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Old 02-06-2014, 11:05 PM   #2821
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Ethnic jokes are not cool in my book.
Neither in mine Gen.

The reason I include things like this is to help the people who work in the western world see the difference in work environment. I remember many times complaining about all the safety processes at my old job. But they are there for reasons and I still have both eyes, all my limbs, and all my fingers and toes. Many times seeing something like this you can help but laugh in disbelief. I don't think the joke has as much to do with ethnicity as the pure disbelief in what is being witnessed.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:16 PM   #2822
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We should be there end of this year also... we changed the plans and will skip the USA and go straight to SEA...
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:20 PM   #2823
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I don't think the joke has as much to do with ethnicity as the pure disbelief in what is being witnessed.
Gotcha- sorry dhilt, I may have misinterpreted the joke.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:24 PM   #2824
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We should be there end of this year also... we changed the plans and will skip the USA and go straight to SEA...
Awesome Seb! Keep in touch. I'll try to give you as much info as possible. I will be out of SEA by then.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:47 AM   #2825
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Damn! Your video is blocked on this stupid oil rig, probably wouldn't work anyway with the wimpy bandwidth we get via satellite.
I can download it for you in any YT quality or format, and send
you the link to the file if you wish.

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Old 02-07-2014, 09:39 AM   #2826
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I had a good chuckle at your latest post. Believe me, I said what the F****!! more than once.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:49 PM   #2827
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I simply crossed the streets in Viet Nam. Traffic will move around you like a cardumen. Chaos follows a logic.

So many good memories!
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:34 AM   #2828
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Neither in mine Gen.

The reason I include things like this is to help the people who work in the western world see the difference in work environment. I remember many times complaining about all the safety processes at my old job. But they are there for reasons and I still have both eyes, all my limbs, and all my fingers and toes. Many times seeing something like this you can help but laugh in disbelief. I don't think the joke has as much to do with ethnicity as the pure disbelief in what is being witnessed.

It's amazing some of the stuff you see there when you are used to the safety practices that have developed in the US, isn't it? I do nonprofit work in Vietnam, building wells and schools.

I love that country, and the Vietnamese people..

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Old 02-09-2014, 10:55 AM   #2829
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Neither in mine Gen.

The reason I include things like this is to help the people who work in the western world see the difference in work environment. I remember many times complaining about all the safety processes at my old job. But they are there for reasons and I still have both eyes, all my limbs, and all my fingers and toes. Many times seeing something like this you can help but laugh in disbelief. I don't think the joke has as much to do with ethnicity as the pure disbelief in what is being witnessed.
I agree here and I know very well from my experience in the the industrial environment in North America, wind like Noah, Oil and Gas, Hydro and Coal Power etc, many of which have extremely strict and extensive safety protocols. I also travel around the world for work and see practices like the one of the guy on the ladder with the wire and shaking your head in disbelief has absolutely nothing to do with the ethnicity of the place you're in but the potential for disaster you see with your western world eyes.
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:05 PM   #2830
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Great video and story Noah! Keep 'em coming. I've seen the same insane traffic in many places in the world, some far worse. You have to go with the flow, as you did, and it is liberating in a suicidal chaotic kind of way.

Seen crazy wiring all over the world. Sometimes I have no idea how they keep track of what is connected to what. Maybe if something fails they just run a new line rather than fix the old.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:46 PM   #2831
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Craziest wiring I've ever seen was in downtown Delhi in the narrow alleyways near the mosque. Mental....basically 80yrs of people running whatever wires they could find and spliced into the closest junction. Open connections and bare wires running from the mains all over the place and hanging well within reach...super sketch!

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Old 02-09-2014, 10:42 PM   #2832
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I agree here and I know very well from my experience in the the industrial environment in North America, wind like Noah, Oil and Gas, Hydro and Coal Power etc, many of which have extremely strict and extensive safety protocols. I also travel around the world for work and see practices like the one of the guy on the ladder with the wire and shaking your head in disbelief has absolutely nothing to do with the ethnicity of the place you're in but the potential for disaster you see with your western world eyes.
I'm living and working in Vietnam. My company is building a 1200 MW coal-fired plant. The EPC contractor is a Korean company. They're managing Vietnamese and Indians to build and commission the plant.
I can't walk from one part of the plant site to the other without seeing someone doing something stupid. I'm not talking about minor things. Walking a beam without fall protection, welding without a hood, grinding with no faceshield or even safety glasses. Hearing protection is non-existent.
Anyway, I could go on and on, don't want to thread jack any more than that.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:15 PM   #2833
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Haha.. I had fun on the scooter but I would have much rather been at least on a xr250 or something with suspension and power to climb the hills.
That's what I felt when I was riding Mongolia on a Chinese bike (Mustang 150 cmc). The suspension was zero.

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Old 02-10-2014, 02:28 AM   #2834
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Ethnic jokes are not cool in my book.
Although I don't tell ethnic jokes, I can say that they were very popular in my multi-cultural, multi-ethnic city of Chicago back when I was growing up and the funny thing was people were alot more thick-skinned and got along better than they do today with the current fashion of making everyone a victim. Maybe all this PC approach has left everyone a bit too uptight?

I used to work in the shipyards in South Korea. The yard was split into two halves--one half being for clients of the "Oil & Gas" Industry that brought Western Cultural concepts of workplace safety. The other half of the yard practiced Korean cultural concepts that placed little priority on worker safety or on the value of human life. That side had three separate incidents that resulted in fatalities while the O&G side had none in less than a year.

But their production rates were much higher on that side and they placed great importance on that.

Isn't that what travel is about? Seeing how other cultures live? Where they place their priorities?

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Old 02-10-2014, 04:07 AM   #2835
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Isn't that what travel is about? Seeing how other cultures live? Where they place their priorities?
Yes. Seeing industrial practices in these countries will definitely help you understand the traffic theory.
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