Hervé L'Eisa comments

Posted in: Tokyo reports 32 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 285 See in context

Herd Immunity.

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court to hear Texas abortion law case on Nov 1 See in context

Protecting the sanctity of human life, especially the defenseless, voiceless unborn is the right thing to do.

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Posted in: Confusion reigns over Queen Elizabeth II's health after hospital stay See in context

Give the lady a break. And some privacy.

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Posted in: Biden says U.S. would defend Taiwan against China See in context

I'm sure Zing-Ping is shaking in his silk slippers now...

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Posted in: Shibuya mayor urges Halloween revelers to stay away See in context

Staying away from Shibuya is a good idea any day.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to make online insults punishable by jail time See in context

"penalties for online insults" is an intentionally vague phrase. It's a tool to control speech, aka censorship with the strong arm of govt.

Big Brother doesn't like non-conforming thought.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to make online insults punishable by jail time See in context

Bob Fosse

Today 07:02 pm JST

Ridiculous. And frightening for people can actually think.

> People who can actually think do more than resort to saying everything they don’t like is a slippery slope or Orwellian.

I would disagree with the statement of opinion, but some might find it insulting.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to make online insults punishable by jail time See in context

I would very rarely agree with zichi(on almost nothing), but I do agree that it is a very slippery slope!

Rather dystopian.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to make online insults punishable by jail time See in context

Talk about a slippery slope! And who will decide what is deemed "insulting"? I could list quite a few PERSONS HERE who have been rather insulting. Throw them ALL in jail? Heck NO! When they hurl personal insults, it only shows to me they no real argument, just ad hominem nonsense.

And if one utters an unflattering word toward the dear leaders, will it also means time in the klink like in Thailand?

Actual threatening language is a different matter.

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Posted in: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman See in context

Irresponsible handling of a firearm, even loaded with blanks, resulting in injury and deaths should lead to criminal charges. Reckless Endangerment, Involuntary Manslaughter, and certainly others.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 26 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 325 See in context

Seems the virus is fizzling out. Perhaps Herd Immunity has been achieved as a combination of Natural Immunity and Vaxxed Immunity.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to make online insults punishable by jail time See in context

These are indeed Orwellian times. The "right" people will determine what is "insult". A slippery slope! If a person dares to disagree, using logical argument, that act may be deemed "insult".

Ridiculous. And frightening for people can actually think.

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Posted in: Mel Brooks plans sequel to 'History of the World, Part 1' See in context

I love his films. They poke fun at everyone and everything in a similar vein to the late Don Rickles. That said, the wokeness of Hollywood may torpedo his project. I hope he succeeds!

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Posted in: New Zealand reports highest daily number of virus cases See in context

NZ has only been delaying the inevitable. Good luck to them.

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Posted in: Japan to begin trials of COVID-19 vaccination proof at eateries See in context

The world is rapidly becoming a dystopian nightmare.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 66 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 484 See in context

Hmmm. Well perhaps it has something to do with the amount of Natural Immunity that people have developed as a result of having had and having recovered from the virus. People go on and on about the number of tests, but fail to consider the fact that an estimated (by scientists) percentage of 40% ~ 60%+ of people are asymptomatic, not even knowing they had been infected and recovered.

Perhaps we'll know more in retrospect.

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Posted in: Authorities call fatal stabbing of UK lawmaker terrorist act See in context

The murderer/assassin is a 25-year-old Somali man.


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Posted in: SDF fighter jet loses 90-kg cockpit canopy in mid-flight See in context

TFOA. Things Falling Off Aircraft. Yes, that's a real acronym. I submitted several such official reports during my military experience. You might be surprised to learn that it does happen. Things break. UHF/VHF antennae can snap off in turns and other maneuvers. And, yes, occasionally even canopies pop off. Probably there was a failure of the latching mechanism. Most instances occur during hard maneuvers conducted over water.

Don't get your knickers in a twist, Francis...

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Posted in: Surfers sidelined as California races to clean up oil spill See in context

I used to surf there back in the 70's and 80's and got a few blobs of crude on my feet and wetsuits. But that was rare. This is a relatively big spill.

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Posted in: 2 men wanted for home break-in and robbery of ¥110 million See in context

Trading "what"... Sounds like a triad hit.

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Posted in: More than 1,000 Japanese firms, people named in 'Pandora Papers' See in context

There is only ONE ethical tax rate: 0%

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Posted in: More than 1,000 Japanese firms, people named in 'Pandora Papers' See in context

What's morally reprehensible is for a cabal of folks to create a law to confiscate the fruit of another person's labor. That's theft.

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Posted in: Reopening of 'Aladdin' on Broadway halted by COVID-19 cases See in context

"Fully vaxxed" persons apparently spreading the virus. Shocker.

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Posted in: Vietnam's lockdown ensnares world's clothing giants See in context

Highlighting the overdependence on outsourced manufacturing to developing (communist) countries at near slave labor rates.

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Posted in: Joint Chiefs chairman calls Afghan war a 'strategic failure' See in context

Biden's stellar diplomatic acumen displayed .

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Posted in: Osaka feels 'itch' to make tennis return 'soon' See in context

Flip - flop, followed by flip-flop.

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Posted in: JR East scraps plan to identify past offenders with facial recognition camera See in context

The phrase "suspicious persons" is intentionally vague as to provide an excuse for blanket surveillance of everyone and anyone. Even by eliminating(allegedly) the first listed group, they are still included with the whole. Yes, it's 1984-style paniopticon surveillance.

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Posted in: Gov't to accept Princess Mako's decision to decline ¥150 mil marriage money See in context

For GOODNESS sake! Let them have a good life!

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Posted in: How many satellites are orbiting Earth? See in context

There may come a time when a collision wreaks havoc on the technology. Or a massive solar flare may do the same.

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