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View Poll Results: What Percentage Of Rural People Think A Town Of 50,000 Qualifies As A Big City ?
100% 9 16.07%
90% 8 14.29%
80% 4 7.14%
70% 3 5.36%
60% 2 3.57%
50% 8 14.29%
40% 3 5.36%
30% 6 10.71%
20% 0 0%
10% 13 23.21%
Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-17-2009, 06:57 PM
 
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In most large cities it is illegal to discharge a firearm.

From all the shootings reported on TV from North Minneapolis, many city people must not be getting the message that it's illegal
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: NE TN~ TriCities
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There is not much to do in a town of only 50,000 people. Now a city of 500,000 people is a whole another story.
Odd, I just moved from a city of 600,000to a city of 50,000.
My new city doesn't have a zoo or a botanic garden, not as many stores or night spots, but other than that... It really hasn't affected my lifestyle all that much, it's not like I went to the zoo all that often anyway.

I don't miss the 'excitement' of rush hour traffic either. Or the nightly news reports of the unrelenting crime and violence.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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No kidding. That eliminates target practice, hunting, building blackpowder mortars and cannons...
Maybe the cannons, but not the illegality doesn't exactly stop anyone ~

I thought the OPs post was made tongue-in-cheek. Really, "awe and amazement"?? I don't know how anyone could take it seriously....
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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There is not much to do in a town of only 50,000 people. Now a city of 500,000 people is a whole another story.
I have never had a problem finding something to do in a small town. Whenever I go on a road trip I usually stop for the night in a small town.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: At the lake house in sunny Florida
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I would imagine that a very large pecentage of rural people would be in awe and amazement that it is even Humanly possible for a town to have 50,000 people. Since they are not even used to living in towns with more than 50 people let alone 50,000 people.

"Awe and Amazement" I don't think so. I grew up on Long Island. NYC has more than 8 million people. Now that's what I call a big city and I don't want anything to do with it.

I now live in a town with less than 1000 people and I know more people here and have a much more fulfilling and satisfying life than I ever had in NY.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I would imagine that a very large pecentage of rural people would be in awe and amazement that it is even Humanly possible for a town to have 50,000 people. Since they are not even used to living in towns with more than 50 people let alone 50,000 people.
No sorry....most rural people would be in awe and amazement as to WHY others would want to live in a town with 50,000.

I live in a metro area of 3 million + and can't wait to get out.
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: New England
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When I was growing up my parents moved us an hour away to the big city, which has a population of a little over 30,000. My relatives and friends from my home town still refer to it as the "big city".
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Tennessee bound...someday
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In my very biased opinion, cities are rated by violent crime statistics rather than the number of people residing within set boundaries. I have no idea how many people reside in the city I call home, nor do I care to know. What matters is that the streets are safe to walk even by elderly or disabled persons. I know that if I break down on the road, the very next motorist to come by will stop and offer me assistance. I have had elderly ladies with permanent handicap sticker on their license tags stop and offer to let me sit in their car to stay warm until other help arrives. That is how I measure a city.

guess it doesn't matter that I am out of reps for now....I could never give you enough for this post.
your measure of a city is exactly the measure I want when I finally get a zip code down south.
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I've lived in San Antonio, Columbus, OH, Albuquerque, Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, and Asheville, NC.

I spent summers on Hilton Head Island, many many weeks in Washington, DC, not quite as many weeks in New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Chicago, St. Louis, Orlando, Miami, and Seattle. I avoided NYC, Boston, or the Left Coast, because I like to carry in places where violence and foolishness erupt without warning.

Now I live in a town of 177 people. By choice. City people do not impress me as being any better educated, better equipped to deal with the realities of life, or any better off by having all of their much touted amenities and things to do. Instead, they strike me as being very petty, personally frustrated, and prone to small mindedness and childish behavior - much like the tone of the OP. I'd pity them but I have a real life, and I'd much rather avoid them altogether - so I do.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:59 AM
 
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When I was growing up my parents moved us an hour away to the big city, which has a population of a little over 30,000. My relatives and friends from my home town still refer to it as the "big city".
LOL at 30,000 being referred to as a big city. Wrestlemania draws in more people than that.
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