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Postby alittlerisky » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 2:12 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:
alittlerisky wrote:Arrogant possibly...

Surely not. :P

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Oh... I forgot to add, I am incredibly handsome, very charming, ladies throw themselves at me and I have a very big willy. :roll:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 3:17 pm

Where in the world is Wally's Wee Willy. Funny how the mind's eye can play tricks.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 3:50 pm

A big d!ck. Yep, makes sense. :twisted:
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Postby alittlerisky » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 4:03 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:A big d!ck. Yep, makes sense. :twisted:



Heh.

Lucky I'm not a girl really, I'd just stay at home all day and play with my boobies.
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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 7:18 pm

vink2 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:$2513/month if you were to retire at the age of 66 this year and had paid in the maximum allowable from the age of 21 years till retirement.

And no, it won't go very far unless your home is paid for and your health is good.


It seems to me that it won't be smart to live in US for this money.
Thailand, probably, will be better off.


No one in the US with a 'real' job seriously counts on just social security for their retirements. Most middle class+ have supplemental retirement savings, such as an IRA or 401k.

And even them, ~$2500 a month will go decently far if your house is paid for and you live in a less expensive area with low or no state taxes.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 9:15 pm

Yeah, a lot of 'em DID have 401K's but they sure took a beating didn't they!

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Postby vink2 » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 4:14 pm

I know why food is cheap in US. Because it is non-organic.
In my country all food by default is organic and, in fact, the first time I heard the word organic was during my first overseas non-European trip.
This explains a lot: why american girls are not cute, also it says where americans says lots of money.

interesting, how are americans optimistic about the future? They have huge country debt, how are they going to handle this?

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Postby Brah » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 4:27 pm

Clearly any further replies to this butthead would be a waste of time and to succumb to his infantile baiting.

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Postby vink2 » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 4:36 pm

Brah wrote:Clearly any further replies to this butthead would be a waste of time and to succumb to his infantile baiting.


Probably, defending himself with counterattack instead of arguing with facts. No logic - no discussion.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 5:48 pm

vink2 wrote:One US company propose me to move to west cost and for the same salary (after taxes). Just curios, will my life downgrade after if I decide to shift?
Looking at prices here:
http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/co ... ted+States

I'm okay to pay 50c more for milk here in Singapore, because I buy it only once a week. What about overall life? Will it be better for the same money?
Also US is far away from the rest of the world and they don't have Thai beaches.
What do you think?

OK, returning to the original question you posed, several pages ago...

What do I think? Don't go, that's what I think. Given your prejudices it's unlikely you'd have an enjoyable time there. I did, but clearly it's not for everyone.

There - can we close this topic now?
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Postby vink2 » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 5:57 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:
What do I think? Don't go, that's what I think. Given your prejudices it's unlikely you'd have an enjoyable time there. I did, but clearly it's not for everyone.

There - can we close this topic now?


No, we can't close the topic. We have open questions:
a) do American smile when they want to smile or they just smile as a habit?
b) What do Americans going to do with the huge debt
c) What Americans think about the future
d) Could please someone elaborate on organic food there

Why do you want close eyes on these questions? I have social scientific interest, by the end of the day.

Please control your emotions, just answer with facts.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 6:03 pm

:roll: :wave:
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Postby Brah » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 6:55 pm

vink2 wrote:Probably, defending himself with counterattack instead of arguing with facts. No logic - no discussion.

Facts, eh? Logic?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYWRkTbduSo#t=0m22s

vink2 wrote:a) do American smile when they want to smile or they just smile as a habit?
b) What do Americans going to do with the huge debt
c) What Americans think about the future
d) Could please someone elaborate on organic food there
I know why food is cheap in US. Because it is non-organic.
This explains a lot:
why american girls are not cute,
also it says where americans says lots of money.
interesting, how are americans optimistic about the future?

A whole lotta "facts" and "logic" there! On your planet anyway.

Have you stopped beating your partner yet?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loaded_question

Adios muchacho.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 9:15 pm

vink2 wrote:
interesting, how are americans optimistic about the future? They have huge country debt, how are they going to handle this?


coming from a european?

hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahah ahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahaha

you clearly have no f-cking clue about anything you're talking about. just get the f-ck out of here already.

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Postby taxico » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 9:16 pm

vink2 wrote:a) do American smile when they want to smile or they just smile as a habit?
b) What do Americans going to do with the huge debt
c) What Americans think about the future
d) Could please someone elaborate on organic food there


a) i'm from new york and you'll get punched for smiling at someone on the train. or from your front stoop, even.

b) they're gonna hope it works out for the best and keep plugging away.

c) look at b)

d) they sell organic food in all big cities. yes, they will cost more. i have not heard of a place in world where everything is organic and cheap.

many health conscious people would want to move to such a place.

you might be the reason why the government wants to take away our 2nd amendment rights. ha!


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