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Post by Nucky on Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:18 am

This is scary. The public is being denied vital information that they have had for well over a century, and that cannot be found anywhere else:

http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/newslettersnewsletterbucketljxpress/889924-441/statistical_abstract_faces_an_untimely.html.csp

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Post by melodiccolor on Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:55 pm

The fact that other sources of information that the government collects is also facing bugetary cuts is no coincidence. It is scary and is an indication that our government is about to become much less open and accessible...a trend that seems to be accelerating.

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Post by Nucky on Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:01 am

I'm still for keeping this public because of the principle of freedom of information. However, lately I've been wondering if perhaps this specific incident is for the better in a way, as no one who hasn't studied either statistics or sociology in college knows how to interpret it properly. A classic example of misuse is considering raw crime by race statistics as "proof" that certain groups are more crime-prone than others.

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