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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.

9 April 2013
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I didn't know pointing was rude, even if I didn't really mean it. I end up stretching both of my arms as an excuse.

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9 April 2013
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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!).

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9 April 2013
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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.

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9 April 2013
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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!).

That was not the point I was trying to make. I thought it was quite obvious what I meant, but apparently not.

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.

10 April 2013
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^ 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?

Another pet peeve of mine is when you have really bad hiccups for ages. It started at 5.30, and there's no sign of it stopping any time soon :(

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11 April 2013
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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?

Well, I think that large families are seen as a sign of prestige (or something like that) in Africa, so that might be a reason for Africa, but I don't know if it applies anywhere else.

Another pet peeve of mine is when you have really bad hiccups for ages. It started at 5.30, and there's no sign of it stopping any time soon :(

At least they're not going to last for 68 years. (I think that's the world record, but I'm not entirely sure...)

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11 April 2013
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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...

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11 April 2013
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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...

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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.  

11 April 2013
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A part of me thinks the same about having a lot of children as LongHairedLady and fabfouremily. Why would you make babies if you're sick, poor and can't give them a good life?

But I also know why they do that in some countries. It's indeed because large families ARE seen as a sign of prestige in some countries, but also because when you've got a lot of children, they could earn a lot of money which is beneficial for you. Also, a lot of children means that when you're old, there are enough people to take care of you. It's some sort of insurance. I had to study about this for Geography so I came across a lot of information about this and this is kind of what I remembered.

I can't believe it's 2013 and some countries are still so retarded (not as in stupid, although some gouvernments sure are, just as in behind)

12 April 2013
10.16am
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Btw I think the number of children helps with tax breaks and cuts.

Birth Control here is a very controversial topic, the Roman Catholic Church in the country still meddles with the government affairs. Legislators had a hard time passing the Reproductive Health Bill which has provisions regarding contraception. My country has a population of over 100 million. Majority of which are farmers, which believe that having many children will be helpful in the field. There is still a misogynistic belief that the number of masculinity someone has depends on the number of children.

There are also lots of slums here and mind you it's a tropical country with temperatures reaching high as 38 degrees Celsius daily, people living here do not have much to do so they do "it" often ending up with 6 or more and as much as 22 children. I can also see them complaining about the hardships in life. 

My teacher once told me of his story. She visited a remote community to teach about contraception. Since she couldn't demonstrate how to put the contraceptive device, she instead used her finger as the phallus. Many months later she came back and population still boomed she was wondering why, one of the locals said to her that they exactly did the same thing, put the contraceptive on the finger. blue-meanie

 

I'd love to talk more about this but meh I wouldn't want to offend anybody.

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12 April 2013
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^

Oh my..that's very bad. And does it make me a bad person if that made me laugh?a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

 

Another pet peeve: I hate it when someone else opens my mail. It's a letter sent to ME, not to you so keep your hands off. I just received a letter from work about taking up holiday hours and I just left it on the cupboard because I had to leave. When I came back I found it in the wrong order, half wet and with stains on it. Turned out my dad had opened it before I even had the chance and sneezed over it. Really friggin great.

12 April 2013
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Linde said ^Oh my..that's very bad. And does it make me a bad person if that made me laugh?a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

I'm not sure...I laughed too a-hard-days-night-ringo-15a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

 Another pet peeve: I hate it when someone else opens my mail. It's a letter sent to ME, not to you so keep your hands off. I just received a letter from work about taking up holiday hours and I just left it on the cupboard because I had to leave. When I came back I found it in the wrong order, half wet and with stains on it. Turned out my dad had opened it before I even had the chance and sneezed over it. Really friggin great.

And that did, sorry a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

Edit: the quote has gone all funny :(

 

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13 April 2013
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We laughed when the teacher told us that but we kinda felt sad for the country and the people.

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"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
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Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
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17 April 2013
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NEWS MEDIA! Sometimes I really love the news and other times I really dislike it such as today.

For example: Giving false facts due to speculations- "Today, theres been arrest in the Boston bombing. Today, there has been moving progress in the Boston bombing." All within a few minutes. Make up your mind or report when you have the true facts! Either theres been an arrest or not!

Repeating things....hours...days on end (see top)

Saying wrong names or pronunciation or thinking its cute to say local names- Don't call it N'lawins unless you are from there. Its not cute. Its not mobile like mobile phone. Its Mobile (mo-bile). Watch Forrest Gump for Christ shakes, even he can pronounce it!

Over dramatizing- Every time there is a hurricane they call it a monster storm!  The only monster storms I know are Katrina and Camille.

Forgetting stuff- Katrina...almost everything after Katrina was New Orleans. Everything during Hurricane Issac was New Orleans. Hello news media, Katrina hit more than one area. Grant it was the biggest area, but it wasn't the only area. New Orleans would have survived if not for the levees. I'm just glad when Sandy hit, they included most of the East Coast, not just NYC.

Ok, now I will get off my soap box. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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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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19 April 2013
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Perhaps I should've been more specific. I don't mean like, on the street, but just when you're IN a supermarket or a shop or schools or something. ESPECIALLY in schools. It always bothers me to walk around at work or school and to hear people talk some weird language you don't understand. Did you know that over here, you actually can be punished for not talking Dutch at school?

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Why does it bother you that unfamiliar languages are spoken by people you don't know? It might be weird to you, but it's not to them. Isn't diversity a good thing?

I've got friends in Amsterdam. I've never considered not speaking English to my wife when we visit the city's shops. Odd to think it might bother some people.

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