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  •  Racism, hypocrisy, ignorance, etc. (1+ / 0-)
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    merrywidow

    These people are still hoping to return to slavery when some human beings did all the work and were treated worse than animals.  

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    by Shockwave on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:27:34 AM PST

    •  I don't think so. I think it's just poverty. (2+ / 0-)
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      mmacdDE, Calamity Jean

      Think of black in poverty in ghettos in the city.  These are whites in poverty living in the woods.

      "Privatize to Profitize" explains every single Republican economic, social and governing philosophy. Take every taxpayer dollar from defense, education, health care, public lands, retirement - privatize it, and profit from it.

      by mumtaznepal on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 09:02:10 AM PST

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      •  And it's also (1+ / 0-)
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        isolation.

        Because they ARE isolated. They're not living where they are because they want to. They're living there because they don't have any way to leave.

        I would bet that if they won the lottery tomorrow, the vast, vast majority of them would move the next day.

        •  I agree. Families talk about coming down (0+ / 0-)

          out of the mountains, and getting into Lexington, other areas in bluegrass.  

          They are born, bred, 4th - 6th generation folks, this is where they live, they have no way to get out and move 50-100 miles west, and there is literally nothing else around them.

          "Privatize to Profitize" explains every single Republican economic, social and governing philosophy. Take every taxpayer dollar from defense, education, health care, public lands, retirement - privatize it, and profit from it.

          by mumtaznepal on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:39:33 PM PST

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    •  Wrong. (0+ / 0-)

      There were no slaves in the eastern Ky hills.  I think they simply realize the fact that you hold them in such low regard.  It's difficult to give an audience to people who think so little of you.  Maybe stopping insulting them would help.  Just a thought based on my years of human interaction.
      p.s. didn't mean to pick on you; the whole DailyKos site has this meme running through it.  Has forever.

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