JBird comments

Posted in: New Zealand won't require travelers from China to show COVID-19 test See in context

… it’s an endemic and will circulate the world …

Endemic?? COVID has already spread around the world and has been pandemic for over two years. Perhaps you missed that memo?

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Posted in: Russia says it shot down Ukrainian drone near airbase See in context

there is always reason for some action.

and in the case of invading Ukraine it was the ego of the insane, warmongering, imperialist Putin.

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Posted in: Russia says it shot down Ukrainian drone near airbase See in context

Eastman

near future may confirm my words written above.

Right, and I might win the lottery tomorrow. Not likely!

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Posted in: Plaintiffs appeal Tokyo court ruling on same-sex marriage See in context

Bronman (Eastco?)

The law is simple:

1: You can't marry a minor.

2: You can't marry a person who is the same gender as you.

3: You can't marry a close blood relative.

The law applies equally to everybody.

As simple as is. dont need say a word more.

Simple…

but wrong, out of step, and most likely unconstitutional.

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Posted in: Power blackouts hit Ukraine amid Russian shelling See in context

@TokyoLiving

Keep provoking Russia..

Keep provoking, Russia..

Fixed it. Punctuation is important!

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Posted in: U.S. vows full military defense of allies against North Korea See in context

Hanguk not Hangul

we really need a correction function on JT

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Posted in: U.S. vows full military defense of allies against North Korea See in context

@William

it will be Joseon, Hanguk, AND Nihon

I know you get excited about using old names used in Korean but not recognized internationally, but using the correctly would be nice. Neither Joseon nor Hanguk refers to a country that exists today.

The North Koreans sometimes refer to a unified Korea as Joseon, the South Koreans refer to a unified Korea as Hangul, of course Nihon (although often Nippon) refers to the current Japan.

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Posted in: U.S. vows full military defense of allies against North Korea See in context

And who will defend the smallest and poorest country in Asia, Joseon, from the historically most violently parasitic and hostilely invasive and MUCH larger cultures with which it is surrounded who are constantly threatening it and starving it of necessities?

Korea is no where near the smallest nor the poorest country in Asia. Not even close, it doesn’t even make the list any longer.

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Posted in: U.N. condemns Russia's move to annex parts of Ukraine See in context

@Bronco

So 50 countries openly refused to condemn Russia actions, thus snubbing NATO.

I know it’s hard for the Kremlin to try to put a positive spin, or try to discount it’s importance, of this but yours was really a pathetic attempt.

Four countries joined Russia, Syria, Nicaragua, North Korea and Belarus.

The other 35 just cowardly buried their heads in the sand.

Fortunately the vast majority of the world stood up against Russia’s imperialism, and you can be sure the others that weren’t strong enough to show Russia support won’t go out of their way to help Russia from now either.

It’s very telling when your only friends in the world, even if they’re really only pretend friends, are Syria, Nicaragua, North Korea and Belarus!

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Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting woman See in context

Being a woman anywhere is fraught with danger, but in Japan, never be alone and avoid crowded public transport.

I agree there are dangers everywhere and more needs to be done, but your comment is also a huge exaggeration. For example, to put things into perspective, the US has an average of over 1,200 reported major sexual assaults per day. Most don’t even make the local news and certainly never the national news.

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Posted in: Osaka to raise COVID-19 alert to highest level amid record cases See in context

Ok we all know that the vaccines don't prevent infection or transmission.

They don't seem to be preventing hospitalizations either.

Why black and white? Prevent? Like in zero cases? Bronco, perhaps you could give us an update on what the infection, hospitalization, and death ratios would be if no one were vaccinated? Without that you can’t say the vaccines are effective, but I know that goes against your narrative so I doubt we’ll hear from you on this!

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Posted in: Kishida cautious about Japan acquiring nuclear-powered submarine See in context

@dagon

In that case the LDP will continue to prioritize nuclear submarines, …

In your haste to say something negative about the LDP it’s clear you didn’t even read the article, or at least not carefully enough to understand.

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Posted in: Zelenskky says Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine has begun See in context

No iam not supporting Putin

Anyone that needs to add this to the end of every post is most likely doing just the opposite of what it says!

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Posted in: Princess Mako diagnosed with PTSD; to marry Kei Komuro on Oct 26 See in context

gakinotsukai Today  05:08 pm JST

Being rich doing nothing is worth some media coverage no ?

Not really…

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Posted in: Harris accuses China of intimidation in disputed seas See in context

ZaphodToday  06:34 pm JST

JBird

As they did about the Trump administration, the Obama administration, the Clinton administration, and the (fill in the blank) administration. Remember, you’re talking about the Global Times!

Err, no. Obviously, you have not been reading the Global Times. They totally hated Trump because he acted against CCP interest. The did not gloat about his weakness, because there was none to gloat about. And they were very friendly towards Obama, because he was pro China.

Obviously you have no idea what I read! But, just for fun, can you guess where this paragraph talking about Trump is from? If you guessed GT you win!

“Trump, who was mockingly called by Chinese netizens an "American comedian" with his Chinese nicknames "Chuan Jianguo" (meaning "Trump builds China" in Chinese) and "Dong Wang" (meaning a man self-claimed as a king who "knows everything"), was the hottest public figure on Weibo in 2020 for having the most hot topics on the trending list.”

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Posted in: Harris accuses China of intimidation in disputed seas See in context

WilliB

Harris can "accuse" the CCP in some speech in Singapore, but the fact is that if you read the CCP mouthpiece "Global Times", you will see that the CCP is in fact gloating about the weakness and incompetence of the Biden administration.

As they did about the Trump administration, the Obama administration, the Clinton administration, and the (fill in the blank) administration. Remember, you’re talking about the Global Times!

/smh

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Posted in: Texas Democrats continue holdout, don’t show for new session See in context

Nothing at all intellectual about bailing on a bill that you know that will inevitably pass. Yeah, makes perfect sense. Lol

Sounds like the group in the Senate that is trying to delay vote on the infrastructure package, doesn’t it?

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Posted in: Court denies Belarus sprinter's legal bid to run in Olympics See in context

garypen

Yes, I can certainly agree with that!!

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Posted in: Court denies Belarus sprinter's legal bid to run in Olympics See in context

@Matej

i’ve tried to understand your comment but really can’t understand what you want to say! I assume your using devushka in the Russian sense but after that I’m lost. It almost certainly seems I completely disagree with you but would like to understand what your trying, and failing, to say before I do.

Could you try again, perhaps with the help of a friend that speaks English?

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

@Commodore Perry Today  10:19 am JST

CNN viewers will be upset about my first comment, but reality is reality.

I don’t watch much CNN or FOX but I think that everyone, with the possible exception of some Orange Cult members, know your first comment is demonstrably false and just a poor attempt to spread misinformation. /smh

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Posted in: Top court says laws requiring married couples to have same surname constitutional See in context

Back when I married, a Japanese woman was not allowed to change her name when marrying a foreigner.

Correct, if she wanted to change her name she had to go to family court or it was not possible.

Until the 90s if a foreigner was naturalized they had to choose a Japanese name that could be written in Yamato kanji. Fortunately that has passed and a foreign name in kana is acceptable now.

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Posted in: COVID-19 turnabout—pandemic in Japan unexpectedly revives, instead of exterminates, a dying art See in context

Actually licensed radio operators have increased in most countries during the pandemic. The US has over 800,000 licensed Amateur Radio Ops and increasing, faster than Japan by the way. India has also seen a large increase. It’s a hobby, socially distanced by design, and has little to do with cell phones or the the internet, which most vies as tools…

It certainly has nothing to do with “not adapting to modern living” in any country!

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Posted in: Chinese envoy to Japan calls Quad grouping 100% outdated See in context

I mean who could trust a country that has zero poverty, high home ownership, happy citizens and a hugely popular government, right?

Doesn’t sound like the China I lived in at all!

Zero poverty? Happy Citizens? Hugely popular government? Home ownership is quite high, even if it’s for reasons that are much different from other countries I’ll agree to that one. I guess 1 out of 4 isn’t so bad when talking about the CCP.

The “army” is out in mass today! lol

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Posted in: Pipeline hack fuels gas crunch; U.S. suspects Russian origins See in context

Oh, and speaking of those year’s wasn’t that during the time Republicans had Nixon and Ford running thing? 

Carter was President, nice try.

Sorry, I lived too and it started with the oil embargos around 72/73 when Nixon was president and continued through the successive Ford administration. Carter became president in 1977.

Nice try though...

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Posted in: Pipeline hack fuels gas crunch; U.S. suspects Russian origins See in context

@Bass

Here we go, it's like back in 1976 with the gas shortages along the East Coast and Biden has just dug a bigger hole for himself politically

I’m not sure how this is like the oil/gas shortages of the 70’s, but OK...

Oh, and speaking of those year’s wasn’t that during the time Republicans had Nixon and Ford running thing? Good thing that a Democrat took over in 1977 and got things back on track, at least as far as the gas shortages.

Still don’t see how this relates to Biden though as the causes, and solutions, were entirely different.

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Posted in: U.S. states scale back vaccine orders as interest in shots wanes See in context

The only thing he achieved in his first 100 days is the failure of the vaccinations and stunting the growth of the economy he inherited.

lol Do you actually believe that?

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Posted in: Man arrested after spitting on store manager who asked him to wear mask See in context

You’re right, not 30 times!

Actually, according to worldmeters, the deaths/1M in Japan is 74. In SD it’s 2,192. That’s only 29.6 times Japan’s death rate. Certainly not 30 times! /s

Seapig, If I had that much trouble reading statistics, Id keep my mouth shut.

I would certainly suggest that you follow your own advice, Bob. It seems quite sound.

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Posted in: What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan? See in context

Does any of this make sense?

They also argue that jumping bail is not a crime under Japanese law. That is technically accurate,

Japanese prosecutors say they have enough evidence to convict the Taylors.

If convicted, the Taylors face up to three years in prison and a fine of up to 300,000 yen.

They were arrested for something that “technically isn’t a crime” but prosecutors say they have enough evidence of that non-crime to convict them.

Sounds like a fishing expedition to me...

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Posted in: 2 American men wanted for aiding Ghosn's escape arrive in Japan See in context

will not be indicted immediately but will likely face charges after an investigation is concluded.

So it means they were extradited without any charges even being filed against them?

It will be interesting to see what charge the prosecutors eventually make.

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Posted in: Biden says decision on Tokyo Olympics has to be based on science See in context

@kurisupisu

Which home center -please share!

Saw PCR test kits at Costco. A bit over ¥7,000, I think.

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