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    Default Political colonies and enclaves?

    Would you move to a colony or intentional community of likeminded people if you could? Would the likely politics of your neighbours influence your choice of neighbourhood if you were moving house?
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    Bottom line - no, I wouldn't move to a colony of carbon copies.
    And a neighbor's political leaning has nothing to do wth me.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
    — Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    And a neighbor's political leaning has nothing to do wth me.
    It does to me if they don't stfu about it.

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    Lol. It depends. If I want to get away from old circumstances then yes. However, old circumstances tend to follow close behind in different forms. The best thing you can do for yourself is to own up to your own beliefs and opinions, even if they be about others. Moving to some compound will not fix your divisions with others.

    I don't give a shit about my neighbors beliefs but I do care about the county's decisions about the community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    It does to me if they don't stfu about it.
    How did they get in your house?
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
    — Mark Twain

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    I don't think very many people have the privilege of living in a vacuum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    How did they get in your house?
    Nobody comes to my house.

    Anyways, I've never thought about a community like that. I haven't put much effort into a family (yet), let alone a community. But if I did, I'm sure that'd be more than enough. I don't need a whole village of clones.

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    No, not interested. I think it's kinda creepy, as in colony.
    Buying a home, I would want to know what the neighborhood was about, yes. There are communities around here that include all Catholics, all granolas, etc., and I wouldn't want to move into one that I was opposed to, or didn't want to be a part of. It's a serious situation here to find a neighborhood that fits, since there is so much diversity, and like-minded people do tend to clan together. I'm not really Christian, and don't want a billion churches around. Strike that. I'm not really traditional. Strike that. I'm not an artist. Strike that. etc.etc.etc. If you stand-out in the neighborhood, it could cause problems down-the-road.
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    The idea offends my Ne.

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