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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:43 PM
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If A Republican Is Elected President in 2008, I Will Definitely Move To Europe
I've threatened to do this in 2000 and 2004, but now I am finally financially able to pull off such a move. If President Guiliani or President Romney or President Thompson is sworn in 2009, I will be on a plane heading to Europe to start a new life. I'm just too old for this shit. I'm not going through another 4 years of this shit.

I apologize to anyone who thinks that I am a coward, but I just can't do it.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:43 PM
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1. I guess that gives us incentive to fight extra hard for the Democratic Candidate
Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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southern_belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 02:26 PM
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28. I'll be in Sweden myself!
:woohoo:
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:44 PM
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2. One might be selected but no chance one will be elected
Thanks to bush, the gop might be in minority status for a long time to come. You can fool about 25% of the american people all the time, that does not constitute continued victory.
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:47 PM
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5. I wouldn't equate a 25% approval rating for Bush
with a 25% approval rating for all Republicans. The election is a long way off, but you wouldn't know it with all the debates going on.
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pocoloco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:49 PM
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10. "trust me. Kerry is giong win in a landslide!"
And some people here are backing Hillary?
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 02:10 PM
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26. The day that Hillary gets the nomination
is the day I apply for my passport.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 02:10 PM
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27. You underestimate how much our media can suck-up to a GOP nominee
I mean, has any criticism of Rudy Giuliani made it into the mainstream since 9/11?

And, look at how the media is almost orgasming over Fred Thompson?

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ben_meyers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:56 PM
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40. With a 48% voter turnout 25% might do it! n/t
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:44 PM
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3. What country would you move to?
And what type of visa would you obtain?
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:45 PM
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4. May I suggest Scotland
An incredibly beautiful country.
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:47 PM
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8. Does Scotland allow Americans to move there?
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:54 PM
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19. Yes. When I was there in 2004 they really wanted people to move there because of a
falling population. However, I don't want to give up 50% of my retirement income. It will take you $2.0173 to buy a British pound. (as of yesterday)
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 02:01 PM
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25. I was in Scotland in 67-68
The pound equaled $4.80 back then.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:57 PM
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22. Tell me more
:)
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:54 PM
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18. I've Always Wanted To Live In Switzerland
I dunno why.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:59 PM
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24. Very beautiful
Almost impossible to immigrate there, probably the most difficult on Earth.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:47 PM
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6. I wish I could afford it, but with the ever dropping value of the US$, I no longer can.
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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:47 PM
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7. Don't blame you. And conversly, I have no plans to live in America, ever.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:48 PM
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9. Make sure you have a skill related to drought or flood.
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candice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:49 PM
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11. Seems there will be a mass migration...
but who really wants us?
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sagetea Donating Member (471 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:49 PM
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12. I wouldn't call that cowardly
But I think if it continues, nowhere on this planet is safe.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:50 PM
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13. My husband says the same thing. Whereabouts are you thinking?
Edited on Fri Jul-27-07 01:53 PM by WinkyDink
I liked England up until this week. Of course, The Brits are moving to Spain.
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Hawaii Hiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:51 PM
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14. I may go to if Romney wins,
that guy sickens me....I honestly think Romney would be worse than Bush...He would cater to the religious right unlike any president, he would be their bitch...

I'll move to London & have some small apartment & probably go broke, but that would be a better life than a life in the states with a bastard like Romney as president..

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slj0101 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:51 PM
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15. That would remove any doubt of a fix, and I'll grab the seat behind you.
A Dem will win in '08; I'm pretty sure of it. All the Repub candidates suck, and the solid base they had nearly a decade ago is all but gone.

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toadzilla Donating Member (814 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:53 PM
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16. I wish i was in your position.
I don't know how I would be able to pull it off financially, and I fear that a time may come where it will be very difficult for any of us to leave.
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:53 PM
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17. Umm, what country allows open immigration?
This is the same silly, non-sensical talk before every election. No one ever goes anyway. Time to head back to the lounge...
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:57 PM
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21. Not This Time
In the past, I had tons of debts. Not anymore.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:55 PM
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20. Yeah, I'm outta here. I'm not stupidly stubborn.
Edited on Fri Jul-27-07 01:56 PM by mmonk
That is unless the crimes that have taken place are revealed to the American people and appropriate action taken (which is impeachment at this point).
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beastieboy Donating Member (288 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:58 PM
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23. I don't think you are a coward at all. If I didn't have family here.
I'd probably go too.
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 02:52 PM
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29. Leaving
I'm gonna stay in the belly of the beast, but I do not judge anyone else that says screw it, I'm outta here. I completely understand those feelings. The parents of my best childhood friend left Germany in about '36; on one of the last flights out that Jews were allowed on.. obviously a literally life saving decision.
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 02:58 PM
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30. Here is a link to THE BEST expat web site EVER-
Edited on Fri Jul-27-07 03:11 PM by BeHereNow
I've posted it on DU several times over the years-
It is my favorite "shopping" web site.
They list EVERYTHING you could ever want to know
about moving anywhere on the planet-
~ ENJOY ~
http://www.escapeartist.com

Be sure to check out the real estate pages...
hours of dreaming available there.
And I'm with you, I think it's high time to seriously
consider living among people who have some
consciousness of the increasing global crisis.
Americans, for the most part, are living in a fantasy world
that is crashing down around them, even as we type.

BHN
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:03 PM
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31. make some room for me,
I'll max out the credit cards for cash and leave, whereabouts unknown, If we have an election in 2008 and they steal it again, I'm outa here. Like you I'm older and able to do it too.
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UnyieldingHierophant Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:04 PM
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32. Why not Canada?
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:07 PM
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33. If a Republican is elected in 2008 it wont matter.
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april Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:08 PM
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34. Can I go w/ you ?
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:15 PM
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35. I have to wait until about May/June of '09 'til truebrit Jr graduates...
...then I'm out if that happens...
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:20 PM
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36. I am glad to have company. It does have to do with age. I also
threatened to leave if Bush won again in '04, but was not yet financially able. I too by '08 will be ready to move to Europe. Want to join me in the south of France...can't be too many GOPers there...Frenchies are not their thing, as we all well know. That said I am still hoping that a Democratic president will be sworn in Jan '09.
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:50 PM
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39. Do you hold French citizenship?
I'm just curious how France treats people who want to move there.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:25 PM
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37. Another thought is the West Indes or the British Virgin Islands or
Barbados. Belize and Costa Rica are lovely places.
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:29 PM
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38. We'll be headed to Panama--if the house we're building ever gets finished!
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martymar64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:48 PM
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41. If all else fails, I'll go to Cuba and request political asylum.
I'll walk into the nearest gov't ofc in Havana and "say" I want to defect".
I may not be rich but at least I'll have good health care.
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:54 PM
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42. Considering we have fraudulent U.S. Attorneys and hackable voting machines and lame ass Dems
who treat this problem (election fraud in general) as if it is of no consequence to EVERYTHING ELSE THAT CONCERNS AMERICA, then who could blame you?
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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 06:44 PM
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43. Moving
I wonder, how many of the contributors to this form moved out of Country after the 2004 election. There were several threads of this nature and several contributors that swore up and down that if the Republicans kept the White House that they were out of here.
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City67 Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 09:52 AM
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44. Not to sound like a party pooper
But dont lots of people here say this every election, and then not leave?

Look, Im not willing to just walk away from MY country. I will stay and fight, however I possibly can, for what I believe is right. I won't let the bastards run me off damnit and nobody else should either. Its OUR country.

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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 09:54 AM
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45. You're taking it for granted that our borders will still be open.
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