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Old 07-19-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Germany
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Where The Happiest Americans Are (And Are Not) | Zero Hedge
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Old 07-19-2014, 04:24 PM
 
Location: O.C.
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The happiest five cities are all in Louisiana


hmmmm. Who did this survey? The worst humidity Ive ever been in my entire life was Baton Rogue 3 years ago. 100% humidity and 74 dew point, thought I was gonna die. Tornadoes rolled in the next day, fun stuff. I guess if you are into hot, muggy, rainy weather and strip malls, chain stores and Waffle House, LA is pretty awesome!
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Los Angeles is not hot, muggy and rainy.
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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What an utter load of crap. How does one even begin to gauge collective happiness throughout an entire region? Moving on...
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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Here's my take on this map: people are happier when they have their own personal space and don't have to share everything with others (public transportation, long lines at stores, laundromats)
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Los Angeles is not hot, muggy and rainy.
Mbell meant "LA" as in Louisiana, I always use "LO" to refer to Louisiana since Los Angeles is LA.
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:54 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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I knew I wasn't happy.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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The happiest five cities are all in Louisiana


hmmmm. Who did this survey? The worst humidity Ive ever been in my entire life was Baton Rogue 3 years ago. 100% humidity and 74 dew point, thought I was gonna die. Tornadoes rolled in the next day, fun stuff. I guess if you are into hot, muggy, rainy weather and strip malls, chain stores and Waffle House, LA is pretty awesome!
Cannot agree more. I just moved to Baton Rouge in December and am already planning to move.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:12 PM
 
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The map essentially makes the assertion happiness is inversely proportional to the two-variable index of: population density and cost of living. Orlando area being the the only exception to that trend I could pick up from a hasty look at that map. Extremely simplistic but not all in aggregate inaccurate.

People who exhibit an honest tolerance for higher population density and high cost of living as a rightful opportunity cost to attain whatever good and service they get out of their choice of domicile will of course disagree with the relationship. To each their own.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Denver
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The happiest five cities are all in Louisiana


hmmmm. Who did this survey? The worst humidity Ive ever been in my entire life was Baton Rogue 3 years ago. 100% humidity and 74 dew point, thought I was gonna die. Tornadoes rolled in the next day, fun stuff. I guess if you are into hot, muggy, rainy weather and strip malls, chain stores and Waffle House, LA is pretty awesome!
Tornadoes didn't roll in. We BARELY have tornadoes.
It's very hot, but have you been to New Orleans? People there are happy and it's just as hot and humid. Down around Houma and Thibodeaux are some of the happiest people I've met. Same with Lafayette. It's not about our weather, it's about our entire culture. You don't get it but I wouldn't expect you to.
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Mbell meant "LA" as in Louisiana, I always use "LO" to refer to Louisiana since Los Angeles is LA.
No, Los Angeles is Los Angeles or L.A. Louisiana is LA, probably has been before anyone knew what L.A. was.
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