relic1980 comments

Posted in: Pariah to president: Marcos Jr returns family to Philippines supremacy See in context

"Those who forget the past" and all that....

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Posted in: As Putin marks Victory Day, his troops make little gains in Ukraine See in context

I find it funny how Dictator Putin can laud the Soviet Union's victory against the Nazis (of which the Soviet Union had a whole lot of materiel help from Britain and the US I may add), yet clearly adopting the brutal Nazi methods when going up against the Soviet Union's former allies in WWII.

Complete with false stories about why Russia "had" to fight Ukraine (a "Nazi" threat? PLEEZ).

Guess Dictator Putin will make up any lie he can to excuse his lust for lebensraum.

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Posted in: The metaverse threat: TV will die with its audience See in context

Eh, to be honest I just turned 60 a couple weeks ago, and I rarely watch network TV anymore...just not anything I'm into these days, and if I want to watch something I can either stream it or watch one of my 600+ DVDs/Blu-rays :)

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Posted in: Death toll nears 6 million as pandemic enters its 3rd year See in context

"No, it's not. You can clearly see almost everywhere where there are vaccinated people that they make up a proportionate amount of deaths. The truth is let out in the article who is actually most affected..."

And according to the CDC, that "proportionate amount" adds up to much less than 1 %.

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Posted in: Akita governor who owns cat gifted from Putin blasts Ukraine invasion See in context

The cat can't help it if his former owner was a huge... Johnson.

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Posted in: Low-cost sterilization of dogs, cats curbs killing of strays See in context

Good idea to have inexpensive ways to spay/neuter cats. Most of the cats that come to our back yard are strays that come because they were abandoned by their former owners or born on the street. One cat ultimately had three litters in or next to our back yard, until we were able to catch her and have her fixed. As soon as they were old enough, we fixed the kittens that stayed as well.

Fortunately for us, there's an organization here in Columbus OH that does the job for around $40 per cat and will also give them their vaccinations as well. Too many people may also just have the female fixed but ignore the male because "they won't come home pregnant". Just because it won't be your problem, don't mean it won't become the neighborhood's problem.

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Posted in: Burger King releases King Yeti in Japan See in context

Looks like a veritable Feast o' Doom. Don't get me wrong; back in my teenage years (mid-late 70s) I could have polished this off. But next month I turn 60, and well....I wanna turn 61 :)

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Posted in: Trump, 2 of his children must testify in New York investigation, judge rules See in context

"Did he actually call this investigation racially motivated? Donald Trump, white victim??"

More like "orange victim" of a bad spray tan to me :)

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Posted in: The promotion of the anti-parasite drug ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment has generated a lot controversy worldwide. What's your view on it? See in context

I'm not a horse, nor do I have intestinal parasites. I have no use for it until I become one or have the other :)

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Posted in: U.S. airlines warn of 'calamity' if 5G deployed near airports See in context

So this is a problem the airlines have known about for awhile, yet didn't do much about until recently. Hmmm, reminds me of Y2K, where the problem was well-known with tech companies, yet nothing was done until a few years before zero hour.

Figures.

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Posted in: American businessman promises urgent flights of potatoes to Japan to ease French fry shortage See in context

"Never thought I’d see the day Japan needed to receive food aid. Things are bleak."

Back in the day it was worse. My mother, back in the 50s and 60s (she was born in 1933), used to contribute to an organization that specifically sent money to help Japanese children in need. I still have a thank you card one of these children sent to her.

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Posted in: American businessman promises urgent flights of potatoes to Japan to ease French fry shortage See in context

"ain't civilization greattttt."

And crispy :)

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Posted in: Race, politics at heart of Spielberg's new 'West Side Story' See in context

"What is it with liberals and race? I just don't get it."

What is it with conservatives and willful blindness? Unfortunately, I DO get it.

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Posted in: 90-year-old man arrested over wife’s death in fire See in context

Presumably they will investigate whether or not he suffers from dementia? Surely there's a reason why a 90-year old would do such a thing as this?

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Posted in: EU wants calm amid virus protests; rioters called 'idiots' See in context

"When governments start behaving like nazis and abolishing individual freedom then it is both good and right for people to protest and resist."

Hmmmm...wasn't aware nazis were big on SAVING lives....

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Posted in: 'Sesame Street' debuts Asian American muppet See in context

"I never knew a Muppet hard a race.

Orange Ernie is orange and Bert is yellow.

What race is Oscar and cookie?

Sad what the west has done to itself."

Done what? Make a show more representative of it's viewing audience? The horror :)

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Posted in: Original Apple computer built by Jobs and Wozniak to be auctioned See in context

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ShinkansenCaboose

We are in on the bidding. Lovely wood!

That is just so amusing. The price might reach $1 million.

That would be quite the Apple tax :)

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Posted in: Halloween in Shibuya See in context

Heh, just watched a Virtual Japan streaming video a little bit ago and saw these guys!

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Posted in: Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye See in context

Could just call him Puddintame for all I care :)

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Posted in: 100 yen store chain Daiso opens online shop with 30,000 items to choose from See in context

Looks cleaner than the dollar stores here in the US, and probably has better stuff to boot.

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Posted in: How do Japanese fans feel about Netflix’s live-action 'Cowboy Bebop' opening sequence? See in context

"Not familiar with this subject.

Is the original available with subtitles?"

In the US it is. I have the Funimation Blu-ray set, and it has both the dub (which is one of the best US dubs out there) and original Japanese with English subs.

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Posted in: Thousands flock to walk-in youth vaccination site in Tokyo See in context

"No, in the US there have been more deaths from a few months of covid vaccinations than all other vaccines together over the past 31 years. The serious vaccine adverse reactions and deaths are through the roof in North America and Europe, but they are unfortunately summarily dismissed and ignored by the MSM media."

Always love anti-vaxxers using the bogeyman "mainstream media". The FACT is, according to the Centers for Disease Control (in the US) is that; "More than 363 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through August 23, 2021. During this time, VAERS received 6,968 reports of death (0.0019%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine."

Those numbers, while tragic for the families who lost loved ones, is tiny compared to the doses administered (this would include the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer (Pfizer has been officially approved in the US by the FDA), and the one-dose J&J vaccine).

99% of those who are hospitalized and/or died in the US are from the unvaccinated.

It's peoples' choice in the US whether or not they get the shots. It's extremely easy to get them; in many places you can just walk in and get them. But unfortunately many listen to so-called "experts" like that failed optometrist in KY, or conspiracy theorists (I mean, what person in their right mind would believe they are being "microchipped" with the shot?).

But at the end of the day, it's their choice whether they have a proven safe solution with a .00019 death rate, or take their chances with COVID. I made my choice several months ago, with Moderna.

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Posted in: Man in Sapporo attempts to rob convenience store with lighter See in context

Probably would have had more luck with an NES Zapper (or whatever the Famicom light gun was called in Japan) :)

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Posted in: Halloween already? See in context

Here in Columbus OH I went into a Kroger store yesterday; they had just replaced the school supplies with Hallowe'en candy (like they usually do this time of year). Guess it's the same in Japan.

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Posted in: Suspect arrested over murder of 80-year-old man in Kyoto See in context

It's a horrible crime, don't get me wrong. But once again, I have to ask....whenever a person commits a crime and they happen to be unemployed, WHY stigmatize the unemployed by mentioning it, as if being unemployed makes you a criminal?

After all, if one is employed and commits a crime, you don't mention their employment status.

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Posted in: Weary U.S. businesses confront new round of mask mandates See in context

"The vaccinated are just as capable of spreading the virus to one another if not more so"

Because the vaccinated, even in the rare cases they get sick, won't get sick enough to go to a hospital. We aren't wearing a mask to protect ourselves as much as we're masking up to protect those who can't or WON'T get the vaccine, and believe that mask mandates "violate their rights".

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Posted in: Man arrested after assaulting visitor to nextdoor apartment for being noisy See in context

Once again, the article vilifies a person because they are "unemployed". While certainly not excusing this guy for slapping another person, I'm fairly certain that his status as "unemployed" does not equate with "evil".

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Posted in: Top court upholds death penalty for 'black widow' serial killer See in context

"Kakehi's lawyers had demanded earlier this month another psychiatric evaluation for her, claiming her dementia has gotten progressively worse, and she does not understand that she has been taking part in a criminal trial."

This is what concerns me. If she is indeed suffering from dementia, and doesn't understand the proceedings, then it may be a mistake to put such a person to death. I'm not necessarily against the death penalty per se, but to put someone to death that does not understand why she would be put to death, then that seems to be a problem to me.

At her age, it seems better (again, if her lawyer is telling the truth about her dementia) to keep her imprisoned. I know many would be outraged at the suggestion that she would still be alive while her victims aren't, but at the end of the day, I don't think living with advanced dementia is really a mercy.

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Posted in: Jill Biden likely to visit Japan for Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony See in context

"I cannot remember a single case where a first-lady alone met the leader of another country."

How about family members (like Ivanka and Jared) meeting with world leaders and negotiating with them on behalf of the President? Did you have a problem with that?

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Posted in: Japanese love doll mistaken for drowned corpse; saved by emergency services anyway See in context

"Why do so-called "men" need things like that anyway? Can't handle real women?"

Made me think of a couple who lived across the street from me years ago. For the guy's birthday he asked his significant other for a threesome. She gave him a blowup doll and declared on the front porch this would be the only "threesome" he'd get from her :)

Next Hallowe'en it made a reappearance in the front yard.

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