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Posted in: Japan beats Scotland 28-21 to advance to Rugby World Cup quarterfinals for first time See in context

What a game that was! It was such an exciting game and hats off to both teams for playing at such intensity throughout. The pacing was consistent throughout and I was sure the lactic acid would kick in at some point. In the end, I thought Japan played better in the passing game, and their tackling was so clinical. Scotland made way too many errors in passing and couldn't handle the speed of Japan's wingers. I also liked Micheal Leitch's speech. He is such a humble person. Good luck to Japan in the quarterfinals!

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Posted in: Ex-Dallas cop sentenced to 10 years for killing unarmed black man in his own apartment See in context

Pretty light sentence for murder, if you ask me. She was an LEO, and should have exhibited the responsibility and care as one. In this case, she didn't. Heck, I've heard of people getting stricter sentences for smoking pot or carrying around drugs in the U.S.

The message this sends is that even in your own home, you're not safe from law enforcement. Police officers now can expect light sentences if they ever murder innocent people.

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Posted in: Two Irish men arrested over heroin possession in Tokyo karaoke parlor See in context

if you knew how bad Japanese Jail is, you wouldn’t wish it on your worst enemy.

WA4TKG: It can't be worse than an American jail. I once knew a prison guard who said it can be pure hell there. It's way to easy to get illegal shivs there or other weapons into a jail, and riots are endless. Then again, I'm sure it is still better than a crowded prison in places like in Brazil or the Philippines.

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Posted in: Kiwi schoolkids strike for climate See in context

I would hate to be a kid today. They will have to live with the results of our selfish actions inflicted upon this earth. They will also have to deal with higher unemployment, a world economy that is worsening by the minute, much higher crime rates all around, and never know the joys of a simpler life like it was in the 1980's and 1990's.

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Posted in: 3 die, over 100 injured in repair attempts in storm-hit Chiba Pref See in context

As for people getting up on their roofs... Come on, people. Be safe, not stupid. Get people who know what they are doing to help.

But you can't fault people for helping out and trying. The government isn't doing a thing. So, neighbors and other kind people have lent their support and help. Unfortunately, accidents happen. The three that did die are three out of thousands who are going on top of either their roofs or others to help fend off the rain.

It's like blaming the businessman who died being stabbed by the crazy man at a bus stop as he was trying to save the lives of the students waiting there. He wasn't trained in hand-to-hand combat, but he risked his life to save the lives of others.

These people have obviously been waiting for professional help, but help doesn't come. So should they just let the next storm come and flood their homes and them with it? Or, should they do something about it? Death is a possibility either way.

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Posted in: 3 die, over 100 injured in repair attempts in storm-hit Chiba Pref See in context

Of course, it's so easy for us living outside of the disaster area to say what these people should or should not do. But I'm pretty sure these people have called for help, but help doesn't come. They wait and wait but no one comes, and meanwhile, more storms come along threatening to drench their roofless homes. I'm sure there comes a point when they made the decision to try fixing their roof themselves, or to patch them up because they can't stand another drenching from the rain. It's a tough decision: Play it safe and wait for help to come, but face the possibility of having your house flooded with rain, which would damage the structure of your house, or take the risk to fix the roof yourself.

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Posted in: U.S. appeals court says Trump cannot dodge foreign corruption lawsuit See in context

Just like that we found the air crews staying at Trump property in Scotland were only 6 percent of total and that Obama DoD, not Trump, authorized It.

As Trump would say; "It's fake news."

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Posted in: NRA sues San Francisco over 'terrorist organization' label See in context

Sorry NRA, but not one of the mass shooters was law-abiding. The NRA would have people believe that it's video games and violent movies and TV shows that are the cause. That is totally untrue and fake news. I'm no expert, but I sincerely doubt that video games or movies make people more prone to commit mass murder. Every single country in the world has their share of the population that is into video games and watching movies, but none has the level of mass shootings that the U.S. has.

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Posted in: Kyoto Animation arsonist will live but still hasn't been formally arrested See in context

I'd hate to be one of the doctors or nurses there that have to work hard to keep this p.o.s. alive. It must be so aggravating and depressing.

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Posted in: U.S. farmers hope Trump delivers on trade deal with Japan See in context

Republicans like bailouts and think it solves everyone's problems. They only think in the short-term. Farmers on the other hand, know that bailouts are only a band-aid and doesn't solve their problems long-term. They've already lost markets and had bridges burned due to Trump's trade war. Trump doesn't like diplomacy because it takes too much time and effort. He just likes to go for the quick fix, and doesn't mind if it hurts the poor and middle-class.

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Posted in: Trump displays incorrectly altered map of Hurricane Dorian path See in context

It is a known federal offense to doctor an official weather map. But of course, to Trump, his ego is the most important thing. He would never admit that he's wrong. Luckily, most people in Alabama are smarter than that, but it really underlines how much Trump lies and is willing to do so in order to preserve his ego. His ego is above the welfare of the American people.

Of course, when a reporter asked Trump if the map was altered with a Sharpie, all Trump could say was "I don't know, I don't know, I don't know." There is only one diagnosis for what Trump is going through: dementia.

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Posted in: Police unsure why man went on shooting spree in West Texas See in context

Contrast this shooting: 7 deaths and 22 wounded with the knife attack in France: one death and 9 wounded. Very indicative of which is deadlier.

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Posted in: 5 killed, including gunman, 21 wounded in west Texas shootings See in context

When guns are completely outlawed and confiscated, the criminals and those with homicidal tendencies will use substitute weapons and fabricate improvised weapons. They always have and always will.

But why is it that it is always the sickos and whackos that get their hands on guns? And it's the sane and rational people who realize that they don't need a gun in their lives. None of my friends own one and they live happy lives.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. The same old isn't working anymore. Yes, whackos will find another weapon to use, but at least we would have less deaths than we have now. It wouldn't be perfect, but it would be better than anything that is being done now.

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Posted in: 5 killed, including gunman, 21 wounded in west Texas shootings See in context

Yet another shooting in America. Since so many right-wing Americans are against banning guns, why not ban bullets. They can have their guns, but take away their ammo.

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Posted in: Trump's personal assistant steps down over info breach See in context

What? Yet another Trump hire that has either stepped down, quit, or was fired. He continues to break his own record of the most number of appointed officials that have left his administration. Very telling of the kind of boss he is.

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Posted in: Trump attacks Fox News, but the network remains silent See in context

One thing that bothers me about conservatives generally speaking, the lack of pushback.

It's the liberals who should push back against conservatives who time and time again try to force feed me their beliefs on me. Conservatives often tell me, "What? You don't go to church every Sunday? You will be doomed to hell!" Conservatives feel that if you don't go to church, and you don't believe in Christ, you're doomed. They are also constantly telling people how divorce is a sin and mixed families are bad.

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Posted in: China hits out at 'bullying' U.S. over new tariffs See in context

But what will happen to Trump's made-in-China MAGA hats? I bet there are no Americans willing to work for as little as Chinese to manufacture things like that. Oh, wait, there were, but ICE drove them out of the country.

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Posted in: Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort See in context

Donald Trump playing hardball for America. This is the kind of leader you want. Someone who's not afraid to ruffle some feathers to stand up for American interests.

But if the result ends up being countless of needless deaths, dividing people, crashing economies, and hurting the lives of many, then I want no part of that kind of President.

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Posted in: Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort See in context

Trump is probably trying to pass out his made-in-China MAGA hats to everyone as well as showing off his made-in-China ties. Ivanka is also probably trying to promote her made-in-China merchandise.

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Posted in: Trump vows response to China tariffs on $75 bil of U.S. goods See in context

Donnie has a really poor sense of what consumers want. Consumers don't want to pay more for their products; especially when it is of the low-end type. They want to pay less and earn more. So good luck finding American companies that are willing to sell their products at Chinese prices, and good luck with finding people that will work in factories at bare minimum wage.

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Posted in: Enraged Trump likens U.S. Fed chief to 'enemy' China See in context

Obama got us out of the Lehman shock mess, and now Trump threatens to get us into another recession, and he wants the Fed to bail him out? No way, Donnie. You better learn to clean up your own messes.

Oh, and by the way, calling people names and throwing tantrums don't even work for little kids, so don't go doing it yourself.

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Posted in: Trump's message to G7 leaders this weekend: Be more like U.S. See in context

One thing what I love about this President, they attack him 24/7 damn all other important news it’s irrelevant, people don’t need to know what’s going on in the world, they are so obsessed they just can’t help themselves and he knows this and then will say something and troll these people knowing they will get their panties stuck in a bunch. Lol

Typical Trumpster defense. If Trump says anything or does any action that is negative, they defend him by saying it's all a joke. Now if Obama or any previous President had done the same thing, Fox News and Trumpsters would be all over on them and complaining so much about it. How hypocritical is that?

Trump is so easy to read. If anyone says something that he doesn't agree with, he brands them either a traitor, an enemy, or an idiot. Or, if it is news that doesn't fall in line with his beliefs, he says it's all "fake news". He comes off as being so tough, but in the end, the strength of his ego has to be questioned.

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Posted in: N Korea dismisses nuclear talks if U.S. 'hostile military moves' continue See in context

The hypocrisy continues. Trump supporters and Fox News were bashing Obama when he said he would have a dialogue with enemy states. Yet, here is Trump cozying up to despots like Kim Jong Un and Putin (in fact, they love each other), and Fox News and Trump supporters love it and praise him for it.

Add in the fact that I'm pretty sure that if Obama had declared himself "The Chosen One", Fox News and Trumpsters would bash him for it. But when Trump says it, they either praise him for it, say nothing, or make lame excuses like "He's joking".

Double standards and hypocrisy seem to define Trump supporters. So typical.

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Posted in: Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, citing 'strong economy' See in context

And in the end, it's the farmers that get hurt:


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Posted in: Trump calls himself 'the chosen one' See in context

Also, add the fact that federal health officials ensured that no one would contradict Trump when Trump mentioned that mental illness was the cause of the mass shootings in El Paso.


Many signs that Trump is a full-on narcissist and wants people to do exactly as he says. He wants to take away everyone's freedom of speech and thought. He sounds so much like an evangelical or fake pastor who brainwashes his flock to give away your money and freedoms.

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Posted in: Road rage suspect arrested after dashboard camera records assault See in context

Sounds like you'Re proud of that instead of being ashamed, which you should be. Do you think shooting someone dead is the preferred method of dealing with people you disagree with?

I don't know about you. If it were me in a car being punched by a stupid buy on rage, I would do everything I can to protect myself and those in my car with me. I would at least punch the guy back. Sounds like you prefer to just stand there and take the punches. I would not. I sincerely doubt that that road rage suspect would be one that can be reasoned with.

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Posted in: Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020 See in context

We should add the fact that Trump and his supporters don't even know what slogan to use for their campaign: "Make America Great Again" or "Keep America Great Again". At a recent rally, Trump asked his supporters which he should use. They in response couldn't make a decision. They all needed to be told what to think. That to me is so disturbing on so many levels.

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Posted in: Danish MPs ridicule idea of Trump buying Greenland See in context

Trump probably thinks that Greenland has much green, so that he can play golf whenever he feels like it.

Maybe it will be good that he buys his own island and ship himself off and stay there forever. It will do the world a whole lot of good. I hope he doesn't think he can waste anymore of American taxpayers' hard earned money.

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Posted in: New Trump rule targets poor and could cut legal immigration in half, advocates say See in context

Republicans are such a bunch of hypocrites. They want to change long-standing laws regarding even legal immigrants now, but will cry foul if anyone even mentions touching their outdated gun laws.

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Posted in: New Trump rule targets poor and could cut legal immigration in half, advocates say See in context

Does this mean they will have to change the quote on the Statue of Liberty? Instead of "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses ..." I guess it would then be changed to "Give me your strong, rich, white ...." This is what Trump's America is turning out to be.

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