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Old 04-09-2016, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Further reinforces poor education... football players rarely finish school!
Do you have some verifiable data to back that up ?
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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I grew up in New York state. You ain't seen nothing if you think LA is bad.
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:37 PM
 
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I grew up in New York state. You ain't seen nothing if you think LA is bad.
I lived in DC for 3 years and parts are real bad, too. I agree with you, man, NY is bad.
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Old 04-17-2016, 02:55 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 live in Maine. But I can't afford it. It's very expensive up there. The only way to make it there is to have spent a lifetime up there earning high wages (I assume the pay up there is equally high, compared to the rest of the country). From what I've seen on tv and in movies, it's really pretty there.

Louisiana and some other southern states have a low cost of living. People who are born and work there get paid less than elsewhere, so can't move up north. Northerners, with their higher income and therefore higher lifetime savings, do very well by moving south.

La. does have a high crime rate and very high poverty. But that's partly why there's a low cost of living. The state doesn't spend money to combat crime and further education. It cares about the oil & gas industry and tourist business.
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Old 04-17-2016, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I would love to live in Maine. But I can't afford it. It's very expensive up there. The only way to make it there is to have spent a lifetime up there earning high wages (I assume the pay up there is equally high, compared to the rest of the country). From what I've seen on tv and in movies, it's really pretty there.

Louisiana and some other southern states have a low cost of living. People who are born and work there get paid less than elsewhere, so can't move up north. Northerners, with their higher income and therefore higher lifetime savings, do very well by moving south.

La. does have a high crime rate and very high poverty. But that's partly why there's a low cost of living. The state doesn't spend money to combat crime and further education. It cares about the oil & gas industry and tourist business.
Maine is expensive? I know Montana is but Maine? Rent prices are on par with other mostly rural states.

New Orleans' cost of living is pretty high, probably the most expensive in the south outside of Miami.
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:45 PM
 
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Maine is expensive? I know Montana is but Maine? Rent prices are on par with other mostly rural states.

New Orleans' cost of living is pretty high, probably the most expensive in the south outside of Miami.
The entire Northeast is expensive - Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, etc.

This site is pretty solid for comparing the COL between two locations.

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Old 04-20-2016, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I didn't think Maine was one of those states. Same with NH and VT but I've never looked into it.
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Old 04-20-2016, 02:19 AM
 
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I would agree on the hot sauce and food as the real positives, and you don't have to be there to enjoy them. We bought the hot sauce in every state we ever lived in, and if you're motivated (or have no other choice), it's possible to do some home style cooking that is pretty close to the real thing. There's usually a Popeyes somewhere for the beans and rice too.

It's hard to argue w/ the op's facts. Wow. Funny, I always tell people how much I enjoyed living in N.O. what w/ the food and music and all, but when I think back to the god awful politics, the police, the crime, the lost friends due to violence....then I realize how selective my memories are.
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It's hard to argue w/ the op's facts. Wow. Funny, I always tell people how much I enjoyed living in N.O. what w/ the food and music and all, but when I think back to the god awful politics, the police, the crime, the lost friends due to violence....then I realize how selective my memories are.
Yet still enjoyed it. This is why people continue to live there.
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:10 PM
 
Location: A galaxy, far far away....
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[quote=lookintomove15;38877134]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!![/Q

Even though Louisiana certainly has it's problems( which is a lot). there's also a lot of positive to it. And most of these murderous, poverty stricken, and neighborhoods likely to produce criminals are mostly I defined high crime neighborhoods.
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