what's the best state to live in?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, Jan 24, 2007.


  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    I'm sure we've all found our niches in the rock.
    I always cuss wisconsin the last two, weeks of January, it's typically the coldest harshest time of year, So figuring in gun climate, employment availability, growing season, taxation and general cost of living: where would you move to given a chance??[flag]
     
  2. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    TN

    Full Auto/suppressor legal/no income tax (but high sales tax)/low RE Taxes/just a few really cold winter days/some really hot weather in summer (negative).

    Wyoming/Black Hills SD -- I just like the country and it has some of the same TN benefits. Problem: my wife would never go there.
     
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  3. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Ditto. If I had my druthers I would move to Wyoming. But aside from that Eastern Okla. and Western Arkansas is one of the safest places to be on any threat maps that I have seen. Distance from nuclear targets, fallout patterns, distance from New Madrid fault line etc.
     
  4. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Having lived in Indiana (Central & Southern), Kentucky (Louisville area), Maryland briefly, Missouri (SW-Ozarks/Branson Area), Minnesota (Minneapolis), Florida (Jacksonville area), I have to put in a vote for Indiana.

    I can't speak to the 44 states I've not lived in, though I've visited probably another 10 or 12.

    Indiana is pretty loose with it's gun laws.
    Cost of living is pretty low.
    4 very distinct seasons are nice.
    People are a little friendlier than a lot of places.

    Here in Central IN, the illegals aren't making near the progress as in other places (Southern IN/Louisville KY area is overrun and one reason I left).

    I value Hunting and Fishing opportunities and unfortunately Indiana would be the worst of all the above states. The game and fish are there, but you have to work harder at finding a good place. Knowing a lot of farmers really helps.

    Employment opportunities I've always kinda viewed as personal standards, If you want work bad enough, it's there, just maybe not paying as much as you'd like.


    Overall, I rate Indiana as acceptable.
     
  5. gillman7

    gillman7 Monkey+++

    I also like Eastern Oklahoma, pretty liberal Gun Laws, Homeschooling Friendly, not overly populated. I would probably move closer to the AR border, down in the Ouachita Mountains. Pretty even climate most of the time.

    If not here, then second choice, ID. Pretty independent citizens, beautiful country.
     
  6. oldteacher

    oldteacher Monkey+++

    Does anyone have any numbers for how many people have become more interested in survival prepareness either through purchases or more hits on websites? I have picked up a renewed awareness from local people who are not imaginative or easily frightened. I noticed that rural states with few targets have gained up to a fifty percent population increase. Anybody got any numbers to back up this perception that people are getting prepared but keeping it quiet. (They don't want to be regarded as a lunatic).
     
  7. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    edited to add quote by :"oldteacher"

    Does anyone have any numbers for how many people have become more interested in survival prepareness either through purchases or more hits on websites? I have picked up a renewed awareness from local people who are not imaginative or easily frightened. I noticed that rural states with few targets have gained up to a fifty percent population increase. Anybody got any numbers to back up this perception that people are getting prepared but keeping it quiet. (They don't want to be regarded as a lunatic).


    Just what's wrong with lunatics? Some of the sanest folks I know are lunatics...[LMAO]

    Perhaps Snowbyrd can give you a feel for that one???
     
  8. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I definately prefer the state of denial over all the others. In this state, we aren't bothered by federal government intervention and live free, as americans were meant to. There are no liberal or conservative agendas to confuse the issues either. We can wake up at what ever time of the morning we want to and only have to go to work when we are ready. You don't even need to vote here because officials are appointed during happy hour at hooters every day. Our tax dollars are wisely spent and our dollar is inflation proof because it is backed by silver linings sown in puffy white clouds.Our air is clean and our water is pure. Gasoline is .23 a gallon. Beer is served at drinking fountains and our one policeman spends most of his time awaiting retirement so he can get back to fishing.
     
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  9. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    [fnny][fnny] [applaud][applaud]I thought I saw you once or twice...
     
  10. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Yeah Sea I used to live there. Back in the 70's. With a little help from my friends, if you know what I mean.[stoner]
     
  11. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I am happy in Texas, but if I ever had to leave the Great State of Texas, I think it would probably be for Tenn.
     
  12. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    hear much about the ttc project??
     
  13. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You mean the biggest land grab in history? I am not sure if it is going to happen or not, there is a lot of opposition to it.
     
  14. Rancher

    Rancher Specialist

    [fnny][fnny] [LMAO] [flag] [applaud][touchdown][touchdown]
     
  15. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I'm shocked I tell you, truly shocked, that none of you are expressing an interest in moving to New England. Throught the years, New Englanders gained a reputation for hard work, shrewdness, thrift, and ingenuity.

    Alas, times change.........

    Now we are looking for a few good men and women who can help us fight the ever increasing erosion of our culture by every damn liberal who thinks New England is "quaint" and decides to envade us then change our communities into "little Californias."

    Please come to New England and help us fight the liberal monster.
     
  16. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Nuts. I left there at least in part for that wonderful escape land for the former Kali inhabitants. (Besides, living there is too damn expensive for the likes of me.)[booze]
     
  17. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member


    The Libertarian party is trying to get people to move to New Hampshire. The free state project. Get enough like minded people to move to one area and you can influence the legislation and political atmosphere of that area. They were divided between NH and Wyoming.
     
  18. sheen_estevez

    sheen_estevez Monkey+++

    I go through periods where I don't like Wisc. January and February can be down right nasty, although useful from a training standpoint, the last few winters have not been bad at all, not like years ago when winter lasted for 9 months :D If your worried about a country sending a few ICBM's this way there are things to worry about in Wisc, weather patterns, ELF communications (used to be a target) I don't find myself worried as much today about that like it was during the cold war, I find myself more worried about a few wack jobs running a dirty bomb into a city and setting that off. From that standpoint where I live is nice. Also the crime rate is low here. Although the population is changing most of my friends are "old timers" to this area and can make it through any situation that is thrown at us. With the low crime rate it makes it a nice place to raise kids.
    Now if we can just get the CCW law on the books we would be all set [gun][gun2]
     
  19. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    born in jersey.. lots of family in penn,. I don't ever want to see the "garden state PARKWAY"again...
     
  20. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    I admit winters have been mild lately( +4to +16 tomorowcan'tcomplain) remember many january's had last 2weeks of -20 , I like spring and faLL summer brings some bugs in the woods. We are only down range (in wausau) if the big missilefields get hammered and then only after a fewdays. wausau is growing (where isn't?)
    but crime is nil, traffic can hardly becalled traffic..employment is fairly available, Overall Its not bad but I like the west wyo/colo/nmex..[flag]
     
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