Nah they will spin it like this:
The zero risk was based on calculations which we did using Fugaku, but these calculations were according to the original variant. It is highly regrettable that the Delta variant has caused a few isolated cases, but overall it is not that we can't say with certainty that the games haven't been a huge success and haven't shown that humanity has the potential to beat this virus and promote world peace and (etc).
Ummm I think I messed up the double negatives....
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Curry, the bastion of hot, spicy perfection, ruined by sweeteners. I'll pass.
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tamanegiToday 05:22 pm JST
Lady boarding the train has no mask!
Look again :-)
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FuzzyToday 05:12 pm JST
The horse has bolted now. I wouldn't be surprised to see 10,000 within a week from now.
Sunday/Monday figures will be back down to around a grand, then on Tuesday will hit around 5. Up to 7 or 8 on Wed, then 10 by Thurs/Friday. Sounds about right.
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Bro, been here 25+ years. 宜しくお願いいたします。And been to lots of places, including Africa and the Middle East.
If you the public just keep on voting these idiots in, then you get what you deserve.
But let's agree to disagree on this, or we will just me modded out anyway.
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thepersoniamnowToday 07:53 am JST
To assume that Japanese people have no idea whats going on, or their own opinions (“easily accepting oblivious” your words) its a bit insulting.
Sorry, I should have been clearer: The Japanese public accept anything that is shoved down their throats.
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Saw this on NHK. They said they found not enough evidence of activities that slukd warrant moving forward with prosecution this time and would open one more final investigation. After that one, if the still found nothing, then he's off the hook and they are closing it. He replied (almost smirking) that he'd cooperate fully. He knows (and the prosecutors know) and we know that this means he is going to get off scot-free and then prepare for his comeback. The Japanese public are so easily acceptingly oblivious it is sickening. The guy is an absolute crook.
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A: It's not 100% protection. I have both vaccinations, it does not mean I cannot catch the virus. It's 96% effective, which means there will still be 40 MILLION people who are double vaccinated who catch the virus.
What? Try 39% bro. And keeps on dropping. You are confused. It has a 90 something percentage chance of not harming you seriously if you are vaccinated.
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Again, all the women pushed to the back.
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How come Hashimoto is at the back all by herself?
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Good. Kobayashi is an old loser. If he really had anything to do with this ceremony, it will be a disaster - like everything else about the games.
Worst Olympics since '36.
Nah, try St. Louis, 1904. Was on a whole other level.
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Of course. She has the luxury of being able to just roll up without quarantining for a glorious 3 days, as a member of the privileged elite.
Meanwhile, the little person is turning to the bottle even more so now, compared to before this debacle, and the government has realised that's probably the best strategy. Numb the masses.
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the Japanese leader said Tokyo was "in the right place"
What was the original Japanese here, because this doesn't sound correct in English?
I will try:
The vaccination programme is progressing, and we have been taking strict measures to stop the spread. I made the decision because we are well prepared and have everything in place to deal with Covid.
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Couldn't say. We are in a pandemic and haven't been following it.
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Listened to his speech. Just on auto-pilot. He is one hell of a human tape recorder, this guy. Just can't say anything original or tailor his talk to a particular situation.
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Is beating someone to death with a baseball bat considered assisted suicide?
If not, then what is? Don't think there is one accepted definition.
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Takaya said the squad have been "very cooperative", and will be allowed to train if they comply with rules including staying in their rooms, eating alone and using special transport.
So, on other words everything they have said until now was a lie. Rules should be rules. What kind of message is this sending to the other athletes?
I will tell you: if you happen to be playing a popular sport or event like soccer, and especially scheduled to be playing against Japan, then the rules can be bent, "if you cooperate". What does that even mean, and who decides?
It seems like there is a humbug behind the curtain controlling the show and making arbitrary decisions with no oversight.
I can see where this is heading. Too bad if you test positive and you're scheduled for a less popular event or not a "star" player.
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I guess there has been quite a bit going on over the last six months so I might have missed this one. Still, it having been "transparent" doesn't make it okay in my book.
@Yotomaya I hear you man! Was announced ages ago, but that was when they were expecting spectators from in and outside of Japan, eh! Now they have been banned, this toll hike should be retracted. Agree, it's very unfair, especially under the present circumstances.
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So this morning I commented about how everything has been predictable about the games. I must say though that I didn't see this one coming.
Hmmmmmm this has been public for at least six months. People knew this was coming and were given a lot of forewarning. It was all over the Japanese media and completely transparent. Don't know how you missed this.
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You'd think that people on here would be used to the low Monday numbers by now. But no..... Why the same old comments?
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This didn't include the scares in Australian and British teams overnight with athletes now confined to their rooms.
Next they're going to start a Olympics daily case count, like we had for the Diamond Princess, but with a brrakdown by country, similar to the medal count tables.
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Of course they are. I could see this one coming from a mile out. It will happen, and everybody will just carry on, until the next disaster.
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And imagine if they tested outside of the village as much as they do within? We would be in the 100,000s of cases per day in Tokyo alone. Think about it. out of 18,000 people, already two cases, and things have not even got underway. Now extrapolate that across Tokyo.
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And looking at those apartments, I know they are in a prime area of Tokyo and pre-sold, and that this is one of the reasons rhe games are going ahead, but man these things are ugly as. What have we become?
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Not to worry, they have changed the rules that even if athletes are found to be positive, they are still allowed to compete.
Originally they were to be isolated and then sent home. Now they will isolated for a few days and then allowed to carry on competing, if they meet the game schedule.
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It ust goes to show how insignificant a market Japan has become... just 5 million out of 200 million. Would have thought it would be more than that. Or perhaps not, since you can still rent DVDs and buy music CDs here....
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Just saying, but some fruit is better for you than others. Grapes are actually quite low in fiber and are high in fructose, the fattening form of sugar.
Exactly. And most fruit is engineered in a lab to be much larger and sweeter than it should be. And people are duped into thinking it's good for them! I wouldn't touch a Ruby Roman with a barge pole.
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Bass: Then look and read the affidavit. Me: Post a link to it. Bass: https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/report-mccloskey-detective-twice-refused-to-sign-prosecution-docs/ Express: This isn't an affidavit.…