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Old 12-16-2014, 09:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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At least in Florida, there's plenty of rural areas. The town I live in has two traffic lights, and it only has two because we had budget overage and the town next to us only had one so we put in a second one so we're better.

I commute through farms(the potato capital of Florida, no kidding!) that are acres of crops. I regularly have to wait to pass a slow moving tractor that's twice as tall as my pickup truck.

The population in Florida depends on where in Florida you stop. Some areas are blue, some red. If you land in a college town, that's the kind of people you get.

People are people are people. No matter where they live, it's all still just people.
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I like the social tolerances of people I meet in coastal CA much better than the class-based and often xenophobic attitudes I've encountered in the Midwest and other regions of the US.

As for the idea that its the 1% vs the 99% here, the more accurate statistic is that its the 20% vs the 80%. And in metropolitan San Diego another interesting statistic emerges: 80% of the adult population are enrolled in or employed by an institute of higher ed (college).
I agree with you on the xenophobia point. It's depressing how insular some of my countrymen can be at times. That same mentality leads all too often to racially motivated ire, and that's a sad state for this modern age.

Personally, I am attracted to people from the far lands who have no roots here. I assume there must be interesting circumstances for them to end up in Omaha, and those can be good drinking stories. (Plus, we need more weirdos up here and I am more than eager to cultivate a population in line with my oddness)
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I agree with you on the xenophobia point. It's depressing how insular some of my countrymen can be at times. That same mentality leads all too often to racially motivated ire, and that's a sad state for this modern age.

Personally, I am attracted to people from the far lands who have no roots here. I assume there must be interesting circumstances for them to end up in Omaha, and those can be good drinking stories. (Plus, we need more weirdos up here and I am more than eager to cultivate a population in line with my oddness)
That's why I don't go out much.
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As a brown skinned gay person, there are many areas in the US I would not consider visiting, let alone live in. That's more important than what I can grow. Every place has it's pockets of difference and acceptable norms, of course, as wolfyhound pointed out.
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