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Old 07-20-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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Because Christians are generally the idiots who are doing that kind of stuff.
Secular people are sadl the ignorant folk who think they know better about righteousness and sin than the creator himself.
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Secular people are sadl the ignorant folk who think they know better about righteousness and sin than the creator himself.
You forget many secular people don't acknowledge the existence of any type of creator or higher being.
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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We're getting lots of VISIT GULF COAST commercials here in the Northeast. They're doing a nice job of selling LA, MS, AL

wish they'd show more MS beaches.. which I think are stunning... I love the beach at Pass Christian (spelling?)
Maine beaches can be nice... but no white sand like down there and.. b-r-r-r

Things that impressed me about MS
Rest Area were clean and the folks working Info booth offered me coke or coffee.. I thought how civilized
Natchez Parkway.. though I have somewhat of a lead foot.. bad me
Beaches (as I've mentioned)
Seafood..
The only time I saw a Thai buffet was in Jackson (ok that might not impress the normal Joe but it impressed me.. LOL)

Maybe sell these aspects of the state?
I'm not much into music but I've seen documentaries on the Blues in MS..
I'm not into gambling (I keep thinking God would send me a lightning strike) but they could sell that to folks so inclined.
We visited the Gulf Coast in June and found it to be very nice!

Someone posted me that there was a large Mafia population there - maybe so, I didn't see any although would they be identifiable? Could be they're in the casinos which we didn't go to. Who knows for sure? I suppose every place has it's problems.

I must say the seafood was great, the people were nice, the cool gulf breeze was enjoyable and yes we have also seen a lot of advertisments (probably paid for by BP) to "come on down." And so we did and I am glad.

We have considered relocating there and now we know that having spent a week there we would still go.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Joplin, Missouri
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What would you do to entice people from other states to move to Mississippi?

I don't know much about Mississippi...but I traveled through it on my way to and from Florida and LOVED it! I think it is a beautiful state from what I could see. I stayed in Pearl, MS on the way and Tupelo on the way back. The people were very nice and the drive was very pretty.

Keep posting pictures of your fine state (What do you want them to see/know?)...people need to sees its glory in its natural splendor. Maybe you can have a Fact or Fiction thread about Mississippi. Stomp out some misconceptions or blind ignorance of peoples perceptions of MS. I actually loved seeing more racial diversity than I see in SW MO.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I don't know much about Mississippi...but I traveled through it on my way to and from Florida and LOVED it! I think it is a beautiful state from what I could see. I stayed in Pearl, MS on the way and Tupelo on the way back. The people were very nice and the drive was very pretty.

Keep posting pictures of your fine state (What do you want them to see/know?)...people need to sees its glory in its natural splendor. Maybe you can have a Fact or Fiction thread about Mississippi. Stomp out some misconceptions or blind ignorance of peoples perceptions of MS. I actually loved seeing more racial diversity than I see in SW MO.
You saw more diversity in Tupelo or all of Mississippi?
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Joplin, Missouri
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You saw more diversity in Tupelo or all of Mississippi?
I can't speak for all....but mainly Pearl and Tupelo. I'm from SW MO....although it is more diversified than 10 or 20 years ago, it still seems predominantly Caucasion. It may sound cheezy....but I like walking into a restaurant or hotel and see a rainbow of color (black, white etc). I don't want to say too much about race because my post will get deleted again. But of all the places I stopped on my way to and from Florida, Mississippi was my favorite.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I can't speak for all....but mainly Pearl and Tupelo. I'm from SW MO....although it is more diversified than 10 or 20 years ago, it still seems predominantly Caucasion. It may sound cheezy....but I like walking into a restaurant or hotel and see a rainbow of color (black, white etc). I don't want to say too much about race because my post will get deleted again. But of all the places I stopped on my way to and from Florida, Mississippi was my favorite.
I'm shocked. If you mean white, black, and a little brown, sure it might be a little more diverse than what you may be used to. I haven't been to Missouri.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Joplin, Missouri
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I'm shocked. If you mean white, black, and a little brown, sure it might be a little more diverse than what you may be used to. I haven't been to Missouri.
It's a lot more diverse that what I'm used to...but this is the first time I've been through Mississippi so I'm sure there is a lot I don't/didn't see. Why are you shocked? The larger metro Missouri areas are more diverse...but not the smaller communities of less than 100,000. Now I can't speak for all Missouri But I've lived within a 60 mile radius for 23 years and it seems to be that way from what I hear. It's amazing how different states can be...
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Springfield, the largest city in Southwest Missouri, and the 3rd largest city in the state is 89% white, 4% black, and 7% other. Tupelo is 69% white, 28% black, and 3% other.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It's a lot more diverse that what I'm used to...but this is the first time I've been through Mississippi so I'm sure there is a lot I don't/didn't see. Why are you shocked? The larger metro Missouri areas are more diverse...but not the smaller communities of less than 100,000. Now I can't speak for all Missouri But I've lived within a 60 mile radius for 23 years and it seems to be that way from what I hear. It's amazing how different states can be...
I'm shocked because most of MS seems split pretty evenly with white and black. The most diverse areas being suburban Memphis and college towns I'd guess.
Most people don't associate Mississippi with diversity.
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