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    Agree, I guess I was tired and not in the mood for political talk...

    Also agree with the romanticized view some in the "west" had about the "socialist paradise". I guess, if you were not actively oposed to the system politically, and not a member of some religious group wich was banned, or "restricted, than there was a good period between about 1965 and 1975 in the commie lands (at least in the Eastern European country where I lived for 20 years...). Economic stability was certainly happening during those 10 years or so.
    As my family ticked both the categories mentioned above, they did not have such a good time, with a number of my close relatives in jail between 1947 and 1978...
    Hence the decision to leave the socialist paradise in 1978 and move the the capitalist hell. Not that there is an ideal situation anywhere on earth. But some societies and systems are gentler towards their citizens than others.
    yakshaver

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    HI,

    wow three seats away from the big Prachanda! That must have been your karma. Do maoist shoot yaks?? Guess there are few where the yaks graze.

    However, quite dissapointet that you did not try to talk to Mr. Dahal aka Prachanda on at least the issue of extorting tourists on the Manaslu circuit.

    But who knows how I would have reacted. Never mind.

    Anyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anyone
    HI,

    wow three seats away from the big Prachanda! That must have been your karma. Do maoist shoot yaks?? Guess there are few where the yaks graze.

    However, quite dissapointet that you did not try to talk to Mr. Dahal aka Prachanda on at least the issue of extorting tourists on the Manaslu circuit.

    But who knows how I would have reacted. Never mind.

    Anyone
    Yes, I had my upgrade do business (too may points from my European trips in 2007 and 08). This is how I ended up next to our comrade.

    I wander as well why I did not approach the guy to talk to him. I was a bit down at the time, another trek finished, this time earlier than expected, the problems we had with the health of a couple of my friends, etc...
    I guess I was not in the mood. You need to have a certain energy to conduct a potentially confrontational discussion, and still remain civil.

    Not witnessed the maomao shooting yaks. So some nice ones on the way to Mugumpa, near Lar.
    yakshaver

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    Hi Yakshaver,

    besides the fact that I forgot to let you know we had also a great trek around Manaslu, with the (for us nice) vantage that we had no health issues. It's definately as you wrote a wonderful trek to do.

    For the big P. on the plane, definately he seems to enjoy business class, wonder if he had already so many points like you as frequent flyer.

    Seems maos enjoy capitalist services. Can understand your point not to be in mood. Anyway, surely it was an insteresting part of the flight back!

    Happy days and happy 2010!

    Anyone

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    Thank you Anyone. Have a great 2010 as well!
    yakshaver

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