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Top Ten Reasons to Move to Maine
firstpark.com ^ | 9/5/03 | cp124

Posted on 09/05/2003 4:56:34 PM PDT by cp124

Top Ten Reasons to Move to Maine 1. Maine ranked the #1 state for raising a child.

2. Maine is well known for skiing in winter (Sugarloaf Mountain, Sunday River) and water sports in summer (Kennebec and Penobscot rivers).

3. Maine has the lowest average home price in New England.

4. Maine ranked #1 in primary education in the country.

5. Maine has the lowest infant mortality and highest immunization rate in the nation.

6. Maine has the 4th lowest crime rate in the U.S.

7. Maine is experiencing the greatest growth in racial diversity in its history.

8. Maine has nearly twelve hundred properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

9. Maine offers a wide array of theatre and music performances, including plays, operas and symphonies, and hosts numerous annual fairs and festivals.

10. Maine has one of the best telecommunications infrastructures in the country.


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Maine is experiencing the greatest growth in racial diversity in its history.

Huah

1 posted on 09/05/2003 4:56:34 PM PDT by cp124
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To: cp124
"Diversity", huh? "Diversity" is code for "hating whitey, and whitey's civilization" which is reason #1 to NOT move to Maine.
2 posted on 09/05/2003 4:59:00 PM PDT by My2Cents ("I'm the party pooper..." -- Arnold in "Kindergarten Cop.")
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To: cp124
11. Maine has the worst drivers in the nation, and is loaded with socialist voters who'll sell their soul for a guarantee of a subsistence income.
3 posted on 09/05/2003 5:01:29 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge
12. Moose attacks are down this year.
4 posted on 09/05/2003 5:06:20 PM PDT by SquirrelKing ("Life is hard. Even harder if you're stupid." - The Duke)
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To: cp124
#1 in TAXES
#1 in MORE TAXES #1 in SOCIALISTS
#1 in WELFARE
#1 in BUSINESS LEAVING...
5 posted on 09/05/2003 5:06:41 PM PDT by spartan68
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To: SquirrelKing
12. Moose attacks are down this year.

Yeah. I've been over in VT terrorizing Dean supporters.

}:-)4

6 posted on 09/05/2003 5:07:31 PM PDT by Moose4 (These are my antlers. There are many like them, but these two are mine.)
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To: cp124
11. Maine has one of the lowest per capita incomes in the country.

12. Maine has one of the highest, if not the highest, tax rates in the country.

13. A warm winter day in the County is -10 F. (sorry that is a good point).

14. Moose are a semi protected species.

15. Excellent CC Laws.

16. Suzie Collins and Ollie Snowe are senators, at least it ain't that twit from Rhode Island.

17. Stephen King is a moving target.

7 posted on 09/05/2003 5:09:59 PM PDT by dts32041 ("Moderate Arab" he's the one who detonates his bomb via remote control.)
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To: cp124
2. Maine is well known for skiing in winter (Sugarloaf Mountain, Sunday River) and water sports in summer (Kennebec and Penobscot rivers).

In NYC we have "water sports" year 'round. :)

8 posted on 09/05/2003 5:10:08 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Moose4
LOL!


VOTE HOWARD DEAN: Together we can give America the shaft.

9 posted on 09/05/2003 5:11:27 PM PDT by SquirrelKing ("Life is hard. Even harder if you're stupid." - The Duke)
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To: cp124
Though I doubt most of those claims, a few of them might be the reason I live as far away from Maine as one can get without leaving the United States.
10 posted on 09/05/2003 5:14:27 PM PDT by caisson71
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To: cp124
re #7....watch the first 6 change drastically.
11 posted on 09/05/2003 5:15:52 PM PDT by cajun-jack
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To: SheLion
FYI
12 posted on 09/05/2003 5:16:23 PM PDT by dts32041 ("Moderate Arab" he's the one who detonates his bomb via remote control.)
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To: SquirrelKing
12. Moose attacks are down this year.

They can't afford the gas to drive around from dusk on, owing to the "subsistence income" factor....

13 posted on 09/05/2003 5:16:41 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: cp124
3. Maine has the lowest average home price in New England.

By the way, there's a reason for this.

14 posted on 09/05/2003 5:17:51 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: cp124
Maine ranked 49 out 51 (that's very bad) on the Small Business Survival Index. To put it in perspective, California ranked #46.. in other words, fuggeddaboudit.

46 California 52.250
47 New Mexico 52.440
48 Minnesota 53.610

49 Maine 53.810

50 Hawaii 54.720
51 District of Columbia 60.115
15 posted on 09/05/2003 5:17:58 PM PDT by thedugal (Someone ping me when the shootin' starts...)
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To: dts32041
Let's see, I can be cold, wet and broke.

Can you even get a cheap lobster anymore?

16 posted on 09/05/2003 5:22:48 PM PDT by riri
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To: thedugal
Maine ranked 49 out 51 (that's very bad) on the Small Business Survival Index. To put it in perspective, California ranked #46.. in other words, fuggeddaboudit.

For God's Sake, don't let the Socialists running the state get wind of this....

Wait, it wouldn't matter.

17 posted on 09/05/2003 5:23:46 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge
11. Maine has the worst drivers in the nation,

I don't know about that. I think AZ is worse. Last year Phoenix was #1 in the nation in accidents caused by idiots running red lights. Tucson was #2. And, I lived in ME for 4 years.

18 posted on 09/05/2003 5:23:50 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: cp124; bang_list
Maine has fast CLEO sign-offs for ATF Form 4s.
19 posted on 09/05/2003 5:25:14 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: riri
Yup, you can even buy lobster rolls at mickey d's.
20 posted on 09/05/2003 5:26:43 PM PDT by dts32041 ("Moderate Arab" he's the one who detonates his bomb via remote control.)
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To: Madame Dufarge
Battle Creek Michigan has the worst drvers.

I live in Maine (have lived in Battle Creek).

21 posted on 09/05/2003 5:27:38 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: FlyVet
I don't know about that. I think AZ is worse. Last year Phoenix was #1 in the nation in accidents caused by idiots running red lights. Tucson was #2. And, I lived in ME for 4 years.

I'm actually astounded by those statistics. I was born and raised in Massachusetts (I know, I know - don't ask, it's a long story.)

Massachusetts has always had a reputation for bad drivers, and I drove there for almost 40 years. Never was fearful.

Moved to Maine and never witnessed more accidents or near accidents in my life. I feel like I'm going into combat every time I get behind the wheel.

Just no general understanding of the rules of the road.

22 posted on 09/05/2003 5:34:39 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: cp124
Plus, Maine has lots of small towns. We all know what kind of things happen there....
23 posted on 09/05/2003 5:41:55 PM PDT by Genesis defender (A Buddhist goes up to a hot dog vendor and says, "Make me one with everything!")
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To: spartan68
#1 in BUSINESS LEAVING...

Maine is like many of the Progressive Democratic Controlled Socialist entities in the US, which is the main reason for the decline in jobs in the US. There are too many arms of Government reaching out with taxes, lawsuits, and citations to create outcomes.

24 posted on 09/05/2003 5:44:41 PM PDT by alrea
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To: Cboldt
Battle Creek Michigan has the worst drvers.

Never in my life until I moved to Maine did I even consider hesitating before I moved forward on a green light.

Now my head swivels around like a dashboard bobble-head before I take the risky move of doing just that thing.

25 posted on 09/05/2003 5:45:22 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Genesis defender
Thats what oakland is. Located halfway between augusta and Bangor, ie the none real maine.
26 posted on 09/05/2003 5:48:31 PM PDT by dts32041 ("Moderate Arab" he's the one who detonates his bomb via remote control.)
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To: Madame Dufarge
Heheheh. I learned to drive in Fort Wayne, Indiana. About 5 -10 fatalities a year when folks took the green without looking both ways (crossing US 30, trucks don't stop -- especially wee morning hours).

I also motocycle, and assume I am invisible even when I am in a car. The effort to maintain attention beats being in a wreck. City drivers (Boston, NY, Chicago, Detroit, etc.) are the best. In California they can even be friendly -- although I tend to follow the "no eye contact" paradigm.

But Battle Creek, lordy. No rhyme or reason. Pokey, pop oput of nowhere as if they own the road, really an "exciting" place to drive.

27 posted on 09/05/2003 5:54:17 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Genesis defender
That's right, we don't need flatlanders in our great state! If I had my way, I'd charge $100 at the York Toll Plaza for all those damn summer tourists and leaf peepers that want to come north on I-95.
28 posted on 09/05/2003 6:00:07 PM PDT by ringmaster (Maine....the way life should be.)
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To: Madame Dufarge
Just no general understanding of the rules of the road.

I don't know if it's no understanding or not. Here, I think it's impatience and lack of common sense. I've seen people not only run red lights at high speed, but run them making turns with traffic coming at them. They're nuts. If you don't hesitate before going into an intersection, you're asking for it. One of the first things I was briefed arriving in Tucson was to double up on uninsured/underinsured motorists protection. It's popular for people to acquire insurance just long enough to get their license and registration, then drop ther insurance. Part of the problem is that penalties for such things are too light.

29 posted on 09/05/2003 6:17:04 PM PDT by FlyVet
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7. Maine is experiencing the greatest growth in racial diversity in its history.

Translation: Somalia has sent a sh*tload of people to Maine, who are now on welfare and collecting food stamps, courtesy of the taxpayer.

30 posted on 09/05/2003 6:21:15 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Cboldt
I learned to drive in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

I have relatives there. It's one of the worst towns I've ever been to for driving. The traffic was absolutely miserable. Those one-direction-at-a-time traffic lights were maddening. Lots of road rage incidents there? I'd bet.

31 posted on 09/05/2003 6:23:02 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: dts32041
It looks like we're up to reason #18:
You get to be called a Mainiac!
32 posted on 09/05/2003 6:28:09 PM PDT by Dusty Rose
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To: FlyVet
Probably typical rate for road rage (not much). I ran many 'a red light -- depending on cross traffic and all that.

Traffic patterns are miserable, and some of the lights have long cycles (more than 2 minutes) during low traffic periods.

Good town to learn defensive driving (or fail defensive driving).

33 posted on 09/05/2003 6:29:05 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: dts32041
18.You can call yourself a Maineiac
34 posted on 09/05/2003 6:29:11 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: dts32041
Allow me to tack on to your list:

18. The summer starts on July 8th and ends on August 3rd.

19. The winder starts on September 5th and ends on June 16th.

20. There are more French Canadians per capita than any other place in the world outside of Quebec.

35 posted on 09/05/2003 6:29:17 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Dusty Rose
Does it count, what we get to call people from Massachusetts?
36 posted on 09/05/2003 6:30:06 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Puppage
See #32. We're on the same wavelenth.
37 posted on 09/05/2003 6:30:49 PM PDT by Dusty Rose
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Nevermind, oh shit. Top 10, and the outsiders have us counted up to over 18 already.
38 posted on 09/05/2003 6:31:23 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: ringmaster
We don't need flatlanders in our great state!

How did you know I was originally from Illinois?

39 posted on 09/05/2003 6:32:33 PM PDT by Genesis defender (re: 23 - It was a Stephen King reference....)
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21. You get automatic citizenship in Somalia.
40 posted on 09/05/2003 6:33:12 PM PDT by Consort
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To: Cboldt
I give, what do we call people from Massachusetts?
41 posted on 09/05/2003 6:33:31 PM PDT by Dusty Rose
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To: cp124
10 top reasons NOT to move to Maine:
1. It's too cold
2. It's too cold
3. It's too cold
4. ditto
5-10 Brrrrrrrrrrr
42 posted on 09/05/2003 6:39:51 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: Dusty Rose
Massholes
43 posted on 09/05/2003 6:40:41 PM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud, hatch out!)
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Not really by definition I will always be a flat lander, cause, you can't become a maineiac until your family has been there for 4 generations.

I did enjoy calling everybody in Mass those damn southern rebels, (ted kennedies boot legging nazi loving family and supporters have no sense of humor.)

44 posted on 09/05/2003 6:45:42 PM PDT by dts32041 ("Moderate Arab" he's the one who detonates his bomb via remote control.)
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Maine is a hot spot for "skinnies".
45 posted on 09/05/2003 6:45:47 PM PDT by PatrioticAmerican (Helping Mexicans invade America is TREASON!)
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I hate to lower the level of the discussion, but what the heck. During my only trip to Main (the Freiburg Fair (SP?), I noticed something unmistakable about the people I saw. As a group they were extraordinarily ugly. I know that sounds like one heck of a generalization, but while sitting on a bench to watch for babes, I started to realize that there just weren’t any to be seen. Thousands of people passed my perch. Few, if any, merited a second glance. After taking note of this appalling situation, I decided to take a look at the broader population, not just young females. Regardless of age or gender, the situation was just disgraceful. There was bad hair and bad teeth, but more than anything, very bad skin. To a person, pasty-white, sandpaper complexion was the norm. Having traveled extensively in the US and Europe, I had never before encountered such uniform and persistent ugliness in a group of people. Anybody disagree with this assessment, or have any explanation for it?
46 posted on 09/05/2003 6:46:30 PM PDT by Minn
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7. Maine is experiencing the greatest growth in racial diversity in its history.

Number 1 reason to LEAVE MAINE

47 posted on 09/05/2003 6:47:58 PM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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7. Maine is experiencing the greatest growth in racial diversity in its history.

Translation: Straight and White males need not apply.

48 posted on 09/05/2003 6:49:41 PM PDT by SSN558 (Be on the lookout for Black White-Supremacists)
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To: Minn
Disagree with the assessment. Get your eyes checked.
49 posted on 09/05/2003 6:50:26 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: cp124
Top Ten Reasons to Move to Maine

Those are the Maine reasons, I guess.

50 posted on 09/05/2003 7:01:08 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Maine line.)
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