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Posted in: Upside down See in context

Born in Tahara, Aichi, not Miyazaki.

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Posted in: Trump files suit against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube See in context

Just another grifter ploy to play the victim and squeeze more cash out of the rubes he preys on.

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Posted in: Putin opposes mandatory COVID jabs as Russia sees record deaths See in context

@commanteer

he doesn't want to force citizens to take untested drugs.

The COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna were created with a method that has been in development for years, so the companies could start the vaccine development process early in the pandemic.

China isolated and shared genetic information about COVID-19 promptly, so scientists could start working on vaccines.

The vaccine developers didn’t skip any testing steps, but conducted some of the steps on an overlapping schedule to gather data faster.

Vaccine projects had plenty of resources, as governments invested in research and/or paid for vaccines in advance.

Some types of COVID-19 vaccines were created using messenger RNA (mRNA), which allows a faster approach than the traditional way that vaccines are made.

Social media helped companies find and engage study volunteers, and many were willing to help with COVID-19 vaccine research.

Because COVID-19 is so contagious and widespread, it did not take long to see if the vaccine worked for the study volunteers who were vaccinated.

Companies began making vaccines early in the process — even before FDA authorization — so some supplies were ready when authorization occurred.

Johns Hopkins Medical

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Posted in: Shut off from the world, Australia fosters red-hot growth at home See in context

Australians are able to travel freely within the country with the exception of targeted lockdowns when rare cases appear, attend mass sporting events, move around without masks, eat without restrictions on group size or hours etc.- normal life in other words. It has one of the lowest corona rates in the world (3rd in terms of testing and second lowest in positivity, at 0.4%). Sounds awful, you should definitely stay away.

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Posted in: What's your situation concerning vaccination against the coronavirus? See in context

Let’s hope that while the rest of us are protected, you don’t fall victim to the natural selection you speak of. Be careful what you wish for.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea divided over wartime history, Fukushima water release See in context

When Japan squarely addresses its war crimes throughout Asia in its education system, removes war criminals interred in yasukuni and bans revisionist uyoku groups in the same way Germany has it will be able to “live peacefully with all other countries they invaded.” Not before.

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Posted in: Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned again See in context

Good news.

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Posted in: Japan, Australia hold security talks to counter China's rising assertiveness See in context

Meiyouwenti,

Australians are bad soldiers if how they fought in WW2 is any guide (mass desertions and looting in Singapore).

It's not that you know nothing, it's that you know one thing- and your knowledge in even that is ridiculously limited, to the point that one can only imagine that you're being facetious or deliberately inflammatory.

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Posted in: Japan, Australia hold security talks to counter China's rising assertiveness See in context

Good work. China's 'wolf warrior' diplomacy has only had the effect of helping the world wake up to their true intentions.

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Posted in: LGBTQ groups, supporters rally in Tokyo for equal rights See in context

@Bungle

Peculiar, isn't it, that for all talk of diversity, LGBTQI activists all dress in the same gaudy manner - like Tarzan, who, having found Jane's handbag, decides to eat her lipstick. We are told that male and female are "spectrums" and that anything goes and yet the aparrel, costumes, manner and general appearance of LGBTQI activists is about as diverse as the ubiquitous McDonald's arches.

It’s a little peculiar that you care. Perhaps you would like a dress code?

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Posted in: Osaka fined $15,000 for skipping French Open news conference; could face disqualification See in context

Can she not just say ‘No comment, next question’? Eventually journalists will get sick of wasting their opportunities with stupid questions.

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Posted in: Chinese envoy to Japan calls Quad grouping 100% outdated See in context

"100 percent outdated." 100% don’t care what China thinks. China is a malignant, aggressive imperialist force in current geopolitics.

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Posted in: Trouble mars skateboarding's rising popularity in Japan See in context

@dagon

In central Japan's Aichi Prefecture, a recorded announcement on the second-level pedestrian concourse of JR Toyohashi Station repeatedly warns people against skateboarding and other prohibited activities, with the message reinforced with explicit "No skateboarding" signs.

Never got the prohibition against skateboarders where preoccupied bicyclists are allowed to pass and weave amongst equally busy pedestrians.

Definitely agree, but for the sake of clarity, there is no bike access to that particular location.

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Posted in: Red Hot Chili Peppers sell song catalog for $140 mil: Billboard See in context

California something something California something something.

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Posted in: U.S. tells China to improve ties with Australia See in context

Good work by the new US administration. The previous one failed to defend trusted allies at every turn.

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Posted in: Meghan accuses Buckingham Palace of 'perpetuating falsehoods' See in context

The very idea of a ‘royal’ family.

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Posted in: Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records See in context

Ok and then what? 

If there’s evidence of criminal conduct, prosecute! A supporter of the ‘Law and Order’ party should probably know that.

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Posted in: Rioters acted on Trump's orders, Democrats say in trial See in context

@happy day,

The DC Swamp is merely trying to prevent Trump from running again, so they can continue their corrupt ways. Guess who Mitch McConnell’s wife does $$ millions in “business” with? Your large neighbor to the West that starts with “C”. DC is a cesspool.

Oh, you mean Elaine Chao, whose family is in shipping- yeah, Trump nominated her for Secretary of Transportation in 2016.

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Posted in: Republican Party future in balance as Trump trial looms See in context

Look for GOP efforts to increase voter suppression from here.

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Posted in: U.S. to require mask-wearing on all public transportation See in context

@vanityofvanities

As far as I know, masks allow the capture of droplets exhaled before they can evaporate into smaller droplets that can travel farther. Don’t take my word for it though, reading a little research provided by medical experts on your own is probably a better strategy than asking people in a news forum.

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Posted in: How history textbooks will deal with the U.S. Capitol attack See in context

@burningbush,

GOP rep Marjorie Taylor Greene has supported calls for the murder of political opponents, trump supporters carried bombs and were attempting to kill democratically elected leaders. Do you support these people and their actions? Is this what you call ‘draining the swamp’?

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Posted in: How history textbooks will deal with the U.S. Capitol attack See in context

"Truly draining the swamp, chasing them out of the Capitol like rats."

GOP- ‘The law and order party’ now arm in arm with terrorists.

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Posted in: Biden to approach U.S.-China relations with 'patience' See in context

China is behaving like a bully, democratic countries need to unite and push back.

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Posted in: Republicans signal deep resistance to Trump Senate trial See in context

itsonlyrocknroll.

I once spent time whilst at University, providing economic and financial research assistance, for the so called political élite, Gordon Brown Government, at there beckon call, admittedly can't complain about the hourly remuneration.

What I can assure you is nothing patently false about a politician duplicitous natural ability or instinct to survive.

So why would the GOP republican party be any different?

Well the short answer, they simply aren't .

Without trying to be glib, the answer to that question is self evident- it is not. You seem to be reinforcing my point. The example you cite however, while obviously making an impression on you, judging by the frequency with which you mention it, is rather erroneous in that people like Trump are often in many ways anti-politicians- that is, they distinguish themselves from their political enemies by not being part of the political elite. The outsider come to save the downtrodden man- how many times have we heard Trump push this narrative? Trump's mantra, and history tells us this is far from unique, has been that he is not part of the political establishment, undermining faith in public institutions and political norms which allows him to tear down the basis of conventional methodology and ideology and creating a cult of personality. Trump's cynical manipulative populism forces those who should know better to fall in line, or face becoming the enemy in his 'for me or against me' political landscape. We've all seen what happens to those who dare speak up against Dear Leader Trump, and it's the fear of his wrath and the duplicitousness of the GOP that has allowed him to assume the hold he quite obviously has over them.

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Posted in: Republicans signal deep resistance to Trump Senate trial See in context

itsonlyrocknrollToday  10:32 am JST

The Republican movement, any politician for that matter, will never been devoted or loyal to a single individual

This is patently false.

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Posted in: Republicans signal deep resistance to Trump Senate trial See in context

I hope the impeachment can proceed without the republican tactics of preventing witnesses from testifying and so on. A bipartisan effort to expose Trump’s attempts to sacrifice democracy on the alter of his ego is necessary for the country to move forward. Unsurprisingly, the craven cowards in the GOP are showing they lack the intestinal fortitude and moral fibre to stand up and honestly assess the damage he has wrought, because they would then have to examine their own complicity in allowing it to happen.

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Posted in: Republicans signal deep resistance to Trump Senate trial See in context

Careful what you wish for.

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Posted in: Foo Fighters unveil exclusive new Japanese sake See in context

@Lazarus Knows

Well played, sir.

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Posted in: 'We must end this uncivil war,' Biden says, taking over a U.S. in crisis See in context

@memoryfix

Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it. 

George Orwell

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Posted in: 'We must end this uncivil war,' Biden says, taking over a U.S. in crisis See in context

The truly sad part of the incoming administration and its followers is that some or many of them actually believe the utopian unreality that is the far left and socialism.

The far right are all good though- except for the attempted coup, domestic terrorism and racism of course.

If you think that the Biden agenda is 'far left and socialism', your problems run deeper than your persecution complex.

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