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Posted in: How the strong U.S. dollar can affect everyone See in context

@ awa no gaijin:

30% is a far cry from everybody and has absolutely nothing to do with exchange rates.

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Posted in: 'Unprecedented' super typhoon approaches southern Japan See in context

To all who think a "super typhoon" is just another typhoon you are sadly mistaken.

I went through super typhoon Paka on Guam in 1997. You cannot believe the destructive power of on of these monsters.

It snapped coconut palms in half, it lifted a 30 ton catamaran in the bay and the 70 foot mast cleared the water and deposited it 200 yards onshore. It crushed an oil storage tank like a beer can.

Do not underestimate the power of nature.

Hopefully it will not make direct landfall on heavily populated areas.

This is from personal, first hand experience.

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Posted in: Japanese public broadcaster issues apology for calling a train a 'train' See in context

Well a little hard to tell from the photo but must modern Diesel powered railway engines are diesel/electric. The diesel engine drives a huge generator which supplies power to electric motor drive wheels.

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Posted in: Man arrested for setting fire to bar after being told other customers don’t like talking to him See in context

"I was drunk".........'nuff said.

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Posted in: Man arrested for setting fire to bar after being told other customers don’t like talking to him See in context

I'm guessing nobody in prison is going to want to talk with him either.

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Posted in: Bus company disciplined after driver orders maskless passenger off bus See in context

Okay, got it, but what about the people (as few as they may be) who depend on this bus for transportation?

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Posted in: Prosecutors arrest ex-member of Tokyo Olympic committee, others for bribery See in context

@ Laguna;

The '84 Olympics went to Los Angeles because they were supposed to be held in Teheran, but the revolution in Iraq made that impossible. The only other city in the world who could hold the games with less than two years notice was L.A.

Multiple professional sports venues, UCLA and USC dorms for athletes and medical centers.

There was no other choice.

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Posted in: Prosecutors arrest ex-member of Tokyo Olympic committee, others for bribery See in context

These Tokyo games have been the death knell for the Olympics from the scandals regarding the awarding of the Olympics to Tokyo, the scandals regarding the New Olympic stadium (dropping the original design and overworking laborers), copyright violation of the original logo, moving the venues away from Tokyo (when the original bid promised that all events would be within 10km of the Olympic village). The list goes on and on and on.

So Paris hosts the next Olympics because of the bribery that brought the 2020 games to Tokyo. Los Angeles gets the games after that because of the Paris retribution.

The games are a joke now.

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Posted in: Man in Aichi arrested over deaths of wife, 2 children See in context

Okay, got a suggestion for all you murder/suicide jackasses.

Do the suicide part first.

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy falls to his death from 9th floor balcony in Sapporo See in context

Accidents happened, this is tragic and heartbreaking, but to beat up on the parents is cruel, I think they are beating up on themselves enough right now. Miscommunication, "I thought you were watching him." "I thought you were watching him."

To blame the building is ludicrous.

How about a little sympathy people!

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Posted in: Crown princess respects 'as much as possible' her daughter's feelings on postponed marriage See in context

Elope, get it over with. You will be much happier.

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Posted in: Osaka declares COVID medical emergency with 878 new cases See in context

You and your friends are all in the middle of a mine field. Everyone stop moving and stay right where you are. Wait 6 weeks, guess what? You are still in the middle of a mine field.

This thing is not going to end until there is" herd immunity" either by way of vaccinations or infection by contact.

Sheltering is just the same as hunkering down in the mine field as long as there is one contagious person out there.

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Posted in: Woman arrested over murder of common-law husband See in context

Why do I get the feeling that the world is not going to miss this guy?

Get drunk, go home, beat your wife, traumatize the kids. Prince of a guy.

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Posted in: Woman arrested over murder of common-law husband See in context

Justifiable homicide, self defense, protection of minors,

Aside from the fact that she stayed with this vermin, give her a medal.

Where were these people who were called to her house on multiple occasions when she needed them.

Now we are going to have 4 unfortunate kids in protective custody and traumatized for the rest of their lives.

Good work Japan.

Screwed up system.

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