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Old 04-14-2008, 04:29 PM
 
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Spindoc; you obviously do NOT live in Deadver as we do. Beauty is here, certainly, but ugliness also abounds. It is rapidly morphing into just another large, generic metropolis...with all the concomittant human behavioral distortions and excesses. I love to tour the spectacular older premium neighborhoods...not the hideous yuppy stucco and fake rock dumps that are becomming so prolific. I love the many public parks that grace the city...some, however, are not safe after dark for all the gangsta crap that is spreading ominously. I love the access to every imaginable shopping outlet and the many wonderful eateries. Way too much urban sprawl, though, and generic strip malls are ruining the character of many districts. Cookie-cutter wafer-board housing developments are springing up like malignancies everywhere. The front range has been ruined by the numerous, oversized, testosterone sprayed megavillas and rich-boy mini-estates that blight every hill. NOTHING beautiful in such oer-the-top highly conspicuous consumption.

The overall pace is quite frenetic and traffic is abominable at times as well. I don't know whether the numberless vile, egomaniac yuppies or the exploding westside gangsta vermin are the more difficult to cohabit this once grand city with. They both stink.

At best Denver is a mixed bag people. At worst it is a place that we simply must put behind us to restore our currently shattered peace of mind. AS a Denver NATIVE I do NOT endorse this city without MANY caveats.
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Denver is a megapolis. Farmington a small city. Aztec a village. I don't know about you, but for me, Aztec is a easy choice.

BTW air fare from albuquerque to Boston is about the same as from Denver. From Farmington you have to drive to Albu. No big deal.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:21 AM
 
Location: San Juan County, New Mexico
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BTW air fare from albuquerque to Boston is about the same as from Denver. From Farmington you have to drive to Albu. No big deal.
Yeah, that's what we do. It adds at least $100 and 8 hours to your trip by the time you pay for gas, parking, eats, etc. If you're booking an early morning flight out of ABQ, you either leave at 2:00am or drive down the night before and spend a night in a hotel. Then your talking another $100. Trying to get through Bernalillo AND Albuquerque at rush hour to get to or from the Sunport is a delight too.
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I commute in and out of Boston every day in the beginning of rush hour. I know rush hour. Fortunately, I can get a direct flight to Albuquerque from an airport 15 miles from my house. If you are doing a lot if flying then Farmington is not such a good idea.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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Default my view of Farmington

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Are you serious? No seriously, have you seen a doctor recently? From Denver, Co to Farmington, NM -- it's like moving from the luxury condo to the basement. This is probably not a voluntary decision, you're being told you have to do this. It's kindda sad. Denver, CO, one of the most beautiful and growing cities in the U.S to Farmington, NM....known for.....alcoholism, crime and....I wish I was just part of CO!
First, let me say I spent about a month in Farmington, and so I'm not a resident.
I did not like Farmington at all. I remember seeing so many 'Christian Conservative' billboards on the way into town, and then confirmed it was really an 'oil/gas', Bush/Cheney town.
Lots of gas guzzling car lots, and big over-financed deisel trucks on the road.
Very little diversity. A big dislike for the nearby Navajos.
A 'big box' city, with your generic placement of Walmart, Home Depot, etc.
I did find the 'old downtown' area very enchanting.
The people seemed bland, and definitely not 'out of the box' thinkers.
I did notice alot of alcoholism, drugs, and crime, as spindoc noted. But, that's almost everywhere nowadays.
My biggest complaint was the bland, Christian conservatism, but if that's your thing, then that's your town.
There was a tiny adult bookstore, with a huge lit up billboard over it. It was a picture of Jesus, and the caption said: "Jesus is watching you". I wanted to have my picture taken with it before I left town, but never got around to it.
I just remember thinking I needed to keep my mouth shut there. I remember thinking "these are definitely not my people".
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:33 PM
 
Location: San Juan County, New Mexico
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First, let me say I spent about a month in Farmington...
Uh, you pegged it pretty well. I've been here 50+ years. Here's yer sign..


http://www.firstamendmentschools.org...uswatching.jpg
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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"He's making a list and checing it twice. He's going to know if you are naughty or nice. Santa Clause is coming to town."

What a wonderful way to put kids, and adults, on a guilt trip. A huge sign over a porn store is just begging to be creativly modified. Have they put a webcam on the nearest light pole connected to the parsonages so the preachers can demand a larger donation from the "sinners".

Scratch Farmington off the list unless I have a spare can of paint and feel creative.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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Default Folks...

This isn't a Religion forum. Posts about religion belong there.

Let's get back on topic.
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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My comments I felt were quite relevant to the discussion. Characterists of any region can include...or should...include viewpoints, whether positive or negative, about prevailing religious trends/parameters/traits/etc. Tha last thing I want is some "minder" slashing my post(s). I'm outta here.
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I was just proposing a critical comment in the form of some creative vandalism.
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