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5 minutes ago, happyjillin said:

You ,gringal, brought up Horatio Alger and only you. So debating with yourself,where you?

"WHERE"?     Every read any of the b.s. by the author of Horatio Alger?  Do you really think the other poster was "a realist"?  Had any trouble getting a bra try on around here?😄

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6 hours ago, gringal said:

What we have here is one liberal view and one "Horatio Alger" view. The best way of all to get rich is the simplest one: be born rich.

Another one is to be born with more than the average amount of brains or beauty.  As my dad said:  "you can marry more money in 5 minutes than you can earn in a lifetime.  (I didn't do that, any more than he did.)

If you happen to be born dumb and ugly into a poor, uneducated, family, then the concept of "taking responsibility" young and working your butt off is an alien concept and the likelihood of ever having more than subsistence is unlikely.   Of course, there's always cottoning up to a criminal and sharing in the take.

Am I a cynic and a "realist"?  You betcha.  Was I lucky in life? More so than many.  Did I also work my tushie off for years?  Absolutely. Do I expect to change anyone's mind who still believes the "Horatio Alger" theory applies to everyone?  Of course not.😉

Now, would one of the mods please split this thread as appropriate so as not to confuse people who think it's going to be about female underwear?😁

Here ya go gringal.

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8 minutes ago, happyjillin said:

Here ya go gringal.

You lost me there, happyjillin. That's how I see the economic world of today.  It's nice to be born rich, smart and good looking.  If you happen to be born ugly, dumb and poor, it doesn't much matter how much you are willing to work or how much responsibility you're willing to take on "early". Chances are very strong that you'll never get much beyond poverty.   What, exactly, is your point??

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6 minutes ago, gringal said:

You lost me there, happyjillin. That's how I see the economic world of today.  It's nice to be born rich, smart and good looking.  If you happen to be born ugly, dumb and poor, it doesn't much matter how much you are willing to work or how much responsibility you're willing to take on "early". Chances are very strong that you'll never get much beyond poverty.   What, exactly, is your point??

You asked where you mentioned Horatio Alger so being a benevolent sort I helped you find it again. I know nothing about bra shopping so I can't help you there but I suggest that you stick to that particular endeavour.

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7 minutes ago, happyjillin said:

You asked where you mentioned Horatio Alger so being a benevolent sort I helped you find it again. I know nothing about bra shopping so I can't help you there but I suggest that you stick to that particular endeavour.

" So debating with yourself,where you?" (your post)  I was correcting your typo of "where", silly...not asking where I had mentioned Horatio Alger.  I knew where.  Lame attempts at sarcasm are lost on me. 

I think you're going after my statements as though I were one of those advocating radical Socialism. I'm not; only pointing out how our present society works in real life; not suggesting anything be changed.  I know better.  No matter which point of view is in power, there will always be some kind of imbalance. Radical Socialism and Communism simply DO NOT WORK, as demonstrated by Russia and China.  What happens to us as individuals is mostly determined by plain old LUCK.  Peace🖖

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How about us men when we buy underwear, should we be allowed to try the product on? We come in different sizes as well.

Edit: I am talking about size of ones waist, I think. :) 

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No and nor should women be allowed to try on underpants. That is a matter of hygiene. Trying on a bra is no different that trying on a T-shirt.

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7 minutes ago, Ferret said:

No and nor should women be allowed to try on underpants. That is a matter of hygiene. Trying on a bra is no different that trying on a T-shirt.

True,  and it just seems to be a store policy, not a matter of legality, that Walmart doesn't allow it.  Result: fewer sales.

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1 hour ago, gringal said:

 Radical Socialism and Communism simply DO NOT WORK, as demonstrated by Russia and China. 

Not so sure about  China, greatest economic growth in the last 40 years.  Doubt their system would work anywhere else though, but who knows.

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9 minutes ago, slainte39 said:

Not so sure about  China...

I'm not sure about Walmart's China bra policy either, but those guys over there sure like to spit on the sidewalk and drive a hard bargain.

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1 hour ago, johanson said:

How about us men when we buy underwear, should we be allowed to try the product on? We come in different sizes as well.

Edit: I am talking about size of ones waist, I think. :) 

Oh please, you can measure your waist and guess at the rest. Or ask an honest observer. So so easy to be an optimist.

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10 hours ago, slainte39 said:

Not so sure about  China, greatest economic growth in the last 40 years.  Doubt their system would work anywhere else though, but who knows.

Communism as practiced in China is not what Marx envisioned, but there's a lesson there.

Here's a good article on what's working for the Chinese (and what's wrong in the U.S.):

https://news.yahoo.com/forget-china-americas-own-economic-050038432.html

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8 hours ago, gringal said:

Did you move here on purpose?😏

Ah, another "If you have any observations to make about life in Mexico that aren't all sweetness and light, you should go back where you came from."

Of course I moved here on purpose. 18 years ago. And I care about what is right and just no matter where I live. And am an active member of my community, which includes both Mexicans and foreigners. Sorry that I actually care about working towards a better world for all, not just spending my days going out to eat, taking Fluffy to the groomers and peeking out the window to see what the neighbors are doing.

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8 hours ago, mudgirl said:

Ah, another "If you have any observations to make about life in Mexico that aren't all sweetness and light, you should go back where you came from."

Of course I moved here on purpose. 18 years ago. And I care about what is right and just no matter where I live. And am an active member of my community, which includes both Mexicans and foreigners. Sorry that I actually care about working towards a better world for all, not just spending my days going out to eat, taking Fluffy to the groomers and peeking out the window to see what the neighbors are doing.

There was such a high level of negativity in that first post that it brought on the comment. The latest one suggests that you think others spend their days doing nothing for their community but are idling away their lives taking "Fluffy to the groomers", going out to eat and peeking out the window.  Gag.  In other words, displaying an attitude of superiority to your fellow expats.  After that, it doesn't matter what fine intentions you may have or what good works you are doing. You can't expect "no comment" after that.

I'm coming from 15 years of living here and have been doing what some would say has been more than my share of contributing to my community. I fully recognize that I moved into their territory, not vice versa, and when they want change, it will be up to them to set priorities.  I'm not suggesting that you "go home", but that you consider an "attitude adjustment" before lambasting the state of things on a public forum. 🙃

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good grief.....this is a post about trying on bras...how did it ever get to a discussion about politics in China and BS about life styles here at Lakeside??  🙄

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33 minutes ago, Ajijic_hiker said:

good grief.....this is a post about trying on bras...how did it ever get to a discussion about politics in China and BS about life styles here at Lakeside??  🙄

This thread has brought "thread wander" to a new level, granted.😄

 

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10 hours ago, mudgirl said:

Ah, another "If you have any observations to make about life in Mexico that aren't all sweetness and light, you should go back where you came from."

Of course I moved here on purpose. 18 years ago. And I care about what is right and just no matter where I live. And am an active member of my community, which includes both Mexicans and foreigners. Sorry that I actually care about working towards a better world for all, not just spending my days going out to eat, taking Fluffy to the groomers and peeking out the window to see what the neighbors are doing.

Surely you can not be saying that anyone who is not constantly complaining, criticizing, and crusading for change where they live is a dottering old restaurant goer with a fluffy dog. See how unfair and silly that sounds?  

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1 hour ago, Xena said:

... dottering old restaurant goer with a fluffy dog...

Dogs in restaurants, DOGS IN RESTAURANTS!!! :lol::lol::lol:

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25 minutes ago, Travis said:

Dogs in restaurants, DOGS IN RESTAURANTS!!! :lol::lol::lol:

Oh, yes! That is what this thread needs — some dogs in restaurants posts. 👍

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16 hours ago, gringal said:

" So debating with yourself,where you?" (your post)  I was correcting your typo of "where", silly...not asking where I had mentioned Horatio Alger.  I knew where.  Lame attempts at sarcasm are lost on me. 

I think you're going after my statements as though I were one of those advocating radical Socialism. I'm not; only pointing out how our present society works in real life; not suggesting anything be changed.  I know better.  No matter which point of view is in power, there will always be some kind of imbalance. Radical Socialism and Communism simply DO NOT WORK, as demonstrated by Russia and China.  What happens to us as individuals is mostly determined by plain old LUCK.  Peace🖖

A SJW is a a "social justice warrior" usually associated with attempted social engineering and is a "radical" liberal progressive the direct opposite of the equally disgusting  alt- right  . neither have anything to do with your definition of economic socialism.

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"Thread wander" might be the result of confusion on the part of those caught up in the bewilderment of finding themselves in a culture that they do not understand, cannot communicate with, don't know este from oeste, and find poniente to be a spot, instead of a direction. Unable to read, or speak, they behave in childish fashion, reacting spasmodically to the slightest unfamiliar stimulus.  Wandering about, lost and often in fear of the unknown, they do nothing to remediate their condition, and remain unable to find anything, or to solve the simplest of problems; even with the help of Google; which also works well in almost any language.

No, they don't need to "go back where they came from", but they do need to begin the process of "self help", rather than always depending upon others to hold their hands. Often, the wandering thread is simply an indication of "the blind leading the blind".

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RV:  Or, it serves as an opportunity to air gripes and demonstrate one's superiority to the unenlightened. 

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On ‎6‎/‎24‎/‎2019 at 11:03 AM, Xena said:

Oh, yes! That is what this thread needs — some dogs in restaurants posts. 👍

Depends on whether the restaurant uses salted or unsalted butter.  If the butter is unsalted then I don´t care if the dogs show up because I´m not going to be there anyhow.

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