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[RD] Daily Graphs and Charts

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Winner, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Lohrenswald

    Lohrenswald 老仁森林

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    I am actually lighter than any of the weights on that diagram so I am going to count that as a victory.
     
  2. JohannaK

    JohannaK Careless Whisperer

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    Drinking straws I mean, of course.
     
  3. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    ATMs have replaced enhanced human tellers in the US.

    Bank Tellers vs. ATMs in the U.S. (in thousands)

    Datawrapper/BLS
     
  4. GoodEnoughForMe

    GoodEnoughForMe n.m.s.s.

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  5. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    two things

    1. they should've done numbers... i mean for real

    2. goddammit virginia
     
  6. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    I was just going to ask. Virginia doesn't seem like an execution heavy state. Did something happen?
     
  7. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Spoiler :
     
  8. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    "The U.S. is most competitive where trade barriers are greatest" ?

    That surprises me, I would expect the U.S. do very well in free market-like conditions, not the opposite.
     
  9. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    I think we'd need to read the report behind the graph. The US domestically is very competitive in services. And services is a larger part of the economy now than it is in the past. But many services have effective barriers to foreign trade, even if they are not laws, tariffs, or regulations. Simply put, many services are local, and foreign competition just doesn't apply. But you'd need to see a breakdown by industry to know the real point the author was trying to make.
     
  10. MagisterCultuum

    MagisterCultuum Great Sage

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    Major American companies today are also heavily dependent on the enforcement of monopolies commonly called intellectual property. Technically those are trade barriers. Our "Free Trade Agreements" have focused on strengthening them rather than enabling true free trade.
     
  11. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    "Cell-cell signaling in the 4-cell embryo of C. elegans. The P2 cell produces two signals: (1) the juxtacrine protein APX-1 (Delta), which is bound by GLP-1 (Notch) on the ABp cell, and (2) the paracrine protein MOM-2 (Wnt), which is bound by the MOM-5 (Frizzled) protein on the EMS cell."
     
  12. Domen

    Domen Misico dux Vandalorum

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  13. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Veteran of 1000 psycic wars

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    They look heavy on the chart because they jumped in fast, plus being a smaller area the red dots made a solid red out of it with lower numbers. We don't think of them as execution heavy because despite their fast start they have throttled way back while Texas and Florida started slow but are now getting all the press because they seem to just never be satisfied with the blood they shed.
     
  14. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    A stunning visualization of our divided Congress

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...unning-visualization-of-our-divided-congress/
     
  15. Monsterzuma

    Monsterzuma the sly one

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  16. Domen

    Domen Misico dux Vandalorum

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  17. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Sooner or later, I believe, the powers that be are going to realize what a good thing a large population really is (economically speaking). Especially for countries covering large geographical areas.

    The human resource is in fact the only true resource there is, and when the US wakes up to the fact that, at a third of their size, it doesn't have a hope of competing with China or India in the long term, it will start to encourage mass immigration.

    In fact, we might even see the developed world competing for immigrants.

    Now, wouldn't that be fun?!
     
  18. Yeekim

    Yeekim Deity

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    Why did you stop at 1980?
     
  19. Domen

    Domen Misico dux Vandalorum

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    I have not found data on the rate of natural increase after 1980.

    And also I suppose that after 1980 the difference between fertility of immigrants and fertility of locals started to be statistically significant, because natural growth in the USA started to decline (well, it started to decline already after 1960), and the nature of immigration changed - immigrants from high-fertility countries like Mexico started to come in great numbers, while immigrants from Europe (where fertility also declined) became a minority of all immigrants.

    Finally, 1980 was the first U.S. census with question about ancestry.
     
  20. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    ...Why? :huh:
     

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