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Times change. And us with them.
Voice and Accountability
Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism
Rule of Law
Control of Corruption
Data from the World Bank
Some interesting visualizations of state by state trends (you can hover over the individual states to get exact counts as a pop-up), via indexmundi:
Average commute time by state
Looks like NY and DC have the worst of it, with CA, MA, & IL not far behind.
New Yorkers are homebodies
The map represents people who are living in the same house they were in 12 months ago.
Poverty rate by state
It would be great if poor Southerners would stop voting against their own economic interest by siding with the GOP, who reels them in with racism while allowing bankers and elites to fleece their constituencies to the bone. Apparently people would rather be hateful but poor than tolerant and better off.
Women-owned firms (2007)
Black-owned firms (2007)
Another data point as to why Black southerners don't trust Bernie Sanders.
California got bidness
This map shows private, nonfarm private businesses by state.
p.s. any ideas how to avoid that framing effect with the embed...
"It's like Rap Genius, but for JRR Tolkien's real handwriting"
by doctor paradox · October 8, 2012
When iOS 6 hit the ground running, a swift, desperate cry arose from iPhone users around the world. The Google-powered maps application went missing, replaced with a much less effective Maps app by Apple.
Oh, sure, the new Maps boasted plenty of attractive features that made it sound good. But the reality is that the new Maps gave bad directions, difficult directions, and even some downright wrong directions.
You can get it back, though. It’s fast and easy to put Google Maps right back on your iPhone or iPad in a few easy steps, using iOS 6’s new Add to Home Screen feature.
1. Open Safari
2. Navigate to maps.google.com3. Click the Share button on your browser.4. Select Add to Home Screen5. Confirm the name. By default, iOS will call it Google Maps.
And that’s all it takes. Now you can touch the Google Maps icon to bring up the web app right from your home screen.
What’s really happening is that the icon launches a specific web address on...