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I wouldn't think the land dispute would lead to a war. We've come a long way since then. The Japanese are very respectful, soft spoken people and the JSDF are great... I would hate to see a bloody dispute over some islands.

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I wouldn't think the land dispute would lead to a war. We've come a long way since then. The Japanese are very respectful, soft spoken people and the JSDF are great... I would hate to see a bloody dispute over some islands.

 

You'd think, but there's more than islands at stake. There's the waters around it (which may have oil/gas deposits) and there's national pride--which the Japanese have a lot of. Naturally, so does China. And then there's history. Japan and China have hated each other since about the 2nd Century BC, and WWII didn't help matters.

 

I think what Japan's afraid of is that if they give the Senkakus to China, China will next demand the Ryukyus. I hate to Godwin the thread, but Hitler certainly proved that, if you give repressive governments an inch, they'll take a mile. Maybe China will be satisfied, but probably not. The Chinese government has a tendency to claim everything that Chinese even might have been to at one time--they used to claim Vietnam as theirs, and one weirdo Chinese general even once claimed that Hawaii was discovered by China (despite there being no evidence whatsoever that Chinese explorers even came close). When things get tough economically or politically for the Chinese government, they also have a tendency to yell "LOOK! JAPAN!" and wait for the distracting riots to start.

 

I'd hate to see this come to a war too, but you've got two very proud nations with a history of loathing each other.

 

Ben Da Mad Irishman

"Akane and Shampoo go at it"

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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/09/popcorn-lung-lawsuit-nets-7-2m-award/

 

Apparently, the guy developed something called a popcorn lung.

 

Sounds like this guy liked popcorn a little too much.

 

Well that's where.....our money is going to >_< Some of it >_>;

 

Heck why not sue over squares.

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Well that's where.....our money is going to >_< Some of it >_>;

 

Heck why not sue over squares.

 

Hmmm.

 

Ben Da Mad Irishman

"I know a good lawyer"

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Hmmm.

 

Ben Da Mad Irishman

"I know a good lawyer"

 

For those of you who don't know, squares is slang for cigarettes.

 

Also this: http://shine.yahoo.com/women-who-shine/sikh-woman-balpreet-kaur-turns-cyber-bullying-incident-203500244.html

 

Made me feel good again.

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For those of you who don't know, squares is slang for cigarettes.

 

Also this: http://shine.yahoo.com/women-who-shine/sikh-woman-balpreet-kaur-turns-cyber-bullying-incident-203500244.html

 

Made me feel good again.

Only slag for cigarettes I knew was fags. uh. Learn something new everyday I guess.

While I'm glad the bullying situation was put down, it does make my point stronger that reglion (in generall)is just weird.

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Only slag for cigarettes I knew was fags. uh. Learn something new everyday I guess.

While I'm glad the bullying situation was put down, it does make my point stronger that reglion (in generall)is just weird.

 

EDIT: Some people on fb are making fun of this girl. I tried not to sound rage or butt hurt about because some of the comments were really.....cynical and stupid. Someone on my newsfeed posted it so after a few reads I kindly ignored it.

 

I have no idea who exactly they are because my fb is mostly for one mmo game I am addicted to: DDtank. Nothing more outside of mangafox updates and random new Japon manga. Oh and SMT debates.

 

To be honest I don't either DS and it's not due to my religion. I just find no reason outside of pleasing a man to shave my legs and my facial hair. I shave my face hair for work but that's really it. Its up there with high heels; why kill my feet?

 

NOTE: We call cigs loose squares here.

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pshhh I've been away from my husband since may... why bother shaving regularly. is that TMI? haha of course certain thing you have to do regularly, but shaving my legs... no. They take too long and I always wear pants.

once I'm on the west coast, though, I'll be silky smooth 24/7.

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I think that's another problem with this world: culture shock and too many standards.

 

Like if one person thinks of something and it reaches out as "society's norm," it makes people want to put down anything or anyone that doesn't follow it. Add on what culture/country you come from and you get a mess.

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I'm just gonna leave this here...

 

http://satwcomic.com/anything-but-that

 

I learned something new~ And funny.

 

@DS: Because it's double standards; like in Japan there is so much varieties of porn and hentai as well as yaoi but the sex rate there is the lowest in the world =w= So what does that say?

 

Here it's not the people in question but Puritan roots along with religion that makes sex/naked a big no no and oh "being naked is savage like the good people of Hawaii~"

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Sex in general is America is still some perverse thing looked down apown. Yet we sell the act of it in almost anything marketable nowadays. Da funk?

 

Lure of the forbidden. "OMG! That woman is kissing another woman! How lewd! How shameless! Show me MORE!"

 

Some of that is our Puritan roots, yeah. I think some of it is cultural values to tease rather than show. Certainly one of the selling points of Spartacus was that you got to see Xena naked. (Eh, no big deal.) I think we're also sold unrealistic depictions of men and women. Germany and Japan are a lot more open about it.

 

I wonder if those unrealistic depictions are also affecting Japan. I don't know of any surveys or scientific research on this, but Japanese women seem to be getting sold that the ideal man is bishonen, whereas Japanese men are being sold that the ideal woman is a hot moe doormat. Since those kind of people are very rare in the real world, maybe Japan's flatlined birth rate is because their men and women can't find the "ideal" mate. (This, BTW, is a SWAG--Scientific Wild-A** Guess.)

 

Ben Da Mad Irishman

"Kind of like polls"

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I don't care for excessive PDA in public. Anything beyond a quick kiss is like "seriously, stop. just stop." (hugging is cool though) Gender has nothing to do with it. I still get surprised when I see two men holding hands. But it's really cute. Now if they were to shove their tongues down each others throats... no. Same thing with hetero couples. I find they (hetero) are worse about PDA anyways hahahaa.

 

Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I just don't care for sex everywhere... modesty is dying. Sex isn't gross, it's just something that should be more personal. In my opinion.

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rondo   

So I see the constant fight over voter I.D. laws? How does one fix voting fraud if personal identification isn't the answer...or maybe it is?

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So I see the constant fight over voter I.D. laws? How does one fix voting fraud if personal identification isn't the answer...or maybe it is?

 

I don't get it either. Voter ID: show your driver's license. That's it. No biggie.

 

The only thing I can think of is that no voter ID would help those who bus in people from other states to vote. Which is illegal as hell, but it does happen.

 

Ben Da Mad Irishman

"Complicated solutions to simple problems"

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kahad   

I think the Democrats are just looking for something to cry "racism" over.

 

Though I think it should be that you can show a state ID as well.

Edited by kahad

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rondo   

The debates start tonight. Honestly, I didn't have any plans on watching but I may wind up doing so.

 

Also, saw a story about someone with plans for a Titanic II...being built in China.

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The debates start tonight. Honestly, I didn't have any plans on watching but I may wind up doing so.

 

Also, saw a story about someone with plans for a Titanic II...being built in China.

 

Link? Because I heard it was a british fanatic doing Titanic II.

 

If you ride it good luck!

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I don't care for excessive PDA in public. Anything beyond a quick kiss is like "seriously, stop. just stop." (hugging is cool though) Gender has nothing to do with it. I still get surprised when I see two men holding hands. But it's really cute. Now if they were to shove their tongues down each others throats... no. Same thing with hetero couples. I find they (hetero) are worse about PDA anyways hahahaa.

 

"If I'm seeing a girl and another girl making out, I'm not very interested because there's very little chance off the bat I'm going to be invited."

 

-The best argument against gay/lesbian smut I've ever heard in my life

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kahad   

Husband: Honey, great news!!! I just won free tickets to a cruise ship!!!

 

Wife: That's great!!! What's the name of the ship?

 

Husband: Titanic II.

 

Wife: . . . .

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"If I'm seeing a girl and another girl making out, I'm not very interested because there's very little chance off the bat I'm going to be invited."

 

-The best argument against gay/lesbian smut I've ever heard in my life

 

"ME ME ME IT'S ALL ABOUT ME. I HATE GAY RIGHTS BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A LOWER CHANCE OF HITTING THAT AND TAPPING THAT AND UNLESS ITS A 3P I DONT CARE/I HATE THAT."

 

Something like that?

 

People are weird in general when it comes to sex, not just the country from what I seen. In parts of the world you can marry at 13 years of age but you can't marry the same sex at all in other parts (or you have to be 18.)

 

In Russia it's 16 and parts of Japan it's 13, depending on the prefacture. In parts of Africa and the Middle east its illegal for same sex couples to marry.

 

http://www.avert.org/age-of-consent.htm

 

http://www.ausieboi.com/advice/aoc.htm

 

That's kind of......weird.

 

Titanic: causal nexus.

Edited by The Fujoshi

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