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Old 07-21-2010, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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A bit defensive ?

Course, I imagine if one plowed with an automatic reset plow in southern MO, you could pull many bottoms.
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Ahh Marmac got ya this time, Southeast Missouri from Popular Bluff to the river is great farmland.....and you being the godfather of farms should know this......(you got me last time, cause said southwest and south central)
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:26 PM
 
Location: the sticks
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Low assesments
brother in law getting paving contract 50% above paving going rate
Assets "diverted" from estates in local probate court(a big one)
bogus "conservation" easements worth hundreds of thousands
medicare frauds in nursing homes built by "good old boys"
overnight re-zoning to keep out competition
blackball of "troublesome" working class men(very effective)
control of boards in local banks with stealing from old widows they were "looking out for"
LEO harrasing "troublemakers" out of town
and many more
I think you got your tv shows mixed up. This is Mayberry, not Hazard County with Boss Hawg. Thanks for the 80s but we're past that.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Yes, I think I found Mayberry. This thread got me thinking about what real town, would be most like Mayberry, and I think I found the best match.

First, Mayberry is a County Seat. So that means that not only does it have to be a small town, but the County has to be sparsely populated as well. The best match for that would be Loving County, Texas, Population: 67. And the County Seat is, Mentone.

And the best part: "Mentone was the home of the first elected female sheriff in Texas, Edna Reed Claton Dewees. Dewees was appointed to the job in January 1945, then won an election to continue in the office through 1947. She never carried a firearm, and reported only two arrests during her entire term."

I just need a little more research to find out if she had a deputy named Barney Fife.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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I think you got your tv shows mixed up. This is Mayberry, not Hazard County with Boss Hawg. Thanks for the 80s but we're past that.
Real town in 90"s
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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And in the 00s. People really aren't too different wherever you go, and you'll find the same kind of corruption in big city and small town both.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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And in the 00s. People really aren't too different wherever you go, and you'll find the same kind of corruption in big city and small town both.
Exactly, which is why there is no Mayberry folks.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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The unlocked doors era has passed.

Nearly every town, even " Mayberry", has public roads/highways .

You may know every single resident of your " Mayberry", but if you don't know everyone who might drive through " Mayberry" in the middle of the night, it is a good idea to lock the doors at night.
I get a real charge out of those that live in a particular town, who post on forums concerning crime in their towns, bragging about how in their city there's still no need to lock your doors and you can still leave the keys in the car.

These posters would never stop to think that there may be gang leaders/criminals from the big cities poring over these forums looking for easier pickings and are everso grateful for the info.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I get a real charge out of those that live in a particular town, who post on forums concerning crime in their towns, bragging about how in their city there's still no need to lock your doors and you can still leave the keys in the car.

These posters would never stop to think that there may be gang leaders/criminals from the big cities poring over these forums looking for easier pickings and are everso grateful for the info.
So you think we should take our keys out of the cars?

What about all the cars left running in the grocerystore parking lots? All winter long at least half the cars at the grocery store are left running. Are you suggesting that they should turn off their cars and remove the keys?
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I learned my lesson years ago at age 16, in Rochester, MN.

On a freezing day in winter, I parked out front of a Chevy dealer to run in and buy a part for my car. It wasn't but a few minutes, I turned around and the car was gone!

1 block away stood the city courthouse and jail, just my luck a prisoner had just escaped, saw my vehicle, jumped in, got 5 blocks away,
ran a red light, and was broadsided by two cars. Being a total loss, I had one tough job trying to collect from the insurance company.
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:12 AM
 
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In some places you can get arrested for leaving an unattended running car.
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