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Old 03-27-2019, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:18 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Now, Cleveland is in the company of places like St. Augustine, FL., Fairhope, AL, and Gatlinburg, TN.

I have been to all of those places. I cannot see what Cleveland, MS has in common with them. Well, maybe Gatlinburg if two guys are "rolling around kickin' and a-gouging in the mud, blood, an' the beer.", which might be happening, even as we speak.
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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Now, Cleveland is in the company of places like St. Augustine, FL., Fairhope, AL, and Gatlinburg, TN.

I have been to all of those places. I cannot see what Cleveland, MS has in common with them. Well, maybe Gatlinburg if two guys are "rolling around kickin' and a-gouging in the mud, blood, an' the beer.", which might be happening, even as we speak.
Yeah I'm with you. Cleveland is a cool college town with some good things going for it, but Gatlinburg? Nah.
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Old 03-29-2019, 06:28 PM
 
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Cleveland is the Jewel of the delta due to DSU and Black and White City Leaders keeping the public school system good for many years (unfortunately that's gone now), but it's not even at the top of the best similar sized towns in the 'Sip. Oxford, Starkville, BSL and Ocean Springs are far ahead of Cleveland. I'm putting Hattiesburg, Tupelo, Gulfport/Biloxi, Olive Branch, etc into the "next size up" category.
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:39 AM
 
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Cleveland is the Jewel of the delta due to DSU and Black and White City Leaders keeping the public school system good for many years (unfortunately that's gone now), but it's not even at the top of the best similar sized towns in the 'Sip. Oxford, Starkville, BSL and Ocean Springs are far ahead of Cleveland. I'm putting Hattiesburg, Tupelo, Gulfport/Biloxi, Olive Branch, etc into the "next size up" category.

So why is the public school system no longer "good" because it was desegregated? I grew up in Mississippi, you could do better in any other state in the union, especially if you are African American. The politicians are racist, backwards, don't understand the separation of church and state, and constantly make things harder for people who are already living in poverty and have a low quality of life. It's disgusting.
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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So why is the public school system no longer "good" because it was desegregated? I grew up in Mississippi, you could do better in any other state in the union, especially if you are African American. The politicians are racist, backwards, don't understand the separation of church and state, and constantly make things harder for people who are already living in poverty and have a low quality of life. It's disgusting.
Mississippi has more elected black officials than any other state.
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:38 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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So why is the public school system no longer "good" because it was desegregated? I grew up in Mississippi, you could do better in any other state in the union, especially if you are African American. The politicians are racist, backwards, don't understand the separation of church and state, and constantly make things harder for people who are already living in poverty and have a low quality of life. It's disgusting.
I guess you'd have to be more specific. You know.... tell us HOW the politicians make it hard on the poor, how they express their racism, how they mingle church and state and so forth.
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:14 AM
 
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I guess you'd have to be more specific. You know.... tell us HOW the politicians make it hard on the poor, how they express their racism, how they mingle church and state and so forth.
Cutting food stamps in a state with little to no employment opportunity and rampant racial discrimination

teachers have the lowest average salaries in the country, no investment in education

not accepting Obama Care in the state that has the shortest life expectancy, and a high unemployment rate

A governor and state legislature that just passed a primitive draconian abortion bill, and our governers rationale " When I am judged for heaven I can at least say I helped protect unborn babies"

With the wealth and opportunity inequality in this country its nearly impossible for people to pull themselves up by the boot straps, bt this state makes sure people have no boot straps to pull themselves up by.
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:43 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Cutting food stamps in a state with little to no employment opportunity and rampant racial discrimination

teachers have the lowest average salaries in the country, no investment in education

not accepting Obama Care in the state that has the shortest life expectancy, and a high unemployment rate

A governor and state legislature that just passed a primitive draconian abortion bill, and our governers rationale " When I am judged for heaven I can at least say I helped protect unborn babies"

With the wealth and opportunity inequality in this country its nearly impossible for people to pull themselves up by the boot straps, bt this state makes sure people have no boot straps to pull themselves up by.
In January, 2019, Mississippi recorded the lowest level of unemployment ever recorded in the state, and at the same time recorded an historic high in the number of jobs.
And you think SNAP (Food Stamps) program should expand? I don't.
Abortion has been a practical near-impossibility in Mississippi for years, and that's a shame. It's legal and should be offered. So we agree on that one. But that's not really racist, is it?



So far, I see nothing that supports your claim of racist, backwards, greedy politicians who conflate church and state. There are, indeed, greater opportunities in other states and that has been the case since The Civil War. So blaming it on someone who was elected three years ago is simply nonsensical.
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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Cutting food stamps in a state with little to no employment opportunity and rampant racial discrimination
Unemployment is way down. You can get a job here, or move for a better job. It is that simple. It is not that expensive to move these days. You are ignoring people lack of desire to work BECAUSE of the welfare.

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teachers have the lowest average salaries in the country, no investment in education
This just mirrors everything else in the budget. Either way, the quality of schools and teachers here isn't the problem, it's the parental involvement. Where parents are involved, schools are good. Where they aren't, they aren't. Again, it's that simple.

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not accepting Obama Care in the state
I agree we should have accepted Obama Care. Would have gotten more federal dollars into the state.

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A governor and state legislature that just passed a primitive draconian abortion bill, and our governers rationale " When I am judged for heaven I can at least say I helped protect unborn babies"
I am also Christian and conservative but I am also of the mind that we have to give people the freedom to choose what they want to do, assuming it's legal, and federally it's legal. No reason for the state to fight the federal government, so I tend to agree. Same with the other issues. I also support changing the flag to the Stennis design.

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With the wealth and opportunity inequality in this country its nearly impossible for people to pull themselves up by the boot straps, bt this state makes sure people have no boot straps to pull themselves up by.
This is all over the country, not just Mississippi. It is usually Democrat policy that creates this wealth gap i.e. killing of the middle class. At least the governor here is actively recruiting businesses to provide jobs of all kinds.
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