Padraig Bohannan comments

Posted in: 'Crash' director Paul Haggis loses New York rape case See in context

Would be interesting to know what the evidence was other than he said, she said.

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Posted in: Twitter chaos deepens as key executives quit See in context

Twitter, much like Mos Eisley spaceport,* "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."*

I avoid such nonsense. Much preferred the days when someone had to tell you to your face what they thought of you.

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Posted in: Florida's DeSantis re-elected, but key U.S. midterm races still undecided See in context

Hilarious that Trump lives rent-free in so many people's minds.

If you knew Biden...and I mean really knew him. You'd see what an awful situation the US (and by definition all of us) are really in.

I don't have a horse in this race. (Not being American) but I do have a stake in the result. (The "leader" of the free world is a doddering corrupt fool.

Time for change. It's been a rough 2 years. Not a supporter of red, just need a change of direction. For all our sakes.

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Posted in: 2 Americans who helped Ghosn flee Japan sent back to U.S. See in context


You failed to mention how he did all this without speaking Japanese?

Sure he may be guilty. The Taylors are guilty of what they are accused of. They already confessed. Ghosn never confessed and they hated that. Kept him away from his family. He hadn't been found guilty of anything. How would you like that?

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Posted in: 2 Americans who helped Ghosn flee Japan sent back to U.S. See in context

Whatever the circumstances you should be innocent until proven guilty. It should be the job of the accuser to prove the crime, not the other way around.

Jail is for dangerous people to society. It shouldn't be used as a form of punishment. House arrest (They can eat on their own dime...not mine!) and bail. (people hate to lose money)

Ghosn may have been dodgy. I don't know. But I know this! would have been impossible for him to have done what he is accused of doing because he spoke little to no Japanese. He must have had inside help.

Where are those people?

...and don't get me started on Saikawa!! Grrr....

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Posted in: Japan aims to revive inbound tourism to pre-pandemic levels by 2025 See in context

The cheapest ticket for me to return home for Xmas is around 1,500 pounds and rising. That is also with these ridiculous waiting times between connections. That is not going to happen.

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Posted in: I think Sapporo remains the most prospective candidate to host the 2030 Winter Olympics, but the issue of the Tokyo Games needs to be cleared up. It will be impossible for Sapporo unless the fundamental distrust is dispelled, no matter how much promotion is done. See in context

Mr. Watanabe is either deluded or is in on the scam if he thinks pulling the will over everyone's eyes with a smoke and mirrors promotion will work regardless of how many minions take the fall for their superiors.

We want the top dogs to come clean!

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Posted in: 66-year-old woman fatally struck by car on crossing; driver arrested See in context

Cameras = big revenue = not dead = :)

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Posted in: 81-year-old man arrested for murder after pushing wife in wheelchair into sea See in context


@Padraig Bohannan ITOTALLY DISAGREE perhaps he had little or no help, but if you don't ask for help how does one no they have no help. After all he went to his sons house to tell him what he did after the fact! Also I will take you up on your wager!!!! You wrote they loved each other more than many would ever will HELLO if that is the case why didn't he tie a weight to himself when he pushed her over. It was a selfish act!!! If he loved her as MUCH AS YOU THINK HE DID he would also killed himself like most of the others we read about who committ lovers suicide. How can you call that not a "Evil Act" in fact it was a "SELFISH ACT"! There was no mutual love. If the love was mutual that would have meant they both ended their lives the same way and same day! The only thing that could be judge is what he did so I agree you can't judge him the authorities will. I will pray that her soul rest in peace but he has to deal with his selfish act of dumping his wife in the sea watching her sink only to be found floating by a fisherman to fish her out!! Selfish!!!

wow….have a coffee bud.

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Posted in: Nearly half of LGBTQ teens in Japan have considered suicide: survey See in context

The irony is... LGBTQIA? If you identify yourself in this acronym then you shine the spotlight on yourself for the mean folk to target you.

Seriously. Calm the heck down!

Stop making Tik Tok videos about how mistreated you are. You put your head above the wall you are gonna take a few hits whatever you identify as.

It's nobody's business what you are as long as you don't make it their business.

I miss the days before social media when people just gossiped about one another to each other. Now it's a cesspit of hate and pity.

Peace to you all.

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Posted in: Nearly half of LGBTQ teens in Japan have considered suicide: survey See in context


Oh, I see. Do you keep your sexuality completely private, so that no one knows you are straight? I mean, do you refrain from mentioning your gf/spouse/partner? Do you not wear a wedding ring or other indication of your partnered status? Do you hide that you are attracted (presumably) to women? Do you not discuss your romantic leanings with friends and co-workers? And if you aren't married, but would like to get married, will you not have a wedding so as to make sure not to throw your sexuality into everyone's faces? Or at the very least, will you keep quiet about your engagement, not tell anyone, and keep your wedding small and private, then never mention it afterwards?

If you as a heterosexual don't refrain from publicly sharing your preferences,, then maybe you need to ask yourself why you expect us to.

Short answer...YES. ( and love how you assume I am straight.)

But guessing you want more right?

I have never, ever, referred to myself as gay, straight, Bi, or otherwise to anyone in my private or work life.

If I introduce my partner to you, then you are welcome to make an assumption. But keep it to yourself. I'm not interested in what YOU think I am.

I don't discuss my "romantic feelings" I'd be bored listening to yours and I'll assume you would be too with mine.

I sense anger from you. Perhaps you have been Ill treated based on your sexuality. For that I am sorry.

But I'd go out on a limb here and guess that if you went out and told folk straight to their face what you are then maybe that's why.

why you expect us to.* (This is what I mean)

Let the bigots be bigots. They will never change. Keep em guessing. Don't agree or disagree with them. But telling them what you are is just giving them the ammunition they are looking for.

Take care.

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Posted in: 81-year-old man arrested for murder after pushing wife in wheelchair into sea See in context


Maybe. Maybe not. We just don't know. But I tend to try and put a positive spin on stories that are ambiguous (as many are here to provoke debate) for my own mental well-being.


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Posted in: 81-year-old man arrested for murder after pushing wife in wheelchair into sea See in context

Nice one Speed.

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Posted in: Kevin Spacey to receive achievement award in Italy See in context

Time we started to separate the man from the "artist" in the entertainment industry,

Spacey (and many others) have a body of works that I enjoy very much. It's such a shame that we can't enjoy them without being judged ourselves.

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Posted in: What do you think about the recent spate of high-profile protests by climate activists who have attempted to vandalize major works of art in museums? See in context

Follow these idiots home. And if they get on any public transport then ambush them and pour cream of mushroom soup over their heads!

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Posted in: 2-year-old boy falls to his death from 25th floor of apartment building in Chiba See in context

Poor wee laddie.


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Posted in: Nearly half of LGBTQ teens in Japan have considered suicide: survey See in context

Live and let live according to your own values. It's nobody else's business.

But I question why people feel the need to publically share their preferences. I ain't interested in what you do in your private life.

A sad statistic indeed.

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Posted in: 81-year-old man arrested for murder after pushing wife in wheelchair into sea See in context

81 and he's taking care of his 79-year-old wife. Probably with little to no help.

I'll wager they loved each other more than many ever will. I don't think this was an evil act. More likely out of mutual love but still, a very difficult thing to agree to for both of them.

I won't judge them. I just pray I'll never be put in that position.

RIP lady.

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Posted in: North Korea has fired dozens of missiles. What now? See in context

Smack a puppy to teach it good from bad and it will grow up loving you. Keep smacking it and it will turn and bite you.

Here's an idea...

How about we be the adults and reach out to Kim. Tell him that for the next 6 months we will lift all sanctions and open up a free trade agreement with every country and zero restrictions. In return, he has to stop all his nonsense. Who knows, in time, the north could become like its southern brother. If after 3 months (or whatever timescale) he is still being belligerent then the restrictions will be even more enforced. Life could become good for his people and we can all live in the world peace we'd always been told was never possible.

Just an idea.

But then again. Our masters need a villain to scare us so they can pump our tax extortions into the military machine.

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Posted in: N Korean ICBM may have failed in flight, officials say; residents in Japan told to shelter See in context

Good points by tots and Red.

why not shoot it down?

perhaps because there is no missile to shoot down and all this scaremongering is just to convince the public they need protection from the always smiling guy from North Korea.

These military parades they have are all props. The country is skint.

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Posted in: Woman gets 10 years in prison for hiring 3 men in failed plan to kill her husband See in context

It is right that giving the order to murder someone is the same as committing the deed yourself.

The fact the man survived is the reason for the low sentence.

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Posted in: Players gripped by injury fear as World Cup draws near See in context

Club then country.

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Posted in: World Cup jerseys get mixed reviews ahead of Qatar See in context

Sporting goods manufacturers have been exploiting cheap labor in SE Asia for decades.

Nobody is talking about that.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Shibuya on high alert for return of Halloween crowds See in context

The Keystones will use any mass gathering as an excuse to practice their riot training for which there is no need in a country with an apathetic attitude towards any type of change.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Shibuya on high alert for return of Halloween crowds See in context

Halloween is from Scotland. Scottish children would dress up and go "guising" saying " A penny for the Guy" they would tell a joke or sing a song in return for the money that would (traditionally...but not in reality:) be put towards funds for Guy Fawks day on the 5th of November. (To pay for the Guy Fawks dummy and fireworks but usually, the kids would keep the money for themselves) This tradition is now discouraged and children go Trick or Treat instead.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Shibuya on high alert for return of Halloween crowds See in context


Tokio's Shibuya celebrating Halloween? Why? Halloween is American! Originally from Mexico celebrating the Dead!

Eh... you might wanna fact check this mate.

It's from Scotland.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Shibuya on high alert for return of Halloween crowds See in context

Overreact much? They act like The Purge is going to decend upon Shibuya. Get a grip

Brilliant comment!

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Posted in: What is a dirty bomb and why is Russia talking about one now? See in context


However the people supporting him will outlive him and they have no desire to see their wealth wiped out and will stop the madman.

That's very on point!

This is why we can be sure (unless accidental) there will be no nuclear escalation. Not saying a few tactical nukes won't get used mind.

Money will hold zero value in the event of a nuclear conflict. The survivors will be back in the stone age and bartering will become the norm. (How much flour is a chicken worth?)

Do you think the world's wealthiest elites will let this happen?

Nope! me neither.

Putin doesn't control his nukes anyway. As far as I'm aware his generals do. Please correct me if I'm incorrect.

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Posted in: The U.S. dollar’s appreciation is bad news for the global economy. Do you agree? See in context

I worry more about what the yen in my pocket can buy me in Japan more than how much it can be exchanged for. Time to scrap consumption tax. People can't afford to eat, and in this day and age, that is unforgivable.

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Posted in: Kishida pledges heating aid to war-hit Ukraine ahead of winter See in context

Hey Kishi my old gets pretty chilly in Japan too in winter. Thanks for the 20% discount but what is this help and who is gonna pay for it?

Charity begins at home...remember Tohoku bud?

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