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View Poll Results: I would rather live in the...
Rust Belt 181 45.14%
Sun Belt 220 54.86%
Voters: 401. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-05-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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If they took away heating for 5 months of the year, the North would be a tutorial for what hell is like

No, hell is supposedly sweltering hot. I never heard of hell being cold with winter jackets...lol.
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Key West
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No, hell is supposedly sweltering hot. I never heard of hell being cold with winter jackets...lol.
Hell is what a person would say is a place where life is unbearable for them. Many would say that 10 degrees and windy is hell for them. We are not referring to "hell" as in the religious term like the opposite of heaven
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Rust Belt. I like winter and cooler summers. The cities have more history, grit, and are architecturally much more appealing. Not to mention living in the desert is about as eco-unfriendly as it gets.
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:54 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!
at the grit comment...I'm sure that's but an enhancement to their precious "historic architecture."

And I fully agree with the heating comment. People say that the Sun Belt would be uninhabitable without AC, as if to suggest that states like Wisconsin would be tolerable for half of the year without some form of heating!
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Cool poll idea, but the rust belt is going to get butchered, even though I voted for it...
Not happening so far.

The sun belt has no appeal to me, at least not as a place to live. I've lived in two rust-belt cities now and I've liked them both. So I guess my vote goes to the rust belt.
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Rust Belt. I like winter and cooler summers. The cities have more history, grit, and are architecturally much more appealing. Not to mention living in the desert is about as eco-unfriendly as it gets.
Which is why great civillizations like the ancient Egyptians and Mesopamians lived in the desert right? They were totally eco-unfriendly
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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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.
Welcome home. Are you back in Chicago now?
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Which is why great civillizations like the ancient Egyptians and Mesopamians lived in the desert right? They were totally eco-unfriendly
Not a particularly apt example. On the contrary, they are great examples of how artificial irrigation and failure to properly manage same can lead to desertification.
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Not a particularly apt example. On the contrary, they are great examples of how artificial irrigation and failure to properly manage same can lead to desertification.
All I'm saying is that its possible for humans to survive in the desert

Nothing more than that
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Which is why great civillizations like the ancient Egyptians and Mesopamians lived in the desert right? They were totally eco-unfriendly

Neither of those civilizations lived in the desert. They were lush river valleys. They are deserts now.
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