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    some07791

    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

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    Come on Japan..

    Posted in: Happy fan

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    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

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    @Bgood41

    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

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    @wtf

    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.

    Posted in: U.S. heads to Women's World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

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    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.

    Posted in: U.S. heads to Women's World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

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    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.

    Posted in: U.S. heads to Women's World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

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    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

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    Ecky-Thump. It incorporates some everyday items into self defense..

    Posted in: Which martial arts would you recommend to someone wanting to learn a means of self-defense?

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    Transparency.

    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?

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    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???

    Posted in: Do you support same-sex marriages?

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    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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    Awesome game that I could only follow furtively at work. Was hoping Seattle would win again, but nevermind. The game was exciting.

    Take that you Soccer Fans... that is REAL sport! Love American Football but hate comments like the above. Volland, the world has spoken. Soccer ha far more followers. As your stats show, the world agrees, soccer is more of a 'real' sport. Democracy in action.

    Posted in: Record viewership, social media reach for Super Bowl

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    Muslim rules dont apply to non-muslims. Simple as.

    Posted in: Why cartoons depicting Mohammed anger many Muslims

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    home alone

    Posted in: What are some of your favorite Christmas-themed movies or TV shows?

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    Somehow, I doubt all other things are equal in that statement.

    Especially for Japan - most mothers dont work, whereas most fathers do.

    A reasonable division of labour is a 50/50 split of housework when both the husband and wife are at home. When the wife is at home (ie during business hours) then she should keep doing housework tasks whilst the husband keeps droning on for his employer. That will result in skewed housework stats like the above but is not unfair to women in that situation.

    If however, we are talking about a working couple then the above stat is a problem and clearly unfair.

    Posted in: Japanese men, for example, are regarded as assistants and not equal partners when it comes to child rearing or housework. Government research shows women typically contribute four hours of housework a day while men pitch in 46 minutes.

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    Just remove the jack from the corner and put a koru or fern there. Simple and effective. Retains a bit of the old (Blue with southern cross) and, in the fern/koru, a recognizable symbol of NZ.

    Storm - it wasnt 'the English' it was the British. There have been proportionately more Scot Prime Ministers (per head of population) than English. More importantly, Scots voted to join the EU in the '70s too. You may hate 'the English' but dont use that as an excuse to ignore the facts.

    Posted in: New Zealanders to vote on flag change in 2016

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    My (Japanese) wife had worked for a very large Japanese conglomerate in Singapore for a number of years before our first child. She was quite successful in a consulting team lead position. After going back to work after maternity leave she was continually asked when she would quit. She wanted to keep working. Once the company (all Japanese management) worked this out they just loaded her with more and more tasks, despite her asking to stick to 9-6 per her contract, until she quit.

    Singapore has quite strict employment law and she more than likely would have won an employment tribunal. However, she didnt want to 'make a fuss.'

    The company knew what they were doing to make her quit. Dinosaur behaviour that doesnt belong in the modern world.

    Posted in: Top court rules in favor of pregnant woman who was demoted

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    Those poor kids..

    Quite sad.I lived in Seongnam for a year. RIP young ones.

    Posted in: 16 killed in grate collapse at S Korea pop concert

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    An assassin or murderer, yes. Terrorist, definitely not.

    Posted in: Japan protests over banner of Korean assassin at Asian Games

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