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  • 100 years of U.S. presidential elections: A table of how each state voted

    10/23/2015 9:03:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 14 replies
    Net ^ | 10/23/2015 | Net
  • BUSTED: Paul Krugman removed 20 yrs of data from chart to show correlation that wasn't really there

    05/21/2015 8:30:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/21/2015 | CULLEN ROCHE, PRAGMATIC CAPITALISM
    Someone sent me an email Wednesday evening with some details on the Paul Krugman response to James Montier, which I discussed here. I had previously stated that the Krugman response was lacking meat. But it's actually worse than that. It's actually highly misleading and appears intentionally so. In the post, Dr. Krugman tries to show how much interest rates matter by comparing the Fed Funds Rate with Housing Starts. He shows a chart and declares that there appears to be a strong correlation. Except, as this emailer notes, he appears to have shifted the chart to make it appear as...
  • The Nickel Supply Squeeze Is Just Getting Started

    05/28/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    TMO ^ | 5-28-2014 | Investment U
    May 28, 2014 - 06:02 PMInvestment_U Back in January, I wrote a column explaining the supply-demand squeeze in nickel. One way I suggested to play the nickel squeeze, the iPath Dow Jones-AIG Nickel Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSE: JJN), is up 38% from my recommendation. Did you buy that fund? Well, if you didn't, there's no need to kick yourself. The nickel run isn't over. In fact, if anything, the supply/demand squeeze powering nickel's surge is likely to get stronger. The biggest user of nickel is China. Nickel is used to make stainless steel, and China makes a lot of...
  • This Simple Graph Compares Reagan’s and Obama’s ‘Recoveries’

    05/07/2014 5:31:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Michael Hausam
    How often have you heard a Democrat prattle on and on about how well Barack Obama has done with the economy, given the mess he inherited? Usually, it’s some version of, “Things are getting better, but the economy the President started with was so awful, so he’s done as well as anyone could expect.” When Ronald Reagan took over from Jimmy Carter in ’81, things were actually worse economically compared to when Obama took over from George W. Bush in ’08. Consider these three important comparisons of economic indicators, then and now: - Unemployment was at 10.8% versus 7.7% -...
  • Here's How Much Money Someone Has To Make To Be In The 1%

    05/04/2014 5:26:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/04/2014 | KRISSY CLARK, MARKETPLACE.ORG
    The "1 percent" and the "99 percent" have become household phrases in the last few years. But in the course of moving discussions of income distribution percentiles beyond economic text books and in to the popular discourse of sound bites and protest signs, the nuances can get lost. Which brings us to some interesting new research about the 1 percent, discussed in a recent book called “Chasing the American Dream.” Back when the Occupy Wall Street movement was fond of chanting “We are the 99 percent” the book’s co-author, Mark Rank, got curious about some of the assumptions buried in...
  • Treasury's Lew warns that U.S. default could happen quickly

    02/03/2014 6:54:09 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration warned on Monday it could start defaulting on the government's obligations "very soon" after hitting a limit on the national debt later this month. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the federal government should hit the ceiling by the end of February unless Washington raises the nation's limit on public borrowing. The federal government would then burn through its remaining cash more quickly that it would at other times of the year because the Treasury will be issuing tax refund checks, Lew said. "Without borrowing authority, at some point very soon, it would not be...
  • Obamacare's Failure In One Chart

    10/18/2013 8:14:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 10/18/13 | Tyler Durden
    Confirming our fears from a few days ago, the early numbers are in for Obamacare... and they are not good. Of course, listening to "bloggers" an be bad for your health, but it seems, very few of the million of "uninsured" have decided that it is as crucial as the "leader" has exclaimed. As Millard Brown Digital reports, fewer than 1% of those trying to register for health insurance under Obamacare have completed the enrollment process. The following inverted pyramid highlights the dismal reality of the Affordable Car Act so far...   
  • Incredibly Convoluted Chart Shows Just What A Mess The Middle East Really Is

    08/28/2013 6:49:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/28/2013 | MICHAEL KELLEY
     The Big Pharaoh, the preeminent Egyptian blogger, tweeted a chart that attempts to map the relations between different groups in the Middle East.As you can see, it is a convoluted mess. The red lines show who hates whom, the blue lines show who supports whom, and the green lines show who has no clue about a group. @TheBigPharoahThere are a few issues with the chart, some of which were pointed out by readers of the Washington Post. Israel may technically be at war with Syria but "does not feel it can trust the Sunni-dominated rebel forces any more than it can...
  • The One Chart That Shows Just How Stuck Our Economy Is

    06/13/2013 7:26:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/13/2013 | Matt Berman
    The U.S. jobs picture is bleaker than the most recent jobs reports may make you think. The economy added 175,000 jobs last month, but at the rate things are going, it would take almost a decade to get back to prerecession employment levels. A Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey report released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics digs in on the bad news: The number of job openings in the U.S. actually fell by 118,000 in April to 3.8 million.How bad can 3.8 million job openings be? The Economic Policy Institute looks at the number and sees that "the...
  • Asking Yourself a Question: More 'Conservative'... or 'Libertarian'?

    03/19/2013 8:30:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 215 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Even though I agreed with much of what Ron Paul had to say, all I could ever think is 'this isn't my guy' for president -too odd a demeanor/un-electable- not to mention foreign policy positions that were appalling to a peace-through-strength Republican like myself, particularly statements made re. Iran and Israel. But lo-and-behold, now we have fervent offspring Rand Paul who -while libertarian in his views- apparently saw wisdom in distancing himself from his father's take re. the volatile Muddled East.. and that's when I started listening to him. Maybe I've changed in my hawkishness too- I'd rather have not been involved...
  • CDC Chart: The dangers of Gay Sex even with a condom

    02/06/2013 9:22:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Chart to the left from the Center for Disease Control proves anal sex is disgusting in more ways than one with or without a condom. These stats reveal that those who are against anal sex may have a legitimate phobia for their children in schools and society in general if homosexuality is normalized via same sex marriage and it is not homophobia. In the name of civil rights for maybe the first time sexual lifestyles are trying to make it in. And a very unhealthy one at that. Maybe there is a good reason why we should stick with nature...
  • Bluff means never having to say you're sorry

    07/26/2012 6:44:54 PM PDT · by passionfruit · 16 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | 7/26/2012 | Mark Steyn
    Since Dr Michael Mann announced his intention to sue over my Corner post, I've had a few queries on this and that aspect of the case: 1) Several readers have asked if there's a legal defense fund to which they can contribute. No, but, if you want to help out, you could always send a few bucks National Review's way. Since Dr Mann's lawyer, John "I don't bluff" Williams, has assured us he doesn't bluff, it seems prudent to budget for a full-length trial.You can donate to NR here. Or better yet, subscribe to the magazine, and enjoy a fortnightly...
  • Chart of America's Welfare State

    05/07/2012 12:11:27 PM PDT · by Mich1193 · 11 replies
    Liberty.com ^ | 05/07/2012 | Liberty.com
    There was a little mentioned tangent to last Friday's very disappointing NFP print of +115,000 (driven by a surge in temp jobs offsetting a collapse in full time positions): as David Rosenberg notes, the jobs number was about half of another far more important number - that of Americans applying for disability , which in April was +225,000. He continues: "this is the new stealth stimulus program - so far in 2011, nearly one million Americans have applied for disability and year-to-date, 333k have actually enrolled (covering 539k family members). In total, more than five million people have been added...
  • ALL Any American Needs to Know About the Astonishing Obama Debt Crisis... in Pictures

    04/21/2012 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 21, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Your credit card's been stolen- and the punk that  did it has been running hog-wild ever since Every American voter needs to see this stuff...  please help to drill reality into some of the thicker skulls within your own personal sphere from now until the election.  Just look at the charts, what's to debate unless you're talking to some hard-core, incurable Cloward-Pivenist?  We're doomed if we don't 86 this guy... period More at Reaganite Republican... RightChange  SodaHead   PoliticoMafioso   FinanceWand   Oddhammer.com One Conservative Voice   TownHall   DittoRush   The Roanoke Slant    TerrellAfterMath   Cartoon-a-Day   Two Minute Conservative   BabylonToday
  • Importing My humorous Race Skits ... SNL; Movie: Domino; The Colbert Report...

    05/06/2011 10:08:58 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 1 replies
    Religio-Political Tal (RPT) ^ | 5-6-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    A friend and I watched the latest Republican debate [yesterday], and he said that if Herman Cain were elected President that he would be our first black President. This started a conversation on FaceBook which led to me compiling some prior humorous videos before Obama was elected. Very Funny!
  • Union pay chart of the day

    04/11/2011 9:14:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 4/11/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Pictures are worth a thousand words. This one, via Jason Hart at thathero, is a priceless rejoinder to the class-warfare demagoguery of the public employee unions: As Jason explains: “Consider the average OEA employee’s pay, stacked up against the averages for Ohio private industry workers, government employees, and teachers…The data (aggregated here in a single Excel workbook) from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ohio Department of Education, and US Department of Labor paint a picture that belies the union’s class warfare routine. But hey, let’s play their game: while the OEA continues lobbying for higher taxes, think about where...
  • HISTORY OF CRUDE OIL PRICES

    04/07/2011 9:07:29 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 5 replies
    Year, Month, Monthly Average, and Yearly Average
  • The One Chart You Need to See...(Entitlement Programs)

    03/05/2011 6:41:53 AM PST · by Son House · 81 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | March 1, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We're gonna have to put this chart up at RushLimbaugh.com. It's from Business Insider, Henry Blodget. "Here's The Only Chart You Need To See To Understand Why The US Is Screwed." You've seen the chart, Snerdley? This all from Saturday. "We're still working our way through Kleiner Perkins' partner Mary Meeker's excellent analysis of the financial condition of the United States. We'll be breaking out some key sections in the next few days. In the meantime, here's the one chart you need to see to understand why the US is screwed. This is the 'income statement' of the United...
  • CHART OF THE DAY: Where Every Major Country Is In The Global Debt Cycle

    09/24/2010 1:36:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/24/2010 | Gregory White
    Societe Generale has mapped out the world by each country's place in the global debt cycle. The cycle starts with countries paying down debt, followed by growth with little debt, then a rapid increase in leverage, closing with the bubble bursting. Every major developed country fits on a part of the chart. Right now, the U.S. is starting over, paying down debt and a long way from the growth portions of the cycle. At the opposite end of the spectrum are Brazil and China, ramping up growth and increasing debt.
  • Republicans release more complex Obamacare chart

    07/28/2010 8:25:56 PM PDT · by paltz · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times - Watercooler ^ | 7/28/10 | Kerry Picket
    If you thought the original (ABOVE) Democrat health plan chart Republicans used to criticize the health care reform bill during the debates this year resembled a dystopian bureaucratic mess, check out the new chart (BELOW) the Joint Economic Committee minority just released on Wednesday.