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Old 12-25-2006, 11:45 PM
 
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It is against Florida law to feed those.

Trolls become dangerous if they get used to you feeding them.

 
Old 12-27-2006, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Just north of Cookeville, TN
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Everyone is friendly here! I've never encountered any hostility from anyone.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Okay, well back to the original question...

Most people in Florida are from somewhere else.

Heck, I met a woman that was in her 80s from Estero. She was on the historical society and knew everything about the area, about the old Florida.

Know what? She was born in Ohio and moved to Florida when she was two!

I think what people object to is the people that move into the gated communities knowing full well that they are uprooting panthers and other protected species and not caring. They buy their little piece of sanitized paradise right on the ninth hole and then get mad when an alligator is looking in their dining room from the sliders.

My personal favorite are the snowbirds. They live in Florida for only a few months of the year and let everyone within earshot know it. They tell everybody that they do things so much better where they come from. They don't exactly win over people.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 07:21 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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My personal favorite are the snowbirds. They live in Florida for only a few months of the year and let everyone within earshot know it. They tell everybody that they do things so much better where they come from. They don't exactly win over people.//Unquote


Well, just so you know that those same snowbirds come back up north and make sure all of us know how refined they are and what big world travelers they are and how much better and more cultured they are since they've spent three months down south.

I understand why people down there would be concerned about the people moving into the territory that was once full of nature and reserved for the animals. We have the same situation out in the Black Hills. People move out into Spearfish Canyon and build a new home and then whine because the deer come up and eat their gardens. They always want an extended hunting season to get rid of them. And duh, the deer were there first.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Well, just so you know that those same snowbirds come back up north and make sure all of us know how refined they are and what big world travelers they are
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lol- I had to laugh at that statement- I never realized Florida represented WORLD TRAVEL.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Well, just so you know that those same snowbirds come back up north and make sure all of us know how refined they are and what big world travelers they are and how much better and more cultured they are since they've spent three months down south.

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Man, I thought those people shut up a few months of the year. I should have known better!
 
Old 12-27-2006, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Which city gets the largest amount of snowbirds? I'm thinking Melbourne
 
Old 12-27-2006, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Default We don't hate nothertheners, we are their descendants!

What we hate are the consequences of the constant invasion of Florida from all over the world. They come from the south (islands, central and south America) the north, and east and west. As for the northerners the ones who bring their excessive income or profits from selling their northeast or california bubble to inflate ours. Oh the bragging about NYC or NJ or wherever. The california refugees usually complain about where they came from. People come to Florida to show off but they actually hate our state. It's evident from the gated communities, central air conditioning and an obsession with home improvements. Midwesterners seem to be the most agreeable of all notherners.
 
Old 12-28-2006, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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I lived in Fort Myers, and it was wall-to-wall snowbirds. I worked at Publix in Estero. I was working 40 hours a week. When the snowbirds left, I went into work and found that all of us were cut down to ten hours a week. No notice. The place would be like a ghost town when they left.

Fort Myers snowbirds are mostly from the midwest. They were not much for bragging, but they were truly miserable and took it out on everyone else. A lot of them were retired union workers and had a hard time understanding that most service workers get a little over minimum wage. They were very demanding and the workers were very resentful.
 
Old 12-28-2006, 09:52 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach - Flamingo Park
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South Florida is a "Northern" state anyway, populated and made prosperous by emigrating Northerners escaping the Cold. Every now and then I'll see a beat up truck with a Confederate Flag on it travelling around Palm Beach COunty that says something like, "If you love New York, Take I-95 North" and I just think that really, it's the Confederate Flag waving guy that is truly out of place.

He needs to be up in North Florida, where one can fly their Confederate flag with pride and ***** about all the "Northerners" who are really the only reason why FLorida can afford to NOT have a sales tax.
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