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2022-05-19 2:31:56 PM  
It happens everywhere Californians go.
 
2022-05-19 2:36:48 PM  
Austin TX unavailable for comment.
 
2022-05-19 2:37:32 PM  
FOX News

Stopped reading there. Bad subby. Bad, evil, wicked subby.
 
2022-05-19 2:38:38 PM  
What's the cost of living like compared to central/S.America - and are the Europeans just as attractive?

/weighing all the options
 
2022-05-19 2:39:01 PM  
Huh? Most of the people I know in Portugal like American expats. They aren't stupid Brits who think the EU should kowtow, and they're generally educated with money.
 
2022-05-19 2:39:07 PM  
Oh, snap!

/ from CA
// mind-boggling home prices here, would love to sell and move to a place like that..
 
2022-05-19 2:39:39 PM  
Fox News.
 
2022-05-19 2:45:20 PM  
fark off, Fox "News".

Bad subby! Bad!

I now find myself doubting the existence of California and Portugal.
 
2022-05-19 2:46:54 PM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: FOX News

Stopped reading there. Bad subby. Bad, evil, wicked subby.


Will there be a spanking?
 
2022-05-19 2:46:55 PM  

I know a guy: fark off, Fox "News".

Bad subby! Bad!

I now find myself doubting the existence of California and Portugal.


Christ. It's from the LA Times.
 
2022-05-19 2:47:33 PM  
"Fleeing" California or just..."moving?"

Sounds like the government has suspended their golden visa program after it was wildly successful, to the detriment/benefit of some locals.
 
2022-05-19 2:47:36 PM  

strutin: What's the cost of living like compared to central/S.America - and are the Europeans just as attractive?

/weighing all the options


Equal attractiveness, higher cost of living, but far fewer guns.
 
2022-05-19 2:47:39 PM  
What the hell is this?

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2022-05-19 2:47:40 PM  
Isn't this a repeat from a few days ago?

Anyway...I got my eye set on Italy, DON'T RUIN THIS FOR ME!
 
2022-05-19 2:48:13 PM  
Dumbass expat story, bro:
My crazy mother-in-law and her ex-husband moved to Ecuador when Obama was elected because America was about to be destroyed and blah blah blah. They moved back when tfg was put in office and wouldn't shut up about how they would have stayed in Ecuador if it wasn't for all the "Mexicans". I wish I was joking.

/crazy MIL isn't allowed to come to my house anymore and I refuse to go to any function where she is present.
 
2022-05-19 2:48:42 PM  

blasterz: The Reverend Sam Hill: FOX News

Stopped reading there. Bad subby. Bad, evil, wicked subby.

Will there be a spanking?


Fark is not your personal erot- oh, who am I even kidding anymore?
 
2022-05-19 2:48:48 PM  

Ragin' Asian: What the hell is this?

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Seriously...what kind of sketchy, fly-by-night Farker uses Boost Mobile?
 
2022-05-19 2:48:55 PM  
Literally fake news.
 
2022-05-19 2:50:38 PM  

wildcardjack: It happens everywhere Californians go.


You ever had a Texan move in next door though? Ugh.
 
2022-05-19 2:51:26 PM  
And sometimes the Portuguese come to California too
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2022-05-19 2:51:33 PM  
I love when Farkers collapse into a fetal position and wail about Fox News.
 
2022-05-19 2:51:38 PM  
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/obscure?
 
2022-05-19 2:51:38 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: blasterz: The Reverend Sam Hill: FOX News

Stopped reading there. Bad subby. Bad, evil, wicked subby.

Will there be a spanking?

Fark is not your personal erot- oh, who am I even kidding anymore?


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2022-05-19 2:51:41 PM  
Stuart, get out of here! Just get on the N5, take it west to the A12 and take that to the E1 to the airport and just go!
 
2022-05-19 2:53:39 PM  
Portuguese activists have reportedly taken to the streets to protest the gentrification caused by Americans

If only there were some way to verify this.
 
2022-05-19 2:55:03 PM  

jjorsett: I love when Farkers collapse into a fetal position and wail about Fox News.


Your sense of what is reality is pretty f*cking stupid.
 
2022-05-19 2:55:43 PM  

ltdanman44: [Fark user image 350x144]
/obscure?


Hell no, that's a great movie.
/ Getting to the point where I'd relocate if I could get in somewhere
// I'd just sit in the corner and not get in anyone's way
 
2022-05-19 2:56:20 PM  
Just another example of those with money being able to flee from the problems leaving the rest of us to try to fix things. Of course, eventually they just recreate the problems in their new location. You can run but you can't hide.
 
2022-05-19 2:56:47 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Portuguese activists have reportedly taken to the streets to protest the gentrification caused by Americans

If only there were some way to verify this.


Turnabout is fair play.

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2022-05-19 2:57:04 PM  

Ragin' Asian: What the hell is this?

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It's a pop up menu. Based upon a preview. You can either open the link in the same window, or create a new tab to view the link in so as not to disturb the page you are on.
 
2022-05-19 2:57:53 PM  
The important part should be if you move to a different country be humble and try to assimilate into the host culture.

/If you don't it may cause resentment from the locals. You chose to move there not the other way around.

// that said Fox News so highly suspicious
 
2022-05-19 2:58:09 PM  

raerae1980: Isn't this a repeat from a few days ago?

Anyway...I got my eye set on Italy, DON'T RUIN THIS FOR ME!


Greece is cheaper but I don't know if I could learn Greek at my age.  Portuguese is doable though so don't screw this up for me California- I've got a few years to go.
 
2022-05-19 2:59:38 PM  
Let me know when Portugal gets its own In-N-Out.
 
2022-05-19 3:02:30 PM  
the number of Americans living in Portugal has risen by 45% in the past year with many of those Americans moving from California

Yes, they have the most people. I would expect that more of the newcomers to any place would be California than would be from Wyoming.

You hear this deep thought a lot.  "All of the cars on the road are from New York or California.  That means everyone is leaving there."  If I applied this logic, I'd say that everyone is leaving Florida, because I see about 10 Florida plates every day.
 
2022-05-19 3:03:38 PM  
Portugal is probably a great place to live.  You can walk everywhere.  The food is great.  They don't have shootings every day.  You can get decent healthcare.  Wine is also cheap in Europe.  In America, we pay way to freaking much for wine.

As an American, the one thing that will annoy you is that any contractor you can find will barely show up and take forever to finish the job, but you get the same thing in Florida with the disadvantage that the Floridian does a halfass job and is likely casing how to break in when you're gone.
 
2022-05-19 3:04:04 PM  
I can't believe that The State Brimming With Very Intelligent Centrists™ would gentrify such that they're personally comfortable, and shoving locals out of their own neighborhoods. That is so unlike them. Take San Francisco, for example -- the shining light on the hill where a middle class income gets you ... *checks notes* okay bad example. MY BAD. I'm sure it won't be the same in Los Angeles or Sacramento or... OH CRAP
 
2022-05-19 3:04:42 PM  

strutin: and are the Europeans just as attractive?


Depends a bit on your taste for attractive.  A lot of Latin America still has a lot people in their 20s.  Portugal, like rather a lot of Europe, has a median age over 45 now and still going up.  Add in a town with other retired ex-pats and, well, it's a retirement community.

On the other hand, you have a lot more Chodus Americanus... (most common are rednecks with a big police union retirement package)... living in expat spots in Mexico or Costa Rica.  Not nearly as many in Portugal.  And not as many of the Russian tracksuit-wearing equivalent as in Bulgaria or Romania.
 
2022-05-19 3:05:55 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: raerae1980: Isn't this a repeat from a few days ago?

Anyway...I got my eye set on Italy, DON'T RUIN THIS FOR ME!

Greece is cheaper but I don't know if I could learn Greek at my age.  Portuguese is doable though so don't screw this up for me California- I've got a few years to go.


Heh, good luck!!   I've been working with an Italian tutor so I can lean the customs, blend in, disappear.....
 
2022-05-19 3:06:02 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: raerae1980: Isn't this a repeat from a few days ago?

Anyway...I got my eye set on Italy, DON'T RUIN THIS FOR ME!

Greece is cheaper but I don't know if I could learn Greek at my age.  Portuguese is doable though so don't screw this up for me California- I've got a few years to go.


cyrillic is more nonsensical than tonal languages. and tonal languages are nonsensical af.
 
2022-05-19 3:08:07 PM  

Rapmaster2000: As an American, the one thing that will annoy you is that any contractor you can find will barely show up and take forever to finish the job, but you get the same thing in Florida with the disadvantage that the Floridian does a halfass job and is likely casing how to break in when you're gone.


2004 I went to Athens for the Olympics (spectator, not participant). I seriously thought about staying there as I really only needed an internet connection and dhl for most of my work at the time. But if your internet connection went down, you might get a guy scheduled to come out that month if you were lucky. If you really lucky he showed up at some point within 3 days of the scheduled repair.

Decided it wasn't worth it.
 
2022-05-19 3:09:46 PM  

TheSubjunctive: strutin: and are the Europeans just as attractive?

Depends a bit on your taste for attractive.  A lot of Latin America still has a lot people in their 20s.  Portugal, like rather a lot of Europe, has a median age over 45 now and still going up.  Add in a town with other retired ex-pats and, well, it's a retirement community.

On the other hand, you have a lot more Chodus Americanus... (most common are rednecks with a big police union retirement package)... living in expat spots in Mexico or Costa Rica.  Not nearly as many in Portugal.  And not as many of the Russian tracksuit-wearing equivalent as in Bulgaria or Romania.


I'd love to live in a 'elected an anti-Bolsonaro' Brasil... omg the t h i c c n e s s
 
2022-05-19 3:10:41 PM  
sure the locals would be disappointed by my average sized penis. as long as i came, it's cool by me.
 
2022-05-19 3:12:55 PM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: FOX News

Stopped reading there. Bad subby. Bad, evil, wicked subby.


What are the 'approved' media sites?
 
2022-05-19 3:13:46 PM  
To become a Portuguese Citizen by marriage, I had to prove to the Consul that we had been married at least 3 years and I could hold a conversation in Portuguese. That was it. I had my passport in a couple of weeks, I think. It's been at least 5 years now.
 
2022-05-19 3:14:16 PM  

jjorsett: I love when Farkers collapse into a fetal position and wail about Fox News.


I love that you're willing to out yourself as the kind of con who thinks people looking at you in disgust like you just loudly shiat your pants in public is 'owning the libs'.
 
2022-05-19 3:16:04 PM  
A reprint of Fox "News" derp.

fark and no.
 
2022-05-19 3:16:33 PM  

Shaggy_C: Ragin' Asian: What the hell is this?

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Seriously...what kind of sketchy, fly-by-night Farker uses Boost Mobile?


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2022-05-19 3:17:12 PM  

Bslim: Shaggy_C: Ragin' Asian: What the hell is this?

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Seriously...what kind of sketchy, fly-by-night Farker uses Boost Mobile?

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Where you at, dawg?
 
2022-05-19 3:17:23 PM  

BeotchPudding: What are the 'approved' media sites?


The ones that tell us what we want to hear.   Echo chambers are prefered.
 
2022-05-19 3:20:06 PM  

Shaggy_C: Ragin' Asian: What the hell is this?

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Seriously...what kind of sketchy, fly-by-night Farker uses Boost Mobile?


Us poors/cripples don't have much choice. ( ._.)

/virgin mobile usa quit on us! bastards.
 
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