Joe Blow comments

Posted in: Japanese love doll mistaken for drowned corpse; saved by emergency services anyway See in context

I really thought it was going to work out between them too.

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Posted in: Man’s body left in house since Jan; wife, 2 children arrested for collecting pension See in context

Happy Father's Day I guess.

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Posted in: Child welfare worker fined for indecent behavior with junior high school girl See in context

I am sure we will hear sooner or later that it was not her first time, that she was dressed in a certain way and deserves that, etc.

She was clearly consenting to this.

We all know how some teenage girls do this for money so they can buy designer shoes and bags. Nothing new.

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Posted in: 15-year-old boy arrested after slashing classmate at school See in context

Something similar happened here recently; a kid was being bullied for over a year, then one day in class he slashed the bully with a box cutter.

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Posted in: Israel strikes Gaza in response to incendiary balloons See in context

Hoping for a double KO here.

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Posted in: New Zealand's Ardern criticizes mosque attacks film amid backlash See in context

Why does this story include the name of the nobody who perpetrated this monstrous act. He should not be mentioned by name in any story about his crime against innocent people. It does nothing but turn him into a person, a right he discarded with his actions.

The story also falsely calls him a white supremacist when he was actually a total nutjob eco terrorist who believed in population reduction to fight climate change, no joke.

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Posted in: Looking for love, white rhino Emma arrives in Japan See in context

And this poor creature isn't exactly doing well in Japan, unless you think confinement to a tiny cage, a minuscule fraction of the space she needs, is doing well... "bud".

They're being slaughtered in Africa by poachers. A zoo is a step up, at least they're alive. Ideally they'll go to preserves in places like Florida.

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Posted in: Automakers face a threat to EV sales: Slow charging times See in context

They should have made the battery packs as slide-out replaceables.

Electric scooters like Gogoro already have this and it works a charm. Just slide the battery out, put it in the charging rack with the others, and pop in a new one and you're off to the races again.

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Posted in: Looking for love, white rhino Emma arrives in Japan See in context

By keeping her in a tiny cage, and putting her on display for people's entertainment. In order to protect rhinos, or any other wild animals, they should be protected where they are, in their natural environment. Saitama Zoo isn't protecting this creature, it's exploiting her and abusing her.

Rhinos aren't exactly doing well in Africa bud.

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Posted in: Andrew Lloyd-Webber vows to defy gov't on London theater reopening See in context

Andrew Lloyd Webber, married three times, all to women. 

If you buy those beards of his then I have a bridge to sell you.

No offense to Webber, I'm sure he's a great guy. He's also tired of the Great Reset.

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Posted in: Outcry as Muslim American lawmaker likens U.S., Israel to Taliban See in context

The "squad" is falling into irrelevance lately so they need to say and do outlandish, provocative stuff to get back into the headlines. First AOC tried to death stare Manchin, now this shock jockey rubbish from Omar lmao

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Posted in: Andrew Lloyd-Webber vows to defy gov't on London theater reopening See in context

That awkward moment when you realize alpha gays are anti-mask and anti-vaxx too.

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Posted in: Uber Eats deliverer arrested for exposing himself inside convenience store See in context

10 am? A little early in the day to be wigglin' your bean, ain't it Jake?

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Posted in: France's Macron slapped in the face while greeting crowd See in context

This is bound to happen, I guess props to "Ares" for going back into the fray.

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Posted in: Musk, Bezos, other billionaires avoid U.S. income taxes: report See in context

The "tax the rich" crowd was naive to think that they'd actually tax the rich. The rich won't pay any of those new taxes, only the middle class will. The rich will use every loophole and offshore tax haven to keep their money.

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Posted in: Nike commercial about gender inequality in Japan receives backlash online See in context

You really want women to get crushed by guys by competing in the same sport? Or will you cry misogyny then too?

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Posted in: 'Do not come': Harris seeks 'hope at home' for Guatemalans See in context

Just saw her little speech. She really comes across as shallow and unconvincing

She's in way over her head, you could tell during the debates that outside of her courtroom bubble she doesn't really know much about anything.

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Posted in: Collectors of digital NFTs see a 'Wild West' market worth the risk See in context

I wonder if NFTs will become junk or not; if everyone eventually starts to migrate over to a VR world that replaces the Internet then they'll need some way of verifying their "property" in the virtual world. Just like when people were selling rare weapons for World of Warcraft. All your possessions in the VR world will be NFTs in a sense.

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Posted in: Harris visits Latin America to tackle migration, corruption See in context

God luck, she's a mean one but too abrasive to be a diplomat and the Biden admin seems to scared to use the big stick.

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Posted in: Protected passengers See in context

Is it me or does baby got back?!

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Posted in: Tokyo's Yoyogi Park to be used as COVID vaccination site See in context

Not a good day for Rockabilly.


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Posted in: Japanese cook shaves head in apology after customer complaint See in context

What if it was a hair from below the Equator? He should shave his little takoyakis too.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka pulls out of French Open, citing mental health issues See in context

Putting athletes on some type of pedastal about the rest of us is bad for society as a whole and it appears to be bad for the athlete. Putting athletes on this pedastal also leads to foolish decisions such as inviting people from all over the world to Japan during a Pandemic for the Olympics.

Putting athletes on a pedestal is clearly descended from our warrior culture past where the strongest, fastest, toughest, and most physically creative would have been prized as the absolute best defenders of the tribe/city/state. Hence the original Olympics. That said some of them are paid obscene amounts, but it's what the market has been able to bear.

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Posted in: Japan OKs Moderna, AstraZeneca vaccines, but AstraZeneca to be put on hold See in context

The AZ one is junk, almost as bad as the Chinese ones.

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Posted in: Mother in Arizona accused of killing her 2 kids had been under scrutiny See in context

She knew what she was doing. She deserves to swing from the gallows. Do some states still use old sparky?

Arizona uses lethal injection, but South Carolina just passed a new law that makes inmates choose firing squad or electric chair.

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Posted in: Widow indicted for allegedly killing Japanese 'Don Juan' See in context

He was 77. She should of just waited a few years.

People don't always think with their brains.

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Posted in: Hayao Miyazaki considers 'Demon Slayer' his rival, Studio Ghibli producer says See in context

Oh, I have a friend who is also an artist, and she says that she tries not to look at other people's art to avoid being influenced.

However, I think he knows more about "Kimetsu" than he is leading on.

This is true, but what ends up happening is you go back and forth; sometimes you do avoid others' work for long stretches at a time, but then you see some and take stock of it, look a bit, but try not to be influenced. It's a constant struggle.

I think Miyazaki has a style, and he often feels he has to have a princess character in every film, but Ghibli could stand to make another movie like Porco Rosso and take Demon Slayer head on.

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Posted in: Congress OKs bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans See in context

Doesn’t matter who attacks someone. The victim is still the victim and feels the same pain/humiliation/loss.

I think it's interesting to study where there's a slightly outsized percentage of blacks attacking Asians.

My unscientific take: It seems to me that Asians are viewed as either physically weaker or less likely to fight back, rooftop Koreans aside. Most of the attacks seem to be on the elderly but I've yet to see any stats that show that elderly Asians are attacked more than seniors of other races.

Seniors, in any case, should arm themselves.

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Posted in: Congress OKs bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans See in context

Let's pause for a moment to remind ourselves about how this "Asian hate" got started in the first place.

You'd have to back to places like 1800s California for that with Chinese working low-wage jobs during the Gold Rush and depressed wage levels. They were a convenient scapegoat then.

But even then, the narrative that it was purely White people attacking Asians is proved false; look at the Chinese massacre of 1871 in Los Angeles, where 500 White and Hispanic/Mexican people attacked Chinatown.

Not sure where you're going with this though.

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Posted in: Pelosi calls for U.S., world leaders to boycott China's 2022 Olympics See in context

So the US gets all righteous with concerns of human rights abuse in China yet cannot voice any words of condemnation towards Israel with regards to the atrocities being committed on the Palestinian people

Israel isn't rounding them up in concentration camps, their territory was ceded in 1917, if they want to fight a war for it like they have since 1967 then that's their choice. Hamas uses women and children as human shields, of course there are atrocities.

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