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What would happen to the way of life in Wyoming if NPV is put in place? All the people there want is to be left alone.
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What would happen to the way of life in Wyoming if NPV is put in place? All the people there want is to be left alone.
I spent a good bit of time in Wyoming and Montana. (working on a friend of my uncles cattle ranch the summer of my senior year and some grad courses at the U of M later down the road) Most of crowd that characterize themselves as D'rats, liberal, and metropolitan don't have the juice to make it living in Wyoming.

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Princeton really, now there is a hotbed of objective thinking.
Gerrymandering has always been around. Democrats dominated the landscape until recently. Pay back is a b!tch!!!!
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I'm not all that concerned that the EC is going anywhere. Besides that, the day will come when the libs will benefit from the outcome of the EC and they'll be struting around like a bantam rooster in a hundred chicken henhouse.

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I spent a good bit of time in Wyoming and Montana. (working on a friend of my uncles cattle ranch the summer of my senior year and some grad courses at the U of M later down the road) Most of crowd that characterize themselves as D'rats, liberal, and metropolitan don't have the juice to make it living in Wyoming.
Unless wifey, myself, and my kids all get tenure positions at U W, this here D'rat, liberal, and metropolitan family wouldn't justify moving there Living here in the rust belt is pushing it as it is.

Did Wyomingites ever wonder why they can't attract people like us there? It's not politics, TBH.

I'm sure it's a nice place. I've visited places like New Hampshire and Vermont and don't mind the locale. But there's Boston a couple hours away.
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Princeton really, now there is a hotbed of objective thinking.
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Did Wyomingites ever wonder why they can't attract people like us there? It's not politics, TBH.
Lack of Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts?

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Lack of Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts?
Nah, there generally are better local options.

Some of it has to do with culture. Even many million people cities in the USA have far less culture than I would like. A few - liberal heavens ironically - do.

Another is air service. Given the laughable state of American air travel being stuck in a more or less EAS city means your airfare to ORD or Denver or what not will be a car payment or two. If you travel once a decade that's fine, but I'd rather not.

Finally, jobs. My wife has worked from home going on 6 years now, but that won't work for me.

There's a reason the coasts offer so many more options for people to live, work, and play. If I wanted a farm and horses, yea, Laramie, Wyoming would work...
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Did Wyomingites ever wonder why they can't attract people like us there? It's not politics, TBH.

I'm sure it's a nice place. I've visited places like New Hampshire and Vermont and don't mind the locale. But there's Boston a couple hours away.
You need to put it on your bucket list my man. Scenery there, western Wy and Montana, will make your eyeball hurt. Yellowstone and Glacier are something to see. I've been to both five or six times and it never gets old. Just don't go in the dead of winter. Best time is late May to mid July. We're considering towing the 5th wheel out and spending the summer around Cody Wy and Whitefish Mt. In regard to attracting people, they like visitors and consider them twice bringing joy to the region; when they come and when they leave.

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Did Wyomingites ever wonder why they can't attract people like us there? It's not politics, TBH.
They probably don't want to attract people like you, TBH.

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There are many places in my bucket list, but you don't see me living there...
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Me understands. Some folks like the metro areas, tall building, hustle/bustle, of big towns, et cetera. Others, like their nearest neighbors living in another zip code. I reckon I'm somewhere closer to the latter group.

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They wouldn't need to stop in many Midwestern states. By the time they get a chance to vote, wouldn't the election already have been won?
They already do not need to. There are only a handful of swing states that the candidates visit repeatedly. With a popular vote, every single vote influences the election results. Currently, unless you're in a swing state, we're only voting for the free stickers.
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You need to put it on your bucket list my man. Scenery there, western Wy and Montana, will make your eyeball hurt. Yellowstone and Glacier are something to see. I've been to both five or six times and it never gets old. Just don't go in the dead of winter. Best time is late May to mid July. We're considering towing the 5th wheel out and spending the summer around Cody Wy and Whitefish Mt. In regard to attracting people, they like visitors and consider them twice bringing joy to the region; when they come and when they leave.
I 2nd your point about Wyoming's western scenery. The Grand Tetons are the most beautiful mountains in the US in my opinion.
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I 2nd your point about Wyoming's western scenery. The Grand Tetons are the most beautiful mountains in the US in my opinion.
I grew up in a mountain region. Believe me, these days anything more than Kentucky is too mountainous for me. Also, cycling is an awful lot harder. I love the natural beauty but not year round.
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