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TorafusuTorasanAug. 02, 2015 - 10:53AM JST
What do you mean we don't know anything about the person? Palmer, besides getting busted for poaching in the past, had to pay off an ex-employee he sexually harrassed to the tune of six figures. You've never heard of a criminal record being accessible to the public? Now you know.
Posted in: Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought
TorafusuTorasanAug. 02, 2015 - 10:02AM JST
@superlib, no way did MarkG actually come up with his rant by himself. Look at the comments on this story at the source, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and you will see 5% parroting the same rubber baby buggy bumper nonsense. I guess thinking for themselves about wildlife poaching is too hard, so they have to obfuscate.
TorafusuTorasanJul. 31, 2015 - 10:06AM JST
He may be busy going over the pronunciation of O-mo-te-na-shi with Crystal Akutagawa.
Posted in: Japan ruling party to recommend sacking of Olympic sports association head
TorafusuTorasanJul. 31, 2015 - 09:57AM JST
Bring your knitting because these classes should be dominated by grannies. Just saw one this morning pulling an outrageous diagonal intersection crossing around a taxi, whose driver deservedly reacted on his horn.
Posted in: Osaka police order mandatory bicycle safety course for traffic violations in nationwide first
TorafusuTorasanJul. 27, 2015 - 10:27PM JST
My big gat Afghan wedding.
Posted in: 21 dead, 10 wounded in Afghan wedding gunfight
TorafusuTorasanJul. 27, 2015 - 10:24PM JST
Dang, it takes a lot of shoveling to bury a whole car, unless it was a k-class deal.
Posted in: Two bodies found in Saga construction surplus soil yard
TorafusuTorasanJul. 27, 2015 - 10:20PM JST
I like to picture Toshiko running a Vegas sports book.
Posted in: 2 yakuza members arrested for obstructing Sanja Festival
TorafusuTorasanJul. 22, 2015 - 06:05PM JST
@Magnus, you caught me--I almost never go out for karaoke, so most of my post was bullcrap. I also will avoid going to hostess clubs after hearing how they try to charge over 2 million yen for an hour of drinks for the whole staff--compared to that, karaoke is cheap.
Posted in: Woman arrested after kicking karaoke parlor employee in dispute over bill
TorafusuTorasanJul. 22, 2015 - 08:16AM JST
@yubaru, it is a broom closet with davenports and electrical melody transmitters. The nicer ones come with maracas, tambourines, and laminated menus. Be sure to read all price warnings so as not to get stuck with a ridiculous 9000 yen bilL. Is that a clear picture for the uninitiated?
TorafusuTorasanJul. 19, 2015 - 09:32AM JST
@yamashi, they sound like Swiftboaters, aka people who criticize their fellow vets in exchange for money. If nobody was paying them off, do you really think would talk like that?
Posted in: Trump stirs new controversy by criticizing McCain war record
TorafusuTorasanJul. 17, 2015 - 03:42PM JST
@sf2k "Why is Abe in charge of this?"
The person in charge of Japan's Olympic planning is former prime minister Mori, whose tenure was not particularly long-lasting compared to some other PMs. Abe and Mori are both longtime LDP politicians, but Mori is close to a generation older at 80 years old. Maybe at his age he doesn't need the stress of press conferences about cost overruns and last minute changes to plans?
Posted in: Abe says Olympic stadium to start from scratch; Rugby World Cup misses out
TorafusuTorasanJul. 17, 2015 - 09:49AM JST
@MarkG 'stressed looking for a job'
You mean MMA fighter was not paying the bills for this guy? Reminds me of another MMA athlete, the Boston Marathon bomber.
Posted in: Four Marines killed in Tennessee shooting rampage
TorafusuTorasanJul. 16, 2015 - 08:36PM JST
I would love to see Trump troll all the toupee critics by stepping on stage at the debates wearing a full on English barrister's white wig. The trolling would escalate when the debate sags and Trump calls out a team of beauty pageant backup dancers with a snap of his fingers.
Posted in: Trump campaign sets his personal fortune at $10 billion
TorafusuTorasanJul. 16, 2015 - 02:40PM JST
APB Amber Alert to all dogcatchers. Pistol and Boo are loose, nipping at a kangaroo's heels.
But come on, ten years in prison for unregistered house pets. I missed the news that really severe crime ended.
Posted in: Johnny Depp's wife charged with smuggling dogs into Australia
TorafusuTorasanJul. 14, 2015 - 02:01PM JST
"we have a black man and two women"
Does Ben Carson have a better record than Herman Cain? Why don't the Repubs promote someone with a clear track record in office to help voters judge the candidate? Having never-before-elected-for-anything candidates at a presidential debate boggles the mind.
Posted in: Walker becomes 15th Republican to join White House race
TorafusuTorasanJul. 14, 2015 - 01:25PM JST
@Bass4funk--Pablo Escobar? Columbian, reportedly died in a gun battle in Medellin in 1993.
Posted in: Mexico drug lord escape tunnel was too elaborate to miss
TorafusuTorasanJul. 14, 2015 - 09:46AM JST
It's clear that Trump's favorite foreigners are the pretty young things entering the country for a chance to be Trump's next bride. Running mate Hugh Heffner?
Posted in: Trump a no-show as Miss Oklahoma wins Miss USA contest
TorafusuTorasanJul. 14, 2015 - 09:37AM JST
When this guy speaks, it is either too mumbly to understand or he starts whirling around trying to grasp onto a solid idea. On his first all family interview with ABC's David Muir, Walker lamely said he never for a minute intended to equate 100000 pro union protesters to ISIS. If that were true, why did he say it in the first place? Decades working in the bubble of small state politics must have warped Walker.
TorafusuTorasanJul. 13, 2015 - 10:01PM JST
Trump is a man on a mission. He ain't got time for no beauty pageant jive.
Just think, if Trump's hobby was stamp collecting rather than marrying and divorcing exotic beauties, we would be subjected to both the American and World Stamp Collecting Contests year after year.
TorafusuTorasanJul. 13, 2015 - 06:31PM JST
Trump discriminates against aliens. I've never seen any other planets or solar systems represented in the Miss Universe contest.
Aug. 03, 2015 - 01:36PM JST
@dctokyo2002 "No b@stard even a war by dying for his country. You won it by making…
Posted in: Japanese girl's WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots
A slap on the head seems to be normal and accepted here.
there is a big…
Posted in: 21-year-old man arrested for abusing 3-month-old daughter
Aug. 03, 2015 - 01:35PM JST
"Historical aspects are overwhelming": only if you want them to be overwhelming.
Posted in: The U.S. and Japan are moving forward as allies, and we are being held back because we cannot get out of the past. Historical aspects are overwhelming the security dimension, and people are wondering whether this is right.
At the time, America was slaughtering on a massive scale and looking to expand its global…
Posted in: As A-bomb survivors age, Japanese pass storytelling to young
He's no Bruce Lee, but he's got the right idea. Are we all allowed to jump…
Posted in: Splish splash