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Re: Big Day

Post by Kip » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:16 am

Happy to be on American soil again....even if I do have to sit in an airport for 6 hours. Image

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Re: Big Day

Post by Kip » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:17 pm

And moving on to the stronger stuff. They always look at me funny when I say I want the whole colada and don't need the little thimbles for serving....
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Re: Big Day

Post by Stewmuse » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:10 am

Kip wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:17 pm
And moving on to the stronger stuff. They always look at me funny when I say I want the whole colada and don't need the little thimbles for serving....
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Re: Big Day

Post by jledou » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:48 pm

Security? He was in the south...they were just happy he was wearing pants

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Re: Big Day

Post by Kip » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:46 pm

This country talks a lot about progress but until they get their heads out of their backsides and figure out how to provide electricity, water, roads, or order of law nothing else can move forward. The government is perfectly capable of making any of these things happen but with all the broken systems, apathy, and brazen thieves running the show there's no way forward.

I'm not even venting for myself personally; this is totally observational. The level of sheer brokenness I see daily is staggering. The level of defeated acceptance and willingness of the people to put up with utter political BS and corruption in trade for trinkets or empty promises is so discouraging to someone who wants to see folks thrive rather than just barely survive. I'm a foreigner here and I don't have the answers, but someone *has* to understand this phenomena. I see so much occur politically that enriches the wealthy few and straight up robs the poor masses that I just can't believe it. We like to believe the US is stricken with corrupt politicians. I'd cede the point that this is true. However, the degree and brazenness with which it occurs in other places is on an entirely different ball field and order of magnitude.

I can't figure out if the culture here feeds the broken system and accepts status quo and a poorer standard of living, or if the longevity of the system feeds a lackadaisical approach to life that's given way to defeatism. Some days it is painful to watch.

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Re: Big Day

Post by Cabaiguan juan » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:07 pm

Kip wrote:This country talks a lot about progress but until they get their heads out of their backsides and figure out how to provide electricity, water, roads, or order of law nothing else can move forward. The government is perfectly capable of making any of these things happen but with all the broken systems, apathy, and brazen thieves running the show there's no way forward.

I'm not even venting for myself personally; this is totally observational. The level of sheer brokenness I see daily is staggering. The level of defeated acceptance and willingness of the people to put up with utter political BS and corruption in trade for trinkets or empty promises is so discouraging to someone who wants to see folks thrive rather than just barely survive. I'm a foreigner here and I don't have the answers, but someone *has* to understand this phenomena. I see so much occur politically that enriches the wealthy few and straight up robs the poor masses that I just can't believe it. We like to believe the US is stricken with corrupt politicians. I'd cede the point that this is true. However, the degree and brazenness with which it occurs in other places is on an entirely different ball field and order of magnitude.

I can't figure out if the culture here feeds the broken system and accepts status quo and a poorer standard of living, or if the longevity of the system feeds a lackadaisical approach to life that's given way to defeatism. Some days it is painful to watch.

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I was confused on which country you were referring too for half of this post.


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Re: Big Day

Post by 815DC » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:03 pm

Cabaiguan juan wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:07 pm
Kip wrote:This country talks a lot about progress but until they get their heads out of their backsides and figure out how to provide electricity, water, roads, or order of law nothing else can move forward. The government is perfectly capable of making any of these things happen but with all the broken systems, apathy, and brazen thieves running the show there's no way forward.

I'm not even venting for myself personally; this is totally observational. The level of sheer brokenness I see daily is staggering. The level of defeated acceptance and willingness of the people to put up with utter political BS and corruption in trade for trinkets or empty promises is so discouraging to someone who wants to see folks thrive rather than just barely survive. I'm a foreigner here and I don't have the answers, but someone *has* to understand this phenomena. I see so much occur politically that enriches the wealthy few and straight up robs the poor masses that I just can't believe it. We like to believe the US is stricken with corrupt politicians. I'd cede the point that this is true. However, the degree and brazenness with which it occurs in other places is on an entirely different ball field and order of magnitude.

I can't figure out if the culture here feeds the broken system and accepts status quo and a poorer standard of living, or if the longevity of the system feeds a lackadaisical approach to life that's given way to defeatism. Some days it is painful to watch.

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I was confused on which country you were referring too for half of this post.


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Yeah for a second I thought.. Kip was in Illinois and didn't stop to say hi? Then I reread it and saw the word 'country' as opposed to State.
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Re: Big Day

Post by Kip » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:11 am

Based on the poster's current country of residence and the purpose/history of this thread it shouldn't be too hard to figure out :)

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Re: Big Day

Post by kurtdesign1 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:20 pm

I have nothing immediate to add except that I appreciate the comments above. I think it shows two things: Americans are frustrated and Americans don't know how bad it can get.

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