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2013-03-14 01:37:11 PM
SimCity 2013?
 
2013-03-14 02:05:23 PM
In the last year, Maine joined West Virginia as the only two entire states where deaths exceed births

WOO!!  YEAH, MAINE!!!! WE'RE #...2!  WE'RE #2!
 
2013-03-14 02:18:29 PM
Detroit's population decline has to do with lead and steel, and I don't mean in the factories.
 
2013-03-14 02:23:37 PM

xanadian: WOO!! YEAH, MAINE!!!! WE'RE #...2! WE'RE #2!


I'm happy to have added to that stat by moving away before I had a family enjoy!
 
2013-03-14 02:25:50 PM
I disagree with the Pittsburgh assessment: people aren't moving out, they're dying out.

/Seriously, though: we have a lot of old people.
 
2013-03-14 02:48:24 PM
What a census waste of human life.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-14 03:06:03 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Detroit's population decline has to do with lead and steel, and I don't mean in the factories.


You mean the auto industry that we exported to Japan?
 
2013-03-14 03:13:09 PM
Subby your headline makes it sound as though the article is about areas such as low lying spots around rivers or on the shorline.
The article is about population shift due to social changes and economic factors.
It says that right in the headline and first paragraph.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-14 03:19:08 PM
Since 2010, many of the fastest-growing U.S. metro areas have also been those that historically received a lot of federal dollars, including Fort Stewart, Ga., Jacksonville, N.C., Crestview, Fla., and Charleston-North Charleston, S.C., all home to military bases.

Roughly 46 percent of rural counties just beyond the edge of metropolitan areas experienced natural decrease, compared to 17 percent of urban counties.


So was subby pointing out that the rural areas should not have been populated or that areas where there isn't much pork barrel spending shouldn't have been populated?
 
2013-03-14 03:21:27 PM

xanadian: In the last year, Maine joined West Virginia as the only two entire states where deaths exceed births

WOO!!  YEAH, MAINE!!!! WE'RE #...2!  WE'RE #2!


Our crack-based economy will eventually help us recover.

Just wait and see
 
2013-03-14 03:34:07 PM

vpb: PC LOAD LETTER: Detroit's population decline has to do with lead and steel, and I don't mean in the factories.

You mean the auto industry that we exported to Japan?


I think the auto industry 'exported' themselves. I am glad that the domestic auto industry has largely shucked their ignoble past, though, and I expect they'll be more respected in the long run.
 
2013-03-14 03:35:05 PM
Interesting they pick a picture of Bodie.
 
2013-03-14 03:38:04 PM

cman: xanadian: In the last year, Maine joined West Virginia as the only two entire states where deaths exceed births

WOO!!  YEAH, MAINE!!!! WE'RE #...2!  WE'RE #2!

Our crack meth and oxycontin-based economy will eventually help us recover.

Just wait and see


FTFY
 
2013-03-14 03:39:51 PM
Eventually, low housing prices might draw people back if telecommuting ever becomes mainstream.
 
2013-03-14 03:40:03 PM
Most of New Orleans shouldn't be populated.
 
2013-03-14 03:40:57 PM
I don't think these regions should never have been populated. It's just that their haydays are past. There's fewer reasons for fewer people to stay there. Old opportunites are tapped out and new opportunities are cropping up and they aren't in these old places. There is no frontier anymore.
 
2013-03-14 03:41:44 PM

NuclearPenguins: cman: xanadian: In the last year, Maine joined West Virginia as the only two entire states where deaths exceed births

WOO!!  YEAH, MAINE!!!! WE'RE #...2!  WE'RE #2!

Our crack meth and oxycontin-based economy will eventually help us recover.

Just wait and see

FTFY


I can't find meth. I think meth is one of those moral panic type drugs in this state and the actual amount of meth is quite low.

As for Oxy, sheesh, too many people are on that shiat.
 
2013-03-14 03:42:48 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I disagree with the Pittsburgh assessment: people aren't moving out, they're dying out.

/Seriously, though: we have a lot of old people.


Pittsburgh metro area has had a net population gain 4 years in a row now. Kind of awesome - it's a great city.
 
2013-03-14 03:43:41 PM
www.hopkinsmedicine.org
 
2013-03-14 03:44:30 PM

Kangaroo_Ralph: Most of New Orleans shouldn't be populated.


I got shouted out of a bar by a drunk New Orleanian woman for suggesting that just maybe people should live below sea level next to a giant river and a huge lake.
 
2013-03-14 03:44:32 PM

vpb: PC LOAD LETTER: Detroit's population decline has to do with lead and steel, and I don't mean in the factories.

You mean the auto industry that we exported to Japan?


About that...
 
2013-03-14 03:45:20 PM

cgraves67: I don't think these regions should never have been populated. It's just that their haydays are past. There's fewer reasons for fewer people to stay there. Old opportunites are tapped out and new opportunities are cropping up and they aren't in these old places. There is no frontier anymore


You may see some of that reverse if food  and other commodity prices stay pretty high.  Starting to see a little more movement into these sectors as a change.  Don't know if it will last, but there are some pretty good boom areas in the more rual areas compared to a decade ago.  Rural Nevada and North Dakota are two good examples.
 
2013-03-14 03:46:48 PM
I've lived in Crestview Fla.
Seriously!
 
2013-03-14 03:46:51 PM

tricycleracer: Kangaroo_Ralph: Most of New Orleans shouldn't be populated.

I got shouted out of a bar by a drunk New Orleanian woman for suggesting that just maybe people should live below sea level next to a giant river and a huge lake.


Just wait until the "told ya so" folk get to spout their self-felatio when Manhattan is covered by the ocean.

/And seriously, San Francisco, you guys built your damn city on soft sand.
 
2013-03-14 03:47:45 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Detroit's population decline has to do with lead and steel, and I don't mean in the factories.


That and a really, really good freeway system meaning that a 30 mile drive actually takes 30 minutes*, so people can actually live in the suburbs and not have horrific commutes.

*Only valid in the morning.  696 is a DISASTER at night.
 
2013-03-14 03:48:13 PM
It amazes me that so many people are so much more attached to their geographic place than they are to the lifestyle they wanted, the plans they had, their dreams, culture, and the families that abandoned them to live in more civilized parts.

Then again, I'm not a homeowner, so maybe I just don't "get it."
 
2013-03-14 03:48:50 PM
People go where the jobs are. Even in U S America where everyone has to stand in line for their small plastic cup of yummy snow.
 
2013-03-14 03:48:53 PM
Why the hell are people moving to Grand Rapids?  Is Amway hiring?
 
2013-03-14 03:54:30 PM
and yet Phoenix...
 
2013-03-14 03:55:17 PM

tricycleracer: I got shouted out of a bar by a drunk New Orleanian woman for suggesting that just maybe people should live below sea level next to a giant river and a huge lake.


If you go to a bar to criticize the life choices of drunk strangers, you're going to have a bad time.
 
2013-03-14 03:55:52 PM
It's the govenment's fault.

Really.
 
2013-03-14 03:57:01 PM

dv-ous: It amazes me that so many people are so much more attached to their geographic place than they are to the lifestyle they wanted, the plans they had, their dreams, culture, and the families that abandoned them to live in more civilized parts.


Some of us raised in the rural areas have a huge connection to the geographical area and the land that we grew up on.  Many of us spend our time and effort looking for a job and scraping by so that we can continue to live in these places.

Not everything in life is about status and money when you get to see this out your backdoor regularly.

mw2.google.com
 
2013-03-14 03:57:16 PM
I'd love to move to the city, but it is way too crowded. But mark my words, if one of those zombie plagues happens, that is the first place I will go.
 
2013-03-14 03:58:17 PM

xanadian: In the last year, Maine joined West Virginia as the only two entire states where deaths exceed births

WOO!!  YEAH, MAINE!!!! WE'RE #...2!  WE'RE #2!


I drove through WV last week. A large part of that state looks like a wasteland right now. Dead, brown, unpopulated. And lots of the areas that are populated look like they are falling apart. That includes the capital.
 
2013-03-14 03:58:21 PM

vpb: PC LOAD LETTER: Detroit's population decline has to do with lead and steel, and I don't mean in the factories.

You mean the auto industry that we exported to Japan?


I thought the unions sent the automakers to japan.
 
2013-03-14 04:05:21 PM
 Kids grow up here in Vermont. Realize they can get paid a lot to teach buffoons to ski on a bunny slope in Colorado, where the slopes are like huge bunny slopes, then find out the rest of the country is paved, and has tons more in the pussy and burger selection department, plus, now weeds' practically legal out there.
We never see them again. If they don't like to ski, they move to Seattle.
If they don't like to bathe, they move to California.

Leaves the state to the old folks.
 
2013-03-14 04:07:07 PM
New York ranks tops in new immigrants among large metro areas, but also ranks at the top for young residents moving away.

Something tells me that New York is "tops" in everything measured in magnitude instead of percentage.
 
m00
2013-03-14 04:07:21 PM
"...new development such as a meatpacking plant to attract young Hispanics"

wait, what?
 
2013-03-14 04:07:43 PM

GORDON: vpb: PC LOAD LETTER: Detroit's population decline has to do with lead and steel, and I don't mean in the factories.

You mean the auto industry that we exported to Japan?

I thought the unions sent the automakers to japan.


To join Japanese unions.  They're sneaky that way.
 
2013-03-14 04:08:14 PM

dv-ous: It amazes me that so many people are so much more attached to their geographic place than they are to the lifestyle they wanted, the plans they had, their dreams, culture, and the families that abandoned them to live in more civilized parts.


It amazes me you think geography can be so easily separated for lifestyle, plans, dreams, and culture.

I can't spend more than a week in the west before the aridness starts to give me the heebies. I felt more at home in Germany than I did in Los Angeles, even though I share a lifestyle, dream, and culture with LA and only topography with Germany.
 
2013-03-14 04:08:20 PM

HeadLever: dv-ous: It amazes me that so many people are so much more attached to their geographic place than they are to the lifestyle they wanted, the plans they had, their dreams, culture, and the families that abandoned them to live in more civilized parts.

Some of us raised in the rural areas have a huge connection to the geographical area and the land that we grew up on.  Many of us spend our time and effort looking for a job and scraping by so that we can continue to live in these places.

Not everything in life is about status and money when you get to see this out your backdoor regularly.

[mw2.google.com image 500x335]


That and some of us who were raised in the suburbs would rather see ^ that than more suburbs. I prefer mountains to people, thanks. Now I just need broadband everywhere...
 
GBB [TotalFark]
2013-03-14 04:09:34 PM

xanadian: In the last year, Maine joined West Virginia as the only two entire states where deaths exceed births

WOO!!  YEAH, MAINE!!!! WE'RE #...2!  WE'RE #2!


In WV, deaths out number teeth.
 
2013-03-14 04:11:56 PM

vudukungfu: Kids grow up here in Vermont. Realize they can get paid a lot to teach buffoons to ski on a bunny slope in Colorado, where the slopes are like huge bunny slopes, then find out the rest of the country is paved, and has tons more in the pussy and burger selection department, plus, now weeds' practically legal out there.
We never see them again. If they don't like to ski, they move to Seattle.
If they don't like to bathe, they move to California.
Leaves the state to the old folks.


It's almost like they released New England sucks in the winter.
 
2013-03-14 04:12:37 PM

HeadLever: dv-ous: It amazes me that so many people are so much more attached to their geographic place than they are to the lifestyle they wanted, the plans they had, their dreams, culture, and the families that abandoned them to live in more civilized parts.

Some of us raised in the rural areas have a huge connection to the geographical area and the land that we grew up on.  Many of us spend our time and effort looking for a job and scraping by so that we can continue to live in these places.

Not everything in life is about status and money when you get to see this out your backdoor regularly.

[mw2.google.com image 500x335]


Some of us raised in the rural areas couldn't wait to get the fark out.

www.wargearstudio.com
This is how most people see rural Indiana.  At 85 mph on the way to somewhere else.
 
2013-03-14 04:12:39 PM
The article says that these counties should attract "new development such as a meatpacking plant to attract young Hispanics ". Wow, that kind of sounds racist.
 
2013-03-14 04:12:55 PM

Mateorocks: [www.hopkinsmedicine.org image 540x211]


I was surprised to learn recently that Baltimore City's population actually increased.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-bz-balti mo re-population-grows-20130314,0,7688197.story
 
2013-03-14 04:13:27 PM

HeadLever: Some of us raised in the rural areas have a huge connection to the geographical area and the land that we grew up on.


Bingo.

Many of us spend our time and effort looking for a job and scraping by so that we can continue to live in these places.

You lost me here.
 
2013-03-14 04:14:24 PM

vudukungfu:  Kids grow up here in Vermont. Realize they can get paid a lot to teach buffoons to ski on a bunny slope in Colorado, where the slopes are like huge bunny slopes, then find out the rest of the country is paved, and has tons more in the pussy and burger selection department, plus, now weeds' practically legal out there.
We never see them again. If they don't like to ski, they move to Seattle.
If they don't like to bathe, they move to California.
Leaves the state to the old folks.


Having been through there plenty, it's easy to see your point.  I just don't get why it takes the Middlebury kids $200K to figure that out.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-03-14 04:14:34 PM

mcreadyblue: Eventually, low housing prices might draw people back if telecommuting ever becomes mainstream.


As the new idiot CEO of Yahoo is blamed, telecommuting is only for the important people.

For everyone else in the 99.8% it's corporate feudalism.  Wait for the company dorms and the company stores... they're right around the bend again.
 
2013-03-14 04:17:11 PM

HeadLever: dv-ous: It amazes me that so many people are so much more attached to their geographic place than they are to the lifestyle they wanted, the plans they had, their dreams, culture, and the families that abandoned them to live in more civilized parts.

Some of us raised in the rural areas have a huge connection to the geographical area and the land that we grew up on.  Many of us spend our time and effort looking for a job and scraping by so that we can continue to live in these places.

Not everything in life is about status and money when you get to see this out your backdoor regularly.

[mw2.google.com image 500x335]



All I see is COLD!!!!  Brrrrr.....
 
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