William Round comments

Posted in: S Korean firm suspected of surveying off disputed isles See in context

We can clearly see how the new SK government begins its relationship with Japan, at least it was quick and will give enough reasons to just ignore whatever Yoon asks from now on.

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Posted in: Man arrested for beating 78-year-old father to death with hammer See in context

Same old story every week or so, psychotic, sociopathic people that never reached adulthood turn their frustration on anybody that has authority over them. Just let him rot in the shade for life and let the rest of the people forget he exist.

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Posted in: Man mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds gambles it all away See in context

And this comes as a surprise to absolutely nobody, the guy was shady from the first report and the people working for the Abu city office are inept beyond comprehension in order to let this happen.

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Posted in: In light of concerns about a spread of variant strains in the future, another state of emergency may well have to be declared during the national holidays in May. See in context

The situation this year is completely different, as long as doctors and scientists are on board with the new measures that is fine.

A complete different situation would be if the measures were based on fake evidence that somebody wanted to pass as genuine, like false, inexistent transcripts, lol.

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Posted in: Wild animals may carry bones and other items, so that it is possible for objects that weren't there at the time of the search to be found in the same place over time. See in context

Why would anybody had to wait months to abduct a child? there is such things as crimes of opportunity, someone that may have not planned to do anything saw the chance and did the crime. Anyway it is still early and other possibilities are still open.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan, EU push for open internet amid rise of authoritarianism See in context

yeah sure, neither side have the moral grounds to protest, what they want is to monopolize the authoritarianism.

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Posted in: In light of concerns about a spread of variant strains in the future, another state of emergency may well have to be declared during the national holidays in May. See in context

Not really, at some point people realized the organizers were too deep and would have no shame to contradict themselves and do anything to hold the games.

Still, not as shameless as going to a comment a year back in "revenge" for someone commenting how a fake transcript used as an argument did not exist at all, THAT would be too much even for them lol

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Posted in: Man sent to prosecutors over defamatory posts about man who lost wife, child in reckless driving case See in context

He knew he was doing something wrong by using an anonymous account, let him deal with the consequences.

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Posted in: Russian-run restaurant in Chiba looking to hire Ukrainian evacuees See in context

I think it would been better if the restaurant just stayed in the sidelines, no matter what it does it will look bad and calling attention to itself at this point is not going to help them

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Posted in: How far has political correctness gone in Japan? See in context

What do you think you are correcting? lol

yes, that is exactly what I said, that the court did not called him not a bigot, you said they did and cited the entire hearing transcript, except that in the entire transcript the court never said he was not a bigot, so you made up your cite thinking nobody would notice, lol busted!

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Posted in: 'I’ll kill you!' says Japanese schoolgirl when convenience store won’t let her use toilet See in context

Kids in Japan use "kill" or "die" too easily, it is a matter of time some get into trouble like this.

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Posted in: India denies request for SDF plane to collect aid items for Ukraine See in context

If you make your plan completely dependent on cooperation by Russian allies it was not a good plan in the first place.

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Posted in: Ghosn says he is ready to defend himself See in context

In the case of Japan vs Ghosn I am perfectly happy with either of them losing completely, best case scenario both will lose.

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Posted in: How far has political correctness gone in Japan? See in context

Got the thing, not even once the court called him "not a bigot", so you got confused with a different case or just made up the whole thing? I mean, you did not even cite anything.

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Posted in: How far has political correctness gone in Japan? See in context


Can you cite where the court called him NOT a bigot?

Or is that a fake argument?

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Posted in: How far has political correctness gone in Japan? See in context

Bringing back a dead topic just to make fake arguments? how desperate, lol. The law in virginia did not say the guy is not a bigot, the law says the bigot is allowed to use his religion as an excuse to be a bigot, that is very different.

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Posted in: Record 54% of Japanese students not eager to study due to COVID: survey See in context

Way to blame the pandemic for a cultural problem with a very long history in Japan, what is next? blaming COVID for low wages, xenophobia, bullying, etc?

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Posted in: Ditch the quick fix: 5 easy ways to replace expensive supplements See in context


The article is focused on quick fixes, not on the best ones, or the most nutritionally balanced. if your options are going to a supermarket and research the season, origin and process of harvesting of some ingredient, or just go to the vending machine of the corner and get a completely uniform source of nutrients, the second option is the easiest one by far.

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Posted in: Into the wild: Animals the latest frontier in COVID fight See in context

A veterinarian friend of mine takes samples of dogs and cats that go sick while their owners are isolating because of COVID, he sends the samples to a laboratory from the government and gets informed of positive cases, apparently positives are not so rare. Domestic animals may be a source much more likely for mutants to appear, but somehow I see no research being done on it.

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Posted in: End of COVID may bring major turbulence for U.S. health care See in context

So, let me see if I understood this correctly, the health care in the US was so terrible and unjust that the pandemic would have decimated the population if left as it was, politicians for a change did their jobs and solved the most pressing problems so the country would not be left in ruins, but only temporarily?

If something is already found broken and a good solution implemented, what is the point in letting it break again?

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Posted in: Japan aims to accelerate vaccine R&D through new gov't body See in context

I read a very nice article describing virus vectored vaccines from 3 different japanese developers, lots of interesting ideas and results, but one thing in common was that all three began in Japan, published good results from animal experiments and then moved to the US to do clinical trials.

maybe this is what should be the focus or reforms, capital is of course necessary, but no amount of money is letting talented people get results in Japan.

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Posted in: With students in turmoil, U.S. teachers train in mental health See in context

Students mental health has been deteriorating in countries affected by COVID the most, even in places without any hard lockdowns (like Japan) so it is not honest to pretend the lockdowns are responsible for the problem, or that they were not justified. If your elderly family members are dying one after another because of COVID then that is reason enough to become depressed clinically.

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Posted in: Viruses that could save millions of lives See in context

wow, another scientifically challenged poster following virusrex around because the user did not like being proved wrong? how many of them are around these times?

On the topic, phages are promising according to the literature, but I have not seen anybody projecting commercial use inside of the next decade or so, by that time antibiotic resistance is going to be much more of a problem than it is now so it may be a perfectly good solution coming far too late to save a lot of lives.

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Posted in: How a nuclear attack on North Korea would add to global cancer epidemic See in context

A nuclear attack most obvious consequence would be nuclear war, I think that increase of cancer cases would be a very secondary worry compared with the death and desolation resulting from it. No real reason to make it a priority if civilization as we know it could be destroyed because of it first.

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Posted in: How the 'test to treat' initiative aims to get ahead of next wave of COVID-19 See in context

I agree with a lot of what Skeptical says, pharmacy services replacing medical consultations would have made sense if there was not another option to let doctors see patients promptly, but with telemedicine this is no longer a worry, let the pharmacy be a point of contact and the doctors to examine the patients remotely and there will be no reason for pharmacists to assume responsibilities they are not trained to take.

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Posted in: What is palliative care? How is it different from hospice? See in context

palliative care should be supported much more strongly, a lot of people would benefit a huge lot if they knew its benefits, it is sad that it has such bad reputation in many places.

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Posted in: Shionogi says its COVID pill under development effective against Omicron See in context


I think one IVM study actually used this approach.

Ivermectin nasal spray against COVID? the only thing I could find was in pigs, and not even using any virus. I think 6 months without any further results means it was not useful.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 8 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 82 See in context

So nice to see the population doing their best even against the many mistakes done by the government.

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Posted in: Women's entry in LDP leader race may not boost empowerment See in context

This should be easy to see, if it is involves the LDP it can't involve empowering women (unless is in the crime section, maybe getting one of them sexists caught does a little to empower women).

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Posted in: 'Conbini warp' an increasing traffic problem for businesses, authorities across Japan See in context

The store closest to my home made a weird maze with traffic cones in its parking lot, but people still do it, sometimes I ask myself why would they do it since it is clear they lose more time in the maze than by waiting in the short red light they are avoiding, more than once I end up seeing them going behind cars that waited.

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