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Initial post: Aug 29, 2013 10:04:35 AM PDT
John says:
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Posted on Aug 29, 2013 10:21:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 29, 2013 10:28:33 AM PDT
1. Spam isn't allowed here.

2. It would be a very, very, very cold day in h@ll before I'd choose to do business with Myanmar. The current military regime has one of the worse track record of human rights abuses in the history of... well... in history.

Calling that country a repressive, backward, stuck-in-the-middle-ages, horrific excuse for a "government" would be an insult to repressive, backward, stuck-in-the-middle-ages, horrific excuses for governments everywhere.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Burma

3. No one believes for a second that you're name is really John.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 10:28:00 AM PDT
John says:
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Posted on Aug 29, 2013 10:28:43 AM PDT
"...and risks associated with a country that has existed in relative isolation for the past twenty years..."

There's a lot of very good reasons for this.

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 10:31:24 AM PDT
John says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 10:34:48 AM PDT
So what is your relationship to the author?
The authors first name is Jonathan, and one of his books is titled "Mr John's Rules for Inverting in Myanmar".

Posting your own book is not allowed here, and doing it under an assumed name just makes it worse.

Reported

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 10:35:22 AM PDT
John says:
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Posted on Aug 29, 2013 10:38:48 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 10:40:42 AM PDT
OK, I'll bite.

The country has a dark and tragic CURRENT STATE OF BEING. Yeah, and it's past sucks too. Here's a White House press release on current human rights abuses going on in Myanmar right now!
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/11/09/supporting-human-rights-burma

Oopsies... here's more:
http://www.hrw.org/world-report-2012/world-report-2012-burma

"Have you visited Myanmar recently?"

Nope. I'd rather my wife not get raped by the local military. Or sold in to slavery. Or just shot. Yeah, I'm weird like that.

"Countries like Myanmar need to be given a chance to right themselves."

BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Why the #*$& should they be "given a chance to right themselves"? They screwed themselves up. No one forced the current regime on them from outside. It's fairly apparent that they can't govern themselves without massive death and disruption.

"Myanmar isn't for everyone but there are worse places."

Ah yes... the "it's horrible, but there are more horrible places" excuse. Lovely. I agree, some worse places have existed throughout history. Spain circa the 1500's. Berlin in 1938-44. Saigon in April 1975. Modern day Detroit. New Jersey (ever).

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 10:41:20 AM PDT
♪♫ No one believes you. ♪♫

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 10:42:08 AM PDT
"There are risks associated with all emerging markets."

Snort.

Genocide, state sponsored rape, child slavery... yeah, those are hallmarks of a growing economy.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 10:43:04 AM PDT
State sponsored child slave rape.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 10:49:00 AM PDT
That too.

But it's okay... the government has been isolated and it's an emerging economy. This sort of thing is to be expected.

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 10:50:09 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 10:51:29 AM PDT
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Posted on Aug 29, 2013 10:52:44 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 10:53:09 AM PDT
The Artist says:
Yeah, you just enjoyed the book. You have no connection to it. Yet you keep defending it like you have a connection to it.

KNOW THIS: This book and this author have been added to lots of people's "Never Buy" list. Good work, buddy. I'm sure the author-who-isn't-connected-to-you-in-any-way is grateful for your help.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 10:53:15 AM PDT
You mean the sheltered little box where my daughter received an education and reached the age of adulthood without being molested, enslaved, or becoming a child bride in exchange for a cow?

The sheltered little box where my son will grow to respect women (and men), and not be afraid that if he opposes a genocidal regime, he'll be murdered?

Yeah. That sheltered little box is just fine, thanks.

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 10:54:28 AM PDT
Dittie says:
A spammy-smelling sock is afoot.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 10:54:36 AM PDT
How many children do you own in Myanmar John? Do you give them a day off a month? How many days a week do you loan them to the local authorities for "entertainment" purposes?

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 10:59:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 29, 2013 10:59:30 AM PDT
T. Cook says:
I am a disappointed Canadian, I thought someone mis-spelled Puck...

For good books about Burma/Myanmar see:
The Lizard Cage
Burmese Lessons: A Love Story

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 11:00:30 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 29, 2013 11:08:24 AM PDT
Hey, can I join you in that box? I got tired living in four different countries. My passport stamps need extra pages, and I grow weary of spending my days working on cures for diseases common in third world countries.

And now that I'm a dad, I have this really odd feeling that I should protect my daughter from being raped and murdered. I also have this odd feeling that rape and murder should be prosecuted by the government, not endorsed by it.

It must be really nice in that box. Scoot over and make room.

Also, if anyone wants to see a pic of my little wigglet, here's a link:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/evrose/Quinn_zps01aa62b7.jpg

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 11:02:55 AM PDT
Sure. C'mon in; the water's fine. And last I checked, there was still elbow room available here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs2w4lwQRtc

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 11:06:20 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
Super cute wigglet!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 11:08:21 AM PDT
Awww! Baybeeeee! (*that noise women make when they hold their arms out to babies*)
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