1. Puerto Rico (mainly for family reasons)
Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.
Switzerland. The federal government there has a lot less power than the federal government here, and that's how they like it.
That, and ma hottie lives there.
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
Australia, for some reason i can't quite fathom
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
And no Harry Guerilla I don't believe you are prepared for the cost of basic items.
Also, I would rather move to Austria than any nation in the world. And then if it were going to be an expensive place to live in, I'd choose Denmark. The people in Denmark are really great compared to Switz and the average Europeans. The Switz are pretty cold at times they remind me of the Montanan(is that right?) character of being cold to outsiders so that they don't move to their beautiful land, because most don't like people.
For example, if someone avoids or runs away from doing something they truly desire because they fear the negative consequences that may arise in the worst case scenario, they are being cowardly. This is not limited to physical consequences.
Bravery is going after what you desire despite the fear of negative consequences that may arise in the worst case scenario. If you truly desire something, you should never allow someone to simply take it from you without putting up some resistance. The resistance, or fight, does not need to be manifested physically.
Martin Luther King Jr fought for what he desired. He didn't run away or flee form the challenge. He also didn't resort to violence. He was no coward. Had he decided that instead of fighting he would just muddle along and not make waves, he would have been acting in a cowardly fashion.
But with resistance comes hardship. Always. Facing that hardship in order to attain your goals is bravery. Running away from hardship and relinquishing your goals without resistance... that is cowardice.
At the same time, I don't think poorly of people for acting in a cowardly fashion. I would, however, think poorly of myself for it (and I actually have thought poorly of myself in past instances when I did act in a cowardly fashion).
As I said above, resistance always goes hand in hand with hardship. While I am willing to accept the hardships my resistance would necessarily lead to, I would not place those hardships upon my family. I would seek to put them in a situation where they could avoid those hardships, which would affect them as much as me during my resistance.I would buy that except for the whole "I'd send my family away first" statement you subsequently made.
The hardships can occur in any variety of forms, many of which are not physically violent.
I can has hackburger?Just admit it, you think anyone who leaves the US is a coward. You know it's true, stop your dodging you partisan hack.
The irony of this discussion we're having is that leaving the US because you want to leave the US is something I would actually classify as an act of "bravery". Doing so because that is what you desire is actually taking on risks that you could avoid by not leaving, but choosing instead to accept those risks in order to fulfill your desires is admirable, IMO.
Which is why I would never, ever call leaving of your own accord in order to fulfill your desires "fleeing". I think using that word degrades and insults the inherent bravery of the action.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
Anyway, I'll take the high standard of living and safety of living in this country over ANY of our closest neighbors. Not to mention the very low unemployment rate.
And yes, the Swiss people are not easy to get to know and in some parts of the country, especially in the more remote rural areas, they can be very insular and unwelcoming to outsiders. There's good and bad, just like anywhere else. It all depends what you're looking for. Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich, Basel and Locarno are very cool, very welcoming cities.
ETA: Oh, and the Swiss DO work out a lot. They're health freaks. Not just that, but most health insurance companies pay half of the health club costs.
Last edited by Arcana XV; 04-14-10 at 09:25 AM.
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