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Does everyone want to live in the US?

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AteRiri Thu 22-Dec-16 19:43:09

I was talking to an American friend and he made this blanket statement, "Everyone wants to come here!"

Is this true?

Dulcibella Thu 22-Dec-16 19:43:39


mnistooaddictive Thu 22-Dec-16 19:43:53

Definitely not!

Eolian Thu 22-Dec-16 19:44:03

I don't even want to go there particularly, never mind live there.

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Thu 22-Dec-16 19:44:23

God no. They've got Trump.

specialsubject Thu 22-Dec-16 19:45:06

No. Partly due to very insular people... ( not all of them of course)

The TV and chocolate alone would be enough to put me off.😉

HerodZackHunt Thu 22-Dec-16 19:45:09

No. I visit but wouldn't choose to move there.

CalleighDoodle Thu 22-Dec-16 19:45:15

No. Never had that urge. I fabcy a holiday to one of those tiny mountain towns, like the one on petes dragon or the bank advert with the women on the hairdressers. But no. Wouldnt want to live there.

CarolineSecretan Thu 22-Dec-16 19:45:26


VanessaBet Thu 22-Dec-16 19:45:37

I'd like to visit again, and plan to. But live there? With their gun laws and police force issues, definitely not.

Cherrysoup Thu 22-Dec-16 19:45:59

I do. Ive spent a lot of time there and wanted to emigrate to Canada years ago, but the dh wasn't having it. I think as a retirement country, it would be fabulous. I'm very specific, I want to be in a certain area as it would be conducive to my hobby and the DH likes it. Would be in bear country, tho, which scares me for any pets we'd have.

kurlique Thu 22-Dec-16 19:46:29

Sure... when hell freezes over 🙄

BarbarianMum Thu 22-Dec-16 19:46:30

Hell no. But if I lived in a 3rd world country or a war torn country, in danger, or facing hunger, disease and with no chance of a better life then I bet it would look pretty appealing.

IfartInYourGeneralDirection Thu 22-Dec-16 19:46:47

Fuck the gun laws, theres no kinder eggs

IcedVanillaLatte Thu 22-Dec-16 19:46:54

No confused I'm sure it's lovely though.

Pigeonpost Thu 22-Dec-16 19:47:03

No, abs

glitterandtinsel Thu 22-Dec-16 19:47:19

Especially not now Trump has been elected. A dangerous man. Also guns in every home, accidental shootings, high murder rate, over processed meat, factory farming where an animal doesn't see the sun before being slaughtered at an industrial sized slaughter house.
Not for me.

bumbleymummy Thu 22-Dec-16 19:47:26


Pigeonpost Thu 22-Dec-16 19:47:28

That was meant to say, no absolutely not.

eurochick Thu 22-Dec-16 19:48:07


There's a lot about the US that I love and at one point my last firm was talking about seconding me there for a few months which I would have liked but I wouldn't want to live there long term.

JumpingJellybeanz Thu 22-Dec-16 19:48:34

Nope, no desire to live in a country that loves its guns more than its children.

Birdsgottafly Thu 22-Dec-16 19:49:18

No, I don't want to even visit.

I've got family there and am part Native American, so could have legitimately settled there, if I had chose to.

I'm from an immigrant family, who chose the U.K.

Alorsmum Thu 22-Dec-16 19:50:00

No way. I have lots of family there and no.
But we are from a country of privilege

glitterandtinsel Thu 22-Dec-16 19:50:09

Iced vanilla, you have to question a country that allows guns for children but not kinder eggs!

OddBoots Thu 22-Dec-16 19:50:38

Not on your nelly.

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