Disgusting. Same thing is happening here in Australia, with politicians like state Premiers, the PM and many more getting jabs well before the majority of over-70s have had it.
I guess these "leaders" all think their lives are more important, just as the Olympic athletes do.
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Someone commented that it wasn't a gun incident, but it's very easy to Google and find that gun crime is on the rise in NZ, especially in relation to gangs, whose numbers are also on the rise.
Some people still cannot get over Labour's thumping electoral victory, as well as Arderns popularity, and will grasp at any tiny straws. Sad individuals, I guess.
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NZ should probably just be like us in Australia. Talk tough against China, talk about going toe-to-toe with them in a war, the public love it. In the meantime, increase the trade relationship to record levels. This year is right on track to see record trade between China-Australia.
Just talk tough, Ardern, youll be fine!
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And the process of stupidity and losing tens of billions of dollars of taxpayers money is repeated yet again.
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Good to see that Australia is not burying its head in the sand when it comes to China unlike their Trans Tasman neighbors.
Maybe, but its interesting that public servants like this nobody pretend to rattle the cage, whilst the gov't and companies here in Aus continue to hold their hands out for Chinese money. Record trade with China in 2020, tipped to be even higher in 2021. Iron ore exports fuelling China's military build-up.
At least the Kiwis arent as hypocritical.
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As if these 12 grubby clubs do not already earn more than enough! Sickening greed from every one of them. This competition will end up virtually destroying domestic trophies like the FA Cup which would be a tragedy.
I will probably be proven wrong, but I hope this thing is a disaster for them and all players who sign up are banned from the World Cup. Might make a few players think twice. At least the German clubs have so far refused to join.
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Environmental wokism will lead to a return to the pre-industrial era. No petroleum-based products, no electricity.
No electricity? You do realise that the vast majority of NZ energy is sourced from renewable sources? 82% in fact comes from hydropower, geothermal power and wind energy.
Please explain to us your "logic" behind your "no electricity" prediction? Or have you simply made it up to suit your far-right narrative?
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Tokyo at 510 while Osaka at 1000! Why has the balance shifted so much?
I suspect the reason starts with an O and ends with an S.
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Who would have though ten years ago that the world would look at New Zealand as world leaders on anything but rugby?
NZ was the first nation (along with Australia) to give women the vote. Thats pretty significant Id say - and world leading.
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@ Seth M -
The only vaccine I'll take will be made in Japan, foreign companies/countries put profits or other nefarious agendas before human lives
LOL. Nice one. The same Japan that has for over a year been putting the Olympics before human lives, ignoring the wishes of her own citizens RE the Olympics, and testing no more than a handful of people each day? Plenty of agendas before "human lives" sadly.
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Depressing. I thought this thing would be over already.
Sadly, thinking or hoping problems as big as this will just magically go away does not work. Real action was needed many, many months ago.
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The police in the UK are even going into churches threatening arrest
This is not 1600. Criminals hiding in a church are not granted criminal immunity. Thankfully. Hell, there are plenty of criminal clergy in there, as we have seen all over the world.
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People need to eat.
In big groups, in the middle of a surge in pandemic? Really?
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It's just laziness and lack of manners.
I lived in Australia until recently, where this sort of behaviour is more common than in Japan. People generally dump their lunch trash almost anywhere; they even leave it on the seats in trains.
It's just too much like hard work for them to carry it to a trash can, even if there is one right next to the bench they are sitting on!
Agreed on the train part. Usually Japanese trains are spotless, compared to ones here in Australia.
The reverse applies to beaches however. Been to a popular beach in Japan in your travels yet? They make a pretty good impersonation of rubbish tips. Old bentos, cans, chopsticks, ciggie butts, you name it!
FWIW I lived in the UK for 2 years and found it to be mostly clean too, so not sure what some posters are implying about it being a centre of filth or something. Perhaps it has decayed rapidly in the last 15 years? There are sadly grubs everywhere like this Tanaka-san.
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Foreign fans banned - yet somehow the Games will be "a celebration of humanities victory over the virus"?
It will sadly be remembered as the worst Olympics ever.
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A significant proportion of these sex slaves were children.
Ramseyer believes children also chose to be prostitutes. Sick individual, desperate to make a name for himself.
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All this while standing up to our big dragon brothers in the North having hissy fits and trying to coerce us into line through bully tactics and a trade war. Makes you proud to be an Aussie ay ;p
Record prices and exports of our number one earner, iron ore, to that very big dragon up north, has certainly helped our bottom line!
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Too much money to be made from investments, factories and cheap labour. I highly doubt Japan will cut off all aid to Burma as these activists suggest.
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Trump is an habitual loser. Just like all those pieces of garbage who voted for him.
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I approve of this on the condition that Olympic volunteers in high viz jackets follow the athletes around 24/7 to make sure they only go to their accom and sporting venues as "restricted" by the government.
LOL. I can picture it now. 78 year old volunteer Jiro, wearing high viz, in hot pursuit of a group of Kenyans who have gone rogue and ducked into a souvenir shop on the way back to the athletes village.
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Any documented cases of this?
Google is your friend.
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I feel for the train driver and commuters waiting on the platform - and for the family of this man. They may well end up being held financially responsible by commuters angry at missing meetings and losing work. It happen in Japan.
Sad for the man, but there are always a million better options than risking the lives of innocent people by jumping in front of a train.
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Dinosaurs clearly not living in the 21st century.
If men are legally allowed to change their names to their wives surname (as shown in an article here recently) there should be no barrier for women to retain their birth surname.
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Is the Queensland government really that dumb that they want to throw away countless billions of dollars into this endless financial black hole? Whatever it is estimated to cost, quadruple it. Money that should be put into hospitals and schools.
Learn from Tokyo's mistakes. Let other suckers have what this circus has become.
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At the outset of this many health experts and so on were modeling numbers over 2 million.
LOL More nonsense from the Covidiot tinfoil brigade!
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Good on her.
What is the obsession with geriatric Japanese men (especially politicians) dying their hair jet black, and making rules so even kids with natural brown colour, have to follow suit? Weird and embarassing.
Embrace your natural self, kids!
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The officer said one Marine, citing a widely circulated and false conspiracy theory, said: “I heard that this thing is actually a tracking device.”
Wow, "tracking device"? Sounds like a Trump voter! If this is reflective of the standard of intelligence in the US Military, I think they need to work harder on recruitment.
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I find it odd that this is allowed (fair enough in my mind) yet a woman cannot keep her maiden name when she marries. Both examples require changes on the family register.
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@ Mr Kipling - fair enough. It wasnt you that made the "body bags" comment about other countries that just sounds boastful and disrespectful. Lets pinch ourselves we won the lottery of living in first world nations - and still prepare for anything that could happen! Earthquakes and their resulting disaster events still kill many in Japan (yes - less than many other places), and many deaths can still be avoided.
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