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Old 12-01-2006, 09:13 PM
 
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A recent coment from a politian suggesting that South Florida is becoming a third world country. Is this true? I'm thinking about taking a job in Boca Raton as a professional but......I'm looking for some advice first.

The statement from this politian seems blunt but is there any truth in it? Could it be that South Florida is full of rude, uneducated, non English speaking immigrants who don't want to assimilate? I had a friend who lived there and said that the people were rude, don't speak English, and just out right uncilvilized. What's the deal in South Florida?

Or, may be this is a politian just playing politics?

Thank you for your feed back. I just think that South Florida is so beautiful and have thought about moving there.

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Old 12-01-2006, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL - used to be nice, a dump now. Anyone speak English down here???
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A recent coment from a politian suggesting that South Florida is becoming a third world country. Is this true? I'm thinking about taking a job in Boca Raton as a professional but......I'm looking for some advice first.

The statement from this politian seems blunt but is there any truth in it? Could it be that South Florida is full of rude, uneducated, non English speaking immigrants who don't want to assimilate? I had a friend who lived there and said that the people were rude, don't speak English, and just out right uncilvilized. What's the deal in South Florida?

Or, may be this is a politian just playing politics?

Thank you for your feed back. I just think that South Florida is so beautiful and have thought about moving there.
100% true. You go to Miami for example, some COPS don;t speak Englush, it is amazing.

Folks in southern FL are VERY rude, they are very aggressive on the road too. Illegal aliens almost always have a knife and they will use it, if they feel you you are defying their "machismo" (their "manhood", if you will).

Watch what you do. Oh and don't be surprised that when you stop to ask directions on the street, people will think you are trying to buy crack.

Read some of the other threads on this forum.

Hope you survive!
Chris
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL - used to be nice, a dump now. Anyone speak English down here???
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Oh and if you have time, take a Spanish class. Lots of people don't speak English. I mean the vast majority don't speak English or they only speak the very basic. I am not just talking illegals, I am talking folks that were born and raise din Miami too.

And be careful. If someone calls you a "gringo", that means a 'cracker' and that is an offensive/aggressive term.

If you feel in danger, you can always run. I am not joking.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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A recent coment from a politian suggesting that South Florida is becoming a third world country. Is this true? I'm thinking about taking a job in Boca Raton as a professional but......I'm looking for some advice first.

The statement from this politian seems blunt but is there any truth in it? Could it be that South Florida is full of rude, uneducated, non English speaking immigrants who don't want to assimilate? I had a friend who lived there and said that the people were rude, don't speak English, and just out right uncilvilized. What's the deal in South Florida?

Or, may be this is a politian just playing politics?

Thank you for your feed back. I just think that South Florida is so beautiful and have thought about moving there.
Take your job in Boca. It's a nice affluent area so make sure your salary allows for living there and enjoying all it has to offer. Don't listen to some of the posters here who have nothing to do but dish out negativity. You've got your good and your bad. Your rude and your polite. Your uppers and lowers. But by all means, this is not exclusive to South Florida. There is no Utopia anywhere on this planet.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:35 PM
 
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A recent coment from a politian suggesting that South Florida is becoming a third world country. Is this true? I'm thinking about taking a job in Boca Raton as a professional but......I'm looking for some advice first.

The statement from this politian seems blunt but is there any truth in it? Could it be that South Florida is full of rude, uneducated, non English speaking immigrants who don't want to assimilate? I had a friend who lived there and said that the people were rude, don't speak English, and just out right uncilvilized. What's the deal in South Florida?

Or, may be this is a politian just playing politics?

Thank you for your feed back. I just think that South Florida is so beautiful and have thought about moving there.
I don't know what his definition of third world country is supposed to mean. There is a very diversity of cultures and a lot of crime for sure, but you can't tie it to any one culture. In fact, I have lived in south Florida for 55 years. Before the Cubans came there was many areas where you just didn't go. Because they were the new minority and mostly poor they ended up in those areas.

Fast forward to today and those areas have business nice houses and are nothing like it was before they came. They have been a great improvement and an asset to Miami, contrary to what many think who haven't been here long enough to know the difference. As for Boca, it is very upscale and a world away from Miami. It is probably between 85 and 90% white non Hispanic if that is important to you.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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I don't know what his definition of third world country is supposed to mean. There is a very diversity of cultures and a lot of crime for sure, but you can't tie it to any one culture. In fact, I have lived in south Florida for 55 years. Before the Cubans came there was many areas where you just didn't go. Because they were the new minority and mostly poor they ended up in those areas.

Fast forward to today and those areas have business nice houses and are nothing like it was before they came. They have been a great improvement and an asset to Miami, contrary to what many think who haven't been here long enough to know the difference. As for Boca, it is very upscale and a world away from Miami. It is probably between 85 and 90% white non Hispanic if that is important to you.
Thank you. Exactly what I've trying to drill into a few other posters on another thread who don't seem to know any better.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL - used to be nice, a dump now. Anyone speak English down here???
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I don't know what his definition of third world country is supposed to mean. There is a very diversity of cultures and a lot of crime for sure, but you can't tie it to any one culture. In fact, I have lived in south Florida for 55 years. Before the Cubans came there was many areas where you just didn't go. Because they were the new minority and mostly poor they ended up in those areas.
The definition would be: massive poverty, high crime, no one speaks English... everything you described! It is the Third World in South Florida.

An Utopia down there... nah.

Total trash... yeah!
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Old 12-01-2006, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL - used to be nice, a dump now. Anyone speak English down here???
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A recent coment from a politian suggesting that South Florida is becoming a third world country. Is this true? I'm thinking about taking a job in Boca Raton as a professional but......I'm looking for some advice first.
Get me the name of the politician. I would vote for him/her any day!!

The truth must be told!!!
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Old 12-01-2006, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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The statement from this politian seems blunt but is there any truth in it? Could it be that South Florida is full of rude, uneducated, non English speaking immigrants who don't want to assimilate? I had a friend who lived there and said that the people were rude, don't speak English, and just out right uncilvilized. What's the deal in South Florida?
Absolutely the truth. Cudos to that politician for speaking the truth, being frank and not worrying about being "PC". We need more like him.

I find it utterly impossible to see how large sections of a city being occupied by residents who refuse to assimilate could be a an asset to any city.
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Old 12-01-2006, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Get me the name of the politician. I would vote for him/her any day!!

The truth must be told!!!
That would be congressman Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colorado.
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