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Old 06-20-2008, 08:59 AM
 
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I have generally liked every place I have lived, though things were not perfect everywhere, it was not a rant feeling place.

Except where I live now, I have such hatred for this place, I can't even explain. I never been on here ranting about it unless it was already a thread going on about a certain subject.

I am thankfully moving this summer.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Or it might be some areas just suck, that is possible you know.
Every place is great and every place sucks. It all depends on what you like.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: yeah
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Foreigners keep immigrating here despite the qualities now chicly rejected by white twenty-somethings.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:21 PM
 
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I, for one, think this is hilarious...and true. I'm tired of a guy in particular who constantly posts negative stuff pointed at newcomers to my area particularly (and he himself is a newcomer who doesn't have a job or ties to the area, so we all don't know why he just doesn't leave). All are full of gross generalizations.

Also love the anti-Seattle people who talk about how mean everyone is in Seattle, yet someone else will post about how their neighborhood just had a street-wide BBQ...I guess that person found the ONLY street of nice people in the area.

There are two different types of posts...those for fun, and those from people who are sincerely seeking info. The fun ones are...fun! Yes, make fun a city for something, get a good laugh, add your vote to a silly poll... But the bashers should just SHUT IT when someone is really asking a informational question. Answering a person who is asking about specific neighborhoods or schools with "don't move here, you'll hate it" isn't doing anyone any good except themselves. Selfish I think.
This is exactly what I am talking about. The bashers on these forums hate the state yet most of their posts bring up the place they hate so much. Some lady moved outta MN before she registered to city-data last year yet almost all her 20 posts bring up MN, even in forums that do not ask about MN at all. She hates MN but the majority of her anti-MN posts are in the MN forum. Common sense says once you move out you stop talking about it and enjoy your new life elsewhere; yet it is entirely the opposite with these people.
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Old 06-21-2008, 04:40 AM
 
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This is exactly what I am talking about. The bashers on these forums hate the state yet most of their posts bring up the place they hate so much. Some lady moved outta MN before she registered to city-data last year yet almost all her 20 posts bring up MN, even in forums that do not ask about MN at all. She hates MN but the majority of her anti-MN posts are in the MN forum. Common sense says once you move out you stop talking about it and enjoy your new life elsewhere; yet it is entirely the opposite with these people.
Minnesota enjoys the best quality of life of any Midwestern state. I've found by and large the people there and in Wisconsin to be much more civil than here in the Kansas City area. Ditto for Washington State and the Seattle area. I've never met a hostile individual from that state either during my travels thru there or when encountering someone from Washington State elsewhere in the country.
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I would add, sometimes "bashing" is in the eye of the beholder.
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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It's true that some people take offense easily. It's also true that a few people just like to rant about a city or state. Mostly I find the ranters boring and I have doubts about any information they may have posted.
I have traveled quite a bit, and I usually find some things to like about every city.
When visiting in Seattle I didn't notice a freeze there. That's just my own 2 cents on this subject.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I actually agree with kayaklin and have made similar posts in the MSP sub-forum 'bashing' Minneapolis and Minnesota in general. And, like kayaklin, I too am a Californian who moved to Minneapolis. So, go figure.

Aside from that, I think that there are generally two things going on:

1--America is divided up regionally, and each region has it's own customs and ideas of the proper way to do things. Then, even though we are supposed to be one country, each individual state operates - and acts - as if it was a separate country. I mean each state has it's own unique economy, constitution, traditions, identity and its own set of issues that may not affect the surrounding states. I know that California, Texas and all six New England states (separately, of course) would not mind breaking away. With that comes a lot of provincialism.

2--Americans always have to blame someone else for their own problems, no matter how ridiculous the finger pointing is.
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I actually agree with kayaklin and have made similar posts in the MSP sub-forum 'bashing' Minneapolis and Minnesota in general. And, like kayaklin, I too am a Californian who moved to Minneapolis. So, go figure.

Aside from that, I think that there are generally two things going on:

1--America is divided up regionally, and each region has it's own customs and ideas of the proper way to do things. Then, even though we are supposed to be one country, each individual state operates - and acts - as if it was a separate country. I mean each state has it's own unique economy, constitution, traditions, identity and its own set of issues that may not affect the surrounding states. I know that California, Texas and all six New England states (separately, of course) would not mind breaking away. With that comes a lot of provincialism.

2--Americans always have to blame someone else for their own problems, no matter how ridiculous the finger pointing is.
"Interesting", as they say in Minnesota. Most of these areas of the country are larger than most countries in Europe (except for some of the New England states). So maybe that is a partial explanation. The "west" (western US outside of the Pacific Coast) would probably go along with that, too.

I don't think Americans blame others for their own problems more than any other group. Then again, I don't know that many people from outside the US.
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I don't think Americans blame others for their own problems more than any other group. Then again, I don't know that many people from outside the US.
Look around. Here's the perfect American example: Joe gets fired from his job, but instead of thinking, Well, maybe I didn't pull my weight around here, I'll put in more of an effort next time or what ever he says, the boss is a jerk who isn't fit to run a sandbox or it's the darn Mexicans coming over here taking everybodys jobs or blames the president or blames Jane Fonda or blames the liberals or blames his mother-in-law.
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