Shiningfinger comments

Posted in: Number of COVID patients in Japan rises for 9th straight week See in context

Unfortunately, large numbers of people are still uninformed on what exactly Covid -19 is and what it does to a person. JT and other "reputable news" sources limit real discussions on the virus and help to perpetuate the notion that Covid can be associated to something as simple as a common cold or flu virus.

Sad, that scientists have already discovered so much about this virus over the past few years and the public is still kept in the dark. I mean since when has a common cold been proven to cause "brain shrinkage," "heart disease," and "systematic organ failure." Aside from other things depending on the variant you catch. smh

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Posted in: High times in Thailand: New weed laws draw tourists from across Asia See in context

Recent studies have shown that marijuana use can cause damage the heart and blood vessels.

"Marijuana smoke also delivers many of the same substances researchers have found in tobacco smoke — these substances are harmful to the lungs and cardiovascular system,"

“There’s a public perception that marijuana is safer than tobacco, and this study raises concern this may not be true,” said lead study author Dr. Giselle Revah

https://edition.cnn.com/2023/02/24/health/marijuana-heart-disease-wellness/index.html

Maybe some countries don't want to start pumping money into avoidable medical costs while not benefiting from the tax and economic benefits that Thailand will be pocketing while not paying any medical bills.

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Posted in: Pharrell Williams: 'Lot of people died' for black culture to triumph See in context

I think because they were torn away from their countries and culture against their will. They created a new culture to replace the one they had stolen from them. They don't crave recognition from the white establishment. They're not asking, they're demanding it through sheer force of innovation and ideas.

The fact that black culture has become so suffused and even a dominant factor in American and international culture is a victory for those who had everything taken away from them.

Well said...

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Posted in: 96.4% of Americans had COVID-19 antibodies in their blood by fall 2022 See in context

There were numerous studies that showed vaccinated people contracted Covid-19 at higher rates. There was even CDC data that proved that regions with higher vaccinated populations had higher transmission rates of Covid 19 than areas with lower vaccination rates when comparing populations. They looked at states and counties in the US. This is well documented. But people still will believe whatever they want to believe to tell themselves they did the "right" thing. It doesn't matter to me. Time will reveal everything and it won't be that long.

Autoimmune diseases don't take very long to do what their designed to do. It's just difficult for some people to understand why they are sick

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Posted in: 96.4% of Americans had COVID-19 antibodies in their blood by fall 2022 See in context

Never got vaccinated, although I was leaning towards the non-MRNA vaccine from Novavax. Ultimately decided not to get anything that produced spike proteins.

Lucky enough to not be required to get jabbed for work, but was required to test weekly, being a middle school teacher.

Specifically wore N95 masks and often doubled them. Never been healthier. Also wear full on P100 3M respirator masks on Planes. Can't even tell when people are eating.

I am the 3% they will never get.

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Posted in: Is COVID-19 winding down? Scientists say no See in context

White House COVID-19 coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said COVID-19 will likely be with us for the rest of our lives.

If Covid -19 is allowed to spread indefinitely our life spans will take a huge drop. Scientist in the UK have already discovered that Covid-19 plays a major role in damaging/destroying brain tissue that human beings can never get back, actually causing the brain to lose grey matter and size aging the brain by up to 10 years.

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Posted in: Millions locked down as China wrestles worst virus outbreak in two years See in context

"Oh! Covid is not that bad," they say. "It's like getting a cold" they say...

But what cold virus accumulates in a person's reproductive system, primarily male testicles. Can cause Erectile dysfunction (ED) and reproductive problems in men? Study after study is showing that Covid-19 effects multiple organs and bodily functions.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/covid-19-may-impair-mens-sexual-performance

https://www.nola.com/news/coronavirus/article_d092520c-9bfa-11ec-be30-cf54079f92b0.html

Attacks the brain as well causing dementia and Alzheimer's

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/covid-19-could-serve-as-a-trojan-horse-for-dementia-and-alzheimer-s-experts-say-1.5568918

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Posted in: One view on dealing with the coronavirus is that we have to learn to live with it. What does "live with it" mean to you? See in context

It means accepting the risk of possible infection of a virus that can most likely will be life changing after contraction. With symptoms and possible negative effects on different organs and bodily system functions throughout your body. With the real possibility of lowering your overall life expectancy.

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Posted in: Rescuers describe harrowing scene at plane crash See in context

Asiana passengers likely to get millions

-CNN

Asiana Airlines will likely end up paying hundreds of millions of dollars to passengers of its flight that crashed in San Francisco on Saturday, according to a leading aviation law expert.

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Posted in: Official: Asiana flight tried to abort landing See in context

Korean-Flagged carriers have a talent for flying perfectly functional aircraft into the ground which is why I no longer use them.

Too bad people had to die before someone payed attention.

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Posted in: Teacher tapes up mouth of girl, 7, to stop her spreading germs See in context

The kids don't see serving lunch as a punishment. It is more of a privilege and something they look forward to because it shows how grown up they are.

lol

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Posted in: Asiana plane crashes at San Francisco airport; 2 dead See in context

To further clarify my statement, because it seems that some people are drawing conclusions that I was not implying. First off No one has blamed this accident on ethnicity the fact remains that the pilots who crashed the plane were korean pilots but they didn't crash because they were Korean. SmithinJapan you can make all the assumptions you want, but I will state this one more time. Korean pilots tend to have trouble landing large aircraft. Why do I think this?

Maybe because I have flown over 50,000 air miles aboard planes flown by korean pilots and of the dozens of landings only a few were normal. Most landings of large747 777, etc were hard or excessively hard rocky landings. I don't care how many flight hours they have or years they've spent flying. It doesn't help if their culture allows common sense to take a back seat to their hierarchy way of thinking. Meaning even if a seasoned pilot misses something or makes an error a younger co-pilot would think twice before correcting him. I have no doubt this crash was pilot error. Every passenger is saying the plane was too low.

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Posted in: Asiana plane crashes at San Francisco airport; 2 dead See in context

I'm not surprised that this happened. I fly in and out of korea alot over the past several years. And korean pilots simply have difficulty landing large aircraft perfectly. Calm favorable weather, little wind, good visibility yet pilot error on the landing with no distress call. Passengers said he came in to low and tried "at the last minute to correct the positioning of the plane"

Hopefully now there will be an investigation and improvements made for Korean pilot training especially for landing. The roughest landings i have ever had its scarey.

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Posted in: Teacher tapes up mouth of girl, 7, to stop her spreading germs See in context

IF a server doesn't bring a mask there should be a penalty like adding more days to serve lunch etc. But many asians seem not able to think outside the box.

like Borscht so nicely implied, they simply follow rules with little or no personal comprehension of why or what they are doing and find it hard to cope when a rule is broken and there is no alternate protocol. Improvisation not their strong point.

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Posted in: Royal chitchat See in context

JT moderators are immature and childish. If you post something they disagree with they censor it. Their intellect is at a level that is not capable of accepting an opposing view.

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Posted in: Abe's wife says she is anti-nuclear See in context

she has no control over policy, so does this even matter? I wonder what Abe's mother thinks too. She probably has more power than his wife. This article is so thought provoking wow!

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Posted in: Girls, girls, girls See in context

K-pop girl groups in south korea only have a shelf life of about 5 years so this group only has around 2years before they will be replaced with a younger singers.

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Posted in: Girls, girls, girls See in context

Don't worry K-pop groups such as this only have a shelf life of around 5 years and this group only has about 2yrs left. And Dog is right. Groups like this is a perfect example of rampant plastic surgery that has been rooted in South korean culture. It has become completely normal for girls such as these to undertake hours of surgery and augmentation to get the "ideal" look.

Its sad because the leading cause of death for young people in South korea is suicide. Fact

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Posted in: American serviceman falls to death from Yokosuka apartment See in context

seems like bad things can happen to bad people. one less embarrasment to mankind.

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Posted in: Germany most popular country in the world; Japan No. 4: BBC poll See in context

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Tourism_Rankings

Germany is at the Bottom of the LIST. Nice try with this mock poll and mis-information campaign to boost tourism.

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Posted in: Germany most popular country in the world; Japan No. 4: BBC poll See in context

This poll is fundamentally flawed. After reading this article i realized how cleverly disguised news articles like these create mis-perception and mis-information. This poll was conducted with bias, and only selected countries were given to people within 16 nations. This seems like a mock poll to boost tourism in certain countries with low tourist numbers.

A better poll would have taken into account places where people travel to more and/or spend more tourist money. Germany maybe 1st in this poll but actually people travel there far less. Fact remains more people travel to places like Turkey than Germany. How can a country be considered the most "popular" country when tourist travel there in much lower numbers than other countries??

World Tourism Rankings -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Tourism_rankings

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Posted in: Cheaper yen attracts record number of visitors to Japan See in context

Now not only are the export companies riding high, the tourist industry in japan will see more growth and will more growth and will have to add more jobs in the coming months as the tourist numbers rise. Abenomics scores another win. despite all the disbelievers

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Posted in: Companies Japanese people are most proud of See in context

Seiko, Yokohama Tires, Subaru, Nissin Foods, and Bandai should've been on the list somewhere.

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Posted in: S Korea, U.S., China differ over visit by Abe's envoy to N Korea See in context

The South Korean govt. is childish and immature. How can they possibly know that diplomatic efforts will be unhelpful if they are not the ones apart of the dialogue. This shows how ignorant the current Korean government is when dealing with regional affairs. The japanese issues with the DPRK precedes the current ROK govt and president and pessimism by them is unhelpful.

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Posted in: Defiant Hashimoto says U.S. troops abused women during occupation See in context

Politically correct or not,....Hashimoto is Right ! Just because american political figures hide the truth doesn't change it. And they wonder why america suffers from violence today. chickens coming home, chickens coming home...

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Posted in: Man attacked by bear defends himself with pruning shears See in context

looks like this guy fought off the bear long enough for the bear to decide it wasn't worth it. I think in order to fight a bear a man must have some form of a weapon.

Sorry Probie putting up your dukes won't be that effective on a 2meter tall bear u need a weapon in hand. Anything else aside from drawing blood would only seem to anger the bear more or maybe even excite it as a challenge. Have your ever seen 2 full grown bears rumble it out over territory or mating partners? I think i would put my fist down lol

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Posted in: S Korea sees marked decrease in number of Japanese tourists See in context

an increasing number of foreigners are being sexually assualted in korea. and the statue of limitation is only 6months for Rape. FACT.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130423001036

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Posted in: S Korea sees marked decrease in number of Japanese tourists See in context

If this site actually did some research to add "reports/articles" like these, people would be able to get a greater understanding of issues.

and @chuky3176

I would call the possibility of being raped in South korea a "myth". Considering koreans have the 3rd highest sexual assualt rate in the world. And the highest rape rate in Asia among OECD nations.

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Posted in: Japan trying to confirm N Korean missile launch status See in context

The DPRK is just a Proxy for China. No one can say that China is pulling all the strings but it will be ignorant to think that no strings are in chinese hands. The US use to be smarter than this but apparently the rest of the world is catching up to the level of US sophistication in the global political arena. Or at least the regimes that have survived this long.

no one seems to get it...the DPRK is a proxy for China. The North koreans will one day fight the south in the attempt to unify the peninsulla. But no one knows when the time will come. They tried 60yrs ago and failed because of the U.S. and Nato. So today, the rhetoric has been fire hot to bait the U.S. into showing their cards if there were to be a real conflict. And sadly the US is showing North Korea and China exactly what to expect and prepare for when the real dance starts.

The North Koreans can't really gather the kind of intel they would need in preparation for an actually conflict so they basically create this situation to get the US to show its hand.i.e. B2 bombers, Cruisers, Radar Equip. Missle defense, THAD,etc. Basically , this also shows China what to expect from the US in the region when things get hot. In a few years when the DPRK can actually match all the talk and rhetoric with real proven advancements in missle tech, and nuclear tech this threat will be real.

And even today the Pentagon announced that they believe the Koreans have a nuclear capable missile. Not years away like the biased "experts" have been saying. SO I guess thats why the Chinese have been supplying the North Koreans with Mobile Launch Pads Vehicles because what is a missle if you don't have the ability to transport.

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Posted in: Germany gives Japan its backing as N Korea tensions rise See in context

and no one wants to talk about it but....the reason the DPRK can run its mouth is because it has a signed defense pact with China. And if the North is ever attacked or invaded the chinese would assist them. This agreement was made after the first korean war and to my knowledge has never been nullified. The koreans know this, and the US know this so basically nobody wants to make the first move.

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