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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2960 on: December 03, 2016, 07:13:25 PM »
Ok, these protests are getting on my nerves now.  Are they really going to happen every Saturday night until she's gone?


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« Reply #2961 on: December 03, 2016, 07:44:52 PM »
Ok, these protests are getting on my nerves now.  Are they really going to happen every Saturday night until she's gone?

Right.  Can you also imagine how many times '아,추워!' is said by the pillocks protesting there?  It would be like a cacophony of temperature updates.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2962 on: December 04, 2016, 01:50:37 PM »
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Due to Korea’s abandonment of the 2020 GHG goal, along with steep increases in greenhouse gas emissions and financial support for coal-fired power plant exports, the Institute for Climate Change Action (ICCA) announced on November 6, 2016, that South Korea was now in the basket of the four biggest “climate villains"

South Korea leads list of 2016 climate villains
http://www.climatechangenews.com/2016/11/04/south_korea_climate_villains/

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When it comes to domestic climate policy Korea was the only country to shift radically into reverse in 2016.

:sad: Burning so much coal is really bad for the environment. It makes the air so dirty. Why would Korea want to increasingly use coal as an energy source? To save money?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2964 on: December 04, 2016, 06:21:52 PM »
Why do Koreans eat chicken and beer?

Chicken, waffles and beer is the right way!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2965 on: December 04, 2016, 08:16:02 PM »
Why do Koreans eat chicken and beer?

Chicken, waffles and beer is the right way!
Lots of waffles available in Korea... just not at the same place.
Easy to correct that.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2966 on: December 05, 2016, 08:08:32 AM »
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Due to Korea’s abandonment of the 2020 GHG goal, along with steep increases in greenhouse gas emissions and financial support for coal-fired power plant exports, the Institute for Climate Change Action (ICCA) announced on November 6, 2016, that South Korea was now in the basket of the four biggest “climate villains"

South Korea leads list of 2016 climate villains
http://www.climatechangenews.com/2016/11/04/south_korea_climate_villains/

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When it comes to domestic climate policy Korea was the only country to shift radically into reverse in 2016.

:sad: Burning so much coal is really bad for the environment. It makes the air so dirty. Why would Korea want to increasingly use coal as an energy source? To save money?

The air is dirty because of China. It's not Korea's fault.

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« Reply #2967 on: December 05, 2016, 08:27:25 AM »
Are you being sarcastic or do you geniuinely believe that most of the pollution here comes from China?

and your username reminded me of what's going to be my rant for the day - stole an Ediya coffee stick from the 4th grade teachers' office at my school because i've run out of my personal stash of coffee. turned out to be decaf. instant karma i guess  :laugh:

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« Reply #2968 on: December 05, 2016, 08:38:00 AM »
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Due to Korea’s abandonment of the 2020 GHG goal, along with steep increases in greenhouse gas emissions and financial support for coal-fired power plant exports, the Institute for Climate Change Action (ICCA) announced on November 6, 2016, that South Korea was now in the basket of the four biggest “climate villains"

South Korea leads list of 2016 climate villains
http://www.climatechangenews.com/2016/11/04/south_korea_climate_villains/

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When it comes to domestic climate policy Korea was the only country to shift radically into reverse in 2016.

:sad: Burning so much coal is really bad for the environment. It makes the air so dirty. Why would Korea want to increasingly use coal as an energy source? To save money?

The air is dirty because of China. It's not Korea's fault.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/03/116_174608.html

Bullshit.

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« Reply #2969 on: December 05, 2016, 08:44:38 AM »
Elem. coT is reaheaallly coddling the students today.And the day has just begun. Like please stop. They don't need translations of "1 pt, 2 pts, 3 pts, etc." They don't need a translation of this game, we've played it before. They don't need you to make their score keeping card for them, they're in 5th grade and have made their own numerous times before. Stop telling them the wrong thing. Stop giving free time out like you're Oprah.  >:( >:( >:( This is why I hate elem. Just stop interfering--how is it that you always translate the completely unnecessary minutiae but when the students actually could use some help you sit there smiling glibly??!

And she constantly tells me this class is "very smart" yet today feels the need to micromanage the whole time. 

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« Reply #2970 on: December 05, 2016, 08:44:55 AM »
Why would Korea want to increasingly use coal as an energy source? To save money?

That's part of the reason. Coal power is cheaper and easier than most renewables. KEPCO has also invested quite a bit of money into coal. From Wikipedia:

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In order to raise its fuel self-sufficiency rate to 60% by 2020,[25] in 2010, KEPCO acquired the Bylong Coal Mine in Australia from Anglo American PLC.[26] Also in 2010, KEPCO bought a 20% stake in Bayan Resources in Indonesia, thus allowing the company to raise its coal self-sufficiency rate by 7 million tons annually from 2015.[27] In 2009, KEPCO bought a 1.5% stake in Indonesia's Adaro Energy, thus securing 3 million tons of coal annually.[28]

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« Reply #2971 on: December 05, 2016, 08:46:26 AM »
Cognitive dissonance incoming.
Ignore. Ignore. Forget.
Cognitive dissonance resolved.
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« Reply #2972 on: December 05, 2016, 08:54:45 AM »
Are you being sarcastic or do you geniuinely believe that most of the pollution here comes from China?

and your username reminded me of what's going to be my rant for the day - stole an Ediya coffee stick from the 4th grade teachers' office at my school because i've run out of my personal stash of coffee. turned out to be decaf. instant karma i guess  :laugh:

Instant coffee karma :P

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« Reply #2973 on: December 05, 2016, 08:57:43 AM »


Completely 100% unrelated: I genuinely wish I could quit smoking, but I just don't have the will to do it because I enjoy it so much. I generally spend the last 50% of my day looking forward to the cigarette I'll have when I get home. Sucks that it's so bad for you and such a gross smell on your clothes / breath / hair / everything.

OMG me too!!!! I look forward to that 5pm cigarette like a kid at Christmas!!!

Feel your pain. I smoked a packet a day at my peak, 5 years clean.

1 - Gym, with Death Metal/Gangster Rap in your ears.
2 - You've learned to associate stress with smoking, retrain your brain.
3 - Stay away from people and situations where you smoke the most
4 - Gym some more
5 - Did I mention gym?

This is really good advice that I have heard a number of times, but I am an addict and therefore my brain in this regard malfunctions, and I will rationalise and justify my ways through a completely broken cognitive process, I will then try and correct this cognitive malfunction with my own broken cognitive processes. Vicious circle. I actually did stop for a while and changed to an e-cig, was doing really well, but then my CT happened and well things have been down hill from there.

I have been promising myself that I need to join the gym for winter..... procrastinating like a mother f*%ker on that one. *screaming at myself* JUST DO IT ALREADY
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2974 on: December 05, 2016, 09:14:27 AM »


Completely 100% unrelated: I genuinely wish I could quit smoking, but I just don't have the will to do it because I enjoy it so much. I generally spend the last 50% of my day looking forward to the cigarette I'll have when I get home. Sucks that it's so bad for you and such a gross smell on your clothes / breath / hair / everything.

OMG me too!!!! I look forward to that 5pm cigarette like a kid at Christmas!!!

Feel your pain. I smoked a packet a day at my peak, 5 years clean.

1 - Gym, with Death Metal/Gangster Rap in your ears.
2 - You've learned to associate stress with smoking, retrain your brain.
3 - Stay away from people and situations where you smoke the most
4 - Gym some more
5 - Did I mention gym?

This is really good advice that I have heard a number of times, but I am an addict and therefore my brain in this regard malfunctions, and I will rationalise and justify my ways through a completely broken cognitive process, I will then try and correct this cognitive malfunction with my own broken cognitive processes. Vicious circle. I actually did stop for a while and changed to an e-cig, was doing really well, but then my CT happened and well things have been down hill from there.

I have been promising myself that I need to join the gym for winter..... procrastinating like a mother f*%ker on that one. *screaming at myself* JUST DO IT ALREADY

I decided to force myself to take walks out in the cold to prevent my recent problem drinking :) Since I've proven to myself that I lack the confidence to join a gym

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2975 on: December 05, 2016, 09:15:18 AM »


Completely 100% unrelated: I genuinely wish I could quit smoking, but I just don't have the will to do it because I enjoy it so much. I generally spend the last 50% of my day looking forward to the cigarette I'll have when I get home. Sucks that it's so bad for you and such a gross smell on your clothes / breath / hair / everything.

OMG me too!!!! I look forward to that 5pm cigarette like a kid at Christmas!!!

Feel your pain. I smoked a packet a day at my peak, 5 years clean.

1 - Gym, with Death Metal/Gangster Rap in your ears.
2 - You've learned to associate stress with smoking, retrain your brain.
3 - Stay away from people and situations where you smoke the most
4 - Gym some more
5 - Did I mention gym?

I agree with 2 but not the others. if you're a social person stopping going out drinking with mates is just going to make your life more miserable, when it'll already be tough. As for all the gym references IMO that's like telling someone to quit smoking by taking cold showers or drinking their own urine.

I'd say give yourself lots of treats, count the days and tell yourself it'll get much easier after the first week.

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« Reply #2976 on: December 05, 2016, 09:36:58 AM »


Completely 100% unrelated: I genuinely wish I could quit smoking, but I just don't have the will to do it because I enjoy it so much. I generally spend the last 50% of my day looking forward to the cigarette I'll have when I get home. Sucks that it's so bad for you and such a gross smell on your clothes / breath / hair / everything.

OMG me too!!!! I look forward to that 5pm cigarette like a kid at Christmas!!!

Feel your pain. I smoked a packet a day at my peak, 5 years clean.

1 - Gym, with Death Metal/Gangster Rap in your ears.
2 - You've learned to associate stress with smoking, retrain your brain.
3 - Stay away from people and situations where you smoke the most
4 - Gym some more
5 - Did I mention gym?

This is really good advice that I have heard a number of times, but I am an addict and therefore my brain in this regard malfunctions, and I will rationalise and justify my ways through a completely broken cognitive process, I will then try and correct this cognitive malfunction with my own broken cognitive processes. Vicious circle. I actually did stop for a while and changed to an e-cig, was doing really well, but then my CT happened and well things have been down hill from there.

I have been promising myself that I need to join the gym for winter..... procrastinating like a mother f*%ker on that one. *screaming at myself* JUST DO IT ALREADY

I decided to force myself to take walks out in the cold to prevent my recent problem drinking :) Since I've proven to myself that I lack the confidence to join a gym

JUST DO IT

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2977 on: December 05, 2016, 09:45:40 AM »


Completely 100% unrelated: I genuinely wish I could quit smoking, but I just don't have the will to do it because I enjoy it so much. I generally spend the last 50% of my day looking forward to the cigarette I'll have when I get home. Sucks that it's so bad for you and such a gross smell on your clothes / breath / hair / everything.

OMG me too!!!! I look forward to that 5pm cigarette like a kid at Christmas!!!

Feel your pain. I smoked a packet a day at my peak, 5 years clean.

1 - Gym, with Death Metal/Gangster Rap in your ears.
2 - You've learned to associate stress with smoking, retrain your brain.
3 - Stay away from people and situations where you smoke the most
4 - Gym some more
5 - Did I mention gym?

This is really good advice that I have heard a number of times, but I am an addict and therefore my brain in this regard malfunctions, and I will rationalise and justify my ways through a completely broken cognitive process, I will then try and correct this cognitive malfunction with my own broken cognitive processes. Vicious circle. I actually did stop for a while and changed to an e-cig, was doing really well, but then my CT happened and well things have been down hill from there.

I have been promising myself that I need to join the gym for winter..... procrastinating like a mother f*%ker on that one. *screaming at myself* JUST DO IT ALREADY

I decided to force myself to take walks out in the cold to prevent my recent problem drinking :) Since I've proven to myself that I lack the confidence to join a gym

JUST DO IT
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« Reply #2978 on: December 05, 2016, 10:39:36 AM »
I hate when the students let out these long drawn out groans when I tell them to open their notebooks. I mean come on, it's school. Of course you are going to have to do some work for crying out loud.

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« Reply #2979 on: December 05, 2016, 10:40:53 AM »
I hate when the students let out these long drawn out groans when I tell them to open their notebooks. I mean come on, it's school. Of course you are going to have to do some work for crying out loud.

Kids are shit.