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Live long and prosper - the best way to do it?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Stuart Wright, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. Stuart Wright

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    Having children does make you wonder and worry about what the future holds for them.
    Britain, I don't think, is any good long term because changes to the environment (not helped at all by the US's rediculous governmental system and it's leader's inability to see the importance of maintaining the environment and/or stand up to the polluters' lobbyists) may well kill off the gulf stream and most probably sink most of the UK. Besides, with the rediculous position that Blair has helped land the UK in with regard to terrorism and petrol prices, it's preferable not to live here anymore.
    So what country will be habitable and hospitable in the next couple of hundred years? Australia is going to get too hot, I would imagine. The US is too dangerous. How about new Zealand? Somewhere pleasant, not too prominent politically and likely to be around in a couple of hundred years.
    Whaddaya think?
     
  2. vizslaraner

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    Rather presupposes it isn't already. I was talking to an Aussie recently who told me that a couple of years ago the temperature around the Perth area hit +40°C (48° max) for a period of a couple of weeks. A tad too warm for me.

    By the way, without giving it much though (doing the research) I would agree that New Zealand seems to be the best bet.
     
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    New Zealand is lovely, but I'm not sure I could move that far away.

    I'm really tempted to move to Canada. Is it just me, or are a lot of people leaving the country at the moment?
     
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    Move to New Zealand, and your kids could suffer from terminal boredom :rolleyes:

    Don't worry, Stuart. Each generation has its problems to face, and each one copes, and wonders why their parents are so paranoid (until they become parents themselves).
     
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    What about Iceland, the country not the shop.
     
  6. Nobber22

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    New Zealand have got themselves into a bit of a pickle. The signed up to Kyoto and are doing their best to make it work- despite only producing around 0.2% CO2.

    Now it's costing them 1 billion dollars a year in fines. Poor buggers, the rest of the 1st world, including Aus is ignoring Kyoto and the Kiwis are suffering. Doubt there'll be any money left for schooling soon. :thumbsdow
     
  7. Ed Selley

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    If you're single (of either sex) the population is beautiful but booze is expensive :(.
     
  8. Mr.D

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    I don't think the UK is that bad personally. Have friends in New Zealand , some like it , some say after you get past the scenery its incredibly boring and humdrum.

    The social life of quite a few friends consists of gathering at each others houses for drinks and dinner as there is nothing else to do once you've been to the curry house a few times and had a few fights down the one decent pub in Wellington.

    Even Australian colleagues mock its bland uncultured provincialism...which is saying something. :devil:

    * Additionally all the New Zealanders I know ...fancy themselves rotten...one of them went for a facial the other day and HE is in his late 30s. They stand around the kitchen comparing notes of what diet supplements are best for their toning regime.They are also without exception extremely outgoing and unfortunately extremely mediocre at their jobs ...surprising given that they are the first ones to bray out a load of old rubbish whenever additional opinion is requested.

    Normaly they turn up for three months having blagged a huge rate by exagerating their skills then run off somewhere else 3 months later when everyone realises how big a chocolate teapot they are.

    sorry
     
  9. The Dude

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    ....and all this time I thought that was just South Africans.... :D
     
  10. la gran siete

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    Well if we could persuade Argentina to allow us to colonise them I'd move there. :thumbsup:
     
  11. The Dude

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    I'm already sorted over there mate... :D It was the visiting 'Boks at work that gave me the idea! ;)
     
  12. Rasczak

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    The UK is fantastic - you don't appreciate it until you have lived/worked abroad for any protracted period though :(
     
  13. Lex

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    They said on Fox News last night (so it must be true :D ) that Chechen rebels are likely to be in poseession of several nuclear weapons... so I'd keep well away from Russia! :(

    I reckon Canada is a pretty decent place to live - nice people, lots of space, beautiful scenerey, great cities, fantastic exchange rate, basically all the good parts of the USA without the gun-toting red-neck element. And it's even still owned by the Queen! :D
     
  14. la gran siete

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    It has its faults as all countries have but on balance I'd rather stay here :thumbsup:

    Grass is always greener on the other side
     
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    Cyprus.

    Based on the UK, left hand drive and English speaking, but with their own culture.

    About to join the EU, so buy a property there before all the prices go up.

    Apart from the threat of war with Turkey, it's a good option.
     
  16. mjn

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    I'd live back in Ireland if i could.
     
  17. Razor

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    Red Sea for me. :)
     
  18. Mr.D

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    To be honest if I could live anywhere I'd probably choose Edinburgh.
     

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