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Old 11-27-2012, 09:45 AM   #10261
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Are they?
That is kind of the point. But that is a debate about ethics that has no place in this thread.
That's the point, it's an ethical question you are talking about. Physically, they are breathing, and ergo are still alive .

And have you forgotten it's your turn for a question?
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:32 AM   #10262
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Ahh, I missed that one.
I suppose it is a bit unfair but I will have to ask Stichcawl to excuse himself from this session.

Can you name the five clans that has held the post of Seii-Taishogun throughout Japanese history?
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:40 AM   #10263
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I know this as Shogun, but I don't know any names.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:52 AM   #10264
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I know this as Shogun, but I don't know any names.
Seii-Taishogun is the formal title for a Shogun.
征夷大将軍 is shortened to its last two characters 将軍, this is a common feature in the Japanese language. That post has been inhabited by a few different clans, some more well known than others. The trick is to name at least five of those.
I guess I should have explained that in the first posting, I just assumed this was a well known fact.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:56 AM   #10265
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I think it was well-known enough, no extra was needed, but I can't name the clans. Perhaps some guesses:

Sony
Panasonic
Yamaha

I'm joking...
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:30 PM   #10266
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One is called something like Yamamoto, but I can't quite remember, and I can't think of any more . We might well need Stitchawl for this one...
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No Yamamoto I'm afraid. The latter part of the name is correct though, but you need to change the first part.

When I wake up tomorrow and if there is are no correct answers we'll see how many Stitchawl can provide. I'm betting three, but all five if he asks his wife for advice
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:54 PM   #10268
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I am pretty sure that one of them was something like Tokugawa (sp), but that's all I can contribute.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:48 PM   #10269
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Tokugawa is correct. They held the title from 1603 to 1867. Tokugawa was the last Shogun dynasty in Japan.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:46 PM   #10270
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I guess this may differ between countries, but here in Sweden you can die from brain failure. In other words you are proclaimed dead if there is no brain activity but the heart is still beating.
That is true but eventually your heart will stop beating either on its own or through intervention. You cannot bury or cremate an individual whose heart is still beating.

Between the two events is when organ extraction may be performed.

Everyone who has died underwent cardiac arrest (cardiac death) and respiratory distress syndrome.

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Old 11-27-2012, 02:56 PM   #10271
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The only one I remember is Kemmu probably because it's the easiest and noted for being short lived.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:58 PM   #10272
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Tokugawa is correct. They held the title from 1603 to 1867. Tokugawa was the last Shogun dynasty in Japan.
My interest in Japanese novels from Tanizaki on pays of, Th portion of Japanese history, including the Meiji Restoration, is often alluded to.
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The only one I remember is Kemmu probably because it's the easiest and noted for being short lived.
Kemmu Restoration was a short interlude of power restored to the Imperial Throne, pretty much between the two other of the most prominent of Shogunal dynasties.
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My interest in Japanese novels from Tanizaki on pays of, Th portion of Japanese history, including the Meiji Restoration, is often alluded to.
See the kind of trivia you pick up from reading novels. I had a period where I'd sit in front of the TV and declare participants on Jeopardy IQ challenged. I've outgrown that kind of juvenilia.
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Here is another one. This is for those of you who aren't interested in Japanese history.

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