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Old 10-22-2007, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Willow Spring, NC
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Seeing my family and friends was great. The food was great too but that was about it for me. I have gotten very used to driving on the country roads with no traffic to speak of and once I hit West Palm Beach on I-95 I almost had a heart attack! Things that I grew up surrounded by now seem strange to me. (Bars on the windows, fences everywhere, etc.) My parents are living in a virtual jail now because they are afraid. It kind of made me depressed because I remember when I was a kid and we moved from Buffalo, NY it was awesome. (29 years ago). I'm not going to turn this into a Miami bashing thread because that would be wrong so I'm not going to say anything more.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:05 AM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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yup. it is sad what's haapened to parts of south fla. and ppl can drive like idiots, down there and up here in orlando. i'd almost say it's worse here in orlando, except for miami
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
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There is so much negativity down here, it's absurd. I know exactly the feeling once you hit west palm on i-95 from up north. You can do 5 miles per hour or 105, there aways will be at least 3-4 morrons angry at you like it's end of times. One problem of Florida is that here don't move in quality educated people,

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Old 10-24-2007, 12:50 PM
 
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In Palm Beach County in 2000, 27% of the population had a bachelors degree, and about 83.6% had a high school diploma. Compare that to a national average of 80.4% and 24.4%, respectively. By 2006, 85.9% of Palm Beach County had a high school diploma and 30.6% have a bachelors degree or higher. Maybe I'm undereducated thanks to those sorry South Florida schools, but I'm pretty sure that constitutes an increase in education levels, not a decrease.

In Broward County,as of 2000, 82.0% of the population had a high school diploma, and 24.5% were with a bachelors degree or higher. By 2005, 87.0% of the population had a high school diploma, and 28.4% had a bachelors degree or higher.

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Sorry guys, you have no argument here. Your miserable and declining neighborhoods don't really have much to do with the big picture even if you wish it did. Pull up the stats for Broward and Palm Beach. Dade too. Either educated people are moving in, our the school system is improving. Hmm, ever thought it was both?
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:18 PM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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"Either educated people are moving in, our the school system is improving. Hmm, ever thought it was both?"


i hope both!!! if this is the case, you'd think things would be better though. with the crime issues, you'd think if more educated ppl lived there, some of these things wouldnt be happening in many parts
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:20 PM
 
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"Either educated people are moving in, our the school system is improving. Hmm, ever thought it was both?"


i hope both!!! if this is the case, you'd think things would be better though. with the crime issues, you'd think if more educated ppl lived there, some of these things wouldnt be happening in many parts
The problem is that the inequalities are growing.You go from a greater extreme of better to a greater extreme of worse now.
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