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Let me just clarify something. I am where I am for the same reason as every other expatriate - tax free dosh. When I'm done, I'm out of here. It makes me sick when the left starts bleating about how your country is turning into a plce stte (fill in the missing vowels) cos I have first hand experience of one and the left doesn't know what it's talking about. I think that the problem is that neither the left nor the right have an analysis which fits this region - both are too committed to dogma which doesn't apply. The right thinks that everyone wants a happy clappy democracy. Wrong. I think the Agent has it about right - some people are addicted to tyranny. The left thinks that everything the west does is wrong and that the rest of the world is full of lovely, peaceful people oppressed by the big bad US. Wrong. A lot of the rest of the world is in a pre medieval state and doesn't have any apparent desire to emerge from it. When the left goes on about america being the third reich and "hedge" being H*tler, it just makes me want to puke because they haven't got a clue what they're talking about. By the way tigermann, my friends would find the idea that I am left wing comical to say the least. Ányway it's interesting to debate this with you guys - lets hope for all our sakes that my pessimistic take on things is not on the money.

It's evening for me now so I'm off to have a large G & T. I'll stand a round for anyone else who cares to join me, tho probably too early in the day for you guys!
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