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Posted in: What are some of weirdest sandwiches, pastries or other food and drink items you have seen in Japanese convenience stores? See in context

As bad as chip butties. Carbs with carbs

Yes, carbs with carbs. Bread and potato. Fantastic.

Just make sure the chips are hot enough to melt the butter on the bread and dip the butty in a dollop of HP.

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Posted in: U.S. toughens stance on Iran; lists sweeping demands See in context

Nice to finally treat rouge nations like they deserve

Saudi Arabia?

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Posted in: Do you think there is a role for monarchies in this day and age? See in context

They are entertaining in Britain especially, along with Coronation Street.

In Britain, they’ve long been part of the cringeworthy celeb culture and Markle is a flood of b-list celeb adrenaline into the system. The UK needs to grow out of this nonsense. However, it is difficult to make sweeping statements about monarchies across the world. They serve different functions and occupy different places in different cultures and gobble up different amounts of cash.

I just struggle with the idea of inherited titles. It can’t be a good idea.

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Posted in: Modern Meghan radicalizes the royals See in context

edgy charitable appearances

What?

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Posted in: Hazard wins FA Cup for Chelsea with victory over Man United See in context

Hopefully the lumbering gurner Jones will get nowhere near the England team in Russia.

Yes. A completely brainless player. Plenty of heart and all that but a liability.

Good to see that miserable Man U side win nothing.

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Posted in: For those of you who watched it, what did you think of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? See in context

The whole American preacher bit was one of the strangest I've ever seen

That’s all I’ve seen. I just think this kind of stuff doesn’t really appeal to Brits and certainly doesn’t suit the very pedestrian C of E way of doing things.

It was disturbing rather than funny. O

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Posted in: Few calls for reform after shooting in gun-loving Texas See in context

Having lived in Texas on and off for the last 50 years I can say that the reason you do not hear many calls for change in US guns laws is because, us Texicans, can handle it.

Can innocent kids in schools ‘handle it’?

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Posted in: Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle See in context

That bishop was insane. I have expected him to start handling snakes

I saw that on the news this morning. I think some were about to call 999.

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Posted in: Trump suggests FBI may have infiltrated his campaign See in context

Voter fraud happened and people have been jailed for it. You get it on the list by adding “mass” as a technicality.

Trump claimed voter fraud was in the millions and he actually won the popular vote. Baseless conspiracy trash. No evidence of voter fraud on the scale he claimed.

Stays on the list.

How about birtherism and Ted Cruz’s father in on the JFK assassination?

He does have form when it comes to idiotic conspiracy theories. I think it’s worth keeping in mind.

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Posted in: Japan sticks with old guard for World Cup warm-up See in context

Whether they do well or not, they should concentrate more on football skills, and less on their hairstyle.

To be fair, they aren’t alone in this. Not too many modern players are sporting a crew cut. Some players seem to spend as much time on beard grooming as they do on their hair.

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Posted in: Trump suggests FBI may have infiltrated his campaign See in context

Yet every "conspiracy" that comes out of his mouth, somehow eventually ends up being true

Mass voter fraud?

Birtherism?

Ted Cruz’s father in on the JFK assassination?

Anyone want to add to the list?

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Posted in: Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at royal wedding See in context

should Tony Blair ever become the President of a Republican UK

Why do people keep bringing up Tony Blair when the idea of a UK president comes up?

I keep hearing this. Is Blair the only alternative to the monarchy?

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Posted in: Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people See in context

It's been happening everywhere. I've always kind of felt like that eventually it was going to happen here too," Santa Fe High School student Paige Curry told Houston television station KTRK. "I don't know. I wasn't surprised. I was just scared.

Nobody claiming she was being manipulated by CNN yet?

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Posted in: Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at royal wedding See in context

I am sure there are a number of commentators here that can remember when £50 million was a significant sum of money

I remember the days when it would be described as a fortune. I must be getting old. How do you describe 50 million quid for a wedding these days? Reasonable?

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Posted in: Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at royal wedding See in context

Jimizo

when it comes to monarchy we are both in the minor leagues any day of the week.

Scousers are born noble. We are above this lot.

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Posted in: Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at royal wedding See in context

On a "bad royal day" 70% of Brits would strongly support the monarchy, especially the queen

I’m not sure about the ‘strongly’ in that sentence.

I remember Jeremy Paxman’s very funny ‘On Royalty’ and he answered the question about abolishing the monarchy in a way that summed up the general feeling well - he simply asked “Why bother?”.

I’m more of a bah humbug type and I find this kind of lavish pantomime very offensive. This celeb/Disneyland idiocy is your own choice if it’s paid for with your own hard earned money. Otherwise, it’s an insult.

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Posted in: Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at royal wedding See in context

Good idea not to have Phillip do it.

A racist crack may not be suitable.

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Posted in: Cumberbatch Cold War thriller is snapped up at Cannes See in context

@Luddite

I think Judi Dench highlighted the problems of kids from ordinary backgrounds being unable to break through and we get boring cardboard cutouts like Cumberbatch and Etonian nonsense like Eddie Redmayne.

This cringeworthy, elitist crowd are very irritating.

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Posted in: Cumberbatch Cold War thriller is snapped up at Cannes See in context

Jack O' Connell, Idris Elba, Maxine Peake, Christopher Ecclstone spring to mind...

And spring out again very quickly. A bit lightweight.

Not exactly Jackson, Connery or Caine.

We need more world-class heavyweights from the great unwashed. Too many rich kids with silly plummy accents giving the UK a bad name.

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Posted in: Trump seeks to placate N Korean leader over uncertain summit See in context

That never happened.

As if the left would know, I know they believe they know, but they usually don’t.

What an incredible idea. A loosely defined group of people defined in this way.

Stop projecting your own ability to throw out previously held ideas and do screeching 180s depending on Trump’s latest Twitter stink bomb.

Not everyone has this capacity.

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Posted in: Trump seeks to placate N Korean leader over uncertain summit See in context

Nice try, No one likes war

When I watched the news coverage of the Iraq War in the US, it was almost erotic in nature. People who saw this filthy bloodbath for what it was were often scorned.

Sickening.

It seemed many people did like war. The right in particular.

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Posted in: Cumberbatch Cold War thriller is snapped up at Cannes See in context

Michael Caine!

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Posted in: Cumberbatch Cold War thriller is snapped up at Cannes See in context

The snob in me won’t allow me to watch anything with an actor with a name like this.

Too many silver spoon, nails-on-glass types making British people look ridiculous.

Where are the new generation of Glenda Jacksons, Sean Connerys and Micheal Caines?

Send this nonsense packing ;)

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Posted in: Suntory needs time: Whisky casks dry up for 2 premium products See in context

I don’t know if I’m just good at convincing myself or a philistine ( I’ve been enjoying many different whiskies for about 25 years ), but I don’t see much difference in whiskies priced at about ¥4,000 and over. Yes, I know I’m using the plural for scotch.

Hakushu 12 is good. Hakushu is good. Tory’s is just nasty.

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Posted in: Trump says 'We'll see' on N Korea summit, but insists on denuclearization See in context

And who is going to pay for the trillions for this war?

Don’t talk about money when war is concerned.

Missiles flying on Fox News is pure bliss. You shouldn’t put a price tag on that or think about the human cost.

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Posted in: Fuji Xerox to install personal booths for teleworking at subway stations See in context

The office space looks like a telephone booth and is for white-collar workers who need to do teleworking

You can just sleep on the train.

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Posted in: Monk sues temple at Mt Koya world heritage site over heavy workload See in context

Tax free temple and shrine business. Always makes me laugh when the local zen monks return in taxi disembarking some distance from the temple carrying bags of shopping from Daimaru, an expensive store.

Yes. I remember my local Catholic parish priest in the UK used to cruise around in a very swank Audi with an Old English Sheepdog looking out of the window.

Some things are similar around the world.

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Posted in: Japan passes law to get more women into politics See in context

But the law includes no penalties for parties that fail to do so, nor incentives to encourage them.

Right. So for the LDP in particular, it’s better just to be the daughter of someone with his nose in the trough then.

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Posted in: California coffee shop worker refuses service to man who insults Muslim See in context

Race hate crime

Islam is not a race. It’s a religion. Muslims often tell you there are adherents from all over the planet. They are right

This is not a pedantic point.

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Posted in: California coffee shop worker refuses service to man who insults Muslim See in context

Idiot. Learn some manners and try to use whatever excuse for a brain you have.

That said, is this ‘event’ really world news? Someone acts like a bigoted idiot and gets called out on it. Wow.

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