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Old 11-21-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: The South
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Let me count the ways you can get back to pennsylvania.
Drive
Fly
Bus
Hitchhike
Walk
Bike
Train

Last edited by mccarley; 11-21-2010 at 03:40 PM.. Reason: Added mode of travel
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast mississippi
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first off i am a 56 year old disabled female.Alone. on SSD
i was brought here under false pretenses.
my health worsened considerable here

Quoting McCarley



Let me count the ways you can get back to pennsylvania.
Drive
i will as soon as i find a place to live
Fly i have a dog AND possessions
i dont fly anymore lost my hearinf ona flight bcak from Guilfport mississippi to HBG Pa -you see my mother was from this area. we came here to visit all the time .. back when things here were very different
Bus
i have a dog
and they dont allow it and whjy would i take a bus when i have a car
which by the wat car insurance in Mississippi is three times as much as PA and the amount of transfers from here to there is mindboggling
Hitchhike
uhh yeah really 56 year old diabled women who still has a few possesions
not to mention how dangerous it is

Walk
not likey since it is 1200 miles and i can barely walk disabled remember?

Bike
1200 miles and can barely walk
Train
connecting is nealryu impossible nowadays cannot take my dog and nealry as expensive as flying we did it inthe old days but trains are different now

but since i know all you "suggestions" were meant sarcastically
i wonder why it is that so many refuse to acknowledge whjy there are so many problems in Mississippi?
i can certainly acknowedge the ones in PA..
why is their such a closed miond set
and why are people so resistant to improvement?
for example i cant belive for the life of me.. that in 2010 there are people who dont vaccinate their dogs and because of the strays
a few weeks agio i wass a taacked by one that tried to kill my little dog jumped on me and on my back =bit me =and now i am finishing up the series of rabies vaccines.... in 54 years of living in PA this has never happened to me
people here throw trash all over -i am constantly havinbg to pick up trash in my yard
places that shgould havce been trion donw from katrina damage are still standing as junk heaps=why??? its five years later???
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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[quote=Lancastriangal;16751265]
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first off i am a 56 year old disabled female.Alone. on SSD
i was brought here under false pretenses.
my health worsened considerable here

How old were you when you were "brought" here? Could it be you're aging and therefore your health is deteriorating naturally, due to your existing physical condition?


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which by the wat car insurance in Mississippi is three times as much as PA

According to this website's survey, that is a lie.

Car insurance rates - the most and least expensive states for car insurance

[SIZE=3]The most and least expensive states for car insurance[/SIZE]Rank
State
Average Premium


21
Mississippi
$1,474.94


26
Pennsylvania
$1,420.78



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i can certainly acknowedge the ones in PA..
I'd love to hear about some of them, so please go ahead.....


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for example i cant belive for the life of me.. that in 2010 there are people who dont vaccinate their dogs and because of the strays
a few weeks agio i wass a taacked by one that tried to kill my little dog jumped on me and on my back =bit me =and now i am finishing up the series of rabies vaccines.... in 54 years of living in PA this has never happened to me
I've lived in Mississippi 37 years and have never been attacked by a stray dog. If I went to Pennsylvania and got bitten by a dog, would it be safe for me to assume that type of thing only happens in Pennsylvania?


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people here throw trash all over -i am constantly havinbg to pick up trash in my yard
I can't stand litter bugs either, but if your post is any reflection of the type of attitude you outwardly display toward your neighbors and the people in your community, that might explain it, to an extent.


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places that shgould havce been trion donw from katrina damage are still standing as junk heaps=why??? its five years later???
Maybe you should pitch in and help with the cleanup?
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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[quote=Lancastriangal;16751290]

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i am angry .. sick. just got bit very bad by fire ants all over my feet
Contrary to popular belief, we have shoes in Mississippi.

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and the swarming mosquitoes are back it iosnt even safge tio walk to the car=and its NOVEMBER......
They make stuff to kill/repel those little boogers.....

Last edited by nancy thereader; 11-23-2010 at 06:44 PM..
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:25 AM
 
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I prefer MS to Michigan, where I was born... actually, I HATE Michigan. Going back to visit my daughter really depresses me when I look around the place. I bounced back and forth regularly when I was young, going to school down here and then back up there. I HATED school up there because... I don;t know why, just because I hated everything back then. I hated school down here because the teenage boys seemed immature to the point of being retarded (and, frankly, still do) but, to be fair, I didn't give it much of a chance down here. I hate the public school system down here still today, but from what my daughter (who still lived in MI) tells me I'd like it no more up there today than I did then.

I have no idea what the schools are like up east or out west, and I have lived in places like L.A. and Tucson but I still prefer it down here. Knoxville TN was another great place I have lived and that's really only a few hours from here, so I guess I just love the South.

well I was born in miss. and my mom and her siblings all moved to mich. thru the years to work for GM or just to escape what they describe as at the time. No opportunities for blacks. My mother is the youngest of 14 kids at 46 and the last to leave in 86'. As I grew up here, things were pretty nice 90's early 2000's but as of the past few years. Mi has took a huge nose dive. I last visited my grandma in 07' for 3 mths and got a job at a warehouse in Jackson in a week. So I will agree that Ms has it's advantages over Mi Now! And I never really got use to the snow and im 31 now.
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:32 AM
 
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Well, I was born and raised in Mississippi and I got out as fast as I could. I left 1 month out of high school by joining the Army. Most of my non-immediate family stays because they've never been anywhere else, so they have no comparison other than neighboring Alabama and Louisiana. I have a 40 year old cousin who has never been anywhere other than AL, LA, and FL. For me that is just absurd. I can't imagine living life like that and I can assure you it has nothing to do with inability, its more the mindset alot of the people in our hometown have. For me, when I saw nicer places when we went on family vacations, I knew I had to get out. Lifes too short to live in just one place anyway. I have a real hard time going back now just to visit. For those who have been to nicer places but stick around in Mississippi, I think do so for a couple of reasons, the main one being family.
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Northlake
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People will continue to form them own opinion about Mississippi. I was born and raised there in the city of Jackson. I recently relocated to Atlanta, GA and once lived in New Orleans as well. I cannot describe the feeling I get when "Coming Home," I love it and wouldn't replace that for the world. However, I'm a fast pace person and also got laid off so I immediately relocated to another hub because it was difficult finding any salaried position in Jackson. Those opportunities are very important to me (finances, job security) and Atlanta seemed to have had a wide verity to choose from. Now gainfully employed, one day who knows an opportunity may come about that will have me relocating back home.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:45 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Lancastriangal View Post
first off i am a 56 year old disabled female.Alone. on SSD
i was brought here under false pretenses.
my health worsened considerable here

Quoting McCarley



Let me count the ways you can get back to pennsylvania.
Drive
i will as soon as i find a place to live
Fly i have a dog AND possessions
i dont fly anymore lost my hearinf ona flight bcak from Guilfport mississippi to HBG Pa -you see my mother was from this area. we came here to visit all the time .. back when things here were very different
Bus
i have a dog
and they dont allow it and whjy would i take a bus when i have a car
which by the wat car insurance in Mississippi is three times as much as PA and the amount of transfers from here to there is mindboggling
Hitchhike
uhh yeah really 56 year old diabled women who still has a few possesions
not to mention how dangerous it is

Walk
not likey since it is 1200 miles and i can barely walk disabled remember?

Bike
1200 miles and can barely walk
Train
connecting is nealryu impossible nowadays cannot take my dog and nealry as expensive as flying we did it inthe old days but trains are different now

but since i know all you "suggestions" were meant sarcastically
i wonder why it is that so many refuse to acknowledge whjy there are so many problems in Mississippi?
i can certainly acknowedge the ones in PA..
why is their such a closed miond set
and why are people so resistant to improvement?
for example i cant belive for the life of me.. that in 2010 there are people who dont vaccinate their dogs and because of the strays
a few weeks agio i wass a taacked by one that tried to kill my little dog jumped on me and on my back =bit me =and now i am finishing up the series of rabies vaccines.... in 54 years of living in PA this has never happened to me
people here throw trash all over -i am constantly havinbg to pick up trash in my yard
places that shgould havce been trion donw from katrina damage are still standing as junk heaps=why??? its five years later???
I am from Pa(the same area you are from) and dearly love it. I could write a long list of its wonderful attributes. However---your analysis of Ms is off the mark.

I have said it before and say it again. It has a lot to do with your economic and social setting as to what you will find here. Just as in any other place including Pa. Your description of yourself and your circumstance is that of a person with very limited resources--physical, financial, and social. You will have less of a quality of life no matter where you live.

Cultural--have you attended the live feeds from the Met in Gulfport? Have you visited the home of the blues-Clarksdale? Have you attended any of the lectures at the universities, joined any of the tour groups to various places throughout the South, visited Bellingrath Gardens, the galleries, the museums in Jackson, the local performances---

Social--have you joined book clubs, painting classes, exercise programs--

Pets---true enough-too many people are not good stewards of the animals in their care--but there are active humane groups, rescue org, educational programs, discount spay/neuter and people who do the right thing. If you really want to see a problem go to Missouri.

I am sorry you are disabled--but your perspective is not the usual one for someone living in Ms. In Pa---a bluecollar down to earth place---you are not going to find much culture outside the metro areas. And that is true of most things--you want fantastic ballet, theater and museums--you need to go to the big cities--in any state--

I agree--in Pa I could drive an hour and be in the mountains or at the beach or in NYC--the variety and access to things was more convenient and available. That is not true for the whole state, however; many places are isolated. But you state MS doesn't offer any opportunity for quality of life and that just isn't true. It has a lot--it is not a wasteland as you suggest. And do you remember the people in Pa walking past you without a glance or nod, the sloppy attire everywhere, the lack of gentility?? Remember that?
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast mississippi
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i agree with much of what you posted above.. except thatr i live ina gulf coast town and much not too far from katrina groud zero =and most of what you mention sounds nice ..but is too far away
as to the one who said "we have shoes".. i had sandals on.. i cannot even walk inthe grass ona good day=both my litle dog and i get these hard sticker thiungs in us the grass is not soft.
and as to the bug repellant=i have used it i dont want to have to spray oily chemicals on myself all the time especaily as soonas i get out of the shower=its nasty to have to use so many chemoicals i use plenty to keep the palmetto bugs(giant cockroaches)_ out of the house=which absolutely horrify and sicken me and yes i do feel folks are freindlier here and as to the comment that i got about my treatment of my neighbors i get along withg them just fine=i live onthe edge of the housing projects =and we are all low income folks
its the workers from the local public workes dept, who throw their trash inthe yard moslty
and some folks who go fishing that throw the waste at the empty place across the street
as far as sl,oppy attire in PA????
i havent seen it toi be any worse or better than here=
as far as my health no my astham has worsened here because of the damp humid climate
mold everywhere
also i am inthe area that the oil spill affected very badly
when they put out the corexit=many of us here gopt sick headaches breathing issues burning eyes etc/
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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i agree with much of what you posted above.. except thatr i live ina gulf coast town and much not too far from katrina groud zero =and most of what you mention sounds nice ..but is too far away
as to the one who said "we have shoes".. i had sandals on.. i cannot even walk inthe grass ona good day=both my litle dog and i get these hard sticker thiungs in us the grass is not soft.
and as to the bug repellant=i have used it i dont want to have to spray oily chemicals on myself all the time especaily as soonas i get out of the shower=its nasty to have to use so many chemoicals i use plenty to keep the palmetto bugs(giant cockroaches)_ out of the house=which absolutely horrify and sicken me and yes i do feel folks are freindlier here and as to the comment that i got about my treatment of my neighbors i get along withg them just fine=i live onthe edge of the housing projects =and we are all low income folks
its the workers from the local public workes dept, who throw their trash inthe yard moslty
and some folks who go fishing that throw the waste at the empty place across the street
as far as sl,oppy attire in PA????
i havent seen it toi be any worse or better than here=
as far as my health no my astham has worsened here because of the damp humid climate
mold everywhere
also i am inthe area that the oil spill affected very badly
when they put out the corexit=many of us here gopt sick headaches breathing issues burning eyes etc/
So why are you indicting the state of Misissippi? Why are railing against grass that is not soft? That is ridiculous. Pa has dreary icy cold winters-so what? Bugs? They are inundated with the Asian beetle and Lyme disease is rampant.

My problem with your post is that you take problems that stem from your personal situation, limited resources, and your immediate environment and translate that into the state of Mississippi has no culture, no pleasant
attributes, and no quality of life for anybody for all the world to read.

f you want to say Gulfport is limited for handicapped people--that would probably be fair---but that is not what you posted.
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