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Old 11-03-2009, 08:17 PM
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Originally Posted by nickolaseposter View Post
I would just like to say that if anything is boring it is Los Angeles. That is the largest suburb in the world, seriously. Lacking architecture. Lacking innovation. The only thing that made California even boom was a gold rush, pretty beaches, and the movies. Besides that the people themselves didn't make it that unique THEMSELVES. You wanna talk about being boring, look at California, really. Outside of New York City, New York is pretty much a lacking state as well.

Let me inform you that most of the history(underground railroad), art (Jazz music, hip hop), transformational American themes (we're talking big names like Michael Jackson), food (bubble gum, potato chips, hamburger) and pure ingenous (airplane, cash register, computer, modern internet, skyscraper) came from the midwest. Thats a very small list, too. More patents for inventions have come from the midwest than any other part of the country. The midwest has grown naturally, not because of other government afiliiated elements. People are happy here despite tough times and people stick to there VALUES. Just because you lack any idea of the midwest actually is doesn't mean you can spout your mouth off. So, go ahead. Enjoy the increasing cost of living and high taxes of California and New York. But New York and California have not truly defined what America is like the midwest has.

Have you ever lived in Southern California? or NY? I have. I have also lived in Pittsburgh and West Virginia.

How do you mean NY and Ca are lacking? Move states are more beautiful than anywhere in the Cornbelt. Yeah times are tough but almpost everyone I know is stlil working (ironically I can't find a job in Saint Louis, but I am able to telecommute to Southern California(.

I am currently living in the Saint Louis Area.

I think I can make a fair judgment.

Yep it is cheap here. But the value of my house may go up 30K over 5 years. I can spend 400K on a house in Ca and pretty much know that in 5 years the value of that home will probably increase 100K. Even in this economic climate.

Except for Michael Jackson and the Internet (which was more of national startup) almost everything you mentioned is over 100 years old. I also gave mentioned that Chicago is the exception to the boring midwest.

Family values are pretty much the same in NY, CA and the Midwest. Slmost everyone wants the best for their family. Contrary to what you see on MTV, orange county is not populated by snobby kids with absentee or enabling parents.

To say the midwest has a lock on "old fashioned family values" is just ignorant.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:29 PM
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:43 PM
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I hope the Midwest rebounds. There's lots of very kind people in that area.
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