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Old 08-18-2009, 08:00 PM
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According to this CNN article I found it says it is so. 90 percent of all U.S. bills apparently show traces, scroll down the article to list of cities both national and international and SLC weighs in at 77 percent of bills showing traces.

No idea what the causal effect of this may be, but given the conservativism and strong religious presence in the state it comes, to me anyway, as a surprise. Article link below if you care to view.



90 percent of U.S. bills carry traces of cocaine - CNN.com
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:57 PM
 
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its not surprising at all. Utah consumes loads of drugs, My belief is its the clash between religious folk and non religious folk clashing. Non members of church trying to sstand out of the crowd hard, or kids with lotsd of religious pressure from religious parents
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:47 PM
 
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No idea what the causal effect of this may be, but given the conservativism and strong religious presence in the state it comes, to me anyway, as a surprise.
Really? So you think liberals who aren't that religious consume more cocaine? No such causation exists.

Why is this surprising? If you read the article, it says that the money cross-contaminates in counting machines in banks. So it's not that 77% of people with money in their pockets are doing cocaine. It's just that some do cocaine, snort it w/the money or whatever, and the bill ends up in a bank, it gets sorted with hundreds of other clean bills, and most come out with traces of cocaine. Basically, it's a little trivia, not indicative of a drug problem, nor evidence of no drug problem.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:27 AM
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Really? So you think liberals who aren't that religious consume more cocaine? No such causation exists.

Why is this surprising? If you read the article, it says that the money cross-contaminates in counting machines in banks. So it's not that 77% of people with money in their pockets are doing cocaine. It's just that some do cocaine, snort it w/the money or whatever, and the bill ends up in a bank, it gets sorted with hundreds of other clean bills, and most come out with traces of cocaine. Basically, it's a little trivia, not indicative of a drug problem, nor evidence of no drug problem.
Did I say that I thought non-religious liberals consume more cocaine? There is a whole world of people with varying levels of religion, conservatism/liberalism, lifestyle, family structure, demographic, etc. that exist between non-religious liberals and religious conservatives. In fact they probably make up the majority of the world population.

Some cities nationally and internationally have a very low percentage of bills contaminated. Why is SLC at 77 percent....its it a major banking center where lots of paper money passes through....? Is it partially due to the ski industry catering to a glitzy high flying lifestyle with well to do people coming in from all over the world combined with the younger ski bum crowd and labor force that come out every winter, all droping lots of paper bills that may (or may not, so keep them guns holstered) have a higher risk of contamination...?

Maybe it is just coincidence, but given the pure randomness of paper money passing all over the place in all towns and cities across the nation and the world, it seems somewhat... high....pardon the pun....
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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Well, you kind of did say non-religious liberals consume more. At least that's what it sounded like, since you suggested it was strange that a conservative religious place would have such rates.

Anyway, I don't think it's strange. The places which had less are countries with lower overall drug use than the U.S. This country has a high rate of use of cocaine, so I'd expect there to be a high level of contamination. 77%, 90%, whatever. Since it's not a scientific study, just a look at one moment in time, the actual rate is not relevant but the overall jist is that it's high all over the U.S., which makes sense with the drug use in the U.S.
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