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(Daily Mail)   America's sadness belt: Alarming map shows residents in South and Midwest are far more likely to be depressed, obese and hate their jobs   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 199
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2013-03-14 04:10:07 PM
Thanks Obama
 
2013-03-14 04:15:00 PM
To be fair, Crippling Depression is Ohio's #1 export.
 
2013-03-14 05:41:29 PM
But they will continue to vote for the guy telling them that tax cuts for the rich are the only way to fix the economy.
 
2013-03-14 05:52:52 PM

BunkyBrewman: Thanks Obama


I've been comparing this map to the 2012 election results map. Maybe it IS Obama's fault?
 
2013-03-14 05:55:50 PM
Anyone else notice it seems to be the stupidest parts of the country, too?
 
2013-03-14 05:56:20 PM
What a coincidence. They're the same states that are the most conservative and religious.

And racist. And homophobic. And sexist.
 
2013-03-14 06:01:00 PM
I'm a fat guy who hates his job... uh oh, it must be me dragging California down into the 2nd rank.
 
2013-03-14 06:05:01 PM

Godscrack: What a coincidence. They're the same states that are the most conservative and religious.

And racist. And homophobic. And sexist.


LOL. I love you.
 
2013-03-14 06:05:25 PM

BunkyBrewman: Thanks Obama


Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Anyone else notice it seems to be the stupidest parts of the country, too?


Godscrack: What a coincidence. They're the same states that are the most conservative and religious.

And racist. And homophobic. And sexist.


Came for a sampling of these.
 
2013-03-14 06:17:15 PM
Everybody in Utah is on SSRIs or tricyclic antidepressants, so are the results still valid?
 
2013-03-14 06:26:26 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Everybody in Utah is on SSRIs or tricyclic antidepressants, so are the results still valid?


Good question.

Appalachia and the Deep South. And Michigan. And Nevada. Hrm.
 
2013-03-14 06:42:02 PM
The Midwest depresses the hell out of me

/and I don't even live there
 
2013-03-14 06:50:00 PM
img593.imageshack.us
 
2013-03-14 07:09:21 PM
I call shenanigans. Illinois should be number one on the top ten list.
 
2013-03-14 07:11:10 PM
Good. fark the South and fark the Midwest. Maybe if enough suicides happen we won't be subject to their fly-over-state-stupidity.
 
2013-03-14 07:11:29 PM
Richard III?  Chelsea Clinton?

/The tags are sometimes as good as the comments.
 
2013-03-14 07:11:43 PM
I live in Georgia.  It's not West Virginia.  So I got that going for me.
 
Ehh
2013-03-14 07:12:32 PM
They have jobs? They should be happy!
 
2013-03-14 07:13:32 PM
Fat, unhappy, and stupid is no way to go through life, Mississippi.
 
2013-03-14 07:13:52 PM
I'd like to see an overlay on that map of scripts written for antidepressants. I was born and raised in New Jersey and I'm a miserable fark who hates life
 
2013-03-14 07:14:59 PM
When did New Jersey move to the South?
 
2013-03-14 07:17:07 PM
Could it possibly be because these places have shiat school systems and even shiattier economies?
 
2013-03-14 07:17:25 PM
 Country Roads, take me home. To the place where I can blow my farking brains out ,West Virginia, mountain mommaTake me home, country roads.
 
2013-03-14 07:18:38 PM
us.123rf.com

GIS for "sadness belt"
 
2013-03-14 07:19:31 PM
Joke's on you...I'm not obese!

Wait...damn
 
2013-03-14 07:19:52 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Everybody in Utah is on SSRIs or tricyclic antidepressants, so are the results still valid?


styckx: I'd like to see an overlay on that map of scripts written for antidepressants. I was born and raised in New Jersey and I'm a miserable fark who hates life


Look for percentages of people without healthcare.  I hypothesize people without it are less likely to get prescription medicines.
 
2013-03-14 07:20:06 PM
odd, i'm depressed and hate my job but I'm fit and trim like the 20 year old pool boy that keeps your mother entertained
 
2013-03-14 07:20:54 PM
It's stuff like this that reminds me just how fricking GIGANTIC the United States is... I've been fortunate enough to travel a bit and see the differences between the regions.  Makes me think that if these fat unhappy unemployed farkers in Mississippi would spend their last $50 to get on a Greyhound headed out West they could find a happier life.

Either that, or a different hell hole with a view of the back of a Denny's rather than a view of the McDonald's parking lot.
 
2013-03-14 07:21:09 PM
When the aliens come to eat us they will probably use this map. I'm in a green zone so I'm probably safe for awhile.
 
2013-03-14 07:21:14 PM
Since when do fat lazy depressed teabagers have jobs?

Oh and going out to the mailbox on your Obama paid motorscooter is not a job.

And sucking off their third cousin is not a job either, unless they get paid the going rate of possum and grits plus a chicken.
 
2013-03-14 07:22:26 PM

Godscrack: What a coincidence. They're the same states that are the most conservative and religious.

And racist. And homophobic. And sexist.


Buckle of the bible belt
 
2013-03-14 07:22:48 PM
Damnit, Rhode Island, you are messing up our superior New England vibe.
 
2013-03-14 07:23:06 PM

Godscrack: What a coincidence. They're the same states that are the most conservative and religious.

And racist. And homophobic. And sexist.


Check out the plains states.
 
2013-03-14 07:23:44 PM
Not fair. Cleveland is bringing the whole state of Ohio into the red.
 
2013-03-14 07:23:47 PM

cold_war_relic: I call shenanigans. Illinois should be number one on the top ten list.


I agree, just left that shiat hole and will never go back.
 
2013-03-14 07:25:22 PM
As a Hoosier ... I'm happy, healthy and love my job. Then again, I got an education to get the job I wanted and live healthy.
But I'm an atheist, liberal so what do I know.
 
2013-03-14 07:25:59 PM

sheep snorter: Since when do fat lazy depressed teabagers have jobs?

Oh and going out to the mailbox on your Obama paid motorscooter is not a job.

And sucking off their third cousin is not a job either, unless they get paid the going rate of possum and grits plus a chicken.


AND a chicken?!?! Damn, I have been seriously undercutting the market.
 
2013-03-14 07:26:33 PM

This text is now purple: Godscrack: What a coincidence. They're the same states that are the most conservative and religious.

And racist. And homophobic. And sexist.

Check out the plains states.


Crazy how that works huh?
Thank Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener for that beautiful picture!
 
2013-03-14 07:27:01 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: sheep snorter: Since when do fat lazy depressed teabagers have jobs?

Oh and going out to the mailbox on your Obama paid motorscooter is not a job.

And sucking off their third cousin is not a job either, unless they get paid the going rate of possum and grits plus a chicken.

AND a chicken?!?! Damn, I have been seriously undercutting the market.


Well, in full disclosure, the chickens they get are a bit...used.
 
2013-03-14 07:28:20 PM

Godscrack: What a coincidence. They're the same states that are the most conservative and religious.

And racist. And homophobic. And sexist.


came to say this.  leaving satisfied

/ and smug
// liberal urban elite
/// sad and depressed
 
2013-03-14 07:29:27 PM

valar_morghulis: Good. fark the South and fark the Midwest. Maybe if enough suicides happen we won't be subject to their fly-over-state-stupidity.

 We are still using 19th century terminology if Ohio is a "midwest state". Get with the program, America. Dump the East Coast bias.


Two of the true midwest states (Iowa & Minnesota) rank as the least depressed, so the headline's thesis is b.s.
 
2013-03-14 07:29:30 PM

PapaChester: Thank Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener for that beautiful picture!


*tips hat*

Much obliged - cheers!
 
2013-03-14 07:30:27 PM
These are also the states that get the most federal aid and contribute the least in taxes.  If we could jettison the 10 worst-performing states in America, this country would be great.
 
2013-03-14 07:32:05 PM
six categories including life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors and basic access.

Cable TV?
 
2013-03-14 07:34:56 PM
But they still have their guns, howitzers, bazookas and other armament available under the Second Amendment, right?
 
2013-03-14 07:35:39 PM
Bible belt, sadness belt....
images.wikia.com
Where are the onion belts?
 
2013-03-14 07:36:45 PM

Christian Bale: valar_morghulis: Good. fark the South and fark the Midwest. Maybe if enough suicides happen we won't be subject to their fly-over-state-stupidity.
 We are still using 19th century terminology if Ohio is a "midwest state". Get with the program, America. Dump the East Coast bias.


Two of the true midwest states (Iowa & Minnesota) rank as the least depressed, so the headline's thesis is b.s.



Iowa and Minnesota also happen to be a lot more liberal (except the Bachmann supporters) than the Dakotas and a lot less drunk than Wisconsin...
 
2013-03-14 07:37:43 PM

Christian Bale: valar_morghulis: Good. fark the South and fark the Midwest. Maybe if enough suicides happen we won't be subject to their fly-over-state-stupidity.
 We are still using 19th century terminology if Ohio is a "midwest state". Get with the program, America. Dump the East Coast bias.


Two of the true midwest states (Iowa & Minnesota) rank as the least depressed, so the headline's thesis is b.s.


which seems odd since both places are largely populated by germans, danes, and swedes, some notoriously mopey people

/mopey deutsch moper
 
2013-03-14 07:41:06 PM
No surprise that people under the yoke of a religion that makes you feel guilty about everything that you enjoy, are sad and depressed.  What a shocker...
 
2013-03-14 07:47:39 PM

Cubicle Jockey: Damnit, Rhode Island, you are messing up our superior New England vibe.


The rest of New England has been saying that for centuries. Nothing to see here, move along....
 
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