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Old 11-14-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Typical liberal answer.
I just want you to be aware that you appear to be proud of your ignorance. It's not really a good look.

If it rains next week and you get wet will you blame liberals?
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Old 11-14-2010, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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I just want you to be aware that you appear to be proud of your ignorance. It's not really a good look.

If it rains next week and you get wet will you blame liberals?

Hey handyman, what gives? Everybody makes spelling mistakes from time to time, why the attitude? CelticViking is a reputable poster that just happens to disagree with you politically. Should I expect to hear from you everytime I miss a comma?

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Old 11-14-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: The Bay and Maryland
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Let me tell you that Maryland is NOT known for attractive people. At least most outsiders believe so. According to a recent poll conducted by Travel & Leisure, Baltimore is the second ugliest city in the country and DC is the sixth ugliest city in the nation.

America's Most and Least Attractive People- Page 16 - Articles - Travel + Leisure

America's Most and Least Attractive People- Page 20 - Articles - Travel + Leisure

I understand that there is probably a huge amount of bias in this survey seeing as the most beautiful cities were predominantly sunny places with lots of White, Asian/Pacific Islander or Latino people. My guess is most of the people who participated in this survey were average educated middle income White men. However, there is a huge element of truth to this poll as there is a bit of truth to every stereotype. See how Miami and Southern California cities topped the most attractive people city list? It is no coincidence that the entire porn industry is based in both Miami and Southern California. It is also not by chance that there aren't many jaw dropping exotic beauties walking around Baltimore City, PG County or Howard County like there are in California or South Florida either.

Although Maryland is full of very well-educated, high-income and successful people in most of its suburban areas in the Baltimore/Washington corridor, we are severely lacking in the eye candy department. Most people in Maryland are average, thoroughly unremarkable and forgettable looking folks. Everybody kinda blends together and looks the same after a while. The other remaining percent of native Marylanders are actually quite repulsively hideous. I am glad I am originally a California native and missed out on inheriting the shallow Maryland gene pool (Everybody can tell I wasn't born in Maryland just by looking at me). Baltimore is full of ugly people both Black and White. My guess is the lack of diversity, closed minded insider culture, ghettoization and historical segregation have stagnated the gene pool in places like Baltimore and DC and some of their outlying suburbs.

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Old 11-14-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Let me tell you that Maryland is NOT known for attractive people. At least most outsiders believe so. According to a recent poll conducted by Travel & Leisure, Baltimore is the second ugliest city in the country and DC is the sixth ugliest city in the nation.

America's Most and Least Attractive People- Page 16 - Articles - Travel + Leisure

America's Most and Least Attractive People- Page 20 - Articles - Travel + Leisure

I understand that there is probably a huge amount of bias in this survey seeing as the most beautiful cities were predominantly sunny places with lots of White, Asian/Pacific Islander or Latino people. My guess is most of the people who participated in this survey were average educated middle income White men. However, there is a huge element of truth to this poll as there is a bit of truth to every stereotype. See how Miami and Southern California cities topped the most attractive people city list? It is no coincidence that the entire porn industry is based in both Miami and Southern California. It is also not by chance that there aren't many jaw dropping exotic beauties walking around Baltimore City, PG County or Howard County like there are in California or South Florida either.

Although Maryland is full of very well-educated, high-income and successful people in most of its suburban areas in the Baltimore/Washington corridor, we are severely lacking in the eye candy department. Most people in Maryland are average, thoroughly unremarkable and forgettable looking folks. Everybody kinda blends together and looks the same after a while. The other remaining percent of native Marylanders are actually quite repulsively hideous. I am glad I am originally a California native and missed out on inheriting the shallow Maryland gene pool (Everybody can tell I wasn't born in Maryland just by looking at me). Baltimore is full of ugly people both Black and White. My guess is the lack of diversity, closed minded insider culture, ghettoization and historical segregation have stagnated the gene pool in places like Baltimore and DC and some of their outlying suburbs.
I think the main problem with those polls is that very few people who take the surveys have actually been to ALL of the cities they are being asked about.

So, a lot of it just has to do with just perpetuating stereotypes...and everyone assumes anywhere with sun equals 'fun' and 'vacation'.

That being said...since you are familiar with Maryland and California it is easier to see the differences there.

I DO think that many rural areas across the U.S., both black and white, have just let themselves go. Way too much fastfood, driving around, very little exercise, etc. I look at cities which have more foreign-born populations and they seem to have a completely different set of eating habits, approach to exercise, etc.

Generally-speaking, I find areas with many foreign-borns (i.e. california, Miami, New York City, etc.) to be the healthiest and best looking. The places with the least foreign-born, you are looking at more plus-size shopping, drive through eating, frozen foods microwaved, pizza-ordering types of people.

I would have assumed that Maryland with its higher incomes and higher foreign-born would have put it more in the middle. But maybe it is really just the DC suburbs that have fit into that. Maybe?
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:25 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Hey handyman, what gives? Everybody makes spelling mistakes from time to time, why the attitude? CelticViking is a reputable poster that just happens to disagree with you politically. Should I expect to hear from you everytime I miss a comma?
As a liberal, it's just tiresome to be blamed for everything from the weather to the Ravens' defense. Poor spelling doesn't really make the case for the argument that liberals like me in the city in which I live are ruining the state. Defensive? You bet.

Amity can exist between those on the right and left. You're G.O.P., WSB, and I think you're one of the best posters here, and very valuable because there aren't too many Cumberland posters.

Like you mentioned on a different post, you seek discussions featuring intelligence instead of anger and name-calling. For me, I'd rather poltics just didn't come into it. In this post, my name wasn't called, but as a Balto. City liberal, I felt like someone was pointing a finger at me.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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As a liberal, it's just tiresome to be blamed for everything from the weather to the Ravens' defense. Poor spelling doesn't really make the case for the argument that liberals like me in the city in which I live are ruining the state. Defensive? You bet.

Amity can exist between those on the right and left. You're G.O.P., WSB, and I think you're one of the best posters here, and very valuable because there aren't too many Cumberland posters.

Like you mentioned on a different post, you seek discussions featuring intelligence instead of anger and name-calling. For me, I'd rather poltics just didn't come into it. In this post, my name wasn't called, but as a Balto. City liberal, I felt like someone was pointing a finger at me.
Liberals are responsible for the Raven's Defensive meltdowns of the last month? I knew it! What happened to the pass rush? 50 pass attempts by Ryan, 2 sacks (both by Suggs), and no interceptions. Ryan carved up that secondary like a Thanksgiving turkey.

Don't say so many nice things about me. It will go to my head
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:43 PM
 
Location: The Bay and Maryland
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I DO think that many rural areas across the U.S., both black and white, have just let themselves go. Way too much fastfood, driving around, very little exercise, etc. I look at cities which have more foreign-born populations and they seem to have a completely different set of eating habits, approach to exercise, etc.

Generally-speaking, I find areas with many foreign-borns (i.e. california, Miami, New York City, etc.) to be the healthiest and best looking. The places with the least foreign-born, you are looking at more plus-size shopping, drive through eating, frozen foods microwaved, pizza-ordering types of people.
It's not just a person's physical appearance to most people that makes them attractive. I think the personalities of many native Baltimoreans and Washingtonians make them ugly. I have lived in Maryland since the 90's and in my experience I have noticed that many people from Baltimore are loud, vulgar, proudly ignorant, uneducated and sometimes violent folks with abrasive personalities. I have lived in other ghetto areas before but Baltimore takes being HOOD to another level. There is no doubt that Baltimore is home to a unique ghetto brand of hedonistic, anything goes, anti-moral, lawless low-brow culture of rampant violence, promiscuity, substance abuse and general underachievement. Many B-More natives like to hang outside all day doing nothing but getting drunk 24/7, stare down passerbys and fight complete strangers. Many people from Baltimore think all outsiders are scared of them and don't have a sense of personal space. In addition, many of the Black and White residents are very vocal in the fact that they hate out-of-towners as well as Asian and Hispanic people. I'm not saying all Baltimore natives act like this, but if you are familiar with Baltimore City, you know that a huge percentage of the population behaves in this fashion.

Similarly, many Washingtonians attitudes make them ugly intolerable human beings. DC people tend to be impersonal and stand-offish. This is because money talks in DC and the people don't. Many DC natives also are very pretentious and snooty. Their is an undeniable air of thick elitist attitudes in DC and the rich parts of the outer suburbs. Meaningless signifiers of wealth and maintaining an exclusive snobbish status quo are infinitely more important than basic respect and manners to many DC residents. Everything in DC is a competition of who has the spiffiest suits, the most prestigious education, the best paying job, the nicest house in the most desirable neighborhood and the sexiest car. Regular joes with regular jobs are low-lives to these DC Area elitists. Money and status corrupt well-off folks so much in the DC Area to the point where they are almost sub-human and incapable of empathy and charity. Ghetto folks in DC are similar to B-More residents in their exclusive insider culture and resentful upper and middle class hating attitudes.

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Old 11-14-2010, 07:57 PM
 
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In this post, my name wasn't called, but as a Balto. City liberal, I felt like someone was pointing a finger at me.

as a balto city liberal you have contributed to the problem.
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:25 PM
 
Location: The Bay and Maryland
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I would have assumed that Maryland with its higher incomes and higher foreign-born would have put it more in the middle. But maybe it is really just the DC suburbs that have fit into that. Maybe?
I think the reason why places like Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico rated high on the most attractive city list is because many of the residents of these cities are Latinos that have generationally diverse multiracial backgrounds. Dominicans, Cubans and Puerto Ricans are all descendants of hundreds of years of interracial mixing. According to many studies, people from multiracial backgrounds are more likely to be physically fit and attractive because having a diverse gene pool makes an individual healthier from a Darwinian standpoint.

Mixed-race people are the most attractive, finds British study | Mail Online

However, unlike Latin American countries and American cities like Miami, Maryland has always been very segregated by custom. Generations of Blacks and Whites have remained separate for centuries in this area. Baltimore and DC are two cities where outsiders are shunned by natives. It has gotten to the point where the gene pool is simply stagnant in this area as I stated in my previous post. There has been a lot of distant inbreeding going on in Maryland and it is obvious. I know this because everyone I can tell I'm not a Maryland native because I am obviously mixed and "exotic" looking to Marylanders. Most of the immigrants in the Baltimore/Washington Area seem to be very ethno-centric and ghettoize themselves as well. In my opinion, the gene pool in MD is like a frozen microwave TV dinner with all the separate races of people being artificially preserved and not touching each other and mixing whereas other areas are more like a fresh tasty melting pot stew. More liberal places like NYC, LA and The SF Bay Area have always been more open to interracial couples, mixed people, different demographic groups than MD and are more cosmopolitan which accounts for a much more diverse gene pool overall.

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Old 11-14-2010, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Goldie Locks, do you realize there has been a MASSIVE influx of people of all races, colors and creeds that have come into Maryland in the last 60 years? Any talk of a "stagnant gene poll" around Washington and Baltimore is just plain wrong.
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