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Old 03-29-2008, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I love America too much to leave. Would you stay or would you emigrate ?
I would stay.
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Old 03-29-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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Yes, I will stay too. But in one of the less populated states when the time comes.
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:18 AM
 
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Reality check. The US IS the world. We are the consumers and we are for all practical purposes the seat of power. Everyone depends on us to buy their trinkets. If we fall into a state of financial and social collapse so follows the rest of the world. Why do you think the rest of the world tolerates our crap? Simply because we are the customer that keeps them afloat. Even China's currently thriving economy is based entirely on manufacturing the crap we buy. If we stop buying from them, their oil sucking industrial machine will rust. When they stop sucking oil, the oil-rich nations become poor.

Every part of the globe is dependent on the US so if the US falls apart, they do too. Then the question would be "Which 3rd world country do you choose to live in?" It's very likely that in the future the US will slowly fall from it's number one position but it won't be in our lifetimes. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd guess the standard of living will drop dramatically here in the next 20 years but so will the rest of the world and I'd much rather be here than there when that happens.

If the world economy collapses would you really like to be in Europe or Asia competing with so many people for a scrap of food? Maybe you could get fat eating giant hopping rats in OZ? If you decide to move somewhere else, do it for the weather. Right now, US consumer spending is way down and the whole world is feeling the pinch. Even remote places like New Zealand are suffering from a stagnant housing market and 30% drop in new construction just because we are. Chinese banks are in trouble because Americans are defaulting on their credit card debt. Where do you think you can run? Do you seriously think your adopted nation won't deport you when the well runs dry?
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:33 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I would say Austrailia or in the Carribbean somewhere.
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:21 AM
 
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Moderator cut: Leave out the racial component, please

If we were to count external debt the US might be the highest but that is if you don't take the EU as a whole and rather as separate nations. If you left it as the EU the EU would have a HUGE amount ahead of the US. Like easily ten to twelve trillion dollars more.
Also most jobs that are "outsourced" really don't even go overseas but rather the jobs are just not taken by any one because management realized that they can do more with less amount of people and that is due to technology.
We will do fine so long as we don't become like Europe and by Europe I mean too much socialism. We shouldn't cry out for socialism because it will be our ruin. Remember the Roman empire didn't end in a huge firey(sp?) destruction but it was just a transformation.
I'd like to move to Russia.

Last edited by Cornerguy1; 03-30-2008 at 08:54 PM.. Reason: I forgot to answer the question:(
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Talking Scotland

Scotland of course . I found the folks in Scotland to be some of the most friendly that I have ever met.
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Brandon, SD
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Panama City, Panama.
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Brandon, SD
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Scotland of course . I found the folks in Scotland to be some of the most friendly that I have ever met.
Scotland sounds too damp for me but the accents could perhaps make up for it. I love the Scottish accent.
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Davidson County
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I would head off to Tortola....British Virgin Islands.... I like the whole slow pace thing.
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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I'd move to Brazil, where I had an awesome time visiting and where my boyfriend is from, or Mediterranean Europe, specifically Spain, Italy, or Greece.
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