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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Sigh.  You say that you set standards for yourself, but you seem to feel the need to judge everyone else by the same standards.

I don't. I just speak my mind - this does not mean that I expect people to live their lives in the same manner.

Do I think being 35+ and living with roommates is strange? I do. But if that's what that person's life is like, then who am I go further than that?
post #106502 of 109053
LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Wow, moo. Age has not made you any wiser.
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It does feel sort of weird to explain empathy to a man who's been around the block for three decades.

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post #106504 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Where did they go?

It's difficult to uproot one's life. This may come off as "obscenely judgmental" but most "American" people who I know would have no issues with moving across the country, or perhaps the world, for one reason or another. On the other hand, very few of my Russian friends would consider leaving their parents, grandparents, and friends behind and moving far away. It's not common for Russian kids to move far away from their parents. Perhaps that plays a role in my thinking...

Quite a few of these guys moved to places like Sun Valley.  One senior developer who is a serial employee number one in startups (so, with some decent stock in a number of companies) moved here (to Moscow ID) and commutes to San Francisco when he needs to take meetings.  One guy moved to the CA coast to get away from all the people.  

 

Families are different, even within a fairly monolithic culture. My family is scattered across Asia, Europe, and North America.  But members regularly contributed to making downpayments on the houses other other family members.  That's an easy way to keep money within a family and build wealth, but not all families, even Chinese families, share this practice.

post #106505 of 109053
Interesting... well, I cannot see myself doing it. I can't see many of my friends doing it, either. Maybe a few - those who have shown vagabond-like tendencies in their 20's and have yet to settle down.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Interesting... well, I cannot see myself doing it. I can't see many of my friends doing it, either. Maybe a few - those who have shown vagabond-like tendencies in their 20's and have yet to settle down.

These are not vagabound types - they just didn't love living in (the good parts of) the Bay Area, and most of them are my age and above.  I'm now 40.

post #106507 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Most europeans don't have the same kind of prejudice as "americans" have, as we are not religious and accept people, for what they are, so I don't feel the need to judge and I don't see how saying that their surgery is well made and they actually look like what they want to like, is a problem.

I guess you did say most and I do know that Europe is not at all some sort of monolithic entity. But I think its hilarious that many Europeans rep themselves as not racist and progressive, but hate immigrants.

Also the rise of nazi-ish groups in various Euro countries... well I look questioningly at that pedestal that you stand on as you judge us for our prejudices.

Everyone loves "Black Pete"

"In 2008, Petra Bauer and Annette Krauss organized a march as part of an exhibition exploring the meaning of Zwarte Piet. When the media caught wind of the exhibition, the artists received death threats, and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven canceled the march. Being Allochtoon, Bauer and Krauss were told they didn’t have a right to be offended by Zwarte Piet. Bauer and Krauss were shocked by how unwilling many people were to even discuss the issue. “Wilders brought our exhibit up in Parliament. He wanted to cut funding for the Van Abbemuseum for even allowing people to talk about it,” says Bauer. But Krauss says the cancelation of the march ended up being a good thing. “People who had never had said anything about Zwarte Piet started reaching out to us.”

<- They sure don't like to be called out on it huh? Fucks with their self-image of being "not prejudiced"

So maybe the Dutch aren't that free of prejudice, maybe the Finns themselves are?
post #106508 of 109053
Not wanting immigrants to your country and being racist are two different things.

The two have been conflated in the interest of neoliberal economic policy, to boost GDP, reduce wage share of profits etc
post #106509 of 109053
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


I used to find Moo's posts annoying, but they suddenly become fun if you put the annoying parts inside this speech bubble. Try it sometime.

 

It's especially apt because the bubble makes it look like he's talking out of his ass, which is usually the case.

post #106510 of 109053
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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

Not wanting immigrants to your country and being racist are two different things.

The two have been conflated in the interest of neoliberal economic policy, to boost GDP, reduce wage share of profits etc

They are separate but related issues.

 

Anyway, if you guys really feel like discussing this... current events.

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Roger. I think I'll hold off for now smile.gif
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Anyone saw the episode of Conan, shot in Cuba?

post #106513 of 109053
Jack Straw is now online. Wonder if they'll start using Farfetch?????

Nice to see them online, they stock good brands.

www.jstraw.com
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Originally Posted by RXS09 View Post


It's likely that he doesn't have much control over pricing. Adidas knows what prices people are willing to pay for Kanye's stuff on the resale market. With that said, those prices are absurd and you'll (hopefully) see most items go on a deep sale

Oh man that's even better. Kanye rips on Nike about the constraints there and then sings adidas' praises for the freedom and then can't set prices.
post #106515 of 109053
Jack Straw's TS(S) buy is dope. All of that madras is unlike anything else I've seen.
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