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HonestDictatorMay. 24, 2016 - 03:07PM JST
Lego's are still fun, just people need to not let their little ones play with electronic devices as much. Just today I was sitting at home and could hear the kids "Playing" outside. They weren't playing on the swings or tag, sports, or jump rope. They were playing "Minecraft" on their smart phones that their parents gave them and couldn't have been more than 5-6 years old. So much for playing outside huh?
Legos are a free range toy, you can make anything out of them and are only limited by your imagination. Parent's just need to get a better grip on how their kids "play" so that some time can be split playing away from a digital screen. Even as an avid gamer myself, there are still days I go skating, or fishing, or just go to the park for a walk. Because when I was younger and smartphones didn't exist, I couldn't always be sitting in front of a screen and had to go and do something else to entertain myself.
Posted in: Toy 'arms race' turning Lego violent: study
HonestDictatorMay. 24, 2016 - 02:58PM JST
This article pretty much helps refocus on what is actually wrong with the Republican party and the fact Trump is pretty much the main man there.
Both parties have fallen victim to this TBH. Politicians follow the money, and subject themselves to the corporate whip which eventually will lead to our downfall. But their way of thinking these days is, "We'll live like kings until the well runs dry!"
Posted in: Clinton: Trump could bankrupt America like his companies
HonestDictatorMay. 24, 2016 - 02:07PM JST
Ouch, that must sting the PRC. If they didn't start it with their imaginary DMIZ expansion into international areas, this wouldn't be happening now would it.
Posted in: Chinese media slam U.S. lifting of Vietnam arms embargo
HonestDictatorMay. 22, 2016 - 01:49PM JST
I'll keep saying it, I've got no compassion for idiots. Louisiana huh? C'mon, at least prove deep South stereotypes wrong! 'Muricans!
Posted in: 5-year-old girl playing with gun fatally shoots herself in Louisiana
HonestDictatorMay. 19, 2016 - 08:43AM JST
Shocked at this are we? Nope not at all.
Posted in: Muslim nations block gay groups from U.N. Aids conference
HonestDictatorMay. 18, 2016 - 06:59PM JST
And how many countries have nuclear weapons again? How many countries do you believe are willing to actually use them after knowing what nuclear weapons are capable of. How many countries that do not have nuclear capabilities are actively seeking them out? (North Korea ring a bell?)
The matter of fact here, is the only thing that changed will be the global condemnation of whoever attacks first with nuclear weapon in this era, as well as the MAD scenario.
Knowing full well what it's capable of, and launching a nuke will permantly put the launching country on a big global s**t list. It's why the US regardless, has not launched a single nuclear weapon even in the case of ISIS. But lil' kim's nation keeps lobbing rockets in the ocean. If he actually hits Japan or (even better) China, all hell will break loose on NK.
As I said before, no American thought it was a great thing what happened when the atomic bomb was dropped in Nagasaki and Hiroshima. We're actually taught it in world history, because it was a drastic turning point that made major changes and perceptions world wide, and it's not something the US is proud of doing. They always mention what happened afterwards and how many Japanese lives were lost and ruined decades after the those bombs were dropped. Nobody has forgotten. It's a lesson that is going to be taught to our children and our children's children because we know it's not a good thing.
Posted in: Obama's Hiroshima trip stirs debate on Truman's fateful choice
HonestDictatorMay. 18, 2016 - 05:25PM JST
@tinawatanabe, there are quite a few countries besides the US that would state your assessment is incorrect from that time period. Even the Germans would wonder where you get your "history" from.
HonestDictatorMay. 18, 2016 - 03:54PM JST
I've been craving fish a lot lately, and this isn't helping...
Posted in: Anyone for sushi?
HonestDictatorMay. 18, 2016 - 03:52PM JST
I enjoy Xmen films, as long as they're worth watching and tell a pretty good story. So far I haven't been disappointed much with the series. The last Wolverine movie was very disappointing though. Only part worth watching was the very last scene.
Posted in: The X-Men are back, this time fighting 'Apocalypse'
HonestDictatorMay. 18, 2016 - 03:49PM JST
Yep, amazing to see. Now then, how are they taking the current pope's suggestion that contraceptives are NOT evil. Better population control and better management of finances for families with only 2 or less children... instead of the 4 children+ families struggling with poverty because too many mouths to feed and care for.
Posted in: Mexican leader proposes legalizing gay marriage nationwide
HonestDictatorMay. 18, 2016 - 03:44PM JST
For decades it's been more of the, "Vote for the lesser of two evils" for many people that are unaffiliated with either party. I see the same thing here as well. Dem supporters don't need to point it out to me. I just have observed Trump and heard what he had to say, as well as his past and present actions. I know more than what I need to know to not vote for a that farce.
Posted in: Democrats use Trump as bogeyman to get people to vote
HonestDictatorMay. 18, 2016 - 03:40PM JST
@Strangerland Thank you for your input. As for here, there isn't a standardized method, but it is done. I know for my job it depends on how many prescriptions are completed each day from what we receive from healthcare facilities. For a sales rep it depends on how many sales. And many office oriented jobs usually measure productivity by how fast a project/assignment is completed, how much effort an employee puts into the project, or how many are completed before a deadline and such. Usually we don't get to have any input about our productivity unless we're doing poorly. If we're doing better than previous evaluations it may lead to a raise. If its about the same, then they just say keep up the good work and try to maintain that level of productivity or better.
What you described to me though seems like businesses in Japan are still doing something wrong. Beside the obvious outdated system that they're currently using of working employees to death and trying to keep them from taking their time off or vacations as well as not providing better support for female employees and working parents.
Posted in: Newly hired Japanese list 5 business manners they find unnecessary
HonestDictatorMay. 18, 2016 - 03:12PM JST
Sorry, but the past is the past. And there is absolutely nothing we can do about the choices those before us made. What does matter is what we've LEARNED from it. What has Japan and the US learned from atomic weapons? Actually the world learned just how nasty it could be... and yet many countries (US included ofc) still made even more powerful weapons that make the first atomic bombs look like childs play.
Stirring up whether it was right or wrong is moot since nothing will change what happened. It was an era when people didn't know about such things such as radiation fallout, and how long lasting the damage was. It was an era when the Nazi's were attempting to get the bomb first. It was an era when ignorance was bliss. Nobody is saying it was just. Even back then when the US saw the aftermath, America didn't cheer for the destruction and problems left behind after the atomic weapons were first used.
HonestDictatorMay. 18, 2016 - 02:21AM JST
I know I'm reaching into the realm of sci-fi (and possible future tech) but in earthquake prone regions close to fault lines there was an idea to make floating (anti-gravity) cities. It would require an effective power system, but the ability to have a city hover high enough above ground during such situations would save a lot of trouble and resources. Just a thought.
Posted in: M5.6 quake jolts Kanto area
HonestDictatorMay. 18, 2016 - 02:11AM JST
Just a few of the types of incidents for people to think about. One of my relatives has PTSD from sexual abuse when she was growing up. Because of this she doesn't like people male or female putting their hands on her, no matter how slightly. Now she continually goes to therapy classes where it just so happens a transgender individual also attends classes at the same facility.
This person decided that because they identify as female, that they could put their hands on this relative of mine (Hands on shoulder, and hands on leg), and it obviously made her uncomfortable and she stated, "I don't like people putting their hands on me."... apparently this person didn't quite seem to comprehend that statement and continued to pretty much invade her personal space. I've informed her to take it to the counselors that work there, but there is obviously a problem with certain folks that are genetically male but identify as female start behaving like this towards towards genetically natural females. Where do over-reaching SJW "progressives" understand the line should be drawn?
Posted in: Canada announces ban on transgender discrimination
HonestDictatorMay. 17, 2016 - 06:48AM JST
Ok, someone must have really been rocking someone's world. I just wish they'd keep it down from a tectonic plate level.
HonestDictatorMay. 16, 2016 - 05:39PM JST
Just a random question for anyone who works in Japan. Do they ever have an employee evaluation method that actually shows an employee's productivity? Because from what I hear a lot of, many folks show up but hardly do anything. And they stay overtime just to look "productive".
I'm gathering that is probably a major piece what is missing in the Japanese workplace, the procedure to actually see how productive an employee actually is instead of how much they kowtow to the higher ups. Because if such a system actually existed, the majority of those "seniors" and "managers" would probably not have high numbers in productivity.
HonestDictatorMay. 13, 2016 - 08:08AM JST
HonestDictatorMay. 12, 2016 - 06:44PM JST
Yep, took them this long to figure out the time it's worth fighting for something is when you're protecting someone who is worth protecting from someone who is just killing civilians for w/e reason.
Posted in: U.N. peacekeepers urged to use force to save lives
HonestDictatorMay. 11, 2016 - 10:31PM JST
Ignorant view of Islam? Or ignorant view of Muslims? Believe it or not there is a difference, and "phrasing" (Archer reference) should be taken into consideration here.
Posted in: London mayor slams Trump's 'ignorant' view of Islam
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Posted in: There was a time when the United States was considered the world's police officer who often became aggressively involved in maintaining peace and stability in the world. However, observing the presidential election, it appears the United States is moving further and further to a more inward-looking approach.
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You're not Facebooks customer, you're their product, to think otherwise is foolish.
Posted in: Facebook makes changes to avoid political bias
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