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Old 07-29-2019, 02:43 PM
 
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Great strawman. I say go forth and argue away with yourself
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:45 PM
 
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careers, not everyone wants to take over the family farm..
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:48 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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With all the talk about how terrible America's cities are lately and how rural America is a shining example of the 'real America', why is rural America in such decline? Why is there so much poverty in the Ozarks and Appalachia? Why does everyone who has the means to want to move to the big city for employment and quality of life? In addition, very few cities are predominantly conservative.

https://www.citylab.com/perspective/...ecline/588883/
Crony Capitalism works efficiently where there is concentrated populations.
Making a buck, easier and faster, has its draw to metro America.
Bigger money resides in the pasture of concrete & steel.
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:50 PM
 
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Texas cities are liberal and as the balance of power in the state continues to shift from rural to urban Texas, the state will become more purple.
Seattle (and Washington state) can't keep the Texans out. They are the second highest source of Seattle growth after California and that has been true for almost a decade. Texas has all that open land but the Texans come to Washington, skipping all the states in between. Washington keeps getting bluer, so I don't get it unless it's liberals leaving Texas. Seattle is beyond full, we are increasingly less enthused at the sight of newcomers and still the Texans come. One would think they would stay home and make their own state better.

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Actually the suburbs around cities are growing, not the cities themselves. It is about EMPLOYMENT. Most jobs are located in and around cities.

Yes, the cities have a LOT of problems. There are nice sections and downtown CBD's, but they are often surrounded by ghettos, poverty, and crime. Sad, but it is what Democrats do best. Ruin things.
Seattle is growing, consistently in the top five in the country. And how are jobs "ruining things"? If Republican policies were so awesome, why are there so few Republican cities? Why are the top five states on Disability in the South? Why do places like Texas keep sending their workers to blue cities like Seattle?

"Texas is the state sending the most newcomers to the Seattle area after California"

Where do Seattle’s newcomers move from? Drivers license numbers reveal some surprises
https://www.geekwire.com/2018/seattl...eal-surprises/

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Old 07-29-2019, 02:50 PM
 
Location: USA
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That was the case in the 1980s. Today, inner cities around the country are coming back to life.
I live outside a major city. Yes, there's gentrification happening, but cities are NOT seeing net gains in population. The suburbs are seeing the gains.
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:50 PM
 
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This is just people who watch tv programs such as Friends. Most people do not want to have to look for parking spots and do not want to be around so many strange ethnic restaurants.
Strange ethnic restaurants? My dude, thatís food paradise..
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:53 PM
 
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Strange meats in sauces served by people in weird costumes who speak English funny is uncomfortable for many. I do not want to go to a restaurant in New York City and end up eating a dog by mistake. This happened to a relative. She has not returned to New York City or any big city for that matter.
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:54 PM
 
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i don't know anyone who wants to 'leave for the big city.' certainly not myself.
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:55 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Strange meats in sauces served by people in weird costumes who speak English funny is uncomfortable for many. I do not want to go to a restaurant in New York City and end up eating a dog by mistake. This happened to a relative. She has not returned to New York City or any big city for that matter.
To each their own. I myself cannot do McDonalds more than a few times per year. Most people around where I live eat fast food almost every meal and it really shows.
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:56 PM
 
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Strange meats in sauces served by people in weird costumes who speak English funny is uncomfortable for many. I do not want to go to a restaurant in New York City and end up eating a dog by mistake. This happened to a relative. She has not returned to New York City or any big city for that matter.
Yelp is your friend. The rest of the criticism just sounds like being uncomfortable with people who are different. Bro hit with some good ramen, I donít care if the serverís english sucks.
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