Dr Maybe comments

Posted in: New Zealand's ruling party plans higher tax for top earners if re-elected See in context

Bjorn, if you love ridiculous fantasy so much, why not try writing little kids' books? You might even make a buck or two.

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Posted in: Australian state of Victoria extends Melbourne lockdown despite drop in virus cases See in context

@Defective...sorry, "Objective"

Your premier has just destroyed your state. It sounds like a horrible place to live.

The lockdown is in the capital city, not the state.

Melbourne is rated (every year, on various websites) as one of the top 10 cities in the world to live in.

The vast majority of people living in Melbourne (Do I need to repeat that 5,000,000 people live there?) are in agreement with the safety first actions of the Andrews government. 200 deluded attention seekers staged a protest yesterday. What percentage of the city's population is that? Work it out, and get back to me next week.

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Posted in: Australian state of Victoria extends Melbourne lockdown despite drop in virus cases See in context

@kryonstavic

Andrews has handled this crisis far more poorly than any of the other state premiers blah blah blah BS blah...

Victoria is the only state that has a significant Covid problem. The govt has decided to do something about it (as opposed to dumbass Trump's solution...."It will go away by magic"). Infection rates are currently coming down in Victoria. Clear evidence of success. And yet the alarmist, paranoid, conspiracy theory loving segment of this site/society beyond want to make out that 200 people, IN A CITY OF 5 MILLION, demonstrating yesterday that they want to be "free" equals some kind of sign of a righteous revolution. Give me a break!

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Posted in: Arrests made at anti-lockdown rallies in Australia See in context

@Vanessa

Its truly worrisome those who are so sure handing the government all this power is going to end well.

I enjoy some of your posts, but I'm genuinely puzzled about what evil long term outcome you see coming from this. When the virus is finally overcome, you think the Victorian government will say "Hey, it was so much fun keeping you all locked down, we're going to set up gulags! That's bound to be a good idea".

What am I missing?

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Posted in: Arrests made at anti-lockdown rallies in Australia See in context

@Commanteer

These are Trump-infected crazy times. Whatever number of thousand online entries you might point to, any number of them could have come from the trailer parks of Hicksville, Nowhere, southern USA (whose residents- suckers ... word of the day... that they are, are too dumb to know that they would be better off with the Democrats). Who knows? The majority of Melbournians still embrace sensible leadership, as demonstrated by Andrews.

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Posted in: Arrests made at anti-lockdown rallies in Australia See in context

@Zaphod

Trump is not banning protests, locking people in, and arresting dissidents, like the Victoria governor.

How about Portland, with his experiment with sending in the secret police, dragging people off the streets into unmarked vans? New Yory city too. That's much better is it? At least in Victoria there is one brand of law enforcement, i.e. regular police. No paramilitary thugs.

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Posted in: Arrests made at anti-lockdown rallies in Australia See in context

You want to tell your friends you got arrested? Go ahead, have a ball, get arrested. You were warned in advance that would happen. Congratulations! You've got something for your next dumbass Twitter post.

@Commanteer

They don't call him Dictator Dan for nothing.

No one calls him Dictator Dan.

@Christopher Glen

Good to see people showing they’ve had enough.

Everyone's had enough. That doesn't mean you should behave like a moron and make the situation worse.

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Posted in: Biden slams Trump over alleged comments mocking U.S. war dead See in context

"if true"

Biden was being careful, as politicians are supposed to be. This came out a little later (I repeat):

"Both Elizabeth Neumann, a former assistant secretary of counter-terrorism in the Department of Homeland Security, and Miles Taylor, a former chief of staff in that department, said the account was true, asserting that **Trump’s low opinion of soldiers killed and wounded in combat was well-known inside the administration."**

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Posted in: Biden slams Trump over alleged comments mocking U.S. war dead See in context

Later, in a press briefing, Trump suggested the source of the story was his former chief of staff, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly. “It could have been a guy like John Kelly,” Trump told reporters, saying his former top aide “was unable to handle the pressure of this job.”

So he thinks Kelly was one of the leakers? Who would you believe, Kelly or Trump?

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Posted in: Biden slams Trump over alleged comments mocking U.S. war dead See in context

@kurisupisu

It is such a ludicrous idea that a serving president or otherwise would disparage the dead!

It is ludicrous that a serving president would suggest shooting nuclear missiles at a hurricane to destroy it, or inject bleach to cure an illness etc., but he did. This is only mildly crazy, by his standards.

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Posted in: Biden slams Trump over alleged comments mocking U.S. war dead See in context

@Texas

If President had said these things in 2018, it would have been immediately splashed all over the world media back then: not wait two years to say something. This is just an October Surprise launched in September. 

If a journalist had gotten wind of it, it would have been all over the news. These comments were only made in the presence of administration members. I agree that the timing of the original leakers speaking up is probably no accident. Clearly there are even current and former employees of the administration who love their country enough to want to see this menace kicked out.

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Posted in: Biden slams Trump over alleged comments mocking U.S. war dead See in context

@Kuya 808

See my previous post.

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Posted in: Biden slams Trump over alleged comments mocking U.S. war dead See in context

You want confirmation? Names? Here you go (from today's edition of the Guardian) :

"Both Elizabeth Neumann, a former assistant secretary of counter-terrorism in the Department of Homeland Security, and Miles Taylor, a former chief of staff in that department, said the account was true, asserting that Trump’s low opinion of soldiers killed and wounded in combat was well-known inside the administration."

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Posted in: Australia's COVID-19 cases hit 8-day high; restrictions may be extended See in context

Before you get back with "Oh, what about this story?" - Wait a week, and you'll see infections are down again.

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Posted in: Australia's COVID-19 cases hit 8-day high; restrictions may be extended See in context

More Evidence that "stringent lockdowns" may not be the answer?

More evidence that it's the nastiest little bastard virus humans have faced since 1918, meaning that we have to take it very seriously (i.e. lockdowns...which have always led to lower rates of infection wherever implemented, if you care to follow events).

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Posted in: Japanese drama set in New York is your next binge-watch series See in context

"a Japanese reporter who moves to New York and joins an online news site called HodoBuzz. Striving to distance herself from her past fame as a variety talk show host, Wada sets out to deliver hard-hitting local Japan news"

Someone moves to NY to cover stories from Japan. That sounds ... (Do I have to say any more?)

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Posted in: Facebook threatens to block Australians from sharing news stories See in context

Great!! Bring it on. No more BS stories passed around to ill-informed suburbanites? YES!!! Facebook...how can I put this?....take a flying leap!

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Posted in: Man commits suicide after killing ex-girlfriend See in context

Domestic violence, rape... same deal in Japan. A man might be arrested, but the chances of him being convicted are very slim. Lawyers strongly encourage the victims to take a bit of cash and hit the road.

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Posted in: Leaderless WTO in troubled water with no land in sight See in context

@DesertTortoise

Well said, but I'm afraid that the people you would most like to read and consider your comments have taken one look at your post and thought "Too many words".

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Posted in: Australia records its deadliest day of pandemic See in context

Maybe "nursing homes" has a different meaning in the US. To me it means a kind of "retirement village", full of very old, full-time residents. No one would send patients with an infectious disease from the general population into old folks homes. No one.

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Posted in: Trump calls Abe 'greatest prime minister in Japan's history' See in context

@bass

Your choice of link today is a little puzzling. Of course it's at the low end of the credibility scale, as usual, but it seems like there's all kinds of ideas coming out in it, and the writer doesn't even know what he/she wants to say. It almost makes you almost pine for straight out, nutcase Breitbart. For example:

"The world is learning to expect plenty of words from Washington, but ever-less action: Trump has become a president who speaks loudly while carrying a small stick. For America’s allies, it’s the worst possible combination."

It seems like you're making my case for me.

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Posted in: Trump calls Abe 'greatest prime minister in Japan's history' See in context

@Bass

Well, most leaders will do that to the US, they want our money so the kissing is real...

No, the most impoverished nations in the world may be interested in your money, but the majority of mature democracies around the world are interested in your CO-OPERATION on very serious shared problems, for example the climate crisis. Oh wait! I forgot. That's all a marxist hoax, right?

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Posted in: Trump calls Abe 'greatest prime minister in Japan's history' See in context

@Randy Johnson

Wow. A load of negative comments. Perfectly encapsulates the leftist mindset. 

All the while benefiting economically.

And who's benefiting economically? The rich (DUH!!!). How many people thrown out of blue collar jobs in the mid-west rust belt are now saying: ""Oh yeah, my share portfolio is doing great! I'm saved!"

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Posted in: Australia records its deadliest day of pandemic See in context

@elephant200

It seems like you don't understand much about Australians.

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Posted in: Australia records its deadliest day of pandemic See in context

i@n

Hmm, lockdown not working for some reason?

And your point is... ? (Doing nothing to try to stem the outbreak would be so much better??)

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Posted in: Race for new PM starts after Abe's resignation; Aso won't run See in context

@cracaphat

Well said. Being considered good looking is hardly an open and shut case for being given leadership of a major country. The old men on offer inspire little hope, that's for sure. But throwing in some young dude who's done nothing of any actual substance (someone please correct me, if you can think of something), and gives every appearance of being far short of "intellectual heavyweight status" (to put it as nicely as possible), would be a mistake.

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Posted in: Trump pays highest respect to 'great friend' Abe See in context

@AgentX

You nailed it. I couldn't agree more. Sadly, these are the times we live in. In this inter-connected world, with response (or lack of it) by the US to the climate/environmental emergency we face now SO critical, 4 more years of Trump = "That's it folks!... we're all screwed".

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Posted in: Health experts decry Trump's shunning of virus rules See in context

@bass4funk

Rubbish. The New York Post? Breitbart? Get serious.

Strange how the article you refer do doesn't supply the supposed "video" in question. You just choose to believe it because you like the sound of it.

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Posted in: Health experts decry Trump's shunning of virus rules See in context

@Blacklabel

I can understand why you would say that. But the marchers have a pressing need to do something. Blacks ARE being shot by police on a regular basis. They DO have a reason to feel severely pissed off at being targeted by police. They can't sit back and do nothing until the pandemic is over. This could last a year or more yet. Most of the marchers at least wore masks. The RNC attendees mostly didn't.

As stated in the article:

"Few in the audience wore masks when virtually all leading public health professionals, including the administration's, say face coverings play a big part in slowing virus transmission."

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Posted in: Health experts decry Trump's shunning of virus rules See in context

Love to know if the "health experts" are Blue or Red?

Health experts are health experts. They care about health... you know, keeping people healthy. Yes, they vote, but they believe in doing their jobs to the best of their abilities. It really is that simple. Some people still have a conscience.

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