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    viking68

    An inexperienced right wing conservative and a business executive who killed Hewlett Packard.

    Madness. What, women will now vote for him? I feel bad for Fiorina, she is just a pawn for a loser.

    Well, Cruz will go down in history as the third idiot to try this trick. He is losing so badly, he can only resort to tricks and gimmicks. So, maybe give him points (but no votes) for his efforts and tenacity.

    Reagan and Brown tried it as a means to prop up their losing campaigns and failed. Reagan at least learned his lesson and waited until he won the next primary before nominating his VP.

    My only hope, Cruz will quickly lose the next two primaries in rapid succession so that we stop hearing about him.

    Posted in: Ted Cruz taps Carly Fiorina to serve as running mate

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    It is true he committed grevious errors and should be punished but to revel in his pain is really a sad example of journalism gone very wrong.

    He deserves all the attention he is getting, and he deserves to go to jail.

    Posted in: Prosecutors seek 3 years in prison for bawling ex-lawmaker Nonomura over fraud

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    It is impossible to choose a favorite. There was so many outstanding songs.

    Listened to Kiss this morning. Like much of his work, Kiss is absolutely a masterpiece of music and vocals.

    I read one thought that seems worth repeating, his songs were either a prayer or foreplay.

    Posted in: Musician Prince dies at his Minnesota home at 57

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    The conductor's training was probably more focused on not making the train being late and keeping to the time table.

    I thought the conductor has access to the brakes.

    Posted in: Tokyo Metro under fire after baby stroller gets caught in train doors

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    The claim that this leak focuses on China is incorrect. There are many nationalities implicated, but China will only allow news that points to foreigners. HSBC and Credit Suisse are also squirming and saying that these schemes related to a time before they got caught and hit with large fines for tax shelters targeting the wealthy.

    Besides, China's politicians were already busted by the NY Times for having relatives own corporations. It appears to be a common practice in China. If you want a business, you need to give a government relative a percentage of the corporation.

    Is this a CIA job? Who cares? This should develop into a huge scandal, except in censor prone China and Russia where it will be business as usual.

    Posted in: China limits coverage of 'Panama Papers' tax haven revelations

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    The Philip Morris version has butts similar to real cigarettes. So, yes, expect to see them on the ground.

    That said, people smoking these types of cigarettes are probably more conscientious of others and are less likely to be rude.

    Posted in: Smoke without fire: Japan becomes test ground for real tobacco e-cigarette

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    Look out for collusion to increase electricity prices.

    It happened in the U.S. when brokers started trading electricity as a commodity after so called deregulation.

    Still, I think it is a good idea. Monopolies are bad for the consumer.

    Posted in: Deregulation of Japan's electricity market goes into effect

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    Japan likes “making a scene”

    No, countries are only shinning a light on the scene created by China.

    Meanwhile:

    China lays claim to most of the South China Sea.

    Posted in: China says Japanese base on Yonaguni shows its hypocrisy on South China Sea

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    CrazyJoe: Oh, and wouldn't pay you for your effort. And threatened to put you in jail if you didn't do what they ordered? All because they know you were the person who had installed the locks on your neighbor's house. And because they were too lazy or incompetent to figure out how to unlock the house themselves?

    You do realize that the FBI uses threats to get their way? It is widely known that they have used blackmail to set someone up to get them to act as informants. The informants then collect information and even entrap the suspect into committing a crime. By entrap, I mean convince someone who wasn't going to commit a crime to commit a crime. This has happened with NASA employees.

    The FBI and Hoover perverted "Truth and Justice" into just "Justice" (at any cost and justice depending on who was in power).

    Posted in: Judge sides with Apple in drug probe iPhone case

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    Putin is a far better leader than barrack hussien obama. Obama lacks balls. Among other things.....

    You also forgot to add to that, fortitude, will and a lack of wanting to engage terrorists or terrorism itself.

    The U.S. policy of stand off wars was created because of the U.S. public's distrust of U.S. policy makers, i.e., Republican policy makers. That distrust came about as a result of the Republican's "trump"ed up war on Iraq, which unbalanced the whole region.

    Now, you want to blame a President who is hamstringed by the do nothing Senate and go against public opinion. Oh yea, that is the Republican position on everything, disregard the electorate and do nothing if you can't have your way, oh and lie and point fingers.

    Posted in: U.S. to Russia: 'Put up or shut up' on Syrian ceasefire

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    "The constructions on relevant islands by China are mainly to provide more public service to the international community as well as to facilitate rescue, fishery and medical operations." Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    It is impossible to understand what public service the international community receives from anti-air missiles.

    If they are not already there, China will put anti-ship missiles there... for the public good of the international community of course.

    Posted in: China deploys missiles on disputed South China Sea island: report

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    the further you are from mass, and the **faster **time for the passengers of your space craft compared to someone on earth.

    Just a small correction to what I wrote.

    Posted in: Scientists glimpse Einstein's gravitational waves

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    Trump won't do it.

    There is a risk that a court will say yes he is eligible to run for president.

    Or, Trump knows the probable result, but he just wants to instigate uncertainty in Cruz while the case is being heard.

    Posted in: Trump threatens to sue Cruz unless he apologizes

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    "Share buyback", a.k.a. when you have too much money and see no way to invest it to grow the business.

    And, don't want to pay a dividend, which is what corporations normally do with profit that is not reinvested.

    Theoretically, it should create value for shareholders by increasing the value of the remaining shares, but that ultimately depends on the market.

    These are just stock value games, probably done because someone's bonus or employment is tied to the share price.

    Posted in: SoftBank announces Y500 bil share buyback

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    hamln: to be clearer, time is a function of mass and speed.

    Mass itself bends space and time. So, the further out in space you are, the further you are from a mass, and the slower time for the passengers of your space craft compared to someone on earth.

    I could never get my head around how speed affects time, but the effects are so small and the energy so high to get to a speed where it would be noticeable, I never worried about it. Speed also affects mass, or momentum to be more precise. We don't really see any of these effects except probably in nuclear centrifuges that are very fast and increases in mass must be accounted for.

    Mass and time, however, is more of a common issue. For example, satellites are far enough away from the mass of earth that their time runs slower than on earth. It is small, but the relativistic effects must be taken into account.

    Needless to say, relativity (including time/space/mass) are heavily proven science. For that matter, so is quantum physics. Each new discovery is merely a refinement of already proven science.

    Posted in: Scientists glimpse Einstein's gravitational waves

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    Our universe is slowing down and that's why time is slowing down. In other words time was faster in the early universe than it is now. Expanting space causes red shift to the light, slowing time causes blue shift.

    Time is relative to mass.

    Red shift is only a doppler effect causing light waves to lengthen relative to movement away from us. Red light has a longer wave length than blue. Can't think of a reason that has to do with time. Have never heard of a blue shift since everything on a cosmic scale is moving away from everything else, unless you are looking at something much closer like the planets in our solar system.

    Posted in: Scientists glimpse Einstein's gravitational waves

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    There are turtles standing on each other's backs all the way down.

    Well, 25 years in Japan does admit to weight causing things to fall. He's on to something.... But centuries late. But, me thinks he is trolling.

    What causes the weight? Mass + Gravity = Weight

    Gravity is one of the most proven sciences out there. It has been proven since Newton. All else has been refinement.

    Similar to the world not being flat, then round, then oval, then bulging at the center. The fact is the earth is not flat and each change in science does not make the original correct observation/theory correct, the earth is round (and not flat).

    Posted in: Scientists glimpse Einstein's gravitational waves

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    The movie celebrates a man who, as the title suggests, was unbroken.

    It is not about Japan. Japan is only one of the many things that the man had to overcome to survive.

    Posted in: Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

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    What was accomplished with this arrest? Nothing.

    The dealers have already thrown their phones in the trash and moved to a new location.

    Money would be better spent on education and treatment of addiction. Enforcement is a losing game. Focus on the demand, not the supply. However, that would require admitting a problem exists, and Japan is not a nation known for admitting problems.

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    edojin: perhaps it is better that the police step in and try to take control of his life.

    That statement sounds wrong for so many reasons. The government or people who know better should take over a person's free will???

    edojin: I still remember the days when Japan was a drug-free country.

    This statement is also pretty shocking. Goes along with: I remember when there were only Japanese in Japan.

    Posted in: Former baseball star Kiyohara arrested over drug possession

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