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Old 11-27-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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It's funny that TX has the only accurate history of the American West.
I seriously doubt that past history of borders enters anyone's mind when they are considering their reasons for disliking one another. It's much more likely to have something to do with general resentment toward outsiders, wherever they come from (IMHO). Furthermore, I seriously doubt that many people even know their history well enough for borders to figure in the equation.

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Old 11-27-2011, 08:05 PM
 
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I could write a long list of things I don't like about ABQ (and, yes, I am leaving), but I'd just be repeating what others have said. Do take this into consideration: I have a friend who teaches at UNM in environmental studies and he says that, unless things change drastically -- and it doesn't look as though that will happen -- ABQ won't be here in 20 years because we won't have any water. He's leaving in a few years.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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They are stupid for moving here. Romanticizing 'raw' is not bright, especially when there are children involved. Schools are bad (consequently, CNM, our community college, is remedial high school), crime is bad, medical care is bad. And, yes, ABQ is boring. Just tell me ALL the things there are to do here, besides, eat too much, get drunk and drive like a bat out of H. I know people who were born and raised here, have extended family here, and would give anything to be able to move someplace else. "Because there is nothing to do here."
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:29 AM
 
Location: ABQ, NM
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I could write a long list of things I don't like about ABQ (and, yes, I am leaving), but I'd just be repeating what others have said. Do take this into consideration: I have a friend who teaches at UNM in environmental studies and he says that, unless things change drastically -- and it doesn't look as though that will happen -- ABQ won't be here in 20 years because we won't have any water. He's leaving in a few years.
Hmm, I think you better ask him what he is basing that assertion on since it doesn't seem to be in line with most experts.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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It has been my concern if I moved to Chama, NM that we would be treated as outsiders. Now, after many years of visiting I've never been treated as such but then again maybe because I am visiting only.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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It has been my concern if I moved to Chama, NM that we would be treated as outsiders. Now, after many years of visiting I've never been treated as such but then again maybe because I am visiting only.
Sometimes you will always be an outsider, but one major factor is how you act and react.

Some people just have to be the "Ugly American....


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Old 11-28-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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Sometimes you will always be an outsider, but one major factor is how you act and react.

Some people just have to be the "Ugly American....


Rich

I agree! Like I said, I've always had very pleasant conversations with the locals except south of Chama in the village Terra. It is a very hispanic area and we're not so I had/have a worry. But thus far everyone in Chama area is wonderful.

I guess it is more of a concern now as we are at retirement age.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I have a friend in ABQ who is from Chama, with family still up there. I like the area, but I have lived in rural areas before, Spanish is my native language, and I still prefer living near all the things we have learned to enjoy, including the medical facilities here in Rio Rancho and ABQ.


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Old 11-28-2011, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Oh yes, I forgot about Minot. Well-known for its great mountains, "big city" entertainment, open-minded people, cultural diversity, proximity to big cities, great food... now I know what I've been missing all along.... This guy really knows where it's at!
Nice try on the straw man argument, never said Minot had any of those things, as you imply it within your first sentence. I never connected Minot to Albuquerque in regards to those things I don't like about ABQ. I simply said, I enjoyed Minot more than Albuquerque. I've been to, traveled and lived on almost every continent in the world. Big cities, small cities, poor cities. I'm not an expert, but I do have some experience. I never said anything I stated was fact, it's just simply my opinion. If you or anyone else mistakes what I said for fact, than that is a fault not by me.

Give me the crying emoticon face all you want, but it's my opinion and that's what I believe the OP asked for.

I'm sorry I don't like your city.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Old Town
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You'd think someone with all that worldly experience would know how to get out and explore the true essence of a city.
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