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  • kartesian2000 kartesian2000 Oct 9, 2003 11:35 AM Flag

    One more time, loud as you can... VIVA

    Garlica, viva garlica, veeevvvaaaa, vvveeeevvvvaaa, vvvveeeeeevvvvvvvaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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    • >>I must say that people mistake "standard of living" for "quality of life." The latter is more important and of course more subjectively defined. But if having more leisure, beauty, security, and community are a part of quality of life, then Europe, in my experience, has it in spades over the U.S. The U.S. is fine if "stuff" is what you want - and what you choose to give your life away for - but I'm an academic at heart, and Europe has stolen mine.
      <<

      That's exactly it. People want different things, Thank God. Otherwise, a list of 100 movies would be just fine to run a DVD rental service. I hope you make back to a place you're happy at.

      Fedman

    • >>I realized that my problem is that I don't want the same things from life as most people and I need to relocate to a part of the country, that for lack of a better term, is less busy and more community minded.
      <<

      Thoughtful message. I must say that people mistake "standard of living" for "quality of life." The latter is more important and of course more subjectively defined. But if having more leisure, beauty, security, and community are a part of quality of life, then Europe, in my experience, has it in spades over the U.S. The U.S. is fine if "stuff" is what you want - and what you choose to give your life away for - but I'm an academic at heart, and Europe has stolen mine.

    • >>You know, I don't really care bout you folks enough to argue these points. I know where the good places are, and I'm going there pretty soon. Youze can have fun with your big macs and george bushies. It's really not worth my time to fuck with you<<

      GH,
      I will say that, as someone touched on earlier, it's a matter of what you want from life. I lived in England for two years and loved it. I would rather be in London than DC, but my family is in the US and I want them in my life. So here I am.

      I used to go around saying, there's so much traffic, I hate SUVs, everyone on their cell phone all the time....

      ...and then I realized, this is what the majority of the people want. They want to be in a big luxurious car, on the phone, driving the kids to soccer, etc., etc. and be sooo busy and sooo important. They are not unhappy and the life here is right for them. I realized that my problem is that I don't want the same things from life as most people and I need to relocate to a part of the country, that for lack of a better term, is less busy and more community minded.

      As for the people on this board, I must say that I've never posted to a board before NFLX, so I'm not some big internet guy. I find it entertaining at times, but at other times, I find it more than that. When Kart posts his thoughts on Economic Booms and Busts, etc, I find a welcome digression. We don't often refer to Atlas Shrugged around the office and mostly talk about kids schools and stuff.

      Anyway, I'm sorry if you really don't care more for the people here, but I think that if you think about the fact that you have different priorities in your life, you'll realize that Europe is superior for you, but that the US suits other people better.

      I know, obvious point, but let's face it, we're spending a lot of time here and probably wouldn't if we really didn't care about these people's opinions. Yeah, we're all here because of greed and NFLX, but I've enjoyed the humorous moments and exchange of thoughts.

      God Bless the JUST KIDDING, man.
      Viva la Galica or whatever

    • "Pay their taxes"

      Screw that!

      My taxes are going to IRAQ! ALLRIGHT!

    • "I know, man. I've lived in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France. In my book, any one of those countries is *miles* ahead of the U.S. in quality of life."

      If that's what you think, george, then please go to any of those countries and live. Pay their taxes, take their universal (wait in line and don't get personal choice) healthcare, take their six weeks vacation per year and leave us alone. And by the way, if your new country ever needs help winning WWI, WWII or some other conflict, I'm sure you'll count on us americans to come fight your war for you.

      I've been to all those countries you mentioned. None of them has our quality of life. We have much greater choice for all goods and services. We have much greater freedom, too.

      Have you noticed the unemployment rates in Germany and France? They will never see unemployment rates as low as our 6% rate now. Never. That tells you how good their economic systems (quasi-socialist) and quality of life are. You are wrong again. Every time you go off on one of these political tangents you demonstrate your ignorance. Put me on Ignore now like you have all other people who prove you wrong.

    • >>The net is a great thing...withthe right technology you could trade your personal account from Mt. Kilimanjaro...Come to think of it, I just might! LOL
      <<

      My plans exactly. Sometimes you just have enough of one place. That's where I'm at with the "land of the free."

    • GH, I like all the places you are talking about...Would I live there again? Absolutely...in a flash...What make some of those places so great is the history and culture, not the least of where is a 1000 years of architecture, etc...That can never happen again in any sort of democracy...Most of London, Paris, Rome, Moscow etc etc was built on the back of near-slave labor and a social system that would never past muster today. Is it astoundingly beautiful? You'd have to be a lunatic not to think so...Would I like to spend the next 40 years rolling out of bed at noono, sipping Espresso next to the Trevi fountain reading the FT or, better yet, alittle Rilke...Sure...BUT, I am already loaded...get a whole Nation of folks doing that and shit is gonna grind to a halt pretty quickly...then life won't be so peachy...I'm going to Barcelona next month and Buenos Aires in January...I highly doubt ANY place in the US is nearly as cool those two spots...The net is a great thing...withthe right technology you could trade your personal account from Mt. Kilimanjaro...Come to think of it, I just might! LOL

    • You know, I don't really care bout you folks enough to argue these points. I know where the good places are, and I'm going there pretty soon. Youze can have fun with your big macs and george bushies. It's really not worth my time to fuck with you.

    • It may be an article of interest, but it touts a purely Republican view.
      It is a "To feed the birds, give more oats to the horses" philosophy.

    • Can we get off the political stuff and stick to NFLX comments. And GH if the US is not up to your standard of living then move back to europe.

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