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Posted in: Shanghai reports zero COVID cases for first time since March See in context

I don't believe any Covid numbers coming from the CCP. I do believe Shanghai can be locked down again in an instant at the governments whim.

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Posted in: COVID vaccines saved 20 mil lives in 1st year, scientists say See in context

Vaccines saving lives is very good indeed. People being mandated to take vaccines is very bad.

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Posted in: Amazon's Alexa could soon mimic voice of dead relatives See in context

There is a line in technology which should not be crossed. This crosses such a line.

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Posted in: Why monkeypox may soon get a new name See in context

It will always be known as Monkeypox to me, just as the original SARS‑CoV‑2 strain will always be the Wuhan virus.

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Posted in: China urges Japan not to meddle in gas development in East China Sea See in context

When China urges a country not to meddle in something, that country should definitely meddle.

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Posted in: What do you think of China's zero-COVID strategy? See in context

China also has a zero-mental health policy as well.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,329 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 17,285 See in context

There were no infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo

This says it all.

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Posted in: Bitcoin drops below $20,000 as crypto selloff quickens See in context

Remember when oil crashed a few years ago and basically went to zero? Now look at oil prices. This Bitcoin crash will recover and go to new highs. It’s just a matter of time, likely years away.

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Posted in: 'Game of Thrones' Jon Snow spin-off in early development: reports See in context

A story which does not need to be told.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,681 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 14,837 See in context

no infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo

It’s time to stop counting Covid numbers.

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Posted in: So long, Internet Explorer. The browser is finally retiring See in context

Yes, Internet Explorer had its flaws, but I would have taken IE over QQ Browser any day.

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Posted in: U.S. abortions rise: 1 in 5 pregnancies terminated in 2020 See in context

Safe, legal and rare was the best policy. Now the right wants to ban all abortion and the left wants abortion even during viability. I can’t support either side.

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Posted in: Disney's 'Lightyear' banned in 14 markets after same-sex kiss controversy See in context

The movie should not be banned. Parents should decide if their children watch it. Of course, if parents decide against it they will likely be called bigots.

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Posted in: UAE bans Disney-Pixar film over same-sex relationship characters See in context

If you think gay people are weird and yucky and you don't think it's good for your children to see them just say so

No, just you.

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Posted in: UAE bans Disney-Pixar film over same-sex relationship characters See in context

You guys do realize that you're very much in the minority finding anything offensive about these relationships in 2022

There is a huge difference between people finding "these relationships" offensive versus the pushing of increasingly woke content on children. Most adults like myself accept and support that people can live their lives as they please. But when it come to my young children, I am very careful about the content they are allowed to watch.

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Posted in: UAE bans Disney-Pixar film over same-sex relationship characters See in context

Disney has the right to make whatever content they want. Counties have the right to ban. But if Disney continues down this woke path, it’s just a matter of time before the average viewer will tune out Disney. I already have.

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Posted in: Jan 6 panelists say enough evidence uncovered to indict Trump See in context

Whether or not Trump is guilty, time will hopefully tell. But without a doubt Trump did a much better job overall in domestic and especially foreign policy than Biden is doing now.

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Posted in: Taiwan's health minister contracts COVID See in context

No need to know whenever a high profile person has Covid. They’ll recover soon enough.

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Posted in: 'We must change': Japan's morning-after pill debate See in context

Perhaps Japan does need to change. It’s long overdue. Want to know what else needs to change? Accepting personal responsibility.

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Posted in: DeChambeau joins Saudi golf series; Schwartzel leads in UK See in context

There are several professional Golf Tours worldwide already (ie Japan Golf Tour). PGA is not a monopoly. Some players simply go where the money is especially if they are no longer in their prime.

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Posted in: 3 Japanese schools to introduce genderless swimsuits with unisex two-piece design See in context

Genderless swim suits are also covering the fact that there are actually 2 genders.

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Posted in: Jeff Goldblum takes one more bite out of 'Jurassic World' See in context

I think I’ll just watch the original Jurassic Park again.

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Posted in: Timely 'The Janes' documentary looks at secret abortions See in context

Interesting that this progressive documentary gets media attention everywhere, even in Japan, but the new documentary “What is a Women” gets no mention anywhere, even in the US.

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Posted in: Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck announce new joint album, '18' See in context

I’m glad Depp got his day in court, but this album is a hard pass.

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Posted in: Ronnie Hawkins, patron of Canadian rock, dies at 87 See in context

I mostly know Ronnie from The Last Waltz but his influence of some of the members of The Band was enormous.

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Posted in: Japanese society begins to grapple with microaggressions See in context

One of the best features of Japan is that most people don’t think at all about microaggressions.

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Posted in: Japanese society begins to grapple with microaggressions See in context

Microaggressions will always exists as there is always someone who will find something offensive.

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Posted in: Japanese AI device reads stories to your kid with your voice, even if you’ve never read them See in context

This is right out of Black Mirror. The person’s mind trapped inside the egg is called a cookie.

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Posted in: Depeche Mode founding keyboardist Andy Fletcher dies at 60 See in context

What a ride he took with his best friends. Enjoy the silence.

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Posted in: New 'Star Wars' series with Jude Law in works as Disney targets streaming See in context

Bring back Gina Carano to Star Wars, then maybe I’ll be interested again.

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