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    yosun JUL. 19, 2016 - 03:45PM JST ROC has been being an independent country for 105 years which is longer the age of PRC, so your question is not a question!

    It is a question. Chinese declaration was the UN Conference on the Law of the Sea, held in 1956, and the resulting treaties signed in 1958, such as the Convention on the Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone.

    Posted in: China tells Japan to stop interfering in South China Sea

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    @jimizo

    I agree. Problem is that "majority vote" law has to change. That’s why we elect representatives to debate, and select courts to study. But until laws change, this is the best there is.

    Posted in: Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

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    @fxgai,

    So what is your definition of majority vote? You don't believe in majority vote? That is today's democratic system law.

    Posted in: Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

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    fxgai JUL. 19, 2016 - 02:56PM JST We're staring at another wasted 4 years I fear.

    No. This is what makes America great. Unlike other countries that cannot listen to other opinion,s it listens to all opinions. In the end, it all works out.

    Posted in: Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

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    shallotsJUL. 19, 2016 - 02:59PM JST It seems to me that your argument is self-negating. If A can do X, then anyone can do anything.

    How do you define fairness to the law?

    Posted in: China says it is closing off part of South China Sea for military exercises

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    FizzBit JUL. 19, 2016 - 02:46PM JST No she hasn't. Her delegates at the platform meeting quashed a vote by sanders supporters to get rid of the TPP. She will flop if she gets elected.

    Huh? Clinton said from the very beginning that U.S. has to have a trade agreement that would create good jobs, raise wages, and advance national security and she still believe that's the high bar have to meet. It's not there. She has concerns.

    Posted in: TPP, Asian security pose challenges for Trump, Clinton

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    Madverts JUL. 19, 2016 - 02:48PM JST Trump supporters are such morons it won't even register the disgraceful plagiarism.

    Why don't you respect the majority voting in the U.S.? You don't believe in democratic system?

    Posted in: Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

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    YoshitsuneJUL. 19, 2016 - 03:10AM JSTAccording to this ruling, Thitu island is indeed a rock under UNCLOS. It doesn't matter if the people there call it rock or island.

    How do you define "island"? Okinotori is nothing but a piece of rocks. If Japan can define this piece of rocks as a boundary for EEZ, China and all other countries can do the same to thousands of islands in South China Seas. You cannot see from the air. The latest photo of Okininotori that is completely submerged atoll that surrounds the area, the man-made buildings propped up on stilts, and circular man-made structures ringed with rocks and encased in concrete. The actual islands which are above sea level at high tide are to be found within these concrete structures which protect them. And Japan calls this islands?

    Posted in: China says it is closing off part of South China Sea for military exercises

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    SenseNotSoCommonJUL. 19, 2016 - 02:29PM JST What could a 36 year-old possibly see in a 70 year-old billionaire?

    What is age? They seem happy together. That's all that matters.

    Posted in: Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

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    Article states: "The second-year senior high school student in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor,"

    This law should change in Japan.

    In the U.S., the Law enforcement records and files are not open to public inspection or disclosure to the public except in cases where: Japan needs to change to rules.

    The child is 14 or older at the time of the alleged conduct; and the child has been adjudicated delinquent (by a court) or alleged to be delinquent by a law enforcement agency for an act that includes the elements of rape, kidnapping, murder, robbery, arson, burglary, the intentional manufacture, delivery, or possession of a controlled substance, or other act involving the use of or threat of serious bodily harm.

    Posted in: Another arrest warrant served on teen for killing woman in Ibaraki

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    SuperLib JUL. 19, 2016 - 01:50PM JST Ernst didn't provide any evidence that there are ISIS terrorists in all 50 states. Therefore, we judge her statement false.

    Where is your fact that certain states are safe from ISIS terrorists? I don't know of any state. Do you?

    Posted in: Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

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    WakarimasenJUL. 19, 2016 - 01:09PM JST Quite right. lots of UK hotels and ad companies and filmmakers and engineering firms will also be cheap for Japanese companies now.

    I am not convinced. And despite the best intentions of everyone involved, almost every time, the UK has come out worse off. Over the past few decades Britain has sold companies to overseas interests at an unprecedented level, and the rate of sales shows no sign of slowing. The key problem is that when a British company is sold to a foreign owner, it is controlled in the interests of those people who are living abroad rather than of the workers based in Britain.

    Profits made on foreign-owned companies are most likely to be paid in taxes to foreign governments. It is this offshoring of management jobs in the manufacturing and industrial sectors that has led to the weakening of experience and skillsets in the UK. It makes it more difficult for British managers to build the experience and skills they need to run effective industrial companies. If British school want to enter industry and manufacturing, there are now fewer and fewer opportunities. This has surely been a big contributor to the large skills gap between industrial managers in Germany and Britain.

    Posted in: May says Softbank-ARM deal shows Britain can be a success post-Brexit

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    PTownsend JUL. 19, 2016 - 01:28PM JST but once again it'll be people from the lower economic orders, i.e. the people the Trumps and their ilk have always thought of as looooosers.

    So how has it come to this? The media has played a big role, of course, but that Trump is the result of the method of election used in the primaries: majority voting.

    Posted in: Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

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    uperLib JUL. 19, 2016 - 01:14PM JST No healthcare plan for 6 years despite a dozen promises?

    But the biggest problem is not unfairness. It is the real impact these differential subsidies will have on the economy. As businesses discover that almost everyone who earns less than the average wage gets a better deal from the federal government in the exchange from Medicaid and most people who earn more than the average wage get better deal if insurance is provided at work, they will change their employee benefits radically and maybe even restructure the organization of entire firms.

    There is a straightforward solution that is to make the tax subsidy for health insurance the same regardless of where people get their health insurance. It would be even better if we let people use their tax credit to buy into Medicaid and let people on Medicaid leave and claim the tax credit to buy private insurance instead. At a minimum, this would free up the job market from the arbitrary burdens of health reform.

    Posted in: Trump forces quash attempted revolt at U.S. Republican convention

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    garymalmgren JUL. 19, 2016 - 10:24AM JST The evidence says that 30,000 years ago people arrived on these remote islands.

    Japan is also made up of many islands. Do you think it is enough blood for China to claim Japan?

    Posted in: Boats replicating voyage 30,000 years ago reach destination

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    Trump's foreign policy is just a massive fear of the rest of the world. To any kind of foreign threat, his response is just to wall off the U.S. literally and figuratively. He does believe you can use the threat of U.S. economic power to somehow rewrite the rules. It combines militarism with isolationism.”It's a very zero-sum idea of what is best for America, that enemies should be attacked ferociously but with no real interest in the context which the enemies arises and no interest in trying to shape the societies. The mentality that U.S. is getting screwed by trading partners and need to be tougher on them.

    That’s how Mussolini got in, that's how Hitler got in, they took advantage of a situation, a problem perhaps, which humanity was going through at the time, after an economic crisis. Trump's rejection of military intervention in pursuit of democratization in Libya and Syria also puts him crosswise with many neoconservative policy advisers. His emphatic opposition to the Iran nuclear deal demonstrates a deep skepticism of diplomacy, unlike former secretary of state Clinton, who puts a premium on “soft power,” or coercive diplomacy.

    Trump could try to make the case that Hillary Clinton is more hawkish and war prone than Trump would be. But it's going to be very easy for Clinton to push back on that. Clinton could paint him as dangerous by pointing to rhetoric suggesting he's willing to bomb terrorists' families or let Japan and South Korea build nuclear weapons. If Clinton was smart, she would also paint Trump as someone who is so short-tempered and sensitive that you don’t know what he'll do, someone who'll fly off the handle.

    Posted in: Trump forces quash attempted revolt at U.S. Republican convention

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    If SoftBank plays its cards right, and if the Internet of things explodes as predicted, ARM could indeed become even more important than it already is.

    Posted in: May says Softbank-ARM deal shows Britain can be a success post-Brexit

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    Obama wants fewer cops killed by assault weapons, and the Congressional Republicans rip him as "unpresidential." Democrats want to keep terrorists on watch lists from buying assault weapons and kiling Americans, and Congressional Republicans call it anti-American. And I say "Congressional Republicans" because I don't believe the GOP represents the sensible position of most Republicans, who have wept for the police victims and their families in Dallas, Black congregationalists in South Carolina, and gay Americans in the Pulse Nightclub.

    Posted in: Obama urges greater respect, understanding after shootings

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    inkochiJUL. 11, 2016 - 09:03AM JST Democracy is the best way to change governments or regimes - less damaging and traumatic than eye-gauging, blood-letting and force-based coercion of revolutions, civil war and foreign intervention-based 'regime change'.

    If democracy were just about majority rule, then Maliki’s approach of appealing solely to the two-thirds of Iraqis who are Arabs of the Shia denomination might work. But there’s a lot more to democracy than that, equality before the law, due process, personal freedoms, property rights, etc. For many Iraqis, those items remain as unattainable today as they were under Saddam Hussein. The simple truth is that Iraq as currently constituted can never be a stable democracy, and thus U.S. warfighters sent there to shore up Maliki’s faltering regime are likely to find themselves defending a dictatorship.

    Posted in: Do you think democracy is the best form of government?

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    The UK will try to reduce immigration from the EU, probably with a points-based system like Australia's. It means giving priority to high-skilled workers and blocking entry to low-skilled ones. Many jobseekers from the EU may be told to leave. The rules for family reunions may get tougher. What the UK can start doing immediately is tighten the rules for migrant benefits. Brexit will undoubtedly boost the anti-EU, anti-immigration parties in some other EU countries and it may also inspire some countries to hold their own referendums on EU membership.

    Posted in: Brexit shock more bad news for Abe

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