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  • 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 · 107 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...
  • Which State Are The Biggest "Moochers"?

    03/14/2017 7:39:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/14/2017 | Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,
    Since Donald Trump's election, some leftists have been trotting out analyses showing that many states that voted for Trump are also states where federal spending plays a disproportionately large role in the statewide economy. In other words, many of those states that talk a lot about states rights and less federal government - it is pointed out - also receive an especially large amount of federal spending in that state. In many cases, this claim is correct. As this mises.org analysis shows, many states within the Trump heartland are what many might call "moocher states" because the residents there - taken...
  • A Census That Divides and ‘Nudges’ (Trump should reject proposal)

    03/13/2017 11:13:47 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 12 2017 | Mike Gonzalez&#8207;
    In its waning days the Obama administration proposed two new wrinkles for the 2020 census: creating a brand new pan-ethnic category for people of Middle Eastern heritage and classifying Hispanics as a race.
  • Greenfield: How To Fake An Islamophobia Crisis

    03/04/2017 9:12:57 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, March 03, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, March 03, 2017 How to Fake an Islamophobia Crisis Posted by Daniel Greenfield 0 Comments Look out! It’s another fake Islamophobia crisis. “Huge Growth in Anti-Muslim Hate Groups During 2016: SPLC Report,” wails NBC News. “Watchdog: Number of anti-Muslim hate groups tripled since 2015,” FOX News bleats. ABC News vomits up this word salad. “Trump cited in report finding increase in US hate groups for 2nd year in a row.” The SPLC stands for the Southern Poverty Law Center: an organization with slightly less credibility than Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and without the academic degree...
  • Algorithms' Dark Side: Embedding Bias into Code

    02/22/2017 4:38:20 PM PST · by spintreebob · 14 replies
    All Analytics ^ | 2/22/2017 | Ariella Brown
    Does the shift toward more data and algorithmic direction for our business decisions assure us that organizations and businesses are operating to everyone's advantage? There are a number of issues involved that some people feel need to be addressed going forward. Numbers don't lie, or do they? Perhaps the fact that they are perceived to be absolutely objective is what makes us accept the determinations of algorithms without questioning what factors could have shaped the outcome. That's the argument Cathy O'Neil makes in Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. While we tend to think...
  • How White Liberals Enable Crime in Black Communities

    02/15/2017 6:35:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 15, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Ordinary black people cannot afford to go along with the liberal agenda that calls for undermining police authority. That agenda makes for more black crime victims.Let’s look at what works and what doesn’t work.In 1990, New York City adopted the practice in which its police officers might stop and question a pedestrian. If there was suspicion, they would frisk the person for weapons and other contraband. This practice, well within the law, is known as a “Terry stop.”After two decades of this proactive police program, New York City’s homicides fell from over 2,200 per year to about 300. Blacks were...
  • Obama's Fake Legacy: Progress in the Black Community

    01/16/2017 2:33:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2017 | Katie Kieffer
    “Snake-oil salesman” is the stinging label Princeton’s African-American studies chair, Eddie S. Glaude Jr.—who happens to be black—gives President Obama as he leaves the White House. Because Obama betrayed blacks. Millions of white men and women voted for Barack Obama, a biracial president, in hopes that he would unite our country. Millions of black men and women voted for Obama hoping he would help them forsake disparate levels of poverty; teen pregnancy; single motherhood; absent fatherhood; and violent crime. Whites’ and blacks’ hopes were historic. Turns out Obama’s dual presidency was historic. Historically bad. Only wealthy whites and Asians notably...
  • Abortion in America

    12/11/2016 2:10:43 PM PST · by Jerrybob · 7 replies
    Breakpoint.org ^ | 12/11/16 | self
    One statistic says 45 million abortions (babies killed) since 1973. Not a pleasant subject. What can one do? Here's one thing -- possibly the most important of all: http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/30200