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Liononthehunt Post time: 2017-4-14 22:05
You are supposed to take pity on yourself for not even being able to hold a job as a teacher of on ...

In my country, everybody is a teacher, Dee:rie. That is what a good education is all about. We don't need to pay teachers to teach us. We teach ourselves. Thus I worked as a train driver, a vintner, a refugee camp employee, a translator, a writer, and other occupations.

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Liononthehunt Post time: 2017-4-14 21:46
if you think that you were smart to mention the ethnicity of the author in order to detract from t ...



You did prefix that sententious post of yours with an "if", did you? A big "if", I may say.

Do I need to "think that I was smart to mention the ethnicity of the author..."?
Dee:rie, I never think how smart I am; the vast majority of posters in this Forum acknowledges that, and some recommend me for it.

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seneca Post time: 2017-4-15 09:40
You did prefix that sententious post of yours with an "if", did you? A big "if", I may say.

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Now let me explain to you, Lonely Hound, what you failed to comprehend.

I mentioned the NATIONALOITY, not the "ethnicity" of the author; her ethnicity can only be guessed: probably Malay. But her nationality is Singaporean.

Are you ashamed of being a Singaporean?

She is not, nor should you.

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seneca Post time: 2017-4-15 09:42
Now let me explain to you, Lonely Hound, what you failed to comprehend.

I mentioned the NATIONA ...



And, Lonley Hound, mentioning her nationality is entirely legitimate. Just as YOU highlighted the origin of the begpackers as being "Westerners".

Did I come down on you for saying the begpackers were Westerners?

I did not.

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Liononthehunt Post time: 2017-4-14 21:46
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Finallky, why do you take exception to the news that the author was a Singaporean? Do you think I was trying to malign her?

I do think the author's nationality is highly relevant.

There are two points that caught my attention:

1. A complete stranger who is not a journalist succeeded at selling
    her story to the INTERNATIONAL MAINSTREAM MEDIA.

2. Singapore is possibly the world's cleanest country. Maybe you do not know
    that in the 1970s foreign male visitors with long hair and beards and clad
    in shorts and T-shirts were not allowed to enter Singapore.
    Today Singapore is more relaxed but still a very clean and relatively
    law-abiding place. It is no wonder that a SINGAPOREAN woman caught
    sight of these unsightly creatures in Asian cities.

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dusty1 Post time: 2017-4-15 02:22
I retired at 40 yo my pension and free dental and medical is worth more than your wage. I wake eac ...

How impressive is your daydream.

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seneca Post time: 2017-4-15 09:08
I don't prefer either over the other, Dee:rie. But both of your visages are "in my face", so to  ...

You really should use a braying donkey as your avatar, which accurately represents your intelligence an streak.

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