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Posted in: Ex-police officer gets suspended sentence for stealing cash from house damaged by fire See in context

"only in Japan."

I wish - no so. Sadly Police in every country are becoming more and more corrupt.

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Posted in: UK delays post-Brexit border checks until end of 2023 See in context

Isn't it strange listening to British politicians outrage at Russia's "breech of international law" when they are shouting from the rooftops that they intend to "breech of international law," on Brexit/Protocol etc?

They have had zero respect for it themselves. Brexit only being one.

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Posted in: Islamic State 'Beatle' found guilty of all charges in U.S. hostage deaths See in context

Those torture techniques that psychotic El Shafee Elsheikh used on innocent people were developed in Northern Ireland by psychotics in the British military in internment camops then exported to other countries.

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Posted in: Pardoned ex-President Park heads home from S Korea hospital See in context

Sorry, I meant to mention she only did 5 years of her 20 year sentence.

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Posted in: Pardoned ex-President Park heads home from S Korea hospital See in context

This just confirms the view that politics is rotton with curruption.

She originally got 34 years in total (one 26 another 8 year sentence).

Somehow that got lowered to 20years.The incoming president just waves his magic wand and releases her. Thats curruption added upon curuption. Recently the incoming president who was actually part of the stste prosecution team that convicted her was saying he hoped to meet her for a nice chat.

Meanwhile others less powerful (her father was a dictator) remain in prison.

Is this the best example of an alternative to North Korea?

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Posted in: Protests in Jamaica as William and Kate visit See in context

Irish rebels were taken in chains on cattle ships and brutally enslaved in the Caribbean by the British also. Though their slavery could end at least. Africans were slaves for life and even their children were. That's absolutely sick. The Royal Family also pinned medals on the chest of British soldiers who murdered innocent people on Bloody Sunday 50 years ago this year. Apologies are not enough for such abuses. Britain should pull out of Ireland and pay reparations for the genocide there and for the Famine, and also pay reparations for slavery of Africans.

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Posted in: France beat England 25-13 to seal Grand Slam in style See in context

The French were uncontrollably ecstatic after winning, even French sports journalists and French broadcasters were doing mexican-waves towards end of match against England (and some suggest 6 Nations doesn't mean much to France?)

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Posted in: Ireland beats Scotland 26-5 to earn Six Nations Triple Crown See in context

Ireland's Under 20's won the 6 Nations Grand Slam Sunday for the second year in a row.

The French were uncontrollably ecstatic after winning, even French sports journalists and French broadcasters were doing mexican-waves towards end of match against England (and some suggest 6 Nations doesn't mean much to France?)

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Posted in: Chichibu Railway offers chance to host your wedding reception in retro steam locomotive See in context

Love Steam Trains.

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Posted in: Ex-prosecutor Yoon elected South Korean president See in context

That's all the world needs right now - another provocative nutcase hoping for a fight.

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Posted in: Ireland confirms Six Nations title shot by blowing away Wales 29-7 See in context

Hey Buchailldana, I wonder is Ireland's poor world cup record because Ireland will never be able to get as fired up to beat any teams like they can against British sides? We all know that the Irish love everybody else, maybe that's the problem? (Full credit due for to Scotland for their impressive win).

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Posted in: New space telescope reaches final stop million miles out See in context

Amazing. very exciting.

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Posted in: Children's book by Japanese writer wins U.S. Batchelder Award See in context

Nice to see Japanese authors getting credit.

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Posted in: Object found in the Milky Way 'unlike anything astronomers have seen' See in context

"student Tyrone O'Doherty" is a smart kid.

Of course it might just be one of those Ski-Jumpers from the winter Olympics.

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Posted in: Elton John receives prestigious UK award See in context

rainman1 Nov. 11  12:48 pm JST:

"and which country in the world can the wealthy/connected NOT buy or directly influence?"

I actually think that we, as a global community should reject our own nations honors systems and make changes e.g. suggested by some comments above. Not unique to Britain, every country has versions of this.

When I was collecting my last hard-earned degree, there was some plonker getting an "Honorary Degree" for...as far as I could see just being rich and successful. He clearly didnt need it. But it gave he who had everything else - more.

I think honorary degrees should only be awarded to people who missed out on their education. Some big-shots have over 10 honorary degrees. That is obscene and an insult to graduates who sweat for their degrees.

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Posted in: Billy Crystal plans his Broadway return in a familiar role See in context

"You. You. You're good. You're good you are. You're really good. No, no, your good. Yes you are. You are. Really good."

Brilliant in the "Analyse This" & "That" movies.

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Posted in: 'Sesame Street' debuts Asian American muppet See in context

Lovely. Cant help laugh whenever I see any f these puppets.

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Posted in: Japan to launch 2nd SDF space operations unit in FY 2022 See in context

Hi Yrral, Perhaps that should be "Pie in Space?"

I'm ok with Space exploration as long as they don't leave any junk up there. To much up there already.

But I think/hope Japan will be responsible, so I support this.

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Posted in: Serbia, Spain qualify for 2022 World Cup; Portugal stunned See in context

This Serbian team are one of the outsider teams to watch at 22 WC. Congrats to them.

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Posted in: World's 1st operational bus-train dual-mode vehicle to start service in Shikoku See in context

I Love it. Dec 25th too. Would make the perfect 'Christmas Day' present. I'l have to talk to the Bank manager.

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Posted in: Stay weed-free with the help of goats — Japanese farm offers eco-friendly alternative to mowing See in context

Hangover Tip: Goats milk (chilled). (Therefore) I love Goats milk (&cheese, yogurts).

Re: "I’d feed them high quality grass if I could.”

The great thing about Goats is they are not interested in such grass. They eat lots of herbs. Some things people see as weeds are very useful herbs. Female Goats eat them and we get the best form of milk on the planet (and practically zero methane).

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Posted in: Many scientists are atheists, but that doesn't mean they are anti-religious See in context

I am post-religion. I get absolutely furious when people hurt others in the name of religion, because we all know the science completely contradicts such fantasies. But what I find just as objectionable are the people who set up "Artiest" associations, with spokespeople using atheism as a platform for self-promotion as a kind of atheist religion and they of course are the new atheist-religion leaders.

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Posted in: Ukraine COVID-19 deaths hit record high See in context

Please get Vaccinated.

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Posted in: Ireland thrash below-par Japan 60-5 See in context

This is a usual typical begrudging article on Ireland. It wasn't that Japan were so bad. Ireland were absolutely outstanding running, passing (even prop Tadhg Furlong passing and running at japan as if he was a young wing back) and mauling like it was a practice session. They were simply awesome and didn't allow Japan to get into gear. So the Blossoms shouldn't be discouraged. Any of the best teams in the world at present would have struggled with that Irish performance. If they can do it again next week it will be a real test for the men in black.

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Posted in: Rod Stewart's plea deal on battery charge falls through See in context

"Dixon told officers he put the back of his right hand on the younger Stewart's chest"

That's an assault. No security guard can lay a finger on anyone unless he is himself assaulted or defending another who is being assaulted.

Rod is 75 years old. Even his son is in his 40's. Hardly bare knuckle fighters either, are they?

A nobody security guard looking for fame and fortune.

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Posted in: Britain blames 'heavy-handed' EU for Brexit deal problems See in context

When responsible leaders are encouraging both communities to cooperate wherever possible Frost has been claiming that cross-border trade in Ireland is wrong and should be avoided. He is a Tori bigot trying to stir-up trouble between the sides. No doubt if trouble arises from such comments he will be the first to patronizingly say "typical Irish, they cant get on with each other".

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Posted in: New adidas Hachiko sneakers pay homage to Shibuya’s famous loyal dog See in context

Dogs are great.

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Posted in: Queen's London representative says royals back BLM movement See in context

"Unlikely, the Queen as a matter of rule never takes Sides."

The Queen pinned medals on the uniforms of Paratroopers who murdered innocent people on Bloody Sunday.

The Royal Family are the symbolic head of the British Armed Forces.

They are in so much trouble with Andrew and their wayward son, this smacks of desperation.

That all said, I have nothing against the British having their own Monarchs. Its none of my business, best of luck to them - unless they support the occupation of Northern Ireland, which they do.

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Posted in: Norway's center-left heads to victory in general elections See in context

Thank you for your insight Skept'.

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Posted in: Turkey says it lacks capacity to handle new refugee influx See in context

Turkey has the capacity to stop making the refugee problem worse by pulling out of Syria and stopping their killing of Kurd's.

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