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Old 08-14-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Can't wait to contribute to that dwindling population!
and my sister-in-law is considering not moving here at all for retirement.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:15 PM
 
Location: MI
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Not near enough.....what FL needs is back to back CAT 5's sweeping across the state to get rid of another million or so whiners.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:17 PM
 
Location: southern california
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florida is no longer the retirement mecca it was.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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OMG, where did they go? Have Obama's Death Panels sent them to FEMA Camps to be processed into Soylent Green by machines made from Klunkers
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Default Count me in on that. I too left Florida.

Yeah, I am part of that number. Low employment opportunities for highly qualified people is what made me leave. Oh and those unaffordable houses and high cost of living, too.

Florida is a sight-paradise. It's beautiful. But hey, that doesn't give me a living, so you gotta be where you can be. And that was not Florida for me.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Miami
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florida is no longer the retirement mecca it was.
I think you are right.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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We are leaving when house is sold,have purchased home already in another state.
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:03 PM
 
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I am more concerned with all of the animals we are pushing to extinction and the fact that our infrastructure is breaking down under the weight of all this growth than I am about the fact that I trained nine years for a job that no longer exists. I am certainly concerned with the way that education system is being slashed up because of budget cuts. Facts are they weren't doing a good enough job already.

Im a Peta and anti-growther.
You are soooo correct with this post !

Building is NOT sustainable industry. It wrecks the environment,
it wrecks our quality of life, it raises our taxes and most importantly,
displaces our wildlife.


Once another tacky condo development is built, the illegal
aliens who helped put it up are back in the parking lot of
Home Depot looking for work.

Almost any problem Florida suffers today has some of its
roots in growth and developer run local governments.

For all of you activist minded people, the developers have
NOT gone away during this real estate crash, they are
working behind the scenes raping zoning laws and making
it easier to assault an area when the economy picks up again.
Make sure you check your newspapers for stuff thats going
to be amended or proposed, and speak out about it !
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Orlando Suburbs
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Originally Posted by KoZmiC NinJa View Post
Im a Peta and anti-growther.
You are soooo correct with this post !

Building is NOT sustainable industry. It wrecks the environment,
it wrecks our quality of life, it raises our taxes and most importantly,
displaces our wildlife.


Once another tacky condo development is built, the illegal
aliens who helped put it up are back in the parking lot of
Home Depot looking for work.

Almost any problem Florida suffers today has some of its
roots in growth and developer run local governments.

For all of you activist minded people, the developers have
NOT gone away during this real estate crash, they are
working behind the scenes raping zoning laws and making
it easier to assault an area when the economy picks up again.
Make sure you check your newspapers for stuff thats going
to be amended or proposed, and speak out about it !
Oh no, here we go another uninformed extremist.
You are right, the developers have not gone away. We are patiently waiting in the dark shadows for land prices to bottom out so we can buy it all up and destroy the environment, displace animals, provide a place for people to live, shop, and work, improve the transportation system, and donate land for schools.
Please provide evidence of "raping zoning laws and making it easier to assault an area." In the meantime I need to prepare the smoker for a venison and hog roast.
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Oh no, here we go another uninformed extremist.
You are right, the developers have not gone away. We are patiently waiting in the dark shadows for land prices to bottom out so we can buy it all up and destroy the environment, displace animals, provide a place for people to live, shop, and work, improve the transportation system, and donate land for schools.
Please provide evidence of "raping zoning laws and making it easier to assault an area." In the meantime I need to prepare the smoker for a venison and hog roast.
I say you're both right. Kinda. I'm a big tree and greenery lover so I'd like more projects that take care of what one has versus plowing over stuff needlessly. I also hate neighborhoods that have no trees don't know how one builds a new subdivision with shady tree lined streets but it can be figured out I"m sure. At the same time people need jobs.
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