Carcharodon's past comments

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    Carcharodon

    Agh, this old chestnut. I know I have written about this multiple times before.....I searched my comments and found the post it was in an article titled

    https://www.japantoday.com/category/opinions/view/japanese-style-toilets-can-be-challenge-for-visitors#comment_1606046

    my comments were a cut and paste of a previous story where I commented on the pros of squatting.

    Here we go! Third time to post my thought on squatting! ..............Sadly modern ignorance is rife. Squatting is the the best way for you health, it's the way we evolved to go over millions of years. sitting to go, is a mere blip in the human timeline and its causes a host of problems - 'piles' for starters anyone? Humans are so far removed from nature now, most of us don't know how to go naturally, what a truly sad indictment of our species. Seven Advantages of Squatting (from this linked site) http://www.naturesplatform.com/health_benefits.html Makes elimination faster, easier and more complete. This helps prevent "fecal stagnation," a prime factor in colon cancer,appendicitis and inflammatory bowel disease. 2.Protects the nerves that control the prostate, bladder and uterus from becoming stretched and damaged. 3.Securely seals the ileocecal valve, between the colon and the small intestine. In the conventional sitting position, this valve is unsupported and often leaks during evacuation, contaminating the small intestine. 4.Relaxes the puborectalis muscle which normally chokes the rectum in order to maintain continence. 5.Uses the thighs to support the colon and prevent straining. Chronic straining on the toilet can cause hernias, diverticulosis, and pelvic organ prolapse. 6.A highly effective, non-invasive treatment for hemorrhoids, as shown by published clinical research. 7.For pregnant women, squatting avoids pressure on the uterus when using the toilet. Daily squatting helps prepare one for a more natural delivery.

    Someone asked: "how in the heck do you arrange the pants so that nothing goes haywire ... ?? " before I came to Japan, I was told to remove one leg from your trousers, move the whole lot to one side and then squat. Slip on shoes makes this a lot easier, I can do it in a few seconds. If you have any balance and flexibility, (sadly I have met many, inflexible, out of shape and overweight foreigners in my time in Japan - the very ones who hate squatting...) it should be easy to perform. People with knee issues and genuine orthopedic issues etc I can fully understand the dislike of the squatter however.

    My school has modern CLEAN squat toilets, in addition, to sit down toilets, I always go for the squat toilets. I care about my health - all aspects: nutrition, exercise sleep and this - minimise your risk of troubles later on down the line -squat - you'll build normal leg strength too.

    Train stations can be nasty, (I wish station staff pride in their job/station extended to the bathroom) but at least no body parts are in contact with the seat, no dreaded "porcelain kiss" for the man parts either which Japan is shocking for - horribly un-ergonomically shallow shaped bowls - far too little "swing space" for blokes. Though I do like washlets - the only positive benefit from sitting to go.

    Posted in: Squat toilets’ popularity fading as parents call for them to be abolished in Japanese schools

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    Carcharodon

    suggesting that a ban would protect lives and that alcohol was not worth the loss of a single life. Something I believe, people are more important than some beverage. It is obvious many people are drinking dangerously and I don't want to see anyone else die over a stupid pursuit.

    I used alcohol as an example

    As noble and altruistic as your post was, I think humanity has much bigger fish to fry than a "stupid game".
    Society is "pennywise, pound foolish" when it comes to serious issues.

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    Carcharodon

    Tragic for the father to witness your child burn alive. One look at the installation and anyone with common sense could see it was a disaster waiting to happen. On the forensic side, was the boy allowed to be playing on the exhibit? Was it an actual jungle gym for play or purely for aesthetic art purposes only? and did the boy playing on the deathtrap knock the wood shavings (not sawdust another crime story on this site with a substantial lost in translation error) and inadvertently start the fire? The article fails to mention who the "organiser" was, it just states organiser. Someone from the "organisation" is going to have some serious questions to answer. Hope they have liability insurance.

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  • 2

    Carcharodon

    arukisumaho? nah Keitai zombies (Keizom) is better

    Posted in: Railway, mobile companies urge commuters to stop using mobile devices while walking

  • 2

    Carcharodon

    https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/5a6lbd/it_just_works_apple/

    Lol. 7246 comments- for one comedy pic posted on reddit...... soon there will be no ports at on the macbook, though the latest one does have a headphone jack! yay.

    Posted in: Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac

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    Carcharodon

    39 y.o working man, most likely no criminal history. until this one tragic and stupid accident, was regular hard working tax paying Joe Bloggs Aside from his driving indiscretion, not a threat to society. He most likely has a family to support and how can he make reparations to the victims locked up for 10 years in prison?, wasting tax payers money? There are no winners, and the longer he goes to prison, the losers in the equation suffer more. 14 months does seem short. It's not like he will be scot free once he out. Going to prison for long stint will achieve what?

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    Carcharodon

    had a quick peek at that bastion of irrefutable knowledge: Wikipedia https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%9C%9F%E4%BA%BA

    Seems a word that started off as descriptive and generally accepted, and has then become derogatory over time. My interpretation of an equivalent word would be - Negro.

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    Carcharodon

    ex·trav·a·gant

    ikˈstravəɡənt/ adjective

    lacking restraint in spending money or using resources. "it was rather extravagant to buy both" synonyms: spendthrift, profligate, improvident, wasteful, prodigal, lavish "an extravagant lifestyle"

    costing too much money. "extravagant gifts like computer games" synonyms: expensive, costly, lavish, high-priced, high-cost;

    exceeding what is reasonable or appropriate; absurd. "extravagant claims for its effectiveness" synonyms: exorbitant, extortionate, excessive, high, unreasonable

    I really like the third definition...spot on dictionary spot on. As an aside. weddings are a great example when teaching any of the above words.

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  • 0

    Carcharodon

    @goldorak based on his arm position he has taken off on his left. That said I watched some of the para games and some longer jumpers were taking off on their prosthesis.

    Posted in: High jump

  • 1

    Carcharodon

    I don't mind standing on trains. Apparently, you burn 100-200 calories more per hour standing on a swaying moving train, as opposed to sitting. I spend enough time sitting every day as it is, free "exercise" while commuting is a silver lining.

    Posted in: Seats descend from ceiling on train to provide extra comfort for passengers

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    Carcharodon

    So many great movies and great memories. A happy memory from one of his movies to remember him.

    In springtime, the only pretty ring time, When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding; Sweet lovers love the spring (from Willy Wonka)

    Posted in: 'Willy Wonka' star Gene Wilder dead at 83

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    Carcharodon

    Terrible that a lady has died and another injured. However, I would like to point out that the media has just been waiting to jump on the story as PokeGo is the flavour of the month. Every day there are accidents and I'm sure deaths caused by distracted drivers . watching T.V . playing with the sat nav and of course - phones. Distracted drivers with smartphones or any cellphone is not a new phenomenon, it has been an issue for two decades now, especially the talking driver. Though, one could argue that pokego is an insidious form of distraction more dangerous than the others. I would like to see the data for injuries and death caused by cellphone distraction. Distracted is distracted. Whether it be reading, watching T.V, Lining someone or playing a game - pazudora or Pokemon go, the outrage and repercussions should be equal.

    Posted in: Driver, playing Pokemon Go, hits and kills pedestrian, injures another

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    Carcharodon

    Well done Japan, incredible effort! Kiryu was awesome on the bend. perhaps that why he was running bend.Cambridge was also clutch on the anchor, he held off the rest, no mere feat! The USA, wow. the BCC analysed the change in depth, and in super slow mo, their panel of experts including Michael Johnson took a deep look, such a close call. incredibly pedantic by the judge. maybe the same judge who robbed the GB 4x400m team? either way some shoddy officiating this T&F .

    Posted in: Jamaica wins 4x100 relay giving Bolt 9th gold; Japan takes silver

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    Carcharodon

    https://www.google.com/maps/@34.27416,136.0093711,16.63z?hl=en I know this road well, when I first heard I automatically thought of the well-known corkscrew takinowaki tunnel/viaduct a little further south (check out the google street view of the viaduct part -amazing engineering). I have had one horrible close call in that tunnel with a large truck. Drivers are usually quite vigilant in this sharp tunnel.

    The Osaka tunnel (in the link) is a short one with a minor curve in it, sadly enough to veer off into the opposite lane. One moment of complacency has disastrous repercussions. I guess the southbound driver, has gone straight on, veering into the northbound lane

    Posted in: 3 killed, 2 injured in head-on collision in Nara tunnel

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    Carcharodon

    Watched this live this morning, great drama, incredible performance by the Brazilian athlete, well done to him and the courage to go for it. That's what the Olympics are all about. Disgraceful performance by the boorish partisan crowd, showing a complete lack of respect. That's not what the Olympics are about at all.

    Posted in: Brazilian Da Silva soars to dramatic pole vault gold

  • 0

    Carcharodon

    Just watched the a full replay ( thanks to my vpn and bbc) it was crazy, the comms were sure Vern had it in the bag...and It came down to a classic example of "playing it safe" loosing to "going all out " . Uchimura went big on the bar and Vern didn't and boy I'm sure he will think about that for a very long time.

    Posted in: Uchimura rallies for second gold in men's gymnastics

  • 0

    Carcharodon

    stay classy china

    Posted in: Australia deletes thousands of comments on Horton's Instagram

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    Carcharodon

    It's how Brazilians roll , if you have ever played online video games you will know what taunting poor sports Brazilians can be. Not at all surprising. Definitely a cultural thing.

    Posted in: Brazilian fans boo foreign athletes in culture clash

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    Carcharodon

    Sky news said 19, 4 in a state of cardiac arrest along with the 15 confirmed. The idiosyncratic way of announcing death in Japan, the toll will be a while in adjusting. Sky also reporting a Japanese newspaper in saying the guy wanted to eliminate all the handicapped people in the world.

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    Carcharodon

    Very Sad, poor people had enough in their lot in life and now this? Oxygen thieves mass murdering without guns. No one and no where is safe.

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