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Old 06-25-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Old Town
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Originally Posted by Joe Chip View Post
How do you start any sort of relationship when questions as simple as "What do you do?" are taboo?


Joe, I came out here from Palo Alto, CA, where the only thing of importance was a person's job, which is code for someone's status.
That's why I came here. Folks here seem to be more interested in who you are, rather than what you do, which equates to "How much do you make?"

I relocated because I was tired of the "What do you do?" questions, the "What do you drive?" questions, the "Where do you live?" questions.

If you were to stay here long enough, you'd understand what I'm saying. Que le vaya bien.
Exactly. SoCal is the same way. I'll ask someone about their work after i get to know them a little. I'd rather know if they prefer La Cumbre IPA or Marble IPA.

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Old 06-25-2012, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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mortimer.......

Interesting to see that you did NOT highlight my ENTIRE sentence, huh?
Just the part YOU wanted, in order to make it out like a racial post.

Steve
Yeah, exactly. I only highlight the important bits that I was responding to.
One of my pet peeves is people that quote a jillion lines and then just add a comment.

Another pet peeve of mine is reading and hearing stuff in here and the media in general
trying to turn stuff into racial issues that have nothing whatsoever to do with race.

I get just as peeved when people make posts advising newcomers that the
"local hispanics" will treat "you" ( the poster ) ( the anglo newcomer ) really badly.
It is always really annoying when the adjectives of race are not necessary for the point.

I posted my thoughts on the issue with some wider perspective.

You can put away your whiney defensiveness now.
Your post emphasized anglo newcomers and not monied newcomers.
There was absolutely no need to use the words anglo or hispanic in that post.
There are plenty of rich newcomers that are not anglo. You even pointed out that many of
the existing residents being displaced were anglo, so why use all those unnecessary adjectives?

There was nothing in my post attacking you, personally. In this post, yes, but not that one.

To be fair, the racial stuff got started by Mr. Chip

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Old 06-25-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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Whiney defensiveness?

You're an arrogant POS Mort....but don't take it personally.

Steve
 
Old 06-26-2012, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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After reading all of this thread and considering JC's peeves It makes me want to move to NM ASAP. So what if I have to actually learn to speak Spanish if I want to talk with my neighbors. So what if I have to drive a bit for stuff and paying for it takes a little longer. I am no longer in any hurry.
 
Old 06-26-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, The City Different
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^ It's not even as bad as he claims it is. I used to drive 2 hours just to do shopping, and I didn't mind the drive. The culture, although different than I'm used to, isn't all that bad either. Its a great place to live if you set that inside your mind.
 
Old 06-26-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Nuevo México
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There's a shock. When it comes down to it, another attack on "transplants." This is exactly what I mean. "Transplants." "Outsiders." Any of of the various other phrases New Mexicans use to make it clear that no one who isn't a Gallegos or a Chavez is welcome here.
I wanted to add: I think it's because of "Gallegos and Chavez" that a lot of us transplants came here to begin with. You want to antagonize and divide people against each other with your words, so you don't belong in New Mexico. New Mexico is a proudly multicultural state which blends together well. I see that every day. Thanks to "Gallegos and Chavez" we have our unique blend of culture, food, history, and style. That's a huge benefit of living in New Mexico. That's just one more thing that makes us different from Arkansas.

Maybe one day you will learn to appreciate that.
 
Old 06-26-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Old Town
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I wanted to add: I think it's because of "Gallegos and Chavez" that a lot of us transplants came here to begin with. You want to antagonize and divide people against each other with your words, so you don't belong in New Mexico. New Mexico is a proudly multicultural state which blends together well. I see that every day. Thanks to "Gallegos and Chavez" we have our unique blend of culture, food, history, and style. That's a huge benefit of living in New Mexico. That's just one more thing that makes us different from Arkansas.

Maybe one day you will learn to appreciate that.
Don't forget the Trujillos. Those people are awesome!
 
Old 06-27-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Alto/Ruidoso
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Obesity rates for select states in 2011:

Mississippi: 34.4%
West Virginia: 32.2%
Texas: 30.1%
Washington: 26.4%
New Mexico: 25.6%
Utah: 23.4%
Colorado: 19.8%
And here... Obesity in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NM is 38th out of 50 states for obesity... meaning that NM is well above average. Oh well... when Joe Chip decided to hate NM, he made up all sorts of stuff.
 
Old 06-27-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Alto/Ruidoso
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Somehow I get the impression the local dating pool is not your biggest obstacle. If you're looking for 8's, 9's, and 10's, they are very uncommon in NM. This comes from the culture as much as the genetics and lifestyle- even attractive women dress conservatively and that drops an 8 down to a 6 every time.

The exception to this? 90+ degrees outside; the 8's and 9's suddenly start appearing because it's too hot to wear frumpy clothes. Enjoy it for the next few months.
Ha! I've noticed this about warm temperatures also.

Some places have a culture where women are required to flaunt whatever they have. That isn't the case here.

I'm not so sure about the lack 8s, 9s, and 10s... but then I always look past the makeup and fancy clothes, anyway.

I read in a men's magazine a few years back that Santa Fe was hotspot for attractive and friendly women. Based on my visits there I tend to agree. No way is NM deficient in this regard.
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