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Old 10-07-2018, 10:06 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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So the Midwest is a part of the north yet mid Atlantic is both but also neither. And you're talking to me about education

One of my better friends since ive moved down here is from Philadelphia and commonly refers to himself as originating from the north. Good thing he's never ran into a region Nazi like yourself to make sure he says it right! Lol. Is philly, Baltimore, and DC more like New York and Boston or Atlanta and Memphis? See what I'm saying? It's not that hard to understand the point I was making was a general one. Maybe the education you got 40 or 50 years ago demanded that in everyday conversation you refer to every city exactly what they are by specific region but I think for most people they fully understand what's considered "northern" in relation to the south.
How much time have you spent in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and DC? They are much more like each other than they are to NYC or Boston.

Not only was I taught that way, I heard that same thing was taught to students in NC, in the area where I now live. I've heard it from people my age & considerably younger.

Of course the Philadelphian who you know said that. Every one in that area knows where the Mason Dixon line is in relation to the city (15 miles south of South Street). Not only that, but people in that area know why the line was drawn.

I'm going to guess that you haven't been there. I'm sure that you'll correct me if I'm wrong.

Also, if you reread what I said, I didn't place all of the Midwest in the North, because it isn't. Knowing colonial migration patterns helps to understand things. Later migration patterns helps too.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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NYC and NC are very, roughly similarly populated: ~9 million and ~10 million

2017 Murders in NYC: ~333

Story backing it up:
New York City murder rate heading toward historic low, stats show - NY Daily News

2016 or 2017 murders in NC: ~671

Story backing it up:
Crime In North Carolina

Map depicting VIOLENT CRIME PER CAPITA clearly shows the South being more dangerous: (caveat: it says it's an opinion article but actual statistics used):
https://www.roadsnacks.net/most-dang...es-in-america/

I stand by my original statement, I don't make stuff up.


New York's old reputation must be shed for now. In the early 90's there were over 2,200 per year in the city.


And I am neutral politically, but Rudy Guilianni deserves credit for the city's resurgence, because he began pushing out the seediness from Times Square which spread throughout Manhattan, resulting in businesses, residents, tourists and developers flocking to the city in droves. I lived there and witnessed it all from 1999-2010 and am even more astounded every year when I visit.

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Old 10-10-2018, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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NYC and NC are very, roughly similarly populated: ~9 million and ~10 million

2017 Murders in NYC: ~333

Story backing it up:
New York City murder rate heading toward historic low, stats show - NY Daily News

2016 or 2017 murders in NC: ~671

Story backing it up:
Crime In North Carolina

Map depicting VIOLENT CRIME PER CAPITA clearly shows the South being more dangerous: (caveat: it says it's an opinion article but actual statistics used):
https://www.roadsnacks.net/most-dang...es-in-america/

I stand by my original statement, I don't make stuff up.


New York's old reputation must be shed for now. In the early 90's there were over 2,200 per year in the city.


And I am neutral politically, but Rudy Guilianni deserves credit for the city's resurgence, because he began pushing out the seediness from Times Square which spread throughout Manhattan, resulting in businesses, residents, tourists and developers flocking to the city in droves. I lived there and witnessed it all from 1999-2010 and am even more astounded every year when I visit.
Fair enough. What's up with Alaska? Lol
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:30 PM
 
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Oh wow. This thread sounds like the threads in florida. I guess no matter what each state has its negatives. I'm in south florida, and I was considering becoming a half back to be closer to my son. South Florida has all of the above and then some. I thought NC would have been better. Now I'm not so sure.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Oh wow. This thread sounds like the threads in florida. I guess no matter what each state has its negatives. I'm in south florida, and I was considering becoming a half back to be closer to my son. South Florida has all of the above and then some. I thought NC would have been better. Now I'm not so sure.
Chances of being a victim of violent crime drop if you know what areas of cities and counties to steer clear of and if you yourself are not engaging in criminal activity. For example, I grew up near Goldsboro and despite it’s accurate reputation of being one of the more violent cities in eastern NC, I’ve never been a victim of a crime during my 14 years of living and commuting there. That’s not to say that it’s impossible for me to be a victim (whether it’s Goldsboro or elsewhere), but using common sense goes a long way. Most of the violent crime in NC tend to be cases where the suspect and victim know each other (gangs beefing with each other, drug deals gone wrong, domestic violence, etc.).

In other words, if moving to NC is something you really want to do, I say go for it.

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Old 10-10-2018, 10:50 PM
 
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Thank you lm117
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Thank you lm117
You’re welcome.
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:53 AM
 
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Being a native New Yorker, even after years of living here I think the 2 worst things are the HUMIDITY in the summer and that some people are still fighting the Civil War!
LOL

And the spiders! Ewwwwww!
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:59 PM
 
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Humidity and mold. After moving here I discovered I have a bad allergy to mold.
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:59 PM
 
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LOL

And the spiders! Ewwwwww!

And roaches...
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