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    Thanks for the info. I don't know how all this works out for my sister, since she is in a different country every month for the most part, but I'm sure her accountants have it covered. For her anyway, if not for everyone as you have said, the exact number of days she spends in the US is crucial.
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Something is just not right with Ichinojo, it's like he is protecting something by bailing out. A knee perhaps?
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    foreigners? "If you are a US citizen, living outside the US, then all your income may not be taxed. Yes, if you live as an expat, then at tax filing time, you can file the “Foreign Income Exclusion” form, number 2555. But, there’s a catch. (Isn’t there always a catch?) The catch is, you must really be living outside the United States for 90% or more of the time (that works to be 330 days or more). It doesn’t mean just calling your expat home your “Primary residence.” It doesn’t mean come home again for “just” the summer months. Nope, for your income to be excluded from tax, you must stay clear of the US for 330 days or more." I don't claim to be an expert, but I do know that when my sister runs up against the time limit she has to stay out of the US until the year is over.
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    If you are a US citizen living in another country, there is a limit on how many days per year you may return to the US( I think it's 35). As long as you do not exceed this limit, you are not liable for US income taxes.
  5. I don't know why they bother wearing mawashi, it just looks silly with all those other clothes underneath. Some male American Sumo do the same thing and it looks just as stupid.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    That was really something , watching That was really something watching tochinoshin beat hakuho. I've always had the he feeling that he was so strong, he could even best hakuho in a battle of strength if he was healthy, and now he proved it. Future yokozuna if he can stay healthy.
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    Preparations of the Y/O- May 2018

    Seeing this makes me think that it's not merely muscles or bursa but ligaments. It that is the case he would be better off not even doing keiko for 2 or 3 months, much less entering Natsu. But maybe it's just muscles, I really like Takayasu and would like to see him continue healthy.
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Eventually they will have to give up the "no girls" thing , even if it is tradition. Might as well get it over with now.
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    I was just going to ask if this had ever happened. Sounds like it's merely an excuse.
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Even if I was a 400 lb Ozeki I would be worried about what could happen if Ichinojo fell on me, especially if it was off the side of the dohyo.
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    This quote is from Chankomafuji. Here in the US, being a woman is not a disadvantage in sailing, flying, computers, only in areas where physical size and strength is an advantage. Well maybe not in sailing, being a good trimmer requires a lot of upper body endurance. In sumo, of course, women should compete against other women. I understand that "no women on the dohyo" is a tradition, but traditions do change, they are not forever.
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Well, you certainly don't live in the US , where there is no shortage of women mechanics or women chopping wood. Perhaps you live in a country where discrimination against women is rampant? Yes, women are smaller and weaker, and will never compete against men in Sumo, but the whole idea that they will befoul the dohyo merely by stepping on it seems a bit silly. Looking at your post again, I see that you agree that women shouldn't be kept off the dohyo, so I guess I'm not disagreeing with you, except for "how feminism works". As far as I know we don't have any feminists here, at least I haven't seen any.
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    Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    Has Takanoiwa said anything about having PTSD or is it just Takanohana? I think we've seen plenty of indications that Takanohanas motives are suspect. He seems to have exaggerated everything about the incident.
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    Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    PTSD from getting banged on the head with a remote control? Not only is that silly, it's an insult to military veterans who have the real thing. I'm more inclined to think that Takanohana is just making stuff up.
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    Haru jungyo 2018

    So nice to see Hakuho looking strong . I hope he doesn't re-injure a toe in the next basho, tendons and ligaments can take forever to really heal.