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Things you can do in other countries but not in America.
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paul25454 wrote:
On the whole confrontation we the United States kind of broke them of that. Japan used to be like every other country. Now they just want to better themselves.


Maybe as a country, but as a society - they're still anti-confrontation. You don't confront things head-on with someone in Japan because it's offensive. That hasn't changed at all. Harmony and avoidance of confrontation will always be more important in Japan than "individual values or ideas".
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paul25454 wrote:
On the whole confrontation we the United States kind of broke them of that. Japan used to be like every other country. Now they just want to better themselves.


Maybe as a country, but as a society - they're still anti-confrontation. You don't confront things head-on with someone in Japan because it's offensive. That hasn't changed at all. Harmony and avoidance of confrontation will always be more important in Japan than "individual values or ideas".


That is true
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How do you people not go insane when all you do is derail any possible subject into some political bullshit? How do you not get beaten up irl due to your unrelentlessness?
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Japan has weird laws on gambling really strict
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There was something passed allowing trans people to use the proper bathrooms recently but even more recently it was revoked by a talking piece of butterscotch.

Edit: Oh, and because I care way too much about grammar, transgenders isn't a word. That's like saying colourblinds instead of colourblind people. Not that it matters.


It's the natural evolution of language. If a string of vocals becomes widely used and understood within a population speaking a language it becomes part of that language. If we didn't do this we wouldn't have new words and we would still say "Submersible Vessel" instead of the more shorthanded (but less specific) "Submarine."

Usage gives a word its meaning. I've seen this usage enough to immediately understand. It has likely already become a part of American English. A bit dehumanizing though, isn't it?


I don't know that I would say dehumanizing, especially not in ALA's case, as I doubt very much that he meant any harm with it. You may be right, I may just be behind on the times, linguistically. Although in my defense you say its just now becoming a part of american english, so it could be explained by my country subscribing to a variation closer to UK English.
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GreatLordBalzak

It's the natural evolution of language. If a string of vocals becomes widely used and understood within a population speaking a language it becomes part of that language. If we didn't do this we wouldn't have new words and we would still say "Submersible Vessel" instead of the more shorthanded (but less specific) "Submarine."

Usage gives a word its meaning. I've seen this usage enough to immediately understand. It has likely already become a part of American English. A bit dehumanizing though, isn't it?


I kind of just stumbled upon this conversation out of boredom and interest and then i saw the most recent discussion with you and Octo

I can assure you i didn't mean anything dehumanizing about it, "transgenders" is just how i'm used to saying it, it comes mostly out of laziness, I apologize for any negative connotation you thought I was attaching to it.
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TheAngryLittleAlchemist wrote:
I can assure you i didn't mean anything dehumanizing about it, "transgenders" is just how i'm used to saying it, it comes mostly out of laziness, I apologize for any negative connotation you thought I was attaching to it.


It's all good. I will usually always attribute something to laziness first. It's the true mother of invention.

To be on topic: I don't really know much, America truly does have many freedoms... dissent is one that must exist even if the dissenters have malicious intent at times. If I had to pick something I'd say Symetrical Gigabit Internet Service. Sure you could find a place with access to it, but if you want it to your home it's simply not affordable with the prices the ISPs charge to run infrastructure in the US.

Sony fiber over in JP though... very reasonable rates for both the service and the infrastructure last I checked. I'm pretty sure South Korea has it good too. Those internet cafe's and their prices are amazing.
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Visit Cuba.
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just about every thing
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sit in a public park and have a nice cold beer
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Buy a Kinderegg.

Also, are we really having the whole "I don't understand transsexuals so my opinion must be just as good as science" thing AGAIN?



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>totally normal looking person that just looks a bit androgynous from the back
whatliberalsactuallybelieve.jpg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GXIaHjZ-Ok
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sit in a public park and have a nice cold beer


Meet your new best friend



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You know the Young Turks are responsible for radicalizing Gavin Long, right?


As for the content, if you want to be treated a certain way, act/dress a certain way.
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in Japan you can have a frosty cold mug with no need to hide it
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Amyas_Leigh wrote:
As for the content, if you want to be treated a certain way, act/dress a certain way.


That is some particularly painful irony.
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