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Old 11-05-2004, 08:52 AM
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Interesting Political Map

Check it out:

http://www.stanford.edu/~jrv/true-colors.pdf
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Old 11-05-2004, 11:49 AM
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Also check out the County by County map:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politic.../countymap.htm
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Old 11-05-2004, 11:58 AM
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Hmmm.... seems like most of the areas that are blue are those with a high concentration of well respected universities....
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Old 11-05-2004, 12:15 PM
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hooo boy!

You guys just don't quit, do you....? Election's over.. The guy with the most votes, both popular and electoral, was the guy who won..

I suppose it's kind of reassuring that the most powerful nation in the world isn't apathetic about who's in charge, but....

isn't it time to get back to fun stuff? You know: women (and men, for the few female members), wine, song, boats, cars, toys...
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Old 11-05-2004, 12:18 PM
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Neil, I couldn't agree more.

Scott, LOL (after checking the Texas map and seeing that Travis County, where UT Austin is located) was Blue 70/30.
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Old 11-05-2004, 12:29 PM
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It was nothing more than an observation (noticed in large part because Austin, TX sticks out from the rest of TX). Make of it what you will...
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Old 11-05-2004, 12:32 PM
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academia vs real world?
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Old 11-05-2004, 12:34 PM
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Real world wins.

Amen Neil, back to the MC business at hand.
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Old 11-05-2004, 12:45 PM
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Did a little research because I was curious. Here's a map I made from 2000 Census data (see http://factfinder.census.gov/home/sa....html?_lang=en). It shows the percentage of the adult population with a Bachelor's degree or higher. It seems to mirror the voting map pretty closely...
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Old 11-05-2004, 12:48 PM
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Here's the legend for the map


If you get a chance you should definitely check out the census data and the tools they have. You can learn all sorts of neat things about the U.S. It's amazing how many different types of data they collect. And did you know that the Census TIGER data is what most of your GPS mapping software and Mapquest use? I guess I get excited because this is one gov't department that actually seems to be spending our money well and also supports a lot of good U.S. industries.
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