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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

You're covered under the university's health plan though, right? Shouldn't make a bit difference to you. Maybe your graduate adviser can slip you an envelope with $50 and some coupons for free tacos from the Taco Bell in the student union to make up for those 11 hours every week.

nope lol!!! they don't give GTAs health insurance, I have to buy it myself. because the state of va sucks fucking dick. I"m a 'part time' employee.
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that blows. on the plus side, my individual plan isn't super expensive, since I'm not 52 with clogged arteries or whatever
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i have a bunch of preexisting conditions, so im forced to buy a student plan (not related to employment) that costs like $300 a month lol go USA go USA
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

nope lol!!! they don't give GTAs health insurance, I have to buy it myself. because the state of va sucks fucking dick. I"m a 'part time' employee.

Wow! That really surprises me. I thought one of the advantages of being even tangentially associated with a major university was that you wouldn't have to worry about health care.
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

that blows. on the plus side, my individual plan isn't super expensive, since I'm not 52 with clogged arteries or whatever

My plan sucks balls. I work for a Fortune 500 and my paycheck deductions are equal to the amount the coverage provider would charge if purchased from them directly. Only advantage of going through work is that they contribute money to my HSA.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I have a cultural memory that spans centuries, is my point. My family tree can be traced back before the founding of this country, and has survived multiple dynastic changes. Maybe you can honestly say that this means nothing to you, but it's clearly important to many people. Otherwise, adopted kids would not look for their biological parents, and people wouldn't spend time and money trying to trace their ancestry.
This is just not true if you look through a different lens. My achievements are not purely my own. That is one of the reasons that Chinese mother's don't bitch and moan about not having "something of their own", and invest so much in their children. My achievements are considered my parents achievements, and my failings, also theirs. And what I do or do not reflects on not just my parents and myself , but on my family name. I wouldn't expect a westerner to understand, however, nor anyone who embraces individualism, which I think is one of the most lonely, and at the same time, constricting, ideologies. Read the Analects, and not just to "understand them" on a superficial, intellectual level, and you'll get it.

that's cool that you know so much about your lineage, and I can understand how that creates a sense of being part of something larger than yourself. i guess that's one of the big drawbacks of diaspora, that sometimes that knowledge is lost. i can trace my family tree back like a hundred years and that's it.
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Someone feel free to point out if this is a gross misconception, but I've always thought that uprooting your family from one place to move far away to another because of a "job transfer" is an almost exclusively American experience.
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Originally Posted by thewho13 View Post

Someone feel free to point out if this is a gross misconception, but I've always thought that uprooting your family from one place to move far away to another because of a "job transfer" is an almost exclusively American experience.

But how do you think all the 'muhricans got here?
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Originally Posted by artishard116 View Post

jazz has been back for a while...

particularly in the Scandinavian world:

Esbjorn Svensson Trio is amazing; it's a damn shame Esbjorn Svensson himself died in a scuba diving accident in 08


Iiro Rantala New Trio is pretty good too, although I wish they had some "real" percussion:
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yeah I have no pedigree whatsoever, but I'm ok with it.  I definitely "get" why people care though; partly it's a cool sense of belonging to something greater than yourself, even if it's nothing you can control.

 

My father's father came here as an infant and had his surname changed at Ellis Island to what amounts to a fake name (just a mild modification of the Polish that it was).   So I find it strange to see that there are a small handful of other people with the same last name but aren't part of my family since it was just made up.  Meanwhile, back in Poland his (much) older sisters stayed and ultimately became concentration camp victims (and in one case a survivor that eventually came to America after the war) while he grew up here and fought for the States in WWII.  Sort of weird how that worked out.

 

My mom's parents came as children from Italy and moved to a city that was/is known for supposedly having more people from a particular Italian city than were left over there.  So just peasant status group emigration.  No sense in tracking anything back, we're American now and are just going forward.

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Originally Posted by conceptual 4est View Post

yeah I have no pedigree whatsoever, but I'm ok with it.  I definitely "get" why people care though; partly it's a cool sense of belonging to something greater than yourself, even if it's nothing you can control.

My father's father came here as an infant and had his surname changed at Ellis Island to what amounts to a fake name (just a mild modification of the Polish that it was).   So I find it strange to see that there are a small handful of other people with the same last name but aren't part of my family since it was just made up.  Meanwhile, back in Poland his (much) older sisters stayed and ultimately became concentration camp victims (and in one case a survivor that eventually came to America after the war) while he grew up here and fought for the States in WWII.  Sort of weird how that worked out.

My mom's parents came as children from Italy and moved to a city that was/is known for supposedly having more people from a particular Italian city than were left over there.  So just peasant status group emigration.  No sense in tracking anything back, we're American now and are just going forward.

I'm American, Honey. Our names don't mean shit.
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Originally Posted by Earnest Hemingway View Post

particularly in the Scandinavian world:

Esbjorn Svensson Trio is amazing; it's a damn shame Esbjorn Svensson himself died in a scuba diving accident in 08


Iiro Rantala New Trio is pretty good too, although I wish they had some "real" percussion:

Iiro Rantala new trio was an interesting project, although a short one. Iiro's doing a lot of things nowadays, I think he plays classical on occasion, too. Released some solo music, including a song he wrote for Esbjörn. His first project Trio Töykeät is really good. I know the rest of the trio personally, and have played a bit with the drummer. This is probably my favorite track of theirs, atm.

Their last album High Standards includes some interesting covers of popular songs.

On a more rft note, a friend of mine just said on fb, that he has a friend who has a huge scarf, and calls it a poncho because he wears it like one. This was a bit weird to him. I won't say anything.
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Edited by conceptual 4est - 3/19/13 at 7:15am
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What hat is that tween. Also 1970s.
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cosmopolitan hairstyle would be a pretty good fake band name
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