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Men of Geography

A group for all professional (and amateur) geographers and those who appreciate geography.

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Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2016

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Why is geogrphy no longer taught in school?

Started by David Arbogast. Last reply by David Arbogast Aug 26, 2013. 8 Replies

When I was a wee lad geography was one of the great classes in my life.  I did not have the most inspiring teachers, but the subject caught and held my interest, and still does.I have been shocked…Continue

How did you become a geographer?

Started by Vladislav. Last reply by L.F. Mendonza Aug 26, 2013. 11 Replies

I am interested to hear stories of how people discovered their calling as geographers.  I was in a graduate level geography course once and when the teacher asked how many students started college as…Continue

Fun Maps

Started by Ryan Miller. Last reply by L.F. Mendonza Aug 18, 2013. 3 Replies

Does anyone have any fun or interesting maps that they'd like to share?  I know it's kinda cliche' for geographers to have a lot of maps, but I have some that are pretty fun

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Comment by Lumpy52403 on August 30, 2013 at 5:47pm

Hey, brothers.  I joined this group because I've been fascinated by maps since I was a kid.  I think my interest in geography started when my parents ran a trucking company during my childhood years, so I learned to read a road atlas at an early age.  I think I can still name the county seat of all 120 counties in Kentucky (my home state).

Comment by Pete Noy on April 21, 2010 at 2:35am
True that Luke. Plus the chicks dig it!!!
 

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The Cost Disease

[I]n the past fifty years, education costs have doubled, college costs have dectupled, health insurance costs have dectupled, subway costs have at least dectupled, and housing costs have increased by about fifty percent. US health care costs about four times as much as equivalent health care in other First World countries; US subways cost about eight times as much as equivalent subways in other First World countries...[A]ll of the numbers above are inflation-adjusted....And this is especially…See More
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Sir replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
""Jewish person": one modern wordsmithing technique is to emphasize the person not the grouping. Jewish person, not Jew; person with Down syndrome, not Mongoloid; child with special needs, not cripple (ack). It's hard for me to see a…"
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Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Yeah I understand it, just wanted to point out that semantic shifts have happened with the Jewish race as well. Also, it's probably more justified than the other shifts for the reasons you mentioned, except for maybe the word negro."
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Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"And that's totally understandable. But that doesn't mean you may not be subject to social repercussions, even if misguided. Buck the system all you want, but it is much more likely to hurt you, than the system. I choose to pick my battles…"
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Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"It has to do with how it is used.  A non-jewish person saying "Oh, you know Peter, he's a real Jew..." often carries some negative connotations. The way the term has been used by some, nearly puts in in a pejorative category -…"
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Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"That's true, but I do think it's noteworthy that some people get their feathers ruffled when you say "Jew," the noun. Now it's "Jewish person.""
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Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Censoring, in some cases, is a strong word. But it is a strong word when it applies to political correctness as well. At the least, those fixated on being PC will shut you out or label you for using the word that isn't "in," or…"
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