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Jul 12, 2021 02:16:47   #
Wumingren
 
I normally log in as “Wumingren” on social media comment pages. “Wumingren” is Chinese for “Anonymous”: “wu” meaning “negative,” “ming” meaning “name,” and “ren” meaning “person.”

I chose this pseudonym because I don’t like to provide personal identifying information online. Likewise, I never provide my real birthdate, choosing “05/05/1955” instead, because it’s easy to remember.

I do provide some background information to help readers to understand why I hold certain points of view, so they can judge the validity of my responses on subjects that I have been involved in for decades. I am into geopolitics, history, medicine, teaching, the U.S. Constitution, and much more.

Chief experiences that inform my comments stem from decades as a “China watcher.” I’m a Vietnam vet who served on active duty for 12 years as a cryptologic linguist in the Air Force. I followed with 8 years in service to our country as an asset for civilian intel operations overseas. All told, I lived and worked in East and Southeast Asia for 20 years.

I learned Chinese Mandarin at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and earned a BA degree in Asian Studies. I learned some Japanese, Korean, and Tagalog (enough to get myself in trouble at local bars), but I was rated at the “near-native” level of proficiency in Mandarin. I immersed myself in Asian history, culture, art, music, and cuisine. While in the Air Force, my fellow airmen accused me of “going native,” because I broke away from the standard bar-running life of the typical G.I. and lived off base among the locals.

I married a great gal in Taiwan and have many close friends there still. My wife is a dedicated professional, currently employed at a major aerospace technology firm here in the States. I had planned to teach History and Chinese in high school, but medical problems forced me to drop out of my M.Ed. program.

I’m not employed because of disability: my kidneys failed and I’m seeking a living donor. My kidneys failed due to an antiviral drug used to combat viral encephalitis. My immune system was blown away, so I also succumbed to an infection in my spinal cord and two bouts with sepsis. I lived, when doctors thought I would die. I’m walking, when they believed I would never get out of bed, let alone walk again.

As a “Mr. Mom,” I raised our two daughters, when otherwise unable to work. Now that they’re going off to college, I have time to write bilingual children’s books. I love writing. I had worked as a newspaper editor, a magazine editor, and a copywriter for 8 years in Taiwan. I also taught English to students hoping to score high on the TOEFL. I worked as a translator and interrogator for a company investigating ships lost at sea. Documents were used in insurance claims and lawsuits filed through Lloyd's of London. Finally, I worked to proof dissertations and papers being submitted by Chinese authors to academic and scientific journals in the U.S.

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Jul 12, 2021 04:04:30   #
nonalien1 Loc: Mojave Desert
 
Wumingren wrote:
I normally log in as “Wumingren” on social media comment pages. “Wumingren” is Chinese for “Anonymous”: “wu” meaning “negative,” “ming” meaning “name,” and “ren” meaning “person.”

I chose this pseudonym because I don’t like to provide personal identifying information online. Likewise, I never provide my real birthdate, choosing “05/05/1955” instead, because it’s easy to remember.

I do provide some background information to help readers to understand why I hold certain points of view, so they can judge the validity of my responses on subjects that I have been involved in for decades. I am into geopolitics, history, medicine, teaching, the U.S. Constitution, and much more.

Chief experiences that inform my comments stem from decades as a “China watcher.” I’m a Vietnam vet who served on active duty for 12 years as a cryptologic linguist in the Air Force. I followed with 8 years in service to our country as an asset for civilian intel operations overseas. All told, I lived and worked in East and Southeast Asia for 20 years.

I learned Chinese Mandarin at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and earned a BA degree in Asian Studies. I learned some Japanese, Korean, and Tagalog (enough to get myself in trouble at local bars), but I was rated at the “near-native” level of proficiency in Mandarin. I immersed myself in Asian history, culture, art, music, and cuisine. While in the Air Force, my fellow airmen accused me of “going native,” because I broke away from the standard bar-running life of the typical G.I. and lived off base among the locals.

I married a great gal in Taiwan and have many close friends there still. My wife is a dedicated professional, currently employed at a major aerospace technology firm here in the States. I had planned to teach History and Chinese in high school, but medical problems forced me to drop out of my M.Ed. program.

I’m not employed because of disability: my kidneys failed and I’m seeking a living donor. My kidneys failed due to an antiviral drug used to combat viral encephalitis. My immune system was blown away, so I also succumbed to an infection in my spinal cord and two bouts with sepsis. I lived, when doctors thought I would die. I’m walking, when they believed I would never get out of bed, let alone walk again.

As a “Mr. Mom,” I raised our two daughters, when otherwise unable to work. Now that they’re going off to college, I have time to write bilingual children’s books. I love writing. I had worked as a newspaper editor, a magazine editor, and a copywriter for 8 years in Taiwan. I also taught English to students hoping to score high on the TOEFL. I worked as a translator and interrogator for a company investigating ships lost at sea. Documents were used in insurance claims and lawsuits filed through Lloyd's of London. Finally, I worked to proof dissertations and papers being submitted by Chinese authors to academic and scientific journals in the U.S.
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sounds like you're qualified to answer a question for me,.
What do you think of pres Biden?

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Jul 12, 2021 05:16:52   #
Peewee Loc: San Antonio, TX
 
Wumingren wrote:
I normally log in as “Wumingren” on social media comment pages. “Wumingren” is Chinese for “Anonymous”: “wu” meaning “negative,” “ming” meaning “name,” and “ren” meaning “person.”

I chose this pseudonym because I don’t like to provide personal identifying information online. Likewise, I never provide my real birthdate, choosing “05/05/1955” instead, because it’s easy to remember.

I do provide some background information to help readers to understand why I hold certain points of view, so they can judge the validity of my responses on subjects that I have been involved in for decades. I am into geopolitics, history, medicine, teaching, the U.S. Constitution, and much more.

Chief experiences that inform my comments stem from decades as a “China watcher.” I’m a Vietnam vet who served on active duty for 12 years as a cryptologic linguist in the Air Force. I followed with 8 years in service to our country as an asset for civilian intel operations overseas. All told, I lived and worked in East and Southeast Asia for 20 years.

I learned Chinese Mandarin at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and earned a BA degree in Asian Studies. I learned some Japanese, Korean, and Tagalog (enough to get myself in trouble at local bars), but I was rated at the “near-native” level of proficiency in Mandarin. I immersed myself in Asian history, culture, art, music, and cuisine. While in the Air Force, my fellow airmen accused me of “going native,” because I broke away from the standard bar-running life of the typical G.I. and lived off base among the locals.

I married a great gal in Taiwan and have many close friends there still. My wife is a dedicated professional, currently employed at a major aerospace technology firm here in the States. I had planned to teach History and Chinese in high school, but medical problems forced me to drop out of my M.Ed. program.

I’m not employed because of disability: my kidneys failed and I’m seeking a living donor. My kidneys failed due to an antiviral drug used to combat viral encephalitis. My immune system was blown away, so I also succumbed to an infection in my spinal cord and two bouts with sepsis. I lived, when doctors thought I would die. I’m walking, when they believed I would never get out of bed, let alone walk again.

As a “Mr. Mom,” I raised our two daughters, when otherwise unable to work. Now that they’re going off to college, I have time to write bilingual children’s books. I love writing. I had worked as a newspaper editor, a magazine editor, and a copywriter for 8 years in Taiwan. I also taught English to students hoping to score high on the TOEFL. I worked as a translator and interrogator for a company investigating ships lost at sea. Documents were used in insurance claims and lawsuits filed through Lloyd's of London. Finally, I worked to proof dissertations and papers being submitted by Chinese authors to academic and scientific journals in the U.S.
I normally log in as “Wumingren” on social media c... (show quote)


Welcome! An impressive resume! Well done. Never give up, never fear, and help save all the children you can. Looking forward to more posts from you.

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Jul 12, 2021 07:21:13   #
skyrider
 
Wumingren wrote:
I normally log in as “Wumingren” on social media comment pages. “Wumingren” is Chinese for “Anonymous”: “wu” meaning “negative,” “ming” meaning “name,” and “ren” meaning “person.”

I chose this pseudonym because I don’t like to provide personal identifying information online. Likewise, I never provide my real birthdate, choosing “05/05/1955” instead, because it’s easy to remember.

I do provide some background information to help readers to understand why I hold certain points of view, so they can judge the validity of my responses on subjects that I have been involved in for decades. I am into geopolitics, history, medicine, teaching, the U.S. Constitution, and much more.

Chief experiences that inform my comments stem from decades as a “China watcher.” I’m a Vietnam vet who served on active duty for 12 years as a cryptologic linguist in the Air Force. I followed with 8 years in service to our country as an asset for civilian intel operations overseas. All told, I lived and worked in East and Southeast Asia for 20 years.

I learned Chinese Mandarin at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and earned a BA degree in Asian Studies. I learned some Japanese, Korean, and Tagalog (enough to get myself in trouble at local bars), but I was rated at the “near-native” level of proficiency in Mandarin. I immersed myself in Asian history, culture, art, music, and cuisine. While in the Air Force, my fellow airmen accused me of “going native,” because I broke away from the standard bar-running life of the typical G.I. and lived off base among the locals.

I married a great gal in Taiwan and have many close friends there still. My wife is a dedicated professional, currently employed at a major aerospace technology firm here in the States. I had planned to teach History and Chinese in high school, but medical problems forced me to drop out of my M.Ed. program.

I’m not employed because of disability: my kidneys failed and I’m seeking a living donor. My kidneys failed due to an antiviral drug used to combat viral encephalitis. My immune system was blown away, so I also succumbed to an infection in my spinal cord and two bouts with sepsis. I lived, when doctors thought I would die. I’m walking, when they believed I would never get out of bed, let alone walk again.

As a “Mr. Mom,” I raised our two daughters, when otherwise unable to work. Now that they’re going off to college, I have time to write bilingual children’s books. I love writing. I had worked as a newspaper editor, a magazine editor, and a copywriter for 8 years in Taiwan. I also taught English to students hoping to score high on the TOEFL. I worked as a translator and interrogator for a company investigating ships lost at sea. Documents were used in insurance claims and lawsuits filed through Lloyd's of London. Finally, I worked to proof dissertations and papers being submitted by Chinese authors to academic and scientific journals in the U.S.
I normally log in as “Wumingren” on social media c... (show quote)


Hi Wumingren. Glad you are here. Sounds like whoever planned your script of life didn't miss much. My guess is that you will have some seriously good (and much needed) input here. Grab a topic and come on in.

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Jul 13, 2021 13:23:34   #
coelacanth Loc: Michigan swamp
 
Wumingren wrote:
I normally log in as “Wumingren” on social media comment pages. “Wumingren” is Chinese for “Anonymous”: “wu” meaning “negative,” “ming” meaning “name,” and “ren” meaning “person.”

I chose this pseudonym because I don’t like to provide personal identifying information online. Likewise, I never provide my real birthdate, choosing “05/05/1955” instead, because it’s easy to remember.

I do provide some background information to help readers to understand why I hold certain points of view, so they can judge the validity of my responses on subjects that I have been involved in for decades. I am into geopolitics, history, medicine, teaching, the U.S. Constitution, and much more.

Chief experiences that inform my comments stem from decades as a “China watcher.” I’m a Vietnam vet who served on active duty for 12 years as a cryptologic linguist in the Air Force. I followed with 8 years in service to our country as an asset for civilian intel operations overseas. All told, I lived and worked in East and Southeast Asia for 20 years.

I learned Chinese Mandarin at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and earned a BA degree in Asian Studies. I learned some Japanese, Korean, and Tagalog (enough to get myself in trouble at local bars), but I was rated at the “near-native” level of proficiency in Mandarin. I immersed myself in Asian history, culture, art, music, and cuisine. While in the Air Force, my fellow airmen accused me of “going native,” because I broke away from the standard bar-running life of the typical G.I. and lived off base among the locals.

I married a great gal in Taiwan and have many close friends there still. My wife is a dedicated professional, currently employed at a major aerospace technology firm here in the States. I had planned to teach History and Chinese in high school, but medical problems forced me to drop out of my M.Ed. program.

I’m not employed because of disability: my kidneys failed and I’m seeking a living donor. My kidneys failed due to an antiviral drug used to combat viral encephalitis. My immune system was blown away, so I also succumbed to an infection in my spinal cord and two bouts with sepsis. I lived, when doctors thought I would die. I’m walking, when they believed I would never get out of bed, let alone walk again.

As a “Mr. Mom,” I raised our two daughters, when otherwise unable to work. Now that they’re going off to college, I have time to write bilingual children’s books. I love writing. I had worked as a newspaper editor, a magazine editor, and a copywriter for 8 years in Taiwan. I also taught English to students hoping to score high on the TOEFL. I worked as a translator and interrogator for a company investigating ships lost at sea. Documents were used in insurance claims and lawsuits filed through Lloyd's of London. Finally, I worked to proof dissertations and papers being submitted by Chinese authors to academic and scientific journals in the U.S.
I normally log in as “Wumingren” on social media c... (show quote)

Thank you for your service to our country, sir! 🇺🇸 In your opinion, have the youth of America gone wussiefied?🤔 It seemed when I was growing up in the 1950's, we were a nation of warriors. Now?🤔⚔️



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Jul 13, 2021 15:18:52   #
Kasey
 
Glad to have you with us. Most of all...thank you for your service...in service and continuing. You have experienced so much in life that I truly feel naive sitting here even though I was a social worker for 36 years before retirement and worked with many kinds of cases ...mainly with children...the future...rebuilding and creating new families for them. It was very challenging but more rewarding than many things I could have chosen. Guess that was my little contribution to mankind...certainly dwarfted compared to what you have done. Again...glad to are here.

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Jul 14, 2021 20:30:44   #
SGM B Loc: TEXAS but live in Alabama now
 
Wumingren wrote:
I normally log in as “Wumingren” on social media comment pages. “Wumingren” is Chinese for “Anonymous”: “wu” meaning “negative,” “ming” meaning “name,” and “ren” meaning “person.”

I chose this pseudonym because I don’t like to provide personal identifying information online. Likewise, I never provide my real birthdate, choosing “05/05/1955” instead, because it’s easy to remember.

I do provide some background information to help readers to understand why I hold certain points of view, so they can judge the validity of my responses on subjects that I have been involved in for decades. I am into geopolitics, history, medicine, teaching, the U.S. Constitution, and much more.

Chief experiences that inform my comments stem from decades as a “China watcher.” I’m a Vietnam vet who served on active duty for 12 years as a cryptologic linguist in the Air Force. I followed with 8 years in service to our country as an asset for civilian intel operations overseas. All told, I lived and worked in East and Southeast Asia for 20 years.

I learned Chinese Mandarin at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and earned a BA degree in Asian Studies. I learned some Japanese, Korean, and Tagalog (enough to get myself in trouble at local bars), but I was rated at the “near-native” level of proficiency in Mandarin. I immersed myself in Asian history, culture, art, music, and cuisine. While in the Air Force, my fellow airmen accused me of “going native,” because I broke away from the standard bar-running life of the typical G.I. and lived off base among the locals.

I married a great gal in Taiwan and have many close friends there still. My wife is a dedicated professional, currently employed at a major aerospace technology firm here in the States. I had planned to teach History and Chinese in high school, but medical problems forced me to drop out of my M.Ed. program.

I’m not employed because of disability: my kidneys failed and I’m seeking a living donor. My kidneys failed due to an antiviral drug used to combat viral encephalitis. My immune system was blown away, so I also succumbed to an infection in my spinal cord and two bouts with sepsis. I lived, when doctors thought I would die. I’m walking, when they believed I would never get out of bed, let alone walk again.

As a “Mr. Mom,” I raised our two daughters, when otherwise unable to work. Now that they’re going off to college, I have time to write bilingual children’s books. I love writing. I had worked as a newspaper editor, a magazine editor, and a copywriter for 8 years in Taiwan. I also taught English to students hoping to score high on the TOEFL. I worked as a translator and interrogator for a company investigating ships lost at sea. Documents were used in insurance claims and lawsuits filed through Lloyd's of London. Finally, I worked to proof dissertations and papers being submitted by Chinese authors to academic and scientific journals in the U.S.
I normally log in as “Wumingren” on social media c... (show quote)


Impressive resume, fellow Vet! Welcome aboard. Also, use the “quote reply” button when replying to a post - that way we all know to whom you are replying. Don’t worry, most everyone needs to be reminded. 🙂
Again - Welcome Aboard!
SGM B
(Retired)

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Jul 15, 2021 11:39:34   #
SWMBO
 
Wumingren wrote:
I normally log in as “Wumingren” on social media comment pages. “Wumingren” is Chinese for “Anonymous”: “wu” meaning “negative,” “ming” meaning “name,” and “ren” meaning “person.”

I chose this pseudonym because I don’t like to provide personal identifying information online. Likewise, I never provide my real birthdate, choosing “05/05/1955” instead, because it’s easy to remember.

I do provide some background information to help readers to understand why I hold certain points of view, so they can judge the validity of my responses on subjects that I have been involved in for decades. I am into geopolitics, history, medicine, teaching, the U.S. Constitution, and much more.

Chief experiences that inform my comments stem from decades as a “China watcher.” I’m a Vietnam vet who served on active duty for 12 years as a cryptologic linguist in the Air Force. I followed with 8 years in service to our country as an asset for civilian intel operations overseas. All told, I lived and worked in East and Southeast Asia for 20 years.

I learned Chinese Mandarin at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and earned a BA degree in Asian Studies. I learned some Japanese, Korean, and Tagalog (enough to get myself in trouble at local bars), but I was rated at the “near-native” level of proficiency in Mandarin. I immersed myself in Asian history, culture, art, music, and cuisine. While in the Air Force, my fellow airmen accused me of “going native,” because I broke away from the standard bar-running life of the typical G.I. and lived off base among the locals.

I married a great gal in Taiwan and have many close friends there still. My wife is a dedicated professional, currently employed at a major aerospace technology firm here in the States. I had planned to teach History and Chinese in high school, but medical problems forced me to drop out of my M.Ed. program.

I’m not employed because of disability: my kidneys failed and I’m seeking a living donor. My kidneys failed due to an antiviral drug used to combat viral encephalitis. My immune system was blown away, so I also succumbed to an infection in my spinal cord and two bouts with sepsis. I lived, when doctors thought I would die. I’m walking, when they believed I would never get out of bed, let alone walk again.

As a “Mr. Mom,” I raised our two daughters, when otherwise unable to work. Now that they’re going off to college, I have time to write bilingual children’s books. I love writing. I had worked as a newspaper editor, a magazine editor, and a copywriter for 8 years in Taiwan. I also taught English to students hoping to score high on the TOEFL. I worked as a translator and interrogator for a company investigating ships lost at sea. Documents were used in insurance claims and lawsuits filed through Lloyd's of London. Finally, I worked to proof dissertations and papers being submitted by Chinese authors to academic and scientific journals in the U.S.
I normally log in as “Wumingren” on social media c... (show quote)


Welcome to the zoo. Hope you don't get too frustrated by the responses from the Marxists here.
My wife SWMBO (she who must be obeyed) and I have worked with a Christian organization that helps abused boys heal and find new loving homes with people who can care for and help them. Having done so for 40 years, we are semiretired but still connected with many of the boys who are now adults and their families. SWMBO is still teaching one class of people each year on how to train their dogs and then help others train their dogs. Our "family is several hundred people and help us keep going when being 80 seems like the end. And SWMBO keeps reminding me that there are a lot of dogs waiting for us at the rainbow bridge when we get there.
Again, welcome to the Zoo, have fun and don't get too frustrated by some of their responses.

NPP (No Propaganda Please)

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Jul 15, 2021 14:33:55   #
SGM B Loc: TEXAS but live in Alabama now
 
SWMBO wrote:
Welcome to the zoo. Hope you don't get too frustrated by the responses from the Marxists here.
My wife SWMBO (she who must be obeyed) and I have worked with a Christian organization that helps abused boys heal and find new loving homes with people who can care for and help them. Having done so for 40 years, we are semiretired but still connected with many of the boys who are now adults and their families. SWMBO is still teaching one class of people each year on how to train their dogs and then help others train their dogs. Our "family is several hundred people and help us keep going when being 80 seems like the end. And SWMBO keeps reminding me that there are a lot of dogs waiting for us at the rainbow bridge when we get there.
Again, welcome to the Zoo, have fun and don't get too frustrated by some of their responses.

NPP (No Propaganda Please)
Welcome to the zoo. Hope you don't get too frustra... (show quote)


Good advice! I appreciate the comments from you and SWMBO. 😄😄
👍👍

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