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Posted in: Actor Riz Ahmed leads bid to change way Muslims seen in movies See in context

I generally avoid movies yes with religious characters or themes

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Posted in: Cruise ship returns to Yokohama after one passenger tests positive for COVID-19 See in context

Cruising just now isn't very smart.

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Posted in: Australia's Queensland lifts most state border curbs in boost to economy See in context


A few details you might not find in the internet.

The tourism industry has been crap for quite a while, with various international carriers pulling out of the market long before the virus. The days of the mass Japanese numbers are over. There was a small blip in Chinese tourism and property buying but they preferred elsewhere and their airlines pulled out last year. Seasonal domestic tourism has held up and is a steady business and will be assisted greatly by the open borders. Tourism operators say there are about 8 good months in the year due to the weather. Tourism jocks and there quite a few are champion complainers always on the local TV whining about the lack of government support so you need to be careful as to who you listen too.

Apartments- There was a frenzy of apartment building when the banks were lending for anything before the GFC hit and all the developers went broke leaving a huge number of unsold apartments and it was so bad the government bought a number up for welfare housing. However endless housing estates have been built since and builders are still busy. A low vacancy rate indicates the a balanced demand/supply situation.

Cook highway- bypassing a roundabout, minor works.

Life is more than a mouse click time to visit FNQ.

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Posted in: Australia's Queensland lifts most state border curbs in boost to economy See in context

@ Marcelito

How do you know this? Are you here in Cairns. Sure the tourists are down but government support is keeping them afloat. Building is booming, the shops are full, Bunnings is doing a roaring trade and rental vacancies are low. We are not begging in the streets here.

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Posted in: 15 Asia-Pacific countries form world's largest free trade bloc in boost for China See in context


Sounds like you read the book "The Expendables - How the middle class got screwed by Globalisation" by Jeff Rubin. Recommend it to other posters on this subject.

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Posted in: Ambitious but controversial: Japan's new hydrogen project See in context


You mention Tesla "massive storage in Australia", Tesla has installed what is called in the industry a "switching battery" used to provide voltage and frequency stabilisation when adjusting power sources. it is a relatively small installation of 100Mw that would supply a regional town for about 30 minutes. Switching batteries are common when a mix of power sources eg; solar, wind and coal are employed in the grid. In this case the base load is provided by brown coal.

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Posted in: 'Will you shut up, man?' Repeated interruptions, insults mark fiery debate between Trump and Biden See in context

American decline.

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Posted in: Japan plans to release refugee status seekers from detention See in context

Wrong way go back.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted rape of teenage girl suspect in similar crimes See in context

This guy needs to be bricked.

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Posted in: Japan calls off active search for missing cattle ship crew See in context


It was a single engine ship that had a history of engine failure and propulsion problems.

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Posted in: Search for missing livestock ship crew off Japan resumes See in context

Engine stopped and tried for an hour to start but a big hit wave hit broardside and capsized it. This boat had a history of engine failure and propulsion problems.

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Posted in: Japanese social activist’s anti-groping poster proposal met with overwhelming praise online See in context

A man in Greece did it to my wife and slapped him across his bald head and left a red handprint. He yelped and snuck off into the crowd.

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Posted in: Australia launches $2 bil pandemic retraining plan as virus cases rise See in context


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Posted in: Australia's Victoria state records another day of high coronavirus infections See in context


Must be a Brit no pints in in Australia.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 131 new coronavirus infections on Saturday See in context


Yes it's a flu and causes blood clots.

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Posted in: Australia considering safe haven offer to Hong Kong residents See in context

@ Do the hustle

About 5.6 percent of population identify as themselves as Chinese or of Chinese origin. Hardly a large percentage.

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Posted in: Half-Japanese woman hands card to people who ask tiresome questions about her race See in context

I get asked why I am so tall and people recoil in horror when I say I have a degenerative, terminal, genetic condition. Serves them right.

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Posted in: Australian state extends state of emergency as coronavirus cases surge See in context

Recent cases have been from returning citizens and permanent residents and some community infections of fools congregating in large groups.

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Posted in: Air New Zealand to resume flights from Auckland to Shanghai, Narita next week See in context

Can anyone buy travel insurance that doesn't exclude pandemics.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 48 new coronavirus infections See in context

@Do the hustle I am writing from my beachfront mansion overlooking the Coral Sea on the coast in Queensland and the border is CLOSED.

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Posted in: SoftBank CEO says he will supply 300 mil masks per month to Japan See in context

No marcelito Property developers and an ex general from the Chinese army. Not daigou shoppers. BS

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Posted in: SoftBank CEO says he will supply 300 mil masks per month to Japan See in context

European countries bought millions of masks from China which were found to be defective. In Australia CCP operatives secretly shipped back tons of medical equipment on private jets and left the local population with shortages.

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Posted in: No emergency See in context


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Posted in: Honda back to work in China's Wuhan with temperature checks and masks See in context

Yes a good question nakakandamanda will they be able to sell these cars given the predictions of a worse recession than the GFC.

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Posted in: Ninja Castle in Tokyo has heartwarming message for foreign tourists in midst of coronavirus See in context

Saw a group of Japanese this morning in a cafe on The Barrier Reef coast in Australia escaping the weather and the virus, said they we happy to be here.

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Posted in: Transportation, tourism sectors hit hard by virus outbreak See in context

I was about to arrive in Japan next week for a month but cancelled.

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Posted in: New Harajuku station building unveiled ahead of March opening See in context

It looks like every other concrete box in Japan.

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Posted in: More larcenous foreign visitors vexing their Japanese hosts See in context

Bolt everything down with lock nuts.

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Posted in: Job jitters mount as China's factories sputter ahead of Lunar New Year See in context

All that intellectual property theft doesn’t seem to be doing them any good.

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Posted in: Record 16.6 mil foreigners visited Japan in 1st half of 2019 See in context

Too many tourists in some places a bit like Venice, better in remote areas,

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