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View Poll Results: What city would you want to live in the most?
Holland, MI 4 2.38%
Fort Collins, CO 3 1.79%
Provo, UT 3 1.79%
Honolulu, HI 29 17.26%
Sioux Falls, SD 0 0%
Des Moines, IA 1 0.60%
Barnstable, MA 1 0.60%
Portland, ME 3 1.79%
San Luis Obispo, CA 18 10.71%
Boulder, CO 12 7.14%
Madison, WI 10 5.95%
Lincoln, NE 1 0.60%
Lancaster, PA 3 1.79%
Boise, ID 2 1.19%
Charlottesville, VA 11 6.55%
Odgen, UT 1 0.60%
Naples, FL 9 5.36%
Billings, MT 3 1.79%
Minneapolis, MN 26 15.48%
Davenport, IA 1 0.60%
None 27 16.07%
Voters: 168. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-19-2015, 11:46 AM
 
Location: a bar
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There are other cities in and near Boston, as well as other parts of New England where I think you would be fine based upon your preference. Same with other Northeastern cities, as you may be surprised by what is in those cities. For instance, Syracuse has a legit SE Asian community on its North Side, which is ground zero for immigrants/refugees and has been for decades. Even small cities like Utica and Binghamton also have SE Asian communities as well. So, someone of your background isn't anything unusual in many cities in the Northeast.
Lowell and Lynn MA have the 2nd and 3rd largest Combidian populations in the US. Providence RI isn't far behind.

Not sure I'd put a whole lot of stock into Red Johns comments about New Englanders.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I don't think the issue of racism is related to peace and order. Most of the racist countries are safe.
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I give Chicago and Washington D.C. the pass because I have lived in both (and in Chicago's case, that is the only reason it gets a pass from me).

I give New York, Miami, and New Orleans the pass because I actually like them.

Otherwise yeah, I vastly prefer everywhere west of the big Mississippi River to east of it. It makes more sense for me, in terms of culture, history, architecture, everything in general (but ESPECIALLY the culture) I prefer the west to the east half of the country. The 5 eastern cities mentioned are more of the exception for me in the east, not the norm or rule, they are the only places I like in that half of the country.
So although you have not been to most of the eastern half of the country,you KNOW that you would not like them?
m just curious as to what architecture ,history and culture are you refering to in the West.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I don't like New England. I don't like New Englanders nor their culture. I personally don't have an issue with Boston or Cambridge even if they are New England but they are urban centers and people have a city-mindset (which is how I have been treated in them have been remarkably better than those little racist towns that surround them). Like I have mentioned before in the past, am always happy to visit Boston (but never would live there) but I don't like that it is surrounded by a sea of New England all around it. Whatever that culture is in those smalltowns, I hate it.

Some of the smalltowns near it as racist as eff places and they really really make me uncomfortable. On two separate occaisions I have been called things like "terrorist" and "sand n****r" in those podunk little towns. Funny thing is I am not even Arab, or Persian, or Middle-Eastern at all. I am Southeast Asian with zero trace of Middle-Eastern ancestry.

Racism is everywhere in the world, most probably, but New England is just the place that really gets on my nerves about it because it is the only place I have been in the country and have experienced nasty little racist remarks, weird looks, and have just felt troubled being there. New Englanders are also very noticeably hostile to people outside their area, very uncooperative, very unhelpful, honestly the customer service there is ridiculously awful. Worst in the country probably by my experience.

No thanks, keep the maple syrup.
Good thing you live in Florida, where racial peace and harmony set the precedent for the entire country...
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:41 AM
 
Location: New London
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Some of the smalltowns near it as racist as eff places and they really really make me uncomfortable. On two separate occaisions I have been called things like "terrorist" and "sand n****r" in those podunk little towns. Funny thing is...
I'm curious to know what towns in particular gave you such a hard time.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:08 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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I bet if the question was re worded to something like, "which city in the United States would you least like to have your car break down in after 11pm.?" the results would be different than cities where people are "terrifed" to live.
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:49 AM
 
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Yeah I call BS on almost all Gallup polls, because I can do a Gallup poll in my basement, sitting in my boxers and it would take all of about half an hour. People that are truly terrified to live somewhere move. I have lived in some really gritty and tough neighborhoods where crime was a daily part of life, but I never felt terrified or that I was one move away from demise. I find these polls more humerus than anything else.
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:03 PM
 
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I find these polls more humerus than anything else.
I agree, I also find them very tibia as well
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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This is from off the top of my head. East Cleveland, East St.Louis, Richmond VA, Camden NJ, Chester PA, Newark NJ, Morgantown WV, North Philly, East & West Baltimore, Southside Chicago, Oakland CA, Charleston WV,Albuquerque NM, Detroit, Salt Lake City, Greenville SC, Scranton PA, Grand Rapids MI, Wilmington DE, Boise Idaho, Kansas City, Espanola NM, Charleston SC, Missoula MT, Milwaukee
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I'm terrified of Cedar Rapids, IA...no reason I can put my finger on but, the thought of even driving near there scares the bajeebus out of me. I think it dates back to that expose they had on TV about all of the devil worshipping that they do there.

I've tried to post links to various sites that document the tie-in between CR and Satan but for some reason when I hit save, those links disappear as if being manipulated by some ungodly presence...
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