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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11420 on: February 25, 2020, 02:41:03 pm »
1) Any of you have your opinion discounted because you're X-ethnicity-American? While also bemoaning Korean racism and the fact that no matter what, you're never "truly Korean"? And then also having called you a racist because of your political views? If you want to go after a hypocrite, why don't you go after that guy?
2) Again, there's a difference between complaining about Paris Baguette's specific menu items, while also highlighting the items you've enjoyed, vs. something like "All Korean bakeries suck and Koreans suck for eating at them". If you can't see the difference in that sort of criticism, then I don't know what to say.
3) Where did I ever demand that PB change their menu to suit me? Where did I ever insult people who consumed it? Where did I ever call it objectively awful? Where did I say ALL of it was garbage?  Did I ever express anger at people for consuming PB? Is there any linguistic or cultural requirement to buy a snack from PB?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11421 on: February 25, 2020, 02:43:40 pm »
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) Any of you have your opinion discounted because you're X-ethnicity-American? While also bemoaning Korean racism and the fact that no matter what, you're never "truly Korean"? And then also having called you a racist because of your political views? If you want to go after a hypocrite, why don't you go after that guy

I've called that guy out many times.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11422 on: February 25, 2020, 02:58:23 pm »
You boys really did a number on Tino here. You have to admit Martin you walked right into that one. Gotta stay sharp, perhaps you are slipping in your old age. I've just come back from 2 months in Monte Carlo on Sonny's yacht. What a party animal. We took down a casino one night but I'll save that for another day.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2020, 03:00:11 pm by AvecPommesFrites »
Soggy undergarments


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11423 on: February 25, 2020, 03:00:55 pm »
1) Any of you have your opinion discounted because you're X-ethnicity-American? While also bemoaning Korean racism and the fact that no matter what, you're never "truly Korean"? And then also having called you a racist because of your political views? If you want to go after a hypocrite, why don't you go after that guy?
2) Again, there's a difference between complaining about Paris Baguette's specific menu items, while also highlighting the items you've enjoyed, vs. something like "All Korean bakeries suck and Koreans suck for eating at them". If you can't see the difference in that sort of criticism, then I don't know what to say.
3) Where did I ever demand that PB change their menu to suit me? Where did I ever insult people who consumed it? Where did I ever call it objectively awful? Where did I say ALL of it was garbage?  Did I ever express anger at people for consuming PB? Is there any linguistic or cultural requirement to buy a snack from PB?

In regards to # 2, did that get said anywhere?

#3 This a real What did I do/Who me?  check-list that needs to be kept in mind for future threads where DMart gets self-righteous. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11424 on: February 25, 2020, 03:05:16 pm »
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"All Korean bakeries suck and Koreans suck for eating at them"

Never been uttered or even hinted at by anyone hahahaha  :laugh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11425 on: February 25, 2020, 03:12:53 pm »
1) Any of you have your opinion discounted because you're X-ethnicity-American? While also bemoaning Korean racism and the fact that no matter what, you're never "truly Korean"? And then also having called you a racist because of your political views? If you want to go after a hypocrite, why don't you go after that guy?
2) Again, there's a difference between complaining about Paris Baguette's specific menu items, while also highlighting the items you've enjoyed, vs. something like "All Korean bakeries suck and Koreans suck for eating at them". If you can't see the difference in that sort of criticism, then I don't know what to say.
3) Where did I ever demand that PB change their menu to suit me? Where did I ever insult people who consumed it? Where did I ever call it objectively awful? Where did I say ALL of it was garbage?  Did I ever express anger at people for consuming PB? Is there any linguistic or cultural requirement to buy a snack from PB?
look, if you don't like paris baguette, don't go there. no one is forcing you to buy something there. millions of people obviously buy their products every day, so are you saying those people are idiots?
« Last Edit: February 25, 2020, 03:14:36 pm by oglop »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11426 on: February 25, 2020, 03:53:46 pm »
You boys really did a number on Tino here. You have to admit Martin you walked right into that one. Gotta stay sharp, perhaps you are slipping in your old age. I've just come back from 2 months in Monte Carlo on Sonny's yacht. What a party animal. We took down a casino one night but I'll save that for another day.
If their opinion is simply "The opposite of whatever Mr.D. says" and not what they actually believe, then they've already lost. That is called living in someone's head rent-free.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11427 on: February 26, 2020, 09:13:29 am »
If I have to step off the pavement and into the road to avoid a collision with an oncoming person one more time...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11428 on: February 26, 2020, 09:15:37 am »
If I have to step off the pavement and into the road to avoid a collision with an oncoming person one more time...

Anyang City Hall makes foreigners wear yellow stars on their arm.
ETA 2day 4hour 45min to next reboot.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11429 on: February 26, 2020, 09:16:46 am »
If I have to step off the pavement and into the road to avoid a collision with an oncoming person one more time...

LOL!  I feel ya on that one....


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11430 on: February 26, 2020, 09:27:08 am »
It's one of those things that I genuinely don't remember happening in England.  I might be misremembering but I can't recall it happening every single day like it does here.  It makes me irrationally angry.

We're all the same.  We've all got front facing eyes and spatial awareness and all that, so I can't figure this one out.  When I see another person approaching, I've already prepared by moving over to the extreme edge of the pavement and shifted my body slightly sideways if necessary.  So why do I still have to step into the road to avoid a shoulder barge?  I can't get it straight in my mind!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11431 on: February 26, 2020, 09:27:53 am »
If I have to step off the pavement and into the road to avoid a collision with an oncoming person one more time...

I don't bother avoiding the collision anymore. I just get out my phone whenever I see this nonsense and scroll through it whenever I see people coming and crowding out the sidewalk. Either THEY move, or they're going to bump into me, and I guarantee that I'm not the one who's going to lose her footing, lol.

9 times out of 10, they move. There are a lot of people here who pretend to not see you. But they do, and they're playing a game of sidewalk chicken. If there's enough room for multiple people to walk side-by-side on the sidewalk, then there's enough room for people to stay on their side of the sidewalk when passing others.

For people who're going in the same direction, I just say "excuse me" and they move over. I don't walk in the dirt or the street for anyone able-bodied.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11432 on: February 26, 2020, 10:04:10 am »
It's one of those things that I genuinely don't remember happening in England.  I might be misremembering but I can't recall it happening every single day like it does here.  It makes me irrationally angry.

We're all the same.  We've all got front facing eyes and spatial awareness and all that, so I can't figure this one out.  When I see another person approaching, I've already prepared by moving over to the extreme edge of the pavement and shifted my body slightly sideways if necessary.  So why do I still have to step into the road to avoid a shoulder barge?  I can't get it straight in my mind!
weird innit. older guys here seem to lock on to my path and try to shoulder barge me on purpose.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11433 on: February 26, 2020, 10:05:47 am »
Here's my rant o' the day: (repost)

Price of 1kg of beef:

South Korea: $24.75
United States: $11.48
New Zealand: $11.01
Canada: $10.90
Australia: $10.77
Ireland: $9.57
United Kingdom: $9.44
South Africa: $6.51


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11434 on: February 26, 2020, 10:06:10 am »
I don't bother avoiding the collision anymore. I just get out my phone whenever I see this nonsense and scroll through it whenever I see people coming and crowding out the sidewalk. Either THEY move, or they're going to bump into me, and I guarantee that I'm not the one who's going to lose her footing, lol.

9 times out of 10, they move. There are a lot of people here who pretend to not see you. But they do, and they're playing a game of sidewalk chicken. If there's enough room for multiple people to walk side-by-side on the sidewalk, then there's enough room for people to stay on their side of the sidewalk when passing others.

For people who're going in the same direction, I just say "excuse me" and they move over. I don't walk in the dirt or the street for anyone able-bodied.

Bingo.

That same scenario happened the other day.  The light turned green, folks started crossing the street, I'm bobbing and weaving.  But, one dumbshit Korean guy thought he was a hard-charger and kept mirroring my movements.  So, I raised my left arm to scratch my ear, having my elbow out....he caught it, right in the upper arm. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11435 on: February 26, 2020, 11:48:52 am »
Here's my rant o' the day: (repost)

Price of 1kg of beef:

South Korea: $24.75
United States: $11.48
New Zealand: $11.01
Canada: $10.90
Australia: $10.77
Ireland: $9.57
United Kingdom: $9.44
South Africa: $6.51

Nothing says prime cattle raising land like a densely populated mountainous country that is effectively an island in terms of trade.

Not too knowledgable on the farming there are you?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11436 on: February 26, 2020, 12:01:21 pm »
Nothing says prime cattle raising land like a densely populated mountainous country that is effectively an island in terms of trade.

Not too knowledgable on the farming there are you?

And yet, Japan has such better beef than Korea...go on pettifogger, give us some more.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11437 on: February 26, 2020, 12:14:42 pm »
And yet, Japan has such better beef than Korea...go on pettifogger, give us some more.
You weren't talking about quality, you were talking about price. But yes, Japanese beef is better and significantly more expensive.

You do realize that in order to raise cattle, you need flat open land for grazing (if grass fed) or you'd need to set aside significant amounts of land of grain and still need a decent amount of land for roaming. If not, you're going to have to import grain. Grain ain't cheap to grow a 1500 lb. animal. Then you have the transportation costs, care, facilities upkeep, labor, and what happens if there's an outbreak and you have to cull the entire herd? What do you think goes into raising cattle? Just having some cows wander around and then periodically you shoot em and sell em?

I love how ignorants think that Korea should have these massive cattle farms, rice paddies everywhere that reduce costs for rice, orchards aplenty, and all the people should live in big houses with yards and subdivisions. Do these ignorants have any concept of economics, farming, geography and real estate?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11438 on: February 26, 2020, 12:24:36 pm »
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Do these ignorants have any concept of economics, farming, geography and real estate?

I'm sorry, Pettifogger....are you asking yourself a question?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11439 on: February 26, 2020, 12:25:20 pm »
could just reduce massive tariffs on imported goods. although australian beef isn't as expensive as it once was