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Old 06-17-2014, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Illionis has 33 fortune 500 companies HQ there.

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Wow. Why on earth did you ever leave this corporate paradise?
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:01 AM
 
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Wow. Why on earth did you ever leave this corporate paradise?

Im retired and tired of cold but besides that nothing else.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Im retired and tired of cold but besides that nothing else.
2 good reasons. Be patient. US 19 will be redone and you will enjoy using it.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:09 AM
 
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Im retired and tired of cold but besides that nothing else.
Arizona, Hawaii, and Indonesia are all hot too; maybe you want to give them a try!

We're tired of hearing transplants move here because we're "hot & cheap", and then complain about OUR roads, and forgetting THEIR roads full of holes! Double Standard!!!
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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Florida is not that cheap anymore,sure no state tax but they make it up in other ways. we have potholes up north because of the winter, why are there pot holes here were there is no frost . Also crime is just as bad here as chicago it just chicago is a way bigger city compared to Tampa. And thats why its in the news.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Florida is not that cheap anymore,sure no state tax but they make it up in other ways. we have potholes up north because of the winter, why are there pot holes here were there is no frost . Also crime is just as bad here as chicago it just chicago is a way bigger city compared to Tampa. And thats why its in the news.



No, it hasnt been "cheap" for a long time. Tell me how "they" which I assume means State make it up in other ways? Dont see too many pot holes here. Crime is everywhere, especially as our society continues its decline.

Wonder why you didnt choose somewhere else besides FL based on your comments. Where would be better?
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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2 good reasons. Be patient. US 19 will be redone and you will enjoy using it.

LOL...on enjoying US 19.

It is and will remain a very dangerous highway.

You have people pulling out of strip malls right onto the highway.

In other parts of the country you have service roads that run parallel with the highway so the driver can gradually get up to speed, not pull out into traffic buzzing by at 65 mph or more.

And pull out they do. No regards for safety.

I remember a relative visting for the first time and commenting on US 19. You have grandma doing 35mph in the left hand lane because she has to make a left hand turn 5 miles up the highway, someone else doing 85 mph in the middle lane.

US 19 is something to avoid if possible, not enjoy.
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:26 AM
 
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Im retired and tired of cold but besides that nothing else.
Say, I'm from up north also and I always wondered what variety of mental defect results in having toll booths every mile or so, like they have up in that paradise you call Chicago? What's up with that? And Illinois is the only state I've traveled through where you can find six or eight state employees lounging around at one time at a filthy interstate rest area--states like Florida have good and modern and well-maintained facilities, with no workers loafing around. What's up with that? And Illinois is headquarters of some major oil companies and refineries are located there, but Illinois has the highest gas prices in the Midwest. What's up with that?
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:31 AM
 
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We're tired of hearing transplants move here because we're "hot & cheap", and then complain about OUR roads, and forgetting THEIR roads full of holes! Double Standard!!!
Agreed! I'm tired of hearing from transplants from Miami saying how great everything was there.
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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No, it hasnt been "cheap" for a long time. Tell me how "they" which I assume means State make it up in other ways? Dont see too many pot holes here. Crime is everywhere, especially as our society continues its decline.

Wonder why you didnt choose somewhere else besides FL based on your comments. Where would be better?
Cuba.
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