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Old 01-13-2009, 11:43 PM
 
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I liked my friends I grew up with, but NJ in general I dislike. Poor air quality, chemicals, bad water, cancer springing up everyone, crime, high taxes. I've love the mountains all my life, so did my husband. I chose to move to WV after visiting several times for vacation. I wanted a safe and nice place to raise my children in an area of my choosing. This is a free country people can actually move to different states ya know.

Just let it go. If you want to know more about me personally then visit my web page and ask questions there. Leave your personal attacks at the forum door, others besides myself would greatly appreciate it.
Just like I would appreciate it if you, stopped trying to discredit something you know nothing about. Oh and umm, I guess you've never smelled Union Carbide.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Doddridge County
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I wonder if the OP is still following this thread?
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Charleston, WV
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I wonder if the OP is still following this thread?
If OP is, OP is probably running away as fast as possible. Oh well, maybe that will keep the thousands of people leaving California and heading East from landing in WV.

In case you did not catch the link, over 134,000 left Cal last year cuz of economy and thousands more are expected to leave.
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Doddridge County
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Yep, I caught that thread. I responded too. Did you see the news on wsaz about wv being only one of 6 states in the black? Wait till that hits the national news! Then everyone will really be headed here!
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Hamilton, NJ
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Yep, I caught that thread. I responded too. Did you see the news on wsaz about wv being only one of 6 states in the black? Wait till that hits the national news! Then everyone will really be headed here!
Yes I heard quite a few things about WV not being hit as hard as the rest of the country. There was an article in the inter-mountain not too long ago about it.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:21 AM
 
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Yes I heard quite a few things about WV not being hit as hard as the rest of the country. There was an article in the inter-mountain not too long ago about it.
That's because WV was already depressed, so how could it go lower. lol
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:54 AM
 
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I was acutally offered one -two good jobs in the past couple of years by friends in WV if I wanted to move back. I don't really consider them to be good, one is 3 hours from my hometown, and the other, it's in a place I consider dangerous, both were professional jobs. Now I have a dream job and I could move anywhere in the country and do my job. I have chose not move at this time.

I've heard repeated bad things happening in the state, not all bad, some good. I sort of like where I live. There are many places to live, WV is not this wonderful thing you're making it out to be.

However, about 10 years ago, when AEP opened in WV, more than 3000 people applied for about 100 jobs. I'm baffled at the attitudes here. Sure, you can get a job in maybe one or two areas, certain types of doctors are in need, and possibly one other thing in need, but not very many.

There are many people who drive more than two hours every day to a job, even out of state. Some even live out of state during the week, and then drive back on weekends. I know of people who have done this for 20 years. I have college educated friends in WV who have lost jobs, and recently considered moving out of state, but managed to stay in the state but still had to move quite a distance. I have friends who have lost jobs when things closed down, and they've worked bad low paying jobs ever sinse.

I know of people who have been forced to move out of state because their jobs relocated, and they had to stay out of state and work for a couple of years before they could find another job and come back.

You are immature, and not very educated where WV is concerned. You act like what I'm saying is scary, to me you and you're lack of knowledge about things is scary, and the way you think you know it all, when you're so much in the dark.

A flood of people from California won't be able to move to WV for employment, the jobs aren't there. It's scary to see people talking about how WV wasn't hit hard, you can't hit something hard that was already hard in the first place. California is loaded with people from WV who moved there over the years because they just didn't like WV. I doubt they want to come back.

Most people who leave California move to Arizona.

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Old 01-14-2009, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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You're retarded, ...
Guess that multiculturalism class didn't take, did it?
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:56 AM
 
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Yep, I caught that thread. I responded too. Did you see the news on wsaz about wv being only one of 6 states in the black? Wait till that hits the national news! Then everyone will really be headed here!
This is OT from this thread but then again maybe that's not a bad thing. :)

As far as I can tell, the fact that WV is in the black has absolutely no meaning for the average personl.

Where are the jobs? Why do they have to raise tolls on the interstate? Why are we taxed to death?

There are states running deficits that have jobs that pay three times what you would make in WV. And after doing a little research, I found their taxes are not higher and in fact, some are lower. The cost of living isn't all that much greater either.

Are we going to see some kind of trickle down benefit in the future I'm not aware of? What is Joe going to do with this money? Does anyone know?

Because the people flocking here are going to find they won't be able to get a job and if they do, they won't make what they would make elsewhere. The majority will have to struggle to survive unless they're already wealthy and unless you've grown up like that, it will be a rude and not very pleasant awakening.

I have to agree with C4L that WV has always been in a recession if you factor out the coal booms. People who grew up here are used to living frugally and within their means. People who aspire to more materialistic goals move.
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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Yep, I caught that thread. I responded too. Did you see the news on wsaz about wv being only one of 6 states in the black? Wait till that hits the national news! Then everyone will really be headed here!
I think we need to re-exploit the "WV racist Hillbilly don't want no outsiders ain't no jobs here" legend.

I think as people look to relocate due to financial pressure / instability, V is going to look mighty appealing. If for no other reason than affordable housing. Certainly wages aren't as high, but for me, I found that the % of decrease in wage potential was outweighed by the decrease in cost of living and property taxes.

20 or so years from now, the pendulum will swing the other way, and our kids (mine anyway) will probably be tired of the country life and move to the city. And the cycle will begin again.
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