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Has anyone here elected to relocate overseas [other than the military] for any reasonable length of time [more than six months]?

I have been considering moving out of the US for a few years now and the more I see, the more I want out. I don't shoot or hunt any more, so I don't care about having or using a firearm.

Israel and the Czech Republic are two contenders right now. I will not consider the UK or any Commonwealth nation. If any one has a suggestion, I would like to hear it.
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blueiron;13270430 said:
I have been to New Zealand and I do not like it.

I will look into Argentina. I am curious as to why the recommendation for there?
Israel is rather crowded but is a nice place to at least visit. They do not to this day have a constitution. I would recommend taking a tour of each spot that you can afford to visit. I have heard that the Phillipines is ideal for US retirees. The climate is not too bad, unless you go real far south, the economy is overall, affordable.

Argentina does have a nice size European and US expat community if I recall correctly.

Costa Rica might be good, but with the leftist trend in South America being what it is, be careful.

Italy can be a good place, even if it's part of the European Union, and for that matter Spain.

Take an RV tour in one country or global region of your choice for each year, if you have the budget for it. And, just enjoy life for awhile.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions, but the P.I. are out of the question. Was there as a Marine and disliked it. Same with Thailand [too many Euro-pervs] and S. Korea since the war was never settled.

I don't want a vacation, I want out.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions, but the P.I. are out of the question. Was there as a Marine and disliked it. Same with Thailand [too many Euro-pervs] and S. Korea since the war was never settled.

I don't want a vacation, I want out.
RV where you can, and decide by trying out the places that you go to would be my suggestion. There are volunteer organizations that could use a retired person's help and experience, which might help facilitate your goals.
 

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There are volunteer organizations that could use a retired person's help and experience, which might help facilitate your goals.


Sorry, but that is not for me.

I plan on returning my retired credentials to my former agency before I leave and I frankly have no desire to ever have anything to do with policing again. My goals are all academic now and a profession later.

Too many bad experiences.
 

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Stay away from Italy, the medical profession is terrible there.

My buddy's dad recently came from here from Italy because the doctors wanted to remove his bladder and give him a urine bag for the rest of his life. The docs here went in, removed some polyps, scraped him out and he is good to go.

Now he is going back.
 

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4949 thinks Italy is a nice place if it weren't for all those foreigners there. (Italians)

:rofl::rofl:
 

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blueiron;13279183 said:
Sorry, but that is not for me.

I plan on returning my retired credentials to my former agency before I leave and I frankly have no desire to ever have anything to do with policing again. My goals are all academic now and a profession later.

Too many bad experiences.
And here I thought burnout was only for folks currently working. :shocked:




Dude, come on out here to Kentucky for a few days. We're nice friendly folks, as long as you're outside of the major cities. Some of us are even nice folks who happen to have to live in a city for now...

I know you said you don't hunt...but you can always just enjoy the peace and quiet in the hills of Kentucky. And if you don't like it...move anyway, and we'll split your gear! :tongueout:
 

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And here I thought burnout was only for folks currently working. :shocked:




Dude, come on out here to Kentucky for a few days. We're nice friendly folks, as long as you're outside of the major cities. Some of us are even nice folks who happen to have to live in a city for now...

I know you said you don't hunt...but you can always just enjoy the peace and quiet in the hills of Kentucky. And if you don't like it...move anyway, and we'll split your gear! :tongueout:
Now there is an idea.:cool: I think that is what I am wanting. Some place quiet, not too hurried. Go to the city once in awhile to load up on supplies and return. And, have an RV handy so I can take the missus and myself and go bug the kid and perhaps grandchildren, should she have any offspring. Somehow I have an idea that would not be permanent.

Like many I have been born in the US, grew up in the US. But, the US is not the US as it once was. Especially since the time of FDR, things have been going pro socialism to a great degree, and now it is worse. There are people who I know of who are concerned about the possibility of the outbreak of hostilities within this country, as well as secession and what not as things get worse. I think the socialists currently involved in the citizen's lives are of a similar mindset, hence the reasons for wanting to remove guns, (concerning the more extreme of them).

I am not at an age to want to endure it, but the time of the end is near enough at hand; where regardless where a person may go, you are going to have trouble knocking nearby. That's the way it is.

I have checked as well into what else there is in the globe, and I am of the mindset that it is best to serve God where He may want us to serve Him. Whether that is here currently in the US or elsewhere is up to Him.
 

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wprebeck;13281783 said:
And here I thought burnout was only for folks currently working. :shocked:




Dude, come on out here to Kentucky for a few days. We're nice friendly folks, as long as you're outside of the major cities. Some of us are even nice folks who happen to have to live in a city for now...

I know you said you don't hunt...but you can always just enjoy the peace and quiet in the hills of Kentucky. And if you don't like it...move anyway, and we'll split your gear! :tongueout:

I'm trying to find the time to swing down that way. I have some family there and in TN that I've never met.
 

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Even now, with all the changes in America...she's still the best country in the world.

One can't leave her behind, especially when she needs us the most. That's my official opinion on the matter. I'm not about to write off what has been the best thing in world history since a guy named Jesus started pissing off people with what he had to say.

Were it not for America, so many other countries wouldn't be free. We've done a lot for the world, no matter what the socialist assbags would have you believe. I posted a link to President Reagan's speech at the Brandenburg Gate ("Tear down this wall") over in PI. Like I said over there, I remember my German teacher watching the wall come down. He was a German who barely escaped with his parents when the wall went up. To see the joy in his eyes as it came down is something that still sticks with me, and I was just a young, dumb high school student back then.

That wouldn't have happened, were it not for America. We've a whole generation of kids that never heard of East Germany outside of a history book. That happened as a direct result of America and her ideals. Others followed our lead, but were it not for our wonderful leadership back then (along with a REAL Briton, the "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher), the changes in the world for freedom wouldn't have taken place.

We'd still be facing the threat of a large scale nuclear war. Compared to that, terrorism is nothing more than the sting of an annoying insect. If our political leaders would unloose the leash of our military, terrorists wouldn't operate anywhere near U.S. interests. If the leaders of terrorist groups were made to pay for the actions of their followers, this nonsense would stop. Again, President Reagan knew how to handle this crap. Just ask that Khadaffi guy. No more problems from him after a visit from a few F-111's.

Do that with ALL terrorist leaders and fianancial supporters, no matter what the useless world opinion is, and we'll fix the terrorist problem fairly quickly. Then, we can get back to working on this socialist nonsense.

Actually, if we vote out all the socialist idiots, then the rest will come on its own. Start with making voter ID mandatory. Imprison for a lengthy term, those who commit voter fraud. A penalty starting at around 20 years, no parole/probation, for the first offense sounds good. Have fair and honest elections, and we can change things back.

It's not going to be easy, but this country has given ALL of us something we should be thankful for. It's heading in what I believe to be the wrong direction, but we shouldn't abandon her now...not when she needs us.

So, that's why one should get the hell out of the cities. Country folks are MUCH friendlier, and they typically have more sense. They like their guns, they believe in God, and should you try to take either away, you're in for a fight. They're also good folks who'll help you out, even if they don't know you. I've been in need of some roadside assistance more than once (and even some on the water), and a good ol' boy will be toodlin down the road, and he'll stop to help you, no questions asked.

It's a great thing. I recommend it to everyone. Unless you're one of those turds that we all deal with...those folks can stay in the city.
 

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I'd love to jump ship after I retire but my wife won't have it, I'm sure. Well, hell, by that time she'll have divorced me anyway...
 

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wprebeck;13283681 said:
Again, President Reagan knew how to handle this crap. Just ask that Khadaffi guy. No more problems from him after a visit from a few F-111's.

Reagan is dead.

He did nothing for the 220 Marines that died in Beirut and exacted no price on those that did it. He was as worthless as the rest of the spineless presidents that this nation elects.

I was a Marine during this time and I will never forget his abandonment.
 
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