Goodbye Memphis-Hello World !

Last Update: December 31, 2019

And here is breaking news from my old hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

Someone actually asked me today how I could move to a communist country. That country being Ukraine. I told him to read a book, turn off the tv, put down your phone, and do not listen to the Western media. They still don't know who won the 2016 Presidential election.

Ukraine has been independent since 1992. Memphis is home of the Dumb and Dumberer.

Google "literacy rates by country" and you will see Ukraine has a 100% literacy rate, as do almost all Eastern European bloc countries. Ukraine may be the most literate country on the planet. Russia too is in at 100% literacy.

The United States is 125th behind many 3rd World Countries. And that is being very, very generous.

Boneheads.

Also in the news today:

Which USA cities have the highest obesity rates?

Cities with the highest obesity rates in America according to the research findings, the Memphis, Tennessee metro area ranks number 1 as the most obese city in the USA. This city has the highest percentage of obese adults and physically inactive adults. The second city on the list is the Shreveport-Bossier City metro area in Louisiana.

And to top it off most wear skin-tight clothes and think they look good. The below picture is what you see every day, everywhere. Memphians are not overweight. They are disgusting lard asses and their children are just as bad.

Rescue me from this place!!!

Let's see now. Dumb? Check. Obese? Check

What else is in the news today in Memphis?

2019 Cities with the highest crime rates.

1. St. Louis, Missouri 2) Detroit, Michigan 3) Baltimore, Maryland

4. Memphis Tennessee

With an unemployment rate of 4.8% and a poverty rate of 27.6%, Memphis is also one of the leading crime infested cities in America. The crime rate stands at slightly above 2000 per every 100,000 people with 181 homicides recorded per the same number of people. The city recorded over 653,000 violent crimes in the year 2017 making it one violent crime for every 59 residents.

Memphis is home to the dumbest, most obese, criminals in America!

Maybe the world.

I lived in North Memhis from 1961 until 1991 then moved to Bartlett, which is Northeast of Memphis. I have been robbed at gunpoint 3 times (twice in one night by the same person) and got sued for beating the crap out of 2 idiots that picked the wrong person to play the "knock-out game" with. Both went to the hospital. Both sued ME.

Good bye Memphis!

No signs of intelligent life here.

December 31st (today) is the last day I will ever step into your God-forsaken city limits until the day I take a taxi to the Memphis International Airport and head home to Ukraine.

2019 is the end of "Memphis Mark" and the beginning of Expat Mark's new life.


And here is my date for New Year's Eve. My old high school girlfriend of 3 plus years back in 1979. The Venezuelan exchange student I almost married. Can you believe she is 55? 40 years and 5000 miles between the two loves of my life.

Happy New Year to all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Making a living, making a difference.

Expat Mark The Shark

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Ruzzty Premium
Hello Mark the Shark
Mt Parent were born in Ukraine , Kiev and Cheherin.
I am first generation Canadian. Whatch out for Crimea Battle with Russia. How are you doing here on W.A. ?
Please give us an update on how things are going on where you are in Ukraine,
Thanks Russ
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PLuh1 Premium
OMG. Be glad you got out of there. I had no idea how bad it is in Memphis.
This gets me every time that Americans are so uninformed about other countries. And so condescending even though, as you pointed out, they are way down the totem pole regarding literacy, health, etc., etc.
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ExpatMark Premium
A 3rd world country with bombs. Without credit, few have anything they bought with their own money.
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LenkaSophie Premium
Mark, I see your point! The stats are horrible. Nowhere near are we here in another post-communist country with obesity or crime. Yes, we have high literacy and in CZ also a great history.
But I still love Spain more! :)
I wouldn't pick any part of the US as my home.
All the best, my friend!
Lenka
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I visited Memphis recently and music seems to be the only industry which is still thriving, while everything else has degenerated.

America has declined in the last 20 years due to heavy spending on too many foreign wars, outsourcing all labour activities and not enough spending on education and infrastructure.

Ukraine will be a wonderful change for sure!
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ExpatMark Premium
You nailed it. The only thing I will miss is the water. The best tasing water I have ever tasted. But these dummies buy water. Ridiculous.
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That reminds me...it will be to market bottled water!
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cbednar74 Premium
Awesome Post Mark! You just made my decision to not consider anything close to Memphis as a possible relocation destination for me and my family not that we were really considering it but this put it to eternal slumber,this isn't the Elvis Presley or Johnny Rivers Memphis of yesteryear it's a shame really! still considering near the smoky mountains, I am not surprised at all at the statistics on this list, not one of them! This Country has went away from the core fundamentals that once made it the Greatest, there are many factors that brought that about, but some key ones I believe are Technology ( for all of it's good, it has made people lazy, complacent, reliant upon,etc..), Lack of Proper Education due to a lot of subjects taken away, not being taught everything only narrative based ideological subject matter due to changes in the curriculum, and the last 2 generations in particular "cause no where is the dreamer, or the misfit so alone"! Thank You Rush! Participation Trophy and a PC Society as well!!! I Agree go after Your Dreams, Carve out a living as best as you can, and Yes make a difference!!!!

Happy New Year, and Best of Luck to You in Your New Country!!!!! :) :) :)
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ExpatMark Premium
It is not just Memphis, it is the whole country in the big cities. We know who controls things in big cities and they just do not have the mental capacity to govern. I feel so sorry for people stuck in these unhappy circumstances, but most do not have the courage or gumption to change. They accept the status quo and take the government handout. Sad.
East Tennessee very nice around Knoxville, Gatlinburg, and even Nashville is booming.
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