Right now all humanities eggs are in the one basket. We need to have a fallback for survival of the species should the worst occur. Space exploration and colonization must continue to move forward.
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Ditzy Donald proving once again there is nothing between his ears but hot air. Stale hot air to be precise.
The fact he has supporters proves it is a condition suffered by quite a few in the USA. The W.H.O must send investigators to find out why America has so many "airheads" before it spreads further. A clearly serious contagion though not yet airborne, could be the precursor of the dreaded ZOMBIE outbreak we have all been fearing. Brainlessness is not to be laughed at. We must give our sympathies to the friends and family of those afflicted with Ditzy Donalds zombie like "airhead disease".
Emergency Alert! Ditzy Donald attacks all who do not agree with his "airhead" proposals and anyone not fawning over his imagined greatness. He see's what is not there, a possible clue to this menacing disease. I am the most stable genius in the world! Nobody is better than me! Baseless falsehoods like the aforementioned statements are proof of his lack of brains, no doubt eaten away by this zombie affliction.
Syrian pull out = bad
TPP pull out = bad
Iran deal pull out = bad
Global climate pact pull out = bad
Personal friendships with Putin, Xi and Kim = Despicable
All indicators of "airhead disease". Bring in the white coats and prepare the padded cell.
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Abe fulfilling his obligation as leader of Japan in remembering those who died for Japan. Every leader in the world has the same obligation to their nations.
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Russian troops have taken over and moved into abandoned U.S. military bases. Great PR for Putin.
And great for the Russian troops who get some decent US mre's to eat.
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Very sad how those millions who fought with courage and died for their country are tarred with the same brush as the few who committed horrendous war crimes.
This is one time when the saying, "one bad apple spoils the whole bunch" is out of context. The vast majority of soldiers at Yasukuni deserve the same respect as the fallen of other nations. But for a few bad apples this would not even be an issue worth discussion.
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The same mistakes are made over and over. Nobody disarms before a peace treaty is signed. By not taking the obvious first step first, and trying to jump to the last step first, it will never happen.
The negotiators in the US are totally ignorant and useless.
A peace treaty comes FIRST!
Disarmament and dropping sanctions comes AFTER the signed peace treaty, not before it.
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A good example for all countries to follow to improve the health of all children.
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Thankyou President Trump for doing the right thing.
When abandoning a reliable and trustworthy ally, when they have done no wrong, is the "right thing to do", then it's time for the US to stand alone. They no longer deserve to have any allies at all.
Trump making America look like a bunch of shallow ungrateful spoiled idiots who can not be trusted.
Backing out of international agreements, pacts and alliances means trust America at your peril. Just when you need them most, Trump will leave you hanging.
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Trumps abandoning millions of Kurdish allies to be brutally hunted and in many cases murdered by Turkish led forces will no doubt see him taken to the Hague and charged with crimes against humanity in 2020 when he loses the protection of office. Remaining US allies should be the first to support such charges, it could well have been them that Trump abandoned. Nothing is sacred to Trump. No action to despicable for him to take.
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Banks making tens of Billions of dollars profit each year by ripping off the people. I would say they are heavily over capitalized. CEO's getting paid in the millions with millions more in stock options. The customers should be so well looked after.
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Barbaric behavior. Civilized people help anyone in need during an emergency, when there is a capacity to do so. Turning people away because they are homeless is a pathetic display of heartlessness.
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Of the 5 on offer I would say the Chicken and Pork for sure, and one of the fish options, probably the fish that is furthest from the endangered list.
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Seems a better option to the plant based burgers that are much higher in salt and sugar than meat based burgers. Meat burgers are healthier than the plant based burgers.
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Australian banks need to be subjected to more regulations. The main 4 banks have been ripping off Australians and business for decades. Self regulation does not work when people are talking about money. The temptation is too great. They are unable to do the right thing. The first Government regulation should be that depositors should be paid a minimum of 60% of the gross income the banks make on their deposit. Your lucky to get 10% to 15% as it stands now. The fees and charges banks get away with charging are horrific and scandalous.
Banks should never have been privatized. The country and its citizens would be in much better financial shape if they had remained State and Federal institutions.
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Trump only befriends despots. Trump is loyal to nobody but himself. Trump is an ugly despicable individual.
Trump is not friend of Japan or any other allied nation. Trump is a friend of Russia and North Korea and he like's China's Xi.
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The foolish defending the stupid. Good luck with that.
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When China stops its cold war actions, others can stop their cold war mentality. China needs to respect other nations. Sadly Xi wants China to be the strongest nation in the world with all other nations subservient to its wishes. Australia can see through the facade and wants none of it. Other nations need to see the truth also.
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Perhaps Trump would be ok with Pelosi approaching Russia, China, the Ukraine and NATO asking they all investigate Trump and his entire family and reporting back to the Democrats or any assistance they expect from the US will be blocked by the Democrat led House. Trump seems to be fine with that sort of thing. Im sure Pelosi can have some "perfect phone conversations" with people in many countries. Trump should praise Pelosi for taking actions like that since he does it himself.
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North Korea will not discard its nukes until after a peace treaty is signed. As long as the two sides are still technically at war it is correct for them to have that stance.
Unless America sign's a peace treaty this will stall out and maybe slip back to how it was a couple of years ago. A treaty should be signed, some nukes handed over, some big sanctions removed, the rest of the nukes handed over and then all sanctions removed and relations normalized.
The US still wrongly believes it can dictate terms for most negotiations it has with many different nations on many different issues. It can not set up preconditions unless it wishes to continually fail at talks.
North Korea may be shifty but America is unrealistic, that makes for difficult negotiations and choices.
Hard times still ahead.
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Slowly we advance.
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Martin Scorsese makes "art house" films. They are the type he has the knowledge to critique. He does not like Sci-Fi films and that's his right.
Personally I find many of his films unwatchable and boring while the Marvel films for the most part are entertaining which is the primary goal of cinema. But then I like Sci-Fi and am not into art house.
Viewers cover all elements of cinema from the slow romance to the wildlife documentary to the action, drama, comedy and Sci-Fi. Lets not forget horror and fantasy.
Some people like all genres and some only one or two. Some films are A grade and others B or for the worst C grade movies. If it entertains and has at least some fans then its valid cinema.
I would say Martin is unable to let himself use his imagination and let go with a make believe sci-fi fantasy for an hour or two and just enjoy the ride. Fun is not his style.
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Ganbare Japan!Today 08:17 am JST
Japans country, Japans culture, Japans right.
No country has the "right" to hunt an endangered species or to hunt a species to extinction. I don't care if it has been their culture for a million years. Attempting to claim such a right is arrogance of the highest order. People like that should probably be hunted to extinction. The world would become a much better place when they are gone.
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Some forget that America is currently ruled by a buffoon who will be replaced in one or five years time at which point a new normal leader will return to the helm. At that point US relations with the world will return to normal.
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Just more Trump crap. Not worth commenting on really. Trump remains worthless and dangerous to America.
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Finally someone realised that the fans need to come first. Companies can all profit from cooperation when they realise that looking after the viewers is what gives the industry longevity and profits.
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China's growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan, Tokyo's annual defense review indicated on Thursday.
Absolutely correct assessment. Japan needs to mirror China's build-up or be left in a position of having to do what China says, when ever China says to. The only reason to want to have the biggest and best military is to get your own way in dealings with other sovereign nations. If you have the strength you tend to use it.
China has not been threatened militarily by anyone so it really has no reason to want to be the biggest military.
China wants to rule the world, by economic and diplomatic means if possible, by military means if necessary.
Only those nations that can make it not worth their effort, will be to some extent insulated from their will.
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Perhaps an earth shattering announcement is imminent that Aliens from another star system have made contact or been discovered, and they may not be friendly or trust worthy. That's why everyone needs to support the new "Space forces" being assembled by a number of nations. Or perhaps someone saw their shadow move and it freaked them out.
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CFC's ain't oil and coal. Lot's of very rich people and their servants make tons of money on oil and coal.
Irrelevant. They cant buy a new world to live on. Money is a man made concept and has no real world value except what people give it. It is now an obstacle to our very survival and it must be modified or changed or ignored in order to do what is needed to save the planet. If not then a small percentage of people who are mega rich will die along with the rest of the planet in a short period of time. But at least they die rich right.
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When did everyone ever work hard together for a sustained period of time regarding such a contentious topic?
The global ban on the use of CFC's comes to mind.
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Yet another distraction providing no plan and no hope for anything positive. This is now a fight for survival of our civilization and our planet. Cute ideas don't stop global warming. Swift decisive actions enacting laws that reduce man made pollution and land clearing is what is needed now. Inaction will be another nail in the coffin of this world.
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