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Posted in: Not again! U.S. men's team gone after another messy relay See in context

Eddie Pells.

This article is very anti-American and slowly seeps negativity.

No need to be negative on the athletes and derogatory.

No need to rub salt in the wound.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 4,166 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 14,207 See in context

I do not write this easily.

My family is quite extensive.

2 Deaths. Early on. Seniors.

4 members currently active and carrying the viral load and all vaccinated.

Myself Beta variant asymptomatic. They are finally rolling the vaccine in my area.

I think its time to enter a conversation about how to live with this virus.

Heard immunity is the way it must be i feel. So much misinformation out there.

All the young people in my area do not want the shots.

So sick of it.

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Posted in: Cuomo defiant after probe says he sexually harassed 11 women See in context

This guy lincon-log. Again with the.........

Trump! Trump! Trump! Every Repub. is a Trump supporter? Curse and hellfire you dirty Trump supporters.

Bro no way! Not everyone supported the previous POTUS as a Republican. Stop labelling all of us like that!

And Cuomo is a piece of (bleep)!!!!! Period. Scum bag dude. He needs to go.

What's supporting Trump if you do or don't have to with number of accusers, Like if its 11 or 26. What the point?

Its all unacceptable behavior for any male. We need to treat woman as equals and stop viewing them as some sex object thing.

Bro-Get a new tune. Jeesh, already. Trump and the movement is dead and buried.

Thankfully were now just back to Democratic normative sketchy politics. That SUCK!!!!!!!!

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Posted in: Cuomo defiant after probe says he sexually harassed 11 women See in context

What he did to Charlotte Bennett, and ten others is just beyond creepy and down right sinister and lousy.

A horrible human being.

My question is? This pattern of behavior has got to be something that has been going on for sometime right?

Are the state police protecting him? Did none of this surface when back ground checks were being run?

This is a major failure and huge black eye for the Dems, such embarrassment.

I hope we have seen the last in politics with anyone the last name "Cuomo"

Forget about it. This guy. Weirdo.

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Posted in: Simone Biles to return for balance beam finals See in context

NO! Unacceptable. How can you say that your American?

This is simple. She opted out. Mental health issues? The demons she said in her head.

Yes, your are *were, a major force, Have done allot for the sport. Have won many medals.

However, that is past. And as you go on to be an analyst for ESPN, or whomever or whatever network.

You should be benched. Hear me benched! Take the sideline and put forth the cheering on for your your team mates. You opted out, Your done competing. Retire.

You can not pick and choose what days you want to compete or the days the demons voices are louder then the previous days or weeks, Or what ever. (Seek professional help) You can not wake up and say, I am great on the beams. I want a medal. Come on girl. Knock it off eh. Your DONE!

Call her shrew, spoiled, a millennial, over bearing entitlement.

This position with young people is waring thin. Period your owed nothing!


Sorry, I care more about the integrity of the games then team America putting up network numbers and more medals.

This is not fair. for others. Stay of the beams and cheer on the team. Go home medal-less

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Posted in: Xander Schauffele with 2 clutch putts gives U.S. gold in golf See in context

Battle royale for bronze! Wow!

Just saw C.T. Pan survives 7-way playoff for 3rd place in Olympic golf final!

Not a major but had that feel to it.

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Posted in: Xander Schauffele with 2 clutch putts gives U.S. gold in golf See in context

Congratulations Xander Schauffele! USA wins Gold in the individual!

Xander held off Sabbitini. Held off the current Master's winner! For two days gave us extraordinary display of iron play on one of the hardest Links courses out there!

USA! USA! Yes... Well worth the wait and nail biting! Whoooooo!!!!

The bronze metal play off is not disappointing either at the moment.

Morikawa of the United States

Mito Pereira of Chile.

Muñoz of Colombia.

McIlroy of Ireland

H. Matsuyama of Japan

P. Casey of Great Britain

All battling out it for one bronze medal.

This may take some time.

Way to go Xander!

Had me nervous on 18 with that drive but you pulled out par to win!


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Posted in: 5-year-old boy dies after being left unattended in school bus for hours See in context

This is the second time this has happened. I live in Fukuoka and have experienced putting my own children on buses to go to school in the past with anxiety. I once again find myself bringing the thought forward in my mind. It could happen to anyone's kids/kid. Japanese workers just go through the day sometimes with blinders on and lack situational awareness skills badly at times.

There is no excuse for this. None what so ever.

The school in Nakama should be closed.

Disturbing. My heart goes out to the parents who must just devastated.

Good question. And it needs to be answered.

WilliB-And what about the school? They did not noti............

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Posted in: American gymnast Sunisa Lee takes Olympic gold See in context

Way to go! The team needed this W. U.S.A.!

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Posted in: Olympic champ Biles withdraws from all-around competition See in context

"After the performance I did, I just didn't want to go on," she said. "I have to focus on my mental health. I just think mental health is more prevalent in sports right now.


Yeah, sorry Simone, but we have seen athletes who are the best in the world at what they do grind teeth and go on finish what they started. Could have taken loss. But quitting? Sorry, unacceptable.

USA sent you there believing your the best in the country. You let us down yes. Captain!

Very disappointing. Truth hurts.

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Posted in: Olympic champ Biles withdraws from all-around competition See in context

Demons came and won. Her own words.

She is the GOAT!

Can she coach? Step in that roll.

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Posted in: 'I can die': Medvedev survives extreme heat at Tokyo Games See in context

Wimp. LOL. Man up. Stop Whining. Hit the ball.

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Posted in: Japan upsets China for table tennis mixed doubles gold See in context

So, Awesome. I am not a fan of this sport. But I am happy for Japan.

Compact game for a compact country. I love. Gold man! Just great Japan!

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Posted in: Czech Vondrousova beats Osaka in third round of Olympic tennis See in context


Congratulations to Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic.

Go for it!

I wonder in 10 years or more how these Olympics' will be remembered?

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Posted in: Czech Vondrousova beats Osaka in third round of Olympic tennis See in context

Naomi Osaka.

She has been ranked No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles.

Prize money$19,735,032Official

Career record246–136 (64.4%)

Career titles.

Nothing to prove.

Longevity is gold!

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Posted in: 10 years after Amy Winehouse's death, family 'reclaims' her story See in context

I am with David on this one.

There is better way to live.





Easy does it.

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Posted in: American father, son get prison terms for helping Ghosn escape See in context

I have no sympathy at all for these two. And the sentences are a joke.

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Posted in: Fauci, Republican U.S. Senator Paul clash over COVID See in context

Paul accused Fauci of "obfuscating the truth" about a government agency funding controversial research at China's specialized laboratory at the center of theories about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

That research is known as gain-of-function, in which scientists work to increase the transmissibility and virulence of microorganisms in order to better predict emerging infectious diseases.

Good on you Senator! For speaking the truth finally. U.S. in bed with China and off shoring this research cause its too dangerous to do in our own back yard.

And guess who the number Dr, in the world is on G.O.F.R.

Come on down! Your the next contestant on variant is right!

Come on down good Dr. F. #1 in the world for gain of function research.

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Posted in: Medal count: Prediction has U.S. heading a wide open Olympics See in context


Check out Sandi Morris here. Looking forward to seeing her dominate.


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Posted in: Foreign luxury cars see brisk sales in Japan See in context


Sorry but......

You are wrong.

A wide variety of  foreign economy cars and others are brought in on a daily basis. Most used.

Some new.

Honda Civic Hybrid order was taken in our company last month from Honda America in Long Beach CA.  

Toyota Camry Hybrid was ordered from Nets last week coming in LHD. Made in Mexico.

And I myself imported a 2006 Escape Hybrid front-wheel drive last year, which was fourth with 36 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. That year of 06. I still drive Escape from time to time. Why not only has 18456KM.

People import cars from all over creation to Japan. I saw a Russian car come in last week.


Clubs everywhere. If you got the coin. Anything can come in.

I have a Focus RS coming in from Bremerhaven . Very economical on gas. Have wanted the RS for sometime happen to find one in good shape with 33 KM on it.

With 2.3-litre petrol engine and its high power means it isn't particularly cheap to run. The RS returns claimed fuel economy of 36.7mpg, which will drop considerably if you drive it quickly or in heavy traffic. There is no heavy traffic where I am. Some what eco.

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Posted in: Asakusa rickshaw company offers discounted rides for those who have been vaccinated See in context

Positive! Positive! Positive! Positive! Positive! Positive!

Yes JT more stories like this about getting back to normal life. Seem folks do not want COVID to end or its bad to be Positive! Positive! Positive! Positive!

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Posted in: COVID state of emergency likely for Tokyo Olympics See in context

It is still possible to have the Olympic event while under SOE. It will be uncomfortable for the athletes and media, staff, all involved. But as long as the rules are not broken. The spread of the virus can curbed. Its called containment and it can be done with some serious discipline. I believe Japan will be hailed for its "the show must go on" posture while taking the General Public into account. We can get through this as a Nation and be proud at the same time. What does not kill you only makes you stronger.

The rules are simple.

When not working your in your containment area like your room. ISOLATING!

No drinking, no socializing. You come. You compete. You win Gold or not. Then you go home.

Wash hands, use a mask. The problem is. Japan needs to sharpen its containment skills.

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Posted in: New auto sales, prices rise as chip shortage cuts U.S. supply See in context

Fossil fuel powered cars. Chip shortages.

EV powered cars. No chip shortages.

I did not read the article cause after the few first sentences. I lost all interest.

Buy a slightly used car. Chip included. EV cars inch closer to being the next generations vehicle of choice.

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Posted in: Europe in vaccination race against COVID-19's delta variant See in context

What variant and or- variants are coming next? Delta variant and Delta plus variant.

Doctors would have you believe (below).

It’s not unusual for a virus to mutate and evolve as it spreads, and scientists have long cautioned that other worrisome variants could emerge with new outbreaks.

In India, researchers observed mutations separate from delta in a sublineage of the virus that they dubbed “delta plus.” While it has not yet been designated a variant of concern by the WHO or the CDC, cases involving delta plus have been reported in 11 countries, including the U.S. It's not yet clear, however, if delta plus carries additional risks or is associated with increased transmissibility.

Still think this pathogen is not engineered virology weaponized?

What shall we name the even more stronger variants yet to mutate?

As this SARS pathogen continues to change its proteins and genetic make up?

Names anyone?

B.1.1.7 (the variant first seen in the United Kingdom)

B.1.351 (the variant first seen in South Africa)

P.1 (the variant first seen in Brazil)

The bottom line I guess.

All viruses mutate, including the new coronavirus. Several new variants of the coronavirus have recently been identified.

These variants differ from earlier versions of the coronavirus in that they’re transferred faster between individuals.

Some, such as the B.1.351 variant, first seen in South Africa, may also affect immunity and vaccine effectiveness.

Research into the currently identified coronavirus variants is a rapidly evolving area of study. Additionally, new variants will be detected as the coronavirus continues to circulate.

Right now, one of the best things that you can do to protect yourself from the coronavirus and its variants is to get vaccinated.

Be sure to talk with your doctor about when you’ll be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Posted in: Bill Cosby freed from prison after sex conviction overturned See in context

He served 3 years on a 3 to 10 year sentence. *somewhat justice.

The why or how he is free now does not matter.

All that matters is his reputation and name to be used to bring awareness to these woman raped and brutalized all over the world. That it will not stand any more.

Bill Coby-----Jailed for drugging and raping.

Bill Cosby------Will never work again as a comedian.

Bill Cosby------- a ray of hope that justice will be served against the rich and elite who think they can just take what they want with no consequences.

Bill Cosby-----the POS.

Bill Cosby the loser.

Lets see Bill Cosby give a way his millions to his victims or to an organization that protect battered and raped woman. That would be justice.

Let's see Bill Cosby admit in speeches the rest of his days how he is rapist trying to gain recovery and serve the rest of his life in service to victims, preventing date rapes, drugging, and sex crimes.

Then and maybe then he will redeem himself.

Hollywood types who redeemed themselves after conviction. Cosby take note.


Go Mr. Cosby. Give it a way, give it way now.


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Posted in: Doves and fighter jets: China's Communists mark their centenary See in context


I would beg to differ from what I am seeing.

China is not ready for an all out war with Japan and her allies.

They know its futile still. On sea they can not pose a challenge against allied ships. U.S./Japan still has air superiority against the Chinese. The Chinese fighter jet inventory is still lacking.

They stole allot it from the U.S. anyways. All have hyper sonics as well able to deliver a nuclear war head on a major target with in minutes. Doubtful bombers would be used.

However, give China 10,, no maybe 6 or 8 years. Then make your statement.

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Posted in: Americans apologize to Tokyo court for role in Ghosn escape See in context


Right you are. Best acting by a non actor.........

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Posted in: Americans apologize to Tokyo court for role in Ghosn escape See in context

I thinking anyone supporting Ghosn's escape should really take a look at the long term effects of this.

Anyone living in Japan like the fact you can leave your door open? Windows, relativity pretty much safe where ever you go. The organized crime syndicates and that element in this country keep to there own and fight and kill there own.

Like the fact you never see open drug use? Or drugs being sold openly around schools?

Like the fact you do not see needles and glass stems littering the ground everywhere or baggies?

No one in streets washing windows for change? I mean yes we have drugs here, But you need to go out and pursue drugs. On most occasions.

This may have been a corporate crime or not committed by Ghosn? We will never really know now? Will we? I would have liked to have seen Ghosn set free legally. Win his case. But this message he sends us by running like a coward. Shows hints of guilt.

This is not good for Japan. Others will come and commit crimes, and think they can get a way with what ever crime for profit scheme. The long road on this case that is where the damager will be done.

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Posted in: Japan to donate 1 mil doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Philippines See in context

Yes please.....they need the help. PI is so dire.

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Posted in: Americans apologize to Tokyo court for role in Ghosn escape See in context

If you can't do the time then........ we know the rest. Take it like a man.

You helped a foreigner escape judicial proceedings in this county, Its called obstruction of justice.

Which you were compensated handsomely for it. Now do your time and stop whining and sobbing for the courts and media. Stand on your own two. Be silent and humble here and then run the sentence and go home.

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