AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > General > General Chat

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2010-01-25, 23:52   Link #5681
Seitsuki
Onee!
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Auckland, NZ
Pretty sure it's more the mindset: "if I have alot of kids, they'll be able to support me (by working) later on"
or "if I have a lot of kids it'll increase the chance of some surviving and supporting me later on"
or yeah maybe just they didn't plan on it.. -_-
__________________
thanks to Patchy ♥
Seitsuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-25, 23:53   Link #5682
TinyRedLeaf
. . .
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Singapore
Age: 39
Shrine's town makes 1B yen, thanks to Lucky Star
Quote:
Washimiya (Jan 26): The town of Washimiya estimates that the Lucky Star anime has brought over one billion yen (US$11 million) into the local economy after the town's main shrine was featured in the anime in 2007.

While the full economic impact of Lucky Star cannot be determined for certain, sales of related goods alone have been pegged at 70 million yen. Visitors during the traditional three-day New Year's holidays increased from 90,000 in 2007 to 450,000 this year. At over 500 hits a day, the town's commerce and industry associations says it has the most popular website of any such association in the country.

Lucky Star fans began making "holy pilgrimages" to the town's main shrine after the anime featured Kagami and Tsukasa Hiiragi twin sister characters who supposedly work at the shrine as miko (shrine maidens).

Manga creator Kagami Yoshimizu had lived just one city to the east of Washimiya when he began drawing the original Lucky Star manga. The town is named Washimiya, but the shrine is called Washinomiya.

- ANIME NEWS NETWORK
TinyRedLeaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 00:46   Link #5683
Xellos-_^
Married
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: R'lyeh
Age: 38
Quote:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...e175315S05.DTL

Pernell Roberts, the ruggedly handsome actor who shocked Hollywood by leaving TV's "Bonanza" at the height of its popularity, then found fame again years later on "Trapper John, M.D.," has died. He was 81.
and the last Cartright rides off into the sunset.
__________________
Xellos-_^ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 00:47   Link #5684
Xellos-_^
Married
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: R'lyeh
Age: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikita View Post
Pretty sure it's more the mindset: "if I have alot of kids, they'll be able to support me (by working) later on"
or "if I have a lot of kids it'll increase the chance of some surviving and supporting me later on"
or yeah maybe just they didn't plan on it.. -_-
you forgot if i got have more kids

1. i will get more attentions (octomom)
2. i will get more welfare.
__________________
Xellos-_^ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 01:10   Link #5685
Tom Bombadil
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2007
One other important factor for more kids is the lack of education, hence the shortsightedness.

Consider the following black humor that was popular back a while ago in China. A visitor held a conversation with a kid in a poor and remote village.

"what are you doing?"
"Shepherding."
"Why?"
"To make money."
"What do you do with the money?"
"Get married."
"What do you do after getting married?"
"Raise a few kids. "
"What will the kids do when they grow up?"
"Shepherd."

The moral from the story was that kid should be in school to break this vicious circle. Unfortunately the Chinese government seems to care much less about these important things nowadays.
__________________
Tom Bombadil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 01:25   Link #5686
LynnieS
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: China
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
One other important factor for more kids is the lack of education, hence the shortsightedness.
Among the possible reasons, there are also (1) religion and (2) the need to have some way to take care of the elderly. Having children means that there is a way to take care of the parents when they become old. Having more children means they don't have to sacrifice as much as they would if the number was just 1 or 2. If you remove the whole social security/pension/retirement benefits, having children and grandchildren becomes a need than a luxury.

Education... Not sure of it as a cause, to be honest. Certainly in China, historically, there are major tenets of thought that favor education, but they also combine that with a belief in family. The trend of a highly educated population delaying marriage and the start of a nuclear family is tied more closely, IMHO, to the need of more time to settle down in a career.
__________________
"If ignorance is bliss, then why aren't more people happy?" -- Misc.

Currently listening: Nadda
Currently reading: Procrastination for the win!
Currently playing: "Quest of D", "Border Break" and "Gundam Senjou no Kizuna".
Waiting for: "Shining Force Cross"!
LynnieS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 02:02   Link #5687
FateAnomaly
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
I personally think its because the only entertainment that they can afford is screwing each other.
FateAnomaly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 05:13   Link #5688
Kaioshin Sama
Banned
 
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Neither Here nor There
Age: 29
Send a message via MSN to Kaioshin Sama
The Supreme Court of The United States apparently tore apart the McCain-Feingold act which was supposed to limit the amount that any single person or concern could contribute to a political candidate.

While the decision apparently doesn't remove the restrictions on campaign contributions it recognizes the right of corporations to purchase advertisements on their own behalf in order to express support for or to attack political candidates any way they see fit, which more or less circumvents the McCain-Feingold act. Are we getting close to the cyberpunk imagined era of corporate domination over politics and/or does this mean that corporations are one step closer to being able to hand pick candidates for office who are variable to their interests via the use of near limitless funds for influential advertisement?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TinyRedLeaf View Post
Shrine's town makes 1B yen, thanks to Lucky StarWashimiya (Jan 26): The town of Washimiya estimates that the Lucky Star anime has brought over one billion yen (US$11 million) into the local economy after the town's main shrine was featured in the anime in 2007.

While the full economic impact of Lucky Star cannot be determined for certain, sales of related goods alone have been pegged at 70 million yen. Visitors during the traditional three-day New Year's holidays increased from 90,000 in 2007 to 450,000 this year. At over 500 hits a day, the town's commerce and industry associations says it has the most popular website of any such association in the country.

Lucky Star fans began making "holy pilgrimages" to the town's main shrine after the anime featured Kagami and Tsukasa Hiiragi — twin sister characters who supposedly work at the shrine as miko (shrine maidens).

Manga creator Kagami Yoshimizu had lived just one city to the east of Washimiya when he began drawing the original Lucky Star manga. The town is named Washimiya, but the shrine is called Washinomiya.

- ANIME NEWS NETWORK
If they really want to start raking in the dough they ought to try and build some sort of statue or monument to the series since if the 1/1 statue of the RX-78-2 Gundam is any indication that is where the real money is. I remember reading another article about Shizuoka City that says that city officials expect the statue to bring over 40 Billion yen into the city in tourism revenue. They also think it can attract almost a million visitors over the course of the next year or so that it will be up there.
Kaioshin Sama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 05:17   Link #5689
monir
cho~ kakkoii
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: 3rd Planet
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaioshin Sama View Post
The Supreme Court of The United States apparently tore apart the McCain-Feingold act which was supposed to limit the amount that any single person or concern could contribute to a political candidate.

While the decision apparently doesn't remove the restrictions on campaign contributions it recognizes the right of corporations to purchase advertisements on their own behalf in order to express support for or to attack political candidates any way they see fit, which more or less circumvents the McCain-Feingold act. Are we getting close to the cyberpunk imagined era of corporate domination over politics and/or does this mean that corporations are one step closer to being able to hand pick candidates for office who are variable to their interests via the use of near limitless funds for influential advertisement?
It simply means the average Americans will be forced to make decision out of their own interest rather than what the people in the magical box with gazillion of color pixel are stating. In the same breath I believe I need to mention that president Bush was elected... TWICE. The future is indeed looking bleak.
__________________
Eat and sleep! And Solace. Sig by RRW.
Space Brothers Executive member of the ASS. Ready to flee at the first sign of trouble.
monir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 05:21   Link #5690
Vexx
Obey the Darkly Cute ...
*Author
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: On the whole, I'd rather be in Kyoto ...
Age: 57
There's some dispute about the "elected" part but meh...

Yes, we are indeed screwed in the US.... welcome to Neocron, the fascist future of undying immortal artificial entity overlords (otherwise known as corporations).
Vexx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 05:28   Link #5691
Kaioshin Sama
Banned
 
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Neither Here nor There
Age: 29
Send a message via MSN to Kaioshin Sama
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vexx View Post
There's some dispute about the "elected" part but meh...

Yes, we are indeed screwed in the US.... welcome to Neocron, the fascist future of undying immortal artificial entity overlords (otherwise known as corporations).
I was thinking more along the lines of Shadowrun. Hell Blackwater USA is already almost like an organized group of Shadowrunners in terms of what they do. We've also got the whole implant thing, the matrix (world wide web), and widespread use of credit sticks (i.e debit cards) for monetary transactions down that Shadowrun predicted all the way back in 1989 so if magic ends up turning out to be real in 2011 like it does in the Shadowrun universe I think things will start to get interesting.

Last edited by Kaioshin Sama; 2010-01-26 at 05:41.
Kaioshin Sama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 06:01   Link #5692
Haruka_Kitten
The AnimeSuki Pet kitten
*IT Support
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: A furry den
Age: 21
Send a message via MSN to Haruka_Kitten Send a message via Yahoo to Haruka_Kitten Send a message via Skype™ to Haruka_Kitten
Well, if the world did become an apocalyptic wasteland, then I wouldn't have to hear the numerous complaints about people and hook turning, among other things like Climate Change and all that other nonsense that appears every time I switch on my television.

I find it hard to believe we'll cause something like that to happen though. Climate Change will still happen, crap will still flood the air waves, and people will still fail to negotiate a right turn from the left hand lane.

(Yes, I'm cynical, and somewhat ignorant)
__________________
"That bus! It has an awesome ring to it!"

Last edited by Haruka_Kitten; 2010-01-26 at 06:04. Reason: Redundancy punctuation
Haruka_Kitten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 06:12   Link #5693
MeoTwister5
Komrades of Kitamura Kou
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Where I can learn to be lonely.
Age: 29
I'd prefer a Mad Max meets Fallout type of setting but that's just me.

Last edited by MeoTwister5; 2010-01-26 at 08:43.
MeoTwister5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 08:21   Link #5694
Hope Estheim
A Hope of Light beckons..
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: KL.
Age: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by TinyRedLeaf View Post
You know, that reminds me of an anectode I heard 3years ago, from one of my cosplay shop owner's (I was a sleeping investor in cosplay shops then.) suppliers. Square Enix was still building FFXIII then, but someone inside heard that one of the designers got a call from a politican in a remote area in Japan.

He wanted FFXIII to be based on his consituency, which is in Kyushu, if I'm not wrong. The offer was flatly refused by SqEx, for reasons unknown. Maybe they didn't want to see profits leak.

But FF VS XIII is based on Shibuya...
Hope Estheim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 11:57   Link #5695
karthak
Baruk Khazad
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: finland
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8480161.stm

A French parliamentary committee has recommended a partial ban on women wearing Islamic face veils.

The committee's near 200-page report has proposed a ban in hospitals, schools, government offices and on public transport.


Goddamn ironic. Some countries are condemned because they force women to wear certain clothes, and now one of the countries doing the condemning wants to prohibit women from wearing certain clothes.
Boils down to same thing in my opinion, regulating what you are allowed to wear. A democracy shouldn't even contemplate passing laws like these, and I say this as a near-militant atheist who doesn't give a turd about Islam, Christianity or any other religion. If those women want to wear veils that completely cover their faces, LET THEM. Not letting them wear them is just as vile as forcing them to wear them.
karthak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 12:17   Link #5696
justinstrife
Queen Sheryl's Protector
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: John Galt Railroad
Age: 34
Send a message via AIM to justinstrife Send a message via Skype™ to justinstrife
Quote:
Originally Posted by monir View Post
It simply means the average Americans will be forced to make decision out of their own interest rather than what the people in the magical box with gazillion of color pixel are stating. In the same breath I believe I need to mention that president Bush was elected... TWICE. The future is indeed looking bleak.
And Obama was elected in 2008. What's your point?
justinstrife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 12:23   Link #5697
Xellos-_^
Married
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: R'lyeh
Age: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vexx View Post
There's some dispute about the "elected" part but meh...

Yes, we are indeed screwed in the US.... welcome to Neocron, the fascist future of undying immortal artificial entity overlords (otherwise known as corporations).
i thought Detroit in Robocop ran pretty well, at least it doesn't seem to be any worst then then currently as it is run by elected officials.

Quote:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle7003032.ece

China could end a centuries-old custom and remove dogs and cats from the menu in the nation’s first draft law against animal abuse.
Anyone caught eating them would face a fine of as much as 5,000 yuan (450) and up to 15 days in jail if the law is passed.
The draft is expected to be sent to the parliament, the National People’s Congress, in April, state media said.
Dog is an age-old delicacy. Its meat is believed to have warming properties making it particularly favoured as a winter dish. Consumption of dog meat – known euphemistically as “fragrant meat” – is most widespread in northeastern China where temperatures plunge in the winter months. But restaurants with signs out offering “fragrant meat’ can be seen in almost every city in China.

What is the difference between eating cats and dogs vs eating pigs and cow? isn't it hypocritical of the animal rights activist to pat themselves on the back about getting dogs and cats off menu while eating a burger?
__________________
Xellos-_^ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 13:55   Link #5698
Vexx
Obey the Darkly Cute ...
*Author
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: On the whole, I'd rather be in Kyoto ...
Age: 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xellos-_^ View Post
What is the difference between eating cats and dogs vs eating pigs and cow? isn't it hypocritical of the animal rights activist to pat themselves on the back about getting dogs and cats off menu while eating a burger?
I find this pretty bizarre myself... meat is meat. If its raised for eating, its meat. The "pet" thing is a cultural artifact. I mean... they're all mammals and therefore close enough on the "Hey, I'm here" sentience list to feel uncomfortable about.
Vexx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 15:13   Link #5699
Sinestra
ショ ン (^^)
*IT Support
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Freedom Guard Ship Amaterasu
Send a message via AIM to Sinestra Send a message via MSN to Sinestra Send a message via Yahoo to Sinestra
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vexx View Post
I find this pretty bizarre myself... meat is meat. If its raised for eating, its meat. The "pet" thing is a cultural artifact. I mean... they're all mammals and therefore close enough on the "Hey, I'm here" sentience list to feel uncomfortable about.
I guarantee if these people were starving their little pointless argument would go right out the window while they licking their chops. If you can kill it then you can eat it. Just because humanity has labeled these animals pets does not change the fact that they are still animals.
__________________
Sinestra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-01-26, 15:36   Link #5700
Armored Knight
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Eating birds of prey, cats, dogs and those dirty pigs is disgusting and unhealthy.

Cow, sheep, deer, gazelle, camels and goat meat is something good to eat. Sheep meet is my favourite and gazelle is the best but it is too expensive.
Armored Knight is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
current affairs, discussion, international, news

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:20.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
We use Silk.