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Old 06-14-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Default Well I'm glad I moved to NM

Wow so I've been posting on the CT forums in threads that pertain to my life and genuinely trying to help people out by the experiences I've had (lots of racism, lots of rich people thinking they're better than everyone) and I'm basically being attacked on the boards because I said one negative thing about their state. I used to think the NM forums were bad but that was nothing! So yeah all I can say is I'm SO glad I got out of CT when I had the chance
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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I think it's okay for people to point out what they like and also what they don't like because those moving into a place are checking and want to be prepared.

It's kind of like the hot weather/cold weather type of debate. Someone moving into an area might as well hear that some people hate snow for example but others really enjoy it - then they can make up their own mind or realize that you can even adjust your attitude if you have to about weather. Or -- if you have a choice in where you are going, you might want to pay attention to the weather details.

Everyone isn't suited to every place -- and some people have no choice about moving but they can at least be prepared or brace themselves or whatever.

New Mexico is probably my favorite state, but I don't think it would appeal too much to those who want a whole lot of operas and ballets, or who really enjoy big city living. Or if having lots of bodies of water around is important, then NM is not for you.
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Lol well I posted something about how it's a lot less humid here so it makes the summers more bearable, and I was personally attacked by them stated that NM ranked 49th in the forbe's list of quality of life or something. I was like whatever I can post what I want and have a genuine opinion on something considering the fact I lived most of my life in CT and I got a warning for "trolling." So basically my view is that I won't post anything on that forum anymore, and I'm just glad I don't have to live anywhere near that moderator (who has no life whatsoever and needs to feel like there is absolutely nothing negative about living in CT and shoot down anyone who posts a negative aspect). My feeling now is that if people want to move to CT good for them, they can find out for themselves how unfriendly it really is to live there (that certain moderator is a very good example of how people really are there).
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: ABQ
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Lol well I posted something about how it's a lot less humid here so it makes the summers more bearable, and I was personally attacked by them stated that NM ranked 49th in the forbe's list of quality of life or something.
Ah yes, Forbe's and other "quality of life" rankings. The preferred mode of defense against CD forum naysayers. Ironically, the integrity of such lists is immediately cast into doubt when used in an condemning manner.
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Florida's Beaches
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Hi Hoppybunn....and welcome to NM !! I see you are Native American as i was wondering are you and your tribe from the east coast or from out here in the west??

Also if you feel the CT Mod is treating you unfairly you can send a PM to Markablue as she is the Senior Mod on city data and she will investigate.

Complaints
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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hoppybunn reported:

> ... NM ranked 49th in the forbe's list of quality of life ...

Good. 50th would be better, but I'll take 49rh.
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I'm quite sure that Forbe's criteria for judging "quality of life" and mine are quite different.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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As long as they rank NM at or near the bottom, I'm cool with Forbes rankings.
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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Yes, a lot of the debates are like people disagreeing on temperature. 32 degrees in Dec/Jan is warm to me (when it was below zero this last winter), but to someone from Florida, it would be unbearably cold!

It's all in the attitude.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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I knew a woman that lived in NM 7 or 8 years because of something she did in Virginia. She was afraid to go back. She wore a medicine bag around her neck and smoked a pipe. Quite a character. I think of her sometimes because she had some interesting stories.... but we convinced her that she could go back and she finally did one day. The Big trouble she was running from ended up as nothing. IMHO, She spent 8 years of her life in NM on the run for nothing.

Every once in while the news will have a story about someone discovered dead in a tent in the wilderness. They moved to the area recently and disappeared. That was the last their friends or relations heard from them. It's sad how people seem to bring their troubles with them.
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