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Posted in: Woman cyclist killed in hit-and-run with motorbike See in context

HakmanJune 14  08:24 pm JST

starpunkToday  04:08 am JST

The motorcyclist could've at least had the decency to stop and try to help the woman he knocked down.

How do you know the motorcyclist was a man? Could've been a woman for all we know.

a guess. You might not know until the helmet and/or jacket comes off.

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Posted in: New Zealand to apologize for 'racist' historic police raids in 1970s See in context

louisferdinandcJune 14  04:27 pm JST

@bungle

the apologies were issued exactly because the only “intel” the New Zealand police had was the way people looked. So yes it is a hot topic because it was a textbook description of racism: if group A is considered a group because of how people look, it is racism.

Yes, America. When are you going to apologize for the child-snatchings and concentration camps? Abolish ICE and punish Traitor Don.

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Posted in: Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu's long rule See in context

Kobe White Bar OwnerJune 14  10:33 pm JST

Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know. With Netz it’s been a long time coming! POS

That's what he gets. He's reaping what he sowed. In India that's called 'karma'.

Bye bye Nutty Yahoo.

Yahoooooooo!

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Posted in: A minute with Boy George on turning 60, new music and biopic See in context

JeffLeeToday  06:26 am JST

Boy George is a massive step down in terms of musical ability and songwriting.

He's a fantastic pop songwriter. After 30 years, his hits are still being sung and played by people around the world and will be for the next 100 or so years and beyond. Mark my words.

The pleasant pop that CC did still resonates. It's just cheerful fun and what's so wrong with that? it's like Roxette, another band I like,. Pop-rock doesn't have to be maudlin, derivative, boring, unimaginative, bland, milquetoast, banal or stupid. Softer rock doesn't mean Wimp Rock. Besides, many Culture Club songs are based on reggae which is GOOD MUSIC.

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Posted in: G7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations See in context

This time Merkel isn't looking down at an immature sassybrat and TrumpChump isn't tossing Starbursts onto a table like a hissy-fit baby. And in the UK things are better too. joe didn't need a baby balloon to greet him and he didn't talk lustful trash about Princess Di either. Joe has more class. America is looking good again.

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Posted in: Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu's long rule See in context

That stupid Gaza war blew up right in his face. Nutty Yahoo is OUTSVILLE now.

YAHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted in: Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu's long rule See in context

KumagaijinToday  08:42 am JST

Good riddance. See you in The Hague Bibby.

Last year there were demonstrations against his corruption and they used a yellow submarine float.

Nutty Yahoo had better get his ass aboard a real 'yellow submarine' and start sailing before he gets a jailing!

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Posted in: Woman cyclist killed in hit-and-run with motorbike See in context

smithinjapanJune 13  04:21 pm JST

Not enough info. The person who ran needs to be held responsible for doing so, but with the way people ignore bicycle laws in this country the woman could have been at fault for the collision.

The motorcyclist could've at least had the decency to stop and try to help the woman he knocked down. What a cowardly imbecile.

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Posted in: Premier E3 video game show kicks off with 'Avatar' See in context

'Avatar' is one of the derivative cliche-ridden unoriginal pieces of garbage ever made into film. When I saw the movie, my cliche meter/BS detector went off on overload and I had to throw it into a dumpster before it could blow up on me. Everything about it, even the scenes of a mock-Jupiter planet (complete with a Great Red Spot) copied off from the Voyager 2 missions was a total rip-off to the max.

Why in heaven's name would anyone want to play a game based on this claptrap piece of junk? A waste of time, money, effort.

CRAP.

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Posted in: Bolsonaro fined as he flouts mask rule before motorcyclists See in context

cla68June 13  09:33 pm JST

Bolsonaro is a hero for not submitting to globalist demands to lock down his country.

Bolsonaro is a zero for flaunting and ignoring the virus crisis in Brazil. His irresponsibility and gross immaturity has led to many deaths in Brazil. He's a Brazilian counterpart to Trumpster. A total ass.

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Posted in: Israel parliament poised to vote on anti-Netanyahu gov't See in context

II's a done deal. Israel is swearing in a new government. That stupid Gaza war is blowing up in Nutty Yahoo's face. The Israeli parliament has voted for a new coalition government, ending 12 years of Yahoo's crap. He'd better be boarding a yellow submarine like the one used at demonstrations against his misrule last year.

Off to Pepperland or jail for you, Yahoo!

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Posted in: China cautions G7 that 'small' groups don't rule the world See in context

Ahhhh here we go again. China's gov't is just sassing off again. Blah blah blah blah blah. They need to tend to their own affairs and start cleaning house, and I don't mean 'purging' the CCP either. I mean looking inside themselves and their sorry economic, trade and human rights record.

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Posted in: A minute with Boy George on turning 60, new music and biopic See in context

BigYenJune 13  03:01 pm JST

starpunk:

Yep, the other CC songs you mention are both still great songs. Also a mention to Spandau Ballet, whose “True” has become a modern classic.

'True' is one of my favorite slow dance ballads of all time. It's got a Pink Floydish synth touch, a Mock Roxy classy vibe, what's not to like? Many 'ballads' from the time and since (like ALL the gawdawful crap the late Jim Steinman worked on and the schlocky soulless 'adult contemporary' milquetoast radio crap) are downright nauseating but I always loved SB's 'True' when I was in HS. The girls loved the aforementioned garbage and they loved CC too. Most of us 'macho men' really liked CC songs or thought it was at least alright but in HS that was just our 'guilty pleasure', just like ABBA was.

Of course when you mature and grow up (some never do) you start realizing that most stereotypes about homosexual men are not true in the first place. You find out that the he-man vocalist for Judas Priest is gay, and I myself met George Takei at a Trekkie convention before he officially 'came out'. He's a nice guy, smart.

As kohakuebisu says, George’s image may have worked for him and the band with some audiences, in the early days, but it didn’t with others. I think it’s partly because of the animosity that his androgyny stirred up in some of those audiences (and partly because of his own demons) that Boy George has had to go through so much garbage in his life compared with his contemporaries. Lastly - at 60, how much longer can he keep calling himself “Boy”?

The 'androgyny' thing was also done to a degree by Bowie and Prince, straight men. BG took it further by going full drag and that was a turnoff for some, yet it still made him a star. And does have talent, make no mistake. He was a guest on an 'A-Team' episode and he and Mr. T became friends.

As for the 'Boy' moniker, maybe George O'Dowd just wants to always be a Boy at heart. Ain't nothing with that.

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Posted in: Schools pull out of Tokyo Olympic spectator program over virus fears See in context

klutzmanJune 13  06:23 pm JST

School kids flipping the bird to the IOC.

Gotta love it!

Younger generation has more sense than their elders in this case. Let the children lead, step outta their way.

And IOC should be ashamed of themselves for putting profit over health and PM Suga needs to man up and postpone the Games until 2022. It's the ONLY way for today.

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Posted in: A minute with Boy George on turning 60, new music and biopic See in context

BigYenToday  12:00 pm JST

Boy George is a massive step down in terms of musical ability and songwriting.

I agree that many of that New Romantic push were basically clothes and/or hairstyles (including the irredeemable Kajagoogoo and Go West), but Karma Chameleon also happens to have been a very good pop song. I think you underestimate how good a singer Boy George is, once you get beyond the image. "

Boy George is a good singer who keeps getting better with time, he just needs the right songs. His solo career has been a bit self-appraised after Culture Club. He always was high on himself but some other CC songs like 'Miss Me Blind' and 'Church of the Poison Mind' are really solid and they stand up over time.

kohakuebisuToday  10:26 am JST

I grew up in that era, got my musical taste from my brother (punk, post-punk, heavy metal), and thought all the Smash Hits bands the girls around me liked were basically posers. I have since reappraised several of them, Duran Duran, Kajaagoogoo, Go West (Pino!), etc. could all really play,

And Duran Duran has long proven to be a terrific band of their own merit, even today. Yeah they have the videogenic looks but they also strongly reflect their Bowie/Roxy roots with class, oomph and a punch. They also know how to make great videos - styles and looks, adventure and sci-fy scenes, choreography and sexy mysterious women for us guys to feast our eyes on. A winning combination.

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Posted in: Danny Elfman writes a solo album with 'venom' pouring out See in context

I don't like Oingo Boingo, never ever did. Only their songs 'Dead Man's Party' and maybe 'Weird Science' caught on to me but the rest is just insipid rubbish. Still, this new CD sounds like it might be worth listening to and very interesting.

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Posted in: Nobel-winning Japanese chemist Eiichi Negishi dies at 85 See in context

PaulJune 12  10:11 pm JST

A true genius! Humanity is poorer without you! RIP

Before I changed my major to computer science of which I have a BA in, I took some organic chemistry classes and the memorizations and hard mental work involved proved that it wasn't my bag. Yes, they actually do use 'molecular' building sets to construct molecule models and it is like Legos, if you can remember exactly where each atom goes and which kind of bonds you use. That is some really rigorous stuff and it does take a genius to recall every single molecular structure in that manner. I mean it's really tough.

Peter NeilToday  04:25 am JST

What a great person who contributed to society.

He certainly has and he shared a Nobel Prize for it. And the world is a better place because of him.

RIP Ei-ichi Negishi and Domo.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abusing girlfriend’s 1-year-old son See in context

MocheakeToday  10:12 am JST

Kick a defenseless one-year-old child in the head? What a lousy POS this guy is! Just lock him up and throw away the key. Prayers for the young child.

What a lousy POS this guy is! A total jerk.

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Posted in: Biden urges G7 leaders to call out and compete with China See in context

Making America great again by taking initiative and lead again. And not kissing up to China, Russia or NK. It's about time after four shameful disgraceful years of embarrassment to say the least.

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Posted in: Rash of mass shootings stirs U.S. fears heading into summer See in context

The AvengerToday  09:05 am JST

Abbot (Governor of Texas) is making the guns more accessible too. I wonder why Texas bothers. They don't care. Make it easy on yourselves. Don't investigate gun crimes. Don't hold news conferences on gun crimes. Don't worry about the shooters identity, whereabouts or motive(s). It is just a citizen exercising their god given rights. It doesn't matter if anyone gets hurt or dies. All that matters is we don't infringe on gun owners to own and shoot their guns all the time everywhere.

Abbot is shirking his duties as governor which is to tend to needs of Texans and that includes their right to live in peace. He doesn't care, he's neglegent and lazy. And he's so hung up about his hispanophobia he wants to build a border wall. He's unworthy to be a governor of any state.

On top of that he doesn't care about the cops in Texas either. Pull a speeder over and get your face blown off because the 'governor' says it's cool to play cowboy. Yippy-yi-yay.

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Posted in: As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt See in context

bass4funk Not many people and Trump being the real estate mogul that he is wanted to build it up, that helps them, him everyone, not a bad idea.

To build more vanity projects and/or more concentration camps for more snatched migrant children? He's a lying two-faced fascist scum

Greenland is a natural ecosystem that is best left alone. The Eskimos and Inuits have mastered living there for millenia, the Norse colonized it, the Danes rule it and nobody has the right to screw with it or any of the Greenlander people.

Sassybrat Trumpster needs to learn a thing or two about other peoples' territories, cultures and nature. He used the Rolling Stones song 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' at his fascist rallies and he needs to heed those words and apply them to himself and his bloated ego. And BTW, the Stones themselves slapped that ill-mannered obnoxious turd with a lawsuit after telling him NOT to use their song anymore but he did it anyway.

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Posted in: Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow released from jail See in context

nandakandamandaJune 12  01:43 pm JST

Masked and muzzled, she faces a serious choice as to how she lives from now on. The Fates will be watching.

She already has an asylum offer from the UK and it's best that she take it. Nonetheless, HKers must continue to RESIST the CCP's illegal administration and their yes-men.

The Fates will be watching.

'And the world is watching now' - PETER GABRIEL

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Posted in: Novartis' nuclear therapy helps men with prostate cancer live longer: data See in context

virusrexJune 12  08:16 pm JST

It is still a very preliminary form of treatment, but taking in account the multiple failures in recent years to produce anything that is even this effective it is great news.

A couple more of steps, maybe improving delivery or dosage and these four extra months of life may become 4 years.

One can hope. I remember when I was 17 a retired dentist survived 30 days with an artificial heart. Things have improved since 1983.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested over video voyeurism in girl’s toilet at elementary school See in context

ZaphodJune 11  02:34 pm JST

Elementary school? That is sick.

If it was high school, I would of course condem it but not feel that strong about it. But 6-10 year olds.... eeek

Pedphilism is pedophilism and it's never acceptable under any circumstances. And the girls certainly weren't consenting by any means. This pervert has no business teaching kids!

KumagaijinJune 11  04:22 pm JST

Reminds me of the time I was using a public restroom in Kyoto and some guy stuck a camera over the stall wall and tried to film me taking a dump. These pervs are everywhere!

You gotta be careful even if you're an adult. I was waiting in line in a men's room at Ohio State (Rolling Stones show) and there were men in their 60s, totally plastered - taking a picture of one of their own's junk. They were totally trashed and to be honest, they scared me.

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Posted in: Woman, baby die in suspected murder-suicide after fall from bridge See in context

This is very tragic for both involved. That poor baby never had a chance to even live. RIP

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Posted in: Swimming Australia urges Groves to provide details after 'perverts' complaint See in context

Richard GallagherJune 11  08:07 pm JST

The commentary is beyond shameful and treads being overtly misogynist. Completely ignoring the history of abuse that continues and remains current in Australia and other countries. Apparently, IOC Coates, suffers from amnesia, as Australian athletics has been rife with abuse of female athletes, particularly in gymnastics and swimming, as reflected in statement by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC). The Australian Human Rights Commission has investigated and confirmed instances of abuse within gymnastics: 

blvtzpkToday  12:42 am JST

@ GW

That’s a sensible approach - seek more evidence before engaging in speculation.

Maybe this will kick off a firestorm. Ogling is one thing but people like her often get touched improbably and body-shamed as well. Body shaming goes on beauty pageants as well, recall the trash talk Trump said to those Miss Universe contestants. And abuse is abuse, in any form.

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Posted in: Biden to return diverted border wall money See in context

GdTokyoToday  07:03 am JST

The stupidest idea from the stupidest president in history gets de-funded.

Good.

JsapcToday  07:18 am JST

Biden cleaning up the previous man-child's messes again.

zichiToday  07:27 am JST

Only 50 miles of new wall.

America didn't need or even want a stupid Berlin-ish Wall. I was disgusted that anybody would be so stupid to buy that crap in the first place. Diaper Don is a whining thief, among other things. He has NO admirable traits or qualities whatsoever. None.

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Posted in: Putin says he hopes Biden will be less impulsive than Trump See in context

P. SmithToday  12:00 pm JST

Putin was so pleased by Trump he didn't bulldoze the administration like he is doing to Biden's.

Putin didn’t need to do anything to get Trump’s support. The historical record is replete with Trump fawning over Putin and siding with Putin over the US.

ChumpyTrump sold himself to Putin for a Moscow Trump Tower that he didn't get. He sold the US out to Russia, making him the worst traitor of all time. And he sold his soul to the devil. And nobody likes or respects him.

BlacklabelToday  11:23 am JST

that sounds kind of not good for Joe Biden. Hes not taking Putin out behind the gym to beat him up, that much is super clear.

Joe has imposed sanctions on Russia, he's not a sputnik like Trump is.

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Posted in: Justice Department, Congress probing Trump seizures of Democrats' data See in context

Numan

The ramblings of the Republicans' Dear Leader released this love letter from the Republican Party to Russia's Putin before Biden and Putin meeting. It is a healthy mix of disloyal to US & just pathetic.

Admittedly though, he is an idiot.

Donald Trump: I trust Vladimir Putin more than US intelligence

if that isn't explicit treason, then what is?

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Posted in: As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt See in context

Chumptrump blubbered that climate change was a myth. So why did he whine so much on wanting to 'buy' Greenland from Denmark so bad? To build more vanity projects and/or more concentration camps for more snatched migrant children? He's a lying two-faced fascist scum.

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