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Old 10-10-2017, 09:58 AM
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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Originally Posted by annie_himself View Post
..amongst other things.

That's a pretty bland way to describe Mississippi.
Seriously, what is your problem? You've made your opinion known in this thread. We get it, you hate Mississippi. Move on. Some people want to make the state better.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:01 AM
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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Originally Posted by Kokomogirl View Post
I lived most of my life in south Mississippi. I Homeschooled three strong open minded young adults who challenge every idea and system that isn't beneficial to local & world culture, economy, & who hopefully are working on leading Mississippi & America. Both of my daughters graduated top of their nursing classes. The younger( who was the Only one in her class to graduate with honors & RN at 18)has traveled to Europe. My husband and I love a well educated disagreement among people we know and our kids love to help people through influence and the art of debate. I always like to try to mix it with a little humor, tact, and the love of God. I think we make Mississippi or where ever we are better when we represent and reflect the Jesus I love. I disagree with many box checking churchhouse attenders. Cultivating relationships in more organic gatherings works for me. I still challenge the box we try to put God in and things and systems that are not healthy for the body of Christ(mostly my own life and mind).If you feel the fake look for the real. Start with myself is the only way to affect the culture around us. (Although traditional organizations resist change, or attack it, love is the key. A little respectful disagreement Is good. I would like to influence people to be open minded to the truth, be self educated,responsible for both physical and cultural/social. Although I don't get into political debates, my family and friends like getting into disagreements and debates. My husband would love to move where nobody disagrees. Without challenge, how will truth, understanding, kindness and love prevail?
I hate how media always picks out the stereotypes and a few idiots to perpetuate to the world that image! When traveling to most of the national parks with my younger daughter, I had a southern French guy give a good impression of a super slow talking hick when I asked why he didn't think I talked with the accent he had seen on tv. I explained that I'm the other version (around people I know)that usually thinks even faster tan I talk, so a compact sentence slurred into non traditionally contracted words into a single breath, composed of the few words that are running through my mind as correct English, but are dropped because My mouth can't keep up with the Ferrari brain( which has bicycle brakes). I usually talk in my much more normal phone voice especially to strangers, hopefully with more structure and eloquence. But always southern charm. Most People are friendly in the south unless you're a jerk or an idiot or what I would call a northern hick.
Now speaking about the subject of obesity, we do cook better tasting food. I want to see more healthy eating options, more things to do besides eat, watch tv, Hunt,Fish& play video games. I guess you have to organize & develop your local culture instead of saying I wish they had more & why can't we just move to another state ( or country)where someone taught their kids not to throw trash out their window on the way home. Recycle or just don't be trashy. Care has to be taught.
I was taught to Treat people with respect and even love even if they don't deserve it(the other part of my family that will just beat some respect into you is dwindleing thanks to my infiltration & the Lord's love)but part of me will demand respect and will stand up for what is right and defend with the truth. What makes Mississippi great is the genuine good caring people that you usually run across. Small town America is basically the same. Same strengths & same problems. Each person makes a difference even if there are differences, the balance and struggle for what is good for just one individual or group and what is supposed to be good for masses(one rule fits all mentality to prevent chaos )& the way we develop our culture based on what is good for the needs of the people to grow and succeed will depend on how we implement our care about and work out differences with people who aren't exactly like us & how we live everyday & work creatively and efficiently to make our cultures do environment better. I would like to see more organic, local people lead structures. If we work on local levels of government developing healthy relationships with individuals in our neighborhood and in local political structure encouraging change in the local area. It will have ripple effect when people encourage one another to care based on truth and fact in love of course. But social reform comes one relationship at a time. Think on what is good & of good report if you want to be encouraged in any long term change . Developing awareness and collaboration doesn't hurt. It's nice internet gives us this chance and potential for hope and future changes. praying never seemed to hurt either.
Good post, outside the paragraph (or lack of).
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:54 PM
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i like mississippi coast, I could spend a lifetime in the Biloxi area. but the Pasagoula area, even thought its a nice small town, they got some of the worst drivers I have ever seen. During shift change they will not be a cop anywhere. traffic. running about 20 over speed limit, which is not really bad since traffic moving. The time between shift change is dangerous when the locals come out. Most should not be in cars. So if traveling hwy90 when you get close to Pasagoula, by pass it and jump on I 10
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Old 10-28-2017, 11:00 PM
Location: Renton, WA
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Default A New Home for GEO Jobe Center for Research & Engineering in Gulfport, MS

Originally Posted by ColdAilment View Post
The Gulf Coast of Mississippi is very well to do, offering the 3rd largest assortment of casinos of any area in the country after Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Some very high quality and desirable hotels there that are frequented by famous people, Jay Leno was there last year. The Gulf Coast has decent beaches, good food, and a touristy side to it as well, the area is still rebuilding from Katrina in 2005, but most places have been rebuilt or restored, but the scars of that storm still show in areas of the city.
Here is an example of a technology company that has recently opened its Center for Research & Engineering in Gulfport:

A New Home for GEO Jobe Center for Research & Engineering in Gulfport, MS - GEO Jobe
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Old 12-13-2017, 04:02 PM
Location: Dallas, TX
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Originally Posted by JackCass View Post
I went to Hattiesburg once, and it was god awful. Nothing to do. And this is a college town! I guess the Bible Belt bible thumping wackos don't want anyone to have fun. At least they have some casinos in Biloxi so that wasn't bad.
I think Hattiesburg would still be just as boring even if satanists ran the place. Small places simply don't have the amenities and excitement (as usually defined by late teens and early 20-somethings) that big cities do. At least NOLA's only 100 miles away, and Biloxi's even closer.

Terre Haute, IN (Indiana St Univ) is about the size of Hattiesburg, and about 80 to 100 miles from Indianapolis and considerably further from Chicago and St Louis and Louisville. It didn't look all that hoppin to me. Over 20 yrs ago, when in Memphis, I happened to find a certain textbook for an outside project and that was the closest place that had it. So yes, I drove six hours from Memphis to Terre Haute to get it (yes, it was *that* important). Frankly one of the more forgettable towns I've been to. It didn't seem horrid, just ordinary and bland. I certainly don't see it emerging as a Spring Break hotspot before the year 3000.
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:44 PM
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Nothing could out-poor the Delta.
(I lived in the city that I used to consider Lexington and Jackson were one of the big cities)

Plumber? MS naturally has bad plumbing system unless you're the white men living in the middle of thousand-of-arces farm land. I took a dump down the pot in soon-to-be-husband's apartment, the **** blew up like a volcano when I plush (being literally here) and flooded EVERYWHERE.
I blew up other 4s from the stores and restaurants in 2yr. (All consider white-collar upish scale place)

Besides Haiti roads, and Afghanistan public school system and Iraq healthcare. Having a college degree does not guarantee a job in Delta, so most undergrads go out of state for jobs. (They called it Brain-drained)

We HAVE running water, internet cable tv services. There are services, but there are only 2 options: Get it or not. There is no multiple services available.

Beside ONE Garfield's chain restaurant, Walmart is the big thing (Maybe next to Mc Donald)

Everything fried, little veggies (beside orka), and tons tons tons of craw fish/corn/potatoes.
Ultra sweet tea, Kool-aid, and BBQ

We drove 3hr average hr for entertainments. 1hr away from university. And kids definitely HAVE to go to private school.

We made one stupidity choice is buying a BEAUTIFUL house there, and it stuck on market for 4 year unsold-able. Most of the house is NOT priced on sale market because they're too afraid to sale it to colored man. (Ex: if black folks want to buy a house, white folks increased the price 4 times higher) Though there are people whom just want to get rid of the house, there is NO competitive in real estate agents (So you just deal with what you got)

The locals are likely friendly with tourist (I lived near a casino). As you live longer than 2 years, you'd discover there are racism out there practicing KKK, holding on the hatred. They don't say black can't go to their shop, but sometimes give out some asstitude

OH.....The Mosquitoes can carry you away. Just kidding, but mosquitoes are bad there. They are so thick that you could see a black mist flying underneath the brush

I was night eve "It couldn't be THAT bad". Well...it is THAT bad.

Although, everybody wears shoes, and there is no black School nor bus.
Though I don't see ANY homeless at all (Until I reach Memphis, TN).
Drugs and crimes are common. 4 houses within my street got broke into on the same week. Two murder cases when I lived there.
N-word is common word. If a black guy called you (white guy) N-, you're in the boys club. N-word cannot used by a white guy to avoid conflict.
Obese is an issue (YES), but there is fit-girl out there, too. Once in a full-moon you'll see some.
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:03 PM
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there are homeless all over Greenville, you obviously don't pay attention. Also, the racism here is NOT the KKK but actually black on white racism.
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