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Old 12-23-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: just wandering around
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There are over 308 million people in the United States. So they asked less than 1/2 of 1% of the population?

1.3 million is less than 1/2 of 1% of 308 million. 1% is over 3 million, right? So let's say someone came to Fort Myers (pop about 68,000) If you use the same percentage, they would have polled between 250-300 people. Do you call that scientific?
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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Didn't say anything about taking weapons to school. Just read a bit more slowly and you will be able to follow the conversation.
Now WHO was being nasty? If you dish it out, be prepared to take it too.

The thread was about the poll...remember? "Happiest People"...not "kroeran's trailer/chickens/bartering" thread. Your thread died a natural death of boredom, please don't hijack other's and redirect them to a subject of more interest to you. You might be happier on your metaphysics forums where you can fondle your cerebrum to your heart's content.

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Old 12-23-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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There are over 308 million people in the United States. So they asked less than 1/2 of 1% of the population?

1.3 million is less than 1/2 of 1% of 308 million. 1% is over 3 million, right? So let's say someone came to Fort Myers (pop about 68,000) If you use the same percentage, they would have polled between 250-300 people. Do you call that scientific?
lol. . .

I'll take it a step further using your numbers, the average of 250 plus 300 is 275, so if 40% of people lie according to another Zogby poll that would leave 275 minus 40% (110 ) leave us with 165 happy people on this happiness poll Let's use Tiger’s Windermere Islesworth area as the sample, as I am sure they didn't use Jasper, Fl, it would clearly explain the happy people in Florida, however, excluding Tiger and his wife, leaves the total at 163 of happy persons in Florida


For any entity to make such a claim on a happiness poll, it should clearly state how the poll was conducted, what information was collected and what sample of the population (geographical, ethnicity, social status) was polled, hence, jobs, education, crime and social conditions, all are crucial factors that need to be incorporated in order to make such a claim in determining happiness.

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Old 12-23-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: WI
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This associated press poll is hysterical, Happiness is relative thus, no poll can attest to the state of peoples mind. Heck, Florida is rampant with crime, predators and high unemployment, hence leads the nation in foreclosures after CA, how could anyone rank it 3rd in happiness?! People leaving by the thousands to boot. I wonder what information was collected and what part of the population was sampled? Something just doesn't compute. Geez, who believes this malarkey?!!
It was not an AP survey, It was done by the centers of disease control and prevention.

If you would like to read the whole article, just Google....Discovery news Happiest states in America. They tell you more about how the survey was done and you can post more intellectually....Mr.Cold
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Centers of Disease Control and Prevention? I guess this mean I am going to be very sick.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: WI
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Thanks mr cold - is it bad like that in Canada? Goodness - blind people hunt - I can't even say it with a straight face - how could a lawmaker say that out loud and think it sounded okay - 6 yearolds hunting - well I think that borders on child abuse insanity! I'm trying to keep an open mind but it rally is a bit dificult to do so with laws such as these.

@ chaotix - They polled 1.3 million people over all demographic lines - and it appeared the majority found Florida to be a great place - hey it is all in the eye of the beholder. Ur he'll is my heaven.
Ya, I know it's really bizaare But Madison Wi. is the state capital and full of very liberal lawmakers. One blind guy wanted to hunt and claimed the law was discriminating against "sight challenged" People so they made a law that the blind could hunt with certain restrictions. I s__t you not! I'm waiting for them to let them drive Six year olds hunting? same thing, you can't dicriminate!!! Worse this in the world you could do up here!! Mr.Cold
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Boston MA, by way of NYC
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Ok -
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I read Kroeran's posts, and he never said anything about taking weapons to school, only about training school aged kids in the use of small weapons. And as per normal, Mrs. Tommy's post is insulting and uncalled for!
Here's the most disturbing quote in context, Mr Cool. I understand what you're saying about young boys going hunting with dad in rural areas. That's not what is being said here. I'm sure Kroeran isn't really suggesting that kids take guns to school. I just don't understand why he would even say what he said.
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without question, anyone in a trailer would need to evacuate or head to a community shelter.

if its a 5k manufactured home on blocks, and maybe you face a 1/1000 chance of it going in a cane...hopefully you can swing self insurance and have a little stashed away to start over. Being 40 miles from the coast would help too.

a benefit of an RV camper would be the option to drive away.

its all trade offs. land that occasionally floods in east Golden Gate might be nearly free...

do people with rickety houses build tool sheds out of cinder blocks as a safe room in the event of a hurricane they can't outrun?

I'm thinkin a decent RV on rented or cheap bought land...that might be the way to go. If you have kids in the public school system, get them fully trained up in martial arts and small weapons. Try to swing some high deductable emergency health insurance.
http://www.city-data.com/forum/11708985-post6.html
On a more positive note, we had beautiful weather here today.
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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It was not an AP survey, It was done by the centers of disease control and prevention.

If you would like to read the whole article, just Google....Discovery news Happiest states in America. They tell you more about how the survey was done and you can post more intellectually....Mr.Cold

Any entity whether it’s the CDC or any other Governmental Agency that is going to tell me through some deceitful skewed Poll that a State with high crime, highest unemployment rate in the nation, high concentration registered sexual offenders, highest foreclosures in the nation after CA, high taxes, and high insurance rates, etc, etc., all which affect our standard of living is equivalent to “Happiness” is just plain MAD!

Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this one out Mr. Einstein, errrr. . .I mean Mr. Cold.
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Central Fl
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Folks, I think it is obvious now that for some, Florida is great, for others, it is not.
Let's present our views without the name calling, etc....this thread is close to being closed.

Frank
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