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Posted in: Sunak gambles on return of Cameron to win over moderate voters See in context

Remember when he was the worst PM in history?

He'll never be forgiven for Brexit or the Bedroom Tax.

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Posted in: Man arrested in Japan for stealing credit card info via web skimming See in context

Only in Japan:

Hacker faxes bomb threat

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Posted in: Car rams into barricade near Israel Embassy in Tokyo; man detained See in context

...a member of a right-wing group

Curiouser and curiouser.

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Posted in: Publishing exec gets suspended sentence over Tokyo Olympics bribery See in context

“The belief in the fairness of the Law has been damaged,” Nakao never said

Tax authorities will hound you for a pittance, but blatantly steal from the taxpayer and you get a suspended sentence.

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Posted in: Top-ranked Ireland beats South Africa 13-8 See in context

What a sublime start to Sunday.

Go Ireland!

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Posted in: Shibuya mayor says 'Don't come' for Halloween See in context

Find a big corporate sponsor to pay for bins, crowd control and first aid stations.

Stop every other Yamanote Line train from stopping at Shibuya at the first sign of dangerous congestion.

Manage pedestrian flows at potential bottlenecks.

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Posted in: William Friedkin, Oscar-winning director of 'The Exorcist' and 'The French Connection,' dies at 87 See in context

Doyle: Gimme a Jack Daniels,

Barman: Jack qui?

Doyle: Yeah, gimme a Jackie Daniels.

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Posted in: Thousands of UK hospital doctors walk out in latest pay dispute, crippling health services See in context

What about the loadsamoney Brexit was going to give the NHS?

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Posted in: Man arrested over death of 65-year-old father in Fukuoka See in context

a dispatch worker, 

Koizumi's legacy: companies sitting on mountains of cash preying on dispatch workers who struggle to make ends meet.

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Posted in: Japanese convenience store Lawson unveils new type of egg sandwich See in context

What an utterly daft product.

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Posted in: One in seven Britons faced hunger in 2022, says food bank charity See in context


Volunteers at the charity Greenwich Foodbank organize stocks of food before the items are dispatched to benefactors

The poverty is on many levels

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Posted in: One in seven Britons faced hunger in 2022, says food bank charity See in context

Ah, the sunlit uplands of Brexit!

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Posted in: Woman in Japan dies of Oz virus in world 1st; possibly tick-borne See in context

I spray myself before going into the garden.

I'd rather take my chances with mosquitoes and ticks.

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Posted in: Sinn Fein sweep past unionist rivals again in N Ireland local elections See in context

You can't dispense with unionists, you can't dispense with the DUP.

The DUP dispensed with itself when it ignored the solid vote against Brexit in Northern Ireland, and threw PM Theresa May under a bus for the hardest of all Brexits, to put a physical border back on the island of Ireland.

In the 1960s the party's founder Ian Paisley's rabble-rousing hate speech, abetted by a series of false flag bomb attacks by British 'loyalists' on the region's infrastructure (blamed on a long-dormant IRA), radicalised working class Protestants to attack their Catholic neighbours, igniting what became known as The Troubles.

The DUP remains the second largest party through its old MO of fomenting unfounded fears. Sinn Féin, on the other hand have come a long way from bogeyman of Britain to embracing the whole community, being warm hosts-as-equals to King Charles in Belfast after his mother's death, and attending his Coronation.

Northern Ireland's Irish nationalist residents are no longer the second class citizen minority they were at the time of the Partition of Ireland in 1922. They are progressive, educated and inclusive. Demographically, they'll be an electoral majority in a few years time.

NI's people face a choice: continue centuries-old animosity in the poorest region of post-Brexit Britain, or enjoy peace and prosperity in a confident, pluralist New Ireland.

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Posted in: The Japanese convenience store where you can drink beer on tap See in context

A hamster wheel pitstop with all the charm of a washlet WC.

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Posted in: Ireland beats England 29-16 to win Six Nations Grand Slam See in context

A perfect end to a sublime St. Patrick's week : )

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Posted in: Activists fight Tokyo gov't over historic Jingu Stadium demolition See in context

It's also true, that millions of the people living in Tokyo really do not give a hoot about nature, and have a horror of insects, etc. 

At a suburban park barbecue with Mickelicious Jr's classmates, a half Kiwi kid's first reaction to an ant colony was to grab mummy's ant spray, and douse all and sundry in a cloud of insecticide. The shock nearly killed his (also half Kiwi) vegetarian classmate and his vegan JP mum.

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Posted in: Father arrested for inflicting brain damage on 5-month-old son See in context

has already been indicted for abuses and injuries inflicted on his eldest son when the child was eight months old.

Is that part of the current arrest/custody or a previous arrest?

Too often we see jealous man babies walk free to repeat vile abuse.

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Posted in: 3 men arrested for stealing ¥30 million from Ibaraki residence last June See in context

Too conscientious to steal a car?

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Posted in: Record-low 2,610 traffic-related deaths reported in Japan in 2022 See in context

I've relocated more centrally from the outer burbs, and I'm glad of Tokyo's footpaths/sidewalks, as the 'shared space' concept just doesn't work. Kids bring their playground running-around-and-bumping-into-each-other habits into their cycling and ultimately their driving. As a pedestrian, cyclist and driver this is terrifying.

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Posted in: 43-year-old man arrested for assaulting son at hotel See in context

The boy needs to man up.

A despicable remark. My dad was a bit physical, and so was I in turn, I'm ashamed to say.

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Posted in: It is important to let customers know they are being watched by human eyes even in unmanned shops by putting up posters saying, ‘Live videos are being webcast,’ for example. See in context

This is merely part of the cost of reducing headcount.

Stop treating valued customers like criminal suspects.

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Posted in: Giant beam of light shooting from temple in Japan makes for stunning scene See in context

More light pollution, like a pachinko parlour more than anything else.

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Posted in: Japan to put off tax hike to cover increased defense spending See in context

Just get a bung from the anti-communist Unification Church.

They're always thrilled to help the LDP, surely?

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Posted in: 334 prefectural assembly members had ties with Unification Church See in context

Did our studio audience...

Demand root-and-branch reform?

Accept a stuffed envelope to look away?

Pretend not to understand the question?

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Posted in: Japanese journalist freed from Myanmar prison vows to tell story See in context

Speaks volumes that he's at the FCCJ.

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Posted in: Japan births at new low as population shrinks and ages See in context

The total of 599,636 Japanese born in January-September was 4.9% below last year’s figure, suggesting the number of births in all of 2022 might fall below last year's record low of 811,000 babies, he said.

It certainly looks that way. Methinks Mickelicious Junior will be getting the hell out of Dodge when he turns 18.

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Posted in: Lawson opens 1st avatar-staffed convenience store in Tokyo See in context

I bet this is really slow, with redundant confirmation steps.

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Posted in: Ad agency Hakuhodo, others raided as Olympic bid-rigging investigation widens See in context

Stand by for imminent inaction!

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Posted in: UK university staff, Scottish teachers, postal workers begin walkouts See in context

Interesting there's no more Minister for Brexit Opportunities portfolio.

There's obviously no need, as we enter a winter of blisscontent.

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