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FALLING LIFE EXPECTANCY TRACKS POLITICAL ORIENTATION

By jazz_music follow jazz_music   2019 Dec 7, 8:52am 526 views   17 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Not surprising at all. "Conservative" means complain about gays guns and abortions so much that no one has time to talk about the wealthy plundering the nation ala "Don't bug me, I'm going to get rich by gambling in equities" then we all get to bail out the crazy-assed bankers again.

America is in liquidation until Democrats return. Then debt matters again. There's NOTHING CONSERVATIVE about Republicans except their hypocritical religious proclamations.

“E pluribus unum” — out of many, one — is one of America’s traditional mottos. And you might think it would be reflected in reality. We aren’t, after all, just united politically. We share a common language; the unrestricted movement of goods, services and people is guaranteed by the Constitution. Shouldn’t this lead to convergence in the way we live and think?

In fact, however, the past few decades have been marked by growing divergence among regions along several dimensions, all closely correlated. In particular, the political divide is also, increasingly, an economic divide. As The Times’s Tom Edsall put it in a recent article, “red and blue voters live in different economies.”

What Edsall didn’t point out is that red and blue voters don’t just live differently, they also die differently.

About the living part: Democratic-leaning areas used to look similar to Republican-leaning areas in terms of productivity, income and education. But they have been rapidly diverging, with blue areas getting more productive, richer and better educated. In the close presidential election of 2000, counties that supported Al Gore over George W. Bush accounted for only a little over half the nation’s economic output. In the close election of 2016, counties that supported Hillary Clinton accounted for 64 percent of output, almost twice the share of Trump country.

The thing is, the red-blue divide isn’t just about money. It’s also, increasingly, a matter of life and death.

Back in the Bush years I used to encounter people who insisted that the United States had the world’s longest life expectancy. They hadn’t looked at the data, they just assumed that America was No. 1 on everything. Even then it wasn’t true: U.S. life expectancy has been below that of other advanced countries for a long time.

The death gap has, however, widened considerably in recent years as a result of increased mortality among working-age Americans. This rise in mortality has, in turn, been largely a result of rising “deaths of despair”: drug overdoses, suicides and alcohol. And the rise in these deaths has led to declining overall life expectancy for the past few years.

What I haven’t seen emphasized is the divergence in life expectancy within the United States and its close correlation with political orientation. True, a recent Times article on the phenomenon noted that life expectancy in coastal metropolitan areas is still rising about as fast as life expectancy in other advanced countries. But the regional divide goes deeper than that.

A 2018 article in The Journal of the American Medical Association looked at changes in health and life expectancy in U.S. states between 1990 and 2016. The divergence among states is striking. And as I said, it’s closely correlated with political orientation.

I looked at states that voted for Donald Trump versus states that voted for Clinton in 2016, and calculated average life expectancy weighted by their 2016 population. In 1990, today’s red and blue states had almost the same life expectancy. Since then, however, life expectancy in Clinton states has risen more or less in line with other advanced countries, compared with almost no gain in Trump country. At this point, blue-state residents can expect to live more than four years longer than their red-state counterparts.




https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/02/opinion/life-expectancy-united-states.html?fbclid=IwAR1i3uNAKGrpeviCue8Aj87sRAn2-hniuvql4T4bq4Yc_u3FIuMwJ9BZXGM

1   NDrLoR   ignore (0)   2019 Dec 7, 8:56am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"life expectancy in coastal metropolitan areas is still rising"

...where walking on s*it covered streets is a given.
2   jazz_music   ignore (14)   2019 Dec 7, 10:03am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says
Wait until THE! SUPREME! PLENIPOTENTIARY! gives the ORDER! for REAL! AMERICA!ns to OPEN! FIRE! on TRAITORS! to AMERICA! who don't give their wholehearted and total love and support to THE! LAST! HOPE! OF! AMERICA!, PRECEDENT! TRUMP!

LIFE EXPECTANCY: NOT ANY MORE!, ASSHOLE!

FUCK! THE! EXIT! WOUNDS!, exactly as the Founding Fathers COMMANDED!


Rick Wiles Says He’s Stockpiling Ammunition to Prepare for a ‘Violent Civil War’ Between ‘Pagan Left’ and ‘Religious Right’

https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/rick-wiles-says-hes-stockpiling-ammunition-to-prepare-for-a-violent-civil-war-between-pagan-left-and-religious-right/?fbclid=IwAR1ApfQj8BrDRDshe2bDBtmhxX8HhIZDtcspU7ov7U5mgT1dr9QxVlSWRrw
3   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2019 Dec 7, 10:08am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NDrLoR says
"life expectancy in coastal metropolitan areas is still rising"

...where walking on s*it covered streets is a given.


Those coastal places are seeing resurgence of biblical plagues, and knife attacks, the Liberal Mayors and AG's protect murderers and rapists.
This is why everyone knows the New York Times is shit paper, though you probably should use it. It's probably toxic for your asshole as well.
4   NoCoupForYou   ignore (2)   2019 Dec 7, 10:41am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

On the other hand, Coasties are impotent barren perverts.
5   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Dec 7, 10:46am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The map is actually a great explanation of what is going on politically.

The coasties are literally murdering the entire interior of the US for their own short-term benefit by exporting all the good jobs and importing illegals to take over the bad jobs.

People with nothing to do tend to die.

This fits with the the intense and implacable anti-white racism of the political left.
6   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostakovitch   ignore (56)   2019 Dec 7, 10:50am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HEYYOU says
Use a condom! No need to have a bloody dick.


But the MAGA!tards daughters love the taste!
7   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostakovitch   ignore (56)   2019 Dec 7, 10:51am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      



THANK! GOD! THOSE! TAX! CUTS! AND! TARIFFS! ARE! WORKING! THEIR! MAGIC!
8   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostakovitch   ignore (56)   2019 Dec 7, 10:53am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Oh, I know! FAKE! NEWS!

And when the slump is FREE! FALL!

BLAME! EISENHOWER!

INDICT OBAMA!

PULL YOUR MAGA WEE WEE AND LEAP AROUND SCREAMING LIBBY CUNT LIBBY CUNT DIE ! DIE! DIE!
9   jazz_music   ignore (14)   2019 Dec 7, 10:53am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
The coasties are literally murdering the entire interior of the US
Koch is not a "Coastie" All the rich have mountain resort homes to fly to in a civil emergency. Powerful money has never been so mobile as it is currently.

The Dakota Access Pipelines are destroying the midwest leaking already. --that is besides the flooding which detroyed farming and then exited the news cycle.

https://theintercept.com/2018/01/09/dakota-access-pipeline-leak-energy-transfer-partners/
10   mell   ignore (6)   2019 Dec 7, 11:28am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Thanks Obummer! Maga will fix this give it four more years.
11   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2019 Dec 7, 2:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

So this is the newest 'thing'. Being a raving Progressive deluded LibbyFuck increases life expectancy?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The agitprop repeating stations will be saying next that LibbyFucks who smoke don't get cancer, and that typhus and plague from the homeless only infect Republicans and conservatives.
12   NDrLoR   ignore (0)   2019 Dec 7, 3:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Ceffer says
Being a raving Progressive deluded LibbyFuck
like Paul Krugman
13   Chiromancer   ignore (0)   2019 Dec 8, 2:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

It probably has to do with the shit they eat in the red states. It's guns, god and gravy. You know, eat shit and die. It takes a lot of blue state money to keep those fat mother fuckers alive.
14   NDrLoR   ignore (0)   2019 Dec 8, 2:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Chiromancer says
It's guns, god and gravy
Sounds good to me. Nothing like chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes slathered with cream gravy. The Texas food pyramid:

https://ktemnews.com/texas-food-pyramid/
15   mell   ignore (6)   2019 Dec 8, 4:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Chiromancer says
It probably has to do with the shit they eat in the red states. It's guns, god and gravy. You know, eat shit and die. It takes a lot of blue state money to keep those fat mother fuckers alive.


Nutrition plays a role but compared to suicides and opiod / drug deaths rising among white males it's insignificant. They have always had roughly the same diet.The obesity epidemic is everywhere although the coastal area fare a little better. But they prob make up for that with envy and loneliness due to the decline of the nuclear family.

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