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Re: Talk about life.
« Reply #1095 on: May 09, 2017, 09:47:51 PM »
Hang in there, Lum. We're here for you.
This! I know how being behind your friends academically due to uncontrollable reasons feels. Sometimes it can be really hard to get through the day, but it won't be long before things get better!

Right now I'm struggling with getting back into college because the job market for someone with an Associate's Degree is barely any better than for someone who dropped out of high school. Universities will only accept 1/3 of my 72 hours of credit for dumb reasons so I'm going to be entering with only 30, and I can't even get in right now because I don't meet the minimum requirements... Now I have to return to community college over the summer so I can earn enough credits to get accepted by uni but they've been dicking me around with re-registration and it's just one problem after another with no explanation. Fuck college, man.
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Re: Talk about life.
« Reply #1096 on: May 09, 2017, 10:11:04 PM »
I'm sorry to both of you, Lum and Foggle.

I know how it is to feel left behind at school. I had to take more time at community college, so I missed out on going to the same university as my friends until most of their last years. Granted, by the time I made it here, I started to drift apart from all but one of them, and haven't really heard from those guys in a while. I ended up graduating with or ahead of most of the friends that I made here, but it still has to be a shitty feeling.

And the thing that I really dislike about advising offices is that without fail, you will get nothing but conflicting information. No two advisers will ever tell you the same thing. One will say that your community college credits will count, while the other will deny a lot of it. It's fucking annoying and can be a real shitstorm.

But hey, hopefully you'll knock it all out soon and can make it to uni with no problem!
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Re: Talk about life.
« Reply #1097 on: May 12, 2017, 12:04:50 AM »
I'm finally over a cold I caught last week. I'm also hoping to get things moving in my professional life pretty soon. My brother and I also finally got to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which I've been waiting for a long time with his exit from the Navy. I'll give my thoughts about Guardians later in the Movies thread. But we both loved it!

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Re: Talk about life.
« Reply #1098 on: May 12, 2017, 05:44:36 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement and advice guys. It's comforting to know someone else can empathize with how I'm feeling left behind. And it really sucks how colleges can fuck you over your credits sometimes. But I'm sure you'll ace those community college classes and head to university in no time Foggle! I'm rooting for both of you guys!

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Re: Talk about life.
« Reply #1099 on: May 12, 2017, 08:35:36 PM »
Yeah, I'm rooting for you guys too! :D

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Re: Talk about life.
« Reply #1100 on: May 12, 2017, 08:45:24 PM »
Rooting for you all as well!!
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Re: Talk about life.
« Reply #1101 on: May 12, 2017, 09:24:16 PM »
I fourth the rooting for you guys.
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Re: Talk about life.
« Reply #1102 on: May 18, 2017, 06:06:44 PM »
Okay, why the fuck are there tankies defending North Korea?

It's like how the Socialism subreddit is banning Venezuelans because they're posting about how much living under socialism sucks. The internet is romanticizing all these horrible countries and their despot leaders because of shit going on in America. Like I've meant so many people on Twitter who think Cultural Revolution era China would be a great place to live in, and either forget or deny how much horrible shit happened in that period. And now they're acting like all the testimonies from North Korea escapees are Western propaganda, and that North Korea is actually a cool place to live in? Fuck that. These privileged pieces of shit who go "Marxism didn't kill that many millions of people. Mao is bae. <3" have no idea what it's like living under a Communist state. Yeah, capitalism's bad, the right wing sucks, and so on, but taking something that's caused so much agony to countless people no matter their class or creed and not only praising it, but wearing it online like it's a fashion accessory is such a fucking joke.
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Re: Talk about life.
« Reply #1103 on: May 18, 2017, 07:01:37 PM »
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Re: Talk about life.
« Reply #1104 on: May 18, 2017, 07:05:56 PM »
Okay, why the fuck are there tankies defending North Korea?
I love this guy. I genuinely can't tell if he's a parody account or not.
My parents think Mao's a cool guy, but they admit living in China back in the day was really shitty unless you were a farmer.

But parody or not, acting like everything bad about North Korea is just "imperialist lies" reeks of war crime denial. If you're gonna look at all these reports from people who survived North Korean gulags and say they're just shills for a western conspiracy, then you're no different from Alex Jones and his lunacy.
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Re: Talk about life.
« Reply #1105 on: May 18, 2017, 07:14:00 PM »
But parody or not, acting like everything bad about North Korea is just "imperialist lies" reeks of war crime denial. If you're gonna look at all these reports from people who survived North Korean gulags and say they're just shills for a western conspiracy, then you're no different from Alex Jones and his lunacy.
Did you check out her "proof?" It's a 20-minute YouTube video of some Australian dudes going on one of the guided North Korea tours and basically concluding that everything is totally cool over there because of the image they put up for paying visitors. Truly amazing.

Regime change never works out, and some communist dictators probably did want the best for their people at one point in time or another, but defending North Korea is unintelligible.

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Re: Talk about life.
« Reply #1106 on: May 18, 2017, 07:33:37 PM »
Did you check out her "proof?" It's a 20-minute YouTube video of some Australian dudes going on one of the guided North Korea tours and basically concluding that everything is totally cool over there because of the image they put up for paying visitors. Truly amazing.
Oh God, those two shitty guys with their pornstaches and smug demeanor, acting like living in America is more dystopian than North Korea. It's self-absorbed, and makes light of the people who suffered under the Kims. I remember before Vice went to shit, they made a documentary where a couple guys did those North Korea tours, and they were shocked at how lonely it was there. A girl in a tea shop who only had a couple customers every year. All these soldiers who are propped and do nothing but show how cool their 1970s ships are. These banquets presented at giant rooms but with only five people. And how everything outside Pyongyang is so rural and lacking in anything resembling technology that it may as well be time-displaced.

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Regime change never works out, and some communist dictators probably did want the best for their people at one point in time or another, but defending North Korea is unintelligible.
Yeah, that's why I'm getting so disillusioned by all these twitters preaching revolution and communism. It's like, do these people know anything about world history? Like when Iran had a revolution to depose the Shah, but it went wrong, and they ended up with an Ayatollah who created an even more conservative nation? Or the Holodomor? Or Khmer Rouge?

Or do they just go like Michael Moore, and believe that every single fuck-up in a leftist nation was all because of American interference and not occasionally because of inner corruption? Or just how hard it is to get millions of people in a nation to suddenly accept a new form of government, trade, and society? Every time you point this out to a Marxist, they always mention how America and Britain did horrible things too. And that's true, but that doesn't absolve all these leftist countries of their own crimes.
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