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  • Why the truth doesn't matter (to the Candidates)

    08/20/2014 4:37:02 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 2 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 10/29/2012 | Todd Phillips
    After the first presidential debate, Factcheck.org reported, "We found exaggerations and false claims flying thick and fast during the first debate between President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney... Romney sometimes came off as a serial exaggerator." The Washington Post found that "Both President Obama and former governor Mitt Romney tossed out a blizzard of statistics and facts, often of dubious origin." In the second presidential debate, the candidates were again found to be less than truthful. (SNIP) It wasn't just in the debates that the truth was ignored. The New York Times reported that when Mitt Romney and...
  • Loss of mid-wage jobs hampers state's growth

    08/08/2014 9:11:14 AM PDT · by Pelham · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 8, 2014 | Tiffany Hsu
    On the surface, California's job market is booming. The state has now recovered all the jobs lost during the recession, and done so at a faster pace than all but five states. The growth, though, belies a troubling imbalance. The fastest job creation has come in low-wage sectors, in which pay has declined. At the high end of the salary scale, a different dynamic has taken hold: rising pay and improving employment after rounds of consolidation. Most distressing, middle-wage workers are losing out on both counts. "People talk about it like an hourglass," said Tracey Grose, vice president of the...
  • What "Progressives" don't want to know.

    07/25/2014 7:02:31 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 11 replies
    30 Worst Atrocities of the 20th Century ^ | 1998 - 2004 | Matthew White
    I was checking out WW2 stats, and came across research on the 30 greatest atrocities of the 20th century. An estimated 55 million died in WW2. In addition, 20 million died under Stalin, 40 million under Mao Zedong, 1.65 million under the Cambodian Khmer Rouge, and 400,000 under North Korea. The combined 62 million total tops WW2 by 7 million. The kicker is that, with the current U.S. population approaching 320 million, that figure of 62 million, if applied to the United States, would mean that 1/5, that is, 20% of us, would have perished!
  • Cannabis really can trigger paranoia

    07/16/2014 4:44:01 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 83 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Wednesday 16 July 2014 | Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman
    *The largest ever study of the effects of the main psychoactive component of cannabis suggests that it can cause paranoia in vulnerable individuals* To discover whether cannabis really does cause paranoia in vulnerable individuals, we carried out the largest ever study of the effects of THC (∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the drug’s principal psychoactive ingredient). We recruited 121 volunteers, all of whom had taken cannabis at least once before, and all of whom reported having experienced paranoid thoughts in the previous month (which is typical of half the population). None had been diagnosed with a mental illness. The volunteers were randomly chosen to...
  • Gallup Values and Beliefs survey 2014 and Trends: Percent approve as morally acceptable

    06/19/2014 6:59:37 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 8 replies
    Gallup | 6-19-14 | daniel1212
    Gallup Values and Beliefs survey 2014 and Trends: Percent approve as morally acceptable Behavior 2001 [otherwise in brackets] 2014 Republicans Democrats Independents God (via precept or principal) Buying and wearing animal fur 60 58 71 49 59 "Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them." (Genesis 3:21; cf. Ex. 36:19) Medical testing on animals 65 57 69 50 59 "And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered...
  • Internal Memo Reveals High-Level Dissent on Border Surge Policies

    06/10/2014 10:51:38 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 6 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | June 10 2014 | Jessica Vaughan,
    A draft memo from a top Border Patrol official expresses alarm that the administration's handling of the border surge in south Texas is inviting more illegal crossings and overwhelming the DHS agencies. The memo calls for the administration to stop releasing illegal crossers into the United States and instead impose harsher "consequences" on illegal crossers. [DHS Logo] The document, attributed to Ronald D. Vitiello, deputy chief of the Border Patrol, includes revised estimates from the DHS statistics office on the size of the surge of unaccompanied minors. At the end of May, DHS projected that in FY 2014, the Border...
  • House Republicans find 10% of tea party donors audited by IRS

    05/07/2014 8:16:46 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 122 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5-7-2014 | Stephen Dinan
    House Republicans find 10% of tea party donors audited by IRS Tells commissioner to come clean By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times - Updated: 10:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Despite assurances to the contrary, the IRS didnt destroy all of the donor lists scooped up in its tea party targeting and a check of those lists reveals that the tax agency audited 10 percent of those donors, much higher than the audit rate for average Americans, House Republicans revealed Wednesday. Republicans argue that the Internal Revenue Service still hasnt come clean about the full extent of its targeting,...
  • Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

    03/21/2014 7:15:01 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 63 replies
    www.wtop.com ^ | 3/21/14 | Jesse J Holland
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools -- even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department's civil rights arm. The suspensions -- and disparities -- begin at the earliest grades. Black children represent about 18 percent of children in preschool programs in schools, but they make up almost half of the preschoolers who are suspended more than once, the report said. Six percent of the nation's districts with preschools...
  • 32 Statistics That Obama Neglected To Mention During The State Of The Union Address

    01/29/2014 7:27:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/29/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Show this article to anyone that believes that the economy has actually improved under Barack Obama. On Tuesday evening, Barack Obama once again attempted to convince all of us that things have gotten better while he has been in the White House. He quoted a few figures, used some flowery language and made a whole bunch of new promises. And even though he has failed to follow through on his promises time after time, millions upon millions of Americans continue to believe him. In fact, you can find a list of 82 unfulfilled promises from his previous State of the...
  • Three Major Faith and Culture Trends for 2014

    01/22/2014 7:35:33 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 15 replies
    https://www.barna.org ^ | 01/21/2014 | Barna Group, 2014
    January 21, 2014 - In the not-so distant past, institutions were trusted and valued as important parts of a functioning societyfrom government, corporations and schools to marriage and even organized religion. Yet trust in institutions is quickly giving way to a nation of cynics. New Barna research reports that Americans are ranking their confidence in institutions at abysmal levels. And this institutional skepticism comprises a significant backdrop for the major faith and culture trends of 2014... During 2013 alone, citizens lamented the failure of their leaders and institutions. From the government shutdown to Pope Francis' public callout of the Vatican...
  • How Silicon Valley Could Destabilize The Democratic Party

    01/10/2014 9:06:40 AM PST · by amnestynone · 16 replies
    New Geography ^ | 01/09/2014 | Joel Kotkin
    Much has been written, often with considerable glee, about the worsening divide in the Republican Party between its corporate and Tea Party wings. Yet Democrats may soon face their own schism as a result of the growing power in the party of high-tech business interests. Gaining the support of tech moguls is a huge win for the Democrats at least initially. They are not only a huge source of money, they also can provide critical expertise that the Republicans have been far slower to employ. There have always been affluent individuals who backed liberal or Democratic causes, either out...
  • 83 Numbers From 2013 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

    12/18/2013 3:56:29 PM PST · by BAW · 30 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Dec 16, 2013 | Michael Snyder
    During 2013, America continued to steadily march down a self-destructive path toward oblivion. As a society, our debt levels are completely and totally out of control. Our financial system has been transformed into the largest casino on the entire planet and our big banks are behaving even more recklessly than they did just before the last financial crisis. We continue to see thousands of businesses and millions of jobs get shipped out of the United States, and the middle class is being absolutely eviscerated. Due to the lack of decent jobs, poverty is absolutely exploding. Government dependence is at an...
  • Census faked 2012 election jobs report

    11/20/2013 3:59:19 AM PST · by expat_panama · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 18, 2013 | John Crudele
    In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington. The decline from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated. And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it. Just two years before the presidential election...
  • The Obama Magic Failed to Produce Social Justice: Income is Down and Poverty is Up

    09/18/2013 2:35:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The other day also we had economic news not good about the widening gap between the rich and the poor. We had the news that the smarter are getting wealthier and the stupider are getting poorer -- I mean, it wasn't good -- and that the wealth gap was wider, much wider today between the top 1% and everybody else than five years ago when Obama took office. We have more details on this, and one of the fundamental aspects of the story we had was the median income. We pointed out the median income in the...
  • U.S. Government Manufactures 469,000 Jobs

    09/30/2013 4:40:15 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 12 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | September 30, 2013 | Larry Walker Jr
    Phony Current Employment Statistics (CES)“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.” ― Abraham Lincoln- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), via its September 26th CES Preliminary Benchmark Announcement, the number of Private Sector Jobs reported in March 2013 was overstated by 136,000, and the number of Government jobs was understated by 12,000. But not to be outdone by a deteriorating economic reality, the BLS eliminated this bad news through a major change in its reporting...
  • Rick Santorum in Iowa: The Term Middle Class is Marxism Talk

    08/14/2013 6:07:21 PM PDT · by yongin · 31 replies
    Mediate ^ | August 13, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Is there such thing as class in America? Not if you ask Rick Santorum. The once and possibly future GOP presidential candidate spoke to a Republican gathering in Lyon County, Iowa late last week and shared this piece of advice with his party: Dont use the term the other side uses. That includes the middle class. Santorum proceeded to tear into President Obama for constantly invoking the term middle class in his speeches about the economy. Since when in America do we have classes? Santorum asked. Since when in America are people stuck in areas or defined places called a...
  • Are Elections Decided by Chance?

    08/13/2013 11:40:33 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 13, 2013 | Sean Trende
    Over the past nine months, the Republican Party has been consumed by a debate over how it should respond to Mitt Romney's loss in 2012. Should it reach out to Hispanics? Should it move to the center? Should it try to differentiate itself from the Democratic Party by moving more to the right? Or perhaps it should attempt to redefine what "left" and right mean, possibly by embracing a more populist approach? Let me step a bit outside of the proverbial box here, and ask a more foundational question: What if the GOP doesnt need to change all that much?...
  • Black Unemployment Rate Closer to 37.9%

    08/02/2013 9:20:19 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 16 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | August 3, 2013 | Larry Walker Jr
    I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. ~ Abraham Lincoln ~Phony Government Statistics, Detroit and Black Americans- By: Larry Walker II -One way the federal government could help reduce Black-on-Black crime and address the nations poverty crisis would be to start telling the truth about unemployment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes a set of completely phony statistics each and every month, in order to convince the public that our economic condition is...
  • Animal studies produce many false positives (An explanation of why that's so.)

    07/16/2013 10:04:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Nature News ^ | 16 July 2013 | Heidi Ledford
    Examination of neurological disease research shows pervasive significance bias. A statistical analysis of more than 4,000 data sets from animal studies of neurological diseases has found that almost 40% of studies reported statistically significant results nearly twice as many as would be expected on the basis of the number of animal subjects. The results suggest that the published work some of which was used to justify human clinical trials is biased towards reporting positive results. This bias could partly explain why a therapy that does well in preclinical studies so rarely predicts success in human patients, says...
  • How Romney could have won the popular vote (It all came down to turnout)

    06/01/2013 5:31:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 206 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/01/2013
    White and Hispanic turnout fell from 2004 to 2012, according to a new study by the Center for Immigration Studies based on newly-released U.S. Census data. Had turnout equaled what it was in 2004, 4.7 million more whites would have voted in 2012, of which 4.2 million were not college graduates, according to the study. Obama received five million more votes than Romney. As Republicans think about how they can expand their voter base, the new data suggest that one of their biggest problems in the last presidential election was that so many less-educated whites sat home, said Steven Camarota,...
  • Canada Day 2013 Facts and Figures

    07/01/2013 8:33:54 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 10 replies
    LPSullivan.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    As we crack the Molson's and fire up the barbecue, here's a mix of well-known and obscure Canuck trivia...
  • US unemployment benefit applications rise to 354K, a level consistent with steady hiring

    06/20/2013 6:55:40 AM PDT · by John W · 28 replies
    AP via newser.com ^ | June 20, 2013 | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by 18,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 354,000. Despite the gain, the level remains consistent with moderate job growth. The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average increased by 2,500 to 348,250. Applications are a proxy for layoffs. Since January, they have fallen 6 percent. That suggests companies are cutting fewer jobs. At the same time, hiring has been steady, despite an increase in taxes on Jan. 1 and steep federal spending cuts that began in March. Solid consumer spending and a rebound in housing have helped the economy weather...
  • Report: Sharp drop in gun violence, but most killings still involve firearms

    05/07/2013 2:40:00 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2013 | Jerry Markon
    Gun violence has dropped dramatically nationwide over the past two decades, but nearly three-quarters of all homicides are still committed with a firearm, the Justice Department said... The report, by the departments Bureau of Justice Statistics, painted an encouraging picture of long-term trends at a time of divisive political debate over guns and legislation to regulate them. Firearms-related homicides declined 39 percent between 1993 and 2011, the report said, while nonfatal firearms crimes fell 69 percent during that period. The biggest setback for the White House was the defeat of a compromise measure to expand background checks for firearms purchases....
  • The Firearms Statistics That Gun Control Advocates Dont Want to See

    05/06/2013 3:28:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    yahoo.com/The Blaze ^ | 6 May, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    To accompany TheBlaze's coverage of the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Houston, we figured it could be helpful to share some gun statistics pointed out to us by some of the NRA Convention attendees. Forget the talking points used by both sides in the gun control debate; we're going to be talking about verified statistics. Gun control advocates be advised, these are not the statistics you are looking for. According to data from the FBI's uniform crime reports, California had the highest number of gun murders in 2011 with 1,220 -- which makes up 68 percent of all murders...
  • The Cautionary Instruction: Guns, research and politics

    05/03/2013 8:28:51 PM PDT · by forty_years · 15 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 3, 2013 | Matt Mangino
    For all the attention that is placed on the nations estimated 300 million firearms, most guns rest in cases, drawers and safes. Few are holstered. Few get used to actually stop a threat. Even armed soldiers and police officers often go entire careers without firing a shot on duty, reported the St. Louis Dispatch.For many, self-defense is the leading argument for gun ownership rights. Its also the primary motivation for keeping a firearm, now surpassing even hunting, according to a recent Pew survey.Data on the incidents of guns being used in self-defense vary widely from study to study. But only...
  • The Signal and the Silence: When is prediction usefuland when is it dangerous?

    04/16/2013 11:01:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2013 | ADAM WHITE
    Ever since leading the Boston Red Sox to victory in the 2007 World Series, Josh Beckett had been a mainstay of the team’s pitching rotation. But when he hobbled off the mound with an ankle injury on September 5, 2011, the Red Sox faithful took the news in stride. After all, their team was the hottest in baseball. The previous winter, the Sox had acquired two of the sport’s most sought-after players, outfielder Carl Crawford and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The acquisitions led the Boston Herald to declare the team the TOP SOX SQUAD OF ALL TIME before it had...
  • Majority of Members of Congress Attending Catholic Colleges Back Abortion

    03/19/2013 3:29:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LN ^ | Matthew Archbold
    A majority of members of Congress who were educated at Catholic colleges and law schools are pro-abortion. Thats the finding of a new report from The Cardinal Newman Society. In all, 52 of 92 (56 percent) elected officials in the last Congress and current Congress that attended Catholic colleges, according to their congressional websites, have voted for pro-abortion rights and/or related funding. In the 112th session of the House of Representatives there were 65 congressmen and women who attended Catholic colleges or law schools. Out of those, 35 support abortion rights. Out of the 12 Catholic-educated congressmen in the incoming...
  • Sri Lankan doctors recant reports of civilian deaths

    07/10/2009 1:37:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 10, 2009 | Simon Montlake
    Bangkok, Thailand - Over two months after the bloody finale of Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war, a lingering row over civilian casualties continues to roil a fractured society. Sri Lankan authorities have insisted that their final military push against Tamil Tiger rebels didn't target hundreds of thousands of civilians trapped behind enemy lines. But aid workers, church officials, and government doctors reported that heavy shelling had caused mass casualties. A preliminary United Nations report estimated that 7,000 had died between January and May. On Wednesday, however, a group of doctors who had provided dramatic firsthand accounts of civilian suffering in...
  • The Misleading Murderer that you Know

    02/04/2013 2:17:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The most accurate crime statistics are on murders. When proponents of infringements on the Second Amendment talk about murders, they often claim that murders by strangers are only a small percentage of the total, often about one quarter. This statistic is misleading, because it implies that people that you are close to are the most likely to murder you. The largest category of victim to murderer is unknown. That is 44 percent of the murders reported to the FBI. The next largest category is acquaintance. It is 21 percent of murderers. The misleading part is that all people who...
  • SC:Statistics sometimes get lost in emotional debate over gun control

    02/03/2013 5:30:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    starbeacon.com ^ | 3 February, 2013 | David Wren
    GENEVA Despite the rhetoric from both sides over the need for stricter gun control regulations and the fear instilled by a rash of random shootings in public places nationwide statistics show relatively few people will fall victim to violent, firearm-related crimes committed by strangers, according to a new study by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics. That study shows strangers committed about 38 percent of non-fatal, violent crimes including rape, robbery and assault in 2010, the most recent data available. Of that amount, only an average of 10 percent used a firearm while committing the crime. In...
  • Who Knew? The Leading Cause Of Gun Death Is Suicide

    01/30/2013 7:28:34 AM PST · by I still care · 35 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Rpger Kay
    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about how the gun-death data showed a very weak correlation with gun-law strictness. I used data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) to derive a gun-homicide rate. In the comments section, a reader pointed me toward more-detailed data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), which captures death-certificate data from all the states. Despite interference by the National Rifle Association (NRA), the CDC has kept up the basic data, if not research into the details of who, how, and why. But what we can...
  • Need gun article/crime statistics link

    01/22/2013 11:25:52 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 11 replies
    01-22-13 | Me
    Last week someone from FR posted up a link showing all the gun crime/murders and how it was happening in most cities run by dems. Anyone have that article or know what publication it came from? I would like to have it to prove a point to a liberal fool I work with. Not that it'll do any good as he's already far beyond brainwashing. Thanks in advance...
  • Clintons Over-The-Top'Facton Mass Shootings:1/2 of All US Mass Killings Since Assault Ban Expired

    01/20/2013 8:22:05 PM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    History News Network ^ | January 14, 2013 | Staff
    Half of all mass killings in the United States have occurred since the assault weapons ban expired in 2005, half of all of them in the history of the country.- Bill Clintons over-the-top fact on mass shootings SOURCE: WaPo (1-11-13)The Fact Checker:Bill Clintons Over-The-Top Fact on Mass Shootings Half of all mass killings in the United States have occurred since the assault weapons ban expired in 2005, half of all of them in the history of the country. Former President Bill Clinton, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 9, 2013 Bill Clinton on gun control: 'This...
  • Hate Crime Stats Deflate 'Islamophobia' Myth

    01/15/2013 10:22:29 AM PST · by forty_years · 5 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | January 11, 2013 | David J. Rusin
    A detailed analysis of FBI statistics covering ten full calendar years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks reveals that, on a per capita basis, American Muslims, contrary to spin, have been subjected to hate crimes less often than other prominent minorities. From 2002 to 2011, Muslims are estimated to have suffered hate crimes at a frequency of 6.0 incidents per 100,000 per year 10 percent lower than blacks (6.7), 48 percent lower than homosexuals and bisexuals (11.5), and 59 percent lower than Jews (14.8). Americans should keep these numbers in mind whenever Islamists attempt to silence critics by invoking Muslim...
  • Motorcycle helmet laws detract from freedom

    12/27/2012 10:39:48 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 45 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/26/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    Last spring, Michigan eliminated its helmet requirement for motorcycle riders who had additional insurance coverage and met other conditions. Six months after the bill went into effect, MLive ran an investigative series claiming to show the "regrettable impact of the change." The series focused on one main point: Motorcyclists who chose not to wear a helmet were more likely to die or be seriously injured in their crashes. This is true, but the analysis is lacking in other areas and the insinuation that allowing people to not wear helmets is more dangerous is not supported by the data. First, MLive...
  • Religion In America: Evangelicals Surge As Catholics Wane

    12/26/2012 3:51:03 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 20 replies
    ION Publications ^ | November 27th 2012 | science20.com
    Religion In America: Evangelicals Surge As Catholics Wane The percentage of Americans who say they are strong in their religious faith has been steady for the last four decades but a new sociology analysis claims that religious groups who have become more staunchly devout have surged while others, notably Roman Catholics, who have sought to become more liberal under Vatican II in that time, have faded in popularity. Catholics now report the lowest proportion of strongly affiliated followers among major American religious traditions. The drop in intensity could present challenges for the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S., the study...
  • California: State unemployment rate falls to 9.8% even as employers shed jobs

    12/21/2012 12:23:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/21/2012 | Ricardo Lopez
    California's unemployment rate hit single-digits in November for the first time in almost four years, thanks in part to a holiday hiring surge by retailers. The jobless rate fell to 9.8% from 10.1% in October, according to data in an overall jobs report released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. The drop in the unemployment rate, determined in a survey of households, came even as a separate payroll survey found that employers in the state shed 3,800 jobs. The state showed a very significant and encouraging drop in the unemployment rate, said Lynn Reaser, chief economist at the Fermanian...
  • GUN CRIME SOARS IN ENGLAND WHERE GUNS ARE BANNED

    12/17/2012 9:52:40 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 27 replies
    TOWNHALL ^ | December 11, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Figures showed the number of crimes involving handguns had more than doubled since the post-Dunblane massacre ban on the weapons, from 2,636 in 1997-1998 to 5,871...
  • STATS PROVE GUN CONTROL DOES NOT WORK

    12/17/2012 9:46:02 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 11 replies
    BREITBART ^ | December 16, 2012 | MARY CHASTAIN
    Gun control advocates just need to look at Virginia. Between 2006-2011 gun sales went up by 73% and at the same time gun-related violent crimes fell 24%. Virginia Commonwealth University professor Thomas R. Baker, who specializes in research methods and criminology, said this proves that more guns do not in fact cause more violence...
  • The Promise Of Gun Control

    11/24/2012 6:25:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    extranosalley.com ^ | 24 November, 2012 | Stranger
    Thanks to a link at The Gun Wire, I see the “New York Times” has an unsigned op-ed titled ‘Promises on Gun Control.’ I will not quote it, other to observe that it could have have been pulled from the Time’s 1968 editorial pages. Then as now, the Times is heavy on “the scourge of gun violence in this country,” and light on anything like research, investigation, or facts to back opinion. So let’s light a candle to pierce the darkness of ignorance. The United States has had four, and apparently now we have a fifth, major gun control drives....
  • Huh? Romney leading in Wisconsin; Fox still has it called for 0bama

    11/06/2012 7:38:41 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/6/12
    Romney 366,178 0bama 347,947
  • In U.S., Unadjusted Unemployment at 7.3% in Mid-October

    10/17/2012 8:23:54 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, is 7.3% in mid-October, down considerably from 7.9% at the end of September and at a new low since Gallup began collecting employment data in January 2010. Gallup's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 7.7%, also down from September. October's adjusted mid-month measure is also more than a percentage point lower than October 2011.
  • Which State Distorted Jobless Claims Data

    10/11/2012 9:48:27 AM PDT · by bjc · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/11/2012 | Sarah Portlock
    One omission by one stateyou wouldnt think it would be a big deal, but in this case it drove the number down by 10%, said analyst Stephen Stanley with Pierpont Securities. Economists are speculating the state could be California, the most populous state in the nation. It was likely a state with a large population and we suspect that it was California based on the occasional massive swings that have occurred in its claims data in the past, said Daniel Silver, an economist with JPMorgan, in a note. In short, this reading is worthless in terms of informing on the...
  • Which State Distorted Jobless Claims Data

    10/11/2012 9:48:17 AM PDT · by bjc · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/11/2012 | Sarah Portlock
    One omission by one stateyou wouldnt think it would be a big deal, but in this case it drove the number down by 10%, said analyst Stephen Stanley with Pierpont Securities. Economists are speculating the state could be California, the most populous state in the nation. It was likely a state with a large population and we suspect that it was California based on the occasional massive swings that have occurred in its claims data in the past, said Daniel Silver, an economist with JPMorgan, in a note. In short, this reading is worthless in terms of informing on the...
  • President Obama's team slams critics of new unemployment statistics as 'lunatics'

    10/07/2012 1:17:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/06/12 | Tracy Connor
    President Obamas advisers attacked critics for suggesting the White House fudged jobs figures, comparing them to lunatic birthers. The sub-8% unemployment stats were released by the non-partisan Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday, but former GE chief Jack Welch and several Tea Party figures claimed the numbers were cooked. Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs called such comments incredibly dangerous and said Welch had embarrassed himself. There's a number of people that believe the real unemployment report is somewhere in a safe in Nairobi with the president's Kenyan birth certificate," Gibbs said sarcastically on NBCs Meet the Press Sunday.
  • Fact Check: Multiple Romney Falsehoods During Debate

    10/05/2012 11:19:28 AM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 10-5-12 | Peter Kirsanow
    23 million Americans are out of work. False. Barrett Blankenship of the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that Romneys claim is unequivocally false. The September jobs data show that because of the upward revisions to the July and August numbers, only 22.97 million are out of work, Blankenship said. Romneys failure to acknowledge that is, frankly, disturbing.
  • HAHAHAHAHA Washington Post Swing State Poll was 161 People

    10/01/2012 4:25:28 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    I may just poll my comment section and pass that off as a Battleground State poll. The Washington Post explained that rather curious Swing State subsection in todays national poll where Obama had an incredible 11-point lead relative to his national lead of only 2-points: The WaPo-ABC swing state poll numbers, explained Mondays Washington Post-ABC News poll adds to the evidence of an emerging, important dynamic in the presidential contest showing closer parity nationally than in key battleground states, where President Obama has had clear leads.
  • How Poor Is Poor?

    09/13/2012 3:38:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-13-12 | Robert Rector
    What does it mean to say that 46.2 million Americans live in poverty? Yesterday morning, the U.S. Bureau of the Census released its annual report on income and poverty, saying that some 46.2 million Americans 15 percent of the population were poor in 2011. The poverty rate did not fall from the prior year but remained at a near record high, the agency said. The rise in poverty from 36.4 million in 2006 to 46.2 million in 2011 was due initially to the recession and now to the failure of the Obama administration to restore jobs in the economy....
  • Guns in America, a Statistical Look

    08/26/2012 8:50:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    wtma.com ^ | August, 2012 | NA
    (NEW YORK) -- There are more than 129,817 federally licensed firearms dealers in the United States, according to the latest Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives numbers (as of Aug. 1). Of those, 51,438 are retail gun stores, 7,356 are pawn shops and 61,562 are collectors, with the balance of the licenses belonging mostly to manufacturers and importers of firearms and destructive devices. For comparison, here are some numbers of other ubiquitous elements of American life: Gas Stations in the U.S. (2011): 143,839 (source TD LINX/Nielsen via National Associations of Convenience Stores, Association for Convenience for Convenience and...
  • More guns = more murders, part II

    08/13/2012 8:37:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 13 August, 2012 | Mark LaRochelle
    In the last Debunker, we examined the relationship between gun ownership and the murder rate. We found that the most recent statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation showed that annual gun purchases increased by more than 60 percent over the past decade, while the murder rate declined by more than 14 percent. We concluded that either (1) there is no correlation between gun ownership and the murder rate, or (2) gun ownership is negatively correlated with the murder rate (in other words, more guns means fewer murders). Some comments online have argued that we did not prove the point:...