TorafusuTorasan's past comments

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    "about the size of a baby's head"

    That is the main takeaway.

    Posted in: Odd shaped watermelons herald Japan's summer

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    @sensei258, that would be Matsuko Deluxe.

    Posted in: Eager eaters weigh in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contest

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    @Black Sabbath, it's all Greek to you as well?

    Posted in: Greek PM urges 'No' vote to 'live with dignity in Europe'

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    I've heard that cockroaches would be the only survivors of a nuclear holocaust.

    Posted in: Toshiba's 'scorpion' robot to look into Fukushima reactor

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    @Wakarimasen, must be the hinomaru facepaint.

    Posted in: Look at me

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    @badman, the bike/sidewalk protocol in theory is only on stretches that are marked with a blue bike symbol. But anarchy reigns and mama charis are peddled willy nilly without regard for the law. People who ride nicer racing cycles almost always use the street. I like the street because the surface is smoother and faster, the crossing laters change later, and cars usually are careful about bikes that stay off to the side of the road. The law says bike with traffic on the left.

    Posted in: Drunk student drives motorbike into Kyoto pedestrian mall

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    @Educator60, it is actually about victimhood economics. The most famous case was a bakery in Indiana that played the victim card and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from crowdfunding donors. I think it is a scam to rip off clueless culture warriors, but let them waste their dough.

    Posted in: Supreme Court decisions pose political challenges for Republicans

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    @It's ME, but when the police advised Zimmerman not to follow Martin, they made it clear that they don't want regular citizens performing arrests because of the increased danger it poses. Making citizens arrests and then killing the detainee for resisting is not part of any person's job duties in any country, but that is what Zimmerman did. How did he avoid jail?

    Posted in: Obama urges reckoning with racism's 'uncomfortable truths'

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    Oh, the poor bakery owners and their wedding cakes. They might also have to use their frosting to serve previously divorced people, interracial couples, and any other taboo customers.

    If that is the best argument against legal gay marriage, no wonder their case crumbled like a cookie before the court.

    Posted in: Supreme Court decisions pose political challenges for Republicans

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    Wolf, people want to know why Treyvon Martin was killed since he didn't have a weapon and had a legit reason to be in the neighborhood. Zimmerman didn't have the authority to detain let alone shoot anyone. But if you want to model your interpretation of the case on lunatics like the Charleston church shooter (who used the TM vs GZ uproar as a rationale), you just go ahead and do that. But don't tell us that real concerns about justice equals hate in the heart.

    Posted in: Obama urges reckoning with racism's 'uncomfortable truths'

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    Next we could debate whether we would rather be the fourteenth generation cousins of early American indentured servants, or a resident of Greenland. Apples and oranges.

    Seems that the reason racism exists is the fault of paranoia and overactive imaginations. For example, wolfpack sees the American president sing Amazing Grace at a friend's funeral, and the first thing he imagines is the hate in the singer's heart. Wow, what a revealing thread this turned into!

    Posted in: Obama urges reckoning with racism's 'uncomfortable truths'

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    Er, White America is a song by Eminem. What next, some sociology lessons from Insane Clown Posse?

    Don't think Skinnee would stoop so low as to stab a WWII vet like Kennedy in the back. What was Reagan up to during the war (honestly don't know, just asking to satisfy my curiosity)

    Posted in: Obama urges reckoning with racism's 'uncomfortable truths'

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    @Ramzee, you are way out of line on this one. Clementa Pinckney and Barrack Obama are both prominent political office holders from the same party who knew each other. Obama owes his presidency to early supporters like Pinckney. I don't know what you are getting at with the "some politician" complaint.

    Posted in: Obama urges reckoning with racism's 'uncomfortable truths'

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    This will probably be made into a movie sooner or later. I don't know how any movie studio can pass up the pathos of a small train line in a scenic area virtually going out of business, only to be revived by creative ingenuity that has made the line one of the top tourist draws in Wakayama. In my few visits, I personally didn't find the cat as impressive as the related projects--rebuilding the terminal station to look like a cats head, with a decent coffee shop and gift shop; hiring a designer to brainstorm some over the top fantasies like the Omocha dencha full of toys, books, and unorthodox seating; and convincing trainloads of people to buy day passes to ride 40 minutes into rural farm country where there is almost nothing to do (except soak up the atmosphere) or buy (except for the Tama brand goods at the gift shop of course). This kind of story makes wild creative ideas seem possible.

    Posted in: Wakayama's famous stationmaster cat Tama dies at 16

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    I have sometimes wondered why mega wealthy athletes end up broke. And one reason would have to be losing 25 grand in a bad week of sports betting. Sad story of an out of control gambling addict. Also odd timing of the commish passing one week after the ban was announced. Mob hit maybe?

    Posted in: All-time hit king Rose bet as player, ESPN reports

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    MarkG made a claim about the existence of slavery in Africa 30 years ago.

    Bingo, that's another name for the apartheid system. That's why activists from the U.S. and other countries were in favor of boycotting SA (though Reagan didn't want to create sanctions if I remember my history correctly). That's the sick history that is celebrated by the most extreme fringes like Roof's online mentor from Texas.

    Posted in: Obama says history of slavery and segregation still 'part of our DNA'

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    This story is oozing testosterone.

    Posted in: Rapper Diddy released on bail after arrest at UCLA

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    Hey, Trump and I agree on something. We both like Neil Young. I also think Lynyrd Skynyrd secretly liked "Ol' Neil" despite their 1970s war of lyrics in Southern Man and Sweet Home Alabama.

    Trump's press secretary has a great name: Hope Hicks. Hicks hopes her boss will be the nominee, but I hope Hicks has another job lined up when the Donald inevitably goes down in flames backed by a Ted Nugent guitar riff.

    Posted in: Trump drops Neil Young song

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    But some of the young ladies who already went to Syria already were well integrated in terms of schooling and sports supporter culture--they owned more soccer paraphernalia than all but the most fanatic hooligans. So the vague "integration" litmus test must not be working. It is about as goofy as giving passports based on cranial measurements.

    Posted in: UK sisters headed for Syria conflict with their 9 children

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    "I doubt... he would bow to the Saudis..."

    Not all Saudis, just the ones who stayed at the Crawford ranch and got honorary last names, like ambassador Bandar Bush.

    Posted in: Jeb Bush launches presidential bid

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