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Old 10-03-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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. . I have NO DESIRE to move to place where people sit on the porch all day watching the neighbors then telling the town about what they saw. .
I have no idea what that means.

I like sitting on my porch, the view is nice.

You are scared of moving to West Virginia?

http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/states/virginia.html (broken link)

171 criminal alien sex offenders in Virginia?
http://www.ice.gov/pi/news/newsreleases/articles/080220richmond.htm

gangs in Richmond?
http://www.ice.gov/pi/news/newsreleases/articles/080627richmond.htm (broken link)

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2007/data/table_69.html (broken link)

http://www.vsp.state.va.us/WantedPersons.shtm

militant jihadist network in Northern Virginia?
http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2004/January/04_crm_030.htm

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Old 10-03-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Although I hate opening up threads that have been cold for a long time, the OP was scared about and the culture shock associated with moving from a big city to a small town WV. And although Beckley is hailed as being a city on this thread, anyone used to major metropolitan living would not view it as such.

Also enjoyed yet another overblown post directed towards immigrant populations. Just because there is one small group of "militant jihadists" in Northern VA doesn't imply that anyone under the sun who is from a middle eastern nation (and there are tens of thousands up here) engages in that type of behavior. Nor does it speak for the relative safety of an entire geographic area. If you want to expand that line of thinking, an American terrorist neo-nazi group called the National Alliance is based in WV, near Marlington to be exact. I guess that means WV is an unsafe and scary place to live.

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Old 10-03-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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Although I hate opening up threads that have been cold for a long time, the OP was scared about and the culture shock associated with moving from a big city to a small town WV. And although Beckley is hailed as being a city on this thread, anyone used to major metropolitan living would not view it as such.

Also enjoyed yet another overblown post directed towards immigrant populations. Just because there is one small group of "militant jihadists" in Northern VA doesn't imply that anyone under the sun who is from a middle eastern nation (and there are tens of thousands up here) engages in that type of behavior. Nor does it speak for the relative safety of an entire geographic area. If you want to expand that line of thinking, an American terrorist neo-nazi group called the National Alliance is based in WV, near Marlington to be exact. I guess that means WV is an unsafe and scary place to live.
Bah!

I wasn't pointing at illegals, but if you want to go there with a smear of "overblown" and referring me to Nazi's, I'll tell you to go **** yourself. You are way out of line.

I was pulling crime in Virginia because it's dense for somebody in Virginia to be scared of living here. It just so happens some of that crime was illegals. Why? Because, they have a huge illegal alien population in Virginia. The gang activity link in Richmond I posted had nothing to do with illegals, neither did the table of state by state crime.

You pro-illegals types are all alike, you try to sound nice, but you're a hateful bunch, and hypocrites.

Welcome to my ignore list.
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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I wasn't referring you to the nazis, I was merely giving an example of a group that could be considered terror-like by American standards. Given that fact, I was implying that organized elements of crime exist everywhere and therefore they cannot really be used to judge the safety of an area.

I'm glad you've taken it upon yourself to tell people when they are being "out of line." Your borderline paranoia of immigrants and all the commentary that comes with that has been "out of line" for quite some time.

I don't think I've ever really said I was pro-illegal, I just think people should be given a chance at a better life. If that means coming to America, a country founded on immigration, than so be it.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go enjoy my weekend. I'm already more than amused that someone on an anonymous online forum added me to their "ignore list."
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Old 10-04-2008, 02:40 AM
 
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Generally speaking, a large part of the un-educated part of America considers Wv and it's people to be borderline paranoia and a sub group of mis-fits...goes back to the indian killing days of Lew Wetzel and the Morgans...now that war has been abolished, we are not needed...

I think I'll check the creek...a whale might need saving. Give 'em Hell, Mtneeratheart.

So far, our family has included, in my generation, 1 Philipino, 1 German, 1 Jamacian, 1 Jew from Mass, 1 Aussie, 1 Hungarian, 1 Italian .....They all fit...and it's been interesting...foods, talk...ideas and education levels and the backgrounds...most of all, I like them...
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