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Aug. 23rd, 2010



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This community does not look super active but hopefully some people are still reading!

I'm an 31 year old Australian (ex-Sydneysider) who has been living in Switzerland for almost 8 years (when did that happen!?!?).

I moved here after getting married to my Swiss husband and we hope to return to Sydney in the next year or two I hope.

I work full time in the Insurance Industry as an Energy Claims Specialist and spend my spare time listening to music, playing guitar, reading, travelling, exercising and dreaming about the future.

Yes, I am a dreamer. ;-)

Well, if there is anything you'd like to know, just ask me.

If you add me, please drop me a comment below so I know at least a bit about you.


Nov. 9th, 2009


adventure in Ufa city (Russian Federation). “sunset under the sky” Viewing from height of 200 m

Hi you all! I'm Tim, I’m traveller. Sometimes I travel on my country and create short movies.
I want to show you some amazing video.

Ufa is...Collapse )

also, I can hospitality you in http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/timaldo/

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Oct. 8th, 2009


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We're also interested in people who have or are currently studying abroad to join and recommend their school/program and or tell us why maybe going abroad with ___ isn't such a good idea! So if you're interested, please take a look!

Sorry for any cross-posting.
Hope this ok mod's. If not, my apologies.

Sep. 5th, 2009



Greetings to the community. I'm a guy from the US, been an expat in China for quite a long time now. Anyone interested in reading anything about that should come take a look at my blog sometime. There isn't much up now as my blog is rather new, but I'm just looking for some readers.


(x posted, in various forms, to china_expats and china_pics)

Jun. 8th, 2009


Offered a job in Bahrain: how far will my salary take me?

Hi all :)

I have been offered a job in Bahrain at 1018 BHD/mo plus a housing allowance of 350 BHD/mo in Al Riffa. I am single and female. What is the cost of living over there and how far is this money likely to take me?

Thank you for your time :)

Apr. 28th, 2009



Swine Flu Scare will be used as precedent for more big gov

Cross posted to the natural living site as well. Rest of the article HERE: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-warns-swine-flu-scare-will-be-used-as-precedent-for-more-big-government.html
along w/ the original 70's gov promo video encouraging people to take the vaccine - which ultimately paralyzed several hundred people.

“Step back and think for a minute before rushing and panicking” is the message coming from Texas Congressman Ron Paul who has warned that the swine flu scare will once again be used as a precedent for big government intrusion.

“It makes me think back to 1976, the first year I served in the Congress,” Paul has said in a video update. “We had a vote on the swine flu. Back then there was panic, they said it was going to sweep the nation and they rapidly came up with some flu shots and the government was going to inoculate everybody and save the world from this disaster.”

“It turned out that our instincts were correct.” the Congressman, also a medical physician, commented. “Not only did we think that the government should be involved in making medical decisions… but the flu came, the flu went and one person died, except for those individuals that died from getting the flu vaccine.”

Earlier this week we reported on the events of 1976, highlighting the fact that this last significant outbreak of swine flu in the U.S. originated at the army base at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

President Gerald Ford and then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (a man who has long standing intimate ties with the big pharma companies that have and will reap millions in profits from these scares) instituted a mass nationwide vaccination program. More than 40 million people were vaccinated. However, the program was stopped short after over 500 cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a severe paralyzing nerve disease, were reported. Officially 30 people died as a direct result of the vaccinations, though the real figure is generally thought to have been much higher.

At the time Congressman Ron Paul was one of only two representatives to vote down the vaccination program. His comments were recorded in the book Swine Flu Expose, by Eleanora I. McBean, Ph.D., N.D.

Paul described the move as “a shocking misuse of funds …and an evil political maneuver”, “blatant advertising efforts to panic the people into taking Swine Flu shots will fail.” Paul said.

Other - since I'm up late calling Asia job hunting, I listen to George Noory on Coast to Coast AM. Last Night he had all the Swine Flu experts - biologists to alternative media. They succinctly think this is bioengineering to rid us of Hispanic folks and a tactic to divert attention from what's really going on. I'm not a conspiracy theorist but given history repeating itself, will be it is a diversion ploy and will NOT be taking anything other than more vitamins - EVEN when traveling via plane to Asia in 2 1/2 weeks.


Apr. 17th, 2009



kitty travel!


I am moving to Amsterdam from Connecticut in a month, and am wondering about the best way to get my 2 lovely cats there. I'm good on the papers, vaccinations, etc. but am less sure about the best way to get them from point A to point B.

I am also curious about using a courier service or simply shipping them directly via an airline. I was able to finagle free standby tix over, so it might be much easier and cost only marginally more to have the cats shipped separately than to have to cancel the standby ticket and buy a 1-way in addition to the extra luggage fees. Anyone tried this?

Just wondering if any of you have any experiences with pet relocation worth sharing. Many thanks for any stories!

Apr. 16th, 2009

gal w/ gun


More on Tax Day Tea Parties

My disgust w/ the US media continues as I await my leave of the country to Asia. Barely a few TV stations covered any mention of the Tax protest here nor around the country. Hardly any of the numbers of attendance were accurate. NBC, ABC, CBS and even Fox were busy doing other things. Those that did were shoddy to outright attempting to pit folks as Anti Obama folks and gun nuts. Here's an example link from 1 of the 2 local papers, a notoriously liberal rag owned by Greenspun companies - but their pictures are pretty good:


and of course the reports on the news here of course didn't mention hometown Vegas LP VP wayne root, nothing third party

nothing of the babies in diapers w/ $$ amts of their debt pinned to their behinds, no pictures of american flags, don't tread on me huge yellow flags all over the place, correct numbers (2k by park service, 184 and 5 dogs at post office by our count on the picket line) guy in the barrell w/ 1/2 clothes on 'taxually abused' w/ tea bags on his ears, the hundreds of veterans wearing their pins, families who came out for group picnics of all generations, soldiers in their gear combat to civil and revolutionary war w/ fake muskets, almost entirely handwritten signs w/ list of real to humorous grievances, people passing out literature from end the fed to take back the republic to immigration, dems, repubs, independents, pissed off anyone to libertarians... i'm hearing reports online on blogs to Dave Ramsey financial advisor nationally syndicated radio doing nothing but asking of people calling-in what they can report, 1280Am out of Modesto carried nationally
reporting all the numbers of people turning out all over the nation, Jerry Doyle radio of Vegas nationally syndicated reminding us that major media won't have the real if any story and the stories his listeners are calling in to tell of numbers MUCH higher than anyone anticipated...

as a friend said this evening, the opening salvo has been fired.

Now let's carry it on.

i'm stealing your Abagail Adams quote Jan. ;-)

More here from the Midwest or 'fly-over country' as some in the coast of CA would say... who apparently had 15K themselves show up.
Our Tea Party was a success too ...
> with about 200 people showing up.
> The event was located in Vandalia, IL - a small town of
> about 6,000
> people - with folks coming from many of the smaller
> communities nearby.
> It was standing room only ... in fact we were spilling out
> the front
> door of our meeting location.
> I spoke at the event, as did my husband, our Libertarian
> Chapter Chair
> and a former mayoral candidate. We had printed out
> lots of information
> from Downsize DC, the Campaign for Liberty, The Mothers
> Institute, and
> had LP brochures, pocket Constitutions and the Worlds
> Smallest Political
> Quiz to hand out as well. Those attending filled the
> donation box -
> which will not only cover the cost of the ads we ran
> promoting the
> event, but will also provided us with seed money for the
> next Tea Party
> we throw.
> The crowd was knowledgeable, energetic, very receptive to
> our speakers,
> came from all sides of the political spectrum ... and about
> 150+ left
> their contact information.
> In addition, we even managed to get some decent press
> coverage! The
> local radio station interviewed our Chapter Chair prior to
> the event and
> interviewed me after words. Plus the newspaper was
> there as well - so
> we should get some ink too :-)
> BTW, I ended my speech with the following quote from
> Abigail Adams who
> was reported to have said 11 days before the original Tea
> Party in 1773
> … “The flame is kindled and like Lightening it catches
> from Soul to
> Soul”
> And from what we are all witnessing ... the flame is
> rekindled - and
> once again is spreading from soul to soul!
more Vegas rally pictures hereCollapse )

Jan. 7th, 2009

Zooey face


Garmisch, Germany

My SO and I are thinking about moving to Garmisch, Germany to be closer to family. There is a resort there at Edelweiss for the armed forces.

Do any of you work there? I'm trying to figure out whether this would be a good move for us, but I'm having trouble finding people who have worked there. It would be dorm style living quarters and hotel jobs.

I guess I'm just trying to get a feel for what that life would be like. I've been to Garmisch before to visit with the aforementioned relatives, but I've never lived or worked in Germany.
Scooby Doo 2


Moving to Australia Advice Needed

Hi there, I am going to be moving to Australia (my sister lives there and has citizenship and my mother is Australian), in fact the whole family is emigrating. However I gather there are firms that help with this process (sorting out visa's and find you a job etc they charge a fee and a percentage of your first years salary). Can anyone recommend one for me to use? I would rather use a firm that someone has used successfully.

Plus any other advice for this whole process (as it's a bit nerve-racking). I have a whole 2 year plan

Thank you in advance for your advice.

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