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Posted in: City's quit-smoking program proving a hit during pandemic See in context

Researchers reported years ago that about 1 in 5 of both smokers and non-smokers became occupied by nicotine after 1 hour of exposure to secondhand smoke.

Nicotine addicts are dangerous for us all.

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Posted in: Chinese media, HK gov't lash out at at Trump's pledge of curbs, sanctions See in context

@voiceofokinawa

OK, very dramatic, you write- ''it's certain that Hong Kong was forcefully seized from China like a child was kidnapped by a kidnapper.'' (笑)

I'm simply saying that The Qing dynasty ceded Hong Kong to the British Empire in 1842 through the treaty of Nanjing, ending the First Opium War.

AND

The Qing dynasty Died in 1911. ROC formed in 1911 and it is the direct successor of Qing. Yes! Taiwan is the ROC. The PRC was formed in 1949 and they are NOT THE PARENTS OF HONG KONG.

These are historical facts.

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Posted in: Chinese media, HK gov't lash out at at Trump's pledge of curbs, sanctions See in context

Taiwan is not a territory. Taiwan is The Republic of China. This false narrative that the Communist are the 'real' China is unfortunate. Taiwan has never been a territory of the PROC, never.

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Posted in: Chinese media, HK gov't lash out at at Trump's pledge of curbs, sanctions See in context

@xin xin

Exactly!

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Posted in: Chinese media, HK gov't lash out at at Trump's pledge of curbs, sanctions See in context

@voiceofokinawa

Hong Kong is not the child of Communist PROC. It's simply not. If we must make a parents, child analogy then Hong Kong would be the child of Taiwan ROC. Taiwan is the Republic of China and this is a fact of history. Just as an FYI, the Hong Kong people speak Cantonese which is not the official language of the PROC, which is Mandarin. The Chinese in San Francisco speak Cantonese also and... they are not the children of Communist PROC either.

Taiwan and the entire China Sea is next.

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Posted in: Chinese media, HK gov't lash out at at Trump's pledge of curbs, sanctions See in context

If it was not for the Trump leadership, the regular people of HK would quietly be smashed as the elites of the world continue to profit in whatever way is necessary. Where is Europe, who's side are they on? Why is this issue being watered down and being presented as a like or dislike of Trump issue?

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Posted in: Cloth mask deliveries to begin Friday under controversial Abe initiative See in context

"Abenomask", wonderful. Humans are such smart@sses. (笑). Our institutions are failing us and I'm not certain how 'the people' are going to respond.

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Posted in: The customers Japanese convenience store clerks hate the most See in context

Fun fact, I can usually make friends with the konbini staff by saying, 日本人は意地悪。They laugh, we talk in English for a bit. Customers in Japan could be a bit nicer.

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Posted in: Taxi firm fires entire workforce; says drivers better off collecting unemployment See in context

Too bad they killed other ride services. Uber would be handy to have...

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Posted in: Google releases location data to show if coronavirus lockdowns working in 131 countries See in context

For all the frantic effort to coordinate life-saving work around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the digital age finds itself hampered in one very specific respect: information. Teams of artificial intelligence researchers are trying to bring decades of technology to bear on the problem of diagnosing and treating the disease, but the data they need to develop their software programs is scattered around the globe, making it practically inaccessible.

We need today solutions for today's problems.

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Posted in: Google releases location data to show if coronavirus lockdowns working in 131 countries See in context

Orwellian- Really? Why, I'll assume it's a blend of '1984' and 'Animal Farm a fairy story' that we fear. These are yesterday's fiction and do not apply to what google does 'today'.

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Posted in: Koizumi, wife have baby boy See in context

Environment Minister is worried that his absence from his task will do what exactly? What could possibly be so urgent that Japan, the World environment needs him to be at work. What an ego! I hope in fatherhood he learns to love someone more than himself, I hope his child teaches him to truly give to another human. His time is what his children will cherish and he seems to be unaware of this. Poor man... bad role models and crazy indoctrination have clearly effected his 'value system'. Good luck and enjoy this very short widow of time you have. My great aunt advised me to ''love'em while they are little because someone else will love'em when they are older''.

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Posted in: Japan's Nov current account surplus rises 75% on falling energy prices See in context

And the average Japanese worker continues to need 100% of monthly income to sustain a moderate lifestyle. Measurements... whatever, rigged game.

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Posted in: Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian jetliner See in context

I'm really confused by Tehran's actions: 1) Inflame the passion of the masses and create riot like hysteria that results in Iranian deaths as people are trampled. 2) Waste a few missiles that you fire into Iraq's airspace, hitting nothing. 3) Blow up a private commercial airline filled with Iranian family members that live abroad.

How many more Iranian people must die for the government to be satisfied with it's revenge on the devil. Good grief...

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Posted in: Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian jetliner See in context

Mistake? OK... Crazy world though, not 100% certain that there was not someone on that plane that powerful forces in Tehran wanted dead.

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Posted in: 5,000 sprint for title of Lucky Man See in context

Billy Beane: "The problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams, and there are poor teams. Then there's 50 feet of crap. And then there's us. It's an unfair game."

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Posted in: Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return See in context

What? Good Grief?

Climate change is a liberal conspiracy!

This is exactly why we need major cities of the world to burn, sink and flood. The truth is that most people seem to believe or at least support the belief that humans have nothing to do with putting our planets inhabitants at extream risk of death and extinction. This comment bothers me no more than the bamboo straw, paper bag instead of plastic or Save the World profiting that is happening while 'the woke' media feeds a new religion to the consumer masses.

I'm old enough to remember when we started to realize what we were doing to the planet and we seem to be unable to stop. The 'World' does not need saving, it's existence is not dependent on mammals. Even mammals that have convinced themselves that they are chosen by god.

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa giving away ¥1 bil in 'social experiment' See in context

Fish? The Royals of the world can't fish, just about all the founding fathers of the USA must not be able to fish either. Speaking of America, FDR and JFK, well.

Hmmm. Smells fishy. It's a stupid indoctrination that has been fead to the working class for decades. The facts are that income stability creates stability and in stability humans thrive.

Inflation? More bull than fact. The logic is that tax cuts for the wealthy is a stimulus to the economy but when that money is given to the working class, they all run out and buy, buy, buy. They are just too stupid to invest. Hmmm. And, the wealthy somehow are all experts on the economy. You know, Paris Hilton, Kardashian's, Prince Andrew, etc.

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Posted in: McConnell: GOP will start impeachment trial, delay witnesses See in context

No matter what former National Security Adviser John Bolton says about being willing to testify under subpoena from the Senate, it is likely the White House would invoke executive privilege to try to prevent his testimony.

What's more, if he's so interested in telling his story now, why does he need to wait for a subpoena? Bolton could simply write down everything he knows and send it to Congress right now if he wanted. But he hasn't done that, I suspect because he wants the appearance of looking like he wants to talk without the actual responsibility of doing it.

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Posted in: McConnell: GOP will start impeachment trial, delay witnesses See in context

Given the hyper partisan nature of this impeachment against Trump, McConnell's offer for the Clinton rules should have been greeted by Democrats with open arms. But instead they have demanded to treat a Republican president different from the way a Democratic president was treated not so long ago under the guise of producing a fair trial. The Democratic Party has failed, they do not represent anyone, they represent the party and the elites who fund it.

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Posted in: U.S. strike on Iran could have consequences in North Korea See in context

William Blum former US State Dpt official spent his life exposing USA's murderous foreign policy.

No one in thier right mind would describe Bill Blum this way. A quick wiki check will explain exactly who Mr. Blum was and why he wrote the sorts of things he wrote.

As far as Communist China and Mao. I'm fairly certain the USA alliance at the time was with the ROC, not the PROC. The world turned it's back on Taiwan, not the USA.

Bill Blum, narrow reading list always make facts seem simple.

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Posted in: U.S. strike on Iran could have consequences in North Korea See in context

USA soldiers die to protect the energy (oil) supply of allied nations. I hope that in my lifetime this will change. America has energy, we don't have to import it.

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Posted in: U.S. strike on Iran could have consequences in North Korea See in context

Commander Soleimani was a military target who has engaged USA troops on several occasions. The US Military eliminated him from the battle field as the USA Sovereign Embassy in Iraq was being attacked by forces that at the very least are loyal to Commander Soleimani and possible under his dirrect command.

The Commander and Chief of the USA Military was briefed by Senior Members of his Civilian and Military staff and asked to make a 'command' decision on this engagement.

As an American, I have 'ZERO' isses with these facts.

As for North Korea, it possess very little threat to the USA Military (by very little, I mean none).

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Posted in: Toyota to build prototype city of the future in Japan See in context

If Japan is able to tranfrom to a hydrogen based energy economy it would go a long way toward reducing carbon (if they make the hydrogen cleanly) and more importantly, it will 100% remove energy (oil, natural gas, coal, etc) as something the nation imports. Lithium ion batteries (Tesla) is not the answer. They will never be used for plans, ships, trains etc. Batteries are stuck with the fact that bigger energy consumption requires bigger batteries. You know AAA, AA, C, D, etc.

Exciting times. We are both on the edge of extinction and truly making clean energy.

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Posted in: Japan-U.S. trade deal to enter into force Wednesday See in context

Everything sold in Japan is inflated by Tariffs and profiting by Japanese companies that have no competition as a result. Sad...

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Posted in: Australian PM defends response as weather brings respite in fires See in context

WilliB:

Yes, we humans include humans who live in Africa and humans who live in whatever your definition of a 'socialist economy' is. Why would you assume otherwise? Humans... get it?

So, as long as 'WE' define success as the collection and consumption of things, we'll--- it's over. Bamboo straws, energy-saving light bulbs, lithium batteries, paper instead of plastic, etc. will do nothing and that's why nothing has been accomplished. Our very way of life, the way we reward behavior or even think about reward/aka: money, gold, wealth has to change. BUT here we are, misunderstanding the word 'HUMAN', it's over...

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Posted in: Australian PM defends response as weather brings respite in fires See in context

More noise that solves nothing. We humans have created consumption based economy that chews up every possible resource as we buy, pollute and destroy. Today, it's the electric car! LOL, sure 100 of millions new cars will fix??? Nothing.

This PM, the USA President are not the problem or the solutions to the fact that the earth may just become a place that no longer supports mammals.

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Posted in: Japan earmarks ¥1.78 bil to boost promotion of sake See in context

Lowering taxes? LOL, Japanese alcohol is already cheaper abroad. Japan needs to lower taxes on alcohol imported into Japan to stimulate domestic sales and discourage the inflated domestic brands from coordination of hyper profiting.

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Posted in: The hell of adult bullying See in context

I assume that there are no laws that severely punish companies who allow a hostile workplace. Too bad, Japan is a confusing place for me at times.

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Posted in: 1 dead, 14 in hospital in Tokyo after choking on 'mochi' See in context

Good grief? Every year... OK, public health alert. You have a 1 in a 130,000,000 chance of death if you eat mochi. Come'on...

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