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Posted in: Trump drops plan to host G7 summit at his golf resort See in context

The man doesn't take a paycheck but is "using the presidency to enrich himself" by hosting an international summit at his resort.

Advertisement is worth more than any government paycheck he'd receive

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Posted in: Trump drops plan to host G7 summit at his golf resort See in context

Should've known from the start that the optics would be bad, no matter how ya cut it

It's not about cost - it's about advertisement

Can't make it look you're enriching yourself

Gotta help others, before helping yourself to the meal

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Posted in: Turkey plans presence across northeast Syria, Erdogan says See in context

The Art of the Deal:

Trump should had negotiated all this while still in the position of power before pulling out without discussions

But instead, he lost his leverage and thus could no longer negotiate in the position of power

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Posted in: Yankees beat Astros; close to 3-2 in ALCS See in context

A League Championship all-important Game 6 and possible elimination game, and yet both teams already confirm it'll be a bullpen game (meaning no starters, all relief pitchers) - due to a quirk of Games #4, 5, 6, and 7 to be played in 4 consecutive days with no rest day in between, since Game #4 was rain-postponed and moved back a day

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Posted in: China detains Japanese professor possibly for spying See in context

At least in the West we'll know specifically what spies are accused of doing and how they did it

Doubt we'll know any specifics in this case, if at all

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Posted in: Doctor arrested for kissing teenage girl during medical examination See in context

It's CPR

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Posted in: Man arrested for groping high school girl on bicycle See in context

Copped a feel

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Posted in: Trump boasts that U.S. would win tariff war with Europe See in context

The Italian people must be so proud

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Posted in: Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse See in context

I've said this all before - Huawei is no angel - they supply the technology and expertise for the Chinese government to monitor its citizens - and nobody should expect that tech and expertise to stay within the borders of China - there are many governments in the world who would love to get their hands on those tech and expertise to monitor their citizens too - and Huawei would be more than happy to sell their products

It's the Chinese version of the Google "Do No Evil"

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Posted in: Kevin Smith crafts his 'real big cinematic gravestone' See in context

Not long ago, got a photo with him at a convention. Was just slacking around in the VIP lounge when he happened to pass by from the Guest lounge. He's pretty accommodating, lol

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Posted in: William Shatner beams in with hit TV show at 88 See in context

Lol, William Shatner is a fan of "Love Live" and even has a favorite girl, Umi



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Posted in: England's Euro qualifier in Bulgaria marred by racist abuse See in context

Fans should not stand idly by - fans should police themselves and ostracize the bad eggs

When hooligans start their shenanigans, the mass of fans should tell them to shut up and get out

When hooligans realize they don't have the backing of fans, they'll think twice about stepping inside the stadium

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

RIP. Gotta be strong if ya wanna take on the establishment

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Posted in: Vietnam pulls DreamWorks' 'Abominable' film over South China Sea map See in context

Why would an anime have the contested demarcation line in the movie anyway?

*"Abominable", about a Chinese girl who discovers a yeti living on her roof, was jointly produced by Shanghai-based Pearl Studio and Comcast-owned DreamWorks Animation*

That's where they got the map

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Posted in: Typhoon death toll climbs to 72, as scope of damage spreads See in context

Towns better to react and be prepared over

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Posted in: Tokyo ward barred homeless from evacuation shelters during typhoon See in context

So now people who lost their homes due to the typhoon are homeless too

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Posted in: Japan home to 3 of world's 10 best largest cities: U.S. magazine See in context

More than 600,000 readers cast votes, which excludes cities in the United States, for which there is a separate list.

Why is there a separate list for the U.S.?

Because it's publication for travelers

Traveling domestic is like visiting relatives you have some familiarity, while traveling abroad is like visiting strangers you're in a whole new world

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Posted in: Japan home to 3 of world's 10 best largest cities: U.S. magazine See in context

according to U.S. luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler.

This publication is for travelers, not for settlers

Lol, as many travelers often say about places they visit: "It's a great place to visit, but I don't wanna live there."

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Posted in: Canada's rugby team help cleanup efforts in Kamaishi after game canceled by typhoon See in context


The Namibian team set up a fan appreciation event in Iwate’s Miyako City, where the team had been staying, signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans in hopes of giving them some extra cheer as they deal with the aftermath of the storm.

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

Many people believe that monetary schemes should be left to the domain of governments

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Posted in: Biles hails record 25 world medals See in context

Biles has the unrivaled combo of power and flexibility for gymnastics

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Posted in: Starting small: Tips for creating a sustainable life in Japan See in context

Greta Thunberg has to go to school. Let her first learn how people live in countries with bad economies. Then let her tell them how to live.

By that time, it'll be too late. Then what's the use of even doing it. Plastics for everybody!

Then we'd have old codgers reminiscing: "In my days, the beaches were blue and clean and full of sand, but now the darn young'uns have filled it with trash and their shenanigans!"

Not realizing that it was his generation that did what he's complaining about, lol

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Posted in: 33 dead, 19 missing, over 100 injured after typhoon rips through Japan See in context

The best laid plans o' mice an' men

Gang aft a-gley

In the face of Mother Nature

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Posted in: Iranian official says oil tanker attack won't go unpunished See in context

Who keeps attacking oil tankers at sea

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Posted in: Fox News veteran Shepard Smith quits, says he hopes 'facts will win the day' See in context

Rupert Murdoch's son and head of Fox News is not as enamored with Trump as much as his father was

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Posted in: U.S. deploys troops to Saudi Arabia over Iran threat See in context

Moving troops from Syria to Saudi Arabia, not getting out of these wars

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Posted in: George Clooney calls Trump's quip on Kurds 'pretty shocking' See in context

What Trump said was pretty stupid regardless

Think about it - if anybody said that, you'd think what the heck is that person talking about

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Posted in: Djokovic, Federer bow out in Shanghai as 'Next Gen' stars roar into semis See in context

It's Federer's turn to have a meltdown

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Posted in: NBA decides to remain silent for rest of China trip See in context

Even if the NBA doesn't scuttle it, China would have scuttled the media events anyway

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Posted in: NBA, 'South Park' episodes spotlight Hollywood's China dilemma See in context

Freedom of speech includes the freedom to be offended

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