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Old September 7, 2012, 06:13 PM   #151
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Originally Posted by Zeeemu
Life could be tweaked a little to better suit me but I ain't complaining. Compared to how most humans on this planet live I've got it far better than 99+% of those living today or those who've ever lived - in all of human history. It's a wonderful time to be alive in this great land of ours.
Great outlook, good attitude to have. We truly are fortunate here in the USA .
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Old September 7, 2012, 06:34 PM   #152
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Native Texan, expat now. Lived in upstate New York and Chicago and then Denver growing up (Dad was a UAL Pilot). Now domiciled in western Colorado, since 1980. Good firearms laws, outstanding elk hunting, trout fishing and mild weather. I see no reason to leave Colorado. I see every reason to stay.
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Old September 7, 2012, 09:37 PM   #153
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My wife and I live in Western South Dakota. We moved here from a big city in Colorado when I retired and bought a farm. I live here because its a good place to be in these times. A rural lifestyle fits me fine. There are Deer and Turkey on my farm. Antelope and Elk are not far away nor are sharptails, huns, and pheasants. Most of the people are laid back and easy going. Its conservative in both its political views and its social views. We are close to Montana and Wyoming and can be on the Big Horn in just a few hours.
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Old September 8, 2012, 10:14 AM   #154
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Originally Posted by jim in Anchorage View Post
Where is TBD?
Montana is TBD for now.
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Old September 8, 2012, 12:09 PM   #155
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I live in the Twin Falls area of Idaho...moved here from San Diego to be closer to my father and i know one thing....I AINT goin back lol
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Old September 8, 2012, 07:15 PM   #156
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I am fine with people having a negative view of the South. You are absolutely correct, stay where you are. It is much better there.
God Bless James Dickey and his "scarecrow", Deliverance. Forty years later, it is still working it's magic. Talk about a piece of genius craftsmanship.

Now, if we can abolish air conditioning, things will be back to normal.
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Old September 9, 2012, 10:00 AM   #157
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"Now, if we can abolish air conditioning, things will be back to normal."

I love the south, spent three years at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery without air conditioning - more than 50 years ago. Summers were fine and long but infrequent Winter snowy streets that became iced over were hilarious - and more than a bit scary.

Traffic in town looked like the Keystone Kops. People spinning their tires trying to gain momentum while at the next stoplight all locking their brakes and sliding into each other. I quickly learned to stay on base during such events. I wonder if driving habits have changed much?

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Old September 9, 2012, 11:16 AM   #158
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I wonder if driving habits have changed much?

A little infrequent snow will close the state down in a Govenor declared state of emergency, call out the National Gaurd and close schools.
I make a ton of money pulling people out ditches, with my truck.
Grocery shelves get emptied.
And it it all melts by noon the day
Hit the report button if you find a problem.

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Old September 9, 2012, 11:39 AM   #159
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Born in So Cal (Fullerton - Orange County). There used to be an outdoor range there where my dad would take us to plink.

Left for Oregon when I got my first job. Lived there - in Grants Pass. Great places to shoot. Then headed on up to WA state for the last 25 years or so, have moved around a bit. Great weather, great outdoors, clean air. Liberal lunacy area, but don't come after our guns and not like CA in that one regard!
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Old September 9, 2012, 02:58 PM   #160
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Folks, like a ton of my uncles and wives, came up from Arkansas when I was three(1950). Dad worked GM 30 years. I went to U of M. Then passed michigan bar and been here since. Daughter is now senior at U of M. Go Blue.
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Old September 9, 2012, 08:13 PM   #161
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Summers were fine and long but infrequent Winter snowy streets that became iced over were hilarious - and more than a bit scary.
You must have been one tough SOB if Summers were fine in Montgomery. I have a $600 power bill in the Summer because I prefer to keep the internal temp below 80. It was cool last night and today barely got to 90 but I left my truck out in the sun and the internal temp was 104 this afternoon. In my lifertime we have one significant snow event that lasted more than two days and that was back in 1972 or so when we got 14 inches in March. We shut down schools if there is a threat of snow or ice because we have no equipment to deal with it. You can't even buy hot dog buns if the forecast calls for snow as the grocery stores empty out completely.
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Old September 9, 2012, 11:00 PM   #162
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"You must have been one tough SOB if Summers were fine in Montgomery."

Nope, not that tough but I was only 20 years young then and long hot Summers were a treat compared to Missouri ice storm Winters.

Besides, air conditioning wasn't an option. These days, Summers without AC would be miserable. How soft I've become.
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Old September 11, 2012, 12:23 PM   #163
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I currently live in northern Alabama. I was originally from the Chicago metro area and had lived there all my life, until a job offer from AL got me to move. That was over 10 years ago, and you could not pay me to move back. I love the outdoor opportunities around here, the weather, the people, and the freedom from Chicago politics that taints the whole state of IL.

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Old September 12, 2012, 09:27 AM   #164
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I currently live the Phoenix metro area (East Valley).
Grew up in Southern Calif. The day I graduated college, I moved to AZ. Moved to Tucson in the late 70's and loved it there. Perfect sized town. I love the desert environment, and even our hot summers. Moved to Brisbane, Australia in '83 just for grins (I have the Oz equivalent of a green card). Moved back to US in 1990, when it was getting too expensive to raise a family in Australia with the objective of going back to Tucson. However the job I found was in Tempe, so we settled here. I didn't want to be moving the kids around, so we stayed. I don't like how huge and crowded the area has become, and would prefer a medium sized town, but the house is paid, our friends are here, etc. etc. Life catches up with you. I don't think I'd ever not live in the desert. Every time I go to SoCal for work, I'm so glad I left! Not for me.
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Old September 12, 2012, 10:32 AM   #165
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I live in Texas because of the business friendly law makers, the people are great and the conservative values in MOST of the state. Also there is not state income tax, the huge diversity in the terrain, and the weather is awesome most of the time.
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Old September 12, 2012, 10:35 AM   #166
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Dallas Texas, see above.
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Old September 12, 2012, 08:50 PM   #167
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Southern Georgia for now due to the job. Nice area, and I am only 30 minutes from Jacksonville Florida, and 2 hours from Savannah. I am originally from south Mississippi, so long hot summers are a normal thing for me. I enjoy the laid back culture of the south, and the fishing and hunting opportunities that avail.
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Old September 12, 2012, 08:56 PM   #168
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VA where OC is legal and out right has probably the best gun laws in the country. Not to mention my CCP is valid in most adjacent states (DC and Maryland excluded)
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Old September 13, 2012, 01:09 AM   #169
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In 1966 at the ripe old age of 17 I walked out the back door of my mothers house, caught a bus going to Montgomery, Al and enlisted in the Navy. Swore to God above that I would never return to the little one horse town I grew up in. 1975 I cam back to Alabama, same one horse town and all, wound up buying my mothers house from her and raised my 3 kids there. I know just about all LEO's that matte, a few lawyers, one or two Dr's, and several real decent gun shops that treat me right. When I was around 10 or so it was not unusual to see a group of boys with 22 cal rifle, single shot shotgun. I wanted to be in a place that as close to Mayberry as possible and I think I found it. Heat and humitidy can still make me grumble but its better that shoveling 2 ft of snow. Laws here leans more to the rights of the victim rather pattin a BG on the shoulder and say aaww its gonna be alright. BG's here have sliped and stumbled while trying to simpliy sit down in back seat of a car.
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Old September 13, 2012, 02:05 AM   #170
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Moved from Manhattan NYC to Scottsdale, AZ.

My wife's job offered her a hefty promotion if we relocated.

I miss the city at times, but overall could not be happier to be out of that area - much safer here and the GUN LAWS RULE!!! Day after I landed I got my AZ drivers license and my first Glock

We are also newly married and felt that AZ would be a much better environment to raise kids in than NYC.
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Old September 13, 2012, 02:47 AM   #171
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I missed being born in Alaska by about 30 days, after 10 years, ME, then MA, NY state, PA, MA, CO, CA and now Northern Idaho. Many ways that northern ID is much like the Anchorage area with one notable exception, NO MOSQUITOES!!
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Old September 14, 2012, 03:45 AM   #172
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Raised in the Florida panhandle about a mile from the Alabama line. Moved to Birmingham after a stint in Iraq and have been in the area ever since. Alabama is my home and probably always will be.
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Old September 15, 2012, 07:04 PM   #173
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The semi-forests of Oregon.

The gun laws are great, I find new shooting spots every week, and the town I live in has less than 6k people.

Its the last stop before living in a town of no people- my own land.
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Old September 17, 2012, 02:18 AM   #174
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Born in Alaska; left when I was 17 and never looked back.

I have lived in the rolling wheat fields of the Palouse region of WA/ID since 1992.

Our weather is very similar to up in Northern Idaho (four distinct seasons) where you guys were discussing, except our summers are hotter and drier. Our temps hover around freezing most of the winter, we freeze and thaw a lot. But we have gotten cold snaps from the North with temps well below zero, even into the teens. And one low a few years back of -26. I was pretty ticked about that because I left Alaska because it was so danged COLD. I froze the first 17 years of my life!

The Boy will graduate in a couple of years which I guess would open up our options (job outlook is bright), but I sure can't think of anywhere else I would rather live.
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Old September 22, 2012, 02:03 AM   #175
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Was born & raised in God's country.
Crime is near non-existant.
The last murder was about 10 years ago.
We finally have Shall-Issue & Lotsa cow dung to shoot at - LOL.

Although I would like a house just south of Phoenix for the winter.
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