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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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Posted in: EU pledges 200 million more COVID vaccine doses to Africa See in context

Yesterday Ireland pledged to send 2 million vaccines of its own, asides from from within the EU collective. That's good. No one is safe until we are all safe.

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Posted in: Brazil soccer legend Pele recovering after tumor operation See in context

Lionel Messi is incredible. I thought George Best was a genius. But, for me Pele is the greatest of them all.

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Posted in: Celtic boss open to more Japanese signings after Furuhashi goal-rush See in context

Kyogo Furuhashi is a great role model for Japan and Japanese soccer. It would be great to have more Japanese players of his class at Celtic.

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Posted in: Rangers fans banned over Furuhashi abuse See in context

Until recent years Rangers banned Catholics from joining their club. Every time Irish players join Celtic they get death threats from Rangers fans. This kind of racism is what has come to be expected from Rangers fans. Kyogo Furuhashi is an exceptionally gifted player and a great role model for young people who carries himself with great dignity and is already a legend at Celtic.

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Posted in: Polish Olympian auctions silver medal to help sick child See in context

Maria Andrejczyk, you are a (typically Polish) class act, as is the business that is allowing her to keep her medal. With great people like this there is hope yet in this world.

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Posted in: Record Delta wave hits kids, raises fear as U.S. schools open See in context

To see Kids suffer so early in their life is terrible.

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Posted in: Newcomers Brentford beat Arsenal to make flying Premier League start See in context

Great to see a Stadium named "Community".

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Posted in: Grealish 'teared up' after Villa exit; targets CL with City See in context

Yeagh, Grealish also got all choked-up too when he decided to betray his country 'Ireland' and join England instead. Such a nice lad.

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Posted in: Turkish president: Two-state deal only way for Cyprus peace See in context

Turkey should simply get out of Cyprus. Long over-due. They are as empire-belligerent as Britain. Their outrageous occupation of an EU country for so long is an embarrassing example of their influence on the German polity (Thus in turn EU policy).

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Posted in: Oliver Stone revisits JFK assassination in new documentary See in context

Apart from JFK, another interesting movie on this subject (back in 1970's) was "Executive Action" staring Burt Lancaster. I think it is naive to believe LHO committed this atrocity at all. He was a convenient scapegoat. No US President has been perfect, but JFK (and especially Bobby) was trying to bring public attention to some powerful people who thought they were untouchable. Along with the assassinations of Bobby Kennedy and MLK, it proved they were, at that time, untouchable, after-all, they got away with it, didn't they?

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