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From Politico:

First Covid raised the murder rate. Now it’s changing the politics of crime.

Violent crime spiked across the country during the pandemic, forcing a reckoning in cities like Atlanta.

By MAYA KING

10/28/2021 04:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA — Volkan Topalli had just purchased two bags of potting soil at a Buckhead Home Depot when he heard a commotion. A fight that broke out at a neighboring pool party was spilling over into the store’s parking lot. He was dialing 911 when he heard a shot and felt a searing pain in his forearm.

It was the third Sunday in May, during one of the first warm weather weekends of what many hoped would be a post-pandemic summer. After more than a year of lockdowns, Covid restrictions on public gatherings were being lifted, concerns about the Delta variant were not yet widespread and celebrations abounded. People felt more comfortable in large groups again, making way for old relationships — and old tensions — to rekindle.

Four men, all under age 20, were arrested in connection with shootings at the pool party and Home Depot. That week, the Atlanta Police Department reported 28 shooting incidents, including the one that involved 55-year-old Topalli, who’d been caught in the crossfire. The bullet to his arm shattered his ulna and left him with a wound that stretches from his wrist to his elbow.

Topalli wasn’t your ordinary victim of gun violence, however. He’s a professor of criminology at Georgia State University, so he effectively became a victim of the kinds of crime waves he’s studied for decades. The crime wave cities like Atlanta are seeing, he says, was entirely predictable.

“I’m not surprised at all that we had an increase in crime,” Topalli said in an interview. “Criminologists and public health people were saying that that was going to be the case as soon as they heard about the pandemic. And it’s pretty much come true at this point.”

His shooting was part of a steep uptick in violent crime during the pandemic that resulted in a highest-in-decades peak in homicides nationwide, according to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Atlanta was hit hard; the city’s police department reported a nearly 60 percent increase in homicides in 2020. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tied the surge directly to the pandemic, calling it a “Covid crime wave.”

But this crime wave wasn’t like those of earlier decades, which were often concentrated in big cities. The increased violent crime during the Covid-19 pandemic hit everywhere — big cities, small towns and rural areas as well. Where Atlanta and Washington, D.C., reported a steep increase in violent crime, so too did less populated places like Augusta, Georgia and Norfolk, Virginia.

Second, even as violent crimes increased nationally, property crimes and burglaries decreased.

“What the pandemic did was it shifted a lot of these patterns,” Topalli said of the difference in crimes. It owes in part, he explained, to “many more people staying at home, fewer people actually going into places of business … we’ve seen a drop in those kinds of crimes that we would expect would be affected by that.”

Many Atlantans, particularly those in favor of a tougher-on-crime approach, have tried to make Topalli a poster child for the city’s woes, saying crime had gotten so bad that even people studying it were becoming victims of it. But he doesn’t agree that his experience is emblematic of a larger crisis, at least not one that signals run-ins like his will become more common. Rather, he thinks of his injury as a statistical anomaly.

“I’m a 55-year-old white guy. I live in a nice neighborhood … I know that what happened to me was absolutely ‘the wrong time at the wrong place,’” he said.

Experts have been making the case for years that keeping communities safe depends on the availability of resources that keep communities stable: affordable housing, quality education, mental health resources and child care, to name a few. The pandemic reduced or eliminated access to all of these.

That’s how many crime experts explain why violent crime increased everywhere during Covid, even if the situation was most acute in low-income communities where these resources were already limited.

“The pandemic … revealed something that most of us already knew, which was that we have segments of society that don’t have the advantages of other segments of society,” Topalli said. “They’re just beneath the surface and the pandemic sort of, you know, as with a hurricane … has revealed the disparities.”

This insight is motivating for criminologists like Topalli, who see the pandemic as providing new pathways for policies that could continue long-term crime reduction. …

Crime experts cannot pinpoint one or two reasons why violence increased in 2020.

I can.

… However the mayor’s race turns out, Topalli says he hopes the pandemic crime wave has helped reopen a needed debate over the causes and cures for violent crime. And with luck, that debate will ultimately expand the definition of public safety — an expansion “that opens up the room for mental health, opens up room for public health, it opens up room for things like housing, education, community partnerships,” he said.

Here are mug shots of the first three arrestees in the shooting:

 
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  1. From the top of his university web page

    “Specializations – Violence in Urban Settings”

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @YetAnotherAnon

    So the attack could count as field work.

    , @lavoisier
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Another academic specialist who lies for a living.

    Like the Egyptologists who subscribe to the theory that ancient Egypt was created by sub-Saharan blacks.

    Liars, one and all.

    There is good money today in professional prevarication.

    Telling the truth--poverty.

  2. I’m guessing forced sterilization of violent criminals isn’t one of his proposals?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Redneck farmer

    Prisons and forced labor to repay victims.

    , @Crawfurdmuir
    @Redneck farmer


    I’m guessing forced sterilization of violent criminals isn’t one of his proposals?
     
    The solution is not forced sterilization, but compulsory gelding.

    We castrate dogs, cats, horses, bulls, etc., not only or even primarily to prevent them from passing on their genes, but because the operation changes their temperament for the better. The eugenic benefit of it is purely a secondary advantage.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Anonymous

    , @Rob
    @Redneck farmer

    Why forced?

    Why, do cons just like forcing people to do stuff? Why force, when offering a lifetime supply of purpa drank will work? a lifetime, that’s what, a decade, max? That neatly sidesteps the coercive aspects.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  3. It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it. —Upton Sinclair

    • Replies: @anonymouseperson
    @Veracitor

    Where interest lies, honor dies.

  4. Isn’t it nice that they provide the clue to the identities of the “four men” by saying the Prof was a 55 y.o. White man at “the wrong time at the wrong place.”

    I guess they didn’t want to give the fourth mug shot be ause the character line-up would look like the demographics of a modern TV show.

    • Agree: 36 ulster
  5. The first guy didn’t really surprise me but I have to admit I wasn’t expecting Marc Bolan and Phil Lynott to be involved.

    • Disagree: Jack Armstrong
    • Replies: @Rouetheday
    @anonymous

    I'm thinking the overindulgence in alcohol may be the culprit here. 'Cause when the children of the revolution get their hands on that whiskey in the jar they tend to get it on in a big way.

    , @Jack Armstrong
    @anonymous

    https://media.fotki.com/2v2HcauqFxAqeaq.jpg

    Replies: @anonymous

    , @Dennis Dale
    @anonymous

    The boys are back in town...

    , @Father O'Hara
    @anonymous

    The third guy probe got his hair touched.

  6. If he lived in a nice neighborhood then why was he at a ghetto Home Depot? These “pool party turns into mutual gun combat” incidents don’t happen in all-white communities.

    Personally, my subdivision is very white and very safe. I couldn’t tell you about the last incident of property crime, let alone violent crime, that happened around here. But only a mile away is a business district that is full of People of Color, and they are very violent. There was an instance of “mutual gun combat” at the mall just last week. Sadly, both of the combatants survived.

    Yes, white people occasionally snap and “go postal,” so to speak, but the body count of every famous mass shooter is dwarfed by a few weeks in the South Side of Chicago

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @AndrewR

    He was at the Buckhead Home Depot. Buckhead is the Beverly Hills of Atlanta.

    Replies: @Adam Smith, @Hypnotoad666

    , @Alden
    @AndrewR

    I live part of the year in Los Angeles and part of the year in a San Francisco suburban small town. Town was founded in 1769 by Spanish explorers Father Crespi, Captain Gaspar de Portola and Sergeant Ortega.

    Since 1769 there has not been one murder in that litttle town. Not one. 2 bodies have been found in the forest. Killed in San Francisco bodies dumped in the small town.

    Replies: @Tony

    , @Polistra
    @AndrewR

    A mile? Do you have any idea how self-contradictory your post is??

    Replies: @AndrewR

    , @JMcG
    @AndrewR

    I was once helping out a friend, who lived in Catonsville, MD, with some minor electrical work in his home. His development was immaculate, full of little white kids playing in culs-de-sac. We took a five minute drive to the nearest Home Depot to pick up some material. It was like darkest Africa. Everything electrical related was behind lock and key, which is something I’ve seen neither before nor since.
    We made it out uninjured and he sold his house a few months later. I still kid his super liberal wife about revealed preference.

  7. Why not blame covid? We blame all sorts of deaths on covid.

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @36 ulster
    @Mike Tre

    I've yet to discover any air crashes blamed on COVID--not commercial crashes, anyway. But there may be the odd Cessna 172 or Piper Seneca mishap that I may have missed.

  8. By the way- is there a spike in violent crime among the whites or Europe-descended Americans? Due to Covid?

    • Replies: @Tono Bungay
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Excellent question.

    , @Adam Smith
    @Bardon Kaldian

    No.

    , @mc23
    @Bardon Kaldian

    This is a rhetorical question, right?

  9. The murder rate in most countries declined during the pandemic though. So what’s different about the USA?

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @bomag
    @Ed

    Point here is that we are in the middle of a racial reckoning, to which Covid is only tangentially related.

    , @Justvisiting
    @Ed

    Our rural American town had a murder once--maybe--rumor is that it happened in the 1800s, but nobody knows for sure.

    "Violent America" does exist if you go to all the wrong places.

    Replies: @Ragno, @Mike_from_SGV

    , @Bragadocious
    @Ed

    Not in Mexico.

    https://twitter.com/SantaellaJulio/status/1453850421483741184?s=20

    We're a lot more like Mexico demographically than Denmark.

    But yeah, I get the "point," the NRA's bad, which explains why one of our resident Limeys blessed your comment with agreement. I'll take that as the best endorsement of the NRA imaginable.

    And Alec Baldwin's murdered more people than Wayne LaPierre.

  10. Typical New American. Never forget it was the New Americans (Slavs, Irish, Italians, Latinos) who turned America in to what it is today.

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Anonymous

    Don't mean to quibble or niggle but you misspelled "Jews" not once but four times.

  11. @AndrewR
    If he lived in a nice neighborhood then why was he at a ghetto Home Depot? These "pool party turns into mutual gun combat" incidents don't happen in all-white communities.

    Personally, my subdivision is very white and very safe. I couldn't tell you about the last incident of property crime, let alone violent crime, that happened around here. But only a mile away is a business district that is full of People of Color, and they are very violent. There was an instance of "mutual gun combat" at the mall just last week. Sadly, both of the combatants survived.

    Yes, white people occasionally snap and "go postal," so to speak, but the body count of every famous mass shooter is dwarfed by a few weeks in the South Side of Chicago

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Alden, @Polistra, @JMcG

    He was at the Buckhead Home Depot. Buckhead is the Beverly Hills of Atlanta.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith, @Hypnotoad666
    @Steve Sailer

    I wonder if this "pool party" was one of those instances where someone rents a fancy airbnb mansion and throws a humongous party. (Possibly charging for admission to make a profit? Not sure how that part works).

    I have seen those parties in LA (up on mullholland seems to be a favorite spot), with the crowds spilling out into the street. Let's just say the demo of partygoers does not match the neighborhood.

  12. If you go through the entire article and do a full search-and-replace for the whole thing, replacing “crime” with “blacks” every time the word occurs, it gets a lot more funny, and a lot more true.

  13. This proves that some (most?) people just can’t be convinced by any reasoned argument.

    They’d rather die than admit they were wrong all their life.

    What kind of name is Volkan Topalli anyway? He looks white-ish, but not European.

    https://hopeglobalforums.org/speaker/volkan-topalli/

    https://www.wabe.org/these-shooting-victims-say-the-fear-driving-atlanta-politics-is-misplaced/

    I live in a nice neighborhood

    For Topalli and his mostly white neighbors in Morningside and Buckhead, the chances they get shot are very slim. But he’s quick to point out the threat is much greater for people living in predominantly Black neighborhoods.

    I guess Covid is to blame for white neighborhoods being nicer than black ones?

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Dumbo

    He’s Albanian.

    Replies: @Tony, @Dumbo

    , @Hugo Silva
    @Dumbo

    Volkan Topalli seems to be an Albanian name.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  14. Last summer a criminologist was murdered in Chicago. IIRC, she studied bail reform and the nutter that killed her was on no-cash bail.

    • LOL: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @Hodag

    99% of all criminologists studying bail reform lead peaceful, uneventful lives, that is, apart from the drama of needing to motivate sullen grad students, resentful undergrads, revise papers, fake cheerfulness with back-stabbing (only in a metaphorical sense!) colleagues on committees, resubmit rejected grant proposals along with answer to the university tenure process, and are not murdered by criminal defendants with mental health problems who are free on no-cash bail.

    That 1% who get murdered are a statistically skewed picture of the profession but are no way representative of the vast majority of still-living criminologists, many of whom have only been wounded?

    , @MEH 0910
    @Hodag

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-late-anat-kimchi-study-shows-black-offenders-more-likely-to-get-federal-life-sentences/

    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1434632904953319424
    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1434644594205990912
    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1434647115481763843

    , @Bill Jones
    @Hodag


    Last summer a criminologist was murdered in Chicago. IIRC, she studied bail reform and the nutter that killed her was on no-cash bail.
     
    Of course he was.

    Proof that God is an Englishman. It's these occasional touches of the Monty Python.
  15. Imagine what that pool filter looks like with all that gross hair clogging it up.

  16. @Bardon Kaldian
    By the way- is there a spike in violent crime among the whites or Europe-descended Americans? Due to Covid?

    Replies: @Tono Bungay, @Adam Smith, @mc23

    Excellent question.

  17. Goddammit! We must ban POOLS!

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Gamecock

    Old memes are best

    https://i.postimg.cc/3RBS19GS/old-memes-a-best.jpg

    Explainer from "Know Your Meme":


    Pool's Closed is a catchphrase associated with a series of raids carried out by Anonymous against the online social networking site Habbo Hotel, where members of the group formed human blockades to obstruct the entry points of popular hangouts with their avatars dressed in afros and business suits. The first raid was launched in July 2006 after rumors began to spread on 4chan that some Habbo moderators had tendencies to ban users based on the skin colors of their avatars.
     

    Replies: @Polistra

  18. Here are mug shots of the first three arrestees in the shooting:

    Police always picking on the chess club.

  19. @YetAnotherAnon
    From the top of his university web page

    "Specializations - Violence in Urban Settings"

    Replies: @Rob McX, @lavoisier

    So the attack could count as field work.

  20. The two young dudes on the right in the linked photo appear quadroon/octoroon-ish. In the olde, weird America such would attempt, and almost universally-successfully, conform to the white norm. Not, no more. The current is the other way now.

    Last year I had a street encounter with such an octoroon fellow. His surface appearance was conforming, his attitude was fraught with the ultimate danger and menace of the ‘hood. Scary. Interesting times.

    • Replies: @Daniel H
    @Daniel H

    BTW, octoroons have a popularly imagined, simian-Irish presentation (IMHO). I say that as one from 100% Irish stock (not that I should have to note such on iSteve.)

  21. @Daniel H
    The two young dudes on the right in the linked photo appear quadroon/octoroon-ish. In the olde, weird America such would attempt, and almost universally-successfully, conform to the white norm. Not, no more. The current is the other way now.

    Last year I had a street encounter with such an octoroon fellow. His surface appearance was conforming, his attitude was fraught with the ultimate danger and menace of the 'hood. Scary. Interesting times.

    Replies: @Daniel H

    BTW, octoroons have a popularly imagined, simian-Irish presentation (IMHO). I say that as one from 100% Irish stock (not that I should have to note such on iSteve.)

  22. The Buckhead Home Depot in the middle of the day is the “wrong time, wrong place”? What the hell is the right time, right place? In your locked home, with bars on the windows, shuttered, waiting for your latest Amazon package ? This country has had it.

    • Replies: @Mike_from_SGV
    @Anon

    I would say that "wrong place" = "any place close to large numbers of the Sacred Race".

  23. @anonymous
    The first guy didn't really surprise me but I have to admit I wasn't expecting Marc Bolan and Phil Lynott to be involved.

    Replies: @Rouetheday, @Jack Armstrong, @Dennis Dale, @Father O'Hara

    I’m thinking the overindulgence in alcohol may be the culprit here. ‘Cause when the children of the revolution get their hands on that whiskey in the jar they tend to get it on in a big way.

  24. @Redneck farmer
    I'm guessing forced sterilization of violent criminals isn't one of his proposals?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Crawfurdmuir, @Rob

    Prisons and forced labor to repay victims.

  25. Which one of those wholesome young men owns the pool?

  26. I’ve said before and I’ll say again: criminology has been forced to become an obscurantist pseudoscience, because mentioning the most salient and obvious fact about crime is taboo.

    • Replies: @Jack Armstrong
    @Thomas

    Why does a dog like his balls?

    Criminologist: because he doesn’t have affordable housing, quality education, mental health resources and child care.


    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Vs1uvLo8-5w/TG0drORsebI/AAAAAAAACGY/2Rdd8jNplIU/s400/professor_irwin_corey-1.jpg

    Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax

  27. @Hodag
    Last summer a criminologist was murdered in Chicago. IIRC, she studied bail reform and the nutter that killed her was on no-cash bail.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @MEH 0910, @Bill Jones

    99% of all criminologists studying bail reform lead peaceful, uneventful lives, that is, apart from the drama of needing to motivate sullen grad students, resentful undergrads, revise papers, fake cheerfulness with back-stabbing (only in a metaphorical sense!) colleagues on committees, resubmit rejected grant proposals along with answer to the university tenure process, and are not murdered by criminal defendants with mental health problems who are free on no-cash bail.

    That 1% who get murdered are a statistically skewed picture of the profession but are no way representative of the vast majority of still-living criminologists, many of whom have only been wounded?

  28. @Ed
    The murder rate in most countries declined during the pandemic though. So what’s different about the USA?

    Replies: @bomag, @Justvisiting, @Bragadocious

    Point here is that we are in the middle of a racial reckoning, to which Covid is only tangentially related.

  29. “The pandemic … revealed something that most of us already knew, which was that we have segments of society that don’t have the advantages of other segments of society,” Topalli said. “They’re just beneath the surface and the pandemic sort of, you know, as with a hurricane … has revealed the disparities.”

    What exquisite mental gymnastics from the baizuo….they just can’t bring themselves to admit the truth, even one with supposedly based Eastern European heritage.

  30. “I’m a 55-year-old white guy. I live in a nice neighborhood … I know that what happened to me was absolutely ‘the wrong time at the wrong place,’” he said.

    “Wrong time at the wrong place” for a 55-year-old white guy: America, 2021.

    White liberal hit by stray bullet fired by black youths; black youths hardest hit. I guess now we know how Biden won Georgia.

    • Agree: American Citizen
  31. Volkan Topalli had just purchased two bags of potting soil at a Buckhead Home Depot when he heard a commotion.

    Potting soil? Buckhead? Mighty white of him.

    OK, the thug on the left is black, the one on the right is mixed, but what is that thing in the middle? I really can place him, I need help. (Where is Gary From Gramercy when you need him?)

    • Replies: @NOTA
    @Paperback Writer

    The middle guy looks white to me. But all three look like the sort of dudes you'd cross the street to avoid.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @Paperback Writer

    Ask -- nicely -- and you shall receive:

    https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/images/cedric-bixler-zavala-50082-4.jpg

    Cedric Bixler-Zavala was the lead singer of At The Drive-In, which, when it ended in 2001, splintered into (i) The Mars Volta and (ii) Sparta. Bixler-Zavala became The Mars Volta's lead singer. That band broke up around 2013. At The Drive-In has reunited sporadically, with Bixler-Zavala as front man. Not my cup of kerosene, but I seem to recall them as a medium hardcore emo outfit, with tempo and time signature shifts reminiscent of Dischord (legendary D.C. hardcore label) revolutionary rockers Nation of Ulysses.

    (NoU deserves a post of its own: they sound as if the MC5, the New York Dolls and the Replacements -- circa Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash -- had collaborated on the soundtrack to 1968 youth exploitation flick Wild In The Streets.)

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

  32. @anonymous
    The first guy didn't really surprise me but I have to admit I wasn't expecting Marc Bolan and Phil Lynott to be involved.

    Replies: @Rouetheday, @Jack Armstrong, @Dennis Dale, @Father O'Hara

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Jack Armstrong

    Good one. Thanks.

  33. when your paycheck depends on you being a dumbass it’s amazing how much dumbassery you become capable of

  34. @Thomas
    I've said before and I'll say again: criminology has been forced to become an obscurantist pseudoscience, because mentioning the most salient and obvious fact about crime is taboo.

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong

    Why does a dog like his balls?

    Criminologist: because he doesn’t have affordable housing, quality education, mental health resources and child care.

    • Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax
    @Jack Armstrong

    Literally, just yesterday I watched the Run DMC video from the 1980's "Rock Box" and it featured this guy. Professor Irwin Corey. Recognized him from the picture you posted. Haven't watched the video/song in many years. Striking coincidence, I thought.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  35. This whole anti-Anglicization thing is going too far. “Ghaddaffi” was bad enough, but when did they change the spelling of Vulcan?
    And who goes to Home Depot for a 2 hour torture session for 2 lousy bags of potting soil?

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Dmon

    This is the original spelling in Albanian and Turkish.

    Replies: @Ian Smith

  36. “I’m not surprised at all that we had an increase in crime,” Topalli said in an interview. “Criminologists and public health people were saying that that was going to be the case as soon as they heard about the pandemic. And it’s pretty much come true at this point.”

    world wide pandemic caused murder to increase in one country.

    This is like the inverse of the legacy of jim crow causing black people in the US to have the same social issues as black people world wide.

  37. Three thugs in jail and a liberal shot.
    All’s well that ends well.

    • Agree: JMcG
    • LOL: William Badwhite
  38. Longtime Atlanta resident here. This isn’t rocket surgery – young recidivist blacks from broken homes are responsible for 100% of crime inside the city limits. Fix the family situation so that responsible, disciplined fathers raise their children (beats me how to do that) or put the offenders in jail (that’s rayciss!!!) are the only two possible solutions. In other words, I gotta move soon.

    • Replies: @Rooster111
    @TTT55

    Well… there is a third option… but I don’t think most Americans have the stomach for it.

  39. Which arm was injured, his right (and presumably dominant) arm, or his left arm? This elementary information is given nowhere in this news report. Substandard reporting.

  40. @Ed
    The murder rate in most countries declined during the pandemic though. So what’s different about the USA?

    Replies: @bomag, @Justvisiting, @Bragadocious

    Our rural American town had a murder once–maybe–rumor is that it happened in the 1800s, but nobody knows for sure.

    “Violent America” does exist if you go to all the wrong places.

    • Replies: @Ragno
    @Justvisiting

    Make sure you never let the name of that town slip.

    , @Mike_from_SGV
    @Justvisiting

    Keep your location secret, so that rich white blue Americans don't move there and ruin it.

  41. @Hodag
    Last summer a criminologist was murdered in Chicago. IIRC, she studied bail reform and the nutter that killed her was on no-cash bail.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @MEH 0910, @Bill Jones

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-late-anat-kimchi-study-shows-black-offenders-more-likely-to-get-federal-life-sentences/

    [MORE]

  42. A Famous Historian – Monty Python and The Holy Grail.

  43. @Mike Tre
    Why not blame covid? We blame all sorts of deaths on covid.

    Replies: @36 ulster

    I’ve yet to discover any air crashes blamed on COVID–not commercial crashes, anyway. But there may be the odd Cessna 172 or Piper Seneca mishap that I may have missed.

  44. @YetAnotherAnon
    From the top of his university web page

    "Specializations - Violence in Urban Settings"

    Replies: @Rob McX, @lavoisier

    Another academic specialist who lies for a living.

    Like the Egyptologists who subscribe to the theory that ancient Egypt was created by sub-Saharan blacks.

    Liars, one and all.

    There is good money today in professional prevarication.

    Telling the truth–poverty.

  45. He was dialing 911 when he heard a shot and felt a searing pain in his forearm.

    His shooting was part of a steep uptick in violent crime during the pandemic

    When you feel the spike protein in your bones.

  46. @anonymous
    The first guy didn't really surprise me but I have to admit I wasn't expecting Marc Bolan and Phil Lynott to be involved.

    Replies: @Rouetheday, @Jack Armstrong, @Dennis Dale, @Father O'Hara

    The boys are back in town…

  47. Where Atlanta and Washington, D.C., reported a steep increase in violent crime, so too did less populated places like Augusta, Georgia and Norfolk, Virginia.

    The Millennial who wrote this (and her editors) are evidently unaware that the densely-settled tract development around Augusta has over 200,000 people living in it and that in the Virginia Tidewater has north of 1.1 million. Discrete settlements of that dimension have not been tranquil the last 60 years.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Art Deco

    Norfolk Virginia is full of black navy and their vile criminal spouses and kids. And DC, Atlanta and the other towns mentioned are in the heavily black states and towns. Atlanta and DC are two of the blackest and most criminal cities in America.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  48. @Dumbo
    This proves that some (most?) people just can't be convinced by any reasoned argument.

    They'd rather die than admit they were wrong all their life.

    What kind of name is Volkan Topalli anyway? He looks white-ish, but not European.

    https://hopeglobalforums.org/speaker/volkan-topalli/

    https://www.wabe.org/these-shooting-victims-say-the-fear-driving-atlanta-politics-is-misplaced/

    I live in a nice neighborhood

     


    For Topalli and his mostly white neighbors in Morningside and Buckhead, the chances they get shot are very slim. But he’s quick to point out the threat is much greater for people living in predominantly Black neighborhoods.
     
    I guess Covid is to blame for white neighborhoods being nicer than black ones?

    Replies: @Anon, @Hugo Silva

    He’s Albanian.

    • Replies: @Tony
    @Anon

    So he's from Albany?

    , @Dumbo
    @Anon

    So I was right. White, but not European. :D ;)

    (Are Albanians white?)

    Replies: @Obstinate Cymric, @Yngvar

  49. Buckhead is the mostly white well-0ff suburb trying to secede If I recall correctly. So the “wrong place wrong time” is especially lame–everywhere is becoming a potential Wrong Place, is the story. And that story is black violence is less and less contained in black neighborhoods.
    But isn’t the real story those photos? One white and a mulatto, who appear to have adopted the gangsta aesthetic and lifestyle, and a Real Nigga: with miscegenation and the cult of hip hop black violence is becoming multi-racial.
    Soon I expect the apologists to point that out.

    • Agree: Alden
  50. I live in a nice neighborhood

    In my book it is certainly not a nice neighborhood if your neighbors have people looking like those pictures at their pool parties. This man seems willfully ignorant.

    (Possible exception is parents were out of town and their kids threw the party. This is so unusual that it is the topic of some great fiction. See one of Garrison Keilor’s all-time-top-ten Lake Wobegon monologues. Garrison Keilor made that one up I am almost certain.)

  51. @Steve Sailer
    @AndrewR

    He was at the Buckhead Home Depot. Buckhead is the Beverly Hills of Atlanta.

    Replies: @Adam Smith, @Hypnotoad666

  52. @Bardon Kaldian
    By the way- is there a spike in violent crime among the whites or Europe-descended Americans? Due to Covid?

    Replies: @Tono Bungay, @Adam Smith, @mc23

    No.

  53. That third mugshot guy’s face is literally an isosceles triangle.

    He could be a villain from the old Dick Tracy strip: “Upside-Down-Pyramid-on-the-Dollar Face”.

  54. @Redneck farmer
    I'm guessing forced sterilization of violent criminals isn't one of his proposals?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Crawfurdmuir, @Rob

    I’m guessing forced sterilization of violent criminals isn’t one of his proposals?

    The solution is not forced sterilization, but compulsory gelding.

    We castrate dogs, cats, horses, bulls, etc., not only or even primarily to prevent them from passing on their genes, but because the operation changes their temperament for the better. The eugenic benefit of it is purely a secondary advantage.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Crawfurdmuir


    We castrate dogs, cats, horses, bulls, etc., not only or even primarily to prevent them from passing on their genes, but because the operation changes their temperament for the better.
     
    But those creatures are of use to man.
    , @Anonymous
    @Crawfurdmuir


    The solution is not forced sterilization, but compulsory gelding.
     
    IIRC that takes place in the Escape From New York novel. All the prisoners are castrated before being sent into the penal colony.
    Very sensible.
  55. @Gamecock
    Goddammit! We must ban POOLS!

    Replies: @El Dato

    Old memes are best

    Explainer from “Know Your Meme”:

    [MORE]

    Pool’s Closed is a catchphrase associated with a series of raids carried out by Anonymous against the online social networking site Habbo Hotel, where members of the group formed human blockades to obstruct the entry points of popular hangouts with their avatars dressed in afros and business suits. The first raid was launched in July 2006 after rumors began to spread on 4chan that some Habbo moderators had tendencies to ban users based on the skin colors of their avatars.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @El Dato

    And people learn that rumours and hoaxes can be very effective indeed.

  56. It’s like Mark Steyn says,

    “Some societies are just to stupid to survive.”

  57. @Dumbo
    This proves that some (most?) people just can't be convinced by any reasoned argument.

    They'd rather die than admit they were wrong all their life.

    What kind of name is Volkan Topalli anyway? He looks white-ish, but not European.

    https://hopeglobalforums.org/speaker/volkan-topalli/

    https://www.wabe.org/these-shooting-victims-say-the-fear-driving-atlanta-politics-is-misplaced/

    I live in a nice neighborhood

     


    For Topalli and his mostly white neighbors in Morningside and Buckhead, the chances they get shot are very slim. But he’s quick to point out the threat is much greater for people living in predominantly Black neighborhoods.
     
    I guess Covid is to blame for white neighborhoods being nicer than black ones?

    Replies: @Anon, @Hugo Silva

    Volkan Topalli seems to be an Albanian name.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Hugo Silva


    Volkan Topalli seems to be an Albanian name.
     
    Really? I thought it was Alabamian.


    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/h1Dr8jNIsrs/maxresdefault.jpg
  58. Wrong time wrong place. A store parking lot. In the most affluent Whitest and safest neighborhood in Atlanta. Along with some other dude that’s what I heard from every defendant. Old lady should know not to carry a purse. Victim should know not to walk 3 blocks home from a bar. Always the victim’s fault.

    The professor is the kind of White hating african loving liberal I’d like to punch so hard his head explodes.

  59. @AndrewR
    If he lived in a nice neighborhood then why was he at a ghetto Home Depot? These "pool party turns into mutual gun combat" incidents don't happen in all-white communities.

    Personally, my subdivision is very white and very safe. I couldn't tell you about the last incident of property crime, let alone violent crime, that happened around here. But only a mile away is a business district that is full of People of Color, and they are very violent. There was an instance of "mutual gun combat" at the mall just last week. Sadly, both of the combatants survived.

    Yes, white people occasionally snap and "go postal," so to speak, but the body count of every famous mass shooter is dwarfed by a few weeks in the South Side of Chicago

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Alden, @Polistra, @JMcG

    I live part of the year in Los Angeles and part of the year in a San Francisco suburban small town. Town was founded in 1769 by Spanish explorers Father Crespi, Captain Gaspar de Portola and Sergeant Ortega.

    Since 1769 there has not been one murder in that litttle town. Not one. 2 bodies have been found in the forest. Killed in San Francisco bodies dumped in the small town.

    • Replies: @Tony
    @Alden

    Guess there were no Michael Skakels living there.

  60. @Art Deco
    Where Atlanta and Washington, D.C., reported a steep increase in violent crime, so too did less populated places like Augusta, Georgia and Norfolk, Virginia.

    The Millennial who wrote this (and her editors) are evidently unaware that the densely-settled tract development around Augusta has over 200,000 people living in it and that in the Virginia Tidewater has north of 1.1 million. Discrete settlements of that dimension have not been tranquil the last 60 years.

    Replies: @Alden

    Norfolk Virginia is full of black navy and their vile criminal spouses and kids. And DC, Atlanta and the other towns mentioned are in the heavily black states and towns. Atlanta and DC are two of the blackest and most criminal cities in America.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Alden

    The homicide rate in Norfolk, Va. was as of 2019 15 per 100,000. That's quite unremarkable for a core city municipality and 1/3 the rate which prevails in Detroit or Baltimore. Portsmouth was a tad higher at 17 per 100,000. Hampton and Newport News on the other side of the bridge lower at 13.5 and 11 per 100,000 respectively.

    The Atlanta municipality accounts for about 15% of the greater Atlanta settlement v. the 30% you'd expect for a core city elsewhere. The homicide rate is 17 per 100,000, not remarkable for a core city. DC has deteriorated in recent years and the homicide rate stood at 24 per 100,000 as of 2019. Both DC and the Atlanta municipality are about 50% black, well below the 60+ % in Baltimore and the 80+% in Detroit.

  61. @Crawfurdmuir
    @Redneck farmer


    I’m guessing forced sterilization of violent criminals isn’t one of his proposals?
     
    The solution is not forced sterilization, but compulsory gelding.

    We castrate dogs, cats, horses, bulls, etc., not only or even primarily to prevent them from passing on their genes, but because the operation changes their temperament for the better. The eugenic benefit of it is purely a secondary advantage.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Anonymous

    We castrate dogs, cats, horses, bulls, etc., not only or even primarily to prevent them from passing on their genes, but because the operation changes their temperament for the better.

    But those creatures are of use to man.

    • Thanks: Polistra
  62. “ “I’m not surprised at all that we had an increase in crime,” Topalli said in an interview. “Criminologists and public health people were saying that that was going to be the case as soon as they heard about the pandemic. ”

    He just made up both of those sentences.

    Being a professor and expert on criminal behavior he also added:
    “I know that what happened to me was absolutely ‘the wrong people at the wrong place,’”
    However, unethical newspaper editors appear to have changed the quotation to:
    “ I know that what happened to me was absolutely ‘the wrong time at the wrong place,’”
    Shame on them for doing that.

  63. @AndrewR
    If he lived in a nice neighborhood then why was he at a ghetto Home Depot? These "pool party turns into mutual gun combat" incidents don't happen in all-white communities.

    Personally, my subdivision is very white and very safe. I couldn't tell you about the last incident of property crime, let alone violent crime, that happened around here. But only a mile away is a business district that is full of People of Color, and they are very violent. There was an instance of "mutual gun combat" at the mall just last week. Sadly, both of the combatants survived.

    Yes, white people occasionally snap and "go postal," so to speak, but the body count of every famous mass shooter is dwarfed by a few weeks in the South Side of Chicago

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Alden, @Polistra, @JMcG

    A mile? Do you have any idea how self-contradictory your post is??

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Polistra

    Nothing about it is. The violent felons don't come into my subdivision. But they're never far away.

  64. @Anonymous
    Typical New American. Never forget it was the New Americans (Slavs, Irish, Italians, Latinos) who turned America in to what it is today.

    Replies: @Charon

    Don’t mean to quibble or niggle but you misspelled “Jews” not once but four times.

  65. ‘…it opens up room for things like housing, education, community partnerships,” he said.’

    Has anybody ever shown that spending money on such things reduces crime?

    I don’t recall crime rates plunging as a result of the inauguration of ‘the Great Society,’ for example.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Colin Wright



    ‘…it opens up room for things like housing, education, community partnerships,” he said.’
     
    Has anybody ever shown that spending money on such things reduces crime?
     
    Yes. We spent money on housing, education, and community partnerships in a village three counties away from our old city neighborhood. It sure reduced our exposure to crime, not to mention rioting.

    Downside: there are significantly more registered sex offenders per capita here. They have to house them somewhere, and Podunk hasn't much say in the matter.

    The Asian, African, and Latin immigrants in our old area weren't particularly criminal, but they would absolutely become so should a sex offender arise in their midst. Whites are now too "civilized" to leave corpses behind Dumpsters, which is what a Puerto Rican told me they did in his hometown.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    , @Art Deco
    @Colin Wright

    Has anybody ever shown that spending money on such things reduces crime?

    It's an incantation on his part.

  66. He was dialing 911 when he heard a shot and felt a searing pain in his forearm.

    Snitches get stitches, motherf***er.

    “What is your location, sir?”

    “Erm…Wrong Place and Wrong Time?”

    • LOL: Rob McX
    • Replies: @Rob
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Screwed up my first reply:

    “Snitches get stitches.“

    Bitches get britches.

    Get Voltron some new pants!

  67. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:

    Thanks for the mugshots. This is one of those outlier cases where the problem is 1/3 Negrosity and 2/3 “Those guys are effing idiots.” Throw all three on the garbage heap.

    #6:

    If he lived in a nice neighborhood then why was he at a ghetto Home Depot?

    Because you’re an idiot? Buckhead is the anti-ghetto part of Atlanta and in fact there is a widespread sentiment in Buckhead for secession from Atlanta.

    These aspiring rappers need to be sent to shock incarceration camp so they can quickly go back to normal life and resume their premed studies.

    As always I ask “What would Rachel Jeantel do?”

  68. @Ed
    The murder rate in most countries declined during the pandemic though. So what’s different about the USA?

    Replies: @bomag, @Justvisiting, @Bragadocious

    Not in Mexico.

    We’re a lot more like Mexico demographically than Denmark.

    But yeah, I get the “point,” the NRA’s bad, which explains why one of our resident Limeys blessed your comment with agreement. I’ll take that as the best endorsement of the NRA imaginable.

    And Alec Baldwin’s murdered more people than Wayne LaPierre.

  69. Volkan Topalli

    One of Hungary’s greatest composers and music educators! Oh, wait… that would be Zoltán Kodály.

    …had just purchased two bags of potting soil

    …which, mixed in with his analysis, would produce some robust and beautiful vegetation.

    “I’m a 55-year-old white guy. I live in a nice neighborhood…”

    Professor Volkan Topalli = Violents soak Prof. Pallor.

    Crime experts cannot pinpoint one or two reasons why violence increased in 2020.

    I can.

    Which is why you’re not an “expert”.

    Here are mug shots of the first three arrestees in the shooting:

    As diverse as the six involved in this, um, incident:

    A 3-year-old died and multiple children were hospitalized after ingesting fentanyl, police say

    Diversity and assimilation does indeed occur– at the lowest ranks of society.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    @Reg Cæsar

    Top right,would do.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Paperback Writer
    @Reg Cæsar

    They look like your average white Kenosha rioter.

  70. I believe ol’ Volkan was in the area acquiring crack. Judging from the interview, he smokes it quite vociferously.

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
    @Aeronerauk

    "I believe ol’ Volkan was in the area acquiring crack. Judging from the interview, he smokes it quite vociferously."

    Vociferously: "In a loud or forceful manner".

    The word I suspect you actually wanted was, "incessantly", i.e., endlessly, without interruption.

    I made the substitution in my mind when I read your post originally; thanks for the "LOL" it gave me.

    Yeah, it's pretty nuts getting your lower arm half blown off, and then making semi-excuses for the violence as if it were natural and to be expected. Which apparently it is now in this country, sad to say.....

  71. @Colin Wright
    '...it opens up room for things like housing, education, community partnerships,” he said.'

    Has anybody ever shown that spending money on such things reduces crime?

    I don't recall crime rates plunging as a result of the inauguration of 'the Great Society,' for example.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Art Deco

    ‘…it opens up room for things like housing, education, community partnerships,” he said.’

    Has anybody ever shown that spending money on such things reduces crime?

    Yes. We spent money on housing, education, and community partnerships in a village three counties away from our old city neighborhood. It sure reduced our exposure to crime, not to mention rioting.

    Downside: there are significantly more registered sex offenders per capita here. They have to house them somewhere, and Podunk hasn’t much say in the matter.

    The Asian, African, and Latin immigrants in our old area weren’t particularly criminal, but they would absolutely become so should a sex offender arise in their midst. Whites are now too “civilized” to leave corpses behind Dumpsters, which is what a Puerto Rican told me they did in his hometown.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Reg Cæsar


    Whites are now too “civilized” to leave corpses behind Dumpsters, which is what a Puerto Rican told me they did in his hometown.
     
    The Chinese in NYC take pedos upstate, and deal with the problem there.
  72. @Bardon Kaldian
    By the way- is there a spike in violent crime among the whites or Europe-descended Americans? Due to Covid?

    Replies: @Tono Bungay, @Adam Smith, @mc23

    This is a rhetorical question, right?

  73. @Paperback Writer

    Volkan Topalli had just purchased two bags of potting soil at a Buckhead Home Depot when he heard a commotion.
     
    Potting soil? Buckhead? Mighty white of him.

    OK, the thug on the left is black, the one on the right is mixed, but what is that thing in the middle? I really can place him, I need help. (Where is Gary From Gramercy when you need him?)

    Replies: @NOTA, @Gary in Gramercy

    The middle guy looks white to me. But all three look like the sort of dudes you’d cross the street to avoid.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @NOTA

    White sauce with spice maybe.

    (Of course I meant to write "I can't place him.")

  74. @Dmon
    This whole anti-Anglicization thing is going too far. "Ghaddaffi" was bad enough, but when did they change the spelling of Vulcan?
    And who goes to Home Depot for a 2 hour torture session for 2 lousy bags of potting soil?

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    This is the original spelling in Albanian and Turkish.

    • Replies: @Ian Smith
    @Bardon Kaldian

    “Albanian and Turkish”

    “What criminality? What violence? They seem normal to me!” -Topalli

  75. @anonymous
    The first guy didn't really surprise me but I have to admit I wasn't expecting Marc Bolan and Phil Lynott to be involved.

    Replies: @Rouetheday, @Jack Armstrong, @Dennis Dale, @Father O'Hara

    The third guy probe got his hair touched.

  76. @Reg Cæsar

    Volkan Topalli
     
    One of Hungary's greatest composers and music educators! Oh, wait... that would be Zoltán Kodály.

    ...had just purchased two bags of potting soil
     
    ...which, mixed in with his analysis, would produce some robust and beautiful vegetation.

    "I’m a 55-year-old white guy. I live in a nice neighborhood…"
     
    Professor Volkan Topalli = Violents soak Prof. Pallor.


    Crime experts cannot pinpoint one or two reasons why violence increased in 2020.
     
    I can.
     
    Which is why you're not an "expert".

    Here are mug shots of the first three arrestees in the shooting:
     
    As diverse as the six involved in this, um, incident:



    A 3-year-old died and multiple children were hospitalized after ingesting fentanyl, police say


    Diversity and assimilation does indeed occur-- at the lowest ranks of society.


    https://www.tristatehomepage.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/92/2021/10/opperman-arrests.jpg?w=876

    https://www.tristatehomepage.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/92/2021/10/child-death-arrests.jpg?w=876

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Paperback Writer

    Top right,would do.

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Father O'Hara


    Top right,would do.
     
    Note the tattoo of the name of the late three-year-old she trusted around fentanyl.

    I'm sure she kept her Tide pods away from the child, though.
  77. .. opens up the room for mental health, opens up room for public health, it opens up room for things like housing, education ..

    Yet another, public education guy in favor of government-oriented approaches (e.g. spending tax dollars) for any problem that you can think of.

    In 2017, Profster Topalli was paid a base salary of ~\$216K, plus a \$69K travel reimbursement.

  78. Speaking of pool-party related shootings, anyone else remember gun-control advocate and liberal black journalist Carl Rowen’s shoot-first-ask-questions-later approach to white kids sneaking onto his property and swimming in his pool? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Rowan#Shooting_controversy

    • Thanks: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Malcolm X-Lax

    Yes.

    He was actually the most capable portside opinion journalist of his time. However, his views on school discipline and street crime were points in a catechism.

    Mike Royko wrote a lampoon of the column he wrote defending himself. Michael Kinsley's summary of the column was 'he's for gun control, but first society must abolish crime and drugs'.

  79. @Jack Armstrong
    @Thomas

    Why does a dog like his balls?

    Criminologist: because he doesn’t have affordable housing, quality education, mental health resources and child care.


    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Vs1uvLo8-5w/TG0drORsebI/AAAAAAAACGY/2Rdd8jNplIU/s400/professor_irwin_corey-1.jpg

    Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax

    Literally, just yesterday I watched the Run DMC video from the 1980’s “Rock Box” and it featured this guy. Professor Irwin Corey. Recognized him from the picture you posted. Haven’t watched the video/song in many years. Striking coincidence, I thought.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Malcolm X-Lax

    When Thomas Pynchon won the National Book Award for "Gravity's Rainbow," (the only serious American novel published since yoinks), he sent Professor Irwin Corey to accept the award and give a speech in his stead.

    That was back when America still knew how to tell a joke, instead of being one.

  80. Georgia State University has the most signups for Seeking Arrangement of any university in America. If we assume 30k of the 50k students are female and almost all the sign-ups are female (1,300) then 1 in 25 of the students at Georgia State are open to soft prostitution.

  81. @Steve Sailer
    @AndrewR

    He was at the Buckhead Home Depot. Buckhead is the Beverly Hills of Atlanta.

    Replies: @Adam Smith, @Hypnotoad666

    I wonder if this “pool party” was one of those instances where someone rents a fancy airbnb mansion and throws a humongous party. (Possibly charging for admission to make a profit? Not sure how that part works).

    I have seen those parties in LA (up on mullholland seems to be a favorite spot), with the crowds spilling out into the street. Let’s just say the demo of partygoers does not match the neighborhood.

    • Agree: Paperback Writer
  82. @NOTA
    @Paperback Writer

    The middle guy looks white to me. But all three look like the sort of dudes you'd cross the street to avoid.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    White sauce with spice maybe.

    (Of course I meant to write “I can’t place him.”)

  83. @Reg Cæsar
    @Colin Wright



    ‘…it opens up room for things like housing, education, community partnerships,” he said.’
     
    Has anybody ever shown that spending money on such things reduces crime?
     
    Yes. We spent money on housing, education, and community partnerships in a village three counties away from our old city neighborhood. It sure reduced our exposure to crime, not to mention rioting.

    Downside: there are significantly more registered sex offenders per capita here. They have to house them somewhere, and Podunk hasn't much say in the matter.

    The Asian, African, and Latin immigrants in our old area weren't particularly criminal, but they would absolutely become so should a sex offender arise in their midst. Whites are now too "civilized" to leave corpses behind Dumpsters, which is what a Puerto Rican told me they did in his hometown.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    Whites are now too “civilized” to leave corpses behind Dumpsters, which is what a Puerto Rican told me they did in his hometown.

    The Chinese in NYC take pedos upstate, and deal with the problem there.

  84. @Reg Cæsar

    Volkan Topalli
     
    One of Hungary's greatest composers and music educators! Oh, wait... that would be Zoltán Kodály.

    ...had just purchased two bags of potting soil
     
    ...which, mixed in with his analysis, would produce some robust and beautiful vegetation.

    "I’m a 55-year-old white guy. I live in a nice neighborhood…"
     
    Professor Volkan Topalli = Violents soak Prof. Pallor.


    Crime experts cannot pinpoint one or two reasons why violence increased in 2020.
     
    I can.
     
    Which is why you're not an "expert".

    Here are mug shots of the first three arrestees in the shooting:
     
    As diverse as the six involved in this, um, incident:



    A 3-year-old died and multiple children were hospitalized after ingesting fentanyl, police say


    Diversity and assimilation does indeed occur-- at the lowest ranks of society.


    https://www.tristatehomepage.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/92/2021/10/opperman-arrests.jpg?w=876

    https://www.tristatehomepage.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/92/2021/10/child-death-arrests.jpg?w=876

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Paperback Writer

    They look like your average white Kenosha rioter.

  85. @Anon
    @Dumbo

    He’s Albanian.

    Replies: @Tony, @Dumbo

    So he’s from Albany?

  86. @Redneck farmer
    I'm guessing forced sterilization of violent criminals isn't one of his proposals?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Crawfurdmuir, @Rob

    Why forced?

    Why, do cons just like forcing people to do stuff? Why force, when offering a lifetime supply of purpa drank will work? a lifetime, that’s what, a decade, max? That neatly sidesteps the coercive aspects.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Rob


    Why, do cons just like forcing people to do stuff?
     
    Not people. He clearly wrote "violent criminals".
  87. @Alden
    @AndrewR

    I live part of the year in Los Angeles and part of the year in a San Francisco suburban small town. Town was founded in 1769 by Spanish explorers Father Crespi, Captain Gaspar de Portola and Sergeant Ortega.

    Since 1769 there has not been one murder in that litttle town. Not one. 2 bodies have been found in the forest. Killed in San Francisco bodies dumped in the small town.

    Replies: @Tony

    Guess there were no Michael Skakels living there.

  88. “I’m a 55-year-old white guy. I live in a nice neighborhood … I know that what happened to me was absolutely ‘the wrong time at the wrong place,’” he [Topalli] said.

    I wonder, though, how a 55-yo white guy in a nice ‘hood got shot. Were the police not pulling over cars full of black yoofs in nice neighborhoods? If the sign says Black Lives matter and the cops would hate to interfere in black lives on behalf of people who care so much about them that they put up a sign… police may be thinking.

    Couple that with rich, liberals’ kids not understanding their parents’ hypocrisy on anti-racism, so one of them invites some of the carefully-vetted black girls at his private school, and does not know to tell them that they cannot invite friends, because he didn’t tell any of the white girls, and his parents just thought he knew, so he didn’t need to be told, and a liberal criminologist got a little blowback from the decades of effort from him and his kind.

    [MORE]

    Seriously, wealthy (and not so wealthy) liberals depend on a lot of infrastructure, much of it run by conservatives, many driven to conservatism by decades of experience with blacks, to protect them from the black underclass. Liberals, especially jews, but increasingly, young liberal women, cannot help disparaging these vital-to-the-lifestyle conservatives. The jews because they think minorities recognize them as brothers in arms — they don’t — and the women because black males are nice to them, and indeed they are. To the zaftig sort, they are a lot nicer than the white boys. Those young women, not recognizing the difference between rascals and scoundrels across the gulf of race and class, and attracted by the masculinity that schools strongly discourage in white boys, maybe invited these three not-so-dark brothas to the party. The one in the center of the mugshots could be a not-so-dark sista. Though the shooty thing militates that.

    Another possibility is that the neighborhood is formerly good. Socially ambitious blacks, attracted by “good schools” rented, even bought, in the neighborhood. That drove out socially savvy whites immediately, then more whites as the schools declined… Perhaps, though, white flight started more recently than that. To the point where a criminologist, especially a liberal one who (likely) did not have kids in the schools to see the early presence of crime firsthand, did not know that this was not a neighborhood where one went out to Home Depot next to a yoof pool party. Do note he is not listed as a criminologist on the website with his profile, but a criminal justice researcher. Criminal justice is an academic field whose name has changed meaning as the March through the institutions has reached its nadir. While it once was concerned with bringing criminals to justice, it is now concerned with bringing justice to criminals. Where justice means release, no bail, and “alternatives to incarceration.”

    There are a lot of houses in touristy places that are Airbnb-dependent tiny hotels. When the pandemic shut down restaurants and shops, not to mention business travel, these places must have been SOL. They try to fly below the radar — they often violate zoning laws, the owners do not want to pay taxes on their income, and they have no permanent, indeed, even temporary employees. The cleaning services do not know or want to know their employers’ business. Even if they did, they probably employ illegals, even in Atlanta, so they don’t want to explain to the revenue-ers how they know that this other nominally private individual is evading taxes. They must have been hard hit by travel shutdowns. I do not know this, but they were likely not much helped by the Trump era money shoveled to business — these were nominally loans, but they were in much more valuable dollars, but not for long, and we’ll see how much is paid back, even in much less valuable dollars — they were new, did not have employees, did not have lobbyists, and had income that far exceeded any declared income — they cannot (one hopes) have received much shutdown money. There is a good chance that they were even under, residential, non-commercial mortgages. The owners could not safely admit they were businesses.

    So, nice real estate, decent section of town (any would-be traveler can DuckDuckGo crime rates by ZIP), and owners are desperate for income right now. Pretty appealing for the people who run black drug enterprises. Gangbangers. The smart(er) ones, who make more money than fast-food workers. Plus, it’s much closer to where the easy marks live. Even smarter gangbangers are not Mafiosi with omertà. They like to live large. Including — here’s where the digression gets relevant — having pool parties. Why not invite the old ‘hood to the new ‘hood?

    Does anyone know more about Atlanta, business, the shutdown business no-interest loans, or black gangs to say whether this scenario is realistic?

    You will note, the journalist’s careful construction “ Crime experts cannot pinpoint one or two reasons why violence increased in 2020.” Are you, Steve, a crime expert? No. Here’s the proof: you know the media’s anti-Trump campaign to rile up black violence following George Floyd’s mostly-fortunate death from fentanyl overdose caused the increased rate of black crime. Crime experts do not know this. You are not a crime expert. QED.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @Rob

    Continuing on the topic of being at the wrong place and the wrong time, I live in one of those predominately non-minority neighborhoods with the BLM, In This House We Believe and No Matter Where You Are From, You are Welcome as my Neighbor signs.

    So I drive to a CVS a mere mile from where I live, and yes, the surroundings to my Progressive Bubble neighborhood have been getting more and more AFFH'd over time. As I drive up to the place, there are three tall teen men walking on the sidewalk, and as a pass by in my car, one of these men, the tallest and apparently the Leader of the Pack, spews out this fountain of a foul-looking brown liquid.

    I park the car in the CVS lot, I take a quick look on the passenger side to see if my next trip should be to the car wash, and I see that this tobacco-chewing youth missed. I look over in the direction of the three guys, and even though they are a considerable distance across the parking lot on the sidewalk away, I hear one say, "That's the same guy." I am looking at what they are up to, but I guess they were "counter surveilling" as to what I am up to.

    Well aware of the drill of not getting into any interaction with a small group of "youths" in this day and age, and these men were all white, tobacco chewing guy could have been Hispanic, but he certainly didn't resemble in the least bit the roofers who last month worked on my neighbor's house. One get's to wondering about "should these teens not have been in school", but I don't keep up with whether our nearby high school is on half-days with COVID or whether these men were on their lunch break.

    So what I do is turn away and go into the CVS to shop for what I came there for. When I come out, they are gone, and I drive away.

    Later on in the evening while I am standing in my garage while I am airing it out, on which I have strict instructions not to do with the garage unattended with the main door open because of the times we live in and how the police are warning that "people" break into cars to steal garage door openers to gain access to garages to break into you house when you are not home, I notice a deep circular gouge on the paint of the top of the car.

    It is no big deal because it is a domestic car with over 200,000 miles, older than 25 years, it gets only 400 miles on a quart of oil, it leaks radiator fluid, the rear struts are shot to heck and the bounces like crazy on the highway, and the brake line I replaced last year are clanging when I go around curves because the attachment points under the car have rusted loose. I guess that is why I drive an old "beater" car.

    But I thought "keying a car" is what psycho girlfriends do and I am long "settled down" and past that life chapter? I don't know if tobacco chewing guy circled around to "teach me a lesson" for looking at him from across a parking lot and then turning away. The car, for all its defects, has a bright coat of paint that has kept its sheen over the years, and maybe it was an attractive target for both tobacco-chew-spew and knife gouge vandalism?

    I already got a domestic scolding from the "don't make know trouble" faction at home of "why didn't you drive off instead of go into the store" and I don't even know if I want to bring up the gouge?

    Wrong place at the wrong time? We are running out of right places at right times?

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

  89. @Father O'Hara
    @Reg Cæsar

    Top right,would do.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Top right,would do.

    Note the tattoo of the name of the late three-year-old she trusted around fentanyl.

    I’m sure she kept her Tide pods away from the child, though.

  90. @Rob
    @Redneck farmer

    Why forced?

    Why, do cons just like forcing people to do stuff? Why force, when offering a lifetime supply of purpa drank will work? a lifetime, that’s what, a decade, max? That neatly sidesteps the coercive aspects.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Why, do cons just like forcing people to do stuff?

    Not people. He clearly wrote “violent criminals”.

  91. @Justvisiting
    @Ed

    Our rural American town had a murder once--maybe--rumor is that it happened in the 1800s, but nobody knows for sure.

    "Violent America" does exist if you go to all the wrong places.

    Replies: @Ragno, @Mike_from_SGV

    Make sure you never let the name of that town slip.

  92. @Jack Armstrong
    @anonymous

    https://media.fotki.com/2v2HcauqFxAqeaq.jpg

    Replies: @anonymous

    Good one. Thanks.

    • Thanks: Jack Armstrong
  93. @Malcolm X-Lax
    @Jack Armstrong

    Literally, just yesterday I watched the Run DMC video from the 1980's "Rock Box" and it featured this guy. Professor Irwin Corey. Recognized him from the picture you posted. Haven't watched the video/song in many years. Striking coincidence, I thought.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    When Thomas Pynchon won the National Book Award for “Gravity’s Rainbow,” (the only serious American novel published since yoinks), he sent Professor Irwin Corey to accept the award and give a speech in his stead.

    That was back when America still knew how to tell a joke, instead of being one.

  94. @El Dato
    @Gamecock

    Old memes are best

    https://i.postimg.cc/3RBS19GS/old-memes-a-best.jpg

    Explainer from "Know Your Meme":


    Pool's Closed is a catchphrase associated with a series of raids carried out by Anonymous against the online social networking site Habbo Hotel, where members of the group formed human blockades to obstruct the entry points of popular hangouts with their avatars dressed in afros and business suits. The first raid was launched in July 2006 after rumors began to spread on 4chan that some Habbo moderators had tendencies to ban users based on the skin colors of their avatars.
     

    Replies: @Polistra

    And people learn that rumours and hoaxes can be very effective indeed.

  95. OT:
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/3abzaj/lincoln-project-posed-as-charlottesville-white-supremacists-at-youngkin-gop-event

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @MEH 0910


    The Lincoln Project acknowledged they were behind the stunt after VICE News identified one of the people in the photo as a Democratic operative.
     
    Republicans are such wimps. The Democrat poseurs will deny any connection until the day they die.

    As long as they're Democrats, anyway.
    , @El Dato
    @MEH 0910

    > Something called "The Lincoln Project" does dirty tricks and proper gander.

    It's right there on the tin.

    https://i.postimg.cc/3Jqsmhzb/stalin-smokes.gif

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  96. @Hugo Silva
    @Dumbo

    Volkan Topalli seems to be an Albanian name.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Volkan Topalli seems to be an Albanian name.

    Really? I thought it was Alabamian.

  97. @MEH 0910
    OT:
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/3abzaj/lincoln-project-posed-as-charlottesville-white-supremacists-at-youngkin-gop-event
    https://twitter.com/VICENews/status/1454210287125549058

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato

    The Lincoln Project acknowledged they were behind the stunt after VICE News identified one of the people in the photo as a Democratic operative.

    Republicans are such wimps. The Democrat poseurs will deny any connection until the day they die.

    As long as they’re Democrats, anyway.

  98. Rob says:

    Experts have been making the case for years that keeping communities safe depends on the availability of resources that keep communities stable: affordable housing, quality education, mental health resources, and child care, to name a few. The pandemic reduced or eliminated access to all of these.

    Going backward through the list, because that’s the kind of guy I am, let’s tackle childcare first. It is a shame that capitalists immiserated Americans. Once upon a time, when a family did fine with one earner (typically the male, who identified as a man) another adult (typically the female, who identified as a woman) could provide nearly full-time childcare for several children. Many women were well-connected with other female women who had identified as pregnant within a broadly similar timeframe as the first woman-identified female-identified also identified as pregnant. Before the Great Immiseration, even during, reptiles identifying as politicians could be found who said that that structure was best for the childs identifying as children. As the capitalists owned the media did not allow class to be mentioned on the air and class was redolent with Communism, which then identified as un-American, no one stated the facts — immiseration of America had begun from the bottom up — and not the very bottom, but the base of the working class. It was not outsourcing then. It was that American reptiles had opened up the economy to goods manufactured in some East Asian nations identifying as anti-Communist. Unfortunately for us, the American capitalists who owned car factories were identifying as morons at the time, and the Japanese car manufacturers identified as eating their lunch — GM’s lunch, to be specific.

    Never letting a crisis (of their own making) go to waste, the capitalists, then identifying as patriots, said the problem was unions. The problem with unions they said, was greed. Instead of laughing, millions, tens of millions of American workers, identifying as gullible patriots saw fellow patriots decrying the greed of American workers and decided that, yes! Those (other) American workers were greedy! The media, identifying as neutral while taking advertising money from the capitalists, but not the greedy unions never pushed back nor contextualized the capitalists’ positions.

    Before long, capitalists, identifying as lovers of the Democratic process, bought a lot of politicians, who gradually, then suddenly lowered tariffs on goods manufactured overseas. Who opposed this? Why the greedy American workers. Note, the choice of workers rather than workers and what the Soviets called the New Class. The New Class was something of a problem in communism. They were unpredicted by Marx, but they were everywhere, running everything (into the ground) They were necessary. They were not workers engaged in direct production. They did not turn screws, or drive oxen, or swing picks. They were not capitalists. They did not own the means of production. But they ran the factories. They ran the collective farms. They ran the mines. The oil fields. They designed the buildings, the cities… They made their living through knowledge and education. They were heavily Jewish. They were indispensable. They were much more heavily Jewish than the knowledge workers of America. The US had not liquidated the educated part of the population. Most American men were not alcoholics. Many people who were then in small, private businesses in the US, shopkeepers, doctors, lawyers… were part of state-run enterprises in the USSR.

    The Soviets needed this New Class. They had to be kept somewhat happy. That the new class managed the productive enterprises without ever setting foot in the factories could be thought of, if one were identifying as an anti-Semite, as being the cause of, and reason the Communist Party leadership was unaware of, the production failures of the Communist economy. They were the ones who decided to manufacture tiny ingots of steel, too small to be used anywhere, to meet the numbers of the quota, without regard to the spirit of the quota. They were the ones who certified that the quota was met by that factory. Both sides of that interaction were friends. They went to the same schools, etc. They weren’t going to let some little thing like the entire reason for having steel production al all get in the way of the little luxuries their station afforded them. In their defense, higher-ups, New Class until the very top, we’re not tolerant of failures to meet quota, when all the other factories were making theirs, comrade.

    I’m sure I’m mutilating the history of Soviet Communism somewhat. But one difference between Soviet Communism, which fell on the ash heap of history, and Chinese Communism, which is putting the US on the ash heap of history, is that China has no Jews, as Andrew Anglin might point out. Don’t worry, though, most of the Jews got out of Russia.

    That the Jews of the American new class think they are going to go to China is a rich irony. China, you see, has no Ashkenazi Jews who are trying to “help” China undermine the US by offering a separate peace to American Jews the way American Jews “helped” us win the Cold War by saving Soviet Jewry. The ticket to America was no doubt some of why Soviet New Class turned the country to shit, before Jewish American experts’ shock therapy created the Yeltsin-era Jewish oligarchs. I do not think China will allow many American Jews to immigrate. They can produce their own managerial and technical classes. Immigration will have a very bad rap following America’s Gorbachev era. If China needs European creatives, they can buy all the American sperm and eggs they want, right now. They should hurry, though, as corruption in education will crash the quality of the market’s gametes.

    The failure of the New Class is never mentioned as a cause for the failure of the USSR. It flummoxes me why, though.

    Anyway, that’s my New Class digression. I’m kinda petered out, though? Meant to get through his list. I’ll just half-ass “quality education” and call it a night. If there’s any demand, I’ll do more tomorrow.

    [MORE]

    There were a lot of people who benefitted from “quality education” in America. Art Deco can tell you what year’s Americans (maybe even whites) had the same per capita income as today’s blacks. I do neither numbers nor details, though. Surely whites’ improved education from then to now caused all the income growth? Well, past a point, IQ is mostly education-proof. Pretty sure Audacious Epigone — may he Rest in (blogging) Peace — could tell you, or maybe Ron Guhname could tell you, that the GSS shows that the lower WordSum scores at every education level today compared to the same one in 1970 (or ‘80, I forget) is due to more dim people making it into that category today than then. The 2 points per year, if that, that a recent “study” found from additional education implies that blacks would need an additional seven years of (successfully completed) education to catch up. This would entail several years of post-P.hD. education for black P.h.D.s, as they considerably lag white ones. If comment histories are searchable, I found a table of verbal IQ for whites and blacks at less than HS, HS, Associates, Bachelors, and masters degree levels, could be wrong about one. Blacks at one had the IQ of whites a level below. Whatever the effects of education, something else depresses black IQ.

    Even if we think that genetic differences directly depress black IQ, is more education solely responsible for Americans’ improved economic results? Keeping in mind that a lot of the income of, say, doctors, is directly due to government spending, which, on the margin, and it’s a big margin, paid for by China, a big chunk of the income of the upper levels is caused by immiseration of the working class. Oh, yeah, to finish that up, childcare used to be affordable to one wage earner with a lot left over, no more. Populism could bring that back, following an adjustment period. At least it is imaginable with populism plus tech improvements. The D plan, where immigrants neglect their kids to care for current Americans’ fewer kids, is not imaginably sustainable.

    Tech is largely responsible for increases in world income 1945-1990, globalization — largely enabled by tech — for China’s new wealth, there’s another source of wealth that is never mentioned, except once, by West Hunter. Eating the Seedcorn. We have done a ton of this. Immiseration of the working class and then white-collar class has been offset by productive people having more workers and fewer offspring per family. Some of what we’re investing to produce, smart blacks, will never happen. Very smart people are not being born, have not been born for decades, so their parents can keep away from the Orcican-Americans their dispossession is funding. The Hispanics upon which we spend unGodly sums to educate? As poor an investment as blacks. The TFR of exceptionally smart women, which hurts very smart men somewhat less, because men value traits in women besides (lol) hard-hearted ambition and earning power, and so are willing to “marry down”? It’s nearly zero, like 0.5 or something. Unlike capital growth, which will grow if the smart fraction gets smarter, the depressed economic growth because smart people are not born is gone. If so many fewer smart people are born that everything in the West collapses? The capitalists’ wealth will never recover, truly, the worst outcome of the end of the world.

    The fiscal shenanigans of Ray Gun to Current Year? When people get rich playing with capital by “investing” in housing bubbles or whatnot? If I can get 8% playing pretend, that pulls off real capital to playing monopoly. It pulls off real brains from important, potentially world-changing tech, like universal cancer prevention, curing (almost) all infectious disease through conceptually-simple genetic engineering… all the super-science (realistic and some that they did not dream was realistic) of post-war sci-fi. So many brains have been pulled into fiddling with games that it’s not even funny. The best job for physics Ph.D. earners is Wall Street quant! So many innovative brains can make a fine living writing incremental-science grant proposals, when a tenth the funding, one percent of the funding to truly innovative minds possessed by stale pale white males who cannot jump through hoops is mind-boggling…

    Yes. Let’s throw away a few trillion pretending gang bangers are diamonds in the rough! Let’s send them to “good schools” to beat up the smart kids and sell drugs. That’s what we should do with the last free money the Chinese will ever give us!

    God, I’m in a bad mood now! That criminologist needed a few more bullets. Enough to scare him into being a voice of reason.

    Thanks, Steve

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Rob

    Not bad.

    , @Inquiring Mind
    @Rob

    On the subject of the New Class, we all agree that Mr. Biden is a figure head and that there are some Deep State Powers really running things? So why is the entire Biden Administration so incompetent?

    Curtis Yarvin gave a long interview to Tucker Carlson where he explains, "Don't think that the people in the Deep State are particularly competent."

    Exhibit A appears to be Antony Blinken, the Lord look upon him kindly and grant him peace.

    What was "for pragmatic reasons (I guess ramming through some international agreement for Zero Carbon by 2050 or some such madness), 'we' should include Taiwan in the UN."

    That of course went over with the Xi Regime like the proverbial lead balloon.

    I suppose there isn't that much harm for the US Secretary of State to spout off stoopid stuff every now and then? But could you imagine Mike Pompeo, even on an off day, saying something that totally ignorant if history since Nixon Went to China?

    You know and I know and even Mike Pompeo knows that for all intents and purposes, Taiwan is an independent country, or at least until such time that China wants to cross the Straights with an invasion force. But China, you know, Mainland China, Red China, Commie China has maintained the fiction that Taiwan is really a province of China in which they haven't gotten around to bringing the renegades -- their version of the Branch Davidians -- to heel. Yet.

    What kind of diploma-mill sad-excuse for an institution of higher learning to Mr. Blinken attend? The harm in Antony Blinken saying this is not that it provokes China, because China huffs and puffs pro-forma about such insults. The harm is it makes the President and everyone associated with it look utterly incompetent. Am I old and this "there is only one China" principle not "knowledge in the world"?

    Replies: @Rob

  99. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    He was dialing 911 when he heard a shot and felt a searing pain in his forearm.
     
    Snitches get stitches, motherf***er.

    "What is your location, sir?"

    "Erm...Wrong Place and Wrong Time?"

    Replies: @Rob

    Screwed up my first reply:

    “Snitches get stitches.“

    Bitches get britches.

    Get Voltron some new pants!

  100. @Anon
    @Dumbo

    He’s Albanian.

    Replies: @Tony, @Dumbo

    So I was right. White, but not European. 😀 😉

    (Are Albanians white?)

    • Replies: @Obstinate Cymric
    @Dumbo

    Albanians in the UK have a big chunk of the sex trade and are increasingly shoving the Vietnamese out of the cannabis farming (using stolen electricity) racket. No slouches at wholesale coke dealing either.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/hp/front/the-albanian-sex-slave-trade-6318766.html


    It may seem incredible that, in the great city where William Wilberforce campaigned - in the democracy that led the world in outlawing slavery - human beings are traded now for the price of a second-hand car. Yet an Evening Standard investigation has uncovered a criminal culture that thrives on human bondage, where unseen and unspeakable cruelty mocks the tenets of civilised life.

    At its heart are men from the clans of Albania, criminals who have exploited the tragic misery of their own people to gain sanctuary in Britain. They have created an entire underworld regime, financed by the rich pickings of prostitution, and their vice network is spreading fast far beyond the well-known, sleazy recesses of Soho and into favoured residential areas across London.

    It began with the Kosovo emergency in 1999. As Britain and its Nato partners went to war with Serbia to save Kosovar Albanians from repression and atrocity, thousands poured into Britain seeking asylum. Among them were Albanians who, in truth, had nothing to fear from the regime in Belgrade across the Yugoslav border but who saw a lucrative opportunity.

    They masqueraded as victims of the Kosovo crisis to gain entry to Britain and, once here, they began to organise. Pre-eminent among them were men from the clans based in the northern cities of Tropoja and Shkodra - areas of Albania where banditry has flourished for centuries. As ethnic Albanian communities formed in east and south-east London, the northern suburbs and Luton, these men formed a nexus of pimps, traffickers and enforcers.
     
    Another Tony Blair diversity benefit.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Mike_from_SGV, @JMcG

    , @Yngvar
    @Dumbo

    Albanians are Slavs, so yes, they are white Europeans.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  101. “I’m a 55-year-old white guy. I live in a nice neighborhood … I know that what happened to me was absolutely ‘the wrong time at the wrong place,’” he said.

    In what way is a home improvement store in broad daylight “the wrong time at the wrong place,”?

  102. When you think that the whitest Western was made by Russians during the Soviet era, it makes you contemplate the meanders of the Western civilization. There are a few BIPOC people, but only as a historical decoration – they are Mexicans (Russians have always been obsessed with an Anglo-Irish-American novelist Thomas Mayne Reid & this is “The Headless Horseman”, 1973) …

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Bardon Kaldian

    I see it now- the director was Jewish, Vladimir Vaynshtok, who was purged during the campaign against cosmopolitanism.

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

    https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%92%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BD%D1%88%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BA,_%D0%92%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%80_%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87

    В ходе кампании по борьбе с космополитизмом был «вычищен» из системы кинематографии. По воспоминаниям литературоведа Бориса Грибанова, который подружился в Вайнштоком в начале 50-х годов, тот перебивался тогда случайными заработками, в частности в «Детгизе»[10]. Работал под литературным псевдонимом Владимир Владимиров, сохранив его и после смерти Сталина.

    Damn, you can find Jews snooping around the movies, anywhere .....

  103. @Crawfurdmuir
    @Redneck farmer


    I’m guessing forced sterilization of violent criminals isn’t one of his proposals?
     
    The solution is not forced sterilization, but compulsory gelding.

    We castrate dogs, cats, horses, bulls, etc., not only or even primarily to prevent them from passing on their genes, but because the operation changes their temperament for the better. The eugenic benefit of it is purely a secondary advantage.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Anonymous

    The solution is not forced sterilization, but compulsory gelding.

    IIRC that takes place in the Escape From New York novel. All the prisoners are castrated before being sent into the penal colony.
    Very sensible.

  104. @MEH 0910
    OT:
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/3abzaj/lincoln-project-posed-as-charlottesville-white-supremacists-at-youngkin-gop-event
    https://twitter.com/VICENews/status/1454210287125549058

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato

    > Something called “The Lincoln Project” does dirty tricks and proper gander.

    It’s right there on the tin.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @El Dato

    Now that is creepy.

    I've seen plenty of photos of Stalin in my time, but I don't think I've ever before seen live footage of the Second Most Evil Man in the World*, especially not of him looking right at you!

    * (nope, First is not Hitler, though he rates.)

  105. @Rob

    Experts have been making the case for years that keeping communities safe depends on the availability of resources that keep communities stable: affordable housing, quality education, mental health resources, and child care, to name a few. The pandemic reduced or eliminated access to all of these.
     
    Going backward through the list, because that's the kind of guy I am, let’s tackle childcare first. It is a shame that capitalists immiserated Americans. Once upon a time, when a family did fine with one earner (typically the male, who identified as a man) another adult (typically the female, who identified as a woman) could provide nearly full-time childcare for several children. Many women were well-connected with other female women who had identified as pregnant within a broadly similar timeframe as the first woman-identified female-identified also identified as pregnant. Before the Great Immiseration, even during, reptiles identifying as politicians could be found who said that that structure was best for the childs identifying as children. As the capitalists owned the media did not allow class to be mentioned on the air and class was redolent with Communism, which then identified as un-American, no one stated the facts — immiseration of America had begun from the bottom up — and not the very bottom, but the base of the working class. It was not outsourcing then. It was that American reptiles had opened up the economy to goods manufactured in some East Asian nations identifying as anti-Communist. Unfortunately for us, the American capitalists who owned car factories were identifying as morons at the time, and the Japanese car manufacturers identified as eating their lunch — GM’s lunch, to be specific.

    Never letting a crisis (of their own making) go to waste, the capitalists, then identifying as patriots, said the problem was unions. The problem with unions they said, was greed. Instead of laughing, millions, tens of millions of American workers, identifying as gullible patriots saw fellow patriots decrying the greed of American workers and decided that, yes! Those (other) American workers were greedy! The media, identifying as neutral while taking advertising money from the capitalists, but not the greedy unions never pushed back nor contextualized the capitalists' positions.

    Before long, capitalists, identifying as lovers of the Democratic process, bought a lot of politicians, who gradually, then suddenly lowered tariffs on goods manufactured overseas. Who opposed this? Why the greedy American workers. Note, the choice of workers rather than workers and what the Soviets called the New Class. The New Class was something of a problem in communism. They were unpredicted by Marx, but they were everywhere, running everything (into the ground) They were necessary. They were not workers engaged in direct production. They did not turn screws, or drive oxen, or swing picks. They were not capitalists. They did not own the means of production. But they ran the factories. They ran the collective farms. They ran the mines. The oil fields. They designed the buildings, the cities… They made their living through knowledge and education. They were heavily Jewish. They were indispensable. They were much more heavily Jewish than the knowledge workers of America. The US had not liquidated the educated part of the population. Most American men were not alcoholics. Many people who were then in small, private businesses in the US, shopkeepers, doctors, lawyers… were part of state-run enterprises in the USSR.

    The Soviets needed this New Class. They had to be kept somewhat happy. That the new class managed the productive enterprises without ever setting foot in the factories could be thought of, if one were identifying as an anti-Semite, as being the cause of, and reason the Communist Party leadership was unaware of, the production failures of the Communist economy. They were the ones who decided to manufacture tiny ingots of steel, too small to be used anywhere, to meet the numbers of the quota, without regard to the spirit of the quota. They were the ones who certified that the quota was met by that factory. Both sides of that interaction were friends. They went to the same schools, etc. They weren’t going to let some little thing like the entire reason for having steel production al all get in the way of the little luxuries their station afforded them. In their defense, higher-ups, New Class until the very top, we’re not tolerant of failures to meet quota, when all the other factories were making theirs, comrade.

    I’m sure I’m mutilating the history of Soviet Communism somewhat. But one difference between Soviet Communism, which fell on the ash heap of history, and Chinese Communism, which is putting the US on the ash heap of history, is that China has no Jews, as Andrew Anglin might point out. Don’t worry, though, most of the Jews got out of Russia.

    That the Jews of the American new class think they are going to go to China is a rich irony. China, you see, has no Ashkenazi Jews who are trying to “help” China undermine the US by offering a separate peace to American Jews the way American Jews “helped” us win the Cold War by saving Soviet Jewry. The ticket to America was no doubt some of why Soviet New Class turned the country to shit, before Jewish American experts’ shock therapy created the Yeltsin-era Jewish oligarchs. I do not think China will allow many American Jews to immigrate. They can produce their own managerial and technical classes. Immigration will have a very bad rap following America’s Gorbachev era. If China needs European creatives, they can buy all the American sperm and eggs they want, right now. They should hurry, though, as corruption in education will crash the quality of the market’s gametes.

    The failure of the New Class is never mentioned as a cause for the failure of the USSR. It flummoxes me why, though.

    Anyway, that’s my New Class digression. I’m kinda petered out, though? Meant to get through his list. I’ll just half-ass “quality education” and call it a night. If there’s any demand, I’ll do more tomorrow.

    There were a lot of people who benefitted from “quality education” in America. Art Deco can tell you what year’s Americans (maybe even whites) had the same per capita income as today’s blacks. I do neither numbers nor details, though. Surely whites’ improved education from then to now caused all the income growth? Well, past a point, IQ is mostly education-proof. Pretty sure Audacious Epigone — may he Rest in (blogging) Peace — could tell you, or maybe Ron Guhname could tell you, that the GSS shows that the lower WordSum scores at every education level today compared to the same one in 1970 (or ‘80, I forget) is due to more dim people making it into that category today than then. The 2 points per year, if that, that a recent “study” found from additional education implies that blacks would need an additional seven years of (successfully completed) education to catch up. This would entail several years of post-P.hD. education for black P.h.D.s, as they considerably lag white ones. If comment histories are searchable, I found a table of verbal IQ for whites and blacks at less than HS, HS, Associates, Bachelors, and masters degree levels, could be wrong about one. Blacks at one had the IQ of whites a level below. Whatever the effects of education, something else depresses black IQ.

    Even if we think that genetic differences directly depress black IQ, is more education solely responsible for Americans’ improved economic results? Keeping in mind that a lot of the income of, say, doctors, is directly due to government spending, which, on the margin, and it’s a big margin, paid for by China, a big chunk of the income of the upper levels is caused by immiseration of the working class. Oh, yeah, to finish that up, childcare used to be affordable to one wage earner with a lot left over, no more. Populism could bring that back, following an adjustment period. At least it is imaginable with populism plus tech improvements. The D plan, where immigrants neglect their kids to care for current Americans’ fewer kids, is not imaginably sustainable.

    Tech is largely responsible for increases in world income 1945-1990, globalization — largely enabled by tech — for China’s new wealth, there’s another source of wealth that is never mentioned, except once, by West Hunter. Eating the Seedcorn. We have done a ton of this. Immiseration of the working class and then white-collar class has been offset by productive people having more workers and fewer offspring per family. Some of what we’re investing to produce, smart blacks, will never happen. Very smart people are not being born, have not been born for decades, so their parents can keep away from the Orcican-Americans their dispossession is funding. The Hispanics upon which we spend unGodly sums to educate? As poor an investment as blacks. The TFR of exceptionally smart women, which hurts very smart men somewhat less, because men value traits in women besides (lol) hard-hearted ambition and earning power, and so are willing to “marry down”? It’s nearly zero, like 0.5 or something. Unlike capital growth, which will grow if the smart fraction gets smarter, the depressed economic growth because smart people are not born is gone. If so many fewer smart people are born that everything in the West collapses? The capitalists' wealth will never recover, truly, the worst outcome of the end of the world.

    The fiscal shenanigans of Ray Gun to Current Year? When people get rich playing with capital by “investing” in housing bubbles or whatnot? If I can get 8% playing pretend, that pulls off real capital to playing monopoly. It pulls off real brains from important, potentially world-changing tech, like universal cancer prevention, curing (almost) all infectious disease through conceptually-simple genetic engineering… all the super-science (realistic and some that they did not dream was realistic) of post-war sci-fi. So many brains have been pulled into fiddling with games that it’s not even funny. The best job for physics Ph.D. earners is Wall Street quant! So many innovative brains can make a fine living writing incremental-science grant proposals, when a tenth the funding, one percent of the funding to truly innovative minds possessed by stale pale white males who cannot jump through hoops is mind-boggling…

    Yes. Let’s throw away a few trillion pretending gang bangers are diamonds in the rough! Let’s send them to “good schools” to beat up the smart kids and sell drugs. That’s what we should do with the last free money the Chinese will ever give us!

    God, I’m in a bad mood now! That criminologist needed a few more bullets. Enough to scare him into being a voice of reason.

    Thanks, Steve

    Replies: @El Dato, @Inquiring Mind

    Not bad.

  106. @Bardon Kaldian
    When you think that the whitest Western was made by Russians during the Soviet era, it makes you contemplate the meanders of the Western civilization. There are a few BIPOC people, but only as a historical decoration - they are Mexicans (Russians have always been obsessed with an Anglo-Irish-American novelist Thomas Mayne Reid & this is "The Headless Horseman", 1973) ...

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

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    I see it now- the director was Jewish, Vladimir Vaynshtok, who was purged during the campaign against cosmopolitanism.

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

    https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%92%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BD%D1%88%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BA,_%D0%92%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%80_%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87

    В ходе кампании по борьбе с космополитизмом был «вычищен» из системы кинематографии. По воспоминаниям литературоведа Бориса Грибанова, который подружился в Вайнштоком в начале 50-х годов, тот перебивался тогда случайными заработками, в частности в «Детгизе»[10]. Работал под литературным псевдонимом Владимир Владимиров, сохранив его и после смерти Сталина.

    Damn, you can find Jews snooping around the movies, anywhere …..

  107. @El Dato
    @MEH 0910

    > Something called "The Lincoln Project" does dirty tricks and proper gander.

    It's right there on the tin.

    https://i.postimg.cc/3Jqsmhzb/stalin-smokes.gif

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Now that is creepy.

    I’ve seen plenty of photos of Stalin in my time, but I don’t think I’ve ever before seen live footage of the Second Most Evil Man in the World*, especially not of him looking right at you!

    * (nope, First is not Hitler, though he rates.)

  108. @Hodag
    Last summer a criminologist was murdered in Chicago. IIRC, she studied bail reform and the nutter that killed her was on no-cash bail.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @MEH 0910, @Bill Jones

    Last summer a criminologist was murdered in Chicago. IIRC, she studied bail reform and the nutter that killed her was on no-cash bail.

    Of course he was.

    Proof that God is an Englishman. It’s these occasional touches of the Monty Python.

  109. @Dumbo
    @Anon

    So I was right. White, but not European. :D ;)

    (Are Albanians white?)

    Replies: @Obstinate Cymric, @Yngvar

    Albanians in the UK have a big chunk of the sex trade and are increasingly shoving the Vietnamese out of the cannabis farming (using stolen electricity) racket. No slouches at wholesale coke dealing either.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/hp/front/the-albanian-sex-slave-trade-6318766.html

    It may seem incredible that, in the great city where William Wilberforce campaigned – in the democracy that led the world in outlawing slavery – human beings are traded now for the price of a second-hand car. Yet an Evening Standard investigation has uncovered a criminal culture that thrives on human bondage, where unseen and unspeakable cruelty mocks the tenets of civilised life.

    At its heart are men from the clans of Albania, criminals who have exploited the tragic misery of their own people to gain sanctuary in Britain. They have created an entire underworld regime, financed by the rich pickings of prostitution, and their vice network is spreading fast far beyond the well-known, sleazy recesses of Soho and into favoured residential areas across London.

    It began with the Kosovo emergency in 1999. As Britain and its Nato partners went to war with Serbia to save Kosovar Albanians from repression and atrocity, thousands poured into Britain seeking asylum. Among them were Albanians who, in truth, had nothing to fear from the regime in Belgrade across the Yugoslav border but who saw a lucrative opportunity.

    They masqueraded as victims of the Kosovo crisis to gain entry to Britain and, once here, they began to organise. Pre-eminent among them were men from the clans based in the northern cities of Tropoja and Shkodra – areas of Albania where banditry has flourished for centuries. As ethnic Albanian communities formed in east and south-east London, the northern suburbs and Luton, these men formed a nexus of pimps, traffickers and enforcers.

    Another Tony Blair diversity benefit.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Obstinate Cymric

    And how's this for a tale of hard luck from a desperate refugee?

    An Albanian fled to Britain saying he was an undercover drug cop back home. He said his cover had been blown and he was afraid of retribution from the drug gangs. Some time later he gets arrested in Britain - for dealing in drugs.

    , @Mike_from_SGV
    @Obstinate Cymric

    Thanks for the lesson in recent history.
    Example 34,958 of the principle "white liberals are so easy to manipulate by clever minorities".

    , @JMcG
    @Obstinate Cymric

    Albanians are currently taking over a good bit of the restaurant trade along the South Jersey shore. They are this century’s mafia.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  110. @Rob

    “I’m a 55-year-old white guy. I live in a nice neighborhood … I know that what happened to me was absolutely ‘the wrong time at the wrong place,’” he [Topalli] said.
     
    I wonder, though, how a 55-yo white guy in a nice ‘hood got shot. Were the police not pulling over cars full of black yoofs in nice neighborhoods? If the sign says Black Lives matter and the cops would hate to interfere in black lives on behalf of people who care so much about them that they put up a sign... police may be thinking.

    Couple that with rich, liberals’ kids not understanding their parents' hypocrisy on anti-racism, so one of them invites some of the carefully-vetted black girls at his private school, and does not know to tell them that they cannot invite friends, because he didn’t tell any of the white girls, and his parents just thought he knew, so he didn’t need to be told, and a liberal criminologist got a little blowback from the decades of effort from him and his kind.

    Seriously, wealthy (and not so wealthy) liberals depend on a lot of infrastructure, much of it run by conservatives, many driven to conservatism by decades of experience with blacks, to protect them from the black underclass. Liberals, especially jews, but increasingly, young liberal women, cannot help disparaging these vital-to-the-lifestyle conservatives. The jews because they think minorities recognize them as brothers in arms — they don’t — and the women because black males are nice to them, and indeed they are. To the zaftig sort, they are a lot nicer than the white boys. Those young women, not recognizing the difference between rascals and scoundrels across the gulf of race and class, and attracted by the masculinity that schools strongly discourage in white boys, maybe invited these three not-so-dark brothas to the party. The one in the center of the mugshots could be a not-so-dark sista. Though the shooty thing militates that.

    Another possibility is that the neighborhood is formerly good. Socially ambitious blacks, attracted by “good schools” rented, even bought, in the neighborhood. That drove out socially savvy whites immediately, then more whites as the schools declined… Perhaps, though, white flight started more recently than that. To the point where a criminologist, especially a liberal one who (likely) did not have kids in the schools to see the early presence of crime firsthand, did not know that this was not a neighborhood where one went out to Home Depot next to a yoof pool party. Do note he is not listed as a criminologist on the website with his profile, but a criminal justice researcher. Criminal justice is an academic field whose name has changed meaning as the March through the institutions has reached its nadir. While it once was concerned with bringing criminals to justice, it is now concerned with bringing justice to criminals. Where justice means release, no bail, and “alternatives to incarceration.”

    There are a lot of houses in touristy places that are Airbnb-dependent tiny hotels. When the pandemic shut down restaurants and shops, not to mention business travel, these places must have been SOL. They try to fly below the radar — they often violate zoning laws, the owners do not want to pay taxes on their income, and they have no permanent, indeed, even temporary employees. The cleaning services do not know or want to know their employers' business. Even if they did, they probably employ illegals, even in Atlanta, so they don’t want to explain to the revenue-ers how they know that this other nominally private individual is evading taxes. They must have been hard hit by travel shutdowns. I do not know this, but they were likely not much helped by the Trump era money shoveled to business — these were nominally loans, but they were in much more valuable dollars, but not for long, and we’ll see how much is paid back, even in much less valuable dollars — they were new, did not have employees, did not have lobbyists, and had income that far exceeded any declared income — they cannot (one hopes) have received much shutdown money. There is a good chance that they were even under, residential, non-commercial mortgages. The owners could not safely admit they were businesses.

    So, nice real estate, decent section of town (any would-be traveler can DuckDuckGo crime rates by ZIP), and owners are desperate for income right now. Pretty appealing for the people who run black drug enterprises. Gangbangers. The smart(er) ones, who make more money than fast-food workers. Plus, it’s much closer to where the easy marks live. Even smarter gangbangers are not Mafiosi with omertà. They like to live large. Including — here’s where the digression gets relevant — having pool parties. Why not invite the old ‘hood to the new ‘hood?

    Does anyone know more about Atlanta, business, the shutdown business no-interest loans, or black gangs to say whether this scenario is realistic?

    You will note, the journalist's careful construction “ Crime experts cannot pinpoint one or two reasons why violence increased in 2020.” Are you, Steve, a crime expert? No. Here’s the proof: you know the media’s anti-Trump campaign to rile up black violence following George Floyd’s mostly-fortunate death from fentanyl overdose caused the increased rate of black crime. Crime experts do not know this. You are not a crime expert. QED.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

    Continuing on the topic of being at the wrong place and the wrong time, I live in one of those predominately non-minority neighborhoods with the BLM, In This House We Believe and No Matter Where You Are From, You are Welcome as my Neighbor signs.

    So I drive to a CVS a mere mile from where I live, and yes, the surroundings to my Progressive Bubble neighborhood have been getting more and more AFFH’d over time. As I drive up to the place, there are three tall teen men walking on the sidewalk, and as a pass by in my car, one of these men, the tallest and apparently the Leader of the Pack, spews out this fountain of a foul-looking brown liquid.

    I park the car in the CVS lot, I take a quick look on the passenger side to see if my next trip should be to the car wash, and I see that this tobacco-chewing youth missed. I look over in the direction of the three guys, and even though they are a considerable distance across the parking lot on the sidewalk away, I hear one say, “That’s the same guy.” I am looking at what they are up to, but I guess they were “counter surveilling” as to what I am up to.

    Well aware of the drill of not getting into any interaction with a small group of “youths” in this day and age, and these men were all white, tobacco chewing guy could have been Hispanic, but he certainly didn’t resemble in the least bit the roofers who last month worked on my neighbor’s house. One get’s to wondering about “should these teens not have been in school”, but I don’t keep up with whether our nearby high school is on half-days with COVID or whether these men were on their lunch break.

    So what I do is turn away and go into the CVS to shop for what I came there for. When I come out, they are gone, and I drive away.

    Later on in the evening while I am standing in my garage while I am airing it out, on which I have strict instructions not to do with the garage unattended with the main door open because of the times we live in and how the police are warning that “people” break into cars to steal garage door openers to gain access to garages to break into you house when you are not home, I notice a deep circular gouge on the paint of the top of the car.

    It is no big deal because it is a domestic car with over 200,000 miles, older than 25 years, it gets only 400 miles on a quart of oil, it leaks radiator fluid, the rear struts are shot to heck and the bounces like crazy on the highway, and the brake line I replaced last year are clanging when I go around curves because the attachment points under the car have rusted loose. I guess that is why I drive an old “beater” car.

    But I thought “keying a car” is what psycho girlfriends do and I am long “settled down” and past that life chapter? I don’t know if tobacco chewing guy circled around to “teach me a lesson” for looking at him from across a parking lot and then turning away. The car, for all its defects, has a bright coat of paint that has kept its sheen over the years, and maybe it was an attractive target for both tobacco-chew-spew and knife gouge vandalism?

    I already got a domestic scolding from the “don’t make know trouble” faction at home of “why didn’t you drive off instead of go into the store” and I don’t even know if I want to bring up the gouge?

    Wrong place at the wrong time? We are running out of right places at right times?

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Inquiring Mind

    Enjoyable story for me to read even if it sukt for you to go through. Sorry, man. Well written tho.


    e and more AFFH’d over time.

     

    was the only part I didn't get so I looked it up. I'd have written "diversified."
  111. @Polistra
    @AndrewR

    A mile? Do you have any idea how self-contradictory your post is??

    Replies: @AndrewR

    Nothing about it is. The violent felons don’t come into my subdivision. But they’re never far away.

  112. @Rob

    Experts have been making the case for years that keeping communities safe depends on the availability of resources that keep communities stable: affordable housing, quality education, mental health resources, and child care, to name a few. The pandemic reduced or eliminated access to all of these.
     
    Going backward through the list, because that's the kind of guy I am, let’s tackle childcare first. It is a shame that capitalists immiserated Americans. Once upon a time, when a family did fine with one earner (typically the male, who identified as a man) another adult (typically the female, who identified as a woman) could provide nearly full-time childcare for several children. Many women were well-connected with other female women who had identified as pregnant within a broadly similar timeframe as the first woman-identified female-identified also identified as pregnant. Before the Great Immiseration, even during, reptiles identifying as politicians could be found who said that that structure was best for the childs identifying as children. As the capitalists owned the media did not allow class to be mentioned on the air and class was redolent with Communism, which then identified as un-American, no one stated the facts — immiseration of America had begun from the bottom up — and not the very bottom, but the base of the working class. It was not outsourcing then. It was that American reptiles had opened up the economy to goods manufactured in some East Asian nations identifying as anti-Communist. Unfortunately for us, the American capitalists who owned car factories were identifying as morons at the time, and the Japanese car manufacturers identified as eating their lunch — GM’s lunch, to be specific.

    Never letting a crisis (of their own making) go to waste, the capitalists, then identifying as patriots, said the problem was unions. The problem with unions they said, was greed. Instead of laughing, millions, tens of millions of American workers, identifying as gullible patriots saw fellow patriots decrying the greed of American workers and decided that, yes! Those (other) American workers were greedy! The media, identifying as neutral while taking advertising money from the capitalists, but not the greedy unions never pushed back nor contextualized the capitalists' positions.

    Before long, capitalists, identifying as lovers of the Democratic process, bought a lot of politicians, who gradually, then suddenly lowered tariffs on goods manufactured overseas. Who opposed this? Why the greedy American workers. Note, the choice of workers rather than workers and what the Soviets called the New Class. The New Class was something of a problem in communism. They were unpredicted by Marx, but they were everywhere, running everything (into the ground) They were necessary. They were not workers engaged in direct production. They did not turn screws, or drive oxen, or swing picks. They were not capitalists. They did not own the means of production. But they ran the factories. They ran the collective farms. They ran the mines. The oil fields. They designed the buildings, the cities… They made their living through knowledge and education. They were heavily Jewish. They were indispensable. They were much more heavily Jewish than the knowledge workers of America. The US had not liquidated the educated part of the population. Most American men were not alcoholics. Many people who were then in small, private businesses in the US, shopkeepers, doctors, lawyers… were part of state-run enterprises in the USSR.

    The Soviets needed this New Class. They had to be kept somewhat happy. That the new class managed the productive enterprises without ever setting foot in the factories could be thought of, if one were identifying as an anti-Semite, as being the cause of, and reason the Communist Party leadership was unaware of, the production failures of the Communist economy. They were the ones who decided to manufacture tiny ingots of steel, too small to be used anywhere, to meet the numbers of the quota, without regard to the spirit of the quota. They were the ones who certified that the quota was met by that factory. Both sides of that interaction were friends. They went to the same schools, etc. They weren’t going to let some little thing like the entire reason for having steel production al all get in the way of the little luxuries their station afforded them. In their defense, higher-ups, New Class until the very top, we’re not tolerant of failures to meet quota, when all the other factories were making theirs, comrade.

    I’m sure I’m mutilating the history of Soviet Communism somewhat. But one difference between Soviet Communism, which fell on the ash heap of history, and Chinese Communism, which is putting the US on the ash heap of history, is that China has no Jews, as Andrew Anglin might point out. Don’t worry, though, most of the Jews got out of Russia.

    That the Jews of the American new class think they are going to go to China is a rich irony. China, you see, has no Ashkenazi Jews who are trying to “help” China undermine the US by offering a separate peace to American Jews the way American Jews “helped” us win the Cold War by saving Soviet Jewry. The ticket to America was no doubt some of why Soviet New Class turned the country to shit, before Jewish American experts’ shock therapy created the Yeltsin-era Jewish oligarchs. I do not think China will allow many American Jews to immigrate. They can produce their own managerial and technical classes. Immigration will have a very bad rap following America’s Gorbachev era. If China needs European creatives, they can buy all the American sperm and eggs they want, right now. They should hurry, though, as corruption in education will crash the quality of the market’s gametes.

    The failure of the New Class is never mentioned as a cause for the failure of the USSR. It flummoxes me why, though.

    Anyway, that’s my New Class digression. I’m kinda petered out, though? Meant to get through his list. I’ll just half-ass “quality education” and call it a night. If there’s any demand, I’ll do more tomorrow.

    There were a lot of people who benefitted from “quality education” in America. Art Deco can tell you what year’s Americans (maybe even whites) had the same per capita income as today’s blacks. I do neither numbers nor details, though. Surely whites’ improved education from then to now caused all the income growth? Well, past a point, IQ is mostly education-proof. Pretty sure Audacious Epigone — may he Rest in (blogging) Peace — could tell you, or maybe Ron Guhname could tell you, that the GSS shows that the lower WordSum scores at every education level today compared to the same one in 1970 (or ‘80, I forget) is due to more dim people making it into that category today than then. The 2 points per year, if that, that a recent “study” found from additional education implies that blacks would need an additional seven years of (successfully completed) education to catch up. This would entail several years of post-P.hD. education for black P.h.D.s, as they considerably lag white ones. If comment histories are searchable, I found a table of verbal IQ for whites and blacks at less than HS, HS, Associates, Bachelors, and masters degree levels, could be wrong about one. Blacks at one had the IQ of whites a level below. Whatever the effects of education, something else depresses black IQ.

    Even if we think that genetic differences directly depress black IQ, is more education solely responsible for Americans’ improved economic results? Keeping in mind that a lot of the income of, say, doctors, is directly due to government spending, which, on the margin, and it’s a big margin, paid for by China, a big chunk of the income of the upper levels is caused by immiseration of the working class. Oh, yeah, to finish that up, childcare used to be affordable to one wage earner with a lot left over, no more. Populism could bring that back, following an adjustment period. At least it is imaginable with populism plus tech improvements. The D plan, where immigrants neglect their kids to care for current Americans’ fewer kids, is not imaginably sustainable.

    Tech is largely responsible for increases in world income 1945-1990, globalization — largely enabled by tech — for China’s new wealth, there’s another source of wealth that is never mentioned, except once, by West Hunter. Eating the Seedcorn. We have done a ton of this. Immiseration of the working class and then white-collar class has been offset by productive people having more workers and fewer offspring per family. Some of what we’re investing to produce, smart blacks, will never happen. Very smart people are not being born, have not been born for decades, so their parents can keep away from the Orcican-Americans their dispossession is funding. The Hispanics upon which we spend unGodly sums to educate? As poor an investment as blacks. The TFR of exceptionally smart women, which hurts very smart men somewhat less, because men value traits in women besides (lol) hard-hearted ambition and earning power, and so are willing to “marry down”? It’s nearly zero, like 0.5 or something. Unlike capital growth, which will grow if the smart fraction gets smarter, the depressed economic growth because smart people are not born is gone. If so many fewer smart people are born that everything in the West collapses? The capitalists' wealth will never recover, truly, the worst outcome of the end of the world.

    The fiscal shenanigans of Ray Gun to Current Year? When people get rich playing with capital by “investing” in housing bubbles or whatnot? If I can get 8% playing pretend, that pulls off real capital to playing monopoly. It pulls off real brains from important, potentially world-changing tech, like universal cancer prevention, curing (almost) all infectious disease through conceptually-simple genetic engineering… all the super-science (realistic and some that they did not dream was realistic) of post-war sci-fi. So many brains have been pulled into fiddling with games that it’s not even funny. The best job for physics Ph.D. earners is Wall Street quant! So many innovative brains can make a fine living writing incremental-science grant proposals, when a tenth the funding, one percent of the funding to truly innovative minds possessed by stale pale white males who cannot jump through hoops is mind-boggling…

    Yes. Let’s throw away a few trillion pretending gang bangers are diamonds in the rough! Let’s send them to “good schools” to beat up the smart kids and sell drugs. That’s what we should do with the last free money the Chinese will ever give us!

    God, I’m in a bad mood now! That criminologist needed a few more bullets. Enough to scare him into being a voice of reason.

    Thanks, Steve

    Replies: @El Dato, @Inquiring Mind

    On the subject of the New Class, we all agree that Mr. Biden is a figure head and that there are some Deep State Powers really running things? So why is the entire Biden Administration so incompetent?

    Curtis Yarvin gave a long interview to Tucker Carlson where he explains, “Don’t think that the people in the Deep State are particularly competent.”

    Exhibit A appears to be Antony Blinken, the Lord look upon him kindly and grant him peace.

    What was “for pragmatic reasons (I guess ramming through some international agreement for Zero Carbon by 2050 or some such madness), ‘we’ should include Taiwan in the UN.”

    That of course went over with the Xi Regime like the proverbial lead balloon.

    I suppose there isn’t that much harm for the US Secretary of State to spout off stoopid stuff every now and then? But could you imagine Mike Pompeo, even on an off day, saying something that totally ignorant if history since Nixon Went to China?

    You know and I know and even Mike Pompeo knows that for all intents and purposes, Taiwan is an independent country, or at least until such time that China wants to cross the Straights with an invasion force. But China, you know, Mainland China, Red China, Commie China has maintained the fiction that Taiwan is really a province of China in which they haven’t gotten around to bringing the renegades — their version of the Branch Davidians — to heel. Yet.

    What kind of diploma-mill sad-excuse for an institution of higher learning to Mr. Blinken attend? The harm in Antony Blinken saying this is not that it provokes China, because China huffs and puffs pro-forma about such insults. The harm is it makes the President and everyone associated with it look utterly incompetent. Am I old and this “there is only one China” principle not “knowledge in the world”?

    • Replies: @Rob
    @Inquiring Mind

    I live in a glass house here, but I think Secretary Blinken’s education in international relations was probably very low on the broad, but shallow base of facts that one needs to understand the world, to the extent that one person can understand the world, all 25,000 miles around and full of 7-odd billion people. His courses were likely abstract principles and a few in-depth case studies.

    The military, by contrast, has always managed to fill even not particularly bright people with an array of facts.

    There’s also the matter that Blinken might not have realized how seriously China takes their “rebel-occupied province that we will bring to a heel — eventually,’ and was trying to “expand the possibility space” by getting Taiwan involved in a very global issue as an independent nation working with, among others, China.

    I think if you explained the Chinese opinion of Taiwan as “in 2045 the fifteen-year civil war between the forces of light and progress defeated the bearers of the bleak alt-right vision of America. Rather than surrendering en masse, the Alt-Right forces and allied civilians “retreat” and conquer Puerto Rico, driving the indigenous population into a small minority. Over the next 30 years, Peurto Rico renamed Puerto Trumpo, thrives, quickly building a per capita income above $300,000 per capita. The United States that the multicultural forces of light control experiences decades of failure. Massive famines occur more than once. The “cultural revolution, an attempt to tame remaining whites makes the country an international pariah. Post-revolution, the alt-Right-aligned whites become the most economically successful demographic, though not nearly as wealthy per capita as Puerto Trumpo... How much would the forces of light like to bring Puerto Trumpo under their control, Secretary Blinken? That’s how much China wants to keep Taiwan.

  113. @AndrewR
    If he lived in a nice neighborhood then why was he at a ghetto Home Depot? These "pool party turns into mutual gun combat" incidents don't happen in all-white communities.

    Personally, my subdivision is very white and very safe. I couldn't tell you about the last incident of property crime, let alone violent crime, that happened around here. But only a mile away is a business district that is full of People of Color, and they are very violent. There was an instance of "mutual gun combat" at the mall just last week. Sadly, both of the combatants survived.

    Yes, white people occasionally snap and "go postal," so to speak, but the body count of every famous mass shooter is dwarfed by a few weeks in the South Side of Chicago

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Alden, @Polistra, @JMcG

    I was once helping out a friend, who lived in Catonsville, MD, with some minor electrical work in his home. His development was immaculate, full of little white kids playing in culs-de-sac. We took a five minute drive to the nearest Home Depot to pick up some material. It was like darkest Africa. Everything electrical related was behind lock and key, which is something I’ve seen neither before nor since.
    We made it out uninjured and he sold his house a few months later. I still kid his super liberal wife about revealed preference.

  114. @Alden
    @Art Deco

    Norfolk Virginia is full of black navy and their vile criminal spouses and kids. And DC, Atlanta and the other towns mentioned are in the heavily black states and towns. Atlanta and DC are two of the blackest and most criminal cities in America.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    The homicide rate in Norfolk, Va. was as of 2019 15 per 100,000. That’s quite unremarkable for a core city municipality and 1/3 the rate which prevails in Detroit or Baltimore. Portsmouth was a tad higher at 17 per 100,000. Hampton and Newport News on the other side of the bridge lower at 13.5 and 11 per 100,000 respectively.

    The Atlanta municipality accounts for about 15% of the greater Atlanta settlement v. the 30% you’d expect for a core city elsewhere. The homicide rate is 17 per 100,000, not remarkable for a core city. DC has deteriorated in recent years and the homicide rate stood at 24 per 100,000 as of 2019. Both DC and the Atlanta municipality are about 50% black, well below the 60+ % in Baltimore and the 80+% in Detroit.

  115. @Colin Wright
    '...it opens up room for things like housing, education, community partnerships,” he said.'

    Has anybody ever shown that spending money on such things reduces crime?

    I don't recall crime rates plunging as a result of the inauguration of 'the Great Society,' for example.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Art Deco

    Has anybody ever shown that spending money on such things reduces crime?

    It’s an incantation on his part.

  116. @Malcolm X-Lax
    Speaking of pool-party related shootings, anyone else remember gun-control advocate and liberal black journalist Carl Rowen's shoot-first-ask-questions-later approach to white kids sneaking onto his property and swimming in his pool? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Rowan#Shooting_controversy

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Yes.

    He was actually the most capable portside opinion journalist of his time. However, his views on school discipline and street crime were points in a catechism.

    Mike Royko wrote a lampoon of the column he wrote defending himself. Michael Kinsley’s summary of the column was ‘he’s for gun control, but first society must abolish crime and drugs’.

  117. @Paperback Writer

    Volkan Topalli had just purchased two bags of potting soil at a Buckhead Home Depot when he heard a commotion.
     
    Potting soil? Buckhead? Mighty white of him.

    OK, the thug on the left is black, the one on the right is mixed, but what is that thing in the middle? I really can place him, I need help. (Where is Gary From Gramercy when you need him?)

    Replies: @NOTA, @Gary in Gramercy

    Ask — nicely — and you shall receive:

    Cedric Bixler-Zavala was the lead singer of At The Drive-In, which, when it ended in 2001, splintered into (i) The Mars Volta and (ii) Sparta. Bixler-Zavala became The Mars Volta’s lead singer. That band broke up around 2013. At The Drive-In has reunited sporadically, with Bixler-Zavala as front man. Not my cup of kerosene, but I seem to recall them as a medium hardcore emo outfit, with tempo and time signature shifts reminiscent of Dischord (legendary D.C. hardcore label) revolutionary rockers Nation of Ulysses.

    (NoU deserves a post of its own: they sound as if the MC5, the New York Dolls and the Replacements — circa Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash — had collaborated on the soundtrack to 1968 youth exploitation flick Wild In The Streets.)

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Gary, you never cease to amaze. And then there's this:

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/aug/10/how-we-made-mungo-jerry-in-the-summertime

    Good old Jerry claims to be naught but English. Methinks there are a lot of recessive genes in his pool.

  118. @Inquiring Mind
    @Rob

    On the subject of the New Class, we all agree that Mr. Biden is a figure head and that there are some Deep State Powers really running things? So why is the entire Biden Administration so incompetent?

    Curtis Yarvin gave a long interview to Tucker Carlson where he explains, "Don't think that the people in the Deep State are particularly competent."

    Exhibit A appears to be Antony Blinken, the Lord look upon him kindly and grant him peace.

    What was "for pragmatic reasons (I guess ramming through some international agreement for Zero Carbon by 2050 or some such madness), 'we' should include Taiwan in the UN."

    That of course went over with the Xi Regime like the proverbial lead balloon.

    I suppose there isn't that much harm for the US Secretary of State to spout off stoopid stuff every now and then? But could you imagine Mike Pompeo, even on an off day, saying something that totally ignorant if history since Nixon Went to China?

    You know and I know and even Mike Pompeo knows that for all intents and purposes, Taiwan is an independent country, or at least until such time that China wants to cross the Straights with an invasion force. But China, you know, Mainland China, Red China, Commie China has maintained the fiction that Taiwan is really a province of China in which they haven't gotten around to bringing the renegades -- their version of the Branch Davidians -- to heel. Yet.

    What kind of diploma-mill sad-excuse for an institution of higher learning to Mr. Blinken attend? The harm in Antony Blinken saying this is not that it provokes China, because China huffs and puffs pro-forma about such insults. The harm is it makes the President and everyone associated with it look utterly incompetent. Am I old and this "there is only one China" principle not "knowledge in the world"?

    Replies: @Rob

    I live in a glass house here, but I think Secretary Blinken’s education in international relations was probably very low on the broad, but shallow base of facts that one needs to understand the world, to the extent that one person can understand the world, all 25,000 miles around and full of 7-odd billion people. His courses were likely abstract principles and a few in-depth case studies.

    The military, by contrast, has always managed to fill even not particularly bright people with an array of facts.

    There’s also the matter that Blinken might not have realized how seriously China takes their “rebel-occupied province that we will bring to a heel — eventually,’ and was trying to “expand the possibility space” by getting Taiwan involved in a very global issue as an independent nation working with, among others, China.

    I think if you explained the Chinese opinion of Taiwan as “in 2045 the fifteen-year civil war between the forces of light and progress defeated the bearers of the bleak alt-right vision of America. Rather than surrendering en masse, the Alt-Right forces and allied civilians “retreat” and conquer Puerto Rico, driving the indigenous population into a small minority. Over the next 30 years, Peurto Rico renamed Puerto Trumpo, thrives, quickly building a per capita income above \$300,000 per capita. The United States that the multicultural forces of light control experiences decades of failure. Massive famines occur more than once. The “cultural revolution, an attempt to tame remaining whites makes the country an international pariah. Post-revolution, the alt-Right-aligned whites become the most economically successful demographic, though not nearly as wealthy per capita as Puerto Trumpo… How much would the forces of light like to bring Puerto Trumpo under their control, Secretary Blinken? That’s how much China wants to keep Taiwan.

  119. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Paperback Writer

    Ask -- nicely -- and you shall receive:

    https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/images/cedric-bixler-zavala-50082-4.jpg

    Cedric Bixler-Zavala was the lead singer of At The Drive-In, which, when it ended in 2001, splintered into (i) The Mars Volta and (ii) Sparta. Bixler-Zavala became The Mars Volta's lead singer. That band broke up around 2013. At The Drive-In has reunited sporadically, with Bixler-Zavala as front man. Not my cup of kerosene, but I seem to recall them as a medium hardcore emo outfit, with tempo and time signature shifts reminiscent of Dischord (legendary D.C. hardcore label) revolutionary rockers Nation of Ulysses.

    (NoU deserves a post of its own: they sound as if the MC5, the New York Dolls and the Replacements -- circa Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash -- had collaborated on the soundtrack to 1968 youth exploitation flick Wild In The Streets.)

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    Gary, you never cease to amaze. And then there’s this:

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/aug/10/how-we-made-mungo-jerry-in-the-summertime

    Good old Jerry claims to be naught but English. Methinks there are a lot of recessive genes in his pool.

  120. @Aeronerauk
    I believe ol' Volkan was in the area acquiring crack. Judging from the interview, he smokes it quite vociferously.

    Replies: @Mustapha Mond

    “I believe ol’ Volkan was in the area acquiring crack. Judging from the interview, he smokes it quite vociferously.”

    Vociferously: “In a loud or forceful manner”.

    The word I suspect you actually wanted was, “incessantly”, i.e., endlessly, without interruption.

    I made the substitution in my mind when I read your post originally; thanks for the “LOL” it gave me.

    Yeah, it’s pretty nuts getting your lower arm half blown off, and then making semi-excuses for the violence as if it were natural and to be expected. Which apparently it is now in this country, sad to say…..

  121. @Inquiring Mind
    @Rob

    Continuing on the topic of being at the wrong place and the wrong time, I live in one of those predominately non-minority neighborhoods with the BLM, In This House We Believe and No Matter Where You Are From, You are Welcome as my Neighbor signs.

    So I drive to a CVS a mere mile from where I live, and yes, the surroundings to my Progressive Bubble neighborhood have been getting more and more AFFH'd over time. As I drive up to the place, there are three tall teen men walking on the sidewalk, and as a pass by in my car, one of these men, the tallest and apparently the Leader of the Pack, spews out this fountain of a foul-looking brown liquid.

    I park the car in the CVS lot, I take a quick look on the passenger side to see if my next trip should be to the car wash, and I see that this tobacco-chewing youth missed. I look over in the direction of the three guys, and even though they are a considerable distance across the parking lot on the sidewalk away, I hear one say, "That's the same guy." I am looking at what they are up to, but I guess they were "counter surveilling" as to what I am up to.

    Well aware of the drill of not getting into any interaction with a small group of "youths" in this day and age, and these men were all white, tobacco chewing guy could have been Hispanic, but he certainly didn't resemble in the least bit the roofers who last month worked on my neighbor's house. One get's to wondering about "should these teens not have been in school", but I don't keep up with whether our nearby high school is on half-days with COVID or whether these men were on their lunch break.

    So what I do is turn away and go into the CVS to shop for what I came there for. When I come out, they are gone, and I drive away.

    Later on in the evening while I am standing in my garage while I am airing it out, on which I have strict instructions not to do with the garage unattended with the main door open because of the times we live in and how the police are warning that "people" break into cars to steal garage door openers to gain access to garages to break into you house when you are not home, I notice a deep circular gouge on the paint of the top of the car.

    It is no big deal because it is a domestic car with over 200,000 miles, older than 25 years, it gets only 400 miles on a quart of oil, it leaks radiator fluid, the rear struts are shot to heck and the bounces like crazy on the highway, and the brake line I replaced last year are clanging when I go around curves because the attachment points under the car have rusted loose. I guess that is why I drive an old "beater" car.

    But I thought "keying a car" is what psycho girlfriends do and I am long "settled down" and past that life chapter? I don't know if tobacco chewing guy circled around to "teach me a lesson" for looking at him from across a parking lot and then turning away. The car, for all its defects, has a bright coat of paint that has kept its sheen over the years, and maybe it was an attractive target for both tobacco-chew-spew and knife gouge vandalism?

    I already got a domestic scolding from the "don't make know trouble" faction at home of "why didn't you drive off instead of go into the store" and I don't even know if I want to bring up the gouge?

    Wrong place at the wrong time? We are running out of right places at right times?

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    Enjoyable story for me to read even if it sukt for you to go through. Sorry, man. Well written tho.

    e and more AFFH’d over time.

    was the only part I didn’t get so I looked it up. I’d have written “diversified.”

  122. @Bardon Kaldian
    @Dmon

    This is the original spelling in Albanian and Turkish.

    Replies: @Ian Smith

    “Albanian and Turkish”

    “What criminality? What violence? They seem normal to me!” -Topalli

  123. ATLANTA — Volkan Topalli had just purchased two bags of potting soil at a Buckhead Home Depot when he heard a commotion. A fight that broke out at a neighboring pool party

    I suppose that for those unfamiliar with Buckhead and the rest of Atlanta, the rest of the story is more interesting than the “dog bites man” crap which follows.

    Pity.

    You all could have learned so much by just observing Detriot from the 1930’s to 1970’s. Instead, you cracked up when every comedian ever made us the butt of the joke. Instead you watched your Afro-ball on TV while the greatest city of your race’s creation was ransacked, raped, and destroyed.

    Vote harder boomer.

    • Agree: Tony massey
    • Replies: @Tony massey
    @Stan d Mute

    It's coming for sure if'n it ain't where you're at already. For sure.
    My buddy has lived here for about the last 10 years. He's from around the ann arbor area. He tells me all the time you'll see more rebel flags in Michigan than you'll see in East Tennessee.
    As an aside, one of the bars i frequent is owned by a Texas gal and she put up the Texas version of the rebel flag and sure enough 2 of the kneegroes there basically made her take it down.
    Of course, a little White woman was the one that pointed out to everyone Howe offensive it was and then as they say that's all she wrote.
    I wouldn't have taken it down.

  124. @Veracitor

    It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it. —Upton Sinclair
     

    Replies: @anonymouseperson

    Where interest lies, honor dies.

  125. @Obstinate Cymric
    @Dumbo

    Albanians in the UK have a big chunk of the sex trade and are increasingly shoving the Vietnamese out of the cannabis farming (using stolen electricity) racket. No slouches at wholesale coke dealing either.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/hp/front/the-albanian-sex-slave-trade-6318766.html


    It may seem incredible that, in the great city where William Wilberforce campaigned - in the democracy that led the world in outlawing slavery - human beings are traded now for the price of a second-hand car. Yet an Evening Standard investigation has uncovered a criminal culture that thrives on human bondage, where unseen and unspeakable cruelty mocks the tenets of civilised life.

    At its heart are men from the clans of Albania, criminals who have exploited the tragic misery of their own people to gain sanctuary in Britain. They have created an entire underworld regime, financed by the rich pickings of prostitution, and their vice network is spreading fast far beyond the well-known, sleazy recesses of Soho and into favoured residential areas across London.

    It began with the Kosovo emergency in 1999. As Britain and its Nato partners went to war with Serbia to save Kosovar Albanians from repression and atrocity, thousands poured into Britain seeking asylum. Among them were Albanians who, in truth, had nothing to fear from the regime in Belgrade across the Yugoslav border but who saw a lucrative opportunity.

    They masqueraded as victims of the Kosovo crisis to gain entry to Britain and, once here, they began to organise. Pre-eminent among them were men from the clans based in the northern cities of Tropoja and Shkodra - areas of Albania where banditry has flourished for centuries. As ethnic Albanian communities formed in east and south-east London, the northern suburbs and Luton, these men formed a nexus of pimps, traffickers and enforcers.
     
    Another Tony Blair diversity benefit.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Mike_from_SGV, @JMcG

    And how’s this for a tale of hard luck from a desperate refugee?

    An Albanian fled to Britain saying he was an undercover drug cop back home. He said his cover had been blown and he was afraid of retribution from the drug gangs. Some time later he gets arrested in Britain – for dealing in drugs.

    • LOL: Obstinate Cymric
  126. “Where Atlanta and Washington, D.C., reported a steep increase in violent crime, so too did less populated places like Augusta, Georgia and Norfolk, Virginia.”

    “less populated”…lol It ain’t the quantity, it’s the quality, journo.

  127. @Stan d Mute

    ATLANTA — Volkan Topalli had just purchased two bags of potting soil at a Buckhead Home Depot when he heard a commotion. A fight that broke out at a neighboring pool party
     
    I suppose that for those unfamiliar with Buckhead and the rest of Atlanta, the rest of the story is more interesting than the “dog bites man” crap which follows.

    Pity.

    You all could have learned so much by just observing Detriot from the 1930’s to 1970’s. Instead, you cracked up when every comedian ever made us the butt of the joke. Instead you watched your Afro-ball on TV while the greatest city of your race’s creation was ransacked, raped, and destroyed.

    Vote harder boomer.

    Replies: @Tony massey

    It’s coming for sure if’n it ain’t where you’re at already. For sure.
    My buddy has lived here for about the last 10 years. He’s from around the ann arbor area. He tells me all the time you’ll see more rebel flags in Michigan than you’ll see in East Tennessee.
    As an aside, one of the bars i frequent is owned by a Texas gal and she put up the Texas version of the rebel flag and sure enough 2 of the kneegroes there basically made her take it down.
    Of course, a little White woman was the one that pointed out to everyone Howe offensive it was and then as they say that’s all she wrote.
    I wouldn’t have taken it down.

  128. @Anon
    The Buckhead Home Depot in the middle of the day is the “wrong time, wrong place”? What the hell is the right time, right place? In your locked home, with bars on the windows, shuttered, waiting for your latest Amazon package ? This country has had it.

    Replies: @Mike_from_SGV

    I would say that “wrong place” = “any place close to large numbers of the Sacred Race”.

  129. @Justvisiting
    @Ed

    Our rural American town had a murder once--maybe--rumor is that it happened in the 1800s, but nobody knows for sure.

    "Violent America" does exist if you go to all the wrong places.

    Replies: @Ragno, @Mike_from_SGV

    Keep your location secret, so that rich white blue Americans don’t move there and ruin it.

  130. It’s interesting how much the left have intellectual firepower after all. They defend positions that are based on wrong premises, but they do it as well it can be done. The lack of intellectual firepower is a problem for the right. However, the liberal intellectualism is in decline. It used to be the case that many liberal intellectuals were left on the USA matters right on Israel matters like Steven Weinberg. So they really where psychologically conservatives. One of the main themes of this time is the slow decline of the Jewish power. I am a reader of Jerusalem Post, because it is free (No, I won’t pay Washington Post or New York Times a cent for their “content”.) In the last winter I noticed something strange in the paper and started googling. Sheldon Adelson had died a while ago, so the paper had changed. Spengler said that the democracy is really the power structure of money. You can pick which billionaires paper you read. They have huge power, it was clear to me that for example Bill Gates won’t be accused for his past un-pc hiring thoughts in Microsoft.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @gc

    They defend positions that are based on wrong premises, but they do it as well it can be done.

    Don't think so. Most of them seemed steeped in groupthink or trade in Gish Gallops which start with lies or false accusations.

  131. @Obstinate Cymric
    @Dumbo

    Albanians in the UK have a big chunk of the sex trade and are increasingly shoving the Vietnamese out of the cannabis farming (using stolen electricity) racket. No slouches at wholesale coke dealing either.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/hp/front/the-albanian-sex-slave-trade-6318766.html


    It may seem incredible that, in the great city where William Wilberforce campaigned - in the democracy that led the world in outlawing slavery - human beings are traded now for the price of a second-hand car. Yet an Evening Standard investigation has uncovered a criminal culture that thrives on human bondage, where unseen and unspeakable cruelty mocks the tenets of civilised life.

    At its heart are men from the clans of Albania, criminals who have exploited the tragic misery of their own people to gain sanctuary in Britain. They have created an entire underworld regime, financed by the rich pickings of prostitution, and their vice network is spreading fast far beyond the well-known, sleazy recesses of Soho and into favoured residential areas across London.

    It began with the Kosovo emergency in 1999. As Britain and its Nato partners went to war with Serbia to save Kosovar Albanians from repression and atrocity, thousands poured into Britain seeking asylum. Among them were Albanians who, in truth, had nothing to fear from the regime in Belgrade across the Yugoslav border but who saw a lucrative opportunity.

    They masqueraded as victims of the Kosovo crisis to gain entry to Britain and, once here, they began to organise. Pre-eminent among them were men from the clans based in the northern cities of Tropoja and Shkodra - areas of Albania where banditry has flourished for centuries. As ethnic Albanian communities formed in east and south-east London, the northern suburbs and Luton, these men formed a nexus of pimps, traffickers and enforcers.
     
    Another Tony Blair diversity benefit.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Mike_from_SGV, @JMcG

    Thanks for the lesson in recent history.
    Example 34,958 of the principle “white liberals are so easy to manipulate by clever minorities”.

  132. @Obstinate Cymric
    @Dumbo

    Albanians in the UK have a big chunk of the sex trade and are increasingly shoving the Vietnamese out of the cannabis farming (using stolen electricity) racket. No slouches at wholesale coke dealing either.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/hp/front/the-albanian-sex-slave-trade-6318766.html


    It may seem incredible that, in the great city where William Wilberforce campaigned - in the democracy that led the world in outlawing slavery - human beings are traded now for the price of a second-hand car. Yet an Evening Standard investigation has uncovered a criminal culture that thrives on human bondage, where unseen and unspeakable cruelty mocks the tenets of civilised life.

    At its heart are men from the clans of Albania, criminals who have exploited the tragic misery of their own people to gain sanctuary in Britain. They have created an entire underworld regime, financed by the rich pickings of prostitution, and their vice network is spreading fast far beyond the well-known, sleazy recesses of Soho and into favoured residential areas across London.

    It began with the Kosovo emergency in 1999. As Britain and its Nato partners went to war with Serbia to save Kosovar Albanians from repression and atrocity, thousands poured into Britain seeking asylum. Among them were Albanians who, in truth, had nothing to fear from the regime in Belgrade across the Yugoslav border but who saw a lucrative opportunity.

    They masqueraded as victims of the Kosovo crisis to gain entry to Britain and, once here, they began to organise. Pre-eminent among them were men from the clans based in the northern cities of Tropoja and Shkodra - areas of Albania where banditry has flourished for centuries. As ethnic Albanian communities formed in east and south-east London, the northern suburbs and Luton, these men formed a nexus of pimps, traffickers and enforcers.
     
    Another Tony Blair diversity benefit.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Mike_from_SGV, @JMcG

    Albanians are currently taking over a good bit of the restaurant trade along the South Jersey shore. They are this century’s mafia.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @JMcG

    The Census Bureau says there are north of 11,000 ethnic Albanians in New Jersey. Supposedly, about 2/3 of them are in Bergen, Passaic, Morris, and Middlesex counties. The other 1/3 - about 3,800 people - are spread among the other 17 counties and account for about 0.062% of the population of those 17 counties. If the Albanian population has normal rates of labor force participation, about 1,800 would be employed at any one time. If an exceptional share had self employment income, about 440 would be operating businesses of some sort. If restaurants are as common in those counties of New Jersey as they are elsewhere, there would be about 20,000 restaurant locations. If every self-employed Albanian had a restaurant, about 2.2% of all restaurants would be owned and operated by Albanians. I think it's reasonable to guess that Albanian entrepreneurs do things other than serve meals.

  133. @TTT55
    Longtime Atlanta resident here. This isn't rocket surgery - young recidivist blacks from broken homes are responsible for 100% of crime inside the city limits. Fix the family situation so that responsible, disciplined fathers raise their children (beats me how to do that) or put the offenders in jail (that's rayciss!!!) are the only two possible solutions. In other words, I gotta move soon.

    Replies: @Rooster111

    Well… there is a third option… but I don’t think most Americans have the stomach for it.

    • Agree: bomag
  134. @Dumbo
    @Anon

    So I was right. White, but not European. :D ;)

    (Are Albanians white?)

    Replies: @Obstinate Cymric, @Yngvar

    Albanians are Slavs, so yes, they are white Europeans.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Yngvar

    Albanians are not Slavs.

  135. @Yngvar
    @Dumbo

    Albanians are Slavs, so yes, they are white Europeans.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Albanians are not Slavs.

  136. @JMcG
    @Obstinate Cymric

    Albanians are currently taking over a good bit of the restaurant trade along the South Jersey shore. They are this century’s mafia.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    The Census Bureau says there are north of 11,000 ethnic Albanians in New Jersey. Supposedly, about 2/3 of them are in Bergen, Passaic, Morris, and Middlesex counties. The other 1/3 – about 3,800 people – are spread among the other 17 counties and account for about 0.062% of the population of those 17 counties. If the Albanian population has normal rates of labor force participation, about 1,800 would be employed at any one time. If an exceptional share had self employment income, about 440 would be operating businesses of some sort. If restaurants are as common in those counties of New Jersey as they are elsewhere, there would be about 20,000 restaurant locations. If every self-employed Albanian had a restaurant, about 2.2% of all restaurants would be owned and operated by Albanians. I think it’s reasonable to guess that Albanian entrepreneurs do things other than serve meals.

  137. @gc
    It's interesting how much the left have intellectual firepower after all. They defend positions that are based on wrong premises, but they do it as well it can be done. The lack of intellectual firepower is a problem for the right. However, the liberal intellectualism is in decline. It used to be the case that many liberal intellectuals were left on the USA matters right on Israel matters like Steven Weinberg. So they really where psychologically conservatives. One of the main themes of this time is the slow decline of the Jewish power. I am a reader of Jerusalem Post, because it is free (No, I won't pay Washington Post or New York Times a cent for their "content".) In the last winter I noticed something strange in the paper and started googling. Sheldon Adelson had died a while ago, so the paper had changed. Spengler said that the democracy is really the power structure of money. You can pick which billionaires paper you read. They have huge power, it was clear to me that for example Bill Gates won't be accused for his past un-pc hiring thoughts in Microsoft.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    They defend positions that are based on wrong premises, but they do it as well it can be done.

    Don’t think so. Most of them seemed steeped in groupthink or trade in Gish Gallops which start with lies or false accusations.

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