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Posted in: As coronavirus cases in Tokyo surge, gov't gives expert advisory panel a makeover See in context

i came to the conclusion that the simple act of wearing a mask is sending a subconscious signal to my body that my immune system is not capable of dealing with the virus which would in turn increase my chances of getting sick. add to that, the fact that masks cause headaches, hypoxia, build up co2 levels and acts as a barrier to prevent the immune system from getting regular exposure to the pathogens needed for a robust constitution, and masks are a net negative for me.

if a mask allays your fears then that is what you need for optimal immune function because placebo is the strongest medicine around.

not wearing a mask is not ignorance, unobstructed fresh oxygen is what i need to be healthy. i don't care if people scowl behind their masks, i can't see their face.

we should be grateful to live in a country where the freedom to choose whether to wear or not wear a mask still exists...

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Posted in: Half-Japanese woman hands card to people who ask tiresome questions about her race See in context

why are people getting caught up with labels? there isn't any need for mixed people to make any definitive decision regarding their identity until it comes time to adopt the funeral rites of either their mother or father's culture. in my case, i am leaving instructions to dump my body to be collected with wednesday's trash.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 48 new coronavirus infections See in context

i'd be more worried about catching crabs off a toilet seat in kabukicho than the coronavirus

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Posted in: Rally against racism, in support of Black Lives Matter held in Tokyo See in context

i'm sure at least some of those protesters are aware that the real issue in japan is that ANYONE regardless of race is essentially treated as a criminal any time they refuse to fully co-operate with the police.

the police expect you to waive your rights and allow them to search your possessions without a warrant because "only a criminal would refuse".

most japanese are willing to allow the police to waste their time because they always defer to authority but this protest shows that there are still some japanese who are willing to stand their ground. ensuring that police keep their power in check is going to become especially important as precincts start to use A.I and big data to patrol cities.

...the problems plaguing the japanese police extend far beyond racism if you believe what ex-cop Toshiro Senba 仙波敏郎 has to say

while i personally believe that protesting the police is like getting into an argument with the neighbor's dog for pooping on your lawn... civil disobedience certainly makes for a more interesting news topic than a pandemic...

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Posted in: Japan's crowded trains spark fear of new coronavirus cases See in context

it's a good thing masks don't actually do anything, otherwise we'd never reach herd immunity...

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Posted in: Minneapolis overwhelmed again by protests over Floyd death See in context

Some people want the world to burn

Others seek to cultivate love

Right or wrong, in the end

Only God can judge and only God can know

Salvation is by grace through faith alone

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Posted in: Criminal complaint filed over 2018 dinner party for Abe supporters See in context

so just to recap, for weeks the top prosecutor with a reputation for protecting abe's interests is embroiled in controversy, yesterday he resigns from his position for an "unrelated" reason and today a complaint is filed at the prosecutors office to file charges against abe.

i only pretend to understand how politics works so this seems like quite the coincidence...

looks like the opposition needed to clear the obstacles to make sure their only bullet hit the target. it may be petty but remember al capone's empire came crumbling down due to tax evasion of all things. when people want to see you go down, they will do whatever it takes to make it happen.

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Posted in: Japan launches new unit to step up defense in outer space See in context

for people who are against militarizing space, do you suppose being sitting ducks for china's space fleet is a better option? this is the next frontier and the continuation of the new cold war.

the united states have already been testing their space/time bending propulsion systems since (at least) 2004. if you're curious to see it in action, check out the pentagon's recent declassified "ufo" videos.

 "Its changes in altitude, air speed, and aspect were just unlike things that I've ever encountered before flying against other air targets."

" the object appeared to dart from a high altitude of about 60,000 feet to a low altitude of 50 feet "within seconds"

"the ability to hover over the water, and then start a vertical climb, from basically zero up towards about 12,000 feet, and then accelerate in less than two seconds, and disappear."

"possibly demonstrated the ability to 'cloak' or become invisible to the human eye" 

no sonic boom, sound or heat signature.

these quotes from air force pilot eyewitnesses sound like the technology described in salvator pais' patents on high-temperature superconductors, gravitational wave generators, compact fusion reactors, high-energy electromagnetic field generators and hybrid aerospace-underwater craft. these patents are public record and property of the US navy.

there is also the push to ratify the NESARA act which

"Enables the release of over 6,000 patents of suppressed technologies that are being withheld from the public under the guise of national security, including free energy devices, antigravity, and sonic healing machines."

we're on the precipice of a new age... it's only a matter of time.

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Posted in: Abe's virus-relief ¥100,000 cash program faces barrage of criticism See in context

The misplaced focus in the article is on whether the rich and entitled should receive the payment and ‘national unity’ (whatever that is?)

this is a common strategy of a controlled opposition. i see it often on japanese tv. talking heads who are supposedly against government policy only provide flimsy milquetoast arguments and red herrings to limit the scope of the conversation. they do not deviate from the script and they avoid the real issues.

isn't it curious when the news fails to mention a group of former prosecutors stepping out of line to denounce abe's amended retirement bill?

is there censorship when the top twitter trend yesterday was #検察庁法改正案の強行採決に反対します and today it has not budged one iota?

is it irrelevant that in yesterday's heated lower house meeting the LDP spokeswoman refused to answer anything about anything which led to the opposition's insistence that abe steamrolling his policies goes against democratic law?

why does more doublespeak from aso get the headline while abe dropping the ball on masks YET AGAIN to the tune of 800 million yen goes unreported?

is the no confidence motion submitted yesterday of no matter because nothing will come of it?

which of this site's articles come from actual boots on the ground reporting? how many are copy pastes of wire agency articles used to maintain the status quo?

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Posted in: Obama calls Trump's handling of pandemic a 'chaotic disaster' See in context

leaked? that's a good one. in what reality is it normal for former presidents to casually have their private conversations secretly recorded and leaked?

maybe the reality where the sitting president goes on a national tv and accuses the previous administration of an unprecedented level of subverting the democratic process aka treason?

a wounded barry is a dangerous barry. good of him to come out of the woodwork just as the screws are starting to get turned...

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Posted in: Satellite imagery finds likely Kim's train amid health rumors See in context

looks like kim refused orders to destabilize the region and his handlers wouldn't give the antidote.

but there won't be a power vacuum with the korean reunification on the horizon...

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Posted in: Abe leans toward ¥100,000 cash handout scheme See in context

i've already started spending the money in my head. the virus didn't affect me economically but something definitely needed to be done about the emotional devastation i've suffered from the cancelled nhl playoffs.

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Posted in: Abe pressed to pay out more cash as coronavirus hits economy See in context

this should be the first step to universal basic income.

the second step would be a jubilee that resets all debts public and private worldwide with the implementation of GESARA.

it's going to happen sooner or later... now is a good a time as any.

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Posted in: Piko Taro redesigns signature song as hand washing melody See in context

in all seriousness, this man is clearly operating on a level of genius not readily apparent to the rest of us.

when this whole pandemic thing is over, i'd like to shake his hand and god willing, maybe get a smell of his fingers.

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Posted in: Line survey finds 7% of users in Tokyo have at least one coronavirus symptom See in context

this feels like a government coordinated test run of an emergency broadcast messaging system.

the results are not as important as establishing that the system works and users are compliant.

just in case... you know.

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Posted in: Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus-caused pneumonia See in context

random story.

years ago, a girl in a club asked me what i liked. i told her shimura ken. she asked me to tell a shimura ken joke. i refused multiple times. she insisted and wouldn't leave me alone.

so i looked at her deadpan and said "im thirsty for mango juice" in japanese... a classic shimura gag...

instantly she slapped me across the face and not in a joking manner.

i was confused but walked away.

later that night i was standing outside having a smoke and this girl was leaving... and as she walked up the stairs she tripped and fell upwards, not hard enough to hurt but enough to need to gather herself.

from the bottom on the stairs i yelled out a hearty nelson muntz HAH HAH... she turned around to see who it was. we made direct eye contact and both knew that balance was restored in the universe.

thanks for the laughs ken!

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Posted in: Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus-caused pneumonia See in context

i saw shimura kens soba skit a couple weeks ago with my wife and it was almost beat for beat the same skit he did 25 years ago that i watched with my grandparents when i was kid.

it was the first time my wife had seen the skit but i remembered each joke so more than being amused at the surprise jokes, i was wistfully thinking about how shimura san has been providing laughter in my home across generations.

better to burn out than fade away.

truly a legend. rest in peace.

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Posted in: Doubts growing in Japan over Tokyo Olympics See in context

the politicians know that heads, specifically theirs, will roll if the olympics are cancelled.

the vultures are already circling abe... it's only a matter of time.

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Posted in: What would an Olympics cancelation cost Japan? See in context

i'm sure many tears will be shed when the companies that thought they could game the system and take advantage of the corporate welfare handed out at the expense of the taxpayers crash and burn...

there are no trickle down economics from the olympics. the event only serves to enrich a specific subset of society. the athletes don't even get paid unless they win. 100000 brainwashed volunteers are exploited so the suits at the top can reap the rewards.

...whosoever diggeth a pit, shall fall in it.

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Posted in: Japan's 1st female paratrooper See in context

good for her... i guess? obviously she is highly determined, extremely capable and undoubtedly reached her goal... of being another piece on the chess board?

i always thought women weren't in the military not due to physiological differences but moreso because on the whole they had enough common sense to understand that signing over your free will to do someone's else's dirty work was a raw deal.

so this is progress then, i suppose.

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Posted in: Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners over virus fears See in context

In the wise words of FDR... we have nothing to fear but fear itself.

rather than stressing out looking outwards at all the problems going on, this is a great opportunity to turn inwards to focus on the integration of habits that activate the parasympathetic nervous system.

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Posted in: Store shelves stripped of toilet paper amid coronavirus fears See in context

looks like it's back to socks for me...

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Posted in: Japanese man accused of fatally stabbing girlfriend at Airbnb in California See in context

oh no... he's never going to get back the security deposit

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Posted in: No Plan B for Olympics; questions remain over Chinese presence See in context

there is no plan b because plan a is all about maximizing profits. plan b would involve additional costs (to a budget that has already quadrupled from initial estimates) as well as lost revenue, so it's off the table.

what the IOC neglects to realize is that this isn't about Japan anymore. this is about what happens when athletes and citizens from less developed countries who don't have the education, technology, experience or expertise in dealing with an unknown virus contract the disease and bring it back to their home countries. what then?

how many deaths are considered an acceptable level of collateral damage so that people can watch some other people run around a track and lifting heavy things?... 1 death is a tragedy but 1000 deaths is a statistic, right?

let's be honest here. the IOC is a corrupt organization. they take bribes, they take profits, they force host countries to play by their rules and then when the circus leaves town the IOC is nowhere to be seen helping clean up because it's already on to the next scam.

i didn't want the olympics here to start with. there was a stink attached to the event before it was even awarded and that festering stink keeps getting worse as the olympics approach. the IOC not getting their payday would be poetic justice.

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Posted in: Tokyo, IOC officials reiterate that the Olympics are on See in context

so, the highest authority on who gets to decide if it's in the country's best interest to hold the games are the organizers of the games?

the feb 24th~ mobile world congress in spain is being cancelled due to the virus and this is double the distance from the epicentre compared with tokyo. it's all well and good if you extrapolate down over the next 5 months but if you extrapolate up, things are going to get ugly. burying your head in the sand isn't a contingency. there needs to be someone willing to pull the plug on this without a vested interest.

or is keeping corporations and the bankers they are indebted to the most important thing here?

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Posted in: Billionaire Maezawa cancels search for lunar love despite 27,722 applicants See in context

hard to eat a burger when you're used to wagyu...

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Posted in: 5 Japanese evacuees from Wuhan taken to hospital; 2 have pneumonia See in context

the government would probably be wise to come up with some legal justification for quarantining people who show symptoms of the coronavirus before an extra half a million people from every continent show up en masse in 6 months...

then again, if i had 2 trillion yen tied up in an investment with such a limited window to recoup, i would probably keep my head buried in the sand until it's too late also.

what's the solution for a natural and environmental disaster costing an already heavily indebted government 20 trillion yen?

2 trillion more taxpayer yen spent on bread and games of course!

no worries... they can make back some of their money selling bat sandwiches.... and gluten-free fruit bat bowls for the vegans.

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri admits taking illegal drugs for over 10 years See in context

this poor girl is Icarus. it gets boring living the privileged life for so long, you reach a point where you need a few chemical cocktails here and there to extract some more fun out of it...

but not to worry folks, the fun police is here, ready to arrest anyone having too much fun!

crabs in a bucket, i tell ya...

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Posted in: Kang, Kono trade barbs at ASEAN after Japan's decision to revoke S Korea's preferential trade status See in context

there is no reason to applaud the japanese government... really both governments are in the wrong here.

the only winners in this pissing match are the egos that have momentarily one upped their opponents.

the losers are the people of korea and japan who have their actual lives affected by these childish political games...

the settlements demanded by the supreme court of korea amounts to about 2 million US dollars. so the korean government would rather have this much damage done to their economy rather than just paying the victims themselves and telling them to move on?

similarly, the japanese government, is wasting this much time and effort over a million dollars, and some pride? why dont they just pay the koreans? 2 million dollars is an absolute bargain to have them shut up about it... instead, inconveniencing the livelihoods of many thousands of japanese who depend on exporting goods to korea is preferable?

whatever face that might have been lost in the eyes of the voters for capitulating to their "enemies" demands when this thing bubbled up 6 months ago is far less than the face they will lose when this brinksmanship runs its course

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Posted in: HBO brings down curtain on TV phenom 'Game of Thrones' See in context

GOT is a global phenomenon because of the massive piracy of episodes, available in perfect quality 30 minutes after it airs... no one wants to pay for a bunch of garbage shows when they are only interested in one

i will be waiting until the entire season finishes airing so i can watch everything unfold in my own time...

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