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TorafusuTorasanApr. 26, 2016 - 12:26PM JST
Cruz is just being his usual low self. Trump is the one who has descended to such a dark place (sleep deprived?) that he thinks mocking the way his opponent eats pancakes is making himself look in any way leader-like. His management team must be a bunch of weak yes men if they can't tone down his loose cannon style.
Posted in: Trump calls rivals' alliance 'pathetic'
TorafusuTorasanApr. 26, 2016 - 10:09AM JST
The money flowing in to Prince's estate raises the question of the existence of a will, if everything goes to his sister since he has no spouse or heirs, and what will become of the iconic property Paisley Park. Hope it doesn't turn into a long legal battle and his relatives can sort everything out to their satisfaction.
Posted in: Sales of Prince songs, albums spike after superstar's death
TorafusuTorasanApr. 26, 2016 - 10:02AM JST
Yeah? Our comments are an original take on your candidate. We don't believe Trump's nutty one liners. Collusion in politics? Ever notice how campaign managers and staff jump from one candidate to another to be able to stay employed? The world of professional politics is inbred, but is that different than any other profession?
TorafusuTorasanApr. 26, 2016 - 09:12AM JST
Finally, Trump is zeroing in on a problem that many Americans are concerned about: the disgusting manner in which John Kasich eats pancakes. Putting them all up in his face.
MarkG, Trump is in the same business as his dad, who refused to rent to blacks. Now Trump junior has laws preventing anything that blatant. But Trump sees everyone as easy to pigeonhole, like when he tells a Jewish audience how good they are with money.
TorafusuTorasanApr. 25, 2016 - 02:27PM JST
Why say Catholics are distinct from African Americans and Hispanics? It is possible for a person to be all of those. If Trump thinks US voters fall into neat little easy to ID boxes, he's in trouble.
Posted in: Clinton, Trump stream ahead as rivals show signs of fading
TorafusuTorasanApr. 23, 2016 - 10:48PM JST
@Lizz, single use guns made out of recycled PET bottle plastic in Joe Sixpack's garage are going to replace the major gun brands? That will be the same year that airborne pigs bring me to the shopping mall.
Posted in: 8 family members shot dead in Ohio
TorafusuTorasanApr. 23, 2016 - 06:43PM JST
@zengohan, what percent of guns and ammunition started out black market? Close to zero. So squeeze off the legal market to reduce the supply reaching the black market. It's not like criminals are brewing their own Glocks in the bathtub.
TorafusuTorasanApr. 23, 2016 - 06:34PM JST
These here debates will be like watching the class clown get taken to task by a strict schoolmarm. That's assuming we get past the contested conventioned without lawsuits dragging on until election day. Cruz is a lawyer and Trump is habitually litigious.
Posted in: Trump assails Clinton; promises not to become boring
TorafusuTorasanApr. 23, 2016 - 12:46PM JST
Thank goodness nobody ever writes with an agenda about gun crime in, say, Chicago. But when this happens in a podunk town called Peebles down Kentucky way, then we need to change to a mournful tone. I am looking forward to see MarkG tell us if geography and demographics mean different standards. Doubt he will though.
TorafusuTorasanApr. 22, 2016 - 03:13PM JST
Yeah, instead of wasting time reading the bottom feeding tabloid hysterics on Drudge, go read some real Minnesota journalists like Jon Bream (Star Tribune) who actually spent decades observing and interviewing Prince.
Posted in: Musician Prince dies at his Minnesota home at 57
TorafusuTorasanApr. 22, 2016 - 02:19PM JST
Favorite tune? This is one that not many have mentioned, but it has one of the best rhythm tracks: Alphabet Street. Batdance was another memorable left field hit of the late '80s.
TorafusuTorasanApr. 21, 2016 - 11:48PM JST
@MarkG, total shocker here but there are no photos on currency, just tastefully rendered engravings. Why not go for the lesser known gun toting images that show Tubman as a full on freedom fighter? That would be a good contrast to the serene Sacajewea coin.
Posted in: Historic makeover: Harriet Tubman to be face on U.S. $20 bill
TorafusuTorasanApr. 19, 2016 - 10:25PM JST
Bain Capital? I thought Romney and company already have a stake in family restaurants such as Gusto. Combine to form McGust!
Posted in: McDonald's targeting buyout firms as it seeks to sell North Asia stores
TorafusuTorasanApr. 18, 2016 - 02:05PM JST
I am waiting for these erudite historians to write Killing the Keg about the rise and fall of American university frats. Now that would be a much better read than the stale safe subjects Bill O writes about.
Posted in: O'Reilly's next 'Killing' subject: Japan, at end of World War II
TorafusuTorasanApr. 08, 2016 - 11:24AM JST
Technically, playing mahjong for money in a back alley room anywhere in Japan would constitute an illegal casino. When the police go to the trouble of enforcing anti-gambling laws, don't you think they will scoop up the high roller celeb targets that can be easily nabbed right there in Tokyo rather than some poor locals in the small provincial cities.
602miko, some politicians float that as a proposal, but it doesn't mean Vegas style casinos are legal at the present. Have to settle for pachinko if you want that zombified casino atmosphere.
Posted in: Badminton ace Momota facing Rio chop over casino visit
TorafusuTorasanApr. 07, 2016 - 09:25PM JST
@JP, court dates that coincide with travel to Olympics? Need to testify in trials for other involved parties? Necessary to follow whatever warnings and repercussions are in their taxpayer supported contracts?
Fine of 500,000 yen is possible for first time gamblers. Repeat offenders can get up to 3 years jail. Casino operaters up to five years. This particular one had hundreds of customers who helped the mafia earn close to a million dollars in three months (Nikkei news site).
Posted in: Badminton star Momota, teammates admit gambling at illegal casino
TorafusuTorasanApr. 07, 2016 - 02:45PM JST
A rookie pitcher batting his team's first home run of the season. That's about a once in a decade rarity. Especially with the Dodgers winning by 15 runs but suprisingly no homers in their season opener. Maeda is tied for the team lead in both wins and HR at this point.
Posted in: Japanese pitcher Maeda homers in 2nd at-bat of MLB debut
TorafusuTorasanApr. 07, 2016 - 12:31PM JST
I saw this. Maeda got caught up in the rush and was slow coming out to bat, and didn't get to take any practice swings. For some reason Cashner gave him only slow straight pitches (unlike when Maeda pitched to Cashner) and Maeda cranked a nice homer just inside the left field foul line. Fun footage of everyone mobbing Maeda or cracking smiles in the dugout.
TorafusuTorasanApr. 04, 2016 - 02:32PM JST
@Madverts and BB, according to the BBC, following the 2014 sanctions on Russia, it became harder for actual government aides to stash funds offshore, so they started making accounts in the name of people beyond the reach of sanctions such as the cellist who was Putin's best friend in their 20s and the godfather of one of his daughters. He must play circles around Yo Yo Ma to qualify for the millions that were put in his account(s). (Sorry for the off-putting pun.)
Posted in: Huge tax leak exposes Putin aides, world leaders, stars
TorafusuTorasanMar. 31, 2016 - 08:58AM JST
What is this numbskull yammering about? Abortion is not illegal, and conservative families make use of it--just ask multiple generations of the Barry Goldwater clan who had abortions before and after legalization. No punishment for the men who pay for a currently legal medical service?
Posted in: Trump revises abortion stance after backlash
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Apr. 30, 2016 - 02:15PM JST
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Apr. 30, 2016 - 02:00PM JST
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Posted in: Who you gonna call? 'Ghostbusters' is back in business
Apr. 30, 2016 - 01:55PM JST
These bombings were supposedly "Called In" via "ANA; Afghan National Army instruction....that's the story that came…
Posted in: 16 blamed for mistakes in deadly U.S. attack on Afghan clinic
Apr. 30, 2016 - 01:50PM JST
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