KnowBetter's past comments

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    KnowBetter

    Smokers are addicts, plain and simple. Anyone arguing that and claiming they can just quit when they want to is quite deluded for they are clearly doing something that on average shortens lives by 14 years. Why you'd justify a habit like this and claim you're not an addict is just one of the signs YOU'RE AN ADDICT!!! If you really want to quit, get some professional help and quit.

    Perhaps if 'they' want smoking to stop, why not just paint it for what is, a drug addict's life and then make it NOT COOL, and A VERY UNSOCIABLE AND PERVERSE LIFESTYLE. Once the media, mass advertising and social media do their number on it, smokers will be as acceptable as pedophiles in society. That should take care of those that thought about quitting, the rest will find out the hard way as they always do in life.

    Posted in: Asia's rising tobacco epidemic

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    KnowBetter

    Was just recently in Vancouver, Canada and was shocked (in a good way) to find out they have banned smoking in all restaurants, bars, night clubs, patios of bars and restaurants. Funny thing was it was mainly the Asians that were all huddled outside smoking like it was going out of style. People walking by all giving them the evil stares mainly because the smokers were all spitting around. Another nasty smoker's habit besides littering.

    Posted in: Asia's rising tobacco epidemic

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    KnowBetter

    Yeah, at work on the 41st floor kinda puts a whole different feeling to a quake. The swaying, if no one says anything, will make you a tad queasy if you weren't aware of a quake at the time. Lucky I was out on the street having lunch at the time.

    Posted in: M5.6 quake jolts Kanto region; no tsunami alert

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    KnowBetter

    Had to happen right at lunch. Not like there's ever a good time for an earthquake. Good thing I wasn't ordering a Martini, stirred not shaken because I'm pretty sure I would have been sh!t out of luck there. This business of not being 'buzzed' at work is really starting to kill my social lunch sked. (rolls eyes)

    Posted in: M5.6 quake jolts Kanto region; no tsunami alert

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    Well, he was drunk so I guess that explains it all... ?

    Stabbed with a 'survival knife' and she survived so apparently the knife is not falsely advertised.

    Posted in: 26-year-old 'club host' arrested for stabbing girlfriend in Shinjuku

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    KnowBetter

    A 'little' Soya anyone? Hmmm, now there's a Halloween costume. Might be a tad rough on the last train home though.

    Posted in: Crazy Kawaii

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    KnowBetter

    sighclops

    Every photo of hers is from the right lol...

    (it's part of the clause that journalists / photographers must sign upon meeting her)

    You mean the 'other' right as in left. Yes, she has mainly been shot from the left but in some of her selfies and other promo shots, she has her right side in plain view, explain that please?

    Clearly, her tiny size shows here as she's surrounded by childern and doesn't really tower over them.

    Posted in: Grande hug

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    KnowBetter

    I will title this image as "Eye On The Prize" as she certainly has the look of determination needed to go far! Ganbatte Miyake san!

    Posted in: Heavy weight

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    KnowBetter

    A simple shrine, urn or something else at home or donation for a tree planted with the ashes in a park or a bench installed with a small plaque and message is far better. It has a use. Cemeteries are just plain UGLY, and a HUGE waste of space that only serve to line the pockets of a businesses. Plus, I'm sure that they lower the property value around them and creep out a lot of people.

    Posted in: In Japan, grave times for the tombstone trade

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    KnowBetter

    As most have stated, them getting off their collective arses and out of the 'box' to do REAL enforcement would be a great start. They're already getting paid, would be nice to see returns on those payments.

    Posted in: Kanagawa police launch campaign to reduce traffic accident fatalities

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    KnowBetter

    Ho hum, more BS coming from China. I think we can clearly rule that 'global warming' is the product of much BS and rhetoric. In China's case, the hot air emanating from there is enough to raise the global mean temperature as scientists have modeled. Now how do we let the hot air out slowly without it going postal nuclear on Japan and neighbours? Sadly, China starting WWIII would no doubt start a cooling down of the planet if hot heads prevail. Never, say never... just sayin'

    Posted in: More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll

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    KnowBetter

    Watch as the Yen falls, the stock market will climb, exports will go up and the real pain of powering the country will start to make those power choices become a struggle to deal with. All imports will raise the cost of living in Japan so you could call that inflation and who knows Abe may just be content to leave the consumption tax rate at 8%. Okay, I'll be honest, I've probably had too much to drink...

    Posted in: Stocks reverse losses to finish up 0.25%

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    KnowBetter

    So typical for labour union dinosaurs to play on fears that don't exist and claim jobs will be lost. YOU FIRST NEED TO HAVE THOSE JOBS in order to lose them and since they don't have that skillset at an affordable price, well come on Labour nutters, who are you trying to fool?!

    What I'm surprised about is not that Japan will build these but how come China and SK haven't already lost their collective minds saying that this is illegal, that Japan is selling weapons of mass destruction and they weren't consulted on this first and also asked to bid on it as well. Jaded? Me?

    Posted in: Concern growing in Australia over plan to buy Japanese submarines

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    KnowBetter

    No shock here as taxing consumers only leads to them spending less on the things they don't 'need'. The more money you have, the more you tend to spend. That's not business 101 but simple human nature and whether it's your money or someone else's make little to no difference. This is why it is better to leave the money in the consumers' hands rather than place it into the government's where one can be sure it will almost always be wasted on crap you didn't need like that fugly sweater that so many seem to get for Christmas or birthdays.

    Posted in: Japan's economy shrinks 1.8% in April-June

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    Well then, if Kei cars are dangerous why not ban them and while you're at it motorcycles and bicycles. Make everyone drive HUGE SUVs and ban all huge transport trucks, big buses and that should level the playing field, yes? How about we first figure out what caused this crash, learn from it and make changes if necessary. Maybe it was a mechanically failure or maybe the 22 year old driver was farting around with his keitai or maybe a bee flew into his car and stung him causing him to swerve. The Kei car didn't kill the couple any more than did fuel in the tank or colour of the paint on their car.

    Posted in: Couple killed in Miyagi car crash

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    KnowBetter

    As was stated quite eloquently in an episode of Absolutely Fabulous. "Why don't we just tax the stupid people?!?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gdsc3GiOYs

    Clearly, those plastic bags ARE recyclable and yet, CLEARLY only STUPID people would toss them in the garbage or out their car window or where ever. So why ban them when they have a use, can be recycled and create jobs? Right, I know, pandering to the lowest common denominator... STUPID. Soon the world will be covered in environmentally safe, organic, fair trade, renewable bubble wrap so we can not be held responsible for our own actions or in-actions that lead to some sort of incident. Go ahead you leftist, tree hugging, Al Gore brain washed hippies, neg away because you know it's true and the truth hurts.

    Posted in: California to be first U.S. state to ban plastic bags

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    KnowBetter

    I'm sure the NSA will figure out a way to 'tap' those messages as well to spy on us followed shortly there after by big telecoms figuring out a way to bill us for each message sent.

    Posted in: 'Telepathy' experiment sends 1st mental message

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    KnowBetter

    What?! California is leading the way at over-reacting like a bunch of crazed leftist hippies and banning the evils of modern man?! This is news? It ALWAYS seems to start in California and spread out from there that I'm no longer shocked by these stories. Some make prefect sense but some clearly haven't been well thought out. What about garbage bags?

    We already pay a stupid fee to most stores to buy a plastic bag with their freaking advertising and yet it costs them nearly nothing to make that bag en masse. I'd pay that fee if the bag were blank with no problems but I'll be damn if I should have to pay a store to advertise for them. Those are the stores that I bring the competition's bags to use and watch their reactions. I've been given free bags on more than 80% of those shopping trips. In most cases it has nothing to do with the environment and everything to do with $$$$.

    Posted in: California to be first U.S. state to ban plastic bags

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    KnowBetter

    I've had a 15" notebook screen crushed because the twit in front of me just reclined the seat with one massive move and the screen got caught in the pocket in the back of the seat where the seat tray table goes when not in use. The guy even had the balls to blame me for using a notebook in economy and said I should have flown in business. Those idiots that slam the seatbacks to full recline are far worse than you'd imagine. They also come in all 'shapes and sizes' so there's no 'one type'.

    Also, when meal service starts, I'd use those 'Knee Defenders' but not because I am tall, which I'm not but mainly so I can eat without having the seatback in my face.

    Posted in: 'Legroom war' rages as planes grow more cramped

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    KnowBetter

    Single layer toilet paper is soooooooo useless that you end up using twice as much because it is soooooooo thin. Why even make the stuff. I am so glad that washlets take care of most the business otherwise I'd go nuts with the use of that single layer sand paper.

    Posted in: Japan rolls out campaign to stockpile toilet paper

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