Re: [FSP] Re: Will New Hampshire become the Estonia of America?
- Jason P Sorens wrote:
>--- In email@example.com, Mike Lorrey <mlorrey@y...>Compared to Austin, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Portland/Beaverton,
>>Neither one of you know what you are talking about.
>>area is one of the most economically vibrant in the state, and has
>>lowest unemployment rate in the country, less than 1%.
>I was thinking of the larger region. Beyond the towns of Hanover and
>Lebanon themselves, the region does not seem to have benefitted much -
>consider Claremont, for example.
Research Triangle Park, or a half dozen other areas with significant
21st Century focus (or Bangalore, Shenzhen, etc.), its all quite
small-time. Go buy some cheap Southwest Airline tickets and take tours
of at least the North American places and see what I mean.
My article details how to take it to the next level. Mike Lorrey's
defensiveness (rather than embracing the main messages) shows there's a
lot of work to be done, and that once again Mike Lorrey isn't going to
be the one to lead it. But that's OK, Mike. All you have to do is get
out of the way.
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- Most Texans come from somewhere else. All but about 10-15% of the
Defenders of the Alamo came from other places. I came almost 20 years
ago from Alabama by way of 16 years in Louisiana. Alan came by way of
California. BOTH of us are proud adopted Texans. I became a Texan the
same way Alan became one by allowing Mother Texas to adopt us ant to
teach us to love Texas and be proud to be a part of it. It will be a
mighty sacrifice for us to move to New Hampshire from such a place.
Having said that, I don't think either on of us will come stomping
into NH with our cowboy boots in order to "save" New Hampshire! I
had a great opportunity to be part of the Dallas area Chamber of
Commerce expedition after the "Raiders" had hijacked the JC Penney
HQ. away from Manhattan. lewisville, my suburb town was vying for
the HQ, but neighboring Plano beat us out. My display was based on
the available real estate and the lifestyle difference they would see
in the Metroplex. I had photos of Southfork Ranch, JR looking ESTATES
that cost less than a roachy Manhattan 2 bdr. condo!
I also told them that they would be welcome if they wanted to become
one of our community, get involved, and banish ONE phrase....that
was "this is how we did it in New York." I told them we wanted them
as a apart of our community and not some isolated NYC Colony. I plan
on having a LOT of fun with my Texas Schtick until it comes time to
get serious. I promise not to file a lawsuit demanding either grits
or salsa at every restaurant in New Hampshire. Although salsa and
picante sauce are a food group around here.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Chris Lawless <dreepa@y...>
> > NH, and New England, needs to culturally adopt those
> > welcoming ways and
> > teach newcomers its own ways - not shun them, and
> > not be so damn defensive.
> Alan you might be falling for the big myth.
> I just moved from CA to NH. Not one person has said
> anything bad about it. In fact many people have
> welcomed us. I went to the selectman's meeting in my
> town and one guy said 'Great, fresh blood'. NH is full
> of small towns. If you come in like a neighbor you
> will be treated like one. If you come in blazing
> about how NH is backwards I suppose you might get a
> cold shoulder. I don't know... I tried the first
> Please don't keep this stereotype alive.
> "The Inherent Right of the people to reform their government,
> I do not deny; and they have another right, and that is
> To Resist Un-Constitutional Laws without overturning the
> ~ Daniel Webster (1782-1852) US Senator
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