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New England's lack of violence reaps economic benefits
Reuters ^ | 24April2012 | Scott Malone

Posted on 04/24/2012 7:33:53 PM PDT by qaz123

BOSTON (Reuters) - The rural New England states of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire are the most peaceful U.S. states, a distinction that gives them an economic advantage over the most violent, including Louisiana, Tennessee and Nevada. Violence and its aftermath cost the entire U.S. economy some $460 billion last year, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace's second annual United States Peace Index, which was released on Tuesday.

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TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: newengland; peace; prosperity
How is that some authors can be so damn fraudulent in their writing. This whole article is a f**king joke. The cities in Mass, 3 of the most affluent areas in the state. Wonder what the main demographic is in those places. Not sure if the article or the study included Dorchester in their analysis. And then, for the ultimate, Maine - Vermont - New Hampshire are the most peaceful states. Imagine that. Have to be honest, white folks living peacefully in the mountains/woods of New England, who would have thought.
1 posted on 04/24/2012 7:34:02 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: qaz123

Verrmont`s drugstores, banks and supermarkets are constantly in the news for being robbed every day practically. WCAX-tv Burlington


2 posted on 04/24/2012 7:44:09 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Victims in Vermont????! Who knew?)
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To: qaz123

Vermont`s drugstores, banks and supermarkets are constantly in the news for being robbed every day practically. WCAX-tv Burlington


3 posted on 04/24/2012 7:44:31 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Victims in Vermont????! Who knew?)
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Vermont and Maine are liberal, but they have a lot of guns. So does New Hampshire. Rural areas with guns.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 7:46:46 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: qaz123

One of the most important factors in peace and domestic tranquility is the age of the population. Older is more peaceful. I wonder what the average age is of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 7:50:57 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: qaz123
The black population in Maine is 1.2%; Vermont is 1.0%; and New Hampshire is 1.1%.

See - http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html

6 posted on 04/24/2012 7:51:29 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Ken H

imagine that. I wonder how many of those folks have jobs in academia as those three states are filled w/ colleges/universities.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 7:53:31 PM PDT by qaz123
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Did they factor in weather? You can go to Vegas or New Orleans and have ne'er-do-wells lurking about and walking the streets pretty much 365 days/nights a year. Memphis and Nashvlle, maybe not quite as many.

I'm guessing there are times in NE when even the most hardened street thugs get snowed in....

8 posted on 04/24/2012 7:56:28 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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I used to be a DC police officer living in Virginia. Now I live in rural Vermont with my wife and four year old.

When off duty in Virginia, I used to carry my pistol at all times. I have seen plenty of violent crimes happen first hand while out and about in Virginia and DC, and I intervened in many.

Now that I live in Vermont, I don't carry a pistol anymore. I should, because anything can happen anywhere, but there is a very different vibe up here. It's true that there are robberies of drug stores and other businesses in Vermont (usually some 20-year old white guy trying to get oxycontin or money for meth), but it is nowhere on the scale of say, DC or Northern Virginia. Specifically, one could very well be dragged from their car and beaten in DC or Virginia for "disrespecting" someone or falling victim to road rage. I don't really see it up here.

I'll leave it to the reader to decide why Vermont feels so much safer.

Side note: I still have the Mossberg Persuader ready to go in the house. Sometimes "youths" come up from New York and engage in burglary sprees.

9 posted on 04/24/2012 8:06:08 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Ken H
The black population in Maine is 1.2%; Vermont is 1.0%; and New Hampshire is 1.1%.

Demographics like that make it oh-so-easy to be liberal. Those New Englanders never have to face the consequences of the stupidity of what liberalism brings.

It reminds me of a line about Indians (feather not dot): "The farther away you're from them, the more noble they are."

10 posted on 04/24/2012 8:08:57 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: qaz123

Framingham, MA???
I’m not buying that.


11 posted on 04/24/2012 8:11:57 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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“Institute for Economics and Peace’s”

Ho boy..another libtards scam group. I have more credibility in the Bud Light Institute.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 8:11:57 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Joe 6-pack
Thugs like cold weather. They can wear bulkier clothing to conceal weapons and stolen goods. They can wear a ski mask and not look out of place. They can wear multiple layers of clothing enabling them to shed the outer layer after a crime to avoid identification as the culprit.

During winter, they take advantage of earlier sunset and later sunrise to move about in the darkness for longer periods.

13 posted on 04/24/2012 8:12:07 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Ken H

That’s exactly it. In fact, up until recently those percentages were 0.0%.
A couple three years back there was some polital push to place blacks in those states.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 8:21:53 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Darren McCarty

The three states are #1,2,and 4 in the “whitest states” category.

Coincidence?


15 posted on 04/24/2012 8:23:48 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Mears

What state is #3?


16 posted on 04/24/2012 8:33:29 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

West Virginia


17 posted on 04/24/2012 8:42:43 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: GreatRoad

If I remember hearing/reading something recently, a number of displaced Somalians ended up in Maine. Probably some f**ked up solution, someone from USAID had when trying to figure out where to put them. Can you imagine going from a country that roasts most of the year to a ‘no-bulls**t” winter. They have to be hating the weather, but loving life on the American taxpayer.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 8:48:39 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: re_nortex
I'd like for Nancy Disgrace to live in downtown Philly or Baltimore and have her kids go to the public schools....

these high and mighty elites never face the consequences of their stupidity....

Tragic Martin my foot.....for every one of him, there's a dozen pale victims lying in the dirt.....IMO of course...

19 posted on 04/24/2012 9:01:31 PM PDT by cherry
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To: 101stAirborneVet

I too live in rural VT and believe the fact anybody with a driver’s license can carry concealed leads the miniscule criminal element to think real hard. That, coupled with the fact most rural folks have been hunting since they could walk, makes it dangerous to be a thug.


20 posted on 04/24/2012 9:03:48 PM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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To: re_nortex

Same with Oregon....


21 posted on 04/24/2012 9:22:32 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: qaz123

I love living in Maine!
I’m out in the the country, all the neighbors are great!
Folks in rural towns here are armed, and the trouble makers know it.

Crime is very low.
Winters are tough up here, but the below zero weather
get rid of the riff raff.
You see somebody out in that weather, they’re most likely a friend!
LOL

Portland, Lewiston, and Bangor can be trouble spots.
Lewiston had a huge influx of Somalians awhile back.
It’s a PITA to shop in Portland, lots of pan handlers abound.
Bangor has a huge mosque now.
Lots of libs and airy-fairies living there, too.
Nuts and berries types.
At least where I live, all the nuts are in the trees!

Land around here is bring snapped up by folks who want to get away from dangerous cities.
Some are snotty and keep to themselves, most are pretty nice.

It IS peaceful here!

Northern Maine has remained sparsely populated, winters can be REALLY brutal up there.
It is beautiful country though.
Good place to raise kids.


22 posted on 04/24/2012 9:24:59 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: re_nortex
It reminds me of a line about Indians (feather not dot): "The farther away you're from them, the more noble they are."

From what I understand, many of the tribes did have a highly developed sense of honor and personal worth. I would think that this wouldn't seem any less true as you got closer to them, just less significant.

23 posted on 04/24/2012 9:51:39 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Ken H

Bingo!


24 posted on 04/24/2012 10:07:07 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: qaz123
Have to be honest, white folks living peacefully in the mountains/woods of New England, who would have thought.

And clinging to their guns and religion too!

I wonder if it ever occurred to the writer that Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire have high gun ownership and fewer regulations on gun ownership than most other states. So much for the liberal lie that gun ownership leads to violence.

25 posted on 04/24/2012 10:15:06 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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