cleo's past comments

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    cleo

    Still those Japanese people would have a sense of decency and not demand Taiji people to change their attitudes nor insult them

    Funny, many of the people sharing the boat I was on (all of them Japanese) commented as they climbed out of the water after an exhilarating swim, that this was the way to enjoy dolphins, and they could not imagine killing or eating them. And others who didn't make the initial comments, nodded their heads and muttered So da ne as we watched the pod swim off to play with the next boat.

    Then why do you eat cow or pig or fish or everything else.

    I don't. Maybe as a person who defends the traditional Japanese way of life, you should be adhering more to a traditional Buddhist diet? Or maybe tradition is only important when it suits you?

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    cleo

    Twelve boats set out for the hunt, but they returned with no catch

    GOOD

    Posted in: Taiji dolphin hunt begins; coastal whaling set to start

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    cleo

    It been proven Scincetifical that the best diet for the human body is a well balance diet which consist of a Meat protein.

    Nope. http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/much-meat-need-day-nutritionally-3643.html

    I am not saying that you do not have protein in your diet but the wrong protein.

    Leaving aside the fact that you do not know what kind of protein I have in my diet except that it doesn't come from dead bodies, how come I'm fit & healthy and enjoying my food, while you're eating what tastes like crap, obsessing over your gut flora and worrying about antibiotics?

    Cleo miss read my comment and took offence to my dislike the taste of her Fav Veg.

    I don't take offence to your dislike of sprouts. You eat what you like. But if you came to my house, I would not take kindly to you eating sprouts that I could otherwise enjoy, and then telling me they taste like crap. If you don't like them, don't eat them. Leave them for people who do like them. Simple.

    I dislike vegimite but 20 million Aussie will tell you it taste great. I know 180 million japanese will argue that it taste like c%%p.

    Looks like your meat-protein rich diet has affected your counting skills. You've conjured up an extra 50 million Japanese from somewhere (solved the low birthrate and falling population at a stroke!!) The difference between sprouts and vegemite is that sprouts are hard to come by (in Japan at least) while Australia has plenty of vegemite: and those millions of Japanese are not wolfing down all the vegemite while complaining about how bad it tastes.

    Posted in: Daikon is most eaten vegetable in Japan: survey

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    cleo

    Vegs comsume only base on taste ...

    Did you not read what i wrote above? It's not a question merely of 'taste'.

    The optium way to eat Veg is for the Veg to be organic

    I grow a lot of my own. It is organic. The stuff I buy, I buy organic when available.

    and not washed

    No way. (Could this be why your veggies taste crappy? You're eating them covered in compost?)

    Because your a Vegetarian and will not allow any meat in your diet, your gut floria would have a low rate.

    The balance of different types of gut flora is related to diet, in other words you get the gut flora best suited to and best able to cope with your diet. The gut flora of a habitual flesh-eater would not do me any good.

    You can have your gut floria level check by asking your doctor. If it is low they can help you out by giving you a dose o Fetel (Fetus) matter

    I can assure you there is absolutely nothing wrong with either the type or level of my gut flora, though thank you very much for your concern. No way I'm ever having a faecal transplant, that's a total non-starter.

    Studies shown that people who have only a Veg diet need stronger antibiotics to over came the same infection has a person with have meat in the diet.

    Funny, it wasn't long ago I was getting thumbs down from (jealous?) sickly folk prone to headaches, colds and stomach upsets, for mentioning the fact that I very, very rarely have any need to take any kind of medicine. My immune system is fine. (Again, thank you).

    Seriously though, I eat healthily, I enjoy my food (very much) and I am in the pink of health; you find most of your food tastes like crap, and gut flora and infections are a serious concern for you. Which of us is doing things right, I wonder?

    Posted in: Daikon is most eaten vegetable in Japan: survey

  • -1

    cleo

    Who is harassing who? You have no sympathy to Taiji people

    Certainly no sympathy for the 'Taiji people' who continue to harass, torture and slaughter the dolphins.

    I see many, many more Japanese people enjoying Dolphin Swim/Watching tours than I see eating dolphin meat. Swimming with wild dolphins is magical. I cannot imagine how or why any normal human being would get in the water with a pod of dolphins and think the obvious thing to do is chop them to pieces.

    Posted in: O'Barry released by police in Taiji

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    cleo

    All the person has to eat is what you will not allow yourself to eat because you dislike the taste. So you allow the other person who invited you to share a meal with to eat alone and you sit there and watch.

    In order to avoid that happening, I tell people up front that I am vegetarian. That saves them the expense and trouble of buying and preparing meat and/or fish that isn't going to be eaten. My Japanese (and non-Japanese, dunno why you make the distinction) friends are perfectly OK with it. Some restaurants/ryokan are not OK with it; if I warn them beforehand they can tell me if they cannot/are unwilling to prepare food that I can enjoy, and I can take my custom elsewhere, better for all concerned.

    (Being vegetarian, by the way, is not a question of 'disliking the taste' or 'not allowing yourself to eat'. It's an aversion to eating stuff you don't consider legitimate food. You might be able to force my crappy brussels sprouts down (for which I would not thank you), but would you silently consume literal crap if it was put on your plate? I'm sure you do not consume (e.g.) mouse droppings; is it because you 'dislike the taste'? Because you 'don't allow yourself to eat' them? Or is it because mouse droppings are simply not food to you? )

    I bet you eat with a silver spoon

    Nah, silver tarnishes too easily. Stainless cutlery and varnished wooden chopsticks are my utensils of choice. Fingers too, sometimes.

    Posted in: Daikon is most eaten vegetable in Japan: survey

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    cleo

    A friend of mine gets flown in from Canada every year for a month every winter to do it

    For a month in winter, yes, reasonable. Starting in September, Santa before he's had any mince pies to fill him out a bit and without his snow boots, Noooo.

    Posted in: Early visit from Santa

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    cleo

    Did he not understand the request?

    I don't imagine he's fluent in Japanese.

    Posted in: O'Barry released by police in Taiji

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    cleo

    Cleo are you one of those total rude people will not eat something a person spent their time and money cooking and a place at there table because it dose not taste nice. Harden up and eat your Vegs

    No, John-san, I'm one of those totally reasonable people who, if someone is going to feed me, I tell them up front what I do not/cannot eat, so that they don't waste their time, energy and money in the first place and it doesn't get put on my plate in the second. If you came to my place for a meal, accepted my precious sprouts that I'd spent a great deal of time growing, cultivating and picking (and not too much time cooking - sprouts should never be overcooked) and forced them down your gullet thinking all the time they tasted like excrement, I would not consider you to be very polite at all. I could have enjoyed those sprouts. If you don't like something, leave it for the people who do.

    I have not got a advision(sic) to Vegs.... all Vegs to me taste like cr%p

    Bit of a contradiction there?

    Posted in: Daikon is most eaten vegetable in Japan: survey

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    cleo

    If they cops wanted to harass, he would have been given a fine for driving without a license and deported.

    How was he driving without a license? The passport was in the car.

    As it stands, they held him until someone produced his passport

    From inside the car.

    Posted in: O'Barry released by police in Taiji

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    cleo

    Daikon is the one veggie we rarely buy - Mr cleo don't like it, in any shape or form.

    I said they look like weird and they taste like C%%%P but I still eat them if on my plate. That because I think it is Totally rude not to eat what is on your plate

    John-san, if you don't like brussels sprouts, better not to put them on your plate in the first place! What a waste! They're one of my all-time favourite veggies, and in woefully short supply in Japan. I'll be planting seedlings soon, hopefully to have enough sprouts to go with Christmas dinner. (There's never enough sprouts...)

    Posted in: Daikon is most eaten vegetable in Japan: survey

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    cleo

    There are many issues to be addressed such as regional revitalization and the low birthrate

    Sez the man who lives in Tokyo and has no kids.

    Posted in: Noda expresses readiness to run against Abe in LDP presidential race

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    cleo

    OK...he should have carried his passport but didn't.

    It seems the 'missing passport was later found in O'Barry's car'. Maybe if they'd given him time to rummage in the glove compartment or wherever instead of hauling him straight off to the police station, there would have been no news story here.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/activist-ric-obarry-freed-japanese-cops-after-start-dolphin-hunt-n419571

    Posted in: O'Barry released by police in Taiji

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    cleo

    And thank you to mother nature for getting the first planned hunt cancelled due to high seas and bad weather.

    Posted in: U.S. activist featured in dolphin hunt film 'The Cove' arrested

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    cleo

    the kindness and respect you suggest to extend will most likely not be returned

    Is that the only reason you would consider treating a person with a modicum of human decency? Because you expect to get something back in return from a whole group of other people who have probably never met nor heard of the person you have in front of you?

    I don't see this as any different than me asking not to have pumpkin as I don't like it

    More like asking not to have something you find disgusting or dirty. Like a plate with sticky fingerprints on it. Or a glass with someone else's lipstick on it. Or stewed cockroach.

    Posted in: Muslim man accidentally served bacon while being detained at immigration center

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    cleo

    Any body who drives drunken should not be praised

    He was not driving 'drunken'.

    Posted in: U.S. activist featured in dolphin hunt film 'The Cove' arrested

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    cleo

    And he couldn't bother removing the bacon?

    The article says that he was unaware the bacon was there until after he'd eaten it, so whether he could 'bother' to remove it or not is irrelevant.

    Still, I've been served meals containing bits of ham/bacon/chicken after I'd asked for a vegetarian meal; picking bits of carcass out of your food is not something that titivates the appetite. When that happens, I always send it back. Imagine you were served a salad laced with something you found disgusting, or dirty; would you be happy eating your salad after you'd, say, picked out bits of snot? Chopped caterpillar? How about a salad you'd seen the server sneeze over?

    After doing an illegal thing

    The article says the man was at the centre for 'unknown reasons'. Could have been a bureaucratic slip-up, an honest mistake, something as simple as an illegible date-stamp in his passport/entry permit...it's not like he was a serial killer or anything.

    Posted in: Muslim man accidentally served bacon while being detained at immigration center

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    cleo

    I could certainly never be so cavalier as to say "oh well, if it doesn't work out, I'll just give it away."

    I should hope not. But if you found yourself (for whatever reason, none of us can read tomorrow) unable to care properly for the pet, which would be the better course of action - being so cavalier as to shove the pet in a cage/outdoors and leaving it to its own devices, or putting it in the hands of someone who can and is willing to care for it and make sure that it is happy? There are plenty of mothers of human infants who, unable to provide a home themselves, do what's best for the child and give it up for adoption. Letting a child/pet go doesn't always mean you're indifferent or don't care about the child's/pet's welfare. Far from it.

    Posted in: What do you think of people who refer to their pets as their children?

  • 2

    cleo

    since the citizenry is so unhappy with this flexibility, it is their right to amend it to something else ... through procedures of course

    The citizenry are not unhappy with Article 9 and any flexibility it may contain, they are unhappy with the way Abe is twisting it to try and make it mean something it was obviously never meant to mean. And tearing holes in the constitutional process as he does so.

    The only reason Abe has not called for a referendum is not because he believes he will fail but he knows he will not gain the 2/3 vote within the house of representatives

    In other words, because he knows he will fail. That's the whole point of the need for a ⅔ vote, to prevent some dumb botchan offspring of a war criminal from riding roughshod over the Constitution.

    If Abe thinks the only reason the majority of the population are against his policy is that it hasn't been 'explained' to them properly, then he is demonstrably failing in his job to do the necessary explaining. If it's so important, then he needs to go the extra mile to make sure people do understand and agree. My impression is that people object precisely because they have listened to the 'explanation' and they don't like it one bit.

    Posted in: 120,000 protest against security bills outside Diet

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    cleo

    Abe is doing what an elected representative has to do at times

    Trample on the constitution? Really?

    Prepare a new Article 9 that's more restrictive than the current one. When the next election comes, vote out the present representatives and vote in new ones that would air this new constitution and then go through the amendment process and perhaps understand why Abe chose to just find another reading of the existing text.

    There's nowt wrong with the present Article 9. We all know why Abe chose to 'reinterpret' the constitution. There's a reason the constitution is made difficult to change.

    Posted in: 120,000 protest against security bills outside Diet

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