Thankfully, Kerry has lots of time to windsurf now.

Thankfully, Kerry has lots of time to windsurf now.

Post by wind, rock, and sn » Sat, 06 Nov 2004 10:58:21


Looking forward to seeing John doing more windsurfing.  I'm so glad
for his potential windsurfing and the country too!  Reality in
windsurfing is so real.  I'd consider it a privelege to windsurf with
him.  Hell, I'm offering him a free ski lesson if he wants it should
we meet on the friendly slopes!  I'm not a hunter so I can't help him
there.  Maybe just maybe he can make a super contribution to the
windsurfing/kiting  world and quite honestly the fact that he does
both is great.

Wishing all windsurfers , regardless of politics, good wind, honesty,
reality.  "There ain't no Hollywood in windsurfing."

Ned

 
 
 

Thankfully, Kerry has lots of time to windsurf now.

Post by Ed » Sat, 06 Nov 2004 16:02:12

Agreed.  All kidding aside, the guy's a class act.  I am so thankful
that the Kerry campaign decided to concede in this election early and
call for unity so we can all get on with life, rather than the
indecision and divisiveness of the 2000 campaign.  I, too, would be
honored to sail or ski with the guy, and if he runs in 2008, I may just
vote for him too.

This is my last OT post on the subject.

-Ed


Quote:

> Looking forward to seeing John doing more windsurfing.  I'm so glad
> for his potential windsurfing and the country too!  Reality in
> windsurfing is so real.  I'd consider it a privelege to windsurf with
> him.  Hell, I'm offering him a free ski lesson if he wants it should
> we meet on the friendly slopes!  I'm not a hunter so I can't help him
> there.  Maybe just maybe he can make a super contribution to the
> windsurfing/kiting  world and quite honestly the fact that he does
> both is great.

> Wishing all windsurfers , regardless of politics, good wind, honesty,
> reality.  "There ain't no Hollywood in windsurfing."

> Ned


 
 
 

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Post by geekbo » Sun, 07 Nov 2004 12:11:44


Quote:
> Looking forward to seeing John doing more windsurfing.

        my sentiments exactly. while we're on the, uh, topic:

        one expatriate windsurfer seeks friendly, liberal
        country, good tech industry, english language optional.
        must have: good wind, minimal pollution, nice beaches,
        beautiful women, and tolerant attitude.

        seriously - where should i move? it's high time. i'm
        a US-based brit seeking a change of climate, sandy
        beaches included. top of my shortlist is NZ/Aus. is
        there anywhere else i should consider?

        regards,
        geekboy

 
 
 

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Post by Ed » Sun, 07 Nov 2004 17:55:15

Hey Geekboy-

Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

-Ed (more wind and waves for me!)


Quote:
>    one expatriate windsurfer seeks friendly, liberal
>    country, good tech industry, english language optional.
>    must have: good wind, minimal pollution, nice beaches,
>    beautiful women, and tolerant attitude.

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Jacobso » Sun, 07 Nov 2004 19:08:46

Wellington NZ might be a good choice. Very windy, and a variety of
windsurfing venues. Growing movie production scene is increasing the need
for tech workers. A very decent society, people more reserved than
Australians, but friendly. Beautiful women? Hmmm.... Well there certainly
are some, but maybe not enough to give a geekboy a shot at one.

Perth is the city with the best windsurfing in Australia, though Sydney and
Melbourne have pretty good windsurfing as well. Prospects for tech
employment are probably best in Sydney and Melbourne. Most all-round fun
place would be Sydney - great beaches right in the city, loads of
entertainment, dining, etc. Melbourne a bit more refined and intellectual.

I have windsurfed in all the above, and prefer Wellington, but they all are
good, and each place has a distinct personality. If you've got the brass,
take a scouting trip and visit each.

Capetown south africa has excellent beaches and stunning women, but not so
much tech industry, and kind of dicey poitics.


Quote:

> > Looking forward to seeing John doing more windsurfing.

> my sentiments exactly. while we're on the, uh, topic:

> one expatriate windsurfer seeks friendly, liberal
> country, good tech industry, english language optional.
> must have: good wind, minimal pollution, nice beaches,
> beautiful women, and tolerant attitude.

> seriously - where should i move? it's high time. i'm
> a US-based brit seeking a change of climate, sandy
> beaches included. top of my shortlist is NZ/Aus. is
> there anywhere else i should consider?

> regards,
> geekboy

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Jacobso » Sun, 07 Nov 2004 19:13:22

I believe it's called voting with your feet.


Quote:
> Hey Geekboy-

> Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

> -Ed (more wind and waves for me!)


> > one expatriate windsurfer seeks friendly, liberal
> > country, good tech industry, english language optional.
> > must have: good wind, minimal pollution, nice beaches,
> > beautiful women, and tolerant attitude.

 
 
 

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Post by Florian Feuser /FFF » Sun, 07 Nov 2004 23:16:56


Quote:
> Hey Geekboy-

> Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

Classy comeback, Ed.
How about the sound of 55,949,407 doors slamming shut?

florian ///F

 
 
 

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Post by bsinclai » Mon, 08 Nov 2004 09:42:59

NZ....mountains, wind,waves. Very appealing.
How tough is it to retire there.
bs


Quote:
> Wellington NZ might be a good choice. Very windy, and a variety of
> windsurfing venues. Growing movie production scene is increasing the need
> for tech workers. A very decent society, people more reserved than
> Australians, but friendly. Beautiful women? Hmmm.... Well there certainly
> are some, but maybe not enough to give a geekboy a shot at one.

> Perth is the city with the best windsurfing in Australia, though Sydney
and
> Melbourne have pretty good windsurfing as well. Prospects for tech
> employment are probably best in Sydney and Melbourne. Most all-round fun
> place would be Sydney - great beaches right in the city, loads of
> entertainment, dining, etc. Melbourne a bit more refined and intellectual.

> I have windsurfed in all the above, and prefer Wellington, but they all
are
> good, and each place has a distinct personality. If you've got the brass,
> take a scouting trip and visit each.

> Capetown south africa has excellent beaches and stunning women, but not so
> much tech industry, and kind of dicey poitics.




> > > Looking forward to seeing John doing more windsurfing.

> > my sentiments exactly. while we're on the, uh, topic:

> > one expatriate windsurfer seeks friendly, liberal
> > country, good tech industry, english language optional.
> > must have: good wind, minimal pollution, nice beaches,
> > beautiful women, and tolerant attitude.

> > seriously - where should i move? it's high time. i'm
> > a US-based brit seeking a change of climate, sandy
> > beaches included. top of my shortlist is NZ/Aus. is
> > there anywhere else i should consider?

> > regards,
> > geekboy

 
 
 

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Post by Ed » Mon, 08 Nov 2004 11:17:36



Quote:
> How about the sound of 55,949,407 doors slamming shut?

More wind and waves for me!

Tee hee!

-Ed

 
 
 

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Post by Paul Braunbehren » Mon, 08 Nov 2004 11:40:23


 If you've got the brass,

Quote:
> take a scouting trip and visit each.
> \

I'll second that recommendation highly.  I have moved large distances
several times in my life, and I can tell you that the best thing to do
is to put EVERYTHING in storage, and go live there for a month.  Once
when moving we sold a lot of stuff to make the move easier, only to
find that re buying all that ***on the other end was breaking our
financial backs.
 
 
 

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Post by Jay Halfor » Tue, 09 Nov 2004 05:35:19

I second that. It gets really expensive.

I've bought and sold everything so many times that I've given up. I make it
a point to own almost nothing that isn't packable into a small van. I rent
furnished homes. My possessions consist of clothes (and not many of those),
toys, computer stuff for work, and 2 plastic file cabinets. I'd live in a
camper van if I could effectively work in one (need high speed net access at
all times when in work mode).

I am also looking to try NZ/AUS/SA for a long term visit. Not sure when
though. For me its not a desire to leave the States, just to try new places.

Jay




Quote:


> If you've got the brass,
>> take a scouting trip and visit each.
>> \

> I'll second that recommendation highly.  I have moved large distances
> several times in my life, and I can tell you that the best thing to do
> is to put EVERYTHING in storage, and go live there for a month.  Once
> when moving we sold a lot of stuff to make the move easier, only to
> find that re buying all that ***on the other end was breaking our
> financial backs.

 
 
 

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Post by wind, rock, and sn » Tue, 09 Nov 2004 09:57:18

Don't let the door hit you in ass, ibid!  Hell, move to CA or NY,
great beaches but your vote won't count nationally .  Hell, better
yet, move to a city in a blue state sort of like NYC cause they
elected Hillary and she don't windsurf but she does portray wind.
Futhermore, the liberal BS is great.  I'm from NY and totally
unliberal but rather simple and cheap so don't I need libs telling me
the gov't has agot a better way to spend my money, and I do not
appreciate the NY libs canceling my conservative vote.  But I'm so
glad John's windsurfing skills have a chance to go up.  When John
windsurfs, he clearly experiences the basic fact that unrealistic
idealism sucks.
Quote:

> Wellington NZ might be a good choice. Very windy, and a variety of
> windsurfing venues. Growing movie production scene is increasing the need
> for tech workers. A very decent society, people more reserved than
> Australians, but friendly. Beautiful women? Hmmm.... Well there certainly
> are some, but maybe not enough to give a geekboy a shot at one.

> Perth is the city with the best windsurfing in Australia, though Sydney and
> Melbourne have pretty good windsurfing as well. Prospects for tech
> employment are probably best in Sydney and Melbourne. Most all-round fun
> place would be Sydney - great beaches right in the city, loads of
> entertainment, dining, etc. Melbourne a bit more refined and intellectual.

> I have windsurfed in all the above, and prefer Wellington, but they all are
> good, and each place has a distinct personality. If you've got the brass,
> take a scouting trip and visit each.

> Capetown south africa has excellent beaches and stunning women, but not so
> much tech industry, and kind of dicey poitics.




> > > Looking forward to seeing John doing more windsurfing.

> > my sentiments exactly. while we're on the, uh, topic:

> > one expatriate windsurfer seeks friendly, liberal
> > country, good tech industry, english language optional.
> > must have: good wind, minimal pollution, nice beaches,
> > beautiful women, and tolerant attitude.

> > seriously - where should i move? it's high time. i'm
> > a US-based brit seeking a change of climate, sandy
> > beaches included. top of my shortlist is NZ/Aus. is
> > there anywhere else i should consider?

> > regards,
> > geekboy

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Jacobso » Tue, 09 Nov 2004 11:24:25

"simple and cheap", indeed....



Quote:
> Don't let the door hit you in ass, ibid!  Hell, move to CA or NY,
> great beaches but your vote won't count nationally .  Hell, better
> yet, move to a city in a blue state sort of like NYC cause they
> elected Hillary and she don't windsurf but she does portray wind.
> Futhermore, the liberal BS is great.  I'm from NY and totally
> unliberal but rather simple and cheap so don't I need libs telling me
> the gov't has agot a better way to spend my money, and I do not
> appreciate the NY libs canceling my conservative vote.  But I'm so
> glad John's windsurfing skills have a chance to go up.  When John
> windsurfs, he clearly experiences the basic fact that unrealistic
> idealism sucks.




Quote:
> > Wellington NZ might be a good choice. Very windy, and a variety of
> > windsurfing venues. Growing movie production scene is increasing the
need
> > for tech workers. A very decent society, people more reserved than
> > Australians, but friendly. Beautiful women? Hmmm.... Well there
certainly
> > are some, but maybe not enough to give a geekboy a shot at one.

> > Perth is the city with the best windsurfing in Australia, though Sydney
and
> > Melbourne have pretty good windsurfing as well. Prospects for tech
> > employment are probably best in Sydney and Melbourne. Most all-round fun
> > place would be Sydney - great beaches right in the city, loads of
> > entertainment, dining, etc. Melbourne a bit more refined and
intellectual.

> > I have windsurfed in all the above, and prefer Wellington, but they all
are
> > good, and each place has a distinct personality. If you've got the
brass,
> > take a scouting trip and visit each.

> > Capetown south africa has excellent beaches and stunning women, but not
so
> > much tech industry, and kind of dicey poitics.




> > > > Looking forward to seeing John doing more windsurfing.

> > > my sentiments exactly. while we're on the, uh, topic:

> > > one expatriate windsurfer seeks friendly, liberal
> > > country, good tech industry, english language optional.
> > > must have: good wind, minimal pollution, nice beaches,
> > > beautiful women, and tolerant attitude.

> > > seriously - where should i move? it's high time. i'm
> > > a US-based brit seeking a change of climate, sandy
> > > beaches included. top of my shortlist is NZ/Aus. is
> > > there anywhere else i should consider?

> > > regards,
> > > geekboy

 
 
 

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Post by Ben Kaufma » Tue, 09 Nov 2004 15:42:00


<snip>
Quote:
>Futhermore, the liberal BS is great.  I'm from NY and totally
>unliberal but rather simple and cheap so don't I need libs telling me
>the gov't has agot a better way to spend my money, and I do not
>appreciate the NY libs canceling my conservative vote.  But I'm so

<snip>

Better check your facts.  The Bush administration as done some  record spending.
"...overall federal expenditures have grown to an estimated $2.31 trillion for
the budget year that started October 1. That is up from $1.86 trillion in
President Clinton's final year, a rate of growth not seen for any three-year
period since 1989 to 1991. ..."

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/01/06/elec04.prez.bush.spending.ap/

Ben

 
 
 

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Post by bsinclai » Tue, 09 Nov 2004 18:44:37

Quote:
> Better check your facts.

Facts are "liberal BS", Ben.
bs

Quote:

> <snip>
> >Futhermore, the liberal BS is great.  I'm from NY and totally
> >unliberal but rather simple and cheap so don't I need libs telling me
> >the gov't has agot a better way to spend my money, and I do not
> >appreciate the NY libs canceling my conservative vote.  But I'm so
> <snip>

> Better check your facts.  The Bush administration as done some  record
spending.
> "...overall federal expenditures have grown to an estimated $2.31 trillion
for
> the budget year that started October 1. That is up from $1.86 trillion in
> President Clinton's final year, a rate of growth not seen for any
three-year
> period since 1989 to 1991. ..."

> http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/01/06/elec04.prez.bush.spending.ap/

> Ben