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Old 11-30-2006, 03:02 PM
 
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To the individual, who apparently hates Florida, who is repeatedly posting the same negativity on every single thread:

I think we've gotten your point. You hate Florida. Florida has many problems. Thank you for your valuable input. Can we please stop turning every single thread into "Why Florida sucks?"


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Old 11-30-2006, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Can I get an 'Amen'?
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:07 PM
 
Location: on an island
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Yes, you can. Amen!
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Just leave the state and see if the other states are better. If you are not part of the solution don't be a bump in the road.
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:51 PM
 
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To the individual, who apparently hates Florida, who is repeatedly posting the same negativity on every single thread:

I think we've gotten your point. You hate Florida. Florida has many problems. Thank you for your valuable input. Can we please stop turning every single thread into "Why Florida sucks?"


Its good to know what an area is like from both sides. If I was selling I would tell you what you want to hear. But the truth about an area is not what you will get from a seller. If someone hates Florida fine. You may hate it also when you get here. I have been here all my life and if you read my posts you will find alot of what I said is now in the paper as news. Just take the good with the bad and find out for yourself and Good Luck with your move.
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Old 11-30-2006, 04:35 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I agree that it is good to know both sides but to make comments about areas that you havent lived in can be misleading.
Also with all large cities there are bad sections why give the impression that the whole city is horrid.
I love Jacksonville and will defend it when somone makes comments that aren't the true picture.
If I listened to all of the negative things that they say on the Atlanta boards, job promotion or not I wouldn't be moving there. I went there myself and checked it out.
Karla
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL - used to be nice, a dump now. Anyone speak English down here???
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Its good to know what an area is like from both sides. If I was selling I would tell you what you want to hear. But the truth about an area is not what you will get from a seller. If someone hates Florida fine. You may hate it also when you get here. I have been here all my life and if you read my posts you will find alot of what I said is now in the paper as news. Just take the good with the bad and find out for yourself and Good Luck with your move.
It is good to have both sides of a point of view. All sorts of people are saying bad things about FL. The reason is beacuse the middle class is being squeezed and drive out from here by rising costs, property taxes, insurance, bad wages. People are losing their homes, being forced to live 40, 50, even 80 miles away from work, just to make ends meet. Is that what America is all about?

Go to Moderator cut: URL cut and see the top story today about this family who is taking out an equity line just to pay their property taxes for this year. It is awful. It is a crisis that is being reviewed now and will only have possible solution by Dec 2007!!

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Peace out.

Chris
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:50 PM
 
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I dont see anyone posting about the homeless, 1000s of them are here and keep coming. This is a crisis too. The grass is greener I guess.
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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I dont see anyone posting about the homeless, 1000s of them are here and keep coming. This is a crisis too. The grass is greener I guess.

See below:

The Department of Children and Families' most recent Florida Annual Report on Homeless Conditions in Florida 2006 estimates that approximately 85,907 persons are homeless in Florida on any given day. According to the same report, “based upon the continuum of care plans filed with the Department in 2005, there were a total of 59,372 persons who were homeless, of which 27,265 persons were sheltered in emergency or transitional housing. This left forty-six (46) percent without shelter services. The existing housing supply to serve the homeless (emergency, transitional, permanent) totals 31,840 beds, enough to serve fifty-four (54) percent of the homeless.

http://www.flacoalitionhomeless.com/
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL - used to be nice, a dump now. Anyone speak English down here???
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The Department of Children and Families' most recent Florida Annual Report on Homeless Conditions in Florida 2006 estimates that approximately 85,907 persons are homeless in Florida on any given day. According to the same report, “based upon the continuum of care plans filed with the Department in 2005, there were a total of 59,372 persons who were homeless, of which 27,265 persons were sheltered in emergency or transitional housing. This left forty-six (46) percent without shelter services. The existing housing supply to serve the homeless (emergency, transitional, permanent) totals 31,840 beds, enough to serve fifty-four (54) percent of the homeless.

http://www.flacoalitionhomeless.com/
Are you surprised? People lose their homes as they live paycheck to paycheck and if they get laid off, they can be homeless overnight.

That is what happens you are overstreched, trying to buy a place somehwre you know you cannot afford. To the middle class, this means FL is not for you.

This is sad, man. I feel bad for the homeless.

Chris
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