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Posted in: Heat waves can be deadly for older adults: An aging global population means millions at risk See in context

Pakistan temperatures cross 52 C in a heatwave

https://japantoday.com/category/world/pakistan-temperatures-cross-52-c-in-heatwave#comment-4222459

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Posted in: Bodies of high school girl and adult male found in apartment bathroom in Chiba Prefecture See in context

The bathrooms are very small. I could not lie down on my bathroom floor or in the bath.

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Posted in: Pakistan temperatures cross 52 C in heatwave See in context

Thousands have been admitted to hospitals with heat stroke. Schools have shut. Global warming is hitting some countries with deadly harm.

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Posted in: UK Labour leader Keir Starmer woos undecided voters with a vow to safeguard national security See in context

Conscription was ended because it was a failure and did not train and provide a professional fighting force.

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Posted in: Biden says each generation has to 'earn' freedom, in solemn Memorial Day remarks See in context

bass4funkToday 08:49 am JST

Why do you separate Ukraine and Israel?

Israel has always been an ally of the U.S. since its creation. They have been instrumental over the years in helping us gather intelligence to capture and kill high value targets, helping us thwart many deadly threats, not to mention they are the only Jewish state that we need to defend that is surrounded by nations that would kill every single Jew if they had the chance.

Not so good at gathering intelligence when two years ago Netanyahu was warned about the Hamas attack that happened on Oct 7.

The are no US Special Forces in Ukraine. If there are they are doing a poor job.

You would have ignored Ukraine and it's massive destruction by Putin?

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Posted in: The U.S. has always had ‘big government’ – even in the colonial era See in context

Americans have the right to welfare when they qualify.

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Posted in: The U.S. has always had ‘big government’ – even in the colonial era See in context

The number of Federal employees has been consistent since 1970.

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CES9091000001

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Posted in: The U.S. has always had ‘big government’ – even in the colonial era See in context

Different from giving cradle to grave entitlements on a massive scale.

Who gets those?

 Any civilized society should provide a safety net from birth until the end of life.

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Posted in: Biden says each generation has to 'earn' freedom, in solemn Memorial Day remarks See in context

bass4funk

The guy is just all over the place. Wish he would heed his own words and focus more on his own country that is falling apart.

The US has more than 800 military bases in more than 70 countries.

"U.S. military forces are dispersed among 85 facilities located in Honshu, Kyushu, and Okinawa. The total acreage of U.S. bases is approximately 77,000 acres. USFJ bases and facilities range in size from a several thousand-acre training area to a single antenna site."

https://www.usfj.mil/About-USFJ/#:~:text=U.S.%20military%20forces%20are%20dispersed,to%20a%20single%20antenna%20site.

The bases are to protect American interests.

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Posted in: Netanyahu acknowledges 'tragic mistake' after Rafah strike kills at least 45 Palestinians See in context

Further attacks will cause more horrific deaths of the Palestinians.

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Posted in: Heat waves can be deadly for older adults: An aging global population means millions at risk See in context

"Climate change is hypothesised to increase skin cancer through multiple factors and mechanisms. These include rising ambient temperatures and the potential for increasing tumorigenesis due to air pollution. Furthermore, the rising ambient temperatures may alter human behaviours to increase UV exposure."

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003335062300481X#:~:text=Climate%20change%20is%20hypothesised%20to,behaviours%20to%20increase%20UV%20exposure.

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Posted in: More than 10,000 people have reached UK in small boats since January See in context

zibala

A country without borders is not a country, it is a territory.

How true. The UK territory is open to anyone who can get on a flotation device.

700,000 immigrants arrive via airports. 30,000 immigrants arrive on small boats.

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Posted in: Heat waves can be deadly for older adults: An aging global population means millions at risk See in context

zibala

Skin cancer rates have increased.

Totally irrelevant to this article.

Heat waves are caused by global warming and the increase in temperatures. With the increase in temperatures, and stronger sun comes an increase in skin cancer.

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Posted in: Heat waves can be deadly for older adults: An aging global population means millions at risk See in context

Skin cancer rates have increased.

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Posted in: Gov’t honors war dead at Chidorigafuchi cemetery See in context

The article needs a photo.

Chidorigafuchi cemetery does not attract the media attention that Yasukuni Shrine does.

The names of the dead at Yasukini Shrine are known. The names of the 352,297 at the Chidorigafuchi cemetery are unknown.

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Posted in: Older Japanese men making up for lost time by dipping into cosmetics See in context

Mocheake

or sit down to take a whizz. You're welcome.

After prostate cancer, some of us have to sit down. Tough, but we are still alive. No less a man.

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Posted in: More than 10,000 people have reached UK in small boats since January See in context

zulander

During the Enoch Powell I was an adult and lived in the UK during the period.

Then you have no excuse for not understand or willfully misrepresenting it.

I did not misunderstand or wilfully misrepresent Enoch Powell's speech "Rivers of Blood". Were you living in the UK in 1968?

I witnessed an increase in racial hatred in my birth city.

https://anth1001.wordpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/enoch-powell_speech.pdf

"he believed in it" - he believed in a metaphor? You are just desperate to tie him into the "blood" part of the metaphor to feign fear of violence etc.

You are the one twisting the words. Powell's speech split the nation and caused a surge in racism.

"Protesters took to the streets in support of Powell’s backing for the repatriation of immigrants. Denunciations appeared in newspaper editorials attacking his “appeal to racial hatred” and Powell himself was cast out of the Conservative shadow cabinet, effectively ending his political ambitions. Also caught up in the collateral damage, however, was a small school in his Wolverhampton constituency."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/14/enoch-powell-rivers-blood-legacy-wolverhampton

"White" is meaningless.

?

"Across England and Wales, 82% of people identified with a White ethnic group, 9% with an Asian ethnic group, 4% with a Black ethnic group, 3% with Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups, and 2% with other ethnic groups. Go to section: Explore constituency data. Top 20 constituencies by ethnic group."

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/constituency-statistics-ethnicity/#:~:text=Across%20England%20and%20Wales%2C%2082,20%20constituencies%20by%20ethnic%20group

And the point is not ethnic change, its cultural change. Cultural change on an unprecedented scale. We already had enough crime and poverty, no need to open the door to more.

Look at the state or Ireland now, they illegals are getting in through the back door in the North, and I don't see them standing for it much longer.

The number of illegal immigrants in Ireland is less than 20,000.

In the end, the UK isn't run over by millions of immigrants. Many came from former British colonies.

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Posted in: More than 2,000 buried alive in Papua New Guinea landslide See in context

Poor people living in mud huts surviving by farming. Happened while sleeping. They didn’t have a chance.

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Posted in: More than 10,000 people have reached UK in small boats since January See in context

Zaphod

A country without borders is not a country, it is a territory

Which country are you referencing certainly not the UK.

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Posted in: More than 10,000 people have reached UK in small boats since January See in context

zulander

Enoch Powell's "Rivers of Blood" failed to appear like a tale from the Bible.

You show a great misunderstanding if you took the meaning as expecting a river of blood to appear. 

The whole point is that LIKE the rivers foaming with blood, the state of immigration was a bad omen.

So I think you will find that, he was right.

During the Enoch Powell I was an adult and lived in the UK during the period. I know all about him. The “Rivers of Blood” was a metaphor but nonetheless one he had some belief in. He was trying to arouse the British people. In the end the wasn't overrun by foreigners.

The UK is still 86% white.

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Posted in: Saudi Arabia appoints first ambassador to Syria since 2012 See in context

Kuku

How many Syrians have been killed by the government since 2011 and how many have been killed by Russia?

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Posted in: More than 10,000 people have reached UK in small boats since January See in context

Mr Kipling

On the over hand, there were about 1.2 million legal immigrants to the UK last year.

After students, the largest number are south east Asian brides and grooms often marrying first cousins and further diluting traditional British culture.

The UK population is 86% white compared with 60% in the US.

Any British person marrying a non-British person must meet the requirements. My Japanese wife and I cannot meet those requirements and she cannot obtain a British spouse visa. It is more difficult to meet the requirements for marrying a foreigner.

"From April 2024, British citizens or people already settled in the UK will need to show they earn £38,700 (€45,233) before their overseas partner can live here with them. "

"Observers have commented the rules are a de facto ban on Brits marrying foreign nationals, with 73% of the population unable to meet the income threshold. "

https://www.euronews.com/2023/12/11/anguish-grows-over-effective-ban-on-most-uk-citizens-marrying-foreign-nationals

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Posted in: Heat waves can be deadly for older adults: An aging global population means millions at risk See in context

Global warming has caused temperatures in South Asia to increase 5-8ºC above normal. Temperatures in Pakistan have reached 45-50ºC. 1,000 have been admitted to schools with heat stroke. Schools have closed early for the summer vacation.

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Posted in: Saudi Arabia appoints first ambassador to Syria since 2012 See in context

Russia has bombed and killed thousands of Syrians but is far from any winning victory. About 9,000 Syrians were killed. Any victory will be pyrrhic.

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Posted in: Operators are facing a difficult decision as to whether to keep focusing on ¥100 products or to expand their business beyond them. See in context

Even if the prices doubled it would still be good. Not all items are ¥100.

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Posted in: More than 10,000 people have reached UK in small boats since January See in context

In the YE June 2023, the top five non-EU nationalities for immigration flows into the UK were: Indian (253,000), Nigerian (141,000), Chinese (89,000), Pakistani (55,000) and Ukrainian (35,000).

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/internationalmigration/bulletins/longterminternationalmigrationprovisional/yearendingjune2023#:~:text=Download%20the%20data,)%20and%20Ukrainian%20(35%2C000).

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Posted in: Japanese mosquito coils taking bite out of malaria in Kenya See in context

Coils are for outdoor use only. We use sprays inside. Usually mint.

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Posted in: Older Japanese men making up for lost time by dipping into cosmetics See in context

Italian men have used cosmetics for decades.

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Posted in: More than 10,000 people have reached UK in small boats since January See in context

A lot of election fearmongering over 30,000 boat people in a year. Compared with many hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants every year.

The Tory government wanted to leave ECHR.

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Posted in: More than 10,000 people have reached UK in small boats since January See in context

There are new EU policies on illegal immigrants, but the UK is no longer a member. EU countries must share the burden in numbers or money. But some countries like Holland and Hungary are likely to refuse. The European illegal immigrant problem is far greater than that which is happening in the UK.

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