BurakuminDes's past comments

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    BurakuminDes

    There is a distinct difference in buying talent at it's height and the Japanese approach.

    Valid points there with the names you've mentioned, SamuraiBlue. However I would be interested to know your take on the Japanese national rugby team - almost half of whom were foreign-born at the past world-cup. Many of these guys came over to Japan in their mid to late 20s. Japanese polished and nurtured?

    show me a nation that doesn't buy talent for some sports and rush nationality on them. Japan certainly does this in some sports.

    Smith is bang on here. A great many Asian nations are nations made up of immigrants. Questioning the right to compete for their countries of those foreign-born athletes - as the Chinese and Mr. Takase have done - just smacks of sour grapes. Do these guys actually want an ethnic-based international games? Sounds like apartheid...

    Posted in: Out-of-Africa gold rush prompts disquiet at Asian Games

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    BurakuminDes

    I think its unfair because they are taller and have a longer stride, men’s 100 meter silver medallist Su Bingtian told AFP. They are more powerful and athletic. Physically we are at a disadvantage.

    Never heard of this Chinese Bingtian fellow - because he is an athletics also-ran making excuses. With his attitude, he may as well retire now as he has zero chance in international competition.

    Japans Kei Takase, who was third in the 100m, said Asians could be left behind as the bar set by African runners at Asias Olympics gets higher and higher.

    Ditto for this fellow excuse-maker Takase. Train harder and show some guts, or choose a new sport.

    You don't hear many white-guys these days whining that its too hard to beat Africans in sprinting - they just get on with it. Christophe Lemaitre of France has a 9.92 under his belt, and he didn't get there by having loser-attitudes of this Chinese and Japanese pair.

    Posted in: Out-of-Africa gold rush prompts disquiet at Asian Games

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    BurakuminDes

    Good on them, nice little gesture - but lets just do away with the scrap-metal known as 1 and 5-yen pieces!

    Posted in: Vending machine dispenses cans with 5 yen coins taped to them

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    BurakuminDes

    Bless you boys. I hope they become internationally famous heroes like the "Fukushima 50".

    Posted in: Long climb

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    BurakuminDes

    With the way things are going, if Mrs Watanabe doesn't play the game right, she will be walking the streets pretty soon!

    Posted in: Mrs Watanabe jumps on yen-selling bandwagon as tide turns

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    BurakuminDes

    I'm hoping and praying that all 43 missing hikers will be accounted for today - there is a chance they are sheltering in remote mountain huts, waiting for rescue crews.

    Posted in: 4 deaths confirmed; 27 other climbers feared dead on erupting volcano

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    BurakuminDes

    Do the firefighters have authority to stop people trying to enter the area? I'm thinking of heading down through the week to get some mad shots. Here's hoping the 12 injured folk will pull through.

    Posted in: Volcanic eruption

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    BurakuminDes

    Just awful news. The death toll will now almost certainly be in the dozens, with so many mostly elderly hikers up there in a state of cardiac arrest. Rest in Peace to all these folk. The ironic thing is, the images coming through showing the eruption are just awesome and sensational - kudos to all the camera-people!

    Posted in: 31 climbers found in 'cardiac arrest' on erupting volcano

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    BurakuminDes

    Before this kid gets hung, drawn and quartered, I'd like to hear his side of the story. Was he just skylarking after his events? Surely he did not take the camera for financial gain? I'd just hate to see a kids promising career destroyed if he was just goofing off. Just hoping the JOC have not come to a knee-jerk decision.

    Posted in: Japanese swimmer expelled from Asian Games for stealing camera

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    BurakuminDes

    I didn't know that cricket was now part of the Asian Games. A good inclusion. Anyone know how the Japanese mens team fared?

    Posted in: Sun apologizes for 'ugly' anthem jibe

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    BurakuminDes

    Big deal. It sounds like the guy isn't exactly a winner himself.

    Make no mistake: Sun is a winner - even better than our Aussie greats, and that is saying a lot. Best of all time in distance.

    But he has certainly blotted his copybook with these stupid political comments. Very, very dumb comments. Stick to swimming and keep your trap shut, kid!

    Posted in: China's swim king Sun calls Japan's national anthem 'ugly'

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    BurakuminDes

    @ Shinhiyata - good points. I wasn't aware Rudd had released a solo album, just checked. Interesting title : Head Job!

    @ tooheysnew - yeah, the very least they should be described as is an Australian/Scottish band. Phil Rudd is hardly British ...

    Posted in: As AC/DC readies new album, Young not returning

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    BurakuminDes

    Sometimes rules in International comps are an ass...but they are rules. 50 Swiss Franks is the price of one bottle of champers these guys will spend on celebrating the medal! Well done on the ride fellas!

    Posted in: Japanese cyclists fined for celebrating after sprint gold

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    BurakuminDes

    These two con-artists are made for each other. Match made in heaven!

    Posted in: Gender equality discussion

  • 0

    BurakuminDes

    @ Pukey - spot on! I think he trained on the Gold Coast? Obviously we taught him everything he knows!

    Posted in: Sun shines as first drugs case hits Asian Games

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    BurakuminDes

    As an Aussie, I never thought I'd see a long-distance champion to better our superstars - Perkins, Hackett, Thorpedo, et al. But this Chinese kid has already eclipsed them all. Well done, Mr. Sun - what a legend!

    Posted in: Sun shines as first drugs case hits Asian Games

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    BurakuminDes

    As I foreigner I was completely neutral on this issue - it was one for the Scots alone to decide. But the democratic example they showed for engaging the public and getting a massive turnout to vote on the issue - with no major problems - is a shining light for all other nations. Well done on how you conducted yourselves, Scots!

    Posted in: Cameron promises new powers to all parts of UK after Scots reject independence 55% to 45%

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    BurakuminDes

    Good policing by the cops - they even got the dogs on some of these individuals! Lets hope they have caught the potential terrorists and keep them locked away for a very long time. We don't want a London situation with a poor innocent person beheaded in broad daylight.

    Posted in: Australia foils Islamic State 'demonstration killings' plot

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    BurakuminDes

    @ Galapagos - ridiculous comment, we are talking about sporting rivalry here - not a war.

    May the rivalry spur on all teams and competitors to PBs and world-class times!

    Posted in: Japan ready to renew rivalry with S Korea at Asian Games

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    BurakuminDes

    Lock this miserable nut-case up where he belongs - well away from society. I just hope the poor girl recovers mentally.

    Posted in: Police questioning man over kicking of visually-impaired girl

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