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    Mad Men from the outset impressed me with its sets and acting so much so that I sometimes actually found myself holding my breath when the scene entered a cigarette smoke filled room. I almost felt as if I could smell the 'scenes' it was so well filmed. Truly well done series and kudos to Matthew Weiner for a GREAT show!

    Posted in: Millions ready for 'Mad Men' final season

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    And I thought Tennoji was in rough shape all those years. Sadly, this area is far worse and so sad this day and age...

    Posted in: Japan's biggest slum not on maps or in film festival

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    ...and soon it will be a 100% increase in today's 5% tax rate. Doesn't matter which way you slice it, THIS IS BAD FOR JAPAN. I hope the Japanese economy doesn't stall because of this over the next couple of months. Imagine the crafty back peddling to fix that mess.

    Posted in: All's fare

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    Bar-bura, Bar-bura, kirai no hito. Bar-bura, Bar-bura, anata no hi. Bar-bura, Bar-bura, Ugoina chichi da. Bar-bura, Bar-bura!

    Robert Smith vs. Mecha Streisand... yeah, still has me chuckling.

    Posted in: 7 hilarious Japan moments in 'South Park'

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    Ugh, I'm getting old fast. It seems like it was only yesterday..., okay last month that she was in diapers and now she's on to high school. Where does the time go?

    Congrats Princess Aiko.

    Posted in: Graduating princess

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    Well, if Japan is to do battle using 'cuteness', I think China should be worried.

    Hopefully, no one will wage war or need to defend its self from a war monger, nutter or bully.

    Posted in: Tank-commanding anime girls capture fans for SDF

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    Said with crazy voice from the makers of South Park... "HA HA, I, your supreme leader Kim Jong Un have once again been voted the number one most popular in North Korea. I am so powerful leader and you all respect me by voting for me... MEEEEEEEEEE!"

    Posted in: N Korea: Not a single vote cast against Kim Jong Un

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    Sure, you let me know when that "heating up" translates into the 'real world' here in Japan. The only things I see going up are my utility bills, taxes, food, petrol... wages increasing, I WISH!!!

    Posted in: Wages are facing strong upward pressure because of the heating labor market. Wage increases will feed into prices, getting the economy on the path for sustainable inflation.

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    It didn't happen if there are no pictures! Just sayin'...

    Posted in: 6 women stage nude protest outside Louvre in Paris

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    Sadly this isn't looking good. An aircraft like the 777-200 doesn't just disappear without some sort of warning to air traffic control unless the cockpit is disabled instantly. Hoping for the best but sadly fearing the worst.

    Posted in: Malaysia launches terrorism probe over vanished jet

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    Not defending the stupid move of slamming the green in anger but since when does a 13mm gash to the green equates to a crater? Oh yeah Matsuyama "buried his putter in the 13th green 5 ft from the hole, Referee had to repair the crater. Because he didn't" "Buried his putter", how did they ever find it?

    Posted in: Poulter calls Matsuyama idiot for damaging green

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    JeffLee quoted me "We can't confuse the Muslims because if they convert we will have no simpletons to control with religion..."

    They're not allowed to convert. It's a crime there and the ones who try are often jailed.

    This speaks volumes as to how much of a power trip these Muslim leaders and the Malay government are. It almost seems to be a last ditch effort to hold onto what little power they have, 'you're either with us or we'll throw you in jail to punish you if you try to quit the club'. If that doesn't sound like a 'dictatorship religion' run by a goon squad hiding behind a curtain, I don't know what is.

    Posted in: Malaysia bans Ultraman book over use of Allah

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    Yes, THANKS JT for reminding me that it's almost race season and of the new power plants. Will be interesting this year as all the teams will be figuring things out which should make for some interesting battles on the track and in pit lane.

    Posted in: New engine, new rules and new sound for F1 in 2014

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    All I can say is GOOD LUCK WITH TAXING IT! Not going to happen until they figure out what it is.

    Posted in: Gov't says bitcoin not a currency, but taxable

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    The government says Allah should be exclusively reserved for Muslims because of concerns its use by others would confuse Muslims and tempt them to convert.

    Yup, this says it all. The Malay government believes Muslims can easily be confused.

    We can't confuse the Muslims because if they convert we will have no simpletons to control with religion...

    Posted in: Malaysia bans Ultraman book over use of Allah

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    How weak must your religion be if someone were to compare, in a good way, an animation character to a 'god' because having such an 'interesting rule' in your religion that forbids one from making a reference to a likeness.

    Sounds pretty weak to me that a religion treats its followers like dumb little children that can't be trusted to know right from wrong. Frankly, ANY religion where by the thought of not being a "God fearing man or woman" is spoken, really should make all think long and hard about that logic. Does that make any sense? Fear that God or be what? Be punished? By whom? Clearly, not by that God but by the instruments of that 'MAN MADE DEITY', man.

    Let's see here. If we refer to Ultraman as 'Allah', by whom will the wrath be dealt. Pretty sure it's not Allah. Religion is nothing but a way to control others and frankly it shows which people have evolved and which still need to. When government is so tightly interwoven with religion you will have serious problems. If you could reason with religious people then there would be no religious people, plain and simple, logic clearly dictates that.

    Posted in: Malaysia bans Ultraman book over use of Allah

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    Some areas have 'dumber and lazier' jcops but in general it just seems to be getting worse over all. I've been stopped late at night while walking home from the train station and during the day in Tokyo Station on my way to work and asked for ID. I learned LONG ago that if you casually open your wallet and have your Japanese driver's license in clear view while you fumble for your gaijin card it will 99% of the time end with ok, ok, thank you. I figure that bit of laziness works in your favour as well when the jcops see the Japanese drivers license and figure that you MUST be okay because only 'safe people' go to the trouble of getting a Japanese drivers license and you need a gaijin card or citizenship to get one...

    Posted in: Support your local police

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    Well, if there's any solace in that spending news it's that, well, it's MADE IN CHINA! You know what that means in today's world, lousy quality control, substandard workmanship, poor raw materials used, all in all leading to many broken and non-functioning items by they time they reach the end users.

    While the Chinese may have the largest military by 'human numbers', that means crap all if they are all running around in circles because they don't have reliable hardware, software, logistics and training up to standards. Correct me if I'm wrong but who builds an aircraft carrier and then sets it out to sea to intimidate their neighbors with no aircraft available to take off and land on said aircraft carrier... um,... China? Yeah, that's a well run group of clowns. I guess they don't have that saying, "putting the cart before the horse" in China.

    Posted in: Japan concerned about lack of transparency in China's defense policy

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    Graham DeShazoMAR "Who paints a house in a white shirt?"

    Someone getting paid a lot...

    Posted in: George Clooney appears in new ad for Kirin beer

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    Why should we all 'pay' again to convict, sentence and jail someone who knows they are guilty. If they know they've done wrong, it saves us all the 'hassles' if that person ends it. Those that fail to understand this will almost always have a religious reasoning behind it and those who claim not are probably the worst closet case religious god fearing ones.

    Remember, if you could reason with religious people, then there'd be no religious people.

    Posted in: Do you think suicide is an honorable way to atone for a crime or scandal?

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