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    One is aware of the stereotype of the redneck hillbilly. I never had much belief in it. One of the smartest people I ever knew was a former neighbor who grew up in WV coal country. Never made it passed the 8th grade, worked hard and moved to Chicago as soon as he could. Made a good life for himself.

    I had always rather believed that the ones who stayed were like him but apparently rather the opposite. Brain drain on a massive scale.

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