[펌] 금수저와 흙수저의 인식차이 by DeltaEagle

승리자들에게 있어서 인생은「보물찾기 게임」과 같다.

보물이 숨겨진 장소나 그것을 파낼 방법을 궁리하다보면 여러가지 보물이 손에 들어온다.
당연히 좋은 일도, 힘든 일도 있겠지만 어쨋든 노력을 다하다보면
거기에 알맞은 대가 = 보물이 들어온다.
즉, 보물이 없다 = 노력을 하지 않았다 라고 생각하게 된다.


그러나 패배자들에게 있어서 인생은「지뢰찾기 게임」

파도 파도 나오는 것은 지뢰 뿐.
잘못 움직이다간 지뢰를 밟고 결국 피해를 입는다.
그것을 피하기 위해서는 지뢰를 찾아내 처리하던지, 제자리에서 한 걸음도 움직이지 않던지.
그러나 한 걸음도 움직이지 않으면 지뢰를 밟을 일이 없지만, 행동범위도 전혀 넓어지지 않고 좁아질 뿐.
어느 정도의 행동범위를 얻기 위해 지뢰를 찾던지, 리스크를 떠안고 그저 몸을 움츠리고 있을지
둘 밖에는 선택사항이 없다.

「지뢰찾기 게임」과「보물찾기 게임」은 명백히 다른 게임. 그러나
「보물찾기 게임」의 플레이어는「지뢰찾기 게임」의 플레이어도 자신과 같은 게임, 같은 룰이라고 생각하여
「너도 실수를 두려워하지 말고 자꾸자꾸 땅을 파라구」라고 부추긴다.

「파면 보물을 찾아낼 수 있다니까」,「너는 찾는 방법이 서툴러서 그래」,「조금 더 노력해라」등.

그러나 그 설교가「지뢰찾기 게임」의 플레이어의 눈에 들어올 리 없다. 왜냐하면「지뢰찾기 게임」에
보물이 숨겨져 있다고는 생각조차 할 수 없기 때문이다.

그리고 개중엔 자신이 플레이하고 있는 것은「지뢰찾기 게임」인데 그것을「보물찾기 게임」이라고
착각하고 있는 녀석들도 있다.

Cynicism, George Carlin Quote by DeltaEagle

"Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist." - George Carlin

New KORAIL ITX-Saemaeul EMU by DeltaEagle

Korea Railroad Corp.(KORAIL) has recently started replacing old Saemaeul-class rolling stocks with new ITX-Saemaeul EMUs (Class 210000). It is still of a lower class to KTX bullet trains, as the ITX runs on conventional, albeit renovated higher-speed, tracks.
This crimson & gray livery scheme makes the cars look rather stylish, which is a giant leap from the yellow-green or yellow-blue scheme of old Saemaeul cars that looked simply... cheap.
There are quite a lot of similarities between the interior design of ITX-Saemaeul and that of ITX-Cheongchun which is of the same grade but used exclusively on Seoul-Chuncheon route. Yet they're not exactly identical.
I never cared much for foot rest on a train, but it's installed in every seat on ITX. There's sufficient leg room for almost everyone, except for, perhaps, those as tall as 6'3" with very long legs.
Reading lights are also installed underneath the overhead racks, as well as coat hangers on each pillar. And then there are those simple pull-down window shades.

Chinese Tourist ("L") Visa Application Documents by DeltaEagle


http://www.visaforchina.org/SEL1_EN/ This is where the process starts.

Here are the documents you shall prepare before submission:
1. Basic Documents

(1)   Passport

Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and with blank visa pages, a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate

(2)   Visa Application Form and Photo

One completed Visa Application Form with a recently-taken colour passport photo (bare-head, full face) against a light background (size: 48mm x 33mm) attached

There are two ways to prepare your application form. You may complete an Online Application Form (where a Visa Center provides such service), print it out and sign it; or, you can download the application form from our website and fill it out manually and sign it.

Please remember to bring the completed form to the Visa Center to submit your application.

(3) Proof of legal status (applicable for those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship)

If you are not applying for the visa in the country of your citizenship, you must provide the original and photocopy of your valid certificates of residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal stay provided by the relevant authorities of the country where the Visa Center is located.

(4) Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable for those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained Korean citizenship)

If you are applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide the last Chinese passport held and a photocopy of its data page.

If you are non-Korean national of other foreign nationals and have obtained Chinese visas before and apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport’s data page and the photo page if it is separate, as well as the previous Chinese visa page (If your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change).

2. Supporting documents

L-Visa

Documents showing the itinerary including air ticket booking record (round trip) and proof of a hotel reservation, etc. or an Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by a relevant unit or individual in China. The Invitation Letter should contain:

(1) Information of the applicant (incl. full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);

(2) Details of the planned visit (incl. arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, accommodation arrangements, etc.);

(3) Information of the inviting party (incl. name of organization or person concerned, contact telephone number, address, official stamp of the organization, signature of the legal representative or individual).

3. Special notes

Special Notes

(1)The invitation letter may be in the form of fax, photocopy or computer printout, but the consular officer may require the applicant to submit the original of the invitation letter. An issuer of invitation letter who is an individual in China should also provide a photocopy of his/her Chinese ID.

(2)If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to provide other proof documents or supplementary materials, or require an interview with the applicant.

(3)The consular officer will decide on whether or not to issue the visa and on its validity, duration of stay and number of entries in light of specific conditions of the applicant.


Henry George's Insight A Century And A Half Ago by DeltaEagle

Every previous civilization has been destroyed by the unequal distribution of wealth and power. I have traced this tendency to its cause — and provided a simple way to remove it. I will now show how, if this is not done, modern civilization will decline to barbarism, as all previous civilizations have.

History clearly shows these periods of decline, though they were not recognized at their start. When the first Emperor was changing Rome from brick to marble and extending the frontier, who would have said Rome was entering its decline? Yet such was the case.

Our civilization appears to be advancing faster than ever. Yet anyone who looks will see the same cause that doomed Rome is operating today — with increasing force. The more advanced the community, the greater the intensity. Wages and interest fall, while rents rise. The rich get richer, the poor grow helpless, the middle class is swept away.

It is worthwhile to explain the process, since many people cannot see how progress could turn into retreat. They think such a thing is impossible. Many scoff at any implication that we are not progressing in all respects. The conditions of social progress, we have found, are association and equality. The general tendency of modern development has indeed been toward political and legal equality. We have abolished slavery, revoked hereditary privileges, instituted representative government, and recognized religious freedom. High and low, weak and strong have more equal security in their person and property. There is freedom of movement and occupation, of speech and of the press.

The initial effect of political equality is a more equal distribution of wealth and power. While population is sparse, unequal distribution of wealth is due mainly to inequality of personal rights. The inequality resulting from private ownership of land shows itself only as material progress advances. Political equality does not, in itself, prevent inequality arising from private ownership of land. Furthermore, political equality — when coexisting with an increasing tendency toward unequal distribution of wealth — will ultimately beget either tyranny or anarchy.

A representative government may become a dictatorship without formally changing its constitution or abandoning popular elections. Forms are nothing when substance has gone. And the forms of popular government are those from which the substance of freedom may go most easily. For there despotism advances in the name of the people. Once that single source of power is secured, everything is secured. An aristocracy of wealth will never struggle while it can bribe a tyrant.

When the disparity of condition increases, democratic elections make it easy to seize the source of power. Many feel no connection with the conduct of government. Embittered by poverty, they are ready to sell their votes to the highest bidder or follow the most blatant demagogue. One class has become too rich to be stripped of its luxuries, no matter how public affairs are administered. Another class is so poor that promises of a few dollars will outweigh abstract considerations on election day. A few roll in wealth, while the many seethe with discontent at things they don't know how to remedy.

Where there is anything close to equal distribution of wealth, the more democratic government is, the better it will be. Where there is gross inequality in the distribution of wealth, the opposite is true. The more democratic government is, the worse it will be. To give the vote to people who must beg or steal or starve, to whom the chance to work is a favor — this is to invoke destruction. To put political power in hands embittered and degraded by poverty is to wreak havoc.

Hereditary succession (or even selection by lot) may, by accident, occasionally place the wise and just in power. But in a corrupt democracy, the tendency is always to give power to the worst. Honesty and patriotism are a handicap, while dishonesty brings success. The best sink to the bottom, the worst float to the top. The vile are ousted only by the viler.

National character gradually absorbs the qualities that win power. In the long panorama of history, we see over and over that this transforms free people into slaves. A corrupt democratic government must finally corrupt the people. And when the people become corrupt, there is no resurrection. Life is gone, only the carcass remains. It is left but for the plowshares of fate to bury it out of sight.

Unequal distribution of wealth inevitably transforms popular government into despotism. This is not a thing of the far future. It has already begun in the United States, and is proceeding rapidly before our very eyes. Men of the highest ability and character avoid politics. The technique of handlers and hacks counts more than the reputations of statesmen. The power of money is increasing, while voting is done recklessly. Political differences are no longer differences of principle. Political parties are passing into the control of what might be considered oligarchies and dictatorships.

- from Chapter 42 How Modern Civilization May Decline, Progress and Poverty (1879)

Incheon Airport - Sokcho by DeltaEagle


Direct coach service between ICN and Sokcho has been introduced since September 2014, with decent 3.5-hour journey time. Low frequency of only 3 runs per day (09:00, 16:00, 20:00 from ICN) might be a downside for those who touch down between these runs, but if one's timing is right, this could make your connection to Sokcho/Seorak Mt. area WAY easier than before.

Five Pearls of Scottish Wisdom by DeltaEagle


System of Life by DeltaEagle


Otto von Bismarck on Russia by DeltaEagle

'Erwarten Sie nicht, einmal ausgenutzt Schwäche Russlands ist, werden Sie immer Dividenden erhalten. Russland immer wieder für ihr Geld. Und wenn sie kommen - nicht auf der Jesuit unterzeichneten Vereinbarung, die Sie verlassen, sind Sie sollen zu rechtfertigen. Sie sind nicht das Papier wert, es steht geschrieben. Deshalb, mit der Russischen Kosten oder Fairplay oder kein Spiel.' - Otto von Bismarck, Reichskanzler

('Do not expect that once taken advantage of Russia's weakness, you will receive dividends forever. Russians always come for their money. And when they come - they will not rely on the Jesuit agreement you signed, that supposedly justify your actions. They are not worth the paper it is written. Therefore, with the Russians you should use fair play or no play.')

Lovibond Espresso Porter by DeltaEagle


Supposedly, this beer captures the essence of espresso coffee. And it kind of does. Does it necessarily create synergy with the underlying palate of porter? In theory, the combination sounds quite plausible. In reality, though, the result is rather debatable.

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