FullM3taL's past comments

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    FullM3taL

    If money was the major motive for scientists, then if anything, we would see more scientific papers deny climate change coz those oil companies would gladly make the money rain in the labs. But the oil companies know a majority of the scientists can't be bought off because they are passionate/concerned and money is not a motivating factor. So instead these corporations make the money rain in Washington as well as on media outlets which promote the view that there is a "debate", when most of the scientific community which looks at the data and does the hard work has already come to the conclusion that climate change is a fact, not a debate.

    Posted in: Planet marks hottest September since 1880: U.S.

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    @StormR

    I do not pay attention to these results from scientists who have their interests and jobs future at stake.

    So do you not go to doctors to take medication when you get ill because, you know, the results of the test are from doctors "who have their interests and jobs future at stake"?

    Personally I didn't think this year was warmer than last and in fact we had higher rain fall so is this in fact proof of global wettning?

    Yeah, because why should we give a damn about accurate scientific data and measurements when all we have to do is look at what you personally think. All these scientists are just wasting their time I tell you.

    Posted in: Planet marks hottest September since 1880: U.S.

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    As much as I sympathize with their cause, they are gonna get crushed. China does not tolerate dissent, nor would it ever risk allowing people to have actual power. Democracy is the biggest threat to the Communist Party's rule, and they will nip the movement in the bud. All I hope for is that this does not turn into another Tiananmen.

    Posted in: Hong Kong activists start 'Occupy Central' protest

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    That was a beatdown. Kudos to Nishikori for the remarkable effort he put in throughout the tournament. The last hurdle proved just one too many. Congrats to Cilic for the win.

    Posted in: Cilic crushes Nishikori to win U.S. Open title

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    While it won't be an entirely necessary signing, Falcao joining United makes a statement. This has been a window we have been dreaming of for ages. Quite extraordinary the amount of talent we have brought in. Way to go Ed Woodward in redeeming yourself. Still think we needed a commanding presence at the back though, either a DM or CD.

    Now, if only we could have cleared the deadwood Cleverley and Anderson.

    Posted in: Man United sign Falcao, Blind on busy deadline day

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    Because he is the hero Japan deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

    Go Chibatman!

    Posted in: Chiba Batman

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    Incredibly sad to see him go. He is such a fantastic player. But the system United play ensured he could not have much impact. Hopefully he will enjoy great success with Dortmund.

    Posted in: Dortmund brings Kagawa back from Man United

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    TEPCO's ineptitude would be hilarious if it wasn't for the disastrous consequences. That this company is still in charge of that fiasco just beggars belief.

    Posted in: Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool

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    @Stuart: I never said India's nuclear weapons were a deterrent against a conventional war. They are a deterrent against nuclear war. During the 1999 conflict, when the situation was threatening to turn into an all-out conventional war, the US and other countries put huge pressure on Pakistan to withdraw troops specifically because there was a risk that the war would go nuclear, with both countries having access to nuclear weapons. And even in that situation India reiterated that it would not use nukes first, whereas several of Pakistan's key figures in government and army repeatedly said they would not rule out a nuke strike first.

    For further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KargilWar#WMDsandthenuclear_factor

    Posted in: Indian PM Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

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    FullM3taL

    India see's it's weapons as a deterrent against it's nuclear neighbors? That's funny since Pakistan and India have remained at war with each other for so many years.

    To correct you, India and Pakistan have gone to war 4 times (1947, 1965, 1971, 1999). There now is a ceasefire in effect and direct hostilities have ceased, though border skirmishes remain quite common. India's nuclear weapons do serve as a deterrent in that the Pakistan knows that any use of nuclear weapons from it's side will evoke a retaliation that will ensure the mutual destruction of both countries.

    Note that India has a "no-first use" doctrine with regards to nuclear weapons. Quoting from Wikipedia:

    India has a declared nuclear no-first-use policy and is in the process of developing a nuclear doctrine based on "credible minimum deterrence." In August 1999, the Indian government released a draft of the doctrine which asserts that nuclear weapons are solely for deterrence and that India will pursue a policy of "retaliation only". The document also maintains that India "will not be the first to initiate a nuclear first strike, but will respond with punitive retaliation should deterrence fail" and that decisions to authorise the use of nuclear weapons would be made by the Prime Minister or his 'designated successor(s).'" According to the NRDC, despite the escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan in 2001–2002, India remains committed to its nuclear no-first-use policy.

    Quite frankly I don't think India is in any position to give up nuclear weapons or accede to demands of banning tests. The situation with India's neighbors remains volatile, and there are rumors that there is going to another military coup (maybe not open but more of a soft one) in Pakistan. Given this precarious situation, India cannot afford to let go of it's most effective deterrence.

    Posted in: Indian PM Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

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    ^ I take into account the fact that in total 6 players on the pitch for United throughout the game have PL winners medals to their name. Welbeck, Chicharito, Kagawa, this team had more than enough firepower to beat Dons. At this point it seems more of an issue of confidence for half the lot and the other half lot simply not being good enough for United.

    I won't judge van Gaal, I don't need to. The guy has won almost every major trophy in Europe. His system will take time to work, as it did in Bayern and Barcelona. 3 defenders can be tough to play, it requires great awareness and athletic ability. Defending spaces is tougher than defending players. Signing Di Maria is a step in the right direction for providing creativity. Hopefully with a couple more signings (we need a defender badly) and better luck with injuries, we will be right up there come the business end of the season.

    Posted in: Man United signs di Maria in record deal

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    FullM3taL

    Man United signs di Maria in record deal

    And gets twatted by MK Dons immediately afterwards.

    From beating Real, Inter and Liverpool in pre-season to breaking the British transfer record fee to being humiliated by a League 1 team, quite frankly it's been a roller coaster these past few weeks as a United fan. Hopefully things can only get better from here.

    Posted in: Man United signs di Maria in record deal

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    Sensible move.

    Posted in: Japan to propose 50% cut in young tuna catch

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    FullM3taL

    Can I also say that the India was the invader as a matter of fact?

    Erm, can I have some of what you've been smoking?

    Posted in: India PM Modi set to visit Japan Aug 31-Sept 3

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    FullM3taL

    In a sign of the volume of such dramas, earlier reports said a Chinese TV extra was cast as a member of the Japanese forces more than 200 times in 2012, sometimes dying on set eight times in a single day.

    Wow. Even Jesus be like "I rose from the dead just once".

    Posted in: China orders 'patriotic' TV series targeting Japan

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    It has been a really long time since I have used the words "justifiable US military intervention". This was just an assessment mission though.

    Posted in: U.S. troops meet refugees on besieged Iraq mountain

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    FullM3taL

    First time I saw him was on "Whose line is it anyway?", and absolutely loved his comedy. So sad to hear this news.

    Posted in: Actor-comedian Robin Williams found dead in apparent suicide

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    According to Ministry of Defense officials, in April of this year Katagiri was transferred from the ASDF to the Ministry of Defense Inspector General Headquarters. As inspector general, Katagiri had been in charge of enforcing sexual harassment prevention protocols.

    I'd facepalm harder, but due to these cases being all too frequent, my nose is now in a somewhat fragile condition.

    Posted in: SDF pilot arrested for taking photos up girl's skirt at train station

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    Wikileaks have been posting some interesting leaked cables by the Israeli government to the US Embassy in Tel Aviv. I think they mentioned on Twitter that the cables were part of what Snowden revealed. One is in reference to Lebanon and the official policy after that war in 2006 about how to respond to threats.

    https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/08TELAVIV2329_a.html

    (OC Northern Command Maj. Gen. Gadi) Eisenkot labeled any Israeli response to resumed conflict the "Dahiya doctrine" in reference to the leveled Dahiya quarter in Beirut during the Second Lebanon War in 2006. He said Israel will use disproportionate force upon any village that fires upon Israel, "causing great damage and destruction." Eisenkot made very clear: this is not a recommendation, but an already approved plan -- from the Israeli perspective, these are "not civilian villages, they are military bases." Eisenkot in this statement echoed earlier private statements made by IDF Chief of General Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, who said the next fight in Southern Lebanon would come at a much higher cost for both sides -- and that the IDF would not hold back.

    https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/08TELAVIV2447_a.html

    Since the Hamas takeover, Israel has designated Gaza as a &hostile entity," and maintained an economic embargo against the territory. Under this designation, decisions on shekels in circulation in Gaza and the territory's economy in general are treated by the GOI as security matters, and therefore are subject to the same high levesl of uncertainty that the GOI uses to keep potential sources of security threat off-balance. Israeli officials have confirmed to Embassy officials on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy functioning at the lowest level possible consistent with avoiding a humanitarian crisis.

    Posted in: Israel declares missing soldier dead as Gaza toll rises

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