posted on Nov, 17 2013 @ 09:08 PM
I've lived abroad for much of my adult life. Back home in Texas, probably for keeps.
I like freedom. I like living where bribery is almost unknown. It seriously sucks to do business where bribery is so routine that it has a
ritualized formula to it. Where I live, the cops are so clean they wouldn't take the hint if you tried to bribe them, and wouldn't know what to do
with the cash, without getting caught themselves.
Outside of the urban inner cities, crime in much of America is remote. My experience in Europe may not have been typical, but the amount of thieving
was truly shocking. Thieves don't fear the police, and don't fear getting caught. And you can't even shoot them. Which is why there are any,
when you think about it.
There is also a technology gap in the rest of the world. I mean, like large areas still using dial up. Hospitals in England (just visiting), looked
like they were equipped from the hospitals of my childhood memories. Beds that only had manual adjustments. Wards of beds in one room. That kind of
Then there's gas. Or petrol. Which is basically $8 a gallon in most places, even the Middle East. And both cars and roads suck. I'm not talking
about crowded streets in the old city, I mean the middle class suburbs, where you have to drive a roller skate because the street is only 8 ft.
Or like in Germany, where you have to register with the police when you rent an apartment, and you have to surrender your passport every 5 minutes,
and you'll get it back in maybe a few hours.
Or hunting. Archery hunting isn't even legal AT ALL in much of Europe. And the only hunting you can do legally is a canned, guided hunt that is
basically a golf course with shotguns and pheasants.
Where I hunt the limit is 2 bucks and up to 3 does. Does that even exist outside of US, CAN & MEX?
Yes, the US (for my money) is the best intersection of high stability, high tech, high liberty, and cheap prices.