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  •  Even worse. (2+ / 0-)
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    wintergreen8694, Miggles
    As of 2010, an estimated 114,555,744 people, or thirty-seven percent of all U.S. residents, lived in the South, the nation's most populous region.[20]

    No wonder why this country is so screwed up.

    "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

    by Bush Bites on Thu May 02, 2013 at 05:10:46 AM PDT

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    •  This is really (0+ / 0-)

      not working for a lot of us anymore.  What can we do?  At some point, India and Pakistan went their separate ways, likewise many other formerly united nations chose to split along values of one sort or another.

      Justice For Will Will spent his brief, courageous life fighting for the rights we all take for granted. Please share his story to support the fight!

      by KibbutzAmiad on Thu May 02, 2013 at 05:45:13 AM PDT

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      •  The results of that split (1+ / 0-)
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        are not something we ought to aspire to, IMO.

        "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

        by Geenius at Wrok on Thu May 02, 2013 at 06:53:25 AM PDT

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    •  They aren't all Republicans (0+ / 0-)

      down there.
      In fact, I'd much rather live down south than out west here where I do live.
      The governments out here (KS, OK and TX) are nuts because the Democratic portion of the state legislatures are so small as to be ignored.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Thu May 02, 2013 at 06:15:09 AM PDT

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      •  Hmmm (1+ / 0-)
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        As someone from the upper Midwest, I thought KS, OK and TX were in the south. I'm probably geographically challenged, but I'm pretty sure that most of my neighbors think so too.  Maybe this contributes to the problem--that we can be somewhat ignorant and misinformed. (And I mean me, not you, btw)

        •  Yes - TX and OK are part of the south (1+ / 0-)
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          but KS is usually considered part of the Midwest when they break down data into these east/south/midwest and west.

        •  It could be that (0+ / 0-)

          I have a eastern seaboard mentality about it all(born and raised in Philly), and think of the south stopping at the Mississippi, but yes, Texas is definitely the south (and we've had great Democrats come from that state).

          “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

          by skohayes on Thu May 02, 2013 at 11:52:04 AM PDT

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