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Posted in: Biden, Democrats prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 tril virus relief bill See in context

Invest in commodities, we are at the start of a commodity super cycle and you need some protection from the risk of rapid inflation this kind of cash infusion creates.

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Posted in: U.S.-made live-action Hello Kitty movie on the way See in context

I demand that Jennifer Coyle be fired and a person of Japanese ancestry be hired or Hollywood is racist!

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Posted in: 'Demon Slayer' anime strikes chord with pandemic Japan See in context

I am actually surprised that it was not banned in the US for depicting Asians in stereotypical ways.

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Posted in: From Apu to Aladdin: Why white voices will no longer do See in context

These three famous people: Suzanne Pleshette, David Ogden Stiers, and John Ratzenberger were all hired and paid to do voices in "Spirited Away." A quick scan of the actors paid to do the English voices in "Spirited Away" reveals not a single person with a Japanese name or who looks Japanese.

For the upcoming Miyazaki animation "How Do You Live?" it is of vital importance that only people of Japanese ancestry be hired to do the English Voices!

According to IMBD most of the sound crew who worked on "37 Seconds" have Korean names. Outrageous! Only Japanese people can edit the voices of Japanese actors.

I saw a white person eating sushi! Call the PC police!

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Posted in: Panel urges quick adoption of carbon pricing to hit emissions goal See in context

Japan already has "carbon pricing" if you include the taxes on fuel and the tax on car's engines. Both of these taxes are designed to discourage fossil fuel consumption.

Japan will reduce CO2 emissions organically with a falling population so there is little to gain from taxing folks more than they already pay on fossil fuels.

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

Just get rid of "woman's" sports and put all athletes head-to-head.

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Posted in: UK to push at G-7 for global standard on 'vaccine passports' See in context

By September, travel from Japan to Florida and from Florida to Japan will not have any more risk to the local population than travelling from Tokyo to Oita.

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Posted in: UK to push at G-7 for global standard on 'vaccine passports' See in context

After the fall, when 80% of the people in G7 countries have been vaccinated, travel between G7 countries should return to "wide open" and these travel controls will be meaningless.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 272 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,032 See in context

Numbers are dropping dramatically everywhere in the world and the medical industry really can't say why.

Not enough people have been vaccinated to explain the drop off in cases worldwide. It could be as simple as we are running out of vulnerable people to catch it.

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Posted in: Europe applauds Biden's approach, stresses cooperation See in context

@itsonlyrocknroll Germany will act in its self interest as well. Germany is better off doing direct business with Russia and cutting off Ukraine.

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Posted in: Europe applauds Biden's approach, stresses cooperation See in context

@PTownsend Are you under the impression that there is a food shortage in Russia? Russia is one of the largest exporters of grains in the world and the supermarkets are brimming with more food than ever in history.

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Posted in: Europe applauds Biden's approach, stresses cooperation See in context

Nord Stream 2 is a game changer, no way Merkel is walking away.

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Posted in: Biden declares America, trans-Atlantic alliance 'back' See in context

An "America Last" policy is good news for the rest of the world.

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Posted in: Japan's stressed power grid faces new test with Arctic blast on way See in context

Kinda of a relief reading the comments here. Social media is foul with what seems like half of America laughing at the people in Texas suffering a natural disaster that has caused cascading power and water outages for millions of folks. That kind of mean spiritness would not happen in Japan.

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Posted in: U.N. urges global COVID vaccine plan; warns of dangerous inequity See in context

Probably would be helpful if Canada's Trudeau didn't take a bunch of vaccines from Covax. Canada has slipped into third world status and had to get vaccines from the UN.

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Posted in: S Korean sex slave survivor wants U.N. court judgment See in context

South Korean activists should let her live out her days in peace and stop using her.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 350 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,305 See in context

Japan will be pretty much done with the pandemic by the time vaccines have any impact in Japan. Japan managed it better than just about any other country.

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Posted in: China fires back at U.S. allegations of lack of transparency over WHO virus probe See in context

Trump was 100% right about China and for the US to withdraw from the corrupt WHO.

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Posted in: Senate acquits Trump as Republicans save him See in context

Acquitted. Move on.

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Posted in: Health ministry panel greenlights 1st COVID vaccine See in context


Every virus infection, you have ever had in your life, has permanently altered your DNA.

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Posted in: Melbourne enters snap 5-day lockdown over virus; spectators barred from Australian Open See in context

Hotel guests shagging security again?

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Posted in: EU approves all requests for COVID-19 vaccine export to UK, U.S., Japan, China See in context

Canada has ordered something like a billion vaccine doses but so far is failing to administer many as vaccine shipments have been drastically cut. Even socialist Biden is not sharing.

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Posted in: Aso wants G-7 to focus on digital currency at finance talks See in context

Beware every government that wants to move to a digital "currency."

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Posted in: In Iran standoff, Biden says U.S. won't unilaterally lift sanctions See in context

So, Biden will continue the Trump policy, huh?

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Posted in: Biden hosts first of chats to talk 'directly' with Americans See in context

She probably lost her job at the start up because tech is getting the heck out of high tax California as fast as they can. Texas, Tennessee and South Carolina are doing great though.

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Posted in: Trudeau defends Canada taking COVID vaccines from sharing program See in context

@Strangerland Everyone in Canada is outraged. I think Canada ranks somewhere around 33rd in vaccines administered per 100 people. The US is around 11% of people vaccinated while just across the snowy border Canada is around 2.7%.

Instead of investing in the vaccine being developed across the border in the US, Trudeau put money into a Chinese vaccine only to have China pull the rug out from under that genious plan.

Trudeau may have succeeded in "trolling the extreme for right" but failed Canada's citizens in getting vaccines.

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Posted in: Trudeau defends Canada taking COVID vaccines from sharing program See in context

@Wolfpack I hope that was a joke. Canada is leading at failing.

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Posted in: Three 16-year-olds arrested for extorting money and mopeds from high school boys See in context

Those boys need to learn to check their privilege.

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Posted in: Moscow court orders Kremlin foe Navalny to prison See in context

Putin is more popular domestically than the west is willing to recognize. The average 24 oz. Sergei and Olga have a vastly better standard of living than Russians has 20 years ago or 10 years ago. First the first time ever there is actually a chicken in every pot.

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Posted in: Pandemic's deadliest month in U.S. ends with signs of progress See in context

Sooner or later the US is going to run out of vulnerable people.

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