In general that is not true, most people don't have any important side effects (above pain and swelling on the vaccination site) and definitely nothing even close to a full blown influenza case.
Well, I must be one of the unlucky ones because the jab knocks me out for a week.
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Declined the new offer.
Understandable; the 'flu jab is no joke and is almost as bad as the full-blown variety - minus the fever.
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In any case, why is a 17-year-old boy receiving 'flu shots?
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Does accepting "diversity of thought" mean that non-LGBTQIA must accept demeaning rhetoric from activists, should not criticize them for having those views, and should not seek to stop them from discriminating against us and denying us our very human rights?
See how that works?
You mean to say that if a person says something bigoted on social media, they risk being called out for it.
The more interesting question for me is "Who is the moral arbiter of all things bigoted?". Presumably people you agree with, no?
It is not extremist to criticize homophobia or other kinds of bigotry.
Translation: I am entitled to dismiss anyone whose opinion differs from mine as a moral reprobate.
LGBTQIA rights are human rights, and human rights are the concern of all humans.
In what way are you being impeded in your daily life compared to anyone else, or is paying taxes an alphabet issue now?
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Unfortunately, and in terms of liberal attitudes, I think we are regressing. And no, I’m not referring to the outbreak of foot-in-mouth disease in the Tokyo parliament.
Despite the progressives’ claim that they champion diversity, there is one kind of diversity they will not countenance: diversity of thought. Go off the script and you risk sanction ranging from say, banning a on social media to losing your job or even criminal sanction. Whatever agenda “victim” groups push, irrespective of consequence or merit, is treated as secular gospel and any challenge to received opinion is heresy.
We have all heard of the tyranny of the majority, but what we now have are minorities within minorities - the extremists - putting mainstream thought under the cosh in true tail-wagging-dog style.
Political activism, essentialist tribalism, special pleading, and the pursuit of agendas of little importance to 99% of society - who must nevertheless suck it up and like it - will inevitably result in blowback.
Be careful you don’t overplay your hands.
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Japanese cinema died with Kurosawa.
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This group seems to be more about transgender rights; unfortunately, granting certain transgender rights tramples over the rights of the owners of XX chromosomes.
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Anyone heard of the Joy Division?
Sure. I loved Unknown Pleasures.
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Had he used his own phone to film the confiscated phone, no one would have been any the wiser. Still, one wonders what the phone contained that couldn’t be obtained elsewhere without the risk to his job.
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One of Blair's acolytes. Dreadful woman.
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It couldn't be caused in part because of the rhetoric coming from the president about the origin of the virus, could it..?
I must have missed Trump’s tweets calling for violence against East Asians...
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During the attack, he heard them saying the word “Chinese”. The suspects have not been arrested.
Gee, I wonder why that could be...
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I can't fathom why this guy is receiving such preferential treatment, even if he did draw water in a previous life. You'd think his acquaintances would quietly excuse themselves, but instead the guy feels comfortable enough to double down on his actions. Why the deferential treatment? Respect? Fear?
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I'll believe it when I see it. Or not, as the case may be.
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This is impossible, but if all Japanese women were lesbian or all Japanese men were gay, then do you think the next generation of people will be born?
Reducio ad absurdum.
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I doubt that there is even one comment made about Trump which isn't in some way partisan. If you are a Democrat voter, then wishing death on Trump is a laudable position to take, and if you facilitate it, sainthood awaits.
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Like in the US over fire-arms ownership and killing, quite many deadly cases happen by accident.
My grandfather owned a shotgun for decades and somehow never managed to shoot anyone, so I don’t believe in firearms “accidents”. You are either deliberate, careless, or irresponsible.
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Really. Another knee-jerk law in total disproportionate response to the low number of crimes committed. If one has murderous intent, it's going to happen anyway; the tools for the crime are chosen for expediency.
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I heard Woodstock quit because he was tired of working for peanuts.
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Someone has been taking “do it yourself” a little too seriously, methinks.
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With what little these "interns" get paid, it is to be expected that a few will be light-fingered.
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The tax for what is known in the country as "third-category beers"
Also know as “wife beater” beers.
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Trump thrives on conflict, so it would seem the Dems still haven't learnt their lesson.
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I expected a bit of sympathy for the victims' families here but looks like it's in short supply.
Yes, but you see in the grand scheme of things, and since there are far more immediate and pressing things to attend to, the abduction issue is piffling and inconsequential.
For an exercise in picking at old wounds, see the Korean comfort women issue.
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What the North did was terrible, but there is no mileage in pursuing this issue and further. It's time to accept that a satisfactory answer will never be given and that it is necessary to move on.
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One who enjoys the pleasures of Sappho and seeks to impose her views over other women. All this fascination with beauty and hygiene is just a smoke from another fire.
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The EU seems perfectly willing to let Britain walk and pay the consequences.
How quaintly amusing. An organization that issues threats to a member who wishes to leave is not one I wish to be a part of.
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