Mr Kipling comments

Posted in: My wife turned into a completely different person. I live with her, but I feel like she’s gone to another world. See in context

Sorry.. when I said the vaccination rate for doctors and nurses in Japan was 98% that should be the figure for Tokyo.

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Posted in: My wife turned into a completely different person. I live with her, but I feel like she’s gone to another world. See in context

Jimizo....

The vast majority of doctors and nurses in most countries are vaccinated.

In Japan it was over 98% a few weeks ago.

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Posted in: Scholars urge Japan to restart issuing visas to foreign students See in context

Bob Macaroni...

Oh come now. This is no different to most developed economies. Stop trying to sow anti-Japanese sentiment.

Anti Japanese? Hardly, I'm all for supporting Japanese students with Japanese money not the privileged elite from the third world who have used their connections and influence to get Scholarships in Japan as is often the case.

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Posted in: Qantas moves up plans to restart int'l flights as Australia expects tourists soon See in context

What was the keyword again........ ?

VACCINATED.

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Posted in: Animal rights becomes key issue in Japan's general election See in context

Animal rights is an important issue? Says no Japanese person I have ever met!

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Posted in: My wife turned into a completely different person. I live with her, but I feel like she’s gone to another world. See in context

I have a friend (well, ex friend) who went the same way. I understand some people being concerned about having an injection, especially with all the unscientific posts that are on social media but the hard core anti-vaccine "followers" are in a cult. Covid-19 will be much less an issue in 3 years, my fear is these cultists will have moved on to some new crazy claims.

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Posted in: Scholars urge Japan to restart issuing visas to foreign students See in context

Japan usually host thousands of students from developing countries, mostly on Japanese government scholarships paid for by Japanese tax payers. Meanwhile many Japanese students are struggling to pay their fees and living expenses.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to make online insults punishable by jail time See in context

Blacklabel...

so its "fine" to abuse someone online to the point where they kill themselves. I see.

So we have to live our life wondering if after every interaction the other person is going to self harm?

You think suicide is a rational response to childish name calling?

Victim blaming? If YOU kill YOURSELF.... Who else is there to blame?

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Posted in: Japan seeks to make online insults punishable by jail time See in context

Blacklabel..

well, until she kills herself. Why was the ending left out?

People have said a lot worse to me but I didn't top myself. Just like millions of others.

The abuse didn't help her mental health problems but didn't cause them either.

The rational response to name calling isn't to kill yourself.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to make online insults punishable by jail time See in context

How about making it "illegal" to be a thin skinned loser crybaby?

There is a big difference between telling someone who CHOSE to be on a "reality" show that they are rubbish and should die and telling the mother of a missing child that she murdered her daughter.

First is not very nice and bad taste, the second is where this law should be used.

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Posted in: Russian triathlete is 1st DQ from Tokyo Olympics for doping See in context

Henry Montag...

He was doping and didn't win? My god, he must suck

Maybe the others were doping better?

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Posted in: Russian triathlete is 1st DQ from Tokyo Olympics for doping See in context

Permanent bans might help though.

That and retro testing of winners samples when science catches up.

Problem being a multimillionaire sports star can afford the legal battles. The doping agencies can't.

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Posted in: Prosecutors drop indictment against man over sexually assaulting woman in hotel See in context

There are two possibilities...

a. Insufficient evidence

b. Cash was paid to the victim to drop the case.

I would put the farm on b.

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Posted in: Russian triathlete is 1st DQ from Tokyo Olympics for doping See in context

They will at least weed out those doped up at competition time.

True, it would catch the idiots and those who made a mistake on their doping program. Not the vast majority.

They could also claim that our competition is clean because everyone was tested. They would like that.

In competition testing has been likened to testing drink drivers as they arrive at the pub.

There is no solution to doping. well, no cost effective solution.

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Posted in: Russian triathlete is 1st DQ from Tokyo Olympics for doping See in context

ian....

They should try that at least once right before a competition, drug test everyone like they do for covid

This would be pointless, just like the in competition testing they carry out.

Almost all doping is carried out in the "training stage"..... For example, steroids to build strength and EPO to boost endurance. Each individual drug has a "glow" period in which it is detectable. The athletes know how much to take and when they will be "glowing"... Only a complete idiot turns up to the event with stuff in their system. Yet the authorities still concentrate on in comp. testing.

Its as if they really don't want to catch the dopers..... Geese and golden eggs anyone?

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Posted in: Queen Elizabeth II spent night in hospital for tests: palace See in context

Is Prince Charles getting measured for a crown fitting?

She is only 95 and her mother lived until 101 so don't count her out just yet.

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Posted in: Thailand to allow vaccinated travelers from 40-plus countries without quarantine See in context

The keyword again being..... Vaccinated.

Vaccine "skeptics" will again be holidaying at home.

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Posted in: Kiwi connection looms large as Japan face red-hot Wallabies See in context

9 of Japan's starting 15 are rugby "mercenaries". Players who came to Japan to play for money. No other connection to Japan, no parental connections, just business.

I know many other teams have players like this but 9 of 15? Just call them the "Red and white stripes."

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Posted in: Russian triathlete is 1st DQ from Tokyo Olympics for doping See in context

His mistake was he stopped injecting too late or was simply dosing too much. A stupid and very amateur error. Probably 80% of the endurance athletes were also micro-dosing EPO in their training, staying under the testing threshold but getting the required benefits.

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Posted in: Biden ambassador pick for China calls it 'aggressor' See in context

Yes, the US bases are still in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Italy.....

The US never leaves unless it is kicked out.

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Posted in: Biden ambassador pick for China calls it 'aggressor' See in context

Peter14....

There are over 100 US bases just in Japan.

About the same in Germany....

About 750 bases worldwide....

China...?

Tibet IS China so even that doesn't count.

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Posted in: Biden ambassador pick for China calls it 'aggressor' See in context

Peter14...

Lets look how many nations America invaded and still occupies 70 years later.......none.

Counting isn't your strong point is it?

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Posted in: Biden ambassador pick for China calls it 'aggressor' See in context

The US calling China an aggressor?

Pot? Kettle? Black?

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Posted in: Bitcoin tops $66,000, sets record as crypto goes mainstream See in context

El Rata...

Where are all the crypto haters today?

I hate crypto so I can answer for you.......

I'm sat at home wishing I had gambled a few million yen years ago.....

Still don't see much of a long term future for it..... But could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time! :)

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Posted in: Putin orders most Russians to stay off work for a week as virus deaths rise See in context

The important part......

“It’s very clear that in countries that have lower vaccine uptake, that’s where we’re seeing the serious pandemic effects at the moment in terms of deaths and people ending up in hospital,” she said.

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Posted in: Japanese gymnast suffers serious spinal injury in training See in context

They make it look so easy... But the danger is always there.

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Posted in: Man arrested for forcing his pet cat to swim See in context

When I was young, my family had a cat that loved water. He would jump in the bath anytime he could. I know a cat owner in Japan whose cat has never left the apartment in 6 years..... Isn't this cruelty?

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Posted in: The first battle in the culture wars: The quality of diversity See in context

The "Ivy league" schools have quotas.... To keep Asians out. Discrimination that very few are bothered about.

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Posted in: Tokyo area set to end COVID-19 restrictions on eateries See in context

I can picture Mr Kipling, sitting in a pub, worse for wear from alcohol, at 11:00 pm in the near future!

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Posted in: The first battle in the culture wars: The quality of diversity See in context

Asian Americans seem to be doing rather well...... Better than the whites even...Discrimination didn't hamper them.

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