JohnBecker's past comments

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    JohnBecker

    I wonder if they'll give me a family discount?

    Posted in: Venison burgers and hot dogs coming to Becker's fast food chain

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    JohnBecker

    Way to go, Tigers!!!

    Posted in: Japanese baseball result

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    JohnBecker

    I can't believe the Giants are out and the Tigers are in. Go Tigers!

    Posted in: Japanese baseball result

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    JohnBecker

    There are plenty of people who would think of nothing but dollar signs after catching that ball. But more and more often, the people who catch these balls are giving them back to the players. For a true fan, meeting the player and shaking his hand (and getting a picture and an autographed item) is more than a fair trade. And good move by the Giants to change their minds and give the guy tickets to a World Series game.

    Posted in: Giants fan who caught home run ball gives it back

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    JohnBecker

    If I were a running fanatic and had spent years of conditioning and thousands of dollars for the opportunity to travel to and run in the Beijing Marathon, I have to imagine I would put on the mask and hope for the best. It would be really difficult to get there and say, "No, I think I'll just watch."

    Posted in: Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

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    JohnBecker

    Go Tigers!!!

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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    JohnBecker

    Fadamor, the green flag was near the crash site, but it indicated the condition of the track in the segment past the crash site. The segment of the track that includes the crash site was under a double yellow flag. This is old news - I'm surprised you missed it.

    Posted in: Marussia hits out at 'false' Bianchi reports

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    JohnBecker

    When the stewards start assessing drive-through penalties for speeding through a double yellow flag zone, the problem will be solved. Until then, there should be a safety car any time there are vehicles other than the competitors on the track.

    Posted in: Bianchi brain injury severe, says family

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    JohnBecker

    Kobayashi-san will be lucky to get a seat from Force India or Marussia

    Posted in: Vettel to leave Red Bull at end of 2014 season

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    JohnBecker

    Yea! Finally back to where it was when George W. Bush was president.

    Wrong. In January 2009 (when Obama took office), unemployment was at 7.8%. It maxed out at 10% in October 2009. It was back down to 9% in February 2011 and has steadily (though gradually) decreased since then. Any fool can see that the heavy unemployment from mid-2009 to mid-2011 was the direct result of the financial meltdown, which occurred before Obama took office. You fail to mention that the unemployment rate was at 5% in January 2008 and at 7.8 percent in January 2009. That's an increase of 2.8 percent in only one year (the last year of the Bush presidency). That increase continued until late 2009, until things steadied and returned to the levels seen at the end of the Bush administration in late 2012. They have continued to go down since then. That's roughly 5 solid years of decline in unemployment numbers. (The legitimacy of U.S. unemployment statistics is another matter, but all these numbers were generated by the same algorithms.)

    So.... as much as you would like to refer to the Bush years as the good old days (and they were early on - as a continuation of the economic boom created during the Clinton administration), Obama has seen unemployment steadily decrease for five solid years. Housing/real estate are finally starting to recover. The stock market has more than doubled since Obama took office. (The Dow declined by more than 20% over the course of the Bush presidency.)

    So tell me again about how great Bush was for the economy?

    Posted in: U.S. unemployment rate falls below 6%

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    JohnBecker

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again.... You can find weird anywhere in the world, but nobody does weird like the Japanese.

    Posted in: 20-year-old man arrested for pouring urine on woman

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    JohnBecker

    Yahoo to buy AOL? File this under the heading: News Stories That Would Have Been Newsworthy in 1998

    Posted in: Activist investor pushes Yahoo to buy rival AOL

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    JohnBecker

    For those wondering about a camera left unattended... press photographers have several camera bodies at their disposal, but they sometimes don't need to have all of them at hand. They can be left in a press room in that case. Also, there are times when photographers set up remote cameras that can be in positions where photographers themselves aren't allowed during competition. Those cameras are triggered by radio.

    These are just guesses, but it's not unusual for press photographers to have cameras that are not on their persons at all times.

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

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    JohnBecker

    Thanks for the scores and standings, JT!

    Maybe next year, Tigers....

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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    JohnBecker

    The body-only price is roughly the same as the price in the U.S. Surprising - I thought camera equipment was always more expensive in Japan.

    Posted in: Nikon FX format full-frame DSLR

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    JohnBecker

    98 - good. 2000/ME - bad. XP - good. Vista - bad. 7 - good. 8 - bad.

    If they hold true to form, this new one could be a winner. As Microsoft OSs go.

    Posted in: Microsoft to introduce new Windows software September 30

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    JohnBecker

    Ah, Tigers. Another year that could have been.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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    JohnBecker

    the max he can get is suspended sentence

    For attempted murder???

    Posted in: 26-year-old 'club host' arrested for stabbing girlfriend in Shinjuku

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    JohnBecker

    How about investigating the accident that led to the death of their child before questioning grieving parents that were not there at the time?

    In the article, it said:

    Police quoted the man driving the car as saying that he suddenly saw the girl walking on the road and applied the brakes, but couldn’t stop in time.

    ...which indicates that the police are investigating the accident.

    Posted in: 12-year-old girl dies after being hit by car in Ibaraki

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    JohnBecker

    If this is the lead story in the National section, that's a pretty good day.

    Posted in: 18 Santas arrive in Japan a little early to spread yuletide cheer

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