Bernard Marx comments

Posted in: Gov't will not ask people to forgo summer travel due to virus, Suga says See in context

I figured out away to get a virus test done if you have any concern without ever entering a hospital. Whenever, you see a Red Cross blood donor bus just go there and I am sure they will be testing immediately for the virus.

Well, there it is; the dumbest thing I've read all day.

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Posted in: Gov't will not ask people to forgo summer travel due to virus, Suga says See in context

Who cares what the government says anyways? No way I'm spending a week off shut up inside!

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Posted in: Do you think the Japanese government should impose another state of emergency for all of Japan to try and contain the coronavirus, and if so, how should it be different from the last one that ended on May 25? See in context

No, it would be pointless, and largely ignored. I need to work to earn money for my family. I would have to be at death's door NOT to go to work.

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Posted in: Gov't under fire over huge COVID-19 aid contract for ad giant Dentsu See in context

Sorry, 800 million.

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Posted in: Gov't under fire over huge COVID-19 aid contract for ad giant Dentsu See in context

but actually took less than 1% of the total 80 billion yen for managing the project

80 million yen ain't bad for doing basically nothing.

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Posted in: Chilean suspect jailed in France over investigation into murder of Japanese student See in context

These guys look like real policeman, as opposed to the boys/old men you see playing policemen in Japan.

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Posted in: Anti-Olympic protest held in Tokyo See in context

I hate the Olympics, so I hope they get cancelled. Totally corrupt organization.

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Posted in: Single elderly being turned away from apartment rentals See in context

3.5 tatami room? This is Japan in 2020.

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Posted in: Postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 1-year-to-go mark — again See in context

Never gonna happen.

Yeah it's not going to happen, may as well start now giving out the Athletes Village Apartments to the homeless

What?! Why should they get a free ride off the back of the taxpayer? Much more deserving people should get priority.

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Posted in: Eel-eating day See in context

These are imported from China and/or Russia.

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Posted in: Australian PM delays parliament for several weeks as coronavirus spreads See in context

Good lad.

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Posted in: Kono asks that U.S. military personnel coming to Japan test for virus See in context

The problem with Covid-19 is that it isn't serious enough. If the global pandemic were something like ebola, and people were leaking from every orifice, then people would take precautions much more seriously.

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Posted in: Robot to clock in at a convenience store in test of retail automation See in context

Amazing. Rather than pay a living wage, these places would willingly pay out for a robot.

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Posted in: If you could get tested for the coronavirus, would you? See in context

It cost me 2000 yen here in Kyushu.

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs ¥2.2 bil aid for flood-hit regions; ¥400 bil package to follow See in context

I wish I could just magic money up out of thin air, like the Japanese government does.

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Posted in: UK aims to strike trade deal with Japan by end of July See in context

Good to see the Brexit fear mongerers wrong yet again.

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Posted in: If you could get tested for the coronavirus, would you? See in context

I did, recently. Came back negative. No regrets.

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Posted in: In Fourth of July speech, Trump slams his enemies within See in context

Great speech from a great President!

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Posted in: England reopens pubs after lockdown See in context

About time. It's been one massive overreaction.

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Posted in: Which current world leader do you respect the most? See in context

Putin.

Trump.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 107 new coronavirus cases on Thursday See in context

You’ll be better off back in your home country!

How so? Not in my case.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 107 new coronavirus cases on Thursday See in context

You could be in an induced coma on a ventilator, working up to being a lifelong invalid, too tired to ever get a job again.

I would just commit suicide in that case. Life simply wouldn't be worth living. Suicide is better than being unemployed and homeless.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 107 new coronavirus cases on Thursday See in context

Living paycheck to paycheck in a foreign country, with nothing put away for emergencies and unforseen events is rather foolhardy. It makes life more dangerous for the locals in times like this.

Ya think? Okay, you want to step in and ask my boss for a raise for me, or negotiate with my student loans company for my about repayments? At least I don't have a family to worry about.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 107 new coronavirus cases on Thursday See in context

My job will probably go by the end of the year. But I would prefer not to catch this virus for which we have no vaccine and no antibodies. I hate to say it but I'd rather be unemployed.

I'd rather risk the virus any day. Being unemployed is a no-no for me, as I have no savings to fall back on. I'd rather get sick and lay in hospital watching TV than be homeless.

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Posted in: Shooting star seems to have exploded above Tokyo See in context

That's awesome, and pretty sobering. Imagine something bigger just smashing in unannounced one day on Tokyo.

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Posted in: Russian voters agree to let Putin seek 2 more terms See in context

That is one of the biggest loads of rubbish I have ever read; Yeltsin was not that different from Putin. Boris Yeltsin successfully launched a self-coup in 1993, illegally dissolving the Russian pariament. If anything, it's the Russian people who severely lack a spine to force change.

I wasn't talking about Yeltsin. I was talking about the run of ineffective, short-term leaders they had until Putin came along. Guys like Viktor Chernomyrdin, Sergey Kiriyenko, Yevgeny Primakov, Sergei Stepashin etc.. If you want to debate me on Russian politics and history, something I have a degree in, let's do it.

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Posted in: Russian voters agree to let Putin seek 2 more terms See in context

Good news. Putin is good for Russia. Russia has always had strong, autocratic leaders. Look back to the nineties to see what happens when you have the alternative.

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Posted in: Hospital grapples with coronavirus aftermath See in context

Err, Japan was never "closed" to begin with.

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Posted in: Mandatory charging for plastic shopping bags starts in Japan See in context

They should make them 100 yen each. That might have some effect.

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