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View Poll Results: TEXAS VS FLORIDA--Which state would you prefer to live in?
Texas 275 56.35%
Florida 213 43.65%
Voters: 488. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-11-2017, 08:17 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Also forgot to mention that I never said anything in the original post about Florida six flags being better than Texas six flags so stop putting words in my mouth. In the end Florida theme parks are way better than Texas theme parks.
Theme parks are for kids, anyways.
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Old 03-11-2017, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I'm not talking about six flags in Florida I'm talking about Disney, Universal, Busch Gardens which Texas doesn't have so stop picking out a bad park in Florida and pretending that there aren't any good Theme Parks which Texas doesn't really have any.
SFOT is a really good theme park. Likely the best theme park of them all. I'd definitely take it over Busch Gardens. The one in Tampa is boring. But no, there is nothing like a Disney World in Texas or even the rest of the country. It's a resort as well as a theme park. Why would you even try to bring that up?
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:11 AM
 
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SFOT is a really good theme park. Likely the best theme park of them all. I'd definitely take it over Busch Gardens. The one in Tampa is boring. But no, there is nothing like a Disney World in Texas or even the rest of the country. It's a resort as well as a theme park. Why would you even try to bring that up?
I guess it's akin to a Texan mentioning the economy. A very easy "win" for the one bringing it up.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Wow, I sincerely apologized for my last comment. It was most uncalled for and embarrassing to myself to get so worked up about nothing.

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Florida is unique by it's psychopathic people down there. You guys are little *******, know wonder California and Texas calls you out. **** Miami!
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:37 AM
 
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Still Florida has much better beaches than Texas, like Bahia Honda State Park in the keys.
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:54 AM
 
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No Miami is not growing faster. Since 2010, by estimates, Houston has increased by 730k while Miami has increased by 447,000 people. Houston has a higher raw population growth and higher percentage growth. And every city is doing massive changes to their cores. No city is sitting there stagnant.
No not every city is doing massive changes to their core. I was in downtown Miami two days ago and there were over 15 cranes building skyscrapers and much more being planned to be built. Houston only has a handful of buildings going up. Also Miami has a lot more million dollar mansions and real estate, Houston is more of just a city where the typical white family would live in the suburbs.
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Old 03-23-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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No not every city is doing massive changes to their core. I was in downtown Miami two days ago and there were over 15 cranes building skyscrapers and much more being planned to be built. Houston only has a handful of buildings going up. Also Miami has a lot more million dollar mansions and real estate, Houston is more of just a city where the typical white family would live in the suburbs.
Not true. Families of all races live in the suburbs.
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Old 03-23-2017, 02:36 PM
 
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I guess it's akin to a Texan mentioning the economy. A very easy "win" for the one bringing it up.
Apparently the post I responded to was deleted so I will repeat. Texas has lower income inequality, lower poverty, lower cost of living, lower unemployment rate, higher GDP per capita, and higher incomes than Florida. The only economic area I can imagine in which Florida does better is job growth, albeit not well enough to catch up to Texas in incomes or unemployment.

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Old 03-23-2017, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Austin, Merry Old land of Oz
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"3. The theory that Florida isn't prepared for cold weather is silly, we have a Burlington Coat Factory for god's sake. I think he's letting his Texas bias show. "

I don't know that I'd say Texas is "prepared" for cold weather. Any little amount of snowfall will close roads and schools here, in part because people absolutely freak out. But mainly there will be ice storms, much worse than snow, and the roads ice up once, twice, maybe more in the winter (depends where you are -- the Panhandle does get regular winter temps and snowfall, San Antonio, not so much). Texas cities aren't equipped to de-ice or plow roadways very well, so things shut down. Just as well, since most people here can't drive in it and they're a menace to others. Hundreds of wrecks whenever Austin has an ice storm because people won't stay indoors, or their jobs force them out.

And they don't build for cold weather here -- your pipes will not have to be up to the codes in the north, and they won't be insulated, so you'll have to wrap them outside and set the faucets to drip indoors and even then you still might have pipes freeze and burst. This is also quite common here, along with fires from space heaters. Not every place has central heating.

No basements in Texas either, or large attics, so you'll have to use your garage for storage. Florida is probably like that too, however, with its high water table. (Here, the soil is just too hard to dig for average residential structures, so the builders don't.)
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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No not every city is doing massive changes to their core. I was in downtown Miami two days ago and there were over 15 cranes building skyscrapers and much more being planned to be built. Houston only has a handful of buildings going up. Also Miami has a lot more million dollar mansions and real estate, Houston is more of just a city where the typical white family would live in the suburbs.
You not have no clue what you're talking about and your last comment is extremely laughable.
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