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Old 02-06-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Then why are you even in this subforum reading and posting ?
Psst... Marce30 isn't "reading and posting" simply "trolling."
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Yeah, i dont think i would live around rednecks.
Shoo, troll.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Yeah, i dont think i would live around rednecks.
Is it there college degrees that scares you so much?

If not what is it about them that frightens you so?
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:31 PM
 
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Yeah, i dont think i would live around rednecks.
That's quite okay they/we would not want the likes of some simpleton as your self for a neighbor either.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:48 AM
 
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Psst... Marce30 isn't "reading and posting" simply "trolling."
If you check out "Marce30's" posts on the California forum you will see more rants about farmers, the midwest, conservatives, etc., and that she prefers to drive farther to a gym because the one close by is "ghetto". Sounds like the closed-mindedness she is accusing us rural dwellers of, doesn't it?
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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If you check out "Marce30's" posts on the California forum you will see more rants about farmers, the midwest, conservatives, etc., and that she prefers to drive farther to a gym because the one close by is "ghetto". Sounds like the closed-mindedness she is accusing us rural dwellers of, doesn't it?
Sounds to me like unfortunate Left Coast arrogance which might be why some of us discourage them from moving into our very rural hill country. Too many want to change what we enjoy into what they consider superior from whence they come. They're better off staying with their "own kind."

It makes me laugh. Our "town" which is our mailing address (rural post office) straddles a state line. There are about 136 of us on this side of it and about 29 on the other yet within the town limits are the post office, two liquor and tobacco stores, a taxidermist and game processor/meat locker, five churches, schools and one cafe appropriately named, Hawg Heaven. It probably produces enough grease that would have kept the lube rack in a 50s gas station/garage going for a year. Everyone hunts, fishes and eats what they bag.

We love it here and the people as well. The Marces of the world, not so much.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:52 AM
 
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Default Where to live.

Looking to get assistance to finding decent place to live and settle down.
Spouse and I are possibly getting jobs in either Seattle or Everett. Would like to live in mdiocre size town inbetween Everett and Seattle. Both children grown and in the USMC. Both prior military and have lived in both small and large cities, bases, and overseas. Every place has its advantages and disadvantages. Would just like to settle down and live in a place that we can call home--our last and final move after 30 years of military living that I CAN say I miss.

V/R,

CP
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:03 AM
 
Location: portland for now
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OK so what if I moved to an economically depressed rural area near a small town and brought a business with me, say a chicken farm eventually started selling to local grocery stores for lower prices, eventually started my own small factory, hired only legal immigrants who could verify their citizenship and payed decent wages. then in the mean time got involved with a local church but, minded my own business and didn't try to change things. I'm not really the city type. I don't care about fashion trends, I prefer country over rap, blue jeans, a t-shirt and ball cap over designer or baggy clothes. I'd rather have a few beers with some buddies or my girlfriend then going to some club, and I like fishing, shooting, hunting and off roading. Do yo think small towners would reject me?
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:36 AM
 
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OK so what if I moved to an economically depressed rural area near a small town and brought a business with me, say a chicken farm eventually started selling to local grocery stores for lower prices, eventually started my own small factory, hired only legal immigrants who could verify their citizenship and payed decent wages. then in the mean time got involved with a local church but, minded my own business and didn't try to change things. I'm not really the city type. I don't care about fashion trends, I prefer country over rap, blue jeans, a t-shirt and ball cap over designer or baggy clothes. I'd rather have a few beers with some buddies or my girlfriend then going to some club, and I like fishing, shooting, hunting and off roading. Do yo think small towners would reject me?
If you passed up hiring your American born neighbors in favor of immigrants (even legal) you may have a problem being accepted, depending on the area.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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OK so what if I moved to an economically depressed rural area near a small town and brought a business with me,
... hired only legal immigrants
... Do yo think small towners would reject me?
As they said, the issue of hiring immigrants may be frowned on. But otherwise sounds like a good plan.

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