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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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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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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Which home center -please share!
Saw PCR test kits at Costco. A bit over ¥7,000, I think.
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"Japan urges China to ensure new coast guard law follows int'l law".
Akie must be insinuating that China won’t follow int’l law anyway so it’s a waste of time urging them to do so
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@ Lamilly you said if she was keeping the pension she would have kept up with the rent. That is 100% your own assumption and is not based in any evidence or fact. She could keep the pension and spend it on alcohol or Pachinko or host clubs. Or maybe she took it out the money and threw it in the street.
Actually that she was getting a pension is also an assumption because it doesn’t say that in the article. The article does say the mother was “thought to be” around 60 at the time of death. From that one could also assume that she was too young and not yet receiving a pension. A lot of missing fact here...
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Oh, with a following of over 120 million, he should, he really should.
If he has over 120M followers why did on 70M vote for him? Are you/he claiming the other 50+M were stolen?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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@ 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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@ 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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"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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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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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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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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