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Old 09-14-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Laughlin, NV and Southern Colorado
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The "standard" is the midwest. They are considered to have no discernible accent.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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A "trust-funder" (also referred to often as a "trustifarian") is generally a non-working--often unemployable--individual endowed with wealthy parents or relatives who set him or her up with a trust fund to support him or her in the lifestyle to which he or she is accustomed. Colorado's resort towns are full of them--usually they hail from some metro area outside of Colorado, frequently from either the East or West Coast. Since they don't have to work, they busy themselves in making life miserable for people actually trying to make a living in those communities by dabbling in radical politics, outbidding working locals for real estate and other general nonsense. The more ambitious among them may start some perpetual money-losing business, often competing with people who are actually trying to make a living at their business.

Unfortunately, this scourge is nothing new in the Rockies. A century or more ago, rich aristocrats from England would send their worthless offspring to places like Colorado or Wyoming, endow them with a large trust fund, and hope they never came home. At that time most of them were male, and were referred to here as "remittance men," because they got a periodic "remittance" (bank deposit) from back home. They weren't particularly well-received or respected, either, except for their money injections into the local economy--frequently into the coffers of the saloons, gambling houses, and brothels. Nowadays, it's mostly into the trophy house builders', real estate developers', ski areas', and drug dealers' pockets. Come to think of it, not much has changed. Same money going pretty much to the same kind of people.
Same deal in the CA resort towns. Well, at least they allow the ski areas to stay afloat in these trying times.
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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Same deal in the CA resort towns. Well, at least they allow the ski areas to stay afloat in these trying times.
Since the whole ski area thing really is just a gambit for real estate development--most of them can't make it without that--then if a few of them went belly up and disappeared, it wouldn't hurt my feelings at all.
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