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Old 09-23-2013, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I like the way you broke each list down to the truth. You should do the rest,as I enjoyed how you explained it.
Well, thanks! I can try, but I chose the states I knew the most about. I'll see if I can't look into some others and dig up some actual problems they face.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Real Louisiana problems: Corrupt government, Murder rate across the state, no safe cities, racism, over-baring religion, drug trade, gangs, too much emphasis on tourists and to little on residents, and the destruction of so much forest and wetland for McMansions and industry. Also, in my opinion, homes and food cost too much here.
Yeah, but in all fairness, Louisiana has some BAD points, too.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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Driving in the snow (even a dusting) is like something out of Mad Max here in Virginia.

I'm from NY originally, so for them I'd say taxes. They were crippling.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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I was going to say taxes for NY. Cookie Skoon's list is pretty good and certain issues hit certain areas more than others within the state.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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That list sucks.

Firstly, there is nothing wrong with Mobile homes, porn, being nerdy, being old, or "ugly". In fact I find the "Ugliest state" one to be downright offensive. Whomever made this map is a putz and needs to be slapped.

Further more, let's look at a few of these:

New York: Daily Commute. WHAT!? Maybe downstate in the NYC area. But this is by far not NY's worst problem as a whole. Again, people are only considering NYC.

Real NY problems: Land taxes, crystal meth production, denial of tornadoes, job economy, poverty, and ignoring the poverty.

Louisiana: Gonorrhea. Again, not the worst problem at all. Especially considering that most std's come in from tourists during Mardi-Gras.

Real Louisiana problems: Corrupt government, Murder rate across the state, no safe cities, racism, over-baring religion, drug trade, gangs, too much emphasis on tourists and to little on residents, and the destruction of so much forest and wetland for McMansions and industry. Also, in my opinion, homes and food cost too much here.

New Mexico: Anti-social. ... BOO-FRIGGIN-HOO! Do I even have to explain this one?
You could definitely add drug abuse and disperity in school quality to NY State..... could say the same for every state for these though

For California it should be cost of living and gang membership
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I was going to say taxes for NY. Cookie Skoon's list is pretty good and certain issues hit certain areas more than others within the state.
I do wish that people in the northeast weren't too proud to admit they need help when they do. I know so many people who live like they are in a third world country and yet wish to keep it secret.

That and the state is pretty good at covering the trouble spots when it tries to attract tourism and people.

It's a shame.

I also wish people downstate would stop assuming nobody in NY needs a car. The cost of keeping a vehicle is nuts there.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Warren County, NJ
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Idaho-weakest government influence? That's a bad thing? Isn't that what the founding fathers wanted?
It seems any of the Northeast problems would apply to my home New Jersey. Taxes,worst commute,bad drivers all apply.And let's not forget corruption,and the mob.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Real Louisiana problems: Corrupt government, Murder rate across the state, no safe cities, racism, over-baring religion, drug trade, gangs, too much emphasis on tourists and to little on residents, and the destruction of so much forest and wetland for McMansions and industry. Also, in my opinion, homes and food cost too much here.
We have safe cities lol. There are no gangs where you live, at all, the only place with gangs is Shreveport. The only place with emphasis on tourists is New Orleans and that's because it's a major industry.The rest are typical problems of most states.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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We have safe cities lol. There are no gangs where you live, at all, the only place with gangs is Shreveport. The only place with emphasis on tourists is New Orleans and that's because it's a major industry.The rest are typical problems of most states.
You are dreadfully uninformed.

Every important city in this state has gang activities and has crime rates higher than the national average. Baton Rouge and New Orleans have both been murder capital more than once, and even Lake Charles has been on the top ten list.

Houma is the closest to safe in the state, and still has higher than average property crime.

The drug trade stretches across southern LA. There are break ins and murders even in small towns.

There is no gang in Walker? What do you call the KKK then? A social circle?

Stop being ignorant.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Denver
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You are dreadfully uninformed.

Every important city in this state has gang activities and has crime rates higher than the national average. Baton Rouge and New Orleans have both been murder capital more than once, and even Lake Charles has been on the top ten list.

Houma is the closest to safe in the state, and still has higher than average property crime.

The drug trade stretches across southern LA. There are break ins and murders even in small towns.

There is no gang in Walker? What do you call the KKK then? A social circle?

Stop being ignorant.
No. There are no gangs in south Louisiana, maybe a little influence from Texas in Lake Charles. There are no bloods, crips, Latin Kings, MS13, etc in south Louisiana. Baton Rouge has never been the murder capital. Lafayette is a very safe city, New Orleans has a crime rate lower than the national average. There are break-ins and murders in every county in America. No, the KKK is not a gang, it's barely even active in Louisiana. They still gather in Sorrento but are not a problem.

Stop being dramatic. I have never been a victim of crime in Louisiana yet I have been a victim 3 times in Houston.
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