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  •  well, they didn't have far to bust, yes? (0+ / 0-)

    the Dakotas, Nebraska and Iowa all have unemployment well below the national rate, yes?

    (+0.12, -3.33) agree w/ me or go to redstate. i'm snarking. too many aren't.

    by terrypinder on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 11:47:01 AM PDT

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    •  Oil and ethanol helped the midwest (0+ / 0-)

      Especially the Dakotas.  Plus, they didn't spend money they didn't have, and their banks generally didn't go crazy, so they're in relatively good shape.

      Visit for Minnesota news as it happens.

      by Phoenix Woman on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 11:52:14 AM PDT

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    •  indeed (1+ / 0-)
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      they are all subsidized to the gills

      What carpet-man doesn't understand is; if carpet-man don't dance, carpet-man don't eat! - Bob Fossel (The Mighty Boosh)

      by itsbenj on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 12:04:50 PM PDT

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