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#101 Jan 14, 2009
GET OVER YOURSELF wrote:
you are right i wouldnt give them a cup of water they wouldnt appreciate the grat taste of well water compared to the polluted chlorine tasting city water
We had a well at our house when I lived in central NJ, do you honestly think there are no wells or farms in the state? Now I'm starting to see why there are so many stereotypes, ignorance.

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#102 Jan 14, 2009
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It would be nice if some people understood our actual history with the outside world in Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.
Fearing the power of Philadelphia interests and their traditional hostility to the Pennsylvania Germans, Hary Clay Trexler worked with NEW YORK financiers to curtail the Philadelphians' power and to create an economic climate favorable to local control of the city's business life.
The list on non-native Pennsylvanians or Lehigh Valley residents is quite extensive who have contributed to its quality of life and economy.
Whether
David O. Saylor - inventor of Portland Cement
James Allen - founder of Allentown
William Penn - founder of Pennsylvania
Benjamin Franklin - signer and drafter of Declaration of Indpendence, founder University of Pennsylvania
Andrew Carnegie - founder of Carnegie Steel, predecessor of US Steel
Charles M. Schwab - founder of Bethlehem Steel, predecessor of Arecelor Mittal Steel
Leonard Pool - founder of Air Products & Chemicals
Max Hess - founder of Hess's Department Store
John, Augustus, and William Mack - founders of Mack Trucks
Edwin Binney & C.Harold Smith - Crayola (Binney & Smith)
Mario Andretti - race car driver
Larry Holmes - world boxing champion
The list is quite long not only for the Lehigh Valley, but Pennsylvania.
I wouldn't knock who's is or isn't home grown as value comes from who the person is not where they live or lived.
Yeah but those items you listed-those people are "OK" with them because they benefitted the Pennsylvanians, many financially, so that's ok. Trying to live a better or normal way of life like everyone else is not ok, even if you patronize local establishments, or donate locally, then forget it. I agree with you but it's all psychological.

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#103 Jan 14, 2009
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Ok, you definitely got me on that one. But, after this country was founded, when YOUR ancestors came here, did they try to force the area to adapt to THEM? I'd think not.
You're talking about a country, Pennsylvania is not the entire United States, big difference,this is a concept many seem to conveniently forget. And the immigrents back then also had to deal with the prejudice & they did in fact bring things with them to the USA that remain to this day that we all utilize. You guys are trying to make Pennsylvania like your own little exclusive country. How quickly we forget that we're all living in the same country, we are all residing in America, Pennsylvania is not exclusive or annexed from the United States although the way some speak you'd this it was. If we cannot live united as Americans then why not lobby to annex PA from the US & place a wall around it?

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#104 Jan 14, 2009
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Just because people in the area know how to save money, why blast them for it? Just because people in the area want to get their money's worth of something, this is wrong? Who the heck are you to say that their way is wrong?
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Shouldn't you be taking that advice? There are many of us who moved here to do just what you described. Not all of us live on credit, some of us actually know how to manage our money & not live beyond our means & not use a credit card for everyone. I'm sorry but all these stereotypes are striking out, not all of us do the things you keep describing.

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#105 Jan 14, 2009
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Maybe because it was settled by the Dutch... Maybe...
I'm pretty much done with this subject. The NY mentality and arrogance makes it pointless to explain why they are hated in this area. Trying to explain it to them is like clapping with one hand or arm wrestling with a Leper... it just doesn't work.
I find it very sad that you will "hate" an entire group of people when they're not ALL like that. You have not met every single person who has moved here from NY or NJ yet you have zero qualms on "hating" all of them based on a small portion. Sorry I just find that extremely sad.

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#106 Jan 14, 2009
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Funny thing, I have never lived in NY or NJ; that assumption about anyone not from here is telling. I came here from the South. MY point is that nowhere else where I've lived have the locals been so cold toward ANYONE who is not native.
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Max when I lived in NJ we had people moving in from all different states, some even from other countries, & there was no mass hysterics about where they came from, they weren't given names or attacked verbally or anything like that. They were just another neighbor. I've been to well over 15 states in the country, some long term, & it was the same thing. And like I states earlier, this issue that goes on here was never even a thought in my mind, I had never heard of such a thing before & never thought it was possible so the thought never crossed my mind that an area could be so hateful like that towards new residents, mainly because I never experienced it before in similar situations in other states. I see some of it happening now in one town in another state with NY residents but nowhere close to what it's like here. My father's family lives in the Boswell, PA area & it's not like it there either. It's just mainly a local thing here. I've been to Boston, areas of Maine, New Hampshire, CT, RI, the Cape, VA, etc & they had NY/NJ residents & it was like another world, nothing like this.

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