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Posted in: World War II forces sweetheart singer Vera Lynn dies at 103 See in context

An icon of British entertainment history. Indelible lyrics and melodies that struck deep into the wartime British psyche. You will be missed.

Rest in peace.

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Posted in: Bob Dylan: George Floyd's death 'sickened me' See in context


Mike Bloomfield on Bob Dylan:

...a great guy....we spent all day talking and jamming and hanging out and he was an incredibly appealing human being....I was just charmed by the man.

That night, I saw him perform....me and my old lady were just bowled over watching him perform....he was f@@king fantastic, not that it was the greatest playing or singing in the world, I don’t know what he had, man, but I’m telling you I just loved it, I mean I could have watched it nonstop forever and ever…

Sounds like high praise to me. LOL

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Posted in: JK Rowling responds to critics over her transgender comments See in context

@girl_in_tokyo, Sneezy, Jonorth,

All great posts! Keep up the good work.

I can’t believe someone actually tried to pass off Jordan Peterson as an “expert” on these matters.

Jordan Peterson’s YouTube videos with misogynist/racist/cult leader Stephan Molyneux speak volumes.....

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Posted in: JK Rowling responds to critics over her transgender comments See in context


An honest opinion can be both wrong and hateful. 

Referring to gender as "biological sex" is factually wrong. 

Purposefully misgendering someone is hate speech. 

The fact is that transgender people exist, and it is nothing short of cruelty to refer to them as anything other than the gender they say they are.

Great posts. Agree 100%.

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Posted in: Have you ever been stopped by Japanese police, and if so, what for? See in context

Twice. Being white while riding a bicycle.

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Posted in: U.S. arrests ex-Green Beret, son on charges of smuggling Ghosn out of Japan See in context


Hmmm. So the US will refuse Britain's requests for the extradition of Anne Sacoolas, the CIA operative accused of killing 19 year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn, but will instantly extradite these two mercenaries to a country with a brutal hostage justice system where they face torture and a kangaroo court?

You conveniently forgot to mention that Michael Taylor is an ex-con trained by the U.S. military to nuke the civilians of Fulda, Germany and turn the area into an uninhabitable wasteland.

Germans will not miss this ex-con trained to mass murder and destroy their country.

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Posted in: Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87 See in context

RIP. He was so good it's difficult to even put into words. There's music before and after.

> > Every one of his hits sounds exactly the same. 


Have you heard Little Richard?

Rip It Up, I Don't Know What You've Got, But It's Got Me, The Girl Can't Help It, Freedom Blues, Send Me Some Loving, Lucille and so many more.....

All hits on the R&B Charts and all totally different.

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Posted in: Wuhan's wet markets struggle after virus lockdown See in context

Dude with the chin mask/cigarette combo doesn’t look like a paragon of good hygiene.

The manspreader scratching his nose doesn’t inspire confidence either.

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Posted in: Are gun shops in U.S. 'essential' businesses during a pandemic? See in context

Hell yeah! Gotta protect the bog roll stash.

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Posted in: Are gun shops in U.S. 'essential' businesses during a pandemic? See in context

Guns, alcohol, toilet paper..... Prepped for the coronavirus apocalypse.

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Posted in: Are gun shops in U.S. 'essential' businesses during a pandemic? See in context


Charlie Daniels of the NRA begs to differ:


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Posted in: Coronavirus fears shut bars, borders; WHO urges world to ‘test, test, test’ See in context

Sales of guns and ammunition are soaring across the US as coronavirus hysteria prompts some Americans to turn to firearms.

The type of guns being bought is reflective of the fear prevalent among customers. There is almost no interest in hunting rifles and there is a massive demand for AR-15 semi-automatic assault-style rifles.

Firearms are already the second most prevalent killer of children in the US after car crashes. In the 14- to 17-year-old bracket, gun injuries are the highest single cause of death


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Posted in: Spain locks down its citizens, while France shuts nightlife; U.S. expands travel ban to UK, Ireland See in context

Tesco's in north London has been ransacked and trashed by shoppers in the throes of coronavirus hysteria.


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Posted in: Abe says no need yet for emergency declaration; Tokyo Olympics still on See in context

COVID-19′s expansion follows a pattern of diseases seen for centuries: It is the newest member of a viral family beginning with influenza, which crossed over to humans around 2500 BC when poultry was first domesticated in China. By 400 BC, it had become sufficiently widespread that Hippocrates described it in his "Epidemics".

In the 1700s, recurrent yellow fever epidemics arrived. This didn’t just threaten trade, but the very existence of the nascent United States. In 1793, Philadelphia lost 5,000 people – roughly 10 per cent of its population – in a few weeks. “Why should cities be erected,” asked Noah Webster, the lexicographer seen as the father of American scholarship, “if they are only to be the tombs of men?”

Between 1951 and 1953, the last poliomyelitis pandemic spread around the world. There was no cure, and because its primary target was young adults, schools and playgrounds were closed in many areas. Affected homes were quarantined with notices posted on their doors. Public meetings were banned or discouraged. In some places, gymnasiums were transformed into hospital wards to treat the dangerously ill.

As ever public concern is divided between a new microbe’s health effects and the resulting effect on a national or regional economy.

It’s a new virus, a new disease, but it’s the same old tune. We just have not heard it for a while.


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Posted in: Trump grapples with public health and economic maelstrom See in context

*far right

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Posted in: Trump grapples with public health and economic maelstrom See in context

Man on the far left is Matt Gaetz. He is now in quarantine after CPAC "coronavirus exposure".


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Posted in: China turns to propaganda to right image in virus 'war' See in context


No worries. Just want to make sure everyone is aware that the "wet" exotic wildlife markets are not a part of traditional, mainstream Chinese food culture.

They emerged during the famines that arose within the last fifty to sixty years with strong encouragement by the Chinese communist party in the 1970s / 1980s.

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Posted in: China turns to propaganda to right image in virus 'war' See in context


How about a People's War against eating strange wildlife kept alive in unsanitary conditions? If China had done that back in 2003 it's possible we wouldn't have this Wu-Flu today.


Let me guess, you want to be the one who determines what is strange wildlife. How about they just start eating whale and horse? You know, what normal people eat.

@Chip Star

Both SARS and COVID-19 are in the "coronavirus" family, and both have emerged from animals in China's notorious "wet" wildlife markets which have their roots in the horrific famines caused by the ineptitude of Chinese communist party.

Experts had long predicted that these markets, known to be potential sources of disease, would enable another outbreak. The markets, and the wildlife trade that supports them, are the underlying problem of these pandemics; until China solves that problem, more are likely to emerge. 

Here is a starting point for those wishing to research further:


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Posted in: Australian clinic closes after doctor tests positive for coronavirus See in context


More coronavirus inspired toilet paper mayhem:


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Posted in: Australian clinic closes after doctor tests positive for coronavirus See in context

More coronavirus loo-nacy: Police taser man in Australia during melee over toilet paper.


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Posted in: Virus cases jump to 346 in S Korea; China daily count drops See in context

@Samit Basu

You stated the following on Feb 19:

I won't lie.

> I try to stay away from both Chinese and Japanese right now.

Japan is Wuhan corona virus infested with untraceable random infections popping up across Japan, whether you like to admit it or not.

By your standards South Korea is "corona virus infested" with "untraceable random infections popping up" across South Korea. Should we try to stay away from South Koreans? Please advise.

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Posted in: Battle of Iwo Jima 75 years on See in context

White phosphorous was used in the pre-invasion bombardment....

Near the end of the war America used white phosphorous as an igniter and napalm to maximize civilian carnage when bombing Japanese cities.



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Posted in: Germany launches raids over suspected Mitsubishi diesel fraud See in context

At least they admitted fault.

Incorrect. Only VW admitted fault. The German government has still failed to admit its complicity in the emissions scandal.

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Posted in: Germany launches raids over suspected Mitsubishi diesel fraud See in context

German prosecutors have a more objective sense of justice.

Hardly. The German government had no choice after the EPA exposed them. No more exports to the United States otherwise.

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Posted in: Germany launches raids over suspected Mitsubishi diesel fraud See in context

Yes because unlike Japan,German prosecutors and justice try to find the real truth and don’t protect their own national companies.

Incorrect. The German government allowed the VW to break international laws for years. It took the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reveal VW's deceptive business practices. (Unfortunately Trump has gutted the EPA.) Here is a starting point for your research:


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Posted in: Asbestos found at Tokyo Olympic water polo venue See in context

Another article about Canada promoting asbestos in developing countries.


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Posted in: Asbestos found at Tokyo Olympic water polo venue See in context

The Canadian government and Canadian companies pushed asbestos in Asia. They have blood on their hands. Despite being aware of the health dangers and banning asbestos use in Canada they aggressively exported and promoted the product overseas for decades.

Greed and evil on an epic scale by Canadian corporations and the Canadian government.


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Posted in: Hiroshima to demolish 2 A-bombed buildings despite some opposition See in context

Both buildings were nearly 3 kilometers from the bomb drop. The hypocenter was primarily residential. Honkawa Elementary School was just meters from it.

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Posted in: U.S. says it will 'protect its interests' at climate conference See in context

@Texas A&Amp;M Aggie,

We've been doing our part to control CO2 emissions since the early 1990s when catalytic converters became a mandatory addition on all automobile engines (domestic and foreign) sold in the U.S.

Laughably false. The catalytic converter became standard equipment on most new vehicles starting in 1975 and was mandatory by 1981 when it was fitted to vehicles for sale in the United States.

Additionally the United States government actively assisted American profiteers in spreading the use of highly toxic leaded petrol to foreign countries. This is despite the fact that the United States government officials knew from the start that lead is a potent neurotoxin with deadly effects on childhood development. 

In 1932 the du Pont corporation, which held the patent for tetraethyl lead additive, supported Franklin Roosevelt’s presidential bid with a sizable contribution to his campaign fund. The Democratic Administration was swift to return the favor. A year after FDR’s inauguration, the Surgeon General would busy himself writing letters of introduction for Ethyl officials pushing tetraethyl leaded petrol to public health counterparts in foreign countries.

Now the full effects of using lead in petrol – surely the greatest ever mass poisoning experiment – are becoming clear, almost exactly 35 years after an award-winning Observer campaign caused it to be banned in Britain. They seem far worse than anyone imagined, and provide a stark warning against cutting pollution standards after Brexit. Last week, a massive new study concluded that lead is 10 times more dangerous than thought, and that past exposure now hastens one in every five US deaths. A global environmental disaster caused by the the greed and stupidity of the American government and American businessmen.



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Posted in: Michael Jackson Hollywood movie reported in the works See in context

How could Hollywood make a film about this guy? Leaving Neverland destroyed the last shreds of his reputation. The monstrously evil acts he allegedly perpetrated are truly horrific.

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