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  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 13, 8:19am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I often talk to people while waiting in line. It's not a problem and people are normally friendly.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 13, 8:53am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Reality says
Believe it or not, Dominican Republic is actually the better half of that island, by far! At $7k or so a year per capita GDP, the average resident of Dominican Republic makes 8x per year as much as that of Haiti next door.

Then how do they keep the Hatians out?
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 13, 11:53am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        


Trump Secures Unlimited Chips And Salsa In Mexican Trade Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After a long discussion with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, President Donald Trump has announced the details of a new trade deal with Mexico that will replace NAFTA. The highlight of the deal was securing Americans unlimited chips and salsa.

“Yeah, you heard that right: unlimited,” Trump gloated to the press. “The Mexicans wanted it to be one bowl of chips per customer and $1.25 for each bowl after that, but I said no way. All the chips and salsa we can eat, or I walk.”

Trump then talked about the advantages of the deal, like filling up on chips and not even needing to get an expensive meal to go with them. The Democrats, though, were not as positive about the deal. “The chips are greasy,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. “It’s just not healthy to eat so many of them.”

“The Democrats are losers,” Trump responded to the criticism in a tweet. “Who doesn’t like free chips? No one. Prepare for a red wave! A red wave of salsa!”
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 17, 7:54am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

A cardboard box is also affordable housing in CA.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 19, 7:44am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 24, 6:50am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I know someone who is doing it. It's a single person living my themselves and they got tired of paying way too much for internet and got it added to their Verizon plan for only another $20/month.

Having written that, you might want to wait for 5G networks. Once that's available this type of thing will become common.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 24, 6:56am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HonkpilledMaster says
Sure, the province of Asia was mostly Greek when the Turks invaded.

RC2006 says
Erdogan called the mayor of Istanbul a Greek as an insult now I understand, didn't know about the whole Greek Turkey thing.


The 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey

The 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey stemmed from the "Convention Concerning the Exchange of Greek and Turkish Populations" signed at Lausanne, Switzerland, on 30 January 1923, by the governments of Greece and Turkey. It involved at least 1.6 million people (1,221,489 Greek Orthodox from Asia Minor, Eastern Thrace, the Pontic Alps and the Caucasus, and 355,000 Muslims from Greece), most of whom were forcibly made refugees and de jure denaturalized from their homelands.

The population exchange was envisioned by the new state of Turkey as a way to formalize, and make permanent, the flight of its native Greek Orthodox peoples following their genocide (1914–1922), while initiating a new exodus of a smaller number of native Muslims from Greece to supply settlers for the now depopulated Greek Orthodox villages of Turkey, while Greece saw it as a way to supply its masses of propertyless Greek Orthodox refugees from Turkey with lands to settle from the exchanged native Muslims of Greece.

This major compulsory population exchange, or agreed mutual expulsion, was based not on language or ethnicity, but upon religious identity, and involved nearly all the indigenous Orthodox Christian citizens of Turkey (the Rûm "Roman/Byzantine" millet), including even Turkish-speaking Orthodox citizens, and most of the native Muslims of Greece, including even Greek-speaking Muslim citizens. Each group were citizens, and mostly native peoples, of the state seeking to expel them, and neither had representation in the state purporting to speak for them in the exchange treaty.

Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922)
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 25, 8:21am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If they love high taxes so much, why aren't they donating their fortunes to the government?
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 25, 11:38am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

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