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Posted in: 9 things guys don’t want to find in a girl’s room See in context

kids?

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Posted in: Cycling chiefs cast out Armstrong as ban confirmed See in context

Doping for 7 tour wins and nobody ever caught on? Even the IOC does better than that. Or - maybe this is a lot of sour grapes and people wanting to tear somebody down to make themselves look good. McCarthyism? I guess we'll never really know.

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Posted in: Austrian daredevil breaks sound barrier during freefall from stratosphere See in context

That was pretty cool.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. troops consider drill to retake island See in context

Just drop a couple of nukes on them and there won't be any islands to claim. What then? But really, if the US and Japan are going to talk about it may as well just do it and be done with it. China is going to react badly no matter what. Or is that what is desired?

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Posted in: I am the 1% See in context

I didn't realize that the Glitter Ball was an outdoor event this year. Since it probalby isn't who let the freaks out?

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Posted in: White House struggles to contain new Libya storm See in context

I don't think it's the issue itself, it's the problem that Biden can't agree with Clinton who can't agree with Obama. I think I've seen this before though, titled Who's on First by Abbot & Costello.

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Posted in: EU Nobel Peace Prize earns praise and ridicule See in context

I think the joke is on them?

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Posted in: China denies visa to 3 Japanese in Taiwan orchestra See in context

Yeah, the communist government is really doing a good job of making fools of themselves lately. They've been taking lessons from Ishihara, no doubt.

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Posted in: TEPCO admits Fukushima crisis could have been avoided See in context

Well, that took long enough. Seppuku, anybody. Who wants to be first?

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Posted in: 'Food terrorism' a new concern in China-Japan rift See in context

I don't have a favorable opinion of the quality of Chinese products to begin with, so this is no surprise. But how do you avoid it? It's almost impossible to avoid Chinese products.

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Posted in: Woman restrained by dog collar dies in man's apartment See in context

Japan is safe but I do think the creeps are creepier. There is some really sick stuff going on here that is normally in the movies, not the newspapers.

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Posted in: Obama touts jobs report as he seeks to lift campaign See in context

There isn't any particularly good news if more people have stopped looking for work. Apparently there are a lot more people on social security disability as well. That's not job creation. Of course the only jobs the government can create are government jobs or wars or subsidies. All rely on $$$ from the government, not because a good or service was created that people would buy. A very shallow recovery indeed.

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Posted in: Chinese media in Japan send message home: 'Nothing much to report here' See in context

The Japanese aren't protesting because they have nothing to protest, they aren't rioting because this isn't acceptable behaviour in any society and, if nothing else, the Japanese try to be polite. So what do the journalists expect to behave like - Chinese?

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Posted in: Japanese firms look at other countries as alternatives to China See in context

Yeah, Mexico would be OK. But any place where the government doesn't stuff people's heads with hatred would be a good start.

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Posted in: Defiant Ahmadinejad says Israel will be 'eliminated' See in context

and his name is way too long to even try to type it out..

Ahmadimmabulb. Simple.

This is the kind of statements that make Israelis worry. It's one thing to negotiate, but Ahmadimmabulb keeps up this rhetoric. Does he want to be attacked? Can he be trusted with nukes? When will the Iranians be rid of this fool?

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Posted in: Socket to 'em See in context

I wonder what the range is?

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Posted in: Israel war on Iran 'will happen': Guards chief See in context

That's the problem with nukes and mass destruction, both sides are wiped out. The Iranians don't seem to understand that yet.

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Posted in: No fun See in context

Well, I guess we better pull out the movie Shall We Dance and go for lessons. Not that I get out dancing much anyway. Strange law, I wonder what motivated it.

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Posted in: China postpones event marking 40th anniversary of Japan ties See in context

China can't even find their vice president at the moment. Let's see if they postpone the party congress next.

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Posted in: Israel war on Iran 'will happen': Guards chief See in context

OK, so the Israelis have quieted down a bit the Iranians have to stir the pot a bit

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Posted in: Pakistani minister offers $100,000 to anyone who kills anti-Islam filmmaker See in context

yea, another fatwa. boring.

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Posted in: China says 40th anniversary of Japan ties ruined by island row See in context

Funny, since China started the whole thing aren't they the ones who have spoilt the fun?

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Posted in: Tokyo cyclists may soon be snarled in red tape See in context

I wouldn't ride a bicycle in Tokyo anyway but I don't see how any of this is going to help anybody unless it's the Tokyo government's bank account.

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Posted in: Iran foundation boosts bounty to kill Rushdie See in context

Yeah, the Arab spring is just proving how nuts Islam, or the strict interpretation of it, is. I note there are no riots in Indonesia or even Malaysia. What is this middle eastern madness?

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Posted in: Japan finds another gap in its disaster readiness - Mt Fuji See in context

I remember the first time I was in Japan, I mentioned that Fuji-san was extinct. I was corrected by Hattori-san, "not extinct, dormant." Every time I see Fuji-san now I wonder what would happen if it erupted. I wouldn't want to be in Odawara.

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Posted in: Asian territory disputes could trigger war: Panetta See in context

that's the problem with playing with matches....

The Japanese are going to be polite, it's part of the culture. Even the right-wingers will be polite and curse silently. The Chinese and Korean governments are whipping up the public to use nationalism to dodge the failures of the respective governments. That's where the danger comes in. Better to negotiate than fight, but it's tough to rally public support for negotiations.

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Posted in: Google says it won't take down anti-Muslim clip on YouTube See in context

Yeah, score one for freedom of speech. Obama caves to the militants; no surprise there.

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Posted in: Irish tabloid prints topless Kate photos See in context

That's the problem with being rich and famous, isn't it: you live in a fishbowl. Then again, I wouldn't turn it down...

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Posted in: Wheelchair rugby See in context

How do you tackle?

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Posted in: Details of Roppongi slaying emerge, but raise new questions See in context

I think Roppongi has changed quite a bit in the last 15 years but it's no worse than NYC so if you keep your head together it shouldn't be a problem. I certainly hope the rapes aren't as big a problem as implied here but I've never been in Roppongi much past midnight.

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