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Posted in: Swastika-wearing gunman kills 13 at Russian school See in context

lincolnmanToday  08:22 pm JST

Terrible, terrible....it's always the children....

I hope this is not some false-flag op by Putin to gin up more support for his debacle of a war in Ukraine....

Remember, he bombed his own apartment buildings in Moscow and blamed it on the Chechens...

I wouldn't put it past him to try a stunt like that. As for the school kids, being 'educated' to respect and worship a 'leader' is no education at all.

Stuck between a rock and a hard place. Very sad.

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Posted in: Pink Floyd founder cancels Poland concerts after war remarks See in context

The AvengerSep. 25  05:36 pm JST

Just to be clear Roger Waters is no longer a member of Pink Floyd and hasn't played with them since 2005.

The two remaining members of Pink Floyd, Nick Mason and David Gilmour, released a single in support of Ukraine relief earlier this year.

Pink Floyd broke up in 2006 but released their last album (of musical scraps, but still very good stuff) around 2012 or so. The name of this new single is 'Hey Hey Rise Up' and it's really that Ukrainian folkie singer backed up by two Pinkies. It's got that track and a live Pink Floyd track (from who knows what show or tour) as a 'B-side'. It's coming out about October 22, 2022 and I already preordered my copy.

Like David Bowie stated in 1984 while promoting the Band-Aid single, 'If you don't like it, you can always throw the single away. But you will have contributed, and you will have made a difference for relief'.

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Posted in: Japan’s biggest K-pop fans might just be senior citizens, survey shows See in context

HansSep. 23  08:01 pm JST

The K-pop industry is infested with rape and sexual favors, and the amount of gapjil puts even black companies to shame. I quit supporting the industry long ago.

Geebers. You get a humongous plastic boxey with a 4-track CD and cutesy postcard pictures of each of the lip-synching kiddies. This is so perverted, exploitational and sick.

I know SK can rock. I saw and met a wild-and-crazy K-punk/K-rock/K-noise (on the order of say Sonic Youth) band consisting of a male guitarist and a female drummer a la White Stripes. This band is styled as '57' (pronounced as 'oh chill') and they really stunned and rocked the house DOWN! They were totally innovative, electric and WICKED!!! No cutesy-wutsey stuff here, they totally kicked out the jams - brutha!

I've already mentioned about the j-rockers I've seen and met in the clubs. And Korea has its share of rock bands too and we need to hear them.

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Posted in: NASA gears up to deflect asteroid, in key test of planetary defense See in context

rcchSep. 25  08:10 pm JST

Today  01:45 pm JST

“ Rest assured, this will be nothing like that godawful unrealistic 1979 movie 'Meteor' starring Brian Keith. Phoenix will be safe. That movie stunk to the high heavens. And so did 'Armageddon' from 1998. “

Oh, you’re one of those anti-Armageddon people(?) ; one of the best decisions I’ve made was to never take that movie seriously; it’s one of the coolest, most entertaining movies of all time. Yes, it’s a ridiculous movie, but it’s one h-ll of a ride. Lots of great quotes too. And, of course, as you all know, NASA actually studied the possibility of blowing the c-rp out of an asteroid; nothing’s impossible. :)

Good for you. But there's so many people who DO take Hollywood as gospel, no matter how far-fetched it is. When I saw all three omen movies on San Francisco KRON-TV on Halloween week 1987, there were some people who took it seriously verbatim. But truth is stranger/different from fiction. We've had an antichrist in our modern times but his name isn't Damien, it's Donald.

Top Gun: Maverick is way too unrealistic but those armchair generals whining about the Afghanistan flop got their geeky fantasies satisfied.

And NASA has been studying the possibility of blowing up an asteroid, no doubt we can (at least a smaller one). But Armageddon was just a cliche-ridden pile of puke riding on the notoriety of the real true-to-life apparitions of two extremely bright comets - Hyakutake in 1996 and Hale-Bopp in 1996-1997. And early in the year 1998, a junk movie. A trend-chasing exercise of sorts.

BTW, a very bright comet NEOWISE graced our skies in 2020. No movie has been made riding on the sensation of that one yet for obvious reasons.

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Posted in: Texas vow to 'eliminate all rapists' rings hollow at clinics See in context

wallaceToday  07:23 am JST

What sort of man thinks he will eliminate rape and incest?

"Eight out of 10 cases of rape are committed by someone known to the victim, according to Department of Justice data shared by the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network, or RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization. Among child and teen victims, that rate is even higher at 93%. Most of these crimes are not perpetrated by unknown assailants, as Abbott’s statement suggests by characterizing rapists on “the streets.”

Texas has one of the highest rape rates.

Abbott is a dork. He has no clue what rape truly is or its effects or any of its factors. Besides, he's always been a yes-man to Trump who technically made rape and incest look OK.

Kurumazaka2.1Today  11:55 am JST

Rape is, and already was, a crime punishable by long prison sentences. It still happens. Claiming it will be eliminated because of the TX abortion law in dishonesty of the highest order. Man, I hope you guys are just trolling. Nobody can be that dumb.

The MAGA followers are.

Awa no GaijinToday  08:54 am JST

Stopping rape in Texas is impossible.

A ridiculous pipe dream

Chewing on Jimson's weed a lot again.

MAGA sheep believe everything they're told. And they would believe this too. And I have some good property on Enceladus (one of the many moons of Saturn) to sell you too. Cheap.

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Posted in: More kids showing signs of premature aging See in context

How about looking at the physical conditions of all those Hispanic children kidnapped and placed in those filthy concentration camps for three years and see what conditions they're in?

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Posted in: Tokyo tightens security for Abe's funeral See in context

TokyoJoeToday  07:30 am JST

Shameful use of our money

So many CoVid vaccines could've been made and distributed with those yen. In Japan and elsewhere.

borschtToday  11:28 am JST

The Police are there to protect foreign VIP but a foreigner didn't kill a foreign VIP resulting in this Abe-mask-esque charade. A Japanese person killed a Japanese politician.

They did the same with Aum Shinrikyo. Japanese-based terrorists lead to the police checking foreigners' IDs.

It only makes sense in that regard. The Aum Shinrikyo killed a lot of bystanders with sarin gas in the Tokyo subways in 1995. And you never know what other bunch of yo-yos might try something. Maybe the yaks.

blueToday  10:57 am JST

@Artbooks

*And the President of France and and the PM of Australia and PM of India and many others.*

Ex-president of France (Sarkozy got the boot back in...2012).

He's one of the "Ex"es from Huffpost's list such as UK's Theresa May, Italy's Renzi or Australia's Abbott and Howard

Usually, ex-Presidents of the USA would go to events like this. Bush 43, Carter, Obama aren't attending? Of course, nobody would invite Diaper Donald. He would use the occasion to defect in order to escape justice.

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Posted in: Russia's call-up splits EU; Ukraine says it shows weakness See in context

Haaa NemuiToday  11:27 am JST

Why is Russia calling up so many, when it could simply Nuke Ukraine out of existence ?

Nuking Ukraine would also mean the end for Russia. No winners. Russia's only win in this is to call everything off... but that would also show the Russian people exactly how much of a loser Putin is and how much he has failed them.

Reagan/Bush 1 + Gorbachev buried the Cold War hatchet in late 1989. They all knew that a nuclear war is unwinnable. Besides, we now have the weapon technology of cyberwar and Russia sure has been waging that on so many countries over the years. They installed TreasonTrump into the WH by that manner, that's right Virginia. They overthrew the U.S.A. in 2016.

And they employed the same techniques on Ukraine before launching a physical assault, but the Ukrainians were ready and they're giving the Russian Army hell. And Putin has mud all over his face now!

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Posted in: Russia's call-up splits EU; Ukraine says it shows weakness See in context

JROToday  07:25 am JST

More than doubling your fighting force is a sign of weakness? Really? More a sign of resolve to get the job done.

It's a show of weakness in a sense that it was never planned to happen, they called it a special operation and kept their official losses to the hundreds, just so they could pass it off to Russians that they were liberating Ukraine and that the Ukraine people wanted them there. This is Putins last resort, he knows this will be extremely unpopular, but it's all he can do, if he leaves Ukraine without anything he can pass of as a victory, he is as good as dead.

Poor Puddy-Pie. He thought it would be all wrapped up by now. Now it's the autumn season and the sanctions are already kicking in. It's Rosh Hoshana today and I don't think any Jewish soldiers are happy today. And the Christmas season is coming up in a few months, nobody wants to spend those days dodging bullets from Ukrainian guerillas in a city - do they?

Bob FosseToday  07:25 am JST

More than doubling your fighting force is a sign of weakness? Really? 

Obviously. It’s a sign that Russia have achieved little in 6 months and suffered huge losses.

Even Russians can see this now. It’s exceedingly odd that you cant.

More body bags, caskets, MIAs, defections. And now Putin is calling more Russian men into doing what the army has been doing and messing up at. The Russian civilians are pissed, they don't want to get injured or die in a non-defensive war. It is unwarranted, they ain't defending themselves from the armies of Napoleon or Hitler and they know it.

Ukraine says it shows weakness

'Ukraine says', Ukraine KNOWS.

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Posted in: Pink Floyd founder cancels Poland concerts after war remarks See in context

Kobe White Bar OwnerToday  10:53 am JST

@englisc aspyrgend

Today 07:10 am JST

Just because you can play a musical instrument doesn’t mean you have an intellectual grasp of geopolitics or won’t fall for russian fascist propaganda.

Pink Floyd’s music I love, these imbecilic remarks are just that.

Love the Floyd too but waters has always been a tool.

Recently Waters claimed that Taiwan has been part of China since 1947 (?) and when asked about the CCP and Mao, Waters actually defended Mao! And Mao murdered millions!

BTW, a charity single is coming out next month. It's a Ukrainian folk-rock singer who joined the Uke Army and he's singing a local folk song in his language. Since it has Gilmour and Mason backing him up, it's been released as a 'Pink Floyd' project f/ what's-his-name and proceeds go to the war relief.

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Posted in: Elton John sings at White House See in context

TokyoLivingSep. 24  02:42 pm JST

Elton John on Friday sang at the White House at the invitation of President Joe Biden, after declining invitations from his predecessor Donald Trump.

About 2,000 guests were invited to the event, including activists, LGBTQ campaigners, nurses, teachers and others. Also in attendance were Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and former tennis champion and activist Billie Jean King..

Hard blow to the trumpist awnings..

In the White House, great and illustrious world-famous figures who represent all the things that Trumpism hates were gathered in a great celebration..

trump hates everyone, even himself.

Honestly, the average American could care less if Biden brings in some famous or once famous musician. Obama and Biden (less so) love Hollywood and celebrities, that’s ok, that’s their choice, but for the average American this will slip under their radar.

Normally, yes. But the USA has a real POTUS once again. That makes all the difference.

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Posted in: Rare footage of Beatles' 1966 visit to Japan to be screened in censored form See in context

Lord DartmouthSep. 24  12:19 pm JST

This was 56 years ago, and they're blurring out faces of citizens'? I can't believe what I've just read.

They didn't have such a problem when Cheap Trick had their legendary Budokan shows in April 1978.

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Posted in: NASA gears up to deflect asteroid, in key test of planetary defense See in context

Rest assured, this will be nothing like that godawful unrealistic 1979 movie 'Meteor' starring Brian Keith. Phoenix will be safe. That movie stunk to the high heavens. And so did 'Armageddon' from 1998.

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Posted in: Stressed out, burned out and dropping out: Why U.S. teachers are leaving the classroom See in context

plasticmonkeyToday  01:02 pm JST

Critical race theory, along with perverse sexual material, unsuitable for elementary to middle schoolers, is also part of curriculum.

Absolutely false.

Propagandic crap. And most sex ed and drug ed in America is just pitiful and outdated. As for 'CRT', most of our history books are full of it. Christopher Columbus didn't 'discover' anything, and he did nothing good or beneficial. It's time to can the lies. The past few years have shown that the old teaching ways are worthless. Turn the tables and burn the fables.

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Posted in: The controversy over Abe's state funeral See in context

tooheysnewToday  06:44 am JST

Unbelievably costing more than the Queen’s funeral.

Someone is making money here

Isn't a private funeral enough?

GodanToday  01:25 pm JST

Many in the LDP wish to make it sound like Abe died as a martyr and they see this state funeral as the first step in his canonization.

It would not surprise me in the least to hear is one day worshipped as "St. Abe of the Moonies."

The Moonies are supposed to be just a church, which is supposed to be seperate from the state. they need to MYOB, but since they're a CULT they can't.

And having a state funeral for Abe would be similar to recognizing the Moonies as legit, which they AIN'T.

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Posted in: North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan See in context

And I don't think Kimmy's screaming stunt is going to impress VP Kamala either.

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Posted in: North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan See in context

**(*****CORRECTION****)**

Fighto!Today  09:08 am JST

Little Rocket Man trying to stay relevant.

No one outside of his rat-hole country is scared of the tiny man.

Awwww, he's got NO friends. He just wants to get attention from the Yanks. He's not impressing anyone here.

MarkToday  10:23 am JST

Little kim must be desperate.

He wants us to think he's Michael Jackson - 'I'm BAD, I'm BAD! You know it! And the whole world has to answer right now, everybody's gonna say -'Who's BAD?'.

You're not, Kimbo.

Michael MachidaToday  10:40 am JST

*So basically these DICTATORS want to rule the world but because America and it's allies are in their backyards, cannot. And then they blame America for doing what they do. Childish and absolutely men of no character, intelligence, *and all have bad hair styles.

Do you remember Slodoban Milosevic of Serbia and Montenegro? He destroyed Yugoslavia with his genocides, wars and abuses. Terrible hair style too. Not to mention Traitortrump's atrocious toupee.

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Posted in: North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan See in context

Fighto!Today  09:08 am JST

Little Rocket Man trying to stay relevant.

No one outside of his rat-hole country is scared of the tiny man.

Awwww, he's got friends. He just wants to get attention from the Yanks. He's not impressing anyone here.

MarkToday  10:23 am JST

Little kim must be desperate.

He wants us to think he's Michael Jackson - 'I'm BAD, I'm BAD! You know it! And the whole world has to answer right now, everybody's gonna say -'Who's BAD?'.

You're not, Kimbo.

Michael MachidaToday  10:40 am JST

So basically these DICTATORS want to rule the world but because America and it's allies are in their backyards, cannot. And then they blame America for doing what they do. Childish and absolutely men of no character, intelligence, and all have bad hair styles.

Do you remember Slodoban Milosevic of Serbia and Montenegro? He destroyed Yugoslavia with his genocides, wars and abuses. Terrible hair style too. Not to mention Traitortrump's disgusting toupee.

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Posted in: Q&A: James Cameron on the return of 'Avatar' See in context

NemoSep. 21  08:00 am JST

The movie that’s so bad, it makes you want to root for the colonizers.

An unoriginal piece of trash. It made my cliche meter/BS detector go off on overload and I had to toss it into a dumpster before it blew up. I hated every minute of it.

Tom SanSep. 21  11:18 am JST

The first one was bad enough.

And after 13 years there's just more of this swill. About as idiotic, unoriginal and unnecessary as 'Top Gun: Maverick'. You couldn't PAY me to see this garbage.

Para SitiusSep. 21  05:39 pm JST

It was the poster child for the 3D craze at the time, plus the tickets were that bit more expensive then normal flat screen viewing which bumped up the box office total. I didn't bother with the movie until it turned up on Sky Movies, it looked pretty but it wasn't a very good film in my opinion.

Good luck to Cameron but there is a distinct lack of any interest from the general public from what I've observed to date so far.

Advancements in cinema technology do not a good movie make, esp. if the storyline is a total rip-off of so many sci-fi AND science facts.

Maybe the public will finally wise up and stop being sheep for all the unoriginal insipid doo-doo. I can only hope.

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Posted in: Electric planes are coming: Short-hop regional flights could be running on batteries in a few years See in context

Stephen ChinSep. 23  04:58 pm JST

Electric planes? The Greatest idea! If batteries are too heavy why not use the great ENERGY that exists in the SUN ? And in them WIND? There is PLENTY energy at 40,000 feet up in the blue sky!

Too many of my military cohorts have sacrificed themselves to the gods of oil and gasoline and I am sick of it. It's time for better and cleaner energy.

smithinjapanSep. 23  10:51 pm JST

They'll still find a way to slap on a fuel tax, I have no doubt.

Taxman, he's a thief. He's looking for a run-in. Yeah.

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Posted in: Ex-KAT-TUN singer Tanaka goes on trial for drug possession See in context

Flight DeckSep. 23  11:28 pm JST

Who exactly did he harm to deserve such punishment?

He's participating in, enabling, and contributing to the continued operation of an "industry" that has killed untold numbers of people around the world and has destroyed so many lives.

And he's done so repeatedly, presumably with the idea that as a famous celebrity, he's somehow above the law.

Nobody is above the law.

BungleSep. 23  04:56 pm JST

This dude is going to be found comatose in a flophouse with a needle in his arm and a midget blowing coke up his rear if he is not careful.

Down with drugs!

And this isn't just a case of alcohol or weed either. This is heavy hard stuff, dangerous stuff that can kill you.

Drugs Suck.

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Posted in: U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea for joint drills See in context

When Washington does not trust an officer in command they are immediately removed from duty. Your assertions are therefore complete rubbish.

Officers who screw up and/or misconduct often get sent to remote commands so far off nobody will ever know what goes on there. They get removed from the 'main network' and get sent to remote commands where nobody hears from them again.

Exercises serve at least two useful purposes, building interoperability between allies and sending a clear message to the slave state in the north.

It certainly does and it's simply normal routine exercises between military allies. Xi and Kimbo can 'WAH' all they want to but that's most much they can do about it. It's in international waters. Sulk, crybabies. Sulk.

NemoSep. 23  06:27 pm JST

Golly,

If only the USN had strategic thinkers who could consider the threats to an aircraft carrier battle group as well as an embittered former Marine.

Oh wait, they do.

In fact it has people with better info, up to date tech, and better educations (and judgment, but I digress.)

A carrier battle group can wage an air + sea war all by itself. I refer to the Libya wars of 1986 and 2011, the Bosnia War, the Kosovo War, the ISIS War (mostly) and a few others. No ground forces. And they can commend it up within a minute's notice. Many of our wars are getting more advanced in that way. Also, cyberwar too.

The one biggest ugly factor is that it has resulted in wars being 'harmless' entertainment for the armchair general American public. Something to get mesmerized to the boob tube for. Yippy-yippy-yi-yi-yay and all that neanderthal crap.

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Posted in: Celebrities coming back to White House after Trump drought See in context

Therefore, since Trump is a usurper who stands for everything America stands for, would YOU want to play at the WH for him

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The word should be 'against' - against everything America ever stands for.

ClippetyClopToday  01:03 am JST

Trump was quite happy to nick their music for his Nazi-style rallies, and then when they asked him to stop associating their music with his toxic politics he got a bit wokely offended and said he never liked them anyway.

Nobody sponsors Trump. Even his lawyers work pro bono, although they don't know that yet.

The Rolling Stones, Village People, Neil Young, the estates of Tom Petty and Prince, others sued his butt for that. And REM had some very strong words to say to him from the start.

Yet he said he never liked them in the first place. Typical bratty behavior and trash talk. Typical 'nyah nyah nyah'. Sass sass sass-sass-sass. I can't see how anyone can respect a guy like this. he sure doesn't deserve any respect, that's for sure.

NemoToday  03:21 pm JST

Nobody of any notoriety wanted anything to do with the former guy.

It’s nice that it’s returning to normal.

I guess you could call it 'normal' again. Most of the time, I wouldn't even consider this to be newsworthy at all. I didn't care two hoots when Sir Paul McCartney played at the WH when Obama was there. Fine, go ahead and do so. That's not news. Same for when George Harrison met Gerald Ford way back when.

But Obama was just one of many Presidents the USA has had. Just like Gerald Ford and the rest. That all changed when Trumpster took over. Trump is/was no President. And his ill-mannered, immature and obnoxious demeanor makes him unworthy to visit or even associate yourself with. I wouldn't want to be in the same person with that person.

StrangerlandSep. 22  10:51 pm JST

Oh, that's a relief! What would we do without THE CELEBRITIES????

The point isn't that the celebrities are there - they always were. The point is that now there is a president who is actually worthy of respect as a human being, they are able to come back. the whole point is about how worthless as a president Trump was, that he alienated culture from wanting to perform for him.

Well, except Ted Nugent of course.

That's the key word - CULTURE. Would you want to perform for or have anything to do with such a boorish uncultured unprincipled egotistical Caligula loudmouth lummox like him? I wouldn't. And I don't blame the others either. It's also a matter of principal and standing up for something as well as standing up against what you know is wrong. Sorry for the rant, thanks for reading this.

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Posted in: Australian lawmakers pay tribute to queen, discuss republic See in context

Awa no GaijinToday  12:33 pm JST

All the commonwealth colonial countries and territories should become Republics if they choose.

The Aussie butt-kicking rock'n'rollers said it back in the late 90s:

'We're free

So free

To secede'

DAMN IT, DO IT!

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Posted in: New 007 to 'serve king and country' as producers vow to keep Bond 'fresh' See in context

> tooheysnewSep. 22  08:23 am JST

If they do go woke then they will destroy another great franchise. 

indeed, don’t mess with James Bond !

Ian Fleming himself has said that James Bond is a British Secret Service Agent who is an adventurous sex-craved jerk. That's the thrill of the character he created, and it should not be toyed with, ever. He's not a role model and is not to be taken seriously.

Many women I knew (and dated) in college knew this and just took it is - entertainment. James Bond Agent 007 is just meant to entertainment, like the superheroes and STAR WARS and STAR TREK characters whose franchises have become hosed up beyond hope by the PC/woke crowd who don't know what fun is.

indeed, don’t mess with James Bond !

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Posted in: Celebrities coming back to White House after Trump drought See in context

saying he didn't think it was appropriate for someone with British heritage to play at the swearing-in of an American president.

Sir EJ was just being roundabout and nice guy about it. the point is this - remember 'SUN CITY'? It was a cultural ban started up by Little Steven, U2, Peter Gabriel, Kirtis Blow, Rolling Stones, Run-DMC, Hall and Oates and more. It was a REFUSAL to play at the Sun City resort (or anywhere else in South Africa) because of that land's policy of apartheid. They would not perform in that country due to its totalitarian racist dictatorship. As far back as the 60s the Beatles had vacationed there but didn't like what apartheid does and they refused to tour there. It got to be that touring in such an oppressive land like that was actually accepting apartheid. SA paid huge sums of money to Queen, Rod Stewart, EJ, Julio iglesis, Linda Ronstadt and others to play there.

During the 21st century certain stars performed in Qaddafy's Libya and it was taken as approving his terroristic shenanigans and personality cult. Mariah Carey, Beyonce and others were paid big money to play there, and technically legitimatize Qaddafy's rule. Sting got flak for performing in totalitarian Uzbekistan.

Therefore, since Trump is a usurper who stands for everything America stands for, would YOU want to play at the WH for him? Would you want to perform for this evil criminal antichrist who has such a seething hatred for humanity? For somebody so egotistical, violent and immature? I sure as hell wouldn't! I wouldn't ANY association whatsoever with such a fascist clod. No way, Jose. NEVER.

You got to make a stand for something and I could/would never perform for a fascist.

It wasn't just in music. Sports teams boycotted the American Fuehrer. The Kentucky Derby champ stated, 'If I wanted to see a horse's ass, I would've made sure I made second place!'. Well said.

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Posted in: Ex-KAT-TUN singer Tanaka goes on trial for drug possession See in context

the singer had shown regret for his actions, and urged him to seek help in order to stay off drugs.

> Those places ‘arrest’ drug addicts, put them in rehab, counseling, even find them jobs. I.e. treat them like sick people.

They treat a health problem, with the health-care system. It's the intelligent way to manage drug use.

So many still push the outdated idea that the prison system can somehow fix a health issue:

This no hoper re-offending drug fiend must be sentenced for some hard time in prison.

Tanaka sounds like Scott Weiland, formerly of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. He kept on going into rehab, revolving door. Sometimes he just plain walked out on it. You need to be willing to help yourself as well and apparently, he didn't give a damn.

He started up a solo career with a new band and a CD to tour for. During that tour he consumed a cocktail mix of really rotten drugs and died while enroute to the next tour stop, in exactly the same manner that Hank Williams Sr. drank himself to death.

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Posted in: Japan oil giant Eneos says misconduct against woman led to CEO resignation See in context

Sugimori's abrupt departure was announced Aug 12, with the company citing "personal reasons"

Yeah, he's sorry he got caught and he knows he's a jerk.

dbsaiyaSep. 22  07:48 am JST

Allowing these people to resign means they collect their hefty severance package. They should be canned, no package on their way out the door.

Now this lunkhead gets a severance package, a going-away party, maybe retirement + benefits and a slap on the back. Bye bye, abusive jerk.

PTownsendSep. 22  12:52 pm JST

people have come to take their questionable behavior in both official and private settings as a sign of a lack of leadership skills.

I agree and believe many people think that kind of behavior is a sign of poor leadership skills, except perhaps the extremists who want 'strongman' leadership, people who think virtues are for the weak, people who want their leader to be a narcissistically impaired.sociopath willing to set loose his forces to grab land and resources for him to control.

After the grossly sexist (amongst other disgusting traits) of a certain notorious person in America, maybe this is a call to the world that women everywhere shouldn't have to take this crap anymore. Maybe.

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Posted in: Tokyo civil servant reported for eating ice cream in front of convenience store See in context

BroncoToday  07:22 am JST

There's a segment of humanity that constantly berates others and sticks there nose in other people's business.

Don't do this... Don't do that... tighten up your mask... hey your showing too much leg ... etc.

MYOB.

wallaceToday  07:30 am JST

Less important the snitching and even lesser important to write an article about it. A gossip.

This must be taught to all the boys and girls. Don't be a snitch. Don't be a tattler.

Nobody likes a tattler.

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Posted in: Russian draft prompts exodus by some men as air fares jump See in context

Bob FosseToday  08:34 am JST

“Russian state-owned pollsters say that more than 70% of Russians support what the Kremlin calls the "special military operation", though polling leaked in July showed an even split between those who wanted to fighting to stop or continue.”

Half of Russians are against this war. From a Russian state owned poll. Remember that next time the usuals try to tell us Russians support putin.

A new 'Vietnam' for Russians. And if men in their 40s and 50s are getting draft notices, I hope they don't stand for this at all. They're at the age they can remember Afghanistan 1979-1989 and how it sucked up Soviet resources and manpower (just like it has American in this century), and they can remember the Chechan wars of the 90s-00s which were devasting too.

Putin has over the years put the Russian Army into many conflicts trying to become a 21st Century Czar. And it has only benefitted himself. Nobody else.

If he really is trying to draft all these men, I hope they rebel. This Ukraine war and the resulting UN sanctions are a total screw-up of the 5th magnitude. Since Gorbachev recently died and many Russians (and others) remember the promises that were broken after the Cold War era, I hope the Russians take the time to recall those times and get rid of Pudding-Head soon. The recent wave of 'building jumps' and this draft shows that he is desperate now. How about showing this oaf the DOOR?

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