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Thread: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Come to Taiwan... Americans are generally well liked here...

    I am U.S.-born but have lived most of my adult life in Taiwan. I haven't surrendered U.S. citizenship, but I currently represent Taiwan in international sports events (though this will likely be my last year of international competition) where I once represented the United States.
    It's hot as a muther****er and it stinks and drivers and scooter/moped-riders and pedestrians are all equally insane.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Come to Taiwan... Americans are generally well liked here...

    I am U.S.-born but have lived most of my adult life in Taiwan. I haven't surrendered U.S. citizenship, but I currently represent Taiwan in international sports events (though this will likely be my last year of international competition) where I once represented the United States.
    Ping-pong?
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    While it breaks my heart to admit it, yes--I have considered leaving the country. I do not like the socialist direction this country is headed and I fully understand that unless things change drastically my wife and I will never be able to afford to retire in this country regardless of whatever savings we may accumulate.
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post
    While it breaks my heart to admit it, yes--I have considered leaving the country. I do not like the socialist direction this country is headed and I fully understand that unless things change drastically my wife and I will never be able to afford to retire in this country regardless of whatever savings we may accumulate.
    Where would you like to go instead?
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    It's hot as a muther****er and it stinks and drivers and scooter/moped-riders and pedestrians are all equally insane.
    When you get outside the urban areas, they are beautiful places to see and be in... and if you want to live the relaxing life, go to the coast in Hengchun or the east coast. Taipei is not Taiwan.

    But I agree, scooter riders are nuts...
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Ping-pong?
    Actually, Taiwan is much better at badminton and taekwondo than "ping pong".
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Actually, Taiwan is much better at badminton and taekwondo than "ping pong".
    No, you mistaken Taiwan for South Korea. South Korea excels at both sports
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    The grass is always greener, once you get there you may very well finally realize just what you had before you left

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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    The grass is always greener, once you get there you may very well finally realize just what you had before you left
    The grass is greener in Australia.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    The grass is greener in Australia.
    But the grass in Australia is full of poisonous snakes and spiders
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