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Response to eridani (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:49 AM

15. They damned near had to drag me on the plane in NZ.

It's still a nicer place than the U.S. in just about every way, even though the conservatives ruined that country two decades ago by offshoring its industry and lowering the income of most New Zealanders.

Not real easy to emigrate to, however. When I checked--and believe me, I checked hard when GWB came to town--you had to have a lot of money and a unique professional skill to score a work visa and a job. Attaining citizenship was considerably harder.

But yeah, you could walk into a corner pharmacy, speak at length with a trained health professional for free, and walk out with a prescribed solution for a few bucks. Nobody I was with got any sicker than that.

But beer, which the population consumes in vast quantities, is limited to 3.4% alcohol by volume--which I suppose is why many Kiwis drink it by the gallon. Don't you dare tell them you can drink more beer than they can, even though many Americans probably can. It really hurts their feelings.

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