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2021-04-12 9:08:40 PM  
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2021-04-12 9:29:35 PM  
The remote parts of WV are amazing. It's the populated parts that can get Deliverancey
 
2021-04-12 9:31:58 PM  
How is the water quality?

The part I've seen of WV was beautiful but I'm skeptical of all the stripmining history there. California's Sierra foothills were ruined by that type of activity 100 years ago.
 
2021-04-12 9:33:16 PM  
Who knew you could sell opiates remotely?
 
2021-04-12 9:34:47 PM  
Does that come with a banjo, or is it BYO?
 
2021-04-12 9:35:15 PM  
I guess they're trying to up the collective IQ since they're busy cutting college funding.
 
2021-04-12 9:36:01 PM  
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2021-04-12 9:49:57 PM  
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2021-04-12 9:51:14 PM  
Do it. This is how you get liberals to populate a red state.
 
2021-04-12 9:56:50 PM  
That's every month right?
 
2021-04-12 9:57:16 PM  
WV is only 38 minutes away from where I am now, but... I... I don't think so.
 
2021-04-12 10:02:42 PM  

GRCooper: The remote parts of WV are amazing. It's the populated parts that can get Deliverancey


A coworker sent me some pictures of Spruce Mountain last weekend... absolutely gorgeous.

But afterwards you want to, you know, go home.
 
2021-04-12 10:14:22 PM  

GardenWeasel: Do it. This is how you get liberals to populate a red state.


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2021-04-12 10:26:08 PM  
Didn't WV recently upgrade to coal-fired, scream-powered internet?

The Sound of dial-up Internet
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2021-04-12 10:28:44 PM  
Don't do it.

/East Virginian
 
2021-04-12 10:34:52 PM  
TAKE ME HOOOOME
COUNTRY ROAAAAD
(NSFW)
IT'S A CARTOON
BANNINATION
NOT WORTH RISKING
SO I'LL POST
AS A LINK
 
2021-04-12 10:43:41 PM  
They start off with a good idea (pay people to move to WV and work remotely) and then get governmenty-stupid about it.

"The program is kicking off by accepting applicants who will commit to living in Morgantown (later cities will include Shepardstown and Lewisburg, one of America's favorite mountain towns.)"

Why the hell limit where in WV people taking advantage of the program can live? There are some rural places in (the few parts I know of) WV I'd look at living but not in a city.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-04-12 11:06:34 PM  
No deal.  I have access to world-class medical care, local cultural events and touring events, and the schools and colleges are good.

These are worth a lot more than a one-time $12,000 payment.
 
2021-04-12 11:07:19 PM  

thorpe: There are some rural places in (the few parts I know of) WV I'd look at living but not in a city.


Okay I keep seeing this point... Aside from saying their cities are, you know, more towns...

But seriously? Is rural WV that SAFE??? In Oregon unless you're in discernible off-grid your neighbors are usually f*cking WEIRDOS.
 
2021-04-12 11:20:31 PM  
Add three more zeroes to the end of that figure and I'll think about it.
 
2021-04-12 11:23:12 PM  

thorpe: They start off with a good idea (pay people to move to WV and work remotely) and then get governmenty-stupid about it.

"The program is kicking off by accepting applicants who will commit to living in Morgantown (later cities will include Shepardstown and Lewisburg, one of America's favorite mountain towns.)"

Why the hell limit where in WV people taking advantage of the program can live? There are some rural places in (the few parts I know of) WV I'd look at living but not in a city.


Because it's a pretty safe assumption that you need broadband if you're going to work remotely. This is WV. Those pretty parts barely have electricity.
 
2021-04-12 11:27:22 PM  
Let's see...

West Virginia:  1.81 million residents - 3.77% Black population (approx 70,000 people)
Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito in the Senate

Henry County, GA:  221,000 residents - 41.9% Black population (approx 93,000 people)
Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the Senate

There's the proximity of Atlanta and its attractions. Savannah and the Atlantic Ocean is 3 hours away by car. I'm closer to family in Alabama in GA as well.

I don't think I'll be moving to WV anytime soon. Thanks, but there's not enough money available to make me move there.
 
2021-04-12 11:28:53 PM  

Cyberluddite: Add three more zeroes to the end of that figure and I'll think about it.


Still not enough for me. Not even 6 zeros.
 
2021-04-13 12:21:39 AM  

puffy999: thorpe: There are some rural places in (the few parts I know of) WV I'd look at living but not in a city.

Okay I keep seeing this point... Aside from saying their cities are, you know, more towns...

But seriously? Is rural WV that SAFE??? In Oregon unless you're in discernible off-grid your neighbors are usually f*cking WEIRDOS.


In the 2 parts of WV I go to each year there are certainly safe areas. The risky areas I've seen are long dead-end roads, long roads along streams and rivers, and certain towns.  "Risky" = "looks like meth houses to me".
 
2021-04-13 12:31:44 AM  

monsatano: thorpe: They start off with a good idea (pay people to move to WV and work remotely) and then get governmenty-stupid about it.

"The program is kicking off by accepting applicants who will commit to living in Morgantown (later cities will include Shepardstown and Lewisburg, one of America's favorite mountain towns.)"

Why the hell limit where in WV people taking advantage of the program can live? There are some rural places in (the few parts I know of) WV I'd look at living but not in a city.

Because it's a pretty safe assumption that you need broadband if you're going to work remotely. This is WV. Those pretty parts barely have electricity.


Every rental cabin I've stayed in in WV has had solid broadband and TV. They pay for it. I'd figure I'd have to do the same to live there since I'm not living without broadband. As for electricity yeah, mountainous areas  have more electrical outages than city suburbs, duh.

I don't know what you mean by "those parts"? Specifically which parts of WV are you talking about?
 
2021-04-13 12:38:03 AM  
I love WV

It's safe.

The people are very nice. There's a lot of Poverty.

But I haven't been there since 1989.
 
2021-04-13 1:17:29 AM  

make me some tea: How is the water quality?

The part I've seen of WV was beautiful but I'm skeptical of all the stripmining history there. California's Sierra foothills were ruined by that type of activity 100 years ago.


WV is one of the most polluted places in the US.  People in WV smoke meth, because it's cleaner than breathing the air.
 
2021-04-13 2:34:03 AM  
Sorry, but you'll need to add least three zeroes to the end of that to make me even consider it.
 
2021-04-13 2:48:11 AM  
$12,000 dollars does not make up for living near people who will want to kill you for worshiping the wrong version of Jesus.

Also: remove work is rather difficult in areas that have Republican-quality Internet service.
 
2021-04-13 2:48:23 AM  

Brosephus: Let's see...

West Virginia:  1.81 million residents - 3.77% Black population (approx 70,000 people)
Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito in the Senate

Henry County, GA:  221,000 residents - 41.9% Black population (approx 93,000 people)
Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the Senate

There's the proximity of Atlanta and its attractions. Savannah and the Atlantic Ocean is 3 hours away by car. I'm closer to family in Alabama in GA as well.

I don't think I'll be moving to WV anytime soon. Thanks, but there's not enough money available to make me move there.


But I bet your strippers aren't missing all their teeth and aren't pregnant.
 
2021-04-13 2:49:55 AM  

TWX: No deal.  I have access to world-class medical care, local cultural events and touring events, and the schools and colleges are good.

These are worth a lot more than a one-time $12,000 payment.


I know it's a privilege, but my signing bonuses almost always are more than that. They do have a neat program for paying off medical school debt though. (Many underserved areas do)
 
2021-04-13 2:51:00 AM  
They failed to mention the important question. If I don't have a real it I've to have sex with, will they provide me with one? Do I get my pick?
 
2021-04-13 2:55:49 AM  

GardenWeasel: Do it. This is how you get liberals to populate a red state.


That's only Step 1, though.  Step 2 is to offer prima nocta so we can breed the red out.
 
2021-04-13 2:59:43 AM  

WalkingSedgwick: $12,000 dollars does not make up for living near people who will want to kill you for worshiping the wrong version of Jesus.

Also: remove work is rather difficult in areas that have Republican-quality Internet service.


Easy. Simply play the long game. Tell them you're in a deep personal relationship with Jesus, love him with all your heart and mention how you have accepted him inside you. Then say you don't go to church because you are punishing yourself for lusting after a woman and know Jesus disapproves and can't attend until he tells you otherwise. Then, on the last day just as you move away, introduce them to your special Mexican friend and the correct pronouciation of his name, Haysoos. Film it for profit, and have a car with the engine running ready.
 
2021-04-13 3:01:15 AM  

puffy999: TAKE ME HOOOOME
COUNTRY ROAAAAD
(NSFW)
IT'S A CARTOON
BANNINATION
NOT WORTH RISKING
SO I'LL POST
AS A LINK


what in the fark
 
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2021-04-13 3:01:30 AM  
I'd move to WV for the right price. It would need to be in the area of "golden parachute," though, not this offer of "sorry your pinky finger on your off hand got chopped off in an industrial accident."
 
2021-04-13 3:01:51 AM  
Gonna need a few more zeroes.
 
2021-04-13 3:05:17 AM  
WV is basically Ohio, if Ohio had fewer people, less money, and more terrain. And wasn't so farking ugly.

Wouldn't be my first choice, but it'd be far from last.
 
2021-04-13 3:15:52 AM  
On the bright side, you'd likely be the smartest person in West Virginia.

On the less bright side, you were dumb enough to move to, and be stuck in, West Virginia.
 
2021-04-13 3:16:30 AM  

GRCooper: The remote parts of WV are amazing. It's the populated parts that can get Deliverancey


How much of that natural part of the state is left that hasn't been strip mined though?
 
2021-04-13 3:17:09 AM  
lol, no. Pretty mountains, but not the kind of state I'm interested in living in. Way too red.

I'll stay in Maryland, thanks.
 
2021-04-13 3:18:06 AM  
How do you work remotely in a coal mine?
 
2021-04-13 3:20:24 AM  
I can't live in WV.  I don't have a sister and I don't want to be single for the rest of my life.
 
2021-04-13 3:42:53 AM  

GRCooper: The remote parts of WV are amazing. It's the populated parts that can get Deliverancey


It's a beautiful area. I drove through it and Kentucky many times when I lived on the east coast and as long as I never had to deal with any of the locals or god forbid any of the local law enforcement it would be good.
They have nice hills and pretty woods with lots of water to play in.  I'm down.
 
2021-04-13 3:49:31 AM  
I went there for vacation a couple of years ago, taking the bike north to south.

Beautiful area, everyone was really nice, and some of the small towns were dedicated to staking a modern claim on culture, nightlife, food. It was not what I expected at all. Could totally see moving there. And yes, some areas were poor but there was pride there. The national forest was awe-inspiring.

Every second or third town though, especially as you got close to KY...
 
2021-04-13 3:52:18 AM  

punkwrestler: Brosephus: Let's see...

West Virginia:  1.81 million residents - 3.77% Black population (approx 70,000 people)
Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito in the Senate

Henry County, GA:  221,000 residents - 41.9% Black population (approx 93,000 people)
Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the Senate

There's the proximity of Atlanta and its attractions. Savannah and the Atlantic Ocean is 3 hours away by car. I'm closer to family in Alabama in GA as well.

I don't think I'll be moving to WV anytime soon. Thanks, but there's not enough money available to make me move there.

But I bet your strippers aren't missing all their teeth and aren't pregnant.


Depends on which club you frequent. You can go from Playboy Playmates in one club to bullet holes and stab wounds in another within the metro Atlanta area. Don't remember seeing any pregnant ones here, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were.
 
2021-04-13 3:54:21 AM  
So that is the town they show to promote the State?  That town's population is about 29,000.
I live in Joshua Tree/Yucca Valley population about 27,000. Yet I can get to Palm Springs in 30 minutes and Orange County's Newport Beach and Los Angeles in under 2 hours. Plus I have Glamis sand dunes, Johnson Valley Off Road Park (King of the Hammers) and Big Bear skiing in 45min-1hour. Lake Havasu in under 2 hours.
If you doubt me on Big Bear I can take a back road which is only 30 miles to big Bear from where I live, it is dirt so much slower but much more fun!  I have taken my dirt bike to Big Bear, ate lunch, gassed up and went home in one day.

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2021-04-13 4:22:46 AM  
That just looks like every sad small city they show in all the movies.  Monotonous red and beige brick square buildings and a ugly green rivers.  It grosses me out when they show them swimming in the green lakes and rivers, what is going in their mouths?


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2021-04-13 4:26:30 AM  

DigitalDirt: That just looks like every sad small city they show in all the movies.  Monotonous red and beige brick square buildings and a ugly green rivers.  It grosses me out when they show them swimming in the green lakes and rivers, what is going in their mouths?


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Isn't it obvious? The Gill man's turds.
 
2021-04-13 4:26:44 AM  

atlantic_lotion: puffy999: TAKE ME HOOOOME
COUNTRY ROAAAAD
(NSFW)
IT'S A CARTOON
BANNINATION
NOT WORTH RISKING
SO I'LL POST
AS A LINK

what in the fark


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