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by JoshuS
Thu May 05, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 148
Views: 17760

Re: Osama Bin Laden Dead.

They took pictures, they got confirmation at the scene from witnesses (including his wife), they got DNA evidence. For most people, that is sufficient. For those who doubt, it won't matter how much proof is shown. If they have a dozen expert witnesses do independent testing of the DNA, a million pi...
by JoshuS
Thu May 05, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 148
Views: 17760

Re: Osama Bin Laden Dead.

Whatever it is, I'm sure that even Lybian enemies of Gaddafi, who want him dead, don't have any illusions of the air strikes bringing them any "peace", "democracy", "freedom" or whatever is the reason of this as shown on television in the USA. They know pretty well wha...
by JoshuS
Wed May 04, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 148
Views: 17760

Re: Osama Bin Laden Dead.

Whatever it is, I'm sure that even Lybian enemies of Gaddafi, who want him dead, don't have any illusions of the air strikes bringing them any "peace", "democracy", "freedom" or whatever is the reason of this as shown on television in the USA. They know pretty well wha...
by JoshuS
Wed May 04, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 148
Views: 17760

Re: Osama Bin Laden Dead.

This is sending the poor of this country to kill the poor of those Muslim countries. This is trading blood for oil, this is genocide, and to most of the world: We are the terrorists. I think this is true. I've been around the world and I'd say this is the prevailing sentiment everywhere. And such s...
by JoshuS
Wed May 04, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 148
Views: 17760

Re: Osama Bin Laden Dead.

Okay.. I am obviously missing something. Yes, you are. This picture had evidently been released on main stream media: http://www.euronews.net/2011/05/02/dead-bin-laden-photo-is-a-fake/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/02/osama-bin-laden-photo-fake http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-2005...
by JoshuS
Wed May 04, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 148
Views: 17760

Re: Osama Bin Laden Dead.

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over” Joseph Goebbels Another piece of evidence as to how they're manufacturing the big lie as they go alon...
by JoshuS
Tue May 03, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 148
Views: 17760

Re: Osama Bin Laden Dead.

Actually, the video is still there, Josh. No black hand censoring content on YouTube, but now that you know its still there, why not watch it again and tell me how reputable you really think it is, being as objective as you can: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etBdvumFT8E&feature=player_embedded...
by JoshuS
Tue May 03, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 148
Views: 17760

Re: Osama Bin Laden Dead.

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use...
by JoshuS
Mon May 02, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 148
Views: 17760

Re: Osama Bin Laden Dead.

Beware of the photos images of "dead Bin Laden" (he's been dead for a long time...) being plastered all over main stream news, watch this video about how they faked the photosbefore they take it down.
by JoshuS
Mon May 02, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 148
Views: 17760

Re: Osama Bin Laden Dead.

Timely and interesting PR from the US Government...and how interesting, no body, quickly shot in the head, and rapidly disposed of out in the sea. One has to be a fool to believe such propaganda.
by JoshuS
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru: Campaigning a World Away From Reality
Replies: 12
Views: 1827

Re: Peru: Campaigning a World Away From Reality

My sentiments and opinion expressed in this article: Peru’s Presidential Elections: Campaigning a World Away From Reality http://upsidedownworld.org/main/peru-archives-76/2985-perus-presidential-elections-campaigning-a-world-away-from-reality Thanks for posting, very good piece. The opinions in it ...
by JoshuS
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: It seems we're doomed....again
Replies: 63
Views: 8003

Re: It seems we're doomed....again

Also note he has a personal grudge against the US (their at least tacit support of the 2002 coup) which explains a lot of the anti-US rhetoric & poor relations the countries have had in recent years. Chavez doesn't blow hot air when he takes a stand against US predatory, rapacious and vicious f...
by JoshuS
Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: It seems we're doomed....again
Replies: 63
Views: 8003

Re: It seems we're doomed....again

Encuesta CPI: Humala 21,2%, Keiko 19%, Toledo 18,6% y PPK 16,1% http://elcomercio.pe/politica/733682/noticia-encuesta-cpi-humala-212-keiko-19-toledo-186-y-ppk-161 Really, make sure not to have to many savings on your Peruvian bank account. This may get potentially nasty. I guess it's a matter of pe...
by JoshuS
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What the Heck?
Replies: 10
Views: 1821

Re: What the Heck?

The way things are starting to look here in the States scenes like those in the LIP video might not be too far fetched. Expectantly, the war against workers and unions which has started in Wisconsin for example, hasn't even been reported by main stream media as it should, and as "austerity"...
by JoshuS
Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Police attacked gays kissing in the center of Lima
Replies: 61
Views: 9084

Re: Police attacked gays kissing in the center of Lima

Here's an attempt at explaining the biology of homosexuality, for those who'd like to understand further.

Homosexuality
by JoshuS
Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Police attacked gays kissing in the center of Lima
Replies: 61
Views: 9084

Re: Police attacked gays kissing in the center of Lima

.... and don´t you think that religious people are the most hypocritical of all? If your "Jesus" had been real and came back to earth , I think the last thing he would be is a christian..I think the worst times and places for any minority have always been and will always be in the most re...
by JoshuS
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Police attacked gays kissing in the center of Lima
Replies: 61
Views: 9084

Re: Police attacked gays kissing in the center of Lima

Think Peru is ready for Gay Marriage? Think again. Translated: http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Felcomercio.pe%2Flima%2F713170%2Fnoticia-policias-agredieron-gays-que-se-besaban-centro-lima&sl=es&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8 Spanish: http://elcomercio.pe/lima/713170/noticia-...
by JoshuS
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Egypt Action, So hows Peru/South America?
Replies: 16
Views: 2687

Re: Egypt Action, So hows Peru/South America?

Now that Mubarak is gone, it has only started. Egyptians need not forget, he was just the puppet, there won't be any triumph until the US / Israel meddling stops. And in order for that to happen, a participatory popular democracy process, elected by THE PEOPLE must be implemented, anything short of ...
by JoshuS
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I'm a coming!
Replies: 49
Views: 6407

Re: I'm a coming!

You type the same post everywhere, I am going to travel to Tarapoto and see if it is as good as you make out! You are correct though, Lima es crap. No, I am not a salesman. I don't like money. Money is responsible for many crimes and poverty. Money is the worst invention ever. Hey Euroman, you migh...
by JoshuS
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Egypt Action, So hows Peru/South America?
Replies: 16
Views: 2687

Re: Egypt Action, So hows Peru/South America?

I waited for someone else to start this thread (hehehe). It is amusing how the US is straddling the fence on this one. Democracy vs US interests. Personally I would like democracy to prevail, the will of the people, but there are underlying fears of Egypt becoming like IRAN after the overthrow of t...
by JoshuS
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: water issues in Peru?
Replies: 36
Views: 4217

Re: water issues in Peru?

JoshuS has copied and pasted lots of climate change skepticism stuff on this board and then on this thread he says that CO2 is a pollutant. He doesn't seemed to have understood what he was copying and pasting. If you really don’t believe CO2 causes global warming it’s a bit difficult to understand ...
by JoshuS
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: water issues in Peru?
Replies: 36
Views: 4217

Re: water issues in Peru?

No climate change is about atoms, molecules, radiation and laws of physics who I’m afraid have no political allegiance and wouldn’t know an evil free market if it hit them in the face. Basically they deny all knowledge of the conspiracy being waged in their name though I suppose for that reason you...
by JoshuS
Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: water issues in Peru?
Replies: 36
Views: 4217

Re: water issues in Peru?

Just more of the imaginery "global-warming" alarmist propoganda. Anyway we can just do what our ancestors did for tens of thousands of years....move somewhere else...migrate to Iquitos or Tarapoto. :lol: This has been debated ad nauseam here . I agree that global climate has, is and will ...
by JoshuS
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Sexism and Peruvian Election
Replies: 51
Views: 6810

Re: Sexism and Peruvian Election

Anyone is qualified, sarah palin, Reagan etc.. What are the qualifications? Politics does not require a degree or intellegence. Requires that you can convince people to vote against Their own interest for the benefit of the politician. Tupac you're so right on...just like Obama is brand, like Benet...
by JoshuS
Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cramer on investing in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Cramer on investing in Peru

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OupiTh1lii4&feature=youtube_gdata_player Do not have the date but Peru is making a name Besides media buffoons like Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Jon Steward, Stephen Colbert et al, now we have to deal with the financial buffoons. Cramer is the buffoon con priest , of...
by JoshuS
Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: I suppose we ought to feel good about this
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: I suppose we ought to feel good about this

Peru's economy is booming and yet they need a LOAN FOR DISASTERS? Where did all the money go? You would think that from all the imports and exports (taxes) that they would not have a financial deficit in the gov't. Peru still dependent on international funds? The funds will never make it to the peo...
by JoshuS
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying Water
Replies: 45
Views: 15527

Re: Buying Water

We always drink water from the tap and all people I knew do it and never felt sick. I think that bying those bidons is more a way to show your neigboors that you are rich and better than them. It's a statussymbol. It`s also known that the people who sell those bidons or containers just fill them up...
by JoshuS
Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3rd Most Dynamic City -Lima
Replies: 35
Views: 4762

Re: 3rd Most Dynamic City -Lima

Joshsu, you are wearing the same glasses as I. :-). Yes, everything is booming in Peru but the common people are marching to a different beat . Actually I don't wear any type of "glasses", so I can see things as they are, but one thing is for sure, we both seem to have "fallen down t...
by JoshuS
Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3rd Most Dynamic City -Lima
Replies: 35
Views: 4762

Re: 3rd Most Dynamic City -Lima

] Peru may have diversified its exports through FTAs, but at what cost? This is not part of the discourse either, again cui bono? What kind of policies were implemented to ensure a more fair distribution of FTA profits? Last year, only a handful of people benefited. Without rosy glasses, a trade cu...
by JoshuS
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3rd Most Dynamic City -Lima
Replies: 35
Views: 4762

Re: 3rd Most Dynamic City -Lima

Unlike Josh, I don´t see the sky falling any time soon. It's called properly contextualizing information, presenting them as they are within current worldwide events. Something PR articles like the above deliberately don't delve into for obvious reasons. You can leave your "the sky falling any...
by JoshuS
Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3rd Most Dynamic City -Lima
Replies: 35
Views: 4762

Re: 3rd Most Dynamic City -Lima

Alpineprince wrote:I think they would be happy to "finally" win a war PERIOD.


Hardly.
by JoshuS
Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3rd Most Dynamic City -Lima
Replies: 35
Views: 4762

Re: 3rd Most Dynamic City -Lima

I think if you told poor Limenos that an increase in income and employment was due to a currency trade war being waged against them they would reply that they would like that war to continue for as long as possible. Who cares, right?.... poor Limenos ....until the bubble burst and they're left hold...
by JoshuS
Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3rd Most Dynamic City -Lima
Replies: 35
Views: 4762

Re: 3rd Most Dynamic City -Lima

The abstract on Lima reads: 3 :: Lima, Peru The top-ranked city in South America is, surprisingly, not in BRIC-leader Brazil, but the capital of its neighbor Peru. Lima benefits from rich commodity resources -- gold, copper, lead and zinc -- that are in high demand throughout the world, especially ...
by JoshuS
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wiki Leaks - Meddling in Latin America
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: Wiki Leaks - Meddling in Latin America

It was a by all accounts a coup, given by the Honduran ultra right coordinated and supported by the US, the primary reasons were geopolitical strategy to protect the interest of the Honduran elite and those of the USA in relation to ALBA... they set it up in such a way to make it seem as a violation...
by JoshuS
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: is peru destined for a credit crisis?
Replies: 36
Views: 6879

Re: is peru destined for a credit crisis?

tupacperu wrote:
(Banks will be the new Mafia).


They already are. It is a malevolent cancerous tumor, already in metastasis, reaching now Peru as well.
by JoshuS
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: is peru destined for a credit crisis?
Replies: 36
Views: 6879

Re: is peru destined for a credit crisis?

Latest update: http://correoperu.pe/correo/nota.php?txtEdi_id=4&txtSecci_id=80&txtSecci_parent=0&txtNota_id=494003 Danger Will Robinson!!!!!! :-) For BCR, there are banks that have a higher interest rate because they perceive a higher default. LIMA | The president of the Central Reserve...
by JoshuS
Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru Elections 2011 (December talk)
Replies: 34
Views: 4339

Re: Peru Elections 2011 (December talk)

I thought PPK was of Teutonic origins , but regardless of what his ancestry is, one thing is quite certain: he does not represent peruvians' interests but foreign capital's, those of corporations, World Bank, etc, in the same way Manuel Ulloa was Rockefeller's man in Peru back in the 80's. He'll put...
by JoshuS
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wiki Leaks - Meddling in Latin America
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: Wiki Leaks - Meddling in Latin America

there wasnt a coup in Honduras, the congress using the law, ordered the military to arrest the presidente for crimes against the constitution , and thats it Sure! ...and Obama is a Marxist, Chavez is a Hitler and the Tea Party is a true grass roots movement. LOL! The real battlefield is the mind Mo...
by JoshuS
Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wiki Leaks - Meddling in Latin America
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: Wiki Leaks - Meddling in Latin America

My friend's first cousin is Roberto Micheletti, the temporary Honduran President who took over for Zelaya after he was ousted. It was never a "coup" by any stretch of the definition. I was getting the information during that period first hand, from the Micheletti family, and it was in com...
by JoshuS
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wiki Leaks - Meddling in Latin America
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: Wiki Leaks - Meddling in Latin America

It's not news the US has been, is and will meddle in Latin America, perhaps for those under the spell of corporate controlled media may come as a surprise. It's not news either the fact the US uses its embassies as intelligence centers to spy on Latin America and the world. Usually the US ambassador...
by JoshuS
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru = World Counterfeit Capital
Replies: 12
Views: 2356

Re: Peru = World Counterfeit Capital

Kelly wrote:How Peru Became the World's Counterfeit Capital

Most days, however, it is U.S. dollars.



Why even bother with the dollar :lol:
by JoshuS
Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: About the Economic Freedom Index
Replies: 16
Views: 1999

Re: About the Economic Freedom Index

An interview with Michael A. Walker of Canada's Frasier Institute. He discusses Guatemala, Chile, China, etc. and how economic freedom is closely related to prosperity. One topic he touches on that is very relevant to Peru at this time is that as a country becomes more prosperous due to economic fr...
by JoshuS
Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corruption Index: Peru
Replies: 21
Views: 2775

Re: Corruption Index: Peru

Transparency .org serves the role of assuaging the image of the corrupt establishment we live in as is, a good PR tool for the status quo, and it is financed by the Ford Foundation. Corruption, sadly, fulfills two very "important" functions, it facilitates processes in countries that are b...
by JoshuS
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The reason poverty persists in Peru and the world
Replies: 11
Views: 2410

Re: The reason poverty persists in Peru and the world

I think it's important have a bird's eye view by analyzing poverty into three elements: trade, debt and control of resources, only then we can also begin to understand why the poverty is so much more extreme in third world countries, in the south, than it is in the first world countries, in the nort...
by JoshuS
Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Atheist Group
Replies: 109
Views: 11153

Re: Atheist Group

George Carlin said it best!

:)
by JoshuS
Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corruption Index: Peru
Replies: 21
Views: 2775

Re: Corruption Index: Peru

[quote="tupacperu"]Peru is not a far stretch from Venezuela. (Wow!) Surprised to see Argentina in the same camp as Venezuela (Oh Yeah, right they have a socialist President - Cristina Fernández de Kirchner :) U.S. slips to historic low in global corruption index Wow!!! Very well done PR, E...
by JoshuS
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ecuador coup attempt...
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Ecuador coup attempt...

Ecuador Coup Attempt Engineered by the CIA Over the past several years the police of Ecuador was courted by the US Embassy which no doubt had its own interests in mind. Money from funds run by the FBI, the CIA, the DEA, and other US agencies was routinely poured into bonuses for the police top bras...
by JoshuS
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying an apartment in Lima
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Buying an apartment in Lima

In our quest to keep diversifying our investments my wife and I have finally decided on taking the plunge by buying a property in Lima, most likely Miraflores although not restricted to. Through her family and some internet search we've found some possibilities in Miraflores for around $ 100K, 1,098...

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