letsberealistic comments

Posted in: Rare earthquake triggers panic in Melbourne See in context

Overuse of the word 'panic' here. They were scared and ran to safety which is what you are supposed to do.

"Panic is a sudden sensation of fear, which is so strong as to dominate or prevent reason and logical thinking, replacing it with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and frantic agitation consistent with an animalistic fight-or-flight reaction."

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Posted in: New Zealand’s largest city to remain locked down See in context

theResidentToday  08:02 am JST

@2020hindsighs:

In early 2020 the NZ zero Covid policy WAS a good idea. Sealing the borders WAS a good idea. But it's now September 2021. They just assumed it would go away.

If they had been on point with the vaccinations then with only 5 million people they should have been finsihed 6 in April, and that's a median guess.

An Island state they may be, but Auckland is hardly a hub for international travel and trade like the UK or Japan are.

Great idea almost 2 years ago. Now a complete failure.

They never believed it would go away.

Lockdowns continue to work but because of DELTA, you're right, in that a new strategy is needed - which they are working on.

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Posted in: New Zealand’s largest city to remain locked down See in context

Bungle, Sweden got it right. Let 'er rip and build natural immunity, which is the best immunity.

Yeah, except they didn't. They had one of the highest COVID death rates in the developed world and 'natural immunity' never happened. It was a catastrophic failure.

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Posted in: New Zealand’s largest city to remain locked down See in context

> SteveinJapanSep. 20  03:27 pm JST

Couldn't agree with you more SimondB. Stay home and stay safe 6 weeks, 6 months or 6 years.

Ridiculous thinking. There is more to living than trying to avoid death. It is reasonable to ask an entire population to waste years of their lives to save just a few?

How are they 'wasting their lives' by staying home?! Many are working and, though not ideal, most are enjoying the close time with their families that they would not normally have had.

Thankfully the majority of countries have realized that it isn't, and there is no choice but to live with the virus.

I think it's more that NZ realised they can save many lives with an elimination policy and that is exactly what they have done. They have among the lowest death rate in the world. And this is the govt and societies main role - protect our citizens.

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Posted in: Johnny Depp film sees Minamata pollution issue as cautionary tale See in context

Shame the movie is mostly panned by cristics.

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Posted in: Woman chips tooth eating McDonald's burger containing metal See in context

I once found a piece of metal in a bento I bought in Shinjuku.

After reporting it to the shop they were desperate to pay me a good amount so I didn't report it to officials.

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Posted in: Ex-cop's appeal over murder of family denied; death penalty upheld See in context

So in Japan, citizens do not have the right to kill people, but the govt does.

Well, that's irrational and draconian. I thought Japan was a 'developed' nation.

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Posted in: COVID-19 deaths of people aged under 60 soar in Japan due to Delta variant See in context

proxyToday  09:57 am JST

What is your personal experience with COVID, not something you heard from a cousin? I know about 100 people who have developed COVID. 98 of them fully recovered within 3 days. 2 of them recovered after 3 weeks and both of them were obese. I honestly do not know a person who has either been hospitalized, been in ICU or died.

And your personal experience is relevant how in context to this article? And what is the point you are trying to make? COVID is harmless?

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Posted in: COVID-19 deaths of people aged under 60 soar in Japan due to Delta variant See in context

proxyToday  11:27 am JST

@Yardley I think you are on the right track comparing the chance of dying from COVID in Japan to winning the loto? Seriously, do you know anyone personally who has ended up in hospital?

No, what is the point you are trying to make?

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Posted in: COVID-19 deaths of people aged under 60 soar in Japan due to Delta variant See in context

letsberealisticToday  09:47 am JST

bobToday  07:23 am JST

latest age related survival rates from Stanford epidemiologist John Ioannidis.

age 0-19 median IFR 0.0027% Survival rate estimate 99.9973%

20-29 0.014% 99.9860%

30-39 0.031% 99.9690%

40-49 0.082% 99.9180%

50-59 0.027% 99.7300%

60-69 0.59% 99.4100%

https://thenewamerican.com/stanford-epidemiologist-studies-covid-finds-its-highly-treatable-and-rarely-a-deadly-disease/

That includes the super-scary Delta variant. The IFR is not drastically different from the ordinary flu.

Don't be fooled by panic porn that leaves out basic information like this, overall age-related numbers and co-morbidities.

Please do not post misinformation from a far-right extremist fake news website.

FACTS:

COVID death rate varies but generally sits around 3.4%.

 Flu’s mortality rate, in comparison, is usually below 0.1 per cent. During the Spanish influenza pandemic, 2.5 percent of those infected died. Your chances of dying in a car crash is around 1% on average.

Only cancer has a higher death rate than COVID.

COVID, especially DELTA, is very deadly.

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Posted in: COVID-19 deaths of people aged under 60 soar in Japan due to Delta variant See in context

bobToday  07:23 am JST

latest age related survival rates from Stanford epidemiologist John Ioannidis.

age 0-19 median IFR 0.0027% Survival rate estimate 99.9973%

20-29 0.014% 99.9860%

30-39 0.031% 99.9690%

40-49 0.082% 99.9180%

50-59 0.027% 99.7300%

60-69 0.59% 99.4100%

https://thenewamerican.com/stanford-epidemiologist-studies-covid-finds-its-highly-treatable-and-rarely-a-deadly-disease/

That includes the super-scary Delta variant. The IFR is not drastically different from the ordinary flu.

Don't be fooled by panic porn that leaves out basic information like this, overall age-related numbers and co-morbidities.

Please do not post misinformation from a far-right extremist fake news website.

FACTS:

COVID death rate varies but generally sits around 3.4%.

 Flu’s mortality rate, in comparison, is usually below 0.1 per cent. During the Spanish influenza pandemic, 2.5 percent of those infected died. Your chances of dying in a car crash is around 1% on average.

Only cancer has a higher death rate than COVID.

COVID, especially DELTA, is very deadly.

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Posted in: Virus lockdown extended for Australia's capital by 4 weeks See in context

SteveinJapanSep. 14  05:17 pm JST

By the end of the day (pandemic), they will be the winners with least no. of hospitalizations & deaths per million

There is more to living than simply avoiding death. Think of all the people robbed of a chance to say goodbye to loved ones interstate/overseas, robbed of a chance to socialize and enjoy the prime of their lives, robbed of their livelihoods, etc. I'm sure Australia won't be winners when you look at bankruptcies and suicides.

Yes, you are right, and all the experts, NZ, Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwain that chose elimination of the virus to save lives are wrong.

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Posted in: Man arrested for molesting elementary school girl in bookstore See in context

That god she told someone, most Japanese girls don't.

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono draws flak for blocking Twitter critics See in context

"You wouldn't disparage a stranger on the street, but on social media it's quite common. I'm just asking that Twitter users demonstrate the same degree of civility as in a real-life setting," he said.

They might disparage someone in power like yourself in the street, whether they do or not is none of your business.

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Posted in: Climate change pushes New Zealand to warmest recorded winter See in context

HelixToday  02:44 pm JST

The difference now is that it is man-made, ue to the CO2 that we are pumping into the atmosphere. we need to move to clean energy.

Not.

The scientific evidence is so overwhelming now that you are just showing a complete lack of intelligence and ability to read and understand the information if you deny it. Or being willfully ignorant, or both. :)

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Posted in: Climate change pushes New Zealand to warmest recorded winter See in context

> 2020hindsightsToday  02:15 pm JST

Dave

Yes, extreme climate change has always been and always will be, Look back through history

The difference now is that it is man-made, ue to the CO2 that we are pumping into the atmosphere. we need to move to clean energy.

Yes, and important to mention the speed at which the climate is changing which is nothing like anything in the past.

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Posted in: Senior police officer arrested for filming up woman’s skirt See in context

A Japanese police officer committing a sex crime is not an uncommon occurance in Japan.

I wonder about the venting process for police in Japan.

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Posted in: Osaka should take whatever time off she needs See in context

Is she getting help? Hopefully, she is being encouraged to do meditation and mindfulness training along with cognitive therapy to address the negative thought patterns she seems to suffer from. Even putting an earbud in one ear with her own voice saying things like, 'you're doing fine, you're okay, you're doing a great job, I love you'.

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Posted in: New Zealand unable to keep supermarket attacker locked up: Ardern See in context

BungleToday  05:01 pm JST

Perhaps somewhat tangental, but I simply cannot understand why people migrate to / remain in countries where their views are diametrically opposed to the host culture. Why do that to yourself? Just move somewhere more in line with your beliefs.

Because there's more to the motivation of living in a country than whether the local views are different to yours or not.

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Posted in: New Zealand unable to keep supermarket attacker locked up: Ardern See in context

It's a new world where people can travel and live their violent ideologies and act on them. Our laws are just catching up.

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Posted in: New Zealand unable to keep supermarket attacker locked up: Ardern See in context

"So while I can provide details concerning the individual's criminal history, there are issues relating to his immigration status, and actions taken by Immigration New Zealand in particular, which I cannot share just yet."

There certainly are issues when an individual on a student visa is released into the general public after three years incarceration instead of having been put in a deportation hold.

Yes, there just is no law that would have enabled them to do anything else. Up to the day, the govt has been trying to put through new laws to be able to deport or incarcerate people in similar situations.

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Posted in: New Zealand police kill man after he stabs 6 people at supermarket See in context

Matt HartwellToday  07:46 pm JST

If your dangerous enough to be under 24/7 survelliance, why on earth are you on the streets?

Its nonsensical. N.Z is too soft. A lot of questions are going to be asked, thats for sure.

What western nation allows people to be locked up for the potential harm they might do?

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Posted in: New Zealand police kill man after he stabs 6 people at supermarket See in context

Jonathan PrinToday  06:36 pm JST

@letsberealistic

Result is that this Sri Lankan man had a profile showing he was a threat and that he stabbed 6 persons, 2 seriously.

Reacting in one second or 60 seconds make no difference.

It is a failure since he does not come from nowhere.

You would not be so optimistic/proud if among those injured there was an acquaintance of yours.

That is realism.

What would you do then?

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Posted in: New Zealand police kill man after he stabs 6 people at supermarket See in context

For those wondering why he wasn't put in prison despite being charged for possession of a weapon and terrorist videos etc. Please Read this

The Crown claimed his plans to commit a "knife attack" amounted to a terrorist act but a judge said the law disagreed.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300399197/why-isis-supermarket-attacker-wasnt-charged-under-terror-laws-despite-being-on-watchlist?cid=app-iPhone

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Posted in: New Zealand police kill man after he stabs 6 people at supermarket See in context

Suspect there will be law changes in NZ to make it easier to deport undesirable non-citizens such as this one.

Where in the world can you deport someone just for having dangerous ideologies though?

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Posted in: New Zealand police kill man after he stabs 6 people at supermarket See in context

letsberealisticToday  03:48 pm JST

Jonathan PrinToday  03:43 pm JST*

The victims thank Ardern for being stabbed while the murderer should have been thrown back to Sri Lanka since he arrived then.

There are so many like this one obviously.

The PM said he is well known to the police and she does not know of anyone else as potentially violent. So he was NZ's worst (known) terrorist.

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Posted in: New Zealand police kill man after he stabs 6 people at supermarket See in context

The NZ police force is among the top in the world and this demonstrates it - stopped within 60 seconds of the attack is impressive.

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Posted in: 90-year-old ex-elite bureaucrat gets 5-year jail term over fatal Tokyo car crash See in context

The elderly will be the first people that self-driving cars will be mandatory.

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Posted in: 90-year-old ex-elite bureaucrat gets 5-year jail term over fatal Tokyo car crash See in context

Is there a system in Japan to annually assess those over a certain age?

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Posted in: Thousands flock to walk-in youth vaccination site in Tokyo See in context

OxycodinToday  06:45 am JST

16 year old getting this vaccine??? Yikes! Sciene dont know what the long term effect of this vaccine has on children.

Yeah, but they sure as h*ll no the short and long term effects of COVID though, aye.

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