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Posted in: Israeli strike on Gaza kills 10; unrest spreads to West Bank See in context

Issues surrounding Muslims seems to be increasing dramatically in reason days and you have the situation in India where the left-wing is blaming the right wing for everything with undertones of supporting Muslims. Any news outlet that forces one side of the story like this one just fuels more Islamophobia and plays into the hands of the right wing. I am quite sure that Kamala Harris will become the scapegoat of the Democrats and they will do nothing to help the situation move forward.

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Posted in: Doctors charged in euthanasia case suspected in another death See in context

Though I am generally supportive of allowing assisted death, I would be against it if it were the commenters on this board advocating for it. Euthanasia IS a moral dilemma and there are SO many things that could go wrong with it - often it is better to be safe than sorry.

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Posted in: Scientists race to study variants in India as cases explode See in context

It would help if people stopped engaging in partisan politics and blaming the right wing parties for these problems. Most of the news outlets writing about Modi losing elections in the past couple of months forget that it wasn't left wing parties that picked up the seats, but mostly centrist regional parties (and regional right wing parties) that picked them up. Modi could not have done much better in a country with the scale of India - the variant is causing problem even in Seychells where they have the highest two-does-vaccination rate in the world.

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Posted in: COVID-19 upends Americans' sense of individualism See in context

I think most of America views the pandemic as a short term economic issue. No one wants to give up their culture in the face of war, terror or pandemics. The medium short term is about economic problems, but by the mid-term elections everything will be back to normal.

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Posted in: Do you think the extended state of emergency in parts of Japan will work for or against the Tokyo Olympics? See in context

Nothing related to the coronavirus pandemic should be assessed against whether the Olympics can go on normally. Tokyo Olympics is a drop in the ocean in terms of finances and impact of Japanese society - no one honestly cares about the event in the midst of a pandemic.

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Posted in: What, if anything, do you believe governments around the world aren't telling the public about the coronavirus? See in context

the economic consequences of the pandemic are being downplayed by many economists, especially in order to support Biden emotionally (previously much of the hype was about smearing Trump), especially in regards to the future of the US economy.

many governments did not view masks as being important and held on the regard the washing hands was the best policy

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Posted in: Sydney extends COVID restrictions in search for outbreak source See in context

It was written in a couple of Australian news outlets earlier this week that borders would not reopen until well into 2022.

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Posted in: Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's Coates See in context

Does this mean that Xi Jinping will host the global recovery games as the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022?

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Posted in: Over 3-meter-long pet python on loose after escaping in Yokohama See in context

I wonder what would happen if it made its way onto the railway system?

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Posted in: Wages in Japan see 1st rise in 13 months due to less part-timers See in context

With that philosophy, you may as well let the virus run rampage and save on the pension shortfall.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic head says Bach visit to Japan now unlikely See in context

What would hosting the Olympics actually achieve?

tourists are not going to be sufficient enough to compensate the tourist industry

the majority of athletes will not be able to compete at their best physique due to the lockdown and restrictive situation overseas. Only China has the freedom to provide its athletes the room to train for the Olympics. Many athletes do not want to come to Tokyo either.

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Posted in: What, if anything, do you believe governments around the world aren't telling the public about the coronavirus? See in context

1) I think that many governments lied when they said we didn't need to wear masks.

2) It would be very hard for anyone to confirm that the virus isn't man-made, unless there were simply unfathomable technological requirements that even the Chinese couldn't have developed. Intel agencies simply said that there was no "proof" of lab engineering.

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