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Posted in: Elvis's only grandson dies at 27 See in context

Re the photo. There are two people in it.

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Posted in: Fire crews battle San Diego navy ship fire; 21 sailors injured See in context

Rumors going around that there are still 1,000,000 gallons of fuel on board, but well below the fire, and quite a bit of ammunition too. Hope they figure out some way to quench the flames.

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Posted in: Hamilton wins Styrian GP ahead of Mercedes teammate Bottas See in context

For some reason they cut that out of the live feed. For me Lewis has always been transparent though, simply a superb driver.

I hope the other teams can maintain and sharpen their challenge for the top spot. So much talent sloshing around in there. Congratulations meanwhile to Mercedes for setting the standard and doing such a superb all-round job. Nothing lasts forever but they've had a good run with Toto Wolff at the helm.

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Posted in: On fifth attempt, U.N. Security Council renews Syria aid via Turkey See in context

There's a related programme on BS1 NHK tonight from 10:00 pm on the plight of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, with all the problems that they are facing. Not for the faint of heart it looks.

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Posted in: National Ainu museum opens in Hokkaido after COVID-19 delay See in context

As a history of dispossession and not slavery, perhaps more similar to the fate of the native American tribes. Good to see the Ainu get a little more recognition for their distinct culture, even if it is way too late.

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Posted in: On fifth attempt, U.N. Security Council renews Syria aid via Turkey See in context

Quote from above: "Veto-powers Russia and China wanted to halve the approved Turkey border crossings to one, arguing..."

Er, right. There were originally four vital aid crossings. Russia tried to close all of them and nearly succeeded.

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1703481/world

Quote from ArabNews: “This is what we tried to do over these past weeks, to get the optimum to the population,” Heusgen said. US Ambassador Kelly Craft told the council: “Today’s outcome leaves us sickened and outraged at the loss of the Bab Al-Salaam and Al Yarubiyah border crossings. Behind those locked gates are millions of women, children, and men who believed that the world had heard their pleas. Their health and welfare are now at great risk,” she said. Still, Craft called the authorization of access through Bab Al-Hawa for 12 months “a victory” in light of Russia and China’s “willingness to use their veto to compel a dramatic reduction in humanitarian assistance.”

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Posted in: Is that hand strap clean? Tokyo Metro sprays silver to fend off coronavirus See in context

Could this be the silver bullet?

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Posted in: Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic See in context

Just tell him he looks handsome wearing it, and he will start to take pride in it.

(He actually does look good, but that is irrelevant.)

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Posted in: U.S. State Department OKs possible $23 bil sale of F-35s to Japan See in context

Oh, the US has approved the deal?

Hahaha... when Japan requested the F22 and the US kind of forced them to accept the F35 instead.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 206 new coronavirus cases See in context

doggar, @4:24 pm above, the figures are released around 3:00 pm each day for the previous 24 hours.

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Posted in: WHO advance team heads to China to set up probe into coronavirus origin See in context

Quote: "The virus is believed to have emerged in a wholesale market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year after jumping the species barrier from the animal kingdom to infect humans."

Not by the Chinese it isn't, and I think most researchers now accept that it could not have emerged there.

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Posted in: Gov't urges Tokyo host, hostess clubs to act to stem coronavirus spikes See in context

Re 224 vs 70,000. Why compare a city's figures with a nation's? Meaningless.

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Posted in: Red Bull and Racing Point say no room for Vettel See in context

Musical chairs is a harsh game.

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Posted in: If you got tested today for the coronavirus and the result turns out negative, that doesn’t mean you won’t get it next week. So should people be tested regularly? See in context

BIG 'What if' scenario. I am not biting.

People are reporting here on JT that you cannot get tested for love nor money, even if you are obviously ill.

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Posted in: Gov't urges Tokyo host, hostess clubs to act to stem coronavirus spikes See in context

If it's true as they say on the news that that hosts and hostesses live in tiny rooms in hostels, and that is where the infections are going around, even before anyone meets a customer, then the problem takes on a new light.

Only the most popular can become an independent name in order to break away and finally live in style, apparently. It sounds like a hard grind, but not too dissimilar from such dire situations in other countries.

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Posted in: Tokyo's daily coronavirus infections hit new record of 243 See in context

Maybe if we tried telling them we enjoy visiting Shinjuku host/hostess clubs, a test slot might magically become available.

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Posted in: Kim's sister says no need for another U.S.-N Korea summit See in context

Ooh, she's reappeared. That's good news, for her.

She seems to be choosing her words carefully, so as not to step on the beautiful relationship. Or has she too fallen in love?

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Posted in: Tokyo's daily coronavirus infections hit new record of 243 See in context

Max sympathies, savethegaijin. It does sound as if you could have it, but not too long ago they did relax the strict 37.5 degrees rule. It is up to the doctor to make a decision on whether to recommend testing.

You need to record your daily figures and symptoms on a piece of paper, all in Japanese if possible. That will draw someone's attention. Meanwhile I would change doctor/hospital until someone takes you seriously.

Good luck!

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Posted in: Tokyo's daily coronavirus infections hit new record of 243 See in context

If you can believe anyone's daily new case figures, Tokyo is now way higher than London.

https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/coronavirus--covid-19--cases

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Posted in: Street shooting leaves 4 dead, 3 wounded in New Jersey See in context

Blacklabel: "the shooter". No mention of a single shooter is made.

Many of these drive-by shootings are from cars or motorbikes. What is the best way to defend against a hit'n run attack like that?

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Posted in: Chinese ships make another lengthy intrusion into Japanese waters See in context

39 hours! I guess it takes time to measure the seabed in detail.

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Posted in: Some people argue that mandating anyone to wear face masks during the pandemic is a violation of human rights. Do you agree? See in context

In the US the CDC is now recommending that people wear masks.

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Posted in: Nearly 40 feared dead as torrential rains continue in southwestern Japan See in context

Just watched an interview on the TV news (6:00 pm Monday) with a woman who said she woke up feeling cold water on the small of her back. She suddenly realized what was happening, went to grab her children and rushed upstairs. She said she really thought they were going to die.

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Posted in: Koike, Abe say they'll cooperate on virus, Olympics See in context

Haha, great shot! I can sense a caption competition coming on.

Koike Yuriko: "My mask is bigger than yours."

Abe Shinzo: "Nice, where do you get those from?"

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Posted in: Nearly 40 feared dead as torrential rains continue in southwestern Japan See in context

Tonight will be bad, by all accounts. The rain still lashing down. My wife commented that she would not be able to sleep if she was living in that part of Kyushu.

Stay safe if any of you are reading this.

First Aid kit and lighting equipment, and get ready to head for higher ground if by the river.

Sleep upstairs and on the side away from the hill if you are at the foot of a slope.

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Posted in: F1 drivers all wear 'End Racism' T-shirts, but 6 don't kneel See in context

Motor Racing

The race itself was really exciting for a number of reasons. I think the stewards were extra harsh on Lewis, though. A 'racing incident,' he said afterwards, and I agree. Mercedes should appeal, IMHO.

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Posted in: Iran confirms damaged nuclear site was centrifuge facility See in context

kurisupisu, (if that is a serious question), there are Iranians living all over the world.

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Posted in: F1 drivers all wear 'End Racism' T-shirts, but 6 don't kneel See in context

Quote: "Hamilton, who knelt alongside Sebastian Vettel"... does not accord with what we see in the photo.

Silence is said by some to mean complicity, so I will just say that racism is something that we all need to face and deal with somehow, on an individual level, whoever we are. When someone judges you solely on your skin tone, it is an unpleasant feeling as they are ignorantly or deliberately blocking off your soul.

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Posted in: Ex-Russian diplomat exempted from charge over stolen SoftBank secrets See in context

Kalinin should get five times whatever sentence the lame one he recruited, Araki, gets.

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Posted in: Formula One season starts 4 months later in a different world See in context

Bottas on pole, and Max in third place. Honda finally coming of age with Alex Albon in 5th. Norris in the McLaren fourth! The 'pink Mercedes' of Racing Point are showing some amazing performances, with Lance Stroll becoming stronger by the minute.

Ferrari engines and aerodynamics seem to be going backwards. What is happening to them?

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