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If you get that done before I get back, I'll be afk for about 5-10 minutes.
Also, I'm going to be starting my MPA next year. If you ever want to talk politics (especially having to do with East Asia)' let me know and I'll PM you my email and IM info.
Hey, how's the poli-sci degree going? Miss reading your stuff around here even though I'm rarely on anymore.
lol, enjoying ODN? I've been back on here for a week or so now, just chilling and having a few debates. What're you up to? Finish undergrad?
How've you been mate? I haven't been on ODN in months, lol, but I thought I'd catch up with some of the older members.
I was actually studying a little about Taiwanese politics last night. I'm going to be teaching a U.S. History class here and I wanted to do some comparisons between the two political systems. It appears that Taiwan is something of an oddity in the world of representative democracies. For example, its executive branch has no veto power over the legislative branch.
As far as writing something on Cross Strait relations, I wouldn't feel confident enough in my knowledge of Chinese history or poli-sci to take on such a task. And time is definitely an issue now.
And tell me about it! I move away from one psychotic dictator threatening to blow my country up to another more powerful but luckily less psychotic leader threatening to blow my country up. My wife and I are also looking work in Europe. Hopefully no one will be looking to blow my country up there.
Correct. I've been living in Taiwan for two years now. I was actually here when we were finishing up our infamous mandatory voting debate. I'm actually going to be reducing the amount of time I spend on this site because I have so much to do. I even turned in my mod badge (though it hasn't gone into effect yet).
Good to see you posting again. College has finally allowed you some free time, huh?
I'm looking to get back in the swing of ODN, interwebz fighting elsewhere is just too infuriating.
EDIT: Thanks for the rep . . . especially considering I didn't proofread it and sounded like a damn grade school student!
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