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View Poll Results: What Percentage Of Rural People Think A Town Of 50,000 Qualifies As A Big City ?
100% 9 16.07%
90% 8 14.29%
80% 4 7.14%
70% 3 5.36%
60% 2 3.57%
50% 8 14.29%
40% 3 5.36%
30% 6 10.71%
20% 0 0%
10% 13 23.21%
Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-21-2009, 06:14 AM
 
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LOL at 30,000 being referred to as a big city. Wrestlemania draws in more people than that.
Just making a guess here, but you probably won't get a lot of kudos for this post.

In my state, our biggest cities are about that size. The diversity is truly amazing because it takes an amazing variety of stores to make modern life possible in the surrounding towns. Its also one of the reasons why small business is such big business in Maine.

Need an example?

If our chopper breaks down on the farm, we need to bring the pump to the mechanic at the dealer, who gets parts from the hydraulic store, then gets a local welder to repair the casting who gets a machinist to make everything right again. This is just an example, but while all these businesses may only employ 1 or 2 people, the diversity is amazing. All these small places allow other small places to run. Plus they are happy for the business and bend over backwards to getting you running again.

Every business is open m-f 9 to 5, but give them a call at 9PM on a Sunday night and the doors will open and the lights will come on and the part gets fixed, while in the bigger cities they are attending wrestlemania events and can't be bothered.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:00 PM
 
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LOL at 30,000 being referred to as a big city. Wrestlemania draws in more people than that.
I am in awe and amazement that the OP, a city boy with TONS of things to do would know how many people are drawn to Wrestlemania. Guess we know what the OP does for fun.

What is the next thread/poll? What percentage of rural people think Wrestlemania is real?

What percentage of city people think Hee Haw, Beverly Hillbillies, Mayberry, Green Acres, etc is real?
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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I live in a City of 400k plus and I don't think I'm experiencing Big City Living.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Bedford County, Va.
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There is not much to do in a town of only 50,000 people. Now a city of 500,000 people is a whole another story.
I'd be bored living in a city of 500,000.

I doubt I could find a quiet place to read a book, an open place to ride my horse, a green place to build my garden or a scenic place to hike up a mountain -- you know, all those things that keep me busy living in my small town
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I live in a small town with arounf 250, though I have lived in a city of 4 million people.

I have moved around a great before I retired to a rural area.

Yes, I do think that a town of 50k is a city. As is a city of 2 or 3 million.

SO?
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:24 AM
 
Location: St Louis County, MO
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There's more rewarding things to do in the country than the city.
Oh...and "rewarding" meaning what? Hunting, fishing, going to Wal Mart, going out on a boat?

Good to see that you state your opinion as fact.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:27 AM
 
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Oh...and "rewarding" meaning what? Hunting, fishing, going to Wal Mart, going out on a boat?

Good to see that you state your opinion as fact.
No, out in the kountry we like to bryng out a couple of banjos and and relly whoop it up. After that it is tieing turists to trees and see how loud they can skweal like a pigs. Then its over to Sister's house to cee if she wants to go on one of them there dates we always have on a Fryday nights...she's really good you no. Yep one tyme during after-glow she even helped me pull out my last remaining tooth. It was really hurting because aye drink nuthing but Mt Dew and Honey Dew Vine Water (whyte lighntining) so I can get good and drunk and beat up my favorite hunting dog since he didn't get that there coon last weekend at Uncle Bubba's camp.

Yep...that there is the important things we do out here in this here country I tell you. We would never be so silly as to do anything important like feed people in the city with our farms or ranches. That's crazy talk.

(A post with an incredible amount of sarcasm and tongue-in-cheek humor)
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:54 AM
 
Location: St Louis County, MO
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Thanks to the person who got mad about my post so rather than using half of their brain and sending me a message they give me rep points.
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Oh...and "rewarding" meaning what? Hunting, fishing, going to Wal Mart, going out on a boat?

Good to see that you state your opinion as fact.
I find supplying my own food, honing skills that enable me to survive on my own, bring closer to the natural world, etc., to be more rewarding than burning money up in bars, stores, etc., for short lived "entertainment" and a pile of "stuff."
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:35 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Thanks to the person who got mad about my post so rather than using half of their brain and sending me a message they give me rep points.
Wasn't me, before anyone thinks it was...
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