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Posted in: Norway killer's manifesto praises Japan for not adopting multiculturalism See in context

Sorry if I seem a little cynical about it all, but I guess I see it happen too much and then the people that REALLY honestly need the assistance can't get it because ppl who need to be dropped from assistance programs like a literal bad habit keep ruining THAT for everyone.. and THAT has NOTHING to do with race

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Posted in: Norway killer's manifesto praises Japan for not adopting multiculturalism See in context

@heythia "They had to integrate schools based on quotas because all the whites moved the suburbs and ruined the public school district."

and for this kind of thing, My mom and uncle are teachers..i know public schools right now everywhere are under the gun so to speak, but one race moving out and into other schools is no excuse for poor performance. I've met plenty of well-educated blacks, hispanics, middle-easterners, etc, that don't need a "white person" holding their grades up to par. That's PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. That just shows that people want to have their hands held instead of walking on their own two feet and making a better life for themselves. That's what America is all about right?

I understand some schools are underfunded or have more gang activity or are located with more poverty, etc, but again, it boils down to personal decisions made by people every day. A "white person" can't go in an fix a bad attitude or make a kids parents not want to be drunks etc. Why put that burden on anyone when it boils down to personal responsibility. Maybe if "white people" and considerably "white help organizations" stopped helping, people stuck in those situations would decide on their own to better their lives and decide to do something for themselves and get a grip on reality. I live in a big city with many nationalities; working in the inner city and having friends who live in the inner city, I know there are plenty of people who make the choice to live a crappy life every day because they're allowed to.. because they're handed food stamps which they sell to buy drugs and they're paid for all their kids by different daddies by the govmnt. It's a situation that's been created by ALLOWING it..Sometiems I wonder if it's not inadvertently NURTURED behaviour... we're PAYING for it to happen... literally.

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Posted in: Norway killer's manifesto praises Japan for not adopting multiculturalism See in context

@Heythia I can see your point. But it also seems that in a way that's asuming that all white people move intentionally because other races are present - which if you look at other major cities or even some small towns- is certainly not the case. There's no way to force the desires and aspirations of any person no matter what race, to be the same as another. When some people see opportunity for jobs or a bigger house or a school system where their friends are being moved to because a school district split [or any other number of circumstances], those are personal decisions that take into account a lot more than racial demographics. I know where I live there are many blacks, hispanics and whites all living in the same middle-class neighborhoods in the suburbs together being neighbors... Ok so my own spanish isn't fluent level so It's hard to communicate with my neighbors sometimes, [and I'm "white"] but the separation doesn't have to be "racial" as much as people might think. I can't move into the inner city because taxes are too high in areas that are near to family I have there but there is rampant crime in other areas. To proove i'm not "racist" or in order to work into my life a little more "multiculturalism", should I move to the crime-ridden areas? Obsurd reasoning, to be honest. [though I know there are some truly racist people out there ...but i think they're few and far between. maybe i'm just optimistic]

There are too many factors in decisions on where and why people relocate and I can promise you most reasonable folks dont' consider "Race" into why they end up buying a house.... honestly for me, that's too much money at stake out of my pocket to want to include a dumb reasoning like that.

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Posted in: Norway killer's manifesto praises Japan for not adopting multiculturalism See in context

[continued] It's actually pretty absurd to assume that humans will ever not be divided by cultural differences on any level. That's simply not human nature. That doesn't mean we can't be kind to eachother, and have good-will toward one another.

Even from a very early age, humans associate patterns with likenesses to themselves and begin this process... just give a group of kindergarten kids two colours of shirts. One orange, one blue... automatically, even if they're friends, they will naturally see themselves associate with those who have the same colour of shirt on because they 'look' like them. The shirts become the pattern "hey they're just like me!". That's NATURAL. In this article we're only discussing this same kind of thing but on a larger scale. ITS OK TO HAVE A National CULTURAL IDENTITY and to be proud of it and preserve it.

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Posted in: Norway killer's manifesto praises Japan for not adopting multiculturalism See in context

Every country has a right to a national identity and preserving its national culture and heritage. In nations with a long history to hold dear, this is important. Scottland and Ireland have survived massive influxes of immigrant populations [at least 5 different 'races'] and done it peacefully by assimilation. The immigrants moved there and 'became' integrated in language, dress, daily practice, religion, etc, with the local population because they appreciated it for what it was. When a 'culture' of people comes in and decides they want to essentially interchange their own culture for the local one, there will always be resistance. Cultures can live in peace side by side of course... but Each country should and DOES have a right to maintining its national cultural identity and NO IMMIGRANT group has a RIGHT to ask that it be changed or altered or anything else simply to fulfill their personal vendetta. You move to a country, you accept it's culture and practices and you respect that. On that note, "multiculturalism" is certainly a fuzzy line. We can all live side by side, but what is the POINT in erasing national cultural identities? Even if we erased all cultural identities on a national level, people create for themselves cultural identities on other levels all the time. That is the HUMAN way of finding acceptance and inclusion in a social group which is essential for us. There are Sports cultures, social networking computer cultures, there are religious cultures, hobby cultures, gaming cultures, etc, all of which separate us on a daily basis from being involved with to some extent and also from associating ourselves with those outside of those created cultures. We are naturally drawn to others with simiar likeness of ourselves. That's not a bad thing. That is how we build our personal identities and it's not an INTENTIONAL separation necissarily.

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Posted in: Kiyoshi Hikawa holds karaoke competition See in context

ohhh I love shiso. and I'm sure the "at home i don't wear anything" comment was completely by accident ;P

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Posted in: Yoshino Kimura to appear in last drama before taking maternity leave See in context

Skeptical HippoJul. 21, 2011 - 10:57AM JST

I just wish the Jay-Gov't had the brains and balls to pass legislation for all pregnant couples to get paid maternity leave for at least 3 years.

Can the US do that, too? I be totally up for at-home-motherhood. If that happens for me though, I susupect I'll be at home with kids and working from home-based job to make money. Child care is as expensive as the paycheck you make usually so no point in going to work when you just have to drop the kids and all your money at the door of some stranger while you go perform mindless labor. That's my 2c!

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Posted in: GOP shrugs off Obama's veto threat on budget bill See in context

There's about a hundred govt programs they could cut costs on or get rid of completely that have nothing to do with the big issues of Taxes, Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security etc... those major programs DO need reformation but right now they're just being used as political ploys for upcoming elections. There are govt funded programs that are outdated and archaic and need getting rid of that could save billions of $ every year but because they're "small and insignificant" to the PR of a party no one's paying any attention to it. It's all stupid. Govt spending needs to be cut on all levels and we need to start first with the little stuff just to get it out of the way; don't just look at the huge things that need changing.

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Posted in: Mom acquitted of daughter's murder leaves US jail See in context

I personally didn't follow the trial closely either so I have no useful oppinion on the particular case; but I can understand Legs oppinion that at least she got a trial here in the US.. I don't think that trials here are necissarily fair all the time however.. I mean, if you've ever served on a jury here, you know that if it's a complicated trial, people don't usually want to stay to hear the case and take the time to make the most educated decision.. they just decide to agree on something arbitrarily in order to get the case over with quickly so they can go home and get on with their lives -even if someone's future is dependant on them...and that's all very unfortunate.

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Posted in: Heat wave in central US shows no signs of ending See in context

The Southern half of the US has been having this heat problem since the spring time started. We haven't had any rain this year yet in Central Texas....our summer is just starting and we've already had a about a month of days border or more than 100 degrees F...if we don't get some really good heavy rain between now and the end of the year [which isn't unheard of around here bc usually our rain all comes in spring time] we're going to run out of water. The state's already banning water usage for things like swimming pools, yard watering, etc and bringing extra water in from out of state. Two years ago we had a summer here in TX with more than 100 days in a row where temperatures were over 115 degrees F..more than 46 degrees C.

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Posted in: Death toll from Missouri tornado climbs to 116 See in context

Joplin is just a few miles south of where my family is from. I grew up there. Older homes do have storm cellars etiher as part of the house or separated .. some of them are also remnant concrete bomb shelters from WWII. But every home I've lived in in Missouri has had a basement with a concrete sheltered area nestled snugly into the ground..but there are a lot of mobile home communities that I certainly would never live in in Missouri for the reason of severe storms. However, there are a lot of areas that are "prone" to being hit by bad storms because of geography so you can get to know different areas you should or shouldn't buy homes in if you don't want to get hit by the storms as bad. Usually the tornadoes will hit around the same areas each year. They're not predictable.. but at the same time they kind of are. 0.o

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Posted in: Keeping up with Japanese metrosexual manes See in context

stevecpfc at 07:52 PM JST - 25th May "you don't have to compete, many prefer women with a fuller figure in any country."

Even when some Asian women are small-built they can still be fat. I see a lot of fat highschool legs walkin' around even though they're small. Not toned at all. /shrug. But agree, ea person will have their own personal taste in what's attractive. :) One thing that kind of irks me though, or weirds me out, is that the Japanese women always feel frail to me. You shake their hand or something and even as a pretty girly girl in American context, I feel like I'm rough and going to break their hand. ><

Moderator: Back on topic please.

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Posted in: Keeping up with Japanese metrosexual manes See in context

@Antonios_M at 06:42 PM JST - 25th May "Just taking a look at my mirror, i see a tall, masculine and hairy Greek man that loves to drink ouzo, dance to Zeibekiko and most important, have an ancient Greek looking beard... I just realized that i don't have any chance against these metrosexual J-guys, do i?"

haha. Who said everyone has to look the same and if you're a foreigner, that's the "draw" is looking different and being set apart so to speak :) Use your own personal style and charm. ;) If the "cool metro" look isn't you, then do your own thing. Nothin' wrong with that...Plus Greeks have some of the best parties. Opah?

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Posted in: Rally See in context

@luilui at 10:21 PM JST - 22nd May "oh why can't everyone just get along. sharing is caring, no?"

I guess point taken, but do you know anything about Japans history when it comes to China and Korea? haha. this is no new thing. They've been at eachother's throats since at least the mid 1500s. >D Not much unlike the history of hostility between Anglo-England and Scotland & Ireland.

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Posted in: Young acupuncturists get holistic in Tokyo See in context

"There are many possible explanations for this; poking oneself with needles to correct "imbalances" of a non-existent "energy" as prescribed by people of the Han Dynasty is among the least plausible."

@ SiouxChef

Energy in teh body IS no longer a "myth" of "wholistic" healers. I don't remember all the details precisely but I'm sure you can look it up easily...anyway, In a fairly recent Science magazine in the US there's been articles of universities doing studies on Energy of the body and using some sort of dye or colour in the cells to trace movement of certain currents in the body and they actually traced what was visual proof of the chakras as is discussed in Indian healing.. secondly, even if not for the new method of tracing energy in the body, we know that every person has a magnetism and a electrical megahertz. and that's how the body sends signals from the brain to the organs and communicates how they function.. that's why Chiropractic is good practice because it helps the body's functions opperate more fully with all the energy it's suposed to be receiving. If the body's energy megahertz is high around 80 you're very healthy, if your energy is low around 50 you start getting sick and disease. If your body's energy mghz falls around 20 your body is about to die. :0 So yes.. the body does have Energy and it is real and energy, or lack of it, is life or death for us, so indeed it is not something to ignore.

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Posted in: Bin Laden's sons say U.S. broke international law by killing their father See in context

Eh.. I'm Amerikajin and this is all pretty ignorant. America as well as many other countries have been fighting terrorism and all searching for OBL for years. Amerika isn't the only one. Many countries have been targeted by terrorist attacks by the diff arms of his evil group. As a terrorist #1 target for years he's a shoot on sight target. no one has to have an excuse to kill him. We don't have to have permission from anyone. No one had to have permission. You find him. You kill him. Doesn't matter if he's armed, doesn't matter if he's babysitting his son. Doesn't matter if he's having a sunday picknic, you kill him. I don't think anyone would say the world is better off with OBL still in it. He's murdered hundreds and hundreds of innocent people, so if you want to sit and argue a moot point or the way the US went about it or whatever, you're wasting your time, go ahead, but it stands beside the fact that the US, any country, has had the OK for years to kill this guy. It makes me sick to think anyone would want him still alive or defend him knowing what a cruel human .. what a demon he was.

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Posted in: Why did those foreigners who decided to leave Japan in the aftermath of the March 11 disaster come in for so much derision from some people who labeled them with words like 'flyjin?' See in context

this whole conversation is dumb. who cares if someone decides to leave for their home country or if they stayed. seems like it's just a chance for teh bashers to feel self-righteous and over-sanctimonious. The whole discussion's a bunch of crock. Every person's situation there is different. if you're there becasue you want to stay there forever that doesn't mean that someone else wanted to be there like you.. maybe it was just circumstance because they were military family and they don't want to be there in the first place. Maybe they're there just on vaccation. Maybe the disaster made them realize they left their own wonderful families back in another country and they want to go be with them. You can't judge based on your own purpose there or fault anyone for the decision they made. Pompous donkey arses.bunch'a bull. just reminds me that "when you're in a foreign country you're American, but when you're in America you're from a foreign country".. it's all about showing off and 'look what I did' because it intrigues people. Bashers are just using a horrendous disaster to "one-up" others. disrespectful. Start respecting and not everyone has the same circumstance as you so aren't inclined to make the same decisions all the time.

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Posted in: Smoking, obesity are why U.S. lifespans lag a bit See in context

Don't forget sometimes weight is a hormonal imbalance or may be due to other health issues. I knew a woman once who was size 0 skinny and she had a surgery and because of what the surgery was and how it effected her hormonal balance in her body, she balooned up, gaining like 70 lbs it seemed overnight and there was pretty much nothign she could do about it.

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Posted in: Smoking, obesity are why U.S. lifespans lag a bit See in context

original Quote: " They'd rather enjoy a lifetime with a stomach full of tasty fats, sugars and salt than a life with a more empty stomach and healthy food with relatively less taste"

I don't agree here. As a thin american who exercises fairly regularly, cooks at home 90% of the time with lean meats, lots of veggies and fruits, nuts, etc, I can tell you every time i go back and eat something prepackaged and processed or go out to any chain restaurant because i feel to lazy to cook some nights, omg.. I can tell you there is absolutely no comparison between good healthy home cookin' and gross restaurant/ home cooked foods are SO much more flavourful I can't even begin to describe.. the only people who can say 'eating out tastes better' i guarantee you haven't had a real home cooked meal [or at least from our house :) ] in a loong time. And I don't mean home cooked as in. mom-was-lazy-and-dumped-a-can-of-raviolis-onto-a-plate-and-gave-them-to-me. After eating home cooked for a while.. you'll really start noticing the difference. Really really really.

my husband and I don't smoke, don't drink, don't do drugs, don't drink coffee or cokes or processed beverages and we live very healthy very happy fun lifestyles. People who eat right don't need 'quick fix diets' and don't need doctors almost at all. Your body will crave what its needs to be healthy and to heal itself if you give it the opportunity and eat a range of fresh foods varrying between seasons. I think my only 'unhealthy' home cooked weakness is in the winter months making traditional foods like Cornish Pastys, Shepherd's Pie, fruit and nut breads and Scotish/Irish Shortbread cookies. Mmmmm now Those are yummy and they WILL certainly add a few pounds if you make them too much ^.^

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Posted in: 150 years of dieting fads and still no quick fix See in context

when in japan i learned that you don't need a lot of food to live healthy.. i think a lot of people have the feeling they haev to eat and eat and eat and that's just not the case. You don't need a lot of food and you need more exercise.. even if its just walking a little bit.

Also.. the 'bread' diets don't work... bread is a heated carb, which is just sugar.. sugar is one of the most addictive substances on the planet next to Caffeine and Cocaine.. When you go on a no-carb diet, you're basically an addict trying to quit cold turkey. You'll go through withdrawals and stuff.. lol. Kind of sad, but.. it's true, we're all just addicts.

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Posted in: 150 years of dieting fads and still no quick fix See in context

888naff, i agree.. hahaha.

But the guy's right when he says that weight loss isn't just about balancing healthy eating and exercise. If you take in too many toxins into your body from any source.. whetehr it be shampoo, hair dye, lotions, air freshners, car fumes, chemicals on food, etc, all of that has to be processed by your kidneys and liver.. when you get too much toxins at once and your body can't handle it all, to protect itself your body will encapsulate the toxin in fat cells and hold onto it. When you start seeing pudge around your middle or whatever but know you're exercising and eating right or say you're just not losing those last few pounds.. that's probably why is becasue you have too many toxins in your body that its not processing so it by nature will hang on to that fat to protect itself.. when you hit that point and know that 'diet and exercise aren't cutting it' you need to do a liver and kidney cleanse, maybe take some seaweed suppliments to help digestion, too.. so that your body will release those toxins, let go of the fat, and get all of that out of your system.

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Posted in: What is one habit that your significant other does or has that you can't stand but put up with anyway? See in context

haha. some of these are funny. >< some have serious problems.. DentShop.>.> srs. If my hubby punched me in the fayce i'd stab him with a kitchen knife. Luckily my husband and I don't have those troubles. I used to have a Mexican neighbor who chased her husband around the yard with a knife, however. That was a little freaky. Anyway.. that's what you get for living close to the border. hahahahaa.

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Posted in: Waiting for a sign See in context

I attend the LDS church which much more follows the practice of just living in a more kind and service-filled way to help others. Then instead of 'pushing religion' on someone who's not interested, they can see a difference of spirit, a difference in behaviour, and say "hey there's soemthing different about that person.. what is it?" and when they ask, that's when conversation about the gospel is opened up. I like that approach better. My husband and I have both had that happen many times; likewise, that is why we joined the LDS church.. we saw that people were different in a good way. When you really practice what you beleive, people see it and if they appreciate it, they will start asking questions.

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Posted in: Last police officer in Mexican border town missing See in context

One unit of Jcops to deal with it? uhg. People go missing here, close to the border almost every day. Mexico pretty much canceled Christmas Caroling and parties because of these drug traffickers. Families won't drive through the border anywhere if they're smart. But now it's even risky to fly into/out of Mexico because the drug cartels have people watching and they will kidnap you if they get any idea that you have family in america. They will cut off your fingers and mail them to your family adn demand ransom and if they don't pay it, they will kill you promptly; cut your body into parts and throw it on your family's lawn. American money goes a long way in MX. They'll do anything to get as much of it as they can. The larger cities are a little safer than outlying areas with smaller population. As a white person and being female and not speaking fluent spanish, I would never go to MX right now. That would be suicide. What America and MX should really do is send TANKs and Military Armoured vehicles to the border along these highways and kill every one of those SOBs who tries to come close to the border. Bomb them. Shoot them. Torture them. It has to stop! Unless you live out here close to it, you really don't understand how extreme the situation truly is. These Drug traffickers are vicious. And they hide their drugs in hot sauce so the drug-dogs don't smell it. >D haha.

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Posted in: Storm socks U.S. Midwest, canceling flights, closing roads See in context

Last winter in MI they got 48 feet of snow was it? Could have been declared a major natural disaster zone. Yah, look it up imo.

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Posted in: 'Harry Potter' casts big spell at global box office See in context

I am not a kid nor do i have kids yet, but my husband and I have always enjoyed fantasy films and books simply because of the magic and immagination of them -some more or less than others. Almost any genre can be allegorical of life's struggles and reflect our own lives, but fantasy gives you something that not all genres can give...

It is best explained by this quote, "No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith. And that, I fear, for any reasoning, conscious being, would be the cruelest trick of all." - Drizzt Do'Urden R. A. Salvatore's 'Streams of Silver' Forgotten Realms

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Posted in: How should airlines handle obese passengers? See in context

Charging for extra weight is what insurance companies do. My husband is very athletic and muscular [muscle weighs more than fat and he has 16% body fat] and he was 1 [one] lb over their weight limit for being a special extra healthy customer, they told him he was unhealthy and overweight and couldn't get lower premiums. So now he pays more for insurance bc he was one lb overweight.. and he is actually very healthy!!... lol. So in that light, charging for weight, shouldn't be an issue ;P

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Posted in: GOP wins the House, falls short of Senate See in context

Nothing will get done as long as people [and posters on forums like this]only continue to point fingers and try to lay blame and worsen the dem/repub divide instead of working together like sensible responsible adults trying to come to a smart compromise of resolution to issues. As long as it's "oh yah, that republican blah blah" and "that dumb democrat blah blah" nothing will get fixed indeed. We are One Nation Under God Indevisible with Liberty and Justice for All. No matter 'what side' anyone is on, this nation as a whole has a responsibility to uphold Liberty and Justice for ALL regardless of party or political leaning. So start working as a team, respect differences in oppinions and accomplish something great, putting aside all the stupid pride.

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Posted in: A Hooter here and a Hooter there See in context

ROFLMAO!!!!! OMG This article just made my day. I guess they're going to seriously need to reduce the requirements for breast-size for their waiting-models for this location. And seriously? Someone thinks the sex appeal isn't the 'draw' for a HOOTERS???? how naive are these people? LOL!!!!!

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Posted in: Downtown LA bakes at record high 45 degrees See in context

Last summer in central tx we had over 100 days stright with temperatures at 110 degrees or higher, not to mention conditions that could make it feel even hotter than that.. oui!

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