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Re: Nashua Police Tase Woman For Trying To Buy I-Phone
« Reply #105 on: December 24, 2012, 03:10:41 pm »

Home for the holidays and talked to my mom and dad about this.  Pretty funny because the consensus is that she is a moron and deserves it. This from the Chinese community who has talked about it before I even brought it up.  She pretty much making us look bad.
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Re: Nashua Police Tase Woman For Trying To Buy I-Phone
« Reply #106 on: February 01, 2013, 09:48:27 am »

Talked to a Chinese gal, and apparently this incident made national news in China. The consensus seems to be that the local Chinese community should have done more to help her and show her how to not be a pain in the butt.

Still concerned with the overzealous tasing...
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Re: Nashua Police Tase Woman For Trying To Buy I-Phone
« Reply #107 on: February 02, 2013, 07:44:48 pm »

Talked to a Chinese gal, and apparently this incident made national news in China. The consensus seems to be that the local Chinese community should have done more to help her and show her how to not be a pain in the butt.

Still concerned with the overzealous tasing...

Wow! When I went to India I read up on the culture myself. They think other Chinese should be responsible?
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Re: Nashua Police Tase Woman For Trying To Buy I-Phone
« Reply #108 on: February 02, 2013, 09:13:22 pm »

Well responsible is possibly a strong word, I think "it is in their best interest" is a better metaphor.  I know this is a libertarian community and thinks that everyone should be responsible for their own actions, but we have to be honest we (society) tends to see everyone in groups and stereotype.

In NYC the casinos in Atlantic City offer Chinese people the deal of a 20 dollar bus trip to the Casino, and they get like 20 dollar in match play coupons for betting, sometimes they offer them a free buffet.  Well, lots of elderly Chinese people do this to get free food, and to spend the time.  Well... one Chinese spread the word that the local church was giving free food.  Next thing you know, all the Chinese people are mobbing the local soup kitchen for homeless people.  Well the church couldn't deny them free food, but were appalled by this.  They complained to the local news station and it made the local news in NYC.  Load and behold the entire Chinese community in NYC were appalled by this.  Next thing you know the Chinese news media and community blitzed the old people by telling them that they are shaming our whole community and making us look bad.  Now most of the other Chinese people A, do go to AC to gamble, and B, would never go to the soup kitchen, but we felt it was our "responsiblity" to tell the elder that hey, that isn't free food, it is for homeless people and needy people.

So, the old people who didn't speak English like the lady who quote un-quote didn't speak no English was informed and shame was averted.   Now how do libertarians feel about this?  Were the Chinese community being nosey and infringing upon the rights of old people to get free food at the soup kitchen?  The old people stop by the way because their kids were ashamed for them.
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Re: Nashua Police Tase Woman For Trying To Buy I-Phone
« Reply #109 on: February 02, 2013, 09:30:12 pm »

We libertarians talk about ostracism. I also went to India with old people packed full of stereotypes and American mannerisms that were rude in India and thus I was embarrassed. One guy with us Malay/Chinese assumed Indians eat dogs. Another woman was very rude when a young man asked her how old she was. She compared it to asking how much money someone makes. If I ever go back it won't be with missionaries. :-[
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Re: Nashua Police Tase Woman For Trying To Buy I-Phone
« Reply #110 on: February 03, 2013, 09:46:56 am »

Cultural differences can be a pain in the butt. However, among the traveling and internationally-minded, everything goes pretty smoothly most of the time. My graduate program was a class of about 20, and I was the only person from the New World, as well as the only native English speaker. Other countries represented included China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Germany, Malaysia, Switzerland, Burundi, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Other than a few weird "is it true that in America" questions, mostly from my African comrades, there were no cultural oddities or adjustments.
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