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Old 05-20-2009, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Yay! America's mot polluted river!

america's ten most polluted rivers.

BTW, hope you get flood insurance.




Food? No. Food everywhere has gone up.

Gas, yes. Home insurance, yes. Taxes, yes.



Obviously unemployment has gone up. Wages are stagnant for most non-professional jobs. This is pretty much EVERYWHERE in the country.

It simply amazes me, however, that Florida, even though it was one of top 3 states to experience the construction and real estate boom and bust, does not calculate in the top 3 states for unemployment right now.

Naturally, one would think that unemployment would be even worse than it is now, yet places like North Carolina are almost at 11% unemployment, South Carolina is over 11%, and your beloved Minnesota is approaching 9% (WITHOUT a housing and construction bust to blame -- I mean, really, who moves to Minnesota without a reason?)
I guess I became confused about the state of the economy in Florida because of the foreclosure rate.

Economy Tracker - from CNN.com

Or the higher than average unemployment rate.

Economy Tracker - from CNN.com

Or the loss of jobs.

Economy Tracker - from CNN.com

 
Old 05-20-2009, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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[quote=TriMT7;8904420]Yay! America's mot polluted river!

america's ten most polluted rivers.QUOTE]

Last time I swam in the Ocean in Florida, I got a nasty rash from the red tide!
 
Old 05-20-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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no one's forcing you to move here jojan
 
Old 05-20-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Originally Posted by TriMT7 View Post
It simply amazes me, however, that Florida, even though it was one of top 3 states to experience the construction and real estate boom and bust, does not calculate in the top 3 states for unemployment right now.

Naturally, one would think that unemployment would be even worse than it is now, yet places like North Carolina are almost at 11% unemployment, South Carolina is over 11%, and your beloved Minnesota is approaching 9% (WITHOUT a housing and construction bust to blame -- I mean, really, who moves to Minnesota without a reason?)
Have you lowered the bar?

BTW, the unemployment rate in MN is 8.2%, not quite "approaching 9%".
Geeze!
 
Old 05-20-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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no one's forcing you to move here jojan
No need to "kill the messenger"!
 
Old 05-20-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: America
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[quote=jojajn;8904632]
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Originally Posted by TriMT7 View Post
Yay! America's mot polluted river!

america's ten most polluted rivers.QUOTE]

Last time I swam in the Ocean in Florida, I got a nasty rash from the red tide!
Just recently they were talking on the news about people getting staph infections from swimming at the beach.

Ocean beach swimmers exposed to staph - UPI.com
 
Old 05-20-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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[quote=TriMT7;8904420]
BTW, hope you get flood insurance.QUOTE]

Weather Service Confirms Storm Was Tornado - Orlando Weather News Story - WESH Orlando (http://www.wesh.com/weather/19500561/detail.html - broken link)
 
Old 05-20-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Images: Storm Damage - Photos - WESH Orlando (http://www.wesh.com/slideshow/weather/19512117/detail.html - broken link)
 
Old 05-20-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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My lake is still 6 feet from its banks. The rains we got haven't made any difference at all.
 
Old 05-20-2009, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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You should have seen my in-laws flooded basement* after the remnants of Hurricane Ike went through.







*They live in central Michigan.
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