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Old 03-26-2015, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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a lot of those categories arent very telling though, as crime is getting very bad everywhere, roads are deteriorating everywhere and the middle class is drying up. The thing Louisiana has going for it is 1. a lot of culture with unique art, music, and great food which keeps it continuously interesting and 2. really great optimistic people who will do anything to help each other out.
A lot of states have better stats but are way more boring places to actually live.
I agree I love LA culture and most of what you wrote but crime is not that bad in Kentucky. We have a lot of poverty but our crime in our cities are not bad on national average. So crime is not bad everywhere. I do agree LA has a more interesting culture to be than a lot of other states but thats purely subjective.
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:06 PM
 
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So, here we have this s*!thole of a state. Who in the hell would want to live in this dump of Louisiana??

It has the nation's highest murder rate -

Why Is The Murder Rate High In Louisiana - Business Insider

It has the nation's and the WORLD'S highest incarceration rate -

Louisiana is the world's prison capital | NOLA.com

It's among the worst of all states in it's mortality rate -

12 Deadliest States With The Highest Mortality Rates - Insider Monkey

And it's poverty rate is off the charts -

Poverty rate stuck at record 46.5 million; Louisiana has 2nd highest rate

I think a better state to live in instead of Louisiana would be like Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine!!
I would love to move to the northeast, but it's uber expensive! I can't afford it. Plus the economy is bad, so jobs are scarce. I researched it. I can't even afford to buy a decent house in Maine. I also read that Mainers are not welcoming to strangers.

Louisiana, OTOH, has the second to lowest property tax rate in the country. It also has some of the best music in the country. Don't forget that jazz comes from New Orleans. If you don't live next to a chemical plant or oil refinery, and you don't eat too much of that wonderful food, your health should be fine. If you don't break laws, you won't end up in prison!
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:11 AM
 
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It has the nation's and the WORLD'S highest incarceration rate -

Louisiana is the world's prison capital | NOLA.com
Let me go on record and say that I am proud we lock up evil.

Got an issue with that? Talk to the hand!
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:20 AM
 
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Let me go on record and say that I am proud we lock up evil.

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I'm with you on that!
The bigger problem though is why theres soooo much ignorant evil in Louisiana. I'm going with the f-ed up education system and welfare system holding people back from bettering themselves.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Bowie but New Orleans born and bred
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I would love to move to the northeast, but it's uber expensive! I can't afford it. Plus the economy is bad, so jobs are scarce. I researched it. I can't even afford to buy a decent house in Maine. I also read that Mainers are not welcoming to strangers.

Louisiana, OTOH, has the second to lowest property tax rate in the country. It also has some of the best music in the country. Don't forget that jazz comes from New Orleans. If you don't live next to a chemical plant or oil refinery, and you don't eat too much of that wonderful food, your health should be fine. If you don't break laws, you won't end up in prison!
It depends on the job sector. IT jobs are plentiful in the northeast/mid-atlantic compared to most of the south. That's one of the reasons I finally left LA. The cost of living is higher in the northeast, but so are salaries for white collar jobs to account for that.
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Old 03-28-2015, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Let me go on record and say that I am proud we lock up evil.

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Evil?

Victimless crimes are not evil.

Way too much money is spent prosecuting victimless crimes.
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:04 PM
 
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Wish we'd lock up more crooked politicians at Angola. Do that and you'd probably see a dramatic decrease in corruption. But we have a tendency to send them to penal country club prisons. BTW.... a huge number of incarcerated folks in Louisiana are for non-violent drug crimes that often get harsher sentences than DUI / Vehicular Homicide or Violent Crimes even. And we have a tendency to railroad folks who don't get a fair shake at trial. That's a real evil too!

BTW...Hope you and your "hand" have a happy, blissfully ignorant life!

Ex-prosecutor to wrongfully convicted man: 'I apologize'
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:02 PM
 
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I don't understand the point of this thread. Just because you don't like the state doesn't mean its the worst state...well except to you maybe. It doesn't seem any different than anywhere else. All states have a good and bad. How does a state having a high obesity rate stop you from visiting or living here and enjoying it. Just because that's what the stats say doesn't mean it has to become true for you.

People coming to this forum to find good info and this is the first thing they see smh.
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Louisiana! Home of good food, Culture and Mardi Gras. Imo I love Louisiana, it's a great state to visit and have fun in. As far as crime, I wouldn't worry about it. Using common since is the best way to stay out of trouble plus national crime rate isn't any where near what it was during the 1990's.
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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So, here we have this s*!thole of a state. Who in the hell would want to live in this dump of Louisiana??
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