I guess better safe than sorry, but if this virus takes off in a large number of other countries, are we going to be seeing an almost complete ban on entry for most nationals into most countries?
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Well he was elected the president of the US and is still supported by over 40% of people there. A lesser percent than supports Brexit in the UK. So much for that lauded and mythical "critical thinking" that is supposedly taught in the US and UK that people comically take pride in. I guess it was make believe all along.
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Well many people can't tell Chinese and Japanese apart, just as I can't tell the difference between a Brit and a Slav, or an Italian and a Lebanese so we're all the same that way. However taking action on this is a different thing altogether.
Either way, it seems there's only a thin line holding back actions like these which are just beneath the surface of these societies.
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Good to see the Americans wearing their face masks, they'd be truly stupid not to
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@rgcivilian1 What rest of the world has banned travel to China? The US only today raised its alert level to strongly urge against travel to China, so I assume you think the US is behind the rest of the world too? Besides North Korea and Russia, there doesn't appear to be any outright travel ban to China so what the hell you on about?
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The criminal has to stay in Lebanon, no civilized country will accept such a tainted and criminal family, and likely he'll end up dead at some point in Beirut, so dominant is Hizbullah the terrorist group in that country. Maybe he finances them, in that case he's safe but will be targeted by Israel and the West meaning a quick end. Either way he's done for. Good riddance
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Good, there is nothing cringier and more embarrassing in this world than seeing a bunch of idiotic tourists wearing Pokemon costumes driving around at a beginner's level dangerously on the roads. Good riddance
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Japan should open up a back channel with Hizbullah and indirectly send them some cash; they'll send Ghosn back to Japan in a dog cage. They control Lebanon and couldn't care less about this dirty criminal family. Ghosn used private actors to break the law in fleeing like a coward, Japan should too now.
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A country with some common sense! All the whiny PC types should probably be sent for a 14-day stay too to clear up their illness.
Compare this to Japan where they aren't forcing evacuees into quarantine camps, absolutely ridiculous! Anyone with any contact to China should be in a camp, it's common sense
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Hmm, I don't think saying it's all a conspiracy is a good idea, makes him look unhinged and severely discredits him, particularly seeing as he doesn't seem to have any facts on his side. I would think his lawyer would have advised him against that..
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How could they prove that anyway? Did they have it on camera because a phone doesnt leave a history of who is using it. I call this busted. Even if that's what the prosecutors are after.
I don't know what sort of data the police have on phone usage, but I suspect they have phone usage metadata for most phones in the country (as does likely all countries). If they had records that her phone was used in a way that violated his bail conditions, or possibly even tied to these new charges or something, then that could be grounds for confiscation to prove that the phone was used in that way that could lead to charges, which I would say is a reasonable move. This is obviously hypothetical, but then the question would be who exactly used the phone in that way.
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Dont you think they would have arrested her as well if this were the case? I'm positive they have been monitoring all family members phone records, they don't need to check the actual phone to see if Ghosn had been using it.
Who knows, maybe they have records of her phone being used in ways that would violate the bail conditions and they need the actual phone to cement that evidence, particularly seeing as this entire saga is being scrutinized so heavily (ie. 2 sources of hard evidence would implicate whoever was using the phone, that being either Mr or Mrs Ghosn). Perhaps just having police surveillance records on the prosecution side is not enough to convict here; although I have heard cases in the US where mobile metadata (call summaries and locations) has been enough to convict in the US
Anyway, this is all speculation so we shouldn't jump to any conclusions and wait for more detailed info
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Uh oh, sounds like Mrs Ghosn could be implicated here. If she allowed her husband to use her mobile while under bail conditions she could become an accomplice for violation of bail. If this is the case seizing her passport makes sense. Needless to say, this is shaping up to be one of the trials of our time
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An elite criminal getting arrested for committing an incredible number of crimes? How outrageous!
He was putting on weight again so it's nice to see he'll get back down to a healthier size
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Let me guess, this elaborate wedding at the palace "gifted" to Carlos was also all a lie and part of a smear campaign by Nissan and Renault? Bye bye Carlos, you are definitely going to stay in jail now
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Sometimes they look caucasian, but Japanese find caucasians a curiousity to be adapted and laughed at rather than emulated. One only needs to look at a few TV commercials with silly caucasians attempting to speak Japanese and doing goofy things to see what the intent is, although caucasians do themselves not favours by submitting to this generalisation
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I trust South Korea as much as I trust North Korea, China, and Russia.
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Until South Korea apologizes sincerely for this and pays reparations, all discussions on the supposed wartime comfort workers issue should be shelved indefinitely
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Never heard of her in Japan
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this part hasn't exactly been confirmed yet, now has it?
Neither has his innocence, yet you would think he was Jesus himself judging by the fawning comments here by fanboys proclaiming his innocence and talking of delusional conspiracy theories. Surely we're not engaging in hypocrisy right?
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I meant, you do the time
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Are we supposed to feel sorry for him?? You commit the crime, you do the crime. Do not release him Japan
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His biggest regret is that he got caught in the first place with all his money thieving. This will set back the plight of the foreign CEO or manager in Japan by a decade or so I would assume. Thanks for that Ghosn..
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Nikkei is reporting that Nissan, Ghosn, and his partner in crime sidekick will be indicted on Monday. Finally!
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Renault has always been the weakest link in this auto alliance, so it's good to hear that this leacher will finally be culled. Good riddance to Renault and Ghosn
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Glad to hear this criminal is arrested. How astonishingly disrespectful and spiteful he must be to his own employees at Renault and Nissan.. He is done
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Having a kid is no free pass to commit crime, and in fact parents should be punished far worse than non-parents due to their additional damage and burden caused to their dependant kids.
They should be permanently financially penalised too to support the kid their parents' shortcomings
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A lot of people here ridiculing the idea of AI and tech playing a part in education. Reminds me of the whingeing taxi drivers put out of business by Uber, the hotel owners savaged by AirBnB, and conservative workers who can't adapt to the modern economy.
You can't fight progress, especially when it's technological progress. AI will replace humans in education, there is nothing anyone can do about that.
Whether those who are affected most by this change spend their time whingeing and complaining about change like conservatives, or adapting and re-educating like free-marketers, will determine their competence in today's economy
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