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Old 11-12-2014, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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When I lurk through the other state topics, you guys are the only ones who are actually talking about how terrible your state is.

You guys are the only ones.

Not a single mod is taking up for your state either.
(i.e boasting how wonderful the state is, blah, blah, blah)

Mississippi must be absolutely terrible...even the mod's gave up hope.
I'm an out-of-stater. I got nothing but good to say.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:37 PM
 
Location: The South
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Originally Posted by 702216 View Post
When I lurk through the other state topics, you guys are the only ones who are actually talking about how terrible your state is.

You guys are the only ones.

Not a single mod is taking up for your state either.
(i.e boasting how wonderful the state is, blah, blah, blah)

Mississippi must be absolutely terrible...even the mod's gave up hope.

Yes, you are right. Mississippi and for that matter all of the Southern states are just absolutely terrible. Please stay in whatever wonderful state you are now in. Don't even visit, you won't like it.
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Yes, you are right. Mississippi and for that matter all of the Southern states are just absolutely terrible. Please stay in whatever wonderful state you are now in. Don't even visit, you won't like it.
Or he could go to New Jersey. Read what the natives have to say about it...

//www.city-data.com/forum/new-j...nancially.html

But he won't go there either. The guy's a career whiner. Read his back posts and see where he can't stand living in Arizona, either.
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Originally Posted by 702216 View Post
When I lurk through the other state topics, you guys are the only ones who are actually talking about how terrible your state is.

You guys are the only ones.

Not a single mod is taking up for your state either.
(i.e boasting how wonderful the state is, blah, blah, blah)

Mississippi must be absolutely terrible...even the mod's gave up hope.
Moderators moderate, that's all.

It is a pretty bad place to live for most people, but of course locals are going to have a sweet spot for home. But you can find everything Mississippi offers (hunting, fishing, low taxes) in other states that offer what Mississippi doesn't (better infrastructure, moderate politics, variety).
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Old 11-14-2014, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Bogus stats, unless physicians faxing our weight info straight to government, s violation of HIPA laws. Government probably defines obese as 10_ lbs overweight. I never seen that many truly obese people anywhere. No way are 33 percent obese in anynstate.
Hospitals/physicians do report these numbers and that isn't a violation of HIPA laws. They are allowed to report overall statistics and it isn't a violation unless specifics are given. These numbers are very important for research among other things. They can report on anything from HIV infection rates to the rate of obesity.

Obesity is based on your BMI and it just depends on your weight to figure out how many pounds over you have to be to be considered obese. I can tell you that 35 percent is an easy number for a state like Mississippi. You see people over a BMI of 30 constantly. I'm 6'3", weigh 250 pounds, and don't look any where near being obese. However, I am and the way I look doesn't negate the fact that those extra pounds are putting my health at risk.
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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Why is the debate continuing about the source of these obesity figures? The CDC plainly states on their website that it comes from what people self-report on various surveys.
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Old 11-14-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: The South
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I always find this kind of funny.
1. California , most populated state has 8 times more obese people than the most obese state
California Pop. = 38,332,521
California Fatsos =9,238,137 (24.1%)
2. Colorado, with the least % of fatsos still has more fatsos than Mississippi.
Colorado Pop. =5,268,367
Colorado Fatsos = 1,122,162 (21.3%)
3. Mississippi Pop. = 2,991,207
Mississippi Fatsos =1,049,913 (35.1%)

Yes, I know its all percentages. However, If my assignment was to fix the biggest problem(Drain on resources, medical costs, etc), I probably wouldn't start with Mississippi.
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Johns Island
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I always find this kind of funny.
1. California , most populated state has 8 times more obese people than the most obese state
California Pop. = 38,332,521
California Fatsos =9,238,137 (24.1%)
2. Colorado, with the least % of fatsos still has more fatsos than Mississippi.
Colorado Pop. =5,268,367
Colorado Fatsos = 1,122,162 (21.3%)
3. Mississippi Pop. = 2,991,207
Mississippi Fatsos =1,049,913 (35.1%)

Yes, I know its all percentages. However, If my assignment was to fix the biggest problem(Drain on resources, medical costs, etc), I probably wouldn't start with Mississippi.
Another way to look at obesity stats is that even the Best state, Colorado, is 21% obese. That is still an appalling number and nothing to be proud of.

This entire country has an obesity problem. Focusing on MS because we are worse by a few percentage points allows other states to ignore the problem in their own back yard.
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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I always find this kind of funny.
1. California , most populated state has 8 times more obese people than the most obese state
California Pop. = 38,332,521
California Fatsos =9,238,137 (24.1%)
2. Colorado, with the least % of fatsos still has more fatsos than Mississippi.
Colorado Pop. =5,268,367
Colorado Fatsos = 1,122,162 (21.3%)
3. Mississippi Pop. = 2,991,207
Mississippi Fatsos =1,049,913 (35.1%)

Yes, I know its all percentages. However, If my assignment was to fix the biggest problem(Drain on resources, medical costs, etc), I probably wouldn't start with Mississippi.
That is not how it works, because resources are allocatable as derived from percentages as well.
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:37 PM
 
Location: The South
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That is not how it works, because resources are allocatable as derived from percentages as well.
Try substituting the word "Ebola" for the word "fatso". I would try to take care of the most significient problem. But that's just me.
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