Burning Bush comments

Posted in: Planning a BBQ? Not if you want to save the planet See in context

Reminds me of how the Brahmans controlled India.

The peasants were told not to eat beef (cows are sacred after all).

Meanwhile the rulers lavished on high quality meat, including beef, which contains essential Omega fatty acids and Vitamin B-complex.

The rulers were thus healthier, stronger and could think with more clarity and easily control the feeble peasants.

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Posted in: On the menu soon: lab-grown steak for eco-conscious diners See in context

Yeah, no thanks,

I'll stick with the authentic genuine thing thank you.

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Posted in: UK calls seizure of ship a hostile act; Iran releases video of capture See in context

By the same token, British Marines seizing an Iranian freighter 2 weeks ago at gunpoint is also a hostile act.

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Posted in: The ABCs of LGBT+ in Japan See in context

Which one is it?

LGBTQIA or LGBT+

Isn't lumping QIA people into a mere + category exclusionary and a violation of their human rights?

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Posted in: Trump renews attacks on Democratic congresswomen See in context

Trump 2020 is a comin.

Liberals... brace yourselves.

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Posted in: Iran says it has confiscated British tanker in Strait of Hormuz See in context

tit for tat.

fair enough.

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Posted in: Apollo 11 at 50: Celebrating first steps on another world See in context

No stars?

Must've been cloudy on the moon.

ROFL.

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Posted in: After #MeToo, U.S. women reporting less workplace harassment See in context

Oh well, what can you do except lament and just sit back and watch the marriage rate plummet even further.

In the end, women will find that this new social paradigm of banning the ability of men to pursue women will actually hurt them more than it hurts men.

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Posted in: Five years on, flight MH17 families call for justice See in context

Interesting that the Malaysian Prime Minister claims that Russian is being unfairly scapegoated here.

Is he a victim of Russian propaganda also?

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Posted in: After #MeToo, U.S. women reporting less workplace harassment See in context

It’s simply, if she likes you, it’s flirting, if she doesn’t, it’s an unwanted advance.

In this climate, any man looking for a romantic partner at the office is playing with fire.

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Posted in: Biden vs Sanders: Top 2020 contenders snipe over healthcare policy See in context

AIPAC is going to fund Biden to the hilt to make sure he wins the Democratic nomination, thus ensuring another Trump presidency.

Quite easy really.

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Posted in: U.S. kicking NATO ally Turkey out of fighter program See in context

The White House, however, said in its statement Wednesday that Turkey had plenty of chances to buy the U.S. Patriot system.

But it's a piece of crap and Turkey knows it.

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Posted in: After #MeToo, U.S. women reporting less workplace harassment See in context

Men are wisely avoiding women altogether and refraining from any and all non-professional engagements.

All the single ladies... All the single ladies...

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Posted in: LGBT community hopes election spurs gay rights debate, legislation See in context

I wonder how the world went from gayship during the Roman-era, Greek-era, Viking-era, and Nanshoku during the feudal-era of Japan

Technically true, evidence shows that prevalence of homosexuality in society is widespread in all collapsing civilizations. Whether it's causation or correlation is another matter.

The West (embracing homosexuality) is collapsing as we speak and Islam (not embracing homosexuality) is slowly taking over, as Muslim families have far stronger family bonds and bear more children and at an earlier age.

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Posted in: Old software makes new electoral systems in U.S. ripe for hacking See in context

Putin is stroking his cat in his armchair as we speak.

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Posted in: LGBT community hopes election spurs gay rights debate, legislation See in context

I think LGBT people should have the exact same rights I do.

They should be allowed to marry whomever they love, as long as that person is not under 18, of the same gender, closely related, mentally retarded or already married.

Let's apply the same rule equally to everybody.

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Posted in: Crackdown on immigrant families facing deportation in U.S. to start Sunday See in context

Interesting headline, as if ICE is going specifically after "families".

GMAB.

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Posted in: King coal rules for power utilities in Japan See in context

Tell me more about how electric cars are "zero emission"

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Posted in: China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms that sell arms to Taiwan See in context

China had its civil war and Beijing won fair and square.

Akin to Alabama refusing to accept the result of the US civil war and not accepting rule from Yankee Washington DC.

Then China starts arming Alabama, all in the name of "maintaining balance in the region"

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Posted in: U.S. deciding how to punish ally Turkey over Russian arms deal See in context

But the US also has the requisite not to sell the F-35 to them

Turkey and the US signed a contract and Turkey already paid a huge deposit.

Akin to signing a deal for a new Chevy and paying the down payment, but then Chevy says "We refuse to deliver your car because your other car is a Ford".

Turkey is a paying customer, they did nothing wrong.

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Posted in: U.S. deciding how to punish ally Turkey over Russian arms deal See in context

America please impeach or vote out this cretin in the next election.

Why is it Trump's fault that the US can't produce technology to compete the the Russians?

Trump's handling this admirably, trying to promote US interests but not letting things spiral out of control.

The US defence industry meanwhile, is in full-blown crybaby mode after not only losing out on the Turkey air defence bid but losing both a customer and a supplier for the the F35.

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Posted in: Trump pattern is create a crisis, retreat, move on See in context

It's not his job to micromanage every problem in the US. His job is to point out areas where the US is failing and delegate the task of solving those problems to the government civil service.

Problem is that most civil servants in place today were hired during the Obama and Clinton years and are woefully incompetent.

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Posted in: U.S. deciding how to punish ally Turkey over Russian arms deal See in context

Turkey obviously wants Russian technology (the S400) more than American technology (the F35).

US allies Saudi Arabia, India and Qatar and also going to make the same decision.

Go ahead, pile on the crybaby sanctions, everybody seems to be ignoring them anyway.

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Posted in: Confetti and chants of 'equal pay' greet U.S. World Cup winners See in context

So every musician who plays a bar gig should get the same pay as Taylor Swift right?

Equal pay for equal work!

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Posted in: Iran, Russia pour scorn on US moves at UN nuclear watchdog See in context

So the US wants to call a meeting to discuss a treaty that the US itself pulled out of ???????

Errr... Got it.

War with Iran is coming. I called it years ago and was scoffed at.

Yet it's coming to pass.

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Posted in: Mt Jinba: An under-the-radar hike near Mt Takao See in context

Any guesses on the deep, subliminal artistic message the sculptor was trying to convey?

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Posted in: Man arrested for beating son 'to discipline' him See in context

Funny how a society that disciplines people with death thinks it's wrong for a parent to discipline their own child with a mere slap.

Parents are going to start fearing their kids.

Kids will have power over their parents, and they're going to use it.

Buy me that new smartphone or else I'm going to hit my head on the wall and go to the koban and have you arrested.

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Posted in: Genes, yes, but obesity pandemic mostly down to diet: study See in context

The form should just say,

Genetically XX or XY.

Unchangeable and scientifically provable.

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Posted in: 'Male, female…other?' Japan form-makers consider possible LGBT discrimination in their terminology See in context

LGBT+ umbrella, 

The fact that Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgenders get their own dedicated letter in the acronym while Intersex, Questioning, Queer and Asexuals get toss into a leftover "+" is discrimination in and of itself.

Please use the currently correct form:

LGBTTQQIAAP

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Posted in: North Korea says released Australian student was spying See in context

he went to Tokyo to reunite with his Japanese wife, who he married in Pyongyang last year.

Right.

Got it.

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