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Old 07-03-2011, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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49 other states are worse than Louisiana.
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No.
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:00 PM
 
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I thought guns were illegal in the city of Chicago?
No. You are allowed to possess firearms in your residence with a State issued Gun Card (Called a FOID Card) and a city of Chicago license.
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:01 PM
 
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Louisiana is by far the worst in my opinion.
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Moving does make a difference sometimes. I spent my first 36 years in Maryland, near D.C. I knew the last 15 years I was there that I wanted out. I've NEVER had any desire to move back to that area (Metro D.C.). You couldn't pay me enough. I don't even like to visit the area.

Live in Montana for two years - it was beautiful, but SO secluded and depressing for some reason. The towns are just too spread out - you have to drive and drive to get from one place of "civilization" to another.


Now in North Carolina. I've always spent time here, this is where my mother grew up and we have a large family here. But it's losing it's charm, or I'm changing, not sure which. The cost of living is definitely low in the more rural areas, and it's very scenic. Just not enough intelligent conversation going on, I don't know how else to put it. I often find that I can converse better with the "dreaded transplants" from New Jersey and places like New Hampshire than I can with the native southern people here. It just seems that people live in an isolated little Wal-mart world here; not much thinking outside the box. That, and it's too freakin' hot.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:49 PM
 
Location: An Island off the coast of North America
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Long Island. Expensive Humid Snobbish Sprawled Racist blah blah I could go on forever.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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Upper Michigan. it's terrible. I don't know what I did in my past life to be born here, but it was probably awful. haha.

you ready for my list?

first of all, - there's barely anything to do unless you are really into outdoor activities (which I'm not, I only like the beach).
- closest mall to shop in is a 3 hour drive away in Green Bay, WI area.
- closest concerts/big city events are a 6 hour drive to Milwaukee, 7 hours to Chicago, or 8 hours to Detroit.
- the winters are the worst and snowiest in the US not including the mountains or Alaska. and last until May. seriously people in the state of New York think they get snow? HA!
- the roads are terrible due to the ice and huge mining and logging trucks destroying them. there's a funny saying... Michigan has 2 seasons - winter and construction.
- it's hardly diverse, pretty much 99% white. and I hate it lol.
- it's incredibly hard to find a job due to Michigan's not so good economy plus the rural area without many businesses to even apply at.
- the "Yooper" culture and stereotype is incredibly embarrassing (outhouse races, deer season being considered a holiday by the schools, drinking beer in the woods... you get the idea. rent the movie 'Escanaba in Da Moonlight' to see more).
- in the summer it can get very humid and buggy. I've been to Florida a few times and they have barely any bugs compared to here.
- our weather is totally strange due to Lake Superior
- everyone thinks we don't even exist and that we're part of Canada and I've even seen quite a few maps that didn't include the UP of Michigan. Michigan's shaped like a mitten right? wrong! there's an entire mass of land to the north people forget about! it's 1/3 of the land of Michigan but only includes 3% of the population, but still! we're here! lol
- hardly any opportunities for careers I'm interested in. ETC ETC!

only good things I can say is that our water tastes better than anywhere I've ever traveled (don't know how everyone survives on that pool water on tap lol), there's no pollution, and that there isn't bad traffic most of the time.

oh but I get free college at the local school so I'd be stupid to move away... *sigh* can't wait until I can ESCAPE! haha
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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Upper Michigan. it's terrible. I don't know what I did in my past life to be born here, but it was probably awful. haha.

you ready for my list?

first of all, - there's barely anything to do unless you are really into outdoor activities (which I'm not, I only like the beach).
- closest mall to shop in is a 3 hour drive away in Green Bay, WI area.
- closest concerts/big city events are a 6 hour drive to Milwaukee, 7 hours to Chicago, or 8 hours to Detroit.
- the winters are the worst and snowiest in the US not including the mountains or Alaska. and last until May. seriously people in the state of New York think they get snow? HA!
- the roads are terrible due to the ice and huge mining and logging trucks destroying them. there's a funny saying... Michigan has 2 seasons - winter and construction.
- it's hardly diverse, pretty much 99% white. and I hate it lol.
- it's incredibly hard to find a job due to Michigan's not so good economy plus the rural area without many businesses to even apply at.
- the "Yooper" culture and stereotype is incredibly embarrassing (outhouse races, deer season being considered a holiday by the schools, drinking beer in the woods... you get the idea. rent the movie 'Escanaba in Da Moonlight' to see more).
- in the summer it can get very humid and buggy. I've been to Florida a few times and they have barely any bugs compared to here.
- our weather is totally strange due to Lake Superior
- everyone thinks we don't even exist and that we're part of Canada and I've even seen quite a few maps that didn't include the UP of Michigan. Michigan's shaped like a mitten right? wrong! there's an entire mass of land to the north people forget about! it's 1/3 of the land of Michigan but only includes 3% of the population, but still! we're here! lol
- hardly any opportunities for careers I'm interested in. ETC ETC!

only good things I can say is that our water tastes better than anywhere I've ever traveled (don't know how everyone survives on that pool water on tap lol), there's no pollution, and that there isn't bad traffic most of the time.

oh but I get free college at the local school so I'd be stupid to move away... *sigh* can't wait until I can ESCAPE! haha

Then move to Ohio and become a mall shopper.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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In Omaha at the moment. I'm really not a fan of this city, or any of the Midwest I've experienced. I used to be really angry about it, and pin a lot of my anger on the city, which honestly is just kind of crappy. No place is as terrible as we like to make it sound. I still can't wait to leave, not sure where we'll go yet, but I'm remaining positive about the whole situation. I guess that describes it best, I'm not a fan of here. There are certain qualities I hate about the city, but it's not worth getting furious over the city. Especially with a light at the end of the tunnel.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:57 PM
 
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Des Moines, Iowa.

I have traveled all around the US and have come to realize that I hate it here. Rude people, agressive drivers, no decent place to shop or eat (chain after chain after chain after chain) and most people are very unaware about anything that happens outside of Iowa, unless they watch the world or national news.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Stuck in Arkansas- I win.
If you're referring to the Little Rock / Benton area, Then I agree with you. I had the misfortune of living in that area and glad I left that dirty town without ever looking back.
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