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Old 08-31-2012, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Pros and cons of all 50 states...............

What Is The Best Place To Live In America? Pros And Cons For All 50 States
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Wayward Pines,ID
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Sounds good to me, I got the only A!
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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We received a C. Wish we'd scored lower. Keep people out!
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Given the ownership/sponsorship of the blog to which the article is linked ... I chose not to read further. These "best" stories appear almost daily, Certainly weekly. Each holds little value. They're marketing tools by people wanting to sell you something. Ugh!
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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Interesting comments about dust bowl conditions returning, I can see that happening. PHX has had terrible dust storms. Seems most states are in serious trouble...the couple of areas I am focusing on did receive pretty good ratings, so maybe I'm not so far off as I thought.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Given the ownership/sponsorship of the blog to which the article is linked ... I chose not to read further. These "best" stories appear almost daily, Certainly weekly. Each holds little value. They're marketing tools by people wanting to sell you something. Ugh!
It's about the message not the ads that pay for the site. The internet isn't free ya know.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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It was obvious from the cons that this is from a survivalist viewpoint. Very anti-big city and anti-disaster affected the ratings. I'd keep the list in mind as a third, fourth or tenth priority in making any decision.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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LOL Virginia rated a B-. Well shuck my corn (I'm practicing because I'm told we have southern hospitality, and it's our saving grace. Otherwise we would be damned by the geographic evil of having the white house near the northern border of our state. Whew, that was a close one! Having a city on your border is a geographic evil for sure, so I better go round up a mint julep and dust off my lorna doones.

I do love how the big pro in favor of PA is the number of Amish people. Foolish me, and here I've been wasting my time evaluating places based on things like taxes, medical care, debt, etc. I shoulda been taking into account the number of Amish people.

I was as tickled as a hog jowled hog to see West Virginia so highly honored on account of having mountains. It's not every day you see WV getting a high score and lawdy lawdy it deserves this recognition because it's true that those Appalachian mountains are indeed prettier than a glass of sweet tea on a hot August day. Most list makers don't have the fine sensibility to know that having mountains makes up for a few minor little concerns like rampant poverty, problems with health care, unemployment, debt, welfare, life expectancy, etc. At last, a list maker who realizes these problems are peanuts compared to a serious problem such as having the white house within driving distance!

(ps. Don't tell the web site that despite having borders that don't touch any of those icky cities, many people in WV commute to jobs in the evil DC. I know, picky picky picky).

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Old 08-31-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Always consider the source!

Once I noted that the source is the EconomicCollapseBlog, I didn't read any further. To say that website has a biased point of view would be quite an understatement.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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I read the review of Massachusetts and it sounded like some crazy rant. It's all in the eye of the beholder I guess.
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