El Rata comments

Posted in: Junior high school principal arrested for soliciting underage girl for sex See in context

A 15-year old getting cash at a hotel knows what she is doing, while I abhor crimes against children, this is not the case, she is just taking advantage of the law beingbon her side by default. I believe the man a fool for falling for the trap, though

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Posted in: Japan decides to ease medical rules on COVID-19 on May 8 See in context

Kishida is keen to revise rules on wearing protective face masks

What rules? I haven't worn one for almost a year with zero repercussions. Even on flights I just wear a sponge one on the chin while having an eternal coffee and nobody cares. Nothing will make me wear those things again.

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Posted in: California shooter kills 10 at dance club; motive unclear See in context

Nothing to see here, just your typical day in the 'Land of the Free and the home of the woke' move along.

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Posted in: Gov't to discuss downgrading COVID-19 classification to same as influenza See in context

COVID is nothing like the influenza. I don't know where the propaganda comes from, but ask anyone who had it for real

Yeah nothing at all like the flu, I got the Delta strain unvaccinated and all. I was playing games, going for drives and drinking warm sake, tequila and light beer most of the time. The flu on the other hand back in 2014 knocked me down for like a week and still felt felt week and with malaise for like another two after recovery. Definitely not the same,

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Posted in: Gov't to discuss downgrading COVID-19 classification to same as influenza See in context

We’re not talking about people with mild cases. Downgrading it will not decrease people with severe Covid that need to be hospitalized.

Most people being refused are people with other ailments and happen to be infected with the virus rather than people sick with corona only. And yet again, if the rona gets downgraded even the 'severe covid cases' will have no problem being admitted. I was told by this guy that he knows of clinics, that lie about capabilities, available resources and so on just so they don't have to deal with the hassle of a Covid positive patient. Not everything that's officially reported is actually true.

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Posted in: Gov't to discuss downgrading COVID-19 classification to same as influenza See in context

Ambulance workers struggle to find hospitals to admit patients for 4th consecutive week

As much as I want to be done with it, it’s still not the same as influenza.

And that's precisely why they should downgrade it! Hospitals and clinics don't turn COVID patients due to fear of the virus. They turn them away because it's a major hassle to deal with the paperwork and other government mandated restrictions. I'm friends with the doctor-owner of a rather large clinic and he couldn't care less about corona, he told me his clinic turn patients away because what I just mentioned. If it gets downgraded you can just go like if it was influenza and that's it, no need for the unnecessary circus.

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Posted in: Gov't to discuss downgrading COVID-19 classification to same as influenza See in context

Same as influenza? It should be downgraded below the sniffles.

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Posted in: Japan's immigration law revision to retain controversial proposal See in context

More than twice? They should be deported immediately after failing once.

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Posted in: WHO urges travelers to wear masks as new COVID variant spreads See in context

Never again, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. No power on earth will make me wear those things voluntarily again.

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Posted in: Djokovic resigned to missing more U.S. tournaments over vaccination status See in context

What a legend of a man! He didn't cave into public pressure, the WEF, the NWO, big pharma and the US government, He's definitely the epitome of a masculine role model.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten COVID border controls for travelers from China See in context

Regardless of the Corona-circus, tight controls on 'Chinese' citizens coming to Japan should be permanent until the country is back in ROC's control.

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Posted in: Lazio fans hurl racist abuse at tearful Umtiti in Italy See in context

While the attitude of the fans is deplorable and disgusting. If I were Umtiti I would've just laugh, he is a professional football player, successful and probably quite rich. On the other hand, the fans are just a bunch of disrespectful miserable losers with no class.

Leaving in tears is akin to feeding the trolls.

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Posted in: Japan reports 89,643 new coronavirus cases See in context

When are news outlets stopping to report these numbers most people don't care about?

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Posted in: Japan starts requiring COVID tests for all passengers arriving from China See in context

Good move by the JP government but anyways China (PRC) is not a real country, it is a rogue state controlled by gangsters, people coming on PRC passports should be banned regardless the corona thing. Everyone knows the real China is the Republic of China whose government is on exile in Taiwan.

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Posted in: Pele, Maradona, Messi: Who is the greatest of all time? See in context

None of them! The mighty Zinedine Zidane will always be the best.

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Posted in: Mother, holding 2 children, jumps off platform into path of train; all 3 dead See in context

Sick sow! Why did she getthe kids involved?

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Posted in: Red alert for COVID in Osaka See in context

Who cares about that still? When are we moving on in Asia? The rest of the world seems to have moved on already.

Imagine how bad things would be if you didn't wear a mask or was not vaccinated. 

'I got covid 10 times but I'm grateful to Pfizer and my mask otherwise I would be much worse' Is there a different script? I mean a believable one.

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Posted in: Winter bonuses at Japanese firms see sharpest increase in 40 years See in context

915,000円? What a bunch of cheapos, I gave 2 mil to my 5 employees on a company I run as a hobby. I'm pretty sure a multinational can do better. What's with the insane greed of some?

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Posted in: King Charles banknotes to enter UK circulation from mid-2024 See in context

What happens if he dies before then? He's quite old, isn't he?

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Posted in: Return to maskless world still only in realm of fantasy in Japan See in context

You guys still wear mask outside of a work setting? I last time wore one on a flight 2 weeks ago (sponge mask as a chin guard though) Nobody has said anything to me.

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Posted in: What will your Christmas be like this year? See in context

A packed house with a few bottles of Dom Perignon, heaps of craft beer, a huge serrano leg, lots of awesome food, lots of friends, lots of laughter, lots of kids running around, presents and absolutely zero circus.

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Posted in: Company holiday parties are back — but with some restraint See in context

My small but lavish and most important, 100% maskless, bonenkais never went away, even during peak corona hysteria. Perhaps companies didn't feel like treating their hardworking employees with gifts and cash and used cOrONa as an excuse, one can only guess. Glad they're making a comeback.

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Posted in: Man gets suspended sentence for causing plane to divert after refusing to wear mask See in context

He's one of my JP heroes, I'm glad he didn't get jail time.

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Posted in: Mitsubishi Motors' all-new eK X EV wins 2022-2023 Japan Car of the Year and K Car of the Year See in context

I will talk from personal experience as I posses the Nissan version. The car is quick, fun to drive (it certainly doesn't feel like your regular crappy kei) and saves you heaps on petrol (money which I use to buy craft beer), plus I get to give my overpowered German beasts a break. I use it mainly to go from home to my business and to run errands around town. I wouldn't recommend it as an only car though, if you live in a mansion or your commute is more than 100km a day. If you have a petrol car, a house and need something to move around cheaply it isn't that bad.

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Posted in: Kindergarten head referred to prosecutors over 3-year-old dying of heat See in context

A former principal of a kindergarten in Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, was referred to prosecutors

Prosecutors? He should be referred to the trapdoor chamber.

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Posted in: Japan reports 47,621 new coronavirus cases See in context

Until when will these numbers be reported in Japan? Do people still care about them? Serious questions.

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Posted in: What do you think of bicycling etiquette in Japan? See in context

There's no etiquette at all.

Cyclists here think they own the road and carelessly cycle around traffic, when I drive, while I exercise extreme caution and patience with children, the elderly and mama-charis I have no qualms about zoom passing cyclists (the types that wear spandex pants) and food delivery guys at high speed. Stay on the side walk, stick to mountain roads or cycling courses and leave the roads to cars.

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Posted in: Victims of crime are often helpless on their own when it happens. People need to practice calling for help loudly and instantly, even if they have a mask on, from a very young age. See in context

you will also need to teach adults to intervene

As a foreigner or a non-asian naturalised citizen like yours truly. You should never ever get involved in a crime in Japan even if trying to help, the system is rigged against you and the criminal will always win. Advice from my lawyer: turn a blind eye and mind your own business unless the victim is a family member or a close friend.

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Posted in: Car driven by 97-year-old man kills woman, injures 4 in Fukushima See in context

No one over the age of 60 (65 max with strict tests) should be allowed to drive period. I never understood the selfishness of grampas who refuse to give up their 'right' to drive a car.

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Posted in: To mask or not to mask? G20 gathers nations with divergent COVID rules See in context

Leave up to the individual, why do we have to fight for something as stupid as someone wearing a mask, I personally hate them and never wear them, but I don't go and bother people who still wanna cling to them. As long as they don't bother me I don't care.

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