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Old 12-30-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: moving again
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I would love to go to WV and/or live there. It is so beautiful. Someone I know just moved to WV and he and his family are enthralled by its beauty.

I saw a documentary on TV the other day about how they're blowing up mountain after mountain so more coal mines can be developed, hence support American's waste of energy. I got very teary eyed watching it and watching people in Charleston picket about this. It's so sad.
yes, most of the Ohio River Valley is like that (western MD, SW PA, etc).

But yea WV is so nice. And its WAY more than what people think. As in WAY more.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:01 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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And a wise man to know a fool.
Yes, I am wise. Thanks for the compliment.

Of course if you going to make up a bogus test to insult others, make sure that you don't fail your own test.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:06 PM
 
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Yes, I am wise. Thanks for the compliment.

Of course if you going to make up a bogus test to insult others, make sure that you don't fail your own test.
Bogus test? Nah, I think it's an excellent assessment. And, with your answer, you're insulting yourself, and don't even realize it. Basically what you said is, "I refuse to go anywhere that isn't precisely like where I live right now, and isn't inhabited be people who think precisely like me." That makes you provincial and narrow-minded, no matter where your address might be.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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There are places I have no reason to go to, like Arkansas or Kansas. I can't think of any place in the U.S. that I would dread going to. Although I wouldn't really want to go into any inner city that I wasn't familiar with without being prepared. No city in particular, though.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I avoid and tend to not like anything resembling the typical suburban strip. That could be anywhere so in every state, I would avoid certain areas if I could help it. I hate traveling and then start coming into a town or city only to be submerged into 3 lanes both ways with no sidewalks and mile after mile of one-story chains of whatever. Ugh! Give me Youngstown, Detroit, St. Louis or whatever other city you want to throw out at me. None of them are as ugly as what I mentioned above. End of story.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Oops-forgot to mention. Someone earlier in this thread mentioned New Orleans. I just got back from there for the holidays. It truely is a gem. I question some folk's tastes on this thread.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Bogus test? Nah, I think it's an excellent assessment. And, with your answer, you're insulting yourself, and don't even realize it. Basically what you said is, "I refuse to go anywhere that isn't precisely like where I live right now, and isn't inhabited be people who think precisely like me." That makes you provincial and narrow-minded, no matter where your address might be.
Think it is a good test to weed out the ignorant and closeminded people out there (hint: alexus is one)
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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It'd be easier making a list of the places in the US I would want to go. But I'll play by your rules.

Nowhere in the Southeast. My father is from LA, so I've been there and all the other Southern states and they simply are way too far from what a person like me likes. In Nasheville the people seemed pretty nice and smart, and I've heard that Ashville, NC is an okay place.

I think Arizona is becoming extremely overrated, so it's not high on my list. New Mexico's fine, and the only place in Texas I would even think about going is Austin. For obvious reasons.

I like the west coast, but SoCal doesn't seem ideal to me. But it isn't so bad that I wouldn't give it a visit.

Cross out the entire Midwest. Save Minneapolis, Chicago.
Wow. You're really missing out. There's a lot more to the Midwest than Chicago and Minneapolis.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:38 PM
 
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Think it is a good test to weed out the ignorant and closeminded people out there (hint: alexus is one)
Nah. Just immature and a bit full of herself. Shame that she spends her life looking down on other people, for the world is filled with people far more interesting than she is.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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After living in Austin for several years, I was never that impressed by anything I saw there either.

Oh, and marketing yourself as good at something is not the same thing as actually being good at something.

Eventful, Inc. Press Release: THE NEW 2008 ‘MOST EVENTFUL CITIES’ RANKINGS WILL SURPRISE
Top cities for Music Lovers (The most music events)
1. New York, NY
2. Branson, MO
3. Chicago, IL
4. Los Angeles, CA
5. Seattle, WA
GAK I would never - ever - EVER put Branson in the same legue with NYC or Chicago! Now, granted there is a lot to do here in Branson, no doubt about that, but with a few stellar exceptions I would NOT call it "quality" entertainment. Most of it is schlock and a goodly portion is marginal at best. Whereas in NYC (and Chicago and LA) you can see some of the finest performers and entertainers IN THE WORLD.

Again, one has to wonder what sort of criteria was used when putting this list together.

Which is not to say that Branson isn't a fun place to live. It is. But just nowhere near the others in quality.

20yrsinBranson
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