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    theFu

    3000+ dead and they haven't really gotten outside KTM yet. This is terrible.
    Haven't been able to reach any of my friends there yet - 3 days since the quake. At least the airport is open.

    Posted in: Over 700 dead in Nepal quake; Everest shaken

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    theFu

    These people have all met before. They may not be life-long friends, but they probably are more than acquaintances. A hug, when on American soil, is perfectly acceptable.

    I hug old friends I haven't seen in 20 yrs and only communicated with because of a visit to their town. Sometimes they aren't ready for it either. ;)

    Posted in: Give us a hug

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    theFu

    So ... they want a salary-man? Yuck. Just kill me already. If I had to go to the same desk job, even if it wasn't boring, day after day, I'd rather have a bullet in the head.

    Posted in: Survey asks Japanese women what professions they don’t want to date

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    theFu

    My thoughts go out to all the people impacted. Only spent a few weeks in Nepal around Holi time and found the people there to be wonderful, generous, and fun! Took about 5 days to be a tourist. Was there upgrading the wifi network infrastructure at a Buddhist Monastery. The monks need their youtube. ;) Worked on my karma at the same time. I haven't been able to check-in with my friends there yet.

    Nepal has rolling blackouts as a way of life - 6hrs of power, 6 hrs without, 6 hrs of power, 6 hrs without. The power schedule shifts daily by 1 hour to make it equally inconvenient for everyone in the country. Many businesses are used to working without power.

    Their roads and hospital infrastructure can't handle this. They need help. Read that Pakistan has offered everything they have - it will be needed. Hopefully India and China and USA and Japan and Australia will help too. This is massive. Many thousands of people are likely buried and dead. There are probably many missing people in slides on many other mountains in Nepal where people live and work.

    If you can't go there to help, please open your pockets and give to a charity helping there like the Red Cross. They will need this help for years.

    Posted in: Over 700 dead in Nepal quake; Everest shaken

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    theFu

    Don't think I'll be going to the movies this summer - at least not for these. I'm tired of no-imagination stories.

    Bring something new, imaginative. Though I would see a new Iron Man. The climax in the last Avengers just went on-and-on-and-on-and-on. The scene AFTER the credits was my favorite. I like shawarma. ;)

    I can wait for the DVD (won't use BR here) to be shipped from Netflix for most of these.

    Perhaps Xmas will bring something interesting?

    Posted in: Sequels multiply in summer movie season

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    theFu

    I don't think Paul is qualified to be President - he wasn't a "community leader."

    Fortunately, any President is limited to 10 yrs of total time in office or 2 elections. Ref 22nd Amendment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-secondAmendmenttotheUnitedStatesConstitution#Text

    Posted in: Republican hopefuls bicker over America's role in world

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    theFu

    Never heard of Rakuten before this article.

    With online purchases, the reputation for "making things right" matters to me. Amazon has that reputation AND they back it up with actions.

    And Amazon has been collecting sales taxes for years here.

    I looked at Rakuten's site. Looked like target or sears. I don't "shop" on those - only visit them for a specific thing. I dislike when shopping sites use 3rd party addons to help shopping, tracking, us. Rakuten is using 5 external trackers. Why? They inherit the reputations from each of those trackers. Since I find 3 of those addons offensive, I will NEVER use Rakuten.

    Posted in: How come Japanese shopping-website operator Rakuten is still relatively unknown in the U.S. and Europe, where Amazon.com rules?

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    theFu

    Vaccines are in the top 10 of all human inventions. A tiny percentage are impacted by any specific vaccine, but I wouldn't risk my kids life by NOT vaccinating them without PROOF FOR MY CHILD to know it will cause harm. Other kids are someone elses problem. Mine will be vaccinated for their good and the good of the "herd."

    For example, I'm allergic to ThermaSol, so I have to watch for any drugs/vaccines which include it. That doesn't mean every other vaccine is bad or that alternative vaccines made without ThermaSol aren't the best choice for me.

    Posted in: Australia to deny benefits to parents refusing to vaccinate children

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    theFu

    So she isn't a live-long politician AND she does COSplay? She's got my vote!

    Posted in: Nurse cosplay: Would-be Hiroshima City councilwoman’s innovative campaign tactic

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    theFu

    Are each of these copies legal? If not, the MPAA needs to get a ruling against Lee Min-Bok for the $4K/incident.

    Or did Seth provide these excess copies for free to clear out the warehouse of this terrible movie?

    Posted in: 'The Interview' DVDs dropped into North Korea by balloon

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    theFu

    Good. Other countries should do the same.

    Recall once on a flight from northern Argentina back to BsAs when a Chinese tour group got on the plane. It was nearly full, but as is common in SA flights, the emergency exit rows were mostly empty. For some reason, speaking English is a requirement to sit there. Anyway - one of the Chinese tourist saw an empty row and moved there. The flight attendants confronted him - in English - which he didn't speak AND refuse to move. He was forced to move back to his seat and the plane was met by police upon landing at AEP. Don't think he had a fun time there.

    Seeing unruly people anywhere reflects poorly on tourist, the region and the specific country these people are from. Of course, sometimes locals make the wrong assumption about the origination of the unruly person, so it reflects poorly on anyone of similar appearance.

    Posted in: China to keep track of its tourists' unruly behavior abroad

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    theFu

    I'm scared by almost every politician in the USA - democrat or republican. They have an equal share of idiots at 99%. In my industry, jobs are still an issue - most companies want to allow h1-b Visas to lower the pay when there are hundreds of thousands of qualified people unemployed still already here. I'm under a non-compete clause that shouldn't be allowed (but has been upheld by state courts here) - to get a job, I have to move to a different state.

    ObamaCare - my monthly health insurance costs doubled in January. Of course, I think President Obama sucks. He's costing my family over $1500 more per year! That's real money, his mandatory healthcare act forces people like me to spend and my coverage is less than it was. Hardly "progress." He isn't just a threat, he is already attacking my monthly budget. Can't take another one of his taxes.

    We can blame both parties for the rogue NSA, rogue FBI, rogue IRS, rogue EPA, rogue DoEd, rogue DoJ, and rogue FTC. There are examples of each of these departments doing crazy things to Americans in their own states and cities.

    President Putin is half a world away and attacking my next door neighbors family in Ukraine. I'm not worried he will fire any nukes this way or invade the USA anytime soon.

    I don't care that he's black or purple or red or yellow or white or ....

    Posted in: Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin

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    theFu

    Guess I'm the only person who sees this as a way for Japan and the USA to celebrate our common successes and our few differences?

    I honestly don't care about the internal politics everyone else is sighting.

    No relationship is perfect. The best way to improve relations between any peoples is to travel and exchange ideas. I don't need/want any more apologies for something done by our fathers and grandfathers. It was a war caused by the leaders from many different countries. The people can learn to get along so our stupid leaders can be reigned back before doing anything so foolish again with any other countries.

    Japan isn't perfect and neither is the USA. We can both learn from each other.

    Posted in: Boehner invites Abe to address U.S. Congress on April 29

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    theFu

    Diapers? If someone in the cockpit wants to crash a plane, they can. Same applies to bus drivers, truck drivers, personal vehicle drivers. Or people walking on bridges, overpasses, streets. There are millions of ways to kill yourself.

    I can't think of any real fix that is 100%. Talking about this isn't helping.

    Posted in: Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why

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    theFu

    Both Presidencies have eroded the rights of US citizens beyond belief. Both have small items to be proud about. Both administrations need to be held accountable by history for all their illegal acts around the world and at home.

    Oh - and the TSA needs to be shut down.

    Posted in: Obama vs Bush: Public protection and perception

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    theFu

    I have to agree with the women on most of these, but telling someone she is cute or beautiful is something I only do when I think it is true. Not believing me is a sign of insecurity. Further, being cute 1 day doesn't mean you are always cute.

    Telling a girl I love her depends on the situation. Are we in bed with less than a month of dates OR have we been exclusively dating 2-3 months? The first is a man trying to get laid. The second is my heart talking.

    Posted in: Japanese women list top 10 lies they can spot the second a guy says them

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    theFu

    Something that most people don't understand about the US Gov spying. Any data is NOT shared with corporations - this is different than most other government spying around the world where they feed local companies the information for competitive reasons.

    For the people who do think that giving up a little privacy to be "more secure" is a reasonable trade, especially if you have nothing to hide. http://www.wired.com/2013/06/why-i-have-nothing-to-hide-is-the-wrong-way-to-think-about-surveillance/ - that is the wrong argument. Even if you don't have anything to hide, someone you know probably does and there are real safety considerations whether they live in a small town nearby or in a hostile nation around the world. Everyone needs for every government to protect our privacy.

    Today, I do NOT feel free to exercise my freedom of speech in the USA. There is simply too much surveillance happening here by tracking us online, as we drive, as we travel, and as our mobile devices move around the city, state, country and overseas. Smartphones truly are personal tracking devices. http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/09/15/346149979/smartphones-are-used-to-stalk-control-domestic-abuse-victims

    Still think we don't need privacy?

    Posted in: Worry more about your privacy and less about surveillance

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    theFu

    The Chinese know we will a) sell them our highest technology b) help them learn to install it c) expect them to steal it d) expect them to shut our companies out of their country - after fines for made-up charges

    Why do we do it? Seems dumb to give away the store for 1/100th of the value provided. Just ask Loral, Semens, GE, Qualcom, Cisco, Intel, ...

    Their technique is well-worn yet we keep falling for it.

    Western software companies have been training Chinese in all aspects of software lifecycle and design. Eventually ZERO software will be sold from outside the country.

    Is it smart for China, but dumb for everyone outside to go along.

    Posted in: U.S. working with Japan, Europe on Chinese cybersecurity rules -U.S. official

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    theFu

    For all the people here complaining that we don't care ... why did you even click the link to this story? I did just to see a photo of a "talent".

    Posted in: 'Talent' Suzanne announces divorce

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    theFu

    If Japanese woman were trained how to wiggle when they walk rather than giggle when they talk, there would be a lot more Japanese models for the runways around the world.

    Exactly. I love seeing Japanese women in both traditional and western clothes. It is a shame that the local fashion scene doesn't see that too. Sure - have a token white chick, but especially for the domestic market, please show the local beauty.

    Posted in: Japanese clothes but few Japanese models at Tokyo Fashion Week

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