Frenchy68

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  1. BSBD Rev! "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  2. at least you have 5000 jumps and less than 2 posts per jump. There are some losers with over 500 posts per jump... Rhys' wingload: 2.39 Frenchy's postload: 57.25 Sissy! "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  3. A long tradition of America hating presidents... "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  4. China probably has the power to let him rot by cutting off all aid, which would in turn mean the end of Kim's regime. Or simply to cool things off between the protagonists so the status quo remains. I think China wouldn't mind seeing his regime gone, but would like to see a transitional change, not a sudden one (and I reckon the ROK will concur with that approach). And a friendly new regime of course... Unless he has nothing to lose AT ALL, I don't see Kim going to war. He wouldn't survive a defeat. He could probably obliterate parts of the ROK on sheer fire power alone, but then what? He would lose in the long run, as his army is still mostly a bunch of peasants in uniforms, and the ROK is much better prepared and equipped (and has powerful allies). His army has very little lasting power. And Kim's regime can only survive in a state of "cold war", therefore he has to keep things tense enough without crossing the line... For these reasons, I don't see China allowing a war to happen. Neither will the ROK. And neither will Japan, as they would have to side with the ROK, but know that China wouldn't mind finding an excuse to point few missiles at Tokyo for payback of what happened in the 1930's and 1940's. So it would be a huge cluster fuck for everyone involved (not to mention the US), so I reckon no one will let it get that bad. The ROK's response to the sinking of their ship is pretty telling. Besides, there is already some positioning happening within the DPRK to succeed Kim, and I reckon that's where the Chinese are going to be very active (being closed doors that is). "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  5. I doubt China would let North Korea go crazy. There is too much at stake, and there's no better way to screw up economic growth (which China is still experiencing, close to double digits) than a regional war. In addition, neither China nor the ROK want to see a total collapse of the DPRK, as it would mean 20 some million mostly uneducated and unqualified people pouring over the border in a mass exodus, which would make the BRD/DDR merger of 20 years ago look like a picnic party. The status quo serves China and other countries in terms of geopolitical wrangling, but it is highly unlikely China would let anything bad happen. They'd probably remove Kim Jr rather than allow him to go war with the ROK. "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  6. Bon anniversaire mon Nico...! "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  7. Amen! Just came out too early... iPad: waiting for the 3rd generation, which will by then be the standard in laptop technology. PS: Mac user since 1983, but always waiting for at least the 2nd generation of each product. Let others be the guinea pigs and wait for the fixes! "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  8. I think Im going to move to Australia in the winter from now on... It was in the 30s/40s in [B]SOUTHERN ALABAMA[/B] this weekend Where's that? In the Balkan or something? "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  9. I'm driving up and down HWY 2 looking to get myself a road kill. Faster that way. Pop the wine open and let it breath. On my way... For a nicely paired beverage to go with your roadkill, may I suggest a nice bottle or RC cola. That, or baby duck. Everything goes with baby duck. Couldn't find me a mountain lion, but got the next best thing: a boy sporting a mullet. Threw him in the trunk, and off I went. Should be hitting Airdrie any time now... Sweet! Baby Duck! The ultimate pairing for road kill .... "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  10. I'm driving up and down HWY 2 looking to get myself a road kill. Faster that way. Pop the wine open and let it breath. On my way... "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  11. Deal! Now I just need to shoot me a Mountain Lion! On my way... "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  12. I'll bring the Mountain Lion, you cook it. How's that? "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  13. I normally would, but with a busted knee, most activities in that (otherwise truly stunning) part of Alberta are pretty much verbotten... "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  14. I rest my case! Who did I piss off to be stuck here for a week? "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  15. Anyone from dz.com in Calgary right now? What's to do here? "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  16. Same could be said of Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, and to a lesser degree Japan among others (all somewhat business models for China). Have foreign specialists show you how to do it, learn to do it cheaper, then eventually develop your own minds to create tomorrow's technologies. Quite standard, really. Somewhat true, but overly simplistic. The roots can be found in "confuciusism". In addition, having a son was a retirement plan of sort. Once married, the bride would move with her in laws and help tending the fields, cattle, house, etc... When the one child policy got into effect, having a lone daughter meant by the age of 20 she'd be gone forever, and the parents would find themselves living the rest of their lives alone without anyone to take care of them. Thus a male child became preferred. Can't really blame them... Could be. Much like crashing spy planes on foreign lands could be as well. Keeps it interesting. Yeah, nuke 'em back to the stone age, yellow fuckers! "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  17. True hell wouldn't be to suck Bush's dick but to eat Dick's bush... "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  18. Let me know if you are in Shanghai. Drinks on me... "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  19. Just got an email from the French consulate in Shanghai, offering free vaccination to all citizens and their family (even if not citizens themselves). A good thing, as when it hits China hard (which should be any time now), it will not be pretty... So getting vaccinated next week!
  20. In itself, as drawn, it doesn't mean anything, as the characters are not correctly drawn. A Chinese or Japanese person may (or may not) guess what it means. In any case, it doesn't mean anything bad, which is good. What matters ultimately is that you like the design.
  21. Do you know what the Chinese character means? Edit: I'm guessing "love", but it's not properly drawn... "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
  22. He's also in the running for the MLB World Series MVP! "For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."