Toasted Heretic comments

Posted in: U.S. debates school reopening; WHO warns pandemic will intensify See in context

WHO is politically meddling in USA politics for its master, China.

This is all kinds of nonsense. China isn't a fan of WHO, either.

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Posted in: U.S. debates school reopening; WHO warns pandemic will intensify See in context

What is it about tyrants and children?

When they're not busy ogling them at teen pageants, they're preparing to send them into places of high risk.

Of course, there will be those who advocate sending kids in before it's safe and resolved. But they, no doubt, just say it for partisan reasons and probably don't have young children.

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Posted in: Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Koike says See in context

Don't go all Trump, Govener!

Am dying to see the Games, but would rather not risk dying..

Let's wait and listen to the experts.

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Posted in: Trump fuels, then downplays, tensions with virus expert Fauci See in context

His ego might get the better of him, yet.

If he does fire the good doctor, it will be to the detriment of the country and his campaign for re-election.

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Posted in: U.S. base in Okinawa confirms 32 more coronavirus cases; Iwakuni base reports several See in context

When they have recovered, send the occupiers home.

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Posted in: New Zealand mosque gunman to represent himself at sentencing See in context

Zoos and prisons have over decades imprisoned sad animals currently under named turpitude.

I normally recoiled from ascribing concepts of evil towards such humans. But such acts are depraved and animalistic. This one deserves life with no chance of release.

Apologies for insulting our animal friends.

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Posted in: Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in U.S. See in context

That's the thing, the radical left see's this as a god send opportunity to get rid of trump

I think it's more about people from all walks of life wanting to see a charlatan who cares only about himself get his political and legal comeuppance.

And I'm not saying for one moment that Biden can solve America's deep-seated woes.

Trump's presidency is but a symptom of a far greater malaise.

The Democrats aren't necessarily the answer. Certainly not the old guard, at any rate.

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Posted in: Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in U.S. See in context

Says “not a liberal”. Sure sounds like a mishmash of what liberals say.

Unlike right wing circles in 'murica, we have political nuance where I come from. Dead people are dead people, we try to prevent such tragedies like Florida etc and we don't have nutters having covid parties, saying masks are the devils work/communism etc.

Rather, we seek to keep the pandemic at bay by putting up with restrictions. By realising that having to curtail our lives temporarily is for the greater good of all.

And here's the thing, we don't see it as an attack on personal liberties. We see it as, common sense and for the benefit of our friends/neighbours/fellow countrymen and women. Whether they support one party or another. No matter what their beliefs are.

Because that's what being human is about. Trump cultists seem to have forgotten that.

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Posted in: Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in U.S. See in context

Liberals hated Trump just as bad pre corona as they do now and as they will when corona is gone.

The whole world hates Trump, mate. Not because it's "liberal", rather because he's tried to start wars, pissed all over the peace process in Israel, pulled out of the climate accord, been racist to millions of people, cosied up to dictators like Putin etc and oh yeah, is a self-admitted sexual offender. And of course, the icing on this multi-layered towering inferno of a toilet cake is his zero leadership in dealing with the virus.

The only good thing is that one way or another, the virus will put an end to his presidency. He'll be long gone before covid 19 is.

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Posted in: Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in U.S. See in context

well the liberal claim is that Trump is personally responsible for every death in every state. Especially in the liberal ones where you cant blame a Republican governor.

I wouldn't know, not being a liberal.

Personally, as he's the leader of the US, the buck stops with him. He spread lies, played down the threat of the virus, called it a hoax, used racist rhetoric to blame China, suggested quackery as a substitute to science and refused to wear a mask for months.

So when there are No deaths, he is also personally responsible for that too, right?

The article is on the disgraceful and deadly rise of deaths in Florida. He's certainly no saviour but it is a miracle that people are surviving his incompetence.

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Posted in: Trump administration presses again for full school reopening, despite risks See in context

Oh, that's right. None.

Oh, just realized you agree with me that DeVos has no experience. I guess you'd also agree that threatening to take funds away is a despicable move, right?

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Posted in: Skin trouble on rise as face masks become essential See in context

If you don't know what people are going through, don't judge them based on the choices YOU want them to make.

As I said at the top of the discussion, masks are causing me problems, too. I have no issues with those who are being caused undue suffering from the damn things. Rather, those who seek to dismiss the masks, flat out.

Depression and bad skin, unfortunately are often linked. Skin flares up when stressed/depressed and depression/stress is increased when one has acne/irritation/rash/reaction etc.

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Posted in: Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in U.S. See in context

now do zero deaths in NYC today and only 2 "probable" yesterday,

I'm sorry, I don't speak American. Can you elaborate on that and supply some context?

Are you saying that Trump has saved New York?

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Posted in: Bread subscription service excites foodies across Japan See in context

There's some beauts about, when it comes to bakeries. But you have to search. Luckily, word of mouth has pointed me in the right direction. You know it's quality when you have to queue for 1-2 hours to get your rolls!

Can't beat soda bread, mind.

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Posted in: Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in U.S. See in context

isnt that exactly what liberals are doing by posting the daily death count and using it to mock political leaders of only one side.....while protecting the other side political leaders who had 10 times as many deaths?

Calling out Trump's disasterous handling of the pandemic is not mocking him. There's a difference. He can be mocked 24/7 (for numerous reasons) but when his inaction, lies and conspiracy theories have led to the deaths of thousands upon thousands - he needs intense scrutiny.

If it were Biden or Obama, most people would question their fitness for leadership.

But the far right cult will excuse anything their leader does or doesn't.

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Posted in: Japan may still build Aegis Ashore despite reports of cancellation See in context

First strike, take em out before launch. Something some have a problem with but if you disarm your foe they cannot attack you.

I do find it odd how some folk here want to plunge the region into full scale conflict. Do they actually reside in Japan?

Defense is something Japan 100% needs to have with some of its neighbors being the unfriendly type with stated intent.

Pre-emptive strikes aren't defence.

Keep Japan safe from the warmongers - stay pacifist and dialogue. Always dialogue.

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Posted in: 35 years after Live Aid, Bob Geldof assesses personal toll See in context

The true miracle that has occurred in the last 20 years that resulted in a historic reduction in global poverty has been a greater opening up to capitalism.

And the gulf between rich and poor ever widens. I know that annoys some on the right, but facts are facts.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/us/politics/gao-income-gap-rich-poor.html

And the money is in the hands of the rich

https://www.oxfam.org/en/5-shocking-facts-about-extreme-global-inequality-and-how-even-it

Extreme inequality is out of control. Hundreds of millions of people are living in extreme poverty while huge rewards go to those at the very top. There are more billionaires than ever before, and their fortunes have grown to record levels. Meanwhile, the world’s poorest got even poorer. Many governments are fueling this inequality crisis. They are massively under taxing corporations and wealthy individuals, yet underfunding vital public services like healthcare and education.

Geldof should have been more visionary, drop his silly Mao book and engage in a socialist revolution.

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Posted in: With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real See in context

As an adult looking back at Ace Ventura movies, you notice jokes that are even more hilarious now that you are older.

Apart from the racism in the sequel, that is. What were they thinking?

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Posted in: Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in U.S. See in context

The virus has a potential to kill far more than the already terrible death toll. But hey, as long as Disney stays open and people can have their parties and beach excursions, it's all hunky dory.

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Posted in: Skin trouble on rise as face masks become essential See in context

Well, either way, your comment above "[not wearing a mask] is spreading the pandemic" is hyperbolic and fanciful.

And that quote is wrong. I said

Your choice to spread the pandemic?

Anyway, I'm not going to go down an argument of pedantics simply because some might feel inconvenienced.

Example: "Wearing a paper mask for days on end, that does not seal around the face correctly and traps bacteria, as opposed to the virus, MAY do very little to stop this minor coronavirus threat and COULD actually be doing more harm to individuals in terms of hygiene and social skills".

I'm afraid you're being disingenous here. Wearing of masks does help prevent the spread of the disease.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/30/masks-slow-spread-coronavirus-experts-cultural-shift

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200612172200.htm

Now, you may well have bad skin and the mask may aggravate that, in which case, you have my sympathies. But really, it's a no-brainer.

Wear a mask and help slow the virus down.

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Posted in: Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in U.S. See in context

Not especially as 10 times that many people die in a normal year in a 6 month period.

I can't understand why the same voices seek to minimalise the wiping out of a generation of Americans.

Is it a partisan thing, or just an anti-humanity stance?

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Posted in: Skin trouble on rise as face masks become essential See in context

I could be wrong, but you sound American to me,and it could be good ol' American hyperbole

Yes, you are wrong.

Wearing a mask reduces the rate of infection. Now, in your own home, or out in the open with less people, it's less of a risk. But if you're in a public space, with other people around, it's common sense to cover up.

This identity politics (displayed above) is what is doing far more damage than the COVID threat...

Wanting to stay healthy, or alive is not identity politics.

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Posted in: Under the emerging impact of global warming, there is an increasing risk or potential that rainfall amounts could be at a level that we haven’t experienced in the past. So I think that citizens must realize that their previous experience may no longer work. We have to act even earlier or faster than what we have experienced in the past. See in context

Developing nations are already feeling the catastrophic effects of climate change. Unlike the pandemic, it's something that we've been aware of for quite some time. It takes strong leadership and activism to bring about change, before it's too late.

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Posted in: Have you lost your job or has your income dropped because of the coronavirus? See in context

Yep.

It's a struggle to keep the heads above water. I'm in no hurry to experience living hand to mouth again, so I'll keep fighting against the pandemic.

Solidarity to all of us who are feeling the pinch.

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Posted in: If you could get tested for the coronavirus, would you? See in context

Absolutely.

I get the temp. check regularly when visiting hospitals and elderly relatives - so far, so good.

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Posted in: Skin trouble on rise as face masks become essential See in context

And no matter how much smarmy social pressure there is to wear them - it's still my choice!

Your choice to spread the pandemic? Don't be so selfish, please. If you want to risk your life, fine but please don't risk other people's, thanks.

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Posted in: Skin trouble on rise as face masks become essential See in context

In the last month, the skin irritation has been bothering me. I've been using creams and medical face wash to ease it & to be honest, I'd rather mild inconvenience than being dead or having the inside of my lungs damaged.

All those mischievous types telling us not to wear masks - please, don't spread the madness, ignorance and preventable deaths so tragically prevalent in your own country to Japan.

Stay safe & wear a mask, friends.

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Posted in: With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real See in context

I used to like JC, but ever since the death of Cathriona White, I find it hard to be enthusiastic about the man.

The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind will always be classics, but as far as I'm concerned, he's not someone I can relate to, or be a fan of.

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Posted in: 35 years after Live Aid, Bob Geldof assesses personal toll See in context

Victim Bob the Geldorf

He's certainly no victim. Geldof (not Geldorf) has seen his fair share of tragedy and strife over the years. Read his autobiography "Is That It?" for an insight into his formative years. It's funny, sad and quite an adventure for the former Blackrock pupil.

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Posted in: 35 years after Live Aid, Bob Geldof assesses personal toll See in context

Geldorf wasnt allowed to make music for 35 years - what a load of rubbish.

It's Geldof. I guess he's referring to the critical backlash to post-Rats output. He wasn't seen as a credible rock and roll rebel anymore.

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