May 31, 2008

HousingPANIC Stupid Question of the Day


If you could live anywhere in the world and money or work were not an issue, where would that be?


111 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anywhere with a solid internet connection, lol. That aside I always loved the idea oh a house on a hill with an ocean side view.

Calebb said...

Seattle ;-)

Noodles 2 said...

San Francisco in a mansion overlooking the Bay and the Golden Gate. Work and money no problem? I'd be getting my master's in painting.

Anonymous said...

Newport/Laguna/Huntington Beach

Certainly not my current dig in "The Big Smoke"

TexStock

Paul E. Math said...

Lake Louise, Alberta. Ski on/ski off. Get really good at bumps and the terrain park.

Springtime in Paris, along the Champs Elysee. Grow a goatee, get a kick-ass beret and spend my days in a cafe sipping coffee, munching croissant, reading classic literature with one leg crossed over the other. Now that's living.

Anonymous said...

New Jersey!

Anonymous said...

Spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Summer in Northern Montana
Autumn in Vermont
Winters in Key West

Anonymous said...

Florida keys

Anonymous said...

The White House, so I could fix this mess...

Dopes!

DRE said...

Japan without a doubt.

JerseyGirl said...

Argentina.

It has every climate, from tropical to arctic. Plus the best steak you'll ever have in your life!

BKS said...

West coast of Ireland. Clifden.

MiTurn said...

Already there.

Anonymous said...

Ocean view house in North County San Diego, apartment on the UES in Manhattan.

Anywhere BUT America said...

Penthouse apartment in downtown Haarlem, The Netherlands.

Natural Beauty
Clean City with History and Culture

Smart, healthy people

Beautiful, interesting Women

Population that knows America is a corrupt chancre sore led by thugs.

FEW, IF ANY ASSHOLE AMERICANS and NO SUV or HUMMER CROWD...

DreadlocCowgirl said...

Paris

abb said...

Japan.

Best internet connection on the planet.

But more importantly... they have the hottest girls.

bearmaster said...

In our big tour of the West last summer, we seriously eyed Bishop/Big Pine, CA, Elko, NV (very undiscovered), Kanab, UT, Flagstaff, AZ.

We hope to take trips to South America (e.g. Uruguay) and the Balkans (e.g. Slovenia) within the next 4-5 years to do some seriously looking in those places too.

Our #1 requirement is "solid internet connection", as someone pointed out.

Thumper said...

Zurich, Switzerland. Truly wonderful ...

Anonymous said...

Central Coast of Argentina

not andrea gressinger said...

Paris

It's French - bitch!

ArtE said...

Tokyo. One of the nicest cities in the world.

Anonymous said...

Tahiti

devestment said...

we seriously eyed Bishop/Big Pine

In the summer they have high winds that bring toxic dust from Owens Lake,(even after the DWP project). It’s very close to Death Valley so they get lots of 115 degree days. The Indians at the reservation are mean, and the economy of the place is destitute. There is no worthwhile grocery shopping for 1 ½ hours drive. Its your basic armpit. If money were no issue, why would you live there? Bishop is a little better.

Anonymous said...

Order of preference -
1-New Zealand (south island)
2-Argentina (Cordoba)
3-Kauai

Bitterrenter said...

1. Sicily or most any place in Italy.
2. Anyplace without even the scent of a conservative.

Bitterrenter said...

Sorry, that should have been "Any place without the STENCH of a conservative."

Anonymous said...

Culiacan, Sinaloa.

BuyerWillEPB said...

Here are two of my favorites.

1. Palma de Mallorca (island in the Mediterranean off coast of Spain).

2. Believe it or not - Norway.

FaceDown said...

I'd choose Australia. Sydney, Brisbane, or Perth would be my choices for the cities in which I'd want to live. All 3 are very different from each other and have something to offer me.

Brisbane would probably win out due to the beaches and the lazy atmosphere.

Anonymous said...

Seychelles archipelago. Nothing comes even close.

George L said...

wine country and surrounding areas,land is still cheap there and the weather is great.

but pretty much away from any heavily populated areas (L.A.).

Anonymous said...

CHINA!

RayNLA

Anonymous said...

DEFINITELY Tahiti.

Anonymous said...

A vineyard in Napa or Sonoma would do it for me.

Alpine the Realist said...

Park Avenue in NYC.

David in So Cal said...

Brazil.
The people are great and the place is beautiful!!!!

Jennifer said...

It's a repeat, but Paris. The food. The style. The architecture. The Metro.

Anonymous said...

Copenhagen, Rome and Dubrovnik

Anonymous said...

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waikikiphotoblog said...

Most definitely Waikiki.

Anonymous said...

any non-communist area near Atlanta

Anonymous said...

I would like to be the governor of texas and annex that miserable state to mexico.

Then move incognito to Keywest for a yearlong cocktail bash/fishing holiday in celebration of what I accomplished for my country.

Anonymous said...

Venezuela because the fishing is great, the healthcare is free, and gas is only 12 cents a gallon because the ruler cares about his people!

Anonymous said...

New Jersey because they have the best housing blogs.

Reality said...

Bitterenter,

The last time I checked, both the mafia and Berlusconi are conservative.

Anonymous said...

In rural Pennsylvania on a 100+ acre farm with a house built next to a river that freezes over in the winter but makes for canoe use in the summer.

The farm would be a good buffer from the idiot yuppies that moved out even there and jacked home prices up into the $600Ks.

Nonplussed said...

Jefferys Bay S.A. and GOA, India, but my primary funds would remain is Lucern, with the ability for wire transfers to local accounts when needed.

I would also have controlling ownership in a sailing vessel or two. One berthed in the Seychelles, and one in Perth.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffreys_Bay

Anonymous said...

Humboldt County, CA. In a house looking out on the bay. Good weed, good friends, good times.

I'm already here...

Gambler said...

Japan of course!!
I have been living my retired life for the last 7 years. Money or Work has been no issue as I am getting paid for my retirement.

Nice people, terrific internet connection, nice food and best girls.

BondsOfSteel said...

I live in Seattle now. I really don't like the sun, so Seattle's pretty hard to beat. Snow in the mountains, great beer... cool people.

If I had to chose somewhere else... it would be Berlin, Munich, or Venice.

Charles said...

Cape Town, for the climate, the scenery and the wildflowers.

Anonymous said...

Phuket, Thailand
Moab, Utah
Bryce Canyon
Zion
Arches NP
Next to McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP (http://www.flickr.com/photos/leapin26/381702588/)

Anonymous said...

Hmm...... Where would a midwest born American man like to live....

1 - Singapore
2 - Japan
3 - Where I already do... St Louis

Although I've not seen New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Peru, Chile yet. They are on my list to visit so the list above could change.

Anonymous said...

Any place without leftwing dailykooks

mushimushi said...

I would live in a plastic bubble in Northern Wisconsin with a bunch of good books and a couple of cases of Jack daniels. No internet and no people....and take lots of naps

Anonymous said...

2. Anyplace without even the scent of a conservative.

Uh oh, Silvio Berlusconi, the Prime Minister of Italy, is the leader of the Forza Italia political movement, a centre-right party he founded in 1993. One of the most conservative figures in the EU. Italians have elected him 3 times already.

Don't you feel stupid?

Anonymous said...

We hope to take trips to South America (e.g. Uruguay)

I suggest you bring a flash light:

http://tinyurl.com/69pegu

Been to Uruguay a few times. They have a chichi New Year's party, during the summer, at Punta Del Este beach.

steely damn said...

A couple of acres overlooking Monterey Bay, CA, and another, bigger place 200 klicks north of Santiago Chile.

Anonymous said...

Sidi Bou Said Tunisia...Keith you ought to visit its gorgeous.

gutless and lazy toking said...

Amsterdam. Best drugs anywhere. Or maybe Helsinki. Best women anywhere. Or maybe Boston. Best sports anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Ishinomaki, Japan. Small coastal city, I'd build a house next door to my wife's parents and chillax there all day, doing contract network design work for any Telco that will have me. I'd be an hour out of Sendai, and have local access to one of the best seafood markets in the world. And every night I'd drink Asahi and play Shogi with my father in law.

Happy days.

Anonymous said...

Manarola, or one of the other five seaside towns in the CinqueTerra. Ligurian coast of Italy. Seacliff hikes, barely any cars, and great food.

Big Cheese said...

I'm so surprised to see Bangkok near the top of the list. I live here now and the big advantage is affordability and year round warm weather (actually too damn hot for my tastes.) And there a lot of attractive women running around.

But if money were no object I wouldn't live here. I'd prefer somewhere close to the high mountains but near a population center such as Argentina / Chile. Or perhaps Nepal for some part of the year. Failing that California would be OK.

-BC

Anonymous said...

Scottsdale, Az.

edd said...

Either Gilligan's Island, Atlantis,
Lake Wobegon, Xanadu, Xenophobia,
Pyongyang, Times Beach, Bikini,
Baghdad, Barrow, Khartoum,
Zimbabwe, Khost, Myanmar, or L.A.

xxxooo said...

northern idaho

Anonymous said...

#1 must have its own water supply. That is paramount so any city is out of the question. The rural PA idea is nice but not PA. I would chose a more northerly destination since PA is headed to get GA weather soon. Also 100 acres is not nearly enough to keep you away from the idiots. Maybe 500+.
Gin INdiana

Anonymous said...

Maplwood, NJ. Great place.

Anonymous said...

I would still live in the greatest nation in the world: the U.S.A. No other nation gives its' citizens so much freedom, liberties and rights. Also, we are the world's most prosperous nation.

keyser soze said...

Monmartre, Paris with the music of Edith Piaff wafting through the night air - then winter in Victoria, Seychelles...though I almost drowned there in 1980.

Arizona Jake said...

Summer home in Lake Tahoe, winter home in Phoenix area.

BondsOfSteel said...

I just got back from Argentina. I loved it... couldn't live there. It would be great if you love huge open spaces, but as a city gal, I would need to stay in Buenos Aries. Too polluted. Too mutch violent crime. Too much poverty.

Anonymous said...

"I would still live in the greatest nation in the world: the U.S.A. No other nation gives its' citizens so much freedom, liberties and rights. Also, we are the world's most prosperous nation."

I love the United States.

I'm not naive to believe anon's post above. Sure, the US might rank the highest in ecconomic freedoms, but not in political rights: http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=372.

Heck, I actually know first hand of people moving to Canada for freedom. America isn't free enough to let gay people get married.

I also believe that basic health care is a right. It's one that citizens in most modern democracies have... that Americans don't.

P.S. When you respond and tell me to get the hell out of the country... you will be trying to repress political speach. As an American, I do love my country. I just want it to live up to it's ideas and promice.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I won't reveal the paradise in which I have a second home. I wouldn't want all these Americans and Europeans screwing the place up, as usual. These zombie wannabes flock to a place to inflate everything, then they immediately become realtors and start bringing the sleazy Tommy Bahama crowd. Stay away, losers! Stay with your brainless Birkenstock fools.

Anonymous said...

Very nice dream list, people. Now snap back to reality because you'll be living in the United Communist States of Hussein Obama States.

Definitely Israel said...

Definitely Israel

Difster said...

I can think of a few places:

New Zealand
Brazil
Whitefish Lake, MT
Any tropical island

I'd have to have other conditions met though such as my being able to have my daughter and my sweet Eleanor with me.

Happy in Portland said...

First, I'd travel a lot.

I'd own houses in:
Portland OR
Newport OR
Somewhere in Australia
Barcelona Spain

Markus Arelius said...

Boston or San Francisco. Portland and Seattle would be in my Top 5.

Anonymous said...

I would choose to live in Shangri-La

Anonymous said...

Santorini, Greece or Santa Barbara, CA. Laze around on the beach during the day, good food and wine during the evening.

Anonymous said...

Baghdad, of course...

Bitterrenter said...

A conservative in Italy is like a socialist anywhere else.

The most conservative Italian is light years more liberal than the right wing fascist garbage that we have here.

In fact, the most prosperous city in Italy and on many lists of the best places to live in the world is Bologna which has been run by communists for years.

Anonymous said...

Bryce Canyon
Zion
Arches NP
Next to McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP (http://www.flickr.com/photos/leapin26/381702588/)

May 31, 2008 11:32 PM

==================

Dumb ass, you can't live in a national park.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:12

These lists are bullshit and you know it. Tell me one thing you - not some guy you know who knows a guy who heard from a guy that his sister's boyfriend's cousin had this or that happen - have been denied the freedom to do in the US. Have you been arrested for speaking out against a politician? Have you been fired from your job for speaking out? Have you been beaten up by a secret police member?

It amuses me to no end when people get online and freely and openly bitch that they have no freedoms.

Anyone who says the US is perfect is a fool. No place is perfect and never will be. However, when it comes to freedoms, you'll be hard pressed to find anything better than the US.

As for the right of gays to marry, oohhh Canada says that's OK. But try writing something critical of Muslims in Canada and see how far you get before being brought up on charges for 'hate speech'.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/
12162007/postopinion/editorials/
canadas_thought_police_72483.htm

And you better watch out which part of the bible you read in Canada. Some it has been deemed 'hate speech' as well.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/
bibl_hate3.htm

Freedom of speech means freedom of ALL speech. That includes speech that some people might no like. Canada's going in the direction where only certain speech is allowed. That's not freedom.

Anonymous said...

Southern Oregon

Anonymous said...

Maine

Anonymous said...

"Have you been beaten up by a secret police member?"

I guess you didn't watch 60 minutes last night about Chicago's rogue SOS, secret cop force...

Dope!

David said...

Dubai, most awesome place ever and the Dollar still rules!

edd said...

I avoid ignorant people and places.
But I guess I would choose a tolerable
place where I could do the most good.
I can't live for security and comfort.

(Maybe I wasted my time in Vn, but
Korea and Cambodia showed what Reds
were capable of doing to people.
Maybe Jihadist would be the same.)

Anonymous said...

Japan,,,hummm, not bad, terrible weather, crowded, nice folks, good food. Lived there several years. Never did get enough nerve to try driving. Good trains. Women are great until they get Americanized.

Phoenix (live there) love it, 90% great weather, dry heat, great medical facilities, prices overall are good, close to Vegas, LA, Diego, Frisco.

Wisconsin Madison, (got a farm close by) great medicals facilities, weather not good cold/wet stormy. But, the farm is a good place to survive the coming world economy crash...

Reality said...

"The most conservative Italian is light years more liberal than the right wing fascist garbage that we have here."

"liberal"??? Do you mean collectivist? or in the original Italian meaning of "fascism"; i.e. a bundle of sticks held together is stronger than one stick at a time?

"In fact, the most prosperous city in Italy and on many lists of the best places to live in the world is Bologna which has been run by communists for years."

The name "Bologna" should give a little hint. Ever thought of the subjectivity of people who compose those lists? There are half a dozen cities in Italy larger than Bologna, so it's obviously not the most popular by voting of the feet.

Anonymous said...

The best place on the planet to live is without a doubt Phoenix Arizona.

Anonymous said...

A conservative in Italy is like a socialist anywhere else.

The most conservative Italian is light years more liberal than the right wing fascist garbage that we have here.


The usual hogwash from the Birkenstock crowd. Have you ever been or lived in Europe? Are you talking about the same Italy that brought us Mussolini?

Here's a bit of reality:

Emerging from his first cabinet meeting as Italy's new prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday presented a series of forceful measures - from new restrictions on immigrants to a military-style strategy to tackle a longstanding garbage crisis in Naples - that presaged a direct, no-nonsense style of leadership uncommon in Italian politics.

"The state has to return to being the state," Berlusconi said at a news conference in the port city of Naples, where he held his first meeting in order to underline his commitment to solving the garbage crisis.

It was an oblique reference, perhaps, to the center-left government of his predecessor, Romano Prodi, whose fractious coalition failed to pass effective policies either to clean up the estimated 50,000 tons of trash littering the streets of the city, or to assuage Italians' growing concerns about illegal immigration in the county. Berlusconi, a conservative, has a strong majority in Parliament.

To increase consumer spending and spur industrial growth in a lackluster economic landscape, the cabinet also announced plans Wednesday to eliminate a residential property tax and reduce taxes on overtime pay and incentives for productivity. Berlusconi said it was time to put a country with zero growth "back on the path of development."

"The security measures will allay the fear that citizens have," Berlusconi said. "It's their right not to be afraid anymore."

The most restrictive measures will affect immigration, making illegal permanence in the country an offense punishable by jail time. Illegal immigrants will also be expelled more easily and quickly, and it will be possible to detain them in holding centers for a maximum of 18 months. Immigrants without documents can now be held for only 60 days.

DNA tests will be carried out on immigrants hoping to join relatives already living legally in Italy to ensure that only close family members will be admitted to the country.

A wave of anti-Roma sentiment in recent weeks - as well as concerns about high rime rates among Romanian immigrants, who have been part of the European Union since 2007 - translated into tougher legislation affecting EU citizens living in Italy.

He also announced that Italy would join the so-called PrĂ¼m treaty - signed on May 27, 2005, and already adopted by several European countries - which allows police forces to compare and exchange data, including DNA, more easily.


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Refuse to buy overpriced said...

Jersey Shore

speedingpullet said...

If it had to be a city:

London (my true home)
San Fransico
Haifa

Or - a place with big sky, interesting geology and few people:

Southern Utah
The Orkneys in Scotland
The Peloponnese in Greece

vanilla ice said...

Compton, CA

Anonymous said...

I'd probably choose Canada as it's a democracy and an oil exporter that is developed.

Second choice is Australia (already have language installed).

But I would leave the United States and leave the religious nuts and right-wingers behind.

Places to NOT go to include China, anywhere in the Middle East, Burma, Singapore, North Korea, and other unsavory regimes too numerous to list.

Anonymous said...

prince edward island from march to november then somewhere warm for the winter months

Anonymous said...

Anyplace without even the scent of a liberal.

Glenna said...

South of France, possibly England in the countryside.

jazzmanferg said...

The middle of nowhere in Alaska.

Refuse to buy overpriced said...

Someplace where the liberals and conservatives have some mutual respect.

Doc the ZEALOT said...

South Korea.

My wife's family lives there. I lived there for 3 1/2 years of the 1980's. I'd love to go back and live for between 2-6 years before coming back.

I was back last year for the first time in 15 years. I loved their 100 mb internet to the apartment! I love their Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme (which use probably 1/3 - 1/5 the sugar ours do), I love my wife's family, and I loved that you can walk to just about anything.

Doc the ZEALOT said...

Actually, I hope to go to North Korea someday, after it opens, as a missionary.

I'd love to show those people some love after all of the suffering they have been through.

I'd like to teach English and computers there, as well as the Bible and the Christian Faith.

That would help out mr. anonymous a few posts back who wants to be away from the "right-wing religious nuts."

Anonymous said...

Austria. Really.

Anonymous said...

New Jersey?
Compton?
Who are these people???

Anonymous said...

So, I was all set to read about Canada's intolerance. I wanted to think that CA was less free than my beloved US. (Even though my 2 lesbian friends could get married in Vancouver.. and not in NYC.)

*sigh* The hate speach case about posting bible quotes that talk about killing people cause they're gay. OK'ed by the 'cannuk court.

The other reference was to an editorial in the NY Post. Never convincing.

I'm not saying that Canada is all that. It's just somewhat more free than the US. Specifically in civil rights, immigration, and health care rights.

The US is much better in economic rights.

P.S. The irony is my friends moved to vancouver to get married... then 3 years later got divorced. Apparently gay marrages are the same as straight ones.

Anonymous said...

France.

Because it's not Bushco mouth breather country.

Anonymous said...

--Japan,,,hummm, not bad, terrible weather, crowded, nice folks, good food. Lived there several years. Never did get enough nerve to try driving. Good trains. Women are great until they get Americanized.--

UNTIL THEY GET AMERICANIZED... I hate hearing this from looser American men who want to bring back an Asian wife to be subservient. Japan's culture views modesty and acquiescence as signs of great integrity. Women with these characteristics are looked up to. So an American man wants to marry this type of woman bring her to the states where those exact characteristics are looked down upon. And then complains that she becomes Americanized.You are a pig.

Oh, by the way...
My choice would be the hills outside Byron Bay Australia. Beautiful!