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Old 08-31-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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You have the story all wrong. That's how Burt and Ned got into acting. The hillbillies filmed the whole thing and sent it to a porn studio in Hollywood. The hillbillies all got rich and bought prize pigs with their money. Ned and Burt just walked it off.
Ned's walk was a little lopsided though.

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I'll take the ghetto, I live in the ghetto and my mindset is that if a hillbilly come at me the wrong way I'm gonna go to jail, plus I couldn't be around stupidity all day.
The thing about the ghetto kids is that they're not really all that dangerous. If one of them threatens you, all you've got to do is throw something at the guy and he'll be forced to stop holding his pants up in order to catch the object. His pants will fall down because the ghetto fab lifestyle encourages big pants without belts. Then, as the ghetto kid is struggling to run after you, taking short stutter steps with his pants at his ankles, you can make a clean getaway. If belts ever catch on in the ghetto then those kids will be freakin' dangerous.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:56 AM
 
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Compare DC and WV crime rates. Night and day.
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:59 PM
 
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How often do you see hillbillies joining a gang and attacking strangers? Virtually never.

Try walking up a hillbilly hollow in Central Appalachia with an expensive camera. Chances are you will leave with it. Try walking through the projects in Cleveland or Detroit with the same camera. Not only will you probably not leave with your camera, you probably won't leave without being harmed as well.

A hillbilly will probably be by himself or with some family or a friend. Ghetto gangsters attack as a group.

Basically, what is the violent crime rate of Letcher County, KY versus midwestern cities. Not even close. And don't split hairs with "per capita" statistics. Bottom line is how many people were attacked in one neighborhood in Gary, IN last year and how many were attacked in Monroe County, WV.

Some hillbillies might have some criminal activity going on, but they generally mind their own business. Ghetto gangsters are predators, looking for victims. THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE.
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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The ghetto, I think between the 2 ghetto people would have a higher IQ vs a hillbilly, therefore you could reason with them easier.
Would you please back this claim up with facts and sources and statistics? What's that? You don't have any? Wow - you're a real credible poster! What an informative and intelligent contribution to this discussion. Thanks!
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:16 PM
 
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I'm from the the ghetto so I know what to expect there, but the only thing I know about hillbilly areas is what I hear on TV, I don't know if its all true or not
Well thank God you refer to such reliable sources of information as "Green Acres." Keep up the scholarly research!
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: MI
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It all depends on the circumstances.....I wouldn't want to walk up on some hillbillies moonshine still or marijuana plants.

The ghetto is pretty safe for a white boy if your just cruising for a rock.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I'm thinking most people here, me included, have only experience with one or the other. Therefore we might just be working on stereotypes or statistics for the one we don't know.

A few people have said they've experienced both "hillbilly" areas and ghettos. Hopefully more such people will speak because I think their opinion is the most valuable as it's the least ignorant. I am not inflating myself with that statement as I'm ignorant of "the ghetto.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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In the news today from West Palm Beach housing projects: "The trial has been filled with horrific details of how 10 masked, gun-toting teens repeatedly raped the woman, beat her then 12-year-old son and forced the mother to perform oral sex on her own boy, before dousing the pair with chemicals in an effort to clean the crime scene." (Courtesy of Associated Press)

See, hillbillies can be perverse, but don't usually band together in predatory gangs like this. True, West Virginia did have an unfortunate, barbaric incident near Chapmanville a year or two ago where an black lady was tortured, but that's one case in - what? - 50 years? 75 years? Who knows?

Besides, there are racist whites in Boston for that matter. I define hillbilly as a person of European descent living in or from rural Appalachia, the Ozarks, or the Rockies. Hence "hill".
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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How often do you see hillbillies joining a gang and attacking strangers? Virtually never.

Try walking up a hillbilly hollow in Central Appalachia with an expensive camera. Chances are you will leave with it. Try walking through the projects in Cleveland or Detroit with the same camera. Not only will you probably not leave with your camera, you probably won't leave without being harmed as well.

A hillbilly will probably be by himself or with some family or a friend. Ghetto gangsters attack as a group.

Basically, what is the violent crime rate of Letcher County, KY versus midwestern cities. Not even close. And don't split hairs with "per capita" statistics. Bottom line is how many people were attacked in one neighborhood in Gary, IN last year and how many were attacked in Monroe County, WV.

Some hillbillies might have some criminal activity going on, but they generally mind their own business. Ghetto gangsters are predators, looking for victims. THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE.
Well those who are very hillbilly tend to be racists, and dress very differently from you. A place maybe ghetto but not automatically they are going to attack you. If you leave them alone more than likely they will leave you alone.
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:29 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Even the really racist hillbillies I've known don't go around just attacking black people.

The worst "hillbilly" my parents knew raped his daughters, shot at people who tried to go on "his land" (really it was our land, he just claimed it and my folks couldn't get rid of him.), and ultimately killed himself. He was a complete slime/wacko but even he, so far as I know, did not go out of his way to attack black people or anything. The most racist hillbillies I knew just didn't want to have anything to do with blacks. So they might give you dirty looks, or make it clear they want you to leave, but they generally won't attack you.

And I'm not defending their racism, which is disgusting and it does still exist. I'm just saying if the standard is "the ghetto kids aren't automatically going to attack you" than that's true of hillbillies as well. Except maybe the insane ones, but I'm sure the ghetto has insane people too. Or at least I'd be very surprised if it didn't.
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