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Old 02-04-2019, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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If you don’t like tats, it is perfectly OK to have that opinion.

However, you really should know that all over CO, there are plenty of Hispanics, tattoos, or both combined—including towns where Western cowboy clothes are common. Change is happening everywhere, like it or not. You can move to a perceived bubble town, but that will not stop the town from changing.
Quite true and, yes, changes are happening, but, from my research, and I do quite a bit of it being that I'm retired, "everywhere" is not necessarily happening. But, I do understand what you are saying.

It's just that this "all over the body" tattoo thing is extremely noticeable here. In fact, I went to comment, very nicely at that, to a young black dude here about one of his tattoos and he said very, very seriously looking....."Didn't your mama ever tell you not to talk to strangers?" Him saying that pretty much scared me and my wife. Thank God he left Walmart before we did.
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Meaning: not at all.

Got it.

Thx.
Well, maybe for you I didn't answer the question the way you wanted me to, but I did the way wife and I wanted to and think. Sorry, if it wasn't what you were looking for. Actually, what "in depth" thing was you looking for???? Perhaps wanting to hear something that everyone could bash me on?
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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As a Kansan considering Colorado for retirement, I've witnessed LB's threads for some time now. In many ways, his posts ~ = Is Montana Changing? I'd replied to that thread, but my post was deleted w/refrain "try mentioning MT" ????

My post singled out what MT newbies thought they were getting: conservative 50-60s life. I mentioned KS has most states beat in Spades (wrong term to use in KS):

Kansas last elected a Democrat in 1932, which is the longest streak of having Republican senators in the nation.

marijuana-legalisation-racist-argument-kansas-republican-steve-alford-african-americans-genetics
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8149101.html

kansas-legislator-hunters-helicopters-illegal-immigrants
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/..._n_835770.html

In LoveBoating's case, KS can offer so many more surface acres of boating water than CO, it's a no-brainer. I would suggest Hays, KS => Lake Wilson https://ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Locations/Wilson with ~ 100 miles of shoreline & WATER SO CLEAN your toes don't disappear before your ankles get wet (unlike every other KS reservoir).

Western Wear? www.sheplers.com/‎ although my farming uncle preferred https://dandalesboots.com/

Rodeos? https://www.hartmanarena.com/events/...ip-rodeo2.html PBR Velocity Tour PBR Velocity Tour | INTRUST Bank Arena
Kansas State University 63rd annual K-State Rodeo is expected to bring more than 10,000 fans into Weber Arena. About 450 contestants from 18 colleges and universities in the Central Plains region are scheduled to compete.

C&W music? June 20-22 in Manhattan, KS ... This year Country Stampede will feature more than 50 country artists across four stages https://www.kfdi.com/event/country-stampede-2019/
Some years back @ KSU, my sides split seeing Baxter Black. Way more folks than the Bob Dylan concert @ KSU we went to . . .

There has been some signs of "progress" in KS. ~ 2008, I went to Pueblo from Manhattan & was disappointed in Western Kansans no longer giving the 2 fingers up from the steering wheel of their pickup. I did nearly cause one cowboy? to ditch his Dodge Cummins 4x4 dually, when he attempted to keep holding his cell phone up to his ear while returning my greeting. From all appearances, for every cowboy/cowgirl Kansan with a cell phone to their ear, there's another to match.

Elk? https://elknetwork.com/massive-elk-taken-in-kansas/

No Kansan would need to go to Colorado to see the mountains, for Pike's Peak and a slice of the eastern slope were ours from 1854 -- until Kansas became a state in 1861!
At the establishment of Kansas territory in 1854 the summit of the Rockies was the designated farthermost western boundary. Thus Denver, founded in 1858 and named for Kansas Gov. James W. Denver, was within the boundaries of Kansas.

https://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-histor...question/13180

https://history.denverlibrary.org/ne...n-more-divided
First, have to live somewhat of a city, small we hope, where there are apartments. We just can't afford to buy a house or anything like that.

Second, Kansas is way to far away from the Rockies. There are plenty of rodeos in Colorado and up into Wyoming. We've been to them. The professional type, not the college type. I was in the professional type for almost 20 years, however my roping days are definitely over now.

Wife wants to live where she can go and see elk and/or deer.

So, elk, deer, pro-rodeo, lakes for boating/fishing and Country/Western nightclubs, like the Stampede in Aurora, the Grizzly Rose in Denver, The Boot Grill in Loveland, Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon in FC among others. YES, we want it all...….nice area, lakes, elk, rodeo action and some dancing, of which we have NONE of that here.

Funny, to this day, we still wonder how we wound up here!!
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:33 PM
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Location: Mars City
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...I went to comment, very nicely at that, to a young black dude here about one of his tattoos and he said very, very seriously looking....."Didn't your mama ever tell you not to talk to strangers?" Him saying that pretty much scared me and my wife. Thank God he left Walmart before we did.
So he politely indicated that he didn't want to be talked to, and mentioned youthful protective measures, and you got scared? Scared that he had values and a mother that cared about him?

There are deep psychological, racial, and cultural issues being revealed here that grow and compound with each post. Now we are getting scared at the idea of you moving to our community.

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Old 02-04-2019, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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So he politely indicated that he didn't want to be talked to, and mentioned youthful protective measures, and you got scared? Scared that he had values and a mother that cared about him?

There are deep psychological, racial, and cultural issues being revealed here that grow and compound with each post. Now we are getting scared at the idea of you moving to our community.
How do I say this...…...you are so full of it!! LOL
Simply seems that YOU are the one with issues. I have no idea why you keep replying to what I say. And, btw, Loveland is a public community, not one you own and run. You can't tell who to move there and who's not allowed. There, how's that for a "come back" to you.

Have you ever had a "gang looking" person tell you not to talk to them. The dude was serious. Perhaps he had a problem with white folks. Did you ever think about that.

IOW, I can only take so much of your crap and I think it's time to stop. If we do indeed move to Loveland, we do.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Wonder why the Mod hasn't stopped this thread yet? Quite a bit of bashing done in it and I really thought there were rules against that.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:54 PM
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Location: Mars City
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Have you ever had a "gang looking" person tell you not to talk to them. The dude was serious.
Then why did you talk to him? You already said in Post #61, second paragraph, that you initiated the conversation. If he was "gang looking" and "serious", what was the point in talking to him, and then acting surprised and scared?
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Then why did you talk to him? You already said in Post #61, second paragraph, that you initiated the conversation. If he was "gang looking" and "serious", what was the point in talking to him, and then acting surprised and scared?
Just being friendly and making a nice comment about a tattoo he had. Thing is, I'm a friendly type of guy, but, being that, you are right. Am I really saying that "you are right"?

Listen Thoreau424, I don't have a problem with you at all, but you just have a different opinion on some things than we do. That's all.

We are currently trying to make a Plan B, if we decided, whether we move to Loveland or not, where we will move to in Colorado. Just like my wife keeps telling me, "Parts of the Front Range have exactly what we miss and I don't really want to move anywhere else. But, if the first winter is too much for us, no matter where we move to along the Front Range, we will have to leave Colorado." I totally understand. It has been 11 years since we've had to face "Old Man Winter" with freezing temps and snow, but, right now, we still think we can handle it.

So, with that being said, we are looking very forward to moving back to the Front Range and enjoying the things again, we don't have here.

In fact, for Christmas we bought new wildlife coffee mugs and glasses, an area living room rug with a big White-Tail Buck on it and other Colorado/Wyoming/Montana wildlife printed stuff. We even now have wildlife figurines, like a Bull Elk, Bull Moose, Wolf and two pups, Black Bear and two cubs and a few others.

In the process right now of getting rid of ALL Florida stuff we have.
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:09 PM
 
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Wonder why the Mod hasn't stopped this thread yet? Quite a bit of bashing done in it and I really thought there were rules against that.
Nobody is bashing you. Not even close. Though -- as has been pointed out before -- the irony is amazing.

It's just that you've given quite a few of us solid cause for -- how shall I put this -- concern.

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Old 02-04-2019, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Just what is there any "concern" about??? So what if we don't necessarily like the look of a bunch of tattoos? Anything at all wrong with not liking the look? There are those folks that don't like to hear Spanish being spoken, and I can speak some Spanish. There were those, in So. California, that didn't like seeing me in a cowboy hat and boots. I was told "You'd better go back to the "sh*t pile" dude. You sure don't belong here." I took bashing from folks that didn't approve of rodeo, but still showed up at the arena. Local Sheriff Dept. escorted wife and I in, thru some rodeo protestors.

Anyway, we do attend church and are Christians and darn PROUD of it!! Heck, we even have law enforcement officers, in full uniform, that attend our church. Not guarding it, but attending the Service. I've talked to them. Short sleeve shirts and not a single tattoo in sight.
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