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

Boxer-senator Pacquiao to run for Philippine president :

In a nation where knowledge/skills/ competency are purposely ignored by the public, but only celebs/rich would be highly awed/regarded to win the presidency easily, what else to say..

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Posted in: Seniors account for record 29.1% of Japan's population See in context

Seniors account for record 29.1% of Japan's population :

The nation is aging faster than anticipated.

With a lower birthrate & shrinking population, a number of immediate social issues ought to be tackled & resolved in the shortest possible time.

But can Tokyo achieve that..?

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Posted in: U.S. ramps up plan to expel Haitian migrants gathered in Texas See in context

U.S. ramps up plan to expel Haitian migrants gathered in Texas :

Only the Haitian migrants?

Americans have always looked down on them.

Poor Haitians, the forgotten children of god..(?)

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Posted in: France accuses Australia, U.S. of lying in escalating crisis See in context

Rarely would a white nation deliberately label other white nations as liars with contempt.

Now France has just done that.

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Posted in: Myanmar junta to put Suu Kyi on trial for corruption See in context

Is Suu Kyi not already on trial..?

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Posted in: Pentagon reverses itself; calls deadly Kabul strike an error See in context

So, that is an error after all? Perhaps an intentional one albeit blind..

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Posted in: Biden angers France, EU with new Australia-UK initiative See in context

France mulling compensation claim as Australia pulls out of submarine contract worth billions, favoring UK & US partners:

To be compensated? Too bad, Paris, betrayed by Canberra?

Blame yourself, France, you are in no position to be compared with mighty US military prowess.

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Posted in: Biden announces Indo-Pacific alliance with UK, Australia See in context

US already has a QUAD aiming to contain China, now going for an Indo-Pacific security alliance with UK and Australia. This time, trying to coerce Beijing openly?

All these can only go to show that US dares not face China alone. It needs others' help to make hollow noise to scare Beijing.

How distressingly inadequate..

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Posted in: China urges Japan's PM candidates not to meddle in internal affairs See in context

China urges Japan's PM candidates not to meddle in internal affairs:

Can't stop them, because that is the only way any candidate could have a chance to claim the premiership.

And when a new one is at the helm, the master behind the scene would coerced them to confront China..

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Posted in: Over 100 world leaders to attend U.N. gathering in person See in context

Over 100 world leaders to attend U.N. gathering in person :

World leaders or not, if they want to gather to meet, make sure everyone of them must be adequately vaccinated and with masks on all the time..

They cannot be exceptional..

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Posted in: U.S. marks 20th anniversary of 9/11 See in context

Solemn ceremonies aside, Saudi continues to be the focal point.

Saudi strongly supported the Dollar for global oil trade, enabling greenback to become the international foreign reserve currency.

This has enabled US to keep printing money since 1970's.

For this, US bows to Saudi, again & again..

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Posted in: Medicine is an imperfect science – but you can still trust its process See in context

Medical science is not perfect.

It involves a high degree of probability, sometimes a matter of trial and error. But it does help to keep people healthy and extend their longevity..

Imagine what life would be without medicines..

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Posted in: IAEA: Science, objectivity key to Fukushima water release See in context

IAEA to send experts to Japan in December to review plan for release of radioactive Fukushima water into Ocean:

They should have dealt with this radioactive water years ago, not wait till end of year.

One is extremely perplexed by IAEA's inapt attitude toward Fukushima so far..

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Posted in: China chases 'rejuvenation' with control of tycoons, society See in context

If reintroducing ideas, revolutionary or otherwise, may result in equality of citizens and a more progressive society, why not?

Just be very cautious in its execution and implementation..

Never overact..

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Posted in: Takaichi joins race to be next PM; outlines 'Sanaenomics' policy See in context

For a change, why not elect a woman to be Japan's new premier?

Perhaps that may cool down the male warmongers for the time being..

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Posted in: California moves to outlaw removing condom without permission during intercourse See in context

Is that all the lawmakers in California can do?

How flabbergasting..

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Posted in: Hong Kong police arrest Tiananmen vigil organizers See in context

Outsiders should leave Hong Kong alone.

Let Beijing deal with its family matters..

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Posted in: 'Freedom Tower' - the skyscraper symbolizing New York's resilience See in context

Freedom Tower?

Define freedom, the meaning that would be acceptable to all in this world..

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Posted in: Taliban stop planes of evacuees from leaving but unclear why See in context

Taliban holds up planes, at least 100 Americans among passengers:

Don't remind people of the discomfiting saga of American hostages held up in Tehran in the 1970's after US ally The Shah stepped down and left.

Apparently Taliban is trying to play a similar game to belittle US..

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Posted in: Biden to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 at 3 memorial sites See in context

' 911 may be perceived as a small loss for US, but a big destruction for Mideast..'

If anyone does not like this statement, never mind, it does not matter..

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Posted in: Suga's one-year term recalls Japan's revolving door era See in context

Tradition or not, as it ditches its leader, Japan grows ever more nationalistic & militaristic as it happily joins US’s anti-China crusade.

Well, never expect too much from a more and more nationalistic nation ..

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Posted in: Suga to resign; says he couldn't run for reelection and handle virus response See in context

Suga must have felt he has done his part to see through the Olympic Games. So..

But then where comes a new competent leader to replace him?

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Posted in: Gunmen kidnap 73 students in latest attack on Nigeria school See in context

Will such kidnapping of school children for ransom or other purpose ever end in a lawless country?

What is the Lagos government for?

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Posted in: WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named 'Mu' See in context

Perhaps the variant from Colombia could be named 'Miu' (Greek alphabet) instead of 'Mu' that may sound as 'Moo'.

Whatever happened to variant Lambda? Did it exist and spread..?

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Posted in: Hurricane Ida death toll expected to soar See in context

Apart from rising death toll, power outages in Louisiana continue.

No electricity for a month? That would be a real torture for people who have enjoyed affluence most of their life.

The horrendous hurricane must have caused an unprecedented damage..

Again, the poor would suffer more..

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Posted in: China limits children to 3 hours of online gaming a week See in context

Chinese govt sees threat of addiction among nation’s teen gamers, sets out new restrictions on when under-18s can play online :

Seemingly stringent restriction, but to a large extent a necessary move.

Via computer abuse, youth everywhere have fast become its victims..

Be aware..

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Posted in: U.S. says drone kills IS bombers targeting Kabul airport See in context

US airstrike hits bomber vehicle posing ‘imminent threat’ to Kabul airport - Pentagon :

After the hasty ill-planned exit fiasco, US has returned to eliminate via missiles alleged suicide bombers at Kabul with intense ferocity.

Is this an intentional revenge or what? More..?

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Posted in: Mexican troops disperse migrants heading north from border See in context

Mexican migrants aside, has Brazil too relegated to such a state that civilians must start to own rifles to protect themselves?

Yet another 'failed' state like Colombia, Mexico, Nigeria..?

Does that mean anything to US?

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Posted in: Biden meets Israeli PM in shadow of Kabul blasts See in context

The common denominator between these two leaders is 'conflict-cum-war'.

What else is there for them to discuss except each tries to scratch the other's back..?

How demoralizing..

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Posted in: Philippines' Duterte says will run for vice president in 2022 See in context

Someone is planning to remain in power to avoid persecution for killing tens of thousands of drug addicts and peddlers. Intending to kill more..

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