Author Archive: statswithcats

We Die Many Deaths

Causes of Death Causes of human deaths have been classified and recorded since the end of the 19th Century. In 1948, the effort was taken on by the newly created World Health Organization as the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). In the current version of the classification, ICD-10, there are …

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Firearm Related Deaths. 1999 to 2019.

Here are data on gun-related deaths from the CDC. Download the Excel file for more details on the entries.

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How to Easily Eliminate Gun Control Forever

Even as SATIRE, this concept will get nasty comments from both sides of the debate. I’m not averse to gun ownership. I have never owned a gun that wasn’t a toy and never will until phasers become available. This is fortunate because if I did own a gun, I would shoot everybody. That Nun walking her dog across the …

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Putting the Minimum Wage in a Whole Different Box

There’s so much drama in Congress over increasing the minimum wage. Our plutocrat leaders can’t agree on what to do. And can you blame them? Most of them have never had to endure subsistence living. They may have had to scrape by at times to pay the mortgage on their vacation home, but that’s different …

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A Craze of Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories can be classified in several ways. Conspiracies are everywhere. Prosecutors use them all the time in court. And the Internet … well, ‘nuff said. Conspiracy theories are like animals. Even within a single species, they come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. You need a taxonomy to keep them separated in your mind. …

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CENSORING SOCIAL MEDIA THE RIGHT WAY

The only way to understand personal differences is to talk about them. Everybody condemns censorship. The Founding Fathers prohibited the government from doing it. But, censorship of social media is a different story. It’s not covered by the First Amendment. The Constitution applies only to government. Comprehensive Generic Censorship Censoring social media is an issue …

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What Does Georgia’s 14th District Expect from Marjorie Taylor Greene?

With all the crazy news surrounding Marjorie Taylor Greene, I was wondering why the people of Georgia’s 14th District would vote for her. The story turned out to be … interesting. Georgia’s 14th Congressional District Georgia’s 14th congressional district was created in 2012 following the 2010 Census, when Georgia gained a 14th seat in the U.S. …

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Let’s Amend the Constitution

Forget the politicians, how do Americans want to change the Constitution? From 1789 to 2019, approximately 11,770 measures have been proposed to amend the Constitution. Congress sent 33 of the proposed Amendments to the States for ratification. Of those, 27 have been ratified: 11 in the 1700s, 4 in the 1800s, and 12 in the …

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What Would Make 2021 Crazier than 2020?

What if a crazy conspiracy theory turned out to be true in 2021? In this decade of ceaseless improbabilities, what else can happen to add a little more chaos to society? What if a well-known conspiracy theory were proven to be true? Conspiracy theories are usually ridiculed because they are not supported by sufficient evidence. Sometimes, though, …

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THE BILL OF RIGHTS IN 4 TWEETS

If he were alive today, James Madison would have had to send ten tweets to publish the Bill of Rights. Here’s how he could have done it in just four tweets. Amendment I. The Federal government may not obstruct a person’s ability to: Express and publish opinions Protest in a group Ask the government to …

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