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thebicker:

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:


this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

WOWWWWW. In case you can’t see it at first (it took me a minute!), in their initial chart they put the zero at the TOP of the axis and 1,000 at the bottom, so it looks like gun deaths went down instead of, you know, way way way way up.
(Editorial note: I looked for the source of the graphic to make sure it was a real thing that had been published and found it in a Business Inside article. They say Reuters published the graphic but I can’t find it on the Reuters site or the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement site. Strange.)
(Second editorial note: Wait! I found it! The person who made it is a graphics journalist for Reuters and says this graphic about deaths in Iraq was the visual inspiration. But that Iraq graph has the axis at the top of the chart. This graph doesn’t. Very strange.)

thebicker:

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:

image

this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

WOWWWWW. In case you can’t see it at first (it took me a minute!), in their initial chart they put the zero at the TOP of the axis and 1,000 at the bottom, so it looks like gun deaths went down instead of, you know, way way way way up.

(Editorial note: I looked for the source of the graphic to make sure it was a real thing that had been published and found it in a Business Inside article. They say Reuters published the graphic but I can’t find it on the Reuters site or the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement site. Strange.)

(Second editorial note: Wait! I found it! The person who made it is a graphics journalist for Reuters and says this graphic about deaths in Iraq was the visual inspiration. But that Iraq graph has the axis at the top of the chart. This graph doesn’t. Very strange.)

(via aestheticrequiem)

And you know what you once told me, about how people’s eyes have something honest about them when they’re watching a fire.

Haruki Murakami  (via femme-ex-machina)

(Source: seabois, via ichgehornicht)

skeletorislove:

Skeletor Affirmations (by ghoulnextdoor)

I AM PERFECT, WHOLE, AND COMPLETE, JUST AS I AM.

A special Sunday edition of Skeletor Is Love.  Thanks for your patience while we were gone for a few days!

skeletorislove:

Skeletor Affirmations (by ghoulnextdoor)

I AM PERFECT, WHOLE, AND COMPLETE, JUST AS I AM.

A special Sunday edition of Skeletor Is Love. Thanks for your patience while we were gone for a few days!

skeletorislove:

Skeletor Affirmations (by ghoulnextdoor)

THE UNIVERSE POURS JOY INTO MY LIFE EVERY DAY.  MY CUP OVERFLOWS WITH HEALTH, WEALTH, AND LOVE.

skeletorislove:

Skeletor Affirmations (by ghoulnextdoor)

THE UNIVERSE POURS JOY INTO MY LIFE EVERY DAY. MY CUP OVERFLOWS WITH HEALTH, WEALTH, AND LOVE.

theoddmentemporium:

Everyone knows chess— and perhaps you’ve heard of Alice Chess, where a piece captured on one board is played on the other. But how many other chess variants can you name?
There’s Extinction Chess where you need to always have one of each type of piece, Losing Chess where you are forced to capture at every opportunity and the first one in check wins, Avalanche Chess where each turn has an additional pawn move and the little guys just rush across the board, Courier Chess which is one of many variants with extra pieces, several different breeds of Hexagonal Chess (how about a board with three colors, eh?), Hostage Chess, Raumschach, which translates as ‘space chess’ and also seriously predates Star Trek’s Tridimensional Chess, Bughouse, Pocket Knight, Anti-King Chess, and that’s only the beginning.Just what is Wildebeest Chess, anyway? You know you’re curious now…

theoddmentemporium:

Everyone knows chess— and perhaps you’ve heard of Alice Chess, where a piece captured on one board is played on the other. But how many other chess variants can you name?

There’s Extinction Chess where you need to always have one of each type of piece, Losing Chess where you are forced to capture at every opportunity and the first one in check wins, Avalanche Chess where each turn has an additional pawn move and the little guys just rush across the board, Courier Chess which is one of many variants with extra pieces, several different breeds of Hexagonal Chess (how about a board with three colors, eh?), Hostage Chess, Raumschach, which translates as ‘space chess’ and also seriously predates Star Trek’s Tridimensional Chess, Bughouse, Pocket Knight, Anti-King Chess, and that’s only the beginning.
Just what is Wildebeest Chess, anyway? You know you’re curious now…

(via sharkchunks)