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Posted in: Dams overflow as parts of Australia brace for more floods See in context

First fire and now floods.

What is next ?

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Posted in: WHO says prepare for local virus outbreaks; China slams U.S. control travel controls See in context

infected people don't show symptoms immediately and may be able to pass on the virus before they appear sick.

That is the scary part for me.

Harder to protect against something that can infect before showing symptoms.

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Posted in: Iran attacks U.S. forces in Iraq in retaliation for killing of commander See in context

U.S. officials have said Soleimani was killed because of solid intelligence indicating forces under his command planned attacks on U.S. targets in the region, although they have provided no evidence.

Sounds like something we heard before. Something about weapons of mass destruction that were never found.

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Posted in: Landslide democratic win in HK election raises pressure on city's leader See in context

She said the party rejected her offer to resign earlier on Monday

That is cause no one wanted to take her position of main China puppet.

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Posted in: Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after U.S. ban See in context

U.S. accusations the company might facilitate Chinese spying. The Trump administration is lobbying European and other allies to exclude Huawei equipment

Maybe we should also exclude USA made stuff to avoid Homeland spying on USA allies

Which country does not spy on Friends and Foe ?

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Posted in: Vietnam arrests eight in connection with UK truck deaths See in context

Why does it takes a large amount of deaths in one smuggling run before anything happens in the countries these poor victims came from.

They sought a better life and found only a slow horrible death.

where poor job prospects, encouragement by authorities, smuggling gangs and environmental disaster all contribute to the wave of migrants.

On Friday, police in Ha Tinh said they had arrested two people and summoned others for questioning on suspicion of involvement in the incident.

Any of those arrested or going to be questioned have any links to the authorities that encouraged ones to leave ?

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Posted in: Coast Guard searching for North Korean fishing boat reported to have sunk See in context

North Korean fishing boat that was reported to have sunk in the Sea of Japan.

A North Korean boat telephoned a Japanese fishing office to report that another North Korean vessel had sunk in the northern part of a rich fishing ground

Was this a false report ?

A phone call from a NK ship that would send Japanese patrols North away from the southern fishing grounds making detection less likely.

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Posted in: Boeing spacecraft astronauts see new frontier for commercial space See in context

In the early NASA years, astronauts demanded some manual controls as they did not want to be simply cargo. Who can blame them. If some thing goes wrong you want some way to take control and survive.

automated Boeing CST-100 Starliner,

There is two worrying words together.

(Boeing) knew how big it was going to be, how it was going to be powered, but they really hadn't thought a whole lot about what the inside would be and how does the crew interface with the vehicle that's designed to operate automatically,

Nothing new there.

The design "is a great compromise between keeping it minimalistic yet at the same time giving the pilot the ability to understand where am I, where do I need to be, how am I going to get there, if things go wrong how do I fix them."

Yes, How do you fix a craft that will be fully automatic ?

"It comes down to watching (the spacecraft's) behaviour," said Ferguson, who led NASA's final space shuttle mission in 2011 and spent more than 40 days in space over his career. "We just want to make sure it doesn't throw us a curve ball."

An auto system caused the fatal crashes of two aircraft and they are still (months later) trying to fix it. So far they have a PATCH.

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Posted in: Crew describe climate of fear at Cathay Pacific after Hong Kong sackings See in context

papigiulioToday 08:42 am JST

Time to boycott Cathay. Phone searches? Is that even legal?

In China it is.

Once they landed in China they had no choice but to hand over their phones.

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Posted in: Man arrested for spraying NHK fee collector with fire extinguisher See in context

I would like this question answered.

Did the NHK collector try to enter the house ?

If some one tried to enter my house i would defend myself with what was handy.

So him using a fire extinguisher to stop an intruder is no surprise.

I wonder if it was a powder extinguisher ?

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Posted in: U.S. labels China a currency manipulator; China halts U.S. farm purchases See in context

Also Monday, China's official Xinhua news agency reported that Chinese companies have stopped buying U.S. farm products - a direct shot at Trump supporters in rural America.

It is not the China government fault if companies do not want to buy import stuff.

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Posted in: Apple will face tariffs on components imported from China: Trump See in context

Trump will be happy charging USA citizens his tariffs.

Trump should have enough from his tariffs now to pay for his wall.

What is he doing with all of the income from his tariffs ?

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Posted in: China accuses FedEx of 'holding up' Huawei parcels See in context

China has hit back by announcing it would create its own blacklist of "unreliable" companies and individuals

Would Boeing come under that list with its current problem aircraft ?

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic construction race raises worker safety questions See in context

They should increase the gap between picking the country and when the olympics are held there. Then there would be more time and less rush.

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Posted in: 2 Australians arrested, paraded before media in Bali over cocaine possession See in context

Risking death (you can never know how safe the drug is that you are smoking/injecting) in less harsh sentencing countries is bad enough without going to one where you risk the death penalty.

Using or dealing with drugs in those countries with such harsh sentences is totally stupid thing to do.

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Posted in: U.S. says Navy ship destroyed Iranian drone in Gulf See in context

So far Iran is winning the cost war.

Cost to Iran. "using off-the-shelf, commercially available drones"

Drone and missile to shot down USA drone $ 1,000,000 ?

Cost to USA ?

one of the US military's most advanced drones — it costs more than an F-35 stealth fighter

US drone shot out of sky by Iran cost $123 million

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Posted in: American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations for fourth time See in context

Boeing hopes a software upgrade and new pilot training will add layers of protection to prevent erroneous data from triggering a system called MCAS, which was activated in both the planes before they crashed.

That is not very reassuring.

How much time did the pilots have before the two crashes ?

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Posted in: 7-Eleven mobile payment users lose ¥55 million by unauthorized access See in context

Police arrested two Chinese men on Thursday in connection with the problem, investigative sources said. They are suspected of illegally using the ID and password of a customer

About 1.5 million users have registered for the payment app.

possibly some 900 customers using its mobile payment service have lost a total of 55 million yen ($510,000) due to unauthorized access to their accounts.

What was the maker of the phones of the 900 who lost money ?

Was it Huawei ?

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Posted in: China and Britain wage war of words over Hong Kong See in context

Hunt called on Beijing not to use the protests as a "pretext for repressions" and warned of "serious consequences" if China breaches the commitments it made to London decades ago under the terms of the handover.

The moment HK was handed over their fate was sealed.

The UK can do nothing to change that.

"I tell them: hands off Hong Kong and show respect," Liu said

Respect is earned, NOT given.

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Posted in: Kim-Trump border meeting: History or just a photo-op? See in context

Did he meet Kim Jong Un or one of his doubles ?

After all, would trump even notice the difference ?

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for allegedly abducting, confining female student in his car See in context

When police smashed the window, Uchida, who was in possession of a knife, stabbed himself several times in the abdomen.

At lest she was not stabbed on top of what happened to her.

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Posted in: 'Sitting cat pose' bags get cuter as you pack them full See in context


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Posted in: Iran's Revolutionary Guard shoots down U.S. drone See in context

trying to pressure Europe for new terms to the 2015 deal.

Iran pressure can not match the pressure Trump has as trade over rules common sence and preventing the possibility of war.

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Posted in: Rise of delivery drones has cities asking who owns airspace See in context

Why not have the drones follow the roads and deliver to the front door ?

There by avoiding flying over private land.

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Posted in: U.S. to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, citing concerns over Iran See in context

Iran said on Monday it would soon breach limits on how much enriched uranium it can stockpile under the deal, which a White House National Security Council spokesman said amounted to "nuclear blackmail."

The 2015 accord, which Iran and the other signatories have maintained following Trump's decision, caps Iran's stock of low-enriched uranium at 300 kg enriched to 3.67 percent.

But Iran's Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Monday: "We have quadrupled the rate of enrichment (of uranium) and even increased it more recently, so that in 10 days it will bypass the 300 kg limit."

"Iran's reserves are every day increasing at a more rapid rate," he told state TV, adding that "the move will be reversed once other parties fulfil their commitments."

How have the other signatories maintained it ?

Donny pulled the USA out of the deal and threatened any country or company that deals with Iran, punitive punishment.

Iran was going with the deal, but the other signatories are doing nothing but sitting by as Iran economy is hit by USA sanctions

The companies from the other signatories countries have cancelled or unable to do deals with Iran due to Trumps threats.

Unless the other signatories stop being bullied by Trump and do what they agreed to in the deal, Trump will win and peace in the middle east will move further towards a possible war.

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Posted in: Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show See in context

United States has threatened to cancel Turkey's participation in the Lockheed F-35 fighter jet program over Ankara's purchase of a Russian radar system

For a NATO country that is a stupid thing to do.

If Russia went to war with NATO Turkey radar system would be easy to block.

Now if Turkey is thinking of going over to the Russian side, then this could be the first step in that process.

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Posted in: 2 tankers with Japan-related cargo attacked in Strait of Hormuz as Abe visits Iran See in context

gokai_wo_manekuJune 13 10:28 pm JST

Ships carrying stuff for Japan while Abe is in the area (Iran). Who is trying to tell us what?

kurisupisuJune 13 11:32 pm JST

Why would Iran seek to embarrass Abe’s visit by attacking Japanese owned tankers?

The only ones to profit from such attacks would be those who hate Iran.

Sh1mon M4sadaJune 13 10:54 pm JST

LOL at all the conspiracy theorists here. If the Saudis was involved, they could have done it while it's still at their port.

It is possible that explosives were placed on the ships in the port and detonated while they were in the straights.

The ones who caused the explosions will not admit their involvement and anything else is speculation without confirmable evidence.

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Posted in: Do you consider dress codes forcing women to wear high heels at work power harassment? See in context

How many wear high heels before they start a job the forces them to wear them ?

Just because they are female does not mean they wore them before.

as said above high heels do cause damage to the feet, legs and back.

mu-daJune 12 08:14 am JST

High heels cause lower back, hip, knee and achilles tendon issues.

Any who suffer injuries at work because they have to wear them should sue their employer for industrial related injuries as high heels are part of the dress code.

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Posted in: Abe heads to Tehran to try and ease Iran-U.S. tensions See in context

A government official said Abe will not be in Tehran to "mediate between Iran and the U.S." and that "easing tensions" was the prime purpose.

While trump is in office there can be no mediation as he will not listen to anything but what he wants to hear.

While Trump is in office, the easing of tensions will be a useless purpose. He will not listen.

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Posted in: Packed in See in context

When i was last in Japan, it was a nightmare for me when it rained.

All of those umbrellas rib points at my eye level.

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