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    Turkey and Russia were talking, so Russia knows this was coming. Hopefully, Russia told Syria.

    Posted in: Turkey-backed rebels expel Kurdish forces from Syrian towns

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    It's just a case of affluenza syndrome

    Posted in: Actor Yuta Takahata arrested on rape charge

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    The war crimes this country has committed against Yemen should be headline news

    Yemen rebels to be specific, but both Saudi and Syria

    Posted in: Saudi prince to discuss reform drive in visits to China, Japan

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    How bout this... We give you the Senkaku's and you take it easy and back off. I'm good with that personally.

    Who are ya? Neville Chamberlain? lol

    Posted in: China urges Japan to be 'constructive' at G20 summit

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    Heh, if Cristiano Ronaldo would had called Iceland a bunch of cowards for parking the bus in front of the goal, would they have suspended Ronaldo 6 months? No, of course not because this is about more than just an irresponsible comment.

    Hope Solo's suspension punishment is a lifetime "achievement" award - the coward comment was just the straw the broke the camel's back. She was already in hot water with US Soccer for domestic violence, drinking, and a bunch of other things in the past.

    Posted in: Hope Solo suspended from U.S. women's soccer team for 6 months

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    Used to go where ice cream was served in a white bowl that look like Styrofoam, but after ya finish the ice cream, ya can eat the bowl - it just melts in your mouth

    Posted in: Eat your food packaging, don't bin it: scientists

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    Remember the Blair Witch Project

    Posted in: The rise of 'smart' low-budget horror

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    So where does Trump really stand now?

    This is one of the main pillars of his campaign.

    On the one hand, some people are glad that he's softening his stance.

    On the other hand, those people who supported his hard-line stance would feel betrayed.

    Posted in: Trump vows 'fair, but firm' approach to illegal immigration

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    China’s nuclear industry has yet to report a major accident but reflexive official secrecy makes it hard for outsiders to assess its safety.

    This.

    If there's a safety incident or heavens-forbid an explosion, what is the recourse? Sue the Chinese government to disclose safety history documents?

    Chinese companies couldn’t export models they developed on their own, because foreign companies owned the underlying technology.

    Hmmm...... one wonders how

    Posted in: China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy

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    The missile trajectory was headed towards Japan too. In fact, it violated into Japan's Air Defense Identification Zone for the first time.

    North Korea is classified as a rogue state.

    Posted in: N Korea test fires sub-launched missile

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    Unfortunate for the clean Paralympians (who don't benefit as much from PEDs since their sports don't garner as much attention and sponsor money), but this is what happens when it's the national testing system that's caught cheating.

    As the IOC even states, usually the burden of proof falls on the national testing system to prove which athletes are caught cheating, but when the national testing system is itself the one cheating, the burden of proof switches to the athletes to prove that they are clean.

    Posted in: Russia loses appeal against Paralympics ban

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    Too bad Tokyo won't be seeing 2 of the best Olympians ever - Rio seems likely the conclusion of Phelps and Bolt Olympic legacies

    Posted in: Next stop, Tokyo

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    US women Olympians earned 28 golds - so by themselves without the US men, that's still more than any other country.

    Great Britain actually improved from London 2012. Usually, countries peak when they're the host nation, then afterwards come back down to their usual. But instead here, GB actually pipped China for 2nd place.

    Japan overachieved in medal numbers, so that's a good sign when they become the host nation next, trying to top that.

    Posted in: Olympic Medals Table

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    Rio Olympics had a rocky start, from Zika to raw sewage in the water to PED scandal.

    But after all that, it didn't turn out all that bad.

    A lot of people expected worse, but things tend to turn out not as bad.

    Posted in: After Rio, Tokyo eyes safe, smooth 2020 Olympic Games

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    For the 9 event finals that Bolt ran in the last 3 Olympics, the time he spent running on the track if add all together don't even amount to 2 minutes worth of running!

    Not a bad way to get 9 gold medals

    Posted in: With Bolt leaving, Olympic track starts search for new faces

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    How come some professional athletes are allowed to compete in the Olympics in certain sports, but not in other sports? Is there some kind of rule for that? Like Olympic boxing for example, although I heard they were allowing pros to join in Rio.

    It depends on each sport's federation. Like for example, Olympic men's soccer is limited to Under-23 aged players except for 3 over-aged players of the country's choosing.

    For boxing, it'd be difficult to bring in pros because they won't want 30-yr-old veteran pros beating up or possibly killing greenhorn teenage boxers. (Plus how would the Olympics boxing qualification work? Pros have to fight a few times per year for a living and cannot just fight at any time, unlike amateur boxers whose schedules revolve around qualifying.)

    Nothing says amateur sports like sending an NBA all-star team to the Olympics to beat up on other countries.

    Other countries have NBA players now too, and they're getting better. Some of the other US games have been close.

    I think other countries may take it as an insult that they're not worth facing NBA-caliber players, like they're not good enough to worth it. That actually hurts their pride more.

    Posted in: U.S. romps to men's basketball gold, beating Serbia 96-66

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    It's the ol' fisherman's tale

    "I caught a fish thiiiiiiiiiiiiis BIG!"

    Except this one has consequences

    He didn't think things through

    Posted in: USOC: More action coming in Ryan Lochte's Olympic scandal

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    The US 4x100m men's relay team could learn a thing or two from their own 4x100m women's (gold) or either 4x400m men's (gold) or women's relay team (gold)

    Posted in: Mighty Mo seals distance double; Centrowitz claims 1,500 shock

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