Vernie Jefferies comments

Posted in: Ill-fitting suit tips police off to con man in Tokyo See in context

This is a huge victory for the fashion police.

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Posted in: Member of pop group Tokio referred to prosecutors for forcibly kissing teen See in context

JT why are you calling them a boy band? Those guys are musicians and they play their own instruments when they perform. I think that's called a real band.

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Posted in: One dead, 45 injured in bus-car collision See in context

It was no suicide. On the news, they showed the video from the bus cam, and the car in the opposite lane was traveling at a high rate of speed, and hit the guard rail in the medium. It was launched in the air, and traveled a long distance before hitting the bus like a missile. A very scary video.

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Posted in: Agony See in context

Dre. Hund that photo is one shot. It was taken on the wrestling mat right after match. That's the referee in the background. They both were crying at the same time.

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Posted in: Agony See in context

I was actually up early this morning watching the disappointing match on TV. Soon after the loss, the uncontrollable grief appeared, and she had an immediate television interview with tears. I thought she would get it together for ceremony, but it was rather uncomfortable to watch her cry during the whole ceremony. I'm quite sure she gave her full dedication to her passing father.

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Posted in: Jude Law stars in Japanese Pepsi commercial as legendary demon from tale of 'Momotaro' See in context

Here are Episodes 0, 1, 2, and 3 of this series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6zqHoiA-dA

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Posted in: 14-year-old boy killed by train in apparent suicide See in context

Wow at 5:40 am. He did a suicide on the first train of the morning schedule.

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Posted in: Japan urges China, Philippines to abide by international tribunal ruling See in context

I assume I got the thumps down for using "Who's". Yeah, I know it's actually "Whose". I do my best editing after hitting Submit.

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Posted in: Japan urges China, Philippines to abide by international tribunal ruling See in context

China has refused to participate in the arbitration. Who's job is it now to enforce the ruling?

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Posted in: U.S. airman arrested for alleged drunk driving on Okinawa See in context

For the guy who posted "DUI coming in 5..4..3..." in a previous story last week, SPOT ON.

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Posted in: Apple sued in China over showing of war film from the 1990s See in context

In May, a Beijing intellectual property tribunal in Beijing ordered Apple to stop selling its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the city after finding they look too much like a model made by a small Chinese brand.

You mean to tell me Apple is in trouble for making it's own brand, and the knock-off is more important?

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Posted in: Media firms lose control of news as tech platforms rise See in context

People don't read real news on Facebook because they don't know the difference on their smart phones. They re-post their friend's propaganda, and this will be the death of true journalism. Nobody cares about the truth if the lie is more entertaining.

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Posted in: Final Benghazi report: No 'smoking gun' pointing to Clinton See in context

If they want to open Pandora's Box on Embassy Attacks, let's go back and investigate Bush's administration prior to Benghazi. Here's a nice list:

http://www.politifact.com/embassyattacks/

Prior to Benghazi, were there 13 attacks on embassies and 60 deaths under President George W. Bush?

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Posted in: Ryoko Yonekura to return for 4th season of 'Doctor X' See in context

Actually it's a pretty good show. She's definitely a handful in that drama.

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Posted in: Human body parts found in Tokyo park pond See in context

There's a nice water fountain in the center of the pond, and you can ride a row boat with a special someone. But it might be a little difficult to enjoy the scenery after this disturbing news.

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Posted in: Trump fires his campaign manager in dramatic shake-up See in context

Did you use the boardroom firing process like "The Apprentice"?

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Posted in: Naked man strolls up to Akihabara Station in Tokyo to buy a train ticket See in context

Well he certainly took "Shingeki no Kyojin" up to a new level.

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Posted in: Woman attacked, robbed by man she shared taxi ride with in Saitama See in context

He will be caught easily. They have video surveillance inside all taxis.

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Posted in: Alligator snatches 2-year-old child at Florida Disney resort See in context

I've heard many cases of those gators jumping out of the water and attacking small pets close to the shore, but this is the first case I've known one to take a small child. My heart goes out to that family. I can't imagine the anguish of that father failing to rescue his son.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor submits resignation effective June 21 See in context

On assuming office as governor, the telegenic French-speaking Masuzoe—a former health and labor minister—pledged an administration free of money scandals.

Well that was close enough. He turned out to have an administration of free money scandal.

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Posted in: Chindonya See in context

The Chindonya bands that I've seen actually play pretty good music.

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Posted in: U.S. military lifts some restrictions on sailors in Japan See in context

They are only allowed to leave the base for now, but they still are not allowed drink. Maybe they should use a buddy system to keep each other in check. Good luck guys. It doesn't take long for a last straw to break the camel's back.

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Posted in: Abandoned Japanese boy released from hospital See in context

Soon he will be scheduled to throw out First Pitch for the Hokkaido Fighters. He's now a rare celebrity in the area.

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Posted in: Remembering Ali See in context

Sumobody, he was probably one of the greatest Human Beings because he inspired the whole world. Boxing was his part-time job.

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Posted in: Fiery night See in context

That's an awesome spectacle. I would love to see that in person.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy slaps drinking ban on 18,600 sailors in Japan, ends liberty See in context

As I feel bad for the innocent military personnel, this was bound to happen sooner or later. She broke the rule of drinking off base (plus driving and causing an bad accident). That's the straw the broke the camel's back. Don't be too hard on the commander's decision, because there have been countless bad incidents happening in Okinawa from the last few years, and those people are still screwing up down there. It's so bad there that they imposed curfew on my military friends up here on the main island. All military personnel is affected by their bad decisions.

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Posted in: Fox apologizes for billboard showing strangling from 'X-Men' See in context

No need to apologize because Apocalypse will strangle anyone who gets in his way.

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Posted in: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74 See in context

I still don't want to believe it even as I'm sitting here watching the breaking news special report. He was such an inspiration to me growing up as a child, and he made such an impact on my life. Greatest of all time is right because Muhammad Ali wasn't a legend, he was THE LEGEND!! Float on Mr. Ali, float on.

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Posted in: Missing Hokkaido boy found alive in SDF hut in forest after 6 days See in context

What a great way to start the weekend with this kind of news. I actually have a small tear of joy running down my cheek knowing that he actually survived so many days alone. Way to go young man.

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Posted in: Missing 7-year-old boy left in mountains by parents as punishment See in context

Is there some kind of law against abandoning a live body, as well as a dead one? Geez. I am going to assume that the parents will update their story again later, since they are having such a difficult time finding the young man. There are a lot of people working hard up there looking for the little fellow.

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