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Posted in: Taliban ban Afghan women from flying without male relative See in context

Peter Neil

Sure, it restricts travel by women, but the Taliban might also be recognizing that men seated next to an unaccompanied woman cannot be trusted. Both are a sad state. I guess we should be surprised they even allow airplanes.

I do not know who "we" is, but as the Koran says nothing about the issue, any "surprise" is only on the part of those who are ignorant about islamic laws, which the Taliban interpret literally.

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Posted in: Taliban ban Afghan women from flying without male relative See in context

That is simply literal Sharia, not particular to the Taliban.

Similar laws apply in Saudi Arabia, which does not get scrutinized by the media. Wonder why.

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Posted in: 5 days after plane crash, 2nd black box eludes China searchers See in context

That plane went straight down into the ground at speed. Maybe even the black boxes did not survive that.

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Posted in: Putin appears at big rally as troops press attack in Ukraine See in context

Bob Fosse

There is plenty of evidence of idiots waving nazi flags in EVERY country, including Russia. But it’s not a good enough excuse to start an illegal invasion and massacre civilians.

Ironically, massacring civilians is what the several neonazi groups in the Ukraine have been doing.

Read up on e.g. the Azov battalion that the Russians are currently fighting in Mariupol.

You are unaware of the Odessa massacre and the last 7 years of shelling the Dombass, that has killed 14,000 civilians so far? That is the handywork of the Azov batallion.

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Posted in: Don't help Russia's invasion, Biden tells China's Xi in video call See in context

Don't help Russia's invasion, Biden tells China's Xi in video call

So ridiculous. As if Xi takes orders from Biden. Reality is that all these ill-advised sanctions that Western leaders have been putting on Russia drive Russia to a closer cooperation with China. Why sell oil, gas, coal and fertilizer to NATO aggressors when China and India are there as huge markets.

It is precisely what we should not do, but the the current ideologes in power and the NATO war machine are driving us into that direction.

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Posted in: As crisis in Ukraine grows, aid agencies rush in supplies See in context

Strangerland

That's Russia's problem. It doesn't justify them starting a war, and now they are paying for their failures as a people.

From the Russian POV it is not a war, it is regime change. (And now tell us the US has never dabbled with that concept..... even in the Ukraine itself, are you unaware of the US involvement in the various color revolutions??)

And villifying an entire people for what their government does (agree with it or not) is really low. I do not think we have gone that low since WW2.

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Posted in: As crisis in Ukraine grows, aid agencies rush in supplies See in context

Strangerland

Also, you people are silly with your claims of hypocrisy for Arnold not addressing every topic in the entire planet equally all at once.

Arnold is telling the Russian people that they are uninformed while demonstrating how clearly uninformed he himself is. Is that not a textbook example of hypocrisy?

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Posted in: As crisis in Ukraine grows, aid agencies rush in supplies See in context

kanapi

It is obvious that Putin invaded the soverign country and he has violated many laws. but looking at the nature of his persnality

This has nothing to do with a "persnality". Many experts have said for a long time that expanding Nato into the Ukrain would be a red line that no Russian leader, no matter who it is, could accept. Are you unaware of that?

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Posted in: As crisis in Ukraine grows, aid agencies rush in supplies See in context

Strangerland

If the info is blanked out, where you are you getting it? Which super secret media organization is telling you the truth being hidden from us?

Nothing I mentioned is a secret. I am actually old enough to remember the Baker agreement with Gorbachev, which seemed a matter of course for me at the time. But where in the current news do you see anything about the the items that I mentioned? For someone who knows nothing about the Ukraine, the current media representation is that Putin suddenly attacked the Ukraine out of nowhere, without any background. And sadly that seems to include Arnold.

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Posted in: As crisis in Ukraine grows, aid agencies rush in supplies See in context

PTownsend

Curious what the Russian posters think of Arnold's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Schwarzenegger/status/1504426844199669762

I am not Russian, but I must say Arnold talking about information being "kept from Russians" while reciting the current Western media dialog that completely blanks out any background information about the situation (such as the Baker agreement, Nato expansion, the Maidan coup, Dombass situation, the Minsk agreement the Azov battalion and more) is quite ironic.

I am sure if you listen to Russian media only you get a one-sided narrative. But the same applies if one (like Arnold) takes the current Western narrative at face value.

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Posted in: As crisis in Ukraine grows, aid agencies rush in supplies See in context

Sh1mon M4sada

Remember, if Germany had its way, there would be no Bosnia today. Listen to Ukraine, listen to US generals. Humanitarian air bridge, now.

In other words, start WW3 on behalf of the Zelenski regime. Do you seriously want that? Does any "US general" as you claim? Afaic, the push to escalate to a world war comes only from politicians and ideologues.

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Posted in: Kishida to visit India to build Indo-Pacific partnership See in context

Kishida to visit India

Good news. But since India rejects the misguided American/European economic war against Russia, he will be under pressure to stop the efforts.

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Posted in: Canada offers three years of temporary residency to Ukrainians See in context

How is that different from Trudeaus existing open immigration program? Anyone who claims asylum gets into the country anyway. Looks just like a talking point.

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Posted in: Who is a war criminal, and who gets to decide? See in context

By objective standards, both Clintons and Obama are war criminals for their illegal bombings of Serbia and Libya respectively. The name-callers in the US admin should look in the mirror.

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Posted in: COVID quasi-emergency to completely end on Monday: Kishida See in context

Not a day too soon. Why did they have to keep up this nonsense for so long.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting girlfriend’s 8-year-old daughter See in context

Police said the girl’s mother consulted with them and after an investigation, Shinro was arrested on Wednesday. Police said Shinro has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he got irritated after the girl wet herself.

She wet herself'? At 8 years old? Not without a reason. Being alone a home with a violent creep would be one.

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Posted in: 'Russians, go home!' Pro-Ukraine protests sweep Europe See in context

rainyday

I don't recall the US actually invading Cuba in order to get rid of those missiles. Nor do I recall Ukraine actually joining NATO or doing anything which posed a risk to Russian security akin to the USSR putting nuclear weapons in Cuba.

The US edged very close to nuclear war then. And Zelenski not only voted to join Nato, but actually went to UN and pondered about getting nuclear arms. Your memory is bit selective.

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Posted in: 'Russians, go home!' Pro-Ukraine protests sweep Europe See in context

rainyday

And a small number of people like yourself buying into the much more simplistic narrative that Ukraine deserved to be invaded.

Nobody is talking about "deserved". The issue is superpower interest and real life politics, not morality. Grenada and Cuba did not "deserve" to be invaded and blockaded by the US either. Yet we tend to understand the big picture. Where is that understanding now?

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Posted in: 'Russians, go home!' Pro-Ukraine protests sweep Europe See in context

cleo

China is not a charitable organisation, it is not in the business of throwing lifelines.

If Putin accepts 'help' from China, he will find out later (if he survives, hopefully he won't) that what he thought was a lifeline is actually a garrotte around his neck.

That is very much true. The CCP does what is good for the CCP. That said, Putin will surely consider selling more gas to the CCP and decreasing supply to Europe. Lets see how the Europeans do with stratospheric prices for heating and food.

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Posted in: 'Russians, go home!' Pro-Ukraine protests sweep Europe See in context

quercetum

In Fall 2015, Professor Mearsheimer gave a talk on the topic Ukraine at University of Chicago in which he predicted the events of the past month.

He is not the only one. Pretty much all Russia experts have been saying that NATO expansion into Georgia or the Ukraine is an essential threat to the existance of the Russian state and could not be tolerated by any Russian government.

Simply blaming Putin for a predicted response is simplistic.

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Posted in: 'Russians, go home!' Pro-Ukraine protests sweep Europe See in context

stormcrow

Unless you’re all in favor of cold blooded murder, how can anybody be in n support of all of the needless death and suffering being inflicted upon Ukraine by Russia?

I have not seen anybody in favour of "needless death and suffering". The issue is who is to blame. As Chomsky points out, no russian leader could accept a NATO expansion into Ukraine, just as no American president could accept Soviet missiles in Cuba.

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Posted in: 'Russians, go home!' Pro-Ukraine protests sweep Europe See in context

So many people buying into the simplistic narrative that Putin attacked the Ukraine out of the blue without any reason.

Why do so few people do some background reading and find out that this problem has been developing for a time? This is hardly a secret.

Here is Noam Chomsky from 2015 explaining exactly what we see now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBFcQdwEFy8

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Posted in: As global case counts fall, WHO chief warns COVID isn't finished See in context

virus

That is a false dichotomy and not supported by the scientific consensus, protection to vulnerable population do not only depend on them being vaccinated, but also on the disease spreading being controlled in the general population as well, this requires measures that also include vaccination. 

...which assumes that the current mRNA shots prevent infection and transmission. Which has long been shown NOT to be the case. As someone who continually posts about this topic ought to know.

Amazing how these long-debunked talking points keep on hanging around.

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Posted in: Japan offers LNG to Europe over Ukraine fears See in context

So totally ridiculous. So all this warmongering against Russia is all about stopping Nordstream 2, which is a) completely rational and b) almost finished? Just so that the corrupt oligarchs in Kiev can keep their grubby hands on the gas supply to Europe? What kind of influence is guiding this policy?

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Posted in: Mother gets 8 years in prison for leaving 3-year-old daughter alone at home for week to die See in context

Elvis is here

That is so sad. One can only imagine the terror and confusion that poor girl must have experienced. Rest in peace sweet child.

Absolutely horrible. Torturing little children is the lowest level one can sink to.

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Posted in: Taliban in Geneva for diplomatic, humanitarian talks See in context

We want radical Sharia, but we also want support from the infidels. (Actually, in islamist doctrine that is quite logical..... the disbelievers should pay the Jiizah.) I hope they do not get their wish, seeing the incompetence of the intl community I am not holding my breath.

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

yakyak

Should be 20000 by Friday.

Probably more. A lot more, if there was more testing. We know the pattern from countries that are ahead in the curve. Omicon will infect everyone but put only very few in hospital. In countries ahead in the curve, infection and hospitalization graphs have completely decoupled. Another couple of weeks ahead with the media reporting ever more infection, and then a steep drop.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 19,798 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 95,453 See in context

justasking

Still going up. Never peaking ever. Unlike all other countries where it starts to go down after three weeks. Japan is entering 6th week.

Danish modellers (who have been way better than most of their counterparts) predict that Omicron will peak in Denmark in about 2 weeks. They advised the government to open up anyway, acknowledging that Omicron can neither be stopped nor poses a significant risk to the health care system.

I would think Japan is a little behind in the curve, maybe a week or two?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 19,798 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 95,453 See in context

mixed_cocktail

I ordered a PCR testing kit yesterday. Should arrive in a few days. Then a few more days until I get the result. By the time I know whether I was positive or not, I'll be either recovered or dead. Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

You will be either recovered or find out the test was negative in the first place. Omicron is extremely mild compared to previous variants.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 19,798 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 95,453 See in context

Northernlife

Great to see those vaccines work well please everybody stop drinking at 8 pm and the virus will disappear.

Yeah, the virus only wakes up at 8pm. And it dislikes alcohol. Interesting virus!

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