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#2045059 - 11/25/19 05:15 PM Dumb Ruralites
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 01/18/08
This doesn’t have anything to do with basketball, but some on this board are continually knocking those they consider ruralites. They especially use that term to knock Kansans. I just read an interesting study concerning the states and how they rank concerning smartness.

The criteria used for the study is based on education and test scores. The following are used as measurements:
Percentage of residents who graduated from high school.
Percentage of residents who have a bachelor’s degree.
Percentage of residents who have graduate & professional degrees.
The average tests scores of residents on the SAT & ACT tests.

Out of the 50 states plus Washington D. C., Kansas ranks # 7 with a score of 273. It is only 1.5 points behind # 5. New Jersey has the highest with 332.8 points and Idaho is last with 79.5.

They also grouped the states by four regions. The highest region is the Midwest, which includes Kansas. Here are their scores:
Midwest - 230
Northwest - 228
South - 227
West 202

The West, of course includes California given 247.8 points. Even leaving out the lowest West state, Idaho 79.5 points, the West region would still be only 213.

Looks like we Midwesterners, and especially we Kansans, aren’t as dumb as some would like to think.

You can access the site at: https://www.safehome.org/smartest-americans/

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#2045061 - 11/25/19 05:36 PM Re: Dumb Ruralites [Re: Jayhawk1952]
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Registered: 11/01/05
Loc: Western Kansas Hinderlands
Jimbo would point out that there is nothing more for the ruralites to do but study...hence the good ranking... which again is spot on....
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#2045065 - 11/25/19 06:01 PM Re: Dumb Ruralites [Re: Jayhawk1952]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 01/18/08
Et tu Brute?

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#2045070 - 11/25/19 06:39 PM Re: Dumb Ruralites [Re: Jayhawk1952]
PHOGUSHER Online   content
Original AFH Gangsta

Registered: 11/01/05
Loc: Western Kansas Hinderlands
Isn't that a good thing...smart but still ruralite.
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#2045071 - 11/25/19 06:45 PM Re: Dumb Ruralites [Re: Jayhawk1952]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 01/18/08
Nothing wrong with being a ruralite and being smart makes it that much better. Certainly much better than being a city slicker and being dumb or totally disliked.

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#2045074 - 11/25/19 07:20 PM Re: Dumb Ruralites [Re: Jayhawk1952]
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Ruralite racism on display right here.
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#2045078 - 11/25/19 09:04 PM Re: Dumb Ruralites [Re: Jayhawk1952]
PHOGUSHER Online   content
Original AFH Gangsta

Registered: 11/01/05
Loc: Western Kansas Hinderlands
So what's your point???
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#2045087 - 11/26/19 12:30 AM Re: Dumb Ruralites [Re: PHOGUSHER]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 01/18/08
Originally Posted By: PHOGUSHER
So what's your point???

My most humble apologies to you. I miss read your post and thought you were saying that JW was spot on. I thought that was out of character for you concerning JW. However, I also know that you like to try and raise people's hackles. That probably factored in my miss reading your post. smile

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#2045088 - 11/26/19 12:33 AM Re: Dumb Ruralites [Re: JimWest]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 01/18/08
Originally Posted By: JimWest
Ruralite racism on display right here.

Not a racist bone in my body, but I have observed that often it is those who accuse others of racism that are the most racist.

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#2045091 - 11/26/19 06:33 AM Re: Dumb Ruralites [Re: Jayhawk1952]
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Registered: 11/29/12
Originally Posted By: Jayhawk1952
Originally Posted By: JimWest
Ruralite racism on display right here.

Not a racist bone in my body, but I have observed that often it is those who accuse others of racism that are the most racist.


The fact that you are blind to the systemic racism in your "evidence" is proof enough of your tacit ruralite racism.
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#2045093 - 11/26/19 06:46 AM Re: Dumb Ruralites [Re: Jayhawk1952]
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Registered: 11/29/12
Originally Posted By: Jayhawk1952
Whites are better at standardized tests than blacks and therefore smarter. I'm white and therefore smarter than blacks. I'm proud that I don't live around blacks.


I've distilled your argument down to its essence for you. Racist.
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#2045138 - 11/28/19 09:33 AM Re: Dumb Ruralites [Re: JimWest]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 01/18/08
Originally Posted By: JimWest
Originally Posted By: Jayhawk1952
Whites are better at standardized tests than blacks and therefore smarter. I'm white and therefore smarter than blacks. I'm proud that I don't live around blacks.


I've distilled your argument down to its essence for you. Racist.

I hope you can find enough joy in your heart to have a Happy Thanksgiving. You may have to dig really deep to find it, but surely there's a tiny bit.

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#2045139 - 11/28/19 09:40 AM Re: Dumb Ruralites [Re: Jayhawk1952]
PHOGUSHER Online   content
Original AFH Gangsta

Registered: 11/01/05
Loc: Western Kansas Hinderlands
Something is digging deep for Jimbo alright...right in his anal orifice...and he enjoys that... I guess that wasn't very nice. But nobody ever said I was nice...
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#2045140 - 11/28/19 09:42 AM Re: Dumb Ruralites [Re: Jayhawk1952]
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John Brown

Registered: 09/07/10
Loc: Florida
Happy thanksgiving 52, JW, Phog and all jayhawks.

amazing win last night. instant classic.

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#2045142 - 11/28/19 10:22 AM Re: Dumb Ruralites [Re: Jayhawk1952]
PHOGUSHER Online   content
Original AFH Gangsta

Registered: 11/01/05
Loc: Western Kansas Hinderlands
Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow 8 or 9 of the posters that frequent this board. That's probably too big of a number...
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