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Old 03-31-2020, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Douglas, WY
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Yup. It’s a top three state for overall bad road conditions in the US, as far as I’m concerned. Jarring a coil off a plug? Idk, it was probably ready to give way already. But that’s not to downplay how bad the roads are. They are truly dreadful, though some roads are better than others. A bit like Oklahoma. Your neighbor Indiana is more consistently bad than anywhere I’ve seen in the US, but lacks the abjectly terrible parts of those other states.
Can't argue with that either. My Geology class took a summer trip to Utah to dig up dino bones on our School's claim. The roads in Indiana were absolutely DREADFUL. It was great to get it out of the way so quickly on our trip OUT, but man... Coming back, the last thing we wanted to deal with were the atrocious roads in Indiana in the final leg of the trip. lol
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:13 PM
 
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I mean...as a truck driver I have some reasons to hate Louisiana. The roads are among the worst anywhere and truck stops tend to be run-down.

But the southern part of the state can be charming, really unique vibe. Strong pride in its unique heritage, heck, state law is even based in part in the Napoleonic code. Surprising amount of industry (admittedly mostly related to oil industry).

No, Louisiana isn’t a place I’d necessarily choose to live, but there’s less appealing places than Louisiana.
Evidently you haven't driven on Mississippi rural roads?
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Old 04-21-2020, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Evidently you haven't driven on Mississippi rural roads?

You mean the rural dirt potholes or the luxurious potholes with a cement top between them?
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Old 04-21-2020, 06:58 PM
 
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Maine, north of the greater Portland area, is the cheapest place to buy real estate in New England and probably the whole Northeast of the USA. It is very pretty up there. Winters are long, very cold, and can be grey. Mainers mind their own business. So, if you like cheap real estate, solitude, and lots of freezing weather, Maine is the place.

Maine has the lowest crime rate in the USA, but also has probably the highest poverty rate in New England and the larger Northeast. So, that blows the hole in equating poverty with crime. Mainers prove that you can be poor and not have to steal other people's stuff.
West Virginia is also a high poverty low violent crime rate state. Just because you are poor doesn't mean you have to be a criminal.
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Old 04-22-2020, 03:20 PM
 
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West Virginia is also a high poverty low violent crime rate state. Just because you are poor doesn't mean you have to be a criminal.

Thank you for sharing this observation!


After living in Louisiana and seeing what criminals do to each other here, I have the highest respect for a state where the citizens treat each other fairly.
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Old 04-22-2020, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX, born + raised SF Bay
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Evidently you haven't driven on Mississippi rural roads?
I don’t drive them often enough for them to be top of mind. As a whole, I don’t recall them being that horrible, though I can think of one access road to a paper mill which blew a tire once. The sound coming from a 100psi trailer tire is quite something.
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Old 04-22-2020, 07:16 PM
 
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Maine, north of the greater Portland area, is the cheapest place to buy real estate in New England and probably the whole Northeast of the USA. It is very pretty up there. Winters are long, very cold, and can be grey. Mainers mind their own business. So, if you like cheap real estate, solitude, and lots of freezing weather, Maine is the place.

Maine has the lowest crime rate in the USA, but also has probably the highest poverty rate in New England and the larger Northeast. So, that blows the hole in equating poverty with crime. Mainers prove that you can be poor and not have to steal other people's stuff.
I looked up the cost of living & cost of housing in Maine recently. It's above the national average, so I couldn't afford to live there, since I earned the lower income that comes with a lower COL state (La & TX). Maybe I can vacation there one day. Not in winter.
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Old 04-22-2020, 08:56 PM
 
Location: 78745
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West Virginia is also a high poverty low violent crime rate state. Just because you are poor doesn't mean you have to be a criminal.
Exactly. The states that have the lowest violent crime rates tend to be among the least diverse and the most rural states in the country.
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Old 04-23-2020, 01:53 PM
 
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Exactly. The states that have the lowest violent crime rates tend to be among the least diverse and the most rural states in the country.
If you add rainbows, sprinkles and cartoon characters then a conversation about diversity becomes more appealing.


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Old 08-08-2020, 12:03 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Thank you for sharing this observation!


After living in Louisiana and seeing what criminals do to each other here, I have the highest respect for a state where the citizens treat each other fairly.
As much as I love our state I do have to admit one thing that differentiates us from many other states is the amount of crime and ghettoness that exists even in smaller cities and towns. For example, Alexandria is filled with thugs and gangsters while a city of its size in a state like Tennessee or Ohio or Virginia would be totally safe and filled with God fearing, hardworking salt of the Earth people. Even smaller towns like Clinton, Independence and Amite City have people that act and dress in a very ghetto fashion and who follow the culture and fashions of Chicago and Baltimore rather than that of the rural South. Clinton feels more like a rap video than a country song despite its rural setting. The influence from national hip hop and gangster culture now permeates many small towns and smaller cities in Louisiana.
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