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http://pleated-jeans.com/wp-content/upl ... -Shame.png

Hmm… some strange categories. :shock:
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Witness wrote:http://pleated-jeans.com/wp-content/upl ... -Shame.png

Hmm… some strange categories. :shock:
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"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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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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WildCat I don't care who you rob as long as you pay your taxes.
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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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For you all soon-to-be old farts:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/W_0-s ... 48hjye34Eg
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Yeah, that's why some states are trying to bust teacher unions.
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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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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--Dnm5IJLPZE/U ... t_card.png

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!

http://content.gallup.com/origin/gallup ... nsrcwg.png
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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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I think the common denominator is the economy.
http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regiona ... p_0614.png
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Never before have graphs been so provoked by a thought.
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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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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:
http://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/assets/4778498/ ... _cheap.png

Accompanying article here:

http://www.vox.com/2014/7/19/5916211/fo ... affordable
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Medals.png
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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http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w194 ... 6ddcd3.png

:)
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More fun Illinois graphs:
We're Number 50! w00t!!
http://www.illinoispolicy.org/wp-conten ... _FINAL.png

But our unemployment rate went down because a record 21,500 Illinoisans gave up looking for work and thus are no longer part of the workforce!
http://www.illinoispolicy.org/wp-conten ... h_drop.png
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Does "private sector job creation" include illegal aliens?
Yes.
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http://images.sciencedaily.com/2014/07/ ... -large.jpg

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 103917.htm for details.
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Hater hotspots.

http://assets2.bigthink.com/system/idea ... iginal.jpg

http://users.humboldt.edu/mstephens/hate/hate_map.html
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Pyrrho wrote:http://users.humboldt.edu/mstephens/hate/hate_map.html
Cool how all hate is east of the Mississippi.
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The only people worth hating are east of the Mississippi.

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Oh please. Correlation with population density, again.
Yep ( :P ). Here it is, one dot per guy, 2010 census:

http://cdn.citylab.com/media/img/cityla ... _large.jpg
http://www.citylab.com/design/2012/12/m ... rson/4273/

We need relative data.
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Business Insider wrote:This is the deepest and most obvious linguistic divide in America. It's also an example of how everyone in south Florida pronounces things in the northern U.S. style.
http://static3.businessinsider.com/imag ... -style.jpg

More US divides on their page
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Interesting infographic here about incarceration rates and crime rates:

http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/9/13/614 ... ime-states

The big takeaway is that higher rates of incarceration do not correlate with lower rates of crime.
Twenty years ago today, President Bill Clinton signed a massive anti-crime bill that put more Americans in prison.

But two decades later, an analysis from Pew Charitable Trusts found the states that reduced their incarceration rates actually saw bigger crime drops. That doesn't mean less imprisonment leads to less crime. But the findings show there's no credible correlation, and it gives more credence to previous research that found higher threats of incarceration don't actually deter criminal activity.
http://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/flKby6S ... c_v3.0.jpg

It's pretty common knowledge that the US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. On the other hand, crime rates have fallen over the past few decades. But this shows that it would be a mistake to attribute the drop in crime to the increase in incarceration.
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devils in the details. How do they define "crime"?
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ed wrote:devils in the details. How do they define "crime"?
I dunno, like . . . crime is crime, right? Stuff that's against the law.
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Well, some crimes might not result in incarceration. Changing treatment of pot, for example might show, over time, an increase in offenses but a decrease in incarceration. How crimes are treated in relevant. I fucked around with numbers for most of my career and they can be made to sing.
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Worldwide: http://www.numbeo.com/crime/gmaps_rankings_country.jsp
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Witness wrote:Worldwide: http://www.numbeo.com/crime/gmaps_rankings_country.jsp
Rwanda's pretty low there. Georgia too. Lower than Canada, Sweden, Norway.

Japan seems to have the second-lowest rate. There's one country lower than that though. Can you find it? It's not so easy to find.
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Isle of Man.
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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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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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It was NOT a genocide!

Bill Clinton said so!!!

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Enough harassment!
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