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Old 07-18-2020, 05:46 PM
 
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I moved here with an open mind. I was not expecting Miami to be like Boston or San Francisco in terms of intellectuals.

But I feel like I'm on a sinking ship being led by De Santis and the conspiracy theory/hoax believer residents of South Florida.

Meanwhile the positive test rate in Miami is 33.5 percent while in Boston its only 1.9 percent.


On a zoom call with my mostly college grad coworkers half of them were talking about the conspiracy theories (like covid was engineered by US government, or created by China to take out our economy, or Fauci and Bill Gates conspired to create a fake hoax pandemic to profit off of) they believe these things and were preaching to us on a zoom call about it.

My heart sunk. I feel I am surrounded by idiots, selfish people, people who dont care for others health, etc. This is not how people in the North East behave. New York was a huge tragedy even with a leader like Cuomo and residents taking CDC guidelines seriously.

How can Florida not end up worse than New York at this rate?

I went to the condos shared pool last weekend and a man was in the pool about 30 years older than me and fat trying to hit on me. He said he tested positve for covid in March and believes everyone should get it to create herd immunity.

He takes no precautions and goes to Duffys regulary. I guess he doesn't care if people with cancer all die prematurely. I was revolted by this guy.

Then my only best friend down here just had a baby and she takes the baby out to restaurants and goes to bars with out masks in palm beach county.


I guess I feel like this pandemic has shown me peoples true colors. Is there anywhere in South Florida where people are not totally selfish conspiracy theory believers? Or should I just move once again?
I hate winters but I am starting to feel like I dont belong here anymore because I dont believe everything I read on facebook.

I am younger than all of these morons so I almost have no hope for meeting anyone around my age down here who isn't a complete moron.

Have you been to Boston lately? More than half the people there walk around without masks..
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Old 07-18-2020, 07:11 PM
 
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cracks me up.....

Florida is almost all yankees....there's so few natives left you couldn't even find one

..and yankees move here...and complain about how stupid the yankees are that moved here
Funny Facts!
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Old 07-18-2020, 09:50 PM
 
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No but I switched my voter card from Republican to Democrat and plan to vote blue down the ticket and come governor election, I'll be voting for the other person regardless because of his and Trump's handling.
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Old 07-19-2020, 06:09 AM
 
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No but I switched my voter card from Republican to Democrat and plan to vote blue down the ticket and come governor election, I'll be voting for the other person regardless because of his and Trump's handling.
So you are voting strictly along partisan lines regardless of the issues?
I hope you reconsider and study all of the issues and possible consequences of elections at all levels before you just "vote blue (or red) down the ticket".

And when I say study, I do not mean forming your opinions from social media or TV news.

Looking at your screen name, on a side note for your safety, there is a recent recall in March on the BMW 335xis. Ran across info as I recently restored a 2013 model and sold it

Weekend in Florida!
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Old 08-16-2020, 02:43 PM
 
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I get you 100% Pear Martini. A sad part of it is that South Florida overall is probably the most intellectual area of Florida at least in terms of percentage of residents with a bachelors degree or higher. Another is we're talking characteristics in general as the dumbing down of America has clearly reached enough fruition that allowed for people like Trump and DeSantis to not only get elected, but have many feel they're actually doing a good job. Unfortunately to not feel hopeless and live among more than a few with cognitive thought capability moving to places like New England, the big cities in the Northeast (NYC, DC-Baltimore, Philly, Boston), the few islands in the Southeast (Raleigh-Durham is a bright spot), Chicago or Minn-St Paul, and then as mentioned out west in places like Seattle, Portland or the SF Bay area would be your best bet. If you can't stand winter and want someplace in FL perhaps Gainesville which as a college town (UF) is densely populated enough with well-educated people who don't pretend to be more knowledgeable than scientists and health care experts during a global pandemic.
Newsflash: Trump beat Hillary among the white college educated AND those making more than $50,000 a year

Should I then state that Hillary got the vote of the college grads who couldn't get decent jobs (i.e. majored in tattoo and hair dying or an equivalent)?

That wouldn't be fair, would it?

Whatever the case, the idea that college educated people vote Dem is preposterous and flies in the face of reality.
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Old 08-16-2020, 02:52 PM
 
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I wonder if the OP has looked at actual death rates by state?

https://www.statista.com/statistics/...s-us-by-state/
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Old 08-16-2020, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Inland FL
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I only want to move out of FL because I hate year round heat. Covid will go away eventually but you are right, lots of people are too complacent about the virus.
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Old 08-16-2020, 03:58 PM
 
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Newsflash: Trump beat Hillary among the white college educated AND those making more than $50,000 a year

Should I then state that Hillary got the vote of the college grads who couldn't get decent jobs (i.e. majored in tattoo and hair dying or an equivalent)?

That wouldn't be fair, would it?

Whatever the case, the idea that college educated people vote Dem is preposterous and flies in the face of reality.
The 2016 Presidential election was unlike any other and a nice way to cherry pick stats. America very clearly still had/has it's misogyny issues and the leftist Bernie camp did it's fair share of pointless subversion. The reality is as originally stated...https://www.forbes.com/sites/michael.../#92460f979990
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Old 08-16-2020, 04:29 PM
 
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The 2016 Presidential election was unlike any other and a nice way to cherry pick stats. America very clearly still had/has it's misogyny issues and the leftist Bernie camp did it's fair share of pointless subversion. The reality is as originally stated...https://www.forbes.com/sites/michael.../#92460f979990
LOL

I was talking about what actually happened in 2016 and you are resorting to using a crystal ball
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Old 08-16-2020, 05:53 PM
 
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I only want to move out of FL because I hate year round heat. Covid will go away eventually but you are right, lots of people are too complacent about the virus.
But the heat pete will never go away and will bet much worse with year round 90's out past 30 years.
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