Habitat for Wildlife's Link
Many liberals want to remove people from the country to the city just for that reason. Make all the rest U.N. protected land...
In other words, every time a city dweller takes a bite of food, aren't they contributing to the carbon and methane belching country bumpkin's polluting lifestyle?
Maybe we are more alike than different?
Kevin, BTW, did you watch Chris Wallace today? Their person of the week was a young lady raised in a rural area by a survivalist father. She was not allowed to attend school. She left home, turned her back on her family and now has earned a PhD.
She is writing a book about the lack of performance in college from people educated in rural areas. Will be an interesting read, wonder if she will connect narrow-minded thinking with her work?
I get the impression that her parents (especially her father) were paranoid nutcases.
As to her new book, it will remain to be seen what she considers "rural," if she's talking about people who were fully educated in those "rural" schools, or if she is referring to people like herself who are actually prevented from attending school.
The segment did however reinforce my belief that I don't care who you are, what your upbringing was like, or how you have been repressed or denied, in America everyone can be a success. America is about equal opportunity, not equal outcome.
In moving from Bladensburg MD to the Appalachian holler it was a shock when the quality of education was better and the work more rigorous....
Won't be surprised if she determines that through her study for her book unless of course she's not being objective.
I didn't get to watch. Was she home schooled? What was her parents education level?
A relative of mine who wrote speeches for FDR acted like he didn't get any education from his former family and was just a poor hick. It all according to him began with him starting a printing press and local newspaper (his dad did this) then getting a break and interviewing Carnegie which inspired his "Think and grow rich" and other books.
When in fact his father was a self learned dentist and his step mother was a teacher.
I'll pass on a root canal.
More than one village idiot most places.
You example is a sample of one. There is data compiled nationally, regionally etc.
Schools are different, teachers are different, class sizes are different. My experience was becoming better educated and being behind when I arrived.
My point is your bumpkin bullshit is just that. Stereotypical stuff and you don't even consider life's lessons that those kids have.
Hope Henry will be honest and answer if he posted the meme just because he thought he would get a reaction. I started this to show the difference in how things are handled city versus country in humor. We city boys (of which I am not since 2001, but still in my blood) are just a little more direct. I thought I would oblige the stereotype by starting the thread.
g, I guess I am doing a lousy job of communicating it, but that is the point of many of my posts. We all have different perspectives, different experiences in life. All of those experiences brought an informal education with them. College was easy for me, life not so much. That tells me most folks that make it to our age have PhDs on what really matters, whether they lived in the city or on a farm. Maybe we ought to try respecting each other a little more, I am not talking about here but in our nation. People keep pointing out how diversity makes us see our differences, but both sides are pointing out how we are different than alike.
And yes, I mean all of us could do a better job, myself included. I try with these types of posts.
We can both find items to argue our point..
"Rural schools typically score above average on state tests. Rural schools also enjoy broad support from parents and their communities, and rural students give their teachers higher marks on such aspects of teaching as understanding the subject matter, helping students, and maintaining order in the classroom, Loveless writes, referring to findings of a survey conducted by Metropolitan Life."
As far Pollution per person the city is lower. Farming causes a lot but other industries cause more. All according to the specific city whether the pollution from cars is a factor.
After watching all the liberals I have decided to go squirrel hunting because the squirrels are farting in my woods and I can't have that. In the crock pot with them. They don't make squirrels in my local grocery store.
It is all perspective, and both have good and bad. Yep, we agree.
BTW, our local suburban schools, and my college, teach math courses on-line and via satellite to several rural high schools in KS. Not an uncommon practice as rural areas have a more difficult time attracting and retaining math/science teachers whose market value is much greater typically when in closer proximity to urban/suburban areas.
But, I am a sample of one as well, yet rumor has it this is not an uncommon practice.
Dad was in the army with a guy from New York that swore up and down that milk didn't come from cows. "I've seen the factory where it is made!" This was in 1944. Fast forward to the early 70's. In junior high in the lunch room I got in an argument with a classmate about tuna. He swore up and down that tuna was not a fish. We finally asked him where it came from then and he said "It comes in cans from the welfare office."
Whoops... forgot those on the other side of the proverbial fence had the same thought.
There are really bright, inquisitive, hard working, good folks that live in the country... and the inner city... and every where in between. Even in the poorest areas of both, and the richest.
We just have to be willing to let ourselves see what's already there.
That level of empathy, could help on a lot of levels.
I do think the book that the woman noted in H4W's initial post would be interesting.
Tara is one of seven children, three of whom have gone on to earn their a Ph.D.: Tara, Tyler and Richard, said Atkin.
“That’s 42 percent of their children. I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a public school with those statistics,” he said.
I am starting to see a pattern of dislike of religion especially Catholicism and Mormonism with some who have a similar worldview as myself. I will always support the 1st amendment freedom of religion and while there seems to be dysfunction in this story....
I sure the ell would want to have 3 out of 7 PHDs dysfunctional than some other families I have had knowledge of.
City dwellers car pool or use public transit systems to save money, not to contribute to clean air.
Started in fun, relax guys. I grew up in the cement jungle, I live in the country for a reason. It is what makes me happy.
People live in the city because they like it enough to do so.
We are all in this together. And, I could outlast farmers going on a strike. :-)
I agree there is always two sides to every story. But, a person believing in potions at a time medical care is needed is a fruit cake, IMO. I can understand multiple people being motivated to continue their education, maybe even motivated to show their children. Why the need to hire an attorney? Also says something to me.
I believe in freedom of religion, and have a soft spot for Catholicism. I also know people who were hurt by folks within the church that they should have been able to trust, and I am not talking about nuns.
If you Google it, more than one source available.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday he is pulling the plug on the state's massive high-speed rail project from Los Angeles to San Francisco that was more than a decade behind schedule and billions in the red.
"Let's be real," Newsom said in his first State of the State address. "The current project, as planned, would cost too much and respectfully take too long. There's been too little oversight and not enough transparency."