dcog9065's past comments

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    dcog9065

    What an unspeakable crime..

    I'm thinking that one precaution that could be implemented is a locked autopilot system for planes during the cruise phase, that requires authorisation from both pilots and the ground to override. All plane disasters are caused by human error, time to start taking this deficiency seriously

    Posted in: Co-pilot appears to have intentionally crashed plane, says French prosecutor

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    The military parade is too heavily politicised and would obviously be used as a major propaganda tool by the Chinese, so I think it would be a big mistake for Abe to go.

    Posted in: Abe expected to skip China's Victory Day parade

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    I wonder how much money they were actually making? I've heard that boy and girl bands see virtually nothing of the money they make and it's mostly taken by the labels.. Although I guess they'd be getting a load of stuff for free

    Posted in: One Direction says Zayn Malik has left the group

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    Waste of money, the whole point of avoiding underground cables is that they're expensive and harder to repair after damage. Considering Tokyo gets hundreds of earthquakes each year, it's not even really that logical

    Posted in: Tokyo considers removing overhead power lines in run-up to 2020 Olympics

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    Even though the US military presence and bases on Okinawa virtually guarantee their safety, I can understand their concern as Okinawa now also becomes a prime military target in any conflict

    Posted in: U.S. base dispute worsens as Tokyo refuses to bend

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    It'll change at some point, in movies and US TV I hear metres and kilometres used fairly often recently, and doesn't the US military only use metric units?

    Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system?

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    Maybe they're trying to rein in expenses. Maybe he should raise taxes so that us taxpayers can pay for his visit to his wife's restaurant, or not

    Posted in: Michelle Obama tells Abe: 'Let's do lunch'

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    As long as there are women willing to do it, I think it's fine

    Posted in: What do you think of beauty contests such as Miss Universe and Miss World? Are they anachronistic in this day and age?

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    he talks about getting more women in management, but can't even make time to support his wife

    @jerseyboy: I would think the whole point of encouraging women to work is to make themselves able to support themselves, rather than rely on their husbands. I'd also prefer it if the PM wasn't going to Izakayas to give patronage to his wife's business

    Posted in: Michelle Obama tells Abe: 'Let's do lunch'

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    What a tragedy, especially at a museum where one would usually assume a brutal cowardly attack like this could never take place

    Posted in: Japanese victims of Tunis museum attack identified

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    Ahh Mrs Abe, from daughter of a confectionery magnate to wife of the PM. What a gilded life she's lived

    Posted in: Michelle Obama, Akie Abe announce plans to support girls' education

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    That's good on the daycare centre to protect the child and take quick action against this guy

    Posted in: 27-year-old man arrested for kicking 5-year-old son

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    I don't really feel sorry for her TBH. She hasn't seen him since September?? I think this marriage was long over. And then calling for a press conference to announce that she's getting divorced, as if anyone really cares that much. And then balling her eyes out on camera. Publicity stunt written all over it. Not surprised the husband bailed

    Posted in: 'Talent' Suzanne announces divorce

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    Morocco?

    Well, Morocco didn't really change much at all, the King is still in complete power and there has even been a recent rise in oppression of dissent. They also have a very poor record of human rights as well as very incompetent governance. I was thinking more Tunisia in the fact that they made such massive reforms, as well held fair peaceful elections as well as peaceful transition of power.

    Posted in: Japan confirms 3 nationals among 19 killed in Tunisia museum attack

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    Is Mrs. Abe really that much of an opposition to PM Abe? I swear everything she says fits into Abe's rhetoric perfectly. I would very, very surprised if she genuinely was opposed to any of Abe's policies. I wouldn't be surprised if it were all just part of Abe's marketing appeal

    Posted in: First ladies

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    This is a real shame to happen in Tunisia. Tunisia is one of the only countries in the Mediterranean Muslim countries that was seeing any sort of stability since the Arab Spring. With amazing historic sights like Carthage, etc. this event will surely freeze up tourism and raise serious questions about security there..

    Posted in: Japan confirms 3 nationals among 19 killed in Tunisia museum attack

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    What signs are they referring to in particular? If it's signs at major tourist areas, etc. then I don't really think there is any choice. If they are talking about traffic signs, etc. then I can see where they are coming from as it could be excessively burdensome

    Posted in: Sign of the times

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    I'm surprised trust in business is low. A common complaint I hear from successful Japanese colleagues is that all the best of Japan is in the Private sector, while all the worst are in the Public sector and politics. Most Japanese I've met have great admiration for Japanese businesses

    Posted in: Trust continues to plummet in Japan

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    dcog9065

    Well, sounds pretty good I guess. I work for a US company so my raise this year will probably only be around 1-2% as well..

    Posted in: Major firms heed Abe's call to raise wages

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    dcog9065

    The present continuing quantitative easing by Japan and European Union have caused the value of the yen and euro to drop against the US dollar. The US has stopped quantitative easing many months ago.

    @Yamiko Otokawa: You do understand that the Eurozone's QE only started last week right? Yet the Euro has dropped against the USD for months, even during the US QE. Nothing in Economics is black and white like you're naively assuming likely based on 5 minutes reading Wikipedia. In the case of the US, interest rates play a far more important role than QE.

    Also, you mention that the US should be "helping out its allies" with its currency? You can't possibly be serious about this can you?

    Posted in: France, Germany, Italy to join China-led infrastructure bank

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