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From Taki’s Magazine:

Not Affirmative Enough
by Steve Sailer
September 20, 2017

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Affirmative action privileges for blacks and (to a lesser extent) Hispanics have been a near-universal feature of college admissions for what is now approaching a half century.

What have we learned since the late 1960s?

Perhaps the strangest result is that the biggest winners from racial quotas have turned out to be blacks who aren’t descended from victimized American slaves but are instead descended from the slave peddlers, or from whites, or, as in the case of Barack Obama, from both.

Read the whole thing there.

 

From today’s Science Denialism news in The Guardian:

Testosterone Rex triumphs as Royal Society science book of the year

Psychologist Cordelia Fine’s dissection of the myths that sustain assumptions about sexual difference acclaimed by judges as ‘a cracking critique’

‘There are no essential male or female characteristics’ … Cordelia Fine

Tuesday 19 September 2017

A book that rubbishes the idea of “fundamental” differences between men and women has become the 30th winner of the prestigious Royal Society prize for science book of the year.

The psychologist provides more evidence that the inequality of the sexes in society is cultural not natural

Psychologist Cordelia Fine is the third woman in a row to win the £25,000 award, which has been described as the Booker prize for science writing. Her book, Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds, follows Gaia Vince’s win for Adventures in the Anthropocene in 2015 and Andrea Wulf’s The Invention of Nature in 2016.

Judges of the Royal Society Insight Investment science book prize, which was awarded in London on Tuesday, praised Testosterone Rex for its eye-opening, forensic look at gender stereotypes and its urgent call for change.

… Her 2011 book Delusions of Gender challenged the idea that differences were hardwired into male and female brains.

… In Testosterone Rex, the 42-year-old author concentrates on hormones, writing in the Observer: “There are no essential male or female characteristics – not even when it comes to risk-taking and competitiveness, the traits so often called on to explain why men are more likely to rise to the top.” …

“There have been plenty of books about gender and stereotyping and unconscious bias. What’s original in this book is that she takes apart the science so forensically. I was slightly surprised that it ends with this great call to action, but that is what is refreshing about it,” said Hammond.

 

For a dissenting view on Cordelia Fine’s award-winning book, here’s Greg Cochran’s critique at West Hunter.

 
• Tags: Science Denialism 

From the blog of George R.R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones:

A Sadness

Sep. 10th, 2017 at 3:51 PM

Jerry Pournelle has passed away. He was 84.

… Pournelle has been a major figure in the field for as long as I have been a part of it. I first met him in 1973 at the worldcon in Toronto, where both of us were finalists for the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer (along with Lisa Tuttle, Ruth Berman, George Alec Effinger, and Robert Thurston). …

I came out of the night all right. It was an honor, a huge honor, just to be nominated. And in the aftermath I came up with the idea of a Campbell Awards anthology. A couple editors told me it was an idea worth pursuing, but of course I needed to get all the nominees to sign on… and the key one was Jerry, the winner. So I bought him a drink and pitched him the notion, and he said yes (though, being the consummate pro, he made that contingent on me being able to pay competitive professional rates). Eventually that conversation led to my NEW VOICES anthology, and launched my career as an editor and anthologist… and I’m still going strong there, forty-four years later.

The Hugo voters knew what they were doing when they gave Pournelle that first Campbell; he went on to have an amazing career, both on his own and in collaboration with other writers, particularly Larry Niven. With INFERNO, LUCIFER’S HAMMER, FOOTFALL, and (especially) MOTE IN GOD’S EYE, the two of them helped transform the field in the 70s. They were among the very first SF writers ever to hit the big bestseller lists, and among the first to get six-figure advances at the time when most writers were still getting four figure advances… something that Jerry was never shy about mentioning. Though he was nominated for a number of Hugo Awards in the years that followed, he never won one… but if that bothered him, he did not show it. “Money will get you through times of no Hugos better than Hugos will get you through times of no money,” he said famously.

Pournelle was fond of talking about all the help Robert A. Heinlein (whom he always called “Mr. Heinlein,” at least in my hearing) gave him when he was starting out, and he was a passionate advocate of RAH’s “pay it forward” philosophy, and did much to help the generations of writers who came after him. He served a term in the thankless job of SFWA President, and remained an active part of SFWA ever after, as part of the advisory board of Past Presidents and (even more crucially) on GriefCom, the Grievance Committee. Jerry could be loud and acrimonious, yes, and when you were on the opposite side of a fight from him that was not pleasant… ahh, but when you were on the SAME side, there was no one better to have in your foxhole. I had need of SFWA’s Griefcom only once in my career, in the early 80s, and when we met at worldcon with the publisher I had Jerry with me representing Griefcom. He went through the publisher’s people like a buzzsaw, and got me everything I wanted, resolving my grievance satisfactorily (and confidentially, so no, no more details).

His politics were not my politics. He was a rock-ribbed conservative/ libertarian, and I’m your classic bleeding-heart liberal… but we were both fans, and professional writers, and ardent members of SFWA, and we loved SF and fantasy and fandom, and that was enough. You don’t need to agree with someone on everything to be able to respect them. And while MOTE IN GOD’S EYE may not have won the Hugo in its year, it remains one of the great classics of space opera, destined to be read and re-read for as long as people read science fiction (it IS an honor just to be nominated).

…R.I.P. Jerry. You were one ornery so-and-so, but you were our ornery so-and-so. Hoist a pint for me at that Secret Pro Party in the sky, and say hello to Mr. Heinlein.

Thanks to Ali C. for this.

 

From The Guardian:

It’s time to take the ‘great’ white men of science off their pedestals
Yarden Katz

Tuesday 19 September 2017

… As this latest controversy shows, science also has its monuments to white supremacy. Like Confederate monuments, these statues should be removed. They are daggers to the open wounds of communities that have long known that white supremacy reaches far beyond the sphere of conventional politics into medicine and science. But removing these monuments won’t be sufficient on its own. …

There are also institutional monuments within science to be revisited. Britain’s prestigious biomedical research institute, the Crick, is named after Francis Crick, famous for his Nobel-prizewinning work on the double helix structure of DNA with James Watson. Both were proponents of eugenics. In the early 1970s, Crick defended other prominent racist scientists who proposed a plan where individuals deemed unfit would be paid to undergo sterilisation. Crick wrote in one letter that “more than half of the difference between the average IQ of American whites and Negroes is due to genetic reasons”, which “will not be eliminated by any foreseeable change in the environment”. He urged that steps be taken to avoid the “serious” consequences. Crick also proposed that “irresponsible people” be sterilised “by bribery”. In the brochure of the institute bearing his name, Crick is nonetheless presented as a scientific hero known for his “intelligence and openness to new ideas”.

Indeed, Sir Francis Crick’s parents named him after the archdemon Sir Francis Galton. So what more do you need to know about Crick’s innate, hereditary evilness?

… A controversial memo recently circulated by a Google engineer, for example, based its claim that women are less capable than men in certain jobs on evolutionary psychology – a claim that, as physicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein subsequently wrote, gains legitimacy from the unfortunate fact that “it’s 2017, and to some extent scientific literature still supports a patriarchal view that ranks a man’s intellect above a woman’s”. There’s no shortage of examples of scientists who have found ways to see sexist or racist ideas as “universals” of nature.

Nonetheless, there has been a persistent effort to manufacture a public image of science as being above the fray of politics – especially since the election of Donald Trump.

Trump … Crick … all these repulsive five-letter Protestant surnames, they all have to go. Why aren’t there more decent, non-disgusting names in history like Weinstein and Katz?

 

Usually, a lot of NFL quarterbacks rack up impressive statistics in the first few games of the season because they start off uninjured and the weather is good. Then autumn blows in, injuries take their toll, and statistics come back down to earth.

This year, however, the passing statistics in the first two weeks seem more like December than September. The average ESPN QBR rating for the 32 main quarterbacks is only 48.8 (on a 0 to 100 scale), compared to 57.1 for the top 30 quarterbacks for all of last season.

Did the hurricane last Sunday cause bad weather across much of the country? Did they change some rule to make it harder on quarterbacks?

 

From the Duluth News Tribune:

Duluth’s Leif Erikson statue vandalized

By News Tribune Today at 5:10 p.m. September 18, 2017

Seems like a pretty Minnesotan-level of vandalism…

Someone sprayed dark spray paint over part of the wording on Duluth’s Leif Erikson statue over the weekend. …

The vandal painted over the portion of the wording that listed Erikson as being the “Discoverer of America” in 1000 AD, a claim that’s still the subject of much historical debate.

Some people say that, no matter what European got here when, America didn’t need to be discovered: It was already home to Native Americans and had been for centuries.

This is a rather hearty-looking statue. It might not be that easy to topple when the time comes.

 

From DNA Info:

Hispanics Pass Blacks As Chicago’s 2nd Largest Racial, Ethnic Group: Census

By Tanveer Ali | September 14, 2017 2:21pm | Updated on September 15, 2017 11:38am
@tanveerali

CHICAGO — Hispanics are officially the second-largest ethnic or racial group in Chicago, based on Census data released Thursday.

Hispanics formed 29.7 percent of Chicago’s population in 2016, based on Census estimates. The population climbed 17,751 over the previous year to 803,476.

Meanwhile the black population dropped by more than 40,000 in one year. There are now 793,852 black Chicagoans, about 29.3 percent of the population.

Since 2000, Chicago’s black population has dropped by more than 250,000 people.

As I’ve often mentioned, there is a huge amount of real estate profit to be made by population transfers of blacks out of potentially valuable inner city locations. You can’t understand the roots of the Obama Administration, or so many of its key figures, such as consigliere Valerie Jarrett, finance chief and cabinet secretary Penny Pritzker, first chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, second chief of staff William Daley, and so forth, without comprehending this long push to cut Chicago’s black population.

Similarly, the Obama Administration tried to cripple the ability of less desirable locations, such as Ferguson and Dubuque, to resist getting Chicago’s unwanted ex-residents dumped on them.

 

From Israel Hayom:

Southern barrier proves 100% effective in preventing infiltration

No infiltrations from the Sinai Peninsula were recorded over the past 12 months, Population and Immigration Authority says

More than 2,400 illegal migrants were deported during the same period

Some 38,000 African migrants live in Israel illegally.

Yori Yalon

September 18, 2017

Not a single infiltration from the Sinai Peninsula into Israel was recorded over the past 12 months, the Population and Immigration Authority said on Sunday.

Officials credit this surprising statistic to the fence Israel built along its border with Egypt several years ago.

In 2016, only 18 people managed to cross into Israel from Egypt illegally while in 2015 the number of such infiltrators stood at 220.

 

You might think that Nancy Pelosi would be getting some appreciation from the Coalition of the Fringes for her efforts over the last week, but no …

“All of us or none of us!”

Okay, I can live with that …

Deplatforming is only carried out by the left against anyone even slightly to the right of them (e.g., Bernie’s Speechless in Seattle humiliation).

In contrast, here is Bernie being welcomed to give a speech at the Falwells’ Liberty University.

 

From ESPN:

Ravens call off DNA Day as biotech firm talks to state
10:24 AM PT
Jamison Hensley

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens announced that they have rescheduled DNA Day about 2 1/2 hours before the kickoff of their home opener.

The Ravens had planned to give out free DNA test kits to fans as they entered the stadium. …

Fans would’ve been able to swab the inside of their cheek, drop the sample into a stadium bin and register with the company online. …

“The privacy policy stated that the company could keep any information obtained for as long as they wanted and they could share it in any way,” said Bradley Shear, a Maryland-based sports privacy lawyer, who reviewed the document. “Now imagine there’s a crime in the vicinity of the stadium and they give law enforcement the information from Ravens fans whose information was volunteered.”

Retired Ravens legend Ray Lewis probably doesn’t want anyone getting a copy of his DNA, just to be on the safe side.

 

Personally, I’ve always had a hard time coming up with an opinion on Hillary other than “Meh.”

So commenter Abe takes a crack at explaining why a lot of people seemed so emotionally invested in Hillary becoming President:

And so passeth MURPHY BROWN, bitter to end because she needed no man. Not enough people, I think, properly appreciate Hillary in her proper milieu, which is that of the white, smart, super-ambitious Boomer-aged female who really did shatter some ceilings and come a long way. While these women only made so-so strides in the hard sciences & tech (biology & medicine excepted), they largely matched and maybe even exceeded men when it came to success in media as TV show producers, movie studio heads, newsroom and book division bigshots, etc, etc. Basically the sorts of careers that play to women’s’ strengths of order, thoroughness, detail-orientation, and the ability to keep a working system going.

In 1992 Hillary Clinton became their alpha girl, their Queen Bey, and for the last 25 years these women invested themselves emotionally in her as validation of their own life choices; whatever regrets or disappointments they had accumulated on their road to success and independence would be suddenly redeemed when THEY made history with HER! And so for the last 25 years all the Cokkie Roberts, Jane Pauleys, Linda Bloodworth-Thomasons, etc. etc. have labored on HER behalf, working the Fake News and Entertainment complex, sometimes more subtlety (all the lifestyle puff pieces, all the canned or favorably-spun news stories), sometimes more egregiously (a whole TV show about a younger, better-looking, not-as-nasty Madame Secretary of State, right before 2016?), until that glorious day of ascension was reached and they could collectively bask in HER triumph.

And then Trump went and ruined it all. By being a charming jerk. By failing to wither and die under their patented GOP sexist male deathray attack. And most of all (and EVERY single American owes Trump a debt of gratitude for this), by triggering the implosion of their Fake News/Fake Entertainment/Fake Reality/Fake Feelingz complex, where a cabal of a privileged, out-of-touch, incestuously-connected insiders get to control what the rest of us see, feel, and can talk about to one another.

The fact that we’re even discussing this book shows the Fake Media complex is still alive and kicking. I don’t know who signed off on the contract for this dud of a book (effectively a political kick-back, as it will be lucky to break even), but I’ll wager she’s white, 50+, and has a back story as depressing as the saddest dating profile on OurTime.

 

From the New York Times:

Rolling Stone, Once a Counterculture Bible, Will Be Put Up for Sale
By SYDNEY EMBER SEPT. 17, 2017

From a loft in San Francisco in 1967, a 21-year-old named Jann S. Wenner started a magazine that would become the counterculture bible for baby boomers. Rolling Stone defined cool, cultivated literary icons and produced star-making covers that were such coveted real estate they inspired a song.

But the headwinds buffeting the publishing industry, and some costly strategic missteps, have steadily taken a financial toll on Rolling Stone, and a botched story three years ago about an unproven gang rape at the University of Virginia badly bruised the magazine’s journalistic reputation.

That “gang rape at the University of Virginiastill remains “unproven” due to Rolling Stone’s having botched journalistic methodology. If Rolling Stone had crossed all the T’s and dotted all the i’s, Haven Monahan would be behind bars right now.

Also, catfishing is just a boring hobby of hicks who don’t live anyplace scenic enough for flyfishing. Catfishing has nothing to do with this “gang rape” in Charlottesville.

And so, after a half-century reign that propelled him into the realm of the rock stars and celebrities who graced his covers, Mr. Wenner is putting his company’s controlling stake in Rolling Stone up for sale, relinquishing his hold on a publication he has led since its founding. …

Rolling Stone suffered a devastating blow to its reputation when it retracted a debunked 2014 article about a gang rape at the University of Virginia. A damning report on the story by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism cited fundamental journalistic failures.

It wasn’t hate speech, it was “journalistic failures.” There’s a long report on it by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism so you shouldn’t have an opinion on it unless you’ve read the entire report.

The article prompted three libel lawsuits against Rolling Stone, one of which led to a highly publicized trial last year that culminated with a federal jury awarding the plaintiff $3 million in damages.

Rolling Stone also settled with the fraternity that suffered a Kristallnacht of broken windows due to Rolling Stone’s hoax article for $1.65 million.

As far as I know, no one has ever been arrested for the Sabrina Rubin Erdely-inspired terrorist hate crime against the fraternity house.

Anyway, the important news is that the “gang rape at the University of Virginia” turned out to be a boring story about poor methodology.

 

From the Dallas Morning News:

Houston, Franklin and Jefferson are among Dallas ISD campuses that ‘require further research’ for possible name changes

Corbett Smith, Staff Writer

Dallas ISD [Independent School District] is researching the histories of Ben Franklin, Sam Houston, Thomas Jefferson and 17 other historical figures, looking into whether their connections with slavery or the Confederacy should prompt reconsideration of their names on DISD campuses.

Last Thursday, DISD administration recommended changing the names of four schools honoring Confederate generals: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston and William L. Cabell elementary schools. During that discussion, it was mentioned that there is a much broader list of at least 21 names that bear further investigation, if trustees were compelled to do so.

“This was just a very quick review of looking at the biographies of the individuals,” DISD chief of school leadership Stephanie Elizalde told trustees on Sept. 14. “And if there was any association with Confederacy — not making a judgment for or against — just if we saw Confederacy named in it, we then highlighted it. We are now in the process of doing a second [look].”

The Dallas Morning News has obtained a copy of that list, which includes Texas revolutionaries and founders such as Sam Houston, James Bowie and William Travis, U.S. presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, and Dallas pioneers James Gaston and William Brown Miller.

Elizalde acknowledged to trustees the difficulty in drawing a line on where to proceed.

Wait until they find out that Franklin’s most epochal contribution to economic and biological theory, his 1754 essay Observations Concerning the Increase in Mankind, was an anti-immigration pamphlet.

Commenter anonymous observes:

Inshallah, I would be damn proud to be quarterback for the Ahmed Mohamed H.S. (formerly Douglas MacArthur H.S.) “Fightin’ Clockboys” in Irving, Texas.

 
• Tags: damnatio memoriae 

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Protests turn violent in Delmar Loop late Saturday; second night of post-verdict strife

Unrest in the Loop
Laurie Skrivan lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

Second day of protests after Stockley acquitted
David Carson

UNIVERSITY CITY • For the second consecutive night, peaceful daytime protests descended into late-night violence with broken windows and thrown rocks, water bottles and garbage can lids following Friday’s acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting death of a black suspect.

Shortly before 11 p.m. at Leland and Delmar, a small group of protesters threw chunks of concrete at police and broke windows at numerous Delmar Loop businesses. A chair was thrown through the window of a Starbucks. One protester was seen hitting a police SUV with a hammer.

… As the chaos escalated, scores of police officers in riot gear pushed forward against the demonstrators just after 11 p.m. — about two hours after daytime protest organizers had congratulated their followers on keeping their demonstrations peaceful.

By 11:30, about 200 police officers had pushed most of the protesters out of the area and the violence and vandalism appeared to be dissipating. The sidewalks along the vibrant area of restaurants and shops were strewn with glass from broken windows.

By shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, more than a thousand protesters carrying “Black Lives Matter” signs and chanting things like “No Justice, No Profits” were blocking the major intersection at Skinker and Forest Park Parkway near Washington University.

 

From City Journal:

Ilhan Omar’s Many Firsts

Did a celebrated Somali-American legislator marry her brother?
Scott W. Johnson
September 15, 2017

Omar had just won a primary victory over 22-term incumbent Phyllis Kahn to secure the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) endorsement to represent House District 60B in the state legislature. Minneapolis’s Star Tribune trumpeted Omar’s victory in a huge headline on its front page, proclaiming that the Somali immigrant’s victory had “made history.” The paper followed up with two more stories admiring Omar’s triumph. …

As I noted last year, Omar is also probably the first state legislator to have taken out a marriage certificate naming her brother as her husband. If so, she is certainly also the first state legislator—Muslim or not—to be married to her brother (the marriage would be illegal and void ab initio under Minnesota law), while also having a “cultural” husband, who happens to be the father of her children.

Okay, but the courthouse back in Somalia burned down during the Era of Anarchy and a goat ate the paperwork and the imam’s clerk was too buzzed on khat to spell anybody’s names right, so whaddaya gonna do?

Send the legislator’s brother-husband back to Somalia, you racist?

I don’t think so.

 

From The Daily Mail:

Sixty-year-old woman is shoved to the ground as fists fly in a punch-up between transgender activists and their extreme feminist rivals in Hyde Park

Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists clashed with their enemies Trans Activists

Maria MacLachlan was attacked at Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park

The 60-year-old mother-of-two was left shaken and the police are investigating

By Mark Wood And Sanchez Manning For The Mail On Sunday

PUBLISHED: 17:53 EDT, 16 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:08 EDT, 17 September 2017

The transgender issue is the most sensitive in Britain today, sparking passionate debate among equal-rights campaigners.

But now that passion has erupted into the sort of outright violence normally associated with football hooligans.

Two factions – the Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists (or so-called TERFs) and their bitter enemies Trans Activists – clashed in an unseemly bust-up that ended with a 60-year-old woman being bundled to the ground and punched in the face. The incident was caught on video and is now being investigated by the police.

Mother-of-two Maria MacLachlan, who describes herself as a ‘gender critical feminist’, was attacked at Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park at about 7pm on Wednesday.

She had joined around 50 fellow TERFs who were to be given details of the secret location for a talk entitled What Is Gender? The Gender Recognition Act And Beyond.

TERFs are feminists who are opposed to some campaigning by transgender women.

The event was originally scheduled to be held at a community centre in New Cross, South-East London, but was switched following online warnings of a protest from Trans Activists.

Among the groups threatening to protest were the LGBTQ+ Society from Goldsmiths University, an organisation called Sisters Uncut, and Action For Trans Health London.

Why is Haven Monahan never around when you need a demonic white male to re-unite the Coalition of the Fringes around hating cishet white men?

 

Commenter Felix Fischer writes:

OT: So I did a text search on the e-book of “What Happened” by Hillary Clinton. In summary, I think it’s revealing that the strings “islam”, “refugee”, “illegal immigra”, and “jihad” get a total of 0 results. On the other hand “wikileaks” gets 35 results, and “Russia” gets 267 results. It’s almost as if “what happened” was Donald Trump actually addressed the concerns of the American electorate. For instance, which do you think voters are more concerned about: Russia or Islam?

There are also some pretty entertaining quotes:

Gallup compiled a word cloud depicting everything Americans read, saw, or heard about me during several months of the campaign. It was dominated by a single giant word: email. Much smaller, but also visible were the words lie and scandal. Interestingly, in Trump’s word cloud, immigration and Mexico stand out much more than jobs or trade. More on that shortly. [pg. 761 of e-book]

In June 2017, the Voter Study Group, a consortium of academic researchers, published a major new survey that tracked the same eight thousand voters from 2012 to 2016. “What stands out most,” concluded George Washington University professor John Sides, are “attitudes about immigration, feelings toward black people, and feelings toward Muslims.” Data from the gold standard American National Election Studies also showed that resentment toward these groups was a better predictor of Trump support than economic concerns. And as I previously mentioned, exit polls found that Trump’s victory depended on voters whose top concerns were immigration and terrorism, despite his lack of any national security experience and my long record. That’s a polite way of saying many of these voters were worried about people of color—especially blacks, Mexicans, and Muslims—threatening their way of life. They believed that the political, economic, and cultural elites cared more about these “others” than about them. …

When I said, “You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” I was talking about well-documented reality. For example, the General Social Survey conducted by the University of Chicago found that in 2016, 55 percent of white Republicans believed that blacks are generally poorer than whites “because most just don’t have the motivation or willpower to pull themselves up out of poverty.” In the same survey, 42 percent of white Republicans described blacks as lazier than whites and 26 percent said they were less intelligent.

26% is a pretty disgracefully low awareness number for what is perhaps the most overwhelmingly attested finding in the social sciences.

In all cases, the number of white Democrats who said the same thing was much lower (although still way too high). [pg. 789 of e-book]

Wow. Just Wow.

Was Hillary always like this? Did she become a lot dumber after she fell down and hit her head in 2012?

I’ve never really paid enough attention to her to have an opinion, but she seems really boringly dumb lately. Or is it just that our entire society has gotten dumber and Hillary is the representative unoriginal person?

 

Here’s a nice obituary for Jerry Pournelle in the New York Times:

Jerry Pournelle, Science Fiction Novelist and Computer Guide, Dies at 84
By NEIL GENZLINGER SEPT. 15, 2017

 

From the New York Times:

Baltimore Officers Will Face No Federal Charges in Death of Freddie Gray
By REBECCA R. RUIZ SEPT. 12, 2017

WASHINGTON — Six Baltimore police officers will face no federal charges in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died of a severe spinal cord injury while in custody, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday. …

Six officers were charged by the Baltimore state’s attorney with crimes related to Mr. Gray’s death, including manslaughter and murder. All were cleared in those cases as well.

How many incremental people have been murdered in Baltimore due to the Obama Administration / BLM / Soros etc. promotion of this case in March 2015?

Baltimore

Compared to the mean in 2007-2014, it looks like Baltimore is now up around 300 incremental dead bodies since the Freddie Gray Fiasco began about 30 months ago.

Heckuva job, Obama.

 

From commenter Boethiuss:

And while I’m at it, one more thing related to my prior comment.

Did you ever notice, that right now the possibility of a wall across our southern border is the ultimate Sailerite/Leninist who/whom? issue, in its purest form?

I mean yeah it’s sort of about immigration, but not really. At a much deeper lever it’s who/whom. If somehow, by any possible means we build the wall, we’re the who and without it we’re the whom. Fundamentally, that’s why we want the wall, and that’s why the other side is just as determined to prevent us from having it.

In objective terms, the situation should be reversed. If we build a wall, and let’s suppose it works pretty well, the possibility of massive illegal immigration ceases to be an ongoing threat and becomes more of a historical idiosyncrasy. And then it’s much easier to justify regularization or amnesty for the illegals already here. They’re the ones who should be pushing a wall onto us. But they’re not. Even if millions of their constituents depend on it, it’s not a concession they feel the need to make.

Let’s face it, right now we’re the whom and they’re the who. And in those terms, we’re in worse shape now than we were under President Obama especially toward the end of his second term.

Essentially, the fight over the Wall is about whether Americans even have a right to build a Wall.

 
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