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    donkusai

    I loved the first film, but please, Hollywood, leave it alone. Make something original instead. We've seen with the Alien and Tron "let's go back and make a sequel" efforts that they'll hash something together that will be kinda OK, make the money the studios want, but with no real effort put into it and a kind of ordinary script. Blade Runner doesn't deserve this.

    Posted in: Harrison Ford to reprise role in 'Blade Runner' sequel

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    donkusai

    I guess this shows the difference between politicking and governing... Good to see there was general condemnation from members of both parties. Still, until fundamental problems in the US political system, such as gerrymandering that allows politicians to be accountable to their party rather than the people who elected them, we'll continue to see things like this happen. Change only happens when enough of the majority get fed up enough to act.

    Posted in: Homeland Security to stay open as Congress OKs 1-week bill

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    In search of? I think it was renamed Great Mysteries of the World here. He was perfect to host for the show. It brings back good memories of my youth, as does watching Star Trek. Not knowing the man outside of his performances, all I can say is that he seemed like a nice guy, was very talented, and he touched the lives of so many people around the world in a positive way. Not many can say that as they leave the building. RIP Mr. Nimoy, you will be missed.

    Posted in: Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies at 83

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    donkusai

    Mike, I think this website (http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/causes.html) from the U.S. E.P.A. explains it better than I can. Of course, media pundits clearly know more about this topic than people who actually study it, so what do I know...

    Posted in: The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may reshape Earth

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    donkusai

    Temperatures go up, they go down. The climate changes regularly. There are a number of factors that cause this, from solar output, volcanic eruptions, continental drift and numerous other factors. Scientists can map climate variances and their causes. Weirdly enough, this current climate change does not map to any known previous cause of climate change. The only factor that is different this time is the amount of atmospheric pollution (excess CO2 in the atmosphere etc.), but who believes scientists anyway, they're only interested in creating issues so they can fund their own research. I know this because journalists who get paid for creating controversy to sell newspapers told me, and I'll trust them any day over scientists. If a scientist creates a cure for cancer, they surely must be lying so they can get more funding for research...

    Sigh... I hate how certain organisations turn this issue into a POLITICAL issue. It isn't. The science is CLEAR. ...but stupidity runs deep. Even just a cursory glance at the anti-human-induced-climate-change arguments shows that they are full of contradictions and falsehoods. But there are vested interests with a lot of money who don't want any government regulation to reduce their profit making. Kind of depressing, really.

    Posted in: The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may reshape Earth

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    donkusai

    Open Minded, absolutely. Whether you could convince the voting FIFA members it's a good idea or not is another thing. That, though, isn't an excuse to bid for a June World Cup and have FIFA switch it to December because it would be impossible for you to host it in June.

    Posted in: Attention European leagues - it's the World Cup

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    Raymond, agree that the temperature at that time of year is terrible, but the bid was won based on hosting it at that time of year. Qatar promised measures to counter this. They won the bid based on a June World Cup. I personally have no problem with a November/December World Cup, but for the author of this article to use a broken promise by Qatar/FIFA on the staging of the World Cup to attack those federations that complain that they were lied to, that is just troll journalism and I have no idea why JT would publish such blatant rubbish.

    Posted in: Attention European leagues - it's the World Cup

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    donkusai

    Wow... this is one of the worth pieces of biased writing I've read in a long time... Does the writer realise that the Qatar bid was for a June World Cup. The nations that voted for Qatar did so on basis of a June World Cup. If Qatar had bid for a November World Cup and won it, then this article would be making a valid point. Unfortunately, the bid was built on falsehoods and questionable dealings. When FIFA accept those conditions in a bid, they have no right to expect the various federations to kneel and grovel at their feel. Ridiculous article.

    Posted in: Attention European leagues - it's the World Cup

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    donkusai

    Russian argument: Blaming America for bringing chaos to the Middle East, which is such a terrible, terrible thing, whereas bringing chaos to Eastern Europe is completely acceptable.

    Posted in: Russia accuses U.S. of bringing chaos to Middle East

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    donkusai

    dcog9065: Abbott is an astonishing moron for... Christopher Smith: The death penalty is unnecessary...

    I agree with both these statements...

    Posted in: Australia ratchets up pressure on Indonesia over executions

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    donkusai

    I don't think this movie is anti-Islam propaganda, nor do I think it's pro-America propaganda. Seems to me it's a movie about people in wars killing other people, which is what war is all about. War is stupid. Wars start because stupid people think it's ok to kill innocent bystanders to make a point. Glorifying war is stupid, but denying the need to stop others from kill people for no real rational reason is also stupid. It's a difficult topic to address with the right sort of control. I don't intend to see this movie, as from what I've seen so far, I don't feel it gets the balance right. As for Iran’s supreme leader... he can show the world his ignorance, but it wont affect my opinion.

    Posted in: Iranian supreme leader calls 'American Sniper' anti-Islam proaganda

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    donkusai

    I guess it's hard to have a ceasefire when they just keep putin' more troops and weapons in there...

    Posted in: Battle rages for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal

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    donkusai

    The shooting sparked the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter on social media...

    I prefer the hashtag #LivesMatter as it doesn't matter who someone is, where they are from, what they believe or what they look like, innocent people such as the three here deserve to live their lives in peace and safety.

    Posted in: Gunman kills 3 young Muslims in North Carolina

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    donkusai

    A Japanese government source involved in the submarine talks said Japan “doesn’t know what Abbott meant”.

    I believe that this is a state of being that all Australians can understand quite well.

    Posted in: Confusion in Japan, Australia over submarine tender pledge

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    donkusai

    I find moral education immoral. When they start morality lessons, that should be the first thing they teach.

    Posted in: Gov't releases guidelines for moral education

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    donkusai

    Well, at least Japan isn't shooting itself in the foot like Australia is, where their Government is trying to wind back high-speed internet rollout to protect Murdoch's pay TV empire there and (trying to) reduce the ability of services like Netflix to provide a better service. Personally, I say the more legal avenues to be able to watch what we want when we want it can only be a good thing.

    Posted in: Netflix streaming service heading for Japan in autumn

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    donkusai

    I say bring back Vanilla Ice.

    Posted in: Iggy Azalea rise tests music industry on race, gender

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    donkusai

    theFu, totally agree. Even running a simple Firefox add-on like NoScript shows you that Google pretty much has its hands deep in almost every web page you visit.

    But I don't think the article is so much about the fact that Google is tracking just about everything we do online. I think it's the "giving users no way to opt out" bit that is seeing them starting to run foul of regulators in Europe.

    Posted in: Google to change privacy policy

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    donkusai

    Hotmail, you are being far too harsh on South Korea. They don't need anyone to make excuses for them. They made the final without losing a game. They played hard last night and, with only minutes to go, the 2 teams were only separated by 1 individual goal against the run of play. They then dug deep and took a goal back in injury time right at the end. That takes guts. They never gave up, they played well. Unfortunately, their opposition were also determined to play well. In games like this, they'll end up turning on just 1 or 2 key moments that could fall to either side. I thought both teams played very well. I don't think anyone needs to make excuses for South Korea. They played very well indeed.

    Posted in: Australia downs South Korea 2-1 in extra time to win Asian Cup final

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    wipeout: Historically and culturally it clearly isn't: economically it appears that it would like to be (at least when it suits)

    Umm... Australia's biggest trading partners are China and Japan. It was the only 'Western' country not to go into recession during the GFC because it's economy is linked to Asia, not North America or Europe. Economically, Australia is clearly a part of Asia.

    As for land borders, the Middle East is a land bridge between 3 continents. It can be argued that it is or is not a part of all 3. You say "the division between Europe and Asia runs through Istanbul", I say Asia does not start until you get east of Iran. Everything west of that is a separate landmass and cultural center. Asia has at least 3 major zones, the Indian subcontinent, South-East Asia, and East Asia. The argument for including the Middle East in Asia really isn't a heck of a lot different to including Australia. They are both separate land masses that border the edges of Asia and don't really fit in well with other regions. In fact, it can probably be argued that the Middle East has a far better fit with North Africa that with Asia.

    Posted in: 'Aussies out' -- Asian Cup hosts hit by shock AFC revolt

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