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2014-06-08 09:03:33 AM
As a mainer, I would like to say....


GO THE FARK HOME YOU ORANGE-SKINNED GUIDOS!

/construction + tourists + heat = is it winter yet?
 
2014-06-08 09:46:07 AM

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: As a mainer, I would like to say....


GO THE FARK HOME YOU ORANGE-SKINNED GUIDOS!

/construction + tourists + heat = is it winter yet?


Whoa, whoa....not til they spend some money here first.
 
2014-06-08 10:41:10 AM
Join the Washington side, we have pot cookies.
 
2014-06-08 10:42:58 AM
State of Mind?
 
2014-06-08 10:45:59 AM
I am surprised to see Colorado just in the middle.
 
2014-06-08 10:46:09 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-08 10:51:43 AM
I wonder where they got their information. Their graphic says Florida's unemployment rate is 11.1%, but the most recent information I found online stated it was 6.2%.
 
2014-06-08 10:58:49 AM
Are Hawaii and Alaska no longer states?  Or did I just miss them?
 
2014-06-08 11:01:34 AM
Damn, I've never lived in a less-than-yellow state. I need a drink.
 
2014-06-08 11:03:00 AM
So. This study is basically built around you live in a city, you must be stressed.
 
2014-06-08 11:18:34 AM
How we measured stress: By combining a random collection of statistics.
 
2014-06-08 11:32:43 AM
The commute time metric lacks a consideration for distance. A commute of more than 20 minutes that take you 2 miles is way more stressful than one that takes you 10 or 15 miles.

They have obviously factored that in, but I don't think they have truly emphasized how bad it ducks to drive in Chicago or California.
 
2014-06-08 11:38:12 AM

baorao: The commute time metric lacks a consideration for distance. A commute of more than 20 minutes that take you 2 miles is way more stressful than one that takes you 10 or 15 miles.


Excellent point.
 
2014-06-08 11:47:18 AM
How we measured this: Percentage of population with a long commute (over 20 minutes)
Unemployment
Hours worked
Population density
Percentage of income spent on housing
Percentage of population without health insurance

How about, a farking survey instead you douchenozzles?
 
2014-06-08 12:09:13 PM

riverwalk barfly: Are Hawaii and Alaska no longer states?  Or did I just miss them?


That's what I was thinking too.
 
2014-06-08 12:10:02 PM

baorao: The commute time metric lacks a consideration for distance. A commute of more than 20 minutes that take you 2 miles is way more stressful than one that takes you 10 or 15 miles.

They have obviously factored that in, but I don't think they have truly emphasized how bad it ducks to drive in Chicago or California.


Yep. It's not the miles but the other cars in your way.
 
2014-06-08 12:10:29 PM

blottoman: riverwalk barfly: Are Hawaii and Alaska no longer states?  Or did I just miss them?

That's what I was thinking too.


Stress in Hawaii?  Surely you jest.
 
2014-06-08 12:12:54 PM
Washington? They have legal pot!
 
2014-06-08 12:22:58 PM
Live in California.
I am employed , yay
Spend about 1/3 of net income ( after 401k ,medical and  taxes ) on housing
Have an hour commute,5 minute drive to train. 5 minute buffer wait time for train. 30 minute train ride. 20 minute walk.

Not super stressed. So there :P
 
2014-06-08 12:26:09 PM

dbirchall: blottoman: riverwalk barfly: Are Hawaii and Alaska no longer states?  Or did I just miss them?

That's what I was thinking too.

Stress in Hawaii?  Surely you jest.


Blessed paradise with breast.


/sorry
/hung
/over
 
2014-06-08 12:28:35 PM

jayphat: How about, a farking survey instead you douchenozzles?


Don't like the way they did it? Do it yourself, farkwad.
 
2014-06-08 12:29:07 PM

dbirchall: blottoman: riverwalk barfly: Are Hawaii and Alaska no longer states?  Or did I just miss them?

That's what I was thinking too.

Stress in Hawaii?  Surely you jest.


It would contradict the article  - "Rule of Thumb: The farther from water you are, the more relaxed you get."
 
2014-06-08 12:29:11 PM

stuffy: Washington? They have legal pot!


They're not there yet--a certain percentage of the population has to get enough THC in their bloodstreams to offset Seattle.

Montana: Population density (sq. mile): 7 (47th)
The only thing that matters
 
2014-06-08 12:32:09 PM
No commuter stress in WNY. Roads built for 600K and there are only 250K living here. 20 minutes to get anywhere.
 
2014-06-08 12:40:34 PM
We drove from New Jersey to Maine every summer, and I always got car sick, ALWAYS. Wasn't till years later when my grandma passed and I went home for the funeral (we driver her ashes from Jersey to Maine) that I realized the problem wasn't me, it was my dads shiatty driving that was the problem.
 
2014-06-08 12:41:45 PM

Deep Contact: No commuter stress in WNY. Roads built for 600K and there are only 250K living here. 20 minutes to get anywhere.


Plus, we're still better than NJ.
 
2014-06-08 01:08:27 PM
"Arizona: The Kid Picked Last For This List And No One Knows How He Got Here"
Pretty much sums up the "wtf?" Look on my face about that...
/maybe it's the heat?
 
2014-06-08 01:53:13 PM
Hmmm.  The unemployment rates seem to be pretty far off.  The GA DOL says 7.0, TFA says 10.7.

/GA'er
//Considering a move to FL
///Crazy?  You betcha!
 
2014-06-08 02:02:32 PM

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: As a mainer, I would like to say....


GO THE FARK HOME YOU ORANGE-SKINNED GUIDOS!

/construction + tourists + heat = is it winter yet?


Btw...wtF is a "mainer"? It's Mainiac!!!
 
2014-06-08 02:10:15 PM
I want to make a blog or Tumblr or something called Everything Sucks Everywhere All The Time. Instead of talking about how great each state and city is, just have all the data about why places suck. The reason I want to do this is to help calm people down so they realize that yes, where they are sucks, but moving won't resolve any issues. I always see these lists of why other places are wonderful, and feel impending doom that I need to move. But then I read bad shiat about that place later. So relax everyone, the only place worth being is six feet under
 
2014-06-08 02:31:58 PM

zulius: "Arizona: The Kid Picked Last For This List And No One Knows How He Got Here" [...] maybe it's the heat?


I'd guess it's a combination of terrible commute times and the housing crash hitting Phoenix really hard. There are about 6.6 million people in AZ and about 4.4 million of them live in the greater Phoenix metro area. "Phoenix metro area" and "everywhere else in AZ" probably have insanely different stress profiles, but I don't think these folks crunched the data at that level of detail. If this map were county level instead of state level, you'd almost certainly see the high stress areas in/around large cities, and low stress areas out in the boondocks.

(Arizona is also sort of like the Florida of the Southwest in the number of stupid things people do, which can't help.)
 
2014-06-08 02:36:52 PM
Is not having health insurance really such a stress point? I didn't have any till I was about 30 and I don't recall ever worrying about it much.

Seriously.
 
2014-06-08 03:04:29 PM
i1048.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-08 06:49:48 PM
My siblings and cousins who are contemporaries all left NJ a long time ago. I'm the holdout.

I miss Maine.

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-08 07:56:12 PM

baorao: The commute time metric lacks a consideration for distance. A commute of more than 20 minutes that take you 2 miles is way more stressful than one that takes you 10 or 15 miles.

They have obviously factored that in, but I don't think they have truly emphasized how bad it ducks to drive in Chicago or California.


Or MA. My total commute takes 45 minutes. Two miles of that commute take 15-25 minutes.

I hate typical MA drivers.
 
2014-06-09 06:29:57 PM

Enlightened Liberal: I wonder where they got their information. Their graphic says Florida's unemployment rate is 11.1%, but the most recent information I found online stated it was 6.2%.


Shhhh.

Its terrible here.
If you're here - leave.
If you're thinking about coming here - don't
 
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