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Old 06-05-2007, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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In the 21 years of my life living here in Raleigh, North Carolina things have drastically changed. I was browsing the CA forum and came across this thread which kind of startled me. It sounds like LA is a more evolved version of things to come for our area unless we as citizens choose a different path.
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Old 06-05-2007, 12:21 PM
 
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The problems in that thread go way beyond just LA or RDU or any other place. The economic and political landscape in this country will only cause the gap between rich and poor to continue to grow for the forseeable future. When you think about it, unequal wealth distribution is the norm in the whole of human history. We've been really lucky to have such a strong middle class in the US since WWII but ultimately things will return to "normal".
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Old 06-05-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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the one most startling comparison between the two is the SURGING illegal alien population that is coming in non stop in both areas..
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Old 06-05-2007, 12:48 PM
 
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the one most startling comparison between the two is the SURGING illegal alien population that is coming in non stop in both areas..
Again, it is happening all over the country and all over the world for that matter.
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:08 AM
 
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I worked in LA and I can tell you that Raleigh is not even close to what LA is. There are large sections of LA where you can't get by if you don't speak Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, or some other foreign language. It's the norm for people to NOT speak English and somehow you must accommodate that. I am Korean and it still frustrated me when people couldn't speak English properly.

LA went down the toilet a long time ago. The one night I parked my car on the street there it was broken into and there was $14,000 worth of damage. The one and only night!

Raleigh could never become LA, people here actually care about other people and their city (as this thread shows). You actually talk to your neighbors, you say hi to complete strangers, your congressmen actually respond back to you when you write them an e-mail!

And the other thing about LA is that it's likely to attract more illegals because there is already a solid foundation there for them. Places like Texas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and San Diego already have a place where illegals can feel welcome, so it should disproportionately draw them to those areas.
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:34 AM
 
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thanks for your response tuxedo
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