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Old 11-19-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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You misunderstood HurrMark. There was electricity in Harlan long before the 70s.

There is money in Harlan, don't kid yourself. The coal mines pay big bucks. I am not saying there is no poverty in Harlan, poverty is everywhere. But as far as everyone being up against it, it's just not true.

I invite you to do a web search on Harlan, Kentucky Playhouse forums. You will be pleasantly surprised at what you will find. Wonderful people, beautiful pictures from around the city and county.

--" I'm not saying there is no poverty in Harlan, poverty is evrywhere"

Statistics show how much poverty there is in the entire state of Kentucky and what percent of poverty there is.

A lot higher percent of Harlan folks are living below even the 50% of poverty level than elsewhere in Kentucky.

Heck, I doubt the leaders of North Korea lived in poverty, but a high percent of the residents do.
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Oh
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--" I'm not saying there is no poverty in Harlan, poverty is evrywhere"

Statistics show how much poverty there is in the entire state of Kentucky and what percent of poverty there is.

A lot higher percent of Harlan folks are living below even the 50% of poverty level than elsewhere in Kentucky.

Heck, I doubt the leaders of North Korea lived in poverty, but a high percent of the residents do.
Sure there is a high percentage poverty there. But not everyone is dirt poor like some people would have you to believe. I invite you also to do a search on Harlan, Kentucky Playhouse forums. You will find out that not everyone is "dirt poor" and living in houses with dirt floors.

Maybe i should go tell one of my friends from the forum to not buy the laptop for her son to take to school with him. After all, they probably can't afford it and since electricity is such a new thing in Harlan, there probably isn't an internet service provider for the area yet.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Sure there is a high percentage poverty there. But not everyone is dirt poor like some people would have you to believe. I invite you also to do a search on Harlan, Kentucky Playhouse forums. You will find out that not everyone is "dirt poor" and living in houses with dirt floors.

Maybe i should go tell one of my friends from the forum to not buy the laptop for her son to take to school with him. After all, they probably can't afford it and since electricity is such a new thing in Harlan, there probably isn't an internet service provider for the area yet.
Marmac is very over the top about things, waaaay....

He/she/it knows nothing about Kentucky and has a superior mindset about any Southern state.
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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Marmac is very over the top about things, waaaay....

He/she/it knows nothing about Kentucky and has a superior mindset about any Southern state.

London, I certainly don't expect you to believe me.

However, what I posted was not an opinion( your post was) but statistics about Harlan KY that I got fron City-Data Detailed Profile on Harlan Kentucky.

Rant all you want with your opinion.
What I posted was facts.
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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Sure there is a high percentage poverty there. But not everyone is dirt poor like some people would have you to believe. I invite you also to do a search on Harlan, Kentucky Playhouse forums. You will find out that not everyone is "dirt poor" and living in houses with dirt floors.

Maybe i should go tell one of my friends from the forum to not buy the laptop for her son to take to school with him. After all, they probably can't afford it and since electricity is such a new thing in Harlan, there probably isn't an internet service provider for the area yet.

Glad to see your friends son is taking a laptop to school.

Mainly, I'm glad he is going to school and hope he graduates.

Nearly one third of all residents over age 25 didn't finish high school in Harlan Kentucky-----FACT

Hopefully he will or he will have little chance of being one of the ----doctors,teachers,policemen, or IT techs---another poster touted.
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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------median household income--

--median-- means that is the amount of household income that half of the households make more and half the housholds make less.

Harlan-----$19,534
Kentucky--$ 40,267

half of the household in Harlan Kentucky bring in less than $ 19,534

I doubt those are the ones buying expensive laptops for their kids.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Oh
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------median household income--

--median-- means that is the amount of household income that half of the households make more and half the housholds make less.

Harlan-----$19,534
Kentucky--$ 40,267

half of the household in Harlan Kentucky bring in less than $ 19,534

I doubt those are the ones buying expensive laptops for their kids.
Really, I don't need you to explain the definition of the word "median". I already know what it means, thankyouverymuch.

You don't like the south, Kentucky in particular, do you?
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:52 PM
 
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Really, I don't need you to explain the definition of the word "median". I already know what it means, thankyouverymuch.

You don't like the south, Kentucky in particular, do you?
False !

I do like the South and I do like the idea thar the OP was trying to help poor people.

Too bad this thread got hijacked by the " deniers".
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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You know it's much better if you collect the cash and spend it within the disadvantaged community to buy the clothes, food, etc. locally. Bringing goods and labor in from outside the local economy is in many ways counter-productive. This is what's wrong with our agri-business driven foreign aid programs. Put the kids to work in your own more advantaged area raising the cash to spend in the disadvantaged area with the local merchants and to hire the local people to do the work.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I think there is a difference between people who are poor by choice and those who have no choice but to be poor.

Poverty in rural Kentucky is due to most people preferring to get a government check for their 'disability' whether than to go out and earn an honest living. They are healthy enough to go hunting 5 hours a day but they can't be a greeter at Wal Mart - give me a break!
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