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Old 01-09-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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New York - 3 things I like and 2 things I hate

three things I like most:

1. NYC -well known
2. Adirondack State Perserve - Largest wilderness in the east, 2000 lakes;, bigger than Vermont
3. Great Neighbors - Pennsylvannia, New Jersey, Quebec, New England, Ontario!

two things I like least:
1. NYC government - does not care about the quality of life or how the city looks for either its residents or tourists and takes for granted that they will keep coming anyway.
2. New York taxes - not just how much but how they are wasted!
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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Massachusetts.

What I like:

1. The history. Places like Plymouth, Boston, Salem, Lowell, New Bedford, Nantucket, Lenox, and the rest.
2. The city of Boston as a whole.
3. The availability of higher education and excellent medical care so close to home.
4. The natural beauty. Places like Cape Cod, the North Shore, and the Berkshires.
5. The fact that it produced the Kennedy family and was also the birthplace of three other presidents.

What I don't like:

1. The fact that the government is made up mostly of Democrats. We need more balance.
2. The perception from the outside that Massachusetts is any one of the following: parochial, racist, full of snobs, full of cold and unfriendly people, made up of wanna-be New Yorkers, a haven for radical liberals and homosexuals, etc. I think its partly our fault but still somewhat undeserved.
3. The T. It needs an expansion and runs inefficiently but is still billions of dollars in debt.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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Passion for sports.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I too am proud of Massachusetts for many of the things that the two previous posters have stated and specifically I am proud of the fact that our Pilgrims in Plymouth gave us the Thanksgiving Holiday.

I'm also proud of:

the American Revolution started here with events such as the Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Breeds Hill (Bunker Hill), the Battle of Lexington and Concord.

William Lloyd Garrison started his Abolitionist movement in Boston; inspiring Frederick Douglass in Boston to join the movement.

Massachusetts' contribution to the literary world has been immense: Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Dickinson, Longfellow, Alcott.

Massachusetts was the only state in the Union that did not vote for Richard Nixon in 1972. (Wash D.C. also voted for McGovern).

Harvard University and MIT; Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox.

The Kennedy family and the contributions they have made on the behalf of those less fortunate.

Famous after they left Massachusetts - Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe and Babe Ruth.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:24 PM
 
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I too am proud of Massachusetts for many of the things that the two previous posters have stated and specifically I am proud of the fact that our Pilgrims in Plymouth gave us the Thanksgiving Holiday.

I'm also proud of:

the American Revolution started here with events such as the Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Breeds Hill (Bunker Hill), the Battle of Lexington and Concord.

William Lloyd Garrison started his Abolitionist movement in Boston; inspiring Frederick Douglass in Boston to join the movement.

Massachusetts' contribution to the literary world has been immense: Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Dickinson, Longfellow, Alcott.

Massachusetts was the only state in the Union that did not vote for Richard Nixon in 1972. (Wash D.C. also voted for McGovern).

Harvard University and MIT; Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox.

The Kennedy family and the contributions they have made on the behalf of those less fortunate.

Famous after they left Massachusetts - Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe and Babe Ruth.
There are other schools in Boston besides those two, which aren't even in Boston...
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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There are other schools in Boston besides those two, which aren't even in Boston...
I never said Harvard and MIT were in Boston.

And yes, there are schools in Boston. Are you proud of them in terms of the original poster's question ? If so, please share your thoughts.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Illinois:

1.) Chicago- Third largest city in the US, diverse, great food, entertainment, and huge downtown

2.) Champaign-Urbana- aka Silicon Prairie, with University of Illinois( Illinois largest university), and one of the top schools in the country.

3.) Sports- White Sox 2005 World Championship, Chicago Bulls 6 championships from 1992-98.

4.) Barack Obama- Are new President of the United States and first identify African-American President

5.) University of Chicago- A university in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood and one of the Big ten universities in the country.

I have too many to list, so I stop here.
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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What makes me proud of my home state of New Jersey is how proud the people are to be New Jersey residents.
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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What makes me proud of my home state of New Jersey is how proud the people are to be New Jersey residents.

lol that's certainly true about them. That's why NJ and NY have such a rivalry about where they're from
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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lol that's certainly true about them. That's why NJ and NY have such a rivalry about where they're from
I think its all in fun, but when you think about it their are no 2 states in America that have a better working relationship than New Jersey and New York.
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