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  • OnNut81
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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12860 on: April 10, 2021, 09:34:23 am »
Is there a way to make a vaccine producing factory in Korea? (How about many?) It'd be a way to get jobs for the unemployed, vaccines for Koreans, then foreigners in Korea, then people in other countries.

Yeah, I wondered why they donít just do that?  I canít believe that simple solution hasnít occurred to the government.  Itís such an obvious solution.  Just build several COVID vaccine factories overnight.  Demand the pharmaceutical companies that developed the vaccines just hand you the know how. 

Holy sh*t, this was definitely one of the stupidest things Iíve read on the entire internet in a long time.  Hey LI, do you also think they could just alleviate any economic woes by just printing more money?


  • T.J.
  • Super Waygook

    • 264

    • June 09, 2011, 11:07:16 am
    • 서울 은평구 연신내
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12861 on: April 10, 2021, 09:48:12 am »
Good article here regarding Korea's plan for domestic vaccine production. It is not as easy as flipping a switch.

https://thediplomat.com/2021/02/why-south-korea-still-hasnt-vaccinated-anyone/
"An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."

"Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock."

-Will Rogers


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12862 on: April 12, 2021, 07:58:21 am »
Just build several COVID vaccine factories overnight.  Demand the pharmaceutical companies that developed the vaccines just hand you the know how. 

Holy sh*t, this was definitely one of the stupidest things Iíve read on the entire internet in a long time.

Entire new buildings don't have to be constructed from scratch. A cosmetics making factory (or something else) could be converted.

India is the biggest vaccine dose producer. The coronavirus cure wasn't invented there but they exported huge amounts. (Partnering with others.)


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12863 on: April 12, 2021, 09:42:16 am »
I read COVID-19 won't be over in poorer countries until 2023.

So it makes sense for as many places as possible to pump out vaccines to help end this pandemic.

First they can distribute the vaccines domestically... then after that's done there'll still be plenty of demand from others for a long time to come.


  • Kyndo
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    • I am a geek!!

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12864 on: April 20, 2021, 07:42:34 am »
I went for a run as usual this morning, and I guess my coffee hadn't yet fully kicked in, because I tripped over a rock and faceplanted in the dirt. I tucked and rolled like a pro, and brushed myself off, looking around to see if anybody saw.  And yes, of course, despite is being 5:15 and out in the middle of nowhere, there was an elderly couple watching just down the path. So, like a complete idiot, I knelt down and pretended to tie my shoelaces. That'll fool 'em!
   Anyway, I got to work this morning, and the teacher in my neighbouring cubicle pointed out that I was bleeding through my shirt. My white shirt. My beautiful white sweater.  :cry:

  Oh, also, just 10 minutes ago I was informed that 2 of my grade 2 students were tested positive for covid yesterday evening. You know, a few hours after I high-fived them out of my classroom. Now suddenly I'm feeling a touch worried about that minor cold I feel coming on.  Classes are cancelled today, of course, and all the teachers are getting tested at school today, which is great. And also a bit ironic, because yesterday we missed classes because the TB bus rolled in and x-rayed us all (individually, one at a time, I mean).

Interesting start to the week.  :lipsrsealed:


  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

    • 2669

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12865 on: April 20, 2021, 07:45:39 am »
I read COVID-19 won't be over in poorer countries until 2023.

So it makes sense for as many places as possible to pump out vaccines to help end this pandemic.

First they can distribute the vaccines domestically... then after that's done there'll still be plenty of demand from others for a long time to come.

I just can't believe it hasn't occurred to all these countries that are facing political and health firestorms that all they had to do was just start making the vaccine themselves.  Dummies. 


  • tylerthegloob
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    • September 28, 2016, 10:46:24 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12866 on: April 20, 2021, 07:50:42 am »
oh nooooo kyndoooooo :( it's only up from here dude!i hope
more gg more skill


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6987

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12867 on: April 20, 2021, 06:17:45 pm »
Foreign business owners have been getting turned away at immigration offices when going in to renew their F-2-7 visas.

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2021/04/177_307481.html

Under the changed way that the rules are being implemented, F-2-7 visa holders who own businesses face the closure of their businesses, and if they are also unable to renew their visas, they will drop to entry-level D-10-1 jobseeking visas.


  • VanIslander
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    • June 02, 2011, 10:12:19 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12868 on: April 20, 2021, 06:39:36 pm »
I renewed my E-2 visa last week.

i was told that you can do the process online nowadays, and the hagwon receptionist did all the forms online but we were informed that because my Canadian passport was issued in Korea (at the embassy) instead of back home, the online option wasn't available. WHY NOT? The receptionist has no idea. I don't get it. My passport looks identical to the previous ones issued back home. Oh well. Just a whole half day of my free time 8am-2pm spent traveling to the provincial govt office and getting it done in person (which took ten minutes flat once I went through the new wait-for-your-appointment procedure.)

The quirks of bureaucracy.


  • VanIslander
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12869 on: April 26, 2021, 07:59:55 am »
It's 8:45am Monday morning but I have no hagwon classes today due to public school exams. 

I just pulled out a wine cork from Gordon Ramsey's Chilean preference Casillero del Diablo (he was probably paid to feature it on in-studio Masterchef episodes). And it was bloody easy.

The same motion i struggled to do as a young man a quarter century ago.

Either I developed the ideal torque angle/ratio OR corks are somehow easier to extract these days or w.h.y.

I am flabbergasted. In uni I benched 220 lbs. for ten reps but couldn't pull a damn cork out of a bottle. Today, the reverse.


  • tylerthegloob
  • The Legend

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    • September 28, 2016, 10:46:24 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12870 on: April 26, 2021, 08:11:21 am »
y u drinking at 8:45am on a monday my dude?
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  • Mr C
  • The Legend

    • 3023

    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12871 on: April 26, 2021, 09:06:32 am »
y u drinking at 8:45am on a monday my dude?

It does kind of explain why he sees the world through rose-tinted glass.


  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

    • 2669

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12872 on: April 26, 2021, 11:24:49 am »
y u drinking at 8:45am on a monday my dude?

You fell into his trap.  It was a set up and now you've given him an opening to bring up his birthday.  I've noticed over the years Van the Man is one of those people that like to let everyone know it's their birthday.  I have a friend who always does that so I'm not disparaging him as a person.  I just find it perplexing.  Do forced birthday greetings from strangers provide some satisfaction? 

The reason this is my suspicion is because Van came on the other day to announce he was going to buy some cheese the following week.  That comment really seemed pointless, until he worked his upcoming birthday into the post.  Got it. 
« Last Edit: April 26, 2021, 12:00:26 pm by OnNut81 »


  • tylerthegloob
  • The Legend

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    • September 28, 2016, 10:46:24 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12873 on: April 26, 2021, 11:43:34 am »
You fell into his trap card.
to the shadow realm i go
more gg more skill


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12874 on: April 26, 2021, 11:54:00 am »
It does kind of explain why he sees the world through roseRosť-tinted glass.
:laugh:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12875 on: April 26, 2021, 12:26:58 pm »
Is today your birthday, Van?

If so, Happy Birthday, enjoy that wine and cheese.  :laugh:


  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

    • 2669

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12876 on: April 26, 2021, 12:32:49 pm »
Is today your birthday, Van?

If so, Happy Birthday, enjoy that wine and cheese.  :laugh:

Speaking of cheese, I noticed in Emart the other day they are selling something called Mozzarella Littles.  It was a bag of curd sized mozzarella bits.  You know, for that poutine you're making?


  • 745sticky
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1862

    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12877 on: April 27, 2021, 08:20:08 am »
to the shadow realm i go

you fool, that's not the shadow realm. i'm sending you to brazil!


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12878 on: April 27, 2021, 08:28:20 am »
to the shadow realm i go

You forgot, you have that facedown magic card you can activate, that totally negates his trap card! :O


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6987

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12879 on: April 29, 2021, 05:42:33 am »
Why are threads gettiní locked? (>__<) Letís discuss issues; weíre adults. No need to shut down a discussion because a snowflake got triggered / offended.