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Old 07-18-2017, 09:28 PM   #51
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I stand with Abbott!
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:56 PM   #52
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Abbott is the best governor Texas has had in a LONG time. I'll be voting for him in 2018, assuming he runs for re-election.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:22 AM   #53
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I'm not wrong. I responded to a comment on meth labs and I mentioned a metric related to the opiod crisis. You posted the results of a wallethub.com report that was created using a weighting of 15 metrics across 3 categories, including law enforcement. It also included marijuana among illicit drug use. That significantly cheapens the results from my perspective.

1. Drug Use & Addiction – Total Points: 50
Percentage of Teenagers Who Used Illicit Drugs in the Past Month: Triple Weight (~11.54 Points)
Percentage of Teenagers Who Tried Marijuana Before Age 13 Years: Full Weight (~3.85 Points)
Percentage of Teenagers Who Were Offered, Sold, Or Given An Illegal Drug On School Property in the Past Year: Full Weight (~3.85 Points)
Percentage of Adults Who Used Illicit Drugs in the Past Month: Triple Weight (~11.54 Points)
Number of Opioid Pain Reliever Prescriptions per 100 People: Full Weight (~3.85 Points)
Number of Methamphetamine Lab Incidents (population adj): Full Weight (~3.85 Points)
Number of Overdose Deaths per Capita: Double Weight (~7.69 Points)
Overdose Deaths Growth (2015 vs 2014): Full Weight (~3.85 Points)
2. Law Enforcement – Total Points: 25
Number of Drug Arrests per Capita: Full Weight (~6.25 Points)
Number of Drug Arrests on College Campuses per 1,000 Students: Full Weight (~6.25 Points)
Prescription Drug Monitoring Laws: Full Weight (~6.25 Points)
Maternity Drug Policy (Is Substance Abuse During Pregnancy a Crime?): Full Weight (~6.25 Points)
3. Drug Health Issues & Rehab – Total Points: 25
Percentage of Adults Who Needed But Didn’t Receive Treatment for Illicit Drug Use in the Past Year: Double Weight (~10.00 Points)
Number of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities per 100,000 People (12 Years and Older) Using Illicit Drugs: Full Weight (~5.00 Points)
Number of Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Services per 100,000 People (12 Years and Older) Using Illicit Drugs: Double Weight (~10.00 Points)

As for the 2 metrics I specifically referenced -

DEA: 2014 Methamphetamine Lab Incidents (Not weighted by population)

1. Indiana - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature
2. Missouri - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature
3. Tennessee - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature
4. Ohio - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature
5. Michigan - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature
6. Illinois - Republican Governor, Democrat Legislature
7. North Carolina - Democrat Governor, Republican Legislature
8. Florida - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature
9. Kentucky - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature
10. South Carolina - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature

Number of opiod prescriptions by 100 residents (average US Rate = 82.6)

1. Alabama (142.9) - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature
2. Tennessee (142.0) - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature
3. West Virginia (137.6) - Democrat Governor, Republican Legislature
4. Kentucky (128.4) - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature
5. Oklahoma (127.8) - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature
6. Mississippi (120.3) - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature
7. Louisiana (118.0) - Democrat Governor, Republican Legislature
8. Arkansas (115.8) - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature
9. Indiana (109.1) - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature
10. Michigan (107.0) - Republican Governor, Republican Legislature

These 2 lists are largely comprised of states that are more religious, conservative and Republican than most. In fact, out of the 20 least religious states in the country as rated by Pew Research, only 1 (Illinois) is on the meth lab incidents or opiod prescription list. By comparison, out of the top 10 most highly religious states in the country, Georgia is the only one to not make either list. Hopefully the Republicans who control the governorships and the legislatures in most of these states will find a better way to get their states off the lists because social conservatism doesn't seem to be getting the job done.
What planet you from? 99% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:23 AM   #54
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Anything but a democrap!
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:35 AM   #55
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What planet you from? 99% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

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