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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: 2868

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: 13940

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: 3481

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: 836

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: 897

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...
by JoshuS
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bye Bye Vicky, off to Russia.
Replies: 25
Views: 3642

Re: Bye Bye Vicky, off to Russia.

This is an obvious and blatant propaganda manipulated by intelligence agencies like the CIA. This spin was provided short in details but long in speculation filled with intrigue and mystery, not to talk about the timing of the same. http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/listeningpost/2010/07/20107...
by JoshuS
Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Watching FIFA 2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4931

Re: Watching FIFA 2010

There was only one team in the field: Spain. They played and fought with bravura, the score could've been evenmore abysmal against the dutch who for the third time have to be content with second.
Kudos to the Spaniards. :D
by JoshuS
Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: WAtch out Bodegas Walmart is coming
Replies: 26
Views: 3397

Re: WAtch out Bodegas Walmart is coming

tupacperu wrote:http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/Noticia.aspx?id=iLF5B8tlGxI=

Walmart is a step away from entering PERU. We knew it was coming. :-)


Terrible news for Peru.

“Mal-Mart” comes to town and slashes more than just prices…with a SMILE
by JoshuS
Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Dedollarization
Replies: 36
Views: 5278

Re: Dedollarization

Hi Craig, There will be a collapse. Do some research and the writing is all over the wall. They have done it with many countries - and the USA is next. Do some research and don't be a sheeple American saying "not in the USA". Sorry, but my gold, silver, Francs, and mining shares are up 50...
by JoshuS
Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Venezuela: A Marxist State?
Replies: 17
Views: 3252

Re: Venezuela: A Marxist State?

What Weisbrot did not mention is that it is Chavez himself who is doing his best to delegitimize the Venezuelan electoral processes (and in turn the Venezuelan government). If the September elections were run according to the constitution, which mandates proportionate representation, Chavez would l...
by JoshuS
Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Venezuela: A Marxist State?
Replies: 17
Views: 3252

Re: Venezuela: A Marxist State?

What we hear on many corporate owned venues like CNN which belongs to Time Warner (one of the big six that helped the american people rally for the war on Iraq, a war based on lies which everybody fell for) is Washington driven news, part of the psycho-ops campaign to demonize Chavez’s government, ...
by JoshuS
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Venezuela: A Marxist State?
Replies: 17
Views: 3252

Re: Venezuela: A Marxist State?

What is the issue with being a marxist or socialist? Or have we become so enamored with capitlism that we cannot see that all systems need a balance of all 3. any one of these to the extreme is a bad thing. Kind of like drinking to an extreme or anything eles. Each Ideology has it's place in the wo...
by JoshuS
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:11 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Venezuela: A Marxist State?
Replies: 17
Views: 3252

Re: Venezuela: A Marxist State?

I haven’t posted for a while but have read with interest the postings on an earlier thread about Venezuela and the latest IACHR report. I lived in Venezuela (from April 2006 to October 2009) and wasn’t going to post but a comment was made stating that Venezuela is a socialist country. This comment ...
by JoshuS
Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian TV programs..Conversation Continued Here
Replies: 7
Views: 1430

Re: Peruvian TV programs..Conversation Continued Here

I am confused. Am I, as one of the unwashed masses, to understand that Guzman was not really grabbing land, in the name of the state? That it was all just propaganda related to us, the unwashed masses, in the US. Full story: http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Blum/Guatemala_KH.html Bernays helped wi...
by JoshuS
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian TV programs..Conversation Continued Here
Replies: 7
Views: 1430

Re: Peruvian TV programs..Conversation Continued Here

Looks like a good documentary, maybe by next years Super Bowl I will have it all down loaded. I have only watched the first parts. I wonder if this is the guy who came up with the idea of flashing an image of popcorn during movies at movie theaters in order to entice patrons to buy popcorn or was t...
by JoshuS
Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian TV programs..Conversation Continued Here
Replies: 7
Views: 1430

Peruvian TV programs..Conversation Continued Here

They had schools for the "elite" on how to manipulate the masses, just study the cold war. In the West the teachings of Freud influenced goverments and corporations, and they used media as a great tool for propaganda and deceiving the masses...they still do it...just look at the commercia...
by JoshuS
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Careful: you may get what you want
Replies: 17
Views: 3085

Re: Careful: you may get what you want

It is like a masochistic compulsion to keep shooting themselves in the foot. Only when being a cripple makes them so poor that they cannot afford to buy a bullet is there a respite during which the wounds can heal. In the 20th century this has happened at least 3 times in Bolivia. It has happened 3...
by JoshuS
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 63% of credit card purchases are for food in Peru
Replies: 13
Views: 3114

Re: 63% of credit card purchases are for food in Peru

This article is in spanish but you can get an idea of how peruvians use credit cards from the graph. As stated in a previous article , Some credit cards can end up costing 125% intrest. Which shows that quality of life has improved in Peru due to extending credit, not due to the Peruvian economy. M...
by JoshuS
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Foreign direct investment in Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 2239

Re: Foreign direct investment in Peru

Peru one of four countries to see 2009 increase in foreign direct investmen t Peru was one of four countries, and the only emerging economy, whose foreign direct investment increased during last year’s global financial crisis, according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Deve...
by JoshuS
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Swine flu and vaccine? Reliable info?
Replies: 32
Views: 7839

Re: Swine flu and vaccine? Reliable info?

I don't generally promote the views of Hitler........ Notwithstanding the name calling. I have to chuckle whenever I hear people parroting the name Hitler in a dense manner. Interestingly, history tell us, that the rise of Hitler to power was highly influenced and financed by powerful influential c...
by JoshuS
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Race Card and Peru
Replies: 52
Views: 10631

Re: Race Card and Peru

It may be this, or also it may be that Peruvian police are actually know what they are doing and have grounds to suspect particular person to be a security threat, whether this is because they are Jamaican, or regardless of that. They are on high alert, as Nigerian guy managed to smuggle explosives...
by JoshuS
Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Swine flu and vaccine? Reliable info?
Replies: 32
Views: 7839

Re: Swine flu and vaccine? Reliable info?

On the news recently: European Doctor: Big Pharma Exaggerated Threat of Swine Flu A prominent European health expert has accused pharmaceutical companies of deliberately exaggerating the severity of the swine flu outbreak in order to make billions on flu vaccines. Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health...
by JoshuS
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Exports Falling in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 5659

Re: Exports Falling in Peru

One more time: you cannot depend on China to pull the world out of the Crisis: The drops mirrored a decline in the market overall as investors considered whether the global economy will have trouble recovering. China tightened its monetary policy and boosted the amount banks must hold in reserve, t...
by JoshuS
Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

I quoted Lord Christopher Monckton as he was present at the Copenhagen summit. Except you didn't did you. There is no mention of Lord Monckton. You just present his words as your own. If you had quoted him it would have exposed the bizareness of you, of all people, trusting without question someone...
by JoshuS
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where is the summer ???
Replies: 19
Views: 3318

Re: Where is the summer ???

Hi guys, it's my third summer here in Lima and I never experienced such weather like now. Normally latest by the end of December the sun will come out and it's nice and warm until April. So what's going on this year? Yes it might be warm, but where is my beloved sun??? "Rain" on New Years...
by JoshuS
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

I notice you are still copying and pasting from what other people have written rather than come up with ideas of your own. A lot of the text above seems to come from an article written by Lord Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, one of the climate change skeptics whose name ke...
by JoshuS
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

I'm not sure what you you are trying to say here but I beleive there is a physical reality that is happening and that physical laws of science do not depend on politics, ideologies, and elitist economic interests. Reality is just there and it is happening. Who’s arguing against the physical reality...
by JoshuS
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

But you still haven't asnwered my question about what is your actual standpoint on climate change and its cause. Avoiding accountability for your opinions, typical... Yes, I have and many times over. It's been answered all along in all my previous posts. But of course: denial is not just a river in...
by JoshuS
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

Many of us are able to make an opinion without being swayed by high profile politicians either because we like them or because we don’t. It’s not that we see things in a vacuum it’s just that we try to be objective when evaluating the evidence from both sides. Yes, we are aware of political pressur...
by JoshuS
Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

then what was your point of posting that link to a site that is clearly anti-global warming? Because like millions of people, I haven't fallen for the big lie of "global warming ". We see other things happening. It's time that the Al Gore's sheeple learn that not everybody is drinking the...
by JoshuS
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Race Card and Peru
Replies: 52
Views: 10631

Re: Race Card and Peru

tupacperu wrote:If it were not for my wife and son's visa, I would never go back.


Things seem to be heating up here in the US.
White Power USA
by JoshuS
Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

Oh, I've followed the thread pretty well. It seems you haven't... the whole thread was about big corp alledgedly making up climate change to make money out of the carbon trading scheme. Ultimately you had to acknowledge that climate change/global warming was real, only the extend to which it is man...
by JoshuS
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

Here's an interesting article on the deep freeze Gosh, what a great example of creative statistics. Include the extreme anomaly of the end 90s and you get a downward trend. Take data from 2000 onwards and you get an upward trend. Similarly you will see upward trends if you take a much longer time p...
by JoshuS
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:51 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

Here in the city 16F real feel with 40mph gusts. Here's an interesting article on the deep freeze
by JoshuS
Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

Okay, here are some links backing up some of assertions in my argument. I understand that you are unlikely to read them....You haven’t given me any idea as to what particular parts of the case for man-made global warming you don’t believe in (apart from all of it!) so I will have to cover what I th...
by JoshuS
Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

How can I persuade you otherwise if you refuse to engage with and discuss the science? Perhaps if I point out that Hugo Chavez seems to believe that man made global warming is fact? http://directaction.org.au/issue17/hugo_chavez_on_climate_change_rich_countries_must_pay Most people think he is agai...
by JoshuS
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

There are just so many to choose from and I don't want to spend masses of time pasting links when it is not clear what part of my argument above you have a problem with, especially when you will no doubt dismiss them as part of a govenment/cooporate conspiracy anyway. Just tell me what aspects of m...
by JoshuS
Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

It would be much easier for me to argue that your views are the corrupt corporate line. I don't believe in this line of argument myself but for what its worth here's a piece arguing that you are the unwitting recruit of the oil industry. Can we do away with another conspiracy theory of big money? B...
by JoshuS
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

[quote="tomsax"]I won't make fun of your links as it would be in poor taste.[quote] [quote="tomsax"] Rather than this very long list of conspiracy theories .[quote] But of course not. We don’t make fun of links without even examining the facts and rationale in them, do we? [quote...
by JoshuS
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

My arguments will probably get picked apart but it is important to remember that climate change sceptics need to put their own arguments for natural global warming rather than just be sceptical of one side of the argument. No need to worry I won't pick it apart. I really don't wish to keep wasting ...
by JoshuS
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

Some interesting photos of one of Peru's sacred glaciers that is melting. http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1938688_1988626,00.html And Lake Titicaca evaporating away The Story of Cap & Trade: The Enron team is behind it so shouldn't we be wondering? Copenhagen climate summit in dis...
by JoshuS
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: EL train?
Replies: 22
Views: 4546

Re: EL train?

A change of heart. Really?
With apparent ongoing corruption I wouldn't jump the gun, rather wait and see. "By their deeds, you shall know them".
by JoshuS
Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: EL train?
Replies: 22
Views: 4546

Re: EL train?

Has anyone heard that Alan is trying to start construction on the Elevated train again? Supposedly it is supposed to be finished in 18 months I see little hope regarding this metro given Garcia's track record of corruption. To think that $ 3 million that moved through a Swiss Bank in Panama won BCC...
by JoshuS
Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

All the controversial emails I've seen, and I assume the climate change skeptics are drawing our attention to the "worst" ones, relate to temperature data, not man made impact to it. They concern global warming per se rather than whether it is natural or man-made. As you and most sensible...
by JoshuS
Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

I wasn't actually thinking you would take my spoof argument seriously, hence the "Blah, Blah, Blah" add on. I was just giving you an example of how blaming evil government and business for something is as easy as counting 1,2,3. Its certainly easier than coming up with an argument that ac...
by JoshuS
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

I can see how you arrive to false conclusions, just by understanding the fallacy of your premises. It can be inferred from your statement that you assume, for example, that we presently live in a world where we can take for granted the dynamics of free market business and government as they freely w...
by JoshuS
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

Once again you failed again in your statement. I never insinuated or negated climate change from the very outset, not even the opposing scientific community. Perhaps if you would bother to read posts and articles in full you wouldn’t be falling into traps like that. In a previous post about climate ...
by JoshuS
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Re: Global Warming and Copenhagen

Rather than this very long list of conspiracy theories wouldn't it be better if the actual science was the starting point of the discussion. I would be happy to give you my considered reasons why I think man-made global warming is actually occuring if I thought the evidence wasn't going to be just ...
by JoshuS
Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global Warming and Copenhagen
Replies: 58
Views: 11193

Global Warming and Copenhagen

As it is, carbon monoxide is the flagship and workhorse of the upcoming Copenhagen meeting for global warming, despite of the fact that this claim has been challenged many times over by scientists from around the world, however conveniently dismissed. Like the emails, which the originators didn't de...
by JoshuS
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Race Card and Peru
Replies: 52
Views: 10631

Re: Race Card and Peru

mahou123 wrote:
TupacPeru wrote:

There are no skinheads, no neo-fascists, no white supremacists, .......... or anything like that that I´m aware of.


http://utero.pe/2009/05/26/neonazis-en-peru/

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