Peter Neil comments

Posted in: Overseas Tokyo Olympic ticket holders may get only partial refunds See in context

Japan isn't swindling anyone, the US company is.

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Posted in: Ship 'partially refloated,' but still stuck in Suez Canal See in context

It's not stuck anymore. It's being towed along the canal now.

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Posted in: China could step up armament, provocations near Senkakus, think tank warns See in context

AntiquesavingToday  08:09 pm JST

If the USA implemented the same policies China uses to claim territory, then it could claim a good chunk of the Pacific ocean from continental USA right to Hawaii.

You might want to read up on how the US "provocations" captured Hawaii, Midway, Guam, The Philippines, etc.

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Posted in: British citizen arrested for dumping bento trash in mailbox See in context

The first "Bento Hooligan."

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Posted in: Fukushima hopes Olympic torch relay will show world it is not 'nuclear wasteland' See in context

It would be an interesting photo op if the runners wear radiation suits and respirators. And the Olympic flame is a glowing blue Cherenkov radiation.

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Posted in: Japan spends billions on technology for absent Olympic fans See in context

It would be cheaper to hire people to follow other people around.

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Posted in: Japan asks IAEA support for Fukushima tank water release See in context

I think the IAEA will support it.

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Posted in: Japan spends billions on technology for absent Olympic fans See in context

Why should anyone be surprised by this?

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Posted in: Videos of parliament sex acts rock Australia's government See in context

What in the world is wrong with these people?

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Posted in: 10 killed in Colorado supermarket shooting See in context

The 2nd Amendment states: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

The worst ruling ever by the Supreme Court was to ignore the first half of the sentence and disassociate the right with the militia.

Over a million people have died by gunfire in the US in the last, and almost every, decade.

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Posted in: Restaurant chain operator sues Tokyo gov't over COVID opening hour restrictions See in context

Do the hustleToday  10:48 am JST

This joker really needs to read the fine print in the constitution. The government has every right to order businesses to close during a state of emergency. Case closed! Move on!

Show us that fine print before we move on, OK?

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Posted in: Restaurant chain operator sues Tokyo gov't over COVID opening hour restrictions See in context

With all of the talk and money going into contact tracing, can Lovecrafting or some other extraordinarily bright person please educate us simpletons and idiots with links to the data identifying how many Covid cases were contracted in restaurants open after 8PM and where all of the Tokyo infections came from?

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Posted in: 'Everything evaporated' - Olympic overseas spectator ban hits Japan tourism See in context

And on the other hand, there will be a slow recovery in national and international traveling after Covid-19. Businesses are adapting and realize that virtual meetings are more efficient and a new era in business communications is under way. The travel industry will have to restructure, as will commercial office space businesses.

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Posted in: Restaurant chain operator sues Tokyo gov't over COVID opening hour restrictions See in context

LovecraftingToday  06:53 am JST

is illegal and unconstitutional as it infringes the right to freedom of business

for heavens sake, in any country the frame of your « freedom » is set by the law. If the law says you must close because of a pandemic there is little you can do. These poor fellows are using the arguments of simpletons that believe they are free to do whatever they want and ignore the law: that’s anarchy by the way.

Simpletons? That’s very rude.

Could you tell us which “law” says you must close?

There was an edict, but edicts are not laws.

There has to be a basis in facts and arbitrary edicts are not how democracies flourish.

Can you show everyone here how many cases of Covid are attributed to being transmitted in a restaurant after 8pm?

8pm is an arbitrary time based on nothing and can only be considered a foolish edict. If an edict is issued that you can only wear red color clothing after 6pm when there is a pandemic, would you follow such a foolish edict without question?

Perhaps you will, but I suspect most of us will not.

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Posted in: Japan, Germany sign intel-sharing pact to boost defense cooperation See in context

Wasn’t there something like this long ago?

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Posted in: Clubhouse a sandbox for talking 'influencers' See in context

If you Google the "influencer" in the photo, you'll see that he/she/it is most famous for this article.

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Posted in: When we lost visitors and donations fell, we realized that our conventional way of supporting our operations no longer work. We needed to adapt to a management style which meets with the times. See in context

Never again will i donate to any of them. When i go out i have 2 envelopes in my pocket, every day. One 5000 yen and one 3000 yen and i give these directly to people i see in need or who ask me( rare but it happened a few times to me) .

Then everyone around stands up and claps.

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

She looks quite happy about it.

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Posted in: Tech firm says musicians lose billions to illegal business streaming See in context

Yeah, right. The 30 highest paid musicians are worth over $14 billion. Some guy named Mike Dirnt (who I have never heard of) is worth over $50 million? These billionaires and millionaires are barely surviving. Poor babies.

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Posted in: Travelers entering Japan have to install location confirmation app, Skype on smartphones See in context

Japan announced that foreign spectators for the Olympics will not be allowed. I think that's a good thing.

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Posted in: Travelers entering Japan have to install location confirmation app, Skype on smartphones See in context

Just fly to Osaka and take a Shinkansen to Tokyo . . .

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Posted in: Olympic organizers to meet Saturday to decide on overseas spectators See in context

If they could just figure out a way to get the foreigners to send money without actually showing up and clogging up the place with their loud talking and not standing in line properly.

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Posted in: Man arrested for kidnapping 15-year-old girl found dead in tent at campsite See in context

I know empathy is against the rules here, but here goes:

I feel sorry for the girl and the guy for feeling that their lives were so terrible that death was the answer.

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Posted in: London police officer in court as woman's murder sparks protests See in context

Great, so there are only about 600,000 psychopaths in the UK. That's a relief.

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Posted in: China says it is exercising self-restraint against Japanese ships near Senkakus See in context

No money had to be paid to any politicians.

The people to blame are the people who built China as it is now - the executives of companies.

Companies around the world willingly bought from China and deserted their domestic factories and workers so they could make more money.

And societies allow it to happen because people willingly give up the future of their children to buy cheap plastic stuff today.

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Posted in: Sea slugs able to self-decapitate and regrow their bodies, Japanese researchers show See in context

Finally some news we can use...

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Posted in: The big problem for the Japanese is that they're simply outnumbered and outgunned. See in context

TrafficConeMar. 12  10:02 pm JST

Just stop buying Chinese products. Period.

Sounds good, but businesses only care about making as much money as fast as possible from reselling cheap plastic crap from China. People only are about their life span.

Give up the knowhow to build things? No problem.

Put workers out of work? No problem.

China didn't take a single job away from anyone. Businesses sacrificed their fellow members of society and the future of their children to sell cheap plastic crap at the highest price with the lowest cost. They'd buy it from the devil if the price was right,.

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Posted in: How dangerous is the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant today? See in context

Technically, it's not radioactive water. It's water contaminated with radioactive particles and elements.

There's getting around it. This was a giant screw up to not have the backup cooling power supply on nearby higher ground and in water tight vaults. I designed transformers, metal clad motor starters and substations for special requirement locations, including retrofitting oil-filled transformers with dry-type, cast coil type for nuclear power plants.

Just putting the plant on that coastline was insanity.

It's criminal negligence, in my opinion. Chernobyl and Fukushima are monuments to the damage that complacency can do.

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Posted in: A year after crash, markets boom but bust fears loom See in context

Social security doesn't really have a fund and there is no "investment" in the stock market with it. It can only buy government securities.

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

"Oh, so it's a profit deal!"

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