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Old Dec 17th 2009, 9:10 pm
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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...w122621S08.DTL

San Francisco Chronicle reports a survey that ranks the happiest States to live in. Louisiana wins!
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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...w122621S08.DTL

San Francisco Chronicle reports a survey that ranks the happiest States to live in. Louisiana wins!
They lie. No way is TX that happy.
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Totally believeable.

(Says he, sitting in #51. Miserable lot of beggars round here, and I'd like to claim at least a little bit of the credit for that )
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Totally believeable.

(Says he, sitting in #51. Miserable lot of beggars round here, and I'd like to claim at least a little bit of the credit for that )
46 for California, sounds about right
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How can you trust a survey that says there are 51 States.

No 37 is not a State
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How can you trust a survey that says there are 51 States.

No 37 is not a State
Yeah, I noticed that, but didn't want to be a pedant...

Anyway. In the spirit of science (the real kind, not the AGW kind) let's falsify the hypothesis.
  • You're in Oregon.
  • I'm In Texas.
  • OR is at #30.
  • TX is at #15.
Am I, in my unemployed furrinerness, twice as happy as you, the citizen, with a nice pension?

I submit that we've debunked their schema, by means of counterexample.
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Yeah, I noticed that, but didn't want to be a pedant...

Anyway. In the spirit of science (the real kind, not the AGW kind) let's falsify the hypothesis.
  • You're in Oregon.
  • I'm In Texas.
  • OR is at #30.
  • TX is at #15.
Am I, in my unemployed furrinerness, twice as happy as you, the citizen, with a nice pension?

I submit that we've debunked their schema, by means of counterexample.
Can't argue with that. Anyway my wife tells me I'm happy so I dare not disagree.

I was surprised to see what I think of as poor southern States high up in the list.
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I was surprised to see what I think of as poor southern States high up in the list.
We may be po' but we happy
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Originally Posted by lansbury View Post
I was surprised to see what I think of as poor southern States high up in the list.
Yeah it does seem strange. From the article:

"A new study found that people who report more satisfaction with their lives live in states that score well on things like good schools, low crime and short commuting time, perhaps a first objective look at why some states are happier than others."

Good schools and low crime, doesn't sound like Louisiana to me...
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Yeah it does seem strange. From the article:

"A new study found that people who report more satisfaction with their lives live in states that score well on things like good schools, low crime and short commuting time, perhaps a first objective look at why some states are happier than others."

Good schools and low crime, doesn't sound like Louisiana to me...
Yes I didn't follow that at all.
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Originally Posted by lansbury View Post
I was surprised to see what I think of as poor southern States high up in the list.
Don't forget, there was a well respected study, some years ago, that showed that people who are as thick as pigshit sail blissfully through life, convinced that they're the best person ever at their job, while folks who are capable of critical thinking worry about things that are not as perfect as they could be and get miserable.
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Yes I didn't follow that at all.
Sounds like coincidence rather than causality to me.
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Don't forget, there was a well respected study, some years ago, that showed that people who are as thick as pigshit sail blissfully through life, convinced that they're the best person ever at their job, while folks who are capable of critical thinking worry about things that are not as perfect as they could be and get miserable.
Yeah that's my Mum's theory, "Clever people are never happy". She used to add, "Look at John Lennon", that was before he died though.
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Sounds like coincidence rather than causality to me.
You should be over in gazz's thread. Looks like he's beginning to discover misanthropy.
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
Yeah that's my Mum's theory, "Clever people are never happy". She used to add, "Look at John Lennon", that was before he died though.
Perhaps he was happy after he found the peace of the grave?
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