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Posted in: Australia, largely free of COVID-19, in no hurry to reopen borders: PM See in context

@Proper Science

Do you really believe border closures may become permanent? Seriously? Travel will no doubt be complicated for the foreseeable future, but to think Aus will permanently cut itself off from the world is pure fantasy.

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Posted in: 3 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Wisconsin tavern See in context

Americans and their guns... sad. They insist it’s their right to hold to protect themselves but can’t see the only reason they “need” guns is because there are too many of them.

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Posted in: Australia, largely free of COVID-19, in no hurry to reopen borders: PM See in context

Well played. So many people gave them crap for their "draconian" response that "stripped them of their freedoms". But looks like going hard early has paid off. All the while they are steadily vaccinating those most in need. Who has real freedom now?

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Posted in: Japan to procure enough COVID vaccines for all eligible by end of September See in context

The spin doctors at work again. Just like the testing "capacity" increases. Completely meaningless. When do they expect to actually vaccinate all of these people by?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 667 coronavirus cases; 1,209 in Osaka See in context

I'd always assumed that when it says. "The number of people with severe symptoms is down 6 from yesterday"

that was a kind of polite way of explaining the "official" death figures.

That’s probably what they want people to think. Because is vastly understates the deaths. What most people fail to understand with this statistic is that people get added to this list every day, not just subtracted. If 30 people die in one day, but 24 people are added to the list, the number goes down by 6. But 30 people died.

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Posted in: Doping control See in context

Dope control. Sounds like something that should be permanent in the halls of government.

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Posted in: 300 hotel rooms planned for Olympic athletes with minor or no COVID symptoms See in context

What a depressing photo. Guess our tax money ran out before they could do some landscaping.

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Posted in: Man arrested after spitting on store manager who asked him to wear mask See in context

Just another angry old man child. Unfortunately not much can be done except hope that one day he pulls his bs on someone who puts him in his place. The gutter.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 545 coronavirus cases; Osaka logs 905 See in context

What’s going on?

Your logic only makes sense if the tests were all at random, which they are not. I don't believe the numbers reported are anywhere close to accurate, but you can't extrapolate the way you have.

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Posted in: 2nd suspect arrested over fatal stabbing of man in Shizuoka last month See in context


They always report the occupations. If they had been company employees is would have been reported as such. The fact that you're noticing "unemployed" mention suggests that more crimes are being by unemployed. Why the J-media considers occupation important in a crime, I don't know.

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Posted in: Pocket Soap lets kids have fun washing hands and destroying kawaii viruses See in context


If any idea at all, it should be larger soap and it should be kowai. 

Your plan is to make the soap scary... so they won’t want to touch it... maybe you ought to think this idea through a little more.

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Posted in: Facebook data on more than 500 mil accounts found online See in context

including phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, and email addresses.

Everything a social engineer needs to clean someone out.

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Posted in: Rapper DMX on life support after heart attack: lawyer See in context

 Crack doesn’t kill

Not true. Long term use has known negative effects on the cardiovascular system. Stroke and heart attack are well within the possible outcomes of long term heavy use.

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Posted in: Australia marks Easter with no new local coronavirus cases See in context

Plenty of space for social distancing in Aus.

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Posted in: 4 SDF members infected with coronavirus in Africa See in context

And this is news... why?

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Posted in: The global race to develop 'green' hydrogen See in context

In the short term, thorium reactors could solve the clean energy problem. The technology already exists, it just needs to be commercialized. Long-term the real game is geothermal. The earth's mantle already supplies enough power to give us all the energy we could ever possibly need. We just need to invest in the drilling tech to tap it.

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Posted in: It's official: Spectators from abroad will not be allowed at Tokyo Olympics See in context


I've read stories of some people in the US having trouble getting full refunds on their Olympic tickets due to using certain ticketing agencies. Is the IOC/JOC going g to help these people get their money back now that they have decided spectators from abroad are barred from coming?

Japan is refunding it's part of the ticket price. It's the overseas ticket vendor's commissions that are in question. Why should Japanese taxpayers have to foot the bill for that too?

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Posted in: New wave of bars creates buzz without the booze See in context

from a sugar-rimmed glass. 

Most of these non-alcoholic drinks are sugar bombs. You're just trading one poison for another. Might as well enjoy the buzz from the booze.

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Posted in: M6.9 quake hits northeastern Japan See in context

Can we go back to calling it a tidal wave?

This is a Japanese focused news site, reporting on an earthquake that occurred in Japan, where a "tidal wave" is called a tsunami, and even though this is an English language site, basically every english speaker on the planet understands what a tsunami is... not sure I get what you are complaining about.

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Posted in: Australian police commissioner suggests app to prove sexual consent See in context

 “Consent must be active and ongoing throughout a sexual encounter.”

So, this app films the whole encounter? Or they each need to swipe after each ooh or ahh to indicate consent for the next movement?

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Posted in: Japan household assets hit record ¥1,948 tril See in context

In other words, people are acting in a completely rational way. This is why broad based stimulus is a bad idea. Instead, it should only go to those who truly need it.

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Posted in: Japanese companies offer lowest pay rises in 8 years as pandemic bites See in context


i'm still quite confused by your posts. Can you go out and spend this new money tomorrow? Or, do you need to wait until retirement age to get access to it? If the former, I'd say don't count on getting it. If the latter, good for you. Either way, maybe you should get your ego in check.

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Posted in: Japanese companies offer lowest pay rises in 8 years as pandemic bites See in context

My retirement was increased

I'm not sure what you mean by this, but unless you're getting cold hard cash in your bank account each month, I wouldn't be so sure that you will ever see that money...

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Posted in: Suga says state of emergency for Tokyo area to end on Sunday See in context

SOE was not the reason behind cases declining, citizens cooperation was the reason.

To me, you can't separate these two things. The whole point of SOE is to get citizens to cooperate! SOE is not a hard, strictly enforced lockdown like in other countries. Instead, it's a signal to the population that says, we need you to cooperate and make some sacrifices and take extra care for awhile.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 409 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,535 See in context

All the SOE did was change the times the virus is spread. It did nothing to stop the spread of the virus.

While I completely agree that the 8pm rule is ridiculous (among other government suggestions), I don't think it is reasonable to say the SOE did "nothing" to stop the spread of the virus. If your definition of "stop the spread of the virus" is to completely eradicate it, then sure, it doesn't work. But, I don't really think that is the point. If you understand "stop the spread" to mean slow the infection rate, then I think it's reasonable to say it does have an effect. And before someone jumps all over me saying the cure is worse than the poison, I get it. I'm only pointing out that I believe SOE does have an impact on infection rates.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics chief invokes power of sport on anniversary of disaster See in context

The hypocrisy is astounding. Do these people actually believe the rubbish that comes out of their mouths? Or are they so morally corrupt that they believe their own bs.

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Posted in: 3 men jailed for murder of 80-year-old woman in Tokyo See in context

It's quite possible they did not intend to kill her, but there is no doubt their actions resulted in her death. They deserve everything that's coming to them, and more.

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Posted in: Japan marks 10 years since earthquake, tsunami See in context

After fearing such an event for years I was lucky enough to be overseas when this one struck. But I will never forget watching it on the news as it happened and all of the stories from my friends and family who were in Japan at the time. I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like.

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Posted in: Man arrested for robbing convenience store says he did it because he was hungry See in context

@robert maes

Stealing for food is not a crime when nobody gets hurt.

You can't see the difference between stealing food and threatening someone with a knife? This poor women will likely be traumatized for a long time. That IS hurting someone.

If he was hungry and desperate, he should have just taken something off the shelf and walked out. No one would stop him.

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Posted in: TBS producer arrested after punching wife in face See in context

Did she have an affair, bully him??

Does it matter? Unless she was trying to kill him and it was self defense, I can't think of any other excuse that is acceptable.

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