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Posted in: 6 stabbed to death at Sydney shopping center; attacker shot dead by police See in context

Police have just ruled out terrorism. The 40 year old coward who did this was "known to police" (ie. had a criminal record). A fair chance this coward was a woman-hater, as 5 of his tragic victims, so far, were women.

RIP to all victims. One of the poor deceased women saved her babies' life by handing her to a bystander for safety, who then stopped the baby bleeding to death. Hoping the others pull through.

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Posted in: 2 LDP heavyweights to be advised to leave party over funds scandal See in context

It's a moot point, but seeing as Shinzo Abe was the previous head of the Abe faction, I wonder - if he were still alive - if he'd have been "requested to leave the LDP"?

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Posted in: Aid organizations suspend operations in Gaza after 7 workers killed See in context

Despicable and targeted attack on marked aid vehicles. Netanyahu is playing to the Istaeli voters who are out for blood and do not accept humanitarian workers in Gaza.

Whatever happens to any Israelis from here on, they are on their own. The vast majority of the world no longer has any sympathy for them.

Israelis will now reap what they have sown.

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Posted in: Biden takes on Trump over Russia, democracy in fiery State of the Union address See in context

Do they actually do security checks for the State of the Union? There was some cheap-looking bottle blonde woman wearing a red MAGA cap, heckling Biden incoherently. Looked drunk and/or on meth.

I thought Biden performed quite well. Hés no Obama in the oration department, but streets ahead of raving lunatic Trump, who simply does not have enough command of the English language to compete.

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Posted in: Unusually warm weather in northern Japan puts damper on winter events See in context

Cue a bunch of folk claiming "it's always warm this time of year".

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Posted in: Japan trying to send message to Trump: Don't cut a deal with China See in context

Japan has always had Trump in its back pocket. Abe played him like a fiddle!

Not too sure about that. I do however remember Abe heading to Washington DC for endless summits, golf games, banquets, and "delicious chocolate cake" with his BFF Trump.

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Posted in: Aso praises Kamikawa but says she is ‘not very beautiful,’ and calls her ‘Kamimura’ See in context

Aso looks like death warmed up. Old, senile and utterly useless. His electors likely have an IQ half their own ages!

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Posted in: Trump must pay an additional $83.3 million to E Jean Carroll in defamation case, jury says See in context

When the GOP sends its people to the primaries, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing bankrupts. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.

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Posted in: Vietnamese trainees told to undergo contraception to work in Japan See in context

How about the Japanese managers, farmers and coworkers of these Vietnamese female "trainees" are required to undergo vasectomies before the trainees commence work?

Make it equal and all.

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Posted in: Escaped passengers recall tense moments in Japan Airlines jet blaze See in context

Just curious - were all the Passengers Japanese Nationals, or were any Foreign Nationals involved ?

@TokyoOldMan I know there was a Swedish family on board!

At least 12 Aussies on-board also. I think many of us who have skied in Hokkaido have flown that route.

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Posted in: Japan lagging world in introducing livestock welfare standards See in context

While this would be ideal, remember the eggs in Japan are already the most expensive from all developed countries.

Very untrue.

A dozen eggs in a Japanese supermarket can be had for around 300 yen.

Here in Australia, you'd pay around $6 (600 yen) for a dozen.

I recall eggs being far pricier than Japan when I lived in London, too.

I'm assuming eggs are cheap in Japan due to them mostly being from caged hens? No doubt the price will rise if free-range takes off.

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Posted in: Australians poised to reject Indigenous rights in landmark vote See in context

i remember referendum if Australia need new flag result was NO.

You are thinking of NZ.

Aus has never had a referendum on a flag.

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Posted in: Israel blockades Gaza Strip as Hamas threatens to kill captives See in context

There is a few Aussie hostages and I hope Hamas as not see our PM response. 

Where are you coming up with this "information". Source?

There are zero Australian hostages, to be clear.

Wild statements are becoming a regular thing from you.

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Posted in: Australians warned of 'shame' if Indigenous referendum fails See in context

The yes vote is polling at 25% I know this tearing the local Aboriginal community apart.


No need to exaggerate things, nor make up figures to suit your narrative.

The "Yes" vote is running at ~38-40% nationwide. Extremely long odds to win in 4/6 states.

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Posted in: Japan court rejects damages claim by woman over same-sex benefits See in context

Thank you, Japan, for upholding the law, for upholding the actual meaning of equality (that the rights and restrictions of the law apply to all citizens the same), and the objective reality of what a marital relationship is, i.e. the union of one man and one woman.

This country has once again proven to be pro-marriage, which means it is pro-family, which means it is not walking down the path of social suicide.

"Pro-marriage"? Huh?

This ruling has ZERO to do with being "pro-marriage", or about couples needing to be married. Unmarried heterosexual couples can claim these living benefits.

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Posted in: Japan court rejects damages claim by woman over same-sex benefits See in context

The constitution of Japan clearly stipulates that marriage “shall be based only on the mutual consent of both sexes.”

But these benefits also apply to non-married heterosexual couples. Marriage doesn't come into it.

Seems more than a bit unfair that the living benefits cannot be applied to this non-married same sex couple.

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Posted in: Australia Indigenous referendum set to fail as support dips, poll shows See in context

Without bi-lateral political support, every referendum in Australia is doomed to fail historically. The Conservatives have opposed this proposed change, as they did in the Republic referendum 25 years ago.

To be honest, it is doubtful that an unelected "Voice" to parliament would achieve much other than lining the pockets of some in Canberra instead of building hospitals and police stations where they are needed for the indigenous.

Most Aussies couldn't care less for the first people of their land, and anyone who has visited Australia would know this first hand. 

Patently untrue. Most Aussies do want the gap to close between black and white - but many believe this change is not the answer. As for the "respect" of non-indigenous New Zealanders toward Māori and other Pacific Islanders, I have heard plenty using pejorative terms to describe them over the years. There will be a percentage of bigots everywhere. And I'd remind you there is a very big gap between indigenous and white New Zealanders in terms of income, unemployment, incarceration etc.

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Posted in: Infantino says 'seize moment' in last-minute Women's World Cup ticket plea See in context

@ Yoshisan - perhaps you dont watch Ch 7? It's been all over their network, as well as social media.

1 million tix already snapped up here in Aus. Been trying to get tix to a Matildas game with no luck.

It's a pretty big vibe for the Matildas v Ireland opener tomorrow. Hope the game lives up to it!

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Posted in: Japan grants long-term visa to gay U.S. man wed to Japanese See in context

John San -

It's not going to happen legally in Japan.

It will happen - like many things, Japan takes a while to catch up. Probably a decade or so down the track is my guess.

Times change - society changes, attitudes change and even constitutions change.

Public polls are indicating support for same sex marriage. Whether you call it abnormal or not is irrelevant. You'll likely be gone when it does take effect.

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Posted in: Kishida says ban on same-sex marriage not discrimination See in context

Kishida good job! Kick out these dirty people from your country. Let them to get married somewhere in scruffy West.

How can gay Japanese people be kicked out of their own country? And calling them dirty says everything about the type of nasty bigot you are.

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Posted in: Japan to relax border control for passengers from China on March 1 See in context

Japan is poised to become the most visited country in the world

Big advocate of J-tourism - but this statement simply isn't true.

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Posted in: Japanese Americans who won redress, now fight for Black reparations See in context

I would love to get money from the government for something that happened to my great-grandparents. Where do I sign up?

Why? Did anything actually happen to your great-grandparents - like the crimes against Japanese-Americans and Afro-Americans - to actually warrant reparations?

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Posted in: Ex-PMs of UK, Australia, Belgium urge tough action on China See in context

Failures Truss, Morrison and some Belgian guy. Not exactly the heavy hitters the region needs to speak out against China.

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Posted in: King Charles III won't appear on new Australian bank notes See in context

Good move, symbolic really and that's all.

Cash only made up 7% of transactions in Australia (2022) and is tipped by some to be close to extinct by 2025. I don't even remember the last time I even saw a $5 note except for this picture!

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Posted in: About 500 people evacuated from fire in South Korea shanty town See in context

South Korea has slums?

Not sure if you have travelled too much, but every massive city in the world - even the "richest" - has areas where homeless people live. Be that in parks, hostels, tunnels, or sadly even on the street.

I hope these poor people are found accommodation.

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Posted in: Jacinda Ardern to step down as New Zealand prime minister See in context

Interesting to see many here who would struggle to locate NZ on a map suddenly being experts on NZ policy and politics, calling Ardern a witch, a Communist and so on.

I agree with Strangerland - she will be remembered as an exceptional leader who kept her nation pumping, the rugby stadiums full and pubs and restaurants packed, while the rest of us were under some type of restrictions.

A definite contender for UN Secretary General if she plays her cards right and those cards fall her way. Bravo, Ms Ardern.

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Posted in: Quarter of trainees in Japan told to return home if pregnant: survey See in context

Japan wants foreign workers. It doesn't want foreign people.

Here's the thing : workers have babies.

It would be a positive thing to look after these pregnant workers. Babies are the workforce (and taxpayers) of the future.

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Posted in: Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd appointed ambassador to U.S See in context

ok and so what?

Some people come across as really childish.

This section is "World news". Not interested? Don't read and comment.

Rudd is a good appointment for Australia.

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Posted in: FIFA looks to 48-team World Cup as eyes turn to 2026 See in context

So basically New Zealand will get an automatic birth and Australia has to go play a bunch of Asia teams to qualify?

Yep. NZ will essentially be playing against amateur teams in the lead up like Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga etc and scoring goals for fun - with no challenge. Hard to prepare for a World Cup playing teams like that.

Australia getting to play the likes of South Korea, Japan, Saudi etc over the 4 year cycle definitely raises their standard.

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Posted in: Do accents disappear? See in context

It's not like Aussies can tell what area each other are from based on their accent, whereas people in the UK (mostly) can.

Regional accents in Australia are far more subtle than in the UK (where I can identify around 10) but are there if you listen. As an Aussie I can easily pick a Queensland or WA accent, and a Victorian one based on pronunciation of selected words. Even in this city, Sydney, there is a distinct Western Sydney accent as compared to North of the bridge.

Never having been to Canada I'd have no hope of discerning a Toronto vs Vancouver accent. If I spent a few years there I probably could.

Languages are far more interesting with accents!

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