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    SuperLib

    This is one of those situations where Trump has absolutely nothing to gain. Its just self-destructive and it doesn't seem like anyone on his team is able to make him stop.

    bass: I was right all along, knew it. I work as part-time as a bass player/sound engineer and I could tell immediately it was a problem with the mic calibration and decompression

    I didn't know you were at the debate.

    "...there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall. The sound was not affected for the record-setting audience of 84 million people who tuned into the 90-minute exchange."

    Posted in: Trump goes on offensive against former beauty queen; Clinton calls him 'unhinged'

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    yabits

    I was right all along, knew it. I work as part-time as a bass player/sound engineer and I could tell immediately it was a problem with the mic calibration and decompression,

    I'm relieved to know after all these years that the sighing sound from Al Gore was actually a mic problem.

    Posted in: Trump goes on offensive against former beauty queen; Clinton calls him 'unhinged'

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    serendipitous

    There must be some nervous people whose names are on the hanko used on various documents to approve each step.

    Posted in: Task force fails to pin down blame for Toyosu market debacle

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    Gary Raynor

    BertieWooster

    Have they actually got 570 million dollars?

    They have now, thanks to the Hon Hai takeover.

    I am quite optimistic about Sharp's future. From friends still working there (I worked there for 5 years), they're getting rid of the upper/lower deadwood management, dragging them crying to the exit door.

    Posted in: Sharp to spend $570 million on OLED panel production

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    gokai_wo_maneku

    That is Isetan Department Store in Shinjuku.

    Posted in: Short wait

  • 0

    Mike L

    bass4funk - so you'd rather a mail-order bride who speaks English as a 2nd language be first-spouse than a man who who was president for 8 years?

    Very liberal! Good for you!

    Posted in: Trump goes after Bill Clinton

  • 1

    PTownsend

    @FredWI'd like to hear your take on this seeing as you felt he was making it up.

    Why do Trump supporters continually change the subject? This article is about a 70 year old man who's running for president and who could have access codes to the most powerful bombs ever imagined, who wants to further expand the most frightening military in human history while making it easier for US Americans to get even more personal weapons. It's clear he's unstable.

    Instead of thinking about ways to deal with the US's problem and policies to address them, he's awake at 3am obsessively tweeting - tweeting! - in defense of his latest fixation, a former beauty contest winner.

    Posted in: Trump goes on offensive against former beauty queen; Clinton calls him 'unhinged'

  • -1

    DenTok2009

    Stifling freedom of speech? Well, when you don't have to worry about a paycheck then you get to speak/write and not worry about the financial fallout. I get what he's saying. Similar to smokers giving themselves lung cancer. You know smoking is not healthy yet smoking still exists, the tobacco companies are not going out of existence. So, with that train of thought, diabetics give themselves diabetes and they should manage their health and lifestyle to avoid being a strain on the national insurance system.

    Posted in: Newscaster fired over inflammatory blogging about dialysis patients

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    PhantomAgent

    The worst news possible.

    Regarding the odd criminal charge, we see this a lot, police need to hold him on something. They can link him to the body so they go with that for now. Expect to see the charges up graded later.

    Posted in: Body of missing Japanese woman found in Vancouver

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    catch22

    Ive walked past the house they found the body in so many times. Its a heritage mansion. Currently unoccupied.. guy tricked her to go there with him... then hurt her. He will likely eventually be charged with homicide...autopsy is monday. Guy was homeless apparently. Chatted her up at a language exchange meet up at a cafe. So sad. You have to be careful.. sometimes its good to judge a book by its cover. The guy looked very sketchy to me

    Posted in: Body of missing Japanese woman found in Vancouver

  • -1

    Mike L

    Yawn. When does this finish November 8th?

    Posted in: Trump goes on offensive against former beauty queen; Clinton calls him 'unhinged'

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    Maria

    self-induced dialysis patients

    What on earth does he mean? It seems to be related to

    people who became dialysis patients after ignoring doctor’s advice for years

    I wonder what got him so worked up? Someone he doesn't like is sick? Unbalanced language, regardless.

    Posted in: Newscaster fired over inflammatory blogging about dialysis patients

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    since1981

    Don't like either of them but really!!!! Trump calling a women Ms. Piggy many years ago is actually taking up hours of TV time? Grow up People! A whole country and possibly the world is at stake here. What are we 5 years old????!!!!!

    Posted in: Trump goes on offensive against former beauty queen; Clinton calls him 'unhinged'

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    BertieWooster

    I wonder how "complete" the experience was.

    Did they each have boyfriends before they discovered they were "pregnant?"

    Posted in: 3 male governors in Japan experience what life is like for pregnant women

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    Alistair Carnell

    So mic calibration is to blame is it ? I thought that would only distort the sound, not alter the words coming out of his sanctimonious pie hole.

    Posted in: Trump goes on offensive against former beauty queen; Clinton calls him 'unhinged'

  • -2

    Lizz

    Trump should have his staff just show this video from 1997 where he defends her, keeps her from being fired, flatters her, speaks sympathetically about her eating disorder, talks about rehabbing her to a healthy weight, chides the media for its fat-shaming hypocrisy, and points out the issue of eating disorders as a problem???

    http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/09/27/donald-trump-alicia-machado-1997-3.cnn

    Posted in: Trump goes on offensive against former beauty queen; Clinton calls him 'unhinged'

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    BertieWooster

    It isn't foreign governments that need to be sued for 9/11.

    Posted in: Suing governments over terror no sure thing despite U.S. 9/11 law

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    BertieWooster

    Have they actually got 570 million dollars?

    Posted in: Sharp to spend $570 million on OLED panel production

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    bass4funk

    I was right all along, knew it. I work as part-time as a bass player/sound engineer and I could tell immediately it was a problem with the mic calibration and decompression, it happens and in TV as any Journalist knows, these things are very common. But the left conveniently chooses to believe what they want, just like when that pathetic Howard Dean accused the man of doing coke. I guess all of his years in med school was a total waste of his time.

    Posted in: Trump goes on offensive against former beauty queen; Clinton calls him 'unhinged'

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    BertieWooster

    The source of the problem is easy to pinpoint. Do-less civil servants with high salaries who sit in offices, write reports to each other and hold meetings instead of getting out and doing a job.

    Posted in: Task force fails to pin down blame for Toyosu market debacle

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    serendipitous

    Does he honestly think he's going to get more votes with such behavior? No doubt he has made his way through the business world by being an absolute pr*ck so let's just keep him in that world. Even if he did become POTUS, he'd be dealing with lawsuits every week for previous dealings that will no doubt continue to come up as well as future idiotic things he will do and say! How much can a guy write himself off for the job as POTUS before his supporters give up?

    Posted in: Trump goes on offensive against former beauty queen; Clinton calls him 'unhinged'

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    Alistair Carnell

    Earlier headlne ; Koike pledges to shed light on fish market site construction

    Looks like when she shed that light, the cockroaches scurried into hiding, quicker than you could say "Paper shredder!"

    Posted in: Task force fails to pin down blame for Toyosu market debacle

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    sf2k

    William Victor Schneider, 48, was arrested in Vernon, B.C., just before midnight the same day and charged with indignity to a human body. He remains in custody.

    He wasn't charged with murder, so there may be someone else involved. Not clear from CBC or here. This is a developing story though so there may be more news to come.

    Posted in: Body of missing Japanese woman found in Vancouver

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    Maria

    That poor woman, and her poor family. Dreadful news.

    Posted in: Body of missing Japanese woman found in Vancouver

  • -2

    PTownsend

    Terrible news. Rest in peace, Kogawa-san. If Schneider was responsible and is found guilty, may he rot on Earth.

    I hope this doesn't scare people off from visiting Canada or Vancouver.

    To me Canada and Vancouver are among the safest places to visit on the planet. I think Vancouver is the most beautiful and also one of the most vibrant cities I've ever visited. I'll go back again. And again. That there are a couple places in Vancouver that can be dangerous, especially for those unaware of life in the inner part of a big city, does NOT make Vancouver a dangerous city. Nor Canada a dangerous country.

    Posted in: Body of missing Japanese woman found in Vancouver

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    Fred Wallace

    @Strangerland, @blacksabbath I'd like to hear your take on this seeing as you felt he was making it up.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/debate-commission-trump-audio-issues-191451316.html

    Posted in: Trump goes on offensive against former beauty queen; Clinton calls him 'unhinged'

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    CrazyJoe

    Never underestimate the impact some simple civility and grace can have.

    Posted in: In death, Peres brings Israelis, Palestinians together

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    serendipitous

    bass4

    One of your worst and most ridiculous comparisons ever.

    Posted in: Philippines leader likens himself to Hitler; wants to kill millions of drug users

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    Yubaru

    Sad part is that too many people think like he does and get away with it!

    Posted in: Newscaster fired over inflammatory blogging about dialysis patients

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    Gobshite

    Nothing happens in Japan without numerous stamps being applied to paper, they are saying they can not read the stamps?

    Posted in: Task force fails to pin down blame for Toyosu market debacle

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    CrazyJoe

    A Presidential candidate is taking the time to battle a former beauty queen in the middle of the night?

    Thank God I'm old.

    This is one week and I'm sure I've missed a few things. No one can deny he's an interesting fellow who is in love with himself but to be considered a viable candidate for President of the United States is laughable any way you try to look at it.

    Posted in: Trump goes on offensive against former beauty queen; Clinton calls him 'unhinged'

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    Laguna

    Trump could have handled the Machado incident in a few ways. Best would have been to studiously ignore it and focus on Making America Great Again or whatever. A distant second would have been to link it to attacks on Clinton and her supposed enabling of Bill's affairs. The very, very worst he could have done was to engender the image of a 70-year old alone in a darkened room in the early hours of the morning Googling pornography on his Samsung. So, okay! Which did he choose?

    Much, much bad will flow from this towards Trump and the GOP in general - particularly due to the fact that no "sex tape" exists, so Trump was either factually incorrect or lying (in the predawn hours, huddled over his Samsung). Snopes has the raw info (it is a bit raw, maybe NSFW.) http://www.snopes.com/alicia-machado-adult-star/

    Posted in: Trump goes on offensive against former beauty queen; Clinton calls him 'unhinged'

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    Yubaru

    Great! Sometimes people go way too far with what they post in thinking that there are no repercussions for their actions.

    I am also glad though that this is not simply done either, however taking it to court takes time and money and there should be an easier way for problems like these to be handled.

    Posted in: Court orders disclosure of user info over Twitter photo abuse

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    MarkX

    mtuffizi, Canada doesn't have the death penalty. This is very sad news, I hope this doesn't scare people off from visiting Canada or Vancouver.

    Posted in: Body of missing Japanese woman found in Vancouver

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    Laguna

    Nice publicity, but it would have been more realistic if the jackets had to be worn under the clothing, necessitating purchase of an entire new wardrobe.

    Posted in: 3 male governors in Japan experience what life is like for pregnant women

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    Yubaru

    The folks responsible are certainly not going to voluntarily stand up and say they did it. The collective is probably looking for the fall guy, BUT ultimately the decisions and responsibility sit squarely in the laps of Koike's predecessors back to and including Ishihara Shintaro, who should man up, take all responsibility, and go climb up on a roof to check the tiles during the next typhoon!

    Posted in: Task force fails to pin down blame for Toyosu market debacle

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    mammola

    Lack of information, mis-communication and so forth. It sounds like a gentlemen (ladies) agreement to save the face of former governor, dinosaur Ishihara (and all the conservative forces supporting him) and keep the harmony.

    Posted in: Task force fails to pin down blame for Toyosu market debacle

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    Gary Raynor

    There would be a lot of opposition to giving in completely on the other two, but if it’s a matter of postponing until a bit later,

    What world do these Japanese politicians live in?

    The only way that Russia will agree to returning the 2 small islets is with an explicit Japanese acknowledgement that the remaining 2 islands are Russian forever.

    What's so laughable is that Japan could have had that agreement back in 1954 and saved a lot of time and energy.

    Posted in: Abe seeks breakthrough with Russia on long-disputed islands

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    Disillusioned

    there was a lack of information sharing and compliance

    Wouldn't a lack of compliance mean culpability? It would seem these construction scammers have covered their tracks very well. I'm a little surprised Koike is giving up so easily and so quickly though. My guess is, she has had some whispers from above and been told to drop it.

    Posted in: Task force fails to pin down blame for Toyosu market debacle

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    sf2k

    How is this possible? Someone paid for the land using Tokyo's money. Follow the money. If you can't, fire the comptrollers or their nearest equivalent. Fire all the incompetent managers who acted on incomplete information. That's what incompetent means.

    Actually start an established and clear open policy of responsibilities that any city has anywhere right in the here and now so that the next scandal isn't a task in futility or just another joke.

    Posted in: Task force fails to pin down blame for Toyosu market debacle

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    mtuffizi

    death penalty if he really killed her.

    Posted in: Body of missing Japanese woman found in Vancouver

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    mtuffizi

    i usually don't eat mcdonald, the fries look good, don't mind to try. their apple pie is way better than the mcdonald in usa, no comparison, i wonder why?

    Posted in: Halloween choco-pumpkin fries

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    toshiko

    Between LV and calif line had been proposed every year. Demand exists.

    Posted in: Abe promotes shinkansen technology to Singapore

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    Homotenashi

    Hot dam!

    Posted in: Spotify launches Japan streaming with karaoke twist

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    Homotenashi

    From a local newspaper:

    William Victor Schneider, 48, was arrested in Vernon, B.C., ... and charged with indignity to a human body. He remains in custody.

    Schneider has been previously charged with armed robbery, theft, possession of a controlled substance, breach of probation, break and enter, assault with a weapon and mischief.

    Posted in: Body of missing Japanese woman found in Vancouver

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    MichaelBukakis

    Hey Fukushima is far from safe and let's build some stadiums for our grandchildren to pay for, good idea.

    Posted in: A look at rising costs for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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    JeffLee

    Ironically, when I go overseas, my wife often asks me to pick up cosmetics and perfume, since the price and selection in Japan for those products is so mediocre.

    Posted in: Department stores are losing customers to drugstore chains such as Sundrug Co and Matsumotokiyoshi Holdings Co, which offer discounted cosmetics and perfumes to foreign visitors who are seeking bargains as the strong Japanese currency crimps their travel budgets.

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    Kuya 808

    I went to a farewell party last night for a Filipino couple who were returning to the land of their birth after living in the US for many years. They've been wanting to move home for quite a while but found the situation there just too sketchy.

    Now, in light of recent events, they no longer fear living in their own country and they give Duterte credit for that. My relatives in the Philippines, concur. In the US county where I live, one in three people are Filipino and I have yet to find anyone, among the ones I am associated with, who doesn't agree with what Duterte is doing.

    It is entirely understandable that, from a liberal western perspective, Duterte's actions could be seen as extremely unsettling and even criminal. Equally understandable is that some ex-pat Filipino/Filipina, living in countries with a strong liberal component, would share those beliefs. But in reality the only perspective that really matters is that of the people who deal with the reality of life in the Philippines up close and personal and as such have a real dog in the fight. One indication of how many Filipinos feel could be the fact that Duterte enjoys a 91% approval rating at home.

    A smear campaign usually implies using lies or statements taken out of context to unfairly impugn someone`s reputation.

    @rainyday

    In the second paragraph of this article the statement is made that "Duterte recently insulted President Barack Obama". You would be hard pressed to find any recent article about Duterte that doesn't at, some point, refer to this incident. Yet it has being demonstrated, irrefutably, that it never happened. To continue to report, as fact, something that has been shown to be untrue clearly "implies using lies or statements taken out of context to unfairly impugn someone`s reputation."

    Posted in: Philippines leader likens himself to Hitler; wants to kill millions of drug users

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    Yubaru

    Never knew why would anyone mix up different species,tastes: fruits with vegetables, salty and spicy with sweet. This is beyong me. But then again, I favour traditionalism.

    Traditionalism? Where are you from? Never tried sweet-sour pork, or spicy hot chili sauce? Or maybe a Thai coconut vegetable curry that could burn the roof off your mouth.

    There are tons of examples, I wouldn't say your tastes are traditional, just YOUR's.

    Posted in: Halloween choco-pumpkin fries

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    JeffLee

    Just the news I didn't want to hear.

    Posted in: Body of missing Japanese woman found in Vancouver

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