Originally posted by network dude
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
2. i am concerned about front loading information. it is a step i may one day take, but not until i am prepared.
the first one, I don't get,( I get the Rosicrucian thing, but not the being able to meet anyone in a town of 25k) but I respect the second one. Just
remember what we keep telling everyone, it isn't the information that is so important, it's how you get that information that makes it so special.
I hope you do ask that question when you are ready.
[edit on 19-5-2010 by network dude]
I will be moving to San Antonio within this year. Once i make that move, and get settled in, I may start looking around.
You would have to understand the town i live in. It is small. We used to have a booming oil economy and an Air Force base, until the mid 80's when
the oil busted (and the base closed in 79). After that, just about anyone with any education left.
Our town now has a few doctors, lawyers, nurses, and teachers. But it is mostly service industry (fast food, restaurant, hotel, etc). The external
sources of income for our town would be the Alon Refinery (see my previous thread about it exploding), 5 prisons, 1 mental hospital, and 1 VA
hospital. There may be about 300 other jobs in manufacturing, and another 200 in a bottle making company (for CocaCola).
In short, this town is lots and lots of people who are uneducated, often willfully ignorant, shortsighted, poor, and narrowminded. In my town of 25k,
we have over 100 churches. Most people are either Catholic, Baptist, or Methodist. We have the highest teen pregnancy rate in the state of Texas.
We sit at the crossroads of a major interstate and major highway, both that are critical to the drug trades ability to get their product moved into
The great Paul Harvey once said of my town, "If you want to commit a murder and get away with it, this is the place to go" during a radio broadcast
in the late 80's. Nothing has really changed.
I am a local business leader and community leader. I know lots of the good people of this town. I say lots, but there are few. I know everyone. I
have lived here about 30 years. I ran a call center that employed 400 at a time, so i was able to meet thousands of our residents while doing that.
It takes me an hour to buy 1 roll of toilet paper at the grocery store because i have to stop and say hi to someone about every 5 steps.
In all my life living here, I have never seen a Masonic bumper stickers, window decal or anything indicating that there is a lodge in my town. We
have Eagles, Elks, and Rotary (which iam a member of, actually), but no Masons. I don't think that the people of this town would allow there to be a
masonic lodge. That is considered "evil" by the good Christian folks.