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Old 03-15-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee/Biloxi
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There seems to be so many people quick to downgrade MS, including the media, which really distorts what MS is really like, and it ignores many facts about the contributions to this country that MS has made.

Most people want to learn and be enlightened, therefore, to help educate all people that have questions about MS, start by going to a site that truly depicts The Magnolia State in all its deserved glory. You will find facts about the state that I'm certain you will find surprising and interesting.

Of course, there is nothing like first hand information from posters, and nothing is better than a personal visit, but rather than believe all you hear and see on TV or read in the media, at least start out with the facts.

THIS SITE SHOULD BE RECOMMENDED READING FOR ALL MISSISSIPPIAN'S AND ANYONE ONE ELSE THAT WANTS TO BE ENLIGHTENED ON THE SUBJECT.

GO TO...MISSISSIPPIBELIEVEIT.COM.

Thank you...and enjoy MS, theres really nothing else quite like it!
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:11 PM
 
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That nice to know i'll look there now. My boy friend moved back there and i have never been. but this next summer i'm going so i hope it's as wonderful as you say.
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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yes there really isn't anything like it
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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MS has its own unique qualities but the only thing that worries me is the amount of poverty and run down parts that I saw.

Will it get better or worse?
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:51 AM
 
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According to the census quick facts website, Mississippi has about 12 people in poverty per square mile. By comparison, just picking a couple of other states randomly, Massachusetts has about 81 people in poverty per square mile and Michigan about 25 people in poverty per square mile. And these days in Mississippi, driving down rural highways generally what you find is not so much poverty but working class people (e.g. mobile homes and modest houses dotting the countryside). By historical standards, it's much better. We need another economic boom for a good 20 years to propel the next generation to a higher level of employment, education and skills.
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: TN
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Thanks for an excellent post!! I grew up in MS and moved away about 2 years ago. I absolutely hate the look of disgust on people's faces when I tell them I am from Mississippi! Of course then you have to answer the ridiculous, uneducated questions like "did you have shoes" and "did you walk to school".......REALLY?? Sadly, people are so judgmental about a state they have likely never visited. They don't know what they're missing
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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According to the census quick facts website, Mississippi has about 12 people in poverty per square mile. By comparison, just picking a couple of other states randomly, Massachusetts has about 81 people in poverty per square mile and Michigan about 25 people in poverty per square mile. And these days in Mississippi, driving down rural highways generally what you find is not so much poverty but working class people (e.g. mobile homes and modest houses dotting the countryside). By historical standards, it's much better. We need another economic boom for a good 20 years to propel the next generation to a higher level of employment, education and skills.
Thanks for the info
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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You might want to keep it a secret! Here in North Carolina, and I also witnessed it in Montana, the desireability of a place can ruin it, once the word get's out!
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Visited the site, now I feel ready to get out there as fast as I can.

Funny enough I was already a Conway Twitty and Charley Pride fan before this lol.

I should also mention that the nicest and most warm people I ever met were from MS, in a few years I might make tracks out there.
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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According to the census quick facts website, Mississippi has about 12 people in poverty per square mile. By comparison, just picking a couple of other states randomly, Massachusetts has about 81 people in poverty per square mile and Michigan about 25 people in poverty per square mile. And these days in Mississippi, driving down rural highways generally what you find is not so much poverty but working class people (e.g. mobile homes and modest houses dotting the countryside). By historical standards, it's much better. We need another economic boom for a good 20 years to propel the next generation to a higher level of employment, education and skills.
Those staistics are meaningless ( using # of people in poverty per square mile)

When someone uses a statistic like that, they should also state the # of people per square mile who are NOT in poverty.

Using statistics the way you do, tells me you are trying to hide something by only giving partial statistics.

It raises more suspicions than it does to convince people.
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