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A pro-gun news article that uses an abortion chart to illustrate how charts can be misleading. Hmmmm..... maybe not surprising they are a Right Wing Think Tank.

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

For what its worth his explanation of 2-axis charts is BS (not debating the subject matter itself). The two-charts he shows a) illustrate two completely different data points, b) are more representative of the 1st S&P chart that he says is wrong than the 2nd one that he says is right and c) are highly dependent upon the chosen 'start date' (probably intentionally).

A good statistician can make number show anything they want...

His chart...
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Different Start Point... Different Scales ... Different Picture.
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By the way what exactly does a Right/Left wing Think Tank actually mean? ... how can you be a think tank but be biased one way or another... Right/Left wing propganda generators would be more accurate.

All I can say to this is correlation doesn't imply causation.

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One of the things I find really scary about Facebook and to a lesser extent anybodies favorite news channel is exactly what they are highlighting. It's not surprising that the most of your friends have similar views on life as you do, so what ends up happening is your page gets filled up with their posts, which not surprisingly nearly all support your point of view you. It doesnt take long before you start to believe that point of view is the correct point of view, if only because your not getting any other point of view. I did a bad job of explaining that but I think you know what I mean. Also when I say 'you' above I didn't mean anybody in particular, I meant everybody. I believe this phenomenon effects everybody no matter what their point of view.

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One of the things I find really scary about Facebook and to a lesser extent anybodies favorite news channel is exactly what they are highlighting. It's not surprising that the most of your friends have similar views on life as you do, so what ends up happening is your page gets filled up with their posts, which not surprisingly nearly all support your point of view you. It doesnt take long before you start to believe that point of view is the correct point of view, if only because your not getting any other point of view. I did a bad job of explaining that but I think you know what I mean. Also when I say 'you' above I didn't mean anybody in particular, I meant everybody. I believe this phenomenon effects everybody no matter what their point of view.

Dude you say point of view one more time and my head will explode.

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NYTimes:- Guns in Your 401(k)? The Push to Divest Grows

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In attacking the gun industry, Ms. James is taking a page from other successful efforts to pressure “sin” industries like cigarettes and coal. While seeking divestments has long been popular, they have had little direct impact, according to studies, despite the headlines they often generate.

But efforts to prevent banks and other financing sources from lending money to certain companies has been far more effective. For instance, as chronicled in this column earlier this year, a number of advocacy groups successfully ended the practice of mountaintop removal of coal in Appalachia, an environmentally devastating practice, by pressuring banks like Bank of America, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Credit Suisse to choke off funding, which they did over nearly a decade of pressure.

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BREAKING NEWS
The governor of Connecticut says he will ban people on federal terror lists from buying firearms in the state

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/nyregion/connecticut-to-ban-gun-sales-to-those-on-federal-terrorism-lists.html

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I saw news on Twitter that Obama is going to use an executive order to close some firearm loopholes (maybe gun show and preventing others on certain lists from buying?).

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It's not surprising that the most of your friends have similar views on life as you do

Also doesn't help with mainstream news just repeats whatever is on the prompter. I know most American's don't realize the true source of their daily news being fed to them, or just how restrictive/controlling it is. So naturally, when the entire country is being brainwashed (for lack of a better word) by the same message over and over, originating from a minority, then like you said it's not surprising when people start believing it.

Very few people take interest in really understanding politics, and actually reading up on what their government is doing (from all sides, not just from one point of view).



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