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Old 09-02-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Annapolis, Maryland, USA
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Hmmm. Well, I'm a transplant here. I've lived in the Northeast and the Midwest, and frankly I love Maryland. I came here by choice and luck, and thus far I really prefer it to anywhere else that I've lived in my 50-plus years. The weather suits me, the people are mostly friendly, and there's a lot to see and do in the area.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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All of the states that are high on the list have low populations and would be considered "the middle of nowhere" to easterners like me. Maybe there's something to be said for that- people outside of metropolitan areas may be happier. But I'm not one of those people; I love being in Maryland and I don't understand why it scored so poorly here.
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Old 09-03-2015, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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I wouldn't say its the absolute worst, but its down there. Pretty much the only people living in Maryland who think highly of Maryland grew up in Maryland. They tend to not know how much better life can be!
No this isn't offensive at all on a Maryland board.

Me? I don't put much stock in that poll. I've been to every state listed in that sample of the poll. And anyone who has been to places like New Mexico, Rhode Island or Connecticut and consider those states worthy of their low ranking just isn't paying attention. New Mexico is one of my favorite places I've ever visited. Rhode Island according to that poll is the worst state in the entire nation to live in. LOL at that, Rhode Island is beautiful. I know many people from Missouri and their state pride is really high.

In short as mentioned before I need to know the questions and I have no doubt things like taxes and cost of living played a huge roll. But high taxes does not mean you live in a dump as you are clearly implying here.
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Old 09-03-2015, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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All of the states that are high on the list have low populations and would be considered "the middle of nowhere" to easterners like me. Maybe there's something to be said for that- people outside of metropolitan areas may be happier. But I'm not one of those people; I love being in Maryland and I don't understand why it scored so poorly here.
First off, congrats on winning the internet today. Great screen name. E.D. Cope!

Second, you can live inside or outside the major metro areas and still be in Maryland. So you can like the hustle and bustle part of MD, I can like the "middle of nowhere" part, and we can both agree that Maryland is a nice state to live in. America in Miniature is more than just a name.
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Old 09-03-2015, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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No this isn't offensive at all on a Maryland board.

Me? I don't put much stock in that poll. I've been to every state listed in that sample of the poll. And anyone who has been to places like New Mexico, Rhode Island or Connecticut and consider those states worthy of their low ranking just isn't paying attention. New Mexico is one of my favorite places I've ever visited. Rhode Island according to that poll is the worst state in the entire nation to live in. LOL at that, Rhode Island is beautiful. I know many people from Missouri and their state pride is really high.

In short as mentioned before I need to know the questions and I have no doubt things like taxes and cost of living played a huge roll. But high taxes does not mean you live in a dump as you are clearly implying here.
Agreed on New Mexico. It was beautiful, full of culture, great food, and unique communities.
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:47 AM
 
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I was born in Maryland and have I lived here my entire life. I've never seriously considered leaving, mostly because the employment situation here is really good, especially along the Baltimore/Washington corridor. I don't even mind the taxes, since my job and the jobs of many Marylanders are paid for - either directly or indirectly -from taxes. I run into a lot of people who complain about taxes, but when you point out the sheer number of government and defense jobs in the area, they suddenly become quiet.

My biggest complaints about Maryland are our overly restrictive gun laws and Baltimore City. It would be really nice to have easy access to a big city that isn't a war zone or at least be able to defend myself when I have to venture into that craphole.

I'm definitely out of here as soon as I retire.
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Old 09-06-2015, 05:51 AM
 
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Interesting! When I visited Albuquerque, New Mexico when I was 16, I felt something special about that place! Something spiritual and cultural that I've never felt in any part of the south western United States of America.



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Agreed on New Mexico. It was beautiful, full of culture, great food, and unique communities.
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Old 09-06-2015, 05:59 AM
 
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Marylanders are kinda of ignorant!!! I'm not talking about lack of information/data, and completely not knowing something, but ignorance in the form and measurement of provincial posturing. Believing you're knowledgeable about everything and everywhere, and never been out of the state, and then proceed to tell me things. Man..please!!! Kick crabs shells off the shore why don't you!

Maryland gun laws are outrageously draconian! Thank You to the Teflon Leprechaun (Martin O'Malley). Smh!



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I was born in Maryland and have I lived here my entire life. I've never seriously considered leaving, mostly because the employment situation here is really good, especially along the Baltimore/Washington corridor. I don't even mind the taxes, since my job and the jobs of many Marylanders are paid for - either directly or indirectly -from taxes. I run into a lot of people who complain about taxes, but when you point out the sheer number of government and defense jobs in the area, they suddenly become quiet.

My biggest complaints about Maryland are our overly restrictive gun laws and Baltimore City. It would be really nice to have easy access to a big city that isn't a war zone or at least be able to defend myself when I have to venture into that craphole.

I'm definitely out of here as soon as I retire.
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:05 AM
 
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I grew up here and don't think highly of the state, only critically!


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I wouldn't say its the absolute worst, but its down there. Pretty much the only people living in Maryland who think highly of Maryland grew up in Maryland. They tend to not know how much better life can be!
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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With angry posts like that I' m sure you won't be missed.
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