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Aug 15, 2016 - 3:43pm

I wanted to say Idaho for the bants but the ms isnt worth it.
I'd go with Arkansas or Louisiana. Maybe even Hawaii because you could get sick of it and you're pretty isolated?

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Aug 15, 2016 - 4:26pm

Go for it, shit on Idaho. I just threw you an SB as a promise between men that I won't throw monkey shit. (because I can't)

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Aug 15, 2016 - 4:32pm

Don't really have anything against Idaho. It does have fantastic natural sceneries and reminds me of being a badass cowboy.
But definitely the SEC states like BobTheBaker mentioned for sure.

 
Aug 15, 2016 - 4:11pm

I feel like it has to be one of the SEC states. Louisiana, Mississippi, or Alabama. It must suck to live in Montana or Wyoming or something but at least the nature scene there is great.

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Jun 22, 2017 - 10:49am

+SB. I threaten my wife with a move to Whitefish about once a quarter.

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Nov 19, 2020 - 3:09pm

The nature scene is arguably better in SEC states. In Wyoming and the plains states, it's just flat grasslands, dirt, and a couple mesas which are cool.
 

Only reason people think that qualifies for breathtaking nature is because they never visit those states in the first place. 200 years ago, people thought the nature there sucked lol

 
Aug 15, 2016 - 4:21pm

not sure, but thinking of idaho... Coeur d'Alene, Boise & Sun Valley are great btw,

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Aug 15, 2016 - 4:55pm

Mississippi or Alabama. Politician wise- Illinois.

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Aug 15, 2016 - 6:14pm

I disagree with all the hate for Mississippi and Alabama (and I'm from Philadelphia, so pretty unbiased). While the stats in aggregate point to a bad state, if you're in a good circle I think those states could be pretty great. If you like the fraternity alumni of SEC school life with very hot white chicks, it's not too bad. My cousin is currently in a fraternity at Alabama and he's basically living the dream.

I'd take living in MS/AL over say South Dakota or Nebraska easily.

 
Aug 15, 2016 - 7:30pm

your argument for Mississippi/Alabama is that if you are in a frat at an SEC school it's great? Really? that's it? I think that confirms how shitty those states are.

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Aug 15, 2016 - 10:41pm

adapt or die:

I disagree with all the hate for Mississippi and Alabama (and I'm from Philadelphia, so pretty unbiased). While the stats in aggregate point to a bad state, if you're in a good circle I think those states could be pretty great. If you like the fraternity alumni of SEC school life with very hot white chicks, it's not too bad. My cousin is currently in a fraternity at Alabama and he's basically living the dream.

I'd take living in MS/AL over say South Dakota or Nebraska easily.

Yeah, my step-niece (zero relation at all) is hot as f*ck and she just graduated from Alabama. All of her sorority friends are mind numbingly hot. It's ridiculous.

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Aug 21, 2016 - 1:32pm

Good luck getting that experience once you're past college age though (18-24 or so). Most of those frats are not going to let some older dude hang out with them that readily and once you get outside the SEC sorority girls, the quality of white girls in most southern states (outside of Florida and Texas) is horrible.

 
Aug 15, 2016 - 10:43pm

The Real Max:

The entire south sans a couple incredible cities (Houston, Austin, Atlanta).

Honestly? This is generally true for the north, Midwest, plain states, and west coast, too. There's a reason people squeeze themselves into big cities.

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Aug 21, 2016 - 4:12pm

I love Austin and Houston but my god, Atlanta is one of the trashiest cities I've ever had the misfortune of staying in. Not only that, I found the people there to be very difficult to get along with, confrontational, and sketchy.

 
Jun 23, 2017 - 1:36am

Lived in the Atlanta area for 10yrs, recently moved. And your assessment is spot on. And the traffic, jesus... my worst commute to my office was 2hr, one way; average was 1.5hr. And I lived ~30 miles from my office.

 
Aug 15, 2016 - 10:51pm

MD is the worst state I've ever been in. Baltimore is a liberal dystopia. A zombie apocalypse.

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Aug 17, 2016 - 7:28pm

This is a stupid waste of time and complete bullshit. Every state is different and attracts a different kind of people. So it comes down to your personality. California has a lot a positives but has a lot of negatives too. So it depends on the person.

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Aug 20, 2016 - 4:02pm

Oklahoma was pretty fkn run down everywhere I went for baseball there, Mississippi as well for the same problem. But hey cheap fast food, gas, and tobacco. Good ol' Walmart country.

Edit: Oh yeah throw Iowa in there as well, they voted for Reagan's Second Coming Ted Cruz

 
Aug 20, 2016 - 4:34pm

CanadianEnergyBanker:

Oklahoma was pretty fkn run down everywhere I went for baseball there, Mississippi as well for the same problem. But hey cheap fast food, gas, and tobacco. Good ol' Walmart country.

Edit: Oh yeah throw Iowa in there as well, they voted for Reagan's Second Coming Ted Cruz

Uhh, I don't know how it is in your f*ggot country, but in the United States Ronald Reagan has a sterling reputation. Canada, on the other hand, has an effeminate, limp-wristed pretty boy loser as prime minister.

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Aug 20, 2016 - 10:35pm

Virginia Tech 4ever:

CanadianEnergyBanker:

Oklahoma was pretty fkn run down everywhere I went for baseball there, Mississippi as well for the same problem. But hey cheap fast food, gas, and tobacco. Good ol' Walmart country.Edit: Oh yeah throw Iowa in there as well, they voted for Reagan's Second Coming Ted Cruz

Uhh, I don't know how it is in your f*ggot country, but in the United States Ronald Reagan has a sterling reputation. Canada, on the other hand, has an effeminate, limp-wristed pretty boy loser as prime minister.

Lol, at writing "F*ggot"... this is the interwebz brah, and it's also the US of A

FAGGOT

^not that there's anything wrong with that...

 
Aug 20, 2016 - 11:09pm

who on earth would put oregon last? i'd be surprised if it were in anyone's bottom 5 or 10 tbh

Make Idaho a Semi-Target Again 2016 Not an alumnus of Idaho
 
Aug 21, 2016 - 5:10pm

Tfw you were going to post the exact same comment but Dick motherfucking Fuld beats you to it...
+SBd

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Aug 20, 2016 - 11:55pm

Going Concern:

It basically an oasis down there

but it's not a...

...get ready for it...

WALL STREET OASIS

Make Idaho a Semi-Target Again 2016 Not an alumnus of Idaho
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Jun 22, 2017 - 2:16am

idaho:

but it's not a...

...get ready for it...

WALL STREET OASIS

I needed this today. SB+1.

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Aug 21, 2016 - 1:35am

If I'm ever a BSD I want to buy a ranch in the South just to get away from it all. I'd have a bunch of ATV's, hunting stuff, trucks, etc. I actually went to school with a kid whose parents were massive swinging gargantuan bsds. His mom was (still is) the CEO of one of the world's biggest AM firm and his dad sold a company for 100's of millions. They'd take a jet (private of course) down to Montana over the summer to their private ranch. I never went, but from what I heard it was pretty amazing. So ya, I'd love to visit the South for a little and maybe vacation there.

 
Aug 21, 2016 - 12:28pm

354231:

If I'm ever a BSD I want to buy a ranch in the South just to get away from it all. I'd have a bunch of ATV's, hunting stuff, trucks, etc. I actually went to school with a kid whose parents were massive swinging gargantuan bsds. His mom was (still is) the CEO of one of the world's biggest AM firm and his dad sold a company for 100's of millions. They'd take a jet (private of course) down to Montana over the summer to their private ranch. I never went, but from what I heard it was pretty amazing. So ya, I'd love to visit the South for a little and maybe vacation there.

So you do realize that Montana is not in the South?

My only complaint with the South is their disgusting humid weather. None of that in Montana!

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Aug 20, 2016 - 10:30pm

Florida. I met people down there working menial jobs (i.e. cleaning gas station toilets) which represented a significant step up in their life from elsewhere in the states. There seems to be a heavy concentration of these types down there, hence why they get my vote.

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Aug 20, 2016 - 10:42pm

Whenever there's a story about someone who accidentally got a concrete butt implant froma fake doctor or ate someone's face while on bath salts, it's Florida for the win.

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Aug 20, 2016 - 11:57pm

people of every race, religion, ethnicity, and creed seem to be able to eat faces in Florida. Other states are far less accessible

Make Idaho a Semi-Target Again 2016 Not an alumnus of Idaho
 
Aug 21, 2016 - 1:37am

Why hasn't anyone mentioned New Jersey, yet? I might just add Oregon for how shitty Portland is. I've never in my life seen a greater concentration of homeless people. My girlfriend and I literally had to tip toe over sleeping homeless people on one sidewalk near downtown, and this was still during daylight around 7 pm.

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Sep 29, 2016 - 1:30pm

I can totally jump over 3 homeless people with my skateboard bro

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Aug 21, 2016 - 1:38am

and the best state is obviously, Virginia. Even if Kaine and McAuliffe has hallowed us out over the last 8 years.

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Aug 21, 2016 - 3:28am

South Dakota. The only redeeming feature is Rushmore, which is boring as shit.

"There's nothing you can do if you're too scared to try." - Nickel Creek
 
Aug 21, 2016 - 1:57pm

People here are bashing southern states like Alabama and Mississippi along with the south in general, kinda hate that since the south does have a lot of good people in it and some of the best Americans I have met have been southerners.

Now all that being said, from my experience, the worst state I ever had the misfortune of living in has to be Georgia. Before I get to the people, I have to talk about the pollen, my god it is irritating. I think I might have developed allergies when I was living down there. The weather is the inconsistent thing ever, cold one day but hot the next, very frustrating to deal with.

Now lets get to the people, granted that my experience was just in the Atlanta area (hear Savannah is pretty good though) but I was the most miserable in that state. Georgia is like the worst parts of the south that people hate mixed in with the elitism and snobby attitudes you find in coastal areas, it is practically Alabama and Mississippi's pretentious cousin. At least when I was in Mississippi (Oxford to be exact), the people were friendly and cool people to chill with even though the state itself had its many problems.

I found absolutely no southern hospitality in Georgia compared to the other southern states I was living in. Just a lot of condescending and cynical people who rarely smiled at you (like they do in other southern states) and were difficult to get along with.

I am so happy to have left that state.

Is it the worst state in the country? I don't know.

Is it the worst state I've ever lived in? Yes.

 
Aug 21, 2016 - 1:59pm

My family and I visited Savannah on the way to Florida and it was one of the best places I have ever seen. Everyone was nice, friendly, and willing to go the extra mile to help you.

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Aug 21, 2016 - 2:23pm

jackdonaghy26:

My family and I visited Savannah on the way to Florida and it was one of the best places I have ever seen. Everyone was nice, friendly, and willing to go the extra mile to help you.

As I said in the post, it is because I was in Atlanta (and occasionally in Athens for the weekends, overrated college town in my experience). I have heard a lot of good things about Savannah and the only decent Georgians I've met were from there so maybe it was just Atlanta.

 
Aug 21, 2016 - 4:35pm

I haven't been to the South, but I have been to New Mexico (Ruidoso, Albuquerque, Taos), and I can't imagine a more boring place. Mediocre mountains, boring cities, nothing to do that you can't do in a better state. It deserves the nuclear bombing it receives.

And the people? They're nice enough, but they are hideous! It's a bit harsh to put it that way, but the proportion of ugly people in New Mexico is significantly greater than in the general population. I don't if it's radioactive water or aliens, but it's the strangest thing.

 
Aug 21, 2016 - 5:36pm

They're stupid too. I went there to stay at the NRA center (red flag, I know but I'm a gun nut) for a night and this guy who was camping next to us asked us if we were from the PRC because of how we talked. So we asked him what the hell the PRC was, and he responds, "the people's republic of california."

 
Aug 22, 2016 - 12:07pm

Which reminds me, I wanted to buy real estate in Ferguson, MO after the riots a couple years ago. Figured the city would get a bunch of funding for after-school programs, police, social justice workers etc which would drive home values up (and riots down).

Looks like the market is heating up! Anyone want to go in with me?

http://www.zillow.com/ferguson-mo/home-values/

 
Aug 22, 2016 - 5:34pm

is this real life bro? you honestly think D.C is a worse place to live than Mobile, Alabama? people just need to stop posting at this point.

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Aug 22, 2016 - 8:27pm

GoldenEagle2009:

I'm making Washington DC count as a qualifier in this.

WTF?

Easily one of the better places in the US. The only way you would put places like North Dakota or Mississippi above DC is if you really dislike people who are highly educated. Otherwise, I'm struggling to understand your position.

 
Sep 29, 2016 - 12:49pm

Chiraq

Absolute truths don't exist... celebrated opinions do.
 
Jun 22, 2017 - 1:00am

Gonna bump this since it had good banter nine months ago. Let's see what we get

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Nov 18, 2020 - 6:16pm

m8

Upper midwest for sure - Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan. Horrible. Bad weather, terrible cities. There's a reason these places are losing population, they suck.

The south at least has good weather and nice people. I would do Alabama/Mississippi any day over the states listed above.

Illinois is off the list solely due to Chicago, and Michigan has the most shoreline of any state besides Alaska. Absolutely gorgeous parts of Michigan in all four seasons, and even some decent skiing up near the UP. It's also a top five state for golf in the country.

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Jun 22, 2017 - 10:16am

Canada

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Jun 22, 2017 - 10:42am

California, New York, and New Jersey

California - Liberal cesspool with equally bat shit crazy politicians (i.e. Maxine Waters threatening to nationalize oil companies because of high gas prices few years back)

New York - Some nice people but again, a liberal hell hole with extremes (i.e. Queens is like Little Karachi) with the number of douche bags outnumbering the normal one's

New Jersey - Depressing as hell and nothing to see with a constant feeling of doom and gloom

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Apr 19, 2018 - 8:39pm

Austin? San Diego? Denver? These are all places that are also on most "best places to live" lists. It's all BS

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Apr 19, 2018 - 8:57pm

IlliniProgrammer:
What happened to Newark, NJ???

Almost as bad as Elizabeth, NJ.

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Apr 19, 2018 - 8:43pm

JeffSkilling:
That is the stupidest fucking list I've ever seen. Detroit is not even on there are you kidding me?

I was gonna say that that's pretty weird. Though you've probably never even been to Detroit, or if you had you probably never left the hotel/wherever you had to work, so it's probably pretty weird that you would say it.

This whole list seems very off.

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Apr 19, 2018 - 8:42pm

Yea, just because people in those cities care about their mental health makes them more depressed. Dumbest shit I've seen.

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Apr 19, 2018 - 8:44pm

''There's one easy way to gauge the mood of the country - what are people searching for on Google? Google Trends to the rescue. We can type in a query to see how many people from different geographic regions searched for the word "depression" in Google.''

People in detroit don't use the internet.

 
Apr 19, 2018 - 8:46pm

No, we're just not pussies when hard times roll around... we tend to be more idiotic and have been in the shitter for as long as I can remember (which really isn't too long in the big picture), so we're probably just used to it ha

If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough. "There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.
 
Apr 19, 2018 - 8:47pm

Me too, but it's just weird when somebody who's probably never even been/barely been there is so outraged at the city not being on the list.

If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough. "There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.
 
Apr 19, 2018 - 8:48pm

Idk guys I'd be depressed too if I lived in Iowa....

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Apr 19, 2018 - 8:51pm

In b4 a Ron Paul post.

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Apr 19, 2018 - 8:55pm

Yea, NW isn't too surprising, but Denver? Really? I must have missed something...

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Apr 19, 2018 - 8:56pm

D M:
Yea, NW isn't too surprising, but Denver? Really? I must have missed something...

Denver is fucking beautiful. I'd live there long term for sure. Though I also love to ski so that may have something to do with it.
 
Apr 19, 2018 - 8:58pm

I would much rather live in Seattle, Portland, or San Diego than any number of the crap cities missing from that list.

 
Apr 19, 2018 - 8:59pm

East St. Louis hands down...or does it not count as depressing if you're killed?

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Jun 22, 2017 - 3:08pm

New Jersey /endthread

Cheer up, Bateman. What's the matter? No shiatsu this morning?
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Jun 22, 2017 - 3:43pm

Detroit, Michigan.
All that is good in this world left Detroit a long time ago, and hasn't returned.

"A man can convince anyone he's somebody else, but never himself."
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Jun 22, 2017 - 3:52pm

True story. Hipsters moved in, I'd hardly call that a success story.

Cheer up, Bateman. What's the matter? No shiatsu this morning?
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Jul 2, 2017 - 8:35am

Craig McDermott:

True story. Hipsters moved in, I'd hardly call that a success story.

RFLMAO

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Jun 22, 2017 - 4:32pm

Multiple wives would be pretty rad. Not sure it can be the worst state based on this alone.

Cheer up, Bateman. What's the matter? No shiatsu this morning?
 
Jul 2, 2017 - 8:40am

Indiana - stay away from this freaking place. I regret to have spent the peak of my youth (23-30) in this sh**ehole. At some point in time (and may be presently too) it had the largest number of KKK members. This place is a hell hole for an immigrant. Add the shitty weather (hot&humid summers and freezing winters) to the mix.

 
Sep 3, 2017 - 9:49pm

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