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Old 02-24-2009, 08:27 PM
Location: Austin
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If you are guided by stats anyway.......though those same stats say Austin is one of the best places to live in the USA........does that mean Austin is a little blip in a large hellhole? Do these stats have any meaning, or can you honestly just brush them off?

And, what will happen if the trends given by these stats continue, and Texas is dominated by a majority minority that is unskilled, and a net drain on state resources?

In other words, what do you think of this blog entry? Do you think that the rankings have changed that much since '07, or is Texas even worse off?

Bay Area Houston: It's official. Texas worst place to live in US.

In the comments, the consensus is that if you take away the uneducated minority/aliens, you automatically jump Texas into the top 10 state tier.....
my question...is Texas, in that case, doomed demographically? Can they really do anything to ameliorate an uneducated horde, unwilling to assimilate
let alone withstand education? And what control do cities like Austin have per the masses of new residents from out-of-state, especially California,
who are filling a state that is fiscally imploding, burdening the infrastructure themselves in a reverse "Okie" rush?
What control does Austin have per outsiders swarming into their state, alien and otherwise?

Last edited by inthecut; 02-24-2009 at 08:41 PM..

Old 02-24-2009, 08:29 PM
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Austin is the pits and marketed so well that people actually visit it.

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Old 02-24-2009, 08:32 PM
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well from where I'm sitting, Texas is the best place to live and if it weren't, all those migrating here are getting some bad info. regardless, I love where I live
Old 02-24-2009, 08:40 PM
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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I agree with ladihawkae... from where I am at, Texas is pretty good! Although I am originally from Montana (and yes, I do miss the mountains), I do not miss the biting, cold winters, nor do I miss the economic depravitity that existed there.

I think you make where you live a good place or a bad place, depending on how you think of it. It also depends on how you want to approach things, and how open you are to whats around you.

Old 02-24-2009, 08:44 PM
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i lived in wisconsin and while i miss the snow, i sure as heck don't miss it THAT much. after being here, i have no intention of ever leaving and that says a lot because I'm not one to stay in one place long. heck, we just bought property so guess we're here to stay. granbury, here we come!
Old 02-24-2009, 09:02 PM
Location: Longview, TX
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Oh well.... guess I'll just keep on loving my life in the "worst" state.
Old 02-24-2009, 09:02 PM
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Check the date - article is over 2 years old.
Old 02-24-2009, 09:10 PM
Location: Houston/Pittsburgh
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Texas is a state of haves and have-nots. For the haves, it's a great place to be. For the have-nots or those on the edge, it can be a terrible place. If the state were its own country, it would be a mix of 1st world and 3rd world. I'm afraid if things keep going on track, this state is going to turn into a warzone. Give it 8-12 years and the demographic shift will turn Texas into a swing voting state, correcting some problems but opening up a wide range of new problems that may just be worse. That's just my take on it, anyway.

Otherwise, I would take what this blogger clown John Cobarruvias has to say with a grain of salt. Typical whines from the left. He has almost nothing but complaints on his blog about what is wrong, but never any intelligent suggestions for a solution. Usually his responses to questions are childish/vulgar slanders, and his comments sections are highly censored. More embarassing, he blogs out of my little corner of Houston and has been known to cold-call homes around here with political messages using an auto-dialer.
Old 02-24-2009, 09:10 PM
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okay, how do you put the little smiley's on this thing?
Old 02-24-2009, 09:13 PM
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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ladihawkae, you have to use a regular Post Reply; not the Post Quick Reply.

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