Bill Murphy comments

Posted in: Couple arrested for setting up groper on train in Osaka See in context

some of the people posting are simply honest perverts looking for fun. 

Posting... here?

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Posted in: S Korea's Moon calls for official apology over 'comfort women' See in context

And ... was there not Dschingis Khan who once came to eastern europe slaughtering people? I guess they have to ask the Mongolian Government that they apologize.

Hmmm... "Ask the Mongolian Government..."

Hmmm.... That proposition is worthy of a new, truly genius con.

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Posted in: One dead, 10 injured after vehicle rams into people leaving London mosque See in context

The "root cause" is human nature. Humans enjoy anger and inflicting pain. "Homo hominis lupus est". How are you going to eradicate that? Remember that God is dead and the only replacement is ... man.

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Posted in: U.S. student who was returned from North Korea in coma dies See in context

If only Kim Jong Un had known ...

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Posted in: Comic Bill Dana, who won fame as 'Jose Jimenez,' dies at 92 See in context

Bill-Jose, were funny in a way many people today just wouldn't appreciate or understand. Vaya con Dios, amigo.

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Posted in: Yuba: Japan's most nutritious and versatile food skin See in context

Isn't it an option on the Gusto morning menu along with natto and an "onsen" tamago?

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Posted in: U.S. student who was returned from North Korea in coma dies See in context

Kim Jong Un acted on his humanitarian instinct none too soon. Pity it took him a year to locate it.

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Posted in: Muslim teen assaulted outside U.S. mosque; found murdered in Virginia See in context

Anger and fantasizing about violence strangely enough are often satisfying or haven't you noticed (buy a movie ticket). We live in a world of nearly instant communication that amplifies violence and makes it seem immediate (when for most people it really isn't) which probably overwhelms whatever constraints some people have. As long as these conditions continue don't expect such acts as the murder of this poor girl to abate.

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Posted in: 7 crew missing, 3 injured after U.S. Navy destroyer collides with merchant vessel off Japan See in context

"It also states that power gives way to sail. But there are many instances when that does not make sense, like a small sailing yacht on the starboard side and a huge tanker on the port which should give way to the smaller yacht."

Reminds me of a question put to my sailing instructor in San Diego years ago. A student said he would have "right of way" if he encountered an aircraft carrier in the bay. I almost had to slap the instructor to get him to stop laughing.

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Posted in: Republican lawmaker shot, others wounded in Virginia See in context

That house whip Scalise was shot by a Bernie Sanders supporter is no surprise. Didn't their violence at the DNC last summer not foreshadow this?

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Posted in: Republican lawmaker shot, others wounded in Virginia See in context

Is the script for the "in the Park" version of Shakespeare available?

If it follows Shakespeare's, the wrong man was murdered. As MA said, Caesar was ambitious, but he was about to start delivering on reform which a large segment of the Senate vehemently opposed. So, rich and ambitious but man-for-the-people Caesar was murdered by the 2%.

If the "in the Park" version follows the original... those who cheer the assassins are not only ignorant of history but, in Caesar's language, cunni  as well.

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Posted in: Katy Perry makes Twitter history with 100 million followers See in context

impress me

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Posted in: Destroyer came close to sinking after collision; bodies found: Fleet commander See in context

This is very sad. Men and women enlist knowing the risk, but nevertheless this is terrible news. I hope the Navy can do something for their survivors.

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Posted in: Decades later, Yoko Ono to be credited on 'Imagine' See in context

"Maybe we're just a bunch of deplorable musicians."

Closer than you think. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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Posted in: 7 crew missing, 3 injured after U.S. Navy destroyer collides with merchant vessel off Japan See in context

This accident and a recent unfavorable comparison by an American liaison officer of US Forces with European allies at the platoon and company level makes me wonder just how well prepared the US military is for a larger conflict.

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Posted in: Decades later, Yoko Ono to be credited on 'Imagine' See in context

So many of you posters write as if you were such close friends of John and Yoko. They meant so much to you. Me? I'd get more enjoy reading 10-year old used car adverts in the Sunday NYT than following the doings of either of them.

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Posted in: Decades later, Yoko Ono to be credited on 'Imagine' See in context

Kestrel wrote: "...Yoko's two thousand mink coats."

"Imagine no possessions".

Phrases like this is why I love the song.

Preachy keen. So what if the Reverend drives off in his limo afterward with his lady dripping minks? The soporific melody induces a mild trance that gives me a chance to catch some zzzzs and the Reverends' acolytes who hang on every word in search of enlightenment are satisfied as well.

Viva Yoko!

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Posted in: Decades later, Yoko Ono to be credited on 'Imagine' See in context

Imagine that.

"Ono is unlikely to see any personal windfall in the immediate future as she already is the heir to Lennon's estate."

I imagine she'll donate the royalties to charity:

"Imagine no possessions. I wonder if you can. No need for greed ..."

Right.

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Posted in: Republican lawmaker shot, others wounded in Virginia See in context

Wait... wait... have I got the narrative wrong?

bass4funk: Sadly, yeah.

Sadly, you don't appreciate irony.

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Posted in: Republican lawmaker shot, others wounded in Virginia See in context

There are shootings every day in the Weimar Republic, each unique in the circumstances behind them. These are just different circumstances than the other shootings. The fact that another shooting happened is just another day. Macht nichts.

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Posted in: Republican lawmaker shot, others wounded in Virginia See in context

Is this surprising with a president who incited his followers to violence? A president endorsed by the KKK?

Wait... wait... have I got the narrative wrong?

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Posted in: N Korea says American detainee released on humanitarian grounds See in context

"on humanitarian grounds"?

More likely the cost of caring for him was getting too high. The odds of his coming out of the coma probably aren't good. Comatose and dead men ...

Fingers crossed.

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Posted in: Japan scouring for maps with 'East Sea' to seek name change See in context

How about a compromise: "East Japan Sea"?

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Posted in: Australia to build first prison aimed at isolating militants See in context

Yubaru wrote:

"BUT, how does the state go about rehabilitating these prisoners back into society?"

Is the risk of failed rehabilitation of such prisoners worth taking? They might have to be held indefinitely at great expense. This in turn may suggest addition of another weapon to Daesh's arsenal. The next generation of jihadists may attempt acts of terrorism just to be incarcerated and so overload the system that it breaks down. Call "Martyrdom for Dummies" or "super slow motion martyrdom à la Peckinpah". I'm sure Daesh-aligned clergy can make it sound attractive to recruits.

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Posted in: Trump criticized for tweet on London mayor after bridge attacks See in context

Dear Mr. Khan: Here is my advice to solve the problem of escalating terrorism in the U.K. First, identify the problem, propose an innovative solution and implement it as public policy, redefine the problem when the solution doesn't seem to be working, ignore the original solution's collateral damage, then blame the opposition for preventing full implementation which would have solved the original problem. The details are yours. Thank me later.

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Posted in: Elementary school teacher gets drunk, visits student’s house and beats him with stick See in context

"This guy takes his job seriously. Not only was he off work, but also drunk. Nevertheless he still went the extra mile for his students."

Make that "extra 150 meters". And, yes! giving up a perfectly good drunk when called to duty is ... laughable?

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Posted in: Elementary school teacher gets drunk, visits student’s house and beats him with stick See in context

Yes. This is serious, but also funny and - maybe - OIJ. On reading the article's header what immediately came to mind was the title of a certain grammarian's book on the proper use of punctuation: "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" ("The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation").

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Posted in: Trump criticized for tweet on London mayor after bridge attacks See in context

"It doesn't matter how much he (Mr. Khan) condemns it if he doesn't take any preventive measures."

Maybe he has. I certainly do not expect him to tell me about them.

That said, I can only wait for the next attack and hope that neither my family, friend nor I are victims. Taking up a martial art for self-defense might be wise. Staying alert, too. (Sorry. This is Japan where I can't expect other people to be alert.)

Converting to Islam won't do me any good as Muslims don't give off an aura which identifies them. Besides, what if I convert to the wrong sect?

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Posted in: 379 students fall ill after drinking milk at school in Ibaraki See in context

"Because Japanese milk always smells bad. I love milk and drink a lot of it, but I will never breath in when drinking Japanese milk."

Some Japanese dairies use a higher heat of pasteurization than many in the US, hence differences in flavor. Low heat milk costs a bit more.

In the past, the taste of milk differed according to the animals' feed. Dairies tended to be smaller.

I don't like the taste of milk here, either, but in coffee it's okay and I eat tons of yoghurt.

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Posted in: Filmmaker Michael Moore launches 'TrumpiLeaks' website for whistleblowers See in context

I would applaud Kathy Griffin if she held up a mock-up of Moore's severed head. I would give her a standing ovation if she were a ventriloquist as well. Oh, what fun that'd be!

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