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David Koresh liked Waco....

He sure is spending a lot of time in my hometown though, and will be for quite awhile lol.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:45 AM TommyTheCat is offline  
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He sure is spending a lot of time in my hometown though, and will be for quite awhile lol.
Found out my aunt is buried in the same cemetary
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Ya, I'm a centrist Texan who usually takes to the right on big issues and that bugs me as well (also not Christian like TommytheCat). And Texas was middle of the pack in public schooling when I was still in it.

Honestly people are taking the "ultra right wing" and "redneck" stuff a bit far in this thread. These things are not even riding on the surface much less thrown in your face like people are making it seem.

Not in Houston, Dallas, or San Antonio. But drive for an hour in any direction out of the major cities and you'll find nothing but backwards, redneck attitudes and prejudices. I've seen it all over the state, but it's relatively easy to avoid if you stay urban. The vast majority of them don't want anything to do with big city folk anyway.
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I spent almost 6 years in a small town (Montgomery, TX) about an hour north of Houston. There were plenty of people on farms and lots of cowboys, but there certainly weren't too many backwards redneck attitudes or prejudices. It was a great community, great schools, great people in general. Far better than the vast majority of people I've run into in any 'urban' areas. Lot's of the suburbs and outlying small towns near the Houston area are really great places, people just write them off because of preconceived notions (and not entirely incorrect) of the city itself.
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Not in Houston, Dallas, or San Antonio. But drive for an hour in any direction out of the major cities and you'll find nothing but backwards, redneck attitudes and prejudices. I've seen it all over the state, but it's relatively easy to avoid if you stay urban. The vast majority of them don't want anything to do with big city folk anyway.

I hate to tell you this, but you are quite wrong about every one of the assumptions you posted.
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I hate to tell you this, but you are quite wrong about every one of the assumptions you posted.

I disagree. I found similar people.
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You are going to find backwood redneck small towns in any state you visit.
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You are going to find backwood redneck small towns in any state you visit.

in any country you visit.
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How are you getting around the visa requirements? ie work permits
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How are you getting around the visa requirements? ie work permits

It's a long road ahead of me still but from what my university has shown me, companies are hiring in the US from outside. If a company hires you, you're a-ok in terms of work permit.
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Texas is pretty nice. The weather can be frustrating at times (it went from 70 on thursday to 40 and snowing friday/saturday and is back up to at least 70 again) and yeah, it gets really hot. Listen to all the people calling Houston a shithole, it is. Not even people from Houston like Houston. As a Canadian, you'd probably enjoy Austin the most. I live in the northern suburbs of DFW (grew up in east plano/north richardson) and while I like Dallas somewhat, it's not as good of a city as other US cities and it's certainly not as nice a place to live as Austin. Don't actually LIVE in a major city if you can avoid it, try to live in the suburbs. There's plenty of cheap apartments in the suburbs and the schools are way better. The only reason there ever is to go to the city (besides visiting people) is to enjoy a nice restaurant or club or concert or something.
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The only reason there ever is to go to the city (besides visiting people) is to enjoy a nice restaurant or club or concert or something.

Or if you work there. In Austin, at least, an awful lot of the high tech jobs are located within the city limits.
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