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So how do you calm your conscience? If it needs calming at all.
I probably don't have one

There are ****wits in all countries. I view it as a reflection on a country as to how these people are allowed to get away with it, especially if they work for the government. I'm at a point in my travels where I really can't be bothered to get felt up by "security" to get in, be served chemically modified by some bored halfwit who can't be bothered and then have to bribe someone to get out. Still, I live here, so you get used to it

I would now honestly pick destinations as a balance of what's there versus how much hassle there is to get there. I think a countries politics are part of that equation. I travelled in Eastern Europe when it was still under the communists and it many ways you can see why the parts of the population that weren't in the salt mines might look back with a certain nostalgia. The men in dirty macs who followed us in the Trabants were commical. Didn't bother me in the slightest that their mates at HQ were probably kicking the **** out of some poor soul for listening to the wrong radio station. Maybe it should have?

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Sincerely apologies for taking this thread off-track.
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I refuse to visit Disneyland because of the blatant commercial anthropomorphism .

And I mean that most sincerely .
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I refuse to visit Disneyland because of the blatant commercial anthropomorphism .

And I mean that most sincerely .
I visited Disneyland today. I suggest not going there if you can't appreciate the beauty of the place either.:





Didn't ask them their views on geopolitics. Maybe should have done.


Saw this though, which was my highlight:


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You know, I like what Matt, Markharf and Stephen have said, especially the bits about the people being good and govts being the problem. For example, the Syrians are noted for their friendliness as are the US citizens, at least in my experience. Iranians are well known for kindness. But their govts all stink IMO. I liked the guy who said he'd visit Israel if he wasnt blocked from visiting Palestine. Thoughtful responses, something which may be increasingly rare.

On the other hand, Ang Sang Su Shi (spelling wrong here) of Myanmar/Burma has asked tourists not to visit there as it supports the vicious junta who deposed her democratically elected govt.

So it requires some thinking about where you travel - the whole point of this thread. You make your choices based on awareness, if you have any.

Thanks to Chris for his posts from the home of Mickey Mouse in Disneyland, where he is on holiday, but maybe just a tad off topic? He did mention that I think.

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I visited Disneyland today. I suggest not going there if you can't appreciate the beauty of the place either.:





Didn't ask them their views on geopolitics. Maybe should have done.


Saw this though, which was my highlight:


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It's great this quoting out of context stuff. Are "Local doggy parts" the bits you would lick if you could? Or some sort of "style" thing?

Sincerely apologies for taking this thread off-track. Won't do it again, promise.

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LOL I think I ate dog once not bad at all bit like pork with less fat.

But looks like you got some shots of real corn fed pasty white mid westerns. Wonder if the 1200 gs will hold the two. Extra points if you can get some shots like that on the beach, more still if there sun burned red.
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Thanks to Chris for his posts from the home of Mickey Mouse in Disneyland, where he is on holiday, but maybe just a tad off topic? He did mention that I think.
I fully feel my post was ON topic because I was refering to Dodger's post who said he wasn't going to Disneyland....

What about all the comments in this thread by other HUBBers which are off topic? I feel I'm being victimised and singled out. I don't appreciate this. Are we in Burma, or what?

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It's great this quoting out of context stuff. Are "Local doggy parts" the bits you would lick if you could? Or some sort of "style" thing?

Sincerely apologies for taking this thread off-track. Won't do it again, promise.

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Now who says you're off track? Could it be you? I think we should be told!
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Now who says you're off track? Could it be you? I think we should be told!
Hi Denis
Without it appearing to be like Groundhog Day, I again refer you to the above posts regarding Hollywood/Disneyland etc: Fully on topic. With regard to the "doggy" comment you refer to, clearly it is off topic and I pointed that out when I wrote it. Thanks for reading my comment. It was an attempt at humour to lighten up an already super duper thread. Obviously not all HUBBer found it funny.

If you have a problem with all this off-your-interesting-topic-ness, please give the other off-topic-ers some grief too. Furthermore it would be nice if you didn't edit and delete various posts 24 hours or so after they are originally written in non confrontational manner to now insult other users. Please don't ask me to tell you which ones they are and split hairs about it. You know exactly what you've done.

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[quote=chris;300503]Hi Denis
Without it appearing to be like Groundhog Day, I again refer you to the above posts regarding Hollywood/Disneyland etc: Fully on topic. With regard to the "doggy" comment you refer to, clearly it is off topic and I pointed that out when I wrote it. Thanks for reading my comment. It was an attempt at humour to lighten up an already super duper thread. Obviously not all HUBBer found it funny.





If you have a problem with all this off-your-interesting-topic-ness, please give the other off-topic-ers some grief too. Furthermore it would be nice if you didn't edit and delete various posts 24 hours or so after they are originally written in non confrontational manner to now insult other users. Please don't ask me to tell you which ones they are and split hairs about it. You know exactly what you've done.





My dear Randy,

Its difficult to know what you mean. Really difficult.

Yes you are on topic if you say so.

I have alerted many HUBBers to this thread who would like to see what you say:they are copying it all, they like it so much. A number of them contacted me about this thread, as you did. They know each post which has been"deleted" especially the ones which were interested in my thread.

A big thanks for your talk at Ripley, and thanks for the pics of people in Disneyland. I admire anyone who gives a talk on HU, as my previous testimonial, posted on the HUBB as a kind of stickie, for several years shows. Did you see it?

Best wishes for your next trip!

Edit......PS I often edit my posts for clarity- is that wrong in some way? HU allows it so I think it's ok, dont you?

Edit Ps second edit, I corrected "on" for "in" cos I made a typo. Is that OK?

Edit I have edited this post three times, BTW.

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It's great this quoting out of context stuff. Are "Local doggy parts" the bits you would lick if you could? Or some sort of "style" thing?

Sincerely apologies for taking this thread off-track. Won't do it again, promise.

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Thanks Chris or Randy, I see what you mean.
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