My friend wants to know the name of the sites.
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Does any of this sound familiar to you guys?
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Maybe it's time for both the Taliban and the govt to go after IS 100%.
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A compassionate and truly well-meaning IOC would reply:
"We'll help support Japan to adjust to this very difficult and unusual situation by allowing for a reasonable postponement of these Olympic Games until next year or, if necessary, two years. We'd also like to accommodate the timing of the Olympics to fall on a month that will not be so excruciatingly hot and humid for fans and athletes alike thus avoiding unnecessary heat strokes and/or deaths. We wish for the best, enjoyable and safe running of the Games that the whole world can enjoy"
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They owe the world for this horror. Give it out free.
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What, if anything, do you believe governments around the world aren't telling the public about the coronavirus?
That the real name is "the Wuhan Virus".
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Bullying is a persistent and growing problem at Japanese schools, ...
No it's not. It's something that's been endemic in schools here since the olden days. Ask any elderly person. The kids used to be tougher. Boys used to fight - fist fight and kids were encouraged to fight back esp. by family.
These days kids are much softer and are dealing now with online bullying too.
This suicide epidemic of offing yourself to make others feel sorry for you or for "showing the bully what they've done" needs to exorcised out of their heads.
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10.2-inch iPad (8th Generation) Wi-Fi 32GB: 34,760 yen
Can find something much, much cheaper. Go for another cheaper/generic model and give other choices.
Keyboard and case: 9,790 yen
Case should be optional. If it breaks the parents have to pay for another one.
Applications and installation fees: 8,470 yen
Apps should be free and "installation fees" = BS.
Extended warranty (1 year): 4,400 yen
OPTIONAL. The school board isn't even paying for these. The PARENTS are.
Tablet maintenance (1 year): 1,980 yen
Stylus pen: 8,690 yen
Well, maybe. But you can find one for half that price if it's isn't iPad.
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Posted in: By refurbishing the interiors of our vehicles, they’ll be transformed into mobile vaccination units that can be used in depopulated areas and other places where the majority of the population is elderly. See in context
Good idea but why are private businesses having to offer, donate and volunteer for these kinds of things? Isn't this really what our government should be doing (have been doing) with our tax money?
Finding and executing a smooth road to vaccinating our people - that's what I expect the people I pay (the govt.) to do.
They've had since last summer to figure these things out. What the hell are they doing?
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I would've signed this 8 years ago after we got the Olympics insultingly stating they're the recovery Olympics for Tohoku. Better late than never for a petition. I'll effin sign it.
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This reminds me of the late 80s/early 90s when all the municipalities across Japan got a million dollars each from the national government to encourage investment in things to develop or strengthen their local commerce.
The results in many places, which many here have probably seen, are giant dinosaur parks, weird abstract art pieces, cartoon character hobby museums, turtle statues, etc.
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I hope it falls on the Great Hall of the People.
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I'd like to see Japan go back to a more socialistic approach where they seemed to have a good balance between capitalism and socialism.
Now it's starting to lean more towards US style cut-throat capitalism and the people are suffering.
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This book is a good thing for the Japanese people to rediscover Marxist theories. My Japanese relatives when they were schooled in the 30s, 40s and 50s learned about Marx, Engels, and Webber.
I was surprised when I was growing up to suddenly hear my mom say that Engels stated that we shouldn't have to pay more than 1/3 of our income on rent. She told me she learned this in JHS.
"Communist" regimes of the 20th century were unfortunately transmogrified into dictatorships and/or single party monster regimes.
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OK, maybe it's not genocide but just some mass incarceration, rape, splitting up of families, beatings, torture, forced indoctrination of Han Chinese ways, and the eradication of their culture.
Glad we got that straight.
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It wasn't a time to be worried about if the US Navy was going to take control or not. There was contradictory and sometimes no information coming out Fukushima Dai-ichi and the area. A lot of people throughout the archipelago were frightened and worried to death.
Priority one should've been safely getting the people out of the area if necessary and helping, in any way, to find and rescue people. This worry about power-play was disgusting at the time and it may me lose a hell of a lot of respect for this govt. knowing where their priorities were.
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Thanks, JT. This was a useful article.
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Being able to get to this point without ever having to say who you are is BS. How does anyone know if this C.D. is full of crud or not if know one knows who the hell he is?
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If you don't have to go back to your office at all, you can live anywhere you want. Imagine sipping a drink on a beautiful tropical beach south of Okinawa or living at a ski resort in the Japan Alps or Hokkaido.
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My beach town has been flooded by out-of-prefecturers. Here to fish and surf.
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80% are for this. Yet the govt. is against it. The government should abide by the wishes of the people.
There's a big disconnect here. Something is wrong. The populace needs to wake up.
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It's simple. Do NOT respond after work hours are finished.
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The acronym RCEP is a bit clumsy. They should change the name to The Big Comprehensive Economic Partnership so they could call it BICEP.
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Goes to show you that everything is still too concentrated in that concrete jungle. If the major corporations and companies had really made more of an effort to allow more teleworking as "urged" by the govt. and health officials, more decentralization and outflow over inflow would have occurred.
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Editorial cartoons seem to be something no East Asian country has the tolerance, humor, or maturity to deal with. No wonder these three countries will never get a long. Lighten up.
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Can't they make these vaccine passports available in paper/plastic form like a standard passport? People who don't want to or can't use smartphones shouldn't be forced to get one just for this app.
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It's amazing to see the flip-flop from last fall where these same governors were fighting to be included in the Go To Campaign where they paid people to travel around.
Now the exact opposite message is being bandied about. Is it any wonder the people have lost all confidence and respect for these governors and the national government?
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“Yes, the situation is very difficult,” Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said. “We are fighting the invisible enemy.”
Actually, the "enemy" is yourselves. Lack of leadership, speed, common sense, and the strength to fight back against the IOC unreasonable insistence on having these games this summer.
BTW, Koike in the above picture looks as if she's aged a hundred years. Couldn't think of a worse time to be the governor of Tokyo other than during WWII or the Great Kanto Earthquake.
She can thank Abe and her predecessor Naoki Inose for having this bag of disease handed to her for making a play for getting these Games.
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