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1 hour ago, bannork said:

Unfortunately some posters use language suffused in arrogance and racism.

 

Ok, you used the word "racism," therefore the argument is automatically over and the opposing side's view completely invalidated.  Much easier than any attempt at clear thinking.  Got it.

 

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1 hour ago, bannork said:

Setting aside the comment from a previous head-boy that Thailand should 'Take everything from the foreigners and give nothing back', Thailand must admit that it benefits greatly - also perhaps parasite-like from being accepted at the big table of grown-up nations. 

 

If the shoe fits...

 

1 hour ago, bannork said:

Yes, really grown-up. The UK split hopelessly over a reckless referendum, no idea what to do just 2 months from the biggest event since WW2.

America run by a clown with government services shut down.

Classic whataboutism, another proven discussion-stopper for those without a real argument or point.  No sense of context or proportion, just pissing into the wind.  Well done.

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1 minute ago, ramr said:

 

Ok, you used the word "racism," therefore the argument is automatically over and the opposing side's view completely invalidated.  Much easier than any attempt at clear thinking.  Got it.

 

 

 

If the shoe fits...

 

Classic whataboutism, another proven discussion-stopper for those without a real argument or point.  No sense of context or proportion, just pissing into the wind.  Well done.

If the shoe fits.... What sort of argument is that? Nonsense.

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1 hour ago, bannork said:

Unfortunately some posters use language suffused in arrogance and racism.

Thailand has benefitted greatly, perhaps parasite-like from the democracies in other countries. Setting aside the comment from a previous head-boy that Thailand should 'Take everything from the foreigners and give nothing back', Thailand must admit that it benefits greatly - also perhaps parasite-like from being accepted at the big table of grown-up nations. 

Yes, really grown-up. The UK split hopelessly over a reckless referendum, no idea what to do just 2 months from the biggest event since WW2.

America run by a clown with government services shut down.

And on the personal level, one of the attractions for a lot of farangs living in Thailand is the easy going, friendly nature of Thai people and society in comparison to their serious, stressed out and alienated folks back home.

Please don't talk such rot. If you don't understand what someone else has posted, you could just say 'I don't understand' and come out with at least some credibility. Otherwise, to write nonsense like this post shows an immature and uninformed misunderstanding of what someone else has written. 2/10 must try harder.

 

[And on the personal level, one of the attractions for a lot of farangs living in Thailand]

 

I believe you. Who are they?

 

Since you use them too support your dubious argument, it's only right we should know who they are surely? Name and date of birth ought to be sufficient, to ask for an address would be to invade their privacy.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, bannork said:

If the shoe fits.... What sort of argument is that? Nonsense.

It's not an argument.  It's an invitation for you to actually engage with the meat of the original "parasite-like" comment that seems so threatening to you.

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No ramr, I don't give a toss about 'isms'. 

I dislike this poster because of his attitude towards Thais, as expressed below yesterday

 

Not a colonial master, but I certainly go out of my way to avoid contact with Thais. I prefer people who can offer me something. Thais just don't have anything I want. *shrug* whatever that makes me is what it makes me, I frankly don't care.

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2 minutes ago, HalfLight said:

Please don't talk such rot. If you don't understand what someone else has posted, you could just say 'I don't understand' and come out with at least some credibility. Otherwise, to write nonsense like this post shows an immature and uninformed misunderstanding of what someone else has written. 2/10 must try harder.

 

[And on the personal level, one of the attractions for a lot of farangs living in Thailand]

 

I believe you. Who are they?

 

Since you use them too support your dubious argument, it's only right we should know who they are surely? Name and date of birth ought to be sufficient, to ask for an address would be to invade their privacy.

 

 

I understand exactly what you post and it's arrogant ignorance.

 

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3 minutes ago, bannork said:

 

No ramr, I don't give a toss about 'isms'. 

I dislike this poster because of his attitude towards Thais, as expressed below yesterday

 

Not a colonial master, but I certainly go out of my way to avoid contact with Thais. I prefer people who can offer me something. Thais just don't have anything I want. *shrug* whatever that makes me is what it makes me, I frankly don't care.

Okay

 

 

 

But you quoted something entirely different than that, so the lack of clarity is on you.  Again, context please.

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7 minutes ago, ramr said:

It's not an argument.  It's an invitation for you to actually engage with the meat of the original "parasite-like" comment that seems so threatening to you.

Where is the meat in the original parasite?

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2 minutes ago, bannork said:

I understand exactly what you post and it's arrogant ignorance.

 

Well, I don't think you understand very much of it at all, and I wrote it. Still, it is what it is, and your understanding it or otherwise makes not one whit of difference to it's truth or falsehood.

 

Good luck and have a nice day.

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, HalfLight said:

2/10 must try harder.

 

 

555.  The Dunning-Kruger Effect is strong with this one.

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1 minute ago, ramr said:

But you quoted something entirely different than that, so the lack of clarity is on you.  Again, context please.

Just read Half-Light's posts over the last month or more.

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2 minutes ago, bannork said:

Where is the meat in the original parasite?

Maybe I can help with this. Parasite-like in this instance means a total acquisition of the work of someone else, without effort or contribution. Like a leech.

 

It's disappointing that someone who pretends to understand a culture and civilisation actually understands so little, but hey, not my problem.

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5 minutes ago, ramr said:

 

555.  The Dunning-Kruger Effect is strong with this one.

Not really. In fact not at all, but I understand why feeling threatened by what someone writes should cause you to rush to find something which prevents you from having to think about it. Besides, the Dunning-Kruger Effect only applies if the superiority is illusory, not if it is real or self-evident. In this case, it clearly doesn't apply, but it is a nice if fatuous try.

 

It must be really frustrating, being so transparent and easily understood. No real effort required.

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3 minutes ago, bannork said:

Just read Half-Light's posts over the last month or more.

But only if you want to learn something useful.

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1 minute ago, ramr said:

 

555.  The Dunning-Kruger Effect is strong with this one.

More nonsense, keep trying to be clever.

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