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Posted on 04/04/2013 4:45:08 PM PDT by FreedFromNY

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To: qaz123

Boy the price has really gone up.

I remember when I first got mine around 1995, I showed up with a bunch of certificates showing I was a firearms instructor, hunter safety instructor, etc. and she didn’t even want to look at them.

I didn’t realize it at the time but they have no discretion, they have to issue it as long as you are not a criminal and got caught to boot. I think I got it in the mail in a week or two.


51 posted on 04/04/2013 5:41:59 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: mdittmar

no my friend, it will be ; where ya’ll from?


52 posted on 04/04/2013 5:42:07 PM PDT by yellowhorse (6 good horses, 3 good women)
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Consider the area around Roswell. Personally, I love it. Buford is a little more rural. I can’t recommend Lawrenceville, even though I used to live there.


53 posted on 04/04/2013 5:42:12 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Congratulations! I am escaped from N.Y. more than 20 years ago when I joined the Marines.

Come south and feel the freedom.


54 posted on 04/04/2013 5:45:06 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: yellowhorse

I was being politically correct;)


55 posted on 04/04/2013 5:46:48 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: Trapped_In_NY; FreedomPoster; Hoodat
Welcome to our home. You are cordially invited to our next get together. When is that by the way?
56 posted on 04/04/2013 5:46:53 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Well, congratulations! We just returned on Saturday from spending almost 2 weeks in Georgia. What a wonderful state we found it to be.


57 posted on 04/04/2013 5:50:55 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: presently no screen name

Only an insane person would move Down East, my home. It’s a hole, as my dear mother would say. Like the Bronx of North Carolina.

I presently live in the Yankee colony of Wake County, in the Central part of the state. It’s where I teach and make a fairly good living.

But note: I don’t hate Yankees. I lived in New Jersey for six years while courting my wife, and had a wonderful time. The people of New Jersey (and NYC) are friendly and pretty funny, truth be told. I was pleasantly surprised.

The difference is we here are inheriting the losers, who couldn’t make a go of it in their home state. They move here, bring their loser attitudes, and give all Southerners the wrong impression of Yankees, particularly those from the NE. I am forever explaining that one shouldn’t measure Yankees by the pitiful unemployable immature freaks we have pouring into the area today. They are pathetic, though.

Southerners assume if it’s a Yankee, it’s a loser, fairly or not.

My wife, by the way, is Cuban, not NJ-esque.


58 posted on 04/04/2013 5:51:34 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Don’t subscribe to The Atlanta Unrinal and Constipation. LOL


59 posted on 04/04/2013 5:55:56 PM PDT by GoldwaterCountry (Viva Reagan Revolucion!)
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Congrats on your new job and upcoming move! May God bless you and your family in this transition, give you safe travels, and provide you with nice people and places along your way. Atlanta has its share of problems, just like any other metro area, but some of the smaller cities near it are very nice.

You may find that Georgia is a bit more liberal than you would have expected. Emory University and UGa are both very liberal universities; Atlanta is one of the mecca’s for gay/homosexual types, and reverse prejudice is part of everyday encounters. Georgia’s tax structure is a bit screwy, too. You’ll like the mountains in the north (go to Helen GA for Oktoberfest!), and the coastal areas. The southern plains (peach, peanut and cotton country) is flat, flat, flat and hot, hot, hot (I can say this cuz I was born in Albany GA!) and the Carters live there (yeah, that one, the former prez who is an embarrassment to the USA). It’s also the infamous birthplace of the KKK, and that always seems to be under the radar doing something somewhere...

And, sadly, some of us Southerners still do have too long a historical memory of that horrible time when a wide swath was burned, pillaged, raped by the union army under Sherman. I don’t think some of us will ever get past that...

On the other hand, it is the Bible belt, you will find some really wonderful people there, some awesome football, sweet tea, great food, and beautiful views. Come with an open mind, pray with an open heart, and let God handle all of it.

You’ll be fine! :)


60 posted on 04/04/2013 5:58:02 PM PDT by sassy steel magnolia
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To: Trapped_In_NY

I work in Paulding County, live in Douglasville and am a transplant from Baltimore. Welcome to Atlanta. You will love the people, business climate, politics and quality of life. It will soon feel like home.


61 posted on 04/04/2013 5:59:10 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Trapped_In_NY

As soon as you can, drive north on 441 to NC, and drive around Highlands, Franklin, Nantahala and that area. You won’t regret it.


62 posted on 04/04/2013 6:00:04 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: real saxophonist

LOL


63 posted on 04/04/2013 6:00:06 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Welcome to Ga, I live down in Houston Co. (middle GA)


64 posted on 04/04/2013 6:02:53 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Well grab you a big gulp, and get ye to a Chik Fillet.

Enjoy the new life.

Despite what you might be told..having a NASCAR number tattoo is completely voluntary...


65 posted on 04/04/2013 6:05:47 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Good luck, God bless, and please remember that you came to South to join it, not to change it.


66 posted on 04/04/2013 6:06:26 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Shimmer1

And don’t forget they pronounce it (House-Ton) not Hewston like they do in Texas.


67 posted on 04/04/2013 6:07:48 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: Trapped_In_NY

There is a really nice state park North of Atlanda near Mountain City. It is Black Rock Mountain state park. It has been my favorite since around 1958.


68 posted on 04/04/2013 6:12:17 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: real saxophonist

Hehe!


69 posted on 04/04/2013 6:16:38 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Bless your heart! :)


70 posted on 04/04/2013 6:18:52 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Trapped_In_NY

I am just a stones throw away from you in SC....let us know when that rat race becomes too much for you and you and yours will be more than welcome to the great state of SC!!! We love those who love freedom and the greatest state in the world...the state of original freedom!!!

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71 posted on 04/04/2013 6:35:07 PM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: sassy steel magnolia
Awl-Binny! Born in Macon.

Note to potentials: DO NOT move to either of those places.

72 posted on 04/04/2013 6:35:10 PM PDT by real saxophonist ("Always Progressing and Not Fitting Neatly in a Box" - Tosin Abasi)
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To: Trapped_In_NY

I hope you’re moving into one of those newly incorporated cities that escaped Atlanta.


73 posted on 04/04/2013 6:40:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Don’t take your New York accent with you.


74 posted on 04/04/2013 6:41:05 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Congrats!!!! I’m genuinely happy for you!!

I’m a Texan but I know there are tons of real Patriots in Georgia too!! :)


75 posted on 04/04/2013 6:41:58 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Welcome! Be sure to reside OTP (outside the perimeter) to be safe from the Obots...


76 posted on 04/04/2013 6:49:05 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Be careful to check your cholesterol after a month or two...


77 posted on 04/04/2013 7:00:13 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: GenXteacher

I keep my promises - we will not be seeking to change your state. That is one thing that I can guarantee.

I don’t think I have much of a “NY” accent - it’s more generic, since I grew up in Central NY (which, by the way, has more in common with the south than it does with downstate). Of course, my accent is still a far cry from southern, so I know I’ll stand out. But my husband is born & raised on Long Island - I think I need to get him some speech classes.

And thanks to everyone for the suggestions on neighborhoods. My office will be in Tucker, so I’m looking toward the northeast of Atlanta for a home. I recognize many of the town names that you’re mentioning, from all of the online research I’ve been doing over the past few weeks. But it’s good to hear from people who know the towns personally, for a real perspective.


78 posted on 04/04/2013 7:06:31 PM PDT by FreedFromNY
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To: Trapped_In_NY; All
Finally, after years of dreaming, we've finally moving from New Yorkistan to America (the outskirts of Atlanta, to be exactly)

(1) Be sure you come by way of Ellis Island...take a good look @ the Statue of Liberty;

(2) Well, on the other hand, it's possible we're already WAY OVER 'QUOTA' on allowing New Yorkistan illegals across our borders.

79 posted on 04/04/2013 7:07:44 PM PDT by Colofornian (If BoM is everlasting gospel, why no god as exalted man, 3 glorious degrees, men becoming gods, etc?)
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To: warchild9
I am unfamiliar with NC. Is this Cary? Only an insane person would move Down East, my home. It’s a hole, as my dear mother would say. Like the Bronx of North Carolina. I presently live in the Yankee colony of Wake County, in the Central part of the state.

He spoke it up like it was heaven on earth and he did live all his life in an upscale prime $ection of the NY suburbs.

80 posted on 04/04/2013 7:12:13 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Godspeed. I hope you’ll be happy.


81 posted on 04/04/2013 7:16:25 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type)a)
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To: Chode
you are now the one with the accent

Tell me about it. I can't disguise my SoCal accent to save my life. These Texans have me figured out as soon as I open my mouth. And believe it or not, half the Texans I meet don't even sound like Texans!

82 posted on 04/04/2013 7:20:32 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Just a couple of tips when you move down here.......

1) We pull off to the side of the road (and remove hats) for funeral processions. You pull back on the road if you see the last car with headlights on or the last police car following.

2) If we know the deceased or their family members....we take food to the home. A lot of times it’s ‘home cooked’ (like a casserole they can freeze and use later) but, recently, store-bought things are OK. Barbeque that you pick up at a restaurant is always a winner.......but, be advised. EVERYBODY does that....’cause it’s easy.

Then there’s that whole “bless your heart” thing. Don’t be intimidated by that. It means many things, usually: “Well, bless his heart!” (This guy is a complete and utter idiot.) -OR- “Well, bless his heart! (Which means we have compassion for someone’s given situation and we truly care.) “Well, bless your heart!” (Which means you are grateful to that person who was very generous to you.) And, LAST, but NOT LEAST.....”Bless your heart”....(said through gritted teeth and an intimidating stare to, basically, say....”F U.”)

Clear as mud? ;-)

You’ll pick up on the nuances the longer you live here. :)


83 posted on 04/04/2013 7:25:26 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Windflier
LOL, i know what ya mean, have you tried Redman or dip??? that'll change the way you talk alright...
84 posted on 04/04/2013 7:26:35 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GenXteacher

Good luck, God bless, and please remember that you came to South to join it, not to change it.
______________________________________________________

Soooooooo true.


85 posted on 04/04/2013 7:28:02 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Chode
have you tried Redman or dip??? that'll change the way you talk alright...

I smoke, but I don't chew. Don't think I could ever bring myself to put tobacco in my mouth .. gag

86 posted on 04/04/2013 7:28:32 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
ya damn sure will if you swallow any of it...
87 posted on 04/04/2013 7:31:16 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Trapped_In_NY
I had a hotel suite at the Sofitel on 57th & 7th for four years back in the 80s-90s and that's as close as I've ever come to "living in NY" and that was close enuff.

I'd spend 2-3 weeks in NY and then 2-3 weeks on the road and then back home for 2 weeks.

It was a long four years, but I pitied the native NY City dwellers, they had no respite.

Congrats on your escape from NY.


88 posted on 04/04/2013 7:31:23 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: Pan_Yan; Trapped_In_NY; Hoodat

>>Welcome to our home. You are cordially invited to our next get together. When is that by the way?

When Trapped_in becomes Escaped_from_NY?

When are you here? I’m working up that way at least for April, FWIW. I’m pretty good on foodie, non-chain-y restaurant recommendations too.


89 posted on 04/04/2013 7:47:35 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Trapped_In_NY

A heartfelt congratulations from a Southern Boy.


90 posted on 04/04/2013 7:51:58 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: yarddog

Its quicker now than when I’ve got them before. Now they have a picture on them like a real ID. I guess the increased costs goes to all the technology used to expedite the process. Or just give the court some cash.

Either way, if you’re legit, its a painless process.

My dad had one in NY. It was easier to fill out the paperwork for my security clearance than the app he had to complete. Glad I made the move 17 years ago.


91 posted on 04/04/2013 9:41:05 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: Trapped_In_NY

Congrats! You will probably be much happier. Good decision!

Just one thought: If, after a couple of years of living there, feel that you are now “one of the gang” and can therefore get away with making fun of Southernisms (even truly silly ones), think again. Especially with a NY accent (even a mild one), you will not be assimilated until you’ve lived there 20 years. You may make many friends who truly come to love you and value you ... but if you ever drop a criticism of the Southern life in a Yankee dialect, you can get “froze out” real quick! Just sayin’.


92 posted on 04/04/2013 10:07:31 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: livius
"control freaks like Bloomberg"

A freak who is really a Democrat, walks like a Democrat, talks like a Democrat and cra*!s all over people like a Democrat, but says he is a Republican. And NY was dumb enough to accept that.

93 posted on 04/05/2013 1:32:24 AM PDT by Richard Brandon Abroad (Hey people, it's different over here. Different people, money ... and news.)
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To: Trapped_In_NY
Finally, after years of dreaming, we've finally moving from New Yorkistan to America (the outskirts of Atlanta, to be exactly)!

You will love America. You will love Atlanta. I left New York, and Atlanta is now my home. We can now meet for some of the finest Thai food you will ever experience!

94 posted on 04/05/2013 1:43:56 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: presently no screen name

Most Yankees here go through what a radio commentator called the “Cycle”:

1. believe the propaganda (generated mostly by the real estate industry) that NC is heaven;
2. Move to NC and get a temp job or work retail;
3. learn that one cannot support a household on low wages;
4. run through life savings;
5. lose house and family;
6. move away;
7. the real estate industry profits for a second time;

You see these people in the Cycle around all the time, by the hundreds, working retail with their furrowed little brows, wondering what happened. It’s sad.


95 posted on 04/05/2013 5:20:44 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: yarddog

yeah, I was going to add that, but didn’t want to confuse him! LOL


96 posted on 04/05/2013 7:19:52 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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97 posted on 04/05/2013 7:44:12 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: hondact200
I envy you I am stuck up here in the UP of Michigan, where on Friday and Saturday several inches of snow is predicted.

Ja, snow and cold keeps the riff raff out, eh? Do they consider Mississippi trolls and flatlanders up there, or is that reserved for us? :)

Not a yooper, but from North Michigan before 'temporarily' moving to outside the People's Republic of Ann Arbor.

98 posted on 04/05/2013 7:50:58 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Trapped_In_NY
I’ll be working 20 miles NE of Atlanta,

I know that area a little bit. My ex-girlfriend's from Gwinnett County. That area is alright, but a little too big city/suburbia for my tastes. Some areas are sketchy like Norcross but I wouldn't put it in the category of South Atlanta.

The mountains north of there are great and be sure to visit them. It reminds me of my old home in North Michigan with different accents. That's a high compliment from me.

99 posted on 04/05/2013 8:14:58 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: warchild9

Ok. Now I see what you mean. This guy is not in that class. He/his wife spent their vacations years earlier visiting spots that thought that they would like to retire to and they settled on Cary. So no one sold them on Cary- they went there with their eyes open. They were very highly paid individuals so their nest egg is not empty. Their house alone in NY, when sold, brought enough for the new Cary digs plus, plus, plus. I believe they now live in a gated community in Cary, IIRC.

All I remember is how he raved about it and he had already been there for a couple of years at that time. That’s why your post interested me when you said Cary. I have never been there but he sure created a desire to do so with his spiel! I told him he should get a part time job in the Tourism Dept of Cary.


100 posted on 04/05/2013 10:58:25 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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