albaleo's past comments

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    albaleo

    Why is it that in times past Muslim/Arab/Turkish governments found it quite easy to tolerate and accept Jews and Christians and Hindus living under their government? But not in the 21st Century.

    Good question. I wish I knew the answer. Perhaps a resentment at others moving forwards in terms of prosperity and freedoms.

    Posted in: 200,000 join blasphemy protest against Christian governor in Indonesian capital

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    albaleo

    Nice photo, but JT, some photos outside of Kanto would nice occasionally.

    Posted in: Newlyweds

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    albaleo

    His objectives are likely to be different from those of all the parties on the ground. It could be interesting if even some of the current viewpoints change slightly. It could be disastrous too, but it can't be much worse than it is now. Let's hope.

    Posted in: Could Trump save U.S. Mideast policy? Or just make it worse?

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    albaleo

    Did I spell Hypocrisy correct?

    I think it's spelled c-o-n-f-u-s-e-d.

    The recount bid has been brought by Jill Stein, not Clinton. I read that the Democrats are not that keen on the idea, but have agreed to go along with it.

    What does anyone expect to result from this? The original gap in Wisconsin was in the order of 20,000 votes. That's a large gap. If there was any substantial difference after a recount, that would suggest either bias in the original count or bias in the recount (or bias in both). I think the Dems think there will be no substantial difference in the recount, but if there were it might reflect just as badly on themselves.

    I've read that there will be some kind of additional audit as part of the recount. I don't have details. If anyone knows, please share. But if it is able to check on the number of dead people voting or people voting multiple times, that might be interesting information to have. It might help for future elections.

    If after a recount and audit, the result were reversed, it would be an almost unbelievable turnaround. It would certainly be necessary to explain any difference between the original count and a recount.

    Why is Trump attacking the recount? He should be saying, "Bring it on!." Does he know something? Or is he just being his usual objectionable self? I'll go for the latter.

    Posted in: Trump slams recount push as a scam; says election is over

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    albaleo

    But you keep ignoring the 23 million that double voted for Trump!

    The fact that the MSM are not covering this should dispel any doubts about its accuracy.

    Posted in: Trump slams recount push as a scam; says election is over

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    albaleo

    People are knocking the idea based on the trivial size of the discount. But if the intention is to generate publicity, it may not be such a bad thing. There's no easy solution to this problem, and it really needs old folks to voluntarily stop driving when they are no longer up to the task. Replacing the pride element of keeping your license with the social responsibility of giving it up may at least help even if it doesn't fully solve the problem.

    Posted in: Police offer ramen discounts to elderly as incentive not to drive

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    albaleo

    Now its celebrated by the counter culture, never mind the oppression and patriarchy.

    They dont realize that the denial of basic freedoms tends to get in the way of creativity and expression.

    I'm confused, but perhaps less than yourselves. Are you saying you find it attractive or not?

    I think it's pretty sexy.

    Posted in: Muslim fashion show

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    albaleo

    Liberals who bash groups of people for supporting Trump because they're religious, not university educated, etc, is just a form of prejudice, no matter how you try to explain it away.

    That's wrong on the religious part. If I refuse a person a job based on skin color or place of birth or educational background, that's prejudice (pre-judging). If a person declares themselves a member of a religion, it's a different matter. They hold a belief, and judging someone on their beliefs is not prejudice.

    Posted in: Trump auditions cabinet prospects high above Manhattan

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    albaleo

    You are the worst PM in this nation's post war history.

    Except for all the previous ones. But seriously Aly, is Abe really so bad? He seems to do reasonably well in the popularity charts. To me, he seems more in touch with normal people than his predecessors.

    @itsonlyrockandroll

    Great post. Not sure I completely agree you, but the agriculture/rural sector is of great importance. The thoughts and influence of those over-60s' children may be more important than those of their parents. Why were't they at the fire and first aid training?

    Posted in: Abe says TPP would be 'meaningless' without U.S.

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    albaleo

    142,000 reported in the Daily Mail

    And we ask ourselves, is that high or low? While being right of center, the Daily Mail tends to cater to those who enjoy being angry all the time (Sometime nicknamed "The Daily Rage"). It doesn't take long to find another article that is less inflamed.

    http://www.dw.com/en/report-refugees-have-not-increased-crime-rate-in-germany/a-18848890

    No doubt this publication caters to gentle snowflakes. I guess there's a truth for everybody.

    Posted in: Merkel to seek fourth term to defend threatened 'values'

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    albaleo

    where does Japan get all this money to donate to other countries?

    Colombia imported $1.2 billion worth of goods from Japan in 2015. I think there's probably some desire for that to continue.

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    albaleo

    A terrible tragedy. I'd guess at least a few posters here have traveled on those trains at some time. For me, I took a similar looking train to Patna about 35 years ago. I think we went along the same tracks where the accident occurred. Let's hope we hear less of this kind of thing, and start to hear about more about the advances India is making.

    Posted in: At least 91 killed in India train derailment

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    albaleo

    The average nurses salary in the US is about $65,000 which translates to about ¥6,500,000. In Japan it's about ¥3,500,000.

    I'm not sure those numbers are comparable. From a search on the web, those look like figures for a US Registered Nurse (RN). Something called an LPN or LPV comes in much lower. Be sure you're comparing like with like.

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    albaleo

    I hope a President Trump works with Russia and Iran to help the Syrian government exterminate the radical Islamists.

    Actually Flynn (Incoming Head of National Security) has been quoted as saying that the US needs to work with Russia in Syria and that the world is better off with Assad staying.

    I hope they can work together too. But I hope it's not a pact for who they can destroy but for something they can build. Thousands of miles away, it's easy to see who the bad guys are. Up closer, we might find that the 'radical Islamist' is someone's uncle who only joined the nutcases in order to save his shop and carry on feeding his children.

    Perhaps I'm weird, but I find the images of destroyed towns and cities more depressing than the images of dead people. People worked hard to build those places. Life becomes pointless when what we create is so easily destroyed.

    Bombing really sucks.

    Posted in: Intense bombing of Syria's Aleppo kills 20

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    albaleo

    So sick and tired of watching Murray mumbling, whinging and shouting at himself

    Fair enough if you like your sports starts clean and shiny. But for us wrinkly, grumpy mumblers with bad clothes sense, he's the poster boy.

    Posted in: Murray edges Raonic; Djokovic thrashes Nishikori to reach ATP final

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    albaleo

    hey're likely to ignore a bowl of standing water, even if it's refreshed several times a day, but will quite happily drink running water if it's available.

    Ours used to ignore her own bowl of water, but would happily drink from the dog's bowl.

    Posted in: Science marches on, with no-melt ice cream and extended kitty longevity

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    albaleo

    Japan makes little use of solar power

    According to Wikipedia, it ranks pretty highly. And that's by total capacity, generation per capita. and increased capacity in the last year.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solarpowerby_country

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    albaleo

    albelio, do you really think this is a christian vs muslim problem?

    My comment was in reaction to Wolfpack's use of the term "the modern Left". I don't see it as a left wing trait to excuse the backwards morality of blasphemy laws. But I do see an element of hypocrisy in those who condemn blasphemy laws but think it morally acceptable to drop bombs in lands far away. (I'm thinking less of current campaigns against ISIS, and more of not-so-long-ago events in Vietnam and other places. ) It has seemed to me a trait of the 'right' or at least the morally conservative to support home-grown blasphemy laws and bombing far away peoples. Perhaps I'm too old for this discussion.

    Posted in: Police pursue blasphemy case against Jakarta's Christian governor as tension simmers

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    albaleo

    I only dropped by for a visit

    I bet he wasn't the only one. "I'm just taking the dog for a walk, dear."

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    albaleo

    Too many are quick to excuse the barbarity of modern Islam by conflating it with the actions of Christians hundreds if not thousands of years ago. But I guess that is the modern Left we must contend with these days.

    Not so many, I think. Most on the left that I know are strongly critical of Islam. On the other hand, don't we excuse the barbarity of modern Christianity because the bombing is done hundreds if not thousands of miles away?

    Posted in: Police pursue blasphemy case against Jakarta's Christian governor as tension simmers

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