Jimizo comments

Posted in: Hulu sets Mike Tyson miniseries, but the boxer punches back See in context

@Jimizo, he did mention Ali...the first one he named.

Oops! Thanks for pointing it out.

@Samurai

Apologies! Eyes aren’t what they were.

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Posted in: Hulu sets Mike Tyson miniseries, but the boxer punches back See in context

Probably the most iconic since ali or sugar ray robinson or jack dempsey. I think you know more about cheap cakes than boxing.

Muhammad Ali doesn’t get a mention?

You claim other people don’t know about boxing yet regard Tyson as more iconic than Ali?

I’ve watched Ali’s fights at his peak. He was phenomenal in footwork, hand speed, reflexes, ability to absorb punishment etc.

A phenomenon.

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Posted in: Hulu sets Mike Tyson miniseries, but the boxer punches back See in context

Mr Kipling Tyson at his peak would have beaten anyone. 

Not so sure. He ripped through a very poor crop of heavyweights at his peak. He was a destructive puncher, but as mentioned, classier and cleverer fighters kept him at arms length.

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Posted in: New Zealand's largest city Auckland starts 7-day lockdown See in context

She needs to go!

She led her party to a thumping victory in the election just a few months ago.

Given her young age and good health ( as far as I know ), I can’t imagine any reason why she’d feel the need to step down now.

Is there a major scandal, health problem or plummet in approval ratings I have missed?

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Posted in: Vaccination passport for traveling: What's your stance? See in context

At least it will save you from having to sit next to an anti-vacer and listen to their nonsense. :)

Nice one. Very good point. We can sit on our chemtrail-releasing planes in peace ;)

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Posted in: New Zealand's largest city Auckland starts 7-day lockdown See in context

I feel sorry for all the New Zealand people who are locked in their homes again.

Seems the people of NZ approve of Ardern’s handling of Covid. She beat the living daylights out of the opposition at the last election.

How is public opinion in your ‘home country’ regarding their handling of Covid?

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Posted in: LA police probe fire, vandalism at Japanese Buddhist temple See in context

If this is hate crime because of the coronavirus, it's also evidence of the sad state of American education. They can't even tell the difference between China and Japan.

They aren’t alone in this.

In my home country ( the UK ), Indian Hindus were called Jihadis and told to go back to the Middle East. Japanese people are hardly known for their discerning knowledge of the world outside Japan. My old manager once asked our English to Japanese translator to do some translation into German, believing it to be ‘the same thing’ as English. I once met an Irishman in a bar in Istanbul Airport who asked me how good my Chinese was after I told him I lived in Japan.

I could go on here.

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Posted in: Vaccination passport for traveling: What's your stance? See in context

Private companies should be left to make their own decisions here.

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Posted in: Republicans test history in vote against pandemic relief See in context

The spending by both sides is way past past ludicrous to pure insanity.

You are one of the very few on the right who consistently talked about fiscal conservatism while the Trump cultists put it to bed for 4 years.

Thumbs up.

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Posted in: Republicans test history in vote against pandemic relief See in context

How do you explain Trump increase the National Debt by $9 trillion 

How do you explain Biden’s National GROWING Debt by the federal budget deficit in the current fiscal year is expected to hit $2.3 trillion, or 10.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). This will cause the government’s debt to exceed the size of the economy in 2021, and that’s not even taking into account President Joe Biden’s proposed $1.3 trillion COVID-19 stimulus plan, the Congressional Budget Office according to the (CBO) 

...and remember, Biden has only been in office for 2 months, we didn’t hit 4 years yet! That number will shoot up in no time.

Comical dodge. No comment on Trump’s out of control spending at all ( he promised to get the debt down ). You run to forecasts on how bad the debt will be under Biden.

Bass, this is rank partisanship. You can’t be expected to be taken seriously on a point of principle.

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Posted in: Republicans test history in vote against pandemic relief See in context

as I keep saying, there’s no way we can’t just go on again and again filling in bank checks as if we have an inexhaustible supply of money

You didn’t keep saying that while Trump piled on the debt. You kept saying that debt would cripple the country while Obama was in power.

If you believe in fiscal conservatism, believe in it, but don’t switch it on and off based on egregious partisanship.

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Posted in: Prince Harry: British press were 'destroying my mental health' See in context

Take a look at this poll. Not as unpopular as some would believe (except that Harry’s standing has plummeted within recent weeks, certainly within the UK).

https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/trackers/is-the-monarchy-good-or-bad-for-britain

Cheers.

Do you have anything showing they are more popular than ever?

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Posted in: Prince Harry: British press were 'destroying my mental health' See in context

Really?

Yes, really.

Anything to back up the assertion that the royals are more popular than ever?

Genuine question.

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Posted in: Trump allies show fealty to former president with golden statue See in context

I see Flyin’ Ted was kissing Trump’s backside despite Trump posting unflattering pictures of his wife and accusing his dad of being part of the JFK assassination

People can put their differences aside. Joe and Kamala did. Warren, Schultz and Bernie did. So....

There is a difference between attacking policies and record as a politician and posting insulting and demeaning trash about somebody’s spouse and idiotic, toxic conspiracy theories about someone’s father.

You do see this, don’t you? Do you pretend they are the same thing?

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Posted in: Prince Harry: British press were 'destroying my mental health' See in context

The British Royals are more popular and respected now than ever before

Really?

My take is the last royal who commands real respect is the current monarch who is at an advanced age. William is bland enough not to be disliked.

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Posted in: Trump allies show fealty to former president with golden statue See in context

Very tacky and ridiculous statue.

Fitting.

I see Flyin’ Ted was kissing Trump’s backside despite Trump posting unflattering pictures of his wife and accusing his dad of being part of the JFK assassination.

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Posted in: During the pandemic, have you taken part in any online drinking sessions or social gatherings with either friends or work colleagues? If you have, was it fun? See in context

One coworker set up an online poker game which I joined. That was quite fun although I only broke even. I think I was drinking tea.

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Posted in: A mister no more: Mr Potato Head goes gender neutral See in context

It has nothing to do with gender equality. It is a PR stun. Its aim is to get attention both positive and negative. It is all over the news now. If you respond to it then you are doing exactly what they want.

Very possibly. Cracking PR stunt if that’s the case. I’m impressed.

Hats off, or any other attachment, to them.

Just ignore it

To be fair, you didn’t.

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Posted in: A mister no more: Mr Potato Head goes gender neutral See in context

Lots of confused middle aged men

Don’t pigeon-hole or stereotype people. Ageism isn’t pleasant either.

Far too much of this going on here.

You wouldn’t accept it about any other group. Please extend the same courtesy and lack of prejudice to everyone.

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Posted in: Panel urges quick adoption of carbon pricing to hit emissions goal See in context

You can't fight climate change, which is caused by capitalism, with more capitalism.

The alternatives haven’t been much better. The centrally planned economies of the USSR and the Eastern bloc were notorious polluters. The West Germans were horrified at the filthy state East Germany was in after reunification.

The system is part of the problem and the government needs to intervene.

However, the bottom line is we have too many people.

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Posted in: Speeding along See in context

But those shaped with lean nose such as alligator aren't faster.

Take your blueprints for cube-shaped, high-speed trains to JR. You could also approach Boeing with an idea for constructing commercial aircraft with flat or even concave noses to save on material costs.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 chief says gender equality efforts as important as virus containment See in context

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics will give promoting gender equality as high a priority as efforts to ensure a coronavirus-free Games

What does that actually mean in practice?

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Posted in: What is your experience with executive recruiters or headhunters, if you prefer that word? See in context

If you go in with your eyes open, no problem.

I know one man who works as a headhunter. Good pay if you’re good at it.

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Posted in: French film giant Gerard Depardieu charged with rape See in context

What is toxic femininity, in your mind?

I know this is directed at Stranger, but to me it’s women who assume, without complete evidence, that every man who is accused by a woman is guilty.

Pretty good definition. I’d add it is also a tendency to stereotype men while finding the stereotyping of women totally unacceptable.

I have this bizarre notion that we shouldn’t stereotype men, women, different races etc. Bigotry stinks.

Just the way I was brought up and 40-odd years of life experience, I suppose.

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Posted in: UK to push at G-7 for global standard on 'vaccine passports' See in context

 Although, I honestly doubt it, westerners have unfortunately lost their spine

So where are the places full of people with spines?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 213 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 917 See in context

I think we are all tired of these baseless conspiracy theories about the numbers.

I’m with you on the idea of deaths being covered up. People claiming this need to show us the evidence. If they do, let’s take a look at it.

However, I think they should test more to give us a better idea of what’s going on in Japan. Cases resulting in serious illness and death vary country to country and the reason or combinations of reasons for this are not completely clear as far as I can gather. Those who prefer narrative over evidence tell us the clear reasons why, but that is as useless as narrative over evidence telling us about a mass cover-up.

Test more. It will make the picture clearer. I’m very suspicious of those who don’t want the picture made clearer.

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Posted in: What are some past TV shows that could no longer be aired because they would be considered politically incorrect? See in context

Clips of Top of The Pops, especially from the 70s.

The Monks with ‘Nice legs, shame about the face’ wouldn’t go down too well these days.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 213 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 917 See in context

Stick: Your math is flawed but close.

37.393 million residents

*The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.393 million residents as of 2020.*

Arguably the most unhelpful post regarding understanding the Covid numbers in the Kanto area I’ve ever come across. Almost beautiful in its purity.

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Posted in: UK to push at G-7 for global standard on 'vaccine passports' See in context

there are deep and complex issues that we need to explore”

Yeah, like fundamental human rights.

Sounds to me like you have a choice. The choice you make could have consequences.

Make your choice.

Those always seem to get in the way of plans for a totalitarian global superstate.

Delirium in the morning isn’t a good start to the day.

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Posted in: What are some past TV shows that could no longer be aired because they would be considered politically incorrect? See in context

I remember the Young Ones when Vyvyan’s hamster ate a pot of beans, blew up to a massive size, and then flew across the room propelled by a fart.

Would that be regarded as fat shaming these days?

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