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This isn't even funny...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sun... ;
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2Damn, I read that on Saturday and the sad thing is part of it is true. I guess nothing will change here as far as the rest of the country viewing us as such. Things need to desperately change in this area, but what is the solution? Politics, terrain, transportation, jobs, complicity or just sorriness. Glad you posted the link for everyone to read.
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why do you people even pay the new york times any attention? this story is one of the reasons they keep losing readership. oh! oh! but look what they're saying about us. in other places where they read this they won't even get through the first paragraph before they move on to something else. they along with the lexington herald leader(which never stopped downing e.ky),courier journal are going down.instead why don't we talk about how bad things are in new york city,like 1 in 5 in new york city live in poverty,how many on foodstamps in new york,there's 1 in 7 people in the country on foodstamps,so how many in new york get foodstamps,they won't tell you that,california get most foodstamps,how many in new york city get ssi,they won't tell you that because more get it there then here.what about the illiteracy in new york? i know a few years backs they lowered the standards on high school tests because too many were failing.so don't be bothered by what the nyt says.believe me they are in far worse shape then we are.living in a mobile home on a hillside compared to living in some of the conditions that new yorkers live in? get real.

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why do you people even pay the new york times any attention? this story is one of the reasons they keep losing readership. oh! oh! but look what they're saying about us. in other places where they read this they won't even get through the first paragraph before they move on to something else. they along with the lexington herald leader(which never stopped downing e.ky),courier journal are going down.instead why don't we talk about how bad things are in new york city,like 1 in 5 in new york city live in poverty,how many on foodstamps in new york,there's 1 in 7 people in the country on foodstamps,so how many in new york get foodstamps,they won't tell you that,california get most foodstamps,how many in new york city get ssi,they won't tell you that because more get it there then here.what about the illiteracy in new york? i know a few years backs they lowered the standards on high school tests because too many were failing.so don't be bothered by what the nyt says.believe me they are in far worse shape then we are.living in a mobile home on a hillside compared to living in some of the conditions that new yorkers live in? get real.
I agree that the article focused on the worst social repercussions we are facing in Eastern Ky, but still it is true. There are many people here living deeply in poverty, sometimes addicted to drugs, and caught in a cycle of gov assistance; they exist and you do not need to search very far to find them. They usually are trying to raise children while facing these tragic circumstances.

Pointing out poverty in other cities does not erase or ease our problems.
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dont believe wrote:
why do you people even pay the new york times any attention? this story is one of the reasons they keep losing readership. oh! oh! but look what they're saying about us. in other places where they read this they won't even get through the first paragraph before they move on to something else. they along with the lexington herald leader(which never stopped downing e.ky),courier journal are going down.instead why don't we talk about how bad things are in new york city,like 1 in 5 in new york city live in poverty,how many on foodstamps in new york,there's 1 in 7 people in the country on foodstamps,so how many in new york get foodstamps,they won't tell you that,california get most foodstamps,how many in new york city get ssi,they won't tell you that because more get it there then here.what about the illiteracy in new york? i know a few years backs they lowered the standards on high school tests because too many were failing.so don't be bothered by what the nyt says.believe me they are in far worse shape then we are.living in a mobile home on a hillside compared to living in some of the conditions that new yorkers live in? get real.
why pay attention to it u ask? because every word of it is the truth believe it or not..so don't downplay it by pitching it back to california and new york..everybody knows this crap goes on and it is very sad..i feel sorry for those kids and their futures..a life ahead of poverty and struggles..
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you get real wrote:
<quoted text>why pay attention to it u ask? because every word of it is the truth believe it or not..so don't downplay it by pitching it back to california and new york..everybody knows this crap goes on and it is very sad..i feel sorry for those kids and their futures..a life ahead of poverty and struggles..
it goes on in those places and it's worse then here...far worse.and the government keeps making it worse.don't pay any attention to what the nyt says. because you can't do anything about it(except pray for this country).if you can do anything about,what are you going to do?
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people vote for a big government that destroys and runs jobs out of the country.they hand out entitlements to replace some of what one would earn.they lower the educational standards.they encourage immoral conduct....and borrow huge sums of money to pay for it all.that's why they're facing a life of abject poverty and squalor the world has never seen.we are now in the middle of what liberalism does to a nation on it's way to collapse.. in the midst of it and we're witnesses to it...we are over 16 trillion dollars in debt that is being billed to the generations not born yet.they can never repay that.
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2DamnLiberal wrote:
Not true. This little gem was worth many lulz...

"You see it here in the town of Jackson, in the teenage girls hanging out by the bridge over the north fork of the Kentucky River, seeking to trade their bodies for prescription painkillers or methamphetamines."
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Dec 10, 2012
 
thats sad but its like that where i live in michigan also i support mandatory drug testing for all government programs i dont care what someone else does just dont use my tax money and my son lives in ny city its a great place to live and work
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wondering wrote:
2Damn, I read that on Saturday and the sad thing is part of it is true. I guess nothing will change here as far as the rest of the country viewing us as such. Things need to desperately change in this area, but what is the solution? Politics, terrain, transportation, jobs, complicity or just sorriness. Glad you posted the link for everyone to read.
This column doesn't mention it, but at about the same time it was published, the state was taking over the Breathitt County school system. A lot of the reasons for that had to do with Arch Turner and some board members stealing the system blind, but it's also true Breathitt has been in the Bottom 10 of Kentucky's 178 districts in test scores for the last 25 years. Maybe it's not just our teachers. I know we've had least least one good superintendent during that time. But maybe this article helps explain why our schools score so poorly on tests? And why we've lost control of our own schools? You reckon?
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I think that Melanie Gross Ron Combs and Wayne Sizemore should be run out of this county for even talking to these people this is how the always make us look thanks sums a$$
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Fighting Tiger wrote:
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This column doesn't mention it, but at about the same time it was published, the state was taking over the Breathitt County school system. A lot of the reasons for that had to do with Arch Turner and some board members stealing the system blind, but it's also true Breathitt has been in the Bottom 10 of Kentucky's 178 districts in test scores for the last 25 years. Maybe it's not just our teachers. I know we've had least least one good superintendent during that time. But maybe this article helps explain why our schools score so poorly on tests? And why we've lost control of our own schools? You reckon?
I don't know who u are but u are a dumb a$$ all of this s.s.i stuff has went on for fifty years and if ur talking about super Mel has being that good super were enjoying the plates she bought for us and the new security system to bad she didn't buy the books we needed but she will never ever be super Mel just the middle fork spinster
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Great job wrote:
I think that Melanie Gross Ron Combs and Wayne Sizemore should be run out of this county for even talking to these people this is how the always make us look thanks sums a$$
Sounds to me like these are brave folks who are trying to get things here straightened up -- and, boy, does this county need straightening up. You should be thanking these folks for their courage. And, believe me, it's not them making this county look bad.
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Joke wrote:
<quoted text> I don't know who u are but u are a dumb a$$ all of this s.s.i stuff has went on for fifty years and if ur talking about super Mel has being that good super were enjoying the plates she bought for us and the new security system to bad she didn't buy the books we needed but she will never ever be super Mel just the middle fork spinster
You're aptly named, sir.
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Wow I wasnt aware of those beneifits. I mean the idea that people get more money if their child cant read. I actually met a child, not from Breathitt, but a close county who was 16 and could not read or write. I feel like we are failing these kids. I want our childeren to have a future and I truly believe the key to possibly getting out of here to where there are more opportunities or at least having a better chance here is education. However, the truth is that we do not have a good education system here. I dont know why, but I do try my best to teach my kid as much as possible at home also. When I went to college, I was lost. I didnt know the steps to go through to get in the right courses. I didnt even know the simple things like how to apply for a dorm room or that I had to get a student ID. I didnt have anyone teach me these simple procedures before going to college. I had to figure it out and it wasnt easy. People also forget to tell you that if you are not wealthy, that you are going to have to work your way through college. Almost everything I learned, I learned in college or from people that I worked with in that town. We need to prepare these kids. We need to focus more on literature, mathmatics, history, and career counseling or these kids dont have a frigon chance. The jobs are getting less and less here. The coal business is about to the end. Education is what we have to focus on more instead of football. The government checks are going to end also. Instead of fighting, lets get together and find a way to get better education for our children. If that means state taking over our school system then so be it. I know we dont like change but I think its time.
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Now people we all know this story is true and thats the sad part people around here are to damn sorry to work anymore i tell ya back in my day everyone worked hard and never drawn a check they got everything the honest way this young generation needs to get off their sorry asses and earn a honest living thats just a wise mans opinion take it or leave it i dont care what ya think about it
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Bufford is right! Kids got it made playing their Nintendo 64's and listening to their MTV. They draw checks and sleep with their cousins, people like that make me sick they give honest people like me and Bufford who raise a garden and live off the land a bad name! Wake up Jackson Kentucky!
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One of the things to remember from this article: "This is painful for a liberal to admit, but conservatives have a point when they suggest that America’s safety net can sometimes entangle people in a soul-crushing dependency."

So very true. We HAVE TO STOP REWARDING LAZINESS.

As a conservative I get upset when so many liberals say that we conservatives hate the poor, want them to die, etc when nothing could be further from the truth. There is something to be said for teaching a man to fish instead of what had have now: give him a fish, fry it for him, clean up after him and then wipe his face with a napkin.
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2DamnLiberal wrote:
The New York Times endorsed Obama and the people of New York voted for Obama. By doing this they believe in his radical ways of having more people depending on government assistance, so they are part of the problem. Under Obama America has a sad future ahead of her.
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So Sad wrote:
One of the things to remember from this article: "This is painful for a liberal to admit, but conservatives have a point when they suggest that America’s safety net can sometimes entangle people in a soul-crushing dependency."
So very true. We HAVE TO STOP REWARDING LAZINESS.
As a conservative I get upset when so many liberals say that we conservatives hate the poor, want them to die, etc when nothing could be further from the truth. There is something to be said for teaching a man to fish instead of what had have now: give him a fish, fry it for him, clean up after him and then wipe his face with a napkin.
I tend to agree with you partly. The main point I will dispute (with good intentions) is that this has been going on in Breathitt County for decades. Whether we have had liberals or conservatives in the state or federal level in office.

When these programs started many were too proud to apply for them, but now it is a way of life, so much that they groom their offspring to get on the band wagon. I have talked to many in the past and views vary from local government to local enterprises that have the opinion that people are happy enough without major changes in this community. Greed, power and other reasons fall in this category.

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