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    Fadamor

    Interesting that fracking doesn't seem to be a major contributor. I wonder what the difference is between the wastewater and the fracking solution?

    It's just a matter of scale. There are many more drilling operations that DON'T involve fracking than there are fracking operations. If out of every 100 drilling operations, only 3 represent fracking operations, then I would only expect about 3% of any problems to be attributable to fracking operations.

    Posted in: Scientists convinced of link between earthquakes and drilling

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    Pinch me. The Republicans are agreeing with Obama. WTF?

    This has to be the first time ever they have lifted blanket obstruction since January 2009.

    Obama has less than two years left in his Presidency. This isn't "agreeing with Obama" so much as it's laying the groundwork for the following (hopefully Republican) President. Congress could dawdle-around with the "Fast Track" renewal until the last day Obama held office, then approve it. By then the new President will have already been decided.

    The last President who had use of this "Fast Track" rule was George "Dubya" Bush in the 2000's.

    Posted in: Obama's trade agenda draws Republican support in House

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    British News Service. 'nuff said.

    Posted in: Colorado mom gave pot brownie to son who jumped from window

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    Personal drones wouldn't need regulation at all if there weren't idiots misusing them.

    I liken civil code to the rulebook for American football. At the high school level the book is 92 or so pages long. Inside the book are only TWO PAGES that cover all the fundamentals of the rules of the game. Every single fundamental of the game can be displayed on only two pages. So where did the other 90 pages come from? They came from players and coaches trying to gain an unfair advantage during the game. Rule 2 deals ONLY with definitions because coaches and players have spent years parsing the fundamentals into a way for them to gain an advantage. Thus, Rule 2 was created so that (for example) everyone knows exactly when a kick begins and when a kick ends. Safety rules had to be added because players were intentionally trying to injure opponents to remove them from the game. Jersey numbering rules had to be added because coaches were sending in players with duplicate numbers to confuse the opponents.

    If you ever wonder why your municipal civil code gets so bogged down, it's because there are idiots who will take something relatively benign like these personal drones and use them for shady purposes.

    Posted in: Drone may have been on roof of PM's office for days

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    Insane..what the heck is wrong with the judge?

    Actually, "What the heck is wrong with this law that the judge had to rule by?!"

    Under the Japanese Automobile Accident Compensation Act, if a driver is unable to prove they are without fault, they become responsible for damages.

    So if you can't prove you DIDN'T do something wrong, you're liable for damages?! To put it another way, "Marcelito, I say you drove under the influence of alcohol yesterday. Prove that it didn't happen." How do you prove you weren't drunk? A blood test today would be meaningless in regards to your BAC yesterday. The only way you could prove you didn't drive drunk would be if you didn't have access to a car yesterday.

    Having to prove something DIDN'T happen is a sneaky way for courts to collect court costs from innocent citizens.

    Posted in: Driver struck by another vehicle in the wrong lane ordered to pay Y40 million

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    Coming next (and soon!) are cars that read speed limit signs and refuse to exceed that speed.

    Reading the speed limit sign is not necessary. In my car the speed limit is posted alongside the speedometer. It gets this information from GPS and the Navigation Map. Only the side-streets don't display this information.

    Posted in: Self-driving cars hold key to future highway: Google exec

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    Ehh... the producers didn't reveal that information in the program, so it seems to me that Affleck's request was honored. Wikileaks is the one who revealed the information. Am I missing something?

    Posted in: PBS probing Affleck request to omit slave-owning ancestor

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    Don't think I'll be going to the movies this summer - at least not for these. I'm tired of no-imagination stories.

    Bring something new, imaginative

    I say this all the time, "If you're tired of unimaginative stories, then I guess that means you have a better one." Put it on paper and sell it. Otherwise, live with the unimaginative movies.

    Posted in: Sequels multiply in summer movie season

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    I just bought a new Buick with adaptive cruise control. It has sensors at the top of the windshield that monitor a car in front of my car (out to about 100 meters), and monitors the lines painted on the road. It will warn me if I'm crossing a broken line without using a turn signal and will warn me if I'm crossing a solid line regardless of turn signal. If the cruise control is on and the car in front of me slows or stops, the cruise control will slow and/or stop my car accordingly. When the car in front starts back up, the cruise control starts my car back up as well. It cannot detect stop signs or traffic lights, however, so if there's no car in front of you, you still have to be doing the braking. As such, it's a very useful tool on the highway, but it's not very useful in the city.

    Posted in: Self-driving cars hold key to future highway: Google exec

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    Abe is not sincere at all.

    Name me a politician (in any country) who IS sincere. They've all sold their souls to get to where they are.

    Posted in: Abe to visit U.S. World War II memorial in Washington

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    Washington’s Yunel Escobar homered to left with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, then celebrated with a head-first slide into home plate, lifting the Nationals to a 2-1 victory over St. Louis.

    It was the second homer of the season for Escobar, who was supposed to be Washington’s second baseman but is filling in at third while Anthony Rendon is on the disabled list.

    Escobar connected with the first pitch he saw from Carlos Villanueva (1-1), the seventh pitcher for the Cardinals, who had won five consecutive games.

    This was actually not the lead story in this morning's Washington Post. Escobar's home run had to share space with the Capitals' and the Wizards' playoff wins. All three wins occurred within the span of 12 minutes. The National's win capped-off the night's "trifecta" for Washington.

    Posted in: Mets streak hits 9 with 7-1 victory over Braves

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    The TPP talks are not being kept secret at the U.S. government's request. They're being kept secret at the currently existing members request.

    This article seems to have two story lines within it. One is the disagreement between the Administration and fellow Democrats, and one is the attempt by outside agencies like the AFL-CIO to prevent the renewal of the Fast-Track authority that previous Congresses have given the sitting president.

    A Presidential Fast-Track authority was in effect from 1975 to 1994 (the Presidencies of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and the first years of Bill Clinton's Presidency), and from 2002 to 2007 (the Presidency of George W. Bush). Obama is asking for the Fast-Track authority to be renewed - which will probably benefit whoever is elected when this term expires more than it will affect Obama. Keep in mind that the Fast Track authority doesn't prevent Congress from disapproving a trade agreement, it only prevents Congress from modifying the agreement in any manner or filibustering the vote on the agreement. Essentially, Congress is handed an agreement and their only options are to say "Yes" or "No". If Congress says "No", then the President must re-work the agreement with the other nation before submitting it again for approval. This has the benefit of keeping Congress out of the trade negotiation business. Can you imagine a Senator from Washington State (home of Boeing) negotiating a trade agreement with the European Union? How much do you want to bet he'd throw in a requirement that somehow puts Airbus at a disadvantage?

    Posted in: Obama: Democratic critics of his trade agenda are 'wrong'

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    Sadly, maritime laws prohibit arming commercial ships, as even the presence of small arms would change the classification of the ship from "merchant" to "warship". It is this weakness in the maritime laws that give pirates an advantage. A sniper on a tanker could make quick work of anybody in a small boat wielding an RPG.

    Posted in: One tanker attacked in Southeast Asia every two weeks: piracy watchdog

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    The one thing that has been predicted as a result of global warming (for WHATEVER the reason is) by scientists is that ALL weather events will become more extreme. Droughts will become more severe. Storms - rain or snow - will become more severe. This is because as the atmosphere warms-up, it becomes more unstable (meaning there's more vertical activity as the air warms and cools at different altitudes). More instability means higher cloud columns with much more condensed moisture in them. More condensed moisture HERE means less moisture in the air THERE and less chance for rain THERE. If the warming leveled-off, then a balance could be re-established as the evaporation of the oceans catches up and re-distributes the moisture. The droughts would subside, but the severe cloud activity would continue.

    Posted in: Wild weather smashes Australian state for third day

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    Here in Northern Virginia, the franchisee has been giving his/her stores a makeover. Instead of a set menu board, large-screen monitors show the menu along with pictures of whatever is highlighted at that moment. The stores have been refurbished inside and out with dual drive-thru lanes outside and new seating inside. Nationally, the menu has been chopped basically in half, with a lot of the fringe items removed or moved to the "Dollar menu (and more!)" menu. The "and more!" is because there's hardly anything that is still only a dollar at McDonalds.

    Breakfast has been McDonalds' strong suit ever since they started offering it. Other chains are starting to encroach on that strong point, however. Even Taco Bell is now serving breakfast.

    Posted in: Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

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    ^^^ Him too. I was actually disappointed to hear that Billy Dee Williams would not be in the new movie. Besides the characters in the new movie, Lando was the only other "major" character to survive Episode VI.

    Posted in: Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams

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    Cruise still looking good for a guy his age.

    Hard to believe it's been 34 years since "Taps". Cruise has made "a few" movies. LOL.

    Posted in: Cruise wows CinemaCon with look at 'Mission' stunts

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    whats up with blue tarp always, nobody was hurt there.. does police have some secret pact with blue tarp producers?

    If I were to guess, I'd say that the tarps were bought in-bulk and are used anytime they want something to not be photographed by citizens. There's no sinister plot behind this. The next bulk purchase may be yellow tarps.

    Posted in: Camera-equipped drone found on roof of Abe's office

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    Now if only the US Gov had the same guts to stand up to the "yakuza" in their own country, namely the corporates and other rich "business men" that pay the US politicians to do their bidding...

    Sadly, for most of that it's 100% legal... ESPECIALLY after the Supreme Court ruled that "Corporations are citizens just like people are, and must be allowed to donate to the candidate of their choice." There ARE still limits and you'll hear from time to time some campaign donor breaking the rules, but the rules have so many loopholes that it's like trying to stem a tsunami with a plastic bucket.

    Maybe the j government would rather have organized crime without guns compared to the U.S. Which has disorganized crime with guns, murders everywhere.lol

    As opposed to Japan? There must be no murders in Japan, huh? Oh, wait. Just in the top 6 in the crime section today we have:

    http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/body-of-murdered-woman-found-in-ruins-of-house-after-fire http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/man-arrested-for-strangling-girlfriend

    I'll agree with your one statement: There are murders EVERYWHERE, but it's not a "LOL" subject.

    Yaks are bad, m'kay. but the Us government is getting ever more draconian - powers of seizure of assets and similar are excessive. Land of the free no more.

    The seizure of assets is a standard practice worldwide. Where the U.S. stepped over the line was in their battle against drugs and money laundering. Laws were passed to combat drug money where if someone was found with a large sum of cash in their vehicle, that cash could be confiscated without any charges being brought against the driver. In order to get the money back, the driver would have to go to court and prove the money didn't come from illegal sources. Essentially, people were put in the situation where they had to prove something DIDN'T happen. If they somehow managed to prove a non-event, then they STILL would not get their money unless they signed a waiver removing their right to sue the police for taking their funds. What made it worse was the Federal law had a clause in it that made part of the funds confiscated available to the local police force that did the confiscation. (You can see where this is going.) Small-town police forces suddenly had an additional revenue stream! Companies sprang up that trained police forces solely on the Confiscation laws and the techniques to use to cause the person stopped to agree to a car search. On a police car dash-cam, one guy was stopped for some minor thing, and the officer kept asking if he could take a look in the car, to which the driver refused. The officer kept the driver there for AN HOUR after the ticket for the minor thing had been completed, all the while trying to imply that if the driver didn't let him search the car, then he would get in more trouble than just a ticket. To the driver's credit, he continued to refuse. The officer finally gave up and let the driver leave.

    How do I know all this? The newspapers caught wind of the practice and started exposing the law for what it really was. Congress is now looking into how to change the law so that the police don't have an incentive to stop and search anyone they think might have money in the car.

    Posted in: U.S. Treasury freezes assets of Kodo-kai yakuza group

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    This comes shortly after United barred an engineer from flying on one of its planes after he posited that planes could be hacked by a laptop in the passenger cabin. United was concerned he was going to actually try that on a commercial flight.

    Posted in: After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots

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