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So where are you moving?
« on: October 25, 2008, 10:45:46 AM »
It's that time again, when during the U.S. presidential election, everyone threatens to move somewhere else if their candidate of choice loses, then fails to follow through when it actually happens.  So, for all you Americans, where is your exile destination of choice?

(Anyone who decides to make this about politics rather than where they're moving will have their posts promptly moved to the Politics forum, in a new individual thread for each person who so offends.)

Me, I'm thinking Galt's Gulch, CO.
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2008, 11:08:10 AM »
We're moving to Rogersville, MO. It's about halfway between each of our workplaces, so it'll be more convenient than where we currently reside.
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2008, 11:10:32 AM »
Even if my candidate loses, America is still the place to be.  In two years, though, well, I think I might move to Salzburg, Austria.  Visited there over the summer and it was superb.  Definitely up for consideration in a few years if things happen the way they may.
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2008, 11:17:51 AM »
Dubai.
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2008, 11:18:12 AM »
I was thinking Canada. That's right! I'm going to the "Enemy"! :D
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2008, 11:25:01 AM »
Ukraine, Slovakia (the city of Bratislava or Komarno), Czech Republic (Prague or Brno), Austria, Germany (the latter two will be difficult because I don't know German, but I'd learn...)
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2008, 11:42:18 AM »
If not Canada, then definitely Spain!
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2008, 12:02:35 PM »
I fleetingly considered reversing my grandfather's action and jumping BACK onto a ship for anywhere else, but wifey didn't like that idea. I can at least get by in a Spanish-speaking country, but Greece is no better than staying here and Turkey (real home) is out of the question.  :-\
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2008, 12:19:41 PM »
I've always been partial to Iceland.   ;)

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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2008, 12:44:09 PM »
If you had asked me a few years ago, I would have said my ancestral homeland of Ireland. However, with the most recent world financial troubles the Celtic Tiger is starting to look like they are slowing down, and may not be too accepting of immigration.

I almost emigrated to New Zealand in the early 1980's. Maybe I would go there, or maybe Australia....whichever one will take me. Beggars can't be choosers, after all!
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2008, 05:00:30 PM »
I may be going to UAE (Dubai), no matter who wins.
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2008, 05:07:21 PM »
Alaska, although technically still in the US. It might as well be another country because it is so far removed from the normal federal goings-on.

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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2008, 11:21:36 PM »
LOL. Veniamin, this is funny. I visit some political boards and there are ALWAYS people making this threat. What I haven't heard yet are the claims of any celebrities threatening to move out of the country if so and so wins. Doesn't Barbra Streisand normally make this threat every election cycle?

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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2008, 11:28:23 PM »
So, for all you Americans, where is your exile destination of choice?

Hmmm...Sicily would be nice.
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2008, 11:32:57 PM »
We're moving to Rogersville, MO. It's about halfway between each of our workplaces, so it'll be more convenient than where we currently reside.
So, lemme see now.  If you're candidate doesn't win, you and the missus are moving...9 miles away?  That'll show 'em! :D
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2008, 11:34:57 PM »
Even if my candidate loses, America is still the place to be.
Totally agree with you, Scamandrius.
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2008, 12:53:57 AM »
I'll third that!
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2008, 12:54:30 AM »
It's that time again, when during the U.S. presidential election, everyone threatens to move somewhere else if their candidate of choice loses, then fails to follow through when it actually happens.  So, for all you Americans, where is your exile destination of choice?

(Anyone who decides to make this about politics rather than where they're moving will have their posts promptly moved to the Politics forum, in a new individual thread for each person who so offends.)

Me, I'm thinking Galt's Gulch, CO.
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2008, 07:27:17 AM »
Even if my candidate loses, America is still the place to be.
Totally agree with you, Scamandrius.

I'd rather wait and see before packing my bags.
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2008, 07:38:11 AM »
Hmmmm.  Madagascar.
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2008, 07:42:57 AM »
Beware the hissing cockroaches! 

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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2008, 08:41:21 AM »
Maybe I should write Australia out of my immigration plans... :-\

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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2008, 09:26:00 AM »
Maybe I should write Australia out of my immigration plans... :-\

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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2008, 10:21:26 AM »
The next great superpower of the world, capitalist China. But I would not want to live in any of the big 4 cities: BeiJing, ShangHai, HongKong, or GuangZhou.
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2008, 01:15:13 PM »
I'm gearing up for the next big bubble LOL. ;)
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2008, 05:18:56 PM »
I am moving house to.... the same address at which I currently reside!
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2008, 08:14:11 PM »
The Republic of Texas...
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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2008, 08:53:51 PM »
Malta.

I forgot about this one. Good choice!

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Re: So where are you moving?
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2008, 08:56:54 PM »
If you had asked me a few years ago, I would have said my ancestral homeland of Ireland. However, with the most recent world financial troubles the Celtic Tiger is starting to look like they are slowing down, and may not be too accepting of immigration.

I almost emigrated to New Zealand in the early 1980's. Maybe I would go there, or maybe Australia....whichever one will take me. Beggars can't be choosers, after all!

Father, let's say you did decide to move. Could you do it? I mean, do priests do this once in a while---not just change eparchies but countries?