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Old 06-17-2007, 03:59 PM
 
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You know, I came from Los Angeles to Charlotte, NC and I used to think more the way you do about "the South." It is pure ignorance to speak about things you really don't know about. The South is a HUGE area of the country and to state that they are all alike is just not true. Now, I might not choose to live in NW Arkansas, but most major cities these days are similar to one another.

I have been in Charlotte for 2 years and don't even hear southern accents much. It is VERY clean compared to much of CA.

I could go on, but you get the idea.

Dawn

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Would you never live in? I would never live in Alaska. It's a beautiful state, and a great place to visit, but it gets really cold, nothing there, and only a few hours of daylight during winter, and nothing but daylight in the summer. It's just too far away from everything for me.
Other states would have to be in the south. They're dirty, and have devestating hurricanes every summer. There's also a lot of racism.
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Old 06-17-2007, 04:14 PM
 
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North Dakota is clean, friendly, wide open, virtually traffic-less, practically no pollution. I think ND is a great state.
I'm sure it's very nice... I'm just teasing. You just never hear a whole lot about the state!!

I'm from Ohio and that's making plenty of these lists. Although I think Ohio is a great place... just depends on which part you're in.
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Old 06-17-2007, 04:45 PM
 
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I met a teacher from ND at a conference in DC a few years ago. He said the only traffic he encounters is if a cow crosses the road in front of him! He also said that the population is so scarce in some areas (like where he is) that subjects like chemistry, biology and such have to be taught via satellite TV from bigger cities. He also started at only 17K per year. Yikes!

We have driven through ND and SD (Yeah Wall Drug!) and it was nice. I imagine the winters are bitter though.

Dawn


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North Dakota is clean, friendly, wide open, virtually traffic-less, practically no pollution. I think ND is a great state.
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Old 06-17-2007, 05:17 PM
 
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I think it would be easier for me to say I would never live out of the SouthWest part of the country, and specifically Texas. I would consider WY, UT, NM if I had to.
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:45 PM
 
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You know, I came from Los Angeles to Charlotte, NC and I used to think more the way you do about "the South." It is pure ignorance to speak about things you really don't know about. The South is a HUGE area of the country and to state that they are all alike is just not true. Now, I might not choose to live in NW Arkansas, but most major cities these days are similar to one another.

I have been in Charlotte for 2 years and don't even hear southern accents much. It is VERY clean compared to much of CA.

I could go on, but you get the idea.

Dawn
I'm not talking about Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, ect-I could live in those areas. I'm talking about Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Missisippi, and all of those.
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Old 06-17-2007, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Would never live in southern california., ugly attitudes, major water issues, too many racists, earthquakes, coastal pollution, air pollution, crime, too much celebrity worship and general lack of respect toward others. All of the same goes for southern florida, except the earthquakes!
ANYWHERE else in the USA is okay for me state wise
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