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    Creepy Crawlies

    Posted in: Man reportedly tries to get 9-year-old girl into his car in Chiba

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    It's called cheap labor and higher profits, semperfi.

    Posted in: U.S. food firm apologizes for China 'bad meat' scandal

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    I think a previous poster asked a good question.

    Why not use anesthesia? Then give a very lethal injection that would normally hurt but won't since the person would be under.

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

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    Although it was just after a typhoon passed over, shouldn't all planes have been barred from taking off? Winds and rain were very heavy.

    Posted in: Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

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    Can't really say I'm going to miss 'em.

    Posted in: N Korea threatens to boycott Asian Games

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    Sorry a little off topic but KFC without mashed potatoes is like McDonald's without French fries. I have to agree with bass4funk.

    Bring in a few healthier items and I know parents who would take their kids to McDs. They often say the same refrain, "There's nothing healthy to eat there."

    Also, bring back the McRib. It was really popular ~ I don't know why they took it off the menu.

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    I agree with this legislation. The reality is that many children in Bolivia work with no protection from the law since many are working illegally.

    The country is poor. Many children work due to the necessity of survival for themselves and their family. Just because it's illegal doesn't deter it.

    Posted in: Bolivia legalizes child labor for kids from age 10

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    On a personal note, the specials that they keep coming out with look enticing but the prices they set for them are through the roof.

    The specialty burger I saw the other day had about a 498 yen price tag. It's more than I'm willing to pay. The sets run between 7-800 yen.

    I went with the apx. three hundred and fifty yen Quarter Pounder with Cheese. The price gap is too big.

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    If it turns out that the Russian backed/supported/funded rebels are to blame then move the next World Cup out of Russia.

    Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine

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    I agree with the coach. Brazil has been awesome most of the time and all teams will lose occasionally, albeit this one was a heavy one. Scolari's done so well I don't think it should result with his head on a platter.

    Posted in: 'Nobody will die' says defiant Scolari

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    China. Again and again and again.

    Posted in: Cyberattacks on Japanese gov't sites surge

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    "....8 long paragraphs..."

    Posted in: China starts publishing daily Japanese war crimes 'confession'

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    lachance wrote:

    Just admit it. China is dead in the water. Why do we even have to talk about it?

    You just spent long 8 paragraphs "talking about it!"

    Posted in: China starts publishing daily Japanese war crimes 'confession'

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    No country is really trying to get info or back any of those kidnapped except > Japan.

    Japan has to do what it takes and if unilateral give-and-take is what's required then Japan should go for it.

    South Korea hasn't and won't lift a finger to help get them back. None of the other countries even want to have the kidnapping victims' plight put on the negotiating table (which is understandable).

    So far, the 6 Party Talks have had no success whatsoever against the NK missile tests.

    If North Korea produces no results in giving the Japanese back their people then the sanctions will go right back into effect. Japan should give it a shot.

    Posted in: Seoul warns Japan against going it alone on N Korea

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    I agree with maxjapank. So much is lost in translation. Native to native communication is a lot deeper and can convey more detailed and nuanced instruction to one another.

    As an instructor, there have been so many times I've been able to get my message across smoothly and clearly to people in English by using English expressions, idioms, and analogies that only native speakers can understand.

    No matter how good my Japanese gets I've never been able to easily describe explicitly what it is I'm thinking or want them to do. It's understandable and the point is understood but it's not that deep.

    Try a Japanese coach, Japan.

    Posted in: Japan's soccer chiefs play hardball with Aguirre

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    Samurai Japan

    Posted in: Lawmaker bawls at press conference over his use of public funds

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    I know this is very hard but I really wish they'd find some way to demarcate and create a Palestinian state.

    Then make Jerusalem into a multi-cultural safe haven and open city for both Muslims and Jews.

    God I've been hearing about the Jewish-Palestinian problem non-stop for the past 40 years.

    Posted in: Palestinians say Israeli extremists killed teen

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    The NK restart of the abduction talks is a ploy to garner leniency for their pre-planned missile launches. Little Kim also probably has a few more UN/US/Jpn defying acts coming up. Nasty little country. Don't trust it.

    Posted in: Japan says N Korea missile launch violates U.N. resolution

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    What difference does it make if it's the only party?

    Posted in: More than 1.5 million joined Chinese Communist Party in 2013

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    I think Pakistan needs to worry more about Afghansitan, Waziristan and the extremists in their own country than worrying about India.

    Maybe sheltering Al Quaida and the Taliban all these years is beginning to backfire on Pakistan.

    Posted in: Gunmen open fire on jet landing in Pakistan, killing one passenger

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