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Posted in: Restored Chaplin films to be released in cinemas worldwide See in context

He was a subversive, pedophile, and a massive hypocrite. His "art" was degenerate.

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Posted in: Race, title and anguish: Meghan and Harry explain royal rift See in context

That's a nice garden they're sitting in.

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Posted in: Women speak out about sexual violence after Great East Japan Earthquake See in context

There was plenty of sexual violence in the New Orleans Superdome after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Many people were mugged, robbed, and raped as thousands of people were sleeping nearby (or pretending to sleep).

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Posted in: Swiss to vote on whether to ban full facial coverings in public See in context

This is just anti-Islamic. Come on Europeans, grow a pair, and just say it: You don't want to see visible signs of Islam in your hitherto non-Islamic countries. Just have the guts to say it straight, instead of this mealy-mouthed farce.

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Posted in: Lower house OKs record ¥106.61 tril budget for FY2021 See in context

Japan has never had a "free market" in any meaningful sense of the term. It has always been part socialist, corporatist, mercantilist, and autarchy. People claiming this is the result of "muh late stage capitalism!" are wholly ignorant.

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Posted in: Meghan accuses Buckingham Palace of 'perpetuating falsehoods' See in context

P. SmithToday 03:01 pm JST

Who cares? Must be a slow news day if this makes it into the World section as news.

You obviously cared enough to make a comment.

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Posted in: Fans from abroad unlikely for postponed Tokyo Olympics See in context

So the Japanese competitors will benefit from having that "12th man" advantage of a 99.9% home crowd cheering them on. Expect a record medal haul for Team Nippon. Banzai!

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Posted in: Attacks against Asian Americans in U.S. intensify a year into pandemic See in context

It should be made clear that the vast majority of these attacks on Asians in America are being committed by Young Hispanic and black men.

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Posted in: Ardern urges New Zealanders to rebuke coronavirus rule-breakers See in context

Ardern is a authoritarian control freak with a rainbow flag and lollipops for the weak-minded. Fortunately, it's only NZ we're talking about here, so the rest of the world can ignore them. If she was in charge of an important country, then I'd be worried.

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Posted in: China, India, Russia seek influence through vaccine diplomacy See in context

joey stalinToday 09:25 am JST

When China and Russia provide vaccines to countries in need, it's done for selfish, nefarious reasons, but when the US bombs and destroys a country, it's done out of the goodness of their heart.

Of course, how dare country X move its borers so close to our military bases!

And the Western MSM will spin like crazy - just check the recent reporting by the BBC about the Biden bombing of Syria.

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Posted in: Pandemic wedding plunge adds to Japan demographic woes See in context

Dear Japan,

The future belongs to those who show up for it, just remember that.

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Posted in: Big Three are 'cyborgs of tennis', says beaten Medvedev See in context

Federer's pretty much a busted flush at 39, may have a bit of a run at Wimbledon, but that's it. As for Nadal, he's only unbeatable at Roland Garros. So the younger players really only have to concentrate on Djoko.

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Posted in: Mariners president Mather apologizes for comments, including criticism of Iwakuma's English See in context

Maybe his English really does suck?

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Posted in: Japan requests airlines stop using Boeing 777s with P&W4000 engines See in context

Be prepared for more of this over the next few months. Many planes were/are mothballed during the collapse of passenger demand in the Covid crisis, with varying levels of maintenance. There are many parts on a modern jet liner that can go wrong, so you'd better hope that the next plane you get on has been maintained well with no cutting of corners...

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Posted in: Osaka beats Williams to reach Australian Open final See in context

Wow, loads of spectators there...not

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Posted in: The superspreaders behind top COVID-19 conspiracy theories See in context

Oh, okay then AP, thanks for debunking all that. It's a good job we have you in our lives to keep us on message and on track.

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Posted in: U.N. urges global COVID vaccine plan; warns of dangerous inequity See in context

Burning BushToday 08:03 am JST

Russia has already graciously exported Sputnik V to 26 countries.

The Russian vaccine has been proven over 90% effective by a study in the UK Lancet journal, it's half the price of the Pfizer vaccine, can be stored at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius and has no reported serious side effects after millions of doses delivered.

Just as with the original Sputnik satellite in 1957, the Russians have once again beaten the Anglo-Americans to the punch and there is much wailing and gnashing of teeth in London and D.C.!

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Posted in: Saitama begins plans to regulate how to use escalators; prohibit walking up and down See in context

Well, they don't call Saitama the New Jersey of Japan for nothing.

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Posted in: A look at what quarantine is like in Japan See in context

Those single hotel in Japan are like prison cells. Depressing AF

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Posted in: Japan to start COVID vaccinations next week despite syringe shortage See in context

By referring to COVID-19 vaccines as “vaccines” rather than gene therapies, the U.S. government is violating its 15 U.S. Code Section 41, which regulates deceptive practices in medical claims

The mRNA injections are gene therapies that do not fulfill a single criteria or definition of a vaccine

COVID-19 “vaccines” do not impart immunity or inhibit transmissibility of the disease. They only are designed to lessen your infection symptoms if or when you get infected. As such, these products do not meet the legal or medical definition of a vaccine

Since a vast majority of people who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 have no symptoms at all, they’ve not even been able to establish a causal link between the virus and the clinical disease

By calling this experimental gene therapy technology a “vaccine,” they are circumventing liability for damages that would otherwise apply

All of these disorders being caused by the vaccines are autoimmune disorders. That many vaccines, in general, cause autoimmunity is well-known in the vaccine "skeptic" community. In fact, its the reason why vaccine "skeptics" exist in the first place. That this new mRNA vaccine is also causing these reactions is disturbing. Its disturbing because many of us thought that all of the problems with adult vaccines, mostly autoimmunity, were due to either Thimerosal or the adjuvants, and that the development of vaccines without these would be "safe". The mRNA vaccine has neither of these ingredients and, yet, we are seeing many problems of autoimmunity from it. This means that either there are other compounds in the vaccine that are causing the problems or that the very process of vaccination itself causes autoimmunity in some individuals.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. broadly agree on Tokyo's costs to host U.S. troops See in context

Japan had its teeth kicked in in 1945 and has been handing over its lunch money ever since.

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Posted in: Toyota president disappointed by Mori's comments See in context

Toyota is just worried they'll get condemned by association and lose standing in the liberal West, that's all.

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Posted in: Japan to start COVID vaccinations next week despite syringe shortage See in context

Two Italian nurses, a doctor and a pharmacist, all previously healthy and only in their 40s, have died of heart attacks after getting the at least one dose of the Pfizer Covid "vaccine".

Like the lockdowns, these "vaccines" which are not actually vaccines in the technical sense, are almost certainly going to turn out to be worse than the disease for everyone under the age of 70 even in the short term. And it will not be even remotely surprising if the long-term consequences turn out to be catastrophic. 

Meanwhile, the more conventional vaccines don't appear to work as well as acquiring natural immunity.

Vaccine manufacturer Merck has abandoned development of two coronavirus vaccines, saying that after extensive research it was concluded that the shots offered less protection than just contracting the virus itself and developing antibodies. The company announced that the shots V590 and V591 were ‘well tolerated’ by test patients, however they generated an ‘inferior’ immune system response in comparison with natural infection. 

And the vaccine news just keeps getting better:

At least 36 people may have developed a rare blood disorder, known as immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), after taking either Pfizer and BioNTech or Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines, according to a report. 

At this point, you'd have to be crazy to roll the dice with these vaccines rather than the virus if you're not an obese 68-year old man with asthma. If you're old and in a high-risk group with comorbidities, sure, take your chances with the shots. Otherwise, it makes no sense. The complete inability of people to grasp the probabilities involved would be depressing if one wasn't already aware how uneducated and easily manipulated they are on average.

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Posted in: Australian court rules extremists can be kept in prison after they have served their sentences See in context

Australia is getting more authoritarian by the day. The preparation work for the formal handover to Chinese authority in 2050 is going well.

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Posted in: Ex-captain of U.S. sub apologizes for Ehime Maru collision on 20th anniversary See in context

He should've done jail time for his criminal negligence that resulted in 9 deaths. Once again, the American Empire showed just what contempt it holds the province of Japan in.

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Posted in: China justifies coast guard's entry into Japan's territorial waters See in context

Hey Japan, it isn't in 1937 anymore, this time China can hurt you bad, real bad...

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Posted in: Nishikori 'kind of happy' despite losing in first round See in context

Kei's best chance of winning a major was at the 2014 US Open. He knows it, and it will haunt him forever.

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Posted in: Global vaccine trust rising, but France, Japan, others skeptical See in context

The French government need to be condemned by all the free nations of the world. Casting doubt upon the vaccine is despicable. Millions will die if the French government are allowed to get away with this.

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Posted in: Global vaccine trust rising, but France, Japan, others skeptical See in context

People refusing to take any government mandated vaccine should be fined, and if they still refuse, imprisoned. It is unacceptable that anyone ever refuses a government-mandated vaccine for any reason.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic Games offers Playbook to assure athletes; includes rules for fans See in context

This corrupt farce finds new ways to amuse/infuriate everyday.

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