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Posted in: UK's Hunt says Britain can flourish even without Brexit deal See in context

After losing its colonial might, UK lost its industrial might as well (thanks to the Thatcher disaster). Now they're even retiring from the only economical alliance they've had and are in a posture of begging for a deal...

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Posted in: How to rob an idol singer otaku: Look up the birthday of his favorite idol See in context

Seriously? Adult males?

Hell yeah, no joke. Although I'm not sure I want to know about what particular 16 year old idol singer they fantasize at night before falling asleep...

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Posted in: Paul McCartney scores U.S. No. 1 after nearly four decades See in context

Got to buy this. He's still got it..

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Posted in: Attention shifts to flood risks as heavy rains increase in Japan See in context

..oh, forgot the link...

Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel :

https://gizmodo.com/tokyo-has-the-largest-underground-water-tank-in-the-wor-1696967098

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Posted in: Attention shifts to flood risks as heavy rains increase in Japan See in context

You can visit the facility in the main picture for a very modest fee, and learn a lot about flooding prevention around Tokyo. I've visited it, it looks like a humongous cathedral, but it's very disconcenting, as this hall it has almost no echo, unlike normal churches. You'll need to reserve the tour in advance. Really recommended, if you want to feel dwarfed by the proportions. Don't go during the rainy season (obviously)...

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Posted in: Japanese trio wins classical music competition in Germany See in context

That's many thousands of hours of practice right there. Congratulations.

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Posted in: Thieves steal 600 apples grown by high school students See in context

That's heartless... Kids were supposed to get the apples for their lunch,I guess.

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl, 2-year-old brother killed in car crash See in context

It is not reported, but it could well be that the two kids were not properly seated - or the childseath belts were not properly buckled, OR that the child seats were not properly secured with the car's seatbelts. Two simultaneous deaths in a normal car is very suspicious.

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl, 2-year-old brother killed in car crash See in context

The car was equipped with at least one child-seat:

https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASL9H3628L9HPPZB003.html

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Posted in: Ex-Morning Musume singer Yoshizawa admits drinking more than 3 cans of ‘chuhai’ before hit-and-run See in context

In Europe she would get her ass kicked so badly by the police she'd never think of doing it again. Why didn't they get a blood test done on her? Once you're a felon, with a criminal case, you don't have the right to oppose the test.

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Posted in: Paris light-up See in context

I really feel sorry for the thousands of Asian tourists flying all the way from Tokyo, Seoul, etc. to visit this dilapidated rusting piece of steel. Last time I was there (this Spring), it was in a very bad state, the entire neighborhood was muddy and badly stinking of piss, and generally I though it was a terrible waste of time. If you go to Paris, don't go to the Eiffel tower, better go one more day to Louvre, trust me.

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Posted in: Serena Williams fined $17,000 after U.S. Open final outburst See in context

Don't act as if Serena doesn't have class simply because she had an outburst

Indeed, anyone can have an outburst. She doesn't have class because she's already had far too many outbursts...

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Posted in: Is it OK to put other food on top of your white rice when eating in Japan? See in context

I don know what you're talking about.

OK, let me be more explicit: I lived in Japan for more than 15 years, and shared countless meals with my Japanese family, friends and coworkers. The Japanese people put stuff on rice and eat it from the rice bowl all the time. Be it furikake, butter or soysauce+seaweed, natto or even a bit of miso. Or it could be another dish (meat or vegetables). Thousands of variations, really...

If this would not be allowed in some Zen temple, that's another matter. Normal Japanese people do it all the time So, you don't know much about Japan yourself, probably never lived in the country, or if you did, probably have VERY little interaction with normal Japanese people yourself...

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Posted in: Is it OK to put other food on top of your white rice when eating in Japan? See in context

Yes, the Japanese themselves do it all the time...

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Posted in: Russia to launch biggest war games in its history See in context

Well, Russia raped half of Europe for half a century, of course all those countries would want to join NATO and keep (strategically, if not physically) as much of a distance as possible from the "motherland USSR". Let them do their wargames and spend their expired ammunition. This won't get them any friends in the West. With the discovery of green energy technologies, Russia's relevance is diminishing day-by-day.

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Posted in: Serena Williams fined $17,000 after U.S. Open final outburst See in context

So that...that mother..."I don't need to chat to win"...woman...was actually cheating, right?

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Posted in: Japan rejoices in having first grand slam champion See in context

Osaka's interview. She's really gracious:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiHP603v4qo

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Posted in: Japan rejoices in having first grand slam champion See in context

I've never saw a more disgusting final, horrible sportsmanship from Williams, pulling out the mother card, the feminism card, the race card, everything she's got, the moment she felt starting to lose... Poor Osaka, she deserves much more, well played, strong and constant.

Oh, the public was just as disgusting as Williams...

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Posted in: All Nippon Airways’ first A380 rolls out of final assembly line See in context

They're very silent from inside, and look majestic during landing...

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Posted in: Fishermen to claim ¥93 mil in damages over dumping of fuel in lake by U.S. jet See in context

Jet fuel evaporates quickly within atmospheric conditions and in water tends to break down, unlike gasoline or diesel.

No, for your information, jet fuel of the type an F16 uses (probably JP8) is a refined and a bit thinner version of Diesel. It does not evaporate, it is not decomposed by UV radiation, and it will contaminate water. In a war operation EVERYTHING runs on JP8, including the Humvees, trucks, and the planes. Dumping it in those people's water was not nice, but better than dumping it on some village...

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Posted in: Federer's 'unreal' shot at U.S. Open; 10 of top 13 women out See in context

...completing the article, here is a video of the shot. It is NOT a cheap shot, this is so difficult to return it lef the whole stadium open mouthed...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzTteIszybw

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka hits the streets of New York for U.S. Open boost See in context

Last time Naomi Osaka met Simona Halep (the current #1), she lost 6-1,6-0. So yeah, there you have it, she might win against some nobody, but not really in the top 10.

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Posted in: Panasonic to move UK headquarters on Brexit fears See in context

Note, it's not the EU HQ, but their entire European HQ... A kick in the groin for the Brexiteers, I hope more will come.

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Posted in: Husband arrested for beating pregnant wife to death in car See in context

Let him swing. He took two lives, this qualifies for death penalty.

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Posted in: Cornet shrugs off shirt change sexism, says Serena catsuit row '10,000 times worse' See in context

No really JapanToday (and the rest of similar journalists), this is bad reporting, and trying to make a feminist issue where there is actually none.. The rules for changing ON THE COURT are the same for males and females (IT'S NOT OK). While seated in her chair (in the break area) it's fine Which part of this needs a more in-depth explanation? What's so difficult to understand? Here the rule is clearly stated, something any good article should have:

https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/29/us-open-clarifies-rule-on-female-players-changing-shirt-on-court-after-alize-cornet-incident-7894240/

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Posted in: Cornet shrugs off shirt change sexism, says Serena catsuit row '10,000 times worse' See in context

She wasn't on the chair, but on the court. Once a female payer has changed her underwear while sitting on her chair, she didn't get any code violation. There are things you can't do while on the court, males and females alike.

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Posted in: Nursery school head, ex-employee to be charged over child’s death in swimming pool See in context

Rules state that two supervisors must be on duty at all times;

it doesn't get any clearer than this. When you should be supervising kids, you do not put away unused equipment, or do anything else. You supervise kids, and that's it.

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Posted in: Scorching heat continues for much of Japan See in context

Yes, people I Japan do sometimes swim with normal street clothing on. As disgusting as it can get... I guess it's for protection against the sun...

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Posted in: Europe's new data law upends global online advertising See in context

It is a extraordinary good law. The Europeans once again show they do lead the world in legislation, managing to kick the ass of corporates profiting from their users without their knowledge. The rest of the world should follow suit as soon as possible.

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