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Posted in: Increase in otter smuggling cases likely due to their popularity as pets See in context

The authorities should put a holt to this ; )

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Posted in: Prosecutors consider charging cyclist who hit woman in wheelchair, while using smartphone See in context

@theperson

I very much doubt that anyone in a position of authority, or with an ounce of common sense, would be entertaining such a childish, hysterical notion as “attempted murder”.

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Posted in: 46-year-old man arrested after attempting to burn older sister to death See in context

@Disillusioned

From what we’re told here, it could just have easily been the sister who went “nuts” last time.

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Posted in: 46-year-old man arrested after attempting to burn older sister to death See in context

Sounds like a bizarre cry for help. I’m sure if he’d been absolutely determined, he’d have done it with a lot less fuss....

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Posted in: Trump plans to repaint Air Force One red, white and blue See in context

A lovely tribute to the French World Cup win!

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Posted in: Aso considering visit to NZ after G20 meeting See in context

@Kaerimashita

He’ll no doubt announce that he never realised just how beautiful Australia can be....

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Posted in: Japan probing abuse of health insurance system by foreign residents See in context

@Robroy

Sanest comment on this thread....

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Posted in: Truck driver arrested for following ambulance through red light See in context

It’s only news because it was caught on camera. That’s how it works these days.

Even if it happened in deepest Canada, or Lithuania, if they’ve got footage, you can bet it’ll be on the TV news.

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Posted in: French President Macron has plenty of fun at World Cup final See in context

I wouldn’t rely on comments in Le Figaro for any kind of guide to what is or isn’t cool.

A bit like getting the latest info on the grunge scene from the Daily Telegraph....

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Posted in: On eve of Russia summit, Trump calls EU foe See in context

@Strangerland

Mmm... Do you think this could be a war??

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Posted in: Italy to take some migrants after EU countries offer to help See in context

Half the French world cup team look as maybe of African origin.

The entire human race is of African origin.

If you mean 'black', say it. It's not an offensive term.

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Posted in: Japanese idol singers selling personal phone calls to fans who want to skip the singing See in context

Each call is a brisk 30 seconds long, which should allow fans to squeeze one in

Never heard that expression before. "Knock one out", maybe....

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Posted in: On eve of Russia summit, Trump calls EU foe See in context

As an EU citizen (well, until Brexit wends its weary way through parliament), I should damn well hope that it is a foe of the Trump administration, and everything that stands for. The chump is quite right, for once....

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Posted in: Getting the seal right See in context

A small round sticker????

Only a marquis-cut, flawless 5-carat blue diamond will recompense me for the years of inkan-induced torment I've endured....

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Posted in: Elderly account for 70% of victims of floods in west Japan See in context

Unfortunately, the elderly make up probably 70 per cent of victims of pretty much everything. It’s the way of the world, and we’re all getting closer to that perilous time of life....

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Posted in: France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup title See in context

@Maiika

*the France of 2018 will never be a great win. If anything it will be known as first VAR title.*

Well, maybe. But then the Germany 2014 win might be remembered as the last title won under the old, not-so-adequate, human-error-prone system.

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Posted in: Japanese idol singers selling personal phone calls to fans who want to skip the singing See in context

pre-recorded CDs

What other kind of CD is there?

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Posted in: The Japanese summer as an ALT without air conditioning at school See in context

I had an instructor friend (this was at a university, not a high school) who would ostentatiously carry a large thermometer around, and put it on his desk during classes in May and June, before the air-conditioning was switched on.

The moment the temperature got above the maximum set for workers by the local authorities, he would apologise to the students and end the class, explaining that he didn't want to be a party to a breach of labour laws.

Only happened once or twice a year, but a pretty admirable stance, I thought.

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Posted in: Croatia beats England 2-1 to reach World Cup final for 1st time See in context

England had Trump’s problem.

Tired of too much winning....

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Posted in: Postponed EU-Japan summit moved to Tokyo See in context

*walk

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Posted in: Police in Britain warn England World Cup revelers See in context

@Jonathan

Don’t despair. The French are an intelligent lot. I’m sure you can be taught to drink like English folk, given time... ; )

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Posted in: Abe visits flood disaster zone; new warnings issued See in context

He crouched down on the floor to speak....

Sounds like the old gut-rot’s playing up again....

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Posted in: Abe, LDP under fire for holding party amid heavy rain warning See in context

@simon g

Do you really think that Abe didn’t know about the executions the night before they happened?

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Posted in: Crowds in Moscow make Qatar rethink 2022 World Cup plans See in context

@BigYen

A hot, underdeveloped desert with no real football tradition.

Qatar’s not much better ; )

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Posted in: Anyone but England? The bitter truth about football rivalry in the UK See in context

@Bill

That’s like saying Millwall fans should support West Ham in a cup final, because they both represent London.

Unlikely and uncomfortable.... : )

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Posted in: Anyone but England? The bitter truth about football rivalry in the UK See in context

@Jim

Arthur Brown was a real star. Played for Villa in the 1880s. And England.

Nothing much since....

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Posted in: Anyone but England? The bitter truth about football rivalry in the UK See in context

Clearly the name Mactavish was once Mactavic....

Yep. The -ic ending is a dead giveaway for Scotland. Just ask my mate Ally Cohol....

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Posted in: Anyone but England? The bitter truth about football rivalry in the UK See in context

The English are happy when the other nations of the UK do well

I couldn't possibly comment; I'm only in my fifties. I think I'd be happy, if it ever happened....

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Posted in: Nuts may boost male fertility: study See in context

@Reckless

Crushed nuts will probably do the job. I wonder about chopped or salted nuts, though....

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Posted in: Hyogo man arrested for backhanding cash register while verifying his age See in context

Just ‘backhand’ the staff, not the cash register.

It took a couple of broken jaws for them to get the message, but they don’t pester me any more....

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