Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $49,432
56%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 56%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: numbers

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 2016 Guns by the Numbers

    03/13/2017 7:40:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Chart done by David Scott Total private guns in the United States,  404 million Gun Watch Total private guns added during President Obama's two terms, 96 million Gun Watch Murder rate in the U.S. (latest from 2015)  4.9 per 100,000  FBI Murder rate in the U.S.  1993  9.5 per 100,000  FBI Murder rate in Brazil (latest) 24.6 per 100,000  Wikipedia Murder rate in Mexico  2013 15.7 per 100,000  Wikipedia Number of people with Concealed Carry permits in the United States: 14.5 million  CrimeResearch.org study Number of States where no permit is required to carry concealed or openly:  12 No...
  • TSA 'choke points' kept Trump supporters off the Mall (Only 12 TSA checkpoints admitting people)

    01/24/2017 6:33:51 AM PST · by xzins · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 24 Jan 17 | Ann Kane
    Not only did anti-Trump professional protesters disrupt and block inaugural attendees, but security checkpoints also kept untold numbers of Trump supporters from getting through to the National Mall to witness the president take the oath of office. An online search for information about the security checkpoints revealed the following: Six hundred fifty thousand general admission attendees were expected with 12 TSA checkpoints along the parade route and the mall. Two hundred fifty thousand who had tickets were processed through separate checkpoints. The TSA said they could screen 1,500 people per hour. So it would take 36 hours to process 18,000...
  • 2016 Record Year for NICS Background Checks (27,538,673) and Firearm Sales

    01/10/2017 5:23:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 5 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Chart done by David Scott2016 has become the year with the most gun sales ever. The 2016 NICS checks have surpassed those for 2015, the previous record holder. In December, 2016 there were 2,771,159 National Instant Checks done.  In 2015, the number done in December was 3,314,594. December 2016, after the election of Donald Trump, slumped to only the third highest number of NICS checks in a month, the second highest being December, 2012, at the height of the Obama push for more infringements on the Second Amendment. There were 2,783,765 NICS done that month. December, 2016 was...
  • ‘Missing’ White Voters Could Elect Trump. But First They Need To Register.

    09/29/2016 10:33:19 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    FiveThirtyEight.com ^ | SEP 29, 2016 AT 11:21 AM | David Wasserman
    In 2012, President Obama won re-election by almost 5 million votes, but about 47 million eligible white voters without a college degree — including 24 million men — didn’t bother to vote. In 2016, these nonvoters are part of the demographic that is most strongly in favor of Donald Trump. If Trump rouses even a fraction of these notoriously disaffected Americans — like this grease-smudged, 61-year-old first-time voter in western Pennsylvania — he could surge to victory. There’s just one catch: If we’re on the cusp of a blue-collar Great Awakening, it’s not yet showing up in the registration data....
  • Bikers in Washington honour US war veterans

    05/29/2016 4:38:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 May, 2016 | Jon Sopel
    Hundreds of thousands of bikers have descended on Washington DC to commemorate America's war dead and veterans, at an annual event known as Rolling Thunder.
  • Companies haven’t fudged their numbers this much since the financial crisis

    03/21/2016 8:50:20 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 13 replies
    Yahoo Finance.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Sam Ro
    Almost all of the companies in the S&P 500 (^GSPC) have announced their quarterly earnings, and now Wall Street’s number crunchers are finalizing their conclusions as to what actually happened during the last three months of 2015. Unfortunately, it’s become an increasingly challenging task to understand the true financial performance of the big publicly traded companies because of the widening of something called the “GAAP gap.” Don’t worry: this topic isn’t as scary a concept as it sounds. In a nutshell, there’s a standard known as generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, which encourages some uniformity in how companies will...
  • Mathematicians Discover Prime Conspiracy

    03/14/2016 5:28:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 13 Mar, 2016 | Erica Klarreich
    A previously unnoticed property of prime numbers seems to violate a longstanding assumption about how they behave. o mathematicians have uncovered a simple, previously unnoticed property of prime numbers — those numbers that are divisible only by 1 and themselves. Prime numbers, it seems, have decided preferences about the final digits of the primes that immediately follow them. Among the first billion prime numbers, for instance, a prime ending in 9 is almost 65 percent more likely to be followed by a prime ending in 1 than another prime ending in 9. In a paper posted online today, Kannan Soundararajan...
  • The 22 million digit number and the amazing maths behind primes

    02/23/2016 3:09:27 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 45 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 1/21/16 | Steve Humble
    The 22 million digit number and the amazing maths behind primes January 21, 2016 by Steve Humble, The Conversation Primes: here be magic. Credit: Shutterstock It is a quite extraordinary figure. Dr Curtis Cooper from the University of Central Missouri has found the largest-known prime number - written (274207281)-1. It is around 22m digits long and, if printed in full, would take you days to read. Its discovery comes thanks to a collaborative project of volunteers who use freely available software called GIMPS (Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search) to search for primes. A number which can only be divided by...
  • The number that fascinates physicists above all others

    02/20/2016 2:09:29 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 67 replies
    Cosmos Magazine ^ | Paul Davies
    "God is a pure mathematician!" declared British astronomer Sir James Jeans. The physical Universe does seem to be organised around elegant mathematical relationships. And one number above all others has exercised an enduring fascination for physicists: 137.03599913. Let me explain. When scientists measure any quantity they must specify the units being used. The speed of light, for example, is either 186,000 or 300,000 depending on whether it is expressed as miles per second or kilometres per second. Likewise your weight might be 150 or 68 according to whether you are measuring in pounds or kilograms. Without knowing the units being...
  • What jobs? BLS says 665,000 job LOSSES

    02/05/2016 9:41:02 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/05/16 | Paul Bedard
    New Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that there were 665,000 jobs lost in January, a blunt finding that confuses the heralded report that 151,000 jobs were created in January in non-farm payrolls. But who got them? The very same BLS finds that jobs to "native born" and immigrant workers dropped. Ditto for men and women. It is possible that many employees took on a second job, according to analysts. But a difference of 816,000 is too big, one said. Same for the differences in the two surveys the BLS uses to gauge jobs, household data from the Current Population Survey,...
  • No Powerball Jackpot Winner, Pot to Grow to $1.3 Billion [01/09/16]

    01/09/2016 10:59:20 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 89 replies
    NBC4 LA ^ | 01/09/2016 | NBC4 LA
    There was no jackpot winner of Saturday's biggest-ever $900 million Powerball drawing, and the jackpot for Wednesday's drawing will grow to an estimated $1.3 billion, officials said, NBC News reported.
  • As Hillary’s Numbers Dip, Benghazi Rises As an Issue

    06/04/2015 12:48:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    The Fiscal Times on Yahooie!! ^ | 6/3/15 | Eric Pianin
    There was a ton of bad news for Hillary Clinton in two new polls that put the former Secretary of State’s favorability deeper into negative territory amid harsh voter assessments of her personality – particularly her trustworthiness. When asked by CNN/ORC if Clinton was honest and trustworthy, only 42 percent of respondents said yes while 57 percent said no. That was down from 50/49 percent in March and 56/43 percent in March 2014. Clinton’s favorability ratings are also the lowest in a Washington Post-ABC News poll since April 2008 when she first sought the Democratic presidential nomination. Today, just 41...
  • In Mysterious Pattern, Math and Nature Converge

    02/27/2015 11:49:40 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 2/5/15 | Natalie Wolchover
    In Mysterious Pattern, Math and Nature Converge Marco de LeijaIn Cuernavaca, Mexico, a “spy” network makes the decentralized bus system more efficient. As a consequence, the departure times of buses exhibit a ubiquitous pattern known as “universality.”  By: Natalie WolchoverFebruary 5, 2013 Comments (1) print In 1999, while sitting at a bus stop in Cuernavaca, Mexico, a Czech physicist named Petr Šeba noticed young men handing slips of paper to the bus drivers in exchange for cash. It wasn’t organized crime, he learned, but another shadow trade: Each driver paid a “spy” to record when the bus ahead of his...
  • Junk Food more Deadly than War, Famine, Genocide Researchers reveal disturbing numbers

    02/16/2015 6:51:47 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 111 replies
    Natural Society ^ | 2/16/15 | Christina Sarich
    A new study from the School of Medical Sciences at Australia’s University of New South Wales points to profound brain changes that junk food causes, making a junk food habit “more deadly than war, famine, and genocide”. “We observed that rats fed a cafeteria diet for 2 weeks showed impaired sensory-specific satiety following consumption of a high calorie solution. The deficit in expression of sensory-specific satiety was also present 1 week following the withdrawal of cafeteria foods. Thus, exposure to obesogenic diets may impact upon neurocircuitry involved in motivated control of behavior.” "the consumption of junk food overrides this natural...
  • Poverty Shoots Up in Venezuela

    06/05/2014 11:37:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | June 4, 2014 | Juan Nagel
    When the Venezuelan government defends itself from its critics, it usually points to declining poverty rates as proof of its success. For a while, this worked; poverty figures indeed improved during a portion of the chavista years. But the days when poverty was a winning issue for chavismo are over. Official statistics now show that poverty is rising rapidly. Venezuela's official statistics office (INE) mostly spends its time producing reports charged with political language -- but it still manages to report actual data once in a while. A few weeks ago, the statisticians published proof that one in three Venezuelans...
  • Running The Ebola Numbers Based On What We Have Been Told

    10/03/2014 6:55:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    10/03/14
    A projection for the Ebola outbreak way back when it first started in Africa... Aug, 2016 - Infected: 6,816,734,096 Dead: 4,090,040,457 and Now here are the numbers for the USA starting with the guy confirmed in Texas.. Apr, 2016 - Infected: 199,281,489 Dead: 139,497,042 ROI: 2.6
  • Obama's summer vacation by the numbers (PhotoOpObama's 2-week marvelous adventures)

    08/24/2014 9:07:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/14 | Associated Press
    After two weeks away from the White House, President Barack Obama's vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, ends late Sunday. A look, by the numbers, at how Obama spent the time while juggling his responsibilities as president, including monitoring the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri: — 14: days, all or part, spent on the island — 9: golf outings — 2: golf courses played — 1: beach outing, with Michelle Obama and daughter Malia — 1: bike ride, with Mrs. Obama and Malia — 1: fundraiser headlined, for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ---snip---
  • Police Make 120 Arrests at #Ferguson Riots – Only 4 From City of Ferguson (Video)

    08/20/2014 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    Police released these mugshots of looters and rioters last week.Terry Brewer is from Dallas, Texas. Top row: Robert Stephenson, Beonca McRath and Michael Davis. Second row: Stephon Thompson, Steven Martin and Trey Brewer. Third row: Demarco Harris, Nikko Fiertag and Andrew Henry (Post-Dispatch) Jessica Lussenhop @Lussenpop Follow Arrests in #Ferguson last night: Washington DC (1) Illinois (4) Maryland (1) California (1) Virginia (1) New York (4) Alabama (1) Texas (1) 6:04 PM - 19 Aug 2014
  • Obama to meet Central America leaders, migrant numbers fall: officials

    07/18/2014 5:16:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/18/14 | Jeff Mason - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador next week to discuss cooperation on the influx of child migrants from Central America into the United States, senior administration officials said on Friday. The meeting comes as the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the Rio Grande Valley in Texas has begun to drop off, the officials said, seeking a victory in a crisis that has largely consumed the White House and the Obama administration in recent weeks. In June roughly 2,000 children were crossing the border on a weekly...
  • Obama Talks Up Rosy Jobs Numbers and ‘Economic Patriotism’

    07/03/2014 1:20:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/3/14 | Jon Garcia
    President Obama made an unscheduled trip to a D.C.-based tech start-up to cheer about the rosy jobs numbers released this morning and promote his economic strategy. “We have made enormous strides, thanks to the incredible hard work of the American people and American businesses that have been out there competing, getting smarter, getting more effective. And it’s making a difference all across the country,” Obama told workers at “1776,” which the White House describes as a “global hub” to help start-up companies. The government reported today that 288,000 jobs were created last month and that the unemployment rate dropped to...