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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 02:46 AM
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If Bush is elected (not re:), I'm moving to the Netherlands
You can start calling me "Dutch"
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 02:48 AM
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1. We'll drop in on you...
...on our way to New Zealand. Their PM rocks, and their off-shore sailing can't be beat!
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 02:51 AM
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4. I should have said, "If Bush steals another election"
Either way, I'm buying my Gouda and Maaslander cheeses directly from the source.

Good thing my wife speaks Dutch
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 02:50 AM
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2. Good move, and it can be done.
I know of two emigre families, living productive lives of modest means, and happy.
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 02:50 AM
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3. You can come visit my family and I in Germany if you want ...
although I plan on staying in America and to fight . I'm not giving up my country - the best place you want to stay in is America . Bush will attack everyone else ( in a literal since he is attacking all of us ) but America .
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 03:02 AM
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6. He can't win, he won't win, if he tries to steal the election again...
people will revolt. Last time people sat back and thought how bad could it be? Now we know he is fucking evil and we will not take his shit anymore! Who that voted for Gore will vote for Bush? We won the majority last time and this time people will be out in droves to vote against the bastard. Add to that the victims of Enron and Worldcom, environmentalists, homosexuals, the un-employed, the families of anyone hurt or killed in Iraq, and pretty much everyone that has been screwed by the tax cuts: we win hands down! If he steals it people will revolt in a way that has never been seen in America before, plus I honestly think that the rest of the world, especially Europe, will step in. WE WILL WIN!

Amsterdamn is a great place to VISIT though.
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 04:05 AM
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9. I agree with you !
Welcome to the DU ! I already told my mom that she should start saving some bail money now because I plan on taking part in any action if Bush tries to steal the election again in 2004 . I was watching the way the opposition stormed the Paliament of Georgia over the weekend and thought to myself " Will we ever rise together and do that in America ? " I told myself , " If we continue to sit on the couch and do nothing , then we are doomed for failure of America forever . "
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area51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 02:53 AM
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5. I'd love to live in a country ...
... where healthcare was paid for out of my tax money.
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Muesli Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 03:38 AM
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7. Welcome, welcome
It's nice here, though a bit rainy.

But I don't think you'll be buying that crappy Maaslander for long, once you're here. There are much better cheeses here.

I do feel obliged however to tell you that our present gouvernament is strongly pro-Bush. They are seen by many as weak puppets. Also, the Dutch are losing their tolerance since (or shortly before) Pim Fortuyns assassination by the far left.
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Wwagsthedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 03:51 AM
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8. Oh, to sit at a window seat at the Grasshopper and look out....
....at the canal boats in Amsterdam thru an open window sipping a libation and puffing some weed. Afterward, a stroll or canal boat ride to the Rijksmuseum. Sure wouldn't hope for rain but would carry an umbrella anyway. Dream on. Later, wander around the Dam and do some people watching.

What does it cost to actually live in Holland as opposed to just visiting? Is public transportation that great? I know that bicycles are a primary mode of transportation in the cities but are they in more rural areas?
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spychoactive Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 04:14 AM
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10. ya want some company???
i have been considering this move for some time now...i fear the legalization of marijuana may never happen in the usa...are there any dem candidates in favor of legalization???

seriously!

is there work available? i imagine it would be thin in the construction trades that i am mired in...i have been told that it is affordable and very doable...

btw i LOVE this whole DU thing...i am so glad i found all of you here

now if i could only find my lighter

one love
spike
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Muesli Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 05:19 AM
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12. watch out with the weed puffing,
I can't shake the habit.

I hear from people that have lived in the USA that the price of commodities in the Netherlands is somewhat lower, but that luxery items are more expensive here. Houses and cars are also a lot more expensive in the Netherlands (not to mention the gas, which is about 10 dollars per gallon...I think).

Public transportation is great and bicycles are also used in rural areas ( I used to bike 40 kilometres just to visit a pub).
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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 04:35 AM
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11. Dublin for us....
Or Limerick.

I'm lucky enough to have right of return, thanks to a set of grandparents and a dual citizened father.

It's not ideal, but it's a stepping stone to where I want to go, and Mr. Politicat can work there.

But would prefer to think about getting my country back.

PCat
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 05:32 AM
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13. Already left, driven out by the economy
It also feels better to be out of the clutches of the shrubbies too.

On Wednesday, I get to go to an audience with the Emir. When was the last time they even let a real human being close to Bush?

Dubai, and the UAE is an incredible place.
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spychoactive Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 01:05 PM
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14. that seems to be a prevailing opinion
you are the third person i have heard testify to the beauty and greatness of where you now reside...if i got close to shrub i'd ask him;" just what the hell is so friggin' funny, mr. president, you always have that stupid smirk on yer mug..."

now the Emir that is exciting...how did that come about? if i may ask
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