Geeter Mckluskie comments

Posted in: Kishida sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine See in context

@kurisupisu " If the ritual of honoring the war dead in Japan is so innocuous and praiseworthy, then why don’t counties in Asia do so?" I don't know about Asia, but I know America honors the Vietnam war dead. What business did America have incinerating, raping and pillaging the Vietnamese?

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Posted in: Kishida sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine See in context

@Wallace..."your taxes", deducted from money made off "them" while reaping the benefit of living in "their" country.

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Posted in: Unification Church tries to derail ex-believer's press conference See in context

Awa no Gaijin wrote "All of the worlds 4000 religions ?" in response to the claim "Religion is just a very efficient means of social control, All of them". While I agree that it's hardly accurate to say "all of them", but of the ones that have the most influence on social mores, customs and beliefs and behavior, I would argue that that is demonstratively accurate. Also, all religions make claims about the supernatural which none have a single shred of evidence of. The authority from which claims are espoused is elevated as sacred in many religions and the regulations and customs surrounding beliefs vis a vis ritual, edicts etc. most certainly serve to control followers to keep them in lockstep with "the flock".

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Posted in: Body found in Chiba river may be that of missing 7-year-old girl See in context

"Comaprivte safety to what countries? To the US and developing nations, yes, agreed. To Western Europe, the UK, Canada and New Zealand, very much disagree." Japan ranks 170 out of 172 countries for homicide rate @ 0.26 per 100,000. Only Singapore, Monaco, San Marino and Andorra rank lower. Monaco, San Marino, and Andorra have equal rates. Singapore's is 0.16. By comparison, Canada's is 1.76, New Zealand's 0.74, the UK's 1.20. The stats don't disagree...

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Posted in: Body found in Chiba river may be that of missing 7-year-old girl See in context

"say that to that little girl's parents" cheap shot that ignores the comparative safety of Japan to other countries. You could open up a newspaper for any other country and say the same thing "say that to the little boy/girl's parents"...way to use the death of a kid to not make a point you think you've made

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Posted in: Long COVID remains a mystery, though theories are emerging See in context

"scientists of every country have the evidence to prove it" How much of the data has been suppressed or dismissed as having an unsure correlation? You don't know...and neither do I. I do know several people who have had serious adverse effects including my son who has had nerve damage since his 2nd shot. No scientist saw him, only a doctor who said there's nothing that can be done.

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Posted in: Body found in Chiba river may be that of missing 7-year-old girl See in context

"(As a Dad of kids with a Japanese mum and 15 years in Japan)"...as a dad of 5 kids with a Japanese mum and 30 years in Japan...I disagree.

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Posted in: Long COVID remains a mystery, though theories are emerging See in context

"only a tiny minuscule risk"...how do we know?

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Posted in: English-speaking-only bar opens in Osaka and Tokyo; yellow cards for those who don’t follow rules See in context

"Anything to try and make money"...pretty much the goal of any business

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Posted in: 60% of people with foreign roots questioned by Japanese police: survey See in context

"Guidelines need to be established to end discrimination based on how one looks" If there is an issue with visa overstays the profile is "foreign" which can often be determined by "how one looks"

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Posted in: For readers who are married to Japanese persons, how much does your spouse know about Japan's actions before and during World War II? See in context

I've been married 30 years and haven't talked about the war once. I have never been in one and neither has she. We have more important and relevant things to discuss, like our children.

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Posted in: Lotte pitcher Sasaki sets Japan record by striking out 13 consecutive batters See in context

"a 25-year-old right-handed starter for the Pittsburgh Pirates named Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter while tripping on LSD."...He also walked 8

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Posted in: Japan aims for 1 million daily booster shots to stem infection wave See in context

" feel free to make that choice" Of course, this goes without saying. At least it does in Japan

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Posted in: Japan aims for 1 million daily booster shots to stem infection wave See in context

100,000 detected new cases per day. Considering the amount of asymptomatic cases there are that number is likely 10 times as much. How has that affected ICUs? How lethal is the omicron strain? What are the ramifications of taking booster shots? Would it be more prudent to wait until all the data settles before the science is settled on that front? I'm on the fence vis a vis the booster shot.

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Posted in: Remakes are a staple in Hollywood. Which of your all-time favorite movies would you absolutely not like to see remade? See in context

Cool Hand Luke, Room with a View, the Crying Game

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

Ian: As for the efficacy of current vaccines, it's clear it wanes. How effective will the next batch be? Neither you nor I know. What are the long term negative effects? Neither you nor I know that either. Where is the comprehensive data on adverse effects? Well, "some" are published on the WHO site as well as sites like the CDC's...However, according to this from a Japanese senior health ministry official regarding the 1,325 deaths that followed vaccinations "It's difficult to assess in a short period of time whether a death was due to the vaccine or not," a senior health ministry official explained. The World Health Organization has not requested cause of death determinations for individual cases,"...In other words...we don't know (we including you and me)

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

justasking: "Why can't Japan evaluate 99% of the 1,325 deaths following COVID vaccinations?" https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20211119/p2a/00m/0na/042000c

From the article: ""It's difficult to assess in a short period of time whether a death was due to the vaccine or not," a senior health ministry official explained. The World Health Organization has not requested cause of death determinations for individual cases,"

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

Ian: That's the topic that concerns me

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

justasking wrote re comprehensive data on covid vaccine adverse effects: "It’s in every country’s health department website. There’s also one in WHO’s website." No, it's not

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

Ian: "Clearly having education isn't the same with being educated" Educate me vis a vis the adverse effects of covid vaccines. You can't, because that data is not available, so neither you nor I are educated on the matter.

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

justasking: "Where's the logic in that?" Where's the comprehensive data on adverse effects of those 4,600,000,000?

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

wtfjapan: " tiny chance" I'd like to know exactly how "tiny" that chance is, however, pharmaceutical companies that are making billions upon billions are not legally bound to disclose their data on exactly how "tiny" that chance is.

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

wtfjapan: "what makes you thing covid vaccines will be the same," All I've said is pharmaceutical companies have a history of concealing adverse side effects, which they have a legal right to do, so it's not illogical to assume they are capable of doing so vis a vis covid data. Yes, I've been double vaccinated because I've taken a risk/benefit approach, but that doesn't mean I should reserve skepticism regarding companies who have been fined billions for "concealing negative effects" of their products in the past, including Japanese pharmaceutical company, Takeda, for "concealing associative bladder cancer risks" for one? I'll reserve my credulity, thanks. Too bad we aren't privy to ALL the data. That would go a long way in allowing people to make educated decisions based on facts and not internet hearsay either way.

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

*fined

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

wtfjapan: "so far where are these lethal side effects your refering too?" I'm referring to the suits filed against pharmaceutical companies who have been find for such things as "failing to warn of lethal side effects" We are smack dab in the middle of the Age of Information...I suggest Google as a search engine and inputing "list of largest pharmaceutical settlements" You'll find your answer there. You're welcome

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

Ian wrote "Just don't forget, when/if you get infected, choose omicron, not delta" I've been double vaccinated for the delta variant...first vaccination late September, 2nd vaccination mid October. Insufficient?

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

I'll wait for the next, more lethal variant when we'll be told that the current vaccine is not suitable for it...I'll take my chances with the Omi-sniffles

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

virusrex "the available scientific evidence"...When pharmaceutical companies have the legal right to withhold data for 75 years, the "available" scientific evidence is insufficient, especially considering those same pharmaceutical companies have lost legal suits for billions of dollars for such things as ""failing to warn of lethal side side effects" ""concealing associative bladder cancer risks" etc

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Posted in: Toyota tops global auto sales in 2021 for 2nd year in row See in context

Alfie Noakes wrote "Toyota's so far behind they're lobbying the US government to slow down the EV revolution. Won't be long until they'll be asking for Japanese govt subsidies..." OK...but there's this: Toyota tops global auto sales in 2021 for 2nd year in row

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Posted in: Most of Japan’s new adults hope to fall in love and get married, according to recent survey See in context

In the age of mass-automation and AI in which 50% of current jobs will have been made obsolete within the next 25 years, fewer people on an archipelago roughly the size of California is prudent. That 61% bodes well for Japan's future as Japanese families will continue to have children, just not an unsustainable number of them.

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