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Quizno's in Broadlands

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by SW Hokie, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. GeauxTigers

    GeauxTigers Member

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    I thought your point was people are choosing Fla and Cali as a retirement destination. In any case I don't really care much either way. I concede!

    Back to the Quizno's topic.
     
  2. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    I guess Math wasn't Lee's strong point in school. Percentages tell everything here because your point was CHANGE not how many old people live where. Raw numbers are normalized here because we are talking percentage of the state's own population - not comparing the raw numbers against each other. The 65 and older population is growing here FASTER then in California.

    And if you look further into the stats - you'll find that migration INTO the state is much higher here then in California as a percentage.

    http://www.census.gov/prod/2003pubs/c2kbr-28.pdf Page 5
    Of the people who moved in the state during the time period, only 4% of movers in California came in from another state.. compared to 12% in Virginia.

    California's population grew at 13.8% over the same period.. so the elderly population only grew marginally over the overall growth of the state. Virginia's elderly population grew at a much faster pace then its overall population.

    You can hide all you want Lee - but stop making up your own facts. It gets annoying.

    Poor people don't change how much you make Lee. A higher percentage of poor people would only bring our average DOWN, not make it higher. The reason this area is ranked so high is because its populated by people that can afford to pick where they live and can afford to commute to work. Its our INCOMES are high, and we aren't hurt by having that diluted over a very large established population.

    I encourage you to find some then - http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html

    Until then - cut the BS
     
  3. Baywatch68

    Baywatch68 New Member

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    My feet just got cold. Did hell freeze over?
     
  4. Baywatch68

    Baywatch68 New Member

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    Good thing I moved out here then.:huh:
     
  5. Baywatch68

    Baywatch68 New Member

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    I have found that the traffic out here isn't nearly as bad as D.C. and I will agree that the secondary roads are nice except that they don't drain very well when it rains.

    I moved out here because this is where my job offer was. If I hadn't been so unceremoniously released from my previous position, I would have been in Northern Virginia for life.
     
  6. Nova Native

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    We've been all over the country and I would choose this area over any other. I do hate the traffic but believe it or not it is much better here than the southern part of this area (like Manassas and Woodbridge).

    Whenever my husband and I do the where would we move if we won 10-100 million on powerball or something. I love having neighbors relatively close, so a large country estate would be out of the question. I think I would choose one of the new mansion neighborhoods in mclean or Clarendon.

    I apologize for being off the original topic but, your honor, if you follow me, it ties in to whether this will be a strong area in the long run and whether or not Quiznos and Puccios closing is just the tip of a very large iceberg.
     
  7. Silence Dogood99

    Silence Dogood99 New Member

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    wow, someone out of touch with the common man?!
     
  8. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I, a starving air traffic controller and father of a family of five, live here on under $150,000. Now do you think I can get a raise?
     
  9. gryphon

    gryphon Banned User

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    I've offered to organize residents to pay you for your service as the head of the HOA. Folks, please contact me if you agree.

    However, we will have to agree to disagree - there's just no need to increase our taxes to pay for your air traffic raise. If you want more money, I suggest you do what us poor souls in the private sector do: search for a job on the free market.
     
  10. gryphon

    gryphon Banned User

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    Genuinely, dude. I was shocked. I am happy to admit my error.
     
  11. Chsalas

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    You can't be this stupid? I suppose you also think that teachers, firefighters and police are over paid too.
     
  12. gryphon

    gryphon Banned User

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    For teachers and police, I think they are paid fairly. If not, those people who are doing it would choose another profession. Don't you agree? My point is simple: if someone does like his or her government salary, that person should look for a new job and not whine for Joe American Taxpayer to shell out more!

    As far as firefighters go, your post shows you to be uninformed. Ashburn has an unpaid volunteer fair department. See http://www.ashburnfirerescue.org/.
     
  13. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    uuuuhhh- Quiznos? rename this thread already... lol
     
  14. kevinq

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    Following the link provided, the Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department's website can help inform the uninformed. Like most fire companies in Loudoun County, the Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department is part of a combination career and volunteer system. Loudoun County Fire-Rescue career personnel staff Ashburn's both stations between the hours of 6am and 6pm, and volunteers staff both stations between 6pm and 6am. Ashburn's Station 6 also houses a twenty-four hour career Medic at Station 6.

    Volunteers do help staff Loudoun County's fire department, but not 24x7.
     
  15. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Give Gryphon a break. He just has issues with me.
    He can't truly be as ignorant as his posts.
    By the way Gryphon, I am a strong supporter of the Metro. I was just messing with you.
    Gryphon is as Gryphon does!
     
  16. Imaginary Friend

    Imaginary Friend Coffee is for closers

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    Agreed. IMO, the customer service experience at Harris Teeter is miles ahead of any other supermarket in the area. We like Wegmanns as well, but that shopping center is just a mess.
     
  17. rich351854

    rich351854 New Member

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    People should calm down about the housing mess....reality is that as long as you can fund your mortgage and do n have short term moves in your mind... Then your monthly P&L will not change....

    I think the issues is that so many people built their confidence around overly inflated home prices. That was foolish....just like the internet bubble a few years back - peoples reality will be reset and next thing you know we will be in a bull market and getting back........

    Learn the lesson of diversification, it is funny because when I moved to NOVA about 1.5 years ago, my foolish real estate agents and locals (and several other agents) explained to me that the market in DC was "different" as the changing of the political guard brought lots of home buyers... I always related them to a story about how over the 5 yrs prior Japan housing prices have decreased 40% - in an area where there is no room for growth
     
  18. gryphon

    gryphon Banned User

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    You are a strong supporter of the Metro? Which Metro? The current system? The planned Dulles extension? Your posts here have been highly critical of the planned extension, so this statement makes no sense.

    Incorrect, as I don't have any issues with you personally. In fact, I have been advocating for your work as the head of the HOA to be paid. However, I do have issues with big government types who are looking for more of my family's hard-earned income in their government checks. If a government worker does not like his or her salary, can you explain to me why it is proper for them to whine for our taxes to go up instead of looking for a new job?
     
  19. GeauxTigers

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    I guess Cliff's income just isn't as hard-earned as yours?
     
  20. gryphon

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    Anyone who wants a better paying job can do a job search. My point is that nobody is holding a gun and anyone's head in the air traffic control system to work here.
     

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