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Posted in: Global protests held against Japan's dolphin hunt See in context

You're right, it seems highly likely that you @chopri will never be persuaded - because you do not seem to want to even consider the other side's position.

and you are different.... how?

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Posted in: Global protests held against Japan's dolphin hunt See in context

DaisyBell: So now you're saying people should boycott Japanese products??

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Posted in: Global protests held against Japan's dolphin hunt See in context

you guys/gals are going about this issue the wrong way

Yep.

Supply and demand.... Take away the demand and the supply should fade.

Simple.

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Posted in: Global protests held against Japan's dolphin hunt See in context

LOL You silly protesters/activists think any Japanese gives a damn about what you think about their dolphins in times where earthquakes, tsunami, floods, mudslides, typhoons and radioactivity are harming and killing its people?

Get real!

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Posted in: Global protests held against Japan's dolphin hunt See in context

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/209517/cubao-dolphin-show-fails-to-amuse-animal-welfare-activists

http://www.ajc.com/news/protesters-on-hand-for-895412.html

http://articles.latimes.com/1995-05-28/local/me-7075_1_dolphin-shows

http://newshopper.sulekha.com/south-korea-dolphin-protest_photo_1916275.htm

http://www.dolphincareuk.org/captivity.html

http://www.mahmutlarnews.com.tr/alanya/the-protest-of-german-animal-lovers/

http://www.zambotimes.com/archives/8034-Animal-activists-picket-dolphin-show-in-Metrowalk-Pasig.html

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/5/stop-dolphin-captivity/

So I can rest assured all those aquariums they protested at are now out of business or at least refrain from using dolphins?

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Posted in: Global protests held against Japan's dolphin hunt See in context

If you were paying attention you'd know that most of the people who are opposed to the drive hunts are also opposed to imprisoning dolphins in aquariums, shows and swim-with-captive-dolphins programmes.

@Cleo: Yet in all my 44 years of paying attention, I have never witnessed any Western demonstrators outside their own fishtanks. If that had really happened I imagine they'd be all be closed down by now. You know setting an example and such.

The truth is not so. In fact, more and more fish tanks are being build, more and more cages set up.

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Posted in: Global protests held against Japan's dolphin hunt See in context

The people on here who think its ok to kill and eat dolphins are plain disgusting.

@Clare: How about the people (you?) who think it's ok to catch dolphins, separate them from their families in the vast oceans and put them in those small fishtanks you call aquariums, so that you can charge other people entrance fees for showing them how clever you've been teaching those poor dolphins how to jump at a silly orange ball you'd never find anywhere in their natural habitat?

Isn't that plain cruel and disgusting too?

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Posted in: Global protests held against Japan's dolphin hunt See in context

">Mothers watch their babies murdered before their very eyes.

@Kirsten: You talk about these creatures as if they're humans. They're not, you know. You can teach 'm tricks and keep them in captivity in your way too small fish tanks at your local aquariums (talk about cruelty!),  just like you're into teaching dogs or monkies to do tricks so that you can feel clever/good about yourself as a person ("look how clever I am - I taught a dolphin to jump high and hit a ball, isn't that worth your 2000yen entrance fee?"), but they will never be able to tell you what they really "think" about you and your ways. You don't think those dolphins have meetings, protests and message boards where they discuss how we as people are killing each other in the name of freedom/democracy, do you?

This is why there are a lot of people out there who see you merely as hypocrites and attention seekers that have nothing better to do than force your views upon others.

Why don't you protest the captivity of animals in small cages in the zoos and the small fish tanks at the aquariums.

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Posted in: Global protests held against Japan's dolphin hunt See in context

Just remember all of you supporting cetacean hunting: No dolphin, no whales, no oceans no people. @Kirsten: LOL See what I mean? You're not making any sense. Seriously, why don't do something worth doing with all that free time you seem to have. Saving mankind? Really all you're doing is making a joke out of us as people. You're a joke.

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Posted in: Global protests held against Japan's dolphin hunt See in context

Dolphins are high on the food chain and mercury accumulates in their bodies. Mercury is a potent neuro-toxin and even low concentrations can cause damage to nervous systems. thats the problem.

Oh, I see. So you're worried about the health of those Japanese who decide to consume those dolphins. Wow! How completely selfless of you! Right......

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Posted in: Global protests held against Japan's dolphin hunt See in context

So they stop Taiji, big whooping deal as they only kill 1/10th of the dolphins that are taken annually in Japan.

Seen the Video of the "Cove Guardians(SS)" guys/gals harassing local people and, yes, it is harassment in legal terms granted maybe not physical.

If you listen to their arguments the guys and gals, sound just like religious fanatics/freaks trying to convert people. They simply repeat the same stuff over and over again but don't engage in a proper discussion.

Nor do they offer anything besides trying to make the guys feel shame, etc. They just repeat themselves over and over again like if repeats make their arguments stronger and more powerful.

So true! There should be protestors like us to protest the protestors like them. LOL

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Posted in: Global protests held against Japan's dolphin hunt See in context

Dolphins are abundant in our oceans like other creatures that we humans kill every day for money.

Exactly! How many are caught in Taiji? How many compared to other places (around the world)? How many is that in relation to the total number of dolphins in the oceans?

Pfffffffff......

These activist are telling us the fishermen in Taiji are destroying the oceans. Destroying our own existence.

Talk about taking things out of proportions!

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Posted in: Global protests held against Japan's dolphin hunt See in context

Nooo...but dolphins are "special" lol

If dophins were so smart, as people claim, then they would stop going to Taiji for their family vacations.

Hahahahahahaha Good one!!

LOL

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Posted in: Man arrested for arson threat in Shibuya club See in context

@JapanGal

An interesting thing came to light during the investigation.... The live-house where all of this happened was located B1 and there was only one entrance/exit leading to this firetrap of a place. The Iunatic may even chosen that place because of this. I wonder how they got their licence to operate their place. It should only be used as a warehouse, not a place where 50-something people can easily be trapped. Again, thank god nothing happened (this time).

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Posted in: Man arrested for arson threat in Shibuya club See in context

Six years ago when this lunatic was 17 yo, he was arrested for the attempted murder with a hammer of a 4yo boy in a park.

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Posted in: Man arrested for arson threat in Shibuya club See in context

Thank god the staff were able to prevent that lunatic from carrying out such a hideous and senseless crime.

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Posted in: Last shelter in Iwate closes; 3,700 evacuees still in shelters in Miyagi See in context

Plenty of housing being offered to these people but they refuse to move. Not sure what they're trying to accomplish by staying in that shelter...

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Posted in: Gadhafi's son vows no surrender to Libyan rebels See in context

The Great Western Empire is on a roll. First Afghanistan, then Iraqi, now Lybia... Soon the whole world!

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Posted in: Parents arrested over death of 7-year-old son See in context

In 2008 the revised Child Abuse Prevention Law came into effect. This law allows the nation's 2,400 child welfare workers to forcibly enter homes where child abuse is suspected. Unfortunately, there were only two cases where a child was taken into protective custody that year. Meanwhile a record number of 73 fatal child abuse cases where a child died due to abuse, were reported that year.   A year later in 2009, the revised Child Welfare Law came into effect. This law stipulates that nurses and midwives should visit homes where babies are being raised. Again, this did nothing to decrease the number of child abuse cases which now totals about 43,000 a year (fiscal 2008). The chief of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry's child abuse prevention section is now calling for the public's help in tackling this problem.   60 of the above-mentioned 73 fatal child abuse cases in 2008 WERE IN FACT reported, but neither the child welfare workers armed with their Child Abuse Prevention Law and Child Welfare Law, nor the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry or the public were able to prevent all those children from being killed by one or both of their own parents.

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Posted in: Husband, wife die after falling into pit on Ishikawa beach See in context

their upper bodies were covered by sand.

Nobody got the idea to pull their lower bodies (apparently not covered by sand)? Were they just standing there waiting for the couple to suffocate??

I agree with some of the posters above that digging that kind of a hole and leaving it unattended could have had serious consequences (including death apparently) for anyone walking on that beach. The friends who helped dig that hole should be made responsible/accountable for that death trap.

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Posted in: Noda to become Japan's next prime minister See in context

DPJ's third Prime Minister since they were entrusted with running the country in September 2009, Noda will be the end of the Democratic Party's reign.

This new Prime Minister is all about tax hikes -- "to improve the nation's deteriorating public finances and to reconstruct disaster-hit areas", as he has said on national tv. 

Expect the consumption tax to at least double to 10% before elections next year and expect him to be forced out because of it. Typical fall-guy for what none of those so-called politicians want to implement (it's political suicide) but what most Japanese know really needs to be done.

His stance to reduce the nation's dependence on nuclear power will not be enough to save Minshuto and the LDP will be back before Ozawa has the chance to clear his name (impossible?) to have a go at it himself. 

Truly a sad state of affairs...

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