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Posted in: William, Kate ask for some private time See in context

That was about the whitest wedding I've ever seen.

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Posted in: Ice rivals See in context

So what do you see in Ando's expression? She does not seem to be gloating or anything. Why isn't she at least smiling? Kim fell during prelims. Maybe it just wasn't her day.

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Posted in: William, Kate marry as 2 billion tune in across globe See in context

Why did HNK have to spend so much of the 9PM news on this. There is more important stuff and problems here to report on. And what's with the hats?

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Posted in: William, Kate marry as 2 billion tune in across globe See in context

I'm sleeeepy. Yawn....

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Posted in: iPad2 arrives See in context

Apple people are so finatical. Scary.

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Posted in: Dreams, inspiration, color: Japan celebrates 100 years of Mary Blair’s birth See in context

When I was a kid I loved Alice in Wonderland. Cinderella was kind of scary (that wicked witch). We never hear about the people behind it doing the ground work that makes it all possible.

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Posted in: Environmental crises bad but not always fatal for businesses See in context

A US company kills 15,000 people in India, and nobody is held accountable. That's one of the great advantages of doing business in the US! Let's all sing! "Oh say can you see, by the dawns early light!!!"

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Posted in: Ozawa shows his disloyalty to Kan See in context

I don't give a rat's derrier if he is a bigwig. He is a politician. The only question he has to answer is "What have you done for me lately?"

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Posted in: French ban on Islamic veils put into force See in context

This is the most stupid law I've ever heard of. If women or men want to cover their faces, who cares? It is their choice. Maybe they could wear surgical masks like here in Japan. I see a business opportunity for mask makers.

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Posted in: What is hell? Book stirs debate about afterlife See in context

So just to be clear, based on the above, through no fault of their own, everyone born before Jesus is in hell because they didn't "accept Jesus"? And "if you lead a sinful life on earth, you will pay for it in your next life" sounds a lot like Hindu-Buddhism, which vastly preceed Christianity in time. Influence? And "emptiness of daily life"? Speak for yourself.

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Posted in: Quran protests spread to turbulent Afghan east See in context

He only cares about his 15 minutes of fame. He doesn't care about anything or anybody else. That is just toooo obvious. Why is the press giving this crackpot so much attention? This says more about the state of the "free press" in the US than anything else. And look at what a horrible job they did reporting the earthquake. Journalism "schools" should be abolished and reporters should be forced to learn actual knowledge.

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Posted in: Quran protests spread to turbulent Afghan east See in context

Oh, it that Florida pastor still desparate for attention? Well, you could burn the Buddhist Trapitika, but we being Buddhists, wouldn't care. You know, here today, gone tomorrow. Just like that Florida pastor.

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Posted in: Chan, Lau headline charity concert for Japan See in context

I agree with rofea, Jackie Chan is more than "rush hour". I've seen him here on Japanese TV, and he's also really funny. Thanks to these two guys!

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Posted in: Beyond borders See in context

It is interesting that in the asiaforjapan website, everyone was showing sympathy for Japan except a group of Chinese saying it is revenge for what Japan did to China during the war. All of the comments from Chinese have been deleted from the site. So who really represents China?

And zstar6699, if you check asiaforjapan, you'll see hundreds of comments from Asian countries thanking Japan for the help they received when disasters struck their countries. So who really represents China?

Moderator: All readers back on topic please.

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Posted in: AC Japan makes new ads with SMAP, others after viewers complain See in context

I just saw the SMAP add. Actually, it is not bad (surprisingly, I admit). It seems like there are only 4 AC commercials up to now.

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Posted in: Tokyo shoppers clean store shelves of basic goods See in context

Like the more severe radiation standards in Japan, chocolate here is only permitted to contain 2 insect legs per 8oz. bar. Not so bad. Same with beer.

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Posted in: Tokyo shoppers clean store shelves of basic goods See in context

It seems people here are getting two important points:

The rates are for annual consumption, not daily consumption. Japans safety levels are more severe than international levels (just like bad cholestoral levels, BMI levels, etc).

By the way, yesterday there was bottled water here in Shinjuku at my local supermarket. Shinjuku is darker than before the earthquakes due to turning off lots of lights to save energy, but otherwise, things are pretty normal here. Maybe Shinjuku people are not so easily scared.

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Posted in: Yakuza tone down events, step up relief efforts in quake-stricken areas See in context

The Yakuza are a sort of "shadow government" in Japan.

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Posted in: Hiroshi Kume donates Y200 million to earthquake relief See in context

He surely lives in a different financial world than I do. I've dropped a few thousand yen in loose change in the Red Cross boxes the past week. Wish he were back doing the news.

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Posted in: New York Times to start charging for website See in context

They feel very "self-important". It didn't work before and it won't work this time. I won't delete the link now because in 2 months they'll announce termination of the fees.

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Posted in: Japan will struggle with power crunch after quake See in context

The Economist has an article entitled "Can Japan Endure?" Are you kidding? Japan's middle name is "endure".

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Posted in: Quake response showcases Japan's resilient spirit See in context

I see everyone is an expert now. Too much information is a dangerous thing.

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Posted in: Quake response showcases Japan's resilient spirit See in context

NuckinFutz, that is why I'm not worried about Japan coming back.

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Posted in: Quake response showcases Japan's resilient spirit See in context

The sky is falling! It is the end of the world! Help Help!!!!

Well, back to work.

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Posted in: Quake response showcases Japan's resilient spirit See in context

@Fadamor Physics and weather both agree that a radiation plume would be broken up by winds and not much more strong than background radiation by the time it reaches Tokyo.

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Posted in: Quake response showcases Japan's resilient spirit See in context

Also, every expert on nuclear energy has said that Tokyo is in no danger even if the reactors melt down. The physics just isn't there. But we all know experts are stupid, right?

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Posted in: Quake response showcases Japan's resilient spirit See in context

So foreigners are not afraid of social disorder? I welcome you to Shinjuku, where not only are the Gucci and Eves Saint Laurant and other luxury brand goods shops locked and shuttered, but all the shelves are empty! Wouldn't want those looted by marauding gangs of angry Japanese as society crumbles, right? After all, two of the broken down reactors are made by General Electric, a US company, which, by the way, knew they were structurally defective. So let's all hope that doesn't get broad play in the press.

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Posted in: Quake response showcases Japan's resilient spirit See in context

This is in contrast to all the foreign residents who are fleeing the country in a panic. Well, I guess we know the real reason they are fleeing. They think the social order will break down and then they will become targets of angry mobs of Japanese. Images of post-Katrina New Orleans come to mind, I guess.

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Posted in: Rebuilding northeast Japan to take years, billions See in context

By way of perspective, the US spent 700 billion in TARP funds to save failing US companies. Japan can do it.

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Posted in: Obama: Japan earthquake potentially 'catastrophic' See in context

This is a chance for the US to fix its image in Japan after the a government official called Okinawans "duplicitous". Most Americans are really nice people.

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