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Posted in: Amazon to invest $1 billion in India See in context

India has over one billion people!

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Posted in: House votes to send impeachment articles to Senate for Trump's trial See in context

SerranoToday 09:10 am JSTHave they found the evidence file for the articles of Impeachment Lite yet?

Pelosi standing next to a poster with the American flag and the words "TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS" is the height of hypocrisy. When is she going to fix her sorry district of San Francisco

America is still a republic? Donnie Caligula doesn't think so. 'One nation under God'? Trump just called himself 'the Chosen One' and his cult thinks they're better than God.

Trump is an immature sociopathic juvenile with delusions of divinity and he is GUILTY of treason and crimes against humanity + the Constitution.  

zichiToday 03:02 pm JSTDonald J Trump, guilty has charged. You have failed your country and people.

He has also failed his master Putin, his dysfunctional family, democracy, the US traditions of government and justice, the human race, himself and the real God.

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Posted in: Hong Kong opposition lawmakers ejected for heckling leader See in context

Truth hurts, doesn't it? Give it up, Lam.

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Posted in: James Murdoch blasts dad Rupert's media empire over climate 'denial': report See in context

theFuToday 11:50 am JSTFox News is not performing a "public service" in the USA. If it was a broadcast station, it would have lost the license to broadcast.

When it started in 1984 it mostly showed concerts from bands like night Ranger and Huey Lewis + the News. Around 1986 the greedy Rupert Murdoch bought it - he already had a rotten rep in his native Down Under.

JimizoToday 10:55 am JSTThe Murdoch empire is a boil on the arse of ‘journalism’.

The Sun and Fox News to take two are appalling.

It is a social disease of lies and propaganda. It's a scourge and a media cancer.

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Posted in: Australia's bushfire crisis turns off tourists See in context

Andrew CrispJan. 14 06:13 pm JSTThe vast majority of the country is bushfire safe, Western Australia and the Northern Territory haven't affected at all by the smoke - missing a great holiday by a fear of nothing.

Maybe so but Sydney, Victoria and Canberra are probably the most popular resort cities.

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Posted in: Iran makes arrests in plane shootdown; police crack down on protests See in context

Iran's regime has to look tough. Either way, whatever the outcome - Trump is obviously looking for excuses for a war (he IS a bully) and he's going to have egg on his immature face!

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage See in context

NorthernlifeJan. 14 08:57 am JSTGet yourself a love doll obviously a real woman is too much for the little man..

With his big money he can buy a sex robot. They come in several varieties and with today's AI technology they can 'talk'.

Ever hear the song 'In Every Dream Home a Heartache' by Roxy Music?

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Posted in: Taiwan election signals growing divide with China See in context

Pukey2Today 09:11 am JSTIt's been more than half a century. People and culture evolve over time. It's just weird to call the island any sort of republic of China. It's now simply Taiwan. Otherwise, it's like calling USA the Republic of England.

Exactly. Just because Americans speak English doesn't mean they are English. Taiwan (or Formosa) is its own political identity now and the 'People's Republic' of China will just have to put it in its pipe and smoke it. And the same goes concerning Hong Kong too!

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Posted in: CES Gadget Show: Pizza from robots, underwater scooters See in context

Domo Arigato, Mister Roboto.

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Posted in: Pink signs to mark designated traffic lanes for Olympics See in context

mitoguitarmanJan. 11 08:39 am JSTThe signs look difficult to read—lack of contrast

Pink is a lousy color to try to read. They should use deep red or a dark blue writing for better impact.

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Posted in: New questions rise after Iran says it downed Ukrainian plane See in context

Trump wrote:

“Saudi Arabia is paying us for [our troops]. We have a very good relationship with Saudi Arabia,” Trump said.

Trump says he has a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Un .

Does that mean North Korea can hire American troops like Saudi Arabia?

Keep on kissy kissy kissy up with the dictators, Dirtbag Donny.

lincolnmanToday 01:40 pm JSTPentagon: Mr President, here is a list of 52 military sites in Iran that you could attack if they retaliate...

Trump: Good, are there any cultural sites on here - I really want to go after them...

Pentagon: Mr President, that would be a violation of the Geneva Convention and the Laws of Armed Conflict...

Trump: Who cares, I want some cultural sites to bomb...

Pentagon: You mean religious, community, or historical sites?

Trump: No, no - I want cultural sites, you know - golf courses, casinos, strip clubs...my kind of culture...

You forget - gambling, drinking, nudity are no-nos in the 'Islamic Republic'. You can't even 'Rock the Casbah' there. Of course, Trump has no sense of culture, or class anyway.

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Posted in: Automakers display 800 modified cars at Tokyo Auto Salon See in context

FizzBitToday 09:44 am JSTUsing women as props, when they can show off their driving skills

what would you suggest as props?

Simply irresistible !

Robert Palmer must be smiling, watching this from the afterlife.

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Posted in: Neil Peart, Rush's star drummer, dies at 67 See in context

krustytheclownToday 12:56 am JSTI was very sad to hear the news that Neil Peart is no longer with us.

I got to see Rush play in Quebec City in 1997. It was a dream come true.

Not to get off topic here, but I visited that wonderful city for the first time last year. I totally love it. Bonne!

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Posted in: Mayor to name Paris street after David Bowie See in context

A wonderful gesture. He's one of the most influential giants of rock'n'roll and he passed away this week 4 years ago.

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Posted in: Near-death experience gives Naomi Osaka perspective See in context

If this were in America she could get on afternoon TV with a juiced-up story, write a stupid book about 'meeting angels' or a 'UFO experience' and give 'motivational lectures' on all this and make a zillion bucks.

Girl, if you want to rip off a bunch of suckers then America awaits you!

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: 'We’re not getting married?' See in context

RecklessJan. 8 03:44 pm JSTI think saying that you can't get married because you want to start a business is total BS. It's a red herring. As long as she's aware upfront that he might not have a lot of money and that is fine.

On the TV show 'Cheers' Diane Chambers put off marrying Sam Malone 'until she could write her novel'. By the time the series ended and the characters were reunited it didn't matter. That's just TV and it's also true in this case too.

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Posted in: Neil Peart, Rush's star drummer, dies at 67 See in context

I first got into RUSH in early 1980 as a teen and for nearly everything in my life since there's been a RUSH song that either was on a new album at the time or had a lyrical theme that was relevant then (or would be even more relevant later on) or both. Neil was one of the greatest rock lyricists ever. That is one of the biggest things in music for me - can I relate to this? Does it say anything to me about my life? Am I the only one who feels this way?

That's been very important for me as I've grown into adulthood and matured.  I do like to get silly once in a while too, but 'I'm Too Sexy' for most of today's pop music and the 'adult contemporary' and New Age formats because they're manufactured, vapid, soulless and downright stupid.

Of course the lyrical content wouldn't amount as much if the music wasn't good. And RUSH kicked some major fanny! They never put out a rotten album - Geddy, Alex and Neil are musical virtuosos and that's what counts the most.

RUSH has played a huge part of my musical life, a soundtrack since I was 13 years old. Like David Bowie 4 years ago this week, Prince the same year - this is so sudden and shocking. Rock'n'roll has lost another star and as a 'New World Man' (Generation X) I am very sad that another musical icon I grew up with is gone.

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Posted in: Angry Iranians question authorities for concealing truth on plane incident See in context

lostrune2Today 11:03 pm JSTMost of the victims are Iranians, their own people

They lied to their own people

And if a government lies to its people instead of meeting their needs then it doesn't deserve to be their government. And Iran's regime is a bunch of fanatics doing evil in the name of God and Islam.

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Posted in: Neil Peart, Rush's star drummer, dies at 67 See in context

This is so terrible and awful. RUSH was one of the greatest live bands of ALL TIME, their shows ranked amongst the BEST. Even as a teenager I noticed that the lyrics were not your clichéd 'love + partying + rock'n'roll'. Neil's lyric writing had a lot of philosophical mature themes and content from various sources like Shakespeare, the Bible, comic book s, sci-fy novels, many more works - even other rock'n'rollers such as Simon and Garfunkel.

'The Pass' is a prominent marker for me because I was in college in 1990 and that song was just a new song, good times, good music. But it has an anti-suicide lyrical theme to it, and this woman I was dating and was in a serious relationship at the time took her own life 3 years ago and now that song makes me cry :'''''(I also saw RUSH for the first of 5 times in 1990. I saw them again in 2004, 2007, 2012 and 2015. Five times altogether, the most times I've ever seen a band until last year when I saw Cheap Trick 2 more times to top it.They are Canada's BEST musical export ever, they're one of the most intelligent bands in history (WITHOUT being geeky in the slightest), and man oh man did they ever kick some serious ASS! They merged hard rock with prog rock into a unique fusion although they also dabbled withelements of heavy metal, reggae, dance music, ska, glam/glitter rock, punk rock, and more. And they greatly influenced various bands in various genres incl. grunge, prog metal and much more. RUSH ranks with the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Roxy Music, New York Dolls, the Ramones, Motorhead, U2, Prince, Kraftwerk and certain special artists as giants innovation. 

No woman that I ever went out with liked this band, for some funny reason. RUSH has been recently FINALLY getting the critical respect and laudations they deserved. And of course Neil Peart ranks as one of rock's greatest drummers. I have seen him, Phil Collins, Ringo Starr and Rick Allen - 4 of the best drummers ever. 

RUSH is one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and I feel blessed to have seen their stupendous electrifying energetic live performances five times. At the 2015 show I ran into a man who had the date of his first RUSH show and counting (he had seen RUSH over 2000 times, all over the world!).

It's truly sad that it really is all over. There's nothing left to do but isten to some RUSH CDs and watch the DVDs that come with them. And remember...... 

RIP NEIL PEART AND THANK YOU!

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Posted in: Legacy of 2010s will be growing international and political divisions See in context

1glennJan. 8 07:48 am JSThttps://www.newsweek.com/us-defeat-iran-war-navy-1429348

Seems to me that Trump killed Suleimani for purely political reasons; to take heat off of his Ukraine scandal. His disregard for both morality and practicality lead me to think that he may be tempted to go to war with Iran for political reasons. We have seen it before; Karl Rove warned Bush in 2003 that if he did not go to war with Iraq, Bush would lose the next election. Bush won the next election.

Among other problems with going to war with Iran, is the reality that the US Navy might be decimated by asymmetrical attacks, as revealed in the US Navy's own war game simulations. Inevitably, the USN comes out much the worse in a war with Iran, in these simulations. But, Trump does not consult experts, ever, and seems to think that a show of force is beneficial to him personally.

May God help us all.

Gotta look tough. When Clinton was impeached he launched Operation Desert Fox, a week long air war on Iraq based on phony premises. And his impeachment was a total sham based on something stupid most people in US government do.

This is worse and much more serious. Of course it's political, no doubt about it. Where Operation Desert Fox resulted in no US casualties (a 'clean war' for us, but who really cares about Iraqi dead anyway - right?), a war with Iran would be much worse. Besides, ain't the US at war with ISIL now anyway?

No wait! Oceana isn't at war with Eurasia, it's with Eastasia! Always has been, always - oh, screw it!!!!!!

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Posted in: Hollywood stars shine on Globes red carpet See in context

Toasted HereticJan. 8 05:19 pm JSTBilly Porter rocks that look. Am well envious.

They certainly won't be memorable as say, AC/DC.

There's room for your old timers as well as the new. When it comes to artists & performers, nobody is "better" than anyone else. It's just a matter of taste.

There are some good new artists today, they have merit. But there's also a lot of 'here today, gone tomorrow' from then - and now. Who remembers Tiffany for instance, or even wants to?

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Posted in: Hollywood stars shine on Globes red carpet See in context

There's so many award shows for this and that. And there's who wore what, who won what, who made who, who made you, did anybody tell you?

And all this jive is forgotten by the weekend. They certainly won't be memorable as say, AC/DC.

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Posted in: Legacy of 2010s will be growing international and political divisions See in context

1glennJan. 7 11:17 am JSTA hundred years from now, if we humans are still around, people will still be talking about the disastrous Trump presidency.

This entire planet now seems to be ruled - nation by nation, one X one by churlish unqualified immature self-deified disgusting diaper-clad demagogic boorish Caligulas. I remember the peaceful end of the Cold War 30 years ago this time and the promise of possible peace + understanding has been broken by a bunch of loudmouth cretin nitwits.

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Posted in: Legacy of 2010s will be growing international and political divisions See in context

1glennJan. 7 11:17 am JSTA hundred years from now, if we humans are still around, people will still be talking about the disastrous Trump presidency.

This entire planet seems to ruled - nation by nation, one X one by churlish unqualified immature self-deified disgusting diaper-clad demagogic boorish Caligulas. I remember the peaceful end of the Cold War 30 years ago this time and the promise of possible peace + understanding has been broken by a bunch of loudmouth cretin nitwits.

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Posted in: Arrest warrant issued in Japan for Ghosn's wife See in context

A desperate measure. Fat chance you'll get either one of them now.

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Posted in: Pentagon chief denies U.S. leaving Iraq; Tehran crowds mourn commander See in context

Around 60 Iranians and Iranian-Americans said they were stopped for up to seven-and-a-half hours on Sunday while trying to cross into the US at the Peace Arch Border Crossing near Blaine, Washington.

I knew 3 Iranian-Americans when I was in college. They or their parents came to the US to escape Iran's totalitarian regime.

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Posted in: Pentagon chief denies U.S. leaving Iraq; Tehran crowds mourn commander See in context

Toasted HereticToday 01:12 pm JSTIts truly a cult...

A complete and utter cult. Agreed.

He says he's the 'chosen one'. Where is the outrage over that?

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Posted in: Harvey Weinstein: From Hollywood 'god' to #MeToo outcast See in context

He did this to himself! Rape is not romance, it's about overpowering + fear. Uma Thurman was raped by this sack of crap and he tried to kill her in a jeep scene with faulty brakes. Seen her latest movie? Don't think so!

HW has been domineering and overbearing over so many actresses' careers and lives and now he's getting his due. I don't feel the least bit sorry for this scumbag! 

Burning BushJan. 6 10:35 am JSTAny man dating at work in this climate is putting his head into a guillotine and handing the woman the rope.

Both while he puts the moves on her and after they break up, she can instantly destroy his career with one call to HR.

Err... No

And men are figuring it out and changing their behaviour accordingly.

That's crap and you know it. Harvey Weinstein, R Kelly, Bill Cosby, Donald Trump are all predator scum and they have records and rap sheets to prove it.

Of course you'll see a small number of allegations with no basis. Remember that jive about the late George Bush being a butt-slapper? That didn't fly, I knew it wouldn't fly and I never believed that for a sec. Beings he was a POTUS, if that were true we would've known about that a long long time ago.

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Posted in: Q&A: How YouTube decides what to ban See in context

YouTube is supposed to be for entertainment, isn't it? Not for hate propaganda or encouraging violence. However, that's the excuse for Rush Limbaugh blubbering his hateful crap on AM radio in America.

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Posted in: CES Gadget Show: Toilet paper robot and tracking the elderly See in context

Sounds very handy.

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