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Posted in: British PM Johnson denies lying about lockdown party See in context

Johnson is going to need to be.

I have found the flaw in your plan.

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Posted in: British PM Johnson denies lying about lockdown party See in context

It will take guile and subterfuge to bring about a methodology to stall long enough to find a compromise.

Of course, Boris Johnson is excellent at all of these. That's why Brexit went so well and there haven't been food shortages or fishing problems.

Wait, hold on a second...

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Posted in: British PM Johnson denies lying about lockdown party See in context

Democrats do this all the time. AOC and Sen. Gillibrand are the latest offenders, if you care to look it up.

Elites are all the same, "what's good for thee, but not for me"....

I'm sorry, my memory is a little hazy.

Could you remind me, when did AOC or Gillibrand break and then denied even happend, and then accepted it did happen but they didn't know, and then say that, yes, they were there, but they thought a party with wine and cheese straining the tables was a work event?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted in: U.S. airlines warn of 'calamity' if 5G deployed near airports See in context

But we were repeatedly and insisting told it’s nothing, harmless, healthy like any other xG. Oops…how come this urgent change of mind from?

There's nothing unhealthy about 5G. Do you think that they're worried about planes getting cancer?

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Posted in: Japan looks to expand COVID quasi-emergency to Tokyo, 10 other prefectures See in context

What does stopping serving alcohol actually do to prevent covid?

It reduces the likelihood of people making poor decisions.

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Posted in: U.S. airlines warn of 'calamity' if 5G deployed near airports See in context

5G is harmful as scientists already mentioned so many time

This is wrong, by the way.

just like Asbestos, we might be using/eating things that will only be proven harmful in the future. Reason I still refuse to buy wireless earphones.

It's because of things like asbestos that new products are today thoroughly tested to ensure that they're safe.

Sorry you've gotten your wires tangled, in more ways than one.

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Posted in: On MLK Day, Biden says Americans must commit to King's work See in context

My favorite MLK quote is:

“The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and racism. The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power”.

He's right.

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Posted in: On MLK Day, Biden says Americans must commit to King's work See in context

That isn't the "charter" you mentioned, but an opinion piece from the Heritage foundation. Now, where can I find this charter, and explain, using words, why you find it problematic?

I wouldn't hold my breath, if I were you.

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Posted in: World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report See in context

If I ask you to lend me ¥1,000 for art supplies, and then I just put it on my desk and wait for art supplies to appear, it's not going to work. I need to do the work of going out and buying art supplies. And then I actually have to physically use them to make art.

A ¥1,000 bill can't do those things.

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Posted in: World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report See in context

Banks loaning depositors money made the factories.

Factories are made of dollar bills that spontaneously transform into metal, plastic, concrete, and everything else a factory needs?

Huh. News to me.

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Posted in: World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report See in context

So 11$ billion in capital gains isnt enough?

No.

Elon Musk has wealth of roughly $300b. If he wanted, he could make everyone in Tallahassee into a millionaire and STILL have nearly $100b left.

For a billion dollars, if you spent $10,000 every single day, it would take you 2,74 years before you ran out. So, even after turning a decently-sized Florida city into a city of millionaires, he would still have enough money to spend $10,000 per DAY to last 2,740 years.

And you think he should have MORE money?

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Posted in: World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report See in context

The rich pay enough in taxes, they also generate enormous wealth in the terms of employees, spinoff businesses, and so on. Hell, Musk just paid $11 BILLION in income taxes, isn't that enough for one man to pay?

No.

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Posted in: World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report See in context

not unless he bought it since 9 December 2021 when " Elon Musk sold a San Francisco mansion, which was his last remaining home, for $30 million"

He does. But he appears to be chilling at a friend's mansion, lol.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2021/12/23/tiny-house-or-lakefront-mansion-theres-a-mystery-around-elon-musks-texas-home/

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Posted in: World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report See in context

People either sell their labor, under capitalism, or it is stolen from them, under socialism. I know which I would choose. In one system, there is at least the chance to save and accumulate capital and eventually grow your wealth.

Socialism is literally a system where the laborer is in charge. How can you steal labor from yourself?

Workers ARE free to come and go.

And you're free to sleep in a ditch. But if I said, "you've got to dance the marimba every day for two hours for someone's amusement, or you WILL sleep in a ditch", and I had the force of law behind me, you would hardly be comforted if I said "oh, but you get to CHOOSE who you dance for."

Your slavery comparisons are ludicrous.

It's a good one, actually.

There are very few 'one company towns' any more.

One is too many.

People can work, quit, move as they see fit. And yes they need to eat, have housing, etc. How do you suggest they get these things, if not by working?

Common ownership of the means of production, reproduction, and distribution.

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Posted in: World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report See in context

Lots of people Sister, who are all generously compensated.

What word would you use to describe people who work because they have to sell their labor in the market, rather than own capital to purchase labor?

All of whom are also free to leave if they feel unfairly paid.

Not necessarily. Not if it's the only game in town. Not if you'd starve if you didn't. You are woefully naive.

Musk is a unique talent and genius. He would be wasting his time working in a factory.

He isn't. He made money off of Paypal, where other people who worked there said his coding wasn't especially impressive.

Millions of people work in factories all over the world. Do you seriously believe that none of them are exceptionally talented, but need to work in a factory to stay alive, or feed their family, or because they live in a poor country and don't have access to the tools they need to express that talent? Why don't you care about them?

If you think those people are all too rich, you can do something about it. Stop buying their products and using their services. Encourage others to follow your example. But somehow, I think that won't happen.

You're in luck: I don't own a Tesla, I don't use Amazon, I don't own a Windows product, I don't drink Starbucks.

But even if I did, "you have to engage in a capitalist system in a capitalist manner" is not a great criticism. You wouldn't say to a slave who hated slavery, "look, why don't you just stop working for them and stop letting them whip you? Tsk, typical hypocrite", would you?

But that is the beauty of the capitalist system. You are free to participate or not, as you desire.

You aren't. People need to eat. They need to have a place to live. Under capitalism, the only way for workers to attain these things is to sell their labor.

You participate or die.

That's not a choice.

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

The deaths associated with the vaccines are 36,000 in Europe and 25,000 in the US. In Japan, the number as of Oct 24 is 1,325. I doubt Omicron will be deadlier than that.

All of this is untrue.

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Posted in: World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report See in context

so a worker just designed an electric car, bought the parts with his own money, and put it together, then sold it?

Did Elon Musk? How many days do you think he's spent full-time on the factory floor? Where did the factory come from? Do you think he got the metal from the ground himself? Do you think that he designs every car himself?

If not, who does all of these things?

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Posted in: World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report See in context

The workers wouldn't have anything TO make if there were no factories to work in

Who made the factories?

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Posted in: World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report See in context

They wouldn't be rich if they didn't make products that people want. 

They don't. Workers do.

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Posted in: World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report See in context

Flat tax rate, 10% across the board on anyone OVER the poverty rate! No taxes on anyone under. Governments the world over would see an increase in revenue, and could do more to help those in need.

Progressive tax rates are actually better.

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Posted in: World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report See in context

Good thing that this article isnt about that man or taxes of anyone. Just wealthy liberals making that money during COVID time, a big no-no.

Yes. Making a fortune on the sickness, suffering, and death of others is immoral.

But that's capitalism for you.

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Posted in: Denmark lifts COVID restrictions, opens many public venues See in context

Denmark resists the EU wide push for totalitarism. Thank you!

I'm glad you agree with Denmark's policies of letting people into public spaces, which according to the article are:

Visitors are required to wear masks at most of these places and provide proof that they have been vaccinated or have recovered or recently tested negative for COVID-19.

It's weird that you're happy with this: you usually get mad about mask mandates or needing to carry documents proving vaccination or evidence of a recent negative test. But I'm glad you're coming around!

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

Meanwhile, can you explain how the vaccinated are endangered by the unvaccinated, seeing that the vaccine is supposed to protect them?

Yes: the vaccines are about 95% effective against the original strain, which means that there is a 5% chance you could get infected. If someone unvaccinated passes it to you during, say, a meeting, you could get sick. But if that same person was vaccinated, and they hit the 95%, the risk is reduced.

Additionally, the more people (who are mostly unvaccinated) who contract the disease, the more chances it has to mutate into something like Delta or Omicron, where the vaccines can become less effective.

It's not "othering and hatred against a scapegoat group" to be angry at those too selfish to get two shots in their arm to help themselves and others, because they'd rather believe that 5G towers are going to microwave their toes, or something.

And France is not a dictatorial regime. It has free and fair elections.

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Posted in: Trump rallies faithful at 'MAGA Woodstock' See in context

thats a dagger to the throat of democracy when you question our elections.

Can you think of any examples of someone in the article above who questions the integrity os US elections?

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Posted in: Trump rallies faithful at 'MAGA Woodstock' See in context

Stacy Abrams also said the same in Georgia about her loss.

Did she?

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Posted in: British PM Johnson fights for survival after lockdown party hangover See in context

A couple of political leaders who are descendants of South Asians are waiting anxiously to take over any time.

Just that how many Anglo-Saxons would accept them to govern Great Britain..?

You can just say, "I'm afraid of white people not being in charge forever", it's okay. The mods on this site will support it.

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Posted in: British PM Johnson apologizes for attending party during lockdown See in context

Maybe one of the reasons why Boris Johnson has ducked and dived successfully is that had roles been reversed Keir Starmer would have locked down England into economic oblivion.

At every step Kier Stammer and the opposition parties has sowed the seeds of a covid doomsday scenario.

A position that yesterday was pointedly put to me.

You are in japan not here. So they had a party.

What are you talking about!? Your friends broke Covid rules?? I live in Japan and I have been doing far more than the government told us to keep myself and others safe. They told you that and you didn't admonish them?

As someone said once, we're going to have to change the expression, "avoid like the plague", because it turns out a lot of people won't.

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Posted in: 58% of Americans believe U.S. democracy in danger of collapse: poll See in context

It is in danger. Many Americans, even those who post on this very website, have supported usurping democracy to have their favourite autocrat rule.

It's a shame. As a socialist, I believe that democracy, the rule of the people, not the rule of the few, should be paramount. Something like the insurrection of January 6 2021 would have been, just a decade ago, unthinkable. Now there are those on the right who believe that they have the right to govern. The right to rule.

And the right to serve a King.

That's not what we should be working towards. At all.

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Posted in: WHO: COVID-19 cases rose by more than 50% in past week; deaths stable See in context

Sister, 'selling papers' was just a metaphor for gaining attention and viewers/advertisers. Perhaps my age is showing...

This isn't an issue for state broadcasters, though. Who are the ones you cited. Do you know how state broadcasting works?

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Posted in: WHO: COVID-19 cases rose by more than 50% in past week; deaths stable See in context

...or state run sources like the BBC, CBC, NHK and the like. All seem to be invested in the name narrative, funnily enough.

Why did you complain about selling newspapers, but then exclusively cite television channels?

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