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Old 01-08-2007, 04:57 PM
 
Location: in a house
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People in Chapel Hill tend to be philosophically liberal ...
That's why Jesse Helms advocated putting a fence around the place and renaming it "NC Zoo" instead of building one in Asheboro! LOLOL
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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That's why Jesse Helms advocated putting a fence around the place and renaming it "NC Zoo" instead of building one in Asheboro! LOLOL
Y'know, there are some people on this board who would prefer to live in a conservative community. And others who would prefer to live in a liberal one.

Congratulations -- in this state at least, we all win! This isn't Massachusetts, or Alabama. We can all choose between different lifestyles and be neighborly. I don't see what we accomplish by bringing politics into these threads. :-(

My own preference would be to not live in a highly-conservative community, but I won't denigrate a town or, by extension, its residents because of their politics.
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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Having lived in Cary and worked in Chapel Hill.....I think someone needs to calm down and realize this is an internet forum and take my OPINION for what it is and get over it.
Perhaps your own unsolicited ADVICE would be as beneficial for your own use as well ...

I too, lived in Cary and worked in Chapel Hill...

it's not that rare ...
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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Y'know, there are some people on this board who would prefer to live in a conservative community. And others who would prefer to live in a liberal one.

Congratulations -- in this state at least, we all win! This isn't Massachusetts, or Alabama. We can all choose between different lifestyles and be neighborly. I don't see what we accomplish by bringing politics into these threads. :-(

My own preference would be to not live in a highly-conservative community, but I won't denigrate a town or, by extension, its residents because of their politics.

I am inclined to think I was being VERY appropriate in my wording of the statement that got this issue twisted around as such ...

Thin skinned politics can't see past their own pseudo intellectual short comings ...

I have ALWAYS been an advocate of a saying by Mark Twain:
I shall never allow my schooling to interfere with my education
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:13 PM
 
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I know...that's my point. It's not as if I'm the only person who finds Cary to be snobby.
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I am inclined to think I was being VERY appropriate in my wording of the statement that got this issue twisted around as such ...
No argument here. I thought your post absolutely captured that (i.e., Chapel Hill is philosophically liberal... folks who like S.F. might like it here.) I was referring to the turn of tone later in the thread.
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:28 PM
 
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Yikes! Who knew this would get so heated. I'll be coming into town next weekend to see for myself. I'll give you a philosophically liberal (they used to call us hippies) outsider's opinion when I get back.

On a side note: if Chapel Hiil is centered around UNC students and staff, then how are they affording to live there? I read somewhere that the median priced home is around $400k. Am I misinformed?
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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No argument here. I thought your post absolutely captured that (i.e., Chapel Hill is philosophically liberal... folks who like S.F. might like it here.) I was referring to the turn of tone later in the thread.
That is why I replied to your post ... trying to side step a conflict elsewhere ...
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:33 PM
 
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On a side note: if Chapel Hiil is centered around UNC students and staff, then how are they affording to live there? I read somewhere that the median priced home is around $400k. Am I misinformed?
Some professors may make enough...but more likely also the doctors at the UNC Hospital.

Also, times have changed. Half of the people I know who live in Chapel Hill work for big companies in RTP just like a lotta other folks throughout the Triangle. The town's "anchor" may be UNC, but its economic vitality is spreading towards RTP as time moves on.
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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Yikes! Who knew this would get so heated. I'll be coming into town next weekend to see for myself. I'll give you a philosophically liberal (they used to call us hippies) outsider's opinion when I get back.

On a side note: if Chapel Hiil is centered around UNC students and staff, then how are they affording to live there? I read somewhere that the median priced home is around $400k. Am I misinformed?
There are a lot of apartments there ... money has invested well in the area & the University pays educators fairly well too.

Back in the day I used to be a hippy type
... now I am just a long haired cuss who could care less about being accepted!

I even hitch hiked around the country (48 states worth and from B.C to Ontario) in the 70's ...
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