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Posted in: New Zealand offers contraception to women on welfare See in context

Apply this to men on welfare too.

Yes, I'm a male.

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Posted in: Thousands stranded as Air Australia goes bust See in context

Not surprising. Jetstar bases their business on weighted planning. Qantas is cutting jobs. Haven't flown an Aust airline in years.

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Posted in: China sends patrol ship to disputed waters See in context

China's long term position is the recovery of Taiwan.

China's claims on the Senkakus and the Sth China Sea appear to be an encirclement of Taiwan.

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Posted in: Japan concerned as China's first aircraft carrier starts second trial See in context

This was in the CCP's editorial last month:

"If these countries don't want to change their ways with China, they will need to mentally prepare for the sounds of cannons. We need to be ready for that, as it may be the only way for the disputes in the sea to be resolved."

At least they're honest.

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Posted in: Beijing wary of Obama's assertive China policy See in context

Noting that China's understanding is that it should first negotiate with other countries to solve disputes, Global Times in its hard-hitting editorial said, "If these countries don't want to change their ways with China, they will need to prepare for the sounds of cannons."

Editorial from a CCP owned paper.

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Posted in: S Africa weathers onslaught from Samoa to reach World Cup quarterfinals See in context

If Samoa focussed on playing the ball, they should have won the match. Instead, they focussed on roughing up the opposition which took their players out of the game.

The referee yellow carding John Smit was a sympathy call.

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Posted in: Ireland upsets Australia; S Africa, Argentina impress with big wins at World Cup See in context

JTO - yes, Ireland managed the game right through the 80 minutes. As a neutral, a close, hard fought match that, perhaps the Southern teams aren't used to.

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Posted in: Japan happy to be taking on France's best team See in context

Leeks, roses, thistles, ferns, proteas, palms, cloverleaves and... sakura. Plants are well represented.

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Posted in: Japan rugby coach identifies flaws after loss to Italy See in context

Since the Japanese team won the Pacific Cup, I doubt they need more Polynesian imports. And it's interesting to see the current RWC Champions did it without having any PI players in 2007.

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Posted in: Japan Coast Guard seizes 2 Chinese boats over illegal fishing See in context

The big issue is that the Chinese fishing fleet continues to operate in Japanese economic zone.

I believe this is due to the Chinese Party not condoning it as previously.

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Posted in: China calls Japan defense comments irresponsible See in context

This is the usual, archaic Communist Party rhetoric from China.

The dialogue that China tries to initiate today, echoes of the small village denouncements made against land owners in the Cultural Revolution. It may impress their nationalists, but to the wider world, it all seems cliched and laughable.

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Posted in: Kirin purchase of Brazilian brewer meets opposition on both sides of Pacific See in context

The acquisition has very little to do with selling more Kirin beer.

Kirin owns Tooheys, SAB, Swan, Castlemaine. And yet Australia isn't exactly swamped by Kirin is it?

It's the distribution network that's important.

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Posted in: Korea’s popular beer Hite reaches Japan See in context

Beer is only as good as the company you enjoy it with, and great times have been had with Hite and my Korean friends. Drinking with precious US beer snobs (oh the irony) is painful, no matter how good the beer is.

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Posted in: Good PR and crisis management plans needed more than ever See in context

I do some interacting with the network and then check news sites.

Too contrived for my company.

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Posted in: Cruise missile blasts Gadhafi's compound near tent See in context

Tunisia for one, has about 15 aging fighters to fight a desert skirmish with Libya. As a small neighbor it has too much to lose. Egypt is still in the process of regime change and is not settled enough to engage in external matters.

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Posted in: Japan scrambles F-15 as China jets near airspace See in context

Side-stepping the trivia on quality issues of the F15s, approaching foreign aerospace is a very 60s like activity. Good scramble practice or the JSDF.

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Posted in: Japan scrambles F-15 as China jets near airspace See in context

Does anyone know what the Chinese planes were?

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Posted in: N Korea threatens to fire at South Korea See in context

Would there be many DVD players in 'private' hands in NK to watch these propaganda files?

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Posted in: All Blacks great Kirwan has plenty to do in Japan See in context

The Brave Blossoms have a difficult pool. France and New Zealand should be too difficult for them. They'll be looking to beat Tonga and Canada. If Kirwin manages to fix their tight forward's body position issues, they'll have a good platform.

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Posted in: Japan excavating site linked to WWII human experiments by Unit 731 See in context

It will be interesting to see how the government will deal with the findings. Particularly the DNA samples and if they are provided to the Chinese government.

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Posted in: Toyota celebrates rare opening of Japan plant See in context

Anyone know if Toyota get tax breaks for building this domestic factory?

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Posted in: Kan promises to find remains of fallen soldiers on Iwoto See in context

"But, just to refute your point, I consider the U.S. to have a reasonably responsible government." I guess we differ on our assessment of 'responsible' governments.

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Posted in: Kan promises to find remains of fallen soldiers on Iwoto See in context

A responsible government should ensure a proper burial for its soldiers. Especially so when they are on home soil. It's the right thing to do.

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Posted in: As China grows more assertive, U.S., Japan push back See in context

apec, if they are 'secret' US plans, there's a high chance that no one here knows, right? Unless wikileaks have exposed them.

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Posted in: As China grows more assertive, U.S., Japan push back See in context

“Many in China seem very ready to pick fights over perceived slights.” The keyword is "perceived".

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Posted in: Job seekers flop at impressing potential employers See in context

Well, you coach them and bring them up to your expectations.

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Posted in: Job seekers flop at impressing potential employers See in context

@gaijinfo - Correct. A 2,000 year old scroll looted from a Baghdad museum, written by a teacher, lamented the hopeless students and their parents. I don't think it was recovered.

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Posted in: Job-hunting See in context

I wish them the best of luck. They look nervous which is a good sign they're not full of it.

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Posted in: Recalling a fateful day See in context

The mysterious hand signal performed by the woman on the right strengthens the conspiracy claims.

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Posted in: Tomb of the Unknowns See in context

It also protects from camera flashbulbs (like the secret service) and from particles possibly being blown into their eyes during windy days.

LOL.

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