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Date: 11 Dec 2008 20:00:16
From: Travel
Subject: The Most Corrupt States
That alcoholic guy on MSNBC, Chris Mathews, had a list of the most
corrupt states (per capita) based on convictions.

No. 1- Alaska

No. 2- Louisiana

No. 3- North Dakota

Illinois came in 18th.

The thing is, of course: if a state isn't wall to wall corrupt
political infrastructure, (like Massachusetts) or there isn't a "ruling
political machine" there's a better chance of more convictions.

Some states may not be very good at corruption or have as much practice
at it as other states, and therefore get caught easier.

Keep in mind, it's a list based on per capita. The population of a
state really doesn't effect frequency of incident, I wouldn't think.

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Date: 12 Dec 2008 12:08:27
From: Scott/sjakma
Subject: Re: The Most Corrupt States
On Dec 11 2008 9:00 PM, Travel wrote:

> That alcoholic guy on MSNBC, Chris Mathews, had a list of the most
> corrupt states (per capita) based on convictions.
>
> No. 1- Alaska
>
> No. 2- Louisiana
>
> No. 3- North Dakota
>
> Illinois came in 18th.
>
> The thing is, of course: if a state isn't wall to wall corrupt
> political infrastructure, (like Massachusetts) or there isn't a "ruling
> political machine" there's a better chance of more convictions.
>
> Some states may not be very good at corruption or have as much practice
> at it as other states, and therefore get caught easier.
>
> Keep in mind, it's a list based on per capita. The population of a
> state really doesn't effect frequency of incident, I wouldn't think.
>
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By the time Fitzgerald is done prosecuting every politician in Illinois,
we will easily be #1! :)

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Date: 24 Dec 2008 11:34:59
From: DaVoice
Subject: Re: The Most Corrupt States

"Travel" <nine510@webtv.net > wrote in message
news:1229048126.85070@pokermagazine.com...
> That alcoholic guy on MSNBC, Chris Mathews, had a list of the most
> corrupt states (per capita) based on convictions.

PER CAPITA... Not letting Matthews have a pass on this one. Two of the
three states he listed in his top 3 are two of the LEAST POPULATED States in
the U.S.

Why can't liberals get over "twisting" and "skewing" numbers to say what
they want them to say? There are FAR more corrupt States than the TOP 2 on
his list, they just have more poplation, including, and ESPECIALLY his #18
Illinois. I agree with Louisiana, but I'd rank them #1 or #2 alternately
with Illinois, depending on the year(s).

BTW, I'm not saying that conservatives don't do the same thing, it's just
that recently this is the SECOND thread in as many days where PER CAPITA
numbers were used, rather than REAL numbers.

Radio, TV, and Print outlets have used the same "numbers twisting" with
Arbitron, Neilson, and Print auditing companies for decades to say "We're
#1". Prime example, "READERSHIP" for print media, is figured as 3x the
number of the ACTUAL print run. Radio stations that subscribe to Arbitron
"cherry pick" the numbers. Let's say a station has the #1 audience for the
18-34 demo for two dayparts. They can go to advertisers and say, HEY, We're
number 1 in <insert dayparts here > Which is why so many stations claim to
be #1 after every Arbitron book comes out. Also, number of listeners as
reported by Arb. is a funky number too, because TSL (time spent listening)
is a MUCH more telling statistic for advertisers. TV does the same thing
with Neilsons. Only it's TSW (watching) instead of TSL (listening). Why do
you think all radio contests are done in the THIRD quarter hour, and
winner(s) announced in the LAST quarter hour. It's called "sweeping" the
listener into the next quarter hour, because the JOURNALS that Arbitron
sends out ask you what station(s) you listened to EACH quarter hour, and how
much time you spent listening in each quarter hour. So you may have THE
MOST LISTENERS in a time slot, but that doesn't help advertisers if they
TUNE OUT and spend more time listening to another outlet during the same
quarter hour.

--
Rick "ADB DaVoice" Charles




 
Date: 12 Dec 2008 15:09:52
From: Beldin the Sorcerer
Subject: Re: The Most Corrupt States

"Travel" <nine510@webtv.net > wrote in message
news:1229048126.85070@pokermagazine.com...
> That alcoholic guy on MSNBC, Chris Mathews, had a list of the most
> corrupt states (per capita) based on convictions.
>
> No. 1- Alaska
>
> No. 2- Louisiana
>
> No. 3- North Dakota
>
> Illinois came in 18th.
>
> The thing is, of course: if a state isn't wall to wall corrupt
> political infrastructure, (like Massachusetts) or there isn't a "ruling
> political machine" there's a better chance of more convictions.
Travel the shithead, ladies and gentlemen!

Mass's bad pols get caught and jailed.






 
Date: 11 Dec 2008 19:51:49
From: FangBanger
Subject: Re: The Most Corrupt States
On Dec 11 2008 8:00 PM, Travel wrote:

> That alcoholic guy on MSNBC, Chris Mathews, had a list of the most
> corrupt states (per capita) based on convictions.
>
> No. 1- Alaska
>
> No. 2- Louisiana
>
> No. 3- North Dakota
>
> Illinois came in 18th.
>
> The thing is, of course: if a state isn't wall to wall corrupt
> political infrastructure, (like Massachusetts) or there isn't a "ruling
> political machine" there's a better chance of more convictions.
>
> Some states may not be very good at corruption or have as much practice
> at it as other states, and therefore get caught easier.
>
> Keep in mind, it's a list based on per capita. The population of a
> state really doesn't effect frequency of incident, I wouldn't think.
>
> _________________________________________________________
> Posted via the -Web to Usenet- forums at http://www.pokermagazine.com
> Visit www.pokermagazine.com

Louisiana is by far the most corrupt state EVER!! Not even close !1


Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
Voltaire

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Date: 11 Dec 2008 23:03:15
From: M.L.
Subject: Re: The Most Corrupt States


>> That alcoholic guy on MSNBC, Chris Mathews, had a list of the most
>> corrupt states (per capita) based on convictions.
>>
>> No. 1- Alaska
>>
>> No. 2- Louisiana
>>
>> No. 3- North Dakota
>>
>> Illinois came in 18th.
>>
>> The thing is, of course: if a state isn't wall to wall corrupt
>> political infrastructure, (like Massachusetts) or there isn't a "ruling
>> political machine" there's a better chance of more convictions.
>>
>> Some states may not be very good at corruption or have as much practice
>> at it as other states, and therefore get caught easier.
>>
>> Keep in mind, it's a list based on per capita. The population of a
>> state really doesn't effect frequency of incident, I wouldn't think.

The results were based on *federal* convictions, not state level so it
was not a measure of overall corruption.