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Posted in: Capitol defenders blame bad intelligence for deadly breach See in context

He said he hadn’t seen an FBI field office report that warned of potential violence citing online posts about a “war.”

When a politician admits to incompetence, you can always be sure they are guilty of the more serious offense of deliberate endangerment.

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Posted in: Syfy's 'Resident Alien' invader gets lift-off with viewers See in context

I saw it this week. It's surprisingly good.

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Posted in: 72-year-old man arrested for calling police station 1,700 times over 8 days See in context

Maybe he has dementia

That seems a very likely possibility or even a stroke.

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Posted in: COVID-19 death toll in U.S. tops 500,000 See in context

Insanity.

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Posted in: Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records See in context

Excellent news.

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Posted in: 36-year-old man arrested after setting fire to girlfriend’s apartment See in context

What a charmer. Not.

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Posted in: Beyond 100 mil: Biden team aiming for bigger vaccine numbers See in context

From Reuters:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-klain/trump-administration-had-no-coronavirus-vaccine-distribution-plan-white-house-idUSKBN29T0FY

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There was no distribution plan for the coronavirus vaccine set up by the Trump administration as the virus raged in its last months in office, new President Joe Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, said on Sunday.

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Posted in: White House working with Facebook and Twitter to tackle anti-vaxxers See in context

This is excellent news.

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Posted in: Japanese airman, U.S. instructor killed in training jet crash in U.S. See in context

GDTokyo is correct.

Also, here is more info about the airport. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_Regional_Airport

As a sidenote, Maxwell AFB is also located in Montgomery, Ala. It is the U.S. Air Force's premier Air War College and also has a very large foreign exchange training program.

Here is more info on the T-38. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_T-38_Talon

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Posted in: Rich nations stockpiling a billion more COVID-19 shots than needed: report See in context

The U.S. is stockpiling? Since when?

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Posted in: Shockwaves worldwide after Facebook turns off the news for Australia See in context

What's even funnier about this is that FB... blocked itself in the process!

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Posted in: Foreign convenience store employee in Japan saves elderly woman from scammers with quick thinking See in context

Well done. Good for him!

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Posted in: Trump's acquittal is a sign of ‘constitutional rot’ See in context

Title says it all.

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Posted in: Have you been able to save much money during the pandemic? See in context

Yes and no. Net result. No.

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Posted in: Bitcoin pulls back from brink of $50,000 See in context

I came to say the same thing Mr. Kipling.

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Posted in: Impeachment isn't the final word on Capitol riot for Trump See in context

To answer your question PTwonsend, the FBI knew there would be violence on Jan 6th by the extremists and did in fact, warn all D.C. law enforcement of this fact.

Law enforcement were then directed, at the highest level (by those above them) to only deploy minimal manpower.

This is all documented and easily found on all major news agencies.

And, to put lie to Trump deploying the National Guard, the fact is, he did not. This is also documented and can be found on all major news agencies.

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Posted in: Oita woman loses lawsuit and pays damages without ever knowing she’d been sued See in context

All that for a measly 300,000 yen? Which now cost him 1.7 million yen? No, not smart at all.

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Posted in: Senate acquits Trump as Republicans save him See in context

The GOP have won a battle but lost the war.

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Posted in: Rioters acted on Trump's orders, Democrats say in trial See in context

Stochastic terrorism

noun

the public demonization of a person or group resulting in the incitement of a violent act, which is statistically probable but whose specifics cannot be predicted.

It is very real thing. One that Trump was engaging in from the start during his campaign and continued through his time in office.

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Posted in: Biden in call with China's Xi raises human rights, trade See in context

Yet another big mess left by Trump for Biden to have to clean up.

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Posted in: Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump third party See in context

And so it begins.

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Posted in: Party over at Clubhouse, the app that had China talking See in context

You should maybe look up the word "dictator." Dictators don't lose elections.

Only if their first coup and insurrection is successful while claiming they didn't lose the election.

China is gonna "China". It's what they do. Now that they are the second largest economy in the world, nobody can stop them. Maybe outsourcing everything to them in the race to bottom for the highest profits to those at the top, wasn't such a great idea. Too late now.

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Posted in: UK calls for reset with EU and 'refinement' of Brexit deal See in context

Sounds like they don't like the bed they made.

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Posted in: Tokyo stocks end at 30-year high on global economic recovery hopes See in context

Exactly Yubaru. Even worse, when the stock market is doing good, most people do not benefit, but when the stock market is doing bad, most people get hurt.

Doesn't seem very fair, does it? Of course it isn't.

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Posted in: Media grapple with how to cover Trump after White House See in context

As long as the media never forgets he is responsible for over 400,000 deaths of his own citizens, a failed economy and an attmepted deadly insureciton, I see no problem.

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Posted in: Senate Republicans back Trump as impeachment trial nears See in context

This means they support the attempted deadly insurrection.

This is not good.

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Posted in: Old but gold: Tokyo's retro car owners revel in modern classics See in context

Japan has an amazing custom and collectible car culture. I've seen many pictures from various car shows and the cars are beautiful.

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Posted in: In Iran standoff, Biden says U.S. won't unilaterally lift sanctions See in context

And the dance begins. At least America now has someone who knows how to dance.

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Posted in: Doctors warn of long-lasting COVID aftereffects among youths See in context

It's also possible that these after effects are actually side effects from the volley of medications and treatments given to Covid patients.

No. That was taken into account from the beginning.

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Posted in: Doctors warn of long-lasting COVID aftereffects among youths See in context

There are long lasting consequences from this virus for anyone who caught it. Something many people have either forgotten or choose to ignore.

This was reported many months ago, although the experts were not sure of the effects on young people. Now they are. There is nothing trivial about this virus. Except to those who deny its danger.

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