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Old 06-13-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: alaska
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I find it odd that that OP is looking for a "progressive" oceanside city and completely ignores Oregon and Washington?!?! Ok - Seattle isn't technically "on the ocean", but when you're standing next to the Puget Sound you can't tell the difference. (Which, umm, is sort of the same issue you have with Anchorage and the Gompertz Channel). Portland isn't on the ocean either, but you can get there easily and there are a lot of rivers. Of course, you could always live in an oceanside town (or a real island!) and commute to the big progressive city when you wanted to?

I've lived in all 3 places, and I wouldn't say that the gang problem is much worse in Seattle or Portland than in Anchorage. Obviously, the OP needs to do more research than just watching Reality TV to get his information! (pssssst - the media lies and sensationalizes things)

Hmmm... how about Hawaii?! You can't really get more oceanside than a chain of islands. Hawaii seemed real laid back and relatively progressive when I visited. And there are plenty of seaside towns on the East Coast, a lot of them are progressive depending on your definition... Boston MA, Bridgeport CT, Portland ME, Baltimore MD (well, sorta on the ocean). Even some down South like New Orleans, Galveston and Corpus Christi.
ive been to all those places&fished out of most.

Last edited by unconscious; 06-13-2009 at 03:35 PM.. Reason: spring we'd get the boats ready on lake union.for so.east season.
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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Doesn't progressive really mean socialist?
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: alaska
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Default horns?

moose have horns but once they get u down on the ground they give the word stomped a hole new meaning.i like alaska its dark all the time & no one can see me.id sure like to view the mountains everyone talks about.it may get light one of these days.
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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Doesn't progressive really mean socialist?
Promoting or favoring progress toward better conditions or new policies, ideas, or methods.

Legalizing interacial marriage could be considered a progressive movement. Giving women the right to vote could be considered a progressive movement (not sure if that was a good thing lol joking). Basically it's new laws, ideas, methods that are supposed to benefit and progress society in a better direction than the present. The intent is almost always good, but the outcome can sometimes make things worse.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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Promoting or favoring progress toward better conditions or new policies, ideas, or methods.

Legalizing interacial marriage could be considered a progressive movement. Giving women the right to vote could be considered a progressive movement (not sure if that was a good thing lol joking). Basically it's new laws, ideas, methods that are supposed to benefit and progress society in a better direction than the present. The intent is almost always good, but the outcome can sometimes make things worse.
So would socialism be considered part of the progressive movement? Or comunism? Or capitalism even? They all can be bent to fit the definition above.

Progress toward better conditions. I guess it depends who defines progress and better conditions. I think we can agree on some ideas and disagree on others but we would still each believe we were looking for progress and better conditions.
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