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    Laguna

    I prefer to spend the billions on good paying careers and technology advancement over freeloading lifelong welfare program.

    Totally agree, Mark. Pentagon boondoggles are way out of control. Much of their funding should be shifted to NASA.

    Posted in: Unmanned supply rocket heading to space station explodes at liftoff

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    Laguna

    You've climbed to the top? I don't think so. You'd be toast.

    Agreed. Climbed two-thirds to the summit with a friend when we were young and crazy (20 years ago), and we barely made it down. Gas erupting from everywhere, deep gullies from the ash down to the bedrock, and occasional projectiles. I'm amazed my girlfriend at the time still agreed to marry me.

    Posted in: Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study

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    Laguna

    You've climbed to the top? I don't think so. You'd be toast.

    Agreed. Climbed two-thirds to the summit with a friend when we were young and crazy (20 years ago), and we barely made it down. Gas erupting from everywhere, deep gullies from the ash down to the bedrock, and occasional projectiles. I'm amazed my girlfriend at the time still agreed to marry me.

    Posted in: Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study

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    Laguna

    Ha ha! Teach ethics from textbooks! Reminds me of that Dilbert cartoon in which the participants of an ethics seminar promised to write positive reviews of the presenter in return for his allowing them to skip the seminar. Couldn't find that exact cartoon, but this is similar in spirit: http://lynn-a.blogspot.jp/2013/07/cartoon-of-day.html

    Nope. Ethics comes from a good upbringing, a just society, and a diverse education. That's all.

    Posted in: Officially certified textbooks should be introduced to improve moral education, which is important to prepare children for social life.

  • 3

    Laguna

    Cumo eased the restrictions in NY so that people can "stay" at home and not be forced. If he thought of running in 2016, he just blew it.

    Alpha, have you seen photos of the tent in which the nurse is quarantined? Imagine building ten thousand of those, or a hundred thousand, for a populace which statistically poses no real danger and can be, more or less, quarantined safely in their own homes.

    Perhaps Christie can close some bridge on-ramps and build an Ebola tent village there.

    Posted in: White House questions new Ebola rules; nurse plans to sue

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    Laguna

    That'll get you nowhere, man. This is Japan!

    Posted in: Thinking man

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    Laguna

    Raymond, I'm not so worried about China. They'd just take any suspected carrier behind the barn.

    Posted in: Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm

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    Laguna

    On the bright side, in such an event, school would definitely be canceled!

    Posted in: Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study

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    Laguna

    Poor guys. They have no idea what the whole casino deal is about: making more money for those who already have money. It is politics, after all. There is absolutely no way that Tohoku (or Okinawa or any other region) can compete with Kanto or Kansai. You'd have a better chance playing slots.

    Posted in: Lawmakers in tsunami-hit region eye casino to hasten recovery

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    Laguna

    going to an onsen/hot spring (“Since we can’t go in together, what’s the point?”)

    Two kanji apply here: 混浴.

    Posted in: Worst date ever! Japanese ladies reveal the top five date ideas to avoid

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    Laguna

    This just in:

    Man whose sudden hatchet attack kills no one garners twice as many JT comments as man who kills two sheriff deputies during a series of shootings spanning six hours across two California counties using an AR-15-type assault weapon.

    Hmm. Wonder why?

    Posted in: Man attacks New York police with hatchet

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    Laguna

    Marcelo Marquez? Oh, thank God. For a minute, I thought we should all panic due to terrorism, but it turns out to be run-of-the-mill gun violence. Move along.

    Posted in: Suspect arrested in death of 2 California sheriff's deputies

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    Laguna

    " Jihadist attack?" Now, I ain't sayin' it's not, but I ain't sayin' it is as there so far has been zero indications that it was nothing more than the lone actions of a psychologically disturbed drug abuser. If he had been Christian, would you accuse him of being a "Crusader"?

    Posted in: Canada shooter planned to go to Syria: police

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    Laguna

    So, one guy shot and killed another in Canada, and society goes crazy. On average, 32 Americans are murdered with guns every day. What's the difference between this and the other several dozen shootings that presumably happened that day? "This was TERRORISM!" those easily spooked would say.

    If this guy was a terrorist, he must of been at the bottom of his class at Jihadi school. To terrorize, you need to sustain a long-term plan which eliminates the feeling of security of the populace with the goal of the populace finally giving into your demands in exchange for a return to normality. The shooter was in Ottawa to apply for a visa, indicating his rampage was likely spur of the moment. I'm sure the proper authorities are checking up on his background but also that they do not worry to much that this is the beginning of a sustained campaign - rather, this was a spontaneous action by a nutjob. Happens every day, and we don't call it terrorism unless the perpetrator is Islamic.

    Take, for example, Byron Williams, who had a deep hatred of liberals and liberal organizations. He was on his way to two of these organization with his car loaded with numerous guns and a suit of body armor when he was stopped by the CHP while speeding and weaving in and out of traffic; a subsequent altercation with the CHP left four officers hospitalized with gunshot wounds. Williams told officers he had been hoping to start a right-wing revolution by killing “people of importance” at two liberal organizations. This was clearly planned and intended to be sustained - a campaign of terror against liberals. He was later convicted of murder but not of terrorism; in fact, there was no discussion of terrorism at all.

    Of course, Williams is a white Christian. Imagine if he had been Islamic.

    http://blog.sfgate.com/crime/2014/03/12/the-chp-a-right-wing-gunman-and-glenn-beck/

    Posted in: Canada shooter planned to go to Syria: police

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    Laguna

    He said China is a great country and hopes that learning the language will help him learn its culture.

    Agreed; their government, though, is atrocious. Good on him for learning his spouse's grandmother's native language. Chinese is not easy, particularly the pronunciation.

    Posted in: Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

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    Laguna

    Reminds me of that scene from "The Man with Two Brains":

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3r4rS0yzQ1M

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

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    Laguna

    The Dems are not running on their record, so Plan B is the well-coordinated smear campaign.

    I agree to a point. Democrats should be full-voiced in defense of the ACA, for example, if only to counter Republicans like McConnell who pretend that it can be eradicated "root and branch" while those newly insured will somehow be spared. In a sense, I almost hope for a Republican victory in the Senate just to see how they would round this square.

    Posted in: Clinton says women's rights under assault by Republicans

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    Laguna

    I had no idea the Dems were at the forefront of Black emancipation and liberation.

    For once, your ignorance landed on the correct side of the coin toss: It was the Republican Party that endeavored to fight for equality in the States. That was over a hundred years ago, though, and any observant human has noticed that constituencies have flipped during that time. That you continue to discuss "Black emancipation" (with a capital "B") displays this.

    The bigger point is that your tone-deafness indicates that you just don't get it, and neither does the GOP. They might squeak out a majority in the Senate this year due to electoral issues, but would then lose it in 2016 - along with the next presidential election.

    Posted in: Clinton says women's rights under assault by Republicans

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    Laguna

    B4f, your comments are not copied from an Onion article, are they?

    Not as long as Dems and liberals constantly bring up ludicrous statements about race and women, we will never move forward.

    Shh. Just like the "golden age" preceding the Civil Rights era: Don't talk about it and it doesn't exist.

    Actually, they suffer because the Democratic policies have sucked them into a perpetual cycle of governmental dependence.

    ("They" means the undeserving - those women and minorities who make up a pittance of those who benefit from government programs.) We could also lump those good-for-nothing old people in there.

    Late term abortions, I think so.

    If we have to reduce the number of abortion clinics in Texas to four to do so, that certainly wouldn't be an undue hardship to women, would it? They can just take a vacation!

    As for voter ID, funny that Texas allows a gun license but not a college ID. Then again, one type is far more likely to vote Republican. Which might that be?

    Posted in: Clinton says women's rights under assault by Republicans

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    Laguna

    (Gonna keep this news away from my daughter. She'd be apt to say, when I scold her, "Well, at least I don't run off and join the ISIS!")

    Posted in: FBI: Denver teenage girls may have tried to join jihadis

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