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44 Responses to Interacting with America by State

  1. Profile photo of Billy62
    Billy62 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 6:24 am
    Link: Interacting with America by State - Interactive map compares income, education, crime, and others between states. Where does your state rank?
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    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 7:28 am
    Wow, it would really suck to live in West Virginia...they scored terribly in just about everything (not that i didn`t know it was a sh-tty place before, but still)
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2010 at 7:30 am
    Not surprisingly, the "red" states consistently rank near the bottom.
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    boredest1 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 7:40 am
    Pa, 5.12
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    tridirk Male 50-59
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    November 27, 2010 at 8:16 am
    Wow...

    The Blue states are really high in crime rates and murders. They are heavy union states and the cost of a college education is very high. It is funny that they rate by school spending. AS if spending more for education is a better education? That`s funny. Why didn`t they rate by results?

    I like the spin on CO2 emissions, it`s done by per person to make heavily populated states seem better than rural states. Do we really believe that Wyoming puts more CO2 into the atmosphere than California? Really?

    I`ll bet upon further investigation we will find the site that created this is lib or lib leaning?
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    November 27, 2010 at 8:19 am
    Looks like MA is nice
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    1gr8slice Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2010 at 8:25 am
    Pretty interesting - especially the medicaid spending...probably gonna confuse a whole lot of the conservatives who never understood health care to begin with, then got fooled further by faux news sources.
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    1gr8slice Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2010 at 8:29 am
    Actually tridirk, this is the epitome of a conservative post. They assume you will discover these things for yourself and do your own analysis - and they refuse to do it for you. Makes the ol` phrase: "There are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics" really come to life, doesn`t it?
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 8:47 am
    Hahaha, New Jersey has the highest in school spendings per pupil.

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    mulan182 Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 8:52 am
    LA and MS have the highest homicide rates. gee, i wonder why...
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    tridirk Male 50-59
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    November 27, 2010 at 9:21 am
    Increased spending on medicaid is to better health as increased spending on schools is to better education? The more you spend the better? Who is fooling who?

    Why is it when one doesn`t drink of the lib Koolaid they are fooled? Maybe I should watch the lib News outlets to receive an unbiased perspective? LOL
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2010 at 9:57 am
    Right, this is from the The Economist magazine, a neo-liberal/conservative (these to two groups behave the same, but for different means) rag that spouts a pile of BS for people to `get in line with corporate ideology` (which in it self is BS).

    Here`s a question, what is up with the Americans, with their `liberal` bashing? Considering that those that are `doing the bashing` are neo-liberals themselves. Are they that corporatized?
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    tridirk Male 50-59
    313 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 10:32 am
    lol.... now that was funny, Thanks.
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    Kanchan Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2010 at 11:01 am
    I`m from Norway, so we`re first, actually.

    http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/
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    Happy_Pandas Female 13-17
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    November 27, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    Louisiana is also the happiest state in the U.S... funny.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    i cant believe how much it costs to get a degree over there!
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    what do wyoming and alaska have that pump out so much CO2?
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    BigMordecai Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    Wyoming 500$ per prisoner. Wow. Remember how these statistics are compiled though and where some items happen. States with lower population density don`t have economies of scale, and have different industries. Also, remember cities and other crime sources.
    @BrimstoneOne- What is with this anti-corporate nature? Corporations are simply profit maximizing instutions, with some minutia. They are a large basis of economies and our life style. Go back to merchanitilism if you don`t like it.
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    what do wyoming and alaska have that pump out so much CO2?

    Auto emissions. Regulations are less stringent but these are the two least populated states. When you multiply auto emissions per person, you get a high reading like this. When you take into consideration the total CO2 emissions and not per person you have a completely different map.
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    AirborneJT Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    WOOHOO! Go Hawaii! Healthiest state in the nation! I`m not really too surprised, though.
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    Massachusetts is awesome... Just sayin
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    November 27, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    @AirborneJT

    Yeah I`ll agree with health wise, but with furloughs for teachers and high housing costs along with a need of $50k after taxes for a family of 4 to break even. I wouldn`t have much to cheer about in the group. Also talk to outer island residents who lack the doctors, and the double costs they pay for shipping to outer islands causing higher food costs, and that break even goes up more. Then see if this index is realistic. Don`t even get me started on all the taxes and fees.
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    Darkhumour Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    funny less educated south with a higher crime rate. perhaps there is some sort of... common cause correlation between these too things ... we must investigate thsi further !!! to the batcave !
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    krazyfreak58 Female 13-17
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    November 27, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    my state is pretty much in the middle for everything. i couldve expected it.
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    raralou21 Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    My state`s either at the top or the bottom (whichever happens to be worse) for most of these.
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    BadFiend Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    ... I live in WV :(
  27. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2010 at 8:22 pm
    You dudes from Hawaii:
    Who do you use for high-speed internet and what bandwidth do you see?
    If you could live anywhere on any island, which town would you pick?
    (Honolulu looks like a nice place to retire...)
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    November 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    @CodeJockey
    Internet wise it depends where you live. Oahu is fine with all services via Time Warner or other carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, etc...
    Outer Islands a basically the same near the larger towns, but remote areas are hit and miss with none in some areas. That goes for running water and electric, cable and cell phone as well.

    Island to pick? Well Big Island (called Hawaii) itself. More country and land and homes more cheaper. Honolulu is expensive period. However if you like city life of shopping and night life then that`s the ticket. The outer islands are more laid back and not much hustle and bustle except Maui which is turning into a mini Honolulu. If you like the outdoors then the outer islands beat Oahu except for North Shore surfing.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    November 27, 2010 at 9:19 pm
    @CodeJockey

    another thing if you plan to retire here expect cost of living to be about 30% higher in everyday necessities and housing at least double to triple of mainland. Especially by the ocean. You will not get a house for less than $500k by the ocean on the outer islands and Oahu expect $750k. Plus starting 2011 you now must live full-time as a resident (not part-time). If you do not live on a property full-time occupancy you will be taxed on each property you own double your property tax and that`s usually high also. Otherwise the food is worldwide good. Seafood is fresh I spear my own once a week. the wahines are amazing so long as not a tita. Temp is excellent. Vog at times from the volcano blows over with Kona winds when the trades stop. It sucks though. Make sure you don`t have asthma. Vog can make LA smog look pale.
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    Tommasso1618 Male 13-17
    202 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    Damn i love being from CO!
  31. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    "Vog can make LA smog look pale."
    Dayum!!!
    I`ve worked in LA and seen the purple-green smog.

    Thanks, Handys003!
    BTW, I kinda` like tough chicks.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2010 at 12:38 am
    East side, respect :)
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    xKrazyKoalax Male 18-29
    208 posts
    November 28, 2010 at 1:13 am
    Weeeellllllll.... Texas still had its own revolution, so suck it. *cries*
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    alley228 Female 18-29
    238 posts
    November 28, 2010 at 11:04 am
    Yeah, all you non-nice individuals who constantly rag on New Jersey for being such a horrible state, see where we rate on this map, then go ahead and talk some more crap. HIGHEST INCOME, BITCHES
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    raultastic Male 13-17
    14 posts
    November 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    @alley228 You know all that high income is from the Mafia.
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    tstyblucryns Male 18-29
    496 posts
    November 28, 2010 at 7:35 pm
    Good to see Tennessee is sucking it up as usual.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2010 at 10:49 pm
    ...I want to move to Connecticut...
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    hell yea i`m in the middle
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    fattpill Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2010 at 4:06 am
    Whachu wanna bet this graph originated in connecticut
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    seabass101dg Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2010 at 6:10 am
    "Whachu wanna bet this graph originated in connecticut"
    Lotta rich people in Connecticut so that`s why all of their stats are better than the norm.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2010 at 9:31 am
    Jersey ? Really ?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2010 at 10:12 am
    If MA is so great how come everything costs so much? Why does every construction project cost at least 2x more than what it should and take 3x as long. Also why does it cost so friggen much to live here and our roads still suck!!!
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    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
    496 posts
    November 29, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    @ McGovern1981- At least we got rid of the sales tax on booze!
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    Wyoming hates the atmosphere.

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