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Apartment - 66.40sqm in the centre of Kiev. The prestigious "Diplomat hall." Half constructed so ready for you to put your stamp on it. $190,000 - A very good price for this great located apartment.
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They try to make you feel responsible for being their victims, and offer to 'help' in a way that is meaningless and useless, but you are in their debt. Don't fall for it. When in Rome, dress like a Roman, act like a Roman, and not an American. Biggest compliment I get is when a stranger approaches me and starts rattling off in Ukrainian or Russian, assuming I am one of them. I bought a laptop, and the internet is wonderful. You can watch any tv or movies you want, play games in English. I also brought some Smallville and JWayne movies that I often watch. People here usually carry cellphones, and WiFi is everywhere. Many many satellite dishes for homes. Many Mercedes, BMWs, lots of Jap cars, and a few Ford or Chevy. Stray dogs everywhere. (Continue)
MichaelTryn posted HONEST International Banks in Kiev on the Ukraine forum:
Does anyone know of reliable International Banks in Kiev that will handle money transfers if one sells a condo. I have not researched for some time, but have seen Citi bank MAY still be near the large Hospital. Raifessen will NOT accept U.S. clients, and Privatebank I read, is controlled by the OLIGARCH from Dneiperpetrovsk , that still wants to control his nazi group, demoted by the puppet pres.
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MichaelTryn replied to the thread I don't mean to post political questions on the Ukraine forum:
MichaelTryn initially posted:
I just ask"What are people doing to bring in money, when the country is broke ?" I saw "advisory, and some EUAM listings." WHO and and WHAT is anyone advising ! A bartender can advise.
MichaelTryn replied most recently with:
Sorry to here your situation Sir2 You, I and millions of ordinary people are "blind" to the dirty things the U.S. gov. does to us. Intl.. Living mag and Stansberry open our eyes some what to ways to "get out of the U.S.".My wife as I have stated, would rather move to Yalta. At one time, we were seriously looking @ Canada, where one can feel good to live. Good luck there!
TheSir2You replied most recently with:
I am getting SS checks, sent to the embassy. Can't cash for days, but get the checks now. Have one, two waiting at embassy.
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maxic replied to the thread Living in Kiev on the Ukraine forum:
MichaelTryn initially posted:
I have not posted here for some time, and things have changed "quite a bit" in Ukraine. Things "do not" seem to be so rosy with the hryna around 25 to the dollar. WHY it is this way I do not know! The U.S. warlords give orders to the E.U. and Kiev, and it is shameful to be an American. Common people suffer.
maxic replied most recently with:
You don't write the truth about Ukraine. You are into miss-information. If you actually believed your own crap you would not want to go to Ukraine. You seem to be a Russian troll.
MichaelTryn replied most recently with:
I looked up TROLL, I don't mean to be, but MAYBE I AM. YAHOO is a TROLL against Russia, and now they will start with CHINA if one reads their troll strories everyday. My problems are not working and eating too much during the winter.China is getting too strong and they have more submarines etc. This is to breed fear like in Europe to sell military, the U.S. is the world's largest weapon seller.
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MichaelTryn replied most recently with:
Sorry to hear your situation brother. So many people have the Hollywood and promised land view, the Polish that are here have "seen the light" as we natives know! Any time I type in "happiest countries" the U.S. is always down the list
MichaelTryn replied most recently with:
Sorry to hear your situation brother. So many people have the Hollywood and promised land view, the Polish that are here have "seen the light" as we natives know! Any time I type in "happiest countries" the U.S. is always down the list
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hsvgto replied to the thread 2015 best places to move to; Mar. 16 on the Ukraine forum:
MichaelTryn initially posted:
number 5. Netherlands number 4. Iceland number 3. Australia number 2. Norway number 1. Switz. U.S. number 19 I believe for the winter though, rent a flat in Canary Islands, or Malta...
hsvgto replied most recently with:
you sound like you've reached your limit...better get use to sharing dude. if Australia's one of the top three places to move to then there's a hell of a lot of mismanaging going on out there. Odessa looks better and better all the time
MichaelTryn replied most recently with:
I have never been to Kherson, Nikolaev, or Odessa but I've seen online Odessa has architecture,and I will look @ Odessa now, and one can rent a horse & carriage, like Charleston. I've always wanted to go to Charleston. The places on the list,esp. Iceland, DO NOT have the lower forms of life, THAT is why they are listed high! Anyone," type in Iceland, you will not get 3rd world types, or Bangledesh types, "I believe in standards!" I saw nice looking people in Scandanavian brocures also; and Australia was no. 3, who doesn't like a kaola, or kangaroo?
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I could not get the answer on the s.s. site, but found this in "Kiplinger" Yes, slightly. Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 1.7% cost-of-living increase in 2015, boosting the average monthly benefit for retired workers from $1,306 to $1,328. The maximum Social Security benefit for a worker retiring image: http://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png at full retirement age is increasing from $2,642 per month in 2014 to $2,663 per month in 2015. Full retirement age is 66 if you were born from 1943 to 1954 and gradually rises to 67 if you were born after that Read more at http://www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T051-C001-S003-a-boost-in-social-security-benefits.html#2Xe1dWReDV46GUDo.99
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MichaelTryn posted About Ukraine, on the Ukraine forum:
Things will work out when they "get rid of the bandera groups." The people must "stand up like a man!" Greece is doing it now, and Spain, Catalonia, and possibly Italy will be next! The U.S. slapped down the Euro, starting with Russia, knocking them down, but won't be able to dictate down to China ! Doesn't matter to me,
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