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Are many rural areas on the brink of collapse?

seems like many are at a tipping point, where they have a ve...
...,.........,......,...,....,....
  09/21/17
"collapse" isn't really the right concept. they t...
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below knee amputee [BKA]
  09/21/17
Cr. It's a sad slow death. Another big problem is the closur...
cannon
  09/21/17
i dont see it as sad, i see it as natural. population growth...
Middle-Class Miracle
  09/21/17
hmmm, because there are zero obstacles to urban living, part...
the challenge of a heterosexual relationship
  09/21/17
huh?
Middle-Class Miracle
  09/21/17
cities are already too big and promote atomized, hedonistic ...
the challenge of a heterosexual relationship
  09/21/17
I see it as sad to the extent that the people whose families...
cannon
  09/21/17
idk man, i wouldnt glorify this shit. their distant kin shov...
Middle-Class Miracle
  09/21/17
Lol this is ridiculous. Medical expenses are kept artificia...
the walter white of this generation (walt jr.)
  09/21/17
wtf are you talking about?
Middle-Class Miracle
  09/21/17
i'm running maf shtick. are you not gonna engage, faggot?
the walter white of this generation (walt jr.)
  09/21/17
HEY MAN FUCK YOU! *puffs out chest*
Middle-Class Miracle
  09/21/17
Now we got subthread!
the walter white of this generation (walt jr.)
  09/21/17
Wow how can u be so retarded
elite.pedophile
  09/22/17
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elite.pedophile
  09/22/17
jesus, that sounds even more depressing than Detroit.
......,..,.,.,....
  09/21/17
Look at declines in white longevity. First time that's ever ...
gibberish
  09/21/17
Why wouldn't this happen though? Gen X has no reason to live...
cowgod
  09/21/17
In 100 years, most small towns in the US will be ruins
Belisarius
  09/21/17
much sooner than that
Middle-Class Miracle
  09/21/17
Nah, it's only a matter of time before either terrorists get...
the walter white of this generation (walt jr.)
  09/21/17
Smug liberals and "migrants" dying by the millions...
Diane Rehm talking dirty
  09/22/17
They hit rock bottom i'd say around 3-4 years ago. Things ar...
Frank Lloyd Wrong
  09/21/17
We have a winner.
t. beckersted
  09/22/17
I hope this is the case
cannon
  09/22/17
Some rural towns will be saved by the self driving car when ...
CortezPeters
  09/22/17
I find it sad too, though others don't seem to be concerned....
cannon
  09/22/17
Yea there is a quote somewhere that is basically "we sh...
CortezPeters
  09/22/17
I am considering moving back to the country and fortifying s...
and when i started to squeeze the bar brother
  09/22/17
Meth and or heroin have already wiped most of these places o...
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Date: September 21st, 2017 5:54 PM
Author: ...,.........,......,...,....,....


seems like many are at a tipping point, where they have a very large aging boomer population, with few people to replace them and nobody moving in. will there just be ghost towns spread across the rust belt, etc.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34262889)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 5:58 PM
Author: ,.,..,.,..,.,.,.,..,.,.,,..,..,.,,..,.,,.


"collapse" isn't really the right concept. they tend to die quietly. properties and stuff gradually gets abandoned. there is no dramatic implosion; there is just a gradual decline and dropping-off. certain roads that don't have enough residents anymore are turned to gravel to save maintenance costs, that sort of thing. certain power lines might not ever get repaired if a storm brings them down. there's just no demand.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34262935)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 6:01 PM
Author: below knee amputee [BKA]



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34262949)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 6:42 PM
Author: cannon

Cr. It's a sad slow death. Another big problem is the closure of rural hospitals. Many of these areas will be an hour or more from an ER.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263209)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 6:45 PM
Author: Middle-Class Miracle (Pederastrian)

i dont see it as sad, i see it as natural. population growth is straining infrastructure and urbanization can help alleviate some of this strain

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263233)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 6:47 PM
Author: the challenge of a heterosexual relationship

hmmm, because there are zero obstacles to urban living, particularly in most western nations...

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263247)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 6:49 PM
Author: Middle-Class Miracle (Pederastrian)

huh?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263259)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 7:13 PM
Author: the challenge of a heterosexual relationship

cities are already too big and promote atomized, hedonistic lifestyles that create population crashes. add in the fact that a violent underclass makes them unappealing to all but the top decile of earners and the obstacles to neo-urbanism are tall, perhaps insurmountable.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263408)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 6:53 PM
Author: cannon

I see it as sad to the extent that the people whose families have been there for generations have to leave even though they would prefer to stay.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263284)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 6:55 PM
Author: Middle-Class Miracle (Pederastrian)

idk man, i wouldnt glorify this shit. their distant kin shoved off from a place once, and now it's happening again, and not without reason

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263290)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 6:57 PM
Author: the walter white of this generation (walt jr.)

Lol this is ridiculous. Medical expenses are kept artificially high by government subsidization of research and our egalitarian views toward treatment. "Oh look! A pill that raises treatment effectiveness from 84% to 87% for some patients! And it only costs 73x the price of the old pill from 1958! Time to adopt a new gold-standard for use in every hospital in America!"

Quit developing that horseshit.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263308)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 6:58 PM
Author: Middle-Class Miracle (Pederastrian)

wtf are you talking about?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263314)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 7:00 PM
Author: the walter white of this generation (walt jr.)

i'm running maf shtick. are you not gonna engage, faggot?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263324)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 7:01 PM
Author: Middle-Class Miracle (Pederastrian)

HEY MAN FUCK YOU!

*puffs out chest*

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263332)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 7:03 PM
Author: the walter white of this generation (walt jr.)

Now we got subthread!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263346)



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Date: September 22nd, 2017 1:12 PM
Author: elite.pedophile

Wow how can u be so retarded

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34268997)



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Date: September 22nd, 2017 1:12 PM
Author: elite.pedophile



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34269000)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 8:07 PM
Author: ......,..,.,.,....

jesus, that sounds even more depressing than Detroit.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263879)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 6:59 PM
Author: gibberish

Look at declines in white longevity. First time that's ever happened to ANY cohort in first world country. Thanks obeezy!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263316)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 7:11 PM
Author: cowgod (theimmigrant@live.com)

Why wouldn't this happen though? Gen X has no reason to live. Read between the lines.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263399)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 7:23 PM
Author: Belisarius

In 100 years, most small towns in the US will be ruins

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263477)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 7:24 PM
Author: Middle-Class Miracle (Pederastrian)

much sooner than that

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263483)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 7:25 PM
Author: the walter white of this generation (walt jr.)

Nah, it's only a matter of time before either terrorists get nukes or NK/Iran starts nukin'.

After 2 or 3 major cities get hit, there'll be a mass exodus from all cities and a reruralization of the nation.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34263494)



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Date: September 22nd, 2017 2:06 PM
Author: Diane Rehm talking dirty (/dev/null)

Smug liberals and "migrants" dying by the millions!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34269278)



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Date: September 21st, 2017 10:49 PM
Author: Frank Lloyd Wrong

They hit rock bottom i'd say around 3-4 years ago. Things are looking up now, I have noticed a lot of people are moving back to these areas for the low cost of living and lack of traffic, crime etc. as more people get the ability to work remotely this will increase

Lots of gen xers who are fleeing cities now that their kids are old enough for public school

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34265178)



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Date: September 22nd, 2017 2:34 AM
Author: t. beckersted

We have a winner.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34266286)



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Date: September 22nd, 2017 1:16 PM
Author: cannon

I hope this is the case

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34269024)



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Date: September 22nd, 2017 2:23 PM
Author: CortezPeters

Some rural towns will be saved by the self driving car when it occurs. But probably only those within a 90 mile drives of a tertiary city. But most will slowly fade away, while nature reclaims the buildings. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

I'm from a small town so I find it sad. But GC waits for no man.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34269405)



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Date: September 22nd, 2017 2:28 PM
Author: cannon

I find it sad too, though others don't seem to be concerned. There was a new article today about how hospital closings are killing rural areas

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hospital-crisis-killing-rural-communities-090116288.html

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34269446)



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Date: September 22nd, 2017 2:31 PM
Author: CortezPeters

Yea there is a quote somewhere that is basically "we should be as efficient as needed but no more; all the beauty in humanity - family, home, art, are all inefficient" or something along those lines. I think that applies to rural America, family farms, etc.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34269477)



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Date: September 22nd, 2017 2:29 PM
Author: and when i started to squeeze the bar brother (http://youtu.be/sqLsqHctThU)

I am considering moving back to the country and fortifying self on family land. Encourage other family members to go back and we can pool our resources. Just have to convince wife to abandon rootless cosmopolitanism

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34269452)



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Date: September 22nd, 2017 2:33 PM
Author: ;;;;;;...;;;;;..;;

Meth and or heroin have already wiped most of these places out

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3739199&forum_id=2#34269495)