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TravelingSalesFeb. 07, 2016 - 04:38PM JST
So Japan's next military export is likely to be a column of sea water?
Posted in: Column of seawater used to receive terrestrial digital broadcasting signals
TravelingSalesFeb. 06, 2016 - 09:34AM JST
A good first step
Posted in: Toei subway line in Tokyo begins offering free Wi-Fi
TravelingSalesFeb. 02, 2016 - 06:38PM JST
The governor of Iowa (and father of the head of the ethanol lobby) said it most clearly:
"He's opposed to the wind energy tax credit. He's opposed to ethanol and biodiesel. And we have tens of thousands of jobs and a lot of farm income dependent on that," Branstad said. "And I know there's a lot of people working in those ethanol refineries and farmers that are not going to vote for somebody that opposes something that's so important to our state's economy."
Posted in: Cruz defeats Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders in tight race
TravelingSalesFeb. 02, 2016 - 05:56PM JST
Very few candidates have been brave enough to oppose the ethanol boondoggle while running in Iowa. This time only one of the 15 candidates did - Ted Cruz - and he was rewarded for sticking to his principles.
TravelingSalesFeb. 02, 2016 - 04:46PM JST
Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the Caliph. Taking him out would be a big step forward.
Posted in: Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria; 86 dead
TravelingSalesFeb. 02, 2016 - 04:41PM JST
What a great night! Rubio & Cruz, I wish they could both win!
And well done Bernie. I hope he gets the nomination. Let's have an honest election with both sides saying what they mean. Usually we get a moderate claiming to be a conservative and a liberal claiming to be a moderate. Let's have a real and unashamed conservative facing a real and unashamed liberal.
I'm loving this election. Can't wait to vote.
TravelingSalesJan. 28, 2016 - 07:36PM JST
Sovereignty is not an issue here. US policy on this has been clear for many years. While we try not to take sides in sovereignty disputes between other nations, even if one or both of those nations are out allies, we will not permit an ally who has de facto control of a disputed territory to be dispossessed of it by force. We support diplomatic solutions to all such problems.
This covers not only Senkakus/Diaoyu, but also Falklands/Malvinas, Quemoy & Matsu, and various Aegean Islands claimed by both Greece & Turkey.
TravelingSalesJan. 27, 2016 - 06:31PM JST
If the underground vaults were air-tight and eternally sealed, I can see the attraction.
Posted in: Public facilities such as hospitals, schools and government buildings could be made completely smoke-free, while restaurants and hotels used by the general public could be required to have separate smoking areas.
TravelingSalesJan. 27, 2016 - 04:28PM JST
Yes, 70 years of whining is enough
Posted in: Are you tired of reading or hearing about the World War II sex slave issue?
TravelingSalesJan. 23, 2016 - 12:12PM JST
The MLIT has been putting out some quite intelligent things recently. See:
Perhaps all hope is not lost for the Japanese bureaucracy.
Posted in: The plan is to bring some abandoned houses and apartments back to the housing market and remove others. It also proposes offering such houses and apartments to low-income earners and child-rearing families.
TravelingSalesJan. 12, 2016 - 10:35AM JST
did it bite?
Posted in: Thief stuffs snake in his pants at U.S. pet store
TravelingSalesJan. 03, 2016 - 01:50PM JST
So now Japan will only be 30 years behind the civilized world, rather than 60.
Posted in: The bill will ban smoking at educational, welfare and medical institutions, and mandate that smoking areas will be separated from nonsmoking areas in other public facilities.
TravelingSalesDec. 15, 2015 - 03:37PM JST
So last week he said he's not even considering it and this week he said he's not considering it for now. What's the difference and which one was the lie?
TravelingSalesDec. 14, 2015 - 03:34PM JST
So in Marine LePen's district she went from 40.6% in the first round to 42.23% in the second. Obviously we're using a new definition of the word collapse.
Posted in: French far right collapses in regional runoff elections
TravelingSalesDec. 07, 2015 - 03:25PM JST
Do they have any policies?
Let me guess "we will sincerely do our best to try hard to promote peace, love & harmony for all people"?
TravelingSalesDec. 06, 2015 - 01:22PM JST
If you break up with a woman, walk away. Don't go to sleep in her apartment. Don't let her come into yours. Don't give her access to your valuable or important items (body parts or otherwise).
Common sense, guys!
Posted in: Woman gets 16 years for killing boyfriend
TravelingSalesDec. 06, 2015 - 12:57PM JST
The police chief in Detroit and several other law enforcement officials have recently said similar things. If you legally can carry, then do so!
Posted in: Liberty University president urges students to arm themselves
TravelingSalesDec. 04, 2015 - 12:42AM JST
So, by that standards, we're supporting terrorists when we let our fellow citizens walk around free because some of them might commit crimes in the future. We should lock everyone up at birth.
Posted in: California shooting rampage leaves 14 dead; 2 suspects killed in gun battle with police
TravelingSalesDec. 03, 2015 - 09:22PM JST
I think ISIS tries to recruit terrorists everywhere. But the fact remains that when those two terrorists drove from Phoenix to Dallas to attack, they didn't succeed as well as other terrorists everywhere, primarily because they got shot before moving more than a couple of feet from their car.
I hope we get these couple of questions answered:
1 Were their GoPro cameras streaming, and, if so, to who?
2 Did the Saudi wife get vetted before she got her visa (all Saudis are meant to) and, if so, how can we sure that the vetting of the Syrian refugees will work better?
TravelingSalesDec. 03, 2015 - 09:07PM JST
Since the wife just arrived in the US, she can't have a green card yet. Therefore it was illegal for her to be carrying a weapon.
By chance, the first armed responder to reach the scene was one of the few civilians to have made it through California's draconian licensing process. While he was too late to stop them, he got there ahead of the police. I wish there had been more like him.
As an aside, this kind of incident always makes me wonder about a point of Islamic theology. While the husband is getting busy with the 72 virgins, what exactly is the wife doing? I know she is legally required to put up with three competitors, but 72 seems over the top.
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Feb. 10, 2016 - 09:48PM JST
Posted in: Tax agency's website hit by possible cyberattack
Feb. 10, 2016 - 09:47PM JST
Bill's sexual indiscretions were irrelevant to his ability to preside
Depends upon who it was with,…
Posted in: Woman who accused Bill Clinton of assault to campaign against Hillary's presidential run
Feb. 10, 2016 - 09:43PM JST
The US has one-third of it's population on welfare; the number of people on food…
Posted in: Yen surges as global market rout continues
Feb. 10, 2016 - 09:40PM JST
@ Ricky Karninski
Although, Australia is going to be a customer for the winner of this…
Posted in: Japan steps up bid to win Australia submarine contract
Feb. 10, 2016 - 09:38PM JST
Further to what we've said about traditional and simplified characters, it's also worth noting that…
Posted in: Kanji Museum to open in Kyoto in June
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