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Old 05-11-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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I could easily name five dislikes and five things I liked about every place I've lived so far. I'm wondering if people in Mississippi would share their likes/dislikes about the state?
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Right now, I'd have to put tornado-dodging at the top of my "don't-like" list. It's been a tough week in North Mississippi!
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:46 PM
 
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When I lived there, I liked the abundance of natural areas, uncrowded highways, great BBQ, low cost of living, mild winters, town festivals, and quaint small towns.

I didn't like the fleas and ticks, intense heat in late summer, backward politics, and a pervasive sense of apathy.
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Central Mississippi
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I have to say that for the most part, I like the people. I think we may have originated the phrase "southern hospitality". I know some people here won't agree with me, but I think if you make an effort to be friendly people will respond.

I hate the mosquitoes as well as the fleas and ticks. Sometimes the heat bothers me, but I'd rather be hot than cold.

Other than those things, I agree with everything blueridgemama said.
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Old 05-13-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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Likes
1. Scenery
2. People
3. Weather
4. Opportunity to establish any business possible and monopolize before everyone else gets to the state. (and it will be soon) trust!
5. Religious belt

Dislikes
1. Stereotypes and the republican view
2. Jobs availabilities in fields other than governement, medical, and agricultural
3. When it rain it pours
4. Airport
5. My likes outweigh my dislikes.

I've lived in Mississippi for 23 years, and I recently moved to Los Angeles to finish my grad degree. But compared to what people think is good "city" living, I would take Mississippi any day. Out here, I have lived in the best of the best, but even in the best areas, there's the worst area down the block. California is overly populated with homeless people and people who are mentally ill. But, home (MS) we don't have a lot of homeless people, but we do have poverty. But some of the people who the census would deem as poor in the state of Mississippi, would be deemed in the middle class in cali because there far betta' off. Other than that, Mississippi is my home and I love it. Every time i visit home, I see construction going up all over the place. And the price of living you can't beat!
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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likes
1. blue blue skies all year round-no gray overcast for days on end
2. beautiful homes and lifestyle for much less than most other places
3. people are pleasant, happy, smiling, helpful, and upbeat (they don't stare vacantly at you or turn away from you even if they don't know you)
4. near gorgeous beaches
5. where else can you spend an afternoon on a beautiful golf course with no one in front or behind you-no tee time needed-fabulous weather in the middle of winter-and all for less than $20 for nine holes

dislikes
1. no mountains
2. very weak animal cruelty laws
3. provincialism exists in the most sophisticated circles
4. suspicion of outside influence or circle the wagons mentally(changing slowly)
5. not enough attention to land management and aesthetic concerns over development
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: southern california
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ice tea
biscuits
real butter
cat fish
grits
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:18 PM
 
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Likes:
Country living
Friendly people

Dislikes:
Rednecks
Tornado
MS English
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Gulfport, MS
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Likes:
1. Strong local culture; no feeling of growing up disconnected.
2. Astonishingly beautiful state, very underrated.
3. Best cuisine anywhere.
4. Affordable property and living.
5. Legacy of art, music.

Dislikes:
1. Redneck mentalities.
2. Religion's stranglehold on state.
3. Poverty.
4. Cuisine delicious, but not healthy.
5. Lingering racism.
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:00 AM
 
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town that hasn't grown
narrow minded clicks
small town living is real boring
gossip who cares?
a town that doesn't have a cinema. Vicksburg has regressed backward instead of forward. I've traveled to places in Europe that are more foward thinking.
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