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For those of you who have lived here longer than just a year or two, do you think America is getting better or worse as a place to live? I can say that since I moved to Orlando in 92, its got a lot worse. Crime here has gotten much prevalent, and in general the place has become smellier and dirtier. There are so many hispanics now, its like basically living in Mexico, or at least Miami. I'm in Orlando right now, but I plan to move elsewhere as soon as possible. Maybe back to England yet again.
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So you think the UK will be better?
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For those of you who have lived here longer than just a year or two, do you think America is getting better or worse as a place to live? I can say that since I moved to Orlando in 92, its got a lot worse. Crime here has gotten much prevalent, and in general the place has become smellier and dirtier. There are so many hispanics now, its like basically living in Mexico, or at least Miami. I'm in Orlando right now, but I plan to move elsewhere as soon as possible. Maybe back to England yet again.

In my little village there is zero crime and one family that is not Caucasian...not really a good example of life in America 2006.
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So you think the UK will be better?
No, not really. I'm thinking of moving to Canada perhaps. Maybe its just me, but lately Ive been looking around here (Orlando) and just thinking to myself, I'm done with it here. We went to North Carolina to look around the other month and its nice there. But we will see I think.
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No, not really. I'm thinking of moving to Canada perhaps. Maybe its just me, but lately Ive been looking around here (Orlando) and just thinking to myself, I'm done with it here. We went to North Carolina to look around the other month and its nice there. But we will see I think.
There are some very nice areas in the US, with little crime and few immigrants but they usually come at a price. Whoops I'm an immigrant aren't I?
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No, not really. I'm thinking of moving to Canada perhaps. Maybe its just me, but lately Ive been looking around here (Orlando) and just thinking to myself, I'm done with it here. We went to North Carolina to look around the other month and its nice there. But we will see I think.
I think you might find that everywhere changes in time. Crime is up in most western countries as far as I can tell, and immigration problems are also widespread. I can quite see how you are most likely done with Orlando though, I avoid that place like the plague!

Same sh1t, different place - I think thats how I have come to view the world, after much hopping around.

BTW Asdad, in your other thread you say you are on a Visa waiver and have to go back? So how can you stay here? Unless I'm missing something.

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Originally Posted by asdasd12345
For those of you who have lived here longer than just a year or two, do you think America is getting better or worse as a place to live? I can say that since I moved to Orlando in 92, its got a lot worse. Crime here has gotten much prevalent, and in general the place has become smellier and dirtier. There are so many hispanics now, its like basically living in Mexico, or at least Miami. I'm in Orlando right now, but I plan to move elsewhere as soon as possible. Maybe back to England yet again.

If you want to live somewhere predominantly white, going back to the UK isn't going to be your best bet, as you could just replace the words of your OP with the words "There are so many muslims/asylum seekers/Chinese/Polish in the UK now."
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Definitely worse since I arrived.
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Definitely worse since I arrived.
Do the words George W. and Bush have anything to do with it you think?
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Definitely worse since I arrived.
You stole the very words I was about to type Gruff!
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Originally Posted by Sarah
Do the words George W. and Bush have anything to do with it you think?
I've nothing to add to my statement
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Originally Posted by asdasd12345
For those of you who have lived here longer than just a year or two, do you think America is getting better or worse as a place to live? I can say that since I moved to Orlando in 92, its got a lot worse. Crime here has gotten much prevalent, and in general the place has become smellier and dirtier. There are so many hispanics now, its like basically living in Mexico, or at least Miami. I'm in Orlando right now, but I plan to move elsewhere as soon as possible. Maybe back to England yet again.
That must be terrible for you.....
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Originally Posted by asdasd12345
For those of you who have lived here longer than just a year or two, do you think America is getting better or worse as a place to live? I can say that since I moved to Orlando in 92, its got a lot worse. Crime here has gotten much prevalent, and in general the place has become smellier and dirtier. There are so many hispanics now, its like basically living in Mexico, or at least Miami. I'm in Orlando right now, but I plan to move elsewhere as soon as possible. Maybe back to England yet again.
I bet you can get your grass cut cheaply though.
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defo think things have gotten worse- perhaps this is the honeymoon phase ending? I guess I'm also less tolerant as I thought that 4 years on I would have more friends and social life than I do.

The ways it has got worse are to do with Bush, he is to blame for everything!! Seriously though the rising cost of my health insurance (My hubbie is one of the uninsured) and the fact that the 2004 election bought all the bible bashing to the forefront and discovered that friends I had thought that divorced people go to hell (maybe this is why no-one talks politics)

That's why I'm off to Blighty!!
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Originally Posted by Sarah
If you want to live somewhere predominantly white, going back to the UK isn't going to be your best bet, as you could just replace the words of your OP with the words "There are so many muslims/asylum seekers/Chinese/Polish in the UK now."
Yes there are, but there is still place's where they have not taken over, just cost alot more to live in, but thats the same over here.
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