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Old 11-07-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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I thought prostitution and massages were really cheap there?
It is, apparently. But then some of the johns lose their heads (the big one) and decided that they are "in love" with a prostitute and attempt to rescue her from the life of prostitution. Typically, the girl will take the man for all of his money, and then go back to her Thai boyfriend/husband, or else string the john along with several others, requesting sponsorship money.

Check out the stories at "Stickman Bangkok" (do a google search). Pretty interesting stories posted. A few have been able to swim against the tide, but basically it is the same sad story repeated over and over.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:17 AM
 
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Yes, you are right. After I made that post, I decided to answer my own question. I went to the official Canadian immigration website. Basically, there's no way I personally would qualify unless I had a close relative willing to sponsor me. It makes sense, of course, as they know Americans are desperate for medical care, especially as they get older. They also know that we think nothing of pulling up roots and moving thousands of miles on a whim!

Guess I'll just have to offer myself up as a mail-order bride to some guy in the Yukon!
If he has a brother let me know
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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OP: Forbes does a lot of top 10 type of lists and they are often spread across 10 different web pages. Follow the link in the OPost - it will lead you to Yahoo - scroll to bottom for complete list of 10 - you get trapped to clicking on 10 places one at a time. This sells ads. Forbes makes money. There is no need for serious research for these lists - any reasonable writer can come up with one. The cheaper the writer, the more the profit margin. Let us not take them too seriously.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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I'm waiting for the Forbes list of 10 stupidest Forbes Lists
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I'm waiting for the Forbes list of 10 stupidest Forbes Lists
Heh Boompa, I agree with you. In fact I think i already have the answer for you. Check out this one from my website. "Who Puts Out the Wackiest Best Places to Retire List?

There is no end to the sillyness!
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Malaysia has lower investment requirements, but yeah, Forbes does seem to target the bankers, lawyers, and trust funders for its readership. Perhaps they should come out with a Top Ten list for middle- to lower-class retirees:

1. Central Mississippi
2. Northern North Dakota
3. Bangladesh
4. North Korea
5. Afghanistan (might have some abandoned villages where property is, well, cheap)
6. Zimbabwe
7. Haiti
8. Kaintuckee
9. Albania
10. The Moon (NASA might be looking for volunteers for a manned lunar station)

LOLLL you are making me choke on my milk.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:42 AM
 
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LOLLL you are making me choke on my milk.
I hope that wasn't expensive milk!!

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