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Newbie Central - Introduce Yourself! / Re: Hola Amigos
« Last post by Libertas on Today at 07:49:37 AM »
Sounds swell.  Being a skeptic though I need a more direct experience to make any final judgment...the looksie you suggest.  Not sure I'll ever get around to it...got my hands full right now with a clan that is about as easy to herd as feral cats.  And just because something is not scrutinized by the PTBs now doesn't mean it wont be tomorrow.  And I see with the dominance of the Broad Front socialists as the clear warning sign of incremental progressive cancer...legalizing abortion, same sex marriage, gays in military, legalized chronic...so if this trend holds it won't be materially better or worse than anywhere else.  Not knocking your choice...just sayin'!
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Media Bias/Media War / Re: Commode Network Nincompoopery - Shat of the Day
« Last post by ToddF on Today at 06:34:25 AM »
What better legacy for McCain than make work jobs for people otherwise unemployable.

 ::mooning::
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2nd Amendment/Firearms / Re: Screw fascists, let them label you outlaw!
« Last post by Alphabet Soup on Yesterday at 10:24:58 PM »
The voters morons in my state passed a anti-gun referendum last November that is almost as bad. Many citizens - myself included - have voiced their contempt for the new law set to take effect next month. I will defend to their deaths my 2nd amendment rights.

We're inching toward the inevitable confrontation....
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If tuna is "chicken of the sea" is albatross "fish of the sky"?

You owe me a screen cleaning.
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2nd Amendment/Firearms / Re: Screw fascists, let them label you outlaw!
« Last post by AlanS on Yesterday at 10:00:38 PM »

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Leland Moore, a public information officer for the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, refused to answer any questions on how the state planned to deal with gun owners who did not comply with the new law. He would not say if the attorney general has any guidance at all for those who currently own the magazines being targeted, which gun-rights activists have estimated to be up to a million New Jersey residents, or provide any insight about how the state will deal with those who don’t turn in, modify, or destroy their magazines.

"We have no comment," Moore said to multiple inquiries.

When pressed about whether everyone in possession of such magazines would be arrested and prosecuted, he refused to comment. When asked if officers might be sent "door to door" as some critics fear about such confiscation efforts, he refused to comment.

"We've answered your query," Moore said. "We have no comment."

The law does not appear to provide any funding or direction for any sort of additional enforcement efforts beyond normal police activity. There have been no reports of additional mobilization of police forces or any instructions to patrol for the magazines in question. Still, the attorney general's office would not say what tactics or efforts would be used in carrying out the law.

No comment scares the sh!t out of me.
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Did you read the comments at the linked story? Several posters suggest that there are hole in this story that, if true, change the completion dramatically. At this point I don't know if either narrative is accurate.

Trust but verify!


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Did you read the comments at the linked story? Several posters suggest that there are hole in this story that, if true, change the completion dramatically. At this point I don't know if either narrative is accurate.

Trust but verify!
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Newbie Central - Introduce Yourself! / Re: Hola Amigos
« Last post by DocTrock on Yesterday at 04:45:43 PM »
Hey, don't knock the tread mill, twice a day in the house keeps the type 2 in check

Funny thing....no one has type II in Uruguay!   Well, I suppose I can't say "no one" except in a rhetorical sense, obviously there are people who have it, but nowhere near the rate it occurs in the US.

Anyone can CURE----yes, I said cure and I mean it----Type II diabetes by fasting for 3 days.  No food intake at all, just water.   4 days for the most stubborn cases.

Then, start eating 14 ounce organic grass-fed rib-eyes for lunch like we do and Asado for dinner at 11:30 PM and you'll slim down and get healthy right quick!

The treadmill is perhaps better than dangerous streets or walking on asphalt for exercise,  but I'd rather take a mile long walk on the beach, cross the street to  get fresh local produce and catch up with neighbors, then a stop by the carneceria and bring it all back home for dinner, over walking on a treadmill and getting in the car.....    Of course, your mileage may vary.

We have to work very hard to lead healthy lifestyles in America compared to Uruguay.  The cheap food there is fresh, local and organic.  The cheap food in the US is fast food and boxed up crap!   High quality meats and produce can be gotten in America for sure.....but you pay a premium.

Anyways,  I've said about all there is to say.   Come on down for a visit and get your head on straight!

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Newbie Central - Introduce Yourself! / Re: Hola Amigos
« Last post by paulh on Yesterday at 02:20:41 PM »
Hey, don't knock the tread mill, twice a day in the house keeps the type 2 in check
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Newbie Central - Introduce Yourself! / Re: Hola Amigos
« Last post by DocTrock on Yesterday at 01:48:29 PM »
Mentioned you to wifey, medical care?

There is universal health care for everyone....including tourists.   If you have a broken bone, appendicitis,  need stitched, diagnostic imaging or some other type of "urgent" care up then the "free' healthcare is perfect.   Poor folks get all their medical care for free, but people with a bit of money will often visit the "other" side, which is private, mostly cash based medicine.

The private system also features medical insurance....which scares the hell out of me as it's Blue Cross!  But a person who has need for personalized medical care, like for a tricky thyroid disorder, plastic surgery, diagnostic testing in order to evaluate hormonal balance, and things like that will need the private medical system.

As of today, Uruguay cannot be considered a medical tourism destination.   However, I expect this to change as more folks discover it.   

I have no fears at all about growing old in Uruguay.   The population is very healthy.   People don't take a bunch of drugs like in America.   Most people are more active in sensible ways, like walking to the produce kiosk every day and stopping by the butcher on the loop home.   Obese people are few and far between and are usually tourists.

We are happily leaving US medicine behind.  We aren't sick and don't visit the doctor anyways.   I suppose if we were looking to be sick, we'd spend a few thousand looking for trouble in US and finding a way to let it dictate our lives.....but we've chosen to live happy, lower stress lives focused on clean air, clean water, fresh, local organic meats and produce and moderate outdoor exercise that has a lovely social component to it....not a treadmill under a popcorn ceiling with earphones in.
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