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    Farmboy

    So we can look forward to poor service by friendly people who don't know anything? Nice...

    Posted in: United offers up to $100,000 if workers leave

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    From what I can see, it is very questionable that the people we are training are going to be on our side after they are trained. They are against Assad, I think, but that doesn't mean they are on our side. Both these folks AND Isis appreciate our well-made weapons, though.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/15/who-are-these-moderate-syrians-obama-wants-to-pit-against-isis.html

    Posted in: Top general: U.S. ground troops possible in Iraq

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    “To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president,”

    It's very generous of us to provide advisers - how to cook, how to make money, how to dress, how to macrame - we have so much to teach.

    Posted in: Top general: U.S. ground troops possible in Iraq

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    Farmboy

    Oh good! A chance to dump more perfectly good software that won't be compatible with the new operating system, and to throw away some perfectly good computers for the same reason.

    Posted in: Microsoft to introduce new Windows software September 30

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    Well, I like the idea that everyone is responsible for their own trash ... on mountains, at beaches, at lakes, in the forest. It builds a sense of responsibility for one's environment. The only trouble is that it doesn't work... anywhere.

    These places need more places to dump trash, and someone - the city, the prefecture, hired help - to pick up after the least responsible people and to empty the trash.

    Posted in: Large amount of trash and waste left on Mt Fuji

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    Farmboy

    Do the Bengal tigers complain about the third take?

    Posted in: Japanese male porn stars rarer than Bengal tigers, actor says

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    The Queen made a comment about thinking carefully, and the media are overanalysing it, trying to find hidden meaning.

    Posted in: Queen hopes Scottish voters 'think carefully' before vote

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    Koh Tao is a pretty small place for that kind of crime. Very sorry for the victims, friends, and family.

    Posted in: 2 British tourists found murdered on Thai beach

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    Take a look at the house in the article below .. the damage looks real enough to convince me it's a problem.

    http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/man-made-earthquakes/

    Posted in: Shaking from injection-induced earthquakes

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    I just have a feeling that they interviewed a bunch of dropouts who did so for various reasons, and asked how often they smoked cannabis. Then they determined the cause by working backwards, resulting in nothing that really means anything, because the true cause may have been any number of things, including the cannabis, like having a bad home life, being kicked out of school, being bullied, having medical problems, etc.

    I think it's unlikely that daily cannabis users would self-identify beforehand, and that the researchers could follow what they did, whether they attempted suicide, and all that. This, however, would be the only way to more accurately determine causation, and even then, life is complex, and some behavior tends to clump together.

    Posted in: Daily cannabis smokers risk health, wellbeing and achievement

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    Whatever else one says about the Prime Minister, he has steadfastly been involved in the abduction issue. I do think relaxing sanctions beyond a certain point will be difficult, because the U.S. is sure to lean heavily against it, but we'll see what happens, and if the North Koreans really follow through. My guess is that they won't, but it was kind of weird that they came forward and admitted that they did the abductions at all at a time when Japan wasn't really pushing the issue. We'll just have to wait and see.

    Posted in: Abe says he won't back down until all N Korea abductees accounted for

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    He can but he shouldn't, except in the case of an imminent attack. The U.S. people need to have a say, and Congress is the only way to get it.

    Posted in: Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

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    So... I thought Mr. and Mrs. Clause lived near the North Pole with their elves and reindeer, and now I find out that there are many Mr. and Mrs. Clauses. Is it a group marriage? Where are the elves? Has Rudolph gone missing? Oh dear, or deer...

    Posted in: 18 Santas arrive in Japan a little early to spread yuletide cheer

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    Nakayama was quoted by police as saying he desperately needed money.

    I'm sympathetic about needing money, but ....scissors?

    Posted in: Man injures woman with scissors in failed robbery attempt

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    This is pretty amazing stuff. AMD affects a lot of people... it would be great if this kind of thing could work.

    Posted in: Japan carries out world's first iPS stem cell implant surgery

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    K threatens japan with a statement it will be consumed in nuclear flames,

    In North Korea, they threaten to have some country consumed in nuclear flames almost daily. It's like a greeting, "How are you?" or "Have you eaten?" People kept misunderstanding and think it's aggressive or something...

    Posted in: Japan, U.S. discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo

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    Farmboy

    Swami Vas,

    I really think you need to take a more specific look at the TPP, though many of the negotiations are being kept from the public, so it isn't completely possible.

    The following article is over the top as to tone (and misspells lose as loose) but brings up some of the key reasons not to support the agreement in spite of that. http://www.change.org/p/defend-food-sovereignty-and-trade-justice-stop-the-tpp-free-trade-agreement

    This article is less over the top, and focuses on the medical side of the issue: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-j-easterling/united-against-the-secret_b_4339742.html

    Posted in: U.S.-Japan group calls for completion of TPP pact

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    I was bitten by dengue-carrying mosquitoes countless of times and never got infected.

    If you never got infected, then those mosquitoes weren't carrying dengue. Most of those tiger mosquitoes are just plain annoying insects that bite. They have to bite someone with dengue to carry the disease.

    Posted in: No. of dengue fever cases stands at 104 in 15 prefectures

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    Oh, I don't think so. I think for the next 2 election cycles, Dems are virtually overlooked.

    Well, Christie is less weird than some of the other Republican choices, who are clearly space aliens, but he's from New Jersey, and one look at that state would scare away anybody.. Bush the 2nd, well, you know... I'm not sure Obama will leave him any uninvaded countries to play with, anyway.

    Hillary can read and stuff.

    Posted in: Obama says U.S. will attack IS inside Syria for first time

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    Farmboy

    <http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29152028 >

    Sorry, I didn't make the link properly in the previous message, and I meant to write that the , "Ozone hole has stopped getting bigger, but it will be at least 10 years before it STARTS to shrink. Still, any improvement is good.

    Posted in: Scientists say ozone layer is recovering

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