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Posted in: Candid Kanye film premieres at Sundance amid editing row See in context

West's rise to international superstardom ................

Really?

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Posted in: 70-year-old man arrested after brawl with over 10 bikers See in context

Okamoto should have worn a helmet too.

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Posted in: 'Heating or eating': Britons struggle with rising costs See in context

kurisupisuToday  07:48 am JST

Many Brits keep their central heating on 24/7 and wear t-shirts indoors.

You know this how? Checked them all have you?

Those who can afford it may do that but those who can't afford to eat won't be sitting at home wearing T shirts with the central heating on 24 hrs a day.

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Posted in: Don Wilson, co-founder of The Ventures, dies at 88 See in context

A sad loss. I've seen The Ventures live here 4 times, the last being about 4 years ago, maybe 5.

 With over 100 million records sold, the Ventures are the best-selling instrumental band of all time.

That says it all.

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Posted in: Japan's COVID-19 foreign entry ban spurs demonstrations in several countries See in context

........ to open a variety store.

I wonder what that means, exactly.

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Posted in: 'Immersive' Princess Diana documentary opens Sundance See in context

She certainly was no saint, some would say an entitled PITA with an anything warm and walking attitude.

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Posted in: Toyota production in Japan hit by parts crunch from COVID-19 See in context

Kyodo News reported yesterday that there is a 4 year lead time on orders for a new Land Cruiser in Japan.

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Posted in: 20,830 suicides reported in Japan in 2021 See in context

Japan Today, if you are going to run an article like this I think it’s a good thing to mention at the end of the piece where people can get help/counselling etc.

To be fair to JT they usually do, perhaps it will be added? Please.

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Posted in: Regardless of whether alcohol is consumed, the important thing is to avoid dining in large groups. See in context

The most important thing you can do is to stay away from other people as much as possible.

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Posted in: Classic rock albums turning 50 See in context

zichiToday  10:41 pm JST

today, I would say

Meat Loaf

Bat Out of Hell.

I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That).

Agreed but sadly Meat Loaf's death has been announced today.

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Posted in: 15-year-old boy dies after being found at home with bruises on his face See in context

Once again, when facts are few, experts are many.

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Posted in: U.S. airlines warn of 'calamity' if 5G deployed near airports See in context

finally richToday  01:05 pm JST

Reason I still refuse to buy wireless earphones.

Interesting comment. Wireless earphones only receive, they don't transmit. Do you use a mobile or any kind of cordless 'phone?

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Posted in: British man identified as hostage-taker at Texas synagogue See in context

How would you truthfully and accurately describe a man born in Lancashire in England ?

Unlucky, by those of us from the other side of the Pennines, but seriously, a correct description would be "a British man of Pakistani descent", something which most people guessed at before the information was published.

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Posted in: Hostages safe after standoff inside Texas synagogue See in context

BlacklabelToday  11:29 pm JST

The attacker is now being reported in the media as “a British man”.

Yes, almost certainly a man with a British passport.

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Posted in: U.S. airlines say China forcing them to cancel some flights See in context

Whilst reading all this please remember which country imposed this disease onto the world.

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Posted in: Seditious conspiracy: 11 Oath Keepers charged in Jan 6 riot See in context

Beard, dark glasses, baseball cap and an old rifle with fixed bayonet? If nothing else some of these people are really good for a laugh.

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Posted in: Seditious conspiracy: 11 Oath Keepers charged in Jan 6 riot See in context

Rhodes did not enter the Capitol building on Jan. 6 

Just like er, erm, what's his name again?

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Posted in: Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Kanye West to headline Coachella See in context

SpeedToday  08:51 am JST

I'd avoid this like the plague.

........... featuring headliners Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Kanye West.........Phoebe Bridgers, Megan Thee Stallion, Stromae, Rich Brian, Doja Cat and Karol G will also be among the dozens of performers at the California festival that traditionally has kicked off the music festival circuit.

Me too, I wouldn't cross the street to see any of them, must be something to do with my age.

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Posted in: Film armorer blames ammo supplier in deadly "Rust" shooting See in context

Peter NeilToday  08:38 am JST

Anyone who has ever handled a weapon knows the difference between a live and blank round. It’s a pathetic excuse from someone who only had one job to do.

nandakandamandaToday  09:56 am JST

Since dummy rounds can be spotted during loading in live action on camera, there is a special dummy round that looks externally like a live round, apparently.

Generally speaking, a live round has a bullet in one end of the casing and a blank does not, the ends of the blank casing are crimped so it only goes "bang" when fired and ejects only some sparks and small debris. the difference in appearance and weight is very easy to see/feel.

A dummy round however looks just like a live round in that it has a bullet in one end of the casing but contains no, let's call it "explosive", so it cannot be fired. The weight difference between the two is very small and pretty much impossible to detect by hand.

Hence:-

"The lawsuit adds new details to the chain of custody for guns and ammunition on the “Rust” set on Oct 21, describing the appearance of a new box of ammunition — presumed to be harmless dummy rounds with no explosive — shortly before a revolver was loaded and passed to Baldwin."

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Posted in: Ronnie Spector, '60s icon who sang ‘Be My Baby,’ dies at 78 See in context

What a voice. Unforgettable. One of the greats. RIP.

I'll certainly second that. Those of us who were teenagers in the 60s will never forget the Ronettes.

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Posted in: Djokovic clarifies movements as Australian visa saga continues See in context

He said that "said he wanted to address “continuing misinformation” in the interest of ”alleviating broader concern in the community about my presence in Australia.” However the failed to mention that he had travelled to Spain and Serbia when asked if he had travelled in the previous 14 days and then tried to pass it off as an "administrative mistake". Total lack of credibility and lying on an immigration form surely has to be an offence? Seems he is incapable of filling out a form for himself and needs a "support team".

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Posted in: What is 5G? An electrical engineer explains See in context

MatToday  08:58 am JST

If this was actually written by an electrical engineer, they should get a job at McDonalds.

Lower-frequency waves can travel farther but are slower. Higher-frequency waves travel faster but can go only limited distances.

Wrong. Just wrong.

Absolutely right, it's wrong.

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Posted in: Mandarin Oriental Shenzhen to open Jan 20 See in context

Strange promotional article given the circumstances. It will be a while before anyone reading this even thinks about going there.

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Posted in: Do not help crashed Olympics vehicles, Beijing police warn See in context

theFuToday  09:12 am JST

OTOH, I'd think that any Olympians would be in shuttle buses, not personal vehicles.

Article doesn't mention personal vehicles, buses are vehicles too.

"In case of traffic accidents with special vehicles for the Winter Olympics, please pay attention to maintaining a safe distance," Beijing's Traffic Management Bureau said in a post on the Twitter-like Weibo. "Do not make contact with vehicles or personnel in them and wait for professionals to arrive at the scene."

The system includes dedicated transport between venues, ...........

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Posted in: 19-year-old woman arrested over fatal stabbing of 25-year-old boyfriend See in context

Nin JahToday  07:56 am JST

Its not the End of the World, if its over its over. move on and live life, and hopefully you will heal and find that someone special, or they will find you.

After you have been released from jail and everyone knows who you are and what you did.

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Posted in: Border restrictions force 300 foreigners to decline Japan teacher jobs See in context

kaminokazeToday  07:42 am JST

There are lots of places where foreigners do not get treated like rats.

Those of us who have lived here for far longer than your 11 years might just think that foreigners who think they are being treated like rats has much more to do with them rather than the country and its people.

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Posted in: Japan overturns decision to cancel U.S. drone acquisition See in context

Ken HolcombToday  09:33 am JST

happyhere

Today 07:35 am JST

We can use them to spy on US bases

You do know that every US base in Japan has hundreds, if not thousands, of Japanese citizens working on them, full time, some in command headquarters positions, right? Not to mention that many US bases in Japan are actually jointly operated with SDF units.......

So using a billion yen drone to "spy" on US bases that are normally, (outside current COVID restrictions), open to the Japanese public with very little restriction, seems a bit overkill, (pun intended).

Recognising sarcasm seems not to be your greatest skill.

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Posted in: Doctor arrested for filming up girl’s skirt See in context

TokyoJoeToday  05:31 pm JST

Serious question, what are they expecting to see? Underwear at best, I doubt any JP teen girls go commando.

Note the final paragraph of the article.

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Posted in: Mother who took her child into Capitol during riot gets prison See in context

The couple briefly stopped to scream profanities at a counter-protester, according to prosecutors.

She came “to peacefully protest what she believed at that time to be a fraudulent election.”

“felt she was embarking on a noble endeavor as a representative of the citizenry."

Makes you wonder just how these people's brains are wired.

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Posted in: 2 others now in Australian Open visa drama See in context

I saw his mother on TV yesterday; easy to see where he gets his arrogance and sense of entitlement from.

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