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Old 08-29-2014, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Originally Posted by believe007 View Post
So this is the criteria:

*Cost of living
*Job opportunities (for actual good jobs)
*Nice people/educated people/normal people
*Ease of living there
*Beautiful places to go visit & explore (btw, I'm already aware of the beaches, lol)
*Mild Winters-- I'm sure both are great --but which has a more tolerable Summer??
*Not too busy or congested
*Low crime

I was originally leaning towards Florida, but Texas has always felt like it's where I should be....
TEXAS (bolded/ capitalized & underlined on purpose). Florida is the absolute pits and will lose out on all of the criterion except both states are the pits in the summer.

Nice & normal people don't live in Florida. The zaniest things happen there and pretty much only there
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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I agree 100%. The only disadvantage FL has over TX seems to be job market and wages. But the southern/redneck mentality completely spoils everything about TX, for me. And the whole Texas "theme" I find to be annoying.
And you think it's non-existent in Florida? The whites in Florida are among the most hardcore redneck around. They have more edge to them than in Texas too, imo.
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:22 AM
 
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If you subscribe to overly-generalized stereotypes and you make opinions based on these stereotypes rather than valid data and actual experience, then please stay where you are.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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If you subscribe to overly-generalized stereotypes and you make opinions based on these stereotypes rather than valid data and actual experience, then please stay where you are.
Amen - put that stupidity somewhere else!
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:40 AM
 
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Amen - put that stupidity somewhere else!
I think it's a full moon because the ignorant smug on CD has been stronger than normal this week. I think we need to start a new term. The smugness, mixed deployment of stereotypes on steroids is the way of our people here. It is like "the force" on Star Wars, so whenever I get told that someone will have to get used to not seeing coniferous trees in a state that's 65% covered in Coniferous forests, or that the ratio of white trash is higher in the south than the north, i'm simply going to say "the force is strong within you". I feel like it's kind of more polite than saying, "You're a dipsh*t".
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I think it's a full moon because the ignorant smug on CD has been stronger than normal this week. I think we need to start a new term. The smugness, mixed deployment of stereotypes on steroids is the way of our people here. It is like "the force" on Star Wars, so whenever I get told that someone will have to get used to not seeing coniferous trees in a state that's 65% covered in Coniferous forests, or that the ratio of white trash is higher in the south than the north, i'm simply going to say "the force is strong within you". I feel like it's kind of more polite than saying, "You're a dipsh*t".
Great idea - I like that phrase. Let's start using it.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:50 AM
 
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Some parts of this post are indeed true, but you seem to be splitting hairs, especially in regards to climate. Ice storms, and other forms of winter precipitation occur every winter in Texas only in the Panhandle of the state, located in the continental interior region that is the Great Plains. For the rest of the state, ice storms are not common at all during the winter, especially the coastal areas, as well as the dry deserts. Houston, in the years it does see frost during the winter, sees it less then 5 times per year, and average winter temps are highs in the 60s, and lows in the 40s. Many parts of Florida, too, see frost and freeze regularly, especially the northern parts of the state, such as Pensacola, and Panama City, both of which are colder than Houston during the winter. Any you said that Texas doesn't have a major body of water like the Gulf of Mexico to shelter it from cold air-masses? You must have failed geography- Texas is RIGHT NEXT to the Gulf of Mexico! Summers in coastal Texas are are just like summers in Florida, rain, sunshine, and all; in the more inland portions of the state, summers are hotter, and drier , but are much less humid than in Florida, keeping the comfort.
You must have missed out on the last three winters:>)
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I wouldn't want to move to FL, TX or CA, but if I was forced to move to one, I would choose probably CA.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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TEXAS (bolded/ capitalized & underlined on purpose). Florida is the absolute pits and will lose out on all of the criterion except both states are the pits in the summer.

Nice & normal people don't live in Florida. The zaniest things happen there and pretty much only there
This is pretty much the most ridiculous post on this site. Too bad we can't negative rep people.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:10 AM
 
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I wouldn't want to move to FL, TX or CA, but if I was forced to move to one, I would choose probably CA.
LOL I love California- some good friends live there & want me to check it out.
That would really be where I'd go if money wasn't a factor....
Only thing holding me back is the high COL
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