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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:53 am

Rob Lister wrote:Isle of Man.
Yep.

I wonder if Rwanda is really such a crime-free zone though. Perhaps nobody bothers to report crimes there because the police can't be relied on to do anything useful about it. Or maybe the police fudge the statistics. (Sorry if I'm pre-judging the matter).

Do you really think the streets of Rwanda are safer than Sweden or Canada or Denmark?
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:27 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:Isle of Man.
Yep.

I wonder if Rwanda is really such a crime-free zone though. Perhaps nobody bothers to report crimes there because the police can't be relied on to do anything useful about it. Or maybe the police fudge the statistics. (Sorry if I'm pre-judging the matter).

Do you really think the streets of Rwanda are safer than Sweden or Canada or Denmark?
The department of state thinks low to moderate crime.
https://www.osac.gov/pages/ContentRepor ... ?cid=14038
Overall Crime and Safety Situation

Rwanda has a low-to-moderate amount of crime, which is predominantly non-violent. Pick-pocketing in crowded public places is common, as is petty theft from cars, hotel rooms, and other public places, including churches. Although violent crimes such as carjacking, robbery, rape, and home invasion do occur, they are rarely committed against foreigners. Over the past year, however, the Embassy has received several reports of late night assaults and robberies involving pedestrians, primarily in, but not limited to, the Kiyovu district of Kigali. The Embassy has also noted an increase in reported residential burglary attempts throughout Kigali.
And to your speculation that crimes are just not being reported, it appears you are spot on.
Despite professionalization and capacity building initiatives, the RNP lacks specialized skills, such as investigation, counter-terrorism, bomb disposal, and forensics. The RNP’s material resources are extremely limited, and police are unable to respond to an emergency call in a timely manner. A mix of defense and police elements conduct presence patrols in the city but are more focused on preventing terrorism than crime. Community watch groups also patrol neighborhoods to prevent residential crime. Police will often direct a victim to the nearest police station to register a complaint in person, as they are unable to respond to the caller. The RNP leadership acknowledges these challenges and is striving to improve its operations and reputation.
Still, not a terrible place to visit. Sure, they had this little genocide problem dating back a few years, but that's all in the past now. And really, who doesn't have the occasional genocide?

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Post by Doctor X » Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:15 pm

It was NOT a genocide!

Bill Clinton said so!!!

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by WildCat » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:48 pm

Thought-provoking Chicago graphs:

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:08 am

More shootings during hot weather.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by WildCat » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:22 am

Anaxagoras wrote:More shootings during hot weather.
Yep, imagine if we had Florida's weather!

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

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Post by Pyrrho » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:08 pm

Heh. The other day I had a PhD insist to all concerned that iPad screen aspect ratio and Android screen aspect ratio were the same.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by shemp » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:12 pm

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:18 pm

So, shemp, do you have Bluetooth on your Pop Tarts, or are you still rocking Hot Pockets?
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:05 am

Yeah, that financial crisis thing is a bit dated.

It ended up costing little or nothing (or maybe even a small profit) because most of the bailouts were paid back and with interest too.

The worst case estimate, would have to have been an Armageddon scenario. That's like nobody paid any of it back.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:40 pm

Not real time but updated daily
http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/

Makes me heart go pitter-patter

Clicking the link above and mousing over the dials gives explanation as to what each is measuring.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Witness » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:29 am

^Nice find, Rob.


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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Doctor X » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:06 am

I am surprised there are that many shark attacks in the US midwest.







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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Witness » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:40 pm

Doctor X wrote:I am surprised there are that many shark attacks in the US midwest.
It's the Prairie shark, Carcharodon pratensis Agassiz…


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