News NYT article on life in Wilkes County, NC, Appalachia.

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  1. Daveindiego

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    Pretty depressing article on these Hillbillies in Applachia that don't have two nickles to rub together.

    The article was really well written, and the pictures were awesome. I recommend. :grad:

    Feeling Let Down and Left Behind, With Little Hope for Better

    In a moment riddled with economic and social worries, an e-cigarette shop in Wilkes County, N.C., is an oasis for some young Appalachians.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/26/u...-little-hope-for-better.html?mwrsm=Email&_r=0

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    Stopped at the 12.50/hour sob story. That's that's what I made out of college in the mid 2000s, living in one of the top 5 taxed counties in america. Cry me a fucking river.
     
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    I didn't look up their white/black demos but why do they have a less violent crime rate than the rest of the us if they're so poor?

    CRIMEWilkes, North Carolina. United States
    Violent Crime [​IMG]37.5. 41.4
    Property Crime [​IMG]39.8. 43.5
     
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    The two main things I remember about Appalachia were the hidden poverty - and the beautiful scenery ....

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    Very depressing. Stagnant lives with little hope for the future. :sick:
     
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    That taught me to invest in vape shops.
     
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    Yeah, but look at the dregs that will be coming in to harsh your buzz everyday.
     
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    So you didn't get to the story about the guy with the cocaine related felonies having trouble getting back on his feet?
     
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    Did anyone else notice the Mercedes at the basketball court?
     
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    I'm from eastern KY Appalachian stock

    I love the history and the topography but anyone with a lick of ambition got the fuck out

    What stayed had little motivation

    I moved from Cleveland to Virginia for one reason , a better job

    I'm very liberal but you often make a good amount of your own "luck"
     
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    Some of these fuckers are the happiest mother fuckers alive... To each their own.
     
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    i'm vaping and securing my restrooms against transgender rapists.
     
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    Dope man.

    I had to look for it. I hate that kind of Mercedes SUV shit.
     
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    Didn't sound like zippity do dah and rainbow farts to me.
     
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    "and then some carpetbagging Yankees come down with their fancy motor machines and tear up the countryside."

    :jj:
     
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    No. How can he afford coke?
     
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    Looks like every other shit hole city around here. :dontknow: Douche Flute shops and internet cafes (gambling, the new bingo) are all the rage in this state.
     
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    I miss
    I'm from E. KY too.
    I miss Floyd County, but when I visit I'm dying to leave.
     
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