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    presto345

    In September, a South Korean man who tried to swim to the North across the Imjin River section of the border was shot dead by South Korean troops manning a nearby guard post.

    The SK troops must have been proud and pleased to have had a reason for pulling the trigger knowing national security was at risk by the half naked swimmer.

    Bae, a Korean-American described by Pyongyang as a militant evangelist, was sentenced last year to 15 years of hard labor for seeking to topple the North’s regime.

    The N regime is admitting its impotence in protecting itself against one evangelist.

    And the Bible, now that is a real threat. People might get the idea fat boy is not the chosen one.

    Posted in: South Korea detains American trying to swim to the North

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    Ah, Asahi, no thank you :-)

    Posted in: Tokyo restaurant offering all-you-can-drink Asahi beer for 12 months

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    What a bunch of bull.

    Posted in: Russia, Ukraine trade blame as fighting tests truce

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    It is clear what the IS extremists do not represent: a religion with a god who created life and protects it and instills a faith where humans act like humans. IS is indeed pure evil, anything closer to satan I cannot imagine. Eradication of this cult which hides behind Islam but rewrote its script is top priority. Let Islamic leaders around the world speak out against this cancerous evil.

    Posted in: Video shows beheading of British aid worker

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    As a man of God (he probably felt he was), I wonder how in the twilight of his life he thought of responsibility for the loss of life of so many.

    Posted in: Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies at 88

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    Putin on Wednesday accused the West of using the Ukraine crisis to reinvigorate NATO, and said Moscow will ponder a response to the alliance’s decision to create a rapid-reaction “spearhead” force to protect Eastern Europe.

    Ponder a response . . . yeah, yeah. Oh, of course, Putin (and/or Moscow) thought the west had no choice but to do nothing, not even ponder a response to Russian aggression Putin keeps lying about - of course. This Putin, the self anointed president for life is a sly calculating fox who thinks he has the west in his vice, uhh, vise. He might be right or he might be wrong when the west keeps pushing back and the man starts losing support in his own country.

    Posted in: Russian forces to conduct drill in east, including disputed islands with Japan

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    That's why I keep the phone book they insist on giving me every year.

    Good idea. My great grandfather used to slice up newspapers into neat pieces to hang them in the toilet every Saturday. The device to hang them was a piece of string nailed to the wall with another nail at the end to pierce the stack of sliced paper to hold them in place.

    Posted in: Do you have enough toilet paper?

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    Jeff wrote this

    Someone died as a result of this lie and careers ruined.

    No. Someone died because he could not face up to the consequences of his own incompetence. Suicide the all too common way out of a bind in Japan. Very sad but very true.

    And the purported lie - it has not been proven so take a step back.

    Posted in: Riken says it was unable to replicate stem cell results

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    I'd think especially China has a couple of things to reflect on itself.

    Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression

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    A single unnamed prude responsible for censoring art by an equally overzealous police otherwise totally failing in protecting citizens from seeing unsavory images not resembling any form of art in public places is an outrage and something we might expect to happen in regions where radical islam is in control. Applying censorship on a single complaint to protect who exactly we don't even know is misinterpretation of existing laws and wrong.

    Posted in: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art forced to cover up 'obscene' photos following complaint

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    Yuck :-(

    Posted in: What’s better than sushi? Ramen sushi

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    Wait a minute. Police acting on an anonymous tip think they have the right to censor art. I'd like to know about how this was carried out. Did a judge issue warrants? Which judge, which panel? Very scary undemocratic trend. Never thought this would happen in Japan with its sleazy never disappearing tabloid magazines. Shame on you Japan. Let your police force engage in something more useful, like patrolling neigborhoods and enforce traffic regulations.

    Posted in: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art forced to cover up 'obscene' photos following complaint

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    Chinese state media urged Beijing to “teach Canberra a lesson”.

    As much as I think Beijing ought to be taught some lessons on international diplomacy, Palmer was way out of line. If Canberra values its relations with China and does not wish to be "taught a lesson" it should deal with this Mr Palmer, teach him a lesson and make clear that his billionaire status is no free card to being a crude jerk.

    Posted in: Australia tycoon apologises for calling Chinese 'mongrels'

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    Ferguson police waited six days to publicly reveal the name of the officer and documents alleging Brown robbed a convenience store shortly before he was killed. Police Chief Thomas Jackson said the officer did not know Brown was a robbery suspect when he encountered him walking in the street with a friend.

    This is what I take issue with. Ferguson police were stalling.

    Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues

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    don't understand why NK regime hurls cruel insults to other world leaders?

    Sign of impotence of the flower-pot-haircut leader regime.

    Posted in: North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

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    Goodbye to democracy or any resemblance of it. Do the Thais really want democracy?

    Posted in: Thai army chief named prime minister

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    Another demonstration of the NK command of the English language: enjoy the choice of adjectives!

    Posted in: North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

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    No doubt these jihadists are cowards of the lowest level who hardly even carry any resemblance to human beings.

    Posted in: Jihadists claim beheading of U.S. journalist in Syria

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    During gestation a mother becomes very much attached to her baby which makes it hard and painful to just hand over the new born to a stranger, although it seemed a lucrative transaction at the outset. To protect the mother and her child and the 'buyer' international regulations are in order, which makes the whole affair a nightmare. A fetus growing in the womb into a human being feels the emotions of the mother that will affect it for the rest of its life, presumably. Surrogacy, ordering a baby like ordering a consumer product, I consider as an unbecoming business deal. Like Cleo stated there are millions of unwanted babies, children. Give these beings a chance instead of creating a very controversial situation. Just my opinion.

    Posted in: What is your stance on surrogate births?

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    There are those who think nothing of killing another human being not even in a war zone, whatever the crime. An endemic problem in a developed (?) nation with an endemic gun culture.

    Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues

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