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    here is a comment from the Overseas Exile website -

    I'll offer my opinion since, while I agree that there's never a 'best' moment, there are far, far better moments than this even with the advantage of not having children in the mix.

    We just returned from Zurich, Switzerland, to the US after only one year as my Finnish OH doesn't like the US culture (Boston) and I have a complex love-hate relationship with my homeland, particularly in an election year. Even so, I couldn't leave Switzerland fast enough as these economic times breed nationalism which is witnessed in increasingly right-wing support in many countries and growing discontent with immigration policies.

    ... The europeans are all dropping back behind territorial lines and either raging at each other, raging at Germany (memories are long...) or, as in one editorial in Finnish I read last week, blaming America for this absolute clusterfuck of clowns in suits who still haven't been able to get things back on track after 3 years.

    When Swiss banking types speak in semi-hushed tones about stockpiling supplies for 3 months for when the banks collapse (note the when, not the if), even without all the gloom surrounding the current crisis, it makes you think about what's really going on and wonder what they know that you don't.

    Never underestimate the value of living somewhere that shares borders to the north and south with countries it has never declared war upon (or at least hasn't had centuries of feudal hatred) and knowing the language well enough to be employed and integrate. The US might be boring, but the EU may just get a bit too interesting by the end of the year if things continue the way they are.

    comment was dated 5/2/2012

    It is the highest impertinence ... in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, ... They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. - Adam Smith

    by treesrock on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 08:12:35 AM PDT

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