BigYenToday 05:56 pm JST
why stop at the Nazi swastika? They should ban the hammer and sickle of communism as well.
Missing the point entirely that this action is in response to the major threat of the day, i.e. extreme right-wing ideology a.k.a. Fascism. Old-style hammer and sickle Communism, not seen so much these days. In fact rarely seen at all, in this country at least.
But socialist lockdown tsar premier Dan Andrews is a fan, so I don't expect any action.
Here we go, the real agenda. Missing the point again, that this action is supported by all sides of politics in Victoria (and Australia). But, never a miss a chance to knock Dan Andrews - both a "Tsar" and a fan of Communism? A laughable assertion about a democratically-elected politician.
A bit like when the Box Hill police station in Melbourne flew a CCP Chinese flag a few years ago, apparently to support multiculturalism.
No, not like the Box Hill police station flying the Chinese national flag. That was during a one-day ceremony to recognise China's national day. It's China's national flag. Box Hill is a big Chinese area. China wasn't as on the nose then as it is today, and it wasn't "Tsar" Dan Andrews' decision, it was the decision of the local MP, probably to curry favour with local voters. Nevertheless, it was controversial. It wasn't repeated. How many times has China's national flag has been raised in various ceremonies in various communities the world over during the past few decades, with no subsequent increase in CCP-inspired domestic terrorism?
The only reason you've chosen to highlight this insignificant one-day event is to get in a cheap shot at a democratic leader you don't like because of his Covid policies, policies which had massive majority support in his own State at the time. Not that that seems to matter to you.
You miss the point. Again.
I don't think symbols should be banned
Well there you go. You support the flying of Fascist symbols - as well as Communist ones. Only one of them is in the ascendant worlwide at the moment. That's what this bipartisan decision is about.
You'll say anything to defend that ratbag in charge of Victoria, and try to straw-man me, wrongly, as a supporter of the far-right. Those idiots are a minority fringe, and have far less power than the far-left ideologues who have dug their way into the public service and education system and the like where they're doing their damage at the taxpayers' expense to emerging generations, and enjoy the support of the current Victorian and now national governments. Maybe instead of banning a symbol, maybe try to address the issues that are attracting those people to it. But no, that would be too hard.
And regarding Andrews' covid policies, just because they're supported by politicians on both sides of politics doesn't inherently make them right. It just makes both sides wrong and egregiously so. I could go on abut that but the post will be removed for going off-topic. Let's just say you already know my position on it and leave it there.
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I don't think symbols should be banned, but if they're going to do it, why stop at the Nazi swastika? They should ban the hammer and sickle of communism as well. An equally abhorrent symbol of an evil ideology whose adherents have killed and persecuted more than the Nazis, and still counting.
But socialist lockdown tsar premier Dan Andrews is a fan, so I don't expect any action. A bit like when the Box Hill police station in Melbourne flew a CCP Chinese flag a few years ago, apparently to support multiculturalism. Yep, the flag of a foreign dictatorship over a police station. Nothing done about that offensive symbol.
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The lady in that licence photo looks remarkably young for someone born in Showa 38. Wonder what her secret is. The smile?
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kyushubillJune 20 11:12 pm JST
Schwab, Gates, and Soros will have the power. We will be mere servants to them. If we are not the ones culled by them.
Not necessarily. The future with them in charge isn't written in stone. There could be one with them swinging in gibbets. I'd prefer that.
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I despair for the future when paranoid fools like this guy have influence over our children. Parents need to grow a backbone and force schools to drop these ridiculous rules, otherwise they risk a some serious same age to their kids' mental health and ability to stand up to tyranny down the track.
But then, the whole idea behind these mask rules worldwide has been subjugation.
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GBR48Today 08:33 am JST
Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'.
Quite possibly a blend of this and Brave New World and Back to the Future 2 under Biff Tannen.
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Posted in: Rather than following government advice, people wear masks because they see others with them on. More likely to be effective in changing behavior is encouragement to unmask from employers and other organizations closer to people's lives. Then, the domino effect that saw people quickly don masks in large numbers could suddenly go into reverse. See in context
For most people, unless they are explicitly told not to stop wearing masks even though they are basically ineffective against this disease, they'll carry on wearing them for the sake of public harmony, not common sense.
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girl_in_tokyoToday 11:27 am JST
What a great idea! Men get to pretend that even very accomplished women with advanced degrees in a medical feild are really nothing more than cutesy sex symbols that they can feel superior to!
Yes, encouraging even more sexism and misogyny is just what we need in 2022. Why should men have to grow up and treat women like equals, when they can just go to Akihabara and be surrounded by cutesy women who will pretend to be helpless and brainless to stroke their egos and make them feel better about themselves?
I mean, who needs therapy to help you grow out of your social awkwardness and inability to relate to women as people, when all you have to do is find ways to make sure the women cater to your inability to be a fully mature adult amiright?!?!
Nobody's forcing the women to work there. If they were, you might have a case. Ever consider that the people who work there are interested in the same subculture?
Anyway, rub them up the wrong way and it could be very painful indeed for the patient.
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Don't you just love the consequences of ill-considered Agenda 21/Agenda 2030-based "policies"?
Recipe for success the new way: Ruin baseload generating capacity by shutting down power plants that can provide a stable power supply, and haphazardly replace it with overpriced, underperforming rescrewables.
Australia is a test case for this, to see how much BS a country's population will put up with before they seriously fight back. Judging from the way most people swallowed lockdowns and vex mandates, there won't be much serious pushback, especially since the younger generations have been brainwashed with the green agenda right through school.
This is what happens when a country's leadership sells out.
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Express sisterToday 11:49 am JST
Can’t believe that Operation Warp Speed gave us such shoddy vaccines. I bet whoever was in charge of that and took credit for it was a buffoon. Who was it again? Oh well, I can’t be bothered to look it up.
The individual you're referring to isn't the one who has been hiding safety and effectiveness data.
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Tom SanToday 09:27 am JST
The "experts" versus the heretics.
I think we all know the answer to that. And the "experts" aren't happy about it at all.
Shifting those goalposts so often must be tiring. Is there a vaccine that prevents hernias?
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Everyone knows that the COVID vaccines are of limited effectiveness. Nobody can claim with a straight face that they're safe over the long term because they haven't been around for long enough to make that conclusion. Even in the short term their safety is dubious, with so many blood clots, myocarditis cases, miscarriages etc likely arising from adverse reactions to the vaccines. Fauci would be a fool to ignore this, and is in a perfect position to know exactly what's going on. I don't think he has taken the vaccine, certainly not any of the the mRNA ones.
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BroncoToday 07:23 am JST
Another "breakthrough" infection.
Exceptionally rare because it broke through not just 1 layer of vaccine protection, but 4 layers.
Earlier this week, U.S. Health Secretary Xavier Becerra tested positive for the virus. It was the second time Becerra had come down with symptoms and tested positive.
And how did the virus get around that mask? Must've been during that brief period when he was changing masks!
I doubt he's even had the jab, much less any boosters. He's smart enough to know they're not particularly safe or effective.
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Fighto!Today 05:50 pm JST
Your post, and those of other hardline "pro-choicers" (noting the irony that the babies don't have a choice) just reek of narrow-mindedness.
Says the individual who states "the whole point of sex is to create a baby."
Did you sleep through biology class at school?
The fundamental point of sex is to create a new life. The fact that is feels good and is fun is an incentive to do it, but the recreational side of it isn't the initial purpose. Just bear in mind that there's often a risk, even if tiny, that sex will lead to a baby. If you can't be responsible for the consequences of your actions, don't do it. The principle isn't that hard to grasp.
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I would be willing to hazard a guess that these are all the arguments of men.
Think whatever you like. You are aware, though, that there's an enormous number of women who are pro-life, right?
My wife and I are waiting to adopt a baby, so we're ready to put our money where our mouths are. Your post, and those of other hardline "pro-choicers" (noting the irony that the babies don't have a choice) just reek of narrow-mindedness.
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theResidentToday 04:23 pm JST
@Algernon: Yep, A woman's body, her choice. Unless as pointed out YOU want to finance these unwanted pregnancies.
Ever heard of personal responsibility? The whole point of sex is to create a child, so anyone who does it without the proper precautions to avoid pregnancy in the first place is a fool, and has to own the consequences of their actions. Why should taxpayers always pay for others' mistakes? As I said above, there are huge numbers of people who can't have children of their own and are more than happy to pay for the medical expenses etc to ensure an unwanted child is born and has a loving home to go to.
For the record, a few members of my extended family have adopted babies over the years, and I cannot fathom how someone would just toss them away before term out of some distorted political ideology. This isn't about religion - I'm not particularly religious. It's about respecting an unborn child's right to a future. He or she didn't choose to be conceived, as you and I didn't, but once conception has occurred, that child has as much right to be born as anyone now living outside the womb. I accept there are cases where abortion may be necessary and accept those as exceptions that prove the rule, but I'm wholeheartedly opposed to abortion because a woman/couple doesn't want to raise a child. There are plenty of people who would be happy to do it for them and give their children a loving home.
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A certain large 'news' network in USA was brought to court over it's blatant misinformation and it's get-out clause was to officially call itself an 'entertainment' network.
CNN or MSNBC? There both as much of a joke as Fox, if not more so. Brian Stelter and Rachel Maddow, among others, provide endless fodder for ridicule with their breathtaking lack of insight and self-awareness.
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When you understand that so many couples who can't have a child of their own would give anything to adopt one, yet so many unborn babies are tossed away for convenience because, ya know, my body my choice, the world is on the brink of hell. Unborn babies have just as much right to live as anyone else.
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Japan Today is not so bad, especially the quirky posters and ridiculous comments.
It's the only reason I hang around. Ridiculous comments are my forte.
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It could be worse. At least they're not putting together a video of them all singing Imagine.
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reuters,equal of one sided propaganda.lies.hoaxes.unverified stories published as "news".
Hardly suprising. The ex-boss of Reuters is a WEF flunky and board member of the main "charitable" arm of a certain pharmaceutical company that's made a killing from pushing a certain treatment that's neither safe nor effective.
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Gee, I wonder why.
I only watch the TV news for the weather and pollen count, baseball highlights and the occasional feel-good local story. The main coverage is generally just one-sided, superficial propaganda that a two-year-old can spot. Same goes for newspapers. Most of them are owned by conglomerates with fingers in so many pies and with interests so closely related that any sense of objectivity has long since evaporated. For state-owned media, its either that the government of the day has a strong hand in directing coverage a la NHK, Chinese TV etc, or its run by a clique of left-wing zealots like the BBC, Australia's ABC, and Canada's CBC.
All have their own agendas, and truth being the red-headed stepchild.
Hence the propaganda about the Ukraine conflict, pretty much anything to do with COVID that makes it past the censors, Jan 6, gerbil worming, you name it.
And the media only have themselves to blame for people switching off. Serves them right.
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badmanToday 12:03 am JST
Algernon LaCroix-carbon credits is an innovative way to democratize and incentivize better climate choices. Companies that take direct positive action are rewarded and companies that don't/can't are forced to pay the market rate or true cost which reduces the harm to the environment without direct/specific governmental mandates.
Carbon credits are nothing but a scam invented to make money off an exaggerated problem.
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The airlines are right to be ropable about this. The "credits" are just a scam for the EU and the people who own it (merchant bankers, not ordinary citizens) to confiscate wealth under the false cloak of environmentalism.
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At best , the covid vaccine makers, especially Moderna and Pfizer, have cooked their own goose here by promising the world and delivering very little. At worst, they've been deliberately deceptive about how safe and effective their mRNA vaccines have been. Nobody can make claims that they are safe in the long term, because they haven't been around for long enough.
But all these "mysterious incidents" surrounding heart attacks and strokes among young, healthy people up to their early 50s who would otherwise be extremely unlikely to suffer these problems arena;t suspicious at all. No. Apparently there's even a new piece of newspeak emerging for it: Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Look away. Nothing to see here.
The only people who should be getting these vaccines are the elderly and those at high risk of serious illness or death due to comorbidities. Pressuring anyone else is simply a crime.
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Posted in: Clients will be OK with wearing a mask indoors but wearing them 24 hours is a hassle. The cost of having a guide at all times may deter clients until later when they have more flexibility. See in context
have you seen a maskless person in japan? it's like spotting waldo in those book.
Not really. I see more and more maskless Japanese all the time. There aren't many out and about, but the number is gradually growing, especially on bikes. Coz they know the virus doesn't spread if they're travelling faster than 7km/h.
In any case, I can't see these tours attracting too many people. They're way too restrictive.
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With rules like this, a guided tour of North Korea seems like a better option.
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This issue is entirely self-inflicted, and not just in Japan. Idiotic governments have been hoodwinked into chasing the green energy fairy and abandoning reliable energy sources for feel-good, pie-in-the-sky renewable subsidy farms. Aided and abetted by fear-mongering campaigns about global warming catastrophism and manufactured paranoia about nuclear power, especially newer designs.
Of course, we won't see people like Kishi cutting back on his consumption. This is strictly for the plebs.
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