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Published: Monday, Jan. 27 2014 5:40 p.m. MST

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Utes Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

@Shazandra

"Good work, Utah. Stay focused and ignore the progressives: They only bring entropy in every form.

Now work on your suicide rates and you may become all that Brigham foresaw."
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Agree with your comment on ignoring the "progressive" trends. Utah needs to stick to what is best for people when lives are at stake. A bit of inconvenience with alcohol is well worth it.

As far as suicide is concerned, Utah's higher than average suicide rate has to do with the higher altitude. The University of Utah Brain Institute has shown a correlation with suicide and higher altitudes. This is why the Rocky Mountain states have much higher suicide rates than elsewhere in the USA. However, Utah is consistently near the bottom of the Rocky Mountain states with suicide. So, it seems that Utah is doing something right with the suicide problems. But, still work remains to be done, of course. But it is difficult to counter the higher altitude, right?

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