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Old 11-25-2012, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Okay, I admit it, I stold this from the Retirement Forum but I thought it may be of interest here too. I normally don't put too much credibility in these types of lists but they are kind of fun to read to see if people agree with them or not. So here goes.

What Is The Best Place To Live In America? Pros And Cons For All 50 States

Sorry if it's posted here already. I didn't see it if it has.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Mississippi got a better grade than Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon and Washington.

Just sayin'
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Idaho is the only state to get an "A". According to the site Idaho has a "high concentration of liberty minded individuals." Uh huh.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Lmao such fail.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Pros: it is in better shape than Illinois, good farming, high Amish population
Cons: drought, tornadoes, the city of Gary, relatively high population density, near the New Madrid fault zone, a "rust belt" state
Overall Rating: C-

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH is in better shape than Illinois.
haha this just MADE my day!
Also the city of Gary Indiana doesnt care for.
Give Northwest Indiana back to Chicago/Illinois and Indianapolis will continue to drive our successful state forward.

Oh jesus i cant stop laughing here.

Last edited by Broadrippleguy; 11-25-2012 at 07:45 PM.. Reason: added the ending haha
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE
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Mississippi got a better grade than Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon and Washington.

Just sayin'
Yeah, Mississippi sucks and I live in the part of the state with the least amount of poverty and crime. And yeah, it's warm in the fall and spring (hot and sticky summer), but winters can get as cold as New York City.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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"Florida....Cons: hurricanes, most of the state is barely above sea level, high population density, not enough jobs, multiple nuclear power plants, crime, gang violence, illegal immigration".... C-

C-???? Credibility lost with whoever wrote this.

Hurricanes (acting as if they're a frequent occurrence) last incurred any significant damage 8 years ago (in 2004). NY and NJ meanwhile have had two very significant events in recent years and were not mentioned in their cons. Kind of a major oversight.

Sea level? Big deal, the ocean hasn't been rising and flooding isn't an issue unless there have been major storms, see above.

High population density (ranked 8th for density, 4th for population and 22nd for land mass) is kind of a fail outside of the South Florida metro area and parts of the Tampa Bay area. The rest of the state can hardly be referred to as crowded.

Not enough jobs? (FL is tied for 37th out of the 50 states and DC) Not terrific, but not abysmal as 30 states have unemployment rates near or worse (8% or higher, Florida is at 8.5%) and the national average is sitting at 8%.

Crime? The 4th most populated state has the 8th highest violent crime rate. Brownie points for not being 4th despite being a magnet for career criminals looking for winter warmth.

In terms of gang activity Florida doesn't even crack the top 20 states in terms of gang activity per capita.

Lastly, illegal immigration. Well, duh...as the gateway to the Americas and with such close proximity to countries such as Haiti what are you gonna do. Florida ranks 5th for estimated illegal resident population (338,000) in the 4th most populated state (with over 19,000,000 people) which equates out to around 1/10th of one percent. Hardly what one would call rampant.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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Idaho is the only state to get an "A". According to the site Idaho has a "high concentration of liberty minded individuals." Uh huh.
Clearly this grading system is geared toward the militia-oriented who shack up in places like northern Idaho.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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lol taking this list seriously is an exercise in stupidity

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Lmfao this is seriously funny.
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