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    presto345

    I think it would be immoral to not introduce a technology that will drastically reduce the road toll and save lives.

    I agree with that, but am not convinced driverless vehicles are the answer.

    Posted in: Ethics dilemmas may hold back autonomous cars: study

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    The person clearly was coerced to explain her condition with the company's intention to embarrass herself. That was over the top. That is not the way to treat personnel (read:people). Shame on that company. I hope the judges see the unfairness.

    Posted in: Transgender worker sues Yakult group firm for being forced to come out

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    Other high-profile names, including Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Nobuteru Ishihara

    Another Ishihara?

    Posted in: Ex-defense minister Koike to run for Tokyo governor

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    Certain schools cater to certain clientele. The needs do not always coincide with the provisions either. Most schools over the past decades have made adjustments several times to satisfy students' wishes because of changing times and tolerance. Rebellion of youngsters against established rules is normal. The limit is how far one can go in showing the amount of flesh, the awareness of shame in doing so and the pride in wearing a uniform.

    Posted in: More schools introducing modern, fashionable uniforms

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    The noise produced during elections in Japan is annoying, but won't last that long.

    The noise produced in elections in the US, through loudspeakers or otherwise, lasts for at least 6 months and is big business. Is it business or politics? The process is unnecessarily time consuming and complex and robs the nation of a properly functioning administration.

    Posted in: Which do you prefer: the Japanese or U.S. way of conducting election campaigns?

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    No sarcasm, but so many (intelligent) opinions (keep the forum alive) that do little to change human behavior. Neither does mine, but I for one am relieved nothing serious happened to the girl.

    Posted in: 17-year-old girl hit by train while using smartphone on platform

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    Well done Idemitsu Honda team! These TT races are very exciting to watch, I've been there and whoever wins there's nothing to vote down, I think.

    Posted in: Easy rider

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    The people have spoken (voted) and more than half of the voters decided to go for exiting the EU. This result will stand. But have they seen beyond the ends of their noses? Regret, if any, will set in later.

    Posted in: More than 2.5 million and rising sign UK petition for new EU referendum

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    We’re not going to take away a citizen’s constitutional rights without due process

    Exactly. The right to kill in times of peace.

    Posted in: Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest over guns

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    This country has managed to construct motorways and high speed rail systems in a relatively short time, spending huge amounts of money. Infrastructure for the very popular bicycle has been totally ignored for decades. Traffic rules exist only on the books. There is no enforcement which is negligence on the side of the authorities, who are supposed to provide safe roads for all. How about having a look at Denmark or the Netherlands. The latter tiny country has 19,000 km of dedicated bicycle paths and lanes. Less space needs to be allocated to motor traffic and more to cyclists. Dangerous cycling and violation of traffic rules are the consequence of the failure to provide proper roads.

    Posted in: Tokyo gov’t sets up committee to prevent bicycle accidents

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    presto345

    Yeah, Australia is too small for all those immigrants.

    Posted in: Australia says 28 asylum seeker boats have been turned back

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    presto345

    Gun ownership should be limited to the firearms that existed when the Second Amendment was written. Imagine if Omar Mateen had needed to reload a homemade blunderbuss after firing every shot!

    Imagine this great nation of the United States of America adhering to laws of hundreds of years ago written for that time. Now misinterpreted to suit the convenience of misguided interest groups. Not for the benefit of the nation. Interest groups that are not fazed a tiny bit about the loss of life, the atrocities re-occurring on a regular basis. Blame all the evil just on those who also still follow laws drawn up ages ago. Do not accept any blame yourselves Americans, you have your guns like coffee pots, although the possession of coffee pots was not justified by the constitution. There are always those on both sides who think they are right. But are they? Do the USA wish to be classified as a developed nation, a nation that needs a lethal weapon in every home? Ask yourself that. But I am afraid an honest answer of those so convinced of their own greatness and righteousness will not be an easily justifiable one, proven by the failure of repeated attempts in congress, the senate, the bodies supposed to represent the (fractured) nation.

    Posted in: A divided Senate answers Orlando with gridlock on gun curbs

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    presto345

    Loss of life is sad. But this country still has bear territory. Leave it to the bears. Never enter it alone, but better still, stay out of it and get your bamboo shoots elsewhere.

    Posted in: Man loses finger in latest bear attack

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    What China did to Tibet in the 1950s is what Imperial Japan did to Manchuria in the 1930s.

    Small difference is that Manchuria is no longer part of Japan while Tibet has been annexed by China.

    Posted in: Obama, Dalai Lama anger China with White House meeting

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    Does he actually have anything to communicate?

    Posted in: Cameron holding Brexit vote to blackmail Europe: Putin

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    presto345

    “We need to emphasize that the Tibetan issue is China’s internal affairs and other countries do not have any right to interfere with this,” spokesman Lu Kang told a daily media briefing

    Internal affairs. The term has popped up again. And what business is it of the Chinese commies to interfere with United States policies?

    Posted in: Obama, Dalai Lama anger China with White House meeting

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    I saw Ichiro's response after the record and it was very classy on his part to downplay it and just say it was for the fans.

    Rose felt himself challenged. Shouldn't have since he is so great. Ichiro wasn't about challenging or competing with Rose. That's what sets these two apart. Let the rest of the world quibble about it all.

    Posted in: Ichiro gets 4,257th career hit, surpassing Pete Rose's total

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    What counts most is that Ichiro himself doesn't give a rat's ass about all the fuss and the opinions of the so called pundits including those on this forum.

    Posted in: Baseball great Rose discredits Ichiro hits chase

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    presto345

    “Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn’t he should immediately resign in disgrace!”

    Trump always knows exactly what to say, doesn't he? Yet still he sounds so hollow.

    Posted in: Clinton, Trump adjust politicking following Florida shooting

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