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Posted in: Kurabo to sell kits to detect new coronavirus in 15 minutes See in context

A Chinese made test kit for a Chinese made virus. Anyone see the irony in this?

I would be a wee bit sceptical as to how accurate it will be also.

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Posted in: Australian PM apologizes for family vacation during wildfire crisis See in context

Thoughts and Prayers, and a lump of coal. He has nothing more to offer. Own it Australia.

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Posted in: Australia has its hottest day on record; more to come See in context

Here we go again with the old furphy that the "Greens" have prevented hazard reduction burns.

The "Greens" are not in power. They have little influence in any policy. So how does anyone think they can dictate what happens.

The window of opportunity to perform hazard reduction burns has decreased hugely, due to the change in weather patterns. Where once there was maybe 4-5 months of the year to do burns has now reduced to 1-2 if lucky.

To undertake any hazard reduction burns costs money, and lots of it. This money is provided (or not as is the case) by the current Govt.

I do not buy into the argument either way whether the change in climate is influenced by man. But as a firefighter of 35 years experience I know a bit about the operations of the Fire Services.

I'm just a bit sick of hearing from the ignorant politicising of the situation.

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

It's now the 21st century....but shhhhh, don't tell Japan Inc.

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Posted in: Toshiba develops way to accurately detect 13 types of cancer from drop of blood See in context

Sorry to hear that Zichi. Hope it all goes well.

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Posted in: Toshiba develops way to accurately detect 13 types of cancer from drop of blood See in context

Anyone remember Elizabeth Holmes. Hope this has a better outcome.

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Posted in: Trump suggested nuking hurricanes: report See in context

To an outsider, every time Trump opens his mouth you automatically think that half of Americans are stupid. Oh, hang on...... I forgot that they elected him.

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Posted in: Folau launches court action over Rugby Australia dismissal See in context

This will be interesting. Folau will argue on the basis of religious freedom, while Aus Rugby will argue on the basis of a breach of the Code of Conduct. On face value, and if you read the player code, and the fact that Folau was previously warned, I would be surprised if Folau wins. But in these current times with the increase in fundamentalist views, particularly now in the Aus gov't, who knows what pressure will be applied to the judiciary behind closed doors.

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Posted in: 13 teen boys caught peeping into girls’ hot spring bath during class trip See in context

Breaking News....13 boys caught perving at females share high fives.

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Posted in: Australian rugby star Folau calls Christmas, Easter 'man-made' traditions followed by 'heathens' See in context

The fact that the CEO of the Wallabies major sponsor is gay would have nothing to do with the sacking... sure.  Old saying... don't bite the hand that feeds you.

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Posted in: Man stops train from leaving station in Japan; video goes viral online See in context

Wow..people getting worked up and agro about someone inconveniencing one minute of a day, but then take way longer than that reading and then commenting on the non event. And life goes on.

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Posted in: 2 Japanese teenagers found drowned in Australian lake See in context

The lake in question has very clear water, white sand, and looks very inviting. Once you go in about 10 metres it suddenly drops off into very deep water. Within one or two steps it goes from knee deep to many metres deep. For a non swimmer it would be easy to get into trouble. Would have to wonder though about the level of supervision on the tour.

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Posted in: Australia cuts annual immigrant cap, puts key cities off-limits to some See in context

A few good facts here...

But don't let the facts get in the way of a good uninformed rant.

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Posted in: Abe renews commitment to constitutional reform See in context

The rise of right wing nationalism is concerning. It would be prudent for everyone to re-read their history books.

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Posted in: China says 13,000 'terrorists' arrested in Xinjiang since 2014 See in context

Well lets just stop pussyfooting around and call it for what it is...ethnic cleansing. And why are other world leaders not calling it the same. History has a way of repeating itself.

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Posted in: Trump downplays white nationalism threat after NZ mosque massacre See in context

The most worrying thing about this topic is how it polarises everyone. Unhealthy and dangerous. The fact that this is on the increase since Trump came to power might give you a clue. As a well travelled non-American I can assure you that the general feeling worldwide is that Trump is a white nationalist.

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Posted in: Trump makes his case for Nobel Peace Prize; says Abe nominated him for it See in context

Had to check the diary to make sure it isn't 1st April. Laughing stock of the world.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend insists his family has no financial difficulties See in context

Romeo and Juliette. (but without the Shakespeare ending thanks)

Let them be.

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Posted in: Japanese teacher punches high school boy in face; social media on his side See in context

So this kid thinks that the rules don't apply to him. His reaction is to abuse the teacher for upholding the rules. If somewhere in his future he continues this attitude he will be unemployable. If nothing changes he will be that kid that abuses your wife, your daughter, or you, in the street and on the train. A lesson to be learnt is that if you keep pushing someone, then eventually you will be dealt with in kind. Lets hope he reflects on this.

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Posted in: Chinese ambassador warns Canada to stop rallying allies See in context

Bullying and threats may work on China's citizens, but it won't cut it internationally. Plenty of Chinese that want to live elsewhere, but I don't know of anyone that aspires to live in China.

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Posted in: Trump walks out of talks on shutdown; calling meeting 'total waste of time' See in context

In the meantime, the rest of the world just....... laughs.

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Posted in: Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as capital of Israel See in context

Maybe just ask yourself where a lot of political donations to the Liberal Party come from.

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Posted in: Trump's media relationship frays more: CNN reporter's press pass suspended See in context

Just needs Jack Nicholson looking at Trump and saying "You can't handle the Truth "

All this in a country that just elected a dead person. Ha ha.

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Posted in: Trump accuses critics of 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' as Putin summit fallout continues See in context

One only needs to open their eyes and read what the rest of the world is saying about, and analysing, Trumps comments and performance on the world stage. Laughing stock would be rather kind. Some people really do need to take the blinkers off. I genuinely feel sorry for those thinking Americans who are being tarred with the Trump brush.

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Posted in: Opposition to family separation grows; Trump defends actions See in context

I was going to make some comment about a "Moral Compass". But then remembered that Trump has no morals at all. I think I will go with..."mental Illness", which seems to apply to Trump more aptly. USA, you will eventually reap what you sow ( which is entirely unfair to all the "thinking and unbrainwashed " Americans.)

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Posted in: Uproar as ex-deputy Australian PM plans to sell love-child story See in context

Politicians.......just cant seem to keep their snouts out of the trough. Oink.

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Posted in: Japanese climber who lost 9 fingers dies on 8th attempt at Everest See in context

He was what I call " a doer ", not a watcher. I regard him as an inspiration. If he was a member of my family, I would grieve, but also be very proud.

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Posted in: Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people See in context

The biggest problem USA has is that, in the debate over the gun issue, one side of the debate seems to think that there is no problem at all.

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Posted in: Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people See in context

What is a Childs life worth in the USA. Apparently not much according to the NRA and many others.

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Posted in: Which cities in Japan are good & bad to live in? See in context


I have a place in Hakuba (Goryu ). Love the area, the people and the activities. The area is really going ahead.

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