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Posted in: Man injured after trying to stop 2 men breaking into his car See in context

I want an up-vote button for this guy.

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Posted in: What are some of your favorite movies that you can watch over and over again? See in context

Each time you watch it, you get a little bit closer to the resolution...

piskian

Groundhog Day.

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Posted in: Asia stocks fall as Delta variant worries take center stage See in context

Delta Virus

You asked for it.

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Posted in: Do you respect anti-vaxxers' stance? See in context

Please provide a few names of the "experts", examples of the "high frequency", and proof of "the coverup and censoring". You seem to be privy to secret information....feel free to share.

Raw Beer

Many experts are very concerned with the high frequency of adverse reactions and death observed with these vaccines and with the coverup and censoring of the data.

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Posted in: Japan studies giving 3rd coronavirus vaccine shots next year See in context

Some of the most vivid lucid dreams I have ever experienced accompanied the 38.3 fever after my second shot. Still unpacking what I was directing and visually interpreting in these dreams....would love to get a 3rd shot.

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Posted in: Trump blasts 'leftist maniacs' in women's Olympic soccer team See in context

Maybe, it has nothing to do with politics and woke and PC or who loves Jesus or Zeus more.

Maybe the US team lost because, on that day, the team the US was playing against was just better overall.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 2,848 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,629 See in context

FFS,

Don't know how many times we have asked you to provide proof that Delta may be less deadly than the other versions of the virus.....gotta be close to ten times. And each time, you provide no evidence to back your claim.

falseflagsteve

Delta variant is more contagious but there is no evidence it’s more deadly, possibly even less so than previous variants, the jury is still out on this one.

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Posted in: Israeli judo star perseveres after 2 opponents' withdrawals See in context

Dunno....maybe the IOC sees China as having more disposable income than the Sudan.

OssanAmerica

That's true. So why is China allowed to participate when it forced the IOC to reject "Taiwan" but allow "Chinese Taipei"?

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Posted in: Israeli judo star perseveres after 2 opponents' withdrawals See in context

The Olympics were founded with warring communities putting aside their weapons in order to compete in sport. A country or athlete unable to do this and refusing to compete in sport against their opponent is rightly disqualified regardless of the geopolitics.

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Posted in: Suga, Koike agree Olympics going 'very smoothly' See in context

Kind of a messed up thing for Suga & Koike to say when so many of the non-elites are still waiting for vaccines and/or mired in economic stagnation (or worse).

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,359 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,225 See in context

EPB,

I assume you are referring to the Chen et al article from April 2021 "Climate and the spread of COVID-19"

Unfortunately that article did not take population density and population migration into account for their results, not their fault as that itself throws in enough variable to kill any MANOVA.

Evaporation is lower in humid environments, obviously., but in aerosol form, the virus is active for a reasonable amount of time. A paper by Azuma et al (Environmental factors involved in SARS-CoV-2 transmission: effect and role of indoor environmental quality in the strategy for COVID-19 infection control) looked at surface variability on viral survivability, since transmission events are not limited to the outdoors. Take home is that summer or not, people exists indoors (and on trains, bars, offices, etc) and outdoors, so droplets are existing in numerous environments, many w/o exposure to aspects which increase their evaporation.

It's a Friday night, so no reason to puke out more citations.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,359 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,225 See in context

So hot countries with lots of UV have lower Covid infection rates....countries like India and Brazil?

Roughly.

EBP

I'll get many down-votes for this. Yes, they are not distanced, but that's about the only thing they're doing wrong. They are outside and they are masked. It's also a high-UV day and droplets are going to burn off faster. Studies have found roughly

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Posted in: Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke in 1998 See in context

What’s kind of weird is that they fired the guy so quickly. So clearly they talked to him about this beforehand and decided that they were not even going to give him a chance to make a public apology. So maybe he wouldn’t apologize, maybe he still thinks the joke is funny. As Kobayashi hasn’t made a statement, hard to know if he’s a Mel Gibson fan or not.

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Posted in: Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke in 1998 See in context

Ossian….the offense to some people is clear….game or not….

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Posted in: Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke in 1998 See in context

The comment was 「ユダヤ人大量虐殺ごっこをやろう」“let’s massacre Jewish people".

Not sure if that was something funny to say back in 1998. /s

Sad, as Ramens were pretty funny.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,832 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,943 See in context

Notice anything? You don't see the data of the people getting tested by age group. All you see is an age breakdown of the people who tested positive. Plus, younger people can also have diabetes or other health issues that make them more subject to severe symptoms. You should know this by now.

spaceinvader

Notice anything? You don't see any old people. Which means that 99.9% of these people will be mild cases and make a full recovery.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,271 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,432 See in context

FFS

There is a 2-6 week lag in severe hospitalizations and deaths resulting from increases in cases. Increased numbers of Covid patients, even with mild symptoms clog up the hospitals, so that people suffering from other diseases can’t get treatment. Then, some that do recover have long term damage to their bodies.

The increase in cases is nothing to be celebrated and not a reason to remark “Oh joy, the vaccines are working!”

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases rising again in U.S., doubling over three weeks See in context

Maybe because no one is disputing the CNN report or that Trump was President while the initial development of the vaccine occurred. It's the fact that you equate Trump did good with Biden did bad (first post of this thread), that people are laughing at.

Commodore Perry

I wonder why no one responds directly to the quotes by CNN though? Interesting technique the libs use in their arguments. Avoid anything that contradicts their opinions.

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases rising again in U.S., doubling over three weeks See in context

What you posted as proof of Trump's success does not indicate failure on Biden's watch.

Commodore Perry

Trump being praised for his coronavirus response.

But not sure if the source--CNN-is legitimate.

Anyway--this is for the deniers. So start your research and try to find contradictory information to support your fantasies.

Health experts broadly agree that the Trump administration's national vaccine strategy was a success. 

"Should the administration be praised for this? Absolutely," said Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a sharp critic of the administration's coronavirus response. 

Privately and publicly, Trump called on vaccine makers to speed up their development timelines and even suggested he may try to intervene to speed up the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine authorization process.

"I can't tell you where we would be if we didn't have Operation Warp Speed, but I can say it's unlikely we would be where we are right now," the official said.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/17/politics/trump-vaccines-coronavirus/index.html

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases rising again in U.S., doubling over three weeks See in context

How many times did you have to have the below lie repeated to you before you actually started to believe it?

Commodore Perry

Unfortunately, after Trump left office, the rollout was too slow and disorganized, even though the Trump administration had ordered a sufficient amount of the vaccines.

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Posted in: Delta puts brakes on return to post-COVID normality See in context

Reckless,

one characteristic of coronaviruses is that different coronaviruses can exchange genetic information by recombination with each other. It’s their form of sexual reproduction (without having to go out to dinner and a movie first). Paramecium also do this.

By this exchange of RNA, the underlying genetic architecture changes and new characteristics are acquired. Can it be forced in a lab? Yes. But it happens in nature all the time.

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Posted in: Delta puts brakes on return to post-COVID normality See in context

If you have evidence that the Delta virus is less deadly, please post the link here.

The Delta variant actually seems less deadly, transmission is just it going round and not necessarily that it's doing anything to the host

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Posted in: S Korea to raise COVID-19 restrictions to highest level in capital See in context

Zaphod,

The need for boosters is unfortunately a necessity. It’s well-documented from numerous human challenge studies that resistance to prior exposure to coronaviruses wanes over time.

You can resist all you want. Do as you like. No one is forcing you to get the vaccine. The virus will continue to mutate, potentially into more virulent forms. Until a vaccine that trains our immune systems to hit the virus in highly conserved regions of its RNA, we’re going to be dealing with this. Rebellion and burning Pfizer to the ground does nothing to stop the virus.

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Posted in: S Korea to raise COVID-19 restrictions to highest level in capital See in context

Just asking here without an agenda (yet). What is the "follow the science" hysteria of which you speak?

I mean, you're absolutely correct that the virus will continue to evolve to escape the immune system.

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Posted in: Biden sets Aug 31 for U.S. exit from Afghanistan See in context

It is a mistake to view historical events as independent. The actions and policies of the preceding administration/President contribute immensely to the development and success of the current and subsequent administration(s)/president(s). The crimes, the victories, the successes, the defeats, etc., of the previous administration and president are not immediately washed away upon the swearing in of the new administration and president.

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Posted in: Biden sets Aug 31 for U.S. exit from Afghanistan See in context

Blacklabel.

if both Trump (assuming that Trump indeed wanted this to happen) and Biden both wanted the same thing (the US out of Afghanistan), then why not rejoice in the fact that both Republicans and Democrats wanted the same thing and agreed on something and got it done?

How about not being so eager to place blame on someone if stuff goes sideways in the future, rather than how the withdrawal of US forces benefits/does not benefit the US?

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Posted in: Biden sets Aug 31 for U.S. exit from Afghanistan See in context

China is seeking to invest in Afghanistan once the US is completely out. Seeing as how things turn out when other countries try to have a say in how Afghanistan functions...yeah, his will not end well for China.

The Russians are unhappy that the US is leaving as now the Russians and their Central Asian allies are nervous about Islamic extremists seeking to expand their reach into central Asia.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russia-led-bloc-ready-act-135556413.html

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Posted in: JR East to inspect baggage at Tokyo stations during Olympics See in context

I did not and am not referring to the article at all in my comment. It is a general comment about the police needing a warrant to search your pockets, your bags, etc., here. Many people (Japanese, too) do not know this.

Antiquesaving

@iraira

But if you read the article, you would know these are not police they are just some bozo security guards hired by JR.

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Posted in: JR East to inspect baggage at Tokyo stations during Olympics See in context

If they do not have a warrant, you do have the right to refuse the searching of your bags by police. That will cause the police to up the pressure on you. So, if you know that you have nothing on your property that will get you arrested, have free time and a bug up your ass at the time, have at it.

On the other hand, I got no problem with a cop wanting to search my bag if my sweat-soaked gym clothes are in there.

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Posted in: Japanese researchers' gene preservation in space could be 'Noah's Ark' See in context

Lamilly

They divide faster in zero gravity.

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