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Posted in: Cyber-bullied K-pop star found dead at her home See in context

Fame is a cruel mistress - especially in the modern cyber world.

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Posted in: Fake schoolgirl prostitution extortion ring busted by Tokyo police See in context

Everyone going on about paedophiles etc, but isn't 16 above the age of consent in Japan?

also anyone who picks up a magazine with classified ads for deri heru and similar will see they are riddled with schoolgirl or other "young" woman offers.

The issue here is the extortion, not the goods on "offer".

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Posted in: U.S. demands Syria ceasefire; slaps sanctions on Turkey over incursion See in context

The Kurds' best chance of some degree of autonomy and protection from Turkey lies with Assad.   And he will be happy to give them a degree of autonomy in exchange for their support against his majority Arab and Sunni populace who led the rebellion.

Trump is doing what he said he would.  Likewise in Afghanistan.

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Posted in: N Korea demands Japan pay compensation for sinking fishing boat See in context

Ichi man should do it.

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Posted in: Facebook's Libra currency battered by defections, pushback See in context

I hope this is the beginning of a realisation that social media companies or "digitization" are not useful for everything and can't solve all the world's problems.  Why did we even need "Libra"??  Except to make FB money.

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Posted in: Japan rugby captain Leitch still dazed after emotional night See in context

"Our self-belief has increased game by game," said Leitch, rippling muscles bulging through his black Japan uniform, and looking slightly out of place at a press conference held in a hotel chapel.

A great sentence for any number of reasons.

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Posted in: NZ PM Ardern steps up fight against extremist online content See in context

Hmmmm.  Like New Zealand (pop. 4.8 m, large media companies ), importance to large media companies )), is going to move the dial on this one.

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Posted in: NY Times: Violent parody video shown at Trump resort See in context

My point was that this is not Trump doing this.  and it Is supposed to be a "parody" (not my idea of fun but then so much posted on the Web these days isn't).  Is Trump now responsible for all actions done at one of his "properties"?  Or for anything depicting him?

Given all the fuss going on around him for the last 3 years, does anyone really believe he would sanction or agree to or whatever something like this?

I have seen so much spiteful, puerile, aggressive "parodying" of Trump and Melania and others in his orbit without anyone blaming a Dem or any other politician for the items or for engendering their manufacture.

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Posted in: Japan rejoices after Rugby World Cup over Scotland See in context

WAs a great game.  Japan played fantastically.  Warning though, South Africa are a way better team than Scotland.

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Posted in: NY Times: Violent parody video shown at Trump resort See in context

Ridiculous.   what exactly is the NY Times reporting here?

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Posted in: 'Treason,' 'civil war:' Trump ramps up rhetoric on Twitter See in context

This article is extremely biased and badly written. Draws all sorts of conclusions and makes value judgments about DT's actions and his defence of his position. From what I have seen Biden's actions look way more dodgy than what DT said to the Ukrainian and other world leaders. how is all this stuff leaking? Who stands to gain? Why is no one writing the same stuff about Joe and his son? Where there are clear smoke trails to follow? This whole Dem led attempt to get rid of DT has been a massive waste of time and money.

If they really think they are right, then unseat him at the election next year. not this way.

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Posted in: Things you should know when going out in Tokyo See in context

Silly article.  Much of the advice is either wrong or so overly conservative/nervous as to be ridiculous.  Who takes their insurance card and medications out with them?  And even in the party districts of Tokyo walking around by yourself is dangerous?

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Posted in: China's slowdown deepens in August; industrial output growth falls to 17 1/2 year low See in context

DT's trade war is working.  If he gets another term China will not be able to bear the pain for the next 5 years or more.  Trade deal (for what it is worth) on the horizon.

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Posted in: 'Ghostbusters' sequel to focus on a family of original film See in context

Another sequel or spinoff or whatever that we don't need and that will almost certainly be rubbish.

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Posted in: Trump says it looks like Iran was behind Saudi oil attacks See in context

The usual rush to diss DT is a bit misplaced here. 1 he said it "looks like" and 2. that is based on satellite footage of the damage and the Saudi assessment. DT is not rushing to judgment from what I saw of his remarks.....

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Posted in: Famous race horses found with their manes partially cut See in context

Wait for the hairs to appear on ebay....

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Posted in: Japan considering medical aid for Iran See in context

Timing not great......

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Posted in: Brazil fires warning shot in Olympic surfing qualifier See in context

Hope they get waves.  From what I have seen Japan not the most consistent in that area.

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Posted in: Ric Ocasek, singer for The Cars, dies at 75 See in context

Fond memories of their two early albums.

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Posted in: Alcoholic seltzer craze sweeps U.S. See in context

They don't sound very appealing.  Low flavor and low alcohol.  What's the point?

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Posted in: New service pays 'bounty hunters' to catch shoplifters and train gropers See in context

Cue lots of false accusations and related incidents.  Letting unqualified and perversely incentivized people loose oon ther general populace is a recipe for disaster.  And seems to me the scale of the issues it purports to be targeting are pretty insignificant also.

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Posted in: Trump says U.S. is 'locked and loaded' for potential response to Saudi oil attack See in context

No evidence Iran involved.  Entirely possible it is Houthis from Yemen.  They have every reason to be targeting Saudi soft spots.  Like money.  Saudis have had this coming for quite some time.

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Posted in: Climate campaigners plan Heathrow drone shutdown See in context

This type of action won't do much to endear them to the wider populace.

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Posted in: Tension between Japan, neighbors will test Motegi's diplomatic skills See in context

Motegi has "negotiating skills"???  Any evidence of these legendary "skills"??

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Posted in: Biden clashes with Warren, Sanders on healthcare in Democratic 2020 debate See in context

A pretty sorry bunch.  Biden should play up his action man/man of the people/friend of the military shtick.  The rest of them should continue to espouse their ridiculous policies designed to play to one or other faction of the Dems.

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Posted in: In a fracturing world, central banks still stuck together See in context

The whole world is following the remedies adopted by Japan almost 30 years ago now.  And so we will see "lost decades" globally.  Instead of letting nature takes its course (at least economically speaking) they are propping up markets and redundant industries/companies and transferring wealth from savers to borrowers.  Late stage capitalism beginning to show signs of strain.

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Posted in: Suspect who used toy gun to rob 3 convenience stores arrested See in context


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Posted in: Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth; Northern Irish 'no-deal' Brexit challenge dismissed in court See in context

Despite all the noise in the media and the silliness in the courts and the threats being made by various politicians - including the Speaker - it remains entirely possible that some form of deal will be struck.  Then Parliament will have to vote on it.  If they vote it down again then seems to me that No Deal goes ahead.  and for all the negative stuff about BJ, he is doing better than the Maybot did and certainly better than any Labour led government would do.  Their current "strategy" is just ludicrous.

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Posted in: Sex assault claims rock New Zealand PM Ardern's government See in context

Sex scandals everywhere.  no organisations, no matter how right on (e.g. this one) or how reliant on sex selling (e.g. Hollywood) or even totally unlikely (e.g. women's soccer) seem to have a problem with it.

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