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Old 07-31-2013, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Durham, North Carolina
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wow poppydog ... I do believe they call that .... "nothing but net"
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:22 PM
 
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Durham's crime rate is higher than Winston-Salem's and is a bigger and more "urbanized" city.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:35 AM
 
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Thanks everyone.
But I'm not sure I understand a couple of the comments. I'd just like to clarify:

kyle19125, when you wrote:



I take it that you're saying WS is friendlier and has a lower cost of living than Durham... right?

That would be correct. Durham has a bit of an elitist crowd (due to the presence of Duke and DUMC) that isn't exactly warm and fuzzy toward others not in that crowd. Winston Salem always seemed more earthy and lacking in the pretension I encountered while living in Durham. My perceptions anyway....
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Durham, North Carolina
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Default That's EXACTLY what I'm seeing...

Kyle19125 ... you've reinforced exactly what I'm seeing.

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That would be correct. Durham has a bit of an elitist crowd (due to the presence of Duke and DUMC) that isn't exactly warm and fuzzy toward others not in that crowd. Winston Salem always seemed more earthy and lacking in the pretension I encountered while living in Durham. My perceptions anyway....

What I'm not seeing is all the crime everyone keeps talking about.
I hit the "Y" this morning and asked one of the young attendants about it. He's in the 11th grade and black and he says he doesn't see where all these "murders" and "drive-by's" are occurring either.

Durham covers a lot of land geographically so I might be wrong... I'm just not seeing nor feeling it.
I think it was more likely a reality of the past?
(but perhaps it's one more piece of propaganda that Americans are taught ... that we always need someone to be against ... and hence, our biggest identity is now being that we're defined by war.

Even the Elitist crap...
That too is a violence isn't it?
"I'm great because I have a degree in _____ and you're noting but snot"?

Comes right out of the Norman Conquest .... divide and conquer.
Only problem is... we're now conquering our own personal psychology, spiritual hearts, and abilities to connect in long-term enriching ways.

Hey ... maybe I should just shut up, stay here in Durham, get a gun, and go to a bar and get drunk
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