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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:23 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:The last graph about the poor is a no-brainer. There are, after all, minimum requirements, with minimum costs. That doesn't change because you make less.

Viewing any of these as a function of income percentage is interesting, but I wonder too what it looks like in terms of actual dollars. So, a little work to work it backward

US: $1923 (seems low for me)
UK: $1960 (seems really low for AC [fat bastard])
Fr: $3397 (holy shit)

SA: $688
Look at the right hand side on the second to last one.
$217. And that's household income. And those are crowded houses. I'm going to send them a fucking sandwich.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by MrMonty » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:54 pm

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What the fuck is going on in Kansas!?

That is thought provoking. It's easy to get sarcastic about such an outlier but I wonder if this is a flaw in the data or there is some very popular or insanely fast internet proxy there that folks like Pyrrho and Matt use for surfing porn at work.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:40 am

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Hmm… some strange categories. :shock:
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by WildCat » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:52 am

Witness wrote:Image

Hmm… some strange categories. :shock:
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by MrMonty » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:28 pm

"Nerdiest" how the fuck is that even quantified and why the fuck would that be "worst?" Does that mean we are the least nerdiest state?
And "Porn usage" in that almost-square state? I bet they use it the most, not the least, so that doesn't make sense.

Call me pedantic, but it seems to me this shows what states are best at and I take umbrage at the above two being portrayed as negative traits.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by WildCat » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:49 pm

MrMonty wrote:"Nerdiest" how the fuck is that even quantified and why the fuck would that be "worst?" Does that mean we are the least nerdiest state?
It's kind of like spotting the worst poker player at the table, if you can't figure out who it is it's probably you.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by jacks » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:26 pm

WildCat I don't care who you rob as long as you pay your taxes.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:12 pm

A very misleading map. In many cases, the whole state is getting the rap for one or two big cities.

Examples:

Robbery -- Chicago.

Daily Commute -- New York City.

Homeless Population -- Seattle and Tacoma.

But binge drinking in Wisconsin? That's right on the money. 8)
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by WildCat » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:09 pm

jacks wrote:WildCat I don't care who you rob as long as you pay your taxes.
It's the high taxes in Illinois that forces us to rob people, so we can pay the taxes.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Witness » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:37 am

For you all soon-to-be old farts:

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:37 pm

Yeah, that's why some states are trying to bust teacher unions.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by WildCat » Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:26 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Yeah, that's why some states are trying to bust teacher unions.
Pensions need to go away and replaced with 401(k) plans. At least until such time as we develop the ability to see the future so returns on investment can be accurately predicted. As well as double dipping, late career pension boosts, etc etc.

Illinois is imploding under the pension debt, it's at the point where promised benefits cannot possibly be made. Every man, woman, and child is on the hook for about $30K and that's growing every day. Worst funded pensions in the country. People and corporations are already fleeing the state because there is no future here so long as those pensions are hanging over everyone's head.

Which leads us to the next post and another thought-provoking graph...
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by WildCat » Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:31 pm

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This is what happens when politicians can't say "no" to the government employee unions and make promises they don't have a prayer of keeping. Debt increases alomng with the unfunded obligations, and more tax revenue cannot be collected because people and corporations (jobs) are fleeing the state because even more crushing tax increases are expected in a desperate attempt to raise money. The death spiral has begun!

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:09 pm

What's the common denominator?

I'm a little surprised that Virginia is above average in the desire to move. It must be greatly swayed by very unhappy folks in the northern Arlington area. Asswipes, all of them. A meeting place for every sociopath in America.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:00 pm

I think the common denominator is the economy.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by DrMatt » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:45 pm

Never before have graphs been so provoked by a thought.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:22 am

There's lots of stuff they could have chosen the USA for, but they chose serial killers.

Looks like they overlooked Venezuela. And a few other countries in Central/South America.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:27 pm

Back to the food thing, I found this:
The latest round of inflation hysteria (which you should be ignoring for these eight reasons) is especially focused on the rising price of certain foods. The interesting thing about food is that the general category contains many many many different commodities. So at any given time it's almost certainly going to be the case that the price of something or other — pork or milk or wheat or what have you — is skyrocketing.

But here's a chart of expenditures on food as a share of all disposable income:
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Accompanying article here:

http://www.vox.com/2014/7/19/5916211/fo ... affordable
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:36 pm

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Still stone-age biology…


Thieved from http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/c ... 1912f46ad# (original interactive), which has also a Global Urban Population map, and Plane Birdstrike statistics. :D
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