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Posted in: McGregor demolishes Cerrone in 40-second return to UFC octagon See in context

What a lame fight, it was so one-sided that there was no fight at all!

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Posted in: 2 alleged ringleaders of Thailand-based phone scam arrested in Japan See in context

Lock them up!

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Posted in: Court defers ruling on fatal car accident after driver's remarks See in context

I never understood why the word of the defendant's regret was taken at face value here. So many times a perp gets a light sentence because they "expressed regret" or "explained how they didn't mean to cause harm" or some other nonsense. Why in the world do the judges just take these comments at face value and assume that these people aren't so bad based on some bold-faced lies?

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Posted in: Macron says he raised concerns with Japan over Ghosn detention See in context

Didn't seem like the concerns went anywhere, I'm sure Abe answered something like "I'll look into it" with no intention to actually do anything. Macron should have spoken publicly about the matter, that definitely would have gotten Japan's attention as they hate any damage done to their international reputation.

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Posted in: Renault chairman says there is 'real desire' to make Nissan alliance work See in context

Renault needs to take advantage of their ownership in Nissan and force them to move forward, because just working with them will lead to what happened to Ghosn. You can see it now as Nissan is drafting new rules and suggestions to separate them further from Renault. If you try to play "fair" with Nissan they'll walk all over you, Ghosn certainly understood that and I feel like Renault's new leadership doesn't seem to realize it.

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Posted in: Rakuten, Seiyu to open logistics site as online sales jump See in context

Seiyu net supermarket is good, other supermarkets either are overpriced compared to the normal stuff (AEON), or have a subscription fee (Amazon Fresh). From what I could see Seiyu's prices are pretty similar to the store version and they have a large selection with no additional costs outside of shipping which is free with a minimum spend.

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Posted in: Kagawa politicians want to set daily limit on how much time kids can spend playing video games See in context

What is this the 80s again? Next they're going to revive the argument to ban violent videogames.

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Posted in: Six Democratic U.S. presidential candidates square off in debate See in context

Yang 2020! Shameful that they won't let him at the debate!

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Posted in: Lawmaker in casino scandal indicted on bribery charge See in context

I get the feeling that this guy will get put away, he's from an opposition party and they have him dead to rights and the public will demand his head. Just pin everything on him so that those in the "correct" party who are also likely involved will evade any additional investigation.

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Posted in: 3 of Japan’s best whiskies about to disappear as shortages loom See in context

I've only had the 17 and it was very nice indeed.

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Posted in: Melbourne smothered in smoke as Australian bushfires burn See in context

Bad news

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Posted in: Japan asks Interpol to issue red notice for Ghosn's wife See in context

What is this, the mafia now?

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Posted in: 'Designed by clowns': Boeing releases internal messages that disparage 737 MAX, regulators See in context

The most frustrating thing is that these messages prove that Boeing was lying the whole time and yet idiots still believe the nonsense that companies put out in press releases.

It's like the Enron emails all over again, and it's only going to get worse and worse.

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Posted in: Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones See in context

Facebook is a business who only wants to make money, and these organizations give FB money. It would be a bad business decision to not accept these ads.

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Posted in: Tully's debuts Ruby Chocolate White Mocha as special Valentine’s Day treat See in context

That's the kind of drink I can get behind!

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Posted in: Iran downed Ukrainian jetliner, U.S., Canadian officials say See in context

Great attack there Iran, killed more of your own citizens than the enemy!

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Posted in: Ghosn puts Japan's justice system on trial See in context

Almost everything the Japanese are saying in this article is almost parody-like. Our perfect system is to keep our history and culture! We don't make mistakes! The foreigner just doesn't understand Japanese culture!

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors, Nissan call Ghosn's accusations baseless See in context

"I was wondering what kind of comments he would make, but I was disappointed," said Saikawa, who himself was pushed into resigning from Nissan in September after it was discovered he was overpaid by roughly 47 million yen in an equity-linked remuneration scheme.

Even though Ghosn named him directly, this is still a stupid comment to make even if he didn't say anything interesting. Yeah, real disappointed, I'm sure he was really hoping that Ghosn would come with ironclad evidence showing the corruption and illegal tactics used. Apparently the interviewer didn't bother asking Saikawa about the evidence Ghosn showed that directly implicated him though. Is there not a single reporter in this country who will ask a hard question that doesn't support the official Japanese view?

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Posted in: Woman arrested for stabbing boyfriend in restaurant See in context

I wonder why she stabbed him.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors, Nissan call Ghosn's accusations baseless See in context

Why would have Ghosn gone to the United States? He has no connection there, why would the prosecutor even suggest such a thing?

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Posted in: Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return See in context

Nothing to see here folks, just a coincidence that over the past few years we've been having abnormally high temperatures and more frequent natural disasters! Climate change is a liberal conspiracy!

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Posted in: Lotte City Hotel in Tokyo comes with all-you-can-eat sweets and ice cream See in context

Perfect for those with sweet tooths!

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Posted in: Mother, boyfriend found guilty of forcing 8-year-old daughter to take cold bath See in context

Why do so many of these cases deal with women and their boyfriends? Why do they stay with these degenerates who harm their kids? The father I can kind of understand but boyfriends who are unrelated? Horrible mothers!

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa giving away ¥1 bil in 'social experiment' See in context

Reminds me of those old chain emails where Bill Gates would be giving away his fortune to people who forward this email to at least 20 people, but this time it's for real!

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors condemn Ghosn's remarks in Lebanon See in context

In a way that they're lucky that all of the news of the world is focused on Iran now, much easier to bury the story!

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife says she wasn't in the loop about his escape See in context

I don't think his wife will go back to Japan.

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Posted in: Nissan bolsters taskforce to prepare for Ghosn onslaught See in context

What does this task force even do normally? What a waste of company money and resources.

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Posted in: Iran attacks U.S. forces in Iraq in retaliation for killing of commander See in context

Don't know what they expected. If Iran had carried out such an assassination on one of the American military commanders they'd probably have invaded already!

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Posted in: How watching TV will change in the 2020s See in context

Not interested in service that do not have support in Japan! It's absurd now, with the original rights holders able to release them worldwide through digital streaming and yet they still do not do so! How is this still a problem in 2020!

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Posted in: Hyundai to make flying cars for Uber air taxis See in context

The future is now

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