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Suji to Seoul

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Bethel, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: Nanjing, China
Member since: Mon Aug 25, 2008, 01:43 AM
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Facebook smackdown on Sean the Prick

This is just too perfect.

Posted by Suji to Seoul | Fri Sep 14, 2012, 12:05 AM (13 replies)

electoral-vote.com map of electoral votes (curently)


Obama has 259 EVs locked up, either leaning his way (+5 - +9 margin) or strongly his way (+10%)

NV, CO, IA, WI, VA, FL are the barely Obama's. Which ones do you think he has the best shot of winning to get over the 270 hump?

My opinion: CO, NA, WI, followed by FL. IA and VA might flip to Rmoney.
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:54 PM (5 replies)

Quick reflection on what we lost 09/11/01

On this day of mourning for the worst terrorist attack in the history of the country, let's look at what has happened since that fateful morning. We lost our freedoms (TSA scans, ID checks, draconian laws and punishment, free speech zones), we were thrust into two wars (one against an idea, which we know how successful those are and one based on lies), we lost our moral high ground due to torturing suspects and we are more polarized as a country than ever before. We, as a people, have been willing to exchange our liberties and freedoms for an illusion of safety and security. And now, what should have been a blip in the national radar is accepted as normal and justified.

Our country is in trouble. Gitmo is still open, indefinite detentions still exist, people are still rendered at night with black bags and people who protest are thrown into jail on charges easy to trump up and difficult to refute.

We have become the United States of Police.

They hated us for our freedoms. We, as a people, gave those up years ago. I remember Glenn Beck in 2002 saying he would gladly give up some freedoms in order to keep the country safe. Too many Americans feel that way.

Our police beat and kill us with no regard or punishment, one party loves this country but hates its citizens and our party has shifted to the right because their party has shifted even further to the right.

While we remember those that died, we need to remember those that died needlessly in an Iraqi meat grinder and an Afgan quagmire. We need to remember the most important thing that is on life support now. . .The United States Constitution. Those who used our genuine fear and panic to pervert our national identity are trying again. This time, that side has the perfect candidate to do it 100%, learning from the mistakes of the man who almost brought us to our knees.

This 9/11, we need to remember everything we lost. And we must remember to never allow it to be gone forever. I love my country. I am scared for my country. But, as I grow older, I get more and more tired. We can't do it alone. And martyrs die lonely and forgotten most of the time.

This 9/11, let's ensure, to future generations, that this country will return to what it was before 9/11. And let's ensure that those who have become powerless, lost and weakened are given the voices they need.
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Tue Sep 11, 2012, 04:32 AM (4 replies)

Paul Ryan on Chicago teachers strike: ‘We stand with Rahm Emanuel’

Source: Yahoo News

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke out against the Chicago Teachers Union strike on Monday, saying he stands behind Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's opposition to the demonstration.

"Mayor Emanuel is right today in saying that this teacher's union strike is unnecessary and wrong," Ryan said in Portland, Ore., according to a pool report transcript. "We know that Rahm is not going to support our campaign, but on this issue and this day we stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel."

More than 26,000 education professionals in the Chicago area did not attend work on Monday over a contract negotiation dispute with the Chicago Board of Education.

President Barack Obama's administration declined to comment on the strike. Emanuel, elected mayor in 2011, was Obama's chief of staff from 2009 to 2010.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/paul-ryan-chicago-teacher-strike-stand-rahm-emanuel-211106035--election.html

This is why you support Organized Labor. And this punk likes Rage Against the Machine? Morello and De La Rocha would be out their WITH the teachers, rather than undercutting them.

Emmanuel's response to this? *crickets*
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Mon Sep 10, 2012, 10:46 PM (30 replies)

Excellent example of police work: Black Teen thought he was dead as cop's gone goes off

Care of AOL news.


Plain as day. Cop lied. Struck black teen in head with gun, gun fired, cop should be fired and jailed, but teen spent four months in jail over police officer's lie.

But cops are good people.

Posted by Suji to Seoul | Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:24 AM (26 replies)

American education reforms want to model the PRC. Check out this article


A "special-ability" class is under police investigation as angry parents who paid more than 100,000 yuan (US$15,720) in tuition found their children were taught not to read without their eyes but how to cheat.

The training class held in a hotel in Qingpu District starting in mid-August and ending this past Saturday, convinced parents of 30 children, aged seven to 17, that they could teach special abilities by developing the children's right brain.

Dubbed as "Winning on Your Right Brain Training Class," organizers boasted that the children could learn to read books with their eyes covered and tell the pattern and number of a poker card with only a gentle touch on the card's back.

Talented children can learn even more such as "naturally seeing answers in their heads" when reading test papers, and learning the Chinese translation by only seeing a new English word, the organizer promised parents.

This is standard here. Work is for the poor. Princelings and their parents look to cheat and steal as much as possible, while producing as little as possible. And it's all about face-saving excuses.

Five years here. I could tell you stories of chinese education that would make your blood run cold. And this is what they want in our country? Because of Gaokao test results. . .make me vomit please.
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Thu Sep 6, 2012, 05:46 AM (3 replies)

I've noticed that most of my friends now on facebook that are liberals and Democrats

are getting attacked by conservatives on an almost daily basis.

I smell huge amounts of desperation in their words.
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:06 AM (25 replies)

From a friend on facebook: Hey, Rep. Akin, let's ban Life Jackets too!


Thanks to one of my good facebook friends here in China. . .and he's a moderate from Michigan, not a left winger from me. AND A CHEMIST too. . .which is weird if you know education, because most hard science teachers are froth-at-the-mouth wingnuts.
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:57 AM (1 replies)

I'm sick of this shit on my facebook and I'm too tired to respond to it.

This is what I left after I graduated high school 17 years ago. Pumpkins. . .and these people live in NY.


Please help me respond. I'm too tired dealing with this shit. They do it to me simply because they know my political ideology.
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Tue Sep 4, 2012, 06:42 AM (63 replies)

Four photos that describe Clint's brilliant oratory at the RNC Windtunnel turd factory fest

First, from our favorite Trekkie, George Takei:

Next for all those who love visual aids:

Third, a photo that shows what Clint was really thinking:

And (my favorite) something that shows what we are all thinking now:
Posted by Suji to Seoul | Sat Sep 1, 2012, 12:00 AM (0 replies)
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