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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #32)

Sat May 3, 2014, 05:05 PM

34. Florida is stifling

even in the rural areas, which is why I spend only as much time there as I have to.

I can imagine how stifling the UK must seem to someone hoping to see guns everywhere.
Being a hayseed doesn't mean I didn't already know better. When I went to Okinawa, I knew the only guns I would see would be cops and the ones I would be using at the range. I didn't feel stifled there at all. I actually felt at home, it is one of my favorite places in the world.

I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "stifling". I found Florida's west coast rather stifling. I found LA in the '90's stifling, though also exciting. NYC in July and August can be extremely stifling.
More like a square peg in a round hole kind of stifling

If you are saying that the UK is politically stifling, as in government oppression, then I disagree.
Not GDR kind of oppressive, but the softer limited number of ideas kind of stifling.

It is not the "land of opportunity" that the US is, that's for sure. Neither is it a place where you get ahead in life by fucking over other people. There is a sense of fair play, which extends throughout society, not bound by class distinction or the size of one's bank account. It is definitely not Wyoming, which I doubt anyone would describe as stifling.
I was always under the impression that class and peerage was still a BFD there.

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