And, guess what, university students are starting their courses this week and many universities have decided that their party-happy undergrads should come back to the classroom. Yes, that really makes sense.
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I'm a Brit who likes tea and coffee, but Costa's coffee in the U.K. is undrinkable (ditto Starbucks). My expectations could not be lower.....
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How government usually works in the UK.
Boris announces something. It doesn't happen.
Boris announces something. It begins. It goes wrong.
If only Jeremy Corbyn had won the election, eh........
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the most dominant culture in the world is anglo-american. As modern super-powers, both America and the United Kingdom are based the on slavery and exploitation of the african, indian and asian continents
I think you'll find that the United Kingdom was a superpower before the slave trade. Being powerful already helped them become slave traders.
Anglo-American culture is the most 'dominant' in the world? Really? Slavery didn't lead to that. In fact, the opposite occurred. The sons and daughters of slaves found their voice and invented rap, so Anglo-Americans are now paying the price for their historical mistakes.
Oh, and only 11.5% of the planet is 'white.' White people are in the minority when it comes to racism. Discrimination is universal. Try going to China, Korea, India, Africa (oh, the irony), etc. You can't blame everything on bad things white people did 300 years ago....
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Stunning hypocrisy from the Chinese imperialists. I guess they learned a lot from pre-war Japan.
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He's not attacking their race; he's attacking their culture. Too often people associate attacks on culture as racism. It's not. Culture is a valid target for jokes or criticism.
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The U.K. can do more than a million tests a day. To date, they have done 113 million.
On Monday, they carried out 1,191,048 tests.....
They have vaccinated 28 million people
Japan is a joke
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Why should Korea trust the ICJ? These international entities sound grand, but there's no guarantee of impartiality. It's possible the judges there have there own personal reasons for siding with America (bigger world influence than Korea) and Japan (bigger world influence than Korea). And it was America's fault that Dokdo didn't revert to Korea in the Treaty of San Francisco. It assumed Dokdo was part of Japan because Japan had annexed the island in 1905. There is a book that everyone posting here should read (although it might be difficult to find): 'Territorial Issue Between Japan and Korea - Case of Takeshima/ Dokdo.' This was written by Seichu Naito, a graduate of Kyoto University and Professor Emeritus of Shimane University. It's a fairly neutral book, but was written to show the weak points of Japan's case. Take, for example, this:
"It is noteworthy that in the first draft of March 20, 1947 through the fifth draft of November 2, 1949, Takeshima/ Dokdo was on the list of specific islands to be renounced by Japan" in the San Francisco Peace Treaty. America, as usual, didn't have a clue what it was doing.
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Kawabuchi is one of the most experienced sports administrators in the country. He set up the J. League, ran the JFA, assisted in the 2002 World Cup and reformed basketball in Japan. Who do you want to run the Olympics? And can people stop being ageist?
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Funny how many people here hate discrimination based on sex but are fine with it based on age. Kawabuchi may be 84, but he's not a halfwit like his soon-to-be predecessor.
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Funny how nobody's agreeing with Mori. Probably can't get a word in edgewise.....
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Go To Eat was the dumb campaign, not Go To Travel. People don't need to go to izakayas, clubs, etc., so they shouldn't. Everyone should assume that they have COVID-19 and assume that everyone else has COVID-19, and act accordingly. Maybe you should also assume you're going to die from it. Might change your perspective.
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Racism is stupid, but the Premier League banned political statements by players. Now, they've institutionalized it to the point where it's meaningless. I fully support Colin Kaepernick; he was taking a stance. Everybody taking the knee as some kind of semi-compulsory obligation is not taking a stance. Even the ****ing referees are taking the knee. What right does the Premier League have to impose a social position on its players. Conversely, do the players now have the right to make a protest for any social issue? Can they take a knee for Brexit? Gay rights? These and racism are social issues, not soccer issues and the Premier League should not be endorsing any issues.
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Absolutely dumb. Young people are the problem. Bars, clubs, restaurants and izakaya are the problem. Public transport is a problem. Stupid, arrogant people are a problem. The message should be: Assume you have the virus and everyone else has the virus, and take the precautions you can. People have let their guard down, especially in Europe and look what's been happening there.
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If you search Google Maps, you can find doctors/clinics and most will have some kind of review attached so you can see if the doctor is good or not (translate in Chrome or with Google).
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'The Japanese have moved on.'
Really? The Nagasaki 'Peace' Museum I visited totally whitewashed Japan's ugly side of the war and seemed to be designed to brainwash Japanese schoolkids into thinking that all Americans are cowardly murderers. In this debate, remember the one truism: The only people who know nothing about Japanese history are the Japanese themselves.
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European nations have what's known as Holocaust denial laws. I can't understand why Korea hasn't introduced similar laws for Japan's war crimes. Forget Japan's empty apologies; let's remember how many times Japanese politicians have DENIED the country's war crimes. Unit 731 -- didn't happen. Sex slaves -- were 'volunteers.' Pearl Harbor -- America made us do it. If Korea wants an apology, I'm pretty sure they don't want it coming out of the mouth of a Japanese politician.
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Wasn't she tried for sending out data that could be converted into a 3D image of her vagina? That's like charging me with murder for sending a kitchen knife to my mother. Whatever, this is a beautiful example of how absurd Japanese 'justice' is.
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What kind of theater? Was everyone wearing masks?
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I don't think they're worried. Once it goes to trial in Japan, they can just say they were drunk....
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Megastupid study. "This study shows an evident bias in how we describe the attributes of footballers based on their skin color." The bias comes from the people doing the study and praising it. It doesn't attempt to juxtapose the qualities of the players with the comments. What adjectives would people use describing, for example, Didier Drogba and Teddy Sheringham. Both great players, but they have different qualities. I suppose we're suddenly going to find out that Adama Traore is a genius and Shunsuke Nakamura is an athletic hunk.
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Facebook works fine if you let it. It's a soft target for those who, ironically, just want to be heard and seen on the internet. The internet hasn't dumbed down society. The dumb have dumbed down the internet.
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Story fails to address the issue of Korean schools. Are they included in the figures?
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There are so many stupid cyclists and pedestrians out there, especially at night. They're in the road in dark clothes with little or no lighting. I'm amazed more don't get killed. Even if the cyclist is 100% at fault, the driver of the car is going to be punished. As a cyclist, I'm hyper careful and try to stick to the sidewalk or quiet roads, not main roads. As a driver, you have to expect the unexpected, especially at night. But some of these people are too dumb to be saved.
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Brilliant! Typical Japanese response to a brilliant parody. The Asahi article was just garbage; typical rubbish Japanese journalism. Just when you think people can't get any stupider. The graphic cojoined Covid19 and the Olympics, which was brilliant and accurate symbolism. Another 'How Dumb Can We Get' sticker for the Japan Olympic Committee.
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Monty: 'Please do us all a favor and ban all business travelers from mainland China.'
Surely you mean the U.K., Spain and Italy??????
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One the one hand, there's circumstantial evidence of a huge number of deaths in China (46,000) and looking at figures from other countries, it would seem that the Chinese figures don't add up. On the other hand, China locked down virtually the whole country two months ago, which could explain a quick flattening of the curve and lessening of deaths and infections. But pre-lockdown, it's hard to believe that China's figures are limited to what they say when you see what happened in Italy and Spain.
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And let's not forget the rest of the war:
'Between 20,000 and 80,000 Chinese women were raped – and many soldiers went beyond rape. So brutal were the Japanese in Nanking that even the Nazis in the city were shocked.’ (Newsweek)
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