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    Re: If you had to choose one of these two places to live for the rest of your life...

    No more bumper to bumper traffic for me...

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    Re: If you had to choose one of these two places to live for the rest of your life...

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Living in the city, to protect the wooded areas.

    There is a still a lot to explore and discover, even in our known wooded areas. …
    Respectfully visiting wooded areas is fine. Building your house on top of them, well, that's a problem.
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    Re: If you had to choose one of these two places to live for the rest of your life...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Respectfully visiting wooded areas is fine. Building your house on top of them, well, that's a problem.
    A lot of what is discounted with that, is that a lot of landowners treat their wooded areas like a micro nature conservancies.

    Here there are a few devastating plants that have to be controlled.
    Like kudzu, that stuff was brought over from Japan in the 30's to help control soil erosion.
    It eats wooded areas for breakfast, if it isn't managed by property owners.
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    Re: If you had to choose one of these two places to live for the rest of your life...



    An example of what it can do.
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    Re: If you had to choose one of these two places to live for the rest of your life...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    That's actually really funny. "Real environmentalists" live in areas of high pollution? Seems to me like the real environmentalists are the one who live OUT of the cities, cultivating and taking care of the land.

    I think the fundamentalist Amish and others who don't use electricity and machinery are the "real envionmentalists".


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    Re: If you had to choose one of these two places to live for the rest of your life...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Respectfully visiting wooded areas is fine. Building your house on top of them, well, that's a problem.
    You do realize that millions of trees and other plants were destroyed to build a city, right? Not to mention all the animal habitats that were bulldozed over. How many trees and animals had to die for these "real environmentalists" to have a home?


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    Re: If you had to choose one of these two places to live for the rest of your life...

    Rural but with easy access to urban.

    Rural may be peaceful but I would get bored.

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    Re: If you had to choose one of these two places to live for the rest of your life...

    If I was forced to choose for some reason, I would pick the country. I couldn't stand living downtown in a big city. I'd much rather live in a suburb or in a small town near a large city than either of those options though.
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    Re: If you had to choose one of these two places to live for the rest of your life...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    That's actually really funny. "Real environmentalists" live in areas of high pollution? Seems to me like the real environmentalists are the one who live OUT of the cities, cultivating and taking care of the land. …
    Cities are areas of high human impact; they needn't be areas of high pollution. With better formulated fuels and more and more regulation of vehicles, better recycling programs and more effective waste systems, cities limit our impacts. There's plenty of room for improvement but we've come a long way, baby.

    People living out of the cities, cultivating and taking care of the land are called ‘farmers’ and with today's automation, we really don't need that many of them; the fewer the better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    You do realize that millions of trees and other plants were destroyed to build a city, right? Not to mention all the animal habitats that were bulldozed over. How many trees and animals had to die for these "real environmentalists" to have a home?
    Indeed, all human settlements are highly destructive of the native species occupying the land. As Donna Moulton pointed out in her letter to the editor, there is no such thing as a vacant lot. The point of her letter was that by constraining our development within our cities, we eliminate urban sprawl and minimize our impact across the wider landscape.
    “Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001

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    Re: If you had to choose one of these two places to live for the rest of your life...

    If forced to choose, rural.

    If not forced to choose, rural.

    I grew up on a farm, and I like open areas over cities any day.

    On the other hand, being 15-20 mins from a large town/small city and 5-10 mins from a couple small towns is nice in terms of access to stores and the like.

    I would probably prefer an area where there were no neighbors within viewing range of the unaided eye.
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