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post #92056 of 131020
Oh, stuff like this never gets old :')

http://tokyodesu.com/2013/08/09/pictures-terrible-kanji-tattoos-with-their-english-translations/

And on a small side note....this thing is just mental.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/684396/new-jh-audio-flagship-siren-series-roxanne
Edited by Tom Yum Goong - 10/6/13 at 11:17pm
post #92057 of 131020

Yeah that's why I have to wonder if people who get tattoos actually know what they're getting themselves into. XD

post #92058 of 131020
 
Originally Posted by EveTan View Post
 

I really enjoyed reading this. It really resonates with how I view my surroundings. Being in Cali, I'm constantly surrounded by Leftists (not my favorite term, but I'll just use it here for now). Actually, my whole school has a very "left" slant. Personally I and my family are from Rightist background. We get quite angry over the fact that 50% + of our income goes poof into the gov's pockets and given to many of the "lazy" (again, not really liking this word, but that's what we norm call them) people who really have not earned that money. The people who are rich are the ones who take risks. Starting a company could leave someone bankrupt or leave them with riches. It is precisely that type of risk that allows them to be in "the 1%" blah. I certainly don't believe that people should be punished for taking the risks of entrepreneurship. They earned their riches from hard work, and it deserves to stay within their family. 

 

And I guess this type of mentality does play into the factor that I don't support universal health care. I feel that the role of the gov should be limited to protection (internal/foreign)...not to provide wellfare. Personally, I don't find myself as an extremely "moral" person. But, I can definitely see this style of gov eventually crippling the US economy.

 

Oh, and on a side note, it's really interesting hearing opinions from other countries (or even other states) about US politics/politics in general. I guess to generalize, you (europeans) have more experience than us regarding what "hurts" and what "heals."

 

Great posts by Rikkun and Eve. In Australia, it's not really all that common to find people discussing left wing/right wing politics or what have you nowadays.

 

I think I fall somewhere on the leftist side of things, but let me explain myself. Around the 1970/80's, my mum had a largish family with around 10 siblings, they were doing just fine until Communism hit Cambodia hard, where most of her family was slaughtered. She was very lucky though, as she managed to immigrate here to Australia after Communism swept her country.

 

Not too long after, I was born in 1991, and things were looking okay as my parent's had just bought a house (home loan of course). Until my bitch ass mother ****** of a dad left my mum for some slut back in Cambodia, making my mum take care of two kids and a new mortgage all by herself. She was an unskilled worker of course, and like many asian mothers from that time, she was a seamstress who worked from home, with 110+ hour work weeks. I vividly remember falling asleep many times on a mountain of clothes, listening to the hum and clacker of a sewing machine throughout the night (thanks to that, I can fall asleep anywhere, even in a loud-ish environment :p).

 

So obviously, we were very dependant on welfare while growing up, we had it pretty tough, living paycheck to paycheck for a decade. It's not all doom and gloom though, she did manage to singlehandedly pay off the house with about 12 years of hard work, I respect her greatly for that, and that's probably why we get along so well.

 

That's why I won't mind paying silly taxes when things kick off, sure, I'll be helping the "lazy", but I'll also be helping the people who really need it, the people who were like my family, and that idea completely overwhelms the sour notes from helping bludgers buy cigarettes and booze. I realise that I'm very lucky to have been born here, so why should I get angry that I have to pay taxes to the government? I could have been born in a third world country, and I wouldn't have had the same opportunity in life as I have here in Australia.

 

Do I feel that our tax dollars could be spent more wisely elsewhere? Of course I do!, but some people feel like that's the right thing to do, so who am I to judge on what's right or wrong? I practically owe my life to the government, so I'm not going to get my panties in a bunch every time they do something that I deem 'wrong'. And like Rikkun's example, I have mad respect for someone who studies a bazillion hours and works 50 hour weeks in a stressful job, but the thing is, that person is more likely than not, doing significantly better well off than some lazy hobo on the street living off welfare, so why are they complaining so much? Imagine how different that person's life would have been if he/she would have drawn a different ticket in the game of life. Mad respect for the hard work, they deserve it, but most people won't even have that opportunity.

 

I've always thought hard on how I can contribute back to society in my lifetime, and after many a drink, I've decided that don't want to live life like the stereotypical 'salaryman'. I'm going to work hard and start a business, I'm going to master the ins and outs of investing, and finally, I'm going to give my fortune away to charity and/or pursue other philanthropic ventures when I fade into twilight. I don't know why, but I don't really believe in inherited wealth, which may come across as blasphemy for most of you guys! I don't want my children to have a free ride through life just because I'll be wealthy, and I certainly don't to fund a dynasty of deadlylovers for hundreds of years after I disappear into legend!

 

I won't be doing it so I can feel better about myself for being more useful to society, for the ego or anything like that. I'll be doing it because I can, and I feel like that's the responsibility bestowed to me by the gods for drawing this ticket from the hat.

 

Or, I'll die trying. :p 

post #92059 of 131020
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 I certainly don't to fund a dynasty of deadlylovers for hundreds of years after I disappear into legend!

God forbid.

Thought-broadcasting's a female dog. I remember welfare talk on TMAC not too long ago. Is there some sort of mass upheaval on the topic or something? I don't follow news.

 

Good luck with your business endeavours you sick SHAFT freak...

post #92060 of 131020
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

God forbid.

Thought-broadcasting's a female dog. I remember welfare talk on TMAC not too long ago. Is there some sort of mass upheaval on the topic or something? I don't follow news.

 

Good luck with your business endeavours you sick SHAFT freak...

:):o:D;):p

post #92061 of 131020
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I've always thought hard on how I can contribute back to society in my lifetime, and after many a drink, I've decided that don't want to live life like the stereotypical 'salaryman'. I'm going to work hard and start a business, I'm going to master the ins and outs of investing, and finally, I'm going to give my fortune away to charity and/or pursue other philanthropic ventures when I fade into twilight. I don't know why, but I don't really believe in inherited wealth, which may come across as blasphemy for most of you guys! I don't want my children to have a free ride through life just because I'll be wealthy, and I certainly don't to fund a dynasty of deadlylovers for hundreds of years after I disappear into legend!

 

I won't be doing it so I can feel better about myself for being more useful to society, for the ego or anything like that. I'll be doing it because I can, and I feel like that's the responsibility bestowed to me by the gods for drawing this ticket from the hat.

 

Or, I'll die trying. :p 

Great and touching post. Regarding more humanitarian purposes, I feel that that should rest in the hands of the people. Call me naive, but I do think private organizations, if developed further can outperform the aid the Government provides. The government in my mind seems to act like some distant entity. It is no longer part of our general identity. 

 

Let me generalize quite a bit. Some Government jobs have areas that are so inefficient. Wasting so much human capital on one job. Spending so much money on something that can be done much more efficiently. But an alternative can be provided with private sources. With some sort of philanthropic insight, people like Deadly can think up a way to raise the standard of living for all. Whereas Deadly's incentive would be the betterment of society, governments don't necessarily work that way. I understand again I am generalizing without any proof, but I believe that their primary purpose is to garner support to keep themselves in office. Such a half [redacted] mentality won't create much progress. There then lacks the important incentive to continue innovating for new methods to support the marginalized. And at some point, the government has to reach a limit. There really is a limit to how much they can tax out of the rich and split to the poor. There's a limit to how much they can extend their budget to before foreign countries start clamoring for their money back. And being so deep in debt, I would say "now" is not the time for wellfare increases. The increase in debt will end up being one of the factors causing another depression for us. Wellfare from the government is only a temporary solution which will come back to bite harder than the help it provides.

 

Sorry for another ramble of jumbled thoughts.

post #92062 of 131020
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Yeah that's why I have to wonder if people who get tattoos actually know what they're getting themselves into. XD

Obviously not. Which I never understood. It's not that hard to google the phrases you want before getting it permanently branded on your skin. Dumb f**ks everywhere.
post #92063 of 131020
Is there a halo thread?
post #92064 of 131020
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

Your nub ass.

Guess who was sold right after they mentioned glasses.

This should be a show instead.

I admit to have a bit of a glasses fetish myself, but watching a show about people wearing glasses would be a bit too much for me unless it has some other amazing element.

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Haven't had Pho for a year now. Should I have admitted that?
 I'll stop off at Hon's while you get Pho somewhere. Now that place is truly missed, nothing quite like it here on the island of doom. Only in North America.

Haven't had Pho since my visit to the US. Since I've got making udon down pretty good (it's not restaurant quality, but it tastes pretty good if you ask me), I want to try my hands on making some pho.
I'm hoping one of you guys has a good recipe. tongue.gif

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Great posts by Rikkun and Eve. In Australia, it's not really all that common to find people discussing left wing/right wing politics or what have you nowadays.

I think I fall somewhere on the leftist side of things, but let me explain myself. Around the 1970/80's, my mum had a largish family with around 10 siblings, they were doing just fine until Communism hit Cambodia hard, where most of her family was slaughtered. She was very lucky though, as she managed to immigrate here to Australia after Communism swept her country.

Not too long after, I was born in 1991, and things were looking okay as my parent's had just bought a house (home loan of course). Until my bitch ass mother ****** of a dad left my mum for some slut back in Cambodia, making my mum take care of two kids and a new mortgage all by herself. She was an unskilled worker of course, and like many asian mothers from that time, she was a seamstress who worked from home, with 110+ hour work weeks. I vividly remember falling asleep many times on a mountain of clothes, listening to the hum and clacker of a sewing machine throughout the night (thanks to that, I can fall asleep anywhere, even in a loud-ish environment tongue.gif ).

So obviously, we were very dependant on welfare while growing up, we had it pretty tough, living paycheck to paycheck for a decade. It's not all doom and gloom though, she did manage to singlehandedly pay off the house with about 12 years of hard work, I respect her greatly for that, and that's probably why we get along so well.

That's why I won't mind paying silly taxes when things kick off, sure, I'll be helping the "lazy", but I'll also be helping the people who really need it, the people who were like my family, and that idea completely overwhelms the sour notes from helping bludgers buy cigarettes and booze. I realise that I'm very lucky to have been born here, so why should I get angry that I have to pay taxes to the government? I could have been born in a third world country, and I wouldn't have had the same opportunity in life as I have here in Australia.

Do I feel that our tax dollars could be spent more wisely elsewhere? Of course I do!, but some people feel like that's the right thing to do, so who am I to judge on what's right or wrong? I practically owe my life to the government, so I'm not going to get my panties in a bunch every time they do something that I deem 'wrong'. And like Rikkun's example, I have mad respect for someone who studies a bazillion hours and works 50 hour weeks in a stressful job, but the thing is, that person is more likely than not, doing significantly better well off than some lazy hobo on the street living off welfare, so why are they complaining so much? Imagine how different that person's life would have been if he/she would have drawn a different ticket in the game of life. Mad respect for the hard work, they deserve it, but most people won't even have that opportunity.

I've always thought hard on how I can contribute back to society in my lifetime, and after many a drink, I've decided that don't want to live life like the stereotypical 'salaryman'. I'm going to work hard and start a business, I'm going to master the ins and outs of investing, and finally, I'm going to give my fortune away to charity and/or pursue other philanthropic ventures when I fade into twilight. I don't know why, but I don't really believe in inherited wealth, which may come across as blasphemy for most of you guys! I don't want my children to have a free ride through life just because I'll be wealthy, and I certainly don't to fund a dynasty of deadlylovers for hundreds of years after I disappear into legend!

I won't be doing it so I can feel better about myself for being more useful to society, for the ego or anything like that. I'll be doing it because I can, and I feel like that's the responsibility bestowed to me by the gods for drawing this ticket from the hat.

Or, I'll die trying. tongue.gif  

Excellent post, hats of to you.

You see, this is exactly the reason why there is no government system that works for all people. Some people take advantage of the system, others have their life saved by it, whereas yet another group succumbs under the system.

What is also one of my biggest (internal) problems is that I'm not even sure what to go for. Should I do my best for the benefit of society? Should I pave the way for my offspring? Should I have as much fun as possible? I don't believe in any higher good, so rationally speaking I wouldn't go for the society, yet I'm still a human and I still have a sense of higher good. My idea was to work as a scientist on interesting research because that would both benefit society and be fun. But that does still leave the matter of politics unsolved -- should I support whatever party makes my life as good as possible, or should I support whatever party tries to move society forward the most in the long-term. And even when I have decided that, how does one help society in the long-term the best? Get good education? Get a kick-ass economy working? I have no idea -- I'm not a macroeconomist.

Reading stories like yours always make me feel spoiled. I was born in an upper middle class family with no big problems (other than having an autistic brother), and I've come to know I'm actually 3 standard deviations away from average when it comes to intelligence and education. I've been dealt an incredibly lucky card in the game of life. I am blessed with opportunity, but does that immediately mean I should use this opportunity for the better of mankind? Perhaps if I've had a much worse start of my life I'd think about this in an entirely different way, but as it is I do not really see the point in working for the good of society. I think it would be best to just do whatever the hell I personally want -- and right now that is to study my ass off so I can be a good scientist later in my life, and I don't want to do that just for society, but rather because to me it seems like a really fun job to do. Then again, doing work with some kind of fundamental good purpose does feel more rewarding, so that could be part of it.

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... And at some point, the government has to reach a limit. There really is a limit to how much they can tax out of the rich and split to the poor. There's a limit to how much they can extend their budget to before foreign countries start clamoring for their money back. And being so deep in debt, I would say "now" is not the time for wellfare increases. The increase in debt will end up being one of the factors causing another depression for us. Wellfare from the government is only a temporary solution which will come back to bite harder than the help it provides.

Oh definitely. For example here in the Netherlands left wing parties wanted to get us even further in debts which would mean we'd lose our triple A status and we'd get a heavy fine from the European union. Whereas I think distribution of wealth is definitely beneficial for the welfare of a country -- it's not necessarily a good thing. Sometimes we need to just realize what we're doing and cut back on costs to survive an economical crisis such as the current eurozone crisis.
post #92065 of 131020
This is gold.

post #92066 of 131020
I've just been struck by the fact that the synopses for anime on charts or MAL actually tell me little that I want to know. It's not what the story is about, it's how the story is told that makes a world of difference. And when it comes to anime, a comedy, drama, tragedy or plain mind-rape weirdness could potentially all have the same synopsis... redface.gif
post #92067 of 131020
I don't believe in any gods and the concept of an afterlife is only wishful thinking to me.
What I believe is that the only way to "live" on after your death is through the things you did before die and how they shaped your surroundings. Oh and through your children :-P

Here in Germany there are not that many people who complain about giving poor people their money through taxes. It helps these not so privileged people to help themselves.
We also have a lot of laws etc to avoid giving people money who are just plain lazy. These people who, for example, refuse to look for a job, get close to nothing from the government.
Works really well.
We had elections here two weeks ago and the (not so new) government wants to set up even harder measurement against these lazy chumps. This way only the people who really need the money, get some.
I'm totally fine with giving some money to people who don't have that much. It really can't have a good impact on your economy and the overall satisfaction of your country if the gap between rich and poor people gets too wide.
post #92068 of 131020

6 episodes into Dangan Ronpa. Pretty good so far.

post #92069 of 131020
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How'd AC get green lit so fast but not Halo? Seriously?

http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin's_Creed_(film)
A guy with a face and name on planet earth is easier to do with a mc that has no face in space
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A guy with a face and name on planet earth is easier to do with a mc that has no face in space

It's just going to be another lame action flick like the Prince of Persia movie.
Seems to be some kind of curse that nobody manages to make a good movie out of a videogame.
I say we keep Mr. J.J. Abrahams away from Star Wars and let him make a Mass Effect movie.

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