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Old 02-28-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Which US states would you consider "backward"...either by personal experience or reputation?
Should be by personal experience only. Reputation is sometimes unfair to a place and can be completely false. I get tired of so many threads on this forum bashing places they have never been based on stereotypes everybody already knows.

That said, I will say western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma is backwards, but the entirety of those states certainly are not.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:42 AM
 
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Thanks j1n, you reassured me that I'm not missing anything over here in General US. You don't even define what you are talking about ... backwards? What? If you're going to take the time to make a thread, make it so it makes sense and define what you are talking about!?

Backwards as in, not liberal? Because I feel like that is what it gets perceived as in this forum. If your morals disagree with something - it makes you "backwards" .. or you are racist, or you have a "phobia!"

I second that!
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: South Side
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By backwards I mean non-progressive. You can't have jobs without industry; you can't have industry without roads; you can't have roads without a tax base. So let's all lower taxes to nothing and then see if we can plow snow and spread salt in the winter!
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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Thanks j1n, you reassured me that I'm not missing anything over here in General US. You don't even define what you are talking about ... backwards? What? If you're going to take the time to make a thread, make it so it makes sense and define what you are talking about!?

Backwards as in, not liberal? Because I feel like that is what it gets perceived as in this forum. If your morals disagree with something - it makes you "backwards" .. or you are racist, or you have a "phobia!"
I "third" this observation. Right to the point and truth!
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:58 PM
 
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By backwards I mean non-progressive.
I have read some of your posts elsewhere, and even while I disagree a lot, you keep it civil and explain yourself well. But as to the above, it seems you are just substituting one extremely subjective word for another.

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You can't have jobs without industry; you can't have industry without roads; you can't have roads without a tax base. So let's all lower taxes to nothing and then see if we can plow snow and spread salt in the winter!
On the other hand, keep raising taxes and see how long business and industry stay in a given locale. One of the reasons so many re-locate to the South is because of high tax rates. As an aside here, if given my 'druthers -- if we are talking extremes -- I'd rather see taxes lowered to nothing than have them raised to everything. The former makes people depend on themselves, the latter makes them dependent on government.
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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If anybody here loves paying high taxes and/or raising them, I suggest you move to New Jersey. The severe drainage of your wallet/purse will have you running out of the state crying in less than a year. LOL.
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:51 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Rural Pennsylvania.
Ah you beat me to it
Actually I'll raise you and add Most of Pennsylvania in general!
I must honestly say though that Philadelphia takes the cake! Never in my life have I felt more like I've 'slipped down a rabbit hole' than my experiences here!
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: NEW JERSEY
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Definately some of the pockets of rural PA.

I so agree with that. It's like entering another world. Not trying to be mean, if people want to live an Amish lifestyle or other alternative it's their choice, but it is definately backwards compared to the way I live.
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Definately some of the pockets of rural PA.
I so agree with that. It's like entering another world. Not trying to be mean, if people want to live an Amish lifestyle or other alternative it's their choice, but it is definately backwards compared to the way I live.
Oh I forgot to exclude the Amish,it's the 'regular everyday' people that are the most backwards!
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:18 AM
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Location: Southeast of the Northwest Territories
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Thanks j1n, you reassured me that I'm not missing anything over here in General US. You don't even define what you are talking about ... backwards? What? If you're going to take the time to make a thread, make it so it makes sense and define what you are talking about!?

Backwards as in, not liberal? Because I feel like that is what it gets perceived as in this forum. If your morals disagree with something - it makes you "backwards" .. or you are racist, or you have a "phobia!"
hey metro223 (and the folks that "seconded" and "thirded")...
I guess I purposely left that open to your interpretation, and what you might think of when you hear the term "backward". I haven't been paying too much attention to this thread because, initially, it wasn't receiving much response.
I really couldn't care less about the terms "liberal" or "conservative". I'm talking about states or areas that are extremely behind the times. Places that you've been that make you say "wow...did I step back in time here?"
A few areas were already mentioned.

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Should be by personal experience only. Reputation is sometimes unfair to a place and can be completely false. I get tired of so many threads on this forum bashing places they have never been based on stereotypes everybody already knows.
hey bchris02...
you are absolutely right. I was wrong to allow the possibility of bashing based on unfounded rumors.

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Everyone is "backwards", it just depends on who you ask. Everyone thinks their ideas and way of life are better than others. I think we all can be a bit arrogant at times.
excellent observation. We could all use to "up" our humility.

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