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LMFAO wow did I really say all these things? Please respond with direct quotes thanks. Anyways good read as your the only one on CR who thinks I am an anti-semite but who cares I will continue to criticize Israel just to make you happy. Good luck distinguishing your brain to whats criticism against Israel and whats actual criticism against Jewish religion and their people.

But hey this is to be expected when debating ignorant Americans especially concerning Israel/Palestine as they are brainwashed to believing that criticism towards Israel is anti semtic. I dont know how many times I pointed this out from Christians who made this claim and Israeli Jews who also says this is just a trick to silence critics of Israel. I posted and quoted many articles from intelligent Jews when it comes to Palestine and Israel but hey to Seraph who knows nothing but faux news probably thinks they are all self hating Jews. In fact Seraph is so confused how many times has this guy jumped back and foward with his views with Israel Palestine? First he ignorantly stated that even if Israel was in the wrong he would still support them just because of their inventions. So to him Israel inventions > Palestinian lives. Racist maybe? Also know he took back two of his claims calling Normand Finkelstine and Jimmy Carter anti-semities. So he only believe they were anti - semities because in this country they touted them both to be it. Normand self hating jew for criticizing Israel and Jimmy an anti semetic biggot for writing a book criticizing Israel. Last but not least Islam as he made many violent threads toward the religion but hey to him it is completely ok to label a whole religion like Islam just like the west but taboo to criticize any who is Jewish just like the west. Now he takes everything back. So case in point this guy was lost from the beginning taking everything he heard from mainstream at face value without any research then comes on these threads and post bullshit thinking he knows what he is talking about.

Seraph cant find one Jew hating thing I have said. There was even a thread on here trying to blame jews for everything and I jumped in defence for them because it is not Jewish religion but the people who try to abuse the religion to gain sympathy thats the problem. Just like a muslim extremist or an extreme right wing christian to gain political grounds. If anything I will criticize zionism and Israelis just like he criticizes and has a right to criticize muslim extremist who makes my religion look bad and are deplorable in my mind as well. The difference here while I accept his criticism towards those muslims who lost their way he cant accept any criticism towards Israel I mean whats the difference? I can have good talks with Digs and I dont think he hates muslims at all even though me and him have difference of opinions and many things that goes on in the ME.

Now it is so stupid that we had to go off topic like this but I wont let this guy talk bullshit lies about me either. I dont agree with 99% of what he says but I am not going to type no paragraph lieing about him either. We agree to disagree but dont get so sensitive as to start name calling it is childish.

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I can say I'm not the same as those "anti-Japanese" because unlike them, I care about Japan enough for me want to know about their society as a whole. Instead of just referring their society as "unique", yet having no idea why and how "unique" they are.

Do you have any idea how the stagnation in Japanese politics, combined with the "unique" Japanese society, have a negative effect on the Japanese economy? http://socialsciences.ucsc.edu/news_and_events/view_news.php?id=62

Also, the stagnation in Japan has everything to do with how the latest election was decide by yet another landslide victory. Regardless who won the election. In a sense that you don't get a landslide election result every time in a supposedly democratic society, unless just about everyone think the same due to a group-mind, aka elitism mentality.

I don’t remember; are you a United State’s citizen? Well, if so you should know that Russia has a more direct democracy then we do, before you go flaunting the ‘democracy is god,’ card. Besides, Hitler was elected democratically and it was ‘popular sovereignty,’ or regional democracy upon which the foundation of pro-slavery arguments up to, into, and beyond the civil war were built on.

Democracy isn’t a good thing…it’s just tyranny of the majority. Just a thought.

I'm Canadian, actually. And I'm not in total agreement with democratic system, when I know just how dangerous totalitarianism can be.

For when the people as a whole had lost touch with the world and themselves, what's to say they are making a good decision on anything? Don't forget, I was the one that pointed out the downside of democracy in one of your thread here.
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I'm Canadian, actually. And I'm not in total agreement with democratic system, when I know just how dangerous totalitarianism can be.

For when the people as a whole had lost touch with the world and themselves, what's to say they are making a good decision on anything? Don't forget, I was the one that pointed out the downside of democracy in one of your thread here.


Very good then. I was just noting that, while Japan's system may or may not be the most perfect democracy, it's still a pretty awesome system. Since WWII this minute archipelago has managed to become the second most powerful economy in the world, the technological leader outside of the United States, and one of the best education systems in the world. They’ve got a wonderful culture and the people are legitimately happy.
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Huh, you’re still around. I thought you’d left Crunchy Roll. My bad.

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CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote: so what your refereeing to is the tea parties and the birther movement here in america??


Actually I was just speaking from a general perspective, not a specific example. Really, it doesn’t matter which nation you look at. Governments have corruption, and it’s been this way all throughout history…. It’s sort of a Prometheus Unbound conundrum.

From what I’ve studied on the matter the best government is a government with limited power. A republic, not a democracy, and one with checks and balances….but these checks and balances have to be effectively administered. In my opinion the government should have one purpose. To defend the rights of its people…from threats both external and internal.
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CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote: so what your refereeing to is the tea parties and the birther movement here in america??


Actually I was just speaking from a general perspective, not a specific example. Really, it doesn’t matter which nation you look at. Governments have corruption, and it’s been this way all throughout history…. It’s sort of a Prometheus Unbound conundrum.

From what I’ve studied on the matter the best government is a government with limited power. A republic, not a democracy, and one with checks and balances….but these checks and balances have to be effectively administered. In my opinion the government should have one purpose. To defend the rights of its people…from threats both external and internal.


well myself i am an anarchist, i don't believe in any form of government in any way shape or form at all because they always become to corrupt in the end no matter what kind they are. I believe people need to learn how to take care of themselves and their family and that's it but agian that's just me
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Very good then. I was just noting that, while Japan's system may or may not be the most perfect democracy, it's still a pretty awesome system. Since WWII this minute archipelago has managed to become the second most powerful economy in the world, the technological leader outside of the United States, and one of the best education systems in the world. They’ve got a wonderful culture and the people are legitimately happy.
Actually, the Japanese economy is still awful: http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/211180-joseph-trevisani/26838-the-koan-of-yen-safe-haven-and-the-japanese-economy

... The dollar and the yen were the only major currencies that strengthened during the crisis and that alone gave de facto status to each as a safe haven currency. But as the dislocations in the financial system have lessened so has the safe haven benefit to the dollar. Not so, or not nearly so much, for the yen. Why has the Japanese currency retained more of its crisis enhanced quality?

... Perhaps investors expect the Japanese economy to recover earlier than the United States or Europe. Japan is still the second largest economy in the world and its position in Asia and as a supplier to China, the largest industrial country to sustain strong economic growth, could help restore the Japanese economy. But in reality the Japanese economy has been underperforming for more than a 15 years throughout the economic rise of China. Japanese decline is largely due to internal factors, including expensive and protected consumer and agricultural sectors, bureaucratic and regulatory control of much of the economy, pointless and never ending domestic spending and a stultified political system that inhibited most change.

... Yet the policy prescriptions of the DPJ do not give the impression of de-regulatory pro-growth, consumer centered plans for Japan’s economy. Japanese public debt is the highest in the industrialized world at 170% of GDP. Yet the election platform of the DPJ, with its Keynesian emphasis on government spending and its vague anti-capitalist and anti-globalization stances seems particularly ill-suited to reviving the world’s largest export dependant economy.

... The equation of a stronger yen with financial turmoil was not due to the inherent strength and security of the Japanese economy but to the bubble markets in the carry trade and yen funding. The yen did not rise because traders sought the safety of Japanese investments. The yen rose because the currency markets were overwhelmed by the unwinding of the carry trade and yen funding positions.

... Yen strength, to borrow a phrase, prospered in a fit of absence of mind. The tremendous force of the deleveraging carry trade raised the yen to its current heights. But those forces were one way, buying the yen to close shorts but not opening new long positions which would later have to be reversed in their turn.

If the Japanese are still happy now, they need to do something about their rising Yen due to overspending. Otherwise there won't be anything for the Japanese to be happy about, when their aging society collapse due to not enough workforce caused by low birthrate and lack of immigrants.
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SeraphAlford wrote:
Very good then. I was just noting that, while Japan's system may or may not be the most perfect democracy, it's still a pretty awesome system. Since WWII this minute archipelago has managed to become the second most powerful economy in the world, the technological leader outside of the United States, and one of the best education systems in the world. They’ve got a wonderful culture and the people are legitimately happy.
Actually, the Japanese economy is still awful: http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/211180-joseph-trevisani/26838-the-koan-of-yen-safe-haven-and-the-japanese-economy

... The dollar and the yen were the only major currencies that strengthened during the crisis and that alone gave de facto status to each as a safe haven currency. But as the dislocations in the financial system have lessened so has the safe haven benefit to the dollar. Not so, or not nearly so much, for the yen. Why has the Japanese currency retained more of its crisis enhanced quality?

... Perhaps investors expect the Japanese economy to recover earlier than the United States or Europe. Japan is still the second largest economy in the world and its position in Asia and as a supplier to China, the largest industrial country to sustain strong economic growth, could help restore the Japanese economy. But in reality the Japanese economy has been underperforming for more than a 15 years throughout the economic rise of China. Japanese decline is largely due to internal factors, including expensive and protected consumer and agricultural sectors, bureaucratic and regulatory control of much of the economy, pointless and never ending domestic spending and a stultified political system that inhibited most change.

... Yet the policy prescriptions of the DPJ do not give the impression of de-regulatory pro-growth, consumer centered plans for Japan’s economy. Japanese public debt is the highest in the industrialized world at 170% of GDP. Yet the election platform of the DPJ, with its Keynesian emphasis on government spending and its vague anti-capitalist and anti-globalization stances seems particularly ill-suited to reviving the world’s largest export dependant economy.

... The equation of a stronger yen with financial turmoil was not due to the inherent strength and security of the Japanese economy but to the bubble markets in the carry trade and yen funding. The yen did not rise because traders sought the safety of Japanese investments. The yen rose because the currency markets were overwhelmed by the unwinding of the carry trade and yen funding positions.

... Yen strength, to borrow a phrase, prospered in a fit of absence of mind. The tremendous force of the deleveraging carry trade raised the yen to its current heights. But those forces were one way, buying the yen to close shorts but not opening new long positions which would later have to be reversed in their turn.

If the Japanese are still happy now, they need to do something about their rising Yen due to overspending. Otherwise there won't be anything for the Japanese to be happy about, when their aging society collapse due to not enough workforce caused by low birthrate and lack of immigrants.


Hmm what to say what to say well japan is to busy producing the goods we want to have children right now don't get me wrong they need need too but it's more important to them to work than anything else right now. On immigrants america is the same damn way we don't want any here even though we say it's okay for people to come here legally most people i know don't even want that anymore but i guess i can add one thing, America's birth rate is up so much right now due to the fact of all the illegal's here because every time i turn around i see a Mexican lady pregnant at wal-mart or the good-will store that I work at. Back on topic the Japanese have always hated immigrants this is nothing new, the last time i checked it takes about 7 years to get a citizenship to live their (marrying would be much easier), but on some aspects I don't blame them for wanting to keep their culture to themselves since they have such a rich history (feudal wars) and so on, all america has is blood shed when I think about it but meh oh well.
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I really thought this thread gonna be interesting, some hater screwed it and whining just because can't defense his statement in another thread. Could at least we use this thread as a window to look at the greatness of countries across the world? Not the negative one.
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Absolutely. However, I don't wish a day to come; when I would be forced to leave home.
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I've jsut moved to the UK and I'm not budging !
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I really thought this thread gonna be interesting, some hater screwed it and whining just because can't defense his statement in another thread. Could at least we use this thread as a window to look at the greatness of countries across the world? Not the negative one.
this way, we can learn love from one to another...





Out of curiosity, what's your country's view on sustainable designs?

If you what to know what sustainable designs is, you can have a look here: http://www.inhabitat.com/

BTW, quite a nice place that you got there, I can see houses with a natural/passive ventilation design can do great in that environment: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/14/indonesian-d-minution-house-under-under20k/
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Oh, that was him? I remember the remark but I’d forgotten who made it. I’m talking about the sadistic nature thing, just to be clear. Yeah, that’s certainly a racist comment but didn’t he clarify that he meant culturally in a later post? Honestly, I don’t recall. I guess Drizza was always doing that when he was here though.

He would say something racist and then twisted it to say, “well I meant…” and then he’d insert something more politically correct. Like, whenever I was pointing out how the media was only reporting the Palestinian death counts during the Israeli/Hamas conflict. I allowed that the Israeli counts may have been overly optimistic but that the Palestinian accounts were probably overly pessimistic. My point was that we have no reason to trust Palestinian sources over Israeli sources because both sides had a motive for twisting the numbers, so that the truth was likely somewhere in between.

He responded by saying that the Palestinian people have made eye witness testimonies and I countered that there are also contradicting accounts being made by the Jews. He then claimed that the Palestinian witnesses were more trustworthy because of the vast immorality prevalent amongst Jews. Whenever I pointed it out he went and changed things around claiming that he was saying that he MEANT only the witnesses.

Then again he argued that because our secretary of defence is Jewish he’s also suspicious. I pointed out that this was racist profiling and he said it wasn’t because he thinks the man is only Jewish by name.

So I suppose even if Dom did come around and justify his comment I understand where you’re coming from. Still, that’s the only incident –I’VE- witnessed in which he said something seemingly racist. Point is, where he’s concerned I’ll keep an eye out for future indications of a personal prejudice but remain agnostic until I’ve noticed some continuity (as I did with Drizza after his first couple questionable comments).

The fads I was talking about are the crazy hair-style, dark dressing, j-pop maniac styles. Hideki says that there are some people who fit the mold but that it’s not really HUGE. It’s just that you see them occasionally and it’s common enough that nobody makes a big deal out of it but not so common that it’s completely ‘normal.’

Like, whenever you watch an American show where they go to Japan they always make sure to stop some gothic Lolita in a dark maid’s uniform with green hair and cat eyes. But he says that they must actually go around LOOKING for those people because really most days you don’t see ANYONE like that, at least not in person.


Also, I agree with you that you shouldn’t label anyone who opposed Israel an anti-Semite. But that just reminded me of a little anecdote from my life recently.

I was browsing through videos about Israel on youtube. Really, what I wanted to find were video blogs from actually Israelis. I did find a couple. Like, there was this pretty girl going to university. She has epilepsy and goes to middle schools and grade schools to make speeches about her condition to the students. Well, one day she was going to one of these schools to make one of her little speeches and a missile hit the eighth-grade classroom. Everybody was safely evacuated and she acknowledged that there were no casualties but that school had to be canceled and that the children missed out on educational opportunities and how terrified she was, ext.

Anyway, I took a peek at the comments and somebody put this “BULLSHIT,” and then the next “Propaganda,” and there were all of these horrible comments to this girl who really hadn’t done anything wrong. One guy came out and he leaves comment like, “How’s it propaganda? A girl filmed herself talking in her bedroom about something that happened to her…”

He wound up getting flamed and I kind of came in and I was like, “Well he’s right. Besides, there’s no reason to get mad about people trying to get their side of the story out.” Later somebody replied to my comment calling me a Zionist liar and saying I’m racist against the Arabs and that I hate Muslims and was a dirty agent of Israel. Weird, but true.

Anyway, I went back to search and found this other video saying that the Palestinians were not ethnically cleansed but that they chose to leave at the urgings of their own leaders. I pointed out that this wasn’t true. Only 15% of the Palestinians who left Israel in the ethnic cleansing left because of these messages. It’s true that most never saw an Israeli soldier, but they left because they were afraid of getting caught in the middle of the conflict because before Israel was formed a group of Arabs lynched some Jews at the Wailing Wall. The Jews responded by forming a gang and slaughtering innocent Palestinians in the streets.

Well, that earned me the title of a rag-head Muslim anti-Semite nazi skinhead extremist lying fucktard….

I just thought it was amusing…first I'm a Zionist who hates Muslims and Arabs and then I'm a Muslim who hates Jews.



The real indicator that Dom seems to have something against Japan and Japanese people is that he made like 50 topics on how horrible Japan is, and he randomly brings up how horrible Japanese people are every chance he gets. Someone makes a post involving Japan, suddenly he replies with "did u know Japan sucks?" and a list of links with some random studies and articles. In your "N-Word" topic I posted that video of a 'Japanese' family using the word. The video was obviously made by Americans for Americans, Japanese people wouldn't understand that comedy, but he randomly starts saying "That shows the Japanese's sadistic nature...." The randomness and making all those topics and negative posts make it seem like he's on a personal campaign against Japan and it's people.

Yeah, Youtube is not the best place to have a proper discussion.

Anyways, if you have time you should check out some of the new documentaries I've uploaded: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-533565/best-documentaries/#26179027
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The real indicator that Dom seems to have something against Japan and Japanese people is that he made like 50 topics on how horrible Japan is, and he randomly brings up how horrible Japanese people are every chance he gets. Someone makes a post involving Japan, suddenly he replies with "did u know Japan sucks?" and a list of links with some random studies and articles. In your "N-Word" topic I posted that video of a 'Japanese' family using the word. The video was obviously made by Americans for Americans, Japanese people wouldn't understand that comedy, but he randomly starts saying "That shows the Japanese's sadistic nature...." The randomness and making all those topics and negative posts make it seem like he's on a personal campaign against Japan and it's people.

Yeah, Youtube is not the best place to have a proper discussion.

Anyways, if you have time you should check out some of the new documentaries I've uploaded: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-533565/best-documentaries/#26179027

How can it be my personal campaign, when I can agree with people with their views about the Japanese society?

As for the "That shows the Japanese's sadistic nature...." part, you didn't even know what I was talking about and yet, you still accused of me being anti-Japanese. When all I did was observing what's wrong with the Japanese society at their own hands, while I was never the cause of it. Or are you accusing of the social studies and reports have absolutely nothing to do with the Japanese society? Even though they were official journal entries co-edited and published by the Tokyo University's own Department of Social Science.

Until social science becomes a practical applied scientific field, it's only a tool for analyzing and observing how human society works by social scientists. So if you don't like how Japanese society is like from the eyes and ears of social science, you don't have to read nor hear about it. It doesn't matter to someone like me one bit. When all I did wrong was going off topic because of you inappropriately referred a pilot film from Youtube as some sort of documentary.
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How can it be my personal campaign, when I can agree with people with their views about the Japanese society?

As for the "That shows the Japanese's sadistic nature...." part, you didn't even know what I was talking about and yet, you still accused of me being anti-Japanese. When all I did was observing what's wrong with the Japanese society at their own hands, while I was never the cause of it. Or are you accusing of the social studies and reports have absolutely nothing to do with the Japanese society? Even though they were official journal entries co-edited and published by the Tokyo University's own Department of Social Science.

Until social science becomes a practical applied scientific field, it's only a tool for analyzing and observing how human society works by social scientists. So if you don't like how Japanese society is like from the eyes and ears of social science, you don't have to read nor hear about it. It doesn't matter to someone like me one bit. When all I did wrong was going off topic because of you inappropriately referred a pilot film from Youtube as some sort of documentary.


Because they're not constantly campaigning against Japan, you are. There's nothing wrong with social studies and research on societies, but every country has serious social issues and problems, I can list the same amount of articles and research on any country's problems. But you're the only person constantly campaigning against Japan only for some weird reason. Kim Jong Il probably doesn't campaign against Japan as much as you do.
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