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Comment: Mmm Sai (Score 5, Interesting) 49

by Casper0082 (#46422031) Attached to: A Tech Entrepreneur's Guide To Visiting Shenzhen
Any place where they sell stuff, if you look like a tourist, one or more person will follow you for hours trying to get you to buy something. "Mmm Sai" is roughly "No thank you". Get used to saying that over and over. When I went to Shenzhen we had someone follow us from the bottom of the mall to the top floor. He heard us say we were hungry and quickly showed us where the american diner was. Being nice, we said we prefered local food. He then took us to another resturant. We spent 45 minutes eating and talking and when we walked out of the resturant, that guy was sitting outside waiting for us. I ended up buying stuff from his store just because of that dedication.

Comment: This is Getting Out of Hand (Score 2) 319

by Casper0082 (#38091844) Attached to: Toronto School Bans Hard Balls
This whole "think of the children" is getting out of hand. I remember growing up climbing trees, using a tall spiral slide, and playing on monkey bars. Could I have gotten hurt? Sure, but scrapes, bruises, and learning how to fall is a part of growing up. If you remove all possible ways for a child to develop his motor skills and learn how to deal with an occasional "oops" when they get hurt, we are going to grow up with a bunch of kids who prefer to sit out of sports and other social events.

This is life, shit happens. People can get hurt and or killed at any point in their life. Banning sports balls is not the answer.

Comment: Re:So what do we do about it? (Score 2) 295

by Casper0082 (#38079932) Attached to: AFL-CIO and Big Content Advocate For SOPA
I keep hearing everyone say that your best bet is to vote against the worst candidate since third party does not have enough votes. As long as the media has enough people thinking this way, the duopoly wins. Why not vote for who you want rather than the lesser of two evils? If enough people start voting for who they want, you will start to see the top two parties lose percentage points to lesser known parties. Yes, this might not make a difference this election, but it has the potential to in the future.

It is up to you to be part of the solution to the duopoly. The more you vote for the "lesser of two evils" the more you are contributing to keeping our current system alive.

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. -- Publius Syrus