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• You're playing games.(2+ / 0-)
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S F Hippie, Eric K

Adding numbers where you want, subtracting where you want and nitpicking on any semantic that you can.

I know the game.  People can read the report and decide for themselves.  You didn't link to it.  Instead you linked to an article that spun it.

I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

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• I am not playing any games(5+ / 0-)

I am looking at FIREARM HOMICIDES on TABLE 1.

2008 383,500 12,179
2009 421,600 11,493
2010 426,100 11,078
2011 478,400 11,101

I got this from your damn link. After including your damn link in my damn diary. Stop the BS accusations and learn the arithmetic.

• Fine. Here's your math.(1+ / 0-)
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S F Hippie

08-09  11,493/12179 =  -.94 %
09-10  11,078/11493 =  -.96%
10-11 11,101/11078 = + 1.%

By my math, that adds up to a net decrease in the murder rate by  -..9%  Which is LESS than 1% which is exactly what I said.

Now, can you do math, or are you being deliberately obtuse?

I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

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• it works like this(6+ / 0-)

from 2009 to 2011: (11493-11101)/11493=0.034 or 3.4% decrease from 1st year of Obama's presidency to 3rd.

or 2008 to 2011: (12197-11101)/12197=0.089% or 8.9% if you count from he was elected.

You just need to get the percent calculations and understanding of it down :)

Even from your calculations it's not -.96 - it's actually 4% difference because a percent is .01

• Math help...(5+ / 0-)

11,493/12,179 = 0.944 = 94.4%. That means a 5.6% decrease. The other way to do that is 12,179-11,493 = 686. 686/12179 x100% = 5.6% decrease. That's 2008-2009.
The numbers for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 are a 3.6% decrease and a 0.2% increase, respectively. Try harder before lecturing people, please.
Easy estimate: 1% of 12,000 is 120. Since the difference is over 600, it's over 5%.

We are men of action; lies do not become us.

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• folks also do this...(2+ / 0-)
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ER Doc, Catesby

per capita to account for population increases.

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

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