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Posted in: North Korea fires 2 suspected ballistic missiles in 4th launch this month See in context

Where does Kim Jong Un get his haircut? I want one of those. Next time I go to the barber and they ask me how I want my hair cut, I'm going to say "I want the Kim Jong Un" cut.

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Posted in: 1,000 women take part in New Year archery event See in context

Awesome. Very cool competition and event.

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Posted in: Japan to cut 14-day isolation for Omicron close contacts to 10 days See in context

@zichi

Five days with two tests.

My guess is you have to be a Japanese national or permanent resident though. Link to that information?

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Posted in: Last 7 years 'warmest on record' globally: EU See in context

1.1 to 1.2 degrees in about 170 years is not a big amount. Historically temperatures have been way hotter, CO2 levels have been way higher, oceans have been way higher, and natural disasters have been occurring much worse. Natural disasters will continue and CO2 levels/temperatures/oceans will continue to fluctuate greatly for billions more years, and it is extremely unlikely humans can control that by any active measures. Humans are more of existential threat to humans that a tiny uptick in temperature. Political unrest and political wars have killed hundreds of millions. WWII killed 70-85 million, Rome falling 60-80 million died, etc, etc.

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Posted in: Millions more locked down as China battles Omicron spread See in context

So they are going to do this every time someone gets a cold or the flu? This is not healthy or helping the situation. China and the rest of the world's solutions have become worse than the problem.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan agree to keep troops on base to curb COVID spread See in context

Outbreaks on US military bases? They are all vaccinated. Also, the Belgium team in Antarctica had a COVID outbreak. The Antarctica Belgium team went through all the cleansing protocols like fully vaccinated, quarantines, lots of testing, extremely isolated, etc and there was still an outbreak. I thought this was a pandemic of the unvaccinated.

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Posted in: Tokyo changes age limit for kids going into opposite sex’s bath at hot springs and sento See in context

Common sense rules. The US liberal leftists are trying to push for communal bathrooms/showers/locker rooms for all ages/genders. That is a recipe for disaster.

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Posted in: COVID quasi-emergency takes effect in 3 prefectures See in context

It is flu season.

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Posted in: Tuna sells for ¥16.88 mil as pandemic dampens New Year auction See in context

I can't see them getting even half of the money back on that tuna from guesstimations. Interesting phenomena buying at such high prices.

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Posted in: Chilean scientists study climate change at 'end of the world' See in context

@Strangerland @Desert Tortoise

I use global warming because that is the metric that the climate change activists highlight the most. They are creating tons of regulation and restraints based on trying to combat the uptick in global temperatures and say the uptick in global temperatures is causing all the problems. There is no proof that humans have caused the uptick in global temperatures and there no proof that humans can change/control climate, combat rising oceans, or natural disasters if they do decrease C02. It is all theories.

Even NASA website with many of the their science organizations that support global warming says that humans are "extremely likely" to have caused global warming. "Extremely likey" is not 100% proof. "Extremely likely" is a theory. FYI: In the past 50 years, climate change doomsday scientists have been wrong 50/50 times with their predictions from ice ages to world starvation to world droughts, etc. None of their predictions have come true.

Your examples are still just weather incidences. Historically, there has been extreme swings in weather and major catastrophes around the world. The weather is not static. Globally there has been just as many problems created from cold weather incidences. Texas had a major power crisis because of freezing temperatures. I live in California, historically there has been extreme bouts of drought as far as records and research has taken the data. You say "Coastal cities in Florida, South Carolina and California I know have this problem of rising sea levels" Then why have climate change activists, Obama, Biden, Al Gore, Pelosi all bought multi-million dollar homes on the ocean in recent years?

Also, historically oceans were much higher than they are now. California was once covered in ocean water. "The California San Joaquin Valley began to form about 66 million years ago during the early Paleocene era. Broad fluctuations in the sea level caused various areas of the valley to be flooded with ocean water for the next 60 million years."

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Posted in: No Novak yet but rest of tennis prepares for Australian Open See in context

I can understand his hesitancy on the vaccine. ATP pro tennis pro Jeremy Chardy got myocarditis and pericarditis after vaccine, had severe side effects, and hasn't been playing tennis since. Also, dozens of pro athletes have died after getting the vaccines.

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Posted in: Chilean scientists study climate change at 'end of the world' See in context

@ArtistAtLarge

It's both crashtestdummy. It's both and civilization is in big trouble.

Please name the instances where global warming has severely affected humans. I'd like to hear it. Historically, the earth had much higher higher temperatures and C02 levels (2000s ppm historically and earth is currently at 400ppm of C02). Humans and fossil fuels did not exist at those levels of historic higher temperatures and higher C02 levels.

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Posted in: Chilean scientists study climate change at 'end of the world' See in context

Pollution (toxic, sewage, garbage, air) is hurting the environment more than global warming.

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Posted in: Despite defense buildup, Japan's arms industry struggles See in context

Since they are having a hard time selling the tanks, can I get one with a deep discount to use as my daily car?

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Posted in: Prosecutors decide not to indict Abe over dinner spending scandal See in context

This must be a first and one off occurrence in governments.

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Posted in: Heavy snow hits western, central, northern Japan See in context

@Blacklabel

thats odd, I thought the term was changed to "climate change" to avoid having to try to explain how global warming means it gets... colder.

So climate change can cover getting hotter and getting colder. in other words, "the weather".

It is Doublethink strategy. Having an argument that covers all the contradicting information. Playing both sides of the coin. Like the term "Heads I win, tails you lose." Lol.

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Posted in: Kishida calls on people to drink more milk See in context

I'm lactose intolerant. Trust me, people don't want me drinking milk. Lol.

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Posted in: All U.S. forces in Japan exempted from virus tests since Sept: Hayashi See in context

If they test and regulate the populations, they need to do the same for all people all the way to the highest levels. Cannot stand the ruling class "Only for thee, not for me" policies.

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Posted in: Osaka residents find mysterious cash gifts in their letterboxes See in context

Not many places other than Japan, where if people found envelope of cash delivered in their mailbox would they call police. The honesty in Japan is extremely rare around the world. In the US, you would likely not hear a peep out of the residents. Lol.

It might not be Yakuza. It could just be a generous person being a secret Santa to his neighbors.

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Posted in: Inflation a worry for most economies, but not Japan See in context

People always told me how expensive Japan was until I finally got around to traveling to Japan. The reality is that the prices for most daily consumables (food, drink, and everyday products) is much less than the US.

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Posted in: Inflation a worry for most economies, but not Japan See in context

The inflation in the US is solely due to Biden policies. As soon as he got into office, prices started to skyrocket even though it was one year into the pandemic. Not a coincidence.

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Posted in: Japan to simplify immigration procedures for wealthy travelers See in context

hattorikunDec. 14  03:23 pm JST

Everyone is subject to current restrictions. What the article suggests is potential changes in licensing process for these folks… Postpandemic. Someone here just conveniently ignored that and focused on other things, which are irrelevant.

> I think you should crunch the article more carefully first…The amount to be spent by these folks is not relevant. Once the border reopens, visitors will be back in, if Japan is still a destination they want, and it doesn’t hurt to make it easier for wealthy folks to get in by their private modes of transport. Although it is likely to be easier it still requires three days of processing… do the math.

First, the article states "The government plans to simplify the immigration procedures for foreign travelers arriving in Japan by luxury transport such as private jets and super yachts usually used by the wealthy, sources close to the matter said Monday." So, that implies that they are going to get lighter COVID immigration restrictions. Perhaps shorter quarantines or no quarantines. Where is the specified regulations that just state it is about licensing and shortening the flight permit process? I haven't seen that anywhere.

Second, the amount of money spent by the travelers is completely relevant because that is the sole reason why the government is changing the immigration procedures for the uber wealthy. They are trying to bring more foreigner money into the Japanese economy. The numbers are very important. Foreign travelers spent 43.6 Billion USD in Japan in 2019. That foreign travel money disappeared from the Japanese economy during the pandemic and in other countries as well. How much will a handful of uber wealthy spend? Nothing close to 43.6 Billion USD.

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Posted in: Japan to simplify immigration procedures for wealthy travelers See in context

How much money will be spent in Japan by the uber wealthy with private jet and yachts compared to foreigners traveling on commercial airlines? It has to be tiny fraction of revenue compared to the money spent by the populations of foreigners using commercial airlines to vacation in Japan. I don't think they are crunching the numbers well.

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Posted in: Japan to simplify immigration procedures for wealthy travelers See in context

This is messed up. Rolling out the red carpet for the very select few uber rich with private jets and yachts, but "don't let the door hit you on the way out" for the rest of the populations using commercial airlines. But, but climate change, climate change!! Tells me climate change is a farce when there are such different rules for different people.

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Posted in: Kishida becomes 1st Japanese PM in 9 years to live in official residence See in context

The relocation cut his commuting time from the three minutes 

So, it cut his commuting time how many seconds? Lol. That is a funny statement.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 13 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 120 See in context

Only 25 severe cases nationwide? Driving, walking, riding a bicycle, and at your house doing household things each have more severe injuries nationwide than COVID.

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Posted in: UK seeks unity at G7 meeting over Russia's 'malign behavior' See in context

@prionking

Lots of phoney theatrics in these photos. Then when the cameras are off, off come the masks and they get up close and personal with hugs and handshakes. Then they get back on their planes and arrive home safe in the knowledge they don’t have to quarantine like the plebs.

Really, they’re just having a laugh.

Exactly. I'd bet your statement is the most accurate. Everything is just a song and dance in front of the video cameras. What is really going on behind the curtain?

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Posted in: Bidens honor Pearl Harbor's fallen in visit to WWII Memorial See in context

What should also be remembered is the mistake of FDR (Democrat) putting 120,000 Japanese, German, and Italians in internment camps. 2/3 of them were US citizens. Boggles the mind how US citizens were put in internment camps.

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Posted in: Japan cautiously enters year-end party season amid Omicron concerns See in context

@Simian LaneToday  

I really feel for these people obsessing over covid. You really don’t want to be on your deathbed looking back at your life and thinking , huh, that was a big chunk of time I wasted, those five years, I should have just not cared!

I don't obsess on covid. However, the governments are obsessing and overreaching on covid and covid regulations which is definitely smothering people's quality of life. They are taking away many privileges that we once had. Can't even travel international for vacations anymore and many other simple things. Not good.

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Posted in: S Africa dismayed at 'punishment' for honesty over Omicron variant See in context

@Tora

What about Israel, the Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, Israel, Hong Kong......

Good point. That is likely what S. Africa is pointing out.

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