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Posted in: F1 race in Singapore canceled over pandemic concerns See in context

I looked at the world corona site today for Singapore.

They have almost nothing!

What a draconian place!

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Posted in: Serena Williams, Zverev, Nishikori advance at French Open See in context

I have no opinion either way, but what is the reason/reasons you have for saying she’s so unlikable?

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Posted in: Grand Slam leaders pledge to address Naomi Osaka's concerns See in context

She should never have gotten mixed up with that BLM crowd - considering she hates the stress, why did she do that? Trying to be another Colin Kaepernick? Doesn’t suit her. Go that way, she could be out of tennis.

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Posted in: Businesses shut as Malaysia enters second virus lockdown See in context

What is this crazy chart? It swings wildly back and forth 1%-10%. Even in January 2020, it was up 7%. Can anyone explain this?

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka pulls out of French Open, citing mental health issues See in context

For a celebrity to say they don’t like press questions when they brandish their political affiliations all over the court, is funny. She made her own controversy. It has made her even richer and more famous than she would have been from tennis.

Naomi Osaka has never been very communicative even in her own language, English. Usually athletes get used to that with experience.

As for tennis ability, she may be the best - not sure. But there are several other women at a similar level who are able to knock her out on any given occasion. She is not another Tiger Woods, and not even another Serena Williams in terms of athletes dominating their game.

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Posted in: Over 30% in Japan see rise in exposure to secondhand smoke See in context

Provide a safe and comfortable space for people who want to enjoy a cigarette, without forcing them into a small room of other people smoking.

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Posted in: Two women apparently jump to their deaths in Tokyo business district See in context

I’m sorry, but aren’t there easier ways to go? I mean, jumping like that. That must really hurt!

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Posted in: Australia's Victoria COVID-19 cluster swells to 51 See in context

Chop Chop

What does “for now“ mean? If every time a few dozen people get it, it’s going to result in locking down, what does “for now” mean?

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Posted in: Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's Coates See in context

Nothing ever could stop it.

Japan is at the mercy of fate now as to how this event plays out on the world stage.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 621 new coronavirus cases; 668 in Osaka See in context


No, those countries are “very excellent” ( although Australia and New Zealand luckier geographic situations).

Any way, the numbers are not enough to support clamping society down in any of these places. I mean, just consider death numbers from other causes.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 621 new coronavirus cases; 668 in Osaka See in context


Well, zero would be “excellent-er”. But a number like 50-60....I mean that’s very “good”, isn’t it?

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Posted in: Bruce Springsteen receives this year's Woody Guthrie Prize See in context

Not really much talent. The image with the rolled up sleeves, jeans, back pocket. And above all, playing the left wing side very well. If he were not left politically, his music would count for nothing.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 621 new coronavirus cases; 668 in Osaka See in context

Deaths around 50-60 a day in a country of 125 million. That’s excellent. What’s the problem?

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Posted in: Japan faces longer state of emergency, casting doubt on Olympics See in context

It is so sad. There was never a doubt about the extension beyond May 11th. Nobody believed “May 11th” from the outset. And I don’t believe May 25th either. Unless they give up on the Olympics. If they want the Olympics so bad, they’re going to make us suffer the emergency right on through. Maybe a week or two off here and there. What good are they anyway? Numbers down for a while. Up again, down again. Joke.

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Posted in: India's official count of coronavirus cases passes 20 million See in context

People, when you talk countries, don’t talk about India as if you were talking about Australia. India cannot do what Australia or New Zealand did.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 609 new coronavirus cases; 884 in Osaka See in context

Actually, aside possibly from buying time made available to secure more hospital arrangements ( which may or may not be being done ), it’s better that emergency measures do NOT lower cases, or deaths. If such measures - or lockdowns - become relied on, what level of a rise in deaths, for example, would be acceptable before again initiating such restrictions? Thirty? Forty? You can always say, there’s 30-40 people who would have lived if only we’d “locked down”. It’s crazy. There has to be a point where this strategy is stopped.

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Posted in: 5 arrested over violent theft of Lady Gaga's dogs See in context

So, anyway, I guess they won’t show their pictures, right?

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Posted in: Japan rolls out vaccine slowly, despite looming Olympics See in context

It’s so obvious by the people who are surprised by Japan’s slowness that they are new to Japan. Japan is ALWAYS slowest. It doesn’t matter how often disasters have occurred. Japanese positively love to shake their heads and say “Too late”. That’s the culture.

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Posted in: Suga declares state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka region See in context


Doesn’t work even there. They have to do periodic “snap lockdowns”, as in Perth now. And that’s in a remote city in a remote country with a low population. Imagine elsewhere.

And life is not back to normal if you have to quarantine at your own expense at hotels for weeks every time you go outside the country. That’s soft prison.

No, I think just carry on with life and humbly accept that life goes on for most of us until our time to die also comes from whatever cause.

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Posted in: 3 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Wisconsin tavern See in context

Two styles of shootings ( very obvious)

1) a guy freaks out

2) gangs

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Posted in: Japan has entered 4th wave of COVID-19 infections, says gov't panel chief See in context

So when do you think the virus will say, “Okay, I ‘ve had enough waves. Come on outside, I’ll leave you alone now”.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 729 coronavirus cases; record-high 1,208 in Osaka See in context

Maybe lockdowns, quasi lockdowns, “states of emergency” only extend the virus’ visit with humans. Only prolonging this crazy game.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 729 coronavirus cases; record-high 1,208 in Osaka See in context

Cases in this wave were already going up on March 21 when the State of Emergency was ended! Made the gov’t look so stupid and slow - if you were paying attention ( and most people weren’t). Crowd gathering surely didn’t help, but it didn’t create this wave either.

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Posted in: Matsuyama makes history by winning Masters See in context


Re: Ryo Ishikawa

Yeah, well you know how they are about “ Kawaii”.

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Posted in: Matsuyama makes history by winning Masters See in context

I’ve always supported Matsuyama. Even over 5 years ago, when Japanese fans were ignoring him and buzzing over Ryo Ishikawa. But the unabashed nationalism is kind of off-putting - especially when the same people would likely be offended by any American nationalism, and would be looking to call it “racist”.

Congrats, Hideki Matsuyama.

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Posted in: Large numbers of people out and about despite gov't antivirus pleas See in context

If someone told you they would give you a million dollars if you could go out and catch coronavirus today, do you think you could catch it, even if you wanted to try?

You couldn’t. Not counting going into Covid hospital wards, do you think frantically running around downtown Tokyo or Osaka, asking people to breathe on you....Do you think you could get it?

You’d come home tired and broke.

That’s called odds. I live by odds.

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Posted in: Osaka declares COVID medical emergency with 878 new cases See in context

Osaka 878 cases.

Is that the Osaka 2.7 million pop. or the Osaka 19 million pop.? Or somewhere in between?

It would be nice to know. Just for mathematical odds calculation.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 446 coronavirus cases; Osaka logs record high 666 See in context

Here in Kyoto, I always ask people the question: Do you know anybody? The answer is always no. When you look around in an average winter, you see people sick with colds/flu, so you know there is sickness around. People just do not see sickness around them with this virus. So they just cannot take it seriously after such a long year of warning. Look, 666 is a big number, but out of many millions it is not. The odds - the odds! They KNOW, still very little chance they’ll get it, and if they get it they aren’t going to die. Just separate themselves for a week.

This is the picture young people, and even older people, see. And over the past year, there has been no change in that picture.

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Posted in: Gov't designates Osaka, Hyogo, Miyagi prefectures for stronger anti-virus measures See in context

Looking ahead on this, I can only come to one conclusion: Japan - a country known to be too slow-too late whenever disasters are concerned - has got to change that now. Specifically, Japan better get those vaccinations available to the population FAST.

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Posted in: Cherry blossoms' early bloom due to climate change, say experts See in context

It’s true there has been snow on the cherry blossoms before. But that’s because warm weather preceded the snow event. I’m saying that kinda proactively, in case someone disconnects blossoms from temperature.

Blossoms react directly to the temperature - if it’s cold they just will not come out, or maybe grudgingly late in the spring. They are smart ! ( Just like viruses)

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