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Posted in: 'Raincoat Man' arrested for stealing 360 women’s raincoats; says it's 'as exciting as lingerie' See in context

Raincoat man's reign of terror has ended.

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Posted in: Iranian lawmaker slams protesters; cleric appeals for calm See in context

Like the Arab Spring which originated in Tunisia in 2010 and spread across the Arab world, will these protests in Iran continue?

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Posted in: Europe investigates 'attacks' on Russian gas pipelines to Europe See in context

That both Nord Stream 1 and 2 have reported unexplained pressure drops followed by visual evidence of raw natural gas appearing on the surface of the water, it is quite unlikely these are unrelated manifestations of malfunctions due to an engineering failure of a pipeline wall or a defective weld or two.

While we might continue to speculate on the exact cause, the geopolitical environment in which this event has taken place on two pipelines some distance apart from one another does lead to the conclusion Russia has just produced a graphic demonstration of its underwater capabilities to attack critical infrastructure far outside a war zone and at a time and place of its own choosing.

The world ought to take note Russia will likely use such capabilities everywhere in order to get what it wants in Ukraine.

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Posted in: Kremlin says referendum result paves way to annex part of Ukraine See in context

High time to declare Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. If not, this term lacks meaning.

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Posted in: Japan set to honor assassinated Abe at controversial funeral See in context

But the decision to give him a state funeral -- only the second for a former premier in the postwar period -- has provoked growing opposition, with around 60 percent of Japanese against the event in recent polls.

What’s really disgusting is there was only one bidder for organizing the event so the contract automatically went to them. It just happens to be the same company Abe used for his infamous cherry blossom party.

More on this subject from other reputable sources:

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/why-japan-is-divided-over-shinzo-abes-state-funeral-2022-09-24/

https://www.ft.com/content/de7b6866-63a4-494f-9498-78bdaac2c8c9

https://www.livemint.com/news/world/japan-why-shinzo-abe-s-state-funeral-has-become-lightning-rod-for-public-anger-11664030300807.html

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Posted in: Putin's call-up fuels Russians' anger, protests and violence See in context

The voting, in which residents are asked whether they want their regions to become part of Russia, began last week and ends Tuesday, under conditions that are anything but free or fair.

The only condition should be the complete withdrawal of Russian troops and puppets from all of the Ukraine including Crimea, Kherson, Donbas and Luhansk.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russia-enlistment-troops-resistance-ukraine-1.6596621

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Posted in: Russia gives citizenship to ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden See in context

Snowden was given citizenship, a uniform and a rifle.

Perhaps he will go to the front to defend the motherland.

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Posted in: Abe damaged Japan's democracy, left legacy of power abuse, critics say See in context

And yet people kept voting for his party…

My theory is that a certain class of politicians have figured out that voter apathy is useful. If a significant portion of the electorate is made to feel that voting doesn’t matter, all you have to do is motivate your base to win and retain power. That’s my theory for Abe’s surprisingly long tenure, though I think it worked for constantly rotating LDP PMs before and after too…

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Posted in: Iran denounces Western support for 'rioters' See in context

President Ebrahim Raisi has said Iran ensures freedom of expression and that he has ordered an investigation into Amini's death. He also said that "acts of chaos" were unacceptable and that Iran must deal decisively with the unrest.

Let me get this straight. Raisi says Iran allows freedom of speech but won’t allow criticism?

When the Romans left after 400 years of occupation , England descended into hundreds of years of what's known as The Dark Ages until it recovered culminating in the Magna Carter in 1215.

Sadly Iran, Russia and many other counties are still in their Dark Ages .

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Posted in: Pink Floyd founder cancels Poland concerts after war remarks See in context

Just to be clear Roger Waters is no longer a member of Pink Floyd and hasn't played with them since 2005.

The two remaining members of Pink Floyd, Nick Mason and David Gilmour, released a single in support of Ukraine relief earlier this year.

Jethro Tull said it best…he’s Thick As A Brick.

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Posted in: North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan See in context

Kim is that kid who acts tough to seek attention but isn't capable of a fight face to face.

The launch comes after the arrival of the nuclear-powered American aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in South Korea to participate in joint drills with South Korean forces, and ahead of a planned visit to Seoul this week by Harris.

And to think there’s enough nuclear munitions on that one aircraft carrier to end North Korea’s existence forever… Not to mention the carrier group and the subs underneath her each could take out a country as large as China.

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Posted in: The controversy over Abe's state funeral See in context

Someone is definitely pocketing a huge amount of money from this.

And only a single bidder in the tender to organize the event, one with longstanding ties to Abe and his cronies.

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Posted in: Iran will act decisively after biggest protests in years, president says See in context

Iran will act decisively after biggest protests in years, president says

Here let me fix that

"Iran will act in a way that confirms autocratic dictators are despicable losers in response to massive protests prompted by Mahsa Amini death, president says"

Another lesson teaching there is no place for religion in government.

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Posted in: Kremlin stages votes in Ukraine; sees protests in Russia See in context

Ukraine has turned into Putin's Waterloo.

The king is naked, Russian army is in disarray, post Soviet countries are settling their own scores, openly showing disrespect to Putin, he is more and more isolated. Mighty Russia is buying drones from Iran? What an embarrassment! The was is already lost, nukes are the only things he has left to blackmail the West, but it's a matter of time before Putin finds himself close to a window...

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Posted in: Iranian state-organized marchers call for execution of protesters See in context

Iran is a brutal theocracy ruled by Mullahs with an 8th century world view. The sooner they are overthrown, the better for the Iranian people.

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Posted in: Hundreds demand cancellation of Abe's state funeral See in context

Remember seeing one protestor sign that said, “Even from the grave he’s misusing tax dollars.”

Classic. I love it.

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Posted in: Russia starts annexation vote in parts of Ukraine See in context

The 50,000 or so Russian soldiers left in Ukraine are eating freeze dried rations from 1994. How the heck is Putin going to feed a million recruits? What will they wear? If anything?

In other news, there is a referendum tonight deciding on whether the city of St. Petersburg should be annexed by my cat. Polling stations are currently open in my basement. I'll announce the results as soon as all the votes have been counted.

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Posted in: Russian draft prompts exodus by some men as air fares jump See in context

“The Western establishment and, in general, all citizens of the NATO countries need to understand that Russia has chosen its own path,” Mr. Medvedev wrote on his Telegram channel. “There is no way back.”

Yes Medvedev , Russia has chosen its own path. A path to defeat, embarrassment, pain, death and collapse of Russia as it is known now. Bad path choice.

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Posted in: Alex Jones mocks critics at trial over Sandy Hook hoax claims See in context

What Jones has done is so morally reprehensible I cannot even begin to express my disgust.

Society cannot allow this sort of monster to profit from such self-serving lies that damage society.

There needs to be a line in the sand somewhere. Lying about the death of children cannot be allowed to stand.

I look forward to Mr Jones being financially ruined by his wanton propagation of blatant lies.

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Posted in: U.S., Russia square off at U.N. over Ukraine See in context

President Vladimir Putin said his nuclear-armed country will “use all means available to us” to defend itself if its territory is threatened.

MadBadVlad should ride his horse to the front lines, shirtless, that should inspire his troops.

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will ease COVID border controls from Oct 11 See in context

Japan's insistence that visitors obtain visas to enter the country and then adhere to planned, package tours has been a major sticking point.

All those people who bought packaged tours must be so angry right now lol.

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Posted in: Japan intervenes in currency market buying yen for dollars for first time since 1998 See in context

And just as quickly it's heading back down. Not much can be done to prevent the true value of the yen and the Japanese economy in its current state.

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Posted in: North Korean nuclear law reflects global trend See in context

Of the nuclear powers, only two - China and India - have adopted a no first use policy. NK is not the exception but rather the rule.

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Posted in: Friend of mother who starved son to death sentenced to 15 years See in context

That is some true life modern drama-horror movie stuff right there.

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Posted in: Iran protests spread, death toll rises as internet curbed See in context

Oppression and a economic hardship are what brought down the Shah. One wonders how the Ayatollahs forgot that.

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Posted in: New York attorney general sues Donald Trump and his company See in context

I wish it was an arrest warrant, but, can't have everything in this world, I guess.

I can't believe that Mr. Trump has been telling lies all these years.

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Posted in: Biden rebukes Putin after Russian reservists called up for war See in context

I think the people of the world would like to have peace all the time. It's the leaders of the world who cause the problems.

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Posted in: Judge asks Trump's lawyers if he declassified records in FBI search See in context

Dearie is tasked with recommending to Florida-based U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, who is presiding over the fight over access to the seized documents, which records may be protected by attorney-client confidentiality or an assertion of executive privilege, a legal doctrine under which a president can keep certain documents or information secret.

Judge Cannon is a Trump toady.

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Posted in: Ukraine, West denounce Russian referendum plans for occupied regions See in context

Russia holding a fair election? Now that is an oxymoron if I ever heard one.

This is an act of sheer desperation.

The leaders of the breakaway regions are terrified. If Ukraine continues their advance from the East, leaders will be treated as traitors - which holds a fate worse than that being wrought upon Ukraine's enemies. On their western border, it must be dawning on the leaders of Luhansk and Donetsk that Russia is re-thinking the cost of holding such inconsequential territory - particularly if it drains resources away from holding the real prize - the Crimean Peninsula.

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Posted in: Moscow summons Canada envoy over Russian embassy attacks in Ottawa See in context

Funny that they want the police to investigate a petty crime which was easily cleaned with a broom while Russia commits war crimes in Ukraine. Russian diplomats please leave Canada before they find a reason to commit a special operation there.

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