Waste of time and energy. These clowns should be focusing on getting money to the needy, supporting the states in their pandemic efforts and looking at ways of otherwise helping the economy. Instead they are engaged in silly political gestures.
Orange is not a clear and present danger. He is almost gone.
Us politics is broken and its politicians are more useless and corrupt and self serving than they have ever been.
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Suganomics are working. Plus the virus.
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"economic stimulus plan". = borrow more, print more, shovel more to his cronies and special interest groups.
One reason the markets all going crazy and speculative bubbles in Bitcoin and the like is purely due to this egregious money printing and slack fiscal policy.
Wonder if he will keep any of his promises around reversing tax cuts and the like.
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Posted in: The more people earn, the greater their rate of spending on entertainment and leisure like overseas trips. I suspect cash has been spent instead on luxury goods. The coronavirus pandemic isn't an economic crisis where money disappears. See in context
Crass comments by an our of touch economist. Just because luxury goods are still selling and the stock markets are going ever upwards doesn't mean no pain. People not working surely means less productivity. And people not going out surely means less money in the pockets of those who service them.
The bill for the current hysteria is in the mail.
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Never mind. Plenty of other places to express views without being censored. Even JT.
Will be ironic when the backlash comes and censorship cuts the other way.
Social media always was an accident waiting to happen, amplifying the worst in both individual users and the various power structures that have an interest in it
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Meh. Lebanon ain’t ever letting him be prosecuted abroad.
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Now that Orange is going and the Paris Accord is back in play, this will soon rectify itself.
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Get Jacinda Ardern over pronto
Shut it all downKeep calm and carry on.
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If we leave them alone then less chance of contagion.
These people should be looking at disease research labs as a vector rather than poor wild animals.
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Only way Japan can get closer is by moving into the West Wing.
I guess TPP could be back on the cards.
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Ridiculous article. Rona will never be eliminated and as soon as restrictions on travel etc relax cases will flare up again.
Plus little mention of economic impact, beyond the house price thing.
As for vaccine certification, how is that going to work?
And all for a disease that still has a pretty specific impact group and an otherwise pretty low mortality rate....
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Another piece of evidence that there is no real way to prevent this virus running its course. It will likely be with us forever, like the seasonal flu. Vaccine and improved therapeutics will make it less scary, but will likely never eliminate it.
One day I suppose it will no longer be the scary monster that it has been over the last 9 months.
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At least they didn't find an unopened egg.....
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Meanwhile, a sea change in Washington is fast approaching after an election that was, in large part, a referendum on the Trump administration’s handling of the virus. President-elect Joe Biden has made clear that his first priority will be a comprehensive and disciplined effort to defeat the outbreak.
I am on the edge of my seat waiting for the new approach.
Joe's speech a moment ago was a bit worrying though. constant coughing and missing his words. Hope the Rona doesn't get him before he gets it.......
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Hehe. I guess he felt tnat at least some of the country should be safe in his hands.
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Yes a bit over them. The virus is just not lethal enough in the general population for the level of hysteria and endless media coverage it gets.
Not to say the way it has been dealt with is great either, but media frenzy just doesn't help the authorities to make rational and sensible decisions.
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Cruises are likely to be the last thing people will feel safe on. I see a number of the big cruise line stocks have almost doubled in the few weeks since vaccine euphoria took over. My guess is they will be hard hit by this and ongoing nervousness about US sailings.
Personally wouldn't even go on one pre-Covid, but they were wildly popular....
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I don't understand why so much emphasis is being placed on Biden's ability to "do something" when in reality he can't do that much. The ability to act is almost entirely in state and city authorities. Look at what he is saying
Please wear a mask
Please accept the vaccinePlease open the schools
someone show how this is any different from that Orange's team were doing and advocating. In fact the vaccine would likely still be in early trials iif not for Orange's Covid task force......
Poor the USA that they had these 2 old white men to choose from. And really poor the USA that they chose this particular relic.
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What a silly article. Whoever wrote this is a deluded believer in the whole Russia myth. Russia is a second rate power - sure it has nukes but so what. No rational actor is ever going to use them anyway.
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Governors and mayors ALWAYS have that obligation. That is the point. what exactly do you think the federal government has the power to do?
Anyway, the fact that California has been in some kind of lockdown sine March and is still having this spike tells you a lot.
Must be all od the Trump rallies and supporters causing this......
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Some of these are absolutely excellent. And there are many others not in the guide that are also superb. Tokyo is a foodie's paradise. One of the many reasons I still love living here.
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Suganomics working already.
And the hard work of the younger generation doing hourly work for minimum wage.
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Yes they look good for their age and yes it is nice that they continue to do what they enjoy doing. For my taste the little bit of theirs I have heard is pretty meh.
Ringo was better as the narrator on Thomas the Tank Engine.
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All interesting debate about stats, but surely the point is that if there are many unrecorded cases but no one knows - not the authorities, not the infected people, then so what?
Chances are this is the same as we are now learning that the virus may have been around for as lot longer than previously thought but no one knew.
Anyway, my lock it down comment notwithstanding, still seems to me the virus has been far less harmful here - in many ways - than in other countries, especially ikn Europe and Americas.
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Agree, this wouldn't fly outside Japan.
And I bet sometime someone notices and takes offence. Like when that bloke out of One Direction wore a Kyokujitsu-ki t shirt.
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Not black but certainly seen as having a bit of "Indio" in him.
Many countries in Latin and South America are pretty blatant in their stratification along racial lines.
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Shut it all down.
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I am not hoping for change. biden is the one who keeps saying that he represents a change in approach.
Your view of the last 4 years is certainly one perspective. However looking at the list of Biden appointees I would say we are in for more of the same then.
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