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Sagemind says...


Didn't mean to get on a rant. My apologies, hope I didn't offend.
My basis was based on a documentary I say a year ago....
I'm forming conclusions I suppose. I've always had issues with over fishing on general terms. Perhaps my rant was misplaced, rambled on and got away from me.

I may be a bit of a hypocrite though, as even tonight I made soup with my katsuobushi (skipjack tuna) witch is a product of Japan.

SDGundamX said:

Sorry, I'm unclear why you are comparing killing a few hundred dolphins a year to killing the buffalo (which were slaughtered by the millions). I already said the international community should intervene if there was any threat to the continuation of the species by the hunting and no such threat has been shown. And livestock raising is as much of an ecological threat (see this U.N. report) if not more so than overfishing, seeing as it is directly tied to global warming.

I'm curious where you got the facts on Japanese cuisine? I'm also curious what you think the Japanese people should eat if not fish? Before replying, please read this incredibly well-researched essay about the state of food consumption and production in Japan. You'll also want to read this article about the state of maritime fishing which shows that Japan is not nearly as much of a culprit as you seem to be implying--many countries around the world rely on maritime fishing to feed their people--and that by properly managing fishing hauls sustainability can indeed be maintained. In Japan's case especially, because the population (and hence demand for food) will continue to decrease over the next 50 years.

I suspect you are not basing your opinions about Japan off of the evidence. Perhaps you read the articles about blue-fin tuna consumption (Japanese consume 80% of all blue-fin tuna caught and stocks are hitting dangerously low levels), in which case you definitely have an argument against consuming that particular fish but it seems a bit odd to extend that argument to say Japanese people should not be eating fish or that they somehow don't care about the environment.

enoch says...

aw fuck it.
ill make out with ya!
no tongues though..thats just gross.

nice job on that dolphin thread.
keep it classy brother!

Mauru says...

They needed the heavy metal music and fake scream track because you can probably hear the hydraulics of the thing from a mile away ;-)

SDGundamX said:

Definitely *viral.

I LOL'd at the NYC janitor-guy being completely unfazed and giving the thing a look like "I've seen worse."

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lucky760 says...

Very nicely explained.

Here, have some Power Points, on me.

SDGundamX said:

The bitchiness usually is just lurking out of sight, but tends to bubble to the surface especially in "atheism vs religion" and also "cops behaving badly" videos. Some people on the Sift have very strong opinions when it comes to those topics and can't refrain from sarcastically slamming others with different points of view.

For example, if you watch a video of cops potentially behaving badly and don't agree the cops were entirely in the wrong invariably there will be someone on the Sift to accuse you of being a statist or in denail about <insert country name of choice> having become a fascist police state.

Of course, I'll take VS comments over YouTube comments any day of the week. Most people here at least try to be civil even when they're being sarcastic.

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