Hello Kitty 321 comments

Posted in: Do you think vaccination will be the silver bullet against the coronavirus? See in context

If people all get vaccinated it will prevent the appearance of new variants and indeed prove to be the 'silver bullet' against Covid-19, but if people selfishly refuse to get vaccinated, it will drag on for many years to come.

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Posted in: Biden's gamble: Will pulling troops from Afghanistan revive extremist threat? See in context

America had no right invading the country in the first place.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 729 coronavirus cases; record-high 1,208 in Osaka See in context

@thelonius

What on earth makes you think that the elderly are not working? This is Japan, they cannot afford to "shelter at home."

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Posted in: Japan has entered 4th wave of COVID-19 infections, says gov't panel chief See in context

Even you are over 65 it seems unlikely that you will be getting a vaccine in 2021.

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Posted in: Minnesota police shoot, kill man after traffic stop incident See in context

@ Attilathehungry

No, the problem is the sudden rush by the police to shoot people when their own lives are not in danger.

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Posted in: Minnesota police shoot, kill man after traffic stop incident See in context

Killing somebody for driving off! And then a sheriff's deputy in body armor points a large gun at somebody holding a rock? What a sick country.

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Posted in: Ex-justice minister resigns, pleads guilty to vote buying See in context

Why should he be allowed to resign (and keep his pension), he should be fired.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man shot dead by police officer in Toyama See in context

I was talking to a policeman one time and asked him how often he practiced with his pistol and he replied that they had a shooting lesson at police school but not afterward. I therefore imagine it would be difficult to manage to hit somebody in the leg.

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Posted in: M6.9 quake hits northeastern Japan See in context

I noticed that the background radiation had increased to 0.18 μSv here in Gunma this morning. I do not know if this is a result of the earthquake, but the last one did crack the containment vessel at the power station. Just saying.

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Posted in: Putin points finger at U.S. problems after Biden calls him a killer See in context

@Penfold

How about Biden goes head-to-head in a live debate with Putin?

The Joe Biden administration has rebuffed an open invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold a live public debate, with the White House press secretary explaining that the POTUS is “quite busy” with other things.

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Posted in: The current situation is that the same nations are the worst offenders every year. See in context

And in the UK the USA is the worst offender. All nations do it.

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Posted in: Elbow bumps See in context

As they are in Japan, why not follow Japanese custom and bow?

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Posted in: Flights canceled during China's worst sandstorm in a decade See in context

As these dust storms have been occurring since before China's industrialization it would seem pretty clear that they are not related to a recent general decline in air quality.

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Posted in: The big problem for the Japanese is that they're simply outnumbered and outgunned. See in context

"America would certainly destroy China. No problem."

America cannot even manage to subdue poor countries like Iraq or Afghanistan so how do you propose they would be able to destroy China without resorting to nukes, and if they did that the whole world would be destroyed.

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Posted in: Japan's 'solidarity' quake tax may be model to foot pandemic bill See in context

It is a pity that the moneys is not used only to rebuild Fukushima instead of refitting factory ships for whaling or building roads in Okinawa.

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Posted in: South Korea agrees to 13.9% increase in its share of cost for U.S. troops See in context

If countries have to pay to have US troops on their soil, then surely the US troops should be treated as mercenaries under local command.

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Posted in: Harvard professor ignites uproar over Korean sex slave claims See in context

I have not read the paper myself, but I wonder if he also claims that the European prisoners of war who were forced into sex slavery by the Japanese military did so voluntarily. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Ruff_O%27Herne

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Posted in: Coast Guard could shoot at foreign vessels aiming to land on Senkakus: gov't officials See in context

The problem is that China and Taiwan also claim the islands that should have been returned to China after the war, but which the US decided to hold on to for bombing practice. When China and Japan normalized relations in 1972, they agreed to shelve the question of ownership of the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands and everything went smoothly until the governor of Tokyo unilaterally decided that they were Japanese. So it could be equally argued that it would be perfectly acceptable for China to defend her sovereign territory against uninvited foreign arrivals.

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Posted in: If you die from the COVID-19 vaccine in Japan, the government will give your family over ¥44 mil See in context

Saying this is going to fill people with confidence as to the vaccine's safety.

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Posted in: Boeing: 777s with engine that blew apart should be grounded See in context

No mention of grounding the Boeing 747-400s despite a P&W engine on one of those also shedding parts over the Netherlands on the same day as the B7777.

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Posted in: Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West See in context

@Toasted Heretic

Some people who ask "who cares" don't even know who these people are.

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Posted in: Water leaks indicate new damage at Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

And yet I seem to remember somebody saying that everything was "under control" at the power plant

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Posted in: U.S. signals readiness to resume talks with Iran See in context

In the article it says that "Iran began breaching the deal in 2019" as if Iran was somehow in the wrong. The deal stopped when the US unilaterally pulled out and imposed sanctions on Iran. The US should also be made to recompense Iran for the over one million barrels of fuel it stole from Iran.

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Posted in: Australian court rules extremists can be kept in prison after they have served their sentences See in context

Then why bother to give them sentences? Why not just lock people up indefinitely without a trial like the Americans do? Considering he never actually did anything this is hardly justice.

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Posted in: 60% say Mori unfit to serve as Tokyo Olympics chief: poll See in context

Only 60%?

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Posted in: Tokyo stocks end at 30-year high on global economic recovery hopes See in context

I hope the pension fund realizes some of this profit on all the money it has been pumping into the stock market to support Abe's failed policies.

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