Good luck to them but without a few consecutive hits to propel them into the spotlight they'll be here and gone after a couple years.
4 ( +4 / -0 )
A lot of working age adults whose companies refuse to allow working remotely could have been vaccinated over this past week, had that been a priority, rather than vaccinating the elderly or spending time at home resting during a pandemic.
So many people just stayed at home -- they could have spent some of their holiday standing in line at at stadium somewhere, waiting to be vaccinated. It would have been a good use of downtime. What a missed opportunity yo increase safety for all!
7 days of GW in the Kanto area would only result in at most 70,000 people receiving a shot... of a population of 38 million.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
They could have fixed up their 80's looking aquarium, which is an actual tourist attraction. If I actually heard someone say, Hey let's travel to Noto to see the giant squid, I think I would cry from how pitiful that idea would be.
Unfortunately, the aquarium is not part of the town of Noto.
Honestly, there's nothing to see in Noto-cho...until now. lol It's just a place to drive through to get to Suzu.
7 ( +8 / -1 )
Everyone here should know by now they'll do whatever they can to suppress numbers in the following couple weeks. It was the same last year for GW, obon, etc.
11 ( +12 / -1 )
He wants a stronger America. Yet after taking office he immediately took steps to convert America from energy-independence to inevitably having to rely on Russia, Venezuela, and the Middle East.
The claim about 2019 being the first year in which the U.S. achieved energy independence since 1957 is true — so long as we understand what the term “energy independence” really means. It means that the U.S. produced more energy than it consumed. Most importantly, from an energy security perspective, energy independence does not mean that the U.S. doesn’t import foreign oil or isn’t fundamentally reliant on foreign sources of energy.
Just so you know, energy independence doesn't mean what you think it means. You're welcome.
1 ( +4 / -3 )
So this is a vaccine supply problem. I guess as other countries get their populations vaccinated, the excess can be distributed to other countries.
-4 ( +2 / -6 )
Republican Senator Pat Toomey said state and local governments that are flush with tax revenues and COVID-19 relief funding could also be asked to help pay for infrastructure projects.
Would I be wrong to assume he means mostly democrat controlled states?
2 ( +2 / -0 )
How about America stops the practice of tipping and restaurants start paying their waitstaff a living wage?
17 ( +18 / -1 )
Japan's just been playing catch-up for the last half a year after ignoring the problem for the first half of the year. I'm glad I don't live near a large city.
3 ( +7 / -4 )
However, the dose–response analysis indicated that while an increase in the time spent outdoors could result in greater protection against myopia onset, it did not result in slowing the progression of myopia in eyes that were already myopic.
So it seems children should spend relatively more time outdoors in order to proactively reduce the chances of developing myopia.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
So "Furiosa" is supposed to be a "Fury Road" prequel but having Max and Furiosa? I guess the story will just follow the 2 character story lines independent of each other since they don't actually meet until "Fury Road".
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
When you know the density of the atmosphere and use electric power, flight (thrust greater than weight) can be calculated for a counter-rotating helicopter using basic math. Put the craft into a low pressure container and test with the same design of atmosphere and you'll know it will work on a planet with less mass/gravity.
This doesn't account for the wind though.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
Research results are mixed so it is currently inconclusive whether or not screen time causes myopia. Further research is necessary.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
This on-again-off-again affair with the state of emergency is really getting old.
2 ( +4 / -2 )
Japan might as well not accept refugees in the first place. And refugees should look elsewhere to seek asylum.
10 ( +13 / -3 )
That discussion included Dr. Scott Atlas, a radiologist who was a coronavirus adviser to former President Donald Trump, and other physicians who support DeSantis' decision to open Florida's economy with few restrictions.
Were any of the physicians infectious disease experts? I don't think a radiologist has the necessary background when it comes to pandemics, but what do I know?
0 ( +1 / -1 )
See, the problem with their debut is that was the 2nd halyu wave primetime with KARA, Girls' Generation, 2NE1, AFTERSCHOOL, SISTAR, T-ARA, 4MINUTE, etc. dominating the female K-POP scene. I liked Brave Girls and they were produced by Brave Brothers whose works for previously mentioned groups I liked. I'm glad they're getting recognition now.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
There is no real reason to legalize it in Japan unless it can be administered/prescribed for medical treatment. It wouldn't be a tax generator here since so few would use it. It wouldn't squash dangerous drug dealer rings since they are not big issues here. Just accept that the majority of the Japanese public view it as a taboo product. Nothing wrong with that. Why add another stinky pollutant to the air when they are trying to get rid of tobacco smoke in public?
You're assuming few would use it. Not many people use it right now because of the harsh legal penalties. I think it would do wonders for the overworked, overstressed workforce to be able to light up and relax recreationally.
That aside, medicinal use is an obviously good thing and there could be job creation with more local cannabis growers since it is native to the country.
10 ( +16 / -6 )
Someone who claims all .22 caliber are the same has never fired an M-16/AR-15 or any other assault rifle that uses the .223/5.56×45mm NATO round. If it were factually true, why would militaries around the world use ammunition with weak stopping power?
7 ( +13 / -6 )
What if the volunteers provide proof of vaccination?
-3 ( +4 / -7 )
So you think the racist and/or extremist things posted on Parler is ok? Maybe they should have properly moderated based on the agreement for using AWS. They're up and running again now afaik.
4 ( +5 / -1 )
"Trumpet" would be the best name for his social media platform.
4 ( +5 / -1 )
I'm glad and slightly perplexed how mortality rates have been so low, but the low infection numbers are from not testing, plain and simple.
We've seen how the government has handled the last couple waves so I don't see how anything will be any different going forward.
9 ( +9 / -0 )
I think a mandatory quota is a bad idea. I think if there is more support from parties for women who want to be in government, it will boost the number of women candidates. The candidate with clear policies will get elected. If they field women candidates with no policies vs. men with policies, sure they'd be increasing the number of women candidates but the men would probably end up winning.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
It's been posited that hedge funds are shorting ETFs that own GameStop stock instead of shorting the stock itself. Other news has reported short-sellers of GME lost $818 million on Wednesday.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
So are they going to stop producing Mrs. Potato Head or what? Package the pieces for both Potato Heads into one box? The whole reason they're named Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head is because they're married I thought.
9 ( +11 / -2 )
*About 1,000 Olympics volunteers have quit over the past month*
*Another 30,000 volunteers have been recruited** separately by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government*
I see no real loss there. So....why is this news again?
Those 30,000 volunteers were recruited back when the initial 80,000 Olympics volunteers were recruited, hence why the continuation of the sentence you quoted ends with:
which was unable to immediately comment on how many have quit.
It could be far less than 30,000 by now.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
What are his family's priorities when they say they want to take a vacation during a pandemic? Wouldn't they have to self-isolate at their destination and when they come back?
4 ( +6 / -2 )