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Posted in: Japan Post to temporarily stop accepting international mail due to coronavirus See in context

FizzBit - if you can switch to metric system, then you can pick up a measuring device at the local DIY...


yeah I use both. Some things measure better depending on what it is. 2x4’s = (1-1/2" x 3-1/2"), 2x12’s for stairs, etc.

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Posted in: Japan Post to temporarily stop accepting international mail due to coronavirus See in context

It’s not a big deal but my inch/foot measuring tape I use on and off for my home remodeling broke last week and am waiting for a new one from the States. Sure glad my R19 fiberglass insulation has already arrived.

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Posted in: Health ministry taps Tokyo Girls Collection for coronavirus awareness campaign See in context

Whatever it takes. The young folks, as we all did at that age, think they are indestructible. It’s better than nothing, and it’s geared towards their favorite free time

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Posted in: Fujifilm starts Avigan trial to treat coronavirus See in context

Trials in China have suggested Avigan could play a role in shortening the recovery time for patients infected with coronavirus.

So are they testing the combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin as well? Or just Avigan because it’s a Japanese company?

Also, are there no news companies in Japan with better info than this? So funny we get news from the AFP about Japan, and kinda useless for those of us living here.

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Posted in: Growth in Australia coronavirus cases slows, but experts urge caution See in context

All pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes are closed.

Restaurants and cafes can still do takeaways and deliveries.

Someone else posted that restaurants were closed in the US, which they are not, like you said, takeout and deliveries are all OK. A lot of folks are spreading the fear more than the virus.

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Posted in: U.S. coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day; New York governor begs for help See in context

The restaurants and other places are closed.

unless they can do take out or delivery, which most can and do

The ideal of cooperation, though, is the same and if a crisis like this one can't trigger it

. Supermarkets are open, and the elderly only are always slated for 4 pm to 6 pm near my folks anyway. How’s that for non federal local and corporate leadership?

 The lead has to come from the top, it has to unify, and it has to stay on-message.

no it doesn’t l. I strongly disagree wIt’s you on that. One should never depend on central government anyway.

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Posted in: U.S. coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day; New York governor begs for help See in context


Glad to hear Australia is on the ball. We shall see, I hope the best for ya’ll. But, Australia has 25 1/2 million while the US has 325+ million. Wouldn’t you say it would be easier to manage a high school class room with 25 students vs 325 students? Just sayin

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Posted in: U.S. coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day; New York governor begs for help See in context

That's got to be due to the lack of leadership and the mixed messages coming from very the top of the leadership pyramid- the Presidency.


Are you from the States? Cities have mayors, counties have elected leaders, states have governors, and many more competent leaders from both sides, Reps and Dems. Trump, is not, and should not, overstep the local governments. Only some closet authoritarian would desire this.

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Posted in: Toshiaki Karasawa to play Jack Bauer in Japanese '24' reboot See in context

Toshiaki Karasawa to play Jack Bauer in Japanese '24' reboot

Ha ha

most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution.

Brave new world

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Posted in: Olympic delay may not be all bad news for Abe See in context

unpopular parties are usually* voted out at the next election

Boy does this comment speak a thousand words. A nice example of the TeeVee smartphone times. Popularity is for high school kids, leftists and their MSM talking heads, not effective or ineffective leaders. I can’t predict if Trump will survive this, but I can say that Biden is the worst choice and boosts Trumps chances. As I’ve always said, the Dems seem to LOVE shooting themselves in the foot.

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Posted in: Television audiences surge to 12-month highs as coronavirus keeps Americans home See in context

Police action series "NCIS" scored its biggest audience since February 2019 

hahaha That many people actually watch that crap? My god people are dumber than I thought.

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Posted in: Takarazuka - purity, honesty and beauty See in context


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Posted in: U.S. could be next virus epicenter, as India locks down, global recession looms See in context

The Republicans are pushing their ideological goals, which as always include looking out first and foremost for the .01%. Trump/McConnell, as .01%ers, are looking out for themselves.

so you must believe that the Reps held Bill Clinton at gunpoint making him sign the two pieces of legislation that heavily favored the .01%, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, and the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which exempted credit-default swaps from regulation.

Yep, that’s what happened, and it had nothing to do with lobbying by the central banksters.

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Posted in: Will coronavirus slow the world's conflicts -- or intensify them? See in context

Syria, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, the Sahel... with the great powers focused intently on the COVID-19 virus, will armed conflicts across the world decrease in severity or intensify?

I would say yes, they’ll decrease for a time, at least until the central banksters and corrupt politician’s bailout the system again with Ctrl-P.

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Posted in: Actor, singer, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81 See in context

Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In” 

I didn’t know he sang that song. Thanks. The clip from “The Big Lebowski” with that song is priceless.

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Posted in: Trump keeps talking during market hours; stocks keep tanking See in context

And right on cue.


So we have different info. No reason to get your back up. This is the info I have.

 Tests in China and perhaps elsewhere failed to identify the virus but the Australian lab had developed wide spectrum specialised tests and identified it as a Coronavirus. Further testing was done by a world expert on SARS and others who couldn't identify it as an existing type. On or about 10th January the researchers in Australia and elsewhere concluded it was a new virus. On 14 January China introduced temperature scanning. This was very fast work by China and the researchers.

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Posted in: Trump keeps talking during market hours; stocks keep tanking See in context

After China reported the outbreak of a new coronavirus in December,

Fake news maybe? Since it was an Australian lab that eventually discovered it was a corona virus on January 3rd.

You can check for yourself, or just hit the easy down button.

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Posted in: Foreign ministers from Japan, China, S Korea discuss coronavirus See in context


which govt ? 

Are you asking about the “government negotiations I mentioned?

China inform the world on January 3rd, 3 day difference from your information source. 

Exactly what I said “by the first week of January”. What’s your problem?

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Posted in: Foreign ministers from Japan, China, S Korea discuss coronavirus See in context

By the time that China had 45 cases of coronavirus infection confirmed scientifically, China informed WHO and all nations on this planet, directly and indirectly.

Akie, you are correct about that. By the first week of January, many labs in the world had samples, which require government negotiations, with an Australian lab finally identifying it as a coronavirus.

But I have two questions about this for anyone.

Would China have come forward around December 31 had the Chinese doctor (now dead) not raised the alarm on “Promed“ which is a global infectious disease bulletin board?

What did the Chinese government know between December 1st and the 31st, before the virus was made public on Promed?

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Posted in: 2 Republican senators dumped stock before coronavirus market crash See in context

Predatory capitalism supported by predatory politicians, regardless party, for the benefit of the globe's .01% needs to be be countered. Start by voting out pols backed by predatory capitalists.


Just wish it was that easy. The MSM and the side news businesses like JT are running ANY story that will get clicks. This is one. It shouldn’t be shocking to anyone if you know just how intrenched and intertwined corporations, politicians, Wall Street and think tanks, to name a few, are with each other.

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Posted in: Governors ask people to avoid Osaka-Hyogo trips during long weekend See in context

I worry about the future ability of hospitals to cope with those who need regular appointments, such as yourself and all those with serious chronic conditions,

Sorry to hear that. My Ménière's kicked into overdrive 4 weeks ago and I’ve had to go to a few different hospitals and clinics. Spoke with my father in the States (87 yrs old) and he described how at his hospital visit they had people staying in their cars with the doctors going car to car checking patients before admittance if needed.

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Posted in: Panel may advise easing virus controls in some areas; Hokkaido to end state of emergency See in context

Well here’s some positive news

*In a study published Wednesday by French physician-researchers, a total of 36 patients (20 who were treated with chloroqine and 16 controls who were not) revealed that *50% of the treated group turned from positive to negative on the third day - which grew to 70% by the sixth day.

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Posted in: How has the coronavirus affected your travel plans so far and in the near future? See in context

I canceled/postponed my annual trip to the States to see my folks. It sucks! both are still truckin at 81 and 87, and did not want to take any chances of bringing it to them or my best buddy wife getting caught in any kind of stateside quarantine.

”Better than safe” as she likes to say.

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Posted in: 'The Plot Against America' goes for daring Trump parallel See in context

"How wrong I was," he said.


You're still wrong.

So a story about how no banksters went to prison for the 2008 banking/congress greed is next year? Got it. Keep the sheep grazing on how anti-semetic, racist, misogynist, et al, we all are.

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Posted in: Health and safety: Police shift priorities as crisis grows in U.S. See in context

Police officers in Fort Worth and Denver have stopped arresting people for some low-level crimes

Philadelphia is one of a growing list of cities where police are pulling back on arrests for low-level crimes, like burglaries and drug offenses.

Big mistake!

When law abiding citizens see the breakdown in law and order, they will take the law into their own hands. Good thing too.

Unfortunately, this is how a SHTF scenario starts. When thugs realize they can start getting away with more and more petty crimes, it can only escalate.

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Posted in: Syria's brutal war enters 10th year See in context

Im referring to the Kurds who fought side by side with American soldiers fighting Assad,


American soldiers were not fighting Assad (other than stupidly assisting the "vetted rebels", and neither are Kurds (except those who joined ISIS et al).

Where Kurds and American soldiers cooperated where in fighting ISIS. Where in the world do you find this misinformation that you post here??

and he’s got 4 thumbs up as well LOL

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Posted in: Gov'ts pledge aid as global commerce grinds to a halt See in context

GOVERNMENT AND CENTRAL BANKS: Where to begin is an enormously complex question

Not really, just suspend all bills, rents, contracts, etc for 2 months while all payments/loans must be honored for two months. Let the banks take the hit, they’re insured anyway.

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Posted in: Biden edges closer to Democratic nomination with wins in Florida, Illinois, Arizona See in context

I’m guessing a heck of a lot of Main Street registered Democrats are very unhappy with their parties choice....again. It also shows how much they disliked Hillary. If New Life Joe Biden is the best the party can do, then I expect a lot of tissues use in the future. Biden will lose because enough average Dems will not be bothered to go out and vote.

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Posted in: China reports just 1 new domestic virus case, 20 more imported See in context

Since when should any government be trusted about anything? I guess if it makes people feel better to grip about China, Japan or Trump then as William Shatner once said “get a life!”

Take care of you and yours. Period.

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Posted in: Japan finds 15 clusters of coronavirus-infected people See in context

Where is the info on the map in English ???. See japan is not yet global !!! or internationally ready as a international player.

I’m guessing you wouldn’t be happy until Japan makes this information available in Vulcan.

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