HARPER INDEX

From: eric
Sent on: Thursday, August 22, 2013 4:51 PM
Below are selections from the Index from the September 2013 issue of 
Harper's.

Percentage of all private U S assets owned by white or Asian Americans:  99
Percentage of black and white Americans, respectively, who use 
marijuana:  14, 12
Factor by which a black American is more likely than a white American to 
be arrested for marijuana possession:  3.7
Minimum number of mosques the NYPD has targeted in a clandestine 
surveillance program:  250
Number of terrorism leads the program has generated in six years:  0
Cost of 50 pork-coated 9mm rounds designed by an Idaho company as a 
"natural deterrent" to radical Islam:  $24.75
Percentage of Americans who support using drones to enforce speed 
limits:  23
Tons of military equipment the U S has destroyed in anticipation of its 
withdrawal from Afghanistan:  85,300
Year by which the majority of Americans are expected to choose cremation 
over burial:  2017
Percentage of U S military sexual assaults in which the victim is male:  53
Amount of the signing bonus the U S Army is offering psychiatrists 
willing to serve for four years:  $272,000
Minimum number of prescriptions paid for by Medicare in 2009 written by 
people not allowed to prescribe drugs:  417,000
Factor by which a U S teenage boy is more likely to vomit or use 
laxatives to control his weight if he lives in LA:  2
Estimated number of high school students prosecuted each year for 
truancy by the state of Texas:  118,000
By the other 49 states combined:  52,000
Percentage of U S lesbians, gays, and bisexuals who are out to their 
mothers:  56
To their fathers:  39
Percentage change since 1996 in the number of U S children living in 
poverty:  +12
In the number receiving cash aid from the U S government:  -60
Portion of U S public-school students who are Latino:  1/4
Portion of U S children's books published annually that are by or about 
Latinos:  1/50
Estimated number of immigrants deported since July 2010 whose children 
are native-born U S citizens:  200,000
Chance that a  U S firearms dealer depends on trafficking to Mexico for 
its economic existence:  1 in 2
Portion of Britons born before 1944 who consider the welfare state "one 
of Britain's proudest achievements":  3/4
Of Britons born after 1979 who do:  1/4
Number of European nations among the twenty most populous in the world 
in 1950:  7
Today: 1  (Germany--Russia is not included in this definition of Europe)
Ratio of bicycles to people in Amsterdam:  1:1

Eric



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