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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:44 PM
Response to Reply #71
87. Same here
I love my family and miss them every day, but I wouldn't move back if my salary were doubled and free housing provided.
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  -"The Rural Brain Drain" MountainLaurel  Sep-22-09 10:29 AM   #0 
  - Farm sizes have been increasing, rural populations decreasing, since World War II  FarCenter   Sep-22-09 10:36 AM   #1 
  - lot of city yuppies moved into my small town  Mari333   Sep-22-09 10:43 AM   #2 
  - You're supposed to say "thank you". nt  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:45 AM   #28 
  - thank you massuh, oh omnipotent overlords of kitsch, actually. nt  Mari333   Sep-22-09 11:47 AM   #29 
     - Now you understand.  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:49 AM   #31 
        - heres whats odd  Mari333   Sep-22-09 12:22 PM   #34 
           - I live across the river from Starved Rock State Park,  Critters2   Sep-22-09 12:28 PM   #35 
              - Oh, how sad. I used to love going to Starved Rock when I'd stay  Common Sense Party   Sep-22-09 12:33 PM   #37 
              - I used to go there with my kids when I lived in Morris Il  Mari333   Sep-22-09 01:26 PM   #55 
  - It sounds like you live where I live. City people descend like locusts.  KittyWampus   Sep-22-09 12:37 PM   #38 
  - In Vermont they are referred to as "Flatlanders"  wicket   Sep-22-09 01:13 PM   #51 
  - Your hatred for those "not from there"  MellowDem   Sep-22-09 08:59 PM   #88 
  - oh wow it's actually even more complicated than all that  sui generis   Sep-22-09 10:44 AM   #3 
  - Actually, the biggest problem is the NEW feedlots, which are there for  Critters2   Sep-22-09 10:50 AM   #5 
  - I get it, you hate city folk!  sui generis   Sep-22-09 01:18 PM   #53 
  - the more that smart people leave, the redder these areas get.  ChairmanAgnostic   Sep-22-09 10:52 AM   #6 
  - agreed on the IQ part for sure  sui generis   Sep-22-09 11:00 AM   #8 
     - :sigh: Your attitude is what passes for progressivism.  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:05 AM   #10 
     - so, you suggest that we tolerate their racism, their demands for intel design  ChairmanAgnostic   Sep-22-09 11:22 AM   #17 
     - Iowa started the ball rolling for Obama.  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:25 AM   #20 
     - judgmental much?  sui generis   Sep-22-09 11:41 AM   #24 
     - Post no 10 isn't judgmental? nt  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:44 AM   #27 
        - I would say Post 10 uncalled for and off base  sui generis   Sep-22-09 11:47 AM   #30 
     - Iowa allows gay marriage. How's them apples?  ChairmanAgnostic   Sep-22-09 11:51 AM   #32 
        - Yep. Just last weekend, I drove from my blue, urban state  Critters2   Sep-22-09 12:29 PM   #36 
           - what are we arguing about again?  sui generis   Sep-22-09 12:39 PM   #39 
     - This country boy notes your bigotry.  Odin2005   Sep-22-09 10:07 PM   #90 
        - the bi in bi-gotry, simply means that I misspelled  ChairmanAgnostic   Sep-22-09 10:20 PM   #93 
     - don't kill the messenger  sui generis   Sep-22-09 11:40 AM   #23 
        - I was with you, but now it just looks to me like you're a social Darwinist...  BlooInBloo   Sep-22-09 01:39 PM   #56 
           - what?  sui generis   Sep-22-09 02:59 PM   #63 
     - You're helping them stay red.  proteus_lives   Sep-22-09 12:14 PM   #33 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-22-09 12:40 PM   #41 
     - I see the posse rode in to back you up on that. Not.  sui generis   Sep-23-09 09:24 AM   #101 
        - Rude, rude, rude.  proteus_lives   Sep-23-09 01:37 PM   #106 
           - to reiterate  sui generis   Sep-23-09 05:36 PM   #107 
     - good riddance? You think everyone living in urban areas that can't process it's own garbage,  KittyWampus   Sep-22-09 12:45 PM   #42 
        - and you are offended on behalf of . . . ????  sui generis   Sep-22-09 12:54 PM   #44 
  - "economically viable". The reason our current urban centers are economically viable  KittyWampus   Sep-22-09 12:40 PM   #40 
  - clearly you live in the suburbs  sui generis   Sep-22-09 12:55 PM   #45 
  - You're growing your own food?  Critters2   Sep-22-09 01:02 PM   #48 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-22-09 01:14 PM   #52 
  - True. Cities produce nothing but demand tons of resources. nt  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 01:51 PM   #57 
     - One of my parishioners was taking a class in Western Civ.  Critters2   Sep-22-09 02:09 PM   #61 
     - so it's us or them?  sui generis   Sep-22-09 03:10 PM   #65 
     - Critters, in Hebrew alphabet the first letter is Aleph which means "Ox". It represents the motive  KittyWampus   Sep-22-09 06:05 PM   #81 
     - cities produce economy, product demand and hubs for transportation and services  sui generis   Sep-22-09 03:02 PM   #64 
        - Universities are becoming playgrounds for the children of the privileged.  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 03:19 PM   #66 
           - argle BARGLE people!  sui generis   Sep-22-09 03:23 PM   #67 
  - The "movie" small towns idealized by film-makers of the Hollywood heyday  SoCalDem   Sep-22-09 02:22 PM   #62 
     - but in many cases it is that way in reality  sui generis   Sep-22-09 03:35 PM   #69 
        - I agree, there is a reality, but the moviemakers magnified it, and never let it "change"  SoCalDem   Sep-22-09 04:09 PM   #70 
  - Yeah, the comments were interesting.  Critters2   Sep-22-09 10:48 AM   #4 
  - It depends what part of the country you are in.  Fumesucker   Sep-22-09 10:58 AM   #7 
  - But the article doesn't make those distinctions. It makes blanket statements  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:03 AM   #9 
     - No one is perfect..  Fumesucker   Sep-22-09 11:42 AM   #26 
  - People are tired of being called "Un-American" because we live in cities  Arugula Latte   Sep-22-09 11:09 AM   #11 
  - Yeah. City-dwellers never insult rural people. nt  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:14 AM   #13 
  - Obviously it's a two-way street.  Arugula Latte   Sep-22-09 11:19 AM   #16 
     - What do you think Dems mean when they refer to the center of the country  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:24 AM   #19 
        - I don't think Democratic politicians say things like that publicly.  Arugula Latte   Sep-22-09 11:26 AM   #21 
        - LOL!  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:27 AM   #22 
           - I'd love for you to provide a source  lukasahero   Sep-22-09 01:25 PM   #54 
        - I absolutely HATE that term! so dismissive!  Odin2005   Sep-22-09 10:24 PM   #97 
  - It goes both ways  PVnRT   Sep-22-09 11:17 AM   #15 
  - And its sad that we lost that  Juche   Sep-22-09 01:02 PM   #47 
  - I think that the leftists also forgot how talk values  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 02:04 PM   #60 
  - And some Progressives are moving the other way.  bvar22   Sep-22-09 04:51 PM   #74 
     - One of my coworkers was like that  Juche   Sep-22-09 08:42 PM   #86 
     - pssst....dude...  The Midway Rebel   Sep-22-09 09:47 PM   #89 
  - I live in a medium-sized city, now (Fargo), but my soul is in the country, where I grew up.  Odin2005   Sep-22-09 10:23 PM   #95 
  - Because they offer the young people nothing.My daughter has already said pretty much ..  madmom   Sep-22-09 11:09 AM   #12 
  - You forgot the pancake places next to the strip clubs,  ChairmanAgnostic   Sep-22-09 11:23 AM   #18 
  - Man -- the number of churches in many small towns always astonishes me  Arugula Latte   Sep-22-09 11:42 AM   #25 
  - Same thing for the ghettos then.  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 02:02 PM   #59 
  - this madmom has it right  pitohui   Sep-22-09 06:21 PM   #83 
     - Do you think there is opportunities for all the educated  rebel with a cause   Sep-22-09 08:08 PM   #85 
     - You reminded me of what me MIL told my daughter on finding out she was going back to school....  madmom   Sep-23-09 07:41 AM   #100 
        - My grandmother's neighbor said something similar to me  MountainLaurel   Sep-23-09 10:13 AM   #103 
           - Yep, my daughter was 25 at the time and said she wants no kids. LOL, these old(er)  madmom   Sep-23-09 10:36 AM   #104 
  - Part of the problem  appamado amata padam   Sep-22-09 11:16 AM   #14 
  - States rights can be used for leftist reforms.  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 04:25 PM   #73 
     - Good point -  appamado amata padam   Sep-22-09 05:13 PM   #75 
        - Yeah, that definitely needs to change.  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 05:18 PM   #76 
  - Good article  Tashca   Sep-22-09 12:47 PM   #43 
  - But they'll still have their 2 Senators, even if there are only 5 people left in the state.  crazylikafox   Sep-22-09 01:01 PM   #46 
  - The Senate represents the states, not individual citizens.  Critters2   Sep-22-09 01:11 PM   #49 
  - Why not let them run roughshod over them?  treestar   Sep-22-09 05:28 PM   #77 
     - California isn't equal to Montana in total representation.  Critters2   Sep-22-09 05:32 PM   #78 
     - Montana is not equal to California in Representation!  ejbrush   Sep-22-09 05:48 PM   #80 
  - I can't wait until we start using those hick states as toxic waste dumps.  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 01:53 PM   #58 
  - To quote my friend from rural WV "WE LEFT YOU GUYS TO WALLOW IN YOUR OWN IGNORANCE!"  Taverner   Sep-22-09 01:13 PM   #50 
  - I am from rural WV. Most of my classmates who  CBR   Sep-22-09 04:12 PM   #71 
     - Same here  MountainLaurel   Sep-22-09 08:44 PM   #87 
  - Most of the people I graduated high school with live far from this rural area we grew up in.  Kitty Herder   Sep-22-09 03:29 PM   #68 
  - In 2008, I revisited Cut Bank, Montana with my boy...  Junkdrawer   Sep-22-09 04:21 PM   #72 
  - It is a real crisis, and one that is just breaking  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-22-09 05:43 PM   #79 
  - I once had high hopes that technology could change that.  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-22-09 06:11 PM   #82 
  - As good as modern communication is  comrade snarky   Sep-22-09 11:52 PM   #98 
  - I grew up in a little town, there is nothing for smart people in them.  Odin2005   Sep-22-09 06:31 PM   #84 
  - I thought the article was  The Midway Rebel   Sep-22-09 10:16 PM   #91 
  - Yep. Same phenomenon in rural-mentality-in- urban-setting places like Pittsburgh....  BlooInBloo   Sep-22-09 10:18 PM   #92 
  - Really? I'm Mensa-eligible (refuse to pay dues for such a thing) and  Critters2   Sep-22-09 10:22 PM   #94 
  - Cities are bad for neurogenesis  Prism   Sep-23-09 10:39 AM   #105 
  - I disagree.  proteus_lives   Sep-23-09 12:28 AM   #99 
  - Every time I go to DuPage County Court, there's this car.  ChairmanAgnostic   Sep-22-09 10:23 PM   #96 
  - A farmer I know had a good quote  Recursion   Sep-23-09 09:30 AM   #102 
 

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