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Americans emigrating to other locations pre-apocalypse
« on: September 06, 2018, 05:52:14 PM »
Starting a new thread about Americans bugging out to other countries, beginning with this film about ex-pats moving to New Zealand.  After all, if the world turns upside-down and remains that way, they will be "right-side up" and the seasons may (eventually) be what they were accustomed to...

Here's an 11 minute documentary by NBC News:

https://www.nbcnews.com/megyn-kelly/video/the-americans-are-coming-the-obsession-with-new-zealand-970813507783?v=raila&

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Re: Americans emigrating to other locations pre-apocalypse
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 06:21:39 AM »
R.R. wow that looks like the promised land...
so beautiful.

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Re: Americans emigrating to other locations pre-apocalypse
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 09:31:40 AM »
Looks almost too good to be true!

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Re: Americans emigrating to other locations pre-apocalypse
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 09:51:12 AM »
One subtle point, quietly made by a local, was that wealthy Americans were driving up the cost of even modest housing for native New Zealanders.  The local woman who mentioned this had just enough tension audible in her voice to suggest that resentment may have been building up on a wider scale within the community.  I would hate to be responsible for causing young local families not to be able to afford a mortgage.

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2018, 05:25:21 PM »
Yes, that was duly noted here as well.  Plus, I've read there's a sort of quiet battle between the organic community and the pro-GM crowd in NZ.

The grass usually does look greener on the other side of the fence.

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Re: Americans emigrating to other locations pre-apocalypse
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2018, 06:34:42 PM »
Absolutely!

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Re: Americans emigrating to other locations pre-apocalypse
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2018, 12:48:50 AM »
One subtle point, quietly made by a local, was that wealthy Americans were driving up the cost of even modest housing for native New Zealanders.  The local woman who mentioned this had just enough tension audible in her voice to suggest that resentment may have been building up on a wider scale within the community.  I would hate to be responsible for causing young local families not to be able to afford a mortgage.

I hear that.

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Re: Americans emigrating to other locations pre-apocalypse
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2018, 12:49:41 AM »
Yes, that was duly noted here as well.  Plus, I've read there's a sort of quiet battle between the organic community and the pro-GM crowd in NZ.

The grass usually does look greener on the other side of the fence.

Good Grief! It never occurred to me ther would be a GM crowd there....
but I suppose Monsanto has its tentacles everywere.

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Re: Americans emigrating to other locations pre-apocalypse
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2018, 01:27:44 PM »
Follow up on New Zealand story:

The Guardian reports that New Zealand has just passed legislation banning most foreigners from buying houses in the nation, in hopes that an increase in the supply of housing would bring prices back down in line of what their own citizens could afford.  Home prices had been driven up by 75% in the past few years, even though the market had slowed.

More than a million acres in New Zealand were sold to non-citizens in 2016, according to the report.  For comparison, there are fewer than 5 million citizens in the entire country. 

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“We should not be tenants in our own land.”

Under the new law, foreigners may still purchase an apartment in a densely populated housing area, but may no longer apply for citizenship after only a short time in residence.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/15/tenants-on-our-own-land-new-zealand-bans-sale-of-homes-to-foreign-buyers

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpHLXhlAVmI
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