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Posted in: 82-year-old woman arrested for hitting crying 3-year-old girl at shopping center See in context

That is weird. I think arresting the old lady is pretty severe.

That would be rather reckless not to arrest her.

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Posted in: Golden Globes voters approve sweeping reforms after racism row See in context

Violence seems to always accompany BLM activity seems. Violence is not a common result of love.

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Posted in: Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's Coates See in context

There is plenty that could stop the games.

Japanese government says no games.

Japanese gov. blocks travelers from overseas - or just athletes.

Tokyo Fire Dept declares buildings unsafe. (or whatever dept. is in charge of that.)

Enough volunteers quit.

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Posted in: Bomb kills at least 55 at girls' school in Afghan capital See in context

Disgusting.

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Posted in: Golden Globes voters approve sweeping reforms after racism row See in context

Former president Philip Berk was expelled last month for forwarding an email dubbing Black Lives Matter a "hate movement"

The Woke has spoke!

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Posted in: People weary over latest extension of COVID emergency in Japan See in context

Well, that's because nobody is wearing their super effective and superior Abenomasks.

I saw a guy wearing one last week. He looked stupid because it was so small. (ie. It didn't cover enough of his face to hide his stupidity.)

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Posted in: India's surge hits southern states, prompting more lockdowns See in context

A lot of misconceptions about herd immunity out there. Both sides are correct - at least partially.

herd immunity - resistance to the spread of an infectious disease within a population that is based on pre-existing immunity of a high proportion of individuals as a result of previous infection or vaccination.

It's the result. The result of previous infection (and survival, duh) and / or vaccination.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s anti-crowding coronavirus countermeasures backfire on trains See in context

How can it be that a lot of posters on JT are able to see this coming from miles away, yet the people who are supposed to run this country, aren't? Mind boggling.

Can we apply for some kind of bureaucratic pay?

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Posted in: Anti-Olympic petition tops 200,000 signatures in just 2 days See in context

Been doing a bit of research into this change.org.

It seems to send the right wing into hysterics.

Thanks for the recommendation.

@Jimizo - okay, lolz um... what?

I don't think change.org is effective for anyone - no matter your political beliefs.

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Posted in: Anti-Olympic petition tops 200,000 signatures in just 2 days See in context

At first I thought this might accomplish something. Then I saw it was on change.org.

Oh well. It was worth a try.

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Posted in: Japan bans removal of prized agricultural seeds, seedlings abroad See in context

@marcelito right???

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Posted in: World's oldest person, 118, pulls out of torch relay See in context

No dementia there. Smart choice.

She's not reckless.

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Posted in: Action star Steven Seagal gives samurai sword to Venezuela's Maduro See in context

Why would anyone be honored to get a Japanese sword from Seagal? So he lived here and had a dojo for awhile. So what?

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Posted in: Don't call us grannies: Meet Japan's senior cheer squad See in context

No thanks. I stick with the pichi-pichi teenagers.

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Posted in: Japan bans removal of prized agricultural seeds, seedlings abroad See in context

Given the current state of things, I think growing better food in more places is a good thing. It's hard to say who has the right in some cases tho.

Take Kyushu's beloved "decopon" orange - it's a hybrid including the navel orange which is not native to Japan. Is Japan going to give back all the produce it imported to cultivate locally?

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Posted in: Ishikawa town builds giant squid with COVID relief funds See in context

That artist got a good contract! There's no way that structure cost even half that!

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Posted in: Japan faces longer state of emergency, casting doubt on Olympics See in context

What kind of idiot would introduce a national travel campaign during a viral pandemic?

So glad they did! I had a great time!

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Posted in: Mindblowing: Advances in brain tech spur push for 'neuro-rights' See in context

Scary stuff in the wrong hands!

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Posted in: Judge presses Epic CEO during second day of Apple antitrust trial See in context

"customer convenience"

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Posted in: Is it safe to go to big sporting events during the pandemic? See in context

No, but going to crowded shopping malls is perfectly fine. /s

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Posted in: Can therapy ease the trauma of U.S. racist attacks and systemic racism? See in context

Surely we can all agree that anti-asian or anti-black or anti-white - NONE of it is right - and that we should stand against such behavior!?

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Posted in: Nurses say they are needed elsewhere, not at Tokyo Olympics See in context

IOC be like: Well, the Olympics were planned before the pandemic, so we think the Olympics have priority. First come, first served, right?

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Posted in: In Tokyo, anarchy comes on two wheels See in context

If you think that a road cyclist on a 5 hour training ride for the Tour of Japan is the same as a splay-kneed ojiisan wobbling his way slowly down the sidewalk then that's your lookout.

I don't think they are the same, but both are cyclists.

The last time a police officer stopped me for 'cycling whilst gaijin,' I asked the guy to clarify a few rules for me. He didn't have a clue. I also asked him why he didn't stop the Japanese cyclist who passed us on the wrong side of the road with earphones in. He didn't have an answer for that one, either.

You asked the cop to explain the rules? Sounds like you were wasting your time.

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Posted in: In Tokyo, anarchy comes on two wheels See in context

There's nothing wrong with what I said.

Sure there is! Is there a time when there isn't?

There's nothing wrong with generalizing. People do it all the time (see what I did there).

And emphasize "always" eh? Okay. Cool story, girl.

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Posted in: Can therapy ease the trauma of U.S. racist attacks and systemic racism? See in context

Calling all straight, white, Christian males victimizers

That's sexist, racist and religiously discriminatory.

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Posted in: In Tokyo, anarchy comes on two wheels See in context

Interestingly just saw a bike to bike crash the other day when a big guy came barreling down a hill and straight through a stop sign and hit a bike crossing the road and knocked the guy down.

Reckless!

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Posted in: In Tokyo, anarchy comes on two wheels See in context

What really bugs me are people who have absolutely no lights during night time.

That and the new, ultra-bright LED lights that leave anyone facing the *cyclist nearly blind.

*a person who rides a bicycle

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Posted in: In Tokyo, anarchy comes on two wheels See in context

Also, can we not confuse cyclists, who are people who cycle for health, enjoyment, and hobby, who own bikes that cost upwards of 100,000 yen, and who largely obey traffic laws, with "people who ride bikes," who own mama chari that cost 5,000 yen and always, always ride on the damn wrong side of the road.

*cyclist /ˈsʌɪklɪst/ noun: cyclist; plural noun: cyclists - a person who rides a bicycle.*

You might need to check your vocabulary again.

"upwards to 100,000 yen"?? Might want to bump that figure up to 300,000. Could be more.

"always, always ride on the wrong side of the road"? Generalizing again? (sigh)

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Posted in: Can therapy ease the trauma of U.S. racist attacks and systemic racism? See in context

I'd like to hear a few examples of the systemic racism mentioned in this article.

Systemic racism is a form of racism that is embedded through laws within society or an organization. It can lead to such issues as discrimination in criminal justice, employment, housing, health care, political power, and education, among other issues.

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Posted in: Nurses say they are needed elsewhere, not at Tokyo Olympics See in context

But I think these ladies (are male nurses a thing in Japan?) are holding the fate of the Olympics in their hands.

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