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>One of the most white states in the U.S. (94.6%) white
>Voted for Trump more than any other state (68.5% for Trump; 26.4% for Clinton)
>Has tons of Confederate monuments despite having seceded from Virginia to remain in the Union and not join the Confederacy
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Why the FUCK does this g*rmoid give a FUCK about some backwater us state containing 50k people.
Dare I say you are: O B S E S S E D
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It has some of the worst indicators of any state despite having hardly any niggers. A failed society that should be destroyed desu
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>>84253147
Incredibly high use of opioid pain medicine (to the point that the state is suing Pharmaceutical companies for flooding them with enough pills to distribute 300 to each citizen) and heroin that causes thousands of overdoses
sad story tbqh, it’s the story of my home state as well (Pennsylvania) where a loss of jobs and livelihood led to a desire for escape
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It's an utter shithole. Even the most Mexican parts of California are more livable than WV.
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>>84253147
Literal meme state. Used as a synonym for "shithole" in conversation.
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>>84253350
>Even the most Mexican parts of California are more livable than WV.
kill yourself chicano
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>>84253147
The state's economy is based on just one sector - coal mining. Since the end of WWII it has been less and less profitable, so the state has turned into a shithole. The federal government has been trying to improve the situation by giving subsides to the coal mining companies, but it actually causes more harm, because the state is even more dependent on the coal, and the diversification of the economy (the only potential cure) is less beneficial.
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>>84253403
it's true
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>>84253461
"No."
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I was born and raised (and still live) in Algoma, West Virginia.

Ask me anything.
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>>84253147
Wait, according to this map, the most Hispanic and/or Asian a state is, the higher the incidence of anti-black sentiment... Really makes you think...
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>>84253147
I heard it's the only bad State in the North East, yet it's a white State, so I don't understand, it should be as good as New England's States.
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>>84253625
How much drug abuse did you see growing up?
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>>84253746
It's mostly hemmed off by the Appalachian mountains, so imagine Switzerland without the martial or banking culture and shitloads of opioids.
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COUNTRY ROADS, TAKE ME HOME
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>>84253147
>wh*Te state
>It's the worst state
wh*Toids are subhumans
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>>84253746
i think a lot of people were put out of work when obama close all the mines and shit, so now they're full blown 'dey tuk yur jabs" stereotypes
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>>84253746
It's not a bad state at all, just poor. Most of our economy was based on coal mining, which is dwindling now, and we're white so nobody will bail us out.

>>84253783
Quite a bit. Mostly prescription pain medications. It's common throughout central Appalachia but, again, since we're white nobody cares about us.

>>84253809
If I visit NZ, will the locals be friendly to me or make fun of my accent?
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>>84253791
We used to call dumb people "cretins of the Alps" because Alpine people were touched by cretinism, an illness which caused a mental deficiency among Alpine populations. It was due to an iodine deficiency.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretinism
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>>84253895
West Virginia's economy is way better relative to the national average than it was in the 60s or even the 90s. It's no one's fault but the people in West Virginia that you all act like niggers
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>>84253871
Not only that, but the only form of wealth most of them had was their home. When Obama forcibly closed down the mines, he also destroyed the housing markets in those areas which forced pretty much everyone into a lower socioeconomic class than they'd occupied before.

It's tragic desu.
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>>84253871
I personally never worked in a mine, but that's the general consensus around here.

>>84253988
Far as I know we have a pretty low crime rate. I'd rather be here than Chicago or L.A. for certain.
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>>84253625
looks super cosy man

post more photos please?
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it looks comfy

>>84254012
why don't you turn to new industries? you have a lot of wood. maybe ski resorts?
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>>84253895
>If I visit NZ, will the locals be friendly to me or make fun of my accent?

A bit, but as long as you're not a cunt most people will assume you're "one of the good ones"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqceHviNBC4

sad 2bh
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>tfw born in Tennessee
Thought some parts of East Tennessee were bad, but when I went into West Virginia I literally thought I entered a third world country. I'm glad I don't live in poverty in the south, because people down here don't get help.
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>>84253147
White trash: The state. Proof that you don't need a large black population to have a garbage tier society.

Lot's of hardcore drug abuse and poverty in rural areas. Mexican migrants literally leave because it's too shitty.
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>>84254015
West Virginia used to have a low crime rate but not anymore. Above average for assault and burglary, near the average on everything else and getting worse fast. And the lack of blacks means the crime isn't concentrated in one place that can be easily avoided like it elsewhere
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>the whitest state in America is the worst state
Homogeneous societies were a mistake.
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C O M F Y
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>>84254057
The Appalachians used to be part of the same mountain chain as the Scottish highlands so they're not really the sort of place you can ski. There's only snow a handful of days a year.
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>>84254160
It may look comfy but West Virginia has sub-saharan Africa tier quality of life. I'm not joking. Stay away from there.
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>>84254160
The one thing that West Virginia has going for it is that it's easily the most beautiful state east of the Mississippi.
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>someone is probably overdosing on heroin RIGHT NOW in west Virginia
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>>84254186
West Virginia is richer than South Korea
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>>84254186
oh please it has the same gdp per capita as hong kong and hdi around hungary
i'd rather settle there than fucking minnesota or wisconsin
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>>84253147
There are three main types of white southerners.
1. A small minority with power and wealth that are still angry, they lost slaves but were able to keep enough of the generational wealth so that they can pretend to be as respectable as the wealthy people in the north.

2. The vast majority of the poor/lower middle that have it twisted in their head that had it not been for the civil war they would be part of the group in 1

3. A minority but increasing part of the population that actually got an education and are finally rebuilding the south

West Virginia is weird in that they are distinctly category 2. But I believe its because they are poor like other white southerners but are also traitors to the racist so they get looked down by the north and south
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>>84253147
Most of their economy was based on coal mining which is a dying industry and as it dwindles, poverty increases, and many become drug addicts adding to the death and poverty cycle.

It currently has one of the largest drug addiction problems in the country and the government is still trying to act like coal will make a big come back and fix everything, instead of investing in new industries.

It mostly just comes down to having too much of the economy dependent on a single sector. Like Detroit but with White people and coal extraction instead of Blacks and auto manufacturing.
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>>84254260
>>84254269
Say that to the hundreds of people dropping dead from painkillers every month. It's a literal shithole and statistics ain't going to sway truth.
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>>84254051
Sure m80

>>84254057
There's a ski resort in the north called Snowshoe. It's pretty nice.

>>84254082
I've never been out of the country other than when I was in the Army, and I'm autistically obsessed with New Zealand. Any places you recommend to visit?

t. friendly tourist who promises not to wear a fanny pack

>>84254132
>le white trash maymay

>>84254134
Except everything you just said is incorrect.

>As early as 1971, West Virginia’s crime rate was the lowest in the nation, at 1,401.4 crimes per 100,000 people (FBI Uniform Crime Reports). Although the national crime rate peaked in 1980 and has since fallen substantially, West Virginia still had the lowest rate in the nation until 1998. That year, the state’s crime rate reached 2,547.2 crimes per 100,000 people, second-lowest in the nation. Between 1998 and 2010, West Virginia’s crime rate steadily increased to 3,037 crimes per 100,000. West Virginia’s crime rate turned downward again after 2010, decreasing significantly to 2,394 crimes per 100,000 people in 2013. Violent crime decreased by 9.5 and property crime decreased by 12.2 in one year (2012 to 2013).

>Nearly 90 percent of West Virginia crimes are nonviolent, a portion that has not changed much since 1961, although the number of both violent and nonviolent crimes has increased. The most common crime in the state is larceny-theft, accounting for more than 60 percent of offenses in 2013. Murder and non-negligent manslaughter, the least frequent crime in West Virginia, was committed at a rate of 3.3 per 100,000 in 2013, down from a peak 7.4 in 1975. The national average for murder and non-negligent manslaughter was 4.5 per 100,000 in 2013, well above the West Virginia rate.
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>>84254330
Forgot to upload the pic
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>>84254330
Y'all are white trash. You make East Tennessee look bad.
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>>84254292
West Virginia's GDP is 75% of the national average; way higher than it was when coal mining was still the dominant industry there.
>>84254321
No question it's a piece of shit state, but that's only because its residents lack self-control and drive, not because it's poor. It used to be but it's not anymore
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>>84254321
what a shitty argument
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>>84254186

You know what? I don't care what the state's opoid problem is, or that its economy is so deeply tied to a fading industry (coal).

Imagine living in the U.S., and leaving your home and going to work and the store, etc. and not seeing even one black or Latino person all damn day. Sounds like paradise. Plus, West Virginia's scenery is beautiful to boot.
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>>84254355
>>84254355
super cosy man this is the sort of america i wish to visit and get to know
please keep the pics coming in, anything from domestic life to scenery to whatever
i'm in awe of the beauty of the forests
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>>84254186
>>84254198
>>84254321
No need to be so butthurt. It's a nice place, but you wouldn't know because you've never been here.

>>84254387
>No question it's a piece of shit state, but that's only because its residents lack self-control and drive, not because it's poor. It used to be but it's not anymore

There's an opioid issue in many states, but it's not the fault of the people, it's the crooked pharma companies and shitty doctors giving everyone who walks through their door pain medicine.
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>>84254387
Yes, but in areas where mining was prominent there are a lot of people who are now finding themselves in poverty and opioid use is becoming a problem. Even if it's just a fraction of the population living poorly it's still a very big problem if that small fraction is facing actual poverty and hardcore drug issues.

70% of Mexico is middle class and above, but that 30% that is poor still has an enormous impact on the overall well being of the country, see what I mean?
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>>84254407
Literally same tier argument that any leftist will use about anything

>think of muh childrenz droppin dead!

They have no logic so they try to appeal via emotion rather than reason
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>>84254448
We'd be glad to have you
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>>84254609
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Interesting fact - you can sail to West Virginia from the Gulf of Mexico, up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The state has several ports.
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>>84254087
>that depressing scenery
So Wrong Turn is real?
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>thinks the government doesn't help West Virginia because they're white
I here more and more retarded conspiracy theories everyday. How about the fact that pharmaceutical companies are privately owned?
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>>84254660
SO comfy

any examples of west virginian graffiti writers or pieces?

noticed that marine sign in this picture, some marine stickers in the video that was posted before and u mentioned time in the army

is it a big thing for kids from wv to join up?

thanks for this thread man it's super interesting and i'm thankful for your time
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>>84254708
>I here more and more retarded

Lel, the irony

Pharmaceutical companies might be privately owned, but they're tied into the FDA and work hand in hand with the government.

And if you think being majority white has nothing to do with it, how come politicians always talk about helping >muh poor blacks and >muh poor hispanics but rarely mentions the central Appalachians? The region is a problem child, and is the result of regulation and a "pump & dump" scheme by the state to get money and resources from the area and now they're leaving what's left to rot.

Please educate yourself before you try to sound smart on the internet.
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>>84254373
>Y'all
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I want to visit US for a month and just ride in my pickup truck around southern states
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>>84254759
You don't see it much anymore since the production of coal has essentially stopped, but the trains carrying coal used to have some pretty epic graffiti. I wish I had pics of it. Maybe if I ever go exploring around some old depots I can find some cars that have some and make a new thread.

Military service isn't as common as it once was. I just used it to help get me a better job as a civilian. I served in the medical service corps as a radiology specialist and now I work in a hospital doing x-rays, CTs, and MRIs.

>>84254838
We don't even say that in WV. We say "you guys" or "you'uns"
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>>84254923
how do you feel when someone goblin posts you?
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>>84254784
What about when the government dumped crack cocaine into black neighborhoods? Do you think the government seriously gives a single fuck about race? No, they don't.
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>>84254923
We say y'all and yinns in Tennessee. Bigot
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>>84253323
>opiods
fuck i dont blame them, got a concussion in football and was overpresecribed oxies big time. Incredible experience, no hangover just natural feeling happiness with some pleasant warmth/waves of pleasure in my legs. Imagine what your first orgasm felt like
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>>84254609
>>84254636
>>84254644
West Virginia looks very comfy
Looks like it would be a nice place to maybe start a business and settle down.
Might be too far from big towns for my taste though.
Also even though I'm from an area that is 80-90% white im not sure how west virginians might take to me being brown and such. Being from west coast I've just never met many people from the rural east.
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>>84254965
Doesn't bother me one bit.

>>84254982
Nobody cares about niggers though. Crack is way better than what they'd be doing in Africa..

>>84255002
I went to Tennessee on my honeymoon and had a good time 2bh fampai.
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>>84255053
i wouldn't try it lad
you would be like a goblino out of morodor
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>>84255053
I'll be honest, you'll probably get some weird looks and it might be difficult to make friends, but some of the young SJWs might befriend you.
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>>84253625
>>84254057
>>84254160
>>84254355
>>84254609
>>84254636
>>84254644
>>84254660
wtf I love WV now
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>>84254982
i don't think the cia is a part of the government and it was never confirmed anyway.
i think he referred to just social attitudes. like how male victims of rape aren't taken serious whereas female victims are
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>>84255066
>Nobody cares about niggers though

alright guys thread over

op showed his true colors as a dumbass racist redneck hillbilly white trash piece of shit

literally nobody likes youre shitty state so enjoy xanax od
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>>84254784
Half the communists in the media were covering for muh working class for a whole year, pretending West Virginians voted for Trump because they're so oppressed or whatever and not because they don't like the Mexicans
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>>84255076
>that pic
Jesus, i'd stand out harder than a hard nipple in a wet tshirt
kind of scary tbqh

>>84255121
Most of my friends are white so it cant be too hard
Rather not make friends with sjws since they usually cant take the banter, something i like to do with friends
But in the end i dont mind.

Also if you dont mind me asking, isnt joe manchin one of your guys' senators? How'd a democrat end up in a senate position in a state like yours? Kinda mystified me.
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>>84255146
>i don't think the cia is a part of the government and it was never confirmed anyway
They still get $44,000,000,000 of our alleged tax dollars every year and people don't know it. Suckers.
>>84255162
This is why no one likes southerners. We have this false stereotype of hospitality when we bring up prejudice at totally random while complaining about the government not giving us gibs like niggers do. I have really had it with these inbred trash ruining my people's reputation.
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>>84255076
>1 black
Like a needle in a haystack.
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>>84253147
Used to be a Democratic stronghold, then Democrats fucked them over with regulations on coal because "we umm like umm need solar power and umm coal is icky and gross". Now they are Republican out of spite.

West Virginia is the most punished state in the Union.
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>>84253907
Interesting
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>>84256093
It used to be a Democratic stronghold because it used to be heavily unionized and really poor. Now it's neither but still very white and with low education levels so it votes GOP
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>>84255162
>>84255324
Someday both of you will die horribly
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>>84256152
It votes GOP because the Democrats fucked it over you shitposting cretin, the only "educated people" that vote Democrat are cretins like yourself that thought getting a degree in English for 100,000 dollars was a good idea proving that you're a fucking retard.
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>>84253521
not same guy but you are in denial

as a person from wv, it sucks ass
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>>84256211
West Virginia's economy is better than it's ever been. Google it. It's not Al Gore's fault the people in your state can't say no when someone offers them oxy
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>>84255076
>>84254965
>race
>hispanic
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>>84254330
>Not even in the top 20 safest states
lel fucking nigger-infested NY is safer than you
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>>84255139
Yeah WV without WVans looks cool.
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>>84256414
West Virginia's a bit safer than the national average still. But the trend is terrible; violence is still declining rapidly in most places but not there
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>>84253895
>nobody will bail us out
Except that Obamacare and other Obama era policies sought to help WV.
There was also ideas floating around to transition WV into greener energy production, to insure a better future.

But, you guys doubled down on coal. Republicans are all about cutting costs, so you aren't getting help in at least 3 to 4 more years.
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>>84254982
>What about when the government dumped crack cocaine into black neighborhoods?
When did this happen? I continue to hear this shit but never find anything on it.
Nothing but rumors.

>>>84254784
60 minutes already made a report on how the FDA and FBI have their hand tied. The pharma lobby has made it hard for them to stomp down the sales of the big pharma.

Just read on Tom Marino and the pack of scum that are ruining this country.




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