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9 April 2013
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Oh I DO, because I'm stubborn like that.

Even though I know Norwegian Wood is too low for me, I still keep on tryinga-hard-days-night-john-6

For the rest it really depends whose vocals I'm singing along to.


I hate it when people around me talk in another language and then stare at me, it makes me feel very uncomfortable. Like yesterday, I was at work and these African guys were walking near me and they were talking in their own language and kept on looking at me and pointing and all. First of all that's very rude imo and second, it made me feel very uncomfortable as I mentioned. I always think people should just talk Dutch when being in public spaces, after all, you're in the friggin Netherlands. 

The exception being when you're on a Holiday and don't know the language well and you're just talking to the person who's with you. But these guys obviously weren't on a holiday.

10 April 2013
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One of my Beatley moments of the day was when I was watching tv they have those feed the children commercials and some woman was doing a cover of Imagine. With that, I give you my next pet peeve: the sad abused animal and feed children commercials. I know its suppose to make you sad, but I can't stand it because it makes me sad. In another sense I hate the feed the children commercials because, ok yea the US has more money then a third world country, but we're also in a recession and we have our own homeless/hungry children take of.

11 April 2013
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LongHairedLady said

fabfouremily said
^ I feel bad for not wanring to see those adverts. I know we're lucky to have been born in a developed country, and maybe we should be reminded sometimes, but the only make me feel sad. And then there's a part of me that thinks that they should stop having so many children. When you know you're in serious trouble in every way possible, why bring another 5,6,7 people into the world? Can some of the money they get not go on contraception?

I used to think that too, but the truth is that although it seems so simple to us, it's just a different culture there.  Not only are the contraception methods not common knowledge, but it's also probably not very accessible to them.   It's sad.  So many rich a**holes in the world wasting their money on shit they don't need, and others are starving to death.  I've always wished there was a way that some big force could just collect all of the money in the world and divide it all up evenly so everyone can be just comfortable and happy....  I know that's impossible...  but just Imagine...

Also even people developed countries such as here in the US where we do have contraceptives, people are still popping out babies and not giving them a proper life. 

I remember a while back Oprah I believe and some other companies were raising money for feminine products for people in Africa because apparently they can't go to school during that time. Like you said, I wish there was a way for things to be spread out evenly, but unfortunately there isn't.  

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Funny Paper said

Joe said I suppose openly discussing you in another language is quite rude, but wanting to stop people speaking their native language in another country? That's just nuts. People should be allowed to communicate in whatever language is most appropriate to their situation. I live in Cardiff and regularly hear all sorts of languages. I've never seen it as a problem. And despite having lived as an Englishman in Wales for 18 years I've never felt pressured to learn Welsh. People in my office talk Welsh all the time, but they have the courtesy not to talk about me (I hope!).

Straw man.  Linde did not say she merely was "wanting to stop people speaking their native language in another [sic: her own] country".  She quite explicitly described other factors, including non-verbal language and behaviors she, as a young woman, found uncomfortable.  How you missed all that in order to get on your self-righteously politically correct and xeno-sensitive high horse is... interesting.  I would advise Linde to be careful where she walks, especially if she chooses to walk alone.

Wow. I've never been called xeno-sensitive before. I'm not on a high horse at all, self-righteous or otherwise, and I wasn't constructing a strawman argument. I was just responding to this phrase, which I happen to disagree with (though I understand it wasn't Linde's sole point):

I always think people should just talk Dutch when being in public spaces, after all, you're in the friggin Netherlands.

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