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Old 06-26-2014, 03:10 PM   #61
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I hear some Americans do not tolerate the use of an apostrophe to indicate plurality.

I personally blame Canada for all that.
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man I always thought pros and cons were written that way. You know what, **** that noise.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:14 PM   #63
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man I always thought pros and cons were written that way. You know what, **** that noise.
It is amusing that many Americans could be schooled in English grammar by a man whose first language is Turkish.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:20 PM   #64
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To all of you who think the weather is terrible, it's always rainy, always cloudy and that Portland gets tons of snow....yes, all of that is true, it is terrible here and you never want to come here.



Besides, there are 3 stratovolcanoes that are just waiting to **** your life up at any moment.

Mt. Hood Overlook by AnonymousNamelss, on Flickr
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:27 PM   #65
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That reminds me a lot of Stone Mountain, Georgia.
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:35 PM   #66
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You on crack? Stone Mountain looks like a giant pile of dog **** sitting on grass...


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Old 06-26-2014, 07:40 PM   #67
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is that off rocky point?
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yup.
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Great shot. You need a hardtop.
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Did you not see my reply to that?
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Just remember there's loads of petrol heads, car nuts (or whatever you call them there) everywhere and they all want to work with cars. So think about doing the same kind of work with trucks, busses, heavy plant, generators whatever and you might just find your skills more in demand.
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Just remember there's loads of petrol heads, car nuts (or whatever you call them there) everywhere and they all want to work with cars. So think about doing the same kind of work with trucks, busses, heavy plant, generators whatever and you might just find your skills more in demand.
^ This. Heavy equipment pays better.

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Dopple, You can't tell me the pointy, snow covered summit doesn't look just like Stone Mountain if you squint at it. Hell, I think I see Stonewall Jackson, Jeff Davis, and General Lee on horseback across the face of it in that picture you posted.




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that's why I'm considering doing a second course in either welding or machining techniques, both year and a half long courses.
This would easily give me an edge in any race shops and id get a chance to do what I love, in a place I could potentially fall in love with.

I got buttfucked when I picked my auto tech course because I thought I was eligible with the diploma that I will get to do an ASP, which basicly translates to a professional specialization in diesel engines. That wouldve given me access to places with fleets of trucks and stuff. Working for cities and such. good pay, good advantages. That wouldve allowed me to work on stuff I don't really mind or enjoy as a matter of fact, and keep my passion for cars for when I'm home I'm sure you techs know the feel : when you,ve worked on cars the whole day you don't necessarely want to work on yours when the day ends - rather just catch a break. I'm trying to keep the flame alive yo.
But I'm not eligible the lady said.

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Dopple, You can't tell me the pointy, snow covered summit doesn't look just like Stone Mountain if you squint at it. Hell, I think I see Stonewall Jackson, Jeff Davis, and General Lee on horseback across the face of it in that picture you posted.


.....Oh, I see now....most definite similarity between




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You are catching on.
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Tulsa isn't bad. 1 million people in the metro, but still some of the best commute times in the country. Has been named one of the most beautiful cities in the country many times over the years. 2nd largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the country behind Miami, FL.

Lots of Oil and Gas/Aerospace/Manufacturing jobs. COL is DIRT cheap (which my wife use the extra to travel and enjoy the good stuff). So if you have desirable skills, you can make good money in one of the cheapest places to live in the country.

Unlike the areas outside the 918 area code, there are lots of lakes, greenery, twisty roads and hills, etc. Some of the best driving roads outside of the coasts is just an hour away in NW Arkansas and SW Missouri.

The BOK center is consistently in the Top 10 for indoor arena ticket sales. The food/bar scene has exploded downtown in the last 5-6 years. There are many more immigrants in Tulsa than you would think, so there is a wide variety of really good food here. They are getting ready to build a $300 million dollar park along riverside drive just a few minutes outside of downtown.

I live 15 minutes from downtown Tulsa in a nice, quiet suburb. $98,000 purchased a 1200 sq ft, 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car garage home on a 1/3 acre plot. It has also been completely remodeled and we kept the existing appliances.


CONS: July/August are pretty miserable. In 2012 OK has the highest avg temp in the entire country. When it's 110° during the day and doesn't get below 87-88 at night, it can get trying. Flip side is we only get any real snow during the winter once every 3-5 years. Thankfully this year and last year have been pretty tame so far.

Tulsa is considered "The Buckle of the Bible Belt" with the largest % population attending church in any metro area in the country. Which has a noticeable impact on our politics, but it doesn't really have an effect on day-to-day life.
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This thread just highlights how incredibly diverse this country is.
I think of this exact thing any time I hear one of my European friends talk about "America" as though it were a single place.

I've worked in 5 of the 7 continents, and I can say this without any fear of reprisal: Aside from the fact that most of us speak some variant of a common language, the USA is not merely the most [culturally / ethnically / religiously / culinarily / geographically] diverse country on earth, but if it were its own continent it would still hold that title.



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I live 15 minutes from downtown Tulsa in a nice, quiet suburb. $98,000 purchased a 1200 sq ft, 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car garage home on a 1/3 acre plot.
Fun fact: I just got my lease renewal notice. Effective Sep 8, my 650 sq.ft. 1 bedroom apartment goes up to $3,000 per month.

dicta: It's going to be another month or two before I can operate a bicycle / motorcycle / stick-shift car. Interesting how those two milestones align.
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Fun fact: I just got my lease renewal notice. Effective Sep 8, my 650 sq.ft. 1 bedroom apartment goes up to $3,000 per month.
Ouch.
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what was the current cost?
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To the OP? Have you considered southern Ontario, BC Coast? They have very different weather from Montreal and you'd stay in Canada, avoiding immigration challenges, etc. While Alberta is cold, there's little salt use.

Also, if you like space and wilderness, how could you consider the US as an alternative? Less land, 10X more people.

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