I Live Here and I Would Not Have Guessed

I heard on the radio today that Indi­ana is the third high­est gam­ing des­ti­na­tion in the coun­try tak­ing the place of Mis­sis­sip­pi. Neva­da is num­ber one and New Jer­sey is num­ber two. No sur­prise there. But Indi­ana is num­ber three!?!?!? I con­sid­er this a dubi­ous dis­tinc­tion at best.

I also learned recent­ly that Indi­ana leaped into the upper ech­e­lon of wind pow­er states. I believe that Indi­ana installed 900 some­thing MW of wind pow­er in 2009 and now has a total installed wind pow­er of 1036 MW. This puts Indi­ana at num­ber twelve of the fifty states in installed wind pow­er. Only Texas installed more wind pow­er in 2009 (Indi­ana was not a close second).

Indi­ana has the wind, the man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ties, and the grid.

That’s bet­ter than gaming!

3 thoughts on “I Live Here and I Would Not Have Guessed”

  1. Indi­ana has the wind”

    Yeah, but I thought it was a bit much when they man­dat­ed beans in every meal, just to achieve that.

    I mean, they could sim­ply have hired a cou­ple more polititians…

  2. No, no!!!

    We don’t need any­more politi­cians, thank-you very much.

    Beans are good for you (although every meal might be over­do­ing it.…)

  3. I think it is more than trou­bling that gam­bling con­tin­ues to be a major source of rev­enue. How does one go about research­ing where the casi­no mon­ey for state and local munic­i­pal­i­ties goes? If we must have rev­enue built on the backs of the those who have lit­tle, then we need to be sure the mon­ey is actu­al­ly going to improve their pub­lic lives, and not into the pock­ets of politicians.
    Rich, can you find for me a site that would show where the Ham­mond casi­no mon­ey goes after it reach­es the councilmen?

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