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Posted in: Can a dictatorship better serve the public than a democracy in a pandemic? See in context

Can a dictatorship better serve the public than a democracy in a pandemic?

Get ready for global dictatorship. The populace will beg for it for the very idea this question touches on. Dictatorship will be necessary to bring order out of increasing global economic, environmental and health chaos, both naturally occurring or manufactured. God help us all.

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Posted in: Smartphone vs virus: Is privacy going to be the loser? See in context

@Wobot

If you're worried about it you can just turn location data off on your phone for a start. You only need it to use certain apps and if that happens I just turn it on while I'm using the app then turn it off afterwards - it saves your battery too, after all.

You can still be traced if you are connected to the network, and I think even with airplane mode on there are some ways to do it, but you can do some really simple stuff to stop corporations watching you.

If a government tells you to stay inside for two weeks to stop infecting people though don't be an ass and try to go out, it's not exactly a prison sentence

Agreed with everything you said. All necessary and good to protect personal privacy and health of ourselves and others.

What is worrying is that elitist globalists will use this necessary response by a good natured and compliant populace as a Trojan horse in order to strip away our freedoms and tighten control. It won't end up pretty.

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Posted in: Smartphone vs virus: Is privacy going to be the loser? See in context

This virus situation is Christmas come early for those jockeying for global government and control of the economy and populace.

Of course centralized global government to coordinate responses to crises like this virus, organise the global society, create unified legislation, etc. is needed and not a bad thing in itself. But such power in the hands of the corrupt, who don't have the people's best interests at heart will be dictatorial and ruthless. Just look at the former USSR and present day China as examples.

It is coming wether we like it or not. God help us all.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for fatally stabbing husband See in context

I doubt that an argument about a book binding business motivated her. There were probably much deeper and long lasting issues between them.

Either way, it's a terrible thing to do to another human being, especially the one whom you ought to love more than anyone.

This world needs a massive infusion of love.

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Posted in: Why the coronavirus became a social media nightmare See in context

@Ah_so

Preventing deliberate misinformation is not Big Brother. My freedom of speech does not include the right to shout "fire" in a crowded restaurant. Nor should it include the right to spread deliberate lies about a pandemic.

Who gives another person, much less the media which has vested interests and governments who are in the pockets of corporate backers, the right to decide what is 'truth' on our behalf? Answer: No one. That's who.

No one is asking for the right to shout 'fire' in a crowded building. And as far as what is true or false regarding Covid-19, there are many people all across the political and corporate spectrum that are trying to use this as leverage for their benefit through the use of both downplaying and exaggerating the situation.

Let the people decide.

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Posted in: Why the coronavirus became a social media nightmare See in context

@Ah_so

Preventing deliberate misinformation is not Big Brother. My freedom of speech does not include the right to shout "fire" in a crowded restaurant. Nor should it include the right to spread deliberate lies about a pandemic.

Who gives another person, much less the media which has vested interests and governments who are in the pockets of corporate backers, the right to decide what is 'truth' on our behalf?

No one is asking for the right to shout 'fire' in a crowded building. And as far as what is true or false regarding Covid-19,

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault of teenage girl See in context

@bokuda

This man is sick but doesn't look a threat to society, we need to rehabilitate him. He needs psychiatric treatment, mentoring and coaching.

Some rehabilitation, and he might become a great family man.

Are you joking? In case you aren't.....

No teenage girls or their families would agree that a 43 year old man with a history of stalking and sexually assaulting teenage girls alone in their homes would agree that he is 'not a threat to society'. The article doesn't specify the details of the assaults. Maybe they were rapes? Even if just groping, what might he do next? Something much worse? People like him have been known to murder their victims.

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Posted in: Why the coronavirus became a social media nightmare See in context

The Corona Virus situation is a dream come true for globalists who want more and more intrusive and dictatorial control over the world populace.

The real nightmare is not the one highlighted in this article, it is the coming one in which our personal liberties and freedoms will be stripped away. 1984's Big Brother is around the corner. May God help us all.

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Posted in: Why the coronavirus became a social media nightmare See in context

Many of those elites who are crying 'fake news!' and campaigning to censor so called 'fake news' are the biggest purveyors of fake news themselves.

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Posted in: Why the coronavirus became a social media nightmare See in context

What is truth and who decides it? Do we want private tech companies and corrupt governments to decide for us? I say NO.

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Posted in: As governments around the world apply strict measures to contain the coronavirus, millions of people are losing their jobs and companies are facing bankruptcy. Do you think the economic fallout is worse than the health impact? See in context

I'm very glad that decisive measures are being taken to prevent spread of this virus. However am also troubled by the mental health toll on those who will lose jobs, businesses and livelihoods.

According to the World Health Organization approximately 1/2 a million people died of the flu in 2019 and over 1 million died in traffic accidents. We did not wreck the livelihoods of many millions for those issues but are doing so for this virus which has claimed 21,000 so far.

Now all lives are precious, but the question raised in this article is valid and ought to be discussed.

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Posted in: Pandemic bonds prove good for investors, less so for nations See in context

The borrower is servant to the lender. Beware, there are always strings attached.

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Posted in: 76-year-old woman arrested after killing eldest son See in context

This is just awful.

No doubt he felt he just couldn't face life anymore. I sympathize with him. But why did he get his mother to do it? Now she will have to live with the guilt and legal consequences.

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Posted in: Beware of false groping charges, rip-off clubs, shakedowns over sex See in context

It's sad that rather than fostering more mutual understanding between the sexes, the necessary highlighting of issues such as sexual harassment, groping, false groping accusations, etc. seem to be causing more angst between us. A lot of this is media and social media driven by those who seek to divide us into competing identity groups and promote victimhood.

Society needs an infusion of more love and understanding. Each one of us can make a difference if we choose to buck the trend and show love and respect to all regardless of 'identity'.

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Posted in: Beware of false groping charges, rip-off clubs, shakedowns over sex See in context

If I was falsely accused I would speak firmly to the accuser saying I did not do anything. If she persists I'll firmly tell her that either she accused the wrong guy or she's a liar. I'll definitely not get off at the next station or go to the police with her. Then I'll continue my journey as normal. There is no way I'll let a false accuser intimidate me or dictate my actions.

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Posted in: Kyoto University dorm pamphlet advises residents on how not to commit sexual harassment See in context

Sexual harassment has been a serious problem in Japan and elsewhere and ought to be addressed. I'm glad to see that happening. Many men, especially, need to get the message that certain behaviors and words are out of line.

I don't want to see things go overboard though, which seems to be happening. Neither do I want to see men confused about what they cannot say and do. In my workplace, where I am usually the only man with several women it seems they are free to lightly touch me, call me handsome (don't know why) etc, but I never do or say those things to them lest I get trouble. It's a double standard I have to live with. I make it a point to never be alone with any one of them either.

While generally it is men that tend to sexually harass, many women are not angels either. How about the gold diggers and gossips? There are many women who judge men by their appearance, social status and wealth. Is this not discouraging for men who lack in these areas?

Recent angst between the sexes has been very sad to see and seems to be driving us further apart than closer together. We are all fallible humans and ought to admit it and try to improve, both men and women. More mutual respect and co-operation needed.

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Posted in: 2 men arrested after fight over vandalism to car See in context

US news headlines: Murders, shootings, muggings, violent robberies, etc.

Japanese news headlines: Man scratches car, owner and perpertrator get into a push and shove over it.

Thank God for peaceful Japan.

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Posted in: 'The Plot Against America' goes for daring Trump parallel See in context

Another trash media article showing that, as usual, the real fascists/racists/violent extremists/bigots are accusing everyone else of exactly what they are guilty of.

Many people have gotten sick of this blatant hypocrisy and thus the electoral backlash of Trump, Brexit and Australia's Scott Morrison.

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Posted in: 'The Plot Against America' goes for daring Trump parallel See in context

'Goes for daring Trump parallel? Are they kidding? This sounds exactly like extreme liberalism and the modern Democratic party/media cabal.

Little by little, the series depicts the tilt of American society towards fear, racism and violence.

Fear: You don't agree with us and we will come after you, slander you, fire you, etc.

Racism: Against whites

Violence: ANTIFA

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Posted in: Biden edges closer to Democratic nomination with wins in Florida, Illinois, Arizona See in context

Poor Biden. I feel sorry for him. He's rapidly losing his mental faculties and will be entering a brutal slugfest with Trump as a Democrat puppet figurehead. A lamb to the slaughter.

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Posted in: No. of suicides in Japan at historic low in 2019 but more teens kill themselves See in context

Good news! Thank God. Good work by the government, social workers and others to bring greater awareness of this issue and offer help to the suicidal and depressed has paid off. Well done.

Is the rise in teen suicide partially a result of social media? Poor kids.

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Posted in: Man sentenced to death for killing 19 disabled people at care facility See in context

The hanging will be the easy part for him. Wait 'till he meets his maker. I wouldn't like to be in his shoes then.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for abusing 2-month-old daughter See in context

I think we'll see a lot less of these situations if more education was given to young people to prepare them for parenthood.

There is no society without childbearing. So parenting is our greatest service to humanity and should be given the highest priority in education both at home and at school. Solid, practical advice and training from parents and in high schools to prepare young people for eventual marriage and parenthood would go a long way to prevent tragedies such as those we read about regularly.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for abusing 2-month-old daughter See in context

@JJ Jetplane

Because of a lack of information, I can't properly comment on the situation.......She could be going through post partum depression and maybe needed help. If you spend enough time around the mother of your child after the baby is born, you will notice those stressful moments and be able to step in.

Well said.

We don't know the details. It's possible that she is a terrible mother and has a cold and uncaring attitude towards her baby, or has other negative issues. Or maybe, as you said, is experiencing post partum depression and stress, but in a moment of frustration hurt her baby. Maybe there are other situations in her life or family that contributed to the stress such as financial worries. Maybe she is horrified and what she's done, is very remorseful and will be a great mother from now on. I hope so.

This type of scenario comes up regularly. A parent hurts and baby in frustration because the baby won't stop crying. It is very frustrating and trying, especialy for new parents, when a baby is crying all night and you don't know why and you've tried everything to soothe them.

Child bearing and raising is the greatest job in the whole world and the most demanding and difficult. Rather than condemn this woman, let's let the judge look into it and decide based on the facts. She might need some punishment, but the best case scenario is remorse, reunification with her baby and being a great mother, having learned some deep lessons from this incident.

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Posted in: Scrapping cherry blossom parties like taking hugs away from Italians: Koike See in context

@rech

nice... so many thumbs down to my ( simple ) comment. i,m gonna say it again, why do you feel like you need to attack Koike Yuriko for just pointing out how important hanami is for the Japanese people

Agreed. That's social media. A lot of people who have nothing better to do than to criticize to make themselves look good.

Don't let it get you down. Your comment was valid.

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Posted in: Biden wins big Michigan in crushing blow to Sanders' White House bid See in context

Dems are about to choose a soon to be octogenarian with fast fading mental capacities in a desperate attempt to grab power and implement their policies of economic mishandling, border chaos, misandry against men, racism against whites, exclusionary identity politics, social re-engineering, baby slaughter up to 40 weeks, etc.

I cannot see the U.S. electorate supporting this in 2020 over President Trump's spectacular economic success and common sense approach to social issues.

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Posted in: Biden wins big Michigan in crushing blow to Sanders' White House bid See in context

The Dem/Media establishment/swamp dwellers have derailed Bernie Sanders again, in favor of an increasingly incompetent looking Joe Biden. They don't care about Biden's fast fading mental health and cognitive abilities as long as they can prop him up long enough to help them grab power.

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Posted in: Twitter broadens ban on 'dehumanizing' comments See in context

It's admirable that Twitter is trying to stamp out hurtful language. But the real underlying cause is the human heart. Society needs a heart cleansing.

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Posted in: Another Year of the Man: Voters mourn women's losses in 2020 See in context

It's almost unbelievable how Elizabeth Warren, the Democrats and the media continue to play the broken identity politics violin when it's been a spectacular failure since 2016.

1: The majority of Dem voters are female. Why did they reject Warren?

2: The term 'old white men' has become racist, misandrist and discriminatory towards older people. This is turning many voters off.

3: Urging people to vote for you because of your immutable characteristics and likewise urging them not to vote for other for the same reasons is cheap and attempts to take the focus off policy. Many voters read this as 'Vote for me because I love myself and want power and glory' rather than 'Vote for me because I genuinely care about you, I have formulated solid policies that will improve your lives and I'll do my utmost to implement them for you.'

Will the Democrats ever learn?

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Posted in: Olympic advice on transgender athletes due after Tokyo Games See in context

@sourpuss

The most common sense solution would be to set up trans men and trans women sport categories.

Agreed.

Three things trouble me about this issue.

1: How trans female athletes and trans activists have bullied their way into women's sports and labelled any opposition 'discrimination'.

2: The poor biological women who have been losing events to trans women.

3: The silence of most feminists and their lack of outrage at the plight of their sisters.

Sporting bodies are too afraid of the LGBTQ lobby to put a stop to this.

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