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Posted in: Tensions high after North, South Korea trade shelling See in context

Why don't you enlighten us as to what Mr. Greenspan said in his book.

I'm not your personal secretary, Mike.

Google.....maybe?

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Posted in: Tensions high after North, South Korea trade shelling See in context

mikehuntez

I don't know anymore how to make your penny drop. Maybe you could read Alan Greenspan's book "The Age Of Turbulence" to find out if I'm "just venting BS on the net".

I rest my case.

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Posted in: Tensions high after North, South Korea trade shelling See in context

I guess mikehuntez and Klein2 missed the fact that I did NOT talk about the military operation on the Korean Peninsula by the UN. In fact I talked about the "so-called" help the AMERICANS offered Europe (after liberation) through the Marshall Plan.

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Posted in: Tensions high after North, South Korea trade shelling See in context

That was called the United Nations. Not the United States. Get your facts right.

Wrong! It was a program of the US. Check it, and you'll see those facts ARE right.

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Posted in: Tensions high after North, South Korea trade shelling See in context

mikehuntez:

Like Liberating Europe

And after liberating Europe demanding the countries they liberated to fight with them in the Korean War otherwise they could simply kiss goodbye to aid from the Marschall Plan.

Indeed, another one can be chalked up for the good ol' USof A.

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Posted in: Japan eyes doubling ground troops on islands close to China, Taiwan See in context

Imagine what would happen if Japan would double their ground troops on said islands let's say next week or next month. Just try to imagine what could happen.

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Posted in: Japan says China to resume exports of rare earths See in context

But you cannot deny there must be a major sigh of relief from the government to the business world.

Japan has enough rare earths in stock. Maybe they might be relieved by the fact they can keep it in stock. Anyway, no reason for the government or businesses to feel stressed.

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Posted in: Japan says China to resume exports of rare earths See in context

That stinky stuff flowing down the Japanese government's leg? It's called relief.

More and more your comments are getting over the top, Smith. At least try to keep some objectivity.

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Posted in: Happy days See in context

madammiz:

Mmm..great but no mention the fact the Chinese team was DSQ and thats why Japan won!

If the second Chinese swimmer wouldn't have taken off too early (the reason for disqualification AND for finishing just a fraction before Japan) Japan would have won as well, looking at the close finish.

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Posted in: Ghostly Christmas See in context

thepro:

It would be good if they tried something new, instead of blue LEDs every bloody year

It would be good of you tried being positive, instead of complaining about anything and anyone every bloody time

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Posted in: Japan, Brazil, Russia, U.S. advance at volleyball worlds See in context

Nobody but the desparate Japanese make such a big deal about this sport. I look forward to Russia destroying them tonight :-)

Because you don't like it that the Japanese like volleyball you hope Russia will destroy them tonight? This is truly, madly....well how could I call it? Dumb?

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Posted in: U.S., Australia condemn Myanmar elections See in context

But the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing said they respect the way Myanmar chooses it's own way to develop. Funny, isn't it?

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Posted in: Obama says 'midcourse corrections' to come at home See in context

In front of those students in Mumbai Obama also criticized the elections in Myanmar as being not free and unfair. It seems Japan is NOT a spokesman for the US of A, as someone else said on another thread. Chuckle.

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Posted in: Indonesia volcano burns whole villages; 122 dead See in context

China offered a whopping $30.000!!!

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Posted in: Qantas CEO: 'Faulty design' may be behind blowout See in context

Boeing is better.

A Qantas 747 had to return to SIN again today because of engine problems.

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Posted in: Beijing denounces Nobel prize as a Western tool See in context

The Dalai Lama got the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. Lui Xiaobo is the first Chinese (although in a Chinese prison because the guys in Beijing think in a different way about peace than people with common sense) to be rewarded.

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Posted in: Qantas grounds all superjumbos after engine blowout See in context

Qantas still the only airline in the world that hasn,t crashed,hopefully this is a warning....

True, they haven't crashed yet. But they have quite a long list of incidents and accidents. Besides, the only airliner in the world that hasn't crashed? You gotta be kidding, right?

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Posted in: Qantas grounds all superjumbos after engine blowout See in context

It was the QF32 from London. Could have been the same plane that had problems with its front landing gear last year at Heathrow when the pilot decided to do a "go-around". Qantas had a similar engine problem with a 747 at SFO. Maintenance? The A380 might be a new plane but it had quite some fuel and computer glitches that grounded several A380s. Last November an Air France A380 had to return to JKF because of navigation problems.

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Posted in: China lays claim to fastest supercomputer title See in context

Even a potato chips maker named Pringles uses supercomputers to put those fragile chips in one piece in the package.

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Posted in: Shanghai World Expo ends, drawing 72 million visitors See in context

Of the 72 million visitors 3.5 million were foreigners. That's 4.9%. By far not like the exaggeration that at least 10% would be Japanese ONLY.

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Posted in: Leaked Iraq war files portray weak, divided nation See in context

I can still hear Colin Powell screaming: "We have the proof!!!". Waving with a pile of documents about WMD (which of course never were found) to justify waging a war. A war that killed thousands and thousands of people. This time it's WikiLeaks waving with documents and suddenly Washington is very concerned about the "lives of innocents". Or is the White House concerned about something else?

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Posted in: Haneda international terminal See in context

Haneda will have a 24/7 shuttle bus connection with Tokyo Station. I got this from a very reliable source within the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. So, no worries about your connection to downtown.

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Posted in: U.S. considers issuing alert for citizens to be vigilant in Europe See in context

I am racking my brain here trying to figure out what Sweden did on the international stage that could make it a target of terrorists.

I'd suggest you to follow international politics more. For instance the elections in Sweden. Just a hint.

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Posted in: Japan hikes taxes on cigarettes by 40% to curb smoking See in context

Smith, my "what's wrong with you" was not about the fact that you think that prices for tobacco should be much higher. I agree with you on that for 100%. Smoking is unhealthy and should be discouraged which can't be accomplished by a 40% tax hike because Japanese men don't have a backbone so they can never stop smoking. Even if the price goes up.

Back on topic now. I was talking about the backbone of Japanese men. Once I was in a restaurant in Tokyo. The guy at the table next to mine was smoking. I mean SMOKING!!! He lit up one after another cigarette, blowing his smoke over my table and over my food. Of course I said something about it, without any effect. When he left he apologized to me and said "I'm sorry, you were right. I just can't control myself". A 40% tax hike will prevent jellyfish like this from smoking? Never!!

My guess is, there will be no more comments from you on this thread.

My guess is, you guessed wrong AGAIN.

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Posted in: Japan hikes taxes on cigarettes by 40% to curb smoking See in context

BS!

Smith, what's wrong with you lately (sorry for asking you a question, you don't need to answer)? You're really kicking up a fuss recently. Take a chill pill, dude!

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Posted in: Japan asks China to pay for damage to patrol boats See in context

Problem is Japan needs something from China more than China needs something from Japan.

Let's say Japan stops all exports to China (not that this will ever happen, but just let's say) of products and components. China will come to a complete stop.

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Posted in: Japan hikes taxes on cigarettes by 40% to curb smoking See in context

Where I'm coming from a pack of Marlboro is at the same price as in Japan now. A kg of rice however is about 115 yen.

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Posted in: In your experience, which country's tourists are the least well-behaved whenever you have seen them out and about? See in context

Russians!!! Since they can go anywhere they want they cause havoc everywhere. I've never seen ruder and more ill-mannered people then tourists from Russia.

The Chinese in mainland China are quite OK. But I've seen how the ethic Chinese treat the Malay and Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. Disgusting!!!

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Posted in: Zaccheroni names squad for Argentina match See in context

I remember that not so long ago a poster on this board said that the Japanese team lack players that play in strong competitions abroad. Well, 35% of the squad consists of players who play in Russia, England, Germany, Italy or Belgium (only Belgium is ranked lower than Japan, but hey). At least half of the starting lineup will consist of "foreigners" on October 8.

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Posted in: Japan asks China to pay for damage to patrol boats See in context

About 15 years ago China didn't care about islands or waters at all or who administered them. Till Beijing realized that these islands and waters could be very important for China's growth. Since then they suddenly showed up with irrelevant ancient maps and irrelevant historical facts and started disputes with countries because all of sudden now these islands and waters are undisputed Chinese territories. China, you're about to cross the limit and you're gonna pay for it if you do. Wise up while you still can because more and more signals from other world powers indicate that you're standing alone.

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