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Old 01-19-2009, 07:53 AM
 
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Very true. I will give you that.

Without major cities, it would also be a lot more difficult to gain access to prostitution, drugs, gambling and pornography. I think I'm starting to come around on this issue, come to think of it
Come on now. Drugs such as meth are more popular in small midwest towns then they are as cities. Small towns in PA have a large problem with heroin and meth also. Most of the porn shacks are on small roads outside of small towns.

Am I a evil Heathen because I live in a liberal large city neighborhood? I grew up in a small town in Central, Pa. There are good/bad and smart/dumb people in every small town or large city.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Lansing Metro
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Am I a evil Heathen because I live in a liberal large city neighborhood?
Most likely, but there are some exceptions.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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Without major cities, it would also be a lot more difficult to gain access to prostitution, drugs, gambling and pornography. I think I'm starting to come around on this issue, come to think of it
Wow you posted this thread with a decent idea... that statement pretty much discounted everything else you said.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Lansing Metro
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Wow you posted this thread with a decent idea... that statement pretty much discounted everything else you said.
I thought the smiley face at the end would denote that I was attempting to be funny, but apparently it didn't quite do the trick.

Alas, my humor officially does not translate well through the internet.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:17 AM
 
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I LOVE rural areas and roadtrips. Just being able to get out on the open roads and fresh air is very peaceful. I would die to do a cross country trip out west.

I think a lot of Americans forget that you can get in a car in Chicago and in 12-14 hours be in one of the east coast cities (just an example).

I know when I helped move my friend to school in DC, I was somewhat floored upon arriving in DC and realizing that we had breakfast in Chicago, got in the car, and suddenly here I was on the Metro in DC that very same day. With flying you always get that huge disconnect, and in your mind it really seems like some far off distant land that's not accessible unless you go fuss with the airport, spend all the money on tickets, and then go up into the clouds.

I think flying has really led a lot of people to become extremely disconnected from rural areas and roadtrips. We live in large urban areas, and fly from one to the other. You could visit every major city in the country and never have to actually LEAVE the city except when up in the air. I'm obsessed with big cities, but I'd never give up the chance to enjoy something as refreshing as a drive through the mountains or a peaceful green road in Iowa or Pennsylvania.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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I thought the smiley face at the end would denote that I was attempting to be funny, but apparently it didn't quite do the trick.

Alas, my humor officially does not translate well through the internet.
ahh, sorry!

and I used to be someone that loves road trips, but lately every time I'm in a car for more than an hour, I start getting really anxious and car sick. I guess it's because living here, I can get on or off the train or bus at my leisure.

I don't know, it's weird. I used to get in the car and drive 8 hours away at the drop of a hat. I just can't do it anymore.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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Wow you posted this thread with a decent idea... that statement pretty much discounted everything else you said.
My first post in this thread was that I liked any area that is unique. That can be small rural towns or large cities. I get no feed back.

I think the whole intent of this thread is to create a argument between city vs rural people It seems.

My stance is that I want to preserve all small towns in America, and large cities. The devestating effects of sprawl, and big box stores are ruining both. There are many unique small towns in this country being ruined just as fast as large cities due to American greed and over consumption.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Lansing Metro
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I think flying has really led a lot of people to become extremely disconnected from rural areas and roadtrips. We live in large urban areas, and fly from one to the other. You could visit every major city in the country and never have to actually LEAVE the city except when up in the air. I'm obsessed with big cities, but I'd never give up the chance to enjoy something as refreshing as a drive through the mountains or a peaceful green road in Iowa or Pennsylvania.
I totally agree!!

I think you were very on target with my original intent of this thread. That's really the idea I was trying to capture. Unfortunately I tend to get distracted by how much fun it is to flame people. I have a problem, I can admit it.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Lansing Metro
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My first post in this thread was that I liked any area that is unique. That can be small rural towns or large cities. I get no feed back. Then, I posted my statement above, and I get feedback saying that I most likely am a evil Heathen because I live in a large liberal city neighborhood.
Once again... I was saying that tongue-in-cheek, but it's not really your fault for misinterpreting it. I need to learn to tone down my sarcasm online. Now I'm trying to reel in my own thread, which I destroyed
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Little Rock, AR
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I live in Little Rock, Arkansas, and I think this small city has more in common with rural America than it does with big cities. I am not a backward, closed minded ignoramus as somebody above suggested people who live in small towns are. Its pretty insulting to somebody who doesn't have the choice of where they live like me, or the many others who just prefer less populated areas. I hope to one day live in a big city because I want access to things like symphonies, operas, art museums, a different restaurant for every night, good shopping, etc, but for now there is plenty to enjoy about the small town/small city life. Tons of outdoor activities, beautiful scenery, fresh air, low traffic. Ill say it does get pretty boring though this time of year when its to dark/cold to do anything outdoors.
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