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  • VanIslander
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13160 on: July 12, 2021, 03:04:23 pm »
Variety is the spice of life.

Nice to be able leave Korea occasionally. Occasionally, as in once a year or more.

Most people feel that way I think.

Want to have the option to escape the extremely hot and humid summer. And the polluted winter.

Also, to live life. Itís short. Want to experience a lot.
Indeed.

Few Koreans have been to the Western-most isle of Hongdo (a 3-hour ferry west of Mokpo), to Ulleungdo near Dokdo, to Geoje, though they have been to Jeju once so they feel they have been everywhere important.

Your home town + Seoul + Jeju .... F the rest of the country. Look to Saipan or other international destinations as cachet.


  • Kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13161 on: July 13, 2021, 07:29:04 am »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13162 on: July 13, 2021, 06:12:44 pm »
Couldn't.   >:(

I am sure Fries is capable.


  • VanIslander
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13163 on: July 13, 2021, 08:59:39 pm »
One could care less.

Minus one is less than zero.

One could be against it with extreme prejudice.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13164 on: July 14, 2021, 05:27:02 am »
Monday was a big day for 50-somethings in South Korea. The reservations for long-awaited COVID-19 vaccines finally opened up.

http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210713001035

But at around 2 p.m. the online and over-the-phone system for vaccine booking shut down altogether having opened at midnight. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, which oversees the vaccination campaign, said that they couldnít take more appointments. There werenít any vaccines left.


  • Kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13165 on: July 14, 2021, 07:19:43 am »
*Of course* one could care less, but admitting it undermines the point one is trying to get across: that whatever it was that somebody said to them was not very worthwhile/important/etc.
Saying that you could care less means that you do actually care to some extent.
Saying that you couldn't care less implies that you don't care at all.

The phrase with the negative particle is the original (mid 1800s) while the one without originates in the US some time during the 1950s and there are 3 theories about its origin:
-(A) sarcasm
-(B) lack of education (particles are hard to understand!)
-(C) aesthetics (easier to say quickly, apparently).

Both versions are commonly used, so neither is wrong per se, but... refer to B.  :smiley:

Anyway, I couldn't care less which is used... so long as "I could care fewer." (which I have actually heard before) doesn't catch on...  :shocked: >:(

Stay tuned for the next exciting episode in linguistic rants: double negatives involving the contraction "ain't"!



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13166 on: July 14, 2021, 07:29:32 am »
I suspect the Pommy was guilty of -(A) sarcasm but not so much as in relating to its origins in the 1950's but rather being sarcastic towards those who have trouble with particles and contractions that sometimes frequent this forum.


  • Kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13167 on: July 14, 2021, 07:32:38 am »
I suspect you're right. French fries are notoriously acerbic (especially when properly consumed with vinegar and pepper)!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13168 on: July 15, 2021, 12:08:20 pm »
Kyndo show some respect!  :shocked:

Of course I was being sarcastic, when am I not?  :rolleyes:
Soggy undergarments


  • Kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13169 on: July 15, 2021, 02:39:02 pm »
DON'T TAKE THIS SOAPBOX AWAY FROM ME FRITES! PEOPLE NEED TO HEAR ABOUT THIS!!!!!!!!1!!!!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13170 on: July 15, 2021, 03:35:46 pm »
The first-dose vaccinations of over 7 million people in their 50s, which were supposed to be completed by Aug. 7 under the initial plan, have been delayed to Aug. 25.

http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210714000877
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Vaccine shortages are causing delays.


  • VanIslander
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13171 on: July 15, 2021, 11:23:34 pm »
A rant with a cute smile: https://youtu.be/DO5x_tJBn7w


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13172 on: July 16, 2021, 06:33:22 am »
Russiaís three spy agencies were ordered to find practical ways to support Trump, in a decree appearing to bear Putinís signature.

By this point Trump was the frontrunner in the Republican partyís nomination race. A report prepared by Putinís expert department recommended Moscow use ďall possible forceĒ to ensure a Trump victory.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/15/kremlin-papers-appear-to-show-putins-plot-to-put-trump-in-white-house
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How did Trump get in? Russia.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13173 on: July 19, 2021, 11:53:06 am »
20% of Americans believe the conspiracy theory that microchips are inside the COVID-19 vaccines, says YouGov study
https://www.yahoo.com/news/20-americans-believe-conspiracy-theory-115206203.html
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False information will prolong the pandemic.

Letís try to win over those who havenít gotten vaccinated using reason and logic.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13174 on: July 19, 2021, 12:09:28 pm »
Letís try to win over those who havenít gotten vaccinated using reason and logic. [/font]

ben shapiro moment


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13175 on: July 20, 2021, 06:44:34 pm »
"Korea is likely to see temperatures near 40 degrees Celsius this week"
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210720000769


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13176 on: July 21, 2021, 08:30:08 am »
I think this would've been your take away story from today's Herald:

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210720000961

I don't know what their chances of winning are but this guy is clearly a Urinara anti-foreigner type.  Thinks the only immigrants Korea needs are the highly qualified or ready to invest ones.  And this guy went to Harvard.  I like Korea, but if you're an in demand MBA Korea isn't where you want to land.  I have a brother-in-law that is a marketing MBA from a well regarded business school in Canada and he has always had options for work.  He and my sister have lived in Europe for the last decade.  Currently, in Berlin after a few years in Geneva, he would never consider Korea.  Trade a high ceilinged spacious apartment in a leafy neighbourhood with cafes for Seoul?  It may be what Korea wants, but it's not a draw for those types of foreigners.  They need to be realistic. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13177 on: July 21, 2021, 09:01:47 am »
I think this would've been your take away story from today's Herald:

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210720000961

I don't know what their chances of winning are but this guy is clearly a Urinara anti-foreigner type.  Thinks the only immigrants Korea needs are the highly qualified or ready to invest ones.  And this guy went to Harvard.  I like Korea, but if you're an in demand MBA Korea isn't where you want to land.  I have a brother-in-law that is a marketing MBA from a well regarded business school in Canada and he has always had options for work.  He and my sister have lived in Europe for the last decade.  Currently, in Berlin after a few years in Geneva, he would never consider Korea.  Trade a high ceilinged spacious apartment in a leafy neighbourhood with cafes for Seoul?  It may be what Korea wants, but it's not a draw for those types of foreigners.  They need to be realistic. 

Yeeeesh...talk about repugnant on a MUNGA (Make Uri Nara Great Again) level.

What exactly does Korea have to offer to HNW individuals looking to switch countries/residence that...say, Singapore or even Thailand...don't have?

And foreigners shouldn't get covid relief because they only pay taxes for a few years? And this guy still wants to attract (high level) immigrants to come in and be treated like this??

For someone who's so protective of Korean culture and Korean DNA...one would think he'd be jerking off to how culturally and socially pure NK is, at least they have kept foreign barbarians out for the most part all these years...yet he wants to dilute all that purity with the 2 million+ foreigners living in the south.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13178 on: July 24, 2021, 02:54:36 pm »
Tried to get the registered name of my phone changed from my wifeís to mine. Seems that it may f@ck up my vaccine registration if my phone number is not in my own name.

Anyway, went into TWorld and the guy said he needed our family registry certificate. What a lot of shit just to change names.

Hereís her ID, now hereís mine. Change it! Should be that f@cking simple.


  • VanIslander
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13179 on: July 24, 2021, 05:28:55 pm »
I don't have the energy for a rant today.

I just think it sucks that my favorite hobby (travelling) has been kicked in the groin by COVID19 and now its family/offspring of variants.