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Proud of my state for once!
#11
RE: Proud of my state for once!
I personally would much rather live in KC than Chicago.  But I have no great wish to live in either of those cities.

As for the fountains, KCMO has more working fountains than any city in the world.  Rome has more fountains, but many of them are ancient and do not work anymore.


St. Louis has (or had; it has been a while since I have seen either one) a better zoo than KC.  And I can tell you where to get good pizza in Columbia, MO, if that is ever of use to you.

I have traveled a good deal in the U.S., and think that you are lucky, relatively speaking, to be moving to KC.  I can understand one liking Madison, Wisconsin, or New Orleans, LA, but otherwise, one would have to go near one of the coasts to live in a better city.  (Wilderness areas, though, are another matter, and one might prefer some remote area in the Rockies to a city, depending on one's temperament.)

Of course, there are those who would disagree with me.  But there are always people who are wrong about things.

"A wise man ... proportions his belief to the evidence."
— David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Section X, Part I.
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#12
RE: Proud of my state for once!
(October 7, 2015 at 11:44 pm)Ayen Wrote: Unfortunately for me, I'm on the Kansas side. And I haven't seen anything as hopeful around here.

My Beloved and son are in Gardner, though I'll be getting a place on, and moving us to, the Missouri side. This state sucks, but Kansas is a train wreck!

I formerly lived in north Lawrence and worked in Topeka. Met my Beloved at an E. O. Wilson speech in Lawrence at the Lied Center, waiting in line for book autographs. She was a senior in Biology at KU, at the time. I worked for the Department of Environment.

And the rest is history, as they say. Big Grin
A Christian told me: if you were saved you cant lose your salvation. you're sealed with the Holy Ghost

I replied: Can I refuse? Because I find the entire concept of vicarious blood sacrifice atonement to be morally abhorrent, the concept of holding flawed creatures permanently accountable for social misbehaviors and thought crimes to be morally abhorrent, and the concept of calling something "free" when it comes with the strings of subjugation and obedience perhaps the most morally abhorrent of all... and that's without even going into the history of justifying genocide, slavery, rape, misogyny, religious intolerance, and suppression of free speech which has been attributed by your own scriptures to your deity. I want a refund. I would burn happily rather than serve the monster you profess to love.

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#13
RE: Proud of my state for once!
(October 7, 2015 at 11:50 pm)Pyrrho Wrote: I personally would much rather live in KC than Chicago.  But I have no great wish to live in either of those cities.

As for the fountains, KCMO has more working fountains than any city in the world.  Rome has more fountains, but many of them are ancient and do not work anymore.

St. Louis has (or had; it has been a while since I have seen either one) a better zoo than KC.  And I can tell you where to get good pizza in Columbia, MO, if that is ever of use to you.

I have traveled a good deal in the U.S., and think that you are lucky, relatively speaking, to be moving to KC.  I can understand one liking Madison, Wisconsin, or New Orleans, LA, but otherwise, one would have to go near one of the coasts to live in a better city.  (Wilderness areas, though, are another matter, and one might prefer some remote area in the Rockies to a city, depending on one's temperament.)

Of course, there are those who would disagree with me.  But there are always people who are wrong about things.

I go to St. Louis to see a specialist, every couple of months. I travel through Columbia on my way to visit my Beloved, every time I go, though I have little reason to stop there for food.

I'm giving serious consideration to trying to relocate to Denver eventually, once I build up enough of a client base to support moving the shop a second time. I'm also eyeing Santa Fe and (possibly) Portland.

For now, having failed to convince my Beloved to move here to SE Missouri where my shop is currently located, I'm just trying to get closer to them so we can all live together. I'd like to not sleep alone for ~27-28 nights out of every month, as is currently the case. Sad
A Christian told me: if you were saved you cant lose your salvation. you're sealed with the Holy Ghost

I replied: Can I refuse? Because I find the entire concept of vicarious blood sacrifice atonement to be morally abhorrent, the concept of holding flawed creatures permanently accountable for social misbehaviors and thought crimes to be morally abhorrent, and the concept of calling something "free" when it comes with the strings of subjugation and obedience perhaps the most morally abhorrent of all... and that's without even going into the history of justifying genocide, slavery, rape, misogyny, religious intolerance, and suppression of free speech which has been attributed by your own scriptures to your deity. I want a refund. I would burn happily rather than serve the monster you profess to love.

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#14
RE: Proud of my state for once!
(October 8, 2015 at 12:06 am)TheRocketSurgeon Wrote: I'm giving serious consideration to trying to relocate to Denver eventually, once I build up enough of a client base to support moving the shop a second time. I'm also eyeing Santa Fe and (possibly) Portland.

I bet Santa Fe would give you both a decent customer base and a local culture that would accept your nonconformity.

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#15
RE: Proud of my state for once!
Heh.

Long live the queen Tongue

... And her loyal subjects too, plz and ty.
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Where the dear and the strangers can play
Where sometimes is heard a discouraging word
But the skies are not stormy all day
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#16
RE: Proud of my state for once!
Imma cry. Clap

(October 7, 2015 at 11:50 pm)Pyrrho Wrote: Of course, there are those who would disagree with me.  But there are always people who are wrong about things.

QFT.
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#17
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That is really wonderful to see!

Bigotry is being diluted out? I hope so!
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#18
RE: Proud of my state for once!
(October 7, 2015 at 11:44 pm)Ayen Wrote: Unfortunately for me, I'm on the Kansas side. And I haven't seen anything as hopeful around here.

I hear you, Ayen!  (Another KC AF person?  With the Rocket team joining us soon?  Here in redneck hell?  We'll need to make a pitcher of margaritas.  Daily.  Or something.)   I live on the Missouri side, but am currently working in KS.  I have a heck of a commute . . . 

Nice to "meet" you!    Tongue
"The family that prays together...is brainwashing their children."- Albert Einstein
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#19
RE: Proud of my state for once!
(October 8, 2015 at 1:41 am)Parkers Tan Wrote:
(October 8, 2015 at 12:06 am)TheRocketSurgeon Wrote: I'm giving serious consideration to trying to relocate to Denver eventually, once I build up enough of a client base to support moving the shop a second time. I'm also eyeing Santa Fe and (possibly) Portland.

I bet Santa Fe would give you both a decent customer base and a local culture that would accept your nonconformity.

I would love to move to Denver . . . I have family there.  Keep me posted on the Rocket team's whereabouts!
"The family that prays together...is brainwashing their children."- Albert Einstein
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