justbcuzisay's past comments

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    justbcuzisay

    Since no one has answered this question:

    Question for Americans here, how do you feel about kids saying "The Pledge of Allegiance" everyday in the U.S.?

    This is a little comparing apple to oranges, since there is no 'Should emergencies arise, offer yourselves courageously to the state.”

    But, the simple answer is I don't think the pledge of allegiance should be part of public schools. Especially since it made me say every day 'with liberty and justice for all' yet I have seen no proof of these words in 40 years.

    This is why I denounce indoctrination of kids any where. Look, I love my country. It is my home and my childhood. I love Japan, it is my adulthood and my husband's home. BUT both countries are run by corrupt elites and we need to stop sending our children to go die in order to make them more ridiculously rich. Teach our kids to be leaders who truly care about the human race and the wonders of the world. Countries are just stupid line used for passports and taxes

    Posted in: Japanese kindergarten teaches students pre-war ideals

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    justbcuzisay

    One thing I might never understand is how someone called 'Emperor' has so little say in their own life.

    I think it will get approved though, I hope the Emperor and his wife can enjoy many peaceful years together after his 'retirement'

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    justbcuzisay

    I'm afraid your way of thinking is extremely westernized and contradicts the Japanese mind.

    Yes, our countries communicate differently, BUT the translation was of Lady Gaga, an American. Her words should be translated into an easy to understand version of her thinking. Yes, there are people in every country that might not understand different views (like at least half who voted for Trump) but we cannot misquote people just to make it easy for the viewers. Japanese have every right to disagree with her, but not to distort her message.

    Posted in: Japanese news program criticized for translating Lady Gaga’s protest message as 'I hate Trump'

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    justbcuzisay

    . The original meaning is lost but it still conveys the same message. Simplicity and easy to understand is important to us otherwise it will raise too many questions.

    You are right that simplicity might be more effective, but NOT if the meaning is lost. For example if I said, For me, American food Trumps Japanese Food, and you translated it into 和食は嫌い it might be offensive, and cause bad relationships.

    My Japanese is more simple than the above posters, so for your 'simple is best' we could chose something like 嫌いより愛 

    Posted in: Japanese news program criticized for translating Lady Gaga’s protest message as 'I hate Trump'

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    justbcuzisay

    Since 2001, the president has earned a $400,000 annual salary

    Hahaha. You think the mega rich got that way from a honest salary? He has corporations. Corporations buy the government. The government in turn make laws the help the rich get richer. Compare public records of the all the Senators and note the difference towards a true, honest civil servant such as Bernie Sanders to the rest of them.

    Now Trump might not be able to get bribes as the President, but his business will benefit from him letting corporate interests rule, while promising the regular people it will trickle down to them. The lie that has destroyed our middle class.

    Posted in: What do you expect from Donald Trump as U.S. president?

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    justbcuzisay

    I expect a lot of idiots walking around like they believe they are geniuses and waiting for their trickle down that will never come. I expect the rich to get richer, and the poor, poorer.

    Posted in: What do you expect from Donald Trump as U.S. president?

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    justbcuzisay

    What does that involve for women?

    I read the full article, it seams that gender reassignment surgery is not required for the change of status, it said they are still physically female. According to the article*

    And if one decides to take the step of physically undergoing a sex change or legally becoming a man, the process is complicated and drastic. As stipulated in the Seidoitsuseishogaisha no Seibetsu no Toriatsukai no Tokurei ni Kansuru Horitsu (“Act on Special Provisions for Handling Gender for People with Gender Identity Disorder”), to legally change one’s gender, both transgender men and women must be physically unable to have children, which means transgender men must undergo a hysterectomy and oophorectomy. As can be seen by the title of the above law, being transgender is officially classified as a shogai (disorder), and one must be diagnosed with the disorder to undergo treatment, which in this case is surgery to prevent a transgender person from bearing their own children.

    Posted in: They’re men born as women, and yes, you can call them 'onabe'

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    justbcuzisay

    It is too bad they don't cure a disease, but I still wish we could find a way to grow cranberries in Japan

    Posted in: Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections

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    justbcuzisay

    If you have any idea of how the government funds the elderly vs the young you would intimately understand what I was referring to and not make an ignorant comment like you did.

    No, I do understand. There should be some changes in policy, but anger about that should be directed towards the government, not the old folks by calling them 'a section of the population that gives nothing back in return' They gave. They had kids (aka, more tax payers). They did their part.

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    justbcuzisay

    However the age distribution is more than troubling, especially with how the country spends so much money on a section of the population that gives nothing back in return, nor has much potential for the future.

    So, once they finish 40+ years of working and paying taxes, pension, etc. citizens are no longer of use to their country?

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    justbcuzisay

    Hmmmm. good to see how liberals think, like true gossip Hollywood junkies, if that's the most important thing for Democrats

    Yes, because we can know the thinking of all liberals from a single comment on a site that isn't even targeted to American liberals. And of course, there are no examples of conservatives ever talking about such things.

    Several people have written many other reasons to be against Trump, but you tend to ignore a whole lot of comments that go against what you have decided a 'liberal' thinks

    Posted in: Trump rejects 'phony' polls; insists 'we are winning'

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    justbcuzisay

    Some folk don't quite get it of course but it's no fault of theirs. Simply left over cognitive dissonance digging away at the subconscious.

    The funny thing about cognitive dissonance, is both sides of of a typical conservative/liberal battle of wills seem to feel that way about the other. In reality, a lot of people here are saying they see exactly what Clinton is, but understand that Trump is still worse. The majority of the country has come to this conclusion.

    The sad part is, if we all really care, we should stop playing this stupid game on turning on each other like they want us to. We need to look beyond this election.. We need to get money out of politics first and foremost if we have any hope of getting a good candidate in our lifetimes. Some 80% of Americans across party lines agree, so why don't we rally together? There are groups such as wolf-pac (dot) com

    Posted in: Trump rejects 'phony' polls; insists 'we are winning'

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    justbcuzisay

    Trump is smarter than all the liberals on this site put together. And the media ARE disgusting. If you can't see that...well. you probably are gullible enough to believe Hillary when she said there was nothing work-related in 33,000 emails.

    The media is disgusting. Too bad Trump gets all his information from FOX NEWS.

    Posted in: Trump rejects 'phony' polls; insists 'we are winning'

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    justbcuzisay

    I just want this ridiculous election over. Hillary sucks, but she will be the next POTUS.

    Trump is not 'anti-establishment' he IS the establishment. He is the money that pays the politicians to do his bidding. He is the greedy billionaire that ships jobs overseas. He is the traitor that buys Chinese steal and shuts down even more factories and kills small towns. He is the rich man who can't even give to charity without scamming other people to donate the actual money, then takes credit when it is filtered through his sham foundation.

    Posted in: Trump rejects 'phony' polls; insists 'we are winning'

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    justbcuzisay

    Seems like a cool guy

    He really is. I am a beer lover who was lucky to end up not far from the original taproom when I first came to Japan, and besides the great beer, it is always motivating to support a business ran by good people.

    Angry Boy Brown Ale, Suruga Imp IPA & the Kurofune Porter

    My three favorites! Recently on facebook I saw there is a 'Country Girl Kabocha Ale' coming out soon which I really want to try.

    Posted in: Baird Brewery: Celebrating beer

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    justbcuzisay

    Breaks my heart that it appears she didn't call the police, and it was most likely because they didn't seem to take the threat seriously. I hope the brave clerk to tried to help can recover from this trauma as well.

    Posted in: Woman stabbed to death by ex-boyfriend in convenience store in Shizuoka

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    justbcuzisay

    If the countries education system is the source for personal pride, I guess I feel proud that a man that studied for three years in the U.S. won. (JUST KIDDING EVERY ONE, it was a fact a Japanese student pointed out to me this morning)

    I liked the message facebook had this morning saying something like 'Congratulations and thank you to all the Nobel Prize for your contributions to the world'

    So thank you Dr. Ohsumi from all of us.

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    justbcuzisay

    Thinking about it, it makes little logical sense if a chef was quoted as saying:

    "All these Korean and Chinese customers are always saying 'give me wasabi, before eating their sushi.'

    That means the customers who ACTUALLY wanted extra wasabi would still be asking for it, making this 'service' meaningless.

    Posted in: Osaka sushi chain apologizes for using too much wasabi in foreign customers' orders

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    justbcuzisay

    I don't eat sushi, so correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it true that a lot of foreign visitors to Japan ask for the wasabi because they are not familiar with the fact that it is already under the fish here?

    Posted in: Osaka sushi chain apologizes for using too much wasabi in foreign customers' orders

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    justbcuzisay

    I never, ever walk without waiting for the driver to actually slow down. But, other cars come around corners while I am already crossing, etc. There are also many times I am walking on a sidewalk, and drivers turn into driveways, or pull out of parking garages right in front of me.

    I made it out of Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka alive and well because I have the basic common sense to not expect cars will ALWAYS stop for me, even in a country where they almost always do.

    I am alive too, in case you didn't notice. I have survived 8 years in a country where MOST drivers do not stop, see article for reference. Sounds like you are not a resident of Japan, so I am not sure why you think your experience is more valid than the report cited in this article.

    Posted in: More than 90% of vehicles don't stop at crosswalks without lights despite presence of pedestrians

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