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Yes, I meant the level of education differential, not income differences. If I was unclear initially it was likely because I was fooling around with dangerous and illegal substances and thus could have experienced a lack of focus. :wave:

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neoplacebo wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:49 am
Yes, I meant the level of education differential, not income differences. If I was unclear initially it was likely because I was fooling around with dangerous and illegal substances and thus could have experienced a lack of focus. :wave:
I'll have to try that . . . so that I have an excuse when I screw up what you were clear about in the first place.
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I recommend it. I've found this technique to be rather successful, all things considered.

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Re: It's the happiness, stupid.

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Not the best thread for this, but I can't think of a better one and don't feel like starting a new one.

Hawaii Tops U.S. in Wellbeing for Record 7th Time

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FL is pretty good.
NC and SC suck.
TN really sucks.

Happiest - 3 blue, 2 purple, 5 red
Saddest - 1 blue, 1 purple, 8 red
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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Not the best thread for this, but I can't think of a better one and don't feel like starting a new one.

Hawaii Tops U.S. in Wellbeing for Record 7th Time

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FL is pretty good.
NC and SC suck.
TN really sucks.

Happiest - 3 blue, 2 purple, 5 red
Saddest - 1 blue, 1 purple, 8 red

Florida and South Carolina won this one hands down.


https://fee.org/articles/the-most-intol ... rant-city/

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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Not the best thread for this, but I can't think of a better one and don't feel like starting a new one.

Hawaii Tops U.S. in Wellbeing for Record 7th Time

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FL is pretty good.
NC and SC suck.
TN really sucks.

Happiest - 3 blue, 2 purple, 5 red
Saddest - 1 blue, 1 purple, 8 red
What on earth could be so great about the Dakotas?
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:05 pm
Florida and South Carolina won this one hands down.

https://fee.org/articles/the-most-intol ... rant-city/
I was initially depressed by the map until I realized that it's about POLITICAL intolerance, not other kinds. Given how I feel about Trumpettes, I don't mind that New England, WI and the West Coast are so intolerant.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:10 pm
What on earth could be so great about the Dakotas?
Homogenous, not that I think it's a great thing.
Mostly rural. Urban is great for some things, but not that great for happiness.
Mostly stable, predictable economies. Not great, but rarely awful.
Flat and treeless is not conducive to my happiness, but to each her/his own.

Wow, look at IL. :P
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Sioux Falls, SD is a really nice town if you're inclined to put up with ridiculously harsh winter.

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Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:58 pm
Sioux Falls, SD is a really nice town if you're inclined to put up with ridiculously harsh winter.
I really like the Black Hills and Badlands, but they're not where many people live.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:05 pm
Florida and South Carolina won this one hands down.

https://fee.org/articles/the-most-intol ... rant-city/
I was initially depressed by the map until I realized that it's about POLITICAL intolerance, not other kinds. Given how I feel about Trumpettes, I don't mind that New England, WI and the West Coast are so intolerant.
Florida, VA and WI are funny because they're so evenly purple. Unlike the other intolerant states, they hate their own in-state neighbors.
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It was noted above that "TN really sucks" per the chart. I have a secret plan to elevate TN citizens level of contentment; it involves the seeding of the water supply with mild psychedelic agents. I figure within a week or so nobody around here will be able to stop grinning. :D

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Vrede too wrote:
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I really like the Black Hills and Badlands, but they're not where many people live.
That's one of the things that make those areas great, isn't it?

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neoplacebo wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:39 am
It was noted above that "TN really sucks" per the chart. I have a secret plan to elevate TN citizens level of contentment; it involves the seeding of the water supply with mild psychedelic agents. I figure within a week or so nobody around here will be able to stop grinning. :D
Idk, what's the reason that TN elected Marsha Blackburn to the Senate? Be careful of unpredictable drug interactions.
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I really like the Black Hills and Badlands, but they're not where many people live.
That's one of the things that make those areas great, isn't it?
I would say so if I lived there, but it doesn't make many available to be surveyed compared to, say, Sioux Falls.
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Donald Trump Just Picked A Laughingstock For A Huge Federal Reserve Job
Stephen Moore is a joke in the economics profession.


I was going to excerpt, but his list of screw ups is too long to choose among.
heh, I just read that story a few minutes ago; when the story noted, of his past, "nothing he says is true" it was like a crystal ball explaining why he got the job. :wtf:

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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:25 am
Donald Trump Just Picked A Laughingstock For A Huge Federal Reserve Job
Stephen Moore is a joke in the economics profession.


I was going to excerpt, but his list of screw ups is too long to choose among.
Omg 😲, the CNN clown? The best people? :laughing-rolling: :puke-left:
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