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Old 09-11-2014, 10:29 PM
 
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Kirsten Gillibrand shouldn

A good explanation on why the Senator was probably correct calling Arlington VA a soulless suburb (like most US suburbs are)
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Old 09-12-2014, 03:38 AM
 
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The place where our fallen soldiers rest is not soulless.
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:40 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I don't need to read the article. Of course a suburb is soulless; a suburb is not a person. I do agree with the above, too.
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:50 AM
 
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The problem with this article and the whole reaction to her comments is that there's no being "right" or "wrong" about this. "Soulless" is in the eye of the beholder. Like Gillibrand I also moved from Arlington to DC proper because I found Arlington a bit "soulless," but that's just my opinion. It's not some fact like the author of this piece tries to portray it.
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Good thing New Urbanism is here to protect us though. It'll breath some soul back into the suburbs in the form of some more zoning laws. Bless Jesus!
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Old 09-13-2014, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Typical hysterical hyperbole. Nothing to see here.

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I don't need to read the article. Of course a suburb is soulless; a suburb is not a person.
And I highly doubt that every single person living in Arlington is soulless well. What an idiotic statement.
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:09 PM
 
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The author seems like he never even visited Arlington, let alone lived there; many of his comments are not true at all.

I use to live in Arlington (Clarendon), and I am not a fan of the place at all, but this guy is way off, so is the senator.
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:11 PM
 
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I don't need to read the article. Of course a suburb is soulless; a suburb is not a person. I do agree with the above, too.
Arlington is not even a suburb in the typical sense at all, only parts of it is. The Ballston to Roslyn corridor for example is anything but suburbia.
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Old 09-13-2014, 10:10 PM
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Arlington is not even a suburb in the typical sense at all, only parts of it is. The Ballston to Roslyn corridor for example is anything but suburbia.
And your point is? That some other type of municipality can have a "soul"?
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Old 09-13-2014, 10:13 PM
 
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And your point is? That some other type of municipality can have a "soul"?
Now I get what you are saying, I think; you are meaning "soul" in a sense like religion?

I was thinking "soul" was meaning a vibe or something to an area.
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