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    donkusai

    Biggest earthquake I've experienced in Japan was a 7.4 in 2004 (though epicenter was a little off the coast). It came 5 hours after a 7. Helmets are stored in an easy access place. When safe, you exit the building. Clearly these folks have done that. Hopefully, next time they have to do it for real, they'll do it with great success. Personally, I hate earthquakes. It's the out-of-the-blue danger that adds to nastiness.

    Posted in: If there's a quake...

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    donkusai

    The Canadian passed Arai, but Arai held on and then passed Dunfee up the inside. The two ran into each other as Arai passed and Dunfee nearly fell, he stumbled a lot and his timing was all out from that point on. It wasn't too far from the end. The Canadians put in a protest, Arai was disqualified, then the Japanese protested the disqualification, and Arai was given back the bronze.

    Personally, it looked at first like Arai barged through Dunfee, but I'm not sure if Dunfee may not have seen Arai at the last moment and may have contributed to it. Personally, I think the judges had to make a tough decision.

    Posted in: Toth takes 50-km walk gold; Japan's protest earns Arai bronze

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    donkusai

    Great effort by the Japanese. I don't follow much of the track and field, so this result was a bit of a surprise to me. Watching the race, they fully deserved the result. Well done.

    Posted in: Well run

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    donkusai

    Just another social media over-reaction. A movie studio stuffed up a poster. The people of Hong Kong may well fear for their independence from mainland pressures, but is a poster stuff-up from a low-grade Hollywood sci-fi movie really what you want to spend your day whinging about?

    Posted in: Hollywood poster blunder sparks backlash in Hong Kong

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    donkusai

    smith, I agree - slightly odd way of describing things. Often in sports like gymnastics, that little bit of flair, or bit of personality that comes out, can be the difference between two technically excellent competitors. Maybe that's what he was getting at with the "robotic" comment, that it was mechanical and lacked feeling, and that was the difference between a medal and not. Well done Japan for stepping things up and doing well.

    Posted in: 'Robotic' Chinese gymnasts told to shake up after new low in Rio

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    donkusai

    How to create a movie that'll bomb... Take an older series of movies that have already run their course from popular to ordinary where the story is pretty much already well known, and then replace all the characters so there's even less reason so see it. Will Hollywood ever learn?

    I agree with kaynide. Why not just a create a new movie with these actors and it let stand on the strength of its script, production and performances. Sure, it won't have the "Oceans" brand, but it also won't have the baggage.

    Posted in: Rihanna, Anne Hathaway expected to join female 'Ocean's Eight'

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    gary, considering the distress signal was sent by the Greek ship, it would seem the Chinese Coast Guard weren't listening to anyone, not just the Japanese (if they weren't simply ignoring it).

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    donkusai

    Never stop fighting, and you can do amazing things. Get job by the Japanese 7s. They may or may not make it to the medals, but they're doing a lot of the right things to make stronger opponents take them more seriously. Well done.

    Posted in: Japan upsets New Zealand in men's rugby sevens

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    donkusai

    Democracy works fine if you have a well informed populace. The problem is that these days, we as so buried in BS that no one can really tell who is telling the truth (or if anyone at all is). In that situation, what we end up with is mob rule, and that's a terrible form of government. Is a well functioning Democracy the best form of government? Yes, I think so. Unfortunately, most current Democracies aren't well functioning.

    Posted in: Do you think democracy is the best form of government?

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    donkusai

    Love Trump purely for the comedy value (which he provides in spades). He's just jealous because Hillary has a bigger pair than he does... This, of course, raises questions for both sides of politics... :)

    Posted in: Trump attacks Clinton on gender, risking backlash from women

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    donkusai

    Sigh... the whole thing has become a politicised debate... Politicians twist, bend and misdirect to achieve their own aims. That's just what they do - they want to win. Get the politics out of this whole debate. Wipe the slate clean. Start looking at this issue solely on the data.

    If I've learnt one thing from the whole climate change debate... If you throw enough stupidity at a topic, it becomes stupid, regardless of how serious that topic may be. Let's tone down the stupid, folks, and start looking at the facts...

    Posted in: Do you consider global warming just a theory or a proven fact?

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    donkusai

    Give me a a checklist of what's on offer and I'll check what I want... I don't want to have a pretend conversation with a computer that takes twice the effort...

    Posted in: Are 'chatbots' the future of online business?

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    donkusai

    I thought Jeb Bush was actually one of the most coherent and sane candidates put forward. ...caveat that to the candidates the GOP offers and I'd agree

    Actually, I thought Jeb was coherent and sane in a universal sense... of course, this meant that he was one of the first booted out the door... I think that says a lot about this whole election campaign...

    Posted in: Kasich says Trump, Cruz will lead U.S. down 'path of darkness'

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    donkusai

    When all you do is whip up anger and resentment in people over perceived slights as the partisan media does in the U.S. (it happens on both sides of politics), then you can't complain when those chickens come home to roost (or roast?). The GOP/Fox craziness is reaping what it's sown. Personally, I think George W. Bush was one of the worst presidents the U.S. has ever had, but biting back that bias, I thought Jeb Bush was actually one of the most coherent and sane candidates put forward. Kasich makes a very good point. Sanity will only prevail when people look past the endless rhetoric and start looking at the actual facts. Not the "facts" as presented by your favourite leftist/right wing media propaganda machines, but actual, sane facts...

    ...sigh... clearly I'm living in some sort of dreamworld...

    Posted in: Kasich says Trump, Cruz will lead U.S. down 'path of darkness'

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    donkusai

    ...just follow China's lead and build a new island nearby and that'll solve everything... and by solving everything, I mean it'll solve nothing at all but only create future endless troubles that no one will be able to address for fear of losing face... sigh...

    Posted in: S Korea condemns updated Japanese textbooks

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    donkusai

    Sounds like a fairly good result considering their preparation for the season. May be a long painful season though. I just hope they can keep support as they build toward next year. A competitive Sunwolves will be very good for Japanese rugby.

    Posted in: Sunwolves beaten 26-13 by Lions in Super Rugby debut

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    donkusai

    Well, after seeing the reports of what Cruz thinks Australia is like, I'm very tempted to agree with Trump on this one. I guess it gets to the point where the ridiculousness of what some politicians say (regardless of the side of politics they are on), the more of an attack it is on their own reputation than anything that anyone else can say.

    Posted in: With one week to Iowa, Trump and Cruz deepen feud

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    donkusai

    True that Trump has made it a little easier for these terrorist groups to find material for their faux outrage over the U.S, but let's face it, they've been raging against the U.S. for decades and if they didn't find anything to show from a politician, they'd just show street scenes of "decadent" U.S. life (meaning that people live in a safe and stable environment where they can build a future for themselves and have a safe life - everything that is the opposite of what the terrorists want).

    Posted in: Somali extremists use Donald Trump clip to recruit followers

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    donkusai

    Putin must be so hoping Trump gets nominated and wins the US election. What a world the two of them could build together. :)

    Posted in: Putin praises Donald Trump as 'bright and talented'

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    donkusai

    The way Australia has been going through Prime Ministers in the last few years, the robot may very well be next in line... I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

    Posted in: G'day

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