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    Illegal aliens and politicians are the worst things about California hands down. Nothing like a bunch of government sanctioned foreigners who thumb their nose and laugh at you while you bust your ass to pay taxes for them to irresponsibly give birth over and over. The politicians in this state are dumber than rocks... Feinstein & Boxer should be lined up and executed for what they have done to this state.
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    Umm...Washington state,
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    Quote Originally Posted by hagarfn View Post
    Umm...Washington state,
    How many times did Van Halen play there during their 1982 "Hide Your Sheep" Tour?

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    I would think obesity would be every state. Why are there no duplicates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddE View Post
    I would think obesity would be every state. Why are there no duplicates?
    because there can only be one worst?



    and Ohio is the nerdiest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    because there can only be one worst?



    and Ohio is the nerdiest?
    Still confused. So someone devised a list of "screwed up things" and kept going until they found something for each state? It really makes no sense and it says nothing, if you think about what the process had to be.

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    how I read it was
    which state has the highest rate of obesity (worst obesity)...there can only be one highest

    which state has the highest rate of rapes per capita

    which state has the lowest average IQ

    which state has the most mobile homes

    which state has the lowest rate of high school graduates (worst at education)


    but how do you come up with nerdiest? they just ran out of things and assigned us something randomly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    how I read it was
    which state has the highest rate of obesity (worst obesity)...there can only be one highest

    which state has the highest rate of rapes per capita

    which state has the lowest average IQ

    which state has the most mobile homes

    which state has the lowest rate of high school graduates (worst at education)


    but how do you come up with nerdiest? they just ran out of things and assigned us something randomly
    That was my first thought, too; but what happens when a state wins two awards? For instance, say they begin with, "Which state has the most fatal car crashes per capita?" The worst is Colorado.

    But then what? Is Colorado immediately taken out of consideration for the rest of it?

    What if Colorado is worst in drunk driving and rapes per capita, too? Do the map makers go to second-worst in those cases because Colorado already owns the car crash category?

    You can see what kind of a sticky wicket this becomes, right? If that was the process used, then after some time, you're not talking about "worst" anymore. You might be talking about 15th worst, but the 14 states above it already own other categories.

    But, let's say the map makers went through the trouble of actually finding the top "worst thing" for each state.

    That by itself might be the most unscientific and most biased thing I've ever heard.

    To most of you, I'm making a mountain out of a mole hill, but when you start thinking of how this thing had to come about, it ought to piss you off, no matter what state you call home.

    (Sorry to dismiss Linkers outside the U.S., but that's how it goes sometimes.)

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    I am assuming the map is a comical thingy. I mean, if Illinois is known for anything, it's governors in prison. Sure, Wisconsin peeps drink a lot, but it's constant drinking, not binge drinking. And what's up with Minnesota and tornadoes?
    Just go for it!

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    I mean, I don't think the people in Maine are dumb, I just think it's dumb to have a state there that serves no real purpose. It should really be part of Quebec!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddE View Post
    That was my first thought, too; but what happens when a state wins two awards? For instance, say they begin with, "Which state has the most fatal car crashes per capita?" The worst is Colorado.

    But then what? Is Colorado immediately taken out of consideration for the rest of it?

    What if Colorado is worst in drunk driving and rapes per capita, too? Do the map makers go to second-worst in those cases because Colorado already owns the car crash category?

    You can see what kind of a sticky wicket this becomes, right? If that was the process used, then after some time, you're not talking about "worst" anymore. You might be talking about 15th worst, but the 14 states above it already own other categories.

    But, let's say the map makers went through the trouble of actually finding the top "worst thing" for each state.

    That by itself might be the most unscientific and most biased thing I've ever heard.

    To most of you, I'm making a mountain out of a mole hill, but when you start thinking of how this thing had to come about, it ought to piss you off, no matter what state you call home.

    (Sorry to dismiss Linkers outside the U.S., but that's how it goes sometimes.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    but how do you come up with nerdiest? they just ran out of things and assigned us something randomly
    You already have to live in Ohio, that's punishment enough....
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    Always cracks me up when I see Utah and porn usage. God bless the Mormons!

    You would think having fifteen wives would curb the need for porn.
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    http://www.pleated-jeans.com/2011/01...f-shame-chart/

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    Rationale and statistics:

    Most stats taken from http://www.americashealthrankings.org/ and http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/rankings.html (unless otherwise noted)

    1. Alabama: highest rate of stroke (3.8 percent) (tied with Oklahoma)

    2. Alaska: highest suicide rate (23.6 suicides per 100,000 people in 2004)

    3. Arizona: highest rate of alcoholism

    4. Arkansas: worst average credit score (636)

    http://www.talkbusiness.net/article/...AVERAGES/1007/

    5. California: most air pollution (15.2 micrograms per cubic meter)

    6. Colorado: highest rate of cocaine use per capita (3.9 percent total population)

    7. Connecticut: highest rate of breast cancer

    http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comp...sub=112&sort=a

    8. Delaware: highest abortion rate (27 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44)

    9. Florida: highest rate of identity theft (122.3 reports per 100,000 people)

    10. Georgia: sickly based on highest rate of influenza

    11. Hawaii –highest cost of living (tied with California)

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/38148092/Stat...iving?slide=11

    12. Idaho – lowest level of Congressional clout

    http://www.newwest.net/topic/article...ist/C559/L559/

    13. Illinois: highest rate of robbery (284.7 incidences per 100,000 people)

    14. Indiana: rated the most environmentally unfriendly by NMI solutions

    http://www.environmentalleader.com/2...state-ranking/

    15. Iowa: highest percentage of people age 85 and older (1.8 percent) (tied with three other states)

    http://www.statemaster.com/graph/peo...-85-years-over

    16. Kansas: poorest health based on highest average number of limited activity days per month (3.5 days)

    http://www.statemaster.com/graph/hea...days-per-month

    17. Kentucky: most cancer deaths (227 per 100,000 people) (BONUS fact: Kentucky also has the highest rate of tobacco smokers – 25.6 percent)

    18. Louisiana: highest rate of gonorrhea (264.4 reported cases per 100,000 people)

    http://www.statemaster.com/graph/hea...gonorrhea-rate

    19. Maine: dumbest state claim based on lowest average SAT score (1389)

    http://www.commonwealthfoundation.or...cores-by-state

    20. Maryland: highest rate of AIDS diagnosis (27.6 people per 100,000 people)

    http://www.avert.org/usa-states-cities.htm

    21. Massachusetts: worst drivers claim based on highest rate of auto accidents

    http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2...11/150352.html

    22. Michigan: highest unemployment rate (13.6 percent)

    23. Minnesota: highest number of reported tornadoes (123 in 2010)

    http://woodbury.kstp.com/content/min...o-reports-2010

    24. Mississippi: highest rate of obesity (35.3 percent of total population)

    BONUS facts: Mississippi ranks last in the most number of categories. These include highest rate of child poverty (31.9 percent), highest rate of infant mortality (10.3 percent) lowest median household income ($35,078), highest teen birth rate (71.9 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19) and highest overall rate of STDs.

    25. Missouri: highest rate of bankruptcy (700 out of every 100,000 people)

    http://www.bcsalliance.com/bankruptcy_statestats.html

    26. Montana: highest rate of drunk driving deaths (1.12 deaths per 100 million miles driven)

    http://helenair.com/lifestyles/artic...ca0f83583.html

    27. Nebraska: highest rate of women murdered annually

    28. Nevada: highest rate violent crime (702.2 offenses per 100,000 people). BONUS fact: Nevada also has the highest rate of foreclosure (one in 99 houses)

    29. New Hampshire: highest rate of corporate taxes

    http://newhampshire.watchdog.org/719...iness-overall/

    30. New Jersey: highest rate of citizen taxation (11.8 percent)

    http://retirementliving.com/RLtaxes.html

    31. New Mexico: antisocial claim based on lowest ranking in social heath policies

    http://www.lasg.org/NMecon05.htm

    32. New York: longest average daily commute (30.6 minutes) http://www.statemaster.com/graph/lab...avel-time-work

    33. North Carolina: lowest average teacher salary

    http://www.southernstudies.org/2008/...r-teacher.html

    34. North Dakota: ranked last in ugliest residents report as chosen by The Daily Beast

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleri...active-states/

    35. Ohio: nerdiest state claim based on highest number of library visits per capita (6.9)

    http://www.statemaster.com/graph/edu...its-per-capita

    36. Oklahoma: highest rate of female incarceration

    37. Oregon: highest rate of long-term homeless people

    38. Pennsylvania: highest rate of arson deaths (55.56 annually)

    http://www.statemaster.com/graph/cri...e-arson-deaths

    39. Rhode Island: highest rate of illicit drug use (12.5 percent of population) http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/20...ds-more-rehab/

    40. South Carolina: highest percentage of mobile homes (18.8 percent)

    http://www.statemaster.com/graph/hou...s-mobile-homes

    41. South Dakota: highest rate of forcible rape 76.5 per 100,000

    42. Tennessee: chosen most corrupt state by The Daily Beast

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-a...orrupt-states/

    43. Texas: lowest high school graduation rate (78.3 percent)

    http://www.statemaster.com/graph/edu...her-percentage

    44. Utah: highest rate of of online porn subscriptions

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/7...port-says.html

    45. Vermont: infertility claim based on lowest birth rate of any state (10.6 births per 1,000) (tied with Maine)

    http://www.statemaster.com/graph/hea...rate-per-1-000

    46. Virginia: highest number of alcohol-related motorcyle deaths

    http://www.vabiker.net/2008/09/virgi...rcycle-deaths/

    47. Washington: most cases of bestiality (4 reported in 2010)

    http://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/cruel...2010&search=go

    48. West Virginia: highest rate of heart attack (6.5 percent of population)

    49. Wisconsin: highest rate of binge drinking (23.2 percent of population)

    50. Wyoming: highest rate of deadly car crashes (24.6 deaths per 100,000)

 

 

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