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    Posted: 17-Oct-2008 at 15:45
No I had been lead to believe by television and movies there is a national divide in the US North vs South. The north is filled with educated, well mannered, sophistacated people and the south fill by ileducated, cud chewing hicks.
 
A quick look at the AE map however shows a very different tale. There seems to be no north south divide, instead and east/west one. People from the east, both northerner and southerner seem somewhat intellectually superior to their northern and southern, western cousins.
 
The media has been to me all these years. Next time I think of the US I will appreciate those intellectual people from Alabamha and look down on those knuckle scrapers from Seattle.
 
 
  
  
 


Edited by Paul - 17-Oct-2008 at 15:48
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  Quote Parnell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Oct-2008 at 16:34
And as you can see, Europe is teeming with little blue dots :-)
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  Quote Seko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Oct-2008 at 19:23
Since I take offense to the thread title I'll change it from "dumb americans" to something else. That being said this bit of news is interesting. The Americans with current events smarts are readers of:  The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Harper's Magazine.
 
 
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  Quote King Kang of Mu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Oct-2008 at 20:24
Originally posted by Seko

Since I take offense to the thread title I'll change it from "dumb americans" to something else. That being said this bit of news is interesting. The Americans with current events smarts are readers of:  The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Harper's Magazine.
 
 
Out with demographic stereotypes and in with high brow magazines!
 
Hey, they didn't survey the audience of 'Savage Nation'.  What are they afraid of, huh?Wink
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Paul,

Western U.S. is sparely. That is what accounts for the lack of stars there. Once you get to the West Coast, which is densely populated, you see those stars showing up again.
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  Quote Goblin Monkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Oct-2008 at 20:49

Actulley there are many intelectual southeners.Men like Mark Twain who wrote books like  Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn came from the south.Great Genrals like Robert E. Lee and ''Stone Wall'' Jackson were also from the south.Really these two men fought for the South or Confederecy during the Civil War.

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  Quote gcle2003 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Oct-2008 at 21:26
So did my wife.
 
I rest my case.
 
Edit: I meant she came from the South, not that she fought in the Civil War.


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Originally posted by hugoestr

Paul,

Western U.S. is sparely. That is what accounts for the lack of stars there. Once you get to the West Coast, which is densely populated, you see those stars showing up again.


Yes exactly. Aside from Washington and California the West has barely any people compared to its size especially.
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Oct-2008 at 23:10
Originally posted by Parnell

And as you can see, Europe is teeming with little blue dots :-)
 
 
Not too surprisingly, Ireland only has 3-4.  Pubs must have been closed. 
 
 
 
 
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  Quote Kevin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Oct-2008 at 02:46
The American Media which mainly has it's organizations centered in the Northeast takes a very unfair view of Southerners and as mentioned before in this thread potrays them as uneducated and misguided culturally.

However it is certainly not the case in the Southeast especially in my home state of Virginia, which has one of the biggest intellectual communities in the nation concentrated in the Northern area of the state around Charlottesville and Williamsburg.

Btw look at the map we have just as many if not more blue stars throughout the South as the North does.    
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Oct-2008 at 03:26
No I had been lead to believe by television and movies there is a national divide in the US North vs South. The north is filled with educated, well mannered, sophistacated people and the south fill by ileducated, cud chewing hicks.
 
 
 
Since when has anyone been able to Lead you to believe anything?  And how old were these movies?
 
 
 
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  Quote Goblin Monkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Oct-2008 at 04:54
You watch two much Beverley Hillbilles.
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  Quote Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Oct-2008 at 14:36
Originally posted by red clay

 
 
 
 And how old were these movies?
 
 
 


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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Oct-2008 at 15:19
Originally posted by Paul

Originally posted by red clay

 
 
 
 And how old were these movies?
 
 
 


check your sig
 
 
So you based your perception of the entire population of the Southern US on a fictional character who, is supposedly autistic. 
Has anyone ever told you that you spend too much time alone?Big%20smile
 
  
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  Quote Reginmund Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Oct-2008 at 21:05
Anyone notice how there is always a blank spot in south-southwest France? What's up with that?
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  Quote gcle2003 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Oct-2008 at 10:58
Its where they all play rugby.
 
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  Quote babyblue Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Oct-2008 at 12:01
Wow...Asia is so dumb!
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  Quote Reginmund Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Oct-2008 at 12:21
Originally posted by babyblue

Wow...Asia is so dumb!


Different sphere, I suspect. They have their own history forums.
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  Quote Anton Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Oct-2008 at 12:34
Good American Universities are placed pretty much everywhere, although the majority of them are in East and West coasts. This, I think, contradicts to your suggestion.
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