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  • Originally posted by gh View Post
    all kinds of looks at Germany in an East vs. West point of reference 26 years after the Wall game down.
    Wow. I would have thought 27 years would have equalized things more, but some of those differences are very stark and clearly discrete.
    Last edited by Atticus; 10-04-2016, 03:38 PM.

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    • Originally posted by booond View Post
      If ISIS is North America minus Mexico's greatest threat life must be darn good.
      No kidding. We in the US and Canada are likely to lose a lot more people and money to climate change than we are to ISIS.

      Plus, I'd think narco terrorism poses a greater immediate threat to Mexico than does climate change. Climate change is probably a greater long term threat.

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      • Originally posted by kuha View Post
        Originally posted by tandfman View Post
        Note that there are three teams that are not the favorites anywhere in the US--the NY Mets, the Oakland As and the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto, of course, would be quite prominent if the map included Canada. I suspect that in the case of the Mets and the As, the issue was the size of the area polled. I'm sure the Mets would predominate in Queens County (and maybe Brooklyn), and the As must be more popular than the Giants in Oakland itself and maybe neighboring parts of the East Bay area.
        Originally posted by gh View Post
        The map says it's by-county, which leads me to believe it's not a very accurate sampling (based on Facebooking). Can't believe that Alameda County (Oakland) would lean more towards the Giants than the A's.
        Originally posted by tandfman View Post
        I hadn't noticed that. If so, I share your skepticism about the accuracy.
        Here's another baseball map, dating back to 2014, which was when we had the dialogue above. If this one is accurate, then gh and I were wrong:

        http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...eball-map.html

        By continuing to click, and by using the + and - box at the upper right and moving the cursor to where you want to go, you can zero in not only on a county but even on a specific zip code. And for each micro-location, you can see the top three teams, with percentages of fans for each. According to this source, in the zip codes in which the As' and Mets' stadiums are located, and in the immediate environs, the Giants and Yankees, respectively, have the most fans.

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        • No surprise that the 21st century Giants own the area. Giants were the first MLB team in the area, getting a 10-year head-start on the A's. Plus a lot of recent Giants success for the bandwagon types. A's management has a long history of making fans think that management doesn't care about the team. Tough to be an A's fan.

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          • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
            Here's another baseball map, dating back to 2014, which was when we had the dialogue above. If this one is accurate, then gh and I were wrong:

            http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...eball-map.html

            By continuing to click, and by using the + and - box at the upper right and moving the cursor to where you want to go, you can zero in not only on a county but even on a specific zip code. And for each micro-location, you can see the top three teams, with percentages of fans for each. According to this source, in the zip codes in which the As' and Mets' stadiums are located, and in the immediate environs, the Giants and Yankees, respectively, have the most fans.
            Here's a working link to the interactive map:

            The accompanying article:

            A follow-up article addressing frequently asked questions:

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            • Originally posted by bad hammy View Post
              .... Tough to be an A's fan.
              Particularly when Al Davis and the Raiders created Mt. Davis, thereby turning one of the most fan-friendly (albeit little-known) parks in baseball into a shithole.

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              • The middle east in easy lessons. It's all our (the west) fault.
                https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...mepage%2Fstory

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                • America's favorite Halloween candy by state:

                  https://d1sca6vi4fbl8x.cloudfront.ne...-candy-map.jpg

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                  • The history of Mosul in 5 maps (maps are instructive, but the text that goes with them is fascinating).

                    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...src=nl_az_most

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                    • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                      America's favorite Halloween candy by state:
                      Oregon, Wyoming, Texas, Tennessee, and S. Carolina seriously need to get lives.
                      Montana wins!

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                      • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                        America's favorite Halloween candy by state:

                        https://d1sca6vi4fbl8x.cloudfront.ne...-candy-map.jpg
                        I'm from New York. What the hell is "Sweet Tart"?

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                        • Originally posted by KDFINE View Post
                          I'm from New York. What the hell is "Sweet Tart"?
                          SweeTarts are Pixy Stix converted from powder to tablet form.

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                          • I think Connecticut and Rhode Island have it right: Reese's peanut butter cups!

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                            • I was just about to post that!

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                              • Mapping Africa's natural resources.

                                http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/int...075811145.html

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