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Posted in: Biden vows to check Russian aggression, fight inflation in his 1st State of the Union address See in context

Biden's speech was a failure. His numbers will never go up, Americans on the left and right have already made a judgment call on his future. A lame-duck President that "hopefully" will just bide his time until he is voted out.

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Posted in: Japan begins COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5-11 See in context

One year from now it will be an elective vaccine just like the flu shot that your MD will recommend to you to minimize the effects of the disease. There will be some that do it and some that don't. The only difference is will have lost all its political talking points to control people. You can now do all the appropriate things to protect yourself and those around you without getting vaccinated.

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Posted in: U.S. hits Russia with sanctions, shifts troops to Germany; 137 reported dead in Ukraine See in context

Let's be honest the Ukrainian military is not going to exist in 48 hrs.

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Posted in: Canadian truckers' bridge blockade forces shutdowns at auto plants See in context

“The will of the people is unacceptable" - Justin Trudeau

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Posted in: Canadian truckers' bridge blockade forces shutdowns at auto plants See in context

Leftists: "Workers Unite!"

Truckers and Farmers: "Don't mind if we do."

Leftists: "No, not like that!"

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Posted in: Japan to extend virus restrictions in Tokyo, 12 other prefectures until March 6 See in context

“In order to balance anti-virus measures and social and economic activity, I'm determined to tackle the situation promptly."

What the ____ is he talking about?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 18,287 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 97,833 See in context

 The key take away from any of this is Japanese people are catching Omicron and it's spreading.

!00 percent correct!

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Posted in: Taiwan to lift import ban on Japanese food linked to Fukushima crisis See in context

Taiwan really needs the support of Japan regarding their nation status. So much so, they are willing to eat radioactive food.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 18,287 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 97,833 See in context

Should be 20000 by Friday.

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Posted in: U.S. officials say Russia preparing full-scale invasion of Ukraine See in context

Russia doesn't want war and neither does the U.S. This is all media propaganda to keep the people afraid.

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Posted in: Crosby, Stills and Nash follow Young's lead in Spotify row See in context

Funny how it is all the same era of musicians.

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Posted in: New U.S. envoy to Japan vows support amid regional tensions See in context

This guy is lying through his teeth. Rahm is dumb as bricks he is only in Japan for the ride. The post of U.S. ambassador to Japan was vacant for more than two years. If I was Japan I would have left it that way because this guy is like a card board stand in he will do nothing!! If this guy as mayor of Chicago couldn't get his own city that was full murder and crime under control how can he give Japan ANY advice on tensions anywhere? LMFAO Emanuel called Russia's amassing of military force along the Ukraine border “a clear and consequential threat to peace, security and a rules-based system.” Why didn't he that as Mayor of Chicago he say GANG WAR FARE as a threat to the many innocent citizens that was killed nightly by gun fire under his watch. He did nothing about the Mexican Cartel coercion, intimidation and its influence flooding drugs in the poor inner city of Chicago. LMFAO by the Mexican cartels. All the while he served as Barack Obama’s first White House chief of staff. What a joke, a card board stand in would have been better!!

Perfect!

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Posted in: Tokyo's population dips for 1st time in 26 years See in context

Tokyo is Japan.

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Posted in: Joni Mitchell says she is boycotting Spotify over COVID 'lies' See in context

These actions look infantile to me.

seems the older the oldsters get the more childlike they become.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 16,538 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 78,931 See in context

To mask or not to mask, that is the question.

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Posted in: Spotify says it will grant Young's request to remove music See in context

Neil has turned into a bitter lump of coal. Get rid of him Spotify.

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Posted in: Top Japanese YouTube channel ranking: Who placed first in 2021? See in context

Don’t watch YouTube much anymore. Too many ads.

just pay a small monthly subscription fee and there are no commercials.

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Posted in: Japan to expand COVID quasi-emergency to 34 of 47 prefectures See in context

The pandemic of bureaucracy is at it again.

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Posted in: Candid Kanye film premieres at Sundance amid editing row See in context

Four and a half hours of Kanye West? I couldn’t handle four and a half minutes if you paid me to.

Because he is not talking to you.

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Posted in: New U.S. envoy Rahm Emanuel arrives in Japan See in context

Just don’t let him in the American club to work out!

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Posted in: New U.S. envoy Rahm Emanuel arrives in Japan See in context

What an embarrassment to the U.S and Japan.

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Posted in: Russia toughens its posture amid Ukraine tensions See in context

Putin will invade what he thinks is a part of "mother Russia". His last hooo-raw!

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Posted in: Japan's COVID-19 foreign entry ban spurs demonstrations in several countries See in context

Closed borders are hurting Japan than opening them again to students, business people and tourists.

I remember when it was the open borders that were hurting Japan, Everybody complained, now it's the closed borders.............Never happy.

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Posted in: Record 88% of Japanese 'feel friendly' toward U.S.: survey See in context

I think Japanese like Europe more, but understand without the U.S. behind them they would still be a 3rd world country.

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Posted in: Netflix stock plunges as subscriber growth worries deepen See in context

Netflix had its day, just like Blockbuster. Game over is on the horizon.

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Posted in: Trickle of residents return to Fukushima's last deserted town See in context

Why?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 9,699 new cases; nationwide tally 49,854 See in context

I guess we need to stay out of the ramen shops and izakaya eateries a bit longer.

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Posted in: Long wallet or bifold? What your wallet says about you in Japan See in context

long Wallet or billfold, it’s only what’s inside that counts.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 7,377 new coronavirus cases See in context

It’s time to face reality and understand numbers mean nothing.

Most are not vaccinating against covid, they are vaccinating against unemployment, public opinion and loss of travel.

So what is more dangerous, the virus or the Governments?

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Posted in: China's Xi rejects 'Cold War mentality,' pushes cooperation See in context

American policy since, well, before I was born, is that any country that dares to not follow closely American foreign policy gets hit with regime change operations, military attack (either direct and blatant, or 'indirect' and 'denialble' at least in the eyes of itself), and has its economic resources either stolen or destroyed in whole or in part. 

China policy for over a decade is that China invests in trade with, and invests in the development of the infrastructure of, countries, even if they are openly hostile and antagonistic towards it.

The results of the US policy? The population of even its allies see the US government as the biggest threat to the world despite decades of intense, pervasive propaganda. 

The results of the Chinese policy? Well, there's the China initiated free trade agreement that covers almost a third of the global economy that both Japan and Australia (openly hostile and antagonistic towards China) have joined, that is saving lives in a global epidemic, and history suggests that over the span of several decades will see a natural, fully domestic driven, replacement of hostile and antagonistic governments with at least neutral ones (unless China makes the mistake of killing and oppressing the populations of country after country).

PS, it is revealing that the professional Sinophobes endlessly rant about how China is supposedly responsible for the Covid epidemic, yet somehow don't complain about how the German government suppressed, for months, the knowledge that those who did not have symptoms of Covid were spreading the virus around the world. They do, however, mostly insist that the methods that rid the world of two viral diseases already are somehow useless against Covid, merely because China is one of the few countries that fully implements it, rather than only using them when the epidemic is producing catastrophic levels of death and injury, then abandoning them for the more profitable (for certain corporations and the oligarchs) but ineffectual and counterproductive (it inevitably breeds variants that produce 'breakthrough' infections) vaccine only approaches.

Like a fairytale.

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