Ah_so's past comments

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    Ah_so

    A decent salary, travel expenses and free or subsidised housing. The salary buys just as much as it did back then. Ok, purchase tax has gone up from my day, but otherwise much the same.

    I would recommend to anyone who wants to experience Japan.

    Posted in: Japan's consulate in New York sees off JET teachers in program's 30th year

  • -1

    Ah_so

    Why not just Google the question if you are so bothered by what tea bags are made of?

    Posted in: 5 ways to reuse tea bags to help combat summertime ailments

  • 3

    Ah_so

    Back to the Future - classics that should be left well alone

    Teen Wolf - this Michael J Fox vehicle should be left well alone - it was bad enough the first time round.

    Total Recall - a classic that should never be touched. OK, they did remake it, but let's pretend it never happened.

    Posted in: "Ghostbusters" is the latest remake from Hollywood. Which of your all-time favorite movies would you absolutely not like to see remade?

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    Ah_so

    Boris Johnson is not prime minister but he is probably one of the world's best known politicians. Theresa May probably recognised that she needed him close, not outside causing trouble.

    I suspect that he will probably avoid provocation and the comments that have previously got him into trouble. He had made some comments in the past which are satirically witty (Hillary Clinton as a sadistic nurse at a mental institution) to downright offensive ("watermelon smiles").

    He may not be able to resist provoking preening humourless politicians from across the world, and hell, there are plenty of them.

    While he is in the job, things will be entertaining.

    Posted in: Boris Johnson a liar with his back against the wall, French counterpart says

  • 2

    Ah_so

    A little off topic I know, but does anyone know why hemp does not grow naturally throughout Japan as a weed?

    I would have thought that given how much of the country is mountainous and hot in summer, I would have thought that there were excellent growing conditions and it would be almost impossible to eliminate. Given that it was cultivated widely previously, I am surprised that it is not already pervasive.

    I have toyed with getting a load of hemp seeds and taking them up to a quiet spot in the mountains, planting them and seeing what happens.

    Posted in: New Renaissance Party backs use of medical marijuana; gets mixed reaction

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    Ah_so

    Is that really good advice? Are you qualified to give it? This is a genuine question. I've read that mild diuretics can be beneficial when the weather is hot (heat loss through urination, fluids not sinking to the feet, something about salt control, etc.).

    Don't worry, you are safe to drink mild diuretics (although I was not aware that barley tea was a diuretic).

    The H20 impact of these drinks far outweighs the fluid loss from the diuretic. It is s bit of an urban myth that you should not touch tea or code if you are dehydrated. Rather, you would be better off drinking water.

    Sports drinks like Pocari Sweat help to replenish some of the salts lost through sweating so can be better than water.

    Avoid concentrated caffeine drinks and strong alcoholic drinks, however

    Posted in: 820 treated with heatstroke symptoms, one dead

  • 0

    Ah_so

    I have a photo of me on a fishing trip way back in the 70s as a toddler wearing a life jacket - even in those less health and safety obsessed times, that was common sense.

    Around water, there should be one adult to supervise each child.

    Cleo - ideally, but that is not always realistic. What you really need is more than one adult so that if one adult needs to intervene, there is another to keep an eye on things.

    Posted in: Father, two children drown while fishing in Miyagi

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    Ah_so

    See so me that if you're going to toss a spear to a friend, you'll toss it with the metal point aiming backwards. You learn this at the dinner table.

    Your family dinners must have been a bit more lively than mine. We rarely tossed spears.

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  • 5

    Ah_so

    Well done Wales. Fantastic result.

    The Robson-Kanu goal was superb - track it down on youtube and take a look.

    Posted in: Wales down Belgium to reach first ever semi-final

  • -1

    Ah_so

    For various reasons, fewer Japanese males are engaging in consumption of alcohol. Compared to 10.1% in 2005, who said they were in the habit of regularly indulging, the percentage had dropped by half, to 5.2%, by 2012

    WHAT? Only 5% of males are regularly indulging? So who is drinking all the beer and sake that is for sale. Who is filling up the bars and izakayas. I really do not believe the accuracy of that figure at all. I do not know any Japanese, male or female, who do not like a drink.

    On the other topic that rears its head whenever bars are mentioned on JT, the reason I like smoking in bars is that it excludes the type of people who won't go into smokey places. I am safe in the knowledge that they are being sanctimonious elsewhere. The fug in these places is a small price to pay.

    Posted in: At old-style drinking places, the quest for Showa-era nostalgia clashes with reality

  • 1

    Ah_so

    Diversity is now nothing but a word used by weaklings in fear of being held hostage by minorities.

    domtiodi - as far as I can tell "diversity" is meant in this case to allow women to equally participate in the economy. I cannot see how women are a minority considering they are more than 50% of the country.

    Posted in: Workplaces for all: British firm sets bar on diversity

  • 4

    Ah_so

    Question for you British here....doesnt the Queen of England have absolute veto power? Is it possible that the Queen of England, could over turn this referendum if she thought differently?

    Yubaru,the referendum does not have any legal weight in itself - it is simply an opinion, but there is no fixed law by which it must be converted to legislation.

    The Queen does not have to give consent to any law. However, it is unthinkable that the monarch would ever withhold consent to laws passed by its government.

    Posted in: Asian central banks, policymakers wade in to calm markets after Brexit vote

  • 0

    Ah_so

    It's going to be absurdly close. I think Brexit might get it

    Posted in: Global markets plunge as Britain votes to leave EU

  • 0

    Ah_so

    For a country with a space problem, it has an incomprehensible love affair with outmoded technologies, like CDs and printed books/manga.

    Posted in: Less is more as Japanese minimalist movement grows

  • 6

    Ah_so

    For students of Japan, this case and also the Olympus whistle blowing incident (or rather the establishment's reaction to it) are very telling examples about how Japanese power works in practice.

    The bubble classic 'The Enigma of Japanese Power' probably goes furthest to explain its workings. If you have never read it, please do. After reading it, nothing should surprise you, but TEPCO still goes beyond what I thought the Japanese establishment would dare.

    Posted in: TEPCO admits delay in declaring 'meltdown' was cover-up

  • -1

    Ah_so

    This is hilarious.

    The guy has been sentenced to death yet the Japanese are worried about whether he should be named as a juvenile. What a joke. If he was a juvenile then he should not be executed. But if he is old enough to hang them he is clearly old enough to be be named.

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    Ah_so

    Of you are old enough to hang you are old enough to vote and drink.

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  • 3

    Ah_so

    Sorry for the loss of life but how can this happen?

    Japan T - it happens, just very infrequently, as you would expect in a country with tight gun control. Most wannabe mass murderers have to resort to the very complex job of making explosives out of fertiliser and hairdressing products.

    Posted in: Brexit campaigning suspended after 'Remain' MP shot dead

  • 5

    Ah_so

    Yoshitsune - brilliant demolition job of the "it's a conspiracy, innit" crowd, whereby anything that happens anywhere must be the result of a conspiracy.

    Now days, a motive for the authorities, however tenuous, effectively become de facto evidence of the conspiracy. It is barely plausible that grown men and women, outside of fiction, would conspire together to murder a young woman, and risk life imprisonment for very little personal gain, in order to have a negligible influence on a referendum.

    The perpetrator of this crime, a man with a history of mental illness and with far right leanings, was witnessed by many people. Perhaps he was put up to this by the powers that be, but it is so unrealistic.

    This is a tragedy for a bright young woman with a young family. Utterly shocking, but please let's not have childish conspiracy fantasies while she remains unburied and her family mourns.

    Posted in: Brexit campaigning suspended after 'Remain' MP shot dead

  • 4

    Ah_so

    This man was mentally unstable, it appears and had trouble dealing with his true sexuality. His Islamic background may have been the trigger for his actions, but it seems to me that ultimately he was just another American nut-job who goes on a slaughter of innocents when his feeble mind can't cope any more.

    I do not think that this is first and foremost Islamic terror, in the way that it was in California, although it cannot be discounted as a factor.

    Posted in: Orlando gunman raged against 'filthy ways of the west'

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