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View Poll Results: Would you rather have Palm trees in your region where you live, or having snow and winter?
Snow in the winter - Don't care about having Palm trees where I live 129 51.19%
Palm trees of course! 123 48.81%
Voters: 252. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:55 PM
 
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skiing > palm tree sliding
Assuming everyplace that snows has skiing resorts and mountains. And assuming that these palm tree filled places don't have any near-by bodies of water, for water activity. But, since we can only go off what the OP listed, than your statement I must agree with. By the way, who revived this 4yr old thread?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:39 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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It was 75 degrees today in Miami Beach. It was nice to have it a bit cooler than average for this time of year. :-)
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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palm trees are not native anywhere in the us. correct me if im wrong. maybe south florida? certainly not in california.
The palm Washingtonia Filifera, commonly called the "Arizona (or California) Fan Palm" is native to the deserts of California and Arizona. It's the most common palm in Phoenix as well as the one Palm Springs was named after, due to them already being present there before the town was founded. There's a canyon full of palm trees out in the middle of nowhere in the desert in Arizona in the Kofa Mts.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:44 AM
 
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I just can't believe Snow is winning this poll.

Are u people all mad?!
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:14 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Assuming everyplace that snows has skiing resorts and mountains. And assuming that these palm tree filled places don't have any near-by bodies of water, for water activity. But, since we can only go off what the OP listed, than your statement I must agree with. By the way, who revived this 4yr old thread?
Many people seem to ski just fine without mountains and resorts. You do know that there is a kind of skiing that does not require a 15 pound pair of boots and 20 pound skis, right? Cross-country skiing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It is an ancient and brilliant form of transportation and sport.

Everyone has the right to their opinion on this, I am very ardent about my own, but the fact that people act offended that someone could like snow more than palm trees, or vice versa, or that people with the opposing viewpoint are contrarian, liars, or even mentally deficient, is mind boggling.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Palms are the best trees. No other tree is so majestic as a palm, especially a Royal Palm.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Northeast
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Growing up in the northeast and loving to ski, and the change of seasons, I'll take the snow. I love a good old fashioned Nor Easter or blizzard, even though iv'e gotta plow the stuff.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I live for winter...I love the cold. I am praying for a long cold snap for ice so I can play some pond hockey.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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What fun can people have with palm trees?
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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What fun can people have with palm trees?
Well, you can build tree houses in them or hang a tree swing from their broad boughs.
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