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The new chat thread - now with bitter arguing

Discussion in 'Dark Tranquillity' started by rahvin, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Taliesin

    Taliesin Immaturity Aside

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    I think it was only ever common for this assembly kind of work, maybe other businesses shut down as well when suddenly, 90% of the customers wouldnt show up, but otherwise it wouldnt really make sense.
    It's probably a rumour from back when german car factories employed tens of thousands of people, not only a few thousand like nowadays. After all, several thousand italians came to Wolfsburg alone in the 60s only to work in the Volkswagen factories. Those times are over.. not sure anyone still has company holidays
     
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    Teachers here have 2-month long holidays. Ie if we don't count Xmas and Easter in it. And i believe everyone here gets at least 1-2 weeks off during August. Clearly Greece is Paradise.
     
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    teachers in belgium also have a 2 months summer holiday. in the company were my father works, they all have a 2 weeks holiday in july, because most of the other companies that work in the "building" sector have their holidays at that time of the year.
     
  4. La Rocque

    La Rocque I am that I am

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    Too bad our MIA and good friend 'gtranquillity' does not frequent the forum as her photographic skill would of hooked us up with some great photos of DT's first show(Loud From The South) with the new bass player
    the festival is tomorrow and its in her hometown of Eindhover NL -
     
  5. Hiljainen

    Hiljainen why can't we not be sober

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    good luck with everything hyena, and i'm happy to see you posting :)
     
  6. Dark_Silence

    Dark_Silence Member

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    the "puke" smiley seems to have a problem:
    :puke:

    :lol::lol:

    maybe the webmaster doesnt like manchester city?

    EDIT/ huh, seems like the problem only appears on my computer. Screenshot:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. rahvin

    rahvin keeper of the flame

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    @DS: part of it was awesome because of the puke emoticon, but most of it was awesome because of the post within a post within a post within a... effect. ;)
     
  8. DisplayofCharacter

    DisplayofCharacter Are You Scared Enough?

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    @Rahvin: Not sure why I didn't say this before, but I guess I forgot: you shattered my memories of my high school cooking class, in which we made "cultural" dishes and discussed said culture of origin. My teacher who has been to Germany "uhh, once or twice" professed in photocopied handouts of textbooks written in about 1977 that all Europeans get August off, so never go there in the summer. My ignorance has been blighted as the diffusion of American workaholicism (workahol, the best drink) is nearly complete, even the stereotypically "lazy" Italians are working now.

    MUAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHA! *strokes cat*

    I'm tired. I got up too early today. /stupidity
     
  9. rahvin

    rahvin keeper of the flame

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    @DoC: Now I'm gonna contribute to your childhood nightmares: Italians who work for the government (read: me) have 32 paid vacation days per year. It's just that we don't take most of our days off in August anymore, but - believe me -they're still there and it's of course many more than your average American worker has. I don't know how things are in the rest of Europe, though. Some of us might in fact be motivated to work harder and take fewer days off, but we're called names by other workers, and it's not as if we earn more money or have better prospects for a decent career because of that, so basically it's just because we have an abnormal sense of loyalty towards our impersonal employer (read: I'm insane).
     
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    but not the lazy greeks. we're still evading your cultural enslavement, eat that!
     
  11. Matse

    Matse Customized individuum

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    In Germany people have around thirty days off per year. Students and teachers obviously have more.

    We Germans are of course the hardest-working of all people. In the last century we managed to build up a huge army, defeat half of Europe, loose everything in the end and build up our country again from close to nothing twice.
     
  12. plintus

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    You forgot about genocide, concentration camps, villages burned together with people, and close to 30% of my native country's population dead in WWII. Done by the same hard working people who conquered half Europe not that long ago.

    Heil führer or what?
     
  13. plintus

    plintus Señor Member

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    Anyway: someone butchered a pig in our bathroom. I still can't locate the carcass... or body.

    This one is pretty graphic.

    One of the reasons you don't wanna party with us too hard. Some serious Nikki S. shit.
     
  14. Siren

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    plintus Señor Member

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    The girl I brought over forgot her Tampax :heh:
     
  16. hyena

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    The guy actually works for another government: I only have 26. :erk: I knew there was some substance to the whole Padania story.
     
  17. Matse

    Matse Customized individuum

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    Sorry, did not mean to make it seriously positive sounding. I know that that is one of the darkest moments in history.
     
  18. hyena

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    What's with this forum and reductio ad Hitlerum* these days?

    First Niklas reprimanding Taliesin for a joke about the war. Now all the PC-ness.

    For fuck's sake. None of us is to blame for stuff that happened ages ago.

    * I am not making this up. It's an actual idiom in sociological research.
     
  19. RampageSword

    RampageSword AWARE! BEWARE! WAR!

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    bah. We make it all look super evil and the worst thing humanity as ever seen and blah blah but, it's only because these are recent events. Not that I'm trying to justify both WW, they were both horrible but when compared to let's say, the Spanish inquisition or the crusades...well then WWII is just history being repeated...
     
  20. rahvin

    rahvin keeper of the flame

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    I don't think Niklas was being serious either. I believe it's because of this coincidentally being a part of the merchandise site.
     

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