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6 minutes ago, Hoosierhoopster said:

^^ Unable to edit the vulgarity out of the pasted image from J Stephens -- Please remember obscenities are against our Board Rules, thanks.

Ostensibly is a big word, but i don't think it's necessarily vulgar.  :coffee:

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18 minutes ago, Hoosierhoopster said:

^^ Unable to edit the vulgarity out of the pasted image from J Stephens -- Please remember obscenities are against our Board Rules, thanks.

Sorry, didn't even think of that. Deleted the post.

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2 minutes ago, IUFLA said:

Too late...I saw it already and am scarred for life...

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I've never considered the option adding 'ery' to a 4 letter word.  That has some interesting possibilities I can try out when dealing with divorce attorneys.  

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1 hour ago, 5fouls said:

I've never considered the option adding 'ery' to a 4 letter word.  That has some interesting possibilities I can try out when dealing with divorce attorneys.  

You need to listen to more Amy Winehouse then. She uses it excellently on "Me and Mr. Jones".

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1 hour ago, IUFLA said:

Too late...I saw it already and am scarred for life...

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I know you are a sensitive, my friend! I should have known that I could have damaged young sensibilities!

1 hour ago, 5fouls said:

I've never considered the option adding 'ery' to a 4 letter word.  That has some interesting possibilities I can try out when dealing with divorce attorneys.  

That's why my mind didn't even process it as a swear word. F*#$-ery is a word my wife sometimes uses when she's annoyed with somebody doing something stupid or dangerous in public.

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6 minutes ago, Lostin76 said:

I know you are a sensitive, my friend! I should have known that I could have damaged young sensibilities!

No worries...I worked for a guy in the USAF that used words even sailors don't know...

But if you look that word up, its original meaning was for a house of ill repute...play on the word "factory" I suppose...

RMK did say it was one of the more pliable words in the English language...

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On 8/6/2020 at 7:29 PM, 5fouls said:

Discussion topic.  New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut are now doing much better than the rest of the country.  Is it because they are social distancing and masking better?  Or. could it be a little bit of the herd effect.  In other words, did they got hit so hard in March & April that the virus is not finding as many available victims.

:Possibly seeing something similar happening with the states that began to get slammed this summer.  Arizona's pace has slowed quite a bit while California, Texas, and Florida are still setting up high numbers.  The difference?  Arizona has a much smaller population than the others..  So, is it possible that 'herding' is starting to kick in for Arizona, while the others still have a ways to go.  

 

I live in CT. People wear masks when out in public. It’s not herd immunity. It’s people doing what doctors tell them to do. Wearing masks works. If people didn’t treat it as an infringement on their rights and just wore the masks, we’d be in a lot better place right now.

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13 minutes ago, Kodos said:

I live in CT. People wear masks when out in public. It’s not herd immunity. It’s people doing what doctors tell them to do. Wearing masks works. If people didn’t treat it as an infringement on their rights and just wore the masks, we’d be in a lot better place right now.

I believe masks work.  But, there is also a reduced population for the virus to infect.  In Indiana, over 50% of the deaths have come from nursing homes.  Now that the virus has already ravaged that population, deaths in the state are down.  The virus is naturally going to lose some steam in a location as the result of immunity acquired as it progresses through a population.  

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Dr Sanjay Gupta discussed T cell immunity on CNN.  IF 40% have T cell immunity, we may only need 20% w Covid for herd immunity. IF NY had 25%, it would explain why they are mostly done. 

 

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21 minutes ago, mrflynn03 said:

I'm sure they will demand flyover people's tax dollars to bail them out. 

Actually they’ll demand the northeast’s money as they generate the most revenue. Most of the flyover states collect more in federal assistance than they put in. You can’t take money from a negative contribution. The bluer the states are below = the more they suck on the federal teet. 
 

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18 minutes ago, tdhoosier said:

Actually they’ll demand the northeast’s money as they generate the most revenue. Most of the flyover states collect more in federal assistance than they put in. You can’t take money from a negative contribution. The bluer the states are below = the more they suck on the federal teet. 
 

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Not sure of your source, but this one from June 2020 has a drastically different map.

https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700/

 

Most Federally Dependent States

 

Rank (1 = Most Dependent)

State

Total Score

‘State Residents’ Dependency’ Rank 

‘State Government’s Dependency’ Rank 

1 New Mexico 85.80 1 5
2 Kentucky 78.18 3 7
3 Mississippi 77.02 6 4
4 West Virginia 73.86 5 9
5 Montana 70.78 14 2
6 Alaska 68.61 7 8
7 South Carolina 67.58 4 16
8 Indiana 64.37 8 11
9 Arizona 62.71 13 6
10 Wyoming 62.26 24 1
11 Alabama 58.89 9 14
12 Louisiana 54.89 31 3
13 Maine 52.11 10 21
14 North Dakota 51.63 2 44
15 Tennessee 47.73 22 10
16 Pennsylvania 46.54 17 18
17 Missouri 44.29 26 12
18 Oklahoma 42.17 19 23
19 Maryland 41.82 15 31
20 South Dakota 40.39 23 17
21 Arkansas 39.46 41 13
22 Vermont 39.42 20 30
23 Georgia 35.18 35 20
24 New York 35.04 46 15
25 Oregon 34.89 27 27
26 Idaho 34.33 21 35
27 Michigan 34.06 29 25
28 North Carolina 33.89 32 24
29 Rhode Island 33.79 39 22
30 New Hampshire 32.42 34 26
31 Nevada 31.70 36 29
32 Ohio 31.32 45 19
33 Wisconsin 31.24 16 43
34 Texas 29.90 42 28
35 Florida 29.89 28 33
36 Connecticut 28.04 18 42
37 Colorado 27.64 40 32
38 Hawaii 25.49 11 50
39 Nebraska 25.32 43 34
40 Virginia 24.99 12 49
41 California 24.42 44 36
42 Washington 24.32 37 37
43 Minnesota 21.99 25 45
44 Massachusetts 19.16 47 38
45 Illinois 18.53 48 39
46 Utah 17.83 33 46
47 Iowa 16.53 30 47
48 Delaware 14.91 50 40
49 New Jersey 14.52 49 41
50 Kansas 12.73 38 48

 

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59 minutes ago, 5fouls said:

Not sure of your source, but this one from June 2020 has a drastically different map.

https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700/

 

Most Federally Dependent States

 

Rank (1 = Most Dependent)

State

Total Score

‘State Residents’ Dependency’ Rank 

‘State Government’s Dependency’ Rank 

1 New Mexico 85.80 1 5
2 Kentucky 78.18 3 7
3 Mississippi 77.02 6 4
4 West Virginia 73.86 5 9
5 Montana 70.78 14 2
6 Alaska 68.61 7 8
7 South Carolina 67.58 4 16
8 Indiana 64.37 8 11
9 Arizona 62.71 13 6
10 Wyoming 62.26 24 1
11 Alabama 58.89 9 14
12 Louisiana 54.89 31 3
13 Maine 52.11 10 21
14 North Dakota 51.63 2 44
15 Tennessee 47.73 22 10
16 Pennsylvania 46.54 17 18
17 Missouri 44.29 26 12
18 Oklahoma 42.17 19 23
19 Maryland 41.82 15 31
20 South Dakota 40.39 23 17
21 Arkansas 39.46 41 13
22 Vermont 39.42 20 30
23 Georgia 35.18 35 20
24 New York 35.04 46 15
25 Oregon 34.89 27 27
26 Idaho 34.33 21 35
27 Michigan 34.06 29 25
28 North Carolina 33.89 32 24
29 Rhode Island 33.79 39 22
30 New Hampshire 32.42 34 26
31 Nevada 31.70 36 29
32 Ohio 31.32 45 19
33 Wisconsin 31.24 16 43
34 Texas 29.90 42 28
35 Florida 29.89 28 33
36 Connecticut 28.04 18 42
37 Colorado 27.64 40 32
38 Hawaii 25.49 11 50
39 Nebraska 25.32 43 34
40 Virginia 24.99 12 49
41 California 24.42 44 36
42 Washington 24.32 37 37
43 Minnesota 21.99 25 45
44 Massachusetts 19.16 47 38
45 Illinois 18.53 48 39
46 Utah 17.83 33 46
47 Iowa 16.53 30 47
48 Delaware 14.91 50 40
49 New Jersey 14.52 49 41
50 Kansas 12.73 38 48

 

I got it here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/state-bailouts-federal-spending-give-receive/

there’s also: https://www.businessinsider.com/federal-taxes-federal-services-difference-by-state-2019-1?amp

never heard of Wallethub.com before. 
 

edit/add: I’m relooking at that table and it looks like #1 means the most dependent. So the lower the state is, the less dependent they are on the federal government? That seems to add up a little closer to the info in the links I posted. 

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11 minutes ago, tdhoosier said:

I see Wallethub stuff all the time. They put out lists like best states to retire in, states with highest / lowest taxes, etc. 

The Wallethub study above just adds the dependency of residents to the dependency of the states to come up with their ranking.

Went to their website for first time and see their main focus is credit scores. Putting out these articles must be how they drive traffic to their site. Who wouldn't want to know the- https://wallethub.com/edu/most-pet-friendly-cities/5562/ ?

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Goldman Sachs report states

"A review of 201 transmission events finds that clusters predominantly occurred indoors, including in restaurants, bars, senior housing, food plants, religious venues, offices, and dormitories. A detailed analysis from Japan estimates that the infection odds are nearly 19 times greater indoors compared to outdoors. We have also found a strong positive correlation between virus spread and summer restaurant activity across US states and in the Sun Belt, where hot weather drives customers inside."

Head to the beaches!

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