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Posted in: 'Time to end the forever war,' Biden says on pulling U.S. troops from Afghanistan See in context

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Biden was “paving the way for another 9/11” by withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. 

Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the No. 3 Republican in the House, argued it would “only embolden the very jihadists who attacked our homeland on that day twenty years ago.”

I am afraid there are just some people that can't swallow their pride. Personally, I don't care if the Taliban or others do a "victory dance" if the US withdraws. The main reason for 9/11 was the US being in Saudi Arabia after the first Gulf War. If the US withdrew, they wouldn't have a reason to become emboldened to attack the US. And I doubt that any US troops that have been killed would say they want the war to continue.

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Posted in: Japanese businesses to reopen automatic hand dryers in public restrooms See in context

I hate the damn things. They are noisy and don't dry your hands. Tell the Japan Business Federation to watch Mythbusters. They proved that they indeed increase germs and bacteria. I always carry a towel.

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Posted in: Kiss Choco Mint: New Japanese drink challenges all our minty preconceptions See in context

While choc-mint products have been dividing opinion overseas for years, the flavor combination only recently arrived in Japan, ...

Huh? It's been in BR 31 for years.

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Posted in: If you could live in any city in the world (post-pandemic), other than where you live now, which one would you choose and why? See in context

Uruyasu. I want to use an Annual Passport to go to Tokyo Disneyland / Disney Sea every day once they begin selling them again and I don't have to wear a mask.

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Posted in: Some medical experts unconvinced about holding Tokyo Olympics See in context

How many times have we heard of PM Suga, Gov. Koike, and others saying they are holding meetings with "experts"? Too many to count. I suppose they had the meetings and then just ignored what the "experts" said. Or maybe their "experts" were pre-approved by Dentsu, the JOC, and the IOC.

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Posted in: Railway company employee arrested for voyeurism at train station See in context

And since it is so ubiquitous in porn, manga, etc., one wonders why even take the chance. Just buy some porn, or go to one of the many free sights.

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Posted in: Don’t get confused, this Ramune drink is actually a Lemon Chu-hi for adults See in context

4% alcohol content isn't nearly enough. Let us know when they release a SUTORONGU version.

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Posted in: Overseas Tokyo Olympic ticket holders may get only partial refunds See in context

The problem with saying the Japanese government should bear all costs (something I agree with) is that what it means is that those paying Japanese taxes will have to pay for this.

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Posted in: Evidence emerges of 'brand new' physics at CERN See in context

Hurray for SCIENCE!

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Posted in: Japan complains over U.S. military's use of term 'East Sea' See in context

The “East Sea” is situated to the west of Japan so it’s not a neutral term.

The 18th sea is situated to the east of the Asian Continent, so yes the name "East Sea" is entirely suitable from geographical perspective.

Not suitable at all. It clearly is not neutral as the first poster pointed out. I could understand if they tried to call it the East Asia Sea, but clearly it is not east of Japan. I wonder how many people would appreciate it if countries from North and South America decided to rename the Atlantic Ocean the East Ocean and the Pacific Ocean the West Ocean. Not many from Europe, Africa, or Asia.

This is similar to how "North Sea" is north from the perspective of the European continent.

Not similar at all. You can't get any further north than north.

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Posted in: Abe says sorry over political funding case See in context

I still don't understand why paying for a party is so bad. There are so many other things he did that are much more worthy of censure or worse. Bringing the Olympics comes to mind.

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Posted in: What are your fondest childhood memories of Christmas? See in context

All the Christmas shows and specials. How the Grinch Stole Christmas. A Charlie Brown Christmas. And many more.

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Posted in: Prosecutors decide not to indict Abe over dinner party spending See in context

Instead, they are planning to file a summary indictment against his state-paid secretary soon for allegedly not keeping the financial records.

So, as always, the underlings have to take the heat for the elite. Pathetic. Not that I think paying for a meal is a real crime. This is going nowhere.

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Posted in: What is Christmas going to be like for you this year? See in context

We're (my wife and I) are empty nesters. Two of our three children live quite far away. We have no grandchildren. The two of us have to work that day because, well, because Japan. So, this year Christmas will be like any other day of the year.

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Posted in: Biden addresses COVID bill, holiday pandemic precautions See in context

I was so happy to hear that President Trump lost the election.

I was so depressed to hear that VP Biden won the election.

Are there no good people to vote for? Not so much.

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Posted in: M6.5 quake hits northeastern Japan; no tsunami warning issued See in context

Mezameshi Terebi said it was likely an aftershock (余震) from 3-11-11. Seems like a long time for an aftershock, but I would prefer that to a precursor to another 3-11-11 in the future.

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Posted in: Black 'sand-like' asteroid dust found in capsule brought back by Japanese probe See in context

Good on JAXA! I look forward to reading what they discover about these particles and other substances.

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Posted in: What we know about COVID-19 vaccines and side effects See in context

Bring it on. I'd rather suffer from a little needle in the arm once, even if follow-ups are required like for the flu, than suffocating masks for months. I want a badge that I can hang around my neck certifying I got the vaccination.

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Posted in: 90% of Japanese firms plan to skip year-end, New Year parties due to virus See in context

It's kind of ironic that the one year that practically everyone wants to forget is the one year when a party set aside to do so shouldn't be held. I want to forget this year, but I'll be doing it at home. No gatherings for me.

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Posted in: Genderless high school uniforms spread in Japan to meet needs of LGBT students See in context

How about just getting rid of school uniforms altogether?

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on reservation basis See in context

Bring it on. Do we get a badge to wear around our neck certifying we have been vaccinated so that we don't have to wear those useless masks?

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Posted in: Empress Masako turns 57 See in context

@jojo_in_japan

Not from me. I agree 100%.

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Posted in: Are you becoming numb to the daily reports of surging coronavirus cases or does it still worry you when you see each day's figures? See in context

I am not numb to it, but neither do I worry about it so much. I look to the numbers more out of curiosity than anything else.

Still waiting for that vaccine so I can take off the mask.

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Posted in: Texas asks U.S. Supreme Court to help Trump upend election in long-shot lawsuit See in context

I don't particularly look forward to President Biden. But then again, I wouldn't particularly look forward to a second term of President Trump. But it is what it is. Get over it and hope for the best.

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Posted in: COVID-19 wrecked 2020. Will 2021 be different? See in context

Bring on the vaccine. Get rid of the useless masks.

I got my influenza shot last week, as I have done many years before, and as I will many years hereafter. An additional vaccine for corona would be no big deal. Unless a person has an underlying health reason they can't be vaccinated, they should. Certainly better than having to wear a mask.

I want a return to normal because I want to be able to enjoy visiting my children who have moved away (that is, be able for myself to travel or my children to travel) and to go to restaurants, amusement parks, and other places without those despicable masks.

I will be first in line, last in line, whatever in line to get a vaccine. I will even sign up as a test subject. Anything to get rid of those stupid masks.

There are many places that require masks, even for those that have legitimate reasons for not being able to wear them. Why not have those places require vaccines? Certainly more effective than masks.

In case I haven't made it clear, I HATE MASKS!

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Posted in: Breakdancing gets Olympic green light for Paris 2024 See in context

Yet another reason to cancel the Olympics this time, next time, and forever and for always. They are a joke with no laughter.

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Posted in: Have you or anybody you know been tested for the coronavirus? If yes, what was the result? See in context

I know one who was tested because the person was to be hospitalized for a non-Covid reason. That person tested negative and was hospitalized normally instead of having to go to a special ward.

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Posted in: Japanese space officials eager to analyze asteroid samples See in context

Hurray for JAXA! Hurray for science!

Job well done!

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Posted in: Support for Suga's cabinet falls to 50% amid virus resurgence: poll See in context

Why anyone cares who paid for a party is beyond me. Abe may have done a lot of things in the wrong way, but this is a non-issue.

Cancel the Olympics. Too much money spent on a non-event.

Give me the vaccine. I will be a guinea pig. I just want to get rid of masks.

And the LDP is no where near being either "liberal" or "democratic."

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