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Old 05-19-2012, 09:36 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Hahaha....that's right...UF is the flagship, but FSU is another big school and in the state capital.

This is pretty crazy, being right on the Gainesville campus:

Alligator on UF Campus - YouTube
Alligators are all over Florida. It's really nothing unusual. Just the other week, an alligator had to be removed from a Miami street because it was blocking rush hour traffic.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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Alligators are all over Florida. It's really nothing unusual. Just the other week, an alligator had to be removed from a Miami street because it was blocking rush hour traffic.
Either way...I don't think FSU has a water feature like Lake Alice in the middle of it, but I'm sure lakes and streams up there might be just as hazardous. That said, I think Tallahassee FL is a nice enough town. It has pines, hilly terrain, nice brick homes, and reasonable access to Panhandle beaches. The state capitol building being in a "skyscraper" as an annex to the older capitol building is also kind of interesting.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:04 AM
 
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So if NYC were a capital city (and trust me it def could be a capital city, it has the politics and influence of a capital) you would dislike it as well? We have people in my current city (Greenville, NC) working for politicians who make $12 a hour just to shuffle papers and they act as if they are better than others but it's not a capital city. I mean this thread is ridiculous, but may I ask what capitals you've been to?
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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Personally, I find them to be very annoying. For one, the residents are often too fanatical about state budget, spending, caucus, primary whatever. There is this climate of political fanaticism and it gets annoying rather quick.

They also seem to attract small-town political types who get some $12 government job shuffling papers around and think they are in charge, because they are only a few steps divided from their state's important politicians.

Lastly, most capital cities I've visited, are going the direction of police states and seem oversaturated with state police (being headquartered there), capital police, local police, sheriff, and all the government buildings just add to the annoyance.

As for the nation's capital, I've never visited DC, and don't care to.

There's really no such thing as an exciting state capital. I'm sure someone else has to agree.
I had some of the same issues with Little Rock. Sure, it is the largest and most influential city (that was completely within the state anyway), but it can be very one-dimensional. It is home to many of the obligatory cultural things since no other city in AR has the wherewithal to do it, but it is still mostly a political town. It basically is the healthcare center of Arkansas, but politics overshadows even that. If you know 10 people in Little Rock, 7 or 8 of them will be in one of three professions: politics, healthcare, or lawyer defending one of those.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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What a silly thread! America's capital cities are as diverse a lot as America's non-capital cities. From Boston to Olympia to Columbia to Phoenix to St. Paul to Dover to Atlanta. In addition to all of them performing an essential governmental function to their states, some have world class universities, some are thriving, some are gorgeous, some are ghetto, some have Fortune 500 corporations, some are Rust Belt casualties, some are bucolic outposts off the beaten path.

Ronnie, perhaps it is your own capital city that you scorn so much, but know that capital cities come in all different stripes, sizes and shapes!
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Might this just be a troll thread? Which I'm fine with, just be clear what it is. No specific examples given but only vague condemnation. S/He also has not been back to follow up since original post.
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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State capitals plunked down in the middle of nowhere because they were geographically central and had little else going for them do tend to be crappy,such as Hartford Ct., Albany N.Y., Harrisburg Pa., Little Rock Ark., Lansing Mi, Springfield Il, and probably a few others I've never been to

Those capitals that already had major industries or ports are more interesting, like Boston, St.. Paul (Minneapolis), Denver, Honolulu, Atlanta

Capitals with big Universities fall somewhere in between. Austin, Tallahassee, Madison Wi, Columbus OH, for example.

But most state capitals really are a big "meh"
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Carolina’s
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so i'm assuming you've visited all 50 state capitals. just not the us one
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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No, I rather like living in Columbus. The atmosphere during football season is awesome, lots of affordable urban housing in nice neighborhoods, fairly stable economy with the government jobs and Ohio State located here.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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State capitals plunked down in the middle of nowhere because they were geographically central and had little else going for them do tend to be crappy,such as Hartford Ct., Albany N.Y., Harrisburg Pa., Little Rock Ark., Lansing Mi, Springfield Il, and probably a few others I've never been to

Those capitals that already had major industries or ports are more interesting, like Boston, St.. Paul (Minneapolis), Denver, Honolulu, Atlanta

Capitals with big Universities fall somewhere in between. Austin, Tallahassee, Madison Wi, Columbus OH, for example.

But most state capitals really are a big "meh"
Albany? Seriously? It's a big city, with a big university (SUNY-Albany), lots of good hospitals (Albany Med), jobs in nearby Schenectady and Troy, also RPI in Troy. Government is big there, but NY is a big state and there are lots of govt. jobs.
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