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Old 04-25-2011, 01:59 PM
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man o man...

i swear reading some of the post and following some of the posters in the baltimore section will really weigh you down. While I no longer live in Baltimore city, I still own property there as well as in the county, and I really take exception to most of the gloom and doom a few of the posters seem to continually post. It's almost like the local news coverage, if it bleeds it leads. There's a lot of positive stuff going on in the city but, who am I to tell you how you should choose to see the world and your community.
As someone who's been blessed to live throughout the world at such a young age, I really wish some of you had the perspective or advantage of living in other cities, states, and countries as I have. You'd almost certainly lose the glass half empty mentality that is adopted by some.
No Baltimore isn't DC, it can't compare to NYC and it doesn't want to be Philly. I think true Baltimoreans are ok with being just, simply, Baltimore. No place is perfect, and surely Baltimore has its faults but, sometimes it's those imperfections that makes things perfectly suited for me. I always liked the fact that Baltimore wasn't as polished as some of the other aforementioned cities. I loved the fact that Baltimore was one of the last affordable major cities on the east coast. If it weren't for Baltimore, I probably wouldn't the successful small business owner I am today, as Baltimore was the only place a young 23 year old guy earning 24k a year could buy a house in a decent (relative to my upbringing) neighborhood 9 years ago. Though I am not "from" baltimore, I will always champion her because I know that one day she will rise again.

stay classy baltimore

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Old 04-25-2011, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Here! Here! You just said the reason why I like Baltimore-it's Baltimore.

I've lived in quite a few places also including out of the country. Yes, there's Paris and London; but there's a whole lot more out there which makes Baltimore look quite good.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Northwest Baltimore
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Default Man..please!!!!

Spare us with that diatribe. Baltimore is a garbage can that Oscar wouldn't live in!!

...And you're not even native to the city, just pimped it for your own wealth and broke out (don't blame you personally). Most out-of-towners make a little money and leave.






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man o man...

i swear reading some of the post and following some of the posters in the baltimore section will really weigh you down. While I no longer live in Baltimore city, I still own property there as well as in the county, and I really take exception to most of the gloom and doom a few of the posters seem to continually post. It's almost like the local news coverage, if it bleeds it leads. There's a lot of positive stuff going on in the city but, who am I to tell you how you should choose to see the world and your community.
As someone who's been blessed to live throughout the world at such a young age, I really wish some of you had the perspective or advantage of living in other cities, states, and countries as I have. You'd almost certainly lose the glass half empty mentality that is adopted by some.
No Baltimore isn't DC, it can't compare to NYC and it doesn't want to be Philly. I think true Baltimoreans are ok with being just, simply, Baltimore. No place is perfect, and surely Baltimore has its faults but, sometimes it's those imperfections that makes things perfectly suited for me. I always liked the fact that Baltimore wasn't as polished as some of the other aforementioned cities. I loved the fact that Baltimore was one of the last affordable major cities on the east coast. If it weren't for Baltimore, I probably wouldn't the successful small business owner I am today, as Baltimore was the only place a young 23 year old guy earning 24k a year could buy a house in a decent (relative to my upbringing) neighborhood 9 years ago. Though I am not "from" baltimore, I will always champion her because I know that one day she will rise again.

stay classy baltimore

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Old 04-25-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Spare us with that diatribe. Baltimore is a garbage can that Oscar wouldn't live in!!

...And you're not even native to the city, just pimped it for your own wealth and broke out (don't blame you personally). Most out-of-towners make a little money and leave.
What a freakin' hater.
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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What a freakin' hater.

Perhaps his Baltimore is a garbage can. It sounds like that is all he knows. Tis best to let sleeping rats sleep.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:42 AM
 
Location: reservoir hill
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yeah basically he repeats the same things over and over...the city has much room to improve but i like the direction its going even if its not moving as fast as i would like it
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:43 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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yeah basically he repeats the same things over and over...the city has much room to improve but i like the direction its going even if its not moving as fast as i would like it
Me too.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:09 AM
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Perhaps his Baltimore is a garbage can. It sounds like that is all he knows. Tis best to let sleeping rats sleep.
agreed
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:41 AM
 
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Spare us with that diatribe. Baltimore is a garbage can that Oscar wouldn't live in!!

...And you're not even native to the city, just pimped it for your own wealth and broke out (don't blame you personally). Most out-of-towners make a little money and leave.
Be careful. You are going to be accused of being me.

There are obvious market economics reasons why Baltimore is one of the only affordable cities. As a businessman the OP should understand this. If no one wants what you are selling the price goes down. Baltimore is cheap, you are right, but for all the wrong reasons.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:23 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Be careful. You are going to be accused of being me.

There are obvious market economics reasons why Baltimore is one of the only affordable cities. As a businessman the OP should understand this. If no one wants what you are selling the price goes down. Baltimore is cheap, you are right, but for all the wrong reasons.
Why do you live here if you hate it so much? Leave. You are part of the problem.
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