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Old 11-26-2016, 04:09 PM
 
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same here...and we mind or own business....you will have "strangers" hold the door for you as you walk in a store or restaurant and men will jump to help a lady if shes carrying too much to her car/or holding a baby ..

we leave our houses and cars unlocked in the driveway without fear of being stolen,,
I haven't locked my front door for 25 yrs...
we leave our cars running to keep the car warm in the wintertime when we go in a store
without fear ...someone is going to steal it

we will stop and assist a car that's broken down and help the driver ...without fear... from the driver


we aren't overly religious at all...again we mind our own business
(2nd paragraph )

Not a good idea to leave your house unlocked at night.
A relative never locked her house in the small rural town an d one night two thugs from a big city tried to rob some houses. The first 3 houses were locked..........hers was not.

Result was a viscous murder of her and her teen daughter and teen son.

They passed on the first three houses when they tried the doors and they were locked.
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Old 11-26-2016, 05:21 PM
 
Location: CT
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[url=http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/rural-america-understanding-isnt-problem]An Insider's View: The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America | Alternet[/url]

I've never lived in rural areas so I have no idea if his depiction is correct.

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So, may I assume you live in an urban area? Have you talked with people of all walks of life? Have you heard or met any bigots in your city? How about religious zealots? How about people who thrive on Limbaugh, Hannity, and FOX? Intellectuals vs. dropouts doing grunt work? You see, you're likely to find people everywhere are pretty similar. Of course a small town out in farm country is going to feel a lot different than a big city, different needs, different relationships, different resources.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:42 PM
 
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Never saw on TV: "At 6:00, street riots in buttf West Virginia tonight".
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:25 AM
 
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I lived in a rural area for twenty years. While I agree that rural and/or poor whites are often the targets of extreme bigotry, I regretfully have to say that I find much of this article to be spot-on.
He even mentions repeatedly deep red americaa, which I'm guessing the midwest. Not rural areas like in the blue states.

Having spent a good portion of my life in these states, although in the big cities. Some of the past forward thinking states that are red now used to be very blue. Glad I moved. Look at who they vote in as congressmen and senators. That will tell you about the state as a whole. One state voted in a farmer who talked about her pig crap on her hands while running. Oh yeah she's a real winner.

In the 80's, there uses to be a joke about turning your clock back 10 years when entering this state. Now I think 70 years might be more appropo.
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Old 11-27-2016, 11:35 AM
 
Location: The South
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Funny, "rednecks", "crackers", "hillbillies", " white trash" etc., meaning white men of lesser income regardless of their residence and education (neither education nor urban residence mean much without cash as far as labels and stereotypes go) are the last social group one can demean, insult, make fun of, feel superiror to, etc. without a bit of outcry, condemnation, or even a frown. Every social group insults them with impunity, even the lowest destitute ghetto types may crack a "redneck" joke not speaking of feeling superior to that particular group of the whites. Suprisingly, this particular kind of bigotry doesnt offend coastal "elites" in the least. Everybody has to feel superior to something. In the case of the USA, "rednecks" and "white trash", not minorities or gosh forbid blacks, are that special group everybody else uses as a punching bag and a reference point for one's self worth.
We are having revenge parties . The elites just don't know what to do since The Donald took over.
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Old 11-27-2016, 01:53 PM
 
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He even mentions repeatedly deep red americaa, which I'm guessing the midwest. Not rural areas like in the blue states.

Having spent a good portion of my life in these states, although in the big cities. Some of the past forward thinking states that are red now used to be very blue. Glad I moved. Look at who they vote in as congressmen and senators. That will tell you about the state as a whole. One state voted in a farmer who talked about her pig crap on her hands while running. Oh yeah she's a real winner.

In the 80's, there uses to be a joke about turning your clock back 10 years when entering this state. Now I think 70 years might be more appropo.
Hillary, also, made condescending remarks about Trump supporters when she was confident she would win.

Trump will be sworn in as president president and Hillary will not.
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Old 11-27-2016, 02:19 PM
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We are having revenge parties . The elites just don't know what to do since The Donald took over.
The elites know exactly what to do, they head to Trump's front door for a job.


Betsy DeVos - nominee - Educ Secretary, family net worth - $5.1 billion
Todd Ricketts - nominee - Depty Commerce Sec, co owner of the Chi Cubs, family net worth - $1 billion
Ben Carson - nominee - HUD - net worth - $10 million
Steve Bannon - advisor - Harvard, Goldman Sachs, net worth $10 million


Other potential nominees -
Harold Hamm - net worth $15.3 billion
Wilbur Ross - Yale, Harvard - net worth $2.9 billion
Mitt Romney - Harvard, net worth $250 million
Rudy Guliani - net worth $45 million
Steve Mnuchin - Yale, Goldman Sachs, net worth $45 million
Jeff Sessions - worked as a US Attorney, Attorney General (Ala) and US Senator for most of his career and somehow has a net worth $7.5 million

No elites on that list.......
The more things change the more they stay the same.
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Old 11-27-2016, 04:45 PM
 
Location: The South
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The elites know exactly what to do, they head to Trump's front door for a job.


Betsy DeVos - nominee - Educ Secretary, family net worth - $5.1 billion
Todd Ricketts - nominee - Depty Commerce Sec, co owner of the Chi Cubs, family net worth - $1 billion
Ben Carson - nominee - HUD - net worth - $10 million
Steve Bannon - advisor - Harvard, Goldman Sachs, net worth $10 million


Other potential nominees -
Harold Hamm - net worth $15.3 billion
Wilbur Ross - Yale, Harvard - net worth $2.9 billion
Mitt Romney - Harvard, net worth $250 million
Rudy Guliani - net worth $45 million
Steve Mnuchin - Yale, Goldman Sachs, net worth $45 million
Jeff Sessions - worked as a US Attorney, Attorney General (Ala) and US Senator for most of his career and somehow has a net worth $7.5 million

No elites on that list.......
The more things change the more they stay the same.
So elite = wealth, I get it.
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Not in any "book" I read !
That's not uncommon. Fundamentalists claim to worship the Bible, but never read it.
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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We are having revenge parties . The elites just don't know what to do since The Donald took over.
Congratulations, your team won. That and $50 will get you a $50 reduction in your food stamps.
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