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Old 05-09-2009, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Eugene, OR
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From my experience, there are two groups in Eugene that tend to be unfriendly to outsiders.

The first are blue collar men; they seem to be bitter about real estate prices being out of their reach and blame it on "Californians" moving up to Oregon.

The second group is comprised of those people who display large Oregon Ducks football team flags outside their houses. Yeah, it's weird, but they seem to be very unfriendly towards new arrivals. Not sure why, but I have had contact with about four of these types and have gotten the cold shoulder from each of them. On the other hand, Non-Ducks-Flag people who graduated from UO are completely open and friendly to new arrivals. Go figure.

Note: This post is not based on statistically significant data and should not be construed as a guarantee of such attitudes by all members of the heretofore mentioned groups. Readers disagreeing with this post will be reimbursed ten times what they paid the writer for this opinion.
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:34 AM
 
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From my experience, there are two groups in Eugene that tend to be unfriendly to outsiders....Note: This post is not based on statistically significant data and should not be construed as a guarantee of such attitudes by all members of the heretofore mentioned groups. Readers disagreeing with this post will be reimbursed ten times what they paid the writer for this opinion.
I don't think there's ANY state in the western US that doesn't blame California for their problems

It's the same in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, etc.

On a political note, in Utah, I was reading that some Mormons would like the Democrats to be the party supported by the LDS Church, because of the more "liberal" immigrants to Utah from California (i.e. there's a concern that Utah could eventually become a blue state).

As for the advice for the post, well ... even 100000000000000000000000000 times (X) 0 = 0
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Eugene, OR
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I wonder who the Californians should blame for the problems in California?...oh, that's right, the millions of people from all the other states that moved to California looking for a better life, better weather, etc.

If we track back far enough, I guess we should blame the Brits indirectly...
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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I wonder who the Californians should blame for the problems in California?...
The far left in California brought on their own problems and now they are going to have to pay for it -

I'm laying odds that CA will file Chapter 9 BK within the next 60 days
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:51 AM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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Personally I found it pretty clique-ish.

But I was staying in the Whitaker Neighborhood where all the 'cool kids' stay so....

'Mileage may vary.'

None of my bosses cared whether I was local or not.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:39 AM
 
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None of my bosses cared whether I was local or not.
That's very important info to point out. Same thing in Seattle.

In Arizona and New Mexico, they do care, unfortunately -- and prefer to hire "the locals " -- despite the fact that employment discrimination is illegal!
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