Most Useless States in the U.S.A.

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These are the states that we don't really care about. Which one would you not miss if it vanished?

The Top Ten

1 Mississippi Mississippi

Nothing to do, racism galore, bad school systems everywhere, poverty everywhere, no theme parks, NOTHING. There's no real reason to live here unless you're STUCK here.

When driving through this state my 3 year old looked out the window and asked my wife "Mom, when do we get back to America? "

I live here & I'm trying to get out of this redneck dungeon! We often see a naked kid by our business playing in the kiddie pool in their front lawn. There is a man who lives in his van at McDonald's. Every vehicle on the road is an old beat down Chevy or Ford. There are crazy people throwing rocks at people's cars, dancing with a boombox in the middle of the street, and running naked in the downtown areas. Where I live is one of the NICER areas in Mississippi! I am not joking about any of this. Mississippi sucks so bad it makes Iraq look like Disney World.

It sucks

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2 Wyoming Wyoming Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The state is the tenth largest by area, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States.

Wyoming is very interesting. The vast deserts and history. The first national park to ever be established in the world is there- Yellowstone National Park. Sound familiar? Come, people! We are the United States! We are one! We work together, hand in hand, state by state, and help each other. No state is pointless, they are all wonderful in there own way. Whomever made this list has lost their patriotism. - LostDream258

It looks like a nuclear bomb went off in this state, and judging by the quality of the truck stops (and the disgusting truckers attached to them) maybe that wouldn't be such a bad thing.

I keep forgetting that Wyoming is a state.

Alcoholic and hard drug hostiles love it. nw corner is all that matters.

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3 Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.

Yikes, mine is in the top 20! Actually, this is kind of a pointless list. Anyone who votes another state as "Useless" has obviously never been there. No, I haven't seen Nebraska, but remember, every state has a culture, a heritage, a people, a history. How can any state, then be useless?

By being boring and... Useless. It's all a matter of perspective really. I think Nebraska is boring as hell, and yet you don't. Who's right?

Actually, did you know that the Omaha Zoo is in Nebraska? And the Omaha Zoo is actually the largest zoo in the world? There is no such thing as a useless state... They all have a purpose for this country somewhere throughout history. Pioneers. War. Settlers. Native Americans. Your family even. No state is pointless- And anyone who believes so has forgotten what America is about. We are the United States! We stick together no matter what happens. We are there to help each other and stand up for what is right. We stand for freedom. And our states can represent those freedoms. It is time for America to rise out of the darkness and be the great country it once was- The United States of America. Be a true patriot! - LostDream258

I've had to visit Nebraska at least once a year, EVERY year, to visit some grandparents. Now, the grandparents are nice people, and there's nothing wrong with them, however, it's the state itself. I have found barely anything to do there, and even TripAdvisor does not list the most exciting things to do there. You may disagree with me, since each person has their own opinions. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to move there in a couple of months, and say "goodbye" to the wonderful state known as "Texas". Luckily, Omaha isn't too bad, but all in all, Nebraska is quite boring, and it's basically flooded with corn fields and farms galore. Fascinating.

OH I AGREE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY but for me it was more then once a year thank gravy I don't have to move there and hope I don't have to move there - travelingteen

Flat, humid (and hot), but also very cold, uninviting, conservative, and plain. There is nothing interesting about Nebraska.

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4 North Dakota North Dakota North Dakota is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889.

Jesus Christ I think this state is like those chinese cities that exist but no one lives in.

I mean we could easily sell this state off to Canada and even Canada wouldn't notice. They'd wonder why their annual budget is -$5.00 (CDN, of course)

Look on Google streetview at Bismarck. It's reminiscent of a small unincorporated live-in community you'd see within 30 miles of some major city elsewhere.

Flat, no trees, a few small towns, cold winters, hot summers. A lot more boring than Mississippi. The only reason people live here is because they are desperate to find a job.

"Flat, no trees" better check your research. Cold winters, hot summers? "Like every other place! " - lolingdog9000

North Dakota is one of the only reasons the us has any jobs at all, that's why we have no unemployment and have to bring in worthless people like you to work here

You could stick North Dakota between Alabama and mississppi, and it would'nt miss a beat. It's know as the hillbilly state of the north

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5 Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Its name is of Siouan derivation, denoting the Quapaw Indians.

This is where the toothbrush was invented. If it was invented anywhere else it would be called a teethbrush. - pishposh11

Living here and not wanting to. It amazes me how people inside of Arkansas literally have *no clue* as to the beauty of the world OUTSIDE of Arkansas. They talk about their tree-clad hills and obscured "viewpoints" (and these are basically elevated rest stops overlooking freeways - I kid you not) like it's the eleventh wonder of the natural world. Give me a break. It really is true that people love what they know - because if you dumped some hick from around here in the Colorado Rockies or showed them the Tetons up close they'd probably think they had died and gone to "heaven".

Oh - and the other thing? Dumbass-ness. This state has some of the most illiterate NORMAL PEOPLE I've ever seen. I don't count rednecks because all rednecks are dumb. Unfortunately, in Arkansas there is a baseline level of stupidity and ignorance for the English language that actually pervades EVERYWHERE and EVERYTHING. I mean, I'm talking mis-spelled roadsigns, mis-spelled notices, mis-spelled LED ...more

Look... It may be boring, and some what backwards, but it's home to some great people. We stand our ground, and stick together. The bible isn't the only book we reed, it's just the most important, at least to us. Yes entertainment is a joke here. There is VERY little to do, but you'll run into that in most states. We can't all be N.Y.C. or California. I've traveled to 48 states in the United States. I've been in 4 other countries. Make no mistakes about it, it was wonderful. There are days on end I wish I was somewhere else, but just where would you recommend. I mean seriously you have your home town, where ever that is. If you're satisfied and happy where you are that's great. We in Arkansas wish you the best. We may not be the most charismatic, politically correct, exciting state, but who is. As far as the cooking, it's great for the most part at least to us, but lol, you hit the nail on the head for some seriously fat people here. Look in retrospect it's not the best but where is?

Why

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6 Alabama Alabama Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

I'm still living here... OH GOD GET ME OUT! The kids here are stuck up and they seem like they haven't learned anything. I'm RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF BIBLE BELT. I believe in God and everything, but I don't go to church. My sister doesn't even believe in church, we both very much hate it here. Oh it's the second fattest state. Oh and every time Christmas comes, I am SO glad because we go to Ohio and Tennessee to visit our relatives. There isn't a beach, just an icky lake, and my whole family wants to get out of here, it's so boring. I just learned today that the south had a high rank of slaves back then, but the north didn't have about any slaves; The Underground Railroad. Look it up. Y'all and ain't are not really contractions rednecks. Please, SOMEONE GET ME OUT OF HERE! Oh and country music REALLY gives me a headache.

When I moved here from LA I thought things would be a lot better. Dead mistake. I hated LA for many reasons, mainly because of the extreme heat and dryness. It's definitely better here in AL when it comes to weather in my opinion, and the nature is beautiful, but that's it. This place is EXTREMELY boring. There's absolutely nothing to do. I'm a 34 year old free-spirited Brazilian girl, and all I see here is women having a bunch of kinds and spending their time doing housework. Segregation is nasty. I quit two jobs because of racism. And guess what, I'm white! Some black girls were really mean to me and, being someone who doesn't take it, that didn't work out. I think it's because so many white people hate black people here, so they just assumed I was the same?! Hello, I'm Brazilian, and we don't care about this skin color crap there! And there's the other side of the coin. I went to workout in a place where everybody was white AND rich, and those girls simply ...more

Ignorant rednecks, blistering heat, and not a decent view in site. I have lived in Alabama for 20 years, and can honestly say this place is my personal hell. The school system is a joke, improper grammar is the standard, and if you have an opinion that is even SLIGHTLY out of the box, you might as well be a terrorist. Alabama blows.

We aren't that useless. We helped invent the rocket.

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7 Kansas Kansas Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.

Drive through Kansas on I-70. That is all I need to say.

WHAT IS IN KANSAS... SERIOUSLY

I believe Brownbackistan has adopted a policy of do not expand medicaid and keep cutting benefits. If they want to live they will move. If they die from lack of medical care and starvation our numbers of low income people will drop. But lets go further than that. We will begin a pschyological warfare against those in low-income housing. If we can traumatize them enough they will leave state on a bus because we have destroyed not only their car but also the vehicles of everyone who tried to help them.

It is a very backward state. The population is fearful of new ideas and diversity. It's like stepping back in time.

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8 California California

Cali is not at all a useless state! I am 11 and I can name 5 things why not. #1 we have weather from warm tropical beaches in san diego to powder like snow in Alpine county. #2 We are home to 5 MLB teams, 2 NHL teams, 4 NBA teams and 3 MLS teams. #3 Green Day (one of my favorite. Bands ) came from California. #4 Ever wonder where most of your fruits and veggies are grown from the U. S? California! #5 we are the 3rd biggest state in the U.S. why may I ask why is a state good enough to have songs about it called useless? Its not!

Sports and beaches don't make a state a good state, your state is so liberal and disgusting, filled with feminists, snowflakes, etc. - cpastena

How is California useless? It is the most populated state, has San Francisco and Los Angeles, Hollywood, Disneyland, and Universal Studios, 5 MLB teams, 3 NFL teams, 4 NBA teams, and 2 NHL teams. We're famous for our hot babes, amazing beaches, and great weather.

No its not! I'm a 12 year old and I love my home! I love the beach there, the movie stars, the sports teams. How are we useless if we literally make almost ALL the films you guys watch. We also have some of the nicest beaches and we have a huge distribution to the space program! My grandpa and family members all work for nasa and are making awesome discoveries that will help all you other states! I love the lakers too and Kobe Bryant lives near me and I think that's the best thing ever! I don't think my home is useless and it shouldn't even be on this list!

Lame state, not worth a trip to see it.

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9 Montana Montana Montana is a state in the Western region of the United States. The state's name is derived from the Spanish word montaƱa.

I always joke about Wyoming being the most forgotten state, but then I was looking up something where Montana was mentioned. I paused for a second and said to myself, "Oh. That state exists. "
Now I know why I never got a perfect on that "remember all 50 states and their capitols" test I took in fifth grade...

The Great State of Nothing.

There are plenty of things to do in Montana you're just too stupid to realize it. if you don't like Montana stay the hell out of it

Stop disrespecting my home state this is the best state ever we have such beautiful mountains everywhere I now live in the nice state of north Dakota but my family often visit my grandparents on there farm also here in Helena we have every year ales for trails witch my church narrate does it's a beer festival that you pay to go to all the money goes to new trails in Helena it's great go check there site out posted by anyahbear

I've heard nothing interesting about montana, next. - bjinmaro64

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10 West Virginia West Virginia

I live here in West Virginia.. This has to be the most useless toxic wasteland anyone can live in.. I would rather live in Siberia at least there people have a sense of pride. Nothing here but trees as far as the eye can see.. Nothing to do.. So many overweight individuals living here that don't care about their health.. No jobs here poorest economy.. Cold frigid winters and horrid hot summers... Not to mention when you tell people you're from here they assume you're a hillbilly with no sense, no teeth and no interest in a civilized environment... THIS IS THE WORST STATE TO LIVE IN... It is a wasteland

West Virginia may seem like nothing important but every state has a story but West Virginia is actually nice:) it may be a little bit boring at times but at least you don't have to worry about people killing or kidnapping someone, everyone knows everyone, has anyone ever watched October Sky? It's a good movie

Stuck here for now, nothing to do, can't really do anything. Drug deals everywhere in plain sight yet no law enforcement, most people are rude with no concern for other people, lots of poverty, lots of waste, lots of chemicals, not many jobs. No amusement parks other than Camden which isn't much, and a ton of old buildings that are rotting away and no one will tear them down.

I went to West Virginia before and it was a big mistake. I could not find a single grocery store anywhere and at 9pm it was pitch black in the state with no lights on. And the only way the state earned there money was by taking 5 bucks from you every road you drive down. that's right lots and lots of polls. And no cars in sight at all when I was driving down the road. It was really weird that I didn't see any house lights on or cars in there driveways I was just wondering where everyone was? - 17musyznskin

My grandma and grandpa live there!

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The Contenders

11 Rhode Island Rhode Island Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

I live there and I love living there, it is a unique place. It is full of fun places and it is better then you think. This state should be taken off the top ten useless states because I love Rhode Island! And love living here

Rhode Island is way too small, it should be annexed by Connecticut and for the people that voted California, your very wrong, I don't live in Cali but I know it's vital in terms of agriculture and economics

Merge it with another state that has a large enough geographical area and population to be considered a state.
I'm from California and I don't like these tiny states having two senate seats.

Need to replace it with Connecticut. - Maddox121

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12 Oklahoma Oklahoma

If you're an adventurist, you WILL become bored very fast. Do not let a couple of narrow-minded jerks ruin your visit/stay. There is NOTHING to do in this place at all! It's very pointless coming here! I'm tired of the same old crappy, racist people living in Oklahoma! They are always harsh and judgemental on you!
- endsegregation

There's plenty of things to do in Oklahoma once you get off the internet. - BrideiMacBella

Oklahoma... The end result of a science experiment gone horribly wrong.

Seriously, what more can you say? Need proof to justify the US government dropping a nuclear weapon over Oklahoma? Read the comments on the local news sites... Or try to read them, the garbled mess of letters and out of place punctuation make it almost impossible.

Oklahoma rocks! I have it a a state for state research. Ever heard of Carrie Underwood? The country singer who won American idol? She was born in Oklahoma! So was Garth Brooks! I cried when I saw this state on the list!

Oklahoma sucks so bad

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13 Idaho Idaho Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States.

I've lived here my entire life and can tell you if you want to have a good time in Idaho you'd better have one good imagination or wifi. plus its full of fake people who want to be cowboys if you don't believe me go visit a high school in Idaho and then try and prove me wrong.

Look at the license plate, FAMOUS POTATOES. How is this state relevant?

I live here and trust me, there is nothing in Idaho but fake wannabe "cowboys" with their cowboy boots and hats.

Nothing but idiots, unfriendly, uneducated and unwilling to accept diversity of any form. These people will bully you, and your family all the while showing the world that the IQ of every person in the state added together still falls short of a 5 year old. Seriously this place should just be wiped off the map... it is useless.

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14 Iowa Iowa Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west.

I moved to Los Angeles at 21 and would never move back. Going back (to visit) is like going 5-10 years back in time. The people are simple-minded and live in a sad bubble; everyone complains about everything but no one does anything to solve their problems. Racism is minimal but that's because they don't deal with it often, so they remain naive (but not completely ignorant). People there will spends years there doing very little. The weather sucks so badly you'll quickly become obese from the sedentary lifestyle.

I got to agree the crime rate is way better compared to any other state, and the education is one of the best in the nation. One the other hand there is like no tourist attractions except for Adventureland and the state fair and both are only active during the summer. Then when they are closed for the other 3/4 of the year the funnest thing you can do is ride your bike around the dull '"corny" countryside. So boring.

I like how you guys say that it is super boring, well that is not the question. It ask what is the most useless state within the US. Not which is the most fun. Iowa has a great education, low crime rate, and is second when it comes to wind energy production. ALso we produce a lot of the food that you eat. So, when you ride your bike by a field maybe you should think twice.

I love how all these people are saying they hate Iowa just because they heard about the false stereotypes about Iowa. Before calling Iowans stupid, you guys might wanna come here for once and be able to tell fiction from reality. - JakePlaid

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15 Louisiana Louisiana

The Hell? Louisiana is one of America's most interesting states! Doesn't deserve to be on the list, much less in the top 10!

WHAT? Louisiana is not useless. We're the most interesting state with our gator swamps, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, the architecture, our music scene (we are the birthplace of jazz! ) the historic neighborhoods in NOLA, our food... I fail to understand how North Dakota is more 'useful' than LA.

Louisiana is not irrelevant at all, it has rich history that French, African, Haitian, and Spanish people can relate to. Its religious (nothing wrong with that in my opinion) Jazz, Rap, and Bounce Music is nothing new here. Also if you live in the hood of New Orleans there's never a dull moment. A lot of states are boring and irrelevant and Louisiana is not one.

There marti grae it's so so so fun there not boring

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16 New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey is a state in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware.

I was born and raised in New Jersey. I have since relocated to Texas for work. To be honest, NJ isn't a terrible place. But the fact that it's filled with the most rude, arrogant, self centered people I've ever met ruins it for me. Everyone is so cocky too, acting like NJ is better than everywhere else. Why? Why is it so much better than everywhere else? You guys are worse than Texans (which I can understand, I do like it here in Texas). Property taxes are through the roof, the traffic is a nightmare, Chris Christie has pretty much ransacked the place, you have to pay to use the beach, Atlantic City is a hole in the ground... Heck, you guys are too lazy to even pump your own gas. It's so much better just to do it yourself. God dangit.

Don't get me wrong, NJ is a decent place, I just don't think it's as great as everyone claims it is. Get off your high horses, people.

A law in Jersey doesn't allow people to pump their own gas - only station attendants pump gas. The state animal is the HORSE. The Jersey Shore is beautiful, summer and winter (live there a few years instead of going there on weekends - big difference). Parts of Jersey are beautiful, parts are not. Jersey milk is some of best in the US - California and New Mexico are the others. Drinking water in Jersey is top quality - and safe. NO state today is as good as it was 30 years ago, not even the US. Bayonne has Muslims now. Jersey City is a sanctuary city. Spend a little time in Wisconsin as I am doing and you will WISH you were back in Jersey! NOTHING here is any good. No vehicle inspection, rusty/broken cars all over the place, DUIs are a sport, everyone smokes, everyone's fat, bad roads, BAD water, bad land, UNFRIENDLY humorless, uneducated people, poor schools, corrupt police departments, filth, poverty, female doctors and female vets, socialized medicine, and so on. Compared to ...more

NEW JERSEY IS AWESOME! I lived here my whole life and there was never even 1 single thing wrong about it! It shouldn't be here! Although, every state has a bad thing about it. Like Minnesota has really bad water, New York is so busy that there houses are small and that they have many criminals and homeless people, California also has many homeless people, and Texas is too hot! Though, every single state has a very special thing in it! I am AGAINST this whole topic!

The state as a whole has pretty much become a massive suburb of New York and Philadelphia. Nothing special or unique in this state, really.

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17 Alaska Alaska Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.

I voted on this because you all need to learn a thing or two about my state. First of all, Alaska is our largest manufacturer of oil. It is a military state meaning it will be the first to counter an attack against Russia or Japan. It has North America's largest mountain and the largest national wildlife preserve in the world. Alaska has more important minerals than even we know and holds more than 200 ancient Indian languages and cultures. Alaska is also the righest state, with more than 52 billion dollars in oil money in our state bank. So think twice before you vote for Alaska because it doesn't have Hollywood or because it isn't the biggest state. Who gives a crap about Hollywood and for your information, Alaska is over twice the size of Texas, and almost half the size of the lower 48. - SeanTracy

I live in Alaska, but it is'nt that great, sorry. I mean you can drive for hundreds of miles and not even get to a town! You see nothing but trees ( some people like this but I find it boring) and worst of all you can't even get to another state without going through Canada. ( no offense Canadians) so basically you are stuck in a land with a 8 month long winter, with no history ( or very little) in a forest bigger than Texas ( though this does depend upon where you are in Alaska) 'rant over"

You guys look at the negatives... Alaska is beautiful, hardly discovered, but beautiful

You can't drive there from the lower 48. everything has to arrive by ship or plane. Dark for 6 months and cold as all crap. Need I say more?

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18 Missouri Missouri Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States. It is the 21st most extensive, and the 18th most populous of the fifty states.

A backward place with horrible weather. I grew up there and it was bad then; after visiting last year it seems to have gotten worse, more conservative and knuckle dragging. St. Louis and Kansas City are two of the worst cities in the country, segregated; the blacks are as bad as the whites with the racism, a horrible state.

Most politically correct state in the Union. Also the blacks are freakishly pathetic there as well. Matter a fact, I work there while living in Arkansas. Missouri is definitely funner to be in than Arkansas, but unlike Arkansas - what have they introduced to the country that is useful to the country besides almost average beer? Nothing is the answer... Budweiser is it and it tastes like cat piss. Missouri is useless...

Live here time to move

It's name even tells you that it is misery. Anyway my uncle lives in KC on the state line but in Kansas. Says that he's glad he's not in that ass of a state

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19 Nevada Nevada Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.

Honestly Nevada is built off of entertainment and when the budget cuts come Nevada is screwed I really love you Nevada you're awesome but that's kinda the truth
And screw you people who think North Dakota and Minnesota are useless I'm one of the few and proud to live in and and we are full of resources and products that ARE useful!

Nevada is crap only reason why people go there and to live there is cause of Las Vegas all people do is gamble and drink and have so many hookers there screws up our economy

Where people go to become broke if they have a gambling problem, or shoot themselves if they get their lifetime buffet pass taken away from them.

Nevada is a GRAET plase.

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20 Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959. Hawaii is the only U.S.

Why is Hawaii on the list? It's GREAT. Good food, lovely beaches, amazing sunsets, and amazing people. There's also pieces of history here and there because of World War 2. Overall, the cities have a wonderful mix of city and countryside. And before you call it useless, wouldn't 49 states not make sense? 50 sounds better. Don't forget they produced Obama.

The resources it provides are useless now, since everywhere there is cities. Hawaii isn't so much industrialized its more for tourism nowadays.

Way to tiny for me to live in, nice place to visit, but not the best place to live. Hawaii is too far from other countries, its expensive to travel by plane. If your broke in Hawaii, your stuck here.

Aulani! Beaches! Topless Dancers! No Billboards!

Come on Obama. - Maddox121

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