I agree with the boy. Craritable activities are nothing but another distribution channel for marketing entertaiment products. There are other channels to express your opinions, don't thread anybody please.
And have you done anything charitable recently mentapoleo?
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clamenza - they were outside at an ungodly hour for children! If anything, the parents needed to keep a better eye out for their kids! Why put this disgusting spin on it?
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Because heaven forbid people get some movement into an already sedentary lifestyle!
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igloobuyer: What have you got against women? Reign that machismo in a few notches.
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tina: way to avoid the point I was making. do you always skirt in a different direction when made to face the music? Here is the point I was making once more:
The association decided not to use the Taiji dolphins by vote.
Could it be, that perhaps catching animals "the traditional way" may be doing more harm than good? Could it be that perhaps finding better ways to catch these creatures may do some good for the environment? Or should we just stick to our fingers in our ears and berate every thought that deviates from "tradition" like little brats? If everyone was like that, we would still be in Jomon Era mud huts scavenging for food.
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Raymond: Taiwanese, not Chinese
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@tina: The association decided not to use the Taiji dolphins by vote and you still won't accept it. Do you ever accept any new line of thinking tina? Or is it all about living in the glorious past for you?
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@HollisBrown: They are a rail company, not a mental institute.
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Like I stated, no one works harder than these girls (AND they go to school!!) and tries harder. They deserve our support and respect.
I don't know about that... there are laborers, educators, nurses, farmers, rescue workers, emergency response groups etc. who are so under appreciated for do hard jobs. What you are saying puts so much discredit to these professions I do not even know where to start.
In regard to the groups themselves - what is the point of always trying when you still sound terrible live? You can "ganbarimasu" all you like, but if the end result isn't good - it isn't good. (Have you seen the late night programs where they have karaoke battles? They take up challenging songs and sing off key and totally chicken out of the high belts and so they rearrange the songs to take out the challenging parts.)
At least in the past idols, could dance AND carry a tune. These days, vocally, they cannot compete with those that have built their careers on voices alone. Dance wise, they can't compete with dedicated dancers. Lookswise, well its a mixed bag. They just end up being okay at all three.
Don't get me wrong, they have used their fame to do some good, but let's not pretend here alright?
I will admit their PR team is genius, though.
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I think every country posts the identity of a non-citizen when they make the news, how/why is this a problem?
You are just looking for reasons to rag on Japan.
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Bible also says Christians can't wear clothes with mixed fibers, can't have tattoos, can't get divorced, can't eat shellfish, can't wear gold...I mean the list goes on forever. People are just cherry picking about what they want to get riled up about.
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Kenkan is mentioned in the article above.
If you read about the declining businesses in Shin-Okubo, you may hear the rise of “kenkan” (a hatred of things Korean) as one the reasons. However, when this same information was reported to Korean Internet users, they offered some other theories for the decline.
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Jalapeno: noodles? the little pancakes which you can wrap different vegetables in? Most of the banchan isn't spicy, sweet marinated meats, yukke, fish cakes....I mean the list goes on....
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Jalapeno: you obviously have not had much Korean food if your takeaway is "everything is red, and tastes the same" What a narrow minded view to have.
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@toshiko: again, please at least read up on these animals.
Please don't make assumptions about me, I have cared for many things in the past - including turtles and tortoises.
The main point I am making, which you keep ignoring is that the tortoise in this article is a spurred tortoise. Their natural habitat is dry and arid environments and the certainly can't swim. In addition, feeding them plant matter grown in these wet environment causes health issues for them as they are not evolved to live in wet areas.
The native habitat of the spurred tortoise is the Sahara desert. The poor thing will DROWN in a pond/lake for turtles!
It is like if I took a Kiwi bird and a pigeon and threw them both off a ledge. On simply isn't made to fly - just like how one isn't made to live in water.
It is at times like this I wish people would trust science instead of their own anecdotal evidence.
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toshiko - yes, turtles live in ponds and lakes. However, this is a TORTOISE - you would drown the poor thing if you tried to put it in a pond/lake as they are strictly land animals. Please understand that TURTLE and TORTOISE is not the same animal.
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I was merely asking why you are getting so upset about it - does it add to the show? No, of course not - Does it mean it may spark some interest in the show over here in Japan because there is a familiar face? Maybe.
They have to generate interest and promote the show to make it viable to show in Japan.
As that is a good thing, I do not understand why you are so upset about it.
And stating that "Why do Japan always have to add a talento that has totally got nothing to do with the show??? what purpose??? just to rise up sexual tensions?" suggests that you are talking about every show that comes into Japan, which is why I mentioned the case of Hollywood and their red carpets. Has it occurred to you that this too is "all part of the show?"
Additionally, you do realize that no one can legally watch this show here until AXN releases it right?
Lastly, just FYI, it may have been for marketing purposes, but she did mention how wonderful the cast was and for everyone to watch it when it comes out on AXN.
So again, why so serious?
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Are you sure about that? What about all the obsession with what the actresses are wearing/how high their slits are/how low their cleavage is cut? They take home a pretty little paycheck from the designers to sex up the carpet as well - regardless of whether they want to watch the movie. Again, not different.
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Yubaru, believe you me, I know exactly how it feels to be " be lumped together with something you are not"
But taking your assumptions about me aside, Both are Asian, but one is an American citizen.
Nonetheless, Chang and Nishikori are both awesome,
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patronizing attitudes are never good for winning crowds. If people aren't interested, if certain things don't concern them, it usually means that they won't study it.
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Wc626 - I really don't get what the problem is? Disney is popular here and I am sure the head office isn't complaining; if it did, we all know that action would be swift as they are pretty picky as to how they are marketed.
Disney doesn't have to blare out WE ARE USA WE ARE USA does it? Part of its universal appeal is that it localizes its content for the countries it has a presence in.
Would a kid growing up anywhere, be it Thailand, Japan, Korea etc who were taken to locally dubbed versions of Disney versions have any reason to think otherwise? Do parents have to sit them down and tell them how Disney is a foreign company? If they were curious, they can google that when they are older.
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