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Posted in: Japan to vaccinate Olympic athletes: reports See in context

FFS:

I don’t feel any hatred. I do, however, have an opinion, one which is supported by many others.

As I’ve written before, I can see a model that’s worked for my family and friends back in Australia. Because of steps that were taken there, they don’t have to continue to wear masks, to sit in partitioned restaurants, or to live as restricted a life as they did in 2020. Is it a permanent, infallible solution? I don’t know - time will tell. However, the policies carried out there have proven effective so far.

Am I being rude?

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Posted in: Japan to vaccinate Olympic athletes: reports See in context

FFS:

Im afraid I don’t know their mindset so I cannot answer. 

If you don’t know, why do you call it a ‘conspiracy theory’? A conspiracy theory (usually) has some goal behind it.

If you want to call this belief a ‘mass delusion’ or ‘mass hysteria’ then I think that’d be expressing your opinion more accurately than describing this as a ‘conspiracy theory’.

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Posted in: Japan to vaccinate Olympic athletes: reports See in context

FFS:

Why is this a ‘conspiracy theory’?

Why do people conspire to achieve this?

What is their goal?

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Posted in: Japan to vaccinate Olympic athletes: reports See in context

I’d like to know what this “Covid conspiracy theory” is that keeps being referred to here.

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Posted in: Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over anti-virus measures See in context

I work in Japan. My best interests were taken into account. I worked from home. I was not sacked. I am not living in a dreamworld. This applied to most of, if not all, of my friends here.

People have changed their behaviors in very limited ways. Wearing masks is one of them, but that’s clearly not enough. Behaviors need to be changed more radically.

In your posts you’ve promoted the idea of ‘popping out’ with your ‘partner’ and eating and socializing outdoors. In your posts you’ve also applauded the fact that so many other people have done this. Please let me express the opinion that you’re not sold on the idea that this is a crisis.

However, the crisis continues and will continue with half measures. People I know have died. I don’t want this. My apologies if this bothers you.

And pardon me if I have seen a model that has worked outside of Japan and feel that should be adopted more widely and seriously here.

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Posted in: Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over anti-virus measures See in context

if you are willing to sacrifice your income to pay my salary, I am willing to take appropriate action

Sacrifice is not all about salary - that should be obvious. It’s about temporarily changing your lifestyle.

If you’re getting a salary, then that responsibility should fall to your employer or to the state. I don’t know why I - who am also sacrificing - should sacrifice for you.

My family and friends in Australia all received their regular salaries during the lockdowns. People either went to work or teleworked. I didn’t have to sacrifice for them.

If you’re a salaried worker, your employer should have come up with a logical solution under the circumstances we have been experiencing - and are continuing to experience.

If not, I think you should rethink your occupation. You’re clearly not being treated well as your employer doesn’t have your best interests in mind.

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Posted in: Paul McCartney gets own set of Royal Mail stamps See in context

They were only the band The Beatles couldhave been.

Favorite Beatles album? I think I'd have to say “The Best of The Beatles.” A-ha!

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Posted in: Unused COVID shots piling up in Japan amid slow rollout See in context

@ Håkan Henriksson

In just a few weeks, local governments all across Japan will start having yearly physical checkups for all their employees. Just here where I live, you'd reach literally thousands of people in one go. You'd even have trained personnel on-site to give the vaccines since we always get blood drawn on these occasions. 

Very good point!

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Posted in: Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over anti-virus measures See in context

@ Danny

i have to agree with you. What your proposing will bring about hardships, but doing little to nothing - as has been happening for the last year plus in Japan - is just extending the problem.

What’s going on here is akin to someone putting off the trip to the dentist or doctor when you know something’s wrong with you.

People are unwilling to take any appropriate action because of their selfishness and unwillingness to sacrifice for the greater good.

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Posted in: Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over anti-virus measures See in context

Lockdowns and curfews? This isn’t the Middle Ages or Nazi Germany.

Well, it certainly seems that many people’s attitudes toward science and medicine reflect the beliefs of those times.

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Posted in: Japan faces longer state of emergency, casting doubt on Olympics See in context

So fully vaccinated people should stay home?

You keep saying that you’ve not received an inoculation, so this comment is irrelevant.

Notwithstanding this, you’ve not answered the original poster’s question.

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Posted in: Gov't to aid virus-hit firms with ¥500 bil from reserve funds See in context

We are doing our best for the tourism operators and small restaurants.

More ‘sarcasm’ from you, I guess.

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Posted in: HODL your horses, cryptos face possible hurdles ahead, experts say See in context

In any case, a person with any degree of education - especially one who claims so regularly that they ‘study’ extensively - would type (or copy and paste)‘HODL’ into a search engine to find an answer rather than asking the question on a forum.

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Posted in: Australia's Perth at risk of 2nd snap-lockdown with 3 new COVID-19 infections See in context

Yes, Zoroto, you are correct.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-02/perth-covid-lockdown-avoided/100110264

Still, the derby will be held without an audience, according to the report.

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Posted in: Australia's Perth at risk of 2nd snap-lockdown with 3 new COVID-19 infections See in context

That sucks for people in WA.

This also means no fans allowed at the local AFL derby - West Coast Eagles Vs Fremantle Dockers - this afternoon.

Stand strong.

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Posted in: A newspaper columnist in Australia, which has virtually eliminated the coronavirus through lockdowns, says of the lockdown as a weapon in the fight against the virus: If it was a drug, it would never be approved because its side effects include poverty, unemployment, depression, massive social dislocation, a loss of education and a transfer of risk from the old to the young. What do you think of his view? See in context

It is not politically correct to criticize Australia's or New Zealand's handling of the coronavirus...

You’re entitled to your opinion.

Nonetheless, I’d disagree, as would all my family and friends there.

Enduring the lockdowns was unpleasant for all of them, but their lives are relatively back to normal now.

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Posted in: Altercation between train otaku leaves one with fractured skull, other in custody See in context

@ Numan

Bus photography is safer!

But everybody knows that bus spotting is for nerds... ;)

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Posted in: Beyond the pandemic: London votes for a mayor during crisis See in context

“I regularly state that I have no interest in other countries, but I’ll spend an inordinate amount of time commenting on the mayor of the city of another country of which I have no interest in.”

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Posted in: Japan to introduce 'vaccine passports' for international travel See in context

Can that book with the list of meds you get at the pharmacy be used as an official medical passport?

No. It shows the medication you have obtained from the pharmacist. It doesn’t show the medical treatment you have had, such as inoculations as they are administered by the doctor and not provided by the pharmacist.

Does it need to be translated?

See above.

Translating your list of prescribed and issued medications would be of no use, unless you were traveling to a country where medications you are currently taking - and carrying with you - are under control. In any respect, it has nothing to do with inoculations.

Also, reread the article:

The passports are expected to be in the form of a smartphone app, with travelers scanning QR codes at airports before boarding flights or when entering the country.

You’re welcome.

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Posted in: Japan to introduce 'vaccine passports' for international travel See in context

This message was brought to you on behalf of the Japanese tourism board.

So interesting, isn’t it, especially given the fact that the same poster stated this afternoon that “Japan has entered the third world.”

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Posted in: Start summer early with these fruity donuts from Krispy Kreme See in context

Doughnuts are the most horrible things to put in your body.

Homer Simpson would disagree...

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Posted in: Suga orders defense ministry to set up large-scale vaccination center in Tokyo See in context

@ nandakandamanda

Must be a horses for courses thing.

I’d be very cautious with the ‘advice’ some posters give here.

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Posted in: Kyoto police investigating cream puff attack on Bentley See in context

Now cream puffs can be classified as weapons of mess distraction.

Clap, clap!!!

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Posted in: Misinformation, disinformation and hoaxes: What’s the difference? See in context

Now I’m sure it’s pathological.

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Posted in: Post-COVID record crowd of 78,113 for Aussie rules game See in context

I should just point out that the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) reported in the article was the main stadium for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

Some other buildings were constructed for those Games, but an existing structure was used for the main events.

No gazillions spent on buildings for the Olympics in those days.

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Posted in: Misinformation, disinformation and hoaxes: What’s the difference? See in context

@ Gwylly

I think we’ve all been guilty of typographic or grammatical errors in our posts here.

When I make such an error, I always think I should have proofread the message more carefully before hitting the ‘Post’ button. At least reading once through a post before pressing the ‘Post’ button helps a person to overcome this.

However, there are a certain number of people here who just like promoting disinformation. They get banned from the site and come back here under new usernames year after year. They usually ‘sing the same old song,’ but claim that they aren’t the same person that appeared here before. They make wild claims and take radically different positions between posts.

I don’t know why they do it.

It’s pathological, I guess.

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Posted in: Udo Shrine – origin myths in a cliff-side cave See in context

We love rabbits.

Just like Lennie in Of Mice and Men!

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Posted in: Post-COVID record crowd of 78,113 for Aussie rules game See in context

When Collingwood loses there’s always something to celebrate!!!

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