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Old 12-14-2008, 03:15 AM   #1
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Default Alone in South America?

This South America section has been pretty lame, IMO.

Heck, it's been really lame.

Well, I signed up and paid my money. Anyone out there who is slightly serious about getting something going down here?
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:32 AM   #2
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is it true; you can fill up a truck with gas there
for about $10.00 usd ???
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:26 AM   #3
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It is true. The gov't subsidizes the gas price. Gas is so cheap that no one really pays any attention to the cost of a fillup.

We'll have to see how much longer that lasts, though. From what I read in the local blogs, Venezuelan refineries produce less gas than the country uses, so the extra has to be imported at the regular int'l price. With oil prices falling from $140 barrel to under $40, the gov't revenue will fall accordingly.
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:08 PM   #4
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Hi asteram,

There seems to be a lack of South Amercian based people in the forum. I've seen some from Peru, you from Venezuela and I'm based down here in Northeastern Brazil.

Of course we must take into consideration that 99% of this forum is English speaking and many non-English speaking people would be turned off, if ever they even made it here from the search engines.

However I feel that although we aren't actually rubbing shoulders with one another because of the large distance between us, we can always be supportive to each others ideas and help each other with information that perhaps we weren't akin to previously.

It is us that makes the forum a success.

Best regards,

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This South America section has been pretty lame, IMO.

Heck, it's been really lame.

Well, I signed up and paid my money. Anyone out there who is slightly serious about getting something going down here?
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:34 PM   #5
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Hi Steve-

Thanks for the hand of friendship, and know that what help I can give is yours for the asking.

Michael
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:49 PM   #6
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Mike is this the mike I know from Yelm Wa if so you know that I am hear in Ecuador
Tor
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:23 AM   #7
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Yes, it is I, Tor. You should have gotten my email today.

So anyway there are three of us in South America.

I don't feel so lonely anymore. :-)
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:24 AM   #8
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Yes, it is I, Tor. You should have gotten my email today.

So anyway there are three of us in South America.

I don't feel so lonely anymore. :-)
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:33 PM   #9
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Hi there, for those who can speak Portuguese here is a site where you can find a whole group of people working to set up "Ports" of safe settlements in safe areas:
http://www.redeaurora.org.br/web/A-apresentacao.htm
Those interested are most welcome.
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:36 AM   #10
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Hi all,im based in Chile/Argentina.Mosts of the members are speaking in Spanish so its a bit difficult for many to get an idea of their posts.Feel free to ask me questions.Saludos
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:27 AM   #11
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this south america section has been pretty lame, imo.

Heck, it's been really lame.

Well, i signed up and paid my money. Anyone out there who is slightly serious about getting something going down here?
hi asteram, i am from mexico city,and just paid my subscription. And i have my interest in south america. Have you met someone else from peru, ecuador?,,,,i am looking forward to meet new people interested in the real analysis. Mayosa
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:33 AM   #12
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You are not alone, we just have not met. Maybe the latin people dont speak that much of english,,,, are you bilingual? I am too.
Tell me which ones are the areas of interest and concern, maybe we can start a discussion and others will join.... Mayosa
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:39 AM   #13
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Asteram, you've got to be kidding me. Do you actually live in Isla Margarita??? I lived there for about four years, and well, I left for the reasons we all know.
I'm glad that you are concerned about this so called reality ( besides what you are enduring over there).
Let's keep this post up!!!
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:09 AM   #14
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Hi there, I’m originally from Uruguay, now based in Europe.

Yep, the majority of South Americans are non-English speakers and wouldn’t be functional on this forum, esa es la verdad dura y pura.
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:49 PM   #15
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Hello Nagual,
Well there are posts from other countries that English is not their mother language.
Asi, bien, si eres bilingue pues puedes proveer y dar informacion..
Por cierto como estan las cosas por alla?
Aqui en USA, los stocks estan subiendo, pero tambien la gasolina, y el desempleo. Esto es muy, pero muy raro.....
Saludos,
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:00 PM   #16
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South America....

I would like to be there...

Blessings pon all of you. <3 <3 <3
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:34 PM   #17
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Hello Nagual,
Well there are posts from other countries that English is not their mother language.
A
You’re right Zelda, but with South Americans is different... they –we- are 600 million people! ... almost everything is translated into Spanish... for 90 % of the people (540 millions) English is not needed

I have studied languages (I speak seven) ... and during my life in Uruguay (25 years) nunca necesite otro que el español... eran otros tiempos....

Lo que pasa es que ahora, con internet y a la velocidad que van las cosas el Inglés se necesita como el aire, pero no se puede aprender tan rapido...

Las nuevas generaciones lo tendrán mas fácil...
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:05 AM   #18
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well howdy all

got a one way ticket to cusco 'bout three months ago

just put up this site to gather with like minded folks : sacred valley expats

really looking to get together with a few and do a homeshare thing

peace
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:17 AM   #19
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Hi Asteram,

I did not realize I could post here ... I am actually not in South America but real close !
Even close to Isla de Margarita ... I am on Aruba.

Although we cannot meet face to face just like that I guess in case of no internet this distance
should be easy to bridge by radio.
I am a HAM radio amateur ... contact me whenever you think this might be an alternative.

I understand the feeling alone part. Although it's nice to meet Avalonians here there is nobody here on the island to
have a good face to face meeting.

Cheers
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:29 AM   #20
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Hi Operator (and all)

I haven't checked this thread in a long while, surprised to see the newer posts.

I'm still on Margarita; seems like it is where I am supposed to be; much has happened and conspired to keep me here.

I'm putting some time and energy into the idea of a community here, an idea I had last fall that I put away for a while but have dusted off again.

Operator, if I may ask, what do you do on Aruba?

Michael
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:19 PM   #21
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Friends visit my thread: Radiant zones and community building...Where are we up to ?

http://www.projectavalon.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=15480

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Old 07-19-2009, 04:05 PM   #22
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Hi Asteram,

I am not sure how to interpret the question ... I guess the reason I am on Aruba and left The Netherlands a little more than 5 years ago
is that I intuitively felt I had to leave. I have felt to leave the Netherlands all my life.

Currently I am self employed (I am a software engineer, programming websites) and trying to keep life as simple as possible.
So far I can't complain. I see some friends already in trouble being layed off and not getting paid their salary etc.
I also have a lot of flexibility to alter my schedule when necessary and have good opportunity to research etc.

This year for the first time I did not go on holiday to the Netherlands. bad luck, since the Camelot crew will be meeting there soon.

Till now I have been speaking openly with lots of people about things that are going on. I must say indeed the majority is
not ready for this.

However, a small but growing group is ...
I am thinking about doing a lecture or so on a local high-school in a couple of weeks.

Meanwhile I am personally preparing by growing my own food, work on alternative energy and extract water from the humid air.

Cheers,

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Old 07-20-2009, 12:02 AM   #23
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I will be setting up communities in both Argentina and Brazil in the not to distance future. You are never alone.
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:32 AM   #24
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Hi Operator-

A friend and I were talking the other day about the amount of distilled water from the air that air conditioners produce that is simply wasted. Likely everyone on this island who has an air conditioner is throwing away enough pure water every day to supply their drinking and cooking needs. I don't have a/c so that doesn't apply to me, but I'd say about half the people on Margarita do have a/c.

I make a living on line too, from my soil minerals website. Thank goodness for paypal.
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:50 AM   #25
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Asteram, I can assume you live close to La Asuncion? where they have a blessed climate and it's always cool.
You are completely right regarding the use of the distilled water for household purposes; however, the production of water is relatively low. Now then, when you see those big beach front hotels in the area of Avenida Libertador, their A/C system is based on chilled water, and thus some of this water, can be used for non-consumption. Eg: Waterclosets, ect.
It is nice to see you back and up again.
My regards to this beautiful island and all the loved ones I left behind
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