Problem is those moving with Tesla bring their same political beliefs and the same problems with them. They can’t figure it out yet. Austin is a good example, that city is turning into trash. Just take a walk through the city to see yourself. 25 yrs ago Austin was such a cool, clean down to earth town.
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slight typo and exaggeration-
On the other hand if you have an emergency situation in the U.S. they will attend to you, but you get a bill that may cause you to suffer a heart attack
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most of you know that hospitals here have to accept you first. More than 15 year’s ago, my mother in law fell and cracked her head open. The ambulance came and put her in the ambulance. It was another hour before they departed to a hospital. Reason? They were calling around to find a hospital to admit her. Eventually the one hospital that admitted her, stapled her wound shut. Another occasion when I cut my hand, and I walked myself to a local doctor( where I usually went for a cold) told me that they couldn’t give stitches. I was quite shocked at that one piece of info. The told me 風邪 をひいてだけ. Now, with COVID, hospitals are even more hesitant just to assist anyone. We all heard about the mother who tested positive couldn’t deliver her baby in a hospital and unfortunately the baby passed. On the other hand you be , most likely, accepted in the US but aftwards you’d probably be in debt for the next 10 years.
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The open border policy is for one thing and one thing only. Future potential votes! Cubans and Haitians have a tendency to vote conservative. You can deduce from that info. You can’t run a campaign on weak policies, so they play the race card incessantly to make one hate the other so much that you won’t vote for them even when common sense and facts say otherwise. All these new immigrants, once they’ve been “processed” they are shipping them into conservative states and cities. What’s that all about? BTW without any concern for COVID or other diseases. This admin. is not ideal, to say it nicely. You are more screened and scrutinized when you come in legally and try to get your green card. Facts from my Japanese wife. The interviews, the money paid, medical examinations, forced inoculations, treated like second class citizens at the immigration offices, etc.
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Just got my Moderna. Sad. Pressure from family and want to travel abroad. Sucks that I have to be pressured into something I prefer not to get. Now that they finding out what’s inside them. Recent report that found metals in the moderna and was immediately fact checked as false just a week ago.
we are joining a scary society that’s controlling everything and all us sheep are just giving up.
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The judge in this Yakuza death penalty case has more ‘cahones’ than the new great fearless leader of America.
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Out of all the vaccines I have had in my life...tetanus, smallpox, measles, polio, meningitis, TB, etc... I have never seen so much wishy washi-ness over a vaccine that says I have to wear a mask and socially distance even when fully vaccinated. That I could still contract or spread the virus even when fully vaccinated, never been bribed by establishments to take the vaccine in order to win a car and/or cash prizes. I was never judged if I didn't take it. I was never discriminated against for travel or other regular services. The vaccines I listed above never told me I was a bad person for not taking it...or taking it for that matter.
I have never seen a vaccine that threatened the relationship between a family member and/or a close friend. Never seen it used for political gain. Never seen it used to persuade kids in favor of free ice cream.
I have never seen a vaccine that I had to worry about mix and matching and yet told it's ok to do it one day and then told the next day to not do it...then on and off, on and off again and again.
I have never seen a vaccine that threatens someone's livelihood, job, school etc.
I have never seen a vaccine that allows a 12-year old's consent to supersede his/her parent's consent (that one alone blows me away).
So, after all, I have said can someone tell me how on God's green earth I am a conspiracy theorist, uneducated, non-researched, not following the “science” for not willing to take this vaccine UNTIL the clinical trials are over at least two years from now??
Finally, after all the vaccines (shots) I listed above, I have never seen a vaccine like this one that discriminates, divides, and judges a society such as this one.
This is one powerful vaccine. It does all these things that I mentioned and yet, It doesn't do what all the other vaccines (shots) that I mentioned earlier were designed to do (and successfully achieved I might add) which is...fight off CoFlu that you have an extremely high chance (99.8%) of recovery from.
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typo were increasing
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Countries all over the world are having surges. The numbers we increasing in Japan before the start of the Olympics.
After completely shutting down all borders and reopening them, then maybe you could have some factual data to back up claims that the olympics are to blame.
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Vaccine passports seem like a good idea until they are not. Ask anyone in China if they like living under big brother. Slowly but surely everyone is loosing their freedoms and then one day everyone will say, “oh snap, we didn’t see it coming” When the government see you as sheep, they act like wolves. Anyone who disagrees, I ask you to think back on this 10-20 years from now. No need to respond to this comment. Just remember it.
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Are they using the PCR test? CDC has announced that by years end they will stop using it because of false positives and the flu coming up positive with its use. So after all the reports of numbers of cases since this started, one has to wonder what are the true numbers?
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I don’t think they are anti-vaxers, just people who want more info before they dive in blindly. What’s with all these names being put on people, let people decide for themselves and you do you. If you have the vaccine and it works then you have nothing to worry about.
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as of July 7, Attributed to the vaccine
9000 deaths, 26000 hospitalizations , 56000 urgent care visits, 2000 Anaphylaxis , 2400 bell’s palsy., recent heart issues with youngsters, etc. there is a reason people should be hesitant to take a vaccine that was rushed to market, experimental and has had more issues than any other vaccines combined
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Any Data on why African Americans are reluctant to get the jab? There’s the problem right there. They must fit in that category of “deplorables” Deplorables title made up by a politician of all people. wanting more info and data doesn’t make one uneducated, I’d say looking at governments and big corporations past anyone would be wise to look deeper before making any decisions in the personal choices
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the tech tyrants are out of control. For the left to ignore this is dangerous and will hopefully someday come back to bite them.
Basa4Funk- I applaud you for pointing out all the obvious that the left blindly seem to ignore. Whether it’s ‘Ignorance is Bliss’, influenced by an EXTREMELY biased media, tech tyrants, indoctrinated by academia, TDS, etc. the left seems to be winning this current situation in the political environment in the US. Over time the left has worked methodically to get to the position. Kudos to them. Unfortunately, The conservatives will have to play the same dirty games if they want to gain some ground in the coming years. Obviously, doing what’s right, believing in god, and just being a good hard working person and expecting evil to loose out in the end will not do the trick
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JapanTrojan “Unfortunately, too many people don't seem to recognize the way such a system can be used to limit privacy, bodily sovereignty and human freedom.”
You are exactly right! People are oblivious to what happening right before their eyes. The Patriot Act in the US is a good example. Once implemented they are never retracted even if they say it’s temporary. This push for vaccine passports seems like a good idea, but you can bet your bottom dollar that it will lead to abuses. Just look how China has their citizens on point system that judges if you are an ideal citizen and if you are not based on points subtracted for infractions judged by the CCP.
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Kids in schools now in Tokyo. Jammed packed trains. You would think there would be way more cases. Ive heard that the military members coming in, don't have any limits place upon them. So they are free to roam as soon as they land. I would think this is why the numbers are high. Plus 30 percent of the military members have used their freedom of choice to not get the shot (its not a vaccine, its a shot. like the flu shot and its not even FDA approved) When and if the shot is taken by most people at highest risk then numbers should be controllable. Unless the shot doesn't work....hmmm. .
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Majority of sports fans just want to watch a fun sport event to escape from the pressures, stress, etc. of daily life. Keep your ideology and politics out of it!! We didn’t come to see or watch you to hear what you think, we want to see you or your team perform. That’s it. Thank you. Why do you think there are huge declines in TV viewership...???
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“Super spreader events” People still lock themselves up in tiny metal boxes for daily commutes. General public has been heeding what rules and regulations they been asked to follow. With the numbers of COVID relatively low in comparison to other countries, people are getting restless and have decided to take the risk. After all they take that risk daily on their commutes. Hopefully the numbers won’t get out of control. We’ll see...
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I don’t condone his pitiful behavior. I recently visited there within the last year and you can’t find anywhere to dispose of anything that (dozens, hundreds) food shops are dispensing out to the 1000’s of visitors walking through the streets. I ended up carrying it around for hours and was finally able to dispose of it at the train station. Since these shops are profiting from the customers then maybe they should try to help them dispose of their trash properly. Speaking of litter in Japan, truck drivers are notorious for tossing their bags of bento and bottles out the window near traffic lights underneath elevated expressways.
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Gunshot crimes are so rare here that they capture the headlines and most likely related to the yakuza. A previous comment suggested that a Japan is so nice because of their gun laws. Yes, Japan has some good laws regarding gun ownership, licensing, etc. However, saying that this is reason Japan is so safe has relatively nothing to do with it. Japan’s society as a whole is the main factor. Things such as the nuclear family, lower divorce rates, education, push by parents for extra education, better sense of morality in most areas( in comparison to other countries). The belief of being a team player in society Is better, being mindful of others, and the list goes on. These are the reasons why Japan is the way it is and why most foreigners enjoy living in Japan
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2 people I know have gotten the vaccine. They both work in the medicine. Both had a reaction on the second dose. They said, be prepared to take 2 days off and have some Tylenol handy. Fever, aches for a day or day and a half. Anybody questioning the information about the vaccine modify your RNA and DNA? Even Mark Zuckerburg was caught video meeting saying “ we don’t know the long term effects of the vaccine and that it modifies your RNA and DNA.” Funny average joe will get fact checked by saying something like this, but he’s caught saying the same thing in a closed meeting. These are what make people question what they are being fed. Perhaps Japan would be wise to create their own vaccine( maybe tailored towards Asians) with a slow role out and thorough testing.
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“Unity” my rear end. There hasn’t been an mm of unity since 4 years ago. The demorats don’t know the definition. They were spewing all sorts of vile behavior. Of course if you watch the blatantly biased media you are blind to all this. Time to give back. After it’s better to give than receive.
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Keep believing those polls. Many friends of mine in the black and Hispanic category voted for Trump 2016 in Houston. Most of them were very slow to be forthcoming and say they voted for Trump. (One of them told me his mom hung up the phone on him after he told her he voted for Trump) This time around you can bet that they are way more of them who don’t want to risk their jobs, positions, friends, etc. due to the crazy cancel culture. Black and Hispanic numbers of voters choosing conservative side have been increasing, so let’s see what happens.
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You won’t have a true democracy if the U.S. continues the road of the left. Did conservative people cry, even though they didn’t support Obama, when he won? NO. Just saying if Trump wins, take it like a civilized person and stop your whining. Just wait 4 more and vote again. The silent majority will only take so much. If Trump wins, and the violence flares up from BLM type groups then conservatives may come out in force and that benefits no one.
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Before that, release some of that ‘spicy water’ around all the politicians homes and senior officials at Tepco. If they have no problem then by all means release it to the ocean.
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Jack O Helen- “ It's no wonder why so many registered Republicans who voted for Trump in 2016 are fed up and are vowing not make the same mistake again. “
Many of my Hispanic and Black co- workers voted for Trump 4 years ago and now are even more determined to vote for him again. Their eyes are open and see through the media sheet storm.
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Will Biden have an ear piece? Will Biden be leaked the questions, just like Hillary? Should be interesting. A true debate should have a neutral moderator with questions gathered from random people 30 minutes just before the debate and handed to the moderator at the start of the debate. I remember a kind of town hall meeting in Japan and Japanese citizens were asking questions to Bill Clinton. They would take a few questions from audience in Tokyo and an audience in Osaka. Switch back and forth between the 2 cities after 3 questions. He handled himself really well. Especially to the one question, “What does your wife think about your situation with Monica?” He answered it well, but the TV station quickly switched back to a Tokyo. Those pesky Osakans stirring up trouble... LOL
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We’ve have had a 6 month trial of the Democrats radical experiment in the U.S., and it doesn’t work. Maybe LeBron and his celebrity friends will protect you when have no police( or a defunded police) that are too afraid to risk their livelyhoods or pension to put their life on the line for you.
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