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Old 10-25-2007, 09:57 AM
 
Location: England, Manchester
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I thank everyone for their kind words but don't worry as we're not talking about how i can sneak myself in here. Im looking for mature legitimate ideas on how to enter this country and start a new life. I won't be rucksacking in through Mexico and I won't be contacting Beckham and asking him for a sponsor. But thanks for the info
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:09 PM
 
Location: South Orange County
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I thank everyone for their kind words but don't worry as we're not talking about how i can sneak myself in here. Im looking for mature legitimate ideas on how to enter this country and start a new life. I won't be rucksacking in through Mexico and I won't be contacting Beckham and asking him for a sponsor. But thanks for the info
Good luck to you. I hope you make it.
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:55 AM
 
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It's funny because my Great Grandmother came here from England so easily. I think I would actually rather live there sometimes!
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Old 10-27-2007, 12:17 PM
 
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I am from India on a H1B (Engineering Degree). US welcomes people whom they think can add value to their country (hope I am doing that)...
Lot of my friends back home are more likely are interested in opportunties in UK than in US because of more rupees which can be earnt against a pound in comparision to dollar (and falling dollar is not helping)

But I prefered US over Europe (lived in Copenhagen/Oslo for 6 months), the shared values and Ideas which most of us Indians have with US (democratic values) make me feel right at home here. Also I am able to retain my culture and still integrate into Mainstream here (which i felt was not very possible in Europe).

Typically a guy from Western Hemisphere has it easier than from those of us from East. But if education is limiting you I suggest you complete your degree...or apply for a Student Visa in a State university here (with scholarship) and you can have a better life here..
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Old 10-27-2007, 12:26 PM
 
Location: England, Manchester
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Yea i get a lot of people tellign me that they would rather live in England than the US but my life here has basically come to an end and i just know it. Its not something i can really explain i just know i need to get away to start a new life. Gona keep looking into it see what i can find
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Old 10-27-2007, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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It's funny because my Great Grandmother came here from England so easily. I think I would actually rather live there sometimes!
As a general rule:

Unsuccessful people are usually better off in Old Europe, because the welfare state apparatus covers pretty much all living expenses without having to bother getting a job or anything like that. It's an easy, stress-free life, but you have to accept mediocrity and lack of opportunity. If you are above-average in any way it will be extremely frustrating.

Successful people are MUCH better off in the USA, as taxes/expenses are lower and the system isn't set up to punish you for working... at least not as badly. Educated, intelligent individuals can easily afford a large home in the suburbs, a hot wife, several automobiles, and the expenses involved in raising their children the right way.
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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As a general rule:

Unsuccessful people are usually better off in Old Europe, because the welfare state apparatus covers pretty much all living expenses without having to bother getting a job or anything like that. It's an easy, stress-free life, but you have to accept mediocrity and lack of opportunity. If you are above-average in any way it will be extremely frustrating.

Successful people are MUCH better off in the USA, as taxes/expenses are lower and the system isn't set up to punish you for working... at least not as badly. Educated, intelligent individuals can easily afford a large home in the suburbs, a hot wife, several automobiles, and the expenses involved in raising their children the right way.
Have you ever lived and or worked in Europe?
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Have you ever lived and or worked in Europe?
Why would I want to do that? Living in the USA is far more lucrative and rewarding.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:49 AM
 
Location: South Orange County
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Europe is expensive. There are parts of Europe that are lovely...I have visited several times, but I'm not sure living and working in Europe is especially desirable to most Americans who work for a living.

This country has much more ready access to goods and services than does Europe. Housing costs, food, and fuel are far more prohibitive than here in the USA.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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There are parts of Europe that are lovely...I have visited several times, but I'm not sure living and working in Europe is especially desirable to most Americans who work for a living.
I second that emotion. Great place to visit, gorgeous scenery and lots of interesting history. The people are friendlier than I expected, as well. But living under socialism is no fun if you're part of the small percentage of residents who actually contribute to the GDP.
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