Hervé L'Eisa comments

Posted in: No. of people changing registered gender rising at record pace in Japan See in context

One thing is sure: DNA doesn't lie.

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Posted in: 72% of firms see moderate economic growth in 2021 See in context

And that will go away if another SOE is declared.

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Posted in: An increasing number of remote workers are suffering from stress due to a lack of communication with others or difficulty distinguishing between work and private time. See in context

My spouse has been teleworking since the Spring and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. She's quite stressed out by it, and because of it she actually works longer hours for less overtime. Not to mention the stress that gets projected onto the family. No, it's not a good thing at all.

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Posted in: Hollywood productions shut down again as LA virus cases soar See in context

There hasn't been anything fresh or interesting out of Hollywood for quite a while now. Maybe it's time they do some good writing for a change.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 856 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,571 See in context

And for those betting on the safety of the vaccinations, the WHO has a different view, "Once again, the WHO has stepped in to offer some confusing comments about the coronavirus vaccine, warning that there is "no evidence to be confident shots prevent transmission" and that people who receive the vaccine should continue wearing masks and following all social distancing and travel guidelines.

The comments were made by WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan during what appears to have been a virtual press conference held Monday."

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 372 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2030 See in context

Do the 28 "coronavirus-related" deaths include suicides due coronavirus - induced causes and stresses?

How about a breakdown by age groups (60s,70s,80s,...)?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 481 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,501 See in context

Just imagine if they would include the age groups of the deceased (as well as their co-morbidities) as is always done with the new "testée-positives". That would provide a bit of context, wouldn't it?

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Posted in: Trump or Biden: Americans vote for president See in context

MAGA 2020!

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Posted in: Biden works to get Black support in campaign's final days See in context

As the article correctly states, Trump received only 8% of the black vote in 2016, however as has recently been reported Trump is now up to at least 31 % or more, plus a very sizeable increase in the Latino vote. The #walkaway campaign led by black former liberals and others is a clear sign that the radical left are losing. All the lawlessness, looting, rioting, etc of the past few months has been effective at swaying non-vocal voters to support Trump. The "shy" or silent voters have been grossly underestimated and unrepresented in the polling.

Trump Landslide 2020!

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Posted in: New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not marijuana See in context

I have one friend who literally survives otherwise unbearable daily pain(fibromylagia) with medical marijuana, but would be greatly more thankful if permitted to just grow her own rather than rely on an unreliable supply. Plus, no one ever died from excessive re recreational use(unlike alcohol beverages).

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 204 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 775 See in context

Still, 99.95% recover.

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Posted in: Gov't officially asks local authorities, business lobbies to extend New Year holiday See in context

No problem. Some companies are "giving" long-term employees "voluntary" early retirement just in time for the winter holidays, after which the hiring activities will be nearly zero until... whenever. Oh, and Hello Work! will be closed so applications for unemployment will be impossible. Thanks!

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Posted in: Japan's September job availability lowest in nearly 7 years See in context

Among them, 740,000 people voluntarily left their jobs, up 30,000, and 650,000 were laid off, up 60,000...

That would include people who were "offered voluntary early retirement" because the businesses are not able to support their pre-covid staffing even with normal attrition. Among those are also people who had so-called "renewable" annual contracts that were non-renewed at the discretion of the company. The figures are not rosy as the writer tried to paint them.

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Posted in: Department stores kick off year-end, New Year shopping campaigns See in context

I've gotten one almost every year since the 90's, but not likely this year due to economic hardship caused by the economic downturn induced by irrational fear of the virus with a 99.5% survivability rate(CDC most recent data).

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Posted in: Plus-size model prompts Instagram nudity policy change See in context

Just keeping abreast with the times...

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Posted in: U.S. Senate confirms Barrett 52-48 as Supreme Court justice See in context

The MAJORITY of Americans, both Republicans and Democrats, approved of the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court because of her impeccable qualifications.


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Posted in: GOP slowly gaining as early vote total surpasses 2016 See in context

Can you provide a link for your stats? Qanon? RT? Breitbart? The article doesn't mention the stats you used.

Well, Biff, you can do your own homework. RT and Breitbart are both far more reliable than the rabid left "news" that you likely ascribe.

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Posted in: GOP slowly gaining as early vote total surpasses 2016 See in context

The main takeaway is that ~86% of Democrats have already voted, whereas only ~14% of registered Republicans have. That also ignores the elephant in the room , the "shy" Trump supporters who are not included in the polling numbers but are showing up at the Trump rallies in DROVES.

Biden was correct to say this weekend that the democrats have developed the largest voter fraud organization in history (his own words).

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Posted in: Trump no fan of Sacha Baron Cohen See in context

Seriously, that picture is really offensive and disgusting. How about editing THAT GARBAGE OUT!?

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Posted in: Trump no fan of Sacha Baron Cohen See in context

Cohen is disgusting. The first Borat was disgusting and should have been arrested for attempting to kidnap Pamela Anderson. He and Howard Stern are both revolting and not funny at all.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 186 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 740 See in context

Does the corona-related deaths include over 90y.o. and suicides?

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Posted in: Democrats boycott Barrett vote; Senate GOP pushes ahead See in context

"impudently packing the USSC bench"

Apparently you don't comprehend the difference between filling a vacant seat and "packing the court" which means expanding the number of seats on the bench.

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Posted in: Democrats boycott Barrett vote; Senate GOP pushes ahead See in context

RBG, who was appointed by Bill Clinton, was approached by Obama to retire after being diagnosed with cancer but declined for her own reasons. At that time, Obama could have comfortably appointed her replacement. The truth is that she assumed Hillary would succeed Obama, and so she could "gift" the nomination of her own replacement to Hillary. As it turns out, her plan was foiled providentially.

The fact of the matter is that the Republicans have followed the historical precedents, both in denying Obama’s nomination of Garland to replace Justice Scalia and in approving the very highly qualified Amy Coney Barrett. Justices have been vetted AND confirmed in as little as ONE DAY but very frequently in under 45 days many times. This is just sour grapes from the democrats who would have absolutely done the SAME THING given the opportunity.

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Posted in: Celebrities unite for various get-out-the-vote efforts in U.S. See in context

Vote for TRUMP!

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Posted in: Japan had record 610,000 school bullying cases in FY2019 See in context

... This behavioural norm is then carried into the workplace.

That is also carried into the home. The fact is that the peer-pressure to conform (obey mindlessly) is deeply rooted in the society and anyone who dares to think independently is excoriated. That is the root of the bullying in schools and the workplace as well.

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Posted in: Japan expects fewer newborns in 2021 as pandemic affects pregnancies See in context

Whereas in the Philippines there's going to be a baby boom.

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Posted in: Fishing crews arriving in New Zealand have coronavirus See in context

There's no escaping the 'rona. Just delaying the inevitable. With summer coming, locking people up in their homes again isn't the best thing and no longer advisable even by the WHO.

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Posted in: Abe visits Yasukuni Shrine for 2nd straight month See in context

So what? He's a private citizen now.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 284 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 699 See in context

The most important number is that there are only 25 hospitalized with "severe" symptoms, which is essentially the same number for weeks.

Notice that there's no breakdown of the ages of those 25 or their co-morbidities.

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Posted in: A dog's life See in context

That's what I do three or four times a day with my pack.

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