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Posted in: 'Saving Private Ryan' returning to French cinemas for D-Day anniversary See in context

WoodyLee

Yeah I'm sure it has absolutely nothing to do with the 80th anniversary of D-Day next week.

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Posted in: SDF member dies after grenade thrown by another during training See in context

RIP. That's one awful way to go...

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Posted in: N Korea fires barrage of missiles toward eastern waters See in context

Samit Basu

The IHA kowtowing to the Koreas' ridiculous and irrational demands is shameful. A body of water is named after the landmass that forms it. If the Japanese archipelago ceased to exit, there still wouldn't be an "East Sea" because it would simply be the Western edge of the Pacific Ocean and not a separate body of water warranting a name of its own.

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Posted in: N Korea fires barrage of missiles toward eastern waters See in context

dbsaiya

It blew up and since it fell outside the Japanese EEZ, has Japan

retrieved any debris to verify? How can Japan say that it was a

ballistic missile and not as N. Korea claims a vehicle for their

satellite?

The Norks announced it was a ballistic missile, or did you stop reading before it says so in the article?

"North Korea later said it tested a tactical ballistic missile with a new autonomous navigation system."

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Posted in: Osaka in tears after epic Swiatek defeat but admits: 'I've felt worse' See in context

socrateos

It's great to hear that Naomi Osaka is making a comeback...

Really? Don't you have to actually win something to make a comeback?

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Posted in: De Niro slams Trump at press event outside courthouse See in context

syniksan

Actor that played Godfather slams Trump? That's why this article in entertainment section.

That was Al Pachino. You think all mafia movie actors are the same?

Um, De Niro played Vito Corleone, THE Godfather. How you could possibly overlook this?

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Posted in: Netanyahu acknowledges 'tragic mistake' after Rafah strike kills at least 45 Palestinians See in context

For a nuclear armed genocidal country with a very effective and superior military Israel sure is taking its time with this genocide business. You'd think that they would have killed many times more the number of Palestinians by now if that's their goal. If the Israelis are genocidal, as many of you keep stating, they're really really bad at it...

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Posted in: Osaka, Alcaraz off to winning starts at French Open See in context

What, no comment from Osaka about the wonders of motherhood? Anyone else feel cheated?

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Posted in: Ferrari's Leclerc wins F1 Monaco GP after 1st lap crash takes out Perez and 2 other cars See in context

Well done to Magnussen for ruining the race in the first lap and turning an already boring Monaco GP into a tire wear battling snooze fest. As storied and historic as the Monaco GP is if I had to miss watching one race out of the season it would be this one.

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Posted in: Shrine honors cats at Japan island where they outnumber humans See in context

Moonraker

Absolutely. Cats don't forage for food, they hunt from instinct whether they're hungry or not, that's why cat owners who let their cats out are really irresponsible. Unlike indoor cats, feral cats crap everywhere and anywhere and are absolutely unsanitary.

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Posted in: Shrine honors cats at Japan island where they outnumber humans See in context

I can't stand feral cats, and the people who perpetuate the problem by going out of their way to feed them because they feel sorry for the poor cute kitties instead of contributing to Sakura Neko programs to spay/neuter them. I bet the avian population on this island is close to zero...

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Posted in: Ten Hag defiant on his future after Man United stuns Man City in FA Cup final See in context

And the underdogs win the day. What a performance from United! Winning the FA Cup is a perfect way to end this dismal season, but knowing how much it must irk some of you that a "ridiculous" and "unlikeable" club that "deserve a hiding" has bested "England's greatest-ever team" is priceless. Seeing the consternation on Pep's face during the match at being so outplayed was a close second. Also loved seeing Sir Alex beaming and singing in the stands.

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Posted in: Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who skewered fast food industry, dies at 53 See in context

Supersize Me wasn't an indictment of fast food as much as over eating. The conclusion you should reach from it is that you shouldn't over eat anything but most people were duped into accepting the false conclusion that Spurlock's end state was the fault of the type/quality of the food alone that he ate. He never published his food logs and his "documentary" isn't much more than a sensational smear campaign.

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Posted in: China starts second day of war games around Taiwan to test ability to 'seize power' See in context

Take trade away from China and they'd join the DPRK as a pariah state overnight. What an utterly unlikable government.

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Posted in: Bangkok hospital says most seriously injured from turbulence-hit flight need spinal operations See in context

proxy

@WoodyLee People do keep their seat belts fastened when sitting but there are always some passengers who are taking a bio-break or in-line for a bio-break who do not have seat belts fastened for obvious reasons.

Naturally, there are a few passengers (and crew) who are up and about for various reasons, but surely you're not suggesting that that would account for over a hundred people injured in this mishap? I think it's safe to assume that most were injured because they simply didn't bother to buckle up and paid the price.

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Posted in: Man City make case to be ranked as England's greatest-ever team See in context

Anything is possible when you cheat...

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Posted in: Man City win historic fourth straight Premier League title See in context

Spent on players over 5 seasons.

6) Manchester City: £-326.67m.

How convenient. They spent triple that in the previous five years, years that are under investigation for FFP violations. Manchester City is a dirty club and the fact that they are allowed to keep competing, and winning, without being penalized is disgraceful.

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Posted in: Man City win historic fourth straight Premier League title See in context

Carpslidy

But never like this

Not surprising though. The previous periods of dominance weren't bought.

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Posted in: Man City win historic fourth straight Premier League title See in context

I and I’m sure millions of others would like to get behind a likable club to stop City doing the double.

Come now Jimizo. It would be bad form if you didn't root for the underdog on the 25th...

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Posted in: Man City win historic fourth straight Premier League title See in context

How disappointing for Arsenal to come so close for a second season in a row, and to lose out to such an unlikeable club. Yet another year that City's name is on the trophy along with an asterisk.

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Posted in: Eight arrested after climate activists breach German airport See in context

This is beyond causing a traffic jam on a road. I would hope that interfering with commercial aviation in the EU would warrant jail time as it does in the U.S. 11 diverted flights and 60 canceled flights is inexcusable.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy flagship carrier USS Ronald Reagan leaves its Japan home port after nearly 9 years See in context

voiceofokinawa

Repeat after me. The three principles prohibit nuclear W-E-A-P-O-N-S. Not nuclear-powered hairdryers, nuclear-powered vending machines, or nuclear-powered vessels. An aircraft carrier may be nuclear-POWERED but it is conventionally-armed and doesn't violate Japan's three anti-nuclear (weapons) principles according to Japanese government. The same applies to our submarines since only the conventionally-armed SSNs and not our nuclear-armed SSBNs make port calls in Japan at White Beach, Sasebo, and Yokosuka, although I would expect that to change once Japan revises it's three principals to embrace nuclear armament themselves. How is any of this so hard to comprehend for you?

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Posted in: U.S. Navy flagship carrier USS Ronald Reagan leaves its Japan home port after nearly 9 years See in context

voiceofokinawa

Was I wrong to assume your fluency in Japanese? If you were, you'd know that the three principles specify that they apply to "nuclear weapons" and not any vessel powered by nuclear power, which Japan itself has had in the past.

Also, if you're a fan of Japan's three anti-nuclear (weapons) principles, I'd prepare yourself for a drastic change. I know you're incapable of comprehending why the government may feel this is necessary since you live in a fantasy world where Japan has no hostile or belligerent neighbors, particularly nuclear-armed ones, but as everything I'm seeing and hearing in my dealings indicate that the GOJ is seriously considering revising or abandoning them entirely and becoming a nuclear-armed nation in the relatively near future in order to achieve parity with said neighbors without relying entirely on the U.S.' nuclear deterrence.

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Posted in: Japan protests after China, Russia call released Fukushima water 'contaminated' See in context

smithinjapan

Probably true, but what is a 100% fact is that anything from the coasts of Japan runs the extremely high risk of carrying some radioactive contaminants as a direct result of dumping (as a direct result of extremely poor planning, corruption, and cost-cutting).

Um, science much?

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Posted in: Fringe group members arrested for obstructing rival Diet candidates' campaigns See in context

Wow, 1,110 people actually voted for these clowns? None of you fine JT denizens I hope...

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. move ahead in co-developing hypersonic weapons interceptor as regional threats grow See in context

Yrral

China Russia,NK already have the capability to launch a decapitation strike against Tokyo as little as 5 minutes from any launch site

Really? So you're telling us that everyone here at JT who constantly claim that Japan has no need to better arm itself because none of its neighbors pose any threat, is in fact, wrong wrong wrong. I'm shocked.

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Posted in: Palestinians rally in Tokyo to mark 76 years of displacement See in context

Mr. Kipling

Remember this next time a zealot flies a plane into a building. They don't hate the USA because of your wonderful breakfast cereal options. But because your government supports and encourages the displacement and genocide of Palestinians.

As if the rest of the Arab world give a rat's ass about Palestinians. They only care about Palestine in so far as its useful in their endless hatred for Israel.

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Posted in: Fine dining, at a new high. A Michelin-starred chef will take his cuisine to our upper atmosphere See in context

As if anything can taste good flying at that altitude...

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Posted in: Army whistleblower who exposed alleged Australian war crimes in Afghanistan is sentenced to prison See in context

202hindsights

Because if he did, it would never had seen light of day...

That's an unfounded assumption and not a valid argument for breaking the laws and regulations that applied to McBride when he broke them. McBride (and you) will never know if the ADF would have done the right thing had it been brought to their attention.

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Posted in: Army whistleblower who exposed alleged Australian war crimes in Afghanistan is sentenced to prison See in context

If McBride didn't use the whistleblower mechanism within the military at all and instead chose unilaterally to release classified information to the media, he's not a whistleblower, he's a criminal. The ends don't justify the means.

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