Tom San comments

Posted in: Japan to fully lift state of emergency measures this week See in context

It's still too early. Knowing the Japanese mentality, once the restrictions are lifted, everyone will drop their guard and then you'll see the numbers of new infections go up, up, and up.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend arrives from U.S. for wedding See in context

All the suicides on Komuro's side of the family is of moreconcern than a "ponytail".

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Posted in: Osaka withdraws from Indian Wells tournament See in context

Naomi-chan has too much baggage to compete anymore.

I guess it's time for her to take a bow.

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Posted in: New Fuma ninja being recruited for first time in 400 years See in context

20 once a week training sessions, etc. Sounds cheesy to me.

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Posted in: Vaccine mandates: Is no jab, no entry into restaurants, cafes, bars, sporting and event venues discrimination? See in context

As for the anti-vaxxers who claim they are waiting for a 'safe vaccine' - as in anything that hasn't been approved yet, just wait until they ARE approved -They will find further reasons not to get jabbed.

Jumping to conclusions? There are those who will always find reasons not get vaccinated AND there are those of who will get the non-mRNA vaccines when they're ready to be rolled out (Novavax and Shionogi for example).

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Posted in: Vaccine mandates: Is no jab, no entry into restaurants, cafes, bars, sporting and event venues discrimination? See in context

I hope you don’t agree with taking away the right of businesses to choose.

To choose or to discriminate? It sounds the same to me.

BTW, the meaning of "OR ELSE" is subjective and open to interpretation.

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Posted in: Sushi fans mark your calendars! All sushi is half off in unprecedented Kappa Sushi one-day offer See in context

I haven't been there in years.

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Posted in: Vaccine mandates: Is no jab, no entry into restaurants, cafes, bars, sporting and event venues discrimination? See in context

Just got to love the "GET THE SAME VACCINE AS US NOW OR ELSE!" attitudes some people have.

Intimidation, IMO.

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Posted in: Vaccine mandates: Is no jab, no entry into restaurants, cafes, bars, sporting and event venues discrimination? See in context

If someone is ticketed for not wearing a seatbelt, would he saying "but I am waiting for newer models that are safer" have any importance? You are choosing to irrationally wait, consequences are part of that choice.

Uh, seat belts such as the well-known 3-point currently in use (courtesy of Volvo) have been around since 1959. What's that? A 62 year PROVEN safety record? We've had a lot of time to learn about seat belts. On the other hand, the mRNA COVD vaccines that you worship only received emergency authorization in 2020. It's apples to oranges and a lousy comparison at that. If there were to be any comparison at all, it should be between traditional vaccines (inactivated, recombinant, etc. ) and mRNA. Anyways, please don't bother because I'm not listening.

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Posted in: LDP president candidates vow to double spending on children See in context

These guys will say anything for a vote.

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Posted in: Vaccine mandates: Is no jab, no entry into restaurants, cafes, bars, sporting and event venues discrimination? See in context

IMO, barring entry to bars, restaurants, etc. to the unvaccinated would be discrimination. Also, let's remember that some of us are not anti-vax, but people who are holding out for safer vaccines (non-mRNA). Masks, hand-washing, distancing and other protection measures should of course, be required.

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Posted in: Toyota scraps V8 in Tundra redesign; adds hybrid powertrain See in context

Or would you like to propose towing a big 5th wheel RV camper using a K-Car?

Oh, let him try and find out for himself.

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Posted in: PM hopefuls seek summit with N Korea on abduction issue See in context

US army basements

Meaning underground command and control facilities in SK???

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Posted in: Mother asks public for help in finding daughter missing since 2019 See in context

A construction worker, no surprise there.

Nothing like a bit of discrimination, huh?

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Posted in: Johnny Depp film sees Minamata pollution issue as cautionary tale See in context

The next one might be a collaboration with Michael Moore.

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Posted in: After virus-hit Olympics, public split over future Games in Japan See in context

Keep the games in Greece.

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Posted in: K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at U.N. gathering See in context

Remember when a BTS member has caused a controversy in Japan after wearing a shirt depicting am atomic bomb? A really bad choice, I'd say.

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Posted in: Automakers tuning up EVs, hybrids with game, movie sounds See in context

If you have to ask, you're not a car enthusiast.

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Posted in: Japanese firms look to paper products to reduce plastic waste See in context

I thought the whole recycled plastics thing was to "save the trees"???

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Posted in: Automakers tuning up EVs, hybrids with game, movie sounds See in context

If one has driven manual transmissions all of their life and find great personal satisfaction from operating a car competently and smoothly, especially one that demands a refined technique to be smooth with like an old Porsche, any car without a manual seems intensely boring to drive. Step in the gas and turn the wheel, yawn, left foot stomping the carpet looking for a clutch pedal that is missing. Many new cars feel isolated and numb, no feedback to the driver. The steering wheel feels like it's turning a viscous fluid and not connected to tires. How awful those cars are to drive (Toyotas are major offenders, my wife has two and I despise driving both). You also have drivers who like the sound of an engine.  For those an electric vehicle just doesn't excite interest, and even seems less of a car and more a household appliance. But if boredom is your thing .............

Obviously, someone here knows what a real car is.

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Posted in: K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at U.N. gathering See in context

BTS? No wonder the U.N. isn't taken seriously.

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Posted in: Forceful vaccine messages backfire with holdouts: How can it be done better? See in context

Why can't VaxThemAll people understand and accept most are not anti-vax but just against new mRNA because no long track records on side effects? This intolerance to others is simply not acceptable and is on the border of authoritarism, and like already written million times if you fear & can't wait...get your vaccine, enjoy your protection and stop making noise.

That sums it up pretty well.

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Posted in: Forceful vaccine messages backfire with holdouts: How can it be done better? See in context

All I am saying is that this is still an irrational, illogical decision, you are exposing yourself to very real and much higher risks than what you imagine mRNA vaccines have. Pretending the disease (or other kinds of vaccines) are risk free is still an invalid reason to wait. This is no advice just a very clear and easy to prove reality.

All this and yet no comment about my mention of the promises that Novavax and Shionogi hold for many.

You make mRNA vaccines sound like a "miracle cure".

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Posted in: Forceful vaccine messages backfire with holdouts: How can it be done better? See in context

"Waiting" as a much worse option because you are choosing a much higher risk than what has been observed in any of the vaccines approved for use in first world countries. This faulty reasoning depends on considering COVID free of risks, which is demonstrably false.

Well, if they were able to roll out the mRNA vaccines in 6 months or so, I think I can wait for the non-mRNA types that are in the works, such as Novavax or Shionogi. What's the matter, virus? You got no faith in science? If Pfizer and Moderna could deliver, then I'm sure Novavax and Shionogi can too. As to why anyone would listen to your advice is beyond me.

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Posted in: Aid groups in Japan vow to continue support for Afghanistan See in context

The CCP is always around to help, you know?

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Posted in: Forceful vaccine messages backfire with holdouts: How can it be done better? See in context

I am waiting for the traditional vaccine of an inactivated protein. So this is why I am a holdout. I don't want man-made genetic sequences entering my body which is not proven.

The same here. Not anti-vax. I'm waiting for a safe vaccine.

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Posted in: Automakers tuning up EVs, hybrids with game, movie sounds See in context

If you have to ask, you won't understand.

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Posted in: Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president See in context

It's not gonna' happen. Pres. Duterte won't let Manny get in the way of his daughter Sara Zimmerman Duterte, the current mayor of Davao City.

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Posted in: How many satellites are orbiting Earth? See in context

Too many. Also, I wonder how many Communist Chinese killer sats are up there.

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Posted in: Automakers tuning up EVs, hybrids with game, movie sounds See in context

Ridiculous if you think one of these "things" is a car.

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