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  • Something Looks Weird In Broward County. Here’s What We Know About A Possible Florida Recount.

    11/11/2018 2:25:34 PM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 28 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | NOV. 9, 2018, AT 12:20 PM | By Nathaniel Rakich
    UPDATE (Nov. 10, 2018, 2:23p.m.): Since first publishing this article, the Florida secretary of state has ordered a machine recount in the U.S. Senate, governor and commissioner of agriculture races as unofficial returns have found the results of these races within half a percentage point. This automatically triggers a machine count in each race. If the race falls within a quarter of a percentage point after the machine recount, each ballot will be recounted by hand in a much more complex, manual recount. The Florida U.S. Senate race is still too close to call. According to unofficial results on the...
  • The Religious Typology

    09/09/2018 12:03:07 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 12 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | August 29, 2018 | Pew Research Center
    Most U.S. adults identify with a particular religious denomination or group. They describe themselves as Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Jewish, Mormon or Muslim– to name just a few... The new typology sorts Americans into seven groups based on the religious and spiritual beliefs they share, how actively they practice their faith, the value they place on their religion, and the other sources of meaning and fulfillment in their lives... Sunday Stalwarts are the most religious group. Not only do they actively practice their faith, but they also are deeply involved in their religious congregations. God-and-Country Believers are less active in church...
  • Military hardware company swamped with orders for bulletproof schoolbags as US school term starts

    09/03/2018 9:13:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 9/3/2018 | Colin Drury
    An Israeli company that designs military-grade vests, uniforms and helmets has developed a bulletproof backpack for school students – and orders are pouring in from the US. Masada Armour created the bag, which costs upwards of Ł385, in response to the sheer number of shootings at American secondary schools in recent years. Now, the firm says it is having to scale up production to keep up with orders from worried parents ahead of the new term.
  • America doesn’t actually lead the world in mass shootings

    08/30/2018 7:34:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2018 | John Lott and Michael Weisser
    The claim that the US has by far the most mass public shootings in the world drives much of the gun-control debate. Many argue that America’s high rate of gun possession explains the high rate of mass shootings. aim received coverage in hundreds of news stories all over the world. It still gets regular coverage. Purporting to cover all mass public shootings around the world from 1966 to 2012, Lankford claimed that the United States had 31 percent of public mass shooters despite having less than 5 percent of the population. But this isn’t nearly correct. The whole episode should...
  • Feds Suspiciously Revise Obama’s GDP Up and President Trump’s GDP Down

    07/30/2018 1:56:28 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 29, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: Feds Suspiciously Revise Obama’s GDP Up and President Trump’s GDP Down – Still Debt to GDP Decreasing! The US GDP Numbers were released on Friday and after accounting for new revisions [?] and seasonal adjustments[?], the debt to GDP ratio still continues to decrease. The US GDP for the second quarter accelerated to a whopping 4.1% under the leadership of President Donald Trump. This was another BIG Trump win doubling the first quarter growth of 2.2%. Some changes were uncovered when reviewing the GDP numbers from Friday. The major change being that the US Bureau of...
  • Do Statistics Matter To You?

    07/27/2018 9:25:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/27/18 | Unk
    Doctors (A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000. (B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000. (C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171 Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now think about this: Guns (A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000+. (Yes, that's 80 million) (B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500. (C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188 Statistics courtesy of FBI >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun...
  • U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities Over a 13-Year Period- Breeds of Dogs Involved, Age Groups + (2005 to 2017)

    06/26/2018 12:44:27 AM PDT · by Norski · 160 replies
    Dogsbite.org ^ | May 3, 2018 | Staff
    Austin, TX, May 03, 2018 --(PR.com)-- DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, releases a multi-year U.S. dog bite fatality report. From January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2017, canines killed at least 433 people. The majority of these victims were ages 10 and older. The 9-page report examines over 20 factors involved in fatal dog maulings and key changing metrics since a government body last examined this issue in 2000. The 13-year report shows that pit bulls contributed to 66% of all dog bite fatalities. Within this period, deaths attributed to pit bulls...
  • Uninsured Rate Stays Flat at Nearly 30 Million

    05/22/2018 5:37:28 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 12 replies
    MedPage ^ | 5-22-2018 | Joyce Frieden
    A total of 29.3 million Americans (9.1%) were uninsured in 2017 -- not a big change from 2016, but down by 19.3 million from 2010, the year the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law, a government survey found. Among ethnic groups, Hispanic adults made up the large percentage of the uninsured, at 27.2%, followed by black at 14.1%, non-Hispanic whites at 8.5%, and Asians at 7.6%. All four of these groups had significant drops in their uninsured populations from 2013 through 2017, the survey found. Of those adults under age 65 with private health insurance, 3.7% were covered by plans...
  • “Pit bull roulette” killed 38,000 other animals in 2017

    05/18/2018 1:18:15 PM PDT · by Norski · 108 replies
    Animals24-7 ^ | January 17, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    “Pit bull roulette” cost the lives of 38 humans, plus nearly 13,000 dogs, 5,000 cats, and more than 20,000 farmed animals in 2017––and, only two weeks into 2018, has already killed Happy Hound Hotel boarding kennel worker Laura Williams Ray, of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and three-year-old Rylee Marie Dodge, of Duncan, Oklahoma, along with many dozens of animals. Overall, pit bulls accounted for 68% of the human dog attack deaths in 2017, 88% of the human disfigurements, 92% of the dogs killed by other dogs, 94% of the dogs seriously injured by other dogs, 96% of the cats killed by...
  • Israeli Military Rule Jails All Activism in Palestine (barf)

    04/10/2018 4:04:12 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Empire Files ^ | 11/5/17
    Israel’s occupation of the West Bank is an internationally-recognized human rights crime—but those being impacted are harshly punished for not only acts of resistance, but even mere advocacy for their rights. Getting detailed facts about Israel’s imposition of Military Law in the West Bank, Abby Martin visits the the Ramallah offices of Addameer—the most prominent prisoners’ rights organizations in Palestine—for a shocking investigation into the use of Israeli jails and arbitrary laws as a weapon. Chronicling this history of resistance and repression from the First Intifada through the 2015 uprising, this episode shows what brutal lengths the Israeli occupation will...
  • Communism at "Peace"

    04/08/2018 5:14:45 PM PDT · by Bogle · 6 replies
    Vanity ^ | April 8, 2018 | Bogle
    Here's an annual reminder... If you have a son or daughter who thinks Bush killed more people than Stalin or that socialism is better than capitalism, then please send them to the reference site "Communism at 'Peace'" ( http://communiststats.com/ ). In 2 minutes, they'll understand the insanity of unchecked liberalism. Sadly, they'll probably learn more about communism than they would learn in 16 years of tax-funded schools.
  • How to Deceive with Statistics: Distortions Due to Diminutive Denominators (THE HAPPY INDEX)

    01/11/2018 8:13:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/10/2018 | Thomas P. Sheahen
    We all learned in elementary school that "you can't divide by zero." But what happens when you divide by a number very close to zero, a small fraction? The quotient shoots way up to a very large value. Pick any number. If you divide 27 by 1, you get 27. If you divide 27 by 0.1, you get 270. Divide 27 by 0.001, and you get 27,000. And so on. Any such division exercise blows up to a huge result as the denominator gets closer and closer to zero.  There are several indices being cited these days that get people's attention because of the big numbers...
  • The day zero was banned from British roulette – how times have changed

    12/29/2017 2:40:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 29, 2017 | by Leighton Vaughan Williams, The Conversation
    <p>On December 30, 1967, senior detectives from Scotland Yard sent owners of gambling clubs into a proverbial spin. Anyone operating a roulette wheel that contained the number zero would be prosecuted, they warned. From now on the whirl of numbers would all be reds and blacks – starting with the number one.</p>
  • Tucker Carlson Reveals Shocking New Gov’t Statistics Democrats Don’t Want You to Hear

    12/22/2017 12:26:56 AM PST · by x1stcav · 34 replies
    Politistick ^ | 12/21/17 | Matthew K. Burke
    On Thursday’s broadcast, Tucker Carlson unveiled some hot off the press government statistics that have previously been hidden from American citizens by the Obama Regime and perhaps prior administrations. Worse than that, we have been outright lied to in order to help Democrats import new voters. For years, we’ve been preached to by snooty liberals that illegal aliens commit fewer crimes than American citizens — a claim that always sounded dubious even though they declared it from on high with such force and confidence. After all, illegal aliens started out by entering the country illegally. Well, as Tucker Carlson reported,...
  • State of the Bible [survey excerpts]

    09/22/2017 1:25:03 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 15 replies
    American Bible Society ^ | September 22, 2017, 04:14:22 PM | American Bible Society
    American Bible Society State of the Bible Research conducted among U.S. adults February 2017 Practicing Protestant, practicing Catholic: practicing Christians are those who identify as either Protestant or Catholic , who at tend a religious service at least once a month and who say their faith is very important in their lives. [See note on first comment.] Adults who read the Bible daily account for 16% of the total adult population, followed by 14% who read several times a week, 7% do so once a week, 7% about once a month, and 6% read it three to four times a...
  • Communism at "Peace"

    --No victims in any category below have been double-counted. --Outside Peru, no war-related deaths or imprisonments have been included.
  • America’s new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn’t.

    06/13/2017 6:52:09 PM PDT · by Fhios · 57 replies
    WP ^ | 6/13/2017 | William Wan
    " ... The national smoking rate has fallen to historic lows, with just 15 percent of adults still smoking. But the socioeconomic gap has never been bigger. ..." "... Among the nation’s less-educated people — those with a high-school-equivalency diploma — the smoking rate remains more than 40 percent ..."
  • Apple’s market cap has eclipsed the city of Chicago’s real GDP

    05/23/2017 9:20:35 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 23, 2017 | By Ryan Vlastelica
    AAPL, -0.08% market capitalization of about $803 billion is 38% larger than the real GDP of Chicago, $581 billion in 2016. Apple isn’t the only Silicon Valley notable to top Chicago (and all other U.S. cities save two), either. Google parent Alphabet GOOGL, +0.62% has a market capitalization of $657.9 billion, making its pockets about 13% deeper than the GDP of the home of deep-dish pizza.
  • Proof That Those International Health Care Comparisons Are Bogus

    05/10/2017 4:51:49 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/9/2017 | John Merline
    Life expectancy can vary widely in the United States, depending on where you live. That's the finding of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study also shows something else that wasn't necessarily intended by the authors — namely, that all those claims about how the U.S. spends more money on health care and gets worse outcomes than any other industrialized nation are nonsense. Overall, the life expectancy at birth in the U.S. is 79.1 years (76.7 for men and 81.5 years for women), the JAMA study says. That's the number that countless reports about...
  • Intercept Co-Founder Goes Off the Rails, Compares Dick Cheney to ‘Butcher’ Assad

    04/09/2017 6:20:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 9, 2017 | Nicholas Fondaro
    A simple news segment about the media coverage of Syria spun wildly out of control during Sunday’s Reliable Sources on CNN. It started with Foreign Correspondent Lara Setrakian noting how little coverage the Syrian civil war received in the early years. But it ending with Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept, going off the rails and declaring that “We need to understand the historical context of how a butcher like Assad actually has more in common with someone like Dick Cheney than he does with the average Syrian…” Scahill’s inane tirade derailed the whole segment from the moment he opened...