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Posted in: The right to protest is under threat in Britain, undermining a pillar of democracy See in context

What a stupid and hysterical left-wing rant this article is!

Nobody is losing their right to protest in Britain. But hopefully the new legislation will stop people from trying to be a complete pain in the @rse and ruining other people's right to go about their business unmolested and unobstructed.

Protest in a courteous and considerate manner and you are more likely to gain public support!

People who block the highway deserve no sympathy - just a good hiding.

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Posted in: 89-year-old man arrested for indecent behavior in elevator See in context

What a load of nonsense. Unless there was a camera in the lift this is simply one of those 'he said, she said' scenarios where nothing can be proven and so where no conviction can be made. The presumption of innocence must rule. Besides, it seems that this girl said nothing at the time to the staff, so even if something did occur it must have been quite trivial. A storm in a teacup. It's quite wrong that the old chap has been named.

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Posted in: Man gets suspended sentence for causing plane to divert after refusing to wear mask See in context

Diverting the plane was a gross over-reaction. He was completely right to refuse to wear a mask as he has breathing difficulties and a mask obviously makes this worse. That's why in the UK there were exemptions for people such as him - and that's why I never have and never will wear one. Good for him having the courage to stand up for himself and for what's right.

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Posted in: 'Unprecedented' super typhoon approaches southern Japan See in context

If you live in Kyushu ... stay safe!!

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Posted in: It’s time to talk about no-mask anxiety See in context

Never worn one. Not been a problem in the UK. We always had a number of exemptions, and thus were able to live our lives as we considered best.

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Posted in: Japan liquor businesses turn to non-alcoholic drinks to attract Gen Z See in context

What a bunch of wimps today's youth seem to be.

Just got back from the pub. The notion of a night out without a bit of booze is just too dull to imagine.

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Posted in: Queen's 8 grandchildren hold silent vigil beside her coffin See in context

It has been a truly unifying event for the nation. Even in death Her Majesty served her country.

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Posted in: Emperor, empress to attend Queen Elizabeth's funeral; Kishida will go to New York See in context

The invitation is to heads of state, so of course Kishida will not attend. The Emperor and his wife will attend, which is fitting. I hope (and expect) they will have the opportunity to spend some time with their good friend King Charles. And no, the British royal family are not "filthy rich" as some people here are complaining. Obviously they are not poor, but they are not in the same league as certain US multi-billionaires. They are comfortably off, and no-one other than an extreme republican would complain about that.

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Posted in: Japan aims to remove daily arrival cap in October to spur tourism See in context

Excellent! First the cap goes. Then the requirement to come as part of an organised group. And then I can finally return. Yippee!!

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Posted in: With the passing of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, do you think there is a role for monarchies in any country in this day and age? See in context

If your head of state is not a monarch then it will be an elected and political President. Do you really think any such president would be mourned as the Queen has been? There's your answer.

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Posted in: Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96 See in context

TigersTokyoDome: My advice amongst all this adoration and monarchy? Love your own family. Your children, your partners, and your friends.

I think you will find that those who are capable of showing sympathy, empathy and sadness at the death of a very kindly old lady who lived her life in the service of her country are precisely the sort of people who will love their families the most. Genuine human warmth is not switched on and off.

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Posted in: Emperor expected to attend Queen Elizabeth's funeral See in context

He will be very welcome indeed. And he won't need to wear that silly mask, either!

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Posted in: Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96 See in context

An amazing woman and a great queen. Elizabeth the Great, as she will probably be known. Her passing, though inevitable, still came as a shock after her public appearance, standing and smiling, just two days earlier. She did her duty and served her country right to the very end. Rest in peace.

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Posted in: Over 100,000 foreign visitors came to Japan in July for 4th month in row See in context

Can someone please explain why Japan insists on tourists having pre-arrival covid tests, when this disease is already completely widespread and rampant within Japan? It makes no sense to me at all. I would love to go back to Japan but am not able to do so since private, independent tourists are banned. What a shame!

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Posted in: Injured motorcyclist returned to accident scene after hospital refuses to take him due to positive COVID test See in context

Come again? He was denied entry to a hospital because he was ill? Err, right. I have been saying for a couple of years now that this irrational fear of covid has driven people mad, and I think this really proves my point!

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Posted in: Asahi Beer abolishes 'image girl' spokesmodel position, ending practice at big four brewers See in context

Beautiful girls are, err, beautiful, and therefore they make the picture, err, beautiful. So now Asahi and the other beer brands are therefore saying they don't want their beers to appear in beautiful photos. Great idea. Let's make the world as ugly as possible. Yeah, that's progress, right?

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Posted in: 50% of Japanese women think work hampers married life: survey See in context

This is surely just a statement of the bleeding obvious. A wife who works is going to find it much more difficult to fulfill her domestic role. How could anyone not see that? I presume that the 50% of women who did not agree were unmarried.

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Posted in: Should Russians be barred from participating in international sports events and tournaments due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine? See in context

I voted 'No' because I don't think individuals should be penalised for a decision taken by their government and which they had absolutely no control over. BUT, they should only be allowed to compete as individuals. There should be no Russian flag or national anthem.

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Posted in: Russia launches cruise missiles at Ukraine as street fighting begins in Kyiv See in context

I always suspected that Russia's military might was over-rated and their dismal performance against a very weak Ukrainian army has proved me right. Russia;s forces are quite pathetic. They have achieved almost nothing so far. The idea that Russia is a threat to the West is a joke.

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Posted in: Russia presses invasion to outskirts of Ukrainian capital See in context

What on earth does Putin want with Chernobyl? He isn't half as bright as he thinks he is. Neither side can attack it to use it as a weapon since both sides are at risk according to which way the wind blows. Just leave it alone and bypass it, surely?

As for Kiev, I would have thought a siege would be more sensible (from Russia's point of view) than a direct assault, but clearly Putin's plans are completely unpredictable.

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Posted in: UK gov't says people with COVID in England won't need to self-isolate See in context

A very sensible decision (at last!) from the UK government. We don't need any special laws for covid - the same laws as apply to other similar diseases, like the flu, are perfectly sufficient. Besides, experience has shown that people can be trusted to behave in a sensible and responsible way, with those who are sick staying at home, regardless of any legal requirement.

We need to return to normal life. Being a new disease, covid seemed very frightening, but we now know that the dangers were over-estimated. In the UK only just over 17,000 people were directly killed by it, and the average age of death from covid was actually greater than the average age of death without it! So let's all now have a nice cup of tea, calm down and get back to enjoying our lives.

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Posted in: Tesla's Musk condemned for Hitler tweet as he rips U.S. regulator See in context

Comparing Trudeau to Hitler is just an attention-grabbing and instantly understandable way of saying he (Trudeau) is a tyrant. It seems a perfectly reasonable criticism to me, given his actions.

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Posted in: Hong Kong hospitals buckle under Omicron wave See in context

2020hindsights: And yet 150 people are dying every day in England from Covid.

No. With covid, **not **from covid.

Deaths from covid are insignificant.

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Posted in: Mandarin orange peels aren’t trash, they’re treasure: Three tips to reuse your mikan skins See in context

So how can you use dried mikan peels? One option is to use them to clean your kitchen. Just grab a piece in your fingertips and start wiping down your stove, letting the natural cleaning properties of the inner side of the skin clear way grease and oil.

Except that:

The photo shows the outside of the peel being used; and

The photo shows a fresh piece of peel being used (not surprisingly, as I can't believe that a hard, dry piece of peel would be of any use in cleaning surfaces).

If you are going to give advice do try and get it right!

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Posted in: Hong Kong hospitals buckle under Omicron wave See in context

Like mainland China, Hong Kong has adhered to a zero-COVID strategy

Haha - that's obviously a great success! Meanwhile, in England everything is back to normal, with all restrictions and controls lifted. I know where I'd rather be!

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Posted in: Havertz extra-time penalty secures Chelsea Club World Cup title See in context

Excellent win and well deserved. Chelsea's trophy cabinet has yet another addition!

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Posted in: TV marks Black History Month with provocative, creative fare See in context

Oh goody. Now I look forward to White History Month, Indian History Month, Far-Eastern History Month, Arab History Month, Eskimo History Month ... I just wonder if there are enough months in the year for every ethnic group. Maybe then it would be best to do away with this exclusive categorisation and just make films and programmes based on merit rather than political obsession and extremism.

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Posted in: Gov't panel recommends kids wear face masks at daycares See in context

More mask idiocy. This gets more risible by the day.

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Posted in: The promotion of the anti-parasite drug ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment has generated a lot controversy worldwide. What's your view on it? See in context

Only very stupid, or bigoted, people are absolutist in either their support or opposition to Ivermectin as an anti-covid medication. It has been shown to have anti-viral properties in the lab and has therefore been deemed worthy of further investigation by the British government. It is currently undergoing very thorough investigation by Oxford University. I am happy to wait for their verdict before pronouncing on its value. Given however that it is a widely used medication and is generally safe to take, there is little harm in people self-medicating with it if they want, but so far it has not been proven to be effective.

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Posted in: Singer Chris Brown sued in California over alleged rape See in context

Oh for heaven's sake, when will these ridiculous accusations stop?

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