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Author Topic: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?  (Read 7544 times)

dkabq

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Re: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?
« Reply #105 on: January 15, 2022, 06:59:14 AM »
I don't consider moving, but if I had to for some reason, I would move to the southern hemisphere.
Tasmania would be my first choice, followed distantly by Chile.

Given Australia's covid response, is Tasmania still on your short list?

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Re: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?
« Reply #106 on: January 15, 2022, 03:20:27 PM »
Yes, and I have to move in the next 3 months anyway.

I suspect I can actually get a Lithuanian passport, but I'm hesitant to move there due to the growing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Also weather.
If you have a Lithuanian passport you can move anywhere within the EU, so you don't have to live next to Russia.

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Re: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?
« Reply #107 on: January 15, 2022, 11:41:27 PM »
The child mortality rate is a dodge; not every country reports theirs the same way.

Agreed. If a baby is born alive here and dies within a half hour while we try our best to save that life, that counts as a live birth and 30 minute of life. In most nations, that counts as born not-alive and therefore does not count in the child mortality rate.

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Re: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?
« Reply #108 on: January 16, 2022, 02:53:12 AM »
As an Australian, I would love to move to the USA... even with the social unrest there.

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Re: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?
« Reply #109 on: January 16, 2022, 10:47:42 AM »
As an Australian, I would love to move to the USA... even with the social unrest there.

So, here's the deal.  Up until last year when your government went full-on fascist with lockdowns and aboriginal COVID concentration camps, I'd have said Australia is the place to be, based upon how I've enjoyed it every time I went there (4- 6 times per year). Better food ingredient quality, friendly people, relatively low crime rate, more laid-back work culture.  In fact, I have an upcoming opportunity to go there for 3 or so years in a long-term assignment. Based upon current Australian covid restrictions, I don't think I want to.

In the US, as long as you stay the fuck outta cities, the southern states are the place to be.  No COVID mandates, much more lenient towards pro-constitution 1A/2A activities, and a generally very friendly bunch of people.  Go into Democratic shitholes like California and New York or dmDem cities in red states (Atlanta, Austin, etc.) and you take your life in your hands.

For me, the best place I've ever been to and would love to live is NW Spain. Galician food, good wine, no pasa nada attitude towards work, and very friendly people. The only downside is the best high unemployment rate.

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Re: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?
« Reply #110 on: January 16, 2022, 05:26:08 PM »
I'm perfectly happy exactly where I am. Uruguayans won the "Government You Want to Have During Covid" lottery.
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Re: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?
« Reply #111 on: January 17, 2022, 07:34:32 AM »
I'm perfectly happy exactly where I am. Uruguayans won the "Government You Want to Have During Covid" lottery.

Here in Korea things have gone pretty well. Less than 10% of Uruguay's death rate, have gotten off lighter than almost anywhere else economically, no lockdowns, few anti-vax morons, much less Zoom class for the kiddies than elsewhere, etc. etc. Starting to prep for stuff back in January 2020 and then really getting things in gear in February 2020 while most everyone else was standing around with their thumbs up their butts for weeks and weeks after things were already pretty well organized here really helped a lot. The government learned from the faceplant the previous epically incompetent administration did in terms of its MERS response in 2015 and was relatively on the ball, at least compared to all of the clownshoes shit elsewhere as there was still a good bit of bumbling...
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Re: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?
« Reply #112 on: January 17, 2022, 06:13:56 PM »
Korea handled covid better than a lot of places. But then a habit of wearing masks when sick helped.

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Re: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?
« Reply #113 on: January 17, 2022, 06:53:39 PM »
Korea handled covid better than a lot of places. But then a habit of wearing masks when sick helped.

Doubtful.
https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/personal-protective-equipment-infection-control/n95-respirators-surgical-masks-face-masks-and-barrier-face-coverings
https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/face-masks-barrier-face-coverings-surgical-masks-and-respirators-covid-19#using
https://www.therpgsite.com/the-rpgpundit-s-own-forum/covid-the-lockdowns-etc/3720/

tl:dr = "Face masks may or may not meet any fluid barrier or filtration efficiency levels; therefore, they are not a substitute for N95 respirators or other Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFRs), which provide respiratory protection to the wearer, or for surgical masks, which provide fluid barrier protection to the wearer."

"While a surgical mask may be effective in blocking splashes and large-particle droplets, a face mask, by design, it does not filter or block very small particles in the air that may be transmitted by coughs, sneezes, or certain medical procedures. Surgical masks also do not provide complete protection from germs and other contaminants because of the loose fit between the surface of the mask and your face."


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Re: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?
« Reply #114 on: January 17, 2022, 07:09:58 PM »
And I bet you think the vax is useless too.

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Re: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?
« Reply #115 on: January 17, 2022, 07:26:41 PM »
And I bet you think the vax is useless too.
There are multiple vaxxes, not just one. Are you using the singular because it's an an object of religious faith to you?

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Re: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?
« Reply #116 on: January 17, 2022, 07:29:05 PM »
And I bet you think the vax is useless too.

Nope, but if I need to use a therapeutic I'll use HCQ and Ivermectin instead of some experimental jab.
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Re: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?
« Reply #117 on: January 17, 2022, 07:56:25 PM »
And I bet you think the vax is useless too.
There are multiple vaxxes, not just one. Are you using the singular because it's an an object of religious faith to you?

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dkabq

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Re: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?
« Reply #118 on: January 17, 2022, 08:15:14 PM »
And I bet you think the vax is useless too.

You would be wrong. The vaccines, while they do not stop transmission or infection, do reduce symptoms such that risk of hospitalization and death are reduced.

And I am just quoting the US FDA. If you have some SCIENCE!(tm) that you believe is contrary to their guidance, you should let them know ASAP so that they can make the appropriate corrections.

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Re: Anyone here ever seriously consider moving or move out the the USA?
« Reply #119 on: January 17, 2022, 08:56:05 PM »
The vaxxes weren't rolled out to lessen symptoms; we were told we had to have them to stop the spread.  If we didn't we weren't good people and didn't care about others, right?  Now it's about symptoms?  What business is it of yours or anyone else's on how I deal with my symptoms?  Keep on moving the goalposts...