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Posted in: Haiti's capital shattered by powerful earthquake See in context

Badsey, are you also implying that diplomats, embassies, UN peacekeeping mission and the presidential palace and a major hotel etc all build on a deck of cards...? This was a powerful earthquake. Plus, very poor people don't usually have the luxury of choosing from the best materials.

Oh, and lunchmeat, in 2 weeks you may forget about it but others won't.

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Posted in: E-reader boom kindles a variety of new options See in context

Nothing will ever replace the experience of being able to turn the pages of a book that has you captivated. Also, just as long term use of pcs has a bad effect on one's eyes, so it will be with adding yet another source of glare caused by artificial background light on the screen.

I'm not interested in ever getting one of these, regardless of manufacturer.

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Posted in: 2nd Nigerian arrested after disturbance on Detroit-bound flight See in context

By the way, I'm not trying to trivialize the issue since it's a serious one that needs to be addressed. The response needs more thinking through and must be practical.

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Posted in: 2nd Nigerian arrested after disturbance on Detroit-bound flight See in context

If you have diarrhoea on a plane, I guess the safe answer when someone is knocking on the door is to ask one of the flight attendants to enter and verify that you are genuinely passing out the real stuff... Also, some nationalities' accents sound more aggressive to other person though they are not...maybe just frustrated at being forced to rush/hold back his bodily functions. It is a serious thing to consider though because millions of people travel daily and there will inevitably be someone(s) who have illnesses or whose actions are misinterpreted, especially by overly jittery persons. Also, on long-haul flights, most people wake up to go to the bathroom near the end of the flight. Another thing, it doesn't have to be the last hour of flight that someone does something destructive and it doesn't have to take more than a few minutes for them to be successful. Will persons be banned from using the bathroom at all then? or will there now be cameras in the toilets with a new airline "in-flight toilet camera monitor"?

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Posted in: 2nd Nigerian arrested after disturbance on Detroit-bound flight See in context

then also when you're travelling and someone's baby needs changing and neither parent can go to change the diapers, that's gonna literally "raise a stink" too. I've been on a flight to Paris when that happened and it wasn't a good experience...

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Posted in: 2nd Nigerian arrested after disturbance on Detroit-bound flight See in context

Then there was another incident saturday night as reported on http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/12/28/michigan.airplane.disruption/index.html

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Posted in: 2nd Nigerian arrested after disturbance on Detroit-bound flight See in context

This article is incomplete. It was confirmed that the second person did have food poisoning. What should he have done? Throw up in his seat or have diarrhoea in his seat and smell up the plane as well as embarass himself?

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Posted in: New U.S. airline rules keep passengers in seats one hour before landing See in context

Already, 1 day after the new rules, there is a case of a passenger being sick and the flight being met by police. What is going to happen when babies need to be changed and passengers are sick etc...

There will soon be many cases where planes are diverted because of overly trigger happy flight attendants and passengers. Watch this space!

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Posted in: Breast-feeding mother smothers baby on jet See in context

She was probably jammed in economy, and most like fat and with a new born, over sized breasts.

Yelnats, it was reported that the passenger was in business class.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,578326,00.html

http://www.theage.com.au/world/breastfeeding-mother-smothers-baby-on-jet-20091202-k4n2.html

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Posted in: U.S. President Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize See in context

huh?

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Posted in: Travel chaos See in context

Many of them look half asleep not knowing where they are and why :)

Are you sure they're half asleep? I think it looks like they're all focusing on their keitais.

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Posted in: Ireland OKs EU reform treaty See in context

That's democracy for you...when you don't get the vote you want, give them a referendum again, and again and again...

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Posted in: American father arrested in Japan had asked Tennessee court for help See in context

Let's boycott Japan and Japanese products!

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Posted in: 2nd quake shakes Indonesia as death toll reaches 529 See in context

Let's not forget the Philipines who are still struggling to recover from the floods.

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Posted in: A world first: Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection See in context

Once again they neglect to mention the method that gives a 100% guarantee that there will be no infection - ABSTINENCE...and then you and your spouse having sex only with each other for life.

It's "old fashioned", many people say, but it works.

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Posted in: 1 British commando dies in raid to free NYT reporter from Taliban See in context

BBC now reporting that 4 people died in the rescue...

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Posted in: Typhoon No. 11 See in context

The day after a major political shift and this is the picture of the day? I don't know what to make of it...

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Posted in: Bolt wins 100 in world record time of 9.58 seconds See in context

i.e. his earnings in subsequent races.

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Posted in: Bolt wins 100 in world record time of 9.58 seconds See in context

Well, if he had run all of his races without slowing down, it would have reduced his earnings. As it stands he got US$60,000 for winning and US$100,000 for breaking a record.

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Posted in: Bolt wins 100 in world record time of 9.58 seconds See in context

This site on the IAAF website gives a breakdown of the race every 20m. Awesome. http://berlin.iaaf.org/mm/document/competitions/competition/05/30/83/20090817081546_httppostedfile_wch09_m100_final_13529.pdf

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Posted in: Human foot found on Akita beach See in context

On the east coast of Canada last year over a period of several months there were at least 8 or 9 human feet that washed up on shore, some in sneakers. Hopefully, this isn't the beginning of a similar sequence of events.

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Posted in: Court decriminalizes gay sex in Indian capital See in context

If the majority of people in a society wants to satisfy their unnatural desires, it does not mean that it is right. If a society is full of anger and everyone wants to express their anger by hurting and killing others, it doesn't make it the right thing to do. They need to find a way to deal with their inner problem, and yes, it is a problem. In the same way, homosexuals and lesbians need to find a way to deal with their problem and not try to make it accepted.

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Posted in: Yemen jet crashes in Indian Ocean See in context

Since this crash happened several hours ago, the EU has already made a call to have a global blacklist of airlines without even waiting for information about the possible cause of the crash (even though the weather was bad in the area). I wonder why they weren't so quick to respond like this after the Air France crash. It is just one example of double-standards shown by so called "developed" regions such as the EU.

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Posted in: Signals not from Flight 447 black boxes, French military says See in context

maybe they don't want to cause optimism and release too much info to the public until they verify for themselves that it is from the black box.

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Posted in: Brazil mistakes sea 'trash' for plane crash debris See in context

New reports are saying that none of the debris recovered so far was from the plane and probably are from another source.

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Posted in: Helicopter service starts from Shin Chitose to Niseko Village resort See in context

189,000 yen!? That's a return trip to the Caribbean where I can enjoy all the beaches I want!!!

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Posted in: Japanese baseball coverage begs viewer to read between the baselines See in context

What I want to know is whether or not players have are entitled to give interviews to the reporters who sometimes ask silly questions and put focus on their training plans. Don't the players have the need to train in private without their opponents being privy to their every move?

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Posted in: Some teed off by Japanese media swarming over Ishikawa See in context

Lest there is the accusation that it's only natural for a country's media to focus on their fellow countrymen's acheivements, I come from a country where a round-up of sports items are regularly given for sports in other countries, even if there are none of our nationals playing.

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Posted in: Some teed off by Japanese media swarming over Ishikawa See in context

Oh, I just remembered 2 years ago they were covering one of the golf tournaments in the US and Tiger was in the play-off about to make a putt that would win the match. He stepped up to the ball and was about to swing when they went for a commercial break! They have no sense of what is important to viewers, or maybe they just don't care.

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Posted in: Some teed off by Japanese media swarming over Ishikawa See in context

Agree totally with the article about it being a waste giving media passes to japanese media. They don't really care to give results of competitions once the japanese players fall out.

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