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Posted in: French presidential campaign spotlights Muslim headscarves See in context

Don't like head scarves? Don't colonize them.

And, oh, tell everyone loudly that you are against religion.

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Posted in: Iran's president vows to continue nuclear activities See in context

As odious as all nuclear weapons are, to be fair one has to remember several things. There has been no proof of Iran developing nuclear weapons. Israel and the US may claim it, but have not offered any proofs and the lies about Iraqi WMDs makes them suspect anyhow. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me again shame on me.

What's more, and as much as I loath to say it because I despise war and nuclear weapons included, Japan refuses to condemn nuclear weapons or even join in the fight against them and US remains the only country to have used this weapon... so no authority to condemn anyone else even if the Iranians decided to have one.

Now if only everyone and everybody, including US and Japan, would join with people like Setsuko Thurlow we would have a more sane planet.

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Posted in: Russia says it will scale back military operations near Kyiv See in context

Firstly, this is the same Russia that mockingly insisted it will not invade up until the day it invaded.

Secondly, and this is incredible, Trump yesterday asked Russia to release dirt on Biden. Shameful. He hates his own country.

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Posted in: Increasing momentum toward re-opening of borders and relaxing travel restrictions See in context

It will be thanks to vaccines, those who became vaccinated and public health measures if the world is opening up.

Thanks to all respective governments and all those who followed scientific advice.

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Posted in: Google to overhaul ad tracking system on Android devices See in context

Been using startpage instead of Google for years... and element blockers as my browser extension

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Posted in: Google pushes new plan to overhaul web-tracking cookies See in context

The very least one could do nowadays is to delete cookies manually often as well as set your browser to automatically delete all cookies when you close your browser.

Add the Ghostery blocker to your browser and set it to 'no notification' so it silently blocks many other types of trackers as well.

These are simple actions.

Facebook (even this website, like every other commercial one out there, has Facebook trackers that light up my Ghostery) and Google (especially via people logged into Gmail), etc. will continue to track you, but less effectively and incompletely.

As others have suggested, a VPN is another more advanced way to protect your privacy. Best would be to not have a Facebook account so you are never logged in.

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Posted in: Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask? See in context

I'll keep breathing the way nature intended.

Thanks for the tip though.

Ignorant comment of the month.

Let me guess: you are a nudist and walk around naked ... you know ... with additional protection as required by cold or hot blazing weather... you know... "the way nature intended"

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Posted in: McDonald's potato imports disruption spurs fries war in Japan See in context

There are so many better options out there why would anyone still go to McDonalds?*

By the way, below standard sanitation-wise as well.

*except salarymen sleeping there overnight of course

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Posted in: Anime classic 'Akira' suddenly becomes free to watch, in its entirety, on YouTube See in context

I like this anime. Have for years. I shudder that (as usual) Hollywood is remaking it.


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Posted in: Fauci says U.S. should consider vaccine mandate for domestic air travel See in context

I just did a search on the net and Canada has such a mandate already in place and there are no complications or "logistical" issues... it makes sense.

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Posted in: U.S. forces in Japan begin pre-departure virus tests of personnel See in context

The military has to do a better job educating it's people! Otherwise, keep them all on base!

> This is the US military you are commenting on... you are assuming anyone there is aware of an issue and, if they are, is capable of educating.

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Posted in: U.S. forces in Japan begin pre-departure virus tests of personnel See in context

Has anyone watched Okinawa Afterburn? it gives good context to this story actually.

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Posted in: All U.S. forces in Japan exempted from virus tests since Sept: Hayashi See in context

No surprise here.

The same way the Japanese in Korea would not ask the Koreans for their opinions, laws or local customs, the American master does not bow to Japanese regulations.

The LDP relationship with the US is a French maid's to her 'madam'

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Posted in: U.S. trade deficit with Japan shrinks 23.2% in October See in context


US typically pays a country to have bases there (Philippines used to be a good example) or would call it awash in the name of mutual security.

Being in Japan is strategic to US interests yet the government announced Japan would pay even more to the Americans going forward.

And still the Americans tell Japan it needs to pay more on multiple fronts, limit its exports, accept products that have no market and contribute more to all sorts of funds.

.... Japan is such a good docile boy to father

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Posted in: Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief and former IOC member convicted of extortion, dies See in context

This guy was cautioned.. and several years later promoted!


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Posted in: Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief and former IOC member convicted of extortion, dies See in context

Corruption is endemic in African and many other developing countries

are you trying to say japan is a developing country? Or you forget that the head of Japan's bid team was caught funneling funds to Singapore? Or that the story involves Japan paying bribes?

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Posted in: Metal bottle falls from U.S. Marine Osprey onto residence in Okinawa See in context

LDP looked up and thought it was a gift from the gods..

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Posted in: Tokyo ranked 3rd most attractive city in Global Power Index See in context

Should they include natural disaster likelihood in the rankings?

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Posted in: Japan to release hundreds of thousands of kiloliters of reserve oil See in context

Drop a bomb (or two) on a country and they become your colony.

"Not an option..."

McDonald's franchise in Tokyo has more self-determination and sovereignty from McDonald's Japan than LDP has from the American 'ambassador '

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Posted in: First convictions in Japan handed down to YouTube movie recap posters See in context

Never forget: corporations are more important than people... humans should not go up against corporations.

These guys should do a lesser crime next time, like defraud a family member or stalk a co-worker.

Actually, what am l saying? Everyone knows that corporations are people... so never-mind.


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Posted in: Vaccine zone: Djokovic remains in question for Aussie Open See in context

and covid 19 is stronger this year than last when no vaccines had been given out.

Whats your point again

Wrong Bob, less people dying and less people hospitalized *

Both in absolute numbers and as a proportion of population

However you are right that we need to get the little scared boys to get vaccines so we have less chances to bump into the virus courtesy of these guys

PS I noticed you did not comment on the statement that the unvaccinated are stronger

*this information not available to you on your medical journal or choice... Instagram????

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Posted in: Iran agrees to restart nuclear talks as pressure grows See in context

Americans tear up an agreement they signed that was a UN treaty and go around the world preaching "rule of the Law "

You can't make this stuff up.

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Posted in: What’s the latest advice on the type of mask I should wear? See in context

And what does this supposed to mean?

It means 2 things:

He is a right-winger uninterested in science and

He leaves strict instructions when having surgery that the surgeon and the nurses are not to wear masks during the operation because everyone knows it is just a gimmick (he saw that on YouTube).

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Posted in: What’s the latest advice on the type of mask I should wear? See in context

You're welcome to parrot the "consensus," as you like to call it. But this virus has spread like wildfire despite mask

Indeed who needs consensus when we have scienticians like Donald Trump followers to tell us science is wrong and we should all not walk far lest we fall off the edge of the world.

Keep getting your, er, information from your Facebook feed.

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Posted in: 'Dune' director longing for sequel See in context

Sequels are some kind of a disease. Don't blame the industry for them of course. Those mansions don't pay for themselves, but why do audiences never learn? It is not good to feed the junkie.

Prime example: Blade Runner 2049

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Posted in: Japan detects suspected Chinese submarine near southern island See in context


I agree with you. The US disengaging from a losing battle makes it stronger and not weaker, but the Middle East is also in Asia.

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Posted in: Stricter COVID-19 measures introduced in 8 more prefectures in Japan See in context

ROFL (if this whole virus had a funny side)

And people like to keep saying left-wing governments are incompetent!!

Japanese "state of emergency" = best wishes/hopes and prayers

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Posted in: Volunteer effort See in context

Could someone explain this to me?

$15 billion spent on the Olympics, $4.5 billion is American network NBC's outlay and then there is Eurosport and the Japanese consortium of channels, RAI, CBC, ZDF bla bla bla and....

They cant pay people!?!?

It's not like The Olympics are non-profit

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Posted in: Ex-AKB48 star Oshima, Japanese actor Hayashi to marry See in context

Man, I'd hate to marry a Japanese "idol". Imagine all the things she had to err "do" to get to that position.

> Pray tell us what you have against working hard, having talent and looks, being competitive and making it.

Congratulations to the couple. Many men would be jealous.

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Posted in: Action star Steven Seagal gives samurai sword to Venezuela's Maduro See in context

@ Peter, that movie was already done. It was called Spy.

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