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View Poll Results: I would rather live in the...
Rust Belt 181 45.14%
Sun Belt 220 54.86%
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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As someone who very recently returned to the United States, I just chose the Rust Belt over the sunbelt once again.

If I want swarms of old people, bland and generic suburbs and absolutely hint of neighborhood character, I know where to go.

Oh, and mild winters.
Yes, because as everyone knows the sunbelt is a monolithic region that has absolutely NO variation at all across many, many States.

It's just amazing that over 40 million people would subject themselves to the living hell that must be.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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The only place in the sun belt I would live is Las Vegas and CA. The rest, no way.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:24 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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I'm always for the North.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Rust belt all the way.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The only place in the sun belt I would live is Las Vegas and CA. The rest, no way.
And the rest of the Sunbelt heaves a collective sigh of relief...........
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Northside
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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Yes, because as everyone knows the sunbelt is a monolithic region that has absolutely NO variation at all across many, many States.

It's just amazing that over 40 million people would subject themselves to the living hell that must be.
Such an interesting choice of words; "living hell".

If we take away the air conditioning, I believe the Sunbelt would be a very good tutorial for what Hell is like.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Such an interesting choice of words; "living hell".

If we take away the air conditioning, I believe the Sunbelt would be a very good tutorial for what Hell is like.
If we took away heating, the Rustbelt would be uninhabitable.

Of course, you could always go back to burning coal all over the place up there. You folks seem to like your "grit" so much, that could easily add several more layers!
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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If we took away heating, the Rustbelt would be uninhabitable.

Of course, you could always go back to burning coal all over the place up there. You folks seem to like your "grit" so much, that could easily add several more layers!
And drive a few more million residents away to live in the bland and generic neighborhoods further south. Oh wait, they are already headed that way...
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Key West
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Such an interesting choice of words; "living hell".

If we take away the air conditioning, I believe the Sunbelt would be a very good tutorial for what Hell is like.
If they took away heating for 5 months of the year, the North would be a tutorial for what hell is like
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