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Posted on Tue, Aug 16, 2005 09:47

I think it is to everyone's benefit to learn more about other people's cultures. It's like removing blinders. We may not agree, but it will give us a better understanding and possibly respect for one another.
My neighbor's daughter left for India to do her grade 12 four weeks ago. She is on exchange with the Rotary Club and was put into a Catholic School. After two weeks an incident occurred. A young girl was accused of saying the word 'flirt' which there is luck saying the 'f' word here. She did not know whether the girl did or did not say it. But as punishment, the girl was made to stand in front of the class all day. The girl was crying. And at the end of this day, this girl knew she would be expelled. My neighbor's daughter walked out of the class in disgust, and is now attending a medical school, arranged by a friend they had living there.



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Posted on Thu, Jul 21, 2005 17:25


mercedesredgal write:

wwwww123 write:
Would it be possible to establish a basic value system for the whole world and punish in some way any country violating this UN type of value system. Only cover the biggies, such a human rights, children s rights, non aggression, zero tolerance for terrorism, voting, -- list to be continued.

I agree with whatever Bernie says.... He is a smart guy.



Redmercedesgal...5W has been waiting for someone just like you who would hang onto his every word and not boss him around.
He has 3 bossy grown up daughters and grand-daughters who drive him up the wall, so you would be a refreshing change..
He is a rock collector and you must love sorting out his rocks and him. Must also enjoy having your bu*tt pinched or polished and listen to his rambling of facts on Iraq war, Bush policies and he does not like poets..
I WAS his PR till now..this ad is my last push to sell him to you and get my long awaited 2% which I have no hope of ever being paid. If u are interested in the PR job or him , please apply directly ...good luck, you need it. ..lol



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Posted on Thu, Jul 21, 2005 17:17


wwwww123 write:
mercedesredgal "I agree with whatever Bernie says.... He is a smart guy."

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Boy, I have always needed a PR person. Do you charge more than 2%? Bonnie is not doing very well for her 2%. In fact she is always making me look old, worn out, bad, and not even worth salvaging. Time to fire her.


btw, does this mean that you agree that I look better than Robert Redford (years ago), or Richard Gere, and that I am sweet and nice, etc. etc. I mean just how far does this PR gig go? Might be worth more than 10%.

LOL



at long last, one on the bait...got the message , she is not interested in being your PR but in you!
NOw 5W u don't need a PR you need a lesson in reading a woman's mind. So what are u waiting for? (all this free advice and I m not even asking for 2% yet!)



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Posted on Wed, Jul 20, 2005 20:51

mercedesredgal "I agree with whatever Bernie says.... He is a smart guy."

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Boy, I have always needed a PR person. Do you charge more than 2%? Bonnie is not doing very well for her 2%. In fact she is always making me look old, worn out, bad, and not even worth salvaging. Time to fire her.


btw, does this mean that you agree that I look better than Robert Redford (years ago), or Richard Gere, and that I am sweet and nice, etc. etc. I mean just how far does this PR gig go? Might be worth more than 10%.

LOL



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Posted on Wed, Jul 20, 2005 16:51


wwwww123 write:
Would it be possible to establish a basic value system for the whole world and punish in some way any country violating this UN type of value system. Only cover the biggies, such a human rights, children s rights, non aggression, zero tolerance for terrorism, voting, -- list to be continued.

I agree with whatever Bernie says.... He is a smart guy.



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Posted on Thu, Jul 14, 2005 23:40

Bonnie Wordsmiths are more sophisticated

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Yep, real BS artists.

lol

I would be easy to write poetry generating program. Model it after the crossword generating programs. When do you want it, and what do you pay? If you want it to make good common sense, that will be extra.

lol



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Posted on Wed, Jul 13, 2005 17:38


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ps. Sardonic hormone and lack of use wiped out my math skills. Now I think I will be a poet.

wwwww

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Mr wwwww a poet!!! This actually I can't wait to see. Give him a chance Bonnie.

And Min, what you think ... if Mr wwwww became a poet, gues I have to eat my words!!!!



Maayan,
wwwww, is only good for churning out numbers and facts..just see his ream of facts in '/world News' ...too conditioned by computers.
Wordsmiths are more sophisticated, computers can't replicate. He needs to be un-conditioned and free from his hard mould..there is no software for poetry writing..it is inspired not taught. Im afraid he is a lost cause.



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Posted on Tue, Jul 12, 2005 23:48

Probably won't have to eat those words anytime real soon.

lol



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Posted on Sat, Jul 09, 2005 15:53


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Bonnie "Chinese have always been good at memorising formula"
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I was a math major but couldn't memorize things well at all. However, I could usually solve any math problem with ease. Seems to me that memorizing math formulas and actual problem solving in math are completely different skills. Certainly was for me, I didn't memorize any formulas, just problem solving techniques. I suppose you could be a teacher by memorizing, but not a great mathematician.

ps. Sardonic hormone and lack of use wiped out my math skills. Now I think I will be a poet.

wwwww

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Agreed that math technique could be learnt by rote but thinking logically and creatively requires more than that..but if you could create an environment that could motivate both then you are on to a real winner..

Poetry requires creativity with words ..very different part of your brains..and that part dies with lack of usage..and Im afraid your poetic cells have withered with disuse...our poetic license expired a long time ago..



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Posted on Sat, Jul 09, 2005 14:04

Bonnie "Chinese have always been good at memorising formula"
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I was a math major but couldn't memorize things well at all. However, I could usually solve any math problem with ease. Seems to me that memorizing math formulas and actual problem solving in math are completely different skills. Certainly was for me, I didn't memorize any formulas, just problem solving techniques. I suppose you could be a teacher by memorizing, but not a great mathematician.

ps. Sardonic hormone and lack of use wiped out my math skills. Now I think I will be a poet.

wwwww

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Posted on Mon, Jun 13, 2005 13:34

www...you are one old corny ho*rny guy who need to be mentored on how to respect the Oriental female brain!
Left and right brain..

The chinese and |Japanese do not recognise dyslexia..their writing is hierographic and therefore has forms and shapes that are linked to pictures and not phonetically linked to alphabets and sounds..our brains therefore are more pictorial in recognition.. Science and Maths are less verbal and more pictoral..hence the Chinese have always been good at memorising formula , what is another couple of thousand formula when you have to remember 3 to 40000 characters and another 4 to 50000 compounds in your language..so is it a wonder that all your best Science and Maths Depts in your top universities in US are full of Chinese? We all have powerful photographic memories that is part genetic and part nurtured thro our phenominal language..I am a MENTAL MASOCHIST cos I spend obsessive time learning Japanese and Chinese..lol



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Posted on Mon, Jun 13, 2005 12:19

Bonnie "do not trust outsiders and will never share trade secrets beyond immediate clan and family"

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I can't speak for everyone in the US, but the people I know love to mentor and teach their skills to others. They take pride in passing on what they know, - to almost anyone, but expecially the younger generation. They like to see people get ahead via their mentoring and take pride if they were able to help. There is apparently a big cultural difference in this area between the east and the west.

ps. I draw the line at passing on my gigolo skills.

lol



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Posted on Mon, Jun 13, 2005 12:09

Bonnie "which means their brain over-develop rote learning and memory at the expense of creative thought"

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I always wondered about the reason for lack of creativity. Now it makes sense. Does it affect math and other left brain skills also?

You are a pretty fa*rt smeller bonnie. I mean smart feller. I am dyslecic sometimes. lol



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Posted on Mon, Jun 13, 2005 00:37

www...time will tell..
culturally the chinese and Japanese language have been their greatest hindrance at cultivating orginality and creativity since a child spends at least 90% of their time having to master such difficult language skills which means their brain over-develop rote learning and memory at the expense of creative thought..so unless they simplify their language or use a simpler language as tool for learning and communication...the West will continue to outrun them in original thought and creativity.

Through the centuries, the Chinese do not trust outsiders and will never share trade secrets beyond immediate clan and family..that selfish mindset is the other hindrance to development..much of the mystery of great pugilistic strokes of self defence were lost through the generations because the master will keep his most powerful trick to himself as self-defence against disloyal disciples, some bringing them to the grave and were never passed on..that philosophy remain the critical barrier to progress in China..selfish protection and reluctance to share and learn..that is the main flaw and shortsightedness..



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Posted on Sun, Jun 12, 2005 22:34

Bonnie "Good design and imagination is still not within their grasp"

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It won't take long for their design capabilites to catch up. Probably 5 years or less. Throw enough people on a problem, you can't help but come up with some good things.

I would prefer open markets also. Just have my doubts that it will work with China.

wwwww



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Posted on Sun, Jun 12, 2005 16:12

NOthing to stop the Americans to undervalue your currency too and make your stuff as cheap..well the Chinese are able to produce excellent quality stuff for far less and it is natural that everyone want them..the Chinese are able to produce for their own market as well as others but as they get richer they also become snobby and want the imported brands, hence BMW , Rolls , Mercedes and all the luxury brands are doing very well there..the Chinese market eventually will produce a class of very discerning consumers and that is when the Americans and the richer WEst could sell them their high end , well designed goods..Good design and imagination is still not within their grasp and that is where middle-class, professional Americans could excel if they keep up with the state-of the art designs and technology..it will be the catalyst and challenge for the west to take on China and the other cheaper markets..both as suppliers and consumers..I thrfore remain optimistic that a free market is still the best way forward..



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Posted on Sun, Jun 12, 2005 14:58

Bonnie "Are u suggesting that the US impose tariffs and quotas and employment barriers now to human resource? Just because others could do it better and cheaper are u going to deprive them of a livelihood too?
so u prefer to have the rich nations give aid and let them remain poorly educated and never compete with you, so you could remain the 'developed nation' who feels good about giving 'aid' to keep your own middle class life safe and secure?"
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I am telling you that the US is losing its middle class because the middle class jobs are going overseas. This is not good because the US will become stratified into the rich and the poor. The US cannot become the dumping ground for all of the products of the world. Countries have to develop their own internal markets and sell to their own people, just as the US use to do. Right now, about 1/3 of the computer people in the US are out of work because of the export of those jobs. Very few manufacturing jobs left here. There are more educated people than jobs for them. This is not good.

Has nothing to do with denying education to anyone.

Yes, there will be import controls eventually. The trade deficit is out of control, especially with the Chinese, partially because of undervalued Chinese currency.



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Posted on Fri, Jun 10, 2005 23:41



I am talking about jobs like machinist, electronic tech, other manufacturing jobs. Not engineering, although those are being replaced by cheap overseas labor also, esp. programmers.

It is not a good situtation and I am sure something will eventually have to be done to brings jobs back to the US.


Are u suggesting that the US impose tariffs and quotas and employment barriers now to human resource? Just because others could do it better and cheaper are u going to deprive them of a livelihood too?
so u prefer to have the rich nations give aid and let them remain poorly educated and never compete with you, so you could remain the 'developed nation' who feels good about giving 'aid' to keep your own middle class life safe and secure?



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Posted on Fri, Jun 10, 2005 20:19

Bonnie "have u done DNA test , u sure your kids are yours???lol "
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No, they couldn't possibly be mine. Too bossy.



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Posted on Fri, Jun 10, 2005 20:17


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Yes, cheap foreign production of consumer goods is damaging. Most of the high-tech manufactering jobs are now overseas. That leaves a lot of skilled people without jobs and they are reduced to taking jobs for which they are overqualified and with lower pay. It reduces many of the middle class to poverty levels.

wwwww
Obviously their hi-tech skill is not that hi-tech so that the underdeveloped nations with less education could reproduce for far less! Just shows that everyone's job is replaceable and be defunct or replaced by some machine..and therefore everyone should be aware to constantly improve on your skills..no job is for life in this day and age ..our skills are replaceable..





I am talking about jobs like machinist, electronic tech, other manufacturing jobs. Not engineering, although those are being replaced by cheap overseas labor also, esp. programmers.

It is not a good situtation and I am sure something will eventually have to be done to brings jobs back to the US.



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