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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14040 on: August 26, 2022, 02:31:53 pm »
People justify in their minds what is unfair or fair.

“I shouldn’t have to pay back the money I borrowed for my gender studies degree because in hindsight it was too expensive.”

“I’m not going to pay the rent I owe my landlord because I’m a person of color and am thinking about how there was slavery 200 years ago.”
« Last Edit: August 26, 2022, 02:33:55 pm by L I »


  • D.L.Orean
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    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14041 on: August 26, 2022, 02:33:28 pm »
People justify in their minds what is unfair or fair.

“I shouldn’t have to pay back the money I borrowed for my gender studies degree because in hindsight it was too expensive.”

“I shouldn’t have to pay the rent I owe my landlord because I’m a person of color and am thinking about how there was slavery 200 years ago.”

Who is the judge of what is fair or unfair? You?

Did you benefit from the covid relief checks? Were they unfair?
"I put quite a few pics online and got rated anywhere from 8.2 to 9.6 by lots of chicks. Of course, I can't claim to have the same looks now though Koreans are always saying "handsome" to me." - hangook77


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14042 on: August 26, 2022, 02:40:57 pm »
You take friends out to a restaurant. They think you’re great because you’re paying. You stick someone else with the bill. Dine and dash? (But others think you paid.)

Who’s to say that’s unfair? The restaurant prices are too high, anyways.

No. You did wrong.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14043 on: August 26, 2022, 02:44:41 pm »
Lurgy? What disease?


  • D.L.Orean
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    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14044 on: August 26, 2022, 02:48:17 pm »
You take friends out to a restaurant. They think you’re great because you’re paying. You stick someone else with the bill. Dine and dash? (But others think you paid.)

Who’s to say that’s unfair? The restaurant prices are too high, anyways.

No. You did wrong.

What does this have to do with the price of tea in China?

"I put quite a few pics online and got rated anywhere from 8.2 to 9.6 by lots of chicks. Of course, I can't claim to have the same looks now though Koreans are always saying "handsome" to me." - hangook77


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14045 on: August 26, 2022, 02:58:23 pm »
Covid? Oh no, how are you feeling?

Took my advice and got the fourth dose?
« Last Edit: August 26, 2022, 03:01:03 pm by L I »


  • Renma
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14046 on: August 26, 2022, 03:00:04 pm »
I don't disagree with you LI, but now I'm curious too. Did you cash the covid relief checks?


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14047 on: August 26, 2022, 03:01:17 pm »
Warren Buffet, in his attempt to raise taxes on the rich in general, including himself, was asked why he doesn’t just give all his money to the government? “Haha, gotcha!” He said, no he could more efficiently spend it himself. It’d make a better difference if all rich people collectively contributed a bit more, not just him. And he continued giving to the charities of his choice.

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What does this have to do with the price of tea in China?

It’s a metaphor. The people “treating” their friends are opportunists. The friends are political supporters. Voters who are gonna re-elect them.

“Awesome! Free food! This guy rocks! Let’s keep the gravy train going!
« Last Edit: August 26, 2022, 04:41:58 pm by L I »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14048 on: August 26, 2022, 03:10:40 pm »
That sucks Rye, hope it passes soon for you. On the plus side you have a week or so of extra vacation time from your students now.


  • Mr C
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14049 on: August 26, 2022, 09:12:59 pm »
Woke up with what I thought was a massive hangover. Nope, I have the dreaded lurgy. Two and a half years of playing it safe and it only took a week with my guard down to catch it. Confined to quarters for the next week, and I have to use the outhouse  :sad:

Aw, man, bummer!  Did they give you an oximeter?--check your blood O2 regularly.

Keep your spirits up, and get well soonest!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14050 on: August 27, 2022, 12:17:22 pm »
Hang in there, Rye! I caught Covid earlier this year after getting through the previous 2 years fine. One day fine, then my wife tested positive, and then I started having symptoms and tested positive, felt like sh!t; the day after, kind of ok; the next day, back to feeling like sh!t again, until I felt better 5 days later. Much worse than the common cold as people like to claim.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14051 on: August 27, 2022, 12:37:09 pm »
I asked another teacher this Wednesday how she feels and she said " Fine", but when i adked about her week away due to COVID19 she said: "I thought i was going to die two of the days." (She in her late 40's; an accomplished artist and movie festival award judge). I have been pretty standoffish with many since, especially in elevators and line ups.
Life's to live! Live! Breathe. Relax. Enjoy. Animals teach us to focus on family, friends and avoid danger. Get what you need and get along with others. That said, some rock the boat, but they know capsizin' it means they're sunk. Some sink, let's swim! The sea's big, great, but has undercurrents.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14052 on: August 27, 2022, 12:46:42 pm »
The older a person is, the harder coronavirus will hit them. The less healthy a person is, the harder coronavirus will hit them.
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22.8 million coronavirus cases in South Korea. That’s 43% of the population. For the world as a whole, over half have gotten it.

For most people who got it, it wasn’t serious. The illness feeling wasn’t so bad. But for some - a minority - it was.

How bad is it? Depends on the person.

Are you older, sedentary, overweight, smoke, and/or drink like a fish? If yes, (to any of those) you could be in danger.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14053 on: August 27, 2022, 12:56:41 pm »
The older a person is, the harder coronavirus will hit them.
Learn from L1:

1. Don't become older.
and/or
2. Don't eat meat.
Inflammation aggravates.
Vitamin-rich, mineral-rich foods like fruit & nuts, seeds, reduce inflammation.
Life's to live! Live! Breathe. Relax. Enjoy. Animals teach us to focus on family, friends and avoid danger. Get what you need and get along with others. That said, some rock the boat, but they know capsizin' it means they're sunk. Some sink, let's swim! The sea's big, great, but has undercurrents.


  • Mr C
  • The Legend

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    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14054 on: August 27, 2022, 03:03:35 pm »
The older a person is, the harder coronavirus will hit them. The less healthy a person is, the harder coronavirus will hit them.
<snip>
Are you older, sedentary, overweight, smoke, and/or drink like a fish? If yes, (to any of those) you could be in danger.

Yes. And I still could be, and I certainly do everything I can to stay safe.  However, I got it back at the end of April, and never had even the first symptom.  The only way I knew I had it was that we were required to test ourselves every Sunday.

I got a negative test on the Friday, without ever feeling anything.  In fact, I've been slowed much more by the shoulder surgery I had in November--I was tiring more easily after that, not since May.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14055 on: August 29, 2022, 09:28:57 am »
Funny how BanIslander locked all the job forum posts but still inserted his own anecdote. Now he can rant and no one can respond, perfect. Rules for thee but not for me ;)


  • Renma
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14056 on: August 29, 2022, 09:55:58 am »
Funny how BanIslander locked all the job forum posts but still inserted his own anecdote. Now he can rant and no one can respond, perfect. Rules for thee but not for me ;)

Wow he did lock it after. Classic haha


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14057 on: August 29, 2022, 09:59:54 am »
Wow he did lock it after. Classic haha

I reported it.


  • Augustiner
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14058 on: August 29, 2022, 11:46:11 am »
Funny how BanIslander locked all the job forum posts but still inserted his own anecdote. Now he can rant and no one can respond, perfect. Rules for thee but not for me ;)

Van keeps raising the bar of hypocrisy on this site.  I keep thinking "He's outdone himself this time" but he always manages a way to up the ante.  Gives the posting his thumbs up based on his beyond low requirements for a job, then locks it.  Amazing. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #14059 on: August 29, 2022, 12:48:16 pm »
I think it's about more than that because there's no way he isn't aware of how ridiculous he appears to everyone here.

I figured he does what he does out of a misplaced sense of ego. That, or he's decided that waygook.org is his personal trolling playground. Depends on how serious you think he takes himself.
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