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    Yes, but that's relevant to what I wrote...

    Yes, but that's relevant to what I wrote because......?

    Besides, it should be obvious it's not exclusively a political tool. Otherwise, why would people outside of those countries also feel so...
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    There's.... quite a lot of different reasons for...

    There's.... quite a lot of different reasons for people to study Chinese, actually. Language isn't solely for business. To suggest that and then say something along the lines that "Well, so...
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    I agree with Minty. The over-dependence on the...

    I agree with Minty. The over-dependence on the usage of popular maxims "forgive and forget" and "let bygones be bygones" and "it's all in the past" is now getting ridiculous, often cited by naive...
  4. Poll: Did you bother reading the rest of the post after...

    Did you bother reading the rest of the post after the title?
  5. Don't worry Maciamo. It was something that...

    Don't worry Maciamo. It was something that bothered you, so it's understandable.

    Hope you like Belgium! How do you like it there now so far?
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    Good point. That's a ridiculous...

    Good point.



    That's a ridiculous proposition that any self-respecting civil rights activist/sociologist/intellectual creature would scoff at. Too bad I can't understand enough to argue back. ...
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    Bibinbahell: I agree with most of what you've...

    Bibinbahell: I agree with most of what you've said, at least, in the context in which I can understand them; I don't understand Japanese, so I can't really comment on your conversation with kkkktttt....
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    Toxic spill in Harbin, water supply cut off

    A toxic spill of benzene in the city of Harbin has led to an indefinite water supply shutoff.

    BBC source link



    News sources in Beijing and other areas have been openly critical about...
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    To me, what I find really disturbing is the first...

    To me, what I find really disturbing is the first example, but coupled with a certain sense of denial, followed up by a need to rationalize their racism. Doesn't the nihonjiron(?) and concepts of...
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    I'm with you both on this. One of the most...

    I'm with you both on this.

    One of the most depressing things when you start to get into Japanese culture is precisely learning the ridiculous lack of awareness about racism, and the extent to...
  11. Tokyoite, your comment is exactly the kind of...

    Tokyoite, your comment is exactly the kind of ignorance that I despise the most. You provide no arguments, only meaningless assumptions. You provide no logical premises, only faulty conclusions. ...
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    I stayed there for a month visiting relatives. ...

    I stayed there for a month visiting relatives. Hm... some tips?

    Be prepared for not just hot weather, but oppressive humid weather.

    It's amazingly small, as you probably know already. I mean...
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    It's very distressing, even to those who do not...

    It's very distressing, even to those who do not live in China but wish to see their residents able to enjoy actually being able to speak freely without being bullied (I hate bullies).

    And- Here...
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    Poll: I guess it depends on the context. I just came...

    I guess it depends on the context. I just came back from a science class, so I may have been unconsciously imagining them in a lab/research context and where I find these creatures (minus the...
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    Poll: Your post reminds me of an article I read a while...

    Your post reminds me of an article I read a while ago relating to sleep position and personality:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3112170.stm



    Might not have been exactly the article I...
  16. Hi bluubear, and welcome to the forum. Thanks...

    Hi bluubear, and welcome to the forum.

    Thanks for standing up against those insensitive whitewashers. Actually, McTojo was banned recently due to the offensive nature of his posts, so rest...
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    Poll: Right now I'm on Camino, for the Mac. IE had a...

    Right now I'm on Camino, for the Mac. IE had a whole slew of problems on both my former PC and my current mac, so that was completely ruled out. Safari, my default Mac browser was good at first,...
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    I guess... But I tend to see some of Maciamo's...

    I guess... But I tend to see some of Maciamo's posts as more about describing the situation he lives in more than how he organizes his framework of thought when dealing. That is, how he actively...
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    I have no intention of changing my nationality,...

    I have no intention of changing my nationality, but I've been curious: how have you, Maciamo, been able to deal with that losing of belongingness and alienation that you've described?
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    Please pardon the cheeky post

    Oh, Koizumi isn't that bad-looking. In fact, if it weren't for his complete disregard and disrespect for other countries, his utter idiocy in foreign affairs, and other items that pretty much make...
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    I agree. Chinaman is more often used in a...

    I agree. Chinaman is more often used in a derogatory way, especially in Western countries. I understand that you may not notice the difference because you've never seen in used in that way, but...
  22. Oh dear, I didn't know you were in the New...

    Oh dear, I didn't know you were in the New Orleans, pinkkillerkisou :( This is woefully late, but I hope things are doing okay for you guys.

    Anyway, I know the seasons as basically:

    Miserable...
  23. Right as rain, Kara_Nari. Where poverty is...

    Right as rain, Kara_Nari. Where poverty is concerned prostitution isn't just another business in which the seller gets the money and is all happy. There's more to the world than simply making money.
  24. Thanks for completely simplifying the issue. Now...

    Thanks for completely simplifying the issue. Now why did they have to make that effort to fly to China on that particular date (assuming you even read the article)?



    Me? You? Dear me! But...
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    Well, FoxNews has always been reliable,...

    Well, FoxNews has always been reliable, especially with their completely unbiased perspectives....




    Aha, I got you there, didn't I? :p For me, it's BBC all the way. That or The Onion (hey,...
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