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Old May 8th, 2011, 01:39 PM   #61

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I believe the US trend is different. If someone has a chart like that, I think it would be interesting to see.
At one point we had over 50% of the nation as "urban", but then it went back to more rural. (I think)
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Old May 8th, 2011, 01:44 PM   #62

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Hmm. Something seems odd about that. I thought Post-WWII America saw a growth in rural population? You know, Leavittowns and the rise of Suburbia.

I wonder how this chart defines "urban" and "rural".

EDIT: Or am I thinking the rise of Suburbia had a greater impact than it actually did?
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Old May 8th, 2011, 01:52 PM   #63

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Hmm. Something seems odd about that. I thought Post-WWII America saw a growth in rural population? You know, Leavittowns and the rise of Suburbia.

I wonder how this chart defines "urban" and "rural".

EDIT: Or am I thinking the rise of Suburbia had a greater impact than it actually did?
Your point is well taken. While suburban people are technically urban, they generally do not like, nor do they consider themselves part of, "the city."

But I wouldn't call them rural either.
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Hmm. If they had to go into rural or urban, I'd say rural based on how many people in suburbs live.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #65

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City folks dont always get to enjoy all the pretty wildlife that pounces and leaps with frivolity as they bound across sunny meadows...


City folks sure do miss out on a lot of neat wildlife encounters.

BTW, this animal is a wild bear, and thus unpredictable. These tourist got waaay too close. I guess they supposed the State of Tennessee wouldnt allow animals to roam around that were dangerous. But, the truth is, in the wilderness, wild animals are not tame and should be respected from a safe (long) distance.

Messing with a hungry bear and taking your kids up close is stupid. Dont mess with a wild animal when it is on a food source. It might think you are competing for the food. Attacks can happen without warning, and no Olympic sprinter can outrun an angry bear.

And these fellows dont always warn you before they attack...


And for those hearty campers who set out for the wild woods with not a care in the world, sometimes things change when the sun goes down. Sometimes, it gets a little scarry...


So, city folks may have lost some of the "edge" of detecting and encountering wild things. And that can be dangerous. So, city folks, be careful when you visit the rural areas. Use common sense and think safety. Thats 99% of it, common sense.

Because...you never know?

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Old May 11th, 2011, 03:20 PM   #66

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I'm a city person, because I like living in a place where things actually happen
Hit the nail. I want to be where the action is. Jobs opportunities, interesting events, night life, important buildings and places, historical value, national importance, universities, etc. I want to be able to see my city on a map. Unfortunately I live in the suburbs of a town just north of a dying city....but I love the small towns and villages in Germany. They're so neat and tighty, and still "close" by Americans standards to various important cities. 5 hours is nothing for (Ameri)cans.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 07:50 PM   #67

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These tourist got waaay too close. ..

Messing with a hungry bear and taking your kids up close is stupid. Dont mess with a wild animal when it is on a food source. It might think you are competing for the food. Attacks can happen without warning, and no Olympic sprinter can outrun an angry bear.
Yes, but supposing the bear mauled all those people who did get close, as if the bear is some kind of joke... wouldn't that just be strengthening the gene pool?
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Old May 11th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #68

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City folks dont always get to enjoy all the pretty wildlife that pounces and leaps with frivolity as they bound across sunny meadows...

So, city folks may have lost some of the "edge" of detecting and encountering wild things. And that can be dangerous. So, city folks, be careful when you visit the rural areas. Use common sense and think safety. Thats 99% of it, common sense.

Because...you never know?
Us city folk have plenty of wild things, but most of them were once humans. I have my days, however, when I'd rather deal with the snake in the grass. I'll pass on the bear in the car.

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Old May 12th, 2011, 02:52 PM   #69

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Just as wealthy people have country homes because they get the peace and tranquility of the country along with the wealth and amenities of the city, I have lived in both and like aspects of both rural and urban life.

In the US, anyway, nothing more explains the non commercial love we have of freeways.
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Old May 13th, 2011, 03:13 PM   #70

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Which is best?

Do you like to be an urban person, or a rural person?
Both. There's too little people on the country side. And most who live there don't even work there.

Besides from that I prefer nature.
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