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Posted in: Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 person of the year See in context

Oops, too late.

“Chill”... Maybe Trump got his idea from the first post on this thread by Burning Bush!

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Posted in: Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 person of the year See in context

Let's hope that Trump does not take offense, but if he does, he keeps his mouth shut.

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Posted in: Empress Emerita Michiko losing weight, vomiting since September See in context

Some of the readers above seem to be mixing up Empress Emerita Michiko and her daughter-in-law Empress Masako.

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Posted in: Boy falls to death from apartment while under treatment for flu See in context

So how many is it now? I have read about several of these over the years, starting I think with Tamiflu. Of course, nothing can ever be proved, but surely someone somewhere must be acknowledging or suspecting a link?

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Posted in: Russian boxers to boycott Olympics if sanctions not lifted See in context

If it is true that they have all the answers to get the ban against the boxers overturned, then let them in if they are as clean as they say.

Quote from article: Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov talked up Russia's chances of overturning the WADA sanctions. “I think that there is every basis to appeal the decision, because our experts have presented their position, and they have the same database as WADA does,” Kolobkov said in comments reported by state news agency Tass. “There is an answer to every question and the whole process is ahead of us.”

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Posted in: Do you think Christmas will still be celebrated in some form 100 years from now? See in context

spinning, domed or doomed?

Will there still be humanity in 100 years' time, for that matter? Christmas has kind of trucked on for 2,000 years. Why should it suddenly disappear? In fact why ask the question?

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Posted in: Honda CEO seizes the wheel as quality crisis hits profits See in context

Recently I read that the front of that new Fit above is supposed to look like a... dog? Or was it a cat or a rabbit? Some cute animal anyway.

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Posted in: Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 person of the year See in context

No-brainer really, she's like a modern Joan of Arc, and it won't do Time's sales any harm.

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Posted in: Death toll from NZ volcano eruption rises to 8 as island remains inaccessible See in context

Joe, are you talking about those who maybe had no travel insurance?

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Posted in: New Jersey mayor says attackers targeted Jewish market See in context

No mention of Israel in the article, Bush.

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Posted in: 6 killed in New Jersey shootout, including police officer See in context

There seems to be a blanket on the news in the west, so I had to go to a foreign news source (hint, between Q and S) to try to find out more. All I could pick up there were some video slips, and the suggestion that Seals who was probably undercover was shot in the back of the head, and that the two assailants were dressed in black. The rumour that the perps were a man and a woman was also mentioned.

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Posted in: 6 killed in New Jersey shootout, including police officer See in context

Maybe they holed up in a kosher store coz they knew there was food for a long siege. Somehow reminds me of Paris a year or two back. Hmmm... Hoping the owner's wife was not one of those caught in the 'crossfire'.

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Posted in: Teenager, 2 men referred to prosecutors over online uranium trade See in context

The radium paint on old-fashioned watch dials was probably more dangerous. Fascinated, I played with mine for hours at night. Let's hope this kid can be helped to channel his unusual interest into something good for humanity.

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Posted in: Funeral of Japanese doctor killed in Afghanistan held in Fukuoka See in context

There is another twinkling star in the heavens.

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Posted in: Tremors worsen on NZ volcano, preventing recovery of bodies See in context

Agreed. Some of what I have read today I would not want to reproduce here. Horrific.

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Posted in: Afghan police detain 6 men over killing of Japanese doctor See in context

Sounds like the assassin's gun was loaded with armor-piercing rounds in case Dr Nakamura's car was armor-plated, and they then shot him with what was left in the clip.

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Posted in: Japanese regulators recommend ¥2.4 bil fine for Nissan See in context

PS In my experience working in Japan, something like this will come up at the next meeting and the whole sorry affair will be handed down to affect everyone's paychecks immediately.

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Posted in: Japanese regulators recommend ¥2.4 bil fine for Nissan See in context

Nissan makes a good car. I have had six or seven over the years and we love our Cube at the moment. I am aware that the good workers at Nissan have traditionally suffered long hours with minimal pay, so like some of the posters above I sure hope that this fine will not be used as an excuse to squeeze them even harder, affecting their salaries, bonuses and livelihoods.

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Posted in: Japanese hit song 'Paprika' goes global with English version by new singers and dancers See in context

The Sound Of Music at Mt Fuji. I can see why uncritical kids might like this.

(The lyrics say that your shadow grows longer in summer. I guess I will stay quiet on that one...)

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Posted in: Former defense minister shot near home in Iwate See in context

Since it was a handgun that he used, according to this news, it was probably illegally owned by the person he had borrowed it from. Such guns do exist in Japan, but they are usually hidden away in strictest secrecy.

The beef itself was over a sum of 10 million yen loaned but never returned apparently. Takahashi had taken Tamazawa (former Agriculture and former Defense Minister) to court in 2014 but had lost the case.

https://www.kahoku.co.jp/tohokunews/201912/20191211_33019.html

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Posted in: 9-year-old boy sets record by passing college-level math test See in context

And then you have this Belgian kid where the parents seem to have got involved too deeply in trying to set a record with him.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50734000

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Posted in: Gunman kills six in Czech hospital before shooting himself See in context

Poor guy, poor people, terrible story. Could have happened to anyone anywhere.

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Posted in: Tremors worsen on NZ volcano, preventing recovery of bodies See in context

They sound as if they know what they are doing and will make the right choice of time to go out and back. Good luck to them.

I wonder what happened with the shelter that was placed there, by the way? No mention of it anywhere so far.

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Posted in: 6 killed in New Jersey shootout, including police officer See in context

There is something different about this one...

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Posted in: Australians evacuate as soaring temperature, winds threaten to fan fires See in context

The embers are flying 12 km or more in the winds, apparently.

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Posted in: New Zealand launches criminal investigation into deadly volcanic eruption See in context

Horrific burns on exposed skin. Perhaps there will be stricter clothing regulations for anyone visiting the island from now on, if it is not declared permanently out-of-bounds to tourists.

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Posted in: Airport screener mistakenly returns knife after security check See in context

OK, so he/she made a mistake. No-one is perfect, give them a break. It's not as if the passenger was going to do anything bad with a small (folding) knife. The fact that the system is in place and these folks are doing their best is surely worth some praise, and hardly news when a 'duh' moment happens and something slips through.

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Posted in: Afghan police detain 6 men over killing of Japanese doctor See in context

What does quote, “custom designed for improved penetration” mean?

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Posted in: Airport screener mistakenly returns knife after security check See in context

What has the world come to? Even if every passenger on 100 aircraft had been carrying a knife it is highly unlikely that anyone would even think of using it against another person.

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Posted in: WADA bans Russia from Olympics for four years for doping See in context

This is sad. I wish the Russians could compete proudly under their National colours.

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