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  •  I'm proud to have lived the alternative (6+ / 0-)

    having lived in two state capitals, both where the freeways are kept away from the true downtown (they come close in Nashville due to later growth of downtown, but nowhere near in Madison).

    Male, 21, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02, unapologetic supporter of Obama and Occupy. Tammy Baldwin for Senate and Recall Walker!

    by fearlessfred14 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 at 09:44:33 PM PDT

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    •  Great point. Loved Madison. (3+ / 0-)

      Madison also has the advantage of hosting both the state Capitol and the state university system's flagship campus. It's an urban synergy that Springfield, Ill., where I lived for a year, could desperately use.

      •  Nashville could use it badly too (4+ / 0-)

        Especially given that it's a close second in population to Memphis, it's a real shame that the flagship campus is in the smaller and less vibrant city of Knoxville. In fact, UT does not have a large campus in either Nashville or Memphis!

        Male, 21, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02, unapologetic supporter of Obama and Occupy. Tammy Baldwin for Senate and Recall Walker!

        by fearlessfred14 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 at 10:57:35 PM PDT

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        •  I've been to Nashville once (1+ / 0-)
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          and was struck by the crazy number of freeways. Those can't all have been necessary.

          "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

          by Geenius at Wrok on Sat Mar 31, 2012 at 06:55:53 AM PDT

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