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Old 08-13-2017, 12:43 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Yeah it's odd considering both Iowa and Nebraska are awfully under-rated states in terms of scenery. You'd think there'd be more mutual respect.
I don't get it either.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:45 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Ah, we're approaching this from different angles.

I'm looking strictly at geographical boundaries. Not culture nor history.
I think the cultural differences often coincide with the geographical boundaries.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:49 PM
 
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I think the cultural differences often coincide with the geographical boundaries.
Geographic boundaries don't line up longitudinally necessarily.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:02 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Geographic boundaries don't line up longitudinally necessarily.
There's always a gray area and a bit of a transition on either side.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I think the cultural differences often coincide with the geographical boundaries.
True, that does occur often.

I'm looking at it pretty straight forward though. For example, if I ask you to cut a burger in half to share it, and I end up with roughly a third and you call it half; probably gonna be mad.
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:11 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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True, that does occur often.

I'm looking at it pretty straight forward though. For example, if I ask you to cut a burger in half to share it, and I end up with roughly a third and you call it half; probably gonna be mad.
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:16 PM
 
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Pueblo CO
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I don't get it either.
"Mutual respect" LOL...Don't know if much of that exists anymore in this narcissistic country and WITH a narcissistic POTUS? Anyway IA vs NE? IA is more akin to Minnesota (my native state) and thus more progressive. They're LGBT friendly. Nebraska however, and I just moved from the panhandle (Scottsbluff) is very Red state especially in the panhandle where 30% (retired) are just waiting to die! Omaha and Lincoln probably have a few progressives BUT they just reenacted their death penalty law in a vote of the people which I voted against. All you get in NE (maybe IA too) is a lot of flies, spiders, and these very small moths. No thanks.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Pueblo CO
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I think the cultural differences often coincide with the geographical boundaries.
More accurately instead of "geographical boundaries" is what ethnicity 'settled' the state (as once explained to me). IE, in Utah the Mormons; Colorado: gold seekers from the East who found NONE and how Denver grew; Arizona: mostly snowbirds seeking a 'piece of the sun'---I call it Florida West---same population; New Mexico: mostly the pueblo Indians and Spanierds and more recently the federal govt poluting the state because they believed the land in the state to be worthless. Oh and don't forget the American Indians who in most of those states were here first but the Indian wars took care of them except for Custer!
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:16 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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"Mutual respect" LOL...Don't know if much of that exists anymore in this narcissistic country and WITH a narcissistic POTUS? Anyway IA vs NE? IA is more akin to Minnesota (my native state) and thus more progressive. They're LGBT friendly. Nebraska however, and I just moved from the panhandle (Scottsbluff) is very Red state especially in the panhandle where 30% (retired) are just waiting to die! Omaha and Lincoln probably have a few progressives BUT they just reenacted their death penalty law in a vote of the people which I voted against. All you get in NE (maybe IA too) is a lot of flies, spiders, and these very small moths. No thanks.
I've always thought Iowa was more like Nebraska. They may be progressive, however, the state is also very insulated. With a lot of the people I know there is very little desire to leave the state boundaries. What's even more strange is how often people there say the name of their state. I swear it's inserted into every third sentence. That's why I think a lot of that prejudice is out of ignorance.
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