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2018-07-11 08:43:41 AM  
I'm still only 56 years old and I can only aspire to be as smart and noble as him.
Much success to him in his young life.
 
2018-07-11 08:54:20 AM  
I don't like kids much but I feel for this one. Now he's famous who wants to bet his parents come to retrieve him?
 
2018-07-11 08:57:20 AM  
He deserves the kudos. To think that in every country EXCEPT the United States, learning multiple languages is encouraged / mandatory.
 
2018-07-11 08:57:35 AM  
That's a high quality human, there.
 
2018-07-11 08:57:44 AM  
The teenager is proficient in five languages - English, Thai, Burmese, Mandarin and Wa, a language spoken near the Myanmar and China border.

Gatdamn. I barely remember the decade of German classes I took and wish I had kept on with Spanish after middle school instead. Wonder if this is typical for kids in the area who have to get by with a lot of different groups.

Meanwhile here people are busy biatching about accidentally overhearing a stranger speak in Spanish at the deli.
 
2018-07-11 08:59:26 AM  
Did anyone have a flashlight or even a lighter?
Or were they in pitch blackness the entire time?
 
2018-07-11 08:59:35 AM  
As an English teacher in Asia, I is proud of him. Good boy.
 
2018-07-11 09:04:27 AM  

Electromax: The teenager is proficient in five languages - English, Thai, Burmese, Mandarin and Wa, a language spoken near the Myanmar and China border.


That's five more than the typical American.
 
2018-07-11 09:06:59 AM  

doubled99: Did anyone have a flashlight or even a lighter?
Or were they in pitch blackness the entire time?


They were provided lightning
 
2018-07-11 09:07:23 AM  
While that's nice, the media's inclination to proclaim "heroes" is exactly what is going to screw up this kid's life. The same pattern we see every single time. Media puts people on pedestals, showers them with attention,  and then when it stops, it leads to major psychological problems for years down the line. Same thing happened with the Chilean miners, ending in suicide.
 
2018-07-11 09:10:32 AM  
The BBC did a couple minutes with an English teacher at his school and a bit on their English program:

Thailand Cave rescue: ‘You never know when you’ll need English’ - BBC News
Youtube IVM6jhgVl1E
 
2018-07-11 09:14:52 AM  
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could gather up kids like him, and the kind of parents who raised him, and bring them to the United States? Wouldn't it make our society just a bit better?

Yeah, yeah... I know.

Brown. With funny names.
 
2018-07-11 09:15:40 AM  

Corn_Fed: While that's nice, the media's inclination to proclaim "heroes" is exactly what is going to screw up this kid's life. The same pattern we see every single time. Media puts people on pedestals, showers them with attention,  and then when it stops, it leads to major psychological problems for years down the line. Same thing happened with the Chilean miners, ending in suicide.


If he's this smart he will disavow the media and it's  minions for what they are.
 
2018-07-11 09:17:11 AM  
some_beer_drinker: As an English teacher in Asia, I is proud of him. Good boy.

"as a ... " statements.  always a marker of the vanity of the speaker and not much else.  as an albino tennis referee, i say this with confidence.
 
2018-07-11 09:19:00 AM  
A 14 year old stateless kid who was abandoned as a small child can speak five languages, including Mandarin and English, and remain astonishingly calm under extreme life threatening circumstances.

Meanwhile in America folks go nuts over having to press 1 for english.
 
2018-07-11 09:21:36 AM  
So a go fund me page and an adoption offer by Elon Musk in  1....2....3....
 
2018-07-11 09:22:33 AM  

capn' fun: Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could gather up kids like him, and the kind of parents who raised him, and bring them to the United States? Wouldn't it make our society just a bit better?

Yeah, yeah... I know.

Brown. With funny names.


Find a therapist, even racists need some help from time to time.
 
2018-07-11 09:25:41 AM  
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2018-07-11 09:34:18 AM  
Adul Sam-on (right) has captured hearts with his politeness and startling ability to speak English

Startling?
 
2018-07-11 09:34:44 AM  
Everything I am hearing about the boys, the coach and their families is good things.  From their teachers, friends, family, etc, everyone seems to be very complimentary of the teens.

As for the coach, everyone on Fark who was parroting the nonsense about the coach going in and finding them in the cave and that he wasn't with them the whole time needs to read this link too.

https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/ho​w​-a-25yearold-former-monk-kept-the-thai​-soccer-team-alive/news-story/46b657bf​5e027611d34da5fb509062a4

Sounds like the coach was one of the reasons these boys are alive today.
 
2018-07-11 09:36:04 AM  

Target Builder: A 14 year old stateless kid who was abandoned as a small child can speak five languages, including Mandarin and English, and remain astonishingly calm under extreme life threatening circumstances.

Meanwhile in America folks go nuts over having to press 1 for english.


And go berserk when the drive thru at McDonald's runs out of chicken nuggets.

/stupid comes in all shapes
 
2018-07-11 09:39:59 AM  

CarnySaur: Adul Sam-on (right) has captured hearts with his politeness and startling ability to speak English

Startling?


Read a little further:

Adul has been praised for his ability to speak proficient English in a country where less than a third of the population understand the language.
 
2018-07-11 09:40:32 AM  

doubled99: Did anyone have a flashlight or even a lighter?
Or were they in pitch blackness the entire time?


They had to have had lights with them when they went in.  Because well, cave.  The question is, how long were they able to ration the batteries.
 
2018-07-11 09:40:58 AM  

capn' fun: Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could gather up kids like him, and the kind of parents who raised him, and bring them to the United States? Wouldn't it make our society just a bit better?

Yeah, yeah... I know.

Brown. With funny names.


Or, and this may sound crazy but, let the young man continue to grow and possibly improve the lives of his fellow countrymen. Sounds like he's on the right path. Let him decide.
 
2018-07-11 09:42:06 AM  

capn' fun: Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could gather up kids like him, and the kind of parents who raised him, and bring them to the United States? Wouldn't it make our society just a bit better?

Yeah, yeah... I know.

Brown. With funny names.


Kidnaping and human trafficking are illegal.
 
2018-07-11 09:51:05 AM  

some_beer_drinker: As an English teacher...I is proud


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2018-07-11 09:51:30 AM  

ChrisDe: Electromax: The teenager is proficient in five languages - English, Thai, Burmese, Mandarin and Wa, a language spoken near the Myanmar and China border.

That's five more than the typical American.


I've been attempting English for almost 40 years, and am still have yet to master it. My Mexican wife now proofreads my reports for work.

/that says a lot about our lot, linguistically.
 
2018-07-11 09:53:21 AM  

capn' fun: Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could gather up kids like him, and the kind of parents who raised him, and bring them to the United States? Wouldn't it make our society just a bit better?

Yeah, yeah... I know.

Brown. With funny names.


and the Burmese/Thai food! win/win!
 
2018-07-11 09:57:36 AM  

northguineahills: ChrisDe: Electromax: The teenager is proficient in five languages - English, Thai, Burmese, Mandarin and Wa, a language spoken near the Myanmar and China border.

That's five more than the typical American.

I've been attempting English for almost 40 years, and am still have yet to master it. My Mexican wife now proofreads my reports for work.

/that says a lot about our lot, linguistically.


User name checks out.
 
2018-07-11 09:57:57 AM  

northguineahills: capn' fun: Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could gather up kids like him, and the kind of parents who raised him, and bring them to the United States? Wouldn't it make our society just a bit better?

Yeah, yeah... I know.

Brown. With funny names.

and the Burmese/Thai food! win/win!


Win/win?

You just said it was a Thai.
 
2018-07-11 09:57:58 AM  

Vtimlin: capn' fun: Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could gather up kids like him, and the kind of parents who raised him, and bring them to the United States? Wouldn't it make our society just a bit better?

Yeah, yeah... I know.

Brown. With funny names.

Kidnaping and human trafficking are illegal.


JFC

We wouldn't have to actively gather them, dumbasses. They've already gathered themselves, generally speaking, and all they'd need is some document approval.

And if given the choice to immigrate to the US, I believe that young man would appreciate the option.

Or would have, rather. Before the white nationalist and xenophobic bullshiat kicked into high gear. He probably would be better off in Thailand, honestly, which says a lot about how far we've fallen as a nation.
 
2018-07-11 09:59:03 AM  

BizarreMan: doubled99: Did anyone have a flashlight or even a lighter?
Or were they in pitch blackness the entire time?

They had to have had lights with them when they went in.  Because well, cave.  The question is, how long were they able to ration the batteries.


Exactly. It took 9 days to find them
 
2018-07-11 10:02:42 AM  

northguineahills: ChrisDe: Electromax: The teenager is proficient in five languages - English, Thai, Burmese, Mandarin and Wa, a language spoken near the Myanmar and China border.

That's five more than the typical American.

I've been attempting English for almost 40 years, and am still have yet to master it. My Mexican wife now proofreads my reports for work.

/that says a lot about our lot, linguistically.


I'm calling ICE
 
2018-07-11 10:05:40 AM  

This text is now purple: northguineahills: capn' fun: Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could gather up kids like him, and the kind of parents who raised him, and bring them to the United States? Wouldn't it make our society just a bit better?

Yeah, yeah... I know.

Brown. With funny names.

and the Burmese/Thai food! win/win!

Win/win?

You just said it was a Thai.


No wai
 
2018-07-11 10:09:00 AM  

HideAndGoFarkYourself: Everything I am hearing about the boys, the coach and their families is good things.  From their teachers, friends, family, etc, everyone seems to be very complimentary of the teens.

As for the coach, everyone on Fark who was parroting the nonsense about the coach going in and finding them in the cave and that he wasn't with them the whole time needs to read this link too.

https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/how​-a-25yearold-former-monk-kept-the-thai​-soccer-team-alive/news-story/46b657bf​5e027611d34da5fb509062a4

Sounds like the coach was one of the reasons these boys are alive today.


Everybody involved... kids, coach, rescuers ... sound like brave, cheerful, selfless individuals. Good luck to em all.
 
2018-07-11 10:09:09 AM  

northguineahills: ChrisDe: Electromax: The teenager is proficient in five languages - English, Thai, Burmese, Mandarin and Wa, a language spoken near the Myanmar and China border.

That's five more than the typical American.

I've been attempting English for almost 40 years, and am still have yet to master it. My Mexican wife now proofreads my reports for work.

/that says a lot about our lot, linguistically.


Yeah, it's kind of a messed up language.  Simple to start and communicate with but difficult to master.  There is no single rule for which there isn't at least one exception.
 
2018-07-11 10:14:24 AM  

northguineahills: ChrisDe: Electromax: The teenager is proficient in five languages - English, Thai, Burmese, Mandarin and Wa, a language spoken near the Myanmar and China border.

That's five more than the typical American.

I've been attempting English for almost 40 years, and am still have yet to master it. My Mexican wife now proofreads my reports for work.

/that says a lot about our lot, linguistically.


No, it doesnt say anything about our lot. It says you're a lazy, unmotivated person that cant put in the same effort to learn his native tongue as a foreign born person who learned it as a second language. It doesnt say anything about me or anyone else.

As for everyone else biatching about how uneducated Americans are because of our lack of foreign languages: just about every public high school in this country offers multiple foreign language classes, and many require at least a year of study in one. While that may pale in comparison to other countries educational programs for English, dont act like we dont offer or encourage foreign language classes here. Like many aspects of American life that people just dont seem to get, the opportunity exists for you to make the most of it for yourself. Its up to you to decide how much or little of something you want, but the opportunity for it is there. You just have to get off your farking ass and do it.
 
2018-07-11 10:15:23 AM  

Resident Muslim: northguineahills: ChrisDe: Electromax: The teenager is proficient in five languages - English, Thai, Burmese, Mandarin and Wa, a language spoken near the Myanmar and China border.

That's five more than the typical American.

I've been attempting English for almost 40 years, and am still have yet to master it. My Mexican wife now proofreads my reports for work.

/that says a lot about our lot, linguistically.

I'm calling ICE


bloody feck, es la migra!
/(not Irish-American)
//am I doing it right?
///en serio, en alto post original
 
2018-07-11 10:17:02 AM  

Bomb Head Mohammed: some_beer_drinker: As an English teacher in Asia, I is proud of him. Good boy.

"as a ... " statements.  always a marker of the vanity of the speaker and not much else.  as an albino tennis referee, i say this with confidence.


As a man currently on the toilet, I have nothing to inspire vanity or pride.

Except maybe the massive den of coiled snakes I just made underneath me.
 
2018-07-11 10:31:38 AM  
Somewhat on topic, the farker,  sanriosucks, who suggested in a previous thread that they drug the kids and drag them out was apparently right on the money:


"'Heavily sedated'
Sources in the rescue operation, including divers who took part, told the BBC that the boys were heavily sedated ahead of the rescue to prevent them panicking in the dark, narrow, underwater passageways.
They were then strapped to one of two rescue divers tasked with shepherding each boy through the underwater parts of the system, and bundled into stretchers to be carried through the dry parts."

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-as​i​a-44797035
 
2018-07-11 10:33:38 AM  

capn' fun: And if given the choice to immigrate to the US, I believe that young man would appreciate the option.

Or would have, rather. Before the white nationalist and xenophobic bullshiat kicked into high gear. He probably would be better off in Thailand, honestly, which says a lot about how far we've fallen as a nation.


Americans literally believe that everyone wants to live in their farking country. Totes exceptional.
 
2018-07-11 10:38:36 AM  
Just speaking English is all it takes to make you a hero these days? That's serious lowered expectations.
 
2018-07-11 10:47:03 AM  

This text is now purple: northguineahills: capn' fun: Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could gather up kids like him, and the kind of parents who raised him, and bring them to the United States? Wouldn't it make our society just a bit better?

Yeah, yeah... I know.

Brown. With funny names.

and the Burmese/Thai food! win/win!

Win/win?

You just said it was a Thai.


+1
 
2018-07-11 10:55:50 AM  

Valiente: [scontent.fybz2-1.fna.fbcdn.net image 750x941]


Do you Poltab mouthbreathers have to share that image in every farking cave rescue link?

Go over to http://www.fark.com/politics and post that shiat over there
 
2018-07-11 10:57:34 AM  

Mithraic_bullshiat: Somewhat on topic, the farker,  sanriosucks, who suggested in a previous thread that they drug the kids and drag them out was apparently right on the money:


"'Heavily sedated'
Sources in the rescue operation, including divers who took part, told the BBC that the boys were heavily sedated ahead of the rescue to prevent them panicking in the dark, narrow, underwater passageways.
They were then strapped to one of two rescue divers tasked with shepherding each boy through the underwater parts of the system, and bundled into stretchers to be carried through the dry parts."

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asi​a-44797035


According to the rescue team, they only gave them anti-anxiety drugs to keep them from panicking. They weren't "heavily" sedated
 
2018-07-11 11:03:29 AM  

machoprogrammer: Mithraic_bullshiat: Somewhat on topic, the farker,  sanriosucks, who suggested in a previous thread that they drug the kids and drag them out was apparently right on the money:


"'Heavily sedated'
Sources in the rescue operation, including divers who took part, told the BBC that the boys were heavily sedated ahead of the rescue to prevent them panicking in the dark, narrow, underwater passageways.
They were then strapped to one of two rescue divers tasked with shepherding each boy through the underwater parts of the system, and bundled into stretchers to be carried through the dry parts."

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asi​a-44797035

According to the rescue team, they only gave them anti-anxiety drugs to keep them from panicking. They weren't "heavily" sedated


Just glad they're out. Don't care how they made it
 
2018-07-11 11:05:08 AM  

machoprogrammer: Mithraic_bullshiat: Somewhat on topic, the farker,  sanriosucks, who suggested in a previous thread that they drug the kids and drag them out was apparently right on the money:


"'Heavily sedated'
Sources in the rescue operation, including divers who took part, told the BBC that the boys were heavily sedated ahead of the rescue to prevent them panicking in the dark, narrow, underwater passageways.
They were then strapped to one of two rescue divers tasked with shepherding each boy through the underwater parts of the system, and bundled into stretchers to be carried through the dry parts."

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asi​a-44797035

According to the rescue team, they only gave them anti-anxiety drugs to keep them from panicking. They weren't "heavily" sedated


This. Although they did find a highly experienced diver who's also an anaesthetist. They werent taking any chances.
 
2018-07-11 11:06:38 AM  

Dick Gozinya: northguineahills: ChrisDe: Electromax: The teenager is proficient in five languages - English, Thai, Burmese, Mandarin and Wa, a language spoken near the Myanmar and China border.

That's five more than the typical American.

I've been attempting English for almost 40 years, and am still have yet to master it. My Mexican wife now proofreads my reports for work.

/that says a lot about our lot, linguistically.

No, it doesnt say anything about our lot. It says you're a lazy, unmotivated person that cant put in the same effort to learn his native tongue as a foreign born person who learned it as a second language. It doesnt say anything about me or anyone else.

As for everyone else biatching about how uneducated Americans are because of our lack of foreign languages: just about every public high school in this country offers multiple foreign language classes, and many require at least a year of study in one. While that may pale in comparison to other countries educational programs for English, dont act like we dont offer or encourage foreign language classes here. Like many aspects of American life that people just dont seem to get, the opportunity exists for you to make the most of it for yourself. Its up to you to decide how much or little of something you want, but the opportunity for it is there. You just have to get off your farking ass and do it.


Who pissed on your cornflakes this morning? What a dick.
 
2018-07-11 11:08:25 AM  

machoprogrammer: Mithraic_bullshiat: Somewhat on topic, the farker,  sanriosucks, who suggested in a previous thread that they drug the kids and drag them out was apparently right on the money:


"'Heavily sedated'
Sources in the rescue operation, including divers who took part, told the BBC that the boys were heavily sedated ahead of the rescue to prevent them panicking in the dark, narrow, underwater passageways.
They were then strapped to one of two rescue divers tasked with shepherding each boy through the underwater parts of the system, and bundled into stretchers to be carried through the dry parts."

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asi​a-44797035

According to the rescue team, they only gave them anti-anxiety drugs to keep them from panicking. They weren't "heavily" sedated


Yet, the link given sources divers involved in the operation saying they were heavily sedated, and even includes a photo of one of them on a stretcher during the operation.
 
2018-07-11 11:08:54 AM  

machoprogrammer: According to the rescue team, they only gave them anti-anxiety drugs to keep them from panicking.


Makes sense. The ambien walrus can swim.
 
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