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Old 09-15-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Here everyone....a grain of salt.

What's the Matter With Chicago?: and Seattle and New York and Boston...? - Reason Magazine
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:43 PM
 
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A lot depends on which personal freedoms are most or least important to an individual. If I were going to use these ratings as a factor in deciding on a place to live, I'd want to see a lot more detail about how they came up with a city's score in each category.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:16 AM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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I saw this a while back on a local blog. There are some silly rules and regulations in Chicago (thanks Mayor Daley!), but, uh, I don't feel that my freedom is infringed. And some of this stuff makes sense - seriously, talking on a cell phone while driving is dangerious to other drivers. And what's wrong with making fast food restaurants post calorie content, like they do in New York? Sure, banning foie gras and trans fats is kind of excessive, but is paying a five-cent tax on bottled watter, strange though it may seem, all that burdensome? I think not.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:14 AM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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LOL...........smh.
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:21 AM
 
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Haha. I feel pretty damn free here. I don't think I've ever even talked to a cop. Drink on the streets at fairs, saw people sitting out front of my condo chatting and smoking pot yesterday, and was out drinking at a bar until 5am on Saturday night. I guess it's all those other little "rules".
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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Personally, I don't think a libertarian could be happy in any city in the world that was not in a third world country.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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Most libertarians are virulently anti-city and anti-social.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:54 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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San Diego's ranking kind of surprised me but after the crap they have been pulling recently it doesn't surprise that much. They've banned smoking on the beaches, which was okay to me even though I smoke b/c I don't like cigarette butts on the sand. But then they expanded it to include the boardwalk and seawall. And worst of all they banned alcohol on all of our beaches and all of the other cities and state beaches followed suit. It sucks, I cannot stand this alcohol ban on the beaches. This ban should be illegal b/c citizens voted down an alcohol ban back in 2002. But we get another chance to vote it down this November. Although I don't get how it's restrictive on gambling when they're are a ton of huge Indian Casinos in the county, more so than any other county in CA.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:37 PM
 
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Of the cities I have lived in, the best are in Texas. Amarillo is probably the best. They actually let the citizens vote on the smoking issue. The smoking ban failed miserably twice. Not tons of things to do in Amarillo, if it were not for the very active nightlife, no one would stay.. Although Bandera is small, it's a very cool ,corrupt little place. They have the good sense to actually want to attract tourist. North Fortworth is good too. You can still walk down exchange street with a beer in your hand, and a cig in your mouth.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Of the cities I have lived in, the best are in Texas. Amarillo is probably the best. They actually let the citizens vote on the smoking issue. The smoking ban failed miserably twice. Not tons of things to do in Amarillo, if it were not for the very active nightlife, no one would stay.. Although Bandera is small, it's a very cool ,corrupt little place. They have the good sense to actually want to attract tourist. North Fortworth is good too. You can still walk down exchange street with a beer in your hand, and a cig in your mouth.

Well, I don't think many gays feel comfortable expressing their personal freedom in Texas. I highly doubt you see many gays kissing and holding hands there. You have to think of that aspect too.
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