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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
edbardoeMar. 12, 2014 - 09:44AM JST
The Obama administration is effectively doubling the number of lower income Americans eligible for Medicaid coverage. The prescription drug overdose level will likely double right along with that increase.
Posted in: Heroin an urgent 'public health crisis' in U.S.
edbardoeMar. 12, 2014 - 09:36AM JST
The Marshall plan was successful because if was enforced by the US army. The plan outlined in this article is to assure that Ukraine will remain an economic basket case with the same socialist guarantee of economic failure now in force in all of Western Europe. When America succeeds in throwing out our present Marxist leadership, the economic engine reawakened will have the Euros whimpering and the clients like the bottle throwing Maidan government will be left high and dry.
Posted in: Ukraine: Don't repeat past mistakes
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
Apr. 17, 2014 - 09:51PM JST
Well-deserved recognition Wayne Shorter, such a great Jazz artist! Highly recommend "The Classic Blue Note Recordings"
Posted in: Shorter and Schneider each win 3 Jazz Awards
Apr. 17, 2014 - 09:49PM JST
Queen Min, (aka Empress Myeonsun) was a despicable tyrant who tortured and slaughtered many of her…
Posted in: Gov't official heads to Seoul for 'comfort women' talks
Apr. 17, 2014 - 09:46PM JST
so sad, she would have been 16 years old today.
Posted in: Man in his 30s being questioned over murder of 7-year-old girl in 2005
Apr. 17, 2014 - 09:45PM JST
Twenty years ago I was earning more as a rewriter!
Posted in: Can you guess the starting salaries at popular IT companies in Japan?
Apr. 17, 2014 - 09:41PM JST
Another AFP article, another dig grinding away at Abe the far right/nationalist/revisionist etc ... who writes…
Posted in: Abe offers sympathy, help to S Korea over ferry disaster