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Calculating Average Consumption From One Week of Purchases

April 14, 2016
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Calculating Average Consumption From One Week of Purchases

A number of large surveys have attempted to quantify consumer consumption from a limited period of time observed. This task can be fairly complex as it is fraught with potentially large difficulties directly observing who is consuming what. Rather than this expensive method some researchers have attempted to substitute more easily observed purchase...

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FALSE: Clinton Funded by "Grassroots"

February 25, 2016
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The blatant distortions of reality put forth by the Clinton campaign are so offensive as to be laughable at times. In the victory speech of Hillary Clinton in South Carolina she spent a significant portion of it talking about how her campaign is financ...

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Overwhelming Growth In National Support for Bernie Sanders Mapped

February 25, 2016
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Overwhelming Growth In National Support for Bernie Sanders Mapped

The FEC just released the most recent campaign contributor data and the results show a strong continued widespread growth in support for Bernie Sanders across the country.Figure 1: A map of what counties and states support Bernie Sanders relative to th...

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Hillary 1993: Largest Drop in Girl Names EVER; Chelsea Distant Second

February 22, 2016
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Hillary 1993: Largest Drop in Girl Names EVER; Chelsea Distant Second

Recently, I wrote an little post that got a lot of attention and some criticism, As First Lady, Popularity of Babies Named "Hillary" Dropped by an Unprecedented 90%.The attention was likely due to the large number of people who are attempting to evaluate Hillary Clinton as a viable general election candidate. These people might rightly or...

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Big Business Backs Hillary: Small Bernie

February 18, 2016
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Big Business Backs Hillary: Small Bernie

Big business, lawyers, and the financial sector are the largest campaign backers of Hillary Clinton. Collectively they represent 35.5 million dollars donated to her campaign, 38% of total itemized funds donated to the Clinton campaign in 2015. Bernie S...

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Legally Rig An Election: A Citizen’s Guide to Gerrymandering

February 18, 2016
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Legally Rig An Election: A Citizen’s Guide to Gerrymandering

You are running for class president against a pimpled-nosed, blond barbarian. You have given your best speech and your obnoxious opponent has given his best speech. The teacher is about to call on the class to vote! The time of reckoning is upon you...

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Nevada:Sanders has 6x the Supporters as Clinton

February 17, 2016
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Nevada:Sanders has 6x the Supporters as Clinton

The most recent three polls coming out of Nevada have surprised many by indicating that Sanders is tied with Clinton for the primary vote in that state. This news is shocking to many because the previous five polls done in that state indicated Clinton ...

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The Simple Reason Sanders Is Winning

February 13, 2016
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The Simple Reason Sanders Is Winning

Sanders has way more backers across the United States (with the possible exception of the South). Hillary Clinton might be doing well at the polls. However, the shocking fact of polling is that only 8-9% of those asked to participate in polls combined ...

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Analysis: Clinton backed by Big Money: Sanders by Small

February 10, 2016
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Analysis: Clinton backed by Big Money: Sanders by Small

This article examines FEC data in depth and finds what most people already know. Hillary Clinton's presidential bid is financed largely through a relatively small quantity of big donors while Bernie Sanders' presidential bid is funded by numerous small donors.In order to do our analysis, we look at four hundred thousand individualized contributions reported to the...

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As First Lady, Popularity of Babies Named "Hillary" Dropped by an Unprecedented 90%

February 1, 2016
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As First Lady, Popularity of Babies Named "Hillary" Dropped by an Unprecedented 90%

This is kind of a silly post but I noticed an article entitled "Poor, Poor Hillary" on R-Bloggers from a blog that is no longer in commission. This blog came up as a result of its similarity with a recent post of mine, "Hillary Clinton's Biggest 2016 R...

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