Greetings from Zimbabwe

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by thethinkingman, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. thethinkingman
    Offline

    thethinkingman Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +4
    Hello forumites.

    I am a businessman / engineer living in Zimbabwe and I have been very active on Zimbabwe based forums for the last 5 years. Unfortunately with the advent of a non-democratic Government of National Unity the spark and fire has gone out of all political debate here.

    As I have a wide range of interests and a reasonable set of opinions I think I will find participation here on your Forum both stimulating and educational.

    Thank you.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  2. adeel_sami
    Offline

    adeel_sami Free-Doom

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    267
    Thanks Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Rabwah, Pakistan ..
    Ratings:
    +36
    Hello Mate !

    Welcome to the community .. Hope you'll find it much interesting and will let us know about the experiences of yours life in Zimbabwe .. :)

    Welcome once again ..
     
  3. Xenophon
    Offline

    Xenophon Gone and forgotten

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2008
    Messages:
    16,705
    Thanks Received:
    3,750
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    In your head
    Ratings:
    +3,751
    They have Zimbabwe based forums in Mugabe land?

    Amazing.
     
  4. Dr Grump
    Offline

    Dr Grump Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    19,272
    Thanks Received:
    3,049
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    From the Back of Beyond
    Ratings:
    +4,219
    Are you a troll? Please, we don't need any more.............:cool:
     
  5. thethinkingman
    Offline

    thethinkingman Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +4
    Thanks for the (mostly ) warm welcome people.

    First off let me reassure you I am not a troll in any way at all. I just find most political and current affairs interesting and I have my own perspective on most stuff. The political issues you deal with on here seem so "normal" and very far removed from our situation in Zimbabwe. You are concerned about what your government spends money on, here we don't have any money to speak of and none of our own. We use your American Dollars for everything and there are very few, possibly $100m in total circulation.

    My broad band is satellite based so I am able to bypass all of the controls and spying that the Mugabe regime apply to everything that goes through the state telecomms monopoly. I mention this because we only have state controlled media, TV , Radio and daily newspapers. The three "independent" weekly newspapers are very strictly controlled and one of them is owned by Mugabe's "bag-man".

    I guess I am politically right of center, that comes with getting older I guess as at university I was your standard liberal with nothing to lose. Socially my stance is quite liberal, with a small l, pretty much live and let live. Financially strongly conservative because I am living with the results of fiscal stupidity.

    Oh , and I am white if that has any relevance, having lived here in Rhodesia and then Zimbabwe almost all my life. There are about 20 000 like me here in a population of around 10 million which is quite interesting as this is an officially racist country where white folk are not allowed to be farmers or to own their own businesses beyond a 49% shareholding. There are ways to get around most of the negative stuff though.

    The weather, scenery and wild game is beyond compare and being an ultralight pilot this place is perfect and very unregulated.

    That's all folks, but I am happy to answer questions about the place and I am enjoying catching up on all your threads.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. Dr Grump
    Offline

    Dr Grump Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    19,272
    Thanks Received:
    3,049
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    From the Back of Beyond
    Ratings:
    +4,219
    Well, I was a little bit leery because you talked about the Non-unity govt that includes Tsvangirai as non-democratic, which suggested to me the previous govt (without him) was democratic, when clearly it wasn't.

    As soon as Joshua Nkomo and Bishop Muzurewa went south, so did the country...

    Hope Mugabe dies soon and the rest of the country can once again be considered the bread basket of Africa.....
     
  7. Sunni Man
    Offline

    Sunni Man Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    40,001
    Thanks Received:
    5,328
    Trophy Points:
    1,860
    Location:
    Patriotic American Muslim
    Ratings:
    +12,444
    Welcome :eusa_angel:

    I wish you would start a question and answer thread about Zimbabwe.
     
  8. GHook93
    Offline

    GHook93 Aristotle

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    17,912
    Thanks Received:
    3,124
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Location:
    Chicago
    Ratings:
    +4,924
    Funny how the UN and the bigoted countries will only focus on Israel who provides equal rights including voting rights to all its citizens regards of race, color or religion, but they will ignore Zimbabwe who systematically took away all the white owned farms and brutally discriminates on their minorities. Ironically South Africa does the same! They have affirmative action for the majority and have enacted many pograms against the white minority. Affirmative action is controversial for the minority but its outright oppression when its enacted for the majority! Where is Gadafi on the white plight in Zimbabwe and South Africa? Fricking hypocrites!
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  9. asaratis
    Offline

    asaratis Uppity Senior Citizen Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Messages:
    12,285
    Thanks Received:
    2,647
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Stockbridge
    Ratings:
    +4,469
    Welcome.

    What is your discipline...engineering wise? Why do you remain in Zimbabwe?
     
  10. Sunni Man
    Offline

    Sunni Man Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    40,001
    Thanks Received:
    5,328
    Trophy Points:
    1,860
    Location:
    Patriotic American Muslim
    Ratings:
    +12,444
    Typical zionist response to every subject:

    "Work Israel into the conversation and then claim anti-semitism"

    GHook, we would all like to hear his point of view about Zimbabwe and it's political situation.

    Not the same old tripe about Israel and how the jews are being picked on by everyone.

    Give it a rest :evil:
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2009

Share This Page