What will it be for the next 4 years?

Day to day, down the street and around the world
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Post by Wanderon » Sun Nov 14, 2004 11:40 pm

Only Canada really other than a few mindless forays into Mexican Border towns whose details might best be left undisclosed and most of the time I spent in Canada was really just passing through on the way back and forth to AK and some sightseeing touristy visits from upstate NY across the border...oh and one trip to the Bahamas for a few days..:o

My early years did indeed leave some rather gaping holes in my social security and there are no 401Ks or other retiremement benefits waiting in the wings from those years nor any assets of any kind other than some rather startling memories - I often tell myself I just took my retirement as a young man when i could proerly enjoy it and so I have to work a little harder now so I don;t end up working into my 80s...;)

If I could afford it thats what I would do now- travel the world and see some new sights - perhaps I will one day- thats why they call me Wanderon - thats all I did for years and years was wander on...
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Post by Silverbow » Sun Nov 14, 2004 11:46 pm

Hm, this explains a lot of your US supremacy beliefs. ;)

BTW, traveling the whole world is my major life goal...
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The seas will boil red with blood
The righteous shall perish
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Before the star-spangled banner of America

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Post by Gorth » Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:12 am

Been there, done that. The world is an overrated place in general.
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Post by Silverbow » Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:25 am

Whole world? Pardon me, but I doubt you.
[b][i]The sky shall rain fire
The seas will boil red with blood
The righteous shall perish
At the hands of the wicked
And all the world shall tremble
Before the star-spangled banner of America

--G.W. Bush-- [/b][/i]

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Post by Gorth » Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:57 am

If you mean all 200+ countries whole world, then no.

But visiting places like England, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Morocco (west Africa), Turkey, USA, Australia, Thailand, New Zealand, Holland, Tunisia etc. been there, done that. Been Around the world, twice.

While not including all countries, it gives a good picture of what it looks like. Next up on my travels, when I get the time, is either South America (Brazil most likely) or Japan/more South-East Asia (I got an appointment with Angkor Wat that I desperately want to see someday)
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Post by Silverbow » Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:16 am

Yes I mean *whole* world.

Also, I don't mean the tourist trip/sightseeing type of visits, I mean longer stays and exploration.
[b][i]The sky shall rain fire
The seas will boil red with blood
The righteous shall perish
At the hands of the wicked
And all the world shall tremble
Before the star-spangled banner of America

--G.W. Bush-- [/b][/i]

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Post by Wanderon » Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:45 am

Silverbow wrote:Hm, this explains a lot of your US supremacy beliefs. ;)

BTW, traveling the whole world is my major life goal...
The same might be said for your anti-US beliefs...;)

I have at least traveled all over my own country and seen and experienced first hand much of its diversity which is no small feat in a country this large...

I think thats a great major life goal- hope it works out for you...travel is good thing- Mark Twain said something profound about it but it escapes me at the moment...

Found it...

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
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Post by Joseph » Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:57 am

That quote sounds a little like your time i nthe '60's revisiting you. :wink:

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Post by Gorth » Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:57 am

Silverbow wrote:Yes I mean *whole* world.

Also, I don't mean the tourist trip/sightseeing type of visits, I mean longer stays and exploration.
Well, you can always dream then... it's not really realistic though. Spend, lets say a year, living and working in each country and you wouldn't be done yet after 200+ years. Forget about pension and retirement.

I'm quite happy just living and working amongst the locals in the countries that I actually manage to visit, even if it isn't *all* of them. Besides, I need new passports often enough because they get filled with stamps, visas and work permits.

And as Wanderon quoted so wisely, it does weird things to your perceptions of the world 8)
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Post by Silverbow » Mon Nov 15, 2004 2:02 am

Not realistic? Cut the time down to a month and it become realistic with ease ;)

I hate sitting down on ass in one place...
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The seas will boil red with blood
The righteous shall perish
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Post by Wanderon » Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:00 am

Josan wrote:That quote sounds a little like your time i nthe '60's revisiting you. :wink:
All the periods of my life are constantly with me - (well except for the blackouts and some other fuzzy areas :wink: )- who and what I was then has had a hand in shaping who and what I am today...I have always been a wanderer...I still wander back and forth between AZ and CA almost 6 days a week... :P
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Post by Ewen Brown » Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:53 pm

Gorth wrote:The world is an overrated place in general.
yeah, i must agree

next questions..
are you free? should your freedom come at the expence of others freedom?
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Post by Wanderon » Sat Nov 20, 2004 2:39 pm

Am I free? In what way specifically?

I am free to travel my country at will- free to choose where I live and what I do for a living provided I can "qualify" for the field I would choose and if I don't qualify I am free to find ways to gain those qualifications. I am free to seek the benefits my govt may offer me and free to turn them down if I choose to- I am free to make my own decisions about almost everything but that does not free me from the responsibility for my actions nor from the responsibilty to make my own way in the world nor from my responsibilities to my country or government in return for the freedoms and benefits they provide me with. I am free to chose whatever religion I wish or to choose no religion- I am free to vote or not vote - I am probably as free as a man in civilized society can be and should I choose to shun society there are ways and places I am free to do that as well altho they are not as prevelant as they used to be.

I fail to see how these freedoms come at the expense of others freedom...
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Post by Joseph » Sat Nov 20, 2004 2:44 pm

I'm not entirely sure what EB was aiming for either. Those are the same freedoms that pretty much most "western societies" have (NA and Europe).

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Post by Ewen Brown » Sat Nov 20, 2004 5:37 pm

are you free means do you consider yourself to be free

and failing to see how your freedoms come at the expense of others freedom (regardless of whether this is true or not) doesn't answer that question
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