Welp, that sets up tonight's hobby; research all sponsor companies and be sure never to buy their products or use their services ever again. should be easy enough.
I agree with those above: the only way to send a message is not to engage with the Games once they start. No TV, avoid articles; the reults are irrelevant.
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I agree with you BackpackingNepal, but I'd be willing to bet they DID have a traditional style but grew tired of tourists asking for a Spoon and a Glass!!
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I've cheered Australia's response to Covid, but I'll boo all athletes coming to Tokyo NOW, where we are not vaccinated and your teams will potentially spread new variants and where medical staff are being diverted to making sure you delicate sportsmen and women don't get sun stroke.
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Anyone wondering how Japan's expert advisers to the Prime Minister are responding to this, I remind you it is and I quote:
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*'....former finance ministry bureaucrat....'*
Tells you all you need to know about Japan's Covid experts, response and attitude.
I suppose he was drunk?
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Wait, so Suga has abdicated control of the country and its health to the IOC?
Well, they've already stated categorically yesterday that the 'Games can not be cancelled.'
I agree with all the other harsh comments toward Suga, and Ego Sum Lux Mundi above has hit the nail on the head.
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The correct way is to cook your sushi with your lighter, then drizzle tomato sauce on it after removing the seaweed wrapping.
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Christopher GlenToday 09:21 pm JST
Oh and re the vaccines https://australiannationalreview.com/health/french-drug-evaluation-center-concludes-all-4-covid-vaccines-should-be-discontinued/
The Australian National review article cites the source of that report to the article published by 'The BL'
The BL is:
''Hundreds of fake account admins and 1,929 Facebook advertising violations only begin to tell the story of the Epoch Times-linked, pro-Trump empire known as The BL.''
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'Nothing can stop the Olympics going ahead.'
I think we 're reading this in the wrong tone? If the IOC were dictating he would have said 'Nothing will stop the Olympics'.
I think what Coates is saying when he mentions this is what Suga told Biden is that the Japanese Government are not the ones who are in control of Japan's fate. They are powerless to stop the event because the bribes, pay-offs and favors have all been dished out.
The LDP sold themselves and Japan's health out to the highest bidder, and now are powerless.
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The tainied and disgusting Olympics just can't stop getting more disgusting by the day.
I hope the athletes are proud of themselves.
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Concentrate on mass vaccination.
Compensate citizens to shut down for a month.
Cease clowning around with cardboard.
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*"I can't help but regard the situation as still quite serious,"** Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike told reporters Wednesday.*
What!?? They don't even understand Covid19 at all. She may as well have just said:
'I'm living in La-La land and am so drunk on tax money I don't understand the world you all claim to be living in.'
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Tokyo/Japan is going to be stuck in the Covid loop until at least 2025 thanks to Government inaction and trying to wish things away for the sake of the Olympics. We're in so deep now that only vaccination will drag Japan out of this mess.
That Olympics must be cancelled was obvious...LAST YEAR.
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Knowing Mr.Suga's Government and the moral abyss of Ms.Koike, I'm pretty sure they'll just procure 500 Hostesses (nothing against them) with our tax money and dress them up in Nurse uniforms. Then act astonished when Athletes complain they can't perform basic medical services.
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''Litter? A cig butt is nothing''.
They build up, because the addicted ones keep returning to the same spot. We had to put a no-smoking sign on the side of our building and chase them away like a cockroach infestation because these junkies started gathering there, and leaving crap all over the place.
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''This also means no fans allowed at the local AFL derby - West Coast Eagles Vs Fremantle Dockers - this afternoon.''
Yes, it's bummer those Western derby's are highlight of the year. Looking forward to tuning in later.
Notice how they were able to reach the decision to hold event without fans in a matter of hours, and once decided they just went ahead and made the call because they already have plans and a protocol firmly in place.
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"It would have been nice if they could have rented a bus for the team to do some sightseeing around the city," Patrick Hausding, a silver and bronze medal winner for Germany in two prior Olympics, told reporters from behind a glass window. "To be in Tokyo and not be able to see anything is a real shame."
Hi Patrick, in case you're reading this...Did you hit your head on the diving board?.
You can come and do your stupid sports event; but we don't want you running around town during a Global Pandemic. While you moan about no sightseeing more than a few people are drowning in their own phlegm.
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*''It was not immediately clear where the athletes were staying or under what quarantine conditions, if any, they entered Japan. It’s also not clear how many staff members accompanied the divers.''*
I'm going to say that's a slam dunk, shut it all down scenario. These things should be explicitly clear!
I am beyond disgusted. Events are possible within a bubble, but Japan's Olympic Committees idea of a bubble is a burst one.
The quote above is beyond enough reason to call the whole thing off.
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yep, not taking serious measures and giving people broad economic support last April is sure working out economically in the long term isn’t it.
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R BarnettToday 08:42 am JST
''I am glad there isn’t tougher government or police enforcement. That’s a good thing that Japan isn’t doing that against its citizens. Have you seen what has happened in Australia, ''
What are you even on about?? You mean Australia in the acytual world we live in. The country that has essentially eradicated Covid, and in most cities enjoy life as normal? That Australia?
Short term enforced and subsidized lock downs work. You don't lose any 'freedom'.
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Your frustrated post is a perfect illustration of the Governments failure.
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Don't worry everyone;
Koike is going to turn the lights off early and tuck you all in.
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''Yuriko Koike has asked the city to turn off as many neon lights as possible''
If this move was linked to conserving energy I would applaud it. But to fight Covid?
I would love to see the transcript from that meeting...'Right, we are completely out of ideas, and can't allow ourselves to look overseas for actions that have proven to be effective....whatever can we do?...
I know! Let's turn off the lights!'.
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Sorry teachers and caregivers: you are not nationally significant.
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I completely agree with all those lambasting this ‘idea’.
What exactly has the organizing body been doing for the last few years? They don’t even have the basics in place!
Unfortunately foreign countries are not aware of the absolute fumbling by the Government; I have friends in Australia who just assumed Japan was conducting thorough and diigent testing/tracing et al, and enforcing strict lock down under the SOE.
they were more than shocked to learn the truth.
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''The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Friday that canceling the Games set to open in three months is not being considered.'
Yeah, O.K. we get it already. We don't care. You can shut up about it.
Tax thieves and idiots. That's all you and your group of cronies represent to us.
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Japan 2025. Still amazed the rest of the world has recovered from Covid due to some kind of black magic trickery.
Remains one of the last bastions of infection due to only 35% of the population receiving vaccination: Government pledges to investigate why.
LDP astounded that the Olympic money grab flopped: increases tax burden on the populace.
Masks and half hearted 'slow the spread campaigns continue.
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Just a question...
How do you PREPARE to declare a state of emergency?
We are either in a State of Emergency, or Not.
I guess they need a Hanko from Dentsu?
It's Fukashima et all all repeated....No need to worry, until...next Monday. We're fine, we're all fine.
Now in this case, most of us are just fine, I just feel frustrated and sad for those who are not fine.
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