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Posted in: Entertainer Tashiro found guilty over drug use, possession See in context

what a pathetic and archaic over reaction to this non-event

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Posted in: Olympic makeover: All aboard for new sports lighting up Tokyo 2020 See in context

The problem with baseball is the outside of the states and japan there is essentially zero interest in tis interminably dull pastime. Once the Olympics moves to the next host the stadiums will e empty again; which is why they were rightfully dropped for more dynamic, crowd pleasing sports like Rugby 7s

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Posted in: NZ rugby star Sonny Bill Williams follows Ozil in China criticism See in context

SBW should be encouraged to keep talking about Islam. He is an ultra moderate who doesn't accept the conservative muslim interpretation of the quran. Whilst Islam is a religion with deep problems of violence and zealotry - his position is one of peace. We should encourage hearing from Muslims like SBW

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Posted in: Space race: How 'Star Wars' became a battleground for diversity See in context

Unfortunately the woke silliness of the movie is not even its worst aspect. The terrible acting is.... so sad to end with such a poor movie

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Posted in: Tokyo court to allow Ghosn to talk with wife via videoconference See in context

how disgusting, degrading and dehumanizing the Japanese justice system is... How appalling that the Japanese justice department has prevented a man on financial charges from talking with his family. It's moments like this that I understand how Japan has not been invited to the Sc on the UN and how it's neighbours continue to push for war apologies etc... it is these uncivilised moments that speak volumes about Japan's character.

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Posted in: Music by the numbers: Scientists reveal a secret to great song writing See in context

The progression being written about is the I VI IV V7; probably the most dominant chord progression in pop music. As for the uncertainty of jazz - classic jazz is every bit as structured as pop. Improvisation largely occurs under a set of known rules, with even the most 'outside' licks generally resolving to the expected. Also, Neil Diamond wrote Red, Red, Wine (Not UB40).

One wonders where modern hip hop fits into all of this? The melodic content is quite restricted now and the progressions are often as simple as a I V or just a I IV.

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Posted in: South Africa beat England 32-12 to win 3rd World Cup See in context

England slumped to 3rd in world rankings as well.... to be fair any of NZ, Eng, SA could have won this RWC. Bt the Boks join NZ on 3 and England remain on their sole win back in 2003.

Having watched NZ dismantle Wales for 3rd... they'll be kicking themselves they didn't turn up against england last week.

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Posted in: Scott Barrett into All Blacks backrow for England semifinal See in context

That is a powerful team.

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Posted in: 'Washoku' delicacies served at banquet after emperor's ceremony See in context

wow - a room full of some of humanity's biggest and least productive people

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Posted in: Hansen fires shot at Six Nations to do more for global game See in context

Well put Steve Hansen. Arguably already Rugby's greatest coach (irrespective of the next 2 weeks) - this is the sort of guy that World Rugby needs to sort out the mess that institution has become.

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Posted in: Jones says someone filmed England training; piles pressure on NZ See in context

Lol - Eddie The Mouth Jones doing his usual I see......

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Posted in: Emperor Naruhito proclaims ascendancy to throne; pledges to fulfill his duty as symbol of the state See in context

Staggering that in the 21st century this kind of thing still goes on... and that citizens are forced to pay for it all....

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Posted in: Peyper sidelined over photo; Owens to referee NZ-England semifinal See in context

A little stroke of fortune. But bad luck for SA and Wales. The WR-loved and yet utterly incompetent Garces will have a bearing on the result as he always does.....

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Posted in: Springboks know chances against Wales will be few and far between See in context

SA will win this game big

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Posted in: New Zealand beatable, insists England coach Jones See in context

England have never beaten NZ in a World Cup game

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Posted in: Emperor to proclaim enthronement in ritual-bound ceremony See in context

How are royal families still relevant in the 21st century?

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Posted in: Rugby World Cup quarterfinals: Major rivalries and a surprise package See in context





are my picks

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Posted in: 4 of 8 Rugby World Cup quarterfinalists have NZ coaches See in context

This is before you start to count the number of NZ born players in the other squads as well..... For the record NZ have 4 foreign-born players. All who arrived in NZ as school kids (except Frizell)

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Posted in: Owens, Barnes, Garces, Peyper to referee RWC quarterfinals See in context

@Kenta - Well Poite is awful for a start. Together he and Garces ignored the offisde Law of rugby and cost NZ the Lions Series. That alone should disallow either of them anywhere near the WC let alone knockout games

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Posted in: Owens, Barnes, Garces, Peyper to referee RWC quarterfinals See in context

Garces simply does not belong in this group. Both the Australians and NZ' O'Keefe are far superior. World Rugby's head ref, Alain Rolland (the Irish son of a Frenchman) has had his day in the position and like Bill Beaumont needs to be out out to pasture.

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Posted in: Ireland's Aki gets three-match ban; World Cup over See in context

a sad day for the new zealander

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Posted in: All Blacks, Ireland to renew rivalry in World Cup quarterfinal See in context

suspect the ABs will have a point to prove. Hoping for good weather and a southern hemisphere ref.

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

Epic and well-deserved. I thought Scotland might get up for this game. But the positive SH-style rugby of Japan was just to good for them. Great work by referee O'Keefe too. The SR refs have been the pick of the lot. World Rugby will likely be too myopic to give them the knock games they deserve... but fingers crossed.

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Posted in: Ireland cruise past Samoa into quarterfinals despite Aki red card See in context

Is he the first NZer to be red carded at a RWC?

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Posted in: O'Shea rues 'horrible' end to Italy's World Cup campaign See in context

Mind you 0 - 100+ is also a horrible way to finish.....

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Posted in: Rugby World Cup organizers cancel 2 games due to typhoon See in context

This is really sad - and means that the world champions go into a QF (potentially against Ireland) not having played for 2 weeks. That has disaster written all over it. NZ should invite Italy over for a private game in an indoor stadium

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Posted in: Wales reaches quarterfinals after 29-17 win over Fiji See in context

Referee Jerome Garces should be kept as far away from a game of rugby as possible. Easily the worst of the lot.

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Posted in: It's all Greek to Japan star Tamura at Rugby World Cup See in context

Given the coaches, captains, makes sense that English would be the dominant language of this team.

I 'fondly' remember NH types used to point at the ABs and moan and whine about players like Jonah Lomu and Umaga and Michael Jones...all born in NZ, all raised there but with parents from other nations. Making spurious claims of poaching (all proved false). Same such people are incredibly quiet when a team like England picks a player, direct from a NZ competition, never having been to England to play in their international team (Brad Shields). There is no doubt where the real poaching is taking place... no wonder the 6Ns and Japan has improved the quality of its rugby.

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Posted in: Reinach sets World Cup hat-trick record as Springboks thrash Canada 66-7 See in context

14 men, red card. Refs will decide the rwc 2019 champion... rugby's soul is being lost

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Posted in: Experimental All Blacks thrash Namibia 71-9 See in context

Nice little leg-stretcher for the 3x world champions

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