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Couple live in sewer for 22 years
.upi ^ | Dec. 6, 2012

Posted on 12/06/2012 10:53:26 AM PST by JoeProBono

MEDELLIN, Colombia, A Colombian couple who moved into a sewer with their dog said they are living life "better than the president"

Miguel Restrepo, 62, told Colombian radio station La FM that he and his wife, Maria Garcia, have been living comfortably in a Medellin sewer for the past 22 years, Colombia Reports reported Thursday.

Restrepo said they are living "better than the president" in the "calm" and "carefree" setting. He said the sewer is outfitted with a kitchen, TV, bed, chair and fan.


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1 posted on 12/06/2012 10:53:28 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

All things being relative, he’s probably right.


2 posted on 12/06/2012 10:56:42 AM PST by albie
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To: JoeProBono
He said the sewer is outfitted with a kitchen, TV, bed, chair and fan.

No bathroom?

3 posted on 12/06/2012 10:56:51 AM PST by twhitak
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To: JoeProBono

Ed Norton: “Like we say in the sewer, time and tide wait for no man!”


4 posted on 12/06/2012 10:59:44 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: twhitak

The chair has a hole in the bottom?

Clearly an unused sewer


5 posted on 12/06/2012 11:02:20 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: JoeProBono

And every Saturday Night, he hosts his own floating crap game.


6 posted on 12/06/2012 11:03:07 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: GreenHornet

OK wise guy, now get this darn song OUT of my head!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRvrj-x1lSo


7 posted on 12/06/2012 11:03:32 AM PST by bigbob
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To: albie

American citizens are also living in sewers..Detroit,Chicago,East LA, NYC etc....Nothing to see here...move.on(.org)


8 posted on 12/06/2012 11:13:02 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: albie

Better than Detroit.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 11:21:41 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: JoeProBono

Wouldn’t want to live there during heavy rain. You’d really be in the s**t then..


10 posted on 12/06/2012 11:28:49 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: JoeProBono

Here’s more with a few photos, too:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/colombian-couple-turns-abandoned-sewer-home-article-1.1213744


11 posted on 12/06/2012 11:31:32 AM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

His wife has some muscles.


12 posted on 12/06/2012 11:41:56 AM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: twhitak

No bathroom?

I think he lives in it.


13 posted on 12/06/2012 11:49:36 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: JoeProBono

Now that they know he is here the Government that owns the sewer will either run him out or charge him rent.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 11:53:36 AM PST by Venturer
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To: JoeProBono

I thought Medellin was a sewer.


15 posted on 12/06/2012 11:55:43 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: JoeProBono

Minimal landscaping costs—no lawn.


16 posted on 12/06/2012 12:00:28 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Don Corleone
So what??? In Las Vegas that is the choice residence of some people.Rent is cheap. Every so ofter a flood comes alone and cleans the entire place out..
17 posted on 12/06/2012 12:00:33 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow, no Ninja Turtle jokes, no CHUD jokes? Are we geting lazy?


18 posted on 12/06/2012 12:23:27 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: LukeL

“... no CHUD jokes...”

I was going to ask about it but figured I would be the only freeper that knew such a terrible movie existed. Glad to see there is at least two of us!!


19 posted on 12/06/2012 12:41:33 PM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

best line of that movie:

“gosh boss, this isn’t going to wash with the guys down at headquarters”.


20 posted on 12/06/2012 1:00:41 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: JoeProBono
Photobucket
21 posted on 12/06/2012 2:23:38 PM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: JoeProBono
Leela's parents?


22 posted on 12/06/2012 2:40:45 PM PST by OB1kNOb (On November 6th liberty was given the death penalty in America.)
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To: JoeProBono

I am certainly not going to criticize them. I live in a country ruled by a drug-addled communist.


23 posted on 12/06/2012 4:14:21 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: GreenHornet


24 posted on 12/06/2012 4:32:49 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: FamiliarFace

25 posted on 12/06/2012 4:35:26 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: FamiliarFace

26 posted on 12/06/2012 4:37:39 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Must be a sanitary sewer.


27 posted on 12/06/2012 4:43:30 PM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: GreenHornet

28 posted on 12/06/2012 4:49:22 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Bitsy

In a few more years under hussein, we may be envying him.


29 posted on 12/06/2012 5:41:44 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: FamiliarFace

Reminds me of some storm/fallout shelters I saw the other night. Huge round culverts to bury underground and access tunnel going down to it.

Interestingly, many areas will only need to shelter in for about 2 weeks following a nuclear incident. May even be able to come out after 1 week long enough to dump the toilet bags.

The stored can goods that preppers have will also be ok - just have to wash off the radiation dust before opening. Likewise, fruit like a banana can be washed off peeled and the inside is edible no problem.

I can’t believe that the Government hasn’t even updated civil defense to include fallout shelters since the 1980’s. We are no safer today than we were then IMHO.

Our history teacher used to teach civil defense classes and when I was in school during the 60’s he spent a week teaching our class all about survivng a nuclear incident. Unless you are within 25 miles of the blast, it is very likely you can survive, and a lot of it is necessary anyway.

About the only difference between a fallout shelter and a tornado shelter is the ventilation system. Though some of the walls and ceilings might also be reinforced a little differently.

Radios you have in a storm shelter can be wrapped in aluminum foil to protect from EMP as can other small electronics you think might be useful.


30 posted on 12/06/2012 7:05:03 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: bgill

we may be envying him.

You may be right. I’m kinda envying him now.


31 posted on 12/07/2012 7:51:01 AM PST by Bitsy
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