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Red States can be hazardous to your health

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posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 10:59 PM
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Send a white guy to Camden, NJ to buy pharmaceuticals and see what his life expectancy is...about 30 seconds after he rolls down his window.

Stupid poll/study!


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posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 11:26 PM
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I live in a pretty purple state, Washington. Not too red, not too blue. Don't know what our life expectancy is, but it's likely pretty high. A nice mix of red and blue ideas, and it seems to work well.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++



posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 11:43 PM
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Politics have squat to do with it, in my humble opinion.

(Source)

The factors on this cross geographic and anthropological lines, and I wouldn't know that but for the fact I've had to briefly study this very phenomenon of numbers in both courses.

Two things account most for the disparity in health. The average income/poverty rate for dietary and lifestyle options, and the availability of affordable, quality healthcare, especially in rural and 'back country' areas.

Fairfax, Virginia is also an interesting one for hitting the top. Yeah.. I'm sure they did hit the top, above even the best nations. lol... Uncle Sugar takes real real good care of his own, when he cares to. A map and check of employers in the area show why that county is healthy as a poster.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 12:16 AM
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The Republicans always do what's best for America.

Just look at the accomplishments the RED States have made under GOP leadership.

FAMILY VALUES
Of the top 10 states with:
+ Most domestic homicides, 7 are RED States
+ Highest teen birth rate, 8 are RED States
+ Highest divorce rate, 9 are RED States
+ Most incidents of domestic violence, 9 are RED States.
+ Most incidents of child abuse, 9 are RED States.

ALCOHOL & TOBACCO
Of the top 10 states with:
+ Most alcoholics needing, but not receiving treatment, 6 are RED States.
+ Most babies born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, 6 are RED States.
+ Most underage drunk-driving fatalities, 8 are RED States.
+ Most tobacco use and dependency, 9 are RED States.
+ Most adult drunk-driving fatalities, all 10 are RED States.

THE WAR ON DRUGS
Of the top 10 states:
+ Most illicit drug/alcohol abuse/dependency ages 12 to 17, 6 are RED States.
+ Most coc aine abuse / dependency, 7 are RED States.
+ Most marijuana use / dependency, 7 are RED States.
+ most methamphetamine use / dependency, 8 are RED States.
+ Most illegal use of oxycodone/OxyCotin (AKA Hillbilly Heroin), 9 are RED States.

TOUGH ON CRIME
Of the top 10 states:
+ Most assaults, 7 are RED States.
+ Most burglary and robbery, 8 are RED States.
+ Most incidents of rape, 8 are RED States.
+ Most automobile theft, 9 are RED States.
+ Most firearm deaths, 9 are RED States.

ECOLOGY / ENVIRONMENT
Of the top 10 states:
+ Are the most polluted, 9 are RED States.
+ Are the greatest consumers of oil per capita, 9 are RED States.
+ Are the worst places to live, 9 are RED States.
+ Have the worst water quality, all 10 are RED States.
+ Are the least GREEN, all 10 are RED States.

MENTAL HEALTH
Of the top 10 states:
+ Highest rate of suicides, 7 are RED States.
+ Highest rate of unhappy residents, 7 are RED States.
+ Highest ranking as the worst place to live, 9 are RED States.
+ Most incidents of major depression, 9 are RED States.
+ Lowest ranking of mental health spending per capita, 9 are RED States.

HEALTHCARE
Of the top 10 states:
+ Highest use pf prescription medications, 9 are RED States.
+ Most incidents of an deaths from lung cancer, 9 are RED States.
+ Most overweight and obese residents, all 10 are RED States.
+ Greatest loss of natural teeth, all 10 are RED States.
+ Highest child death rate, all 10 are RED States.

EDUCATION
Of the top 10 states:
+ Lowest ranking on NAEP math and reading scores, 6 are RED States.
+ Least high school graduates, 7 are RED States.
+ Worst public schools, 8 are RED States.
+ Most high school drop outs, 8 are RED States.
+ Least college graduates, 9 are RED States.

THE ECONOMY
Of the top 10 states:
+ Most bankruptcies, 6 are RED States.
+ Lowest personal income, per capita, 9 are RED States.
+ Lowest gross state product, per capita, 9 are RED States.
+ Most residents living below the poverty level, 9 are RED States.
+ Lowest median home values, all 10 are RED States.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 12:21 AM
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Do you have a credible link to this garbage?



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 12:31 AM
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LOL

You forgot to list the numbers of Democrats and Republicans.

"Red" states are obviously plagued with "Blue" traditions and problems.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 01:19 AM
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what a dumb thread...

Red States consume more fried food, the diet differences are the reason.

It has nothing to do with politics.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 03:06 PM
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nah; the blue states have a pride or appriciation in many ways for being part of the USA. by "Murrika" I'm referencing the jingonistic right-wing, which is probably a minority in most red-states, albiet a really loud minority. (I wish there was a left-wing equivelent, like there was ~100 years ago [anarchists, Wobblies, etc.] to provide some balance.)



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 11:43 PM
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Open your eyes....its there if you want to find it. This thread is your hint....pit "red" vs. "blue"....whatever that means. Posts like this keep the division of party alive and ticking and posters like yourself perpetuate it.



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 07:33 PM
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Anti enviromental laws like Alaska and Texas also West virginia

It seems each of these states suffer the same disasters.



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 10:20 AM
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I suspect that much of the reason for the disparity has more to due with population density than anything else. The 'red' states have higher percentages of their populations living in rural areas, and the inevitable result of that is going to be longer response times for medical services, especially emergency care.

Its also interesting to look up how those counties at the bottom vote. Its certainly not all 'red'; in fact, all of those counties in Mississippi are heavily Democrat. So is Macon County, Alabama. But again, I don't think that's the reason for it. Its just ironic given the rather dubious connection the article is trying to make.



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:32 AM
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Yes, I agree. California and NY are wonderful. Please stay there. Red States are indeed hazardous to your health. If you move to one you will die.



posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:44 AM
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Shouldn't this thread be in the political mud-pit forum? After all it's just an excuse (albeit a flimsy one) to say "HAHA! Republicans are less healthy than Democrats!"

Why do we care about this division to begin with?



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