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Steelrails



Joined: 12 Mar 2009
Location: Earth, Solar System

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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you seem to have no problem with the davidmeetup/jennykwon; crossmr/alongway; zackback/kimchininja sock accounts. I guess as long as someone is praising Korea while bashing the West, they are A-OK in your book.


Now now, I don't think Zackback has praised anyone but himself.
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le-paul



Joined: 07 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

quote : "psychologists say if you tell people your goal in advance, you are more likely to follow through".

dont want to nit pick too much, but its quite the opposite...
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steelrails wrote:
Now now, I don't think Zackback has praised anyone but himself.

Right, but his alter ego, KimchiNinja, does. KimchiNinja praises Korea while bashing the West all the time. It's annoying. The guy is trolling to get a reaction. (pretty pathetic)
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

le-paul wrote:
quote : "psychologists say if you tell people your goal in advance, you are more likely to follow through".

dont want to nit pick too much, but its quite the opposite...

Really? Maybe this line of thought is controversial then. But for me it helps (I think), and I think it's a good strategy for others, too. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.

http://blog.rapidfitness.com/default.aspx?Tag=never
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Steelrails



Joined: 12 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

World Traveler wrote:
Steelrails wrote:
Now now, I don't think Zackback has praised anyone but himself.

Right, but his alter ego, KimchiNinja, does. KimchiNinja praises Korea while bashing the West all the time. It's annoying. The guy is trolling to get a reaction. (pretty pathetic)


I dunno, I find myself oddly impressed that some guy could just post random douchey posts from time to time that result in everyone remembering who he is despite accomplishing absolutely nothing and him reaching the point of mild endearment at his ridiculousness.

Sorta like the Kevin Federline of Dave's.

As for KimchiNinja, I confuse him with KimchiFart. Sorta like Bippity Bop and Bloppity Bloop.

The sudden realization that I'm arguing with an adult over adults named KimchiFart and Bloopity Bloop just hit me. Time for whiskey and Zeppelin.
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le-paul



Joined: 07 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

World Traveler wrote:
le-paul wrote:
quote : "psychologists say if you tell people your goal in advance, you are more likely to follow through".

dont want to nit pick too much, but its quite the opposite...

Really? Maybe this line of thought is controversial then. But for me it helps (I think), and I think it's a good strategy for others, too. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.

http://blog.rapidfitness.com/default.aspx?Tag=never


i understand the logic of being positive positive thinking (re:blog). however, alot of scientific papers from the past few years say something to the effect of this; if you tell others that you are going to do something, it releases the same chemicals into your brain as actually having done it. It therefore leaves you with the same feeling of satisfaction as having accomplished your goal. the theories go therefore, that if you tell people your goals, youre less likely to see them through.
Anyway, just pointed it out because it thought it was interesting....
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Weigookin74



Joined: 26 Oct 2009

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PatrickGHBusan wrote:
slothrop wrote:
1997 was a swing in the sense that it came back. like a swing. weeee!
the won has traditionally lost half it's value every few years since the second south korean won was created in the early 60's. i think it started out at like 120 to the dollar. so technically, losing half it's value every few years has been the norm. the fact that it came close to 1997 value ten years later in 2007 was the exception or 'epic event'.


It took months for the Won to recover in 1997-1998. When it did recover it was not at the previous level. Then it kind of stabilized for a couple of years. I do not remember a 50% devaluation happening in a short term since 1997, but could be wrong.


When I looked at the exchange rate, it dropped radically in 1997 and 1998, partially recovered in 1999 and was back on track by 2001. I'm only speaking for the Canadian dollar. I looked it up on the internet and haven't experienced it, personally. At the end of 2008, the won fell, though not as much, but still a lot. It still, 4 and a half years later, hasn't recovered. While 1997, was more severe, the recovery was much quicker.
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madoka



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

World Traveler wrote:
In regards to your specific accusations (against me), they are pathetic. You think I care about what some anonymous stranger hiding behind a computer screen can sling at me?


Laughing Why yes, you seem to care a great deal what I think! Laughing

You need to up your meds. You're getting your stories confused:

World Traveler wrote:
Very few people I've met care about what is happening to the people of North Korea. I came here so I could learn the Korean language so I could help them. Do you have a problem with that?

World Traveler wrote:
I'm in Korea for money.
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Rteacher



Joined: 23 May 2005
Location: Western MA, USA

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

North Korea claims that they're ready for war. Of course, they're probably bluffing, but I think it's gotten to the point where the U.S. has to take its threats more seriously ... http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/26/korea-north-combat-idUSL3N0CI14H20130326?feedType=RSS&feedName=industrialsSector&rpc=43

I don't think the U.S. will let them build up their long-range military capability much more before planning/doing something to stop it. Hopefully, a diplomatic solution can be made within a year.
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Kiwigoddess



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

North Korea to cut all channels with South as "war may break out any time"

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/27/us-korea-north-idUSBRE92Q07E20130327
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hellofaniceguy



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are empty threats. Though NK is unlikely to launch a nuclear attack, it could conduct a conventional one at SK that would lead to an escalating series of retaliations that could get out of hand, it has the potential of an escalatory vicious circle. All these threats are nothing new, NK just wants attention.
And let's not forget the big point....China will back NK....the Chinese do not want the American military on their border which is what would happen if the U.S. gets a foothold in NK.
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Died By Bear



Joined: 13 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You better make your face up in
Your favorite disguise
With your button down lips and your
Roller blind eyes
With your empty smile
And your hungry heart
Feel the bile rising from your guilty past
With your nerves in tatters
As the cockleshell shatters
And the hammers batter
Down your door
You better run
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PatrickGHBusan



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hellofaniceguy wrote:
These are empty threats. Though NK is unlikely to launch a nuclear attack, it could conduct a conventional one at SK that would lead to an escalating series of retaliations that could get out of hand, it has the potential of an escalatory vicious circle. All these threats are nothing new, NK just wants attention.
And let's not forget the big point....China will back NK....the Chinese do not want the American military on their border which is what would happen if the U.S. gets a foothold in NK.


China is unlikely to back NK if NK wants to go to war. Economics trump politics here. China's largest export market is the US.
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NilesQ



Joined: 27 Nov 2006

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PatrickGHBusan wrote:
hellofaniceguy wrote:
These are empty threats. Though NK is unlikely to launch a nuclear attack, it could conduct a conventional one at SK that would lead to an escalating series of retaliations that could get out of hand, it has the potential of an escalatory vicious circle. All these threats are nothing new, NK just wants attention.
And let's not forget the big point....China will back NK....the Chinese do not want the American military on their border which is what would happen if the U.S. gets a foothold in NK.


China is unlikely to back NK if NK wants to go to war. Economics trump politics here. China's largest export market is the US.


So true! Also, the US owes China a lot of money. Good luck collecting on that if they go to war!
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slothrop



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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