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Posted in: Fly me to the moon: Billionaire Maezawa seeks 8 passengers for lunar trip See in context

Could they make the voyage one way for him and his special guests?

3 ( +10 / -7 )

Posted in: Next 'Star Wars' series to hit Disney streaming service in May See in context

When will this real lack of imagination stop (if ever)?

When the risk assessment allows them to.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Posted in: Brisbane already preparing for 2032 Olympics See in context

Is the Queensland government really that dumb that they want to throw away countless billions of dollars into this endless financial black hole?

Yes, and they have form here, the article fails to mention the 1992 olympic bid, lost to Barcelona.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Posted in: Hives, chills reported following COVID-19 vaccination in Japan See in context

I'd take hives over coronavirus

12 ( +16 / -4 )

Posted in: Singapore virus-secure hotel looks to lure business travelers See in context

They will, however, be required to remain within the facility for the duration of their stay to prevent possible transmission to the wider community.

What's the point then? A waste of at least 6 hours plus the fares. Just use zoom.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Posted in: Hashimoto will not give Mori any official Tokyo Olympics role See in context

He's still on charge, no matter what politicians/press says. He'll be always the decision taker.

Don't know why this got downmarked when it's right on the money. Putting Hashimoto San up is the most cynical face saving exercise ever seen. Breathtaking in it's disingenuity to women, the codgers like Mori will still be calling the shots behind the scenes.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Posted in: Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Olympic president See in context

So predictable. So disingenuous. The codgers will still be calling the shots, face saving to IOC complete. The sooner this fiasco is over, the better.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Posted in: Kono says supply will determine vaccination progress See in context

Kono says supply will determine vaccination progress

No kidding? Wow, so if I buy a beer I can consume a beer. LDP brains trust eat your heart out.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee to pick Mori replacement; is a woman likely? See in context

Tokyo Olympic committee to pick Mori replacement; is a woman likely?

Yes, purely as a face saving exercise. The usual codgers will still be calling the shots behind the scenes.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Ramen chain releases gyoza taco and okonomiyaki hot dogs See in context

Who puts lettuce on a hot dog?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Posted in: Watch out for the wolf See in context

Where's red riding hood got the soap from? Never seen any in parks.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

Posted in: Cartoon dog pitches COVID vaccines to skeptical Japanese public See in context

Another childish response to a serious situation. How pathetic.

9 ( +23 / -14 )

Posted in: Activists call for more reform by Tokyo Olympics organizers See in context

What's a sexsist?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: 50-year-old man arrested for swindling ¥10 mil from women in ‘sugar daddy' scam See in context

Normally it's the guy getting swindled

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Posted in: Around the globe, virus cancels spring travel for millions See in context

This is news? Mass travel has been dead since this all started a year ago

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: No hugs or high-fives, but 150,000 condoms will be given out at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Why can't they pay for them? Besides the locally made won't fit most visitors.

14 ( +17 / -3 )

Posted in: Only 21% cleaning hands appropriately in Japan amid pandemic: survey See in context

There's never any soap provided to wash properly!

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Posted in: Criticism keeps swirling over Tokyo Olympic chief's sexist comments See in context

Speaks volume of IOC and how corrupt these officials are...pathetic IOC responses which goes against its own rules and regulations!

Yes, and the international media is on the story. Grab yourself some popcorn. The implosion should be fun to watch.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Mori apologizes for sexist remarks, but refuses to resign See in context

The good part about this is that it's gone global. Exposing a sexist bigot to the world, should hopefully see a mass boycott of this circus, and its cancellation occur.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Posted in: Man arrested for injuring doctor over mask request See in context

Manchild of the week.

14 ( +16 / -2 )

Posted in: Wildfire near Perth burns more homes as city remains in lockdown See in context

They're called bushfires, not wildfires.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Posted in: Japan to secure 20,000 freezers for coronavirus vaccines See in context

Stuff em with 20000 tubs of ice cream for now seeing how glacial this government is acting to deal with this issue.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Posted in: Singapore Airlines launches one-stop online solution for COVID19 pre-departure testing See in context

Looks good, I suppose if successful it will include how painful the quarraintine is likely to be for other routes?

Except for retired people or one way travellers, no one has a month to waste in quarraintine so travel is dead until that changes.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Posted in: Florida offers to host Olympics if Tokyo backs out: state official See in context

Move the Olympics back to Greece, and leave them there forever.

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Posted in: Haneda Airport’s new train line to make getting into, out of Tokyo easier for JR pass holders See in context

Not 1 metre of track for this new railway line has been laid.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Posted in: IOC chief Bach floats possibility of no fans at Tokyo Games See in context

Since it's all about tv and the IOC getting their cut, they couldn't give 2 hoots whether anyone turn up to saviour the 'Olympic Spirit'.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Posted in: Man arrested for buying cup meant for ¥100 coffee but pouring ¥200 latte into it See in context

The crime of the century.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Posted in: Police officer's loaded gun, handcuffs found in Osaka convenience store See in context

Are Osaka cops the most useless on the planet?

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Posted in: Australia posts zero virus cases; state premier calls for 'Pacific bubble' See in context

only allowing its stranded citizens back home.

Sorry this is wrong. Residents with valid permits who can actually get a flight plus entitled, rich tennis players are allowed in.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Posted in: London 2012 chief Mills feels Tokyo Games unlikely to go ahead See in context

Finally, a voice of reason from Mr Mills, the real organisor of the London Olympics. The Nike stool pigeon who is Coe is a self serving, self important, shameless man. A GREAT athlete, a sad person

If I could give you a +2 I would. My thoughts exactly, particularly w.r.t. Seb Coe

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

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