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Posted in: Innocence lost: the dark side of Akihabara See in context

If laws in Japan are not broken, then butt out, I say.

Sheesh, how many models on our glossy magazines, billboards, etc, are this age?

Pontificating on an anonymous discussion board, in English, is hardly going to change the situation.

I'm a guest in this country; when in Rome...

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Posted in: Hakuho supports more foreign wrestlers in sumo See in context

timorborder

Only if he has a joint in his possession. Bashing someone to death, on the other hand, is OK.

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Posted in: Japan going to pot: Celebrity busts and student smokers have authorities in a tizz See in context

Well, I don't know about you, but I'm off to Hokkaido again this summer to go camping. Really good weed grows really wild, and not a cop for miles...

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Posted in: Asashoryu in trouble again for pumping his fist after victory See in context

Ah yes, a stern warning for fist-pumping by a foreigner, dismissal for carrying a loose joint for another foreigner. But bashing some poor blighter to death, by a couple of Japanese - hey, look out the window...

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Posted in: Students help foreign tourists in Akihabara See in context

Great - they could start by putting the JR map at the station in Japanese AND English

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Posted in: Japan’s Minorities: The Illusion of Homogeneity See in context

isthistheend - yes, and with DNA testing we can prove it. By the way, the guardians of all things royal will not allow testing on the ancestral bones. Maybe there are some inconvenient truths to hide!

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Posted in: Australia: diplomacy, not courts best way to stop whaling See in context

Aussieooo - Thanks for your input, mate. It's great news about Australia's non-lethal research plans. It will help the diplomatic efforts. Well, it would if the Japanese public heard about it! Somehow, I think the tax-payer funded pro-whaling lobby will play this way, way down.

Don't be discouraged when bloggers "spit the dummy" and refuse to talk any more. It happens whenever you get him on the ropes. It happened to cooeecobber yesterday, too!

Hey moderator, I was enjoying the exchange between david and aussie!

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Posted in: Antarctica joins rest of globe in warming See in context

VOR - If I treat the subject of global warming as if it matters, and it doesn't matter; then it doesn't matter. If I treat the subject as if it doesn't matter, and it matters; then it matters! Barry Jones, a former science minister, put it as plain as could be. And that's where I'm coming from.

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Posted in: Australia: diplomacy, not courts best way to stop whaling See in context

Mystie - Yeah, I agree!

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Posted in: Australia: diplomacy, not courts best way to stop whaling See in context

Now this thread has come full circle! Hot air, is just what the Rudd government proposes.

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Posted in: Australia: diplomacy, not courts best way to stop whaling See in context

likeitis - Great Idea! Maybe we could hunt whale-eaters! Can't eat whale-eaters; too many toxins! Fertiliser? Nah, that won't work either. Difficult to see what kind of resource they could become!

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Posted in: Australia: diplomacy, not courts best way to stop whaling See in context

Japan couldn't have maintained it's policy on whaling for a quarter of a century if that were the reality.

davidattokyo - That's funny. No, I mean it! What a blast! In the words of John McEnroe, "You cannot be serious!"

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Posted in: Australia: diplomacy, not courts best way to stop whaling See in context

Cleo - keep it up. I'm cheering from the sidelines here!

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Posted in: Australia: diplomacy, not courts best way to stop whaling See in context

But I think the majority of people dont know much about Japan outside of where it is on the map, Pearl Harbour and sushi...They certainly dont know many details.

pointofview - Yes, and a majority of Japanese don't think much of whaling either. Those that do know about it, are simply horrified at the waste of tax-payers money, and of the international embarrassment it causes Japan.

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Posted in: Australia: diplomacy, not courts best way to stop whaling See in context

Cleo - Well put. I agree with you, too!

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Posted in: Australia: diplomacy, not courts best way to stop whaling See in context

Stonefish - Well put. I agree completely!

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Posted in: Antarctica joins rest of globe in warming See in context

VOR

Yes it could be read the other way. But what is known is that several big US PR spin-doctors who formerly worked in big tobacco, now work in other big companies. Their mission is not to kill the global warming message, because there is too much science around for them to be able to do that. Their job is to sow doubt. That is achievable. Looks like it's working.

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Posted in: Australia: diplomacy, not courts best way to stop whaling See in context

All of which can be achieved through non-lethal methods, as any marine biologist not on the whalers payroll will tell you!

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Posted in: Australia: diplomacy, not courts best way to stop whaling See in context

I and maybe other people don't think Sea Shepherd's radical actions whatever actions would not stop j-whalers

kwatt - I just pointed out that they do stop the whalers when they around. They would stop more, if they had the same resources that the Japanese tax-payer funded whalers have. If you think that they are no problem to whalers, then why all the fuss about them? If they are no problem, why not ignore them? Why all the angry blogs about "eco-terrorists"?

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Posted in: Antarctica joins rest of globe in warming See in context

Global warming denying is the next PR growth industry. Expect lots of ex-Big tobacco spinsters to be behind the doubters.

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Posted in: Australia: diplomacy, not courts best way to stop whaling See in context

kwatt

When the SS are around, the whaling stops. Fact.

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Posted in: Australia: diplomacy, not courts best way to stop whaling See in context

tclh

You're right on the money! It's the ALP mantra - jobs, jobs, jobs!

They couldn't give two hoots for the whales - as long as they get the green preferences in the marginal seats next election. The liberals were more anti-whaling than this crew! Former Senator Campbell is now with SS!!!

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Posted in: Australia: diplomacy, not courts best way to stop whaling See in context

Of course the Australian government rebuffed SS. There's no election this year. And the sweet-heart deal they have obviously made with Japan to "keep it nice" will continue until the next election. Then the Australian government will again promise to "get tough" on the whalers.

Go Sea Shepherd!

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