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  • -2

    KnowBetter

    Funny that it was mainly the old folks who won't be around to see the mess they voted yes for, the dim witted (lack of education) that have no clue why they really voted yes, the racists which have tunnel vision and the DOLE riders that blame everything on anything but themselves.

    If the UK can vote this way, one can only imagine what will happen come election day in the US this year.

    Posted in: More than 2.5 million and rising sign UK petition for new EU referendum

  • 0

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    Well, when China has only spent MOST of its money and effort copying all of the world's super computer companies' intellectual property and technology with no regard for laws, what would you expect?

    Of course I am not shocked that China is where they are now with all the stealing and corruption that goes on in that cesspool of a country but that house of cards is built on a very corrupt foundation which has been showing signs of crumbling apart for the last eight years.

    No matter how you look at it, the whole world is going to feel the collapse of that Chinese house of cards. In fact major cities around the world are already feeling it as their citizens can no longer afford to live in the cities they grew up in as the Chinese buy up all the homes to hide their ill gotten gain thus driving up local prices beyond what anyone can afford. Retirees are being taxed out of their homes as the assessment price of their property more than doubles and they can't afford to pay the yearly property taxes on their fixed retirement pension.

    In the news recently in Vancouver, Canada it now only has five (5!) houses left on the market below one million dollars and what once was a noticeable line of where the one million dollar houses were has been lost to the two million dollar line which has only happened in the last eight to ten years. Coincidence? Only a fool would say so. The corruption of China has been spreading to the rest of the world and now we are all paying for it half way around the world.

    http://bc.ctvnews.ca/1m-line-for-vancouver-homes-has-vanished-off-the-map-research-shows-1.2949581

    Another sign of Chinese corruption in the real estate markets.

    http://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-s-crackdown-on-shadow-flipping-starts-monday-1.2896529

    To top it all off the Chinese government is expanding its military and getting ready for war. Those that deny that are clueless as to the reasons but all one has to do is look into the history books to see that history is yet again about to repeat itself unless something is done quickly to stop it.

    Posted in: China tops global supercomputer speed list for 7th year

  • -10

    KnowBetter

    “The news is so sad and true,” Jennifer Allen said in a statement.

    The dumbest statement EVER!!! It's sad because it's true?!? DUH!!!

    Yelchin “was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning,” she added. “His family requests you respect their privacy.”

    I have no idea what to make of that statement. The 'other news' outlets stated that Yelchin was simply killed because his vehicle had started to roll on his steep driveway and he ended up getting pinned between the car and the base of a mailbox. What collision and in what traffic. Please don't make up crap that didn't happen. It was at best a freak accident IF say the hand brake had been applied and failed. No one knows and won't until an investigation is done.

    Rest in peace Anton.

    Posted in: 'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin dies in car accident

  • 7

    KnowBetter

    That mindset that the Russian government has seems to be one quite common in the country of not giving too much of a damn to how their actions affect others. All one has to do to see how everyday Russians treat each other is to view unscripted youtube videos of driving.There seems to be a high disrespect for others' personal space and safety as if they were stating I am the most important person here. Not all of Russia is like this but enough are that those who aren't either adapt or get crushed. Sad way to live.

    Posted in: State-run doping, thugs: What next from Russia?

  • -1

    KnowBetter

    If it hasn't been said already enough times, make sure that you use a reputable VPN service if you EVER plan on using free (open) unsecured wi-fi networks otherwise you run the risk of having all your data transmissions mined for your personal passwords and financial information out of thin air.

    Posted in: Free Wi-Fi coming to McDonald’s Japan branches

  • 2

    KnowBetter

    Just think, go back in time only 15 years and just say that you were shocked when you googled yourself and got no results. Yeah, people would be looking at you for a TOTALLY DIFFERENT REASON!!! It still makes me laugh when someone says the googled themselves and were surprised by the results. Yea, my head may be in the gutter but can you blame anyone for that?

    Posted in: Googling yourself now leads to personal privacy controls

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    Hmmm, that picture somehow reminds of Wall of Voodoo's 'Mexican Radio' or a screen saver for 'The Matrix'. Either way my eyes are still paying for last night's drinkies.

    Posted in: Wall of phones

  • 7

    KnowBetter

    I worked on the set of 21 Jump Street back in the 80's and Johnny Depp was by far the most mellow actor I have ever worked around. Not saying the phone throwing incident did or did not happen but I'd have to wonder at the state of a person's mind which would go and get married knowing that they were in an abusive relationship beforehand. Also, she got Depp into a load of trouble in Australia forcing the their dogs in on the trip. Pretty sure Depp could have lived without the dogs while filming was going on. The more I think about it, the more I feel sorry Mr Depp.

    Posted in: Depp's estranged wife files domestic violence police report

  • -1

    KnowBetter

    The only 'drills' that should ever be practiced at school, work places and even home are for emergencies depending on your area such as fires, flooding, earthquakes, tsunamis and the like. Terrorism of any sort inside of the USA should be the last thing that children should ever have to deal with.

    I find it odd that the USA spends so much money in other countries trying to stop wars, killing, maiming and suffering and the parallels between aboard and at home are so similar but yet no one in the USA is ever willing to realize it.

    Clearly the whole world looking at the USA and shaking their collective heads in disgust is NEVER going to have any effect. Maybe the world should invade the USA, capture the NRA, the right wingers, gang bangers and other gun nutters and force a new government upon them that blocks civilians from pretty much owning guns and automatic weapons. I wonder if that would make the world a safer place? ;)

    Posted in: U.S. schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills

  • 3

    KnowBetter

    I have NEVER seen sooooooo many cops on the beat in Tokyo. This past five days I couldn't walk a block without passing at least two cops and in some areas they were two to a corner and two or three walking mid block. At Shinjuku Station and around the underground walkways just around Shinjuku alone there must have more cops than all the cops walking the beat in most mid sized western cities. Funny thing was they had their hands full being roving information counters helping tourists and the like.

    Posted in: On patrol

  • 1

    KnowBetter

    Sushiro is always better for quality, freshness and flavour than Kura or Kappa I have found and it doesn't matter at what time of the day you go. Kura can be quite bad later in the evening when the dinner crowd has died down.

    Posted in: Anyone for sushi?

  • 1

    KnowBetter

    What this story fails to mention is while in the short term it appears that the Chinese buyers are helping the local economies THEY ARE KILLING IT FOR LOCALS.

    The Chinese buyers are driving up local prices so that people who were born in the area can no longer afford to live and/or buy and therefore must move out of the area. This in turn creates a problem because anyone just above median income and below for the area can NOT afford to live there. So who will do their jobs when they move out.

    It's not just the younger generations but the older ones too as they will get taxed out of the very homes they have already FULLY paid for because of the ridiculous property value increases and the assessed value which property taxes are charged upon. Remember, seniors are retired and live on a fixed income so if you suddenly double or triple their taxes, how are they going to be able to pay for that?

    Also, the Chinese buyers that buy up all that property DO NOT help the local economy. The property is kept empty, they don't work locally so they don't pay any income taxes. They don't buy anything locally because they simply aren't there but they also buy up every property so the locals can't. It's the same as a swarm of locusts descending upon a lush green valley and eating everything up in site then leaving as soon as they arrived. HOW DOES THAT HELP THE LOCAL ECONOMY?!?

    Posted in: Chinese pouring billions into U.S. real estate: study

  • 3

    KnowBetter

    It's either a game of musical cones or the J-keystone Team practicing for the new 2020 Olympic event, Synchronized Cone Dancing. Note the speaker in the top right hand corner for the music.

    Posted in: Precautions

  • 5

    KnowBetter

    @ Himajin Maybe it will be a new fetish for the unmarried and they can 'play house' and get their freak on by pretending to come home from a long day at work. Then start cooking in the kitchen which turns into more than just the veggies getting a little 'steamed' and hot... Oh jeez, now what have I started?

    Posted in: Gov’t to convert love hotels into regular lodging facilities ahead of 2020 Olympics

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    Aaaaaaawwwwwwww, that's the spot,... right there, yeeaaaah.

    Looks like the Hippo is getting a little WaterPik action on the back teeth. Next maybe a little flossing?

    Posted in: Thirsty hippo

  • 7

    KnowBetter

    Firefighters said there had been a fire at the Kawasaki substation and JR East is investigating a possible link between the fire and the power cut.

    Not to point out the obvious but what are the odds that the two are not connected, pardon the pun?

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  • 0

    KnowBetter

    NOOOOOO, That's not a gingerbread house, it's an oven!!! Get out of there before that wicked witch bakes you!

    Posted in: Sweet house

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    You all do what you're going to do but clearly the 80/20 rule is alive and well here. The world was flat once was it not? This is all a power struggle just like religion and the masses are eating it up due to peer pressure and/or fear. There's a saying "People are stupid, a person is smart". Think about it... alone, for once.

    Posted in: Do you consider global warming just a theory or a proven fact?

  • 7

    KnowBetter

    Here's an idea, lower taxes so people actually have money in their wallets to spend. The more money people have, the more they spend or at least the people in government sure as hell do.

    Posted in: Gov't eyes shopping vouchers, promotions to boost consumption

  • 5

    KnowBetter

    WOW! This story doesn't even mention how Netflix gained such a huge international customer base because of its tech savvy subscribers using VPN to access the US Netflix content and by word of mouth through forums and chat groups which by the way Netflix was well aware of and made Netflix $$$,$$$,$$$. Now Netflix decides that it's going to listen to its content providers and block ALL VPN. Great so if you're using VPN at work or have a tablet and you're staying at a hotel or in a free wi-fi area and you want to watch Netflix, you HAVE TO TURN OFF YOUR VPN security even if you are using a VPN server that is in your country and you are in that same country where your billing address is for your credit card. Netflix took the easy way out and now is starting to pay the price in lost revenue.

    Speaking of price, Netflix is raising the grandfathered pricing for loyal long term customers starting May 9 from $7.99 in the U.S. and Canada to $9.99 if they wish to keep the same plan but are blocking VPN and most Netflix customers have no clue that is about to happen. A lot of Netflix customers are now finding without VPN active that their Netflix service is slower or even stops streaming altogether now because their ISP can see (IP address) that they are watching Netflix and is throttling them. I have first hand experience of this slow crappy service. Content loading takes forever and the image quality is lousy. It takes several page refreshes to get a show or movie to start and then 10 to 15 minutes into it, the image get all pixelated.

    As soon as everyone loses their grandfathered pricing, there will be no incentive for them to stick around. That coupled with that crappy image quality if you're getting throttled by your ISP for watching Netflix and no VPN for security and/or more Netflix content options will see a MASSIVE downturn in Netflix's profit. I predict that people will now get Netflix for a month at a time only when big new releases come out, binge watch them and bail. This probably means most that leave Netflix will only come back for about 4 to 8 months out of the year at max. This will all start to play out starting May 9th as billing cycles start to reflect the 25% higher pricing.

    Posted in: In Asia, Netflix trips on regulation, content, and competition

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