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Posted in: Taiji mayor says dolphin hunt will still go on See in context

@Yoshi Abume

For your reference: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fascism

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Posted in: China says it will defend its interests in South China Sea See in context

That Chinese claim-line on the map... really? Really really?

I can't see that abomination as anything but a bad joke.

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Posted in: Magazine’s checklist for ideal girl has whopping 23 points See in context

Gets good grades in arts and literature classes

Above average grades, but not at the top of the class

These two squeal "Because art and literature are girly" and "I want a girl that defers to my wisdom" to me... does any one here get that vibe too? :/

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Posted in: Ayumi Hamasaki marries UCLA med student See in context

Lee StutesmanMar. 04, 2014 - 06:32PM JST

I don't see what the big deal is, i'm dating a seriu I'm 26 she's 34.(can't use any names) You people don't get it. By the way a seriu is a voice actress.


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Posted in: Sea Shepherd, whalers trade ambush accusations See in context

CH3CHOFeb. 24, 2014 - 08:42PM JST

If only anti whaling groups were less strict about the sample size, Japan would need to kill fewer whales.

So... if they were allowed to kill more whales, they would kill less whales?


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Posted in: Anti-whalers claim aggressive ramming by Japanese fleet See in context

CH3CHOFeb. 03, 2014 - 12:59PM JST

it was AGREED that the population, the age distribution, and the reproduction ratios of whales must be studied and sustainable catch limits must be set. The research is an obligation of IWC member countries. It is not a zoological research. It is scientific research for whaling.

So, research whaling... by whaling?

You know how Greenpeace does the exact same thing with other species, such as sea turtles? They tag them, attach GPS trackers, and take blood samples. Obviously such tactics would be difficult with creatures such as whales, but they don't go and kill several hundred turtles for the sake of doing "tests", thus skewing the "reproduction ratio" you speak of by taking a chunk out of the breeding population.

I'm not sure what you were trying to say, but it doesn't answer the question I was asking... if anything, you just made me think that them justifying their hunt by saying it's for "science" is even more bogus than I had thought when I posted my original question.

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Posted in: Anti-whalers claim aggressive ramming by Japanese fleet See in context

I'd never looked at the recorded catches taken on the IWC website...

Could someone explain to me why Japan had no recorded commercial catches during 2012/13, but has 848 recorded as "scientific" catches for the same period?

Not trying to start a fight here or anything, just wondering if anyone here knows more about how this works?

For such a small number of whales, I'm not that concerned about the population, but I don't understand why they won't call it as it is and stop saying it's for "science" when it clearly isn't...

Link for reference: http://iwc.int/catches#comm

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Posted in: Virginia becomes hotbed of diplomacy over Sea of Japan name See in context

If it's such a bone of contention between the two of them (unless Russia has chimed in on this too?), why not simply rename it to something specific, but ultimately generic, so as not to confuse it with other seas ("East Sea" is too vague).

Much like the Yellow, Black, White and Red Seas, why not give the thing a colour and be done with it.

Apparently this has been going on since the 90s though, so... meh.

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