Author Topic: WHY I LIKE LIVING IN THE JACKSONVILLE AREA  (Read 3635 times)

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Re: WHY I LIKE LIVING IN THE JACKSONVILLE AREA
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2018, 02:54:56 PM »
Can I throw out a math equation as an answer?

Excellent "Urban light" neighborhood+ beach proximity+low cost of living=FU money achieved at young age

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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2018, 10:13:26 PM »
I agree with the common responses (beaches, weather, cost of living etc) but I'm gonna say a reason that no one will. Jax is in the center in terms of politics as a plus, opposed to being a leftist city. I know that many will say 'Jax is conservative' but I disagree; the democratic representation in Jax is always highly underestimated. With the US Silicon Valley shift in politics here in the internet age, there aren't any true major conservative US cities left IMO. 
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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2018, 08:58:02 AM »
I agree with the common responses (beaches, weather, cost of living etc) but I'm gonna say a reason that no one will. Jax is in the center in terms of politics as a plus, opposed to being a leftist city. I know that many will say 'Jax is conservative' but I disagree; the democratic representation in Jax is always highly underestimated. With the US Silicon Valley shift in politics here in the internet age, there aren't any true major conservative US cities left IMO.
I think Jacksonville is to the right of center on politics, but ticking ever so slowly to the center.  In my opinion that is a good thing.

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« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2018, 09:24:47 AM »
I agree with the common responses (beaches, weather, cost of living etc) but I'm gonna say a reason that no one will. Jax is in the center in terms of politics as a plus, opposed to being a leftist city. I know that many will say 'Jax is conservative' but I disagree; the democratic representation in Jax is always highly underestimated. With the US Silicon Valley shift in politics here in the internet age, there aren't any true major conservative US cities left IMO.

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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2018, 12:42:17 PM »
I agree with the common responses (beaches, weather, cost of living etc) but I'm gonna say a reason that no one will. Jax is in the center in terms of politics as a plus, opposed to being a leftist city. I know that many will say 'Jax is conservative' but I disagree; the democratic representation in Jax is always highly underestimated. With the US Silicon Valley shift in politics here in the internet age, there aren't any true major conservative US cities left IMO.

Is "typing out of your ass" an established term?
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« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2018, 02:52:48 PM »
The reason I like living here is similar to Max's - Jacksonville is in a place where individuals can really make an impact on the city just by getting out there. The groundwork is laid, the city is moving along, and now pretty much anybody who wants a say in the direction it goes can do it. The low cost of living and comparatively robust local economy certainly help. People actually getting involved and becoming invested in local things is a big change from how things were when I was growing up here in the 80s and 90s.
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« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2018, 01:05:07 AM »
I agree with the common responses (beaches, weather, cost of living etc) but I'm gonna say a reason that no one will. Jax is in the center in terms of politics as a plus, opposed to being a leftist city. I know that many will say 'Jax is conservative' but I disagree; the democratic representation in Jax is always highly underestimated. With the US Silicon Valley shift in politics here in the internet age, there aren't any true major conservative US cities left IMO.

Is "typing out of your ass" an established term?

Say something intelligent (which you are seemingly capable at times) and debate me, debunk what I said, or simply disagree like Snaketoz did. It's not hard, unless you wanna win a Stephen doppelganger contest, and brashly sound like an ahole... 

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« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2018, 05:23:18 AM »
I agree with the common responses (beaches, weather, cost of living etc) but I'm gonna say a reason that no one will. Jax is in the center in terms of politics as a plus, opposed to being a leftist city. I know that many will say 'Jax is conservative' but I disagree; the democratic representation in Jax is always highly underestimated. With the US Silicon Valley shift in politics here in the internet age, there aren't any true major conservative US cities left IMO.

Is "typing out of your ass" an established term?

Say something intelligent (which you are seemingly capable at times) and debate me, debunk what I said, or simply disagree like Snaketoz did. It's not hard, unless you wanna win a Stephen doppelganger contest, and brashly sound like an ahole...

Dude, I tried that with you on the thread about California and your response was to basically call me a liberal and insult me.

But - my apologies. You and I don't tend to see eye to eye on much of anything, but we've got a pretty cordial relationship.

I think you make a lot of unsupported statements. And I don't get the conspiracy theory you are peddling about Silicon Valley. In any event, your reasons for loving Jax are your reasons and it's not my place to tell you that you're wrong. The only points I would quibble (other than the bit about Silicon Valley, which still confuses me) are a) Jax being a 'center' politically and b) the existence of 'leftist' cities.

A) Jax might have a decent number of Democrats, but that doesn't make it 'centrist'. It's still conservative. Look at all the churches, the sprawl, the road explosion, the massive military presence (and the constant ego-massaging of the massive military presence), the inability to effectively provide public services because of a fear of taxation, etc. Jacksonville did elect a black, Democratic mayor. But he was a right-wing Clintonite 'third way' adherent, not anyone remotely 'left wing'.

B) You *might* be able to make a case for there being cities where the demographics are highly liberal (and that the governments of those cities reflect the demographics - SF is a great example). But right vs left is primarily about economics - capitalism vs socialism. Socialism (or even social democracy, for that matter) is practically non-existent on the political map in the USA. And there are no 'leftist' governments in the USA, at national, state or municipal level. The most you can argue is that some cities are more liberal than others - and that tends to be a trend with cities anyway, as urban populations tend to skew more liberal. And liberals are centrists.

Oh - and one final clarification. The main reason for the 'typing out of your ass' comment was that I don't understand why you seem so willing to see a political angle in everything. And it usually involves a conspiracy. As I said, your reasons for loving Jax are your reasons. But even a pinko like me is able to love Jax and not use the thread as a vehicle to bash the politics of the vast majority of residents.
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Re: WHY I LIKE LIVING IN THE JACKSONVILLE AREA
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2018, 10:33:31 PM »
The country's news used to be dominated by the old school New York liberals in the 90s era; they was not perfect but make more sense IMO (back when Senator Barrack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton believed in a border for this nation). The old NY dems didn't have many divisive wedge issues that the liberals have today with the Silicon shift.

I used to be a Democrat, but I switched to No Party Affiliation because the Dems (hijacked by the progressive Silicon Valley) went bonkers with their ever growing lefty wedge issues (infantilizing minorities, globalistic views, anti gun but it's okay for criminals to have them, the anti-US globalistic Paris Climate accord with the US giving tons of money to globalist bureaucrats while other countries don't have to pull their 'hypothetical' weight) I could go with others too.

I don't know what to say to you if you didn't notice the leftist paradigm shift. Could you get fired for having conservative views in the 90s? IMO unlikely. Could you get fired now with the leftist FB, Twitter etc etc for something that you said ten years ago? IMO definitely. The old NY run legacy media (CBS, NBC, ABC) are dinosaurs compared to the instant 'snap your fingers' social media of today; that's a main reason for the paradigm shift. California politics control's NY today, not the other way around when the more moderate 90's NY mainstream media was king.

Jax (along with every major US city) has many liberal run programs that's built into the politics (not to mention if you're too right of the aisle on social media that could get you fired; no political protections). The fact that a man on his own business had trouble displaying the US flag and military flags on his business should tell you that everything is not all hunky dory conservative in Jax.

IMO the layout of a city has nothing to do with being 'conservative or liberal'. Because last time I checked, a city like Memphis also has sprawling roads too, and no one would call it's politics 'conservative'. Baltimore had tons of churches in the inner city, is it still 'conservative'? The sighting of the star and stripes or a military base doesn't automatically equal 'conservative' because that's way too cliche. Also somehow a US flag proudly displayed doorside of some Philadelphia brownstone isn't so 'conservative' as one displayed an suburban house here in Glynlea; Why is that the case? San Diego is a big military city (that has their military ego constantly massaged, whatever the hell that means....) Is it a conservative city? I would say that it's centrist, or maybe even slightly left of center with Cali's bureaucratic nonsense built into the state.

As for me being 'conspiratorial' I got woke with the Silicon Valley politics theory from a sports writer named Jason Whitlock (yes he's a Fox News contributor and 'conservative', whatever that means, because twenty years ago he would be a liberal). He's very smart, and his take on modern politics is excellent IMO. I also have a piece from the Atlantic (far from being the Drudge Report) and they concurred with what I said. So there you go, one prospective from the left agrees with one on the right.

Have any issue to what I said on if it's true or not (not personal opinions of course), look it up. Google is your friend. I'm not gonna play the 'Everything I said is offbase and unsubstantiated' condescending Stephendare-esque game; I will take that as a cop out if so.
 
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Re: WHY I LIKE LIVING IN THE JACKSONVILLE AREA
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2018, 11:35:48 PM »
On a lighter note; Rockville is pretty awesome.

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« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2018, 07:33:40 AM »
Even if you aren't a golfer, the TPC can be a great event to attend.  Wednesdays are the best days to see the golfers practice.  Fun to people watch too.

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« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2018, 08:01:05 AM »
On a lighter note; Rockville is pretty awesome.

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« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2018, 09:52:06 AM »
1. The trees in Avondale on evening strolls.
2. The boating is phenomenal.
3. Talbot Island.
4. I love the restaurant scene.
5. Beaches.
6. Jaguars.
7. The windows in Ruth's Chris.
8. MetroJacksonville.com
9. The hybrid vibe of modern Florida and the old South.
10. The Riverwalk. (from RAM, the Y, the Landing and the fountain etc.)
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« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2018, 06:15:44 PM »

9. The hybrid vibe of modern Florida and the old South.


Yes, learned to embrace that Southern charm

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« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2018, 08:56:40 PM »
Don't forget-The Jacksonville Zoo.