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Old 03-28-2008, 09:15 AM
 
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Well, I tend to think of backward as more of an area's progress, rather than a snapshot of existing mores and the whatnot.

For example, the South is making pretty huge strides in everything from economy to education to anything else you care to name. Meanwhile the Rust Belt is quickly slipping in every category you care to name. So, yeah, I'd call the Rust Belt backwards at this point.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:25 AM
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Location: Southeast of the Northwest Territories
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Well, I tend to think of backward as more of an area's progress, rather than a snapshot of existing mores and the whatnot.

For example, the South is making pretty huge strides in everything from economy to education to anything else you care to name. Meanwhile the Rust Belt is quickly slipping in every category you care to name. So, yeah, I'd call the Rust Belt backwards at this point.
Good point. I agree. I guess that I was originally thinking more along the current "snapshot" lines.
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:58 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!"
Well, one guy defined backward by clothing choices. I don't think liberals do that!
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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Arkansas is backward.
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:59 PM
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Arkansas is backward.
That's at least the 2nd or 3rd time AR was mentioned. Now I'm not going to make any blanket negative statements, but I will relate an experience I had in AR...
I lived in Maumelle, and worked in Little Rock for a couple of months in 1990. During my time there, my friend's folks drove us around on a little sightseeing tour of Little Rock. They drove us past a school that looked like a bomb had gone off in it. Apparently that was the result when they finally decided to integrate students!

Now, I don't know how long before I saw it that the damage had been done. But either way you look at it...
that the school had either recently been integrated
or they had just neglected, for years, to rebuild and get past the ugliness...

That, to me, is backward.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Meanwhile the Rust Belt is quickly slipping in every category you care to name. So, yeah, I'd call the Rust Belt backwards at this point.
I agree on that one,(is PA part of the rust belt btw?)
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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I would say Erie and Pittsburgh are Rust Belt.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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What is considered "backwards" by some is not necessarily bad but may in fact be better. The majority can and often is wrong.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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To each his own, I personally think California is backwards!
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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To each his own, I personally think California is backwards!
Like he said, DEFINITELY to each his own!!!
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