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    @Pat Telzrow:

    I don't know how old you are or when you were "growing up" but the theory of Milankovitch cycles has been pretty much substantiated by deep ocean, Antarctic and Greenland ice sheet core samples and fossilization records. The earth is entering a new ice age but it will take another 20,000 to 30,000 years (so don't stand outside and watch for it to happen). Anyway, the people you mention do not have a monopoly on fear mongering for political or monetary gain.

    Posted in: Japan's CO2 emissions 2nd highest on record in fiscal 2014

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    Some people here need to do a little more research regarding atmospheric CO2, some of your assumptions are just wrong. CO2 is a very important part of the atmosphere. If there was no CO2 in the atmosphere, the Earth's mean temperature would be about -33C. CO2 undergoes a natural cycle being released in various methods (respiration being one of them). It is released into the atmosphere and then absorbed b y water, rocks and foliage (trees). Most of the CO2 released by man is absorbed by the oceans, however cold water holds more CO2 than warm water. The warming of oceans release CO2 which leads to an increase in the greenhouse effect. In actuality, CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere FOLLOW global warming, not cause it. CO2 levels today mirror the exact cycle that has occurred for about 400,000 years (long before we were here). This does not mean we should do nothing about it, we just can't continue to put MORE CO2 into the atmosphere. My present project, Snovit CO2 Solutions, is working to capture and store CO2 produced by natural gas production at about 4,500 meters under the ocean floor in a zone that is mostly sandstone which absorbs the CO2 naturally. Anyway, it's a first step. But make no mistake, the earth is entering another glacierization period (about every 70,000 to 100,000 years) and as this happens, the oceans will cool again and hold more CO2.

    Posted in: Japan's CO2 emissions 2nd highest on record in fiscal 2014

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    @ Kurobune:

    Dude! The season just started. No reason to get excited about the standings yet.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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    "we can’t rule out that it’s gang-related. We’ve had problems for some time with gang crime in this area,” she added.

    Criminal gangs, by definition, do not obey laws! The strictest gun laws in the world do not stop criminals from obtaining and using them. England has had strict gun laws for decades but they didn't stop the IRA from having weapons and bombs in central London.

    Posted in: Several fatalities in Sweden pub shooting

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    Bad news day for people from Bangladesh!

    Posted in: Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

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    @dcog9065

    I can't imagine how miserable it must be there

    I lived there for almost 2 years and it's a fantastic place............just don't break their laws and don't bring your "I'm smarter than everybody" attitude with you.

    Posted in: German vandals ordered jailed, caned in Singapore

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    @volland:

    FInally.... all my life I have waited for this. Where can I buy one?

    Well the clock will probably be available at any 7-11, but finding a -180 Celsius place to keep it might be a little harder.

    Posted in: Two clocks keep time for 16 billion years

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    There might well be another explanation for this, People (company employees etc.) are getting more reluctant to use their personal smart phones for business purposes. It is sometime difficult to determine what part of your bill is reimbursable and there are also concerns about security of personal information on the smart phone. As a contract employee, my contractor provides me ( as well as their permanent employees) with a company provided phone that is basic mobile phone and SMS capable. For this they usually get the cheapest hardware they can get that serves the purpose.

    Posted in: Japan's old flip-phones soldier on while smartphones shrink

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    What exactly does it take to be a "private detective" in Japan, anybody know?

    Posted in: Private detective arrested over murder of his girlfriend

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    7 of the 9 identification points are what she was wearing, do they think that after nearly a year she is wearing the same clothes?

    Posted in: Parents of girl missing since last March appeal to public for help

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    between Jan 31 and Feb 5.

    Anyone who eats a 5 day old bento is looking for food poisoning!

    Posted in: 104 suffer food poisoning after eating bentos in Tokyo

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    He should have just told them to be quiet.

    or maybe ingone them and mind his own business?

    Posted in: 32-year-old man assaults boy for 'laughing at him'

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    Well, if the ISIS thugs want to burn Jordainian Pilots alive, then I think the Jordanian air force should start using napalm on the terrorists. Let them get a taste of what it feels like.

    Posted in: Jordan launches new airstrikes against IS

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    Islanders face off with Tokyo

    Sounds like the start of a hockey game between New York and Tokyo

    Posted in: Battle for Okinawa: Islanders face off with Tokyo over bases

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    If they are so safe, why are the top three (Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka) located in countries that still have a death penalty?

    Posted in: Tokyo named safest city in world; Osaka No. 3

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    I guess they didn't borther going to Oslo, Bergen or Stavanger Norway, all of those cities should be at or near the top of this list.

    Also, I guess they m issed South-Central L.A. ( or maybe they couldn't find a cop brave enough to escort them there.)

    Posted in: Tokyo named safest city in world; Osaka No. 3

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    New York, where the hookers and drug dealers of formally crime-ridden Time’s Square

    Wow, you can substitute "Shinuku" or "Kotobuki-cho" for Times Square, but of course those professions are not considered crimes in Japan.

    Posted in: Tokyo named safest city in world; Osaka No. 3

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    "Honey, I think we going to have to break up, you seem to have a bit of an anger problem." "I DO NOT!!" ( stab, slash, whack, whack, whack.)

    Posted in: Man found dead in Tokyo apartment; police arrest former girlfriend

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    The Japanese military complied with international law and maintained high moral standards, with the world's strictest military discipline

    Are they serious? Were the Nanjing massacre and Unit 731 activities in accordance with international law? What kind of "moral standards" permit Japanese soldiers to carry out experiments on humans?

    Let's not forget the Burma Death Railroad, The Bataan Death March, the massacre of around 50,000 Chinese Singaporeans and the "contest" between two Japanese soldiers of who would be first to cut off 100 Chinese heads, a running account of which was widely reported in Japanese news papers.

    All done with the utmost Japanese propriety of course.

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    "My J wife took one look at Goto's mother on TV this morning and muttered that they should not be showing her like this."

    Then how, pray tell, was she supposed to make her appeal to the terrorists? Dress up and wear make-up?

    Posted in: Japan awaits news of hostages as deadline passes

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