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Posted in: Voting bill collapses; Democrats unable to change filibuster See in context

All republics come apart at the seems eventually. Man is too much of a fallen creature not to corrupt any political system.

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Posted in: 'Throwaway economy' thwarting climate goals: report See in context

Desert TortoiseToday 10:26 am JST

Buy quality goods and take good care of them. If some part breaks or wears out, repair it instead of throwing it away. There is no reason why well made household goods cannot last two or three decades given reasonable care.

Funnily enough, I've just repaired my Dyson v11 vacuum cleaner by replacing the red plastic trigger myself. The actual part can be bought cheaply on Amazon, but dismantling the body to get to the broken trigger and replacing it with a new one isn't as easy as you'd think. I did it eventually, after watching a YouTube video on the topic, but you get the feeling Dyson made a crappy trigger of cheap plastic and then made it hard to get to it, which would dissuade 995 of people from trying to do it themselves...

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Posted in: Foreign visitors to Japan in 2021 fell to record low 245,900 See in context

No Chinese tourists in Kyoto and Nara is nice, make the most of it while you can.

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Posted in: Russia says it will take nothing less than NATO expansion ban See in context

No one puts Putin in a corner. Because it’s almost as stupid to try to do so as invading Russia in winter. Unfortunately, the neocons are both stupid and evil, being intoxicated by their success in taking over US foreign policy. And since we know the 'Official Story' is always wrong, it would be interesting to know the real reason underlying these two developments. First, the suspension of flights to the USA.

Prominent airlines from Japan, India, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have suspended flights to airports across the United States after expressing concern over the deployment of 5G.

Emirates, Air India, Japan Airlines, and All Nippon Airways canceled flights to New York, New Jersey, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Seattle, among other US cities.

Air India announced on Tuesday that it would no longer operate flights the next day to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, and New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport “due to deployment of the 5G communications in USA.”

On the same day, Emirates canceled flights to at least nine US cities, again “due to operational concerns associated with the planned deployment of 5G mobile network services in the U.S,” while Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways canceled at least 13 flights.

Second, the real reason for the Hunga-Tonga eruption that created a tidal wave and was big enough to be seen from space.

On January 14, a very large eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai, an uninhabited volcanic island of the Tongan archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, began. Hunga Tonga is 65 km north of Tongatapu, the country’s main island. The eruption caused tsunamis in Tonga, Fiji, American Samoa and along the rim of the Pacific Ocean. Tsunami warnings and advisories were issued in Fiji, Samoa, Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Russia, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Ecuador. Damaging tsunami waves were reported in New Zealand, the United States, Chile and Peru. Two people drowned in Peru when a 2 m wave struck the coast, and two fishermen in the United States suffered minor injuries. The event is likely the largest volcanic eruption of the 21st century to date.

Tsunamis are typically triggered by earthquakes, not volcanoes.

There are rumors that the “eruption” was actually the detonation of a massive Russian nuclear weapon that has a blast radius on a scale hitherto unseen in history. And the rumors are based on a modicum of actual evidence, or rather, the absence of evidence that should be available:

In yesterday’s report we noted that any nuclear weapon detonated in the Pacific Proving Grounds would throw into the atmosphere radiation signatures from the previous atomic tests conducted there still existing on the seafloor—and is critical to notice because in today’s transcript it notes that American radiation networks – updated in real time every minute – stopped updating on 16 January—and when checking the United States government RadNet system for real time atmospheric radiation levels, today it sees their hundreds of stations displaying the message: “RadNet Outage: EPA’s RadNet system is down for routine maintenance”.

Let’s see if the claim is credible. (checks RadNet). “RadNet Outage EPA’s RadNet system is down for routine maintenance.”

Okay. Perhaps that’s just a coincidence, though. When was the maintenance scheduled? “EPA’s RadNet system is down for routine maintenance from January 7-10, 2022.”

Isn’t it January 20, 2022?

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Posted in: UK lifts COVID restrictions; says Omicron wave has peaked See in context

This just shows that it's always been political, media-driven fear and hysteria, never about real health. Masks, vaxxes, travel restrictions, it's a load of you-know-what. Start living again people, life's too short for depressing charades like this.

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Posted in: New York City mayor says even he doesn't feel safe on subway system See in context

Liberal administrations: By their fruits, ye shall know them.

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Posted in: 3rd vaccination starts for Japanese athletes ahead of Beijing Games See in context

This madness ends the moment you say 'no more'.

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Posted in: AT&T, Verizon agree to delay 5G implementation at some airports See in context

So 5G isn't harmless, after all.

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Posted in: Israel study: 4th vaccine shows limited results with Omicron See in context

How nice of the Israelis to do all this extra boosting and testing for us. They are a brave people deserving of much admiration.

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Posted in: Classic rock albums turning 50 See in context

This is a Boomertastic article.

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Posted in: Osaka, Nadal win openers at Australian Open See in context

Tainted tournament for the men. The eventual winner will always have an asterisk after their win*****

*Defending champion and No. 1 player was prevented from playing

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Posted in: Anyone for tennis? Australian Open ready to go after Djokovic saga See in context

The 35-year-old Spaniard Nadal won the warm-up Melbourne Summer Set title on his return from a long injury lay-off and being "very sick" with COVID-19 last month.

So the triple-vaxxed Nadal still somehow managed to get Covid and then be 'very sick' with it? That's some vaccination you've got there, guys!

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Posted in: New law in France bars unvaccinated from restaurants, sports arenas and other venues See in context

theResidentToday 08:43 am JST

Just play by the rules and life is pretty normal.

You can tell the authoritarian Left has captured the institutions of the West over the last 60 years or so: They are now yelling at everyone 'to play by the rules' and 'trust the authorities.' It would be comical if it were not so dangerous.

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Posted in: Masks rules get tighter in Europe in winter's COVID-19 wave See in context

Unless it's N95 or above grade masks, it's all theater.

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

Lol, whatever. Didn't even get the first shot, so could care less about the latest 'software update'.

Didn't get it, won't get it. And you can't make me, ever.

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Posted in: Prince Andrew loses military titles, patronages See in context

cleoToday 09:51 am JST

Andrew abused his privilege to commit crime

He certainly abused his privilege. But having sex with a 17-year-old in the UK is not a crime, sleazy as it may be.

And the sleaze is on both sides - both the creepy older pervert getting sex for money (or as a favour from his friend) and the younger gold-digging whore giving it up for money and/or a glamorous jet-setting lifestyle.

Pity the poor queen having to deal with her favourite son being publicly outed as a perv.

I agree. This is an excellent summation of this whole sorry saga. I could care less about Brit royal family, but no one comes out of this smelling of roses.

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Posted in: Australian and Serbian leaders discuss Djokovic's visa See in context

Fighto!Today 04:03 pm JST

Not looking good for Djoke. He lied on his official immigration documents.

Deport him, and enforce the 3 year entry ban regular people would get.

Nah, it's looking very good for Nole. He's won his court case and is now on course to win his 10th Australian Open. He already has 9 of them! Can you believe that, Skippy?

Btw, when was the last time an Australian male won the Aussie Open, mate?

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Posted in: Australian and Serbian leaders discuss Djokovic's visa See in context

diagonalslipToday 03:26 pm JST

because the 'leaders' of nations have nothing more pressing to do....

Well, yes, they're very busy trying to implement the astroturfed orders they've been given by certain supra-national bodies and powerful people...

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Posted in: Djokovic given medical exemption to play at Australian Open See in context

Haha, I predicted they'd blink first in this battle with GOAT Djoko. He knew it as well, and just waited them out. Just shows what a scam and load of BS the whole thing is. It's about control, not health. Always was.

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Posted in: Australia retains Ashes with win over England See in context

My beloved India beat Australia the last two times they toured there, even winning at the Gabba last year. Perhaps Australia could play India next time for the Ashes, just to make it more competitive.

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Posted in: Civic group denounces arson attack on Korean settlement in Japan See in context

Don't fall for this 'hate crime' BS Japan - it is always promoted to erode the rights of the indigenous population and facilitate their loss of control of their own country. Just look at the West.

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Posted in: No country can boost its way out of pandemic: WHO chief See in context

Americans Have Had Enough!

No more boosting, bro:

CDC has ranked states based on Covid-19 booster rate. This is the number of “fully vaccinated” residents who have also gotten a booster.

No state has reached close to half of its vaccinated residents getting the extra recommended shot.

Vermont tops them all with 44.9% of “fully vaccinated” also getting a booster.

Next are Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

At the bottom are West Virginia, Hawaii and New Hampshire. New Hampshire has just 9.8% of fully vaccinated residents choosing to get a booster, so far.

It’s obviously better to have never submitted to the vaccine regime. But we purebloods should enthusiastically help those who are determined, however belatedly, to stop chasing the dragon's tail of Big Pharma.

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Posted in: Putin blames West for tensions; demands security guarantees See in context

Remember the Maine!

And the Gulf of Tonkin! And the Lusitania! And Pearl Harbor! And the Kuwaiti incubators! And the Twin Towers! And every other US false flag or prearranged incident that was used to justify more US military action around the globe, before you overreact to another one that will lead to making the military error that is proverbial for stupidity: invading Russia in winter.

US private military companies (PMCs) are preparing a provocation using chemical weapons in troubled and tense eastern Ukraine, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu claimed on Tuesday. Moscow believes there are more than 120 employees of American PMCs operating in the region, where they are working with Ukrainian special forces.

Containers with “unidentified chemical components” have been delivered to the cities of Avdeevka and Krasny Liman in Donbass in order to stage provocations, Shoigu said, at Tuesday’s meeting of the Defense Ministry board, attended by President Vladimir Putin.

The minister provided no further details or evidence of the false-flag chemical attacks that had purportedly been planned.

Tensions have been mounting in eastern Ukraine since last month, when several Western media outlets reported that Russia had been amassing troops near the border and claimed that Moscow was planning a large-scale military invasion into the country.

Since the chemical weapons false flag that was staged in Syria – the notorious White Helmets fraud – it’s unlikely that a similar one will work in Ukraine, especially when Russian intelligence is apparently already onto it. But this won’t be the last such attempt, as it is clear that the globalists are never going to stop trying to spend American blood to accomplish their globalist goals while they still possess any influence in the USA.

“U.S. citizens should be aware of reports that Russia is planning for significant military action against Ukraine,” the State Department said in its travel advisory. “U.S. citizens choosing to travel to Ukraine should be aware that Russian military action anywhere in Ukraine would severely impact the U.S. Embassy’s ability to provide consular services, including assistance to U.S. citizens in departing Ukraine.”

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Posted in: Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai denies making sexual assault claim See in context

OTOH, she could, you know, just be telling it how it is. But that of course doesn't help the anti-China narrative.

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Posted in: JR East, West to cut commuter services next year amid pandemic See in context

This is utterly moronic, because I know for a fact that many companies are ordering a full return to pre-covid working styles from February 1st next year. So there's going to be a big surge in passenger numbers just as JR East is cutting services... this is nuts.

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Posted in: How effective are vaccines against Omicron? An epidemiologist answers 6 questions See in context

Raw BeerToday 08:22 am JST

Infection from Omicron? No evidence that it has any risks, let alone "much higher risks" than the vaccine.

The above article looks more like a pharma-funded promotional document than an unbiased expert opinion piece; sort of like certain posts....

Ssshhh, you're destroying the carefully and expensively constructed narrative!

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Posted in: Mother to sue 'Terrace House' TV network, producer over daughter's suicide See in context

philly1Today 09:01 am JST

Hana was a lovely girl with a zest for life, an endearing fierceness and shattering naivety. A tragic loss. God rest her tortured soul.

What a fantastic eulogy, strikes just the right tone and is not at all creepy.

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Posted in: Blinken vows more U.S. military might in Indo-Pacific See in context

ZorotoToday 03:30 pm JST

And the next thing he knows is a hypersonic missile hitting him where the sun don't shine.

How dare you. Any attack on Blinken is a direct attack on the state of Israel. Which is anti-semitic.

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Posted in: At least one dead from Omicron as UK boosts response See in context

The increased desperation on the part of the pro-vaxx governments and propagandists in the media isn’t your imagination. Even though the uncorrupted medical and scientific experts are still afraid to speak out, they already know the truth of what the so-called conspiracy theorists have been predicting all along:

Recently, I received news from a well-placed source that top researchers at multiple highly respected institutions (including Harvard) who had earlier been publicly promoting the vaccine have now changed their minds and are privately refusing to get the booster.

How is that possible? Did we finally convince them with the data? Most of my truthteller friends have been censored and/or deplatformed. So what is causing these people to shift their views so quickly?

The credit for the attitude shift goes our best convincer: the vaccine itself.

These researchers are seeing first hand how dangerous the vaccine is because they are involved in studies in hospitalized and/or outpatients and they see the numbers first hand.

Of course, they can’t say anything officially since they would be fired or have their funding taken away.

This isn’t the end, but it is the beginning of the end. Stay strong. Stay clean. Ride it out.

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Posted in: Tokyo lawyers to collect info on police stopping foreigners for questioning See in context

It's a Bush League move to ever start speaking fluent Japanese with a J-cop. They will then relax because they know they can go into full interrogation mode with you. Far better to feign complete inability with Nihongo and make them sweat. Most don't want to be bothered with dealing with a clueless gaijin, and will want to end their interaction with you as quickly as possible.

Sometimes it's better to check that ego.

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