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Examining America’s most peaceful and least peaceful states
The Examiner ^ | May 13, 2012 | Dan Poole

Posted on 05/23/2014 4:29:07 AM PDT by Renfield

n late April, the Institute for Economics and Peace released their 2012 edition of the "United States Peace Index (USPI)." This comprehensive report ranks the 50 states and determines which are the most peaceful and which are the least peaceful. Maine is the most peaceful state with a Peace Index score of 1.31. Louisiana is the least peaceful with a score of 4.05. Michigan is ranked 29th with a score of 2.69. You can see the full rankings here.

A first glance at the Peace Index would appear to suggest that blue states are the most peaceful and that red states are the least peaceful. By extension, it would appear that Progressive/Liberal states are succeeding whereas conservative states are failing. Nothing could be further from the truth. The discrepancies in the Peace Index are in fact a damming indictment against diversity – the Holy Sacrament of Progressivism.

Cross referencing the Peace Index with the percentage of the non-Hispanic white population in each individual state yields startling findings. The Peace Index is updated from 2010, and the non-Hispanic white percentages are also from 2010, so the following numbers are an apples to apples comparison:

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: crime; immigration; race; violence

1 posted on 05/23/2014 4:29:07 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield

In before the “That’s Racist!” post...


2 posted on 05/23/2014 4:32:50 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Renfield

Can you give us a hint, hopeful look. The site has sooo many ads, and keeps crashing my comp : /

God bless,
Tatt


3 posted on 05/23/2014 4:35:09 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr. Eric Cunningha.m)
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To: Renfield
"Maine is the most peaceful state"

That is because more and more Mainers are coming to realize that on the eve of June 12, 2018 they will wake up free, free from the Union, free from the UN, free from all of the slavery of federal regulations and free to work and raise a family with no or literally no federal or govt intrusion.

That is why Maine is at peace, the very smell and thought of freedom backed up by no less than eight militias armed and ready to protect the polls and the peace, gives one reason to sleep peacefully and act peacefully.

4 posted on 05/23/2014 4:36:42 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: Renfield
the Institute for Economics and Peace released their 2012 edition of the "United States Peace Index (USPI).

The article is pointing out a different point, but I always find such ratings subject to the bias of the lister.

I would expect "the Institute for Economics and Peace" to ignore crime rate, while giving postive marks for restricting personal liberties and negative marks for more personal liberty. e.g. "better to be disarmed and dead murder victim, than a violent CCW holder".

5 posted on 05/23/2014 4:38:10 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: thesearethetimes...

Nutshell: The more white people and less “diversity” the more peaceful the place is.


6 posted on 05/23/2014 4:43:03 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: raybbr

Another White Privilege .Peace.


7 posted on 05/23/2014 4:44:16 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: thesearethetimes...

I use Firefox with Ad-Blocker, and don’t adds. To which site are you referring?

The site that purports to have the “full rankings” doesn’t display properly on Firefox, so I can’t help you much with that one.


8 posted on 05/23/2014 4:45:21 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: thesearethetimes...

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9 posted on 05/23/2014 4:46:47 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: thesearethetimes...
Oops, that was supposed to say, "...and don't see adds"...
10 posted on 05/23/2014 4:47:42 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

Over on the side, one of their criteria is “access to weapons.”


11 posted on 05/23/2014 4:54:56 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Abathar

I don’t believe something is racist if it’s true.

What I’d like to see is an examination of the cultures involved. I really believe that black America’s problems are more a result of the black culture than of an inherent defect in the black people.

I think they’d find that in general white (Traditional American) culture areas are always more peaceful and prosperous than black or hispanic culture areas.


12 posted on 05/23/2014 4:58:10 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O
I don’t believe something is racist if it’s true. What I’d like to see is an examination of the cultures involved. I really believe that black America’s problems are more a result of the black culture than of an inherent defect in the black people.

I agree....it is the Culture...not the people. Talk with immigrants from the continent of Africa and you can tell an immediate difference. They haven't been brought up in the hate whitey mentality.

No Jessie, no Al, no constant harping on the differences between black and white, no hip-hop, no hoodies, etc.

13 posted on 05/23/2014 5:24:18 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

LOL, this isnt the ME I know. The southern tier is a commie mecca. What are you going to do w/ them? Then there’s the big unions and the trough feeders who think they can do no wrong....which is most of the rest of the state. Perhaps its ‘peaceful’ b/c the people living there havent yet had an excuse to kill each other.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 5:59:04 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: 556x45
LOL, this isnt the ME I know. The southern tier is a commie mecca. What are you going to do w/ them? Then there’s the big unions and the trough feeders who think they can do no wrong....which is most of the rest of the state. Perhaps its ‘peaceful’ b/c the people living there havent yet had an excuse to kill each other.

My reaction also to the post. Maybe it's because there's high gun ownership and we haven't yet reached critical mass in the urban diverse utopias of Portland and Lewiston.

15 posted on 05/23/2014 6:12:41 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

How come nobody here seems to know about this except you?


16 posted on 05/23/2014 6:43:29 AM PDT by metesky (My investment program is holding steady @ $0.05 cents a can.)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Oh right, I forgot about the ‘Somali’ problem. Seems like a train wreck looking for a place to happen.

Would be interesting to hear from the original poster....


17 posted on 05/23/2014 6:49:04 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Renfield
This article is difficult to read and the information is not presented in a very palatable way. That said, it is worth the read:

“After 30,000 interviews, Putnam concludes and reports, against his own progressive convictions, that ethnic and racial diversity can be devastating to communities and destructive of community values."

[snip]

It’s one of the most bitter ironies in human history: Socialism and Diversity are completely incompatible. More evidence against the fallacy of diversity can be derived from Page 32 of the USPI report:

“Economic opportunity has a strong association with peace. Both absolute and relative measures of economic opportunity are significantly associated with peace, as the percentage of families living in poverty, as well as the household Gini coefficient (a measure of income inequality) correlate significantly with the USPI. Only one of the ten most peaceful states has a Gini coefficient higher than .45, and none of the ten most peaceful states has more than 10% of families living in poverty.


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“Diversity is associated with "reduced democracy, slowed economic growth, falling social cohesion and foreign aid, as well as rising corruption and risk of civil conflict." Ethnic diversity is also associated with "reduced public altruism or social capital, evident in falling volunteerism, government welfare for the aged and sick, public health care and a general loss of trust. Ethnic diversity is second only to lack of democracy in predicting civil war. Globally it correlates negatively with governmental efficiency and prosperity."
18 posted on 05/23/2014 6:56:43 AM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: metesky

I am the only one authorized to speak and report on it on FR.


19 posted on 05/23/2014 7:48:27 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: 556x45

Do not fall into the trap of judging the entire state by the Portland Press herald and the candidates the two parties put up. Look instead at the Rural crime stats, look at the rural demographic breakdowns, look instead at the history of Maine, how it became a state, the reasons for it seceding from Mass, don’t be like so many who judge a book by it’s cover.


20 posted on 05/23/2014 7:50:50 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

I don’t know if you’re just goofing or just friggin’ goofy.


21 posted on 05/23/2014 7:55:49 AM PDT by metesky (My investment program is holding steady @ $0.05 cents a can.)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine
the reasons for it seceding from Mass

So white men in Missouri could become drivers of Negros?

22 posted on 05/23/2014 7:57:42 AM PDT by metesky (My investment program is holding steady @ $0.05 cents a can.)
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To: thesearethetimes...

No real details — just generalities. I was looking for a list.


23 posted on 05/23/2014 7:58:58 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: metesky

Ka-boom!

Attaboy George!


24 posted on 05/23/2014 8:15:01 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: headsonpikes
Hey you! How are ya?

I don't post 1/4 as much as I used to. 70 yo now and kind of tired of this constant round pound.

25 posted on 05/23/2014 8:19:55 AM PDT by metesky (My investment program is holding steady @ $0.05 cents a can.)
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To: metesky

LOL


26 posted on 05/23/2014 8:29:48 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr. Eric Cunningha.m)
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To: Renfield

Grins - it’s ok, my brain filled it in ;)

Apologies for the hijack - but I use Firefox also, but have been trying to address the old flash player crash issue on my laptop with little success : /

The good news is - and I don’t know why, but thank goodness my desktop is MUCH less sensitive to it, lol. I finally did head in to view it there ;)

Thanks again, and may God bless.
Tatt


27 posted on 05/23/2014 8:37:24 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr. Eric Cunningha.m)
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To: metesky

I turn 70 in November and I hear ya!

I’m reading more now - currently Allan Nevins’ “Ordeal of the Union”, Volume 3 of 8. I’ve finished Flexner’s biography of Washington, and I’m sizing up some recent acquisitions.

I miss the intellectual radicalism on this website of a decade ago...;^)


28 posted on 05/23/2014 8:46:00 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: headsonpikes
I have Nevins' four volume "War for the Union" which really gives a lot of insight into the economic imperatives of the Civil War.

Happy reading...

29 posted on 05/23/2014 9:14:01 AM PDT by metesky (My investment program is holding steady @ $0.05 cents a can.)
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To: metesky

I would expect no more from a collins republican. Have you ever taken the time to read the Constitution of Maine? Have you not noticed the Preamble and Article one sections one and two?

I would expect that you will be either one of those taking responsibility for yourself or leaving Maine well before the vote.


30 posted on 05/23/2014 9:57:50 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine
"Collins Republican"? That's the best you could do with two hours to think about it?

You'll never earn your FR code ring that way, tootsie.

31 posted on 05/23/2014 10:11:52 AM PDT by metesky (My investment program is holding steady @ $0.05 cents a can.)
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To: metesky

Those are the subsequent 4 volumes to “Ordeal” in the set. I’ll be another few weeks before I get to them. I’m finding the history of the Buchanan administration to be as morbidly fascinating as a car-wreck.

Given its origin in the furtive shenanigans of the Democratic Party, it’s almost a foreshadowing of the Obama regime.


32 posted on 05/23/2014 10:36:00 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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