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Old 03-29-2008, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Arkansas. Anywhere in Arkansas.
What exactly are you biasing your opinion on? Have you every been here? Have you ever been to Northwest Arkansas?
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Mississippi, most parts of the Appalacian mountains, Alabama, most of South Carolina, I could go on. Atlanta, Charlotte, and other cities are exceptions, not the rule.
Maybe your backwardsO_o....not everyone who happens to live like you is exactly backwards.

Let me guess.

Working hard on a farm all day,wearing cheap hand-me-down clothes, and sometimes living with electricty. Maybe they don't want to spend thousands of dollars just to live in a big expensive condo surrounded by traffic and other big buildings. Maybe they like there space and want peace.

If the majority of Americans think this type of lifestyle is backwards; maybe America is backwards itself.
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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I didn't mean examples of states,I meant individual situations.
My own personal observations? Confederate flags on display, meeting people who think the stories in the old testament are "real", racial slurs, mostly chain food and very little arts/culture, people who have not traveled beyond their towns/states and have extremely limited experience with other cultures/countries, lack of education. Plus there is very little to do in many parts of the south.
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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My own personal observations? Confederate flags on display, meeting people who think the stories in the old testament are "real", racial slurs, mostly chain food and very little arts/culture, people who have not traveled beyond their towns/states and have extremely limited experience with other cultures/countries, lack of education. Plus there is very little to do in many parts of the south.
Buddy I've seen most of that stuff right here in good ol' Philadelphia...
And the part about the old testament,why wouldn't they be real?
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:21 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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My own personal observations? Confederate flags on display, meeting people who think the stories in the old testament are "real", racial slurs, mostly chain food and very little arts/culture, people who have not traveled beyond their towns/states and have extremely limited experience with other cultures/countries, lack of education. Plus there is very little to do in many parts of the south.
Why do confederate battle flags bother you? The Civil War was as much over states' rights as slavery. You can't make any generalizations based on that. People's reasons for choosing a side in that war were and are as numerous as there are people almost. I wouldn't and don't assume people are racist or something like that because of that flag. You can only tell if you know them well. Many of the Old testament stories have been proven true based on archaeological evidence, others have not. Regardless, it's rather backwards to trash another person's religion. As for not having traveled much, who cares? If a person is happy with their own culture and locale, why would it bother you? It's rather wasteful anyways and bad for the environment to needlessly travel. As for "little to do" in the south (and I suspect you're actually referring to rural areas in general) there is plenty to do, it just may not be what you want to do. You may consider "things to do" as city stuff, such as art/overpriced restaurants/other materialistic stuff, but plenty of others consider "things to do" such as hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening, etc., as much preferable to city stuff.

There's a very strong argument that living a simpler life is far more forward thinking than the materialistic and far from sustainable way of life dominant in urban areas right now.
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:20 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Many of the Old testament stories have been proven true based on archaeological evidence, others have not. Regardless, it's rather backwards to trash another person's religion. As for "little to do" in the south (and I suspect you're actually referring to rural areas in general) there is plenty to do, it just may not be what you want to do. You may consider "things to do" as city stuff, such as art/overpriced restaurants/other materialistic stuff, but plenty of others consider "things to do" such as hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening, etc., as much preferable to city stuff.

There's a very strong argument that living a simpler life is far more forward thinking than the materialistic and far from sustainable way of life dominant in urban areas right now.
Well said and then some!
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Which US states would you consider "backward"...either by personal experience or reputation?
Every state I've visited is backward. California is the worst, except for the beach.
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Old 03-30-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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Why do confederate battle flags bother you? The Civil War was as much over states' rights as slavery. You can't make any generalizations based on that. People's reasons for choosing a side in that war were and are as numerous as there are people almost. I wouldn't and don't assume people are racist or something like that because of that flag. You can only tell if you know them well. Many of the Old testament stories have been proven true based on archaeological evidence, others have not. Regardless, it's rather backwards to trash another person's religion. As for not having traveled much, who cares? If a person is happy with their own culture and locale, why would it bother you? It's rather wasteful anyways and bad for the environment to needlessly travel. As for "little to do" in the south (and I suspect you're actually referring to rural areas in general) there is plenty to do, it just may not be what you want to do. You may consider "things to do" as city stuff, such as art/overpriced restaurants/other materialistic stuff, but plenty of others consider "things to do" such as hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening, etc., as much preferable to city stuff.

There's a very strong argument that living a simpler life is far more forward thinking than the materialistic and far from sustainable way of life dominant in urban areas right now.
Hey, if living with uneducated religious zealots who haven't seen much of the world is your cup of tea, knock yourself out. I personally find such people pleasant, but incredibly dull.
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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Oh I forgot to exclude the Amish,it's the 'regular everyday' people that are the most backwards!
Youve got to be kidding me! There is not way Philly( although the place is not perfect) is more backwards than the rest of Pennsylvania.
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Youve got to be kidding me! There is not way Philly( although the place is not perfect) is more backwards than the rest of Pennsylvania.
You must live in one of the better areas because I've lived in different parts of PA and here in my part of Philly is about as backwards as some stereotypes of the south
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