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    TorafusuTorasan

    There is a neologism, a newly coined word, in here somewhere.

    Trollogical, defined as "an outstanding blend of logical and illogical sentences, with a twist of snark for flavor."

    Please credit me when it hits the dictionaries in the year 2021.

    Posted in: U.S. does damage control after defense chief’s remarks on Iraq

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    TorafusuTorasan

    If that is the shootout in Omaha being referenced by Mark and Panda, the shooter in theory got justice when he was killed during the shootout.

    Too bad that the woman officer wasn't already on paid maternity leave, since she had a newborn in the hospital recovering from a premature birth. The shooting happened the day before she was supposed to go on leave.

    Posted in: 6 police officers indicted in death of Baltimore man

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    TorafusuTorasan

    There's always the freezer. Toss the next big mutant in a ziplock bag and use it as a gimmick to get visitors. If you freeze it, they will come.

    Posted in: Guinness World Record-breaking strawberry found in Fukuoka

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    TorafusuTorasan

    The bikini-clad waitresses at this joint may want to think about investing in bullet proof bikinis, or else see if Hooters is hiring.

    But seriously, just consider the scene: hordes of burly bikers + Texas attitude + bikini wearing waitstaff + sleek bikes. Too bad violent morons snapped, otherwise they could have sold tickets to the Mad Max vs. Jabba the Hutt Renaissance Fair.

    Posted in: 9 dead in Texas shootout among rival biker gangs

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    TorafusuTorasan

    Yesterday, the Japan Times used Izumisano in southwest Osaka Pref. as an example of dying cities. Yet they are in close proximity to busy Kansai International Airport. There is an cool looking skyscraper south of the Nankai station that I've been told is mostly abandoned. Tourists don't stop in those suburban places in their rush to the more famous locales.

    Posted in: Hashimoto says he'll resign at end of term after referendum setback

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    TorafusuTorasan

    Drones do have potential to get great footage of festivals, concerts, and the like. But what gets me about these remote control devices is that it's hard to tell who's running them and for what purpose. Last weekend, my city had its annual downtown music festival. The area where I spent most of my time was a mini-park on a bridge that is a good place for my kid to play. Imagine my surprise when my eagle-eyed offspring told me to look up at the drone not too high above us. I took a few pictures of it out of curiosity, after which it zipped to another vantage point over the audience of the nearby drum group. For whatever reason, it made a point to not fly directly over the performers (don't want any musicians to storm off during a set because a drone got too close).

    My first time encountering a drone was benign, but I would still like to know where the owner was and what the plan is for the footage. After the novelty and rarity wears off, if drones become ubiquitous at festivals, I think they will become the new pet peeve like the way selfie sticks got banned by Coachella music fest starting this year.

    Posted in: Organizers urge public not to fly drones over Sanja Matsuri

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    TorafusuTorasan

    Note to the fired equipment managers: in your next job, avoid giving yourself a nickname that reveals your culpability in any shady doings. At all costs avoid nicknames such as "Injector", "Fresh Prince of Ball Air" and "Swoosh."

    Posted in: NFL suspends Brady 4 games for deflated footballs

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    TorafusuTorasan

    There might even be a Black person in the 5000 soldier deployment called in by Maryland's Black... erm, white governor.

    Posted in: 'No justice, no peace, no racist police' chants in Baltimore

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    TorafusuTorasan

    @Strangerland, the issue seems to be gratuitous guilt tripping. I highly doubt most Texans are going to start lifting a finger to rehabilitate the wayward gangsters of Japan. What are they going to do, take away the bosozoku's keys until they promise to get their mufflers fixed?

    Posted in: 6 Baltimore police officers charged over Gray's death

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    TorafusuTorasan

    "the power structure in Baltimore has virtually no white members" said MarkG. That's only when discounting the POLICE, who are two thirds white in Baltimore. That is seen even in the small sample of the Gray case.

    @Texas A&M Aggie, if you have the addresses of a few Texan Freddie Gray's, we could mail them some pamphlets with healthy living tips. Better yet, just copy the advice Walmart put in their handbook for their thousands of laid off employees: Stay away from chocolate, tobacco, alcohol and caffeine to reduce stress. Am I on the right track?

    Posted in: 6 Baltimore police officers charged over Gray's death

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    TorafusuTorasan

    @Lizz and MarkG, it seems you are speaking about prosecutor Marilyn Mosby, who said in a press conference:

    "I come from five generations of police officers. I know the sacrifices police officers make day in and day out away from their families and risking their lives."

    Yes, her husband is on the City Council, too. And Gray's lawyer supported her politically. Does that cover your concerns?

    Posted in: 6 Baltimore police officers charged over Gray's death

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    TorafusuTorasan

    @Lizz, join the debate and tell us about your position that this case shouldn't go to trial. Do you predict a plea bargain to try to shave some time off their sentences?

    Posted in: 6 Baltimore police officers charged over Gray's death

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    TorafusuTorasan

    They are having more medical examiners check the body. Will they be able to explain how a handcuffed man can crush his own voicebox?

    Posted in: Baltimore police hand report on man's death to prosecutor

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    TorafusuTorasan

    @alphaape: "$70 million for homeless children"

    You know, that doesn't sound like much when you consider that Roger Goodell, head of the until yesterday tax exempt NFL, has taken home more than that in salary during the Obama years. But homeless kids don't have to worry about making their family's mortgage payments on a posh Manhattan pad. For all we know, Goodell has adopted thousands of homeless kids who are just scheming ways to double dip from the feds.

    Posted in: Schools reopen in Baltimore; streets quiet after curfew

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    TorafusuTorasan

    Even the overweight middle age white male blue collar satires are starting to fail. People say the newest iteration of Paul Blart Mall Cop is the worst movie made so far this century.

    Posted in: Netflix defends Sandler film after native American walkout

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    TorafusuTorasan

    The tone deafness of this script is off the charts. Native women using dead animals for their menustral cycle. The above mentioned alcohol shower. Who knows what other filth. Some of the big names in this abomination need to bail along with the extras.

    Posted in: Netflix defends Sandler film after native American walkout

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    TorafusuTorasan

    Bruce Springsteen wrote "Born in the USA" and promptly had Ronald Reagan praising it as the song of the year (seemingly without really listening to the lyrics). Whether Reagan was in the category of "serious" Hollywood is still up for debate. Springsteen's successful concert tours don't seem to show his popularity drying up.

    Dixie Chicks sold millions to disaffected Americans during the Bush years. The country music station DJs who banned their music because Natalie Maines dissed Bush? Well, none of them became household names outside of Texas so who knows how they are doing these days. In the Maines family, Natalie's dad Lloyd never lost any work as a session musician and producer though--one of the most prolific country/Americana musicians from Texas.

    And that, as they say, is the rest of the story...

    Posted in: Angelina Jolie criticizes U.N. failure on Syria crisis

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    TorafusuTorasan

    Oh crap, this better not be a sign that his career is in the sh'tter.

    Posted in: Pot of gold: tennis star Nishikori bags golden toilet

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    TorafusuTorasan

    Hire John Waters and call it Twit Freaks!

    Posted in: David Lynch says he won't direct 'Twin Peaks' sequel

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    TorafusuTorasan

    SI is back with his familiar 51 jersey (nifty alpha/numeric code, right?), which he didn't get to wear with the Yankees. He had a sweet bunt single in the game today that the Atlanta pitcher didn't even risk trying to throw him out at first. Ichiro must have a little left in the tank to be racking up the hits at age 41. But as the previous person said, he needs to get hundreds of ABs or it will take years to reach 3,000. I'd like to see him go back and do it with the Mariners. At least the Ichimeter woman would give him a big ovation, and probably lots of other long time fans. Kind of like Torii Hunter going back to retire as a Minnesota Twin this season.

    Posted in: Braves start with a bang to rout Marlins 12-2

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