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  • The most popular food in every state

    04/11/2016 8:43:42 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 62 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 11 April 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    Despite peaking in popularity in the early 2000s, low-carb diets remain a staple of the fitness and nutrition industry. However, these diets have not abated America’s love of carbohydrates. The health of the country hurts because of it — obesity rates are still rising — but the data show that the country’s most popular foods continue to be the most carbohydrate-laden. From pizza to sandwiches and baked goods, we can’t get enough. Using the most recent 2014 estimates from the American Community Survey and Dun and Bradstreet, the experts at FindTheHome discovered the most popular food in every state....
  • America’s Drunkest States

    07/02/2015 1:17:06 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06.29.15 | James Joiner
    New study shows where we drink the most, and who’s doing it. A new study has been released that tells us a lot about our nation’s drinking habits. Which states drink a lot? Which house the most teetotalers? Where do you fall? See below:
  • The Definitive and Final Ranking of All 50 States

    06/30/2015 6:33:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Thrillist ^ | June 30, 2015
    50. Florida When putting together a list such as this, there can be some temptation to defy popular expectations, and go against the grain. However, Florida’s awfulness resume is so staggeringly impressive that it couldn’t go any other way. You were born for this. Embrace it. 49. Delaware Dogfish Head, one of the most enduring jokes from Wayne’s World, and… that about covers it. Even people from Delaware don’t really fight back all that hard when you make fun of Delaware. 48. Ohio Getting LeBron back only further cemented its position as the Florida of the North.
  • Wait, you’re telling me the government can just come in and take my stuff?

    05/22/2015 7:14:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/22/2015 | Matt Vespa
    On Monday, FreedomWorks and the Center for American Progress (CAP) joined forces to invite bloggers, writers, and some think-tank analysts for a daylong conference on justice reform. One of the aspects I liked about the conference is that it shows on some issues the left and right can agree. It’s disconcerting that we’ve gradually lost the ability to have a conversation with one another–the Indiana RFRA fiasco is a result of this decay in public discourse. So, it didn’t end like the Red Wedding­; it didn’t even turn out like the end of Gangs of New York. In fact,...
  • The Most Republican County in Each State

    04/10/2015 7:58:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 | 04/10/2015 | By Alexander Kent, Thomas C. Frohlich and Mark Lieberman
    Since, the site does not allow posting on FR, the curious among you might want to see which country in your state is most Republican by Clicking this link: The Most Republican County in Each State
  • Which States Have the Most Underfunded Pensions?

    04/04/2015 10:53:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2015 | Larry Alton
    Pension funding is a hot topic in the political world. Retirees who have worked their entire lives end up retiring with very little to their name or have a very difficult time accessing their funds. These problems vary from state to state, with underfunded pensions accounting for the worst. Many states promise a certain amount for public employee retirement benefits, but don’t deliver in the end. According to this post from State Budget Solutions, last year’s unfunded pensions reached an all-time high of $4.7 trillion. This funding gap is affecting every state, but for some it hits harder than...
  • 7 States With the Most People on Food Stamps

    02/16/2015 12:23:49 PM PST · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | 2/16/15 | Erika Rawes
    3. New Mexico Number of food stamp recipients: 430,622 Percentage of the state’s population on food stamps: 20.65% Total cost of just these benefits alone (That is, how much do just the money on those EBT cards cost the state?): Around $53.12 million Cost of benefits alone per capita in this state: $25.47 per person
  • The Relative Value of $100 Changes by State—This Map Shows What a Benjamin Is Worth Where You Are

    02/07/2015 9:05:22 AM PST · by Baynative · 78 replies
    IJ Review ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | Joseph Perticone
    A newly released map from the Tax Foundation shows the relative value of $100 varies, depending on the state in which you’re looking to spend money
  • Americans on the move want warmth, affordability: reports

    01/02/2015 12:21:10 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 99 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 2JAN2015 | Mark Guarino
    (Reuters) - Americans moving out of state in 2014 were most likely to head to places that were warmer and more affordable, such as the South and Southwest, according to studies by two major moving companies. The 47th annual report by Allied Van Lines showed that Illinois topped the list of states people are moving away from with 1,372 net moves, followed by Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan and New Jersey. The states have remained in the top five since 2010, the company said.
  • New Report Finds Which States Favor Homeschoolers

    11/19/2014 1:21:47 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 50 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 11-19-14 | Rudy Takala
    Last month, ALEC released its annual Report Card on American Education. The report ranks states’ education policy based on six areas, including state academic standards; charter school laws; private school choice programs; overall teacher quality; digital learning opportunities; and the regulatory burden placed on homeschool families. The study, which included research conducted by the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), gave 11 states the top grade of “A” in the area of homeschool regulatory burdens. Those states are Alaska, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Texas. The number of states earning an “A” grade expanded...
  • 2014 Best & Worst States for Business State Rankings [Top 10: Republican Governors]

    11/14/2014 9:50:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    1 Texas 2 Florida 3 Tennessee 4 North Carolina 5 South Carolina 6 Indiana 7 Arizona 8 Nevada 9 Louisiana 10 Georgia
  • 7 Most Expensive States to Live in the U.S.

    11/02/2014 4:49:28 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    Business Cheatsheet ^ | October 28, 2014 | Erika Rawes
    As most of us already know, an equal salary can stretch much further in one place than in another. If you earn at least $75,000 per year, you earn a comfortable salary. At this income level, you are said to have reached the point where you really don’t need any more money to thrive. In each state, however, this $75,000 has to be adjusted to account for costs of living differences. A few states, however, like Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Nevada, Florida, and Wisconsin are right around the benchmark. That is, even when adjusting for cost of living, these states will...
  • List Of 134 Cities Where Violent, Criminal Illegal Aliens Were Sent After Release By Obama DHS

    11/02/2014 9:08:55 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 27 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Nov 2, 2014 | Doug Ross @ Journal
    According to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement arm of DHS, 36,007 criminal illegal aliens were released into the United States in 2013. Responding to a request by Sen. Chuck Grassley, ICE provided a list of ZIP codes — not cities and states — where criminal illegals, many convicted of violent offenses including murder, rape and kidnapping, have been dumped by the administration. I wrote a small script to convert the ZIPs into cities and states, the results of which are below. Please make sure that your families, friends, colleagues and other acquaintances are aware of these locations. Better safe than...
  • Here's The Most Affluent Town In Every State

    09/09/2014 8:49:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/09/2014 | ANDY KIERSZ
  • CHART: Right-to-Work States Are Absolutely Dominating In Job Growth

    05/29/2014 8:13:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/29/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    Since 1990, nearly all of the top 10 states for job growth are right-to-work states, while nearly all of the 10 states with the least amount of job growth are non-right-to-work states. More broadly, 18 out of the 25 states with the fastest employment growth are right-to-work states while 19 of the 25 states with the slowest growth are non-right-to-work states, according to data from the U.S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the past nearly quarter of a century, right-to-work states have averaged job growth at about twice the rate of non-right-to-work states. Excluding Michigan and Indiana (which...
  • Poll: D.C. Only U.S. "State" With Positive Economic Confidence

    02/10/2014 8:53:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Gallup’s latest economic findings are seemingly straight out of the dystopian novel “The Hunger Games.” That is to say, every state in the nation boasted a negative economic index score; only the District of Columbia -- the capital city -- is seemingly prospering. Surprise: The pollsters posit some interesting takeaways for us to consider: (1) the disparity between the most economically confident state (Massachusetts) and the least economically confident state (West Virginia) is 43 percentage points. (This excludes the District of Columbia, of course, which is not a state).That’s an enormous gap, and one that doesn’t appear to be shrinking,...
  • Gallup: Wyoming Residents Most Conservative, D.C. Most Liberal

    01/31/2014 3:50:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Gallup ^ | 01/31/2014 | Art Swift
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Wyoming was the most conservative U.S. state in 2013, replacing Alabama, which fell to 10th place. The District of Columbia was once again the most liberal area in the United States, with Vermont and Massachusetts having the highest percentage of liberals among the 50 states. Explore complete state data > Overall, Americans were much more likely to self-identify as conservatives than as liberals last year, though that gap shrank from previous years. The most conservative states are located primarily in the South and West, while the most liberal states are found on the East and West...
  • Obama Ready To “Shutdown” 16 U.S. States

    10/07/2013 8:01:01 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 69 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | 6 October 2013 | Brandon Walker
     It has never happened before in the history of the United States. We The People are watching a political game of chess unfold from our nations leaders and are on the very brink of a financial catastrophe like no other since our nations founding. When and if this occurs in just a mere 11 days, on October 17, President Obama is not looking to fix it but rather “shut down” or terminate the charter of 16 U.S. States!The train wreck that was predicted with the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, is being scheduled. Our national debt clock is ticking...
  • What is the Most Screwed Up Thing About Your State? Check This Chart

    09/24/2013 10:33:06 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 62 replies
    Policy Mic ^ | 09/21/2013 | Chris Miles
    For all the U-S-A, U-S-A rah rah that goes around, the United States can be a shameful place.  The below map lays out some of the statistically worst things about each state. It covers everything from health to crime to travel to drug use. Some states don't have it so bad (Ohio, the "nerdiest") but others really kind of suck (Mississippi has the highest rate of obesity at 35.3% of total population ... and ranks poorly in the most number of categories. These include highest rate of child poverty at 31.9%, highest rate of infant mortality at 10.3% lowest median household...
  • The States People Are Fleeing In 2013

    02/08/2013 11:17:12 PM PST · by Cowboy Bob · 34 replies
    Forbes/Yahoo ^ | 02/08/2013 | Jenna Goudreau
    Long-term shifts in the U.S. economy coupled with the recent recession means Americans are more likely to pack up and move for employment-related reasons. Although the total number of residential moves is down, new data shows a clear pattern of the states that people are fleeing the fastest.
  • Fascinating Map on Small Business Friendly States

    05/09/2012 12:42:02 PM PDT · by I still care · 5 replies
    Thumbtack.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
    2012 Thumbtack.com Small Business Survey, in partnership with Kauffman Foundation Overall friendliness Ease of starting a business Hiring costs Regulations Health & safety Employment, labor & hiring Tax code Licensing Environmental Zoning Training programs Networking programs Current economic health Optimism about future Growth rate last year