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Posted in: Westerners rush to leave Kabul; Afghan president flees country See in context

A gang of dirty pirates showing off their machine guns.

That is offensive to pirates, who are only after money to survive, not the proliferation of a perverted version of Islam.

The guns in the photo are all assault rifles, the two on the right looking like some form of special operator modded version M4s.

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Posted in: Westerners rush to leave Kabul; Afghan president flees country See in context

I always knew the Afghan National forces were a bunch of doped-up, lazy cowards, I just didn’t imagine they were this pathetic.

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Posted in: China to ban karaoke songs deemed 'national security' threats See in context

Virtual book burning is here already too.

Woke and cancel culture could be considered a form of socially conditioned censorship. But as of now, it seems to be a result of bipartisan bickering and identity politics, rather than state-mandated.

If some country singer posted a song on YouTube called “(f-word) Biden creepy hair sniffing senile geezer” he’d probably get a million views. But just try suggesting Xi may not be perfect on Weibo.

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Posted in: China to ban karaoke songs deemed 'national security' threats See in context

It speaks volumes for a nation’s stability when art, music, movies, and Winnie the Pooh are considered threats.

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Posted in: Taliban complete northeast Afghan blitz as more cities fall See in context

US interventionism is an evil that does a lot of damage to the country that is invaded, invades, abuses, takes resources 

Afghanistan doesn’t even have resources other than opium and proximity to Iran and former Soviet-bloc states.

Afghanistan was doomed to failure from the start, US forces were fighting blind and with one arm tied. Osama wasn’t there, the Taliban weren’t significantly weakened, the Afghan National forces aren’t any less corrupt and cowardly. The Taliban are now armed with M-16s and humvees “stolen” from fleeing afghan forces, Kandahar AB was ransacked, and the flow of opium into Europe and the US actually increased.

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Posted in: Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Pumpkin washed away during typhoon in Japan See in context

I’m not a fan of modern art either. But, I guess some committee in Europe decides which modern artists become millionaires, and which die in obscurity; to only be recognized 100 years later.

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Posted in: Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Pumpkin washed away during typhoon in Japan See in context

his style is probably close to post-modernist art that the european likes.

Yayoi Kusama is a 90-something year old woman…

Most Japanese have never even heard of her.

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Posted in: Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Pumpkin washed away during typhoon in Japan See in context

Say what you want of this kind of art, but if people are willing to pay for it; who’s the wiser?

And to all the haters, Kusama is more popular in Europe than Japan.

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Posted in: Japan beats U.S. 2-0 to win 1st Olympic baseball gold medal See in context

How many countries are interested in Kata karate? How many have even heard of it? Yet, it was an Olympic Sport, as was rock climbing and...next up break dancing (yes, you read that correctly).

Russia and former east-bloc states have a fairly competitive Kata-Karate pool, as do several central Asian and Mideast nations.

Pistol dueling with wax bullets used to be an Olympic sport, as was coarse fishing. Olympic sports change with the times and host-nation.

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Posted in: 10 passengers stabbed on Tokyo train; suspect detained See in context

I agree with you. Only cowards would not help someone from being killed. America at least has brave people

There are plenty security cam videos of assault and even homicide victims being ignored, and sometimes even stepped over in US cities like LA or NY.

There’s actually a name for that phenomena called the “Good Samaritan” effect, where the more bystander there are, the less people are likely to help someone in distress.

Say what you want about the South, but they are more willing to help someone in trouble than big city “wokes.”

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Posted in: 10 passengers stabbed on Tokyo train; suspect detained See in context

Why do the police keep hiding these perpetrators' identities like this?

His name and age was clearly stated in the article. “Yusuke Tsushima, 36, was charged with attempted murder.”

His face was also all over the news. What more information do you want? His email address? Clothing size? Favorite AKB member?

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Posted in: Japan beats U.S. 2-0 to win 1st Olympic baseball gold medal See in context

Japan summer heat is in favor Japanese team.

The Southern US summers can be even more brutal than Tokyo.

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Posted in: Why do you think some Olympic medal winners bite their medals? See in context

Plated… autocorrect

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Posted in: Why do you think some Olympic medal winners bite their medals? See in context

So, you believe that an Olympic gold medal is made from gold?

Olympic gold medals are gold-played. You can see the electro-plating process on YouTube.

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Posted in: Why do you think some Olympic medal winners bite their medals? See in context

As other posters have mentioned, it’s an ancient custom to verify the purity of gold, as pure gold is relatively soft, but mostly, it does not give a “tingly” sensation to the teeth like other metals.

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Posted in: Japan advances to baseball gold medal game See in context

Korea played a pretty good game until they were shutdown in the 7th and started making petty complaints like “the pitcher is using too much rosin powder.” Itoh reacted by exaggeratingly blowing excess powder from his hands.

They also used their last challenge on a stolen base that was not worth it.

They completely fell apart when the first baseman lost his footing and gave up what should have been an easy out. They protested that the runner was going for second base, although he clearly raised his arms in celebration after stepping on the plate and at no point did he turn toward second.

The deal was sealed when they walked and four-balled two batters, setting themselves up for Yamada and loaded bases.

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Posted in: Japan concerned over S Korea's Olympic food site See in context

British athlete Tom Bosworth has spoken out about the appalling food and conditions they're being subjected to in Sapporo:

Since Sapporo is not part of the village and probably not properly monitored, it is entirely plausible that the food caterers are substandard. Most reviews from the Tokyo village say the food is great with a wide variety, however.

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Posted in: Japan concerned over S Korea's Olympic food site See in context

Food catering will always be an issue in any international sporting event. Top level athletes are extremely choosy of what they eat before competitions, and most have a strict pre-game dietary routine.

During the Rio Olympics, Ussain Bolt ate nothing but 60 chicken nuggets a day from the Olympic Village McDonalds, as it was the only thing he was sure wouldn’t give him food poisoning or indigestion.

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Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to pay more for hosting American troops See in context

The bases a tourist attraction? Don’t make me laugh.

The bases themselves are probably only a main attraction for military enthusiasts (of which Japan has plenty). But they do add an atmosphere of the exotic, and something mainlanders don’t have a chance to see much.

I know some girls who go to Okinawa for the express purpose of hooking up with “Macho US Marines” (their words, not mine).

The “American vibe” I mentioned earlier is also undeniably an attraction for some as well.

While you choose to engage in a more holistic style of tourism, it’s not everyone’s cup of Sanpincha. Some tourists go for more carnal reasons.

And I’ve also seen the bus loads of camera-snapping Otaku taking the Base drive-by bus tours mentioned by Commodore.

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Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to pay more for hosting American troops See in context

Korea and Germany pay a much small % of the costs (I think Japan pays 70% and the ROK and German pay 30-40%). Is the US asking for more from these countries too?

Yes, in fact they are. The US is frustrated that Germany does not commit enough of its GDP to it’s NATO obligations, and US pressure on SK to take more responsibility for its defense and cut out the anti-Japan indoctrination is causing SK to lean toward friendship with NK and China.

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Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to pay more for hosting American troops See in context

To those who claim the money being made from the US presence can be substituted with tourist money, Okinawa is already (pre-COVID) at a saturation point for tourism. Fully booked hotels every holiday season. Part of the tourism allure is also the “American vibe” that is a result of the US presence. On the other hand, how many people do you know who actively avoid visiting Okinawa because of the US military?

30,000 Marines blowing their entire paycheck on the overpriced Y number car dealers and American village, Koza street, Kokusai street, etc; officers living in overpriced real estate, compliments of Uncle Sam… Losing the bases won’t increase tourism, it’ll rob the 20,000 locals who work in base-related jobs, and the countless others who cater to the servicemembers.

The whole Henoko fiasco started because Futenma land owners didn’t want Futenma to relocate as they would lose literally millions of dollars in lease money. The communist activists jumped on the bandwagon and made it their issue, but during the Koizumi administration, in the early stages of relocation negotiations, there is a video of a landowners association meeting where they are demanding the govt guarantee them reimbursement for money lost when Futenma closes.

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Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to pay more for hosting American troops See in context

As long as it’s cheaper than building and maintaining 3 air wings, 1 carrier battle group, 2 fleets, 1 MAGTAF, 1 MEF. To a total of 30,000-50,000 personnel.

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Posted in: Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes See in context

During the Rio Olympics, Cosmopolitan magazine ran an article titled “Best Olympic Bulges” with photos of male athletes in speedos, spats, etc.

Pole vaulter Hagita became an Internet sensation when he knocked down the bar with his penis. News channels and internet GIF memes played it repeatedly and in slow-motion close-ups.

These were laughed off, but imagine the outrage if the genders were reversed.

If a female vaulter knocked down the bar with her breasts, or if Sports Illustrated ran an article focusing on female Olympian camel-toes.

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Posted in: Astronomers seek evidence of tech built by aliens See in context

UFOs are the Jeff Bezos, Bransons, and Elons from other planets. Lol

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Posted in: Japan successfully tests rocket engine propelled by new technology See in context

Are they saying that propulsion from small explosions in a vacuum can be way more efficient than traditional fuel burns?

If applied correctly, yes.

In the 60’s NASA had a project that examined the use of small scale nuclear explosions to launch a vehicle into space. The initial study showed that it was more efficient than traditional rocket propulsion.

The project was discontinued however, for obvious reasons.

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Posted in: Nishiya, just 13, gives Japan sweep in street skateboarding See in context

ironic that a country that abhors street skateboarding has two gold medal and a bronze champs! 

I wouldn’t say Japan “abhors” skating as much as certain parts of the US. There are sings that prohibit skating in some public roads and spaces, but the police (and Kens and Karens) are no where near as aggressive in harassing skaters.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics boast equal gender participation for first time See in context

The photo caption, lol.

Luczak had left competitive rowing and taken a real job

Playing sports professionally is not a “real job.”

If someone is willing to pay you to do it, isn’t it a real job.

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Posted in: Tokyo hotel criticized for 'Japanese only' notice for elevator use See in context

I find most of these problems to be a result of a lack of language skills, and understanding of western values.

I remember in Okinawa there was a bar that had the “Japanese Only” sign, but it turned out the owner just meant to say the staff only spoke Japanese.

This Elevator probably would not have been an issue if it was worded “overseas visitors” and “local residents” and the overseas visitors applied to Japanese nationals who reside or recently spent time overseas.

Discriminatory still, but not as “offensive.”

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Posted in: Nagoya man driving stolen Lexus RX steals Lexus LX See in context

Stealing these cars seems about as difficult as hacking a Japanese website or app like Line -- not at all. Surely they can up the security on such overpriced vehicles, even as a paid option.

Newer model keyless BMWs and Mercedes can be stolen wirelessly. What’s your point? Anything can be stolen and the manufacturers are by nature of the game, always one step behind the thieves.

As others pointed out, these guys already had a detailed knowledge of the security systems, and most likely were insiders or had inside information. Also a few (relatively) inexpensive security upgrades could have sirens howling and automatic text message alerts sent to owner the moment anyone even touches the car.

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Posted in: Billionaire Blastoff: Rich riding own rockets into space See in context

Otherwise, let's be thankful for the thousands of jobs they created, and taxpayers that derive from that.

Ahh yes. Amazon workers who are paid below-poverty wages and wear diapers because they don’t get bathroom breaks. And even if they did, the bathrooms can be more than half a mile away, depending on where in the warehouse you work.

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