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Posted in: 12 dead in Ukrainian Black Sea chopper crash See in context

Have they started blaming Putin, Yet? You know someone in Ukraine will.

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Posted in: All-you-can-drink whisky cocktails for Y100 at seafood restaurant with branches in Tokyo See in context

One thing they fail to mention in this article is that the reservation period ended on on the 16th. Hope you got yours in.

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Posted in: Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to U.S. See in context

@FizzBit

Hehe, three zabutons for you.

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Posted in: Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to U.S. See in context

I'm just an individual and don't get paid to use my employer's sources to post their dis- and misinformation.

Can I trust this?

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Posted in: Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to U.S. See in context

So Assad was supposed to let the U.S., Turkey and the head choppers from Saudi and Qatar overthrow Syria and put into power other wicked people who would create a blood bath for anyone not Sunni?

You're known by the company you keep...".

So that would make Hillary a very bad person, too?

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Posted in: N Korea ready for war if Trump wants it, official says See in context

This whole mess could have easily been avoided a couple of years ago during the Obama administration. N.K. has repeatedly offered to suspend their nuke and missile testing program if the U.S. would only stop conducting their massive war games with S.K. every year.

So why wouldn't the U.S. do this? The empire deliberately wants to maintain a high level of tension on the Korean peninsula to justify its forces in S.K. and Japan, and provide for a flimsy excuse to deploy the THAAD system, with its 2,000 km range X-band radar, to spy on China

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Posted in: Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to U.S. See in context

Breaking news: The U.S. just bombed an ISIS chemical weapons warehouse near Deir Ezzor, releasing a toxic cloud that has killed many.

But it's the U.S., the the western media will barely mention it.

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Posted in: Japan to introduce English road signs ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

This will be worth a laugh.

Turn light, turn reft.

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Posted in: Miyazaki mangoes sell for record Y400,000 at year's first auction See in context

You figure a decent beer in Japan, take Yona Yona, costs 260 a can. That one mango is worth 1,538 cans of beer. Hmmmmmmm.

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Posted in: Japan disappointed with Security Council failure to agree on Syria See in context

"then go ahead and do it"

Can't agree with this, but I do with the rest of what you said. We've all seen the debacles that result when the U.S. "goes ahead and does it."

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Posted in: Japan disappointed with Security Council failure to agree on Syria See in context

"Except the analysis of a RUSSIAN defence and military analyst and a former Syrian government adviser..."

Sorry, I don't quite understand your English.

The expert in question is:

Theodore Postol is Professor of Science, Technology and National Security Policy in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT. He did his undergraduate work in physics and his graduate work in nuclear engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Postol joined the staff of Argonne National Laboratory, where he studied the microscopic dynamics and structure of liquids and disordered solids using neutron, x-ray and light scattering, along with computer molecular dynamics techniques. Subsequently he went to the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment to study methods of basing the MX Missile, and later worked as a scientific adviser to the Chief of Naval Operations. After leaving the Pentagon, Dr. Postol helped to build a program at Stanford University to train mid-career scientists to study developments in weapons technology of relevance to defense and arms control policy. In 1990 Dr. Postol was awarded the Leo Szilard Prize from the American Physical Society. In 1995 he received the Hilliard Roderick Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and in 2001 he received the Norbert Wiener Award from Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility for uncovering numerous and important false claims about missile defenses.

http://sts-program.mit.edu/people/emeriti-faculty/theodore-postol/

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Posted in: Japan disappointed with Security Council failure to agree on Syria See in context

"absolutely no evidence that this attack was the result of a munition being dropped from an aircraft"

http://imgur.com/a/W4zQx

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Posted in: Japan disappointed with Security Council failure to agree on Syria See in context

It's becoming increasingly obvious that Assad government didn't launch any chemical attack against the Al-Qaeda terrorists, therefore, Russia was the only voice of sanity on the SC in vetoing the ridiculous resolution. Let's have a thorough, independent investigation into the attack and see what conclusions are arrived at before any resolutions are passed condemning whatever party carried the attack out. Jeez, talk about putting the cart before the horse.

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Posted in: Tillerson arrives in Moscow to push Putin on Syria See in context

The way you describe it, parts of any country (artificial lines drawn by someone on a map) never have the right to secede under international law. The U.S. itself was formed in violation of international law, or the dissolution of Yugoslavia was illegal (again, the hand of the U.S. was involved)--or even that of the USSR. Crimea wasn't really supposed to be part of an independent Ukraine anyway and the people made the wise choice to rejoin Russia for the safety of the people and their culture. It was absolutely nothing like your silly Hitler analogy.

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Posted in: Tillerson arrives in Moscow to push Putin on Syria See in context

"Russia's invasion of Crimea was the most illegal and outrageous violation of international sovereignty we've seen since Hitler annexed Poland in 1939."

Russia didn't invade Crimea. The troops that were already there secured Crimea from an illegal coup of the central Ukraine govt., started by the U.S. Crimea--historically part of Russia--voted almost 97% to return to Russia. Comparing this to Hitler's annexation of Poland is absurd and shows you have a precarious grip on history. The Russians of the Crimea made the right decision, as Ukraine has gone down the toilet. The Kerch Strait Bridge will be opened next year, with the rail link to be opened the following year. The poor people across the border in Ukraine will watch as the Crimea thrives economically in the years to come.

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Posted in: Global reaction mixed after U.S. attacks Syrian gov't base with cruise missiles See in context

So ...

"The US missiles destroyed a training facility, a material storage depot, a canteen, six MiG-23 aircraft in repair hangars and a radar station. Meanwhile, the airbase’s runway, taxiways and aircraft on the parking apron remained undamaged"

Cost:

$14,750,000

A great victory for small-hands Trump.

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Posted in: Global reaction mixed after U.S. attacks Syrian gov't base with cruise missiles See in context

@viking68

It's amazing just how many times folks like you can be duped into war. I bet you bought Powell's "evidence" at the U.N. hook, line, and sinker, too. Or more recently in Syria in what was another supposed gas attack by Assad. But further investigation (the kind that takes more than 48 hours) revealed:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1006045/possible-implications-of-bad-intelligence.pdf

Thus, I say "Impetuous."

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Posted in: Global reaction mixed after U.S. attacks Syrian gov't base with cruise missiles See in context

The sheer impetuousness of this attack makes it truly frightening. If there were any doubt left that Trump was unfit for the presidency, this ought to take care of that in spades.

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Posted in: Trump condemns Syria chemical attack but won't say what action U.S. will take See in context

So let me see if I got this right: the Syrian government is making major gains against the rebel/Al-Qaeda terrorist groups and has ISIS on the run, and the U.S. had changed its policy of removing Assad...and so it decides that it's time to do something that will bring world condemnation and jeopardize its advantage. Hmmm, I'm just not buying it. And remember that last time the Western media rushed to blame Assad for a chemical attack, it turned out that--after a proper investigation--it was the Turks who had supplied the chemical bomb making materials to the terrorists to use and create a false flag event to try and push Obama into declaring a no-fly zone.

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Posted in: London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage See in context

Was this lone wolf or terrorism? I can never remember. If the perpetrator has a "normal" last name, then it's "lone wolf," right? Funny last name equals "terrorism."

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Posted in: Russia, Turkey, Iran must hold talks to stop Syria violence: U.N. See in context

Anything from the U.N. on Yemen and Iraq?

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Posted in: Woman in wheelchair killed after falling onto tracks in front of train See in context

I wonder if her "others" were drunk.

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Posted in: Puerto Rico edges Netherlands 4-3 in 11 to reach WBC final See in context

"whereas Japan is for the national pride of winning and priding themselves as the real world champions and best baseball nation on planet earth."

Yeah, not this year. Hehhehehe.

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Posted in: Truck driver gets 3 years in prison for killing 9-year-old boy while playing Pokemon Go See in context

Boy, there are a lot of folks here I wouldn't want to see on a jury.

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Posted in: Syrian army advance opens new link to Kurdish areas See in context

With this deft maneuver, the Syrian Army blocks Turkey from further illegal encroachment into Syria.

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Posted in: Japan's first Premium Friday shows mixed results See in context

A lot of the complaints boil down to: "Someone is getting something that I'm not getting, so let's have everyone not get anything at all."

I'm all for "pure fura." Less work=good! Although, I didn't go out and spend anything.

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Posted in: Asian Olympic leader backs Sapporo for 2026 Winter Games bid See in context

Hmmm, Sapporo Games 2026...well, first things first: whom do we bribe and how much do they want.

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Posted in: 'La La Land' has Hollywood singing a different tune on musicals See in context

LLL is the quintessential definition of mediocre. It took me three tries just to get through the movie. Underwhelming performances, underwhelming characters and underwhelming music--the triple crown. I love musicals, but this was a disappointment. The problem is, the competition this year isn't all that great, so expect LLL to grab a few Oscars.

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