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« Reply #16380 on: July 02, 2013, 12:32:31 PM »
Why is it that when we are mad, we not only curse another person, but also the horse they rode in on? What do we have against the poor horse? Will such madness ever end?

Never.

By the way, I hear the USDA or somebody has approved the opening of plants in New Mexico (?) to process horse meat for consumption.  That'll take care of the cursed critters!!!

Do people eat horse in the US? I thought that'd be sort of frowned upon by most. Then again, with the surge of Chinese restaurants in recent decades I suppose we've been conditioned to accept exotic meats...

What the heck are you talking about?  I've never eaten a Chinese person in my life!

Are you sure? Ever have that sweet and sour chicken taste a little too sweet maybe? Have you ever had a wonton soup with a bit of an iron flavor to it? Is the turnover for workers unusually high? Do they like to give free food to the employees (to fatten them up)? Think about it.

Quite truthfully, no to all the above.
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« Reply #16381 on: July 02, 2013, 12:32:52 PM »
I eat horse meat every friday night.

I thought it was only the french, who ate horses.
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The other morning on the radio I heard approval had been granted.  Maybe I mis-heard?

"Published: April 30, 2013"

Well there's your problem  :police:
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« Reply #16382 on: July 02, 2013, 12:34:06 PM »
Quite truthfully, no to all the above.

But surely you've heard the dogs in the back? Many people jump to the conclusion that this means they're cooking dog meat. Not so. The dogs are for when the government tries to do a surprise inspection. The dogs keep them gov types out of the kitchen long enough for the evidence to be removed.
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« Reply #16383 on: July 02, 2013, 12:40:40 PM »
Quite truthfully, no to all the above.

But surely you've heard the dogs in the back? Many people jump to the conclusion that this means they're cooking dog meat. Not so. The dogs are for when the government tries to do a surprise inspection. The dogs keep them gov types out of the kitchen long enough for the evidence to be removed.

Nope.  But then, it is right next to the veterinarian's office.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16384 on: July 02, 2013, 12:41:38 PM »
I eat horse meat every friday night.

I thought it was only the french, who ate horses.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/01/us/horse-meat-processing-plant-approval-near.html?_r=0

The other morning on the radio I heard approval had been granted.  Maybe I mis-heard?

"Published: April 30, 2013"

Well there's your problem  :police:

I have a problem?  What did you say your doctor's name was??
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16385 on: July 02, 2013, 12:45:30 PM »
I eat horse meat every friday night.

I thought it was only the french, who ate horses.

It's in my frikandellen.

Lækkert.  :) :)
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« Reply #16386 on: July 02, 2013, 12:50:14 PM »
I have a problem?  What did you say your doctor's name was??

Why do you ask? His name is Emmett Fitz-Hume. Here's a pic from his website:



He's a small-town family doc, but pretty good.
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« Reply #16387 on: July 02, 2013, 12:55:28 PM »
I thought it was only the french, who ate horses.

You don't have hestepølse in Denmark?

In the Flemish parts of Belgium, horse meat was on the menu in a lot of restaurants.

No, we don't eat horses. We eat pigs, cows, fish, chicken and sometimes lamb and duck, but not horses.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16388 on: July 02, 2013, 01:05:28 PM »
I have a problem?  What did you say your doctor's name was??

Why do you ask? His name is Emmett Fitz-Hume. Here's a pic from his website:



He's a small-town family doc, but pretty good.

You said I had a problem.....
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« Reply #16389 on: July 02, 2013, 01:13:01 PM »
You said I had a problem.....

It's just a saying... :)
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« Reply #16390 on: July 02, 2013, 01:13:47 PM »
I'm so confused...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16391 on: July 02, 2013, 01:16:35 PM »
"May Thy Cross, O Lord, in which I seek refuge, be for me a bridge across the great river of fire.  May I pass along it to the habitation of life." ~St. Ephraim the Syrian

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« Reply #16392 on: July 02, 2013, 01:17:58 PM »
You said I had a problem.....

It's just a saying... :)

Yes, but you said the saying  :).  I know...that's what they're for--to be said.  Huh?? ??? ???
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« Reply #16393 on: July 02, 2013, 01:18:31 PM »
I reject your reality and substitute my own!

(another clue!)
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« Reply #16394 on: July 02, 2013, 01:21:56 PM »
I reject your reality and substitute my own!

(another clue!)

Are we playing Clue, now?  Col. Mustard in the conservatory.
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« Reply #16395 on: July 02, 2013, 01:23:28 PM »
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« Reply #16396 on: July 02, 2013, 02:11:18 PM »
"May Thy Cross, O Lord, in which I seek refuge, be for me a bridge across the great river of fire.  May I pass along it to the habitation of life." ~St. Ephraim the Syrian

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« Reply #16397 on: July 02, 2013, 02:20:56 PM »
I've had it. I'm not dealing with Yahoo! anymore. I changed my email password because my account got hacked, but now it won't link to my phone anymore and the sign-in only works half the time for me and my account keeps getting suspended from me trying to log into it and fix it. Someone recommend me a new email service.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16398 on: July 02, 2013, 02:25:03 PM »
Gmail?
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« Reply #16399 on: July 02, 2013, 02:29:48 PM »
Hotmail is like the cockroach of email services. It's been around forever, it sucks, but it'll probably be here long after we're gone.

Gmail is... gmail.

I have both. I use one for personal communication with people, and one for stuff more likely to be spam mail or whatever. Things get mixed up sometimes, but that's the design anyway.

I also have a yahoo email, but never use it. Even for yahoo-related stuff I make one of the above my primary that yahoo sends stuff to.
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« Reply #16400 on: July 02, 2013, 02:30:12 PM »
Are we playing Clue, now?  Col. Mustard in the conservatory.

Yes.
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« Reply #16401 on: July 02, 2013, 02:30:31 PM »
I've had it. I'm not dealing with Yahoo! anymore. I changed my email password because my account got hacked, but now it won't link to my phone anymore and the sign-in only works half the time for me and my account keeps getting suspended from me trying to log into it and fix it. Someone recommend me a new email service.
Hotmail.

It was all the rage in 1998.  Go with a classic.
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« Reply #16402 on: July 02, 2013, 02:54:18 PM »
I've had it. I'm not dealing with Yahoo! anymore. I changed my email password because my account got hacked, but now it won't link to my phone anymore and the sign-in only works half the time for me and my account keeps getting suspended from me trying to log into it and fix it. Someone recommend me a new email service.

NSA?
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« Reply #16403 on: July 02, 2013, 03:20:25 PM »
I've had it. I'm not dealing with Yahoo! anymore. I changed my email password because my account got hacked, but now it won't link to my phone anymore and the sign-in only works half the time for me and my account keeps getting suspended from me trying to log into it and fix it. Someone recommend me a new email service.
Hotmail.

It was all the rage in 1998.  Go with a classic.

Thank you for making me feel old. :-X

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« Reply #16404 on: July 02, 2013, 03:42:07 PM »
I've had it. I'm not dealing with Yahoo! anymore. I changed my email password because my account got hacked, but now it won't link to my phone anymore and the sign-in only works half the time for me and my account keeps getting suspended from me trying to log into it and fix it. Someone recommend me a new email service.
Hotmail.

It was all the rage in 1998.  Go with a classic.

Thank you for making me feel old. :-X

hey, its the internet.  2011 is ancient history in internet years.
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« Reply #16405 on: July 02, 2013, 04:20:42 PM »
Found a little book "Syriac made easy for Assyrian Americans" published by the Mosul Assyrian press in 1926 for only $1.50

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« Reply #16406 on: July 03, 2013, 12:17:50 AM »
I'm taking an elementary Russian class this fall. Any Russophones on the forums have any tips to start prepping?
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« Reply #16407 on: July 03, 2013, 12:30:14 AM »
Hotmail is like the cockroach of email services. It's been around forever, it sucks, but it'll probably be here long after we're gone.

Gmail is... gmail.

I have both. I use one for personal communication with people, and one for stuff more likely to be spam mail or whatever. Things get mixed up sometimes, but that's the design anyway.

I also have a yahoo email, but never use it. Even for yahoo-related stuff I make one of the above my primary that yahoo sends stuff to.

I have a Yahoo mail account that's 15 years old.  I lost 2 mail.com accounts because I never logged in and checked e-mail (and mail.com was bought out).

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« Reply #16408 on: July 03, 2013, 02:53:36 AM »
Well I finished my first ever day of work. I got to paint curbs and crosswalks (and a cop disregarded the cones and drove through the paint).
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« Reply #16409 on: July 03, 2013, 02:59:50 AM »
I dont have to work on the 4th.  It will be the first time in a long time.

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« Reply #16410 on: July 03, 2013, 04:12:03 AM »
I just watched a video of a recent shooting by the LAPD which killed a dog and read all of the uneducated comments people placed on YouTube in response.  Sadly, those people breed like rabbits and the world is rapidly turning into a bunch of mindless zombie like creatures walking around without thinking.  World War Z anyone?

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« Reply #16411 on: July 03, 2013, 05:55:57 AM »
"Those people breed like rabbits..." Yeah, I'm not sure who's the zombie.
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« Reply #16412 on: July 03, 2013, 06:17:22 AM »
"Those people breed like rabbits..." Yeah, I'm not sure who's the zombie.

Yeah...stupid people breed like rabbits.  I know what you THOUGHT I meant, but you were incorrect.  It's too bad you didn't pay attention to what I actually stated.
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« Reply #16413 on: July 03, 2013, 10:12:59 AM »
All I do is sleep, eat and play video games with my friends. I feel useless.
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« Reply #16414 on: July 03, 2013, 10:52:39 AM »
All I do is sleep, eat and play video games with my friends. I feel useless.

And whose choice is that?
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« Reply #16415 on: July 03, 2013, 11:07:18 AM »
All I do is sleep, eat and play video games with my friends.

That sounds awesome! I wish I could do that.

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« Reply #16416 on: July 03, 2013, 11:22:03 AM »
All I do is sleep, eat and play video games with my friends.

That sounds awesome! I wish I could do that.

I can't remember who, but someone once said that Hell is having to do everything you want.
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« Reply #16417 on: July 03, 2013, 11:43:31 AM »
All I do is sleep, eat and play video games with my friends. I feel useless.

That's like the fullness of what is expected of you at your age. Anything more and you'd be thought crazy. And they'd be right to think it. ;)
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« Reply #16418 on: July 03, 2013, 12:51:43 PM »
All I do is sleep, eat and play video games with my friends. I feel useless.

That's like the fullness of what is expected of you at your age. Anything more and you'd be thought crazy. And they'd be right to think it. ;)

Hey....don't encourage him!!!!!!! ;D  Back in my day.............
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« Reply #16419 on: July 03, 2013, 01:41:59 PM »
All I do is go to work with my dad, do chores around the apartment and babysit for my mom when I'm not working, and then spend my spare time reading and drinking coffee.
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« Reply #16420 on: July 03, 2013, 01:46:27 PM »
All I do is go to work with my dad, do chores around the apartment and babysit for my mom when I'm not working, and then spend my spare time reading and drinking coffee.

Excellent!  A productive member of society.  Goodonya ;D ;D

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« Reply #16421 on: July 03, 2013, 01:47:41 PM »
I'm taking an elementary Russian class this fall. Any Russophones on the forums have any tips to start prepping?

This tip isn't language specific.

It has been shown that simply hearing a language without any attempt to make sense or mimic it for something like a hundred hours or so, will put you way ahead in the long run over those who spent similar time trying to "learn" the language.

Which makes sense. I hate when people talk about how more easily children learn a language than adults. Let's construct the same learning environment for both and I bet the differences shrink. Certainly, children have some advantages over adults, but adults have advantages over children as well.

Start listening to tons of Russian. Then again this is probably overkill for any University language class. They are rather facile.
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« Reply #16422 on: July 04, 2013, 07:27:41 AM »
All I do is sleep, eat and play video games with my friends. I feel useless.

When I woke up today I thought that perhaps I should do something different. The house was empty, a perfect opportunity.  I sneaked out, hopped on my bike and went to the mall. Once there I bought some delicious gyros and a bottle of Jack Daniel's. With a smile on my face I walked to the parking lot. Suddenly, out of nowhere, my mom comes around the corner. She looked to the gyros in my left hand and then to the Jack Daniel's in my right hand. "Sander, what on earth are you doing here?"

"Umh, uh, I dunno." I sophisticatedly responded. "Well, you'd better help me with the groceries, young man!" I had no choice but to help with the groceries. On the way out of the mall we passed the Greek shop again. "Do you want some more gyros?" she asked. "Of course" I responded, "I love gyros". And so we ate gyros. That was weird.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16423 on: July 04, 2013, 09:51:12 AM »
All I do is sleep, eat and play video games with my friends. I feel useless.

When I woke up today I thought that perhaps I should do something different. The house was empty, a perfect opportunity.  I sneaked out, hopped on my bike and went to the mall. Once there I bought some delicious gyros and a bottle of Jack Daniel's. With a smile on my face I walked to the parking lot. Suddenly, out of nowhere, my mom comes around the corner. She looked to the gyros in my left hand and then to the Jack Daniel's in my right hand. "Sander, what on earth are you doing here?"

"Umh, uh, I dunno." I sophisticatedly responded. "Well, you'd better help me with the groceries, young man!" I had no choice but to help with the groceries. On the way out of the mall we passed the Greek shop again. "Do you want some more gyros?" she asked. "Of course" I responded, "I love gyros". And so we ate gyros. That was weird.

I liked this. Especially the part about the gyros.  :)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16424 on: July 04, 2013, 10:15:19 AM »
Actually studies show that adults learn faster than children.

The average time for an adult to learn a foreign language, if goes to 2 days/week classes, with classes of 60-90 min, homeworks, constant contact with the language via music or internet, will be 1.5-3 years. That's enough to go from zero to advanced levels, *if* the person is really dedicated to studying. One of the reasons I stopped teaching English was precisely that I could not condone with the lies so many language school use from "magical methods" where you learn effortlesly, to those that try to convince people they have to stay there at least 6 years.

A child will acquire fluency in their own language at an advanced level only in the early teens. And knowing your own language is a requirement to learn the new one. It's unlikely that anyone will be better in the foreign language. So children needs at least 12 years to be able to speak their own language fluently, and at least that same time for the foreign language.

The idea that children learn languages better or faster are due to two partial perceptions:

a) The one advantage children have over adults in languages is that since the muscles related to forming sound and the vocal cords are still forming, the have more *chances* of having less accent in the phonemes that specific to that language. For example, Brazilians have an extremely hard time with "th" pronunciation. I used to tell students it's just like learning a new movement in dance or martial arts: practice, practice, practice.

b) Demand and pressure on children is much smaller. They are allowed to commit mistakes and are not ashamed of doing so. Adults have much higher expectations and sometimes their jobs depend on it. So they are examined more closely and the cost of partial failures that are natural to the learning process may be greater.



I'm taking an elementary Russian class this fall. Any Russophones on the forums have any tips to start prepping?

This tip isn't language specific.

It has been shown that simply hearing a language without any attempt to make sense or mimic it for something like a hundred hours or so, will put you way ahead in the long run over those who spent similar time trying to "learn" the language.

Which makes sense. I hate when people talk about how more easily children learn a language than adults. Let's construct the same learning environment for both and I bet the differences shrink. Certainly, children have some advantages over adults, but adults have advantages over children as well.

Start listening to tons of Russian. Then again this is probably overkill for any University language class. They are rather facile.

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