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Old 07-20-2016, 07:56 PM   #316
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Funny enough my wife is being recruited by a company outside of Portland... But they don't have a position for her yet as it's a new department. So that might be a possibility.

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this is certainly an upbeat mood for the ongoing mass shootings thread.
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Old 07-20-2016, 11:22 PM   #318
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this is certainly an upbeat mood for the ongoing mass shootings thread.

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Old 07-20-2016, 11:25 PM   #319
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Or go to San Diego, where both summer is 75, winter is 65, and clouds don't exist except for the beautiful and refreshing summer marine layer.


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San Diego is much hotter than 75 in summer. Usually it's decent May-July. But August-October are brutal or have been last two years.

But winter is wonderful. Coldest it gets during day is 55 and that's for about a week.

If you can get a place with a/c, you're in good shape.

I was in Portland this last weekend. Weirdest, dirtiest city I've ever been to. Horrible traffic, little to no humor, and honestly the fattest most out of shape population I've ever seen.

And I spent 35 years in Iowa.

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I rent a 4-bedroom rowhouse with three friends that is located about three miles outside of Philadelphia. The rent is a hair over $2000 total.
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I was in Portland this last weekend. Weirdest, dirtiest city I've ever been to. Horrible traffic, little to no humor, and honestly the fattest most out of shape population I've ever seen.


Really? I had the exact opposite reaction. All I saw were lovely neighborhoods, mildly annoying hipsters who were also very keen on supporting your living your best life now, plus we did some gorgeous hikes and visited wineries along the Hood River. Plus I had the single best Thai meal of my life at Pok Pok. Granted, the weather was perfect which helps, but it was near paradisical.

It seems strange for someone from SoCal to call the PNW "dirty" -- and I like SoCal a lot. (I don't mean that in a confrontational way).

You want dirty, spend some time in ILLadelphia. ;-)
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Old 07-21-2016, 12:09 AM   #323
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I have a 3-bedroom 2000 sq ft house with a pool for $1550. Practically the same price. 10 miles out of downtown Orlando but in Florida 10 miles is 15 minutes.
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Really? I had the exact opposite reaction. All I saw were lovely neighborhoods, mildly annoying hipsters who were also very keen on supporting your living your best life now, plus we did some gorgeous hikes and visited wineries along the Hood River. Plus I had the single best Thai meal of my life at Pok Pok. Granted, the weather was perfect which helps, but it was near paradisical.

It's a gorgeous area around Portland. The falls and just so much green.

I just found people being weird for the sake of it. Not the most friendly, and that's coming from San Diego. But I spent a ton of my life in Iowa, where people are just naturally friendly.

I was really hopeful for Portland (my fiancé and I are looking to move), but I just did not get a good vibe there. Totally on me, and don't mean to paint a broad stroke of everyone in the area. But it was by far the least likable city I've ever been too.


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can we get back on topic, please?
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It's a gorgeous area around Portland. The falls and just so much green.

I just found people being weird for the sake of it. Not the most friendly, and that's coming from San Diego. But I spent a ton of my life in Iowa, where people are just naturally friendly.

I was really hopeful for Portland (my fiancé and I are looking to move), but I just did not get a good vibe there. Totally on me, and don't mean to paint a broad stroke of everyone in the area. But it was by far the least likable city I've ever been too.


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Ok, fair enough. There is a self-aware weirdness. The ice cream flavors at Salt-n-Sundry were beyond Portlandia parody.

I love Seattle too.

(And I like Philly).
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Ok back on topic.

I felt I would have been shot if I didn't smoke a cig or wear socks with my Birkenstocks.

Things have settled again on guns. It's only been a week since 3 cops were killed.

Which makes me wonder, if there law enforcement officers were killed (and a few more hurt) responding to a situation of a known possible shooter on loose, what chance do us regular folk stand against shooters?

These people were trained for situations like this, and they lost their lives.

So the idea of arming all citizens to protect each other against bad guys seems illogical.

I get the fantasy though. I would love to be a hero, whether it's saving the day with a gun or my bare hands (I have over a decade of martial arts training). But I'm not delusional. If I'm in an active shooting scenario, I'm most likely going to run. Gun or not


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What about those 3 unarmed Americans in Paris on that train?
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