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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6160 on: July 14, 2017, 11:55:56 AM »
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I'm for it, too. However, I don't think Ann Coulter makes good logical arguments.

If that's true they should be easy to refute. I don't think you managed to do that in your initial rebuttal, as I pointed out.

Okay. You win whatever conversation you're trying to have. I accept defeat  :laugh: Let's get back on topic of ranting about annoying things in Korea

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6161 on: July 14, 2017, 12:05:20 PM »
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If it's not your argument, then don't even bring it up. It's one of the worst opinions I've heard. Distance yourself from that kind of thinking.

That sounds a bit like an argument for an echo chamber. If I was handing out advice, I'd tell people to read all sorts of opinions and try and form logical arguments against the ones you don't agree with.

I'm for it, too. However, I don't think Ann Coulter makes good logical arguments. I feel that she's a "slippery slope" kind of person who always goes to the worst scenario. I agree that a person should consider all advice, but if someone is depressed "Go kill yourself" is probably not good advice. There's nothing wrong with ignoring extreme statements.

Also, I don't want to address her statement cuz I'm in this thread to complain about smokers and boring lunches  :laugh: who cares about her rn?

I agree. If Anne Coulter herself or someone who truly believes in her views wants to come on here and try to compare single motherhood with smoking, I'm all for it. Until then, I think her views can be safely left out of the discussion.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6162 on: July 14, 2017, 12:10:20 PM »
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If it's not your argument, then don't even bring it up. It's one of the worst opinions I've heard. Distance yourself from that kind of thinking.

That sounds a bit like an argument for an echo chamber. If I was handing out advice, I'd tell people to read all sorts of opinions and try and form logical arguments against the ones you don't agree with.

I'm for it, too. However, I don't think Ann Coulter makes good logical arguments. I feel that she's a "slippery slope" kind of person who always goes to the worst scenario. I agree that a person should consider all advice, but if someone is depressed "Go kill yourself" is probably not good advice. There's nothing wrong with ignoring extreme statements.

Also, I don't want to address her statement cuz I'm in this thread to complain about smokers and boring lunches  :laugh: who cares about her rn?

I agree. If Anne Coulter herself or someone who truly believes in her views wants to come on here and try to compare single motherhood with smoking, I'm all for it. Until then, I think her views can be safely left out of the discussion.

I'm not in favour of making comparisons like that because there are too many differentials. However I would agree that it's become a little too accepted to bash smokers over other groups who possibly deserve it as much. I also think it's not a good idea to promote single motherhood over the nuclear family, as the stats bear out.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6163 on: July 14, 2017, 12:13:55 PM »
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If it's not your argument, then don't even bring it up. It's one of the worst opinions I've heard. Distance yourself from that kind of thinking.

That sounds a bit like an argument for an echo chamber. If I was handing out advice, I'd tell people to read all sorts of opinions and try and form logical arguments against the ones you don't agree with.

I'm for it, too. However, I don't think Ann Coulter makes good logical arguments. I feel that she's a "slippery slope" kind of person who always goes to the worst scenario. I agree that a person should consider all advice, but if someone is depressed "Go kill yourself" is probably not good advice. There's nothing wrong with ignoring extreme statements.

Also, I don't want to address her statement cuz I'm in this thread to complain about smokers and boring lunches  :laugh: who cares about her rn?

I agree. If Anne Coulter herself or someone who truly believes in her views wants to come on here and try to compare single motherhood with smoking, I'm all for it. Until then, I think her views can be safely left out of the discussion.

I'm not in favour of making comparisons like that because there are too many differentials. However I would agree that it's become a little too accepted to bash smokers over other groups who possibly deserve it as much. I also think it's not a good idea to promote single motherhood over the nuclear family, as the stats bear out.

Then you can start a thread for that!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6164 on: July 14, 2017, 12:24:45 PM »
it's become a little too accepted to bash smokers over other groups who possibly deserve it as much.

My wife makes a big display of disgust whenever she encounters a street smoker and always runs ahead of them whenever they happen to be walking ahead of us in the same direction. It ruins her mood for a good few minutes. I agree, this is a bit overblown. She would make the health argument, and she is truly disgusted by the smell (she's super sensitive to smells in general), but I would imagine that what irks most people about this behavior is that it's largely avoidable without much cost to the smoker (find a parking lot, or at least stop walking, or at least stop walking with a lit cigarette in a very crowded area), but that person doesn't possess even that slightest of considerations for those around her. The funny thing about Davis's example is that the offending smokers *did* make an effort to spare others of the odour, but in so doing  actually make it worse.

Not even smokers want their home to smell like cigarettes. That's why they walk outside and subject everyone else to it. You must admit, the smell of stale smoke that infuses a room can be vomit-inducing. Now imagine your room smells like this and you don't even smoke to begin with.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6165 on: July 14, 2017, 12:29:25 PM »
it's become a little too accepted to bash smokers over other groups who possibly deserve it as much.

My wife makes a big display of disgust whenever she encounters a street smoker and always runs ahead of them whenever they happen to be walking ahead of us in the same direction. It ruins her mood for a good few minutes. I agree, this is a bit overblown. She would make the health argument, and she is truly disgusted by the smell (she's super sensitive to smells in general), but I would imagine that what irks most people about this behavior is that it's largely avoidable without much cost to the smoker (find a parking lot, or at least stop walking, or at least stop walking with a lit cigarette in a very crowded area), but that person doesn't possess even that slightest of considerations for those around her. The funny thing about Davis's example is that the offending smokers *did* make an effort to spare others of the odour, but in so doing  actually make it worse.

Not even smokers want their home to smell like cigarettes. That's why they walk outside and subject everyone else to it. You must admit, the smell of stale smoke that infuses a room can be vomit-inducing. Now imagine your room smells like this and you don't even smoke to begin with.

Plus I have asthma  :cry:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6166 on: July 14, 2017, 12:58:22 PM »
spam and jam sandwich for lunch

I've never had spam before, but I'm scared to try.

Why would you be afraid of Spam? That's like being afraid of salad dressing, or crackers.
Spam is amazing.

Is spam with jam amazing?  Or simply poisonous?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6167 on: July 14, 2017, 01:07:45 PM »
Wait wait wait. Sugar is poison, but spam is amazing?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6168 on: July 14, 2017, 01:19:53 PM »
Wait wait wait. Sugar is poison, but spam is amazing?

I'll take death by sugar over eating a brick of post-puréed pig(?) scraps any day o.o

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6169 on: July 14, 2017, 01:28:32 PM »
Does anyone know why old-and-grumpy-but-ultimately-well-meaning Waygook.org user Pecan was muted?

I feel like people are entirely too harsh on him while being bizarrely tolerant of some other users.

I agree. I very seldom agree with the nut, and I find him to lack even the most basic social skills, but he has never irked me in such a way that I have wanted him shut down completely ... and then there are the "other" ones, and I will jump to a completely unsubstantiated guess/assumption that we are probably referring the same ones! Well for me there is one are two three in particular.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6170 on: July 14, 2017, 01:34:18 PM »
I'm a fan of the spam and jam toasts~

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6171 on: July 14, 2017, 01:40:15 PM »
Does anyone know why old-and-grumpy-but-ultimately-well-meaning Waygook.org user Pecan was muted?

I feel like people are entirely too harsh on him while being bizarrely tolerant of some other users.

I don't think people are too hard on him. I think he earns every bit of the flack he gets. He's a tactless jerk. I'm surprised he doesn't get muted more often, if anything. I don't report him for stuff or anything, because snitches get stitches, but I'm not sad that he can't post.

I do agree that some other posters don't get as much guff as they deserve though.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6172 on: July 14, 2017, 01:52:14 PM »
As an ex-smoker, quit 6yrs ago, I can say for sure that smoking etiquette is definitely lacking in these parts. On the other hand, non-smokers are definitely becoming increasingly more whiny as well. A breath or two of 2nd hand smoke is pretty insignificant when you consider the air you're breathing in 24/7, the food you're eating and your habits.

Korea is a country of cramped spaces, poor ventilation and many smokers. Many smokers are inconsiderate twats who'll smoke in the apartment passages, some are just doing the best they can. It's a fact of life in this country.

Okay...but the incident that I was referring to from my past experience of living with smokers who only liked to smoke in our windowless bathroom was at my university back in my home country, not Korea. Also, it was a very small bathroom -- so that plus the lack of window inside the bathroom seemed to make the smoke stench lingering in there even worse.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6173 on: July 14, 2017, 02:04:36 PM »
it's become a little too accepted to bash smokers over other groups who possibly deserve it as much.

My wife makes a big display of disgust whenever she encounters a street smoker and always runs ahead of them whenever they happen to be walking ahead of us in the same direction. It ruins her mood for a good few minutes. I agree, this is a bit overblown. She would make the health argument, and she is truly disgusted by the smell (she's super sensitive to smells in general), but I would imagine that what irks most people about this behavior is that it's largely avoidable without much cost to the smoker (find a parking lot, or at least stop walking, or at least stop walking with a lit cigarette in a very crowded area), but that person doesn't possess even that slightest of considerations for those around her. The funny thing about Davis's example is that the offending smokers *did* make an effort to spare others of the odour, but in so doing  actually make it worse.

Not even smokers want their home to smell like cigarettes. That's why they walk outside and subject everyone else to it. You must admit, the smell of stale smoke that infuses a room can be vomit-inducing. Now imagine your room smells like this and you don't even smoke to begin with.

Two years ago you could still smoke in pubs and restaurants in Korea, now it's banned on whole streets. The turnaround, compared to most places, has been exponential. I guess in other countries smokers had more time to adapt to their persecution little by little.  Somebody smoking on the street ahead of you could never be described as more than a minor irritant. Not worth curtailing people's freedom for IMO.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6174 on: July 14, 2017, 02:08:03 PM »
It seems like I arrived here 2 years too late

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6175 on: July 14, 2017, 02:10:15 PM »
I'm a fan of the spam and jam toasts~

Literally the best is frying Spam until it's dry and crispy and then putting it on toast.

never taking health advice from you again

Did you ever take it before?

no   :P

But I really need to start taking some sort of health advice. Everything I read about processed foods, sugar and inflammation freaks me out.

Take it from me. Fried spam is legit.*

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6176 on: July 14, 2017, 02:12:17 PM »
I think I'm fine with not eating spam  :laugh:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6177 on: July 14, 2017, 02:22:24 PM »
I think I'm fine with not eating spam  :laugh:


Korea is not.  You must understand their unique culinary palate.  Eat rice and spam, you must.  Or, no jam. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6178 on: July 14, 2017, 02:23:09 PM »

Two years ago you could still smoke in pubs and restaurants in Korea, now it's banned on whole streets. The turnaround, compared to most places, has been exponential. I guess in other countries smokers had more time to adapt to their persecution little by little.  Somebody smoking on the street ahead of you could never be described as more than a minor irritant. Not worth curtailing people's freedom for IMO.

Yeah, it's actually really surprising the amount of rules/laws that have been put in place to stop smoking in just a few years. In addition to the above, there was the drastic increase of cigarette prices. Also, my co-teacher's daughter "manages" CUs and she says that their corporate office has REALLY cracked down on checking I.Ds for cigarettes. Even going as far as sending in an older looking teen to see if they get checked.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6179 on: July 14, 2017, 02:23:28 PM »
I'm a fan of the spam and jam toasts~
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Do you like
Spam and jam?

I do not like them,
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toasted spam and jam.

Would you like them
Here or there?

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Here or there.
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I do not like
Toasted spam and jam.
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