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Posted in: Hong Kong police fire tear gas as chaos grips city See in context

These protestors seem to be quite geared up. Wonder who their benefactors are?

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Posted in: Hong Kong police shoot protester as activists block streets See in context

These cops need Glocks.

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Posted in: Defiant Koike confronts IOC over moving Olympic marathon See in context

Interesting that the completion rates in Doha were comparable to past marathons and no one suffered heat stroke (the more serious condition) and no one came anywhere close to dying.

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Posted in: Luxury travel See in context

Oh, baby, do I want to drink a beer in one of those seats.

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Posted in: Defiant Koike confronts IOC over moving Olympic marathon See in context

Civil twilight will be at about 4:30 am on that date in Tokyo, just start the Marathon then--should be cool enough. And if some runners drop out, so be it.

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Posted in: Tokyoites split over holding 2020 Olympic events in Sapporo: survey See in context

There have been several cases where events have been in other cities

Interesting and I'm aware of some of these cases, but not quite what I was getting at. Maybe I should have said: "Is this the first time a host city has had an unplanned change of venue due to inadequate facilities/environment?"

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Posted in: NHK sues head of minor political party over unpaid subscription fees See in context

They COULD do it, but by going "pay per view" they stand to lose a HUGE percentage of their current customer base, as many people would probably "opt out" of their scheme!

I definitely would. And it would mean they would have to lower their subscription price to a price point attractive to viewers. Not sure how much I would pay a month for NHK...maybe 300 yen.

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Posted in: Tokyoites split over holding 2020 Olympic events in Sapporo: survey See in context

Will this be the first time a host city was incapable of holding all the events?

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Posted in: Burger King has 'Ghost Whopper' at 'Shibuya Ghost Store' with zombie staff See in context

That's pretty clever.

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Posted in: Japan sees signs of mood in S Korea to defuse tensions: Suga See in context

And the sinusoidal wave of Japan/Korea relations ticks up once again. I've been seeing this for 30 years now...yawn.

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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

I just pulled up Google maps and looked at which areas in Gion were available for street view--almost all. So pictures are okay in all those areas...where the hell else do you need to take a photo?

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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

It's interesting how they're framing this as an anti-photography law, when actually, it's a trespassing law.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten gasoline sale rules after Kyoto arson attack See in context

Very true about kerosene; however, as someone who's started many a campfire with it, I can attest to its efficacy.

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Posted in: Court rules July election vote gap constitutional See in context

As long as the rural rubes keep voting LDP, expect the courts to ignored on this issue.

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Posted in: Shibuya abuzz with costumes on weekend before Halloween See in context

Shibuya abuzz with costumes on weekend before Halloween

Mixed metaphor?

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Posted in: Japan to tighten gasoline sale rules after Kyoto arson attack See in context

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%9B%E3%83%AF%E3%82%A4%E3%83%88%E3%82%AC%E3%82%BD%E3%83%AA%E3%83%B3

Available at any camping store. Will they have to id for this, too?

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Posted in: North Korea says it's running out of patience with U.S. See in context

I'll make a prediction - Kim will find some made-up dirt on Biden and suddenly Trump will give the Little Dictator a peace treaty...

What a joke and a loser...

OMFG! No mention of Putin? You're slippin'.

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Posted in: S Africa edge Wales 19-16 to reach World Cup final See in context

One of the best rugby games I've seen.

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Posted in: Decapitated cat found on elementary school grounds in Shiga Pref See in context

Was this the purrfect crime?

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Posted in: Sapporo's Odori Park considered for new 2020 marathon course See in context

I'm going to giggle my butt off if Hokkaido has a heat wave during the event.

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Posted in: Tokyo host club host headbutts woman after being told he 'sucks' at karaoke See in context

Was he singing that song by Quiet Riot?

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Posted in: Japan to tighten gasoline sale rules after Kyoto arson attack See in context

I'm a little fuzzy on how id checks for buying gasoline prevent arson.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 marathon move decision 'final', says IOC's Coates See in context

He said the IOC would propose holding the medal ceremonies for the events in Tokyo, as well as a parade through the city's streets featuring athletes.

I hope it's in air conditioned vehicles.

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Posted in: Suu Kyi scolds world for lacking focus on Rakhine 'terrorists' See in context

Another Peace Prize poser.

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Posted in: Kanye West claims he will be U.S. president one day See in context

Rapper Kanye West on Thursday said he one day would helm the Oval Office

I think I saw that movie already: Idiocracy

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Posted in: Pence backs Hong Kong protests in China speech, slams NBA and Nike See in context

Smart policy which many male execs and politicians are adopting.

Don't the wives of these execs and politicians have anything else better to do than to babysit their hubbies?

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Posted in: Pence backs Hong Kong protests in China speech, slams NBA and Nike See in context

Thanks for the link showing his far right beliefs.

You're welcome.

They're why so many in the global alt right support him.

Agreed.

After all, he's part of the Putin [sic]/Trump team.

2 out of 3 ain't bad. Keep at it PT.

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Posted in: Pence backs Hong Kong protests in China speech, slams NBA and Nike See in context

Pence is such a champion of "rights and liberties:"

https://www.ontheissues.org/Mike_Pence.htm

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Posted in: Tokyo eyes starting Olympic marathon at 3 a.m. to counter IOC plan to move race to Hokkaido See in context

@Dango bong

Yeah! Why are marathon runners so pampered?

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Posted in: Tokyo eyes starting Olympic marathon at 3 a.m. to counter IOC plan to move race to Hokkaido See in context

Kyodo, citing unnamed sources, said Tokyo is looking into an alternative plan to have the races start at 3 a.m. or 5 a.m. to keep them in the city.

I like this solution: the marathon puts me to sleep, anyway.

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