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Old 01-03-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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So true Jazz, it's like people moving next to a stock yard (that's been there for decades) than complaining about the smell. It was there first.
I laugh when people move to Cicero (Chicago) than complaining about the jet noise. Hello, that airport has also been there for decades. Bang head. RP
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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jazzlover wrote:
Suburban transplants seem unable to comprehend any type of shopping or retail experience different from the suburban ghettos they profess to wish to escape, so they transform every small town they infest with the very same thing that they had back in suburbia.
Although you are fond of blaming the BIG box stores on the transplant newcomers, in reality the presence of those eyesores and local business wreckers is due to the political influence of the corporations who own those things, coupled with the LOCAL politicians who are easily influenced by the lies they are told by the corporations.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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I don't know how some of you can regard the new stores in the south of town as eyesores. It's the only nice area in this cowtown. The rest is a blight, a total blight which should be bulldozed for new development.

Tell you what......I am an open-minded, educated person. Do you expect me to "fit in" with these people around here who have no conception of the rest of the country? They don't even take vacations to other states! You mention a national news figure to them and they look at you with a blank stare. I won't lower myself to their standards. THEY are the ones who should want to learn something from US, but they're too set in their ways. Jazz Lover is living in the past. I'm even surprised he owns and uses a computer.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:16 PM
 
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Please enlighten us, why the h*ll did you move there then? RP
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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WhereToNext wrote:
I don't know how some of you can regard the new stores in the south of town as eyesores. It's the only nice area in this cowtown. The rest is a blight, a total blight which should be bulldozed for new development.
You are most welcome to your opinion, but for me, I think that part of town IS an eyesore. When driving thru there on my way to Ouray a few days ago, I pointed out to my friend from California that we are now driving thru the Californicated part of town, and he readily agreed. That part of town has absolutley no local character...it could be ANYWHERE USA! If you like that kinda stuff you can live almost ANYWHERE in the USA or Canada and feel right at home.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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Please enlighten us, why the h*ll did you move there then? RP
I already told you why I moved here: the scenery. I didn't consider the rest, as I never had problems living anywhere before -- not with the calibre of people anyway. I will be smarter next time. Thank God I have the resources to go somewhere else. Lots of people, sadly, are stuck here. I feel sorry for them.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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WhereToNext wrote:
I don't know how some of you can regard the new stores in the south of town as eyesores. It's the only nice area in this cowtown. The rest is a blight, a total blight which should be bulldozed for new development.
You are most welcome to your opinion, but for me, I think that part of town IS an eyesore. When driving thru there on my way to Ouray a few days ago, I pointed out to my friend from California that we are now driving thru the Californicated part of town, and he readily agreed. That part of town has absolutley no local character...it could be ANYWHERE USA! If you like that kinda stuff you can live almost ANYWHERE in the USA or Canada and feel right at home.
Local character? What's that besides "old and rundown." I don't like old stuff, as it depresses me. The past belongs in museums, and that's fine, as I enjoy history, but I don't want to live it on a daily basis.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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Jazz Lover is living in the past. I'm even surprised he owns and uses a computer.
I probably use more high-tech stuff than you do. I don't "live in the past," but I also don't think every stupid-ass idea that comes out of someplace like California or wherever is an improvement over some more "traditional" ideas and values. "New" isn't always better.

If you think that suburban big-box national chain retail clap-trap is the pinnacle of American society, then move--please.

As for "national news figures," you're right--I really don't give a crap what Paris Hilton or the Kardashian sisters are up to right now.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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WhereToNext:
Local character? What's that besides "old and rundown." I don't like old stuff, as it depresses me. The past belongs in museums, and that's fine, as I enjoy history, but I don't want to live it on a daily basis.
Have you considered moving to Las Vegas? Just about everything there is pretty darn new. Seems like it might be your cup of tea.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:37 PM
 
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If you have the ways and means to move somewhere on a whim (scenery) that's great. Most of us folks don't have those options.
It's not just Montrose, Kalispell and the entire Flathead Valley of MT has gone through the same thing.
Starting in the late 80's the CA crowd started their trek to the area and has never been the same since.
Lots of McMansions selling for $.60 on the dollar now. I guess that's what's they wanted. RP
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