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Posted in: Japan's top COVID-19 adviser says peak of 5th wave over See in context

Notice the angst that this announcement triggers in the unwell.

They are addicted to the fear and panic.

So they cower through the 4th wave and its 99.7%~99.8% IFR, and immediately begin to cower anew when its announced that its over.

Because the next wave with its 99.7%~99.8% IFR is just lurking around the corner. ready to kill them.

You can't talk to them, can't reason with them.

Pointing out that the avg age of a Covid death is in the 80s with 3 or more comorbitities is pointless. Theres nothing that will comfort them.

So they fortify themselves in their 2DKs and wait for the new set of instructions from the TV.

I genuinely feel bad for them.

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Posted in: Black Lives Matter: How far has the movement come? See in context

Mr. Kipling, can you document any of the things you are saying about Black people? 

This from Wikipedia. The passage is long well worth read in regards to discrimination of Black people under the law:

blah, blah, blah. The same old stale argument that whines about blacks getting longer sentences for the same crimes as other races.

They never mention that the reason is because black American criminals often have prior records. The same sentencing applies to whites and every other race.

FBI statistics show black American males, 6% of the population, account for 50% of all murders.

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Posted in: Japan exports slow as supply chain hiccups hit factories See in context

"Lets shut down our economy because I'm scared!"

OK, kids.

Now you're gonna find out why you NEVER shut your economy down for anything.

Its coming..

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Posted in: Black Lives Matter: How far has the movement come? See in context

so lets review the last year.

US race relations are at their worst point in a generation, and the "Defund the Police" movement has achieved its incredibly obvious and predictable result.

Inner-city crime in America's biggest cities (all Democrat, of course) are at the worst numbers since the 80's.

Who pays the price? Certainly not the champagne socialists who campaigned for it, nor the BLM organizers who made out like bandits. They would never live in these cities. They live in gated communities.

https://nypost.com/2021/04/10/inside-blm-co-founder-patrisse-khan-cullors-real-estate-buying-binge/

No, they don't have to live with the horrific results of their race hustling.

The victims are the minorities who HAVE to live in those cities and are overwhelmingly the victims of robberies, assaults, rapes and murders.

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Posted in: COVID-19 deaths of people aged under 60 soar in Japan due to Delta variant See in context

latest age related survival rates from Stanford epidemiologist John Ioannidis.

age 0-19 median IFR 0.0027% Survival rate estimate 99.9973%

20-29 0.014% 99.9860%

30-39 0.031% 99.9690%

40-49 0.082% 99.9180%

50-59 0.027% 99.7300%

60-69 0.59% 99.4100%

https://thenewamerican.com/stanford-epidemiologist-studies-covid-finds-its-highly-treatable-and-rarely-a-deadly-disease/

That includes the super-scary Delta variant. The IFR is not drastically different from the ordinary flu.

Don't be fooled by panic porn that leaves out basic information like this, overall age-related numbers and co-morbidities.

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Posted in: Virus lockdown extended for Australia's capital by 4 weeks See in context

just 4 weeks to stop the spread......they said 18 months ago.

B'Bye Australia.

It was nice knowing you.

Good luck with zero covid.

You're gonna need it.

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Posted in: China races to squash new COVID-19 cluster among schoolchildren See in context

thats just the first vid that popped up on Youtube.

I'm guessing you didn't even bother trying.

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Posted in: China races to squash new COVID-19 cluster among schoolchildren See in context

anyone remember all those videos out of China about a year and a half ago of all those Chinese people collapsing in the streets?

I do..

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Posted in: How someone becomes a torturer See in context

I am aware of Christopher Browning, "Ordinary Men".

I am not convinced by Christopher Browning frankly unproven assumption.

Are we truly being led to believe that ordinary men where metamorphosed from family oriented individuals into psychotic mass murderers?

Certainly Christopher Browning research is noteworthy but the result his conclusions is a mismatch of a belief that "Ordinary Men", 500 plus to be precise committed acts of genocide, torture of men women, children, the massacre of 30,000 Jews. 

This theory is incoherent mostly because of the belief that the perpetrators must have been passive recipients of indoctrination to require these men, and yes women to actively participate in acts of extreme mutilation, murder and extermination.

You may be aware of the book, but its clear you haven't read it.

Browning's research is clear in that the participants were not indoctrinated nazis in the least.

Drawing on psychology, sociology, and lots of direct testimony, Browning explains how the need of individuals to conform to group expectations can result in horrendous acts of evil. The overwhelming urge to obey the collective, to be thought of as part of the collective, and do their "duty" was the point of the author.

It is every bit as relevant today in 2021 as it was last century. Just listen to the language being used today.

Unfortunately I know a few people personally who I believe could go down that path based on their behavior during this pandemic.

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Posted in: How someone becomes a torturer See in context

Read "Ordinary Men" by Christopher Browning.

A group of German men, family men all, committed unspeakable crimes against humanity in Poland during the Second World War. Reading the book, I almost became physically unwell.

Its also a cautionary tale that many among us today could be made to commit those very same crimes.

The past 18 months has made that quite clear.

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Posted in: Little to celebrate after 50 years of activism: Greenpeace chief See in context

Every well-meaning organization becomes a grift after a while. For Greenpeace, it was a long time ago.

One of the founding members, Patrick Moore, exposed them as the hustlers they are long ago.

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Posted in: Crowded stadiums, pandemic create combustible mix this fall See in context

Lets try this, mods.

The vaccine is a smashing success!!

I just have a few humble questions. Despite the super-duper success of the vaccine, why is a 3rd shot needed and why are cases up 300% this month in the US as opposed to last year when not a single person was vaccinated? Why is a 4th shot needed in Israel now? Why are deaths of vaccinated in the UK now outpacing the unvaccinated?

Oh, and to make it crystal clear, the vaccines are NOT failing in the least. They have been a smashing, super-duper success!!

(We good now?)

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Posted in: Crowded stadiums, pandemic create combustible mix this fall See in context

more fear porn.

Those people are insane.

Individual mortally scared of a bug with a 99.8% recovery rate calls the unafraid "insane".

Can't make this up.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,629 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,6033 See in context

upward trend

amazing that after 18 months of this there are those that don't know to compare to the week before, not the day before.

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Posted in: Jobless Americans will have few options as benefits expire See in context

Many of those in the conservative and neo-liberal wings of both parties, and their business allies, believe that using the threat of homelessness and starvation to get people to take sub-living wage jobs is still a good business model.

This is how they think. THEY decide what a fair wage is, not the market.

Hence, the "I don't work weekends, don't want to commute and need more vacation days for those times when I need to focus on myself" dilettantes.

Meanwhile there are 10 million job openings in the US.

The laziest, most pampered and most entitled generation in history don't want to work. They're more afraid of an honest job than Covid.

Get. A. Job.

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Posted in: The loss of a sense of urgency due to the prolonged pandemic is one of the reasons why cases are now increasing. See in context

translation;

"The plebs have stopped listening to the failed "experts" who promised masks, lockdowns and vaccines would stop the virus for almost 2 years"

The public know the grift is over and they're done with it.

No one really cares anymore.

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Posted in: Group behind Hong Kong's Tiananmen vigil denies foreign ties See in context

They're now making it mandatory for schools, including international ones, to have raising-the-flag ceremonies. It's getting more and more like America.

Right?

It's probably why Americans are leaving the country in droves and immigrants want nothing to do with her.

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Posted in: New Zealand unable to keep supermarket attacker locked up: Ardern See in context

The victims of this latest and entirely predictable Islamic terror attack I'm sure will rest easy knowing that Ardern really cares about them as shown with her very empathetic facial expressions.

She'll be wearing a freedom veil in front of a mosque sometime in the next week, explaining that the Muslim community are the real victims here.

Look for it

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Posted in: Osaka smashes racket in U.S. Open loss; says she is considering taking break from tennis See in context

Congratulations to Leylah Fernandez, an 18-year-old Canadian woman of color

We used to just refer to them as "Canadians"

How times have changed....

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Posted in: Osaka smashes racket in U.S. Open loss; says she is considering taking break from tennis See in context

Eighteen-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez had the fans on her side 

Its quite telling that Osaka went from humble, likeable fan favorite to an unlikeable, hectoring, patronizing Karen in just a few short years.

She may have made millions pandering to the woke sponsors, but lost millions of fans.

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Posted in: Gov't plans lifting alcohol ban even under state of emergency See in context

I was told last week by someone in the tourism business that all the transport work for the Paralympics was doled out to Nikai-friendly companies, funded by tax-payer money of course.

"I was told last week"

Airtight.

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Posted in: Gov't plans lifting alcohol ban even under state of emergency See in context

Hallelujah!

Let the hysterical hypochondriacs stay at home. Let the well-adjusted continue to live life.

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Posted in: Bobby Kennedy's assassin granted parole in California See in context

@itsonlyrocknroll - Sirhan has admitted to the crime. He was angry at Kennedy's staunch support of Israel. (big surprise)

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Posted in: Spike Lee re-edits 9-11 documentary featuring conspiracy theorists See in context

My experience is the same people who believe in the 9/11 conspiracy also believe in the Fake Moon Landing conspiracy.

Let them speak. Like the loons who believe in the "good people on both sides" and "drink bleach" hoaxes, sunlight is the best disinfectant.

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Posted in: Spike Lee re-edits 9-11 documentary featuring conspiracy theorists See in context

Let them express their opinions. Given how their brains are wired, they get even more febrile and think those ‘silencing’ them are in on the plot.

This particular poster famously fell for the "Fine People on Both Sides" and "Drink Bleach" hoaxes.

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Posted in: Daily new COVID-19 cases in Israel approach January peak See in context

A spike of around 20 deaths per day compared with close to 100 on the previous wave

acknowledges ongoing Israeli spike and deaths lagging. check.

completely meaningless word salad afterwards. check

Sweden has a fraction of the cases, and above half of the population fully vaccinated, if anything its case would ALSO prove that vaccines as extremely effective at preventing serious complications and deaths. It is simply more effective if you have less cases to begin with. (Hopefully something they can maintain their cases have recently increased)

Totally ignores herd immunity,Sweden's stated goal from the start and the fact they allowed the virus to spread through the populace early on while protecting their elderly. check.

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Posted in: Daily new COVID-19 cases in Israel approach January peak See in context

The denialism is in full force, but Israeli and Swedish statistics keep rearing their ugly head.

The CDC Director Rochelle Walensky herself just last week referenced Israel saying vaccine effectiveness is waning and vaccinated people may be at an increased risk for developing severe infection.

Interesting sidebar is the fate of the Palestine territory with less than 10% vaccinated and only recently.

Daily new cases are in the dozens and continue to fall.

To quote Malcolm X, "You've been hoodwinked"

Sweden took the prudent, adult path from the start and are reaping the benefits.

But the flock stare at their shoes mumbling that everything is ok...

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Posted in: Daily new COVID-19 cases in Israel approach January peak See in context

Dobraye ootra 

Yet, they are experiencing record infections.

You missed this part 

 A disproportionate number of people hospitalized in serious condition are unvaccinated. And morbidity remains lower than at Israel's peak.

In simple English it means the unvaccinated are the ones in a serious condition, Deaths are lower!

@ulysses -

Thats not true at all. A simple look at the 7 day moving average of deaths in Israel shows a current spike since the start of August with no signs of slowing down. Lower than the February peak, yes, but deaths lag, they are rising, and who knows when this will peak.

The vaccines are failing.

Meanwhile in Sweden, the rolling 7 day death rate is ZERO.

Yes, you heard that correctly; Zero.

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Posted in: Taliban's takeover in Afghanistan may change China's strategy toward Japan See in context

The Biden Presidency after just 7 months is not just a disaster - which was predictable - but a tragedy.

Congrats all of you who supported this.

At least no more mean tweets, right?

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Posted in: Half of Japan's population has received at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine See in context

But fact is the Delta strain affects the young too and a lot of otherwise healthy people have died.

Spectacularly false.

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