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Posted in: Australia raises minimum savings for student visa; warns on fake recruitment See in context

"Yeah, it hasn't been too popular among Australians since January, 1788."

The opposite, in fact: 31% of Australians are immigrants. Last year, we had over half a million: a 2% increase in a population of 27 million. That's about twice the running average, not considered sustainable, and why the government is trying to control it.

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Posted in: U.S. charges yakuza gang leader with conspiring to sell nuclear material See in context

Sounds like nonsense. None of the stuff reported can be called weapons grade. Thorium isn’t even fissile. Traces of plutonium occur naturally in uranium - you need much more than traces. Yellowcake is uranium oxide derived from ore, not enriched at all.

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Posted in: 'Dame Edna Everage' comedian Barry Humphries dies at 89 See in context


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Posted in: Japan auteur Kitano's latest samurai film headed to Cannes See in context

This is welcome. Looking forward to it.

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Posted in: Melon cream soda pizza? Shakey’s Japan goes back in time, with 'kissaten' pizzas See in context

Sigh. Oh for an authentic Neopolitan pizza or maybe an Alsatian flammekuche ...

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Posted in: Former Prime Minister Abe dies after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

Not the Japan we know.

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Posted in: Starbucks Japan sweetens up a classic with Earl Grey Honey Whip Frappuccino and latte See in context

Please tell me this is a joke.

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Posted in: Takeda CEO urges transparency in virus vaccine rollout See in context

The point of vaccinating the healthy is to protect the vulnerable from them.

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