The Japan Times’ “bright side” remarks about the Olympic Games

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      ArtfromArk
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      “But look on the bright side: Without the traveling crowds to feed, house and entertain, the Olympics’ carbon footprint was likely slashed by 12%, organizers say. If there was a green medal for recent Games, surely it would go to Tokyo 2020.” LOL!

      https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/07/22/business/olympics-carbon-footprint/?utm_source=pianoT5&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=295&pnespid=cIc.lEOwczgArimoG5SV4Vg4Amrio1LwHMWA

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

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      ArtfromArk
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      They’ve got a wry sense of humor at the Japan Times 🙂

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

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      ArtfromArk
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      I’ve known them since the late 1980s. They’re the best sojourner’s guide to Japan 🙂

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #439505
      Utopian Leftist
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      The US won more medals than any other country. Big fucking whoop. We probably spend twice what any other nation spends on athleticism. We put the little ball in the little basket better than anyone. Ra Ra Ra. We also go to more movies than any other country. That’s because we’re hoping to momentarily escape from our brutal, barbaric, 21st-Century, Fascist dystopian HELLSCAPE! (China was #2 and #3 was Japan . . . as if anyone cares about those losers {sarcasm}).

      "All fascism is a result of a failure of the left to provide a viable alternative." ~ Trotsky
      “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ~ Krishnamurti

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      NV Wino
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      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

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