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Posted in: Bye, bye, bye Delilah: Welsh choir won't sing Tom Jones classic amid 'toxic culture' See in context

how about 'I shot the sheriff'? or is that okay because the sheriff was male (presumably). and 'Hey Joe' of course..... better ban all songs, just to be on the safe side. (⌒▽⌒)

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Posted in: NZ, Australia want 'urgent' answers over Saudi sponsorship of Women's World Cup See in context

international women players could boycott the tournament to show solidarity with their Saudi sisters, thus rendering the sponsorship moot. they have the power!

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Posted in: JCB launches #BetterWithOmotenashi campaign to drive brand awareness across Europe See in context

The eye-catching campaign visuals highlight the company's distinct proposition, Japanese heritage, and its focus on being a valuable service-led brand, dedicated to providing customer excellence.

seems to me there is absolutely nothing Japanese about that graphic.

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Posted in: Japan refiles request to list divisive gold mine on UNESCO See in context

why do they constantly seek approbation from others I wonder.

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Posted in: UK strikes to intensify as teachers and nurses announce walkouts See in context

1973 on a loop

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Posted in: London police officer pleads guilty to 24 counts of rape See in context

as u_s__reamer says, above.... "closing ranks". like with the BBC and Saville.... and etc and etc. police, armed forces, Politics Meeja, academia.... and doubtless other groups.

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Posted in: London police officer pleads guilty to 24 counts of rape See in context

"This is an appalling case and the prime minister's thoughts are with all of his victims," Sunak's spokesman said. "

my boss said to announce that he's deeply concerned about all the victims.... he'd tell you himself, he's busy at the moment.....

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Posted in: China’s population falls for first time since 1961; highlighting demographic crisis See in context

demographic crisis ????

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Posted in: College student admits he robbed taxi driver; denies in court that he was rude about it See in context

didn't use impolite language? oh, that's okay then! my LOL moment for the day.... thanx.

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Posted in: ANA to offer flight attendants 2-day workweek after COVID See in context

enabling them to pursue second jobs 

is that anything like: 'putting them in a position of needing two jobs in order to survive?'

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Posted in: Kishida's weeklong trip focuses on China-Taiwan tensions ahead of G7 summit See in context

With approval ratings for his cabinet nearing what is widely seen as the "danger level" of 30 percent due to several scandals and gaffes by ministers, the premier's diplomatic activities may contribute to improving his popularity

....or.... people might be pissed off at the raising of taxes, and the general downward trend of their earnings and upward trend of the cost of living, and, seeing FK swanning about the planet doing political-cosplay, and, perhaps being concerned at the escalation of 'defense' capabilities...... they might just further withdraw their approval....

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Posted in: Kishida's weeklong trip focuses on China-Taiwan tensions ahead of G7 summit See in context

the G7 summit to be held for three days from May 19 in the western Japan city devastated by a U.S. atomic bombing in August 1945.

is it really necessary to trot this out every time?

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Posted in: Kishida's weeklong trip focuses on China-Taiwan tensions ahead of G7 summit See in context

JB: you're a goood boy Fumio-kun

FK: ooh, thaank you Daddy

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Posted in: Kishida pledges to pitch vision of world without nuclear weapons at G7 See in context

"I pledge to blurt a few platitudes..." well.... that changes everything. phew! a narrow escape for humanity, thanx to Mr. K.

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Posted in: Gov't considers lifting anti-COVID recommendation to wear masks indoors See in context

downgrading COVID-19's legal status to the same level as seasonal influenza 

as many have opined, here and elsewhere, it was obvious a long time ago that Covid would be something we would all end up having to live with, as with many other afflictions, as a fact of life.

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Posted in: Man guilty of defaming father whose wife, child were killed in accident See in context

> TrevorPeaceToday  05:43 pm JST

And what was the sentence for the bureaucrat who killed the man's wife and child? Real journalism would have included that information as part of this story.

.... after no prosecutorial acttion for a year, one of the injured's families got together a petition, so the cops had to prosecute. he consistently blamed a car malfunction even though examiners found none. eventually he got 5 years. (though I have read somewhere that leniency was being considered because of ill-health)

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Posted in: Biden and Kishida discuss Japan stepping up security See in context

working together to land the first woman and person of color on the moon.

not very 'inclusive' guys...

how about.... the first blind paraplegic coloured trans woman with ADHD, on the moon?

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Posted in: U.S., Japan unveil plans to strengthen their alliance See in context

the war-mongering headlines are becoming more and more frequent....

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Posted in: Biden, Kishida expected to discuss security, global economy See in context

"we affirm the deep friendship of our two nations and our agreement on the importance of maintaining the rules-based international order".

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Posted in: 3 people found dead inside car parked on forest road in Kanagawa See in context

charcoal briquettes burned in a sealed car seems to be a very common means of suicide..... seems a very nasty way to go, and I can only imagine the people who do this must be in a damned desperate state not to rip the doors open and suck air..... awful awful situation.

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Posted in: Top Japan business lobby to request pay increases that outpace inflation See in context

if Keidanren has no power to enact it's "request", what is the point of..... Keidanren?

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Posted in: Kishida, Italian PM Meloni agree to form strategic partnership See in context

once upon a time they used strings to operate puppets, this must be a new approach, sort of propping them up. (^_-)

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Posted in: Kishida, Italian PM Meloni agree to form strategic partnership See in context

are those Zimmer frames they're using?

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Posted in: ‘Spare’ but not stingy: Takeaways from Prince Harry’s memoir See in context

go spare  British informal 

 become extremely angry or distraught:  he'd go spare if he lost the money.

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Posted in: Record 10 million birds culled in Japan as avian flu spreads See in context

JayToday  06:25 am JST

Unlike developed countries, which have completely banned battery hens and shifted to a regenerative free-range model,

not really.... this article only relates to the UK, but.....

https://www.rspcaassured.org.uk/farm-animal-welfare/egg-laying-hens/what-is-a-battery-hen/

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Posted in: England rushes to discharge hospital patients to ease bed shortage crisis See in context

I keep reading all this NHS falling apart 'news'... meanwhile, my elderly sister falls over, is soon whisked off to hospital by ambulance, stays a few days even though the family volunteers to have someone with her all the time at home, gets tested for.... everything.... then is ambulanced home, care workers spending hours a day with her, in shifts, and supported local-council accommodation being lined up...... and she has no severe illness or affliction, just falls over, no-one knows why (though at 81 and a physical wreck because she's never looked after herself, that's not surprising to me)....

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Posted in: Prince Harry says UK royals got into bed with tabloid press 'devil' See in context

I'm expecting him to renounce his princedom and dukedom any day now...... NOT. what a wally!

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Posted in: Prince Harry says UK royals got into bed with tabloid press 'devil' See in context

"I love my father. I love my brother. I love my family. I will always do. Nothing of what I've done in this book or otherwise has ever been to ... to harm them or hurt them," he said.

ha ha ha.....

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Posted in: Echizen knives sought after by chefs overseas See in context

$15 million worth? how many knives is that, and where do they find enough craftsmen to hand-make all those? prices vary of course, but if we say $300 per, that would be in the region of 50,000 knives, which is a thousand a week.... that's a lot of handcrafting!

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