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Posted in: Australia's ousted conservatives eye China hawk as leader See in context

The man is a narcissist has no empathy will quash any decent that doesn’t support his view. it’s a matter of record that although Australia is spending more under his watch new helicopters now prove useless, submarine contracts an international mess. Ship building programs in a state of confusion. He is more of a threat to Australian security than some other country. I hope he stays in opposition as in power he would be a disaster.

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Posted in: Russia takes steps to bolster army, tighten grip on Ukraine See in context

Ukrainian forces not getting encircled, they from the srart been two moves ahead of the pre pubescent Russian forces. It’s again a a death ride forward for into death, might move forward but over the bodies of those sent forward first.. Russian style

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Posted in: Russia takes steps to bolster army, tighten grip on Ukraine See in context

It’s now getting to a war of attrition and I sadly doubt Ukrainian have the depth to resist even with western technology. I hope they do but the losses on both sides are catastrophic. It’s Russia that has as usual endless reserves and are willing to throw teenager’s into it. Also an attitude that doesn’t care about losses. Ukrainian are more western in thinking but for Russians that’s a weekness. Ukrainians need boots on the ground from a allied country but who is willing to do that?

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Posted in: Russia takes steps to bolster army, tighten grip on Ukraine See in context

Ha the Russians are now sending T-62 tanks out of storage. That’s going to help? The Ukrainians are getting stretched so what next?

it’s such a disaster an unnecessarily stupid one from Russia.

‘if there was an adult in the room I’m sure they would say “time out” Russia go back to your home, Ukrainian avoid all contact with Russia. Problem solved. But sadly no adult in the room.

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Posted in: Up to 6,100 in Tokyo predicted to die in worst-case quake scenario See in context

That is in worst case scenario? A whole lot of 0000s missing from that one. A panel of experts really? When ever has a Japanese Government panel of experts been right? “So who would have expected such a huge tsunami, at sea level????? ” A disaster with condominiums toppling, bridges collapsing gas lines broken, fires, trains not working power out. 6100? It might be their immediate family they are talking about.

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Posted in: Gov't preparing to resume foreign tourist entry in June See in context

Does that mean 14 people with Japanese heritage? Or 21? It really does not matter at the moment as 200 people at lest are going to be involved in shepherding them from the bus to the hotel. One cough and it’s a hotel room.

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Posted in: Gov't warns of rising prices as extra budget submitted to Diet See in context

Prices were, are rising well before corona and Ukrainian. Would seem the highly paid are now feeling what most of us have for years. And want to warn us? Now?

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Posted in: Why isn’t Japan as tech savvy as it should be? See in context

Yep, change causes confusion, then inevitably a fuse failure in someone’s head, best to avoid that.

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Posted in: Ukraine: 200 bodies found in basement in Mariupol's ruins See in context

It seems to be an inter service rivalry going on, a few years ago the air defence branch shot down a civilian airliner with 250+, now the artillery branch responds with 200 buried alive. Just wait for the army branch to get in on it? You really have to love the Russian idea of no collateral damage.

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Posted in: Japan tops world tourism ranking despite COVID restrictions See in context

They have 7 tourists to prove it.

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Posted in: 19 children, 2 adults killed in Texas school shooting; Biden says 'we have to act' See in context

I bet the argument “if the teacher was armed it could have been stopped” will pop up. Or if the children had their own guns never would have happened?

it’s a school not a war zone. What the hell happened to the American dream.?

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Posted in: 7 from U.S. arrive in Japan for 1st test tour before tourism reopening See in context

That’s their poster photo of opening the borders? Might want to reassess the advertising/ propaganda agency contract. Ukrainian refugee’s looked more relaxed.

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Posted in: Sunken Hokkaido tour boat drops back to seabed while being towed See in context

That’s embarrassing,

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Posted in: Town recovers most of ¥46.3 mil mistakenly sent to resident See in context

So now all the council has to do is explain why they have systems in place that allowed this to happen. AND WHY THEY DIDNT GIVE ¥200,000 in the beginning to each household as the obviously could afford.

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Posted in: Japan hosts Quad summit seeking unity on countering China See in context

China, want proof that China is a threat?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/85qihtvw6e/the-faces-from-chinas-uyghur-detention-camps

if you can’t be bothered it’s a trove of hacked police files from China

it’s actions are woefully below those of any democratic counties.

And the Chinese Government wants everyone to be joyous under their rule. Just try it? Come on! Try it?

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Posted in: Town recovers most of ¥46.3 mil mistakenly sent to resident See in context

Like a candle in the wind burning so brightly just to be blown away.

you only get so many chances in life and for him this one has gone, like a candle in the wind.

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Posted in: Ukraine's 2nd largest city Kharkiv digs in against new Russian assault See in context

Would be interesting to hear of the Ukrainian losses? I know approximately the Russian losses but nothing about Ukrainian and it can’t be all one way? The Ukrainian army play their cards close to their chest a wise move. I’m sure the footage of civilians being trained with wooden guns at the beginning was purposefully done as misinformation. And the Russian intelligence services lapped it up. That stupid Russian senator claiming that it’s slow going because the Ukrainians are trained just like us (Russia) overlooks western training in tactics since 2014. If the Russians push forward it invariably seems to be into a prepared trap.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S., 3 others walk out of APEC trade meeting as Russian minister speaks See in context

Don’t get too upset it’s just a show of unity not as dramatic as others may see it. But as it’s a show against them (Russians) I get that their feelings are hurt. After all attacking your neighbour is totally acceptable. That’s why Canada and Mexico are moving troops to their borders.

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Posted in: U.N. nuclear agency chief says Fukushima transparency important See in context

Transparency is an anathema in Japans political and business practices.

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Posted in: Senior Finance Ministry official arrested for alleged assault on train See in context

And people like this is exactly why Japan is in the state it’s in. Drunken idiots making national decisions drunk.

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Posted in: 1,600 empty seats at major Japanese gymnastics competition reserved by single unpaying person See in context

Well the organisers now have their own mental gymnastics to sole this one. That’s a lot of middle age women who missed out on banging sausage shaped balloons together.

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Posted in: Tokyo medical school ordered to pay 13 women over exam rigging See in context

Women mature earlier than men and therefore they do better at college entrance exams. Some kind of adjustment can be justified at medical schools 

‘That has to be one of the most counter productive arguments I’ve ever seen, they are better and should be hobbled to allow less evolved males to get through? Oh my god.

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Posted in: Lebanon receives Interpol wanted notice for Ghosn See in context

Just won’t let it go.

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Posted in: 18,000 police officers to be mobilized during Biden's visit to Tokyo See in context

He is the President of the United States, should something happen while in Japan that’s a really big thing. So an outer ring of security is warranted. As much as I disparage J cops, they can swamp an area with personal.

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Posted in: Some medical institutions do not comply with requests, and there is a risk of a shortfall in hospital beds if the infections spread rapidly in the future. See in context

I’m going to actually ask the hospitals in my area! …..Ok I will try the next prefectural hospitals…. Ok maybe the next next hospitals…..ok , no response so guess I just wait.

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Posted in: New Zealand hands out extra cash to fight 'inflation storm' See in context

Think they are on top of this, as much as people are negative, you don’t live in NZ.

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Posted in: North Korea's suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2 million See in context

Seems the actual population of functional workers, even those collecting grass is shrinking, that’s not good on an economy based on grass Intake. The stupidity of North Kora is just not making sense in 2022. And to top it off the fattest person in the country is the Dear Leader. He eats a lot of grass.

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Posted in: Norman criticized in Australia for Saudi golf tour support and comments See in context

Dude you are already super duper rich, why?

it doesn’t matter, retire on a floating island. Nobody cares, you are, have been very good at hitting a ball around a park, we get it! , and what have you done to help those beneath you? The Saudi government ? Nice job. Have to say I’m so happy I’m not in your social circle.

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Posted in: Battle for Mariupol draws toward close after surrender See in context

This, they are absolutely the most amazing heroes of resistance in the last 70 years, yes Russia will kill them but they died on their feet not on their knees, or stumps. Not Nazis most are just fighting for their country. In a really amazing heroically time.

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Posted in: Japan OKs plan to release Fukushima nuclear plant wastewater See in context

Well it’s really not up-too the public on this one it’s a j-corp and government decision. They know best! That’s why they are the designated deciders of your lives, you must feel better now. YOU Should feel better NOW.

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