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    Student’s 9/11 Chilling Footage Taken From Her Dorm Room Is Going Viral Again!

    911 raw footage

    Driers and her roommate, Megan, awoke to the sound of explosion from the first tower. Confusion as to what caused it soon turned to panic after another plane hit the second tower, prompting them to leave their 32nd floor room at 200 Water Street in a hurry.

    Osama Bin Laden died in 2011

    Now, a video has been making the rounds once again, reminding us how truly terrible those moments were.

    Shocking raw footage from New York University student Caroline Dries shows the horrific terrorist attacks that happened at the World Trade Center in September 11, 2001 taken from their university dorm.

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    Temporary ban lifted & ‘Rent-free week’ in Neelum valley planned

    Ratti Gali lake Neelam Valley

    MUZAFFARABAD: A temporary ban clamped by the administration on the entry of tourists in the picturesque Neelum valley of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of a cross-LoC attack on an Army vehicle in the area was lifted on Tuesday to the delight of nature lovers.

    Deputy Commissioner Chaudhry Mohammad Fareed told Dawn that the ban was imposed to avoid any slip-up by the tourists from the downstream areas, most of whom were not much familiar with the topography of the 200 km long valley located northeast of the state capital Muzaffarabad.

    The Army vehicle was hit by the Indian troops with a mortar shell between Athmuqam and Karen at the weekend, resulting in the death of four soldiers.

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    Soon after the incident, the administration had not only made speedy arrangements to remove tourists from the vulnerable areas to comparatively safe places but had also stopped entry of further tourists at Nauseri, the gateway to the valley located some 40 km northeast of here.

    “The temporary ban put in place in the interest of the safety of tourists has however been lifted today… Now tourists are at liberty to enter the valley and explore its scenic beauty as and when they like, without any hassle,” Mr Fareed said. He emphatically said that the situation in the valley had returned to “absolute normality”.

    “There is no fear or any kind of threat… The road is open and the weather is awesome (for a visit),” he said.

    The deputy commissioner announced that the valley would observe a “rent-free week” from Aug 1-7, in a rare show of hospitality towards its visitors from any part of the country.

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    “This is a token gesture of goodwill for those who did not show any sign of fear and trepidation in the wake of Sunday’s incident as well as for those who have always admired the heavenliness of the valley and have a hankering to visit it over and over again, notwithstanding odds, if any,” Mr Fareed said.

    He claimed that no guesthouse or rest house, either private or public, would charge the tourists for accommodation during that week, but only for food or other items of necessity.

    The deputy commissioner however advised the intending travelers to confirm availability of accommodation during that period through their tested channels beforehand so as to avoid any problems in the face of likely overcrowding.

    This article was originally published here.
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    10 Photos That Prove That Welding is The Best Job in the World

    10 Photos That Prove Welding is The Best Job in the World

     

    1. Very few professions are going to offer you this view? Playing with fire at such height, isn’t that cool?

    Credits: Instagram @ironworkerlife

    2. How do you feel when you get something done with such perfection?

    Credits: Instagram @microarcwelder

    3. Tag a mate who is in U.S. Air force.

    Credits: Instagram @microarcwelder

    4. Welders are friends for life <3

    Credits: Instagram @mountain_man_rick_

    Read this: How to become an Underwater welder?

    5. The Award of “Best Father” goes to this guy 😀

    Credits: Instagram @barbiethewelder

    6. Look at the amount details in this Lady Gaga 🙂

    Credits: Instagram @barbiethewelder

    7. Welders’ toys are the best in the world!

    Credits: Instagram @microarcwelder

    8. Welding is Art. This photo proves it.

    Credits: Instagram @microarcwelder

    9. Perfection!

    Credits: Instagram @microarcwelder

    10. Who wants this one?

    Credits: Instagram @microarcwelder

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    A Complete Guide: How to become an Underwater Welder

    A Guide to Starting an Underwater Welding Career

    How to become an underwater welder is one of the top question asked by welders. This short articles guides you on how to start your underwater welding career.

    How to become an Underwater Welder
    by: the American Welding Society’s D3B Subcommittee on Underwater Welding, sourced from AWS.org

    The demand for highly sophisticated underwater procedures and technologies is increasing, driven by deep sea oil and gas development and by marine infrastructure development and repair around the world. In this article we look at careers in underwater welding.

    For prospective underwater welder-divers, the American Welding Society Subcommittee on Underwater Welding provides answers for nine commonly asked questions. Here they are.

    What skills are prerequisite to entering the field of underwater welding?

    A welder-diver is a certified welder and commercial diver, capable of performing tasks associated with commercial sub sea work, weld set up and preparation, and who has the ability to weld in accordance with the AWS D3.6M, Underwater Welding Code, wet or dry, and perform other weld-related activities.

    I am a certified surface welder; what other training do I need to qualify as a welder-diver?

    The majority of work performed by an average welder-diver involves executing the tasks that lead up to and follow the actual welding activities. In most cases, a welder-diver must possess both certified welder skills and commercial diving skills.  If a welder has no prior commercial diving experience, attending a recognized commercial diving school is required.

    Expect to begin your career as a diver tender (apprentice diver). The average time that this phase takes for most candidates is two years. Most diving contractors will require that you achieve sufficient skill in wet and/or dry underwater welding to pass qualification tests and be certified in accordance with the requirements of AWS D3.6M, Underwater Welding Code.

    I am already a certified diver; what other training do I need to qualify as a welder-diver?

    We recommend the specifications described in AWS D3.6M as a reference for weld procedure and welder qualification. If you are already certified as a “commercial diver,” contact companies that offer underwater welding services and train to their requirements. Underwater welding is a skill you have to master once you obtain the basic commercial diving skills.

    If you are certified as a “scuba diver” (e.g., NAUI, PADI, etc.), please note that sport dive training does not include the safe use of commercial diving equipment, offshore commercial work environment/safety, and other education as recommended by the Association of Diving Contractors Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving Operations.

    Where can I obtain the further training I need to get started in this field?

    AWS provides a list of underwater welding schools with their websites and contact information here.

    What are the age limitations of a welder-diver?

    There is no age restriction on commercial welder-divers, but it is recommended and generally required that all commercial divers pass an annual dive physical.

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    What is the availability of work for an entry-level welder-diver?

    There are a number of diving procedures that serve the various types of underwater industrial requirements, each of which have different underwater welding needs. Like many professions, work availability is subject to supply and demand, the economics of a given industry, whether you are free to relocate outside your place of residence (including overseas), what other related skills you have in addition to diving and welding, etc.

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    What salary can I expect to make as a welder-diver?

    Salaries for welder-divers cover a wide range, from $100,000 to $200,000 per year. The majority of welder-divers are paid on a project-by-project basis and salaries are subject to the same variables as work availability. In addition, other factors such as depth, dive method, and diving environment affect pay rates.

    What other skills are recommended to supplement my qualifications as a welder-diver?

    Welder-diver qualifications vary from project to project. Possessing the skills that are common to underwater welding operations, in addition to welding and diving, are recommended. These skills include: underwater cutting; fitting and rigging; inspection and nondestructive testing; drafting; and underwater photography. The most desirable underwater welder-divers are qualified to assist the diving contractor in pre-job planning; be able to cut, clean, rig, install, and fit up the sections they will weld; and work with personnel responsible for inspecting the completed welds. Formal training is recommended and maintaining qualifications is important.

    What future career opportunities are there for an experienced welder-diver?

    There are a number of career opportunities for experienced welder-divers. Industry has and will continue to demand higher quality standards for underwater welds and more certification of underwater welding systems and personnel. These demands will challenge the underwater welding community to meet more complex technical specifications, safety standards, welding criteria, inspection methods, environmental factors, and other considerations. Many welder-divers go on to become engineers, instructors, and diving operation supervisors, and superintendents fill management positions, qualify as AWS Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI), and serve as consultants for underwater welding operations and other related fields.

    Please note: the answers to the questions presented in the article are not intended as recommended practice or as endorsement of any definitive means of pursuing underwater welding as an occupation.

    This article was originally published here
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    Underwater Welders Make Up To $300,000 a Year

    Underwater welders

    Some commercial divers’ underwater welding salary can hit up to $300,000+ annually. The primary factors that affect underwater welder’s pay are Experience, Certification, Environment, Depth of Work, Dive Methods, Underwater Welding Equipment, Distance Offshore and Overtime.

    Underwater welding pay based on the welder’s type:

    There are two primary types of underwater welders:

    Offshore underwater welding salary: (A.K.K Underwater divers & Welders)

    The starting salary of offshore underwater welder is between $40,000 – $60,000 and with 3-5+ years experience it can go from $75,000 – $100,000+

    Onshore Divers (welders)

    The starting salary of onshore underwater welder is between $25,000 – $40,000 and with 3-5+ years experience it can go from $50,000 – $80,000

    Read this: How to become an Underwater Welder?

    Underwater welders

    Saturation divers make up to $45,000 – $90,000 per month and over $500,000 annually. They receive “depth pay” which typically pays out an additional $1 – $4 per foot. Usually, it’s $1 per foot up to 100 feet, then it raises up to $2 per foot after that.  Income is dependent upon the length and depth of their project plus tenure of the diver.

    Those who undergo a lengthy dive projects involving saturation diving (saturating body tissue with pressurized gases) can earn additional bonuses due to the time and physical strain that your body receives.

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    These are the top 10 diving companies with underwater welding job:

    Bisso Marine

    Midco Diving & Marine

    Dryden Diving, Inc.

    Subsea Global Solutions

    Phoenix International

    Dive-Tech International, Inc.

    US Underwater Services

    Logan Diving & Salvage

    Sea Sub Systems, Inc.

    C-Dive

    Source: waterwelders.com
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    5 Reasons Why America Is About To Become A Conservative Country

    America is going to become conservative country

    For generations, we’ve seen the political landscape in this country teeter back and forth between the Left and the Right. Usually about every 8 years or so, whichever political party is dominating Congress, the Executive Branch, and the state legislatures, is kicked out by voters and replaced with the other political party.

    However, there’s something very different going on this time around. Donald Trump’s ascent to the oval office represents a major shift in our society and culture, and I’m not talking about the intermittent shuffle of politicians that we see every few years. Instead, the pendulum is about to swing very hard to the right.

    I think that the political landscape in America is going to be drifting towards conservatism for the next 20-40 years. Though it may not be identical to what we view as conservative today, and it certainly won’t be the phony neoconservatism that dominated the past, it will be right-wing nonetheless. Here’s why:

     1. THE SUPREME COURT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE

    President Trump has already chosen one Supreme Court justice, and there’s a good chance that he’s going to wind up choosing several more (much to the dismay of the Left). Because of their advanced age, we may see three more Supreme Court justices retire or die over the next four to eight years, two of whom lean to the left.

    If Trump lasts two terms, we’re definitely going to see a Supreme Court that is dominated by conservatives for the next 20-30 years. So even when liberals take back Congress and the presidency on occasion, many of their most radical ideas won’t be able to take hold for many years.

    2. IMMIGRATION IS GOING TO DECLINE

    The percentage of the population that is foreign born hasn’t been this high since the early 1900’s, and most of those immigrants are liberal. That’s why our loose borders, combined with The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, have probably done more to bolster the ranks of the Left than any other law.

    But just as our nation’s political landscape tends to swing back and forth between the Left and the Right, so to does number of immigrants in America. In the short term, we can expect people like Trump to restrict the border and maybe pass laws that will decrease immigration to some degree.

    But there’s a long term trend to consider as well, because the election of Trump likely represents a turning point for our society. Considering how crucial his immigration stance was to his victory, it’s clear that a growing number of Americans want the border tightened up, and the number of immigrants moving here to decrease. And rest assured that in the near future, there will be more conservatives voting for politicians who will try to lower immigration rates, because…

    3. THE NEXT GENERATION IS INCREDIBLY CONSERVATIVE

    Over the years we’ve seen each generation of Americans become a little more liberal than the last, but that’s about to change. According to a study from last year, Generation Z, which represents kids born after the year 2000, is the most conservative generation since World War Two. To give you an idea of just how right-wing the next generation is, when asked if they are “quite conservative,” 14% of teenagers say they are, compared to just 2% of Millennials. That’s a mind boggling shift, from one generation to the next.

    4. LIBERAL BIRTH RATES ARE DECLINING

    The Left is about to pay a huge price for denigrating the family and traditional gender roles for so many years. Because liberal women tend to be more career minded and wait longer to have children, they often have fewer kids over the course of their lives. That’s why liberal states always have lower birth rates than conservative states.

    All of the states with a birth rate of of 60 or less per 1000 people are liberal, and all of the states with a birth rate of 70 or more per 1000 people are conservative. That may not sound drastic, but consider that these states still have a sizeable mix of conservatives and liberals. Even the most liberal states have millions of conservative residents and vice versa, which offsets the results. If ideology is really driving birth rates, then liberals are probably having very very few children. They’re probably not reaching the minimum replacement rate of 2.1 children per mother.

    When you consider how many values kids learn from their parents and carry into adulthood, it’s obvious that the Left has a serious demographic problem. The only way they’ve been able to create more liberals, is through immigration and through indoctrination in the school system. Unfortunately for the Left, they’re not going to have a stranglehold on our schools for much longer either.

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    5. LEFTIST ACADEMIA IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE

    From Kindergarten to college, our schools are breeding grounds for liberal ideas. That’s become abundantly clear in recent years, as we’ve seen the horrifying rise of political correctness and social justice beliefs on college campuses. These institutions are little more than indoctrination centers for the Left.

    But this isn’t going to go on for much longer. We have a whole generation of kids who were buried in over a trillion dollars worth of debt, just so they could get worthless liberal arts degrees that won’t ever help them get a job. They paid tens of thousands of dollars to be indoctrinated by liberal professors, before going back home to live with their parents.

    That’s why student loans constitute a bubble in our economy, and once it pops, colleges are going to have to cut back on many classes that don’t actually increase the earning power of students. Coincidentally, the fields of study that harbor the most liberal professors, are the ones that don’t help most students get jobs, like the arts, humanities, liberal arts, gender studies, etc. Someday soon, colleges are going to be forced to trim the fat, and many of these Marxist professors and diversity administrators are going to get the axe. Their positions are incredibly superfluous.

    As for the leftists public schools, let’s not forget that the number of kids being homeschooled is growing rapidly, and most of their parents are conservatives. They’re raising a new generation that isn’t going to be brainwashed by government run schools.

    And let’s not forget that the mainstream media, which has been largely wed to the left, is dying. So basically, every institution that the Left uses to teach its ideas, from the media to academia, is slowly crumbling away.

    In summation, everything liberals have relied on to bolster their ranks, propagate their ideas, and pass their laws, are failing. So there shouldn’t be any doubt. Over the next few decades, America is going to become a very conservative place.

    DISCLAIMER

    The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the original authors. This article was originally published here.

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    Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Alaska – Greatest Contributing Factor to Violent Crimes

    Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Alaska

    Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Alaska

    The greatest contributing factor to violent crimes—including domestic violence and sexual assault—is drug and alcohol abuse. Property crimes, such as burglary and theft, often have a drug and alcohol abuse nexus. It is also widely recognized that many of the accidental deaths that occur in Alaska are related to alcohol use. This is especially true in the western regions of the state and is evident in the statistics entered into the Alaska State Trooper case management systems.

    Drugs and alcohol continue to be a factor in intimate partner violence and sexual assault in Alaska. According to the 2015 Alaska Victimization Survey conducted by the University of Alaska-Anchorage (UAA), for every 100 adult women in Alaska, an estimated 40 have experienced intimate partner violence, 33 have experience sexual violence, and 50 have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. The survey revealed 22.6% experienced at least one alcohol or drug involved sexual assault in their lifetime. 2.0% experienced at least one alcohol or drug involved sexual assault in the past year.

    Alaska has the highest number of violent crimes in USA. Read details here…

    Drugs of Choice

    Alcohol, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription drugs, and marijuana continue to be the primary substances abused. Synthetic cannabinoids appear to have impacted some communities while other areas of the state do not appear to have an appetite for them. Trends of poly-drug use (the use of two or more psychoactive drugs in combination to achieve a particular effect) are being widely reported, in particular the combination of heroin and methamphetamine.

    Alcohol

    Alaska’s criminal justice professionals recognize that alcohol is the primarily abused substance in Alaska. Alcohol is often involved in many violent, suicidal, and accidental deaths, particularly in rural areas of the state. Currently, 109 communities have voted in favor of local option statutes prohibiting the sale, importation, and/or possession of all alcohol. Because alcohol remains legal in many areas of Alaska, bootlegging activities continue to be problematic in the local option communities.

    The economics of the illegal sales of alcohol is staggering. The initial purchase for the bootlegger 7 involves a minimal cash investment yields a significant cash return. For example, a bootlegger can legally purchase a 750-milliliter bottle of alcohol for $10 or less in an urban liquor store. The same bottle of alcohol in Bethel, Kotzebue, or Barrow, where the sale of alcohol is illegal, may sell for $50. In more remote communities where alcohol is banned, alcohol can easily sell for $150 to over $300 per bottle, depending on supply and demand.

    Cocaine

    Cocaine continues to be a widely used and is a lucrative drug for sale in Alaska. Cocaine is available in most areas of the state and is seen in powder form. Crack cocaine is more common in the major urban areas such as Anchorage and Fairbanks. Cocaine is brought into Alaska concealed on passengers or in luggage, through ports of entry, such as the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. It is also shipped via the U.S. Postal Service or commercial parcel companies such as FedEx, DHL or UPS. The cocaine brought into Alaska is typically packaged in kilogram quantities and later broken down by dealers into smaller quantities for retail sale. In powder form, it is normally sold in gram quantities for $100-$150 and its primary method of ingestion is by snorting. Crack dealers use a process involving powder cocaine, water, baking soda and heat to produce crack cocaine, which is then sold in small rocks for $20. The primary method of use for crack is by smoking.

    Heroin

    Heroin is a highly addictive drug derived from morphine which is obtained from the opium poppy. It is a depressant that affects the brain’s pleasure systems and interferes with the brain’s ability to perceive pain. It can be found in a variety of forms. In a powder form it ranges in color from white to brown. Heroin also comes as a tar-like substance. Heroin is used in a variety of ways, depending on the user’s preference and the purity of the drug. Heroin can be injected into a vein or muscle, smoked in a water pipe or standard pipe, mixed into a marijuana joint or regular cigarette, inhaled as smoke through a straw, or snorted as a powder via the nose. The short term effects of heroin appear soon after a single dose and disappear after a few hours. After an injection of heroin, the user reports feeling a surge of euphoria accompanied by a warm flushing of the skin, a dry mouth, and heavy extremities. Heroin use is not isolated to the urban areas of Alaska. Undercover buys and interdiction of heroin have been reported in several smaller communities. Heroin is primarily imported into Alaska via parcels and body carries. Investigations have shown that heroin use crosses socio-economic boundaries.

    You should read this before you consider moving to Alaska…

    Marijuana

    Marijuana is available throughout the state and is often viewed as a gateway drug for young adults and teenagers. The 2015 Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted by State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services indicates that 19.0% of high school students used marijuana within the last 30 days. Demand for Alaskan-grown marijuana continues to be high as a result of its exceptional tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content. In November of 2014, Alaska voters passed Ballot Measure 2, an initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana, allowing for the regulation and taxation of the drug in a manner similar to alcohol. The initiative made the use and possession of up to one ounce of marijuana legal for persons over the age of 21, beginning February 24, 2015. With the changes to Alaska Statutes regarding marijuana, SDEU does not place an emphasis on illegal marijuana enforcement. However, investigations will occur if complaints are received from the public. Frequently, investigators respond when state law and federal law are in conflict, such as transport on federally regulated commercial carriers. It is yet to be determined how the commercial manufacturing of marijuana and associated products will impact the SDEU.

    Methamphetamine

    Methamphetamine use continues to be an issue throughout the United States, including Alaska. Methamphetamine, also known as meth, speed, crank, crystal, and ice, produces an increase in energy and alertness and a decrease in appetite. The effects, which include an intense rush, have been reported to last up to 36 hours. It can be smoked, snorted, injected, or taken orally.

    Methamphetamine labs have been discovered in recent years in single and multi-family residences in many neighborhoods. In addition to meth labs producing illegal—and often deadly—drugs, the clandestine nature of the manufacturing process and the presence of ignitable, corrosive, reactive, and toxic chemicals at the sites, have resulted in explosions, fires, toxic fumes, and irreparable damage to human health and to the environment. Homes where methamphetamine labs are present are reported to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation which maintains an online listing of these addresses, a link to which can be found below. Reoccupation of these properties often requires expensive remediation.

    Anchorage Police Department seized a significant amount of prescription controlled substances. Total value of Drugs Seized is $5,575,459.50

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    What should be done to stop the Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Alaska? Thoughts?

    Source: 2015 Annual Drug Report

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    Moving to Alaska? Why You Should or Should NOT Move To Alaska!

    Moving to Alaska

    Moving from one place to another place is a major decision of our life. There is no YES or NO answer to the question “Should I move to Alaska or not”? There are number of things one should consider before moving to Alaska alone or with family. You would either Love it or Hate it, there is no in between when you move to Alaska. Things you should consider before moving to Alaska and its pros and cons are followed by few facts below:

    Is it hard to live in Alaska? Continue reading and decide for yourself 🙂

    Did you know that Alaska was controlled by Russia from the late 1700s until 1867. It was then purchased by the United States for $7.2 million.

    Alaska has a total population of 738,432 as of 2015.

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    193,105 people migrated to Alaska between 1970 and 2014 while 102,463 people moved out of Alaska.

    Alaska migration trend

    Things you should consider before moving to Alaska:

    Alaska, The Final Frontier – A Wild place

    Alaska is a dream place if you love nature. It is twice the size of Texas. Alaska has a population density of 1.3 persons living in one square mile. This makes it one of the best place to live for those who love nature.

    Did you know? Alaska has the highest number of violent crime, Read more details here…

    The weather! Long and Dark Winters – You must love winter to live here

    There is no other way to put it. It’s really cold in Alaska and it stays that way for a solid 6 months. The sun rises at 10 am in Anchorage and sets at 3 pm. During these five hours, the sun is low in the horizon and it doesn’t provide you that boost of energy you typically get from the sun while living down south.

    For every 100 adult women in Alaska, an estimated 40 have experienced intimate partner violence, 33 have experience sexual violence, and 50 have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. Read more details here…

    Alaska is far away from the rest of the United States

    Alaska is almost 500 miles from the rest of the Northern US. So you if are moving alone, consider the distance and the amount of money you need to spend to see your friends and family. The flights are expensive.

    You can get bored depending on where you are moving from

    Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city with a total population of 301,010 as of 2014. There are plenty of things to do in this city but your perspective might change depending on where you are moving from a larger city in the East Coast of from a small town in the Midwest.

    Cost of Living

    Cost of living, household, gas, housing etc is going to increase. Consider this additional cost before moving to Alaska. 2 liters of Coca-Cola costs $2.89 and Bread for 2 people for 1 day costs $3.19 (these rates vary depending on where you live in Alaska)

    There are almost half a million homeless people in US, more details here…

    An ideal place of hunting

    There are endless opportunities to hunt, fish, trap, and catch big game animals — as well as small game — year round. Big game includes moose, caribou, grizzlies, and black bear. Remember you need to secure the right license/permit to hunt.

    Long summer days

    The sun does shine for about 20 hours in the summer, but even those 4 hours in between, the skies are still dusky and not completely dark. The temperature goes to a maximum of 60 ºF. Don’t just jump into any lake to quick swim.

    High cost of moving

    Once you are here, it is very hard to move back to The Lower 48. People get stuck here. It is hard because of how much it costs to actually move all of your belongings back — even if you sell off many of them. It isn’t like you are moving across the border to another state. It is 1700 miles just to get from Anchorage to Seattle! Golden North Van LinesRoyal Alaskan Movers and Air Van Moving are a few moving companies in Anchorage. Moving companies prices vary based on the destination and type/weight of good you are planning to move.

    You get paid to live in Alaska

    The Alaska Permanent Fund is a constitutionally established permanent fund managed by a state-owned corporation, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. There are however a few conditions that you must fulfill to become eligible to receive this fund.

    James Cotton posted a comment on Facebook about this post which is worth reading:

    “Major drug and alcohol problems up here. The Fairbanks and North Pole area is infested with Meth users and labs.

    Overzealous police forces…they can’t catch a dope dealer or a murderer, but if you have a burnt out taillight on your car, you will get pulled over the moment you pull out of your driveway…and they often manage to find a way to get an arrest out of it!

    Severe misbalances in the judicial system, both criminal and civil. If someone does something to you (by criminal act or negligence…and they WILL!) count on getting very little recourse, if any. On the other side, you could find yourself facing a huge lawsuit for something that doesn’t even seem possible…and when that happens, expect to lose. Lawyers? None of them up here are any good!

    …and once you’ve been in the court system, for anything, even something like a divorce, good luck getting out!

    This is NOT a land of friendly, resourceful, competent people who take care of themselves yet will extend a hand to those around. It’s exactly the opposite! The overall population is entitlement minded, opportunistic, cutthroat and rude, and the general attitude is…if it’s outside of one’s own skin, it doesn’t matter.

    The work ethic here is horrible! Anyone who has run a business can tell you that getting their employees to just show up to work is the biggest challenge of business. If they do show up, there’s a high likelihood that they are drunk or stoned. They don’t care about their jobs, so most stores, restaurants, professional offices and other public facilities have very poor quality and customer service!

    There are quite a few things lacking in the state, especially around Fairbanks. These shortcomings are topics of frequent conversation, and an enterprising individual may seize on that and go forth with such, right? Not a good idea up here! Even though you may come up with a great product or service to fill a missing niche, once you do, nobody will support it, even though before those same people complained about the absence of such. Hell, even a marijuana club went out of business up here…in a state where marijuana is legal!

    Politics, especially local…rife with nepotism and corruption. Constantly, stories of local elected officials committing criminal acts grace the pages of the newspaper.

    Racism and accusations of racism abound, especially between the Caucasian and Alaska Native groups.

    Landlords are rather negligent and careless, and if you have pets, good luck finding rentals. Those few places that accept renters with pets ask for ridiculous non refundable deposits and charge almost half again the going rent for a place without pets.

    Professional offices and government agencies are very sloppy with their records, and if you have to deal with someone who’s job is to keep detailed and critical information, they will make mistakes! Some of these mistakes can be critical (such as DMV putting adverse license information or arrest warrants on the wrong license number.)

    … these are just a few issues i have observed (and fallen victim to) in the nineteen years I’ve lived here. I can deal with the cold and the dark. I can deal with the mosquitoes and incessant summer rain
    I can deal with the miles of nothingness around…but the culture… I’ve had trouble wrapping my mind around it.”

    There are many other key factors that are involved in decision making when you move in or out of Alaska.

    Let us know in comments why you moved in or out of Alaska and how this has changed you?

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    These Blackout Curtains by HoleRoll Turn Windows into Penthouse Views

    Blackout Curtains by HoleRoll

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    The Most Evil Intelligence Agency in The World – CIA – A summary of its Atrocities

    https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/

    There are tons of lists on the internet listing the top intelligence agencies in the world. These lists are basically a personal point of view of the writer. If the writer is from an Asian country, ISI (Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence) or RAW (India’s Research and Analysis Wing) would likely be on top of the list. The rest of the world thinks that CIA or MI-6 is the best intelligence agency in the world.

    The purpose of an intelligence agency is to protect the national interests and assets from internal and external threats. These government institutions collect and analyze valuable information to predict and protect the country from any possible security breach. Intelligence agencies report to some government institution and bound to work under the law of the land.

    There is however one intelligence agency in the world whose focus is not “protecting national interests” but “destabilizing other countries and committing crimes against humanity“.

    The title of the worst intelligence agency in the world goes to America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). CIA is also the deadliest intelligence agency in the world. CIA is also stands as the most powerful intelligence agency in the world in intelligence agencies ranking.

    worst intelligence agency in the world

    Why?

    Let’s start from the beginning when the CIA was founded in 1947:

    CIA – Founded in 1947

    CIA was founded by President Truman when he signed the National Security Act of 1947, creating the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Council. The CIA is accountable to the president through the NSC — there is no democratic or congressional oversight. Its charter allows the CIA to “perform such other functions and duties… as the National Security Council may from time to time direct.” This loophole opens the door to covert action and dirty tricks.

    A Summary of CIA/US involvement in regime change across the world for the benefit of it ruling/elite class:

    CountryYear(s)
    China1949 to early 1960s
    Albania1949-53
    East Germany1950s
    Iran1953
    Guatemala1954
    Costa Ricamid-1950s
    Syria1956-7
    Egypt1957
    Indonesia1957-8
    British Guiana1953-64
    Iraq1963
    North Vietnam1945-73
    Cambodia1955-70
    Laos1958, 1959, 1960
    Ecuador1960-63
    Congo1960
    France1965
    Brazil1962-64
    Dominican Republic1963
    Cuba1959 to present
    Bolivia1964
    Indonesia1965
    Ghana1966
    Chile1964-73
    Greece1967
    Costa Rica1970-71
    Bolivia1971
    Australia1973-75
    Angola1975, 1980s
    Zaire1975
    Portugal1974-76
    Jamaica1976-80
    Seychelles1979-81
    Chad1981-82
    Grenada1983
    South Yemen1982-84
    Suriname1982-84
    Fiji1987
    Libya1980s
    Nicaragua1981-90
    Panama1989
    Bulgaria1990
    Albania1991
    Iraq1991
    Afghanistan1980s
    Somalia1993
    Yugoslavia1999-2000
    Ecuador2000
    Afghanistan2001
    Venezuela2002
    Iraq2003
    Haiti2004
    Somalia2007 to present
    Honduras2009
    Libya2011
    Syria2012
    Ukraine2014

    Some Details:

    Cover-acting Wind created in 1948

    In 1948, a covert acting wing was created called “Office of Policy Coordination” and its responsibilities included “propaganda, economic warfare, preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition and evacuation procedures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-communist elements in threatened countries of the free world.”

    Corruption of Democratic elections in Italy in 1948

    Italians communists were suppose to win this election if CIA had not intervened. CIA broadcasts propaganda, buys votes and beats up opposition leader. Eventually communists were defeated.

    Radio Free Europe Project in 1949

    CIA created its first major propaganda outlet in Europe called Radio Free Europe. It was illegal to broadcast/publish any of this transcript because it only propagated false news for several decades aiming to create a certain mindset in Europe.

    Operation MOCKINGBIRD

    This operation started in late 40s. The objective was to hire journalists and new organizations to work for CIA. Philip Graham was one of team member leading this effort and also the publisher of “The Washington Post” which became a major CIA player. CIA admits that its assets include at least 400 journalists and around 25 new organizations.

    Overthrowing Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran – 1953

    Mohammed Mossadegh was democratically elected Prime Minister in Iran. He was threatening to nationalize British Oil. CIA replaced with with the Shah of Iran in 1953 in a military Coup.

    Operation MK-ULTRA

    This operation was started by CIA in early 1950s and halted in 1973. The object was experiments on mind control. One of the part of this project including giving different drugs to Americans subjects without their consent or knowledge. Many of them committed suicide. This project was funded by Rockefeller and Ford foundations. The scope of Project MK-ULTRA was broad, with research undertaken at 80 institutions, including 44 colleges and universities, as well as hospitals, prisons, and pharmaceutical companies. The CIA operated through these institutions using front organizations, although sometimes top officials at these institutions were aware of the CIA’s involvement.

    Military Coup in Guatemala in 1954

    Jacob Arbenz was democratically elected leader in Guatemala and he was threatening to nationalize the United Fruit Company owned by Rockefeller. CIA director Allen Dulles also owned stocks in this company. CIA overthrew Jacob Arbenz and replaced him dictators. This new establishment projected their interested and killed almost 100,000 people in next 40 years.

    Vietnam 1954-1958

    CIA tried to overthrow communist Government in North Vietnam through officer Edward Lansdale who spent four years using all the dirty tricks. CIA was unsuccessful and repeated failures resulted in Vietnam War from 1st of November 1955 to 30th April 1975. The result was unification of South and North Vietnam as Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

    CIA’s Dirty job in Hungry in 1956

    Radio Free Europe broadcasts a secret speech of Khruschev amid inciting a revolt in Hungry. Americans also provided aid to Hungarian fighters. These efforts failed. A major Russian invasion was the result killing 7,000 Soviets and almost 30,000 Hungarians.

    Killing in Laos 1957 – 1973

    Pathet Lao was a communist organization, a leftist group and had enough support to be part of any coalition group. This was major problem for CIA and America. CIA carried out approximately one coup per year trying to overthrow Pathet Lao. The efforts badly failed even after CIA created a group of Asian mercenaries who attacked Pathet Lao. Americans starting bombing Laos eventually.

    Here are some other startling facts about the U.S. bombing of Laos and its tragic aftermath: (Source)

    • Over 270 million cluster bombs were dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War (210 million more bombs than were dropped on Iraq in 1991, 1998 and 2006 combined); up to 80 million did not detonate.
    • Nearly 40 years on, less than 1% of these munitions have been destroyed.More than half of all confirmed cluster munitions casualties in the world have occurred in Laos.
    • Each year there are now just under 50 new casualties in Laos, down from 310 in 2008. Close to 60% of the accidents result in death, and 40% of the victims are children.
    • Between 1993 and 2016, the U.S. contributed on average $4.9M per year for UXO clearance in Laos; the U.S. spent $13.3M per day (in 2013 dollars) for nine years bombing Laos.
    • In just ten days of bombing Laos, the U.S. spent $130M (in 2013 dollars), or more than it has spent in clean up over the past 24 years ($118M).

    CIA helped Papa Doc in 1959 to become the dictator in Haiti who killed over 100,000 people during their reign.

    The Bay of Pigs in 1961

    The CIA sent over 1,500 Cuban exiles to invade Cube where Castro was the leader under “Operation Mongoose”. This operation failed due to poor planning, security and backing. This is the CIA’s first public setback, causing President Kennedy to fire CIA Director Allen Dulles.

    Killing of Rafael Trujillo in Dominican Republic in 1959

    Rafael Trujillo was a dictator in Dominican Republic. He was a murderer and had full support of America since 1930. His business interests had grown so large that starting competing with American business interests. The CIA eventually assassinated him.

    CIA assassinated Patrice Lumumba in Congo in 1959

    Democratically elected Patrice Lumumba had a huge public support. CIA assassinated him but due to his public support, CIA was not able to replace him with their own man. The country suffered from four years of political unrest.

    Overthrowing Juan Bosch in 1963 – Dominican Republic

    The CIA overthrew the democratically elected Juan Bosch in a military coup replacing him with right-wing junta.

    Overthrowing President Arosemana in 1963 – Ecuador

    President Arosemana was overthrown in a CIA backed military coup.His policies were unacceptable to Washington.

    Military coup in 1964 – Brazil

    Democratically elected government of Joao Goulart was overthrown during a CIA backed military coup. General Castelo Branco who was inline with American interests, created Latin America’s first death squads. Later it was revealed that the CIA trained the death squads.

    During 1965 CIA overthrew governments in Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Greece and Congo.

    The Ramparts Affair in 1966 – Here in an interesting link detailing The Ramparts Affair.

    In 1967 the government was overthrown in Greece after a CIA backed military coup.

    Operation PHEONIX in 1967 helped South Vietnamese agents to identify members National Liberation Front also knows as Viet Cong and then murder them. The operation resulted in killing of 20,000 Viet Cong members.

    Operation CHAOS was exposed in 1968. CIA was spying on American citizens since 1959. CHAOS spied on 7,000 individuals and 1,000 organizations.

    Che Guevara was captured in Bolivia in 1967 during a CIA backed military operation. CIA wanted to keep him alive but Bolivian government executes him to prevent any calls for clemency.

    The notorious CIA torturer Dan Mitrione arrives in Uruguay in 1969 with a motto “The precise pain, in the precise place, in the precise amount, for the desired effect”. He was kidnapped and killed a year later. Read more about him here.

    In 1970 CIA overthrows Prince Sahounek in Cambodia.

    In 1971 CIA overthrows leftist President Juan Torres in Bolivia. His replacement was dictator Hugo Banzer who tortured, raped and executed over 2,000 political opponents.

    The Wagergate Break-in during 1972 was an operation where President Nixon sent a team of burglars to wiretap Democratic offices at Watergate. All these members had CIA histories.

    CIA overthrows and assassinates Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973. He started nationalize American owned companies in Chili which was the major problem for CIA.

    Internal Investigation in 1973

    William Colby, who was the Deputy Director for Operations at that time order all CIA personnel or reported all legal and illegal activities they knew about.

    CIA director was fired in 1973

    President Nixon fired CIA direct Richard Helms who failed to cover Watergate Scandal. They both always disliked each other. Helms was replaced with William Colby.

    Operation CHAOS was exposed in 1973. James Jesus Angleton was fired as a result.

    The House of Representatives cleared CIA of any involvement in Watergate scandal in 1973.

    Toppling Government in Australia in 1975

    Edward Whitlam, a left-leaning man, was the Prime Minister of Australia in 1975. CIA pushed the Governor-General, John Kerr. Kerr, to dissolve the government, which he did. Whole nation was stunned by the use of this never used before law.

    CIA backed war in Angola in 1975

    CIA was eager to show some performance after losing war in Vietnam. Henry Kissinger launched the CIA backed war in Angola, a country with no strategic importance to America, that killed almost 300,000 people.

    Arming Muslims extremists in 1979

    Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1979. CIA immediately started to supply arms to any entity willing to fight soviets in Afghanistan. Soviets had to leave the country. The downside – A whole bunch of crazy fanatics had the state of the arm weaponry. The country still is a mess after 38 years.

    Massacre by CIA trained death squads in El Salvador killed 63,000 Salvadorans from 1980 – 1992

    Honduras – 1983 The CIA gives Honduran military officers the Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual – 1983, which teaches how to torture people.

    1986 – Nicaragua

    Nicaragua military shoots down a C-130 belonging to Southern Air Transport, a CIA front. This plane was carrying military supplies to Contras. The only survivor, Eugene Hasenfus, turned out to be a CIA employee just like the other two dead pilots.

    1989 – Panama

    CIA overthrows General Manuel Noriega who was on CIA payroll since 1966. He had been transporting drugs with the knowledge of CIA since 1972. His growing independence made Washington very unhappy so he had to go.

    1990 – Haiti

    Leftist priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide won the election by securing 68% vote. CIA backed military removed in from the government after 8 months in power.

    The Gulf War in 1991

    CIA created Saddam Hussein by providing him with latest weapons, intelligent, training and financial backing. US made him strong and powerful during the eight years war that started when Iraq invaded Iran in 1980. Later Saddam used the same power to invade Kuwait and that’s when US liberates Kuwait from Iraq.

    CIA failed to predict the fall of Soviet Union in 1991 which was the primary job of CIA – Collecting and analyzing information to fight communism. The reason behind the lack of prediction – CIA was so busy destabilizing other countries.

    CIA’s use for economic espionage increased starting from 1992 following the end of Cold war. This included the use of dirty tricks to steal technological secrets of competing foreign companies and giving them to the American companies.

    1993 – Haiti

    Aristide was returned to power after the removal of military dictators because Clinton had no choice but to remove him due to uncontrollable Chaos in Haiti. Aristide’s return was only possible after his acceptance of an agenda favoring country’s ruling class.

    CIA continued to destabilize many other countries during the next 25 years.

    Coup attempt in Iraq in 1996

    Planned and executed the 911 terror attack 

    2001 Afghanistan Invasion 

    2011 – Removal of Qaddafi from Libya 

    2012 – Arming ISIS and other Syrian Government Opposition Groups

    With the evolution and increased use of smart phones, CIA did the most nasty job in designing malware and other tools to hack smartphones, Smart TVs and even tried to Hack into latest cars.

    Project Scribbles

    A document-watermarking pre-processing system to embed “Web beacon”-style tags into documents that are likely to be copied by Insiders, Whistle-blowers, Journalists or others.

    Weeping Angel Tool

    An implant designed for Samsung F Series Smart Televisions. Based on the “Extending” tool from the MI5/BTSS, the implant is designed to record audio from the built-in microphone and egress or store the data.

    Project Hive

    HIVE is a back-end infrastructure malware with a public-facing HTTPS interface which is used by CIA implants to transfer exfiltrated information from target machines to the CIA and to receive commands from its operators to execute specific tasks on the targets. HIVE is used across multiple malware implants and CIA operations. The public HTTPS interface utilizes unsuspicious-looking cover domains to hide its presence.

    Grasshopper Framework

    A platform used to build customized malware payloads for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

    Anti-forensic Marble Framework

    Marble is used to hamper forensic investigators and anti-virus companies from attributing viruses, Trojans and hacking attacks to the CIA.

    Project Dark Matter

    It contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA’s Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to gain ‘persistence’ on Apple Mac devices, including Macs and iPhones and demonstrate their use of EFI/UEFI and firmware malware.

    Other Project/Tools/Frameworks:

    Sonic Screwdriver

    DarkSeaSkies

    SeaPea

    NightSkies

    Triton

    DerStarke

    NightSkies 1.2

    Sources:

    https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/

    https://wikileaks.org/vault7

    Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1995)

    The 60 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time (Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, 1997).

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    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams And The Results Are Creepy

    Polish Painter Zdzisław Beksiński (24 February 1929 – 21 February 2005) explanation of these paintings is something like this: “I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams.”

    The art work in creepy yet beautiful. There are some 300 paintings and what exactly is the meaning of each on might be explained by this statement of the painter: “What matters is what appears in your soul, not what your eyes see and what you can name.”

    So get ready to see his artwork and expect nightmares.

    This is highly impressive and disgusting at the same time!

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    No mater what you must keep up appearances.

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    What was in his head when he was painting this?

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    Lady Gaga’s new duds

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    Is this a Cow?

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    I’d call this “the before picture on a moisturizer commercial”

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    Mr. Smith, YOU?

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    The Affair?

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    Your new pet, Dave!

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    Hello Mister, You got something in your eye!

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    New Dream liner?

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    Who wants this tree in their backyard?

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    This one really got me depressed – totally disturbing!

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    What do you think of this one?

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    This is the face referenced in the Beatles tune, “Eleanor Rigby.” “Wearing the face she keeps in a jar by the door.”

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    I won’t be sleeping peacefully for weeks!

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    This adds a really creepy dimension to the Graves opening up an souls going up into heaven.

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    Artwork!

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    The face of civilization.

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    Look at the details in this painting.

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    I’d call this one “social media”

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    The Mount Hell.

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    You have to check out the details in this Painting.

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    The door to internal hell.

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    Most of us felt like this at some point in life.

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    Can someone please explain this?

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    A transformation of death. The underworld revisted

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    Don’t see the evil, Don’t speak the evil, we only hear the evil.

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    Disturbing?

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    This one is actually beautiful!

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    Maybe it’s symbolic for bleeding out the impurities.

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    I’ve always wondered what daemon zombies taste like.

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    The amount of detail in this is impressive!

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    It looks like an image of hell in the movie Constantine.

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    I personally Loved this one.

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

    Let’s go hunting, Foxy!

    Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski Paints Dreams and Nightmares

     

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    These Are The Most Dangerous States in America with Crime Statistics

    Dangerous States in USA

    USA with total population of 321.4 million (2015) is considered one of the safest country in the world. But no country is prone to crimes. FBI released its compilation of reported crimes in 2015, here is a glimpse of it:

    • 90,185 rapes were reported (These are considered based on the revised definition of rape that you can find here)
    • 15,696 people were murdered.
    • $390 million worth of property was robbed as a result of some 327,374 robberies nationwide.
    • Property crimes contributed to lose of $14.3 billion$12,420,364,454 was the total value of stolen property.
    • Firearms were used in 71.5 percent of the nation’s murders, 40.8 percent of robberies, and 24.2 percent of aggravated assaults.

    You many want to read about the 60 countries America has invaded in last 70 years and CIA Atrocities in this article.

    Below is a list of most dangerous states in America based on the violent crime rate.

    10 – Alabama, ranks #10 in the most dangerous states in America

    ranks #10 in the most dangerous states in America

    Alabama Population: 4.859 million (2015)

    Violent crime rate in South Alabama: 472 violent crime/100,000 people

    Other Statistics:

    • Persons in poverty(Poverty Rate): 19.3%
    • Unemployment rate (Dec 2016): 6.2%
    • Forcible Rapes per 100,000 residents: 42.38
    • Thefts per 100,000 residents: 2041
    • Sex Offenders per 100,000 residents: 302
    • Assaults per 100,000 residents: 328

    9 – Missouri, ranks #9 in the most dangerous states in America

    Missouri ranks #9 in the most dangerous states in America

    Missouri Population: 6.084 million (2015)

    Violent crime rate in South Missouri: 497 violent crime/100,000 people

    Other Statistics:

    • Persons in poverty(Poverty Rate): 15.5%
    • Unemployment rate (May 2016): 4.3%
    • Forcible Rapes per 100,000 residents: 39.23
    • Thefts per 100,000 residents: 2,999
    • Sex Offenders per 100,000 residents: 254
    • Assaults per 100,000 residents: 305

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    8 – Delaware, ranks #8 in the most dangerous states in America

    Delaware ranks #8 in the most dangerous states in America

    Delaware Population: 945,934 (2015)

    Violent crime rate in South Delaware: 499 violent crime/100,000 people

    Other Statistics:

    • Persons in poverty(Poverty Rate): 12.5%
    • Unemployment rate (Dec 2016): 4.3%
    • Forcible Rapes per 100,000 residents: 36
    • Thefts per 100,000 residents: 2062
    • Sex Offenders per 100,000 residents: 331
    • Assaults per 100,000 residents: 326

    7 – South Carolina, ranks #7 in the most dangerous states in America

    South Carolina ranks #7 in the most dangerous states in America

    South Carolina Population: 4.896 million (2015)

    Violent crime rate in South Carolina: 505 violent crime/100,000 people

    Other Statistics:

    • Persons in poverty(Poverty Rate): 18%
    • Unemployment rate (May 2016): 5.6%
    • Forcible Rapes per 100,000 residents: 42.79
    • Thefts per 100,000 residents: 3,543
    • Sex Offenders per 100,000 residents: 320
    • Assaults per 100,000 residents: 366

    6 – Arkansas, ranks #6 in the most dangerous states in America

    Arkansas ranks #6 in the most dangerous states in America

    Arkansas Population: 2.978 million (2015)

    Violent crime rate in Arkansas: 521 violent crime/100,000 people

    Other Statistics:

    • Persons in poverty(Poverty Rate): 18.9%
    • Unemployment rate (May 2016): 3.8%
    • Forcible Rapes per 100,000 residents: 59.43
    • Thefts per 100,000 residents: 3,407
    • Sex Offenders per 100,000 residents: 401
    • Assaults per 100,000 residents: 346

    5 – Louisiana, ranks #5 in the most dangerous states in America

    Louisiana ranks #5 in the most dangerous states in America

    Louisiana Population: 4.671 million (2015)

    Violent crime rate in Louisiana: 540 violent crime/100,000 people

    Other Statistics:

    • Persons in poverty(Poverty Rate): 19.8%
    • Unemployment rate (May 2016): 6.3%
    • Forcible Rapes per 100,000 residents: 29.57
    • Thefts per 100,000 residents: 3,581
    • Sex Offenders per 100,000 residents: 203
    • Assaults per 100,000 residents: 352

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    4 – Tennessee, ranks #4 in the most dangerous states in America

    Tennessee ranks #4 in the most dangerous states in America

    Tennessee Population: 6.6 million (2015)

    Violent crime rate in Tennessee: 612 violent crime/100,000 people

    Other Statistics:

    • Persons in poverty(Poverty Rate): 18.3%
    • Unemployment rate (May 2016): 4.1%
    • Forcible Rapes per 100,000 residents: 38.65
    • Thefts per 100,000 residents: 3,171
    • Sex Offenders per 100,000 residents: 340
    • Assaults per 100,000 residents: 453

    3 – New Mexico, ranks #3 in the most dangerous states in America

    New Mexico ranks #3 in the most dangerous states in America

    Nevada Population: 2.085 million (2015)

    Violent crime rate in Nevada: 656 violent crime/100,000 people

    Other Statistics:

    • Persons in poverty(Poverty Rate): 21.3%
    • Unemployment rate (May 2016): 6.2%
    • Forcible Rapes per 100,000 residents: 70.72
    • Thefts per 100,000 residents: 3,171
    • Sex Offenders per 100,000 residents: 172
    • Assaults per 100,000 residents: 422

    2 – Nevada, ranks #2 in the most dangerous states in America

    Nevada ranks #2 in the most dangerous states in America

    Nevada Population: 2.891 million (2015)

    Violent crime rate in Nevada: 696 violent crime/100,000 people

    Other Statistics:

    • Persons in poverty(Poverty Rate): 15.2%
    • Unemployment rate (May 2016): 6.1%
    • Forcible Rapes per 100,000 residents: 47.80
    • Thefts per 100,000 residents: 2,835
    • Sex Offenders per 100,000 residents: 240
    • Assaults per 100,000 residents: 372

    1 – Alaska, ranks #1 in the most dangerous states in America

    Alaska ranks #1 in the most dangerous states in America

    Alaska Population: 738,432 (2015)

    Violent crime rate in Alaska: 730 violent crime/100,000 people

    Other Statistics:

    • Persons in poverty(Poverty Rate): 16.6%
    • Unemployment rate (May 2016): 4.7%
    • Forcible Rapes per 100,000 residents: 45.82
    • Thefts per 100,000 residents: 3,069
    • Sex Offenders per 100,000 residents: 164
    • Assaults per 100,000 residents: 277

    Read this article if you are considering moving to Alaska.

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