Retired Irish curmudgeon and part-time pirate. Currently hiding out in Ecuador
What we need are more offensive holding penalties!!
Ouch! Plumber needed to make a payment on his new yacht?
I have a foot in two camps here, HarryCK. My mother was from County Armagh in NI and I still have tons of relatives there. My father was 1/2 Arapaho and 1/2 Irish American.
Because my mother was born in 1913 – ten years before the Irish Partition, both my brother and I could (and did) claim and receive Irish citizenship & passports. I never chose to capitalize on my Native American heritage, although I am very proud of it.
I guess now, I’m considered a multi-national since I not only have U.S. and Irish citizenship but am now a voting citizen of Ecuador, as well!
You are spot on.
When I retired, in 2010, I worried about what would happen to me should I become seriously ill, even with the expensive insurance I carried.
The cost of living, and the social/political toxicity in the country was making me sick!
After doing my due diligence and investigating and exploring several options, I moved to Ecuador in early 2013 and have never had one second’s regret!
Ecuador – where the cost of living is 1/3 that in the States. We use the U.S. dollar for currency but believe me it goes a lot further than in the U.S.A. and we have National Health Insurance and excellent medical care for a fraction of the cost in the States.
Of course, it is advisable to be proficient in the Spanish-language and leave your prejudices back where you came from…
Have a good weekend, Affie.
The waffle soles and swoosh would come later.
HAPPY CLIMATE STRIKE DAY!!
Bush jacket? A bird in my hand’s better than a bird in a bush jacket.
Snickerdoodles? You smooth talkin’ devil, Opal!