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    They're there to help the Syrian Kurds who control northeast Syria

    Posted in: U.S. to send 250 additional military personnel to Syria

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    More police security bill

    Posted in: China passes law tightening controls on foreign NPOs

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    Recent stats suggest Trump would need to win around 70% of the white male vote in order to offset his large unfavorability rating among the women demographic

    Posted in: Trump attacks Clinton on gender, risking backlash from women

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    We're apt to believe Medecins Sans Frontieres, so let's take into account that a war plane hit their hospital. By practicing eliminating possibilities, a war plane limits it to 4 participants in that area: NATO, Turkey, Russia, Syria.

    NATO hardly goes that far west Syria for significant reasons: most ISIS aren't there but in east Syria (and they don't risk inadvertently bombing the rebels), and that corner of Syria is deep within Russia's formidable S-400 air defense system envelope of control, which would then have a record of NATO plane being there. The last thing NATO wants is an incident with Russian planes in an area where NATO is in deep disadvantage.

    For the same reasons above, Turkey is in even more deep trouble since they already shot down a Russian plane. Any sign of a Turkey plane in that area, Russia would be absolutely merciless. So Turkey would be even more scared to stay away from that area.

    Meanwhile, Russia is winding down their operations and doesn't want to get bogged down in the conflict too deep, so they would be more careful when vetting targets.

    That leaves Syria. Syria has shown they're willing to use indiscriminate petrol drums to "dumb" bomb inside cities, so they're not as careful as the Russians. They're also in this for the long haul with deep animosity from both sides, so more Sunni-cleansing in the rebel heartland of Aleppo wouldn't be out of the question, how ever it's achieved. Thus Syria has more to gain out of this.

    Posted in: Carnage in Aleppo, once again a battlefield in Syria's war

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    Wii-U already has replacement within just 5 years.

    Meanwhile, this may be the beginning of the end for PS Vita and PSTV outside Japan, with no replacement:

    http://pureplaystation.com/sony-is-quitely-killing-the-ps-vita-in-the-netherlands/2016/04/

    Tweakers notes that the portable console is still available to buy in other countries in Europe such as Germany, France and England. It’s possible Sony is just stopping support in smaller countries first before ending the system entirely worldwide.

    The PS Vita sadly never got a chance to shine as it came out too late in a market where people play games on smartphones and tablets. The Nintendo 3DS managed to survive thanks to its strong library of first party games, but Sony didn’t support the Vita for that long.

    In October, Sony made it ​​officially known they themselves would no longer develop more games for the Vita, but leave it to third-party developers.

    Posted in: Nintendo announces new console for 2017 as profits dive

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    5 years........

    Take the money and leave.

    But then again, no other company would hire him since they all don't like whistleblowers.

    Posted in: Michael Woodford’s fellow whistleblower ends Olympus battle

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    It's been 13 years of continuous growth - this was bound to happen at some point. Some factors to consider:

    -- Last year, a lot of people went to iPhone 6 due to the larger screen. The larger screen is pretty much the last big salvo of tangible benefit that people were looking for. Now, the other foreseeable improvements aren't considered that essential - good to have but not a must. So last year is hard to match.

    -- For that above reason and other reasons, people keep their phones longer now. People are past the hype of upgrading phones every time just because a business tells ya to. Furthermore, many cellular carriers have been shying away from subsidies in exchange for 2-year contracts.

    -- iPhones are for the premium market, and that's hitting saturation point. There's only so many rich-enough people in the world to sell to.

    Apple's issue is 2/3rds of their business is now iPhones, so they feast or famine out of that, while they haven't had new must-have product lately. Apple said iPad and Mac sales both fell also in the quarter. Meanwhile, the company is also widely believed to be working on other new products, such as virtual reality headsets and even electric cars, to diversify.

    Posted in: Apple reports iPhone sales down; 1st revenue drop since 2003

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    Buy one, split it with friends

    Posted in: Lotteria to offer massive Burger with Everything on It

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    Climate has always been changing, and currently it's warming up. The theory is how much the planet's most productive species ever is contributing to this change - is it a significant contribution or an insignificant contribution or maybe in a grey area in between? It's still not definite one way or another. But another big question is - what if people thought one way or another, what if it turns out they were wrong

    Posted in: Do you consider global warming just a theory or a proven fact?

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    Timely assistance by ill-begotten wealth

    Posted in: Yakuza quick to mount rescue operations in Kyushu

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    Seems J-cars aren't above foreign counterparts as advertised after all, est. since 1991

    Posted in: Mitsubishi Motors scandal widens

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    People don't go to new and original movies; that's why sequels/remakes keep getting made.

    When's the last time ya guys went to see a new and original movie? Exactly

    Posted in: Disney announces 'Jungle Book,' 'Maleficent,' 'Mary Poppins' sequels

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    why does it only come in navy and black? the designers come up with this new product, and it looks good, but there is such a thing as colour! red, yellow, orange, pink, light blue, purple, how a multi coloured one

    And clear

    Posted in: 'School swimsuits' for adult women are stylish skirted take on one-piece swimwear

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    Incidentally, even families with young kids also go to Hooters

    One time we went to Hooters, I don't smoke but a friend does, so we had to go to the smoking section. Turned out we were the only ones in that section. So, with no other orders to take care of, our Hooters waitress just hanged out with us the whole time we were there. Very interesting conversations, lol

    Posted in: Miss Hooters Japan Contest 2016

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    Not many state leaders go to a foreign country and do town-hall Q&A with the local folks

    Must take some confidence facing those people and answering those questions

    Posted in: Trans-Atlantic trade deal in focus when Obama visits Germany

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    I don't see how release of the 28 pages of the 9/11 report would expose Americans overseas to legal risks.

    It's not specifically referring to the 9/11 report - it's talking about generally, i.e. what if another country's report implicates Americans

    Posted in: Obama works to calm Gulf tensions with U.S.

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    The top songs on iTunes download

    http://www.ibtimes.com/prince-songs-albums-top-itunes-sales-following-death-eclectic-pop-star-2357797

    Interest in Prince’s music exploded hours after the death of the multi-talented U.S. rock, funk and pop idol. By Thursday evening, eight out of the 10 most popular digital song downloads bought on Apple’s iTunes Store were from the Minnesota-born artist, with his signature “Purple Rain” supplanting Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” as the best-selling track, followed by “Little Red Corvette” and “1999.”

    Prince’s full albums were also the most popular iTunes picks, led by two “best of” compilations, followed by “Purple Rain.” Seven of the 10 most popular albums on iTunes as of Thursday evening were from Prince.

    Posted in: Memories of Prince

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    Saudi is no puppet

    Posted in: Obama, Saudi king discuss strained alliance, Middle East conflicts

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    Seems J-cars aren't above foreign counterparts as advertised after all

    Posted in: Automaker Mitsubishi admits falsifying fuel-efficiency tests

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    Whether you're pro- or against the Ospreys, this use of Ospreys should be welcome to you. Because if you truly believe what you believe about the Ospreys, then this use of Ospreys would prove your point.

    On the other hand, you'd not welcome this if you think this use of Ospreys would disprove your point.

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