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Posted in: Republicans test history in vote against pandemic relief See in context

Give the (CARES) Act a review…..

The Treasury Department is Delivering COVID-19 Relief for All Americans

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares

Needs to be broken down into separate bite size legislation.

Each bill is afforded ring fenced budgeting.

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Posted in: Republicans test history in vote against pandemic relief See in context

There are two separate priorities, one requiring the overriding necessity to deal with the public health implications of this devastating pandemic.

The other, a targeted relief package to address the huge economic impact to families and shore up emergency funds and prepare for a significate job losses.

This economic relief package has to be target to relieve the burden of this pandemic to the most venerable.

These two policies should politically, be manage separately.  

To bungle both together, then devote a $1.9 trillion stimulus package may not be the smartest course of action.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics should have fans in stands: Hashimoto See in context

The LDP Government must publish fully, a comprehensive Olympic policy route map, detailing prevention, travel advice, and most importantly a vaccination program with rolling updates.

Seiko Hashimoto is calling for fans in the stands.

Yet without any mention of how this can be achieved without prevention of Covid-19 spreading through a vaccination program for competitors, Tokyo residents or spectators.

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Posted in: Relief, concerns mixed over having state of emergency lifted early See in context

The Government must publish a clear policy on providing and administering a comprehensive vaccination program. With straight forward information that will create trust for elderly people with serious underlying health conditions.

With the Olympics fast approaching, there appears to be a government wide state of inaction.

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Posted in: Trump allies show fealty to former president with golden statue See in context

A statue of former president Donald Trump is on display at the merchandise show at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, in Orlando, Fla.

What on earth possessed someone in there wildness nightmares to produce such an appalling gaudy effigy.

All that glisters is not gold, is an understatement.

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Posted in: Prince Harry: British press were 'destroying my mental health' See in context

Self-centered, Prince Harry inculpates, blaming others for his own lack of judgement.

Harrys grandfather, Prince Philip ongoing health battle, inconsequential to Harrys, "The Late Late Show" appearance with the gushing and fawning James Corden, and forthcoming tell all with Oprah Winfrey.

Harry is a selfish disrespectful weak injudicious fellow.

The Queen must is saddened, bitterly disappointed.

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Posted in: South Korea kicks off COVID-19 vaccination campaign See in context

Of a country 52 million,. so far has recorded 88,922 infections and a death toll of 1,585.

President Moon Jae-in Government has allot to be proud of. He saved lives.

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Posted in: Next 'Star Wars' series to hit Disney streaming service in May See in context

Please employ a top notch screenwriter, the dialogue toe curling.....

“Twice the pride, double the fall.”

“Ani, you’ll always be that little boy I knew on Tatooine.”

"laser brain."

“I’m haunted by the kiss that you should never have given me.”

“Ani? My goodness, you’ve grown!

"Always two there are, no more, no less.”

"I’m not afraid to die. I’ve been dying a little bit each day since you came back into my life.”

The most enjoyable way to watch Star Wars is with the sound on mute.

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Posted in: A mister no more: Mr Potato Head goes gender neutral See in context

Sadly nothing to grip, Toasted, maybe the first truly gender neutral toy.

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Posted in: A mister no more: Mr Potato Head goes gender neutral See in context

lets a a minute for Action man, genderless, remaining heart broken in therapy to this day. Shameful.

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Posted in: EU confident of hitting vaccination target as global death toll tops 2.5 million See in context

Procuring vaccine for 27 member states was never going to be a straight forward simple process.

The bureaucratic nightmare that was to follow stemmed from a procument process that was negotiated/managed as an EU trade agreement.

Convoluted from the outset with 27 member states arguing over price and contract stipulations.

However, the irresponsible behavior of French President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel in a fit pique declared unilaterally, the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid vaccine to be 'quasi-ineffective' and Merkel still insisting at 66, to old than the upper age limit for it.

So, no surprise then that 1.2 million doses remain unused and in France only 50% of the contracted vaccine take up.

This foolish political posturing is bound to cost lives.

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Posted in: Opposition demands resignation of elite female bureaucrat over scandal See in context

Cabinet Public Relations Secretary Makiko Yamada, 60 has to step down and resign.

This LDP government must refrain and desist from cynical pollicization/weaponizing women's empowerment as a mean to hid duplicity/deflect responsibility.

An independent commission with legislative authority is needed to investigate these serious violations of the ethics code.

Yamada said Thursday she may have discussed the broadcasting industry in general with the Tohokushinsha officials, but they did not ask her for any favors. "I did not make sufficient checks about whether (the Tohokushinsha officials) were stakeholders. That was slack of me," Yamada told parliament.

 Please, what a load of old clobbers, so this expansive wine and dine was nothing more than friendly get together to chew the cud and then exchange knitting patterns. 

Seigo Suga needs to be brought in front of this commission and grilled under oath.

It all sinks to high heaven.

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Posted in: 50 LDP lawmakers urge local members to oppose separate surnames See in context

If I was cupids arrow pinned me to the door I would happily exchange surnames with my husband. I would happily take my husbands surname, he would take mine.

What's in a name?

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Posted in: 50 LDP lawmakers urge local members to oppose separate surnames See in context

Romeo and Juliet…….

What's in a name? That which we call a rose,

By any other name would smell as sweet.

So, Romeo would — were he not Romeo called —

Retain that dear perfection which he owes

Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,

And for that name, which is no part of thee,

Take all myself.

Well not exactly, 50 LDP lawmakers insist a rose by any other name would/could result in the collapse of the country’s social system.

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Posted in: COVID vaccine for elderly to be distributed based on population proportion See in context

Without a comprehensive vaccination program across all prefectures then all can fumble and debate the science and epidemiology until they're blue in the face.

There has, and must be a clear transparent vaccination policy roll out. 

At this moment in time it is vague and abstruse.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic torch relay scheduled to begin in one month — without cheering See in context

Spectators will be allowed to line the route when the Tokyo Olympic flame begins its delayed relay across Japan next month, organizers said Thursday, but cheering will be strictly banned.

That is so strange, abnormal on how many levels.

Are organizers seriously going to insist the police intervene?

"Hello, Hello, Hello, your daughter is displaying elevated emotional spirits, I have the reason to suspect a case of enjoyment".

"Officer, Rei is just five years old".

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court inclined to expand warrantless entry into homes See in context

The Fourth Amendment originally enforced the notion that “each man’s home is his castle”, secure from unreasonable searches and seizures of property by the government. It protects against arbitrary arrests, and is the basis of the law regarding search warrants, stop-and-frisk, safety inspections, wiretaps, and other forms of surveillance, as well as being central to many other criminal law topics and to privacy law.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/fourth_amendment

The fourth amendment cannot be clearer.

A slippery slope if I ever fell down one.

Leave well alone.   

But Erica Ross, arguing on behalf of the Biden administration, urged the court to side with officers, arguing that a “suspect's decision to bring a public encounter to the home diminishes any privacy interests he may have there.”

An absurd supposition

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Posted in: Harris urges Black Americans: 'Let's not let COVID get us' See in context

It is gaining the trust and confidence from communities, up and down the country.

COVID-19 does not discriminate, all front line workers and venerable people should be at the front of the line to be offered the vaccine.

What is a tad concerning is the prospect/proposal of vaccine freedom passporting. That could be a recipe for discrimination.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 chief says gender equality efforts as important as virus containment See in context

Gender equality efforts are a matter of importance decades prior to 83-year-old Yoshiro Mori, impromptu gaff and subsequent resignation.

Why Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Seiko Hashimoto sees fit to state the level of importance gender equality with measures to protect citizens, Tokyo 2020/21/22/23 fans and competitors against a pandemic in a city with a population density of 6,158 persons per square kilometre is extraordinary.

The question I think is of most importance to, at least in front of the minds of an increasing number of Japan people, is how the level of costs seem to be hidden behind a smoke screen of gender equality.

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Posted in: Concerns mount over trace app for potential foreign Olympic fans See in context

One company, nevertheless, made and won the bid in January to develop the app for a gigantic 7.3 billion yen -- way before the decision is made.

There seems be be a disregard for oversight, indifference to public sentiment, consultation or accountability.

Why was this contract tracing app development project not put out for full competitive tender?

This is tax payer’s money!

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga admitted he was "not aware of the exact figure"

But Suga also said he sees "usages away from the games too."

That statement has an ominous ring to it

So how does that sit with regard to a privacy policy that will fully explain the types of personal information to be collected,  the usage, storage, and how the public will be protected and informed about disclosure of that information to other government agencies?  

Th 2020/21/22/23 Olympics is becoming less of an experience of sporting excellence any domestic fan would want to attend, let alone International guests. And to cap it all you have top pay for the privilege.

One can just turn on the TV. No need for a contact tracing app

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Posted in: What are some past TV shows that could no longer be aired because they would be considered politically incorrect? See in context

It is difficult to comprehend or understand the subject matter without examples…

Love Thy Neighbour -S1E3 The Petition with the irritating canned laughter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0rWZJMSXVA

An Audience with Alf Garnett….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp8aTvVqE7I

JT some latitude pretty please ....

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Posted in: What are some past TV shows that could no longer be aired because they would be considered politically incorrect? See in context

Oh my life, I like Benny Hill, Alf Garnet, Bernard Manning, Steptoe and Son, etc, etc.

I only have the DVDs, born to late.

Love thy neighbour, the dialogue when challenged was interpreted politically as mutual racism?

What a strange concept. Can you even imagine the terms, "nig-nog" or "sambo" wouldn't provoke a knock on the door from officer dibble today.

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Posted in: Emperor feels grateful for strength of Japanese people over pandemic See in context

Yes, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako are above political intrigue, or the current shenanigans of this ruling party politics.

This could be a welcome reality, for diplomacy, with the geopolitical challenges facing the region in the coming months.

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Posted in: UK royals in TV head-to-head with Prince Harry and Meghan See in context

Harry and Meghan are not for one moment loathsome or detestable couple.

Prince Andrew behavior is another matter.

Harry is the lonesome cowboy of the Royal Family, not close enough to have any role, to far to forge a life of his own.

Megan Markle has offered Harry a meaning in life.

An alpha female, the ambitious self confidence (respectfully) the Duke lacks.

Megan is a talented leader, intimidating, with a sexual self assurance.

Make no mistake, its Megan way or the causeway.

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Posted in: Japan renews claim on South Korea-held island See in context

Let’s not be churlish, the idiom possession is nine-tenths of the law, rings true.

The Government of South Korea is not likely to subject or risk agreeing to any ICJ adjudication.

That would be open to the accusation, politically, that the Government of Japan has due cause.

There is a more rudimentary political principal at sake, the underlying reasoning for this posturing.

Both Governments must play out the same brutal, historic intolerant conflict without end or reason.

An open wound that scabs still have been picked, and will continue to be, for centuries to come.

Even in the midst of a pandemic.

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Posted in: UK royals in TV head-to-head with Prince Harry and Meghan See in context

Out of the frying pan into the fire, that vipers nest could as much be associated with the celebrity social media bear trap the Duke is sleepwalking into. Family and duty must come first, his Grandfather needs him.

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Posted in: UK royals in TV head-to-head with Prince Harry and Meghan See in context

If the Duke doesn't start to assert some modicum of influence over his marriage, he might as well change his name to Harry Markle.

Weak pathetic man.

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Posted in: Japan renews claim on South Korea-held island See in context

I was attracted to the Government of South Korean Youtube/video on the site.

Thank you for the link.

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Posted in: Woody Allen says new documentary 'riddled with falsehoods' See in context

I don’t believe for one moment Allen perpetrated acts of abuse against Dylan Farrow.

What isn’t in dispute is Woody Allen seduced and then married Mia Farrow adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, this action alone is bound to have unimaginable consequences.

Hence the four-part documentary, "Allen v. Farrow".....

Woody Allen committed act of betrayal that is frankly beyond redemption, at least in the eyes of Mia and Dylan.

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Posted in: Japan renews claim on South Korea-held island See in context

The two claims…..

Government of Korea first…….

https://www.dokdo-takeshima.com/

Government of Japan

https://www.mofa.go.jp/files/000092147.pdf

Just another toxic means to bark at each other.

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