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Old 02-18-2003, 07:33 PM
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Those of you who can't handle the snow should come and spend a few weeks in the middle of winter up here in Quebec.
A) Don't swet the white stuff, it will eventually go away by itself.
B)Don't shovel the white stuff. There are contractors all around (here) that will dig your driveway for close to nothing (Costs me $250.00 per year) with a ganrantee it will always be opened to the street.
C) Streets are never closed down here because of the snow. Municipalities do not want to give you an excuse not to go to work.
D) Summer tires are for summers. 4 seasons tires are not good in the winter and not better in the summer. Studded winter tires are the best.
E) Try to imagine 3 ft. of snow with a minus 35deg. temperature and blowing wind. That's winter
F) Winter is from early December to mid-April. Plenty of time to get used to it.
G) I have not seen my backyard lawn since early December. it is burried in about 5ft. of snow.The grass has not grown and my lawnmower is hibernating.
H) The pool has 4 ft. of solid ice in it.
G) The ground is frozen to a dept of about 5ft. Solid as concrete.
H) If you want the ultimate winter experience, have a look at (this site)
Have a nice winter.
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Old 02-19-2003, 08:20 PM
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Jack D

Great - Does that place have parking garage's?
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Old 02-19-2003, 08:31 PM
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Yes it does Art. It is called ''Blue Sky Moonlit Garage''
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Old 02-19-2003, 10:21 PM
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Old 02-20-2003, 09:23 AM
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Re: Yeah.... well i got lucky

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I guess 11 grand in property taxes doesnt buy you reasonably prompt plowing... Oh well.


George - [/B]
11 GRAND IN TAXES!!!!????
Oh MY GOD! Have we as a Nation forgot that WE FOUGHT A WAR THAT CREATED A COUNTRY because of unfair taxation!!!!!!!!?????

The US has turned into a nation of WIMPS,= weak, inept,malingering, pussys
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Old 02-20-2003, 10:12 AM
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Hey this is NJ

2nd highest cost of living in the country. 2nd highest percent of income paid to taxation. Only second to NYC of course.

Actually I was reading an intresting study the other day. I am a financial analyst and this came across my desk.

Apparently the standard for "affluent lifestyle" is what they call 100,000 / yr dollars in "lifestyle buying power".

They did a study and found out what that equated to in terms of nominal income in various parts of the country.

The results were pretty amazing:

NYC = 223,000 / yr
NJ - 184,000 / yr
San Franscisco bay area 177,000 /yr

So on the high end you need 1.8 to 2.2 times the income to live the same level of lifestyle in these areas.

In the middle suprisingly was Los Angeles at 103,000 / yr

The south east and Southern Mid west was the cheapest.

Jacksonville FL = 79,000 / yr
Dallas TX = 72,000 / yr
Atlanta GA = 68,000 / yr

So amazingly 68,000 a year median income gives you the same lifestyle buying power as 184,000 a year does here.

Economically the country is extremely divided in terms income and cost of living.

I once had a friend who right of college decided to take a job she was offered in Richmond VA for a 32,000 / yr salary. Now at the time I didnt quite understand the whole aforementioned relationship, and I was adamant that she was nuts and was going to starve or live in basically poverty-like conditions. This area really does leave you jaded as far as cost of living.

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Old 02-20-2003, 01:39 PM
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Re: Hey this is NJ

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So on the high end you need 1.8 to 2.2 times the income to live the same level of lifestyle in these areas.
just what i wanted to hear . it's a good time to sell your house in NJ and buy elsewhere where the ratio is 1.0:1 or less .

BTW NJ is now 10's of millions of dollars in the hole for snow removal. another red mark to add to the deficit!
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Old 02-20-2003, 01:56 PM
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NJ in the hole.... theres a suprise

NJ cant manange money to save their lives....

Especially with a democrat in office.

Look at the insurance mess Florio created, and we are still suffering with.... Mc Greevy just raised rates.

Remember Florio's 7% sales tax that Whitman Repealed. - I give it 6 months before it comes back to haunt us....

George
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1989 420 SEL 246k mi (sold)
1995 C220 175k mi (sold)
1992 190e 2.6 74k original miles (sold)
2000 c230 Kompressor 122k miles (RIP)
1996 C220 149k mi (sold)
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