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Old 01-22-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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It's interesting to listen to people who live in cities continually show detest for the "backwards, uneducated Conservative rednecks" that live in rural America, who produce the food, energy and resources that make living in their city possible.

 
Old 01-22-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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It's interesting to listen to people who live in cities continually show detest for the "backwards, uneducated Conservative rednecks" that live in rural America, who produce the food, energy and resources that make living in their city possible.
Most of our food, energy, and products don't come from rural Americans.
 
Old 01-22-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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Our policies are leaning more towards Greece though.
Ignore the debt and continue spending.

Iceland told the bankers to go take a flying leap and dealt with collapse.
I don't blame Iceland for pissing on the banks, but not sure of their tax enforcement. Greece has no credible tax enforcement and hasn't for sometime. There lies the problem with Greece and its long standing underground economy. Currently that is not the case with the US.
 
Old 01-22-2013, 10:46 AM
 
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It's interesting to listen to people who live in cities continually show detest for the "backwards, uneducated Conservative rednecks" that live in rural America, who produce the food, energy and resources that make living in their city possible.
Your point?

Garbage collectors are an essential part of our society too, that doesn't mean I want to do it as a job.
 
Old 01-22-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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Rural Americans damn near starved to death during the Depression. I guess we're just supposed to forget that.
 
Old 01-22-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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Most of our food, energy, and products don't come from rural Americans.
We only import 20% of our food, so yes it's our farmers that supply the vast majority of the food this nation consumes. Over 2/3 of our electricity is generated by coal and natural gas. Most of those resources are extracted by rural Americans.
 
Old 01-22-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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It's interesting to listen to people who live in cities continually show detest for the "backwards, uneducated Conservative rednecks" that live in rural America, who produce the food, energy and resources that make living in their city possible.
Nah, we're just tired of y'all (including threads like this one) always complaining about ''city folk', ''lib-ruls'', ''multi-culturalism'', ''educated elites'' and the like!

When the truth of the matter is that in the event of some ''collapse'', life for most of the biggest complainers would quickly come to a screeching halt!! Probably starting with that big old shiny gas-guzzler they're always feeding, all the booze, smokes and junk food they consume, and the Section 8, SSI and food stamps they seem to depend on!

So wanna hear less about ''backwards, conservative Rednecks''? Then quit frickkin' bragging about how ''independent'' and ''self-sufficient'' y'all are.... cuz you ain't (and down deep you know it as well as we do)!
 
Old 01-22-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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Not everyday

Today I'm clearing fence line again. About to go out and will stay out til the school bus passes (4:30).
And I'm close..so close. 3 sides cleared and I'm more than 1/2 finished the fourth side.
(previous owners let the growth get out of hand and take over the fence line with wild grapes and cactus).

And I totally agree with your statement about multiculturalism and segregation. It's non existent out here and I like it that way. It's non existent because it doesn't matter; your neighbor is your neighbor no matter .
I don't know what part of Texas you live in but if you don't mind me asking, do you have a lot of Bobwhite Quail where you are at? I will be headed to south Texas to a town called Benavides to Quail hunt in a few weeks. They like to take cover in overgrown barbed wire fence rows.
 
Old 01-22-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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We only import 20% of our food, so yes it's our farmers that supply the vast majority of the food this nation consumes. Over 2/3 of our electricity is generated by coal and natural gas. Most of those resources are extracted by rural Americans.
Unless you are into organic foods, majority of the food we consume comes from large agribusiness not your mom and pop farmers.
 
Old 01-22-2013, 10:57 AM
 
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Wow, the ignorant comments from the blue/city/progressives is amazing. Oh wait, you did elect our current president. The situation is and will be much different than even during the depression, if the shtf in a certain way. There might be some rifraf heading to the cities from rural america, but, I think it will be just the reverse. Nasty, city dwellling rats headed to the country.
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