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Posted in: Japan to start 4th vaccine shots for elderly, at-risk groups from May 25 See in context


I am still appallaed at the anti-vaccination misinformation posts here.

I am also cheered to see some smart posts as well.


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Posted in: Russia faces global outrage over bodies in Ukraine's streets See in context

Russia's Neo-Nazi "Wagner Group" is notorious for brutal war crimes:

The Wagner Group, a private military company backed by Kremlin, has built a reputation for its brutality. In 2019, a disturbing video surfaced showing four Russian-speaking men in military fatigues surrounding a man lying on the ground. They proceeded to break his legs with a sledgehammer, crushed his chest, and hacked off his hands, his head, before setting the corpse on fire. The victim was identified as Hamadi Bouta, a deserter from the Syrian army. He was tortured to death by the Wagner group, whose mercenaries are now said to be tasked with killing President Zelenskyy.


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Posted in: Beijing confirms strict 'closed loop' for Winter Olympics See in context

Those who do not comply.....may face....other punishment.

A rather ominous warning for those considering participation...

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Posted in: Nagasaki marks 76th anniversary of atomic bombing See in context

The atomic bombs **didn't win the war – the Soviets did **(again).

The Soviet Army is the Ally that easily paid the greatest price in blood to defeat Germany, wiping out a significant number of their forces at Stalingrad and then by exploiting the cruel Russian winter. Germany was a fatally-wounded military force after that encounter.

Early in the war, the Soviets negotiated a peace treaty(!) with Japan so they would not have to fight a war on two fronts. But, after the German surrender, the Soviets broke the treaty, declared war, and invaded Manchuria (including two small islands), crushing an elite Japanese army stationed there and seizing vast, logistically very-difficult territory at breakneck speed. The Soviets were now poised to attack Japan from the west, a trivial distance away across the Sea of Japan. And it was very obvious that they would very quickly do it, using no international forces other than their own.

Now, Japan realized that it was finally doomed. They had no mainland forces left to counter the Soviet juggernaut, and no way to defend against the coming invasion. Now, they had to either surrender to the Allies, or to risk having to surrender entirely to the Soviets.

When dozens of Japanese cities were now being bombed into oblivion every single night, the fact that two of them were destroyed in one blast was only slightly interesting. The Japanese war councils did not meet to discuss it – but they did immediately convene to discuss the new Soviet-driven reality.

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Posted in: Nagasaki marks 75th A-bomb anniversary See in context

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. — who experienced the firebombing of Dresden first hand and described it in Slaughterhouse Five – said, “The most racist, nastiest act by this country, after human slavery, was the bombing of Nagasaki.”

On Aug. 17, 1945, David Lawrence, the conservative columnist and editor of US News, put it this way: “Last week we destroyed hundreds of thousands of civilians in Japanese cities with the new atomic bomb. …we shall not soon purge ourselves of the feeling of guilt. …we…did not hesitate to employ the most destructive weapon of all times indiscriminately against men, women and children. … Surely we cannot be proud of what we have done. If we state our inner thoughts honestly, we are ashamed of it.”

Nuking hundreds of thousands civilians saved no one and was simply a cynical live human experiment on a people deemed subhuman by American propaganda. 

According to Harry S Truman:

“I think one man is just as good as another so long as he’s honest and decent and not a N@@@ER. or a Chinaman... THE LORD made a white man from dust, a N@@@ER from mud, and then threw what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and J@ps....."

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Posted in: Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of A-bombing See in context

The nuking of Hiroshima and then Nagasaki were two of the most disgusting and cowardly war crimes ever committed.

They were little more than a brutal and cynical live human experiment on women and children. The depravity and racism of the US government and military is apparent from Harry Truman's demented giggling prior to his announcement of the mass murders at Hiroshima:


See Kermit Beahan gloat as he claims responsibility for nuking the women and children of Nagasaki:


As Brig. Gen. Carter W. Clarke, the officer in charge of preparing MAGIC intercepted cable summaries in 1945, stated:

"….we brought them [the Japanese] down to an abject surrender through the accelerated sinking of their merchant marine and hunger alone, and when we didn't need to do it, and we knew we didn't need to do it, and they knew that we knew we didn't need to do it, we used them as an experiment for two atomic bombs."

As the historical record shows, six of the seven US WWII five star officers concluded that the nuking of hundreds of thousands of civilians was unnecessary. In fact, the nuking was one of the most brutal and cynical atrocities ever committed. As Admiral Chester W. Nimitz stated:

"The atomic bomb played no decisive part, from a purely military standpoint, in the defeat of Japan. The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace before the destruction of Hiroshima and before the Russian entry into the war…."

Truman's own diaries show that he prolonged hostilities until the nukes were ready. We also know that he lied to the US public when he stated that Hiroshima was a "military target".

Prior to nuking Hiroshima, the U.S. military had already obliterated over 60 Japanese cities with napalm and white phosphorous. This conclusively proves that Hiroshima and Nagasaki had little value other than as an opportunity for the US military to conduct nuke testing on human subjects.

In this connection, Paul Tibbets is on record as stating that Hiroshima was set aside as a "virgin" test city. Additionally, the primary targets at Hiroshima were residential in nature with the overwhelming majority of casualties being civilian. In fact, Honkawa Elementary school was mere meters from the epicenter of the Hiroshima nuke strike.

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Posted in: Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb See in context


Bamboo spears!

So you feel it was necessary to nuke hundreds of thousands of innocent women and children because of schoolchildren with bamboo sticks. I see.....

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Posted in: Tokyo to look into theater infections after 30 cases reported See in context


Your schadenfreude is palpable.

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Posted in: U.S. base in Okinawa confirms 32 more coronavirus cases; Iwakuni base reports several See in context



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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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