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Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: VaBeagler] #7636842
07/28/22 08:14 AM
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Always loved going there with a load of chicken having 19 stops. NOT!


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Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: VaBeagler] #7636846
07/28/22 08:19 AM
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Hauled a lot of scrap to detroit out of a scrap yard within shouting distance of bed sty. One of only 2 times i had to have gun in hand was out front of that scrap yard about dawn waiting for them to open


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Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: VaBeagler] #7636854
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First time i hauled out of there i got there about 10am. Was a diner cross corner. I had to wait out on the street. A wino looking character came and told me for 3 dollars he would watch my truck if i wanted to go eat. ďAnybody mess wit it I joog a hole in em. I mean it. Gots my blade right here.Ē I did not pay him or go eat

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Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: VaBeagler] #7636857
07/28/22 08:27 AM
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I loved to visit NYC back when I was a young man. The size, height, and depth of that city is quite a sight to behold. I truly believe "if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere." "The city that never sleeps" for sure. It's wonderful to go there and see something so different from what it is like at home. The first time I drove under the Hudson River and popped up in Manhattan was just an amazing experience. It's an exciting place and we met some very interesting people and had some great experiences there.

And, I think you are quite right that people are about the same everywhere you go. If you treat them with respect, they generally reciprocate. There's good and bad people everywhere you go.

No way would I want to live or raise a family there. But it's quite a sight to see, for sure.

Now... when I went to visit San Francisco... YUCK! I hated EVERYTHING about that city, except visiting Alcatraz island. Couldn't wait to get out. Everyone told me what a beautiful city it was and that was what I was expecting. NOT SO!


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Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: VaBeagler] #7636867
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There aint 10 cents difference in any city I ever been to. Rich people areas with lots of LE. Middle class areas with some LE and poor areas with lots of crime and drugs and very little LE.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: danny clifton] #7636892
07/28/22 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
There aint 10 cents difference in any city I ever been to. Rich people areas with lots of LE. Middle class areas with some LE and poor areas with lots of crime and drugs and very little LE.



St. Louis is much nicer than Louisville. I would much prefer my farm was near St. Louis instead of Louisville.

Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: ToCatchAPredator] #7636896
07/28/22 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by ToCatchAPredator
I live about an hour - hour and a half north of the city but work down in the city and north Jersey all the time and absolutely hate it. I guess if you never grew up by it, I could see the fascination, but between the horrible driving, the traffic, the scum bags, the crack heads, the smell of pee and garbage, the homeless standing in the middle of traffic pan handling, the prices for anything, itís just enough to drive you insane. Not to mention as an electrician for att and Verizon wireless, and having to go into all these disgusting basements, itís a wonder why anyone would want to visit that place. Not to mention two weeks ago I was trying to get access to a building for an att site audit, and got caught in the middle of police guns drawn and swarmed around me to arrest a guy who stabbed a chase bank security guard in the neck. I constantly walk around with my knife opened in my pocket, as I am sometimes working in places where Iím the only white person for as far as the eye can see and Iím not going to be another statistic. I, my friend, hate that place !

I often tell people that comment like this, we are not mountain goats. Just because we were born on that mountain, don't mean we have to liive there the rest of our lives! lol There are lots of jobs in telecommunications all over this country. I would not stay there for two more seconds.....but what ever floats your boat!


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Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: VaBeagler] #7636908
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Glad you all had a good time
That place is not for me. My youngest lived in that cesspool for 7 years. The first time I was ever there, we entered through the Holland Tunnel. We went about 3 blocks and we saw the Geico cave man. Remember that dude? One of a kind. There he was walking down the street wearing a dress. Looked at the Mrs and my daughter and said I donít belong here. I did what I had to do for my daughter, but Iíll never go back

Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: VaBeagler] #7637052
07/28/22 02:18 PM
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When the show Shipping Wars used to be on, it was surprising how many of the haulers would shy away from shipping anything either to or from NYC.


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Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: VaBeagler] #7637147
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The crime alone would keep me away. If you are attacked in that screwball city, you would have to be beaten to a pulp since you would be arrested if you try to defend yourself and injure the perp.

Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: VaBeagler] #7637167
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Spent a week in Manhattan a few years ago.Stayed at a hotel on times square.
Wife had meetings at the UN so I spent the days walking around.Its a small place(manhattan island) milage wise to what i am used to.I walked all over the island in the week I was there.Walked down to where the towers used to be,and walked north up to Grants tomb and harlem.
Spent a couple afternoons at the Museum of Natural history-my favorite place.
The hotel was very nice.All the local people were very talkative and always seemed to be looking to get something,lots of people on the hustle,some agressive that had to be told to --- off..It didnt take long to figure out the locals from the visitors.
The locals always made eye contact. The visitors went out of their way to avoid eye contact at all costs.
I stared everyone in the eye.

I wouldnt live in a place like that but I would visit again to check out other museums and stuff like that.

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Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: danny clifton] #7637395
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
There aint 10 cents difference in any city I ever been to. Rich people areas with lots of LE. Middle class areas with some LE and poor areas with lots of crime and drugs and very little LE.


Mr. Clifton you and I both are long time members of this site and I have always respected your opinion and still do. This was not my first trip to NYC but it was my first time as a tourist. Like you I have been there several times for work and it was no fun at all. Leave your 53 foot tractor trailer at home and try it again as a vacationer. You may be surprised.

Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: VaBeagler] #7637498
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Iím glad you had a good trip! Itís good that you were about to change your perspective and even better, admit it. Lol

I wouldnít want to actually live any way other than I do, which is more private than most Americans can comprehend, but boy oh boy, I love visiting big cities. Like you said, the people watching is amazing.

Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: VaBeagler] #7637502
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Originally Posted by VaBeagler
Originally Posted by danny clifton
There aint 10 cents difference in any city I ever been to. Rich people areas with lots of LE. Middle class areas with some LE and poor areas with lots of crime and drugs and very little LE.


Mr. Clifton you and I both are long time members of this site and I have always respected your opinion and still do. This was not my first trip to NYC but it was my first time as a tourist. Like you I have been there several times for work and it was no fun at all. Leave your 53 foot tractor trailer at home and try it again as a vacationer. You may be surprised.


Perhaps the nice folks you ran into were other vacationers. lol


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Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: VaBeagler] #7637935
07/29/22 06:59 PM
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I know some people that live in NYC that are friendly. I have met unfriendly people in NYC too. Truck drivers have it rough in NYC.


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Re: Just got home from New York City [Re: VaBeagler] #7638045
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There are trucking companies that specifically tout No NYC in their recruiting efforts.

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