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Posted in: Philippine president regrets 'son of a bitch' remark referring to Obama See in context

I suspect divestment from the Philippines may be in the horizon.

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Posted in: Chinese media call for territorial challengers to be made to pay an 'unaffordable price' See in context

@Jeff Huffman

Both Vietnam and China are communist states.

Yes, China and Vietnam's economies are based on State Capitalism economic model - but that change the fact

that both countries are ruled by a single party that use Marxist ideology as a guiding principle to govern.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_capitalism#Current_forms_in_21st_century

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Posted in: Chinese media call for territorial challengers to be made to pay an 'unaffordable price' See in context

@Kenny76 @LeChatBotte

While I share your optimism for a free/democratic Vietnam in the future, I disagree with your assessment on the current state of Vietnam. According to the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom published by The Heritage Foundation

Vietnam is ranked 147 behind China at 137.

http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking

http://www.heritage.org/index/country/vietnam

@OssanAmerica

No not really. The problem is not whether a country is "communist" or not.

It's a matter of semantics, Red Russia & Red China - meant communism during the 80's. Still, I do share your view that China and Vietnam should should resolve this dispute diplomatically and in accordance to the rule of law.

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Posted in: Boko Haram demands release of fighters for abducted girls See in context

@WilliB

Not in THEIR eyes, no. It depends on the perspective. And unless we understand the underlying ideology, we can never address the problem.

Frankly speaking, I could care less about their "ideology" or "perspective."

Kidnapping and trafficking little girls for the purposes making a political statement, or selling them in to slavery is just too outrageous and senseless.

These monsters are not human - but filthy animals.

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Posted in: Chinese media call for territorial challengers to be made to pay an 'unaffordable price' See in context

Regarding the picture for the article -

The woman in the white dress is holding up a sign that reads "STOP RED CHINA BULLYING IN VIET NAM SEAS."

Does anybody else find that statement ironic considering that Vietnam is also a communist nation?

Just saying.....

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Posted in: Boko Haram demands release of fighters for abducted girls See in context

Hey BOZO Haram, go do humanity a favor and just go away!

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Posted in: Hundreds of Chinese families seek wartime compensation from Japan See in context

I guess we won't be seeing a ABE / XI summit anytime soon.

What a shame.

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Posted in: Which do you think is best: iPhone or Android? See in context

Between my wife and I, we have all three types of phone, the following is just my humble opinion.

Windows Phone - Pros: Super easy to use and navigate. The "Live Tiles" features are pretty cool Cons: App availability is lacking compared to the Apple and Android.

Android - Pros: Widgets. Able to personalize/customize the layout and the phone. Many brands and price points. Cons: Widgets. Android users' experiences will differ depending on the hardware and brand of the phone

Apple iphone - Pros: Status symbol Cons: Status symbol

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Posted in: Specter of racism still haunts U.S. sports See in context

Racism in American society and sports only applies to Black and Latinos.

While racial comments and discriminatory practices against Asian Americans, on the other hand, is acceptable.

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Posted in: Why is anti-Japanese sentiment remaining from the World War II era almost non-existent in countries like Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia, unlike in China and South Korea? See in context

@OssanAmerica

You are right, many Koreans were apart of IJA.

Thank you for sharing your the link.

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Posted in: Japan delegation arrives in Beijing to mend ties with China See in context

Good.

All this tense in NE Asia is not good for anyone - ESPECIALLY FOR BUSINESS.

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Posted in: Why is anti-Japanese sentiment remaining from the World War II era almost non-existent in countries like Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia, unlike in China and South Korea? See in context

The brunt of Japanese Imperial Army aggression, which killed 20 million - 30 million Asians, sexually enslaved 200,000 girls, forced millions into slave labor, were mainly felt by China and Korea.

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Posted in: Widow of dementia patient killed by train ordered to pay damages to JR See in context

WOW -- JUST HEARTLESS PLAIN AND SIMPLE!

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Posted in: Abe, Merkel say G7 won't waver on further Russian sanctions See in context

PUTIN is using RUSSIAN ENERGY as a means of discouraging EU leaders on imposing tougher sanctions.

The North Americans, especially Canada, is building up their energy capacity.

I say, impose sanctions on Russian energy & banking and create a FRAMEWORK TO EFFICIENTLY INCREASE ENERGY IMPORTS FROM THE NORTH AMERICANS and INVEST IN GREEN ENERGY.

The Russian Economy will fall and the RUBLE WILL BE TOILET PAPER.

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Posted in: Abe, Cameron urge Russia to solve crisis in Ukraine See in context

The Europeans need to grow a pair and impose sanctions on RUSSIAN ENERGY & BANKING. Putin and Russian Economy will come tumbling down like a house of cards.

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Posted in: Obama vigorously defends foreign policy record See in context

NON-Americans criticizing the lack of US Military power is a joke!

After a decade of war zones, American GI's are coming back home wounded, both physically and mentally. It's time to bring the GIs home.

Even after the war is over, the American Taxpayer are left with bill of executing the war and rebuilding the war torn areas. Obama is right to be prudent with the use of American military.

With regards to Ukraine, blame the European! Everybody knows the Russian energy exports is their bread basket. But the EU is gun shy about imposing sanctions on the Russian energy sector. Don't blame the Americans for the feeble European reaction.

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Posted in: Marchers in Ikebukuro fete Hitler's 125th birthday anniversary See in context

There is a big difference between FREEDOM OF SPEECH and HATE SPEECH!

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Posted in: Justin Bieber says sorry after visiting Yasukuni shrine See in context

FadamorAPR. 24, 2014 - 12:52AM JST

You make a very good point, I misspoke. Though I believe, Bieber is facing drug charges in Canada.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/21/politics/bieber-deportation/

Bieber should still be deported.

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Posted in: Justin Bieber says sorry after visiting Yasukuni shrine See in context

Bieber is NOT A US CITIZEN nor does he hold Permanent Resident status in the US - but only hold a VISA.

On Bieber's flight back to the US, I hope that the TSA doesn't LET HIM PASS CUSTOMS AND TOUCH US SOIL until he clear up his drug, racing, and assault charges.

If he is convicted on any of the charges, the homeland security should NEVER allow him to enter the US.

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Posted in: Asia tensions simmer as Obama set to arrive in Tokyo See in context

Good article

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Posted in: U.S. embroiled in Japan-Korea disputes over history See in context

CH3CHO

I can assure you that there is absolutely no racial tension between Japanese Americans & Korean Americans. In fact the Asian American community as a whole gets along extremely well. As the article mentioned, inter ethnic relationships/marriages among Asian Americans are very common.

It's my understanding that most Japanese Americans, especially in Asian American enclaves in Southern California, bay area, & the tri state know the history of comfort women and sympathize with their plight.

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Posted in: U.S. embroiled in Japan-Korea disputes over history See in context

As an American -

I'm super glad that the elected officials sided with their constituents instead of bowing to economic threats from Japan Inc.

IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE US - I strongly suggest that you get in touch with your Japanese American cousins.

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan, U.S. leaders to meet at The Hague: Nikkei See in context

I hope that the summit leads to a warmer relationship in between Japan and Korea.

To all the haters - Wait and see how the summit plays out before you start spewing hate.

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Posted in: Japan to impose sanctions against Russia over Crimea See in context

I do not like Abe BUT I applaud his decision action in support of the US and the EU position.

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Posted in: S Korea expresses relief over Abe's comments on Japan war apologies See in context

GOOD!

All the bickering and tension in NE Asia is getting out of hand.

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Posted in: Confused Japanese tourists trigger highway pursuit in Utah See in context

I feel bad for the tourist and her family. The event must have been traumatizing.

I hope they understand the aggressive actions of the Hwy Patrol officers.

The officers probably assumed that the driver was drunk or in the process of a crime as she was driving erratically at 1 am.

I hope that rest of her family trip is stress free.

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Posted in: Confused Japanese tourists trigger highway pursuit in Utah See in context

@mmwkdw

Flashing lights in my rear view mirror, and if in doubt, to put the pedal to the floor and get to the nearest law enforcement station

When driving in the US, I would seriously recommend that you pull over when you see flashing lights in your rear view mirror.

If in doubt I recommend you SLOW DOWN AND PUT ON YOUR HAZARD LIGHTS and drive to a well-lite area like a gas station.

Putting "the pedal to the floor" when flashing lights are behind you is NOT a good idea.

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Posted in: 265 copies of Anne Frank's diary vandalized in Tokyo libraries See in context

Very disturbing story

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Posted in: Shimane stages annual rally over disputed islands with S Korea See in context

Dokdo is Korean territory.

The Korean flag waves over Dokdo not the Japanese flag.

If Abe and his right winged cronies don't like it, they should do something about it otherwise -- QUIT YOUR WHINING!

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Posted in: Moody's cuts Sony's credit rating to junk See in context

Sony used to be the premium brand in electronics during the 80's through the mid 90's now only to be replaced by brands like Samsung, LG and Apple.

WOW How the mighty has fallen!

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