The most educated states are all blue

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    Here are the states' rankings for graduate degree holders:

    1. Washington, D.C.: 23.6 percent
    2. Massachusetts: 14.5 percent
    3. Maryland: 14.1 percent
    4. Connecticut: 13.7 percent
    5. Virginia: 12.9 percent
    6. New York: 12.6 percent
    7. Vermont: 12.3 percent
    8. Colorado: 11.5 percent
    8. New Jersey: 11.5 percent
    10. New Mexico: 11.0 percent
    11. Illinois: 10.6 percent
    12. New Hampshire: 10.5 percent
    13. Washington: 10.1 percent
    13. California: 10.1 percent
    15. Rhode Island: 9.9 percent

    See any Red States on the list?

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    Washington D.C. is not a state.

    Someone needs to go back to school...
     
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    In fact, Massachusetts and Virginia officially call themselves "Commonwealths," though that really doesn't mean much...
     
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    Is that all you got????

    Pathetic.
     
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    LONDON, March 2, 2010 (UPI) -- More intelligent children may be more likely to grow up to be liberals, a researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science suggests.
    Satoshi Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist, says "evolutionarily novel" preferences and values are those that humans are not biologically designed to have and our ancestors probably did not possess.
    In contrast, those that our ancestors had for millions of years are "evolutionarily familiar."
    Kanazawa argues that humans are evolutionarily designed to be conservative, caring mostly about their family and friends, and being liberal -- caring about an indefinite number of genetically unrelated strangers one has never meet or interacted with -- is evolutionarily novel.
    Data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health support Kanazawa's hypothesis. Young adults who subjectively identify themselves as "very liberal" have an average IQ of 106 during adolescence while those who identify themselves as "very conservative" have an average IQ of 95 during adolescence, Kanazawa says.

    Higher IQ linked to liberalism, atheism - UPI.com
     
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    Graduate degrees in what? Liberal Sciences?

    Fuckin' fail.
     
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    Dude, I live in New Mexico... It's on the list!


    But yeah, it's all I've got because, well, who cares?
     
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    According to a Pew poll, only 6% of U.S. scientists are Republican, while 55% are Democrat and 32% are Independent.
     
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    rdean? Is that you?
     
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