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Here are the CDC’s provisional per capita death rates by month through November 2021 (December won’t be available until next month) for homicides and motor vehicles:

Blacks are much more likely to die by homicide than anybody else, followed by American Indians. One interesting difference is that the great majority of black homicide deaths are from gunshots, while a substantial fraction of Indian homicide deaths remain by other means.

Summing up the first eleven months of the last four years, the (almost) annual rate of increase has been:

Change: First 11 months of: Black White Asian Hispanic American Indian
’19 vs ’18 4% -6% 8% 0% 3%
20 vs 19 35% 19% -1% 24% 21%
21 vs. 20 7% 1% 5% 13% -13%
21 vs 18 49% 12% 13% 40% 9%

So, black homicides are up 49% from 2018 to 2021, Hispanics up 40%, and the other three races in the 9%-13% range. That sounds like the “racial reckoning” at work.

Changes in Motor Vehicle per capita (not per mile) death rates have tended to correlate with changes in homicide rates during the Great Awokening. There might be a lot of reasons for this, but I’m guessing concerns about being stopped and searched by cops plays a sizable role both in likelihood of dangerous driving and in likelihood of carrying an illegal hand gun.

American Indians are notoriously dangerous drivers per capita, but blacks emerged from the pack in June 2020 to grab a solid hold on second place. Indians pulled away in 2021, but other groups seemed to be narrowing the gap with blacks in late 2021.

Change: First 11 months of: Black White Asian Hispanic American Indian
’19 vs ’18 0% -1% -3% -1% -11%
20 vs 19 27% 3% -9% 13% 1%
21 vs. 20 9% 9% 18% 16% 34%
21 vs 18 38% 10% 4% 30% 20%

Just as blacks have gotten 49% more likely to die by homicide from Jan-Nov 2018 to Jan-Nov 2021, they’ve gotten 38% more likely to die in motor vehicle accidents. Hispanics are up 40% in homicides and 30% in car crashes.

Perhaps less worry about racial profiling during the racial reckoning contributes to both?

 
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  1. If we did not have our “elites” absolute immigration insanity …
    … well and their let China build it and print money economic policy
    … well and their let’s have foreign wars and encourage others foreign policy

    … one might make the case that their racial grievance monitoring and destruction of the rule-of-law has brought to light that they are vile people, utterly unworthy of having any say in the nation they purport to lead.

    But alas, we already knew that.

    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
    @AnotherDad

    A.D,
    Of course the elites are vile people. I admire your enthusiasm for social separation, but I’m not sure how to bring that about.

    Steve, do these stats account for the rise in homicidal transgender drivers plowing through barricades to kill people?
    And just as importantly, will the NYT wring its hands over this - do men who dress like women have to drive like women? Is that part of the authentic experience now?

    Yahoo News used the pronoun “their” when describing the information from 38 year old Anthony Rodriguez . . .


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/marching-band-dives-safety-officer-180810670.html

  2. Did the black rate of killing whites increase?

    • Thanks: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Goatweed

    Probably, but I'm guessing not a huge amount. Mass shootings are up 2 or 3 times since Ferguson, but most of those are at black social events.

    Carjacking came back with masking, and that's a very scary crime.

  3. I think you mean more worry

  4. I have no questions about the blax.
    I’ll let others comment on them this time.

    I don’t live where there are a significant number of American Indians.
    Is DUI a stereotypical crime for them? Or just general bad driving?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Joe Magarac

    18th Century stereotypes about Indians and liquor remain sadly true.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Kratoklastes

  5. Move at the reservations to Alaska and watch the NA rate plummet.

    • Replies: @Craig Nelsen
    @Mike Tre


    Move at the reservations to Alaska and watch the NA rate plummet.
     
    Why would they?
  6. @Joe Magarac
    I have no questions about the blax.
    I'll let others comment on them this time.

    I don't live where there are a significant number of American Indians.
    Is DUI a stereotypical crime for them? Or just general bad driving?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    18th Century stereotypes about Indians and liquor remain sadly true.

    • Thanks: Joe Magarac
    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Steve Sailer

    Hitchhiking on the Navajo reservation, I found many drivers had beer in their pickup trucks and offered it to me. Some of them were stinking drunk already and I declined rides. That was back in the late 1970s, though, so maybe the entire world has changed since then. It certainly seems to have, but I doubt this one detail has. (PS: I quite liked the Navajos anyway.)

    Replies: @Craig Nelsen, @Reg Cæsar, @nebulafox

    , @Kratoklastes
    @Steve Sailer

    It seems that (hard) alcohol messes with pretty much any culture on first contact. Even wypipo, if their culture doesn't have a good 'analogy'.

    The [proto-]German tribes had a form of beer, but they went apeshit for wine when they first encountered Rome; Gibbon expatiates -


    Strong beer, a liquor extracted with very little art from wheat or barley, and corrupted (as it is strongly expressed by Tacitus) into a certain semblance of wine, was sufficient for the gross purposes of German debauchery. But those who had tasted the rich wines of Italy, and afterwards of Gaul, sighed for that more delicious species of intoxication. They attempted not, however, (as has since been executed with so much success,) to naturalize the vine on the banks of the Rhine and Danube; nor did they endeavor to procure by industry the materials of an advantageous commerce. To solicit by labor what might be ravished by arms, was esteemed unworthy of the German spirit. 33 The intemperate thirst of strong liquors often urged the barbarians to invade the provinces on which art or nature had bestowed those much envied presents. The Tuscan who betrayed his country to the Celtic nations, attracted them into Italy by the prospect of the rich fruits and delicious wines, the productions of a happier climate.

    Gibbon, "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire", Book I, Chapter IX: State Of Germany Until The Barbarians.—Part II.
     
    Roman wine at the time ran to between 15% and 20% alc/vol, so it was some pretty strong firewater - far too strong to be handled by the lazy, stupid primitives of what eventually became Germany.

    And when they got good and likkered-up, the [proto-]Krauts set to stealin' anything that wasn't tied down - since they only had the most primitive notion of property ownership because they were pretty much savages.

    Folks need to understand: this was in the first couple of centuries of the current era (1900ya) - a time when there had been advanced trade-and-conquest-based civilisations in Egypt, Turkey, Syria and throughout the Levant and Mediterranean for upwards of 2000 years... the [proto-]Krauts still hadn't mastered weaving, except for shitful-quality coarse linen that Romans thought laughable.

    Replies: @Twinkie

  7. @Goatweed
    Did the black rate of killing whites increase?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Probably, but I’m guessing not a huge amount. Mass shootings are up 2 or 3 times since Ferguson, but most of those are at black social events.

    Carjacking came back with masking, and that’s a very scary crime.

    • Thanks: Goatweed
  8. Sorta OT so I apologize, but a mood came over me and I just couldn’t resist…..

    For your dining and dancing pleasure, I herewith submit the Greatest Rock Concert in History:

    Tastes vary naturally, and you’re free to disagree. Just be advised that if you do disagree, you’ll discover that I’m one of those rare individuals who owns both nuclear weapons and precision tracking systems.

    • Thanks: Buzz Mohawk
    • Replies: @Anon
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I saw The Talking Heads at Poplar Creek, just outside Chicago, in 1983. Pretty fun concert.

    Replies: @ngzax

    , @Craig Nelsen
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Talking Heads in Rome:

    The audience seems to be entirely male. Tina Weymouth effect?

    Remember how jaded we felt? LOL

    As Lily Tomlin put it around the same time: No matter how cynical I become, I can't keep up.

    Thank God we had no idea how very very far yet we had to go. We would have collapsed there and then from exhaustion.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  9. Are Hispanics safer drivers than whites, or is it just that they have fewer vehicles?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Reg Cæsar

    No, they love cars and they drive los caballos mecánicos. One of them ran a red light and slammed into my wife's Mercedes and drove off. Hilariously, his license plate fell off in the middle of the intersection, so he was arrested a few miles away. It turned out his driver's license was suspended and he didn't even own the car. Some asshole he was working for in Greenwich did. I sued with a vengeance and won the maximum payout from the actual car owner's policy, $75,000. Cha-ching, asshole.

    Replies: @tyrone, @europeasant

    , @Steve Sailer
    @Reg Cæsar

    I have data from a number of years ago saying whites drive the most miles per capita, but I don't have that kind of data for recent years, so this is per capita.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @J.Ross
    @Reg Cæsar

    Depends if you're asking Ron. Remember, liberty was secured for much of our Pacific forces because a Mexican in an American uniform drove drunk on the wrong side of a Japanese highway.
    -------
    Really incoherent article from New York magazine, very difficult to read; it's tempting to accuse the writer of being a teenager except a teenager would probably be clearer. I am only aware of it because the Best of Journalism newsletter (which doesn't know how to archive) accidentally included it. It describes a high school student, one Diego, who is very very clumsily and slowly revealed to be black, and has friends and a "beautiful girlfriend," as "cancelled," so the writer doesn't know what "cancelled" means. If you see this gibberish article recommended to you I suggest avoiding it in favor of an article about Sumerian mythology.

  10. @Steve Sailer
    @Joe Magarac

    18th Century stereotypes about Indians and liquor remain sadly true.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Kratoklastes

    Hitchhiking on the Navajo reservation, I found many drivers had beer in their pickup trucks and offered it to me. Some of them were stinking drunk already and I declined rides. That was back in the late 1970s, though, so maybe the entire world has changed since then. It certainly seems to have, but I doubt this one detail has. (PS: I quite liked the Navajos anyway.)

    • Replies: @Craig Nelsen
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Hitchhiking on the Navajo reservation,
     
    The entire northeast quadrant of the state of Arizona is reservation land, and Arizona is a huge state. It is number six in sq miles just behind number five New Mexico, much of whose northwest quadrant is part of the same reservation, IIRC. Anyway, there are vast areas that are flat and featureless--no trees, no buildings, no fences-- nothing but sky, earth, and a highway in a straight line bisecting it. You'll be speeding along for an hour through that and then you pass a guy walking along the side of the highway and it dawns on you about another 45 mins down the same highway through the same landscape--where the fuck was that guy walking to? And from?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Hitchhiking on the Navajo reservation, I found many drivers had beer in their pickup trucks and offered it to me. Some of them were stinking drunk already and I declined rides.
     
    Did you have to adjust your watch every few miles?



    https://cronkitenews.asu.edu/assets/images/12/03/09-daylight-map-inside.jpg



    What time is it? In Arizona, it depends on where you’re standing
    , @nebulafox
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Alcohol can be as addictive and ultimately fatal as any hard drug, as you and I are both viscerally aware of from experiences in our own lives/with our own families.

    Also, have to plug this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaHbTnA3qSA

    Man, I can't think of a more refreshing middle finger to the geist of our HR/schoolmarm age than bringing these two back. My father would occasionally make jokes about this show-which my mother *hated*-that flew over my head for a long time as a kid, being too young to remember anything about the 1990s.

    (Anybody else think that Mike Judge would easily win the White House in a landslide? Certainly a saner choice than our current political establishment.)

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/arts-entertainment/mike-judge-beavis-and-butt-head-return/

    All checks out to me, that Texan lack of inhibition-Highland obviously being a ripoff of Midland. For better or for worse-and I think modern America proves there's more better than worse in that. Life is a ticking death sentence, and safety-ism will kill us all quicker.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

  11. @Reg Cæsar
    Are Hispanics safer drivers than whites, or is it just that they have fewer vehicles?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Steve Sailer, @J.Ross

    No, they love cars and they drive los caballos mecánicos. One of them ran a red light and slammed into my wife’s Mercedes and drove off. Hilariously, his license plate fell off in the middle of the intersection, so he was arrested a few miles away. It turned out his driver’s license was suspended and he didn’t even own the car. Some asshole he was working for in Greenwich did. I sued with a vengeance and won the maximum payout from the actual car owner’s policy, \$75,000. Cha-ching, asshole.

    • Replies: @tyrone
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Criminy , we await the autobiography....."the life and times of Buzz Mohawk". a page turner.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    , @europeasant
    @Buzz Mohawk

    A (drunk) Mexican crashed into my son's car and totally destroyed it. Luckily my son was not in the car as it was parked. The crash stunned the Mexican and the police were able to arrest him before he came to his senses. It turns out he was driving his cousins Chevy Silverado (2001) and no license or insurance. This was at 2 AM in the morning. He crossed the street and crashed. On the south and west sides of Chicago I will guess that 25% of the black and brown drivers have no Insurance or licenses to drive. Stay out of those areas, especially after the sun goes down.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

  12. @Reg Cæsar
    Are Hispanics safer drivers than whites, or is it just that they have fewer vehicles?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Steve Sailer, @J.Ross

    I have data from a number of years ago saying whites drive the most miles per capita, but I don’t have that kind of data for recent years, so this is per capita.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Steve Sailer

    And they seem exuberant when doing it, too.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/abortion-protestor-truck-roe-wade-b2109286.html?amp

  13. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Sorta OT so I apologize, but a mood came over me and I just couldn't resist.....


    For your dining and dancing pleasure, I herewith submit the Greatest Rock Concert in History:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOirHv4wOv4

    Tastes vary naturally, and you're free to disagree. Just be advised that if you do disagree, you'll discover that I'm one of those rare individuals who owns both nuclear weapons and precision tracking systems.

    Replies: @Anon, @Craig Nelsen

    I saw The Talking Heads at Poplar Creek, just outside Chicago, in 1983. Pretty fun concert.

    • Replies: @ngzax
    @Anon

    i was there too. probably best concert in my life.

  14. @Steve Sailer
    @Joe Magarac

    18th Century stereotypes about Indians and liquor remain sadly true.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Kratoklastes

    It seems that (hard) alcohol messes with pretty much any culture on first contact. Even wypipo, if their culture doesn’t have a good ‘analogy’.

    The [proto-]German tribes had a form of beer, but they went apeshit for wine when they first encountered Rome; Gibbon expatiates –

    Strong beer, a liquor extracted with very little art from wheat or barley, and corrupted (as it is strongly expressed by Tacitus) into a certain semblance of wine, was sufficient for the gross purposes of German debauchery. But those who had tasted the rich wines of Italy, and afterwards of Gaul, sighed for that more delicious species of intoxication. They attempted not, however, (as has since been executed with so much success,) to naturalize the vine on the banks of the Rhine and Danube; nor did they endeavor to procure by industry the materials of an advantageous commerce. To solicit by labor what might be ravished by arms, was esteemed unworthy of the German spirit. 33 The intemperate thirst of strong liquors often urged the barbarians to invade the provinces on which art or nature had bestowed those much envied presents. The Tuscan who betrayed his country to the Celtic nations, attracted them into Italy by the prospect of the rich fruits and delicious wines, the productions of a happier climate.

    Gibbon, “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire“, Book I, Chapter IX: State Of Germany Until The Barbarians.—Part II.

    Roman wine at the time ran to between 15% and 20% alc/vol, so it was some pretty strong firewater – far too strong to be handled by the lazy, stupid primitives of what eventually became Germany.

    And when they got good and likkered-up, the [proto-]Krauts set to stealin’ anything that wasn’t tied down – since they only had the most primitive notion of property ownership because they were pretty much savages.

    Folks need to understand: this was in the first couple of centuries of the current era (1900ya) – a time when there had been advanced trade-and-conquest-based civilisations in Egypt, Turkey, Syria and throughout the Levant and Mediterranean for upwards of 2000 years… the [proto-]Krauts still hadn’t mastered weaving, except for shitful-quality coarse linen that Romans thought laughable.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Kratoklastes


    Roman wine at the time ran to between 15% and 20% alc/vol, so it was some pretty strong firewater – far too strong to be handled by the lazy, stupid primitives of what eventually became Germany.
     
    The Romans did not drink their wines straight - they diluted it.* They lamented, though, the barbarians were foolish enough to drink it straight.

    *Sweetners were also added in large quantities - honey was often used, but so was… lead!
  15. @Mike Tre
    Move at the reservations to Alaska and watch the NA rate plummet.

    Replies: @Craig Nelsen

    Move at the reservations to Alaska and watch the NA rate plummet.

    Why would they?

  16. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Sorta OT so I apologize, but a mood came over me and I just couldn't resist.....


    For your dining and dancing pleasure, I herewith submit the Greatest Rock Concert in History:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOirHv4wOv4

    Tastes vary naturally, and you're free to disagree. Just be advised that if you do disagree, you'll discover that I'm one of those rare individuals who owns both nuclear weapons and precision tracking systems.

    Replies: @Anon, @Craig Nelsen

    Talking Heads in Rome:

    The audience seems to be entirely male. Tina Weymouth effect?

    Remember how jaded we felt? LOL

    As Lily Tomlin put it around the same time: No matter how cynical I become, I can’t keep up.

    Thank God we had no idea how very very far yet we had to go. We would have collapsed there and then from exhaustion.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Craig Nelsen

    Yeah, this concert is definitely the Tina Weymouth Superstar Power Hour. Even David Byrne and Busta Jones can't crack her act. When she takes off her leather jacket, it's legendary. Her insane duet with the madman Adrian Belew, where she climbs on top of the Marshall stacks, is beyond belief.

    Chris Frantz is one lucky-ass mofo, I'll say that much.

  17. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Steve Sailer

    Hitchhiking on the Navajo reservation, I found many drivers had beer in their pickup trucks and offered it to me. Some of them were stinking drunk already and I declined rides. That was back in the late 1970s, though, so maybe the entire world has changed since then. It certainly seems to have, but I doubt this one detail has. (PS: I quite liked the Navajos anyway.)

    Replies: @Craig Nelsen, @Reg Cæsar, @nebulafox

    Hitchhiking on the Navajo reservation,

    The entire northeast quadrant of the state of Arizona is reservation land, and Arizona is a huge state. It is number six in sq miles just behind number five New Mexico, much of whose northwest quadrant is part of the same reservation, IIRC. Anyway, there are vast areas that are flat and featureless–no trees, no buildings, no fences– nothing but sky, earth, and a highway in a straight line bisecting it. You’ll be speeding along for an hour through that and then you pass a guy walking along the side of the highway and it dawns on you about another 45 mins down the same highway through the same landscape–where the fuck was that guy walking to? And from?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Craig Nelsen

    Well if it was me walking along that road 44 years ago and you were nice you would have given me a ride.

    Then when I got a little older and had a fast car I discovered I could blast 120 mph along those same stretches of road and nobody would bother me.

  18. @Craig Nelsen
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Hitchhiking on the Navajo reservation,
     
    The entire northeast quadrant of the state of Arizona is reservation land, and Arizona is a huge state. It is number six in sq miles just behind number five New Mexico, much of whose northwest quadrant is part of the same reservation, IIRC. Anyway, there are vast areas that are flat and featureless--no trees, no buildings, no fences-- nothing but sky, earth, and a highway in a straight line bisecting it. You'll be speeding along for an hour through that and then you pass a guy walking along the side of the highway and it dawns on you about another 45 mins down the same highway through the same landscape--where the fuck was that guy walking to? And from?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Well if it was me walking along that road 44 years ago and you were nice you would have given me a ride.

    Then when I got a little older and had a fast car I discovered I could blast 120 mph along those same stretches of road and nobody would bother me.

  19. @Reg Cæsar
    Are Hispanics safer drivers than whites, or is it just that they have fewer vehicles?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Steve Sailer, @J.Ross

    Depends if you’re asking Ron. Remember, liberty was secured for much of our Pacific forces because a Mexican in an American uniform drove drunk on the wrong side of a Japanese highway.
    ——-
    Really incoherent article from New York magazine, very difficult to read; it’s tempting to accuse the writer of being a teenager except a teenager would probably be clearer. I am only aware of it because the Best of Journalism newsletter (which doesn’t know how to archive) accidentally included it. It describes a high school student, one Diego, who is very very clumsily and slowly revealed to be black, and has friends and a “beautiful girlfriend,” as “cancelled,” so the writer doesn’t know what “cancelled” means. If you see this gibberish article recommended to you I suggest avoiding it in favor of an article about Sumerian mythology.

  20. @Kratoklastes
    @Steve Sailer

    It seems that (hard) alcohol messes with pretty much any culture on first contact. Even wypipo, if their culture doesn't have a good 'analogy'.

    The [proto-]German tribes had a form of beer, but they went apeshit for wine when they first encountered Rome; Gibbon expatiates -


    Strong beer, a liquor extracted with very little art from wheat or barley, and corrupted (as it is strongly expressed by Tacitus) into a certain semblance of wine, was sufficient for the gross purposes of German debauchery. But those who had tasted the rich wines of Italy, and afterwards of Gaul, sighed for that more delicious species of intoxication. They attempted not, however, (as has since been executed with so much success,) to naturalize the vine on the banks of the Rhine and Danube; nor did they endeavor to procure by industry the materials of an advantageous commerce. To solicit by labor what might be ravished by arms, was esteemed unworthy of the German spirit. 33 The intemperate thirst of strong liquors often urged the barbarians to invade the provinces on which art or nature had bestowed those much envied presents. The Tuscan who betrayed his country to the Celtic nations, attracted them into Italy by the prospect of the rich fruits and delicious wines, the productions of a happier climate.

    Gibbon, "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire", Book I, Chapter IX: State Of Germany Until The Barbarians.—Part II.
     
    Roman wine at the time ran to between 15% and 20% alc/vol, so it was some pretty strong firewater - far too strong to be handled by the lazy, stupid primitives of what eventually became Germany.

    And when they got good and likkered-up, the [proto-]Krauts set to stealin' anything that wasn't tied down - since they only had the most primitive notion of property ownership because they were pretty much savages.

    Folks need to understand: this was in the first couple of centuries of the current era (1900ya) - a time when there had been advanced trade-and-conquest-based civilisations in Egypt, Turkey, Syria and throughout the Levant and Mediterranean for upwards of 2000 years... the [proto-]Krauts still hadn't mastered weaving, except for shitful-quality coarse linen that Romans thought laughable.

    Replies: @Twinkie

    Roman wine at the time ran to between 15% and 20% alc/vol, so it was some pretty strong firewater – far too strong to be handled by the lazy, stupid primitives of what eventually became Germany.

    The Romans did not drink their wines straight – they diluted it.* They lamented, though, the barbarians were foolish enough to drink it straight.

    *Sweetners were also added in large quantities – honey was often used, but so was… lead!

  21. OT — Gruesome tranny details in this opinion piece.
    https://archive.ph/OHAJh

  22. OT:

    Minnesotans are cancelling Shakespeare now, namely this re-imagined version of Taming of the Shrew:

    The production was adapted and directed by Lisa Wolpe, who took a gender-switched, multiracial approach to the piece, which is not often staged because of its violence and gender politics (some productions have addressed this by, for instance, casting women in all of the roles). Wolpe’s plan was to reframe the dynamics of the play, casting a Black man as the character usually called Kate (renamed Kat) and a woman as Petruchio (renamed Petruchia).

    https://www.startribune.com/winona-company-calls-off-controversial-taming-of-the-shrew/600184176/

    This exchange appeared in the comments:

    -How about stick to the original script? Problem solved, snowflakes.

    -Have you READ the original script? Or seen it performed? It is basically impossible to perform this play for a modern audience.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Grumpy

    Not far away in Mankato, I saw a production of Machiavelli's The Mandrake ten years ago. It dealt with sperm "donation", of all things, and during a marriage amendment campaign, no less.

    It was played rather straight. Shakespeare never is anymore.

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @J.Ross

  23. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Steve Sailer

    Hitchhiking on the Navajo reservation, I found many drivers had beer in their pickup trucks and offered it to me. Some of them were stinking drunk already and I declined rides. That was back in the late 1970s, though, so maybe the entire world has changed since then. It certainly seems to have, but I doubt this one detail has. (PS: I quite liked the Navajos anyway.)

    Replies: @Craig Nelsen, @Reg Cæsar, @nebulafox

    Hitchhiking on the Navajo reservation, I found many drivers had beer in their pickup trucks and offered it to me. Some of them were stinking drunk already and I declined rides.

    Did you have to adjust your watch every few miles?

    What time is it? In Arizona, it depends on where you’re standing

  24. OT — Former CIA guy says that the US lost, badly and completely, in the Ukraine.
    https://grahamefuller.com/some-hard-thoughts-about-post-ukraine/

  25. @Grumpy
    OT:

    Minnesotans are cancelling Shakespeare now, namely this re-imagined version of Taming of the Shrew:

    The production was adapted and directed by Lisa Wolpe, who took a gender-switched, multiracial approach to the piece, which is not often staged because of its violence and gender politics (some productions have addressed this by, for instance, casting women in all of the roles). Wolpe's plan was to reframe the dynamics of the play, casting a Black man as the character usually called Kate (renamed Kat) and a woman as Petruchio (renamed Petruchia).
     
    https://www.startribune.com/winona-company-calls-off-controversial-taming-of-the-shrew/600184176/

    This exchange appeared in the comments:

    -How about stick to the original script? Problem solved, snowflakes.

    -Have you READ the original script? Or seen it performed? It is basically impossible to perform this play for a modern audience.
     

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Not far away in Mankato, I saw a production of Machiavelli’s The Mandrake ten years ago. It dealt with sperm “donation”, of all things, and during a marriage amendment campaign, no less.

    It was played rather straight. Shakespeare never is anymore.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Reg Cæsar

    Years ago I corresponded online with a guy who sent me a bunch of TV shows taped off of KEYC. He lived in northern Iowa some 50 miles south of Mankato. (Evidently the station had a good signal.) I know the exact location but I won’t say it here.

    My father was born and raised in a small town not too terribly far from Duluth.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar

    , @J.Ross
    @Reg Cæsar

    A play of Machiavelli's which I have read, Belfagor, or the devil who took a wife, is solidly anti-marriage: the protagonist is able to exorcise the devil by convincing him that his wife is approaching. Did Machiavelli write any pro-marriage material?

  26. Comparing the Black/White homicide death rates per capita is very interesting. It went from approx 24/4 or 6 to 1 to about 35/4 or about 9 to 1. Maybe it will slip down a bit to 8 to 1 but that is still a big increase in the ratio.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Peter Johnson

    'Comparing the Black/White homicide death rates per capita is very interesting. It went from approx 24/4 or 6 to 1 to about 35/4 or about 9 to 1. Maybe it will slip down a bit to 8 to 1 but that is still a big increase in the ratio.'

    Blacks require strict and constant policing. Let up on that, and the results are predictable.

  27. @Reg Cæsar
    @Grumpy

    Not far away in Mankato, I saw a production of Machiavelli's The Mandrake ten years ago. It dealt with sperm "donation", of all things, and during a marriage amendment campaign, no less.

    It was played rather straight. Shakespeare never is anymore.

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @J.Ross

    Years ago I corresponded online with a guy who sent me a bunch of TV shows taped off of KEYC. He lived in northern Iowa some 50 miles south of Mankato. (Evidently the station had a good signal.) I know the exact location but I won’t say it here.

    My father was born and raised in a small town not too terribly far from Duluth.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Stan Adams

    "My father was born and raised in a small town not too terribly far from Duluth."

    Your father's Bob Dylan?

    Cool.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    , @J.Ross
    @Stan Adams

    How accurate is the Gore Vidal novel?

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Stan Adams


    He lived in northern Iowa some 50 miles south of Mankato. (Evidently the station had a good signal.) I know the exact location but I won’t say it here.
     
    Occasionally there is an accurate headline, "Manly man marries Fertile woman". Or so it is said. The Mason City Globe Gazette did a story on it about 15 years ago, but you have to be a subscriber to read it.

    But the phenomenon is real, headline or not:


    https://www.newspapers.com/clip/26178396/globe-gazette/
  28. Anonymous[379] • Disclaimer says:

    Totally OT for Steve: a discussion including “The Only Autogynephile.” Video description:

    Debbie Hayton is a physicist and columnist from the UK. She began transitioning in 2012 and had sexual reasignment surgery in 2016. Shortly thereafter Debbie came to accept that she did not have a female brain in a male body, but was instead motivated by a very male, and somewhat unusual, sexuality known as autogynephilia.

    Video URL: https://youtu.be/PsSGynubY1A

    • Replies: @fish
    @Anonymous

    … Shortly thereafter Debbie came to accept that she did not have a female brain in a male body, but was instead motivated by a very male, and somewhat unusual, sexuality known as autogynephilia.


    Maybe she should have done some research before taking the plunge…

  29. @Reg Cæsar
    @Grumpy

    Not far away in Mankato, I saw a production of Machiavelli's The Mandrake ten years ago. It dealt with sperm "donation", of all things, and during a marriage amendment campaign, no less.

    It was played rather straight. Shakespeare never is anymore.

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @J.Ross

    A play of Machiavelli’s which I have read, Belfagor, or the devil who took a wife, is solidly anti-marriage: the protagonist is able to exorcise the devil by convincing him that his wife is approaching. Did Machiavelli write any pro-marriage material?

  30. @Stan Adams
    @Reg Cæsar

    Years ago I corresponded online with a guy who sent me a bunch of TV shows taped off of KEYC. He lived in northern Iowa some 50 miles south of Mankato. (Evidently the station had a good signal.) I know the exact location but I won’t say it here.

    My father was born and raised in a small town not too terribly far from Duluth.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar

    “My father was born and raised in a small town not too terribly far from Duluth.”

    Your father’s Bob Dylan?

    Cool.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Steve Sailer

    I wish.

  31. @Steve Sailer
    @Stan Adams

    "My father was born and raised in a small town not too terribly far from Duluth."

    Your father's Bob Dylan?

    Cool.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    I wish.

  32. Steve, here is an interesting test of Sailers Law . . .

    A trail ride (horses not motorcycles) in East Texas. 5 shot at the after-party.

    https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEEoPz3N2o8YpxNa_JmPiNH8qMwgEKioIACIQu2YVIa5aKxZqUl01E0f4wioUCAoiELtmFSGuWisWalJdNRNH-MIw3NPIBw?uo=CAUiANIBAA&hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen

  33. Another new normal which is more significant to Americans is the rapid decline of the white population. The White population declined 1.2 million last year as white deaths exceeded 3 million for the second straight year. The new normal began in 2012 when white deaths first exceeded white births.

    Over the next decade the US white population will decline at an annual rate of 1.2 million. White deaths will remain above 3 million per year and white births below 1.8 million per year. As the white population declines the non-white increases at an annual rate of 2 million per year due to a combination of births and immigration.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    The decline should be more pronounced in the years 2025-2044 as it is 80 years after the largest increase.

  34. @Anonymous
    Totally OT for Steve: a discussion including "The Only Autogynephile." Video description:

    Debbie Hayton is a physicist and columnist from the UK. She began transitioning in 2012 and had sexual reasignment surgery in 2016. Shortly thereafter Debbie came to accept that she did not have a female brain in a male body, but was instead motivated by a very male, and somewhat unusual, sexuality known as autogynephilia.
     
    Video URL: https://youtu.be/PsSGynubY1A

    Replies: @fish

    … Shortly thereafter Debbie came to accept that she did not have a female brain in a male body, but was instead motivated by a very male, and somewhat unusual, sexuality known as autogynephilia.

    Maybe she should have done some research before taking the plunge…

  35. @Stan Adams
    @Reg Cæsar

    Years ago I corresponded online with a guy who sent me a bunch of TV shows taped off of KEYC. He lived in northern Iowa some 50 miles south of Mankato. (Evidently the station had a good signal.) I know the exact location but I won’t say it here.

    My father was born and raised in a small town not too terribly far from Duluth.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar

    How accurate is the Gore Vidal novel?

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @J.Ross

    The flying saucers are a constant irritation.

  36. Asian women are for the most part awful drivers

  37. i don’t believe the official numbers for mexican car crash deaths, unless they only count citizens and don’t count illegals. anybody who’s lived in the southwest would agree. anybody who’s actually driven in mexico would chuckle at the purported numbers in the chart. yeah right.

    i remember when El Busho was trying to get mexican truckers a free pass to deliver freight straight from mexico to any destination in the US. LOL at this idea. thankfully smarter people shut down that crazy idea.

  38. @Craig Nelsen
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Talking Heads in Rome:

    The audience seems to be entirely male. Tina Weymouth effect?

    Remember how jaded we felt? LOL

    As Lily Tomlin put it around the same time: No matter how cynical I become, I can't keep up.

    Thank God we had no idea how very very far yet we had to go. We would have collapsed there and then from exhaustion.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Yeah, this concert is definitely the Tina Weymouth Superstar Power Hour. Even David Byrne and Busta Jones can’t crack her act. When she takes off her leather jacket, it’s legendary. Her insane duet with the madman Adrian Belew, where she climbs on top of the Marshall stacks, is beyond belief.

    Chris Frantz is one lucky-ass mofo, I’ll say that much.

  39. I wonder how much the stats for Indians vary from tribe to tribe; for, say, Sioux versus Pueblo Indians.

    It’s always struck me as indefensible to treat North American Indians — the inhabitants of an entire continent — as a monolithic bloc. It makes no more sense than conflating Irishmen and Armenians. Moreover, just my casual observations suggest there’s enormous variation. The Indians in one area are just sort of…non-white. In another, they appear to be seriously fucked up.

    Then too, aside from the variation in the original cultures, there’s been an enormous variation in cultural experience. For example, my understanding is that the Indians around here are the descendants of those who hid in the hills rather than allow themselves to be packed off to the reservation. Well, the south end of the county never was all that densely settled, and over the years, they seem to have merged with what white settlers there were; became ranch hands and such. Now, of course they find it advantageous to realize they’re Indians after all — but when you meet some, they’re just mechanics with ruddy complexions. That differs from ye olde Sioux freezing to death in a ditch, inebriated in February, or ______’s relentlessly molesting their own daughters.

    I’m not convinced it’s valid to generalize about American Indians at all. Sure, one can compose statistics for the population as a whole — but do they imply anything at all about any specific Indian group?

  40. @Peter Johnson
    Comparing the Black/White homicide death rates per capita is very interesting. It went from approx 24/4 or 6 to 1 to about 35/4 or about 9 to 1. Maybe it will slip down a bit to 8 to 1 but that is still a big increase in the ratio.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘Comparing the Black/White homicide death rates per capita is very interesting. It went from approx 24/4 or 6 to 1 to about 35/4 or about 9 to 1. Maybe it will slip down a bit to 8 to 1 but that is still a big increase in the ratio.’

    Blacks require strict and constant policing. Let up on that, and the results are predictable.

  41. Another shooting for Steve’s analysis

    https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/downtown-atlanta-subway-shooting-mayo-fight

    Maybe Steve should save up all the stories about shootings and have a shootings of the week column much like his Taki column. So much for an armed society being a police society.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Guest007

    Blacks are terrible at de-escalating conflict. I'd tell them to read Rudyard Kipling but what do dead white imperialists know.

    Kaa

    Anger is the egg of Fear--
    Only lidless eyes see clear.
    Cobra-poison none may leech--
    Even so with Cobra-speech.
    Open talk shall call to thee
    Strength, whose mate is Courtesy...

    , @J.Ross
    @Guest007

    Government employees should be banned in light of revelations about the establishment's desire to start a ministry of truth.

  42. @J.Ross
    @Stan Adams

    How accurate is the Gore Vidal novel?

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    The flying saucers are a constant irritation.

    • LOL: J.Ross
  43. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Steve Sailer

    Hitchhiking on the Navajo reservation, I found many drivers had beer in their pickup trucks and offered it to me. Some of them were stinking drunk already and I declined rides. That was back in the late 1970s, though, so maybe the entire world has changed since then. It certainly seems to have, but I doubt this one detail has. (PS: I quite liked the Navajos anyway.)

    Replies: @Craig Nelsen, @Reg Cæsar, @nebulafox

    Alcohol can be as addictive and ultimately fatal as any hard drug, as you and I are both viscerally aware of from experiences in our own lives/with our own families.

    Also, have to plug this:

    Man, I can’t think of a more refreshing middle finger to the geist of our HR/schoolmarm age than bringing these two back. My father would occasionally make jokes about this show-which my mother *hated*-that flew over my head for a long time as a kid, being too young to remember anything about the 1990s.

    (Anybody else think that Mike Judge would easily win the White House in a landslide? Certainly a saner choice than our current political establishment.)

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/arts-entertainment/mike-judge-beavis-and-butt-head-return/

    All checks out to me, that Texan lack of inhibition-Highland obviously being a ripoff of Midland. For better or for worse-and I think modern America proves there’s more better than worse in that. Life is a ticking death sentence, and safety-ism will kill us all quicker.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @nebulafox

    I was going to click the "Thanks" button for this, but no, I really want to thank you, so "thanks."

    Before Beavis and Butthead, there was South Park. (I know, not quite the same.) Co-creator Trey Parker went to my high school, and lots of little details come from my home town. I just have to write that because here my ego depends on sharing little shit like that -- to make me feel like my life is important and I'm still cool. Periodically someone calls me out for this.

    The damage done by alcoholic parents is beyond anything anybody complains about these days. There is no media/government/empire/powers for we whose mothers drunkenly turned against us when we were ten, whose fathers beat us with belts when we were five. There is no Antifa, no BLM to riot for us. You and I would be justified if we just decided to burn it all down and go away, but we are better than that.

    Salutations.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Buzz Mohawk

  44. @Guest007
    Another shooting for Steve's analysis

    https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/downtown-atlanta-subway-shooting-mayo-fight

    Maybe Steve should save up all the stories about shootings and have a shootings of the week column much like his Taki column. So much for an armed society being a police society.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic, @J.Ross

    Blacks are terrible at de-escalating conflict. I’d tell them to read Rudyard Kipling but what do dead white imperialists know.

    Kaa

    Anger is the egg of Fear–
    Only lidless eyes see clear.
    Cobra-poison none may leech–
    Even so with Cobra-speech.
    Open talk shall call to thee
    Strength, whose mate is Courtesy…

  45. @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    Another new normal which is more significant to Americans is the rapid decline of the white population. The White population declined 1.2 million last year as white deaths exceeded 3 million for the second straight year. The new normal began in 2012 when white deaths first exceeded white births.

    Over the next decade the US white population will decline at an annual rate of 1.2 million. White deaths will remain above 3 million per year and white births below 1.8 million per year. As the white population declines the non-white increases at an annual rate of 2 million per year due to a combination of births and immigration.

    Replies: @epebble

    The decline should be more pronounced in the years 2025-2044 as it is 80 years after the largest increase.

  46. @AnotherDad
    If we did not have our "elites" absolute immigration insanity ...
    ... well and their let China build it and print money economic policy
    ... well and their let's have foreign wars and encourage others foreign policy

    ... one might make the case that their racial grievance monitoring and destruction of the rule-of-law has brought to light that they are vile people, utterly unworthy of having any say in the nation they purport to lead.

    But alas, we already knew that.

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe

    A.D,
    Of course the elites are vile people. I admire your enthusiasm for social separation, but I’m not sure how to bring that about.

    Steve, do these stats account for the rise in homicidal transgender drivers plowing through barricades to kill people?
    And just as importantly, will the NYT wring its hands over this – do men who dress like women have to drive like women? Is that part of the authentic experience now?

    Yahoo News used the pronoun “their” when describing the information from 38 year old Anthony Rodriguez . . .

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/marching-band-dives-safety-officer-180810670.html

  47. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Reg Cæsar

    No, they love cars and they drive los caballos mecánicos. One of them ran a red light and slammed into my wife's Mercedes and drove off. Hilariously, his license plate fell off in the middle of the intersection, so he was arrested a few miles away. It turned out his driver's license was suspended and he didn't even own the car. Some asshole he was working for in Greenwich did. I sued with a vengeance and won the maximum payout from the actual car owner's policy, $75,000. Cha-ching, asshole.

    Replies: @tyrone, @europeasant

    Criminy , we await the autobiography…..”the life and times of Buzz Mohawk”. a page turner.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @tyrone

    Touché.

    https://media.proprofs.com/images/discuss/user_images/153336/5025435632.jpg

  48. @Anon
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I saw The Talking Heads at Poplar Creek, just outside Chicago, in 1983. Pretty fun concert.

    Replies: @ngzax

    i was there too. probably best concert in my life.

  49. @Guest007
    Another shooting for Steve's analysis

    https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/downtown-atlanta-subway-shooting-mayo-fight

    Maybe Steve should save up all the stories about shootings and have a shootings of the week column much like his Taki column. So much for an armed society being a police society.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic, @J.Ross

    Government employees should be banned in light of revelations about the establishment’s desire to start a ministry of truth.

  50. This new paper argues that crime increases are caused by more people having carry permits for guns. I doubt, but I have not looked at the data.
    https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2022/06/more-guns-more-crime.html

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Roger

    Looks like garbage. The arguers depend on a fuzzy conflation of all guns, legal and illegal, and all gun actions, defensive and predatory. That's fine, that's better than average for a leftist sctivist academic, but assuming they're not just liars, what policy follows? Carry permit holders are already going through a process more rigorous than simple purchase. Once again, dishonest activists want to ban guns, their "argument" is like a child asking for ice cream since a totally unrelated thing happened, and engaging them is a waste of time.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Roger


    This new paper argues that crime increases are caused by more people having carry permits for guns.
     
    Vermont has never issued carry permits, and is among the safest of states. So perhaps permits are less safe-- than constitutional carry.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @J.Ross

  51. @tyrone
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Criminy , we await the autobiography....."the life and times of Buzz Mohawk". a page turner.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Touché.

  52. @Steve Sailer
    @Reg Cæsar

    I have data from a number of years ago saying whites drive the most miles per capita, but I don't have that kind of data for recent years, so this is per capita.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  53. @Roger
    This new paper argues that crime increases are caused by more people having carry permits for guns. I doubt, but I have not looked at the data.
    https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2022/06/more-guns-more-crime.html

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar

    Looks like garbage. The arguers depend on a fuzzy conflation of all guns, legal and illegal, and all gun actions, defensive and predatory. That’s fine, that’s better than average for a leftist sctivist academic, but assuming they’re not just liars, what policy follows? Carry permit holders are already going through a process more rigorous than simple purchase. Once again, dishonest activists want to ban guns, their “argument” is like a child asking for ice cream since a totally unrelated thing happened, and engaging them is a waste of time.

  54. @Stan Adams
    @Reg Cæsar

    Years ago I corresponded online with a guy who sent me a bunch of TV shows taped off of KEYC. He lived in northern Iowa some 50 miles south of Mankato. (Evidently the station had a good signal.) I know the exact location but I won’t say it here.

    My father was born and raised in a small town not too terribly far from Duluth.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar

    He lived in northern Iowa some 50 miles south of Mankato. (Evidently the station had a good signal.) I know the exact location but I won’t say it here.

    Occasionally there is an accurate headline, “Manly man marries Fertile woman”. Or so it is said. The Mason City Globe Gazette did a story on it about 15 years ago, but you have to be a subscriber to read it.

    But the phenomenon is real, headline or not:

    https://www.newspapers.com/clip/26178396/globe-gazette/

  55. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Reg Cæsar

    No, they love cars and they drive los caballos mecánicos. One of them ran a red light and slammed into my wife's Mercedes and drove off. Hilariously, his license plate fell off in the middle of the intersection, so he was arrested a few miles away. It turned out his driver's license was suspended and he didn't even own the car. Some asshole he was working for in Greenwich did. I sued with a vengeance and won the maximum payout from the actual car owner's policy, $75,000. Cha-ching, asshole.

    Replies: @tyrone, @europeasant

    A (drunk) Mexican crashed into my son’s car and totally destroyed it. Luckily my son was not in the car as it was parked. The crash stunned the Mexican and the police were able to arrest him before he came to his senses. It turns out he was driving his cousins Chevy Silverado (2001) and no license or insurance. This was at 2 AM in the morning. He crossed the street and crashed. On the south and west sides of Chicago I will guess that 25% of the black and brown drivers have no Insurance or licenses to drive. Stay out of those areas, especially after the sun goes down.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @europeasant

    Ours is becoming a third world country. We are (deliberately?) being made poorer (especially now via the inflation WHICH I CORRECTLY PREDICTED.) Our standards are falling, and that includes what happens on our roads.

    Be we all here know this, don't we?

    Replies: @europeasant

  56. @nebulafox
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Alcohol can be as addictive and ultimately fatal as any hard drug, as you and I are both viscerally aware of from experiences in our own lives/with our own families.

    Also, have to plug this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaHbTnA3qSA

    Man, I can't think of a more refreshing middle finger to the geist of our HR/schoolmarm age than bringing these two back. My father would occasionally make jokes about this show-which my mother *hated*-that flew over my head for a long time as a kid, being too young to remember anything about the 1990s.

    (Anybody else think that Mike Judge would easily win the White House in a landslide? Certainly a saner choice than our current political establishment.)

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/arts-entertainment/mike-judge-beavis-and-butt-head-return/

    All checks out to me, that Texan lack of inhibition-Highland obviously being a ripoff of Midland. For better or for worse-and I think modern America proves there's more better than worse in that. Life is a ticking death sentence, and safety-ism will kill us all quicker.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    I was going to click the “Thanks” button for this, but no, I really want to thank you, so “thanks.”

    Before Beavis and Butthead, there was South Park. (I know, not quite the same.) Co-creator Trey Parker went to my high school, and lots of little details come from my home town. I just have to write that because here my ego depends on sharing little shit like that — to make me feel like my life is important and I’m still cool. Periodically someone calls me out for this.

    The damage done by alcoholic parents is beyond anything anybody complains about these days. There is no media/government/empire/powers for we whose mothers drunkenly turned against us when we were ten, whose fathers beat us with belts when we were five. There is no Antifa, no BLM to riot for us. You and I would be justified if we just decided to burn it all down and go away, but we are better than that.

    Salutations.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Beavis and Butthead definitely precede South Park by far put money without looking it up. Before having their own shown they appeared in Liquid Television segments, as did Melvin, who became a largely unchanged live action character in Office Space.

    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Correction: Beavis and Butt-Head came before South Park. In the words of Homer Simpson, who predates them both, D'oh!

  57. @europeasant
    @Buzz Mohawk

    A (drunk) Mexican crashed into my son's car and totally destroyed it. Luckily my son was not in the car as it was parked. The crash stunned the Mexican and the police were able to arrest him before he came to his senses. It turns out he was driving his cousins Chevy Silverado (2001) and no license or insurance. This was at 2 AM in the morning. He crossed the street and crashed. On the south and west sides of Chicago I will guess that 25% of the black and brown drivers have no Insurance or licenses to drive. Stay out of those areas, especially after the sun goes down.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Ours is becoming a third world country. We are (deliberately?) being made poorer (especially now via the inflation WHICH I CORRECTLY PREDICTED.) Our standards are falling, and that includes what happens on our roads.

    Be we all here know this, don’t we?

    • Replies: @europeasant
    @Buzz Mohawk

    But it is happening very slowly so as not to frighten the herd. We do not want to panic anyone so a slow transition to third world status is a plus.

  58. I just have to write that because here my ego depends on sharing little shit like that — to make me feel like my life is important and I’m still cool. Periodically someone calls me out for this.

    ………. Hey, I always enjoy your comments and stories , I was serious about the autobiography thing , peace.

  59. @Roger
    This new paper argues that crime increases are caused by more people having carry permits for guns. I doubt, but I have not looked at the data.
    https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2022/06/more-guns-more-crime.html

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar

    This new paper argues that crime increases are caused by more people having carry permits for guns.

    Vermont has never issued carry permits, and is among the safest of states. So perhaps permits are less safe– than constitutional carry.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Reg Cæsar

    Vermont is also the whitest state in the union. Maybe that has something to do with it.

    On second thought, nah. Dat be racis.

    , @J.Ross
    @Reg Cæsar

    Perhaps no law can replace what local culture failed to instill.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  60. @Buzz Mohawk
    @europeasant

    Ours is becoming a third world country. We are (deliberately?) being made poorer (especially now via the inflation WHICH I CORRECTLY PREDICTED.) Our standards are falling, and that includes what happens on our roads.

    Be we all here know this, don't we?

    Replies: @europeasant

    But it is happening very slowly so as not to frighten the herd. We do not want to panic anyone so a slow transition to third world status is a plus.

  61. @Reg Cæsar
    @Roger


    This new paper argues that crime increases are caused by more people having carry permits for guns.
     
    Vermont has never issued carry permits, and is among the safest of states. So perhaps permits are less safe-- than constitutional carry.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @J.Ross

    Vermont is also the whitest state in the union. Maybe that has something to do with it.

    On second thought, nah. Dat be racis.

  62. @Reg Cæsar
    @Roger


    This new paper argues that crime increases are caused by more people having carry permits for guns.
     
    Vermont has never issued carry permits, and is among the safest of states. So perhaps permits are less safe-- than constitutional carry.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @J.Ross

    Perhaps no law can replace what local culture failed to instill.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @J.Ross


    Perhaps no law can replace what local culture failed to instill.

     

    https://www.azquotes.com/vangogh-image-quotes/0/19/Quotation-John-Adams-Our-Constitution-was-made-only-for-a-moral-and-religious-0-19-36.jpg
  63. @Buzz Mohawk
    @nebulafox

    I was going to click the "Thanks" button for this, but no, I really want to thank you, so "thanks."

    Before Beavis and Butthead, there was South Park. (I know, not quite the same.) Co-creator Trey Parker went to my high school, and lots of little details come from my home town. I just have to write that because here my ego depends on sharing little shit like that -- to make me feel like my life is important and I'm still cool. Periodically someone calls me out for this.

    The damage done by alcoholic parents is beyond anything anybody complains about these days. There is no media/government/empire/powers for we whose mothers drunkenly turned against us when we were ten, whose fathers beat us with belts when we were five. There is no Antifa, no BLM to riot for us. You and I would be justified if we just decided to burn it all down and go away, but we are better than that.

    Salutations.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Buzz Mohawk

    Beavis and Butthead definitely precede South Park by far put money without looking it up. Before having their own shown they appeared in Liquid Television segments, as did Melvin, who became a largely unchanged live action character in Office Space.

  64. @Buzz Mohawk
    @nebulafox

    I was going to click the "Thanks" button for this, but no, I really want to thank you, so "thanks."

    Before Beavis and Butthead, there was South Park. (I know, not quite the same.) Co-creator Trey Parker went to my high school, and lots of little details come from my home town. I just have to write that because here my ego depends on sharing little shit like that -- to make me feel like my life is important and I'm still cool. Periodically someone calls me out for this.

    The damage done by alcoholic parents is beyond anything anybody complains about these days. There is no media/government/empire/powers for we whose mothers drunkenly turned against us when we were ten, whose fathers beat us with belts when we were five. There is no Antifa, no BLM to riot for us. You and I would be justified if we just decided to burn it all down and go away, but we are better than that.

    Salutations.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Buzz Mohawk

    Correction: Beavis and Butt-Head came before South Park. In the words of Homer Simpson, who predates them both, D’oh!

  65. Amazing new research from CBS News New York:

    A closer look at disparities in NYPD’s homicide clearance rates: “It made me feel like they didn’t care”

    NEW YORK — In a collaboration with CBS News, we examine a crime often going without punishment in our country.

    Barely half of murder cases in the United States get solved. The national homicide clearance rate is at an all-time low, according to FBI data.

    In the mid-1960s, more than ninety percent of murders were solved, generally resulting in an arrest. By 1990, the percentage fell into the sixties. Then, by 2020—as the number of homicides surged—the national clearance rate dropped to about 50 percent for the first time ever.

    And our analysis with CBS News also discovered a difference by race. The national homicide clearance rate for White victims keeps improving. That’s the blue line at top. Meanwhile, the rate of solving murders for Black and Hispanic victims is much lower. Those are the two lines at the bottom.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/crime-without-punishment-new-york/

  66. @J.Ross
    @Reg Cæsar

    Perhaps no law can replace what local culture failed to instill.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Perhaps no law can replace what local culture failed to instill.

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