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Posted in: Vatican diplomat See in context

Is that gold on the table? Now only if Pope Francis would circulate some of the wealth the Vatican has been hoarding over the centuries.

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Posted in: Forward march See in context

What's in those handbags?

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Posted in: Man arrested after rice cooker found plugged into neighbor’s home See in context

Poor man needs a solar cooker

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Posted in: Winning move See in context

Looks like she's circling in reverse here with her cheeks a fraction of a second behind giving the puffed up look. The shot actually captures a graceful moment.

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Posted in: Chinese exchange student rescues 9-year-old boy from fast-moving river See in context

Individual heroism is always above mob-level racism and xenophobia.

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Posted in: Ig Nobel Prize See in context

This could someday prolong human lives

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Posted in: Abe's claims to have Fukushima under control criticized See in context

Abe may not be PM in 2020. So he can say whatever he wants and pass the buck down.

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Posted in: Bunny barrier See in context

"They also serve who only stand and wait." - John Milton

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Posted in: Transport ministry to unify rules for baby strollers on buses, trains See in context

No parent enjoys riding a crowded train with a small baby with or without a stroller. But sometimes it's required to take the kid to the doctor's or day-care or to keep some other appointment. While the ministry considers some of our suggestions to designate special cars and enforce 'curfew' times let's be a little considerate to those exhausted moms struggling to hold things together.

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Posted in: 13-year-old boy commended by police for rescuing woman from train groper See in context

It is important to recognize and commend such actions. This kid will always look back to this incident with pride all his life.

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Posted in: Tomatoes – Tokyo’s latest fashion trend? See in context

Walk on the wild side. Ganbare Nippon!

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Posted in: Depressing suicide prevention posters cause controversy in Kobe See in context

It's foolish to put them up near the platforms. It's easy to jump from there after reading them.

Lol! Is that comment unintentionally funny?

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Posted in: K-pop group 2PM apologizes for copying and pasting Japanese fans See in context

So where's the original photo?

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Posted in: Coding boot camps promise to launch tech careers See in context

"For people who are looking to get involved in software in a big way and don’t want to set aside four years for a computer-science degree, this nine-week program is a terrific alternative," Compton said.

A computer programmer needs to dedicate years of thought and practice to mature. These kind of boot camps may help one land a job and manage to do some kind of programming. But what matters is the depth and quality of the work they produce.

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Posted in: Pope Francis wants 'church for the poor' See in context

Oh no... the Vatican will now auction off all their treasures to help the poor!! Not

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Posted in: Republicans audition for 2016 presidential race See in context

She also mocked Michael Bloomberg's effort by sipping soda from a "Big Gulp" cup

Only sipping!! Not gulping the whole thing down eh?

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Posted in: The designation does not mean people will immediately become unable to eat eels, but we intend to work hard to protect them. See in context

The designation does not mean people will immediately become unable to eat eels

Besides, one can always hunt them for research

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Posted in: Google executive chairman to visit N Korea See in context

on a private, humanitarian mission

uhm.. okay

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Posted in: What would they do without their cell phones? See in context

What would they do without their cell phones?

Surely not the same as what we would do without our cellphones

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Posted in: New iPhone app 'reads' people's thoughts See in context

New iPhone app 'reads' people's thoughts

No it does not. Grossly misleading title. It lets you type and broadcast stuff to 'those in the same space as you'.

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Posted in: Teenage Japanese table tennis star told to enjoy salad days See in context

But I’m going to try eating green peppers.

Thanks!

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Posted in: Japan faces 'extinction' in 1,000 years, researchers say See in context

It's not a religious prediction. The study clearly mentions the nation's people could theoretically become extinct if the rate of decline continues. Of course the rate of decline could vary depending on what really happens over the next millennium.

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Posted in: Tokyo raises Y76 mil in donations to buy disputed islands See in context

I don't get it. Will purchasing the islands really help to end the territorial dispute? If not then just another wasteful spending.

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Posted in: Learn how to sleep in a toilet stall like a pro See in context

Oh and hope you don't get busted by snoring too loud

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Posted in: Fukushima cucumbers relabeled and sold in Tokyo See in context

Authorities on Friday ordered the wholesaler to abide by Japanese law when labeling goods and products in the future.

Really is that all? Wasn't this a crime deserving a punishment?

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Posted in: Japan to waive Y300 bil of Myanmar's debt See in context

Burma is rich in natural resources that Japan eagerly needs. Providing aid and waiving off debts are some of the ways of ensuring future business contracts.

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Posted in: Woman dies after being hit in face with beer glass in Tokyo bar See in context

Nothing to do with the alcohol. Please don't let this stop you from buying.

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Posted in: Asia's oldest elephant See in context

Mods, is Hanako really "Asia's oldest elephant" as the title says?

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Posted in: TEPCO employee arrested for attacking passerby while drunk See in context

Alcohol has absolutely nothing to do with it.

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Posted in: Motorized shoes ready to roll into stores See in context

Imagine the battery running out as you come to an embarrassing halt and have to abort mission

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