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    Noliving

    Believe it or not but it is not unheard of for married women to give birth to children and not even realize they were pregnant. I have met women who were pregnant who did not have a baby bump, granted it is not common but I'm not surprised that the parents didn't know she was pregnant.

    Posted in: 17-year-old girl arrested over death of newborn infant

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    Noliving

    Can we change this appalling sexist headline. A 27 year-old is not a girl.

    Considering the maturity level of those in their twenties, especially the female sex, in Japan I would say that "girl" is an appropriate word.

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

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    Noliving

    Comprehensive reform is required; this will, though, likely entail a certain amnesty, which is anathema to the Tea Partiers, so it won't happen until after November - if ever, as long as the House remains in their hands.

    The problem is that even if you exclude the amnesty basically what comprehensive reform looks like is that in order for it to be effective is that it is going to be that anyone that comes to the USA for economic reasons will be let in and those that want to bring their families will automatically get to immediately. Outside of criminals it will basically be an open border policy. Because if you don't do that you end up with the exact same problem with economic migrants just crossing the border regardless if they are allowed or not because they want the money.

    Posted in: House OKs bill for crisis on US-Mexico border

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    Noliving

    The biggest item in this bill is for the National Guard to militarize the border. Anyone with any knowledge of the situation will tell you how foolish this is: Like, after transversing a thousand miles atop a train and dealing with people who would kill you as soon as look at you, the presence of people on the border whose job is to take care of you is going to deter you? These kids are apparently already seeking out Border Patrol agents to surrender!

    The reason why the national guard was sent to the border was because the shear number of children giving themselves up to border patrol meant that an enormous amount of border patrol agents were processing these children rather than out on the border patrolling, this left huge gaps on the border, in order to fill those gaps national guard units were sent help patrol the border.

    "Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said that the cartels are taking advantage of U.S. laws, which require special treatment for the children. He said nearly 40 percent of Border Patrol manpower has been shifted to manage the children, leaving the cartels with a free hand to conduct their other criminal activities.

    The cartels purposely cross between ports of entry to tie up Border Patrol manpower, creating holes in our enforcement and facilitating their other lines of business, such as drug smuggling and the smuggling of known criminals into the U.S. Make no mistake, this is big business for the cartels,” Mr. Judd said in testimony he will deliver Wednesday to the House Judiciary Committee.

    Meanwhile, immigration agents who used to focus on fugitive criminals within the U.S. interior have also been pulled off the job and sent to help with processing the illegal immigrant children, according to Christopher Crane, the union chief for interior enforcement personnel."

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/24/dhs-chief-congress-i-cant-explain-surge-illegals/?#ixzz39LRu2q00

    Posted in: House OKs bill for crisis on US-Mexico border

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    Noliving

    If you want to know what happens to a nation's farming industry after one of these corporate trade deals look at Mexico. NAFTA destroyed the traditional farming industry in that country and ended up driving millions unemployed Mexicans north into the US. When a small Mexican village's small farmers went out of business, the local dry good sellers closed, the small banks closed, etc, etc....

    That is false, mexico's agricultural exports to the USA more than tripled since the NAFTA was implemented. In fact before NAFTA the USA ran a $1.7 billion dollar trade surplus with Mexico, they now run a $60+ billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico. Mexico's non oil exports increased by over 300%, and foreign direct investment has increased by more than 14 times since NAFTA.

    Also the imports of corn is yellow corn used to feed livestock while Mexico primarily produced white corn, another point to make is that only around 6% of Mexico's farms are considered efficient/profitable. The real issue with the poor farmers is caused by Mexican corruption, for example Procampo, a government programme meant to provide a minimum income for every farmer, was hijacked years ago by agribusiness, with a big slice of its annual budget of $1.4 billion going to large-scale farmers in the northern part of Mexico. Four-fifths of farmers have fewer than five hectares (12 acres), according to the ministry of agriculture.

    The truth of the matter is that if you're a farmer with 12 acres you were never going to be able compete on a global or even a national scale with or without tariffs on imports, that 12 acres of food is really just for yourself and only yourself. They can't produce enough food for their entire population, not even close. But here is the best part, corn production in Mexico has grown from 18 million tonnes to 24 million tonnes.

    Posted in: U.S. lawmakers warn Japan, Canada on Pacific trade deal talks

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    Noliving

    If subsidies are needed to make a company's product affordable to consumers, then that product should not be produced. Why take part of the taxes I pay to subsidize a car for someone else?

    Well there pretty much goes the entire health care industry and well also the solar power industry.

    Posted in: Japan readies fuel cell subsidies for Toyota's next project

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    Noliving

    What's wrong with the existing ones that have been used for years without (as far as I'm aware at least) any issues such as this?

    Basically the makers are a European company and the EU rules or laws prohibit the exportation of drugs that are to be used in execution and of course the US government can't just steal the patent or design on the drugs as that would violate patent/copyright laws. As a result the US has to come up with new drug cocktails as the supply of the previous, or as you call it existing cocktail, has been depleted. So now the question is if they can't come up with a drug cocktail does this mean they stop all executions or do they move onto old school forms of execution like firing squad, guillotine, hanging, gas chamber, electric chair. There is also debate about whether or not the executed are actually suffering claiming that what you are seeing is just the sedative at work and muscles "spasm" while they are unconscious. I don't know how much truth there is to that though.

    "The EU's uncompromising stance has set off a cat-and-mouse game, with U.S. corrections departments devising new ways to carry out lethal injections only to hit updated export restrictions within months.

    "Our political task is to push for an abolition of the death penalty, not facilitate its procedure," said Barba Lochbihler, chairwoman of the European Parliament's subcommittee on human rights.

    Europe's tough stance has caused U.S. states to start experimenting with new drug mixtures, even though convicts' lawyers and activists argue they increase the risk of painful prolonged death and may violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment."

    The U.S. execution dilemma goes back to 2005, when the EU restricted exports of goods "for the purpose of capital punishment or for the purpose of torture." That ban includes items such as electric chairs and lethal injection systems.

    The drug shortage then started biting in 2010 when Hospira Inc., the sole U.S. manufacturer of sodium thiopental, a sedative that is part of the normal three-drug mixture, stopped production. A few months later, Hospira dropped plans to produce it in Italy because the government there asked for guarantees that it would never be used in executions.

    States in 2011 switched to pentobarbital, but Denmark-based Lundbeck Inc., the drug's only U.S.-licensed maker, faced a public backlash and quickly said it would put the medication off-limits for capital punishment through a tightly controlled distribution system.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/europe-origin-chronic-us-execution-dilemma

    Posted in: Condemned man takes nearly 2 hours to die in botched execution in Arizona

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    Noliving

    Sorry, but nothing - nothing - is going to make things easier for those people.

    Curious Cleo, how do you know that?

    Posted in: Condemned man takes nearly 2 hours to die in botched execution in Arizona

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    Noliving

    Well if your going to keep having these types of results and you want to continue doing executions you might as well bring back the firing squad or the guillotine.

    Posted in: Condemned man takes nearly 2 hours to die in botched execution in Arizona

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    Noliving

    Then what is a solution to the U.S. agricultural industry that depends on 90 percent illegals? The dirty secret that everybody knew was that majority of the U.S. agricultural workers are illegal immigrants. Without them, farmers in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, and Georgia are substantially short of the number of workers they needed to harvest the crop. Despite high unemployment in many of the states, most U.S. residents don’t want such back-breaking jobs, nor do they have the necessary skills. They rather starve then pick lettuce or oranges. Although many Americans believe immigrants “steal” jobs and push down wages, there is little evidence of that. Problem is that there is double standards on immigration enforcement policy on the agricultural industry. Would you rather hire a former welfare recipient who has never worked a day in their lives and has an entitlement mentality?

    The Southern Poverty Law Center explains why farmers in those states won't hire legal workers.

    I suggest you read the entire report on this agricultural industry:

    http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/publications/close-to-slavery-guestworker-programs-in-the-united-states

    Passed off of their research I believe that in fact the farm workers should in fact be deported and at the same time have the H-2 be abolished. Force the farmers to improve working conditions!

    Posted in: Texas governor sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border

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    Noliving

    what can the National Guard do at the border that the Border Patrol is not already doing?

    Isn't that obvious? Increase the number of people patrolling the border immediately. The border patrol is stretched very thin already, what other force government force can immediately aid the border patrol in large numbers, with sophisticated communication, transportation, camera, and weapons to enforce the border? The only government organization that can do that right now is really the national guard. No one is happy with any type of militarization of the border but in this case there is a sudden surge that is taking place in the past few months that require additional personal to be deployed immediately.

    Posted in: Texas governor sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border

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    Noliving

    Difference between a knife and a gun... you can outrun a knife.

    Really you can outrun a thrown knife or a thrown axe?

    You can take self defence classes against knife attacks.

    Guess what you can take self defense classes against gun attacks as well.

    Shotguns for pest control should be locked away with the ammo somewhere else,

    You do realize that shotguns are more lethal than rifles except for maybe big game hunting rifles, and those rifles are way more lethal than AK and AR pattern rifles. If you're going to do pest control a semi-automatic .22lr rifle such as the Ruger 10/22 would be more preferable than a shotgun, especially in an urban environment.

    Posted in: Texas gunman kills 6, including 4 children

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    Noliving

    Thanks, Noliving. An eloquent example of the pro-gun lobby's best thinking. Arrest me now - I have a mackerel in the freezer!

    Thank you and your welcome!

    It's by far the better of two evils. I'd rather see even one of the people he killed still alive, than the current situation.

    Oh I agree but then again what is the point if the attacks are not slowing down? The only time it would make sense is if you were going take such incidents less seriously or just say they are more acceptable because they killed fewer people. And I highly doubt you or anyone else here find the killing of 1 or 2 people more acceptable than the killing of 6 people.

    Posted in: Texas gunman kills 6, including 4 children

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    Noliving

    I'd say that he hadn't had easy access to a gun, those 6 people would not be dead now. Even if he'd tried to kill them with a (eg) a knife, it's doubtful that he could have killed so many.

    I wouldn't be so sure about that, considering the number of articles that you get of Japanese killing their entire families and then themselves, a lot of times with a knife, it is probable that he could have killed that many with a knife. And lets say he would kill less people with a knife, lets say 3 instead of 6, and lets say these type of attacks keep going on and on an on with no slow down. Would you honestly say the situation is anymore acceptable?

    I wouldn't, I would say it is just as unacceptable.

    Posted in: Texas gunman kills 6, including 4 children

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    Noliving

    Says the guy who is trying to redefine English to fit his argument.

    Right....

    It all boils down to one simple fact, that you have been unable to refute - China is about as communist as the DPRK is democratic. You can keep trying to redif one the language all you want, but it just doesn't work that way.

    What are you talking about? There is no simple fact, what it is is you claiming your opinion as fact with no supporting evidence. Besides I already refuted that statement by showing that the political system is almost entirely following the Leninist model of Communism and I also showed that the word Democratic is being used in place of the word Demos, in other words it is another way of saying socialist republic.

    The truth of the matter is this really all boils down to one simple fact, you have been unable to refute my linked sources.

    Posted in: U.S. urges China to let Hong Kong's voices be heard

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    Noliving

    As Chicago is not a walled city with airport-style security at all its entry points, this argument against gun control was stillborn when it was first screamed by the morally bankrupt gun lobby.

    Which begs the question why are the surrounding communities around Chicago not as violent as Chicago? They are not walled communities with airport-style security and they have weaker gun control laws. No one is asking why there is so much "demand" to hurt people in Chicago than there is in the surrounding communities or even the rest of the state or nearby states.

    Posted in: Chicago stunned by outbreak of weekend shootings

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    Noliving

    No, they call themselves communist. Their actions are not communist however.

    Actually Yes and their actions are communist.

    Interesting how even though bgood41 said 'Communist China', you have somehow redefined the English language to mean that he is speaking of the political party that leads China, and not the country.

    Well gee look who just caught up to the slang that is used.

    So now you are providing evidence to back up that the DPRK is democratic.

    In the way you are using the word nope.

    You obviously don't know the tenets of communism,

    I would say I know more about it than you, or at the very least I understand what I do know about the tenets of Communism better than you do.

    China does not follow them

    China follows a lot of the tenants of Communism, does it follow all of them? Of course not, in fact Leninist communism is supposed to be stepping stone to the final form of Communism. You seem to be under the impression that if it doesn't follow all of the tenants it can't be communist.

    It is an oligarchy, not a communist state.

    It is both, all governments in this world are an oligarchy to some degree, there is no escaping that. The USA is an oligarchy and a representative democracy and a republic at the same time. Contemporary governments have made for example the idea that oligarchies and communist states are mutual exclusive ambiguous and or moot.

    Posted in: U.S. urges China to let Hong Kong's voices be heard

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    Noliving

    Then you think the DPRK is democratic.

    Nope....I just think it is absolutely absurd and completely tedious to claim that because someone who says communist china, and it is widely common knowledge the party that rules China is Communist and you yourself know that, but doesn't say the government of China is communist means that you can't figure it out that bgood41 is talking about the government system of China and yet you are miraculously able say this:

    China is about as communist as The Democratic People's Republc of Korea is democratic

    And for that matter, if the name is what defines the country, then it would be even stronger that the DPRK would be democratic

    Sadly you don't seem to understand the context the word "Democratic" is being used even after being provided a link as to why the word "Democratic" is being used in communist country names.

    Democratic is being used to refer to the word Demos and its rare definition meaning The Common People or Masses.

    Here is the link again since you seemed to have missed it:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2009/04/the_undemocratic_peoples_republic_of_korea.html

    Although the North Koreans used the modifier democratic to claim a unique local identity, other countries—like Laos (1975) and East Germany (1949) —had a more specific intention. These weren't bourgeois republics, like those found in Western Europe, but countries organized to serve the demos or common people. So "democratic" was really just another way of saying "socialist republic." Like many other socialist states, they went the way of totalitarianism. Thus we get the seemingly inverse relationship between the use of the word democratic and the actual democratic structure of the country in question.

    So the name could be read as The Common People's Republic of Korea or The Socialist People's Republic of Korea.

    If we go by its actions China's politics/government structure is entirely communist and is pretty much modeled after Lenin's government. Its economic policies are a mixture of communism and capitalism, the government pretty much controls the entire capital/banking system while at the same time owning all of the land and property, there is very little to no property rights in China although this appears to be changing ever so slowly. The real capitalism that exists in China is the creation of private and public companies that are not state owned and even with fact the and big and important companies of China for the most part are entirely state owned enterprises.

    Posted in: U.S. urges China to let Hong Kong's voices be heard

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    Noliving

    No, the comment was on 'Communist China', not on 'the communist government of China'. It's right up there for you to see.

    Right, Communist China means the government of China is Communist. Not exactly difficult to figure out now is it?

    Take for example this statement:

    China is about as communist as The Democratic People's Republc of Korea is democratic

    Seeing as the statement above is not "The democratic government of North Korea" one has to wonder what this person is referring to, are they referring to the system of government that rules North Korea or are they referring to the entire society's culture, economic system, government, medical system, military, etc?

    Are you seriously going to be this tedious Stranger?

    since bgood was referring to the country, and not the government.

    Wow just wow.

    They follow almost none of the tenets of communism, and most definitely not the main tenets.

    So you believe RICHARD MCGREGOR who wrote the following:

    "China Is Communist in Name Only." Wrong. If Vladimir Lenin were reincarnated in 21st-century Beijing and managed to avert his eyes from the city's glittering skyscrapers and conspicuous consumption, he would instantly recognize in the ruling Chinese Communist Party a replica of the system he designed nearly a century ago for the victors of the Bolshevik Revolution. One need only look at the party's structure to see how communist -- and Leninist -- China's political system remains.

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/01/02/5_myths_about_the_chinese_communist_party

    Is wrong in stating that the Chinese government structure is communist?

    China pretty much follows the main tenants of Communism except for the Economic ones and even then they follow some of them.

    Posted in: U.S. urges China to let Hong Kong's voices be heard

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    Noliving

    I never made any claims as to the government

    Oh for crying out loud Stranger, when Bgood41 made his or her comment guess what he or she was talking about? The government. In fact in the following statement you are making claims to the government.

    I said China is as communist as N. Korea is democratic.

    Both of which are forms of government and as I pointed out your comparison doesn't make sense because Bgood41 wasn't calling China Communist because of its official name. So what is the point of bringing up North Korea's official name? The only time it would make sense is if Bgood41 was claiming that China was communist because of its official title.

    The fact is that callings themselves communist doesn't make China communist.

    Agreed.

    If they followed the tenets of communism they would be communist. But they don't, and therefor they aren't.

    But they do in fact follow tenets of communism. Do they follow all tenets of communism? No they do not but then again no one follows all tenets of any ideology. For example because Christians engage in pre-marital sex or lie every once in a while mean they are not christian? Is a serial killer that attends church regular and believes in god make them less christian because they murder people?

    "China Is Communist in Name Only." Wrong. If Vladimir Lenin were reincarnated in 21st-century Beijing and managed to avert his eyes from the city's glittering skyscrapers and conspicuous consumption, he would instantly recognize in the ruling Chinese Communist Party a replica of the system he designed nearly a century ago for the victors of the Bolshevik Revolution. One need only look at the party's structure to see how communist -- and Leninist -- China's political system remains.

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/01/02/5_myths_about_the_chinese_communist_party

    or you believe that the actions define the state, and China is not communist nor is N. Korea is democratic. You can't have it both ways.

    China's political system is very much communist, it dumped for the most part the economic model but the political system is very much the same as the Leninist model of the Soviet Union. Again more of this worthless N. Korea democratic comparison.

    Here is an article that explains why "democratic" is in the North Korean name.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2009/04/the_undemocratic_peoples_republic_of_korea.html

    Posted in: U.S. urges China to let Hong Kong's voices be heard

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