NickPrime comments

Posted in: Chinese web users get creative to dodge COVID censorship See in context

It has been so long since China style of authoritarian oppression became insufficient to control the pandemic that it feels like ancient history. The people were probably as tired of the oppression as they are now, but at least they had the excuse that it worked. Now it must be really frustrating to have their rights trampled and their business and jobs destroyed and still see worse results than other countries that were in worse situation.

One thing is to conform with results, now they are being forced to conform and get nothing. It is understandable that people rebel, at least on the web.

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Posted in: Fears mount for China's economy as leaders dig in on zero-COVID See in context

The times where china could brag about being in control of the pandemic are long gone, by entrenching themselves into old ways that can't contain omicron they are digging their own grave. If the humiliation of seeing themselves being surpassed now by countries that before could not do anything about it.

The only good part is that this time the damage is only internal, the rest of the world should take notice and use this chance to distance themselves and let the chinese economy deal with the consequences of letting their people lose their health and lives with bad policies.

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Posted in: Beijing closes 10% of subway stations to stem COVID spread See in context

So chinese people have begun to wake up and realize the CCP is acting like it is in a time loop while the rest of the world deals with the disease in a much less disruptive way while still preventing deaths?

Well, it seems it is already too late, the chinese citizens have given up too many rights over the last years to be able to rebel successfully, they gave control of their lives and by now they will have to live as the CCP seems fit, even when it is clearly mistaken.

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Posted in: Beijing prepares COVID-19 hospital spaces See in context

Hospital spaces for what exactly? patients of every disease that get neglected because of the lockdowns so they end up suffering much worse health problems? Maybe old people that are yet unvaccinated and die of covid so doctors can try to find any other disease to pin the deaths on?

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Posted in: Osaka Expo mascot needs name; organizers ask for suggestions See in context

Faily McFailface

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Posted in: China's zero-COVID restrictions curb May Day holiday travel See in context

Taking care of slowing down the spreading is a good measure, but turning it up to eleven as if it was two years ago will only hurt China in the short, medium and long term. In some way it is understandable because there is little else China can do since its local vaccine has low efficacy and the people that should be most interested in being vaccinated are really against it because they don't trust their government.

On the good side, this are good news for every other country that competes economically with China, so they must be really happy that the Chinese communist party choose to sacrifice their economic advantage for no reason.

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Posted in: China digs in on zero-COVID strategy despite public's frustrations See in context

China is in a losing battle against COVID thanks to its insistence of living on 2020, the good part is that this time its going down alone instead of bringing the rest of the world with it like when it let the pandemic run wild trying to hide the first cases and only made the whole world suffer the consequences.

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Posted in: Australia commemorates war dead with few COVID restrictions See in context

“An arc of autocracy is challenging the rules-based order our grandparents had secured,” Morrison said, referring to China, Russia and North Korea. “And democratic, free peoples are standing together again."

Interesting contrast between the progressive and productive approach Australia has taken against COVID, that allows for restrictions to be safely reduced, while the autocratic China is now doing the opposite, crushing personal freedoms while fighting countless outbreaks around the country.

In the long term true democracies (even if flawed) are the ones that overcome the problems because they have to confront them instead of falling in a vicious circle of control and deception.

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Posted in: Beijing COVID spike prompts mass testing, panic buying See in context

China have done everything wrong from the beginning, not only allowed the pandemic to happen because of their mismanagement, they have also put a brake to their economy with an outdated method to control the infection, lousy vaccines that are rejected by the main people that should be vaccinated the most and by thinking that hiding deaths systematically could go unnoticed.

Sorry for the people of the country, but as long as they keep supporting their corrupt government the tragedy of Hong Kong is going to be repeated endlessly.

Just hope this will not cause a new variant to spread around the world.

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Posted in: Voting opens in France runoff between Macron and Le Pen See in context

Le pen is not going to let a disaster or two go wasted, I feel genuine surprise that people can turn a blind eye to such populist schemes.

I mean, it is politics so is part of the mud all participants live in, but not recognizing it is like saying the sun is not there.

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Posted in: 10 confirmed dead after tour boat with 26 goes missing off Hokkaido See in context

Seeing this on the news all day, knowing how difficult was to find survivors but really hoping for a miracle, the heart goes heavy for the families of all the people that died in a day that was supposed to be fun and happiness.

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Posted in: China's COVID death toll rises as Beijing warns of 'grim' situation See in context

China dig its own grave with their lack of adaptability, ever since delta became prevalent the zero covid approach was doomed to fail, no matter how much they are trying to hide the truth it is already leaking and proving how bad they are managing this crisis.

I'm covering my eyes.

Can anyone tell me if there are any sources supplied in the above post?

So, when did the comment section here degenerated to kindergarten level?

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Posted in: JR says it will take 2 weeks to remove bullet train derailed by quake See in context

surprising, but I guess it was never a priority to plan for the aftermath of a disaster

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Posted in: As virus cases surge, can China's zero-COVID strategy hold? See in context

The world would benefit a huge lot if china bankrupt itself with this failing strategy, looking at hong kong this may end up with lots of dead chinese people.

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Posted in: Travelers returning from New Year holidays crowd roads, airports See in context


A bunch of so called « experts » who are in reality fear mongering idiots predicted a few weeks ago that by end of December, UK would see between 600.000 and 2 millions infections per day; between 3000 and 10.000 hospitalizations per day; and between 600 and 6000 deaths per day. 6000!

I would love to see that supposed idiots, of course no chance this "would" was actually a "could", right?

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Posted in: Do you think the world will be rid of COVID and all its variants this year? See in context

I could swear I had already commented this here but


Mass vaccination with monovalent vaccines is likely the major cause of immune escape mutants; it was predicted and that is exactly what we got.

That is exactly the opposite of what we got, all the variants that have appeared until now come from badly or no vaccinated countries, your comment is dangerous disinformation.

Getting rid of COVID is not impossible yet, but realistically is too difficult now to become a goal. Vaccines reduce deaths, social distancing reduce the number of cases, eventually both things will become less important but at the moment both are necessary.

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Posted in: U.S. serviceman arrested in Okinawa for riding minibike while under influence of alcohol See in context

Two DUI on a single week? that surely tell us that this is just a common thing.

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Posted in: Kishida must turn to Abenomics to satisfy financial markets: Abe See in context

What else is he going to say? accept that his approach was a huge failure to the country? of course not.

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Posted in: Antibodies aren't the only defense against Omicron See in context

Any "medical" group that chooses to use as a symbol the caduceus from Hermes, the god of commerce and thieves instead of the rod of Asclepius is just making too obvious what are their real intentions.

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Posted in: Political rage: America survived a decade of anger in the 18th century – but can it now? See in context

Anger is the national sport in America, it is going to be impossible to let it go if everything tells the public they should be angry against everything. The trump presidency made it clear that too much of the people have been lost to the toxic culture.

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Posted in: 'Jeopardy!' stays with hosts Bialik, Jennings for the season See in context

I liked Bialik even with her role on the big bang series, but her weird beliefs about drugs and vaccines grind too much. I would vote for a year of guest hosts to find someone better.

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Posted in: Diverse doubts: How vaccine skepticism takes root See in context

Who benefit the most from vaccines? the vaccinated people. Who don't? antivaxxers and people selling useless supplements that would flop if not for people that think they can protect themselves with them.

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Posted in: Japan confirms 4th case of Omicron variant infection See in context

Having people skip quarantine means infections slip into the country undetected, normally it would not be so bad because there is corona in the country already, but with the variants it just mean probably some people are already spreading omicron without nobody knowing it.

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Posted in: Japan struggling to bring forward vaccine booster shots See in context

How about not bringing the boosters but sending them to undervaccinated countries? it seems we are lucky with Omicron, but the next variant may not be so weak so just help everybody get vaccinated.

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Posted in: Reduced splash, easier smartphone operation among reasons more guys prefer to pee while seated See in context

Who is interested in using their smartphone while peeing? people that cant stop fidgeting with their phones for the minute it takes to take a leak really need to see a doctor about it.

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will start 3rd COVID vaccine shots in December See in context

never mind the third, how about anybody that wants the first can get it? I know of a lot of people still waiting to get an appointment.

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Posted in: Tokyo court disrupted by hundreds of maskless anti-vaxxers See in context

As expected the article comments got full of antivaxxers repeating the same lies as ever,

the vaccines are rushed - no they were not.

the vaccines are gene therapy - not they are not

the vaccines have lots of life threatening side effects - no they have not

people being against the vaccines because of lies are not antivaxxers - yes they are

COVID is not dangerous - yes it is

vaccines do not reduce transmission - yes they do


And then in a few days an article about how antivaxxers get to repeat their lies for free, but of course only on social media, never in articles put forward by the stablished news media, right?

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Posted in: Docomo reports ¥100 million in damages in phishing scam See in context

The whole country is full of people that fumble with technology, even inside of these telecommunication companies, I am not surprised scammers can get away with things like these.

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Posted in: Japan in talks to procure oral COVID-19 drug for mild symptoms See in context


There are already cheap, safe and effective drugs to treat COVID-19 in the early stages, with efficacy up to around 80% depending on when the drugs are given.

And what drugs are those supposed to be? steroids, immunosuppressors, etc? they are being used routinely.

Hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin? they do not work against COVID, that is why they are not used. Try reading scientific reports and metanalysis, it is been months since they were proven so. The only people that still want to push these drugs are antivaccination groups

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Posted in: Faith in numbers: Fox News is must-watch for white evangelicals, a turnoff for atheists...and Hindus, Muslims really like CNN See in context

So, what do atheists watch?

maybe nothing on open TV anymore.

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