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by americorps
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12732

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

I challenge you to define what you are trying to say when you use the term PC crap.
by americorps
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12732

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

To change the attitudes of a person - or even a country, start with ONE SMALL STEP! Maybe I can provide, this ONE SMALL STEP; I have talents to cause change - for the bettement of Peru. I like challenges & realize this is an uphill battle; we will see in a few years if my "medicine" g...
by americorps
Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12732

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

As for defense attorneys, corrupt judges or "coveriung up the truth"; this is a major reason I am here in Peru. I got tired of the "stench" of those with POWER, who could care less about those that were WRONGED! So you came to a country where that situation is 10 times worse? I ...
by americorps
Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12732

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

So Fox News is responsible for anything that is said to them during an interview or by a contributor? Do you hold all the networks to the same standard? Your original statement seemed to suggest that during the news section of the broadcast, they would not only report that a woman was raped, but al...
by americorps
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12732

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

So Fox News is responsible for anything that is said to them during an interview or by a contributor? Do you hold all the networks to the same standard? Your original statement seemed to suggest that during the news section of the broadcast, they would not only report that a woman was raped, but al...
by americorps
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12732

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

I'm not saying you are wrong, I (as you request all the time from Chi Chi) am just asking for some evidence.... in 4 posts I have not seen any real evidence to back up you original statment that FOX NEWS "regularly cites what a woman is wearing when she was raped. It is a heartless neocon tren...
by americorps
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12732

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

You have got to be kidding, First of all, I mentioned that I normally would, but this particular poster blames everything in liberals, just look at his posting history. NEOCON rape comments Lie back and enjoy it Legitimate Rape some girls rape easy Rape Pregnancy a gift from God GOP LEGAL CHANGE TO...
by americorps
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12732

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

You have got to be kidding, First of all, I mentioned that I normally would, but this particular poster blames everything in liberals, just look at his posting history. NEOCON rape comments Lie back and enjoy it Legitimate Rape some girls rape easy Rape Pregnancy a gift from God GOP LEGAL CHANGE TO ...
by americorps
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12732

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

rama0929 wrote:
A human should know better, yet they do things that show they clearly don't... Case in point, letting Chi Chi wind you up :wink:


Good example, you think the world is better if you spend more time telling me not to troll or react to lies than you do telling chichi not to troll or lie.
by americorps
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12732

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

blaming the victim is inappropriate. True, but at the same time, you don't feed a pit bull biscuits with gravy on your hand, then wonder why your stupid ass got bit. Where does questioning the events leading up to the brouhaha end and "blaming the victim" begin? Especially when the Rashom...
by americorps
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12732

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

Defense attorneys tend to side with whoever will bring them the most money at the moment, not a political oint a view, but an economic, so yes, they tend to support dems who favor allowing citizens to remedy corporate abuse through the courts and they favor conservatives who support lower taxes and ...
by americorps
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12732

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

I realize for you it is a passion or faith in your beliefs far more than facts. If you want to do your own research about how has a history of questioning rape victims,liberal vs neocon, the truth is very clear..if you choose to see it. What you are confusing or skating around is that liberals are i...
by americorps
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: I want to buy a Magic Jack
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: I want to buy a Magic Jack

They sall Magic jack here at Radio Shack and I have seen it from time to time at other places.

I have used mine for 5 years without any problems.
by americorps
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12732

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

I consider it very sad and sort of uneducated those who insist on blaming victims of crime for being victims. I think we should strive for a world where we work harder telling men not to rape than we tell women not to be raped. We should spend more time teaching people NOT to rob than we should spe...
by americorps
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 9523

Re: the second amendment in action

Amerifox,. And your repeated refusal to address my by my proper nickname after being asked to repeatedly shows you to be immature, absurd and a troll. It is time you grow up and stop acting like an immature child. Americorps, this topic is about gun crimes and ownership. So, stop trolling. If you w...
by americorps
Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12732

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

I consider it very sad and sort of uneducated those who insist on blaming victims of crime for being victims. I think we should strive for a world where we work harder telling men not to rape than we tell women not to be raped. We should spend more time teaching people NOT to rob than we should spen...
by americorps
Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 9523

Re: the second amendment in action

chi chi wrote:
Amerifox,.


And your repeated refusal to address my by my proper nickname after being asked to repeatedly shows you to be immature, absurd and a troll.

It is time you grow up and stop acting like an immature child.
by americorps
Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 9523

Re: the second amendment in action

Don't know. There are guns and violent video games elsewhere in the world, where guns are available, and people don't pull the nonsense that they do in the states. That guy that killed more than 70 children on an island in Norway and the other teen that killed a few babies in a daycare center were ...
by americorps
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 9523

Re: the second amendment in action

Don't know. There are guns and violent video games elsewhere in the world, where guns are available, and people don't pull the nonsense that they do in the states. That guy that killed more than 70 children on an island in Norway and the other teen that killed a few babies in a daycare center were ...
by americorps
Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HER KIDS...
Replies: 58
Views: 6534

Re: HER KIDS...

I do not think anyone thinks what philip wants is unreasonable, nor do many think it is not better for the kids.

That is not the point anyone has made. the point they have made is how, often in Peruvian culture, they would react to this.
by americorps
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HER KIDS...
Replies: 58
Views: 6534

Re: HER KIDS...

Philip, I have to ask you, why did you post here. Clearly the advice is overwhelming in warning you of the culture clash you are in for. I think perhaps you did not want advice, but reassurance and a pat on the back and are quite vehemently avoiding hearing what years and years of experience is tryi...
by americorps
Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HER KIDS...
Replies: 58
Views: 6534

Re: HER KIDS...

Can we hold off posting for a few minutes? I need to run out and by more popcorn!I must say I am really enjoying this "slow motion train wreck". that seems sort of negative and creepy way to look at this. I just see it as someone new here has the same cultural clashes we have all had and ...
by americorps
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.
Replies: 30
Views: 2831

Re: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.

After college, I was a restaurant manager on the weekends - to make ends meet financially. It was a burger joint; but I made sure the "complaining custmers" were always treated professionally. At times, we messed up the cooking of a burger - medium instead of medium-rare; so we made anoth...
by americorps
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HER KIDS...
Replies: 58
Views: 6534

Re: HER KIDS...

I Their mother does know how I feel & wants to be "friends" with her children; I feel this is a MISTAKE! I. Again, you are placing your definitions and values on how a mother raised her children that are not yours. Especially in Peruvian culture, your insistance on being dominate and ...
by americorps
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Places to Eat Great Salads
Replies: 17
Views: 2300

Re: Places to Eat Great Salads

Salads are about the only kind of gringo food I miss in Peru. The only place I have found (to my surprise!) to get them is Bembos (altho they often do not have them on the menu board). Doesn't McDonalds have salads. In Europe they do. Burger King, McDonalds and Bembos all 3 have salads. So does Fri...
by americorps
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: You Know You Are a Conspiracy Theorist If…
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: You Know You Are a Conspiracy Theorist If…

Nobody has called him a liar or conspiracy theorist, his books are still current and used in many colleges. Quite simply, because he was able to back up his theories with provable data and not just making things up or filling in the holes with random possibilities. A huge difference....in fact..ALL...
by americorps
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Plugs

renodante wrote:because it's a disorganized cluster**** with barely any set standards for anything.



I suppose someone will be along in a minute taking great offense at your sweeping generalization....


but personally, I had to laugh and nod my head in agreement.
by americorps
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: You Know You Are a Conspiracy Theorist If…
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: You Know You Are a Conspiracy Theorist If…

you sort of forgot to add

and you are a little more paranoid than most


and you do not need facts, but only shadows to support your theories.
by americorps
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HER KIDS...
Replies: 58
Views: 6534

Re: HER KIDS...

Philip, 2 things, I have seen in certain families this is quite common and unlikely to change and if you try to change it, not only the mother, but the entire family will respond with distress. second, you may be in the household and now part of the family, but with all due respect, they are not you...
by americorps
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Places to Eat Great Salads
Replies: 17
Views: 2300

Re: Places to Eat Great Salads

You might see in another thread that I once had a bad experience with San Antonio. I had their tuna salad as did my partner and we were sicker than dogs. However, we have been eating regularly at San Antonio and consider that a freak incident, and one they responded to very positively. They told us ...
by americorps
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.
Replies: 30
Views: 2831

Re: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.

In-and-out is the best burger from any chain in North America that I have tasted. Five Guys are good too but while their burgers taste good...they are also a lot greasier than In-and-out. As far as hygiene and getting sick from eating food in Peru or anywhere....the ONLY time I got food poisioning ...
by americorps
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Not flushing toilet paper?
Replies: 43
Views: 12168

Re: Not flushing toilet paper?

Our building just had a huge backup and it was from people flushing paper and other things (tampons) and such. Also, in many districts, you can actually be fined for doing so because the sewer systems are just not equipped to deal with it. I know it is a legal infraction in San Borja and Lince, but ...
by americorps
Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 9523

Re: the second amendment in action

There were armed guards at Columbine There was one. I stated "all entrances" and "reliable." That one armed guard obviously wasn't worth a damn, was he? Virginia Tech has their own armed police force Every university does. They are not able to be at every entrance, all the time....
by americorps
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 9523

Re: the second amendment in action

The truth sadly maybe is that it's almost impossible to prevent things like this regardless of extra police staff at schools, extra tough gunlaws etc etc It would seem that if you had reliable security at all entrances, it would be almost impossible to pull off. There were armed guards at Columbine...
by americorps
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 9523

Re: the second amendment in action

Malarky, In a free and civilized society, if we torture we loose everything. The death penalty and torture are very seldom a deterrent unless perhaps in a tailiban type society. I will resist to the death surrendering all that I hold value in American to become a total police state for my security. ...
by americorps
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.
Replies: 30
Views: 2831

Re: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.

Of course chi chi does not get it quite right. 1 store was closed, several were fired and the rest of the staff is being re-trained. (I just was told by KFC) And of course chi chi´s suggestion that relying on street vendors will solve any sanitary issues is, as we all know, totally absurd and untrue.
by americorps
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 9523

Re: the second amendment in action

that response is very counter the essence of America. Justice is not supposed to be revenge, it is suppose to be respect of the law free from passion. And how many arms do we have to throw on this problem to fix it? Arm teachers? Lunch ladies? Then what next, mall cops? Cashiers? Bus drivers? Crossi...
by americorps
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why I think the recall of the mayor is stupid and corrupt
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Why I think the recall of the mayor is stupid and corrupt

During every administration in Peru. One politician or more are always chosen to take the blame for everything and sometimes removed from their position. It does not matter if the person is guilty or not. The point is act as a relief valve in regards to the general malcontent of a bad administratio...
by americorps
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why I think the recall of the mayor is stupid and corrupt
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Why I think the recall of the mayor is stupid and corrupt

It's everywhere like that. In Peru, it's clearly visible but in places like Europe and the US, it isn't visible because it's done behind people's back. I am not sure what that has to do with the discussion, I am not in a conversation comparing Peru with the rest of the world nor do I really care ab...
by americorps
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why I think the recall of the mayor is stupid and corrupt
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Why I think the recall of the mayor is stupid and corrupt

I am not against recalls nor the power of the people to make their voices heard in government, in fact I think it is essential for a strong government to be scared of its citizenry. That being said, the current recall is filed with corrption, lies and illogical decisions. 1. The signatures were coll...
by americorps
Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cheesecloth
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Cheesecloth

I asked my mother-in-law and she said to call it Manta de Cielo or bambula. She buys it at the farmers market from cheese vendors because, funny enough, cheese cloth is used in the making of cheese. I am not beng sarcastic, when she told me while it sounded quite obvious, but honestly, it never woul...
by americorps
Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat bringing a television/Misc electronics..
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: Expat bringing a television/Misc electronics..

The price of Televisions are higher here than the USA, but not by that much so usually the cost of shipping it from the USA is not worth it. There are lots of places to buy tv´s but here is one of the major vendors, check out their prices so you can make your own comparisons. http://www.hiraoka.com....
by americorps
Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 9523

Re: the second amendment in action

Well, the pro gun people generally ONLY compare the USA with the emerging world governments or they slice out bits of data like a surgeon and ignore any data that contradicts what they say, and the pure anti gun pople only compare the USA with Western Europe and Scandanavia. Black and white is almos...
by americorps
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Job vacancy with accommodation?
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Job vacancy with accommodation?

sometimes the hostels offer rooms with their jobs. The pay is very minimal. Try the bigger ones like Loki and flying Dog. Check the hostal chains.
by americorps
Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: THERE GOT-A-BE...
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: THERE GOT-A-BE...

I do not have one that I can spare, but I suggest you might want to consider returning to the radio shack and filling out the LIBRO DE RECLAMOS, it is a complaint book that goes to the consumer protection agency, INDECOPI and stress that you purchased it based on their advice and that their advice w...
by americorps
Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: WHERE DO I ...
Replies: 6
Views: 923

Re: WHERE DO I ...

Hey guys & gals, Where do I go to call the USA over the holidays; my wife has a cell phone, but she tells me it is expensive. I have been told there are special phone stations - to do same; but in Miraflores. Where would I go in Surquillo??? What is the cost per minute? Muchas gracias, Philip &...
by americorps
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Combating Altitude Sickness
Replies: 6
Views: 1122

Re: Combating Altitude Sickness

Maybe you misunderstand Oxygen. It is not a big deal. It is not like you have to go to a hospital and get special equipment, they sell little travel bottles at the airport and in some of the hotels they bring a bottle and mask to your room and others they pipe it directly into the room. Some people ...
by americorps
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Water Fountains
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: Water Fountains

I have seen them in the center too. I have also seen them in Casa´s y Idea´s
by americorps
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Santa Claus available for your home or party
Replies: 13
Views: 1843

Re: Santa Claus available for your home or party

Christmas Eve is fully booked, except for the Hora Loca (11pm - 1am) Christmas Day still has good availability for early morning (7-10) or afternoon 1-5) I also just had a cancellation tomorrow (Saturday) and since they had paid the deposit, if there are any last minute bookings, I will arrange a gr...

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