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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #300 on: January 14, 2022, 10:03:48 am »
Oh, I see. Doing a quick google search, you need to already be a permanent resident of the US before you can be accepted into the military, so not quite like the Foreign legion.

One of the uni profs in my area, an American fellow, applied for the legion last year. He met all the physical requirements (which were astonishingly demanding), but ultimately flubbed admissions because he was over 40.
Their loss, I think.

Did he recently break up with a girlfriend and decide he wanted to march or die? What motivated this extraordinary decision? 


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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #301 on: January 14, 2022, 10:37:40 am »
Does the US accept foreign nationals as recruits? Do they have the American version of the Foreign Legion? Would be interesting!

It is a path to citizenship for those wishing to immigrate.


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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #302 on: January 14, 2022, 10:40:22 am »
Did he recently break up with a girlfriend and decide he wanted to march or die? What motivated this extraordinary decision? 
Maybe he saw Beau Geste. The original with Gary Cooper was quite the movie.


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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #303 on: January 14, 2022, 10:48:08 am »
Did he recently break up with a girlfriend and decide he wanted to march or die? What motivated this extraordinary decision? 
He had recently ended a long term relationship, yes, but honestly, I think that he spends so much time at the gym that he figured that seeing as that was his life anyway, he may as well get paid for it. Or maybe he just had a bad semester. Hybrid classes can really be soul destroying, apparently.


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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #304 on: January 14, 2022, 12:29:25 pm »
More than half of U.S. troops stationed outside of the United States are in Japan or South Korea. Both nice places to liveÖ Japan slightly better in my opinion due to lower air pollutionÖ. And Japan is by far #1- more than twice as many troops as Korea.


Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #305 on: January 14, 2022, 12:42:10 pm »
but ultimately flubbed admissions because he was over 40.
Their loss, I think.
It's statistics. Odds are that as he is over 40 he will potentially develop some sort of condition that will significantly impact his physical fitness- back/knee/shoulder/etc. It doesn't make sense to expend resources on him when you could get some guy who is 20 and have his whole peak in front of him.


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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #306 on: January 14, 2022, 12:56:41 pm »
Oh, I get it, and I agree. When people get old, they lose a lot of their physical abilities. There's a reason why in Korea (and other countries with mandatory military service) there's an upper age limit to conscription.
Heck, even 30 is well beyond peak for many activities.
But as with most stats, there are outliers. In this particular case, I suspect that his age would not have been much of a hinderance.

Personally, I think he dodged a bullet with that rejection. Possibly even literally.  :laugh:


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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #307 on: January 14, 2022, 02:47:04 pm »
It is a path to citizenship for those wishing to immigrate.

Had a friend in the Canadian army years ago try to join but they told him he needed a US Green Card.  So, that was out. 


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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #308 on: January 14, 2022, 09:14:01 pm »
Had a friend in the Canadian army years ago try to join but they told him he needed a US Green Card.  So, that was out. 
Interesting--my understanding is that the Canadian army pays better than the US army. I knew a Canadian Navy captain in Korea and the guy was doing quite well financially.


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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #309 on: January 18, 2022, 05:42:38 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wZ-vqiPBM8

Yep, one should definitely consider going to China to teach. Wonderful place, freedom, democracy... a virtual paradise.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #310 on: January 18, 2022, 08:31:39 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wZ-vqiPBM8

Yep, one should definitely consider going to China to teach. Wonderful place, freedom, democracy... a virtual paradise.

One should definitely wait until covid is done or stay here and put up with low stagnant wages. 


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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #311 on: January 18, 2022, 10:11:34 am »
One should definitely wait until covid is done or stay here and put up with low stagnant wages. 

Better stagnant wages than being locked in your apartment with no food.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #312 on: January 18, 2022, 10:12:41 am »
Itís a weight loss program! We can get healthier!


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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #313 on: January 18, 2022, 11:25:44 am »
Itís a weight loss program! We can get healthier!
:laugh:


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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #314 on: January 18, 2022, 12:35:28 pm »
Better stagnant wages than being locked in your apartment with no food.

""One should definitely wait until covid is done""

Go back and re read.


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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #315 on: January 18, 2022, 12:52:16 pm »
""One should definitely wait until covid is done""

Go back and re read.

I read perfectly, Covid is going to be with us for a long time and given the CCP's paranoia, any future outbreak of a virus will be treated the same way. Believe me, if you look at China's history of virus outbreaks even if we are rid of Covid it won't be long before the next one comes along and then they will react in the same way, make no error.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


  • hangook77
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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #316 on: January 18, 2022, 12:58:26 pm »
I read perfectly, Covid is going to be with us for a long time and given the CCP's paranoia, any future outbreak of a virus will be treated the same way. Believe me, if you look at China's history of virus outbreaks even if we are rid of Covid it won't be long before the next one comes along and then they will react in the same way, make no error.

No, it will die out.  It will not be here forever.  Next one sure?  Spanish Flu was over 100 years ago.  Some minor things inbetween but nothing to justify shutdowns.  Spanish Flu had 3 main peaks with some minor bumps along the way.  Omicron is already weaker than the others.  So, each wave seems to be getting weaker.  I am sure a year from now, there will be no covid or a very very mild version of it.


Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #317 on: January 18, 2022, 01:02:52 pm »
Here's another article today about the current education problem.

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/world/2022/01/672_322435.html


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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #318 on: January 18, 2022, 01:10:08 pm »
Most scientists think coronavirus will never be goneÖ so weíve got to think about what to do next. The pandemic is over whenever we decide itís over. When will that be? Hopefully soon. How dangerous is omicron? Not very. Especially if vaccinated. Once everyone who wants a vaccine is offered one (for free), itís time to get back to living. Hopefully old people, who are those to whom the virus is dangerous, will get vaccinated. Healthy lifestyles for them would be great, too but thatís not likely to happen, sadly. 


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Re: Moving to China - A SERIOUS THREAD
« Reply #319 on: January 18, 2022, 01:19:10 pm »
Omicron may be less severe than Delta but it is not mild had has infected significantly more people. It has put health care systems and under extreme stress. It is still quite dangerous.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuPYujsDuMA