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Author Topic: [MILK] There were 12 eggs here what did you do with them? (Happy thread?!)  (Read 11050122 times)

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Re: [MILK] There were 12 eggs here what did you do with them? (Happy thread?!)
« Reply #196035 on: October 22, 2021, 11:56:02 am »

He lives paycheck to paycheck. His medical bills are crushing.*

She lives dose to dose. Her ambrosia has run dry.

Bottled frustrations come to a head in...

The Drip Drop.

Coming to theatres this holiday season.

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Re: [MILK] There were 12 eggs here what did you do with them? (Happy thread?!)
« Reply #196036 on: October 23, 2021, 06:13:49 am »

I hear Canada is not the promised land many think it is.

No place is perfect, but it takes either a highly ignorant understanding of the world or a highly privileged position in the world to make a claim like this.
Anyways, I wasn't exactly tabulating the pros and cons of emigration but just expressing concern since I don't exactly know what LordBaal's reason is and whether or not it'll be met by emigrating to a country with better infrastructure.

I think the headspace I was in when I made that post was mainly remembering LordBaal's reference to political turmoil in his country and thinking about how Canada also seems to have its fair share of political unrest.

But hey, it has socialized healthcare, I guess. So at least that's one less thing that'll kill you.
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Re: [MILK] There were 12 eggs here what did you do with them? (Happy thread?!)
« Reply #196037 on: October 23, 2021, 06:57:01 am »

Yeah, LB's in Venezuela right now, which is currently in the process of like... actively collapsing as a state, or something like that. I could shit on the US all day long, but right now even it would be an upgrade from their present environs, nevermind Canada or whatever.
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« Reply #196038 on: October 23, 2021, 07:16:34 am »

Basically what we want is two things. Security and better opportunities.

Security here is a joke. In all of its aspects. There is not physical security, we are in a place were crooks shot death people people death and then rob them because is easier that way. Hey with about 99% of unsolved crimes rate, why not?

Healthcare is a joke too, a bad, sad joke. Hospitals that come straight from Silent Hill, understaffed because the monthly payment is less than 5 dollars for a public worker, people laying on the floors on carton boxes because the equipment is long gone form from overuse or robbery. The few personnel still working in hospitals do it either out of vocation and have another real breadwinner job or are making money on the lowside by selling the few medicines and supplies that ever come in through the outright criminal bureaucracy.

Juridical security does not exist. You are subject to any potential harasment, extortion or forced disappearance by the state or its goons. In practice you belong to them and only the rights they feel like apply to you at any moment.
A few quick examples of people I directly or indirectly knew personally:
- The uncle of my inlaw brother's wife, got gored and dismembered because he did not wanted to sell his meager piece of land were he had lived all his life and planted platains tu survive to some guys harassing him. The very morning after, his body still warm some "law enforcement" officials (national guard in this case) were there declaring outright that the land was theirs now and anyone better accepted it and shut up or else. His niece tried to push for some investigation only to meet a death threat to her and his toddler on the police quarters from a policeman.
- A men that sells fish and have had a moderate success had about 200 police men raid his house because he was "trafficking with gasoline". When he saw by the window the police had a truck filled with gasoline barrels ready to enter his garage he had to negotiate with the head of the procedure, give him 600 dollars and a lot of sport equipment, as well as his car battery and all 4 wheels along other spare parts. Now the guy gets called every so often to fulfill fish orders, for free or else.
- The owner of a mom&pop grocery shop (bodegas we call them) got extorted and had to pay 2000 or else he was going to jail and his family would be murdered because he did not wanted to "sell" his car to some law enforcer officer.
- The owner of a junk yard and his son had to come up with 2000 dollars or they would go to jail because the had a car of "dubious origin" in their yard. It was their own fucking car that was trashed on an accident, they had all the papers to prove it.
- Who perhaps was the last honest policemen in the whole place refused his new commander officer orders of "bring me 100 dollars every day, or else" to each one of the team. He was then sent to a God forbidden town, then imprisoned in his own command building for a while under false charges, finally after being cleared and back to work he was gunned down on an ambush.
- When he was a few months old, my own son was denied essential medicine on a public hospital (a miracle own its own they actually had it at the moment) because we were not card carrying members of the party. Had to buy it on the black market at great expense.
- Two co-owners of a small business got kidnaped and forced to "sell" two apartments they had by police officers. That's it, they were taken at gun point to the Public Registry and signed the papers.
And all this is on top of the own regular crime atrocities. I could go on, and on, and on.... I have avoided most trouble by keeping my head down when I wasnt crippling poor and then by simply not going out at all for nothing that is not work related.

Financial security, oh boy... the official government don't have to take you at gun point nowere, they probably still will if they feel like it. But its easier to sign a paper and poof, that propriety is minha now. And if you protest much? To the jail with you. This was in theory destined to big industries (which they then consistently destroyed like the bunch of stupid criminals they are) but its a cart blanc to basically anything they want.

Our own money is worth less than monopoly money, literally, that is why we use the dollar, despite being illegal in paper to own it even, the ruling cartel encourages it now because Venezuela has become the biggest laundering operation in the history of mankind and probably in the history of everything.

Recent studies put poverty on a 94% of us, and extreme poverty on a 76%, with both numbers creeping up all the time. Over 5 million of Venezuelans have gone abroad, the vast majority to send money back to their families and the dream of someday return or take their families with them. If by any chance you actually accomplish something and make some honest money here its just a matter of time before you either get a visit of the goons to extort you or their bosses for you to launder money for them or else... and this not taking into account the "vacuna" (vaccine) you have to pay to whoever is in charge in the area (official or otherwise) so you get protection or not robbed by them.

Prices here are as much as any other country now but the salaries are laughable. And while is true some services are not being charged right now (the people that did the metrics quit because poor work conditions and payment) we also have the worst services rates. Slowest internet with a LOT of down times. Electricity service is interrupted everywhere from 1 up to 15 hours or more, sometimes for days, every day. The whole city I live have 1 week without water on pipes because lack of maintenance. Getting cocking gas is troublesome to say the least and many people are simply doing it with timber again.

As you migth picture from all this, people have not much time to progress or else while being worried day after day for its short term survival, this hampers a lot of progress and make opportunities to grow in any area difficult, unless... you join the criminal organization that rules.

That dichotomy, I don't want it for my son. For him to grow up in a place were being a good honest man gets you in death peril at worst or branded you as a fool at best.

Basically that is what we are trying to escape.
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Re: [MILK] There were 12 eggs here what did you do with them? (Happy thread?!)
« Reply #196039 on: October 23, 2021, 07:39:53 am »

Yeah, okay, fair, just because Canada has its troubles definitely doesn't mean it's not worth leaving somewhere actively hostile to you.

You definitely have your homework done but also, speaking as someone who lived overseas for a significant chunk of my life (albeit an affluent one) do be on the lookout for communities you can fit in and get support from, even if you don't like your fellow countrypeople's politics. Negligence from the government and unintentional cultural barriers are definitely the worst part of being a migrant IMO and having migrant friends mitigate that somewhat.
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« Reply #196040 on: October 23, 2021, 08:01:15 am »

Thank you for caring for us dude, I really appreciate it! Most of my rl friends are in Chile, and some distant relatives are in Spain, so probably one of those countries migth become a scale to Canada, Australia, USA, New Zealand.
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I'm curious as to how a tank would evolve. Would it climb out of the primordial ooze wiggling it's track-nubs, feeding on smaller jeeps before crawling onto the shore having evolved proper treds?
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« Reply #196041 on: October 23, 2021, 02:34:20 pm »

You have this baal. Keep us informed.
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« Reply #196042 on: October 23, 2021, 09:35:52 pm »

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« Reply #196043 on: October 23, 2021, 10:23:52 pm »

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« Reply #196044 on: October 24, 2021, 02:32:03 am »

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« Reply #196045 on: October 24, 2021, 02:43:13 am »

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« Reply #196046 on: October 24, 2021, 02:52:30 am »

Its one of the earnest traditions of this institution of us. That and finding psychotic ways to torture digital hippies with alcoholic happy faces.
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« Reply #196047 on: October 24, 2021, 02:55:28 am »

Happy birthday KT.

About the previous stuff, congrats LB! I plan to leave Russia eventually. Honestly either the USA or Canada, if Canada turns me back then America it is, every single problem of it that was brought up is present here in much larger amounts.
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« Reply #196048 on: October 24, 2021, 03:10:22 am »

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« Reply #196049 on: October 24, 2021, 03:59:34 am »

In a mild happy of my own, no longer getting so stuck regarding politics anymore made me not stress out as much. I have pretty much deradicalized into a generic dem-soc.
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