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Posted in: One last look See in context

It would have been safer to just let the fans in the stadium and space them out.

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Posted in: Tokyo counts cost of $15 billion pandemic Olympics See in context

Greece went bankrupt also due to the Olympics cost.

Japan has a 5.5 trillion dollar economy. 25 billion amortized over 10 years is a rounding error.

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Posted in: Measures that made Tokyo Olympics possible also left public disconnected See in context

This was an awesome olympics! If it had fans, it would be one of the greatest. So much drama and poignant moments. It even had a defection by an athlete.

Some of my favorite memories include Dean Boxall's pelvic thrusting, Warholm's record-breaking OMG moment and look of disbelief, Joker's epic meltdown at Ariake stadium, the high-jumpers sharing their gold medals, athletes putting medals on each other, etc. There were so many moments.

I said this before the games started but sports fans in Japan are really going to regret missing out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness greatness in person. Suga and Koike's original plan of letting a limited amount of vaccinated fans into the stadiums was the correct one but they choked just like Biles and Osaka and Joker.

Just sad.

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Posted in: Olympic exodus begins in Tokyo See in context

Thank you for the memories and have a safe journey back!

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Posted in: How do you feel now that the Tokyo Olympics have concluded? See in context

This was an awesome olympics! If it had fans, it would be one of the greatest. So much drama and poignant moments. It even had a defection by an athlete.

Some of my favorite memories include Dean Boxall's pelvic thrusting, Warholm's record-breaking OMG moment and look of disbelief, Joker's epic meltdown at Ariake stadium, the high-jumpers sharing their gold medals, athletes putting medals on each other, etc. There were so many moments.

I said this before the games started but sports fans in Japan are really going to regret missing out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness greatness in person. Suga and Koike's original plan of letting a limited amount of vaccinated fans into the stadiums was the correct one but they choked just like Biles and Osaka and Joker.

Just sad.

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Posted in: Djokovic's temper flares up as he leaves Tokyo empty-handed See in context

This was an amazing game! Busta just imposed his will and Joker broke down. I am so sad that Japanese sports fans are missing out on an exciting olympics.

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Posted in: 2 Georgian judoka ejected from Olympics for violating COVID protocols See in context

If the athletes are fully vaccinated why shouldn’t they? They are probably at more risk from the Japanese population than any risk they might represent to the population.

Well said. The athletes are more tested for covid than the general population.

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Posted in: Sneaking a peek: Fans find creative ways to glimpse Olympics See in context

Let the vaccinated people go to the games!

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Posted in: Suga says no link between Olympics and virus surge See in context

If I were in charge, I would have made an amendment to the constitution and allowed for a hard lock-down of the unvaccinated and allowed vaccinated people to go to the games.

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Posted in: Suga says no link between Olympics and virus surge See in context

Stop blaming the Olympics! Even if there are no games, Japan would still have the same infection rates because there is no hard lock-down.

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Posted in: Rare fans at Olympic events admit COVID doubts See in context

The government says 33.4 million people, or 26.3% of the public, have been fully vaccinated and 47 million, or 37%, have had at least one shot as of Monday. About 25 million elderly people, or about 70%, are completely inoculated while 30 million, or 85%, have had at least one dose.

LET THE VACCINATED PEOPLE GO TO THE GAMES!

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Posted in: Kono says gov't trying to reach young adults to combat vaccine misinformation See in context

The government says 33.4 million people, or 26.3% of the public, have been fully vaccinated and 47 million, or 37%, have had at least one shot as of Monday. About 25 million elderly people, or about 70%, are completely inoculated while 30 million, or 85%, have had at least one dose.

Plus covid deaths in Japan are lower than tiny Belgium and the Czech Republic and the country has low obesity rates. The risks of a masked, vaccinated person getting or spreading the virus at an outdoor olympic stadium is very small. In conclusion...

LET THE VACCINATED PEOPLE GO TO THE GAMES!

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Posted in: Japan beats Australia 8-1 in softball as Tokyo Olympic competition opens See in context

This is pathetic. Either do a hard lock-down or let the vaccinated people attend the games!

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Posted in: Japan prepares for a surreal Olympics, and plenty of questions See in context

Just in our ward there were only 6 vaccination locations at first only starting in July did they add about a dozen more only to then run out of vaccine.

Yes, but 40 million people are vaccinated now. So let vaccinated people attend the games!

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Posted in: U.S. accuses China of Microsoft hack, disruptive and destabilizing behavior See in context

yes, I know.

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Posted in: U.S. accuses China of Microsoft hack, disruptive and destabilizing behavior See in context

There's always Ubuntu or Kali Linux.

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Posted in: Japan prepares for a surreal Olympics, and plenty of questions See in context

as it turns into a pretext for discrimination and a lurch toward more authoritarianism

It would be sad and ironic if a Chinese virus is responsible for turning Japan into a more xenophobic, police state. Personally, I think Suga should just let vaccinated people attend the games.

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Posted in: Brisbane tipped to be awarded 2032 Olympics See in context

The Olympics should be permanently relocated to Athens, where they originated.

Greece is broke and I don't see the refugee crisis abating.

It is the middle of winter here now so perfect weather for outdoor sports. 23-25 degrees every day very little rain if any at all.

This is a great selling point in the age of climate change. The summer games should be held in the southern hemisphere.

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Posted in: S Korea removes banners at Olympic village after IOC ruling See in context

The rising sun banned in its own country Japan? The Koreans won this round.

The rising sun flag has been proudly worn by British rock bands for decades and is a staple of pop culture and global design. The Koreans lost this war.

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Posted in: Bach urges Japanese to support Olympics See in context

I have noticed that the Olympics, the officials and athletes have become a scapegoat for a lot of disgruntled people who should instead be taking aim at their government for Japans failure to vaccinate the people.

Some politicians are covering their arse for screwing up the vaccine roll-out and building a narrative that the evil foreigners are responsible for spreading covid onto the hapless, pure Japanese public. I don't agree with this tactic and I think it will eventually backfire. The better solution is to accept the risks and just enjoy the games and let vaccinated people attend in person. While the delta variant is more contagious, it is also less fatal and remember that Japan has less covid deaths than Belgium or the Czech republic.

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Posted in: S Korea summons Japan envoy over lewd remark about Moon See in context

A little "wolf warrior" diplomacy once in a while isn't a bad thing for Japan.

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Posted in: German soccer team cuts short Olympic warmup after alleged racist abuse See in context

Maybe it is just bad memory, but I can't remember other olympics where so many negative events are being reported even before they officially begin.

If you want to change the narrative, let the vaccinated people attend the games!

I guarantee positive excitement will build.

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Posted in: Bach urges Japanese to support Olympics See in context

40 million people have been vaccinated in Japan. Let 1-5% of this population attend the games. Carpe Diem, Mr. Suga!

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Posted in: S Korea removes banners at Olympic village after IOC ruling See in context

Go in and give everybody in their team a proper pcr test instead of the sham self saliva tests, that will never find any cases, and there are sure to be few positives that they can eliminate from the games in retribution, if not the whole team

Japan needs to give Korean athletes the Chinese-style covid anal swab test.

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Posted in: S Korea removes banners at Olympic village after IOC ruling See in context

An Olympic medal is worth a lot more to a Korean athlete than to a Japanese athlete, because military conscription waiver is tied to winning an Olympic medal.

Are you saying Korean athletes are motivated by cowardice?

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Posted in: Bach says anti-virus rules working ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

some people may be concerned about the fully vaccinated people coming into contact with those who are unvaccinated and the unvaccinated getting ill.

You are more likely to catch covid getting on a crowded train on your daily commute to work than as a vaccinated spectator wearing a mask watching golf on a golf course or surfing at a beach or at a marathon.

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Posted in: Bach says anti-virus rules working ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

Sports fans in Japan are going to regret missing out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch an olympic event up close and personal. That regret is going to eat at their souls.

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Posted in: Bach says anti-virus rules working ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

So why not allow those FULLY VACCINATED the option to attend if they want to go!?

At this point, I feel the same way. Let the fully and even partially vaccinated attend the games if they follow the proper precautions.

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Posted in: Over 60 dead, dozens missing as severe floods strike Europe See in context

Coincidence? I think not.

...it was aliens.

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Posted in: Hail, heavy rain lash Kanto region See in context

Still rather have heavy rains and floods than scorching heat, drought and fire.

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