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Re: 'Murica

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:12 pm

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Re: 'Murica

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Re: 'Murica

Post by sparks » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:04 pm

Say it isn't so: Rednecks for Jeebus! Who'd a thunk it?
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:31 pm

Cool 'shop shop, Cletus.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:58 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Cool 'shop shop, Cletus.
However, these two are apparently real.

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:44 am

Pyrrho wrote:Cool 'shop shop, Cletus.
Heathen! :x

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:46 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:Cool 'shop shop, Cletus.
However, these two are apparently real.

http://monstertruck.wikia.com/wiki/Jumpin%27_for_Jesus
There's a vid of the guy on YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV_WJvbwCuA.

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Re: 'Murica

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:34 am

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:57 am

WaPo wrote:Fueled by drug crisis, U.S. life expectancy declines for a second straight year
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Details: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... 22efa2b388

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Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:10 am

Weird, but the graphs don't seem to agree with that headline. Both of the big ones declined, and unintentional injuries rose, but almost everything else declined. Arithmetically the declines outweigh the rises.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:07 pm

Yea, the title says it declined for the second straight year and only shows those years and not the year prior. It doesn't show what they're comparing it to.

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Post by Pyrrho » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:30 pm

Last year, some guy said this:

https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/12-12 ... t-falling/

Calm Down. American Life Expectancy Isn’t Falling.

Interactive charts at the link. One is sourced from here:

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/SPDYNLE00INUSA
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Post by Witness » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:28 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Weird, but the graphs don't seem to agree with that headline. Both of the big ones declined, and unintentional injuries rose, but almost everything else declined. Arithmetically the declines outweigh the rises.
Deaths of young people (reckless driving, overdose…) impact life expectancy more than getting rid of old farts like me.

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:09 am

Witness wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:Weird, but the graphs don't seem to agree with that headline. Both of the big ones declined, and unintentional injuries rose, but almost everything else declined. Arithmetically the declines outweigh the rises.
Deaths of young people (reckless driving, overdose…) impact life expectancy more than getting rid of old farts like me.
OK, I guess I understand that. I suppose that even a small increase in early childhood deaths would have a large effect on the average, more than changes in how old the oldsters live to.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:55 am

Yet if we cull the young ones:

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it leaves the population skewed toward the older.

Everyone:

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:39 am

Defense News wrote:Pentagon is prepared to spend over $900 million in first audit

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is preparing to spend more than $900 million in fiscal 2018 to identify and fix problems as part of its first-ever financial audit.

David Norquist, the Pentagon’s comptroller, said Wednesday that the first steps of the long-awaited Pentagon audit are already underway.

The audit itself will cost $367 million in FY18 — covering fees for the independent public accounting firms ($181 million) and infrastructure to support the audits ($186 million). That will help fund the roughly 1,200 auditors who will support the 24 individual audits that make up the overall effort.

In addition, Norquist estimated the Defense Department will spend about $551 million to fix problems identified by the auditors, bringing the total to an estimated $918 million. While that’s not cheap, Norquist spent part of his hearing at the House Armed Services Committee defending the upfront cost as necessary to create the baseline for future reforms.

“Accurate data helps drive more accurate decision-making,” Norquist said.

And those costs could come down easily if the Pentagon decides it can live with the issues identified by the services — although neither Norquist nor the committee members seemed keen on that option.
https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/20 ... rst-audit/

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Re: 'Murica

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Doctor X » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:40 am

Drummers do drive.

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