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Posted in: Japanese researchers show masks do block coronavirus, but not entirely See in context

I agree with a previous poster that they should do another experiment to simulate normal breathing with both heads, not just one coughing and one breathing.

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Posted in: Obama blasts Trump's tweets, track record in 2020 campaign trail debut See in context

yet you didnt think of that when your guy divided by supposed 360 million American voters in 2016 , did you?

I don't know what you're trying to say. "divided"? "360 million American voters"?

The current population of the US is 328 million? About 139 million people voted in 2016? In 2016 eligible voters were around 250 million? Trump got around 62.9 million votes? Clinton got around 65.8 million votes? By your logic 187 million eligible voters didn't vote for Trump?

Clarification please.

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Posted in: Obama blasts Trump's tweets, track record in 2020 campaign trail debut See in context

I was looking forward to telling you that means 235 million people did NOT vote for Barack Obama.

LOL. As if the entire population of the US is only people of voting age. Nice try, you're funny.

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Posted in: COVID-19 tightens grip on U.S. Midwest; 4 states report record daily deaths See in context

Well...to be fair to Trump, it is only 4 states out of 50 so..... rationalizing it as almost gone is possible because 4 is far less than 50. :)

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Posted in: U.S. coronavirus aid prospects uncertain after Trump blasts Democrats See in context

Trump calls for more stimulus. Pelosi gives a stimulus plan of $2.2 trillion. Republicans are angry at the price tag, would prefer $500 billion.

Okay, something doesn't give. Trump asks, Pelosi delivers, Republicans cry. What did you expect to happen?

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Posted in: Suga vows swift decision on release of Fukushima radioactive water See in context

Should be a bit quicker with the planned abolishing of hankos.

Though a swift decision would be done in less than a day.

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Posted in: Trump pressures Barr to investigate Bidens as election nears See in context

Trump is trying to deflect from his own ties to China.

He paid more taxes in China than in the US.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/20/politics/trump-china-taxes-financial-records/index.html

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Posted in: Amid e-commerce boom, anti-Amazon Shopify takes flight See in context

Good investment opportunity missed. Shucks.

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Posted in: 150 pears stolen from orchard in Saitama Prefecture in latest fruit theft See in context

Pear today, gone tomorrow

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Posted in: Bear killed after wandering around Ishikawa shopping mall for more than 13 hours See in context

I think Hiro means hunting seasons in general, not just for bears, like deer or turkey season in the US.

Still doesn’t mean it’s necessary to kill the bear as the first option. If they tranquilized and tagged it with a tracker (if there was a group with that kind of conservation technology in Japan to begin with lol), they could get a better grasp of the bear situation and prepare preventative measures.

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Posted in: Bright rice See in context

I can see none of you have experienced senmaida when they had volunteers placing lit candles all around the fields. Had a more appealing atmosphere than these unnatural LEDs.

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Posted in: Trump objects to 'mute' button in next Biden matchup, but debate will go on See in context

I simply want Biden to quit lying that he isnt going to raise taxes, except on people who make less than $400,00.

By removing the Trump tax cuts, he is in fact raising taxes on everyone.

Why cant he tell the truth?

Fun fact, the president can't unilaterally raise or lower taxes. It depends on congress to change tax laws. The president can and often does recommend tax changes, but the legislation has to start in the House of Representatives. So even if Biden wants to "raise taxes", would the House of Representatives follow along with his recommendation?

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/faqs/taxes/pages/writing.aspx

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Posted in: Bear killed after wandering around Ishikawa shopping mall for more than 13 hours See in context

Isn't there a more humane way of dealing with the bears? Like using a tranquilizer and transporting it to the mountains or putting it in a zoo or something?

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Posted in: Japan to use cyberattack countermeasures to protect Tokyo Olympics See in context

The best cyber attack countermeasure is to not use computers at all. Isn't that how the cyber security minister has been doing his job? Seems to be working for him.

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Posted in: Trump objects to 'mute' button in next Biden matchup, but debate will go on See in context

Joe Biden even taxes his own son at 50% of foreign earned salary, imagine what he will do to the rest of us who are legitimately working overseas.

Probably get more taxes from his son than from Trump's yearly $750

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Posted in: Trump objects to 'mute' button in next Biden matchup, but debate will go on See in context

Jimizo, if you check the topics chosen for the debate, they do not reflect what voters are concerned about. Why is that? Why spend so much time on social issues and so little/no time on the economy and foreign policy?

Why even have pre-approved topics for their "debate"? I put debate in quotes because it's not even a real debate. They don't present two sides to an argument. It's just a manhood measuring contest.

They should be asked tough questions about tough topics and made to squirm under the bright lights if they're not prepared for any possibilities. Having a pre-thought answer to a pre-approved question is complete nonsense.

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Posted in: Trump objects to 'mute' button in next Biden matchup, but debate will go on See in context

Have any of you seen the NHK broadcast of the first debate with Japanese translators trying to translate that trainwreck? I'd feel bad for them except they are employed by NHK.

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Posted in: Trump objects to 'mute' button in next Biden matchup, but debate will go on See in context

https://www.toptradeguru.com/news/dems-in-absolute-panic-as-early-data-shatters-narrative-in-key-states/

Ah yes, the trusted news source of toptradeguru.com. You know they are the best because it has "top" in the name, and if you're not on top, you're on the bottom.

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Posted in: Trump objects to 'mute' button in next Biden matchup, but debate will go on See in context

Will he be able to keep his big gob shut? I seriously doubt it.

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Posted in: In split-screen town halls, Trump and Biden squabble over coronavirus response See in context

yawn

I'd care more about the election if it was popular vote and not the electoral college system. NY is a guaranteed win for democrats, so I don't see my vote mattering either way.

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Posted in: Europe, U.S. reel as virus infections surge at record pace See in context

Survival of the fittest at work. If people are willing to risk their lives over their freedoms, then let them deal with the consequences.

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Posted in: Dentsu lobbied for and funded campaign for Tokyo Olympics, documents show See in context

Dentsu, you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

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Posted in: Nearly 8,000 still in temporary housing on 1st anniversary of deadly Typhoon Hagibis See in context

Thanks for pointing out evacuees which have no bearing on the temporary housing numbers because most of them have been relocated to other areas in non-temporary housing. Since this article is only about people in temporary housing since last year, I didn’t see the relevance of the evacuee numbers.

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Posted in: Trump holds Florida rally in front of mostly maskless crowd; says he's immune to virus See in context

This virus is soooo elusive.

https://medium.com/enrique-dans/spaniards-are-all-wearing-masks-so-why-is-the-countrys-infection-rate-so-high-e7451024316e

Thanks for providing an article that advocates for proper mask use. Didn't know you were a mask proponent.

In Spain, it looks like we’re all wearing our masks, but in reality, we’re all cheats. We wear them in the open air, where it is difficult to spread the virus. We then take them off when we go into a bar, when we sit at a terrace, and of course, in nightclubs and at home or the office. I have yet to see anyone who, on a visit to a friend’s house, welcomes them with a mask on, and much less leave it on during the visit. Which is why gatherings with family and friends have become, along with nightlife, the great transmitters of the pandemic, and have brought us to where we now are.

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Posted in: Nearly 8,000 still in temporary housing on 1st anniversary of deadly Typhoon Hagibis See in context

I'd say this is par for the course when it comes to handling disasters.

It's been 9 years since 3/11 and there are still people in temporary housing.

Prefabricated temporary housing units in the three hardest-hit prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima are still occupied by 709 people.

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13205445

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Posted in: Japan's household spending, real wages extend COVID-driven declines See in context

Don't worry. The 1 to 3 yen minimum wage increase will do wonders for the economy. Just wait and see.

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Posted in: In 25th Amendment bid, Pelosi questions Trump's fitness to serve See in context

Maybe Trump needs an advisor that constantly whispers in his ear "memento mori", or "remember you are mortal".

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Posted in: In about-face, Trump seeks to salvage parts of virus relief aid See in context

He should have considered this beforehand. If he was being smart about it, he would have been backing all sorts of COVID-19 relief efforts because, you know, it's an election year.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics organizers to slash costs by $280 mil See in context

I guess a 2.3% cut in costs is worth it.

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Posted in: Trump returns to White House See in context

Notice hydroxychloroquine wasn't part of his regimen. Why didn't he take it?

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