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Old 03-18-2011, 06:10 PM
 
Location: London, England
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If anyone thinks the US is perfect, then they are idiots and have somehow got precisely the opposite idea to any other morons who watches US tv. I find it far more likely, but still stupid, that people would think the US was very very dangerous. I will always say how thick it is that anyone would base their opinions on tv dramas, but there you go.





You may have family there, but I'm not so sure you realise the difference in weather between London and the Midwestern US states. The amount of rain London gets is way less than most cities in the US; Chicago and Detroit get nearly twice as much rain as we get here. Also, London has an average low January temperature of 2.4C, Chicago's average are between -0.7C -8.8C. Then there is the snow. Chicago gets over a meter a year, whereas London gets almost nothing most years. Hey you 'have family there' so I'm sure you know way more than me, but I'm just saying. I know we in the UK like to think out weather is really poor, but it's just not.

You reckon all that makes the area look nicer, that's great. You should get a great house for that kinda cash.

I've just read that back, and it seems quite angry, but I really didn't mean to be, but the jist is there, and I can't be arsed to change it. I'll give ya some rep to make up for my possibly perceieved rage.

It's alright, i know where you are coming from but i have family in the Yukon, Canada when it was -30C so i know what cold really is!


And about people basing their views on TV dramas i am not one of these people just to clear that up! It really is stupid that some people believe things they see in dramas. I know someone that wanted to move to Orange County after watching the OC. They got quite a shock when they realised. My opinion is based on visits to the areas and extensive research that i personally have carried out. It's been like 5/6 years since i have been researching areas that i want to move to in the US.
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Weymouth, The South
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It's alright, i know where you are coming from but i have family in the Yukon, Canada when it was -30C so i know what cold really is!


And about people basing their views on TV dramas i am not one of these people just to clear that up! It really is stupid that some people believe things they see in dramas. I know someone that wanted to move to Orange County after watching the OC. They got quite a shock when they realised. My opinion is based on visits to the areas and extensive research that i personally have carried out. It's been like 5/6 years since i have been researching areas that i want to move to in the US.
Ah, well ok, now yes the Yukon IS cold, ok then.

I know you're not one of those people. I couldn't think of one of those 'US is perfect' shows either. The OC is a good example.
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:45 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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My question is - coming from London, why would you prefer to live in the midwest rather than the east coast? Is it mainly because of the lower cost of living?
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:49 PM
 
Location: London, England
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My question is - coming from London, why would you prefer to live in the midwest rather than the east coast? Is it mainly because of the lower cost of living?


Yes that is mainly it. I am just tired of London and want to relocate to somewhere smaller. I have looked though the possibilities and visited a number of areas and the Midwest was the most desirable place.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:01 PM
 
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when last I visited the US (2010)I was shocked by rampant consumerism particularly after hearing so much talk about a recession. It was bordering on grotesque and crass levels of consumerism.

The lack of non white diversity of Manhattan surprised me also when I was there in 2010 as one always hears of NY being such a model of diversity in the US. I guess I didn't realise how segregated the place is.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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The lack of non white diversity of Manhattan surprised me also when I was there in 2010 as one always hears of NY being such a model of diversity in the US. I guess I didn't realise how segregated the place is.
NYC is more than just Manhattan.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Weymouth, The South
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when last I visited the US (2010)I was shocked by rampant consumerism particularly after hearing so much talk about a recession. It was bordering on grotesque and crass levels of consumerism.

The lack of non white diversity of Manhattan surprised me also when I was there in 2010 as one always hears of NY being such a model of diversity in the US. I guess I didn't realise how segregated the place is.
Rampant consumerism? I assume you come from a developed country, probably a democratic and capitalist one at that, so I'm thinking you experience consumerism on a daily basis. Depending on where you particularly live, this aspect might be slightly more pronounced in the US, but compared to here (Britain), it's about the same.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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NYC is more than just Manhattan.
That's why I deduced that it must be a segregated city. The non white ppl are obviously not in Manhattan. Yet we know NYC has a large non white population.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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The lack of non white diversity of Manhattan surprised me also when I was there in 2010 as one always hears of NY being such a model of diversity in the US. I guess I didn't realise how segregated the place is.
I grew up in NYC. My school had a student body with over 80 different languages spoken. Not diverse enough for you?
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Weymouth, The South
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That's why I deduced that it must be a segregated city. The non white ppl are obviously not in Manhattan. Yet we know NYC has a large non white population.
Manhattan's white population is 55.4% compared to NYC as a whole which is 44.7% white. One hear's NYC is a model of diversity because it is. You talk about non-whites 'obviously' not being in Manhattan based solely on a few visits which is clearly jumping to conclusions, but even if you had a wealth of anecdotal experience which led you to believe Manhattan was totally white that's not be certain evidence that was the case.

I've never been to New York and I desperately want to, but any idiot with a computer (like you and me, or perhaps not you) can find out race stats.
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