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Spot The Superpower - Redux

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No, it is not a glitch in the matrix: we previously used the same title about a month ago when showing the relative imports of crude in the US vs China. This time the topic is slightly different, but the players are the same. The premise: "Japan, US call off joint drill to 'retake' disputed islands fearing backlash from China." At least it is now clear who calls the shots from not only a tactical (see China starts drilling for crude in a US-protected Afghanistan yesterday), but strategic standpoint as well.

From the New Orleans Sun:

Japan and the United States have decided to cancel a joint security drill to recapture a remote island in Okinawa Prefecture, according to sources.

 

Tokyo and Washington were considering holding the drill on the uninhabited island of Irisuna as part of joint military exercise slated for November.

 

Sources said that the drill could lead to a backlash from Beijing, which has reacted harshly to Japan's nationalization of the Senkaku Islands, which are also claimed by China and Taiwan.

 

According to the Japan Times, a government source said that the decision to skip the Irisuna recapturing drill 'reflects the opinion of the prime minister's office'.

 

Another reason was opposition from residents on Okinawa Island, about 60 km away, where sentiment against US bases has flared up following allegations that a Japanese woman was raped by U.S. sailors on Tuesday, the report said.

 

According to the report, the sources said that in light of these factors, the Defense Ministry found it difficult to proceed with the exercise, although it is considering substitute drills.

Uncle Sam: making friends everywhere he goes. In other news, Chinese ships are returning to the vicinity of the contested Senkaku islands, having departed recently, but solely due to a now defunct typhoon.

 


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Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:34 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Look at all those women in uniform, mmmm good, but then again I was a military man.  Bring it.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:37 | Link to Comment JPM Hater001
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Would you kill a commie for mommy?

Not these ones.  I'd just hug'em and kiss'em and name them george.

Someone tell me about the farm again...will ya?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:49 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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Bitches, bitches.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:06 | Link to Comment unrulian
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+10 haha

 

it should have been...Bitches, Bitchez

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:09 | Link to Comment Dalago
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The Zionist will be pissed.  Watch, you'll see all these zealot Jews warming up to the Chinese.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:10 | Link to Comment Ar-Pharazôn
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milions of peaches, peaches for me.... milions of peaches, peaches for free.....

 

"Ramones"

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:35 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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"Ramones"??!?!

LOL

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:17 | Link to Comment Lohn Jocke
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And I suppose "Giants" was a song by the sex pistols...

 

"This house is Haunted by the ghost of Adam Smith..."

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:12 | Link to Comment FubarNation
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POTUS

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:12 | Link to Comment Lee Bertin
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:49 | Link to Comment Dalago
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Rome is, if not already, falling.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:20 | Link to Comment Jake88
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Rome has a plan and it is very well situated. Neither China or Russia is ready to take on the US.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:17 | Link to Comment e-recep
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why bother taking on now? the us is rotting from within. let time do its work.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:45 | Link to Comment Conrad Murray
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Some guy who had a burial at sea not too long ago held the same view. You in cahoots with the cohorts?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:16 | Link to Comment Dalago
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hahaha burial at sea... ahahhaa!

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:14 | Link to Comment caconhma
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Looks like there will be no a zionist banking mafia controlled New World Order without China permission.

But, without an easy and reliable access to the world major natural & energy resources, China has no future.

As for Japan, they are in between a rock and a hard place. Making enemies with China will be a very stupid thing on Japanese side. Historically, Japan was not very bright in world geopolitics.

PS

Romney wants a war with China now. He is either a dangerous fool or an idiot or both. In eyes of American masters, he is a great candidate.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:21 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Nice stick save this morning by the PPT.  Tell you about the farm? why yes, life has been good for agriculture these past 10 years;

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-21/lessons-fiat-reality-why-i-lear...

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:00 | Link to Comment turbosuperman
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Wow, the Americans pretended to care about some islands with no natural resources in order to keep the Japanese imports flowing.

That certainly means that China is the superpower.

I think I'll go fill-up my SUV now.

Why must Tyler play the fear card?  If you want your readers to vote for Romney, then just say so.

Romney/Obama - either one will press the button when the time comes.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:41 | Link to Comment Freegolder
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Discussions in the ZH offices today:

 

'A quick google search has thrown this up people, well, here's an interesting story from .....hmmm, it's the New Orleans Sun, never heard of them....hmmm, never mind, our readers will like the story anyway, it fits our current line on superpowers.

Hang on, the story contains no actual facts....hmmm. Oh, bugger it, publish it anyway, it says it has good sources, so it must all be true. But, it quotes sources from a Japan Times article, so we'd be publishing 3rd hand speculation.....never mind, it's a juicy story, no one will notice'

Ah, I am such a cynic, but tis a shame to see a great site like ZH publishing garbage journalism like this. We love your own research and digging, not pinching cr*p from tabloids.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:50 | Link to Comment Jim in MN
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It's one little part of the exploration of a developing theme. 

If you know anything about it, now would be a good time to share. 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:32 | Link to Comment AustriAnnie
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Step 1:  Click on this link: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=news+for+japan+us+drill+island+cancel

Step 2: Click on the first link that pops up: "News for Japan US drill island cancel"

Step 3: Click on "all 568 news articles" and pick the source you prefer over the New Orleans Sun

Step 4: Admit your comment was without merit (OR) back your comment up with proof.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 16:45 | Link to Comment Freegolder
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Sources quoting sources quoting sources. Speculation, speculation and more speculation. Pointless. That was the point I clearly made, yet you somehow failed to grasp.

Now bugger off.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:34 | Link to Comment FubarNation
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I can't tell what those lovely ladies are carrying - SBR AK-47's?  Norinco MP5 clones?  What ever they are yum yum.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:36 | Link to Comment earnyermoney
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I'm sure AnAnonymous can add clarity to the photo.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:29 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

I'm sure AnAnonymous can add clarity to the photo.

I already know what his response to the photo will be. Some might call it clarity, but others, well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reeOOA4Ha7M

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:51 | Link to Comment Der Heuschrecke...
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Type 79 Chinese copy of Russian PPS43

 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:36 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Chinese ships are returning to the vicinity of the contested Senkaku islands

 

What the hell....the Russians are moving back to Alaska. They know there's no way we're going to reach a budget deal. No bucks....no boom boom!

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:35 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Our kids dying for poppy fields and Chinese oil drilling?

Disgusting.

However, just look at how we have gutted our own manufacturing base and sold out nearly every industry for the sake of Wall Street and Washington live for the moment expediency.

46 million on food stamps and an unpayable national debt for what?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:37 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Borrowing money from China.....to send to Egypt.....it's the American way.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:43 | Link to Comment drivenZ
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Borrowing money from China.....to send to Egypt(and the ME)...to secure cheap oil...it's the American way.

 

either that or we develop new energy technology. But why would we want to do that?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:06 | Link to Comment malikai
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Problem is, that oil ain't so cheap no mo'. However, in 10 years what we pay now will probably be very cheap.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:10 | Link to Comment SmallerGovNow2
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What new energy technology?  No other form of energy can compete with the energy denseness of oil.  And no other form is as transportable...

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:34 | Link to Comment drivenZ
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energy efficiency... it's the easiest and best way to reduce oil consumption. that and nuclear. Nat gas in commercial and trucking applications can also go a long way. 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:18 | Link to Comment Stuck on Zero
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Natural gas can be converted to Methanol very cheaply.

 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:35 | Link to Comment SoNH80
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Exactly-- methanol is the fuel of the future.

You can make it from:

Natural gas; coal; methane (e.g. sewer gas); cellulosic waste (e.g. wood scraps, garbage).

You can ship it using current infrastructure, only slightly modified; you can burn it in cars, trucks, trains, ships, and airplanes; you can use it to heat your house, it can power a fuel cell.

Methanol rocks, in other words.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:33 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Better go look up the productivity of a gas well compared to that of an oil well before you get too excited there sparky.  Moreover, energy density if still the issue.  You don't get something for nothing, ever.

Methane does not provide the power required to fly.  In fact this is why avgas still contains lead, even full on automobile gas does not have enough bang, especially with all that ethanol in it now.

 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:02 | Link to Comment SoNH80
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I'm not so quick to dismiss methanol fuel for cars and airplanes.  Hell, my R/C plane when I was a kid ran on the stuff... and those Top Fuel dragsters don't exactly lack power... we could have fewer fatasses on the planes, and it could work...

I have also heard reports that methanol can be made from atmospheric carbon dioxide when combined with hydrogen produced by electrolysis-- something about the Icelanders experimenting with that.  It may hold promise.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:37 | Link to Comment Blizzard_Esq
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Apparently you can have methanol on the rocks as well. Just ask all those people in Czeh bars who died drinking it. Apparently its a neurotoxin that can be even absorbed thru the skin.

As for a car, you'll need a gas tank about twice the size as gas to get the same range as gas has a lot more energy....

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:05 | Link to Comment SoNH80
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They could cut down on the absurd accessories in cars (airbags for one--- they kill as many as they save), use more weight-reducing materials, and double the tank size.  Or, you could just go to the fuel station more often.  They could also get rid of the heavy and expensive anti-smog equipment, epecially those platinum catalytic converters, needed for gasoline.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:39 | Link to Comment JPM Hater001
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"46 million on food stamps and an unpayable national debt for what?"

Nothin...and the chick's for free.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:39 | Link to Comment kito
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for what?? for the enrichment of those who pull strings of course....silly ebworthen, as if war and money were created for your benefit!!!!!.....ha!!!!!!.............................

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:45 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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Without Walmart and Foxconn, how would Americans support their non-negotiablly blessed lifestyles?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:58 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Work

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:57 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Work? Really? Isn't that rather, what's the phrase, not optimal?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:08 | Link to Comment Scalaris
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Expansion of reality television industry; half the population's lives filmed, while the other half watching.

Obviously the two halves' roles will be counterchangeable on a six-month-cycle basis.

My seesaw economyTM proposal.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:16 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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Brilliant, because if we understand "work" (paging Dr. E.) as anything remotely resembling the classical definition from physics textbooks, there just ain't a lot of it to do, and that what there is, Americans are loathe to get on with.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:55 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Be careful what you do in the presence of your computer if it's running, or you, too, may be providing entertainment for someone whether you like it or not. (http://www.slashgear.com/aarons-stores-spying-on-users-that-rent-compute...) If Aarons can do it, so can the government.

And I bet you thought the South Park episode about home spying and the Toilet Safety Administration (http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/410443/im-not-a-chick) was a fantasy.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:51 | Link to Comment Marigold
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Don't be silly ... Your kids are protecting the poppy fields for the banksters and the military industrial complex. I believe they fly it in via the UsA air base at Frankfurt.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:01 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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You mean they don't sew it into corpses headed for Dover AFB anymore?... I musta got distracted somewhere...

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:04 | Link to Comment Peachfuzz
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The politicians will probably say that just like outsourcing jobs created more jobs and a better economy, that the Chinese can drill in Afghanistan and sell it to us cheaper than we could, and it'll make more jobs in this country because we can trade it 80 ways to Sunday on the market.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 21:30 | Link to Comment Sparkey
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Thank you Peach Fuz for clarifing that, of course the elites are working for the common good, the common good is good for everyone, trust your leaders they''ve got your best interests at heart" and they've got the brains and the genes to save us. Don't threaten the elites with punishment, tell them all is forgiven, but ask them politely ,but incessently, to please turn the herd away from the cliff, the human herd is running at full speed towards the cliff and the only ones who can effect a change of direction are the elites, explain to them that no one will survive unscathed and from here, no one can predict the landscape of the post chaotic event World, we are all in it together and no ammount of money is going to save anyone from anything.

No one can effect any human change except by the power of persuasion.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:38 | Link to Comment Svendblaaskaeg
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Retreat is the new Victory!

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:58 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Advance to the rear. Or as Obama might out it, FORWARD to the rear.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:39 | Link to Comment youngman
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Anyone think China´s Gold buying might be bigger than what is stated ....I do.....I think they have an end game.....and that is a new world currency.....

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:42 | Link to Comment FubarNation
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Just remember the Golden Rule.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:07 | Link to Comment malikai
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He who has the tungsten listens to the ruler?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:07 | Link to Comment bushwarcrime
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I thought that too, but what would you do if China did have 10,000 tons of gold?  I'd crash the price of gold, I have no idea how but the conniving psychopathic wall street-pennsylvania avenue freaks will dream it up, you can bank on that

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:23 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Is that new currency going to be 100% redemable in gold?  If not, just another paper fucking promise.  Just the same, holding some Yuan and other fiat on the other side of the dollar is never a completely bad idea.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:51 | Link to Comment tahoebumsmith
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I call it the China trap and have been ridiculed by many suggesting that China may be planning to take down the US without ever firing a missle or even a bullet. They have taken a large majority of our manufacturing jobs thus leaving us vulnurable if we need to once again produce something ourselves, they own 1.3 TRILLION in US debt, they have cornered the precious minerals market and now they are going after the oil. What worries me most lately is the alliances China has been forming with other countries within the BRICS and elsewhere across the globe making deals which will eventually move away from the dollar. While America's only concern is trying to elect a puppet, China is preparing their non military take over in total stealth mode.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:28 | Link to Comment viahj
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i agree with your sentiment but China isn't trying to take us out (non-militarily). they just realize that we're doing it to ourselves and they are positioning themselves (hedging their economy) to be in a power position once we go down the toilet.  the $1.3T in USTs are really starting to become a mute point as that's the yearly deficit size (more or less).  i think that China may demand some of "our" gold and other assets in exchange for those UST holdings.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:31 | Link to Comment 1fortheroad
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Last time I was in Amerika I saw people throwing away more than they bought. 

 

40% import tax should cure that. 

 

 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:02 | Link to Comment Wile-E-Coyote
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That's when we will have war 3

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:42 | Link to Comment Kaiser Sousa
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how do u deal with a bully on the yard???

bulk up, and then whip his ass.....

America who???????

America what????

keep stacking Gold and Silver unless you wanna be bitchez Bitchez....

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:50 | Link to Comment Svendblaaskaeg
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Keep tacking PM's, keep packing iron

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:45 | Link to Comment dbTX
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Romney needs to jump on this in tonight's debate, or whatever you call it.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:41 | Link to Comment GlobalCtzn
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The mutually agreed upon forbidden topics and questions list probably contains this one. Don't hold your breath.............

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:45 | Link to Comment FubarNation
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When those Ladies invade the US mainland I'm going to start a rebel/insurgent group and name them the Beaverines.  Fitting I reckon.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:03 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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I'd just stand up and come to attention.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:45 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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Mini skirts and Go-go boots...

How 60's.

I hope I get captured alive.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:03 | Link to Comment bushwarcrime
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your punishment, death by facesit

 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:11 | Link to Comment Monedas
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They can only invade on full moon nights once complete menstrual cycle synchronization has occured in transit on troop ships !

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:35 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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They attack when pre-menstrual -- they don't even need those weapons.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:48 | Link to Comment Everybodys All ...
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This is what happens when you give up your manufacturing base year after year after decade after decade.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:03 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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But at least we have cleaner air and water.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:53 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Wasn't Obummer the world citizen supposed to make us loved throughout the lands?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:52 | Link to Comment freedogger
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I surrender

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:56 | Link to Comment Karlus
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Look, when we go ahead and slap China in the mouth we will do it and there is nothing to be gained by poking the dragon right now.

They have little ability to project power beyond their region and while they can cause problems for Japan, who cares. They have an old carrier and try getting a million man army anywhere...

The reality is the joke is on them for producing iPhones etc and getting worthless dollas which they are forced to use to buy Treasuries...all of that "debt" can be repudiated when they do something stupid that makes us mad. They are stalled building their middle class so its a push to the next hand.

For those that say debt repudiation will damage the dollar, i would say...you really think anyone thinks we are going to pay them back at par or otherwise? Its great that we saw all of the smiling war faces at the olympics, but as far as business goes China has a lot to learn.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:08 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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Which UST's would that be,that they are buying ?

Am sure the existing holdings have bee hypothecated to purchase commodities,

and the liability is now someone elses problem. Probably JPM and the Squid, so

guess whose  that will bacome.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:07 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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No, the joke is on us. Real wealth is capital in the old-fashioned sense, which means productive assets: PPE.

Who's down with PPE? China's down with PPE.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:14 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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That's the first thing I think of when I look at any empty mall that's been built three times. 'Productive'.

LOL

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:28 | Link to Comment Overfed
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For now....

But lack of foresight and learning from previous mistakes is a hallmark of American politicos and business.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:01 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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I wonder how much that Japanese move on those islands is explained by the loss of fishing grounds due to Fukushima? 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:42 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Radioactive Godzilla Fishermen ? Does everything have to pass through your Fukushima filter ?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:03 | Link to Comment Sizzurp
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It was a losing battle. China is on the power side of the balance sheet. The global capital pools want them to keep growing and keep winning.  Our side is in decline.  We are saturated with debt. We have put ourselves into a position of debt slavery, and that debt will be collected on one way or another.  The system of negative value debt based money has done this to us, along with the greed of our elites.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:07 | Link to Comment Catullus
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That's great for a country that doesn't have a navy that could reach Hawaii or Austrailia. A disputed island chain that's been a disputed island chain for centuries. Wake me when they actually let their currency float.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:06 | Link to Comment Mad Mohel
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So apparently it's not only their submarines that are full of seamen.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:06 | Link to Comment e-recep
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if UK and USA are in the middle of economic hard times and cannot escape it, then the best thing for them to do would be to push other countries into conflict so that they damage each other and get poorer. after all, everything is relative. yes, the world is sinking but the important question is "who will remain at the top of the sinking pile?". so it would be for the interest of UK and USA if the neighbouring countries all around the world would spend resources fighting each other over trivial issues.  secret services of UK and USA are still capable of igniting wars by false flags and/or by MSM propaganda. so why not?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:15 | Link to Comment awakening
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Same playbook from before WWII; could work provided the rest of the world develops amnesia =S

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:50 | Link to Comment Jake88
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Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:32 | Link to Comment Monedas
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You give us too much credit .... very flattering .... but these off beat races and religions don't need to be encouraged to kill each other .... it's what's for dinner ! Self-loathing exists in many parts of the heathen world !

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 22:25 | Link to Comment Clever Name
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So who has been pushing us into all of the conflicts that we are in?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:13 | Link to Comment Jake88
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The problem with the analysis is that it assumes the statements are true. Please! Are you telling me that they did not consider backlash from China when they originally planned the exercise. A Japanese woman was raped by a US sailor? That's gotta be a first.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:27 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Could that possibly be a black US sailor ?  Deja vu all over again ! They tell us the race of the victim .... but not the alleged perp ?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:14 | Link to Comment grunk
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That's a bunch of tough-ass flight attendants.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:36 | Link to Comment resurger
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They also do compulsory kegel exercises!

I want that ...

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:12 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Watch your head.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:23 | Link to Comment jayman21
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Boots on the ground.  Nice.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:34 | Link to Comment giggler123
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Perfect image, they can cook/bake, home make and hold a gun - nothing else is needed?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:43 | Link to Comment Jim in MN
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So the USA's strategic imperatives in Asia are thwarted by a bunch of Chinese babes in baby blue and....Skyler Dozierwalker????

 

LOL what is this a Buckaroo Banzai sequel?

 

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20121022_03.html

One of the two US Navy servicemen under arrest on suspicion of sexually assaulting a Japanese woman in Okinawa has reportedly admitted his involvement in the crime.

Japanese police apprehended Seaman Christopher Browning and Petty Officer 3rd Class Skyler Dozierwalker on October 16th on suspicion of sexually assaulting the woman who is in her 20s. Both sailors are 23 years old.

Investigators say Dozierwalker admitted the charge and expressed remorse for the victim, who reportedly sustained injuries. Browning initially denied involvement but later admitted that he was at the scene of the crime.

NHK found that Browning later admitted that he committed the crime with Dozierwalker.

Police say Browning claims he cannot remember what happened before and after the incident as he was drunk at the time.

Oct. 21, 2012 - Updated 20:05 UTC (05:05 JST)

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:53 | Link to Comment Monedas
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You're not suggesting it was a "salt and pepper" rape tag team .... those are quite rare !

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:08 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Hup, 2, 3 .... parade rest .... at ease .... present tampons .... hike skirts (rustle,rustle) .... insert tampons .... sluuuuuuurp !

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:12 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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The red makes so much more sense now.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:12 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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No, I have it on good authority that we can dictate trade terms to China and create jobs in the US.

At least that's what he said last week.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:27 | Link to Comment SoNH80
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Those ladies are just the typing pool for the 666th Brigade, 69th Route Army, Propaganda Team Corps.  Or the People's Armed Flight Attendant Police.  Hard to tell in this picture, the 666th Brigade wears cream go-go boots, the Flight Attendant Police silver.

 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:59 | Link to Comment Jake88
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New low cut uniforms and push up bras will be issued later this year.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:07 | Link to Comment Dan Conway
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I am a sucker for any good conspiracy theory and there is much to worry about China and their leader's ambitions.  If we were truely weak, China would have invaded all of their neighbors by now.  But I think most of the b.s. coming out of beijing is just bluster for their sheeple to fear the sword and get in line.  Look at Putin, do you really think he is going to invade anyone larger than that city like he did back in '08?  These narcissists just want the fruits of dictatorship.  What I really fear are the bozo's in the DC that are really damaging our country and the rest of the world.  They are the real danger to freedom here and abroad. 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:18 | Link to Comment RealFinney
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You must have missed the memo, the term is Retrograde Advance, retreat is obsolete oldtalk.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:35 | Link to Comment Smiddywesson
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If things were going as well as the world's newest "superpower" would have us believe, they wouldn't be messing with their two biggest customers over a decades old issue.  Maybe they need xenophobia at home more than they need good customer relations in a globally depressed market because things aren't so good on the home front.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:42 | Link to Comment 10mm
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Those nasty bitches look hot in periwinkle

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