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Posted in: Do you think there should be permanent host cities for both the summer and winter Olympics? See in context

Keep summer Olympics in Greece! 

Winter Olympics in Switzerland!

LGBT Olympics in Saudi Arabia

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Posted in: Alcohol linked to 1 in 25 global cancer cases: study See in context

Yes, we all die of something. I have looked for respected accurate and comprehensive charts of what we will die of by country - but so far no luck. You'd think the medical professions around the world could tell us.

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Posted in: German soccer team cuts short Olympic warmup after alleged racist abuse See in context

German team needs to toughen up. And agree with Raw Beer - football has turned in a competition for an Academy award - for acting the field victim. Regardless of this actual case, it would be too much to expect that athletes will not indulge in theatrics. The football world is full of racist and national taunts, and that is what players will do. It is not right - but it needs the industry to very firmly stop it. That has not happened, for decades. Hopefully the sport puts an end to it.

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Posted in: U.S. deputy secretary of state to visit Tokyo for trilateral talks See in context

Who cares what China thinks. I don't know what Ms. Sherman will be discussing beyond the above article. But - there is a degree of convergence amongst the American defence force planners - that the US needs to construct a massive long-range non-nuclear missile force in a country close to China. Japan is obviously the ideal location due to proximity and the aggressive posture of the CCP towards Japan. I hope that is an agenda item - due to the increasing belligerence from China. Japan would be wise to to support that initiative if it is offered. It would not violate their understandable nuclear hostility, but would give the US a substantial ability to defend Japan.

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Posted in: S Korea summons Japan envoy over lewd remark about Moon See in context

I wish SK would grow up. IF it was even said (presumably by a staff member), the context was obvious. At worst - a poor choice of words. Not much compared to the language from SK to Japan re the 'comfort women' which was how long ago?

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Posted in: Vietnam puts southern region in lockdown as surge grows See in context

This is concerning. It is becoming obvious that the Delta strain and (it's) variants are overwhelming countries that had the disease under some reasonable control.

What is the next phase of the virus? I have read one expert on this virus expressing concern that further variants could be more lethal - while being even more actively transmitted. And there is growing concern that current vaccines will not be effective enough.

We should thank China for being so originally concerned about the spread of the disease in their country - that they left international airports open for almost a month.

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Posted in: Japan, Australia to promote regional trade deals See in context

Ye Bradley, Australia is doing OK. State governments are all over the shop with their Covid (Wuhan Lab Virus) responses - but if the Federal government would unleash locally produced Astra-Zeneca to all Australians - we would have herd immunity by Christmas.

As for trade - generally fine. There are log-jams, new cars the most obvious example. Less cars from overseas and more buyers - due to the virus, lack of car computer chips, and lower productions rates.

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Posted in: S Korea removes banners at Olympic village after IOC ruling See in context

Sorry no violins deserved for Korean victimhood five centuries ago. World history is like that. In fact, for most countries it was worse If they don't like it - the drama queens can go home. I'm not aware they could win anything, anyway.

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Posted in: 85-year-old woman found dead at home in Miyagi See in context

I think it would be extremely hard for an 85-year-old woman to beat herself to death. I could be wrong though.

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Posted in: Two fathers in Europe demand action against Japan over parental child abduction See in context

I have never known a Japanese wife to go so far as stealing away children. Unless, the husband was a drunkard, violent, or refused to work for the family. If it happens beyond those circumstances I believe it would be a distinct, and very small, minority. Drunkard, and/or violent - would account for most.

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Posted in: Plane with U.S. cruise ship evacuees arrives in Calif; 14 on board infected See in context

Japan did a great job, even under the circumstances of constant Chinese dis-information. If we were on that ship, we would have stayed in Yokohama. I've spend brief periods in both a Japanese and American hospital. I know where I would rather stay if I needed to. So do about 50 Americans in Yokohama.

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Posted in: Death penalty sought for man who killed 19 mentally disabled people See in context

Hang him. Quickly. Just wasting oxygen till then.

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Posted in: Woman gets 4 1/2-year sentence over road accident that killed 2 children See in context

Sentence is too soft. So is the ability for 'seniors' to hold on to their driving license (although this driver is not a senior). The governments really need to get seniors transported to where and when - they want to go. AI vehicles that are fully electric (hopefully solar- based) are what Japan needs. Japan is likely the only country that can prove it is successful. Go for it!

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Posted in: Japan plans HIV drug trials for coronavirus; cruise ship evacuations continue See in context

Japan is doing a good job! Don't forget, in the early stages of this drama - Japan was acting on the inept intelligence they had mostly gathered from the Chinese - now well proven to be wrong.

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