Commodore Perry comments

Posted in: Tokyo reports record 3,177 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 9,576 See in context

Just offhand--anyone know if that is a record for Kanagawa?

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Posted in: Olympic champ Biles withdraws from all-around competition See in context

BlacklabelToday  08:02 pm JST

i didnt realize that she actually has 4 more events she could possibly still join next week. 

so the drama isnt over yet.

I want to support the athletes from my country, but this kind of behavior makes me glad I have not watched any of the Olympics, other than the Switzerland-Japan women's beach volleyball. Who won btw?

The far-left is looking at the bright side of this act though --Well, she tried her best. Silver isn't so bad. Let's give everyone a trophy just for participating.

I am predicting the gushing from the dems favorite news networks about the 'heroics' of Simone Biles whether or not she enters the remaining events.

Sunisa Lee is my new US women's gymnast fave.

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Posted in: U.S. lawmakers push corporate sponsors to shun Beijing Olympics See in context

GdTokyoToday  09:41 am JST

The Biden admin should lead by example and announce that the United States will not be attending the Dictatorship Games. Other countries would likely follow.

Exactly. Not surprising how the libs here won't touch this subject. Don't want to hurt the feelings of their CCP comrades.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 3,177 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 9,576 See in context

JimizoToday  06:31 pm JST

The problem in Tokyo is the numbers don’t need to be massive to strain the system given how healthcare is set up here.

Thanks for that analysis. Doc. Or nurse.

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Posted in: Lawson now giving customers who bring their own tumblers an even better discount on coffee drinks See in context

Pukey2Today  06:56 pm JST

I don't know about you, but I am not in the habit of grabbing strangers' tumblers and using them. Pandemic or not.

Right, We are on the same tune here.

What are these people doing going to conbini anyway? They should be staying home.

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Posted in: 'I can die': Medvedev survives extreme heat at Tokyo Games See in context

lostrune2Today  05:42 pm JST

There's hardly any American tennis medal contenders - why would NBC care when they play?

Not paying too much attention to the Olympics other than women's beach volleyball, but thought the US women Jennifer Brady, Jessica Pegula had a chance. They blew it.

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Posted in: Earth's 'vital signs' worsening as humanity's impact deepens See in context

Greenland and Antarctica both recently showed all-time low levels of ice mass

Really? Who kept track of these things before the dawn of mankind?

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Posted in: Employers in U.S. have legal right to mandate COVID shots See in context

P. SmithToday  12:21 pm JST

Workplace injury lawyers are known as tort lawyers. Tort lawyers don’t typically deal with contract law or employment law, which is what you are talking about.

Tort lawyers specializing in workplace injuries most certainly deal with contract law.

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Posted in: U.S. lawmakers push corporate sponsors to shun Beijing Olympics See in context

Hello Kitty 321Today  06:09 pm JST

As the US was founded on genocide and slavery, it is not in a position to criticize.

I thought the US was founded on protecting life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?

And we had to fight Britain to get those. And Britain started the whole slave thing in the colonies, so we get a pass on that.

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Posted in: Thousands of foreigners leave Indonesia amid COVID-19 crisis See in context

I'm surprised the foreigners stayed there so long.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 3,177 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 9,576 See in context

This number of cases increases the number of people who might suffer long term effects from covid.

That is not a good thing.

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Posted in: Olympic champ Biles withdraws from all-around competition See in context

The GOAT never quits.

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Posted in: Biles' Olympic fate in balance as support pours in See in context

Not the definitive opinion, but an interesting read.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1265998-power-ranking-the-25-best-womens-gymnasts-in-olympic-history

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Posted in: Biles' Olympic fate in balance as support pours in See in context

lostrune2Today  02:58 pm JST

Lol, Comaneci's not even close (13 total world medals: 7G, 5S, 1B) to Biles' 23 world Gs alone (not even counting her other medals)

Comaneci's the Kevin Durant to Simon Biles' Michael Jordan

So if someone runs one 100m race, sets a world record, wins one medal, and never runs again, while someone else wins 50 medals in the 100m race, but never runs faster than the first guy, you give the second guy the GOAT label just because of number of medals?

LOL.

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Posted in: Business travel stirs, but many road warriors stay grounded See in context

zichiToday  03:00 pm JST

Hopefully soon, those returning to Japan fully vaccinated, and with the vaccine passport will be able to skip the quarantine, as it is in America.

Would love to enter US and Japan and other countries easily with proof of vaccination.

Japan needs to get its act together---no social distancing at the airports, and there were affected people in those lines.

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Posted in: Business travel stirs, but many road warriors stay grounded See in context

zichiToday  02:45 pm JST

So that I can understand. If you leave the country before the end of the required 14 days quarantine you would have to take a test and use private transport from your home to the airport?

Yes. Got the swab shoved down the the nose each time. Hired car to go to airport.

And the first time I left in January, I asked immigration at Narita about such case where I return but leave before the 14 days, and was told for them, there is no issue, but it might be something that matters to quarantine. At that time though, there was no checking in on apps all day; I think they started that middle March.

Also, I was not asked at the airport if I was vaccinated; strange as I thought that might be information quarantine would want to know.

Regardless, I am leaving Japan again in August.

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Posted in: Biles' Olympic fate in balance as support pours in See in context

Hope Biles is feeling well.

As far as all time great, Nadia Comaneci by a mile.

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Posted in: Sydney lockdown extended by 4 weeks as virus outbreak grows See in context

This seems severe.

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Posted in: Business travel stirs, but many road warriors stay grounded See in context

zichiToday  02:19 pm JST

so you are in your fourth quarantine period? 4 x 14 days = 56 days. Not many people would be able to take that amount of time off work.

Correct--my fourth, but 2 of those quarantines did not go the full 14 days as I left Japan again before the full 14 days..

I do remote work; otherwise it would not be possible to take off all that time.

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Posted in: There's a long history of dances being pilfered for profit – and TikTok is latest battleground See in context

ebisenToday  01:13 pm JST

Numan - just to amuse you, here is a video of Beyonce, a black dancer, clearly being "inspired by" (aka plagiarizing) the work of a white coreographer:

To be fair, Beyonce's mother is mixed, and is part caucasian, and American Indian.

Meaning, the same goes for Beyonce.

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Posted in: Business travel stirs, but many road warriors stay grounded See in context

zichiToday  02:02 pm JST

CommodorePerry

from your postings you make it sound like you made several trips including returning to have the vaccines. Each return back would need 14 days of quarantine. So you are still in quarantine?

Very difficult for business people who need to travel back and forth. Constant tests and quarantines. American entry requires much more personal details these days.

I have been to the US and back 4 times this year. Most recently returning last week.

Got shots end of April, then 3 weeks later in May.

Also, once you re-enter Japan and install the necessary apps, the subsequent entry procedure takes a little less time.

Longest time at airport was at Narita--3 hours off the plane and out of customs. Most recently 2 and a half hours at Haneda.

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Posted in: Biles' Olympic fate in balance as support pours in See in context

CrickyToday  01:52 pm JST

It’s sport people has nothing at all to do with left or right politics.

For starters, the athletes are representing a country.

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Posted in: Blinken decries swastika vandalism in State Dept elevator See in context

William BjornsonToday  01:58 pm JST

What is happening to the Palestinians is anti-Semitic. 

Agreed. The apartheid like laws of Lebanon and Syria represent inhumane treatment of the Palestinian Arabs in those countries.

On the other hand, the Arabs living in Israel have better treatment and more rights than Arabs in any other Middle East country.

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Posted in: Lawson now giving customers who bring their own tumblers an even better discount on coffee drinks See in context

zichiToday  01:53 pm JST

The provided cups are no longer sterilised the moment they are picked up by a staff member.

Right--as discussed three posts and ten posts up,

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Posted in: Business travel stirs, but many road warriors stay grounded See in context

zichiToday  01:22 pm JST

how many days have you spent in Japanese quarantines?

Not the full 14 yet. Why, you need something?

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Posted in: Lawson now giving customers who bring their own tumblers an even better discount on coffee drinks See in context

Robert CikkiToday  01:45 pm JST

> This implies that the guy behind the counter has only sterile cups without any bacteria and his hands are also completely sterile the moment he touches the cups.

Snowy covered this:

snowymountainhellToday  08:15 am JST

Yes! @CP - Aren’t you also tired of all the ‘unwashed’ oyaji (yet urine-sterilized) fingers, “fresh” from the toire, rummaging through the lids?

> Robert CikkiToday  01:45 pm JST

It doesn't matter whether the customer brings a sterile cup and gives him "infected" money, or whether he brings a dirty cup and gives him sterile money.

Not sure what you mean here. Money isn't exchanged by hand anymore at the conbini I go to. But if someone brings their own cup, gives it to the guy, and then the guy touches sterile cups and gives those to someone else---that's a Nono.

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Posted in: U.S. lawmakers push corporate sponsors to shun Beijing Olympics See in context

P. SmithToday  12:17 pm JST

If’s really weird that American “conservatives” think you have to be from a country to understand what’s going on in that country. We know this is erroneous logic, though.

It is erroneous logic in your opinion, isn't that true?

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Posted in: Blinken decries swastika vandalism in State Dept elevator See in context

William BjornsonToday  01:00 pm JST

It's NOT anti-Semitism. It's anti-zionism 

It is anti-semitism.

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Posted in: U.S. lawmakers push corporate sponsors to shun Beijing Olympics See in context

zichiToday  10:56 am JST

Trump would never have prevented TEam America from going to Beijing.

It is a difficult concept to understand for non-Americans here.

Sounds like the UK is enthusiastic about the Beijing Olympics.

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Posted in: What is umami, the mysterious taste of Japanese cooking? See in context

zichiToday  10:35 am JST

And yet, the Japanese have one of the longest life spans in the world.

Read the above comments--we covered that issue, which in summary, is irrelevant to my point.

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