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US Government Spending

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Question: Does the US government spend money on causes that the population supports?

Answer:


Sources:
http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/gift/gift.htm
http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=uspopulation&met=population&tdim=true&dl=en&hl=en&q=us+population
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget/fy10/pdf/fy10-newera.pdf

Calling all Alcoholics, Sexaholics, Gamblers, Drug Adicts

This is the official program for alcoholics anonymous:

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying onl…

Goals Update

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Just an update, here are the latest goals:


By mid-year 2011Pass one CPA test
By end of 2014Have traveled outside the US at least 5 times (Germany/Czech Republic; China; Japan; Canada)Complete 4 SOA testsRun a marathonThink about getting marriedIs there anything else I have to do in my 20's?Get on the board of a philanthropic organization that has been in existance for over 100 yearsPlease let me know your advice.

Surveys and Statistics Quiz

Today at the office I am working on a survey of our franchises and compiling the data into something meaningful. It should be about 40 pages of analysis. For inspiration, I am seeking other reports that describe the responses of large surveys (please let me know if you can recommend any good ones). I am particularly interested in the format that information is presented. In the midst of this, I present.

The Statistics Quiz of General Knowledge

The answers are in white text, select the text using your mouse to see the correct answer. Post your score and arguments in the comments.

Question:  Which US state has the largest percent of households that do not speak English at home? And what is that percentage?
Answer: California, with 43% - then NM @ 35%
Date: 2009
Source: http://www.census.gov/prod/2010pubs/acsbr09-19.pdf

Question:  What percent of gang members in Florida are Asian?
Answer: 1.8%
Date: October 2007
Source: http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/JFAO-789KGG/$file/2007GangS…