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    Default Manhattan NYC, people don't even know what hit them

    Manhattan is a place where the majority of people live in tiny apartments with 2 or 3 roommates that they are forced to have. There is one kitchen and one bathroom for all the inhabitants in an apartment.

    This is called an ideal situation for many.

    Well, my grandmother was receiving a pension in Leningrad in Soviet Union and she lived right in the center of the city in a big room that is the size of a whole apartment in Manhattan. This room was one of many rooms in her apartment with one kitchen and one bathroom. How many poor, old ladies get to live in a big room right in the center of Manhattan?

    You see, before critiquing Soviet Union Americans should have looked at Manhattan.

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    I'm reminded of the movie Ninotchka (1939?) where the Russians are depicted as having to travel through one apartment to get to their own. The rooms were big, however. It's actually a very funny movie (Billy Wilder) in spite of the anti-Soviet propaganda element.
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    My grandmother had a totally separate room. There was a long hallway and there were entrances to the rooms like in a college dorm.

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    Yeah, but their women still stunk and had rotten teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Manhattan is a place where the majority of people live in tiny apartments with 2 or 3 roommates that they are forced to have. There is one kitchen and one bathroom for all the inhabitants in an apartment.

    This is called an ideal situation for many.

    Well, my grandmother was receiving a pension in Leningrad in Soviet Union and she lived right in the center of the city in a big room that is the size of a whole apartment in Manhattan. This room was one of many rooms in her apartment with one kitchen and one bathroom. How many poor, old ladies get to live in a big room right in the center of Manhattan?

    You see, before critiquing Soviet Union Americans should have looked at Manhattan.
    I didn't know that the City of New York was holding guns to people's heads forcing them to live together, even if they didn't want to. That is information you need!

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    What matters is the reality.

    Besides, nobody forced my grandmother to come to Leningrad from Ukraine either.

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    Exactly!! The reality is you can do whatever you want! So, get off the hypothetical sutff and don't get upset when people live how they want.

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    In skipster's world, nobody gives up nothin' (not even the time of day) unless it's for money or someone is holding a gun to your head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    In skipster's world, nobody gives up nothin' (not even the time of day) unless it's for money or someone is holding a gun to your head.
    In my world (the REAl world), you are not FORCED to do anything. No one is even forcing you to breathe -- you can find a way to stop if you really want to. Even if someone is holding a gun to your head, you can still say no. The results may not be desirable, but you can still say no.

    The bottom line is that someone can not be FORCED to do something. OF course, the consequences of not doing it may not be fun, but that choice can still be made. Don't confuse undesirable outcomes with impossibility. This is not an easy idea for some people to understand. I will help you through it.

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