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Posted in: Lions maul Stormers; only Crusaders unbeaten in Super Rugby See in context

Sunwolves pulling down attendances in NZ? Crusaders chose not to start several stars, in other words this was viewed as a mid season preseason game. Need to go back to 12 teams.

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Posted in: Peace boat departs See in context

maybe they should start at American bases in Japan. Typical allocentric Japanese approach to bad news.

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Posted in: Can tough-talking Trump solve N Korean problem? See in context

Trump is out of his depth in dealing with the Chinese. They can take him to the bank anytime they want. The Chinese have no real interest in dealing with the North Koreans except stopping the country from complete collapse. Do they really want American bases on their border? Trump gave the Chinese a major leg up in the region by scuppering the TPP agreement. This is what happens when ignorant morons elect their own kind to run things, they usually end up run into the ground.

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Posted in: Crusaders, Chiefs, Stormers stay unbeaten in Super Rugby See in context

good call on both points goldorak. Offside line has two variations, against kiwi teams you get an extra 1/2 meter.

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Posted in: Crusaders, Chiefs, Stormers stay unbeaten in Super Rugby See in context

Sunwolves didn't lose a game! Banzai!!!!

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Posted in: Jaguares only surprise as Super Rugby reaches sixth round See in context

Agree, Rebels should go before the Force, Kings also need to go, Sunwolves should be playing the best Japanese players available or get out of the competition. They are driving TV audiences away with their crap preparation and having sub standard players playing for the "experience". JRFU is a geriatric joke.

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Posted in: What advice would you give to a man wrongly accused of groping by a woman on a crowded train? What should he do? For example, recently, some accused gropers have jumped onto the tracks to escape. See in context

For this reason, when the trains are really packed, I always keep both hands in view - one holding the strap or the bar the straps are attached to, and the other holding my phone or a book, or worst case scenario, my opposite shoulder. I never keep my hands down low

same here. But I was groped by a young lady once on a crowded train, freaked me out. I hope the gaijin myth wasn't busted by me.

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Posted in: 7 students, 1 teacher dead after avalanche in Tochigi; 40 injured See in context

No one saying it is on them for taking the risks? You all might want to consider your reactions to the other deaths reported on jT that got rather callous reactions. RIP kids. This is a tragedy. Spring is not a good time to be on the mountains.

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Posted in: Stormers beat Sunwolves; Highlanders & Blues win in Super Rugby See in context

Guys: Nugget takes a few games at match pace to get into 80 minute condition, remember when Fumi got most of his time on the field? Early season as Aaron was getting conditioned,. He runs the most on the team and those substitutions are pre-scripted. They gave him license to run flat out for the 60 or 70 minutes before he comes off. I would imagine after 4 games he is now in 80 minute shape. Aaron was usually playing all 80 minutes last season for the 'landers, Tanaka hardly got a look in past April.

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Posted in: Murder suspect extradited from Argentina See in context

I imagine there was more to the issue than just the 10,000 yen.

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Posted in: 50 crows found dead in Tokyo park See in context

Can't birds fart? Seems like there are two ways for gas to escape.

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Posted in: Stormers beat Sunwolves; Highlanders & Blues win in Super Rugby See in context

This was probably their best chance to get a win. Next week "at home in Tokyo" against the bulls also a chance, after that it just gets a hell of a lot harder. Maybe having the injured and burnout players back earlier would have helped but Tanaka and Horie will do little to influence results in NZ. JRFU couldn't get laid in Cancun on spring break.

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Posted in: 50 crows found dead in Tokyo park See in context

That's funny. If that would actually be a poisoned piece of bread dropped by someone on purpose in a park and then let's say your dog would eat it and die, would you still consider it public service?That's reaaaaaallllyyy narrow minded thinking right there.

I've seen a group of crows attacking three kittens in a park as the mother cat could only carry one at a time. They killed and ate the baby cats. Your comment seems really naive in that context. As for the dog, my dog is trained not to eat anything that isn't from my hand or in her bowl. Not my problem if someone wants to poison crows. We have groups of hunters who yearly go out and cull large groups of crows with shot guns, The city actually organizes these slaughters just after Golden week when they are nesting. Takes care of two generations at once.

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Posted in: 50 crows found dead in Tokyo park See in context

poisoning crows, public service IMO.

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Posted in: New Zealand Rugby urges patience on Super Rugby changes See in context

Didn't take them long to screw it all up in their eagerness to make cream. JRFU has totally dropped the ball when they had a great chance to promote the game here.

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Posted in: Woman killed by avalanche while snowboarding in Gunma See in context

Peter :That link adds nothing, it's verbatim the same as this article. Guides are very often hired privately with absolutely no connection to the resorts. Perhaps wait until you know the details first or use a few conditionals in your assertions.

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Posted in: U.S. beats Japan 2-1 in WBC semifinal See in context

Finally I don't have to listen to "fans" who repeat the morning TV spin about how Japan has the best "team" in baseball. Next week they'll be talking about table tennis or ice skating.

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Posted in: Canadian man dies in snowboarding accident in Nagano See in context

RIP Enrique. Condolences to his loved ones and associates.

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Posted in: 61-year-old mother arrested over death of mentally disabled daughter See in context

Such a frequently repeated refrain. Perhaps more money invested would prevent such events happening so frequently.

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Posted in: Ireland ends England's rugby winning streak See in context

Excellent result for the 98% of rugby fans that hate England. Banzai!!! Hope the Poms throw their chariot away. Next great games to look forward to The LIons in NZ.

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Posted in: Japan's rugby World Cup blueprint 'lost', says Joseph See in context

Eddie never left a team on good terms, he's been fired a number of times after player revolts. Give England another 12 months if history is a teacher.

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Posted in: Fashion frees women from dull office uniformity See in context

Of course! All they have to do is change the way women dress, and then it'll be smoooooooothe sailing! (Shakes head in disbelief)

She wrote one important factor preventing progress. Not the only thing preventing progress and she is 100% on point. Don't shake too hard.

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Posted in: Ramirez' new home a far cry from the bright lights of Tokyo See in context

No drug testing in Japan?

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Posted in: Man beats stranger to death in order to get arrested See in context

No, it is not a bar, it is one required condition you mss the whole point about the burden of proving guilt.

And the difference between a DP worthy crime and "any crime" is more resources and time will be spent to make sure the verdict is correct.

Forced confessions being part of those resources? And you can't deny that police and prosecutions haven't stacked the deck against people who were later proven to be innocent. Your argument for the DP is 100% emotional and very short on logic. At the end of the day any society that enforces the DP has lost moral authority as soon as there is, and there inevitably will be, even the slightest injustice committed in the enactment of that prosecution and execution.

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Posted in: England looking at All Blacks clash in November See in context

TTD

As for the fairweather fans comment, I don't think so my friend

Mate just going off FB comments: all my Pommy friends were strangely very quite about rugby until Eddie took the reins. I'd call that fair weather. Looking forward to the match whenever and wherever it takes place but that bloody "Swing low" dirge does my head in. Cheers

Goldie

If I were running the RFU, I would not offer the big bucks Tew is seeking and wait for next year,

Eddie insists that just playing the ABs once b4 the 2019 RWC is not desirable. It's no skin off RNZ's nose if they don't play. Remember it's the Poms that want this game in the first place so yes Tew should rightly squeeze them until they squeal. Oink! Cheers

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Posted in: England looking at All Blacks clash in November See in context

Poms want to play? Pay. Either that or they have to drag their bunch or slave song singing fair weather fans down to Auckland. Not that hard. New Zealand needs to be very willing to walk away this year if the price isn't north of 3 million US$.

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Posted in: Man beats stranger to death in order to get arrested See in context

I personally don't approve of the DP in cases where the accused cannot be proven guilty without doubt.

That is the bar for any conviction for any crime and that is incredibly low to deliberately and willfully kill someone on behalf of a whole society, which the criminal justice system works for.

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Posted in: Man beats stranger to death in order to get arrested See in context

However, death penalty opponents tend to value the rights of criminals and murderers more than the rights of the victims.

more right wing claptrap. How is depriving someone of liberty and keeping them out of society valuing their rights more than the rights of a dead person? How exactly do you respect a dead persons rights? Are you contending that dead people are still citizens? Your support for the DP is based solely on punitive and not preventative reasoning? And something you staunch anti PC toughnuts all fail to realise is that innocents also get convicted for capital crimes. How do you maintain the moral high ground as a society when you (society) are responsible for the murder of innocents?

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Posted in: Man beats stranger to death in order to get arrested See in context

Absolutely. The deterrent factor is in full effect, right...?

I think that subtlety may fly over gogogo's head. Death penalty proponents fail to miss the fact that it doesn't deter murderers.

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Posted in: Gatland eyes English riches for Lions rugby tour See in context

TIGERS : Lions teams don't go out to not win, a B team would be doing just that, thereby pissing on the legacy of their forebears for the last 128 years. Play your strongest team everytime or be like the ABs losing to Ireland.

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