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Posted in: Dolphin show See in context

While that looks beautiful and amazing, what's even more beautiful and amazing is those dolphins swimming freely with their un-slaughtered families in the open ocean.

I'm from San Diego and I'm happy that SeaWorld San Diego has ended their "Killer Whale" show, but more needs to be done to also end the dolphin shows. Sea World officially states that they get none of their animals from Japanese drive/hunts, but they have in the past and other marine parks (especially in Japan) still do.

The cold hard fact is that these animals are better off in the wild where they belong. One recent study is purporting to show that the immune systems of captive dolphins are more robust than those in the wild, but that's only one small part of their overall health. If a person was kept in a cage their entire life but given the finest medical care and kept alive till a ripe old age, one could argue that they are healthier in captivity, but no one in their right mind would chose captivity just for immune health alone.

https://awionline.org/content/wild-vs-captivity

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Posted in: Case dropped against mother whose son died in bicycle accident See in context

I'll just add this...

SHAME on the Japanese police for referring this case for criminal prosecution in the first place.

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Posted in: Dench says she 'can't approve' of cutting Spacey from Hollywood film See in context

If he chooses to never work again, I understand and accept it if he admits to conducting himself inappropriately professionally or personally by abusing his position of power over others.

But unless he’s convicted of a crime I don’t agree with erasing him from any work he’s completed.

Worse men (convicted killers) are forever immortalized on film, in music, and in other forms of art.

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Posted in: Swimalong See in context

There are 3 pictures and none show the edges, and therefore the size of the tank.

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Posted in: Businesses see hot demand from sweltering heatwave See in context

No, gogogo, they’re not.

Yes, people are dying. That’s another story.

THIS story is about the fact that certain businesses are realizing higher demand due to the prolonged summer heat.

This story’s purpose is not to ignore or downplay the other fact that people are dying...

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Posted in: Man arrested for not reporting bodies of dead parents at home in Tochigi See in context

Of his numerous offenses, I think allowing or making his poor father live in the home with the corpse of his mother is one of the worst. Hopefully he wasn't aware of his condition or fate.

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Posted in: China orders 2 men detained for posing in Japanese army uniforms See in context

Pics can be seen by following this link, btw...

https://www.shine.com/en_us

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Posted in: Showing his form See in context

I grew quite tired of hearing the term “great Japanese hope” in reference to this guy...

I’m half 「ハーフ」and on one hand I understand if they want a native Japanese as Yokozuna, but I’m sick of the open Japanese disdain for the foreigners who quite honestly make the sport of sumo interesting and appealing enough for a global stage.

Ganbatte Japan! Open your collective minds!

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Posted in: 6 dead, 8 wounded in shooting at Quebec City mosque See in context

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned Monday as a “terrorist attack.” Wow this guy has to be careful of what he is asking for."

So for some reason you are equating "terrorist" with people of the Muslim faith. You have the right to thank for that.... but take a step back and look up the term. There is nothing inherent in the word to link it to Muslims exclusively. No matter the faith or ideals of the attackers, ANY act meant to terrorize ANY target or targets can be defined as a "terroist" one.

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Posted in: Filmmaker tries to rebut dolphin hunt documentary 'Cove' See in context

@ suzuran8061945wasurenagusa,

Dolphins are whales, albeit small ones, but they are still definitely whales.

So if you've seen generically labeled "whale meat", it can also be dolphin/porpoise meat.

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Posted in: New Toyota ad showcases safety tech; reminds us the world is horrifying and dangerous See in context

Misleading article title...

Nothing shown in the CM will likely be considered "horrifying" by the average viewer/consumer. Dangerous? Sure.

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Posted in: Filmmaker tries to rebut dolphin hunt documentary 'Cove' See in context

The title of the article does say the "Filmmaker tries to rebut..." It doesn't say she succeeds or even does a half decent job.

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Posted in: Japanese journalist pulls a 'Weiner' in Thailand See in context

Kudos to the clever journalist that named this article :)

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Posted in: Former AKB48 singer Atsuko Maeda involved in traffic accident See in context

Sometimes it's good to see boring "non-news" because it usually means there's nothing more horrible to report about.

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Posted in: Ford, Abrams shed light on 'The Force Awakens' at Comic-Con See in context

I still say they should have aged the look of Chewie to match Solo's aging. Even if Wookies don't age as "fast" as humans, he shouldn't look the same age after "30 years" had passed.

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Posted in: Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China See in context

LAcajun, Great Britain is not part of Europe....never have been, so they don't speak on behalf of anyone in places like Germany, Italy, Spain, or any other "European" country.

Great Britain encompasses England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.

And yes, the British royals do in many ways still represent British citizens.

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Posted in: Montblanc to sell $4,400 pen made of 'miracle pine' See in context

No one killed it, it was dying. No sense in letting it wither to a sad unusable condition in front of the eyes of all affected citizens.

I say this is a fine idea. The tree served as inspiration as long as it could, and now it'll continue to give something to the people in the form of additional donations.

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Posted in: Kanye West retreats on Grammys diss of Grammy winner Beck See in context

I do wish everyone would just get over Kanye already....there are so many other worthy artists to discuss in this day and age, most are quietly creating art rather than worrying about who gets what award from which committee.

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Posted in: Korean Air CEO apologizes for daughter's nuts tantrum See in context

Wakarimasen,

A "looker"???

Have you googled the correct person???

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Posted in: Sapporo man recycles old Imperial Army bomb for use as door stopper See in context

Damn Papigiulio! That's rare! From when Fresh Prince tried to go hard in response to his critics....

Back to topic though, I'd like to see an image of the device.

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Posted in: Sapporo man recycles old Imperial Army bomb for use as door stopper See in context

@nandakandamanda,

NOUN bomb (plural bombs)

An explosive device used or intended as a weapon.

(source: wiktionary)

In other words the term "bomb" has a very general meaning and can be used to describe numerous devices.

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Posted in: S Koreans back soccer player over banner See in context

Simple....just ban South Korea from the next Olympics for violating the rules. Poor sportsmanship has ZERO place at the Olympic games.

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Posted in: Truck driver, common-law wife arrested for abusing woman's 2-year-old daughter See in context

I would gladly stomp this man and crush every bone in his body. I will say it's because he didn't like me...I'll be sure he doesn't like me.

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