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Yogi ZunaMay. 11, 2013 - 03:24AM JST
Yes of course I was aware that Japan killed whales for a long time, but I always had real sincere hope that they would wake up and change their ways like most of the rest of the world... Now I have no hope left, so my decision will not change until they change. Better late than never for me. And thank you everyone for all your negative votes, it just confirms my decision to boycott Japan and makes my resolve even stronger.
Posted in: Anti-whalers ask supporters for cash to fund next campaign
Yogi ZunaMay. 10, 2013 - 05:25PM JST
Every big customer is important to a country like Japan, it has nothing to do with ego, so when the whaling stops, my dollars will return and not before. And even though you consider people like me unimportant to Japan, there are others who also think like me, so I am not alone in this, and we do make a difference in jobs for Japan and that is a fact.
Yogi ZunaMay. 10, 2013 - 02:48PM JST
I will never buy a Japanese product again until the whaling stops. And I have purchased many MANY thousands of dollars worth of Japanese products since 1969. So I am just one person, but I helped you grow Japan, but not anymore. Say sayonara to my money!
Yogi ZunaMay. 08, 2013 - 07:54PM JST
I have never met a cat or dog with the same personality, so we must remember that they are just as much individuals as are human beings. In the past 50 years I have had 11 dogs and 11 cats, and each one was unique and different in intelligence, personality and cleanliness, but each and every one was valuable in their own way.
And it is not true that all cats are "distant" and act totally different than dogs. My Burmese cat acts more like a dog than a cat in terms of loyalty and affection and almost always sleeps with me near my feet on the bed. He also used to play "fetch" just like a dog when he was younger and beg me to throw his toys again! Another cat I had in the 1990's would literally watch the children's TV show "Okaasan to Issho" on one of my computer chairs. Never underestimate cats.
Posted in: Which are more loved in Japan: Cats or dogs?
Yogi ZunaMay. 03, 2013 - 12:04PM JST
Nuclear power is so dangerous and highly toxic, it makes using oil look like "green energy" in comparison. So this is in fact VERY bad news for the future.
Posted in: Japan signs nuclear cooperation deal with UAE
Yogi ZunaMay. 02, 2013 - 12:35PM JST
Just use "common sense" people! Yes, wash your hands carefully after going to the bathroom, but do not wash your "private parts" more than once or twice per day unless you have no choice. It also makes sense to wash your hands before eating, especially after touching things like door knobs and handles.
Posted in: National obsession with cleanliness bodes ill for health
Yogi ZunaMar. 11, 2013 - 05:17AM JST
Why are you trying to blame President Obama for the relatively high African-American unemployment rate? If you will recall, it was the overwhelmingly European-American republican House of Representatives who did nothing about job creation, because their #1 goal was not allowing Mr. Obama a second term! So it was do anything to keep him out of office, even if it did in fact hurt the country and the economy. Fortunately they failed in their "mission", but the damage was done and is still being done by them as I write... Considering how many people hate President Obama, especially in the deep south and parts of the Midwest, this has been an amazing recovery so far, and frankly I myseld did not expect things to go this well by this point in time.
Posted in: U.S. recovery leaving Europe, Japan behind
Yogi ZunaMar. 09, 2013 - 09:09PM JST
With the republican extremists still in control of the House of Representatives, it is a miracle the economy has recovered as much as it has! Without the tea party extremists blocking almost everything President Obama wants to do, the recovery would have been even stronger.
Yogi ZunaMar. 09, 2013 - 01:29PM JST
Unfortunately, all the peace treaties in the world will not stop extremists and or extreme states, which North Korea obviously is and has been for a long time. The chance of a real revolution towards reality for them is slim, so even though I want peace as much as you Jim, I certainly would not bank on it. If the world lets them achieve more advanced nuclear capabilities, they will regret it IMHO.
Posted in: N Korea can't hit America, but South Korea and Japan in range
Yogi ZunaMar. 09, 2013 - 11:01AM JST
The unemployment numbers have been "partially fake" for a long time, but they still can be used as a guide to help judge the strength of the economy, although they are very far from perfect of course
Yogi ZunaMar. 09, 2013 - 09:38AM JST
Make no mistake about it, eventually North Korea will be able to make nuclear missile strikes against others, and they will then use that capability to blackmail other countries into giving them much of what they want. Deal with it now or deal with it later.
Yogi ZunaMar. 09, 2013 - 09:22AM JST
So far it has been in fact a real recovery from the year 2008 low point here in the USA, but the main problem is the quality and pay levels of the new jobs created.
Yogi ZunaMar. 06, 2013 - 10:57AM JST
This kind of pollution is extremely serious and dangerous, and is similar to the kind of pollution New Jersey used to have in the 1950's and 60's when I was growing up, and it gave me asthma! So do not take this deadly Chinese pollution lightly, because it can affect you, and especially your children in a very bad way.
Yogi ZunaMar. 03, 2013 - 10:51AM JST
Make no mistake about it, Japanese girls are very cute and mostly adorable, but I think they looked even better and cuter in the 1980's and with the hair, makeup and clothing of that decade.
Posted in: Five things girls do in winter that Japanese men find adorable
Yogi ZunaFeb. 22, 2013 - 02:21PM JST
Give it up Japan, because you are eventually going to lose this "whale war" anyway. You are only prolonging the suffering.
Posted in: Japan vows to continue whale hunt
Yogi ZunaJan. 02, 2013 - 04:28AM JST
Yes it is true, taking large amounts of money like that out of circulation does hurt the economy. And I am not putting the man down.
Posted in: 87-year-old man robbed of Y5 mil he carried everywhere
Yogi ZunaDec. 30, 2012 - 05:49PM JST
Just to clarify, the United States Postal Service is in fact used by FedEx and UPS to make deliveries, so you have private companies relying on the postal service. Privatization is not a magical "cure-all" that will solve everything under the sun, and creates problems of it's own.
Posted in: Post office employees have to sell (or buy if unable to) quota of 'nengajo'
Yogi ZunaNov. 15, 2012 - 04:31PM JST
It always amazes me that they never factor in the cost of producing all that highly poisonous long lasting waste into their "cheap nuclear electricity" calculations.
Posted in: TEPCO sees no quick restart for biggest nuclear plant in Niigata
Yogi ZunaAug. 19, 2012 - 04:12AM JST
The fact is Japan does NOT have to increase dirty energy sources as it phases out nuclear power. There is enough sunlight alone to eventually take the place of all the nuclear power plants, so it would be in Japan's best interests to start adding more solar energy as soon as possible. In New Jersey in the states, PSE&G has placed solar panels on top of the telephone poles and tied them into the electric grid. Japan can easily do the same for more clean energy.
Posted in: Tokyo's anti-nuclear protesters remember WWII
Yogi ZunaJul. 11, 2012 - 01:45PM JST
There is nothing "free" about allowing people to buy products with dangerous things in them like artificial caramel coloring, except the "free cancer" you may get eventually...
Posted in: Cancer group asks U.S. to study sugary drinks, obesity
May. 24, 2013 - 02:48AM JST
Shaking babies to death, discarding in underground railway lockers, dumping in dustbins? Wow! This is shaking…
Posted in: Kumamoto baby hatch says it received 9 infants in fiscal 2012
Wong Cheuk Kwan
May. 24, 2013 - 02:43AM JST
The Yen is still too high at around 100. Depreciation of the Yen is necessary but…
Posted in: Shares close down more than 7%
May. 24, 2013 - 02:34AM JST
Well they gotta do something. Hopefully nothing terrible happens.
Posted in: Nuclear watchdog agrees Tsuruga nuclear plant sits atop active fault
May. 24, 2013 - 02:26AM JST
I speak as a non-Muslim who grew up in a community where Muslims make up a…
Posted in: Soldier's murder is attack on Britain, betrayal of Islam: Cameron
May. 24, 2013 - 02:24AM JST
Domb random people hitting other random people with their random bats.
Posted in: Youth arrested for hitting 16-year-old girl with baseball bat