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Posted in: Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency See in context

AGJune 18  06:59 am JST

Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency

If you are one of the 80% of the population in Japan that are against the event going ahead, as I am, just don’t watch it!

PM Suga is shirking his responsibilities, he ain't got the guts to man up to the greedy IOC and postpone the Games again. That's right now, don't come to them. Just watch them on TV, yeah!

Passing the buck. Dereliction of duty. Simple as that.

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Posted in: Miley Cyrus can use name as trademark in Europe after long-running row See in context

A trademark. A product to be sold like a can of baked beans. A sellout. Not a human being.

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Posted in: Teaching kids social responsibility – like how to settle fights and ask for help – can reduce school bullying See in context

Burning BushToday  07:20 am JST

Kids also need to learn how to handle stress and hardship on their own.

That's part of growing up and developing character and resiliance.

That's hard to do if they're abused at home, not to mention a school system where conformity is shoved down their throats.

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Posted in: Tokyo gov't begins COVID-19 vaccinations for Olympic workers, media See in context

 It’s too little too late focussing on too little.

The Olympics are going to blow up right in the IOC's and Suga's faces. TIME magazine is going to refer to this as 'Disaster and Flop of the Year'.

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Posted in: Why are Olympics going on despite public opposition, medical warnings? See in context

AGToday  06:56 am JST

Why are Olympics going on despite public opposition, medical warnings?

Pure ignorance and greed (Japanese Government and IOC).

Listen to what Pink Floyd said. And RUSH. Big money ****got no souuuuuuuulllllll.........

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

sir_bentley28June 14  09:02 am JST

I hope its not some underaged kid who was out joy riding which would mean they could get away easily because they're a "minor". The media would downplay it as nothing serious if it turns out to be a kid. Just turn yourself in and face the music!

Part of growing up is learning to take responsibility for stupid actions.

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Posted in: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck pictured kissing as 'Bennifer' returns See in context

Pukey2June 15  06:16 pm JST

All we need now is Madonna and Sean Penn.

He's too mature for her. He's grown and matured quite a bit since those days. He's even spent a year or two assisting in helping out Haiti after that horrible earthquake and social chaos.

And Madonna? Business as usual, getting assembled under the knife and more lip-synching and sexual posings. Music? What music? She does MUSIC? Really? Anything memorablr? Coulda fooled me.

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Posted in: 346-year-old confectionery maker combines 'moji' and 'mochi' to make 'Emochi,' sweets with a smile See in context

It's like the old TV ad said - you can bake someone happy. Add some sunshine to kids of all ages from 1 - 110.

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Posted in: New era of robot war may be underway unnoticed See in context

Anti-personnel and anti-vehicle landmines have been around much longer, lying in wait for unsuspecting victims sometimes decades later.

And even now a Nazi land mine or a leaflet rocket gets discovered. And in Cambodia/Kampuchea some child steps on a mine laid by either Japanese, French, North Vietnamese, VC, Khmer Rouge, American, or Communist Vietnamese forces years after these wars have come to pass.

1glennToday  09:17 am JST

When artificial intelligence, aka AI, aka robots, are able to combine autonomous design, manufacture, and killing, will human extinction be far behind? That is a fairly common science fiction scenario, and it seems plausible to me.

Imagine a pair of mice which are allowed to propagate indefinitely; their offspring can overwhelm the world. Now imagine that Turkey, North Korea, or Microsoft makes a self-replicating killing machine, and releases it onto the world. Instead of being overrun with mice, we would be fighting for our lives against robots. 

Now you're talking in 'Terminator' territory.

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Posted in: African gang clears over ¥100 million in marriage scams before police lower the boom See in context

zichiToday  07:46 am JST

Sad but how do people fall for these scams? Happens in many countries.

1glennToday  09:07 am JST

Disgusting behavior, who ever does it.

How the hell would you know that the person on the other end is real? About 30 years ago on late night TV there were these 'romance'/porn/dirty talk lines advertised. Only a fool would fall for that.

On the plus side, police use this stupid medium posing as teenagers and that's how they nail down the perverts. Posing as disgusting people in order to arrest disgusting people and keep them from committing crimes.

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Posted in: Japan to cap spectators at 10,000 after COVID-19 state of emergency See in context

YubaruJune 16  04:21 pm JST

Hell let's just go for broke here! Fill the stadium to capacity! Take away all restrictions!

Since the IOC and the Japanese government dont give a crap about the people of Japan, let them decide whether or not they want to be spectators.

(just in case there are people who take this comment seriously.... it's sarcasm!)

Gotta suck in all that monet from all the expenses. If this were held off until next year things would be a windfall for Suga, Tokyo, IOC - but nooooooooooooooooooo.......

Everything has to go on now now now now NOW! Play now, pay with your health and maybe your life later.

PM Suga is stepping on thin ice here. Let's see how things look for him when he's up for re-election.

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Posted in: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck pictured kissing as 'Bennifer' returns See in context

NOMINATIONToday  09:45 am JST

She switches boyfriends/husbands/fiances probably as much as she changes her socks but man, she is still looking good!

That's all she has going for her. Her movies and music suck.

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

Dancing

Dancing in the streets

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Posted in: U.S. intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers See in context

JsapcToday  07:21 am JST

Today's GOP.

And tomorrow's terrorists, apparently. Chilling.

Not tomorrow. Today. And it's been building up for a very long time. The AM mayhem chatterboxes started their ridiculous crap, then on TV with Sinclair Corp. taking over ABC and Faux News, militia hate scum (existed in the 80s), and on and on and on.

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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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