OssanAmerica's past comments

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    OssanAmerica

    Wow, Koreans just can't keep politics out of international sports events can they?

    Posted in: Japan protests over banner of Korean assassin at Asian Games

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    Second time in my lifetime seeing Chinese stand up against the CCP tyrants. These re real Chinese patriots, not the centers dwelling on net forums parroting CCP propaganda.

    Posted in: Police ease tactics in Hong Kong protest standoff

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    Supporting UN PKOs is hardly the bane of international pacifism".

    Posted in: U.S., Japan, others vow to strengthen U.N. peacekeeping

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    Good idea but I fear it's years too late now.

    Posted in: Europe's Muslims stand up to IS

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    highball7Sep. 26, 2014 - 10:14AM JST OssanAmerica, Let's keep it in perspective: Athlete. No (s)s. And that has nothing to do with the dignity of a nation.

    Yes it does, And if you're going go on about the Japanese show me when Japanese athletes make such offensive statements.

    Posted in: China's swim king Sun calls Japan's national anthem 'ugly'

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    LOL. Gee what a dignified country, from their game officials to their athletes,

    Posted in: China's swim king Sun calls Japan's national anthem 'ugly'

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    harvey pekarSep. 26, 2014 - 08:17AM JST I'd love to see a war movie made by Japan where they examine their failures

    I have yet to see ANY Japanese war movie since The Burmese Harp where their failure wasn't being examined, "War" itself is a failure to them.

    Posted in: Battle lines

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    What a pair. LOL

    Posted in: Gender equality discussion

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    How dignified! LOL

    Posted in: Hagino swim treble sparks China rant

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    Lets exterminate these vermin.

    Posted in: IS jihadists urge killing of citizens from U.S.-led coalition

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    They are like the kids who want to move out until they realize they're going to have to support themselves completely on their own.

    Posted in: One in four Americans want their state to secede, but why?

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    I don't see how they can do much in China though.

    Posted in: Japan, China, S Korea to ensure geopolitical risks don't threaten recovery

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    BertieWoosterSep. 20, 2014 - 11:16PM JST OssanAmerica, Whether you want to admit it or not, the Rising Sun Flag is not well received by Koreans and Chinese

    That's funny because Koreans were fighting under that flag in WWII. The father of the President of South Korea was an officer in the Kwantung Army of IJA. probably killing Chinese.

    Posted in: Japanese rising sun badge upsets some at Asian Games

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    Cleo, Cut me a break. How do YOU know it's "terrified"? You are superimposing a human emotional reaction onto an animal. Humans are terrified because they know what is happening. Animals are not because they don't. Their reaction is instinctive.

    What the ICJ ruling actually says is that the target sampling size appears to be too large and the actual sample size is >too small to achieve the intended goal.

    And that's what I said. The sample size was too small to achieve the intended goal.

    Posted in: Suga says Japan will keep on whaling, despite resolution

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    lucabrasiSep. 20, 2014 - 01:20PM JST @Ossan Agreed it's a naval ensign. So how many ships does the Japan Hockey Association have?

    The JMSDF ensign itself uses 16 rays, The JGSDF flag uses 8. The badge in question uses what, 4-5? In other words, the mere "resemblance" to the 16 rayed naval ensign is enough for some Koreans to get bent out of shape. Yet they have no complaints about the Asahi Shinbun symbol? The newspaper that helped create the Comfort Women controversy by publishing a fabricated story? http://wpcontent.answcdn.com/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3f/FlagoftheAsahiShinbunCompany.svg/220px-FlagoftheAsahiShinbunCompany.svg.png And for the off the ledge anti-JP extremists, the Japanese naval ensign has NOTHING to do with the Nazi swastika.

    Posted in: Japanese rising sun badge upsets some at Asian Games

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    cleoSep. 20, 2014 - 10:31AM JST the main diet of marine species can and do change over time in adjustment to the supply of that particular food source Then drag a net through the water to see how much of that particular food source is there.

    You go drag a net and count krill. Anything to evade "killing" a whale, right? Even if it's emotionally driven and makes no logistical or economic sense. LOL

    browny1Sep. 20, 2014 - 02:13PM JST ossan - thank you for your reply.

    browny, I am no scientist either. The questions you raised can be answered by the two parties who actually have any input into those figures, the ICR of Japan and the IWC Scientific Committee. Both organizations have websites that you can go through to seek answers to your questions. What is significant though is that a target number is set in advance in line with their goals. In other words, "every whale that is sighted is being killed" in some disorganized "slaughterfest" as some seem to imagine is a fallacy. What I found ironic is that the ICJ ruling which found the JARPA II program to be "not scientific enough" in at least one instance felt that the target sampling size was insufficient to achieve the stated intended goal. This simply exposes the difficulty in carrying out objective study in an environment subject to emotionally driven bias on the issue.

    Posted in: Suga says Japan will keep on whaling, despite resolution

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    The Koreans who are enjoying the games and rooting for their teams are normal Korean people. Those who are complaining about the badge are fools. The entire effort by anti-Jpn Koreans to make the 16 rayed flag a symbol of "past imperialism" is typically ridiculous. That is a Japanese naval ensign, in use by the JMDSF which train together wit the US Navy flying that ensign. So since the Stars & Stripes fly alongside that flag, is the U.S. an imperialist power too?

    Posted in: Japanese rising sun badge upsets some at Asian Games

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    browny, The very valid questions you raised can be answered rather easily, Firstly, yes the main diet of marine species can and do change over time in adjustment to the supply of that particular food source, Secondly a number of specimens would have to be killed and examined every year to detect such changes. The number killed would have to be a representative sampling number. None of this is particularly unique to whales, it would apply to any marine resource and that's how it's done all over the world, including the fisheries authorities of Australia and New Zealand, They just happen to be countries which don't consider whales to be a marine resource. The fact is that such examinations of whales were going on for decades and information was being gathered, ending up in the hands of the IWC Scientific Committee. Whales for examination were available through commercial whaling. But wen tec1986 moratorium went into effect those samples vanished. Without the Scientific Whaling permits allowed under IWC Article VIII we would remain in the dark on certain species, populations, and the information necessary to actually apply conservation measures. Of course this means nothing to people and nations who do not understand the difference between "conservation" and "preservation".

    Posted in: Suga says Japan will keep on whaling, despite resolution

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    Here's something for whale huggers to think about, if at all possible, We all know Minkes are abundant, so abundant in fact that limited sustainable commercial whaling is likely feasible. But what are those growing numbers of Minkes feeding on? How does one determine the diet by "non lethal means"? To date no one has been able to examine the stomach contents using non-lethal means. No one has successfully put giant diapers on a Minke whale to collect and analyze the feces. And why is the Minke's diet important? Because there are many other species of whales which must compete with the Minkes. An example would be the world's largest and highly endangered Blue Whale. I would like to know what animal conservation program of a non-endangered species is conducted in New Zealand where no specimens are ever killed.

    Posted in: Suga says Japan will keep on whaling, despite resolution

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    JackSep. 19, 2014 - 07:51AM JST As someone with a special place in my heart for horses, I encourage anyone who eats horse to button their lip when >people of other nations eat dog. I am sure both are delicious. So when is the dog sushi coming?

    Americans culturally have an objection to eating horse. But horse is eaten in parts of Europe. In fact the biggest export destination of horse meat for the United States is France. Yes, we even export it! Even Whale meat is eaten in Scandinavian countries. But I'm not aware of any western nation that eats dog, Dog meat is eaten in Korea, parts of China and Philippines, Vietnam, etc., The Japanese don't consider dog to be edible culturally so you won't be seeing dogmeat sushi in your lifetime. I have had horsemeat it's very good. Anyone who likes beef will like it, Although it can be sold throughout Japan only certain prefectures such as Kumamoto and Nagano (I think) have laws that allow it to be slaughtered and processed for commercial purposes.

    Posted in: Anybody care for horsemeat sushi?

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