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    Scrote

    What is Tsipras' plan if he gets his "no" vote?

    If he wants Greece to continue using the Euro he can do that, but he will not be able to get any more loans and will be forced to balance the budget immediately. Thus, he will have to make the cuts he said he wouldn't make. This could be good for Greece in the long run in forcing them to live within their means, but in the short term it will be harsh.

    The alternative is to issue a new currency and carry on as before with tax avoidance and extravagant spending.

    Which will Tsipras choose?

    Posted in: Greek PM urges 'No' vote to 'live with dignity in Europe'

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    Humans are also members of the great ape family, so technically the algorithm isn't incorrect.

    Posted in: Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas'

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    If there is evidence of a crime the police should prosecute, regardless of what the victim wants. I'm not sure why they allow this gangster to roam freely anyway.

    Posted in: Domestic abuse charges dropped against Ai Kago's husband

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    I believe one of the LDP's proposed constitutional revisions is an end to the freedom of expression, replacing it with a Chinese-style responsibility not to cause "trouble", i.e. not to oppose the government. If Abe does condemn Onishi it is not for the sentiments he expressed, which Abe and many others in the LDP share, but for spouting off in an uncontrolled manner.

    Posted in: Okinawan news editors lash out at LDP calls for press curbs

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    The Turkish "security measures" no doubt include arming IS and stopping any support from reaching the Kurds.

    Posted in: Turkey seeks to calm speculation over Syria invasion

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    Whatever happened to the Saudi airstrikes against IS? We were told they were part of the coalition, but that was always a lie as the Saudis support IS. Instead, the Saudis illegally bomb civilians in Yemen. When Israel was attacking Gaza the BBC news night after night focused on the plight of Gazan civilians, the subtext being that Israel should be condemned for what it was doing. Now that Saudi Arabia does the same thing the BBC is silent, not a word to be said.

    Why isn't Saudi Arabia on the US list of terrorist-supporting nations? They fund and participate in the destruction of the World Trade Centre, they fund IS in Syria and Iraq and now they bomb civilians in Yemen. What more does it take to get on that list?

    I'd like to see the Saudi palaces bombed to rubble, just to give them a taste of their own medicine. Saudi Arabia is the hub of evil and must be stopped.

    Posted in: Saudi strikes hit homes, markets in Yemen: rights group

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    "You should not commit suicide because you are afraid of death"

    Juncker equates a "no" vote with committing suicide, so a "yes" vote must mean death, albeit a slow, tortuous one as creditors pillage the country and steal pensions to pay French and German bankers.

    Posted in: Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked

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    "I say to the international community that whatever price must be paid, we will never allow the establishment of a new state on our southern frontier in the north of Syria," Erdogan said Friday.

    But the crook Erdogan was happy to sit by and do nothing whilst his Islamic State friends did exactly that.

    If Turkey intervenes in Syria to support IS heavy sanctions should be imposed immediately.

    Posted in: Turkey holds security meeting; speculation on Syria action

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    "Available in more than 100 countries" is not the same as global. Are they limiting access to some countries and, if so, why?

    Posted in: Apple bets on radio splash in streaming bid

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    It's strange that Japanese shares should fall because of what is happening in Greece. Exports and trade with Greece must be a miniscule source of revenue for Japanese companies, so why the price fall?

    Perhaps the recent growth in Japanese share prices is not due to any significant change in the underlying profitability or prospects of Japanese companies, but is simple a bubble created by talk of Abenomics. Given that Abenomics is based on the same approach as Greek economics (borrow and spend as much as possible), perhaps people see the developments in Greece as a premonition of future events in Japan.

    Posted in: Nikkei drops to more than 1-week low as Greek crisis batters global markets

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    I'd like to see a breakdown of the costs to see clearly where the increases have occurred. Crooked politicians simply say "labour and material costs have soared", but I don't see many construction workers driving around in luxury cars and the government's own labour survey doesn't show a huge increase in construction worker salaries. Material costs may have increased, but to nothing like the extent suggested by the rise in the cost of the stadium.

    The real reason for the rise in costs is the need to pay gangsters. Of course, those gangsters also make donations to certain politicians who cannot be named here.

    As for the stadium being a legacy: after the games it will be mothballed and rarely, if ever, used again whilst it falls to pieces. Just like so many other stadia in Japan.

    Posted in: Olympic stadium to cost Y252 bil, sports minister says

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    Asset prices are rising as people move out of government bonds. Around here property prices have also risen quite a lot over the past couple of years. Don't leave too much money in the bank because mugAbenomics will surely see it worth no more than toilet paper before too long.

    Posted in: Japan's back-sliding on fiscal reform puts BOJ in bind

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    These price increases will, according to Abe, help the economy to recover. I think Abe needs to explain more clearly how that works as I'm confused as to how paying more for chocolate will lead to economic revival.

    Posted in: Prices of chocolate, sauces, bread, other items to rise

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    Finding sufficient spectrum will be the main problem, and this also applies to WiFi.

    Posted in: Get ready for the world of 5G

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    The Ryukyu Shinpo and Okinawa Times are not the only newspapers available in Okinawa: the LDP propaganda rag the Yomiuri is also on sale, as are other papers. At the moment the Okinawan people are free to choose what to read.

    The LDP, and Abe in particular, cannot stand any form of dissent. This is why Abe's friends, including nutcases such as Hyakuta, call for the destruction of any media that dares to publish opposing views to their own. It's worrying that Hyakuta was seen as a suitable person to serve on the board of NHK, yet it also explains why that organisation is little more than an LDP mouthpiece these days.

    In theory the press are still free to publish what they like. In practice the LDP issues veiled threats to stifle criticism. Abe is learning from despots such as Putin that control of the media helps in achieving political aims. Next, the LDP will introduce some form of media licensing that will close down any opposing voices. It will be unconstitutional, but that won't stop Abe.

    Posted in: LDP comes under fire over anti-newspaper comments

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    Yet more attacks funded by Saudi Arabia. It's time that country was told to stop funding terrorists, or be bombed to dust.

    Posted in: Suicide bomber kills 27 at mosque in Kuwait

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    However, both courts deemed that the two laws were not in violation of the constitution, ruling that the legislation helped to prevent paternity disputes and therefore had a reasonable aim.

    Whether the aim of the legislation is reasonable or not has no bearing on whether a law is constitutional. It astonishes me when Japanese courts use illogical, irrational arguments to maintain the status quo. Paternity disputes are easily settled these days using DNA analysis.

    The fact is the law illegally discriminates against women and must be struck down.

    Posted in: Top court to hear arguments on Civil Code articles on remarriage, surnames

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    It looks like it's all over, finally. I can't see the IMF getting their money next week, and rightly so. The IMF "bail out" of Greece was simply a ruse to protect French and German banks and was not aimed at helping Greece at all. Lagarde should resign, although it was her crooked predecessor who started the shambles.

    Posted in: No deal for Greece, creditors; top-level talks to resume Saturday

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    Isn't it strange that various retaliers have responded to the church murders by banning the sale of the confederate flag, yet many of those same retailers still sell guns? Talk about missing the point.

    Posted in: 2 victims of Charleston massacre mourned as battle rages over flag

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    Park knows that her father took the compensation money from Japan and used it for other purposes. Perhaps she even inherited some part of it. So instead of demanding Japan make reparations she should dip into her own pockets and pay back the money her father stole.

    Posted in: S Korean 'comfort women' to file $20 mil lawsuit in California

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