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Old 08-29-2014, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Wrong! Connecticut only receives 60% of the federal tax dollars it pays in. And we have a state income tax.
Really? Not according to this 2014 report.


Which States Take the Most From the U.S. Government? - Real Time Economics - WSJ
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Those areas are extremely "backwoods" though. I don't want to live anywhere where people use the word "y'all."
That's pretty much the entirety of Texas. The phrase is ubiquitous. You'll even find it in a place like Dallas where almost half the population emigrated from somewhere else.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Texas appears to continue to boom for the job market, for all of you Northeasterners looking for greener pastures.
Those pastures are too hot and humid for me lol! I lived in San Antonio for a couple years and that was enough Texas for my lifetime. For me, the culture was just too much.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Those pastures are too hot and humid for me lol! I lived in San Antonio for a couple years and that was enough Texas for my lifetime. For me, the culture was just too much.
And everyone makes fun of ME for thinking the culture of Texas was too much to handle. See...I'm not the only one....

Even that 8to32characters guy said the same thing.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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And everyone makes fun of ME for thinking the culture of Texas was too much to handle. See...I'm not the only one....

Even that 8to32characters guy said the same thing.
Well, there you have it. If several people on C-D say it's true, it must be true.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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And everyone makes fun of ME for thinking the culture of Texas was too much to handle. See...I'm not the only one....

Even that 8to32characters guy said the same thing.
Yeah, but the difference is that what Denverian said actually makes sense and is a legitimate reason for not wanting to live there, and it wasn't put forth in a trollish and ignorant manner, the way so many of your posts come across. Or 8to32 for that matter.

Not wanting to live somewhere because of extreme weather or not being comfortable with the local culture is understandable, but not wanting to live somewhere because people say the word "y'all" is just silly and trivial.
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Yeah, but the difference is that what Denverian said actually makes sense and is a legitimate reason for not wanting to live there, and it wasn't put forth in a trollish and ignorant manner, the way so many of your posts come across. Or 8to32 for that matter.

Not wanting to live somewhere because of extreme weather or not being comfortable with the local culture is understandable, but not wanting to live somewhere because people say the word "y'all" is just silly and trivial.
Yeah, because you are used to hearing that word all the time. I never hear it. Ever. So for me, it's a big deal. How would YOU like it if you had to move somewhere where everyone says "you guys" instead?
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Yeah, because you are used to hearing that word all the time. I never hear it. Ever. So for me, it's a big deal. How would YOU like it if you had to move somewhere where everyone says "you guys" instead?
So the heck what? As if that would keep me from moving somewhere! Do you not realize how ridiculous this sounds?
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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So the heck what? As if that would keep me from moving somewhere! Do you not realize how ridiculous this sounds?
The only place in the South that I could see myself living in is maybe New Orleans, Florida or the upper South such as VA, MD and DE.

What about Oklahoma City? It's a perfect metro size for me and not overly crowded. Is it like Texas though?
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Yeah, because you are used to hearing that word all the time. I never hear it. Ever. So for me, it's a big deal. How would YOU like it if you had to move somewhere where everyone says "you guys" instead?
Oh please. Not that I even care about such trivial matters, but I have lived in your neck of the woods (New Haven), as well as Massachussets. I have lived all over the country, and have heard all the different variations in regional dialects on how people generally address others plurally, and the bottom line is.... I... don't... give... a $hit.

I don't know how else to spell it out for you. It's just trivial and insignificant. I'm more concerned with the more important factors when choosing a place to move, like weather, economy, cost of living, local culture, local politics, and natural scenery. Regional dialects rank near the bottom of my priorities. However, if you're that hung up on it, then by all means stay put in New England.

Oh, and guess what? They say "y'all" in New Orleans, so you might want to scratch that one off your list.
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