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Old 06-21-2017, 11:32 AM
 
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These people all left:

https://bosguydotcom.files.wordpress...ng?w=500&h=354

once this started to happen:

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/G...65799_9298.gif

and once a Charcuterie opened.

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Old 06-22-2017, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Montreal
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There is literally only one known culture (traditional Inuit) that hasn't/doesn't use recreational drugs. They're one of, besides sex, the most human things to do (though some other animals do as well).
That is the funniest post I've read in a long time. I can't vouch for Alaskan Inuit communities but in Canada, drugs are rampant.In Montreal, in a downtown neighborhood where I live, Inuits have drop in centers and social services for students and folks coming down for hospital stays, etc...

In the past 15 years the transient population coming down from the territory of Nunavik in Northern Quebec has increased quite a lot. Many transient folk are addicted and panhandling is endemic around Cabot Square in the western part of downtown. The transit authority demolished half of a large subway entrance building (Atwater Metro)because of repeated violence in a recessed part of the station. I witness fights and addicted behavior daily here on the part of many Inuits. There is a very playful and innocent but also unbounded set of values in the culture that is also wickedly self destructive when compounded with the imposition of our social welfare mess upon it.


When my dad was hospitalized 20 yrs ago, ghere was a young Inuit guy in his twenties in the same room who had just been shot in the back by a friend after a drunken night on the tundra. He didn't know it then, but all of us around him were told he would be paralyzed below the waist. It was a common occurence according to the medical team at Montreal General Hospital
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:50 PM
 
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Suburbs South of Boston now have town sponsored booze tasting events.

*LOLOL!

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Suburbs South of Boston now have town sponsored booze tasting events.

Nothing says South Boston has arrived than that.
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:52 PM
 
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Southie has changed along with the Irish American population, it's no longer a ghetto.
*Southie was a ghetto at one time?!


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I think that the Irish are almost fully assimilated into American culture. Socioeconomically they are no longer poorer then the rest of the whites. In fact they make more as a group then the average American. Southie has changed along with the Irish American population, it's no longer a ghetto.
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:57 PM
 
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WHY do people always focus so much on the culture that was south boston?
*I'm focused, because I'm not from south Boston, but from West Baltimore (The Wire)! I'm trying to get a feel and fact on what's happening in some of these famous urban neighborhoods.

An honest question. What is Southie culture per se?





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WHY do people always focus so much on the culture that was south boston? That culture in that location has been dying out for a looong time. In 1999 my cousins who were both recent Penn grads bought a condo in southie for not a low price. They wouldnt have bought it if the area were filled with thugs.

I do think that culture was pushed to dorchester and it seems to be dying out there as well. When people go to college and work profressional jobs they just become different people.

There are definitely now other cultures who need to work on fixing themselves.
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The Southie "culture" of insular lower class, drinking, fighting Irish Americans has been dead since the 90s. Their children have evolved, and so has Southie.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:52 AM
 
Location: MetroWest Boston
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Suburbs South of Boston now have town sponsored booze tasting events.

Nothing says South Boston has arrived than that.

I'm pretty sure every town has multiple booze tasting events. Maybe its wine, maybe it's craft beer, but I don't think anything is 'Southie' about this.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:59 AM
 
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*Southie was a ghetto at one time?!
Yes. Read All Souls by Michael Patrick MacDonald for a glimpse into this past, centered around the Old Colony housing projects.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Good riddance.

That "enclave" has given Boston a bad rap that will take several more generations to rid itself of.
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Yes. Read All Souls by Michael Patrick MacDonald for a glimpse into this past, centered around the Old Colony housing projects.
AWESOME book! Very illustrative of the times! A must read!
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