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Old 07-27-2009, 06:22 AM
 
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I don't see why BR could not be the next boom town . It definitely have more natural resources than Austin plus the restaurants are better.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:07 PM
 
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No....but it would make a great Newark, NJ.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:40 AM
 
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I have resided in Austin as well as Baton Rouge and there is no way in Hades that Baton Rotten could ever become an Austin.

You have too many racists and rednecks. Sorry.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I have resided in Austin as well as Baton Rouge and there is no way in Hades that Baton Rotten could ever become an Austin.

You have too many racists and rednecks. Sorry.
Lol...and Texas doesn't??

WOW...out of all the reasons that Baton Rouge could not become an Austin, why would you pick such a foolish one?
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Baton rouge is not in a geographically ideal place, nor is it designed for rapid growth like Texas cities are. Despite being the oldest city in Louisiana, growth of the city has been very very slow. Now that it has accelerated, the old infrastructure is struggling to keep pace and the same is happening around Lafayette. Louisiana just isnt a well thought out state and part of that can be contributed to our laissez faire history.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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Baton rouge is not in a geographically ideal place, nor is it designed for rapid growth like Texas cities are. Despite being the oldest city in Louisiana, growth of the city has been very very slow. Now that it has accelerated, the old infrastructure is struggling to keep pace and the same is happening around Lafayette. Louisiana just isnt a well thought out state and part of that can be contributed to our laissez faire history.
They said the same thing about Las Vegas
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:14 AM
 
Location: BRLA
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I must be the only one that hate skyscrapers. Downtown can be redeveloped without them I hope. I love looking at the river and the bridge, even Huey's Capitol building. I look forward to seeing its red & green lights during the holidays. I would hate to see all of that blocked by 100 story buildings. When ever I go to the observation deck at the State Cap. building and look around the city up from up there its just feels... relaxing for lack of a better word. Would hate to go up there one day and only be able to see other buildings.
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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No, Austin definitely has enough racists and rednecks. Austin is the product of good marketing, that's pretty much the deal. It's not the liberal paradise people try to make it out to be and it's cheap compared to...Cali etc. UT being there helps to diversity it of course and people moving from Cali for cheaper housing costs etc...but the city is still very segregated. The only real difference is the number of tech companies in Austin v. BR. I'm sure BR has it's own street where college pukes feel free to projectile on the curb. If so, they're much closer than you think.
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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You have too many racists and rednecks. Sorry.
You say that like it's a bad thing .
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:22 AM
 
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So BR what gives, you got he universities there or the populace just lazy when it comes to marketing the city
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