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Despicable: Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling

Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:29 am

Japan to restart commercial whale hunts
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46682976

I find this so offensive I am going to stop buying Japanese goods until it is stopped.

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Re: Despicable: Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling

Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:28 am

Japan and whale hunts

China and Rhino horns

England and Brexit

US and Automatic weapons

One wonders how you irradicate the stupid out of a modern society?

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Re: Despicable: Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling

Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:51 pm

The problem is 100,000+ year old brains in that "modern" society...
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Re: Despicable: Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling

Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:49 pm

Maybe this will make you feel less upset at the Japanese:
In Japan, almost 450,000 more people died than were born in 2018
https://qz.com/1507590/japans-populatio ... reddit.com
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Re: Despicable: Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling

Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:04 pm

DanCar wrote:Maybe this will make you feel better:
In Japan, almost 450,000 more people died than were born in 2018
https://qz.com/1507590/japans-populatio ... reddit.com


Why would that make anyone happy. That is a sad fact.
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Re: Despicable: Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling

Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:24 am

^^^
Because of the not having children discussion that found its way into viewtopic.php?p=542098#p542098. :lol:

(I glossed over most of that but there were definitely some amusing responses like viewtopic.php?p=543611#p543611...)

That said, I have read in numerous places that Japan's shrinking population does and will cause a bunch of problems. Examples at https://www.businessinsider.com/japans- ... omb-2018-6.

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Re: Despicable: Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling

Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:22 pm

cwerdna wrote:^^^
Because of the not having children discussion that found its way into http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 98#p542098. :lol:

(I glossed over most of that but there were definitely some amusing responses like http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... #p543611...)

That said, I have read in numerous places that Japan's shrinking population does and will cause a bunch of problems. Examples at https://www.businessinsider.com/japans- ... omb-2018-6.

Yes, individual countries like Japan have birth rates well below the replacement rate, and that will cause those countries demographic problems that will require immigration to fix (and Japan places a high value on the homogeneity of their society, so it would be a big change for them). China is another country facing a demographic hole, thanks to the 'one-child' policy that was continued much too long. In order to shrink the world's population without causing this sort of issue, a world birthrate around 1.8 - 1.9 seems to be about right, below the replacement rate of 2.1 (for developed countries; higher for those with higher infant mortality rates), but above the level where you're facing what in China (2016 birth rate 1.62) is called the 4-2-1 problem: one grandchild will be supporting the retirement of two parents and up to four grandparents. The alternative is that better health care and lifestyles allow more people who want to work to do so as long as they want, or (as is being developed in Japan), robot companions will take over much of elderly health care and assistance.
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Re: Despicable: Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling

Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:54 pm

One reason the Japanese are doing so much with Robotics is they are trying to come up with robots or androids that will care for the increasing numbers of elderly Japanese. I'm not kidding.
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Re: Despicable: Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling

Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:34 pm

SageBrush wrote:Japan to restart commercial whale hunts
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46682976

I find this so offensive I am going to stop buying Japanese goods until it is stopped.

x-posted from TMC


Oh so are you a vegan too! Awesome! High five brother!

If you aren't a vegan, you can think about the industry that you are supporting every day called animal agriculture. Take a look at this before judging the japanese that hard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQRAfJyEsko

There is a challenge going on every year called veganuary, if you truly are interested in making a better world https://veganuary.com/

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Re: Despicable: Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling

Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:52 pm

Dala wrote:Oh so are you a vegan too! Awesome! High five brother!

I view hunting whales much the same as I would view hunting humans.

Cows -- not so much. But to answer your question, I am vegan.
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