That. Is. A. Dis. Grace.
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I'm all for raising taxes if it gets spent on things that make society and people happy - like Scandanavian countries too. You know, parks with grass etc.
Won't hold my breath, though.
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Japan's Foreign Minsiters sure love taking trips on the taxpayer dime, with zero-results in return.
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This country out-does itself in idiocy farily refularly.
He should sue the hosptial into the ground. At the hospital's expense.
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To posters writing about homelessness issue in LA... This is why we pay TAXES - to help the needy. and less well-off.
Expedia spend $1bn on R&D alone/. Anually, Apple... well, how many of you wrote your review on your iPhone? Why heap all the problems at Bezos' feet over a movie premiere?
I don't approve of Bezos' work practices for a minute, but to tie a movie premier (a huge part of which the budget went to the Tolkein estate for the rights alone) is just nonsenssical at best.
And as for how it compares to the unfinished tales - well, there are strict conditions attached to the rights - limiting 'artistic creativity' so it shouldn't be too bad at worse....
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Why do they NEVER report how many people of the hospitalised have been vaccinated?
'Infections' is meaningless. Focus on the deaths, hospitalised and how many of them were vaccinated. That's the data they need to be working from.
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Members of Japan's version of the secret service, the elite Security Police, appeared to be standing at Abe's right and just behind him in their dark suits...
...There appeared to be a pause of 10-20 seconds before Yamagami was tackled, Nakajima said. Nara police told reporters they became aware of Yamagami after the first shot. They declined to say if security had been lax.
From what I saw / read / heard, hardly any of them, if any, were facing behind. Utter incompetence.
A 10-second delay proves this.
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Definitely playing to the populist mob!
'Freedom of speech' / 'Back to the office' - all punted by right-wing media nutjobs.
I was looking at a Tesla purchase for my first EV next year - not any more.
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The biggest money drain and impact on mental health.
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Foxes approve nightly inspection of neighbouring hen house
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Japan inbound tourism has been my career for the past 12 years - this is the most stupid thingi I have seen - which takes some beating,
This 'trial' period, lasting through to October, is just utterly stupid / riduclous. It is ALL a massive saving face exercise so that the govt. can tell the people "See? We protected and did everything cautiously."
They know there's no science behind it; just like there was no science back in August 2020 when they were requring non-JP returnees to take a PCR, but not the Japanese national returnees.
Nothing to add to the above comments - cartels, racism, and dragging feet.
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Good riddance to woke garbage.
What does 'Woke' actually mean? Can you define it in a sentence, please?
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The regulator approved the change because Toyoda said the mobile phone would be reachable on the sea, the ministry said
The ultimate 'tail wagging the dog', you couldn't make this up.
Company tells regulator it's safe. Regulator approves it.
Regulator and owner should be thrown in jail for criminal negligence, if not worse.
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The only language Russia understands is violence.
So let's do it like this, then. FOUR hurts to every ONE of theirs.
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I think your writer to stick to physics, not geo-politics.
What an irresonpsible opening pargaraph.
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Did a test drive last weekend on the IONOQ5
Fantastic car. Gonna be getting one next year
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Credit where credit's due; there should always be a diplomatic channel open somewhere.
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"I was able to smoothly return to Japan since I have completed my third round of inoculation and was exempt from quarantine," said Akira Onodera, 57, who arrived at Narita airport near Tokyo from Hanoi, Vietnam, after working there.
"But I am worried about whether the easing would cause a resurgence of the infections," he said.
And there you have it. "I'm alright, Jack"
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"It's still better than nothing," said Jommy Kwok, who has missed nearly all of her first year of post-graduate classes in atmospheric science
Yes, petal, because we know how world-renowned Sapporo universities are for Atmospheric sceince. The rest of the world has offered space and/or places, but the majority of these students are not going to do anything but still whine, even after they're let in.
Rather than students, I'd rather have the tourists and family members of residents already here, being let in first - at least they bring revenue and would actually appreciate it.
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We never hear about what symptoms the bed-fillers are in with.
Water in lungs? A good reason.
A runny nose? Not really.
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He's terminally ill, hiding out in Ural or wherever the hell he is, and wants to take the rest of the world with him.
Enough. The rest of the sane world should call his bluff and promise him the utter annaihalation of his hideout in the Ural, Moscow, and all other cities, and Belarus as a footnote if he launches any first nuclear strike.
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7 years. Steal from a couple of convenience stores and you'd get half of that.
This makes me sick to my stomach. LIfe without parole.
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This is just sickening.
And when you think the government can't stoop any lower, they want to appeal.
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"(The prince) now sits at the desk much longer than a year ago,"
Start 'em young!
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There is much hype around Japan 'relaxing' its entry measures from March. But the skeptic in me remains ever-present! 'Relaxation' to me, equates to how most of the EU & UK are now dealing with the pandemic; a policy of 'coexistence '
Having just returned from a 12-day business trip to Paris (with a side trip to London), and now holed up again for 6 nights in a hotel, it has really re-emphasised to me that Japan cannot possibly keep its borders shut indefinitely. With the Australian borders open, and New Zealand planning to open up from mid-April, the idea that Japan can maintain paying around 140,000 per person at the taxpayer expense is just not sustainable in the short-term, let alone the long-term.
Japan's strategy from the outset should have been free, self-testing PCR kits at home for all citizens, and infected persons and international returnees isolating at home. But it was never thus, and as such, Japan finds itself shut, and the rest of the world slowly resumes to some sort of 'normality'.
But the current process in Japan proves only that the blackhole of taxpayer money will expand apace, at least in the immediate term.
The process at the airport was for show. Nothing scientific. No social distancing between staff or 'patients', no isolating for crews or testing staff; it was simply meaningless showboating for the electorate to show them how 'safe' Japan is.
To test pax 'again' at the airport on arrival (after presenting negative at check-in), to handle a mountain of paperwork totaling 3 hours from the wheels touching the tarmac to making it onto a bus, to transport you to a hotel for 6 nights with an ADR of at least 15,000 JPY prprn incl. full board, including a further 2 PCR tests and a further transport BACK to the airport, is just lunacy at best. This will undoubtedly be expanded to those new arrivals, too.
Goodwill towards Japan is waning. Rapidly..
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