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From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

President Trump’s Murder Report Card
by Steve Sailer

January 10, 2018

One reason Donald Trump is president is because of the Obama administration’s own goal in setting off a major murder wave in Ferguson in 2014, in an era when both technology and prosperity should have been lowering the death toll from crime.

So how did the Trump administration do at fighting crime in 2017? …

The FBI won’t release its 2017 murder statistics for many months. But to shed light on the important question of how the Trump administration is doing, I’ve sifted through year-end local newspaper reports and police department databases from the 51 biggest municipalities in America.

Read the whole thing there.

 
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  1. Looks like voting for Trump signaled to the cops that we’re on their side.

    If it saved even one life, it was worth voting for Trump.

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  3. Just gonna leave this here. BeSa usually has interesting pieces, with the obligatory bias, but this is mad.

    https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/arm-iranian-protesters/

    For arms to be effectively provided, protesters who can use them have to be identified and contacted, and supply networks have to be built. These must be tailored to meet the needs of a variegated group of people operating in different environments. Some will be engaged in urban warfare, others in hit-and-run ambushes on the country’s roads and rail lines across the country, and still others as hit squads to assassinate regime officials and security personnel in a bid to turn the hunters into the hunted.

    In areas inhabited by minorities, such as the Kurds or the Arabs in the country’s southwest, efforts should be expended to conduct guerrilla operations. Heating up the country’s periphery, where these minorities live, will do much to reduce the heat on the urban fighters who will carry the brunt of the fighting in meeting the primary strategic goal of the armed conflict – taking over and maintaining their hold on Tehran.

    These protesters-turned-freedom fighters will have to be given intelligence as well, which will impose the arduous task of making sure that both the arms and the intelligence flow to the genuine opposition rather than into the hands of state agents.

    At some point, this aid will have to be buttressed by much tougher sanctions to the point of a blockade on the country’s ports or flight zones. Such sanctions will no doubt impose tremendous hardship on the Iranian people, but will also drive home the point that the maintenance of the regime is untenable and the quicker it is removed the quicker there will be the relief. Such a realization will, one hopes, induce many to give aid and shelter to the fighters.

    Planning and creating a rudimentary network to provide arms and intelligence should have started in 2009. If it was not begun then, it must begin now.

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    • Replies: @rogue-one
    wow. just wow. They really do want to turn Iran into Syria.
    , @AndrewR
    I'd much rather arm Hamas and Hezbollah.
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  4. Stephen Miller – the most dangerous man in America:

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article193865169.html

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    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    I'm guessing the House member quoted anonymously is Mike McCaul 0f Texas. I would be rather surprised if it was McSally or Labrador. McSally is a policy lightweight that is riding along to boost her Senate prospects. While Labrador is treacherous, he's running for Governor and benefits more from doing nothing.

    McCaul is a long-time shill for the "virtual fence"

    The former DHS Bush official might well be current DHS Secretary Nielsen

    , @Jack Hanson
    I think the media is trying to Bannon Miller, but Miller isn't prone to self destruction like Bannon.
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  5. Steve, you keep mentioning the “Fergussin Effect” but what about non-Hispanic white victimization rates and white offending rates? The growth in the non-Hispanic white victimization rate was greater than in any year since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. Between 2014 and 2016, the number of white homicide victims increased by 22 percent – not too far off the 29 percent increase in black victims.

    As far as offending rate is concerned, the ‘white category’ consists of whites of European origin and Latinos so we cannot say for sure if the rise in homicide offending among whites actually occured. But the spike is clearly visible.

    Soyrce: National Institute of Justice, “Assessing and Responding to the Recent Homicide Rise in the United States” (November 2017) – https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/251067.pdf

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  6. Crime control is (for the most part) the responsibility of local government enforcing state laws. The contribution that the state government can make is to draw optimal local government boundaries and vest police functions in local governments operating at an optimal scale, maintain an ample stock of prison cells, compose and maintain a sensible penal code, provide some technical assistance through the state police (especially to rural sheriff’s departments), investigate local corruption, and audit local departments in various ways. The contribution the federal government can made is to police the borders, chase down characters who’ve breached the borders and any contraband they’re carting around, put gangsters out of business; investigate complex macro-scale fraud schemes, national security offenses, supralocal public corruption, and offenses in the armed services; and run interference for local departments when federal judges start harassing them. The federal police services (scattered across a half-dozen different departments) can’t stay in their lane and then turn around and make a hash of many things that are properly their preserve. Congress might act to repair this, but they do nothing.

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  7. Perhaps the Texas border Mexicans are making a conscious effort to keep up appearances partly in gratitude for being allowed to live in a lawful nation and partly to firmly leave behind the Hell that they left.

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  8. @Romanian
    Just gonna leave this here. BeSa usually has interesting pieces, with the obligatory bias, but this is mad.

    https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/arm-iranian-protesters/

    For arms to be effectively provided, protesters who can use them have to be identified and contacted, and supply networks have to be built. These must be tailored to meet the needs of a variegated group of people operating in different environments. Some will be engaged in urban warfare, others in hit-and-run ambushes on the country’s roads and rail lines across the country, and still others as hit squads to assassinate regime officials and security personnel in a bid to turn the hunters into the hunted.

    In areas inhabited by minorities, such as the Kurds or the Arabs in the country’s southwest, efforts should be expended to conduct guerrilla operations. Heating up the country’s periphery, where these minorities live, will do much to reduce the heat on the urban fighters who will carry the brunt of the fighting in meeting the primary strategic goal of the armed conflict – taking over and maintaining their hold on Tehran.

    These protesters-turned-freedom fighters will have to be given intelligence as well, which will impose the arduous task of making sure that both the arms and the intelligence flow to the genuine opposition rather than into the hands of state agents.

    At some point, this aid will have to be buttressed by much tougher sanctions to the point of a blockade on the country’s ports or flight zones. Such sanctions will no doubt impose tremendous hardship on the Iranian people, but will also drive home the point that the maintenance of the regime is untenable and the quicker it is removed the quicker there will be the relief. Such a realization will, one hopes, induce many to give aid and shelter to the fighters.

    Planning and creating a rudimentary network to provide arms and intelligence should have started in 2009. If it was not begun then, it must begin now.
     

    wow. just wow. They really do want to turn Iran into Syria.

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  9. Mind-blowing that St. Louis and Cleveland, both for many years among the nations ten largest cities, are now 61st and 51st. What’s that old saying? Give a white man a pile of bricks, and he’ll produce a city. Give a black man a city, and he’ll produce a pile of bricks.

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Again, he's quoting the population figures for the core municipality. There's been enormous intra-metropolitan migration in the last 90 years and, bar in certain Southern and western jurisdictions where municipal annexation is still practiced, the core city is not the settlement. Where I grew up, about 90% of those in the dense settlement lived in the core city in 1930. Now, about 1/3 do, the remainder to be found in suburban tract development. If you look at whole dense settlements, greater St. Louis and greater Cleveland are among the larger 2d tier cities, ranking somewhere around 21st and 25th, respectively, among all urban settlements in the country. BTW, the rank in population of all but a few metropolitan settlements in the Rustbelt has fallen in the last 50 years as comparative advantages have arisen down South and out west. (That phenomenon has been less pronounced on the coast).

    While we're at it, Cleveland's homicide rate the last 8 years has bounced around 19.5 per 100,000. That's a great deal higher than the national mean, but about normal for a core city (and about 1/2 what it's been in Baltimore the last 8 years).
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  10. The first thing that I think should be highlighted: “For example, the increasingly widely deployed ShotSpotter system for locating gunfire via audio triangulation originated in work begun by Silicon Valley seismologist John C. Lahr in 1992 in response to East Palo Alto becoming the murder capital of America with 42 homicides in a population of only about 24,000.

    In 2017, however, East Palo Alto suffered only one murder. Some of that is due to all the surveillance tech now scanning the streets. But much of the difference stems from Hispanics driving blacks out of East Palo Alto. The black share of the population fell from 61 percent in the 1980 Census to 17 percent in 2010.”

    Yes, Mexican gangs remain in East Palo Alto. And they move a lot of dope. But in terms of murderous violence that expands beyond the active members of the world of criminal gangs, their rates are very low compared to blacks.

    In this very important sense, Mexican criminals are, as anyone with a brain and eyes can observe, much more like white criminals than black criminals.

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  11. A 1971 article in Time, “The Texas Tranquilizer,” attributed the low murder rate in El Paso to the high levels of lithium in its well water.

    Poet Robin Robertson on the element in question:

    Lithium

    After the arc of ECT
    and the blunt concussion of pills,
    they gave him lithium to cling to—
    the psychiatrist’s stone.
    A metal that floats on water,
    must be kept in kerosene,
    can be drawn into wire.
    (He who had jumped in the harbor,
    burnt his hair off,
    been caught hanging from the light.)
    He’d heard it was once used
    to make hydrogen bombs,
    but now was a coolant for nuclear reactors,
    so he broke out of hospital barefoot
    and walked ten miles to meet me in the snow.

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  12. Sailer gets back to immigration while talking about Columbus, Ohio.

    IMMIGRATION is the issue that is so high you can’t get over it; it is so wide you can’t get around it; it is so low you can’t get under it; it’s everywhere. Murderous Blacks and their supporters in the Black Lives Matter mob are not the primary reason Trump won the presidency. Immigration is the primary reason Trump won the presidency.

    Murderous Black mobs butchering and killing each other and random strangers is a secondary issue when considering why Trump won the GOP presidential primary and the presidency itself.

    Trump won on an implicit appeal to White identity and the immigration issue.

    Sailer says:

    Outside of Las Vegas, the biggest increase in absolute numbers of homicides was in Columbus, Ohio, where killings increased from 106 to 143. While it has a fairly sizable black population (28 percent), Columbus is not really a Rust Belt town like Detroit or Cleveland. It’s a sprawling All-American city where the U.S. national soccer team plays its home matches against Mexico to get away from Mexican-American fans rooting for Mexico.

    Mexican fans rooting against the United States soccer team in California is the reason why Trump won the presidency.

    National identity and immigration and the Sam Huntington questions are the reason why Trump won. Blacks butchering each other and random strangers is old news.

    Sam Huntington Questions:

    Who Are We As A Nation?

    What Are We Fighting For As A Nation?

    It is revelatory of the power of the national question that I felt the need to add the bits about “As A Nation” to the Huntington questions.

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  13. Wrong again, Steve. Those extra murders, in 2017, were – – – according to President Trump – – – probably Love Murders.

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  14. Hispanics might be kind of like the Irish. Remove law and order and you get bad results. Give a little bit of rigorous attention and the communities are calm and peaceful. There are zillions of small towns throughout Latin America where violent crime is almost non-existent, often in the same country where the big cities are very violent (e.g. Guatemala City, Guayaquil).

    Establish the rule of law, arrest wrongdoers, cut down on corruption, and Latinos form peaceful, pleasant communities.

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    But put the Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, etc., together in the same place and you end up with some pretty heinous violence.

    "Hispanic" is a catch-all term with no meaning other than describing persons who can allegedly speak Spanish.
    , @Art Deco
    A shirt-tail relation of ours took a trip to Mexico with his girlfriend, assuring us that the place they would be staying was pleasant and safe. That particular Mexican state (Yucutan) has a homicide rate about that of a common-and-garden Chicago suburb. Other Mexican states have homicide rates like that of Chicago's South Side slums. It's very peculiar.
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  15. On October 6, 2016, you published in this Unz blog an article titled “Q. Does the Ferguson Effect Exist? A. It Sure Does in Ferguson”, based on statistics I provided in an article in my own blog. Because FBI statistics for all of 2016 are now available, I can now add that year as follows.

    Crime in the city of Ferguson, Missouri, has risen significantly since police officer Darren Wilson was falsely accused of murdering Michael Brown there in August 2014. Crime in Ferguson — population about 21,0000 — rose significantly more than in other US cities of similar size.

    The FBI provides the following statistics for crimes that were recorded in US cities with population in the range from 10,000 to 25,000.

    … the rates changed little [in small cities nationally] during the three-year period 2013-2016.

    … Ferguson fits into the above group of cities — populations 10,000 to 25,000. The FBI provides Ferguson’s statistics, from which I have calculated the rates. You will see in the below list that the rates rise significantly since August 2014 ….

    Violent Crimes (per 100,000 residents in Ferguson, MO)

    In 2013 … 478
    In 2014 … 545
    In 2015 … 902
    In 2016 …. 810

    Murders and Non-Negligent Manslaughters
    In 2013 … 9
    In 2014 … 10
    In 2015 … 24
    In 2016 … 43

    Rapes (revised definition)
    In 2013 … 14
    In 2014 … 10
    In 2015 … 38
    In 2016 … 33

    Robberies
    In 2013 … 256
    In 2014 … 242
    In 2015 … 389
    In 2016 …. 323

    Aggravated Assaults
    In 2013 … 199
    In 2014 … 284
    In 2015 … 451
    In 2016 …. 410

    Property Crimes
    In 2013 … 5,333
    In 2014 … 4,870
    In 2015 … 4,772
    In 2016 …. 5,195

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/q-does-the-ferguson-effect-exist-a-it-sure-does-in-ferguson/

    https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2016/crime-in-the-u.s.-2016/tables/table-6/table-6-state-cuts/missouri.xls

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  16. OT

    She claims she never sent that tweet — results of searching her account for the word parenthood

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    She looks white to me. By this logic her brothers and cousins should have been killed.
    , @eah
    Or maybe she's a liar -- too -- ?

    https://twitter.com/Tali_death/status/935344930175815680
    , @Anonymous
    These chicks pretty much own Twitter last time I looked. Particularly since The Purge.

    Twit should change its name to Cat Lady Confidential.
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  17. Trump didn’t have to anything other than not be Obama really. Obama sent the signal that civil disorder is OK if it’s committed by members of a victim class, since it’s just a reaction against the fog of white eldrich energies that surround the oppressed. That the body count is overwhelmingly black is of no consequence to the professional left – it’s just collateral (and acceptable) damage in the cultural war they are waging.

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  18. I’m pretty much echoing Art Deco here, but why do people think reducing street crime is a federal issue? All my life (I was a teenager in the 1980s and remember that political climate well) people have treated street crime as something the federal government should be concerned with. Its pretty much the last thing the federal government should be concerned with. I honestly want to understand where people are coming from on this, because I am genuinely lost here.

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    Federal government has printing press. People get checks from federal government. Bridges, highways, sewers, schools, tunnels...etc.

    People love loot from federal government. People want federal government to fix everything, including burnt toast and stinky feet.

    Big global financial implosion coming. Federal government print money, purchasing power drops off a cliff.

    What power does federal government have that states don't? Power to print money.

    10th Amendment dead as doornail.
    , @Brutusale
    Steve is talking about the Obama InJustice Department getting involved in local law enforcement by threatening to act, them actually instituting, DOJ "remedies" to stop the local police from damaging those poor black bodies while the poor dindus were involved in their regular shenanigans like strong-arm robberies or attacking amateur security guards. Rather than fill out a DOJ-approved 20-page pamphlet for each arrest, the locals cops retreated to Dunkin' Donuts and let the inmates of their particular ghetto zoos thin the herd with little interference.
    , @European-American
    There’s also the magical ability of the word "Trump" to make everything more interesting and clickworthy. Contrast for example: “Recent Advances In Medical Science” — bo-ring; “Medical Science in the Age of Trump” — hey I want to read that!

    Not that I am accusing our kind host of succumbing to clickbait. That’s a big and worthy statistical job he did. And Trump being not-Obama seems perfectly pertinent.
    , @J.Ross
    Because if you are a state or municipal authority under Obama and you try to do something about street crime you will soon learn your place.
    , @Hibernian
    The Federal judiciary's interpretation of the Constitution has a lot to do with crime rates.
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  19. @eD
    I'm pretty much echoing Art Deco here, but why do people think reducing street crime is a federal issue? All my life (I was a teenager in the 1980s and remember that political climate well) people have treated street crime as something the federal government should be concerned with. Its pretty much the last thing the federal government should be concerned with. I honestly want to understand where people are coming from on this, because I am genuinely lost here.

    Federal government has printing press. People get checks from federal government. Bridges, highways, sewers, schools, tunnels…etc.

    People love loot from federal government. People want federal government to fix everything, including burnt toast and stinky feet.

    Big global financial implosion coming. Federal government print money, purchasing power drops off a cliff.

    What power does federal government have that states don’t? Power to print money.

    10th Amendment dead as doornail.

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  20. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    As of the morning of the 10th of 2018 60 have been shot so far in Chicago with a total of 14 homicides. The day is not over with yet so there’ll certainly be more added today. As everyone knows the weather has been quite cold so the weather theory of black behavior (heat makes them homicidal) is in doubt. It seems that the question of what makes the black mind tick has been going on for a very long time and there’s always the theory of the month which gets supplanted by the next bright idea. It appears that the likeliness of getting away with it increases it. In Chicago the clearance rate is a mere 12%. It’s not clear if these people even know or care who is president, it’s the facts on the ground that drive things. Now’s a good time to get your licks in and blast away.

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  21. @eah
    OT

    She claims she never sent that tweet -- results of searching her account for the word parenthood

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTI1Tj_X4AIB6wT.jpg

    She looks white to me. By this logic her brothers and cousins should have been killed.

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    Her father too, right?
    , @TheJester
    How about her father being aborted in her alternative universe. She wouldn't be here. She is a feminist. She doesn't get it.

    I've been doing a lot of reading on endocrinology lately. I'm wondering if it would be possible to map feminists and the decree of their verbal invective against males to specific phases in the female menstrual cycle. Whether on or off the Pill, the phases involved major mood swings ranging from, at times, hating most everyone (the luteal phase) to being desperate for exotic Alpha Males to inseminate them (ovulation). Women on the Pill, however, do not ovulate. This has its own social and political implications.

    Sound implausible? Louann Brizendine's book, "The Female Brain." is a good read on the impact of hormones and the menstrual cycle on female moods, dispositions, and behaviors. Shocking science ... shocking conclusions!

    https://www.amazon.com/Female-Brain-Louann-Brizendine-ebook/dp/B000URWYT8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1515623592&sr=1-1&keywords=the+female+brain+by+louann+brizendine

    P.S. I'm not purposefully engaged in an ad hominem argument against feminists. This supposes feminists engage in rational discourse. To my knowledge, they do not. Therefore, it is not possible to attack the person rather than their arguments. If I am wrong about this, please provide references.
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  22. @KM32
    Hispanics might be kind of like the Irish. Remove law and order and you get bad results. Give a little bit of rigorous attention and the communities are calm and peaceful. There are zillions of small towns throughout Latin America where violent crime is almost non-existent, often in the same country where the big cities are very violent (e.g. Guatemala City, Guayaquil).

    Establish the rule of law, arrest wrongdoers, cut down on corruption, and Latinos form peaceful, pleasant communities.

    But put the Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, etc., together in the same place and you end up with some pretty heinous violence.

    “Hispanic” is a catch-all term with no meaning other than describing persons who can allegedly speak Spanish.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    There's a vaguely common culture, as with the Anglosphere.
    , @Travis
    well said

    if one of your Grandparents spoke Spanish you are "Hispanic"...just ask Ted Cruz....his children are Hispanic and his grandchildren may well qualify for affirmative action due to having a great Grandfather from Cuba.
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  23. @eD
    I'm pretty much echoing Art Deco here, but why do people think reducing street crime is a federal issue? All my life (I was a teenager in the 1980s and remember that political climate well) people have treated street crime as something the federal government should be concerned with. Its pretty much the last thing the federal government should be concerned with. I honestly want to understand where people are coming from on this, because I am genuinely lost here.

    Steve is talking about the Obama InJustice Department getting involved in local law enforcement by threatening to act, them actually instituting, DOJ “remedies” to stop the local police from damaging those poor black bodies while the poor dindus were involved in their regular shenanigans like strong-arm robberies or attacking amateur security guards. Rather than fill out a DOJ-approved 20-page pamphlet for each arrest, the locals cops retreated to Dunkin’ Donuts and let the inmates of their particular ghetto zoos thin the herd with little interference.

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  24. Re: Columbus, I didn’t make it to the end of Dreamland before my Audible free trial expired, but Quinones was starting to talk about the Xalisco boys’ chipmunk heroin delivery service making too much money and catching the attention of the Feds and the Sinaloan cartels.

    Maybe the heroin markets pioneered by the nonviolent farmboys is in the process of a cartel takeover.

    A tangential anecdote on the Columbus/Colombia connection, Columbia Pictures mogul Harry Cohn thought his own studio was spelled “Colombia” for years, until one of his writers humiliated him by getting him to spell it in front of a crowd of other writers and execs.

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    • Replies: @J.Ross
    I have heard a lot of rumors and anecdotes to this effect but there does not seem to be a journalistic project associated with it. Appropriately enough given that we Mexico now, journalists know to respect great men and not go snooping around the wrong places. But good thing they report breathlessly on every Trump tweet.
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  25. @KM32
    Hispanics might be kind of like the Irish. Remove law and order and you get bad results. Give a little bit of rigorous attention and the communities are calm and peaceful. There are zillions of small towns throughout Latin America where violent crime is almost non-existent, often in the same country where the big cities are very violent (e.g. Guatemala City, Guayaquil).

    Establish the rule of law, arrest wrongdoers, cut down on corruption, and Latinos form peaceful, pleasant communities.

    A shirt-tail relation of ours took a trip to Mexico with his girlfriend, assuring us that the place they would be staying was pleasant and safe. That particular Mexican state (Yucutan) has a homicide rate about that of a common-and-garden Chicago suburb. Other Mexican states have homicide rates like that of Chicago’s South Side slums. It’s very peculiar.

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    What's a shirt-tail relation?
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  26. @eD
    I'm pretty much echoing Art Deco here, but why do people think reducing street crime is a federal issue? All my life (I was a teenager in the 1980s and remember that political climate well) people have treated street crime as something the federal government should be concerned with. Its pretty much the last thing the federal government should be concerned with. I honestly want to understand where people are coming from on this, because I am genuinely lost here.

    There’s also the magical ability of the word “Trump” to make everything more interesting and clickworthy. Contrast for example: “Recent Advances In Medical Science” — bo-ring; “Medical Science in the Age of Trump” — hey I want to read that!

    Not that I am accusing our kind host of succumbing to clickbait. That’s a big and worthy statistical job he did. And Trump being not-Obama seems perfectly pertinent.

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  27. @Art Deco
    A shirt-tail relation of ours took a trip to Mexico with his girlfriend, assuring us that the place they would be staying was pleasant and safe. That particular Mexican state (Yucutan) has a homicide rate about that of a common-and-garden Chicago suburb. Other Mexican states have homicide rates like that of Chicago's South Side slums. It's very peculiar.

    What’s a shirt-tail relation?

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    "What’s a shirt-tail relation?"

    It's a mainly Southern term for a distant relative.
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  28. OT, the reason Huma called off her divorce from Weiner is that Trump said she should go to jail on Twitter last week. She had weiner print out classified documents for her, which is (obviously) illegal. By remaining married Huma preserves the marital testimonial privilege. Funny stuff.

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    By remaining married Huma preserves the marital testimonial privilege.

     

    Thanks for noting this. I read a few reports on this story, including a couple on conservative/alt sites, and nobody seemed to have figured out the obvious reason for this twist in the Humaweiner saga.
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  29. @Brutusale
    But put the Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, etc., together in the same place and you end up with some pretty heinous violence.

    "Hispanic" is a catch-all term with no meaning other than describing persons who can allegedly speak Spanish.

    There’s a vaguely common culture, as with the Anglosphere.

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    Vaguely call a Guatemalan a Honduran and see what happens.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissism_of_small_differences
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  30. @Brutusale
    But put the Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, etc., together in the same place and you end up with some pretty heinous violence.

    "Hispanic" is a catch-all term with no meaning other than describing persons who can allegedly speak Spanish.

    well said

    if one of your Grandparents spoke Spanish you are “Hispanic”…just ask Ted Cruz….his children are Hispanic and his grandchildren may well qualify for affirmative action due to having a great Grandfather from Cuba.

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  31. Iceland, which is currently shaken by an outbreak of murder most foul.

    I remember the good-whites of Iceland, of whom none on earth are gooder or whiter, were very excited about inviting in lots of Syrian refugees. From what I can gather less than a thousand have arrived so far and I don’t know if the murder wave would be connected.

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  32. From de Golden State to de Palmetto,
    By gat or by switchblade styletto,
    Lotsa brothas git dead.
    Like de Temptations said,
    It’s a everyday thang in de ghetto.

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    I eagerly await the anthology of your verse. Great stuff!
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  33. Heh. A 44 year old Latvian woman was murdered and a “foreign national is in custody.
    An Albanian was also killed in 2017, perp unknown. The average is two murders a year of Icelanders, so minus the these two they are right on target.

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  34. @Anon
    What's a shirt-tail relation?

    “What’s a shirt-tail relation?”

    It’s a mainly Southern term for a distant relative.

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    In Vermont those are called touch-hole cousins. You're welcome.
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  35. @IHTG
    Stephen Miller - the most dangerous man in America:

    https://twitter.com/KLR_Editor/status/951045384050130944

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article193865169.html

    I’m guessing the House member quoted anonymously is Mike McCaul 0f Texas. I would be rather surprised if it was McSally or Labrador. McSally is a policy lightweight that is riding along to boost her Senate prospects. While Labrador is treacherous, he’s running for Governor and benefits more from doing nothing.

    McCaul is a long-time shill for the “virtual fence”

    The former DHS Bush official might well be current DHS Secretary Nielsen

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    Secretary Nielsen was pushing hard for a wall yesterday.
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  36. Murders should be falling annually due to improved medical care (ambulances are basically rolling emergency rooms these days).

    You might think so, but in fact more people who are shot die today than would have died 20 years ago for a number of reasons outlined in “Shoot to Kill,” a long piece in the Baltimore Sun published on September 30, 2016.

    Basic points: gangs are using more powerful weapons–.40 caliber Glocks rather than .22s or .25s; shooters are putting more bullets into their victims than they did previously; shooters are putting a round into their victim’s head to be certain he dies; drive-bys have gone out of style and walk-up assassinations are current favored.

    Some points from the article:

    In Baltimore, one of every three people struck by gunfire dies, up from one death in every four shootings the previous decade. It ranks as one of the most lethal of America’s largest cities, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis. Two other cities — Washington and New Orleans — shared the brutal distinction of one in three shootings ending in a homicide in 2015. Like Baltimore, several cities have seen the death grip tighten. In Chicago, one in 10 people died after being shot in 2000; now one in six perishes. Last year, the odds for gunshot victims worsened in at least 10 of the nation’s largest cities, The Sun found.

    ****
    In Baltimore, where there were nearly 1,000 shootings last year, a one-in-four lethality rate means about 250 victims die. A one-in-three rate means more than 330 people die. So even if shootings subside, the number of gun deaths remains elevated.

    On the streets, particularly in poor, black neighborhoods, residents are witnessing increasingly deadly tactics. More shooters are aiming for the head and firing multiple rounds into victims.

    The number of fatal head shots in the city rose steadily from about 13 percent two decades ago to 62 percent last year. Meanwhile, the number of cadavers with 10 or more bullets more than doubled in the past decade, according to the Maryland medical examiner’s office, which tallied the bullet wounds at the request of The Sun.

    Now, roughly two-thirds of city homicide victims are either shot in the head or multiple times. Many suffer both fates.

    Guns have also become more deadly, as the weapon of choice for criminals and then law enforcement shifted from the revolver to the semiautomatic pistol, which can fire more bullets without reloading. Nationally, the number of 9 mm and .40-caliber guns taken off the streets surged during the past four years, as seizures of less powerful .22-caliber guns remained relatively flat.

    In Maryland, seizures of 9 mm handguns overtook .22-caliber guns for the first time last year. Most were recovered from Baltimore’s streets, where the saying goes: “Buy every gun that comes through; don’t let it be the gun that kills you.”

    Many of the guns are equipped with extended magazines, allowing a shooter to fire from a distance and “walk down” a victim, continuously firing. The sale of “extendos” with more than 10 rounds are banned in Maryland, where they are prized in street cultures, tucked under belts and into pants as a fashion statement. In Baltimore, police are finding up to 80 shell casings at a single crime scene.

    *****

    Not even decades of advancements in trauma medicine can stem the carnage.

    Even as patients with major injuries from other assaults and car accidents have seen their chances improve dramatically, gunshot victims have watched their chances of survival plummet. Studies by hospitals and trauma centers across the country, including Baltimore’s top-ranked medical systems, have documented this contrarian trend.

    “We feel this represents a true change in violence intensity,” Johns Hopkins Hospital researchers concluded a decade ago. Doctors say it has gotten worse since then.

    *****

    Law enforcement officials nationwide say they have noticed an increase in the quality of guns wielded by criminals.

    “All the cheap guns made in the ’80s have either quit functioning or have been recovered by police,” said Los Angeles Homicide Detective John Skaggs, the protagonist in the best-selling book “Ghettoside,” who has closed nearly all of the homicide cases he’s handled. “They seem to all be expensive and high-quality now.”

    In Milwaukee, police are tracking this trend. A decade ago, the top guns seized by police were a 12-gauge shotgun and pistols that cost less than $200 with standard, eight-bullet magazines. This year, the most seized guns were .40-caliber and 9 mm handguns that cost more than $400 and come with magazines that hold nine to 16 bullets.

    *****
    In Baltimore, gun seizures this year have already surpassed last year’s total by more than 25 percent. The once-ubiquitous “Saturday night specials” — cheaply made .22- or .25-caliber handguns that were banned for a time in Maryland — are no longer as prevalent.

    Now 9 mm guns are the top gun seized by police, and a Glock .40-caliber was most often used in crimes last year. Those weapons are capable of firing a bullet nearly twice the diameter of the one fired from the original Saturday Night Special.

    *****

    With advancements in trauma medicine over decades, emergency room patients now have a far better chance of surviving. Patients who have been stabbed are more likely to live. Better care, coupled with safety advancements, has driven deaths from motor vehicle accidents to historic lows. Gunshot victims, however, are less likely to live.

    In Baltimore, at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, the nation’s first hospital devoted to trauma injuries, doctors sought to assess improvements in care. They studied patients over a dozen years and found that chances for surviving “improved significantly.”

    A notable exception: gunshot victims. In 1999, 9.8 percent of those patients died. By 2008, that rate had risen to 17 percent. The study’s authors, including Thomas Scalea, the physician-in-chief at the center, blamed the increasing availability of lethal automatic and semiautomatic weapons on the street. Scalea says that trend continues today. The trauma surgeon said in an interview that he’s seeing more “higher-velocity injuries” from high-caliber guns and more bullet wounds per patient.

    Johns Hopkins Hospital also studied trauma outcomes and found that the fatality rate for patients with gunshot wounds nearly doubled from 9.5 percent between 2000 and 2003 to 18.3 percent for the period through March 2005.

    The study concluded that the overall fatality rate jumped because patients were arriving in grave shape. More patients were dead on arrival, and more succumbed to their injuries within minutes of arriving at the hospital. The median time before they were pronounced dead: six minutes.

    *****

    On the streets in a number of cities, gunmen have increasingly aimed for the head. The number of fatal head shots in Milwaukee doubled in 2015 over the year before, and gunshot victims with three to seven bullet wounds jumped 150 percent. It has been a clear, long-term trend in Baltimore, with the number of fatal head shots rising fivefold over the past two decades.

    Some criminals are cunning enough to know that more of their targets could be wearing body armor, said Baltimore police Maj. Donald Bauer. This year, police seized body armor in multiple drug house raids — something veteran officers said they haven’t seen before.

    And in a cruel twist, some shooters are taking into account that Baltimore has top-notch trauma care, said former police commissioner Anthony Batts. That’s why they aim for the head — to “take the trauma center out of the equation,” said Batts, now a consultant with the AWW Group training police commanders.

    Gunmen are pumping more bullets into victims. People shot multiple times made up less than 60 percent of homicide victims in 2005, the earliest year for which data is available. That rose to 70 percent by last year.

    The Maryland office of the chief medical examiner recently studied homicide autopsy reports of gunshot victims dating to 2005. About one-third of the victims died from a single gunshot, and that remained constant over the past decade. But the number of victims shot five to nine times doubled, as did those shot 10 or more times. In one case last year, a victim had been shot 38 times.

    “I never get a single gunshot wound — never,” said Sue Carol Verrillo, nurse manager of the surgical inpatient care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Hospitals across the nation, including in Denver and Newark, N.J., have reported the same trends — the severity of wounds and the sheer number of them increasing year by year.

    Angela Sauaia, professor of public health, medicine, and surgery at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, was among a team of researchers that completed a study in June of patients at a Denver trauma hospital, comparing chances of survival from various injuries. Again, they found that gunshot victims stood out for falling behind. Their fatality rate jumped 6 percent — every two years. “There are more injuries to treat, so no wonder the case fatality is increasing,” Sauaia said. “That was not the norm 10 years ago.”

    *****
    Former Baltimore Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez, who spent the last few years of his law enforcement career in Baltimore after more than 25 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, said he was struck by the “level of determination” among killers in Baltimore. He noted the high number of head shots.

    “I think there’s a meaning behind that. I think there’s a purpose behind that,” he said. “It’s sending a message, but it’s also making sure the outcome is what they want.”

    Rodriguez, who works for a company developing technological solutions for police departments, said he found “a much more personal type of killing in Baltimore” — a city of 92 square miles — compared to Los Angeles, which sprawls over 470 square miles.

    But even on the West Coast, police have noted a shift in shooting dynamics. In Los Angeles, gangs in the 1990s often carried out drive-by shootings, which could be indiscriminate and ineffective if the intent was to kill someone in particular. In the last decade, police said, they’ve been getting out of the car. “You want to kill ‘em, not wing ‘em,” said LAPD Homicide Detective Chris Barling, describing the mentality of shooters.

    http://data.baltimoresun.com/news/shoot-to-kill/

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    These reasons and, not necessarily in Baltimore but certainly in Maryland, our lazy American murder workers are being replaced by more efficient, tireless, and pay-flexible Central American newcomers.
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  37. I want to see the IT staffer who convinced Taki to implement his uniquely horrible cookies because she must make Lindsay Pelas look like a Bush wife. I used to visit that site every day. And they think that stopping people from copying the text is a good idea! Do they like paying for advertising?

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  38. @The Millennial Falcon
    Re: Columbus, I didn't make it to the end of Dreamland before my Audible free trial expired, but Quinones was starting to talk about the Xalisco boys' chipmunk heroin delivery service making too much money and catching the attention of the Feds and the Sinaloan cartels.

    Maybe the heroin markets pioneered by the nonviolent farmboys is in the process of a cartel takeover.

    A tangential anecdote on the Columbus/Colombia connection, Columbia Pictures mogul Harry Cohn thought his own studio was spelled "Colombia" for years, until one of his writers humiliated him by getting him to spell it in front of a crowd of other writers and execs.

    I have heard a lot of rumors and anecdotes to this effect but there does not seem to be a journalistic project associated with it. Appropriately enough given that we Mexico now, journalists know to respect great men and not go snooping around the wrong places. But good thing they report breathlessly on every Trump tweet.

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  39. @eD
    I'm pretty much echoing Art Deco here, but why do people think reducing street crime is a federal issue? All my life (I was a teenager in the 1980s and remember that political climate well) people have treated street crime as something the federal government should be concerned with. Its pretty much the last thing the federal government should be concerned with. I honestly want to understand where people are coming from on this, because I am genuinely lost here.

    Because if you are a state or municipal authority under Obama and you try to do something about street crime you will soon learn your place.

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  40. @Romanian
    Just gonna leave this here. BeSa usually has interesting pieces, with the obligatory bias, but this is mad.

    https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/arm-iranian-protesters/

    For arms to be effectively provided, protesters who can use them have to be identified and contacted, and supply networks have to be built. These must be tailored to meet the needs of a variegated group of people operating in different environments. Some will be engaged in urban warfare, others in hit-and-run ambushes on the country’s roads and rail lines across the country, and still others as hit squads to assassinate regime officials and security personnel in a bid to turn the hunters into the hunted.

    In areas inhabited by minorities, such as the Kurds or the Arabs in the country’s southwest, efforts should be expended to conduct guerrilla operations. Heating up the country’s periphery, where these minorities live, will do much to reduce the heat on the urban fighters who will carry the brunt of the fighting in meeting the primary strategic goal of the armed conflict – taking over and maintaining their hold on Tehran.

    These protesters-turned-freedom fighters will have to be given intelligence as well, which will impose the arduous task of making sure that both the arms and the intelligence flow to the genuine opposition rather than into the hands of state agents.

    At some point, this aid will have to be buttressed by much tougher sanctions to the point of a blockade on the country’s ports or flight zones. Such sanctions will no doubt impose tremendous hardship on the Iranian people, but will also drive home the point that the maintenance of the regime is untenable and the quicker it is removed the quicker there will be the relief. Such a realization will, one hopes, induce many to give aid and shelter to the fighters.

    Planning and creating a rudimentary network to provide arms and intelligence should have started in 2009. If it was not begun then, it must begin now.
     

    I’d much rather arm Hamas and Hezbollah.

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  41. After reading iSteve, listening to Vox’s Matthew Yglesias talk about crime and race is just funny.
    On a December 29th podcast reflecting on 2017 events, he had this to say (note: starts around 23:50, I’ve edited some of the words to make it more readable)

    https://soundcloud.com/vox-the-weeds/the-most-undercovered-policy

    Matthew Yglesias speaking:
    Another thing I have read a lot of stories on in 2017 is the murder rate, which went up in 2015, went up again in 2016, and while there is some indication it may go down in 2017, we don’t really know because crime statistics report with a terrible lag.
    Most of that reporting has been hooked into the police violence and BLM story frame so there have been stories saying we’re seeing a “Ferguson Effect” as poor relations with communities is reducing policing or we’re see people touting New York where the murder rate has fallen since stop and frisk [has been curtailed*] and saying that the BLM campaign is working.
    But Richard Rosenfeld is a criminologist in Missouri and he wrote a piece a couple weeks ago making the point that as far as we can tell that a huge share in the increase in the murder rate has white perpetrators and white victims and while it’s conceivable that has something to do with policing in African American communities, it’s hard to see why that would be.
    It’s not to say there hasn’t been some uptick in African American communities but it’s not a racially specific dynamic. And his point was that we should be probably looking at a heroin connection. We know that when crack addiction boomed, that led to a lot of drug-related violence and that we should be considering the possibility that the spike in heroin deaths and spike in murders is connected to the drug trade and yet I haven’t seen that line being drawn.
    Trump has his MS-13, sanctuary cities hang up. Liberals have their concerns about police procedure but we’re not taking seriously the idea that this unprecedented largely wave of illegal drug addiction is actually the driving force behind the big social trends that we are seeing.
    *Didn’t actually say stop and frisk has been curtailed but thinks that is what he meant

    NB: Steve has actually written about Richard Rosenfeld (http://www.unz.com/isteve/liberal-researcher-now-admits-ferguson-effect-on-murder-is-real/ )who admitted to a “Ferguson Effect” but he could be back-tracking https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2017/12/22/what-drove-homicide-spike-milwaukee-and-other-cities-new-study-suggests-opioids-played-key-role/973202001/

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    I am sure they know exactly what they're doing and positively drool at the Flaherty reports of elderly women getting smashed. NPR had a special report about the Supreme Court focusing on a few Obama-esque cases. One was about how prosecutors try to avoid black nullification by avoiding black jurors. The reporting was simplistic and comically Stalinist: the entirety of their journalistic responsibility was "catching out" any implication of an admission by the prosecutors that they were doing what everybody knows they were doing, but which they are not allowed to talk about. No serious exploration was deemed necessary as to why prosecutors would want to reject black jurors.
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  43. @IHTG
    Stephen Miller - the most dangerous man in America:

    https://twitter.com/KLR_Editor/status/951045384050130944

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article193865169.html

    I think the media is trying to Bannon Miller, but Miller isn’t prone to self destruction like Bannon.

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  44. @Maj. Kong
    I'm guessing the House member quoted anonymously is Mike McCaul 0f Texas. I would be rather surprised if it was McSally or Labrador. McSally is a policy lightweight that is riding along to boost her Senate prospects. While Labrador is treacherous, he's running for Governor and benefits more from doing nothing.

    McCaul is a long-time shill for the "virtual fence"

    The former DHS Bush official might well be current DHS Secretary Nielsen

    Secretary Nielsen was pushing hard for a wall yesterday.

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  45. O/T

    It is helpful to read many of the reactions. The left is naturally apoplectic, but they are correctly noting the hypocrisy that Mar-a-lago employs H-2B guest workers. You would think that Fredo and Sonny would notice and fix that, but they lack the self-awareness.

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    https://twitter.com/PalmerReport/status/951176454754234370

    https://twitter.com/brandonlancast2/status/951162910428008449

    https://twitter.com/justicedems/status/951181435196624898

    Unlike the unhinged right's birtherism, the left won't pay a price for their unhinged supporters. It also doesn't help that the Kosher meat crook got his sentence commuted a month ago, and wasn't immidiately deported to Israel.

    And the left won't get called out by the ADL for "trivializing the Holocaust", but the ADL won't lift a finger to call out the Jewish defmation of Christians by the entertainment industry.
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  46. @Maj. Kong
    O/T

    https://twitter.com/AP/status/951137986720223234

    It is helpful to read many of the reactions. The left is naturally apoplectic, but they are correctly noting the hypocrisy that Mar-a-lago employs H-2B guest workers. You would think that Fredo and Sonny would notice and fix that, but they lack the self-awareness.

    Unlike the unhinged right’s birtherism, the left won’t pay a price for their unhinged supporters. It also doesn’t help that the Kosher meat crook got his sentence commuted a month ago, and wasn’t immidiately deported to Israel.

    And the left won’t get called out by the ADL for “trivializing the Holocaust”, but the ADL won’t lift a finger to call out the Jewish defmation of Christians by the entertainment industry.

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  47. @eah
    OT

    She claims she never sent that tweet -- results of searching her account for the word parenthood

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTI1Tj_X4AIB6wT.jpg

    Or maybe she’s a liar — too — ?

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  48. @rogue-one
    She looks white to me. By this logic her brothers and cousins should have been killed.

    Her father too, right?

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  49. @rogue-one
    She looks white to me. By this logic her brothers and cousins should have been killed.

    How about her father being aborted in her alternative universe. She wouldn’t be here. She is a feminist. She doesn’t get it.

    I’ve been doing a lot of reading on endocrinology lately. I’m wondering if it would be possible to map feminists and the decree of their verbal invective against males to specific phases in the female menstrual cycle. Whether on or off the Pill, the phases involved major mood swings ranging from, at times, hating most everyone (the luteal phase) to being desperate for exotic Alpha Males to inseminate them (ovulation). Women on the Pill, however, do not ovulate. This has its own social and political implications.

    Sound implausible? Louann Brizendine’s book, “The Female Brain.” is a good read on the impact of hormones and the menstrual cycle on female moods, dispositions, and behaviors. Shocking science … shocking conclusions!

    https://www.amazon.com/Female-Brain-Louann-Brizendine-ebook/dp/B000URWYT8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1515623592&sr=1-1&keywords=the+female+brain+by+louann+brizendine

    P.S. I’m not purposefully engaged in an ad hominem argument against feminists. This supposes feminists engage in rational discourse. To my knowledge, they do not. Therefore, it is not possible to attack the person rather than their arguments. If I am wrong about this, please provide references.

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    There was a short-lived "app" called WifeTime, which promised marital harmony through the coordination of Game with the Curse. tldr be an ass-grabbing zfg alpha in the Flood Time and be a supportive beta otherwise, or vice versa. It was memory holed without comment back when they first started purging offensive apps and I haven't heard it mentioned since. It sounds like it would work (says the virgin who lives with a seraglio of invertebrates).
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  50. @the one they call Desanex
    From de Golden State to de Palmetto,
    By gat or by switchblade styletto,
    Lotsa brothas git dead.
    Like de Temptations said,
    It’s a everyday thang in de ghetto.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY3qusaQWlk

    I eagerly await the anthology of your verse. Great stuff!

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  51. @Gman
    After reading iSteve, listening to Vox’s Matthew Yglesias talk about crime and race is just funny.
    On a December 29th podcast reflecting on 2017 events, he had this to say (note: starts around 23:50, I’ve edited some of the words to make it more readable)
    https://soundcloud.com/vox-the-weeds/the-most-undercovered-policy

    Matthew Yglesias speaking:
    Another thing I have read a lot of stories on in 2017 is the murder rate, which went up in 2015, went up again in 2016, and while there is some indication it may go down in 2017, we don’t really know because crime statistics report with a terrible lag.
    Most of that reporting has been hooked into the police violence and BLM story frame so there have been stories saying we’re seeing a “Ferguson Effect” as poor relations with communities is reducing policing or we’re see people touting New York where the murder rate has fallen since stop and frisk [has been curtailed*] and saying that the BLM campaign is working.
    But Richard Rosenfeld is a criminologist in Missouri and he wrote a piece a couple weeks ago making the point that as far as we can tell that a huge share in the increase in the murder rate has white perpetrators and white victims and while it’s conceivable that has something to do with policing in African American communities, it’s hard to see why that would be.
    It’s not to say there hasn’t been some uptick in African American communities but it’s not a racially specific dynamic. And his point was that we should be probably looking at a heroin connection. We know that when crack addiction boomed, that led to a lot of drug-related violence and that we should be considering the possibility that the spike in heroin deaths and spike in murders is connected to the drug trade and yet I haven’t seen that line being drawn.
    Trump has his MS-13, sanctuary cities hang up. Liberals have their concerns about police procedure but we’re not taking seriously the idea that this unprecedented largely wave of illegal drug addiction is actually the driving force behind the big social trends that we are seeing.
    *Didn’t actually say stop and frisk has been curtailed but thinks that is what he meant

    NB: Steve has actually written about Richard Rosenfeld (http://www.unz.com/isteve/liberal-researcher-now-admits-ferguson-effect-on-murder-is-real/ )who admitted to a “Ferguson Effect” but he could be back-tracking https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2017/12/22/what-drove-homicide-spike-milwaukee-and-other-cities-new-study-suggests-opioids-played-key-role/973202001/

    I am sure they know exactly what they’re doing and positively drool at the Flaherty reports of elderly women getting smashed. NPR had a special report about the Supreme Court focusing on a few Obama-esque cases. One was about how prosecutors try to avoid black nullification by avoiding black jurors. The reporting was simplistic and comically Stalinist: the entirety of their journalistic responsibility was “catching out” any implication of an admission by the prosecutors that they were doing what everybody knows they were doing, but which they are not allowed to talk about. No serious exploration was deemed necessary as to why prosecutors would want to reject black jurors.

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    One was about how prosecutors try to avoid black nullification by avoiding black jurors
     
    A simple and effective solution would be simply to ask the blacks called if they really want to be on jury duty. Almost all will say no. Don't ask whites. They can suck it up.

    Worked like a charm in the days when jury service was optional for women. The jury pool was often over 90% male-- 99% in Tampa in 1960.

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  52. @Anonymous
    Mind-blowing that St. Louis and Cleveland, both for many years among the nations ten largest cities, are now 61st and 51st. What's that old saying? Give a white man a pile of bricks, and he'll produce a city. Give a black man a city, and he'll produce a pile of bricks.

    Again, he’s quoting the population figures for the core municipality. There’s been enormous intra-metropolitan migration in the last 90 years and, bar in certain Southern and western jurisdictions where municipal annexation is still practiced, the core city is not the settlement. Where I grew up, about 90% of those in the dense settlement lived in the core city in 1930. Now, about 1/3 do, the remainder to be found in suburban tract development. If you look at whole dense settlements, greater St. Louis and greater Cleveland are among the larger 2d tier cities, ranking somewhere around 21st and 25th, respectively, among all urban settlements in the country. BTW, the rank in population of all but a few metropolitan settlements in the Rustbelt has fallen in the last 50 years as comparative advantages have arisen down South and out west. (That phenomenon has been less pronounced on the coast).

    While we’re at it, Cleveland’s homicide rate the last 8 years has bounced around 19.5 per 100,000. That’s a great deal higher than the national mean, but about normal for a core city (and about 1/2 what it’s been in Baltimore the last 8 years).

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  53. @TheJester
    How about her father being aborted in her alternative universe. She wouldn't be here. She is a feminist. She doesn't get it.

    I've been doing a lot of reading on endocrinology lately. I'm wondering if it would be possible to map feminists and the decree of their verbal invective against males to specific phases in the female menstrual cycle. Whether on or off the Pill, the phases involved major mood swings ranging from, at times, hating most everyone (the luteal phase) to being desperate for exotic Alpha Males to inseminate them (ovulation). Women on the Pill, however, do not ovulate. This has its own social and political implications.

    Sound implausible? Louann Brizendine's book, "The Female Brain." is a good read on the impact of hormones and the menstrual cycle on female moods, dispositions, and behaviors. Shocking science ... shocking conclusions!

    https://www.amazon.com/Female-Brain-Louann-Brizendine-ebook/dp/B000URWYT8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1515623592&sr=1-1&keywords=the+female+brain+by+louann+brizendine

    P.S. I'm not purposefully engaged in an ad hominem argument against feminists. This supposes feminists engage in rational discourse. To my knowledge, they do not. Therefore, it is not possible to attack the person rather than their arguments. If I am wrong about this, please provide references.

    There was a short-lived “app” called WifeTime, which promised marital harmony through the coordination of Game with the Curse. tldr be an ass-grabbing zfg alpha in the Flood Time and be a supportive beta otherwise, or vice versa. It was memory holed without comment back when they first started purging offensive apps and I haven’t heard it mentioned since. It sounds like it would work (says the virgin who lives with a seraglio of invertebrates).

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  54. @Harry Baldwin
    Murders should be falling annually due to improved medical care (ambulances are basically rolling emergency rooms these days).

    You might think so, but in fact more people who are shot die today than would have died 20 years ago for a number of reasons outlined in "Shoot to Kill," a long piece in the Baltimore Sun published on September 30, 2016.

    Basic points: gangs are using more powerful weapons--.40 caliber Glocks rather than .22s or .25s; shooters are putting more bullets into their victims than they did previously; shooters are putting a round into their victim's head to be certain he dies; drive-bys have gone out of style and walk-up assassinations are current favored.

    Some points from the article:


    In Baltimore, one of every three people struck by gunfire dies, up from one death in every four shootings the previous decade. It ranks as one of the most lethal of America's largest cities, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis. Two other cities — Washington and New Orleans — shared the brutal distinction of one in three shootings ending in a homicide in 2015. Like Baltimore, several cities have seen the death grip tighten. In Chicago, one in 10 people died after being shot in 2000; now one in six perishes. Last year, the odds for gunshot victims worsened in at least 10 of the nation's largest cities, The Sun found.

    ****
    In Baltimore, where there were nearly 1,000 shootings last year, a one-in-four lethality rate means about 250 victims die. A one-in-three rate means more than 330 people die. So even if shootings subside, the number of gun deaths remains elevated.

    On the streets, particularly in poor, black neighborhoods, residents are witnessing increasingly deadly tactics. More shooters are aiming for the head and firing multiple rounds into victims.

    The number of fatal head shots in the city rose steadily from about 13 percent two decades ago to 62 percent last year. Meanwhile, the number of cadavers with 10 or more bullets more than doubled in the past decade, according to the Maryland medical examiner’s office, which tallied the bullet wounds at the request of The Sun.

    Now, roughly two-thirds of city homicide victims are either shot in the head or multiple times. Many suffer both fates.

    Guns have also become more deadly, as the weapon of choice for criminals and then law enforcement shifted from the revolver to the semiautomatic pistol, which can fire more bullets without reloading. Nationally, the number of 9 mm and .40-caliber guns taken off the streets surged during the past four years, as seizures of less powerful .22-caliber guns remained relatively flat.

    In Maryland, seizures of 9 mm handguns overtook .22-caliber guns for the first time last year. Most were recovered from Baltimore's streets, where the saying goes: “Buy every gun that comes through; don't let it be the gun that kills you.”

    Many of the guns are equipped with extended magazines, allowing a shooter to fire from a distance and “walk down” a victim, continuously firing. The sale of “extendos” with more than 10 rounds are banned in Maryland, where they are prized in street cultures, tucked under belts and into pants as a fashion statement. In Baltimore, police are finding up to 80 shell casings at a single crime scene.

    *****

    Not even decades of advancements in trauma medicine can stem the carnage.

    Even as patients with major injuries from other assaults and car accidents have seen their chances improve dramatically, gunshot victims have watched their chances of survival plummet. Studies by hospitals and trauma centers across the country, including Baltimore's top-ranked medical systems, have documented this contrarian trend.

    “We feel this represents a true change in violence intensity,” Johns Hopkins Hospital researchers concluded a decade ago. Doctors say it has gotten worse since then.

    *****

    Law enforcement officials nationwide say they have noticed an increase in the quality of guns wielded by criminals.

    “All the cheap guns made in the '80s have either quit functioning or have been recovered by police,” said Los Angeles Homicide Detective John Skaggs, the protagonist in the best-selling book “Ghettoside,” who has closed nearly all of the homicide cases he's handled. “They seem to all be expensive and high-quality now.”

    In Milwaukee, police are tracking this trend. A decade ago, the top guns seized by police were a 12-gauge shotgun and pistols that cost less than $200 with standard, eight-bullet magazines. This year, the most seized guns were .40-caliber and 9 mm handguns that cost more than $400 and come with magazines that hold nine to 16 bullets.

    *****
    In Baltimore, gun seizures this year have already surpassed last year's total by more than 25 percent. The once-ubiquitous “Saturday night specials” — cheaply made .22- or .25-caliber handguns that were banned for a time in Maryland — are no longer as prevalent.

    Now 9 mm guns are the top gun seized by police, and a Glock .40-caliber was most often used in crimes last year. Those weapons are capable of firing a bullet nearly twice the diameter of the one fired from the original Saturday Night Special.

    *****

    With advancements in trauma medicine over decades, emergency room patients now have a far better chance of surviving. Patients who have been stabbed are more likely to live. Better care, coupled with safety advancements, has driven deaths from motor vehicle accidents to historic lows. Gunshot victims, however, are less likely to live.

    In Baltimore, at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, the nation's first hospital devoted to trauma injuries, doctors sought to assess improvements in care. They studied patients over a dozen years and found that chances for surviving “improved significantly.”

    A notable exception: gunshot victims. In 1999, 9.8 percent of those patients died. By 2008, that rate had risen to 17 percent. The study's authors, including Thomas Scalea, the physician-in-chief at the center, blamed the increasing availability of lethal automatic and semiautomatic weapons on the street. Scalea says that trend continues today. The trauma surgeon said in an interview that he's seeing more “higher-velocity injuries” from high-caliber guns and more bullet wounds per patient.

    Johns Hopkins Hospital also studied trauma outcomes and found that the fatality rate for patients with gunshot wounds nearly doubled from 9.5 percent between 2000 and 2003 to 18.3 percent for the period through March 2005.

    The study concluded that the overall fatality rate jumped because patients were arriving in grave shape. More patients were dead on arrival, and more succumbed to their injuries within minutes of arriving at the hospital. The median time before they were pronounced dead: six minutes.

    *****

    On the streets in a number of cities, gunmen have increasingly aimed for the head. The number of fatal head shots in Milwaukee doubled in 2015 over the year before, and gunshot victims with three to seven bullet wounds jumped 150 percent. It has been a clear, long-term trend in Baltimore, with the number of fatal head shots rising fivefold over the past two decades.

    Some criminals are cunning enough to know that more of their targets could be wearing body armor, said Baltimore police Maj. Donald Bauer. This year, police seized body armor in multiple drug house raids — something veteran officers said they haven't seen before.

    And in a cruel twist, some shooters are taking into account that Baltimore has top-notch trauma care, said former police commissioner Anthony Batts. That's why they aim for the head — to “take the trauma center out of the equation,” said Batts, now a consultant with the AWW Group training police commanders.

    Gunmen are pumping more bullets into victims. People shot multiple times made up less than 60 percent of homicide victims in 2005, the earliest year for which data is available. That rose to 70 percent by last year.

    The Maryland office of the chief medical examiner recently studied homicide autopsy reports of gunshot victims dating to 2005. About one-third of the victims died from a single gunshot, and that remained constant over the past decade. But the number of victims shot five to nine times doubled, as did those shot 10 or more times. In one case last year, a victim had been shot 38 times.

    “I never get a single gunshot wound — never,” said Sue Carol Verrillo, nurse manager of the surgical inpatient care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Hospitals across the nation, including in Denver and Newark, N.J., have reported the same trends — the severity of wounds and the sheer number of them increasing year by year.

    Angela Sauaia, professor of public health, medicine, and surgery at the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus, was among a team of researchers that completed a study in June of patients at a Denver trauma hospital, comparing chances of survival from various injuries. Again, they found that gunshot victims stood out for falling behind. Their fatality rate jumped 6 percent — every two years. “There are more injuries to treat, so no wonder the case fatality is increasing,” Sauaia said. “That was not the norm 10 years ago.”

    *****
    Former Baltimore Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez, who spent the last few years of his law enforcement career in Baltimore after more than 25 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, said he was struck by the “level of determination” among killers in Baltimore. He noted the high number of head shots.

    “I think there's a meaning behind that. I think there's a purpose behind that,” he said. “It's sending a message, but it's also making sure the outcome is what they want.”

    Rodriguez, who works for a company developing technological solutions for police departments, said he found “a much more personal type of killing in Baltimore” — a city of 92 square miles — compared to Los Angeles, which sprawls over 470 square miles.

    But even on the West Coast, police have noted a shift in shooting dynamics. In Los Angeles, gangs in the 1990s often carried out drive-by shootings, which could be indiscriminate and ineffective if the intent was to kill someone in particular. In the last decade, police said, they've been getting out of the car. “You want to kill 'em, not wing 'em,” said LAPD Homicide Detective Chris Barling, describing the mentality of shooters.

     

    http://data.baltimoresun.com/news/shoot-to-kill/

    These reasons and, not necessarily in Baltimore but certainly in Maryland, our lazy American murder workers are being replaced by more efficient, tireless, and pay-flexible Central American newcomers.

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  55. @eah
    OT

    She claims she never sent that tweet -- results of searching her account for the word parenthood

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTI1Tj_X4AIB6wT.jpg

    These chicks pretty much own Twitter last time I looked. Particularly since The Purge.

    Twit should change its name to Cat Lady Confidential.

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  56. Kate Morgan: “If you’re a white woman and are currently pregnant with a white baby boy…do us all a favor and take a trip to planned parenthood.”

    So, Kate is advocating selectively killing kids who could turn out to be trans girls, and homosexual boys? Interesting.

    She looks white to me. By this logic her brothers and cousins should have been killed.

    This is the logic of the abortion movement. They pop out of the womb and say “I’m here; now you can start killing the unborn babies!” They’re exactly like immigrants who step off the gangplank, turn 180 degrees, and say to the next immigrant about to step off the gangplank “go home, you filthy immigrant!” Support for abortion is, at bottom, the idea that you’d be okay with it if you had never lived.

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    The best is when they advocate white genocide and then immediately claim that they were not advocating white genocide, that in fact nobody ever has or would advocate white genocide, and that you are a crazy person for having seen them advocate white genocide.
    , @Anonymous
    Tried that discussion with Debbie Harry (an adoptee) once.

    Didn't go over well.
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  57. @eD
    I'm pretty much echoing Art Deco here, but why do people think reducing street crime is a federal issue? All my life (I was a teenager in the 1980s and remember that political climate well) people have treated street crime as something the federal government should be concerned with. Its pretty much the last thing the federal government should be concerned with. I honestly want to understand where people are coming from on this, because I am genuinely lost here.

    The Federal judiciary’s interpretation of the Constitution has a lot to do with crime rates.

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  58. @Uilleam Yr Alban
    OT, the reason Huma called off her divorce from Weiner is that Trump said she should go to jail on Twitter last week. She had weiner print out classified documents for her, which is (obviously) illegal. By remaining married Huma preserves the marital testimonial privilege. Funny stuff.

    By remaining married Huma preserves the marital testimonial privilege.

    Thanks for noting this. I read a few reports on this story, including a couple on conservative/alt sites, and nobody seemed to have figured out the obvious reason for this twist in the Humaweiner saga.

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  59. @Svigor
    Kate Morgan: "If you're a white woman and are currently pregnant with a white baby boy...do us all a favor and take a trip to planned parenthood."

    So, Kate is advocating selectively killing kids who could turn out to be trans girls, and homosexual boys? Interesting.

    She looks white to me. By this logic her brothers and cousins should have been killed.
     
    This is the logic of the abortion movement. They pop out of the womb and say "I'm here; now you can start killing the unborn babies!" They're exactly like immigrants who step off the gangplank, turn 180 degrees, and say to the next immigrant about to step off the gangplank "go home, you filthy immigrant!" Support for abortion is, at bottom, the idea that you'd be okay with it if you had never lived.

    The best is when they advocate white genocide and then immediately claim that they were not advocating white genocide, that in fact nobody ever has or would advocate white genocide, and that you are a crazy person for having seen them advocate white genocide.

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  60. @prosa123
    "What’s a shirt-tail relation?"

    It's a mainly Southern term for a distant relative.

    In Vermont those are called touch-hole cousins. You’re welcome.

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  61. The FBI won’t release its 2017 murder statistics for many months

    And the SSA won’t release its annual list of baby names until Mother’s Day weekend. But the StarTribune reported this week that in St Cloud, Minn, that epitome of small-city German Catholicism, the hottest boys’ names now are Henry, Liam, and Mohammed.

    You shouldn’t be naming your kid Liam unless you are truly Irish, and you shouldn’t be naming your kid here if Mohammed is anywhere on your list. Especially not here:

    http://www.mppainsider.org/mn-pork-production/

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    You shouldn’t be naming your kid Liam unless you are truly Irish,

    Why not?
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  62. @J.Ross
    I am sure they know exactly what they're doing and positively drool at the Flaherty reports of elderly women getting smashed. NPR had a special report about the Supreme Court focusing on a few Obama-esque cases. One was about how prosecutors try to avoid black nullification by avoiding black jurors. The reporting was simplistic and comically Stalinist: the entirety of their journalistic responsibility was "catching out" any implication of an admission by the prosecutors that they were doing what everybody knows they were doing, but which they are not allowed to talk about. No serious exploration was deemed necessary as to why prosecutors would want to reject black jurors.

    One was about how prosecutors try to avoid black nullification by avoiding black jurors

    A simple and effective solution would be simply to ask the blacks called if they really want to be on jury duty. Almost all will say no. Don’t ask whites. They can suck it up.

    Worked like a charm in the days when jury service was optional for women. The jury pool was often over 90% male– 99% in Tampa in 1960.

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    Yes but my point was that they're going by outcome to find the "objectively pro-fascist." As long as the juries come out white or mostly white their entire case is proven. They recognize no responsibility to explain anything else.
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  63. @Svigor
    Kate Morgan: "If you're a white woman and are currently pregnant with a white baby boy...do us all a favor and take a trip to planned parenthood."

    So, Kate is advocating selectively killing kids who could turn out to be trans girls, and homosexual boys? Interesting.

    She looks white to me. By this logic her brothers and cousins should have been killed.
     
    This is the logic of the abortion movement. They pop out of the womb and say "I'm here; now you can start killing the unborn babies!" They're exactly like immigrants who step off the gangplank, turn 180 degrees, and say to the next immigrant about to step off the gangplank "go home, you filthy immigrant!" Support for abortion is, at bottom, the idea that you'd be okay with it if you had never lived.

    Tried that discussion with Debbie Harry (an adoptee) once.

    Didn’t go over well.

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  64. @Reg Cæsar

    The FBI won’t release its 2017 murder statistics for many months
     
    And the SSA won't release its annual list of baby names until Mother's Day weekend. But the StarTribune reported this week that in St Cloud, Minn, that epitome of small-city German Catholicism, the hottest boys' names now are Henry, Liam, and Mohammed.

    You shouldn't be naming your kid Liam unless you are truly Irish, and you shouldn't be naming your kid here if Mohammed is anywhere on your list. Especially not here:

    http://www.mppainsider.org/mn-pork-production/

    You shouldn’t be naming your kid Liam unless you are truly Irish,

    Why not?

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    You shouldn’t be naming your kid Liam unless you are truly Irish,
     
    Why not?
     
    More to the point, why?

    Jumping on a name fad is not a badge of serious parenting. The rest of the Anglosphere spells it out whole, William. If he wants to shorten it later, that's his decision.

    I'm sure all Ireland had a good laugh when "Caitlyn" Jenner presented herself to the world. That name is not just a cognate of Kathleen, it's pronounced almost identically on the Emerald Isle.

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  65. @Anon
    There's a vaguely common culture, as with the Anglosphere.

    Vaguely call a Guatemalan a Honduran and see what happens.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissism_of_small_differences

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  66. @Reg Cæsar

    One was about how prosecutors try to avoid black nullification by avoiding black jurors
     
    A simple and effective solution would be simply to ask the blacks called if they really want to be on jury duty. Almost all will say no. Don't ask whites. They can suck it up.

    Worked like a charm in the days when jury service was optional for women. The jury pool was often over 90% male-- 99% in Tampa in 1960.

    Yes but my point was that they’re going by outcome to find the “objectively pro-fascist.” As long as the juries come out white or mostly white their entire case is proven. They recognize no responsibility to explain anything else.

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  67. @Art Deco
    You shouldn’t be naming your kid Liam unless you are truly Irish,

    Why not?

    You shouldn’t be naming your kid Liam unless you are truly Irish,

    Why not?

    More to the point, why?

    Jumping on a name fad is not a badge of serious parenting. The rest of the Anglosphere spells it out whole, William. If he wants to shorten it later, that’s his decision.

    I’m sure all Ireland had a good laugh when “Caitlyn” Jenner presented herself to the world. That name is not just a cognate of Kathleen, it’s pronounced almost identically on the Emerald Isle.

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