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Old 07-29-2010, 04:24 PM
 
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When will the suburbs knock out all of the rural areas? There are so many illegal and legal immigrants coming in here each here. That means more apartments and little fake communities will be built and more people will move rural to try and escape this. How long until the whole rural America lifestyle disapears?

Not sure why, but this has been a constant fear of mine for my whole life. I've always hated when I hear or see about new apartments being built out in rural areas or new suburbs being created. It's like this thing that is in my mind 24/7.
The reason for most small towns, the family farm is about gone, so what do you expect?
The average wage-slave can't live in the middle of nowhere.
It's a fake country,has been for a long time,get used to it.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:24 PM
 
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The reason for most small towns, the family farm is about gone, so what do you expect?
The average wage-slave can't live in the middle of nowhere.
It's a fake country,has been for a long time,get used to it.
Ok, and how is it a "fake country"?
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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Take a drive from one coast to the other. We're not running out of land.

No but we are running out of clean water and usable land to grow food .

Know about the dust bowl days, millions were homeless and food was in short supply.

Napolotano was on tv today pushing for amnesty aka immigration reform . These tens of millions will bring in their families , so exsect at least a couple hundred million more people .

Many states have water wars in short term droughts ' just imagine a long one ' !
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:27 PM
 
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With more boomers moving out of cities :i don't see rural areas disappearing. The subburb are really taking popualtio form urban areas really. Rural areas alos are not nearly as isolated as they once whereI see alot of rural small town actaully gainig popualtion that had lose aot during the first half of twenth century.Vt is more like a county in many sates really ansd the density is completely different.School are one of the hot button issues for families and mnay smaller towns are growing into reslly blocks of parents moving from cities and town that have poor ones not only opportnuinty but safety reasons.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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IN may places it's pretty much gone, however, there are certain laws and regulations now limiting the amount of homes that can be built on property. I don't know why ppl would want to get rid of all rural living. It can actually be quite beautiful.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:19 AM
 
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What I see amongst other things, is Big City Folks go to Small towns to get away from whats being created there.

Shortly after arriving they want to start changing the small town so it has all the nice things in the Big City they just left.

Some also bring with them their Hurried Up Life Style and Big City Attitude which abraids the Locals.

Some have Considerable Money so they can have their way No Matter What.

As time goes by and more Big City folk come to the small towns, they take on a different look and feel.

As more time goes by... Small towns are no longer the Small Towns we all loved.

I like to refer to Mayberry when I think of Small Town USA.

I just wish there was a way to find it, and preserve it, but I am beggining to doubt that is even a possibility anymore.

I live in one of these converted Small Towns .......
I am in a town getting close to being like that. While our town now has over 40,000 residents, 80% of them live within an area 2 mi by 2 mi./ 4 sq. miles, total.That is less than 10% of the town area. I live backed up to a working farm and a mile down the road from a vegetable farm and a about half a mile from a third which only hays. Our entire area is populated by 4 families who have been here for years... the guy behind us, his family was farming there in the 1860s. We are an oddity: we are only here 40 years.

Our development NIMBYs all want to change the things that are grandfathered in ( pre-zoning, and that was pre-1954); the NIMBYs want us to stop being a 'right to farm' town, they object to crop dusters, etc. etc..... many build big houses on little lots (60X120 feet) and want themselves fenced in -- city mentality. What makes me laugh is that many of them build these big homes and then spent every last cent.... and the places are barely furnished. ( it is the "keeping up with the Joneses syndrome)

I know soon they will have the votes to outvote the other 20% of us, mostly older with grown kids -- most of their group is still young families with little kids (and they whine about their school taxes going up -- for their kids). I fear they will drastically change the sensible govt. whihc has made this place a sensible place to live since the early 1800s.................

I wish they'd bulldoze the cities and give the NIMBYs places to build there. I prefer not to have their snobby attitudes and traffic and lack of civility
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I remember as a small kid in the 60's, our family had a logging business in Michigan. We cut clearings through woodlands for powerlines and other things.

It never dawned on me, until I was older, that some of the clearings we cut was the beginning of new/urban development...
It still pisses me off to think we we're contributing to future problems. But I was just a kid.

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Old 08-23-2010, 05:57 AM
 
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Although I live in San Diego at the moment, I can relate to you. I grew up in rural Southern Illinois. I go back to visit sometimes and it's changed so much. There's so many wana-be mansions all over, tons of new apartment buidlings where heavy woods use to be. Small mom and pop stores ran out of business. What use to be a nice 1500 person town is now taken over by the near by university and is becoming one big suburb of the near by college town. Makes me so angry... but there's nothing that can be done.
You are right about Southern IL changing...I have lived here all the while watching it change and I can tell you...it's been a change for the worst....I don't know how Chicago has anyone left in it as it seems their major export is people and 90% of them end up down here with their mouths wide open,their eyes blinded and their ears closed.

It's really sad to see an area you've loved taken over by people you can't stand to be around and who want to bring their ways(including the grand kids who bring their crime ridden,scumbag ways with them...look at the news for Sesser a few months back.Chicago transplants were responsible for that) with them when they come..

http://www.thesouthern.com/news/loca...cc4c03286.html
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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The average wage-slave can't live in the middle of nowhere.
The condition of the average "wage slave" is largely self inflicted. With a reasonable lifestyle and reasonable expectations, it's not that hard to live on what most folks would consider "unliveable wages." We (modern society) are economic gluttons, who are slaves to our lifestyles.

(note: I'm not talking about you in particular or anyone else in particular... I'm just saying on average and as a whole)
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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The condition of the average "wage slave" is largely self inflicted. With a reasonable lifestyle and reasonable expectations, it's not that hard to live on what most folks would consider "unliveable wages." We (modern society) are economic gluttons, who are slaves to our lifestyles.

(note: I'm not talking about you in particular or anyone else in particular... I'm just saying on average and as a whole)
I agree.

Living in an area where the average household income is minimum-wage. I see some who are miserable because they can not be gluttons. I see others who are prospering.
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