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Old 11-24-2008, 06:30 AM
 
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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the hipsters are gonna be pissed
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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Well, what do you expect? $100 US dollars is probably equal to 15 Euros.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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87 euros, actually. Euro is falling against the dollar.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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From looking at the menu of Mamalu,it must be a high end coffee shop. $8.00 for a ham and cheese sandwich. Picture the reverse scenario,an American citizen moving to Spain or any other western European country and trying to start a business...impossible. There is so much red tape to go through. Forget about finding a job. Spain takes care of its own citizens first. Maybe it is different if you are a professional or have a skill that is in high demand.

All I would be able to do is pick fruit on farms for a living. I have relatives that own farms in the outskirts of Barcelona. Anybody from anywhere can come to America and start a business asap.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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the europeans have been capitalizing on us for years... the pound goes a long way in the states.
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I hope these new European arrivals respect the original hipster residents and their established community.

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Old 11-24-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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I hope these new European arrivals respect the original hipster residents and their established community.

LOL. And I fear that the declining euro will cause many to try to make a quick sale/exit/getaway leaving the area to be replaced by hordes of newcomers from who knows where - Eastern Siberia?

All this back and forth and replacing of one group by another is causing quite a few to empathise with the original Native Americans who ducked for cover upon seeing that first European ship on the horizon.
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I hope these new European arrivals respect the original hipster residents and their established community.

Undoubtedly they will... and hopefully, it will be in exactly the same way as the hipsters (who were hardly "original" to Williamsburg) respected anyone else's communities.
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Undoubtedly they will... and hopefully, it will be in exactly the same way as the hipsters (who were hardly "original" to Williamsburg) respected anyone else's communities.
Sure they were. Check out this guy on a fixed gear.

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and these guys' hats. Totally retro!

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