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Economy / Re: The Economy is Going to Implode
« Last post by Libertas on December 07, 2018, 08:02:29 AM »
This isn't that hard to figure out...

...Donald surely knows the continued run up of debt is unsustainable and can only end in collapse and chaos.

Any reasonable course corrections have passed the point of no return...and it is a global game of mutually assured suicide at this point.

Anything he can do economically, fiscally, politically a stop-gap, a momentary pause-button.  That's it, nothing else to read into it.
World/Foreign Affairs / Re: Is the EU Going to Topple?
« Last post by Libertas on December 07, 2018, 07:57:53 AM »
Ironic that tax revolts against carbon taxes erupting in France.

But they are #1 in taxes, and what should be cautionary tale for others...I am sure will be ignored by fellow socialist/statist travelers when votes on tax hikes come along. 

It's not like tax rebellions have ever led to anything...


Darth Macron approval is cratering.


Yellow vests demanding more, as I predicted in the G20 thread.


Talks of overthrowing the socialist/statist state warm my heart...but like the last one in 1789...the outcome may not be desirable.  But, if it helps topple the EU beast my only concern is who has control of the nukes.

ZH cannot cite RT their Russophile proxies come into play...

Kind of a nice fairy tale...Russia is good, Russia is wise, there is no place like Russia...will not invade neighbors, just wait for them to implode...and even then they will not take advantage of them!

In Alfred E. "What, me worry?" Putin we trust.
Newbie Central - Introduce Yourself! / Re: Hola Amigos
« Last post by Libertas on December 07, 2018, 07:42:55 AM »
Please explain...gun ownership you say is high...but what is their carry law for concealed and open?
Newbie Central - Introduce Yourself! / Re: Hola Amigos
« Last post by ToddF on December 07, 2018, 05:00:34 AM »
I look forward to doing the ex-pat thing again, in a few years. 

The closest thing to it is a person who helps you find a parking place in front of a busy restaurant.

I've seen that in both Mexico and  the Philippines.  Never in the richer Asian countries, though.  I think the assumption is that they will guard your car, and make sure nothing happens to it, if ya know what I mean.
Newbie Central - Introduce Yourself! / Re: Hola Amigos
« Last post by patentlymn on December 06, 2018, 09:43:51 PM »
Hi doc!
Newbie Central - Introduce Yourself! / Re: Hola Amigos
« Last post by DocTrock on December 06, 2018, 06:13:19 PM »
Forgot about this place!   I was doing a search and the web address came I thought I'd visit again.

Gun ownership:  Uruguay is listed anywhere from number 1 to number 7 when it comes to gun ownership per capita.  We're all armed.   

Crime is extremely low.    Food is extremely good.  There is virtually zero litter.  It's difficult to find a homeless person.   There are no pan-handlers.    The closest thing to it is a person who helps you find a parking place in front of a busy restaurant.  It is customary but in no way mandatory to tip such a person 20 pesos (about 70 cents) for helping you pull out into traffic, etc.

Running a business is difficult, small ones are much easier than big ones.   If you have money in the bank, Uruguay is fantastic.  If you think you're going to go down there and start a business....think again.   The exception is if you speak perfect Spanish and English and you want to work in Real Estate.   The other exception is if you buy property in a good tourist zone and rent it out for the Summer.   We hope to emulate our Uruguayan friends who make their living by renting their houses for 2 months a year.   If you're on the beach in Punta, Jose Ignacio, or La Barra/Montoya/Manantialies/El Chorro you can rent a 3 bedroom house out for 30k for January and 15 k for February.

This is enough for many folks to live on for the year because there are no mortgages and property tax is extremely low and "optional."   

The pace of life is simply fantastic!  It's the perfect balance between work and leisure.   Very few people work full-time.  The vast majority work 4 months a year.

If you remember what America was like 50 years ago and want to be around optimistic, kind and friendly people, Uruguay is a GREAT country.   

We're about 50/50 here and there now.  Soon to be there 10 months a year.   

  He sure has big balls when he's not running for re election.
Politics/Legislation/Elections / Re: 2018 and 2020 could have lots of fireworks
« Last post by John Florida on December 06, 2018, 03:57:02 PM »
 ::cool:: ::clapping::
yep,  keep ignoring the will of the people,  that works out well.

It's funny how the elite goes on and on and on  about how ignorant regular people are,,,,,,,,,, but if you look at it,  your average person does know.   All too well.    How he is getting screwed by the process.

  But they would never do it in a room full of we the unwashed.  Cowards.
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