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Old 02-02-2008, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Don't live in a retirement community but I do live in an apartment complex. What matters most to me is economic sameness which is dictated by rent prices. My apartment complex also does criminal background checks before you can move in. I don't care what color or religion you are or sexual preference you have. I don't care how old you are. I don't care what language you speak. If you live in my apartment building, we're equal/the same because you probably have a decent job or are retired and care about the same things that I do in maintaining a decent living environment.
LOL, I will agree that I certainly don't want a diversity of criminal experience in my neighborhood!!!!
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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I am almost almost 70 and have been retired for some time.

I would not want to spend my last years surrounded by a bunch of old geezers who's lives consisted of golf, grandchildren, casino's, or church.
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: southern california
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personal safety > diversity?
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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personal safety > diversity?
?????????

Maybe adding a few words might make it easier to understand what you are asking.

Right now you seem to be comparing two things that are not particularly comparable. IMO it sounds as logical as writing hairbrush > llama
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:26 PM
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?????????

Maybe adding a few words might make it easier to understand what you are asking.

Right now you seem to be comparing two things that are not particularly comparable. IMO it sounds as logical as writing hairbrush > llama
My guess is that Bunky39's inquiry stems from condensing your post#31. Is (your concern for) personal safety greater than (your need for) diversity?
Brevity is the soul of wit. ..........OR I could be wrong. Perhaps, in deference to the wonders of Rogaine, one might place the personal safety of your hairbrush in precedence over the need for pet diversity fulfilled by keeping a llama.

PS Please accept my profound apologies. It has been snowing here for a while, and I am bored to tears.
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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I'd like to be around different kinds of people. Most communities of any kind, retirement or otherwise, tend to be economically alike, due to housing costs.
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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My guess is that Bunky39's inquiry stems from condensing your post#31. Is (your concern for) personal safety greater than (your need for) diversity?
Brevity is the soul of wit. ..........OR I could be wrong. Perhaps, in deference to the wonders of Rogaine, one might place the personal safety of your hairbrush in precedence over the need for pet diversity fulfilled by keeping a llama..

GLS to the rescue again! LOL, never thought I'd be considering the personal safety of my hairbrush...



I like your equation better than "personal safety > diversity" which is nothing but an attempt to stir up a little racist excitement. But what the hell, let's answer this moronic question. Yes, logically a concern for personal safety is greater than a concern for diversity. Just like my need for oxygen is an even greater concern than either of those choices.

So what? It's a meaningless question because fortunately, you can easily have personal safety, diversity and oxygen at the same time.
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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My guess is that Bunky39's inquiry stems from condensing your post#31.
Oh, and BTW I don't know how anyone could intepret my post (an obvious joke) as some sort of reason to weigh personal safety vs. diversity.Seems like the green grinning smiley would be a dead give away...

But for the record, just in case anyone cares--

I don't really care who lives in my neighborhood as long as they are friendly, act in a civilized manner and are relatively quiet. Right now I live in an ethnically diverse neighborhood and I love it. My neighborhood also is extremely safe, and I love that aspect of it, too. I was agreeing with the poster before me, who pointed out there are all kinds of diversity in this world. Like her, I enjoy having some diversity in my neighborhood, as long as we are talking about ethnic, religious, and sexual matters. I made a joke about criminal diversity as an example of a form of diversity I would not like in my neighborhood.

There. I have now explained and over-explained an obvious joke. Sheesh. I'm annoyed to see this thread taking such a juvenile turn, and I'm done with this topic.

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Old 02-05-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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Well, for what it's worth, I got that your little joke was a joke and a fairly clever play at that.

I absolutely agree with your nice, quiet, civilized, law-abiding requirements for neighbors and who cares whether they are black, white, Asian, or purple polka dotted. Got some of each (except the purple polka dots) in my neighborhood. Some of the nicest neighbors are among the non-whites.

But I still have no desire to live in a retirement community.
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:29 PM
 
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I read somewhere that most retirement communities are not ethnically diverse. In fact most people who move into a retirement community are White. I visit relatives in retirement communities in Arizona and Florida and are shocked to see mostly white people in States where a good percentage of people are minority.

I wonder if many retirees have decided that they want to move to a community closer to what they experienced in the the 1940s, 50s and 60s before America changed demographically. Is that why so many retirement communities are white dominated?
Take a quick look at this article:

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