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    World's "Poorest President"

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20243493

    Laundry is strung outside the house. The water comes from a well in a yard, overgrown with weeds. Only two police officers and Manuela, a three-legged dog, keep watch outside.

    This is the residence of the president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, whose lifestyle clearly differs sharply from that of most other world leaders.

    President Mujica has shunned the luxurious house that the Uruguayan state provides for its leaders and opted to stay at his wife's farmhouse, off a dirt road outside the capital, Montevideo.

    The president and his wife work the land themselves, growing flowers.

    This austere lifestyle - and the fact that Mujica donates about 90% of his monthly salary, equivalent to $12,000 (£7,500), to charity - has led him to be labelled the poorest president in the world
    "I'm called 'the poorest president', but I don't feel poor. Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle, and always want more and more," he says.

    "This is a matter of freedom. If you don't have many possessions then you don't need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them, and therefore you have more time for yourself," he says.

    "I may appear to be an eccentric old man... But this is a free choice."
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    1. Bring him to the US.
    2. Make him president
    3. ???????
    4. Profit

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    You just found out about him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarvingKnick22 View Post
    You just found out about him?
    Most people don't keep up with Uruguay's presidents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckwheat View Post
    Most people don't keep up with Uruguay's presidents.
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    Ohhhh, just read he's an Atheist. Yep. Bring him here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckwheat View Post
    Ohhhh, just read he's an Atheist. Yep. Bring him here.
    Since when was the majority of PSD atheists?

    And by the way, those pants, they belong to my dad.And they're not really pants,
    they're Lederhosen



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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Since when was the majority of PSD atheists?
    Yeah and since when were the majority of Americans atheist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarvingKnick22 View Post
    Yeah and since when were the majority of Americans atheist?
    I never said they were. I'd love to see an Atheist leader, though.

    And I'm ending the discussion there. I'm not getting in trouble on here over discussing a topic that I find to be hilariously silly. I didn't mean for my comment to even go further than that. But people can't leave the topic alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckwheat View Post
    Ohhhh, just read he's an Atheist. Yep. Bring him here.
    He sounds like the perfect man to me.


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    They have a group on here with roughly 45 members, I believe.
    You're talking to me all wrong... It's the wrong tone. You do it again and I'll stab you in the face with a soldering iron. Hey, tell me, does your mother sew? BOOM. Get her to sew that!

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    I'm an atheist. Well, not actually. I'm still looking for a religion that only cares about the happiness that you can get internally.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekhelxD View Post
    I'm an atheist. Well, not actually. I'm still looking for a religion that only cares about the happiness that you can get internally.
    I believe every religion attempts to achieve this. But if you've figured out your own way to achieve this then I ain't stopping u

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    I believe iran's president lives a similar lifestyle.

    Very humbling to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by nastynice View Post
    I believe iran's president lives a similar lifestyle.

    Very humbling to see
    Is that a joke?

    And by the way, those pants, they belong to my dad.And they're not really pants,
    they're Lederhosen



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