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    albaleo

    Damn these liberals and their pesky facts!

    I didn't know us liberals had any facts, pesky or otherwise. Scientists on the other hand...

    Posted in: All references to Australia removed from U.N. climate report over tourism fears

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    albaleo

    "China’s Communist party mouthpiece"

    I recall a lecture at uni in the 70s about journalistic phrasing. Bias much?

    Posted in: China says Nanjing more worthy of remembrance than Hiroshima

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    albaleo

    I'm glad to have seen this moment. In some ways, it all seems so stupid that we make such a fuss about what happened 70 years ago. And yet we seem bound by our roots and prejudices. I admire Obama him as a genuinely good and strong guy. Let good and strong guys rule!

    Posted in: Obama visits Hiroshima to ponder 'terrible force unleashed'

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    albaleo

    The idea of a "Union of Concerned Scientists" worries me.

    My understanding of the purpose of science is increasing our knowledge of the physical world, warts and all. A thrown stone obeys the laws of gravity irrespective of who threw it. It has no motive, and science should have no motive or concern beyond increasing our knowledge. Isn't what we do with that knowledge just as relevant to concerned butchers or concerned ballerinas as it is to scientists?

    Having said all that, it doesn't explain why all references to Australia were removed from the report. I'll blame bad journalism for my lack of understanding. Quotes from Greenpeace and the like don't constitute knowledge.

    Posted in: All references to Australia removed from U.N. climate report over tourism fears

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    albaleo

    President Nixon "lost" 15 minutes of tape and was impeached.

    @kabukideath The impeachment proceedings against Nixon were not specifically about erasing tapes. They were, among other things, about a cover up of the Watergate break-in. (There were also attempts at impeachment for tax evasion and illegal bombing of Cambodia.) He was never impeached. He resigned before things reached that stage and was later pardoned.

    @Tokyo-Engr Thanks for the posts. It's nice to read some non-partisan comments on this.

    Posted in: Clinton email server broke government rules, watchdog finds

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    albaleo

    CO2 per person means nothing, it is the total metrics in a year that count for the climate

    It matters a lot if you want to implement effective measures for reducing total CO2 output. Or are you suggesting that developing countries are offered a choice of remaining poor or spending huge amounts of money on renewable energy that isn't really effective yet? I think the alternative to Japan or other developed countries building new coal plants would be those countries building their own with less efficient technology.

    Posted in: NGOs slam Japan for investing abroad in carbon-polluting coal

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    albaleo

    management vision

    Is that about looking to cover your backside?

    Posted in: Hitachi launches new global brand campaign

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    albaleo

    Financing new coal plants and coal development in the era of dangerous climate change is blatantly reckless

    And yet the developing countries in which these coal plants are being built will still produce less CO2 per person than each of the G7 nations.

    Posted in: NGOs slam Japan for investing abroad in carbon-polluting coal

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    albaleo

    Last Halloween, I was partying in Shibuya. There thousands of police. For what? This is Japan. Halloween revelers are not rowdy. There were only 3 arrests over a 2 day period

    You're basically making takeda.shingen's point. Did you never consider the good behavior might have been partly due to the police presence?

    Posted in: Police bolster 'soft target' security for G-7 summit

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    albaleo

    But at the time, most of us thought it was right.

    I guess there are no accurate stats for that. I remember sitting in a bar in Osaka with a Vietnam vet and another American guy who had run off to Canada at the time. The vet told me that he wasn't brave enough to have done that.

    Posted in: Obama lifts arms embargo on Vietnam

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    albaleo

    Nah, would really be a shame to deprive the children of something they all love.

    But it would probably save Wc626's parents some money.

    (Just kidding)

    Posted in: Japan is getting its first full-scale Legoland amusement park

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    albaleo

    Oh my bad. I stand corrected

    There are two or three amusement park "imports" from the US, and a huge number of others that have little or nothing to do with the US. Or don't they count?

    And while we're on the subject, why does Disney constantly rip off other countries' children's stories? :-)

    Posted in: Japan is getting its first full-scale Legoland amusement park

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    albaleo

    @YuriOtani

    I find your comment upsetting. I'm a strong supporter of gun control, and despise racism. But to characterize Americans in that way is despicable. It is quite different from the opinion of Americans I've developed. Shame on you!

    Posted in: Florida killer's gun sells for $250,000

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    albaleo

    by sparkling in meant lambrusco, spumante etc.

    Nostalgia moment. Those names conjure up images of presents for a girlfriend's mother.

    Posted in: Japan tipped to become largest market for sparkling wines in Asia-Pacific over next 5 years

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    albaleo

    The only people in the world LOONY enough and VIOLENT enough to want guns in their society are the Americans.

    Not so. There are plenty of people in my country that would like to have guns. That's why we make them very difficult to own.

    Posted in: Gun rights group NRA endorses Trump for president

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    albaleo

    Mountaineering is a major revenue-earner for impoverished Nepal

    But not for this woman, it would seem

    Sherpa, who works as a part-time housekeeper in the United States

    Anyway, a great photo of what looks like a strong and beautiful woman.

    Posted in: Nepali woman beats own record for most Everest summits

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    albaleo

    I don't suppose anyone is going to comment on the fact that he lived to 96, and that he was a Christian Scientist

    Probably not. Joan Crawford was a Christian Scientist and died age 73. What does that tell us? That talking to horses is better for you than being a Christian Scientist? I don't think so.

    Anyway, he made me laugh as a kid. Fond memories.

    Posted in: Alan Young, star of 1960s sitcom 'Mister Ed,' dies at 96

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    albaleo

    and smithinjapan's god of tennis, Nishikori in the SFs

    That's unfair. I heard he was under the weather and feeling tired. Nishikori, on the other hand, is raring to go.

    Anyway, why don't we have a go at Murray? What a mess he looks with his tennis shoes that look like they were bought at Asda. And he's so dull in interviews. And he has lines all over his face. (That's three reasons already why I love the guy.)

    Posted in: Djokovic confronts greatest challenge at French Open

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    albaleo

    @englisc aspyrgend

    You're right. I'm not so good on details like that. That's why I would never have made a good lawyer. :-)

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