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Old 02-20-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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guess it depends on what you consdier "going on"

*raises eyebrows*
Well, the states listed are, for the most part, not that populated, even though there may be a large city here and there. Lets see, New Mexico is a desert. Montana while absolutely beautiful is totally sparse as well as South Dakota and Idaho. Oklahoma is in a giant prairie field. Tennessee seems like it has the most going for it, West Virginia has what, some beautiful mountains and coal mines? Mississippi and Alabama, swamps? Alaska? Not to offend anyone, I do claim ignorance here. Just my two cents (and yes, someone did ask for it).
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I wouldn't necessarily place West Virginia in that category at all. They have always voted and leaned to the democratic party until very recently.
What does that have to do with anything? Pennsylvania is die-hard Democrat, but people here are VERY socially conservative. One can be Democrat and still be a die-hard conservative. There is growing support behind a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages AND civil unions in Pennsylvania, along with restricting hospital visitation rights, employment benefits, tax benefits, etc. For as much as I love this state, if and when this ban passes I'll have to relocate to a more progressive state.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:59 PM
 
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Well, the states listed are, for the most part, not that populated, even though there may be a large city here and there. Lets see, New Mexico is a desert. Montana while absolutely beautiful is totally sparse as well as South Dakota and Idaho. Oklahoma is in a giant prairie field. Tennessee seems like it has the most going for it, West Virginia has what, some beautiful mountains and coal mines? Mississippi and Alabama, swamps? Alaska? Not to offend anyone, I do claim ignorance here. Just my two cents (and yes, someone did ask for it).
k-luv, you were criticizing someone on another thread for making generalizations. You seem to be making quite a few here... Maybe you should visit these states, and try to get to know them before you brush them aside with "not a lot going on." Seems fairly closed-minded to me.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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Well, the states listed are, for the most part, not that populated, even though there may be a large city here and there. Lets see, New Mexico is a desert. Montana while absolutely beautiful is totally sparse as well as South Dakota and Idaho. Oklahoma is in a giant prairie field. Tennessee seems like it has the most going for it, West Virginia has what, some beautiful mountains and coal mines? Mississippi and Alabama, swamps? Alaska? Not to offend anyone, I do claim ignorance here. Just my two cents (and yes, someone did ask for it).
dude, New Mexico is definitely not a desert, they have the Rocky Mountains running RIGHT through them, and Oklahoma has Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and NM has Albuquerque, and MS and AL some beautiful scenery, and where in the hell did you get that there are swamps in AL?
AL has the Appalachain Mtns in the northeastern parts of the state.

dude, that is seriously like the most ignorant post i've seen here.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:39 PM
 
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If you don't want to give upwards of half your money to the government, these are the states for you!

10. West Virginia
9. Idaho
8. Montana
7. South Dakota
6. New Mexico
5. Tennessee
4. Oklahoma
3. Mississippi
2. Alaska
1. Alabama
West Virginia gets so much pork from Sen. Byrd that they don't need taxes.
Idaho, Montana and S. Dak. have few places and people that they need to support.
New Mexico and Okla. have huge swaths of government land.
Alaskans get thousands of dollars just for living there.
Mississippi and Alabama get among the most federal tax dollars of any state in the Union. As a Minnesotan, I am paying for their illetracy and infant mortality rates right now.
Having low taxes is easy when other people have to pay them for you.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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As a Minnesotan, I am paying for their illetracy and infant mortality rates right now.
Illiteracy

That proves it folks!
Doesn't Minnesota have some of the best educational systems in the country?
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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dude, New Mexico is definitely not a desert, they have the Rocky Mountains running RIGHT through them, and Oklahoma has Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and NM has Albuquerque, and MS and AL some beautiful scenery, and where in the hell did you get that there are swamps in AL?
AL has the Appalachain Mtns in the northeastern parts of the state.

dude, that is seriously like the most ignorant post i've seen here.
Dude, seriously, you say DUDE a lot!
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL; Upstate NY native
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Illiteracy

That proves it folks!
Doesn't Minnesota have some of the best educational systems in the country?
Dontch'a know it!
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:29 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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Dude, seriously, you say DUDE a lot!
sorry, DUDE.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:39 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Where was NC on that list. Everybody that moves here complains about our taxes. What kind of taxes were they listing. We paid quite a few taxes when we vacationed in Tennessee. I like the idea that states know how to make other states pay for them. Not so nice for us, but nice for them.
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