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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Congrats, Kyle. Presumably still generally in the field of cutting stuff up, smushing it together, heating it up, etc.?
Nope, not at all thankfully. In the field of selling wine to people that cut stuff up and smush it together.
post #28412 of 43972
^ congratulations, meng....

.... so you're hanging up your knives for now?
post #28413 of 43972
Quitter. smile.gif
Seriously, though congrats - I'm glad you're excited about it. I know a few other folks in the wine biz (although not in your part of the country). IM me if it would be helpful/interesting to be introduced.
post #28414 of 43972
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I think your idea of what Copenhagen / Denmark is like is A BIT rosy, to say the least.

The government and Copenhagen city counsel HATES cars and if they could get them all out the city, they would be thrilled even though the parliament is located in downtown Copenhagen and they get driven round in BMW 7xx with security guards following them in SUVs (moral is double morals are twice as good).
You only own a car in Copenhagen if you need one due to congestion, price, cost of running etc., so yes most (normal) families only have one and mostly older ones, which is a double edged sword on one hand it's a good thing, they are on the road for longer and the pollution is kept down, as new ones aren't produced and on the other hand old cars pollute more and are less safe, which means it evens out pollution wise and it cost the state more to mend you.

Yes we do have one of the best bike infrastructures in the world, but cyclists tend to don't give rats ass about anyone, but them self, which resolves in a lot in injuries and downtown Copenhagen is like playing the ground is on fire bicycle edition.

The public transport system is large and all in all decent, but the Danish government just spend 7-10 years and I believe 4 billions dollars developing what essentially is an oister card, which as most of you know is tried and tested in most larger cities in the world.

We do get a lot for our taxes money, which is great, but when your real tax payment is in the 70th percentile, so should you.
Although we get a lot of quantity, the quality of what we get isn't that great, due to the government being retards (the last to minsters of tax were both 27 when they got elected, with no real work experience) and they keep taking money from where its needed police, healthcare, school, so they can do prestige projects like bridges etc. that no one really needs or wants.

The Danish safety net system, is currently being highlighted in the media as what it is shit, for some people it pays better to stay at home and scratch their ass, than going out and getting a low paying job.

I saw a research paper a couple weeks ago claiming that in a country of 5.5 million people almost 2 million are on some sort of government paid allowance, which leaves around a million people to pull the load, if you subtract the children and then they are complaining why we can't compete with emerging markets and we need to focus and being the best and brightest even though the school system has been neglected since the seventies, when it was in school during the late 80s to early 2000s, it wasn't uncommon to get a 10 year old text book.

The car taxes goes towards maintaining the roads and keep prices in public transit down, they don't do either, the public transit system has seen some of the biggest price inflations in the country.

The inflation is partly due to the government owned railways wasting money and buying shit that don't work aka the oister card and they ordered new intercity trains 10 years ago, only 20 have been delivered and those that have been don't work.

So yeah it's a great place.

Grass is always greener amiright?

Although really, most of those paragraphs could describe Chicago with less than five word substitutions...oh no! TEN YEAR OLD TEXTBOOKS!
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

^ congratulations, meng....

.... so you're hanging up your knives for now?

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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Quitter. smile.gif
Seriously, though congrats - I'm glad you're excited about it. I know a few other folks in the wine biz (although not in your part of the country). IM me if it would be helpful/interesting to be introduced.
Thanks, there's a good chance I'll take you up on that.

Not hanging up the knives entirely. I'll be cooking with my old boss once or twice a month for his dinner parties and such. But I'm ready for a nice long break from the heat and hours of the professional kitchen.
post #28416 of 43972
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Grass is always greener amiright?

Although really, most of those paragraphs could describe Chicago with less than five word substitutions...oh no! TEN YEAR OLD TEXTBOOKS!

Yes and no, I just get annoyed when people claim Denmark is the best place in the world, based on PR, Copenhagenize etc. and I doubt Chicago is branded in the same way, as Copenhagen.

Also Copenhagen is the dirtiest/filthiest/filled with trash place I have been in the western world.

Yup ten years, we had to sign the book with name and year, so you could see the age, I once got a book my sister had had 4 years before me. In the nineties we had a big pull down map of Europe in the classroom, it had USSR and east and west Germany on it.
post #28417 of 43972
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post

Nope, not at all thankfully. In the field of selling wine to people that cut stuff up and smush it together.
Congrats!!! cheers.gif
post #28418 of 43972
Stitchy, Imma leave this here for you to find after shabbos:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/schmaltz/id584643008?mt=8

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post #28419 of 43972
Today, Pepper went for her first bike ride

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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Also Copenhagen is the dirtiest/filthiest/filled with trash place I have been in the western world.

Yup ten years, we had to sign the book with name and year, so you could see the age, I once got a book my sister had had 4 years before me. In the nineties we had a big pull down map of Europe in the classroom, it had USSR and east and west Germany on it.

It was notably dirty the last time I was there.
10 year old textbooks and pre-soviet pulldown maps are de rigueur in american schools though...I'd guess I am 5+ years younger than you and we had that same crap when I was in school.
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Lol, cool cat, otc. How'd she like the ride?
post #28421 of 43972
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It was notably dirty the last time I was there.
10 year old textbooks and pre-soviet pulldown maps are de rigueur in american schools though...I'd guess I am 5+ years younger than you and we had that same crap when I was in school.

Like I said it's not that great.

I'm 28. wink.gif
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So this is happening.
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post #28424 of 43972
Going to Eleven Madison Park tonight. Super fired up about it.
post #28425 of 43972
Holy shit, I'm awesome.
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