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Author Topic: Each state is the worst at something  (Read 1601 times)

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Offline buginme2

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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 06:22:04 AM »
I guess the good Christian people of Alabama had a stroke when they found out what goes on in Washington Sate .  ;) .

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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2014, 06:35:19 AM »
Having tornados is shameful? Most library visits ("nerdiest")? Oldest?
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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014, 08:08:39 AM »
Maryland = AIDS... delightful link, bugsy
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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 09:37:23 AM »
Having tornados is shameful? Most library visits ("nerdiest")? Oldest?
and how are mobile homes bad?  ???
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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 12:10:03 PM »
Ohio is the nerdiest?  AWESOME.  I guess we visited the wrong kennels bars while in Seattle.
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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2014, 11:29:17 AM »
and how are mobile homes bad?  ???

If I lived in an area prone to either hurricanes or tornadoes I would be slightly trepidatious. Homes, even for those of low income, in the Caribbean are constructed of reinforced concrete. I've never understood why mobile homes are legal in the US in areas prone to such weather conditions.
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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 12:09:15 PM »
The storms we have had in the last 5 years seem to do almost as much damage to brick houses as they do mobile homes . I guess you would have to choose between being crushed to death by your house or flying away with it to die, pretty grim either way .

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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2014, 12:14:15 PM »
Steel reinforced concrete construction is not the same as brick, which is generally framed with wood and then the interiors are cheap sheet rock. The brick is mainly decorative, not structural.

But thank you for your input and effort at a false equivalency.

They also now make reinforced concrete prefabricated with some sort of thermal layer in Puerto Rico.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2014, 12:16:50 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2014, 12:19:19 PM »
I own a mobile home and I don't worry about it. Just like everyone else that don't have basements we go into the storm shelters.

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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2014, 12:22:25 PM »
My larger point is that a place like Puerto Rico, which has the highest GDP per capita in the Caribbean, is still only equal to a state like Mississippi or West Virginia. If an average person can have a home constructed to withstand 120mph winds then so can someone on the Gulf, Florida or southern Atlantic coastal areas, as well as tornado prone areas in the lower Plains. But they don't do so because building codes by largely conservative states are not legislated, causing larger expenditures at the federal level when a natural disaster occurs (and costing less disaster prone states in the process).

Though I will certainly add that there are river areas in the North where residences should be forbidden due to repeated flooding.
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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2014, 12:24:50 PM »
Steel reinforced concrete construction is not the same as brick, which is generally framed with wood and then the interiors are cheap sheet rock. The brick is mainly decorative, not structural.

But thank you for your input and effort at a false equivalency.

They also now make reinforced concrete prefabricated with some sort of thermal layer in Puerto Rico.

I didn't say it was the same so falsies back at ya .

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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2014, 01:45:19 PM »
Having tornados is shameful? Most library visits ("nerdiest")? Oldest?

I agree. Whoever created this has an odd idea of what is shameful. Having a high elderly population is shameful?

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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2014, 05:55:41 PM »
Being a liberal, I didn't complain about the states with highest medical conditions cause I went along with the "liberal logic" that those states might be construed to have shameful health care systems and public health advocacy, etc. etc.  The conditions themselves shouldn't be construed as shameful but we know how that works.
Anyway they stretched the concept gossamer thin with some of these criteria supposed to be shameful...
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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2014, 06:35:30 PM »
Ok so that last map wasn't the greatest.

Here is another.  What is the best movie that was set in your state?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/01/10/whats-the-best-movie-set-in-your-state-this-map-will-tell-you/?tid=pm_pop

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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2014, 07:09:25 PM »
The best movie set in Rhode Island (1/2 of it at least) is Reversal of Fortune, about Sonny von Bulow pic, its amazing. Close second, Alan Renais' Providence...
The best movie in New York is Working Girl or perhaps Grey Gardens...  But there are probably 10's of thousands of movies set in New York so....
Connecticut: please no Katherine Hepburn! How about Far From Heaven, or Holiday Inn (1/2 in CT), or The Stepford Wives...
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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2014, 08:41:02 PM »
Here is another.  What is the best movie that was set in your state?

The Hunger Games was filmed in North Carolina. My neighborhood growing up, Bent Creek, was adjacent to Pisgah National Forest so all those outdoor scenes looked just like where my friends and I played as kids.

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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2014, 08:50:11 PM »
Some key scenes from a movie most you probably never heard of titled Big Fish was filmed very near where I lived in eclectic . The last scene was filmed at an old country church and cemetery, I pass by it when I go home to see mom . Much more of it was filmed in Wetumpka Alabama by the Coosa river, about 12 miles from where I used to live .   

http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/b/BigFish.html#.UtH19DLnbaA
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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2014, 10:06:53 PM »
They select a movie I've never heard of for Wisconsin.....when the Blues Brothers was shot here? I protest. Then again, I asked some guys on Facebook what movies were filmed here and all four said "Dahmer".

We will forever be known for binge drinking and serial killers. We're so proud.  :o
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Re: Each state is the worst at something
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2014, 10:23:54 PM »
 Yeah  we've got  sleepless in Seattle,  say anything,  singles,  twilight.

 And they picked 50/50

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