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Most peaceful, least peaceful U.S. states
WebMD Health News ^ | April 26, 2012 | Cari Nierenberg and Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

Posted on 04/28/2012 7:59:01 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

For the 11th year in a row, Maine is the most peaceful state in America, according to the 2012 United States Peace Index report.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: peace; states
What would Barry say? "If I had a son...he look like..." Likely just a coincidence.
1 posted on 04/28/2012 7:59:05 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
"Each state's peace index score was determined by analyzing its homicide, violent crime, policing, and prison rates, as well as by the availability of guns among its residents."

So...is availability of guns....a positive or a negative?

2 posted on 04/28/2012 8:06:40 AM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Where’d the article go? I get an “article not found” message when I click on the link.


3 posted on 04/28/2012 8:08:59 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: ConservativeStatement
Do not go to page unless your anti-virus is working!!!!

Tried to get me with a trojan but Microsoft Security Essentials caught it. Had to reboot to clean it up.

4 posted on 04/28/2012 8:14:11 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Among regions, the Northeast was considered the most peaceful area with the country's lowest homicide, violent crime, and prison rates. It was followed by the Midwest, West, and lastly, the South, which had the highest rates of gun ownership.

No agendas here. /s

I see they listed Detroit as the most violent but I suspect they aren't making a distinction between violent crime and violent defense. (Self defense shootings in Detroit are skyrocketing) I'd be interested in a comparison between Detroit and Chicago.
5 posted on 04/28/2012 8:14:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: goodnesswins

Only two out of the five criteria they use reflect actual crime rates. Guns? Police? Prison? Who needs those!


6 posted on 04/28/2012 8:14:28 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: raybbr

My Norton’s caught it too.


7 posted on 04/28/2012 8:15:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: WildHighlander57
Type in” ajc peaceful states” in Google and it should be the first link; however, two posts that follow on FR mentioned a potential virus, though I am not sure if it is the AJC page or the link provided there.
8 posted on 04/28/2012 8:19:42 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: raybbr

Ditto.


9 posted on 04/28/2012 8:20:17 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: ConservativeStatement

(typo) “ajc peaceful states”


10 posted on 04/28/2012 8:20:17 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: raybbr

Avg blocked it immediately.


11 posted on 04/28/2012 8:20:23 AM PDT by I am bigjohn
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To: 9YearLurker

I’ve got a lot of issues with the story.

It rates regions with the northeast being least violent with the south being most violent (and includes the fact that there are lots of guns in the south) However, there are a lot of guns in the west and midwest but they didn’t mention them.


12 posted on 04/28/2012 8:27:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: goodnesswins

Demographics?

Caliber?

Magazine Capacity?

I wonder which factor is most important?

What about the percentage of SUVs?

/s


13 posted on 04/28/2012 8:42:53 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: cripplecreek

Norton caught it.


14 posted on 04/28/2012 8:43:05 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: cripplecreek

Very weak attempt to tie legal gun ownership to high crime rates.

Imagine a city where the law-abiding are prohibited from all gun ownership.

100% safe, right?

(Washington, DC. No crime at all...)


15 posted on 04/28/2012 8:43:23 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: cripplecreek

Southern states - Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, (Maryland), South Carolina and Alabama - have the highest percentage of black Americans that (politically incorrectly) skew the statistics.

Maine, Vermont, Idaho and Montana have the lowest.


16 posted on 04/28/2012 8:47:00 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Notice the least peaceful have a very high number (in most cases a majority) of a certain demographic. Just saying. Coincidence?


17 posted on 04/28/2012 8:47:26 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
From their website...

The USPI measures peacefulness according to five indicators:
The number of homicides,
Number of violent crimes,
The incarceration rate,
Number of police employees and
The availability of small arms.

How utterly useless.

18 posted on 04/28/2012 8:48:50 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Tex-Con-Man
The availability of small arms.

Long guns don't kill people till they reach puberty and develop tripods and banana clips, then they go rabid and become assault weapons.
19 posted on 04/28/2012 8:52:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: raybbr

I had some sort of BS “virus attack” yesterday, when I went to weather underground (a weather site). It was said to be discovered by a MS Windows Antivirus, or some such MS program- trouble is, I don’t have any MS antivirus or Windows Defender running. I immediately used my Kaspersky, and my computer was clean and protected. Anyway the suspect program gave me a decision to clean the “attacking virus” which I ignored, and closed the decision box. Then a big evil red page filled my screen anyway, telling me to load some protection program. I killed that too. I suggest that anyone getting this kill it, and have a reputable antivirus and firewall already loaded and running.


20 posted on 04/28/2012 8:58:35 AM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: ought-six
Notice the least peaceful have a very high number (in most cases a majority) of a certain demographic. Just saying. Coincidence?

Lay off the evangelicals for once, please.

21 posted on 04/28/2012 9:01:25 AM PDT by x
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To: cripplecreek
"I have a big head...

...but small arms."
22 posted on 04/28/2012 9:07:10 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: matthew fuller

Guardian 2010 reincarnated?

I used my android based system to click the link..... I won’t use windows system, now that I know there’s malware lurking at that link.


23 posted on 04/28/2012 9:10:45 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: ConservativeStatement
This site has the same article and is safe:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/04/survey-maine-ranked-most-peaceful-state-louisiana-last/1#.T5wTrKumiSo

24 posted on 04/28/2012 9:19:51 AM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
10 most peaceful states:

Maine

It is not peaceful for the lobsters and pine trees...

Vermont

When your state is one big nudist resort (nudity is not ILLEGAL), where can you keep your guns??

New Hampshire

What a nice place to relax....

Really I'm surprised that 4 of the New England States are in the top 10. Rural states are safer but the surprising one is Rhode Island...

25 posted on 04/28/2012 9:36:47 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I just love these idiotic research results. It all anti-gun, anti-people all the time. My Tennessee Home is quite peaceful.
This is an agenda poll.


26 posted on 04/28/2012 10:05:40 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: cripplecreek; raybbr

They must have sanitized it. My Norton 360 didn’t find anything after a full-system scan.


27 posted on 04/28/2012 10:07:06 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: WildHighlander57

Nothing there now; it’s been sanitized.


28 posted on 04/28/2012 10:12:41 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: matthew fuller

Sounds like you’ve got a cookie (or something) from a disreputable malware/av company embedded on your system/HD, doing that crap. I periodically use Windows Explorer to search for “cookies” and delete them all. I got it once from WU, too, years ago, but Norton 360 & Malwarebytes zap all that pesky garbage now.


29 posted on 04/28/2012 10:19:44 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: goodnesswins
"So...is availability of guns....a positive or a negative?"

The worst kind of violence is legally owning a gun for self defense, even if you never use it. I think that is what we can learn from this new study.

30 posted on 04/28/2012 10:29:12 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: ExCTCitizen
When your state is one big nudist resort (nudity is not ILLEGAL), where can you keep your guns??

Don't get excited, guys...Vermont womyn = Elena Kagan.

31 posted on 04/28/2012 10:36:15 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Maine also has the largest percentage of Caucasians, I think 98%. Coinicidence?
32 posted on 04/28/2012 10:58:58 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: ExCTCitizen

Several years ago we were shopping for a home in Vermont. We noticed an interesting thing about virtually ALL the houses we were shown: At least one, and often several, rifles or shotguns near the door. d8^)


33 posted on 04/28/2012 11:05:17 AM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

34 posted on 04/28/2012 11:09:50 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: carriage_hill; ConservativeStatement

Many thanks for the info; now I can read with peace of mind :)


35 posted on 04/28/2012 11:13:07 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: raybbr

Same here.


36 posted on 04/28/2012 11:13:51 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: goodnesswins
So...is availability of guns....a positive or a negative?

Surely a negative, considering the source and the very use of the phrase, "availability of guns among its residents" instead of "ownership of guns." Availability of guns is considered to be, in itself, violence and certainly not peaceful. Availability of guns is in the category with assault, murder, crimes against property, etc., regardless what is done with the guns. And note it is "availability of guns among its residents," rather than, say, ease ơf acquisition by criminals.

37 posted on 04/28/2012 1:36:29 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: carriage_hill

Thanks. I reset my internet options, supposed to clear them now. (except FR).


38 posted on 04/28/2012 5:54:00 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: matthew fuller

Good; glad you’re okay. I’ve been back to that ajc page 11x and have not found any malware/virus etc, and my machine’s clean. I wonder what the others were getting? If their AV apps zapped it, there should be a record of quarantine/deletion, and I’d be interested to know “what” they were hit with.


39 posted on 04/28/2012 6:19:34 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: eyedigress
I just love these idiotic research results. It all anti-gun, anti-people all the time. My Tennessee Home is quite peaceful. This is an agenda poll.

It's fairly peaceful up here...and we're all pretty heavily armed. That's no secret.

40 posted on 04/28/2012 6:28:01 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: x

“Lay off the evangelicals for once, please.”

Pray, tell me when I have ever “laid on” Evangelicals?


41 posted on 05/01/2012 7:05:51 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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