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Old 10-28-2014, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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The Great Lakes are the largest body of fresh water in the world. The world is slipping into a water crisis. In 30 years or so the Great Lakes region will be booming. It's just a matter of time.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I've noticed that a lot of Midwesterners move to NYC or LA right after High school or as high school drop outs with big dreams and no marketable skills. If they don't get caught up in the sleezy side of the big city, most will eventually move back.

Very few of my adult friends here in Southern California are from the Midwest. Most transplants are from New York, Massachussetts, Connecticut or New Jersey. My foreign friends are mostly from Holland, England, Nicaragua, Mexico, Vietnam and China
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:38 PM
 
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I've noticed that a lot of Midwesterners move to NYC or LA right after High school or as high school drop outs with big dreams and no marketable skills. If they don't get caught up in the sleezy side of the big city, most will eventually move back.

Very few of my adult friends here in Southern California are from the Midwest. Most transplants are from New York, Massachussetts, Connecticut or New Jersey. My foreign friends are mostly from Holland, England, Nicaragua, Mexico, Vietnam and China
Most "uneducated" Midwesterners move to Florida/Georgia/Texas/Arizona where the entry level jobs are more plentiful before moving home. The ones you see in New York or LA are mostly Anomalies.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:50 PM
 
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I have several friends who have "moved" to Florida only for tax reasons. They buy a property, lease it, but have incorporated private businesses there...meanwhile they actually live mostof the time in the Midwest. This strategy is very common for older Midwesterners too, especially if they have sizable income. They spend a month or two in Florida during the winter....the rest of the time back home in the Midwest....but they report their income as Florida residents to avoid personal income taxes. So...the Census thinks they are Floridians. pretty sure plenty of Northeasterners do that as well.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:53 PM
 
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Bro, definitely. It totes sux and there's like nothing to do and stuff. Everybody's like " I gotta get outta here, man". So they're pretty much all going to die or move to cool places for sure, bro. That's pretty much what everybody does, not just middle class white kids immediately after they get out of college. Everyone, like 110 percent of people just want to live in Portland and Brooklyn or also Florida and just chill, brah! No one could ever want anything else dude. Like, I can see mountains, bro! Or maybe a beach, man. That's the only thing that matters at all. Or awesome clubs, dude. Plus its way easier to move because its so flat, so like they don't even have to cross mountains or like, go on boats to get out of there man. So yeah. Pret much!
The sarcasm meter doth runneth over....
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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I have several friends who have "moved" to Florida only for tax reasons. They buy a property, lease it, but have incorporated private businesses there...meanwhile they actually live mostof the time in the Midwest. This strategy is very common for older Midwesterners too, especially if they have sizable income. They spend a month or two in Florida during the winter....the rest of the time back home in the Midwest....but they report their income as Florida residents to avoid personal income taxes. So...the Census thinks they are Floridians. pretty sure plenty of Northeasterners do that as well.
I think we have a winner. Look up Tom Golisano for a Northeastern example.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:17 PM
 
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The Great Lakes are the largest body of fresh water in the world. The world is slipping into a water crisis. In 30 years or so the Great Lakes region will be booming. It's just a matter of time.
yea? and what happens when fusion technology allows us desalination, so we can directly convert ocean water to fresh water? then the coasts will be set. we will see fusion within 30 years most likely
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:35 PM
 
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yea? and what happens when fusion technology allows us desalination, so we can directly convert ocean water to fresh water? then the coasts will be set. we will see fusion within 30 years most likely
We'll all move then, I'm sure. Good grief.
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:27 PM
 
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West coast is running out of fresh water, would be a really bad move!
Have you ever been to the West Coast?
Seattle and Portland don't seem to be worried about running out of water.
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:38 PM
 
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Have you ever been to the West Coast?
Seattle and Portland don't seem to be worried about running out of water.
I guess some of us here in the Midwest aren't too worried about whether Seattle and Portland are running out of water...we have plenty of our own, and we live here.
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