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Old 04-10-2020, 03:41 PM   #121 (permalink)
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Go figure.

The "City" has actually hired a firm to promote the city and drag all these bastids here. Taxpayer funded. Love that socialism.

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So the streets of New York are deserted except for feral animals, but small town everywhere is over-run?
That's what I'm seeing.
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I can't remember enough to find it, but there's this country song about having to move West again that went "Time to move there's too many people, why, just yesterday I saw a Church steeple."
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No you don't. That takes sitting down together and having an adult discussion about the lack of jobs where you live today and the availability of jobs in more populated areas and how you being employed full time can benefit the entire family. If your mother doesn't want to move with you so you both can enjoy a better life then that is her decision not yours.
Piece of cake when money is your only criteria.
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Piece of cake when money is your only criteria.
So perhaps the question is, for what reasons are they staying?

EDIT: My wife's family has an interesting (to me) issue. They all live in a fairly blighted part of Detroit. None of them want to move because they want to stay near family, but all of them say they would move if it weren't for that.
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So the streets of New York are deserted except for feral animals, but small town everywhere is over-run?

Not where I live...





Downtown of my little city, taken last week... ain't nobody here but us viruses!

When my folks moved the family here from Toronto in the mid-80's, the population was 21k. It's still 21k. Like a lot of Canadian/U.S. cities, the big factories and good manufacturing jobs went away in the 90's/00's, so the council started marketing to lure retirees away from nearby bigger cities -- cash in your big city real estate and live some place quiet & inexpensive. Seems to be working?
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You're really not that far away.
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Nope, not too far! I've sailed a couple of times on Lake Champlain on the VT side. Very nice.
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So perhaps the question is, for what reasons are they staying?
Hell, I was born here, and I was raised here, and dadgum it I'm going to die here!

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