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by captcosmic
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Welfare in Belgium
Replies: 173
Views: 8778

Re: Welfare in Belgium

I find it inte5sting that some one told you that you could only receive one earo for age discrimination. The Belgium law says: The victim can also choose to claim fixed damages of: six months of salary as moral and material damages, to be reduced to three months salary if the employer proves that th...
by captcosmic
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Oqa or Uqa
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Oqa or Uqa

Has anyone tried this delicious tuber? My wife baked us some the other day and my little girl just loved them!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalis_tuberosa
by captcosmic
Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Welfare in Belgium
Replies: 173
Views: 8778

Re: Welfare in Belgium

It's not that hard to get a job, it took me 3 months to get 3 jobs when i was back 3 years ago. There is lots of foreigners working for very little in the take awsys tho. It depends off your prior work experience, age and qualifications. I've been looking for a job for years. 2 years ago, I travell...
by captcosmic
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Inheritance in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 1817

Re: Inheritance in Peru

There is a lawyer who answers questions at times on this board. ABEJORRO is his username. Peruvian inheritance law is based on old Spanish law. But like the above post I would pay a qualified lawyer and take his advice.
by captcosmic
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for health insurance / having a baby
Replies: 13
Views: 2204

Re: Options for health insurance / having a baby

I know this may not be up to date because my twins are four years old. They were born in Lima at a private hospital in Magdalena, I believe. There were two OBGyNs delivering the babies. Each baby had their own pediatrician and there were a gaggle of nurses as well in the OR. My wife was in the hospi...
by captcosmic
Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Welfare in Belgium
Replies: 173
Views: 8778

Re: Welfare in Belgium

Out of curiousity how do Americans feel about the European welfare systems? I sometimes get the impression that a large amount think of it as something pretty evil, especially the those that lean to the right. Just from listening to half the rubbish that gets mentioned on news channels like Fox and...
by captcosmic
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How to get rid of land invadors?
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: How to get rid of land invadors?

So what you are saying is maybe.. just maybe there are people who might want to live in tents, or boxes, or a caravan, or under a bridge? People who don't want to live in an apartment? But shouldn't the all powerful and knowing socialistic government, the same one that knows what is best for everyon...
by captcosmic
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How to get rid of land invadors?
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: How to get rid of land invadors?

Do it the Belgian way... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2695839/Gypsies-driven-Belgian-town-DJ-playing-Dire-Straits-blast.html Those poor people. They are just wanting a place to live, somewhere to park they caravans. How could that mayor be so cruel! I think mayor is some kind of monster!...
by captcosmic
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Mt. Dew
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: Mt. Dew

Come one it is just a can of Mt. Dew. Yes it is full of sugar, and is probably bad for me. But I don't have it flowing through my veins! :) I was just happy I could get a little taste of the US. :lol: You don't always have to ruin a guy's high with your negativity? :(
by captcosmic
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Is Peru becoming a Muslim country?
Replies: 8
Views: 3567

Re: Is Peru becoming a Muslim country?

Chichi's article states there are 400 Muslims in Lima. With a population of about 8.5 million, that represents 0.0047% of the population. I think there are much more tan 400 Muslims in Peru and the amount is growing too. If there were only 400 Muslims then there won't be so many organisations for t...
by captcosmic
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Is Peru becoming a Muslim country?
Replies: 8
Views: 3567

Re: Is Peru becoming a Muslim country?

http://www.islamicbulletin.org/newsletters/issue_14/peru.aspx Islam is the most popular and most growing religión in the world. In Europe and the US a record number of people are converting to Islam after 9/11. http://www.sultan.org/articles/convert.html http://myfellowamerican.us/stories/american_...
by captcosmic
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Mt. Dew
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: Mt. Dew

Man you guys have been holding out on me. I really like Inka Cola, but it ain't like doing the Dew. :) :)
by captcosmic
Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Mt. Dew
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Mt. Dew

Not sure if there are any Mt. Dew fans out there. But my wife just bought three cans at Tottus! It was the only three left! Any one else seen them around?
by captcosmic
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 2996

Re: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world

The Palestinians had a chance at a cease fire. They do not want peace. They just want to kill Israelis.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/15/world/mea ... st-crisis/
by captcosmic
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: San Bojra
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: San Bojra

Thank you both! :)
by captcosmic
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: San Bojra
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

San Bojra

Do any of you all live in San Borja? If you do, whats the best area in your humble opinion?
by captcosmic
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Home for sale!
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Home for sale!

Thanks!! We posted it in the paper on a sunday and the now owner called on Monday. He came to see it thrice, and bought it. It took almost three weeks to come to an agreement. Mostly due to the fact of the how much taxes he did not want to pay. We wound up lowering the sales price to offset his tax ...
by captcosmic
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Now wash your hands!
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Now wash your hands!

Did someone mention "hovering?" :) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/17/toilet-seat-liners-covers-pointless-bacteria-germs_n_5500416.html I know this is not an issue in most places in Lima. They don't have the liners, much less seats! Well some of the chains have seats in their toilets...
by captcosmic
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Now wash your hands!
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Now wash your hands!

I read a novel years ago, about a guy who had his family killed by terrorists in Belfast I believe. To get them back, he infected US currency with a highly contagious disease. He then sent them the cash as a donation. The plague only kills the female side of the population. I think it is called The ...
by captcosmic
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Home for sale!
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Home for sale!

SOLD!! :) :) :)
by captcosmic
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvians prefer apartment that offers more than a good p
Replies: 7
Views: 1436

Re: Peruvians prefer apartment that offers more than a good p

Sounds pretty sweet to me!! An apartment and you get the good amenities all to yourself! :lol:
by captcosmic
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvians prefer apartment that offers more than a good p
Replies: 7
Views: 1436

Re: Peruvians prefer apartment that offers more than a good p

Looks like Peruvians are starting to look at free time as well. Not just a place to hold up in while they are not at work! :)
by captcosmic
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: I want to buy a Panasonic Lumix FZ 200 camera
Replies: 14
Views: 2156

Re: I want to buy a Panasonic Lumix FZ 200 camera

The lens sounds nice. Constant 2.8 could come in handy, esp. when close to 24x and you're going to want to use a faster shutter speed for the added stability. The best camera you have is the one you have with you. Yea, amen to your last line. I have a good DSLR, multiple lenses. But I always end up...
by captcosmic
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for an expert to help me file back taxes in the US
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Looking for an expert to help me file back taxes in the US

Are you looking for some one in Peru or stateside? What state are you from if you are looking stateside?
by captcosmic
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: IRS and Taxes
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: IRS and Taxes

Maybe you can back that opinion up with some real world data. If you look at the data, unemployment has steady decreased despite the overburdening of the middle class and the government's job killing policies. Here is a good website where you probably won't find anything to back up your opinion. Tak...
by captcosmic
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: IRS and Taxes
Replies: 3
Views: 414

IRS and Taxes

Not sure if you US expats have seen this or not. With all the hot water the IRS is in, no wonder they are taking a different look at how they go after people.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-in ... e19063135/
by captcosmic
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: mohagany office wall unit
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: mohagany office wall unit

SOLD! :)
by captcosmic
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 2996

Re: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world

I honestly think you would sell your soul for those benefits. I am sure the terrorists think the same as you.

I am starting to feel ashamed of myself. One should never argue with someone who does not have the capacity to defend himself with solid reason.
by captcosmic
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 2996

Re: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world

And this has to do with Hamas and how the US should take on the Israeli terrorists? Unless you are advocating starting a fund for Hamas in Belgium or Peru?
by captcosmic
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 2996

Re: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world

I guess we should all just crawl up under a rock and surrender? I think the US should just withdrawal back and let the terrorists take over the world, even Belgium. Some one has to stand up to them. The US only made it worser. Life in Iraq was much better and safer under Saddam Hussein. The US dest...
by captcosmic
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Welfare in Belgium
Replies: 173
Views: 8778

Re: Welfare in Belgium

I wonder, since this is going on in the UK, how long until the rest of Europe catches on to looking into how much is being scammed by expats. Maybe the agencies should be trolling around on Expat blogs? :) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2646291/Spain-harbours-highest-number-expat-benefit-ch...
by captcosmic
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 2996

Re: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world

I guess we should all just crawl up under a rock and surrender? I think the US should just withdrawal back and let the terrorists take over the world, even Belgium. Some one has to stand up to them. Israel is on the front line. The fact that the crazies keep coming does not negate the fact that the ...
by captcosmic
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?
Replies: 161
Views: 12672

Re: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?

Good luck to you! Hope you find what you are looking for! Like I said before,I knew my wife on line for at least 2 years before I came down and did the touristy stuff. I had the advantage of knowing some one here. Well as well as you can know anyone on line. But with Skype and all I even met her dog...
by captcosmic
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Will there still be jobs in the future?
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: Will there still be jobs in the future?

I don't think the average tax payer in France is much in love with all the "free" stuff there. Working had, or creating new jobs, and when you get ahead, you just give it to those poor folks who can't work? Where do I sign up? Vivre le socialisme! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/1039057...
by captcosmic
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: LIDL and ALDI in Peru?
Replies: 21
Views: 1543

Re: LIDL and ALDI in Peru?

You can't possible believe that prices should be or are based on a scale related to minimum wage either in Peru or in Belgium? I think there are terms such as supply and demand, productions costs, transportation costs, profit margins, and of course wages and marginal benefits that dictate pricing. ...
by captcosmic
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Groups Help
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: The Groups Help

While I was fixing my wife's house for sale, I had a hell of a time finding spackling. You know the kind that comes in a plastic tub. Great to do quick repair of small cracks or old nail holes in cement and plaster board. Finally had to use a almost pure cement mix that came dry in a tub. http://www...
by captcosmic
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: LIDL and ALDI in Peru?
Replies: 21
Views: 1543

Re: LIDL and ALDI in Peru?

The main benefit than Peruvians get is that the 'plastic carrier bags'' are free. :roll: Tottus and Plaza Vea are already pretty cheap for many products. Of course imported food like some cheese, wine, etc. will always be more expensive in Peru. As the mínimum wage in Peru is on average around 5 ti...
by captcosmic
Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 2996

Re: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world

If only Hamas would send out warning where they were going to bomb.

http://www.businessinsider.com/israel-i ... are-2014-7
by captcosmic
Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 2996

Re: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2689705/Iraqi-government-forces-accused-executing-hundreds-Sunni-prisoners-revenge-ISIS-advance-cities.html ISIS raises $1 million a day by selling Iraqi oil. On top of the billions they stole when raiding the central bank of Iraq. Do you feel as sorry for th...
by captcosmic
Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 2996

Re: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world

Before you said "Israel should have been attacked to liberate the Palestinians." Now you say they should just go live someplace else and be happy? Yes antisemitism is on the rise. Know it or not, saying things like the Israel is the biggest terrorist in the world, is very antisemitic. It ...
by captcosmic
Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Welfare in Belgium
Replies: 173
Views: 8778

Re: Welfare in Belgium

http://jobview.monster.com/Flight-Attendant-Job-Denver-CO-136533754.aspx https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/17215660?trk=vsrp_jobs_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A220983751405122660493%2CVSRPtargetId%3A17215660%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/17045546?trk=vsrp_jobs_res_...
by captcosmic
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Process of Marraige in Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Process of Marraige in Peru

I am in London, and my girlfriend lives in Lima. I hope to return to Peru in a couple of months, and want to marry my girlfriend in Peru. Can anyone tell me of the requirements? Necessary paperwork? Any information at all would be nice... Here is a good post for you to read. http://theultimateperul...
by captcosmic
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crocodile crashed an aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Crocodile crashed an aircraft

Was the croc on the manifest or just stopping by for a little brunch after the plane crashed? I would dare venture that more than likely the plane crashed due to poor piloting and not a croc loose on board. It does make for an interesting news/aviation story.
by captcosmic
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: why has the weather changed.
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: why has the weather changed.

isn't this an "el niño" year? or "la niña" where we are. Yes we are full into a niño year. Not good for the development of hurricanes in the Atlantic, but very good for the development of tropical cyclones across the Pacific. All of this is either good or bad for the countries t...
by captcosmic
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Welfare in Belgium
Replies: 173
Views: 8778

Re: Welfare in Belgium

You know, it is hard for me to understand welfare, or the mindset of some one eternally on welfare. I can read about it, but in my 50 plus years I have never taken a handout. Since I was 15, not even a penny from my own parents. I find it hard to believe that any one in Peru can't find a job. I see ...
by captcosmic
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 2996

Re: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world

The Jews should not be there? "The current location is not a good choice?" Never mind the fact that the Jewish people have maintained a well-documented, unbroken presence in Israel for well over 3,000 years! Don't forget as well that the Jewish state was first recognized by the League of ...
by captcosmic
Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 2996

Re: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world

chi chi, since you trollishly believe N Korea is bustling with an ever growing tourism industry be sure to share photos (if you're allowed to even take photos, photography and interaction with the locals is tightly controlled in this Socialist paradise) from your vacation the next time you jet over...
by captcosmic
Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 2996

Re: The most dangerous and brutal terrorists in the world

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2682995/Israel-puts-40k-troops-alert-ground-offensive-airstrikes-Gaza-leave-10-Palestinians-dead.html In the US, 9/11 was only a one day event but in Palestine, it's 9/11, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I don't understand why the US attacked Afghanistan and I...

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