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Posted in: Beat the heat See in context

OK, so none of you come from a country with high UV/problems with the sun? In my country, about 1/2 the swimmers would be wearing the shirts (or "rash vests" as we call them) and the parents who let their kids out without them would be frowned on - no one needs to get sunburnt and sunscreen is not 100% effective. slip, slop, slap and wrap! Totally normal

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Posted in: JR employee caught taking up-skirt photos with mobile phone camera See in context

I am sick of men on this site blaming the VICTIMS for wearing inappropriate clothing every time! Lots of the girls dress like tarts, yes, but they do not wield any magical powers to make men do stupid or immoral things. Show a bit of self-control please.

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Posted in: Kodak sues Apple, RIM over digital camera patents See in context

Wow - infringement action is going to cost a fortune. Must be worth a lot & Kodak must have a good case to run with (a "slam dunk" as quoted).

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Posted in: Baby girl taken from car while mother shops in Nagoya See in context

Never leave baby in car... can't say I sympathise with this mother

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Posted in: Life is a rollercoaster See in context

I think it is a great tradition, would have loved the chance to go back to my hometown and see everyone again "grown up".

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Posted in: Where are all the babies? See in context

I'm sure all those childless couples will have really interesting and fulfilling lives in their old age - I see how much joy my Grandmother takes out of her children and grandchildren, never mind that her husband is a miserable bastard - how boring and lack lustre for her if she had chosen never to have kids when younger! Having kids should be a priority for personal reasons as well, not just to top up the population.

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Posted in: KFC pulls Australian ad over U.S. racism complaints See in context

Everton, funny how you pretend to know Australia and hold up the "rowdy pubs" in George street as an example of your expert knowledge. Pretty tame pubs in my view!!

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Posted in: KFC pulls Australian ad over U.S. racism complaints See in context

What a joke!

If you don't understand cricket, or the fact that KFC is the main sponsor of Australian cricket and runs one nauseating cheesy cricket ad after another about 3 times per every commercial break during the cricket season, then go ahead and be offended and look like an idiot.

The reason why West Indies is featured? They are one of the strongest cricketing nations in the world and Australia is touring. The reason they hand the crowd fried chicken? Duh, it's KFC....they are eating fried chicken in every single one of their cricket ads. And as Betting mentioned, spectators at cricket matches in the West Indies really do know how to party.

Considering USA can't even figure out how to hold a cricket bat, let alone work out the rules, clearly this ad has NO relevance and was not going to be aired there anyway. KFC probably agreed to stop the ad because it has already run its 3,000 times and they have like 6 new commercials ready to go anyway.

Incidentally, one of the leading brands of cheese in Australia is COON cheese - supposedly the surname of the original cheese maker - it has no racist connotation in Australia and therefore it is not considered offensive.

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Posted in: Unruly passengers cause 2 flights to change course in U.S. See in context

Sucks for the people on these flights with them who may have had their plans messed up...

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Posted in: Student held for hitting girlfriend with rock, and trying to strangle her See in context

That's awful - I don't know what his punishment will be but surely he/his parents are gonna have to pay a lot of isharyou to the girl's family? If a girl's face is messed up they can order a huge compensation for her future suffering - lots more than if a guy's face gets messed up Flatearther -

I'm aware of parenting skills back home, too, but could honestly care less seeing as how I don't live there. How did this expression get so misused? If you "could care less" then it means that you care somewhat. The correct expression is "couldn't care less". Ta.

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Posted in: Asada secures Olympic berth at Japan nationals See in context

Correction - guess she was under 20 so could've had dual then selected Japanese

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Posted in: Asada secures Olympic berth at Japan nationals See in context

xxxxx you can't have dual nationality in Japan? Not officially, and you couldn't cover it up for an official event...

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Posted in: Palin says woman on ticket could help in 2012 See in context

Dare I say it- she is a more horrific prospect to me as US president than Bush is.

You've done so much with your degree, What State are you Governor of?

Excuse me, Sailwind, without having a clue what I do - personally I would want someone I feel is smarter and more qualified than I am to be my leader and make decisions for the country, not someone on my level or of uncertain ability. And my comment was more to her extremely right wing fundamental beliefs that I cannot believe a nation (or at least half of one) can support in a leader.

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Posted in: 7 sports make case for 2016 Olympic place See in context

Roller sports would be as silly as BMX racing - and it's hard enough already getting fair judging on artistic/subjective sports. Flammenwerfer- I agree and if 7s was an Olympic sport you can guarantee more countries would put up teams than those who have participated in the (expensive) world circuit. Think PNG, Wales, some more African nations...

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Posted in: Palin says woman on ticket could help in 2012 See in context

ONLY IN AMERICA would anyone even dream of a crazy woman who knows probably less about diplomacy than I or any of the other millions of political studies/international relations graduates in world, believes in outrageous things such as god created the world and thinks gay people are "sick", ever being elected as the leader of the nation.

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Posted in: Japan to be known as 'Samurai Japan' at WBC See in context

I don't see the problem with this name. Its better than the embarrassing names some other country's teams give themselves such as the "jillaroos" (ugh) and/or the "tall blacks".

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Posted in: The merry-go-round of 'Best' awards See in context

as the rest of the world sat back and wondered what next

Hmm probably only as the JT readership wondered "what next". I seriously doubt this would ever make news in any other country/forum.

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Posted in: Australia world’s top country brand; Japan ranked 9th See in context

Osakadaz- bound to change with the current yen/dollar situation. What a silly ranking.

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Posted in: Jetstar named CAPA Low Cost Carrier of the Year See in context

I'm not surprised - my return tickets for this Saturday cost all up AU$500 (5 man before the exchange rate when crazy). Go Jetstar! I'll happily take my own food for that price.

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Posted in: Izumi Mori wins 'Japan Make-up award' See in context

Hey don't be so tough about the dog cosmetics thing - could just be lost in translation, especially since in English "cosmetics" is defined as any product to care or beautify the skin, scalp or hair. So could just be a nice doggy shampoo range.

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Posted in: Bush says U.S. election sets example for budding democracies See in context

Bush said that the spirited campaign between McCain and front-runner, Democratic Sen Barack Obama, reflects a political competition that is an “essential part of a healthy democracy.”

I see it as the unfortunate and embarrassing part of USA democracy, but OK

ImperiumMondi -

i don't think that is what bush was saying.

Reading back, I suppose he didn't say it outright. But he did label it as "one of America’s greatest strengths.”

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Posted in: Diva's Dream Festa See in context

northlondon - i would hardly describe Thane as "attractive"

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Posted in: Bush says U.S. election sets example for budding democracies See in context

I am going to elaborate - off the racism comment. Still mystified how USA's election system is a "representative democracy". Only two people have a shot, those in States traditionally pro-Republican or pro-Democratic who want to vote the other way know their vote in hopeless and if you don't like either candidate, then you are really just out of luck. At least in my country, if you don't like the big guys, there are lots of little guys in there you can pick from AND it is almost guaranteed that some of the little guys will then get in to parliament and actually represent their voters. (case in point: Green party/Maori party). Granted, USA's system is nowhere near the worst hey it beats Zimbabwe's elections hands down - BUT it surely isn't a model the world should adopt.

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Posted in: Iraqi PM pushing idea that U.S. departure is in sight See in context

With Iranian sensitivities in mind, the Iraqis also want an explicit ban on the U.S. using Iraqi territory to attack its neighbors — a demand that was reinforced by last Sunday’s U.S. raid against a suspected al-Qaida hideout in Syria.

I think this is only fair.

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Posted in: Bali bombers await firing squad See in context

YangYong - in a country with the death penalty, letting them live is letting them off the hook. And its difficult in this case (no win situation) if they die, they become martyrs. If they live, they still have plenty of admirers. Scum.

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Posted in: Takeshi Kaneshiro disqualified from Taiwan film awards See in context

It really is time for dual nationality to be introduced...

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Posted in: Japan's burgeoning class: Working poor See in context

I enjoyed this article and many of the comments (not all). Especially Jean Colmar's - some persuasive arguments for socialism (note: DIFFERENT to communism)

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Posted in: Shatner upset Takei didn't invite him to wedding See in context

Sebarashii - that's how I read that particular quote, too. Denny Crane!! Love him. I don't even care if he is awful in real life- love him.

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Posted in: Singer-songwriter teaches Japanese kids the fun of learning English See in context

You know how they still publish the lyrics on the cover books for Japanese CDs - reading whilst listening, great way to learn Japanese/kanji. Although pity the lyrics are usually nothing special. So I can see why music might help. But I see him as more of a children's entertainer (Wiggles style) rather than an educator.

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Posted in: Yamada, Kusano show their 'Sleeping Beauty' routine See in context

For one, I am thankful not to have to trip over passionate kissers here there and everywhere

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