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  • Divorce Rate in America: Updated March 2024

    05/31/2024 10:22:27 PM PDT · by Varsity Flight · 37 replies ^ | March 2024 Update | Staff
    Straight forward divorce stats.
  • Houston Police chief resigns, mayor 'shocked' by latest investigation’s revelation

    05/13/2024 11:30:49 PM PDT · by CFW · 29 replies
    Just the News ^ | 5/13/24 | By Bethany Blankley
    Houston’s police chief has resigned after emails obtained by a local news outlet appear to show that he knew about massive failures in the department well before he said he did. Within hours of issuing a statement about the findings, he resigned. In February, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner first announced that the Houston Police Department dropped 264,000 crime reports, including violent crimes and sexual assaults, which weren’t investigated because a “lack of personnel” code was assigned to them, The Center Square reported. In March, new Houston Mayor John Whitmire appointed an independent panel to review an internal HPD investigation...
  • UN Quietly Changes Gaza Actual Casualty a Lot

    05/13/2024 10:53:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/13/2024 | Spencer Brown
    As Townhall reported — and anyone not blinded by rabid anti-Israel and pro-Hamas hatred presumed — the number of women and children killed in the Gaza Strip since Hamas launched its massacre on October 7 is far less than the United Nations or its terrorist sources reported. The UN's Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) quite quietly and without an announcement matching the breathless outrage at and coverage of previously reported (and literally unbelievable) numbers, halved the number of women and children it previously claimed were killed in Gaza amid the war. The more than 14,000 children it said...
  • UN seemingly halves estimate of Gazan women, children killed-The UN also highlighted that the plurality of identified fatalities were men (40%), while children were (32%) and women (20%)

    05/13/2024 6:50:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | MAY 11, 2024 | YUVAL BARNEA
    The United Nations seemingly halved the estimated number of women and children killed in Gaza, according to UN data published on May 6 and 8. The UN published the number of fatalities reported by the Hamas-run Gaza Ministry of Health. The Government Media Office in Gaza and Israeli authorities provided a disclaimer below the data: "The UN has so far not been able to produce independent, comprehensive, and verified casualty figures." On May 6, the UN published data showing that 34,735 people had reportedly been killed in Gaza, including over 9,500 women and over 14,500 children. On May 8, the...
  • It is very hard to believe the government about anything, especially economic statistics

    04/11/2024 9:04:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/11/24 | Jack Hellner
    On Wednesday, the government put out disappointing inflation statistics that show that inflation has accelerated to four-tenths of a percent last month. But that number seems unrealistically low to me. In the numbers, bureaucrats claimed that gasoline prices only went up 1.7% last month, which would be only five cents per gallon. On the New York mercantile exchange, gasoline has risen from around $2.10 per gallon in early January to around $2.75 on March 31st; that is up 30% in three months. Crude oil has risen from around $72 at the end of the year, to $83 at the end...
  • Damned lies and statistics: Analysis shows that the Hamas "statistics" used by Schumer and Biden to attack Netanyahu and Israel are totally bogus

    03/18/2024 9:02:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/18/2024 | Howard J. Warner
    This past Friday, Senator Charles Schumer of New York, the Democrat Majority Leader, and a Jew in the state with the largest Jewish population in this nation, called for the removal of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Though this is interference in democratic Israeli politics, the most disturbing aspect is the idea that underlies this demand. Earlier, President Joe Biden indicated that it was time for him to have a “come to Jesus” moment with Netanyahu. Though it's quite insulting to use this phrase with the Jewish leader of the Jewish State, again the most troubling aspect is the implication...
  • Data distrust surges as Americans reject government collection efforts

    02/28/2024 8:47:36 AM PST · by Twotone · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 27, 2024 | Carol Roth
    “There are three kinds of lies,” Mark Twain famously observed. “Lies, damned lies, and statistics.” You already know that the government's published statistics are not trustworthy. Federal agencies have shifted methodologies over the years, making it hard to compare data sets. In economic modeling, there is a concept called “GIGO” — garbage in, garbage out. And what we have been seeing does seem like a lot of garbage. Then, the number-crunchers perform adjustments, do other kinds of syntheses, and make revisions to that data. A good case could be made that government data has been politicized, too, and some methodologies...
  • The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Mann vs Steyn Trial Day Eleven

    02/01/2024 9:36:54 PM PST · by dadfly · 23 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | February 1, 2024 | Amy K. Mitchell
    Dr. Wyner is a professor, statistician, and, oh, chair of the undergraduate program in statistics and data science. His specialty is probability models. He has worked with ESPN (Money Ball anyone?) and has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the very same NSF of which we've heard so much about the two last weeks. Dr. Wyner knows numbers.
  • Number of “Excess” Americans Dying Young Now Exceeds ALL Post-Vietnam War Losses

    12/19/2023 4:31:18 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    The New American ^ | December 19, 2023 | Selwyn Duke
    “I’d describe it as catastrophic.” So said Food and Drug Administration commissioner Robert Califf in a recent series of tweets about a troubling but ignored problem: the major decline in life expectancy among young, working age people. In fact, the number of “unexpected or, ‘excess,’ deaths, which claimed 158,000 more Americans in the first nine months of 2023 than in the same period in 2019 … exceeds America’s combined losses from every war since Vietnam,” wrote The Hill last week. Some people want this problem to remain ignored, too. Just consider that “America’s chief health manager, the Centers for Disease...
  • Adult Literacy in the United States

    12/06/2023 7:52:04 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 24 replies
    U.S. Department of Education ^ | July 2019 | US Government
    I couldn't help but notice this rather interesting diagram.
  • Visualizing The World As 1,000 People

    11/26/2023 6:46:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Visual Capitalist ^ | 11/26/2023 | Nick Routley and Bruno Venditti
    The world’s population has doubled in size over the last 50 years.In 2022, we reached the mark of 8 billion living on Earth. According to UN estimates, by July 2023, all the people in the world numbered 8,045,311,447.In this map, Visual Capitalist's Nick Routley and Bruno Venditti use population estimates from the United Nations Population Division to illustrate the world’s population as if the Earth had only 1,000 people. Countries with a population of below 7.6 million did not make our cutoff to be visualized, but are included in overall calculations and listed below.Click here to view interactive version of...
  • Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America | Book Review

    11/20/2023 4:07:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | November 17, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America by Gary Kleck, 1991, 511 pages, published by Aldine De Gruter, New York. The softcover version was published by Routledge in 2017. Copies of Point Blank are available at ABEbooks and Used hardcover copies are the least expensive at about $13. Point Blank has been on my reference shelf for about three decades. It is a valuable resource for everyone interested in firearms statistics and legislation. Gary Kleck’s book has large amounts of data, which is difficult to find with an Internet search. The book was published when the Internet was in...
  • Ooops, the Labor Statistics Mirages Comes to a Crashing Halt

    11/03/2023 8:38:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Healthy Skeptic ^ | 11/03/23 | Kevin Roche
    Well, here I am minding my own business, working on a boring venture capital post, when here comes the Bureau of Labor Statistics announcement of October jobs data. The BLS has been working toward a Nobel prize for fiction writing all year, but you can only carry that so far. Maybe they figured that everyone is distracted by Ukraine and Israel or just the latest TikTok videos, but their house of cards can only be towered upward so far, and today’s announcement begins the downfall to reality. “Expectations” were for 180,000 new jobs, according to the survey of businesses. Reality...
  • Trans women sex offenders in Canadian women's prisons stats are actually SHOCKING

    09/22/2023 7:38:48 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 27 replies ^ | 9/22/2023 | Chad Felix Greene
    Search... Trans women sex offenders in Canadian women's prisons stats are actually SHOCKING Chad Felix Greene Now that you mention it, there does seem to be a lot of stories featuring male sex offenders suddenly announcing they are transwomen and being transferred to women's prisons. Who knew it was so high though? 44 percent of trans-identified males in Canadian prisons are sex offenders — Wesley Yang (@wesyang) September 22, 2023 Over half of those sex crimes, are against children. And 41% were killers 💔 And no, these are not female to male convicts. Some of these men raped and...
  • Surveillance for Violent Deaths — National Violent Death Reporting System, 48 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2020

    05/29/2023 2:35:15 AM PDT · by LadyDoc · 4 replies
    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) ^ | May 26,2023 | Liu GS, Nguyen BL, Lyons BH, et al.
    ...Results: For 2020, NVDRS collected information on 64,388 fatal incidents involving 66,017 deaths that occurred in 48 states (46 states collecting statewide data, 35 California counties, and four Texas counties), and the District of Columbia. In addition, information was collected for 729 fatal incidents involving 790 deaths in Puerto Rico. Data for Puerto Rico were analyzed separately. Of the 66,017 deaths, the majority (58.4%) were suicides, followed by homicides (31.3%), deaths of undetermined intent (8.2%), legal intervention deaths (1.3%) (i.e., deaths caused by law enforcement and other persons with legal authority to use deadly force acting in the line of...
  • Let's put mass shooting issue into perspective

    05/04/2023 8:30:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 5/3/2023 1830 hrs edt | Tom Knighton
    Perspective matters, but it’s not difficult to have one’s perspective skewed horribly. All that needs to happen is to have something presented often enough as a massive issue of epic scale and you’ll likely believe it to be so absent anyone showing otherwise. Take mass shootings, as an example. Sure, they’re awful, but many like to pretend they’re the biggest threat to life we have. We simply need to upend our entire lives, forfeit our rights, and anything else demanded because if not, our kids are going to be gunned down. Yet a report trying to pin mass shootings on...
  • That Kaiser Family Foundation Gun Study The Media Love Is Garbage: A Classic Example of How to Lie With Statistics

    04/14/2023 2:13:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/14/2023 | David Harsanyi
    It’s become virtually impossible to find reliable data or polling on gun violence these days. A new Kaiser Family Foundation report being shared by virtually every major media outlet this week offers us a good example of why. The headlines report that “1 in 5 adults” in the United States claim that a “family member” has been “killed” by a gun. And, let’s just say, that’s a highly dubious claim.There are 333 million people living in the United States, and somewhere around 259 million of them are over the age of 18. Twenty percent of those adults equals nearly 52...
  • Variation in fatal police shootings: Explaining all the data, not just some of it

    02/19/2023 4:14:47 PM PST · by karpov · 7 replies
    Substack ^ | February 19, 2023 | Noah Carl
    Since 2015, the Washington Post has been carefully tracking fatal police shootings in the United States. Their database includes over 8,000 cases. If you ignore those where the race and/or sex of the victim are unknown, the demographic breakdown is as follows: • White males = 3,106 • Black males = 1,707 • Asian males = 121 • Native American males = 99 • White females = 192 • Black females = 58 • Asian females = 8 • Native American females = 6 There’s obviously a huge disparity between the sexes, which is evident in all four racial groups....
  • Disconnected From Reality – BLS Employment Report Showing 517,000 Jobs Gained in January is Laughable

    02/05/2023 7:00:33 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 4, 2023 | Sundance
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) published a jobs report yesterday [DATA LINK] that has stunned the professional financial class. However, those who have followed the BLS data assemblies were laughing – not surprised. Eventually, if this continues, the BLS pretzel logic will start using terms like “eleventy.” Throughout 2022, the BLS modified the underlying data they used to assemble their jobs reporting. The latest release shows that 517,000 jobs were gained in the labor market, despite every other economic indicator showing we are in an economy of contraction. The question becomes, why the disconnect? There are two surveys that...

    12/21/2022 7:43:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2022 BY JOHN HINDERAKER
    Joe Biden’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that over a million jobs were created in the second quarter, a heartening statistic that no doubt helped the Democrats in November. But now, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve says that those million jobs were almost entirely fictitious: The Biden administration vastly overstated its estimate that employers created more than 1 million jobs in the second quarter of this year, claiming historic job growth when in fact hiring had stalled, according to a new estimate. Job growth was “essentially flat” in the second quarter with only 10,500 jobs added, the Federal Reserve Bank of...