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Posted in: Chinese city urges those 'poisoned by extremism' to turn themselves in See in context

Who will be lovingly eliminated for their own good of course!

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Posted in: Chinese city urges those 'poisoned by extremism' to turn themselves in See in context

The Chinese Comunist Party wishes to bring their unique brand of enforced happiness and love to the whole world. Your own culture, ideas and beliefs will be suppressed for your own good of course! Anyone who does not enthusiastically support this enlightened policy must be infected with the 3 evils and is an aberrant individualist

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Posted in: Argentina says submarine missing a year found deep in Atlantic See in context

The problem is that the Argentine navy is rotting away from miss management and starved of funds due to the economic incompetence of the Kirchner government. Their only type 42 destroyer sank at its moorings due to lack of maintenance.

Given the problems the sub was having I have never seen a good reason why her Captain submerged instead of finishing what was only a transfer from base to base on the surface? At least then some of the crew might have escaped when the explosion occurred.

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Posted in: England recovers to beat Japan 35-15 at Twickenham See in context

What the article does not say is that in the first half England lacked cohesion, and their discipline was appalling, giving away penalty after penalty. After half time they went back to basics, which is what made a lot of the difference. Which in no way detracts from the fast inventive rugby the Japanese team played. They have improved vastly since I last saw them and while they rank eleventh in the world now I suspect they will soon move higher.

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Posted in: Abandoned subway station in Tokyo open to the public for a limited time See in context

Looks an attractive building.

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Posted in: Japan aims to build prototype flying cars in 2019 See in context

They are a bit behind on this, there are a number of companies across the world already developing these, from small startups to major airospace corporations.

What they propose to start with (though in an unrealistically tight time frame) is no different to a light aircraft. Where so called flying cars will offer something truly different is in the large urban environment, but the air traffic control for large numbers of small vehicles in a tight space will be a nightmare. Basically it will only work with autonomous vehicles managed by an AI traffic control system. So this is still rather a long way off.

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Posted in: Gov't panel recommends lifting age restrictions on U.S. beef See in context

With US beef a far greater concern is all the drugs and chemicals pumped in to the animals to boost growth unnaturally.

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Posted in: KDDI to use drones to search for missing hikers on Mt Fuji from next summer See in context

Logical idea and if it takes a business to get it going (and get the kudos and free advertising the initiative generates) so be it and good for them. Who ever does it this will undoubtedly save lives and I don’t see those being helped complaining! As to why the local authorities responsible for (and being paid to carry out the job) safety and rescue have not thought to introduce drones for searching I will leave up to your imagination!

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Posted in: Hagerty defends U.S. trade policies, says they are not protectionist See in context

US made cars are not popular in Europe either, they do not have a reputation for quality. They always break down or refuse to start when ever the bad guy is coming in every US film :)

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Posted in: Japan's cyber security minister admits never having used computer See in context

To manage effectively you do not need to be an expert but you do need to know enough to understand what is going on and what your subordinates are up to/telling you. Being a quick study helps.

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Posted in: Travelers can find tools to weigh safety of foreign airlines See in context

As this is a US article repeated here I think you will find JAL is a foreign airline in this context.

Agree, they need to also cover if an airlines piglets have been caught pissed in the cockpit!

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Posted in: They learn fast, and they are more focused than Japanese workers. We can depend on them. See in context

Wait for the howls of “they are taking our jobs”.

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Posted in: Japan's cyber security minister admits never having used computer See in context

I wouldn’t hire him as an under boot boy! With such a lack of intellectual curiosity (which does tend to indicate a lower intellect) and a self confessed lack of understanding of the real world since the age of 25, not to mention his inability to grasp the briefings his Civil Servants undoubtedly gave him on his new job “I don’t know the details” demonstrates his inadequacy for any job.

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Posted in: Eat it to believe it: Vegan haute cuisine at EdiTion Koji Shimomura See in context

Love all these side dishes, where is the meat main course?

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Posted in: Classic British stories get sudden burst of popularity in Japan thanks to Empress Michiko See in context

Always loved Wodehouse, silliness at its best, and brilliantly well written silliness to boot.

The Empress of Emsworth is still one of my favourite characters.

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Posted in: Japan takes S Korea to WTO over financial support for shipbuilders See in context

They are as bad as each other.

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Posted in: Japan on $18 per day; England on $32,000 per test See in context

Looks like they will get the weather they want, forecast is sunny next Saturday.

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Posted in: This is heavy: The kilogram is getting an update See in context

I still think we should have stuck with the Slug, Blob and Glug!

Yes they were real measurements :)

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Posted in: WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics See in context

A major cause of the problem is the massive misuse of antibiotics in farming in some countries, probably why USA not on list as they are a major culprit, along with all too many other countries. Patient ignorance combined with week willed doctors prescribing them for viral illnesses they are no use for is another problem which makes the suggested prescription only policies ineffective from the outset.

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Posted in: 'Ababis' and 'Star Wnrs': Knockoffs thrive in China e-commerce See in context

David Varnes, you do not want your son to be a corporate drone but you want him to grow up without any moral code, where other peoples property means nothing? It is alright to steal if convenient and go out for a family meal to celebrate?

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Posted in: Flying high: Co-pilot's breathalyzer test failure at Heathrow puts JAL into tailspin See in context

Perhaps they need to contract out the testing so it is harder to cover up for each other, especially to a non Japanese company.

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Posted in: TEPCO surveys seabed to build offshore wind farm See in context

Wind farms located in the right area can be a major addition to the energy mix. Never going to be the sole solution but is part of it.

Costs have been tumbling and as of 2017 offshore wind has been price competitive with conventional sources un Europe. Currently UK and Germany combined account for over two thirds of world installed offshore wind capacity, and UK have a large number of projects in stream as well as the largest.

Given Japan is also an island country I am amazed that they are not up there with the UK with lots of offshore wind farms rather than just beginning their development.

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Posted in: Chinese leaders struggle to dispel stock market gloom See in context

How can an investor judge either companies or the market when the fundamentals mean nothing and everything is subject to the heavy handed manipulation of the government?

Stay we’ll clear of the Chinese market, that is advice for the Chinese people as well!

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Posted in: 'Ababis' and 'Star Wnrs': Knockoffs thrive in China e-commerce See in context

The Chinese will never stop the fake products as long as it is profitable, after all there is no cost to them and they are undermining everyone else’s economy to their advantage.

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Posted in: More suspected N Korean boats found off Aomori, Hokkaido See in context

I must admit it makes me wonder given the number and proximity to land whether they came ashore either as spy’s or more likely desperately seeking to escape?

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Posted in: TEPCO plans tests to see how much melted uranium fuel has cooled in damaged reactors See in context

By that argument as Abe is measly the elected representative of the people, then you and every other tax payer is responsible! Good luck with your testing :)

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Posted in: Woman in critical condition after being stabbed on Yokohama street See in context

Cherrylyn, whether there is a back story or not is irrelevant to the unacceptable crime this person has committed. Sadly yes they can just attack randomly. As to anything else we just don’t know as yet; all any of us can do is hope for the best for the victim and hope the perpetrator is found soon.

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Posted in: Trump in Paris calls Macron's EU army proposals 'insulting' See in context

Chop chop, sadly for you like most things it is not so simplistic as that, some NATO countries are comparatively wealthy but not all, not all have “relied on” US strength and bear in mind it has been considerably to US advantage as well.

You really have to get a grasp of political reality, and ubderstand that there is a difference between EU and NATO, they are totally different organisations with different membership and to serve wholly different purposes.

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Posted in: Trump in Paris calls Macron's EU army proposals 'insulting' See in context

NATO has and continues to guarantee the peace in Europe, the EU is just a political exercise in undemocratic, central planning, that is already failing. While I have little time for the buffoon Trump, one thing he is right on and it has been said (though some what less offensively) by US presidents of all political persuasions for some time is that the major European allies have not pulled their weight in NATO. Of the major countries only the USA and UK have met their obligations. The fact that the German parliament is concerned that their armed forces are incapable of fielding even a fraction of their purported strength speaks volumes.

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Posted in: Wasteful tax spending in Japan 2nd lowest in 10 years: auditor See in context

Depends on your definition of waste!

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