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7 Deadly Sins Map — How Does Your State Stack Up?

Geographers from Kansas State plotted the 7 deadly sins on a map of the U.S. The darker your county is, the more "sinful" it is. The methodology used to calculate each sin is stated below the map.


1. Greed was calculated by comparing average incomes with the total number of inhabitants living beneath the poverty line.


2. Envy was calculated using the total number of thefts — robbery, burglary, larceny and stolen cars.


3. Wrath was calculated by comparing the total number of violent crimes — murder, assault and rape — reported to the FBI per capita.


4. Lust was calculated by compiling the number of sexually transmitted diseases — HIV, AIDS, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea — reported per capita.


5. Gluttony was calculated by counting the number of fast food restaurants per capita.


6. Sloth was calculated by comparing expenditures on arts, entertainment and recreation with the rate of employment.


7. Pride is the aggregate of all data from the six other sins, averaged into an overview of all evil.


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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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