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Posted in: Eagles plan massive 'Hotel California' performances on tour See in context

fleetwood77Oct. 13 10:14 am JSTI saw the Eagles in '77 on the "Hotel California" tour - only cost £2 for the ticket. They were excellent but even then they were a bit dated with the arrival of punk.

I can't imagine why anyone would pay a fortune to see one of them and a bunch of session men in 2020

Remember what PT Barnum said.

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Posted in: For Putin, Turkish move into Syria a chance to ramp up Middle East role See in context

Burning BushToday 07:36 am JSTRussia is probably the only player in the room among the grown-ups who can talk with everyone in the room at the same time. Whether it's Israel and Iran, or with Kurdish forces and Turkey, or Assad and everyone else.

Putin is the kingmaker, friends with everybody.

Including his lap dog disciple Donnie. And Russia is involved in this war too and ISIL may make a comeback as well. At least when ISIL started up their crazy genocidal crap, it was Obama who initiated a non-stop round-the-clock air + sea war on them. And Trump? He says 'ISIL is defeated but our forces are staying'. Then he later said they were pulling out now. They haven't. So why trust Trump now? If Putin gives him permission to do so then we'll know, won't we?

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Posted in: Using electric buses in climate fight faces hurdles, report finds See in context

Electric buses are better. There's been too much dependence on petroleum and too many lives lost for it. Time for cleaner energy NOW.

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Posted in: Eagles plan massive 'Hotel California' performances on tour See in context

is it OK for Paul McCartney or Queen without Freddie and Deacon?

Paul McCartney writes, performs, and tours as himself. Even with Ringo Starr it's not billed as the 'Beatles'. As for 'Queen', as far as I am concerned you can't replace Freddie. Adam Lambert is alright but this 'Queen' jive is probably a stupid business thing anyway. Rock'n'roll seems to be a 'business' in the UK. It took the Beatles years to dissolve their band even when they all wanted to do so.

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Posted in: Thousands march again, gas bombs thrown in Hong Kong See in context

rlperez@hotmail.com.auOct. 12 11:03 pm JSTThere is currently a WORLD stooge talking us into a global war. When will the people start a PEACEFUL protest against him? Over half of the nations people did not vote for this stooge so when will they start PEACEFULLY protesting? This same fool, and we all know who he is, is an embarrassment to his nation, is ignoring the laws of his nation and ignoring Congress.

That's right. He called himself the 'chosen one' (a messiah) just a few weeks ago and where was the outrage from religious leaders? He's committing crimes against humanity with those concentration camps holding those abducted children who have NO hope. And he's kowtowing to foreign dictators and even openly and blatantly asked China for help in bullying his political rivals. And many more crimes.

Donald Trump is an arrogant immature despot and usurper who deserves no recognition and no respect whatsoever from anyone. He's the #1 threat to mankind today, a criminal Mussolini for the 21st century. All he deserves is prison.

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Posted in: George Clooney calls Trump's quip on Kurds 'pretty shocking' See in context

tajOct. 11 09:50 am JSTAnd his opinion matters because....?

Because we now live in times when a comedian can become president of Ukraine. A reality TV star becomes President of the USA.

If people are tired of lawmakers being professional politicians, perhaps this well-spoken, intelligent actor, married to a world-renowned human rights lawyer should throw his hat in.

> Reagan was a two-time President of the Screen Actors Guild, and twice elected Governor of California. That made him well qualified to serve eight years as POTUS.

Reagan was governor of California for 12 years. That spells experience. And Trump? All he ever did before was steal, body-shame beauty contestants like the obnoxious sexist boor that he is, and shoot his mouth off like a kid. Like he does now.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka picks Japanese citizenship with eye on Olympics: NHK See in context

Wow, 'colored people'. I'm not usually part of the PC police, but the last time I heard someone say 'colored people', it was an old white woman that didn't realize calling a black man a 'colored fella' was kinda racist...

There's quite a number of players who want to play in the Olympics and their national teams don't accept them so they get say Russian citizenship so they can even play in the Games at all. But since Naomi already is Japanese what difference does it make here?

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Posted in: White House to battle impeachment by stalling, attacking See in context

Every day this immature belligerent Caligula is showing just how much a criminal he really is. Trump's treason and his vanity and selfish ego are obvious to all by now. And everything he says and does is further proving it.

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Posted in: 19-year-old woman arrested for murder after throwing newborn boy from window See in context

Norman GoodmanToday 08:31 pm JSTWhy would she throw a stillborn child off of a balcony?

To further hide the pregnancy. Seems to be her motive whether the baby was alive or not.

That's still no excuse. And even if the baby was stillborn, you don't treat it like a piece of common garbage. Despicable.

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Posted in: Thousands march again, gas bombs thrown in Hong Kong See in context

Carrie Lam is a failure. She is a CCP stooge and the HKers ain't going to take anymore! And to think, this is an embarrassment already to the 70th anniversary of Mao the Mass Murderer taking over China but with all those Young Communist Ladies marching in goose-stepping past the portrait of their Little Tin God last week they're going to call the HKers 'rioters' and 'scum' no matter if the protests are violent or not, ahem.

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Posted in: 19-year-old woman arrested for murder after throwing newborn boy from window See in context

This is repugnant to the max.

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Posted in: Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad See in context

maglev101Oct. 9 12:48 am JSTChina is an appalling country, the world would be so much better if they didn't exist.

This comment ranks right up there in dumbness. I hope you mean the CCP and not China (a civilization having a few thousand years of history). If China didn't exists, almost all of the people populating present day HK, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, etc wouldn't exist. Same for ethnic Chinese people in Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Peru, US, Indonesia, etc.

If China didn't exist would there be all the great inventions the Chinese gave humanity like ice cream, banking, gunpowder, rockets, clocks, silk trade, paper, printing, the astronomical discoveries they made, a cure for smallpox, compasses and other things? Use your noodle.

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Posted in: Eagles plan massive 'Hotel California' performances on tour See in context

itsonlyrocknrollToday 07:03 pm JSTWithout Glen Frey they might as well as rename the band The Pigeons.

There's only one original Eagle left in the band. Even Joe walsh is out and Don Henley did his damndest to kick out Dan Felder too. On top of that the reunited band put out only ONE album since their 1994 reunion, it was available only to WalMart (selling-out) and it wasn't even that good to begin with. Yet they've kept on touring with ticket prices going up up up up UUUUUPPPPP!!!! This 'Eagles' is a sickening money-grabbing sham of the most blatant degree.

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Posted in: Eagles plan massive 'Hotel California' performances on tour See in context

KentarogaijinToday 10:05 am JSTMilking fans...

Stealing! When Glen Frey died Don Henley said that the Eagles were over but then he hires Vince Gill and some nobodies and continues the Don Henley Band as 'The Eagles' anyway. He's the only original one left and he is greedy. This band was the first to charge $100/ticket back in 1994. This is a blatantly crass and sickening rip-off.

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Posted in: Japanese scientist among 3 winners of Nobel Chemistry prize for battery work See in context

SaikoPhyscoToday 02:03 am JSTIn the states.... you barely get any air time for this story. In Japan, all the Channels run the story.

That's a fact. I remember when Yuji Hyakutake discovered the Great Comet of 1996 he was a celebrity in Japan. He was a reluctant star, however. He said, ''After all, it's the comet doing all the work". Still, his wife's phone machine was overloaded because the press there wanted to know everything about this 'local hero.

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Posted in: Japanese scientist among 3 winners of Nobel Chemistry prize for battery work See in context

Alfie NoakesToday 09:06 pm JSTWow, not only does the boffin on the left have a Nobel Prize but he also has one of the greatest rock n roll songs ever named after him. Respect!

Chuck Berry references asides, congratulations to all 3 WINNERS!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic ticket scalpers raking in big profits See in context

I loathe ticket scalpers and would love to see them all behind bars.

I remember first seeing them scum at Oakland Stadium for a U2 concert in 1987 and the cops busted them. I saw a douche-sack with a fan of Pink Floyd tix in 1994 asking for $800-$900 each. Scumbag! In 2012 a mother and daughter approached me thinking I was a scalper for the RUSH concert that night. Nope. No dice. Now this crap goes on and the cops don't even bother to stop these rip-offs.

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Posted in: Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad See in context

China just had its 70th anniversary of Communist rule. Did you see the disgusting photo of those lady soldiers goose-stepping, carrying gats and marching under a portrait of Mao - the evil scumbag responsible for the deaths of millions of Chinese? Now they may be setting their sights on quashing this HK 'embarrassment'.

I hope I'm wrong in this.

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Posted in: Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad See in context

Now she's being the bullying dictator and CCP puppet that she really is. Her true colors are shining now and they are UGLY!!!

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Posted in: Climate activists block roads, protest in Australian cities See in context

We have this one big blue marble planet and we must fight to keep it inhabitable!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic ticket scalpers raking in big profits See in context

Ain't no big surprise.

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Posted in: Actor George Takei's manga on internment promotes lesson for future See in context

Toasted HereticOct. 7 03:02 pm JSTI don't have a problem with gay people, but I never would've guessed George was one just like I never would've guessed Rob Halford was either.

It's not like we wear a badge or anything

During the Nazi era in Germany they certainly did. Gay people had to wear a pink triangle on their clothing, just like Jews had to wear the yellow Star of David and Polish people had to wear a blue 'P' and so on. The Holocaust took the lives of hundreds of thousands of homosexuals. They were part of the 5 million non-Jews who were killed.

And when I was in college during the 90s some of my gay friends wore black buttons featuring the pink triangle with the statement 'Silence = Death'. Older gay celebrities like Takei and Halford 'came out' by simply stating their sexuality themselves. I've met the former and the latter breaks the stereotype as well (heavy metal scream-singer!) and I like them both. I like George Takei, Star Trek and Judas Priest. With all the stupid homophobic 'traits' you get told about when you're a kid, you just don't know - do ya? Most gays don't fit the stereotypes, ever.

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Posted in: Actor George Takei's manga on internment promotes lesson for future See in context

Norman GoodmanOct. 7 03:21 pm JST

Anyone interested in the camps for Japanese Americans should read about the Ni'ihau Incident that had a big hand in starting it. But as we are not our brother's keepers its still no excuse for the camps.

> > > >

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Posted in: Actor George Takei's manga on internment promotes lesson for future See in context

sf2kToday 11:25 am JSTA natural treasure. he's trying to pass on an important experience and lesson to all

Yes he is. When I met him @ a Trekkie convention he told us about this. He already was noted as pioneering in actors of Oriental Asian descent. He would not take up any role that was stereotypical or degrading to his race. None of that stuff. He was always George Takei the actor, and his career has been groundbreaking and historical for that already. Years later, he 'came out' which surprised me but I have no issue with. I don't have a problem with gay people, but I never would've guessed George was one just like I never would've guessed Rob Halford was either. Now George is an icon for the GLBT community as well.

This man has a lot of wisdom behind his long life. Whatever your race/color/ethnicity may be, gay or not - George Takei has a lot to tell us and we need to listen to guys like him.

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Posted in: Beset by Hong Kong protests, China's Xi showcases missiles See in context

That's it now, flex your military might. FLEX IT! It can't hide the sorry human rights situation in China and the HK protests testify to that. The 70th anniversary of the CCP celebrations are a total sham, a rhetoric of failure.

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Posted in: Protests, clashes as bid to block Hong Kong mask ban fails See in context

DEFIANCE! Why should these HKers obey the face mask rule when the HK 'leaders' are an illegitimate cartel of stooge puppets for the CCP in the first place? The HK authorities have proven to be illegal already.

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Posted in: Beatles classic 'Abbey Road' tops charts again after 50 years See in context

I've known a few people who've been to London to get their picture taken of them crossing this street. and it's been parodied many times.

At the end of Paul's 1985 hit 'Spies Like Us' video you see Dan Ackroyd, Chevy Chase and Paul crossing Abbey Rd. in the night time.

Squeeze had themselves doing this at a railroad crossing in the inside pic of a recent CD.

Paul himself walked a dog across Abbey Rd. on the cover of his 1993 'Paul Is Live' CD.

Shonen Knife has promoted this year's tour and their new CD with a picture of them walking Abbey Road carrying ice cream treats.

And more. The iconic cultural legacy is there. And so it goes.

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Posted in: Parade rehearsal held for emperor's enthronement ceremony See in context

You mean the enthronement ceremony hasn't been done already? I thought that was all done in a Shinto shrine earlier this year. What if say Naruhito had died before this, would he even be officially considered an 'emperor' at all? Of course Akihito has abdicated. I don't get this, at all.

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Posted in: Trump blasts Romney as impeachment battle heats up See in context

He has no friends, that's a sign of a Macbeth unravelling.

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Posted in: Scorsese slams Marvel films as 'not cinema' See in context

SpeedToday 07:35 am JSTGotta agree with Marty here. But instead of saying they aren't cinema, so as to not ruffle feathers, he should've just said they're garbage.

Those films dilute the original characters into wimps. The films are too commercial and no social issued are addressed like they are in good comics. They ARE garbage, rubbish, tra$h.

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