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Old 06-17-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Denver
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The blind lead the blind. Humans, for the most part, are like a disease. They move and spread to an area until resources are consumed, then they move on. PHX, ATL, Vegas, etc, are just the current hosts for this plague.
ok....thats one way of looking at it....

I would think with the cubbies kicking ass, you'd be a little more
cheerful ( I'm walking through the mist with a huge smile myself )

...although folk will scurry toward the perception of the next great thing or place. IE:better standard of living (money)
Then there are those who want to make it big in the big city
LA, NYC, even Chicago. ( money )
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:02 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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ok....thats one way of looking at it....

I would think with the cubbies kicking ass, you'd be a little more
cheerful ( I'm walking through the mist with a huge smile myself )

...although folk will scurry toward the perception of the next great thing or place. IE:better standard of living (money)
Then there are those who want to make it big in the big city
LA, NYC, even Chicago.
( money )
let me finish that sentence for you

...who can't afford it so they look for cheaper options.

My answer is along the line of Steve-o's: sheeple.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY native, now living in Houston
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2 of the 3 fastest growing metros 2000-2007 are in TEXAS.Atlanta was the fastest. People are moving here in droves. In Houston the outskirts of town look like one enormous construction site with thousands of homes under construction at the same time.

Agreed! Dare I say it's even a bit out of control down here given the economy? I seriously think Houston is a bust waiting to happen. It scares me to death!
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:09 AM
 
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I like to live in bigger metros because of job opportunites, cultural amenities, diversity and excitment. I am just not the type of person who likes living in some random town or small city. I find Portland to be to small for me, so I will be moving next year, maybe back to Atlanta.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:22 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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If it were me I would move to a city thats not so discovered than move to one of the hot spots. There are jobs in other cities too, is it just the hip thing to do, I can find a job in Albuquerque just a well as in Phoenix except I dont have to put up with that crappy traffic that is in PHX.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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ok....thats one way of looking at it....

I would think with the cubbies kicking ass, you'd be a little more
cheerful ( I'm walking through the mist with a huge smile myself )

...although folk will scurry toward the perception of the next great thing or place. IE:better standard of living (money)
Then there are those who want to make it big in the big city
LA, NYC, even Chicago. ( money )
Oh trust me, Im on Cloud 9 with my Cubs in 1st, but its still only June.
You know what Cubs stands for, dont you? Completely Useless By September.

Anyways, places like Vegas arent really equipped to handle that many transplants. Many will stay until theyre sipping the last puddle out of Lake Mead with a straw, but sooner or later Vegas will shrivel up and people will have to move, leaving behind a wasteland. That is unless their drought does a complete 180.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Anyways, places like Vegas arent really equipped to handle that many transplants. Many will stay until theyre sipping the last puddle out of Lake Mead with a straw, but sooner or later Vegas will shrivel up and people will have to move, leaving behind a wasteland. That is unless their drought does a complete 180.
Knowing Vegas, they'll probably try to get water from lake Tahoe and divert the Colorado River
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Knowing Vegas, they'll probably try to get water from lake Tahoe and divert the Colorado River
I wouldnt put it past them to drain beautiful Lake Tahoe just so their dumb arses can continue to water their pathetic grass or fill another stupid pool/fountain in a desert environment.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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Jobs, jobs, jobs. People go where the jobs are. Climate can be a factor as well.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:10 PM
 
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Knowing Vegas, they'll probably try to get water from lake Tahoe and divert the Colorado River
They're not taking from Lake Tahoe. A temporary pipeline is going to bring water in from Ely (a tiny town in the northeast corner with lots of water). But that's only short term. The government is already planning for a desalination plant.
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