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Local city named one of the grooviest places for hippies
Fox ^ | 8/2/13 | Mariana Hicks

Posted on 08/02/2013 10:38:47 AM PDT by Baynative

OLYMPIA – Estately.com names Olympia the second best city for hippies in the country. Estately used information including, marijuana legality and availability, number of stores selling hemp, local counter-culture icons, tie-die availability, festivals and a Facebook poll.

Read more: http://q13fox.com/2013/08/02/local-city-named-one-of-the-grooviest-places-for-hippies/#ixzz2apnTpWIW

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As stated in Estately, the “vegetarian options are abundant, and there are frequent protests.” It mentions a class held at Evergreen State College called “looking at animals,” and has the geoduck as its mascot.

Eugene, Ore. came in at number one. Perhaps it was because Ken Kesey was a native, or perhaps it’s because you can buy tie-dyed underwear from a number of stores. According to Estately, a local bicycle shop gives away free tofu every time the local Les Schwab gives away free beef.

Also on the list, Portland (#5), Ithaca, NY (#7), and Berkeley, Calif. (#8).

1 posted on 08/02/2013 10:38:47 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: Just Lori; Libertina; Lexinom; horatio; freebird5850; Horatio Gates; Ramius; HairOfTheDog; ...
WA Ping

OK, Stoat. You got me!

2 posted on 08/02/2013 10:40:05 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Baynative

Places to avoid..


3 posted on 08/02/2013 10:40:05 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: Baynative

You probably can smell them from miles away.


4 posted on 08/02/2013 10:41:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Baynative

Wow. Dirty, smelly hippies who are ALSO smug.


5 posted on 08/02/2013 10:42:57 AM PDT by clbiel (Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being decapitated)
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To: Baynative

I live here.(family reasons)

Correction: I reside here. Living and Olympia are mutually exclusive in my vernacular.


6 posted on 08/02/2013 10:43:06 AM PDT by llevrok (“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words,” Orwell wrote)
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To: Baynative

Whip the hippies’ eyes and make them cry!


7 posted on 08/02/2013 10:44:08 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: llevrok

A neighboring community to where I live was recently described in the local news rag as “the place where hipsters go to have kids”.

I’m sure the Chamber of Commerce there is just thrilled about THAT one!


8 posted on 08/02/2013 10:45:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Baynative

Peace man...got any spare change?

9 posted on 08/02/2013 10:45:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: Baynative
 photo groovy-bruce-3c958a16-original_zps5abe2119.gif
10 posted on 08/02/2013 10:46:53 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Baynative

A REAL hippie wouldn’t even know what “Facebook” is.


11 posted on 08/02/2013 10:48:10 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Baynative

The “Evergreen State College”.

Rachel Corey’s alma mater.


12 posted on 08/02/2013 10:48:23 AM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Baynative

A locus of drug culture. How charming.


13 posted on 08/02/2013 10:49:18 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: llevrok

Is ‘exist’, perhaps a more accurate term?


14 posted on 08/02/2013 10:49:35 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: tumblindice

LOL

Freaky reference, maaaan.

;]


15 posted on 08/02/2013 10:49:44 AM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Baynative

Im sure being home to the Evergreen State College had nothing to do with this rating.


16 posted on 08/02/2013 10:49:54 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Buckeye McFrog
A neighboring community to where I live was recently described in the local news rag as “the place where hipsters go to have kids”.

I was in Amherst,Massachusetts the other day,which is one of the filthiest,most Marxist towns in the nation.We saw a C5 from a nearby AF base flying overhead...pretty low...and I laughed and said to my sister "I'll bet the folks around here are thrilled to see *that*".I just wish he was flying a bit lower because those things are *loud*.

17 posted on 08/02/2013 10:51:04 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: Baynative

Berkeley = VERY rude people.

VERY much hostility.


18 posted on 08/02/2013 10:51:55 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Baynative

**Local city named one of the grooviest places for hippies**

Shout this from the rooftops!
Hand this article to every hippy you encounter!

Maybe they’ll all move out there and leave me alone.


19 posted on 08/02/2013 10:52:23 AM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: Baynative

I caught a bit of Savage last night, he was having fun with this.


20 posted on 08/02/2013 10:53:38 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: Baynative
I'm cool with some hippies


21 posted on 08/02/2013 10:56:45 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been offically denied)
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To: jpsb

Excellent memory jogger, by the way, I used to live in Olympia in the early 70s, it was a beautiful place.


22 posted on 08/02/2013 10:59:19 AM PDT by ansel12 ( The difference between libertarianism and conservatism is the libertarian liberalism, not economics)
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To: mykroar

The most pleasant places in America, if they even exist anymore, are low-crime communities with kids mowing lawns or doing their homework, dad washing the car, and an apple pie cooling on the sill next to a front door that really doesn’t need a deadbolt. These drug-culturphiles think that a peppering of head shops smelling of incense and a variety of glass pipes somehow “offsets” the relative inconvenience of vomit in the street, panhandlers, bars on windows, and tattered rave fliers staplegunned to every pole.


23 posted on 08/02/2013 11:02:16 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: WayneS
A REAL hippie wouldn’t even know what “Facebook” is.

The real ones would be approaching retirement age (assuming they ever got a haircut and a job).

24 posted on 08/02/2013 11:02:25 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Thus, my opponent's argument falls.")
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To: ansel12

I went to college in New Paltz, NY. Playboy rated us #1 in the small college category. It was fun :)


25 posted on 08/02/2013 11:02:49 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been offically denied)
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To: Salamander

Lizard king, heavy. Let’s drink some wet cement & get really stoned man.


26 posted on 08/02/2013 11:04:31 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Baynative
hippies photo: hippies hippies.jpg
27 posted on 08/02/2013 11:05:36 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Baynative
Here's the complete list:

17 Best U.S. Cities for Hippies

1. EUGENE, OR
2. OLYMPIA, WA
3. ASHEVILLE, NC
4. BOULDER, CO
5. PORTLAND, OR
6. BURLINGTON, VT
7. ITHACA, NY
8. BERKELEY, CA
9. AUSTIN, TX
10. BISBEE, AZ
11. MISSOULA, MT
12. OAKLAND, CA
13. BEREA, KY
14. MANITOU SPRINGS, CO
15. SAN FRANCISCO, CA
16. BLOOMINGTON, IN
17. ARCATA, CA

28 posted on 08/02/2013 11:08:36 AM PDT by rochester_veteran (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Baynative

I live on the Olympic Peninsula (thank God) and this is why my wife doesn’t take me out very often. LOL


29 posted on 08/02/2013 11:09:56 AM PDT by Gator113
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To: Baynative

Santa Cruz didn’t make the cut? UCSC, mascot: the banana slug...


30 posted on 08/02/2013 11:18:11 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: jpsb

Bring penicillin...


31 posted on 08/02/2013 11:20:01 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: Alex Murphy

True.


32 posted on 08/02/2013 11:22:16 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Baynative
I KNEW libtard Austin, TX had to be on the list and sure enough it's #9.

The city has more hippie-themed Meetups than any city in the country, as well as Hippie Hollow, a clothing optional nudist park where hippies can recreate in the buff. The popularity of Hippie Hollow is evidenced by a simple Google image search of “Austin Hippie,” which turns up far too many NSFW photos of these naked folks. Austin is also home to 12 local shops advertising hemp products, the “Hippie Church” at the local Taco Xpress, and thousands of locals ardently working to Keep Austin Weird.

http://blog.estately.com/2013/07/17-best-u-s-cities-for-hippies/

33 posted on 08/02/2013 11:49:25 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: rochester_veteran

I figured Asheville, NC would be on up there and it is, #3. It started with the new agers, then the wiccans, then the hippies. It’s a beautiful little city, lots of grand depression-era structures downtown, largely intact. Surrounded by the Smokies, all manner of outdoor sports and activities, natural beauty. I don’t mind hippies for short periods of time, so I like to visit on occasion. A weekend about does it. Couldn’t live there.


34 posted on 08/02/2013 11:55:00 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Baynative

During my Seattle years, I spent quite a bit of time in Olympia, but it was working with the legislature on rail-related issues, not weed. I viewed downtown Olympia as a bit funky, but not particularly strange.


35 posted on 08/02/2013 12:06:17 PM PDT by Publius (And so, night falls on civilization.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
“the place where hipsters go to have kids”.

The cable TV show called Portlandia, which was spawned in Olympia, opens the show saying of Portland - "The place where young people go to retire".

36 posted on 08/02/2013 12:15:20 PM PDT by llevrok (“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words,” Orwell wrote)
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To: rochester_veteran

The Dream of the 90’s in Alive in Portland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVmq9dq6Nsg

It’s where young people go to retire.


37 posted on 08/02/2013 12:20:49 PM PDT by Benito Cereno
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To: llevrok
The cable TV show called Portlandia, which was spawned in Olympia, opens the show saying of Portland - "The place where young people go to retire".

I actually love that show!

38 posted on 08/02/2013 12:20:54 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

I used to say that my life is defined by Seinfeld. But there now is a strong Portlandia influence.

In short, I’m screwed up !!


39 posted on 08/02/2013 12:29:20 PM PDT by llevrok (“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words,” Orwell wrote)
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To: RegulatorCountry
I figured Asheville, NC would be on up there and it is, #3. It started with the new agers, then the wiccans, then the hippies. It’s a beautiful little city, lots of grand depression-era structures downtown, largely intact. Surrounded by the Smokies, all manner of outdoor sports and activities, natural beauty. I don’t mind hippies for short periods of time, so I like to visit on occasion. A weekend about does it. Couldn’t live there.

Sounds nice! If you noticed, Ithaca, NY, is 7th on the list. Home of Ithaca College and Cornell University, the smell of patchouli is on the air! :-) It's a beautiful area though, on the southern end of Cayuga Lake, one of the Finger Lakes and there's lots of gorges and waterfalls in the area.

40 posted on 08/02/2013 12:40:05 PM PDT by rochester_veteran (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Benito Cereno
The Dream of the 90’s in Alive in Portland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVmq9dq6Nsg

It’s where young people go to retire.

LOL! Thanks for sharing!

41 posted on 08/02/2013 12:44:49 PM PDT by rochester_veteran (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Baynative

Ken Kesey wasn’t a hippie. He was a merry prankster. His second book was about a guy who crosses a union picket line.

The hippies were America’s youth who saw media presentations of the lifestyle of the post-beats in California and headed westward subscribing to whatever fashion and drug trends were being sold to them.

They weren’t as active in contributing to the culture. They took from the free store without offering things in return. They overloaded the free food distribution systems. They joined communes but didn’t want to work the land.

Ken Kesey was to the Left of Jack Kerouac (who supported the war in Vietnam) but he wasn’t full onboard the liberalism train (some of his take seems more libertarian).


42 posted on 08/02/2013 4:35:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

The real “Hippies” were only in existence until 1966, after that, came all of the copycats and posers.


43 posted on 08/02/2013 4:36:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PowderMonkey; Revolting cat!

Groovy isn’t even a hippie word. I’ve heard it used in rockabilly records in the mid-1950s.


44 posted on 08/02/2013 4:38:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

ZZ Top -Groovy Little Hippie Pad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OhhwqKe-SM


45 posted on 08/02/2013 4:39:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

In England, they didn’t have hippies. They had “flower children/people”. Sky Saxon (LA singer of the Seeds, “Pushin’ Too Hard”) tried to call himself a flower power artist (mid-1960s) before there was a word “hippie”.


46 posted on 08/02/2013 4:41:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Spinal Tap - Listen to the Flower People

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrJlyapt6OY


47 posted on 08/02/2013 4:43:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

GROOVEY JOE POOVEY

48 posted on 08/02/2013 4:46:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Until recently moving to another city nearby, my sister lived in Asheville for 35 years.

She’s of the hippie generation but left it decades ago.

On one visit a few years back she was asking me why the kids and I liked going downtown at night. We put her in the car and took her for an evening tour past the hippie drum circle and and the street performers and crowds.

She hadn’t been to downtown in over 20 years and her response was “where did all these people come from”?


49 posted on 08/02/2013 4:48:31 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: dfwgator; Revolting cat!

In England, the movement came out of Left Wing politics and poetry as well.

The first big happening was a poetry reading staged at Albert Hall. Booked on a whim, they were surprised to see it sell out. It was filmed by Peter Whitehead as “Wholly Communion” (1965) (he later made Let’s All Make Love In London in 1967 with The Pink Floyd and others).

Both are in full length (1 hour+ each) on youtube.


50 posted on 08/02/2013 4:54:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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