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Old 11-02-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Denver
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yep, I think Jackson, Mississippi is the only heart and only soul of the entire state of Mississippi.
How's that?
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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yeah I know, i'd just like to see more Mississippi license plates floating around the state.
What do you mean by that?
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Old 11-03-2014, 02:36 AM
 
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I just moved here from Wisconsin. . Run from Mississippi! Dirty stores, horrible produce, ignorant locals who are rude. Meth addicts, rednecks throwing trash from their car windows. Crooked politicians run everything. No true middle class. Poverty everywhere. Poor people losing their paycheck to a casino. City workers cannot perform their job. If you are not Southern Baptist or Catholic, you will never be accepted. They think Sean Peyton is God. Bay St.Louis/ Waveland is the worst place I have ever lived. I am a military wife that has moved for over twenty five years. I have never seen a town this backwards and set in their close minded ways!
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Old 11-03-2014, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Bowie but New Orleans born and bred
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I just moved here from Wisconsin. . Run from Mississippi! Dirty stores, horrible produce, ignorant locals who are rude. Meth addicts, rednecks throwing trash from their car windows. Crooked politicians run everything. No true middle class. Poverty everywhere. Poor people losing their paycheck to a casino. City workers cannot perform their job. If you are not Southern Baptist or Catholic, you will never be accepted. They think Sean Peyton is God. Bay St.Louis/ Waveland is the worst place I have ever lived. I am a military wife that has moved for over twenty five years. I have never seen a town this backwards and set in their close minded ways!
What town in MS are you living in because obviously you haven't visited much of the state? If you did, you'd know that there are a number of middle class areas in the state and areas where people aren't set in their close minded ways.
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:18 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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What town in MS are you living in because obviously you haven't visited much of the state? If you did, you'd know that there are a number of middle class areas in the state and areas where people aren't set in their close minded ways.
Yeah, awful nice of you to speak up. Bay Saint Louis is a great place. We spent a week there in the spring, and we will go back.

Dunno where she's coming from But no matter. We all see the world through our own eyes.
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:23 PM
 
Location: USA
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A man from Wisconsin recently moved down south and he think it's heaven compared to Wisconsin.
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:39 PM
 
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I feel sorry for MS residents. And I thought my state was bad....
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:46 PM
 
Location: The South
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I feel sorry for MS residents. And I thought my state was bad....
You are late, the party is over.
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:14 PM
 
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I just moved here from Wisconsin. . Run from Mississippi! Dirty stores, horrible produce, ignorant locals who are rude. Meth addicts, rednecks throwing trash from their car windows. Crooked politicians run everything. No true middle class. Poverty everywhere. Poor people losing their paycheck to a casino. City workers cannot perform their job. If you are not Southern Baptist or Catholic, you will never be accepted. They think Sean Peyton is God. Bay St.Louis/ Waveland is the worst place I have ever lived. I am a military wife that has moved for over twenty five years. I have never seen a town this backwards and set in their close minded ways!
Stay out of the rest of the state, BSL is one of the nicer towns, hell the delta is a third world county. Coastal politics has a reputation as being exceptionally crooked due to the NOLA influence, but politics in the rest of the state and nation has caught up to the high standards of Louisiana.

Mississipi is an exceptionally diverse, poor state with a high percentage of single mothers, all these factors create a climate ripe for crime.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:32 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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......Mississipi is an exceptionally diverse, poor state with a high percentage of single mothers, all these factors create a climate ripe for crime.
I got to thinking about what you said about single mothers. Wouldn't want to take anything away from single fathers, though, so I'll just call them single parents.

I looked it up, and you're right. Mississippi leads the states in single parent families. Washington, DC is highest of all, but Mississippi leads the states closely followed by Louisiana, then Alabama and Georgia.

The percentage of single parent households tracks the percentage of population that is black. The higher percentage of black people in the state, the higher the percentage of single parents. And higher the number of single parent household, the worse the education system appears.

It's all inter-related, I think. Single parent; doing poorly in school; crime; poverty. No end in sight, and in fact the single parent problem is getting worse. And Mississippi has no way to improve unless the single parent "tradition" disappears.
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