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Daily Archives: August 31, 2013

Global Poverty Indicators

World Bank database: Poverty & Equity Data

“Explore Data Dashboards – Access regional and country dashboards displaying tables and graphs with the latest data and trends in poverty and inequality.”

Fact Check – It is easier to buy an assault weapon than to vote in America

Via ThinkProgress – President Clinton declared in his speech delivered during the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington, “A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon,” Clinton proclaimed. While Clinton also called on America to implement health care reform and invest in science and education, the gun line elicitedContinue Reading

Regional Concentrations of Scientists and Engineers in the US

“Science and engineering (S&E) employment in the United States is geographically concentrated in a small number of states and several major metropolitan areas within those states, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey (ACS). The three most populous states—California, Texas, and New York—together accounted for more than one-fourth of allContinue Reading

U.S. Gov’t Assessment of Syrian Gov’t Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21

Via Mike Allen, Politico.com: “4-page “U.S. Government Assessment of the Syrian Government’s Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21′ Searchable text http://politi.co/16WMuQY … plain PDF http://bit.ly/18eBbTi … 1-page map http://bit.ly/1a6bwBN“

Grammarly – automated proofreader and personal grammar coach

“Grammarly is an automated proofreader and your personal grammar coach. Correct up to 10 times more mistakes than popular word processors.” This is for use in addition to Microsoft® Word  – it “scans your text for proper use of more than 250 advanced grammar rules, spanning everything from subject-verb agreement to article use to modifier placement.”

Florida Pollution Cases and Fines Nosedive to Record Low Levels

“Enforcement of anti-pollution laws in Florida have plummeted to historic low levels during the second full year of Governor Rick Scott’s tenure, according to agency figures released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Unprecedented deep across-the-board declines occurred in all areas of enforcement activity in nearly every district and division within the stateContinue Reading