Census Data - a "hilarious" read

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    The 2011 Statistical Abstract: State Rankings

    Anyone who hasn't visited the "US Census Bureau" should. It's filled with fascinating data and statistics all ranked by state.

    Get it? Ranked by state. This is actual data people went out and collected.

    AVERAGE ANNUAL PAY
    PERSONS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
    PERSONS 25 YEARS OLD AND OVER WITH A BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR MORE(oops)
    VIOLENT CRIMES 1 PER 100,000 POPULATION
    MOBILE HOMES, PERCENT OF TOTAL HOUSING UNITS(hilarious)
    TRAFFIC FATALITIES PER 100 MILLION VEHICLE MILES
    GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY STATE IN CURRENT DOLLARS

    Some of the result are pretty shocking, others are expected. The next time Conservatives go on about how "responsible they are and how many degrees they think they have", just go to this site to find out the truth. Believe me, it's not only interesting, but between what they say and what the data shows, the "entertainment" value alone is worth the time it takes to look up the truth.

    Judging by the data from, "MOBILE HOMES, PERCENT OF TOTAL HOUSING UNITS", people living in Red States are the most "mobile" in the world".
     
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    I seem to recall the right touting the mobile work force for the new millenia, I guess that is what they were referring to, or migrant workers of some type.
     
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    yea, they're all just trailer trash right Mr. Carville? ...


    you guys need therapy...seriously.
     
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    Different strokes fro different folks. Personally, when I want to read something that makes me laugh, I go for Terry Pratchett, P G Wodehouse, Douglas Adams, or if I am feeling in a really sardonic and snarky mood, Ring Lardner.

    The idea of reading income statistics for a giggle strikes me as being kind of weird. All kinds of types make up a world.

    One of these types is the spectacularly ignorant who thinks he is smarter than anyone else. That kind of dolt is comedy gold.

    What is the funny part anyway? District of Columbia's infant mortality rate of 11% A place with a 48% rate in folks with BS degrees. The unemployment rate is given for 2008. In these days of 9% unemployment with length of time jobless stretching out to levels not seen since the 30s, 5 and 6% unemployment rates are a quaint memory.
     
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    Eeee-up! (Pausing to take a drag on my Marlboro and a break from my nebuliser)...

    We uns just never did have a hankerin' to put down no roots and we sho nuff just am glad and proud that we get ta be near the likes a som-un like y'all. Yo sho nuff got the sma'ts! Sho nuff do. Weeeeee dowggies!

    I got a cousin name a Jethro 'n' he got the third grade. Sma't as a whip he is. He's what they call a six percenter. Got him a scientific schoolin' degree 'n' all.

    He's jus' like y'all. Real sma't!

    It sho is nice a y'all to put up with us. We uns know our betters when we see um, 'n' yall sho nuff is that.

    (The above is the response that RDean expects to hear. Isn't it wonderful that he is so open minded, free of classism and willing to find the worth of the individual free of preconcieved bias?)
     
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    Actually, it's the response dean DOES hear. :lol:
     
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    You sure do seem to take a lot of pleasure in what you feel is human misery.
     
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    MOBILE HOME:
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    Looks better then all those housing projects Democrats love to put minorities in.
     
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    Statistics can tell a story for those who can read them.

    But generally the FAITH BASED among us don't come to them honestly.

    They'll read into the stats what they expect to read.

    They'll be careful to avoid those stats that do not support their POV.

    And that is the best case, because as I hope we all know...many statistics we read are largely BULLSHIT.

    Remember, when everybody told us that 50,000 children were being abducted every year?

    Rember how we read that in " mainstream" press?

    Now think about it.

    60,000 died in Vietnam over 12 years and anybody my age KNEW at least one person who idied there.

    But damned FEW of us know anybody whose child was ABDUCTED by child molestors.

    And they were telling us that 50,000 kids a year were being abducted by STRANGERS?!?!

    There's lies, damned lies and statistics, folks.

    Know your source and even then...be skeptical.
     
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    define 'faith based'....
     

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