About a dozen people believe the Japanese testing results and case numbers half are here in this comment section.
Not even the government believes them, even they are not that stupid.
They put them out hoping enough people are gullible enough to buy it until they get their Olympics.
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As I mentioned previously
My daughter's company has Vaccine but was told they still needed the stupid vouchers but so few in the company actually have a voucher the company decided to heck with the rules and she will get her first shot on Monday.
They told their employees that if and when they receive their voucher to just give it in then.
The problem is if they start just those with vouchers the defrosted Vaccine will have to be wasted.
So everyone will be vaccinated at the same time voucher or no voucher.
If the government would give up on the stupid voucher idea that wastes paper, money and time, things would go a lot faster.
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I don't believe her record as a man gets wiped so I suspect "Yes" is the not so interesting answer
Born a man that is understandable, declaring one's self a woman is very different.
I can declare myself a genius but that doesn't make me a genius.
I can claim to have brown eyes and wear brown contacts but that does not mean my eyes are actually brown.
Long ago I work in an institution during summer holidays and one patient claimed he was a cat, would only eat and drink from a bowl on the floor, purred, licked himself to wash, etc.. that still didn't make him a cat.
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For half the population of Japan, UK has still a 7 day average of over 9000 cases. That’s quite a lot.
UK tested approximately 1 million per day over the past 7 days. For have the population of Japan
Japan tested barely 60,000 per day over the past 7 days. For twice the population.
See any difference?
7 ( +9 / -2 )
I have a question that I know will upset many but here it goes.
Hubbard has not "fully" transitioned.
This means at anytime Hubbard can revert back to being a man.
Now remember we now have many new categories like pangender non-binary, fluid gender, etc..
So what happens if Hubbard wins and in the future decides to be a man again or another category not woman but pan/fluid/non-binary, etc..
Does Hubbard still get to keep the medals and titties?
Interesting thought for the future!
7 ( +7 / -0 )
i could be wrong but unlikely, but i think Japan is delivering more vaccines each day than any other country in the world now?
That may be possible primarily because Japan is sooooo far behind the rest of the developed world,
USA over 60% Vaccinated nearly 50% fully
UK 70% Vaccinated 50% fully.
Canada over 70% Vaccinated 20% fully and like the USA they can just walk in to a pharmacy and get their first or second dose ( second only after the designated date ).
As I pointed out the archaic paper voucher system failed dismally.
Now the Japanese government need private companies to come to the rescue.
My daughter will get vaccinated on Monday next week because her company is ignoring the voucher because few have recieved it.
The plan is Vaccinate and later if and when the vouchers arrive hand it into the company.
Suga and his crew couldn't even tried their shoelaces and probably have velcro instead.
7 ( +9 / -2 )
Sunday's test results from I will guess under 2,000 tests.
Itvis ironic that nearly every news outlet made a big deal about Uganda and it's low number of cases and low testing saying because they don't test much the number of cases in Uganda cannot be trusted.
But here we are in Japan where testing is low but we are told to believe the number of cases and low testing doesn't matter.
Strange how that is!
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Well, some female-born athletes do have high levels of testosterone and that's probably unfair, too. Sports is about testosterone levels. I say compete in the same field with similar testosterone levels.
Before posting look up the facts.
The average female has between between 0.3 and 2.4 nmol/L.
Even very high level rarely reach 4 nmol/L ( men 7 ~ 31 nmol/L )
Further more any born female over 5 nmol/L must reduce their testosterone below that level for 12 months the same as transgender but without the benefits of higher bone density, higher hemoglobin, etc..
Depending on the discipline/sport if a born women's testosterone is over 3.5 nmol/L they may be subjected to extra scrutiny for possible doping.(this all depends on their sport's governing body).
As pointed out many times the testosterone level is a false flag to distract from the other transgender advantage, such as bone density, bone structure, hemoglobin levels, blood volume, lung capacity, heart capacity, etc... All these are far more adventitious to an athlete than testosterone.
That is why blood doping became far more popular, storing high oxygenated blood and transfusing it just before competition to boost blood volume and oxygenation.
Transgender have this blood and oxigen advantage naturally over born women.
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The way to do it would be to add all mirror categories in all sports to make way for the planned inclusion.
That is called compromise and unfortunately that community does not know the meaning.
Take public toilets, some refuse to use men's or women's and want unisex, a compromise was proposed in many western countries having a solitary unisex, disabilities, etc.. toilet ( similar to what we have in most malls in Japan.
This was rejected by the LGBTQ.....etc... Community as they want only their way and nothing else.
In this case Hubbard has to compete with born women in order to further their agenda anything else is unacceptable.
This hardline stance is why so many of my LG friends have given up on the BTQ....etc... And openly say it is time to distance themselves from that part of the community
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When they decided to allow men in women's divisions they should have automatically created similar weight classes/ categories for the women's divisions even if there are no competitors in those categories yet.
Can you imagine the outcry from the transgender community if that was done?
Hubbard would be the only one in the category and would get a medal for just showing up.
But the community would scream to high heavens that it was discrimination to isolate Hubbard.
Now guess why it wasn't done.
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A 140kg Hubbard is competing in 87 kg up category
Hubbard can't even compete in that weight class in the men's category and now he's competing in the women's 87kg?
87 kg is the highest women's category.
Only one woman was 100kg previously most of the heavyweight women are no more than 90kg
I did find out there was talks and plans to add a new higher category but it was scrapped when they realised the only one competing that would be in it would be Hubbard.
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I so love the joke "the Olympics are needed to lift spirits" " needed for the wellbeing of mankind" etc...
Here is a reality check.
They are the games for the RICH and powerful plain and simple.
The last Olympics the top 10 countries took home over half the gold, the same 10 took home half the silver and bronze.
The next 10 countries all first world took home well over half the remaining medals.
There are 205 Nations and dependencies at the games and 20 rich and powerful countries take home nearly all the medals.
These are the countries that finance their teams, with government money sponsors money, the best equipment, coaches, etc..
The rest have near zero chance training with donated outdated equipment, no budget or money, etc...
We could remove 180 countries and dependencies from the games and the competition and medal count wouldn't be much different.
That is how big a joke these games are.
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Okay, hypothetical question; what if there was a female-born athlete that had a similar bone density and muscle development to a male? Would you say she should be banned?
Well that depends on certain things, if that is the case then the probably is they will also have far higher testosterone in which case they will be treated like a transgender.
But bone density is only part of the advantage hemoglobin and blood volume, lung capacity, heart size are all a factor.
I imagine if a female had the hemoglobin of a man and the oxigen saturation of a man it would trigger a blood doping investigation.
From what I have read transgender Athletes are expected to show higher oxygenation levels than born female so no investigation into possible blood doping.
So basically if such a female existed they would be subjected to far more scrutiny than the transgender.
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That's a ridiculous argumentum ad absurdum. You might as well argue that people can feel that they were born the wrong height. Being born the wrong sex clearly has a much greater impact on people's lives.
Now give us a logical reason not your feelings.
If you Think someone that is born with a genetic weight disorder has it better or less problems than an fully healthy man that says hevusca woman then you need to learn a few things.
Being born with autism has far more impact than feeling you are the wrong gender, having any serious disability has more impact even dyslexia has more impact.
But in this case like all the related cases the LGBTQ................ Community is loud very loud and organised and is given far more than groups that actually need more but are unable to get more because they are more often than not drowned out by the far more vocal groups.
A 140kg Hubbard is competing in 87 kg up category the next heaviest born female is barely 100kg if she qualifies if not the next is just over 90kg as a man the category would be 109 kg up.
No 109kg category for women because there has never been a need for it and ask yourself why that is?
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I am not against transgender living as they like, I don't even care or see any problem with them using the women's toilet no danger ( I do see a problem with the idea floating around on unisex public bathrooms the kind with communal stalls sinks etc.. it isn't the transgender I worry about it it the predators that can and will use those as hunting grounds)
In my neighborhood we have at least 3 people I know personally for 30 years that live as women despite being born male one is a very good client shows up in kimono is a tea ceremony teacher and brings his/her bowls and other pottery in for repair regularly one of my best and favorite clients.
But we do have to use logic in certain cases and sports is one, the physical differences are there denying them or wishing them gone will not change that.
We do not put a featherweight boxer up against a heavyweight because logic is the featherweight wouldn't stand a chance.
The same logic needs to be used here.
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Laurel Hubbard hefted 185 kilograms in two lifts on the way to qualifying in the women’s super-heavyweight division for the Tokyo Olympics.
I congratulate Laurel Hubbard and I wish him all the luck.
Great achievement for someone that if put in the men's category would be super heavyweight division!
Oh right women's super heavyweight is 87 kg up Hubbard is 130 kg which in the men's places in the 109 kg up
Hubbard's closest born female competition barely weighs 100 kg.
Interesting to note that the Wikimedia pages of all the other top female weightlifters list their category and the body weight.
While Hubbard's Wiki page curiosity leaves out Hubbard's weight which is over 130kg. 30 kg over the closest born female.
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The IOC policy specifies conditions under which those who transition from male to female are eligible to compete in the female category.
Yes and many doctors have pointed out that the focus only on testosterone is flawed.
Lets ignore the fact that even at just under 5 nmol/l is still over twice the upper level any born female has. ( Side note if the 5 nmol/l wasn't any help then why can't born female artificially increase their testosterone to that same level?)
So let's look at hemoglobin levels born males have higher hemoglobin, larger blood volume, larger lung capacity, larger hearts than a born female of equal size.
This translates to more oxigen to the muscles, ( so why ban born females from getting the same advantage be blood doping?)
Then we have bone density, which all experts say only starts to reduce if the person remains of hormone therapy to reduce testosterone for at least 5 years uninterrupted and will take at least 10 years to reduce to the level of a born female.
These are not anti transgender but simple biological facts.
No different than my eyes are blue and wearing brown contacts doesn't change that fact.
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I cannot believe all the hate and misogyny in the above comments
Please look up the meaning of "misogyny".
If anything the comments here have been In support of women actual born women the vast vast vast majority of those classified as women.
Sad thing is this has to be pointed out!
See who the real misogynist are, the ones telling born females to shut up on this subject or face trouble.
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Also, I think it is quite gratuitous to show the 2 photos of her breaking her arm in a failed lift.
That is all part of the propaganda.
Showing those makes it look like Hubbard is not as big a threat to the born female, it give this false image of " look Hubbard doesn't always win" .
It fails to point out that it is not uncommon for such things to happen even on supposedly easy lifts if the person makes an incorrect move.
But these are engineered to give a false sense that Hubbard isn't as big a hurdle for born females as the facts show.
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There has been no protest from other weightlifters. I guess the female weightlifters are more respectful of people's gender choice than people commenting online about it.
There are plenty more, even with the gag order!
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Now I am not an expert on the categories but if I am correct Anna Vanbellinghen would be in the one category lower 81 k but has competed in the 87 k up.
Either way at under 90 k what chance against a 130k Hubbard?
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What a joke!
If Hubbard was in the men's category Hubbard would be competing 3 weight levels higher.
Now think about that!
At 130 kilos Hubbard would be in the men's 109 kilos and up category.
But as is expected there is no such category for women as the reality few if any in competition are even close to that size/weight
Women's top category is 87 kilo up.
To show a difference in the Olympics men have 81~ 96 k, 96~ 109 k, and 109 k and up.
And please no "what if a natural born women was that size?" Silly comments. It hasn't happened before and if it did it would be extremely rare.
Biology and physics, most born women that reach the height and size of Hubbard suffer from problems related to their height because of the natural lower bone density and pelvic structure of natural females something a post pubescent born male will not face.
Feeling are all fine and dandy but biological facts are reality are another.
I am not saying people like Hubbard cannot live if be a woman in whatever way they want that is fine their choice.
But to say they are the same as natural born is going against all science and biological facts.
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The more frightening things is, if or when there is a sharp rise in cases happens, where is the money going to come from.
Government auditors already suspect the cost of the games is over twice the $15 US billion claimed ( we may never fully know until much later) as it is the official direct losses are already at $ 4.4 US billion for the Tokyo government it is highly likely that this to is also actually double, we are looking at $ 8~10 US billion debt that the people of Tokyo will have to pay off.
To put that into perspective 1976 Olympics in Montreal one of the worst financial disasters in Olympics history was $ 1.6 CND Billion took a special tax and 30 years to pay off.
So take the probable massive debt add in the economic losses from the pandemic up until now, then add in another major surge in cases and we can see things will be far worse as cost cutting affects hospitals, testing, treatment, help for individuals and businesses, etc...
Any surge even a small one after the Olympics will be the final nail in the economy's coffin.
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Interesting but I would also like to see a poll on whether the Japanese believe the government's covid case numbers!
My extended Japanese family ( and it is very large due to our situation) all are expecting a surge after the Olympics but also all think the government's testing numbers have been low and the number of cases in Japan are already far higher than claimed.
Yesterday here and every other Japanese Media made a point about the Ugandan team member testing positive and that the official numbers of covid cases in Uganda were suspect because Uganda testing is low but all ignore the fact that Japan's numbers and testing are also extremely low.
So why does Uganda's low testing make their number of cases suspect but the same doesn't apply to Japan?
My wife, her siblings, mother ( a healthcare worker), ex-wife, her siblings and parents, uncles aunts, grandparents, etc.. from all the families not only expect a rebound but also suspect that we are still in a serious situation only without testing the official numbers are not telling the real story.
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I honestly can't believe this guy is Japanese, this is not something anyone in Japan does and there is no tradition of eating cats in Japan.
But it does remind me of back home when the police were called to a large park because some people were catching pigeons putting them in bags.
Turned out this was going on all around the city as certain immigrants from Eastern Europe and middle East were catching and eating them.
And the strangest part was there was no law against it.
What happened was one guy was arrested then it got in the news that what he was doing was perfectly legal so a whole bunch of people decided it was Free pigeon for the taking.
Not sure if the laws were ever changed.
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Hilarious that so many here dismiss the low testing rate in Japan but then when the Ugandan team member tests positive after arriving in Japan, the Japanese news makes the low testing rate in Uganda a focus and links the low covid cases reported there with the fact Uganda doesn't test much.
Strange how low numbers of cases reported in Uganda isn't believed because they have a low testing rate but we are expected to believe the low number of cases in Japan despite the low testing rate.
The non logic is incredible.
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I refuse to take the vacation.
Fine your choice but remember that in the future when you get refused boarding on your next flight, refused entry into a country ( not one you are a citizen of) refused re-entry into Japan, etc...
Because as has been made clear most countries are eventually going to agree on some form of Vaccine certification and every country has the right to refuse entry to any non citizens for any reason it pleases.
Don't believe the fantasies or crazy idea some try to pedal that "it is your right not to be vaccinated" that applies only in your country and not when traveling internationally.
And don't believe the crazier ideas that people could get away with false certificates, if caught presenting false documents to any countries immigration the consequences will be far more serious than most realise.
Already we are seeing Canadians having problems with the USA because many Canadians are Vaccinated with AZ not approved by the FDA so despite being Vaccinated they are having trouble, non Vaccinated things will be worse.
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@Hakman: Exactly.T he system has worked and he is now on Government Quarantine.
Really, didn't read anything about the other passengers on the plane or the rest of the team being quarantined?
No they put them on a bus to some poor silly place in Osaka.
The rest of the passenger are now out and about in Japan.
Strange idea if it worked.
5 ( +9 / -4 )
That rant was a joke, at least I hope.
The population couldn't get vaccinated because of the incompetence of the governments in Japan.
No voucher no Vaccine and my ward still hasn't sent a single voucher for under 65 yet.
Japan has also gone a step further than the aforementioned countries and have also allowed private companies to mobilise their respective contracted health providers to inoculate their employees
Really? Guess you missed the fact this was done in many other countries months ago plus every pharmacy in the USA and most of Canada you could walk in no appointment band get vaccinated.
No stupid VOUCHER!
The Japanese government has done such a poor job it needs bthe corporations to bail it out and come to the rescue.
My daughter's employer has Vaccine but the VOUCHER no one has the voucher yet.
So now they plan on breaking the rules Vaccinate anyway and collect the stupid vouchers later if the government ever get the out properly.
2021 and here we are waiting for a piece of paper in the old mail system to arrive.
This is your efficient government!?
5 ( +9 / -4 )
What's the problem? He got detected and denied entry. System works.
How about the fact the close members of the team were sent on by bus to their destination!
It how about the other passengers on the plane, or now the passengers and crew on the plane back to Uganda?
So many things wrong it is incredible to the point of unbelievable
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