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Posted in: Viral thoughts: Why COVID-19 conspiracy theories persist See in context

Funny how conspiracy theories all work out in the end.

You do know that sane people usually stop reading there?

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Posted in: Northern Irish leaders struggle to quell worst violence in years See in context

Give Ireland Back To The Irish.

If that’s what the majority of the people in NI decide in a referendum, yes.

Same goes for Scotland and Wales.

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Posted in: Northern Irish leaders struggle to quell worst violence in years See in context

Can the dissolution of the union be that far off? Or maybe civil war?

Calm down. As Zichi pointed out, we are nowhere near the levels of the violence of ‘the troubles’ when we saw tit-for-tat killings, assassinations, attempted assassinations and innocents blown up.

It’s certainly concerning, but not at that level yet.

Brexit - I don’t remember too much talk about issues like this coming from the leave side in their grand plan for the UK. Surely they considered it?

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Posted in: Biden tightens some gun controls; says much more needed See in context

Yes, why would I use a liberal think tank? I’m not a liberal, I oppose their emotional and irrational impulsive argument on guns

And yet you posted in the past that you “love” guns.

Love is about as emotional as it gets. Love can be very irrational too.

My take is loving a device designed to drill holes in living things is very irrational. You can make a rational argument that they are necessary in certain situations, but loving them is something else.

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Posted in: British guitarist Thompson's memoir revisits golden rock era See in context

@BigYen

Spot on. For me, he’s one of the great guitarists and a great songwriters. Under-appreciated. Pour Down Like Silver is incredible.

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Posted in: United Airlines prepares to shake up white, male-dominated pilot population See in context

I don’t care as long as they are qualified, and not “fast tracked” via some quota system.

That’s pretty much all that needs to be said, Potentially there are lives at stake here.

The usual hysterics about political correctness from some uncannily similar posters are to be expected. Do not let any of these people near a cockpit.

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Posted in: EU drug regulator says it is up to countries to decide how to handle AstraZeneca See in context

The AZ shot is poison.

Delirium

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

Testing is useful as it can help give us a clearer picture of what’s going on. It’s that simple.

It can also help to detect new variants as quickly as possible.

I think some hysterical types are terrified of testing. Frightened of their own shadows.

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Posted in: What’s it like to shop at FamilyMart’s first 'unmanned' convenience store in Japan? See in context

I'm sure someone will be around to explain to me, that workers can just drop everything, attend college, get a degree (or its equivalent here) and become a super information highway expert, or stocks and shares care bear. 

But not everyone wants that life.

Very true. It’s also worth adding that most don’t have the capacity to do that.

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Posted in: What’s it like to shop at FamilyMart’s first 'unmanned' convenience store in Japan? See in context

The food is processed beyond recognition, so why not take out human interaction altogether?

Yawn. Don’t eat it if you don’t like it. It really is that simple.

Does not bode well for the job market.

No, it doesn’t, particularly for the low paid.

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Posted in: Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer See in context

The foot soldiers in these large corporations will be the first to suffer. They’ll bear the brunt of the fallout from boycotts, not the upper echelons.

Indeed. It's why the workers must wrest away the means of production from the boss class.

Not really on the horizon, is it? They’ll just be thrown out of work.

Which countries should we boycott? I’ve read and heard people believing in boycotts for almost every major nation or smaller nations on earth for reasons including mass murder, invasions, terrorism, supporting terrorism, supplying arms, supplying raw materials to despotic regimes, animal cruelty, using child labour, human trafficking, executing/flogging/imprisoning LGBT people, treating women as property, assorted other human rights abuses...

It’s quite a rogue’s gallery out there.

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Posted in: Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer See in context

That's more like it. It will upset the capitalists, though. Many of whom rely on these mega corporations to amass personal wealth, right down to shop floor workers simply trying to feed their families.

It's a difficult one, for sure.

The foot soldiers in these large corporations will be the first to suffer. They’ll bear the brunt of the fallout from boycotts, not the upper echelons.

Tragic to see people lose their livelihoods.

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Posted in: Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer See in context

Two despicable nations, two evil and murderous despots. 

Boycott them both. Every company that has dealings with them (yes - the Toyotas, Apples, TESLAS etc) deserve to fall.

You Aussies have supplied billions of tonnes of raw materials to China to help build their infrastructure and military.

Why don’t you ever call this out?

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Posted in: Rare Superman comic sells for record $3.25 mil See in context

A lot of money for an old comic book. Some people have too much money on their hands.

Maybe. It could be an investment. I imagine they appreciate in value.

I’ve got a mate who buys and sells vinyl records. For him it’s a hobby and he makes some cash too.

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Posted in: Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer See in context

The CCP and Xi will have to keep an upper hand with Putin and that will be a massive challenge.

China has around 10 times the population of Russia. Russia’s economy is a fraction of the size of China’s. Militarily China can massively outspend Russia. Xi has the upper hand here and the onus is more on Putin to spin this as being among equals.

I read a great description of Putin as being a very good poker player who is bluffing with a pair of twos.

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Posted in: Christian group launches campaign to get Folau back into NRL See in context

I'm a free-speech advocate. Let him quote away. But lets bury him if he exercises that free speech

Who said bury him?

Absolutely hysterical.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 555 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,449 See in context

She is doing as best as she can and I would definitely vote for in another run as Mayor.

I don’t fancy her chances as the position of Tokyo mayor has ceased to exist since 1943.

Anyway, these numbers don’t bode well for Golden Week. A lot of businesses were hoping for a much-needed bit of trade their way.

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Posted in: Christian group launches campaign to get Folau back into NRL See in context

after he posted a meme that said hell awaited "drunks, homosexuals, adulterers" and others.

Fired for quoting the Bible?

Well, there is a lot of primitive, vicious, barbarism it which has no place in a civilized country in the 21st century.

That said, I’m a staunch free-speech advocate. Let him quote away. Just be prepared for the reaction to it.

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Posted in: Christian group launches campaign to get Folau back into NRL See in context

Homophobic fundamentalist "christians" medieval behavior must be not toleranted in a free, modern and decent world !!..

Let them have their say in a free country. Just don’t let them or apologists for them make any excuses for bigotry based on religion.

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Posted in: Do you think self-driving cars will take away the fun of being at the wheel of your vehicle? See in context

Maybe, but if we reach a point where self-driving cars are demonstrably capable of causing fewer accidents on the roads, that should be more important.

I once bombed around a racetrack in a high-performance car. I’m no petrol head, but that was exhilarating. Maybe that could get some their fix.

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Posted in: World powers, Iran hold 'constructive' talks on reviving nuclear deal See in context

@SuperLib

My understanding is that Ayatollah Khamenei has the final say on foreign affairs. The president could make the deal with the US with the go-ahead from the Ayatollah.

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Posted in: Biden makes all adults eligible for a vaccine on April 19 See in context

Hopefully, people will check to see if they had been unknowingly exposed to and recovered from the Corona virus; thus, having the COVID antibodies already in them, which would make taking the experimental drugs unnecessary at best and possibly signing their own death warrant at worst.

There is a belief among some that the left are primarily driven by jealousy and the right are primarily driven by fear.

Here we have a textbook example of the latter. Frightened of their own shadows.

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Posted in: Vinicius double puts Real Madrid on top against Liverpool See in context

Keita has been a bad buy. Klopp has been generally excellent with transfers but Keita has either been injured or disappointing.

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Posted in: The coronavirus crisis has been going on for a year now, but the authorities just keep doing the same thing over and over again. Rather than restricting our business hours, it would be more helpful economically if they reduced restaurants' capacity to 30-50% or something like that. I want them to think up a smart way to do things. See in context

Government involvement just makes things worse. Just make sure people are well informed and let everyone do as they want.

Define ‘well informed’. Who does the informing? Some of the hysterics you read on here regarding vaccines in particular is deranged.

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Posted in: World powers, Iran hold 'constructive' talks on reviving nuclear deal See in context

That doesn't mean there's no extremists in Iran, if course.

That’s true. There are clearly extremists in Iran. They run the country.

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Posted in: China says carrier group drills near Taiwan will become regular See in context

The USA is Japans closest friend and ally. Fact. The US military are in Japan, prepared 24/7 to lay down their lives for Japanese citizens and shared love of freedom. 

The CCP have built up their military with the help of billions of tonnes of raw material from you Aussies.

Never hear a peep out of you on this.

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Posted in: China says carrier group drills near Taiwan will become regular See in context

Drip drip drip. World will get used to ever greater intrusions by China, not just near Taiwan but all over Asia. Long game.

Yes, and they have played the long game pretty well up to now. Hong Kong went without nothing much more than a whimper from the outside.

The CCP are scumbags but they are far from stupid.

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Posted in: British PM Johnson launches mass COVID testing program See in context

How government usually works in the UK.

Boris announces something. It doesn't happen.

Boris announces something. It begins. It goes wrong. 

If only Jeremy Corbyn had won the election, eh........

Weak. Very weak. Johnson is a car crash.

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Posted in: Man bitten by pet dog in serious condition See in context

A beagle is elongated, fat, slow, has legs like a tortoise,

The story says it resembles a Beagle. Maybe it has beagle in the mix.

Anyway, beagles are actually pretty quick on their feet and athletic if they’ve been fed and exercised properly.

A beagle is one of the most passive dogs around.

Not usually passive. They are usually vocal ( part of what they were bred to do ) and excitable. Dogs that size have enough bite force to inflict serious damage.

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Posted in: Republicans dangle 'easy' win for trimmed Biden plan See in context

When did linking to partisan opinion pieces, left or right, become a serious way to discuss matters?

I blame the teachers.

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