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From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

Killer Stats
Steve Sailer

January 06, 2021

The results are now in on The Establishment’s vast gamble of declaring 2020 to be the year of the Racial Reckoning. Did sacralizing Black Lives Matter as our culture’s highest value even succeed at saving black lives?

No.

My new data shows that elites’ frantic push since Memorial Day for Diversity-Inclusion-Equity (DIE) got thousands more Americans murdered in 2020 than in 2019.

America’s culturally influential have a lot of blood on their hands.

My article reports for 104 American cities their change in number of murders from 2019 to the Year of George Floyd.

Here are the top 50 cities in population ranked in order of increase in murders from 2019 to 2020:

City 2019 Murders 2020 Murders Chg Chg % Murders/100k Missing Days
Milwaukee 97 189 92 95% 31.8 0
Louisville 89 173 84 94% 28.1 1
Seattle 28 54 26 93% 7.7 0
Memphis 191 332 141 74% 50.9 0
Minneapolis 48 81 33 69% 19.6 0
Columbus 104 174 70 67% 20.2 0
Fresno 45 74 29 64% 14.2 0
Boston 35 57 22 63% 8.5 8
Colorado Springs 24 39 15 63% 8.4 1
New Orleans 121 196 75 62% 50.1 0
Omaha 23 37 14 61% 8.3 0
Fort Worth 70 112 42 60% 13.1 0
Atlanta 99 155 56 57% 32.8 4
Chicago 495 769 274 55% 28.4 0
Denver 63 94 31 49% 13.6 2
Portland 36 53 17 47% 8.3 4
Austin 32 47 15 47% 5.0 14
New York 319 462 143 45% 5.4 0
Wichita 36 52 16 44% 13.3 0
Houston 280 403 123 44% 17.5 3
Arlington 16 23 7 44% 5.9 1
Phoenix 131 187 56 43% 11.6 32
Indianapolis 172 244 72 42% 28.5 0
Tulsa 56 79 23 41% 19.6 0
Nashville 81 114 33 41% 17.3 6
Philadelphia 355 499 144 41% 31.8 0
Las Vegas 109 151 42 39% 23.9 0
Tucson (Pima Co) 47 65 18 38% 12.2 4
Oakland 75 102 27 36% 24.3 0
Los Angeles 257 349 92 36% 8.8 0
Miami 81 106 25 31% 23.4 12
San Jose 34 44 10 29% 4.3 0
Dallas 199 251 52 26% 19.0 0
Sacramento 34 41 7 21% 8.3 15
Kansas City 151 182 31 21% 37.8 0
Detroit 273 328 55 20% 48.7 2
Washington 166 198 32 19% 29.1 0
San Antonio 105 124 19 18% 8.3 11
San Francisco 41 47 6 15% 5.4 1
Virginia Beach 15 17 2 13% 3.8 0
Charlotte 108 122 14 13% 14.5 0
Jacksonville 131 140 9 7% 15.9 0
Long Beach 35 36 1 3% 7.7 11
Baltimore 348 335 -13 -4% 54.5 0
Albuquerque 79 76 -3 -4% 13.6 5
San Diego 50 44 -6 -12% 3.1 32
El Paso
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  1. CNN just declared Warnock the winner in his Senate race.

    Prediction markets say there’s ~96% chance that the Democrats will control the Senate.

    https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/4366/Which-party-will-control-the-Senate-after-2020-election

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Some people are worried that if the Senate is split 50-50 (with Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote), the Democrats will kill the filibuster and push their destabilizing agenda. Fortunately, there's a bit of good news.

    Start watching the below video from 0:55-1:41. Senator Joe Manchin (a Democrat from West Virginia) has committed to NOT vote to end the filibuster.

    https://twitter.com/tonybalogna/status/1346701873043152896

    So that basically means that all of us need to get behind Senator Manchin and support his stance. Senator Manchin is the key to blocking the Biden agenda (most especially on immigration).

    Joe Manchin is our new favorite Senator.

    TLDR: Senator Manchin has committed to defend the filibuster. He is our own side (at least on this issue).

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Some Guy, @J.Ross, @Hockamaw, @Greta Handel, @Barnard

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Remind me again, why would anyone at this point expect a fair election in Georgia for Republicans?

    Anyone who still thinks: "Gee, this is America, if there were a problem, I would have heard about it in the media," better wake the F*ck up."

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Simon Pickler
    @JohnnyWalker123

    That tells you something right there

    The truth is that if the murder rate is up it is because of white men and right wing terrorists like the proud boys but I repeat myself

    The cause of violence is white supremacy and Christian extremism

    Most People of Color agree with the above assessment

    Read Adam Serwer he points out conservative hypocrisy and the need for holding white people accountable for there crimes against humanity

    Replies: @black sea, @TWS, @fish

    , @AndrewR
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Wrong thread

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Mitch McConnell said $2,000 stimulus payments to people out of work due to government action was "socialism for the rich." Which is odd because I thought the bulk of Mitch McConnell's political career was devoted to transferring the wealth of middle and upper middle class Americans to the elites at the DC feeding trough. If placing a tiresome angry negro and a creepy little Zionist in the Senate removes McConnell from his leadership position then I'm all for it. I will miss Mitch's entertaining face.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @JohnnyWalker123

    OT: Current picture from inside the Senate Chamber

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErEvUXiUUAAzqF4?format=jpg&name=900x900

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

  2. @JohnnyWalker123
    CNN just declared Warnock the winner in his Senate race.

    Prediction markets say there's ~96% chance that the Democrats will control the Senate.

    https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/4366/Which-party-will-control-the-Senate-after-2020-election

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Hypnotoad666, @Simon Pickler, @AndrewR, @SunBakedSuburb, @Hypnotoad666

    Some people are worried that if the Senate is split 50-50 (with Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote), the Democrats will kill the filibuster and push their destabilizing agenda. Fortunately, there’s a bit of good news.

    Start watching the below video from 0:55-1:41. Senator Joe Manchin (a Democrat from West Virginia) has committed to NOT vote to end the filibuster.

    https://twitter.com/tonybalogna/status/1346701873043152896

    So that basically means that all of us need to get behind Senator Manchin and support his stance. Senator Manchin is the key to blocking the Biden agenda (most especially on immigration).

    Joe Manchin is our new favorite Senator.

    TLDR: Senator Manchin has committed to defend the filibuster. He is our own side (at least on this issue).

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Antifa and BLM haven't gotten his address and swarmed his home like the hordes of Shaka Zulu yet, though.

    , @Some Guy
    @JohnnyWalker123

    What if some old Republican senator dies, can the Dems push through whatever they want without Manchin in the time it takes to replace him?

    , @J.Ross
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Oh yeah, we really need to get behind him, because the Democrats aren't going to do whatever they want anyway if there are people behind Manchin who aren't even his constituents.
    The one good thing is that the Democrats are drunk on triumph. They will make a huge mistake. We have nothing to do but wait and watch for that and then exploit it.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Hockamaw
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Imagine giving a shit about politics in January 2021. Wake up boomer - it’s all over now. Best we can hope to get out of the United States is some laughs before the whole thing completely and irreversibly implodes.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Greta Handel
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Joe Manchin is our new favorite Senator.
     
    You're looking up to a weathervane. Don't be surprised if he switches from Team Blue to Team Red, like the current Governor did to ride Trump's coattails.

    Joe Manchin couldn't wait to be on the news to gloat over the Exceptional! rendition of Julian Assange.

    Prospective fans of this politician might also want to track down the reportage (not "journalism") in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about how his daughter, Heather Bresch, earned her MBA before gouging people with EpiPens at Mylan.
    , @Barnard
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Manchin ran a commercial in one of his campaigns where a shot a hole through the Affordable Care Act. When Trump tried to repeal part of it he voted to uphold the whole thing. Having Joe Manchin as the last line of defense against the crazy left is slightly worse than if Perdue had won. He might not let them pass a few of the crazy things they want to do, that's it.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

  3. Regarding those smaller cities, Trenton, NJ, with a population of 83,000 (50% black and only 12% white) and number 374 on the list of the largest US cities, is one example of a city relatively small in size, but “big” for 2020 homicides.

    Trenton recorded 40 homicides in 2020, up from just 16 homicides in 2019 and 17 homicides in 2018.”

    Just a small 150% increase.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @CCZ

    There are a number of fairly famous cities like Trenton with high murder rates that don't make the top 200 in the country, in part because of population declines due to high murder rates. For example, Hartford is no longer in the top 200 cities in the country.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Joeygee, @Jack D

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @CCZ

    You can add one murder to the DC total. Jackbooted storm troopers just shot a pro-Trump woman in the back of the head at close range. Of course, the media will decry this police brutality. /s/

    https://banned.video/watch?id=5ff63502f23a18318ceb28a7

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    , @Hapalong Cassidy
    @CCZ

    Trenton police officers are among the highest paid in the country. Not sure if that’s because their job is overly difficult or there is just some old school political machinery at work.

    Replies: @Unladen Swallow

    , @Bite Moi
    @CCZ

    CCZ---------Willie thump Willie doesn't keep me up at night.

  4. @JohnnyWalker123
    CNN just declared Warnock the winner in his Senate race.

    Prediction markets say there's ~96% chance that the Democrats will control the Senate.

    https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/4366/Which-party-will-control-the-Senate-after-2020-election

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Hypnotoad666, @Simon Pickler, @AndrewR, @SunBakedSuburb, @Hypnotoad666

    Remind me again, why would anyone at this point expect a fair election in Georgia for Republicans?

    Anyone who still thinks: “Gee, this is America, if there were a problem, I would have heard about it in the media,” better wake the F*ck up.”

    • Agree: JimDandy, botazefa, Redman
    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Hypnotoad666

    I don't disagree with you. I'm just pointing out the likely outcome, not asserting that any of this is fair in any way.

  5. America’s culturally influential have a lot of blood on their hands.

    Their only concern is making sure its never their own blood being spilled.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Kronos



    America’s culturally influential have a lot of blood on their hands.
     
    Their only concern is making sure its never their own blood being spilled.
     
    Correction: Their only concern is solidifying power and eliminating any opposition.

    The 'blood' thing is pretty much irrelevant. Per Georgia, we're just about to see the solidification and elimination phase kick into high gear. If blood should spill, well you can't make an omelet without busting some heads. Their near-total control of the 'flow of information' means that the vast majority of people won't be bothered by any of the above. They won't even be aware of most of it.

    , @guest007
    @Kronos

    Considering that on the day that this was posted by Steve, 3600 deaths due to Covid-19 were reported. Conservatives decided to throw away the crime argument when those same conservatives argue that 365,000 deaths due to Covid-19 are no big deal and that packing a bar with idiots is more important.

    Replies: @Peter Akuleyev

  6. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Some people are worried that if the Senate is split 50-50 (with Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote), the Democrats will kill the filibuster and push their destabilizing agenda. Fortunately, there's a bit of good news.

    Start watching the below video from 0:55-1:41. Senator Joe Manchin (a Democrat from West Virginia) has committed to NOT vote to end the filibuster.

    https://twitter.com/tonybalogna/status/1346701873043152896

    So that basically means that all of us need to get behind Senator Manchin and support his stance. Senator Manchin is the key to blocking the Biden agenda (most especially on immigration).

    Joe Manchin is our new favorite Senator.

    TLDR: Senator Manchin has committed to defend the filibuster. He is our own side (at least on this issue).

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Some Guy, @J.Ross, @Hockamaw, @Greta Handel, @Barnard

    Antifa and BLM haven’t gotten his address and swarmed his home like the hordes of Shaka Zulu yet, though.

  7. Salt Lake City is in on the act, too.

    Violent crime is up 21%, property crime is up 24%, and the overall crime rate is up 23%, after the mayor – who earned a B.A. in gender studies – spent much of 2020 undermining the police.

    Well at least the mayor is attractive. I suppose that counts for something.

  8. @Kronos

    America’s culturally influential have a lot of blood on their hands.
     
    Their only concern is making sure its never their own blood being spilled.

    Replies: @Polistra, @guest007

    America’s culturally influential have a lot of blood on their hands.

    Their only concern is making sure its never their own blood being spilled.

    Correction: Their only concern is solidifying power and eliminating any opposition.

    The ‘blood’ thing is pretty much irrelevant. Per Georgia, we’re just about to see the solidification and elimination phase kick into high gear. If blood should spill, well you can’t make an omelet without busting some heads. Their near-total control of the ‘flow of information’ means that the vast majority of people won’t be bothered by any of the above. They won’t even be aware of most of it.

  9. @CCZ
    Regarding those smaller cities, Trenton, NJ, with a population of 83,000 (50% black and only 12% white) and number 374 on the list of the largest US cities, is one example of a city relatively small in size, but “big” for 2020 homicides.

    Trenton recorded 40 homicides in 2020, up from just 16 homicides in 2019 and 17 homicides in 2018.”

    Just a small 150% increase.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Hypnotoad666, @Hapalong Cassidy, @Bite Moi

    There are a number of fairly famous cities like Trenton with high murder rates that don’t make the top 200 in the country, in part because of population declines due to high murder rates. For example, Hartford is no longer in the top 200 cities in the country.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Steve Sailer

    Hartford's pop incredibly has dropped from 177,000 in 1950 to barely 120,000 now. Even pre-Covid the downtown was taking on a deserted neutron-bomb feeling. I guess there's plenty of mayhem out in the hoods but good luck downtown even finding two people to diss each other.

    , @Joeygee
    @Steve Sailer

    I Live in East Hartford.....a once thriving community with great schools. Great jobs at Pratt & Whitney. Hartford vouchered the shit out to us and neighboring Manchester. More freebies.... Higher taxes, higher crime. Pratt is a shell of it's former self here. DIEversity for you!

    , @Jack D
    @Steve Sailer


    in part because of population declines due to high murder rates
     
    I think you are pointing the arrow of causation in the wrong direction. Cities have high murder rates BECAUSE they are shitholes (pardon my French) populated only by the remaining dregs of society who are too dumb/unmotivated to get out, not vice versa. The businesses of downtown Trenton were burned in the 1968 riots following the assassination of MLK and never recovered from that. Trenton was once the china (pottery) manufacturing capital of the United States (in addition to being the state capital) but that's all gone. There are a lot of state office buildings but most of the ghetto dwellers are not literate or diligent enough to hold down even a low qualification state job. You really have to see North Trenton (the ghettoest of the ghettos) to believe it. It's really hard to believe that you are even in the US. Parts of Camden, NJ are like that too. It looks like the 3rd world crossed with a Victorian slum. Trenton has lost 1/3 of its population but it really should have lost most of it because there's no good reason to live there.
  10. B-urn,
    L-oot, and yes,
    M-urder.

    • Agree: Kronos
  11. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Some people are worried that if the Senate is split 50-50 (with Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote), the Democrats will kill the filibuster and push their destabilizing agenda. Fortunately, there's a bit of good news.

    Start watching the below video from 0:55-1:41. Senator Joe Manchin (a Democrat from West Virginia) has committed to NOT vote to end the filibuster.

    https://twitter.com/tonybalogna/status/1346701873043152896

    So that basically means that all of us need to get behind Senator Manchin and support his stance. Senator Manchin is the key to blocking the Biden agenda (most especially on immigration).

    Joe Manchin is our new favorite Senator.

    TLDR: Senator Manchin has committed to defend the filibuster. He is our own side (at least on this issue).

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Some Guy, @J.Ross, @Hockamaw, @Greta Handel, @Barnard

    What if some old Republican senator dies, can the Dems push through whatever they want without Manchin in the time it takes to replace him?

  12. Oddly, NPR didn’t mention the media encouragement of blacks to be angry as a reason for the murder increase.

    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
    @Redneck farmer

    media encouragement of blacks to be angry

    "Media encouragement". Come on, it's not 1985. As if blacks are reading the New York Times, watching MSNBC and then going out rioting. Too much analysis in right-wing circles pretends we still live in a world where CBS News and op-ed pages dictate the agenda.

    Left-wing activism and violence is driven by social media not the MSM. There is a strong lefty network of YouTubers, podcasters, Instagram influencers, TikTokers, etc. just as there is on the right. The MSM is increasingly irrelevant.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @John Johnson, @Jack D, @Anon

    , @AceDeuce
    @Redneck farmer

    The media are indeed a bunch of scumbags, but they aren't pushing kniggros out dey' front doors to commit all these crimes. That's the kniggros themselves just acting naturally and unchecked.

    The U.S. has allowed the worst people in America to run amok, and have actually put these scum on a pedestal and are groveling and catering to their every demented whim--and many others can't even bring themselves to criticize this, or assign blame to the perps committing the crimes-it's always someone else forcing the kniggros to act badly. SMH.

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Redneck farmer

    "blacks to be angry"

    Spending nine months in the womb of a black woman would make anybody angry. Including black Jesus.

  13. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Some people are worried that if the Senate is split 50-50 (with Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote), the Democrats will kill the filibuster and push their destabilizing agenda. Fortunately, there's a bit of good news.

    Start watching the below video from 0:55-1:41. Senator Joe Manchin (a Democrat from West Virginia) has committed to NOT vote to end the filibuster.

    https://twitter.com/tonybalogna/status/1346701873043152896

    So that basically means that all of us need to get behind Senator Manchin and support his stance. Senator Manchin is the key to blocking the Biden agenda (most especially on immigration).

    Joe Manchin is our new favorite Senator.

    TLDR: Senator Manchin has committed to defend the filibuster. He is our own side (at least on this issue).

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Some Guy, @J.Ross, @Hockamaw, @Greta Handel, @Barnard

    Oh yeah, we really need to get behind him, because the Democrats aren’t going to do whatever they want anyway if there are people behind Manchin who aren’t even his constituents.
    The one good thing is that the Democrats are drunk on triumph. They will make a huge mistake. We have nothing to do but wait and watch for that and then exploit it.

    • LOL: HammerJack
    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @J.Ross

    Give up the filibuster and see how that works for you.

  14. OT for later.

    I hope this is preserved in a time capsule for analysis by aliens in the far future, like in that Spielberg movie.

    Faceshielded female Sandi Bachom, a Huffpo Journo with a power level of 70K twitter followers and apparently afflicted by Cluster B personality disorders performs Covid SS duty on a train, threatens fellow passenger, but is interrupted by Ashley St. Clair herself who happens to have a power level of 400K twitter followers. Confrontations and accusations of being a doxing MAGA Nazi Republican predictably follow.

    Covid rule-enforcing ‘Karens,’ including HuffPost journo, threaten train passengers for not wearing masks while… drinking coffee

    • LOL: Kyle
    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @El Dato

    This woman has a lot more self-control than I have.

    Some stranger once stuck a phone in my face recording me, for no apparent reason, and I ripped the camera out of his hands.

    Whenever I see people holding their phone up like they could be recording me I point my phone at them and press "record," as well.

  15. @JohnnyWalker123
    CNN just declared Warnock the winner in his Senate race.

    Prediction markets say there's ~96% chance that the Democrats will control the Senate.

    https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/4366/Which-party-will-control-the-Senate-after-2020-election

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Hypnotoad666, @Simon Pickler, @AndrewR, @SunBakedSuburb, @Hypnotoad666

    That tells you something right there

    The truth is that if the murder rate is up it is because of white men and right wing terrorists like the proud boys but I repeat myself

    The cause of violence is white supremacy and Christian extremism

    Most People of Color agree with the above assessment

    Read Adam Serwer he points out conservative hypocrisy and the need for holding white people accountable for there crimes against humanity

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Simon Pickler

    Didn't you leave out the part about how it feels to know that white women prefer Men of Color?

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Lot

    , @TWS
    @Simon Pickler

    Whatever happened to white women love the black Johnson? You miss that and you're no real duck

    , @fish
    @Simon Pickler

    Oh looks.....it be Tiny Pickler ....wit his Tinys Pickle.

  16. Better than Dr Jill’s dissertation, by far! No, really – a work of old school statistical grind and inference unheard of these days of colour. Thank you,. Steve.

  17. Murders up, suicides up, drug OD deaths up, accidental deaths up; really, most of them way up. 400 lbers who can’t actually walk into the Walmart riding their scooters and screaming about masks …..

    And in the meantime, “the Covid” three ring circle jerk, unprecedented vote fraud, appalling negrolatry, and so on.

    Well, at least we now know what a society looks like where spiritual degeneracy meets physical cowardice.

  18. No St. Louis? Its absence is glaring.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Russ

    St. Louis, which was the 4th biggest city in the US at the time of 1904 World's Fair now no longer makes the top 50 municipalities in population.

    But, I've got its murder count in my article, which you should read.

    Replies: @Russ, @AceDeuce

  19. @Russ
    No St. Louis? Its absence is glaring.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    St. Louis, which was the 4th biggest city in the US at the time of 1904 World’s Fair now no longer makes the top 50 municipalities in population.

    But, I’ve got its murder count in my article, which you should read.

    • Replies: @Russ
    @Steve Sailer


    But, I’ve got its murder count in my article, which you should read.
     
    Last I checked, STL was 20-25 in SMSA size rankings, even though the City size is now so small. Thus the conspicuousness of its absence (not that its inclusion/rank by city size rather than SMSA size undermines your point). Good Taki article on a horrid subject.
    , @AceDeuce
    @Steve Sailer

    Forget 1904 until now. How about Cleveland? As late as 1950, it was the 6th or 7th largest city in the U.S. It's now 53rd.

    But if you want to talk 1900ish--In 1900, St Louis's negro population was around 6 or 7%. In 1900 the negro population of Cleveland was below 1%--about the same percentage as NYC had in 1900. Even in 1920, post WWI, the negro population of Cleveland was 4%.

    By 1960 it was 29%.

    Now, as of 2020, non-hispanic whites--who were 98-99% of the city's population in 1900, make up 33% of the population.

  20. OT again – further to my comment of yesterday, Drs Wodarg (a name straight out of Tolkein) and Yeadon are petitioning the European Medicines Agency to suspend pretty much all Covid vaccine testing/rollout until more tests, including animal tests, are carried out.

    https://www.scribd.com/document/487135032/Wodarg-Yeadon-EMA-Petition-Pfizer-Trial-FINAL-01DEC2020-en-Unsigned-With-Exhibits

    Key paras from an uninformed perspective

    IX. There are some concerning issues with the trial designs, spelled out by Dr. Peter Doshi in the British Medical Journal. Dr. Doshi focuses on the two biggest issues. First, none of the leading vaccine candidate trials is designed to test if the vaccine can reduce severe COVID-19 symptoms, defined as: hospital admissions, ICU or death. And, second, the trials are not designed to test if the vaccine can interrupt transmission (https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/371/bmj.m4037.full.pdf). If neither of these conditions is met, the vaccine in essence performs like a therapeutic drug, except a vaccine would be taken prophylactically, even by the perfectly healthy, and more than likely carries a higher risk of injury than a therapeutic drug. If this were to be true, then therapeutic drugs would be superior to any COVID vaccine.

    X. In the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine candidate, polyethylene glycol (PEG) is found in the fatty lipid nanoparticle coating around the mRNA. Seventy percent of people make antibodies to PEG and most do not know it, creating a concerning situation where many could have allergic, potentially deadly, reactions to a PEG-containing vaccine. PEG antibodies may also reduce vaccine effectiveness. Pfizer/BioNTech is also inserting an ingredient derived from a marine invertebrate, mNeonGreen, into its vaccine. The ingredient has bioluminescent qualities, making it attractive for medical imaging purposes, but it is unclear why an injected vaccine would need to have that quality. mNeonGreen has unknown antigenicity.

    XI. Several vaccine candidates are expected to induce the formation of humoral antibodies against spike proteins of SARS-CoV-2. Syncytin-1 (see Gallaher, B., “Response to nCoV2019 Against Backdrop of Endogenous Retroviruses” – http://virological.org/t/response-to-ncov2019- against-backdrop-of-endogenous-retroviruses/396), which is derived from human endogenous retroviruses (HERV) and is responsible for the development of a placenta in mammals and humans and is therefore an essential prerequisite for a successful pregnancy, is also found in homologous form in the spike proteins of SARS viruses. There is no indication whether antibodies against spike proteins of SARS viruses would also act like anti-Syncytin-1 antibodies. However, if this were to be the case this would then also prevent the formation of a placenta which would result in vaccinated women essentially becoming infertile. To my knowledge, Pfizer/BioNTech has yet to release any samples of written materials provided to patients, so it is unclear what, if any, information regarding (potential) fertility-specific risks caused by antibodies is included. According to section 10.4.2 of the Pfizer/BioNTech trial protocol, a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP) is eligible to participate if she is not pregnant or breastfeeding, and is using an acceptable contraceptive method as described in the trial protocol during the intervention period (for a minimum of 28 days after the last dose of study intervention). This means that it could take a relatively long time before a noticeable number of cases of postvaccination infertility could be observed.

    Management Summary of para XI – “the covid protein spike against which vaccines are targeted is very similar to Syncytin-1, which plays a key role in very early pregnancy and placental development“.

    Not trying to create a panic here, but Knowledge Is Good, as Steve has so often pointed out.

    My immediate thought is that if there is a fertility risk, would Israel be vaccinating all their medical staff, of whom I assume a reasonable portion are young, high-IQ and female? Indeed they seem almost over-enthusiastic.

    https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/coronavirus/1608651064-israel-medical-staff-member-receives-undiluted-vial-of-covid-19-vaccine

    My second thought is that if there is a fertility risk from producing antibodies to the covid protein spike, surely the risk will be there even without a vaccine, as young fertile women who get covid will presumably produce antibodies?

    My third thought is that if you wanted to make a fertility-depressing biological weapon, something like this would be just the ticket. Is that why China reacted so strongly in Jan/Feb/March?

    And my final thought is that (ignoring thought #2) it would be really ironic, worthy of a John Wyndham apocalyptic novel, if in order to save grandpa we sterilised his grandchildren.

    • Thanks: El Dato
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Why is the early 21st century so interesting?

    And we haven't even invented real biotech, real AI and/or self-replicating machine swarms, even!

    From the end of J.G. Ballard's "Answers to a Questionnaire"



    61) He stated that synthetic DNA introduced into the human germ plasm would arrest the process of ageing and extend human life almost indefinitely.
    62) Perhaps 1 million years.
    63) He announced that Princess Diana was immortal.
    64) Astonishment/disbelief.
    65) He advised the audience to invest heavily in leisure industries.
    66) The value of the pound sterling rose to $8.75.
    67) American TV networks, Time Magazine, Newsweek.
    68) The Second Coming.
    69) He expressed strong disappointment at the negative attitude of the Third World.
    70) The Kremlin.
    71) He wanted me to become the warhead of a cruise missile.
    72) My growing disenchantment.
    73) Sexual malaise.
    74) He complained that I was spending too much time at Richmond Ice Rink.
    75) The Royal Proclamation.
    76) The pound sterling rose to $75.50.
    77) Prince Andrew. Repeatedly.
    78) Injection into the testicles.
    79) The side-effects were permanent impotence and sterility. However, as immortality was ensured,no further offspring would be needed and the procreative urge would atrophy.
    80) I seriously considered a sex-change operation.
    81) Government White Paper on Immortality.
    82) Compulsory injection into the testicles of the entire male population over eleven years.
    83) Smith & Wesson short-barrel thirty-eight.
    84) Entirely my own idea.
    85) Many hours at Richmond Ice Rink trying unsuccessfully to erase the patterns of DNA.
    86) Westminster Hall.
    87) Premeditated. I questioned his real motives.
    88) Assassination.
    89) I was neither paid nor incited by agents of a foreign power.
    90) Despair. I wish to go back to my cubicle at London Airport.
    91) Between Princess Diana and the Governor of Nevada.
    92) At the climax of Thus Spake Zarathustra.
    93) Seven feet.
    94) Three shots.
    95) Blood Group O.
    96) I did not wish to spend the rest of eternity in my own company.
    97) I was visited in the death cell by the special envoy of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
    98) That I had killed the Son of God.
    99) He walked with a slight limp. He told me that, as a condemned prisoner, I alone had been spared the sterilising injections, and that the restoration of the national birthrate was now my sole duty.
    100) Yes.

     

    , @utu
    @YetAnotherAnon

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Wodarg
    Wodarg gained notoriety during public discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic when he argued that SARS-CoV-2 was only one of many similar viruses which usually go undetected as part of an ordinary seasonal period of respiratory infections, and that the worldwide activities to stop the pandemic were "hype" caused by the selective perception of researchers.[5]

    His comments on the COVID-19 pandemic drew criticism from German scientists and some German media outlets. According to the critics, Wodarg's claims largely contradicted the verifiable facts; some of his statements were neither verifiable nor falsifiable; and because the facts Wodarg presented had nothing to do with each other, his statements had proved to be misleading.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

    Wodarg, together with Dr. Michael Yeadon, a former vice-president and chief scientist of Pfizer Inc. pharmaceuticals, has claimed that the COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility. Commenting on these claims, David Gorski wrote "The sad thing is that this not-so-dynamic duo is stoking real fear that the new COVID-19 vaccines will make women infertile and is doing it based on speculative nonsense.".

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    , @Kyle
    @YetAnotherAnon

    China reacted so strongly against the virus because they know how bad it is. Possibly they made it. MERS is a regional virus. Risk factors include living or having recently visited the Arabian peninsula. The host population for the mers virus is bats, and the virus jumps to camels, and then to humans from camels. I have a hunch that it’s hard for the mers virus to transmit from human to human. Think about it, the main risk factor for mers is, “have you recently traveled to the Middle East.” It’s a bat virus. The original sars-1 died out because we were able to test and trace it out of existence. Can’t test and trace the flu. Can’t test & trace the common cold. Obviously sars-1 had a bit of trouble jumping from human to human. Again it’s a bat virus. The new sars-2 virus jumps from human to human like wildfire. Like the flu. This isn’t a bat virus it’s a human virus. China knew that right away. China knew that in January when our CDC was telling people not to over react and the Isteve community was speculating that the biggest risk factor for SARS-2 was having recently been on a flight from China. China knew. They made it.

  21. In contrast, The Washington Post’s police shootings database reports that 994 people were shot and killed by cops last year, with 27 percent of them being black. Fourteen were unarmed blacks.

    Unarmed does not mean ‘not dangerous’ nor ‘not potentially life threatening.’ It would be interesting to have stats by the race of the cops who did the shooting and killing.

    I realise the number is dwarfed by that of those killed by cop, but what would also be interesting are the stats by race on who killed cops last year.

  22. As long as it’s not SARS CoV-2 infection rates going up, it’s all fine. Nothing is more important than making oligarchs richer.

  23. Things will have to get to late 80/early 90s crack war levels before the left even begins to consider the possibility that more cops and more punitive sentencing should be on the table. They fall back on the argument that overall violent crime is lower now – as though being lower than extraordinarily violent times is some kind of achievement – which implicitly means they find a black homicide rate that is 9x that of whites to be an acceptable norm.

    Since our media is uninterested in actual ‘root causes’ of our national violent crime rate and innumerate, no one ever asks politicians at the local, state, or federal level if having one group as an extreme outlier in this department is fine with them, and if not what measures would bring that figure down to the level of even Latinos.

  24. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Some people are worried that if the Senate is split 50-50 (with Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote), the Democrats will kill the filibuster and push their destabilizing agenda. Fortunately, there's a bit of good news.

    Start watching the below video from 0:55-1:41. Senator Joe Manchin (a Democrat from West Virginia) has committed to NOT vote to end the filibuster.

    https://twitter.com/tonybalogna/status/1346701873043152896

    So that basically means that all of us need to get behind Senator Manchin and support his stance. Senator Manchin is the key to blocking the Biden agenda (most especially on immigration).

    Joe Manchin is our new favorite Senator.

    TLDR: Senator Manchin has committed to defend the filibuster. He is our own side (at least on this issue).

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Some Guy, @J.Ross, @Hockamaw, @Greta Handel, @Barnard

    Imagine giving a shit about politics in January 2021. Wake up boomer – it’s all over now. Best we can hope to get out of the United States is some laughs before the whole thing completely and irreversibly implodes.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Hockamaw

    See how well it works for you when you got 20+ million illegals getting green cards.

    Filibuster is all that stands in the way of oblivion.

    Replies: @fish

  25. @Kronos

    America’s culturally influential have a lot of blood on their hands.
     
    Their only concern is making sure its never their own blood being spilled.

    Replies: @Polistra, @guest007

    Considering that on the day that this was posted by Steve, 3600 deaths due to Covid-19 were reported. Conservatives decided to throw away the crime argument when those same conservatives argue that 365,000 deaths due to Covid-19 are no big deal and that packing a bar with idiots is more important.

    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
    @guest007

    Moreover, the crime spree has mostly deprived America of violent young black men whereas COVID is increasingly killing off vital white men who could have contributed to society (Dick Hinch, Roy Edwards, Luke Letlow, etc.). A conservative politician who wants suburban votes would be an idiot to bang on about crime when COVID is a disaster. Steve's carnage rhetoric worked against Obama, but it is tone deaf at the moment.

    Replies: @Jack D, @JohnPlywood

  26. @Simon Pickler
    @JohnnyWalker123

    That tells you something right there

    The truth is that if the murder rate is up it is because of white men and right wing terrorists like the proud boys but I repeat myself

    The cause of violence is white supremacy and Christian extremism

    Most People of Color agree with the above assessment

    Read Adam Serwer he points out conservative hypocrisy and the need for holding white people accountable for there crimes against humanity

    Replies: @black sea, @TWS, @fish

    Didn’t you leave out the part about how it feels to know that white women prefer Men of Color?

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • LOL: William Badwhite
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @black sea

    Didn’t you leave out the part about how it feels to know that white women prefer Men of Color?

    We would probably have fewer problems if that were actually true.

    The cities are filled with bitter White women that aren't attracted to the liberal man-children they hang around but they don't go out with Blacks or Hispanics either.

    Instead they go home to their cat and blame Trump for their problems.

    Oh but they love diversity cause they got tickets to Hamilton last year.

    Liberal White women are all waiting for Atticus Finch to ask them out.

    Replies: @SimpleSong

    , @Lot
    @black sea

    Sorry white wimmin, Adam Serwer is a WOC man.

    https://images.forwardcdn.com/image/1300x/center/images/cropped/hannah-lower-res-adam-serwer-1576559366.png

  27. The rise in violent crime is a big reason that Trump lost.

    1) It made him look impotent – what kind of leader lets a country descend into chaos in year 4 of his reign? Especially when a big part of his 2016 campaign was a promise to restore order. Remember Trump’s inauguration speech? “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” Well, it didn’t, it got worse.

    2) Suburban white voters blamed Trump and his “racism” and/or poor COVID response for creating the anger in the summer in first place. Interestingly, urban black and latino voters who were directly affected by the riots actually shifted towards Trump, but since Trump was starting in a deep hole among that group, the trade off of losing suburban whites and gaining urban blacks played into Biden’s favor.

    So, the Establishment won this round, I doubt they have many regrets.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Peter Akuleyev

    1) Yeah, of course. He calculated riots would help him. Seemed to think it was 2016, not 2020.

    2) You mean a lot of the same people who performatively, vaingloriously hate Trump for white social mileage found another excuse to hate him more? Some insight.

  28. @Redneck farmer
    Oddly, NPR didn't mention the media encouragement of blacks to be angry as a reason for the murder increase.

    Replies: @Peter Akuleyev, @AceDeuce, @SunBakedSuburb

    media encouragement of blacks to be angry

    “Media encouragement”. Come on, it’s not 1985. As if blacks are reading the New York Times, watching MSNBC and then going out rioting. Too much analysis in right-wing circles pretends we still live in a world where CBS News and op-ed pages dictate the agenda.

    Left-wing activism and violence is driven by social media not the MSM. There is a strong lefty network of YouTubers, podcasters, Instagram influencers, TikTokers, etc. just as there is on the right. The MSM is increasingly irrelevant.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Social Media is a subset of the MSM!

    Replies: @Lurker

    , @John Johnson
    @Peter Akuleyev

    “Media encouragement”. Come on, it’s not 1985. As if blacks are reading the New York Times, watching MSNBC and then going out rioting. Too much analysis in right-wing circles pretends we still live in a world where CBS News and op-ed pages dictate the agenda.

    The MSM covers some police shooting without any serious analysis and Blacks get angry over the skewed coverage. Has been happening about every month. What country are you in?

    "Blacks are an emotional people"

    - Black talk show host Tavis Smiley on why his Black audience couldn't be expected to contain themselves.

    Left-wing activism and violence is driven by social media not the MSM. There is a strong lefty network of YouTubers, podcasters, Instagram influencers, TikTokers, etc. just as there is on the right. The MSM is increasingly irrelevant.

    Driven by social media but endorsed by the MSM.

    Do these journalists ever sit these antifa dorks down and ask them serious questions about politics?

    Of course not. They are "mostly peaceful protestors" that get free coverage and without those annoying questions about policy.

    , @Jack D
    @Peter Akuleyev


    There is a strong lefty network of YouTubers, podcasters, Instagram influencers, TikTokers, etc
     
    Blacks don't care about podcasts either. However, there are apparently "influencers" that will put something like "let's all go to such and such mall and loot it right now" (I'm not clear which platform they use) and sure enough several hundred blacks show up all at once and try to storm the doors. It's very effective because they can overwhelm all but the best prepared police forces by sheer numbers.

    Replies: @botazefa, @Bill Jones

    , @Anon
    @Peter Akuleyev

    When cops aren't enforcing the law or making arrests, black criminals pay attention to that. Word passes fast along the street. The smartest criminals do pay attention.

  29. @Redneck farmer
    Oddly, NPR didn't mention the media encouragement of blacks to be angry as a reason for the murder increase.

    Replies: @Peter Akuleyev, @AceDeuce, @SunBakedSuburb

    The media are indeed a bunch of scumbags, but they aren’t pushing kniggros out dey’ front doors to commit all these crimes. That’s the kniggros themselves just acting naturally and unchecked.

    The U.S. has allowed the worst people in America to run amok, and have actually put these scum on a pedestal and are groveling and catering to their every demented whim–and many others can’t even bring themselves to criticize this, or assign blame to the perps committing the crimes-it’s always someone else forcing the kniggros to act badly. SMH.

  30. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Some people are worried that if the Senate is split 50-50 (with Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote), the Democrats will kill the filibuster and push their destabilizing agenda. Fortunately, there's a bit of good news.

    Start watching the below video from 0:55-1:41. Senator Joe Manchin (a Democrat from West Virginia) has committed to NOT vote to end the filibuster.

    https://twitter.com/tonybalogna/status/1346701873043152896

    So that basically means that all of us need to get behind Senator Manchin and support his stance. Senator Manchin is the key to blocking the Biden agenda (most especially on immigration).

    Joe Manchin is our new favorite Senator.

    TLDR: Senator Manchin has committed to defend the filibuster. He is our own side (at least on this issue).

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Some Guy, @J.Ross, @Hockamaw, @Greta Handel, @Barnard

    Joe Manchin is our new favorite Senator.

    You’re looking up to a weathervane. Don’t be surprised if he switches from Team Blue to Team Red, like the current Governor did to ride Trump’s coattails.

    Joe Manchin couldn’t wait to be on the news to gloat over the Exceptional! rendition of Julian Assange.

    Prospective fans of this politician might also want to track down the reportage (not “journalism”) in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about how his daughter, Heather Bresch, earned her MBA before gouging people with EpiPens at Mylan.

  31. @guest007
    @Kronos

    Considering that on the day that this was posted by Steve, 3600 deaths due to Covid-19 were reported. Conservatives decided to throw away the crime argument when those same conservatives argue that 365,000 deaths due to Covid-19 are no big deal and that packing a bar with idiots is more important.

    Replies: @Peter Akuleyev

    Moreover, the crime spree has mostly deprived America of violent young black men whereas COVID is increasingly killing off vital white men who could have contributed to society (Dick Hinch, Roy Edwards, Luke Letlow, etc.). A conservative politician who wants suburban votes would be an idiot to bang on about crime when COVID is a disaster. Steve’s carnage rhetoric worked against Obama, but it is tone deaf at the moment.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Peter Akuleyev


    COVID is increasingly killing off vital white men
     
    Look Covid is very bad but TBH, the number of white men in their most productive years who it is killing is very low. Sure there are a few high profile examples of white men who have died but statistically Covid is killing mostly white elderly and somewhat younger obese blacks and Latinos. In my county of over 800,000 people, there have been around 1,000 deaths attributed to Covid and of those fewer than 50 were under age 60 and 0 were under age 34. Covid is an old people killer first and foremost.

    In my (remote) family, Covid finally took someone whom I knew. He was my wife's 2nd cousin and he had just celebrated his 100th birthday. He had once been quite a guy - classic rags to riches story, WWII combat vet, etc. but the last time I saw him (on Zoom) it was clear that he was declining somewhat mentally and physically (of course most of us don't make it 100 alive at all so he was doing better than most). He got it from his (black) caretaker.

    My MIL just barely escaped the same fate when her caretaker got infected. The caretaker (70) survived and went home for a while but she was having trouble breathing and is back in the hospital again - the covid must have damaged her lungs. You really can't depend on non-whites to isolate themselves and not infect you although my MIL got lucky. My wife is acting as her mother's caretaker (she is in pretty good shape for 98 and needs only moderate assistance a few hours/day) until she can get vaccinated. When the promised land of vaccine immunity is in sight as it is now, it would be a pity to lose her over a matter of weeks. Meanwhile I want to strangle our man in a dress Commissar of Health.

    Replies: @ic1000

    , @JohnPlywood
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Covid? Covid isn't killing hardly any vital white men. It kills mostly older black, Hispanic and non-Hispanic white men, with a disproportionate effect on the former two groups. Blacks and Hispanics also took the brunt of the financial hit.



    Basically, 2020 was a horrible year for blacks and Hispanics but not vital whites men.

    Replies: @Lot

  32. In an age of COVID charts there’s nothing more comforting than curling up with a big stack of violent-crime stats.

    Meanwhile things must be just dandy in NY because the NYPD has time to go all the way to California to question the young woman involved in that racially fraught smartphone scuffle.

    • LOL: black sea
  33. OT for later:

    Sweden to be invaded by Russia soon (as announced at regular intervals)

    Why would Russia invade Sweden?

    0) They are righteous pricks that, moreover, tax alcohol to high heaven. Get them!
    1) They declare of themselves that they have no proper culture, no proper history and are basically indebted to immigrant POCs who will save them from their self-imposed concentration camp inmate outlook. Put them out of their misery!
    2) Nobody wants to have Arabia North full of veiled women and circulating technicals as Muezzins call for Jihad on his front door in 2 generations or so. Better be quick about this.

  34. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT again - further to my comment of yesterday, Drs Wodarg (a name straight out of Tolkein) and Yeadon are petitioning the European Medicines Agency to suspend pretty much all Covid vaccine testing/rollout until more tests, including animal tests, are carried out.

    https://www.scribd.com/document/487135032/Wodarg-Yeadon-EMA-Petition-Pfizer-Trial-FINAL-01DEC2020-en-Unsigned-With-Exhibits

    Key paras from an uninformed perspective

    IX. There are some concerning issues with the trial designs, spelled out by Dr. Peter Doshi in the British Medical Journal. Dr. Doshi focuses on the two biggest issues. First, none of the leading vaccine candidate trials is designed to test if the vaccine can reduce severe COVID-19 symptoms, defined as: hospital admissions, ICU or death. And, second, the trials are not designed to test if the vaccine can interrupt transmission (https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/371/bmj.m4037.full.pdf). If neither of these conditions is met, the vaccine in essence performs like a therapeutic drug, except a vaccine would be taken prophylactically, even by the perfectly healthy, and more than likely carries a higher risk of injury than a therapeutic drug. If this were to be true, then therapeutic drugs would be superior to any COVID vaccine.

    X. In the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine candidate, polyethylene glycol (PEG) is found in the fatty lipid nanoparticle coating around the mRNA. Seventy percent of people make antibodies to PEG and most do not know it, creating a concerning situation where many could have allergic, potentially deadly, reactions to a PEG-containing vaccine. PEG antibodies may also reduce vaccine effectiveness. Pfizer/BioNTech is also inserting an ingredient derived from a marine invertebrate, mNeonGreen, into its vaccine. The ingredient has bioluminescent qualities, making it attractive for medical imaging purposes, but it is unclear why an injected vaccine would need to have that quality. mNeonGreen has unknown antigenicity.

    XI. Several vaccine candidates are expected to induce the formation of humoral antibodies against spike proteins of SARS-CoV-2. Syncytin-1 (see Gallaher, B., “Response to nCoV2019 Against Backdrop of Endogenous Retroviruses” - http://virological.org/t/response-to-ncov2019- against-backdrop-of-endogenous-retroviruses/396), which is derived from human endogenous retroviruses (HERV) and is responsible for the development of a placenta in mammals and humans and is therefore an essential prerequisite for a successful pregnancy, is also found in homologous form in the spike proteins of SARS viruses. There is no indication whether antibodies against spike proteins of SARS viruses would also act like anti-Syncytin-1 antibodies. However, if this were to be the case this would then also prevent the formation of a placenta which would result in vaccinated women essentially becoming infertile. To my knowledge, Pfizer/BioNTech has yet to release any samples of written materials provided to patients, so it is unclear what, if any, information regarding (potential) fertility-specific risks caused by antibodies is included. According to section 10.4.2 of the Pfizer/BioNTech trial protocol, a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP) is eligible to participate if she is not pregnant or breastfeeding, and is using an acceptable contraceptive method as described in the trial protocol during the intervention period (for a minimum of 28 days after the last dose of study intervention). This means that it could take a relatively long time before a noticeable number of cases of postvaccination infertility could be observed.

     

    Management Summary of para XI – “the covid protein spike against which vaccines are targeted is very similar to Syncytin-1, which plays a key role in very early pregnancy and placental development“.

    Not trying to create a panic here, but Knowledge Is Good, as Steve has so often pointed out.

    My immediate thought is that if there is a fertility risk, would Israel be vaccinating all their medical staff, of whom I assume a reasonable portion are young, high-IQ and female? Indeed they seem almost over-enthusiastic.

    https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/coronavirus/1608651064-israel-medical-staff-member-receives-undiluted-vial-of-covid-19-vaccine

    My second thought is that if there is a fertility risk from producing antibodies to the covid protein spike, surely the risk will be there even without a vaccine, as young fertile women who get covid will presumably produce antibodies?

    My third thought is that if you wanted to make a fertility-depressing biological weapon, something like this would be just the ticket. Is that why China reacted so strongly in Jan/Feb/March?

    And my final thought is that (ignoring thought #2) it would be really ironic, worthy of a John Wyndham apocalyptic novel, if in order to save grandpa we sterilised his grandchildren.

    Replies: @El Dato, @utu, @Kyle

    Why is the early 21st century so interesting?

    And we haven’t even invented real biotech, real AI and/or self-replicating machine swarms, even!

    From the end of J.G. Ballard’s “Answers to a Questionnaire”

    [MORE]

    61) He stated that synthetic DNA introduced into the human germ plasm would arrest the process of ageing and extend human life almost indefinitely.
    62) Perhaps 1 million years.
    63) He announced that Princess Diana was immortal.
    64) Astonishment/disbelief.
    65) He advised the audience to invest heavily in leisure industries.
    66) The value of the pound sterling rose to $8.75.
    67) American TV networks, Time Magazine, Newsweek.
    68) The Second Coming.
    69) He expressed strong disappointment at the negative attitude of the Third World.
    70) The Kremlin.
    71) He wanted me to become the warhead of a cruise missile.
    72) My growing disenchantment.
    73) Sexual malaise.
    74) He complained that I was spending too much time at Richmond Ice Rink.
    75) The Royal Proclamation.
    76) The pound sterling rose to $75.50.
    77) Prince Andrew. Repeatedly.
    78) Injection into the testicles.
    79) The side-effects were permanent impotence and sterility. However, as immortality was ensured,no further offspring would be needed and the procreative urge would atrophy.
    80) I seriously considered a sex-change operation.
    81) Government White Paper on Immortality.
    82) Compulsory injection into the testicles of the entire male population over eleven years.
    83) Smith & Wesson short-barrel thirty-eight.
    84) Entirely my own idea.
    85) Many hours at Richmond Ice Rink trying unsuccessfully to erase the patterns of DNA.
    86) Westminster Hall.
    87) Premeditated. I questioned his real motives.
    88) Assassination.
    89) I was neither paid nor incited by agents of a foreign power.
    90) Despair. I wish to go back to my cubicle at London Airport.
    91) Between Princess Diana and the Governor of Nevada.
    92) At the climax of Thus Spake Zarathustra.
    93) Seven feet.
    94) Three shots.
    95) Blood Group O.
    96) I did not wish to spend the rest of eternity in my own company.
    97) I was visited in the death cell by the special envoy of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
    98) That I had killed the Son of God.
    99) He walked with a slight limp. He told me that, as a condemned prisoner, I alone had been spared the sterilising injections, and that the restoration of the national birthrate was now my sole duty.
    100) Yes.

  35. @Steve Sailer
    @CCZ

    There are a number of fairly famous cities like Trenton with high murder rates that don't make the top 200 in the country, in part because of population declines due to high murder rates. For example, Hartford is no longer in the top 200 cities in the country.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Joeygee, @Jack D

    Hartford’s pop incredibly has dropped from 177,000 in 1950 to barely 120,000 now. Even pre-Covid the downtown was taking on a deserted neutron-bomb feeling. I guess there’s plenty of mayhem out in the hoods but good luck downtown even finding two people to diss each other.

  36. Why blame BLM? Why not blame the failed multidecade war not to mention other huge military projects like F-35. Normalizing mask wearing also aided in the rioting. Throwing huge numbers of people out of work to fight Covid.

    • Agree: Travis
  37. @Steve Sailer
    @CCZ

    There are a number of fairly famous cities like Trenton with high murder rates that don't make the top 200 in the country, in part because of population declines due to high murder rates. For example, Hartford is no longer in the top 200 cities in the country.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Joeygee, @Jack D

    I Live in East Hartford…..a once thriving community with great schools. Great jobs at Pratt & Whitney. Hartford vouchered the shit out to us and neighboring Manchester. More freebies…. Higher taxes, higher crime. Pratt is a shell of it’s former self here. DIEversity for you!

  38. Meanwhile RIP to one of the deans of fictional murder — writer and co-creator William Link of Columbo fame, as well as Mannix and Murder She Wrote. Ah yes, the good old days when people painstakingly murdered each other for some logical reason like greed or lust.

    https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2020-12-29/columbo-murder-she-wrote-co-creator-william-link-dies

    A Columbo fan on radio is saying that the series was originally planned as a play but instead made a splash as a TV movie of the week.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Known Fact

    On You Tube, you can find an Archive of America interview with William Link. I found it pretty interesting.

    A sample:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9w26-OAC_A

    Replies: @Known Fact

  39. @Peter Akuleyev
    @Redneck farmer

    media encouragement of blacks to be angry

    "Media encouragement". Come on, it's not 1985. As if blacks are reading the New York Times, watching MSNBC and then going out rioting. Too much analysis in right-wing circles pretends we still live in a world where CBS News and op-ed pages dictate the agenda.

    Left-wing activism and violence is driven by social media not the MSM. There is a strong lefty network of YouTubers, podcasters, Instagram influencers, TikTokers, etc. just as there is on the right. The MSM is increasingly irrelevant.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @John Johnson, @Jack D, @Anon

    Social Media is a subset of the MSM!

    • Agree: botazefa
    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Dan Hayes

    They feed off each other.

    MSM spews some emotive bollocks only tenuously connected to reality.

    Some bedwetters on Twitter get triggered and Tweet up a frenzy.

    MSM reports whats happening on Twitter as if it were something that happened spontaneously and tells us "This is what Twitter thinks".

  40. @JohnnyWalker123
    CNN just declared Warnock the winner in his Senate race.

    Prediction markets say there's ~96% chance that the Democrats will control the Senate.

    https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/4366/Which-party-will-control-the-Senate-after-2020-election

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Hypnotoad666, @Simon Pickler, @AndrewR, @SunBakedSuburb, @Hypnotoad666

    Wrong thread

  41. By historical standards, how big would a 38 percent increase in murders in one year be?

    It’s huge.

    Nobody cares about history or facts who makes policy. Time to move to someplace with as few negroes as possible. Salt Lake City &c. set to boom. If you are a house salesman in Topeka KS you are one happy camper in 2021. Is there a convenient scatter plot with all the violence statistics cross-plotted with the percentage of negroes in the census statistics? I do not care if it’s whitey’s fault on the tv news and what not. The thing I care about is moving away from negroes.

  42. while more blacks are being killed by blacks, more whites are dying from drugs and deaths of despair. we should expect deaths of despair to increase further in 2021 as the war on whites continues.

    2020 deaths
    Homicide~18,000
    Suicides ~ 45,000
    —Drugs ~ 81,000

    Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19 according to the CDC
    https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p1218-overdose-deaths-covid-19.html Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  43. These numbers are still amazingly low, given the historical precedents set back in the early 1990s. See this article from the early 1990s:

    https://apnews.com/article/a1b8a394931f8033249fd2f31f9ec951

    In Milwaukee, police also said about 75 percent of the year’s homicide victims were black males, many of them victims of violence involving street gangs, drugs, sidewalk holdups and thefts of fashionable clothing. Thirteen of last year’s record 168 homicides were attributed to confessed killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

    Among the nation’s 10 largest cities, records fell in San Diego, Dallas and Phoenix. San Diego’s 179 homicides broke a record of 163 set in 1988. The 501 in Dallas was up from a record 444 in 1990. And Phoenix’s 150 broke the record 142 set in 1990.

    New York City, Chicago and San Antonio all recorded their second-highest homicide totals. New York’s approximately 2,200 homicides still gave it by far the highest total of any city. Chicago reached 924 with the New Year’s Eve shooting of a South Side security guard. Houston had 671 homicides; San Antonio, 211.

    So while Dallas had 251 murders this year… Almost 30 years ago they were breaking the 500 barrier. And that was with over 1 million fewer people!

    San Antonio had 124 murders in 2020… Back then it was 211.

    San Diego has 44 murders…. But 30 years ago it was 179.

    Chicago had almost 200 murders more back in the ’90s, New York had almost 2,000 more (LMFAO)

    Milwaukee does seem to be considerably worse, as it has seen a decline in population since the early 1990s, although the black population has grown by more than 10%.

    So while there was a murder increase in 2020, it’s still well below the norms of the early 1990s. This country has become very meek and placid over the last 30 years. Seems when you decrease the number of whites and blacks you get a less violent society. R.I.P Jeff Dahmer (all-time Milwaukee champion)

    • Thanks: Morton's toes
    • Replies: @Jay Fink
    @JohnPlywood

    Fresno is an exception. It has a very high Hispanic population and it had one of the largest increases in murder rate over the past year.

  44. At Taki’s, Sailer sensibly wrote, “My guess is that when the FBI releases its Uniform Crime Reporting numbers next fall, we will see that the black share of known murder offenders will have grown above even 2019’s 55.9 percent.”

    However, ic1000’s prediction is that the Harris/Biden Administration’s FBI has already lined up an effective and inexpensive solution to the continued rise in the black share of known murder offenders. The problem isn’t the excessive number of corpses, it’s the excessive compilation of hate statistics.

    • Agree: Ghost of Bull Moose
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @ic1000

    However, ic1000’s prediction is that the Harris/Biden Administration’s FBI has already lined up an effective and inexpensive solution to the continued rise in the black share of known murder offenders. The problem isn’t the excessive number of corpses, it’s the excessive compilation of hate statistics

    The Swedish solution to unwanted racial statistics was to stop collecting them and then imprison anyone that talks about them.

    That isn't an exaggeration. You can actually be put in jail for talking about how Arabs there commit most of the rapes.

    There are probably Swedish government agents even reading this post.

    Heck of a country guys. Went from fearless Vikings to putting people in jail for discussing the reality of immigrant crime.

    They don't have free speech rights so a judge can just lock you up if he feels like you are a threat to racial harmony. Liberals here can only dream of such arbitrary left-wing power.

  45. @Peter Akuleyev
    @Redneck farmer

    media encouragement of blacks to be angry

    "Media encouragement". Come on, it's not 1985. As if blacks are reading the New York Times, watching MSNBC and then going out rioting. Too much analysis in right-wing circles pretends we still live in a world where CBS News and op-ed pages dictate the agenda.

    Left-wing activism and violence is driven by social media not the MSM. There is a strong lefty network of YouTubers, podcasters, Instagram influencers, TikTokers, etc. just as there is on the right. The MSM is increasingly irrelevant.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @John Johnson, @Jack D, @Anon

    “Media encouragement”. Come on, it’s not 1985. As if blacks are reading the New York Times, watching MSNBC and then going out rioting. Too much analysis in right-wing circles pretends we still live in a world where CBS News and op-ed pages dictate the agenda.

    The MSM covers some police shooting without any serious analysis and Blacks get angry over the skewed coverage. Has been happening about every month. What country are you in?

    “Blacks are an emotional people”

    – Black talk show host Tavis Smiley on why his Black audience couldn’t be expected to contain themselves.

    Left-wing activism and violence is driven by social media not the MSM. There is a strong lefty network of YouTubers, podcasters, Instagram influencers, TikTokers, etc. just as there is on the right. The MSM is increasingly irrelevant.

    Driven by social media but endorsed by the MSM.

    Do these journalists ever sit these antifa dorks down and ask them serious questions about politics?

    Of course not. They are “mostly peaceful protestors” that get free coverage and without those annoying questions about policy.

  46. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT again - further to my comment of yesterday, Drs Wodarg (a name straight out of Tolkein) and Yeadon are petitioning the European Medicines Agency to suspend pretty much all Covid vaccine testing/rollout until more tests, including animal tests, are carried out.

    https://www.scribd.com/document/487135032/Wodarg-Yeadon-EMA-Petition-Pfizer-Trial-FINAL-01DEC2020-en-Unsigned-With-Exhibits

    Key paras from an uninformed perspective

    IX. There are some concerning issues with the trial designs, spelled out by Dr. Peter Doshi in the British Medical Journal. Dr. Doshi focuses on the two biggest issues. First, none of the leading vaccine candidate trials is designed to test if the vaccine can reduce severe COVID-19 symptoms, defined as: hospital admissions, ICU or death. And, second, the trials are not designed to test if the vaccine can interrupt transmission (https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/371/bmj.m4037.full.pdf). If neither of these conditions is met, the vaccine in essence performs like a therapeutic drug, except a vaccine would be taken prophylactically, even by the perfectly healthy, and more than likely carries a higher risk of injury than a therapeutic drug. If this were to be true, then therapeutic drugs would be superior to any COVID vaccine.

    X. In the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine candidate, polyethylene glycol (PEG) is found in the fatty lipid nanoparticle coating around the mRNA. Seventy percent of people make antibodies to PEG and most do not know it, creating a concerning situation where many could have allergic, potentially deadly, reactions to a PEG-containing vaccine. PEG antibodies may also reduce vaccine effectiveness. Pfizer/BioNTech is also inserting an ingredient derived from a marine invertebrate, mNeonGreen, into its vaccine. The ingredient has bioluminescent qualities, making it attractive for medical imaging purposes, but it is unclear why an injected vaccine would need to have that quality. mNeonGreen has unknown antigenicity.

    XI. Several vaccine candidates are expected to induce the formation of humoral antibodies against spike proteins of SARS-CoV-2. Syncytin-1 (see Gallaher, B., “Response to nCoV2019 Against Backdrop of Endogenous Retroviruses” - http://virological.org/t/response-to-ncov2019- against-backdrop-of-endogenous-retroviruses/396), which is derived from human endogenous retroviruses (HERV) and is responsible for the development of a placenta in mammals and humans and is therefore an essential prerequisite for a successful pregnancy, is also found in homologous form in the spike proteins of SARS viruses. There is no indication whether antibodies against spike proteins of SARS viruses would also act like anti-Syncytin-1 antibodies. However, if this were to be the case this would then also prevent the formation of a placenta which would result in vaccinated women essentially becoming infertile. To my knowledge, Pfizer/BioNTech has yet to release any samples of written materials provided to patients, so it is unclear what, if any, information regarding (potential) fertility-specific risks caused by antibodies is included. According to section 10.4.2 of the Pfizer/BioNTech trial protocol, a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP) is eligible to participate if she is not pregnant or breastfeeding, and is using an acceptable contraceptive method as described in the trial protocol during the intervention period (for a minimum of 28 days after the last dose of study intervention). This means that it could take a relatively long time before a noticeable number of cases of postvaccination infertility could be observed.

     

    Management Summary of para XI – “the covid protein spike against which vaccines are targeted is very similar to Syncytin-1, which plays a key role in very early pregnancy and placental development“.

    Not trying to create a panic here, but Knowledge Is Good, as Steve has so often pointed out.

    My immediate thought is that if there is a fertility risk, would Israel be vaccinating all their medical staff, of whom I assume a reasonable portion are young, high-IQ and female? Indeed they seem almost over-enthusiastic.

    https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/coronavirus/1608651064-israel-medical-staff-member-receives-undiluted-vial-of-covid-19-vaccine

    My second thought is that if there is a fertility risk from producing antibodies to the covid protein spike, surely the risk will be there even without a vaccine, as young fertile women who get covid will presumably produce antibodies?

    My third thought is that if you wanted to make a fertility-depressing biological weapon, something like this would be just the ticket. Is that why China reacted so strongly in Jan/Feb/March?

    And my final thought is that (ignoring thought #2) it would be really ironic, worthy of a John Wyndham apocalyptic novel, if in order to save grandpa we sterilised his grandchildren.

    Replies: @El Dato, @utu, @Kyle

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Wodarg
    Wodarg gained notoriety during public discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic when he argued that SARS-CoV-2 was only one of many similar viruses which usually go undetected as part of an ordinary seasonal period of respiratory infections, and that the worldwide activities to stop the pandemic were “hype” caused by the selective perception of researchers.[5]

    His comments on the COVID-19 pandemic drew criticism from German scientists and some German media outlets. According to the critics, Wodarg’s claims largely contradicted the verifiable facts; some of his statements were neither verifiable nor falsifiable; and because the facts Wodarg presented had nothing to do with each other, his statements had proved to be misleading.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

    Wodarg, together with Dr. Michael Yeadon, a former vice-president and chief scientist of Pfizer Inc. pharmaceuticals, has claimed that the COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility. Commenting on these claims, David Gorski wrote “The sad thing is that this not-so-dynamic duo is stoking real fear that the new COVID-19 vaccines will make women infertile and is doing it based on speculative nonsense.”.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @utu

    "Wodarg, together with Dr. Michael Yeadon, a former vice-president and chief scientist of Pfizer Inc. pharmaceuticals, has claimed that the COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility."


    As usual with anything politically contentious, Wikipedia is lying. You can see what they say above.

    I quote:

    "There is no indication whether antibodies against spike proteins of SARS viruses would also act like anti-Syncytin-1 antibodies. However, if this were to be the case this would then also prevent the formation of a placenta which would result in vaccinated women essentially becoming infertile."

    He's suggesting that we test for this asap and presumably especially before vaccinating medical staff in their fertile years. Don't know about the States, but in the UK more than half of med school admission is female, and also pretty bright because the entrance criteria are so high. Nursing is also mostly female. Sterilising them all would be a pretty dysgenic move and I imagine the girls wouldn't be too pleased .

    Replies: @utu

  47. @Simon Pickler
    @JohnnyWalker123

    That tells you something right there

    The truth is that if the murder rate is up it is because of white men and right wing terrorists like the proud boys but I repeat myself

    The cause of violence is white supremacy and Christian extremism

    Most People of Color agree with the above assessment

    Read Adam Serwer he points out conservative hypocrisy and the need for holding white people accountable for there crimes against humanity

    Replies: @black sea, @TWS, @fish

    Whatever happened to white women love the black Johnson? You miss that and you’re no real duck

  48. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/ryan-ori/ct-biz-macys-closing-water-tower-place-ryan-ori-20210105-edfx2zozhza2rpwxwr4q46qgbu-story.html

    Macy’s closing Water Tower Place flagship store on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

    By Ryan Ori
    Chicago Tribune
    JAN 05, 2021

    …Waves of business closures have followed a virtual shutdown of Chicago’s downtown economy in March because of the public health crisis, as well as multiple incidents of property damage and looting on the Mag Mile and other areas of the city after George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in May.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/ryan-ori/ct-biz-gap-closing-mag-mile-store-ryan-ori-20201208-fbemtzsydzfpxnu5qxxhwtly7y-story.html

    Gap closing three-story flagship on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

    By Ryan Ori
    Chicago Tribune
    DEC 08, 2020

    …North Michigan Avenue and other primary retail corridors also have withstood multiple waves of property damage and thefts that followed the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May.

    Major cities are in a bad way. There will be no re-regentrification. They’re not coming back. Major cities will soon be facing a clusterfuck of catastrophic confluences. Major cities are now paying cops and firefighters for significantly more years of retirement than years of actual employment. This makes solvency of their pension systems a mathematical impossibility. There is no way out of this meltdown. The wealthy are fleeing with their money. Abandon all hope ye who enter.

  49. @black sea
    @Simon Pickler

    Didn't you leave out the part about how it feels to know that white women prefer Men of Color?

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Lot

    Didn’t you leave out the part about how it feels to know that white women prefer Men of Color?

    We would probably have fewer problems if that were actually true.

    The cities are filled with bitter White women that aren’t attracted to the liberal man-children they hang around but they don’t go out with Blacks or Hispanics either.

    Instead they go home to their cat and blame Trump for their problems.

    Oh but they love diversity cause they got tickets to Hamilton last year.

    Liberal White women are all waiting for Atticus Finch to ask them out.

    • Agree: SimpleSong
    • Replies: @SimpleSong
    @John Johnson

    Sadly, Atticus Finches are hard to come by these days. When women were admitted to professional schools en masse, they didn't double the number of seats in law school, or the number of associate positions, so it got a bit harder for the young Mr. Finches of the world to get their start. Some more lost their law school slots to affirmative action cases, and they also got squeezed on the merit side by Asians. So no, not many Atticus Finches around to marry anymore, although I know a few, but they married Chinese girls, not white liberals (like they would have a generation ago.)

  50. @JohnnyWalker123
    CNN just declared Warnock the winner in his Senate race.

    Prediction markets say there's ~96% chance that the Democrats will control the Senate.

    https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/4366/Which-party-will-control-the-Senate-after-2020-election

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Hypnotoad666, @Simon Pickler, @AndrewR, @SunBakedSuburb, @Hypnotoad666

    Mitch McConnell said $2,000 stimulus payments to people out of work due to government action was “socialism for the rich.” Which is odd because I thought the bulk of Mitch McConnell’s political career was devoted to transferring the wealth of middle and upper middle class Americans to the elites at the DC feeding trough. If placing a tiresome angry negro and a creepy little Zionist in the Senate removes McConnell from his leadership position then I’m all for it. I will miss Mitch’s entertaining face.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @SunBakedSuburb

    If they had cut those $2000 checks back in September, Trump would've won and they would've held the Senate.

    The reality is that "socialism" (whatever the hell that means) works just fine in Canada and Western Europe.

    What doesn't work is giving trillions of dollars to defense contractors, which (for some reason) isn't "socialism." That'll drive you bankrupt. Especially if you compound that with tax cuts.

  51. The people who read this think it points to a liberal failure. High murder rates are a political success for the dems, they now control all three branches of government.

  52. @Redneck farmer
    Oddly, NPR didn't mention the media encouragement of blacks to be angry as a reason for the murder increase.

    Replies: @Peter Akuleyev, @AceDeuce, @SunBakedSuburb

    “blacks to be angry”

    Spending nine months in the womb of a black woman would make anybody angry. Including black Jesus.

  53. Anonymous[843] • Disclaimer says:

    The reason all the murders is simple. Gun law loopholes.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/5/22215721/gun-violence-illinois-legislature-bio-bill-editorial

    Year of surging gun violence adds to urgent need to plug loopholes in Illinois gun laws

    Last year, Chicago police seized 11,280 illegal guns and made 7,236 gun arrests. Under current laws, it’s too easy for criminals to acquire new illegal guns to replace those police confiscated.

    By CST Editorial Board Jan 5, 2021

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @Anonymous


    Under current laws, it’s too easy for criminals to acquire new illegal guns
     
    This doesn't make any sense. How do they acquire and use "illegal guns" while in prison? Oh wait a second...
    , @Jack D
    @Anonymous


    Last year, Chicago police seized 11,280 illegal guns and made 7,236 gun arrests. Under current laws, it’s too easy for criminals to acquire new illegal guns to replace those police confiscated.
     
    If the guns that criminals acquiring are ALREADY illegal, how is passing new gun laws going to help? Will the guns that criminals acquire be DOUBLE ILLEGAL under the new laws? These laws do nothing to keep guns out of hand of criminals, who by definition don't care if what they do is illegal. All these laws do is increase bureaucracy, trip up innocents and increase the power of Big Brother.

    The BIO bill would require point-of-sale background checks for all gun sales, including by private sellers. It would require applicants for Firearm Owners Identification cards to submit fingerprints.
     
    You're too old to hunt and you sold your shotgun to your neighbor? Go to jail. The FBI doesn't have your fingerprints yet? Now they do. Etc.

    Sure you have a Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, but we can put REASONABLE CONDITIONS on it, capice?
    , @Joe Stalin
    @Anonymous


    By CST Editorial Board Jan 5, 2021
     
    Just who owns The Chicago Sun-Times?

    The newspaper discloses its owners each year in its print editions as part of a “statement of ownership, management and circulation.” Key owners are:

    STIH LLC, including Michael Sacks and W. Rockwell Wirtz
    LCG Newshound LLC, including Leonard C. Goodman
    International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150
    Labor/Management Union Carpentry Corporation Promotion Fund
    Construction and General Laborers’ District Council of Chicago and Vicinity

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/pages/owners
     
    So basically, a bunch of UNIONS and rich people want your guns.
  54. @J.Ross
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Oh yeah, we really need to get behind him, because the Democrats aren't going to do whatever they want anyway if there are people behind Manchin who aren't even his constituents.
    The one good thing is that the Democrats are drunk on triumph. They will make a huge mistake. We have nothing to do but wait and watch for that and then exploit it.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    Give up the filibuster and see how that works for you.

  55. @Hockamaw
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Imagine giving a shit about politics in January 2021. Wake up boomer - it’s all over now. Best we can hope to get out of the United States is some laughs before the whole thing completely and irreversibly implodes.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    See how well it works for you when you got 20+ million illegals getting green cards.

    Filibuster is all that stands in the way of oblivion.

    • Replies: @fish
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Both sides want it so it’s going to happen. Population 425 million by 2030.

    Think what those numbers will do for the bottom line.

  56. @Simon Pickler
    @JohnnyWalker123

    That tells you something right there

    The truth is that if the murder rate is up it is because of white men and right wing terrorists like the proud boys but I repeat myself

    The cause of violence is white supremacy and Christian extremism

    Most People of Color agree with the above assessment

    Read Adam Serwer he points out conservative hypocrisy and the need for holding white people accountable for there crimes against humanity

    Replies: @black sea, @TWS, @fish

    Oh looks…..it be Tiny Pickler ….wit his Tinys Pickle.

  57. @JohnnyWalker123
    @Hockamaw

    See how well it works for you when you got 20+ million illegals getting green cards.

    Filibuster is all that stands in the way of oblivion.

    Replies: @fish

    Both sides want it so it’s going to happen. Population 425 million by 2030.

    Think what those numbers will do for the bottom line.

  58. Goldman Sachs runs the UK too apparently.

  59. I wonder what a scatter plot of murder rate vs. black population % would look like? I would bet that there would be a pretty clear regression line. What is the cause of the scatter? Would there be any cities that are clear outliers in terms of over/under the predicted amount of murder for a certain level of blackness?

    • Replies: @Morton's toes
    @Jack D

    I googled around and then realized I should just do my own which took about 15 minutes. The most laborious part was looking up all 50 (46) negro %'s. It is an interesting plot. If you use percentage versus murders per 100 000 for the units it is damn near perfect linear X = Y. Not quite. Zero negroes isn't zero murders. More like 2 per 100 000. Also it droops at the high end so you really need a curve if your scale is perfectly linear. Detroit is 83% negro and the murders are only 48.7 per 100 000. And the scatter is not that narrow. Apparently the negroes in Virginia Beach and Charlotte and Jacksonville (and New York and Boston) are peaceful on a statistical basis. But there is like no doubt about about it. More negroes is more murder though if you can find a plot like this with a google image search you are more clever than I.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Known Fact

  60. Canadian provincial numbers for 2020 are out here:

  61. @Peter Akuleyev
    @Redneck farmer

    media encouragement of blacks to be angry

    "Media encouragement". Come on, it's not 1985. As if blacks are reading the New York Times, watching MSNBC and then going out rioting. Too much analysis in right-wing circles pretends we still live in a world where CBS News and op-ed pages dictate the agenda.

    Left-wing activism and violence is driven by social media not the MSM. There is a strong lefty network of YouTubers, podcasters, Instagram influencers, TikTokers, etc. just as there is on the right. The MSM is increasingly irrelevant.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @John Johnson, @Jack D, @Anon

    There is a strong lefty network of YouTubers, podcasters, Instagram influencers, TikTokers, etc

    Blacks don’t care about podcasts either. However, there are apparently “influencers” that will put something like “let’s all go to such and such mall and loot it right now” (I’m not clear which platform they use) and sure enough several hundred blacks show up all at once and try to storm the doors. It’s very effective because they can overwhelm all but the best prepared police forces by sheer numbers.

    • Replies: @botazefa
    @Jack D


    Blacks don’t care about podcasts either. However, there are apparently “influencers” that will put something like “let’s all go to such and such mall and loot it right now” (I’m not clear which platform they use) and sure enough several hundred blacks show up all at once and try to storm the doors. It’s very effective because they can overwhelm all but the best prepared police forces by sheer numbers.
     
    Apparently Trump is a pretty good influencer. His posse is currently looting the US Capitol building, halting the electoral debate. Brett Beir is all verklempt about it on Fox News.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Bill Jones
    @Jack D


    It’s very effective because they can overwhelm all but the best prepared police forces by sheer numbers.
     
    Only because they are not authorized to shoot. It could be ended in a day.
  62. @ic1000
    At Taki's, Sailer sensibly wrote, "My guess is that when the FBI releases its Uniform Crime Reporting numbers next fall, we will see that the black share of known murder offenders will have grown above even 2019’s 55.9 percent."

    However, ic1000's prediction is that the Harris/Biden Administration's FBI has already lined up an effective and inexpensive solution to the continued rise in the black share of known murder offenders. The problem isn't the excessive number of corpses, it's the excessive compilation of hate statistics.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    However, ic1000’s prediction is that the Harris/Biden Administration’s FBI has already lined up an effective and inexpensive solution to the continued rise in the black share of known murder offenders. The problem isn’t the excessive number of corpses, it’s the excessive compilation of hate statistics

    The Swedish solution to unwanted racial statistics was to stop collecting them and then imprison anyone that talks about them.

    That isn’t an exaggeration. You can actually be put in jail for talking about how Arabs there commit most of the rapes.

    There are probably Swedish government agents even reading this post.

    Heck of a country guys. Went from fearless Vikings to putting people in jail for discussing the reality of immigrant crime.

    They don’t have free speech rights so a judge can just lock you up if he feels like you are a threat to racial harmony. Liberals here can only dream of such arbitrary left-wing power.

  63. @Hypnotoad666
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Remind me again, why would anyone at this point expect a fair election in Georgia for Republicans?

    Anyone who still thinks: "Gee, this is America, if there were a problem, I would have heard about it in the media," better wake the F*ck up."

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    I don’t disagree with you. I’m just pointing out the likely outcome, not asserting that any of this is fair in any way.

  64. @Peter Akuleyev
    @guest007

    Moreover, the crime spree has mostly deprived America of violent young black men whereas COVID is increasingly killing off vital white men who could have contributed to society (Dick Hinch, Roy Edwards, Luke Letlow, etc.). A conservative politician who wants suburban votes would be an idiot to bang on about crime when COVID is a disaster. Steve's carnage rhetoric worked against Obama, but it is tone deaf at the moment.

    Replies: @Jack D, @JohnPlywood

    COVID is increasingly killing off vital white men

    Look Covid is very bad but TBH, the number of white men in their most productive years who it is killing is very low. Sure there are a few high profile examples of white men who have died but statistically Covid is killing mostly white elderly and somewhat younger obese blacks and Latinos. In my county of over 800,000 people, there have been around 1,000 deaths attributed to Covid and of those fewer than 50 were under age 60 and 0 were under age 34. Covid is an old people killer first and foremost.

    In my (remote) family, Covid finally took someone whom I knew. He was my wife’s 2nd cousin and he had just celebrated his 100th birthday. He had once been quite a guy – classic rags to riches story, WWII combat vet, etc. but the last time I saw him (on Zoom) it was clear that he was declining somewhat mentally and physically (of course most of us don’t make it 100 alive at all so he was doing better than most). He got it from his (black) caretaker.

    My MIL just barely escaped the same fate when her caretaker got infected. The caretaker (70) survived and went home for a while but she was having trouble breathing and is back in the hospital again – the covid must have damaged her lungs. You really can’t depend on non-whites to isolate themselves and not infect you although my MIL got lucky. My wife is acting as her mother’s caretaker (she is in pretty good shape for 98 and needs only moderate assistance a few hours/day) until she can get vaccinated. When the promised land of vaccine immunity is in sight as it is now, it would be a pity to lose her over a matter of weeks. Meanwhile I want to strangle our man in a dress Commissar of Health.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @ic1000
    @Jack D

    > statistically Covid is killing mostly white elderly and somewhat younger obese blacks and Latinos. In my county of over 800,000 people, there have been around 1,000 deaths attributed to Covid and of those fewer than 50 were under age 60 and 0 were under age 34. Covid is an old people killer first and foremost.

    OT, but in most developed countries with more-or-less stable populations, somewhat under 1% of people die each year -- maybe 0.9%. Using that heuristic, one would expect to see about 7,000 annual deaths in your county of 800,000. In which case Covid-19 boosted the 2020 death rate by about (1,000/7,000) = 14%.

    That's bad, a lot worse than the flu -- a 14% rise in murders or cancer or fatal accidents would be bad. It's not the Plague or the 1918 Influenza or the siege of Stalingrad. A country with functional elites could have protected the vulnerable without ripping the fabric of economic life.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Jack D

  65. @Peter Akuleyev
    @Redneck farmer

    media encouragement of blacks to be angry

    "Media encouragement". Come on, it's not 1985. As if blacks are reading the New York Times, watching MSNBC and then going out rioting. Too much analysis in right-wing circles pretends we still live in a world where CBS News and op-ed pages dictate the agenda.

    Left-wing activism and violence is driven by social media not the MSM. There is a strong lefty network of YouTubers, podcasters, Instagram influencers, TikTokers, etc. just as there is on the right. The MSM is increasingly irrelevant.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @John Johnson, @Jack D, @Anon

    When cops aren’t enforcing the law or making arrests, black criminals pay attention to that. Word passes fast along the street. The smartest criminals do pay attention.

  66. OT, but as I predicted: Joe Biden was waiting for the Senate runoffs to announce his Attorney General pick – Merrick Garland.

    Of the seven top positions in the Biden Administration, five will be held by Jews – Chief of Staff, Attorney General, Treasury, State, and Homeland Security. The other two – Vice President and Defense – will be held by one black and one half-black/half-Asian.

    Not one will be held by a white Christian.

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
  67. @El Dato
    OT for later.

    I hope this is preserved in a time capsule for analysis by aliens in the far future, like in that Spielberg movie.

    Faceshielded female Sandi Bachom, a Huffpo Journo with a power level of 70K twitter followers and apparently afflicted by Cluster B personality disorders performs Covid SS duty on a train, threatens fellow passenger, but is interrupted by Ashley St. Clair herself who happens to have a power level of 400K twitter followers. Confrontations and accusations of being a doxing MAGA Nazi Republican predictably follow.

    Covid rule-enforcing ‘Karens,’ including HuffPost journo, threaten train passengers for not wearing masks while... drinking coffee

    https://twitter.com/stclairashley/status/1346535433119924229

    Replies: @Wilkey

    This woman has a lot more self-control than I have.

    Some stranger once stuck a phone in my face recording me, for no apparent reason, and I ripped the camera out of his hands.

    Whenever I see people holding their phone up like they could be recording me I point my phone at them and press “record,” as well.

  68. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Some people are worried that if the Senate is split 50-50 (with Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote), the Democrats will kill the filibuster and push their destabilizing agenda. Fortunately, there's a bit of good news.

    Start watching the below video from 0:55-1:41. Senator Joe Manchin (a Democrat from West Virginia) has committed to NOT vote to end the filibuster.

    https://twitter.com/tonybalogna/status/1346701873043152896

    So that basically means that all of us need to get behind Senator Manchin and support his stance. Senator Manchin is the key to blocking the Biden agenda (most especially on immigration).

    Joe Manchin is our new favorite Senator.

    TLDR: Senator Manchin has committed to defend the filibuster. He is our own side (at least on this issue).

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Some Guy, @J.Ross, @Hockamaw, @Greta Handel, @Barnard

    Manchin ran a commercial in one of his campaigns where a shot a hole through the Affordable Care Act. When Trump tried to repeal part of it he voted to uphold the whole thing. Having Joe Manchin as the last line of defense against the crazy left is slightly worse than if Perdue had won. He might not let them pass a few of the crazy things they want to do, that’s it.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Barnard

    Yeah, but the ACA is a tricky bill. On the one hand, Republicans hate it. On the other hand, lots of working-class Republicans (especially in Appalachia) benefit from it.

    Taking away healthcare (Medicaid expansion and pre-existing conditions) from lots of your constituents isn't easy.

    So you have to give Manchin a pass on that.

    Manchin being the last line of defense isn't ideal, but he is a Conservative Democrat who has promised to keep the filibuster. The filibuster will be the key to fighting back on immigration.

    Though much of the Biden agenda will pass with a bipartisan 60-vote coalition.

    So definitely a bad situation, but still salvageable. Without Manchin, it'd be game over.

  69. @Peter Akuleyev
    @guest007

    Moreover, the crime spree has mostly deprived America of violent young black men whereas COVID is increasingly killing off vital white men who could have contributed to society (Dick Hinch, Roy Edwards, Luke Letlow, etc.). A conservative politician who wants suburban votes would be an idiot to bang on about crime when COVID is a disaster. Steve's carnage rhetoric worked against Obama, but it is tone deaf at the moment.

    Replies: @Jack D, @JohnPlywood

    Covid? Covid isn’t killing hardly any vital white men. It kills mostly older black, Hispanic and non-Hispanic white men, with a disproportionate effect on the former two groups. Blacks and Hispanics also took the brunt of the financial hit.

    Basically, 2020 was a horrible year for blacks and Hispanics but not vital whites men.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @JohnPlywood

    Black and white covid death rate is now about the same.

    Hispanics remain higher due to much higher infection rate, despite lower mortality per case.

    “ Covid isn’t killing hardly any vital white men. ”

    Yes. Ignore random anecdotes like that Congressman.

    Replies: @JohnPlywood

  70. @black sea
    @Simon Pickler

    Didn't you leave out the part about how it feels to know that white women prefer Men of Color?

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Lot

    Sorry white wimmin, Adam Serwer is a WOC man.

  71. @JohnPlywood
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Covid? Covid isn't killing hardly any vital white men. It kills mostly older black, Hispanic and non-Hispanic white men, with a disproportionate effect on the former two groups. Blacks and Hispanics also took the brunt of the financial hit.



    Basically, 2020 was a horrible year for blacks and Hispanics but not vital whites men.

    Replies: @Lot

    Black and white covid death rate is now about the same.

    Hispanics remain higher due to much higher infection rate, despite lower mortality per case.

    “ Covid isn’t killing hardly any vital white men. ”

    Yes. Ignore random anecdotes like that Congressman.

    • Replies: @JohnPlywood
    @Lot

    I wish you dummies had the cognitive flexibility to apply the same logic you use to interpret crime statiatics, to COVID.


    Blacks and Hispanics have way less +70 year olds than do white Americans. If their death rates are equal or worse, that spells DOOM for the blacks and Hispanics.


    Congressmen anecdotes? Congressmen haven't done shit for you people in decades. That congressman was a piece of useless fucking animal shit to you, every bit as much as a homeless man on the street.


    Fact remains, COVID was a way bigger burden on blacks, Hispanics and white women. White men? They actually benefitted!

  72. @SunBakedSuburb
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Mitch McConnell said $2,000 stimulus payments to people out of work due to government action was "socialism for the rich." Which is odd because I thought the bulk of Mitch McConnell's political career was devoted to transferring the wealth of middle and upper middle class Americans to the elites at the DC feeding trough. If placing a tiresome angry negro and a creepy little Zionist in the Senate removes McConnell from his leadership position then I'm all for it. I will miss Mitch's entertaining face.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    If they had cut those $2000 checks back in September, Trump would’ve won and they would’ve held the Senate.

    The reality is that “socialism” (whatever the hell that means) works just fine in Canada and Western Europe.

    What doesn’t work is giving trillions of dollars to defense contractors, which (for some reason) isn’t “socialism.” That’ll drive you bankrupt. Especially if you compound that with tax cuts.

  73. Meanwhile in Washington DC…

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Anonymous

    Is it time or what

    https://i.postimg.cc/bNf4SxLN/cookies-now.jpg

  74. @Jack D
    @Peter Akuleyev


    There is a strong lefty network of YouTubers, podcasters, Instagram influencers, TikTokers, etc
     
    Blacks don't care about podcasts either. However, there are apparently "influencers" that will put something like "let's all go to such and such mall and loot it right now" (I'm not clear which platform they use) and sure enough several hundred blacks show up all at once and try to storm the doors. It's very effective because they can overwhelm all but the best prepared police forces by sheer numbers.

    Replies: @botazefa, @Bill Jones

    Blacks don’t care about podcasts either. However, there are apparently “influencers” that will put something like “let’s all go to such and such mall and loot it right now” (I’m not clear which platform they use) and sure enough several hundred blacks show up all at once and try to storm the doors. It’s very effective because they can overwhelm all but the best prepared police forces by sheer numbers.

    Apparently Trump is a pretty good influencer. His posse is currently looting the US Capitol building, halting the electoral debate. Brett Beir is all verklempt about it on Fox News.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @botazefa

    Good. Two can play at the "mostly peaceful" protest game. DC has a million police forces - the Capitol Police and the DC Police and the Secret Service, etc. What do these folks do beside eating donuts?

    Replies: @fnn

  75. @Barnard
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Manchin ran a commercial in one of his campaigns where a shot a hole through the Affordable Care Act. When Trump tried to repeal part of it he voted to uphold the whole thing. Having Joe Manchin as the last line of defense against the crazy left is slightly worse than if Perdue had won. He might not let them pass a few of the crazy things they want to do, that's it.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    Yeah, but the ACA is a tricky bill. On the one hand, Republicans hate it. On the other hand, lots of working-class Republicans (especially in Appalachia) benefit from it.

    Taking away healthcare (Medicaid expansion and pre-existing conditions) from lots of your constituents isn’t easy.

    So you have to give Manchin a pass on that.

    Manchin being the last line of defense isn’t ideal, but he is a Conservative Democrat who has promised to keep the filibuster. The filibuster will be the key to fighting back on immigration.

    Though much of the Biden agenda will pass with a bipartisan 60-vote coalition.

    So definitely a bad situation, but still salvageable. Without Manchin, it’d be game over.

  76. I’m shocked that there is actual patriotism going on on TV right now.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @El Dato

    Watch: after years of tolerated rioting and surrendering police, after burning police stations and no bail, thus will spur Democrats to call for a new attitude toward law enforcement.

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @El Dato

    "Captain, your Stars and Stripes...and your MAGA hat."

    , @Anonymous
    @El Dato

    Doesn't it also seem bit like the usual gang of media-friendly vandals, though? Kinda par-for-the-course, by now?

    The lockdown-borne yen for stage-rushing knows no party

  77. @Steve Sailer
    @Russ

    St. Louis, which was the 4th biggest city in the US at the time of 1904 World's Fair now no longer makes the top 50 municipalities in population.

    But, I've got its murder count in my article, which you should read.

    Replies: @Russ, @AceDeuce

    But, I’ve got its murder count in my article, which you should read.

    Last I checked, STL was 20-25 in SMSA size rankings, even though the City size is now so small. Thus the conspicuousness of its absence (not that its inclusion/rank by city size rather than SMSA size undermines your point). Good Taki article on a horrid subject.

  78. @utu
    @YetAnotherAnon

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Wodarg
    Wodarg gained notoriety during public discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic when he argued that SARS-CoV-2 was only one of many similar viruses which usually go undetected as part of an ordinary seasonal period of respiratory infections, and that the worldwide activities to stop the pandemic were "hype" caused by the selective perception of researchers.[5]

    His comments on the COVID-19 pandemic drew criticism from German scientists and some German media outlets. According to the critics, Wodarg's claims largely contradicted the verifiable facts; some of his statements were neither verifiable nor falsifiable; and because the facts Wodarg presented had nothing to do with each other, his statements had proved to be misleading.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

    Wodarg, together with Dr. Michael Yeadon, a former vice-president and chief scientist of Pfizer Inc. pharmaceuticals, has claimed that the COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility. Commenting on these claims, David Gorski wrote "The sad thing is that this not-so-dynamic duo is stoking real fear that the new COVID-19 vaccines will make women infertile and is doing it based on speculative nonsense.".

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    “Wodarg, together with Dr. Michael Yeadon, a former vice-president and chief scientist of Pfizer Inc. pharmaceuticals, has claimed that the COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility.”

    As usual with anything politically contentious, Wikipedia is lying. You can see what they say above.

    I quote:

    There is no indication whether antibodies against spike proteins of SARS viruses would also act like anti-Syncytin-1 antibodies. However, if this were to be the case this would then also prevent the formation of a placenta which would result in vaccinated women essentially becoming infertile.”

    He’s suggesting that we test for this asap and presumably especially before vaccinating medical staff in their fertile years. Don’t know about the States, but in the UK more than half of med school admission is female, and also pretty bright because the entrance criteria are so high. Nursing is also mostly female. Sterilising them all would be a pretty dysgenic move and I imagine the girls wouldn’t be too pleased .

    • Replies: @utu
    @YetAnotherAnon

    There crazy people and bad people out there. I am not sure to what category Wolfgang Wodarg belongs but he is not a guy who deserves attention.


    https://www.nature.com/articles/nbt0310-182
    These events raise several issues. It is disturbing that a rogue politician with a good sense of the zeitgeist can create such mischief for the WHO and drug industry, despite virtually no evidence of wrongdoing. Wolfgang Wodarg was the prime mover behind the fake pandemic outcry. He is a physician and a self-proclaimed expert in lung disease, who left medical practice in 1994. Back in August 2009, early in the swine flu outbreak, he was already talking up the possible side-effects of the vaccine. Wodarg has a history of dubious positioning with respect to biotech. Back in 2005, for instance, he was responsible for a report to the European Parliament on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that called for stricter regulation of labeling, liability, good farming practice and GMO-free zones. The fact that the media continue to give credence to his kind ought to trouble the life science industry.
     

    German physician Wolfgang Wodarg claims the coronavirus is harmless.
    https://www.poynter.org/?ifcn_misinformation=german-physician-wolfgang-wodarg-claims-the-coronavirus-is-harmless
     

    Coronavirus: The dangerous misinformation of Wolfgang Wodarg March 20, 2020
    https://www.eesti.ca/coronavirus-the-dangerous-misinformation-of-wolfgang-wodarg-march-20-2020/article55866
     

    Replies: @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon

  79. Yeah, but the ACA is a tricky bill. On the one hand, Republicans hate it. On the other hand, lots of working-class Republicans (especially in Appalachia) benefit from it.

    Taking away healthcare (Medicaid expansion and pre-existing conditions) from lots of your constituents isn’t easy.

    So you have to give Manchin a pass on that.

    No he does not deserve a pass on that and neither does Trump.

    Trump would have won if he didn’t try to kill off the ACA and then try to pass a line of BS on how he planned on protecting pre-existing conditions.

    Polls have shown that the ACA has widespread support. Republicans look at those numbers and shrug.

    It’s completely insane that Republicans keep listening to the Libertarian wing on health care. It’s awful political strategy to ignore your own constituents in favor of Libertarian slimeballs and insurance companies.

    Now we get Biden and Harris because these f-ning Republicans couldn’t leave the ACA alone. Most of them don’t even understand it.

    That’s not simply my take on it. Exit polls were showing that health care was a key issue. Just plain stupid strategizing. Might as well run on kicking a puppy.

    Libertarians need to be rounded up and dropped into Haiti. They can build their free market paradise there. Their goddess Ayn Rand said that race doesn’t exist so they shouldn’t have any problems.

  80. When does data by state come out? Curious how Covid and BLM has changed things at a state level. Could see a state like Vermont going down.

  81. @JohnPlywood
    These numbers are still amazingly low, given the historical precedents set back in the early 1990s. See this article from the early 1990s:

    https://apnews.com/article/a1b8a394931f8033249fd2f31f9ec951


    In Milwaukee, police also said about 75 percent of the year’s homicide victims were black males, many of them victims of violence involving street gangs, drugs, sidewalk holdups and thefts of fashionable clothing. Thirteen of last year’s record 168 homicides were attributed to confessed killer Jeffrey Dahmer.


    Among the nation’s 10 largest cities, records fell in San Diego, Dallas and Phoenix. San Diego’s 179 homicides broke a record of 163 set in 1988. The 501 in Dallas was up from a record 444 in 1990. And Phoenix’s 150 broke the record 142 set in 1990.


    New York City, Chicago and San Antonio all recorded their second-highest homicide totals. New York’s approximately 2,200 homicides still gave it by far the highest total of any city. Chicago reached 924 with the New Year’s Eve shooting of a South Side security guard. Houston had 671 homicides; San Antonio, 211.
     

    So while Dallas had 251 murders this year... Almost 30 years ago they were breaking the 500 barrier. And that was with over 1 million fewer people!

    San Antonio had 124 murders in 2020... Back then it was 211.


    San Diego has 44 murders.... But 30 years ago it was 179.


    Chicago had almost 200 murders more back in the '90s, New York had almost 2,000 more (LMFAO)


    Milwaukee does seem to be considerably worse, as it has seen a decline in population since the early 1990s, although the black population has grown by more than 10%.


    So while there was a murder increase in 2020, it's still well below the norms of the early 1990s. This country has become very meek and placid over the last 30 years. Seems when you decrease the number of whites and blacks you get a less violent society. R.I.P Jeff Dahmer (all-time Milwaukee champion)

    Replies: @Jay Fink

    Fresno is an exception. It has a very high Hispanic population and it had one of the largest increases in murder rate over the past year.

  82. @JohnnyWalker123
    CNN just declared Warnock the winner in his Senate race.

    Prediction markets say there's ~96% chance that the Democrats will control the Senate.

    https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/4366/Which-party-will-control-the-Senate-after-2020-election

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Hypnotoad666, @Simon Pickler, @AndrewR, @SunBakedSuburb, @Hypnotoad666

    OT: Current picture from inside the Senate Chamber

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErEvUXiUUAAzqF4?format=jpg&name=900×900

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Hypnotoad666

    2021 is gonna be wild.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

  83. @Dan Hayes
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Social Media is a subset of the MSM!

    Replies: @Lurker

    They feed off each other.

    MSM spews some emotive bollocks only tenuously connected to reality.

    Some bedwetters on Twitter get triggered and Tweet up a frenzy.

    MSM reports whats happening on Twitter as if it were something that happened spontaneously and tells us “This is what Twitter thinks”.

    • Thanks: Dan Hayes
  84. @Hypnotoad666
    @JohnnyWalker123

    OT: Current picture from inside the Senate Chamber

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErEvUXiUUAAzqF4?format=jpg&name=900x900

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    2021 is gonna be wild.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/KassyDillon/status/1346921049410080775

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Stan Adams

  85. In 2019, the FBI counted 16,425 murders. So, if 2020 turns out to see a 25 percent national increase, that will sum out to over 4,000 more murders in 2020 than in 2019. At least 2,000 of the additional lost lives will have been black.

    Kind of strange, when you consider this is the work of Black Lives Matter, but I suppose we live in a post-irony age.

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
    @Rob McX

    It will be interesting to see how people react to the white MAGA protestors taking over Capitol Hill. I get the impression that for liberals, Antifa and BLM riots are funny. Trying to torch the White House or sending a mob out to a Senator's home to terrorize his family is all good humor but when a bunch of angry white people do it suddenly it is worthy of attention as if it were a lynch mob.

    Furthermore, will Antifa and BLM become a liability at this point? Not only will they now be sitting Biden and Harris' neck but it will rob the left of their precious victim status. Perhaps there needs to be another torchlight parade, only rather than for Robert E. Lee it needs to be for the next white child that is slaughtered by another violent negro.

    Replies: @El Dato

    , @Anon
    @Rob McX

    I would be curious to see the statistics on how many blacks have been released from prison because of Covid, and the percentage of them that are dead now because they were shot by other blacks. I'd also like to compare it to what their death rate would have been if they'd stayed in prison and caught Covid.

    Black criminals, doing the job of killing black criminals that whites won't do!

    The reason why black criminals were released from prison during Covid is because their broke municipalities didn't want to be sued by the black families of dead prisoners trying to win the ghetto lottery. The cities also didn't want to pay the medical and burial costs of the dying blacks in prison. Some of that cost, at least, is going to end up being borne by the prisoners' families, and not the state.

    We need to make litigation harder in this country. Unfortunately, the more we make a society that operates perfectly, and to expect perfection, the easier it is to sue and win when we aren't perfect.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    , @J.Ross
    @Rob McX

    Black lives matter most when they are violently ended, and so those who want black lives to matter more do everything they can to violently end black lives.

  86. @JohnnyWalker123
    @Hypnotoad666

    2021 is gonna be wild.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    • LOL: Kronos
    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I am not sure how the Constitution works on this, but I think these guys are our new Congress.

    https://media.nbcwashington.com/2021/01/GettyImages-1230453877.jpg


    And this guy is the new President

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErEvUXiUUAAzqF4?format=jpg

    Replies: @Anon7

    , @Stan Adams
    @JohnnyWalker123

    President-elect Joe Blow just finished bloviating on TV. "This is not who we are" - standard boilerplate bullshit.

    A few minutes ago some reporter on CBS was tearfully quoting Lincoln. I muted the sound.

    Shit's getting real, it seems. How far it goes, nobody knows.

    Replies: @Anon7

  87. Related: Chesa Boudin under fire and facing recall for releasing hardened criminal who killed two women on New Year’s Eve.

    Boudin is the son of two convicted murderers and Weather Undergound terrorists. He was raised by two other Weather Underground terorists – Bill Ayers and his wife. He certainly would have known Barack Obama while growing up. His uncle is a federal circuit court judge. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and admitted to Yale Law School. He was hired as a law clerk by Stephen Breyer’s.

    He is as mainstream a Democrat as you can find, and his career has been pushed and promoted by all the best Leftists.

  88. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/KassyDillon/status/1346921049410080775

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Stan Adams

    I am not sure how the Constitution works on this, but I think these guys are our new Congress.

    And this guy is the new President

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErEvUXiUUAAzqF4?format=jpg

    • Replies: @Anon7
    @Hypnotoad666

    Maybe this guy:


    Jake Angeli, shamanic practitioner, leads the crowd in a yell before the march in solidarity with climate activism groups across the country to the Arizona State Capitol Building Friday, September 20, 2019.

    https://www.azcentral.com/picture-gallery/news/local/arizona-environment/2019/09/20/hundreds-march-arizona-solidarity-climate-strikes-around-world/2391592001/
     

    Replies: @Anon7

  89. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/KassyDillon/status/1346921049410080775

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Stan Adams

    President-elect Joe Blow just finished bloviating on TV. “This is not who we are” – standard boilerplate bullshit.

    A few minutes ago some reporter on CBS was tearfully quoting Lincoln. I muted the sound.

    Shit’s getting real, it seems. How far it goes, nobody knows.

    • Replies: @Anon7
    @Stan Adams

    Smoke and mirrors from the Deep State. How do the people who actually run things react?


    "The Capitol Is Under Siege — and the Dow Closed at a Record High."

    Even gold, which should be rallying if investors were worried, can’t find a bid. “The market doing what it’s supposed to do,” says Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial, noting that the precious metal has fallen 1.7%. “The market is saying it thinks this will be OK.”
     

    Yup. Everything is OK. In fact, everything is fantastic, at least according to Those Who Matter, because today, my friends, we witnessed the MAGA kill shot. These events, and the endless headlining and editorializing, for weeks and weeks, will destroy whatever is left of Donald Trump's credibility as a leader and politician. This will unite Dems and Republicans to denounce Trump in a way that Never Trumpers have longed for.
  90. @Jack D
    @Peter Akuleyev


    COVID is increasingly killing off vital white men
     
    Look Covid is very bad but TBH, the number of white men in their most productive years who it is killing is very low. Sure there are a few high profile examples of white men who have died but statistically Covid is killing mostly white elderly and somewhat younger obese blacks and Latinos. In my county of over 800,000 people, there have been around 1,000 deaths attributed to Covid and of those fewer than 50 were under age 60 and 0 were under age 34. Covid is an old people killer first and foremost.

    In my (remote) family, Covid finally took someone whom I knew. He was my wife's 2nd cousin and he had just celebrated his 100th birthday. He had once been quite a guy - classic rags to riches story, WWII combat vet, etc. but the last time I saw him (on Zoom) it was clear that he was declining somewhat mentally and physically (of course most of us don't make it 100 alive at all so he was doing better than most). He got it from his (black) caretaker.

    My MIL just barely escaped the same fate when her caretaker got infected. The caretaker (70) survived and went home for a while but she was having trouble breathing and is back in the hospital again - the covid must have damaged her lungs. You really can't depend on non-whites to isolate themselves and not infect you although my MIL got lucky. My wife is acting as her mother's caretaker (she is in pretty good shape for 98 and needs only moderate assistance a few hours/day) until she can get vaccinated. When the promised land of vaccine immunity is in sight as it is now, it would be a pity to lose her over a matter of weeks. Meanwhile I want to strangle our man in a dress Commissar of Health.

    Replies: @ic1000

    > statistically Covid is killing mostly white elderly and somewhat younger obese blacks and Latinos. In my county of over 800,000 people, there have been around 1,000 deaths attributed to Covid and of those fewer than 50 were under age 60 and 0 were under age 34. Covid is an old people killer first and foremost.

    OT, but in most developed countries with more-or-less stable populations, somewhat under 1% of people die each year — maybe 0.9%. Using that heuristic, one would expect to see about 7,000 annual deaths in your county of 800,000. In which case Covid-19 boosted the 2020 death rate by about (1,000/7,000) = 14%.

    That’s bad, a lot worse than the flu — a 14% rise in murders or cancer or fatal accidents would be bad. It’s not the Plague or the 1918 Influenza or the siege of Stalingrad. A country with functional elites could have protected the vulnerable without ripping the fabric of economic life.

    • Agree: J.Ross
    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @ic1000

    "a 14% rise in murders or cancer or fatal accidents would be bad"


    How about 38% ?

    Replies: @Jack D, @ic1000

    , @Jack D
    @ic1000

    I absolutely agree with you. Taiwan (a full democratic country) has had SEVEN Covid deaths out of a population of 24 million. Not 7 per day, 7 period during the entire epidemic.

    In my county as elsewhere, something like 40% of the Covid deaths were in nursing homes. Just isolating the nursing homes (which would have meant not allowing the minority workforce to take Covid back and forth from the community to the homes and back to the community every night) would have cut the death rate by at least that % (and isolating everyone over 65 would have eliminated maybe 90% of the deaths).

    Given the enormous costs that have been incurred in closing down all sorts of businesses (which by the way are permanent losses in many cases - not just the many small restaurants that are out of business, but it appears that this is the end of showing movies in theaters, for example) it would have been MUCH cheaper to isolate all the old people even if it meant putting them all on deluxe cruise ships for the duration. But we didn't even have the basics, such as an ability to test whether people were positive before putting them on a boat.

    And now it's going to be real hard to resume ANYTHING. Half the schoolteachers in Chicago have not returned to in person work. These brave teachers are determined to stay home (on full salary) until Covid is COMPLETELY CURED. Even if it takes many years, even if it takes until they retire on full pension or disability, they are not going back to work (but will want their full salaries) unless it is proven to be 100% safe.

    Replies: @John Up North

  91. @ic1000
    @Jack D

    > statistically Covid is killing mostly white elderly and somewhat younger obese blacks and Latinos. In my county of over 800,000 people, there have been around 1,000 deaths attributed to Covid and of those fewer than 50 were under age 60 and 0 were under age 34. Covid is an old people killer first and foremost.

    OT, but in most developed countries with more-or-less stable populations, somewhat under 1% of people die each year -- maybe 0.9%. Using that heuristic, one would expect to see about 7,000 annual deaths in your county of 800,000. In which case Covid-19 boosted the 2020 death rate by about (1,000/7,000) = 14%.

    That's bad, a lot worse than the flu -- a 14% rise in murders or cancer or fatal accidents would be bad. It's not the Plague or the 1918 Influenza or the siege of Stalingrad. A country with functional elites could have protected the vulnerable without ripping the fabric of economic life.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Jack D

    “a 14% rise in murders or cancer or fatal accidents would be bad”

    How about 38% ?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @YetAnotherAnon

    This is mixing apples and oranges. Covid represents (roughly) a 14% increase in TOTAL deaths over 2019 or 300,000+ deaths (they represent an infinite increase over 2019 Covid deaths because there weren't any). In the US, there are around 16,000 homicides per year total so a 38% increase would represent an extra 6,000 deaths. Putting it in the same terms as Covid, 6,000 extra homicides is a 0.2% increase in total deaths.

    For certain subgroups (e.g. young black males) homicide is a leading cause of death (especially since the young rarely die of natural causes) but for the overall population it's just not a big risk. Even if it were to double or triple it still wouldn't be a big risk. Homicides tend to get a lot of press but statistically they are not important compared to cancer or heart disease or the other big killers and if you stay out of big cities your risk of death by homicide is close to zero.

    , @ic1000
    @YetAnotherAnon

    > How about 38%?

    Yep. The murder rate skyrocketing 38% would be is bad.

  92. As I live in NorCal, I always like to see how my favorite poster boy for diversity dysfunction is doing.
    I didn’t see it in your tables, but I found it!

    Stockton police reported more homicides in December than any other month of 2020, capping off a year already marred by a nearly 40% homicide increase over the average of the prior three years.

  93. @Rob McX

    In 2019, the FBI counted 16,425 murders. So, if 2020 turns out to see a 25 percent national increase, that will sum out to over 4,000 more murders in 2020 than in 2019. At least 2,000 of the additional lost lives will have been black.
     
    Kind of strange, when you consider this is the work of Black Lives Matter, but I suppose we live in a post-irony age.

    Replies: @Prof. Woland, @Anon, @J.Ross

    It will be interesting to see how people react to the white MAGA protestors taking over Capitol Hill. I get the impression that for liberals, Antifa and BLM riots are funny. Trying to torch the White House or sending a mob out to a Senator’s home to terrorize his family is all good humor but when a bunch of angry white people do it suddenly it is worthy of attention as if it were a lynch mob.

    Furthermore, will Antifa and BLM become a liability at this point? Not only will they now be sitting Biden and Harris’ neck but it will rob the left of their precious victim status. Perhaps there needs to be another torchlight parade, only rather than for Robert E. Lee it needs to be for the next white child that is slaughtered by another violent negro.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Prof. Woland


    will Antifa and BLM become a liability at this point?
     
    "Issue a shutdown order and inform Lord Vader!"

    No longer ‘JUST AN IDEA’? With Trump on way out and Biden on way in, Portland mayor finally vows to ‘push back’ against Antifa

    https://youtu.be/8zud1MCIIoc
  94. @Jack D
    @Peter Akuleyev


    There is a strong lefty network of YouTubers, podcasters, Instagram influencers, TikTokers, etc
     
    Blacks don't care about podcasts either. However, there are apparently "influencers" that will put something like "let's all go to such and such mall and loot it right now" (I'm not clear which platform they use) and sure enough several hundred blacks show up all at once and try to storm the doors. It's very effective because they can overwhelm all but the best prepared police forces by sheer numbers.

    Replies: @botazefa, @Bill Jones

    It’s very effective because they can overwhelm all but the best prepared police forces by sheer numbers.

    Only because they are not authorized to shoot. It could be ended in a day.

  95. Anon[417] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rob McX

    In 2019, the FBI counted 16,425 murders. So, if 2020 turns out to see a 25 percent national increase, that will sum out to over 4,000 more murders in 2020 than in 2019. At least 2,000 of the additional lost lives will have been black.
     
    Kind of strange, when you consider this is the work of Black Lives Matter, but I suppose we live in a post-irony age.

    Replies: @Prof. Woland, @Anon, @J.Ross

    I would be curious to see the statistics on how many blacks have been released from prison because of Covid, and the percentage of them that are dead now because they were shot by other blacks. I’d also like to compare it to what their death rate would have been if they’d stayed in prison and caught Covid.

    Black criminals, doing the job of killing black criminals that whites won’t do!

    The reason why black criminals were released from prison during Covid is because their broke municipalities didn’t want to be sued by the black families of dead prisoners trying to win the ghetto lottery. The cities also didn’t want to pay the medical and burial costs of the dying blacks in prison. Some of that cost, at least, is going to end up being borne by the prisoners’ families, and not the state.

    We need to make litigation harder in this country. Unfortunately, the more we make a society that operates perfectly, and to expect perfection, the easier it is to sue and win when we aren’t perfect.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Anon

    To compound the farcical quality of this, there seems to be an outbreak of Covid among prisoners sentenced to death in nearly every state. You'd think this might be a welcome development that would bring things to a swift end and bypass a decade or two of appeals, but in fact there are few fatalities - and a Covid diagnosis is grounds for a stay of execution.

  96. @Rob McX

    In 2019, the FBI counted 16,425 murders. So, if 2020 turns out to see a 25 percent national increase, that will sum out to over 4,000 more murders in 2020 than in 2019. At least 2,000 of the additional lost lives will have been black.
     
    Kind of strange, when you consider this is the work of Black Lives Matter, but I suppose we live in a post-irony age.

    Replies: @Prof. Woland, @Anon, @J.Ross

    Black lives matter most when they are violently ended, and so those who want black lives to matter more do everything they can to violently end black lives.

  97. @ic1000
    @Jack D

    > statistically Covid is killing mostly white elderly and somewhat younger obese blacks and Latinos. In my county of over 800,000 people, there have been around 1,000 deaths attributed to Covid and of those fewer than 50 were under age 60 and 0 were under age 34. Covid is an old people killer first and foremost.

    OT, but in most developed countries with more-or-less stable populations, somewhat under 1% of people die each year -- maybe 0.9%. Using that heuristic, one would expect to see about 7,000 annual deaths in your county of 800,000. In which case Covid-19 boosted the 2020 death rate by about (1,000/7,000) = 14%.

    That's bad, a lot worse than the flu -- a 14% rise in murders or cancer or fatal accidents would be bad. It's not the Plague or the 1918 Influenza or the siege of Stalingrad. A country with functional elites could have protected the vulnerable without ripping the fabric of economic life.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Jack D

    I absolutely agree with you. Taiwan (a full democratic country) has had SEVEN Covid deaths out of a population of 24 million. Not 7 per day, 7 period during the entire epidemic.

    In my county as elsewhere, something like 40% of the Covid deaths were in nursing homes. Just isolating the nursing homes (which would have meant not allowing the minority workforce to take Covid back and forth from the community to the homes and back to the community every night) would have cut the death rate by at least that % (and isolating everyone over 65 would have eliminated maybe 90% of the deaths).

    Given the enormous costs that have been incurred in closing down all sorts of businesses (which by the way are permanent losses in many cases – not just the many small restaurants that are out of business, but it appears that this is the end of showing movies in theaters, for example) it would have been MUCH cheaper to isolate all the old people even if it meant putting them all on deluxe cruise ships for the duration. But we didn’t even have the basics, such as an ability to test whether people were positive before putting them on a boat.

    And now it’s going to be real hard to resume ANYTHING. Half the schoolteachers in Chicago have not returned to in person work. These brave teachers are determined to stay home (on full salary) until Covid is COMPLETELY CURED. Even if it takes many years, even if it takes until they retire on full pension or disability, they are not going back to work (but will want their full salaries) unless it is proven to be 100% safe.

    • Agree: ic1000
    • Replies: @John Up North
    @Jack D

    Chicago Catholic schools have been back to in class learning since late August. I haven't yet heard of any Covid outbreaks or mass death among the students or faculty. The Chicago Teachers Union is really milking the lockdown of the city.

  98. By refusing to investigate Antifa and refusing to actually defend the Capitol, the Deep State flips one last bird to our President, Donald Trump.

    I can see the headlines, and read the history books, already.

    Well played, swamp creatures, well played.

  99. @El Dato
    I'm shocked that there is actual patriotism going on on TV right now.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Gary in Gramercy, @Anonymous

    Watch: after years of tolerated rioting and surrendering police, after burning police stations and no bail, thus will spur Democrats to call for a new attitude toward law enforcement.

  100. @botazefa
    @Jack D


    Blacks don’t care about podcasts either. However, there are apparently “influencers” that will put something like “let’s all go to such and such mall and loot it right now” (I’m not clear which platform they use) and sure enough several hundred blacks show up all at once and try to storm the doors. It’s very effective because they can overwhelm all but the best prepared police forces by sheer numbers.
     
    Apparently Trump is a pretty good influencer. His posse is currently looting the US Capitol building, halting the electoral debate. Brett Beir is all verklempt about it on Fox News.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Good. Two can play at the “mostly peaceful” protest game. DC has a million police forces – the Capitol Police and the DC Police and the Secret Service, etc. What do these folks do beside eating donuts?

    • Replies: @fnn
    @Jack D

    The donut-eaters managed to shoot an unarmed pro-Trump white woman in the neck today. Any chance she's still alive?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goX7MX6_B0M&t=52s

  101. @YetAnotherAnon
    @ic1000

    "a 14% rise in murders or cancer or fatal accidents would be bad"


    How about 38% ?

    Replies: @Jack D, @ic1000

    This is mixing apples and oranges. Covid represents (roughly) a 14% increase in TOTAL deaths over 2019 or 300,000+ deaths (they represent an infinite increase over 2019 Covid deaths because there weren’t any). In the US, there are around 16,000 homicides per year total so a 38% increase would represent an extra 6,000 deaths. Putting it in the same terms as Covid, 6,000 extra homicides is a 0.2% increase in total deaths.

    For certain subgroups (e.g. young black males) homicide is a leading cause of death (especially since the young rarely die of natural causes) but for the overall population it’s just not a big risk. Even if it were to double or triple it still wouldn’t be a big risk. Homicides tend to get a lot of press but statistically they are not important compared to cancer or heart disease or the other big killers and if you stay out of big cities your risk of death by homicide is close to zero.

  102. @Jack D
    @botazefa

    Good. Two can play at the "mostly peaceful" protest game. DC has a million police forces - the Capitol Police and the DC Police and the Secret Service, etc. What do these folks do beside eating donuts?

    Replies: @fnn

    The donut-eaters managed to shoot an unarmed pro-Trump white woman in the neck today. Any chance she’s still alive?

  103. @Stan Adams
    @JohnnyWalker123

    President-elect Joe Blow just finished bloviating on TV. "This is not who we are" - standard boilerplate bullshit.

    A few minutes ago some reporter on CBS was tearfully quoting Lincoln. I muted the sound.

    Shit's getting real, it seems. How far it goes, nobody knows.

    Replies: @Anon7

    Smoke and mirrors from the Deep State. How do the people who actually run things react?

    The Capitol Is Under Siege — and the Dow Closed at a Record High.

    Even gold, which should be rallying if investors were worried, can’t find a bid. “The market doing what it’s supposed to do,” says Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial, noting that the precious metal has fallen 1.7%. “The market is saying it thinks this will be OK.”

    Yup. Everything is OK. In fact, everything is fantastic, at least according to Those Who Matter, because today, my friends, we witnessed the MAGA kill shot. These events, and the endless headlining and editorializing, for weeks and weeks, will destroy whatever is left of Donald Trump’s credibility as a leader and politician. This will unite Dems and Republicans to denounce Trump in a way that Never Trumpers have longed for.

  104. @El Dato
    I'm shocked that there is actual patriotism going on on TV right now.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Gary in Gramercy, @Anonymous

    “Captain, your Stars and Stripes…and your MAGA hat.”

  105. @YetAnotherAnon
    @ic1000

    "a 14% rise in murders or cancer or fatal accidents would be bad"


    How about 38% ?

    Replies: @Jack D, @ic1000

    > How about 38%?

    Yep. The murder rate skyrocketing 38% would be is bad.

  106. @Hypnotoad666
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I am not sure how the Constitution works on this, but I think these guys are our new Congress.

    https://media.nbcwashington.com/2021/01/GettyImages-1230453877.jpg


    And this guy is the new President

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErEvUXiUUAAzqF4?format=jpg

    Replies: @Anon7

    Maybe this guy:

    Jake Angeli, shamanic practitioner, leads the crowd in a yell before the march in solidarity with climate activism groups across the country to the Arizona State Capitol Building Friday, September 20, 2019.

    https://www.azcentral.com/picture-gallery/news/local/arizona-environment/2019/09/20/hundreds-march-arizona-solidarity-climate-strikes-around-world/2391592001/

    • Replies: @Anon7
    @Anon7

    Even NBC News is now asking "Why aren't these people being arrested and questioned?" Other TikTok videos show police opening the gates into the Capitol building, and are now letting them out.

    This was planned and executed perfectly. I'm now listening to some bloviating fool - former SecDef Leon Panetta - on NBC talking about how the government has been taken over, as if the horned guy could grab Pelosi's gavel and pass laws. "Ice cream on Sunday for everyone!" Bang!

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @El Dato

  107. @El Dato
    I'm shocked that there is actual patriotism going on on TV right now.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Gary in Gramercy, @Anonymous

    Doesn’t it also seem bit like the usual gang of media-friendly vandals, though? Kinda par-for-the-course, by now?

    The lockdown-borne yen for stage-rushing knows no party

  108. @Anon7
    @Hypnotoad666

    Maybe this guy:


    Jake Angeli, shamanic practitioner, leads the crowd in a yell before the march in solidarity with climate activism groups across the country to the Arizona State Capitol Building Friday, September 20, 2019.

    https://www.azcentral.com/picture-gallery/news/local/arizona-environment/2019/09/20/hundreds-march-arizona-solidarity-climate-strikes-around-world/2391592001/
     

    Replies: @Anon7

    Even NBC News is now asking “Why aren’t these people being arrested and questioned?” Other TikTok videos show police opening the gates into the Capitol building, and are now letting them out.

    This was planned and executed perfectly. I’m now listening to some bloviating fool – former SecDef Leon Panetta – on NBC talking about how the government has been taken over, as if the horned guy could grab Pelosi’s gavel and pass laws. “Ice cream on Sunday for everyone!” Bang!

    • LOL: Rob McX
    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Anon7

    I just heard from an acquaintance of mine who is participating in the protests. She is adamant that the guys who breached the Capitol are Antifa.

    She posted these:

    https://streamable.com/nltkxv
    https://streamable.com/s2t0qd

    Replies: @fnn, @El Dato

    , @El Dato
    @Anon7

    Thou shalt be under no uncertainty on where thou stand, dear peon:

    Dear Colleague to All Members on Continuation of the Joint Session of Congress


    Dear Colleague,

    Today, a shameful assault was made on our democracy. It was anointed at the highest level of government. It cannot, however, deter us from our responsibility to validate the election of Joe Biden.

    To that end, in consultation with Leader Hoyer and Whip Clyburn and after calls to the Pentagon, the Justice Department and the Vice President, we have decided we should proceed tonight at the Capitol once it is cleared for use. Leader Hoyer will be sending out more guidance later today.

    We always knew this responsibility would take us into the night. The night may still be long but we are hopeful for a shorter agenda, but our purpose will be accomplished.

    We also knew that we would be a part of history in a positive way, today, despite ill-founded objections to the Electoral College vote. We now will be part of history, as such a shameful picture of our country was put out to the world, instigated at the highest level.

    Today, January 6 – the Feast of Epiphany – let us pray that this instigation to violence will provide an epiphany for our country to heal.

    Members and staff should remain on the Capitol complex until they are notified by the United States Capitol Police.

    I look forward to seeing you later this evening, during this time of great sadness.

    Nancy

     

  109. @Anonymous
    The reason all the murders is simple. Gun law loopholes.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/5/22215721/gun-violence-illinois-legislature-bio-bill-editorial

    Year of surging gun violence adds to urgent need to plug loopholes in Illinois gun laws

    Last year, Chicago police seized 11,280 illegal guns and made 7,236 gun arrests. Under current laws, it’s too easy for criminals to acquire new illegal guns to replace those police confiscated.

    By CST Editorial Board Jan 5, 2021
     

    Replies: @William Badwhite, @Jack D, @Joe Stalin

    Under current laws, it’s too easy for criminals to acquire new illegal guns

    This doesn’t make any sense. How do they acquire and use “illegal guns” while in prison? Oh wait a second…

  110. @Peter Akuleyev
    The rise in violent crime is a big reason that Trump lost.

    1) It made him look impotent - what kind of leader lets a country descend into chaos in year 4 of his reign? Especially when a big part of his 2016 campaign was a promise to restore order. Remember Trump's inauguration speech? "This American carnage stops right here and stops right now." Well, it didn't, it got worse.

    2) Suburban white voters blamed Trump and his "racism" and/or poor COVID response for creating the anger in the summer in first place. Interestingly, urban black and latino voters who were directly affected by the riots actually shifted towards Trump, but since Trump was starting in a deep hole among that group, the trade off of losing suburban whites and gaining urban blacks played into Biden's favor.

    So, the Establishment won this round, I doubt they have many regrets.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    1) Yeah, of course. He calculated riots would help him. Seemed to think it was 2016, not 2020.

    2) You mean a lot of the same people who performatively, vaingloriously hate Trump for white social mileage found another excuse to hate him more? Some insight.

  111. @Anonymous
    Meanwhile in Washington DC...

    https://twitter.com/ElijahSchaffer/status/1346901420147167232?s=20

    Replies: @El Dato

    Is it time or what

  112. @YetAnotherAnon
    @utu

    "Wodarg, together with Dr. Michael Yeadon, a former vice-president and chief scientist of Pfizer Inc. pharmaceuticals, has claimed that the COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility."


    As usual with anything politically contentious, Wikipedia is lying. You can see what they say above.

    I quote:

    "There is no indication whether antibodies against spike proteins of SARS viruses would also act like anti-Syncytin-1 antibodies. However, if this were to be the case this would then also prevent the formation of a placenta which would result in vaccinated women essentially becoming infertile."

    He's suggesting that we test for this asap and presumably especially before vaccinating medical staff in their fertile years. Don't know about the States, but in the UK more than half of med school admission is female, and also pretty bright because the entrance criteria are so high. Nursing is also mostly female. Sterilising them all would be a pretty dysgenic move and I imagine the girls wouldn't be too pleased .

    Replies: @utu

    There crazy people and bad people out there. I am not sure to what category Wolfgang Wodarg belongs but he is not a guy who deserves attention.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/nbt0310-182
    These events raise several issues. It is disturbing that a rogue politician with a good sense of the zeitgeist can create such mischief for the WHO and drug industry, despite virtually no evidence of wrongdoing. Wolfgang Wodarg was the prime mover behind the fake pandemic outcry. He is a physician and a self-proclaimed expert in lung disease, who left medical practice in 1994. Back in August 2009, early in the swine flu outbreak, he was already talking up the possible side-effects of the vaccine. Wodarg has a history of dubious positioning with respect to biotech. Back in 2005, for instance, he was responsible for a report to the European Parliament on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that called for stricter regulation of labeling, liability, good farming practice and GMO-free zones. The fact that the media continue to give credence to his kind ought to trouble the life science industry.

    German physician Wolfgang Wodarg claims the coronavirus is harmless.
    https://www.poynter.org/?ifcn_misinformation=german-physician-wolfgang-wodarg-claims-the-coronavirus-is-harmless

    Coronavirus: The dangerous misinformation of Wolfgang Wodarg March 20, 2020
    https://www.eesti.ca/coronavirus-the-dangerous-misinformation-of-wolfgang-wodarg-march-20-2020/article55866

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @utu


    Back in 2005, for instance, he was responsible for a report to the European Parliament on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that called for stricter regulation of labeling, liability, good farming practice and GMO-free zones.
     
    I don't directly see what's wrong with that idea, except that it's not something that Monsanto will come up with.

    Well, maybe they would if you first buy a license (renewable annually and linked to price inflation) to be GMO-free from them.

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @utu

    You keep bringing up Wodarg's personality/track record and ignore the reasonable (to a layman at any rate) scientific points being made in the submission to the EMA.

    (I have no objection to labeling of GMO foods btw, and I'm surprised that you consider it evidence against Wodarg, of whom I'd literally never heard til I saw his name on the EMA document. Let people make their own minds up about what food they want to buy. I'd like to see all products labeled with country of origin as well.)

  113. @utu
    @YetAnotherAnon

    There crazy people and bad people out there. I am not sure to what category Wolfgang Wodarg belongs but he is not a guy who deserves attention.


    https://www.nature.com/articles/nbt0310-182
    These events raise several issues. It is disturbing that a rogue politician with a good sense of the zeitgeist can create such mischief for the WHO and drug industry, despite virtually no evidence of wrongdoing. Wolfgang Wodarg was the prime mover behind the fake pandemic outcry. He is a physician and a self-proclaimed expert in lung disease, who left medical practice in 1994. Back in August 2009, early in the swine flu outbreak, he was already talking up the possible side-effects of the vaccine. Wodarg has a history of dubious positioning with respect to biotech. Back in 2005, for instance, he was responsible for a report to the European Parliament on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that called for stricter regulation of labeling, liability, good farming practice and GMO-free zones. The fact that the media continue to give credence to his kind ought to trouble the life science industry.
     

    German physician Wolfgang Wodarg claims the coronavirus is harmless.
    https://www.poynter.org/?ifcn_misinformation=german-physician-wolfgang-wodarg-claims-the-coronavirus-is-harmless
     

    Coronavirus: The dangerous misinformation of Wolfgang Wodarg March 20, 2020
    https://www.eesti.ca/coronavirus-the-dangerous-misinformation-of-wolfgang-wodarg-march-20-2020/article55866
     

    Replies: @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon

    Back in 2005, for instance, he was responsible for a report to the European Parliament on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that called for stricter regulation of labeling, liability, good farming practice and GMO-free zones.

    I don’t directly see what’s wrong with that idea, except that it’s not something that Monsanto will come up with.

    Well, maybe they would if you first buy a license (renewable annually and linked to price inflation) to be GMO-free from them.

  114. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT again - further to my comment of yesterday, Drs Wodarg (a name straight out of Tolkein) and Yeadon are petitioning the European Medicines Agency to suspend pretty much all Covid vaccine testing/rollout until more tests, including animal tests, are carried out.

    https://www.scribd.com/document/487135032/Wodarg-Yeadon-EMA-Petition-Pfizer-Trial-FINAL-01DEC2020-en-Unsigned-With-Exhibits

    Key paras from an uninformed perspective

    IX. There are some concerning issues with the trial designs, spelled out by Dr. Peter Doshi in the British Medical Journal. Dr. Doshi focuses on the two biggest issues. First, none of the leading vaccine candidate trials is designed to test if the vaccine can reduce severe COVID-19 symptoms, defined as: hospital admissions, ICU or death. And, second, the trials are not designed to test if the vaccine can interrupt transmission (https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/371/bmj.m4037.full.pdf). If neither of these conditions is met, the vaccine in essence performs like a therapeutic drug, except a vaccine would be taken prophylactically, even by the perfectly healthy, and more than likely carries a higher risk of injury than a therapeutic drug. If this were to be true, then therapeutic drugs would be superior to any COVID vaccine.

    X. In the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine candidate, polyethylene glycol (PEG) is found in the fatty lipid nanoparticle coating around the mRNA. Seventy percent of people make antibodies to PEG and most do not know it, creating a concerning situation where many could have allergic, potentially deadly, reactions to a PEG-containing vaccine. PEG antibodies may also reduce vaccine effectiveness. Pfizer/BioNTech is also inserting an ingredient derived from a marine invertebrate, mNeonGreen, into its vaccine. The ingredient has bioluminescent qualities, making it attractive for medical imaging purposes, but it is unclear why an injected vaccine would need to have that quality. mNeonGreen has unknown antigenicity.

    XI. Several vaccine candidates are expected to induce the formation of humoral antibodies against spike proteins of SARS-CoV-2. Syncytin-1 (see Gallaher, B., “Response to nCoV2019 Against Backdrop of Endogenous Retroviruses” - http://virological.org/t/response-to-ncov2019- against-backdrop-of-endogenous-retroviruses/396), which is derived from human endogenous retroviruses (HERV) and is responsible for the development of a placenta in mammals and humans and is therefore an essential prerequisite for a successful pregnancy, is also found in homologous form in the spike proteins of SARS viruses. There is no indication whether antibodies against spike proteins of SARS viruses would also act like anti-Syncytin-1 antibodies. However, if this were to be the case this would then also prevent the formation of a placenta which would result in vaccinated women essentially becoming infertile. To my knowledge, Pfizer/BioNTech has yet to release any samples of written materials provided to patients, so it is unclear what, if any, information regarding (potential) fertility-specific risks caused by antibodies is included. According to section 10.4.2 of the Pfizer/BioNTech trial protocol, a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP) is eligible to participate if she is not pregnant or breastfeeding, and is using an acceptable contraceptive method as described in the trial protocol during the intervention period (for a minimum of 28 days after the last dose of study intervention). This means that it could take a relatively long time before a noticeable number of cases of postvaccination infertility could be observed.

     

    Management Summary of para XI – “the covid protein spike against which vaccines are targeted is very similar to Syncytin-1, which plays a key role in very early pregnancy and placental development“.

    Not trying to create a panic here, but Knowledge Is Good, as Steve has so often pointed out.

    My immediate thought is that if there is a fertility risk, would Israel be vaccinating all their medical staff, of whom I assume a reasonable portion are young, high-IQ and female? Indeed they seem almost over-enthusiastic.

    https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/coronavirus/1608651064-israel-medical-staff-member-receives-undiluted-vial-of-covid-19-vaccine

    My second thought is that if there is a fertility risk from producing antibodies to the covid protein spike, surely the risk will be there even without a vaccine, as young fertile women who get covid will presumably produce antibodies?

    My third thought is that if you wanted to make a fertility-depressing biological weapon, something like this would be just the ticket. Is that why China reacted so strongly in Jan/Feb/March?

    And my final thought is that (ignoring thought #2) it would be really ironic, worthy of a John Wyndham apocalyptic novel, if in order to save grandpa we sterilised his grandchildren.

    Replies: @El Dato, @utu, @Kyle

    China reacted so strongly against the virus because they know how bad it is. Possibly they made it. MERS is a regional virus. Risk factors include living or having recently visited the Arabian peninsula. The host population for the mers virus is bats, and the virus jumps to camels, and then to humans from camels. I have a hunch that it’s hard for the mers virus to transmit from human to human. Think about it, the main risk factor for mers is, “have you recently traveled to the Middle East.” It’s a bat virus. The original sars-1 died out because we were able to test and trace it out of existence. Can’t test and trace the flu. Can’t test & trace the common cold. Obviously sars-1 had a bit of trouble jumping from human to human. Again it’s a bat virus. The new sars-2 virus jumps from human to human like wildfire. Like the flu. This isn’t a bat virus it’s a human virus. China knew that right away. China knew that in January when our CDC was telling people not to over react and the Isteve community was speculating that the biggest risk factor for SARS-2 was having recently been on a flight from China. China knew. They made it.

  115. @CCZ
    Regarding those smaller cities, Trenton, NJ, with a population of 83,000 (50% black and only 12% white) and number 374 on the list of the largest US cities, is one example of a city relatively small in size, but “big” for 2020 homicides.

    Trenton recorded 40 homicides in 2020, up from just 16 homicides in 2019 and 17 homicides in 2018.”

    Just a small 150% increase.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Hypnotoad666, @Hapalong Cassidy, @Bite Moi

    You can add one murder to the DC total. Jackbooted storm troopers just shot a pro-Trump woman in the back of the head at close range. Of course, the media will decry this police brutality. /s/

    https://banned.video/watch?id=5ff63502f23a18318ceb28a7

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Hypnotoad666

    Twitter is censoring the video of the murder. But here is another view. [Graphic of course]

    https://streamable.com/0n560p

    Replies: @Anonymous

  116. @CCZ
    Regarding those smaller cities, Trenton, NJ, with a population of 83,000 (50% black and only 12% white) and number 374 on the list of the largest US cities, is one example of a city relatively small in size, but “big” for 2020 homicides.

    Trenton recorded 40 homicides in 2020, up from just 16 homicides in 2019 and 17 homicides in 2018.”

    Just a small 150% increase.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Hypnotoad666, @Hapalong Cassidy, @Bite Moi

    Trenton police officers are among the highest paid in the country. Not sure if that’s because their job is overly difficult or there is just some old school political machinery at work.

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Within New Jersey, I'd assume the latter.

  117. @Hypnotoad666
    @CCZ

    You can add one murder to the DC total. Jackbooted storm troopers just shot a pro-Trump woman in the back of the head at close range. Of course, the media will decry this police brutality. /s/

    https://banned.video/watch?id=5ff63502f23a18318ceb28a7

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    Twitter is censoring the video of the murder. But here is another view. [Graphic of course]

    https://streamable.com/0n560p

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Hypnotoad666

    Will she get 4 live-streamed funerals and a horse-drawn carriage like St. George Floyd?

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

  118. @Anonymous
    The reason all the murders is simple. Gun law loopholes.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/5/22215721/gun-violence-illinois-legislature-bio-bill-editorial

    Year of surging gun violence adds to urgent need to plug loopholes in Illinois gun laws

    Last year, Chicago police seized 11,280 illegal guns and made 7,236 gun arrests. Under current laws, it’s too easy for criminals to acquire new illegal guns to replace those police confiscated.

    By CST Editorial Board Jan 5, 2021
     

    Replies: @William Badwhite, @Jack D, @Joe Stalin

    Last year, Chicago police seized 11,280 illegal guns and made 7,236 gun arrests. Under current laws, it’s too easy for criminals to acquire new illegal guns to replace those police confiscated.

    If the guns that criminals acquiring are ALREADY illegal, how is passing new gun laws going to help? Will the guns that criminals acquire be DOUBLE ILLEGAL under the new laws? These laws do nothing to keep guns out of hand of criminals, who by definition don’t care if what they do is illegal. All these laws do is increase bureaucracy, trip up innocents and increase the power of Big Brother.

    The BIO bill would require point-of-sale background checks for all gun sales, including by private sellers. It would require applicants for Firearm Owners Identification cards to submit fingerprints.

    You’re too old to hunt and you sold your shotgun to your neighbor? Go to jail. The FBI doesn’t have your fingerprints yet? Now they do. Etc.

    Sure you have a Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, but we can put REASONABLE CONDITIONS on it, capice?

  119. @Anon7
    @Anon7

    Even NBC News is now asking "Why aren't these people being arrested and questioned?" Other TikTok videos show police opening the gates into the Capitol building, and are now letting them out.

    This was planned and executed perfectly. I'm now listening to some bloviating fool - former SecDef Leon Panetta - on NBC talking about how the government has been taken over, as if the horned guy could grab Pelosi's gavel and pass laws. "Ice cream on Sunday for everyone!" Bang!

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @El Dato

    I just heard from an acquaintance of mine who is participating in the protests. She is adamant that the guys who breached the Capitol are Antifa.

    She posted these:

    https://streamable.com/nltkxv
    https://streamable.com/s2t0qd

    • Replies: @fnn
    @Stan Adams

    The friend (?) in the OD jacket of the now deceased female protester does fit the Antifa profile in terms of body type, physiognomy and body movements.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk4KSiKmwvI

    , @El Dato
    @Stan Adams

    Lots of people who look like Ottifants in there indeed.

    There are unmasked faces. I suppose 4chan will start analysis in the next hour or so.

  120. @Anonymous
    The reason all the murders is simple. Gun law loopholes.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/5/22215721/gun-violence-illinois-legislature-bio-bill-editorial

    Year of surging gun violence adds to urgent need to plug loopholes in Illinois gun laws

    Last year, Chicago police seized 11,280 illegal guns and made 7,236 gun arrests. Under current laws, it’s too easy for criminals to acquire new illegal guns to replace those police confiscated.

    By CST Editorial Board Jan 5, 2021
     

    Replies: @William Badwhite, @Jack D, @Joe Stalin

    By CST Editorial Board Jan 5, 2021

    Just who owns The Chicago Sun-Times?

    The newspaper discloses its owners each year in its print editions as part of a “statement of ownership, management and circulation.” Key owners are:

    STIH LLC, including Michael Sacks and W. Rockwell Wirtz
    LCG Newshound LLC, including Leonard C. Goodman
    International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150
    Labor/Management Union Carpentry Corporation Promotion Fund
    Construction and General Laborers’ District Council of Chicago and Vicinity

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/pages/owners

    So basically, a bunch of UNIONS and rich people want your guns.

  121. @Hapalong Cassidy
    @CCZ

    Trenton police officers are among the highest paid in the country. Not sure if that’s because their job is overly difficult or there is just some old school political machinery at work.

    Replies: @Unladen Swallow

    Within New Jersey, I’d assume the latter.

  122. @Anon
    @Rob McX

    I would be curious to see the statistics on how many blacks have been released from prison because of Covid, and the percentage of them that are dead now because they were shot by other blacks. I'd also like to compare it to what their death rate would have been if they'd stayed in prison and caught Covid.

    Black criminals, doing the job of killing black criminals that whites won't do!

    The reason why black criminals were released from prison during Covid is because their broke municipalities didn't want to be sued by the black families of dead prisoners trying to win the ghetto lottery. The cities also didn't want to pay the medical and burial costs of the dying blacks in prison. Some of that cost, at least, is going to end up being borne by the prisoners' families, and not the state.

    We need to make litigation harder in this country. Unfortunately, the more we make a society that operates perfectly, and to expect perfection, the easier it is to sue and win when we aren't perfect.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    To compound the farcical quality of this, there seems to be an outbreak of Covid among prisoners sentenced to death in nearly every state. You’d think this might be a welcome development that would bring things to a swift end and bypass a decade or two of appeals, but in fact there are few fatalities – and a Covid diagnosis is grounds for a stay of execution.

  123. @Stan Adams
    @Anon7

    I just heard from an acquaintance of mine who is participating in the protests. She is adamant that the guys who breached the Capitol are Antifa.

    She posted these:

    https://streamable.com/nltkxv
    https://streamable.com/s2t0qd

    Replies: @fnn, @El Dato

    The friend (?) in the OD jacket of the now deceased female protester does fit the Antifa profile in terms of body type, physiognomy and body movements.

  124. @Hypnotoad666
    @Hypnotoad666

    Twitter is censoring the video of the murder. But here is another view. [Graphic of course]

    https://streamable.com/0n560p

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Will she get 4 live-streamed funerals and a horse-drawn carriage like St. George Floyd?

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Anonymous


    Will she get 4 live-streamed funerals and a horse-drawn carriage like St. George Floyd?
     
    Me thinks not. Apparently, it's already unanimous that Trump is responsible because he "incited" her to get shot in the back of the head.

    Also, the MSM propaganda headline is that it was an "armed mob" breaching the Capitol. I suspect this is fake news as the whole thing is on video and I don't see any guns except those wielded by the cops and stormtroopers.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

  125. Trump’s Twitter account has been suspended. There are rumors that Trump will be removed from office under the 25th Amendment. Pelosi wants to get Biden certified tonight.

    How much longer until the Internet goes offline completely?

  126. @Lot
    @JohnPlywood

    Black and white covid death rate is now about the same.

    Hispanics remain higher due to much higher infection rate, despite lower mortality per case.

    “ Covid isn’t killing hardly any vital white men. ”

    Yes. Ignore random anecdotes like that Congressman.

    Replies: @JohnPlywood

    I wish you dummies had the cognitive flexibility to apply the same logic you use to interpret crime statiatics, to COVID.

    Blacks and Hispanics have way less +70 year olds than do white Americans. If their death rates are equal or worse, that spells DOOM for the blacks and Hispanics.

    Congressmen anecdotes? Congressmen haven’t done shit for you people in decades. That congressman was a piece of useless fucking animal shit to you, every bit as much as a homeless man on the street.

    Fact remains, COVID was a way bigger burden on blacks, Hispanics and white women. White men? They actually benefitted!

  127. @Anonymous
    @Hypnotoad666

    Will she get 4 live-streamed funerals and a horse-drawn carriage like St. George Floyd?

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    Will she get 4 live-streamed funerals and a horse-drawn carriage like St. George Floyd?

    Me thinks not. Apparently, it’s already unanimous that Trump is responsible because he “incited” her to get shot in the back of the head.

    Also, the MSM propaganda headline is that it was an “armed mob” breaching the Capitol. I suspect this is fake news as the whole thing is on video and I don’t see any guns except those wielded by the cops and stormtroopers.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Hypnotoad666


    Apparently, it’s already unanimous that Trump is responsible because he “incited” her to get shot in the back of the head.
     
    Wow. You're right. That video should be shown to everyone who thinks police are 'right-wingers' and are on their side. They serve the people paying them.

    Period.
  128. @Jack D
    @ic1000

    I absolutely agree with you. Taiwan (a full democratic country) has had SEVEN Covid deaths out of a population of 24 million. Not 7 per day, 7 period during the entire epidemic.

    In my county as elsewhere, something like 40% of the Covid deaths were in nursing homes. Just isolating the nursing homes (which would have meant not allowing the minority workforce to take Covid back and forth from the community to the homes and back to the community every night) would have cut the death rate by at least that % (and isolating everyone over 65 would have eliminated maybe 90% of the deaths).

    Given the enormous costs that have been incurred in closing down all sorts of businesses (which by the way are permanent losses in many cases - not just the many small restaurants that are out of business, but it appears that this is the end of showing movies in theaters, for example) it would have been MUCH cheaper to isolate all the old people even if it meant putting them all on deluxe cruise ships for the duration. But we didn't even have the basics, such as an ability to test whether people were positive before putting them on a boat.

    And now it's going to be real hard to resume ANYTHING. Half the schoolteachers in Chicago have not returned to in person work. These brave teachers are determined to stay home (on full salary) until Covid is COMPLETELY CURED. Even if it takes many years, even if it takes until they retire on full pension or disability, they are not going back to work (but will want their full salaries) unless it is proven to be 100% safe.

    Replies: @John Up North

    Chicago Catholic schools have been back to in class learning since late August. I haven’t yet heard of any Covid outbreaks or mass death among the students or faculty. The Chicago Teachers Union is really milking the lockdown of the city.

  129. @Jack D
    I wonder what a scatter plot of murder rate vs. black population % would look like? I would bet that there would be a pretty clear regression line. What is the cause of the scatter? Would there be any cities that are clear outliers in terms of over/under the predicted amount of murder for a certain level of blackness?

    Replies: @Morton's toes

    I googled around and then realized I should just do my own which took about 15 minutes. The most laborious part was looking up all 50 (46) negro %’s. It is an interesting plot. If you use percentage versus murders per 100 000 for the units it is damn near perfect linear X = Y. Not quite. Zero negroes isn’t zero murders. More like 2 per 100 000. Also it droops at the high end so you really need a curve if your scale is perfectly linear. Detroit is 83% negro and the murders are only 48.7 per 100 000. And the scatter is not that narrow. Apparently the negroes in Virginia Beach and Charlotte and Jacksonville (and New York and Boston) are peaceful on a statistical basis. But there is like no doubt about about it. More negroes is more murder though if you can find a plot like this with a google image search you are more clever than I.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Morton's toes

    I am not that tech savvy when it comes to posting images but there must be some site where you can anonymously upload the graph as a jpg. Imgur perhaps?

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    , @Known Fact
    @Morton's toes

    Fascinating! Remember that Jacksonville is an unusual case because the city borders are drawn so loosely around the central core -- by area it's America's biggest city I think, so there are a lot more relatively quiet suburban neighborhoods included and thus diluting the per capita crime numbers. St Louis in contrast gets big per capita numbers from a tight incorporation boundary as well as from being a murderous cesspool. If I recall correctly Kansas City is like Jax, a very loose boundary.

    I don't know about VA Beach, is there a large military presence there that might affect the numbers? From watching the local crime news on my occasional stays near Charlotte that area seems hair-raisingly violent for a reasonably viable metropolis. And here in NY Negroes were actually becoming relatively irrelevant before The Summer of Floyd

  130. Why is the riverfront lowest in homicide but highest in aggravated assault with a gun? Anybody familiar with St Louis? Are they gunning down homeys but merely pistol-whipping tourists?

    https://metrostl.com/2020/02/12/in-homicides-there-are-two-cities-of-st-louis/

    Downriver, Louisiana and Mississippi went to the Supreme Court in 1909 over Stack Island. Land title was settled, but not the state line. It’s Mississippi’s by default. This may be because Issaquena is the poorest county in the land (even poorer than literally leprous Kalawao?), while Lake Providence is the least-educated parish in Louisiana. It would be like two old drunks fighting over a wet stogie.

    Issaquena has the distinction of the record percentage of population enslaved, 92.5%. Its rural nature keeps the crime rate down. Bubba prefers to keep it real in the cities.

    Also, Issaquena features a hamlet called Fitler. Just sayin’…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitler,_Mississippi

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Reg Cæsar

    Orange Man good!!


    https://npr.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/761c205/2147483647/strip/true/crop/2000x1050+0+151/resize/1200x630!/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnpr-brightspot.s3.amazonaws.com%2Flegacy%2Fsites%2Fkwmu%2Ffiles%2F201806%2F0603_SF_March_01.jpg

  131. @Hypnotoad666
    @Anonymous


    Will she get 4 live-streamed funerals and a horse-drawn carriage like St. George Floyd?
     
    Me thinks not. Apparently, it's already unanimous that Trump is responsible because he "incited" her to get shot in the back of the head.

    Also, the MSM propaganda headline is that it was an "armed mob" breaching the Capitol. I suspect this is fake news as the whole thing is on video and I don't see any guns except those wielded by the cops and stormtroopers.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

    Apparently, it’s already unanimous that Trump is responsible because he “incited” her to get shot in the back of the head.

    Wow. You’re right. That video should be shown to everyone who thinks police are ‘right-wingers’ and are on their side. They serve the people paying them.

    Period.

  132. @Reg Cæsar
    Why is the riverfront lowest in homicide but highest in aggravated assault with a gun? Anybody familiar with St Louis? Are they gunning down homeys but merely pistol-whipping tourists?


    https://metrostl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/mapsOnline.gif


    https://metrostl.com/2020/02/12/in-homicides-there-are-two-cities-of-st-louis/

    Downriver, Louisiana and Mississippi went to the Supreme Court in 1909 over Stack Island. Land title was settled, but not the state line. It's Mississippi's by default. This may be because Issaquena is the poorest county in the land (even poorer than literally leprous Kalawao?), while Lake Providence is the least-educated parish in Louisiana. It would be like two old drunks fighting over a wet stogie.

    Issaquena has the distinction of the record percentage of population enslaved, 92.5%. Its rural nature keeps the crime rate down. Bubba prefers to keep it real in the cities.

    Also, Issaquena features a hamlet called Fitler. Just sayin'...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitler,_Mississippi

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Orange Man good!!

  133. @Prof. Woland
    @Rob McX

    It will be interesting to see how people react to the white MAGA protestors taking over Capitol Hill. I get the impression that for liberals, Antifa and BLM riots are funny. Trying to torch the White House or sending a mob out to a Senator's home to terrorize his family is all good humor but when a bunch of angry white people do it suddenly it is worthy of attention as if it were a lynch mob.

    Furthermore, will Antifa and BLM become a liability at this point? Not only will they now be sitting Biden and Harris' neck but it will rob the left of their precious victim status. Perhaps there needs to be another torchlight parade, only rather than for Robert E. Lee it needs to be for the next white child that is slaughtered by another violent negro.

    Replies: @El Dato

    will Antifa and BLM become a liability at this point?

    “Issue a shutdown order and inform Lord Vader!”

    No longer ‘JUST AN IDEA’? With Trump on way out and Biden on way in, Portland mayor finally vows to ‘push back’ against Antifa

  134. @Stan Adams
    @Anon7

    I just heard from an acquaintance of mine who is participating in the protests. She is adamant that the guys who breached the Capitol are Antifa.

    She posted these:

    https://streamable.com/nltkxv
    https://streamable.com/s2t0qd

    Replies: @fnn, @El Dato

    Lots of people who look like Ottifants in there indeed.

    There are unmasked faces. I suppose 4chan will start analysis in the next hour or so.

  135. @Anon7
    @Anon7

    Even NBC News is now asking "Why aren't these people being arrested and questioned?" Other TikTok videos show police opening the gates into the Capitol building, and are now letting them out.

    This was planned and executed perfectly. I'm now listening to some bloviating fool - former SecDef Leon Panetta - on NBC talking about how the government has been taken over, as if the horned guy could grab Pelosi's gavel and pass laws. "Ice cream on Sunday for everyone!" Bang!

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @El Dato

    Thou shalt be under no uncertainty on where thou stand, dear peon:

    Dear Colleague to All Members on Continuation of the Joint Session of Congress

    Dear Colleague,

    Today, a shameful assault was made on our democracy. It was anointed at the highest level of government. It cannot, however, deter us from our responsibility to validate the election of Joe Biden.

    To that end, in consultation with Leader Hoyer and Whip Clyburn and after calls to the Pentagon, the Justice Department and the Vice President, we have decided we should proceed tonight at the Capitol once it is cleared for use. Leader Hoyer will be sending out more guidance later today.

    We always knew this responsibility would take us into the night. The night may still be long but we are hopeful for a shorter agenda, but our purpose will be accomplished.

    We also knew that we would be a part of history in a positive way, today, despite ill-founded objections to the Electoral College vote. We now will be part of history, as such a shameful picture of our country was put out to the world, instigated at the highest level.

    Today, January 6 – the Feast of Epiphany – let us pray that this instigation to violence will provide an epiphany for our country to heal.

    Members and staff should remain on the Capitol complex until they are notified by the United States Capitol Police.

    I look forward to seeing you later this evening, during this time of great sadness.

    Nancy

  136. @Morton's toes
    @Jack D

    I googled around and then realized I should just do my own which took about 15 minutes. The most laborious part was looking up all 50 (46) negro %'s. It is an interesting plot. If you use percentage versus murders per 100 000 for the units it is damn near perfect linear X = Y. Not quite. Zero negroes isn't zero murders. More like 2 per 100 000. Also it droops at the high end so you really need a curve if your scale is perfectly linear. Detroit is 83% negro and the murders are only 48.7 per 100 000. And the scatter is not that narrow. Apparently the negroes in Virginia Beach and Charlotte and Jacksonville (and New York and Boston) are peaceful on a statistical basis. But there is like no doubt about about it. More negroes is more murder though if you can find a plot like this with a google image search you are more clever than I.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Known Fact

    I am not that tech savvy when it comes to posting images but there must be some site where you can anonymously upload the graph as a jpg. Imgur perhaps?

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Jack D

    JackD - https://postimages.org/

  137. @Steve Sailer
    @CCZ

    There are a number of fairly famous cities like Trenton with high murder rates that don't make the top 200 in the country, in part because of population declines due to high murder rates. For example, Hartford is no longer in the top 200 cities in the country.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Joeygee, @Jack D

    in part because of population declines due to high murder rates

    I think you are pointing the arrow of causation in the wrong direction. Cities have high murder rates BECAUSE they are shitholes (pardon my French) populated only by the remaining dregs of society who are too dumb/unmotivated to get out, not vice versa. The businesses of downtown Trenton were burned in the 1968 riots following the assassination of MLK and never recovered from that. Trenton was once the china (pottery) manufacturing capital of the United States (in addition to being the state capital) but that’s all gone. There are a lot of state office buildings but most of the ghetto dwellers are not literate or diligent enough to hold down even a low qualification state job. You really have to see North Trenton (the ghettoest of the ghettos) to believe it. It’s really hard to believe that you are even in the US. Parts of Camden, NJ are like that too. It looks like the 3rd world crossed with a Victorian slum. Trenton has lost 1/3 of its population but it really should have lost most of it because there’s no good reason to live there.

  138. The blood on their hands is not their blood, so they don’t give a bleep.

  139. @John Johnson
    @black sea

    Didn’t you leave out the part about how it feels to know that white women prefer Men of Color?

    We would probably have fewer problems if that were actually true.

    The cities are filled with bitter White women that aren't attracted to the liberal man-children they hang around but they don't go out with Blacks or Hispanics either.

    Instead they go home to their cat and blame Trump for their problems.

    Oh but they love diversity cause they got tickets to Hamilton last year.

    Liberal White women are all waiting for Atticus Finch to ask them out.

    Replies: @SimpleSong

    Sadly, Atticus Finches are hard to come by these days. When women were admitted to professional schools en masse, they didn’t double the number of seats in law school, or the number of associate positions, so it got a bit harder for the young Mr. Finches of the world to get their start. Some more lost their law school slots to affirmative action cases, and they also got squeezed on the merit side by Asians. So no, not many Atticus Finches around to marry anymore, although I know a few, but they married Chinese girls, not white liberals (like they would have a generation ago.)

  140. @Known Fact
    Meanwhile RIP to one of the deans of fictional murder -- writer and co-creator William Link of Columbo fame, as well as Mannix and Murder She Wrote. Ah yes, the good old days when people painstakingly murdered each other for some logical reason like greed or lust.

    https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2020-12-29/columbo-murder-she-wrote-co-creator-william-link-dies

    A Columbo fan on radio is saying that the series was originally planned as a play but instead made a splash as a TV movie of the week.

    Replies: @black sea

    On You Tube, you can find an Archive of America interview with William Link. I found it pretty interesting.

    A sample:

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @black sea

    Thanks! Fascinating how these shows go through so many permutations before they ever reach the screen in the form we see.

  141. @black sea
    @Known Fact

    On You Tube, you can find an Archive of America interview with William Link. I found it pretty interesting.

    A sample:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9w26-OAC_A

    Replies: @Known Fact

    Thanks! Fascinating how these shows go through so many permutations before they ever reach the screen in the form we see.

  142. @Morton's toes
    @Jack D

    I googled around and then realized I should just do my own which took about 15 minutes. The most laborious part was looking up all 50 (46) negro %'s. It is an interesting plot. If you use percentage versus murders per 100 000 for the units it is damn near perfect linear X = Y. Not quite. Zero negroes isn't zero murders. More like 2 per 100 000. Also it droops at the high end so you really need a curve if your scale is perfectly linear. Detroit is 83% negro and the murders are only 48.7 per 100 000. And the scatter is not that narrow. Apparently the negroes in Virginia Beach and Charlotte and Jacksonville (and New York and Boston) are peaceful on a statistical basis. But there is like no doubt about about it. More negroes is more murder though if you can find a plot like this with a google image search you are more clever than I.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Known Fact

    Fascinating! Remember that Jacksonville is an unusual case because the city borders are drawn so loosely around the central core — by area it’s America’s biggest city I think, so there are a lot more relatively quiet suburban neighborhoods included and thus diluting the per capita crime numbers. St Louis in contrast gets big per capita numbers from a tight incorporation boundary as well as from being a murderous cesspool. If I recall correctly Kansas City is like Jax, a very loose boundary.

    I don’t know about VA Beach, is there a large military presence there that might affect the numbers? From watching the local crime news on my occasional stays near Charlotte that area seems hair-raisingly violent for a reasonably viable metropolis. And here in NY Negroes were actually becoming relatively irrelevant before The Summer of Floyd

  143. @utu
    @YetAnotherAnon

    There crazy people and bad people out there. I am not sure to what category Wolfgang Wodarg belongs but he is not a guy who deserves attention.


    https://www.nature.com/articles/nbt0310-182
    These events raise several issues. It is disturbing that a rogue politician with a good sense of the zeitgeist can create such mischief for the WHO and drug industry, despite virtually no evidence of wrongdoing. Wolfgang Wodarg was the prime mover behind the fake pandemic outcry. He is a physician and a self-proclaimed expert in lung disease, who left medical practice in 1994. Back in August 2009, early in the swine flu outbreak, he was already talking up the possible side-effects of the vaccine. Wodarg has a history of dubious positioning with respect to biotech. Back in 2005, for instance, he was responsible for a report to the European Parliament on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that called for stricter regulation of labeling, liability, good farming practice and GMO-free zones. The fact that the media continue to give credence to his kind ought to trouble the life science industry.
     

    German physician Wolfgang Wodarg claims the coronavirus is harmless.
    https://www.poynter.org/?ifcn_misinformation=german-physician-wolfgang-wodarg-claims-the-coronavirus-is-harmless
     

    Coronavirus: The dangerous misinformation of Wolfgang Wodarg March 20, 2020
    https://www.eesti.ca/coronavirus-the-dangerous-misinformation-of-wolfgang-wodarg-march-20-2020/article55866
     

    Replies: @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon

    You keep bringing up Wodarg’s personality/track record and ignore the reasonable (to a layman at any rate) scientific points being made in the submission to the EMA.

    (I have no objection to labeling of GMO foods btw, and I’m surprised that you consider it evidence against Wodarg, of whom I’d literally never heard til I saw his name on the EMA document. Let people make their own minds up about what food they want to buy. I’d like to see all products labeled with country of origin as well.)

  144. @Jack D
    @Morton's toes

    I am not that tech savvy when it comes to posting images but there must be some site where you can anonymously upload the graph as a jpg. Imgur perhaps?

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    • Thanks: Jack D
  145. So what would be the murder rate be for the US as a whole this year, something like 6.5/100k?

    This would suggest that Russia will finally decisively drop the US rate. (They had equalized at 5.0/100k in 2019).

    Not that this is any great achievement given their respective demographic composition, but still.

  146. @CCZ
    Regarding those smaller cities, Trenton, NJ, with a population of 83,000 (50% black and only 12% white) and number 374 on the list of the largest US cities, is one example of a city relatively small in size, but “big” for 2020 homicides.

    Trenton recorded 40 homicides in 2020, up from just 16 homicides in 2019 and 17 homicides in 2018.”

    Just a small 150% increase.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Hypnotoad666, @Hapalong Cassidy, @Bite Moi

    CCZ———Willie thump Willie doesn’t keep me up at night.

  147. @Steve Sailer
    @Russ

    St. Louis, which was the 4th biggest city in the US at the time of 1904 World's Fair now no longer makes the top 50 municipalities in population.

    But, I've got its murder count in my article, which you should read.

    Replies: @Russ, @AceDeuce

    Forget 1904 until now. How about Cleveland? As late as 1950, it was the 6th or 7th largest city in the U.S. It’s now 53rd.

    But if you want to talk 1900ish–In 1900, St Louis’s negro population was around 6 or 7%. In 1900 the negro population of Cleveland was below 1%–about the same percentage as NYC had in 1900. Even in 1920, post WWI, the negro population of Cleveland was 4%.

    By 1960 it was 29%.

    Now, as of 2020, non-hispanic whites–who were 98-99% of the city’s population in 1900, make up 33% of the population.

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