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Re: dating western women in Taipei

Postby Namahottie » 04 Nov 2008, 23:51

GuyInTaiwan wrote:
Namahottie wrote:You aren't really talking about anything. I think that's the point.


No, I was. You're being completely intellectually disingenuous (again) on this point about BMI. Jesus, do I have to spell it out for you? Here's the point:

Person 1 weighs 60kg, is 170cm, and has a body fat percentage of 40%. Person 2 weighs 70kg, is 169cm, and has a body fat percentage of 10%.

Thus, in absolute terms, Person 1 has 24kg of fat. Person 2 has 7kg of fat. In relative terms, it's 40% versus 10%. By either measure, Person 1 is clearly "fatter". Yet by BMI, Person 2 is the worse one. That's why BMI is not taken that seriously without reference to other things.

There's the point.


Again you're really not talking about anything.
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Re: dating western women in Taipei

Postby Buttercup » 04 Nov 2008, 23:54

GuyInTaiwan wrote:I know you keep saying life is sweet, and I know you say you need to stand up against the idiots here, but I suspect you enjoy (or don't enjoy it, paradoxically) a little more than duty might suggest.


Other motivation? Well, I write. I have a blog and I'm writing a novel. It's good to sharpen my teeth a bit, I guess. It's an easy way to let of steam, I guess, kind of like kicking the cat. Obviously I'm not going to start one with the chief, or sandman or someone who is going to take me down in flames... :wink:
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Re: dating western women in Taipei

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 04 Nov 2008, 23:54

Namahottie wrote:
GuyInTaiwan wrote:
Namahottie wrote:You aren't really talking about anything. I think that's the point.


No, I was. You're being completely intellectually disingenuous (again) on this point about BMI. Jesus, do I have to spell it out for you? Here's the point:

Person 1 weighs 60kg, is 170cm, and has a body fat percentage of 40%. Person 2 weighs 70kg, is 169cm, and has a body fat percentage of 10%.

Thus, in absolute terms, Person 1 has 24kg of fat. Person 2 has 7kg of fat. In relative terms, it's 40% versus 10%. By either measure, Person 1 is clearly "fatter". Yet by BMI, Person 2 is the worse one. That's why BMI is not taken that seriously without reference to other things.

There's the point.


Again you're really not talking about anything.


Huh? It was in response to sandman's questions about my physical measurements.
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Re: dating western women in taipei

Postby sandman » 04 Nov 2008, 23:55

Point is, forget all that shite about BMI (which you, not I, brought up in the erroneous assumption that thus was my thrust). The FACT is you're only 186cm tall yet you weigh 77kg. And you're only 33. The FACT is, you're very, very likely to end up as one of these fatties you so despise in 20 years or so. It seems a long way off to you right now, of course, and of course "it will never happen to me." Alas, sweet folly of youth. :lol:
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Re: dating western women in Taipei

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 04 Nov 2008, 23:56

Namahottie wrote:Evidently you aren't making yourself clear. And that's not my job. It's your post, you clean it up.


No, I am making myself clear, you're just continuing to be extremely intellectually disingenuous. I'm talking about those communities that have high rates of gun violence, delinquent fathers, etc. I've already shown you one set of statistics that you've chosen to overlook.
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Re: dating western women in Taipei

Postby BigJohn » 04 Nov 2008, 23:56

Niounai beizi:
Bitter about what? How about, those Brits you were just refering to, among other things?

I think that you may be a bit harsher in tone than you realize. If someone screams "PLEASE SHUT THE DOOOOOOR!" they may think that thay are saying "Please shut the door, could you? Ta!" but it is not coming across that way.

I remember my first encounter with you when I posted a query about cheap St. Patrick's day specials at Taipei bars. You basically jumped in and mocked the hell out of it. I let you know I was pissed off. Who the hell are you to mock a perfectly innocent query for information? Arrogance.

Since then, I have seen many posts by you to other people that seemed rather agressive and scrappy, to say the least. If you wanna scrap, you'll find one. Anyway, please take that under advisement. And please don't try to sound so innocent, "I'm so gentle and supportive on other threads, sweet little me". That shoe doesn't fit. I have no further comment for now.
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Re: dating western women in taipei

Postby Buttercup » 04 Nov 2008, 23:57

Anyone get the feeling this one's going off topic?
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Re: dating western women in Taipei

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 05 Nov 2008, 00:00

sandman wrote:Point is, forget all that shite about BMI (which you, not I, brought up in the erroneous assumption that thus was my thrust). The FACT is you're only 186cm tall yet you weigh 77kg. And you're only 33. The FACT is, you're very, very likely to end up as one of these fatties you so despise in 20 years or so. It seems a long way off to you right now, of course, and of course "it will never happen to me." Alas, sweet folly of youth. :lol:


Well, perhaps it will. Perhaps it won't. I've made exercise a real habit and hobby of mine. The most likely way I could see myself getting fat or obese is I get to a point where sporting injuries or scooter accidents actually prevent me from exercising. I could see that happening. The general trend for me in terms of weight is downward, and has been for a while. Of course, part of that's fat, part of it is that I'm doing more endurance training and less strength training too, so I'm possibly losing muscle too.
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Re: dating western women in Taipei

Postby bob » 05 Nov 2008, 00:01

GuyInTaiwan wrote: It's not just about over-eating. It's about exercise, which might be another character flaw, such as sloth.


But what is character? You, for example, appear to be a person who enjoyed sports in your youth. (Indeed at my age I would say you are still "in" your youth.) Was that something you "willed" yourslef into or was it the natural consequence of being born with a strong body in a place where sports were available? Not everyone is that "lucky". Some people are born with better brains than bodies. Some are not naturally inclined to be very physical. They don't "enjoy" exercise. They are, however, constantly encouraged to eat, and many have jobs that don't allow much time for exercise. Are these peope "character disordered"? You are wrong on so many levels here I can hardly keep up with it.

You are certainly "right" though about needing to be imaginative about how to exercise.
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Re: dating western women in Taipei

Postby Buttercup » 05 Nov 2008, 00:03

GuyInTaiwan wrote:The most likely way I could see myself getting fat or obese is I get to a point where sporting injuries or scooter accidents actually prevent me from exercising.


Gosh, I really hope that if that happens, some kid doesn't insult you for being a useless drain on society. Riding a scooter is a choice, you know.
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