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Posted in: Swimming coach arrested for molesting young girl See in context

In scouts it's always two scouts together, minimum. There should be no situation where an adult is alone one on one with a kid. It's the best way to avoid the problem.

Hope the girls recover from the trauma.

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Posted in: Coffin test See in context

Weddings and funerals cost too much the world over. But you can still be frugal and have a nice event. Unless you're guest of honor at a funeral. Then it won't matter much.

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Posted in: New York subpoenas ex-Trump attorney Cohen in Trump Foundation probe See in context

While I think the press is gloating a bit prematurely what Cohen knows, even if it has nothing to do with Russia, could give Trump some real problems. Cohen was thrown under the bus and it looks like he's going to have his pound of flesh too.

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Posted in: Abe, Trump discuss Korean Peninsula's denuclearization in phone talks See in context

Trump and Abe can discuss all they want but Kim isn't going to budge and that's the bottom line.

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Posted in: Russia says Taliban plan to attend Afghan talks in Moscow See in context

Well, the US wouldn't have rode in where the Brits and Russians failed except for the 9/11 terrorist attacks that were trained for in Aghanistan. But you can't convince Taliban that they're wrong. Bunch of nut jobs bent on killing.

Of course which splinter of the Taliban will show up in Russia? It's not like they're a unified leadership.

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Posted in: Governments around the world are asking Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Google to deal with issues, such as what to do about people who use their platforms to meddle in elections or spread lies, paranoia, bigotry and hate speech? Do you think it is possible for them to “tame the monsters they have created?” See in context

It's going to be very difficult to censor, say, the Russians, without censoring people who have odd, or even crackpot, opinions. Free speech applies to all citizens. Even the loons. Still have to keep the foreign powers out but they've been trying to get in since the War of Spanish Succession, at least.

The thought that major communication platforms might be treated as utilities is interesting. But I don't have much faith in the politician's ability to implement it.

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Posted in: Japan eyes economic aid to N Korea in policy overhaul See in context

I can't see any easing of sanctions until NK gets serious about denuclearization. The abductee issue can wait a bit but it's by no means settled until all are accounted for.

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Posted in: 14-year-old boy arrested for attempted murder of newspaper delivery woman See in context

I don't think the family can pay the victim enough for this kind of crime. Mentally ill? Probably, or trying to pretend.

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Posted in: More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search See in context

The google leadership has become crass. They'll do what evil they want to line their own pockets.

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Posted in: French woman missing in eastern Japan See in context

Wow, it would seem we're hearing about this late. Hope she's found but this story needs more information.

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Posted in: Asian diplomats press N Korea to deliver on anti-nuke vows See in context

Good luck with that, NK just wants sanctions loosened without giving up anything.

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Posted in: Googlers bristle at censoring search for China: report See in context

Have to agree with SDF in a way. Google gives you what they think you need and want. Other information goes down the list. They also tout their own products over their own products and services over the competition; the EU has shown that; although the EUs weak response is laughable. As long as google gets away with it they'll continue to be evil.

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Posted in: 1-year-old girl dies from heatstroke after being left in car See in context

CrazyJoe is right, it's possible. Still extremely stupid. A child isn't exactly a cell phone in terms of importance. Imprisonment? Well, they won't breed again. Still, I have to wonder if the horror of having your child die this way isn't punishment enough. It would be for normal people. If this had happened to any of the posters here we'd be basket cases. So I give Stranger a +1 too.

I wonder if car seats could be set up with an alarm. It would seem the tech was available. Weight in the car seat, car is turned off, one of those annoying GPS voices starts in "child in car, child in car." Why not?

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Posted in: Iran's currency crisis triggers corruption crackdown See in context

How can there be corruption in the Islamic paradise of Khomeini? I thought all the good men would be pious and honest.

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Posted in: N Korea criticizes Japan's missile shield plans See in context

Of course Japan is going to build missile defenses. And the Chinese and NK won't like it. Too bad.

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Posted in: Apple Watch, FitBit could feel cost of U.S. tariffs See in context

Free trade with China was going to open the doors to democracy, actual access to Chinese markets, a mature new world leader. What did we get? Abused Chinese employees, intellectual property theft, closed markets, fortified islands in the South China Sea, saber rattling and North Korea. Some bargain. The tariffs are justified. We don't need a repeat of the beginning of the last century with China replacing Germany (and later Japan).

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Posted in: Tesla seeking cash from suppliers See in context

I'd agree, Tesla isn't going to make a profit this year either. They are just bleeding money.

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Posted in: While making nice with U.S. and S Korea, North Korea slams Japan See in context

The third fatty has to have somebody to be angry with or the population won't know what to do. Japan is the perfect target.

I can't wait to see the pudgy un dye his hair rusty blonde, or whatever that is.

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Posted in: Trump on Putin meeting: It wasn't all rosy See in context

Putin is repugnant. You don't have need intelligence agencies to see what Putin is doing in Ukraine. The new nukes that Putin likes to boast about. The USA doesn't need detente with Russia, they need somebody who can tell Putin where to get off.

Oh, if Trump thinks it wasn't all rosy it's probably because FSB agents held him down for a spanking for not being better at sucking......up.

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Posted in: Japan lifts ban on Canadian wheat imports See in context

Best to cozy up with the allies as the US has become less and less reliable.

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Posted in: Diet OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts See in context

Meh. Casinos provide low paying jobs and are pretty much a waste of time. I don't see the draw and I could care less. I don't think it's going to do anybody any good.

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Posted in: Man gets 23 years in prison for killing Chinese sisters See in context

23 years? Only that? Life would have been appropriate.

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Posted in: Abe says auto tariffs will cost U.S. jobs, harm economy See in context

You could justify tariffs on China and Russia but while Trump plays kissy kissy with a dictator he's going to give problems to allies. A bull in a china shop. Just love to wreck things. I don't think there's a coherent strategy. Trump thinks with his thumbs.

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Posted in: Japan's growing plutonium stockpile fuels fears See in context

Unfortunately given recent foreign policies it's possible that Japan would have to have the ability to join the nuclear club so they don't have to rely on an umbrella with holes in it.

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Posted in: In flood-ravaged Mabi, delays, lack of awareness magnified death toll See in context

Smart move Alex. Need to check for what's permitted in neighboring properties. But what's happening with the delays in getting people out of the flood zones should be investigated and fixed, Kaizen the problem.

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Posted in: Japan, EU sign massive trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs See in context

It's a good deal. It helps insulate Japan from China as well. This is the way to go.

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Posted in: U.S. intelligence chief stands by assessment of Russian meddling See in context

I would side with the intelligence community at this point.

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Posted in: Do you think that in the future there will be flying cars? See in context

But I doubt I'll be able to afford one outright. Maybe ride sharing apps for autonomous cars?

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Posted in: Fierce heatwave hampers flood recovery efforts See in context

no cucas, white is better in the sun. Something sweat wicking. Something that protects the neck and head from sun. But cut and abrasion protection are mandatory. Sturdy boots, 20cm tall. Working in this kind of heat is misery. I hate being in substations in summer heat. But that's what's necessary.

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Posted in: Death toll reaches 195; more than 60 still missing in flood-hit areas See in context

With the death toll at 176 and rising you wish some more people had been as lucky as the horse.

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