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Posted in: Kim's sister warns S Korea-U.S. drills will rekindle tensions See in context

The Avenger

Trump walked into enemy territory N. Korea and praised dictator Kim Jong un.

Trump saluted the top N. Korean General.

It is called pacing and intelligent diplomacy. Trump got NK to stop the dangerous nuclear tests and switch the rethoric from fire and brimstone to peace. Something that none of the neocon/neolib establishment government leaders achieved, and certainly not the current swamp regime.

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Posted in: Japan health panel backs AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for ages 40, over See in context

Raw Beer

Please remember that the vaccination is not a Shield that prevents you from catching COVID-19 and/or transmitting it to Others.

So what are they for?

$$$

LOL, yeah, isnt it amazing how the goal posts are shifting. From "2 weeks to flatten the curve" to 2 years of never-ending lockdowns, from "remember, if you get the vaccine, you are safe" (touted as recently as a week ago by Jo Biden) to "the vaccine only makes the symptoms less severe.... it is bizarre

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Posted in: Japan health panel backs AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for ages 40, over See in context

FizzBit

OK, so we have these experimental vaccines. Are there any newer ones being developed/researched/tested that might prove more effective and yet not so experimental?

Check out Novovax, which is actually a real, as traditionally defined, vaccine, as opposed to these experimental mRNA platforms, which the media mislabels as "vaccines". It is supposed to be approved in September, no idea about availability.

A lot of the concerns about Pfizer et all do not exist with Novovax, since it does not turn your own cells into spike protein factories.

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Posted in: Chinese cities test millions as virus cases surge See in context

n1k1

Seems to me Pfizer is going to make a lot (like a a lot) of money China.

China uses Sinovax, not any of the Western mRNA vaccines.

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Posted in: Court upholds jail sentences for 2 Americans over Ghosn escape See in context

Cangaroo court system... disappointing.

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Posted in: Vaccinated Americans are getting angry at holdouts See in context

Nationwide, 60.2 percent of U.S. adults are fully vaccinated, far below the 85 to 90 percent epidemiologists now believe is necessary to contain the virus, despite the fact that the shots have been readily available for months.

The article does not name the epidemiologist who claim that, and I doubt there are many who do, unless connected to the pharma industry. Firstly, the percentage for herd immunity depends on the R factor, so there is no one magic number, and secondly vaccination is not the only factor. What about naturally aqcuired immunity, which is better than any vaccine anyway? This single-minded obsession with vaccinating entire populations is concerning.

By the way, just fwiw: Gibraltar is one of the few places that is 100% vaccinated and has seen infection rates go up, not down.

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Posted in: Vaccinated Americans are getting angry at holdouts See in context

Vaccinated Americans are getting angry at holdouts

Yep, the media are creating this conflict. However, if the vaccination makes them safe, what is the reason for the anger? This is nonsensical.

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Posted in: Countries in southeast Europe brace for heat wave See in context

Commodore Perry

hence their limited perspectives.

Watch--they will come out soon with a retort.

Lol, yeah, I know. Probably something involving "faux news" or the eternal bogeyman "Trump". Unpredictable? Not so much...

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Posted in: Countries in southeast Europe brace for heat wave See in context

venze

But it is not in the media.. Why?

Because the media is very selective in what they cover. There are lots of things going on in the world, but only a few places get attention from the legacy corporate "mainstream" media.

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Posted in: Sydney police call for military to enforce lockdown See in context

Using the military to control the population? One would think the news is from CCP China, and not Australia. Increasingly it becomes difficult to see the difference.

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Posted in: Murdered Nara nursing care worker withdrew ¥30 million before going missing See in context

Murdered Nara nursing care worker withdrew ¥30 million before going missing

Well, that should put the suicide theory to rest. Something more sketchy has been going on here.

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Posted in: Earth's 'vital signs' worsening as humanity's impact deepens See in context

These consisted of "a significant carbon price", a global phase-out and ban of fossil fuels, and the development of strategic climate reserves such as restoring and maintaining carbon sinks and biodiversity hotspots.

That is all fine and good, but meaningless if only a few virtue-signalling Western countries do it. As usual, the article is long on describing problems and short on solutions.

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Posted in: Man charged with sending threatening emails to Fauci See in context

ulysses

But the problem is that there are other uneducated idiots who take the word of these idiots and commit violent acts!!!

I do not condone violent acts. But if you put sending hate mail (which I do not condone) in that category, then how do you label Faucis funding the enhanced function research in Wuhan and then lying about it?

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Posted in: Man given religiously forbidden food at Nagoya immigration center See in context

zichi

All civilised countries care for those detained and imprisoned including providing healthcare and hospital care. Dentists and other needs. They also provide for personal hygiene like showers and exercise.

"Health care" should not include catering to beliefs, which are entirely in the recipients mind. At least in a sane society.

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Posted in: Man given religiously forbidden food at Nagoya immigration center See in context

An immigration facility in Nagoya said Monday it mistakenly gave a foreign male detainee a meal containing ingredients forbidden by his religion.

How bashful. Is it too hard to say that muslim inmate complained about pork curry? I hope the Japanese authorities do not fall for this typical superiority play. Private businesses can turn halal if they want, but tax-payer funded authorities should not spend money on custom-made cuisine.

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Posted in: Hong Kong police arrest former Apple Daily senior editor See in context

elephant200

This man instigated violences in 2019! He was not reporting news but fabrication of "Hate News"!

Thanks for giving us the CCP perspective, as usual. Notice that nobody is banning or dragging you to court for your opinion.

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Posted in: Hong Kong court convicts man in first national security trial See in context

Tong Ying-kit, 24, was charged with secession and terrorism after he drove a motorbike into three police officers while flying a protest flag during a rally on July 1 last year, the day after the national security law was enacted.

There is a clip of the incident on Censortube. It is not clear if he rammed the police on purpose or by accident. He is certainly guilty of some sort of dangerous driving, but that is not what the CCP cangaroo court is throwing him in jail for. They are interested in his anti-CCP stance, which is not tolerated in CCP China.

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Posted in: China calls U.S. policy 'misguided' in high-level talks See in context

China, meanwhile, “expressed its strong dissatisfaction" with the U.S. stance on COVID-19 origin tracing, Taiwan, Xinjiang, Hong Kong and the South China Sea, Zhao told reporters at a daily briefing.

Translation: The Biden admin has not caved enough yet.

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Posted in: Typhoon hits China's east coast See in context

So while Zhenzou is flooded with horrific drowning numbers and a typhoon is on its way, emperor Xiping is in Tibet, posting staged photos of Tibetans adoring him. The arrogance is astounding.

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Posted in: Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles See in context

Emili Omuro was thrilled by Naomi Osaka's star turn at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, but the biracial teenager says Japan must do more to accept people of mixed heritage.

Well, maybe, but does Osaka really have "mixed heritage"? She speaks only a few words Japanese, has never lived here, and seems only to come out with American woke phrases. Afaics, she only uses her double nationality as a ticket to compete under an easier flag.

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Posted in: Tokyo's real life Paw Patrol keeps crime on short leash See in context

Gaijinjland

I'd feel safer walking alongside a German Shepherd or Belgian malinois, the dogs the Navy seals used on the Bin Laden raid

Err, no you would not. Those are strong and energetic working dogs, and you would only be safe if the owner knows how to handle them. You should be glad that those are not the usual pet choices around here. In particular the Malinois, which is sort of a turbocharged Shephard.

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Posted in: Typhoon heads for eastern Japan; Olympic rowing events rescheduled See in context

Tokyo-gaijin

So it would seem that Japan is maybe not the best country to host the Olympics. 

Hate to remind you, but they have hosted the Olympics before. Twice.

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Posted in: Olympic-related COVID cases now 127 See in context

Seventeen more people linked to the Tokyo Olympics have tested positive for COVID-19

So do they have any problems from the virus? If not, why is this news. Also, how many cycles did they run the PCR test for? As every virologist can explain, if you run enough cycles, pretty much everybody will test "positive" for pretty much everything.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,763 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,020 See in context

Cases, cases, cases.... so is the death rate up? Do hospitals have capacity problems? That would be relevant information. Instead, the corporate media keeps regaling us with "cases".

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for requesting young girl send naked selfies See in context

Alas, this seems pretty typical. Social media sites seem to be made for perverts like this. Jonathan Haidt has some interesting lectures about how this is especially dangerous for young girls. In this case, good on the girl for ratting out the pervert.

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Posted in: Hanoi goes into lockdown as virus cases soar See in context

Fighto!

Meanwhile, in Communist China next door, the virus has been officially defeated, and the country runs normal with no lockdowns.

And if you believe that, I have a nice tower in Tokyo you might like to buy.

So what do YOU believe? Has the virus been defeated in China, or not? If not, China demonstrates that it is possible to have a normally functioning country with the virus still out and about.

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Posted in: Sydney virus outbreak a 'national emergency' as cases spike See in context

anon99999

100 cases a day is a national emergency for Australians barely allowed to go outside, but almost 2000 a day in Tokyo is nothing and it is all go gold for the Olympics

...and Tokyo is correct, as "cases" means nothing. A meaningful figure would be hospital capacity, but we never hear about that.

This virus is used as a political tool, as you can with CCP China where it is officialy defeated, which is of course a nonsensical claim. But instead locking people in and destroying the economy, the Chinese media ignore the virus, and life proceeds as normal.

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Posted in: Fury cross the Mersey: Liverpool loses world heritage status See in context

This whole "world heritage" labelling thing is ridiculous. At the pace we are going, why dont we label the entire planet a world heritage site.

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Posted in: U.S. imposes new Cuba sanctions over human rights abuses See in context

U.S. imposes new Cuba sanctions over human rights abuses

Meanwhile, the Biden admin is adamant that refugees from Cuba can not be accepted. Finally they found a migrant group that they do not like.... of course, the voting record of that group has nothing to do with this sudden anti-migration position...

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Posted in: Vaccinations rise in some U.S. states with soaring infections See in context

Vaccinations rise in some U.S. states with soaring infections

There is no contradiction, as the injected can also be infected. In fact, 40% of new reported cases in the UK are "breakthrough" cases, i.e. cases of vaccinated people.

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