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  • John Derbyshire nonblack talk (He was let go from national review for this column.)

    07/08/2016 1:55:23 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    Taki mag ^ | John Derbyshire
    There is much talk about “the talk.” “Sean O’Reilly was 16 when his mother gave him the talk that most black parents give their teenage sons,” Denisa R. Superville of the Hackensack (NJ) Record tells us. Meanwhile, down in Atlanta: “Her sons were 12 and 8 when Marlyn Tillman realized it was time for her to have the talk,” Gracie Bonds Staples writes in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Leonard Greene talks about the talk in the New York Post. Someone bylined as KJ Dell’Antonia talks about the talk in The New York Times. Darryl Owens talks about the talk in...
  • Cruz: 'The Overwhelming Majority of Violent Criminals Are Democrats' (Audio)

    11/30/2015 4:06:58 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 37 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/30/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Ted Cruz pushed back against the media coverage of the Planned Parenthood shooting today and made a pretty strong assertion about which party most violent criminals belong to. Radio host Hugh Hewitt told Cruz that, given how some in the media have attempted to connect pro-life rhetoric to the shooting, he has never encountered a pro-life individual who would condone violence. Cruz agreed and said whenever tragedy strikes, the media's "salivating" and "hoping desperately that the murderer happens to be a Republican." And then he said, "Here's the simple and undeniable fact: the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats....
  • The Big Gay Lie: Few people understand how harmful the promiscuous gay lifestyle is

    07/15/2015 7:33:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/15/2015 | Tom Trinko
    While gays are our siblings in Christ, the gay lifestyle is nothing like the straight lifestyle. That’s why we have to condemn the gay lifestyle because we love gays as people, just as we condemn smoking out of love for smokers. One of the key reasons that gay “marriage” has won as much public support as it has is that few people understand how harmful the massively promiscuous gay lifestyle is.  The Big Gay Lie (BGL) is that the gay lifestyle is the same as the straight lifestyle. The BGL has a number of facets including: Lots of people are...
  • The #RapeCulture Feminists Ignore

    02/25/2015 9:55:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | February 25, 2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Don’t expect @JessicaValenti or any other feminist to mention the names Qumaire Rainey, Edward London and Casey Franks: One of several victims of a Jan. 19 home invasion and robbery was sexually assaulted four times by three of the assailants, according to Metro’s arrest report. Three teens arrested in the attacks were in court Friday morning. The judge set no bail for 18-year-old Qumaire Rainey, 18, Edward London, 17, and Casey Franks, 16. . . . The attacks and robbery began about 7:30 p.m. when four male teens kicked in the door of the home in the southwest Las Vegas...
  • How Evangelicals Are Changing Their Minds on Gay Marriage

    01/16/2015 8:10:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    TIME ^ | 01/15/2015 | Elizabeth Dias
    If evangelical Christianity is famous for anything in contemporary American politics, it is for its complete opposition to gay marriage. Now, slowly yet undeniably, evangelicals are changing their minds.Every day, evangelical communities across the country are arriving at new crossroads over marriage. My magazine story for TIME this week, “A Change of Heart,” is a deep dive into the changing allegiances and divides in evangelical churches and communities over homosexuality. In public, so many churches and pastors are afraid to talk about the generational and societal shifts happening. But behind the scenes, it’s a whole different game. Support for gay...
  • 15 Statistics That Destroy Liberal Narratives

    01/13/2015 4:21:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | January 13, 2015 | John Hawkins
    1) P_resident Obama's own Department of Justice completed a six-year study on college rape, and it turns out that instead of 1-in-5 college coeds being raped, the figure is 0.03-in-5. Less than 1 percent of college students are the victim of a sexual assault -- 0.6 percent to be exact -- not to be confused with the 20 percent, or "one in five," claimed by feminists and President Obama. -- Ann Coulter2) In Â’92, the general sense was that New York was rotting from the inside. Now, crime feels like the exception rather than the rule. The city is the...
  • Food Stamp Enrollments Top 46 Million for 35 Months in a Row

    10/06/2014 8:49:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 10/5/2014 | Wynton Hall
    The government's newly released food stamp enrollment figures reveal that the number of individuals in America on food stamps has topped 46 million for 35 consecutive months. According to the Department of Agriculture, the number of individuals in July (the most recent month figures are available) who received food stamps was 46,486,434. The last time food stamp enrollments fell below 46 million was July 2011.
  • The Great Decline: 60 years of religion in one graph

    02/17/2014 5:37:11 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 57 replies
    Religion News ^ | Jan 27, 2014 | Tobin Grant
    Show captionReligiosity index shows the changes in religious activity in the United States. Religion News Service This image is available for Web publication. For questions, contact Sally Morrow. Religiosity in the United States is in the midst of what might be called ‘The Great Decline.’ Previous declines in religion pale in comparison. Over the past fifteen years, the drop in religiosity has been twice as great as the decline of the 1960s and 1970s.How do we track this massive change in American religion? We start with information from rigorous, scientific surveys on worship service attendance, membership in congregations, prayer,...
  • 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...
  • RNC official compares homosexuality to alcoholism, says it leads to drugs

    04/11/2013 8:16:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 74 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, who caused a stir last month when he posted an article to his Facebook page that labeled the homosexual lifestyle as “filthy,” is now comparing homosexuality to alcoholism and says it leads to drug abuse.
  • Poll: Alabama Most Conservative State in the Union, Massachusetts Most Liberal

    02/02/2013 7:45:37 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 17 replies
    TIME Magazine ^ | Feb. 01, 2013 | Alex Rogers
    Alabama has taken the crown previously held by Mississippi as the most conservative state in the union, according to a new Gallup poll. Last year the top four were Mississippi, Utah, and Wyoming, with Alabama coming in fourth. Overall, Americans in 2012 remained more likely to identify as conservative (38%) than as moderate (36%) or as liberal (23%), although liberals have gained 2 percentage points compared to 2011. On the liberal side, the medalists have gotten stronger. Washington DC, Massachusetts, and Oregon, the 2011 liberal top three, retain their titles...Residents of Washington DC are more liberal
  • Why Romney Will Win The Popular Vote: A Statistical Analysis

    11/06/2012 11:58:01 AM PST · by rightistight · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/6/12 | Aurelius
    ...In 2008, Barack Obama won the popular vote with a total of 69,456,897 votes. John McCain received a total of 59,934,814. In case you cannot instantly do complex math in your head, Obama won 7.2% more total votes than McCain (52.9% versus 45.7%). Compare that with a poll that Rasmussen released in early November of 2008. According to the poll, 33.8% percent of people saw themselves as Republicans, 41.4% as Democrats, and 24.7% as non-affiliated. The difference was Democrats with a plus 7.6% advantage... In November of 2010, Republicans made huge gains in the House and some in the Senate....
  • FBI Race Facts, MURDER STATISTICS, and Zimmerman. VANITY.

    04/06/2012 11:25:48 PM PDT · by golux · 29 replies
    FBI Statistics ^ | 4.6.12 | golux / FBI
    According to the FBI's most recent statistics, where available, twice as many whites are murdered by blacks, numerically, as blacks by whites in the U.S. In the case of 2010 (where reported) 447 vs 218. This means, statistically, that a black (man in this case) is well over 100% more likely to kill a white man than the other way around. BUT WAIT! This math is not complete. Let us also remember that blacks are a "minority" population, representing only 12.8% of the US population. Suppose not so different in Florida. If we devise a "killing per race per race...
  • Racial Murder Statistics the Left and Others don't want you to know (Vanity)

    03/27/2012 4:47:25 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 56 replies
    March 27,2012 | justanotherokie
    I spent a little time browsing FBI Crime Stats for 2010(Last year that has been finalized) and made some interesting discoveries. Did you know that 90% of blacks are murdered by blacks, and 83% of whites are murdered by whites? Did you know that there are 14.82 murders per 100K by blacks versus 2.17 per 100K for whites? Per capita there are 7x more murders committed by blacks than whites. I didn’t make this up. It comes directly from the FBI. I just cut the numbers in a more revealing manner.
  • Trayvon Martin shooting case draws Jesse Jackson to Orlando area - Says Trayvon a "martyr"

    03/25/2012 1:36:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 61 replies · 1+ views ^ | Jeff Kunerth | March 25, 2012
    Civil-rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson took the microphone shortly before noon today at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Eatonville and pronounced slain teen-ager Trayvon Martin to be a martyr. "Martyrs have power," Jackson said near the end of his hour-long sermon. "He represents all of us." Dressed in a dark gray suit and blue tie, Jackson began his address with a chant: "Stop the violence. Save the Children. Keep hope alive!" "How do we go from a moment to a movement that creates fundamental change," Jackson asked the capacity crowd, estimated at 1,600 people. "If it's a moment,...
  • China, Marx, USA or Scandinavia?

    03/24/2012 6:40:20 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 19 replies · 1+ views
    03/24/2012 | WesternCulture
    Everyone knows the US today is the single most powerful nation on Earth and corners of Europe like Switzerland, Scandinavia and Luxemburg are the richest (yes, Qatar is pretty rich too). But what part, if any, will lead the World in say 200 years from now? Marxists claim the US is heading for a fall. Perhaps it is, but don't expect North Korea or Cuba to take its place. Hundreds of times, I've been telling members of this forum what is right about Scandinavia. We dare to stand up for freedom of speech, we dare to fight Islamofascism, we dare...
  • Planned Parenthood President Misleads on Its Own Abortion Stats

    03/18/2011 8:13:19 AM PDT · by julieee · 7 replies ^ | March 18, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood President Misleads on Its Own Abortion Stats Washington, DC -- The president of the national Planned Parenthood abortion business mislead readers of a Texas publication in a new interview where Cecile Richards purposefully underestimated the size of the abortion business.
  • Nothing New: Iraq Body Count has been on this for years

    10/24/2010 11:22:58 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 6 replies
    Religio-Political Talk (RPT) ^ | 10-22-2010 | Papa Giorgio
    These WikiLeaks are about the same numbers the Iraq Body Count have? Are people in the media idiots? I have been referencing these in debates with libs for years...
  • FACT CHECK: Dueling polls and dubious stats

    02/25/2010 2:14:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 436+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/10 | Calvin Woodward and Jim Drinkard - ap
    WASHINGTON – Beware of politicians quoting poll numbers. That was one lesson from the White House health policy conference Thursday as lawmakers in both parties cherry-picked survey results, ignored contrary findings and presented public opinion, which is highly nuanced on these questions, as a slam-dunk. Claims, counterclaims and statistics flew through the room in the daylong talkfest by President Barack Obama and lawmakers from both parties. Some didn't hold up to the facts. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada suggested his party hasn't been preparing to do an end-run around the normal legislative process to pass a health care...
  • Please post charts and stats regarding Obama

    02/14/2010 6:41:13 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 230 replies · 1,872+ views
    February 14, 2010
    I will start.
  • Why scientists lie -- and what to do about it

    12/01/2009 3:28:49 AM PST · by Scanian · 13 replies · 792+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 01, 2009 | Paul Shlichta
    The recent revelations of misrepresentation by CRU scientists about research on climate change should come as no surprise. Scientists, like all human beings, are sometimes tempted to lie or cheat and occasionally they succumb to those temptations. Actually, scientists don't do too badly. According to a recent analysis of surveys of scientific misconduct: "In surveys asking about the behavior of colleagues, fabrication, falsification, and modification [of data] had been observed, on average, by over 14% of respondents, and other questionable practices [such as 'dropping data points based on a gut feeling', and 'changing the design, methodology or results of a...
  • The Most Outrageously Outrageous Stat Counting Ever

    11/04/2009 2:48:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies · 829+ views ^ | November 4,2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Now these are OUTRAGEOUS stats. The White House has come up with a new spin on jobs created or saved and well … imagine you’re in an economics class and you turn in a paper that says this. Now imagine your Professor laughing (yes, even the liberal ones), and then imagine the “F” you are going to get on your transcript. Hot Air has this covered. I post it only because you must not miss it. Because for sure … if I didn’t point it out you most assuredly would believe it’s made up. Now … your job has been...
  • Obama Misreads Stats: ' US One of Largest Muslim States' (one of the smallest)

    06/03/2009 8:10:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies · 1,662+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 6/3/09 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    U.S. President Barack Obama, two days before an historic visit to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, told a French television interviewer, “If you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." However, statistics show that there are less than eight million Muslims in the U.S., representing barely 2.5 percent of the total population of 304 million. The site claims there are 10 million Muslims in the U.S., larger than most other estimates but still representing only 3.3 percent of the population.
  • Swine flu in Mexico stats overblown

    05/03/2009 11:01:33 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 40 replies · 987+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-02-09 | Mataharley
    In a stunning New York Times headline today comes the antidote of reality.... Outbreak in Mexico May Be Smaller Than Feared oh noooooo... say it ain't so?! What, no mass death headed our way? What will Kathleen Sebelius do now after her "expect many more deaths" prediction... "twitter" her thumbs? Why just last week, here's a breathless Anderson Cooper on CNN Over "1000" people in Mexico back on April 24th, and "68" people have died..... A day later, the New York Times chimes in: Mexican officials, scrambling to control a swine flu outbreak that has killed as many as 61...
  • Poor (Poverty) Statistics

    02/17/2009 10:40:11 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies · 1,690+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | February 17, 2009 | Nicholas Eberstadt
    With the economy in an ominous recession of uncertain depth and duration, the incidence of material hardship in America will surely spike in the year (or years) ahead. But amazingly, Washington lacks the statistical tools to assess--and thus address efficiently--the coming surge in need. ... According to official figures, America's lowest poverty rate ever was in 1973, at 11.1%; in 2006, a prerecession year, America's official poverty rate was 12.3%. This is nonsense with decimal points. Does anyone seriously believe that a smaller fraction of Americans lived in absolute poverty in 1973 than today? According to the Census Bureau, inflation-adjusted...
  • Suit Alleges Fresno Police Misreport Crimes

    01/29/2009 1:30:29 PM PST · by Enterprise · 9 replies · 437+ views
    KMPH TV ^ | Jan 28, 2009 | Clint Olivier and Winston Whitehurst
    "We need a true picture of what is going on in our city and if they're not correctly or appropriately classifying crimes, then we don't have a true picture of the crime in the City of Fresno," Rayma Church said. Church says Manfredi has been targeted for retaliation because while on the stand in previous cases, he'd blown the whistle on officers he said were falsifying police records."
  • SOME GOOD NEWS Crime is Declining

    01/13/2009 9:49:18 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 398+ views ^ | 01/12/09 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "For the second year in a row, our Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report shows that violent crimes, property crimes, and arsons are declining. Nationwide, violent crime fell 3.5 percent and property crime 2.5 percent during the first six months of the year; the full 2008 report will be available in the fall. Each of the specific crimes measured by the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program—murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson—decreased during the first half of 2008 as compared to the same time frame in 2007. Here are some of...
  • (Lib Media Alert): Baseball stats guru sees election landslide for Barack Obama

    11/02/2008 6:14:16 AM PST · by Publius804 · 29 replies · 864+ views ^ | November 1st 2008 | ANDY MARTINO
    Baseball stats guru Nate Silver sees election landslide for Barack Obama BY ANDY MARTINO DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER Saturday, November 1st 2008 The Tampa Bay Rays and Barack Obama have made 2008 the year of the surprise contender, though one man predicted both successes before nearly anyone else - and he sees a general election landslide for Obama over John McCain on Tuesday. In February, baseball analyst Nate Silver predicted that the long-pathetic Rays would win 88 games in 2008. Three months later, a blogger calling himself "Poblano" ignored that Hillary Clinton's campaign against Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination...
  • December 31, 2003: What's More Costly than Iraq?

    02/04/2008 6:56:22 AM PST · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 9 replies · 267+ views ^ | December 31, 2003
    I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I have included the URL's for verification of the following : 1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year. 2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. 3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens. /fiscalexec.html 4. $12 Billion dollars a year...
  • Interesting stats from FR postings (no claim for the accuracy)

    01/18/2008 5:42:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 90 replies · 255+ views ^ | Jan.,2008 | Darwincentral
    Granted, the numbers are way bigger But, what sticks out are the ~400 busiest posters.. Let's have a look at the Top 15: kathyinalaska : 30,156 (83 p.d.) luvw : 25,212 (69 p.d.) nwarizonagranny : 25,126 (69 p.d.) pissant : 23,461 (64 p.d.) mylife : 23,038 (63 p.d.) chicagoconservative2: 20,998 (57 p.d.) cindy : 17,721 (49 p.d.) salvation : 17,653 (48 p.d) sunkenciv : 17,519 (48 p.d.) sandrat : 17,374 (47 p.d.) fuddfan : 17,147 (47 p.d.) clintnsuhks :17,118 (45 p.d.) stephenjohnbanker: 16,233 (44 p.d.) calpernia : 16,073 (44 p.d.) eternalvigilance : 15,319 (42 p.d.) That takes some persistence!
  • 1 in 5 Pregnancies Worldwide Ends in Abortion, Study Says

    10/12/2007 9:06:25 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 57 replies · 675+ views
    FOX ^ | 10/12/07 | Unknown
    One in five pregnancies worldwide and one in three pregnancies in Europe ends in abortion, according to a new study published in a special female-focused issue of the Lancet. The study also found that, on average, 90 percent of women worldwide will have an abortion before the age of 45, based on 2003 data. However, many women will have had multiple abortions and many none at all to come to this average. Although the statistics may seem startling, worldwide rates of induced abortion actually fell 17 percent from 46 million to 42 million between 1995 and 2003. Unsafe abortion has...
  • BARRY BONDS: HOMER-BY-HOMER (plus the obligatory YouTube mocking)

    08/08/2007 10:03:28 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 39 replies · 1,343+ views
    SOURCE NO DATE OPP FIRST LAST ING 1 6-04-1986 ATL Craig McMurtry 5 2 6-06-1986 NYM Ron Darling 5 3 6-09-1986 CHC Scott Sanderson 5 4 6-16-1986 STL Danny Cox 3 5 6-19-1986 MON Bryn Smith 4 6 6-30-1986 PHI Charles Hudson 1 7 7-05-1986 LAD Orel Hershiser 2 8 7-25-1986 SF Roger Mason 3 9 8-04-1986 MON Jay Tibbs 5 10 8-07-1986 MON Bob Sebra 5 11 8-11-1986 CHC Jamie Moyer 2 12 8-12-1986 CHC Scott Sanderson 1 13 8-14-1986 PHI Charles Hudson 1 14 8-30-1986 HOU Jim Deshaies 5 15 9-10-1986 STL Tim Conroy 1 16 9-23-1986...
  • Educational ineptitude, Cont'd [Education majors have the lowest SAT scores of any college major]

    06/15/2007 10:38:16 AM PDT · by grundle · 104 replies · 1,282+ views ^ | May 19, 2004 | Walter Williams
    The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) compiles loads of statistics on education. The NCES "Digest of Education Statistics" Table 136 shows average SAT scores by student characteristics for 2001. Students who select education as their major have the lowest SAT scores of any major (964). Math majors have the highest (1174).
  • 98 Percent Of All Domestically Eradicated Marijuana Is "Ditchweed," DEA Admits

    09/10/2006 10:57:05 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 199 replies · 4,064+ views
    98 Percent Of All Domestically Eradicated Marijuana Is "Ditchweed," DEA Admits September 7, 2006 - Washington, DC, USA Washington, DC: More than 98 percent of all of the marijuana plants seized by law enforcement in the United States is feral hemp not cultivated cannabis, according to newly released data by the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program and the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics. According to the data, available online at:, of the estimated 223 million marijuana plants destroyed by law enforcement in 2005, approximately 219 million were classified as "ditchweed," a term the agency uses to...
  • The Statistics on Homosexuality and Its Effects

    05/20/2006 5:48:31 PM PDT · by tenn2005 · 8 replies · 513+ views
    National Morality. Com ^ | May 2006 | Catholic Apologetics International
    Some statistics about the Homosexual lifestyle:
  • So... where are all the Jews? [Maps of distribution of religions in the US]

    04/23/2006 6:27:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 81 replies · 8,232+ views
    Want to know where to find the highest concentrations of Muslims in the United States?  How about counties that are (yowza) more than 50% Baptist?  The American Ethnic Geography course at Valparaiso university has the question covered. Having come out of a background in geology, I'm always convinced that no question can be solved without looking at a map, and these maps are fascinating. Some of the answers you get from looking at the maps are expected.  Yes, Utah really is populated by Mormons to an astounding degree, with most counties boasting more 50% adherents to the LDS church.  But...
  • Huge dip in U.S. deaths startles experts (Fewer People Dying under Bush Administration)

    04/22/2006 9:38:28 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 29 replies · 1,059+ views
    ATLANTA -- In what appears to be an amazing success for American medicine, preliminary government figures released Wednesday showed that the annual number of deaths in the U.S. dropped by nearly 50,000 in 2004 -- the biggest decline in nearly 70 years. The 2 percent decrease, reported by the National Center for Health Statistics, came as a shock to many, because the U.S. is aging, growing in population and getting fatter. In fact, some experts said they suspect the numbers may not hold up when a final report is released later this year. Nevertheless, center officials said the statistics, based...
  • Draft and Combine tidbits

    02/21/2006 2:51:50 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 19 replies · 347+ views ^ | 20 Feb 2006 | Gil Brandt
    Over the past 10 drafts, 2,521 players have been selected from 254 schools. 13 schools have had 39 or more players selected. 1. Tennessee -- 64 2. Florida State -- 62 3. Ohio State -- 61 4. Miami (Fla.) -- 60 5. Florida -- 56 6. Nebraska -- 54 7. Georgia -- 51 8. Michigan -- 45 9. Notre Dame -- 44 10. Southern Cal -- 40 11. Texas A&M -- 40 12. Wisconsin -- 40 13. Oklahoma -- 39 These 13 schools account for 26.2 percent of all players drafted (656 of 2,521) In the past ten drafts, there...
  • The 2005 Dubious Data Awards

    12/30/2005 9:21:31 PM PST · by tbird5 · 9 replies · 552+ views
    STATS ^ | December 22 2005 | Staff
    STATS Sets The Record Straight on the Year's Biggest Science Reporting Flubs WASHINGTON, DC - America’s so-called methamphetamine epidemic was the worst example of media stressing shock over substance in 2005 science journalism, according to the annual “Dubious Data Awards,” issued by the Statistical Assessment Service (STATS) at George Mason University. STATS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving public understanding of science and statistics . Each December STATS issues a list of scientific studies that were mishandled by the media during the preceding year. This year’s “Dubious Data Awards” detailing the worst examples of shoddy science reporting...
  • Composite U.S. Demographics

    12/29/2005 8:38:22 PM PST · by doug from upland · 29 replies · 1,045+ views ^ | Dec. 2005
    < Return to homepage Composite U.S. Demographics Introduction This table lists some major demographic groupings in the United States. Race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and other factors are factors in personal and group identity. This table is unusual in that it presents a merged list of these factors. This more accurately reflects actual American society, in which most people belong to more than one group. All individuals can be classified into multiple groupings below. This list is not comprehensive. Please write to suggest additional groups. Group Number Percent ofU.S. population Total 1 284,800,000 100.0 % English-at-home speakers 6 245,497,600 86.2...
  • B16 By the Numbers: Initial Reviews Are Very Good

    12/28/2005 5:15:01 PM PST · by NYer · 30 replies · 760+ views
    WTL ^ | December 28, 2005
    The Prefecture of the Papal Household -- still headed, for now, by Milwaukee-born Archbishop James Harvey -- this morning released the annual tally of attendance figures for papal events in 2005. Due to the interregnum, to be precise, the figures accounted solely for events (general audiences, liturgical celebrations and the Angelus) presided over by Benedict XVI as Pope. John Paul II held his last on-the-ground public function on 31 January, the day before he was admitted to the Policlinico Gemelli, when he presided at a general audience in the Paul VI Hall. Any way you slice them, the '05 numbers...
  • Death toll from road accidents 390 times that from terrorism: study

    11/30/2005 9:51:32 PM PST · by Flavius · 32 replies · 610+ views
    breibart ^ | 12.1.05 | na
    The body count from road accidents in developed economies is 390 times higher than the death toll in these countries from international terrorism, says a study appearing in a specialist journal, Injury Prevention. In 2001, as many people died every 26 days on American roads as died in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, it says. ADVERTISEMENT Researchers led by Nick Wilson of Otago University, New Zealand, trawled through a US State Department database of deaths caused by international terrorism, and compared this with an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development database on road crash deaths among 29 OECD countries. The...
  • Statistically speaking, you won't believe this

    09/27/2005 10:11:47 PM PDT · by JRios1968 · 24 replies · 636+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 23 Sep 2005 | ALASTAIR JAMIESON
    ONE in three people does not believe official statistics according to a survey ... by the Office for National Statistics. Only four in ten trust government figures - suggesting that spin doctors have created a climate of public distrust about official statistics, even when the data is accurate. Just 17 per cent think government figures such as hospital waiting lists and reported crimes are produced without any political interference and only 14 per cent feel such figures are used honestly. But the report itself highlighted a common pitfall of statistical analysis: one third of those surveyed said they "didn't know"...
  • Michael Novak: A Fuller Picture - Beginning to understand what we are seeing in New Orleans

    09/07/2005 10:54:30 AM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 15 replies · 2,526+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 07, 2005 | Michael Novak
    There has been something askew in the reporting from New Orleans. It has bothered me for a week now. Finally, when I took a look at the 2000 census data on New Orleans, a lot became clearer. According to the Census, the population of New Orleans in 2000 was 485,000 of whom 326,000 were black, 136,000 white, and the remaining ten thousand or so each, Asian or Hispanic. If 75-80 percent of the population evacuated the city safely before the storm hit, as everybody is reporting, that means that far more than half the black population escaped safely before the...
  • Demographic Breakdown of New Orleans

    09/02/2005 4:14:33 PM PDT · by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 · 152 replies · 7,031+ views ^ | 9/2/05
    With so many reports and stories over race and demographics in New Orleans, a demographic snapshot is in order to inject some facts into the discussions. Ineach of the three data points below, the first figure is New Orleans, the second figure is Louisiana, the third figure is the USA average. GENDER Pct New Orleans ... Pct Louisanna ... Pct USA Male 46.9 48.4 49.1 Female 53.1 51.6 50.9 The female to male ratio is higher in NO than both the Louisiana Average and the USA average. (Notice all the single moms in the photos). AGE 15 or younger Pct...
  • U.S. Active Military Deaths 1980-2004 (Rush talked about this today)

    08/25/2005 8:29:08 PM PDT · by edmond246 · 46 replies · 4,083+ views
    Take a look at this chart (PDF File). Rush talked about the figures during the 2pm EDT of his show today. Shocking figures.
  • Looking for Statistics on Political Breakdown of Generations X and Y: Please Help

    08/07/2005 12:32:20 PM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 9 replies · 461+ views
    As I said, I am looking for statistics on how Generation X and Y votes, whom it supports and critical political issues for them. If you know of any, please post them here.
  • Independence Day By The Numbers

    07/04/2005 4:38:44 PM PDT · by Asphalt · 4 replies · 357+ views
    KWTX ^ | 7/4/05
    Americans will celebrate Independence Day with food, fireworks and fun, and the U.S. Census Bureau is keeping track of the numbers. Here’s some Holiday trivia from the bureau: 1776 296.5 MILLION Projected number of U.S. residents on this July 4th. Back in July 1776, there were about 2.5 million people living in the colonies. (2005 population from unpublished data; 1776 population from Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970.) THE FOURTH OF JULY COOKOUT 150 MILLION Number of hot dogs (all varieties) expected to be consumed by Americans on the Fourth. (That’s one frankfurter for every two...
  • GM Reports 558,092 Deliveries in June, Up 41 Percent

    07/02/2005 2:21:58 PM PDT · by pure_capitalist · 67 replies · 1,244+ views
    Click on the link and scroll down to see model-by-model sales stats.
  • Need help finding Election 2004 info..

    12/23/2004 8:46:38 PM PST · by GoCocks · 4 replies · 339+ views
    Does anyone know the breakdown in % vote for Bush by Republicans and by Democrats. I'm in an argument with some lib that says Republicans voted in lower % for Bush this time around. I realize it's obvious that if he got 60 million votes that his Republican turnout increased. But you know liberals. Sorry for wasting FR's bandwith, Thanks... Go Cocks