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thingaboutarsenal 3 points ago

My superintendent just sent an email saying masks will be required in August and that medical notes may be required for people who can't. Now I have to decide if this is the hill I want to die on. #fuck

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thingaboutarsenal 27 points ago

Very sad, but very true.

Source: I used to work with Chinese kids and a big part of it was taking them on tours of ivy league schools. I was already red pilled, but this woke me up to how evil China really is.

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thingaboutarsenal 3 points ago

Here's the deal, the best way to get a haircut was just thinking about it until his own ticket for the game tonight.

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thingaboutarsenal 7 points ago

Bro, were on the same side. I'm very much not a Karen and refuse to wear a mask.

I was mocking Karen up there.

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thingaboutarsenal 8 points ago

You see, "no one" is a dog whistle that really means a doctor at Johns Hopkins and the CDC

Other than those worthless people, yes, "no one" agrees with me........... except for about 60% of the people I saw just today, and pretty much everyone at the zoo the other day. Man "no one" is really ballooning fast.

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thingaboutarsenal 11 points ago (edited)

☝️ doesn't get it.

Edit: I'd argue that people bitching about internet memes and judging others self-respect based on said memes is a bit more cringey, but you do you.

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thingaboutarsenal 2 points ago

I bet we could get Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines and Taiwan on board if we decided to rock and roll with China. Japan would be tricky since they can only have a defensive army, but maybe GETOUS and big dick Shinzo Abe can change that and unleash Japan.

Do it Trump Senpai!

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thingaboutarsenal 13 points ago

Here in western Florida it used to be 10% wearing one. It's definitely gone up from the latest fear porn. I'd say we're at 40% or so. Still it's pretty great to acknowledge other people who don't attend the branch covidian mask division.

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thingaboutarsenal 4 points ago

I agree in the US. In Asia it's the shit. Nice places cheap AF, clean and safe. But there's literally only three countries I'll use it in.

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thingaboutarsenal 20 points ago

You're right. There's nothing more gay than refusing to blindly obey the government. Especially non legislative orders.

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thingaboutarsenal 13 points ago

I see you never encountered Anaconda. The biggest turd in our punchbowl.

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thingaboutarsenal 1 point ago

Loanwords are the hardest for me because they're almost all English so I have to either mispronounce the word or, if I don't know it, figure out what it is. They use the occasional French, German, or even Portuguese loan word, which muddles everything.

My struggle with Chinese is the simplified characters in the mainland and traditional everywhere else. Japan is somewhere in the middle. More complex than the CCP ruination of characters, but not as crazy as traditional. (Taiwan is like 27 strokes ffs)

The other struggle is that Japan uses Chinese readings but they've stewed in Japan since the 1600's and there's regional dialects that hang around so 日本 can be 'nippon' but also 'nihon'. there's usually two ways (sometimes more) to pronounce each kanji. (下 has 7! different ways to say it) a simple word like Sunday 日曜日 "nichi yo bi" has the same kanji with two different readings in the same fucking word. I asked my Japanese friends for tips on when to use what reading and they said "even Japanese aren't sure". Why couldn't I have learned Spanish?

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thingaboutarsenal 2 points ago

Japanese language nerd here with pretty basic Mandarin understanding. I don't doubt they meant this to sound like "mouth do leak" because they do that with all loan words, they use it based on phonetics and meaning of the characters is meaningless. However as a Japanese language lover, this word is funny looking, and that was my experience when I was in China, it was like being dyslexic. Anyway this is why I think this is funny.

猫 means "cat" in both languages, but is pronounced 'mao' in Chinese, 'neko in Japanese.

哩 means mile in Japanese (it's a super old word though, the kanji is pronounced "mairu" and not used anymore)

哆 doesn't exist in Japanese, but it looks almost like 吸う, which means "smoke"

So to me, this looks like "Cat Smoke Mile" but I did have to write 哩 to find out what it meant. Japanese people today use マイル which is just a phonetic "mairu".

No real point to this post other than nerding out, China is Asshoe and I love you Dr. Harada for making me learn so many kanji. I'm sorry I always fucked up kun and on reading.

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thingaboutarsenal 3 points ago

Dangerous is the best political book I've ever read. Everyone who wants to help him should buy his book and he's on Parler.

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thingaboutarsenal 13 points ago

Really exposes their mindset. Think like us or else. Also the arrogance to think Thanksgiving at her home is so sacred that the threat of banishment has teeth.

I've done Thanksgiving in every manner possible (including doing no turkey and playing golf instead) and Thanksgiving with just immediate family is THE BEST! Eat what I want, wear underwear all day, shit in my toilet. This Pede has lost nothing of value.

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thingaboutarsenal 2 points ago

Don't get me wrong, I think the 1911 is the sexiest handgun ever invented. I just prefer a subcompact 9mm for ease of concealment.

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thingaboutarsenal 2 points ago

We unfortunately don't have open carry here. I have a 9mm for winter but in summer I have light clothes and my bodyguard is my baby. The looooong ass trigger takes some getting used to but now I can't imagine having anything else.

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thingaboutarsenal 2 points ago

I love my bodyguard. It's my summer EDC. When people in Florida see a guy wearing shorts and flip-flops 99.9% of them don't even consider that I'm armed. Just slip the bodyguard in the pocket and I'm good to go.

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