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  • If Arnold can get elected in Cali, Dubya is going for another four years...

    • shove all of your us dollars into euros soon.
    • Find a nice Scandinavian woman and shack up
    • failing that, get a sled dog team and go north young man!

    In other words, get the hell out whist ye can as there is no democracy anymore in the US, only an occasionaly benevolent autocracy. Don't wait until next year when europe will likely have to turn back the droves fleeing from the US.

    • "Get the hell out" is what I did during Desert Storm. Now I have a family, and a house, and I'm not going to just "run away". It is the easiest road to take.
      • Responding to my own comment (which indicates I hit 'submit' without 'preview'). I should not have said fleeing the US is the "easiest road to take". Having to leave friends, family, and favorite places behind to escape the insanity that is going on the US today is not easy at all. But it is an option, an almost desperate option. As Stephen Dedalus said "History is a nightmare from which I am constantly trying to wake up" we just need to get others to wake up as well.
        • Well, considering I don't want to shoot people or join the military or become sainted by being an unwitting victim of terrorism, I left. You leave your career, family, house and native language behind for a foreign land where the native language is so unlike your own that fluency might be possible in 10 years and a job may just come your way in something along the same lines. I am a stranger in an even stranger land. Easy it is not. Desperate, perhaps. I simply couldn't stay in a country that is no longer w

          • by jjohn (22) on 2003.10.08 12:18 (#24742) Homepage Journal

            I simply couldn't stay in a country that is no longer willing to give up the comforts of the local Wal-Mart in order to take back the country.

            To be fair, Wal-Mart makes shopping very convenient.

            • Well, I suppose you can assuage a lot of disillusionment with a 10 pound bag of licorice, 20 big fat family size TV dinners, and a case of Bud to wash it all down with. In a land of endless supply and consumption it's realistic to think little will change with the rampant corruption in the government. In a way, I envy those who are content to shop at wal-mart and think that the US is better than ever. Ignorance is bliss.