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America: This Is You - An Infographic

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Who are we, the people? The following 15 simple charts from the WSJ offer insight into Race, Demography, Attitudes, Sex (not a yes/no question), Politics, and Religion across the unified society called the USA.



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Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:16 | 3177367 Neethgie
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So america is a basically black latin american, twitter using gay marriage fan club?

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:22 | 3177380 Pool Shark
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So, 57% say the USA is on the wrong track, but they voted for Obummer anyway?



Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:25 | 3177383 knukles
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You didn't vote that way yourself

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:30 | 3177407 General Decline
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35% says we are heading in the right direction? Wow. That's fucked up.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:33 | 3177412 nmewn
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Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:38 | 3177426 krispkritter
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Ron W. for President; 'You can't fix stupid.'

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:42 | 3177442 Fish Gone Bad
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Glasses don't fix stupid.  Even rose colored ones.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 21:02 | 3177485 flacon
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That may be true, but beer goggles always fix "ugly", with the exception being Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer and of course Hitlery Clinton. There's nothing in the world that would fix them. 

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 21:29 | 3177530 A Lunatic
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I can think of something.........

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 21:51 | 3177593 economics9698
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The 93 IQ and 85 IQ idiots just kicked our ass in the last election.  Get use to being a serf or get a gun and kill them.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 09:22 | 3178492 trav777
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The race percentage is the complement of the "wrong track" percentage.


Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:42 | 3177443 Doña K
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I also did not see anything about my minority: High IQ Epicurean Egotistic Hedonists who are not biggoted because they hate everyone equally.   

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:58 | 3177477 Dr. Richard Head
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Everyone would be a dick if I didn't drink.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 21:53 | 3177594 economics9698
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Very useful insight doctor.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 22:23 | 3177646 prains
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Dick is the shortened version of Richard, sorry to hear of your ailment. take two and call yourself in the morning

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 01:49 | 3178107 prains
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nim wits i's a double entendre

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 14:46 | 3179909 Matt
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He prefers Richard, it's long for dick.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 21:02 | 3177484 a growing concern
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Where do I sign up?

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 22:07 | 3177623 Oracle of Kypseli
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Start with Mensa membership (the camelopardalis order) take a tour of the Burgundy region tasting wines, learn to cook a la Mario Batali, get married to a Latina and participate in a Dionysian party (orgy) in the island of Lesvos. Myconos will actually be better. Then keep practicing.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 22:11 | 3177627 New_Meat
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"Then keep practicing."

at least until you get it right, or die trying ;-)

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:43 | 3177445 lewy14
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Tue, 01/22/2013 - 21:47 | 3177585 seek
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One of the right-wing sites provided poll results that 33% of people would submit to body cavity searches in order to fly on planes, I can easily believe 35% would say things are headed in the right direction.

I think we can pretty much say unequivocally that 1/3 of the population are complete idiots, independent of party affiliation.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 23:46 | 3177874 odatruf
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Don't be a pessimist. This is America; surely we can do better than 1/3rd. USA! USA!

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 03:59 | 3178237 Ungaro
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No. They are the ones taking your money while sitting on their fat asses all day, while you probably have to work for yours. So who is the stupid one?

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:24 | 3177385 kaiserhoff
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Voting machines LUV Barry.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 23:59 | 3177900 merizobeach
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Those slutty machines--they used to love Bushy!

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 04:11 | 3178246 A Nanny Moose
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You have the machines confused with the SC(r)OTUS

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:25 | 3177386 The Navigator
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99% could have won a part in the Idiocracy movie...... where's that chart?

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:31 | 3177409 kaiserhoff
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There are NO JEWS in America???

Oh yeah, the ONE PERCENT.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:26 | 3177393 Skateboarder
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Stats by NewsCorp. What did you expect lol.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 21:40 | 3177533 Taint Boil
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News Corp

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:41 | 3177434 Dingleberry
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Hey Shark.....excellent point.  Funny but true stories this month. Most of my colleagues in health care voted for Obama (even the guys).  All the sudden, their health insurance and co-pay costs skyrocketed like 50-100%....THIS MONTH.  One of the girls complained today that she tried to get her son a flu shot where she worked and had insurance in her hospital and could ge it for free. Guess what her hospital told her.......unless she had NO INSURANCE, they would not give her kid a flu shot. So she had to go to a drug store and pay a few bucks and get one on her own. SHe was so pissed. But I didn't have the heart to tell her "YOU voted for it". 

The people have voted. They must be punished.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:47 | 3177453 Fish Gone Bad
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My sister told me Kaiser got pretty screwed as well.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 22:10 | 3177625 economics9698
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It's fucking amazing what a difference 3.63 IQ points can make in a persons outlook on life.


Wed, 01/23/2013 - 00:33 | 3177983 merizobeach
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+2, one for the article and one more for the subtle yet excellent snarky comment.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 21:12 | 3177496 Grinder74
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"But I didn't have the heart to tell her "YOU voted for it". "

You need to get the heart and pound that statement into her squishy little brain, otherwise they will never learn.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 21:39 | 3177566 AGuy
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Nah, Then she'll remember all the free contraceptives for women she gets from O'bama. If she's lucky, Bill Clinton will stop by in person for a personal demostration on using them!

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 22:47 | 3177706 knukles
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Vision of willy wiping his bent slimy dong on her black velvet dress while chomping on a soggy cigar with that trademark sneer...

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 02:27 | 3178146 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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you are on a roll these days

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 21:44 | 3177577 Gadocat99
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That Republican branch that is hanging over the river, and is oh so close you can almost reach it if the current would just carry you a little closer, is going to disappear like smoke if you ever do reach it.  The two party system is an illusion that fills you with hope -- but ultimately is just an illusion.  There is no branch.  You are being carried toward a predetermined destination.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 09:27 | 3178501 trav777
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Politics isn't about all that.  It's TRIBAL.

And there are a few tribes in the US.  There's the diverse tribe.  There's the culturally vibrant tribe.  And there are yankee liberals who don't live around these other tribes.  Then at the top, running all the race orgs is THE tribe.

And that's how things break down.  You get bloc votes of certain tribes and form a coalition with the marxists who hate themselves and their evil history and you have the USA.

Birth rates make what this nation WAS a distant and never-returning memory.  You're witnessing the REALITY of terminal decline due to demographics.  BTW, visit RSA while the roads are still barely passable out in the countryside and before they get their inevitable Mugabe.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:08 | 3181368 de3de8
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The fact that she doesn't get it says enough....the decheeples

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 22:19 | 3177639 Fedaykinx
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why didn't you tell her, one of the best ways to house break a puppy is to rub their noses in it.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 03:56 | 3178229 Ungaro
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It all adds up when you consider that half the population has below-average intelligence. Plus, the average isn't that high to begin with and has been falling steadily from the 1960, I reckon.

In fact, in the beginning of this century Americans were worried that the rest of the world thought they were stupid. Then in 2008 they went to the polls and removed all doubt. They have reaffirmed it again in 2012. Not that they had much of choice in either election (McCain and Romney have been just as well bought and paid for). The ballot might have been as simple as "Are ya stoopid or jes plain dumb?"

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 09:28 | 3178504 trav777
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just because demographic influx shows a lower IQ average doesn't mean anything other than you and IQ are racist

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 15:01 | 3179973 Matt
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The fluoride in the drinking water doesn't help, I reckon.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:25 | 3177382 booboo
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Unemployed college grads having butt sex with their brown neighbor while tweeting grandma about the benifits of being a democrat?

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:26 | 3177391 knukles
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...least they're not unionized.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:35 | 3177419 nmewn
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Which leads to the next question...how many "public servants" are unionized.

I'm thinkin 95%.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 20:38 | 3177429 krispkritter
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If you ask them, it's 108%...counting the deceased of course.

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