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Posted in: Japan's top rugby competition remains a magnet for world stars See in context

An NFL player would get the ball and streak down the side for a score

Could they tackle a 110kg Tongan winger charging at them? Or kick the ball 50m to get out of trouble? Much different skill sets needed.

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Posted in: Hayashi returns from Poland with 20 Ukrainians See in context

We should open a orphanage here. 

Placing children in an orphanage is pretty much the worst thing you could do to child victims of war - or any children.

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Posted in: Record 5,400 cannabis offenders in 2021, police report See in context

The volume of confiscated stimulants was 688.8 kilograms, while 329.7 kg of marijuana was seized.

I'd be far more worried about the meth situation than wacky weed. Chalk and cheese.

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Posted in: Japan beats Australia 2-0 to qualify for World Cup See in context

Expected result. Well done on making Qatar, Samurai Blue! The Socceroos with three debutantes and poor form were sadly not at the level of this very experienced, quality Japan team.

Moriyasu is a top manager. The way he has this team set up, they could - with some luck - go far into the knockout stages in Qatar. Playing the tournament in familiar conditions will help them too. Good luck in Qatar, Japan - they are probably many Aussie's team to follow now!

Italy missing the Cup...now theres a shock!

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Posted in: Australian cricket great Shane Warne dies at 52 See in context

Best player I have ever seen. No contest. Could win a game single-handedly through his magic.

Flawed individual off the pitch, no doubt, but complete genius on it. 52 is way too young.

Thanks for all the great memories, Warnie. There'll never be another one.

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Posted in: Arrested Australian rugby player details Japan prison time See in context

Darwin award for this guy what a tool.

Umm, I get the impression from the interview that he is still alive.

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Posted in: Trump calls Putin smart; indicates he'll run again for president See in context

TRUMP will be back!!

.....in court.

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Posted in: G7 ministers agrees to urge Russia to defuse Ukraine tensions See in context

But who in the photo is the 6th person shielded from view ?

On Hayashi left side.

You can just barely see blond hair and a hand with white shirt.

Liz Truss, I believe.

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Posted in: Britain beats Japan 10-3 to win Olympic women’s curling gold See in context

More like a gold medal for Scotland, the real home of curling.

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@ CLJF - Tough crowd here! It is the regular Scotland national team, who, along with the mens team, compete as "Team GB" in only the Olympics.

Well done to them all and the Japanese ladies.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 15,525 new coronavirus cases; nationwide death toll soars to record 236 See in context

It's over.

Getting so ridiculously predictable.

Give it a rest.

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Posted in: Japan breezes past China for 4th straight win in women's curling See in context

in any case, no report on the Japan/Korea game?

SK too strong for Japan, 10-5. (From the BBC)

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Posted in: Trudeau to use emergency powers across Canada See in context

Authorities seized 13 long guns, handguns, sets of body armor, a machete, a large quantity of ammunition and high-capacity magazines.

Good police work in finding these weapons and arresting those who took them to the protest. Truly scary to think what may have happened.

Well done to the vast majority of Canadians in getting vaxxed and doing the best they can to protect their communities. For me, the last paragraph says it all:

Pandemic restrictions have been far stricter in Canada than in the U.S., but Canadians have largely supported them. The vast majority of Canadians are vaccinated, and the COVID-19 death rate is one-third that of the United States.

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Posted in: Most of Japan's embassy staff in Ukraine to leave as tensions grow See in context

But they've seen the trap that awaits them in Biden continuing to spin out the game until HIS needs are met (whether that need is the 'strong hero' reputation when the paper tiger doesn't move, the veneer of legitimacy to the plans to steal assets from Russians to prop up his government, or forcing Russia to do something that he can then declare to be them starting a war, which would also prop up his government) namely that it creates the conditions for even those who lost the last national Ukrainian election and aren't bothered by it being overthrown, but aren't that invested in the present regime due to its corruption to decide that the regime has to go, even if it results in the resumption of national elections they won't win.

Don't take this the wrong way, but the occasional full-stop might add a little coherence to any points you (may) be making here.

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Posted in: Denmark becomes first EU country to lift all COVID restrictions See in context

Congratulations on embracing vaccines, Danes! Over 60 percent 3rd dose - and rising fast - shows Danes sure do believe in the science.

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Posted in: Former Tokyo Gov Shintaro Ishihara dies at 89 See in context

Pretty nasty piece of work.

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Posted in: Australian judge overturns Djokovic's visa cancelation See in context

One rule for the elite and one for the regular bloke. And then Aussies get angry when someone calls the country a neo-communist state. Once again, I'm glad I left that place.

As an regular, "non elite" person, I'd like to get into Japan to visit again soon. However I am presently prevented from getting a visa. I accept their rules, and don't badmouth the country or call it a "neo-communist state", "Chinese tributary state" or such nonsense.

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Posted in: Australian judge overturns Djokovic's visa cancelation See in context

"My government alone will decide who can enter and leave this country" - S. Morrison.

Apparently not.

That boast is not going to play well in the May election. What an epic and desperate stuff up by the stinking conservative Morrison government.

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Posted in: Australia's COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge See in context

So how did the draconian lockdowns and restrictions of people work to keep the virus out? Dont say nobody pointed out how misguided the policy is.

Still, they have a Covid death rate infinitely better than your country. Averaging 7 deaths per day.

Thanks to vaccination.

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Posted in: Djokovic given medical exemption to play at Australian Open See in context

Disgraceful.

Thr Australian government has banned hundreds of thousands of vaccinated people - many with very compelling reasons - coming and going into the country for two years. All the while granting plenty of celebrity visas on "critical skills" grounds. Novak is just one of these exceptions.

Shame on Tennis Australia for applying for the exemption. The storm theyve created will fall on their heads.

Bigger shame on the Australian government for issuing the visa.

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Posted in: No Novak yet but rest of tennis prepares for Australian Open See in context

An absolute disgrace for Victoria and Australia allowing an anti vaxxer to play in the Aus Open.

Lost all respect for tennis Australia. One law for the rich and a tougher law for the poor.

Disgusted!!

Agree.

But let's remember who stated, many times:

"The federal government decides who can enter and exit Australia." - S. Morrison.

This is on the feferal governments head.

Shame on them, shame on slimy Scott, the liar from the Shire.

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Posted in: Australian PM upbeat despite virus surge See in context

Why hasnt Dan Andrews pulled a lockdown with 8000 cases today? He use to love lockdowns for 100 cases a day. 

Is it really that hard to understand?

Well over 90% of people now vaccinated, and as a result only a handful are dying. The vast majority of them, of course, unvaxxed. The unvaxxed delta risk of 3-4 months ago is largely gone.

And your remedy for this ‘fear mongering’ is to claim:

100k protesters ‘EVERY’ day into infinity

Exactly. Laughable comments like "100k protestors ready to march every day" are the only fear mongering I can see.

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Posted in: Australian rugby player arrested on cocaine possession charge See in context

Sadly, not a surprise to me to wake up to this. Ferguson has a history of anti-social and illegal behaviour. At 31, he has never grown up and should never be anywhere near alcohol. There is something called due diligence that NEC neglected to apply. He has a conviction for indecent assault here in Australia, among other incidents of bad behaviour on the drink and sackings from clubs. He played for my league club here and we were happy to let him go. 

NEC will be asking some tough questions to Michael Chieka over this recruitment.

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Posted in: Coronavirus cases skyrocket across Australia as Omicron spreads See in context

Another thing, how testing everyone will guarantee that number of deaths will be zero? South Korea and Australia; countries that test everyone has huge number of deaths.

"Huge numbers of deaths"? Huh? The 7 day average deaths in Australia: 7 per day. I think most nations would be very happy with those numbers. The US is still tragically running at 1500 plus per day.

From all the reading I have done, it does not seem the omicron variant leads to too many deaths, so I dont imagine those death numbers will skyrocket in such a vaccinated nation as Australia. The US with far lower vaccination numbers is a very different story.

Unfortunately it seems the spread of omicron was inevitable once the borders were opened and all quarantine measures removed.

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Posted in: Kishida must turn to Abenomics to satisfy financial markets: Abe See in context

I guess Kishida should also turn to falsifying economic figures like the Abe regime did to pretend to have success!

Move on, Shinzo. You are yesterdays man.

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Posted in: 3rd Ashes test: Boland test debut, England makes 4 changes See in context

This is easily the worst England team I have seen in my 35 years watching test cricket. Apart from Root there are simply no batsmen. They need a shake up of their outdated, weak county system to become competitive. It may well take a decade.

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Posted in: Ashes on the line as England look to bounce back against Australia See in context

Agree with BigYen.

Even as an Aussie I was hoping for an entertaining series like last years brilliant one vs India. England have been so poor the media here are talking us up as world-beaters. We aren't. I predicted 4-0, looking like 5-0 now. Boring.

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Posted in: Australia's New South Wales tops 3,000 daily COVID cases See in context

Just about all the 33 patients in ICU are unvaccinated.

Says it all. Get vaccinated and get the booster when the time comes.

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Posted in: 4 Vietnamese stabbed in apartment in Ibaraki See in context

Lots of Vietnamese crime here. When the immigration push happened, the nepalis have been overall, well behaved. The Vietnamese have been responsible for a lot of crimes. Like stealing off farms, overrunning visas.

Stats to back that up?

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Posted in: Republicans resist saying 3 simple words: 'Joe Biden won' See in context

Looking at this guy, I dont think Ive ever seen a shiftier looking politician. And thats some achievement.

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Posted in: Foreign Ministry to create post for Taiwan-related issues See in context

Japan is boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics with USA.

Really? First I have heard of that. Can you provide a source?

As far as I know they are sending "dignitaries", unlike Australia, the US, NZ or UK. Xi did not attend the Tokyo Olympics so it was never going to be the PM anyway.

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