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Old 03-25-2013, 03:59 PM
 
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Japanese scientists have found vast reserves of rare earth metals on the Pacific seabed that can be mined cheaply, a discovery that may break the Chinese monopoly on a crucial raw material needed in hi-tech industries and advanced weapons systems.
Japan breaks China's stranglehold on rare metals with sea-mud bonanza - Telegraph
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:50 AM
 
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China never really had a monopoly on the resources, they started dumping them on the market about a decade ago putting many mines out of business including ones here in the US.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:02 AM
 
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This is the best news all year.....
I'm not so sure about that -- it's even more reason for the Chinese to make war with Japan, and I think in such a scenario the U.S. would be no more effective than they were in regards to China's annexation of part of the Phillipines not too long ago..
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:10 PM
 
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I'm not so sure about that -- it's even more reason for the Chinese to make war with Japan, and I think in such a scenario the U.S. would be no more effective than they were in regards to China's annexation of part of the Phillipines not too long ago..
That's almost as funny as North Korea going to war with America....

Good one....
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