JCC 13 Data Milestones for 2013

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  1. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    13 Data Milestones for 2013


    69% of Hispanic high school graduates enrolled in college (67% for whites)
    56% of Americans own a smartphone
    53% say the U.S. Federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms
    52% favor legalization of marijuana
    52% say the U.S. should "mind its own business internationally"
    51% of the public now favors same-sex marriage
    50% of Americans cite the internet as their main source of news
    40% of all households with children include a mother who is the sole or primary income earner
    38% do not want their congressional representative reelected
    36% of the nation's youth ages 18-31 live with their parents
    27% of American Catholics say they are "strong Catholics"
    17% say the U.S. plays a more powerful role as world leader than it did 10 years ago
    The U.S. has 40.4 million immigrants


    And more importantly:

    number of NFL coaches fired so far today: 5
    global box office of Jennifer Lawrence's highest grossing movie, to date (est.): $795,124,000
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  2. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Edit: 6 NFL coaches
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  3. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Congratulations on depressing us with the most lamentable, miserable fact about our "society" possible.
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  4. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    lol couldnt agree mor

    posted from Jabbadabbado's iPhone
  5. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Smart phones cost too much money. No thanks.
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  6. Ghost Chosen One

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    $50 is too expensive? Even the new iPhone 5c is only $99. And these are basically computers.
  7. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    For the starving college kid soon-to-be graduate? Yes.
  8. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Why would want someone want to buy the product you described at any price?
  9. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Because I need it to Tweet and check my Facebook page for likes and do all the things every day that I wouldn't have to do at all were it not for the fact that I own a smartphone.
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  10. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I prefer a keyboard to type my thoughts rather than awkwardly press one letter at a time.
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  11. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    Wocky, you own a smartphone. You are the worst hypocrite in the universe and you should fall on your sword in shame.
  12. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    . . .

    How can you do this to me in public? You know it is never what I wanted. I am like sad, lost Jacob Marley, trying to warn others away from my fate while they still have any choice.
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  13. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Guys guys, what's important is rejoicing in the good fortune of Jennifer Lawrence, though sadly the gross did not reach a billion dollars.
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  14. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    13 US data milestones, great thread Juliet.
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  15. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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  16. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    More U.S. data milestones from Pew research:

    6 in 10 Americans believe in evolution.

    In 2009, 54% of Republicans and 64% of Democrats said humans have evolved over time,
    a difference of 10 percentage points. Today, 43% of Republicans and 67% of Democrats
    say humans have evolved, a 24-point gap.

    Republicans have become even more stupid since 2009.
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  17. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    They're $550 when I looked it up on Apple's site.
  18. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    If I had done that list, I'd have replaced the Jennifer Lawrence stat with the one about the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special's US box office gross.;)
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  19. Ghost Chosen One

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  20. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    On a contract no doubt.

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  21. DarthTunick SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    I'm surprised the percentage is that low.
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  22. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    It appears that the phone you're discussing, through Verizon, will cost $2020 over the course of 2 years, since it requires what appears to be a $80 per month contract ($40 for phone, $40 for 0.5 GB plan).

    Infants, the elderly, and me.
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  23. Ghost Chosen One

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    My family's phone bill is the same as always, $180 for 4 phones, now 2 of them are iPhones but there's been no difference in how much we pay (my old phone was 5 years old). It's the price of being in a network like Verizon.
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  24. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    Yes family plans are cheaper for the amount of phones you get. However for most not-rich people, paying at least $80 a month in addition to the cost of the phone itself (99 being the cheapest) is ****ing expensive. Do you honestly think it's worthwhile to spend close to 100 a month on a device that does the same thing that your computer does but makes it so you can do it everywhere, dumbs down your social skills and makes you an incompetent survivor? I'd rather spend my time off the computer being off the computer and living. There is absolutely no need for a smartphone unless you're a super busy business person who needs it for work.
  25. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Goddamn, you tell 'em, SLG!

    I still have my old flip phone and I don't see upgrading any time soon. Like you said, when I'm off the computer, I want to be off the computer.
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