Nation's 3rd-poorest city is Pine Bluff, Ark., Forbes magazine says

Oct 23, 2009 Full story: KFSM-TV Fort Smith 51

Forbes magazine says Pine Bluff is the third-poorest city in the nation, based on federal figures from 2008.

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Jeff

Little Rock, AR

#1 Nov 7, 2009
What do you expect from a city that votes in an convicted felon to run their city?

Pine Bluff is the perfect example of a community that has been destroyed by the "thug life", urban youth of this generation, my generation.

They loot their communities, shoot their neighbors, and steal from EVERYONE. This is why everyone I know refers to Pine Bluff, as "Crime Bluff."

I wouldn't live in Pine Bluff if you gave me a free house, and paid me $500,000 bucks a year.
amazed

Ash Flat, AR

#2 Nov 7, 2009
why do we live like this?It is our choice.
Jumbos Love

Cabot, AR

#3 Nov 7, 2009
Pine Bluff needs to utilize its resources. It has proved that its citizens are to lazy and illiterate for the manufacturing industry, and too nasty for the food service industry. The sulfurous stench from the paper mill and petty thug punks have rendered it useless as a retirement or bedroom community. But it would make a fine place to train our military in the art of urbane warfare. The old mall and its thugs is worth less that the cost of plywood cutouts; let the soldiers practice there. Those old buicks with the giant rims KINDA look like tanks. A wonderful place to practice on moving targets. And when the buildings and infrastructure that the citizens have already made worthless by their thugish, trashy ways are too torn up by ordinance to hide a crackhead, we can test our new bunker busters and moab bombs on it. Once it is reduced to rubble, a layer of fill dirt and a military base could be built on top of it, ready to protect the cities not yet infested with human vermin.
Hurtin

United States

#4 Nov 8, 2009
Jumbos Love wrote:
Pine Bluff needs to utilize its resources. It has proved that its citizens are to lazy and illiterate for the manufacturing industry, and too nasty for the food service industry. The sulfurous stench from the paper mill and petty thug punks have rendered it useless as a retirement or bedroom community. But it would make a fine place to train our military in the art of urbane warfare. The old mall and its thugs is worth less that the cost of plywood cutouts; let the soldiers practice there. Those old buicks with the giant rims KINDA look like tanks. A wonderful place to practice on moving targets. And when the buildings and infrastructure that the citizens have already made worthless by their thugish, trashy ways are too torn up by ordinance to hide a crackhead, we can test our new bunker busters and moab bombs on it. Once it is reduced to rubble, a layer of fill dirt and a military base could be built on top of it, ready to protect the cities not yet infested with human vermin.
Hahahah...hooo ooohooo good one..!!!!
ex bluffian

Damascus, AR

#6 Nov 13, 2009
pine bluff was a decent city back in the 80's but the good ole boy system running the city was finally outnumbered by all the baby mommas children and now a bunch of stupid black wanna be politicians have drug the city to an all time low.there is no hope for pine bluff it is the gary indiana of the south
Jasmine

United States

#7 Nov 16, 2009
I dissagree with all of you I've been living in Pine Bluff all my life. We might not be the best communtiy but were all close nit. Our traditions, beliefs, and values is great. Our education and job oppurtunites is widly advanceing. You all say that were being overrun by thugs, baby mommas children, and gang-banggers. But truth be told some of your communities aren't that much better than mine. So some of you all need to look at your surroundings before you come trying to judge ours. I may only be sixteen but i know a little something. Also some of these so called lazy negros will be your doctor's, lawyer's, children's teacher's, or maybe even your next president. So don't judge us by this fascade that you all want to belive is Pine Bluff. Because we really are decent and upstanding people that will do some of anything for you if given the chance.

Since: Nov 09

United States

#8 Nov 16, 2009
"I disagree with all of you I've been living in Pine Bluff all my life. We might not be the best community but were all close nit. Our traditions, beliefs, and values is great. Our education and job opportunities is widely advancing. You all say that were being overrun by thugs, baby mommas children, and gang-banger's. But truth be told some of your communities aren't that much better than mine. So some of you all need to look at your surroundings before you come trying to judge ours. I may only be sixteen but i know a little something. Also some of these so called lazy Negros will be your doctor's, lawyer's, children's teacher's, or maybe even your next president. So don't judge us by this facade that you all want to believe is Pine Bluff. Because we really are decent and upstanding people that will do some of anything for you if given the chance."

It's truth to this whether you believe it or not. I'm not going to change my beliefs from the statement that I made above because it's what I believe in and also my community. I may be young but I'm smart and I know that what you all are saying has no truth to it there might be some facts but no truth. Pine Bluff is a great place case closed know matter what statistics say.
Jumbos Love

Cabot, AR

#9 Nov 17, 2009
Jasmine---Meet me at the old mall, 10pm, this saturday night.----Wear your best jewelery, and bring your credit cards.
"I disagree with all of you I've been living in Pine Bluff all my life. We might not be the best community but were all close nit." and wash your hair, i don't want any of those close nits.

Since: Nov 09

United States

#10 Nov 17, 2009
I'll leave with everything I came with maybe more. also this doesn't have anything to do with my hair. So if you're trying to make a point then make it.
Jumbos Love

Cabot, AR

#11 Nov 18, 2009
"I'll leave with everything I came with maybe more. also this doesn't have anything to do with my hair. So if you're trying to make a point then make it."
Ok. So as a fine product of pine bluffs schools, you don't know that a community is close KNIT, and someone with lice has NITS. Louse eggs are NITS. I am very glad you are happy in Pine Bluff, and truly hope you stay there. I have seen the fine folks in Pine Bluff in stores, and agree that you will probable leave the stores with more than you came in with. That's called "shoplifting". That's just another reason stores are closing and moving away.
Why is it black people love white people so much? White people build a nice, safe town, then black people move next to them and "Pine Bluff" it, turning it into a dangerous,dirty ghetto, then can't even recognize what they have done, or accept responsibility. Then when the white folks move and build another nice town, here they come again. I'll take you to 30 nice, safe,all white neighborhoods. you show me 1 nice, safe, all black neighborhood. Please, we give you Pine Bluff, stay there and let us live our lives in clean, safe, nice areas. We built them, and we deserve them.
Jumbos Love

Jacksonville, AR

#12 Nov 19, 2009
And, jasmine-jp, the lazy negroes from Pine Box will not be our future doctors, lawyers, and presidents. We are stopping the programs that give special breaks to stupid, lazy people, and the future will require equal performance for equal employment. The stupid, lazy people of Pine Box have run off century tube, international wire, hood packaging, rolling pin, and have ruined any chance of new industry coming to town. And the industry that is left, is in the process of running the last production before they close the doors. Be proud, you and your kind have killed what was once a great town. When we start new towns, please stay in the town you have already ruined. It's our gift to you.

Since: Nov 09

United States

#13 Nov 22, 2009
Well what I do isnt shoplifting because I have the money to pay for what I need and or want. Actually lawyers and doctors there are alot of them down here because I know I have at least four doctors and six nurses and two lawyers in my family that are live in Pine Bluff. Since im currently enrolled in nursing school I would now. Me and my kind you can't say because you really don't know me or my race so you can't be arrogant and say your people.
Jumbos Love

United States

#14 Nov 22, 2009
Thank you Jasmine. after seeing the level of intellect required to be a Pine Box nurse, doctor, or lawyer (the following is a quote depicting the high level of intelligence and education to be a Pine Bluff nurse)"Actually lawyers and doctors there are alot of them down here because I know I have at least four doctors and six nurses and two lawyers in my family that are live in Pine Bluff. Since im currently enrolled in nursing school
I would now."-----I know that if i need medical care, i would be better off driving around Pine Box to the nearest animal hospital, than going to a hospital in Pine Box, where the nurses can't even write their own language. Once again, Pine Bluff is our gift to you. We are delighted that Pine Bluff suits your level of civility. Please let us live in the new towns we have built, without moving next to us, and turning them into the next Pine Bluffs.

Since: Nov 09

United States

#16 Jan 4, 2010
Well so be it. Do what you must I have work to do. Your opinon is appreciated and I thank you for helping me with this assignment. Now I must go, I have no need to further this conversation. I have my 500 points for this assignment. So good day to you Mr.Jumbos Love. It was nice talking with you.
Jumbos Love

Cabot, AR

#17 Jan 6, 2010
I should have known that Jasmine j-p was not as ignorant as she pretended to be. Her ebonics did not ring true, and if she were the product of Pine Bluff that i have come to know, she certainly would have known "nit" from "knit". But Pine Bluff is still the armpit of Arkansas, and should be quarantined or excised before it metastasizes.

Since: Nov 09

United States

#18 Jan 10, 2010
Well thank you for realizing that i'm not ignorant. Also Pine Bluff does need lots of work and i will not argue that subject. But i am a Pine Bluff girl born and raised and i accept that along with the good and bad that comes with it.

Since: Nov 09

United States

#20 Jan 11, 2010
um okay.... and how is that fortunate?
Jumbos Love

Cabot, AR

#23 Jan 14, 2010
miss johnson----have you ever made meth? do you have any idea how hard it is to find the chemicals, get the glassware, and cook it without blowing yourself up? and the stink of cooking it prohibits trailer park manufacture. meth cooks work VERY hard to provide an in demand product, and when you shut down our local cooks, meth is shipped in from mexico. do you want to see yet another manufacturing job go overseas? and do you have any idea how much money and property is seized by the courts when these cooks are busted? these hard working entrepreneurs provide much wanted goods, stimulate the economy, and risk their very lives gathering goods and money to fuel our court system. how dare you compare them with "all the lazy negros there that won't work dragging down the economy."

“Accurately Observant”

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#24 Jan 15, 2010
Jumbos Love wrote:
miss johnson----have you ever made meth? do you have any idea how hard it is to find the chemicals, get the glassware, and cook it without blowing yourself up? and the stink of cooking it prohibits trailer park manufacture. meth cooks work VERY hard to provide an in demand product, and when you shut down our local cooks, meth is shipped in from mexico. do you want to see yet another manufacturing job go overseas? and do you have any idea how much money and property is seized by the courts when these cooks are busted? these hard working entrepreneurs provide much wanted goods, stimulate the economy, and risk their very lives gathering goods and money to fuel our court system. how dare you compare them with "all the lazy negros there that won't work dragging down the economy."
I sincerely hope this was sarcasm.

“Accurately Observant”

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#25 Jan 15, 2010
Jeff wrote:
What do you expect from a city that votes in an convicted felon to run their city?
Pine Bluff is the perfect example of a community that has been destroyed by the "thug life", urban youth of this generation, my generation.
They loot their communities, shoot their neighbors, and steal from EVERYONE. This is why everyone I know refers to Pine Bluff, as "Crime Bluff."
I wouldn't live in Pine Bluff if you gave me a free house, and paid me $500,000 bucks a year.
whos the convicted felon?

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