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Title: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: CDW on September 16, 2014, 09:48:37 am
"Thirty-two-year-old J, an English instructor at a kindergarten in Yongin, openly taught dozens of children while in a state of hallucination after smoking marijuana. In the car he took to work at the kindergarten, he had marijuana, scales for measuring marijuana, and zip lock bags used for selling it. Thirty-one-year-old W, an American English instructor, had learned techniques to prepare himself for being caught by police for smoking marijuana and shaved all of his hair, including his body hair, and after told his friends, 'If you have no hair you can't be caught by a drug test.' However his marijuana use was detected by a urine test and he was arrested.

"Police caught a ton of native speaking teachers and instructors like this, who had bought and smoked marijuana that had come from the US. A portion of these even carried out class in a kindergarten in a state of hallucination. It's shocking that university English professors were included. It was announced on the 20th that the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency drug investigation division arrested five people, including a Mr. Shin, who was in charge of selling, on charges of contravening the drug control law, and booked without detention 32 people, including Canadian K, who purchased marijuana from those arrested.

"These days, due to the trend of early English education, there are many children who take classes with native speaking English teachers from a very young age. In particular, most elementary, middle, and high school students learn English from native speakers at school or in hagwons. In this situation, instances of native speaking English teachers and instructors taking drugs and teaching classes are occurring endlessly. Parents' hearts sink every time they hear news of a foreign teacher who teaches their children being involved in drugs.

"To ensure this unfortunate incident does not occur again, drug testing for foreign teachers and instructors must be strengthened. In particular, it must be exhaustively confirmed beforehand that foreign teachers employed at schools do not have criminal backgrounds involving drugs. During the hiring process and, of course, at rehiring time and while they are employed continuous management is needed. It is also worth reviewing the policies for selecting and verifying native speaking teachers not at the level of individual schools, but by the responsible education offices or the ministry of education."
link (http://populargusts.blogspot.kr/2014/09/kukmin-ilbo-editorial-on-foreign.html)

I'm pretty certain I'm part of one of the least respected professions in South Korea.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: Nivea on September 16, 2014, 09:52:05 am
Haha, quality article. ;D

I usually stop reading anything that has the phrase "these days" in it.

Anyway no English teacher would be dumb enough to believe that shaving your body hair would stop you getting caught doing drugs.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: James89 on September 16, 2014, 10:01:17 am
In particular, it must be exhaustively confirmed beforehand that foreign teachers employed at schools do not have criminal backgrounds involving drugs.

Isn't that already the case?
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: johnny russian on September 16, 2014, 10:02:14 am
this issue has been discussed in this thread here, which is locked currently:
http://www.waygook.org/index.php?topic=78523.0
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: William George on September 16, 2014, 11:01:46 am
This wouldn't be a problem if foreigners would just come to work drunk off of all natural soju.

When in Rome, my friends. When in Rome...
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: scholes on September 16, 2014, 11:10:50 am
Yeah you are right, just come to work smelling like soju.

The kids will say you smell like their fathers.....

When Koreans come to our countries we should let them take stringent psychological tests every year to make sure they will fit into our societies and that they won't shoot up universities etc..

Some of the these articles are really completely sick in nature.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: basic69isokay on September 16, 2014, 11:22:17 am
Hyperbole much!!!!???
Omg
Occuring endlessly, ton of teachers, etc....what an exaggeration!
Just sensationalist crap for lower class Koreans who don't know what to think.

A few other pts
1. Just because somebody works at a uni, it shouldn't be more shocking haha
2. Hangovers from alcohol cost BILLIONS of dollars in lost productivity annually. Where's the outrage?
Haha just pee all over the outside of the cup next time they test u.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: L I on September 16, 2014, 11:42:53 am
Here's a guy who smoked loads of marijuana for years (and still does). He's in his 80's (just before his 80th birthday in this video), yet is well spoken, in great shape, and articulate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvvWRkefnbI

Here's a much younger guy who drank loads of alcohol for years. Now he's overweight and brain damaged.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9vWcyuqLSs

(http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2014_11/249031/infographicv2_substance-nbcwsj-600_069017d1031547e549dce02710c3de85.jpg)
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: jwharrison30 on September 16, 2014, 11:43:16 am
Please understand our culture.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: basic69isokay on September 16, 2014, 11:49:02 am
Here's a guy who smoked loads of marijuana for years (and still does). He's in his 80's (just before his 80th birthday in this video), yet is well spoken, in great shape, and articulate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvvWRkefnbI

Here's a much younger guy who drank loads of alcohol for years. Now he's overweight and brain damaged.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9vWcyuqLSs

(http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2014_11/249031/infographicv2_substance-nbcwsj-600_069017d1031547e549dce02710c3de85.jpg)
Spot on!
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: L I on September 16, 2014, 11:49:34 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRYpLeJlerQ
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: donuts81 on September 16, 2014, 11:53:51 am
Hmmm... Mr Shin, Mr K, Mr W and Mr J

That couldn't be Mr Shin, Mr Kim, Mr Woo and Mr Jeong could it? :rolleyes:

Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: YoungMin on September 16, 2014, 12:07:21 pm
Hmmm... Mr Shin, Mr K, Mr W and Mr J

That couldn't be Mr Shin, Mr Kim, Mr Woo and Mr Jeong could it? :rolleyes:

That's exactly what I thought.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: Gaikoku.org on September 16, 2014, 12:08:13 pm
this issue has been discussed in this thread here, which is locked currently:
http://www.waygook.org/index.php?topic=78523.0

I was wondering why I was having such deja vu from this topic. I'm sure it'll follow the same path and get locked if the mods aren't already displeased at a duplicate article post.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: Rumbledy Hump on September 16, 2014, 12:10:59 pm
I really hate the whole black and white casting of alcohol and marijuana. I know people who drink regularly and are perfectly fine, successful even. I know people who have smoked throughout their lives and they haven't amounted to anything.

It's the substance but how you use it.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: L I on September 16, 2014, 12:14:35 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB0vaZQ2EE8
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: L I on September 16, 2014, 12:27:55 pm
(http://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/assets/4477487/drugdeaths.jpg)

(http://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/assets/4552795/deadly_traffic_accidents_while_under_the_influence.png)

(http://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/assets/4494845/risk_to_health_marijuana_alcohol.png)

(http://blog.mpp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/MileyCyrus_Facebook.jpeg)

(http://www.secretsofthefed.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/the-most-dangerous-thing-about-mj-pot-weed-death-died-killed-article-size.jpg)

(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/aNXGmNCSPEA/0.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_otfwl2zc6Qc/TM8eBioVqiI/AAAAAAAAOnY/dLCfrYTOeYg/s1600/drugharm.jpg)

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/files/2014/04/reefer-madness.jpg)

(http://static.cdn-seekingalpha.com/uploads/2014/5/10425141_14009805079565_4.png)
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: sejongthefabulous on September 16, 2014, 01:16:02 pm
Health stuff aside, the consequences of banning alcohol were much more serious for society at large and it hardly disappeared either.

Given the choice, I would prefer my child's native teacher to come to school sober and respect Korean laws.

Either way I'm glad the guy is gone, one less idiot around.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: aklimkewicz on September 16, 2014, 01:23:39 pm
I really think that Miley Cyrus should be consulted for her opinion on all of society's socio-political ills.  :P
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: jwharrison30 on September 16, 2014, 01:33:16 pm
I really think that Miley Cyrus should be consulted for her opinion on all of society's socio-political ills.  :P

Whatever the question is, the answer is always twerking.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: L I on September 16, 2014, 01:45:17 pm
Marijuana is good for having a good physique.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/smoke-pot-thin-article-1.1345812

Smoking marijuana = being thinner. Drinking alcohol = getting fatter.

Which do you want to be: fatter or thinner?

Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: L I on September 16, 2014, 01:49:57 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOW7cFrY55c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB7RJ3MSwzg
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: jwharrison30 on September 16, 2014, 01:51:52 pm
Everyone knows crappy youtube videos about the health benefits of smoking pot are the highest form of evidence you can get.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: Gaikoku.org on September 16, 2014, 01:55:09 pm
Everyone knows crappy youtube videos about the health benefits of smoking pot are the highest form of evidence you can get.

Hey now, as long as he makes a chain of like 10 unbroken posts of them and starts reminding us that alcohol is the devil and makes you so fat you die it's all good.

Seriously though, HE'S DOING IT AGAIN! FFS!
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: L I on September 16, 2014, 01:58:17 pm
Here you go, man:

(TIME.com) -- Toking up may help marijuana users to stay slim and lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to the latest study, which suggests that cannabis compounds may help in controlling blood sugar.

Although marijuana has a well-deserved reputation for increasing appetite via what stoners call "the munchies," the new research, which was published in the American Journal of Medicine, is not the first to find that the drug has a two-faced relationship to weight.

Three prior studies have shown that marijuana users are less likely to be obese, have a lower risk for diabetes and have lower body-mass-index measurements. And these trends occurred despite the fact that they seemed to take in more calories.

Why? "The most important finding is that current users of marijuana appeared to have better carbohydrate metabolism than nonusers," says Murray Mittleman, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the lead author of the study. "Their fasting insulin levels were lower, and they appeared to be less resistant to the insulin produced by their body to maintain a normal blood-sugar level."

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/23/health/time-marijuana-diabetes/index.html
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: L I on September 16, 2014, 01:59:23 pm
"We found that current marijuana use is associated with lower levels of fasting insulin, lower HOMA-IR, and smaller waist circumference."

http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(13)00200-3/fulltext
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: jwharrison30 on September 16, 2014, 02:06:05 pm
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/cb1653fe17868c5ab94ff433501c85ab/tumblr_mt6xafoXxr1soymn5o1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: Rumbledy Hump on September 16, 2014, 02:11:29 pm
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/cb1653fe17868c5ab94ff433501c85ab/tumblr_mt6xafoXxr1soymn5o1_500.gif)

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: Rumbledy Hump on September 16, 2014, 02:27:48 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/QzfX2ck.jpg)
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: L I on September 16, 2014, 02:47:41 pm
The guy in the above picture certainly isn't me. The ironic thing is, alcohol can exacerbate acne (in those who have a genetic predisposition), while marijuana does the opposite. Why? Insulin levels.

http://www.sobur.co/alcohol-skin-acne/

http://www.manageyourlifenow.com/does-alcohol-cause-acne/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/24/alcohol-skin_n_4146391.html
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: jblissie on September 16, 2014, 02:48:30 pm
Yeah you are right, just come to work smelling like soju.

The kids will say you smell like their fathers.....

When Koreans come to our countries we should let them take stringent psychological tests every year to make sure they will fit into our societies and that they won't shoot up universities etc..

Some of the these articles are really completely sick in nature.

Marijuana is illegal in this country and alcohol isn't. Whatever opinions people have about it are irrelevant. The teacher broke the law and the terms of his contract. Rightly or wrongly Marijuana is a big no-no here. Are we really surprised that the teacher gets condemned?

Also if a teacher showed up drunk at work they would quickly lose their job.

The comment about shooting up Universities is pathetic. Have any other racial group done public shootings? Psychological tests? Are they mentally defective? You allow your own personal predjustices cloud your judgement.

The article is a hatchet job written by a clown who has little to no knowledge about what he is talking about. Perhaps he should work for the Daily Mail or Fox News.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: EvilToast on September 16, 2014, 03:00:37 pm
Marijuana is good for having a good physique.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/smoke-pot-thin-article-1.1345812

Smoking marijuana = being thinner. Drinking alcohol = getting fatter.

Which do you want to be: fatter or thinner?

So if I don't smoke I have to drink, if I don't drink I have to smoke?
I also have to chose between being fatter or thinner, not what I currently weigh?
Are you a low budget Facebook quizzie or something?
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: scholes on September 16, 2014, 03:59:31 pm
Yeah you are right, just come to work smelling like soju.

The kids will say you smell like their fathers.....

When Koreans come to our countries we should let them take stringent psychological tests every year to make sure they will fit into our societies and that they won't shoot up universities etc..

Some of the these articles are really completely sick in nature.

Marijuana is illegal in this country and alcohol isn't. Whatever opinions people have about it are irrelevant. The teacher broke the law and the terms of his contract. Rightly or wrongly Marijuana is a big no-no here. Are we really surprised that the teacher gets condemned?

Also if a teacher showed up drunk at work they would quickly lose their job.

The comment about shooting up Universities is pathetic. Have any other racial group done public shootings? Psychological tests? Are they mentally defective? You allow your own personal predjustices cloud your judgement.

The article is a hatchet job written by a clown who has little to no knowledge about what he is talking about. Perhaps he should work for the Daily Mail or Fox News.

Of course it was meant to sound totally pathetic. Just like the article stressing for more stringent tests on foreigners is pathetic. You get the fox news thing,  but can't see the "Colbert" in what I wrote, lol.

So please don't get your knickers in a twist. Take a chill pill instead. Or have a coke and a smile.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: jblissie on September 17, 2014, 07:46:37 am
The problem with satire is that if it is done badly it makes you look foolish. I don't think the Colbert report will be signing you up as a staff writer.

My knickers are firmly untwisted though I will probably need a shower after demeaning myself answering your diatribe.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: L I on September 17, 2014, 08:31:23 am
New Korea Times article:

Following Colorado, Washington, a state with a large Korean population, became the second state to begin selling legal cannabis in early July, and Korean residents are not happy.

''Coming from Korea, we are very much educated to believe that marijuana is an illegal drug that should not be used. We're used to thinking that's it's a bad thing,'' says Janet Park, 32, of Seattle, ''so I was really surprised when I first found out that weed is going to be legal where I live. I'm living in a very different world.''

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/09/116_164619.html

David Kim, an official of the Korean-American Association of Washington, says although there are ''proven benefits for marijuana usage,'' many Koreans don't relate to and approve the drug legalization as much as Americans do.

''It's a culture shock. No matter what advocates here say, for Koreans, marijuana has always been and probably always will be considered a bad drug,'' he said.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: aklimkewicz on September 17, 2014, 08:40:51 am
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''Two months after my family moved in to a new house, we found out our neighbor was growing pot in her backyard with the fan running 24 hours a day,'' wrote one Korean resident of Colorado on a local Korean online forum.
-- From the above linked article.

These poor folks obviously fear for their lives!
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: SeoulCaliber on September 17, 2014, 08:42:16 am
New Korea Times article:

David Kim, an official of the Korean-American Association of Washington, says although there are ''proven benefits for marijuana usage,'' many Koreans don't relate to and approve the drug legalization as much as Americans do.

''It's a culture shock. No matter what advocates here say, for Koreans, marijuana has always been and probably always will be considered a bad drug,'' he said.

What nonsense, seeing as how weed is still freely available in the North. I bet he believes kimchi was always spicy and that Choco Pies are a Korean invention, too.

If he doesn't like America, he can always leave of course.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: Rumbledy Hump on September 17, 2014, 09:05:52 am
New Korea Times article:

David Kim, an official of the Korean-American Association of Washington, says although there are ''proven benefits for marijuana usage,'' many Koreans don't relate to and approve the drug legalization as much as Americans do.

''It's a culture shock. No matter what advocates here say, for Koreans, marijuana has always been and probably always will be considered a bad drug,'' he said.

I at least know a few Koreans who either have smoked and love it or want to try it, so it's not as black and white as this guy makes it out to be. Of course, these people are the exception, but it's crazy to think that attitudes towards it could never change.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: Boquoi on September 17, 2014, 09:10:40 am
New Korea Times article:

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/09/116_164619.html

''Coming from Korea, we are very much educated to believe that marijuana is an illegal drug that should not be used. We're used to thinking that's it's a bad thing,'' says Janet Park, 32, of Seattle, ''so I was really surprised when I first found out that weed is going to be legal where I live. I'm living in a very different world.''

This is what I was told growing up so it must be so.

The possibility of more people on the streets?

What an outrage! More people on the streets??
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: Mashley30 on September 17, 2014, 09:36:16 am
New Korea Times article:

Following Colorado, Washington, a state with a large Korean population, became the second state to begin selling legal cannabis in early July, and Korean residents are not happy.

''Coming from Korea, we are very much educated to believe that marijuana is an illegal drug that should not be used. We're used to thinking that's it's a bad thing,'' says Janet Park, 32, of Seattle, ''so I was really surprised when I first found out that weed is going to be legal where I live. I'm living in a very different world.''

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/09/116_164619.html

David Kim, an official of the Korean-American Association of Washington, says although there are ''proven benefits for marijuana usage,'' many Koreans don't relate to and approve the drug legalization as much as Americans do.

''It's a culture shock. No matter what advocates here say, for Koreans, marijuana has always been and probably always will be considered a bad drug,'' he said.

"Please understand our culture" even when living in a different country  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: 외계인 on September 17, 2014, 09:43:27 am
New Korea Times article:

David Kim, an official of the Korean-American Association of Washington, says although there are ''proven benefits for marijuana usage,'' many Koreans don't relate to and approve the drug legalization as much as Americans do.

''It's a culture shock. No matter what advocates here say, for Koreans, marijuana has always been and probably always will be considered a bad drug,'' he said.

I at least know a few Koreans who either have smoked and love it or want to try it, so it's not as black and white as this guy makes it out to be. Of course, these people are the exception, but it's crazy to think that attitudes towards it could never change.

Well, as far as I know weed and hemp have only been truly illegal here since the 70's and Park Chung-hee.

So this idea that it has always been considered terrible is kinda 1984ish.. I am not saying it was super widespread before.  But they sure have practically everyone these days considering it to be pretty much one of the worst things on the planet. 

But what is with all the weed merchandise Koreans are constantly wearing.  I'd love to know what percentage actually know what that little leaf is. Or what the English expression they are rocking even says.

Also some good articles out there on the fact that it is essentially legal in North Korea.  But I doubt most South Koreans are aware of that either.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: scholes on September 17, 2014, 10:51:36 am
The problem with satire is that if it is done badly it makes you look foolish. I don't think the Colbert report will be signing you up as a staff writer.

My knickers are firmly untwisted though I will probably need a shower after demeaning myself answering your diatribe.

I suppose being self righteous isnt a crime. Another person on here with your attitude called themselves an "intelligent free thinker". I guess people like you and her consider it as such when using harsh words such as prejudice and racist without knowing the jest of an opinion, joke etc...

Although it's probably that exact same people that have very strong prejudices that are the first to throw stones. 

So take that shower and cleanse yourself of those prejudices.

Articles like these deserve the same kind of filth thrown back at it, defending it makes you sound like those people on fox news and the daily mail when they act like the victim of John Stewart and Colbert's insults, jokes etc...
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: jblissie on September 17, 2014, 12:35:01 pm
The problem with satire is that if it is done badly it makes you look foolish. I don't think the Colbert report will be signing you up as a staff writer.

My knickers are firmly untwisted though I will probably need a shower after demeaning myself answering your diatribe.

I suppose being self righteous isnt a crime. Another person on here with your attitude called themselves an "intelligent free thinker". I guess people like you and her consider it as such when using harsh words such as prejudice and racist without knowing the jest of an opinion, joke etc...

Although it's probably that exact same people that have very strong prejudices that are the first to throw stones. 

So take that shower and cleanse yourself of those prejudices.

Articles like these deserve the same kind of filth thrown back at it, defending it makes you sound like those people on fox news and the daily mail when they act like the victim of John Stewart and Colbert's insults, jokes etc...

This is the final thing I'll say about this, but feel free to say more if you please. I won't be reading it.

The first thing, I'll say is that I condemned the article. Explicitly. My reference about the Daily Mail and Fox news was about that. Are you hard of reading? Though I can see by your replies that you would fit right in with such august company (that was sarcasm: people like you need things spelled out).

Secondly, I never called you racist, though I have said another person on this site is (it was well merited no matter how harsh). I certainly think you are prejusticed, not just from what said earlier (though it certainly helped confirm the belief) but from anti-Korea tirades (I await the the cry of "apologist") on other forums. I can at least say who you are prejudiced against, unlike you who throws the word out there citing nothing other than the childish impulse to say "you stink more!". My four year old would beat you in an argument.

I don't consider myself "an intelligent free thinker". I dislike being pigeonholed. I do consider myself intelligent enough to judge people "on the content of their character" and not paint a group of people's ills as an entire nations (like you do).

Articles like these deserve our contempt and should be dismissed as one crank's words. To demean yourself by using their methods makes you the same as them. You belong in the school playground where you can scream "he hit me first!". Also by saying that they deserve to have the same filth thrown back you are also saying that you are semi-serious about what said about Koreans coming into your country. No satire intended.

Being a fan of satire I can tell the difference between being inflammatory and making a point. Your "jokes" must go down well at parties. You're the guy who people don't want to debate with. You probably surround yourself with people who think alike because the choir can never get enough preaching.

Anyway this was probably a waste of time, people like you and the author of the article being at opposite ends of the spectrum end up at the same point. One should never argue with fools and drunks.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: scholes on September 17, 2014, 01:07:12 pm
The problem with satire is that if it is done badly it makes you look foolish. I don't think the Colbert report will be signing you up as a staff writer.

My knickers are firmly untwisted though I will probably need a shower after demeaning myself answering your diatribe.

I suppose being self righteous isnt a crime. Another person on here with your attitude called themselves an "intelligent free thinker". I guess people like you and her consider it as such when using harsh words such as prejudice and racist without knowing the jest of an opinion, joke etc...

Although it's probably that exact same people that have very strong prejudices that are the first to throw stones. 

So take that shower and cleanse yourself of those prejudices.

Articles like these deserve the same kind of filth thrown back at it, defending it makes you sound like those people on fox news and the daily mail when they act like the victim of John Stewart and Colbert's insults, jokes etc...

This is the final thing I'll say about this, but feel free to say more if you please. I won't be reading it.

 Though I can see by your replies that you would fit right in with such august company (that was sarcasm: people like you need things spelled out).

 One should never argue with fools and drunks.
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I will probably need a shower after demeaning myself answering your diatribe.

See this what a pomopous idiot sounds like.
May I remind you that you were the one that responded to other people's replies in the first place.
Acting like we wasting your time shows just how self righteous you really think you are.

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The first thing, I'll say is that I condemned the article. Explicitly. My reference about the Daily Mail and Fox news was about that. Are you hard of reading?

Don't cry because I used it against you, I'm aware that you "appeared to be" for the article, I assume that was only so you can take a swipe at other peoples post. Fox and friends do what you do. Make a scene and cry when it back fires on them.

I do take the opposing stance in the way you say, I'd say 60% of it is satircal, trying sound as silly as them, and the rest is when im having a bad day.

At least i don't think that my sh#t tastes like ice cream. Acting like a god on the internet like some fools do.

Word of advice to the pompous out there. If you responding to someone, the person that wrote something isnt wasting your time. You as the respondent are potentially wasting theirs.

You probably just got out of university, and you tease and call other people childish in the hope people aren't able to see through it. Young thundercat, lol.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: withmatt on September 17, 2014, 01:20:12 pm
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''Two months after my family moved in to a new house, we found out our neighbor was growing pot in her backyard with the fan running 24 hours a day,'' wrote one Korean resident of Colorado on a local Korean online forum.
-- From the above linked article.

These poor folks obviously fear for their lives!

This is the highlight of the entire thread.  We can officially close the thread now  :laugh:
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: honeypieyourenotsafehere on September 17, 2014, 01:21:41 pm
Quite apart from whether alcohol or pot is more damaging to one's health, the article is a heap of muck -

WTF:   "a ton of"   . Whoever uses that in an article is a ****** disgrace.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: madison79 on September 17, 2014, 06:50:44 pm
Why is anyone surprised by this article? 
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: cereal killer on September 18, 2014, 10:23:55 am
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''Two months after my family moved in to a new house, we found out our neighbor was growing pot in her backyard with the fan running 24 hours a day,'' wrote one Korean resident of Colorado on a local Korean online forum.
-- From the above linked article.

These poor folks obviously fear for their lives!

This is the highlight of the entire thread.  We can officially close the thread now  :laugh:


It is cute to see how foolish Koreans are, how powerless they are, when they aren't the dominant population. Must be quite difficult for them.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: basic69isokay on September 23, 2014, 10:03:54 am
Kenny from half baked was a great teacher!!

But we have to remember Korea is always changing, always developing.
There's still a long way to go. The rest of the world knows alcohol and tobacco are FAR more dangerous.
But, Korea will catch up. Cigarettes at 2$/pack and soju at 1$/bottle is ridiculous. THAT'S a problem.
There will be changes as Koreans become more globally aware and educated.
Title: Re: Gukmin Ilbo article: "Native speaking teachers who teach students while high"
Post by: country09 on September 23, 2014, 10:48:16 am
Cigarettes will soon be double in price.