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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 6:26 pm

This thread is turning into a '3rd-espresso'/'Friday feeling' hybrid :)

I had one yesterday, whilst sitting out on the balcony watching the insane traffic below. / The greater the wealth disparity of a country the more having a $car is taken as licence to behave like a complete prick.

[This is in contrast to say developed western countries where having a flash car is a lovely thing for sure, but it doesn't somehow rewrite you a new version of the highway-code].
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Re: RE: Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 6:45 pm

JR8 wrote:I had one yesterday, whilst sitting out on the balcony watching the insane traffic below].


You have a balcony ? Ah ....

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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby nakatago » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 7:27 pm

JR8 wrote:The greater the wealth disparity of a country the more having a $car is taken as licence to behave like a complete prick.

[This is in contrast to say developed western countries where having a flash car is a lovely thing for sure, but it doesn't somehow rewrite you a new version of the highway-code].


Waaaaaay back in 1993, yo.


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Re: RE: Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 7:51 pm

ecureilx wrote:
JR8 wrote:I had one yesterday, whilst sitting out on the balcony watching the insane traffic below].

You have a balcony ? Ah ....


Not only that, we have two! :o
But do keep in mind that this isn't SG or anyway with similar land/$ pressure. At a guess I'd say our rent is about 1/3rd what we paid on the smaller place we last had in SG, i.e. probably less than what a '3-room'/2-bed SGn HDB in a zone2/3 location might be.
And now you mention it, and as I look out the window, I think it must be a local thing, since every flat I see within view, of perhaps hundreds, has at least one decent balcony... hmmm... I wonder if there is a provision of social housing here... haven't heard of such.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 8:30 pm

nakatago wrote:Waaaaaay back in 1993, yo.


'Run down anyone who gets in your way' - yep, sums it up... :roll: :)
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 9:59 pm

You know when someone asks you what the capital of say Canada is and you reply 'Montreal', or the US 'New York, duh!', or Australia 'Easy, Sydney!', New Zealand 'Auckland', Switzerland 'Geneva [sigh]'.

All the above at some point in life can be a given and later it's a surprise to progressively find that all of them are incorrect.
But this morning I had the pleasure of being bamboozled to the 2nd level! As enny fool knowz Geneva isn't the capital of Switzerland... that's easy, I know this one... it's Zurich!, ah ah ah, see got you there - ha! :-D

Except it's neither Geneva nor Zurich!!
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby PNGMK » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:00 pm

Basel you fool. But only because I visited it.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:01 pm

JR8 wrote:This thread is turning into a '3rd-espresso'/'Friday feeling' hybrid :)

I had one yesterday, whilst sitting out on the balcony watching the insane traffic below. / The greater the wealth disparity of a country the more having a $car is taken as licence to behave like a complete prick.

[This is in contrast to say developed western countries where having a flash car is a lovely thing for sure, but it doesn't somehow rewrite you a new version of the highway-code].


haha i knew you were going to show up sooner or later in this thread :lol:
is that dubai you are talking about? 8-)
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:04 pm

isn't it Bern?
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:06 pm

in other news i've managed to piss many people off on social media..too many people get upset rather easily.. apparently i've taken the piss one too many times.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 11:19 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:isn't it Bern?


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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 11:21 pm

can he win it? that is the question...
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Wed, 09 Mar 2016 4:09 am

PNGMK wrote:Basel you fool. But only because I visited it.


Lol, should have put an irony tag on there PNG as you're !WRONG! :lol: :cool:

My first career job was a commodities clerk. Including doing the dox for bulk export of British sugar (like 500-2500MT at a time), incl by train to Switzerland esp the Swiss chocolate makers. That was 'Free on-board' Basel (railway) sidings. But for that I'm not sure I'd have heard of Basel...
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Wed, 09 Mar 2016 4:17 am

Eagle got it, get you a mug of coffee for that one ;)
So come on, how many of you knew Bern is the capital of Switzerland? Assuming most didn't then QED, i.e. that's my point. Strange eh.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby nakatago » Wed, 09 Mar 2016 5:52 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:can he win it? that is the question...


He's actually putting up a good fight, surprisingly. Early on, I would have thought Hilary would've gotten the Democratic nomination by a landslide but Bern is actually coming in close, even winning some states.

Even if he doesn't get the nomination, he sure is putting up a good fight.

(Also, some Republicans are so aghast at the prospect of President Drumpf, I think they'd see voting Democrat as the lesser evil).






And everyone knows in Australia that Kalgoorlie is where it's at.

The capital of Switzerland should be wherever they make Victorinox Swiss Army knives.


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