View Poll Results: If You Had to Flee America. Where to?

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  • Canada

    34 30.91%
  • Mexico

    6 5.45%
  • Belize

    6 5.45%
  • Costa Rica

    6 5.45%
  • Australia

    29 26.36%
  • New Zealand

    22 20.00%
  • Switzerland

    20 18.18%
  • Netherlands

    14 12.73%
  • Jamaica, Bahamas, other Carribean islands

    12 10.91%
  • Other (specify)

    29 26.36%
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Thread: If you had to flee America.

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    Re: If you had to flee America.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    I'm not sure it's been mentioned, but I find it somewhat ironic that about half the choices are even more socialist than the economy we are fleeing from.
    I wouldn't flee if this country became socialist (or more socialist than it is now). I'm thinking more along the lines of Germany in 1939 or something.

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    Re: If you had to flee America.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    I wouldn't flee if this country became socialist (or more socialist than it is now). I'm thinking more along the lines of Germany in 1939 or something.
    The OP mentioned "Obamanomics." That's what I was referring to, though I didn't read the whole thread, so if the reason to leave changed, my bad!
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    Re: If you had to flee America.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    The OP mentioned "Obamanomics." That's what I was referring to, though I didn't read the whole thread, so if the reason to leave changed, my bad!
    I guess I didn't read the OP very closely, then.

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    Re: If you had to flee America.

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Sometimes people use wrong words. I read the context of the sentence, which included the word 'Obamanomics', which registers to me as being related to economics, which does not register to me as being related to fighting in a war. Therefore, I based my 'read' of the word on the notion that he did not actually mean "flee" as in "run for your lives, henny penny, the sky is falling", but rather to simply 'leave'.

    Had his post said, "If due to impending war, you were forced to flee the US, where would you go?" I would have read it as "run for your life".

    I am not, nor will I ever be, a literalist. I tend to read context and interpret word usage thus. Sometimes I am right, and sometimes I am wrong. C'est la vie.
    Let's focus on the real matter at hand. I wasn't responding to your comments about the OP, I was responding to your comments about my statements.

    You simply could not have been using the context to determine that, when I said "flee", I was using any other meaning than it's actual meaning.

    The context of my post indicates that your misinterpretation in this case was completely senseless gibberish.

    That's why you even said as much when you responded:

    Why is it cowardly to live where you want to live? That makes no sense
    If it makes no sense, it's because you didn't use context to figure out what I meant by flee. I meant the actual word "flee".

    In the future, you can avoid such errors by not operating under the assumption that I'm so much of an idiot I do not know what the word "flee" means and can't use it correctly in a sentence.
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    Re: If you had to flee America.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post

    In the future, you can avoid such errors by not operating under the assumption that I'm so much of an idiot I do not know what the word "flee" means and can't use it correctly in a sentence.
    I operated under the assumption you'd read the OP and didn't see any mention of war or fighting.

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    Re: If you had to flee America.

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I operated under the assumption you'd read the OP and didn't see any mention of war or fighting.
    For a non-literalist, you sure do take a very strict interpretation of the word "fight" don't you?

    BTW, I did see a clear reference to "impending economic collapse", which is very much a sky-is-falling statement. That's why I chose to use the correct definition of "flee" instead of a made-up one.
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    Re: If you had to flee America.

    I really don't see myself "fleeing" America for anything less than some national natural event to make it absolutely necessary (thinking Day After Tomorrow type occurrence). This is my home. I don't want to live anywhere else. If it was some major national natural disaster, it would really depend on what was going on in those other countries and what transportation was available to get me and my family there.
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    Re: If you had to flee America.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    For a non-literalist, you sure do take a very strict interpretation of the word "fight" don't you?
    I interpret the word "fight" from your use of the word "coward".

    BTW, I did see a clear reference to "impending economic collapse", which is very much a sky-is-falling statement. That's why I chose to use the correct definition of "flee" instead of a made-up one.
    I would buy that except for the whole "I'd send my family away first" statement you subsequently made.

    Just admit it, you think anyone who leaves the US is a coward. You know it's true, stop your dodging you partisan hack.

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    Re: If you had to flee America.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Let's focus on the real matter at hand. I wasn't responding to your comments about the OP, I was responding to your comments about my statements.

    You simply could not have been using the context to determine that, when I said "flee", I was using any other meaning than it's actual meaning.

    The context of my post indicates that your misinterpretation in this case was completely senseless gibberish.

    That's why you even said as much when you responded:



    If it makes no sense, it's because you didn't use context to figure out what I meant by flee. I meant the actual word "flee".

    In the future, you can avoid such errors by not operating under the assumption that I'm so much of an idiot I do not know what the word "flee" means and can't use it correctly in a sentence.

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    I can conceive of circumstances under which I might "flee" the US... or leave for greener pastures. But the circumstances would probably have to be truly extreme, and the prospects for "fixing" it (whether through fighting or laboring or whatnot) very poor indeed.

    For all that might be wrong with it in some ways, there really is no place like America, God bless it.
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    Re: If you had to flee America.

    If your country was in catastrophe you would not be able to fly out. So that would leave you with Canada or Mexico, or further South of Mexico (via driving or some other method).

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