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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post


It may surprise you to learn that Finland is actually not part of Scandinavia.

Sure......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavia
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Not sure if you guys are aware but they just discovered a new greenhouse gas, 7000x more powerful than co2 in regards to climate change. Didn't read the full story yet but I'm assuming this could be a game changer to how we see global warming.

Anyways I hate when you're on the fence about something, probably don't care if you don't buy it, then somebody else does and you're kicking yourself for not buying it
post #88158 of 109053
yeah Skipp, hence the "see what I did there?". being ironical

okay, finndane - I redact my insult! you, too, are no fool
post #88159 of 109053
I'm an educated fool with money on my mind wink.gif
post #88160 of 109053
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Originally Posted by oboy_oboy View Post


Depending on where you live and how dedicated you want to be, craigslist is a potential gold mine. I've found so many excellent vintage pieces ranging from mid-century teak pieces of excellent quality to hand made cherry folding desks to literally brand new DWR pieces only used to stage a (very expensive) house for sale.

Unless it's literally the exact thing you want and you're balling, shipping furniture is crazy. Like you said: save it for clothes.

or food

 

I have some of the best food grown in the entire country in my area, don't have much desire to order anything online although I have been eyeing a leg of jamon iberico de bellota ever since Spain legalized exportation in the mid 2000's. Prices are steep though, like a 5-zip at MSRP for one leg.

 

Craigslist's dry in my area, doesn't stop me from looking every other day though.

 

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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post


On global warming, I don't think it's a hoax, I just don't get wound up over some guy in a video on the internet saying, we are all going to die by 2040.

 

Granted he represents the bleakest projections of the leading climate scientists but it's really not different for humanity to go extinct in 2100 which pretty much is the scientific consensus, although you'll almost never hear a scientist sensationalize such. The current rates of change over the past decade, especially the collapse of Arctic sea ice volume (area too), have been destroying all the previous worst case projections made by huge margins.

post #88161 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Nothing, I haven't heard before. wink.gif

The main problem/reason is that most of these people grew up being dirt poor, so as soon as they get money, its spend spend spend spend spend spend, it is a lot what happened in Russia years ago, just on a much larger scale.

Just see the nouveau riche guys who hired guys to trash their super cars because, they weren't satisfied, also china has one of largest amount of Ferrari owners under 30 in the world and thats in a country where a 458 costs north of 600k$, I saw a documentary on Chinese consumerism the other day and it was almost disgusting.

Here in Europe we have the pleasure of the new Russian middle class scaring everyone away from the classic vacation spots etc. and making British tourists seem well behaved and sober.

How many of the "white knights" guys on here have dealt with gold diggers?


On global warming, I don't think it's a hoax, I just don't get wound up over some guy in a video on the internet saying, we are all going to die by 2040.

This is actually a very misguided interpretation of the Asian consumerism phenomenon.

Conspicuous consumption in Asia is not a result of suddenly being rich, even though that is largely the reason why it CAN exist (you can't have consumerism unless people have money, but it's not WHY most Asians are such heavy consumers). The main issue, is actually the culture of saving face (Asian shame culture). I'm at work though, so I can't really expand on it until I get home, but for anyone who understands Asian culture, this is observably the most important underlying factor.
post #88162 of 109053
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Originally Posted by BrotherChristof View Post
 

 

 

Good morning.

I have a few questions for you, if you don't mind:

 

1.   Why do you have a photo of Dmitri Smirnov as your profile pic?  Do you sing tenor?

 

2.  Judging from your name, are you Ukrainian or of Ukrainian extraction?

 

3.   Where do you live currently?  New York City?  Are you singing tenor for the Met?

 

4.   I understand you have a passion for shearling.  I am in search of a shearling coat.  Is there a brand I should start with, in your recommendation?

 

Brother,

 

I question if this isn't a proxy user account for an established poster.

 

Please confirm either way before I answer.

 

TIA

post #88163 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Isachenko View Post


I have some of the best food grown in the entire country in my area, don't have much desire to order anything online although I have been eyeing a leg of jamon iberico de bellota ever since Spain legalized exportation in the mid 2000's. Prices are steep though, like a 5-zip at MSRP for one leg.

I didn't mean to order online. I just meant to eat.
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post #88164 of 109053

oboy,

 

:happy:

 

brother,

 

No need to reply back.

post #88165 of 109053
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

I honestly wish you the best, but realistically, you're going to graduate in 3 years, and not that many lawyers are going to retire in over the next 3 years. Just because there are fewer lawyers entering the workforce doesn't mean the market's going to generate more demand for new lawyers. I hope you find a good internship in Y1. As long as you do well there, you'll get a nice cushy paycheck once you're out of school.

this. kind of. good friend of mine did internships in in each year. one was for a major gvt branch i think, second was for a DC judge, 3rd was at a major DC firm. got dat cushy offer.

now, his life is owned by the firm for a while, but he will make a lot of loot.

i think his game plan was a very good one.

not guaranteed to work, and getting those internships are not easy, but it can be done.
post #88166 of 109053

^

If you (not you stitches) like golden handcuffs, and wouldn't surprise me in the least with some of the S&M fits I've seen, then plow ahead. 

post #88167 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Isachenko View Post

Granted he represents the bleakest projections of the leading climate scientists but it's really not different for humanity to go extinct in 2100 which pretty much is the scientific consensus, although you'll almost never hear a scientist sensationalize such. The current rates of change over the past decade, especially the collapse of Arctic sea ice volume (area too), have been destroying all the previous worst case projections made by huge margins.

Greenland is a "part" of Denmark, so I'm very aware of the icecap problems etc., but as long as the people who can do something, don't, what can the rest of us do other than try to keep our footprint down.


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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post


This is actually a very misguided interpretation of the Asian consumerism phenomenon.

Conspicuous consumption in Asia is not a result of suddenly being rich, even though that is largely the reason why it CAN exist (you can't have consumerism unless people have money, but it's not WHY most Asians are such heavy consumers). The main issue, is actually the culture of saving face (Asian shame culture).

As I read it, it sounds like everywhere else and pretty much the root of why people by brand name products, so people can see that they have money.

I still retain that the consumerism is a product of people wanting to show "they have arrived", which is done by buying a product your peers recognize.
post #88168 of 109053
Yes, that is a basic facet of conspicious consumerism... that's why it's called CONSPICUOUS consumerism... but the reason why it's so rampant in Asia is because of the shame culture. Consumerism does not necessarily have to be conspicuous, but in Asia, it is predominantly conspicuous.
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would be better covered in diamonds
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