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Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member16 Jun 2017 2:03 p.m. PST

. . .where else?


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

I'm sure most of those asked have never been out of a city.

PS. Ask that same genius bunch where babyback ribs come from. Or baby oil.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 3:52 a.m. PST

nationally representative online survey

About one in six Americans don't use the Internet. It's roughly one in four for rural areas. One in one Americans who has any sense whatsoever would never fill out an unsolicited survey, which works out to about two in three. Part of that roughly two in three is one in three Americans who has access and uses the Internet only use it for a small, focused set of perfunctory tasks.

Personal logo nvdoyle Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 12:20 p.m. PST


Did I guess right? I really want to win that car!

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member17 Jun 2017 2:24 p.m. PST

I saw this on the news the other day and chuckled. I live in south central PA. You can't throw a cow patty without hitting a cornfield or grazing pasture. The chocolate milk thing is a standard joke in these parts.

We were on our way home from a family picnic last weekend and my 16 year old son saw a mostly white cow in a field. He wanted me to go back and kidnap it because he likes vanilla flavored milk and vanilla milkshakes.

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member18 Jun 2017 9:36 a.m. PST

Granted, British children not American adults, but:


'Cheese comes from plants, tomatoes grow underground and fish fingers are made of chicken, according to many young children quizzed on their knowledge of where food comes from.'

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2017 11:53 a.m. PST

Lol. Wow!

Let's see now … I had a small number of egg-laying chickens (50-75) in the highlands of Puerto Rico until I was around 9 years of age. And I killed and cleaned my first chicken when I was 6 or so. I even helped cook it, though I honestly didn't enjoy eating that first one so much. :)

I learned to treat animals gently and to understand the inevitability of injuries, aging and death. After a hurricane injured several of them, I learned to nurse many back to health with round the clock care.

And when times were tough and we had to kill one or two of them, I learned that though their death was necessary for our survival it was no excuse to make them suffer.

To this day, when I tell that story to my city-raised nieces and nephews and their friends they come back with the oddest and most illogical comments I've ever heard. It's like they all spew the same lines over and over from some common source.

Yeah, kids definitely need to be exposed to reality more, and they need to do so early in life*. But parents today seem to think none of that is appropriate for a child. No wonder there is so much prolonged adolescence and an unrealistic sense of entitlement among the urban young.

* Field trips to the country (to truly see the the handling of livestock, produce and food preparation establishments) might help them develop an appreciation for what it really takes to feed their evergrowing bodies.

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member20 Jun 2017 1:21 p.m. PST

Dad kept rabbits during the war – for food. We kept hens when I was a kid (and adult) I would come home from school and first would be to check for new laid eggs – and if I got one it was cooked straight away, boiled or fried. Got a few stories of those days that modern generations would either not believe or not want to hear…

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