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Old 10-28-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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marmac, time to get off it already. missouri is a quintessentially midwestern state. it's not the great lakes; it's not the great plains; it's not the north; it's not the south. one thing it is for certain: midwest. so that answers the question posed in this thread. only certain people won't admit it (you, geechie). to the rest of us, it is a real stretch to classify missouri as anything other than midwestern.
guess your opinion makes it so ?
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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Yes, he stopped posting because of all the ignorant posts made about Missouri, he sure did know what he was speaking of, very intelligent and erudite.
You should read everything he posted.
Are you speaking of the Linguist?

The one whose study you don't like?
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Lansing Metro
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OK, back to the original topic!

I used to think that some of the big dairy farms in my area used irrigation. I would see center-pivot irrigation systems occasionally and wonder why they were there.

Turns out that we use irrigation equipment a little differently in the Midwest...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEuoxKF8H8o
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:24 PM
 
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missouri population 2010 (est.) 6 million.

st. louis area (mo side only): 2.4 million

kansas city area (mo side only): 1 million

northern mo: 1.1 million

southern mo: 1.5 million (~25%)

so, geechie, does 25% of the state make the entire state southern?
But you're assuming all of the population of each metro has strictly 'Northern' attributes.

That is provably false.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:33 PM
 
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But you're assuming all of the population of each metro has strictly 'Northern' attributes.

That is provably false.
you are saying that others are making assumptions?
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Are you speaking of the Linguist?

The one whose study you don't like?
No, go back and look at the post you quoted, that is of whom I am speaking.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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guess your opinion makes it so ?
sure, whatever makes you feel better. it just so happens my opinion is consistent with the only official regional categorization in existence.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:38 PM
 
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OK, back to the original topic!

I used to think that some of the big dairy farms in my area used irrigation. I would see center-pivot irrigation systems occasionally and wonder why they were there.

Turns out that we use irrigation equipment a little differently in the Midwest...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEuoxKF8H8o
Yes, change of subject welcomed.

That type of system (from what I could tell; video doesn't play) is the common type you see in the potato fields south of here.

But here's a question:

This year (by consensus), has been optimum for crops in Central/Southern Wisconsin.

In fact, Wausau (chief city) reports a 4.12' precip surplus for the year.

Yet, everytime I drive I-39 South, I see those darned irrigation rigs still pumping groundwater.

That would be ok IF every year was like this. However, 2 years ago, we were in a serious drought, and rivers(smaller) were actually drying up.

And this ain't arroyo country out in Arizona.

So, the question is, how can we get the Ag sector to use water more effeciently?

I understand the problems with having to reset huge automatic systems, which may have to be set back to the original frequency of operation on a weeks notice, due to the vagurities of the rainfall.

But it does seem like the present system is not sustainable.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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No, go back and look at the post you quoted, that is of whom I am speaking.
The poster with the 'Corn Belt' comment, then?
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Gott im Himmel!

There is a town called Helen in North Georgia which fancies itself the recreation of an Alpine German village.

Compared to the rest of the area it is- or at least looks the part.

Compare it to any burg in Wisconsin and it comes off like Dolly Parton in liederhosen.

And even Wisconsin with its German influence, acknowledged as the strongest in the US, is NOT German:

There was a delegation from the real Germany in Milwaukee a few years back and somebody made the mistake of putting on an 'authentic' Germanfest for them.

'These are so strange; they are like people from the 1870's.', was the common Deutsch reaction to it all.
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Heres another wonderful dish found in rural Southern Missouri
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guter appetit!

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Interesting...............

You just used the same criteron which you said was nonsensecal when I used it.
Please point out how the first 2 posts are even remotely connected?
Did I say anything about fake Germans dancing around in dirndles and liederhosen?
Its a recipe, you realize that, right?


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She does that a lot.
That doggone choo-choo just wont stay on the track, will it, poor baby!
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