@Aly RustomToday 07:41 am JST
it would be nice to think so, but I don't think China is much concerned about anything but its own aims.... and if/when they do invade, interesting to watch how 'the world' reacts. "object in the strongest terms" would be the extent of it I expect. but I do hope you are right.....
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"3 Japan PM hopefuls urge elderly to" bend over.
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funny that people, everywhere, refer to "the outbreak of war".... as though it just sort of happens, like an 'outbreak' of a virus.... a species-wide case of dissociative disorder, my view....
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my oh my..... how tacky is that! unbeleeevable.
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leave me out of it thanx （＾＿－）
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governmentS, via the Meeja, are really ramping up the old China-Paranoia-Response lately.... wonder what it is they want to distract people from.....
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so many numbers bandied about these days that I've no idea what's really what.... for e.g., is this 50% of the population? or 50% of the vaccine-eligible age-range population? why not give a definitive number? spin and obfuscation abounds.
and why always compare to other places? irrelevant, my view.
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local cafés and restaurants here in Onjuku installed entranceway temperature-gadgets months and months and months ago, and automatic hand-disinfectant dispensers, require patrons to wear masks and space themselves appropriately..... but no booze. which affects their business no end and I suppose the vestiges of life and enterprise here will further erode.... certification? just more cityhall paperwork. hopeless. and sad.
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"I have spent the past year worrying about the difficulties and hardships that many people are going through," and I'm going to donate the ¥150 million yen my daughter has renounced, and sell off my jewelry and etc in order to help out all those poor subjects that I'm so concerned about.
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no idea as to the safety level of all this.... but.... if it's 'safe', why have they been storing the stuff all these years rather than just letting it run into the surrounding sea and/or land?
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“We are in paradise,” said one of those fans, Andrea Williams, who is all for the region continuing to defy the federal government and maintain strict border restrictions that keep it separated from the pandemic raging in large parts of the rest of Australia
with the exception of sports stars and officials of course, who seem to jet about the planet pretty-much as usual.... a new branch of the elite....
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"roadmap to freedom" ???? dear oh dear oh dear!!!!! do they really think people swallow their crap?
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whoever 'wins' this contest, I expect an all-time low voter turnout in the next general election.... even lower than usual that's to say. not that our illustrious leaders care, they'll just go on with their political theatrics.... just like everywhere!
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dumb! more and more people will more and more ignore the 'rules', I think.....
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bet the Taliban are quaking in their sandals....
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glad I don't live there....
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The three-member team will
spend 14 days in quarantine and then
meet with officials in Tokyo and travel to the Fukushima Daiichi plant to discuss technical details with experts
until Friday, IAEA and Japanese officials said.
...oh, they must mean Friday the 24th....
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it could be stretched by about one month to allow his successor as leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, to be chosen Sept 29, to decide when the measure ends.
how very convenient for them.... I can't decide if the S of E is a farce, or a quasi-farce...
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During the port call, the around 1,240 crew members will not disembark from the warship, according to the Yokosuka city office
according to a friend in SK, when the ship berthed in Busan recently, there was an onboard 'Covid-Incident', and those partying on shore were recalled to the ship.....
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hospitalized despite not being in a "serious condition."
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did the ambulance have to drive from hospital to hospital looking for a free bed?
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do they word the charge "suspicion of attempted robbery" I wonder. always seems a strange locution. a charge of 'attempted robbery' makes sense to me, but a charge of 'suspicion....' ? anyone know? lost in translation?
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Over nine days, government ministries, indigenous groups and NGOs -- backed by a network of 16,000 scientists -- will hammer out conservation proposals that could help set the agenda at critical upcoming UN summits on food systems, biodiversity and climate change.
carbon footprint much? dear oh dear!
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well that's good then..... so we can scratch this morning's:
"very difficult" to lift a COVID-19 state of emergency on its planned Sept 12 expiry date, as the country is still struggling to contain surging coronavirus infections and strains on the medical system.
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category 4 storm, roofs flying off, things crashing about.... I know, let's go out and take selfies and stuff for Twitter
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