JBird comments

Posted in: Pence's chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus See in context

so wheres the link? mine says nothing about stay home.

You do realize that essential workers have a different standard, dont you?

And there’s the problem, essential worker!

The Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors and essential workers. Campaigning by the VP is not included anywhere and, since Pence isn’t classified as an essential worker by Trump’s own directive he is supposed to quarantine for 14 days. Trump is again moving the goal posts to fit what he wants, the hell with everyone else!

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Posted in: Trump records show Chinese business pursuits and bank account: New York Times See in context

You have to have a local bank account if you want to do any onshore business there. By law. 


This says a lot more though!

It is Trump, however, who maintained an office in China during his first run for president, and partnered with a major government-controlled company

But since Trump seems to be a government-controlled (CCP, that is) president then it makes perfect sense.

He knows he’s losing the race and with nothing else he is resorting to scandals, not to help himself but to try and damage his opponent.

Lock him up! Lock him up!

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Posted in: Trump sets hectic campaign pace as his party frets See in context

And even Trump said in Georgia that "maybe I'll have to leave the country" if Biden wins 

Going to visit Snowden?

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Posted in: Trump, Biden plan dueling town halls instead of scrapped debate See in context

I'd bet my last dime Trump's townhall gets more participants and viewership than Biden's.

I think you’re right.

The Nuremberg rallies were pretty popular in their day too. 

You're saying Trump is Hitler. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.


I don’t think he’s saying Trump is Hitler. He’s just saying Trump is a wannabe and is using the same tactics.

Trump-Pence 2020 landslide defeat!

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Posted in: Trump returns to White House See in context

Mr. Trump is being treated with dexamethasone, a powerful steroid recommended for use to treat severe cases of COVID-19. The drug can carry serious psychological side effects, but Conley said the president has not exhibited any of them yet.

I found this statement by Trump’s doctor interesting. Especially the last sentence.

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Posted in: Biden: Trump ignores pandemic, stokes unrest, solves neither See in context

Trump’s advisers hope that his stance – which includes falsely accusing Biden of wanting to “defund the police” — shifts attention away from the pandemic

Even though the false “defund the police” allegation has been throughly debunked and, in to put it bluntly, another outright lie by the Trump side they continue to use it at every opportunity. Sling enough **** & lies and hope that some stick. This seems to have become Trump’s main campaign tool, although he’s proven himself very adept at misleading through lies over the past 4 years...

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Posted in: Chinese envoy says Australia betrayed China for U.S. on virus See in context


The US is not an empire, what are you talking about.

There are many that would disagree with you. The US holds territories all over the world!

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Posted in: New travel curbs imposed as world tackles second COVID-19 wave See in context

Florida is case in point (pardon the pun). The state is well BELOW the national average in per capita deaths due to corona, especially compared to places like New York and New Jersey.

The article is talking about the current situation. The fact that Florida has the greatest number of active infections in the US right now, combined with an infection and death curve which very steep and doesn’t look like it will flatten any time soon, could have a lot to due with the state being “singled out” as you say.

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Posted in: U.S. says Ghosn's son paid $500,000 in cryptocurrency to man for escape from Japan See in context


Don't forget the [US] Feds are against him now. 

The Feds aren’t interested in Ghosn. The Taylors were arrested because Japan issued an arrest warrant and the US has an extradition treaty with Japan. The US feels required to do due diligence and take them into custody and, ultimately, decide to extradite or not extradite.

They’re not interested in Ghosn’s son either. They just brought up the payment to add weight to their argument that the Taylors not be granted bail since they have sufficient funds to flee.

In the end I think it’s 50/50 on the Taylors’ extradition. As far as Ghosn and/or his son there is nothing there for them and the FBI could care less!

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Posted in: Shootout at Chicago funeral leaves 14 wounded See in context

With a president that has a strategy of creating conflict and division it’s no wonder this type of tragedy has increased over the past three+ years. Add that to the leadership’s mismanagement during the pandemic, and the current 145,000 and increasing deaths one can only hope that a new administration will be able to recover. It’s almost certain that the detrimental effects of the Trump presidency will drag the US down for years to come.

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Posted in: Do you think not buying a Nissan car, even if you liked the design and other features, because of what happened to former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, is a rational decision? See in context


But that is also greatly influenced by what they haven’t done to others, and also the high probability of the company going bankrupt!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 75 coronavirus infections; drops below 100 for 1st time in 7 days See in context


While numerous people are still reporting on extreme difficulties in getting tested

I’ve seen no such reports. This wouldn’t be speculation on your part, would it? Source please.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 131 new coronavirus infections on Saturday See in context


Oh and @JBird please also compare the infections in children.

I didn’t compare infections in adults, I just stated that erbaviva’s post was factually incorrect.

I did mention that the US death toll from COVID-19, even with all the precautions, is double the highest estimate of influenza deaths already. You’ll notice I didn’t include anything about their ages.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 131 new coronavirus infections on Saturday See in context


A PhD does not make one a medical doctor and after reading all that you wrote all I can say, to quote a saying, is A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I can tell you’ve read a bit but truly understand very little.

There are many coronavirus, most are not dangerous, some cause a cold, others are more dangerous. They are similar to influenza virus (A & B) in that the have a single strand of RNA as their genome, but that is where the genomic similarity ends. I’m not sure what you were referring to concerning DNA. The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is certainly not an influenza virus.

In some cases a COVID-19 infection can cause cytokine storm, which is a dangerous overreaction of the immune system, but that doesn’t make COVID-19 an autoimmune disease.

In the US it is estimated that between 25,000 and 60,000 people died from the last large flu season. During the flu season nothing special was done to combat the epidemic. From COVID-19 the death toll has already passed 130,000, AND this is with lockdowns, testing, tracing, masks, etc, etc. AGAIN, this coronavirus IS NOT a flu virus, AND COVID-19 is not the flu!

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Posted in: Japan records 503 coronavirus infections on Wednesday; biggest daily jump since start of pandemic See in context

The early actions taken in Hokkaido seem to have successfully slowed the spread of infections there. Hokkaido reports 55 active cases with only 4 new infections yesterday!

Let’s hope that trend continues in Hokkaido and the situation elsewhere follows a similar trend after the latest action.

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Posted in: Japan records 503 coronavirus infections on Wednesday; biggest daily jump since start of pandemic See in context

@ Burning Bush

Ok, and how many have recovered?

100, 500, 1000?

New infections MINUS recovered cases would give us a clear picture of whether it's spreading or not.

New infections yesterday = 503

Total number of recovered since the beginning = 622

Yes, it’s spreading. And the rate is beginning to shoot up!

Please do a bit of research before posting your inaccuracies down playing the infection.

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Posted in: Japan's state of emergency is no lockdown. What is it? See in context

@ Burning Bush

The city of 14 million had 1,196 cases as of Tuesday, up from about 600 a week earlier.

To be accurate, this is the accumulated total from the very beginning, without recovered cases being removed from the figure. Most people infected in February have long since recovered and should be removed from that figure.

Sorry, but most people infected in February haven’t recovered, though nearly 30 have died.

Tokyo had only 52 COVID patients recover and be released. Subtracting both the recoveries and the deaths still gives 1,114 active cases and STILL shows an increase of nearly 600 new infections since last week!

The recent steep increase is what’s most troubling yet you still insist on down-playing the seriousness of this virus!

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Posted in: 21 aboard cruise ship off California test positive for coronavirus See in context

"We anticipate that they will be quarantined on the ship, they will not need to disembark."

Not sure who “we” are but sounds like Diamond Princess II if it turns out to be true.

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Posted in: Nissan files ¥10 bil damages suit against Ghosn See in context

The fact that Nissan announced this THE DAY BEFORE THEY WERE TO RELEASE THEIR EARNING REPORT says volumes, now doesn’t it?

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Posted in: Prosecutors probe 2 Americans for allegedly helping Ghosn escape See in context

Since the US is one of two countries that Japan has an extradition treaty with the prosecutors will just ask the the US to extradite them. They won’t ask Interpol for a red notice, especially after being embarrassed at the way it worked out with the Carole Ghosn. It must have really hurt to be told no.

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Posted in: Ghosn lawyers rebut new Nissan claims against fugitive exec See in context


Ghosn's lawyers already asked the prosecutors the reason Saikawa had not been charged similarly in summer last year. They must know why and just don't refer to it

I think everyone knows why,

This is Japan

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Posted in: Woman arrested for stabbing boyfriend in restaurant See in context

Woman arrested for stabbing boyfriend in restaurant

Headline could be better. Makes it sound like it was a poor choice of location that got her arrested.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors, Nissan call Ghosn's accusations baseless See in context

Another rich criminal evades justice.


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Posted in: Ghosn denies wrongdoing; says his arrest in Japan a conspiracy See in context

Funniest thing I've read this year, ROTFL...BAWAWAWAHAHA....challenge the system whikst hidling in a box...

The very fact that both the Prosecutors and MoJ stayed up to give rushed statements in the middle of the night shows how much Ghosn is rattling the system and also how they are reacting mostly to their loss of face. Reactions such as your also point to the real issue of how much the egg hurts.

I’m sure this story isn’t over yet and they’re be plenty more of the egg flying around. We can only hope it brings some positive change!

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Posted in: Not a Ghosn fan See in context

@ Peeping_Tom

It was already pointed out that the protester’s sign is dated 17 October. This was the date civil protests started in Lebanon brought by planned taxes on gasoline, tobacco and internet phone calls. On 17 October this had nothing to due with Ghosn skipping bail and flying to Lebanon.

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Posted in: Ghosn: A tycoon full of surprises See in context


"I won't settle in one place. I will travel all over the world. I cannot conceive of spending all my time in just one country,"

Ah, but he will now, with Lebanon being the one country without an extradition treaty with Japan.  

Lebanon being the one? country??

A bit of research before speaking goes a long way.

Actually he should be able to travel very freely since only the US and South Korea actually have extradition treaties with Japan for he has been accused of...

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Posted in: Ex-Apple executive joins startup aimed at banishing smartphone cables See in context

This is not sexist nor a politically correct point to make.

Absolutely sexist. What about differently gendered plugs and sockets?

What about bidirectional cables

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Posted in: Nissan names head of China business as new CEO See in context

...there will NEVER EVER be another CEO who is not Japanese.

The way Nissan is going there may never be ANY CEO again soon.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife denounces restrictions on contacts See in context

From the NYTimes...

In a translated court filing reviewed by The New York Times, prosecutors argued that Mrs. Ghosn should not be allowed to meet with her husband because she had disparaged the Japanese legal system. 

This is revenge instigated by the prosecutors, pure and simple.

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Posted in: Tokyo court retracts plan to start Ghosn's trial in Sept See in context

No it's Carlos, and he's innocent, it's the japanese judiciary system that is flawed say the "experts" posting comments...hahaha!

@Patrick Corsi

If you had been following this on JT I think you would have found that the two have become somewhat exclusive with most only hoping Ghosn gets s fair trail and the "system" is improved.

Ghosn has been accused of wrong doing and we've all see the same leaks BUT it should be up to a fair court to decide guilt, and until then he is considered innocent,

On the other hand the unfairness and mideaval practices of the prosecutors in our so called Japanese "justice" system are evident.

Ghosn may be guilty, as the prosecutors say, or innocent as he says, and that will (hopefully) come out in trail. One can only hope that this trail brings enough shame and pressure on our justice system that it can be changed and drug screaming into this century!

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