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Old 04-27-2017, 01:56 PM
 
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No, I don't. I'm not a fan of either.



Agreed. I don't have a problem with 4-wheelers...they're fun!! But if you're walking around town in camo gear..sorry, I think that's stupid. If you have a shiny, bright red pickup truck that is chromed out with huge chrome rims, why on earth did you add a camo pinstripe to it? To help you blend into the woods??

I understand people who live the country life. I know legit people who hunt...and they do it in the '95 beat-up, worn-out truck and their worn-out jeans and T-shirts because they don't want to mess up their "nice" truck and their "nice" clothes by taking them hunting. Then, I know the "fake" and annoying rednecks that fill this area of the state...who wear camo T-shirts, jackets, etc. everywhere, who apply stupid camo crap to their vehicles...I honestly thought "camo" was meant to help you blend into the woods to go hunting, but I've learned that it's supposed to make you stand out to others who apparently also think it's "cool."



Thanks.
Too funny. I get what you are saying; I feel the same about people who wear cowboy boots and hats but have never ridden a horse. However, clumping rednecks altogether and calling them stupid isn't very nice. My guys wear their camo in the woods, while hunting. And, who cares if they wear camo? If you don't like it, don't wear it. I think men wearing skinny jeans look ridiculous. But, that's just my opinion. I certainly wouldn't assume they were stupid because I didn't like what they wore.
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Old 04-27-2017, 02:02 PM
 
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I never said rednecks are stupid. I said that I think their loud trucks and camo are stupid. And I do.

It's also kinda funny that your children are adults, but you're talking about your GPA in a present tense. Did you go back to school or something? If so, congrats.
Actually, I did.
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Old 04-27-2017, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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While I don't disagree, I also wouldn't put a lot of stock into what a lot of the goofballs, particularly the ones in the General US forum have to say about Raleigh, or Charlotte, or really any Sunbelt city not named Miami or New Orleans, sometimes Atlanta depending on who is the thread starter.

I read it all the time. Sunbelt cities are too car-centric, cookie-cutter neighborhoods, not "diverse" enough, too many shopping centers, not enough row-homes. The funny thing is, every American city has retail wastelands, cookie-cutter neighborhoods, numerous shopping centers, etc. However in 2012, DorksRUs.com released a list of the top-ten most walkable cities in the US, and no Sunbelt cities made the list. Therefore, Sunbelt cities are not "cool" and must bow down to the excellence that is the non-Sunbelt city.

That's more or less your typical thread in the City vs. City forum for those who have never wandered their way into that part of this forum, FYI. Not every city can be San Francisco or New York, nor should every city strive to be.
The thing is, the pecking order goes further than that. Within each region there is yet another priority list that is based purely on emotion and the certainty of a city's residents of their superiority. NC cities get dumped on by pretty much all other cities in the south as well. Were it up to C-D, everyone should be moving out of Raleigh and Charlotte, to Richmond and Nashville, for instance.
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Old 04-27-2017, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Garbage, NC
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Too funny. I get what you are saying; I feel the same about people who wear cowboy boots and hats but have never ridden a horse. However, clumping rednecks altogether and calling them stupid isn't very nice. My guys wear their camo in the woods, while hunting. And, who cares if they wear camo? If you don't like it, don't wear it. I think men wearing skinny jeans look ridiculous. But, that's just my opinion. I certainly wouldn't assume they were stupid because I didn't like what they wore.
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Actually, I did.
Again, I never said rednecks are stupid. I said I think their camo and loud, jacked-up trucks are stupid.

I also think men wearing skinny jeans look ridiculous. I'd rather see a man in camo than in skinny jeans, actually.

Congrats on going back to school. Never too late! My mom got her degree at 46.
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:48 PM
 
Location: My House
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Again, I never said rednecks are stupid. I said I think their camo and loud, jacked-up trucks are stupid.

I also think men wearing skinny jeans look ridiculous. I'd rather see a man in camo than in skinny jeans, actually.

Congrats on going back to school. Never too late! My mom got her degree at 46.
I'm from here.

I have lived elsewhere. When I was much younger, I thought this place was dull as dirt and I could only be satisfied if I moved further west. Did a stint in Chicagoland and realized that I really do love it here in NC.

Granted, I've not lived out east where you do. Eastern NC is my least favorite part of the state.

No matter where you go in this country or any other, you'll always find a view or a place that'll top another you've seen.

I can tell you that living outside NC was good for me.

Maybe you should move, too.

Fwiw, I didn't get my first masters until I was 41. I got my BA at 33. I took time off and was very nontraditional in my educational pursuits.

I'm in another grad program now, in fact. Just because I felt like doing it.

Go on out and do some things and see what you like.
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Old 04-28-2017, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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No matter where you go in this country or any other, you'll always find a view or a place that'll top another you've seen.
I know I have and not in a good way! I've seen some s*** since I've been here.

(Piece of advice to anyone: Avoid Danville like the plague.)
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:03 AM
 
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I know I have and not in a good way! I've seen some s*** since I've been here.

(Piece of advice to anyone: Avoid Danville like the plague.)
I know that Danville is in VA, but the mentality there is a lot like eastern NC from what I've seen. I dated a girl from Danville back in 2001. How about she broke up with me because I accepted evolution as a reasonable explanation for how living things (human and non-human) change over time. She was perfectly fine with premarital sex, drinking, smoking, meeting dudes at the club, watching porn videos, and having a child out of wedlock......but EVOLUTION was the "devil" lol.

When I attended NC A&T in the late 1990s, the girls there from eastern NC were the same way. Loose as a goose but somehow "saved" and "blessed". Many of the eastern NC dudes were selling drugs on campus by the way.

Since those were my experiences of some eastern NC people who made it to college; I can't imagine what the high school drop-outs from ENC were like!
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Old 04-28-2017, 02:25 PM
 
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I know that Danville is in VA, but the mentality there is a lot like eastern NC from what I've seen. I dated a girl from Danville back in 2001. How about she broke up with me because I accepted evolution as a reasonable explanation for how living things (human and non-human) change over time. She was perfectly fine with premarital sex, drinking, smoking, meeting dudes at the club, watching porn videos, and having a child out of wedlock......but EVOLUTION was the "devil" lol.

When I attended NC A&T in the late 1990s, the girls there from eastern NC were the same way. Loose as a goose but somehow "saved" and "blessed". Many of the eastern NC dudes were selling drugs on campus by the way.

Since those were my experiences of some eastern NC people who made it to college; I can't imagine what the high school drop-outs from ENC were like!
Lol maybe you should chill with the stereotypes I'm from ENC and have more education than you and don't get me started on the disgusting people schlepping around Charlotte and it's NASCAR outliers

And Danville isn't worse than say hickory or lenior
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Old 04-28-2017, 05:15 PM
 
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Lol maybe you should chill with the stereotypes I'm from ENC and have more education than you and don't get me started on the disgusting people schlepping around Charlotte and it's NASCAR outliers

And Danville isn't worse than say hickory or lenior
Let's keep this thread on topic shall we....





I attempted to share a Kinston video, but I couldn't find one without explicit language. Keep in mind that these are the type of videos that come up by simply typing the names of these cities. It's not like you have to go digging for dirt.

Since you are a native of ENC, I have some honest questions.

Is the area as bad as people claim?

If so, what will it take to save the region?

What happened with the Global Transpark effort in Kinston?

Education is great, but someone still has to fix, build, and drive the bus that engineers designed. What is ENC lacking; the engineers, the bus drivers or both?

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Old 04-28-2017, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'm turning 29 this month. I was born and raised in eastern North Carolina. I have traveled a lot but have never had an address outside of NC.

My whole life, I liked it well enough. It was all I really knew, I guess. But now, I suppose since I've visited other places so much, I have just gotten to the point where I really do hate it here.

Sure, there are things that I love about NC. I'm a country girl at heart...I love my country music, and I love country cooking. My family is here. I love that our state has beaches and mountains.

But...I just don't want to live here anymore.

In some ways, this place feels like a total cesspool. So many people here don't value education. So many think "so-and-so is doing real good these days...she got her a job at Wal-Mart, and I guess the kids are staying with their deddy some while she's working now, I'm sure glad he stepped up a little bit since he got out of jail! She said he even got his GED!" So many rednecks with their stupid, noisy jacked-up trucks and Mossy Oak crap. So many hog houses and trailers. The smell of turkey ****. So many drugs...I know they are a problem everywhere, but my goodness.

And then you have places like Raleigh. Fewer rednecks, for sure. But Raleigh just feels like a "fake" city that was built to appease the North Carolina elite and the transplants who came here to work in the Triangle. Sure, there are places to go, places to shop and places to eat, but it still feels...well..."boring." Bland. Like everything got built because it kinda had to be, as a natural progression...I do know that tech and health care things are going on in the Triangle, so I'm not talking about that, but more like as a place to live in general...

And even the things that I love about our state are all, well, half-assed. Sure, I love our Southern food, but it doesn't have the same culture as, say, food from Louisiana. I love that we have beaches, but they're nothing compared to the beaches in Florida. Yes, we have mountains, and they're gorgeous...until you visit the Rockies.

I know this seems like a long rant, and it kinda is, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has or has had similar thoughts?

Lol that is so funny and probably true, basically your typical Bass Pro Shops and Wal-Mart shopper lol


Tell us states or places you do like then...I live in MD currently also looking to move.
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