It seems that a military response from the US will be required. An endless amount of talk and sanctions simply have not worked. At some point one has to 'say' No! If there was any other way to stop him, that would be preferred, but I think he has shown everyone that he will continue provocative actions until more 'serious' actions are taken against him. When you know you are confronted by evil, you must be rid of it. Most of us do not want violence, but sometimes the circumstances give us no choice. I know that military action is very serious and will have serious consequences - but I don't wish to give a free pass to NK to continue their current ways.
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The statement - Trump is a standing affront to the ideals and practices of democratic statehood, which have had the adherence, more or less, of liberals, conservatives and social democrats in the post-war West. - is simply wrong.
Liberals are not seeking anything close to democracy - they are seeking power only - their way or no way.
Freedom is simply not a key concept to them currently - it used to be, 50 years ago, when I was a liberal in college.
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He's a good human being and deserves all the positive statements people have made about him. Perhaps his parents also deserve some accolades for helping to bring up such a fine young man. I'm sure his greatest pleasure will come from knowing he has really helped someone in need. Well done!
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It's curious that Reuters chose a rather negative photo of Trump, considering they probably had hundreds to choose from.
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YankeeX - Your point is right on the mark. What a sad thing to read about coming out of Japan.
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A hit piece without any facts. 'Smoking gun' makes for a nice headline but fails the fact test. I understand that people don't like Trump's personality and or his demeanor, but he won the election - so get over it - please.
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It's always about votes - and the ruling party doesn't see any, or much, negative effect from the current situation - so why change it?
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I really wish that a story could reflect the whole of what was said, not just the part that makes for a sensational headline. Nobody doubts he never should have said what he did, but we don't need to be told that he said something that he did not say - by simply grabbing a subset of his speech and reporting on that.
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Yuki-san - I hope to see you at Okura this summer. Well done!
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I agree with yankinhokkaido (from another yank in hokkaido). This AP piece was just another MSM hit piece. So much for 'news' reporting.
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This article appears more like an advertisement than a report. How efficient are the panels compared to before? How many years of energy savings will it take before the cost 'break-even point' is reached? Bottom line - they've made improvements to some degree but are they worth purchasing?
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I disagree that the media is struggling to find a balanced approach to reporting on Trump. MSM is obviously just trying to bring him down. Criticism is healthy, criticism is always needed - but 97% criticism ( or so ) is not balanced.
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What would be 'cool' is if they came up with another name for 'cool Japan'. There is so much beauty in Japan, surely someone can come up with a better description than 'cool'.
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The sentence - 'Another area of brain exploration involves a technology that can remotely activate or fire neurons from a distance using radio waves or magnetic fields' - all I can say is "WOW" - I imagine the Generals of all countries are salivating at having such a tool.
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American women are generally fat compared to the Japanese or most other Asians.
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@kohakuebisu: distorted worldview by - ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, WAPO, NYT - you forgot to mention those - I wonder why?
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Trump will win this fight, just like he won the nomination.
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Simply a sad sad story.
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Having your own espresso machine is fine, but even more important is having an excellent burr grinder so you can grind the beans just before brewing. Too bad they're so expensive. I think Seattle has to be one of the best places for coffee, and I don't just mean Starbucks, Tullys or Seattles Best Coffee. There are hundreds of coffee places in the city - naturally all smoke free.
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When folks talk about Trump and human rights, it seems to me they are being extremely naive in saying let them all in regardless of the fact that there is no proof as to who they really are. Extreme vetting only makes sense.
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Trumps' comments about the media being 'biased' ( to put it politely ) are obviously true. I'm so glad we don't have 'crooked Hillary' ( to put it mildly ) in his place. We ( Americans ) have a chance that he might improve things in the country. I wish him luck.
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As a financially tight American ex-pat from Seattle, I'll let those young hip Japanese spend their 4200 yen on a fashion accessory that provides no function greater than a suica etc card. Starbucks has always seemed to be a very well managed company.
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Money talks - even to a nut-job - a capitalist nut-job. Just stop using APA. Simple!
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Competition is a good thing! They're both two of the best Japan has to offer. I hope to see them soon in Sapporo for the Asian Winter games.
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