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Posted in: Activists fight Tokyo gov't over historic Jingu Stadium demolition See in context

It will come down which is a shame.

Not just because its a got a great atmosphere on a warm summer's night with an overpriced beer in your hand, but because it will undoubtedly be replaced with another depressing, cookie-cutter, soulless abomination by modern architecture.

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Posted in: Australian Open chief tells Djokovic family: 'Be really careful' See in context

Australians were for the most part quite proud of taking a stand against Djokovic. No shame in doing the right thing.

Not Australians I spoke to, who declared it an "international embarrassment".

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Posted in: Australian Open chief tells Djokovic family: 'Be really careful' See in context

win or lose tomorrow, Djokovic is the GOAT!!

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Posted in: Japan decides to ease medical rules on COVID-19 on May 8 See in context

3 more months of useless masks but at least its a year earlier than I predicted.

You assume that the masks will be put away once the government makes the downgrade. I'm not so sure about it myself - I imagine that most businesses, workplaces, public transport and public buildings will continue to recommend people to wear masks on their premises regardless of the change. And even if they don't, the vast majority here will continue to wear them anyway.

what other individuals do with masks is not my concern.

I predict it will be 50/50 once the OK is given and drop steadily in the coming months.

As for businesses, they can recommend I wear garlic around my neck as well, but I ain't gonna do it.

I've already been going maskless for the past few months. Its not an issue.

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Posted in: Japan decides to ease medical rules on COVID-19 on May 8 See in context

3 more months of useless masks but at least its a year earlier than I predicted.

Now that the govt has declared over what the rest of the world has long since declared over, there should be a great reckoning for the complete failure in leadership that politicians were guilty of, the medical community for their cowardice and even more alarming incompetence, and all those friends and neighbors who panicked and who so quickly turned into fascist thugs demanding the unvaxxed lose everything and worse.

NEVER let them forget.

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Posted in: Ex-PM Mori casts doubt on Japan's excessive support for Ukraine See in context

'prolong a war' is rightwing speak for, 'prevent Ukraine from being obliterated'.

wanting a peaceful, negotiated settlement for 2 countries is now "rightwing"!

but what they really want is Putin to be victorious

whether Russia or Ukraine "win" will not matter to Japan or anywhere else outside the region.

Isn't in interesting that people who couldn't spell "Crimea", let alone find in on a map 11 months ago are now so rabid about sending young men to die there. (Just not them, of course)

After all, like them he hates gays, ethnic groups, anyone who isn't in his group. Apparently God approves.

and what of the Azov Battalian?

Well, godspeed to the Mrs Zalensky, who I'm sure needed that R&R shopping trip to Paris last month.

Sometimes blowing $40000 and private jets are just what the Dr orders after a long day at the front lines.

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Posted in: Ex-PM Mori casts doubt on Japan's excessive support for Ukraine See in context

they're not just giving it to Ukraine per say - it’s lend lease.

https://www.economist.com/europe/2023/01/25/a-minister-is-sacked-in-ukraine-as-corruption-allegations-swirl

NO. Its Lend Lose.

Ukraine is a bottomless pit of corruption where our tax dollars do nothing but prolong a war with no end in sight.

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Posted in: Ex-PM Mori casts doubt on Japan's excessive support for Ukraine See in context

Russia lost to France and Britain in the Crimean War in the 19th century.

Russia lost to Japan in 1905.

Russia lost to Germany in WW I.

Why is it unthinkable that Russia will lose to Ukraine today?

ask yourself that question again when Eastern Europe is living through nuclear winter

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

Posted in: Ex-PM Mori casts doubt on Japan's excessive support for Ukraine See in context

Going by the kind of person Mori has demonstrated to be, his disapproval would clearly indicate that supporting Ukraine is the right thing to do.

Ladies and Gentlemen, let it be known this character, using his own reasoning, has nothing but love and admiration for George W Bush.

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/11/10/politics/bush-zelensky-public-conversation/index.html

Gotta admit, I was a bit surprised...

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

Posted in: Only 16% of 17 to 19-year-olds believe they will definitely marry: survey See in context

When you are 80, do you want to be surrounded by family, kids, grandkids, and be connected to all those lives, or do you want to be alone?

that realizations hits much sooner, and for women, much harder..

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Posted in: Only 16% of 17 to 19-year-olds believe they will definitely marry: survey See in context

another meaningless statistic that only captures a moment in time of teens who are far from emotionally and educationally developed.

I'm quite sure you'd find similar statistics in every country around the world for that age group.

I didn't give marriage a thought until I hit 30 and realized a single life with no children would be absolutely meaningless.

Its what smart, mature adults all realize.

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Posted in: California shooter kills 10 at dance club; motive unclear See in context

 am far from anti-America.

My parents were Americans, my family is American and I also own a condo there.

Yes, I've seen that line from another Anti American bigot named Zichi.

You enjoy the hospitality, the weather and all the friendship thrown your way, but as soon as the door is shut;

you slag them off to no end.

The worst type of ungrateful guest.

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Posted in: Commentator Dokic hits out at 'fat-shaming' trolls at Australian Open See in context

She has put a few pounds on since retirement, but then again so has Lendl. Johnny Mac still seems slim, despite being retired nearly 30 years.

Mac still has the wiry body of a teen. Lendl has added weight, but nothing outrageous for a 62 year-old.

Dokic is still a young 39, no doubt wealthy, and could slay many of her demons by getting back in shape.

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Posted in: California shooter kills 10 at dance club; motive unclear See in context

Do you mean like in Uvalde, Texas?

where a cowardly Chief of Police refused to enter the school for at least an hour while it was being shot up?

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Posted in: Chris Hipkins to be New Zealand's next prime minister See in context

Online, she was subject to physical threats and misogynistic rants.

feminists cry "misogyny" whenever a politician like Ardern isn't treated with kid gloves. Its a tacit acknowledgment that they think they should be excused from criticism. Because they're women.

What do they call it when another disaster politician like Trudeau gets vitriol many times greater?

As for Hipkins, good luck to him. Hes been left with one hell of a mess.

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Posted in: If you are a parent, do you think having children has made you more politically and socially conservative? See in context

No way! That would be filicide.

the oh, so tolerant left, ladies and gentlemen!

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Posted in: If you are a parent, do you think having children has made you more politically and socially conservative? See in context

No never. I gave my children all the freedoms I was able. I encouraged them to make their own decisions and take responsibility for themselves.

Didn't even come close to answering the question. (but a GREAT virtue signal!)

Meanwhile, back on earth, its only natural that parents give up the fairytale world of leftist youth and become both socially and politically conservative.

Once you have skin in the game, everything changes overnight.

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Posted in: As elites arrive in Davos, conspiracy theories thrive online See in context

There are other ways than capitalism or communism.

There aren't. Its the choice between life and death with nothing in between.

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Posted in: Man fatally shot by police after car chase was on wanted list See in context

So, this man was unarmed?

he was armed with a car.

Good job by the police officers.

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Posted in: As elites arrive in Davos, conspiracy theories thrive online See in context

We already are. It's called capitalism. Aint no conspiracy

capitalism has raised more people out of abject poverty in the last 5 minutes than communism has in over a century of its miserable, tragic, 100 million death existence.

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Posted in: As elites arrive in Davos, conspiracy theories thrive online See in context

I'm a globalist. Who wouldn't be ? Do you still live in the same house in the same village ? Do you fear the other village a mile across the fields ?

When that village doesn't work, doesn't respect human rights, individuality, freedom, and wants to make me a QR code, yeah.

I want nothing to do with it.

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Posted in: UK gov't seeks stronger powers to stop disruptive protests See in context

for the lunatics at Extinction Rebellion, this law is for their own good and the good of motorists.

They're obviously mentally ill and its incredibly surprising none have been turned into roadkill yet.

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Posted in: More youth tournaments banning angry coaches See in context

Unfortunately, the angry coach syndrome is endemic in Japan.

Its actually admired on many levels and I'm not sure when it started. I know that its commonplace in Korea and China as well.

Watch one of Ichiro's recent Asahi commercials and you can see the blowhard yapping angrily at some imagined underling in his coaching montage.

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Posted in: UK gov't seeks stronger powers to stop disruptive protests See in context

This seems like overreach. 

"The right to protest is a fundamental principle of our democracy, but this is not absolute," Sunak said in a statement late on Sunday. 

You just want to make it a whole lot less absolute.

"We cannot have protests conducted by a small minority disrupting the lives of the ordinary public. It’s not acceptable and we’re going to bring it to an end."

If you want people to hear you, you have to make a noise.

The government says the new laws, if passed, will mean police can shut down disruptive protests **pre-emptively**.

As in, before they become disruptive? That's thought control.

@fattrain - I wonder if you were so outspoken during the many protests over lockdowns and vaccine mandates?

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Posted in: Gov't considers lifting anti-COVID recommendation to wear masks indoors See in context

Alexberenson?

That looks like a blog, does he(?) write somewhere that might be remotely reputable?

Alex Berenson, probably more than any other journalist and/or politician, is responsible for exposing the secrets and lies on covid that precipitated the west away from the madness of everything covid related.

Hes been on your radar for over 3 years now, and you know it.

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Posted in: Gov't considers lifting anti-COVID recommendation to wear masks indoors See in context

Moral of the story: non-masks=bad restaurant

can you back up this claim with any scientific rigger?

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Posted in: Gov't considers lifting anti-COVID recommendation to wear masks indoors See in context

Just like how I avoid smoking places, I will avoid any establishment where the staff is not masked and don't use a plastic barrier.

You won't.

I suspect so will many others.

They won't.

-10 ( +5 / -15 )

Posted in: Gov't considers lifting anti-COVID recommendation to wear masks indoors See in context

Ill believe it when I see it in Japan, but..

the slow and deliberate walkback of all the covid failures continues.

the Japanese government admitting this in the middle of wave #8 is proof positive even they get it.

Masks are, and have always been, useless.

Just wait a few more months and the great unmentionable will be mentionable..

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Posted in: Japanese delegation to visit Canada to meet with battery, mining companies See in context

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-japan-asks-for-natural-gas-trudeau-offers-lectures-on-decarbonizing

Canada is closed for business.

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Posted in: Kyrgios says stressful being an Australian Open title contender See in context

someone tell the knucklehead he's free to quit the game if the pressure is too much.

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