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Chimpy
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Reply #36995 on: November 08, 2017, 08:03:12 PM

Anyone know anything about moving to Canada?  Yes, I'm serious.

You probably would have an easier time of it than most of us since you are a medical doctor.

And I am sure there is a lot of information at their immigration department's website.  tongue

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Reply #36996 on: November 08, 2017, 09:51:41 PM

Anyone know anything about moving to Canada?  Yes, I'm serious.
Me, too, man. If it weren't for the state pension, I'd probably have moved years ago. I'm close enough that it's not a huge climate change for me, either (actually it moves in a positive direction, since I prefer cooler temps and snow).

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Reply #36997 on: November 09, 2017, 07:08:57 AM

Nebu would have no trouble getting in. With his education and fluency in English he blows the top off the point scale.
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Reply #36998 on: November 09, 2017, 08:26:23 AM

Belize is nice (enough) and they speak English.  They take American dollars.  US Dollar = 2 Belize Dollar.  They are very proud of their accepting culture.  You can have a jaguar lick your head while you feed it raw chicken.

Good, good, good, good, and then you just followed it up with a potential death trap.

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Reply #36999 on: November 09, 2017, 08:55:23 AM

Belize is nice (enough) and they speak English.  They take American dollars.  US Dollar = 2 Belize Dollar.  They are very proud of their accepting culture.  You can have a jaguar lick your head while you feed it raw chicken.

Good, good, good, good, and then you just followed it up with a potential death trap.

Isn't Belize also one of those places where sea level rise is going to fuck them over royally?

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Reply #37000 on: November 09, 2017, 08:58:23 AM

Belize is nice (enough) and they speak English.  They take American dollars.  US Dollar = 2 Belize Dollar.  They are very proud of their accepting culture.  You can have a jaguar lick your head while you feed it raw chicken.

Good, good, good, good, and then you just followed it up with a potential death trap.

Nah, it's fine. as long as the chicken has been processed and stored properly, it's fairly safe. I'd wash your hands thoroughly after though, just to be sure.

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Reply #37001 on: November 09, 2017, 09:16:55 AM

Maybe he wants a chicken infection. He asked for it and I said, "Ok, you can have one but only in the house."

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Reply #37002 on: November 09, 2017, 09:34:02 AM

As long as I don't wind up cleaning up after it.

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Reply #37003 on: November 09, 2017, 09:51:22 AM

Mechanics of immigrating here? No idea. Only ever saw it from the view of a guy trying to get his American girlfriend in, and it was a pain because she was basically a useless sack of shit (sorry, old feelings surfacing there). It was difficult because she didn't qualify for any of the immigrant standards. He eventually married her to get her in. Yeah, don't do that.

I'm sure the whole contingent of us here would happily argue about the pros and cons of our country for you if you have more general questions.

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Reply #37004 on: November 09, 2017, 10:10:13 AM

My general evaluation question is: will getting cancer make me homeless?

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Reply #37005 on: November 09, 2017, 11:39:41 AM

Nah. We don't have medical bankruptcies up here at all. If you're shopping around for the best, cheapest health care you should move along. Canada doesn't cover dental or glasses or pharmaceuticals and doesn't cover nearly enough physiotherapy. Lots of European countries do better than us. Our system is actually near the bottom of the rankings. We really only look good next to you guys. awesome, for real
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Reply #37006 on: November 09, 2017, 12:10:56 PM

A day in the life of the lawyer-linguists - 4min11sec

The (short) video is definitely worth watching on it's own, giving an insight into how all 23 language versions of EU texts are equalised .

But it's more about the "protagonist" on whom I think I have a woman-crush. Good looking (her hair), that classy aura and intellectual.

I think if there is an ideal me I'd like to be - or how I'd want people to perceive me....it be pretty close to that.

*sip on cheap white wine* oh well!


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Reply #37007 on: November 09, 2017, 02:26:19 PM

Belize is nice (enough) and they speak English.  They take American dollars.  US Dollar = 2 Belize Dollar.  They are very proud of their accepting culture.  You can have a jaguar lick your head while you feed it raw chicken.

Good, good, good, good, and then you just followed it up with a potential death trap.

Isn't Belize also one of those places where sea level rise is going to fuck them over royally?

The cayes will be but not the mainland.

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Reply #37008 on: November 10, 2017, 06:11:38 AM

I think if I were gonna retire abroad, my definite list of requirements would be:

a) decent health care plus what happens to me if I need some kind of long-term nursing
b) reasonably decent law enforcement, e.g., that I won't have my place broken into every few weeks or have to pay a bribe to someone at a checkpoint every time I go someplace
c) not tropical weather
d) can be not-majority-English but give me a language I either know some (Spanish or French) or that I can plausibly pick up a bit of
e) functioning electrical grid
f) relatively unlikely to descend into political chaos and civil war

Note that the United States does not fit my requirements, which is why the idea of being somewhere else is not entirely unappealing.

Chile, maybe.
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Reply #37009 on: November 10, 2017, 06:39:08 AM

First day of the first cold snap.. wind chills in the 10s. I am so not ready for this... Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #37010 on: November 10, 2017, 06:42:19 AM

*Sips mojito in 81 degree weather*

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Reply #37011 on: November 10, 2017, 08:03:22 AM

First day of the first cold snap.. wind chills in the 10s. I am so not ready for this... Ohhhhh, I see.

At least Champaign/Urbana doesn't get lake effect snow, which minor flurries this morning are driving the weather people insane.  Like "let's send a truck out on the highways to report on how (not) bad the snow bands are!"

Definitely not ready for this cold.  I hate the cold.  Give me tropical weather, please.

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Reply #37012 on: November 10, 2017, 11:27:27 AM

I think you have the black animal avatars confused  DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS

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Reply #37013 on: November 10, 2017, 12:44:55 PM

I rebooted an old emigration thread in Politics for retirement questions:  http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=22394.0

I too wonder about where I can go to do nothing and keep living.
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Reply #37014 on: November 10, 2017, 03:23:08 PM

I rebooted an old emigration thread in Politics for retirement questions:  http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=22394.0

I too wonder about where I can go to do nothing and keep living.

My plan is Austin. I'm like 1/25th of the way there
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Reply #37015 on: November 10, 2017, 03:56:01 PM

I think if I were gonna retire abroad, my definite list of requirements would be:

a) decent health care plus what happens to me if I need some kind of long-term nursing
b) reasonably decent law enforcement, e.g., that I won't have my place broken into every few weeks or have to pay a bribe to someone at a checkpoint every time I go someplace
c) not tropical weather
d) can be not-majority-English but give me a language I either know some (Spanish or French) or that I can plausibly pick up a bit of
e) functioning electrical grid
f) relatively unlikely to descend into political chaos and civil war

Note that the United States does not fit my requirements, which is why the idea of being somewhere else is not entirely unappealing.

Chile, maybe.

Australia is a great place.

Not sure on the exact state of our dickish immigration, though.

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Reply #37016 on: November 10, 2017, 04:15:06 PM

I think if I were gonna retire abroad, my definite list of requirements would be:

a) decent health care plus what happens to me if I need some kind of long-term nursing
b) reasonably decent law enforcement, e.g., that I won't have my place broken into every few weeks or have to pay a bribe to someone at a checkpoint every time I go someplace
c) not tropical weather
d) can be not-majority-English but give me a language I either know some (Spanish or French) or that I can plausibly pick up a bit of
e) functioning electrical grid
f) relatively unlikely to descend into political chaos and civil war

Note that the United States does not fit my requirements, which is why the idea of being somewhere else is not entirely unappealing.

Chile, maybe.

Chile doesn't realize it, but I'd put them in the top ten nations to have a civil war. The poor areas are AWFUL. And they're right outside the pristine cities (particularly Santiago). The country legit looks like the hunger games. Fuck that place. Also, they don't know how to butcher meat. Idiots.
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Reply #37017 on: November 10, 2017, 06:03:20 PM

Is there anywhere on earth that doesn't have areas of deep poverty? I get that in some places they bury that in their rural hinterlands rather than urban slums, but where is there good income equality besides the Scandinavian countries? (Not emigrating there in retirement just because all of my Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian friends in the US and Western Europe have laid out the reasons why they left, and they're enough of a reason for me not to try to live there.)
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Reply #37018 on: November 10, 2017, 06:23:28 PM

Well, if we're staying on target parts of the US will resemble current Chile in a few years.  I mean, it's already been a month since Puerto Ricans had a working electricity grid?
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Reply #37019 on: November 10, 2017, 10:29:14 PM

I think you have the black animal avatars confused  DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS

Aren't you the one who works at U of I?

And I have avatars turned off here. Merriam had/has one that was too risky for work browsing.

Oh well.

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Reply #37020 on: November 10, 2017, 10:39:26 PM

Is there anywhere on earth that doesn't have areas of deep poverty? I get that in some places they bury that in their rural hinterlands rather than urban slums, but where is there good income equality besides the Scandinavian countries? (Not emigrating there in retirement just because all of my Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian friends in the US and Western Europe have laid out the reasons why they left, and they're enough of a reason for me not to try to live there.)


No. But Chile is a bit different. They have walled cities and right outside of the walls are desolate fucking hellholes.
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Reply #37021 on: November 10, 2017, 11:30:05 PM

Give us time?  why so serious?

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Reply #37022 on: November 11, 2017, 01:26:42 AM

I think you have the black animal avatars confused  DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS

Aren't you the one who works at U of I?

And I have avatars turned off here. Merriam had/has one that was too risky for work browsing.

Oh well.
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Reply #37023 on: November 11, 2017, 07:19:23 AM

I think you have the black animal avatars confused  DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS

Aren't you the one who works at U of I?

And I have avatars turned off here. Merriam had/has one that was too risky for work browsing.

Oh well.

Yes. But I am not the person who talked about the weather.

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Reply #37024 on: November 11, 2017, 10:54:26 AM

I think you have the black animal avatars confused  DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS

Aren't you the one who works at U of I?

And I have avatars turned off here. Merriam had/has one that was too risky for work browsing.

Oh well.

Yes. But I am not the person who talked about the weather.

And now I'm having flashbacks to this scene



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Reply #37025 on: November 11, 2017, 02:11:43 PM

Is there anywhere on earth that doesn't have areas of deep poverty? I get that in some places they bury that in their rural hinterlands rather than urban slums, but where is there good income equality besides the Scandinavian countries? (Not emigrating there in retirement just because all of my Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian friends in the US and Western Europe have laid out the reasons why they left, and they're enough of a reason for me not to try to live there.)

What's so bad about Sweden?

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Reply #37026 on: November 11, 2017, 02:37:57 PM

Is there anywhere on earth that doesn't have areas of deep poverty? I get that in some places they bury that in their rural hinterlands rather than urban slums, but where is there good income equality besides the Scandinavian countries? (Not emigrating there in retirement just because all of my Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian friends in the US and Western Europe have laid out the reasons why they left, and they're enough of a reason for me not to try to live there.)

What's so bad about Sweden?

*paging Gimfain*
Our summers aren't warm enough

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Reply #37027 on: November 11, 2017, 05:28:32 PM

Is there anywhere on earth that doesn't have areas of deep poverty? I get that in some places they bury that in their rural hinterlands rather than urban slums, but where is there good income equality besides the Scandinavian countries? (Not emigrating there in retirement just because all of my Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian friends in the US and Western Europe have laid out the reasons why they left, and they're enough of a reason for me not to try to live there.)

What's so bad about Sweden?

*paging Gimfain*
Our summers aren't warm enough
That's a big positive.
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Reply #37028 on: November 11, 2017, 06:48:12 PM

Is there anywhere on earth that doesn't have areas of deep poverty? I get that in some places they bury that in their rural hinterlands rather than urban slums, but where is there good income equality besides the Scandinavian countries? (Not emigrating there in retirement just because all of my Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian friends in the US and Western Europe have laid out the reasons why they left, and they're enough of a reason for me not to try to live there.)

What's so bad about Sweden?

*paging Gimfain*
Our summers aren't warm enough

I'm pretty sure I have evidence to the contrary but I'll save it for another thread.   why so serious?

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Reply #37029 on: November 12, 2017, 02:00:35 AM

If you like your summers in the mid 50s most of the time, sure, move to Scandinavia.  I came here from Seattle, and the weather her in DK is worse in every season of the year and it isn't close.  And then when you are lucky enough that you get a spell where it actually exceeds room temperature outside for more than a day?  That sucks too, because it is too humid and air conditioning is a rarity.

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