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Old 07-10-2018, 11:40 AM
 
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Who would be stupid enough to live in Meyerland? But I would completely understand if he was Orthodox Jew with the prohibition of walking more than 1 km on the Sabbath.
He was there before it started flooding every year.

Also, for all you know he could be Jewish. Check yourself. I could be an ass and say the same thing about everyone who lives in Houston, and talk about how I was glad to be in Michigan while people were getting hauled off their roofs in boats, or how I will be glad to watch the peak of this hurricane's season in Chicago.

But I'm not.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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He was there before it started flooding every year.

Also, for all you know he could be Jewish. Check yourself. I could be an ass and say the same thing about everyone who lives in Houston, and talk about how I was glad to be in Michigan while people were getting hauled off their roofs in boats, or how I will be glad to watch the peak of this hurricane's season in Chicago.

But I'm not.
And I could be watching Chicago come next January while you get hit with a blizzard while it's nice in Austin.
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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He was there before it started flooding every year.

Also, for all you know he could be Jewish. Check yourself.
Some people have to live in Texas for a job. If you're an Orthodox Jew in sprawled out Houston, your synagogue options--already limited by the fact that there are few Jews in Texas--are limited if you don't want to break the 1 km walk on the Sabbath. You may not see Hasidic Jews wearing black like on the streets of N.Y.C., but there is always at least a few of each minority in this diverse city. You're more likely to bump elbows with a Muslim (especially with the Energy Industry presence) than a Jew here.

Oddly enough on a couple occasions, I saw people parking their cars in front of the two big synagogues in Meyerland in violation of the law that was made famous in the Gospels. But one is Reform and the other is Conservative, neither being Orthodox.

Think rationally, not emotionally like your tagline says, Jfre!
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:05 PM
 
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And I could be watching Chicago come next January while you get hit with a blizzard while it's nice in Austin.
I love winter. Great photo ops.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:13 PM
 
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Who would be stupid enough to live in Meyerland? But I would completely understand if he was Orthodox Jew with the prohibition of walking more than 1 km on the Sabbath.
People live in areas for a variety of reasons. You chose yours for a reason, they chose theirs for a reason. The changes to the majority of the area are due to subsidence and overdevelopment of land that feeds into the bayou. It's ironic when people who bought (and continue to buy) into said development pass judgement on those who had nothing to do with it.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I love winter. Great photo ops.
I love summer, great photo ops.
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:11 PM
 
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That's awesome. They have summer in the Midwest too, and it's over before I get tired of it.

Anyway, the real reason I don't get on here and call people srupid for where they live is because I know better, one, and two - I have too much love and respect for people here to be like that toward them.

So, say you have a house in Meyerland that you now can't get rid of for the reasons my insurance agent friend laid out for us. I wouldn't buy my cousin's house. Who the hell would? And then he has his work and so forth here. Why he doesn't leave. Me? There's nothing besides family that can't be replaced, and I'm going to a better market for what I do.

I've been a fan of yours for a long time here, Kerrtown. Don't have any interest in exchanging unpleasantries here.
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