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From the New York Times:

“You can kill a man with an apartment as with an ax.” The same could probably be said about a map: 1930s residential security maps (through redlining) cut off entire neighborhoods from investment, rigging the game against those neighborhoods’ mainly nonwhite residents.

The fact that life expectancy in Baltimore’s poorest ZIP codes is about 20 years shorter than in the richest ones, Ms. Theodore says, “is certainly not the result of ‘bad choices’ on the part of poorer residents, but is the direct result of earlier planning decisions. So, yes, space matters, and sometimes it is being used as a weapon.”

In Baltimore, “bad choices” don’t kill, maps do:

 
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  1. Hugh says:

    You can kill a man with an apartment as with an ax

    Good grammar to go with the good thoughts.

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    I live in a majority black hood.

    Two hrs ago my neighbors were running around in the street w their shirts off screaming about some random shit. Lil Wayne wasbooming from their SUV stereo.

    Yesterday as I was leaving in the morning there was a squad car in front of their house.

    I laughed my ass off from that clip where the kid went "oh sheeeet"....

    Then the cops come rolling up.

    Blacks have an entertaining and hilarious culture. Always posturing and violent.

    And rap.....listen to the lyrics, how the hell can you not laugh.....
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  2. Capn Mike says:

    Wow, it’s all so clear now. Thanks! NYT! And here I thought it was personal responsibility and not little pieces of paper.

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  3. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I don’t think I fully understand it, but somehow (I think) David Simon is still a hard-core leftist. The Wire is great, in the way that genuine explorations of the tragedy of the human condition are great.

    I suspect it wouldn’t take more than ten minutes, on foot, to get out of your zipcode in Baltimore.

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    • Replies: @Nico
    Above all, the (((author))) is a white of convenience.
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  4. TangoMan says:

    “Investment” here treated like a deus ex machina. Investment just magically appears in White communities.

    There was nothing stopping Blacks from forming capital pools with their own capital and bestowing “investment” on Black neighborhoods.

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    • Replies: @Ris_Eruwaedhiel
    Part of the problem with the Black community is that dishonesty is so rampant that they find it difficult to find someone to trust, even family members. That hampers even forming family businesses.

    Another problem is chronic family instability.

    , @The Alarmist

    "There was nothing stopping Blacks from forming capital pools with their own capital and bestowing “investment” on Black neighborhoods."
     
    The problem is that the Man always makes sure the Black folk get no magic dirt to live and build upon.
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  5. There are some very powerful people that regard media like the NYT as their toy. It’s useful for their agenda which is to keep America divided and hating white Americans (whom they hate) which is why all mainsteam media in anti-white. Do you remember the reaction when Trump won? A clown on CNN described it as a ‘white lash’, in the same way Hillary called his supporters ‘deplorables’ which basically, is why Trump won.

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    • Replies: @Olorin

    A clown on CNN described it as a ‘white lash’,
     
    Sir, that was no clown. It was a minstrel.

    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2406

    Trace back his enabling organizations and you'll see who's paying the piper.
    , @jack ryan
    CNN wasn't always this way.

    Back when Ted Turner ran CNN - it employed commentators like Patrick Buchanan. But when Ted Turner married Hanoi Jane Fonda - merged CNN/Turner Broadcasting with Gerald Levin's Time Warner Inc - it was all she wrote. Ted Turner fell off the map and Ted was not accepted in the Hollywood Left Coast ethnic media mafia - not of the tribe.

    Now CNN is run by the likes of Jeff Zucker, former AIPAC lobbyist Wolf Blitzer is a chief talking head - it's 24/7 hate traditional White Christian America.
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  6. Neoconned says:
    @Hugh

    You can kill a man with an apartment as with an ax
     
    Good grammar to go with the good thoughts.

    I live in a majority black hood.

    Two hrs ago my neighbors were running around in the street w their shirts off screaming about some random shit. Lil Wayne wasbooming from their SUV stereo.

    Yesterday as I was leaving in the morning there was a squad car in front of their house.

    I laughed my ass off from that clip where the kid went “oh sheeeet”….

    Then the cops come rolling up.

    Blacks have an entertaining and hilarious culture. Always posturing and violent.

    And rap…..listen to the lyrics, how the hell can you not laugh…..
    .

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Why do you live in a majority black hood?
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  7. Thomas says:

    A quarter-century ago, Marxism, the theory that human affairs are shaped by ineluctable forces of history, fell out of power as a major force in the world. If anything, we’ve regressed further, to the level of “magic dirt.”

    Richard Rothstein’s recent book “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America,” for example, shows how policy pursued by the federal government after World War II was designed to subsidize the development of suburbs on a condition that the homes be sold only to white families and that deeds prohibited resale to African-Americans.

    I guess nobody told Mr. Rothstein that racially restrictive covenants were ruled unconstitutional three years after the end of WWII, sixty-nine years ago.

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  8. Bilgeman says:

    Do sties make pigs or do pigs make sties?

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    neither duh
    , @Clyde
    https://www.city-journal.org/html/do-sties-make-pigs-12343.html
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  9. “Tragic dirt” indeed!

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  10. Nico says:
    @Anonymous
    I don't think I fully understand it, but somehow (I think) David Simon is still a hard-core leftist. The Wire is great, in the way that genuine explorations of the tragedy of the human condition are great.

    I suspect it wouldn't take more than ten minutes, on foot, to get out of your zipcode in Baltimore.

    Above all, the (((author))) is a white of convenience.

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  11. Arieff
    Rothstein

    Every. Single. Time.

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    • Replies: @Ris_Eruwaedhiel
    That thought popped into my mind, too.
    , @Moses
    Nonsense. They’re (((Fellow White People))) who always have our best interests at heart.
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  12. Anonym says:

    Yeah, maybe you can kill a guy with an apartment as with an ax, but it takes real talent to induce a guy to kill himself with an apartment.

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    the answer: back ground checks for apartments and axes
    , @fish
    Why do I always expect that sort of thing when the “ construction “ workers gibber in Arabic?
    , @Reg Cæsar
    Nice to know that the Taliban has advanced capital punishment beyond simple brick walls.
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  13. tyrone says:
    @Anonym
    Yeah, maybe you can kill a guy with an apartment as with an ax, but it takes real talent to induce a guy to kill himself with an apartment.

    https://youtu.be/STyajPHLpLE

    the answer: back ground checks for apartments and axes

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    I'll give you my apartment when you pry it from my cold, dead, hands!
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  14. Anonym says:
    @tyrone
    the answer: back ground checks for apartments and axes

    I’ll give you my apartment when you pry it from my cold, dead, hands!

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    Hahahaa! Anonym. Yeah, but it’s no laughing matter in NYC. They take that stuff pretty seriously there, according to re-runs of Seinfeld.
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  15. Clyde says:

    OT OT OT
    Japan’s Top Economicst – Sweden Was Ruined By Immigrants (And How To Save Her)

    Japan is one nation free of refugee and immigration fanatics. Labor shortage? Just set up shop/build the factory somewhere in SE Asia and make it there. Send the profits home to Japan.

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    • Replies: @Moses
    I admire the japanese. They have a special people and special culture. And they intend to keep it.

    The West is committing suicide, destroying that which made it special. It’s sad.
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  16. TheBoom says:

    Imagine how racist it would be if a abigot looked at the demographics of the people who live in those apartments in those low income zip codes and then compared the crime rates of those demographics to other countries and cities where they are either the dominant demographic or a major segment of the population. Now, that would be white supremacy. In other words, it is quite impression the mental tricks the left will play not to notice what evil people like most of us notice.

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  17. @TangoMan
    "Investment" here treated like a deus ex machina. Investment just magically appears in White communities.

    There was nothing stopping Blacks from forming capital pools with their own capital and bestowing "investment" on Black neighborhoods.

    Part of the problem with the Black community is that dishonesty is so rampant that they find it difficult to find someone to trust, even family members. That hampers even forming family businesses.

    Another problem is chronic family instability.

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    There is a very common custom among even middle class blacks with decent affirmative action jobs.
    Their children are not allowed in the house after school until the parents get home. Even in winter in the northern parts of the country they can't get into the house and don't have a key.

    The reason is that the parents believe that their kids might bring a friend home. The friend will steal something. Even worse, the friend will unlock a window so that a burglar can come in next day and rob the house or come in at night and rape someone.

    Black teen girls never, never think of making money by babysitting either. There is lots of money to be made by babysitters during the summer when parents work and young kids are out of school. But black girls and their mothers believe that if a girl baby sits, a man living in the house of the child will rape the girl.

    Get to know your black co workers. Listen to them. Verrrrryyyyyy interesting culture.
    , @Anonymous

    Part of the problem with the Black community is that dishonesty is so rampant that they find it difficult to find someone to trust, even family members. That hampers even forming family businesses.
     
    That was the common complaint of the negros I knew. They were jealous of other ethnic groups pooling money, helping the kids to get established in a business.

    After the second time you lose all you money because the biggest conman disappeared with yours and everyone else's money, you don't do that again.

    They were really bitter that other ethnic groups that could barely speak Engrish would race ahead of the urban negros and never look back....
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  18. KenH says:

    But when tragic dirt dindus are allowed residency in or relocated to “high investment” (i.e., white) zip codes through government schemes, threats and coercion they create “no go” zones and a “bad sides of town” where previously there weren’t any. They just recreate the conditions that lead to malinvestment bemoaned by the NYT and before you know it the rich and magic topsoil of the high investment zip code becomes tragic dirt.

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  19. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Revenge of the Magic Dirt.

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    Revenge of the Magic Dirt.
     
    Most reasonable people, even mainstream academics, agree that demographics in aggregate create good/bad neighborhoods/schools/institutions and those good/bad neighborhoods/schools/institutions highly influence individual outcomes beyond individual choice.
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  20. @Hapalong Cassidy
    Arieff
    Rothstein

    Every. Single. Time.

    That thought popped into my mind, too.

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  21. @Bilgeman
    Do sties make pigs or do pigs make sties?

    neither duh

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  22. “So, yes, space matters, and sometimes it is being used as a weapon.”

    Wait, so before it was “magic dirt” and now it’s “magic space”?

    The cause gets ever more chimerical.

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  23. @Anonym
    I'll give you my apartment when you pry it from my cold, dead, hands!

    Hahahaa! Anonym. Yeah, but it’s no laughing matter in NYC. They take that stuff pretty seriously there, according to re-runs of Seinfeld.

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  24. Moses says:
    @Hapalong Cassidy
    Arieff
    Rothstein

    Every. Single. Time.

    Nonsense. They’re (((Fellow White People))) who always have our best interests at heart.

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  25. @Neoconned
    I live in a majority black hood.

    Two hrs ago my neighbors were running around in the street w their shirts off screaming about some random shit. Lil Wayne wasbooming from their SUV stereo.

    Yesterday as I was leaving in the morning there was a squad car in front of their house.

    I laughed my ass off from that clip where the kid went "oh sheeeet"....

    Then the cops come rolling up.

    Blacks have an entertaining and hilarious culture. Always posturing and violent.

    And rap.....listen to the lyrics, how the hell can you not laugh.....
    .

    Why do you live in a majority black hood?

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    • Replies: @Neoconned
    It's my grandparents home. It's paid off, no rent or mortgage payments. We've been here going on half a century. Most of these assholes arrived within the last 5-20 yrs....
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  26. It’s often been remarked that cognitive blank-slatism is the left’s equivalent of young-Earth creationism. I’d add a corallary: “structural racism” is their equivalent of Intelligent Design. That it can’t be falsified is seen not as a weakness, but as a strength.

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  27. Moses says:
    @Clyde
    OT OT OT
    Japan's Top Economicst - Sweden Was Ruined By Immigrants (And How To Save Her)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljPTcUMT4co

    Japan is one nation free of refugee and immigration fanatics. Labor shortage? Just set up shop/build the factory somewhere in SE Asia and make it there. Send the profits home to Japan.

    I admire the japanese. They have a special people and special culture. And they intend to keep it.

    The West is committing suicide, destroying that which made it special. It’s sad.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    Agreed about the Japanese. It's telling that they're the favorite whipping boy of the MSM in the US. Can't have them looking good now can we? However, the Death of the West isn't exactly suicide--more like homicide, from within.
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  28. fish says:
    @Anonym
    Yeah, maybe you can kill a guy with an apartment as with an ax, but it takes real talent to induce a guy to kill himself with an apartment.

    https://youtu.be/STyajPHLpLE

    Why do I always expect that sort of thing when the “ construction “ workers gibber in Arabic?

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  29. TG says:

    When maps are outlawed only outlaws will have maps.

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  30. Clyde says:
    @Bilgeman
    Do sties make pigs or do pigs make sties?
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  31. Neighborhood quality has huge impact on individual outcomes. If you drop a kid in a great school/neighborhood or a terrible school/neighborhood, there is a huge difference. Of course, it’s a two way street, and aggregate demographics create good/bad neighborhoods.

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  32. @Anonymous
    Revenge of the Magic Dirt.

    Revenge of the Magic Dirt.

    Most reasonable people, even mainstream academics, agree that demographics in aggregate create good/bad neighborhoods/schools/institutions and those good/bad neighborhoods/schools/institutions highly influence individual outcomes beyond individual choice.

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  33. anon says: • Disclaimer

    They were hurt when they were starved for capital. They were hurt when the Federal Government invested massive amounts of money and redeveloped them by building public housing projects. Then they were hurt when the projects were torn down.

    And then, moving on, they were hurt when they were irresponsibly given loans during the early 2000′s housing bubble. And hurt in the occasional efforts to redevelop neighborhoods which is referred to as gentrification.

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  34. @TangoMan
    "Investment" here treated like a deus ex machina. Investment just magically appears in White communities.

    There was nothing stopping Blacks from forming capital pools with their own capital and bestowing "investment" on Black neighborhoods.

    “There was nothing stopping Blacks from forming capital pools with their own capital and bestowing “investment” on Black neighborhoods.”

    The problem is that the Man always makes sure the Black folk get no magic dirt to live and build upon.

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    In order to create more Magic Dirt, you need more Magic Negroes.
    We keep getting the other kind..
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  35. Alden says:
    @Ris_Eruwaedhiel
    Part of the problem with the Black community is that dishonesty is so rampant that they find it difficult to find someone to trust, even family members. That hampers even forming family businesses.

    Another problem is chronic family instability.

    There is a very common custom among even middle class blacks with decent affirmative action jobs.
    Their children are not allowed in the house after school until the parents get home. Even in winter in the northern parts of the country they can’t get into the house and don’t have a key.

    The reason is that the parents believe that their kids might bring a friend home. The friend will steal something. Even worse, the friend will unlock a window so that a burglar can come in next day and rob the house or come in at night and rape someone.

    Black teen girls never, never think of making money by babysitting either. There is lots of money to be made by babysitters during the summer when parents work and young kids are out of school. But black girls and their mothers believe that if a girl baby sits, a man living in the house of the child will rape the girl.

    Get to know your black co workers. Listen to them. Verrrrryyyyyy interesting culture.

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  36. prole says:

    Magic dirt can lose its power via new maps…interesting how easy it is to create a poor environment for our children via demographic changes…my Local High School was among the top 20 in the state and now ranked as a failing school. Took just 30 years to destroy the power of its magic dirt, despite a massive increase in per- pupil spending over the last 20 years..

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    It is interesting that in the outtakes above, the first paragraph refers to "1930s residential security maps," presuming that these redlining maps actually exist eighty years later--while the second paragraph refers to poor neighborhoods by zip codes; zip codes being an early 1960s creation by the USPS. The silly implication is that the post office had something to do with planning poor neighborhoods.
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  37. I fear that something truly toxic is shaping up to occur in this country. Indeed it already has been occurring for decades, but it is about to escalate to a whole new level.

    When you think of the completely unsustainable debt burden that afflicts American state and local governments to various degrees, it is clear that “redlining” and other cognate concepts are going to have to be a part of the American social fabric going forward. What I mean to say is, in order to make the books balance, it will be necessary for local governments to curtail or eliminate services for poorer neighborhoods who either can’t or won’t pay their bills. Water, electricity, sanitation and trash collection, police/fire/EMT response, road maintenance, animal control, code enforcement—all this will be pared back as the nation’s Black neighborhoods continue their downward spiral of dysfunction.

    This isn’t really anything new, but my specific fear is that the actual and existing factors are going to combine in such a way as to produce the worst possible outcome. Because there is such an extreme degree of variance in wealth throughout the nation as whole, things are not going to fall apart at the same pace everywhere and at once. Some regions will have completely collapsed while others may have barely been affected. I’m afraid that this is going to result in a maximum of social dysfunction while still leaving just enough of the superstate intact to continue enforcing The Narrative. If that happens, anarcho-tyranny will be achieved.

    When you have a large, feral Black population now completely impoverished and desperate, governments no longer able to pacify them with gibs, a narrative construct that continues to blame all this on White racism, and a militant ruling class willing to exploit the situation for its own advantage, then you have the nightmare scenario of Blacks directly expropriating White people while being more or less assisted by the government. This is when we’ll see thought crime made an actual crime, Blacks forcibly quartered in White homes, private property stripped away from its owners and given over to Black use, in short an acceleration of everything implicit in the Civil Rights era legislation.

    This will go on until a White identity politics finally becomes realized. But how much suffering will it take for the peoples of the West to re-learn the truths of race realism?

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  38. Romanian says: • Website

    Off-topic: major sailerbait. Catfishing is making a comeback. But with a twist – it is done by middle aged men!

    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/10/hook-line-and-sinker/542748/

    I do not know if this article is for real.

    Emma Perrier spent the summer of 2015 mending a broken heart, after a recent breakup. By September, the restaurant manager had grown tired of watching The Notebook alone in her apartment in Twickenham, a leafy suburb southwest of London, and decided it was time to get back out there. Despite the horror stories she’d heard about online dating, Emma, 33, downloaded a matchmaking app called Zoosk.
    ………….
    Ronaldo Scicluna was a fictional character created by Alan Stanley, a short, balding, 53-year-old shop fitter—a decorator of retail stores. Alan lived alone in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Like one of the Bard’s shape-shifting characters, Alan used a disguise to fool women into romance, and to prevent himself from getting hurt. His alter ego “Ronnie” was a ladies’ man, charming, and attractive—everything Alan was not. “I was in a pretty lonely place,” he told me during an emotional interview. “I wasn’t feeling the most attractive of people, I might say. You know, I always struggled with self-confidence and … I was going through a messy separation and I was just feeling like I needed somebody to talk to.”

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    Thanks for the link. I read the whole story and it was good!
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  39. j says: • Website

    Apartments kill!

    We should outlaw apartments.

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  40. Tiny Duck says:

    It’s possible to have inviting public spaces AND programs to address the homeless issue. It does mean starting from the assumption that homeless people are, well, people and deserving of care. That sentiment is in short supply these days.

    You could also do more to promote black people to move to rural areas. I mean, I own a huge house and 2 acres of land ans my mortgage is $750/month. Instead of getting more people trapped in the rent zone, why not promote a more diverse rural area?. Not everyone has to live in a city, and I dont think there is any way to make cities more beautiful than rural areas. This solves many problems

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    Where did you copy and paste that from, you illiterate troll? You copy and paste comments from elsewhere. Not all the time, but when you sound like you have a functional IQ this is your modus operandi.

    "Tiny duck is a certified dumbass" - Leonard Pitts
    "We gave up on this clown" -- verysmartbrothas.com
    "The worst troll bait!" ---World Star HipHop
    "This brother is bad news" --- We Wuz Kangs

    , @helena
    that is what is happening in the UK, Tiny. But unless quotas are employed how to stop a whole area replicating urban culture?
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  41. Roger says: • Website

    The key to reading these articles is to assume that the author might have the cause-and-effect backwards.

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  42. Hey, I’ve got an idea for getting rid of red-lining. I think I’ll call it gentrification.

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  43. Ben Kurtz says: • Website

    The Left has long subscribed to strangely primitive, shamanistic “evil-spirits” type theories when it comes to real estate.

    Today’s latest emission of hot air from the NYTimes fits perfectly into an analysis of the “Fetishism of the Left” which I published nearly a year and a half ago:

    https://benkurtzblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/on-the-inherent-power-of-objects-or-the-fetishism-of-the-left/

    Steve Sailer has far more patience than I do, shaking his head ruefullyday after day, always updating his blog with the latest variation on the same silly theme of politically correct deliberate stupidity.

    For good measure, I’ll also add a link to my geospatial analysis of housing prices, race and crime in Baltimore, published a few days after the above link: https://benkurtzblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/bad-habits/

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  44. anon says: • Disclaimer

    True that.

    Except that real estate actually does have some fascinating characteristics that may as well be mystical. Aside from the fact that the US began as what was essentially a big real estate deal (Washington was a Land Surveyer), it has had a couple of periods where it was the little guys hedge fund. The leverage in a vanilla conforming mortgage is impressive. In periods of above normal inflation, it is very profitable. In the early 00′s? Infinite leverage (zero down) and low real interest rates (interest rate less inflation) it was shocking. Of course, no one ever deleverages sufficiently or in time, so people who become wealthy using leverage end up broke. But the US has bankruptcy that caps the losses at zero — the BK put, so to speak.

    And what is more ‘rent seeking’ than rent? There are obvious limits to this. A lot of the American Experience can be captured through the history of buying and selling land. If Ken Burns ever went really meta …. he would have hit on it.

    Which is why TNC’s redlining had some resonance. It is just enough less than totally obvious that it is persuasive in a way that just calling ‘racism’ isn’t.

    TNC’s reparations? US citizenship is arguably worth $50,000 but probably much more. Thats a reparation in a sense, it already exists, and it is being dissipated in plain view.

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    We need a Reparations Clock (like the National Debt Clock) to keep track of the mule-and-40-acres equivalent of the inflation-adjusted cumulative net transfers from whites to blacks.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Debt_Clock

    I'm thinking it's a hell of a lot of mules and acres. Far more than General Sherman ever suggested.

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  45. TheJester says:

    The “Soiled” Version of American Social Mobility

    The white male patriarchy is responsible for the shorter life expectancy and all of the other bad things that plague black communities (including poverty, drugs, murder rates, etc.) because the patriarchy forces blacks to live on Tragic Dirt … while whites selfishly reserve Magic Dirt for themselves.

    The SJWs say that the solution is to move black communities onto Magic Dirt and see what happens. Oh, so we tried that for 50 years! Unfortunately, the Tragic Dirt seems to mysteriously follow blacks wherever they go. However, when whites gentrify the former black communities, the Tragic Dirt just as mysteriously is transmuted into Magic Dirt. What has God wrought?

    The inescapable conclusion must be that blacks can turn Magic Dirt into Tragic Dirt and whites can turn Tragic Dirt into Magic Dirt but not the other way around.

    Yes, it’s that simple. Must be the Ghost in the Machine … something that happens but we’ll never know why.

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    The white male patriarchy is responsible for the shorter life expectancy and all of the other bad things that plague black communities
     
    Amazing how that doesn’t work for Hispanics who have a longer life expectancy than Whites.

    And of course female whites have a longer life expectancy than white males.
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  46. Boomstick says:

    It’s a thousand or two extra dead men in black neighborhoods per year, so it’s not as if it’s the results of BLM or something.

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  47. It is yet another example of the White Man’s capabilities that he managed to transport an entire ecosystem from Africa, across the Atlantic Ocean, to America, where that system continues in all its primitive barbarity on his streets.

    It should be remembered, though, that every bell curve has outliers, special people who transcend their group. The crying woman in that clip brings to mind certain black women who would gladly marry a white man if they could. Some white bachelors have experienced their affections. A few have married them.

    There are women like that who are heroes fighting a losing battle in hell. Some of them, anyway.

    God help and comfort the individuals who cannot escape their own tribe’s jungle.

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  48. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Ris_Eruwaedhiel
    Part of the problem with the Black community is that dishonesty is so rampant that they find it difficult to find someone to trust, even family members. That hampers even forming family businesses.

    Another problem is chronic family instability.

    Part of the problem with the Black community is that dishonesty is so rampant that they find it difficult to find someone to trust, even family members. That hampers even forming family businesses.

    That was the common complaint of the negros I knew. They were jealous of other ethnic groups pooling money, helping the kids to get established in a business.

    After the second time you lose all you money because the biggest conman disappeared with yours and everyone else’s money, you don’t do that again.

    They were really bitter that other ethnic groups that could barely speak Engrish would race ahead of the urban negros and never look back….

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    That's a big reason why it makes sense for competent African-Americans to work in big bureaucracies like the Army and go into corporate management at McDonalds instead of starting up small businesses like conservatives always used to advise them to do: they will be less dragged down by their relatives in a big impersonal institution than in a family business.
    , @Barnard
    Nearly every pro athlete who goes broke has a story about supporting a dozen or more family members and half a dozen friends he grew up with in the hood. A lot of them try to start businesses that end up failing. Car washes were popular for awhile.
    , @Ivy
    See that old play A Raisin In The Sun for a variation on the ran away with the cash theme.
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  49. One recurring thread in black leftism is “they conspire to keep us down.”

    But I’ve never heard an explanation of why “the white man” is so afraid of blacks he has to expend all these multigenerational efforts and resources to keep them down.

    No explanation, that is, but their disproportionate violent tendencies… tendencies to which no black leftist would admit.

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    Roderick, I truly believe that the vast majority of Americans wish for blacks to do well, to succeed and then they can STFU.
    , @Tiny Duck
    The truth is that white men fear Men of Color impregnating their women. That is why white males keep Men of Color down
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  50. Olorin says:
    @Robert Dunn
    There are some very powerful people that regard media like the NYT as their toy. It's useful for their agenda which is to keep America divided and hating white Americans (whom they hate) which is why all mainsteam media in anti-white. Do you remember the reaction when Trump won? A clown on CNN described it as a 'white lash', in the same way Hillary called his supporters 'deplorables' which basically, is why Trump won.

    A clown on CNN described it as a ‘white lash’,

    Sir, that was no clown. It was a minstrel.

    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2406

    Trace back his enabling organizations and you’ll see who’s paying the piper.

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  51. I have a funny story. When my ex and I split up, she bought a condo in a nice section of Baltimore County. It’s technically the suburbs, but it’s about 15 minutes away from the city.

    As the years have gone by, her neighborhood has stayed about the same, but the prices on the condos have plummeted. She’s now lost over 25 percent on her original price — and in that time the real estate market has been rising all around.

    So, she asked me, “I wonder why the price of these condos has dropped?” To which I answered, “Possibly because your zip code says BALTIMORE!”

    The city’s bad rep is well-earned. Years ago, you could go there for nightlife and such. You still can if you have patience and don’t mind risking robbery. I haven’t set foot in the city since 2011 and I live about 30 minutes away. Used to go all the time in the ’80s.

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    The white male patriarchy is responsible for the shorter life expectancy and all of the other bad things that plague black communities
     
    Amazing how that doesn’t work for Hispanics who have a longer life expectancy than Whites.

    And of course female whites have a longer life expectancy than white males.
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  52. Peterike says:

    “You can kill a man with an apartment as with an ax.”

    And you can fool some of the people all of the time. Especially New York Times readers.

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  53. @Anonymous

    Part of the problem with the Black community is that dishonesty is so rampant that they find it difficult to find someone to trust, even family members. That hampers even forming family businesses.
     
    That was the common complaint of the negros I knew. They were jealous of other ethnic groups pooling money, helping the kids to get established in a business.

    After the second time you lose all you money because the biggest conman disappeared with yours and everyone else's money, you don't do that again.

    They were really bitter that other ethnic groups that could barely speak Engrish would race ahead of the urban negros and never look back....

    That’s a big reason why it makes sense for competent African-Americans to work in big bureaucracies like the Army and go into corporate management at McDonalds instead of starting up small businesses like conservatives always used to advise them to do: they will be less dragged down by their relatives in a big impersonal institution than in a family business.

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    Joe Montana had some good advice about family. He said that one of his decisions was to keep family away from his career earnings. They might mean well, or not, but it was his decision. He saw and heard about so many athletes victimized by family, or by spending wildly as though their earnings would continue indefinitely.

    Cautionary tales abound, and entertainers are in similar circumstances. Witness how harem pants dude MC Hammer's friends vanished when his cash did.
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  54. I enjoyed The Wire despite the blank slate ideology it shoved down my throat every episode.

    If Simons wasn’t so vocal about that kind of stuff, I could actually believe him to be a subversive realist like Vince Gilligan. The Wire shows:

    * Corrupt black Democrat politicians (eg. Clay Davis)
    * Young black males in the drug trade making life miserable for other blacks (Steve’s clip)
    * Colorblind police brutality and corruption – the most vicious cop is black, and both black and white cops are shown pocketing money they find on suspects

    Of course, the only solution offered is to dump money on the problems, and the governor is a “Republican ***hole” because he doesn’t want to throw good money after bad.

    I also enjoyed immigrant fetishist/musician/ex-crack addict Steve Earle’s involvement.

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  55. Clyde says:
    @Romanian
    Off-topic: major sailerbait. Catfishing is making a comeback. But with a twist - it is done by middle aged men!

    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/10/hook-line-and-sinker/542748/

    I do not know if this article is for real.

    Emma Perrier spent the summer of 2015 mending a broken heart, after a recent breakup. By September, the restaurant manager had grown tired of watching The Notebook alone in her apartment in Twickenham, a leafy suburb southwest of London, and decided it was time to get back out there. Despite the horror stories she’d heard about online dating, Emma, 33, downloaded a matchmaking app called Zoosk.
    .............
    Ronaldo Scicluna was a fictional character created by Alan Stanley, a short, balding, 53-year-old shop fitter—a decorator of retail stores. Alan lived alone in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Like one of the Bard’s shape-shifting characters, Alan used a disguise to fool women into romance, and to prevent himself from getting hurt. His alter ego “Ronnie” was a ladies’ man, charming, and attractive—everything Alan was not. “I was in a pretty lonely place,” he told me during an emotional interview. “I wasn’t feeling the most attractive of people, I might say. You know, I always struggled with self-confidence and ... I was going through a messy separation and I was just feeling like I needed somebody to talk to.”
     

    Thanks for the link. I read the whole story and it was good!

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  56. Clyde says:
    @Tiny Duck
    It's possible to have inviting public spaces AND programs to address the homeless issue. It does mean starting from the assumption that homeless people are, well, people and deserving of care. That sentiment is in short supply these days.

    You could also do more to promote black people to move to rural areas. I mean, I own a huge house and 2 acres of land ans my mortgage is $750/month. Instead of getting more people trapped in the rent zone, why not promote a more diverse rural area?. Not everyone has to live in a city, and I dont think there is any way to make cities more beautiful than rural areas. This solves many problems

    Where did you copy and paste that from, you illiterate troll? You copy and paste comments from elsewhere. Not all the time, but when you sound like you have a functional IQ this is your modus operandi.

    “Tiny duck is a certified dumbass” – Leonard Pitts
    “We gave up on this clown” — verysmartbrothas.com
    “The worst troll bait!” —World Star HipHop
    “This brother is bad news” — We Wuz Kangs

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  57. Barnard says:
    @Anonymous

    Part of the problem with the Black community is that dishonesty is so rampant that they find it difficult to find someone to trust, even family members. That hampers even forming family businesses.
     
    That was the common complaint of the negros I knew. They were jealous of other ethnic groups pooling money, helping the kids to get established in a business.

    After the second time you lose all you money because the biggest conman disappeared with yours and everyone else's money, you don't do that again.

    They were really bitter that other ethnic groups that could barely speak Engrish would race ahead of the urban negros and never look back....

    Nearly every pro athlete who goes broke has a story about supporting a dozen or more family members and half a dozen friends he grew up with in the hood. A lot of them try to start businesses that end up failing. Car washes were popular for awhile.

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    This is African culture. Successful blacks are expected to support their entire extended family. It's why corruption is so rampant in Africa: You may not want to take bribes, but all of the people depending on you require it.
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  58. Forbes says:
    @prole
    Magic dirt can lose its power via new maps...interesting how easy it is to create a poor environment for our children via demographic changes...my Local High School was among the top 20 in the state and now ranked as a failing school. Took just 30 years to destroy the power of its magic dirt, despite a massive increase in per- pupil spending over the last 20 years..

    It is interesting that in the outtakes above, the first paragraph refers to “1930s residential security maps,” presuming that these redlining maps actually exist eighty years later–while the second paragraph refers to poor neighborhoods by zip codes; zip codes being an early 1960s creation by the USPS. The silly implication is that the post office had something to do with planning poor neighborhoods.

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  59. @Roderick Spode
    One recurring thread in black leftism is "they conspire to keep us down."

    But I've never heard an explanation of why "the white man" is so afraid of blacks he has to expend all these multigenerational efforts and resources to keep them down.

    No explanation, that is, but their disproportionate violent tendencies... tendencies to which no black leftist would admit.

    Roderick, I truly believe that the vast majority of Americans wish for blacks to do well, to succeed and then they can STFU.

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  60. No link to the claim that blacks in Baltimore’s poorest zip codes live twenty years fewer than in the richest. I am finding that so hard to believe.

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    Well, lots of drive-by shootings does tend to lower the average life expectancy.
    , @res

    No link to the claim that blacks in Baltimore’s poorest zip codes live twenty years fewer than in the richest. I am finding that so hard to believe.

     

    I went looking for the data they use to support that.

    First stop, this report: https://health.baltimorecity.gov/HealthyBaltimore2020
    Which gives the following assertion and citation:

    There is a 20-year gap in life expectancy between neighborhoods in Baltimore City.6
    ...
    6. Vital Signs Indicators: Life Expectancy (2014 Data). Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance. http://bniajf.org/indicators/Children%20and%20Family%20Health/LifeExp/. Accessed August 17, 2016.
     
    I am having trouble finding the underlying data at what looks like the correct version of the link: http://bniajfi.org/indicators/Children%20and%20Family%20Health/LifeExp/2014
    but here is a map:

    http://bniajfi.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Lifeexp14map.jpg

    We can't say anything definitive without knowing how that 79.0-89.6 category breaks down, but it looks to me like they found one outlier neighborhood making the statement literally true. Except I think the data looks at neighborhoods not zip codes. Not sure how close the neighborhood/zip code correspondence is.

    Looks like a classic example of cherrypicking to me. I would like to know more about that outlier neighborhood.
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  61. As litle as 25 years ago none of this drivel would see the light of day.

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  62. Ivy says:
    @Anonymous

    Part of the problem with the Black community is that dishonesty is so rampant that they find it difficult to find someone to trust, even family members. That hampers even forming family businesses.
     
    That was the common complaint of the negros I knew. They were jealous of other ethnic groups pooling money, helping the kids to get established in a business.

    After the second time you lose all you money because the biggest conman disappeared with yours and everyone else's money, you don't do that again.

    They were really bitter that other ethnic groups that could barely speak Engrish would race ahead of the urban negros and never look back....

    See that old play A Raisin In The Sun for a variation on the ran away with the cash theme.

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  63. bartok says:
    @anon
    True that.

    Except that real estate actually does have some fascinating characteristics that may as well be mystical. Aside from the fact that the US began as what was essentially a big real estate deal (Washington was a Land Surveyer), it has had a couple of periods where it was the little guys hedge fund. The leverage in a vanilla conforming mortgage is impressive. In periods of above normal inflation, it is very profitable. In the early 00's? Infinite leverage (zero down) and low real interest rates (interest rate less inflation) it was shocking. Of course, no one ever deleverages sufficiently or in time, so people who become wealthy using leverage end up broke. But the US has bankruptcy that caps the losses at zero -- the BK put, so to speak.

    And what is more 'rent seeking' than rent? There are obvious limits to this. A lot of the American Experience can be captured through the history of buying and selling land. If Ken Burns ever went really meta .... he would have hit on it.

    Which is why TNC's redlining had some resonance. It is just enough less than totally obvious that it is persuasive in a way that just calling 'racism' isn't.

    TNC's reparations? US citizenship is arguably worth $50,000 but probably much more. Thats a reparation in a sense, it already exists, and it is being dissipated in plain view.

    We need a Reparations Clock (like the National Debt Clock) to keep track of the mule-and-40-acres equivalent of the inflation-adjusted cumulative net transfers from whites to blacks.

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

    I’m thinking it’s a hell of a lot of mules and acres. Far more than General Sherman ever suggested.

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    The net transfer payments are no doubt significant. They are still a fraction of the ultimate costs.

    I am annoyed by Rep Elijah Cummings pontificating about the 'taxpayers' .... in his never ending rhetorical beatdown on banks. Its not like his district has taxpayers. The image of this fat loudmouth bloviating about anything that involves his supporters actually paying taxes is hard to take. Although with massive gerrymandering, they appear to be burying some Republican votes within the current boundaries.

    I don't know if anyone else has considered the 'citizenship' as reparations argument. There are some Blacks who are on to immigration as anti-black.
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  64. Ivy says:
    @Steve Sailer
    That's a big reason why it makes sense for competent African-Americans to work in big bureaucracies like the Army and go into corporate management at McDonalds instead of starting up small businesses like conservatives always used to advise them to do: they will be less dragged down by their relatives in a big impersonal institution than in a family business.

    Joe Montana had some good advice about family. He said that one of his decisions was to keep family away from his career earnings. They might mean well, or not, but it was his decision. He saw and heard about so many athletes victimized by family, or by spending wildly as though their earnings would continue indefinitely.

    Cautionary tales abound, and entertainers are in similar circumstances. Witness how harem pants dude MC Hammer’s friends vanished when his cash did.

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    An Italian friend of mine explained that the difference between southern Italians and the better grade of blacks was that the blacks, even the more shiftful and less dumb ones, tended to get violent spontaneously whereas the southern Italians were equally violent, but used it a lot smarter.

    If you got in a business with other Italians and they f****ed you over, you were going to bust someone's head in, but it would be at a time and place of your choosing. Blacks would explode upon provocation but would leave even serious affronts unaddressed all too often.
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  65. Tiny Duck says:
    @Roderick Spode
    One recurring thread in black leftism is "they conspire to keep us down."

    But I've never heard an explanation of why "the white man" is so afraid of blacks he has to expend all these multigenerational efforts and resources to keep them down.

    No explanation, that is, but their disproportionate violent tendencies... tendencies to which no black leftist would admit.

    The truth is that white men fear Men of Color impregnating their women. That is why white males keep Men of Color down

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    One moment TD speaks truth to power; the next moment TD utters as if earnestly believing the most vile white supremacist garbage.

    My head is spinning, I can't keep up!
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  66. @TheJester
    The "Soiled" Version of American Social Mobility

    The white male patriarchy is responsible for the shorter life expectancy and all of the other bad things that plague black communities (including poverty, drugs, murder rates, etc.) because the patriarchy forces blacks to live on Tragic Dirt ... while whites selfishly reserve Magic Dirt for themselves.

    The SJWs say that the solution is to move black communities onto Magic Dirt and see what happens. Oh, so we tried that for 50 years! Unfortunately, the Tragic Dirt seems to mysteriously follow blacks wherever they go. However, when whites gentrify the former black communities, the Tragic Dirt just as mysteriously is transmuted into Magic Dirt. What has God wrought?

    The inescapable conclusion must be that blacks can turn Magic Dirt into Tragic Dirt and whites can turn Tragic Dirt into Magic Dirt but not the other way around.

    Yes, it's that simple. Must be the Ghost in the Machine ... something that happens but we'll never know why.

    The white male patriarchy is responsible for the shorter life expectancy and all of the other bad things that plague black communities

    Amazing how that doesn’t work for Hispanics who have a longer life expectancy than Whites.

    And of course female whites have a longer life expectancy than white males.

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  67. @Days of Broken Arrows
    I have a funny story. When my ex and I split up, she bought a condo in a nice section of Baltimore County. It's technically the suburbs, but it's about 15 minutes away from the city.

    As the years have gone by, her neighborhood has stayed about the same, but the prices on the condos have plummeted. She's now lost over 25 percent on her original price -- and in that time the real estate market has been rising all around.

    So, she asked me, "I wonder why the price of these condos has dropped?" To which I answered, "Possibly because your zip code says BALTIMORE!"

    The city's bad rep is well-earned. Years ago, you could go there for nightlife and such. You still can if you have patience and don't mind risking robbery. I haven't set foot in the city since 2011 and I live about 30 minutes away. Used to go all the time in the '80s.

    The white male patriarchy is responsible for the shorter life expectancy and all of the other bad things that plague black communities

    Amazing how that doesn’t work for Hispanics who have a longer life expectancy than Whites.

    And of course female whites have a longer life expectancy than white males.

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  68. JSM says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    No link to the claim that blacks in Baltimore's poorest zip codes live twenty years fewer than in the richest. I am finding that so hard to believe.

    Well, lots of drive-by shootings does tend to lower the average life expectancy.

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  69. res says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    No link to the claim that blacks in Baltimore's poorest zip codes live twenty years fewer than in the richest. I am finding that so hard to believe.

    No link to the claim that blacks in Baltimore’s poorest zip codes live twenty years fewer than in the richest. I am finding that so hard to believe.

    I went looking for the data they use to support that.

    First stop, this report: https://health.baltimorecity.gov/HealthyBaltimore2020
    Which gives the following assertion and citation:

    There is a 20-year gap in life expectancy between neighborhoods in Baltimore City.6

    6. Vital Signs Indicators: Life Expectancy (2014 Data). Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance. http://bniajf.org/indicators/Children%20and%20Family%20Health/LifeExp/. Accessed August 17, 2016.

    I am having trouble finding the underlying data at what looks like the correct version of the link: http://bniajfi.org/indicators/Children%20and%20Family%20Health/LifeExp/2014
    but here is a map:

    We can’t say anything definitive without knowing how that 79.0-89.6 category breaks down, but it looks to me like they found one outlier neighborhood making the statement literally true. Except I think the data looks at neighborhoods not zip codes. Not sure how close the neighborhood/zip code correspondence is.

    Looks like a classic example of cherrypicking to me. I would like to know more about that outlier neighborhood.

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    Formed in 1793 in response to a yellow fever outbreak, the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) is the oldest continuously-operating health department in the country, with more than 1,000 employees and an annual budget of $130 million.
     
    The 1,000 employees? Seems a bit excessive.

    They have Hopkins School of Public Health writing this stuff for them. I tend to believe it. Although it would require carving out the core, blackest, most pathological areas.

    The combination of homicide, substance abuse, and obesity adds up.

    The idea of subsuming social deviance as merely a public health issue is the best they can come up with. They can't actually blame it on culture. Let alone genetics. So its like Yellow Fever. Something that couldn't be explained in 1793, but could be addressed. Being a port city, that was the obvious place to focus attention. There used to be a US Public Health Service Hospital, which was a Federal program to address health issues in major port cities.

    Labeling social deviance as a public health issue is deemphasis on criminalization as the proximate cause of the death rate ... quantified as the life expectancy. Might as well since it is a non starter in Baltimore.

    And if it is health, it isn't Social Justice. I notice that they do spout a lot of Social Justice rhetoric. But if it is obesity, then it isn't about more food stamps. They put in 10 corner stores last year. Yea. Plus the benefit of anti-teen pregnancy programs. I think they should have continued trying to 'incarcerate' their way out of it. It showed signs of working.

    The thing is, you can have extreme deprivation by conventional US standards without homicide and drug deaths. And you can also have lots and lots of crime without a lot of homicide. The sort of extreme disorder and murder is subject to contagion -- yellow fever, as it were.

    Baltimore public officials have stated that they are willing to accept absurd homicide rates if it reduces Police abuses. I'd have to dig out the quote.

    The Black elected politicians and leadership will never let go of the 'root cause' as racism. I don't see how that does much to change the public health agenda. So .... that's where we are. I've seen it pushed in other places as an approach.

    , @donut
    The neighborhood Pimlico is in is a vibrant and dangerous one . A security guard was murdered in the parking lot in 2015 over"A neighborhood beef " . The owners want to move to Laurel , Md.
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  70. @Tiny Duck
    The truth is that white men fear Men of Color impregnating their women. That is why white males keep Men of Color down

    One moment TD speaks truth to power; the next moment TD utters as if earnestly believing the most vile white supremacist garbage.

    My head is spinning, I can’t keep up!

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    One moment TD speaks truth to power; the next moment TD utters as if earnestly believing the most vile white supremacist garbage.
     
    TD has got his webbed feet in all kinds of operations:

    https://www.td.com/document/PDF/ar2014/ar2014-Principal-Subsidiaries.pdf
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  71. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Ivy
    Joe Montana had some good advice about family. He said that one of his decisions was to keep family away from his career earnings. They might mean well, or not, but it was his decision. He saw and heard about so many athletes victimized by family, or by spending wildly as though their earnings would continue indefinitely.

    Cautionary tales abound, and entertainers are in similar circumstances. Witness how harem pants dude MC Hammer's friends vanished when his cash did.

    An Italian friend of mine explained that the difference between southern Italians and the better grade of blacks was that the blacks, even the more shiftful and less dumb ones, tended to get violent spontaneously whereas the southern Italians were equally violent, but used it a lot smarter.

    If you got in a business with other Italians and they f****ed you over, you were going to bust someone’s head in, but it would be at a time and place of your choosing. Blacks would explode upon provocation but would leave even serious affronts unaddressed all too often.

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  72. @Anonym
    Yeah, maybe you can kill a guy with an apartment as with an ax, but it takes real talent to induce a guy to kill himself with an apartment.

    https://youtu.be/STyajPHLpLE

    Nice to know that the Taliban has advanced capital punishment beyond simple brick walls.

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  73. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Moses
    I admire the japanese. They have a special people and special culture. And they intend to keep it.

    The West is committing suicide, destroying that which made it special. It’s sad.

    Agreed about the Japanese. It’s telling that they’re the favorite whipping boy of the MSM in the US. Can’t have them looking good now can we? However, the Death of the West isn’t exactly suicide–more like homicide, from within.

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  74. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @The Alarmist

    "There was nothing stopping Blacks from forming capital pools with their own capital and bestowing “investment” on Black neighborhoods."
     
    The problem is that the Man always makes sure the Black folk get no magic dirt to live and build upon.

    In order to create more Magic Dirt, you need more Magic Negroes.
    We keep getting the other kind..

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  75. @Inquiring Mind
    One moment TD speaks truth to power; the next moment TD utters as if earnestly believing the most vile white supremacist garbage.

    My head is spinning, I can't keep up!

    One moment TD speaks truth to power; the next moment TD utters as if earnestly believing the most vile white supremacist garbage.

    TD has got his webbed feet in all kinds of operations:

    https://www.td.com/document/PDF/ar2014/ar2014-Principal-Subsidiaries.pdf

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  76. Neoconned says:
    @Jim Don Bob
    Why do you live in a majority black hood?

    It’s my grandparents home. It’s paid off, no rent or mortgage payments. We’ve been here going on half a century. Most of these assholes arrived within the last 5-20 yrs….

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  77. helena says:
    @Tiny Duck
    It's possible to have inviting public spaces AND programs to address the homeless issue. It does mean starting from the assumption that homeless people are, well, people and deserving of care. That sentiment is in short supply these days.

    You could also do more to promote black people to move to rural areas. I mean, I own a huge house and 2 acres of land ans my mortgage is $750/month. Instead of getting more people trapped in the rent zone, why not promote a more diverse rural area?. Not everyone has to live in a city, and I dont think there is any way to make cities more beautiful than rural areas. This solves many problems

    that is what is happening in the UK, Tiny. But unless quotas are employed how to stop a whole area replicating urban culture?

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  78. Mr. Anon says:

    Institutional Racism

    Environmental Racism

    Digital Racism

    ………………………………

    and now,

    Cartographic Racism

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    Cartographic Racism
     
    The alt right will have to update their Korzybski: "The map is not the terrorism."
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  79. @Mr. Anon
    Institutional Racism

    Environmental Racism

    Digital Racism

    ....................................

    and now,

    Cartographic Racism

    Cartographic Racism

    The alt right will have to update their Korzybski: “The map is not the terrorism.”

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  80. MarxFreeTV says: • Website

    I addressed Baltimore in detail here: Seg5 Race In America: Black and White – Full 5/7 https://youtu.be/6iiqBwO-g4E In particular, the little noticed “voluntary compliance agreement” that will destroy all of Baltimore county.Check it out.

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  81. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @bartok
    We need a Reparations Clock (like the National Debt Clock) to keep track of the mule-and-40-acres equivalent of the inflation-adjusted cumulative net transfers from whites to blacks.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Debt_Clock

    I'm thinking it's a hell of a lot of mules and acres. Far more than General Sherman ever suggested.

    The net transfer payments are no doubt significant. They are still a fraction of the ultimate costs.

    I am annoyed by Rep Elijah Cummings pontificating about the ‘taxpayers’ …. in his never ending rhetorical beatdown on banks. Its not like his district has taxpayers. The image of this fat loudmouth bloviating about anything that involves his supporters actually paying taxes is hard to take. Although with massive gerrymandering, they appear to be burying some Republican votes within the current boundaries.

    I don’t know if anyone else has considered the ‘citizenship’ as reparations argument. There are some Blacks who are on to immigration as anti-black.

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  82. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @res

    No link to the claim that blacks in Baltimore’s poorest zip codes live twenty years fewer than in the richest. I am finding that so hard to believe.

     

    I went looking for the data they use to support that.

    First stop, this report: https://health.baltimorecity.gov/HealthyBaltimore2020
    Which gives the following assertion and citation:

    There is a 20-year gap in life expectancy between neighborhoods in Baltimore City.6
    ...
    6. Vital Signs Indicators: Life Expectancy (2014 Data). Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance. http://bniajf.org/indicators/Children%20and%20Family%20Health/LifeExp/. Accessed August 17, 2016.
     
    I am having trouble finding the underlying data at what looks like the correct version of the link: http://bniajfi.org/indicators/Children%20and%20Family%20Health/LifeExp/2014
    but here is a map:

    http://bniajfi.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Lifeexp14map.jpg

    We can't say anything definitive without knowing how that 79.0-89.6 category breaks down, but it looks to me like they found one outlier neighborhood making the statement literally true. Except I think the data looks at neighborhoods not zip codes. Not sure how close the neighborhood/zip code correspondence is.

    Looks like a classic example of cherrypicking to me. I would like to know more about that outlier neighborhood.

    Formed in 1793 in response to a yellow fever outbreak, the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) is the oldest continuously-operating health department in the country, with more than 1,000 employees and an annual budget of $130 million.

    The 1,000 employees? Seems a bit excessive.

    They have Hopkins School of Public Health writing this stuff for them. I tend to believe it. Although it would require carving out the core, blackest, most pathological areas.

    The combination of homicide, substance abuse, and obesity adds up.

    The idea of subsuming social deviance as merely a public health issue is the best they can come up with. They can’t actually blame it on culture. Let alone genetics. So its like Yellow Fever. Something that couldn’t be explained in 1793, but could be addressed. Being a port city, that was the obvious place to focus attention. There used to be a US Public Health Service Hospital, which was a Federal program to address health issues in major port cities.

    Labeling social deviance as a public health issue is deemphasis on criminalization as the proximate cause of the death rate … quantified as the life expectancy. Might as well since it is a non starter in Baltimore.

    And if it is health, it isn’t Social Justice. I notice that they do spout a lot of Social Justice rhetoric. But if it is obesity, then it isn’t about more food stamps. They put in 10 corner stores last year. Yea. Plus the benefit of anti-teen pregnancy programs. I think they should have continued trying to ‘incarcerate’ their way out of it. It showed signs of working.

    The thing is, you can have extreme deprivation by conventional US standards without homicide and drug deaths. And you can also have lots and lots of crime without a lot of homicide. The sort of extreme disorder and murder is subject to contagion — yellow fever, as it were.

    Baltimore public officials have stated that they are willing to accept absurd homicide rates if it reduces Police abuses. I’d have to dig out the quote.

    The Black elected politicians and leadership will never let go of the ‘root cause’ as racism. I don’t see how that does much to change the public health agenda. So …. that’s where we are. I’ve seen it pushed in other places as an approach.

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  83. donut says:
    @res

    No link to the claim that blacks in Baltimore’s poorest zip codes live twenty years fewer than in the richest. I am finding that so hard to believe.

     

    I went looking for the data they use to support that.

    First stop, this report: https://health.baltimorecity.gov/HealthyBaltimore2020
    Which gives the following assertion and citation:

    There is a 20-year gap in life expectancy between neighborhoods in Baltimore City.6
    ...
    6. Vital Signs Indicators: Life Expectancy (2014 Data). Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance. http://bniajf.org/indicators/Children%20and%20Family%20Health/LifeExp/. Accessed August 17, 2016.
     
    I am having trouble finding the underlying data at what looks like the correct version of the link: http://bniajfi.org/indicators/Children%20and%20Family%20Health/LifeExp/2014
    but here is a map:

    http://bniajfi.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Lifeexp14map.jpg

    We can't say anything definitive without knowing how that 79.0-89.6 category breaks down, but it looks to me like they found one outlier neighborhood making the statement literally true. Except I think the data looks at neighborhoods not zip codes. Not sure how close the neighborhood/zip code correspondence is.

    Looks like a classic example of cherrypicking to me. I would like to know more about that outlier neighborhood.

    The neighborhood Pimlico is in is a vibrant and dangerous one . A security guard was murdered in the parking lot in 2015 over”A neighborhood beef ” . The owners want to move to Laurel , Md.

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  84. jack ryan says: • Website

    I have to go now with the idea that the Hollywood studios and NY/LA/Washington Post newspapers of record are now dominated by an ethnic media mafia and/or related Politically Correct Lib Left narrative dispensers.

    Black African American street crime is never the fault of the actually street gang criminals, it’s caused by evil White racist Conservatives who somehow have super natural powers to change the climate – create a climate of racism, intolerance and injustice.

    Evil White racists are to blame if:

    They move in to areas and improve/gentrify them
    or
    Move out of areas – White flight and take all the necessary good things like education, investment etc.

    F*#&$# the New York Times and Hollywood.

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  85. jack ryan says: • Website
    @Robert Dunn
    There are some very powerful people that regard media like the NYT as their toy. It's useful for their agenda which is to keep America divided and hating white Americans (whom they hate) which is why all mainsteam media in anti-white. Do you remember the reaction when Trump won? A clown on CNN described it as a 'white lash', in the same way Hillary called his supporters 'deplorables' which basically, is why Trump won.

    CNN wasn’t always this way.

    Back when Ted Turner ran CNN – it employed commentators like Patrick Buchanan. But when Ted Turner married Hanoi Jane Fonda – merged CNN/Turner Broadcasting with Gerald Levin’s Time Warner Inc – it was all she wrote. Ted Turner fell off the map and Ted was not accepted in the Hollywood Left Coast ethnic media mafia – not of the tribe.

    Now CNN is run by the likes of Jeff Zucker, former AIPAC lobbyist Wolf Blitzer is a chief talking head – it’s 24/7 hate traditional White Christian America.

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  86. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Barnard
    Nearly every pro athlete who goes broke has a story about supporting a dozen or more family members and half a dozen friends he grew up with in the hood. A lot of them try to start businesses that end up failing. Car washes were popular for awhile.

    This is African culture. Successful blacks are expected to support their entire extended family. It’s why corruption is so rampant in Africa: You may not want to take bribes, but all of the people depending on you require it.

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