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Old 05-14-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Clovis
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Even more ideal would be people having 2 kids or less. Then they'd already be located where the water is. But it's still taboo to broach that solution!
Sounds red commie to me. This here ain't China.

Now people can happily choose to not procreate but it should be their choice.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Old Town
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Even more ideal would be people having 2 kids or less. Then they'd already be located where the water is. But it's still taboo to broach that solution!
IIRC, NM is at 1.90 average per family with children. People have already made that choice. It would be stupid to force a number.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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Even more ideal would be people having 2 kids or less. Then they'd already be located where the water is. But it's still taboo to broach that solution!
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Sounds red commie to me. This here ain't China.

Now people can happily choose to not procreate but it should be their choice.
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IIRC, NM is at 1.90 average per family with children. People have already made that choice. It would be stupid to force a number.
Meh, I don't think anyone implied "forcing" a number on the populous. An educated and incentivised public would be a fairly straightforward way to start. As a reactive example, the recent recession has resulted the lowest birthrates since the 40s.

It's well known that reducing the number of people being introduced into the world would be beneficial to the environment, and could be done without a living in a police state.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Okinawa, Japan
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There are natural disasters here. Albuquerque is only an hour away from the youngest lava field in the continental United States, the Malpais near Grants. They are about 4,000 years old..younger than the Pyramids. Of course let's not forget about the magma body below Socorro, given them the highest frequency of earthquakes in the entire state. New Mexico is bisected by the Rio Grande Rift after all, which means to all you laymen that it's ripping itself apart.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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Mesilla looks inviting, cosmiccrowbar! I'm feelin' perty blessed ta have found southern New Mexico and to have scored a job down here. Not perfect, but hey, one can find flaws in just about anyone and anywhere and anything if that's their bag. Finding flaws.

Mesilla has that true, unabated, down-home Spanish country, relaxed desert southwest thing going for it. Beautiful!
Unlike the north part of the state, where it seems everyone thinks they'e Spanish , Mesilleros/as proudly identify as Mexican heritage, even if their roots go back to Spain (as my next door neighbors do), and celebrate that connection on a regular basis.
It's a great town...quirky, rough around the edges, but authentic and full of character and characters.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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At least Socorro has MHT. That is my primary attraction to the town.
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:02 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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At least Socorro has MHT. That is my primary attraction to the town.
You're from New Hampshire, I see, Greg. You come from a region of the country that really, really valued the concept of human scale design in a town, relative to national standards. You would be especially challenged relocating to a place like Socorro NM, or anyone you brought with you. Your challenge would be even more daunting than most people relocating into the area.

This is not to say that New Hampshire equals all good, and New Mexico equals all bad. You just have to have the ability to place cultural filters and blinders onto yourself before making such a move. I would say further the longer you wait and the more you age, the more challenging such a relocation would become.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Old Town
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Unlike the north part of the state, where it seems everyone thinks they'e Spanish , Mesilleros/as proudly identify as Mexican heritage, even if their roots go back to Spain (as my next door neighbors do), and celebrate that connection on a regular basis.
It's a great town...quirky, rough around the edges, but authentic and full of character and characters.
What connection to Mexico should those northerners feel? The 28 years of Mexican rule out of several hundred?
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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What connection to Mexico should those northerners feel? The 28 years of Mexican rule out of several hundred?
I could probably write a pretty large book about this specific subject.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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What connection to Mexico should those northerners feel? The 28 years of Mexican rule out of several hundred?
Until the advent of air travel, nobody came directly from Spain to New Mexico, for starters. Most Spanish born settlers came to NM after a little or a long time in Mexico. You can parse the difference between pre and post Mexican independence all you wish, but that doesn't change anything.
A simple illustration:
Traditional New Mexican food bears little resemblance to traditional food found in Spain. Tortillas in Spain, for example, are an egg concoction like an open-faced omelet or fritatta. Try wrapping your burrito filling in that...

Feel free to chime in, mike....
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