CaptDingleheimer comments

Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend considers working at U.S. law firm See in context

The princess and whatsisname should just go elope somewhere.

Who says she "can't" marry him because his mom owes some dude some loot?

Horsecrap.

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Posted in: Suga says no link between Olympics and virus surge See in context

Here's the deal:

Covid-19 will NEVER become a major crisis in Japan.

Why? Because there aren't a bunch of fat people waddling all over Japan.

Covid-19 coincided with the recent phenomenon of calling morbidly obese people "brave", fully embraced by the 'woke' journalism community.

Everyone I know who has any connection to the front lines in the major hospitals all said the same thing: The Covid ward was basically a bunch of huge fat people. Not just a bit overweight, but really fat.

But were we able to acknowledge that? Oh, no, that would be "fat shaming".

Of all the stuff we heard over the past year about masks and hand washing and the rest of it, how much did we hear about losing weight and getting healthy as a defense mechanism? Zilch. Off limits.

Japan never got the menu about 'fat shaming'. When someone is a big fat slob in Japan, Japanese people point it right out to them regularly. Not many people let it get to that, and for that reason, Covid won't make much of a dent.

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

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the purpose of the army to defend Australians? The world has certainly gone mad, using the army to attack your own citizens, that's beyond anyone's comprehension.

Guaranteed 95% thumbs down for this comment with this crowd, but this is what happens within a few decades of the citizens of a country voluntarily handing over all their firearms to the government.

In the US, we got clobbered by Covid because we DON'T listen to the government (and also because so many of us are fat slobs, but the news media isn't allowed to 'fat shame' so they largely ignored the correlation between being a fat slob and getting clobbered by Covid).

But I know this: The US government WOULDN'T DARE try a stunt like this. Our government may still jerk us around plenty, but on these levels, our government is ultimately afraid of us (citizens), and that's exactly they way it should be.

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Posted in: Japan starts accepting applications for 'vaccine passports' See in context

"Reciprocity" is the word that might not have been considered with the weight it deserves.

These passports are great in theory if they give vaccinated Japanese folks the ability to travel overseas.

But if the Japanese government doesn't honor the vaccine passports from overseas, the vaccine passports from Japan won't be honored overseas. This is a two-way street. When Bulgaria and Poland or whoever said they'd honor the Japanese passports, they likely implied that their own would need to be simultaneously honored in Japan.

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Posted in: Ono claims 4th judo gold for Japan See in context

May the best man win, I suppose, and in this case he did; but I'm not gonna lie, I'm glad Japan won.

I know it's been a pain point for them that their own sport has seen dominance from overseas in recent decades.

Japan just needs that morale boost, as things haven't been going her way for some time in general.

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Posted in: Suga, wife have dinner with Jill Biden See in context

I wonder how long after the photographers left they ended their charade with the masks?

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Posted in: Who do you think will light the Olympic cauldron at Friday night's Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony? See in context

If Japan wants to get with the times, they'll have a transgender Ainu light it, who will then give everyone a lecture about climate change.

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Posted in: From flying boats to secret Soviet weapons to alien visitors – a brief cultural history of UFOs See in context

The recent US Navy videos that kicked off the latest enthusiasm are on another level from previous 'evidence', for a number of reasons, notably the source and the admission of ownership.

Still, there is a lot of pushback from the scientific community. Most scientists putting up objections seem concerned with reading too much onto videos without the datasets they'd need to investigate further.

But there is also a self-preservation aspect, it seems. I know two rather high level theoretical physicists on both sides of the Atlantic who are VERY dismissive of the videos, and ridiculing of people who don't share their dismissive views. They claim to be 100% certain this has absolutely NOTHING to do with anything elsewhere.

The holy baseline of modern physics is Einstein's rules on space/time that hold as an absolute certainty that nothing can travel faster than light. If something came along that proved Einstein wrong, it would also nullify much of the work these physicists have done in their own careers, and in much of the work they're doing now.

It isn't hard to see why this is being written off as "a bug on the windshield" by most physicists. For the sake of their careers, they'd better darn well hope it's just a bug on the windshield.

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Posted in: Chinese athletes complain about lax virus measures at Tokyo Olympics hotel See in context

To be fair, I'd be pretty worried if I'd only had the Sinovac shot, too.

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Posted in: Sean Penn says Trump 'machine-gunned the vulnerable' during COVID See in context

Sean Penn is so brave for saying that.

Such courage.

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Posted in: Australians trapped in vaccine 'Hunger Games,' says top official See in context

I have absolutely zero desire to ever visit Australia so it doesn't really bother me, but it sure is puzzling to watch from afar.

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Posted in: Serbian Olympic athlete tests positive for COVID-19 See in context

Watch as a few athletes who are favored to challenge Japanese athletes who might otherwise win a Gold medal suddenly start testing positive for Covid at Narita on the way in...

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Posted in: U.S. hands Bagram Airfield to Afghans after nearly 20 years See in context

Well, so much for girls learning to read anymore in that country... and so much for their uncles having to wait until their neices are at least 11 to marry them.

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Posted in: Mt Fuji opens to climbers for summer after being closed last year due to virus See in context

I've climbed a lot of big mountains in Japan, but never Fuji.

The photo sums it up; I climb mountains to GET AWAY from scenes like that.

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Posted in: Americans apologize to Tokyo court for role in Ghosn escape See in context

They should have praised the cherry blossoms, the sound of the cicadas (that one must be Japanese in order to truly hear), and the superior Japanese prison food. That would have gotten a few months shaved off their sentences, the Japanese eat that stuff right up.

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Posted in: JOC to watch for hateful online posts during Tokyo Olympics See in context

I guess I know where I'll be headed with my burner Twitter account, Google Translate, and a whole lotta piss and vinegar...

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Posted in: Tokyo falls to world's 4th most expensive city for expats: survey See in context

I wonder if I should continue to read this news inside (in one of the various, spacious rooms in my house), or if I should go take my computer out into my 1-acre back lawn and gardens and read it there at a picnic table?

I like to be comfortable as I read all about how much more expensive it is to live in some crappy little 1-room apartment in Tokyo somewhere.

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Posted in: Naked man detained after damaging car, attacking driver See in context

If someone is jumping up and down on the hood of a car and needs to be restrained by the police, it's about 300% funnier if they're naked.

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Posted in: Can we be friends? Dating apps say sex isn't everything in a post-pandemic world See in context

@Burning Bush

Why do you need an app?

Just talk to your neighbor.

This.

If you go out and talk to your neighbor, and moreover, if you go out and just talk to random people out and about, you'll see that this online phenomenon of perpetual conflict is pretty much limited to things that use electricity. People are still pretty darn cool out there, even more so now as we come out of lockdown. Everyone is hungry for human contact.

If you're looking for "just friends" and you can't make them organically out in public in this environment, you need to reexamine yourself.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief anxious with one month to go until Games open See in context

I'm pretty sure the average American still assumes the Olympics were cancelled.

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

Pretty sure that's a $500 ticket where I'm from (New England).

People still do it occasionally, but it's not common.

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Posted in: 86% fear COVID rebound if Tokyo Olympics held: poll See in context

Rebound or no rebound, PM Suga just committed political suicide in order to save face. I wonder what the IOC boys promised him in residuals over the upcoming decade.

He has to know that his decision to hold the Games means a snap election that will have him home in Akita by the rice harvest.

With those IOC residuals, don't be surprised to see a new fleet of tractors at the Suga Strawberry Farm up in Yuzawa.

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Posted in: Alcohol allowed but no condom distribution in Tokyo Olympic village See in context

It's Japan, nobody cares about condoms anyway.

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Posted in: 100 kgs of cherries stolen from trees in Yamagata See in context

The farmer should fill some shotgun shells with rock salt and give the next thief a permanent tattoo on his face.

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Posted in: Small COVID-19 outbreaks keep plaguing Australia See in context

I'm glad I have zero desire to ever visit Australia, because it doesn't seem like they'll be open to tourists for a few decades with all this lockdown fetish stuff...

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Posted in: Why are Olympics going on despite public opposition, medical warnings? See in context

Three reasons:

money

face-saving

money

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Posted in: Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency See in context

Shouldn't be too hard. From my experiences in Japanese homes, the TV is generally always on and someone is drooling in front of the nonsense it emits.

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Posted in: Japan starts vaccinating people aged 18 or older at large-scale centers See in context

This is an old timey medicine show.

These high-profile centers won't exist at scale outside of a few token, high-profile sites in Tokyo and Osaka for quite some time.

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Posted in: No time to waste, warns Japanese climate activist See in context

I'll let my car idle out in the driveway for 20 minutes after I get home tomorrow in her honor.

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Posted in: Japan eyes vaccinating people under 65 at state-run mass centers from Thursday See in context

So I'm assuming I won't be allowed to bring my sone to visit his grandparents in Tohoku until 2022 then.

Europe is letting in vaccinated Americans to go where they damn well please. Japan, not so much.

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