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edbardoeOct. 30, 2014 - 11:40AM JST
The "vast military aid" are almost all payment to USA military supply companies. Sure to be lots of kickback for US politicos, at least some "contributions" for campaigns. Israel is a functioning country (unlike welfare clients like Ukraine, Iraq, and others) and will be well served to build up its own military supply companies, no one can count on the USA as a friend anymore.
Posted in: Israeli leader lashes back at harsh U.S. criticism
edbardoeSep. 16, 2014 - 09:27PM JST
Will be hard to overcome years and years of promotion of phony magnet cures still being advertised. Supposed fix everything from arthritis to depression, just wear this bracelet and all will be wonderful. Send your $19.95 today and will include an extra bracelet!
Suckers born every minute.
Posted in: Scientists unveil magnetic cure for bad blood
edbardoeSep. 16, 2014 - 09:21PM JST
Would sign up if I was there, $300 per year would be a big reduction in my beer budget. And like Asahi, but can't get it here in USA. They sell Asahi brewed by Bud in Los Angeles here, but not the real stuff.
Posted in: Tokyo restaurant offering all-you-can-drink Asahi beer for 12 months
edbardoeAug. 07, 2014 - 09:09AM JST
At the same time as the Gaza war, more Moslems than died in Gaza were killed by other Moslems in Syria, Iraq, and Pakistan. Not combined but in each country! Haven't heard about it? The media didn't have cameras there to get pictures to raise their ratings. And of course the basic hatred of Jews is hardly new.
Choosing the 1948 date misleads, all the rulers of this little land have been occupiers going back to Moses.
Posted in: Gaza war may just be a taste of what's to come
edbardoeJun. 23, 2014 - 10:09AM JST
Is there a statute of limitations? I danced in clubs in 2003,2005 and 2007, should I fear a return trip to Japan!
Posted in: Japan's nightclubs weather dancing ban
edbardoeJun. 12, 2014 - 09:10AM JST
The weapons here were delivered to defeat Assad, but once you arm people with power on their minds, you have no more control
Posted in: U.S. considers air strikes as militants advance on Baghdad
edbardoeJun. 05, 2014 - 09:23AM JST
Lincoln was re-elected during the American civil war, no voting in the rebel areas then either. And the European powers were mostly on the side of the rebels then too, but not so effectively. Assad is not Lincoln, but the rebels are not much to admire either.
Posted in: Syria's Assad re-elected with 88.7% of vote
edbardoeMay. 27, 2014 - 09:19AM JST
The power of the ballot box mob is not "economic" only political, in that the red shirts will tax the productive parts of society to pay for the votes of the losers. Not just a Thai problem, but they don't have enough wealth to keep up the game for as long as western socialist states. The same end game may come for the welfare states around the globe.
Posted in: Thai coup leader: Don't protest, it's no use
edbardoeMay. 18, 2014 - 09:23PM JST
As a matter of science, every molecule of water on earth that is here now, will be here forever. The idea that humans are not adaptable enough to figure out how to use the available water, or to adapt to the climate change that has been going on for thousands of years is silly.
Posted in: A future of thirst: Water crisis lies on the horizon
edbardoeApr. 23, 2014 - 10:27AM JST
Not so opulent, but restored original Pullman cars are in service on the run from Chicago to New Orleans and return in the USA. Not really very expensive.
Posted in: Step aboard Orient Express for journey back in time
edbardoeApr. 19, 2014 - 05:39AM JST
Half the city government of Cleveland , Ohio (all Democrats) are doing up toe 25 years in jail for corruption. Think they wouldn't bus a few hundred homeless from precinct to precinct to steal an election? And of course the mob famously bragged that they elected Kennedy in 1960 with the votes of dead people in Chicago.
Posted in: Obama says right to vote under threat in U.S.
edbardoeApr. 19, 2014 - 05:34AM JST
Should have talked to his secretary, she would be higher on the power chart than Biden!
Posted in: Abe talks to Biden about Ukraine, trade
edbardoeApr. 13, 2014 - 10:57PM JST
Watch out Starbucks!
Posted in: Good grief! It’s a Snoopy-themed Japanese tea house
edbardoeApr. 12, 2014 - 09:29AM JST
Japan is too smart to ruin their economy by adopting the foolishness of the west.
Posted in: IMF's Lagarde urges Japan to increase women's participation in work force
edbardoeApr. 05, 2014 - 09:40AM JST
Dopers do not fascinate me! The inevitable result of their idiocy is death, and they know it. I don't care.
Posted in: 20 years after suicide, Kurt Cobain still fascinates
edbardoeApr. 04, 2014 - 09:09PM JST
Hope you enjoy your Lamborghini energy. Not sure who in the world will buy the products produced with those energy costs. Likely more expansion for our Honda plants here in Ohio, Toyota in Kentucky, Subaru in Indiana, Nissan in Tennessee, Mercedes in Mississippi, BMW in South Carolina. Unless the Democrats can win an election and work on destroying our economy more effectively than they have accomplished so far.
Posted in: Japan posts top growth in clean energy spending
edbardoeMar. 30, 2014 - 09:20PM JST
Putin won't be taking the rest of Ukraine, its a financial basket case that he will happily let the financial basket cases of the western Europe add to their crushing debt. Millions more on the dole is just what the welfare state bureaucrats of the west need, and Putin will get the hard currency to pay for Ukraine's energy, whom he will be able, at last, to charge full price. The US is in no position to act, having doubled its debt in the 5 years of Obama, unless the Chinese would like to lend the money.
Posted in: How strategic is Putin?
edbardoeMar. 18, 2014 - 12:08PM JST
What will the eu do If Putin doubles the price of gas as a sanction back. And where are they going to borrow the billions needed to prop up the bankrupt bottle throwers now in charge in Ukraine, their banks are broke from lending to their own bozo states in Greece etc. And how many Russian sanctionees were planning a trip to Miami anyway? Will St Barts turn away their money? Putin must be thrilled to have most of Ukraine off the client list.
Posted in: U.S. and EU impose sanctions as Crimea turns to Moscow
edbardoeMar. 16, 2014 - 12:16AM JST
There will always be problems with government paid for science when the politicians require scientific support for their already decided power grabs. Hard to beat the outright fakery here, but even the now popular "survey says" science to support political plans is full of potential for abuse. Asking those who depend on you for funding to support your political plans with scientific "voting" leads to entirely predictable results not requiring research to prove.
Posted in: Nobel laureate calls handling of stem cell research data sloppy
edbardoeMar. 14, 2014 - 08:22PM JST
Adding the Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party to a list of violent racist group is outrageous. Only a left wing zealot looking for a scapegoat for the failures of the current Socialist Democratic government in the USA (in control of the the Congress since 2007, the Presidency since 2009) would spread such villainous lies. If some Americans oppose illegal immigration (currently 11 Million illegals in the USA) it hardly compares to pogroms popular in Europe. And how would Japan react to 3 Million illegal immigrants if they were crowding their schools and emergency rooms, lucky you are to have no land borders.
Posted in: Reinventing scapegoats – rightwing populism across Europe
May. 30, 2015 - 09:15AM JST
"Maritime disputes test China's peaceful rise"
China is anything but peaceful. Hypocritical, dishonest, two-faced yes. Peaceful?…
Posted in: Maritime disputes test China's peaceful rise
May. 30, 2015 - 09:14AM JST
“Regular member” is defined as “a journalist based in Japan, whose majority of articles are reported…
Posted in: Discord erupts at FCCJ over news agency accreditation
May. 30, 2015 - 09:12AM JST
MarkG, Americans and American companies in Cuba will do more to reach that goal than anything…
Posted in: Cuba removed from U.S. terrorism sponsor list
May. 30, 2015 - 09:11AM JST
Well it looks like China is going to keep pushing the boundaries until someone responds. The…
Posted in: Chinese weaponry spotted on artificial island, U.S. says
genjuro: The Global elites have long been planning population control for decades
I don't see why…
Posted in: Ireland says big 'Yes' to gay marriage in world first