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Posted in: What is the mu variant of the coronavirus? See in context

Mu is a bit of a mute point.

The world has decided to open up, and that collateral damage is acceptable.

I disagree with that.

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Posted in: 'Demon Slayer Season 2' won’t be toning down its red-light-district setting, TV exec says See in context

Should be great.

Part 1 (?).Was on TV recently and I enjoyed seeing a demon getting it’s head kicked off, a character have tentacles inserted in eyes and mouth and then explode in a bloody mess.

I don’t think ‘teahouses’ even come close if parents of E.S. Kids are concerned about content! Hahaha!!!

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Posted in: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez make romance official in Venice See in context

'Wow, beautiful diamonds'.

It's O.K. to look if you say this...just don't linger too long without speaking some more.

Seinfeld and looking at the sun comes to mind.

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Posted in: Sydney floats pub promise to boost double-dose vaccination rate See in context

....and just adding to that, those who are unable to be vaccinated will just have to take their dose of Covid and hopefully will be able to get the care they need to recover. It's the new world order...but not the one some expected...rather than Big Brother it seems we enter the age of Freedumb.

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Posted in: Sydney floats pub promise to boost double-dose vaccination rate See in context


Yes. Globally the trend is now to abandon Covid 0 strategies, and switch to living with Covid.

covid 0 was possible, but populations are simply not capable of isolating, and Governments have lost interest in compensation. Some businesses have changed operations permanently, others are returning to their 'old' practices.

Those who don't want to be vaccinated are expendable.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,362 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 16,012 See in context

jderToday 07:33 pm JST

''As the numbers go down, it seems that a few of our most opinionated friends have left the chat. I wonder why? It feels kind of empty in here, haha.''

With numbers being controlled by the Government (via testing...5000 cases a day in Tokyo was too much for people to bear, but under 3000 seems palatable) to 'avoid panic' (their stated objective early in the year), there is simply no way to make an informed opinion. I'd suggest that is why some regulars on both sides might be absent.

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Posted in: Suga to resign; says he couldn't run for reelection and handle virus response See in context

Can he just step down immediately? Like, right now, tonight?

The sooner he's off my Tax payroll the better. It's not like there will be a leadership vacuum with him gone; we simply won't notice.

or does he have a few more Ginza Steacks to suck down before he gets the hell out?

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Posted in: Gov't considers extending state of emergency by 2 weeks See in context

That's it? That's all they've got.

*sigh....see you all in 2024 still wearing masks and bathing in alcohol.

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Posted in: Boxes of unused COVID-19 medical goods dumped at Tokyo Olympics See in context

"We did not instruct each venue what to do in advance," said one of the officials, admitting it was the organizing body's mishandling.

Oh, O.K. then. The organizing body just didn't organize anything. Sounds legit.

Sell some of the organizing body's personal assets (family cars, apartments and so on) and they should be able to raise 5 million to cover their debt to the taxpayers.

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Posted in: Local gov'ts condemn Aichi music event organizer for lax COVID steps See in context

I don’t think it’s the organizers fault; they just want make some Yen; Central Government set that example many times.

That people are actually dumb enough to attend large events under current circumstances is the real issue.

Other than that the article is like Japan’s greatest hits: full of ‘regrettable situations’

’deep apologies for causing trouble’

lack of social distancing,

and alcohol being singled out. All that’s missing is a drunk politician saying something ridiculous!

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Posted in: What is the best way to prevent pedestrians, glued to their smartphones, from stepping carelessly into oncoming traffic, falling off train platforms or bumping into each other on the sidewalk? See in context

There's no way to prevent it. People have to look after themselves.

I think it's definitely some kind of cultural thing here...little kids will often just run straight into you, not looking where they are going, then as adults they continue to bump into things and each other.

I often have to avoid people who have just looked staight at me, yet then crab walked directly into my path.

Plus the Mothers on bikes who will look at you as they approach a corner, but then just plough straight on.

There's a distinct lack of...care(?) in Tokyo.

I don't think there is a solution.

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Posted in: Suspect in Tokyo subway station acid attack arrested in Okinawa See in context

@ Zaphod,

approaching an unsuspecting person and attacking them over a petty grudge then fleeing across the country is basically the definition of a cowardly act. For him it was not a dangerous endeavor, and his flight meant he was unwilling to face the consequences of his action.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,227 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 24,200 See in context


Because all around the world the effect of Covid infection has been to climb uncontrollably, then inexplicably and without any action being taken drop and hold steady.

They are actually going to do it....hold the 4000 mark until the elections.

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Posted in: Organizers defend Bach's return to Tokyo for Paralympics See in context

Organizers said he followed all the pandemic protocols.

Hahahahahaha!! These clowns are incredible.

No. He didn't follow the quarantine protocol. Shut up and go away you useless fools.

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Posted in: New Australian virus cases soar over 1,000 a day for first time See in context

Great. Australia (well certain groups within Australia) has dropped the ball...Notice the timing a week or two after those geniuses had their mob protests.

Just in time for the Aussie Football finals too, sadly.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,228 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 24,321 See in context

falseflagsteveToday 06:18 pm JST

Can anyone provide any evidence that the government is concealing case numbers please?

You don't seem to understand the criticism. The lack of testing and tracing IS the evidence of the Government concealing the reality of the Pandemic.

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Posted in: Japan's top COVID-19 adviser criticizes Bach's revisit to Tokyo See in context

It's good that Omi says what we all have been saying, and he's absolutely correct. His advice has been continually ignored, but it's him that will be the sacrificial lamb when Suga needs a head to roll.

Bach is just a pig at the Yen trough.

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Posted in: Tens of thousands of children to be allowed to attend Paralympics See in context

Asiaman7Today 06:55 am JST

… as long a parents and schools are supportive. 

And how many Japanese parents and schools are going to be supportive in this environment? What school board, school principal, or PTA would be willing to take on that responsibility? “Zero” would be my guess.

Hahaha...more than you would expect. The schools don't care, or even understand Covid. Most parents just want the kids out of the house, and the PTA just leave it to the teachers to look after the safety of the kids.

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Posted in: Hundreds arrested in Australian protests as country posts worst COVID rise See in context

@ Fard, it's pretty obvious. Australia was doing well due to swift decisive action.

Unfortunately the (mah Freedumbs' mobs are holding everyone back now, globally.

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Posted in: Many people suffer greatly from a variety of symptoms for days and days. Some people suffer from side effects, such as malaise, shortness of breath and taste disorders, for months. Please don’t think of it as just a cold. See in context


Ya...I'll listen to these guys first...the rest of you just do...whatever.

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Posted in: Suga says Japan has secured enough COVID-19 'antibody cocktails' See in context

EricToday 05:22 pm JST

That's good news. No need to get dud vaccines.


Is apparently against taking a vaccine that could save his life. But is apparently O.K. with taking another experimental cocktail of drugs. Hilarious.

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Posted in: Woman infected in Japan's 1st Lambda variant case linked to Olympics See in context

NormToday 07:55 am JST

The sources said the woman had developed no symptoms and is likely to have been moved to quarantine accommodation.

What exactly does "likely" mean?

It means she more than likely took a train from the airport straight to the crowded Ueno area to go shopping before catching local trains and subways home to prepare information for further travel the next day for the in person meeting to discuss her role with the person who would replace her for duties during the Games.

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Posted in: Although there were pros and cons over Bach’s visit, we judged that paying for the security costs would obtain support from local residents. See in context


3.79 million...for a day trip, imagine the total cost to us of that filthy mans stay in Japan.

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Posted in: Nagoya mayor apologizes for biting athlete's gold medal See in context

Complete doofus. Yes, he was obviously unashames and thought 'Ah, silly girl, This will all blow over, I'm the most important person I know.'

But it was such an insult the story has stuck, even CNN reporting the medal will be replaced (I'm happy they will do that)and he has been forced to apologize.

Vote all of these senile tax guzzling fools out of office. Please.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,773 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 20,293 See in context

There are no shortcuts. The Government is really going to regret the Billions they poured into the Olympic fiasco. They will simply need to compensate the population to stay home and shut the country down for a month, while distributing vaccines and making access easier for all.

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Posted in: Suga's medical adviser urges tougher anti-virus measures See in context

If a Central Government is ONLY capable of making money for foriegn interests, and eating tax funded steak dinners while telling the population to ''look after themselves at home'....do we really need a Central government?

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Posted in: No backdown on four-week quarantine for Australian Olympic athletes in one state See in context

"It's quite a lot to ask of the athletes." Really?

This is a classic case of: Stop crying and do your quarantine.

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