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  • 11

    paulinusa

    "No one seems to be explaining why researchers need to kill whales..."

    Their "scientific" logic is they have to kill them to save them.

    Posted in: New whaling plan will prove hunt is for scientific purposes: negotiator

  • 4

    paulinusa

    "The vast majority of theft from temples in Japan is carried out by Japanese. Particularly in the 1980s it was possible to find temple carvings being sold at antique auctions, with no provenance stated, but clearly removed from temple buildings, with or without approval."

    @Chris Case: The carvings are from temples torn down or rebuilt.

    Posted in: 5 South Koreans arrested over stolen Buddha statue in Japan

  • 2

    paulinusa

    "Brown landed two punches to his face, Wilson testified, adding that he feared a third could have been deadly."

    “I know if he reaches me, he kills me,”

    Something about these statements don't ring true.

    Posted in: Ferguson officer testified he feared for his life in confrontation with teen

  • 5

    paulinusa

    They won't raise wages, companies worldwide have become conditioned to cutting salaries, benefits, and fulltime jobs. Spending? Not on anything meaningful for the average worker. Money spent will more likely go towards mergers, stock buybacks, and bonuses for the top executives. I worked on Wall Street for many years and have watched how this trend started maybe 10-20 years ago and then just exploded after the 2007 economic crisis. Will this trend change? Many analysts predict it will. I hope so, but I'm not so sure.

    Posted in: BOJ Gov Kuroda urges firms to raise wages, spending

  • 7

    paulinusa

    Unfortunately, temples might have to reexamine their security. A 10 centimeter statue shouldn't be stolen by tourists.

    Posted in: 5 South Koreans arrested over stolen Buddha statue in Japan

  • 0

    paulinusa

    "he could seek to extend his rule through 2024, but that it would be “harmful” for him to remain president for life."

    Let's see, he's been in control of Russia since 1999 and wants to extend that to 2024. So 25 years in power. Sounds to me like he's gong to rule for life.

    Posted in: Putin breaks silence on family

  • 1

    paulinusa

    Groups such as the Center for Immigration Studies have critiqued the benefits of adding immigrants, noting that many U.S. citizens are still searching for work more than five years after the Great Recession ended. By giving these workers legal status, it will inevitably help their earnings prospects but do little for the rest of the economy, said Steven Camarota, the organization’s research director.

    Here is what the Center for Immigration "Studies" stands for. From Wikipedia: "The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) is a non-profit research organization that advocates immigration reduction in the United States."

    And: "Media reports have questioned the accuracy of its factual assertions and its claim to nonpartisanship and noted its ties to extremist groups."

    Posted in: Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

  • 1

    paulinusa

    Sounds interesting but how much would three trillion yen ($25 billion) balloon to by 2030?

    Posted in: Japan sees modern Atlantis spiral deep into ocean

  • 9

    paulinusa

    “It is true that some involved in the system have exploited it, but the government has acted against that.”

    I have a feeling that any government action against this exploitation is woefully inadequate for a variety of reasons.

    Posted in: Aging Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home

  • -1

    paulinusa

    "It SHOULD tick off ANYONE that actually has a JOB & PAYS TAXES. Anyone that DOESN'T couldn't care LESS. I no longer affiliate myself with ANY particular " Party " and it sure pisses ME off when I see illegal alians collecting MY tax money or services that they paid NOTHING FOR!"

    Do you realize that these millions of people will now being taxes on their income?

    Posted in: Obama's immigration changes upset Republican plans

  • 0

    paulinusa

    Just like another leader of a country who's name starts with "P" and ends in "N", never trust the words of China. Didn't they recently "vow never to use force to achieve Beijing's goals, including maritime disputes."

    Posted in: China building possible airfield in South China Sea: US

  • 0

    paulinusa

    Whatever action the Republicans take will require them to balance the demands of irate conservatives without alienating moderates, Hispanics and other voters.

    Republicans will self-destruct on this issue because they haven't any self-control. The right-wing nuts are foaming at the mouth.

    Posted in: Obama's immigration changes upset Republican plans

  • 4

    paulinusa

    "state-sponsored cyberespionage" "an increasingly hostile environment for U.S. business" "military modernization"

    Xi is playing the ultranationalist card by casting the US and the West as trying to subjugate China. It's the most effective tool to keep a mostly uninformed population in control and keep the Chinese political elite in power.

    Posted in: Congressional panel predicts China will keep confronting U.S.

  • 0

    paulinusa

    Walk down the street in Tokyo's Harajuku district and you'll see plenty of sunglasses.

    Posted in: Why aren't sunglasses as popular in Japan as they are in Western countries?

  • -4

    paulinusa

    "Why now and not during Dems control of Congress, even before the midterm?"

    Dems only controlled the Senate, not the House, which is populated with politicians (mostly Republicans) who pander to bigoted constituents.

    Posted in: Obama to unveil plan to fix 'broken' U.S. immigration laws

  • 0

    paulinusa

    Doubt the deal will happen unless the big Japanese breweries get a piece of the action. Think they (and the politicians in their pocket) will sign off on a deal without some form of compensation?

    Posted in: EU urges Japan to open up its beer market

  • 0

    paulinusa

    An article with a promising title but strikes me as embarrassing. Japan is one of the richest countries in the arts and this is what they come up with?

    Posted in: 5 traditional Japanese arts that are distinctly female

  • 8

    paulinusa

    How in the world did this guy become finance minister?

    Posted in: Aso says sales tax hike delay must not happen again

  • 0

    paulinusa

    "...Japan has set a new annual target of 333 minke whales, down from some 900 under the previous program, the government said in a statement."

    Here's a question: What about other whale species beside minke whales?

    Posted in: Japan cuts Antarctic whale catch quota

  • 0

    paulinusa

    "...Dreamliner, which has been hit by a series of troubles..."

    There goes AFP again. This is supposed to an article about Toray's deal with Boeing but they just can't resist rehashing Dreamliner problems, small or large.

    Posted in: Toray to supply carbon fiber to Boeing in $8.6 bil deal

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