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Posted in: American tsunami victim's father building on daughter's legacy of learning See in context

His sister died in Japan’s tsunami. Now this Va. man is living out her mission.

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Posted in: Calls grow for Cuomo to quit from top New York lawmakers See in context

Why can't we let an investigation play out without jumping to conclusions? The media is in a frenzy over this. Democrats think they have the moral authority to pursue this. Al Franken was a great member of Congress working for "we, the people" before a "hit job" of sexual harassment forced him to resign.  

I think we need specific legal rulings on exactly what constitutes sexual harassment. Let's take it all the way to the Supreme Court and let Brett Kavanaugh write the opinion.

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

When all is said and done, this is a remarkable achievement, desperately needed and a total victory for Joe Biden and the country one month into his term. Congratulations, Mr. President.

I heard that Mitch is upset by this bill passing the Senate.

That alone makes me very, very, very happy.

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Posted in: Senate Democrats reach deal on jobless aid in Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill See in context

How about a bill amendment that says if your Senator votes no their state gets no funding from the bill?

Refresh my memory which party rushed a tax cut bill with changes penciled in the margins and used reconciliation to ram it through?

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Posted in: Biden says it's a 'big mistake' for states to lift mask mandates See in context

Unfortunately, viruses don't care about state borders, and this could hurt normal Americans.

States should ban flights from non-compliant states.

It unmasks their incompetence.

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Posted in: U.S. sanctions Russian officials over nerve-agent attack on Navalny See in context

I certainly hope that trump and his entourage have had their security clearances pulled. 

It would be so easy for any of them to give Putin or their intelligence services info in exchange for money, as punishment to the Biden administration. 

Russia is now being held responsible by President Biden. Thank you President Biden.

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Posted in: 13 killed after semitruck hits SUV carrying 25 people in California See in context

I am so sorry for these poor people. For the difficult lives they lead and for this horrific accident and the ordeal that lies ahead for the survivors.

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Posted in: Japan asks China to stop anal COVID-19 tests on Japanese citizens See in context

The tests involve inserting a cotton swab 3-5cm (1.2-2.0 inches) into the anus and gently rotating it.

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Posted in: 2 Americans wanted in Ghosn's escape now in Japanese custody See in context

There'll be endless interrogations until they can convict.

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Posted in: Crisis deepens for Cuomo; AG wants to lead harassment probe See in context

The difference between Democrats and Republicans is that if the allegations against Gov. Cuomo are verified, he will lose the support of the Democratic Party and Democratic voters. In the Republican Party, sexual predators are elected to the presidency.

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Posted in: Mizuho restores ATMs, online services after glitch See in context

What To Do If the ATM Eats Your Card?

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

Over 75% of voters support this legislation. 

That's unity.

The fact that Republican politicians oppose it reflects their determination to divide.

Clearly, Biden is keeping his campaign promise.

Republicans are only interested in seeing his presidency fail. At the expense of the country.

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Posted in: Survey shows many seniors undecided about vaccination See in context

If You're Over 65, the CDC Says Not to Do This Before Your Vaccine

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Posted in: Lady Gaga's dogs recovered safely; no word on $500,000 reward See in context

I'm glad her dogs were returned and unharmed.  

It would be nice to see her use that money to offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot Mr. Fischer. 

Meanwhile, can't she at least pay for any out-of-pocket expenses he will incur for getting shot protecting her dogs? He's out real money for loss of income plus whatever he will be charged for his care and rehabilitation.

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Posted in: 3 children found dead in Kyushu; father attempts suicide See in context

About 45,000 children in Japan are living without their biological parents. About 20% of them with foster parents, and the remaining 80% in facilities. Compared to other major countries in Europe and the United States, where more than 50% of those children are entrusted with foster parents, Japan still has a high reliance on facility consignment.

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

Merkel says NO! German Chancellor rejects Oxford jab – despite 1.2m doses going to waste

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Posted in: New York prosecutors finally obtain Trump's tax records See in context

Anyone who spends four years and millions of dollars paying attorneys to keep his tax returns from being turned over to a District Attorney has most definitely done something wrong. I look forward to seeing what it is.

The single most enjoyable headline I've read in ages. Delicious!

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

Your dog barks loudly and too long, and disappears into the house when the police arrive. So then the police should be allowed to break down the front door, shoot all the dogs and cats they encounter, maybe shoot the homeowner who reacts badly to the entry, and then the family loses the house, the car in the garage, and everything else to asset forfeiture when they discover that the son is growing marijuana in a state where it is legal.


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Posted in: Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records See in context

So, what's the big deal? He's got nothing to hide, right? These records should only show just how smart and successful he is, shouldn't they? 


Although this is the correct outcome, it is still an abysmal failure of the judicial system. This outcome never should have been in doubt, nor should it ever have been able to have been drawn out so long. Donald Trump's entire career has been marked by abuse of the legal system, to his advantage and to the disadvantage of people who do not have his resources. If Trump's tax returns had been out earlier, there is a chance his malfeasance would have been more obvious before the election. Justice delayed is justice denied, and the entire legal profession should look long and hard in a mirror about how they enabled the corruption and law breaking not just of Trump but of his entire administration.

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Posted in: Fujifilm to restart clinical trial of Avigan to treat COVID-19: report See in context

Done at hospitals and research centers around the country, clinical trials are conducted in phases. Phase 1 trials try to determine dosing, document how a drug is metabolized and excreted, and identify acute side effects. Usually, a small number of healthy volunteers (between 20 and 80) are used in Phase 1 trials.

Phase 2 trials include more participants (about 100-300) who have the disease or condition that the product potentially could treat. In Phase 2 trials, researchers seek to gather further safety data and preliminary evidence of the drug's beneficial effects (efficacy), and they develop and refine research methods for future trials with this drug. If the Phase 2 trials indicate that the drug may be effective--and the risks are considered acceptable, given the observed efficacy and the severity of the disease--the drug moves to Phase 3.

In Phase 3 trials, the drug is studied in a larger number of people with the disease (approximately 1,000-3,000).

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Posted in: Suspected hypothermia deaths in homes mount in Texas See in context

Department of Energy Washington DC 20585

Order No. 202-21-1

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Posted in: NASA's Perseverance rover beams back spectacular new images See in context

We love our scientists and engineers very, very , very much. Thank you for all those hours spent in the lab. You are the best of us. Lots of love and admiration . You are all so cool.

This landing of Perseverance is incredible! Photo of a machine from Earth being gently lowered to Mars' surface--and we can see detailed, colored photos of what Mars looks like from 2 meters above? Just amazing. Makes me feel hopeful for our country that our scientists and engineers were able to pull this off.

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Posted in: Hashimoto asks staff to work as 'one team' to win public trust for Olympics See in context

'On Friday, Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike welcomed Hashimoto's appointment and that of Tamayo Marukawa as new Olympic minister.'

Marukawa =Former Prime Minister Abe's mouthpiece.

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

Thank goodness we've got competent leadership back on the world stage. 

On Iran, Biden reiterated his pledge to return to international negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program, but said "we must address Iran's destabilizing activities across the Middle East."

The Iranians WERE abiding by the terms of the Agreement, It's the US that backed out of it. And everyone in the world except for Americans knows that. It is US that violated the agreement now it is for US to stick it back together. And, if the Iranians really wanted a nuclear weapon they could have bought one from Pakistan's Dr. Khan when he went around trying to sell them 20 years ago. Think about it.

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Posted in: Biden, Democrats consider piecemeal approach to immigration reform See in context

We've reached the point that common decency gets criticized as radical.  THAT is what is radical.

The repubs will find all kinds of reasons to oppose his plan or any plan and will then campaign saying that Democrats want open borders with no restrictions.

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Posted in: NASA rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life See in context

This is “Can Do” America. Not “It is what it is” America.

To launch something from Earth, travel 300 million miles, land at a specific location, at a specific time, undamaged is pretty cool.

I'm starting to think if we want to do something we can.....

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Posted in: Facebook unfriends Australia: news sites go dark in content row See in context

Billionaires stuffing money in each other's pockets for the privilege of selling lies. Capitalism at its best.

Murdoch should be gone forever, especially Fox News - co conspirators in promoting conspiracy theories, lies, Qanon, far right violence.

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Posted in: Osaka beats Williams to reach Australian Open final See in context

Two classy competitors. I think they are both winners.

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Posted in: Thousands of U.S. service members saying no to COVID-19 vaccine See in context

Going to be a problem for the military, especially the Navy.  

Make them sign a form that if they don't take it they waive all medical support from the government for COVID related issues after their service ends or they are discharged. Treat them like capitalists treat the rest of us for medical. 

Basically take their benefits away for this specific issue. We shouldn't cover the longer term affects of something they are being offered protection from that is being provided to our entire community.

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Posted in: Biden's $15 wage proposal: Job killer or a boon for workers? See in context

$15 an hour matters, but so does $12 and $13. If we cannot get $15/hours, workers will be way better off at $13, then they are at $7.25. Let's keep the big picture in mind, improvement in the lives of low-wage workers, and improving the status quo. Let's not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Go Joe!

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