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Posted in: Ed Sheeran crowned No. 1 UK artist of the decade See in context

JimizoDec. 12 05:01 pm JSTHe writes, plays and performs.

Fair play to him.

He is better than that stupid UK phenom of the 90s - the Spice Girls. As George Harrison put it: 'the best you can say about them is that you always watch their video wit the sound turned down'.

Alex80Dec. 13 02:59 am JST@Ah_so: I see some decent names there, like Bruce Springsteen and others. Today it's impossible to find something decent.

If it weren't for the 'indy' artists I find on the net, there'd be nothing to listen to today. However, there are some good new acts but the charts do not reflect what people want to hear, and radio programmers are chicken.

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Posted in: YouTube bans 'implied' threats See in context

There's been Islamophobic BS on YouTube, indicating that Islam is a race, not a religion. That kind of crap induces violence just like Nazi rhetoric does about Jews. There's no place for that and it isn't called for.

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Posted in: Trump on brink of impeachment as U.S. House committee approves charges See in context

it was said that if Nixon found innocent he gets all his time back. Might work for Trump too as you gave basically stolen his entire Presidency by trying to impeach him before he even started.

That's because Russian cyberhacking and his gross immaturity, bullying, refusal to accept an election defeat and crime record told everything!

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Posted in: Japanese, Korean, Chinese: Which language is the easiest to learn? See in context

I have several Japanese CDs of rock'n'roll music. Some of them come with bonus tracks, a plus! I enjoy looking at the booklet essays and lyric translations. Some English words have no counterpart in or just do not exist in Japanese and it's fun to 'compare'.

I also have a Taiwanese CD copy of 'The Long Run' by the Eagles released in 1979. It has Chinese characters on the cover and in the booklet and I can't even try to read anything there! It's tougher.

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Posted in: Abe says he is not thinking about 4th term as LDP head See in context

Whether or not if Abe is as crooked as some of you say he is, he should get out of the business. Running for a 4th term is way too long for anybody. Time for him to go.

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Posted in: Polanski blames Weinstein and says media 'making me a monster' See in context

Sorry Roman, but you - like Weinstein are a sex offender and you even admitted that you are a pervert yourself. The media didn't make you a monster, you did. You're just like Weinstein and R Kelly because your actions SHOW IT. No sympathies for any of these devils.

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Posted in: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi's defense of army puzzles former admirers See in context

WolfpackDec. 13 11:01 pm JSTShe was considered Alt Left when she was in the opposition.

When Myanmar was 'Burma' they had the totalitarian Burmese Way to Socialism. That was overthrown by the SLORC which was totalitarian and even more brutal and they jailed Aung San Suu Kyi. Then she heads a new government for Myanmar but it's the same oppressive totalitarian brutality and internal violence no matter what they say.

Aung San Suu Kyi is now looking out for herself and she is committing genocide and 'ethnic cleansing' against the Rohingya. And some of those people aren't Muslim but Hindu, but does it matter?

Hitler had his thing against Jews. Milosevic did it to Muslims, especially in Bosnia and Kosovo. Hutu Power in Rwanda did it to Tutsis. Trump is doing it to Hispanics, etc.

There's NO justifying or excusing or defending any of these actions.

Human rights activists like Bob Geldof, U2, and others have protested. Human rights organizations and the Canadian government withdrew honors they awarded to her. She is a totalitarian murderess.

The Hague council should arrest her ass for crimes against humanity and never let her come back home.

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Posted in: Johnson says he has won a big mandate for Brexit See in context

CrazyJoeDec. 13 01:31 pm JST"Divide and conquer" has always been a highly effective political strategy, but I am afraid that the British people will be very regretful of this choice to allow it to work this time that they have made today.

> JimizoDec. 13 03:18 pm JSTGod help the poor and needy.

We need something more real and practical than that. People helping out at their local food banks could be a start.

The Tories are off the leash and Johnson’s utter contempt for the less well off is sickening. A moral degenerate from the same Bullingdon swamp that gave us Cameron and Osborne.

I'm not very knowledgable about UK politics but Bozo and his utter contempt and total lack of maturity makes me sick too. He seems like a 21st century male Maggie Thatcher to me, only more churlish and boorish - and stupid. And since Trump loves him so much, that says volumes too. This 'Bozo the Clown' looks like a real party-pooper to me. God help the Brits, they're in seriously bad shape again.

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Posted in: Japanese, Korean, Chinese: Which language is the easiest to learn? See in context

I know some veterans who served in Asia and I've known many in college too. Writing wise Korean looks easiest since they use an alphabet. Japanese wouldn't be tough to learn if it wasn't for its writing, at least that's the indication I get. Still, kanji and hiragana are greatly simplified compared to the Chinese pictogram/ideogram writing system and there's not as many characters to learn. IOW, once you know them, you know them.

Chinese looks very complicated in every way - verbally, written, syntax, everything. You have to be exact in tone, stress, sound and in character writing or you're really saying something else. Mandarin and Cantonese and the other dialects are so complex. There are literally thousands of symbols to learn here. There are many ignorant ideas and stupid juvenile racist jokes about the Chinese language in America but the fact is that it's so complicated and if your first language is a European one then with learning Chinese you have a tremendous challenge on your hands.  

Pukey2 Think Arabic

I know veterans who served in the Middle East and they tell me that despite the 'funny' looking alphabet Arabic really isn't as hard as it looks. You never can tell.

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Posted in: Most people in Japan know acronym LGBT but understanding limited: survey See in context

Burning BushDec. 12 07:26 am JSTWhy are QIA (Queer, Intersex, Asexual) people omitted from the acronym.

You shouldn’t deny their identity!

> JonathanJoDec. 13 05:41 am JSTLGBTQIA - a really bad hand for scrabble players. 

There's also a second 'Q' for 'questioning', which leads to 'LGBTQ+' or something like that. These people are a minority and always will be due to nature but they shouldn't be persecuted or mistreated. Many gay, lesbian, etc. people have contributed greatly to humanity and that can't be denied or ignored. God doesn't create junk.

Zoologists have found that homosexuality exists in a few animal species too, which only goes to show that it's not a choice or 'lifestyle'.

YubaruDec. 12 11:11 am JSTWould be so much easier to simply call them "gay" rather than LGBTQR2D2+++++.

Why the need to call "them" anything other than by their name?

Good point - 'R2D2'. We're not at that point yet, even though we now have bionic organs.

GarthgoyleDec. 12 11:34 am JSTWhy the need to call "them" anything other than by their name?

Totally agree to that.

And if you ran into the character 'Ziggy Stardust' who hails from a planet where all the people are asexual beings, you'd just 'Ziggy played guitar'.

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Posted in: Ex-police officer sentenced to death for killing wife, 2 young children See in context

The role and career of a police officer is to protect the public from crime and harm. A good cop knows the ins and outs of the law too but that's no excuse for one to use his/her status or profession as a tool to commit an offense like this. There are laws even a cop can't break, no one is above the law.

This guy gives cops a bad name. Between now and his hanging, whenever that will be - he will have time to consider the potentials he had in his career and how he wasted for his selfish ambitions.

Don't feel sorry for this criminal at all. He blew it.

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Posted in: Musician Sting lauded for work to defend the Amazon as death toll rises See in context

Bravo, Sting! You and Peter Gabriel both deserve honors for your humanitarianism. I've seen you solo once, PG solo once and both of you together live 3 years ago.

Congratulations, Gordon Michael Sumner.

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Posted in: Russia banned from Olympics but door open to Tokyo Games for athletes as 'neutrals' See in context

Another slap onto Putin. He and his government don't play fair in anything. Look at their cyberwar actions lately.

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Posted in: Boris Johnson faces toughest test in election See in context

zichiToday 02:26 pm JSTBozo the public school twot needs a sucker punch with a sharp right jab

'Bozo' is a very apt nickname for him. He looks and behaves like a total dufus moron. and he even does that 'Jesus Christ Pose' like Traitortrump does. I can't see how anyone in the UK can take this guy seriously by now.

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Posted in: Trump 4th U.S. president to face impeachment as Democrats unveil charges See in context

Black SabbathToday 07:16 am JSTStrangerland

Trump is getting impeached because he abused used the power of the presidency for his benefit and the detriment of the America.

I barely remember Nixon but he resigned, implying his guilt - and he was caught on tape red-handed. Clinton was impeached for something stupid that Newt Gingrich and other Congressmen have admitted to and / or have been caught doing themselves.

Donald Trump has been committing impeachable offenses every single day since Putin put him in the WH. He is far worse than Nixon and Clinton combined, many times over - exponentially.

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Posted in: 2019: the year gene therapy came of age See in context

Sickle cell anemia is a bad disorder, almost a death sentence. It mostly affects Black people and its affected usually don't live long. Victoria Gray is 34 and she may a pioneer in the total elimination of this disease.

I remember as a 17-year-old the retired dentist Barney Clark getting the first artificial heart. Medical advances are wonderful, making our lives longer.

It can happen.

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Posted in: 6 killed in New Jersey shootout, including police officer See in context

Another day for you and me in Paradise. Wayne LaPierre, are you giggling again? Does this make you happy?

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Posted in: At 50, 'Sesame Street' still going strong -- and big honor awaits See in context

Sesame Street makes learning the 'basics' and education FUN! it also teaches kids to respect each other as equals. I grew up with it and it's good for all of us. I saw a French language version of this on Montreal TV and they were using puppets with ZZ Top beards to teach kids about the letter 'Z'. Cool!

Viva Sesame Street! God Bless Sesame Street!

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Posted in: ‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois dies at 79 See in context

Wow. I remember this fella from all the above mentioned films and TV series except the MASH movie (I'm too young). A very versatile and flexible actor. Now here's a role model for all actors - this guy could be practically anyone in the universe! That's talent, folks! RIP Rene, Hollywood sorely needs many more guys like you.

And while we're mourning, the puppeteer behind Big Bird in Sesame Street has also died. He was 85. RIP.

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Posted in: Hollywood needs to be reformed, says Harvey Keitel See in context

Masterpiece of understatement! Every year - summer, Christmas Day, whatever Hollyweird keeps on pushing on insipid dumbed-down garbage on us - thinking we're stupid sheep and I am violently SICK of it.

The last Cineplex movie I saw was the remade/remodeled/remastered rerelease of 'Yellow Submarine', a wonderful psychedelic trip-out for all ages. Mothers brought their children to this and had them pose for selfies at the neon posters. Now that is culture and good clean fun for all ages.

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Posted in: North Korea threatens to resume calling Trump ‘dotard’ See in context

lincolnman

Dec. 6 04:37 pm JST

Hey, dotard is a compliment compared to what his own staff calls him....."Idiot, Moron, Dope, Kindergartner, with the understanding of a fifth grader".....

Better than the truth too - "Pervert, draft-dodger, con-man, white supremacist, hate-monger, Putin-lover"....

OssanAmerica

Dec. 6 06:36 pm JST

Indeed. Many Americans call him much worse. "Dotard" is nothing.

How about 'quisling', 'molester', 'Caligula', 'Hitler' and many many MANY more names too numerous and too ugly to write here?

Trump the Ill-Mannered Brat: 'Mo-ooooomeeee! Kim is calling me names again! Waaaaaaaah!'.

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Posted in: 4 killed in failed robbery shootout in Florida See in context

nandakandamandaDec. 6 03:58 pm JSTIs this story ammo for the pro- or anti-gun lobby?

oldman_13Dec. 6 05:21 pm JSTGuns guns guns, the American way.

Let's see if that American loudmouth NRA jackass pushes this as a fear factor to solicit more NRA support money, like he has been doing for over 30 years. He's a criminal just these robbers.

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Posted in: Could life insurance go up in smoke for some vapers? See in context

They say, they say. Can anyone believe what the US government or media says, with a criminal traitor/molester/kidnapper;/rapist/Caligula regime that cares nothing about the American public? The internet itself is always badmouthing bananas, or pushing some kooky fad or some stupid idea via Photoshopped pictures and outrageous outright lies. And they've making vaping look cool, too.

Sounds like another Orwellian excuse to con people out of their money to me. Disgusting.

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Posted in: Uber says it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault in U.S. in 2018 See in context

oldman_13Dec. 6 11:55 pm JSTYou get what you pay for.

Convenience at cost of safety. You don't hear of traditional and regulated yellow cab type taxi drivers assaulting and raping their customers.

You need to wake up, it's worse than you think. Rape/sex assault is everywhere. Do you pay a child care center to have their employees mess with your kid? Do you go church/synagogue/mosque/temple to have your kid molested? I hope not.

Uber is meant to be a service. And yes, cab drivers also rape (a few have). Rape uses fear and intimidation, that's what it's all about. And nobody pays to be raped. Uber, taxis, schools, religions, government, etc. are meant to be beneficial and serving to people and that's what people pay for.

People who rape are not doing their job, they are criminal scum. And the people these scum assault don't 'get what they pay for'.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy sailor kills two in shooting at Pearl Harbor base, then takes own life See in context

yamada1043Dec. 5 11:49 pm JSTAnother day, another shooting ... this madness has got to stop.

'Cause it's another day for you

You and me in paradise

PHIL COLLINS

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Posted in: Man arrested for abusing 4-month-old son See in context

“I punched him because he wouldn’t stop crying even after I tried my best to lull him to sleep.”

That's no excuse! There's no justifying anything like this, none. I've had too many stressful situations and demands by the time I was his age and I sure never took it out on a kid, let alone a defenseless baby like this one. At the same time, where was the mother? You might think she'd notice something was wrong.

RIP Baby Son. Your live never even began.

Kenji Ishitani, I hope the police let you choose which cell you like the best - then throw your butt in there and lock you up!

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Posted in: U.S. Navy sailor kills two in shooting at Pearl Harbor base, then takes own life See in context

CrazyJoeToday 02:45 pm JSTIs this normal now?

I am horrified. Shootings are coming so fast and frequently it's like the whole country is numb, and there's no tipping point.

When we treat random shootings like weather events something's gone so wrong.

And with a historical anniversary this week too. This is sickening to the max. As for all these shootings that are so commonplace, I must wonder: Is that NRA loudmouth Grinch Wayne LaPierre happy again today?

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Posted in: Legal experts summoned by Democrats call Trump actions impeachable See in context

SuperLibToday 07:09 am JSTWell it's obvious he broke his oath to the country. It's not like we need a Harvard Law School professor to tell us that. He put his own gains before country to benefit himself personally because that's the type of man he is.

That was obvious from Day One. His temper-tantrum of an 'inauguration speech' was a totally immature and obnoxious disgrace. Everything he's done has been negligent, egotistical, downright evil and more than impeachable. And every day he tweets insults at everybody like the rotten little juvenile he is. He is not a 'man' in any sense or definition of the word!

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Posted in: 'Nasty', 'two-faced', 'brain dead': NATO pulls off summit despite insults See in context

YubaruToday 06:55 am JSTIn a joint declaration, the alliance's 29 leaders said:"Russia's aggressive actions constitute a threat to Euro-Atlantic security; terrorism in all its forms and manifestations remains a persistent threat to us all."

Shouldn't this read that Trump is the biggest threat to NATO? After all he is the one who is "Nasty', 'two-faced', and 'brain dead"

Of course Trump is the biggest threat to NATO! He whimpered and moaned in 2016 that NATO was 'unnecessary' and 'outdated'. Of course a traitor for Russia would say and promote that stupid notion, amiright?

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Posted in: Amid impeachment drama, Trump lawyer Giuliani back in Ukraine See in context

rgcivilian1Today 11:25 am JSTWorking on his extradition, papers, new ID and passport. Can't say one can't blame him.

Maybe he's trying to cut a deal for Donnie to get asylum too. Trump is a sputnik for Putin, ya know.

OmachiToday 12:03 pm JSTWith an outstanding House subpoena, he should be arrested for contempt of congress as soon as he returns.

And Donnie should be arrested too! He has really made an obnoxious ass of himself at the NATO summit.

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