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Old 09-29-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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I find your genralizations about people from elsewhere inaccurate. You may feel differently yourself if you get out and travel a bit more rather than getting your views of the world from anonymous CD posters.
Your advice is weird because our experiences are taken from real life encounters whereas I'd think regulars of the CD forum are actually a group of self selected enthusiasts who already know more about the country than the average person or are people who have learned as a result of coming to the forum. I've seen at least one post from a coaster here who said he didn't know KC was so cool and from the forum he now knows and wants to visit one day.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: IN
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It still surprises me how shockingly little many people on the coasts know about anything outside their own tiny worlds. They aren't only ignorant about the "flyover states", they are ignorant of the other coast too! So I don't expect such people to know about other countries and cultures. I wonder if they have all been collectively sleeping through grade school.

It's sad indeed, I agree with you. Most of the non coastal states I know have bigger and more vibrant cities than the states close to them. Who the hell wants to live in say, Maine? Lol
It doesn't surprise me, but the Upper Midwest is generally better in most categories overall which is one of the main deciding reasons why I moved here. It has little at all in common with the Lower Midwest and we are attracting more coastal transplants by the month. Kansas City has positives like COL but fortunately it is not very representative of the Midwest as a whole as it is at the geographical southwest periphery of the region.

LOTS of people would love to live in Maine if they had a better economy with a somewhat more favorable tax structure. New Hampshire is better than Maine in most respects.

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Old 09-29-2013, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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As above.
Kansas City is in Oregon
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: IN
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Kansas City is in Oregon
That is strange.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_City,_Oregon
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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A lot of important farms right around that area.

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Old 09-29-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Your advice is weird
Guess that makes us even: your posts are weird.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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LOTS of people would love to live in Maine if they had a better economy with a somewhat more favorable tax structure. New Hampshire is better than Maine in most respects.
I'm not as quick to agree with that (not saying its not beautiful so no pictures needed. All the states and territories have beauty). The weather there is a bit of turn off. Maine is the coldest state in the continental US together with ND, without ND's booming economy.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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Minnesota and North Dakota are both colder than Maine in the winter. Also neither of them have the beautiful rocky ocean coast that Maine has. But this thread isn't about Maine or ND...it's about Kansas City, which is in Missouri...which I guarantee everyone who reads this forum regularly already knows.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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I'm not as quick to agree with that (not saying its not beautiful so no pictures needed. All the states and territories have beauty). The weather there is a bit of turn off. Maine is the coldest state in the continental US together with ND, without ND's booming economy.
You've never been to Maine or any of the states in that area so I would disagree. Minnesota and most of Wisconsin have colder average temperatures than many parts of Maine where the majority of the population resides. North Dakota has a one dimensional economy (energy) that is accounting for the vast majority of the job growth, and most people would not want to live there or choose to live there other than the fact that they followed a job that they needed.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Center City
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You've never been to Maine or any of the states in that area so I would disagree. Minnesota and most of Wisconsin have colder average temperatures than many parts of Maine where the majority of the population resides.
Yes, these are actual facts. The OP has taken to posting stereotypical assumptions about a state she has never been too - assumptions which turn out to be incorrect:
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Maine is the coldest state in the continental US
And all in a thread in which she disparages others for their lack of knowledge and assumptions they about a place she calls home. Now isn't that ironic.

This seems a trollish, tiresome and bating thread in which the bulk of the inaccuracies and prejudices on display are offered by the OP. Good grief - I've lived on the east cost, the gulf coast and believe it or not, right on Armour Boulevard in KCMO. And while in KC, most of people I knew just thought of the cities on the east coast as someplace "back east". Ask the average Kansas Citians to name the six New England states (and their capitals?) and see how many of them get it right. It would not occur to me to be offended by anyone's lack of such knowledge.

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