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what's the difference between a yankee and a damn yankee?

answer; twenty years in florida
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what's the difference between a yankee and a damn yankee?

answer; twenty years in florida
Actually, the full definition is:

Yankees come south to visit.

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More and more I can't come up w/ a reason to even visit FLA.
Would seriously consider becoming a "resident" via St. Brendans but don't even want to give the state any business.

As an aside...
Heard a story on the radio today about a survey of states and IF you wanted to move and could, would you move out of your state.
Top three answers were MD, CT, and IL. Gee, all tax hungry states.

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And yet Fredric Karlton, the most notorious waterfront homeowner in regards to this issue, is a Florida native - born and raised, and a graduate of UF... Go figure... :-)

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A real POS! I'm surprised that nobody called the police to complain about the loud music he was playing. I would think that more objectionable then a freaking boat quietly anchored. Wonder how he would feel if folks started picketing his office.

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You NY bashers, in case you were not aware, NY consists of the more generally obnoxious NYC/LI area and the 95% of NY that is much more like VT, NH, ME and Canada. Please don't ever confuse the two, we who live upstate don't!
I know that's true. My next door neighbor was from Albany and he hated the NYC area and he was a great guy (and he was a boater, too). And, really, parts of NJ are the same way.

But, upstate New Yorkers aren't miserable people, so they aren't looking to move like the NYC/LI/northern NJ ones are.

But, my wife and her family were all from New Jersey, right outside the city limits of NYC and they were the biggest bunch of a-holes I ever saw in my life (and guess where they all moved to?).

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A real POS! I'm surprised that nobody called the police to complain about the loud music he was playing. I would think that more objectionable then a freaking boat quietly anchored. Wonder how he would feel if folks started picketing his office.
It's money, plain and simple. Money buys everything in Florida and there are people there with so much of it they don't know what to do but try and get their way in every single thing.

I could tell endless stories of the grossly excess I saw there on a daily basis.

In my marina, there was a guy, in his 30's who had a beautiful 84 foot yacht tied up at our marina. In the three years I was there, he came by twice and spent a weekend on it both times. I think he just bought one because he was rich, and in Florida and thought he was supposed to have one.

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Heard a story on the radio today about a survey of states and IF you wanted to move and could, would you move out of your state.
Top three answers were MD, CT, and IL. Gee, all tax hungry states.
Saw the same story. The interesting thing to me was that Montana had the lowest percentage of people who would like to leave, and it was still 23%. That seems awfully high to me, for the lowest state.
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Not long ago I heard about reports concerning new rules that affected drivers licences in Florida. If I recall correctly, it was about drivers' licences having to be in English - possibly with or without an official translation (e.g. additional cost). It did not take long for a small-scale revolt to bring about some modification: all those Quebecers herding south in the fall represent enough business for those affected to realize their bread and butter was at stake.

Since anchoring = no marina fees, it follows that the marine industry may well be conflicted about these new rules and not as anxious to lend its weight to combating anchoring restrictions.

I also read an article in Cruising World about the need for a Florida licence for a recreational vessel - somehow to be linked with Florida residency. The article was not entirely clear, but fines were being issued to vessels transiting from offshore to other destinations in the U.S.(Furthermore, this rule had started out as an offense that would attract [U]criminal[U]penalties! Go figure!)[

All of this suggests to me that the legislative assembly of Florida will eventually come up with a doozy that will send a huge shock through the tourism business/retirement industry and do long-lasting damage to its image (and revenues).

Before that, as so many here have already commented, many of us, myself included, are limiting our visits to Florida - in my case for transit to other destinations. After all, the only vote I have in Florida is my money.
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Heard a story on the radio today about a survey of states and IF you wanted to move and could, would you move out of your state.
Top three answers were MD, CT, and IL. Gee, all tax hungry states.
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Saw the same story. The interesting thing to me was that Montana had the lowest percentage of people who would like to leave, and it was still 23%. That seems awfully high to me, for the lowest state.
This is off-topic, but....
Half in Illinois and Connecticut Want to Move Elsewhere
I'm not sure you can draw any correlation between taxes and that survey. Also included on the list of states people most want to leave are low-tax states Nevada, Louisiana, and Mississippi. On the list of states people least want to leave is my own Minnesota, only 2% above the winner Montana. In addition to having winters as brutal as Montana, we have taxes as brutal as New York.


Anyway to keep it on topic, Florida polled that 31% would like to move and 67% would like to stay.

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Actually, the full definition is:

Yankees come south to visit.

Damn Yankees stay.
While living in NC I heard this to many times, so my reply was and after 5 yrs we were called boss.
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