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Old 11-17-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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They get ridiculed, because their populations present themselves as these devout, moral Christians conservatives, and yet they have the highest obesity rates, highest pornography viewing, most teen pregnancies, very low education levels, extremely high racism, extremely anti-gay, etc. etc. It's pure hypocrisy.

They are as close as any part of the United States can get to archaic, barbaric 3rd world cesspools like Iran. Essentially, southern states like Miss. and Alabama are still living in the 19th Century.

That's why they get so much ridicule.
Stereotype much?

Boston has one of the most racist cities in the united states. And does having a high level education make somebody an inherently better person than somebody that isn't educated?

You talk about archaic. That's what your stereotypes are.

 
Old 11-17-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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Originally Posted by Fiyero View Post
They get ridiculed, because their populations present themselves as these devout, moral Christians conservatives, and yet they have the highest obesity rates, highest pornography viewing, most teen pregnancies, very low education levels, extremely high racism, extremely anti-gay, etc. etc. It's pure hypocrisy.

They are as close as any part of the United States can get to archaic, barbaric 3rd world cesspools like Iran. Essentially, southern states like Miss. and Alabama are still living in the 19th Century.

That's why they get so much ridicule.
Very low education levels, extremely high racism and extremely anti gay??.

I guess that makes me a middle school dropout, who's a member of the klan, and I burn crosses and bash gays for entertainment on a Saturday night.
 
Old 11-17-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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IDC about anti gay, racists or whatever else because these are just opinions and can't be taken seriously. Why I poke fun at these two states is their low education rankings, high obesity levels, high smoker ratings, high poverty rankings, they always have the most Wal Marts, etc. These are facts I wish would change because these two states are in America, but reality is they won't. These states consistantly rank the worst of all 50 for everything I mentioned and do nothing to change it because they enjoy their rebel culture. Bottom 5 if not worse overall year after year after year.
 
Old 11-17-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Someone has to rank last.
 
Old 11-17-2011, 01:19 PM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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Someone has to rank last.
Exactly, it's always MS and AL at 49th and 50th too.
 
Old 11-17-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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Gateway, there are people at least in Alabama who are trying to improve the quality of life for people in this state, but sadly we are in the minority. Being ranked last in most quality of life categories is not a laughing matter.
 
Old 11-17-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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And oh yeah I think states such as Georgia, North Carolina and Texas would have more Walmart stores that either of these two states. What's so bad about Walmart anyway?
 
Old 11-17-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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And oh yeah I think states such as Georgia, North Carolina and Texas would have more Walmart stores that either of these two states.
ARK does have MS and AL beat simply because ARK is Headquarters of Wal Mart. MS is 2nd and AL is 3rd.

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MS is 2nd and AL is 3rd.

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What's so bad about Walmart anyway?
What isn't wrong with Wal Mart?

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Old 11-17-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Bible Belt
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ARK does have MS and AL beat simply because ARK is Headquarters of Wal Mart. MS is 2nd and AL is 3rd.

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MS is 2nd and AL is 3rd.



What isn't wrong with Wal Mart?

This makes no sense?

Wal Mart is the 18th largest public corporation. So, the headquarters being located in Walmart actually makes Arkansas higher on the scale...

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Old 11-17-2011, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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ARK does have MS and AL beat simply because ARK is Headquarters of Wal Mart. MS is 2nd and AL is 3rd.

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MS is 2nd and AL is 3rd.



What isn't wrong with Wal Mart?
You tell me?

Last edited by Yac; 11-29-2011 at 06:58 AM..
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