Take heart if you've been banished. Minimum wage in Bolivia is now up by 20% (link)!
Boliva Updates: Improvements in Exile Lifestyle
Some of the other improvements slated for later this year (or next year) :
- final phase of conversion from DSL to broadband.
- extension of sewer mains to the southern suburbs
- Farmer's Market with edible goods bought with actual currency (i.e., the end of bartering)
- Zoning improvements to better separate livestock pastures from public restrooms
What's wrong with using the pasture? Maybe Bolivia could lead the way in a new, sustainable lifestyle.
the only ones what produce manure, you know. We're all "sitting" on valuable resources.
In celebration of Earth Day, we should avail ourselves of the pastures in East Lansing.
I think I heard they actually do save and use human waste in India by using special public restrooms. I could Google it and find more info, but I'm not sure what sites would pop up if I googled people and poop. Nightmares of 2 girls 1 cup are starting to come back.
that Tommy Barlett's Water Show will be opening a new show venue on Lake Titicaca.
Finally, some good news around here.
just to up vote you. I really Laughed out Loud. Good News, Ha ha ha
Horray! Perhaps the rise in minimum wage will get me out of MGoDebt
I'm somewhat new to MgoBlog. If you don't mind me asking, how does one end up as deep in debt as you?
I speak from experience since I was sent to Bolivia with a -5000 point negbang by a mod.
For me it was repeating a joke I heard on the radio. That day I learned that the internet(or that one mod) is less forgiving than the FCC.
It can also be a constant pattern of trolling.
You say one thing, even as a dumb joke, get piled on, and then they banish you for... forever I guess.
So make sure that anything you say falls in line with the way everyone else thinks here, and could never be interpreted as "some guy on the internet said something I don't like or didn't find funny in the same way he did" and you'll be a-ok.
Be offensive, act like a dick, and the mods will help you get there. Starting an argument over religion or politics is a sure-fire tactic.
some responders are exhibiting a little passive aggressive behavior in their posts, the point isn't conceded....it takes a willingly offensive post to get you to Bolivia, but usually it takes a consistent pattern that results in a one-way ticket. Having chatted privately with one of the mods, I've learned that folks do make mistakes once in a while. Those dumb once-in-a-while episodes of buffoonery don't necessarily get you there, but one that is particularly egregious that crosses several lines may get the "do not pass go" instant transportation. Most folks who get sent to Bolivia have a habit of starting fights, going out of their way to be argumentative or seem to stir up trouble where ever they post. Trust me, the mods watch and take notes. You can't really hide if you're the type who can't play nice with others on a regular basis. My two cents.
Mine was a one time thing though. I said something that I dare not repeat I guess, mostly as a joke... I came back to the site an hour later and had - 20000000 something points.
I suppose I could make a new name and stuff and come back and build up points, but.. I don't want to be that guy.
Woah woah woah not all of us regularly stir up trouble. My trip to Bolivia was a one time thing with a user about religion, and we both got sent to Bolivia. I wear those negative points like a badge of honor, and I'm sure he does too. Bolivia ain't as bad as they make it out to be.
and I tried to separate your situation from the majority. I remember when you got on your plane to Bolivia...it was definitely a one-time thing. I get ya. No worries.
Trust me, the mods watch and take notes. You can't really hide if you're the type who can't play nice with others on a regular basis.
Not meant in any way to be the start of a discussion on religion.
Today, I learned that the Bolivian currency is called bolivianos.
looks like the euro is kicking our tail.
Will the Bolivian work release program now pick up steam? Work off your banishment by picking up trash around the blog while wearing an orange vest in lieu of a full trip? Or perhaps an mgoblog sentence will be commuted if a user does one or more games of community service, ie helping moderate the liveblog? Stranger things have happened...
Well this should make Jobu pretty happy
for double post?
Well this should make Jobu pretty happy
I'm not sure anything makes Jobu happy, but I still upvoted you for both posts.
Because until that's a dealbreaker.
You actually wrote another sentance and were not negged. Who knows you might be getting the hang of this stuff. Sky is the limit....
Well shoot, I just posted that I wasn't sure anything would make you happy. Glad to see I was wrong.
Is there a register somewhere on MGoBlog to see who resides in Bolivia? A roster, so to speak.
and click on the absolute bottom of the list ("last").
With the state of Michigan football, I've turned my attention to other interests here in Bolivia like learning Spanish.
Pero ay muchas cosas de los Estados Unidos que no tienen aqui que estranio mucho. Por ejemplo:
- Papel higenico
- Duchas calientes
- Mujeres altas con cuerpos buenos
- Baloncesto. Aqui solo juegan futbol y yo soy muy alto y viejo para eso.
I'm also learning some "Quechua" the native tongue of the Incan indians. Apparently "majta supisiki Michigan" is how Bolivians say go to hell, or essentially, their own way of banishing others to their version of a distant Bolivia.
At first they'd all say it at me and walk away laughing and I didn't get it until finally a small Bolivian lady with a funny hat came by and asked "Llegaste aquie por MGoBlog?" and it all made sense. Guess they can tell which of us arrive via MGoBlog banishment given we're usually milk-toast white dudes that show up suddenly with no luggage or toiletries, usually (as in my case) in just a thong and assless chaps with a bag of Cheetos in hand, or what your typical MGoBlog reader wears as he leisurely consumes blog content from his basement the instant he gets banished.
I also learned that "Michi" means "cat" in Quechua. Assuredly, a Latin American Wolverine Cat.
I didn't come here to learn, I come here to Sports!
compared to Jobo! Only -18,132; you should be back in no time.
"Kid, the next time I say, 'Let's go someplace like Bolivia', let's go someplace like Bolivia."
prepared to be laughed at:
Ah, Boliva, how many nights I spent gazing up at your cloudless skies from the safety of my canopy bed nestled high in the treetops. I had been sent there on assignment by one of the old papers, before any malcontent with a keyboard could call himself a journalist. Situated in the southwest corner of Bolivia (who stole who's name is still a matter for debate), the region is largely autonomous. Sure, troops dispatched by the ruthless Presidente Dominosa stop in from time to time. They sample the local cuisine, stuffed beaver mostly, and chat up the local women, but cause no trouble unless you count the occasional bar fight. Very few men wish to trudge across the unforgiving South American desert surrounding Boliva's lush tropical jungle.
The Presidente calls the residents terrorists. The Bolivans call themselves freedom fighters. The truth lies somewhere in between those two extremes. While the Bolivians attempt to rankle the surrounding countries with veiled threats and hasty conclusions, the separatists pay homage to the old gods, including Ricardo Rodriguez, a Buddha-like figure, whom the Bolivans believe to be both the ultimate representation of chaos and order. They reject the modern notion that Bradorio is the one true God of the country, pointing to the Bolivians constant changing notions on whether to build a golden statue of the man or burn him in the capital's salt mines.
I was warned a banhammer could be in my future via E-mail if I were to say anything like I did one time. The good of it was, he was right, I had no business in saying what I did about a serious matter of someone who may have been in a life and death struggle. That is all I will say about what actually happened. What I am trying to say is the Mods are really fair in sending people to Bolivia or wacking them with a banhammer just my opinion though. I would like to thank the mod who spared me the pain of being banned I really never did thank him back then so now is better late than never. One last thing, (if I may) I was new to the site and I think that might have been one of the things that saved me and the fact that it could have been more egregious than it actually was.