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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    Why not to vote Republican--because they have let a Mafia boss take over their party, and co-opt it for domestic terrorism.
    Thank You, Tybee. I could not say this any better myself.

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post

    Sad if a coup attempt goes unpunished. Doesn’t bode well for our future.
    Thank You! I could not agree more - but it will push a scattered few to start over elsewhere, so there's that as an upside.

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    It will be nearly impossible for many to start over elsewhere based on a number of factors... cost, language and barriers to entry... to name a few. Personally, I will be checking Ecuador. There are expat enclaves, good medical care, use the US dollar and easy to travel back to the US, if needed. Need to check the eligibility requirements, as well as, how much more expensive it has gotten since the last time I checked. It may no longe be feasible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    It will be nearly impossible for many to start over elsewhere based on a number of factors... cost, language and barriers to entry... to name a few. Personally, I will be checking Ecuador. There are expat enclaves, good medical care, use the US dollar and easy to travel back to the US, if needed. Need to check the eligibility requirements, as well as, how much more expensive it has gotten since the last time I checked. It may no longe be feasible.
    Ecuador is on our radar, too - and yes it's still cheap and health care in the cities is high quality and without cost terror as in the United States. I would live there, personally, but it is not my first choice.

    Rob

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    If enough of the right people leave I might not have to worry about mask mandates coming back.

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    I don't even know how I'd make a living in a whole new country. So I don't think it's happening. I mean that's pretty much as basic as it gets. It's hard enough to make a living in this country.

    By the by I do idly think where I could get in, maybe Israel (right of return), maybe Denmark (partner's mom is a citizen). But is either really particularly practical?
    Trees don't grow on money

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    Heard today trump is going to announce his bid for 2024. The word is this would make it harder to convict him of his crimes. I don't understand why though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    Heard today trump is going to announce his bid for 2024. The word is this would make it harder to convict him of his crimes. I don't understand why though?
    Political pressure for prosecutors not to interfere in an election.

    And remember, all it takes to prevent a conviction is a single Trump-reality member of the jury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Political pressure for prosecutors not to interfere in an election.

    And remember, all it takes to prevent a conviction is a single Trump-reality member of the jury.
    And, we saw the lying republicans who got into the supreme court… showing how it is done!

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    If God forbd Trump does get in again - and given that we are talking of the United States here I can totally see this happening - maybe there is an upside. Trump and his henchsupporers definitely DO put more pressure on this country to split apart. I need to try and remember that - thinking in terms of the long game and an inevitable split up of the Non United States.

    Maybe it's gone so beyond repair that we are better off under Trump due to his quickening the timeline for split up? Food for thought. Rob

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