Since Singapore was mentioned, this might be of use.....
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@harry_gatto re: NRATV
Regrettably such a propaganda network already exists - fortunately not on mainstream!
Nicely trolled and explained by John Oliver. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/03/john-oliver-nra-tv-review-last-week-tonight
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Brilliant and well done - such a mighty achievement. Apart from beating 2-time world champs, but also one of the real powerhouses of world rugby! Unlike Japan win over Wales at Prince Chichibu some years back (no offence, it was a 3rd XV with senior players in Australia with the Lions), this was a full-blown Spring Bok First XV!
If there's such an equivalent of a Japanese knighthood, Eddie Jones deserves one. fantastic game plan and well executed by the team. Awesome to watch and the last phase to score the winning try was a superb example of ball retention!!
As an aside - wtfjapan and Nemui-san, do not confuse ethnicity with country of birth. Of the previous 2011 and current NZ All Black squad of 31, only 4-5 were born outside of NZ. Refer:- http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2015-09-17-rugby-world-cup-whose-nationality-and-patriotism-is-it-anyway/#.Vf5M7MTXerU
Although Captain Leitch was born in NZ, he's resided in Japan since he was 15 - not like recent imports say to English squad like the Vunipula's.
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Part of PM John Key's vanity projects to leave this as part of his "legacy". He has enough selfies with global celebrities in his photo album. Recent polls suggested a majority are indifferent or don't want a change. Similarly, the recent roadshow to promote the change has been met with scant indifference with turnouts to meetings in the low double digits. At NZ$26mio, not as if this could not be better spent elsewhere on well being of "lunch for school kids" projects.
Nice summary take by John Oliver :o)
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1Glenn "how is presenting facts racism?"
The only "fact" is that 39% of names "sounded Chinese" - whether they were in fact Chinese is not noted, now does this differentiate overseas vs NZ Chinese residents and citizens. It's simplistic and a cheap shot, stirring up local xenophobia against one particular ethnic group. As noted by Nemui-San, there are also Caucasians with Chinese sounding names. The late actor Christopher Lee being an example, or even former NZ League coach, Graham Lowe!
As for politicians - enough said, but sad that NZ Labour Party cannot come up with a more coherent analyses or suggested policy changes. "lies, damn lies... And statistics". What next - people with Latino sounding names must be murderers and rapist? Oh wait, can't use that red-neck line, some other idiot is saying that!
If you read a nice rebuttal at this link, might give some perspective http://publicaddress.net/onpoint/my-last-name-sounds-chinese/
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All - sumimasen! Miscalculated the stopping distance, apologies for incorrect number. At 100kmph, distance should be 49m, not taking into consideration of the mass of a two carriage train. DUH on my part! Nevertheless, should not detract from comments of train tracks being an inappropriate play area and apparent adult supervision neglect.
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@patric spohn - laws of physics suggest that a vehicle say at 40/kmh with co-efficient of friction (railway tracks est. 0.8) times gravity (9.81), you get 1600/(2 x 0.8 x 9.81) = 101.93m stopping distance. So if the unfortunate driver only sighted them 100m out (assuming doing 40/kmph) then no way could it have missed them. Sad that they were even on or around tracks in the first place - not a play ground.
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