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Civil War II

                      Republican   Democratic
                        states       states

Individual tax rate (%)      3.8         7.6
Corporate tax rate (%)       5.1         6.6
Dept per capita ($)       2500        5400
Oil production (%)          83          17
Oil reserves (%)            81          19
Coal production (%)         88          12
Coal reserves (%)           83          17
Natural gas production (%)  88          12
Natural gas reserves (%)    85          15
Job creation index          22          20
Illegal aliens (%)          41          59

In Civil War I, the North was economically stronger than the South.
In Civil War II, the Republican states are economically stronger than the Democratic states.
Expanded data below. The numbers were calculated by weighting over state populations. For example,

Average Republican quantity = Sum over Republican states [State population * State quantity] / Total population of Republican states.

Civil War 1
    Population  Free  Slaves  Soldiers  Railroad  Manufacturing  Arms production
       mil      mil    mil      mil      miles     % of total      % of total

North   22.1    21.7     .4     2.1      21800         90             97
South    9.1     5.6    3.5     1.06      8800         10              3

The combatants
Left                                      Right

Google, Facebook, Twitter                 Gab

CNN, MSNBC                                Fox

NYTimes, Washpost, Huffpost               Breitbart, Daily Wire, Lifezette

AOL+TW (CNN, Huffpo)                      Newscorp(Fox, WSJ)
Comcast (MSNBC)
Disney (ESPN)

Rachel Maddow                             Bill O'Reilly
Larry O'Donnell                           Sean Hannity
Chris Hayes                               Greg Gutfeld
John Walsh                                Tucker Carlson
                                          Laura Ingraham
                                          Ann Coulter

Kellogg's
Chrysler
Target
Allstate
Progressive Insurance

Media Matters                             Newsbusters
Open Society Foundation                   Judicial Watch
Clinton Foundation                        Media Research Center
                                          Media Equalizer
                                          Media Equality
                                          Heritage Foundation
                                          CPAC
George Soros
David Brock

Jeff Bezos                                Peter Thiel

Boycott war

Cable cutting:  By cutting your cable service you hit many targets, such as AOL+TimeWarner (owns CNN & Huffington Post), Comcast (owns MSNBC & NBC), and Walt Disney (Marvel, Lucasfilm, Longhorn Nework, SEC Network) Daily Wire article.

Left                                     Right

AOL+TimeWarner, Comcast, Disney          Fox News, Breitbart
United Air, Alaska Air, Jetblue          Southwest, Delta, Spirit, American Air
Amazon                                   Walmart
Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada                 Bud, Yuengling, Coors, Busch
Tennis, NBA, NFL, Boxing                 College football, NASCAR, PGA, College basketball
California wines, Absolut, Grey Goose    Johnny Walker, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey
Leftist colleges                         Christian colleges, Caltech, BYU, online colleges
Apple, Microsoft, Android                Linux
Reebok                                   New Balance (Made in America)
Tesla Motors                             Ford, General Motors
Kellogg's                                Chick-fil-A, Domino's Pizza
Barns & Noble (Censored Milo's book)     Conservativestore.com
Eminem, Marc Anthony, Miley Cyrus        Kid Rock
#GrabYourWallet                          #StoptheScalpings, #CNNBlackmail
Patreon, Kickstarter                     Rootbocks, Hatreon
Google, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook       Gab
Airbnb, Paypal

Senatorial elections of 2018

Republican incumbents    8
Democratic incumbents   23
Independent incumbents   2

              Incumbent                 Challengers

W. Virginia   D    Joe Manchin          MAGA Patrick Morrisey      Rino Evan Jenkins
Montana       D    Jon Tester           MAGA Matt Rosendale
Indiana       D    Joe Donnelly
Missouri      D    Claire McCaskill     MAGA Josh Hawley           R    Ann Wagner
Ohio          D    Sharrod Brown        MAGA Josh Mandel
Florida       D    Bill Nelson
Pennsylvania  D    Bob Casey
Wisconsin     D    Tammy Baldwin        MAGA Kevin Nicholson       Rino Leah Vukimir
Michigan      D    Debbie Stabenow
Minnesota     D    Amy Klobuchar
Maine         D    Angus King
Virginia      D    Tim Kaine
New Mexico    D    Martin Heimrich
Delaware      D    Tom Carper
New Jersey    D    Bob Menendez
Connecticut   D    Chris Murphy
Rhode Island  D    Sheldon Whitehouse
Washington    D    Maria Cantwell
New York      D    Kirstin Gillibrand
Vermont       I    Bernie Sanders
Maryland      D    Ben Cardin
Massachusetts D    Elizabeth Warren
California    D    Dianne Feinstein
Hawaii        D    Mazie Hirono
Wyoming       Rino Joe Barrasso         MAGA Erk Prince            MAGA Foster Freiss
North Dakota  R    Heidi Heitkamp
Alabama       R    Vacant               MAGA Roy Moore
Tennessee     Rino Bob Corker           MAGA Marsha Blackburn      (Corker is retiring)
Nebraska      R    Deb Fischer
Mississippi   R    Roger Wicker
Utah          Rino Orrin Hatch
Texas         MAGA Ted Cruz
Arizona       Rino Jeff Flake           R    Kelli Ward            (Flake is retiring)
Nevada        R    Dean Heller          MAGA Danny Tarkanian
*    Conservative Review's Rino and Conservative rankings. This is how MAGA and Rinos are determined.
House elections of 2018
             Incumbent                   Challengers

Alabama      MAGA Mo Brooks
Alabama      MAGA Gary Palmer
Arizona      MAGA Paul Godar
Arkansas     Rino Don Young
Arkansas     MAGA Scott Biggs
Arkansas     MAGA Tom Cotton
California   Rino Kevin McCarthy
Colorado     MAGA Ken Buck
Connecticut  Rino Christopher Shays
Florida      Rino Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Florida      MAGA Ron DeSantis
Idaho        Rino Mike Simpson
Idaho        MAGA Paul Labrador
Iowa         MAGA Steve King
Iowa         MAGA Ron Blum
Kentucky     Rino Harold Rogers
Kentucky     MAGA Thomas Massie
Michigan     MAGA Justin Amash
Miss         Rino Roger Wicker           MAGA Chris McDaniel
New York     Rino Elise Stefanik
New York     Rino Peter King
N. Carolina  MAGA Mark Meadows
N. Carolina  MAGA Walter Jones
N. Carolina  MAGA Ted Budd
Ohio         MAGA Jim Jordan
Ohio         MAGA Warren Davidson
Oklahoma     MAGA Jim Bridenstein
Oklahoma     Rino Tom Cole
Penn         MAGA Scott Perry
S. Carolina  MAGA Jeff Duncan
S. Carolina  MAGA Mark Sanford
Texas        MAGA Louie Gohmert
Virginia     MAGA Dave Brat
Washington   Rino Kathy Rodgers
Wisconsin    Rino Paul Ryan              MAGA Paul Nehlen

Rinos not up for election in 2018
Senate   Maine         Susan Collins       2020
Senate   Alaska        Lisa Murkowski      2020
Senate   S. Carolina   Lindsey Graham      2022
Senate   Nebraska      Ben Sasse           2020
Senate   Kentucky      Mitch McConnel      2022
Senate   Missouri      Roy Blunt           2022
Senate   Mississippi   Thad Cochran        2022

Airlines

Airlines that operate chiefly in red states: Southwest, American, Delta, Spirit.
Airlines that operate chiefly in blue states: United, Alaska, Jetblue

Departures per day:

           Amer  United  Delta  SW  Jetblue  Alaska  Spirit

Dallas       804               180                     29
Houston            483         176                     21
Charlotte    664
Atlanta                  1038  125                     14
Phoenix      299               187
Miami        350
Orlando                        186    66               12
Salt Lake                 256
Las Vegas                      217                     28
Detroit                   455                          20
Denver             370         200                     13
St. Louis                      114
Philadelphia 400
Ft. Laud.                       94    84               48
Cinn                       87
Raleigh                    71
Tampa                          121
Nashville                      105

San Diego                      114
Minneapolis               439
Baltimore                      244                     11
Newark             398
DC           250   214                30
New York     278          697        168
Seattle                   127                 Many
Los Angeles  225   138    175  130    36      Many     15
Boston                     83        150
Chicago      498   528         253                     33
San Fran.          273         229            Many

New York       =  Kennedy +  LaGuardia
San Francisco  =  SFO     +  Oakland   +  San Jose
Los Angeles    =  LAX     +  Long Beach

Beer

Red state beers: Bud, Yuengling, Coors, Busch
Blue state beers: Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada

The political affiliation of beer drinkers was analyzed by The National Media.

        Republican index

Coors Light    35    Colorado
Yuengling      34    Philadelphia
Sam Adams      34    Boston
Miller Lite    30    Milwaukee
Michelob Ultra 28    Saint Louis
Blue Moon      16    Colorado
Budweiser     -18    Saint Louis
Sierra Nevada -18    California
Miller        -22    Milwaukee
Corona        -43    Mexico
Heineken      -51
Largest beer manufacturers by % market share:
  %
 45   Anheuser-Busch   St. Louis       Budweiser, Busch, Michelob, Hoegaarden, Kiirin
 26   Miller-Coors                     Miller (Milwaukee), Coors (CO), Blue Moon (CO)
  4   Heineken                         Heineken, Dos Equis, Amstel
      Constellation                    Corona, Modelo
      Pabst                            Pabst, Old Milwaukee
      Boston Beer Co.  Boston          Sam Adams
      Yuengling        Philadelphia    Yuengling
      Sierra Nevada    Chico, CA       Sierra Nevada
      New Belgium      Ft. Collins, CO
      Gambrinus        San Antonio

Sports

The political affiliation of sports fans was analyzed by The National Media.

            Republican index

NASCAR             35
College football   34
Golf               32
Pro baseball       28
College basketball 15
Pro Football       14
Pro hockey         10
Men's tennis      -18
Pro basketball    -32
Women's tennis    -48
Boxing            -68

Cars

Almost all major auto manufacturing plants are in red territory except for:

Tesla Motors       California
Ford Explorer      Chicago

Bankruptcy

The "debt ratio" is the fraction of taxes that are spent paying debt interest. States and cities with the highest debt ratio: (percent)

Illinois      39
Connecticut   38
Hawaii        37
New Jersey    36
Kentucky      33
Delaware      25
Massachusetts 25
West Virginia 25
Maryland      22
Texas         20
S. Carolina   19
California    17
Louisiana     17
New Mexico    17
Rhode Island  15
Pennsylvania  15
Maine         15

Chicago       62   Illinois
Pittsburgh    52   Pennsylvania
Baton Rouge   52   Louisiana
Atlanta       52   Georgia
Oakland       51   California
Honolulu      51   Hawaii
Austin        51   Texas
Phoenix       51   Arizona
Houston       50   Texas
Los Angeles   50   California
Dallas        45   Texas
Fort Worth    44   Texas
Sacramento    42   California
El Paso       41   Texas
Cleveland     35   Ohio
Columbus      34   Ohio
Cincinnati    31   Ohio
States that have both heavy state and city debt and that will likely fail are California and Illinois.

JP Morgan study for states and cities.


Ownership
Newscorp    Fox, WSJ, National Geographic
Google      Youtube, Doubleclick, Android Inc., Panoramio, eBook, Motorola Mobility, Waze
AOL+TW      CNN, HBO, WB, TBS, TNT, the CW, Huffington Post
Comcast     NBC, MSNBC, Universal Pictures, Telemundo
Facebook    Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, Oculus VR
Twitter     Vine, Periscope
Amazon      Washington Post
Disney      ABC, ESPN, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, SEC Network, Longhorn Network
Viacom      CBS, MTV, VH1, BET
Independent: New York Times, Breitbart.
American Lords

Owners of professional sports franchises.
Patent owners.
Trustees of private universities, especially those with large endowments.
Medical associations, such as the American Medical Association, the American Optometric Association, the American Psychiatric American Physical Therapy Association, etc. They hold a monopoly on medical services, the gouge prices, and they forbid others from practicing in medicine. There exist many forms of therapy that are effective and are forbidden by these associations.
Occupants of rent controlled apartments.
Owners of mineral rights.
Land owners. Air rights owners. Owners of properties in critical locations.


Constitutional convention

A Constitutional convention requires 34 states. Trump carried 30 states and Clinton carried 20.


Most recent Republican mayor
               Year   Homicides per
                      million per year

Saint Louis    1949    499
Detroit        1962    435
New Orleans    1872    387
Baltimore      1967    338
Chicago        1931    151
Milwauke       1908    150
New York City  2007     39
San Diego      2016     23
Data for 2014
Tax by state

Tax rate for the top bracket in percents.

         Individual  Corporate                  Individual  Corporate
               %        %                            %        %
California     13.3   8.8   D         Virginia        5.8   6.0   D
Oregon          9.9   7.6   D         Maryland        5.8   8.2   D
Minnesota       9.8   9.8   D         Massachusetts   5.1   8.0   D
DC              9.0   9.0   D         Utah            5.0   5.0   R
New Jersey      9.0   9.0   D         Oklahoma        5.0   6.0   R
Vermont         9.0   8.5   D         Mississippi     5.0   5.0   R
Iowa            9.0  12.0   R         Alabama         5.0   6.5   R
New York        8.9   5.6   D         Ohio            5.0   0.0   R
Hawaii          8.2   6.4   D         New Hampshire   5.0   8.2   D
Wisconsin       7.6   7.9   R         New Mexico      4.9   6.2   D
Idaho           7.4   7.4   R         Colorado        4.6   4.6   D
Maine           7.2   8.3   D         Kansas          4.6   7.0   R
Connecticut     7.0   9.0   D         Arizona         4.5   4.9   R
South Carolina  7.0   5.0   R         Michigan        4.2   6.0   R
Arkansas        6.9   6.5   R         Illinois        3.8   7.8   D
Montana         6.9   6.8   R         Indiana         3.3   6.2   R
Nebraska        6.8   7.8   R         Pennsylvania    3.1  10.0   R
Delaware        6.6   8.7   D         North Dakota    2.9   4.3   R
West Virginia   6.5   6.5   R         Wyoming         0     0     R
Missouri        6.0   6.2   R         South Dakota    0     0     R
Tennessee       6.0   6.5   R         Florida         0     5.5   R
Georgia         6.0   6.0   R         Nevada          0     0     D
Louisiana       6.0   8.0   R         Texas           0     0     R
Kentucky        6.0   6.0   R         Alaska          0     9.4   R
Rhode Island    6.0   7.0   D         Washington      0     0     D
North Carolina  5.8   3.0   R

Dept per capita by state

Most of the states with large debt are Democratic and most of the states with low debt are Republican.

Numbers in thousands of dollars per person. The national average is 3.72.

Massachusetts 11.34  D       South Dakota   4.00  R       Oklahoma       2.41  R
Connecticut    9.30  D       Wisconsin      3.93  R       Mississippi    2.39  R
Rhode Island   8.92  D       Oregon         3.81  D       Kansas         2.36  R
Alaska         8.52  R       Pennsylvania   3.75  R       Idaho          2.30  R
New Jersey     7.52  D       Virginia       3.47  D       Arizona        2.24  R
New York       7.04  D       Montana        3.44  R       Iowa           2.08  R
Hawaii         6.19  D       Kentucky       3.42  R       Florida        1.93  R
New Hampshire  6.15  D       Colorado       3.37  D       North Carolina 1.87  R
Delaware       5.96  D       New Mexico     3.34  D       Alabama        1.86  R
Vermont        5.26  D       South Carolina 3.26  R       Texas          1.66  R
Illinois       5.13  D       Indiana        3.26  R       Wyoming        1.65  R
Washington     4.67  D       Michigan       3.19  R       Arkansas       1.55  R
Maryland       4.57  D       Missouri       3.18  R       Georgia        1.38  R
West Virginia  4.31  R       Minnesota      2.98  D       Nevada         1.30  D
California     4.21  D       Ohio           2.92  R       Nebraska       1.05  R
Louisiana      4.19  R       North Dakota   2.81  R       Tennessee       .95  R
Maine          4.12  D       Utah           2.65  R
Total state debt = 1149 billion.
Data for 2014
Ownership
Newscorp    Fox, WSJ, National Geographic
Viacom      CBS, MTV, VH1, BET
Disney      ABC, ESPN, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm
AOL+TW      CNN, HBO, WB, TBS, TNT, the CW, Huffington Post
Comcast     NBC, MSNBC, Universal Pictures, Telemundo
Independent: New York Times, Breitbart.
Illegal immigrants

Numbers in millions. Data for 2006.

All states        11.56
California         2.93   D
Texas              1.64   R
Florida             .98   R
Illinois            .55   D
New York            .54   D
Arizona             .50   R
Georgia             .46   R
New Jersey          .43   D
North Carolina      .37   R
Washington          .28   D
Other states       2.95

Republican states  4.43
Democratic states  6.21

State population


Oil

Oil production and reserves in billions of barrels (Bb).

             Produce  Reserves
             Bb/year    Bb

Texas       R  1.2    10.5
N. Dakota   R   .40    5.7
Alaska      R   .18    2.9
California  D   .20    2.9
New Mexico  D   .12    1.2
Oklahoma    R   .12    1.0
Colorado    D   .10     .9
Wyoming     R   .08     .7
Utah        R   .04     .6
Louisiana   R   .07     .5

Red states     2.09   21.9
Blue states     .42    5.0
Data
Natural gas

Numbers in trillions of cubic feet.

          Produce  Reserves

Texas        26    85.3  R
Penn.        18    56.5  R
Oklahoma      9    30.7  R
W. Virginia   4.6  21.8  R
Wyoming       6    21.0  R
Colorado      5.9  18.3  D
Louisiana     6    16.3  R
N. Mexico     4.3  15.4  D
Ohio           -   12.9  R
Arkansas      3.7   8.3  R
N. Dakota      -    7.3  R
Alaska        1.2   4.6  R
Utah          -     3.7  R
Kansas        -     3.4  R
Virginia      -     2.5  D
Alabama       -     2.3  R
Michigan      -     1.4  R
California    -     1.9  D
Kentucky      -     1.5  R
Montana       -      .7  R
Mississippi   -      .5  R
New York      -      .1  D
Fed Pacific   -      .2  -
Fed Gulf      4     7.4  -

Red states        276
Blue states        37
Federal             7.6
Total             324
Data, Data, Data, Data
Coal

Units of millions of short tons

          Produce  Reserves

Wyoming     396   6682   R
Illinois     58   2435   D
W. Virginia 112   1667   R
Penn         61   1296   R
N. Dakota    29    974   R
Kentucky     77    837   R
Montana      45    817   R
Mississippi   4    694   R
Texas        44    633   R
Indiana      39    627   R
Colorado     24    298   D
Ohio         22    245   R
Alabama      16    228   R
Arizona       8    209   R
Virginia     15    195   D
N. Mexico    22    167   D
Utah         18    128   R
Louisiana     3     89   R
Alaska        2     51   R
Arkansas      0     25   R
Maryland      2     18   D
Oklahoma      1      8   R

Red states  877  15214
Blue states 121   3113
Total            18327
Data, Data
Mining
              B$/year

Coal           31.3
Crushed rock   13.8
Sand & gravel  15.5
Cement          9.8
Copper          7.6
Gold            7.6
Iron            3.8
Data
History


Patents
Twitter               Tweeting
Facebook              Photo tagging
Wright Brothers       The Wright Company and Curtiss Company formed a patent thicket
                         in 1917 for fixed-wing flight and gouged it.
Apple                 Liquid metal (amorphous metal)
Apple                 Magnetic connectors. They price gouge and bar others from using it
Apple                 Removed the audio jack, forcing users to use bluetooth.
                         Apple dominates the bluetooth headphone market. Article.
3D printing           Patent trolls gouged the price to $10000
Reebok                Collapsible shoe
Sewing machines       "Sewing Machines Corporation" formed in 1856 with patent monopoly
MgB2 superconductors  Doping with titanium is patented
Smartphones           Patent thicket dominated by Samsung and Apple
UFC                   Octagon-shaped arena. Use of the phrase "The octagon"
Transistor            Patent revoked in the interests of national development
Xerox                 Patent trust for photocopying technology
Video compression     MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 are patented
GIF                   Patented by Unisys. PNG format invented as an alternative
Walmart               Self-driving shopping cart
Medical care          The American Medical Association holds a legislative monopoly on medical care
Eye care              The optometrists hold a legislative monopoly on eye care
Smelting              "Hot blast" patented in 1828 by Nielson and gouged
Epipens               Mylan holds the patent on the auto-injector and gouges it
Elsevier              Online peer review.


3D printing

In 2009, 3D printers cost $10000 because of patent gouging, particularly the patent for the "fused deposition modeling printing process. Formlab sued by 3D systems and now collects a 8% royalty from them.


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