Hey there BBB, allow me to respond to some of your generalizations regarding my neighborhood that I'm sure you've never been in.<quoted text>
So basically, you are saying that you CAN'T refute ANY of my points with fact... but they "don't count" because - according to you - I am no longer "qualified" to comment.
Based on the assumption that, what? you have been appointed 'official' thread mediator or something?
I just reread your response. Again, not one piece of factual proof to back your end up. So, you just decided if you don't want to hear what I'm saying you'll declare the discussion "over"...?
Lastly, I just spent 2 months straight in Suffolk Co. on business. So I believe I saw enough to draw some accurate conclusions on the changes that are occurring on LI.
So, if you consider the discussion over, then I only have one thing left for you to read:
First of all, I took leave a couple of weeks ago and walked all around my neighborhood. I walked right past the house where this invasion took place. You'd never know anything was "going down" there. The streets are clean, properties kept up well enough and no punks hanging around on corners. As a self-proclaimed LIer, you should know better than to think that just because of one incident, the whole town is bad. Holtsville has grown a lot just since I've been in high school. It's got TONS of neighborhoods. My old one happens to still be good. Also, when people such as me say "middle class white neighborhood" that doesn't mean that there aren't other ethnic groups represented there. Sure there are hispanics and some black families, but the overwhelming majority of the place is still white. WHO CARES?! It's not "the hood" or "the ghetto" like you seem to be alluding to. Spare us the "Long Island sucks" undertones. I'm a LIer but being in the military I've seen a great deal of this country. Every place I've been (and I mean EVERY place!) experiences similar things to LI. LI is simply no worse. Everything is subjective. Enough with the bashing.