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Old 03-30-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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That (Sharpydove) post was spot on! Going downhill fast!
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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I do agree that wally world started the slide. Except for ammo, that place is a crap hole.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:43 PM
 
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The economy started the slide, IMHO.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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All I can go by are the bases WE have been stationed at... Dover, Scott, Abilene, Altus, Enid... mostly by farmland, but at least it wasn't like the housing around Lackland... the Air Force Academy was like living in paradise. I've seen nothing to even come close to how it looks around Lackland. Randolph is even better.
As far as Potranco... please... do you ever even take a good look around you? Litter is all over, panhandlers, signage, trailers, dumpy-looking restaurants, the infamous weekend flea market. Ever since we got Wal-Mart and all that comes with it, things have gone downhill. Do you really think we'll ever get any nice business establishments to risk going in to Potranco Market? It will just be more of the same: nail salons, dry cleaners, chain restaurants, payday loan stores, cheap clothing. So, if that's what you want, hang on; eventually you'll get it.
Well, there's the difference. Some of the bases you cite are near farmland. Military people originally settled around Lackland but moved further away as the years went by. Don't blame Lackland AFB for the way it looks around it as I said before, they have no control outside the gates. Other examples are the old Kelly AFB and Fort Sam. I was stationed at Dyess and Goodfellow, both have rundown businesses nearby. And try overseas (Philippines, Okinawa, South Korea) for areas around bases...not a pretty site.
I don't hang around Potranco much, but if it bothers you that much, then clean it up or move to California with FCF!
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Well, there's the difference. Some of the bases you cite are near farmland. Military people originally settled around Lackland but moved further away as the years went by. Don't blame Lackland AFB for the way it looks around it as I said before, they have no control outside the gates. Other examples are the old Kelly AFB and Fort Sam. I was stationed at Dyess and Goodfellow, both have rundown businesses nearby. And try overseas (Philippines, Okinawa, South Korea) for areas around bases...not a pretty site.
I don't hang around Potranco much, but if it bothers you that much, then clean it up or move to California with FCF!
He's posted that he is indeed, moving.
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:59 AM
 
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Well, there's the difference. Some of the bases you cite are near farmland. Military people originally settled around Lackland but moved further away as the years went by. Don't blame Lackland AFB for the way it looks around it as I said before, they have no control outside the gates. Other examples are the old Kelly AFB and Fort Sam. I was stationed at Dyess and Goodfellow, both have rundown businesses nearby. And try overseas (Philippines, Okinawa, South Korea) for areas around bases...not a pretty site.
I don't hang around Potranco much, but if it bothers you that much, then clean it up or move to California with FCF!
Trust me, we ARE moving...are your type of comment is exactly why. You expect ME to clean up a mess I didn't make or "just live with it"? Sorry... luckily, we have options and we have renters for 2 years. I don't "hang" around Potranco. I just have to drive down it and look at the mess if I want to go to the store. This type of attitude just solidifies our decision. We were "sold" the wrong part of town by a realtor who didn't give a crud.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:39 AM
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LOL FCF When are you moving? It's been months since you started your transition back to paradise.

I, and many of my neighbors, take a small trash bag along when we walk......did I drop the Wendy's cup, the water bottle, the old CD? No, but I live in a COMMUNITY that I'm happy to be part of, and sometimes that means picking up a piece of garbage that more than likely came OUT of someone's trash bin on trash day. I'm definitely not too good for that. It's not beneath me. I don't paint all my neighbors as trash......most of us work, have kids, busy lives, and it takes me all of 4 seconds to swoop down and pick up a stray cup (OK a little longer to get back up but ). Not a big deal at all.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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LOL FCF When are you moving? It's been months since you started your transition back to paradise.

I, and many of my neighbors, take a small trash bag along when we walk......did I drop the Wendy's cup, the water bottle, the old CD? No, but I live in a COMMUNITY that I'm happy to be part of, and sometimes that means picking up a piece of garbage that more than likely came OUT of someone's trash bin on trash day. I'm definitely not too good for that. It's not beneath me. I don't paint all my neighbors as trash......most of us work, have kids, busy lives, and it takes me all of 4 seconds to swoop down and pick up a stray cup (OK a little longer to get back up but ). Not a big deal at all.

Only 3 more weeks ...wahooooooo!!! I know, it's taken over 4 months...too long in my book!
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Only 3 more weeks ...wahooooooo!!! I know, it's taken over 4 months...too long in my book!
"If you're not the solution, you're part of the problem"
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:42 AM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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"If you're not the solution, you're part of the problem"
Yup, and the solution is moving... how about you?
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