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edbardoeMar. 11, 2014 - 10:04AM JST
Actually, Obama was facing a likely election defeat in Congressional elections this fall. The tendency for voters to rally around the leader in office, may have him sending a thank you note to Putin. As for Crimea as a part of Ukraine, actually only since Khruschev gave it to a Ukraine that he ruled anyway. Even in the USSR breakup, Russia has held onto the bases for its navy there. Now that Ukraine is a bankrupt welfare state, wonder how that vote will go with the Crimeans.
Posted in: Obama thrust into role as leader of West
edbardoeMar. 11, 2014 - 09:52AM JST
While we are in a remembering mood, don't forget that the Crimea was added to the Ukraine by Khruschev at a time when he had iron control over both states, hardly a "old sod" part of the country. That the Russians want it back now that they are successful market economy and Ukraine is a bankrupt welfare state is hardly surprising. The kiev bottle throwers now in charge, would be in control of an army, except that the Ukraine disbanded most of their army in return for empty promises from the Euros who have more empty promises on their lips today.
Posted in: Annexation of Crimea: East Asian implications
edbardoeMar. 05, 2014 - 11:10AM JST
Sell heroin at the kombini, Y100 for high, Y300 for super high, Y500 for lethal. Stupid dopers will all buy lethal as they will be sure they can "handle" it.
Here in the states we are doubling the number of "poor" people on Medicaid, they will be right down to the pain clinic to get their Oxycotin pills to sell to each other. Pill overdose deaths should about double. Couldn't happen to nicer folks. (American poor people only have 55 inch LCD tvs)
Posted in: U.S. lawmakers, authorities clash over marijuana rules
edbardoeMar. 03, 2014 - 12:08PM JST
There is no "nuclear deal", the Iranians have not agreed to do anything. Just Kerry and Obama doing wishful thinking and lying to the public as usual.
Posted in: Asia's Iran oil purchases start to rise after nuclear deal
edbardoeMar. 03, 2014 - 12:06PM JST
Hey miserable one, where do you find this stuff! Hoover was 12 years out of power, from the wrong party, disgraced in the public's eyes as the "cause" of the depression. No one cared what he thought then or now.
Posted in: Japan marks Bikini Atoll hydrogen test bomb anniversary
edbardoeMar. 02, 2014 - 09:30AM JST
Chinese news service NNIGN (no new is good news) will give details when available.
Posted in: 28 killed, 113 in mass stabbing at train station in China
edbardoeMar. 02, 2014 - 09:25AM JST
I hope the best for Tanaka, but in the majors any new pitcher is not truly tested until his second time around the league. If the hitters cannot solve him by then, he will be accepted as a big time talent.
Posted in: Tanaka strikes out three in solid debut for Yankees
edbardoeFeb. 18, 2014 - 10:32AM JST
lets hope there is not all that oil under the sea, the windmills will really seem a silly affectation if there is that much fossil fuel to be had!
Posted in: Asia-Pacific stability depends on success of ASEAN code of conduct: Kerry
edbardoeFeb. 12, 2014 - 12:00PM JST
Let's see, Obama and Hollande join in alliance of diplomacy: maybe they should sign the accord with Iran in Munich. When these two Marxists are finished destroying their own countries, they can just turn over the remains to the mullahs.
Posted in: Obama, Hollande speak out on Iran sanctions
edbardoeFeb. 06, 2014 - 09:11AM JST
Turns out sports heroes are human. Lots of folks without enough fame to sell newspapers or get notice online go through the same troubles. You don't need to experience the highs of winning to get to the lows of being human.
Posted in: Thorpe's plight shows how sport's highs can lead to lows
edbardoeFeb. 04, 2014 - 10:58AM JST
The Kennedy's generally have done the same to the USA as John did to Marilyn Monroe. If we can ship them around the globe as ambassadors it seems like a great way to get them out of the country.
Posted in: Some unimpressed with 'Caroline Kennedy fever'
edbardoeFeb. 02, 2014 - 10:26AM JST
Important information. Nearly all older humans are carrying around some cancerous cells in their body, turning them into dangerous tumors by feeding them seems a bad idea.
Posted in: Study finds why some supplements might be risky
edbardoeFeb. 02, 2014 - 10:20AM JST
The Taliban want Sharia law? That requires death penalties for Muslims that convert to Christianity, not to mention homosexuals. Sounds like Paradise!
Posted in: Taliban committee for government talks includes Imran Khan
edbardoeFeb. 02, 2014 - 10:10AM JST
Reid (known at "Dingy Harry" to conservatives) is not up for election this fall, and anyway represents Nevada, a rare state with substantial union membership due to high numbers of unionized casino workers. Outside of a few states, unions only represent government workers, overall only about 10% of American workers are union members. And of course after 8 years of Democratic hegemony in congress millions of Americans are no longer working at all. The smallest percentage of the population is working in 100 years.
Posted in: Obama's Asia policy set back by Democrat
edbardoeJan. 30, 2014 - 08:29PM JST
The recent book by the former secretary of defense pointed out that Biden has been on the wrong side of every policy issue for 20 years when hindsight reveals the truth. So ignoring his advice is the smartest thing to do in any situation.
Posted in: Biden spent hour on phone asking Abe not to visit Yasukuni shrine
edbardoeJan. 17, 2014 - 10:31AM JST
Japan's crimes against the world are ALL at least 69 years in the past. The Communist regime in China killed nearly as many of its own citizens to gain power, and many millions more to keep that power, and all in times closer to the present day. Anyone remember Tienaman Square? How about the Great leap forward and thousands resettled and starved, all to preserve the power of the current Red leadership and all more recent than Japan's bad actions. That someone redirected the government there to irrelevance and let the people loose to use the market without much regulation is the only reason they have enough money to throw their weight around today.
Posted in: China steps up appeal to West in Japan propaganda battle
edbardoeJan. 13, 2014 - 10:36AM JST
Obama's incompetence, enhanced by his arrogant belief in his infallibility, is no more useful in foreign affairs than in domestic policy.
Posted in: Obama's grand plan for Mideast shrinks
edbardoeJan. 09, 2014 - 10:33AM JST
"Secretary of Unreality" is the assessment of Kerry in the press. An "agreement" with Iran where they didn't agree to anything, a Palestinian peace process where neither side will agree with him. A shame he flies on Air Force jets, at least he could be racking up frequent flier miles,they would be worth more than all his agreements.
Posted in: Kerry heading to France, Kuwait with focus on Syria
edbardoeJan. 04, 2014 - 11:03PM JST
Obama was elected in the time honored American manner, buy the vote. We are stuck with him and the Democrats forever as they buy more votes from those paid for not working and the convicted felon vote they love.
Posted in: Obama proposes changes to gun background checks
edbardoeJan. 03, 2014 - 09:20AM JST
Colorado will soon learn that pot is not like alcohol in that a still in the back yard is a major undertaking compared to some plants in the basement. If possession is legal will they really be able to prevent the proliferation of supply seeking to cash in by avoiding the taxes they think will be so lucrative. Can employers prevent doped up employees from injuring themselves and others on the job if pot is legal. How soon before a breathalyzer for doped driving is invented. Our tort attorneys make millions suing bars that overserve alcohol when crashes happen, how about the pot store. More questions than anwers.
Posted in: More U.S. states could follow Colorado lead on marijuana
Mar. 11, 2014 - 12:43PM JST
Its only a matter of time before she gets knocked up, her boyfriend refers to her…
Posted in: Japanese-speaking 'Real Barbie' becomes serious model in Japan
And will disappear in 6 months like all the others
Posted in: New online manga service features 200 titles, three selectable languages, and no fees
Mar. 11, 2014 - 12:37PM JST
A little boy in a man's body: the loon is clearly emotionally stunted!
Posted in: Kashiwa murder suspect says he wanted to fly hijacked plane into Skytree
Mar. 11, 2014 - 12:36PM JST
They should mobilize and camp out, en masse, on the steps of the Emperor's palace until…
Posted in: Patience running out among Japan's disaster refugees
Mar. 11, 2014 - 12:34PM JST
There's also this paper (http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/6/12/3105) which confirms that Chernobyl radiation resulted in higher levels of…
Posted in: Children of Fukushima battle an invisible enemy