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Posted in: Toyo Tire & Rubber cuts road noise by 75% See in context

Many roads in the US have these Botts' Dots which offer a low rumble noise when your vehicle strays out of lane, these are very helpful especially on freeways and mountain roads and have prevented many many accidents. It's anyone guess that Toyo Tire & Rubber Co Ltd either don't know or never considered this scenario. That road rumble noise is definitely required.

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Posted in: Prosecutors weigh bringing charges against Nissan over Ghosn case See in context

RENAULT, a company that is literally just a parasite on Nissan's success.

Talk about fake news, Renault owns 43% of Nissan, Nissan want bankrupt twice and w/o Ghosn there would have been no Nissan today.

This Saikawa is the lead of the snitch party, and is the one using the public prosecutor office (PPO) route to get rid of Ghosn, let's hope the PPO realize that they are being used as a tool for this internal coup d'etat.

According to the Financial Times, Ghosn was working on a merger of the two carmakers

And that's the reason, time for Reanult to move out of this alliance..just drop the shares and watch the magic..

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Posted in: Cybersecurity minister contradicts comment he 'has never used a computer' See in context

Off-course he uses the computer, only that its operated by his staff. Every morning all the emails in his inbox would be printed and left in his In file folder rack on his desk, he would than either write the response on paper or verbally dictate, later his staff would type and send the email's.

And this is a very common practice among bureaucrats and executives around the world.

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Posted in: 2 megabanks in Japan to share ATMs to cut costs amid fall in users See in context

Majority of the developing countries in Asia have a much better digital banking system, charging a admin fee to use atm is something unique to Japan and defies logic as cash is still the king in this country, ohh and probably that's why a fee is charged.

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Posted in: Mahathir, Cheney among decoration recipients in Japan See in context

Really excellent choices. Dr Mohammed is a strongman of Asia and has always been a Japanese-style ruler, learning from Japan and had so much success for decades.

Well given his age, that strongman of Asia will retire and his chosen successor Anwar Ibrahim will take over, now during his last visit to Japan, Mr Ibrahim was stopped and turned back by immigration at Narita, this award is probably to soften the flashback.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/108866

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2014/01/20/anwar-denied-entry-into-japan-previous-conviction-cited-as-reason/

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Posted in: Abe, Indian PM Modi meet amid trade, security worries See in context

Most of India's rail network is ancient and the rolling stock dilapidated and insufficient to carry all the passengers. Many still travel on the roof's of the carriages. Some recent work has been undertaken to introduce new rolling stock and rebuild some of the rail network. To fix this issue will require decades of work and billions of dollars.

The road networks are overused and lack maintenance with many potholes in urbane and built up areas. Dirts roads in small towns and insufficient modern major highways. To fix this will require decades and billions of dollars

The usual troll styled disinformation. The rail network is between semi modern to modern and is modernizing very fast, the metro network is fast eliminating those few local travel on roof type scenarios. The rolling stock is all indigenous, there are four rail coach factories and five locomotive factories, the metro coach factory is coming up and just last week Indian railways showcased the local built high speed train 18, may want to look it up. Full scale modernization is going on and by 2030 will be mostly modern, money is not as issue as most of it is indigenous..

All the expressways are well maintained, and almost all the cities are connected by these expressways, around 10,000 km of roads were constructed this year alone..

https://www.ibef.org/industry/roads-india.aspx

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Posted in: Abe, Indian PM Modi meet amid trade, security worries See in context

India has long had a well known infrastructure deficit, (road, rail, water and electricity supply) and until it manages to get all of those fixed, it will never be the most powerful nation on earth.

Fact Check: India has the 4th largest railway network,and is modernizing very fast, definitely there is no deficit there. The road network is the 2nd largest in the world and is expanding (new expressways), the only deficit are the roads/electricity in the remote rural areas which Modi is rectifying very fast. Also may want to take a look at the nasa pictures of India and China in the night, where do you think is the electricity deficit ?

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Posted in: Abe, Indian PM Modi meet amid trade, security worries See in context

India and China have long friendship than most people would know. In fact, during anti-Japan war, many Indians went to China to help Chinese people, some of them even died in the course.

Well if by anti-Japan war you mean the second sino-japanese war, than you are correct, Indian doctors did provide assistance..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarkanath_Kotnis

As for the long friendship, that is also correct, since time immemorial these two countries never had a conflict, only that post second sino-japanese war the communist had different plans, also the Indian pm Nehru was used by the cia types to provoke the chinese by creating the border dispute viz-a-viz the McMahon Line.

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Posted in: Abe, Indian PM Modi meet amid trade, security worries See in context

India is hoping to catch up to Japan in high-tech and IT..

Well in IT it is the other way around, Japan is way behind in this field and is trying very hard to catch up, recently Japan eased the PR path for 200k Indian IT techies..

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/visa-and-immigration/japan-to-recruit-2-lakh-indian-it-professionals/articleshow/63220607.cms

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Posted in: Abe, Indian PM Modi meet amid trade, security worries See in context

The only thing holding India back is their infamous and world famous bureaucracy...

Well Modi has been tackling this very problem from the day he took office and has been very successful, most of the corrupt deadwood at the top has already been forced retired, and now via the lateral entry scheme, professionals from private sector have chance to become bureaucrats.

https://www.firstpost.com/politics/narendra-modi-puts-bureaucratic-old-guard-on-notice-forget-retirement-focus-on-governance-3646039.html

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Modi-govt-dismissed-13-officers-penalized-45-for-inefficiency/articleshow/50212073.cms

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/is-modi-trying-to-outdate-the-babus-with-his-lateral-entry-scheme/articleshow/64543267.cms

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Posted in: Google CEO says it is 'important to explore' China project See in context

First fix the youtube outage, down worldwide for almost a hour now..

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Posted in: Deported man is suspect in deadly California beatings See in context

California has all but turned out to be a state for the rich and super rich AND the homeless, the middle class has no chance and is all but migrating to other states.

https://www.dailyjournal.com/articles/345819-legal-marijuana-the-dystopian-state-of-california

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/19/californians-fed-up-with-housing-costs-and-taxes-are-fleeing-state.html

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Posted in: Which do you think is better: Apple's iOS or Android? See in context

Not sure where on earth you got your comparison from, but, no, Android is the same disaster Windows has always been, on a smaller scale. You have a Toshiba body, Android OS, third party speaker, parts made in China, and all of them conflict with each other.

Apple products are extremely expensive, though, I'll give you that one. It's one case where you pay more for a better product.

Well both Android and Windows have been and are super successful, building a OS which works only on one type of hardware is easy compared to building a OS which runs on ANY compatible hardware. Apple's product are deliberately priced and marketed as such, the ONLY better in Apple products is design and packaging, and this is what the die hard gullible Apple fans see and buy.

When it comes to technology, Samsung is way ahead of Apple, example the ARM processor in the iPhone is made by Samsung and licensed to Apple.

https://www.cnet.com/news/arm-samsung-agreement-may-point-to-future-iphone-chips/

Also the Apple devices are deliberately designed locked with not much option of repairs, now they could have provided the option to open the phone but they want you to buy the expensive phone and when it breaks buy another expensive phone.

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Posted in: Bill Cosby imprisoned for up to 10 years for sexual assault See in context

Good, now why is that kingpin of this assault business Weinstein not serving back to back life sentences.

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Posted in: U.S. immigration judges say new quotas undermine independence See in context

They are a separate branch of the government (judicial), and the attorney general (executive branch) should not be trying to interfere with how they do their jobs.

As the article says, in the criminal and civil justice systems the judges operate independently and the immigration court judges do not, well this is the case in every democratic country, the immigration system is always under the government's justice or relevant ministry. Whatever the Attorney General decides to implement, they have to follow through..

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Posted in: France's Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests over IS tweets See in context

Justice system is same for everybody ! But she will always say it's some political scheme to silence her and so on, then says they are all cheating and it's not fair and go pouting in her room.

But this is a decision from the tribunal, it's not political.

In some alternate reality maybe the Justice system is same for all, In the current French reality the Justice system is a reflection of the people who want and have no problem with the Daesh (IS) immigrants.

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Posted in: Republicans dodge, weave around Trump's hurricane tweets See in context

It was an estimation, one of many, created by a university looking at the trend of deaths during that period to past periods. They attributed an upward spike against the norms as storm related. It wasn’t meant to produce a list of names or be a concrete number.

Yep, and that's what Trump is saying..its an estimate and not a concrete number...and a estimate should never be a conclusion. The list has to be accurate with real names and cause of death directly related to the storm.

you learn how academic reports are compiled and reviewed or you would know that these reports are fairly accurate

Nope they are not..only science reports with hard empirical evidence could be accurate..but even science is a moving target.. there is nothing like a accurate report.

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Posted in: Apple iPhones get bigger and pricier; Watch turns to health See in context

Typical Apple paid article, no mention of the iPhones which were terminated, and wireless charging also seems to be gone.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-quietly-killed-off-four-194408276.html

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Posted in: Putin tells Abe he hopes for peace treaty this year See in context

n August 1945 Joseph Stalin welcomed the unconditional surrender of Japan. Under the terms of the agreement the disputed southern Sakhalin and the Kurile Islands would pass into Soviet hands. The islands had been occupied by Japan since the Russo-Japanese war.

In 2010 President Medvedev 

You forgot to mention the 1956 Soviet–Japanese peace talks where the two sides agreed to split two islands for each but the US intervened and blocked the deal with the threat that Japan will not get Okinawa if it moved on this deal. So Russia and Japan can talk as much they want, without the US blessings there will be no deal ever.

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Posted in: Putin says Russia has identified suspects in Novichok poisoning See in context

Britain and more than two dozen other countries expelled a total of 150 Russian spies working under diplomatic cover

And how did these countries know who were the diplomats and who were the spies, and if they already knew, what were the waiting for. This is something which was planned in advanced..a hegelian dialectic styled plan..wonder what was the primary objective.

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Posted in: Australian newspaper defies criticism, reprints Serena Williams cartoon See in context

Perhaps the cartoonist did not intend to be racist and went about making a caricature the way he would for anyone..

Would you know of any other similar caricature's by this cartoonist depicting the cartoonist's ethnicity / race..

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Posted in: Obama in campaign mode, back to promoting hope over fear See in context

And the popular vote shows which candidate the people actually wanted. Try to keep up and accept this fact. If you don't like this, then get the constitution revised to eliminate the reporting of popular vote.

That popular vote does not determine the election....so try to keep up and accept this fact. I am just stating how the US presidential election system works..what I like or dislike is irrelevant. Now had the result been other way around..nobody would be talking about the popular vote, right.

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Posted in: Obama in campaign mode, back to promoting hope over fear See in context

Quite the opposite in fact. A vote for a Republican in California is pretty much worthless, as is a vote for a Democrat in Texas.

Really, may want to lookup the number of Republican governors from California. Trump got 3.9 million votes in California, Hillary got 3.8 million in Texas and much closer to Trump, so maybe in 2024 these (especially Texas) could go either way.

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Posted in: Obama in campaign mode, back to promoting hope over fear See in context

And nobody is disputing this. Try to keep up. We are saying that the popular vote determines who the people want. One vote for one person, so whichever person gets the most votesis the person Americans want. It doesn't matter which state the voters live in because they are American.

Well..every Trump hater is disputing this by talking about popular vote and popular vote  only and not mentioning that in the electoral college also people vote and determine whom them want. Obama won the swing states but Hillary did not and hence the result, nobody was talking about popular vote up until December 2016. Now why did those recounts happen...

Denying that the person who won the popular vote is the people's choice is being intentionally obtuse.

The American presidential election system is based on the electoral college result ONLY!!!, try to keep up and accept this fact. If you don't like this than get the constitution revised to eliminate the electoral college.

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Posted in: Obama in campaign mode, back to promoting hope over fear See in context

Oh - and this. Are you suggesting that the votes of naturalized immigrants should be counted differently than native-born Americans, or are you suggesting that undocumented immigrants are somehow voting.

The latter is definitely a fact.. may want to lookup the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/06/us/politics/undocumented-illegal-immigrants.html

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Posted in: Obama in campaign mode, back to promoting hope over fear See in context

A minority of Americans voted for Trump, just as happened with Bush in 2000. The majority of Americans chose one candidate, while the electoral college chose another. It is fact. Get over it.

The electoral college determines the election and not the popular vote, Hillary lost the electoral college, It is fact. Get over it. Now had she won nobody would be talking about the popular vote..another fact.

And majority of the Americans in those 30 states voted for Trump..another hard fact. Bush-Gore scenario was different, had there been a recount of ALL disputed ballots, Gore would have taken Florida and won the electoral college.

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Posted in: Obama in campaign mode, back to promoting hope over fear See in context

Can you not see the obvious contradiction in your statement? A majority of the electoral college voted for Trump; a majority of the American people voted for Clinton. No amount of sophistries will change that.

So you are saying that you don't know, that the electoral college has the winner take it all system that awards all electors of the state to the winning presidential candidate. The majority of American people in the 30 states where he won voted for Trump.

That 3+ million difference is all coming from the immigrant voters in California, minus that Trump also won the popular vote.

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Posted in: Obama in campaign mode, back to promoting hope over fear See in context

A literate, eloquent, intelligent, competent, mature president. 

Another copy/pasted troll styled comment..

No, the American people did not given that Clinton received almost 3 million more votes from the American people.

The candidate who gets majority of the electoral votes wins the election, and Trump got those votes not Clinton, popular vote does not determine the presidential election. American people voted for Trump.

As the article says "A surge in immigrants has transformed California and its voting patterns" in other words illegal immigrants / legal immigrants by abusing the immigration rules.

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Posted in: Trump tells Apple to make products in U.S. to avoid China tariffs See in context

The idea of moving production to the US isn't realistic. The US does not have the infrastructure nor the workforce to be able to do the work. And salaries are too high in the US due to the high quality of life compared to the rest of the world that has resulted from being the number one economy in the world. The increase in costs resulting from the creation of infrastructure, the hiring, training, and employing the workforce to work in the factories, and the increased salaries, would be much, much more than the 25% tariffs.

And why not, they have already started production in India, If they could do it there than they can definitely do it in the US. Since Trump is promising Zero tax+incentives, there won't be much increase in costs, see if they do it than the onus is on Trump to ensure that this transition does not result in increased costs. Also since this a trillion dollar share value company, cost should not be a factor at all. In the short term that apple tax would though need to come down..but would level out in 3-4 yrs.

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Posted in: Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for abuses of power; urges Democrats to vote See in context

THIS is an example of a REAL President!

Articulate, intelligent, eloquent, dignified, mature, honest, sincere, civil, etc., etc., etc...

I miss Obama every single day.

Vote (D) in November!!!

Nope this is a example of a actor, someone with great oratory skills but than only that, when it came to doing the things which he articulated very intelligently it was always a different story, that change never came. Trump's oratory skills may be average but when it comes to doing what he spoke..this is where he excel's.. what he is doing is fundamental changes to foreign policy, trade etc..and hence the massive paid opposition. 

I miss Obama every single day, you mean Hillary right.

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