JohnThac comments

Posted in: Is Taiwan a country or not? See in context

One needs to back further than 1949. When ww2 ended, the Japanese 'protectorate' of Formosa was given the China - Nationalist China. When they lost out to the Comunists on the mainland, the Nationalists invaded Formosa, against the wishes of the population, to set up the current pupet state.

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Posted in: Family of missing Connecticut woman suspends search in Japan after almost two months See in context

I've walked the Kumano Kodo alone on severall occasions, and it is so well marked one would have to try very hard to get lost.

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Posted in: U.S. weighs the grim math of death vs the economy See in context

False choices and even if they aren't they are morally wrong. During WW2 the UK moved from being a creditor nation to a debtor nation. Should she have said bugger the Poles, bugger the Jews, declaring war will cost will us money?

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