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Posted in: American space legend John Glenn dead at 95 See in context

Guy did so many awesome things that a lot of people don't even know he made a serious run for the presidency

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Posted in: New 'Star Trek' series to be called 'Discovery' See in context

I beg to differ. The one with Bacula had plenty of arcs throughout.

Quite right. And even DS9 and Voyager, while still essentially episodic both had arcs that spanned over multiple episodes or even seasons

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Posted in: High school student expelled for having sex, sues school for Y6 million See in context

If my high school had had such a ridiculous rule I unfortunately still would have graduated

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Posted in: British actor Christopher Lee dead at 93 See in context

Legend. As bad as the star wars prequels were (at least in my opinion), they became enjoyable when he was appeared.

Great actor and amazingly interesting guy

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Posted in: 25-year-old 'shut-in' running for Chiba city council seat See in context

Seems quite likeable

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Posted in: Japanese male porn stars rarer than Bengal tigers, actor says See in context

Maybe there should be some sort of conservation effort put in place. Encourage these male porn stars to breed by surrounding them with highly attractive females. Perhaps both parties could be incentivized by a financial reward for having sex. We could also document the process by filming the encounters.

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Posted in: Out of date See in context

I wonder how it would go over if I started going there dressed as MacArthur, complete with the sunglasses and funny looking pipe.

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Posted in: Cruising in Osaka See in context

awww man I live near there. Why didn't you tell me before he would be there JT?

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Posted in: Man in coma after being beaten by gang on street in Kanagawa See in context

Oldman

Are you sure about that? I have not looked at detailed figures charting violent crime in Japan over the years. You may very well be right that it's gotten more dangerous but if you don't have the statistics to back it up don't make the mistake of thinking that one incident is necessarily indicative of changing trends.

And I agree with Lucabrasi. Safety is relative. No place on earth is absolutely safe so we can only compare with other places and Japan still comes out well ahead of most places. My hometown of Vancouver is not a particularly dangerous place but I still feel more secure in Osaka.

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Posted in: Dream world See in context

That looks extremely cool

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Posted in: Wedding walk See in context

Nice picture! I love the Japanese style traditional wedding and the flowers are gorgeous.

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Posted in: Sega/Nintendo rivalry coming to theaters with 'Console Wars' movie See in context

but Sega doesn't make any consoles anymore

Did you even read the article?

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Posted in: Snake eats crocodile in Australia See in context

Travis Corlis, who watched the fight at Queensland’s Lake Moondarra, near the mining town of Mount Isa, on Sunday, said the snake, thought to be a python, was about three meters long and “healthy looking”.

A croc a day....

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Posted in: Anti-Japan rally in Seoul See in context

There are probably more constructive ways they could use their time and energy

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Posted in: New NHK head's 'comfort women' remark stirs controversy See in context

Sounds like he missed out on a perfectly good opportunity to keep his mouth shut

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Posted in: Global warming: Fact or fiction? See in context

This question should be worded to include the ideas that humans are directly to it and that it is harmful to the environment.

That is where the so called debate is occurring although mainly only in the popular media. Scientists are near unanimously in agreement that man made global warming is real and a danger.

the fact that 20% of people out there say fiction even given the broad wording of the question is troubling but given public opinion on the matter in the U.S. it could be far worse I suppose

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Posted in: Canada to extradite Chinese man to Japan in 1995 triple murder probe See in context

He will almost surely hang, if found guilty.

Which makes the Canadian court's decision a curious one. In the past Canada has refused to extradite its citizens to countries where they may face the death penalty unless the police/prosecutors promise not to seek it.

I do wonder what kind of case the Japanese police have built. The word of 1 prisoner who was executed 4 years ago doesn't see particularly strong.

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Posted in: Kyushu Railway unveils super-luxury train See in context

It sounds lovely but I unfortunately don't have that kind of money

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Posted in: Barefoot Japanese diplomat wrestles for peace in Sudan See in context

Certainly not the most common of diplomatic methods but you gotta admire his devotion

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Posted in: Swiss apologize for encounter Oprah calls racist See in context

The whole country had to apologize for the actions of one clerk?

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Posted in: Pasta master See in context

I've actually been pleasantly surprised by the quality of Pasta in Japan

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Posted in: Singapore warns foreigners to obey its laws See in context

I'm with Serrano

I generally try to avoid negative posts but the government of Singapore is facism with a human face. If the people there are happy with that then more power to them (well less actually but you catch my drift).

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Posted in: Porn star Sora Aoi's calligraphy sparks art debate in China See in context

Well the important thing is that she tried

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Posted in: Gov't denies ghosts keeping PM out of residence See in context

It would be very regrettable if the official residence was haunted

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Posted in: Guilty and never proven innocent – every male train rider's nightmare in Japan See in context

Anybody else get the suspicion that this article was a sneaky way of letting molesters know how to get away with it?

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Posted in: Model Maki Nishiyama reportedly 5 months pregnant See in context

Please nobody tell my girlfriend. Everytime she hears about somebody having a baby it puts a lot of pressure on me.

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Posted in: One Direction See in context

Ironically they all seem to be looking in different directions

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Posted in: Cruising See in context

Probably neither here nor there but I'm curious why he arrived in Haneda instead of Narita. Maybe cause he came on a private jet?

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Posted in: Actor Charles Durning dies at 89 See in context

Man what a life he had

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Posted in: New DPJ leader Kaieda says party is 'necessary for Japan' See in context

The clear majority of voters would disagree.

Sheesh talk about kicking someone when they're down. Look at basically any party in a parliamentary system like Japan's (Canada, U.K., Australia etc..) and you'll find historical election results as bad as what the DPJ just suffered. One bad defeat doesn't mean they need to go away permanently. They still got the second most number of seats and for what it's worth given the hawkish nature of the 1st and 3rd most powerful parties right now I'd say the DPJ is more necessary than ever.

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