Graham DeShazo comments

Posted in: Avoid crowds and non-essential gatherings, health minister urges See in context

Has this twit ever actually been on a train in rush hour?

(Que video of a young Kevin Bacon steaming “REMAIN CALM! All is well!” From ‘Animal House’)

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Posted in: UK leadership hopefuls vow to succeed where May failed on Brexit See in context

“It will be embarrassing to have a buffoon head the country.”

Pukey 2, you get used to it. It’s like a low-grade hang-over that doesn’t go away (perhaps because one is so despondent that one drinks “frequently “).

& Boris Johnson? I take cold comfort in realizing that We Americans are not unique in our ability to choose lunatics with ridiculous hair for national leaders

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Posted in: Ireland votes overwhelmingly to relax strict divorce law See in context

“After divorce, a woman gets deposited more than what a man's salary when received. He gets nothing but to do overtime all his life. She keeps enjoying her life.

This is the law in most countries, even in Britain and Japan. 

Woman's Power already there is and has been for decades. Such a shame yet a man keeps wagging his tail when he sees another woman.”

This is, without question, the “least informed” comment I have seen here in a while (and that’s saying something)

Fact: a majority of single parent households live below the poverty line in Japan.

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Posted in: Trump attends sumo; gives President's Cup to winner Asanoyama See in context

Came late, looked bored, sat in a chair, ruined the vibe (what do you mean, no zabuton throwing?) couldn’t hold the Shojo correctly and needed help to pick up the trophy. Ugh.

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Posted in: Trump tees up for golf with Abe See in context

Kids, skin cancer isn’t fun. This selfie is exhibit A for sun block.

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Posted in: Trump tees up for golf with Abe See in context

Came late, looked bored (except for when people were taking pictures of him), couldn’t pick up the trophy by himself.

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Posted in: Trump tees up for golf with Abe See in context

Phuket 2: long story short, they didn’t. No Japanese official is dumb enough to say something like that when they know that the next President is likely to be a Democrat.

Once again, this is only reality in Trumps imagination.

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Posted in: Bolton says N Korean missile tests violated U.N. resolutions See in context

So, what are you going to do about it, Yosemite Sam?

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Posted in: Polanski's wife hits out at Tarantino over Sharon Tate See in context

She would have more credibility if she hadn’t married a child rapist.

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Posted in: Republican senators question immigration plan presented by Kushner See in context

It’s not a “plan” in the sense of getting actual legislation passed. It’s more of a grievance cry to the xenophobic base for the election.

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Posted in: Nissan slashes profit amid Ghosn scandal, lagging sales See in context

Gosh, if only there were some type of international business guru to bail them out....

oh wait.

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Posted in: Ghosn granted release on ¥500 mil bail but can't contact wife See in context

The bail system is becoming a rather profitable enterprise for the government of Japan.

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Posted in: Bad rules, bad temper, rough start to golf this year See in context

Garcia has always been a drama-queen and a poor sport. Several years ago after retrieving his ball from the cup, he spit (& not a litttle bit) into the cup for all the following players to enjoy. When he was called out for it on tv by the announcer in an interview, he seemed surprised that anyone would have the audacity to question him,

Good of luck with that attitude at Bethpage, Sergio. I wouldn’t be surprised if he throws a hissy mid-round and quits.

Good riddance.

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Posted in: Democrat Warren kicks off 2020 run, hobbled by ancestry row See in context


Boring, shrill, economically misguided, hypocritical and dishonest on her background. (Btw, I’m voting Democratic). Nope, unless she is the nominee against Dotard, hard nope. Even then, I’d hold my nose and take a shower after.

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Posted in: S Korean assembly speaker says apology needed from Japanese emperor See in context

Reparations were paid, the elected government chose to use them on infrastructure and graft. Apologies were made, they’ve been ignored. “Final agreements” were signed, then ripped up.

70 years after the War’s end, the Koreans are still moaning about it because of national ego and domestic politics.

Enough. Stuff it.

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Posted in: American woman brings pistol, bullets onto Delta Air Lines flight to Japan See in context

This is what happens when you force people to work without pay. Fun Fact: ATC is also working without pay.

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Posted in: Grown children surprised to find their fathers absorbed in internet rightwing sites See in context

This is not a phenomenon limited to Japan. I know several people in America with retired parents who’ve fallen I to the faux “news” orbit and now spout off embarrassingly about globalists (aka Jews), “others” (non-whites) and the conspiracy against Gods anointed one.

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Posted in: Prosecutors seek 10-year-term for ex-MtGox bitcoin chief Karpeles See in context

Problem is, he hasn’t confessed and they can prove essentially nothing. The coins are gone. That’s all they know. Who and how is completely unknown.

I am guessing a face-saving conviction on the related issues and a time-served/suspended sentence.

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Posted in: As Japan OKs law to let more foreigners in, tiny rural town wants to go further See in context

Resident since 98. Permanent Resident now. It’s not actually that hard if you’re employed and keep your nose clean.

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Posted in: Transport ministry calls 25 airlines to meeting on pilots drinking See in context

Those here who say nothing is going to change are completely wrong. This has everyone’s attention, both in the industry and in the relevant govt. agencies. I cannot say for certain that there will never be another incident, but I can say that their frequency will drop dramatically and the atmosphere that allowed the JAL crew to believe that they could sneak a drunk First Officer on board is a thing of the past.

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Posted in: How Carlos Ghosn has been spending his days in a cell in Kosuge See in context

The detention center is where the interrogate him until he breaks. If he doesn’t confess, the odds of a conviction are 50/50. I’m not commenting on my opinion of his guilt or innocence. I’m just stating an opinion on the nature of criminal justice in Japan.

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Posted in: JAL fires co-pilot jailed in UK for drinking excessive alcohol before flight See in context

He will never fly again anywhere ever. JCAB will pull his license and he won’t get a new one any where else because of his criminal record. Good riddance. What I want to know is what happens to the 2 Captains who knew that he was not fit to fly and were obviously covering for him? The consequences of their obstruction will show how serious JAL is about cleaning this up.

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Posted in: JAL pilot, 10 times over alcohol limit, jailed for 10 months in UK See in context

Forget abot the Co-pilot. His career in aviation is over. JCAB will pull his license the moment he gets out. What I want to know is what happens to the 2 Captains who (I VERY strongly suspect) knew he was unfit to fly and were going to sneak him on the plane to sleep it off. What happens to them determines how seriously JCAB will deal with this issue.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors say they will detain Ghosn as long as needed See in context

In other words “until he confesses because we can’t get a conviction without one.”

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Posted in: Japanese folk rituals approved as UNESCO intangible heritage See in context

Look at the traumatized children screaming their heads off while the adults laugh. Isn’t our culture wonderful? And don’t even get me started on the UNESCO “seal of approval “.....

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Posted in: Royals sign 16-year-old Japanese pitcher out of junior high See in context

Good news, he avoids the arm-destroying Hell that is Koshien. Bad news, he’s playing for the Royals. I’m from Kansas City. The team is Gawd-awful and will be for at least another several years. I’m 48, not in great shape, and never played ball. I could play for this team right now. It’s that bad.

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Posted in: ‘Jisa Biz’ campaign to ease overcrowding on Tokyo trains starts Monday See in context

What a stupid term. Let’s just call it “Jiz”

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Posted in: 'Very limited' impact of World Cup on Russia's economy: Moody's See in context

Perhaps the idea of going to the middle of nowhere, getting scammed and having your phone hacked makes Russia less than appealing. I know I wouldn’t spend a dime there.

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Posted in: The Dude abides: 'The Big Lebowski' at 20 See in context

You’re killing your father, Larry.

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Posted in: Decapitated cat found on Tokyo street See in context

Sounds like we have a serial killer in the making on our hands.

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