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Posted in: Excess savings not helping consumers in Japan as inflation rises See in context

"Excess savings" Excellent example of Doublespeak. Nailed it.

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Posted in: Record 94% of Japanese 'do not feel friendly' toward Russia: survey See in context

Just goes to show you that the government backed mass media ard doing their job well.

Bet these 94% of people haven't thought about the consequences of Russia turning off the oil and gas taps, have they?

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Posted in: Gov't considering mask-free school graduation ceremonies See in context

Why in a extremely "dangerous" panndemic are they asking children remove masks just for the graduation ceremony, anf then to remask up immediately after? If the masks really stop the spread, then this proves the absurdity of it all. Nothing to do with science. You've been sold a lie.

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Posted in: One third of Amazon 'degraded' by human activity, drought: study See in context

Just following the footsteps of what humans have been doing for thousands of years....

Nothing changed, and unfortunately, nothing will. Entire planet used to be the earth's lungs.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic bribery scandal rolls on; company apologizes See in context

Gosh it's the tip of the iceberg and goes literally all the way to to the top,including the rigged biddings. And the whole event was a cesspool of utter corruption and contempt for the public, as by evidenced by insisting on carrying the games out during the pandemic in the face of overwhelming opposition.

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Posted in: Suspect in attack on sociologist Miyadai killed himself, police say See in context

He was Epsteined.

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Posted in: Department store closes after 55 years See in context

Yep falling population and more high-rise apartments and shops. The head in the sand mentality continues.

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Posted in: Japan online watchdog gets power to request removal of harmful content sites See in context

Just get a domain outside of Japan.

I suppose they could geoblock it though. The internet is actually becoming more regionalised. We headed for polarisation.

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Posted in: Presumed mastermind of robberies may be in Philippines See in context

Disgraceful. So a guy posts a recuitment notice: "illegal partime job: recruting robbers" online with instructions to the recruits to " go out and break into homes of the elderly, bash and rob them for 70% of the takings" and people actually A, reply, and B, carry the deed out.

The guy and his band of losers must be found, prosecuted, and something horrible arranged to happen to all of them, either state sponsored, or by fellow inmates.

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Posted in: Heavy snow continues across much of Japan as cold snap maintains grip See in context

Basically, your argument boils down to we can't trust these people who are studying this,

Plenty of stuff on the "manipulation of the curve", funding cut if disagree with "the science". And look up the fields of the "97% scientists are agreement with "anthropogenic global warming". Then there was the peer-review scandal emails out of East Anglia "climategate"; the head of the IPCC was a railway engineer, IPCC reports full of errors and exaggerations; Co-op meetings held in person with dignitaries flying in by private jet....

And look up what they were saying before and how the narrative keeps changing. Remember it was called: global warming.

And for the past 30 years or so they have repeatedly been spouting that mankind is approaching the point of no return.... Time after time we were told that there would be no more snow, winters would be mild, Britian would grow grapes again...

Obama etc with big seaside mansions....

And have you seen the latest from CNN? Severe winters could become the norm in this part of the world.

Yeah so I don't trust them.

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Posted in: Heavy snow continues across much of Japan as cold snap maintains grip See in context

1881-1890: 13.66

2011-2020: 16.49

Will have to do more than that. Location of thermometers (has changed over time). Amount of concrete (had changed over time). Number of aircons spitting out hot air onto that concrete (has changed over time)....... Etc

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Posted in: Heavy snow continues across much of Japan as cold snap maintains grip See in context

But the exact reason aside there is no, none, zero doubt that, for whatever reason, the earth is getting warmer and the weather is getting more extreme.

Yep it does seem that way: mega concrete cities with 10s of millions of people in them; way more than 50% of humanity now urbanissd, with vast urban areas competing for the same ground water; even small hurricanes causing more damage/deaths as they hit mega cities; concrete jungles causing hear island effects. etc etc.

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Posted in: One way to keep warm See in context

Clever monkeys using each other's body heat. Makes perfect sense. They always find a way. Agreed about the concrete though. Should be a clay area with pebbles or something.

Reminds me of the floor in my apartment basically built onto of a concrete pad. Bloody freezing.

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Posted in: Japan reports 79,354 new coronavirus cases See in context

Maybe the masks will come off when its 40 degrees this summer.

Until then, masks, R1, and updated boosters for me.

Why not just remove your mask now and be done with it?

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Posted in: Heavy snow continues across much of Japan as cold snap maintains grip See in context

I remember they were predicting in 2000 that British children wouldn't know what show was by 2020. Just a few years ago the Japanese were so worried that the Sapparo Snow festival would not be viable, Al Gore predicted the end of the world within 10 years in his movie, etc, etc.

It's very cold outside. You'd better hope the world doesn't decide to revery back to its natural, cold state.

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Posted in: Kishida warns Japan on brink of social dysfunction amid falling birthrate See in context

Social dysfunction? There is already total social dysfunction in Japan. And it's still not bad comparatively. Try Korea at 0.7

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Posted in: Much of Japan to see heavy snow from Tuesday as winter storm arrives See in context

up to 70 cm in Kanto-Koshin

wow

I take it you weren't in in the Tokyo region during the blizzard of 2013, then. I'd say there was 50cm on the ground at least in Saitama and 30cm down in Tokyo. Heavy snowfall comes to this region every few years or so.

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Posted in: Japan reports 64,450 new coronavirus cases See in context

And it's Sunday! We are in for a rough week. Expect up to around 200K by Wed. Take care out there and make sure you are completely vaxed and masked up. I wouldn't be venturing out anywhere /s

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Posted in: Ryugu asteroid helping unravel mysteries of life's origins on Earth See in context

We all came from Africa, long ago.

So says the official narrative.

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Posted in: FBI finds documents marked classified in search of Biden's home See in context

Didn't know attorneys were allowed to look at any classified documents. If they did (which is stated), then that spells the end of Biden. Goodbye Joe!

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Posted in: Japanese makers of Tropicana fined ¥19 million for '100% Melon' juice with only 2% melon juice See in context

But not only Tropicana is doing this , I am willing to say that probably most if not all are just as guilty!!

Yeah, now that 100% olive oil you buy....... And so many suppliers and middle-persons now, almost impossible to find out for sure where it actually came from and if it is what they say it is. Honey is the same. Best buy only from smaller local sellers. Basically avoid anything from big multinationals now.

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Posted in: Japanese makers of Tropicana fined ¥19 million for '100% Melon' juice with only 2% melon juice See in context

Companies will try and get away with as much as they can. And it doen't just happen in Japan. Apple: Designed in California. Clever!

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Posted in: Sakhalin exception: The Russian energy Japan can't quit See in context

Japan just work it out with Russia and play nice. Then they won't cut your energy supply off. Can't blame Russia for cutting it off if you don't play ball. You have no choice really. Made that decision way back during period of high-economic growth. You're an addict now. By Choice.

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Posted in: Plastic pirouettes: Japan's recycled bottle ballet See in context

Just no. Not a good look, Japan.

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Posted in: 90-year-old woman beaten to death at home See in context

At one time, they were unthinkable and imaginable. Obviously, I am from a different era.

What era are you from? I remember doing some research back in the day and referring to old English papers from 1870s - early 1900s and there were reports of all kinds of horrendous (and some quite bizarre) crimes going on. Nothing has changed.

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Posted in: Japan reports 78,954 new coronavirus cases See in context

Seems it is finally on the way to becoming endemic in Japan! Soon we will be at African numbers = virtually zero. The use of masks, vaxes and all these other silly measures just delayed the inevitable.

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Posted in: 90-year-old woman beaten to death at home See in context

So, once convicted, they should be given the death penalty and given a certain amount of time to make their peace with God if they so choose.

I’m hearing you. But the God thing won’t work here.

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Posted in: IAEA says Fukushima water release to follow safety standards See in context

I am sure the IAEA guys will find it all safe and approve the radioactive water release. And following the release, there will be many empty brown envelopes found just off the coast of Fukushima.

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Posted in: Some fear COVID downgrade may cause more infections See in context

 Yet I never saw anyone wear a N95 mask that are actually effective

One of my colleagues has worn one of those religiously for the entire pandemic. Never seen his face for three years. Four jabs too. Got Covid real bad a couple of months ago. Now back at work with the N95.

Each to their own I guess.

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Posted in: Some fear COVID downgrade may cause more infections See in context

The level of ignorance of the average Joe on the street is striking. I have no words.

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