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Deberg_1990
11-08-2012, 06:45 AM
Yea, we hear people threaten to do it all the time based on politics.......but would you ever do it if "your guy" didnt win an election?

Or is it mostly just talk? Would you ever do it? Have you done it?

Been hearing more stories lately of people wanting to do it.....




7 great international destinations for sulking over the election


Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, has everything you want in a political redoubt: surprisingly moderate weather, great food, terrific local transportation, easy access to reporting on your former country, and the forbearance of the local populace. You're on an ocean, but close to mountain skiing. There are palm trees in a charming downtown and enough precipitation to rain on whatever parade you thought your guy deserved. Thanks to a huge influx of Asians in the last three decades, Vancouver is used to political exiles too. Best of all, you're less than a three-hour drive from Seattle for that inevitable day when you realize you may have overreacted to the results of the 2012 elections.


Singapore
Brazilian-born Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) cofounder and billionaire Eduardo Saverin renounced his U.S. citizenship last year and now lives in Singapore. Everything works in Singapore, and the city is quite clean and orderly. The food is outstanding, thanks to a melting pot of Asian cultures and a wealthy society that can afford to import great chefs from around the world. Cultural attractions are on the skimpy side, but Singapore Airlines has a terrific reputation and can get you anywhere you want to go. Another benefit of Singapore for the mopey American political outcast: The country's ruling elite doesn't actually allow much in terms of politics or dissent. Don't think: Just do what the government says and you'll be fine.

Greece
Sure, the economy is melting down, but that only means it's time to take your American dollars and make a killing on down-market Greek real estate. Buy yourself an idyllic Mediterranean island on the cheap, or find yourself a perfect apartment overlooking the Acropolis. Weather? Good. Culture and history? Amazing. Food? Wonderful. Future? Greece will probably survive only by exiting the euro and reinstating the drachma. And, if you're going to flee the country, why not relocate to a place where you can use a currency as archaic as the drachma?

Shanghai
If you've never been to Shanghai, let me describe it this way: Three New Yorks all mashed together and all of them seemingly built in the last 20 years. You surely know that Shanghai is culturally trendy: Part of the new James Bond flick Skyfall is set there. So was Looper, Mission Impossible: 3, and even the most recent Transformers movie. My bet is that Shanghai will be the city of art, culture, and architecture for the next 20 or 30 years thanks to China's growing wealth. Besides spectacular "juicy buns" (soup dumplings to us Occidentals), Shanghai also has wonderful restaurants of all ethnic and continental descriptions. And since you're leaving America to escape politics, Shanghai fits the bill nicely. After all, the Communist Party makes all of the leadership decisions. You don't have a say, thus you've nothing to worry about.


Ireland
Everyone from film director John Huston to Campbell Soup heir John Dorrance renounced their U.S. citizenship to move to Ireland. Dublin is a hub for ex-pats from around the world, and while Glocca Morra is fictional, Ireland still offers hundreds of pastoral villages with little brooks that leap and willow trees that weep. It's true that the Celtic economy is in the tank and Dublin is one of the world's most expensive places to live, but the Guinness is fresh and the Irish really do love Americans.

Sydney
Anywhere in Australia would do for disgruntled American political exiles, of course, but Sydney is the nexus of all that is Australian good: food, culture, the arts, architecture, lifestyle—you name it. There are dozens of stunning Pacific Ocean and harbor beaches that you can use year-round. Sydneysiders have a great coffee culture, are generally receptive to Americans, and we mostly speak the same language. Best of all, Australians are comfortable in their own skins, and the brutal local political landscape is nearly unrecognizable to a demoralized American political exile.

Rome
There are dozens of perfectly valid reasons to pull up political stakes and move to the Eternal City: the food, the history, the climate (except for the hot and muggy summers), two fiercely competitive football (soccer) teams, and a culture that stresses la dolce vita instead of a work-yourself-to-death dedication. Besides, Italy's faltering economy means there are finally some real-estate bargains in a town where you'll probably need to pay cash for an apartment because mortgages (subprime or otherwise) are hard to come by. But the biggest attraction of Rome? You get all of the benefits of being in a national capital without having to worry one whit about the politics of it all. Not even Romans take Italian politics seriously, so why should you?


http://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/blog/seat2B/2012/11/foreign-hiding-spots-post-election-day.html?page=3

KILLER_CLOWN
11-08-2012, 06:47 AM
Omaha?

Saulbadguy
11-08-2012, 06:50 AM
No.

I would consider leaving the state of Kansas and it's extremely regressive policies and leaders behind, but that's it.

LiveSteam
11-08-2012, 06:55 AM
Cheyenne Wyoming looks a lot better than Omaha right now
I could never wake up everyday under another flag. That will never be an option for me
That is what Mexicans do. Turn their backs on they;re country & flea to the US.

banyon
11-08-2012, 06:57 AM
SHTSPRAYER said he would move to Brazil once Obama was elected, but then, again, he has a casual relationship with veracity.

King_Chief_Fan
11-08-2012, 06:57 AM
that's a stupid question

blaise
11-08-2012, 06:57 AM
No, but once the local government where I live starts electing Democrats it's probably time to look to another county.

blaise
11-08-2012, 06:58 AM
No.

I would consider leaving the state of Kansas and it's extremely regressive policies and leaders behind, but that's it.

I hear a lot of Johnson County, KS residents are fleeing for the paradise over in KCMO.

oldandslow
11-08-2012, 06:59 AM
Never. This is my country and I will defend her...and never leave her.

Direckshun
11-08-2012, 07:03 AM
I'm not above moving to another country. I think I'd really like Canada other than their complete lack of American football.

But I wouldn't move there because of an election. That's crazytalk.

Graystoke
11-08-2012, 07:40 AM
No way.
Here to stay in USA

mnchiefsguy
11-08-2012, 07:41 AM
No. Even with Obama as President, America is still the greatest country in the history of the world.

KC Dan
11-08-2012, 09:15 AM
Well, I did arrive here in Ireland on Wednesday morning!





For business.....

KILLER_CLOWN
11-08-2012, 09:31 AM
Never. This is my country and I will defend her...and never leave her.

I'm with ya, bout time to get them Phasers changed from stun to kill though. ;)

patteeu
11-08-2012, 09:37 AM
I'm not above moving to another country. I think I'd really like Canada other than their complete lack of American football.

But I wouldn't move there because of an election. That's crazytalk.

Canada is a beautiful country in the summer. I wouldn't even move as far north as Iowa in the winter though.

patteeu
11-08-2012, 09:51 AM
Would you ever move to another country because of election results?

I wouldn't leave the US because Barack Obama was re-elected, but if I lived in Israel I might consider it.

BucEyedPea
11-08-2012, 10:05 AM
People have been doing it. I read the highest amount of ex patriots happened under Obama.
America's freedom rating has been dropping. Our economy has dropped to about 6th place under a freedom rating.

BucEyedPea
11-08-2012, 10:07 AM
I wouldn't leave the US because Barack Obama was re-elected, but if I lived in Israel I might consider it.

Makes me wonder how Bibi is reacting to the election. :hmmm:

headsnap
11-08-2012, 11:50 AM
Puerto Rico...

ZepSinger
11-08-2012, 12:24 PM
No. Even with Obama as President, America is still the greatest country in the history of the world.

This.

DJ's left nut
11-08-2012, 12:27 PM
I never really thought about it, but Greece really is beautiful.

No, I don't mean I'd move there, but I really wouldn't mind stumbling into some excess capital and buying a !@#$load of property. It would be like snapping up real-estate in florida, only better and with actual history (as opposed to fossilized people).

StcChief
11-08-2012, 01:33 PM
I have been contemplating TX. enough high tech. no state tax, likely the first to be able to succeed and hold their own,

bandwagonjumper
11-08-2012, 01:38 PM
If you are a republican nutjob there are no country for you to move. Canada is more socialistic, Europe is more socialistic. The only place would be some banana republics.

theelusiveeightrop
11-08-2012, 01:39 PM
Have considered Iceland and New Zealand. Can I take my Labrador Retrievers with me?

ghak99
11-08-2012, 02:21 PM
I don't think I could permanently leave, but making a substantial financial investment and spending some time there monitoring it is now a very real possibility.

Fat Elvis
11-08-2012, 02:39 PM
Under our current potential suitors for presidency? No. But if I see a Nazi Germany/Fascist Italy type madness descend on the US, absolutely. I don't think that we are all too far removed from the latter, unfortunately.

fan4ever
11-08-2012, 02:48 PM
Cheyenne Wyoming looks a lot better than Omaha right now
I could never wake up everyday under another flag. That will never be an option for me
That is what Mexicans do. Turn their backs on they;re country & flea to the US.

Actually they're seemingly quite proud of their country. They just can't earn a living there, and many believe, and are being taught, AZ, CA, NM and TX should belong to them anyway. I live in AZ and you see the Mexican flag displayed A LOT throughout the southwest.

patteeu
11-08-2012, 03:07 PM
Under our current potential suitors for presidency? No. But if I see a Nazi Germany/Fascist Italy type madness descend on the US, absolutely. I don't think that we are all too far removed from the latter, unfortunately.

Goodness. He's worse than Carter, but he's not that bad.

BucEyedPea
11-08-2012, 03:17 PM
Under our current potential suitors for presidency? No. But if I see a Nazi Germany/Fascist Italy type madness descend on the US, absolutely. I don't think that we are all too far removed from the latter, unfortunately.

Gee, you and I agree on the latter. You are now tainted.

HemiEd
11-08-2012, 03:18 PM
A few years ago I would say no without question as our family has been here since the 1700s, and many of them homesteaded in Kansas prior to it becoming a state in 1861.

But then again, seeing the direction of the last 20 years, I am not so sure about the future.

BucEyedPea
11-08-2012, 03:18 PM
Actually they're seemingly quite proud of their country. They just can't earn a living there, and many believe, and are being taught, AZ, CA, NM and TX should belong to them anyway. I live in AZ and you see the Mexican flag displayed A LOT throughout the southwest.

Of course, they plan to reclaim it. First they need to repopulate it.

Chocolate Hog
11-08-2012, 03:20 PM
No.

CoMoChief
11-08-2012, 03:37 PM
when they start to gun grab or go to martial law....that's when it's time to pack up and GTFO

tiptap
11-08-2012, 03:55 PM
Hell my family has been here since before the Revolution (there was those few years of blackness around 1860) and it is the rest of you that can leave.

BCD
11-08-2012, 03:57 PM
If I were wealthy, absolutely.

Dave Lane
11-08-2012, 04:02 PM
Under our current potential suitors for presidency? No. But if I see a Nazi Germany/Fascist Italy type madness descend on the US, absolutely. I don't think that we are all too far removed from the latter, unfortunately.

Yes I suppose if Glenn Beck was somehow elected president I might just have to move for fear of being crucified someday at the town square. Rick Santorum might make me nervous but I don't think there's any chance that I'd flee the country although I'd be tempted.