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Originally posted by TexasConspiracyNut
Last week I made a key to a traval trailer that belonged to a couple that came down to the medical center here for cancer treatment at the hospital around the corner from me after he lost it somewhere. They were the most easy going people I met all week. They gave me a check from a place called North Pole and I said where is that, and he said " ask Santa he knows". I cut my phone off and talked to them for about 2 or 3 hours about Alaska. I asked them why they live in such a cold place and the wife said she liked it because it was the only place she ever came accross that she felt close to God.
Originally posted by ashesinwinter
I'd love to move to Canada, but don't you have to be rich like a doctor or programmer to be allowed to live in another country? So what choice does a poor class person have?
Originally posted by Illmatic67
My ancestors built this country with their bare hands and sweat on their back. It has been corrupted by their master and
soon I wish to return to the land my ancestors roamed FREELY.
Originally posted by TexasConspiracyNut
Us guys down here in Texas are ready for the NWO. I have a 45 Colt 6 shot Buntline revolver with a 8.5" barrel, my favorate, 45-7 shot Combat Comander, 38 Rosi, 12 guage Remington, 460 Weatherby (spelling) rifle with the game on the strap and a 16x power scope, 475 Weatherby pistol with a 4x power scope, a 357 S and W, a 38 S and W, an assortment of smaller weapons. Bring it on NWO. We'll kick you where the sun dont shine. Everyone down here is loaded and waiting. Dont mess with Texas. Thank God I live in Texas and not the U.S. LOL!
Originally posted by insite
The apathetic people you hope will vote or at least take arms are apathetic for a reason. What will it take for the people to wake up and do something about the morass of beauracracy we call our government? If you look around the world you will see that it takes a varitable atrocity to get people to take some form of action. The population is being conditioned to accept government failure, one day an atrocity committed by todays accounts will be nothing more than a blip on the "national awareness radar." I hate to be so pessimistic ( you are the optimist in this case) but I can't help but observe my peers, who will one day control this nation.
As I wait for my chance to vote for the first time (in national elections), I can't help but predict the outcome to be completely insignificant in it's effect on the state of current society.
Originally posted by insite
So you understand how frustration would lead to a personal exodus? Leaving the nation in itself is a political stand. Your family and freinds are affected by a move. They wonder why, when you tell them you bring awareness. Hopefully, your family members and friends will take a different stand: "Leaving isn't necessary, in fact it's the easy way out and I'm going to prove X wrong, we can change things around here!" In this case, it requires people to leave in order for real change to be realised, or at least contemplated.
Originally posted by Journey
Many Americans take what we have for granted, especially youth of today. Do not say you wish to leave America until you at least visited another country, third world preferably.
On another note, residing in any large city would be out for me, especially these days and times. And it is something to take in consideration in planning the steps and directions one might wish to take. You can run all your life if you wish- if you born American than that is what you are. You will stand out in the crowds. Europeans scoff at Americans, because most of us only speak English, just as some Americans may be capable of saying about Spanish speaking immigrants, for example. No need to discuss Middle Eastern perceptions. I could go on and on but that direction is not neccesary.
To plan the future you have to have to have enviroment- one that will provide and support in case or catostophic event(s). What I like about Alaska is that it is unique in location, the state is huge- and our population is low. We have all the natural resources and wildlife to subsist. Many people here shun society and live off the land. At the same time our small citys are all convienent. Heck, you can still homestead land here. The State of Alaska evens pays out money, annually, to every man, woman and child- Known as the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend. Last year was a little over 1400.00$ U.S.
Our economy is truly booming. Many are moving here from the 'Lower 48'. The Pioneer Spirit is still existent, believe me. If you are foreign, no problem. Alaska has a very culturally diverse population. And the local Anchorage INS office is not overwhelmed with processing- as with other centers.
Wages are high here- you can make money in this state. Oppurtunity continuosly presents itself to you here. Our summers are so beautiful- vegtables grow so fast and big. 80 lb heads of cabbage are not uncommon.
Yet, I can still drive 10 miles or so up the highway and get out of my car and walk in the woods- quite likely where no man has stepped before.
Yes, it gets cold in winter. But the auroras are sure beautiful! And the winter is beauty in it's own way. It does'nt stop us though, just slows us down a little-
Oh yeah- igloos are just a common misconception of the masses. There are none. A guy built an ice hotel in Fairbanks this winter though- the State Fire Marshall tried to shut it down ,lol, seriously...But the public would'nt have it!
If you seek oppurtunity- it is here...in a very unique and growing economy. And one can be secure in knowing what the surrrounding vast environment has to offer.
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
But I agree. America is the last place to go, and if youre American, you really cant go anywhere else. Youre stuck here. But we still have places to run, even here, where the threat of the NWO, corruption, the foul pollution of the cities, and the rot and decay of society, have not touched it. Even in the lower 48, we have wide open beautiful deserts, high steppes, mountains, woodlands, that no one dares live in. Plenty of places to run within this country.
I suggest staying and relocating someplace not corrupted by society. Great spots to raise kids.
Originally posted by sigung86
Have a bumper sticker on my fridge... "I'm not from Texas, but I got here as fast as I could"!!!!
For those of you who've never been to Texas, I sincerely believe you'd find that it is a whole 'nother country. Why... If you don't count the crappy weather, very high taxes, low wages, high cost of tobacco products, and imposition of the French language in some places ... It might even give Canada a run for the money as a cool place to live.
[Edited on 3-4-2004 by sigung86]