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some07791Apr. 21, 2016 - 10:59AM JST
Well done Brenda. Happy Birthday!
The next in line is an interfering fool and his son is a workshy, intellectually mediocre, bland non-entity.
God save the UK.
Posted in: Queen Elizabeth marks 90th birthday, as popular as ever
some07791Jan. 18, 2016 - 08:38AM JST
Anything calling for the violence against or eradication of a group of people.
Criticizing a religion is never hate speech.
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some07791Oct. 28, 2015 - 01:58PM JST
As an observation - it seems more Americans are proud of having their nationality than non-Americans. Is this pride misplaced? No idea...
Im of almost identical heritage as Jimizo. Im thankful because of the opportunities it has given me (especially regarding traveling and living in other countries) but am most proud of what I have achieved in my adult life, especially my kids. Ive been away from my home countries for over 10 years. I now identify closer with NZ, where I live, which seems a fresher and a more responsible society. I volunteer in the NZ Fire service and believe I have contributed enough to my adopted home to warrant citizenship in a couple of years when Im finally eligible. Then I will be proud of my nationality as I will be able to describe the blood and tears Ive put into it.
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some07791Oct. 06, 2015 - 12:04PM JST
Yes, with the caveat that judge(s), prosecution and jury are subject to a minimum jail time (in years) and fines if the innocence of the accused is confirmed after the execution. Courts would then only award the death sentence in extremely rare situations where guilt is irrefutable.
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some07791Sep. 24, 2015 - 10:47AM JST
The Scots wooden-spooners took advantage of weary Japanese legs.
Keep fighting, Japan.
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some07791Sep. 09, 2015 - 10:05AM JST
Brenda is a sweet old dear, but what has she done thats noteworthy?
Posted in: Queen Elizabeth II surpasses Queen Victoria's long reign
some07791Sep. 07, 2015 - 10:04AM JST
Yes, with qualifications, such as those mentioned by NZ2011.
However, I do believe that Permanent Residency is a misnomer. Residency should never be permanent, there should be time limits (in years) applied to it. Citizenship is permanent. If you live in a country long enough to become a citizen and intend to stay in the country until the end of your days then you should naturalize - even if that means giving up your original citizenship.
Posted in: Should permanent foreign residents in Japan have the right to vote?
some07791Aug. 11, 2015 - 10:53AM JST
Time to remove the union jack. My preferred flag would be literally that - the current flag without the UJ.
Unfortunately, thats not included as an option. The Kyle Lockwood designs are quite fetching.
Posted in: New Zealanders get first look at new flag options
some07791Jul. 06, 2015 - 11:05AM JST
Nice one USA. I was hoping for a magic Japanese comeback, but nevermind..
USA well deserved it. Keep supporting Womens football, America. Hopefully, you can drag the rest of the world up with you.
Posted in: U.S. beats Japan 5-2 to win Women's World Cup
some07791Jul. 06, 2015 - 09:08AM JST
Come on Japan..
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some07791Jul. 02, 2015 - 10:27AM JST
Well done Japan. I think England should be proud for going so far.
Go on and win it Japan.
Posted in: Japan reaches Women's World Cup final after England injury time own goal
some07791Jul. 01, 2015 - 12:53PM JST
From personal experience I know its hard to pin down who will take gold, silver and bronze in any football competition. As many commentators here have said, games can turn on a dime and go either way. Word cup history shows it time and again. Usually, I find that those, like yourself, who are so certain, end up being very quiet when their predictions turn out wrong.
Are we going to see you on here accepting that your knowledge of the game isnt quite what you think it is if your predictions are wrong? I will be the first to congratulate you if you hit the nail on the head with all three..
Posted in: U.S. heads to Women's World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany
some07791Jul. 01, 2015 - 12:05PM JST
I do actually believe Eng can beat Japan. I made a post on another JT thread stating so. I think Japan are better, but marginally so. I really do think Eng v Japan is game on.
I think Eng v USA is a different proposition. Believe me, I want that England win. But decades of watching the English mens game has taught be to be more objective and realistic. Eng womens team getting to the final would be just awesome.
some07791Jul. 01, 2015 - 11:45AM JST
If I was an American, I would be rooting for an England win as they are the weakest of the 2 remaining semi-finalists. I would rather face the weakest team and maximise the chance of a world cup win than wish for revenge against a Japan which has a more solid team and a better chance (than England) to beat the USA.
From an English perspective - assuming a victory over Japan is possible - I would be hoping the Americans fall into the not-uncommon trap of highly favoured teams taking their foot off the gas because they think its a done deal. In the past, plenty 'weaker' sides have won because a supposedly stronger team assumed they had won before the game started.
some07791Jul. 01, 2015 - 11:12AM JST
Good job USA. The USA has led the growth in womens soccer (the word 'soccer' said through gritted teeth) over the last two decades. I do hope that the winner of England/Japan goes on to win the tournament rather than the USA, but I dont see it happening as the US is too strong and they would rightly deserve it. Keep doing what you are doing USA and show FIFA that the sport can progress.
some07791Jul. 01, 2015 - 09:42AM JST
Nadeshiko are the better team and the favourites and I would expect them to edge it. I do, however, think the gap isnt as big as some commentators make out - there is a difference but not a huge drop. I think England have a small chance of a win - this is knockout football, after all - but I also think England wont make enough of those long passes count as Japan will slow the game down with superior possession.
Will be an interesting game and, like many commentators here, half of the household will be happy when its over...
Posted in: Nadeshiko Japan not underestimating England
some07791Jun. 13, 2015 - 10:31AM JST
Ecky-Thump. It incorporates some everyday items into self defense..
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some07791Jun. 05, 2015 - 07:27AM JST
In FIFA's case this means having an open vote on world cup hosting (and potentially other things..) so that the public knows exactly which executive voted for which candidate country.
Posted in: How can corruption be eliminated from organizations that control global sports, such as FIFA, the IOC and so on?
some07791Mar. 16, 2015 - 07:22AM JST
Yes. If two adults, who have no choice of their sexuality, decide to get married, then good luck to them. It affects NOBODY else, only the two getting married. Why deny people something that doesnt affect you in any way???
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some07791Mar. 02, 2015 - 06:43AM JST
Well, this is going to be an interesting thread...
Yes, in a pared down, efficient, format like the bicycling monarchs of Holland/Scandinavia. Furthermore, only if a majority of the population support a monarchy. In the absence of elections, this would have to be a substantial majority (eg in UK support for monarchy is somewhere around 75% of the population; I assume Japan is similar.) If polling reveals this is closer to 50% then I would say its only fair and reasonable that the public get to choose via a referendum.
Also - Monarchs should be non-political. Sorry Chaz, you will represent the whole population of the UK. Keep your opinions to yourself or you will undermine support for the monarchy by alienating those who disagree with your views. The Japanese Emperor seems to set a good example in this regard.
The bottom line - if the people want it. Democracy in action.
Posted in: Do you think there is a role for monarchies in this day and age?
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