November 20, 2012

Alaska is a Blue State

In one important respect.

I'm actually shocked at this.  The Alaska I remember was a place where human life was as cheap as dog biscuits, and every third person was drunk and handling a sharp object before taking to the air in a poorly-maintained aircraft.  Like many northern places, Alaska is still high up in the league tables for suicides per capita (#2).

One clear conclusion from this data:  stay the hell out of Wyoming - #1 in traffic deaths per capita, #1 in suicide.  And work is no picnic, either.

Gee, I wonder if the oil industry maybe has some influence on all of this?  There's something else about Wyoming...trying to remember...something tugging at my memory...


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