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Old 05-01-2015, 07:47 PM
 
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I see now, all the fun stuff like prostitution, marijuana, and drinking under age 21 are illegal in Louisiana so amongst other reasons that's why your crime rates are so high, people won't let the government prevent them from having fun even if that gets them busted.

I wonder what all law abiding citizens do on business trips or in the weekends with all the fun stuff being illegal. Maybe y'all should come to Amsterdam one day, all of that is perfectly legal over here.
What would it take to make Louisiana the cultured thriving place it used to be? It's a shame Cajun French is pretty much nearly dead too.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Deep south is the best region in the country? Gimme a break! If any region's the best, it ain't the deep south lol. Try more like Upper Midwest.

I'd love to visit Louisiana, and eat some great Cajun food, and I'll be driving there pretty soon on my way to Florida, but it's not a place I'd live in, no way. I hated living in Florida, and don't look forward to moving back in, so I don't think Louisiana will be much better at all -.-
Culture, great people, optimistic attitude, great food, artistically minded, musical, great amenities, gigabit internet, warm climate, an eye to the future...whats not to like?
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Culture, great people, optimistic attitude, great food, artistically minded, musical, great amenities, gigabit internet, warm climate, an eye to the future...whats not to like?
I agree I like the Deep South way better than the Upper Midwest for starters the Upper Midwest climate is awful I hate the cold... and i like the football SEC culture in the South way better than any other region of the US... plus the people are way more welcoming and friendly than in the Midwest. Everyone has a different viewpoint on things thou.
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:02 PM
 
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Of course the Deep South is the #1 region of the country. And I think most of agree outside of NYC and the left coast, the upper Midwest is the armpit, especially that Wisconsin area. Don't even get me started on the Green Bay Packers. Who Dat!

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Deep south is the best region in the country? Gimme a break! If any region's the best, it ain't the deep south lol. Try more like Upper Midwest.

I'd love to visit Louisiana, and eat some great Cajun food, and I'll be driving there pretty soon on my way to Florida, but it's not a place I'd live in, no way. I hated living in Florida, and don't look forward to moving back in, so I don't think Louisiana will be much better at all -.-
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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No cash at yard sales for you all in your state either, unless you take checks or debit card. No cash can be taken for second hand goods. That would be enough to make me leave. That's right, go after the little people trying to make a few dollars selling junk. Ridiculous.
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:35 PM
 
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According to a report released by EARN, average income of the top 1% in Louisiana was $974,376 in 2012. It's the state where the 1% captured the smallest share of income growth between 1979 and 2007. The average income of the bottom 99% was $40,792 and higher than in Michigan.

Ref: http://s3.epi.org/files/2014/Increas...1917to2012.pdf
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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Like farm culture in many parts of US the reason many moved like my wife relatives from Breaux Bridge area is the better opportunity else where. Fact is the politics and corruption of Louisiana politics plays a big part in the lack of per cent wise of 1%ers. I love Louisiana but would never have moved there for real opportunity. Then again the Cajun culture in Louisiana only really strong in perhaps 1/4 of state. For decades that are has loss younger people because of moving for opportunity else where. The good and the bad as always
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:16 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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People talk a big game about leaving the state, but in reality it has been over the last 100 years the least transient state in the nation.

78% of the people that live in this state were born here. (Highest)
73% of the people that were born here still live here. (Among the highest).

And we had over half a million people leave the state after Katrina in 2005. Most of the people coming back are them. So it's kind of a love it or leave it situation, and most people leave it to only say they love it again later.

It sucks but it's home and ain't nowhere else like it. Also, Cajun French is making a comeback. The loss of people knowing the language has shunted and now 4,000 children in the state are enrolled in french speaking only schools - higher than any state in the country. People under 35 are becoming very interested in learning the language their grandparents spoke. These schools teach have also adopted Cajun and Creole French into their teaching.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:09 AM
 
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Great stats Mwah.

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People talk a big game about leaving the state, but in reality it has been over the last 100 years the least transient state in the nation.

78% of the people that live in this state were born here. (Highest)
73% of the people that were born here still live here. (Among the highest).

And we had over half a million people leave the state after Katrina in 2005. Most of the people coming back are them. So it's kind of a love it or leave it situation, and most people leave it to only say they love it again later.

It sucks but it's home and ain't nowhere else like it. Also, Cajun French is making a comeback. The loss of people knowing the language has shunted and now 4,000 children in the state are enrolled in french speaking only schools - higher than any state in the country. People under 35 are becoming very interested in learning the language their grandparents spoke. These schools teach have also adopted Cajun and Creole French into their teaching.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:11 AM
 
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Been There Done That, makes very good points and he references the data to address the points, unfortunate as it is, that information seems to fall of def ears.

I'd say, its difficult to get points across to (some) people when they are over-come by Confabulation!!!!



Therefore, Been There Done That, don't be dismayed that some people just don't get it.
The power of denial and cognitive bias is alive and well as evidenced by some of the posts.
A mind is only useful when it's open to consider the facts and employ critical thinking.
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