Watson has always been disliked by many here in B.C. for his rashness and arrogance, BUT, even though his tactics seem brutish, underneath the bully exterior is someone who has been aware of, and willing to go out on a plank to bring to light some very serious issues having to do primarily with the gutting, exploiting, and polluting of the world's oceans by those who would know no limits if they disn't face a little hot-headed opposition now and then. A lot of supposed "Eco-terrorists" are similarly brash, single-minded and annoying, but the term itself is a bit of an oxymoron. And sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.
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it was absolutely a museum piece for the ages. I mean, this was the THE media captured disaster in modern times, and that ship had a story whose meaning could have resounded for many years. Sorry, a blunder, all the way...
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I lived in Chiba and worked in Tokyo for five years, and left in 2009 to return to Vancouver. I love both places, but they both have equal parts good and bad. If anyone thinks Vancouver is cheap, they are out of their minds. Recently rated as the most expensive place in NA. And unlike Tokyo, it is a den of thieves trying to cash in on real estate and anything new and ephemerally dumb...oops that last bit sounds like Tokyo. As far as world class music: unless you are jPop in Tokyo, forgot about any real support. Japanese music industry does not want hear about it. Japanese musicians, on the other hand, are very knowledgeable about the world's best music. Audiences are great too, just not until after the show where they are allowed to express some emotion. Bizarrely constrained during any performances I saw, except at some bananas punk shows. But, they get it, and respect is better than over the top idiocy when it has nothing to do with the music!
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Nikon users have been able to use their lenses on virtually every Nikon SLR/DSLR ever made. That will not change any time soon, and is the main reason they are used so widely by professionals. The mirror gone will not account for the brief latency that comes from every digital shot. Nice, but I have thousands of shots where the mirror was not even a factor...
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It is only the beginning of a nightmare that will have persistent, horrible effects for...uh, wait, PLUTONIUM IS FOREVER...
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Um, sorry, but this is just plain barbarism. Let's execute their justice system (and every other that uses capital punishment to deal with a substance) by shooting it in the heart, repeatedly, until it dies and is replaced by something that is more humane and tolerant (anything would be more so).
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