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Topic: Serious Discussion / Serious Nonsense

where’s the bit about the Nexus?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Charity begins at home...

Yeah I just assumed you purposely wanted to volunteer instead of taking a contract. In most countries people with actual teaching degrees / experience get paid better, and get better positions [like university ESL]. That’s why I thought India was an odd choice because to my knowledge there are no paid ESL positions there; Cambodia is mainly volunteer / stipend as well. Try to get into a public school or an international [British] school if possible, there’s more benefits and less of a teaching load.

One thing to point out on ‘training teachers’…native teachers frequently get paid less but work harder than expats, so many think expats have an inflated rep. I’d be very cautious about giving even friendly teaching advice to native teachers, especially if it’s your first time working in their country.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Charity begins at home...

Not on this computer. Most of my lesson plans were Korea-specific, like doing a M.A.S.H week. Tried Dave’s ESL Cafe?

Kickstarter prizes should have some advance details [ie. authentic glass jewellery from angkor wat] and of course be much cheaper than what you’re getting, factoring in shipping costs.

The best prizes, of course, cost you nothing and are personalized. Lots of room there with a class full of kids and holy shit that sentence came out wrong.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Charity begins at home...

Cool. I considered taking a stipend job in Burma after I finished the Korean contract – that was back when they were just opening up their society, but had to pass. Seemed a bit risky [and was proved correct] but I kinda regret not doing it. Not many people can say they’ve visited, much less taught there.

If it were me, I’d probably take Cambodia, but they’re all good choices.

With Kickstarter type projects [as vika suggests], it helps to have a firm cash goal and ‘prizes’ for each donation tier. In this case, you’d need to get a bit creative, possibly tie it into your teaching, like sending kids poems to those at the $50 line, or photos/posters from a specific tourist site. The good thing is all those countries are pretty cheap; souvenirs to send back wouldn’t be pricey.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / Principle Killing/Promoting Field

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Charity begins at home...

Where in Asia I did ESL in SK in 2012.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Commentary on Freedom, Love, and All Ideals

Originally posted by tenco1:
Originally posted by Raukii:
but the point is how devoted to the nexus I am.

You were doing so well, you at least had a few people responding to you seriously. Why did you have to throw all that away for this? What even is it, why was is worth blowing your cover, it’s not going to actually get anyone, at least before you might have gotten away with being a really crazy religious person, but now? There’s no going back and there’s nothing to look forward to.

I guessed who it was by his second post. Hard to believe it took other regs so long to play catch-up.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / Commentary on Freedom, Love, and All Ideals

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Topic: Serious Discussion / What the hell is wrong with the country?

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Topic: Serious Discussion / I am damn tired of Obamacare. Now it's time for the correction. :)

A two-tiered healthcare system [pub/priv initiatives] doesn’t work. It leads to a brain drain – the talented doctors do private work because it pays better, leaving the actual system the majority uses in the hands of schmos. Successive Albertan governments have tried for years to implement this system; it’s been rejected each time by voters who are aware that it would unbalance the current system. We don’t WANT an institutionalized stratification of society, a few extra bucks in the healthcare budget isn’t enough of an incentive. If you want private health care, go to the US. There’s a brain drain issue there too, but it’s less severe since it requires these gold-digger medical staff to live in the US.

incidentally karma, American universities have the same problem, which is why State Universities are often avoided by prospective students.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / UNNOFICIAL Explanation of the nexus

I have to give this guy props for being so crazy even vannie is leery about him.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / New NASA study - we are doomed.

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Topic: Serious Discussion / An attack on the validity of justice

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Topic: Serious Discussion / New NASA study - we are doomed.

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Topic: Serious Discussion / An attack on the validity of justice

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Topic: Serious Discussion / New NASA study - we are doomed.

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proposed amendments to forum guidelines

it won’t make a difference. It’s surprisingly easy for one person to screw up SD with a lot of alts and patience.

Just gotta wait it out like the plague.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Americans Warned To "Scrub" Their Social Media Posts To Avoid Upsetting Terrorists.

it’s a stupid topic when an ee cummings reference in the last post is the most clever thing said in the thread.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proposed amendments to forum guidelines

I think it’s unwise to revisit this topic until vanguarde returns to his hibernation, as he’ll just screw it up.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Americans Warned To "Scrub" Their Social Media Posts To Avoid Upsetting Terrorists.

Not sure if trolling or genuinely illiterate.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / I am damn tired of Obamacare. Now it's time for the correction. :)

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Forum needs a lesson on firearms. Here it is, Michael Brown related.

Originally posted by masterofthegun:
Originally posted by Jantonaitis:

Well you’re right with the zoo analogy, but you don’t seem to have realized that you’re just the latest specimen on exhibit, and nothing worth wasting a snapshot on.

You are wrong there friend, I am animal who has occupied the zoo called SD for the most amount of time. I created this yard we all play on, and I am the alpha male. Judge me by my alts is a critical tactical mistake. I have defeated though linguistic battle many combatants over the years here. I still have the head of SaintAjora in my hall of shame after defeating that account.

Other long time posters are on life support thanks to my persistence. It also helps I am quite good with networking so no one will ever find out my original accounts.

I come back to SD with new accounts, guess what? Discussion picks up again after being quite dead for a long time. I introduce interesting topics which gives SD virtual CPR and this is the thanks I get. It’s ok, I will be here long after most of you are gone. This is my home.

Nobody cares, Vanguarde.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / White teen killed by black cop!!

I have much better things to do.

Liar.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / I am damn tired of Obamacare. Now it's time for the correction. :)

Originally posted by stanwise:

The point was these darn kids these days, I think you made that quite clear.

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Americans Warned To "Scrub" Their Social Media Posts To Avoid Upsetting Terrorists.

Oh, you’re offended now? You must be mistaking me for one of those bleeding heart liberals, because I don’t care who you used to be or what special minority group you belong to. It’s not a hug-a-terrorist stunt, it’s counter-intelligence. If you’re so concerned about the military let it be over lives lost from silly facebook shit, not OORAH WE THE MARINES reputation.

Also the Cold War’s over. I guess your CO forgot to debrief you. The Marshall Plan’s nothing to emulate and even when it was, it was never about re-education, it was about containment. That how the US ended up with shitty allies like Egypt and Saudi Arabia, because tyrannies are easier to control than democracies. It’s also the main reason the terrorists hate us, for propping up said dictators [oh, were you gonna say ‘our freedom’? lol].