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I Hate Florida

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    Parenting in Florida: Florida dad charged

    with throwing girl off bridge to her death http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/01/08/Florida-dad-charged-with-throwing-girl-off-bridge-to-her-death/5611420726436/#ixzz3OFzM52vz
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 1 Response Jan 8

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    I Give Up On Florida

    Don't waste your life here. I came down here in 2010 thinking that it would be nice to live in a vacation state. I guess I was wrong. I haven't made any friends. Every time I walk into a room the people who were talking to each other suddenly stop talking, but then as soon as I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    Only in Florida could we have something like

    "Fangate." I mean, really. For those who may be reading this from outside Florida, haven't logged onto the Internet for the past week or just don't follow Florida politics, "Fangate" occurred on Oct. 15, 2014 during a debate between former Florida Governor Charlie Crist...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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    Florida...........

    I can't believe there is a whole section of a website dedicated to this! It's fantastic! I was born in Lockport New York, and lived in various parts of Western New York my whole life (Niagara Falls, Buffalo,Lockport,Amherst,North Tonowanda,Akron, etc..) until sept 2011...
    gnr1989 gnr1989 22-25, M 9 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    THERE ARE PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 60 WALKING

    THE STREETS OF AMERICA! You won't believe this if you live in Southwest Florida. I had the chance to travel back north for a little while. It was cold, but so what? The people were awake, alert, alive! They're doing things and making a difference! What a contrast to the...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 1 Response Mar 4

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    oh man! where to begin?

    well, tonight i had stone crab and grilled swordfish with a few glasses of floridian heffeweizen (brewed by the artisans of funky buddha brewery). i've got tickets to see the new world symphony this friday and then dinner reservations at nobu (i hear they make decent sushi). i...
    nil0c0lin nil0c0lin 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Today I was involved in a road rage incident.

    Mercifully, no one was hurt and no cars were damaged. But a Cadillac flashed his lights at me when I was driving at the speed limit and following safely and was really obnoxious in tailgating and then blocking me as I maneuvered. I got mad and cut him off. Astonishingly, he went...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I Hate Florida

    At the end of September, my parents sold their house up in Pennsylvania and moved down here to SW Florida permanently. As I had been living with them while I worked my part-time job and took classes, I decided it would be best to move down here with them until I finish classes...
    MissingPA MissingPA 26-30, M 9 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    Florida Is A Close To Hell As One Can Get.

    I really hate this place with a passion. I was relocated here back in the early 80's when my new husband got out of the Army. We had 2 children and I wanted a positive future for them. Where I am from general motors shut down and so did the town. I felt that there was a better...
    lisalongc lisalongc 51-55 4 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    Another milestone reached!

    Florida Public Schools Ranking Falls to 28th in Nation http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/Florida-Public-Schools-Ranking-Falls-to-28th-in-Nation-287951781.html
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Jan 16

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    Two Florida parents reward their kids

    for good grades in school with marijuana and cocaine. I'm impressed with their commitment to education, which is so rare in this state.For a great take on the story, check out:Florida Parents: You Keep A ‘B’ Average, We’ll Keep Giving You Weed And Cocaine. Deal...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 May 8

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    Actually I do not hate florida.

    .. I was born here in about 50 or so years ago. When I was born here it was very different... not many cars or people like it is now. There actually were a lot of fascinating things like the Everglades, and the Serpentarium, and Monkey Jungle... really cool stuff. What I often...
    Playpossum Playpossum 51-55, F Mar 7

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    Please, Please, Avoid South Florida At All Costs

    Why in God's name would anyone want to come to Florida? Everything South of Ocala is pure hell and the most God awful looking place. South/central and South Florida have to be one of the ugliest places on earth. Unless you are wealthy, this place is a hell-hole. Rich people...
    JamesTKirk70001 JamesTKirk70001 66-70, M 10 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    I have been living in Florida

    since 2003 and it has been getting worse progressively. This is not a place for professionals, people looking for love or a decent living in general. When I had enough of losers, cheaters, rude service and high cost of living I placed my house on sale and it was sabotaged with a...
    OceanNymph OceanNymph 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    Have you ever had that nightmare?

    That vivid, lucid nightmare that’s not only dark and murky, but very confusing? Those kind of nightmares that paralyse you. You feel yourself screaming and may even hear your own mumbles; you try to move an arm, a leg, but nothing, you’re stuck. In those moments your heart...
    ElleBelle70 ElleBelle70 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    How Dumb Is My State?

    (Very Dumb): Dear Fellow Florida-haters: It is my pleasure to recommend to your attention a hysterically funny and very well-written new column that will take a weekly look at the stupidity and absurdities of the Sunshine Swamp. It appears on the snarky website Wonkette.com...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Jan 20

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    Florida Is Boring!!!

    I have relatives in Florida. Even as a toddler I knew that state as no good. The people are boring and unenthused, it's too hot to enjoy nature, which may I add, is dry, ugly, brown, and dying, and there's nothing enteresting there. Everywhere I go there's a Walmart, Beals, or K...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    Dream On...!

    Boy was I nuts when I moved here. It reminds me of being married and I knew I made a mistake the first year, but unable to get free. It has been an education and taught me that people are basically bad. I used to be religious and, like Anne Frank, thought people were basically...
    largomargo largomargo 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    i came down here to west palm beach,

    florida in 2011. originally from NJ we own a business down here which we hope to sell and get out in the next few years. What I hate about it is: no change of seasons, no snow, my long hair dogs never go out due to heat, people are rude, way too many beggars and the general...
    mysty723 mysty723 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    Florida, The Drug State

    Florida is a swamp in so many ways. Its a breeding ground for bugs, snakes,and some of the worst two legged vermin in the world. In 6 trips over a ten year period, only one being voluntary, its always the same thing: Miserable  weather, ignorant, arrogant people, and a...
    Sheperdov Sheperdov 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 31, 2010

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    God Hates Florida Too-

    I am convinced that God hates Florida too and that is why he used to send hurricanes to try and wash it off the map. I have lived here since 2005 and I feel like I am doing hard time in a prison. As soon as you have crossed the stateline and left Georgia, you have entered the...
    wiltedflower wiltedflower 36-40 26 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    More Florida neighborliness.

    .. Woman cooks neighbor. Hey, maybe she was just hungry...? http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-woman-murder-cooked-body-parts-20141117-story.html
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Nov 19, 2014

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    Florida Woman Offers Van

    as Collateral for Alleged Hit on Husband.Now we know how much life is worth in Florida: 1 pizza delivery van and three other vehicles.That's pretty much what I always suspected. The full story is here:http://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-woman-offers-van-collateral-alleged-hit...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Dec 23, 2014

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    Why People Hate Florida

    Lets see why People dislike Florida 1)Florida has the most Pedophiles 2)If you are a redneck young female you can kill your baby and get away with it(Casey Anthony) 3)Every where you turn you have some idiot Floridian trying to rip you off with some scam. 4)Cops here take 2...
    Jedi2126 Jedi2126 31-35 82 Responses May 16, 2012

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    Get Me Out Of The Heat And Crowds!

      Ten reasons I hate Florida. There are certainly more. The asset to living in Tampa Bay is the beach in winter and at night. I love that. But other than that, here is my laundry list of gripes: Heat is unbearable for more than half the year Huge crowds of...
    alabamaborn alabamaborn 56-60, F 17 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    The Mold Is Killing Me, The Doctors Are Crooks, I'M Outta Here

    Inherited a place. Arrived May 1, 2012. Never been allergic to anything or in hospital. Within 2 months I'm in heart failure and 8 days in hospital due to sever allergy to mold alternaria, which is everywhere outside. They also managed to infect me with MRSA, destroyed my veins...
    Durersleuth Durersleuth 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    People who get tired of Northern winters tend

    to move to Florida looking for paradise and a place without snow. The problem is, it's too extreme of a change. Unless you LOVE hot weather (and I don't mean Michigan summer hot. I mean sauna hot), you're just exchanging a miserable winter for a miserable summer. As someone who...
    Georgie0324 Georgie0324 31-35, F 9 Responses Sep 8, 2014

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    When I say I hate Florida that's an

    understatement. I moved here from Pennsylvania about 3 months ago. There are many reasons as to why I hate Florida, one of them being the schools. I have an illness as to where I cannot attend tradition high school, I have to do cyber if I want to finish. Unfortunately they only...
    lyssa12345 lyssa12345 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I'm in Florida to visit relatives again.

    The purified bottled water still tastes bad, but it'll have to do (MUCH better than tap water). I brought some food and ingredients from my home and kept it in a cooler throughout my road trip (I also should have brought my own bottled water but I forgot!). I brought the food...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    I'm in the W.P.B. area.

    ... There are many N.Y.ers here, thank God!! I love the aqua blue beach, and big blue sky, that is why I stay for the most part. I had lived on L.I., in New York up until I was almost 22. Then, do to unforeseen circumstances I had to move, and if you think FL is bad live in...
    nativeNYR50 nativeNYR50 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Regret

    I regretted moving from California to Florida. If its not for school and my fiancée; I would have move back to cali in a heart beat. Can't stand the insensitive, uneducated, selfish, money stealer, the stupid drivers and everything about the people here are not my cup of tea. I...
    Muestro Muestro 31-35 3 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    Lack Of A Work Ethic In Florida

    I have noticed a lack of a work ethic here. From dealing with doctor's offices, to people in stores, to tying to hire someone for home repair work.I have had people show up hours late or not at all when you need yard work done or some type of home repair. I had one guy tell me...
    sean2 sean2 41-45 7 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    I HATE FLORIDA!!!! I hate this dumb, hot, flat, stupid, ugly, rude, nasty, selfish, boring, crushing, oppressive, conformist, depressing, blinding, crazy, doped, miserable, murderous state. There's a reason Florida looks like America's d*** -- that's because it is. And like the d...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 7 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Yet another source of insight into the weirdness

    and degeneracy that is Florida, courtesy of Twitter: Check out https://twitter.com/_FloridaMan for all your Florida bizzaro needs. I can't believe it's taken me this long to find this.
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Mar 3

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    Is It Florida Or Just Tampa Bay

    I am just curious...I have lived 7 HORRIBLE years in this hellish state!  I have lived in the Tampa Bay and my exerience seemspretty similar to most others.  The only other place I have been to in FL has been Sanibel, which was great because I was onvacation and kind of CUT OFF...
    hrrcomisso hrrcomisso 31-35 33 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    THE ONLY PLACE IN THE USA THAT HASN'T HAD SNOW

    YET!!!!!!!!! WTF?! EVEN TEXAS HAS SNOW!!! this is so ****** up... -.-
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F Nov 17, 2014

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    Cesspool Of Junkie Vermin

    I moved to Florida when i was 10 from London UK, i remember NOT wanting to come but had no choice. Ive lived here for 10 years and i have hated every minute of it. i feel sorry for people who were born here, had to grow up here and have never seen what it's like in other places...
    britishlasshatesflorida britishlasshatesflorida 22-25 8 Responses Dec 18, 2012

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    The Reality...

    This group is fantastic. Where do I begin? I have been coming to FL since my grandparents moved down here. I spent nearly every single summer as a kid down here chillin by the pool, going to the beaches and visiting the cool water parks and flea markets. My childhood had been...
    PsychobillyDan PsychobillyDan 36-40, M 8 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    Pet care in the Sunshine Swamp: Florida woman

    accused of drowning puppy in airport toilet http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/01/27/florida-woman-accused-drowning-puppy-in-airport-toilet/
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Jan 27

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    Stay Away From Florida For Your Sanity

    I have lived in Tallahassee for 15 years. I have hated every minute of it. I'm from Atlanta and I should have stayed there. But, lured by a warm climate and a great scholarship offer I came to school here and was crazy enough to stay in Florida to work. What a big mistake...
    janeway2742 janeway2742 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    We're on the verge of an election to legalize

    medical marijuana in Florida with Amendment 2. Down in Southwestern Florida (Naples, Fort Myers, Marco Island) there's a big movement to stop it and the local conservative boards (county commissions, city councils) are trying to make it as difficult as possible to dispense any...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 3 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    A Trap Not Just For Tourists.

    I moved to Florida in the spring of 1999 at 26 years old. I am from the midwest - Detroit and Minneapolis to be exact, and I thought life could go nowhere but up. I thought I was moving in with an awesome girl and we were going to go diving and swimming in the ocean and we'd be...
    gurensan gurensan 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 14, 2012

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    Hey Everybody I Am New Here. Nice To Be In Here With People Who Feel The Same Way About Shittyh Florida.

    Hey everybody. I am new here. I decided to type in to google why I hate Florida and I came across this site. I was glad to see people who shared my feelings. So I want to hear more stories and have you cool people reply to my experience as well. I moved to this...
    goldsgymdamon goldsgymdamon 26-30, M 13 Responses May 10, 2010

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    You'Ll Think It'S You, But No Its This Rotten State.

    I moved to South Miami about 15 months ago, and everyday of it has been mortifying. The daily heat-stroke, blinding sun and sweat-bath is irritating enough to put you in a bad mood right out of bed, but what will really get you is the people. The people of Miami, mostly...
    Tylersloeper Tylersloeper 22-25, M 7 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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    Misery truly loves company

    because I never felt good about how I felt about florida until someone else totally agreed. I don't want people to try to make me feel better about it. It sucks balls here. I am so tired of people looking puzzled when I say I hate it here. They say there's Disney and universal...
    Brightfuture99 Brightfuture99 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    One Last Comment

    I have a good, very smart friend who has traveled all over the country. He has stated that in his opinion Florida is like the colon and Annis of the United States. People from all over the country who can't make it or who are running from something, come to Florida, and of course...
    fedupMike fedupMike 51-55, M 9 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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