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brokensilence137:

dynaroo:



I think this bird got confused when someone told him he belonged in the sky.
He decided to be the sky instead.

brokensilence137:

dynaroo:

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I think this bird got confused when someone told him he belonged in the sky.

He decided to be the sky instead.

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liberalsarecool:

Science always has its skeptics. Unfortunately, Republicans elect them

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liberalsarecool:

We are all paying for George Bush. And will be for a long time.

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historicaltimes:

The child of a KKK member approaches black state troopers

historicaltimes:

The child of a KKK member approaches black state troopers

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lavandulum:

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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:

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

holy shit

Or maybe everyone should take one minute to read the numbers and not freak out on the Florida Department of Justice for a design decision made by Reuters.

See, the argument “well if you really look, the data is totally there” doesn’t change the fact that this graph was intentionally presented with an inverted y-axis so that, at first glance, it appears that the introduction of the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law cut back on murders committed using firearms (which was the purpose given for the law, and laws similar to it in other states) is about as sound as trying to justify lying to someone by omitting or misrepresenting facts, i.e. the classic bit of dialogue, “Why didn’t you tell me ______?” “Well, you didn’t ask!”

The purpose of a graph is to organize data in such a way that patterns and phenomena among them can be easily observed at a glance. Any researcher worth their salt knows that a good graph is one that can be easily read and made sense of quickly. Human brains are wired to spot patterns and make quick judgments, and, if designed with good intentions, graphs use that habit for our benefit.

Of course, anybody who views Fox News with any regularity knows how easy it is to exploit that trait as well.

So take this graph, for example. The y-axis has been inverted in the original image, which goes against what we would assume based on past experience interpreting bar graphs, line graphs… any graph, really. Starting with zero at the bottom and higher numbers on the top is the most intuitive way for us to read a graph. Most people don’t examine the y-axis right away; they just look at the image and immediately try to make sense of it. The person who designed this graph knew this, and took advantage of that fact to mislead those who read this graph, giving the first impression that Stand Your Ground has justified itself by reducing the number of homicides in Florida, when, in actuality, they have increased.

Stand Your Ground laws are just one more piece in the institutionally facilitated murder of Black and brown people in the US, and the Florida Department of Justice knowingly commissioned Reuters to present facts in such a way as to garner continued support for the law.

This graph is a fucking lie, end of story.

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eggplanteyes:

..Shawn Schulte..
..crafting musical gold as usual..
..dig..

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