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Posted in: Trump hints he may run again in 2024, proposes new voting limits See in context

Donald, we hate you. Now will you go shed your skin someplace? Will you SHUT UP, MAN?

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Posted in: At least 18 protesters killed in Myanmar in worst violence since coup See in context

Bob FosseToday  09:26 am JST

It's 2021, the playbook for the Myanmar government is easy.

Label them as seditionists and insurrections and then claim justification in killing and arresting your own citizens

I think you should read more about what is happening in Myanmar before making such a ridiculous comparison.

ASSK has been collaborating with these scumpots, even denying outright the Rohignya genocide that Myanmar is committing. You can claim that the junta is marking a new era with this overthrow but it's the same crap the Union has had for 60 years. Nothing has really changed there last week.

'Minimal force', yeah right.

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Posted in: 3 children found dead in Kyushu; father attempts suicide See in context

It's sad that those three kids are dead. RIP you never lived

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Posted in: Trump hints he may run again in 2024, proposes new voting limits See in context

WilliBToday  12:45 pm JST

starpunk

*The worst part of it all is that he truly believes he is the Messiah and that he's BORN to rule*

I have not yet met any "true believer" who thinks the guy is the Messiah and "born to rule".

trump said that he is the 'Chosen One' (a messiah) and apparantly his CULT followers believe that he is. As for the 'born to rule', his demeanor and actions show that trait in everything he does and says. That says enough.

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Posted in: Tina Turner documentary, lockdown films headline virtual Berlin fest See in context

Another Tina biop?

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Posted in: 'Spooky' AI tool brings dead relatives' photos to life See in context

At the NASA Glenn facility there is a John Glenn hologram, but like all holograms it's limiyed in memory. That one is based on an interview he had and a limited number of questions. It's the same deal with Roy Orbison and Michael Jackson holograms. And these 'photo' jobs are no different.

Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.

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Posted in: Crisis deepens for Cuomo; AG wants to lead harassment probe See in context

Let's see if the charges stick. Watch his reaction, just like Kavanaugh's.

Of course not all allegations are true. I knew the butt-slapping allegations on George Bush wouldn't fly. However, 99% of such allegations are real.

And if they ain't, what's Cuomo trying to hide?

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Posted in: England condemn online abuse of rugby players after Genge receives death threats See in context

Keyboard warriors are often the worst bullies and cowards anywhere.

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Posted in: Trump hints he may run again in 2024, proposes new voting limits See in context

GdTokyoToday  12:00 pm JST

Well, that was a freaks show. From the golden idol ( Seriously, Evangelicals? I think there is something in the bible about that, weird....), to the absolute lies about voter fraud (there is none. Nada, nil, zilch, zero), "election security"

To my daughter's Gen-Z, which happens to be the most politically active of that age group in history (as well as the most diverse and educated) Trump is radio active. As a group, they reject his xenophobia, his nationalism and his stupidity.

Moreover, for the final sliver of Republicans who have not drunk the kool-aide, January 6th was the breaking point. They watched the so-called leader of their party incite an insurrection against a co-equal branch of government for the purpose of violently overturning an election and said "no more." In state after state, the GOP voter rolls are bleeding out as life-long republicans look at the party and say what I say, "This isn't a political party. It's a cult."

Trump's sycophants love to call for a do-over. I have bad news; If the election were held today, using Biden's approval ratings, Biden would win by a MUCH bigger margin.

Trump is pulling his Mussolini airs again but he just can't face the fact HE LOST. And what little cred evaporated when he encouraged the Treasonous Jan. 6 Act. That horrible Day of Infamy came courtesy not from a foreign power like Hideiki Tojo or Usama bin Laden but a domestic menace - Donald Jerk Trump.

If the Republican Party truly has a future now, it needs to excise this cancer of Trumpism!

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Posted in: Syria reports Israeli missile attack near Damascus See in context

If the stupid and illegal 2003 - 2011 Iraq War didn't occur, there would be no ISIL threat and things wouldn't be the mess in the region that it is. Saddam Hussein was a rotten dictator but he kept a lid on such crazy activity. Take him out of the equation and the cork came off the bottle. The genie escaped. The Syrian Civil War has confounded the problem.

America is now involved in the military-industrial complex that Ike Eisenhower warned about in 1960.

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Posted in: Cafe Paulista in Ginza: Japan’s oldest existing 'kissaten' is model for coffee shops across the country See in context

ToraToday  11:09 am JST

Those places reek of cigarettes smell, one of the big reasons Starbucks ate them alive.

Starbucks? Not so big in much of Europe/Australasia. Sterile and pushes American cultural imperialism. Horrible coffee, too. Except in Japan, and much of Asia that seems to be a recipe for success. Go figure.

Some of their seasonal lattes are good, especially for Halloween and Christmas.

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WakarimasenToday  11:22 am JST

Nice.

Very nice, almost Christmassy.

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Posted in: Trump hints he may run again in 2024, proposes new voting limits See in context

smithinjapanToday  10:26 am JST

What an absolute crybaby and loser. Can't even admit he lost. haha. It's even funnier watching his loser supporters parrot the idea and avoid the question of who is president.

Have you ever seen a more deluded crybaby and sore loser in your life? He has not advanced one day from way back when. The worst part of it all is that he truly believes he is the Messiah and that he's BORN to rule. He just won't 'retire to being a full-fledged grandpa' like George Bush did. He won't write his memoirs like both Bushes, Clinton, and recently Obama have. No no noooooooo.........

Trumpchump just can't go quietly, and he just won't SHUT UP. He's like Napoleon and that's where we need to keep a watch on this criminal. Napoleon escaped Ebla and caused a big stink in Europe again before being defeated for good at Waterloo. I hope it doesn't come to that. Somebody shut this clod up!!!!! Arrest him!

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Posted in: Trump hints he may run again in 2024, proposes new voting limits See in context

Ma-HuToday  09:37 am JST

Why on earth is he being given any airtime by the news stations? I turned on the telly this morning and there he was, that irritating droning voice - not just clips mind yo, they were showing the whole stupid speech. He is irrelevant. He is not news, he is nothing. Stop pandering to him.

And this oaf started his temper-tantrum over an hour late. And he keeps on with his delusions and illusions. It's a totally brainwashed CULT now. Don't believe me? Look at that horrendously grossly butt-ugly golden idol statue that was placed and presented at this cult gathering.

We mentioned yesterday about what Simon and Garfunkel said in the Sixties. Well an Eighties tune for this scenario would be from Culture Club. This is a Church of the Poison Mind.

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Posted in: Cafe Paulista in Ginza: Japan’s oldest existing 'kissaten' is model for coffee shops across the country See in context

 John Lennon and Yoko Ono came to the Cafe Paulista for three days in a row 

There's no markers or any reminders of this? I've been to the famous Le Reine Elizabeth in Montreal where 'Give Peace a Chance' was written and recorded. That particular room is charged at higher rates up to 1.5 years ahead of time because of those two people.

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Posted in: Republican calls grow for U.S. to boycott 2022 Olympics in China See in context

dbsaiyaToday  07:39 am JST

Boycott for the way they are treating the Muslim Uighurs? How did trump treat Muslims in the U.S. GOP? Or maybe the way the PRC treated the Hong Kong protestors? Well, scenes from trump's Lafayette Square police riot look pretty similar. And we're supposed to take this from Haley who disparaged dear leader only to grovel back to him? Great two-faced principles. To avoid embarrassing yourselves over the hypocrisy, how about just saying let's rid ourselves of the Olympics altogether? I would go for that.

Darling Nikki is a nincompoop with no cred whatsoever. She keeps licking Trump's boots, and look at HIS record of human rights - his hatred of Islam, Hispanics, everything else? She is a hypocrite to human rights ideals, American ideals and even herself.

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Posted in: Woman who fell to death from 9th floor was thrown by husband, police allege See in context

If he didn't strangle her, whodunnit?

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Posted in: From Apu to Aladdin: Why white voices will no longer do See in context

Henry MontagFeb. 28  10:15 am JST

I think Handel has completely missed the "actor" part of voice actor. The role of an actor is to pretend to be someone they are not for the purposes of entertaining people.

But if you want to go for accuracy, why stop at getting a black guy to voice someone like Dr. Hibbert? If you're after authenticity, why not get a black doctor to do it? Or if you're getting a black guy to voice Carl, why not get a black nuclear engineer to do it?

What next? A gay actor to voice a gay cartoon character? 30 years ago it was revealed that the voice of Bart Simpson is a woman. Yes, a WOMAN. Are we going to substitute her voice with a young boy now?

mikeylikesitFeb. 28  10:43 am JST

Is it O.K. for a black or Asian actor to play Hamlet, a Danish prince who, though fictional, must have been racially a Dane by any reasonable cultural or historical standard?

Authenticity is really just code word for power.

When I saw and met George Takei at a Trekkie convention in 1992, somebody asked him what more he's done outside of STAR TREK movies lately and he replied 'Shakespeare'. Shakespeare play characters are mostly European white (a notable exception is the Moor Othello). Yet the messages and stories behind these plays transcend all races and colors, cultures and even history. The acclaimed Black American actor James Earl Jones performed in Shakespeare too (and he voiced Anakin Skywalker = Darth Vader, a White guy in a galaxy far, far away).

If these multi-voice actors are really just tired of all the multi-character voice load after 30 years, why don't they just say so? This 'authenticity'/PC crap is just that. Acting is just that - it's an art, a discipline that takes training to do.

In 1984 Billy Joel had a multi-tracked near-a capella Top 20 hit with 'The Longest Time' where he imitated voices of the various ethnicities in NYC - Italian, Greek, Polish, Hispanic, Haitian, Black American, etc. on analog tapes and spliced them together. Which one of those voices is Billy Joel? They all are!

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Posted in: Myanmar police crack down on protests; at least 5 dead See in context

theFuToday  01:08 am JST

Where are the Buddhist calling out the Myanmar military? I don't think Budda would be pleased.

She faces charges of illegally importing six walkie-talkie radios

This must be a joke, right?

Isn't Theravada (nontheistic) the prevalent form of Buddism in Myanmar? Even so, I don't think the Buddha Siddhartha Gautauma would be pleased with this either. As for ASSK's '6 walkie-talkie' charges, that could be technically classified as 'smuggling' but these military junta moron-jerks are too stupid to come up with any legit excuses so they had to come up with something.

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Posted in: Myanmar police crack down on protests; at least 5 dead See in context

zichiFeb. 28  02:32 pm JST

How long will the west stand by and watch this happen?

danFeb. 28  10:10 pm JST

Millions died in Rwanda..

Did the West intervene? NO!

Isn't the United Nations supposed to be doing something about events like this? And what of the onging genocide against the Rohnyga (sp?)? And the 60-odd-year-long internal wars the regime has been waging against the Shan, Karin, etc. language groups?

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Posted in: Cat-and-mouse hijinks return in new 'Tom & Jerry' movie See in context

shogun36Feb. 26  01:35 pm JST

NIce! Let's get some new pink panther, HB, disney afternoon, and looney toons out while we are at it.

In the mid 90s there was an animated Pink Panther series. Let's do it again.

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Posted in: Lady Gaga's dogs recovered safely; no word on $500,000 reward See in context

Ooooooh, I've been SOOOO worried all day. Now I can sleep tonight.

Turn the page and change the channel.

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Posted in: Japanese journalist briefly detained in Myanmar while covering protests See in context

so I don't think their explanation is right."

Of course it isn't. These rotten scumbags wanted to intimidate and make an example out of a foreign jouralist, or any 'outsiders; for that matter. Their message is: Stay away and bug off.

Keep it all out of sight. Undercover of the night....

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Posted in: Tokyo high schools ask students to certify hair color not altered: NHK See in context

shogun36Today  01:07 pm JST

waste of time

Say 'please'. Say 'pretty please'. Ahh hell, don't waste your time with these stupid nit-pickers and naggers. There's more important things in life to be concerned with than this trivial crap. Be yourselves.

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Posted in: Trump allies show fealty to former president with golden statue See in context

SuperLibToday  07:17 am JST

Is the statue meant to be taken seriously?

This is total idolatry. It's officially a CULT now. and this IDOL is the ugliest thing I have ever seen, it's so grossly sickening to even look at. So damn repulsive! MELT THIS HIDEOUS HUNK OF JUNK.

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Posted in: Texas blackout: How can electricity grids weather climate shocks? See in context

StrangerlandToday  02:03 am JST

it would not be hard to make a law for all new houses to have a 14 kwh EV battery and solar panels.

We're talking Texas. "But, Freedom!"

I think it would actually be quite hard to make such a law. Texans aren't going to go for that. Too much government interference for Texans.

StrangerlandToday  02:32 am JST

The last two decades have proven beyond any reasonable doubt that Republicans are entirely useless when it comes to governing effectively. They are pro-whiners, and masters at obstruction. But complete and utter failures when it comes to actually finding something good to do for the people.

'Freedom' my fanny. What do you expect from a state where guns are the real gods?

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Posted in: A mister no more: Mr Potato Head goes gender neutral See in context

expatToday  12:06 pm JST

He was always a eunuch, wasn't he?

I don't remember that 'identifyer' on the toy when I was a kid. Wasn't there a 'Mrs.' toy too?

This is absolutely stupid to the max!

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Posted in: U.S. implicates Saudi crown prince in journalist Khashoggi's killing See in context

It's about time America made a stand for human rights again, instead of coddling these murderous Saudi dirtbags.

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Posted in: Tokyo high schools ask students to certify hair color not altered: NHK See in context

YubaruToday  07:17 am JST

What bs, having to "certify" your hair isnt dyed. I am ever so glad that my own kids are past the age of this!

Don't these idiot 'leaders' and 'teachers' have better things to be doing than worrying about this chicken crap?

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Posted in: Paul McCartney memoir due out in November See in context

AscissorFeb. 26  01:14 pm JST

The Beatles split up because they just weren't a band anymore. John and George just weren't really Beatles anymore. John had joined a new group called John-and-Yoko, while George had been on his own trajectory and had been aloof from the group since Peppers.

All the Beatles were diverging into differing musical explorations and as a George solo album states, 'All Things Must Pass'. He made a movie soundtrack with electronics and India musicians and a solo record with just himself on a Moog synthesizer. Ringo acted in a film, then put out a Broadway covers album and a country record. John (and Yoko) did 3 'experimental' records and a live one and Paul did a soundtrack. John also starred in a movie.

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