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Old 01-04-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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It's all about what you prefer really.



Interesting theory, but it's primarily to do with how the country developed. In the South, most people were farmers or did manual labor when our country was established (because of the climate; politics factor in as well). All of the first Universities began in the Northeast. This tradition has become relatively stable, even with the industrialization of the 20th century. The South never caught up in the area of education, for the most part.
Also, the civil war is what caused widespread damage and the gap.

There are elite private universities such as Rice, Emory, Duke, Vanderbilt... all rich money funded uni's just like the ones up north. As well as top public universities like UT Austin and UNC Chapel Hill in the south...
To say they haven't caught up would make me question your own education, no?

There are also... *gasp* top universities in the Midwest and West such as Washington St Louis, Northwestern, U Chicago, Stanford, UC Berkeley, etc...

All of these uni's go head to head with everything outside of Harvard and Yale UG these days.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:10 AM
 
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Just to make a slight correction, the second oldest college/university in the US is just down the road from you in the College of William and Mary. It was established in 1693.
Good point, I was aware of that. W&M is easily one of the best schools in the south (and Williamsburg is not a traditional southern city). So, few and far between.

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Old 01-05-2012, 12:24 AM
 
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Also, the civil war is what caused widespread damage and the gap.

There are elite private universities such as Rice, Emory, Duke, Vanderbilt... all rich money funded uni's just like the ones up north. As well as top public universities like UT Austin and UNC Chapel Hill in the south...
To say they haven't caught up would make me question your own education, no?

There are also... *gasp* top universities in the Midwest and West such as Washington St Louis, Northwestern, U Chicago, Stanford, UC Berkeley, etc...

All of these uni's go head to head with everything outside of Harvard and Yale UG these days.
The civil war did not cause this. The North and South held their distinct differences and beliefs long before any battles took place. Rather, they contributed to the war.

Also, I said, for the most part. Look at the North. Most of the top Universities still exist there today. Certainly you did not take that I meant the South was still an undeveloped land sparsely populated by harvesters and sharecroppers in today's golden age of technology. The North is also significantly smaller in comparison to the South.

To mention midwest cities such as St. Louis and Chicago is irrelevant when comparing the former two regions. And talking about schools out in California is down right oblivious. Good night.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:33 AM
 
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Nice climates and nice people are soon parted. If you don't want to live with bars on the windows, plan on being rich. Otherwise, get used to winter.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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Florida, but I would suggest staying away from South Florida. Nothing to do with the weather, just don't think it's a good place to live. Check out Melbourne or Port Saint Lucie.
I disagree.

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Nice climates and nice people are soon parted. If you don't want to live with bars on the windows, plan on being rich. Otherwise, get used to winter.
Oh lord.....................................
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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I don't believe that's true at all, in my experience.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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in the 30's and can't go outside? come on now.... you aren't 90.
I don't go out if it's under 50 degrees.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:58 PM
 
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same!
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:14 AM
 
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I notice that it bothers me the most out of the people that live here. I'm freezing. I'm in Richmond. I can't STAND the weather. It's in the thirties and it's ridiculous. You can't even go outside. It's literally painful... some people have tolerance for it but I don't. I want warmth and sunshine again. I'm 19.

Why would anyone want to live in a climate like this? I can't believe people live up in Pennsylvania, New York, New England, mid-west, Minnesota, Canada.......... I want warm, warm, warm, year round. The cold air burns your face and makes your nose red. It's miserable... why would anyone want to put up with this?

absolutely nothing below 50 degrees!
Plenty of people enjoy cold weather and find plenty of pros to cold weather. There are plenty of people that would say they dislike warm weather for plenty of reasons and prefer mild/cold instead.

Personally, I like warm/hot weather, mild weather, and cold weather for different times in the year(4 seasons weather) and like plenty of weather variation. I would get bored with a climate for the most part that is too similar year round.


Also, there is much more to life than just weather. What makes a place great in particular usually is about much more important factors than weather.


However, if you continue to insist in disliking anything below 50 degrees, the best places in the USA for you are Honolulu, Miami, Los Angeles, and San Diego in the USA. Those 4 places have stuff going on outside of weather.

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Old 01-06-2012, 05:02 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Honolulu.

Or move to a country in the tropics. Plenty of opportunities in Brazil, Singapore, and Malaysia these days.
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