Robert N comments

Posted in: 5 Ukrainian civilians killed as warring sides mull next move See in context

Sad fact is that Ukraine is running out of soldiers. All the equipment in the world is not going to help if they don't have people to operate them effectively.

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Posted in: Nuclear power industry vies for bigger role in decarbonizing planet See in context

Only way to go if we are serious about reducing emissions. Other options not viable for constant load bearing and carbon kills way more people than nukes ever have,

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Posted in: Qatar's vast wealth helps it host World Cup See in context

Yes, by liberally bribing the FIFA committee.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Facebook parent Meta cuts 11,000 jobs, 13% of workforce See in context

I guess they can always find jobs in the Metaverse.

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Posted in: Japan looks to finalize nuclear reactor service extension by year-end See in context

Nukes are the only way to achieve any measure of carbon reduction. Should try building some of the newer and less potentially accident prone versions.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Biden says Musk's foreign ties 'worthy' of scrutiny over Saudi stake in Twitter See in context

Quite right. all suspect foreign ties and connections should be properly investigated.

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Posted in: Putin will not go to G20 summit in Bali See in context

Such a pity. Biden could have taken him out behind the bicycle sheds and beaten him to a pulp.

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Posted in: Biden hails Democrats' 'strong night,' acknowledges concerns See in context

Fetterman will be an excellent senator. At least as good as some of the others currently in office. He should start preparing for a presidential run in 6 years.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Posted in: Japan's 8th COVID wave could surpass previous wave's peak, say experts See in context

Never ending nonsense. Surely now we know mortality rate and aggravating factors we can stop treating Covid like the plague?

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Posted in: Japan reports 87,410 new coronavirus cases See in context

Close the borders and shut everything down. Things can only get worse. Etc.

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Posted in: Crypto exchange Binance to buy rival FTX in apparent bailout See in context

I agree Dave. These are not good signs for crypto.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Do you think Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter is a good move? See in context

Twitter usage is apparently at an all time high. I have never used it and never want to. But the almighty ruckus Elong has caused has been fun to watch.

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Posted in: Defectors seek alternatives to Musk-owned Twitter See in context

I hear Truth Social is pretty good.......

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Hackers leak Australian health records on dark web after ransom not paid See in context

Now the whole world knows about my haemorrhoids :((

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Nile is in mortal danger, from its source to the sea See in context

Japanese Government can surely print more yen to help these poor developing nations.

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Posted in: Cabinet approves ¥29.1 tril extra budget for economic package See in context

These people are totally insane. BoJ will buy all the bonds. No way out for Japan except inflation or economic chaos

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Posted in: Cannabis holds promise for pain management, reducing the need for opioid painkillers See in context

Full circle. Last 100 years have been an aberration in mankindś relationship with THC.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: COP27 kicks off with deal to discuss climate compensation See in context

Good idea. Letś print more money

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Support for New Zealand Labour Party hits lowest level since Ardern became PM See in context

Thatś how democracy works. Parties come, parties go. Incumbency is tough as you are usually blamed for whatever is ailing the voters.

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Posted in: N Korea says missile tests were practice to attack South, U.S. See in context

All hot air. He knows that any first strike by him would bring his downfall.

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Posted in: Why it's OK if we don't know results on election night See in context

I await the results of the next election with bated breath. Will be fascinating to see where the whining is loudest.

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Posted in: What do you think about the recent spate of high-profile protests by climate activists who have attempted to vandalize major works of art in museums? See in context

Kind of pointless. not sure what the message is..... Take that, dead artist!!!!

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Posted in: Fed unleashes another big rate hike but hints at a pullback See in context

4% still not enough. And I don think that the Fed has either the ability or the cojones to do much more.

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Posted in: Japan, Italy agree to keep sanctions on Russia, support Ukraine See in context

What a bombshell announcement. When we expected them to say that they are changing tack.

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Posted in: Biden implores voters to save democracy from lies, violence See in context

This whole ẗhreat to democracy thing feels a little bit overdone. Democracy seems to be carrying on regardless of the rhetoric. over the last many years

I am, however, constantly amazed at just how unconvincing and inept Biden appears to be when he makes a speech. He could make you believe anything if he says the opposite.

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Posted in: Migos rapper Takeoff dead after Houston shooting, rep says See in context

My gosh! Poor him. Ended up being a bit of a hard landing.

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Posted in: In Hong Kong, world bankers urged not to 'bet against' China See in context

Hong Kong will never be the same again after the last almost 3 years of Covid madness and the ongoing political repression from PRC.

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Posted in: Man arrested for robbing jewelry store while heading to work See in context

Indeed. Professor Moriarty lives!

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Posted in: Japan reports 70,396 new coronavirus cases See in context

Close the borders. Lock things down. Issue more proclamations. This is serious.

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Posted in: BOJ members stick to monetary easing amid lack of wage growth See in context

More insanity. Admission of the total misguidedness of their policies over the last decades.

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