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    COVID: Argentina in sixth place

    that sounds just like what happened in the USA- ineffective terms, enormous economic and social costs, while filling us with propaganda that the USA was doing the best job in the world. In fact, all of that is basically what Trump said, and did, today. And yesterday. He may not be from Texas...
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    COVID: Argentina in sixth place

    Washington State, along with many US states, is seeing a very similar recent increase in cases- because people are getting cavalier about masks and social distancing. Same thing with places in europe, and other states in the US. I think the key thing to look at will be totals for the entire...
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    COVID: Argentina in sixth place

    I was just looking at Washington State numbers (where I am until Argentina will let me back in). And they kind of confuse me. Your link says- Argentina- 931,000 cases, 25,000 deaths plus or minus. total population 45 million. That means deaths per number of cases is 2.6% and the number of...
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    Financial Advice - Diamonds And Gold In Buenos Aires?

    Another really good jeweler is Abraxis Antiques- 1092 Defensa, across from Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo. They have really high quality estate (vintage) jewelry. We have bought several amazing pieces from them, prices are very good for the quality. Not a huge selection, but very good stuff, an old...
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    How to vote in US presidential election

    The procedure varies from State to State in the USA. For instance, in my state, Washington, if you are abroad, you can request a ballot by email, and email it back in. Many States intentionally make it difficult. In some States, your only option will be, if you want to be SURE, to pay for...
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    Why Argentina over other countries?

    I actually moved out of Seattle in 1984. I am not saying its some kind of Utopia- I was strictly using it as an example of an average priced US city in the top 1/2 of US cities, and comparing costs in such a city to Buenos Aires. As I mentioned, about 75 million US citizens live in cities where...
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    Why Argentina over other countries?

    Washington State Sales tax ranks at 28 out of the fifty states, and Property tax at 26- meaning, in both categories, its pretty much exactly average, not high, and not low. Plenty of places where property tax is much higher, like most of the Northeast, and, oddly enough, property taxes in Texas...
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    Why Argentina over other countries?

    Since I live in both the Seattle area and Buenos Aires its a comparison that makes perfect sense to me. I suppose it I lived in Melbourne or Paris, I would be comparing it to there.
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    Crime spirals out of control in Rosario

    every police officer, in every city in the world, says the same thing. I take that with a grain of salt, they always see the worst of things.
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    Why Argentina over other countries?

    I have travelled all over the world, and after having been here a week, bought a place. It you like it, you like it. I love the architecture, the art, the music, the history and culture. The melting pot nature of BA is a lot like NYC, but it kind of got preserved in amber in the fifties. The...
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    Maximo K. Poor Rich Boy..$$$$

    Kinda reminds me of a certain president currently ill. Inherited lots of money and land- check. Lied about valuation for inheritance taxes, bank loans, insurance, and property taxes- check. Declared wealth is much lower than market value for taxes- check Declared wealth is much higher than...
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    Debate Trump Vs. Biden Tonite 20.00 hrs

    I dont understand why Nancy Pelosi is brought up. She is not running for president, and, the last election she did run in, her actual constituents voted 86% in her favor. So the people who live in her district, who actually elect her, seem to like her. Thats kinda how democracy works. The...
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    Debate Trump Vs. Biden Tonite 20.00 hrs

    Joe Biden wished the same thing.
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    The Secrets to Thriving in Argentina.....

    As for specific examples of how Argentina is different and difficult- I have to pay the bienes taxes on my apartment every year. If I pay in one lump sum, I save over 10%. But the amount of the payment is more than the Rapi-Pago payment kiosks will take. For unknown reasons, I cannot transfer...
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    The Secrets to Thriving in Argentina.....

    I use a brush, not a comb, and find that, in Argentina, I can buy a world quality handmade hairbrush for about a quarter of what it costs in the US or Europe. But only if I spend the time to find the right place to buy it- in this case, El Rey de Cepillo. If I go to Farmacity, I get the same...
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