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Old 11-24-2007, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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lol this thread is getting funny. I think RJ has a point about the closed mindedness. I don't think it's to the degree he says it is though. But people in this state can be a little nieve. There are no big cities and life is pretty much like living in Mayberry as far as crime. It's nice but people are sheltered here more than other states. Sheltered people tend to be a little more close minded.
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Minnesota..California Dreamin'
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lol this thread is getting funny. I think RJ has a point about the closed mindedness. I don't think it's to the degree he says it is though. But people in this state can be a little nieve. There are no big cities and life is pretty much like living in Mayberry as far as crime. It's nice but people are sheltered here more than other states. Sheltered people tend to be a little more close minded.
Rather true! I like everything but the unsophisticated people.. but people can be that way everywhere in Rural places, state to state.. when I mean unsophsticated I mean farm, farm, and more farm.

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Old 11-25-2007, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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hahaha mayberry? i dont think its to the degree you say either zz4guy, that would be nice if it were like mayberry but unfortunately its not ... sadly you think the whole state is as safe as your little town. i think your the one who is close minded. some communities like where i live (waterloo) have a lot of issues other than someone parked there horse in a handicapped parking spot at walmart
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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The whole state of IA is mayberry compared to the rest of the nation, big bad Waterloo included.

I went to middle school and grade school in the oh so dreaded SE part of cedar rapids. Most of the time I didnt even lock my car door. Never had to worry about getting mugged or anything like in bigger cities.

Most of my close relatives live in Milwaukee and let me tell you that is definitely NOT mayberry. You take the wrong turn and your life is at risk. Theft is much higher there too. My aunt had her car stolen. Unlce had his tools stolen. Other uncle had his shop broken into and thieves stole an entire safe full of money.

When those kinds of things happen here they make the 6 o clock news, but everywhere else it just happens... this IS mayberry.
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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"big bad waterloo." that was cute really. i love your sarcasm. i didn't compare it to the rest of the nation or milwaukee but thanks for telling me about your uncle and his tools as if that was impressive to me. my brother lives 40 min south in NE Cedar Rapids and had his tools stolen earlier this year.... it happens everywhere. no the crime rate isn't milwaukees you idiot but lets not go to two extremes.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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when I mean unsophsticated I mean farm, farm, and more farm.

Just to be fair, there sure are a lot of "unsophisticated" people in large cities too. Hell, I was in Paris last month and saw a ton of them there, in the most "sophisticated" city in the world.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:24 AM
 
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^ also have to realize 95% of the people in Iowa do NOT live on a farm. They just take up by far the most land.

1,708,567 of the 2,956,000 people who live in Iowa live in metros of more than 100,000.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Switzerland
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Just to be fair, there sure are a lot of "unsophisticated" people in large cities too. Hell, I was in Paris last month and saw a ton of them there, in the most "sophisticated" city in the world.
I lived in Paris, and I can say that people who live there are not the most polite of the world, but "unsophisticated" seems exaggerated.

(excuse my english)
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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Why are they so impolite? Are they generally unhappy? Besides the burning cars and riots in the streets, I could only presume they have not much to be unhappy about. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:49 AM
 
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Why are they so impolite? Are they generally unhappy? Besides the burning cars and riots in the streets, I could only presume they have not much to be unhappy about. Any thoughts?
In happiness/satisfaction with life studies, they tend to find French people on average less happy/content than most of western/northern Europe. Dunno why. One survey result I once came across showed French people on average far less trustworthy of people than those in many other countries (including most European nations).

Though I dunno if the rioters are really "French"...
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