Woodyville06

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woodyville06 wrote:
dm2754 his bio reflects that he graduated forum Cornell with a mechanical engineering degree.  He went to work for Boeing after college.  Where you get the idea he had a PhD?

BTW Bill Cosby and Shaquille O’Neill and the late Robert Vaughn (Man From UNCLE) have PhDs (in education though)

Many engineers have a keen interest in the sciences since it’s the basis for engineering.  Since engineering is a problem solving discipline they enjoy sharing this.  I work with engineers and am a EE.

FYI the relationship between science, engineering and liberal arts is succinctly reflected below.




woodyville06 wrote:
thezigrat no problem.  They are all in Vegas if you want to collect them up for reprogramming.
woodyville06 wrote:
thezigrat so that’s it.  I thought it was a puppet like the ones in Team America.
woodyville06 wrote:
squrlz4ever thank god she doesn’t sell insurance, I would have sooooo much whole-life that wouldn’t be able to afford beer:)

"Oh, it’s nobody honey, just Svetlana from State Farm”
woodyville06 wrote:
squrlz4ever did yoko write the lyrics?
woodyville06 wrote:
squrlz4ever I just couldn’t see exterior walls and a ceiling being grafted on.  Also, will this be a multi story building?  I guess the second and higher floos would need to be standard construction and the interior walls also.

woodyville06 wrote:
I must admit I was swayed because she is hot, but I’m calling bullshit on several accounts.

1. Free healthcare: bullshit, you’re paying for it.  It’s called taxes.  I just had a physical and my blood work was about $10.  If I had a severe illness I would rather be in the US than just about anywhere in the world (with insurance, of course)
2. Which brings me to my next issue: opportunities.  I don’t know how the job and education market is over there but in Soviet times they used to track people into career fields.  Maybe they don’t do that now but if education is “free” they aren’t going to let everyone go to med school.  Another thing, what if you change your mind, or decide after secondary school, do they have community colleges?  What happens when you want to change fields, do they pay for that?  Is it even possible?  I know for a fact you can do it here.  Both the wife and I did.
3.  Freedom?  Freedom to get your head smashed in.  I’m not buying that nugget of shit for a second.  There are many more protections in America and the West than Russia.
4.  Travel.  She’s right. Americans are narrow minded and ignorant.  We don’t travel and don’t require learning a second language which would encourage more travel.  It’s the one thing that would break down walls and make us more empathetic and understanding (score one for the hot Russian chick)
5.  Literacy.  She scores again.  We piss away tons of money and still have millions of stupid fucks to show for it.  It isn’t the lack of money that is responsible for a lack of basic literacy.  A book and a teacher is all that’s required and other countries do it with nothing more than that and a mud hut. There is sothing else wrong here.
6.  Did I mention she was hot?
7.  Vacation.  I thought 2 weeks was standard here.  It’s probably not enough but it’s a start - it’s what I started with.  I’m at about 5 weeks now.  But The trend is away from any vacation limits though.  The “innovative” companies are going to no limit on vacations but the kicker is you need to cover your work.  Good luck.  It’s a scam to not have to pay unused vacation.  Without vacation and travel Americans won’t get any more worldly.
8.  Her perspective is probably skewed because let’s face it, she was Russian and spoke perfect English.  She likely spoke other languages and obviously traveled and had life experience well in excess of 99% of other Russians.  I want to hear the average Russian schmucks opinion of the country, not some Uber educated, worldly hot chick’s opinion.

And the final argument for not wanting to live in Russia: has anyone ever seen Russian dashcam footage?  Tell me that country isn’t fucked in the head.  Drop the mic.
 

woodyville06 wrote:
squrlz4ever why do I hear echoes of a Beatles song in my head when I look at that:)
woodyville06 wrote:
taxidriver I too would like to know what the strategy is if we are backing out of this treaty.
woodyville06 wrote:
abetterworld I think he had medical treatment for his weight because he lost a lot of weight since the man show - he is completely transformed.

I’ll bet he would say his quality of life has increased dramatically as well.
woodyville06 wrote:
daegog so what is the attraction in Russia for hetero Christians other than cheap prevalent vodka and hot Russian women? Never mind, I think I figured it out.
woodyville06 wrote:
squrlz4ever sunshine, warm weather and blue skies should cure that, Margarita anyone?
woodyville06 wrote:
squrlz4ever you have your hands (paws) full...
woodyville06 wrote:
melcervini and woodpeckers!
woodyville06 wrote:
squrlz4ever did I miss something?  How do you weatherproof this thing?  And who does the engineering loading analysis: a structural engineer or an arborist?  I saw an I-beam construction building with what amounted to a tree-vine growing on it.  This would be labor intensive to grow and maintain and I don’t see how an external tree based architecture could be used to sustain a weatherprooof dwelling.

I suspect that Hans und Franz have a stake in Orkin...
woodyville06 wrote:
melcervini I like your plan better.
woodyville06 wrote:
markust123 I didn’t notice where he lost much weight but don’t keep up with Hollywood.  Based on the pics above if he were to drop 20-30 lbs he would look like he did in the 80s
woodyville06 wrote:
squrlz4ever I forgot about the increased metabolism of the squirrel.  This would be like watching porn at the speed of a Keystone Cops movie:) 
woodyville06 wrote:
With most of them its weight gain more than anything (and hair loss with James Spader - love him in the Black List though).

But what is up with Steven Segal?  He didnt even look human, and that hairpiece: does he share that rug with John Travolta?
woodyville06 wrote:
monkwarrior except for Dick Clark.  He's been dead for years and doesn't look a day over 45 (and his hair looks fabulous!)
woodyville06 wrote:
monkwarrior that would be boner material on the left and a Halloween witch on the right
woodyville06 wrote:
squrlz4ever so romantic.  I thought I heard "just get it over with, will you already?"
woodyville06 wrote:
thezigrat typing isn’t the problem, it’s when he makes me write bad checks that I get really upset:)
woodyville06 wrote:
The article in the post said it was removed from the reading list but still available in the library, it was hardly banned.

I personally think the book is significant and should stay and if teachers feel the same way they can recommend it.  The article didn’t say what replaced it though.  That would be interesting.
woodyville06 wrote:
abetterworld Mad magazine was definitely ahead of its time and had some excellent satire.  By the way that was an excerpt from a Mad book (compilation of their better magazine articles) originally published in 1964.

Consider that for the context.