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TorafusuTorasanNov. 30, 2015 - 07:15PM JST
Only a matter of time until Mongolian horses take over.
That phrase about keeping the trophy out of the hands of foreigners must be a "lost in translation" moment. How many times was this translated to go from a racetrack in Japan to a foreign news service (AFP) and then back to an English website in Japan.
Posted in: Shonan Pandora pulls off shock Japan Cup win
TorafusuTorasanNov. 21, 2015 - 12:31AM JST
Or flip that around and start a sumo gambling business called Yusho.
But seriously, Yu didn't throw any games this year in both meanings of the word. Remember the Tommy John surgery and the one year recovery he is going through?
TorafusuTorasanNov. 15, 2015 - 05:00PM JST
The only way Harper and Trout could play is if they had ended the season banished to the minors. Nobody on MLB 40 man rosters, in other words star players and the best of the rest, are able to play in Premier 12. Why not? Because this is not an MLB sanctioned tourney. What is the need for players already in MLB to play in this dinky tournament? Pride? Pfffft.
Posted in: Nakata powers Japan to 10-2 win over U.S. at Premier12
TorafusuTorasanNov. 15, 2015 - 12:22PM JST
Game, set, match goes to the Dems then?
It's telling that the establishment GOP are so irritated with the current lineup that they have been trying to get Romney out of retirement.
Posted in: Sanders has most to prove as Democrats gather for 2nd debate
TorafusuTorasanNov. 15, 2015 - 11:58AM JST
Since baseball and softball were dropped from the Olympics, these tournaments are supposed to maintain the story of baseball as a viable sport for reinclusion in the Olympics, at which point the excess tournaments will likely disappear. WBC is MLB controlled, and Premier 12 is not. No 40 man roster players are allwed on the US team, so roughly the top 600 baseball players from America assuming half the players in MLB are American. That may be why you don't recognize the US roster.
TorafusuTorasanNov. 15, 2015 - 11:02AM JST
Obviously Japan with a PACIFIST clause enshrined in its constitution is not going to fight in other countries. Not legally at least.
TorafusuTorasanNov. 13, 2015 - 01:34PM JST
Read the small print, the kind bud is reserved for the doctors and nurses who can afford it. Everyone else gets a monthly ration of placebo ditch weed.
I'm just trippin', y'all.
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TorafusuTorasanNov. 13, 2015 - 01:31PM JST
"The Burmese military"
Would that also be the former ruling party of Myanmar?
Posted in: Facebook reports spike in government requests for data
TorafusuTorasanNov. 13, 2015 - 01:09PM JST
@Doo-Bop, they were just describing the prison garb to make the article a little more colorful. The exact threats he made are quoted in the article. There was another 19 year old arrested at another state U campus for the same kind of threats.
@pointofview, one school official, the UM president, resigned outright without a contract buyout. He surely did this after his realization that his experiment in moving from the business sector to the highly charged world of academia failed. The chancellor, on the other hand, was removed under the guise of taking a lesser role at the university, which was a face saving slow motion firing. He is in his later 60s, so who knows how well he could relate to the younger faculty and students. The faculty, more than the students, were against him and basically forced him out via petition.
Posted in: Missouri man, charged with threat to shoot black students, denied bail
TorafusuTorasanNov. 09, 2015 - 02:57PM JST
Getting the Medal of Freedom from a previous president, as Carson did, is certainly impressive. But it is not a ticket for instant induction to the top civilian post in the country. I mean, the same president (Bush) also gave reformed Watergate felon Chuck Colson the second highest civilian award, and nobody showed enthusiasm for electing Colson as president.
Posted in: Trump says rival Carson needs to explain recollections
TorafusuTorasanNov. 09, 2015 - 02:23PM JST
Was the greatest Republican of all, Abraham Lincoln, a governor? I thought not.
Newbie politicians have not really been tested in their broad reaching political acumen. I mean, Ben Carson is letting foreign journalists into his home to take photos of a painting that is so poorly done that some jokers are calling it Klingon Jesus. Then he acts shocked that people are laughing at him, as if he never experienced how intrusive the media can be.
TorafusuTorasanNov. 08, 2015 - 10:02PM JST
Note to all the ladies: have three forms of ID in hand for your first date with water closet man from the DOD.
Posted in: Trump hosts 'Saturday Night Live'
TorafusuTorasanNov. 05, 2015 - 09:50PM JST
Sounds like you gave up on them thuggish Dodgers in 1980, when Mexican ace pitcher Fernando Valenzuela became the first pitcher in decades to win the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year in the same season. And now he's an American citizen. If that and Puig's recent escape from Cuba via Mexico are not pro-American stories in your mind, I don't know what is.
Posted in: U.S. senators slam Pentagon for 'paid patriotism' at sports events
TorafusuTorasanNov. 05, 2015 - 05:22PM JST
You know what else was real "cool"? A $500,000 gas station in the Afghan boonies that cost the US government dozens of times more than planned. That and this pro sports sponsorship are two peas in the same rotten pod.
TorafusuTorasanNov. 05, 2015 - 05:16PM JST
Who is "they"? The neocons like Rumsfeld who perfected nonsensical tall tales? Poor Wc626 may be the only non-LDP well wisher greeting Rumsfeld on his award tour to Tokyo.
TorafusuTorasanOct. 31, 2015 - 02:12PM JST
Wrong about the lack of precedent. What about the White Lion concert fire that killed 3 to 4 times more audience members? It sounds like exactly the same situation (pyrotechnics), just a couple thousand miles and 10-12 years removed. No excuse for this kind of accident happening repeatedly.
Posted in: 27 dead in nightclub explosion in Bucharest
TorafusuTorasanOct. 28, 2015 - 07:40PM JST
I have learned not to tangle with Toshiko on any baseball related stories... especially in any season that the Angels don't make the playoffs.
Posted in: Yu Darvish's brother arrested in Japan over gambling
TorafusuTorasanOct. 27, 2015 - 10:08AM JST
Kuroda back to MLB? That is a stretch given he will be over 40. That is the age when players become coaches and managers. Already had Ramirez, Takahashi and Kanemoto hired as managers this offseason.
TorafusuTorasanOct. 27, 2015 - 10:02AM JST
The justice system is also being scrutinized. A case this week saw a prosecutor in Clayton, MO, plead guilty to a felony charge of not reporting what she knew about an assault by police on a handcuffed prisoner. The prosecutor is the daughter in law of former Cardinal ballplayer Todd Worrell.
Posted in: New York police union calls for boycott of Tarantino films
TorafusuTorasanOct. 26, 2015 - 03:52PM JST
@pointofview, the problem with businessmen like Trump and Dubya is that they are even more prone to getting entangled in asinine rivalries than "regular" career politicians. Look at the way Trump keeps ejecting Univision from his campaign events, all over a business conflict with how his beauty pageants are televised. Petty and petulant behavior.
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Dec. 01, 2015 - 08:03PM JST
And you don't understand the concept of present and polled.
Where in my post(s) did I…
Posted in: Public support for Abe rebounds after security law
Dec. 01, 2015 - 07:58PM JST
This article badly lacks at explaining the fact that JReast usually tests almost all their new…
Posted in: Glitches mar new Yamanote Line train on first day
Well. wC626, wouldn't that be kind of East German Stasi (Soviet) like? I mean, why not…
Posted in: Donald Trump meets with black pastors
Dec. 01, 2015 - 07:54PM JST
" What are they going to do when this racist dribble starts ebbing during…
Posted in: J.League says it won't punish student who sent racist tweets to Patric
Dec. 01, 2015 - 07:47PM JST
No, I responded to exactly what you said.
That Obama will be out of office? Soon?…
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