Author Archive: statswithcats

When America Was Great

The 1950s were so different from today. We watched westerns. The town Marshall was always fair and just. The bad guys were easy to spot – rustlers, train and bank robbers and evil landholders. They were always beaten and usually jailed rather than killed. In the 1960s and 1970s, westerns became cop shows. We had …

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Discussing Politics

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Deaths … In Perspective

Amid the current Cpvid-19 crisis, we are preoccupied with getting sick and dying, and rightfully so. We fear the unknown and the unexpected. We fear what we do not understand. We fear what we cannot control. All this is exacerbated when death is a possible outcome. Deaths Caused by Crises Some causes of multiple deaths …

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Stereotypes of Republicans and Democrats

Ranker.com held two polls described by Elise Hennigan on the stereotypes used by Democrats to describe Republicans and stereotypes used by Republicans to describe Democrats. What Republicans think about Democrats and what Democrats think about Republicans are often based on party-promoted clichés rather than on actual policy or ideology. Republican politicians talk about “liberal elites” …

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We Need the Green New Deal

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Words from Trump’s Speech on Immigration

Word clouds from last night speeches. Trump’s speech.   Responses from Pelosi and Schumer.

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Tough Choices

You’ve taken those quizzes on social media where you answer questions about your likes or experiences so other people can get to know more about you. This quiz is different. Answer these ten questions to learn more about yourself. It might get you to wonder about some things … or not. Aliens land in your …

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The Most Underappreciated Job

Some jobs are absolutely essential to the functioning of our society but don’t pay a large salary, garner any publicity, or generate a following. These jobs are often overlooked or looked down upon. On December 19,2018, shiiroochii asked the question in r/AskReddit, “What’s the most underrated profession, despite being the most contributing job to society?” …

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Football Would Never be the Same if They Listened to Me

Sometimes the voices in my head tell me to write blogs about ideas that seem to make sense to me but generate a lot of hate comments from those who don’t embrace change as I do. I’ve found that some people won’t even read a whole post, let alone try to understand it, before launching …

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When Gardening is an Addiction

Rain is bittersweet. It helps the garden grow but you can’t go out and pull weeds. You do these things, and these things, and these things. You convert your entire back yard into a garden.  

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