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edbardoeNov. 16, 2013 - 11:40PM JST
7 trillion dollars in new debt and the near destruction of the private economy is not enough of a legacy?? We will be lucky if he leaves office on schedule without cancelling elections!
Posted in: Search for Iran deal underscores Obama’s search for legacy
edbardoeOct. 14, 2013 - 10:36AM JST
The death toll in Ohio, USA from prescription drug overdose alone exceeds the auto crash death toll. Many Medicaid recipients depend on selling pain pills obtained from pain "clinics' to supplement their income. (mainly oxycotin) The proposed expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare should expand availability and perhaps cut the prices, but unlikely to kill enough to cut costs significantly, or to show the authorities what they are doing to the people they are "helping". These are drug company made opioids, not the blackmarket highs.
Posted in: New Zealand's bold experiment with regulating recreational drugs
edbardoeOct. 11, 2013 - 09:15PM JST
In the USA,plaintiff lawyers get to take as much as 50% of any judgement, so the real protagonists are the plaintiff law firms and the defendants' law firms (paid at about $300 per hour) And then you have the judges who in state courts are often elected, and need campaign contributions, I will let you guess the main contributors. Even non-elected Judges (appointed by elected governors usually) know where there is a retirement sinecure awaiting them.
All of this is paid for by the consumer when he buys any product with the costs spread to all manufacturers though the insurance companies. Amazing there is any business in this country at all!
Posted in: Jury rules Toyota not liable for death of woman killed in accident in U.S.
edbardoeSep. 23, 2013 - 09:06AM JST
How much? How much did the Chinese pay to import the "A listers". Tiger and Rory get a million $ to play an exhibition, how much for these aging beauties? An the American market is not the "bigger" one, at least four times ans many Chinese!
Posted in: Hollywood stars turn out for China's new 'cinema city'
edbardoeAug. 11, 2013 - 09:55AM JST
Does Abe have influence in Tehran? The Mullahs believe that nukes are the ticket to religious rule around the world, they don't like Shinto adherents any more than Christians.
Posted in: Abe pledges to seek to eliminate nuclear weapons
edbardoeAug. 05, 2013 - 10:40PM JST
For those who think that the terrible devastation prevented the use of such bombs again, I suggest some history studies of the nuclear standoff between the US and USSR of the 50's and 60's. Perhaps only the assured mass destruction in both countries deterred the use of these weapons. And will the next nuclear power (Iran) find that God's will requires the destruction of Israel? Where will the rational decision not to use the bomb fit with Allah's demand for the destruction of infidels!
Posted in: Do you consider the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes?
edbardoeJul. 24, 2013 - 09:10AM JST
I assemble and sell golf clubs in the USA through ebay, usually sell two or three clubs a week to Australia. Have shipped to more than twenty countries, but the Aussies buy more than all others combined.
Posted in: Internet powers cross-border shopping bonanza: PayPal
edbardoeJul. 20, 2013 - 11:45PM JST
I have visited Japan four times, there are certainly more swimsuit capable ladies than here in the USA!!!
Posted in: 94% of Japanese women don’t feel confident in a swimsuit, survey reveals
edbardoeJul. 09, 2013 - 09:47AM JST
Not one life will be "saved", all will die anyway. But billions will be laundered into the pockets of government union workers who pledge allegiance to more government, more laws, more regulations, and most of all more money for pipe dreams like life everlasting due to no smoking.
Posted in: Tobacco taxes, smoking bans set to save millions of lives: WHO study
edbardoeJul. 04, 2013 - 09:27PM JST
Discovery Channel should be their big money source. Millions of dollars to take up space between commercials is the norm on TV.
Posted in: Sea Shepherd loses Australia bid for charity status
edbardoeJun. 22, 2013 - 11:32AM JST
History repeats again! CIA trained Osama Bin Lauden to fight the Russians in Afghanistan back around 1980. Hope we are not training future enemies again.
Posted in: CIA secretly providing training for Syrian rebels: LA Times
edbardoeJun. 18, 2013 - 10:36AM JST
Putin is nice enough not to point out that the weapons being supplied to the rebels by the west and their clients (Saudi Arabia for example) are likely to be exported for use in terror attacks in Europe and the USA. Will the gunpowder in the next pressure cooker bomb exploded on the streets of the USA come from bullets supplied by our own government? Going to board an airliner with shoulder mounted anti-aircraft weapons in the hands of Al-Quaida?
Posted in: Putin, Obama face off over Syria; rebels get Saudi missiles
edbardoeJun. 09, 2013 - 10:21AM JST
This was not a summit, it was an instruction from the leader to the follower.
Posted in: Obama, Xi wrap up summit
edbardoeMay. 28, 2013 - 09:18AM JST
Based on American Idol's ratings this year, few people saw this. Most Americans have moved on from this no talent kareoke show to the other no talent, talent scout shows that will follow American Idol down the ratings drain.
Posted in: Japan still skeptical of PSY’s popular appeal
edbardoeMay. 06, 2013 - 09:56AM JST
Whiner, how about an assessment of the wildly successful nation building efforts of other countries? Oh, no one else tries or cares or would spend one euro or yen let alone billions of dollars. So lets see if we can get a best seller out of criticizing America, and send snippets to sympathetic websites to hype sales. Thanks so much.
Posted in: From Afghanistan to Syria, an anemic U.S. civilian effort
edbardoeMay. 03, 2013 - 10:08AM JST
One might wish to consider the voting habits of the countries eating this dementia preventing diet. Frankly, voting for the governments that have been in charge there is better evidence of dementia than any medical test!
Posted in: Mediterranean diet helps beat dementia
edbardoeApr. 30, 2013 - 12:28PM JST
Mr. Blackwell is quite wrong about the 2/5 rule during slavery (a practice legal in many countries at the time.) the 2/5 rule referred to population calculation for the number of congressmen from a state. The slave owner did not "vote" the votes of his slaves. Even in "slave stated" slaveowners were a minority of the population.
Posted in: Is American democracy dysfunctional?
edbardoeApr. 29, 2013 - 09:39AM JST
12,000 people who identify themselves by their sexual practices. Should have been some afterparty.
Posted in: Thousands march for gay rights in Japan's first 'Rainbow Week'
edbardoeApr. 27, 2013 - 09:29AM JST
The Motegi oval is a great track for old style Indy oval racing. Sato proved at Indy he understands what it takes to win in oval racing, real desire. Hope that Indycar racing can return to Motegi.
Posted in: Sato credits AJ Foyt Racing for 1st IndyCar win
edbardoeApr. 21, 2013 - 01:25AM JST
All the "protections" that Obama wants were already in effect in Connecticut when those children were killed. We in the rest of the country know that these proposals are not about safety for children, only the erosion of freedoms to support the Marxist agenda of Obama and the Democrats.
Posted in: Obama no match for U.S. gun rights advocates
Dec. 09, 2013 - 12:45AM JST
Looks like Sea Shepherd will be getting another donation from me in 2014.
Posted in: Japan's whaling ships leave for Antarctic hunt
Dec. 09, 2013 - 12:41AM JST
OssanAmerica, the only ones who are mad at this move are the Japanese internet commentators who…
Posted in: S Korea declares expanded air defense zone in disputed area
Dec. 09, 2013 - 12:34AM JST
France should claim an adiz over canada**
They can do that nothing to stop them, Canada…
Posted in: China's parliament: Japan has no right to criticize air defense zone
As predicted of S. Korea, it happened. The loophole in the international aviation protocol is bigger…
Dec. 09, 2013 - 12:24AM JST
From the second paragraph:
"among the thousands of workers from across Japan who have put together…
Posted in: Fukushima water tanks: leaky and built with illegal labor