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Posted in: What is 'wabi sabi'? See in context

I think the older you get, the more you realise the little you really know.

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Posted in: Premier League players to continue taking a knee this season See in context

In America, we call it soccer.

The post is the English Premier League.

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Posted in: What is 'wabi sabi'? See in context

Even in a master painting there are imperfections. No artist creates the perfect painting which is one of the reasons to keep painting. The imperfections are seen by the master but maybe not by the viewer.

I have several items of very old Japanese furniture which I cleaned up and polished and now look like expensive antiques even with all the imperfections.

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Posted in: What did Japanese curry taste like 150 years ago? This instant curry pack lets you find out See in context

Thank you Wikipedia.

Ground beef for meatballs and meatloaf, and pasta dishes.

I didn’t read it on Wiki. There are many sites about the history of Japanese curry, 150 years. But the rest of your comment has nothing to do with curry and more to do with a teenage stalker.

if you have not realised yet, there are many of us on this forum who like talking about foods. If you don’t want to join in then fish somewhere else.

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Posted in: Premier League players to continue taking a knee this season See in context

Commodore Perry

But at least I accomplished my goal.

in football, we call that a home goal!

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Posted in: Premier League players to continue taking a knee this season See in context

Someone playing the night game in LA? Must be time for a Japanese curry rice (brown).

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Posted in: Premier League players to continue taking a knee this season See in context

But one positive outcome is that it becomes easy to identify those who are just trawling these pages.

some of us have been on this forum more than 10 years.

Personally, I made more than 35,000 posts and I’m not even the top division.

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Posted in: Yosozumi wins another skateboarding gold for Japan See in context

New sports. New heroes.

All three medal winners are born in Japan.

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Posted in: Premier League players to continue taking a knee this season See in context

Football isn't the only sport having to deal with racism. All sports suffer from various levels of racism. Rich sports like tennis are difficult for low-income minorities to join. More money needs to be spent on citizen sports and their facilities.

But GB has done well in the Olympics.

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Posted in: Upside down See in context

Won the bronze.

According to an internet search:

Born: Miyazaki, Miyazaki

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Posted in: Premier League players to continue taking a knee this season See in context

Commodore Perry

The plane crash was over 60 years ago. Most posters here weren't around then. It must be nice to live in the past, but we are talking about racism in the UK, in UK sports, in 2021.

Every year, even at Liverpool, we remember the loss of Manchester United. And in turn, they always remember the 96 Hillsborough Liverpool fan from 1989, 32 years but probably also before your time?

Sometimes you just outshine yourself. Just so funny comment from you when you already posted:

Commodore PerryToday 01:59 pm JST

"Admiral Sir John Hawkins of Plymouth, a notable Elizabethan seafarer, is widely acknowledged to be "the Pioneer of the English Slave Trade". In 1554–1555,"

ROTFL

As usual on these posts, you are always the first to post about Britain and Black slavery. Nothing to do with the modern game.

Commodore PerryToday 09:57 am JST

"Let's hope actions are stronger than words. This prevalent racism in the UK needs to be stopped--it goes under the radar and this is a good chance for the countries of the UK to acknowledge their long history of slavery and racism, and finally deal with it accordingly."

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Posted in: Soccer defenders more at risk of dementia in later life says new research See in context

In the US, more participants are injured playing soccer than football.

How many American footballers end up in wheelchairs and unable to walk?

Out of all sports, American footballers suffer the greatest number of injuries.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1941297/

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Posted in: Belarus athlete leaves Japan on Vienna-bound flight See in context

Back in February, Poland stated it would accept any citizen from Belarus who wanted to leave.

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Posted in: Premier League players to continue taking a knee this season See in context

Iron LadToday 02:03 pm JST

Kneeling is a sign of submission.

Better spend more money and help black people instead of kneeling, which costs zero money and is meaningless.

The players, the clubs and the owners have also donated money for education programs and others.

See comment above

Alfie NoakesToday 07:52 am JST

Oh really? Any money being spent on education? Nope.And they won't.

Kick It Out has been England's equality and inclusion in football organisation since 1993. It's funded by the Premier League, the FA, The PFA and Sky.

https://www.kickitout.org/

They work very hard and do a terrific job. Have a read of the website.

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Posted in: Premier League players to continue taking a knee this season See in context

One of the saddest days in British sports.

You know so little about British sports, especially football. There have been major tragic events, like the loss of the Manchester United team in a plane crash or the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans in Hillsborough.

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Posted in: Premier League players to continue taking a knee this season See in context

TheDalaiLamasBifocals

My cousin played for England and a Premier League team.

Please tell us which seasons your cousin played and for which club?

Progress in the terraces has been made over the seasons. There is much less racial shouting and those fans who do, end up banned for life.

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Posted in: Premier League players to continue taking a knee this season See in context

There was no tradition of black slavery in Britain but some did exist.

In the latter half of the 18th century, England had a Black population of around 15,000 people. They lived mostly in major port cities - London, Liverpool and Bristol - but also in market towns and villages across the country. The majority worked in domestic service, both paid and unpaid.

The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 formally freed 800,000 Africans who were then the legal property of Britain's slave owners in the colonies. Those owners were also compensated. A bailout as it were.

Black people in late 18th-century Britain

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/portchester-castle/history-and-stories/black-people-in-late-18th-century-britain/

The American slave population reached 4 million.

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Posted in: Soccer defenders more at risk of dementia in later life says new research See in context

Time to look at soft type helmets especially for school football and junior clubs. This would still allow headers to take.

For me, the greatest header of all time was the one scored by the Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker. Pure magic. Taken in the final minutes of the game at West Brom which we won in the 95th minute, 2-1.

He won the Liverpool Goal of the Season.

Watch his brilliance.

https://youtu.be/YadHmdsACzc

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Posted in: Premier League players to continue taking a knee this season See in context

The BLM movement spread across the world after the killing of George Floyd but the movement began in America because of the daily racial abuse suffered by Black Americans.

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Posted in: Premier League players to continue taking a knee this season See in context

And who does not know the British gave up control of America with the Treaty of Paris in 1783. Whatever happened in the new America after that was the responsibility of the government and the people, not the British.

America didn't end slavery until 1865, 82 years later. The black people could not really vote until 1965, 182 years later. Segregation was not ended until 1964, 181 years later.

When it comes to slavery and racism, America still has a lot to answer for.

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Posted in: Premier League players to continue taking a knee this season See in context

Not all towns and cities had a connection to the horrific slave trade. Mostly Liverpool, London and Bristol. Those cities have apologised for the trade and taken positive actions to mark that period in their histories. Liverpool was the first city in the world to build a museum devoted to slavery.

Unlike in America, slaves were not used but the money made from profits helped built the cities. In America, it can be claimed, large parts were built on the brutal treatment of slaves. It took until Obama for a president to apologise for slavery.

The black people and Asians in Britain are not from slaves. They are emigrants from former British colonies.

In America, sports racism remains a major problem as it does in the larger society. 

For an American to preach to the British about slavery and racism is laughable. 

Racism in sports remains a problem across Europe and many countries have taken action to deal with it. There are incidents involving racial abuse not from fans but from gangs of extreme right-wing groups.

The Brits have the Football Police Unit who recently arrested and charged several people involved in the Euro's racial abuse.

Brits know little about CRT.

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Posted in: New York is first major U.S. city to mandate vaccines for restaurants, gyms See in context

Burning Bush

We all have smartphones, and we're going to record all these standoffs at the door as law abiding citizens, blacks, Jews and regular people get barred entry based on an illegal government mandate.

I thought you lived in Japan but you are saying you live in America?

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Posted in: Did you watch any of the first week of the Tokyo Olympics on TV? If so, did you find that it helped take your mind off the coronavirus? See in context

Still have not watched a single event but it comes up on the news.

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Posted in: What did Japanese curry taste like 150 years ago? This instant curry pack lets you find out See in context

Curry powder and curried dishes were most likely introduced to Japan in the late 1860s via the Anglo-Indian officers of the Royal Navy and other stalwarts of the British Empire.

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Posted in: Food delivery service’s payment processing error allows some people to eat for free…for 3 years See in context

Consumers often do not check their credit payments in great detail assuming they are correct.

I check every item on our credit card bill. Even writing down what it was for.

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Posted in: U.S. employers ratchet up pressure on unvaccinated See in context

Tyson foods now joining companies requiring 120,000 employee vaccinations.

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Posted in: What is 'wabi sabi'? See in context

Life is perfectly imperfect.

My paintings are Wabi Sabi.

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Posted in: Premier League players to continue taking a knee this season See in context

Racial abuse raised its ugly head again during the Euro's so still work to be done, including education of the ignorant.

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Posted in: Upside down See in context

Good luck to her. The youngest professional skateboarder in the world. Born in Miyazaki but representing Great Britain. 13 years old.

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Posted in: Japan concerned over S Korea's Olympic food site See in context

ableko45

I wouldn't eat food from the Chernobyl area 10 years out from the Chernobyl accident

Millions of people actually did. The radiation from Chernobyl reached all the way to Ireland. Until about 5 years ago Welsh farmers could not kill their sheep without testing first.

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