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Old 11-18-2011, 05:54 AM
 
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But where you went off the rails here, was the nonsesne you posted about 'low education rankings having to do with the very high black population'...I'm sorry if you seem to have some ongoing, sweaty-armpit vendetta against black folk, but rest assured, there are enough of us who are educated and living productive lives, in Mississippi, Alabama, and a lot of other places as well, who have learned to basically ignore divisive junk like that...
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Ok in case you haven't already noticed, StarsandStripes is a bigot. I also would like to remind everyone on C-D that he or she in no way represents how the vast majority of people in Alabama think.
Pretty much. The guy is essentially saying that it's perfectly fine to bash MS and AL as long as it's restricted to Black folks. The good White folks are off limits.

And truth be told, the stats among Blacks in Mississippi still tends to be worse than in other states. It's a lie that it's the same with the Black population in every state.

 
Old 11-18-2011, 07:21 AM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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Low education rankings has to do with the very high black population. Do people have to spell it out? .
No excuses, bottom line is change it

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High obesity levels? Have you not noticed how fat the entire country is? Just look at the rates. There's not much difference.
AL and MS lead the way above all others. Keep eating those greased up fried foods.

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High poverty rankings? Not the highest, and it correlates with a very high black population. Every state with Alabama's demographic would fair the same.
Actually, I have already posted those facts. Did you miss them in my post? AL is 47th and MS is 50th. MS and AL both are in the bottom 4.

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High smoker ratings? I don't think so. Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky are higher.
I said HIGH smoker ratings, not highEST.

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Most Wal-Marts? No. That'd probably be California or Texas. By the way, what do you have against Wal-Mart? I know, "they're bloody capitalists". .
They sure do. Wal Marts go into poverty stricken areas, well documented. AL and MS are 2nd and third in this country for most wal marts per capita. Did you mis my link for that one too?

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Their "rebel culture" doesn't have anything to do with it. A high black population does.
Their rebel culture has EVERYTHING to do with it. The rebel culture they participate in is exactly why they are the fattest, least educated, smoke the most and the most poverty stricken.
 
Old 11-18-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Originally Posted by Stars&StripesForever View Post
Look at the obesity rates. By and large, most states are fairly similar. A few percentage points difference is not a big difference.

Highest pornography viewing? Really? Where'd you come up with that?

Most Teen Pregnancies: Correlates with higher black population. By the way, it's not the highest rate of the states.

Low Education Levels: Correlates with higher black population

"Racism": That's the most horrible thing in the word. By the way, that's a media-generated falsehood. Alabama is no different than any other state in modern-times.

"anti-gay". No. They simply do not approve of homosexual marriage, as does every state that has put it to vote.
Is there ever a time when you aren't blaming blacks or Latinos for the troubles of this country? I'd say inbreds like you are a far bigger problem. Seriously man, you say "enough with the bashing of Miss and Alabama", how about enough with your blatant racism? You're perpetuating hate at entire races due to your own failings in life and insecurities.

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Old 11-18-2011, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Denver
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They sure do. Wal Marts go into poverty stricken areas, well documented. AL and MS are 2nd and third in this country for most wal marts per capita. Did you mis my link for that one too?

I sure did because its bull crap. Wal Marts go into suburban areas, not poverty stricken areas.
 
Old 11-18-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I think he is trying to make the point that having alot of Walmart locations in a particular state is a bad thing, which is both idiotic and elitist.
Wal-Mart sells low-quality goods and is responsible for putting many other higher quality retailers out of business i.e. Montgomery Ward, Service Merchandise. It also has damaged if not destroyed the uniqueness of various area where it has a large presence, as Wal-Mart becomes the centerpiece of any small-town where its located. Wal-Mart is also a staple of suburban car culture and the Sunbelt.
 
Old 11-18-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Although I think public transportation is mostly a good thing, I think this is probably not as much of a concern for people who never lived in the Northeast, Chicago, or Seattle. In much of America people love their cars. Maybe they shouldn't, but they do.
True. I've been to NYC several times and have rode the subway more times than I can count. It was okay while I was there, but I wouldn't want to have to depend on it everyday. I like my cars.
 
Old 11-18-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Wal-Mart sells low-quality goods and is responsible for putting many other higher quality retailers out of business i.e. Montgomery Ward, Service Merchandise. It also has damaged if not destroyed the uniqueness of various area where it has a large presence, as Wal-Mart becomes the centerpiece of any small-town where its located. Wal-Mart is also a staple of suburban car culture and the Sunbelt.
WalMart sells the same crap that Target and other retailers sell. It all comes from the same place (mostly China) no matter what retailer you buy it from.
 
Old 11-18-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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[quote=bchris02;21771828]Wal-Mart sells low-quality goods and is responsible for putting many other higher quality retailers out of business i.e. Montgomery Ward, Service Merchandise. It also has damaged if not destroyed the uniqueness of various area where it has a large presence, as Wal-Mart becomes the centerpiece of any small-town where its located. Wal-Mart is also a staple of suburban car culture and the Sunbelt.

These are valid points, but in a free market economy, they like any other retail establishment have a right to provide goods and services in areas where they think they are in demand.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 07:23 AM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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I sure did because its bull crap. Wal Marts go into suburban areas, not poverty stricken areas.
No, it's not. The states with the least Wal Marts are rural too, they are not poverty stricken so they refuse to shop at such a low quality store. States like Washington, NJ, CT, Maine, ILL, Maryland, VA are all rural. They don't rank high for Wal Marts though, it's the poverty stricken states.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Denver
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No, it's not. The states with the least Wal Marts are rural too, they are not poverty stricken so they refuse to shop at such a low quality store. States like Washington, NJ, CT, Maine, ILL, Maryland, VA are all rural. They don't rank high for Wal Marts though, it's the poverty stricken states.
NJ is the densest state, Walmart goes in less dense suburban areas. Much of CT is urban, besides it being the size of a Texas county. Maine has less people than Birmingham MSA, not really an argument.
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