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Posted in: Bomb kills at least 55 at girls' school in Afghan capital See in context

We all knew this was coming when the coalition decided to turn its back on the Afghans because we were “tired.”

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Posted in: Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's Coates See in context

One wonders just how tone-deaf the IOC can get.

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Posted in: India's surge hits southern states, prompting more lockdowns See in context

Actually the FDA DAID look at it and found it to be utterly useless. Next.

And there is no proven link between a so called Vitamin D deffincy and COVID infections. This is laughable. Next.

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Posted in: India's surge hits southern states, prompting more lockdowns See in context

70% is a ball park figure. And with regard to the fatality rate, I’m using publicly available information. It could be higher or lower depending on the circumstances. And I’ll admit I don’t know.

What I do know is that letting society open up, letting the virus run wild is a way to cause horrific and unnecessary human death on a scale previously only imaginable by high intensity warfare.

Vaccines are safe and effective. Those arguing for provably false narratives like Vitamin D and Hydroxy are (I believe knowingly) perpetuating a lie that both extends the pandemic and costs lives.

And I’ll put my math skills and ability to see what is happening in front of our eyes against anyone.

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Posted in: People weary over latest extension of COVID emergency in Japan See in context

Slightly off-topic but I love Tenjin. I met my wife there 30 years ago.

Stay home, stay safe. Safe and effective vaccines are here. I too am very frustrated with the slow rollout. Just a bit longer and we can go back to something like life before this scourge on humanity.

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Posted in: India's surge hits southern states, prompting more lockdowns See in context

There is zero evidence of a vitamin D deffency exists in India or that it has anything to do with COVID.

There is a rather large amount of evidence that long-term sun exposure causes skin cancer. I had to have a chunk of my face cut off because of it.

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Posted in: Suga says Japan aiming for 1 mil COVID-19 vaccine shots daily See in context

That is why they have worked very hard to produce data to try to convince people that ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine are ineffective; although by now there is so much more evidence showing that they are effective.

The FDA looked at this and found there is zero evidence that it has any effect at all.

There is just as much evidence that Trump’s miracle cure grift woks as there is that there was widespread voter fraud.

Which is to say none, zero, nada, nil, zip, zilch.

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Posted in: India's surge hits southern states, prompting more lockdowns See in context

Herd immunity existed long before vaccines were invented. It is simply a label for the state where the virus runs out of hosts.

because that worked so well with polio and small pox, right? By your logic, syphilis should be extinct, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

By your logic we should let it rip through the population. Let’s see how that would work out: The population of the India is 1.326 billion. In order to gain the type of immunity you imagine at least 70% would need to become infected. The death rate world wide is around 2.5%. I think India’s would be higher but let’s go with that. Your approach would result in about 23,205,000 deaths and that does not include those with long hauler syndrome.

Or we could vaccinate. I will leave it up to readers to determine which approach is better.

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

The idea of getting the private sector involved is intriguing. I am confident that my company could get every employee (around 35k) fully vaccinated in a month.

I wonder if the ldp will be held accountable in the next election. In a normal democracy, this level of incompetence would be a death nell for the ruling party. But here in Japan, not so much.

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Posted in: India's surge hits southern states, prompting more lockdowns See in context

Herd immunity only comes through mass-vaccination campaigns.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,121 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally tops 7,000 See in context

Actually vaccines ARE the way to stop it as they prevent infection in 90-95% of people which denies new blasts and mutation.

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Posted in: People weary over latest extension of COVID emergency in Japan See in context

I’m tired too but I stay home to protect myself, my family and members of society that I’ve never met because I’m a responsible member of an inter-connected society and realize that rights go hand in hand with responsibilities.

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

Criminal negligence.

As for handing them out, how about giving them to public health centers, pharmacists or even vets. I mean swab, jab, plunge, bandage, monitor.

This isn’t rocket science.

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Posted in: Over 3-meter-long pet python on loose after escaping in Yokohama See in context

It is probably curled up under someone’s house in the area as the weather is still cool.

Pythons are actually rather shy and not aggressive unless they are hungry. I would expect the local rat and stray cat population to go down though.

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

if the Tokyo government cancel the Olympics, they have to pay the IOC a large amount of compensation for breach of contract.

But if the IOC decide to cancel, that’s a different story

Here, I believe is the rub. However as Zoroto pointed out, Japan is a sovereign nation and can just refuse to pay.

Moreover, I would be absolutely flabbergasted if there was not a Force Majur (sorry for the missp) clause in the contract. This is not a situation in which the IOC can say that Japan didn’t make every effort to get ready to hold the games. Japan should tell the IOC to go pound sand. No games and not a yen in compensation

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic head says Bach visit to Japan now unlikely See in context

Hopefully this is the first domino to fall resulting in the cancellation of these accursed games.

And let’s show the IOC that we can live quite happily without them, thank you very much, by boycotting 2022. No more awarding games to totalitarian dictatorships.

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Posted in: Suga says Japan aiming for 1 mil COVID-19 vaccine shots daily See in context

These shots are untested, people are participating in a clinical with no recourse if they get sick or if someone dies.

Um the FDA, the world-wide gold-standard disagrees with you. As does Dr. Fauchi, who is widely considered the world’s leading expert on infectious disease.

But you read something on the internet? Please, tell us all about it as I’m sure it’s totally credible.

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Posted in: Disappointing April jobs data pose new challenge for Biden agenda See in context

What I don’t understand is how certain sectors like hospitality are reporting a labor shortage and yet the jobs report was less than was expected.

It would seem that there is more structural and less frictional unemployment in the labor market.

I was a supporter of extended unemployment benefits, but it might be time to rethink them if this trend continues.

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Posted in: Disappointing April jobs data pose new challenge for Biden agenda See in context

This is certainly concerning news, but it’s early and Joe is making good progress. The faster he gets the country vaccinated, the sooner the rebound will start.

Actually, these numbers create an argument for his jobs and infrastructure plan. It’s a lot of money but as analysts have said, the Leahman crisis reaction was underfunded and delayed the recovery.

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Posted in: In GOP stronghold, Biden pushes for his infrastructure plan See in context

I’ll go with my nom-standard definition comfortable with the data that shows the vast majority of the public agrees with me, thanks.

Good luck with your rear-guard action.

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Posted in: Florida governor signs voting law that critics call 'un-American' See in context

So why complain? If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to lose.

I’ll try to make this simple for you. There was No fraud in the election. This was the freest, fairest, most secure election in US history. And that comes from the Trump appointed official who oversaw the process. (And then Trump fired him because he didn’t like the outcome.)

This a solution in search of a problem. Of course the real problem is that the GOP brand is radioactive to minorities, educated women, and Millennials and Gen-z voters; most of whom live in urban areas that this law targets.

Once again, when large numbers of people vote, Republicans lose. That’s why this law came into being. But Governor Helmet Hair can’t say “We have to suppress minorities.” So they come up with straw-man “security” arguments.

it really is just that simple.

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Posted in: Anti-Olympic petition tops 200,000 signatures in just 2 days See in context

Signed!

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Posted in: Japan to expand, extend virus state of emergency See in context

AG,

signed. Thanks for the link.

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Posted in: Florida governor signs voting law that critics call 'un-American' See in context

Florida man 2.0

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Posted in: Florida governor signs voting law that critics call 'un-American' See in context

Fun fact: there was NO evidence of voter fraud. Zero, zilch, zip, nada, none, nil.

60 failed lawsuits at the Federal State and local level. One court said “Your case is without merit.” SCOTUS turned it aside in the same way that I step over oyaji vomit in the morning.

People voted, Republicans lost. It’s that simple. Thus the move to limit voting because we can’t have a bunch of uppity minorities expressing their displeasure.

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Posted in: China suspends economic dialogue with Australia See in context

Boo hoo.

Yes, China is a big customer. But this hit is temporary (they have to buy from somebody) and us has options as well.

The Belt and Road initiative has always been a Mercantilist power grab designed to enslave nation states into a master-client relationship with the CCP.

Just ask Sri Lanka, or the multiple African nations that took Chinese loans, then got taken over.

This is a naked power grab and the Aussies are right to resist it.

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Posted in: In GOP stronghold, Biden pushes for his infrastructure plan See in context

Infrastructure investment, not just roads and bridges, but also digital and child/elder care is an investment in the future that will create jobs that pay taxes.

Unlike the Trump 1% grift, it is likely to pay for itself. Just in case it doesn’t, he won’t be raising my taxes. He will be hitting those over 400k who can afford to pay more.

Obstructionists like Mitch “the turtle” McConnell, will never engage, but the good news is that local Republican officials and voters are on board. Why, you say? Because these proposals are popular and right.

Joe gets things done. That’s why he’s popular.

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Posted in: China rejects G7 criticism on human rights See in context

Because of course they do. Screw the CCP. As the Chief of Staff Leo in The West Wing once said “They are strong, I’m stronger.”

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Posted in: Florida governor signs voting law that critics call 'un-American' See in context

Governor Helmet Hair signs a bill to limit voting because when people vote, Republicans lose.

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Posted in: Kim Kardashian caught up in ancient Roman statue smuggling row See in context

Remember when she used to be famous for rubbing Paris Hilton’s feet? Oh, those were innocent times.....

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