donkusai's past comments

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    donkusai

    Great effort by Nishikori! I really hope he does well in the final. And thumbs up to Djokovic for saying that he was simply outplayed. No excuses, it's great to see an athlete give credit where it is due. Respect.

    Posted in: History-making Nishikori beats Djokovic to reach U.S. Open final

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    donkusai

    Loved the original mad max, but I'd like to add the car chase from the Blues Brothers to the list. :)

    Posted in: George Miller reboots 'Mad Max' with '105-minute chase scene'

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    donkusai

    Why on earth wont they add a south pacific team based in Fiji, Samoa or Tonga? Are New Zealand blocking that idea because it's from those nations they get a lot of their good players from?

    Posted in: Super Rugby to add team from Japan or Singapore

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    donkusai

    They get rid after of the carbon tax because "it doesn't work" (according to Australian PM), yet after it's first full year in effect, Australia saw it's first non-downturn related fall in carbon emissions. Great work there, Tony. Not only is your head in the sand, but you've replaced a market based system that actually worked with a wish-list policy ("direct action") that economists pretty much all agree will do absolutely nothing. Great job. With that sort of logic, I'm interested to see what you'll stuff up next.

    Posted in: Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax

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    donkusai

    I don't care whether you hate guns or love them so much you take one to bed with you at night... there's something wrong here. Can't we just get all the interest groups to take a step back, do some serious research into what causes people to do these sorts of things, and then try to do something to make these sort of events less common.

    Posted in: Texas gunman kills 6, including 4 children

  • -1

    donkusai

    I remember the 2006 world cup and Japan drew Brazil in the same group. Everyone was talking about how the Brazil-Japan game would decide the group winner and how Japan could win it. No one talked about their first game against an Australian team who were in the world cup for the first time in over 30 years. They lost that first game 3-1 and didn't even make it to the playoff rounds.

    Just concentrate on the group matches first, guys. Talk like this nearly always indicates you're not focused on doing the hard work needed to succeed in the tournament. Let's not have an early exit.

    Posted in: Japan has potential to win World Cup, says Honda

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    donkusai

    Didn't we learn anything from the last world cup? Leave the ball design alone and let the players play football. Print a fancy new design on the outside if you want to "brand" it, but don't destroy the player's ability to play the game by messing up the ball again.

    Posted in: Ninja knowledge underlies new World Cup ball

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    donkusai

    My deepest thoughts are with the families of the victims. While I'm no fan of guns, the issue here is a young man who thought he could end his pain by taking other people out with him. I don't know the solution to this. A less adversarial world perhaps? A more understanding community? All I know is that it is yet another sad day.

    Posted in: 7 killed in California drive-by shooting

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    donkusai

    Well done to the Wanderers - a club that didn't even exist 2 years ago. To make 2 A-League grand finals and the quarterfinals of the AFC Champions League is a great effort in the first 2 years of a club's existence. I hope they can progress even further and send off Shinji Ono in style.

    Posted in: Wanderers beat Sanfrecce to reach ACL quarterfinals

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    donkusai

    Washington firmly believed sovereignty disputes had to be settled “diplomatically and… in accordance with international law”.

    Oh... I didn't realise suggesting following international law was so “irresponsible”. If international law is irresponsible, then does that make breaking international law the responsible thing to do, China? I really hate political spin. It only satisfies those who already support the cause and shows the rest of us how truly disingenuous and pig-headed you are. Sad.

    Posted in: China slams 'irresponsible' U.S. remarks on Vietnam dispute

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    donkusai

    I'm sure I read somewhere that one of the big issues with hydrogen is the extracting of the gas from the atmosphere (or wherever they get it from) in the first place. Does the fuel-cell car just move the environmental damage to an earlier step in the supply chain? It would be nice to know this so it can all be put in better perspective. Still, with Japan being a fairly resource poor country, its great that they do so much to push innovation.

    Posted in: In green car race, Toyota adds muscle with fuel-cell launch

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    donkusai

    I have a non-smartphone phone... I have no intention of giving it up. I like it. I guess that I'm slowly becoming as extinct as my phone is... Well, been nice knowing you. I'll leave some crude paintings on cave walls so you'll remember me...

    Posted in: Android gains in U.S.; basic phones almost extinct

  • 6

    donkusai

    I spent many a new year's eve at Ise Grand Shrine. It's a beautiful place to visit and the areas south through Shima and down to eastern Wakayama are rarely visited but breathtaking.

    Posted in: Kennedy visits Ise Grand Shrine

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    donkusai

    Great metal parody band. Had a great laugh. It's unusual to see such subtlety in Japanese humour, but these girls have nailed it. For a moment there it almost seemed as if they were actually believed they were a real band.

    Posted in: BABYMETAL invasion of the West marches on

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    donkusai

    I think this deal is good for both countries, but it can hardly be called a "free trade" deal. It is a lowering of tariffs, but they still remain in place, and there are restrictions on the sale amounts for some goods. As an "economic" deal, it should see benefits for both countries.

    Posted in: Australia, Japan agree on free trade deal

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    donkusai

    Despite the ruling, this a great chance for Japan to reposition itself and refocus on what it really wants to do. It had backed itself into a corner with the whole "culture" argument, meaning there was no way to back away from whaling without the government appearing to not support Japanese culture, which was never going to happen. This is a great chance for Japan to move their whaling aspirations to become more inline with traditional whaling... using traditional methods in local waters. This way, they turn a loss into a win for everyone.

    Posted in: World court rules Japan's Antarctic whaling not scientific

  • 2

    donkusai

    The international court has just ruled 12-4 against Japan, declare that Japanese whaling is not scientific research. No appeals are allowed.

    Posted in: Biggest threat to Japan whaling: Declining appetites

  • 0

    donkusai

    The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that 5 separate search planes have now spotted debris in the new search area (based on the Thai satellite info). Seems they're now closing in on the crash site. 6 hours ago there'd been no plane sitings. Nothing can be confirmed until ships arrive and recover debris, but things seem to be advancing quite quickly now.

    Posted in: Search for lost Malaysian jet shifts significantly after new lead

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    donkusai

    A New Zealand orion plane has finally spotted some debris. Closest ship is a Chinese one. This is the first actual sighting (other than satellite) that we've had. Everything else has been just speculation. I hope the New Zealand discovery leads the ships currently closing in on the area to recover identifiable debris to bring certainty to the families of the victims.

    Posted in: Search for lost Malaysian jet shifts significantly after new lead

  • -1

    donkusai

    RyokaiMar: Russia has always been ruled by bully-boys...

    I don't think that's right. Take that Stalin guy as an example. He... oh. Maybe you have a point.

    Posted in: Ukraine severs key ties with Russia over Crimea

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