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Posted in: People in the disaster zone feel strongly that recovery efforts were used as a pretext to bring the Olympics to Tokyo. See in context

I am sure that just the opposite occurred, constructions was diverted from Tohoku to Tokyo. Another example of the Gold Metal disaster the Tokyo Olympics were with the biggest damage to Japan of course being the superspreader aspect of the Olympic flop.

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Posted in: Tips for smokers in 21st century Japan See in context

diesel exhaust contains even more serious carcinogens than vegetable smoke in greater concentration including Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is given off when cigarettes are burned. Diesel engines are not run in restaurants or other indoor locations.

Some of the chemicals found in tobacco smoke include:

Nicotine (the addictive drug that produces the effects in the brain that people are looking for)

Hydrogen cyanide.

Formaldehyde.

Lead.

Arsenic.

Ammonia.

Radioactive elements, such as polonium-210 (see below)

Benzene.

The weak "see what cars are doing" retort by smokers does nothing to reduce second hand smoke deaths caused by the sadly addicted to nicotine crowd. It is a red herring logical fallacy.

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Posted in: Tips for smokers in 21st century Japan See in context

Lung cancer is your reward for lifelong smoking Mr Lloyd, the number killer of males in Japan. That will be the last chapter of your whimsical story, and not a happy one.

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Posted in: Employees will be allowed to smoke during lunch and other breaks. But they will be asked to take some time before getting back to work after smoking as the risk of causing passive smoking is believed to linger for about 45 minutes after smoking. See in context

Yes smokers you do stink. Sometimes on the trains the stench is horrible. And those around you are taking in the thousands of toxics that are in your clothes after you smoke. They do not magically disappear.

Disgusting anti-social habit that needs to be severely taxed to capture all the external costs created by toxic smoke. Also raising the price is the only way the addicted losers who still smoke will eventually quit. Getting cancer is not enough as is clear now to all.

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Posted in: Lack of TV time spoils Tokyo Paralympics' big opportunity See in context

No interest whatsoever, and that was true for the proceeding superspreader event as well. Zero interest.

So many of the apologists for the Paralympics said this would help Japan accept the disabled, even though that was not the case the last time it was held in Japan. Well, we can say that it failed to move the needle on this social cause once again. People choose not to watch at all.

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Posted in: Japanese police struggling with growing number of 'CAN invaders' used to steal luxury cars See in context

Yes, my Lexus was hacked just the other day. Fortunately my backup vehicle, a Maserati which goes 185, was not touched. But I lost my license so now I don't drive.

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Posted in: ABBA announces comeback album, London show after decades apart See in context

Money, money, money

Must be funny

In the rich man's world

Money, money, money

Always sunny

In the rich man's world

A-ha, ah

All the things I could do

If I had a little money

It's a rich man's world

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Posted in: 90-year-old ex-elite bureaucrat gets 5-year jail term over fatal Tokyo car crash See in context

"I hope you will acknowledge your responsibility and negligence, and sincerely apologize to the bereaved family,"

The judge asked Iizuka to do the right think and I am sure he still refused as he continues to believe he is not at fault for killing the victims. Sad but not surprising. So many needless deaths caused by letting incapacitated seniors drive in this country. And since Japan continues to age this will only get worse. Nothing impactful will change as old people vote for the LDP.

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Posted in: 1st Tokyo Paralympic Games athlete hospitalized due to COVID See in context

These numbers are just the athletes. The true number of the superspreader Olympic events is in the tens of thousands. August 9th the government will suddenly declare the infection rates are serious.

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Posted in: Last U.S. troops exit Afghanistan, ending America's longest war See in context

20 year disaster. Eventually OBL was found and killed but in another country. Total and complete waste brought to you by the twin war criminals Bush Jr and Cheney. $2.3 trillion wasted on nothing. Biden did the right thing to finally end the catastrophe this invasion turned out to be. Iraq was even worse, creating ISIS.

But all the normal suspects at the time cheered on this invasion and also the Iraq invasion based on lies. Maybe they will learn something for once. Maybe not. Being totally wrong again changes nothing.

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Posted in: Difficult to end state of emergency as planned: health minister See in context

Captain Obvious strikes again.

What does the country expect after the mismanagement of the last year and half. How can Koike say stay home and let 100,000 blue into the country for a sporting event/super spreader event?

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Posted in: Japan probes two deaths after jabs from tainted Moderna batch See in context

Would love to know the logic behind this.

One word answer, Olympics.

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Posted in: 100,000 more COVID deaths seen unless U.S. changes its ways See in context

Getting COVID and dying from it are now is a voluntary decision.

This just shows that the politicalizing of the pandemic by Trump from day one resulted in the needless deaths of many, many Americans and that continues on to the present. People are dying from Covid now because they chose to get sick and die, because they believe that orange fraud who mislead them over the facts of the pandemic and what science has proven over and over again.

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Posted in: Slow COVID vaccination to cost global economy $2.3 tril: study See in context

Of course the pandemic causes economic loss and the sooner it is addressed the faster the economy returns to normal. That its the adult way to looks at a pandemic. But we have the childish views spouted by the weak for one plus years now that says trying to stop the pandemic harms the economy.. If not for the vaccines the world would be in a depression now. Non-vaccinated people are 27 time more likely to end up in the hospital than the vaccinated. Data, fact, the truth. Some cannot handle it.

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Posted in: Japan to expand state of emergency to 8 more prefectures See in context

In California, unvaccinated people are more than six times as likely to contract the coronavirus than those who have their shots, according to state data released on Monday.

And in Los Angeles County, the state’s most populous, an unvaccinated person is as much as 25 times more likely to be hospitalized with the disease.

“That, in a sense, is our proof that vaccines work,” said Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, an infectious-disease expert at the University of California, Los Angeles’s Fielding School of Public Health.

A recent survey by the University of Southern California found that people who were unvaccinated were more likely than the vaccinated to go to a bar or a friend’s house and less likely to wear a mask or avoid large gatherings

In other words, people who choose not to get vaccinated are also probably less worried about Covid-19 and take fewer safety precautions, contributing to their risk of falling ill, said Kevin Malotte, a professor emeritus of epidemiology at Cal State Long Beach.

“Lack of mask measures, lack of worry about it, lack of vaccination are all kind of the syndrome, and I think that’s what we’re seeing correlate with the high rates,”

in other words stupid is as stupid does. it is like smokers who know they will get lung cancer. but smoke anyway. But with COVID the anti-vaxxers spread their disease to others like a typhoid Mary. Facts, the enemy of the deluded anti-vaxxer crowd.

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Posted in: Tokyo Paralympics to open as Japan battles virus surge See in context

"Tokyo is hosting the Paralympic Games for the second time, so this time round we need to bring change to society," Tokyo 2020 chief Seiko Hashimoto said Monday. "If we can achieve that, we can consider the Paralympics a success."

Well, get ready for a double failure Hashimoto. The event will make not a single bit of difference to the

disabled. Nothing, just like the first event.. And second some of the athletes, like the 500 in the first Gold Metal Disaster, will get sick and some may die. Without question this second sports event will make the pandemic worse in Japan and more Japanese will die because of it. We estimate about half the deaths in Japan are due to the government mismanagement of the pandemic in favor of the Olympic sponsors.

Like others I will not watch any of the events, to do so is to contribute to the debacle the Olympics have become this year thanks to the LDP and that fool Koike in Tokyo.

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Posted in: Diner leaves $10,000 tip at Florida restaurant See in context

Florida is a wonderful place.

Florida is to the USA as Saitama is to Japan.

BTW I left the tip because the service was really excellent.

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Posted in: Listening only when experts say something convenient for her and ignoring them at other times raises questions about her perspectives as a leader. See in context

It is a fact that the Olympics was a super spreader event, scientist predicted exactly what would happen and it did occur. Delta was in the country before the Olympics, but lambda was not. That was brought in during the Olympics. Simply a Gold Metal Disaster for the country. And still the leadership is betting against the people and now young kids in favor of the virus.

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Posted in: Tens of thousands of children to be allowed to attend Paralympics See in context

In a related project the Koike government will send 140,000 children to a local gun museum to inspect loaded guns so they can learn about firearm safety.

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Posted in: Tens of thousands of children to be allowed to attend Paralympics See in context

I thought I was reading the Onion here, are they insane? The LDP and those involved in the Olympics are genuinely insane. The kids can watch on TV in their classrooms or at home, to have 140,000 of then gather in buses and auditoriums when infections are running out of control due to the previous superspreader Olympics? Insane.

Japan is unmanaged right now, the LDP is beyond incompetent. This has been true for decades but now it is obvious to even die hard LDP supporters. The LDP is trying to kill you and has been since Feb 2020 starting with the Diamond Princess disaster.

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Posted in: Opposition candidate wins Yokohama mayor election in blow to Suga See in context

Suga is toast now, he will be forced to step aside and some other idiot in the LDP will run for leader role.

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Posted in: Do you respect anti-vaxxers' stance? See in context

Those who are avoiding or delaying taking covid vaccines are, in my opinion, highly educated, rational, well-informed people who are well aware of the dangers and relative risks of the viral infection and the vaccination.

What risks from the vaccination are you talking about? The risks of getting sick from COVID are very clear. If you live in the USA it is 8-10%, Japan lower around 1% chance. Deaths after a COVID vaccination is 0.0019% and even then this does not mean the death was related to COVID. So I ask, how intelligent do you think anti-vaxxers are when faced with facts.

https://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0006521366

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Posted in: Coronavirus infections in Tokyo outstrip hospital capacity to treat patients See in context

Welcome Japan to third world status, the pandemic response was once folly is now a full on disaster. Read a mother died giving birth to her child as she was denied access to a hospital and had to deliver at home. But Japan got 27 gold metals so her death is justified, right?

The LDP has exceeded its own basic ability to always screw things up to a new level of corrupt incompetence where thousands are going to die over the next six months plus.

Wow, 25,000 infections in one day. And yet the Paralympics continue to run and the government wants students, who are not vaccinated, to attend. The pandemic response in Japan is now clearly a crime against the residents of the country by the LDP. A Gold Metal disaster as predicted by the scientists who know about pandemics, the sceintists the LDP government is still not listening to at all.

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Posted in: Briton handed jail term in Singapore for not wearing mask See in context

What a loser! We are all guests in our adopted countries and need to obey the local rules.

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Posted in: Coronavirus infections in Tokyo outstrip hospital capacity to treat patients See in context

The hysteria is far worse than the virus, considering it's like a dose of the flu with 99.7% of people fully recovering. Get on with life, we are not here for a long time.

When will these lies stop? Probably not until the deluded get sick themselves, but they again maybe even not then. Delusion is more powerful for some than the pandemic.

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Posted in: Japan's largest Paralympic team formed, gearing up for success See in context

Another super spreader event for the country.

Another Gold Metal disaster when infection rates are already at 5000 per day in Tokyo.

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Posted in: Swift Taliban takeover leaves U.S. image in tatters See in context

The Usa was defeated the day it invaded. Another massive mistake by Bush and Cheney that cost trillions and 20 wasted years.

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Posted in: Japan marks 76th anniversary of World War II defeat See in context

Suga said Japan never forgets the peace that the country enjoys today is built on the sacrifices of those who died in the war.

The Japanese lives lost were a total and complete waste. The war was unwinnable and many in Japan knew it but yet the Emperor prevailed along with his deluded military confidants. It was a tragedy ending in a nuclear hell. The peace that exists today is despite the insane war effort Japan initiated at Pearl Harbor and the millions who died for a lost cause.

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Posted in: 3 foreign media test positive for COVID after returning from Olympics See in context

The Gold Metal Disaster was a superspreader event. Tokyo will be over 5000 infections a day alone, the whole country was not close to that level prior to the superspreader Olympics. The whole affair was criminal as people are going to die so Japan could get metals in skateboarding and Dentsu could make money.

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