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Posted in: Tofuku-Ji : Inspiring gardens and autumn madness at Kyoto’s oldest Zen temple See in context

Very beautiful.

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Posted in: A Grammys 'Savage': Beyonce leads with 9 nominations See in context

toolonggoneToday  12:25 am JST

yakyakNov. 25  03:35 pm JST

She married JAY-z for street cred. Her career was put on the back burner after that.

It's great that you know her well enough to say why she married the man she's been married to since 2008 but you clearly know nothing about her career. Dislike her if you want but opinions are not facts.

All the chart success in the world doesn't necessarily mean the music is good. Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Spice Girls, N'SYNC, Britney Spears, New Kids On the Block, and other chart toppers have put out albums certified as Diamond (10 million copies) by the RIAA but they are all TRASH.

Meanwhile, you have 'sleeper hit' albums that reach platinum and gold (Ramones, Roxy Music) and then those artists get great critical respect and fandom greater than before, over time. RUSH got trash-canned all the time by the critics, supposedly they had only one Top 40 hit but now everybody has 'suddenly become' a RUSH fan.

And then certain bands get hyped up as whatever. Asia was promoted to be the 'Band of the 80s'. Where are they now? These 'American Idols'? Flashes in the pan.

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Posted in: Trump vents about election as agencies aid Biden transition See in context

zichiToday  07:22 am JST

Trump's behavior is that of sociopath. This disorder is characterized by a disregard for the feelings of others, a lack of remorse or shame, manipulative behavior, unchecked egocentricity, and the ability to lie in order to achieve one's goals.

He already has fired some bootlickers in his circle. He's vengeful, hateful and immature. He wants to be treated like a god and over 80 million Americans said NO to him and his personality cult. He needs to face the music and realize America doesn't want or need him. He's possibly the most hated person on planet Earth and he did it to himself. Now he needs to put it in his pipe and smoke it.

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Posted in: A Grammys 'Savage': Beyonce leads with 9 nominations See in context

Sorry folks, but I never really got in Bey. Even in Destiny's Child they had to rip off a Stevie Nicks riff and their music just wasn't that good. I was often told that if I can't say something nice, so here is something nice to say about Beyonce:

Nice gams, honey!

Now turn the page.

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Posted in: Director Spike Lee changes direction with musical about Viagra See in context

Standing erect. Still, from Spike Lee? You've got to be kidding me.

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Posted in: Trump planning to pardon ex-aide Flynn: U.S. media See in context

Man he better not! They are BOTH criminals and they must pay. Trump is not a legit POTUS so therefore his actions are null and void.

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Posted in: James Taylor on how he takes a song and makes it his own See in context

LamillyNov. 24  05:41 pm JST

Taylor was in the right place at the right time, just like Dylan.

I don't think so. Dylan's songs are timeless. When I was in college the student Hillel group invited me to a Krystalnacht memorial service and we sang, 'Blowing In the Wind'.

When I was a kid JT and Carly Simon covered 'Mockingbird', a song we did in elementary school music class. But JT and Carly's 'cover' made me sick even back then when it was on the radio in my mom's car. It made me feel like I was in diapers and everyone was pointing at me. I still hate it soooo bad. I can't believe such a piece of garbage was actually a hit. Absolute rubbish!

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Posted in: James Taylor on how he takes a song and makes it his own See in context

Monotone. 'Adult contemporary', yuppie and milquetoast. I'll take a Marvin Gaye song done by the original thank you very much.

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Posted in: GM: New batteries cut electric car costs, increase range See in context

Time for the US to catch up.

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Posted in: Australian airline Qantas to require COVID-19 vaccination for international travelers See in context

They seem to have it together, at least better than America does.

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Posted in: Superspreader events key driver in COVID-19 pandemic See in context

America is disgraced because of lies and misinformation by a false messiah. And now the numbers sick are over half a million. Shame.

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Posted in: Krispy Kreme Japan’s Chinese Zodiac doughnuts look forward to a deliciously auspicious New Year See in context

Cute. A few years ago for the 2017 solar eclipse Krispy Kreme made for just that day 'eclipse' donuts. People grabbed them up before the event started up.

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Posted in: Kyoto man arrested for opening packs of 'Demon Slayer' key chains until finding one he wanted See in context

“Come on, you can just hold them up to the light, or feel around the edges.”

He's 35 years old and he has to open these packs up in order what will 'complete his set'? C'mon, man. He needs a better hobby than this. And didn't his mother teach him better than this?

This guy needs another hobby and he needs to get a life.

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Posted in: idol Moga Mogami deflects criticism of decision to have child out of wedlock See in context

foreignbrotherhoodarmyNov. 23  09:24 am JST

Children need, in fact demand emotionally, the loving support of a family environment, essentially the diverse support of a Mother and Father, the sanctity of marriage in a modern-day society, plays second fiddle.  

sorry what century are you from? if the child is raised with love, attention and support, it wouldnt matter if the child has 1 parent or 100 parents.

Ideally a child is better off with a mother and a father around but life isn't always what we'd like it to be, is it? Personally I wouldn't want to father a stranger's child but this is her decision (and the surrogate father's) and she will have to live with it. And sometimes one parent in a nuclear family is abusive and rotten.

As I said, life isn't always ice cream and balloons, is it?

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Posted in: Millions of U.S. Thanksgiving holiday travelers defy COVID-19 warnings See in context

expatToday  01:38 pm JST

White House still planning holiday parties, despite warnings

Trump is the 'Chosen One' and he 'beat' the virus, remember? Oh wait, it's a 'hoax'! And they don't care, do you?

He cares only about himself and this is his last shindig before he has to face the music in January. Maybe he wants to take as many down with him as possible. After all, he's repaying his yes-men for their loyalty by firing them.

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Posted in: Charlie Brown specials to air on TV, after all, in PBS deal See in context

About time. YEEEEAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!

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Posted in: Face mask distributer imprisoned in sex shop by yakuza for 11 hours See in context

shogun36Today  01:38 pm JST

A sex shop? Like a place that sold porn or had peep shows? I don't get it. That's a punishment?

The article says 'sex dungeon'. Do the math. Pretty disgusting stuff at hand here.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 534 new coronavirus cases as Japan goes on maximum alert See in context

This is 'maximum alert'? In my home state of Ohio we're getting 7000 new cases a day! Tokyo beings the largest city on Earth is handling this much better than the US is right now.

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Posted in: U.S. COVID-19 deaths surpass 250,000 mark as infections surge See in context

yamada1043Today  10:31 am JST

The current unfit occupant of the White House has called it the “China” virus.

During all of the so-called pandemic press conferences (reelection campaign rallies) I understood them as “damn the pandemic, full speed ahead with the reelection campaign”.

With an excess of a quarter or a million pandemic related deaths, the inept misadministration has had nothing to say. A very sad picture of the nightmare the United States of America has been suffering since November 8, 2016. This is another “ date that will life in infamy”.

I saw the cyberhacking as it occured that night. With Russia paying the Taliban bounties on US forces, Turnip says nothing. Goes around making his uncouth 'Kung Flu' jokes, stirs up civil strife and violence in America, lies all the time about the virus. Thanks for nothing, you zero.

StrangerlandToday  11:55 am JST

I have yet to hear anything concrete that either Biden or the Democrats would have done that could have lessened the impact of the virus

Compared to the current administration? Doing anything would have been better. Literally anything. Trump has spent the entire virus pretending it didn't exist.

If we had a President greater measures would've been made. He would've had a Special Address on TV and would've addressed the issue at hand and informed us of what to do in order to stay safe. He would've been civilized about it. That's something Trump knows nothing about. He has a lot of blood on his hands.

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Posted in: English ad in Japan has some seeing a command to stay infected with coronavirus this Christmas See in context

Translations can be tricky, esp. if the two are not the least bit related. And it can lead to messy things sometimes.

Remember in 1979 Masaya Nakaguma had a new video game that would become a major cultural sensation. The Japanese name originally translated into Roman letters as 'PUCKMAN'.

Good thing that was amended!

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Posted in: Trust in vaccines vital to halting pandemic: WHO See in context

StrangerlandNov. 17  04:37 am JST

It’s a start. There is no denying that. But so was electing Obama after the Bush 2 Iraq 2 debacle, and we all saw how that went. America has never taken responsibility for any of its acts around the world, and even as the country is a complete mess normally rational Americans try to claim it’s the greatest country that has ever been, even though the only two metrics by which that’s true are military power and size of economy.

Wars do not make a nation great. Joe himself has said that we need alliances, we need diplomacy with other nations. Trumpsytraitor boorishly claimed that NATO was 'outdated' (he's a quisling, ya know) and he has acted in an extremely haughty and immature manner with Europe. He's told them to 'keep Europe pure' (white, no Arabs), and he has totally embarassed us all with his hateful racist crap. He tried to bully Denmark in giving him Greenland. He's made a total ass of himself, said some disgusting remarks to the UK royals and more. Joe knows enough that America is great by its diversity, diplomacy and willing to negotiate with others. Those 8 years as Obama's VP gives him cred. And yes, this is a start. Back to the normal direction.

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Posted in: People who badmouth others undermine their own physical, mental health See in context

FarmboyToday  05:40 am JST

I disagree with this. People who bad mouth others seem to have very long lives, making those around them miserable. How many sweet, really old people do you actually know? I mean a few, maybe, but really?

There are some. Some of the older vets I know at my local VA chapter are pretty cool, they can tell you a thing or two interesting about their lives and/or careers. Some of them are like 'Yoda's.

And then you have these nasty barracudas and lippy loudmouths who bellyache about everything under the sun. Then they wonder why they ain't got no friends.

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Posted in: People who badmouth others undermine their own physical, mental health See in context

Pukey2Today  09:50 am JST

Why is it that the first thing I thought of when I saw this article was 'Trump'?

That's what I thought too! All he does is sass off like a brat, and he projects his hateful demeanor on everyone else.

dbsaiyaToday  11:26 am JST

Josei Seven is hardly a scientific or medical journal so if what they're saying is true, that speaking ill of someone can shorten your life by five years, why isn't trump dead already?

That's all he is. Boastful, bragging, arrogant and loves to bully eeryone else. Yet there's Stormy Daniels and that magazine. Maybe deep down inside he really can't stand himself either. Either way he has not handled the stresses of the office very well because he never took responsibility for anything. All he has done is run his motormouth and sling boorish hateful trash.

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Posted in: A winter light display that celebrates every month of the year – Jewellumination See in context


starpunkToday  01:07 pm JST

It's a beautiful light display for any religious holiday.

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Posted in: A winter light display that celebrates every month of the year – Jewellumination See in context

It's a beautiful light for any religious holiday.

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Posted in: Trump putting democracy to the test after his loss to Biden See in context

Peter NeilNov. 16  04:19 am JST

I predict Trump won't be at the inauguration.

He doesn't have the manhood or maturity to go to it. That would mean facing the music and realizing that he lost. He can't handle it. He keeps telling himself he won big time. He is grossly IMMATURE.

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Posted in: Trust in vaccines vital to halting pandemic: WHO See in context

Trump + Coronavirus + right wing hyper-partisan extremism = the end of the American empire.

'Making America Great Again'. Yeah, uh-huh.

At least 77 million+ Americans told the Fuehrer NO. We have elected a real genuine President again, one with experience, know how and cred. Not to mention an actual human being. And that's a start.

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Posted in: Trust in vaccines vital to halting pandemic: WHO See in context

The biggest problem, at least in America is that some shysters and fakers have been slinging this anti-flu vaccine misinformation horsecrap for years and it's been no different for thic CoVid-19 thing. On top of that, that phony POTUS has blubbered off his juvenile mouth about it not being real or blaming China and saying these uncouth 'kung flu' jokes like a 7th grader gossipy lippy punk.

People in my home state have been ignoring ALL safety measures and now there's 8000 new cases sick a day. And people all across America were partying like it's 1999, let alone all the civil unrest crap Trump stirred up.

It's a sad scenario, and the fallout ain't going away instantly just because we just elected a real President recently.

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Posted in: Princess Mako expresses strong resolve to get married See in context

FufufuNov. 15  11:28 am JST

I hope that they come together and get married soon ..

Let no one interfere with their relationship ..

And people whoever are trying to snatch her, get lost in the forest and find yourself a gorilla or chimpanzee that'll suit you more.. good luck!

To hell with 'tradition'. Mako, you're a woman and you found the right man for you. Go off, get married and start your lives together. You have only one life and nothing major to lose here. Go for it and DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY.

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Posted in: Trump putting democracy to the test after his loss to Biden See in context

In 2008, Obama had been the beneficiary of similar graciousness. That's when Republican rival John McCain conceded before a crowd of supporters, converting their boos at the mention of Obama's name to cheers and applause for the Democrat, for the process and for the historic achievement of the first Black American to win the presidency.

“I wish Godspeed to the man who was my former opponent and will be my president,” McCain said.

And even tho McCain and Obama argued, clashed and haggled in government issues, they were also friends. They ran the 2008 election against each other in a civilized way and McCain conceded to Obama. McCain with his Naval Academy maturity and discipline was an 'officer and gentleman', even when he lost.

Obama gave a eulogy at McCain's funeral. And see who was explicitly banned from attending.

GaijinjlandToday  09:20 am JST

John McCain was a man of honor and an undeniable war hero, even though I never agreed with his politics. Trump mocked him in life and, even worse, in death.

Trump wouldn't put the WH flag at half mast when McCain died. And when he visited Japan the name 'U.S.S. McCain' was hidden from his hateful glance so he didn't have to see it.

Trump is hateful, jealous, evil, unmanly, rotten to the core, dirty to the atom.

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