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Old 12-11-2018, 10:27 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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While Virginia is a Southern state it is also a Mid-atlantic state that shares cultural ties to Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Deleware, etc. The Mid Atlantic area does not have to label itself as being North or South because it is geographically fluid and does not have strict border binaries and we have the right to identify our area as we choose it to be!
Lol are you serious? Virginia has culturally nothing in common with Pennsylvania, New York, or New Jersey. The only cultural ties it has in common with the mid-atlanitc/northeast is the Appalachian region. Other than that, nada!
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:47 PM
 
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This is quite laughable. Both Virginia and North Carolina are 100% southern states. Sorry, but there's absolutely nothing culturally or demographically mid atlantic about either of these states. Anyone who believes an extremely southern city like Richmond(which still celebrates the Confederacy) or Charlottesville(with it's Unite the Right Rally/Charlottesville riots are culturally similar/more in tune with Patterson, Allentown, Philadelphia, Rochester, Elizabeth, White Plains, etc really need their heads examined.
You do know where most of the protestors came from right? And that because Charlottesville is a liberal city, the local residents fought back. Your ignorance is rather offensive and an insult to the citizens of Charlottesville who took a stand. I think we can all agree that completely that people like you at least exist beyond any borders being discussed.

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Old 12-12-2018, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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You do know where most of the protestors came from right? And that because Charlottesville is a liberal city, the local residents fought back. Your ignorance is rather offensive and an insult to the citizens of Charlottesville who took a stand. I think we can all agree that completely that people like you at least exist beyond any borders being discussed.
The guy that killed Heather Heyer with his car was from Ohio. What exactly are you inferring here?
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Lol are you serious? Virginia has culturally nothing in common with Pennsylvania, New York, or New Jersey. The only cultural ties it has in common with the mid-atlanitc/northeast is the Appalachian region. Other than that, nada!

LOL, that might be true in some of the most southern parts of the state (although maybe not as much as you'd think; in today's world, I don't think there really are that many differences between regions anymore. No matter where you go, you'll find all kinds of people). But even so, I think most of Virginia has more cultural ties with other parts of the country than you might think. It's become a regular melting pot here, especially in the last few decades, when a huge number of baby boomers began retiring here from NY, NJ, CT and PA.

Something like 40% of the people in my particular town in the Tidewater region are now from NY. Also quite a few Californians, FWIW. So we have plenty of businesses and cultural events accommodating these new people, as well as local traditions like oyster festivals. But, you know what, but I don't know that local traditions indicate a big cultural divide. I've been to oyster festivals both here and on Long Island, they're pretty similar. The wineries here are pretty much like the wineries there. Book shops sell pretty much the same books, CVS sells the same mouthwash, Morgan Stanley provides the same sort of financial advise, etc. Our Amtrak station is maybe a little cuter than the stations I used to use for the LIRR but once you get outside of NYC a train station is a train station whether you're in NY or in VA.

So far the biggest difference we've noticed is people and traffic seem more relaxed here. But I think that has more to do with the percentage of retirees than the region of the country.

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Old 12-12-2018, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Richmond/Baltimore
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Lol are you serious? Virginia has culturally nothing in common with Pennsylvania, New York, or New Jersey. The only cultural ties it has in common with the mid-atlanitc/northeast is the Appalachian region. Other than that, nada!
Virginia has a lot in common with Maryland which is often considered Mid-Atlantic.
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:25 AM
 
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The guy that killed Heather Heyer with his car was from Ohio. What exactly are you inferring here?
That the rioters were not just a bunch of local residents in CVille.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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That is interesting. According to the website you provided, every southern state except Mississippi and Florida are in the top 20 for Fast Food Restaurants Per Capita.
Texas is another southern state that's not in the top twenty.

Yes, I said it - LOL.

So that's Texas, Virginia, Florida and Mississippi. And Louisiana is ranked #20.

Actually the Midwest has the overall highest ratio of fast food restaurants per capita according to this site.
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Richmond/Baltimore
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Texas is another southern state that's not in the top twenty.

Yes, I said it - LOL.

So that's Texas, Virginia, Florida and Mississippi. And Louisiana is ranked #20.

Actually the Midwest has the overall highest ratio of fast food restaurants per capita according to this site.
Technically Maryland too. I didn't mention Texas because not everyone considers it a Southern State. Same with Virginia and Maryland.

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Old 12-12-2018, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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That the rioters were not just a bunch of local residents in CVille.

I don't believe you. Your question "You do know where most of the protestors came from right?" was an almost clever dog whistle to imply that the majority were from the South.
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:54 PM
 
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I don't believe you. Your question "You do know where most of the protestors came from right?" was an almost clever dog whistle to imply that the majority were from the South.
I think you're reading into. The guy that was charged for Heyer's death was from Ohio.. but just like him, I many made the journey to Charlottesville from other states. Charlottesville is a very liberal city, the entire city council is made up of 4 dems + 1 independent. Do you really think that that they were all from here?
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