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Re: Most Popular Uses Of Data
  • 7/29/2013 9:37:49 AM
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@Noreen, I totally agree with you about the government data being cumbersome.  I did research on some government data on some environment issues on an environmental science class.  Trying to understand it all and trying to pick apart of the data was time consuming, it's like you need to know rocket science to figure it out.

Re: Most Popular Uses Of Data
  • 7/23/2013 7:37:22 PM
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Ha ha ha hospice That's a good one

Re: Most Popular Uses Of Data
  • 7/23/2013 4:56:39 PM
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@SethBreedlove

"Congress, it turns out, isn't paralyzed. It's just not motivated."

Congress has priorities and time constraints. 

Re: Most Popular Uses Of Data
  • 7/22/2013 12:08:20 PM
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Especially after Obama's very well done rendition of that song...what was it again, Al Green?

Re: Most Popular Uses Of Data
  • 7/22/2013 10:10:33 AM
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@SethBreedlove

Agreed! If Mitt Romney had really wanted to win, he would never have dared to sing God Bless America.

Re: Most Popular Uses Of Data
  • 7/22/2013 8:45:39 AM
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@kq4ym, I would suppose if you knew what you needed, and needed that on a regular basis, you could find it easliy enough. But, right, hunting and pecking through government data just to see what you might find or because you really need X stat isn't easy. Is there such a thing as a reference librarian these days? Maybe there's a new job in the making, master government data searcher!

Re: Most Popular Uses Of Data
  • 7/21/2013 11:45:25 PM
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Sadly, I think it is very true. 

The last presidential election, with Republican canditates was a travisty.  Most of the canditates had book deals. And their bid for president, seemed more of a way to sell books, than actually trying to be president.  

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Re: Most Popular Uses Of Data
  • 7/21/2013 11:19:47 PM
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wonderful quote!

Re: Most Popular Uses Of Data
  • 7/21/2013 9:03:57 PM
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Thanks Pierre,

I especially like the quote "Congress, it turns out, isn't paralyzed. It's just not motivated. In this spirit, there's one simple way to get our do-nothing legislators off the dime: Have them eat their own dog food."

Re: Most Popular Uses Of Data
  • 7/21/2013 11:24:34 AM
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Seth,

A Georgia Tech classmate sent a Wired post on politicians and data which complements your comments about data usage.  

 

http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/07/qq_thompson-2/

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