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Old 09-17-2007, 09:41 PM
 
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Scotlass A few folks here have given you some very good responses to your questions. May I suggest you get a broader view of this country before forming opinions and basing your view of 300 million people on one president and hunting. I am sure you saw what you saw but, for heaven's sake, get more informed. Have you seen New York City and its museums and theaters? Florida and its beaches and vacationspots? The beautiful national parks-the Grand Canyon? Yellowstone? New England? Savannah? Atlanta? We have been accused of many things but being a nation of poverty-stricken, lawless, animal killers hasn't been among them-until now. This is a huge country and Mississippi is a big state. You are generalizing way too much. I am sorry if I seem a little put off from your post, but to say that people in Scotland have better things to do than hunt to the nation that goes into space, fights hunger and illness all over the world, develops vaccines that cure diseases, leads the world in technological innovation, sends researchers all over the globe to improve conditions for wildlife, and saved Europe from Hitler with its blood and treasure--this needs an answer. Welcome you are to come here-and smart you are to check on things. But wait a bit before you state such all-knowing judgements. You wouldn't want us to to do that to you. By the way, are you sure you even know your own country. Here are but a few of the hunting sites for Scotland.

Hunting in Scotland (broken link)
Hunting Scotland
Deer Stalking - Your week hunting in Scotland
Hunting, shooting and red deer stalking in Scotland.
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Scotlass A few folks here have given you some very good responses to your questions. May I suggest you get a broader view of this country before forming opinions and basing your view of 300 million people on one president and hunting. I am sure you saw what you saw but, for heaven's sake, get more informed. Have you seen New York City and its museums and theaters? Florida and its beaches and vacationspots? The beautiful national parks-the Grand Canyon? Yellowstone? New England? Savannah? Atlanta? We have been accused of many things but being a nation of poverty-stricken, lawless, animal killers hasn't been among them-until now. This is a huge country and Mississippi is a big state. You are generalizing way too much. I am sorry if I seem a little put off from your post, but to say that people in Scotland have better things to do than hunt to the nation that goes into space, fights hunger and illness all over the world, develops vaccines that cure diseases, leads the world in technological innovation, sends researchers all over the globe to improve conditions for wildlife, and saved Europe from Hitler with its blood and treasure--this needs an answer. Welcome you are to come here-and smart you are to check on things. But wait a bit before you state such all-knowing judgements. You wouldn't want us to to do that to you. By the way, are you sure you even know your own country. Here are but a few of the hunting sites for Scotland.

Hunting in Scotland (broken link)
Hunting Scotland
Deer Stalking - Your week hunting in Scotland
Hunting, shooting and red deer stalking in Scotland.
Well said, I think I hinted at a lot of that earlier. Tama you hit the nail on the head. Being polite only goes so far with unyielding arrogance. The internet affords us quite a bit of insulation from true debate. Luckily we don't have to shout over each other.


Squidlo
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:45 AM
 
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Mississippi is by far the poorest state in the US and has one of the lowest educational levels. Having said that, there are some fairly nice cities there. The most prosperous and enlightened area of the state is along the gulf coast, but that area was practically destroyed by Hurricane Katrina two years ago and is still far from recovered. Even in Mississippi, there are many people who despise our president and many who don't hunt. But, you might be happier in another city you mentioned, Charlotte. It is a southern city, but very prosperous and diverse. Charlotte has always voted against the present president, and few people are hunters. Good luck.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:17 AM
 
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Mississippi ranks first among the poorest states in America (2006). Prior to the Civil War it was known to be the fifth wealthiest state in the nation.
HOWEVER, personally I live in Olive Branch (moved up here from Florida) and all I see are new developments (commercial AND residential). Perhaps 2007 will move Mississippi up a bit. It's beautiful here....rolling hills, cotton fields, parks, and LAND......I wouldn't be any place else.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:25 AM
 
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I would like to take this opportunity to get a better picture of Mississippi out to the general public. I am not a native son and I had strange ideas before I came. Much of what you think is simply not true. Just like a wonderful city like New York has its bad schools and poor neighborhoods and also has its fantastic amenities and wonderful schools, so too does Mississippi. It is not one blanket of poverty and stupidity. It has low-achieving schools in its historically poor areas but it also has the Mississipp School for Math and Science and the Mississippi School for the Arts. It has many level 5 schools also.There are beautiful homes and cities. Oxford is lovely. It has excellent medical facilities and although some people hunt, many play golf! It is a gem of a place albeit a bit humid in the summer. The winters are fabulous.
I was at a convention in Chicago for my work a while back and our group from Mississippi had our name tags on. A lady got in the elevator and snobbily said, "Oh, I didn't know you had schools in Mississippi." It is that kind of attitude I would like to address here. Take a look at but some tiny bit of the Mississippi you don't know.




Mississippi Believe It! - Facts about Mississippi Business, Medicine, Entertainers, Writers, Musicians, Athletes, Arts, Healthcare, Generosity and People.
NASA - Stennis Space Center - Home
John C. Stennis Space Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hattiesburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
Beau Rivage - Biloxi Hotel and Casino
Welcome to the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce
Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau Jackson MS
The University of Mississippi
Home (http://www.canebrakegolf.com/page/263-10952.htm - broken link)
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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Hi, there is only a "small" fraction of hunting in Scotland for population control and the people that do it are from up in the Highlands which is very rural. Not to the extent of it being inshrined in the American culture, thats what i was getting at I already knew that there was hunting here its been here for longer than the white man hunted in the US as we were the ones who settled in America. (I think the majority of Scots living in America are from the Colonial states?)

Anyhow, all im saying is i think its not right for people to just go around hunting, season or no season i think its wrong. Am i the only one who cares? I get alot of wildlife in my garden and i love it, i just wouldn't like people to take that away its amazing. I just get the impression that no one in MS or the south actually likes animals as theres a hell of alot of hunting going on.

And secondly, i do like the USA i've been all over the South and some states there are nice for example NC, SC, GA.
Hey, i get 4 weeks paid vacation per year, where am i gonna go? America of course.


I'll probably go next year as summers are hot.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:30 AM
 
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Default This maybe the stupidest thread ever

GO BACK to Scotland if you don't like it here. And go become an Islamic Facist, so you can hate Bush some more. By all means don't think for yourself.

I love how pwople love to come to America, especially from oterh countries and talk about how "simple" and rudementary things are here, yet people are lined up at the border to get here./

So, Scotty, quit freaking complaining or simply GO BACK!! I'm sure there are people calmoring to get into Scotland...yeah right.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Hi, there is only a "small" fraction of hunting in Scotland for population control and the people that do it are from up in the Highlands which is very rural. Not to the extent of it being inshrined in the American culture, thats what i was getting at I already knew that there was hunting here its been here for longer than the white man hunted in the US as we were the ones who settled in America. (I think the majority of Scots living in America are from the Colonial states?)

Anyhow, all im saying is i think its not right for people to just go around hunting, season or no season i think its wrong. Am i the only one who cares? I get alot of wildlife in my garden and i love it, i just wouldn't like people to take that away its amazing. I just get the impression that no one in MS or the south actually likes animals as theres a hell of alot of hunting going on.

And secondly, i do like the USA i've been all over the South and some states there are nice for example NC, SC, GA.
Hey, i get 4 weeks paid vacation per year, where am i gonna go? America of course.


I'll probably go next year as summers are hot.

Scotland in comparison to the US is very small land wise.
We also have hunting seasons allowing for the thinning of the herd.
A death to a deer, pheasant et al, from hunting is far more humane then starving through the winter.Also it has been said numerous times through out this thread that many hunters hunt for food...they eat if through out the winter!
Do you eat meat?? An animal was killed. Are your shoes or hand bags leather?? An animal was killed. i could go on & on.

Lastly...not being rude..just putting my opinion out there....I don't visit places that I don't like or the culture offends me....my $$$$$$ are gladly accepted at places I enjoy
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:35 AM
 
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Default I just realized what happened

Her boyfriend is frm MS, so he goes and meet her, she has this Scottish accent and seems real smart. He says he is from MS, and starts trashing everytrhing MS...and when they come back here,she is going to show how smart she is to himin that she sees all the problems and tells him and now us on this board, how backward MS is and how America should be better than hunting. What?!?!

I'm suire G Washington, A Hamilton, J Madison, etc...etc...would NOT agree.

Please leave it to American's to understand and decisd ewhat is good for America and what America should be. IT is not Scotland part II...thank GOD!!! If it were, the world would suck...believe me. People like America MORE than Scotland....please understand this. It is a fact.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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Why not keep this forum to Mississippi and the Scots can go start their own forum. Mississippi (and the US) is the best place on earth to live. All you others--love it or LEAVE!!!!
P.S. Quit talking about hunting in Mississippi, Ms. Scot, do a google search on "hunting in Scotland" and you'll find a bunch of "unlovable" photos of hunting scenes.
Anyone agree?
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