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jumpultimatestarsJul. 31, 2014 - 01:46AM JST
Honestly it makes me sick reading feminist facebook posts/ the western feminists spew their bullcrap looking for meaningless reasons to get upset over when Countries like Japan ACTUALLY have legitimate misogynistic problems to deal with.
I wish those people could live in a country where problems are REAL so they can see the difference.
Posted in: Japan must eliminate misogyny in workforce: UNDP chief
jumpultimatestarsJul. 23, 2014 - 01:23AM JST
Posted in: Deer hunter shot and killed by fellow hunter
jumpultimatestarsJul. 23, 2014 - 01:22AM JST
ban guns everywhere. Clearly it is not just the "bad" men that kiss with it, guns kill people. Stupid men, clumsy men, older men, irresponsible/ negligent men, children, etc aaaalll kill with guns.
jumpultimatestarsJul. 22, 2014 - 07:54AM JST
eh, a 6:4 ratio of people think the world is more dangerous? How can I put this in simple terms. If a lion is hiding in a room, waiting to attack, is the room less dangerous just because you didn't know it was in there? In my opinion, now that all of these "cats" are out of the bag, the world is a safer place. When the danger is in plain sight, you know where to avoid if you want to live. The danger itself hasn't been added or subtracted.
Posted in: Do you think the world is more dangerous today than, say, 10 years ago?
jumpultimatestarsJul. 19, 2014 - 06:52AM JST
this was just folksy humor, I don't see what the big deal is. Completely different from the sexist ridicule that other woman had to endure.
Posted in: Politician proposes giving newlyweds pierced condoms
jumpultimatestarsJul. 17, 2014 - 07:05AM JST
Although I agree that giving the award to them would be a joke, it would also be a huge slap in the face to Abe, which would be nice.
Posted in: Campaigners push for pacifist Japanese people to win Nobel Peace Prize
jumpultimatestarsJul. 15, 2014 - 05:48PM JST
I'm no perv, but why would you wear bathing suits in public that you wouldn't feel comfortable with other people seeing anyways? I don't see what the problem is.
Posted in: Swimming goggles with full HD camera
jumpultimatestarsJul. 09, 2014 - 08:54PM JST
There are 2 very important points regarding the cause vs affect of any link/ pattern you may have noticed of highly-motivated people being less likely to be pot smokers.
-1. Someone who becomes depressed/unmotivated from life circumstances is more likely to smoke pot to feel better, so it may "appear" the pot did that to them (as it may seem simultaneous). This is a misleading correlation.
-2. If you take a regular, motivated, happy person and have them smoke pot for a month or two for a study, you may notice a decrease in motivation, but don't mistake that for a brain chemistry problem- Psychologically speaking, if you had to work hard for years to afford that new house and car you've been wanting to access those "reward centers" in the brain you were talking about, vs. simply picking up that weed beside you whenever you want to, it is entirely reasonable and probable that you might "chill out" slightly on ambitions... You may realize you don't really need to go through all that effort to feel happy. Who needs a stretch SUV anyway?
Posted in: Is smoking pot harmless?
jumpultimatestarsJul. 08, 2014 - 09:57AM JST
First off I don't see how marijuana is related to this article in any shape or form, unless he is explicitly quoted as saying "I did that worse drug because marijuana isn't legal". He may have liked doing this drug whether or not there were safe alternatives, so I don't know why that discussion is on the table.
But secondly, those of you who are comparing driving under the influence of alchohol to driving under the influence of marijuana have clearly never been high before. Alcohol is countless times worse for impairing judgement... Alcohol is a heaving drug no matter how you look at it.
Posted in: Another accident blamed on driver who inhaled loophole drug
jumpultimatestarsJul. 07, 2014 - 08:48AM JST
Nothing in this article explaining why they're suddenly asking for help 18 years later? This article is lacking..
Sorry but there's no chance in hell they'll find anything based off this, not at this point.
Posted in: Police appeal for help to solve 1996 abduction of 4-year-old girl
jumpultimatestarsJul. 07, 2014 - 08:40AM JST
If you use a vaporizer than yes, it is 100% harmless... People are too thick to realize that though. Smoking it just hurts your body and makes the high worse.
jumpultimatestarsJul. 03, 2014 - 06:29AM JST
Arresting someone in front of the school just because of their medication? I would suggest out of all people in the situation the police did the most to possibly harm the kids. I hope you guys also realize that illegal "stimulant drugs" in Japan includes very tame legal brand name drugs that even children are prescribed in the US.
Posted in: What to tell children when teachers go astray
jumpultimatestarsJun. 30, 2014 - 02:04PM JST
what good is a democracy if you see japan's governing body heading in the direction of pre-war Japan and there's nothing you can do to stop it? Besides, on election day this man only has 1 vote he cast, unless he can sway the general public by waking them up like this... and he very well may get peoples attention; lighting yourself on fire for political reasons is so arienai that people can't help but think of why he would go so far... and then naturally become more politically aware in order to find out.
I'm proud of him overall, but endangering other human beings is another matter.
Posted in: Man sets himself on fire in Tokyo in protest against Abe
jumpultimatestarsMay. 18, 2014 - 12:07PM JST
@Educator60 That would be called reckless endangerment.
Posted in: Man arrested for shining spotlight on police copter
jumpultimatestarsApr. 27, 2014 - 05:28PM JST
I HATE how they changed the target audience pf these movies to little kids.
Posted in: 'Hobbit' filmmaker changes name of trilogy finale
jumpultimatestarsApr. 18, 2014 - 06:05PM JST
there is over a 99% conviction rate when caught yet a huge percentage of those have been proven to be unjustly accused... If this officer actually DID bump her by accident and knew the statistics of conviction rate, he made the right decision both to first try running, as well as to plead guilty once caught so that he would at least get a reduced charge. Those are the choices any innocent man should make in japan's current system.
Posted in: Police officer arrested for sexually assaulting woman on train
jumpultimatestarsApr. 11, 2014 - 03:54AM JST
That's what's bound to happen to anyone that doesn't know to look both ways before crossing the street. You can never count on cars to notice you for you. Parents need to teach their kids this basic lesson in personal responsibility: Look both ways! Crossing or none!
Posted in: 10-year-old boy dies after being hit by car on way to school
jumpultimatestarsApr. 03, 2014 - 06:05PM JST
@Reckless speaking as an almost 25 year old virgin who goes to the gym AND does yoga, I can 100% assure you that just because you ATTEND something regularly doesn't mean you'll ever get to know people. Some people attract attention naturally and other people keep to themselves naturally. We have the ability to be invisible. It's clear you have to risk being viewed as the creep at the gym who hits on girls if you want to even have a chance to get any, and I'm not prepared for the risk >.>
Posted in: Poll on number of male virgins in Japan not all bad news
jumpultimatestarsApr. 01, 2014 - 10:20AM JST
getting stabbed in the neck yet still survives, lucky guy
Posted in: Couple stabbed while sitting in car in parking lot
jumpultimatestarsMar. 19, 2014 - 08:23PM JST
Anyone who actually believes this could happen because of the verbal behavior of one school coach is very short-sighted. No matter how awful the coach was, there must've been a whole host of other problems, possibly at home too, to make this the incident that broke the camel's back. Calling him "too sensitive" while knowing nothing about his life is ludicrous. At 14 if you have trouble at home it makes the whole world seem like a dark prison.
Posted in: Boy seriously injured after jumping from 4th floor of school building
Aug. 01, 2014 - 12:30AM JST
@the Resident: No contribution to the topic? Re-read what I quoted from the article, then my…
Posted in: Airbus says no room for more talks in cancelled Japan jet deal
Aug. 01, 2014 - 12:29AM JST
As Eamonn Fingleton has written:
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Aug. 01, 2014 - 12:20AM JST
These are a horrible idea. I really hope they don't catch on in Japan.
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Aug. 01, 2014 - 12:13AM JST
There are plenty of observations to make about why one little installation doesn't generate enough power,…
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