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Posted in: The Monster: Japanese star Inoue targeting boxing's big time See in context

No pro boxer had to undergo such blood tests before, not Sugar Ray, not Whitaker . People only ever talked about it before the fight, and then nothing. Go figure. Pacman was already willing to give up a lot of money to Mayweather; he's already giving up home-field advantage by fighting at Mayweather's backyard; he was even ok with multiple random urine tests that's above and beyond what Nevada requires. But he wasn't going to give up more unless Mayweather had to give up something as well; of course that won't happen

Yeah, because other champions never had to undergo blood tests make no sense.

The detection of newer classes of drugs requires blood samples

https://www.wbaboxing.com/box-medical-articles/the-detection-of-newer-classes-of-drugs-requires-blood-samples#.Ya4kIvFBy3I

Mayweather who was his own promoter was pushing Olympic style blood testing before anyone else. Bob Arum and Del a Hoya was not letting their boxers get random blood testing.

Golden Boy Promotions, who backed Mayweather in his claims against Pacquiao about the issue, have dropped VADA testing themselves after a few of their cards were cancelled because of fighters like Andre Berto and Lamont Peterson failing their drug tests.

I wonder why!!!

At their peak, it was to be strength against strength - Pacman an offensive juggernaut vs. Mayweather a defensive machine. But by the time they fought, both were in decline. Offense ages worse than defense since it takes a lot more to sustain, while defense serves the heavier man which is Mayweather

Once again, none of that logic holds up because after Mayweather schooled Pacquiao, Manny went on to win another title.

So, he no longer had the power to defeat a past his prime Mayweather who is older than Pacquiao, but Manny had power to defeat other younger fighters in their prime to win another title after his lost to Mayweather.

See, how illogical that is?

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Posted in: The Monster: Japanese star Inoue targeting boxing's big time See in context

@Lostrune2

He avoided Pacquiao though when they were both at their peak (Pacman would've accepted any reasonably good paycheck, but nothing was good enough for The Money). By the time he accepted, it was 5 years too late and both were in significant decline

That was not the real reason they did not fight. People suggested Manny was on the "juice". The fight never happened because Manny was against Olympic style drug testing the entire time which Mayweather was a proponent of . It is almost impossible to beat the Olympic drug testing protocol. It takes a long time for steroids to leave the body. Today's test can identify miniscule amounts even years after usage. If is true about Manny then he needed time to clear his system. He moved in weight classes fast without losing power. It does not add up. Mayweather is older than Manny, so if Manny was in decline then so was Mayweather. When they fought Mayweather schooled Manny.

Not to mention Manny beat the same people that Mayweather beat first, so if Mayweather chose low quality opponents then the same would be true for Manny.

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Posted in: As Shuri Castle undergoes reconstruction, a virtual version debuts See in context

In the study of architecture and the original language, it is obvious that Ryukyu people through the Jomon have a closer connection to China than the more recent occupation and assimilation by the Japanese government in the 16th century.

Japanese language traced back to farmers in China's northeast: int'l research group

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20211116/p2a/00m/0na/020000c

Modern research has just proven including a Japanese researcher that even the Japanese language all comes from China!

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Posted in: The Monster: Japanese star Inoue targeting boxing's big time See in context

He is an excellent boxer and nothing about him diminishes his stature among great fighters. He is far beyond the likes of Fury. If he remains undefeated he will enter the pantheon of great undefeated fighters, such as Mayweather.

Inoue is tall for his division and could naturally go up in weight for one or two weight classes.

Inoue has potential, but his record is filled with a lot of nobodies. Think about this warm-up fight with this unheard of Thai boxer( 12-2, 11KOs, Who did he KO?). Inoue beat Donaire who has been on the decline since he was schooled and embarrassed by a much smaller and probably older Rigondeaux. Inoue is more credible than the Kameda brothers who fought mostly over the hill and unheard of Asian boxers in Japanese judged boxing events in Japan.

How many recognized and respected champions has Inoue fought and beat? Julio Caesar Chavez gets a lot of respect for fighting 90+ fights. He was 87-0 and one point. He has one of the most padded records in history. How many of those fighters had losing records with chance of ever becoming champions and were part-time janitors, taxi drivers and etc? Chavez was (18, 4, 2) against current and former World Champions when he was active. That is a good but not a great record. In contrast, Mayweather currently leads all boxers (23-0) against current and former world champions with a total record of 50-0. Almost have his fights were champions. Not only any old champion with far flung belts all over the world, but he made it look easy against Hall of Fame World Champions including Pacquiao and potentially Canelo.

Language is one barrier to Inoue's international success and recognition, but his resume of opponents is the main reason for his lack of international success. He might have to step up in weight if the competition is light or untalented, but stay away from the nobodies. It is only helps his ego and maybe meager financial rewards in the poor Japanese boxing scene.

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Posted in: 'Stock up', China says, amid new COVID outbreak See in context

Zaphod wrote;

By the same logic, all countries should "securing its borders through expansion" i.e. neighbouring countries. Are you serious?

China should get out of Tibet and Xingyian, instead of genociding their populations in order to "secure its borders".

Numan wrote; (Again!)

Am I serious? Yes, that is what China is doing. No one said it was right or wrong. I am just stating facts. You seem to be clearly using "strawman logic" to win an argument that does not exist. You are debating yourself. Actually, you seem to be debating like @jpn_guy from earlier this week. I wonder why that is!

Once again you no very little about what you are discussing. The parts you do mention are only half right. It is not just Tibet but Afghanistan, India, and Bhutan! These are all about unsettled land disputes for securing their borders because of their future ambitions of world dominance. The same is true about the waters in the South and East. They want the most favorable border in these situations from a military strategic standpoint (Ex. the many "Great Walls" of China). Either border with a country with a strong relationship like North Korea as a buffer country or create borders that are easily defendable (physically and even economically).

This is the Chinese territory expansion blueprint: (their excuses for Hong Kong, Tibet, Uyghur region, Taiwan, or whatever)

1 explain an economic interest for a new territory to the rest of the world

2 use civilian authority to police

3 create rules and regulations that must be followed in the interests of safety

4 use those new rules to segue into a military presence

5 complete sovereign control.

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Posted in: 'Stock up', China says, amid new COVID outbreak See in context

@Zaphod

By the same logic, all countries should "securing its borders through expansion" i.e. neighbouring countries. Are you serious?

China should get out of Tibet and Xingyian, instead of genociding their populations in order to "secure its borders".

Am I serious? Yes, that is what China is doing. No one said it was right or wrong. I am just stating facts. You seem to be clearly using "strawman logic" to win an argument that does not exist. You are debating yourself. Actually, you seem to be debating like @jpn_guy from earlier this week. I wonder why that is!

Once again you no very little about what you are discussing. The parts you do mention are only half right. It is not just Tibet but Afghanistan, India, and Bhutan! These are all about unsettled land disputes for securing their borders because of their future ambitions of world dominance. The same is true about the waters in the South and East. They want the most favorable border in these situations from a military strategic standpoint (Ex. the many "Great Walls" of China). Either border with a country with a strong relationship like North Korea as a buffer country or create borders that are easily defendable (physically and even economically).

This is the Chinese territory expansion blueprint: (their excuses for Hong Kong, Tibet, Uyghur region, Taiwan, or whatever)

1 explain an economic interest for a new territory to the rest of the world

2 use civilian authority to police

3 create rules and regulations that must be followed in the interests of safety

4 use those new rules to segue into a military presence

5 complete sovereign control.

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Posted in: Shuri Castle king and queen See in context

Well.........

Chinese historical records such as the Shiji (‘Records of the Grand Historian’ 109–91 BC), the Sanguoji (‘Records of the Three States,’ 284 AD) and the Houhanshu (‘History of the Later Han,’ 5th century) indicate that the Turkic, Mongolic, Tungusic, Koreanic, and Japanic languages have all spread to their present-day locations from an area comprising Korea, southern Manchuria and Inner Mongolia.

If my geography is correct Manchuria was located in China.

Decoding of Jomon woman's genome suggests common ancestor unites Japanese and Han Chinese

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/05/14/national/decoding-jomon-womans-whole-genome-suggests-common-ancestry-han-chinese/

Therefore. if Ryukyu language is part of the Japonic family that originated in Manchuria (China). DNA evidence shows that the Jomon are related to the Han Chinese. In addition, the Yayoi are a mixture of both southern Chinese and Korean peoples by two migration periods. OssanAmerica also said that the Ryukyu people are more Jomon than modern Japanese people on the mainland.

It leads to the Ryukyu people having a closer connection to China, and the same is true for some Japanese people who may not want to admit it through their connection to the Yayoi people. It all leads back to some area in modern or prehistoric China.

So, who is right now??? It seems some people have a stronger argument than others and some just want to argue because they do not want to be wrong!

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Posted in: Japan seeks to make online insults punishable by jail time See in context

This seems like a law designed to specifically protect politicians from criticism by the public, journalist and media companies!

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Posted in: Teacher arrested over sexual assault in classroom See in context

That is a serial predator. Hopefully, they have a enough evidence to lock him without a suspended sentence. I also hope that they do not just simply allow him to relocate, so he can work at another school in a different prefecture.

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Posted in: Case involving teenage cyclist accused of reckless riding sent to prosecutors See in context

I remember watching the report on the news a few months back.

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Posted in: Can the Taliban suppress the potent IS threat? See in context

The payoffs that the Taliban were originally receiving from the US to calm down will now continue by releasing the current funds and aid little by little and allow any corrupt Taliban leader to skim off the top for themselves. The rest of the payoffs will trickle down. That is how the former Afghan government members got rich, and that is how the North Korean supreme leader has been able to have the finer things in life while his countrymen starved to death.

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Posted in: Japan halts use of 1.63 mil Moderna vaccine doses over contamination See in context

@Bubonam Justin Kayce

That is misinformation and not true! They have the option of both. Yokosuka, Okinawa I know for a fact offer choices, as I’ve got a Pfizer shot at each location.

When I read carefully and not assume, I do not see any untruths in Numan's statement. Then it means that some military got Moderna, too. What part of Numan's statement was not true?

*All research shows Moderna is the most effective. I am glad my two doses were Moderna**, so does the US military because they got Moderna, too.

Where do they say the military only used Moderna?

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Posted in: Tokyo’s Kabukicho district isn’t just about the nightlife – it has traditional festivals too See in context

Shinjuku Juniso Kumano Shrine 新宿十二社熊野神社 is in Chuo Park near Tocho!

That is nowhere near Kabukicho!

Hanazono Shrine might have a smaller shrine inside like Kumano Jinja, but the one in the photo is in West Shinjuku.

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Posted in: Woman infected in Japan's 1st Lambda variant case linked to Olympics See in context

Earlier this week, a representative of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) apologized on a television news program for the government’s failure to promptly announce the findings—and offered a remarkable excuse: “We would’ve said something if the media had asked us earlier.”

Wow! The Japanese government is keeping secrets because the media does not ask better questions. That is a new one. Not really!

It seems to be a common behavior in Japan to put the blame on someone else!

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Posted in: Trump blasts 'leftist maniacs' in women's Olympic soccer team See in context

@Bass

I was personally glad that this particular group didn’t win the gold, I don’t think they deserved it, they put politics before their country, many detest the US, as to why they still live there or want to be sponsored baffles the mind. They were pursuing social justice over unity of the nation, they made it personal and injected politics into the games and as the ratings are showing, the vast majority of Americans didn’t want to see, hear anything about it.

Rapinoe is just one of the worst Captains the US women’s soccer team has ever had and she won’t be missed by millions that tuned out the sport this Olympic cycle. She’s nowhere Mia Hamm who was a true patriot and an athlete that put her team and country first, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion, a true icon of the highest magnitude. If the women’s soccer team want to ever be on top the way they were in the past and during the glory days of Hamm, they should never inject politics into sports, that’s their undoing. It’s just karma how a few of the athletes that were so woke achieved nothing or didn’t even make a medal or qualify. You can fight and take on injustices, no problem with that, but when you start to poison the well of sports and inject politics into it, people will just overwhelmingly reject it and turn you off.

Like JSAPC said:

"Cheering when your national team loses because you don't agree with their political views is infinitely more disrespectful to your country than taking a knee, or raising your fist while you're on the podium."

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Posted in: Trump blasts 'leftist maniacs' in women's Olympic soccer team See in context

@blue in green

I asked my students how they would feel if their Olympians turned their back on their flag, or ‘took a knee’ while their anthem was played, at an event abroad. They were repulsed. To have feelings of dissent is 100% normal, but to show open disrespect for your own country while abroad, makes you appear weak.

And in Rapinoe’s case:

exhibit A.

Did you ask those same students "How many of them voted in the last Japanese election?" Allowing incompetent leaders to continue to run their country is another way to show a lack of respect.

Japan as a country knows a lot about looking weak abroad.

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Posted in: Booing of anti-racism gesture reinforces need to take a knee See in context

@Ebisen

"Black lives matter"? That in itself is racist! All lives matter!

However, Black Lives Matter has never mean that other lives do not matter. In a world where Black people are stigmatized, marginalized, and discriminated against, Black Lives Matter simply recognizes Black lives matter, too.

Responding to “Black Lives Matter” with “all lives matter” derails the specific conversation about racism against Black people. The phrase is seen to dismiss, ignore, or deny these problems — it shuts down this important discussion. Usually shouted by racists. Go figure!

So, “all lives matter” can be understood as a racist dog whistle — a direct push-back against the Black Lives Matter movement. It is far from an innocent term celebrating the worth of all humanity.

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Posted in: U.S. to donate 500 mil Pfizer vaccines to more than 90 countries See in context

In a worldwide economy, you also get money back from foreign countries when you invest in them.

Trump didn't understand that.

He understands it. Both Russia and trump understands. The problem was the only people getting something back was the Russians and his family.

ByeDon has been showing real leadership in only six months in office. He is hoping to improve the reputation of the US that was destroyed over the last four years and in particular the last 18 months.

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Posted in: Jails emptied in the pandemic. Should they stay that way? See in context

@Anonymous

As of 2019, 8.1% of prisoners in the USA were held in jails operated by private companies. However, unless one is overly cynical, 0% of judges are employed as such by private companies. American prisons are not full of innocent people - some held for relatively petty offenses, yes, but offenses nevertheless. Without consequences thieves will simply become more bold. Witness Portland and Seattle.

Kids-for-cash judge released from prison over virus concerns

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/kids-cash-judge-released-prison-virus-concerns-71409814

A former Pennsylvania judge involved in a scheme to send children to a for-profit jail in exchange for kickbacks was released from federal prison with six years left on his sentence because of coronavirus concerns

Yes, it happens!

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Posted in: Trump critic Cheney cautions Jan 6 riot could happen again See in context

@NOMINATION

Darn! I had the popcorn ready to hear some juicy stories about your trials and tribulations with far right extremists/white supremacists, running from pickup trucks painted with confederate flags. I guess I will have to wait another day.

Well, that is what happens when you do not read. You just keep living in your bubble.

Pair Who Led Racist Attack on Boy's Party Sentenced to Years in Prison

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pair-who-led-racist-attack-boy-s-party-sentenced-years-n726421

Are you ready to make a point with actual facts?

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Posted in: Trump critic Cheney cautions Jan 6 riot could happen again See in context

Now that the GOP has cancelled Cheney, what’s next?

Ironically, the GOP and the conservative movement are the progenitors of "Cancel Culture".

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Posted in: Trump critic Cheney cautions Jan 6 riot could happen again See in context

@NOMINATION

Please do tell us your stories about growing up in the U.S. and fearing for your life everyday from far right extremists.

LOL! I see someone has no response to the information presented, so you are attempting to distract by getting off topic.

You need to be a little more specific!

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Posted in: Trump critic Cheney cautions Jan 6 riot could happen again See in context

Of course, a most recent Senate committee meeting explains it all!

Garland, Mayorkas warn white supremacy is now top security threat in the country

https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/equality/553197-garland-mayorkas-attorney-general-warn-white-supremacy-is

There are entire towns filled with them.

An Entire County Just Paid Thousands to Join a Far-Right Group

https://www.yahoo.com/news/entire-county-just-paid-thousands-235859465.html

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Posted in: Parts of cat's body found at Kobe apartment building See in context

@Strangerland

I don’t believe the world implies cuts at all. If the body part is separated from the body it has been severed.

Haha! Yes, it does!

Cambridge Dictionary:

to break or separate, especially by cutting:

Example:

The knife severed an artery and he bled to death.

*Her foot was severed from her leg in a car accident.*

or

Webster Dictionary:

*Sever** definition is - to put or keep apart : divide; especially : to remove (something, such as a part) by or as if by cutting. *

LOL! You are grasping at straws!

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Posted in: Oprah, Prince Harry reunite for Apple TV+ mental health show See in context

Conquer the world Harry and Meghan and become beloved like Princess Diana!

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Posted in: Deaths at home in Osaka Prefecture surge amid COVID wave See in context

Those deaths will probably not be counted as official COVID-19 deaths.

@Suriv Anihc - a magnanimous gesture by the IOC, Tokyo OC and J-government to donate the Oympic village for one year for use by Japan to manage their patients, and postpone the games until later would help mend their atrocious money-grabbing image, and get Dentsu to pay for the food, drink and personnel required.

In the US, to help more people get vaccinated rapidly, the local governments used pharmacies, dentists, sports stadiums, museums, and even drive through. Japan does not have the gumption to do this. I fear that by the time the role out in Japan gets started, some of that vaccine just sitting around will be accidently spoiled do to human error.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 925 new coronavirus cases; record 578 in Aichi See in context

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 824.

I see the J-media has resorted to putting up the weekly average in hopes to make the numbers seem less important or even decreasing.

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Posted in: Porn site operator arrested over female athletes' images on website See in context

Is that really an arrestable offense in Japan? Would not a small claims court be more appropriate?

Is this simply government frustration because the operator is providing more damage to an already sinking ship of a 2020 Olympics campaign?

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Posted in: Government advisor sparks anger with tweet laughing off calls for Olympic cancelation See in context

@therougou

This mantra shows how arrogant some people are, and makes me want to vomit each time I see it.

Btw: Some third World countries have even fewer deaths, and have done much better in responding to this pandemic than Japan, and we never see them uttering such like the above.

Simple Google Search of a few selected Thirds world countries Corona Deaths as of May 10th

Ghana- 783

Namibia- 691

Ivory coast- 291

Burundi- 6

Western Sahara- 1

Mauritius - 17

African countries have faired better than most other countries around the world because they already had protocols in place. They were already fighting Ebola when COVID came, so it was business as usual.

America should have faired better, too because Pres. Obama already had a professional team in place to deal with the next major pandemic coming from China.

However, everyone knows that Pres. trump fired the pandemic team out of immature spite and lied to the public about the severity of threat. Pres. trump personally had a hand in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in the US.

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Posted in: 1.4 bil but no more? China's population growth closer to zero See in context

I also think this article fail to mention all the Chinese citizens that were supported by the CCP to live and work abroad. Chinese projects in other countries are mostly to hire Chinese workers, so they can pay taxes and send money back home while being a less of a strain on the services helps the government. These expats have no problem having large families in foreign countries. The CCP have been trying to put their population spillage onto other countries for decades. It also increases their soft power and supports their espionage activities abroad. Most countries around the world has a Chinatown. How many of those residents work for the CCP?

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