User Profile: JediKnight

JediKnight

Member Since: February 15, 2011

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  • [4] July 15, 2016 at 7:27pm

    Language barrier? Um, no. He said the customers felt uncomfortable. The only “language barrier” is the guy answering the phone kept saying “ok” to angry customers. Chinese people tend to say “ok” as an acknowledgement that they’ve heard you, not that they understand you. I’ve experienced this at work with the vietnamese and chinese guys. They’ll tell you “ok” but if they don’t tell you “it’s working”, all they’re doing is acknowledging that they heard you say something.

    The reality is that he got a lot of backlash and is now backtracking. The people acting like racist ******** need a lesson in manners. I don’t care if he did tell the police he didn’t want them coming back, that’s no reason to call someone up and act like a jerk. Protest the restaurant. Tell all your friends not to go there. But there’s no reason to call him up and act like a racist.

    The poor guy probably didn’t think it would go beyond his little community. In fact, it probably wouldn’t have except for the Internet.

    FYI, I’ve been the white guy in many chinese establishments. When I’m not with my wife (she’s Taiwanese), I feel very uncomfortable. When she’s around and speaking to them in Chinese, I’m fine. Maybe she has Chinese privilege :-P

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  • [-1] July 14, 2016 at 4:16pm

    He built it from the ground up. He wrote the code and Eduardo Saverin provided the funding. Initial employees were hired based on competing in events.

    Did he steal the idea? Yes, yes he did. Did he steal any code? Nope. Everything he wrote was from scratch and the beginnings were all written by him.

  • June 29, 2016 at 5:42pm

    @Rosech: “Which means parents should NEVER ever give them allowances to waste.” And how exactly does one prevent a kid of this age from spending the allowance on something wasteful? You either give them an allowance or you don’t. Once they’re old enough, it’s pretty difficult to keep them from spending it on frivolous things. I’m sure you even purchased things that your parents thought were frivolous at the time.

  • June 28, 2016 at 1:42pm

    So basically, we should be mad that people are making money? Don’t buy that candy because someone else is making money on it. Newsflash: whoever made the candy already made some money on it.

    If you don’t want to buy it, don’t buy it. So what if someone else is sending kids door to door selling candy? How is it any different from Girl Scouts (I notice the article even mentions them and tries to say they’re different)? Yeah, the difference is that the Girl Scouts puts a lot more controls on how those girls are allowed to sale. No door to door typically. No online sales. You can only go to specific locations. That doesn’t teach kids how to sell, that teaches them how to follow orders.

    Do you really think the GSA organization doesn’t take their cut from Girl Scout cookies? Of course they do! But it’s accepted because it’s “Girl Scouts”.

  • June 28, 2016 at 1:37pm

    “She’s probably irritated that street vendors are allowed in CA without question, kids selling candy (from where??), but for her to sell anything she would have to be permitted, licensed, and pay tax.”

    Only if she wanted to follow the rules. Nothing, and I do mean nothing except an old lady like her, could stop her from buying a bunch of candy bars from somewhere and then selling them at a table to raise money for whatever. She could even say “I don’t have much money, I’m trying to raise money to buy gifts for my grandkids”. Is it true? Who cares. The point is, she could do it. Would she be able to sell much? Probably not because she’s not a kid. She could easily sale crafts though because that’s what old lady’s do: they sale crafts. And only another busy body would bother asking her if she had a permit to sell her crafts.

  • [1] June 28, 2016 at 1:30pm

    Who cares? Really, who cares? Maybe it was, maybe it wasn’t.

    Not everything is a con. Not everything is a crime waiting to happen. People are so afraid of their own shadow now that they see a crime in everything.

    Again I say, who cares? If it turns out to be true, then the guy can go on social media and tell everyone he knows to watch out for this kid and the old lady. The con ends quickly.

  • [5] June 28, 2016 at 1:25pm

    Some Target stores do have signs up saying solicitors are not welcome. It’s probably up to each store. My local Target use to have a lot of them outside every Sunday (start of the sale, lots of foot traffic). I rarely see them now, though I don’t go shopping at brick-and-mortar stores outside of Costco very much.

  • [20] June 28, 2016 at 1:24pm

    No kidding. I live here and thought to myself “I bet this was in California” as I clicked the story. Of course it is! Sadly, this is the norm even if people don’t say it in public. I use to be on a FB group where people would constantly say “Oh, make sure you ask them for their permit!”. That mostly involved door to door sales, but I put it into the same category. Who cares if they don’t have a permit! People use that as a way of chasing people away. Geez, just say “no thank you” and move on.

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  • June 23, 2016 at 7:53pm

    No, it’s not useful at all. It put me in alignment with Trump with either Rand Paul or Ted Cruz second. Why do I say it’s not useful? Because all the places it aligned me with Trump were issues where he said certain things. I’m sorry, but I’ve learned from watching Donald speak that you can’t believe anything he says because he’ll change his mind in the very next breath. So what he said on a particular issue is completely irrelevant.

    So yeah, that site is a near complete waste.

  • June 22, 2016 at 3:01pm

    That would’ve been better if the bra had been a different size and color each time. It’s pretty obvious that the bra is just tied up inside the hankerchief. The girls aren’t even shocked by it.

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  • [1] June 22, 2016 at 2:58pm

    I was once involved in a slight of hand trick. The “magician” literally removed the watch from the guys arm and he didn’t even notice. The art of distraction. I was watching the guys hand the whole time because I had to wait for the watch to be handed to me. Then, I almost forgot to put it on and “act surprised”. When he did it, I was shocked that the guy didn’t notice. He pulled off his watch, lowered his hand, and simply handed it to me behind his back.

    Pretty interesting stuff and quite entertaining.

  • June 22, 2016 at 2:56pm

    It’s psychological. If you watch “Penn & Teller’s: Fool Us”, that’s the kind of trick that Penn likes the most because it involves using your mind and not just slight of hand.

  • [2] June 22, 2016 at 2:54pm

    Except he would’ve had to have folded the card incredibly fast and swapped the paperclip. Maybe he is that fast, but that would have to be really fast.

  • June 22, 2016 at 2:52pm

    @seanscythe: Nice try. He would’ve had to have folded the other card and swapped them incredibly fast. Watch his hands. There’s virtually no way he could’ve folded the card during the swap. If the card wasn’t folded and was just laying there, then you’d probably be right. It was folded (twice) and had a paperclip around it.

    I’m sure there’s a trick to it, but no one has figure it out just yet.

  • [6] June 22, 2016 at 12:52pm

    You are the same generation. The sad fact is that you’re in the minority in your generation. I don’t agree with the article, but it is a reality that millenials are by far the weakest, most entitled generation ever.

    Just because you can’t relate to them, doesn’t mean the vast majority aren’t like that. My niece can’t relate to them either and she’s, I think, 23.

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  • [-2] June 22, 2016 at 12:50pm

    This is an excuse. An excuse to just find one more thing wrong with millenials.

    Gimme a break. Many people in my generaion, the so-called “Generation X” or perhaps even the generation before that, didn’t do much hard work with their hands either. That’s completely irrelevant to whether one has a strong grip or a firm handshake. A firm handshake is taught. I was taught at a very early age that a firm handshake was important and not just for interviews. A strong grip can be built up too.

    In short, I think this “study” was just looking for something else to say “See, millenials are weaker here too.”

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  • [2] June 20, 2016 at 2:39pm

    @DAV 50: No it doesn’t. It asks if you ever been convicted. It doesn’t ask if you’ve ever been accused or even just charged. Might want to actually take a look at the form before you fly off the handle and accuse people of defending the reporter. We aren’t defending the reporter. The gun store went above and beyond. They knew he was a reporter, so they probably googled his name. The article shows up on the first page of my search, though that’s probably because a lot of people are hitting it now.

  • [2] June 20, 2016 at 2:36pm

    A background check won’t show a charge of domestic abuse. Background checks only show convictions and restraining orders.

  • [10] June 20, 2016 at 2:36pm

    No. The form asks if you were convicted. He wasn’t convicted. However, that still doesn’t mean the gun store has to complete the sale.

    They probably googled his name right after he left. The 6th hit down (it’s probably rising too) has the article about being charged with domestic abuse. It’s from 2005. They were caught in a catch 22. Approved the sale and there’s a chance he writes about how someone charged with domestic abuse can still buy a gun (which they should be able to do). Decline the sale and maybe he’ll write about how it’s good that they stopped him. But this knucklehead decides to flip that on its head and say that it’s because he’s a reporter.

  • [3] June 16, 2016 at 10:35pm

    Interesting how the protestant attacks the messenger (the Warrens) and throws out “pagan” and “medieval superstition” when asked about demon possession, but the Catholic says “yes, absolutely, and it’s found in the Bible”. Even when asked about biblical evidence, the protestant just falls back to “they (Jesus and the Apostles) had different abilities”. The protestant was pretty much unwilling to even acknowledge the biblical proof that yes, demons do exist and they can possess people.

    I especially liked this part ‘“Souls can’t do anything in the physical realm, because they are by definition non-physical,” he said.’ Tell that to all the people that have gone through possession. Tell that to the people, in the Bible, that were possessed and that Jesus cast out demons.

    If this is any indication of the leaders in the protestant world, it’s no wonder all the protestant denominations are watering down the Bible. Maybe they should spend more time teaching the reality of scripture and less time trying to compromise their beliefs in order to be liked by the world.

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