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    donkusai

    Just looks like another studio who can't think of any new ideas and won't take a chance on bringing in someone or something new. I enjoyed the original Matrix movie. It was done well, the story was interesting, and it had a good ending. By redoing it, the whole surprise of the story would be gone. They've already tried to make 2 sequels and they were terrible. Personally, I find movies like the Matrix and Inception should be left alone once they've been done. Once you know the ending, any sequel/reboot is going to lack the impact of the original.

    Posted in: 'Matrix' reboot? Some say studio should choose another pill

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    donkusai

    This is the problem with an infinite recursive loop. The Republican leadership must make a policy on a topic that most of the party elite have staked their political reputations on opposing in all forms, yet now they have control of the government, their opposition has ruled out all available options, so they must make a policy on a topic that most of the party elite have... yeah, well, you all know how recursion works...

    If they support the leadership, they are traitors to true cause. If they stand true and resist, their own government becomes a limp joke. Personally, I'm throwing all my laundry in for this, because the spin cycle on this one is going to be epic...

    Posted in: Ryan pushes for unity as House panels debate GOP health bill

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    donkusai

    A wise man once said... "Now, I have to tell you, it's an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew health care could be so complicated."

    ...well, a man once said it at least. And for once, he was being completely honest and rational. Sad it all had to turn out this way. Sad. So Sad.

    Posted in: Ryan pushes for unity as House panels debate GOP health bill

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    donkusai

    Serrano: “Days of extreme heat and heatwaves will become even more frequent and severe in Australia." What happened to human-caused global warming?

    No idea what you're talking about here. The very sentence before the one you quoted clearly answers your question.

    "Even if this is just a natural variation, the effects of it is still the same, and to do nothing is stupidity personified." Agree 100%. We have to take steps to deal with inevitable climate change.

    ... for the second part of your comment, I've given you a thumbs-up "Good" rating on your comment. I wish more people would have also done so... Right now, we need action to address clear issues that a warming climate is causing and is projected to cause.

    Posted in: Australian summer weather smashes records

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    donkusai

    Robert pearce: Australian temperature records shoddy inaccurate unreliable.

    ...and your evidence for this? None... Just another politically motivated dismissal of recorded statistics for the sole purpose of pushing a political line...

    Posted in: Australian summer weather smashes records

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    donkusai

    "The climate changes naturally. There's no evidence that this is the result of man-made actions. Therefore, we should do nothing."

    No. Even if you don't believe the overwhelming scientific research, then you should at least recognise that this is a problem, even if it isn't man-made. Even if this is just a natural variation, the effects of it is still the same, and to do nothing is stupidity personified. The Australian climate makes it more susceptible to climate changes, so you can think of it as an early warning system. Regardless of your political leanings - please, please, please actually think of the consequences of these changes. The science on that is pretty clear.

    Posted in: Australian summer weather smashes records

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    donkusai

    So a right-wing radio host makes up a story with no sources, yet the MSM is fake news because it doesn't supply sources. The FBI head confirms this is not something that has happened, yet, as Serrano helpfully points out, right-wing TV pundits on FOX twist it to make it almost look like it might possibly look like an issue if the light hits it at just the right angle to blind your view of the bigger scene... and this is enough proof for our usual suspects here in comments to convince them that this is a true conspiracy that doesn't require any further analysis and should be pushed up to the highest levels of governmental investigation, while simultaneously refusing to admit any possibility that any member of the Trump team has anything at all to answer for despite weeks of revelations that clearly are nowhere near as concrete as this post-truth fact that Obama is a secret communist from Mars...

    Good luck America. In the absence of the ability to think critically, all you're left with is BS... and if that's your truth, then you've already lost...

    Posted in: Trump maintains confidence in FBI head amid wiretap friction

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    donkusai

    I think it's a great way of attracting customers to lose their money at pachinko. After all, if one country is willing to gamble away their future on electing him as their president...

    Posted in: Come right in

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    donkusai

    Media reports on numerous Trump indiscretions - His supporters cry "Rubbish. I don't believe it. Where's the proof?"

    Trump endlessly tweets stuff on his Twitter with no proof ever given - His supporters cry "it's probably true. I believe it. Where's your proof that it isn't?"

    Hypocrisy at it's best.

    Posted in: Trump claims Obama had phones wiretapped; Obama denies it

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    donkusai

    For me, I fear how many "home grown" potential attackers are being ignored while the various political parties, and the commander-in-chief, try to score political points over each other. With the exception of 9/11, of which the highest proportion of attackers were Saudi (not on Trump's ban list), most terrorist attacks in the U.S. have been home-grown. The circus that has been Trumps sudden edicts that the relevant authorities were unaware of has taken valuable resources away from the actual process of "keeping America safe". Oh, you troll by asking what proof I have of this? Look at the how the courts are being tied up with this stupidity. While we're dancing to the Trump circus, we are taking valuable resources away from the very authorities that are meant to protect us. It's the difference between media spin and actual action. What's the point of scoring right-wing media political points at the expense of actual national security. But hey, those who object will dance the far right-wing line that it's leftist-whinging. As a moderate right, that argument disgusts me...

    Posted in: Trump considering 'brand new order' after travel ban halted

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    donkusai

    “We don’t see any evidence that it was intentional,” the spokesman said.

    There's a history of Chinese fighters trying to intimidate aircraft from other countries over the SCS. In 2001, near Hainan island, one fighter actually collided with a US plane causing the fighter to crash and the US plane to make an emergency landing. One of the problems with an overly-nationalist military is that there'll always be posturing, and it's best not to let it escalate. I think the statement given above by the spokesman was the right one to make, all things considered.

    Posted in: Chinese, U.S. aircraft in 'unsafe' encounter over South China Sea

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    donkusai

    My Facebook has been bombarded lately by paid advertisements telling me of the terrors of renewable energy and of how cheap coal power is... Strange that none of those messages take into account the $2-4 billion a year in subsidies that the coal industry receive from the government... add the tax you're paying for that onto your energy bill and the picture changes pretty drastically.

    One of the biggest problems in the Australian energy system is that a number of private companies are trying to maximise profits at the expense of their customers. We need a solid base of renewable energy, we need a solid base of gas powered systems for on-call base load, and we need to kill the hyper-expensive coal subsidies that politicians use to pretend that coal is cheaper when it really isn't. Until the politicians stop crowing to their political bases and actually start supporting a system that functions, then we're stuffed, plain and simple. Renewable energy... yes. Base load gas... yes. They have to work in unison.

    Posted in: Sydney braces for blackouts amid extreme heatwave

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    donkusai

    Bernardi wants to think he's the Donald Trump of Australia, but he's far closer to being the Ted Cruz. He has about the same lack of charisma, is about as well liked by his fellow politicians and will most like to prove just as successful...

    Posted in: Australian senator, who is Trump supporter, to start new conservative party

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    donkusai

    Asakaze: The difference is very simple. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union Russia was in turmoil, but now it is in upward trajectory... To the contrary, Ukraine is in a sharp downward spiral.

    It's always refreshing to hear such an unbiased view on issues of world conflict...

    Posted in: Putin says Ukraine escalated conflict to get U.S. support

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    donkusai

    @ Serrano

    That seems a rather deceptive way of describing it (not a comment about you, but about the story itself). It is not saying that no one approves of Turnbull, but just that an equal number of people approve as disapprove. He still leads the leader of the opposition by 20% as preferred Prime Minister. I'm not sure what these statistics have to do with this story though...

    Posted in: GOP senator tries to reassure Australia after Trump call

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    donkusai

    @ kurisupisu: And how many people commenting here and against Trump's position have ever helped an immigrant or welcomed one into their homes?

    Actually, volunteer teaching English to refugees and migrants in my own community lead me to change my career and eventually led me to a 4 year teaching job in a small village in Japan. It's more common than you think.

    Posted in: GOP senator tries to reassure Australia after Trump call

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    donkusai

    I must admit, as an Australian, that I was surprised that the Obama administration decided to accept the refugees from Manus and Nauru. It did solve a really sticky problem that the Australian government created for itself. I also deeply respect the efforts that McCain is making to try to bring a little sanity to these first 2 weeks of the Trump administration. He really seems to be someone who understands what is going on. From the standpoint here, though, it is clear that a Trump U.S. is turning inward, and it is also clear that regional powers in the pacific are going to have to reorganise in a way where they can work together without the United States. Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and with luck, Indonesia and other S.E.Asian countries are going to have to work together for our own security. Maybe it is time for a shift in political power... I sense that McCain realises that the U.S. becoming irrelevant is not a good outcome...

    Posted in: GOP senator tries to reassure Australia after Trump call

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    donkusai

    Facewho?

    Posted in: Why Facebook keeps pushing you to go 'live' with video

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    donkusai

    This news makes me sad. So sad.

    I feel sorry mostly for the residents of Fukushima, especially the older ones who have spent their whole lives there. This endless nightmare must be hell on them.

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    donkusai

    @ M3M3M3

    The deal, as originally reported in November, only refers to refugees - but it was not only Manus, but Nauru as well. So far, in all of the reporting I've read since November, it has only ever referred to the deal being about the resettling of refugees. But I will concede the point that when the media says "refugees", the meaning can vary based on the media outlet involved. Other news, though, has reported other offers such as tickets home to those who were not found to be refugees, so based on the whole, I'd say we are most likely talking about those found to be actual refugees by the UNHCR.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-13/australia-announces-refugee-resettlement-deal-with-us/8021120

    Posted in: Australian PM, Trump offer different versions of phone call on refugee deal

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