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Old 07-18-2018, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Cole Valley, CA
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> I am kind of worried about the winter coming from a tropical environment, but I'll worry about that later.

a) Eat fat food. Good calories intake helps your body be warm.
Don't be ridiculous. Where on Earth is he supposed to find fat food in Wisconsin?
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Yea I guess trying to do the air rifle thing and be urban at the same time is unrealistic, so I'll just worry about the air rifle thing later. Hoping to find an area that is good for running and biking with younger people. I can deal with a commute, I'm used to 30 minute commutes. If it's averaging above 45 minutes though that would probably get old. What is it like driving in the winter? I have driven in snow before, but only in rural areas. Not sure what it's like to commute during a snowstorm or something. Thanks for all the replies!
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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Yea I guess trying to do the air rifle thing and be urban at the same time is unrealistic, so I'll just worry about the air rifle thing later. Hoping to find an area that is good for running and biking with younger people. I can deal with a commute, I'm used to 30 minute commutes. If it's averaging above 45 minutes though that would probably get old. What is it like driving in the winter? I have driven in snow before, but only in rural areas. Not sure what it's like to commute during a snowstorm or something. Thanks for all the replies!
It's a day or two in the year when it is actively snowing when commute is actually dangerous. After snow is stopped and roads are salted and cleared, it's business as usual. If you have to drive through actually bad times, drive slow. What I said is true for Milwaukee/Madison areas, it's different upnorth and on little residential streets.


You'll find places to hike/bike anywhere in Wisconsin I think. It's younger people that is not so easy to find From what you say, your best bet would be Downtown Milwaukee (East Side, Brady St, Walkers Point, North Shore, etc). But your commute to Waukesha would be really bad (always in heavy traffic during commute hours, 30 minutes without any traffic or obstacles)... I think you might want to look into areas in between Waukesha and either Milwaukee or Madison. Brookfield came to mind, Oconomowoc, Delafield, Wauwatosa, Greenfield, New Berlin, Elm Grove, etc. (As I said earlier - West Allis does not have hipster appeal, but it's a good affordable city), or Waukesha itself is not bad really.
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Old 07-24-2018, 12:55 PM
 
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It's a day or two in the year when it is actively snowing when commute is actually dangerous. After snow is stopped and roads are salted and cleared, it's business as usual. If you have to drive through actually bad times, drive slow. What I said is true for Milwaukee/Madison areas, it's different upnorth and on little residential streets.


You'll find places to hike/bike anywhere in Wisconsin I think. It's younger people that is not so easy to find From what you say, your best bet would be Downtown Milwaukee (East Side, Brady St, Walkers Point, North Shore, etc). But your commute to Waukesha would be really bad (always in heavy traffic during commute hours, 30 minutes without any traffic or obstacles)... I think you might want to look into areas in between Waukesha and either Milwaukee or Madison. Brookfield came to mind, Oconomowoc, Delafield, Wauwatosa, Greenfield, New Berlin, Elm Grove, etc. (As I said earlier - West Allis does not have hipster appeal, but it's a good affordable city), or Waukesha itself is not bad really.


Yeah, it is.
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Old 07-24-2018, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Yeah, it is.

Some posters cannot help but to see everything through the politics lens.
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Old 07-25-2018, 06:10 AM
 
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Some posters cannot help but to see everything through the politics lens.


It is true, I see through lenses that see values, priorities, morals and other things that affect quality of life and overall happiness. In other words, politics.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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Yeah, it is.

In which way? And how bad? Do them Waukeshans shoot gay people on the spot, or just force to move out?


I mean, I know a few places in Milwaukee where I would feel unsafe if walking the neighborhood alone. Even there... wherever I've been, Teutonia Ave, South or West Milwaukee... I did not have any real issues. I am friendly, confident and smiling 6'3" and 200lb+ gun-carrying white male with an obvious Eastern European accent, but nonetheless...


In my books, a bad neighborhood is dirty, with broken windows and properties out of repair for centuries, with young males in their 20s hanging outside in wolf-packs having nothing to do but drinking. I think you get the picture. I don't think Waukesha fits the bill of "real bad" place - at least from what I saw there.
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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In which way? And how bad? Do them Waukeshans shoot gay people on the spot, or just force to move out?


I mean, I know a few places in Milwaukee where I would feel unsafe if walking the neighborhood alone. Even there... wherever I've been, Teutonia Ave, South or West Milwaukee... I did not have any real issues. I am friendly, confident and smiling 6'3" and 200lb+ gun-carrying white male with an obvious Eastern European accent, but nonetheless...


In my books, a bad neighborhood is dirty, with broken windows and properties out of repair for centuries, with young males in their 20s hanging outside in wolf-packs having nothing to do but drinking. I think you get the picture. I don't think Waukesha fits the bill of "real bad" place - at least from what I saw there.
So not many places in America? Certainly none outside the original colonies except maybe New Orleans.
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Old 07-25-2018, 03:33 PM
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In which way? And how bad? Do them Waukeshans shoot gay people on the spot, or just force to move out?


I mean, I know a few places in Milwaukee where I would feel unsafe if walking the neighborhood alone. Even there... wherever I've been, Teutonia Ave, South or West Milwaukee... I did not have any real issues. I am friendly, confident and smiling 6'3" and 200lb+ gun-carrying white male with an obvious Eastern European accent, but nonetheless...


In my books, a bad neighborhood is dirty, with broken windows and properties out of repair for centuries, with young males in their 20s hanging outside in wolf-packs having nothing to do but drinking. I think you get the picture. I don't think Waukesha fits the bill of "real bad" place - at least from what I saw there.
It's fine.
Some people are blinded by politics, or more accurately, political beliefs, as if that's all there is to consider in life. We've been getting ever closer to implementing the Thought Police in the last.....10 years or so.
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:45 AM
 
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In which way? And how bad? Do them Waukeshans shoot gay people on the spot, or just force to move out?

I mean, I know a few places in Milwaukee where I would feel unsafe if walking the neighborhood alone. Even there... wherever I've been, Teutonia Ave, South or West Milwaukee... I did not have any real issues. I am friendly, confident and smiling 6'3" and 200lb+ gun-carrying white male with an obvious Eastern European accent, but nonetheless...

In my books, a bad neighborhood is dirty, with broken windows and properties out of repair for centuries, with young males in their 20s hanging outside in wolf-packs having nothing to do but drinking. I think you get the picture. I don't think Waukesha fits the bill of "real bad" place - at least from what I saw there.




Wow, you need a gun to feel safe? Poor thing. I'd hate to live life so scared that I would think I needed a gun to feel safe.


I'm sure Waukesha is great for a person like you, probably a conservative white male. But for POC and LGBTQ individuals, it is far from welcoming, and actually, really really bad for POC. LE there are notorious for their profiling. Unless it's drastically changed since I lived in Wisconsin and worked with disenfranchised communities in the area, it would absolutely 1000% not be a place I'd recommend.
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