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Old 09-28-2013, 09:07 PM
 
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Here is the list with a few comments in blue.

1. Alabama: highest rate of stroke (3.8%) (tied with Oklahoma)

2. Alaska: highest suicide rate (23.6 suicides per 100,000 people in 2004)

3. Arizona: highest rate of alcoholism (apparently while they send us all their Ice Tea, they are keeping the good stuff for themselves)

4. Arkansas: worst average credit score (636). (don't use credit cards at Walmart)

5. California: most air pollution (15.2 micrograms per cubic meter)

6. Colorado: highest rate of cocaine use per capita (3.9% total population)

7. Connecticut: highest rate of breast cancer.

8. Delaware: highest abortion rate (27 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44)

9. Florida: highest rate of identity theft (122.3 reports per 100,000 people)

10. Georgia: sickly based on highest rate of influenza (when the Devil went down to Georgia - even he got the Flu)

11. Hawaii –highest cost of living (tied with California). (Does high COL have something to do with big waves and surfing!)

12. Idaho – lowest level of Congressional clout.

13. Illinois: highest rate of robbery (284.7 incidences per 100,000 people)

14. Indiana: rated the most environmentally unfriendly by NMI solutions Source.

15. Iowa: highest percentage of people age 85 and older (1.8 percent) (tied with three other states) Source. (Maybe people live longer in Iowa - is this really a bad thing?)

16. Kansas: poorest health based on highest average number of limited activity days per month (3.5 days).

17. Kentucky: most cancer deaths (227 per 100,000 people) (BONUS fact: Kentucky also has the highest rate of tobacco smokers – 25.6%)

18. Louisiana: highest rate of gonorrhea (264.4 reported cases per 100,000 people).

19. Maine: dumbest state claim based on lowest average SAT score (1389). (If Maine is both dumb and infertile (see Vermont below), perhaps that's a good thing. However all kidding aside, I seriously believe that Maine is by far not the dumbest state)

20. Maryland: highest rate of AIDS diagnosis (27.6 people per 100,000 people). (surprising)

21. Massachusetts: worst drivers claim based on highest rate of auto accidents. (less surprising)

22. Michigan: highest unemployment rate (13.6%) (thank you Fed government and your "Free Trade" )

23. Minnesota: highest number of reported tornadoes (123 in 2010). (is this normal or just for 2010?)

24. Mississippi: highest rate of obesity (35.3% of total population) (The State is not named after the Big River for nothing. )

BONUS facts: Mississippi ranks last in the most number of categories. These include highest rate of child poverty (31.9%), highest rate of infant mortality (10.3%) lowest median household income ($35,078), highest teen birth rate (71.9 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19) and highest overall rate of STDs.

25. Missouri: highest rate of bankruptcy (700 out of every 100,000 people).

26. Montana: highest rate of drunk driving deaths (1.12 deaths per 100 million miles driven).

27. Nebraska: highest rate of women murdered annually (very surprising and sad)

28. Nevada: highest rate violent crime (702.2 offenses per 100,000 people). BONUS fact: Nevada also has the highest rate of foreclosure (one in 99 houses).

29. New Hampshire: highest rate of corporate taxes.

30. New Jersey: highest rate of citizen taxation (11.8%).

31. New Mexico: antisocial claim based on lowest ranking in social heath policies. (THIS is the dumbest claim on this list)

32. New York: longest average daily commute (30.6 minutes). (Umm Taxes, COL??? LINative can think of worse things then the daily commute !)

33. North Carolina: lowest average teacher salary

34. North Dakota: ranked last in ugliest residents report as chosen by The Daily Beast. ( Another dumb one)

35. Ohio: nerdiest state claim based on highest number of library visits per capita (6.9). ( That would be Vermont. See Vermont below ?)

36. Oklahoma: highest rate of female incarceration (gotta keep them in the kitchen somehow )

37. Oregon: highest rate of long-term homeless people (send them back to California)

38. Pennsylvania: highest rate of arson deaths (55.56 annually). ("Penns Woods" Land of underground mine fires)

39. Rhode Island: highest rate of illicit drug use (12.5% of population). (gotta be big in something - might as well be something you enjoy )

40. South Carolina: highest percentage of mobile homes (18.8%).

41. South Dakota: highest rate of forcible rape 76.5 per 100,000 (what is it with the Plain states?)

42. Tennessee: chosen most corrupt state by The Daily Beast. (surprising)

43. Texas: lowest high school graduation rate (78.3%). (less surprising)

44. Utah: highest rate of of online porn subscriptions. ( )

45. Vermont: infertility claim based on lowest birth rate of any state (10.6 births per 1,000) (tied with Maine).

46. Virginia: highest number of alcohol-related motorcyle deaths. (Is this the most interesting thing they could find? Also spell motorcycle correctly you fools. ? )

47. Washington: most cases of bestiality (4 reported in 2010). (must be all those "Twilight" werewolves )

48. West Virginia: highest rate of heart attack (6.5 percent of population) (surprising)

49. Wisconsin: highest rate of binge drinking (23.2 percent of population) (less surprising)

50. Wyoming: highest rate of deadly car crashes (24.6 deaths per 100,000)

Bad data. The unemployment rate in Michigan is not 13.6%
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: IN
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Not to say Nebraska's problem isn't bad (and surprisingly a lot of Women do get murdered here. Remember the movie "Boys Don't Cry" that took place in Nebraska and was based off of the Tina Brandon Murder).

Anyway, i'd say the biggest problem is that we have high taxes, at least in my opinion. Compared to states like Iowa and South Dakota we have high taxes, which I don't get since were probably the most Republican state in the Midwest.
Nebraska is mostly Neo-Conservative Republican. These Republicans generally favor spending more money on the military industrial complex, support agriculture subsidies, and complain about "large" government when Nebraska receives more federal dollars than it contributes, therefore is a "net receiver" state. Nebraska also has a much larger number of Social Conservatives compared to many other states, therefore it has a much younger than average population as a whole (where the majority of the populace resides) and is therefore more likely to support local amendments to increasing funding and spending on schools. Nebraska, demographically, is now way out of the mainstream compared to most states in the US, whereas that wasn't the case 10-20 years ago.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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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.

There were parts of the Utica region that looked like Mogadishu. Collapsed buildings, missing segments of road, abandoned cars etc.

I bought my first gun when I moved there and it saw use.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Outer Space
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The worst thing about WA is the high cost of living and related to that, the astronomical cost of liquor. I was in Germany recently and forgot how cheap liquor could really be *sniff*.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Everything outside the bastions of civilization that are its 3 major cities: Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati. I'll leave out the Eastern counties bordering PA because of their natural beauty. Oh, also the gerrymandering makes me mad.
Nice. Ohio is what the 6th or so most populated state. It's full of people yet the only people you deem worthy live in three cities. I guess I am scum because I grew up in a suburb of Toledo, not the Mistake-on-the-Lake.

Montana does have a lot of drunk drivers but every time I read about a drunken driving fatality in the paper, it always comes with the caveat that the deceased wasn't wearing their seatbelt. I think that is a major factor in our high fatality rate.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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My current state of West Virginia has the highest heart attack rate. My former state of Maryland has the highest AIDS rate. Comparing these two things, West Virginia is much better. Oh yes and in Maryland, especially Baltimore, many people are shot and killed before they have a chance to get cancer or a heart attack. Just like the heart attack rate in Iraq is very low.

The worst things about Maryland are the liberal government, illegal immigration, and the fact that 3 liberal jurisdictions control the government and force their views on the rest of the state which screws over the rural areas economically and culturally. I especially hate Maryland's gun control laws and "smart growth" restrictions. There is also a lot of violent crime in many urban areas, especially Baltimore. In Maryland I had to live in a gated community to feel secure even owning a gun, while in West Virginia I now live in a semi rural area and feel safe, with no ghetto or illegal immigrants nearby.

In West Virginia I think the gas tax is too high, and it snows too much in MOST of the state. Charleston actually isn't too snowbound but it changes as you go up in the mountains.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I don't know why it says Idaho has the weakest congressional clout. It has two Senators, as does California with much more population. And some of these other measures don't make sense. There is nothing wrong with visiting the library a lot, if anthing that's positive and shows people in Ohio care about knowledge and education. And mobile homes in South Carolina , many mobile homes are nicer than a lot of urban apartments. Nevada's stats are skewed by the fact that 80% of the people live in the urban Las Vegas area cause the desert is almost empty of people. But Las Vegas is better than a lot of other cities in other states if you compare city with city. The violent crime rate in Baltimore is many times worse than Vegas, but Maryland has rural areas and small towns where there is no crime which balances out the stats.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:40 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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The worst thing about Maryland is the traffic in certain areas - like the beltway around Washington, D.C.

But even the bad traffic is avoidable much of the time if you limit your driving to certain hours or know the inside roads.

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Old 11-11-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Dique Utah said "porn usage"

If their biggest problem is porn usage, then either;

a) Utah is the best place to live on Earth, devoid of any crime, depression, or poverty
b) Utah is full of perverts who can't put the computer mouse down
c) Utah is full of religious wingnuts who think that porn is worse than crime, depression, or poverty
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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Dique Utah said "porn usage"

If their biggest problem is porn usage, then either;

a) Utah is the best place to live on Earth, devoid of any crime, depression, or poverty
b) Utah is full of perverts who can't put the computer mouse down
c) Utah is full of religious wingnuts who think that porn is worse than crime, depression, or poverty
I'm guessing C.
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