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  1. Marcus33

    The English commentators- views

    Simultaneous (human) translators can be very good, although I suppose finding one that is conversant in Sumo might be a bridge too far.
  2. Marcus33

    The English commentators- views

    It would be wonderful if we could get all that in English, I just don't see myself learning Japanese anytime soon. Perhaps the Japanese feed with subtitles? It doesn't seem that insurmountable.
  3. Marcus33

    The English commentators- views

    I do enjoy the commentators, and I understand that they have to allow for new fans, but do they have to assume that new fans will arrive not only every match, but multiple times within the match, so that the most basic of terms have to be explained over and over and over? Give the new fans some credit and assume that explaining the terms once per day will be enough. All that time repeating themselves could be spent sharing their insight and anecdotes.
  4. Marcus33

    Corona and sumo

    What is the situation in Japan regarding vaccines? I'm assuming the rikishi won't have access before the January basho, but perhaps March?
  5. I like Takakeisho, but I have a hard time seeing him as a good yokozuna. He is too much of a one trick pony, he'll never be good on the belt with those short arms.
  6. I do wonder if Takakeisho has, in the back of his mind, an idea that perhaps it is not such a good idea to attain Yokozuna at this time. Sure, he gets the glory now, bot loses the option to drop down the ranks and come back later.
  7. Marcus33

    60th Yokozuna Futahaguro passes away

    Is it known if he was diabetic? That would explain the CKD. Does anyone know why he wasn't able to get a kidney transplant?
  8. Marcus33

    Hakuho Injures Arm Haru Basho 2019

    Oh good, sorry I posted before reading this. He can deal with a torn muscle.
  9. Marcus33

    Hakuho Injures Arm Haru Basho 2019

    IIRC, Kise had a tendon that was mostly detached, a very serious injury. Such a pity he didn't have the surgery.
  10. Marcus33

    Hakuho Injures Arm Haru Basho 2019

    The big question in my mind is if Hakuho sprained/tore a bicep or injured a tendon/ligament. If it is only a muscle injury, we have every reason to expect him back next basho. Edit: Or perhaps he will skip one. A muscle tear can heal in 2 months , but perhaps not to the point where he will want to fight with it.
  11. Marcus33

    foreigners?

    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.
  12. Marcus33

    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?
  13. Marcus33

    foreigners?

    http://www.expatyourself.com/2013/04/330-days-outside-the-us/ "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.
  14. Marcus33

    foreigners?

    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.