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In Austin, 6th Street is the main entertainment district for Texas-style country and rock music. So, a mass shooting on 6th street that wounds 14 and kills none seems like a good test of Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings: More dead than wounded means the shooter is likely nonblack, but more wounded than dead implies a black shooter.

It’s just a big conspiracy to cover up Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings.

 
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  1. “such a publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes”

    How fucking racists is that? That right there is basically saying that blacks do most of the shootings so we must hide that reality from you.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @interesting

    You could always put out the headline "This is not a black person" underneath the picture of a black person.

    Additionally:

    Police nab one of two Austin mass shooting suspects as newspaper panned for hiding description to avoid ‘perpetuating stereotypes’



    The Republic of Texas biker rally was being held in Austin this weekend, drawing thousands of bikers to the city's bar district, where the shooting occurred. The newspaper chose to emphasize that fact, potentially planting misleading seeds about rowdy bikers in the minds of some readers – even though the police said there was no immediate information suggesting that the biker gathering played any role in the shooting.
     
    More from the Irreality Department:

    Democrats mark Pulse nightclub massacre anniversary with disproven narrative re anti-LGBT motive of terrorist

    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1403774419663831041

    It doesn’t help that the false narrative continues to be retold. Florida state Representative Omari Hardy, a Democrat, blasted Republicans for condemning hatred “of any kind,” which he called the “anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’” He added, “Pulse was an anti-LGBTQ+ hate crime. If you can’t say that, then keep your mouth closed.”
     
    I wonder what the the "anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’" is and where I can subscribe.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Reg Cæsar, @By-tor, @Dissident

    , @Paperback Writer
    @interesting

    harmful in perpetuating stereotypes

    harmful in presenting the facts we all know to be true

    , @Matthew Kelly
    @interesting

    In the future, you will...
    own nothing
    know nothing
    control nothing
    eat bugs

    ...and you will be happy.

    Replies: @Muggles

  2. Reality perpetuates stereotypes. This forces modern woke news to lie all the time.

    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @eric

    You may say that the media are forced to lie all the time. I say it's what they do best, and moreover what they like to do best.


    More dead than wounded means the shooter is likely nonblack, but more wounded than dead implies a black shooter.
     
    FWIW, it's usually vastly more wounded than dead in the second case, which I suppose is a good thing. Particularly if you are an inner-city medic. Job security in that case.

    Replies: @photondancer

    , @anon
    @eric

    Reality is rayciss, therefore alternative reality must be created 24/7.

  3. I suspect Russians trying to destablise Biden.

  4. Liberal newspaper Austin @statesman says it refuses to print the description of the mass shooting suspect for ideological reasons.

    Reposting this because it’s appropriate:

    https://leakedreality.com/video/13706/the-suspect-is-black

    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
    @Mike Tre

    Was that a real 911 call - was there truly someone that idiotic when trying to describe a suspect?

    Surely that was a parody, right?

  5. Yep, a mindless and motiveless mass shooting where no one was killed? Most definitely sounds like a black (Black?) shooter. Someone probably stepped on dude’s shoes which caused him to act out irrationally.

    • Replies: @Danindc
    @PaceLaw

    Possibly saying the n word and stepping on someone’s new Jordans is now cause for justifiable homicide. It is the law.

  6. What would it take for the Austin American Statesman to consider the description detailed enough to print? Something like the suspect answers to the name Jaquaris and is 27 years old.

    • Replies: @Jon
    @Barnard


    suspect answers to the name Jaquaris
     
    Of course, they would spell it phonetically (Jack Harris) if they printed the name.
    , @magila
    @Barnard

    Dawning of the age of Jaquarius.

    , @res
    @Barnard


    What would it take for the Austin American Statesman to consider the description detailed enough to print?
     
    White.
  7. The fans of Nipsey Hussle sure get around.

  8. “We can’t tell you about reality because reality makes us sad and might make you draw conclusions about reality which might lead you to ultimately dismantle our fantasy world.”

    And it doesn’t matter how many people get killed because of this.

    • Replies: @Currahee
    @Patrick in SC

    Indeed, but what are they trying to accomplish? Perhaps they, themselves, live in a total, I mean total, fantasy.

  9. CNN is reporting one arrest and stating the gunshots were related to a dispute between two individuals, so looks like your theory has been proven correct again.

    Can we bring back dueling, please? If two hotheads need to settle an insult with bloodletting, fine by me. But can we at least do it without harming innocent people?

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    CNN is reporting
     
    So fake news reporting fake news, eh?

    Keep believing them, rube.
    , @anon
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Dueling required people to follow rules...

    , @PaceLaw
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    What an excellent suggestion to bring back dueling!!! Most of these black-related shootings seem to be related over petty matters touching on a person’s honor (you dissed me, you stepped on my shoes or some such). Why not bring back dueling where the offended person can at least confront honorably the person who offended him? In that way, no more than two people are killed contra the constant chaos playing out in inner city shootings.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Hangnail Hans, @Harry Baldwin, @Achilleus

    , @Henry's Cat
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Duelling, yes, but only with the stipulation that automatic weapons are disallowed. Otherwise its prospects as an audience sport are doubtful.

  10. Austin is one of the least black large cities in the former Confederacy, which oddly enough makes it among the more pleasant places to the live in the region despite all the leftist White weirdos there.

    This just reiterates how much blacks taint the quality of life anywhere they are beyond the most token of numbers.

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @Hi There
    @Mr Deeds

    Austin is a great place to live because it's a booming tech city and university city. Lots of great jobs. The city has a culture of innovation.

    10 years ago, I would have said housing was far more affordable than living in other major cities, but prices have boomed.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @AnotherDad, @Paperback Writer

    , @Pericles
    @Mr Deeds

    Austin is basically the Portland of Texas, isn't it?

    Replies: @Muggles

    , @Anonymous
    @Mr Deeds

    Isn't it funny how, wherever there are white liberals, there are fewer blacks, and life is better?

    Almost as if conservatives ('specially southerners) are all a bunch of incompetent cucks.

    Austin has a DECLINING Black population. It was higher in the past. Blacks flee from white liberals and in to the open arms of white conservatives.

    Remember, it was Republicans who invited blacks to Detroit.

    Vote Democrat, dummies.

    , @Tex
    @Mr Deeds


    Austin is one of the least black large cities in the former Confederacy, which oddly enough makes it among the more pleasant places to the live in the region despite all the leftist White weirdos there.
     
    Having a psychotic vagrant on every street corner took care of that "pleasant place to live" problem.
  11. Austin is full of White liberals so I’m not sure their music is authentically Texas-style.

    It’s an awful shame when the anti-White policies they pushed come back to bite them.

    • Troll: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @RichardTaylor


    It’s an awful shame when the anti-White policies they pushed come back to bite them

     

    Surely, you jest. "Nice little town you got here... be a shame if something happened to it."

    Now, I would never in a million years wish harm on anyone, but if the next target is a Lululemon... oh, never mind.
    , @Chris Mallory
    @RichardTaylor


    Austin is full of White liberals so I’m not sure their music is authentically Texas-style.
     
    It may not be now, but in the mid 1970's and early 1980's, Austin was the spiritual home of the Outlaw Country movement. Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon, Willie and a host of others made some really good music in Austin.

    One show PBS did a fairly decent job on was Austin City Limits. ACL presented some of the best of the Texas country scene. I do admit to not watching TV any more, so not sure what the show has been doing lately.

    Replies: @Alden, @Reg Cæsar, @black sea

    , @Hi There
    @RichardTaylor


    Austin is full of White liberals so I’m not sure their music is authentically Texas-style.

     

    It's not just liberals. I know tons of right-wing people in Austin, and they don't listen to old Texas music either.

    I love music, I more enjoy rock or some techno, but not country. I also don't think my taste in music is important, it's something I listen to in the car or to study to or to workout to.
  12. @eric
    Reality perpetuates stereotypes. This forces modern woke news to lie all the time.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @anon

    You may say that the media are forced to lie all the time. I say it’s what they do best, and moreover what they like to do best.

    More dead than wounded means the shooter is likely nonblack, but more wounded than dead implies a black shooter.

    FWIW, it’s usually vastly more wounded than dead in the second case, which I suppose is a good thing. Particularly if you are an inner-city medic. Job security in that case.

    • Agree: Charon
    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Hangnail Hans

    "You may say that the media are forced to lie all the time. I say it’s ... what they like to do"

    Agreed. The best evidence for this is that with the internet it's effectively free to setup your own news website. I've seen quite a few indy news sites the last few years by following links (guess all those journalism graduates have to do something) and they have all been woke. This is what they want to do. I daresay if we looked into the matter we'd find that it's why they went into journalism in the first place.

  13. Gun violence erupted. Shots rang out. There was no agency involved. We must take scary rifles away from Americans because White Nationalism and LOOK THERE GOES A SQUIRREL!

    • Agree: R.G. Camara
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Austin mayor is Stephen Ira Adler, a bankruptcy lawyer from a wealthy Jewish family in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

    Adler’s first public statement after the shooting:
    “One thing is clear, greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”

    Replies: @Pericles, @Neuday, @Peter D. Bredon, @J.Ross, @Hannah Katz

  14. Kevin Hart, typically, says white supremacists have gained tremendous ground in the past few decades and are close to cementing their hold on power forever. The situation for People of Color is more dire now than during slavery! The New York Times, typically, quotes with approval.


    It might follow that we’d all be much better off returning to the pre-civil rights era, but somehow if you make that suggestion you’ll suddenly become unemployable for life. Such is white supremacy.

    • Thanks: Charon
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Hangnail Hans

    What happened to the January attempt to push Reichtagsfeuer memes btw?

    https://i.postimg.cc/XYdZ8Msd/capitol-soyjak.jpg

    , @Pericles
    @Hangnail Hans

    To appropriate the old jewish joke, "when I feel down about WN I just read the New York Times ..."

  15. @NJ Transit Commuter
    CNN is reporting one arrest and stating the gunshots were related to a dispute between two individuals, so looks like your theory has been proven correct again.

    Can we bring back dueling, please? If two hotheads need to settle an insult with bloodletting, fine by me. But can we at least do it without harming innocent people?

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @anon, @PaceLaw, @Henry's Cat

    CNN is reporting

    So fake news reporting fake news, eh?

    Keep believing them, rube.

    • Troll: Charon
  16. In Austin, 6th Street is the main entertainment district for Texas-style country and rock music

    I live in Austin. 6th Street, and this specific part of 6th Street, is a nightlife place for young people with bars, dance clubs, and night clubs. They close off the street to cars at about 10PM, and it’s pretty jam packed with people and night life antics from 10PM to at least 2AM.

    There’s very little country music. It’s mostly typical popular music that you’d expect to hear in any US city.

    • Replies: @Anonymouse
    @Hi There

    I live on W. 7th street in Austin about 10 blocks from the 400 block of East 6th. The nightclub district has expanded to the west and extends all the way to Lamar Ave. where the Whole Foods store is located. Friends of ours dined chez nous last night. They own a bar in that neighborhood. They report East 6th street bar scene has become rowdier in recent times with many black customers. Yet the bars on West 7th st, west of Congress Ave., serve an almost exclusively white clientele as I have observed.

    Replies: @Hi There

    , @Paperback Writer
    @Hi There


    live in Austin. 6th Street, and this specific part of 6th Street, is a nightlife place for young people with bars, dance clubs, and night clubs
     
    The kids just got a Ph.D. in the University of Life.
    , @Known Fact
    @Hi There

    There was some incident a few months ago that generated a lot of negative comments about Ausitn from current and former residents -- more crime and homelessness, losing its old-time atmosphere, liberal mayor is an idiot, etc etc. What's your impression Hi There (or others)?

    Replies: @Hi There

    , @Possumman
    @Hi There

    So you are saying that the music sucks.

    Replies: @Hi There

  17. @NJ Transit Commuter
    CNN is reporting one arrest and stating the gunshots were related to a dispute between two individuals, so looks like your theory has been proven correct again.

    Can we bring back dueling, please? If two hotheads need to settle an insult with bloodletting, fine by me. But can we at least do it without harming innocent people?

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @anon, @PaceLaw, @Henry's Cat

    Dueling required people to follow rules…

    • Agree: Charon
    • Thanks: Harry Baldwin
    • LOL: donut
  18. Anonymous[379] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    Gun violence erupted. Shots rang out. There was no agency involved. We must take scary rifles away from Americans because White Nationalism and LOOK THERE GOES A SQUIRREL!

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Austin mayor is Stephen Ira Adler, a bankruptcy lawyer from a wealthy Jewish family in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

    Adler’s first public statement after the shooting:
    “One thing is clear, greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”

    • Thanks: R.G. Camara, Charon
    • Replies: @Pericles
    @Anonymous


    Adler’s first public statement after the shooting:
    “One thing is clear, greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”

     

    Nor does greater access to blacks, come to think of it.
    , @Neuday
    @Anonymous


    Adler’s first public statement after the shooting:
    “One thing is clear, greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”
     
    Not to accuse a Jewish lawyer of lying for political reasons, but had someone with a firearm popped this negro as soon as he fired one shot then the result would have been greater public safety. If you carry concealed and you see a young black male, well . . . don't relax, I'll just say that.
    , @Peter D. Bredon
    @Anonymous

    Adler’s first public statement after the shooting:
    “One thing is clear, greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”

    "One thing is clear, greater numbers of bleks does not equal greater public safety."

    , @J.Ross
    @Anonymous

    Minneapolis, Portland, Austin, in the recent past Chicago -- is it time to ban non-haredi Jews from being mayors?

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Known Fact, @Dissident

    , @Hannah Katz
    @Anonymous

    Adler is a complete putz. Trying to make Austin more "homeless friendly" even as the overwhelmingly Democrat city voted to outlaw public camping on the streets and in parks. Austinites have had enough of this bull schiff. With one exception, the city council is way to the left of Che Guevara.

  19. @eric
    Reality perpetuates stereotypes. This forces modern woke news to lie all the time.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @anon

    Reality is rayciss, therefore alternative reality must be created 24/7.

  20. @NJ Transit Commuter
    CNN is reporting one arrest and stating the gunshots were related to a dispute between two individuals, so looks like your theory has been proven correct again.

    Can we bring back dueling, please? If two hotheads need to settle an insult with bloodletting, fine by me. But can we at least do it without harming innocent people?

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @anon, @PaceLaw, @Henry's Cat

    What an excellent suggestion to bring back dueling!!! Most of these black-related shootings seem to be related over petty matters touching on a person’s honor (you dissed me, you stepped on my shoes or some such). Why not bring back dueling where the offended person can at least confront honorably the person who offended him? In that way, no more than two people are killed contra the constant chaos playing out in inner city shootings.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @PaceLaw

    Blacks are about 1000-2000 years behind the rest of humanity, so dueling seems appropriate.

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @onetwothree, @new Stalin

    , @Hangnail Hans
    @PaceLaw

    Only one small problem: blacks will be challenging whites to duels for offenses like breathing in the presence of Black Royalty. Upside: blacks will lose the duels because aiming is too much trouble. Downside: all they homies be there and start shooting too. Upside: they can't hit anything either.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @PaceLaw

    We would have no problem in the first place if black hoodlums were capable of following the Code Duello, which involves restraint (arranging a subsequent time and place for a meeting); considering alternative methods of reconciliation through the negotiation of seconds; meeting on equal terms, i.e., putting your own life at the same risk as that of your opponent; and agreeing that after the duel, whatever the outcome, the matter would be settled (no reprisals).

    As has been observed, dueling is a barbaric practice in a civilized society and a civilized practice in a barbaric one.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Achilleus
    @PaceLaw


    What an excellent suggestion to bring back dueling!!! Most of these black-related shootings seem to be related over petty matters touching on a person’s honor (you dissed me, you stepped on my shoes or some such). Why not bring back dueling where the offended person can at least confront honorably the person who offended him? In that way, no more than two people are killed contra the constant chaos playing out in inner city shootings.
     
    Black dueling will never work because it requires remembering to show up on time at a given place, prepared to do something specific. That ain’t black.
  21. Anon[252] • Disclaimer says:

    Maybe an intra-vibrant dust-up, with collateral damage?

    Police said they had zeroed in on two suspects involved in previous dispute and were rapidly working to arrest them. Interim Police Chief Joe Chacon expressed confidence that investigators would soon be able to untangle more details about what prompted the gunfire and that suspects could face a range of charges that include attempted murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

    https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2021/06/12/downtown-austin-shooting-least-13-shot-suspect-remains-large/7666624002/

    In Texas there would have been a lot of guns around, but the owners would be twice-a-week firing range types, so zero dead doesn’t sound likely.

  22. @PaceLaw
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    What an excellent suggestion to bring back dueling!!! Most of these black-related shootings seem to be related over petty matters touching on a person’s honor (you dissed me, you stepped on my shoes or some such). Why not bring back dueling where the offended person can at least confront honorably the person who offended him? In that way, no more than two people are killed contra the constant chaos playing out in inner city shootings.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Hangnail Hans, @Harry Baldwin, @Achilleus

    Blacks are about 1000-2000 years behind the rest of humanity, so dueling seems appropriate.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @R.G. Camara


    Blacks are about 1000-2000 years behind the rest of humanity, so dueling seems appropriate
     
    I think you may be wrong by about half an order of magnitude; when did blacks invent the wheel?
    Written language?

    Replies: @Clyde

    , @onetwothree
    @R.G. Camara

    Two orders of magnitude wrong. That's impressive.

    , @new Stalin
    @R.G. Camara

    More like 5000 to 10000 years, a truly primitive race. We are not the same with a different paint job. No matter how much liberal equality nutcases, deny it, those beings are almost ape like in their violence, crime, and lower IQ.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  23. @PaceLaw
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    What an excellent suggestion to bring back dueling!!! Most of these black-related shootings seem to be related over petty matters touching on a person’s honor (you dissed me, you stepped on my shoes or some such). Why not bring back dueling where the offended person can at least confront honorably the person who offended him? In that way, no more than two people are killed contra the constant chaos playing out in inner city shootings.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Hangnail Hans, @Harry Baldwin, @Achilleus

    Only one small problem: blacks will be challenging whites to duels for offenses like breathing in the presence of Black Royalty. Upside: blacks will lose the duels because aiming is too much trouble. Downside: all they homies be there and start shooting too. Upside: they can’t hit anything either.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Hangnail Hans

    At first I entertained the possibility that it was some Cholo on peyote and angel dust. I really felt bad for the Negro underdogs in the 15 Minutes of Fame contest.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

  24. The exact disclaimer the Austin no longer American Statesman published. Funny the minute they state this, you know the suspects are Black.

    What we know about the suspect
    Police have only released a vague description of the suspected shooter as of Saturday morning. The Austin American-Statesman is not including the description as it is too vague at this time to be useful in identifying the shooter and such publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes and potentially put innocent individuals at risk. If more detailed information is released, we will update our reporting.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @George Taylor

    "As horrific as this tragedy was, if a description of the suspect perpetuated harmful stereotypes, I think that's worse."

    , @Jack D
    @George Taylor


    The Austin American-Statesman is not including the description...publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes
     
    It's really stupid of them to come out and actually say this because it makes it totally obvious that the shooter is black (no one worries about "perpetuating stereotypes" of white men as dangerous gun toting supremacists - perpetuating those stereotypes is glorious). In fact it makes it MORE obvious that if they had just printed the description by drawing attention to the fact that shooters are so often black that it constitutes a stereotype.

    They must have come under strong criticism for not printing the description while a suspect was still at large and they felt obligated to explain themselves in an "Editor's Note". In the future they will be secure enough to simply not print the description and give no explanation. Granma (the Cuban newspaper) never explains why they don't print certain things - they just don't print them. If you ask them why, they will just stonewall you or tell you some obvious lie. "The Yanqui blockade has limited our supply of printer's ink." This shows you that in Texas at least, the power of the Left is not yet 100% consolidated.
  25. @Mr Deeds
    Austin is one of the least black large cities in the former Confederacy, which oddly enough makes it among the more pleasant places to the live in the region despite all the leftist White weirdos there.

    This just reiterates how much blacks taint the quality of life anywhere they are beyond the most token of numbers.

    Replies: @Hi There, @Pericles, @Anonymous, @Tex

    Austin is a great place to live because it’s a booming tech city and university city. Lots of great jobs. The city has a culture of innovation.

    10 years ago, I would have said housing was far more affordable than living in other major cities, but prices have boomed.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Hi There

    Lots of hot women in Austin too.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    , @AnotherDad
    @Hi There


    10 years ago, I would have said housing was far more affordable than living in other major cities, but prices have boomed.
     
    Boy you can say that again.

    I was there a week back and some family friends had us over for dinner. These are folks who have medical degrees and MBAs and they are homesteading--nice house, but no palace--in East Austin! (Don't know the plan once their kids reach school age.)

    I hadn't been back in half dozen years (for these folks wedding). Even since then seems more insane. I enjoyed Austin in the 80s, and would have recommended it for a young person starting out. But couldn't do that now.


    Immigration is destroying the American dream.

    It's crazy--and maddening--that the immigration zealots so dominate the debate, that we still haven't seen a candidate run a campaign on simple housing affordability. (Not even Trump.) Immigration is destroying affordable family formation, eating the "American Dream".

    Anywhere nice--might as well be living in Asia now. I'm comfortable enough to be able to help my kids out getting started. What the hell do other folks do? I hate to think of my grandchildren trying to afford a pleasant American style family life in a nation of 400m. And their kids in a nation of half a billion.

    Come on. Tell these immigrationist assholes to f' off.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Jack D, @The Wild Geese Howard, @fish, @Hi There, @notsaying

    , @Paperback Writer
    @Hi There

    I've been there. It's wonderful, but take it from me, things can get pretty bad pretty quickly if you don't crack down hard at the first sign of trouble.

  26. @PaceLaw
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    What an excellent suggestion to bring back dueling!!! Most of these black-related shootings seem to be related over petty matters touching on a person’s honor (you dissed me, you stepped on my shoes or some such). Why not bring back dueling where the offended person can at least confront honorably the person who offended him? In that way, no more than two people are killed contra the constant chaos playing out in inner city shootings.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Hangnail Hans, @Harry Baldwin, @Achilleus

    We would have no problem in the first place if black hoodlums were capable of following the Code Duello, which involves restraint (arranging a subsequent time and place for a meeting); considering alternative methods of reconciliation through the negotiation of seconds; meeting on equal terms, i.e., putting your own life at the same risk as that of your opponent; and agreeing that after the duel, whatever the outcome, the matter would be settled (no reprisals).

    As has been observed, dueling is a barbaric practice in a civilized society and a civilized practice in a barbaric one.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Harry Baldwin


    As has been observed, dueling is a barbaric practice in a civilized society and a civilized practice in a barbaric one.

     

    The same could be said for lynching and other "rough justice".
  27. ….newspaper refuses to print the description of the mass-shooting suspect for ideological reasons.

    Thereby revealing how adolescent, weak-minded and dishonest they are.

    • Replies: @TruthRevolution.net
    @Richard B

    Media ethics codes command, in writing, to cover up the race of "minority" criminals. The entire site sincerty dot net is dedicated to this topic of media ethics gag orders world wide. For the purpose of avoiding prejudice (which is normally correct)

  28. This in all likelihood happened on Dirty Sixth– the part of Sixth Street in downtown closest to I-35 and the Eastside.

    Nickname tells you all you need to know. It gets a bunch of out-of-towners, especially from Fort Hood. For example, the guy that ran his car through the crowd during SXSW a fews years ago was from Killeen.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @anon


    This in all likelihood happened on Dirty Sixth– the part of Sixth Street in downtown closest to I-35 and the Eastside.
     
    "Dirty Sixth" is what I'm seeing in some of the replies to this tweet:

    https://twitter.com/statesman/status/1404045900893274112
  29. Off Topic but Related:

    The city of Portland is wilder and weirder than you ever thought possible. It turns out that while the wokesters and rioters up there talk like they live in what would be a Utopian paradise if it weren’t for their racist police force, they have a tremendous gang problem. Note that the city itself is only about 6% black and 10% Hispanic:

    “Now, police are recording multiple shootings a week with 50 to 70 shots fired, and in one case more than 150, as gang attacks and retaliatory shootings again spiral into a vicious cycle.” …

    “There have been 37 homicides in Oregon’s largest city [about 650,000, up over 200,000 since 1990], so far this year, more than six times the number recorded in the same period last year.” …

    “Police estimate half of Portland’s 470 shootings this year, which have injured more than 140 people, are gang-related. Mayor Ted Wheeler warned last month that perpetrators are being told by gangs to shoot someone within 30 days or be shot and that people are traveling from other states to engage in violence in the Rose City.”

    I have wondered here before why we have not declared war on today’s gangs like we did the Italian Mafia years ago. I am still wondering why we put up with this, watch passively as the Mexican cartels gain more and more power and control inside the US before our very eyes and act like we are helpless.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/people-scared-gang-activity-fuels-050223817.html

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @notsaying

    To someone who's more familiar with the Portland of twenty years ago, your description is so improbable as to verge on the absurd.

    Portland? Give me a break...

    Replies: @El Dato

    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @notsaying

    From the linked article:


    Jo Ann Hardesty, the first Black woman elected to the City Council and who pushed to cut the unit, maintains disbanding the [“gun violence reduction”] team last summer was the right decision.

    “The police have a role but their role is simply to solve crime — their role is not to prevent crime, their role is not to intervene in other community activities,” Hardesty told KOIN 6 last month. “A response to gun violence should not be a knee-jerk reaction.”
     
    I like that she admits crime is a “community activity”. Sheeeeiiiittt

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Gary in Gramercy

    , @Rob
    @notsaying

    Like guerillas, gangbangers require a sea of similar people to swim in. If everyone who looks like a peasant is Viet acing, then one can simply slaughter ‘peasants’ until their are no more Viet Cong. If there are people who look like peasants, but really are peasants, they will become radicalized as innocent peasants are murdered unjustly.

    Problem with killing all the peasants, from the landowners perspective, is that landlords live by taxing the economic production of peasants. No peasants means landlord no eat. Therefore, the guerilla lives on because the peasants are the means of production. The landlord cannot drain the ocean.

    The difference between the guerillas and productive peasants situation on the one hand, and our gangbanger and nonwhites situation, on the other; along with what might be viable responses to the situation that would not throw the US into starvation, are left as exercises for the reader.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Jack D

    , @J.Ross
    @notsaying

    are being told by gangs to shoot someone within 30 days or be shot

    This is hilarious. "Look, the important thing is that somebody get shot. We don't care who, we're just here to shoot people."

    Replies: @notsaying

  30. @George Taylor
    The exact disclaimer the Austin no longer American Statesman published. Funny the minute they state this, you know the suspects are Black.

    What we know about the suspect
    Police have only released a vague description of the suspected shooter as of Saturday morning. The Austin American-Statesman is not including the description as it is too vague at this time to be useful in identifying the shooter and such publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes and potentially put innocent individuals at risk. If more detailed information is released, we will update our reporting.
     

    Replies: @black sea, @Jack D

    “As horrific as this tragedy was, if a description of the suspect perpetuated harmful stereotypes, I think that’s worse.”

    • Thanks: Calvin Hobbes
  31. @notsaying
    Off Topic but Related:

    The city of Portland is wilder and weirder than you ever thought possible. It turns out that while the wokesters and rioters up there talk like they live in what would be a Utopian paradise if it weren't for their racist police force, they have a tremendous gang problem. Note that the city itself is only about 6% black and 10% Hispanic:

    "Now, police are recording multiple shootings a week with 50 to 70 shots fired, and in one case more than 150, as gang attacks and retaliatory shootings again spiral into a vicious cycle." ...

    "There have been 37 homicides in Oregon’s largest city [about 650,000, up over 200,000 since 1990], so far this year, more than six times the number recorded in the same period last year." ...

    "Police estimate half of Portland’s 470 shootings this year, which have injured more than 140 people, are gang-related. Mayor Ted Wheeler warned last month that perpetrators are being told by gangs to shoot someone within 30 days or be shot and that people are traveling from other states to engage in violence in the Rose City."

    I have wondered here before why we have not declared war on today's gangs like we did the Italian Mafia years ago. I am still wondering why we put up with this, watch passively as the Mexican cartels gain more and more power and control inside the US before our very eyes and act like we are helpless.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/people-scared-gang-activity-fuels-050223817.html

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Rob, @J.Ross

    To someone who’s more familiar with the Portland of twenty years ago, your description is so improbable as to verge on the absurd.

    Portland? Give me a break…

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Colin Wright

    Things are changing at Internet speed and we are already in the Cyberpunk era (but with spaceflight replaced by crashing Boeings and Artificial Intelligence replaced by African Intelligence) while you are being served the BLACK!! version of Anne Boleyn (but for some reason Henry VIII doesn't look like Idi Amin)

  32. @notsaying
    Off Topic but Related:

    The city of Portland is wilder and weirder than you ever thought possible. It turns out that while the wokesters and rioters up there talk like they live in what would be a Utopian paradise if it weren't for their racist police force, they have a tremendous gang problem. Note that the city itself is only about 6% black and 10% Hispanic:

    "Now, police are recording multiple shootings a week with 50 to 70 shots fired, and in one case more than 150, as gang attacks and retaliatory shootings again spiral into a vicious cycle." ...

    "There have been 37 homicides in Oregon’s largest city [about 650,000, up over 200,000 since 1990], so far this year, more than six times the number recorded in the same period last year." ...

    "Police estimate half of Portland’s 470 shootings this year, which have injured more than 140 people, are gang-related. Mayor Ted Wheeler warned last month that perpetrators are being told by gangs to shoot someone within 30 days or be shot and that people are traveling from other states to engage in violence in the Rose City."

    I have wondered here before why we have not declared war on today's gangs like we did the Italian Mafia years ago. I am still wondering why we put up with this, watch passively as the Mexican cartels gain more and more power and control inside the US before our very eyes and act like we are helpless.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/people-scared-gang-activity-fuels-050223817.html

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Rob, @J.Ross

    From the linked article:

    Jo Ann Hardesty, the first Black woman elected to the City Council and who pushed to cut the unit, maintains disbanding the [“gun violence reduction”] team last summer was the right decision.

    “The police have a role but their role is simply to solve crime — their role is not to prevent crime, their role is not to intervene in other community activities,” Hardesty told KOIN 6 last month. “A response to gun violence should not be a knee-jerk reaction.”

    I like that she admits crime is a “community activity”. Sheeeeiiiittt

    • LOL: Polistra
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Jenner Ickham Errican


    their role is not to prevent crime, their role is not to intervene in other community activities,”
     
    Robert Peel is turning in his grave.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peelian_principles#The_Nine_Principles_of_Policing

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Maryland State Senator Clay Davis wants his cut of that.

  33. @Barnard
    What would it take for the Austin American Statesman to consider the description detailed enough to print? Something like the suspect answers to the name Jaquaris and is 27 years old.

    Replies: @Jon, @magila, @res

    suspect answers to the name Jaquaris

    Of course, they would spell it phonetically (Jack Harris) if they printed the name.

  34. You would think that the Austin Statesman has paying customers that it would be smart to serve in order to retain their business. Print facts those paying customers are interested to know. &c.

    Adam Smith would think there is something really goofed up in the function of this particular market.

    I’m not sure Adam Smith would phrase that so politely.

    Who is paying for this stupidity? This is not natural market forces at work is what I’m saying.

    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
    @Morton's toes

    We live in Southern NJ near Philadelphia, and for years we subscribed to the Philadelphia Inquirer, a nationally reputable newspaper, and fairly frequently a winner of Pulitzer Prizes.

    This was until a few years back, when the enterprise changed hands. I seem to recall that the argument was made that the city/region needed a daily newspaper, but that the changing paradigm for information dissemination was undermining their business model, perhaps fatally. One group took over the paper, but they could not absorb the losses, so it was sold to another group with deeper pockets. One of the biggies in that 2nd group was soon killed in an aviation accident, but his survivors decided to set up a foundation to continue the enterprise.

    This is key, as the paper was taking a wild, unrelenting lurch to the left in every one of their policies due to the politics of the new owners, and grossly adulterating their journalistic integrity as a result. Basically, they were tracking the course of the NY Times, so as subscribers (like us after we had seen enough) dropped away, eroding further the fiscal position of the paper, but the foundation was there to take up some of the slack.
    The paper had become a front, the vanguard of the revolution if you will, and was financed for that purpose. Like the newly elected, Soros-supported DA, Larry Krasner, who had his very own Night of the Long Knives with his prosecutors & staff, the paper tossed out those who had made it work as an effective journalistic vehicle. Radical left minoritarianism ruled supreme going forward.

    I wonder if some hidden source of funding is available to this Austin paper, or whether the primacy of the radical left there has made it unnecessary.

    , @anon
    @Morton's toes

    You would think that the Austin Statesman has paying customers that it would be smart to serve in order to retain their business.

    You'd be right.

    Print facts those paying customers are interested to know. &c.

    "Facts" are racist examples of white privilege, as many American-Statesman readers know.

  35. @Hi There
    @Mr Deeds

    Austin is a great place to live because it's a booming tech city and university city. Lots of great jobs. The city has a culture of innovation.

    10 years ago, I would have said housing was far more affordable than living in other major cities, but prices have boomed.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @AnotherDad, @Paperback Writer

    Lots of hot women in Austin too.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Right. As they used to say at Ellsworth AFB, there’s a pretty girl behind every tree, which is better than Thule, where there was just a woman behind every tree.

    Keep Austin Weird


    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/MkxJ8xlUu-E/maxresdefault.jpg

  36. Jon says:

    such publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes

    What they should have said was nothing.
    Seriously, how is this not the worst possible choice?
    1. Publish description. Racist crackers on iSteve continue to believe what they already believed. SJWs’ minds temporarily blank to white, then they reboot and go back to their fantasyland. Apathetic normies in the middle note, but don’t store away, the bit of knowledge.
    2. Say nothing. Racist crackers on iSteve continue to believe what they already believed. SJWs’ continue uninterrupted in their fantasyland. Apathetic normies in the middle remain oblivious.
    3. Do this. Force everyone to acknowledge that blacks commit a shit ton of violent crime in this country, and admit that the media covers that fact up.

    • LOL: El Dato
    • Replies: @Fluesterwitz
    @Jon

    Or, fourth possibility, someone who'd like to keep his job creates a bit of plausible deniability. Subversion and deconstruction are not a one-way streets.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  37. @interesting
    "such a publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes"

    How fucking racists is that? That right there is basically saying that blacks do most of the shootings so we must hide that reality from you.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Paperback Writer, @Matthew Kelly

    You could always put out the headline “This is not a black person” underneath the picture of a black person.

    Additionally:

    Police nab one of two Austin mass shooting suspects as newspaper panned for hiding description to avoid ‘perpetuating stereotypes’

    The Republic of Texas biker rally was being held in Austin this weekend, drawing thousands of bikers to the city’s bar district, where the shooting occurred. The newspaper chose to emphasize that fact, potentially planting misleading seeds about rowdy bikers in the minds of some readers – even though the police said there was no immediate information suggesting that the biker gathering played any role in the shooting.

    More from the Irreality Department:

    Democrats mark Pulse nightclub massacre anniversary with disproven narrative re anti-LGBT motive of terrorist

    It doesn’t help that the false narrative continues to be retold. Florida state Representative Omari Hardy, a Democrat, blasted Republicans for condemning hatred “of any kind,” which he called the “anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’” He added, “Pulse was an anti-LGBTQ+ hate crime. If you can’t say that, then keep your mouth closed.”

    I wonder what the the “anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’” is and where I can subscribe.

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @El Dato

    I just did a search for an update to the Dallas story. As you point out they have one of two suspects but still aren't releasing any further details according to the most recent story I saw which was 7 hours ago. Why not say who it is?

    Thanks for including the info about the Pulse nightclub. I didn't remember if I ever knew that the shooter definitely didn't target it because it was gay.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @El Dato


    I wonder what the the “anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’” is and where I can subscribe.

     

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71bRDQq5bsL._AC_SS450_.jpg

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

    3fers!


    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0028/3783/9961/products/black-lives-matter-hands-classic-sweatshirt-light-pink-s-blacklivesmatter-asl-sign-language-blm-hoodies-sweatshirts-peachie-speechie-139_1200x1200.jpg?v=1600709159


    https://truah.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/truah-placard-blm-color-scaled.jpg

    Replies: @El Dato, @3g4me, @fish

    , @By-tor
    @El Dato

    The Pulse Nightclub 'massacre' was odd. No cellphone footage was ever posted by anyone inside the crowded club even though the event went on for several hours ( a peculiarity of some of the 'mass shootings' in the US during Obama's eight years ). No bloodstained walls or floors were in the AP photo essay of the interior which was published about a year later. With sinks and toilets ripped from the walls, the club's interior looked like a demolition crew had smashed everything wooden, glass and porcelain using sledge hammers. Only one ambulance and one empty gurney were shown in one of the essay photos which was weird considering the number of people allegedly shot.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    , @Dissident
    @El Dato

    Interesting to see that from Glenn Greenwald. Is it the closest he has come, to-date, to actually dissenting from any of the fundamental tenets of the Gay Catechism?

    In a recent post, I replied to another poster's reference to "masculine and/or oppositional homosexuals" by disambiguating that term into three primary sub-categories that while often overlapping are nonetheless distinct. I offered Glenn Greenwald as an apparent example of what I enumerated as the first of these categories,


    Those whose dissent is not so much, if at all, from the specifically Gay* Narrative of the broader prevailing orthodoxy, but rather in one or more other areas*.
     
  38. @Jon

    such publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes
     
    What they should have said was nothing.
    Seriously, how is this not the worst possible choice?
    1. Publish description. Racist crackers on iSteve continue to believe what they already believed. SJWs' minds temporarily blank to white, then they reboot and go back to their fantasyland. Apathetic normies in the middle note, but don't store away, the bit of knowledge.
    2. Say nothing. Racist crackers on iSteve continue to believe what they already believed. SJWs' continue uninterrupted in their fantasyland. Apathetic normies in the middle remain oblivious.
    3. Do this. Force everyone to acknowledge that blacks commit a shit ton of violent crime in this country, and admit that the media covers that fact up.

    Replies: @Fluesterwitz

    Or, fourth possibility, someone who’d like to keep his job creates a bit of plausible deniability. Subversion and deconstruction are not a one-way streets.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Fluesterwitz

    >plausible deniability
    >withholding vital information in an emergency

  39. Rob says:
    @notsaying
    Off Topic but Related:

    The city of Portland is wilder and weirder than you ever thought possible. It turns out that while the wokesters and rioters up there talk like they live in what would be a Utopian paradise if it weren't for their racist police force, they have a tremendous gang problem. Note that the city itself is only about 6% black and 10% Hispanic:

    "Now, police are recording multiple shootings a week with 50 to 70 shots fired, and in one case more than 150, as gang attacks and retaliatory shootings again spiral into a vicious cycle." ...

    "There have been 37 homicides in Oregon’s largest city [about 650,000, up over 200,000 since 1990], so far this year, more than six times the number recorded in the same period last year." ...

    "Police estimate half of Portland’s 470 shootings this year, which have injured more than 140 people, are gang-related. Mayor Ted Wheeler warned last month that perpetrators are being told by gangs to shoot someone within 30 days or be shot and that people are traveling from other states to engage in violence in the Rose City."

    I have wondered here before why we have not declared war on today's gangs like we did the Italian Mafia years ago. I am still wondering why we put up with this, watch passively as the Mexican cartels gain more and more power and control inside the US before our very eyes and act like we are helpless.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/people-scared-gang-activity-fuels-050223817.html

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Rob, @J.Ross

    Like guerillas, gangbangers require a sea of similar people to swim in. If everyone who looks like a peasant is Viet acing, then one can simply slaughter ‘peasants’ until their are no more Viet Cong. If there are people who look like peasants, but really are peasants, they will become radicalized as innocent peasants are murdered unjustly.

    Problem with killing all the peasants, from the landowners perspective, is that landlords live by taxing the economic production of peasants. No peasants means landlord no eat. Therefore, the guerilla lives on because the peasants are the means of production. The landlord cannot drain the ocean.

    The difference between the guerillas and productive peasants situation on the one hand, and our gangbanger and nonwhites situation, on the other; along with what might be viable responses to the situation that would not throw the US into starvation, are left as exercises for the reader.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Rob

    The police know who the gang members are and they have software that predicts which ones are likely to become shooters.

    There is simply no political will to arrest them all. Liberals already fret about too many Blacks in prison.

    The unspoken rule is to let them run wild unless they attack an innocent person. This is even true at a federal level. Federal gun charges are declined all the time.

    , @Jack D
    @Rob

    Perhaps modern day blacks are no longer the means of production for the capitalist class (although, in addition to (in fact overlapping with) the black criminal class, blacks still do a lot of menial work - making your hamburgers, delivering your Amazon packages, etc.) but Hispanics are, which is why we keep importing them (and one thing we have learned from blacks is that even after a population becomes surplus there is no getting rid of them).

    However, in a post-modern economy, where Amazon warehouses are increasing full of robots toting goods made in another country and pretty soon will be devoid of people (robots don't file workers comp claims or get involved in union organizing) masses of minorities fill an even more vital role for the capitalists - they are consumers. Someone has to buy all that crap. Someone has to fill up the parking lot at Walmart. Billionaires aren't going to fill that role. Rich white men and their skinny x-ray wives aren't going to fill their shopping carts with piles of frozen pizza rolls - there aren't enough of them and they don't eat enough. You need blacks and food stamps to do that. Millions of "dreamers" made into citizens and given a guaranteed income. A combine can replace 100 human cotton pickers but it's never going to replace even one cotton WEARER and that's what really counts. So dream on buddy.

    Replies: @black sea, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross, @Clyde

  40. @Hangnail Hans
    Kevin Hart, typically, says white supremacists have gained tremendous ground in the past few decades and are close to cementing their hold on power forever. The situation for People of Color is more dire now than during slavery! The New York Times, typically, quotes with approval.

    https://i.ibb.co/kmV1X5L/Screenshot-20210612-212116-Daily-Mail-Online.jpg

    It might follow that we'd all be much better off returning to the pre-civil rights era, but somehow if you make that suggestion you'll suddenly become unemployable for life. Such is white supremacy.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Pericles

    What happened to the January attempt to push Reichtagsfeuer memes btw?

  41. @Richard B

    ....newspaper refuses to print the description of the mass-shooting suspect for ideological reasons.
     
    Thereby revealing how adolescent, weak-minded and dishonest they are.

    Replies: @TruthRevolution.net

    Media ethics codes command, in writing, to cover up the race of “minority” criminals. The entire site sincerty dot net is dedicated to this topic of media ethics gag orders world wide. For the purpose of avoiding prejudice (which is normally correct)

  42. @Mr Deeds
    Austin is one of the least black large cities in the former Confederacy, which oddly enough makes it among the more pleasant places to the live in the region despite all the leftist White weirdos there.

    This just reiterates how much blacks taint the quality of life anywhere they are beyond the most token of numbers.

    Replies: @Hi There, @Pericles, @Anonymous, @Tex

    Austin is basically the Portland of Texas, isn’t it?

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Pericles


    Austin is basically the Portland of Texas, isn’t it?
     
    Not quite yet.
  43. @Hangnail Hans
    Kevin Hart, typically, says white supremacists have gained tremendous ground in the past few decades and are close to cementing their hold on power forever. The situation for People of Color is more dire now than during slavery! The New York Times, typically, quotes with approval.

    https://i.ibb.co/kmV1X5L/Screenshot-20210612-212116-Daily-Mail-Online.jpg

    It might follow that we'd all be much better off returning to the pre-civil rights era, but somehow if you make that suggestion you'll suddenly become unemployable for life. Such is white supremacy.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Pericles

    To appropriate the old jewish joke, “when I feel down about WN I just read the New York Times …”

    • Agree: Polistra
  44. Anonymous[359] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @notsaying

    From the linked article:


    Jo Ann Hardesty, the first Black woman elected to the City Council and who pushed to cut the unit, maintains disbanding the [“gun violence reduction”] team last summer was the right decision.

    “The police have a role but their role is simply to solve crime — their role is not to prevent crime, their role is not to intervene in other community activities,” Hardesty told KOIN 6 last month. “A response to gun violence should not be a knee-jerk reaction.”
     
    I like that she admits crime is a “community activity”. Sheeeeiiiittt

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Gary in Gramercy

    their role is not to prevent crime, their role is not to intervene in other community activities,”

    Robert Peel is turning in his grave.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peelian_principles#The_Nine_Principles_of_Policing

  45. @Anonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Austin mayor is Stephen Ira Adler, a bankruptcy lawyer from a wealthy Jewish family in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

    Adler’s first public statement after the shooting:
    “One thing is clear, greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”

    Replies: @Pericles, @Neuday, @Peter D. Bredon, @J.Ross, @Hannah Katz

    Adler’s first public statement after the shooting:
    “One thing is clear, greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”

    Nor does greater access to blacks, come to think of it.

    • LOL: Jack D
  46. Then there’s this, via Jonathan Turley …


    San Francisco Police Department Seeks Help To Solve Crime But Blurs Face Of Suspect

    This could make for an interesting line up.

    The San Francisco police posted a videotape of a man lighting the hair of a woman on fire on a bus. They were seeking the help of witnesses but bizarrely blurred out the face of the suspect. When confronted on the curious effort, the police insisted that it was just trying to get people to recognize the victim. Huh?

    source: https://jonathanturley.org/2021/06/04/san-francisco-police-seeks-help-to-solve-crime-but-blurs-face-of-suspect/

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @The Alarmist

    So they already have the guy but the victim hasn't come forward?

    But that would be an explanation of nonclownworld.

    Just blasting the jogger with .45 ACP right there would be so satisfying. It would be a "hair burning gone wrong".

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    , @International Jew
    @The Alarmist

    Put out an APB for the Jack-in-the-box man!

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @The Alarmist

    Maybe the face-blurers thought the red track suit was enough to racially ID the suspect.

  47. @El Dato
    @interesting

    You could always put out the headline "This is not a black person" underneath the picture of a black person.

    Additionally:

    Police nab one of two Austin mass shooting suspects as newspaper panned for hiding description to avoid ‘perpetuating stereotypes’



    The Republic of Texas biker rally was being held in Austin this weekend, drawing thousands of bikers to the city's bar district, where the shooting occurred. The newspaper chose to emphasize that fact, potentially planting misleading seeds about rowdy bikers in the minds of some readers – even though the police said there was no immediate information suggesting that the biker gathering played any role in the shooting.
     
    More from the Irreality Department:

    Democrats mark Pulse nightclub massacre anniversary with disproven narrative re anti-LGBT motive of terrorist

    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1403774419663831041

    It doesn’t help that the false narrative continues to be retold. Florida state Representative Omari Hardy, a Democrat, blasted Republicans for condemning hatred “of any kind,” which he called the “anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’” He added, “Pulse was an anti-LGBTQ+ hate crime. If you can’t say that, then keep your mouth closed.”
     
    I wonder what the the "anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’" is and where I can subscribe.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Reg Cæsar, @By-tor, @Dissident

    I just did a search for an update to the Dallas story. As you point out they have one of two suspects but still aren’t releasing any further details according to the most recent story I saw which was 7 hours ago. Why not say who it is?

    Thanks for including the info about the Pulse nightclub. I didn’t remember if I ever knew that the shooter definitely didn’t target it because it was gay.

  48. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @notsaying

    From the linked article:


    Jo Ann Hardesty, the first Black woman elected to the City Council and who pushed to cut the unit, maintains disbanding the [“gun violence reduction”] team last summer was the right decision.

    “The police have a role but their role is simply to solve crime — their role is not to prevent crime, their role is not to intervene in other community activities,” Hardesty told KOIN 6 last month. “A response to gun violence should not be a knee-jerk reaction.”
     
    I like that she admits crime is a “community activity”. Sheeeeiiiittt

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Gary in Gramercy

    Maryland State Senator Clay Davis wants his cut of that.

  49. @Colin Wright
    @notsaying

    To someone who's more familiar with the Portland of twenty years ago, your description is so improbable as to verge on the absurd.

    Portland? Give me a break...

    Replies: @El Dato

    Things are changing at Internet speed and we are already in the Cyberpunk era (but with spaceflight replaced by crashing Boeings and Artificial Intelligence replaced by African Intelligence) while you are being served the BLACK!! version of Anne Boleyn (but for some reason Henry VIII doesn’t look like Idi Amin)

  50. @The Alarmist
    Then there’s this, via Jonathan Turley ...


    San Francisco Police Department Seeks Help To Solve Crime But Blurs Face Of Suspect

    This could make for an interesting line up.

    The San Francisco police posted a videotape of a man lighting the hair of a woman on fire on a bus. They were seeking the help of witnesses but bizarrely blurred out the face of the suspect. When confronted on the curious effort, the police insisted that it was just trying to get people to recognize the victim. Huh?

     

    https://i2.wp.com/jonathanturley.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Screen-Shot-2021-06-04-at-7.45.20-AM.png


    source: https://jonathanturley.org/2021/06/04/san-francisco-police-seeks-help-to-solve-crime-but-blurs-face-of-suspect/

    Replies: @El Dato, @International Jew, @SunBakedSuburb

    So they already have the guy but the victim hasn’t come forward?

    But that would be an explanation of nonclownworld.

    Just blasting the jogger with .45 ACP right there would be so satisfying. It would be a “hair burning gone wrong”.

    • Agree: Sick 'n Tired
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @El Dato

    I had to jog my memory, because I forgot “jogger” was the new euphemism for the euphemism “youth”.

  51. @JohnnyWalker123
    @Hi There

    Lots of hot women in Austin too.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    Right. As they used to say at Ellsworth AFB, there’s a pretty girl behind every tree, which is better than Thule, where there was just a woman behind every tree.

    Keep Austin Weird

  52. The hoodrats were out in force Friday night. Mass shootings in Savannah, Ga. and, of course, Chicago too. The BLM summer offensive is underway!

    In other news, Longtime San Francsico Supervisor Aaron Peskin announced Thursday he was entering alcohol rehabilitation, the news following reported complaints about his behavior at City Hall in recent days.

  53. @PaceLaw
    Yep, a mindless and motiveless mass shooting where no one was killed? Most definitely sounds like a black (Black?) shooter. Someone probably stepped on dude’s shoes which caused him to act out irrationally.

    Replies: @Danindc

    Possibly saying the n word and stepping on someone’s new Jordans is now cause for justifiable homicide. It is the law.

  54. We’ve just arrived at the anniversary of the Pulse night club sitting, an event that President Biden has designated as a national memorial. Ok, most victims were gay. Got it. What gets left out of the story is that the perp was a Muslim who dedicated his act to the Islamic State. He’d been to the club, had sex with men he met on gay dating sites and may have juiced his brain on steroids. All that gets left out of the narrative because it doesn’t fit the narrative of gay oppression by Americans.

  55. @R.G. Camara
    @PaceLaw

    Blacks are about 1000-2000 years behind the rest of humanity, so dueling seems appropriate.

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @onetwothree, @new Stalin

    Blacks are about 1000-2000 years behind the rest of humanity, so dueling seems appropriate

    I think you may be wrong by about half an order of magnitude; when did blacks invent the wheel?
    Written language?

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Bill Jones


    I think you may be wrong by about half an order of magnitude; when did blacks invent the wheel?
    Written language?
     
    Our native Americans the same. In North and South America. No wheel for sure. Some select tribes did write down and record astronomical data, I think. Mayans and Aztecs. The Aztecs need Sun data to know when to go into a frenzy of human sacrifices atop their Pyramid of the Sun. You all know the evil way the victims were killed. The top Aztec year was 26,000 human sacrifices.

    In 1487, the great Templo Mayor was dedicated in the main Aztec city of Tenochtitlan with a four-day celebration. How many were sacrificed during that time is a subject of scholarly speculation: some put the figure as low as 10,000 or 20,000, several others put it as high as 80,400 people sacrificed during those four days. Scholars think the Aztec priests used four sacrificial altars for the dedication ceremonies. However, if that’s the case and 80,400 people were killed, then the priests would have had to sacrifice 14 people every minute, which is a physical impossibility...... https://www.historyonthenet.com/aztec-culture-how-many-were-killed-as-human-sacrifices......
     
  56. @R.G. Camara
    @PaceLaw

    Blacks are about 1000-2000 years behind the rest of humanity, so dueling seems appropriate.

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @onetwothree, @new Stalin

    Two orders of magnitude wrong. That’s impressive.

  57. @Rob
    @notsaying

    Like guerillas, gangbangers require a sea of similar people to swim in. If everyone who looks like a peasant is Viet acing, then one can simply slaughter ‘peasants’ until their are no more Viet Cong. If there are people who look like peasants, but really are peasants, they will become radicalized as innocent peasants are murdered unjustly.

    Problem with killing all the peasants, from the landowners perspective, is that landlords live by taxing the economic production of peasants. No peasants means landlord no eat. Therefore, the guerilla lives on because the peasants are the means of production. The landlord cannot drain the ocean.

    The difference between the guerillas and productive peasants situation on the one hand, and our gangbanger and nonwhites situation, on the other; along with what might be viable responses to the situation that would not throw the US into starvation, are left as exercises for the reader.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Jack D

    The police know who the gang members are and they have software that predicts which ones are likely to become shooters.

    There is simply no political will to arrest them all. Liberals already fret about too many Blacks in prison.

    The unspoken rule is to let them run wild unless they attack an innocent person. This is even true at a federal level. Federal gun charges are declined all the time.

  58. One of the 2 shooters has been arrested. No description of arrestee yet provided by Austin Police Department.

  59. @Mike Tre

    Liberal newspaper Austin @statesman says it refuses to print the description of the mass shooting suspect for ideological reasons.
     
    Reposting this because it's appropriate:

    https://leakedreality.com/video/13706/the-suspect-is-black

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe

    Was that a real 911 call – was there truly someone that idiotic when trying to describe a suspect?

    Surely that was a parody, right?

  60. @Hi There

    In Austin, 6th Street is the main entertainment district for Texas-style country and rock music
     
    I live in Austin. 6th Street, and this specific part of 6th Street, is a nightlife place for young people with bars, dance clubs, and night clubs. They close off the street to cars at about 10PM, and it's pretty jam packed with people and night life antics from 10PM to at least 2AM.

    There's very little country music. It's mostly typical popular music that you'd expect to hear in any US city.

    Replies: @Anonymouse, @Paperback Writer, @Known Fact, @Possumman

    I live on W. 7th street in Austin about 10 blocks from the 400 block of East 6th. The nightclub district has expanded to the west and extends all the way to Lamar Ave. where the Whole Foods store is located. Friends of ours dined chez nous last night. They own a bar in that neighborhood. They report East 6th street bar scene has become rowdier in recent times with many black customers. Yet the bars on West 7th st, west of Congress Ave., serve an almost exclusively white clientele as I have observed.

    • Replies: @Hi There
    @Anonymouse

    You live on W 7th, just West of Mopac? I presume you rent. That's a nice area. I live 3 miles away.

    Even ten years ago, the more sophisticated nightlife crowd would scoff at 6th Street as a place for younger people to get drunk and act like idiots. There are lots of other nightlife hubs that cater to more sophisticated tastes. W 6th, as you mention, is one. Also Rainey St. Warehouse District, SoCo.

    Many people like me, are married, have kids, are career focused and don't do night life type stuff any more. Other people enjoy nightlife, that's great, but personally, I don't miss that stuff at all.

  61. @The Alarmist
    Then there’s this, via Jonathan Turley ...


    San Francisco Police Department Seeks Help To Solve Crime But Blurs Face Of Suspect

    This could make for an interesting line up.

    The San Francisco police posted a videotape of a man lighting the hair of a woman on fire on a bus. They were seeking the help of witnesses but bizarrely blurred out the face of the suspect. When confronted on the curious effort, the police insisted that it was just trying to get people to recognize the victim. Huh?

     

    https://i2.wp.com/jonathanturley.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Screen-Shot-2021-06-04-at-7.45.20-AM.png


    source: https://jonathanturley.org/2021/06/04/san-francisco-police-seeks-help-to-solve-crime-but-blurs-face-of-suspect/

    Replies: @El Dato, @International Jew, @SunBakedSuburb

    Put out an APB for the Jack-in-the-box man!

    • LOL: fish, The Alarmist
  62. lol. Let them die and rot. Austin is blue, let them suffer for their love of communism.

    Here’s hoping the Austin Statesman’s offices are shot up next by diversity.

    • Troll: guest007
  63. @Hangnail Hans
    @eric

    You may say that the media are forced to lie all the time. I say it's what they do best, and moreover what they like to do best.


    More dead than wounded means the shooter is likely nonblack, but more wounded than dead implies a black shooter.
     
    FWIW, it's usually vastly more wounded than dead in the second case, which I suppose is a good thing. Particularly if you are an inner-city medic. Job security in that case.

    Replies: @photondancer

    “You may say that the media are forced to lie all the time. I say it’s … what they like to do”

    Agreed. The best evidence for this is that with the internet it’s effectively free to setup your own news website. I’ve seen quite a few indy news sites the last few years by following links (guess all those journalism graduates have to do something) and they have all been woke. This is what they want to do. I daresay if we looked into the matter we’d find that it’s why they went into journalism in the first place.

  64. I would have said Austin is not Texas, but that’s no longer true. Dallas is not Texas any more either. Neither is Houston. Texas is purple, filled to the brim with New York, California, and Chicago transplants, along with all the Han, Pajeet, and Mussulmen immigrants it can stuff in day after day. Almost every driver with a non-Texas plate (and I see dozens a day) is non-White. And Abbott continues to larp as a Texas conservative, right in the mold of Cornyn. All the repukes here are part of Conservative Inc. and deserve to be ground under the heels of their ‘misunderstood’ pets. I only wish Texas’ reality was half as southern/raysiss as it is in the imagination of northern leftists and Conservative Inc. blowhards.

    • Agree: Polistra, JR Ewing
    • Replies: @JR Ewing
    @3g4me

    Sadly, I agree with this. The big cities all turned many years ago and are now solidly blue. The suburbs and smaller cities are rapidly growing and are on the cusp of turning, if not already at 51% now. My county, Fort Bend, was one the home turf of Tom DeLay and Ron Paul. Now we have a black sheriff who stated that his election was about "ending discrimination" instead of, you know, enforcing state law in unincorporated areas of the county.

    There are still a LOT of red counties and areas outside of the cities, but by definition, there aren't as many people there and they are being outpaced. What was once a 60-40 statewide margin is now 53-47 and declining. There are already a lot of self-loathing native Texans, now they are getting bolstered by immigrants, both domestic and foreign.

    No one moves to Texas to live in Uvalde or Gatesville or Carthage or Plainview. They move to the cities. And in turn, the cities get more seats in the legislature, the county governments get even more crazy, and the shenanigans worsen. The whole thing is "magic dirt theory" writ large. These people are attracted to Texas because of the low taxes and positive quality of life, but they never stop to think that the "improvements" that they want are anathema to the things that brought then there in the first place.

    Austin is the most far gone and obvious, but it's happening everywhere.

    California was once a bastion of conservative politics, too.

  65. anon[233] • Disclaimer says:

    The Austin attack was one of three mass shootings across the country overnight. In Chicago, a woman was killed and nine other people were wounded when two men opened fire on a group standing on a sidewalk in the Chatham neighborhood on the city’s South Side. The shooters got away and hadn’t been identified by mid-afternoon Saturday.

    Move along

  66. @Hi There
    @Mr Deeds

    Austin is a great place to live because it's a booming tech city and university city. Lots of great jobs. The city has a culture of innovation.

    10 years ago, I would have said housing was far more affordable than living in other major cities, but prices have boomed.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @AnotherDad, @Paperback Writer

    10 years ago, I would have said housing was far more affordable than living in other major cities, but prices have boomed.

    Boy you can say that again.

    I was there a week back and some family friends had us over for dinner. These are folks who have medical degrees and MBAs and they are homesteading–nice house, but no palace–in East Austin! (Don’t know the plan once their kids reach school age.)

    I hadn’t been back in half dozen years (for these folks wedding). Even since then seems more insane. I enjoyed Austin in the 80s, and would have recommended it for a young person starting out. But couldn’t do that now.

    Immigration is destroying the American dream.

    It’s crazy–and maddening–that the immigration zealots so dominate the debate, that we still haven’t seen a candidate run a campaign on simple housing affordability. (Not even Trump.) Immigration is destroying affordable family formation, eating the “American Dream”.

    Anywhere nice–might as well be living in Asia now. I’m comfortable enough to be able to help my kids out getting started. What the hell do other folks do? I hate to think of my grandchildren trying to afford a pleasant American style family life in a nation of 400m. And their kids in a nation of half a billion.

    Come on. Tell these immigrationist assholes to f’ off.

    • Agree: JMcG
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @AnotherDad

    https://thenakeddollar.blogspot.com/

    For the most part the non-Catholic and non-evangelical private schools are as bad or worse. The Catholic schools are useless at the task of producing educated Catholics, but there might still be some inertial resistance to the worst sort of pedagogic criminality.

    It's the culture of people who go into teaching and especially school administration as a career. One thing is that they seem peculiarly susceptible to bandwagon effects.

    Replies: @JMcG

    , @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    The only immigration that is relevant to this Austin shooting is the involuntary kind that happened starting 400 years ago. If blacks are a problem in America that just won't go away (and they are) then y'all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors. You ain't pinnin' that one on (((immigrationists))). Maybe Hindus have driven up housing prices in Austin (talk about changing the subject) but they ain't the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Adam Smith, @AnotherDad, @AR in Illinois

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @AnotherDad

    Uh Blackrock running around buying any and every single family home they can get their hands on at 20-50% above market with infinite Fedbux certainly isn't helping matters.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans

    , @fish
    @AnotherDad

    They will import as large a market and as big a tax base as is necessary for the circus to continue.

    , @Hi There
    @AnotherDad


    Immigration is destroying the American dream.

     

    No. I sincerely disagree.

    The US has lots of cities with shrinking/stagnant housing costs and a few cities like Austin with surging housing costs. This dynamic would have happened with our without high levels of global immigration.

    The housing price issue is one of the biggest issues of the day. Lots of big think tanks with people smarter than myself are working on this.

    One big idea: make university-related career pathways more geographically disperse. Today, if you want to excel in many career paths, you have to go to a small number of top tier university campuses located in a small number of cities like Austin. Ideally, the government wouldn't use its monopoly on higher ed to force this geographic concentration.

    Replies: @anon

    , @notsaying
    @AnotherDad

    "I hate to think of my grandchildren trying to afford a pleasant American style family life in a nation of 400m. And their kids in a nation of half a billion."

    This is one of the problems we have with our decision-making now: Nobody is thinking realistically about how our decisions are going to affect future generations. Do we see mock-ups of what the US would be like with 400 million or 500 million people? No. Where is the government and the universities on this?

    The future of America -- and individual Americans -- was a constant topic years ago. Today what we usually get are statistics and warnings but not very much at all that describes what's coming in concrete and easy to understand terms.

    The idea of the American Way of Life you are talking about here resonates with me a lot and always has. It is something precious that we never want to lose but it has already been compromised. I grew up with a solid working class background where my parents worked at the same place from before they were age 20 until one retired at 62 and the other worked until the plant closed -- and then went back after another outfit took it over until retirement. The job security (not necessarily working 40+ years at the same place but feeling you can always get a job that will pay your bills) part of the American Way of Life has been shot to smithereens.

    Now we are seeing homeownership and financial security for most getting shaky and things will only get worse as we get more people and prices continue to rise and we lose more jobs that will never be replaced due to AI. We are also seeing terrible increases in social problems among people from solidly working class and middle class families.

    When I see the American Way of Life disappearing now I cannot imagine how things will be in a few more generations. As I see the new people that we have to share things with continue to pour in I could just scream.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Rob, @uman

  67. @George Taylor
    The exact disclaimer the Austin no longer American Statesman published. Funny the minute they state this, you know the suspects are Black.

    What we know about the suspect
    Police have only released a vague description of the suspected shooter as of Saturday morning. The Austin American-Statesman is not including the description as it is too vague at this time to be useful in identifying the shooter and such publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes and potentially put innocent individuals at risk. If more detailed information is released, we will update our reporting.
     

    Replies: @black sea, @Jack D

    The Austin American-Statesman is not including the description…publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes

    It’s really stupid of them to come out and actually say this because it makes it totally obvious that the shooter is black (no one worries about “perpetuating stereotypes” of white men as dangerous gun toting supremacists – perpetuating those stereotypes is glorious). In fact it makes it MORE obvious that if they had just printed the description by drawing attention to the fact that shooters are so often black that it constitutes a stereotype.

    They must have come under strong criticism for not printing the description while a suspect was still at large and they felt obligated to explain themselves in an “Editor’s Note”. In the future they will be secure enough to simply not print the description and give no explanation. Granma (the Cuban newspaper) never explains why they don’t print certain things – they just don’t print them. If you ask them why, they will just stonewall you or tell you some obvious lie. “The Yanqui blockade has limited our supply of printer’s ink.” This shows you that in Texas at least, the power of the Left is not yet 100% consolidated.

  68. The liberals running this Austin paper are idiots.

    Not sure why they wouldn’t follow the lead of WaPo and just provide a limited write-up.

    Why would you take the time to write about what you are not printing?

    WE DID NOT PROVIDE A DESCRIPTION OF THE SUSPECT BECAUSE IF WE SAID HE WAS BLACK THEN THAT WOULD ENCOURAGE RACISM

    SO WE HAVE CHOSEN TO HIDE THE IDENTITY OF THE NOT BLACK SUSPECT

    THANK YOU

    – YOUR EGALITARIAN BETTERS

    • Replies: @JR Ewing
    @John Johnson

    Imagine reading that and taking it seriously.

    "He could be white or black or yellow or purple. We just don't know and anyone who says they do know is being RACISS!"

  69. @AnotherDad
    @Hi There


    10 years ago, I would have said housing was far more affordable than living in other major cities, but prices have boomed.
     
    Boy you can say that again.

    I was there a week back and some family friends had us over for dinner. These are folks who have medical degrees and MBAs and they are homesteading--nice house, but no palace--in East Austin! (Don't know the plan once their kids reach school age.)

    I hadn't been back in half dozen years (for these folks wedding). Even since then seems more insane. I enjoyed Austin in the 80s, and would have recommended it for a young person starting out. But couldn't do that now.


    Immigration is destroying the American dream.

    It's crazy--and maddening--that the immigration zealots so dominate the debate, that we still haven't seen a candidate run a campaign on simple housing affordability. (Not even Trump.) Immigration is destroying affordable family formation, eating the "American Dream".

    Anywhere nice--might as well be living in Asia now. I'm comfortable enough to be able to help my kids out getting started. What the hell do other folks do? I hate to think of my grandchildren trying to afford a pleasant American style family life in a nation of 400m. And their kids in a nation of half a billion.

    Come on. Tell these immigrationist assholes to f' off.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Jack D, @The Wild Geese Howard, @fish, @Hi There, @notsaying

    https://thenakeddollar.blogspot.com/

    For the most part the non-Catholic and non-evangelical private schools are as bad or worse. The Catholic schools are useless at the task of producing educated Catholics, but there might still be some inertial resistance to the worst sort of pedagogic criminality.

    It’s the culture of people who go into teaching and especially school administration as a career. One thing is that they seem peculiarly susceptible to bandwagon effects.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Art Deco

    Art, you have described the current state of Catholic schools in the USA to a level of perfection seldom approached. I am stealing it for my own personal use.

  70. @AnotherDad
    @Hi There


    10 years ago, I would have said housing was far more affordable than living in other major cities, but prices have boomed.
     
    Boy you can say that again.

    I was there a week back and some family friends had us over for dinner. These are folks who have medical degrees and MBAs and they are homesteading--nice house, but no palace--in East Austin! (Don't know the plan once their kids reach school age.)

    I hadn't been back in half dozen years (for these folks wedding). Even since then seems more insane. I enjoyed Austin in the 80s, and would have recommended it for a young person starting out. But couldn't do that now.


    Immigration is destroying the American dream.

    It's crazy--and maddening--that the immigration zealots so dominate the debate, that we still haven't seen a candidate run a campaign on simple housing affordability. (Not even Trump.) Immigration is destroying affordable family formation, eating the "American Dream".

    Anywhere nice--might as well be living in Asia now. I'm comfortable enough to be able to help my kids out getting started. What the hell do other folks do? I hate to think of my grandchildren trying to afford a pleasant American style family life in a nation of 400m. And their kids in a nation of half a billion.

    Come on. Tell these immigrationist assholes to f' off.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Jack D, @The Wild Geese Howard, @fish, @Hi There, @notsaying

    The only immigration that is relevant to this Austin shooting is the involuntary kind that happened starting 400 years ago. If blacks are a problem in America that just won’t go away (and they are) then y’all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors. You ain’t pinnin’ that one on (((immigrationists))). Maybe Hindus have driven up housing prices in Austin (talk about changing the subject) but they ain’t the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Jack D

    "Maybe Hindus have driven up housing prices in Austin (talk about changing the subject) but they ain’t the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire."

    Indeed, why get busted for something like mentally retarded gunplay and ruining your Medicare/Medicaid scam business?

    , @Adam Smith
    @Jack D


    If blacks are a problem in America that just won’t go away (and they are) then y’all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors the Jewish slave merchants who brought the worthless Africans to the Americas in kosher chains.
     
    Unfortunately, Jews played a particularly prominent role in the enslavement of Africans.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    The only immigration that is relevant to this Austin shooting is the involuntary kind that happened starting 400 years ago. If blacks are a problem in America that just won’t go away (and they are) then y’all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors. You ain’t pinnin’ that one on (((immigrationists))). Maybe Hindus have driven up housing prices in Austin (talk about changing the subject) but they ain’t the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.
     
    Jack--

    As is crystal clear, from my snippet, i'm responding to "Hi There"'s point about housing affordability in Austin. (These threads aren't locked tight on the single precise most obvious aspect raised by Steve's post. You've wandered more than a few of them yourself.)

    And Austin's housing price explosion *is* directly the result of policy driven by your "(((immigrationists)))" despite their--laughable--attempts to repeal the law of supply and demand for labor and housing when it comes to immigration.

    This is, of course, not to imply that everyplace would be dirt cheap. Nice places with nice natural amenities or that become "hot" would have higher prices and Americans preferentially decided to live there. (Ex. coastal California.) But the immigration influx radically raises prices by displacing heritage Americans from many areas both through ethnic transformation that makes an area unappealing, leading to much higher prices in other areas and simply raising the general level of demand. Americans leaving areas in California, then drive up the price level in places like Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Austin, even 'effing Boise above and beyond the direct effect of immigrants in those places.

    An America that has peaked in population at 260 million--with a white Orange County, San Diego, etc.--is simply a very different, much more affordable nation.

    But then you understand all this. You aren't some innumerate journo girl with a BA in feelings-studies. Your LSAT score was no doubt excellent. You're just got the Jewish anti-national "immigration is wonderful" tic.


    If blacks are a problem in America that just won’t go away (and they are) then y’all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors....
    they ain’t the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.
     

     No argument that blacks are "baked in" to the American pie, due to unfortunate choice some of my ancestors made, or that they are hugely disproportionately criminal and generate an outsized share of social dysfunction. (If i could time travel back and convince my people that importing this "cheap labor" will be the most expensive "cheap labor" in human history and a disaster for their descendants ... i would. I would, of course, then vanish from the timeline, but the sacrifice would have been worth it.)

    But while blacks won't just "go away", their criminality is manageable by strong policing and community pressure in a nation with majoritarian self-confidence. And was managed by such means in the America i was born into.

    Your fellow Jews pushing minoritarianism, justifying and empowering black grievance and excusing black criminality are huge contributors the seriousness of the black criminal problem. Specifically to the seriousness of it how it affects other Americans. The ideological victory of Jewish minoritarianism in the US is now so complete that we've reached this bizarre situation where cops are subject to abuse/termination/arrest if they injure black criminals who don't cooperate in being arrested, which makes them loathe engage black criminals. A situation incompatible with maintaining civilization.

    And even just the "(((immigrationists)))" ideology--taken separately--contributes. A confident majoritarian polity can manage black criminality--especially with regard to non-black communities/public spaces--but blacks have to do something. Giving all the low end employment to Mexicans doesn't help, even if you aren't telling blacks they should be really pissed off. You want to empower/reinforce a black culture or working, not whining and criminality.

    So yeah your "(((immigrationists)))" have their grubby paws all over not just the housing problem, but making the black problem worse as well.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Abolish_public_education, @Jack D

    , @AR in Illinois
    @Jack D

    MY family didn't come here until the 1890's. Don't blame ALL Whites for what a small percentage did in the 1600's.

  71. @Barnard
    What would it take for the Austin American Statesman to consider the description detailed enough to print? Something like the suspect answers to the name Jaquaris and is 27 years old.

    Replies: @Jon, @magila, @res

    Dawning of the age of Jaquarius.

    • LOL: UNIT472, By-tor, bruce county
  72. @Rob
    @notsaying

    Like guerillas, gangbangers require a sea of similar people to swim in. If everyone who looks like a peasant is Viet acing, then one can simply slaughter ‘peasants’ until their are no more Viet Cong. If there are people who look like peasants, but really are peasants, they will become radicalized as innocent peasants are murdered unjustly.

    Problem with killing all the peasants, from the landowners perspective, is that landlords live by taxing the economic production of peasants. No peasants means landlord no eat. Therefore, the guerilla lives on because the peasants are the means of production. The landlord cannot drain the ocean.

    The difference between the guerillas and productive peasants situation on the one hand, and our gangbanger and nonwhites situation, on the other; along with what might be viable responses to the situation that would not throw the US into starvation, are left as exercises for the reader.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Jack D

    Perhaps modern day blacks are no longer the means of production for the capitalist class (although, in addition to (in fact overlapping with) the black criminal class, blacks still do a lot of menial work – making your hamburgers, delivering your Amazon packages, etc.) but Hispanics are, which is why we keep importing them (and one thing we have learned from blacks is that even after a population becomes surplus there is no getting rid of them).

    However, in a post-modern economy, where Amazon warehouses are increasing full of robots toting goods made in another country and pretty soon will be devoid of people (robots don’t file workers comp claims or get involved in union organizing) masses of minorities fill an even more vital role for the capitalists – they are consumers. Someone has to buy all that crap. Someone has to fill up the parking lot at Walmart. Billionaires aren’t going to fill that role. Rich white men and their skinny x-ray wives aren’t going to fill their shopping carts with piles of frozen pizza rolls – there aren’t enough of them and they don’t eat enough. You need blacks and food stamps to do that. Millions of “dreamers” made into citizens and given a guaranteed income. A combine can replace 100 human cotton pickers but it’s never going to replace even one cotton WEARER and that’s what really counts. So dream on buddy.

    • Agree: fish, Alden
    • Replies: @black sea
    @Jack D

    Do you ever get the feeling that there are way more working-age people of all hues than there are genuinely meaningful, useful, or productive jobs? Sometimes you drive through a fairly prosperous area and wonder, "What the fuck do all these people do to make money?"

    Replies: @Bill B., @Anonymous, @Known Fact, @notsaying

    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Jack D

    Absolutely spot on. Food Stamps/EBT is a prosperity program for all the PMC people connected to making processed "food" and the stockholders of the corporations in this. Then the "healthcare" industry comes next to deal with the indolent low IQ consumers of their garbage, who can't even read a cookbook, at taxpayer expense.

    But try convincing some shitlib of this after he finishes his condescending latte tirade about "global sustainabilty" of this, that and the other.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @JMcG

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    Perhaps modern day blacks are no longer the means of production for the capitalist class...
     
    Were they ever?


    בלעק לײַװס מעטער

    Did they ever?
    , @J.Ross
    @Jack D

    So, our elite's plan is to make Say's law a reality, through government overspending. Literally self-destructive oligarchy.

    Replies: @El Dato

    , @Clyde
    @Jack D


    masses of minorities fill an even more vital role for the capitalists – they are consumers. Someone has to buy all that crap. Someone has to fill up the parking lot at Walmart. Billionaires aren’t going to fill that role. Rich white men and their skinny x-ray wives aren’t going to fill their shopping carts with piles of frozen pizza rolls – there aren’t enough of them and they don’t eat enough. You need blacks and food stamps to do that. Millions of “dreamers” made into citizens and given a guaranteed income.
     
    All this can chug along nicely, as long as the Federal Reserve can create more money with abandon. When this stops, all the above stops. When this stops our US Govt Treasuries will only be able to be sold at higher interest rates. The US dollar will sink so that all imports from China etc. will zoom upward in price.

    We have a finance driven economy. All automobile companies make their most profits from financing automobile purchases. Not a creation economy like China does. Actually we do create our own food supply, our own oil and gas. We still have some manufacturing left, though are beholden to China for too many manufactures. The latest scandal being that we are unable to manufacture our own drone airplanes. Our military is forced to buy them from China, despite us knowing they will come with backdoors that will call home to China. Hopefully our military knows how to block this activity.

    We do create our own buildings and homes. Though China sells us lots of the drywall. Plenty of lumber comes from Canada.
    Our current welfare state only exists courtesy of the virtual printing presses at the Federal Reserve Bank.

  73. @AnotherDad
    @Hi There


    10 years ago, I would have said housing was far more affordable than living in other major cities, but prices have boomed.
     
    Boy you can say that again.

    I was there a week back and some family friends had us over for dinner. These are folks who have medical degrees and MBAs and they are homesteading--nice house, but no palace--in East Austin! (Don't know the plan once their kids reach school age.)

    I hadn't been back in half dozen years (for these folks wedding). Even since then seems more insane. I enjoyed Austin in the 80s, and would have recommended it for a young person starting out. But couldn't do that now.


    Immigration is destroying the American dream.

    It's crazy--and maddening--that the immigration zealots so dominate the debate, that we still haven't seen a candidate run a campaign on simple housing affordability. (Not even Trump.) Immigration is destroying affordable family formation, eating the "American Dream".

    Anywhere nice--might as well be living in Asia now. I'm comfortable enough to be able to help my kids out getting started. What the hell do other folks do? I hate to think of my grandchildren trying to afford a pleasant American style family life in a nation of 400m. And their kids in a nation of half a billion.

    Come on. Tell these immigrationist assholes to f' off.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Jack D, @The Wild Geese Howard, @fish, @Hi There, @notsaying

    Uh Blackrock running around buying any and every single family home they can get their hands on at 20-50% above market with infinite Fedbux certainly isn’t helping matters.

    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Doubtless that is indeed happening but it also seems to be deliberately exaggerated by the major media.

  74. Hey Steve, another Caucasoid gentleman looking to prove your “mass attack kill ratio” statistic…

    https://worldstar.com/video.php?v=wshhyye0kpWSEb70QTUr

  75. The question is whether Sailer will get a Nobel Prize for the scientific Law of Mass Shootings.

    I admit that I apply it to all mass shooting reports. Because Science.

  76. Airlines have seen an unprecedented rise in disruptive passengers. Experts say it could get worse.

    https://www.chron.com/lifestyle/travel/article/Airlines-have-seen-an-unprecedented-rise-in-16241877.php

    OK I will be that guy. How many of these people acting like baboons on flights are negroes? Is it prejudiced if I predict it is far closer to 50% than 15?

    • Replies: @AR in Illinois
    @Morton's toes

    Closer to 100%

  77. @interesting
    "such a publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes"

    How fucking racists is that? That right there is basically saying that blacks do most of the shootings so we must hide that reality from you.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Paperback Writer, @Matthew Kelly

    harmful in perpetuating stereotypes

    harmful in presenting the facts we all know to be true

  78. @RichardTaylor
    Austin is full of White liberals so I'm not sure their music is authentically Texas-style.

    It's an awful shame when the anti-White policies they pushed come back to bite them.

    http://img1.etsystatic.com/007/0/7367802/il_570xN.385266561_xzso.jpg

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @Chris Mallory, @Hi There

    It’s an awful shame when the anti-White policies they pushed come back to bite them

    Surely, you jest. “Nice little town you got here… be a shame if something happened to it.”

    Now, I would never in a million years wish harm on anyone, but if the next target is a Lululemon… oh, never mind.

  79. @Hi There

    In Austin, 6th Street is the main entertainment district for Texas-style country and rock music
     
    I live in Austin. 6th Street, and this specific part of 6th Street, is a nightlife place for young people with bars, dance clubs, and night clubs. They close off the street to cars at about 10PM, and it's pretty jam packed with people and night life antics from 10PM to at least 2AM.

    There's very little country music. It's mostly typical popular music that you'd expect to hear in any US city.

    Replies: @Anonymouse, @Paperback Writer, @Known Fact, @Possumman

    live in Austin. 6th Street, and this specific part of 6th Street, is a nightlife place for young people with bars, dance clubs, and night clubs

    The kids just got a Ph.D. in the University of Life.

  80. @Hi There

    In Austin, 6th Street is the main entertainment district for Texas-style country and rock music
     
    I live in Austin. 6th Street, and this specific part of 6th Street, is a nightlife place for young people with bars, dance clubs, and night clubs. They close off the street to cars at about 10PM, and it's pretty jam packed with people and night life antics from 10PM to at least 2AM.

    There's very little country music. It's mostly typical popular music that you'd expect to hear in any US city.

    Replies: @Anonymouse, @Paperback Writer, @Known Fact, @Possumman

    There was some incident a few months ago that generated a lot of negative comments about Ausitn from current and former residents — more crime and homelessness, losing its old-time atmosphere, liberal mayor is an idiot, etc etc. What’s your impression Hi There (or others)?

    • Replies: @Hi There
    @Known Fact

    The liberal mayor is an idiot. But you get idiot liberal mayors in every big city now, unfortunately.

    Austin is a great city. There are other great cities. I really love the culture of innovation in Austin. I work in tech, not for one of the Big Tech companies, but a smaller company. The city is fantastic for people in the tech industry.

    The homeless issue is a problem. I voted to reinstate the camping ban, that passed, even with the mayors, and the liberals fighting it. Austin is still a great place to live.

    The big problem of Austin for many, is that housing prices have skyrocketed. There is still affordable housing away from the city center.

  81. Real “racism” would be printing the box score by race. Based on location, I suspect that the majority of the wounded were White. Whether these were just collateral damage in a dust up among Negros or were deliberately targeted victims in an act of Negro terrorism has yet to be determined. I expect that we’ll be seeing increasing numbers of the latter as the war on Whites continues unabated.

    • Replies: @David In TN
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    The news reports I saw said that most of the victims were "innocent bystanders," which indicates they were white. Indeed, this is what media types figure to say when the shooter is black.

    Replies: @Clyde

  82. @AnotherDad
    @Hi There


    10 years ago, I would have said housing was far more affordable than living in other major cities, but prices have boomed.
     
    Boy you can say that again.

    I was there a week back and some family friends had us over for dinner. These are folks who have medical degrees and MBAs and they are homesteading--nice house, but no palace--in East Austin! (Don't know the plan once their kids reach school age.)

    I hadn't been back in half dozen years (for these folks wedding). Even since then seems more insane. I enjoyed Austin in the 80s, and would have recommended it for a young person starting out. But couldn't do that now.


    Immigration is destroying the American dream.

    It's crazy--and maddening--that the immigration zealots so dominate the debate, that we still haven't seen a candidate run a campaign on simple housing affordability. (Not even Trump.) Immigration is destroying affordable family formation, eating the "American Dream".

    Anywhere nice--might as well be living in Asia now. I'm comfortable enough to be able to help my kids out getting started. What the hell do other folks do? I hate to think of my grandchildren trying to afford a pleasant American style family life in a nation of 400m. And their kids in a nation of half a billion.

    Come on. Tell these immigrationist assholes to f' off.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Jack D, @The Wild Geese Howard, @fish, @Hi There, @notsaying

    They will import as large a market and as big a tax base as is necessary for the circus to continue.

  83. NYC is not to be outdone in the mayhem department — and while the NYT chases those six white supremacists out in Idaho or wherever, the NY Post goes where the action is

    https://nypost.com/cover/june-13-2021/

    “The perps run this town,” one disgusted NYPD source told The Post in the wake of the latest madness. “It is scary to walk around New York City streets. It has gotten so bad that daylight doesn’t scare the bad guys.”

  84. One of the very few quotable moments I recall from J-School was when one professor very sternly warned us all, “Don’t play guessing games with the reader.” And it’s not even a game anymore, it’s a blatant attempt to deny reality, even when a dangerous suspect is still on the loose.

    BTW can anyone here ever get the news of a mass shooting anymore without immediately applying our host’s trademark theory on the wound-to-kill ratio?

  85. @Patrick in SC
    "We can't tell you about reality because reality makes us sad and might make you draw conclusions about reality which might lead you to ultimately dismantle our fantasy world."

    And it doesn't matter how many people get killed because of this.

    Replies: @Currahee

    Indeed, but what are they trying to accomplish? Perhaps they, themselves, live in a total, I mean total, fantasy.

  86. @Jack D
    @Rob

    Perhaps modern day blacks are no longer the means of production for the capitalist class (although, in addition to (in fact overlapping with) the black criminal class, blacks still do a lot of menial work - making your hamburgers, delivering your Amazon packages, etc.) but Hispanics are, which is why we keep importing them (and one thing we have learned from blacks is that even after a population becomes surplus there is no getting rid of them).

    However, in a post-modern economy, where Amazon warehouses are increasing full of robots toting goods made in another country and pretty soon will be devoid of people (robots don't file workers comp claims or get involved in union organizing) masses of minorities fill an even more vital role for the capitalists - they are consumers. Someone has to buy all that crap. Someone has to fill up the parking lot at Walmart. Billionaires aren't going to fill that role. Rich white men and their skinny x-ray wives aren't going to fill their shopping carts with piles of frozen pizza rolls - there aren't enough of them and they don't eat enough. You need blacks and food stamps to do that. Millions of "dreamers" made into citizens and given a guaranteed income. A combine can replace 100 human cotton pickers but it's never going to replace even one cotton WEARER and that's what really counts. So dream on buddy.

    Replies: @black sea, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross, @Clyde

    Do you ever get the feeling that there are way more working-age people of all hues than there are genuinely meaningful, useful, or productive jobs? Sometimes you drive through a fairly prosperous area and wonder, “What the fuck do all these people do to make money?”

    • Replies: @Bill B.
    @black sea

    Sometimes you drive through a fairly prosperous area and wonder, “What the fuck do all these people do to make money?”


    A sensation I get many times in the UK.

    All the working age people I've met in the last 12 months work at massaging society or telling it 'everything is ok' or repairing it. Nobody actually seems to make anything anyone in another country would want to buy.

    , @Anonymous
    @black sea

    It's called being a boomer. The people in those houses are all boomers/gen X. They never had to work a day in their lives and had everything provided for them in the post-war wealth boom their glorious parents provided. Most of the people in those houses collect enormous amounts of money from pensions/SSI, and that is merely one layer of their income.

    , @Known Fact
    @black sea

    I thought that was the whole point of Dilbert -- one person actually does some work while a dozen other employees hold meetings and exchange memos on new policies and "initiatives." At the very best you have a Pareto workplace where 20 percent of the people do 80 percent of the work

    , @notsaying
    @black sea

    The county where I live is almost all white and the median household income is way below the US average. I have looked around at average looking houses and parking lots full of cars here for decades and wondered how people keep up their payments.

    I can only point out that the newspaper always has ads from lawyers encouraging families to "protect themselves" from Medicaid. Obviously these (mostly conservative Republicans who oppose government aid except for themselves, I guess) people are making sure their parents' house ends up in their hands while the government is stuck with the nursing home bills.

    Something else that helped was property values and rents have been low here but that is changing for rents as minority big city refugees keep coming to escape gentrification. So far it's been almost all blacks. I dread the day that Hispanics find us, too, and decide to come here in big numbers. It would simply destroy many people here including me.

    Replies: @Alden

  87. @Anonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Austin mayor is Stephen Ira Adler, a bankruptcy lawyer from a wealthy Jewish family in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

    Adler’s first public statement after the shooting:
    “One thing is clear, greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”

    Replies: @Pericles, @Neuday, @Peter D. Bredon, @J.Ross, @Hannah Katz

    Adler’s first public statement after the shooting:
    “One thing is clear, greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”

    Not to accuse a Jewish lawyer of lying for political reasons, but had someone with a firearm popped this negro as soon as he fired one shot then the result would have been greater public safety. If you carry concealed and you see a young black male, well . . . don’t relax, I’ll just say that.

    • Agree: 3g4me
  88. @Hangnail Hans
    @PaceLaw

    Only one small problem: blacks will be challenging whites to duels for offenses like breathing in the presence of Black Royalty. Upside: blacks will lose the duels because aiming is too much trouble. Downside: all they homies be there and start shooting too. Upside: they can't hit anything either.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter

    At first I entertained the possibility that it was some Cholo on peyote and angel dust. I really felt bad for the Negro underdogs in the 15 Minutes of Fame contest.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    "Negro underdogs"

    Are they served on a bun?

  89. @Anonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Austin mayor is Stephen Ira Adler, a bankruptcy lawyer from a wealthy Jewish family in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

    Adler’s first public statement after the shooting:
    “One thing is clear, greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”

    Replies: @Pericles, @Neuday, @Peter D. Bredon, @J.Ross, @Hannah Katz

    Adler’s first public statement after the shooting:
    “One thing is clear, greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”

    “One thing is clear, greater numbers of bleks does not equal greater public safety.”

  90. @Barnard
    What would it take for the Austin American Statesman to consider the description detailed enough to print? Something like the suspect answers to the name Jaquaris and is 27 years old.

    Replies: @Jon, @magila, @res

    What would it take for the Austin American Statesman to consider the description detailed enough to print?

    White.

    • Agree: Jim Bob Lassiter, J.Ross
  91. @Jack D
    @Rob

    Perhaps modern day blacks are no longer the means of production for the capitalist class (although, in addition to (in fact overlapping with) the black criminal class, blacks still do a lot of menial work - making your hamburgers, delivering your Amazon packages, etc.) but Hispanics are, which is why we keep importing them (and one thing we have learned from blacks is that even after a population becomes surplus there is no getting rid of them).

    However, in a post-modern economy, where Amazon warehouses are increasing full of robots toting goods made in another country and pretty soon will be devoid of people (robots don't file workers comp claims or get involved in union organizing) masses of minorities fill an even more vital role for the capitalists - they are consumers. Someone has to buy all that crap. Someone has to fill up the parking lot at Walmart. Billionaires aren't going to fill that role. Rich white men and their skinny x-ray wives aren't going to fill their shopping carts with piles of frozen pizza rolls - there aren't enough of them and they don't eat enough. You need blacks and food stamps to do that. Millions of "dreamers" made into citizens and given a guaranteed income. A combine can replace 100 human cotton pickers but it's never going to replace even one cotton WEARER and that's what really counts. So dream on buddy.

    Replies: @black sea, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross, @Clyde

    Absolutely spot on. Food Stamps/EBT is a prosperity program for all the PMC people connected to making processed “food” and the stockholders of the corporations in this. Then the “healthcare” industry comes next to deal with the indolent low IQ consumers of their garbage, who can’t even read a cookbook, at taxpayer expense.

    But try convincing some shitlib of this after he finishes his condescending latte tirade about “global sustainabilty” of this, that and the other.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Absolutely spot on. Food Stamps/EBT is a prosperity program for all the PMC people connected to making processed “food” and the stockholders of the corporations in this. Then the “healthcare” industry comes next to deal with the indolent low IQ consumers of their garbage, who can’t even read a cookbook, at taxpayer expense.

    Well you can thank Big AG Republicans for not wanting to touch EBT.

    Anytime someone proposes reforming it a defense coalition forms of welfare Democrats and corporate AG welfare Republicans.

    They couldn't even get soda and candy bars removed.

    HOW DARE YOUR PROPOSE TAKING AWAY CANDY BARS FROM THE POOR

    CORN SYRUP IS A HUMAN RIGHT

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter

    , @JMcG
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    I just tell them that the item that EBT cards are most used to purchase is … soda pop.

  92. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    The only immigration that is relevant to this Austin shooting is the involuntary kind that happened starting 400 years ago. If blacks are a problem in America that just won't go away (and they are) then y'all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors. You ain't pinnin' that one on (((immigrationists))). Maybe Hindus have driven up housing prices in Austin (talk about changing the subject) but they ain't the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Adam Smith, @AnotherDad, @AR in Illinois

    “Maybe Hindus have driven up housing prices in Austin (talk about changing the subject) but they ain’t the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.”

    Indeed, why get busted for something like mentally retarded gunplay and ruining your Medicare/Medicaid scam business?

  93. Anonymous[394] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr Deeds
    Austin is one of the least black large cities in the former Confederacy, which oddly enough makes it among the more pleasant places to the live in the region despite all the leftist White weirdos there.

    This just reiterates how much blacks taint the quality of life anywhere they are beyond the most token of numbers.

    Replies: @Hi There, @Pericles, @Anonymous, @Tex

    Isn’t it funny how, wherever there are white liberals, there are fewer blacks, and life is better?

    Almost as if conservatives (‘specially southerners) are all a bunch of incompetent cucks.

    Austin has a DECLINING Black population. It was higher in the past. Blacks flee from white liberals and in to the open arms of white conservatives.

    Remember, it was Republicans who invited blacks to Detroit.

    Vote Democrat, dummies.

  94. @interesting
    "such a publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes"

    How fucking racists is that? That right there is basically saying that blacks do most of the shootings so we must hide that reality from you.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Paperback Writer, @Matthew Kelly

    In the future, you will…
    own nothing
    know nothing
    control nothing
    eat bugs

    …and you will be happy.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Matthew Kelly


    In the future, you will…
    own nothing
    know nothing
    control nothing
    eat bugs

    …and you will be happy.
     
    Thanks for the Green New Deal haiku.

    Didn't Greta Thunberg come up with that? Just in time for the 17 year cicada hatching.

    "New free school lunch program menu coming next semester!"

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Dieter Kief, @ThreeCranes

  95. @Morton's toes
    You would think that the Austin Statesman has paying customers that it would be smart to serve in order to retain their business. Print facts those paying customers are interested to know. &c.

    Adam Smith would think there is something really goofed up in the function of this particular market.

    I'm not sure Adam Smith would phrase that so politely.

    Who is paying for this stupidity? This is not natural market forces at work is what I'm saying.

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian, @anon

    We live in Southern NJ near Philadelphia, and for years we subscribed to the Philadelphia Inquirer, a nationally reputable newspaper, and fairly frequently a winner of Pulitzer Prizes.

    This was until a few years back, when the enterprise changed hands. I seem to recall that the argument was made that the city/region needed a daily newspaper, but that the changing paradigm for information dissemination was undermining their business model, perhaps fatally. One group took over the paper, but they could not absorb the losses, so it was sold to another group with deeper pockets. One of the biggies in that 2nd group was soon killed in an aviation accident, but his survivors decided to set up a foundation to continue the enterprise.

    This is key, as the paper was taking a wild, unrelenting lurch to the left in every one of their policies due to the politics of the new owners, and grossly adulterating their journalistic integrity as a result. Basically, they were tracking the course of the NY Times, so as subscribers (like us after we had seen enough) dropped away, eroding further the fiscal position of the paper, but the foundation was there to take up some of the slack.
    The paper had become a front, the vanguard of the revolution if you will, and was financed for that purpose. Like the newly elected, Soros-supported DA, Larry Krasner, who had his very own Night of the Long Knives with his prosecutors & staff, the paper tossed out those who had made it work as an effective journalistic vehicle. Radical left minoritarianism ruled supreme going forward.

    I wonder if some hidden source of funding is available to this Austin paper, or whether the primacy of the radical left there has made it unnecessary.

  96. @El Dato
    @interesting

    You could always put out the headline "This is not a black person" underneath the picture of a black person.

    Additionally:

    Police nab one of two Austin mass shooting suspects as newspaper panned for hiding description to avoid ‘perpetuating stereotypes’



    The Republic of Texas biker rally was being held in Austin this weekend, drawing thousands of bikers to the city's bar district, where the shooting occurred. The newspaper chose to emphasize that fact, potentially planting misleading seeds about rowdy bikers in the minds of some readers – even though the police said there was no immediate information suggesting that the biker gathering played any role in the shooting.
     
    More from the Irreality Department:

    Democrats mark Pulse nightclub massacre anniversary with disproven narrative re anti-LGBT motive of terrorist

    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1403774419663831041

    It doesn’t help that the false narrative continues to be retold. Florida state Representative Omari Hardy, a Democrat, blasted Republicans for condemning hatred “of any kind,” which he called the “anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’” He added, “Pulse was an anti-LGBTQ+ hate crime. If you can’t say that, then keep your mouth closed.”
     
    I wonder what the the "anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’" is and where I can subscribe.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Reg Cæsar, @By-tor, @Dissident

    I wonder what the the “anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’” is and where I can subscribe.

    3fers!

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Reg Cæsar

    The first image - the one thing that comes to mind about the arm holding up the "Black Lives Matter" sign is - "that's Charlie Brown".

    , @3g4me
    @Reg Cæsar

    @96 Reg Caesar: God looks like George Floyd? Who know . . . .

    , @fish
    @Reg Cæsar

    Remember.....you can’t spell embezzle without BLM.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  97. @RichardTaylor
    Austin is full of White liberals so I'm not sure their music is authentically Texas-style.

    It's an awful shame when the anti-White policies they pushed come back to bite them.

    http://img1.etsystatic.com/007/0/7367802/il_570xN.385266561_xzso.jpg

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @Chris Mallory, @Hi There

    Austin is full of White liberals so I’m not sure their music is authentically Texas-style.

    It may not be now, but in the mid 1970’s and early 1980’s, Austin was the spiritual home of the Outlaw Country movement. Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon, Willie and a host of others made some really good music in Austin.

    One show PBS did a fairly decent job on was Austin City Limits. ACL presented some of the best of the Texas country scene. I do admit to not watching TV any more, so not sure what the show has been doing lately.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Chris Mallory

    I got rid of my TV about a year ago. I used to watch or try to watch the Austin City Limits show. I love country and old time Appalachian music. The Austin City Limits music was awful. I usually turned it off after a few minutes. .

    Replies: @Truth, @Bert

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Chris Mallory


    Austin was the spiritual home of the Outlaw Country movement. Jerry Jeff Walker...
     
    A native New Yorker.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter

    , @black sea
    @Chris Mallory

    I would make the point that Stevie Ray Vaughan and his brother Jimmie both re-located to Austin at a young age. So it wasn't just country music that flourished in Austin in that era. However, these musical hotbeds don't last forever.

  98. @Jack D
    @Rob

    Perhaps modern day blacks are no longer the means of production for the capitalist class (although, in addition to (in fact overlapping with) the black criminal class, blacks still do a lot of menial work - making your hamburgers, delivering your Amazon packages, etc.) but Hispanics are, which is why we keep importing them (and one thing we have learned from blacks is that even after a population becomes surplus there is no getting rid of them).

    However, in a post-modern economy, where Amazon warehouses are increasing full of robots toting goods made in another country and pretty soon will be devoid of people (robots don't file workers comp claims or get involved in union organizing) masses of minorities fill an even more vital role for the capitalists - they are consumers. Someone has to buy all that crap. Someone has to fill up the parking lot at Walmart. Billionaires aren't going to fill that role. Rich white men and their skinny x-ray wives aren't going to fill their shopping carts with piles of frozen pizza rolls - there aren't enough of them and they don't eat enough. You need blacks and food stamps to do that. Millions of "dreamers" made into citizens and given a guaranteed income. A combine can replace 100 human cotton pickers but it's never going to replace even one cotton WEARER and that's what really counts. So dream on buddy.

    Replies: @black sea, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross, @Clyde

    Perhaps modern day blacks are no longer the means of production for the capitalist class…

    Were they ever?

    בלעק לײַװס מעטער

    Did they ever?

  99. @Reg Cæsar
    @El Dato


    I wonder what the the “anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’” is and where I can subscribe.

     

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71bRDQq5bsL._AC_SS450_.jpg

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

    3fers!


    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0028/3783/9961/products/black-lives-matter-hands-classic-sweatshirt-light-pink-s-blacklivesmatter-asl-sign-language-blm-hoodies-sweatshirts-peachie-speechie-139_1200x1200.jpg?v=1600709159


    https://truah.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/truah-placard-blm-color-scaled.jpg

    Replies: @El Dato, @3g4me, @fish

    The first image – the one thing that comes to mind about the arm holding up the “Black Lives Matter” sign is – “that’s Charlie Brown”.

  100. @El Dato
    @interesting

    You could always put out the headline "This is not a black person" underneath the picture of a black person.

    Additionally:

    Police nab one of two Austin mass shooting suspects as newspaper panned for hiding description to avoid ‘perpetuating stereotypes’



    The Republic of Texas biker rally was being held in Austin this weekend, drawing thousands of bikers to the city's bar district, where the shooting occurred. The newspaper chose to emphasize that fact, potentially planting misleading seeds about rowdy bikers in the minds of some readers – even though the police said there was no immediate information suggesting that the biker gathering played any role in the shooting.
     
    More from the Irreality Department:

    Democrats mark Pulse nightclub massacre anniversary with disproven narrative re anti-LGBT motive of terrorist

    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1403774419663831041

    It doesn’t help that the false narrative continues to be retold. Florida state Representative Omari Hardy, a Democrat, blasted Republicans for condemning hatred “of any kind,” which he called the “anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’” He added, “Pulse was an anti-LGBTQ+ hate crime. If you can’t say that, then keep your mouth closed.”
     
    I wonder what the the "anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’" is and where I can subscribe.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Reg Cæsar, @By-tor, @Dissident

    The Pulse Nightclub ‘massacre’ was odd. No cellphone footage was ever posted by anyone inside the crowded club even though the event went on for several hours ( a peculiarity of some of the ‘mass shootings’ in the US during Obama’s eight years ). No bloodstained walls or floors were in the AP photo essay of the interior which was published about a year later. With sinks and toilets ripped from the walls, the club’s interior looked like a demolition crew had smashed everything wooden, glass and porcelain using sledge hammers. Only one ambulance and one empty gurney were shown in one of the essay photos which was weird considering the number of people allegedly shot.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @By-tor

    The Pulse crime-scene photos (including pictures of victims) are easily accessible online, if you know where to look.

    Replies: @Dissident, @By-tor

  101. @Anonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Austin mayor is Stephen Ira Adler, a bankruptcy lawyer from a wealthy Jewish family in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

    Adler’s first public statement after the shooting:
    “One thing is clear, greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”

    Replies: @Pericles, @Neuday, @Peter D. Bredon, @J.Ross, @Hannah Katz

    Minneapolis, Portland, Austin, in the recent past Chicago — is it time to ban non-haredi Jews from being mayors?

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @J.Ross

    Minneapolis, Portland, Austin, in the recent past Chicago — is it time to ban non-haredi Jews from being mayors?

    What difference would that make? The left already tried kicking out both the Minneapolis and Portland mayor for not defunding the police.

    These mayors pretty much function as officer Bar Brady.

    Jewish or non-Jewish doesn't matter. Heck might as well just pay a day labor Mexican to read a statement every few weeks.

    , @Known Fact
    @J.Ross

    Bloomberg was pretty solid

    Replies: @J.Ross

    , @Dissident
    @J.Ross


    Minneapolis, Portland, Austin, in the recent past Chicago — is it time to ban non-haredi Jews from being mayors?
     
    You mean to tell us that Bill DeBlasio and Lori Lightfoot are not just Jews, not just mere Orthodox Jews, but Haredi* (i.e., ultra-Orthodox [sic]* Jews? Now that would be some feat of crypsis...

    *The Hebrew term Haredi is a less problematic one than its English functional equivalent, ultra-Orthodox. Although rarely expressly objected-to, the latter is in truth quite tendentious and even pejorative. My rejection of it is rather similar to the rejection of the term moderate Muslim that I had seen articulated by longtime Unz commenter Talha some time back.

    Replies: @Dissident

  102. @black sea
    @Jack D

    Do you ever get the feeling that there are way more working-age people of all hues than there are genuinely meaningful, useful, or productive jobs? Sometimes you drive through a fairly prosperous area and wonder, "What the fuck do all these people do to make money?"

    Replies: @Bill B., @Anonymous, @Known Fact, @notsaying

    Sometimes you drive through a fairly prosperous area and wonder, “What the fuck do all these people do to make money?”

    A sensation I get many times in the UK.

    All the working age people I’ve met in the last 12 months work at massaging society or telling it ‘everything is ok’ or repairing it. Nobody actually seems to make anything anyone in another country would want to buy.

  103. @Jack D
    @Rob

    Perhaps modern day blacks are no longer the means of production for the capitalist class (although, in addition to (in fact overlapping with) the black criminal class, blacks still do a lot of menial work - making your hamburgers, delivering your Amazon packages, etc.) but Hispanics are, which is why we keep importing them (and one thing we have learned from blacks is that even after a population becomes surplus there is no getting rid of them).

    However, in a post-modern economy, where Amazon warehouses are increasing full of robots toting goods made in another country and pretty soon will be devoid of people (robots don't file workers comp claims or get involved in union organizing) masses of minorities fill an even more vital role for the capitalists - they are consumers. Someone has to buy all that crap. Someone has to fill up the parking lot at Walmart. Billionaires aren't going to fill that role. Rich white men and their skinny x-ray wives aren't going to fill their shopping carts with piles of frozen pizza rolls - there aren't enough of them and they don't eat enough. You need blacks and food stamps to do that. Millions of "dreamers" made into citizens and given a guaranteed income. A combine can replace 100 human cotton pickers but it's never going to replace even one cotton WEARER and that's what really counts. So dream on buddy.

    Replies: @black sea, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross, @Clyde

    So, our elite’s plan is to make Say’s law a reality, through government overspending. Literally self-destructive oligarchy.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @J.Ross

    Wasn't Say's Law always a reality, even if ignored?

    https://mises.org/library/rehabilitation-says-law

    It's harder than Moore's Law for sure.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  104. @Fluesterwitz
    @Jon

    Or, fourth possibility, someone who'd like to keep his job creates a bit of plausible deniability. Subversion and deconstruction are not a one-way streets.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    >plausible deniability
    >withholding vital information in an emergency

  105. @AnotherDad
    @Hi There


    10 years ago, I would have said housing was far more affordable than living in other major cities, but prices have boomed.
     
    Boy you can say that again.

    I was there a week back and some family friends had us over for dinner. These are folks who have medical degrees and MBAs and they are homesteading--nice house, but no palace--in East Austin! (Don't know the plan once their kids reach school age.)

    I hadn't been back in half dozen years (for these folks wedding). Even since then seems more insane. I enjoyed Austin in the 80s, and would have recommended it for a young person starting out. But couldn't do that now.


    Immigration is destroying the American dream.

    It's crazy--and maddening--that the immigration zealots so dominate the debate, that we still haven't seen a candidate run a campaign on simple housing affordability. (Not even Trump.) Immigration is destroying affordable family formation, eating the "American Dream".

    Anywhere nice--might as well be living in Asia now. I'm comfortable enough to be able to help my kids out getting started. What the hell do other folks do? I hate to think of my grandchildren trying to afford a pleasant American style family life in a nation of 400m. And their kids in a nation of half a billion.

    Come on. Tell these immigrationist assholes to f' off.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Jack D, @The Wild Geese Howard, @fish, @Hi There, @notsaying

    Immigration is destroying the American dream.

    No. I sincerely disagree.

    The US has lots of cities with shrinking/stagnant housing costs and a few cities like Austin with surging housing costs. This dynamic would have happened with our without high levels of global immigration.

    The housing price issue is one of the biggest issues of the day. Lots of big think tanks with people smarter than myself are working on this.

    One big idea: make university-related career pathways more geographically disperse. Today, if you want to excel in many career paths, you have to go to a small number of top tier university campuses located in a small number of cities like Austin. Ideally, the government wouldn’t use its monopoly on higher ed to force this geographic concentration.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Hi There

    The US has lots of cities with shrinking/stagnant housing costs

    Name some.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @James B. Shearer

  106. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    The only immigration that is relevant to this Austin shooting is the involuntary kind that happened starting 400 years ago. If blacks are a problem in America that just won't go away (and they are) then y'all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors. You ain't pinnin' that one on (((immigrationists))). Maybe Hindus have driven up housing prices in Austin (talk about changing the subject) but they ain't the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Adam Smith, @AnotherDad, @AR in Illinois

    If blacks are a problem in America that just won’t go away (and they are) then y’all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors the Jewish slave merchants who brought the worthless Africans to the Americas in kosher chains.

    Unfortunately, Jews played a particularly prominent role in the enslavement of Africans.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Adam Smith

    Sure - I know the names of all the slave ship captains - Moshe Cohen, captain of the Tzimmis, Shmuel Levy, captain of the Kugel, Chaim Simkowitz, captain of the Latke, etc. These names have come down in history.

    The whole "Jews ran the slave trade" thing stems from the imagination of Louis Farrakhan.

    Replies: @Bert, @Alden, @Adam Smith

  107. @RichardTaylor
    Austin is full of White liberals so I'm not sure their music is authentically Texas-style.

    It's an awful shame when the anti-White policies they pushed come back to bite them.

    http://img1.etsystatic.com/007/0/7367802/il_570xN.385266561_xzso.jpg

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @Chris Mallory, @Hi There

    Austin is full of White liberals so I’m not sure their music is authentically Texas-style.

    It’s not just liberals. I know tons of right-wing people in Austin, and they don’t listen to old Texas music either.

    I love music, I more enjoy rock or some techno, but not country. I also don’t think my taste in music is important, it’s something I listen to in the car or to study to or to workout to.

  108. Tex says:
    @Mr Deeds
    Austin is one of the least black large cities in the former Confederacy, which oddly enough makes it among the more pleasant places to the live in the region despite all the leftist White weirdos there.

    This just reiterates how much blacks taint the quality of life anywhere they are beyond the most token of numbers.

    Replies: @Hi There, @Pericles, @Anonymous, @Tex

    Austin is one of the least black large cities in the former Confederacy, which oddly enough makes it among the more pleasant places to the live in the region despite all the leftist White weirdos there.

    Having a psychotic vagrant on every street corner took care of that “pleasant place to live” problem.

  109. @J.Ross
    @Jack D

    So, our elite's plan is to make Say's law a reality, through government overspending. Literally self-destructive oligarchy.

    Replies: @El Dato

    Wasn’t Say’s Law always a reality, even if ignored?

    https://mises.org/library/rehabilitation-says-law

    It’s harder than Moore’s Law for sure.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @El Dato

    Say's law always struck me as the fakest, dumbest and Rogainest thing in economics.

  110. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    The only immigration that is relevant to this Austin shooting is the involuntary kind that happened starting 400 years ago. If blacks are a problem in America that just won't go away (and they are) then y'all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors. You ain't pinnin' that one on (((immigrationists))). Maybe Hindus have driven up housing prices in Austin (talk about changing the subject) but they ain't the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Adam Smith, @AnotherDad, @AR in Illinois

    The only immigration that is relevant to this Austin shooting is the involuntary kind that happened starting 400 years ago. If blacks are a problem in America that just won’t go away (and they are) then y’all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors. You ain’t pinnin’ that one on (((immigrationists))). Maybe Hindus have driven up housing prices in Austin (talk about changing the subject) but they ain’t the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.

    Jack–

    As is crystal clear, from my snippet, i’m responding to “Hi There”‘s point about housing affordability in Austin. (These threads aren’t locked tight on the single precise most obvious aspect raised by Steve’s post. You’ve wandered more than a few of them yourself.)

    And Austin’s housing price explosion *is* directly the result of policy driven by your “(((immigrationists)))” despite their–laughable–attempts to repeal the law of supply and demand for labor and housing when it comes to immigration.

    This is, of course, not to imply that everyplace would be dirt cheap. Nice places with nice natural amenities or that become “hot” would have higher prices and Americans preferentially decided to live there. (Ex. coastal California.) But the immigration influx radically raises prices by displacing heritage Americans from many areas both through ethnic transformation that makes an area unappealing, leading to much higher prices in other areas and simply raising the general level of demand. Americans leaving areas in California, then drive up the price level in places like Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Austin, even ‘effing Boise above and beyond the direct effect of immigrants in those places.

    An America that has peaked in population at 260 million–with a white Orange County, San Diego, etc.–is simply a very different, much more affordable nation.

    But then you understand all this. You aren’t some innumerate journo girl with a BA in feelings-studies. Your LSAT score was no doubt excellent. You’re just got the Jewish anti-national “immigration is wonderful” tic.

    [MORE]

    If blacks are a problem in America that just won’t go away (and they are) then y’all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors….
    they ain’t the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.

    No argument that blacks are “baked in” to the American pie, due to unfortunate choice some of my ancestors made, or that they are hugely disproportionately criminal and generate an outsized share of social dysfunction. (If i could time travel back and convince my people that importing this “cheap labor” will be the most expensive “cheap labor” in human history and a disaster for their descendants … i would. I would, of course, then vanish from the timeline, but the sacrifice would have been worth it.)

    But while blacks won’t just “go away”, their criminality is manageable by strong policing and community pressure in a nation with majoritarian self-confidence. And was managed by such means in the America i was born into.

    Your fellow Jews pushing minoritarianism, justifying and empowering black grievance and excusing black criminality are huge contributors the seriousness of the black criminal problem. Specifically to the seriousness of it how it affects other Americans. The ideological victory of Jewish minoritarianism in the US is now so complete that we’ve reached this bizarre situation where cops are subject to abuse/termination/arrest if they injure black criminals who don’t cooperate in being arrested, which makes them loathe engage black criminals. A situation incompatible with maintaining civilization.

    And even just the “(((immigrationists)))” ideology–taken separately–contributes. A confident majoritarian polity can manage black criminality–especially with regard to non-black communities/public spaces–but blacks have to do something. Giving all the low end employment to Mexicans doesn’t help, even if you aren’t telling blacks they should be really pissed off. You want to empower/reinforce a black culture or working, not whining and criminality.

    So yeah your “(((immigrationists)))” have their grubby paws all over not just the housing problem, but making the black problem worse as well.

    • Agree: Polistra
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @AnotherDad

    Immigration hasn't done anything to affect housing prices in Austin (or nationwide), it's retired boomers and Gen X inheritors who are responsible for jacking up the cost of housing and buying up all the houses. See also: isolated Japan's insane housing prices, driven by its old fuck retiree overclass.

    But of course, cucks like you will continue to (impotently) rage against immigration as responsible for all the ills in the world, because that's your fetish. It also sucks when you have to admit that large swaths of the white population are responsible for destroying white society, rather than foreign scapegoats, which makes nationalism seem very untenable.

    Immigration is America's strength. Boomers and Gen X, its enduring weakness.

    , @Abolish_public_education
    @AnotherDad

    Breathtaking.

    This is, of course, not to imply that every place would be dirt cheap.

    Zoning laws, building codes, etc. raise the cost of new home construction. Get rid of the communism and watch prices per square foot plummet.

    My vote for most odious zoning code goes to limits on occupancy and habitable structures in established neighborhoods. Higher population density threatens to increase the already, ridiculously high student:teacher ratio at the neighborhood school. Cities don't want to deal with the fallout from hitting up voters for yet another $100M bond issue to [expand an old / build a new] high school.

    By comparison, the cities like to wallop new construction with "impact fees" (taxes).

    , @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    My family was chased out of Bushwick, Brooklyn by blacks before 1964. Blacks in America were NOT under control long before the new immigration wave.

    Replies: @David In TN

  111. @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Jack D

    Absolutely spot on. Food Stamps/EBT is a prosperity program for all the PMC people connected to making processed "food" and the stockholders of the corporations in this. Then the "healthcare" industry comes next to deal with the indolent low IQ consumers of their garbage, who can't even read a cookbook, at taxpayer expense.

    But try convincing some shitlib of this after he finishes his condescending latte tirade about "global sustainabilty" of this, that and the other.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @JMcG

    Absolutely spot on. Food Stamps/EBT is a prosperity program for all the PMC people connected to making processed “food” and the stockholders of the corporations in this. Then the “healthcare” industry comes next to deal with the indolent low IQ consumers of their garbage, who can’t even read a cookbook, at taxpayer expense.

    Well you can thank Big AG Republicans for not wanting to touch EBT.

    Anytime someone proposes reforming it a defense coalition forms of welfare Democrats and corporate AG welfare Republicans.

    They couldn’t even get soda and candy bars removed.

    HOW DARE YOUR PROPOSE TAKING AWAY CANDY BARS FROM THE POOR

    CORN SYRUP IS A HUMAN RIGHT

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @John Johnson

    They can't even get things like imported canned squid from Thailand or Mexican Cokes removed, so one needn't even be a US based producer of junk food to get in game. You could just be a small time recent immigrant importer of specialty non-perishable ethnic foods (that will be resold to ethnic enclave "bodegas" of one sort or another to be retailed to their EBT using customers) with zero US economic value inputs to get a piece of the EBT/Food Stamp action.

  112. @J.Ross
    @Anonymous

    Minneapolis, Portland, Austin, in the recent past Chicago -- is it time to ban non-haredi Jews from being mayors?

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Known Fact, @Dissident

    Minneapolis, Portland, Austin, in the recent past Chicago — is it time to ban non-haredi Jews from being mayors?

    What difference would that make? The left already tried kicking out both the Minneapolis and Portland mayor for not defunding the police.

    These mayors pretty much function as officer Bar Brady.

    Jewish or non-Jewish doesn’t matter. Heck might as well just pay a day labor Mexican to read a statement every few weeks.

  113. @Reg Cæsar
    @El Dato


    I wonder what the the “anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’” is and where I can subscribe.

     

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71bRDQq5bsL._AC_SS450_.jpg

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

    3fers!


    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0028/3783/9961/products/black-lives-matter-hands-classic-sweatshirt-light-pink-s-blacklivesmatter-asl-sign-language-blm-hoodies-sweatshirts-peachie-speechie-139_1200x1200.jpg?v=1600709159


    https://truah.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/truah-placard-blm-color-scaled.jpg

    Replies: @El Dato, @3g4me, @fish

    @96 Reg Caesar: God looks like George Floyd? Who know . . . .

  114. @Pericles
    @Mr Deeds

    Austin is basically the Portland of Texas, isn't it?

    Replies: @Muggles

    Austin is basically the Portland of Texas, isn’t it?

    Not quite yet.

  115. @notsaying
    Off Topic but Related:

    The city of Portland is wilder and weirder than you ever thought possible. It turns out that while the wokesters and rioters up there talk like they live in what would be a Utopian paradise if it weren't for their racist police force, they have a tremendous gang problem. Note that the city itself is only about 6% black and 10% Hispanic:

    "Now, police are recording multiple shootings a week with 50 to 70 shots fired, and in one case more than 150, as gang attacks and retaliatory shootings again spiral into a vicious cycle." ...

    "There have been 37 homicides in Oregon’s largest city [about 650,000, up over 200,000 since 1990], so far this year, more than six times the number recorded in the same period last year." ...

    "Police estimate half of Portland’s 470 shootings this year, which have injured more than 140 people, are gang-related. Mayor Ted Wheeler warned last month that perpetrators are being told by gangs to shoot someone within 30 days or be shot and that people are traveling from other states to engage in violence in the Rose City."

    I have wondered here before why we have not declared war on today's gangs like we did the Italian Mafia years ago. I am still wondering why we put up with this, watch passively as the Mexican cartels gain more and more power and control inside the US before our very eyes and act like we are helpless.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/people-scared-gang-activity-fuels-050223817.html

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Rob, @J.Ross

    are being told by gangs to shoot someone within 30 days or be shot

    This is hilarious. “Look, the important thing is that somebody get shot. We don’t care who, we’re just here to shoot people.”

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @J.Ross

    How can we allow this nonsense to happen in the richest and most powerful country the world has ever seen?

    We are being stupid and weak among dozens of other things.


  116. [MORE]

  117. Austin has the same problem as Portland which is that Californians move there to escape the mess they created.

    They not only bring their politics with them but their arrogance as well.

    In the mind of the liberal all their assumptions are correct but Bad Whites must still be somehow thwarting their plans.

    So they move to these cities and fret about “gun violence” and “school inequity” even though the same problems were not fixed with liberal theories in California.

    • Agree: By-tor
  118. @Matthew Kelly
    @interesting

    In the future, you will...
    own nothing
    know nothing
    control nothing
    eat bugs

    ...and you will be happy.

    Replies: @Muggles

    In the future, you will…
    own nothing
    know nothing
    control nothing
    eat bugs

    …and you will be happy.

    Thanks for the Green New Deal haiku.

    Didn’t Greta Thunberg come up with that? Just in time for the 17 year cicada hatching.

    “New free school lunch program menu coming next semester!”

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @Muggles


    Didn’t Greta Thunberg come up with that? Just in time for the 17 year cicada hatching.

    “New free school lunch program menu coming next semester!”

     

    In North Korea schoolchildren do eat bugs and all kinds of other insects - that's why they fear springtime - because the bugs/insects arrive not before summer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yqa-SdJtT4
    , @Dieter Kief
    @Muggles


    Didn’t Greta Thunberg come up with that? Just in time for the 17 year cicada hatching.

    “New free school lunch program menu coming next semester!”

     

    In North Korea schoolchildren do eat bugs and all kinds of other insects - that's why they fear springtime - because there are no bugs/insects before summer...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yqa-SdJtT4
    , @ThreeCranes
    @Muggles

    Very funny. (My LOL button doesn't work)

  119. Anonymous[394] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    The only immigration that is relevant to this Austin shooting is the involuntary kind that happened starting 400 years ago. If blacks are a problem in America that just won’t go away (and they are) then y’all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors. You ain’t pinnin’ that one on (((immigrationists))). Maybe Hindus have driven up housing prices in Austin (talk about changing the subject) but they ain’t the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.
     
    Jack--

    As is crystal clear, from my snippet, i'm responding to "Hi There"'s point about housing affordability in Austin. (These threads aren't locked tight on the single precise most obvious aspect raised by Steve's post. You've wandered more than a few of them yourself.)

    And Austin's housing price explosion *is* directly the result of policy driven by your "(((immigrationists)))" despite their--laughable--attempts to repeal the law of supply and demand for labor and housing when it comes to immigration.

    This is, of course, not to imply that everyplace would be dirt cheap. Nice places with nice natural amenities or that become "hot" would have higher prices and Americans preferentially decided to live there. (Ex. coastal California.) But the immigration influx radically raises prices by displacing heritage Americans from many areas both through ethnic transformation that makes an area unappealing, leading to much higher prices in other areas and simply raising the general level of demand. Americans leaving areas in California, then drive up the price level in places like Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Austin, even 'effing Boise above and beyond the direct effect of immigrants in those places.

    An America that has peaked in population at 260 million--with a white Orange County, San Diego, etc.--is simply a very different, much more affordable nation.

    But then you understand all this. You aren't some innumerate journo girl with a BA in feelings-studies. Your LSAT score was no doubt excellent. You're just got the Jewish anti-national "immigration is wonderful" tic.


    If blacks are a problem in America that just won’t go away (and they are) then y’all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors....
    they ain’t the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.
     

     No argument that blacks are "baked in" to the American pie, due to unfortunate choice some of my ancestors made, or that they are hugely disproportionately criminal and generate an outsized share of social dysfunction. (If i could time travel back and convince my people that importing this "cheap labor" will be the most expensive "cheap labor" in human history and a disaster for their descendants ... i would. I would, of course, then vanish from the timeline, but the sacrifice would have been worth it.)

    But while blacks won't just "go away", their criminality is manageable by strong policing and community pressure in a nation with majoritarian self-confidence. And was managed by such means in the America i was born into.

    Your fellow Jews pushing minoritarianism, justifying and empowering black grievance and excusing black criminality are huge contributors the seriousness of the black criminal problem. Specifically to the seriousness of it how it affects other Americans. The ideological victory of Jewish minoritarianism in the US is now so complete that we've reached this bizarre situation where cops are subject to abuse/termination/arrest if they injure black criminals who don't cooperate in being arrested, which makes them loathe engage black criminals. A situation incompatible with maintaining civilization.

    And even just the "(((immigrationists)))" ideology--taken separately--contributes. A confident majoritarian polity can manage black criminality--especially with regard to non-black communities/public spaces--but blacks have to do something. Giving all the low end employment to Mexicans doesn't help, even if you aren't telling blacks they should be really pissed off. You want to empower/reinforce a black culture or working, not whining and criminality.

    So yeah your "(((immigrationists)))" have their grubby paws all over not just the housing problem, but making the black problem worse as well.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Abolish_public_education, @Jack D

    Immigration hasn’t done anything to affect housing prices in Austin (or nationwide), it’s retired boomers and Gen X inheritors who are responsible for jacking up the cost of housing and buying up all the houses. See also: isolated Japan’s insane housing prices, driven by its old fuck retiree overclass.

    But of course, cucks like you will continue to (impotently) rage against immigration as responsible for all the ills in the world, because that’s your fetish. It also sucks when you have to admit that large swaths of the white population are responsible for destroying white society, rather than foreign scapegoats, which makes nationalism seem very untenable.

    Immigration is America’s strength. Boomers and Gen X, its enduring weakness.

  120. @NJ Transit Commuter
    CNN is reporting one arrest and stating the gunshots were related to a dispute between two individuals, so looks like your theory has been proven correct again.

    Can we bring back dueling, please? If two hotheads need to settle an insult with bloodletting, fine by me. But can we at least do it without harming innocent people?

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @anon, @PaceLaw, @Henry's Cat

    Duelling, yes, but only with the stipulation that automatic weapons are disallowed. Otherwise its prospects as an audience sport are doubtful.

  121. “It’s just a big conspiracy to cover up Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings”

    I too am a target of big conspiracies.

  122. @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Hangnail Hans

    At first I entertained the possibility that it was some Cholo on peyote and angel dust. I really felt bad for the Negro underdogs in the 15 Minutes of Fame contest.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “Negro underdogs”

    Are they served on a bun?

  123. @Anonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Austin mayor is Stephen Ira Adler, a bankruptcy lawyer from a wealthy Jewish family in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

    Adler’s first public statement after the shooting:
    “One thing is clear, greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety.”

    Replies: @Pericles, @Neuday, @Peter D. Bredon, @J.Ross, @Hannah Katz

    Adler is a complete putz. Trying to make Austin more “homeless friendly” even as the overwhelmingly Democrat city voted to outlaw public camping on the streets and in parks. Austinites have had enough of this bull schiff. With one exception, the city council is way to the left of Che Guevara.

  124. Anonymous[394] • Disclaimer says:
    @black sea
    @Jack D

    Do you ever get the feeling that there are way more working-age people of all hues than there are genuinely meaningful, useful, or productive jobs? Sometimes you drive through a fairly prosperous area and wonder, "What the fuck do all these people do to make money?"

    Replies: @Bill B., @Anonymous, @Known Fact, @notsaying

    It’s called being a boomer. The people in those houses are all boomers/gen X. They never had to work a day in their lives and had everything provided for them in the post-war wealth boom their glorious parents provided. Most of the people in those houses collect enormous amounts of money from pensions/SSI, and that is merely one layer of their income.

    • LOL: By-tor
  125. @The Alarmist
    Then there’s this, via Jonathan Turley ...


    San Francisco Police Department Seeks Help To Solve Crime But Blurs Face Of Suspect

    This could make for an interesting line up.

    The San Francisco police posted a videotape of a man lighting the hair of a woman on fire on a bus. They were seeking the help of witnesses but bizarrely blurred out the face of the suspect. When confronted on the curious effort, the police insisted that it was just trying to get people to recognize the victim. Huh?

     

    https://i2.wp.com/jonathanturley.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Screen-Shot-2021-06-04-at-7.45.20-AM.png


    source: https://jonathanturley.org/2021/06/04/san-francisco-police-seeks-help-to-solve-crime-but-blurs-face-of-suspect/

    Replies: @El Dato, @International Jew, @SunBakedSuburb

    Maybe the face-blurers thought the red track suit was enough to racially ID the suspect.

  126. @Muggles
    @Matthew Kelly


    In the future, you will…
    own nothing
    know nothing
    control nothing
    eat bugs

    …and you will be happy.
     
    Thanks for the Green New Deal haiku.

    Didn't Greta Thunberg come up with that? Just in time for the 17 year cicada hatching.

    "New free school lunch program menu coming next semester!"

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Dieter Kief, @ThreeCranes

    Didn’t Greta Thunberg come up with that? Just in time for the 17 year cicada hatching.

    “New free school lunch program menu coming next semester!”

    In North Korea schoolchildren do eat bugs and all kinds of other insects – that’s why they fear springtime – because the bugs/insects arrive not before summer

  127. @El Dato
    @The Alarmist

    So they already have the guy but the victim hasn't come forward?

    But that would be an explanation of nonclownworld.

    Just blasting the jogger with .45 ACP right there would be so satisfying. It would be a "hair burning gone wrong".

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    I had to jog my memory, because I forgot “jogger” was the new euphemism for the euphemism “youth”.

  128. @Muggles
    @Matthew Kelly


    In the future, you will…
    own nothing
    know nothing
    control nothing
    eat bugs

    …and you will be happy.
     
    Thanks for the Green New Deal haiku.

    Didn't Greta Thunberg come up with that? Just in time for the 17 year cicada hatching.

    "New free school lunch program menu coming next semester!"

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Dieter Kief, @ThreeCranes

    Didn’t Greta Thunberg come up with that? Just in time for the 17 year cicada hatching.

    “New free school lunch program menu coming next semester!”

    In North Korea schoolchildren do eat bugs and all kinds of other insects – that’s why they fear springtime – because there are no bugs/insects before summer…

  129. @J.Ross
    @Anonymous

    Minneapolis, Portland, Austin, in the recent past Chicago -- is it time to ban non-haredi Jews from being mayors?

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Known Fact, @Dissident

    Bloomberg was pretty solid

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Known Fact

    Disqualified for his extensive opposition to the Constitution. Had he nominally respected it at least while in office I'd ageee.

  130. @AnotherDad
    @Hi There


    10 years ago, I would have said housing was far more affordable than living in other major cities, but prices have boomed.
     
    Boy you can say that again.

    I was there a week back and some family friends had us over for dinner. These are folks who have medical degrees and MBAs and they are homesteading--nice house, but no palace--in East Austin! (Don't know the plan once their kids reach school age.)

    I hadn't been back in half dozen years (for these folks wedding). Even since then seems more insane. I enjoyed Austin in the 80s, and would have recommended it for a young person starting out. But couldn't do that now.


    Immigration is destroying the American dream.

    It's crazy--and maddening--that the immigration zealots so dominate the debate, that we still haven't seen a candidate run a campaign on simple housing affordability. (Not even Trump.) Immigration is destroying affordable family formation, eating the "American Dream".

    Anywhere nice--might as well be living in Asia now. I'm comfortable enough to be able to help my kids out getting started. What the hell do other folks do? I hate to think of my grandchildren trying to afford a pleasant American style family life in a nation of 400m. And their kids in a nation of half a billion.

    Come on. Tell these immigrationist assholes to f' off.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Jack D, @The Wild Geese Howard, @fish, @Hi There, @notsaying

    “I hate to think of my grandchildren trying to afford a pleasant American style family life in a nation of 400m. And their kids in a nation of half a billion.”

    This is one of the problems we have with our decision-making now: Nobody is thinking realistically about how our decisions are going to affect future generations. Do we see mock-ups of what the US would be like with 400 million or 500 million people? No. Where is the government and the universities on this?

    The future of America — and individual Americans — was a constant topic years ago. Today what we usually get are statistics and warnings but not very much at all that describes what’s coming in concrete and easy to understand terms.

    The idea of the American Way of Life you are talking about here resonates with me a lot and always has. It is something precious that we never want to lose but it has already been compromised. I grew up with a solid working class background where my parents worked at the same place from before they were age 20 until one retired at 62 and the other worked until the plant closed — and then went back after another outfit took it over until retirement. The job security (not necessarily working 40+ years at the same place but feeling you can always get a job that will pay your bills) part of the American Way of Life has been shot to smithereens.

    Now we are seeing homeownership and financial security for most getting shaky and things will only get worse as we get more people and prices continue to rise and we lose more jobs that will never be replaced due to AI. We are also seeing terrible increases in social problems among people from solidly working class and middle class families.

    When I see the American Way of Life disappearing now I cannot imagine how things will be in a few more generations. As I see the new people that we have to share things with continue to pour in I could just scream.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @notsaying


    When I see the American Way of Life disappearing now I cannot imagine how things will be in a few more generations. As I see the new people that we have to share things with continue to pour in I could just scream.
     
    Sometimes, if you refuse to share, they will have to insist. I trust your compulsion to scream then will be realized.

    Exhibit Below: Two negro women insist an old white woman share her family dog, forever:

    https://youtu.be/lI_cuLrS_rU

    Replies: @El Dato, @notsaying, @John Johnson

    , @Rob
    @notsaying


    The future of America — and individual Americans — was a constant topic years ago. Today what we usually get are statistics and warnings but not very much at all that describes what’s coming in concrete and easy to understand terms.
     
    That’s because we had a future. Just t2ehty years ago, the tide could have been turned. If Candidate Trump had been elected in 2000, and become President Candidate Trump, America would have had a future as America. If Barbara Jordan had not died in ‘96, America would have a future. Don’t get me wrong, there will likely be a country called the US full of people called Americans, but they will not be descendents of 1999’s Americans. The ones who are, we will not have a say, much less control, of the course of the ‘nation’.

    We are in a similar position to White South Africans circa their loss of self-determination. When apartheid ended, the media was full of happy sounds about SA’s bright multicultural future. No one waxes in rhapsody about the bright future there. White Africans don’t have a future. We do not, either. Where will the hires go? All three nations (Americans, SA anglos, and Afrikaaners) have nowhere to go in any numbers. As America dies, the whole world will become bearish on immigration. It may goose the economy for a few years, or even bring valuable skills, people in Xland will say, but at what cost? Look what immigration did to America. They will want their ethnicities to have a future in their homelands. America’s Jews will decamp to Israel, shaking their heads that not even their decades of guidance could save Americans from ‘ourselves’. They will feel America really screwed them. They lost so much home equity when they left! All the fortunes they sunk into America’s stocks!

    Even the ‘rich’ will not escape America’s death. China will not welcome them. All their wealth was tied up in American companies. American real estate. Jeff Bezos’ Amazon will be worth little after the collapse. China will take possession of factories ‘owned’ by US companies. They are communists, and without America’s military behind the ‘rich’, why honor contracts.

    China will ‘lose a fortune! All those treasury bills! But a Xi will understand that all the ‘money’ was ephemeral. China will be an ibdustrial behemoth. If they have to put some banker’s against the wall, we’ll, new men will become bankers. The actual wealth in China will be unchanged by some spreadsheet entries being replaced with zeros.

    Where will go? Where did the Indians go? Wherever the victors put them.
    , @uman
    @notsaying

    Country is not going over 360 million. After which it will start shrinking.

    Replies: @anon, @notsaying

  131. @black sea
    @Jack D

    Do you ever get the feeling that there are way more working-age people of all hues than there are genuinely meaningful, useful, or productive jobs? Sometimes you drive through a fairly prosperous area and wonder, "What the fuck do all these people do to make money?"

    Replies: @Bill B., @Anonymous, @Known Fact, @notsaying

    I thought that was the whole point of Dilbert — one person actually does some work while a dozen other employees hold meetings and exchange memos on new policies and “initiatives.” At the very best you have a Pareto workplace where 20 percent of the people do 80 percent of the work

  132. @PaceLaw
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    What an excellent suggestion to bring back dueling!!! Most of these black-related shootings seem to be related over petty matters touching on a person’s honor (you dissed me, you stepped on my shoes or some such). Why not bring back dueling where the offended person can at least confront honorably the person who offended him? In that way, no more than two people are killed contra the constant chaos playing out in inner city shootings.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Hangnail Hans, @Harry Baldwin, @Achilleus

    What an excellent suggestion to bring back dueling!!! Most of these black-related shootings seem to be related over petty matters touching on a person’s honor (you dissed me, you stepped on my shoes or some such). Why not bring back dueling where the offended person can at least confront honorably the person who offended him? In that way, no more than two people are killed contra the constant chaos playing out in inner city shootings.

    Black dueling will never work because it requires remembering to show up on time at a given place, prepared to do something specific. That ain’t black.

    • Agree: By-tor
    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
  133. @Jus' Sayin'...
    Real "racism" would be printing the box score by race. Based on location, I suspect that the majority of the wounded were White. Whether these were just collateral damage in a dust up among Negros or were deliberately targeted victims in an act of Negro terrorism has yet to be determined. I expect that we'll be seeing increasing numbers of the latter as the war on Whites continues unabated.

    Replies: @David In TN

    The news reports I saw said that most of the victims were “innocent bystanders,” which indicates they were white. Indeed, this is what media types figure to say when the shooter is black.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @David In TN


    The news reports I saw said that most of the victims were “innocent bystanders,” which indicates they were white. Indeed, this is what media types figure to say when the shooter is black.
     
    These minority spray shooters will only be taken seriously when a few of Austin's world famous BBQ stands get shot up, along with their patrons. Austin libs are addicted to getting BBQed meats in their mouths.
  134. @Morton's toes
    You would think that the Austin Statesman has paying customers that it would be smart to serve in order to retain their business. Print facts those paying customers are interested to know. &c.

    Adam Smith would think there is something really goofed up in the function of this particular market.

    I'm not sure Adam Smith would phrase that so politely.

    Who is paying for this stupidity? This is not natural market forces at work is what I'm saying.

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian, @anon

    You would think that the Austin Statesman has paying customers that it would be smart to serve in order to retain their business.

    You’d be right.

    Print facts those paying customers are interested to know. &c.

    “Facts” are racist examples of white privilege, as many American-Statesman readers know.

  135. • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/KXAN_News/status/1404825892615041030

    https://twitter.com/statesman/status/1404538592538550276

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  136. @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    The only immigration that is relevant to this Austin shooting is the involuntary kind that happened starting 400 years ago. If blacks are a problem in America that just won’t go away (and they are) then y’all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors. You ain’t pinnin’ that one on (((immigrationists))). Maybe Hindus have driven up housing prices in Austin (talk about changing the subject) but they ain’t the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.
     
    Jack--

    As is crystal clear, from my snippet, i'm responding to "Hi There"'s point about housing affordability in Austin. (These threads aren't locked tight on the single precise most obvious aspect raised by Steve's post. You've wandered more than a few of them yourself.)

    And Austin's housing price explosion *is* directly the result of policy driven by your "(((immigrationists)))" despite their--laughable--attempts to repeal the law of supply and demand for labor and housing when it comes to immigration.

    This is, of course, not to imply that everyplace would be dirt cheap. Nice places with nice natural amenities or that become "hot" would have higher prices and Americans preferentially decided to live there. (Ex. coastal California.) But the immigration influx radically raises prices by displacing heritage Americans from many areas both through ethnic transformation that makes an area unappealing, leading to much higher prices in other areas and simply raising the general level of demand. Americans leaving areas in California, then drive up the price level in places like Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Austin, even 'effing Boise above and beyond the direct effect of immigrants in those places.

    An America that has peaked in population at 260 million--with a white Orange County, San Diego, etc.--is simply a very different, much more affordable nation.

    But then you understand all this. You aren't some innumerate journo girl with a BA in feelings-studies. Your LSAT score was no doubt excellent. You're just got the Jewish anti-national "immigration is wonderful" tic.


    If blacks are a problem in America that just won’t go away (and they are) then y’all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors....
    they ain’t the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.
     

     No argument that blacks are "baked in" to the American pie, due to unfortunate choice some of my ancestors made, or that they are hugely disproportionately criminal and generate an outsized share of social dysfunction. (If i could time travel back and convince my people that importing this "cheap labor" will be the most expensive "cheap labor" in human history and a disaster for their descendants ... i would. I would, of course, then vanish from the timeline, but the sacrifice would have been worth it.)

    But while blacks won't just "go away", their criminality is manageable by strong policing and community pressure in a nation with majoritarian self-confidence. And was managed by such means in the America i was born into.

    Your fellow Jews pushing minoritarianism, justifying and empowering black grievance and excusing black criminality are huge contributors the seriousness of the black criminal problem. Specifically to the seriousness of it how it affects other Americans. The ideological victory of Jewish minoritarianism in the US is now so complete that we've reached this bizarre situation where cops are subject to abuse/termination/arrest if they injure black criminals who don't cooperate in being arrested, which makes them loathe engage black criminals. A situation incompatible with maintaining civilization.

    And even just the "(((immigrationists)))" ideology--taken separately--contributes. A confident majoritarian polity can manage black criminality--especially with regard to non-black communities/public spaces--but blacks have to do something. Giving all the low end employment to Mexicans doesn't help, even if you aren't telling blacks they should be really pissed off. You want to empower/reinforce a black culture or working, not whining and criminality.

    So yeah your "(((immigrationists)))" have their grubby paws all over not just the housing problem, but making the black problem worse as well.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Abolish_public_education, @Jack D

    Breathtaking.

    This is, of course, not to imply that every place would be dirt cheap.

    Zoning laws, building codes, etc. raise the cost of new home construction. Get rid of the communism and watch prices per square foot plummet.

    My vote for most odious zoning code goes to limits on occupancy and habitable structures in established neighborhoods. Higher population density threatens to increase the already, ridiculously high student:teacher ratio at the neighborhood school. Cities don’t want to deal with the fallout from hitting up voters for yet another $100M bond issue to [expand an old / build a new] high school.

    By comparison, the cities like to wallop new construction with “impact fees” (taxes).

  137. @black sea
    @Jack D

    Do you ever get the feeling that there are way more working-age people of all hues than there are genuinely meaningful, useful, or productive jobs? Sometimes you drive through a fairly prosperous area and wonder, "What the fuck do all these people do to make money?"

    Replies: @Bill B., @Anonymous, @Known Fact, @notsaying

    The county where I live is almost all white and the median household income is way below the US average. I have looked around at average looking houses and parking lots full of cars here for decades and wondered how people keep up their payments.

    I can only point out that the newspaper always has ads from lawyers encouraging families to “protect themselves” from Medicaid. Obviously these (mostly conservative Republicans who oppose government aid except for themselves, I guess) people are making sure their parents’ house ends up in their hands while the government is stuck with the nursing home bills.

    Something else that helped was property values and rents have been low here but that is changing for rents as minority big city refugees keep coming to escape gentrification. So far it’s been almost all blacks. I dread the day that Hispanics find us, too, and decide to come here in big numbers. It would simply destroy many people here including me.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @notsaying

    If blacks from the big city are moving in it might be a good idea to leave. Los Angeles blacks are turning a lot of nice White Hispanic towns east of Los Angeles into high crime areas. Same in San Francisco area. Lots of formerly White towns in the east bay are getting worse and worse.

    Replies: @notsaying

  138. @Hi There
    @Mr Deeds

    Austin is a great place to live because it's a booming tech city and university city. Lots of great jobs. The city has a culture of innovation.

    10 years ago, I would have said housing was far more affordable than living in other major cities, but prices have boomed.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @AnotherDad, @Paperback Writer

    I’ve been there. It’s wonderful, but take it from me, things can get pretty bad pretty quickly if you don’t crack down hard at the first sign of trouble.

  139. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    The only immigration that is relevant to this Austin shooting is the involuntary kind that happened starting 400 years ago. If blacks are a problem in America that just won't go away (and they are) then y'all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors. You ain't pinnin' that one on (((immigrationists))). Maybe Hindus have driven up housing prices in Austin (talk about changing the subject) but they ain't the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Adam Smith, @AnotherDad, @AR in Illinois

    MY family didn’t come here until the 1890’s. Don’t blame ALL Whites for what a small percentage did in the 1600’s.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  140. @Jack D
    @Rob

    Perhaps modern day blacks are no longer the means of production for the capitalist class (although, in addition to (in fact overlapping with) the black criminal class, blacks still do a lot of menial work - making your hamburgers, delivering your Amazon packages, etc.) but Hispanics are, which is why we keep importing them (and one thing we have learned from blacks is that even after a population becomes surplus there is no getting rid of them).

    However, in a post-modern economy, where Amazon warehouses are increasing full of robots toting goods made in another country and pretty soon will be devoid of people (robots don't file workers comp claims or get involved in union organizing) masses of minorities fill an even more vital role for the capitalists - they are consumers. Someone has to buy all that crap. Someone has to fill up the parking lot at Walmart. Billionaires aren't going to fill that role. Rich white men and their skinny x-ray wives aren't going to fill their shopping carts with piles of frozen pizza rolls - there aren't enough of them and they don't eat enough. You need blacks and food stamps to do that. Millions of "dreamers" made into citizens and given a guaranteed income. A combine can replace 100 human cotton pickers but it's never going to replace even one cotton WEARER and that's what really counts. So dream on buddy.

    Replies: @black sea, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross, @Clyde

    masses of minorities fill an even more vital role for the capitalists – they are consumers. Someone has to buy all that crap. Someone has to fill up the parking lot at Walmart. Billionaires aren’t going to fill that role. Rich white men and their skinny x-ray wives aren’t going to fill their shopping carts with piles of frozen pizza rolls – there aren’t enough of them and they don’t eat enough. You need blacks and food stamps to do that. Millions of “dreamers” made into citizens and given a guaranteed income.

    All this can chug along nicely, as long as the Federal Reserve can create more money with abandon. When this stops, all the above stops. When this stops our US Govt Treasuries will only be able to be sold at higher interest rates. The US dollar will sink so that all imports from China etc. will zoom upward in price.

    We have a finance driven economy. All automobile companies make their most profits from financing automobile purchases. Not a creation economy like China does. Actually we do create our own food supply, our own oil and gas. We still have some manufacturing left, though are beholden to China for too many manufactures. The latest scandal being that we are unable to manufacture our own drone airplanes. Our military is forced to buy them from China, despite us knowing they will come with backdoors that will call home to China. Hopefully our military knows how to block this activity.

    We do create our own buildings and homes. Though China sells us lots of the drywall. Plenty of lumber comes from Canada.
    Our current welfare state only exists courtesy of the virtual printing presses at the Federal Reserve Bank.

  141. @Morton's toes
    Airlines have seen an unprecedented rise in disruptive passengers. Experts say it could get worse.

    https://www.chron.com/lifestyle/travel/article/Airlines-have-seen-an-unprecedented-rise-in-16241877.php

    OK I will be that guy. How many of these people acting like baboons on flights are negroes? Is it prejudiced if I predict it is far closer to 50% than 15?

    Replies: @AR in Illinois

    Closer to 100%

  142. @David In TN
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    The news reports I saw said that most of the victims were "innocent bystanders," which indicates they were white. Indeed, this is what media types figure to say when the shooter is black.

    Replies: @Clyde

    The news reports I saw said that most of the victims were “innocent bystanders,” which indicates they were white. Indeed, this is what media types figure to say when the shooter is black.

    These minority spray shooters will only be taken seriously when a few of Austin’s world famous BBQ stands get shot up, along with their patrons. Austin libs are addicted to getting BBQed meats in their mouths.

  143. @Bill Jones
    @R.G. Camara


    Blacks are about 1000-2000 years behind the rest of humanity, so dueling seems appropriate
     
    I think you may be wrong by about half an order of magnitude; when did blacks invent the wheel?
    Written language?

    Replies: @Clyde

    I think you may be wrong by about half an order of magnitude; when did blacks invent the wheel?
    Written language?

    Our native Americans the same. In North and South America. No wheel for sure. Some select tribes did write down and record astronomical data, I think. Mayans and Aztecs. The Aztecs need Sun data to know when to go into a frenzy of human sacrifices atop their Pyramid of the Sun. You all know the evil way the victims were killed. The top Aztec year was 26,000 human sacrifices.

    In 1487, the great Templo Mayor was dedicated in the main Aztec city of Tenochtitlan with a four-day celebration. How many were sacrificed during that time is a subject of scholarly speculation: some put the figure as low as 10,000 or 20,000, several others put it as high as 80,400 people sacrificed during those four days. Scholars think the Aztec priests used four sacrificial altars for the dedication ceremonies. However, if that’s the case and 80,400 people were killed, then the priests would have had to sacrifice 14 people every minute, which is a physical impossibility…… https://www.historyonthenet.com/aztec-culture-how-many-were-killed-as-human-sacrifices……

  144. Liberal newspaper Austin @statesman says it refuses to print the description of the mass shooting suspect for ideological reasons.

    While they lock their doors.

  145. @Harry Baldwin
    @PaceLaw

    We would have no problem in the first place if black hoodlums were capable of following the Code Duello, which involves restraint (arranging a subsequent time and place for a meeting); considering alternative methods of reconciliation through the negotiation of seconds; meeting on equal terms, i.e., putting your own life at the same risk as that of your opponent; and agreeing that after the duel, whatever the outcome, the matter would be settled (no reprisals).

    As has been observed, dueling is a barbaric practice in a civilized society and a civilized practice in a barbaric one.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    As has been observed, dueling is a barbaric practice in a civilized society and a civilized practice in a barbaric one.

    The same could be said for lynching and other “rough justice”.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
  146. @Chris Mallory
    @RichardTaylor


    Austin is full of White liberals so I’m not sure their music is authentically Texas-style.
     
    It may not be now, but in the mid 1970's and early 1980's, Austin was the spiritual home of the Outlaw Country movement. Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon, Willie and a host of others made some really good music in Austin.

    One show PBS did a fairly decent job on was Austin City Limits. ACL presented some of the best of the Texas country scene. I do admit to not watching TV any more, so not sure what the show has been doing lately.

    Replies: @Alden, @Reg Cæsar, @black sea

    I got rid of my TV about a year ago. I used to watch or try to watch the Austin City Limits show. I love country and old time Appalachian music. The Austin City Limits music was awful. I usually turned it off after a few minutes. .

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Alden

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoIEMXGT124

    Replies: @Boy the way Glenn Miller played, @Alden

    , @Bert
    @Alden

    The main thing useful from YouTube is old and idiosyncratic music. This Flatt and Scruggs will pick you up I'm betting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN-fgGMpA-Y

    Replies: @Alden

  147. @notsaying
    @black sea

    The county where I live is almost all white and the median household income is way below the US average. I have looked around at average looking houses and parking lots full of cars here for decades and wondered how people keep up their payments.

    I can only point out that the newspaper always has ads from lawyers encouraging families to "protect themselves" from Medicaid. Obviously these (mostly conservative Republicans who oppose government aid except for themselves, I guess) people are making sure their parents' house ends up in their hands while the government is stuck with the nursing home bills.

    Something else that helped was property values and rents have been low here but that is changing for rents as minority big city refugees keep coming to escape gentrification. So far it's been almost all blacks. I dread the day that Hispanics find us, too, and decide to come here in big numbers. It would simply destroy many people here including me.

    Replies: @Alden

    If blacks from the big city are moving in it might be a good idea to leave. Los Angeles blacks are turning a lot of nice White Hispanic towns east of Los Angeles into high crime areas. Same in San Francisco area. Lots of formerly White towns in the east bay are getting worse and worse.

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @Alden

    I returned here to where I was born as a white big city rent refugee myself. When I said it would kill me and many others here if we got a lot of Hispanics coming here too in addition to blacks, I meant financially because they would jack up rents a lot more.

    We actually have a lot of white crime around here that whites in the big cities don't commit much anymore. [Of course unlike most places now in America, our newspaper still publishes the names and charges against all the people charged by the district attorney and also publishes all the police calls made in the small city that is our country seat. They used to publish actual addresses until a few years ago. Now they only publish the block.]

    But one big difference is we do have a lot on the street shootings by black people. It is a shame.

  148. @Hi There

    In Austin, 6th Street is the main entertainment district for Texas-style country and rock music
     
    I live in Austin. 6th Street, and this specific part of 6th Street, is a nightlife place for young people with bars, dance clubs, and night clubs. They close off the street to cars at about 10PM, and it's pretty jam packed with people and night life antics from 10PM to at least 2AM.

    There's very little country music. It's mostly typical popular music that you'd expect to hear in any US city.

    Replies: @Anonymouse, @Paperback Writer, @Known Fact, @Possumman

    So you are saying that the music sucks.

    • Replies: @Hi There
    @Possumman


    So you are saying that the music sucks.
     
    Today's culture and the current young adults care less about live music, and that's probably a good choice.

    Austin used to be the live music capital of the world, and I think it lost that. It doesn't have much of an interesting live music culture any more. I wouldn't say it sucks, because I'm not angry about it. But I also don't care about finding cool live music cultures, now that I am married with kids and more career focused.
  149. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @AnotherDad

    Uh Blackrock running around buying any and every single family home they can get their hands on at 20-50% above market with infinite Fedbux certainly isn't helping matters.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans

    Doubtless that is indeed happening but it also seems to be deliberately exaggerated by the major media.

  150. @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    The only immigration that is relevant to this Austin shooting is the involuntary kind that happened starting 400 years ago. If blacks are a problem in America that just won’t go away (and they are) then y’all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors. You ain’t pinnin’ that one on (((immigrationists))). Maybe Hindus have driven up housing prices in Austin (talk about changing the subject) but they ain’t the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.
     
    Jack--

    As is crystal clear, from my snippet, i'm responding to "Hi There"'s point about housing affordability in Austin. (These threads aren't locked tight on the single precise most obvious aspect raised by Steve's post. You've wandered more than a few of them yourself.)

    And Austin's housing price explosion *is* directly the result of policy driven by your "(((immigrationists)))" despite their--laughable--attempts to repeal the law of supply and demand for labor and housing when it comes to immigration.

    This is, of course, not to imply that everyplace would be dirt cheap. Nice places with nice natural amenities or that become "hot" would have higher prices and Americans preferentially decided to live there. (Ex. coastal California.) But the immigration influx radically raises prices by displacing heritage Americans from many areas both through ethnic transformation that makes an area unappealing, leading to much higher prices in other areas and simply raising the general level of demand. Americans leaving areas in California, then drive up the price level in places like Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Austin, even 'effing Boise above and beyond the direct effect of immigrants in those places.

    An America that has peaked in population at 260 million--with a white Orange County, San Diego, etc.--is simply a very different, much more affordable nation.

    But then you understand all this. You aren't some innumerate journo girl with a BA in feelings-studies. Your LSAT score was no doubt excellent. You're just got the Jewish anti-national "immigration is wonderful" tic.


    If blacks are a problem in America that just won’t go away (and they are) then y’all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors....
    they ain’t the ones spraying downtown with badly aimed gunfire.
     

     No argument that blacks are "baked in" to the American pie, due to unfortunate choice some of my ancestors made, or that they are hugely disproportionately criminal and generate an outsized share of social dysfunction. (If i could time travel back and convince my people that importing this "cheap labor" will be the most expensive "cheap labor" in human history and a disaster for their descendants ... i would. I would, of course, then vanish from the timeline, but the sacrifice would have been worth it.)

    But while blacks won't just "go away", their criminality is manageable by strong policing and community pressure in a nation with majoritarian self-confidence. And was managed by such means in the America i was born into.

    Your fellow Jews pushing minoritarianism, justifying and empowering black grievance and excusing black criminality are huge contributors the seriousness of the black criminal problem. Specifically to the seriousness of it how it affects other Americans. The ideological victory of Jewish minoritarianism in the US is now so complete that we've reached this bizarre situation where cops are subject to abuse/termination/arrest if they injure black criminals who don't cooperate in being arrested, which makes them loathe engage black criminals. A situation incompatible with maintaining civilization.

    And even just the "(((immigrationists)))" ideology--taken separately--contributes. A confident majoritarian polity can manage black criminality--especially with regard to non-black communities/public spaces--but blacks have to do something. Giving all the low end employment to Mexicans doesn't help, even if you aren't telling blacks they should be really pissed off. You want to empower/reinforce a black culture or working, not whining and criminality.

    So yeah your "(((immigrationists)))" have their grubby paws all over not just the housing problem, but making the black problem worse as well.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Abolish_public_education, @Jack D

    My family was chased out of Bushwick, Brooklyn by blacks before 1964. Blacks in America were NOT under control long before the new immigration wave.

    • Replies: @David In TN
    @Jack D

    There was a Time magazine article in 1958 which said big-city mayors considered black crime their major problem.

  151. @El Dato
    @interesting

    You could always put out the headline "This is not a black person" underneath the picture of a black person.

    Additionally:

    Police nab one of two Austin mass shooting suspects as newspaper panned for hiding description to avoid ‘perpetuating stereotypes’



    The Republic of Texas biker rally was being held in Austin this weekend, drawing thousands of bikers to the city's bar district, where the shooting occurred. The newspaper chose to emphasize that fact, potentially planting misleading seeds about rowdy bikers in the minds of some readers – even though the police said there was no immediate information suggesting that the biker gathering played any role in the shooting.
     
    More from the Irreality Department:

    Democrats mark Pulse nightclub massacre anniversary with disproven narrative re anti-LGBT motive of terrorist

    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1403774419663831041

    It doesn’t help that the false narrative continues to be retold. Florida state Representative Omari Hardy, a Democrat, blasted Republicans for condemning hatred “of any kind,” which he called the “anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’” He added, “Pulse was an anti-LGBTQ+ hate crime. If you can’t say that, then keep your mouth closed.”
     
    I wonder what the the "anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’" is and where I can subscribe.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Reg Cæsar, @By-tor, @Dissident

    Interesting to see that from Glenn Greenwald. Is it the closest he has come, to-date, to actually dissenting from any of the fundamental tenets of the Gay Catechism?

    In a recent post, I replied to another poster’s reference to “masculine and/or oppositional homosexuals” by disambiguating that term into three primary sub-categories that while often overlapping are nonetheless distinct. I offered Glenn Greenwald as an apparent example of what I enumerated as the first of these categories,

    Those whose dissent is not so much, if at all, from the specifically Gay* Narrative of the broader prevailing orthodoxy, but rather in one or more other areas*.

  152. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:
    @notsaying
    @AnotherDad

    "I hate to think of my grandchildren trying to afford a pleasant American style family life in a nation of 400m. And their kids in a nation of half a billion."

    This is one of the problems we have with our decision-making now: Nobody is thinking realistically about how our decisions are going to affect future generations. Do we see mock-ups of what the US would be like with 400 million or 500 million people? No. Where is the government and the universities on this?

    The future of America -- and individual Americans -- was a constant topic years ago. Today what we usually get are statistics and warnings but not very much at all that describes what's coming in concrete and easy to understand terms.

    The idea of the American Way of Life you are talking about here resonates with me a lot and always has. It is something precious that we never want to lose but it has already been compromised. I grew up with a solid working class background where my parents worked at the same place from before they were age 20 until one retired at 62 and the other worked until the plant closed -- and then went back after another outfit took it over until retirement. The job security (not necessarily working 40+ years at the same place but feeling you can always get a job that will pay your bills) part of the American Way of Life has been shot to smithereens.

    Now we are seeing homeownership and financial security for most getting shaky and things will only get worse as we get more people and prices continue to rise and we lose more jobs that will never be replaced due to AI. We are also seeing terrible increases in social problems among people from solidly working class and middle class families.

    When I see the American Way of Life disappearing now I cannot imagine how things will be in a few more generations. As I see the new people that we have to share things with continue to pour in I could just scream.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Rob, @uman

    When I see the American Way of Life disappearing now I cannot imagine how things will be in a few more generations. As I see the new people that we have to share things with continue to pour in I could just scream.

    Sometimes, if you refuse to share, they will have to insist. I trust your compulsion to scream then will be realized.

    Exhibit Below: Two negro women insist an old white woman share her family dog, forever:

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Anonymous

    The P90 bullpup was invented for these cases. Easy to share.

    , @notsaying
    @Anonymous

    I am so mad! How could those women do that? Why didn't someone from the car that paused get out and help? Oh man, that poor dog.

    Let's hope it was stolen to be sold to someone who wants a pet, not to be killed in a dog fight.

    , @John Johnson
    @Anonymous

    Dog kidnapping is a prelude to Brazil.

    Once we get enough poor and desperate people we will see kidnappings of wealthy children for ransom.

    That will lead to gated private schools and armed escorts for the children of wealthy liberals.

  153. @By-tor
    @El Dato

    The Pulse Nightclub 'massacre' was odd. No cellphone footage was ever posted by anyone inside the crowded club even though the event went on for several hours ( a peculiarity of some of the 'mass shootings' in the US during Obama's eight years ). No bloodstained walls or floors were in the AP photo essay of the interior which was published about a year later. With sinks and toilets ripped from the walls, the club's interior looked like a demolition crew had smashed everything wooden, glass and porcelain using sledge hammers. Only one ambulance and one empty gurney were shown in one of the essay photos which was weird considering the number of people allegedly shot.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    The Pulse crime-scene photos (including pictures of victims) are easily accessible online, if you know where to look.

    • Replies: @Dissident
    @Stan Adams

    Would you, by any chance, be in any way related to Stan d Mute?

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    , @By-tor
    @Stan Adams

    "The Pulse crime-scene photos (including pictures of victims) are easily accessible online, if you know where to look."

    The interior of the Pulse Club was broken apart. There was no blood visible as would be expected of a massacre of 49 people. The photo of East 6th Street in Austin a few posts above shows more blood from people who did not bleed out than the Pulse Club's supposedly 49 who were dead and bleeding out on the floors. A woman who went on national TV saying that she treated 30-plus wounded from the Pulse shooting was found to not have been a doctor at all nor even employed by the hospital where she claimed to work. She made up the story yet was on CNN and featured side-by-side the Sheriff of Orange County. The photographic evidence and lack of cell phone footage does not come close to adding up to a massacre in my opinion.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

  154. ES says:

    That police description narrows down the pool of suspects tremendously. Eliminate whites and Hispanics. Eliminate females. Eliminate fat blacks. Eliminate blacks who don’t have dreadlocks. The black shirt he can change. He could cut off his dreadlocks, but that would just focus suspicion on him. I think the guy’s toast, despite the Austin Statesman’s best efforts to help him escape.

  155. @Hi There
    @AnotherDad


    Immigration is destroying the American dream.

     

    No. I sincerely disagree.

    The US has lots of cities with shrinking/stagnant housing costs and a few cities like Austin with surging housing costs. This dynamic would have happened with our without high levels of global immigration.

    The housing price issue is one of the biggest issues of the day. Lots of big think tanks with people smarter than myself are working on this.

    One big idea: make university-related career pathways more geographically disperse. Today, if you want to excel in many career paths, you have to go to a small number of top tier university campuses located in a small number of cities like Austin. Ideally, the government wouldn't use its monopoly on higher ed to force this geographic concentration.

    Replies: @anon

    The US has lots of cities with shrinking/stagnant housing costs

    Name some.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @anon



    The US has lots of cities with shrinking/stagnant housing costs
     
    Name some.
     
    Flint? Hamtramck? Selma? Paducah?


    http://cityoforangecove.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/state-view.gif

    https://cdn.abcotvs.com/dip/images/2966913_011817-kfsn-5pm-orange-cove-vid.jpg

    Replies: @anon

    , @James B. Shearer
    @anon

    "The US has lots of cities with shrinking/stagnant housing costs"

    "Name some."

    Pueblo Colorado, Des Moines Iowa, Wheeling West Virginia, Rochester New York.

    Replies: @notsaying, @anon

  156. @Stan Adams
    @By-tor

    The Pulse crime-scene photos (including pictures of victims) are easily accessible online, if you know where to look.

    Replies: @Dissident, @By-tor

    Would you, by any chance, be in any way related to Stan d Mute?

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Dissident

    No.

    Replies: @Dissident

  157. @Anonymous
    @notsaying


    When I see the American Way of Life disappearing now I cannot imagine how things will be in a few more generations. As I see the new people that we have to share things with continue to pour in I could just scream.
     
    Sometimes, if you refuse to share, they will have to insist. I trust your compulsion to scream then will be realized.

    Exhibit Below: Two negro women insist an old white woman share her family dog, forever:

    https://youtu.be/lI_cuLrS_rU

    Replies: @El Dato, @notsaying, @John Johnson

    The P90 bullpup was invented for these cases. Easy to share.

  158. Rob says:
    @notsaying
    @AnotherDad

    "I hate to think of my grandchildren trying to afford a pleasant American style family life in a nation of 400m. And their kids in a nation of half a billion."

    This is one of the problems we have with our decision-making now: Nobody is thinking realistically about how our decisions are going to affect future generations. Do we see mock-ups of what the US would be like with 400 million or 500 million people? No. Where is the government and the universities on this?

    The future of America -- and individual Americans -- was a constant topic years ago. Today what we usually get are statistics and warnings but not very much at all that describes what's coming in concrete and easy to understand terms.

    The idea of the American Way of Life you are talking about here resonates with me a lot and always has. It is something precious that we never want to lose but it has already been compromised. I grew up with a solid working class background where my parents worked at the same place from before they were age 20 until one retired at 62 and the other worked until the plant closed -- and then went back after another outfit took it over until retirement. The job security (not necessarily working 40+ years at the same place but feeling you can always get a job that will pay your bills) part of the American Way of Life has been shot to smithereens.

    Now we are seeing homeownership and financial security for most getting shaky and things will only get worse as we get more people and prices continue to rise and we lose more jobs that will never be replaced due to AI. We are also seeing terrible increases in social problems among people from solidly working class and middle class families.

    When I see the American Way of Life disappearing now I cannot imagine how things will be in a few more generations. As I see the new people that we have to share things with continue to pour in I could just scream.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Rob, @uman

    The future of America — and individual Americans — was a constant topic years ago. Today what we usually get are statistics and warnings but not very much at all that describes what’s coming in concrete and easy to understand terms.

    That’s because we had a future. Just t2ehty years ago, the tide could have been turned. If Candidate Trump had been elected in 2000, and become President Candidate Trump, America would have had a future as America. If Barbara Jordan had not died in ‘96, America would have a future. Don’t get me wrong, there will likely be a country called the US full of people called Americans, but they will not be descendents of 1999’s Americans. The ones who are, we will not have a say, much less control, of the course of the ‘nation’.

    We are in a similar position to White South Africans circa their loss of self-determination. When apartheid ended, the media was full of happy sounds about SA’s bright multicultural future. No one waxes in rhapsody about the bright future there. White Africans don’t have a future. We do not, either. Where will the hires go? All three nations (Americans, SA anglos, and Afrikaaners) have nowhere to go in any numbers. As America dies, the whole world will become bearish on immigration. It may goose the economy for a few years, or even bring valuable skills, people in Xland will say, but at what cost? Look what immigration did to America. They will want their ethnicities to have a future in their homelands. America’s Jews will decamp to Israel, shaking their heads that not even their decades of guidance could save Americans from ‘ourselves’. They will feel America really screwed them. They lost so much home equity when they left! All the fortunes they sunk into America’s stocks!

    Even the ‘rich’ will not escape America’s death. China will not welcome them. All their wealth was tied up in American companies. American real estate. Jeff Bezos’ Amazon will be worth little after the collapse. China will take possession of factories ‘owned’ by US companies. They are communists, and without America’s military behind the ‘rich’, why honor contracts.

    China will ‘lose a fortune! All those treasury bills! But a Xi will understand that all the ‘money’ was ephemeral. China will be an ibdustrial behemoth. If they have to put some banker’s against the wall, we’ll, new men will become bankers. The actual wealth in China will be unchanged by some spreadsheet entries being replaced with zeros.

    Where will go? Where did the Indians go? Wherever the victors put them.

    • Agree: notsaying
  159. @Muggles
    @Matthew Kelly


    In the future, you will…
    own nothing
    know nothing
    control nothing
    eat bugs

    …and you will be happy.
     
    Thanks for the Green New Deal haiku.

    Didn't Greta Thunberg come up with that? Just in time for the 17 year cicada hatching.

    "New free school lunch program menu coming next semester!"

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Dieter Kief, @ThreeCranes

    Very funny. (My LOL button doesn’t work)

  160. @Anonymous
    @notsaying


    When I see the American Way of Life disappearing now I cannot imagine how things will be in a few more generations. As I see the new people that we have to share things with continue to pour in I could just scream.
     
    Sometimes, if you refuse to share, they will have to insist. I trust your compulsion to scream then will be realized.

    Exhibit Below: Two negro women insist an old white woman share her family dog, forever:

    https://youtu.be/lI_cuLrS_rU

    Replies: @El Dato, @notsaying, @John Johnson

    I am so mad! How could those women do that? Why didn’t someone from the car that paused get out and help? Oh man, that poor dog.

    Let’s hope it was stolen to be sold to someone who wants a pet, not to be killed in a dog fight.

  161. @Chris Mallory
    @RichardTaylor


    Austin is full of White liberals so I’m not sure their music is authentically Texas-style.
     
    It may not be now, but in the mid 1970's and early 1980's, Austin was the spiritual home of the Outlaw Country movement. Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon, Willie and a host of others made some really good music in Austin.

    One show PBS did a fairly decent job on was Austin City Limits. ACL presented some of the best of the Texas country scene. I do admit to not watching TV any more, so not sure what the show has been doing lately.

    Replies: @Alden, @Reg Cæsar, @black sea

    Austin was the spiritual home of the Outlaw Country movement. Jerry Jeff Walker…

    A native New Yorker.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Reg Cæsar

    And Ray Benson (Philadelphia Jew)

  162. @Alden
    @notsaying

    If blacks from the big city are moving in it might be a good idea to leave. Los Angeles blacks are turning a lot of nice White Hispanic towns east of Los Angeles into high crime areas. Same in San Francisco area. Lots of formerly White towns in the east bay are getting worse and worse.

    Replies: @notsaying

    I returned here to where I was born as a white big city rent refugee myself. When I said it would kill me and many others here if we got a lot of Hispanics coming here too in addition to blacks, I meant financially because they would jack up rents a lot more.

    We actually have a lot of white crime around here that whites in the big cities don’t commit much anymore. [Of course unlike most places now in America, our newspaper still publishes the names and charges against all the people charged by the district attorney and also publishes all the police calls made in the small city that is our country seat. They used to publish actual addresses until a few years ago. Now they only publish the block.]

    But one big difference is we do have a lot on the street shootings by black people. It is a shame.

  163. @Chris Mallory
    @RichardTaylor


    Austin is full of White liberals so I’m not sure their music is authentically Texas-style.
     
    It may not be now, but in the mid 1970's and early 1980's, Austin was the spiritual home of the Outlaw Country movement. Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon, Willie and a host of others made some really good music in Austin.

    One show PBS did a fairly decent job on was Austin City Limits. ACL presented some of the best of the Texas country scene. I do admit to not watching TV any more, so not sure what the show has been doing lately.

    Replies: @Alden, @Reg Cæsar, @black sea

    I would make the point that Stevie Ray Vaughan and his brother Jimmie both re-located to Austin at a young age. So it wasn’t just country music that flourished in Austin in that era. However, these musical hotbeds don’t last forever.

  164. @anon
    This in all likelihood happened on Dirty Sixth-- the part of Sixth Street in downtown closest to I-35 and the Eastside.

    Nickname tells you all you need to know. It gets a bunch of out-of-towners, especially from Fort Hood. For example, the guy that ran his car through the crowd during SXSW a fews years ago was from Killeen.

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    This in all likelihood happened on Dirty Sixth– the part of Sixth Street in downtown closest to I-35 and the Eastside.

    “Dirty Sixth” is what I’m seeing in some of the replies to this tweet:

  165. • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/KXAN_News/status/1404249101814976514

    Replies: @J.Ross

  166. @Reg Cæsar
    @El Dato


    I wonder what the the “anti-LGBTQ+ version of ‘all lives matter.’” is and where I can subscribe.

     

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71bRDQq5bsL._AC_SS450_.jpg

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

    3fers!


    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0028/3783/9961/products/black-lives-matter-hands-classic-sweatshirt-light-pink-s-blacklivesmatter-asl-sign-language-blm-hoodies-sweatshirts-peachie-speechie-139_1200x1200.jpg?v=1600709159


    https://truah.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/truah-placard-blm-color-scaled.jpg

    Replies: @El Dato, @3g4me, @fish

    Remember…..you can’t spell embezzle without BLM.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @fish


    Remember…..you can’t spell embezzle without BLM.
     
    Or bowel movement.
  167. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/statesman/status/1404202861098119169

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @MEH 0910

    >Kantor
    Oh, good, a Jew was killed, that means that the newsmedia won't memory-hole the crime and they'll actually respect the pain of the victim and of the survivors. Had it been some filthy white or black we'd never know this happened and we certainly wouldn't know what the victim had been looking forward to.

  168. @El Dato
    @J.Ross

    Wasn't Say's Law always a reality, even if ignored?

    https://mises.org/library/rehabilitation-says-law

    It's harder than Moore's Law for sure.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Say’s law always struck me as the fakest, dumbest and Rogainest thing in economics.

  169. @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/KXAN_News/status/1404249101814976514

    Replies: @J.Ross

    >Kantor
    Oh, good, a Jew was killed, that means that the newsmedia won’t memory-hole the crime and they’ll actually respect the pain of the victim and of the survivors. Had it been some filthy white or black we’d never know this happened and we certainly wouldn’t know what the victim had been looking forward to.

  170. @J.Ross
    @notsaying

    are being told by gangs to shoot someone within 30 days or be shot

    This is hilarious. "Look, the important thing is that somebody get shot. We don't care who, we're just here to shoot people."

    Replies: @notsaying

    How can we allow this nonsense to happen in the richest and most powerful country the world has ever seen?

    We are being stupid and weak among dozens of other things.

  171. @John Johnson
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Absolutely spot on. Food Stamps/EBT is a prosperity program for all the PMC people connected to making processed “food” and the stockholders of the corporations in this. Then the “healthcare” industry comes next to deal with the indolent low IQ consumers of their garbage, who can’t even read a cookbook, at taxpayer expense.

    Well you can thank Big AG Republicans for not wanting to touch EBT.

    Anytime someone proposes reforming it a defense coalition forms of welfare Democrats and corporate AG welfare Republicans.

    They couldn't even get soda and candy bars removed.

    HOW DARE YOUR PROPOSE TAKING AWAY CANDY BARS FROM THE POOR

    CORN SYRUP IS A HUMAN RIGHT

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter

    They can’t even get things like imported canned squid from Thailand or Mexican Cokes removed, so one needn’t even be a US based producer of junk food to get in game. You could just be a small time recent immigrant importer of specialty non-perishable ethnic foods (that will be resold to ethnic enclave “bodegas” of one sort or another to be retailed to their EBT using customers) with zero US economic value inputs to get a piece of the EBT/Food Stamp action.

  172. The Austin American Statesman should choose which information they choose to publish in their own coverage. They shouldn’t have a monopoly on information that the police give out and have exclusive power to determine which public information the public gets to hear. I’m surprised Andy Ngo is the only way I can hear the information the police are giving to the public.

  173. @Known Fact
    @Hi There

    There was some incident a few months ago that generated a lot of negative comments about Ausitn from current and former residents -- more crime and homelessness, losing its old-time atmosphere, liberal mayor is an idiot, etc etc. What's your impression Hi There (or others)?

    Replies: @Hi There

    The liberal mayor is an idiot. But you get idiot liberal mayors in every big city now, unfortunately.

    Austin is a great city. There are other great cities. I really love the culture of innovation in Austin. I work in tech, not for one of the Big Tech companies, but a smaller company. The city is fantastic for people in the tech industry.

    The homeless issue is a problem. I voted to reinstate the camping ban, that passed, even with the mayors, and the liberals fighting it. Austin is still a great place to live.

    The big problem of Austin for many, is that housing prices have skyrocketed. There is still affordable housing away from the city center.

  174. @R.G. Camara
    @PaceLaw

    Blacks are about 1000-2000 years behind the rest of humanity, so dueling seems appropriate.

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @onetwothree, @new Stalin

    More like 5000 to 10000 years, a truly primitive race. We are not the same with a different paint job. No matter how much liberal equality nutcases, deny it, those beings are almost ape like in their violence, crime, and lower IQ.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @new Stalin

    More like 5000 to 10000 years, a truly primitive race. We are not the same with a different paint job. No matter how much liberal equality nutcases, deny it

    Closer to 40k and that is only for the North African/European split.

    Liberals still teach "Out of Africa" theory in public schools which they can't even explain. Basically everyone left some cradle section of Africa but with different paint jobs and there hasn't been enough time for any other changes. Well we now know that lactase persistence is less than 8k years old so....just an exception for that and nothing else? Where is the timeline for all this? They don't have one but even in college textbooks talk about how only stupid racists would think any significant changes could occur after the split.

  175. @Possumman
    @Hi There

    So you are saying that the music sucks.

    Replies: @Hi There

    So you are saying that the music sucks.

    Today’s culture and the current young adults care less about live music, and that’s probably a good choice.

    Austin used to be the live music capital of the world, and I think it lost that. It doesn’t have much of an interesting live music culture any more. I wouldn’t say it sucks, because I’m not angry about it. But I also don’t care about finding cool live music cultures, now that I am married with kids and more career focused.

  176. @Dissident
    @Stan Adams

    Would you, by any chance, be in any way related to Stan d Mute?

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    No.

    • Replies: @Dissident
    @Stan Adams



    Would you, by any chance, be in any way related to Stan d Mute?
     
    No.
     
    Thanks. I thought I might have seen a relatively recent comment from one of the two Stans-in-question, to the effect that they were alter-egos of each other. I lack the requisite familiarity with either to judge how likely or plausible such a possibility would appear.

    Let me take this opportunity to offer my condolences for your recent loss of your grandmother. I had read some of the lengthy comment you had posted at the time and could sympathize with much of what you described. I lost a relative this past autumn who, besides my mother, was my last remaining close connection to my late father. I still find myself reflexively thinking to call her, etc. Going to her home since her death has been a strange and difficult experience. (As anyone who has been in a similar situation would surely appreciate.) As for my father, it has now been over five years since his passing and in many respects, I still have not fully processed or come to terms it. I still frequently find myself thinking, after reading, hearing or experiencing something that I know my late father would have appreciated, if only I could share it with him.

    May you find comfort and healing.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

  177. @notsaying
    @AnotherDad

    "I hate to think of my grandchildren trying to afford a pleasant American style family life in a nation of 400m. And their kids in a nation of half a billion."

    This is one of the problems we have with our decision-making now: Nobody is thinking realistically about how our decisions are going to affect future generations. Do we see mock-ups of what the US would be like with 400 million or 500 million people? No. Where is the government and the universities on this?

    The future of America -- and individual Americans -- was a constant topic years ago. Today what we usually get are statistics and warnings but not very much at all that describes what's coming in concrete and easy to understand terms.

    The idea of the American Way of Life you are talking about here resonates with me a lot and always has. It is something precious that we never want to lose but it has already been compromised. I grew up with a solid working class background where my parents worked at the same place from before they were age 20 until one retired at 62 and the other worked until the plant closed -- and then went back after another outfit took it over until retirement. The job security (not necessarily working 40+ years at the same place but feeling you can always get a job that will pay your bills) part of the American Way of Life has been shot to smithereens.

    Now we are seeing homeownership and financial security for most getting shaky and things will only get worse as we get more people and prices continue to rise and we lose more jobs that will never be replaced due to AI. We are also seeing terrible increases in social problems among people from solidly working class and middle class families.

    When I see the American Way of Life disappearing now I cannot imagine how things will be in a few more generations. As I see the new people that we have to share things with continue to pour in I could just scream.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Rob, @uman

    Country is not going over 360 million. After which it will start shrinking.

    • Replies: @anon
    @uman

    Country is not going over 360 million. After which it will start shrinking.

    How do you know?

    , @notsaying
    @uman

    If we assume -- which I do -- that over the next ten years we bring in one or two million immigrants a year and that we legalize the ones already here during that time and allow them to bring in their spouses and kids -- we will probably hit the 360 million mark within ten years, probably sooner. If we allow the newly legalized to start bring in parents, there will be that many more. I am assuming we will temporarily lift our numerical restrictions on family categories so we get more people faster. I am hoping we stop allowing the brothers and sisters and their families to come anymore but we could be stupid enough not to.

    All in all, as much as I would like to believe you, I can't. What makes you think we will top out at 360 million?

  178. @Alden
    @Chris Mallory

    I got rid of my TV about a year ago. I used to watch or try to watch the Austin City Limits show. I love country and old time Appalachian music. The Austin City Limits music was awful. I usually turned it off after a few minutes. .

    Replies: @Truth, @Bert

    • Replies: @Boy the way Glenn Miller played
    @Truth

    Notice that nobody got shot.

    Replies: @Truth

    , @Alden
    @Truth

    Thank you.

  179. A man died. Sixth Street is mostly white tourists. It looks like two young joggers shot wildly in a crowd and killed a white man from Michigan. In fact, the last big casualty event on Sixth Street was an aspiring rapper driving his car the wrong way and killing two people at South by Southwest – an overwhelmingly white event. Most people know enough to avoid sprinter-Americans (e.g., Texas Relays). It’s harder to be safe when the gentle-giants-who-were-just-turning-their-lives around come to you.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Matttt

    Went to NYC yesterday. Would have been the Puerto Rican Day parade except that it was virtual this year. Dodged a bullet. Literally.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @anon

  180. @Known Fact
    @J.Ross

    Bloomberg was pretty solid

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Disqualified for his extensive opposition to the Constitution. Had he nominally respected it at least while in office I’d ageee.

  181. It’s from that stupid sideways way in which these people hold a pistol.

  182. @anon
    @Hi There

    The US has lots of cities with shrinking/stagnant housing costs

    Name some.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @James B. Shearer

    The US has lots of cities with shrinking/stagnant housing costs

    Name some.

    Flint? Hamtramck? Selma? Paducah?

    • Replies: @anon
    @Reg Cæsar

    Flint? Hamtramck? Selma? Paducah?

    Seriously? smh....

    Flint, Michigan has a population of about 94,000. A small city. With some big problems.

    Hamtramck has a population of about 22,000.
    Selma has a population of about 21,000.
    Paducah has a population of about 25,000.

    So you provide one small city and three small towns in your category of "city".

    Now, what would it take to get you to move to Flint, Michigan? How about the towns? Moving to Selma soon? Don't think so...

    lol @ geezers like Car Grease feebly trolling.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  183. Somewhat OT:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/mohamedwashere/status/1403108587740798982?

    New Zealand is a lovingly handcrafted country created by brown hands and bodies, and whitey has no place in any of its narratives, except as the bad guy.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Escher

    Also on that feed: "I think one of the best decisions I have made is switching from men’s deodorant to women’s. Why choose to smell like an aircraft carrier when you could choose to smell like a guava. Truly one of my great choices."

    I don't want my armpits to smell like anything.

  184. @3g4me
    I would have said Austin is not Texas, but that's no longer true. Dallas is not Texas any more either. Neither is Houston. Texas is purple, filled to the brim with New York, California, and Chicago transplants, along with all the Han, Pajeet, and Mussulmen immigrants it can stuff in day after day. Almost every driver with a non-Texas plate (and I see dozens a day) is non-White. And Abbott continues to larp as a Texas conservative, right in the mold of Cornyn. All the repukes here are part of Conservative Inc. and deserve to be ground under the heels of their 'misunderstood' pets. I only wish Texas' reality was half as southern/raysiss as it is in the imagination of northern leftists and Conservative Inc. blowhards.

    Replies: @JR Ewing

    Sadly, I agree with this. The big cities all turned many years ago and are now solidly blue. The suburbs and smaller cities are rapidly growing and are on the cusp of turning, if not already at 51% now. My county, Fort Bend, was one the home turf of Tom DeLay and Ron Paul. Now we have a black sheriff who stated that his election was about “ending discrimination” instead of, you know, enforcing state law in unincorporated areas of the county.

    There are still a LOT of red counties and areas outside of the cities, but by definition, there aren’t as many people there and they are being outpaced. What was once a 60-40 statewide margin is now 53-47 and declining. There are already a lot of self-loathing native Texans, now they are getting bolstered by immigrants, both domestic and foreign.

    No one moves to Texas to live in Uvalde or Gatesville or Carthage or Plainview. They move to the cities. And in turn, the cities get more seats in the legislature, the county governments get even more crazy, and the shenanigans worsen. The whole thing is “magic dirt theory” writ large. These people are attracted to Texas because of the low taxes and positive quality of life, but they never stop to think that the “improvements” that they want are anathema to the things that brought then there in the first place.

    Austin is the most far gone and obvious, but it’s happening everywhere.

    California was once a bastion of conservative politics, too.

    • Agree: 3g4me
  185. @John Johnson
    The liberals running this Austin paper are idiots.

    Not sure why they wouldn't follow the lead of WaPo and just provide a limited write-up.

    Why would you take the time to write about what you are not printing?

    WE DID NOT PROVIDE A DESCRIPTION OF THE SUSPECT BECAUSE IF WE SAID HE WAS BLACK THEN THAT WOULD ENCOURAGE RACISM

    SO WE HAVE CHOSEN TO HIDE THE IDENTITY OF THE NOT BLACK SUSPECT

    THANK YOU

    - YOUR EGALITARIAN BETTERS

    Replies: @JR Ewing

    Imagine reading that and taking it seriously.

    “He could be white or black or yellow or purple. We just don’t know and anyone who says they do know is being RACISS!”

  186. @fish
    @Reg Cæsar

    Remember.....you can’t spell embezzle without BLM.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Remember…..you can’t spell embezzle without BLM.

    Or bowel movement.

  187. @Escher
    Somewhat OT:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/mohamedwashere/status/1403108587740798982?

    New Zealand is a lovingly handcrafted country created by brown hands and bodies, and whitey has no place in any of its narratives, except as the bad guy.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Also on that feed: “I think one of the best decisions I have made is switching from men’s deodorant to women’s. Why choose to smell like an aircraft carrier when you could choose to smell like a guava. Truly one of my great choices.”

    I don’t want my armpits to smell like anything.

  188. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    My family was chased out of Bushwick, Brooklyn by blacks before 1964. Blacks in America were NOT under control long before the new immigration wave.

    Replies: @David In TN

    There was a Time magazine article in 1958 which said big-city mayors considered black crime their major problem.

  189. I would seriously advise law-abiding city-dwellers to go out drinking and carousing in the afternoon, in daylight, before the hood rats wake up and get busy. Bar districts should schedule bands and activities for the afternoon or maybe 6 PM. Dine, dance, whatever, have your fun and be home by dark — work from 6 AM to 3 PM if that’s what it takes. Leave the night to the rats

  190. @uman
    @notsaying

    Country is not going over 360 million. After which it will start shrinking.

    Replies: @anon, @notsaying

    Country is not going over 360 million. After which it will start shrinking.

    How do you know?

    • Agree: notsaying
  191. @Anonymouse
    @Hi There

    I live on W. 7th street in Austin about 10 blocks from the 400 block of East 6th. The nightclub district has expanded to the west and extends all the way to Lamar Ave. where the Whole Foods store is located. Friends of ours dined chez nous last night. They own a bar in that neighborhood. They report East 6th street bar scene has become rowdier in recent times with many black customers. Yet the bars on West 7th st, west of Congress Ave., serve an almost exclusively white clientele as I have observed.

    Replies: @Hi There

    You live on W 7th, just West of Mopac? I presume you rent. That’s a nice area. I live 3 miles away.

    Even ten years ago, the more sophisticated nightlife crowd would scoff at 6th Street as a place for younger people to get drunk and act like idiots. There are lots of other nightlife hubs that cater to more sophisticated tastes. W 6th, as you mention, is one. Also Rainey St. Warehouse District, SoCo.

    Many people like me, are married, have kids, are career focused and don’t do night life type stuff any more. Other people enjoy nightlife, that’s great, but personally, I don’t miss that stuff at all.

  192. anon[313] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    @anon



    The US has lots of cities with shrinking/stagnant housing costs
     
    Name some.
     
    Flint? Hamtramck? Selma? Paducah?


    http://cityoforangecove.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/state-view.gif

    https://cdn.abcotvs.com/dip/images/2966913_011817-kfsn-5pm-orange-cove-vid.jpg

    Replies: @anon

    Flint? Hamtramck? Selma? Paducah?

    Seriously? smh….

    Flint, Michigan has a population of about 94,000. A small city. With some big problems.

    Hamtramck has a population of about 22,000.
    Selma has a population of about 21,000.
    Paducah has a population of about 25,000.

    So you provide one small city and three small towns in your category of “city”.

    Now, what would it take to get you to move to Flint, Michigan? How about the towns? Moving to Selma soon? Don’t think so…

    lol @ geezers like Car Grease feebly trolling.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @anon


    Now, what would it take to get you to move to Flint, Michigan?
     
    My grandmother taught there. Unlike in more popular cities, they still speak English. If DC can gentrify, why not Flint? It's much cheaper.

    What can a quarter million get you in San Francisco or Georgetown?


    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/12/00/4C19A04700000578-0-image-a-45_1526081831074.jpg

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/12/17/4C19A06F00000578-5720289-The_elegant_two_story_stone_home_of_Norman_design_in_the_traditi-a-2_1526142611013.jpg

  193. @Truth
    @Alden

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoIEMXGT124

    Replies: @Boy the way Glenn Miller played, @Alden

    Notice that nobody got shot.

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

    Really? When was the last time anyone saw the joke writer?

  194. But the stereotype for mass shooters is white men. It sounds like this Commie rag is trying to perpetuate the stereotype.

  195. I have suggested in other comments that human subspecies differ in regard to how niche construction affected, or perhaps better “effected,” their behavioral evolution. If the link below works, you can see that the anthropologists might be ready to look at such questions.

    https://www.academia.edu/3216686/Human_niche_construction_in_interdisciplinary_focus?email_work_card=view-paper

  196. @Adam Smith
    @Jack D


    If blacks are a problem in America that just won’t go away (and they are) then y’all have no one to blame but your own lily white ancestors the Jewish slave merchants who brought the worthless Africans to the Americas in kosher chains.
     
    Unfortunately, Jews played a particularly prominent role in the enslavement of Africans.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Sure – I know the names of all the slave ship captains – Moshe Cohen, captain of the Tzimmis, Shmuel Levy, captain of the Kugel, Chaim Simkowitz, captain of the Latke, etc. These names have come down in history.

    The whole “Jews ran the slave trade” thing stems from the imagination of Louis Farrakhan.

    • Replies: @Bert
    @Jack D


    The whole “Jews ran the slave trade” thing stems from the imagination of Louis Farrakhan.
     
    They ran part of it and played a large role in getting it started in Cabo Verde, Brasil, and Suriname, and extending it to the West Indies.
    , @Alden
    @Jack D

    N E European Jews didn’t run the slave trade. It was . Iberian jews from Spain and Portugal. Such as Don Juan Hawkanez and his cousin, Don Francisco Drakania and their trusty human freight ship, El Haysuus

    , @Adam Smith
    @Jack D


    “I know the names of all the slave ship captains...”
     
    How about the names of the slave ship owners?

    “Jews ran the slave trade”
     
    Unfortunately, this statement is mostly true.
    Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch Jews were largely overrepresented and highly influential in the business of transporting, warehousing and selling Africans in the Americas.

  197. @Alden
    @Chris Mallory

    I got rid of my TV about a year ago. I used to watch or try to watch the Austin City Limits show. I love country and old time Appalachian music. The Austin City Limits music was awful. I usually turned it off after a few minutes. .

    Replies: @Truth, @Bert

    The main thing useful from YouTube is old and idiosyncratic music. This Flatt and Scruggs will pick you up I’m betting.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Bert

    Thanks so much. I have to get up and move when I hear that kind of music.

  198. @Matttt
    A man died. Sixth Street is mostly white tourists. It looks like two young joggers shot wildly in a crowd and killed a white man from Michigan. In fact, the last big casualty event on Sixth Street was an aspiring rapper driving his car the wrong way and killing two people at South by Southwest - an overwhelmingly white event. Most people know enough to avoid sprinter-Americans (e.g., Texas Relays). It's harder to be safe when the gentle-giants-who-were-just-turning-their-lives around come to you.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Went to NYC yesterday. Would have been the Puerto Rican Day parade except that it was virtual this year. Dodged a bullet. Literally.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Jack D


    Went to NYC yesterday.
     
    How safe was it? I am considering taking the train this fall when/if the Met starts its season. In past visits, I've walked down 9th Avenue to the Penn Station or the Port Authority at 11pm and never felt unsafe, but some reports make even Manhattan seem like Escape from New York.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    , @anon
    @Jack D

    Would have been the Puerto Rican Day parade except that it was virtual this year.

    Virtual PR day parade...so some certain people sit in their apartments watching it on a screen, and every once in a while randomly fire a shot out the window?

  199. @Jack D
    @Adam Smith

    Sure - I know the names of all the slave ship captains - Moshe Cohen, captain of the Tzimmis, Shmuel Levy, captain of the Kugel, Chaim Simkowitz, captain of the Latke, etc. These names have come down in history.

    The whole "Jews ran the slave trade" thing stems from the imagination of Louis Farrakhan.

    Replies: @Bert, @Alden, @Adam Smith

    The whole “Jews ran the slave trade” thing stems from the imagination of Louis Farrakhan.

    They ran part of it and played a large role in getting it started in Cabo Verde, Brasil, and Suriname, and extending it to the West Indies.

  200. Lived in Austin for many years. Country music hasn’t been heard on 6th Street in 3 decades. During school (Aug-May), it’s 60% college kids and 40% Mexicans/Blacks. When school is not in session, it’s 25% White and the rest is Mexican and Black. During Texas Relays, its 80% Black.

    Before 9pm, you’ll always see White Boomers who came back into town to relive their youth. Their eyes definitely grow wide when they see it ain’t the 70s anymore.

    • Thanks: vhrm
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Anon

    Lived in Austin for many years. Country music hasn’t been heard on 6th Street in 3 decades. During school (Aug-May), it’s 60% college kids and 40% Mexicans/Blacks. When school is not in session, it’s 25% White and the rest is Mexican and Black. During Texas Relays, its 80% Black.

    You can find live music of any type in Austin. People just wrongly expect the place to be Nashville with a bunch of rednecks walking around in cowboy hats.

    Austin is filled with moron White liberals that still believe everything their professors told them. Not a bad place to visit but I'd rather go the beach.

    , @anon
    @Anon

    Before 9pm, you’ll always see White Boomers who came back into town to relive their youth. Their eyes definitely grow wide when they see it ain’t the 70s anymore.

    Lol!

  201. @Jack D
    @Matttt

    Went to NYC yesterday. Would have been the Puerto Rican Day parade except that it was virtual this year. Dodged a bullet. Literally.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @anon

    Went to NYC yesterday.

    How safe was it? I am considering taking the train this fall when/if the Met starts its season. In past visits, I’ve walked down 9th Avenue to the Penn Station or the Port Authority at 11pm and never felt unsafe, but some reports make even Manhattan seem like Escape from New York.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @Jim Don Bob


    How safe was it? I am considering taking the train this fall when/if the Met starts its season. In past visits, I’ve walked down 9th Avenue to the Penn Station or the Port Authority at 11pm and never felt unsafe, but some reports make even Manhattan seem like Escape from New York.
     
    Way exaggerated. During the crack cocaine wars in the early 90's, the body count peaked at 5x the current annual number:

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/12/homicides-surged-in-nyc-in-2020.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_New_York_City#Murders_by_year

    NYC's murder rate is almost 50% higher than the recent lows achieved under de Blasio (thanks to the momentum of Bloomberg-era enforcement measures). Over time, it may revisit the ~1990's highs. But the city isn't anywhere near that point, yet.

    Chicago, however, is near the highs of the crack cocaine wars.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-history-of-chicago-homicides-htmlstory.html

    And in 2020, Philadelphia exceeded the peak homicide level of the 90's:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Philadelphia#Homicides
  202. @Stan Adams
    @Dissident

    No.

    Replies: @Dissident

    Would you, by any chance, be in any way related to Stan d Mute?

    No.

    Thanks. I thought I might have seen a relatively recent comment from one of the two Stans-in-question, to the effect that they were alter-egos of each other. I lack the requisite familiarity with either to judge how likely or plausible such a possibility would appear.

    Let me take this opportunity to offer my condolences for your recent loss of your grandmother.

    [MORE]
    I had read some of the lengthy comment you had posted at the time and could sympathize with much of what you described. I lost a relative this past autumn who, besides my mother, was my last remaining close connection to my late father. I still find myself reflexively thinking to call her, etc. Going to her home since her death has been a strange and difficult experience. (As anyone who has been in a similar situation would surely appreciate.) As for my father, it has now been over five years since his passing and in many respects, I still have not fully processed or come to terms it. I still frequently find myself thinking, after reading, hearing or experiencing something that I know my late father would have appreciated, if only I could share it with him.

    May you find comfort and healing.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Dissident

    Thank you.

    I live within walking distance of my maternal grandparents’ and my maternal paternal great-grandparents’ graves. (One day my mother will be buried in the same cemetery.) So they’re never far away literally as well as figuratively.

  203. @Anonymous
    @notsaying


    When I see the American Way of Life disappearing now I cannot imagine how things will be in a few more generations. As I see the new people that we have to share things with continue to pour in I could just scream.
     
    Sometimes, if you refuse to share, they will have to insist. I trust your compulsion to scream then will be realized.

    Exhibit Below: Two negro women insist an old white woman share her family dog, forever:

    https://youtu.be/lI_cuLrS_rU

    Replies: @El Dato, @notsaying, @John Johnson

    Dog kidnapping is a prelude to Brazil.

    Once we get enough poor and desperate people we will see kidnappings of wealthy children for ransom.

    That will lead to gated private schools and armed escorts for the children of wealthy liberals.

    • Agree: notsaying
  204. @Reg Cæsar
    @Chris Mallory


    Austin was the spiritual home of the Outlaw Country movement. Jerry Jeff Walker...
     
    A native New Yorker.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter

    And Ray Benson (Philadelphia Jew)

  205. @new Stalin
    @R.G. Camara

    More like 5000 to 10000 years, a truly primitive race. We are not the same with a different paint job. No matter how much liberal equality nutcases, deny it, those beings are almost ape like in their violence, crime, and lower IQ.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    More like 5000 to 10000 years, a truly primitive race. We are not the same with a different paint job. No matter how much liberal equality nutcases, deny it

    Closer to 40k and that is only for the North African/European split.

    Liberals still teach “Out of Africa” theory in public schools which they can’t even explain. Basically everyone left some cradle section of Africa but with different paint jobs and there hasn’t been enough time for any other changes. Well we now know that lactase persistence is less than 8k years old so….just an exception for that and nothing else? Where is the timeline for all this? They don’t have one but even in college textbooks talk about how only stupid racists would think any significant changes could occur after the split.

  206. @Anon
    Lived in Austin for many years. Country music hasn't been heard on 6th Street in 3 decades. During school (Aug-May), it's 60% college kids and 40% Mexicans/Blacks. When school is not in session, it's 25% White and the rest is Mexican and Black. During Texas Relays, its 80% Black.


    Before 9pm, you'll always see White Boomers who came back into town to relive their youth. Their eyes definitely grow wide when they see it ain't the 70s anymore.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @anon

    Lived in Austin for many years. Country music hasn’t been heard on 6th Street in 3 decades. During school (Aug-May), it’s 60% college kids and 40% Mexicans/Blacks. When school is not in session, it’s 25% White and the rest is Mexican and Black. During Texas Relays, its 80% Black.

    You can find live music of any type in Austin. People just wrongly expect the place to be Nashville with a bunch of rednecks walking around in cowboy hats.

    Austin is filled with moron White liberals that still believe everything their professors told them. Not a bad place to visit but I’d rather go the beach.

  207. @uman
    @notsaying

    Country is not going over 360 million. After which it will start shrinking.

    Replies: @anon, @notsaying

    If we assume — which I do — that over the next ten years we bring in one or two million immigrants a year and that we legalize the ones already here during that time and allow them to bring in their spouses and kids — we will probably hit the 360 million mark within ten years, probably sooner. If we allow the newly legalized to start bring in parents, there will be that many more. I am assuming we will temporarily lift our numerical restrictions on family categories so we get more people faster. I am hoping we stop allowing the brothers and sisters and their families to come anymore but we could be stupid enough not to.

    All in all, as much as I would like to believe you, I can’t. What makes you think we will top out at 360 million?

  208. @anon
    @Reg Cæsar

    Flint? Hamtramck? Selma? Paducah?

    Seriously? smh....

    Flint, Michigan has a population of about 94,000. A small city. With some big problems.

    Hamtramck has a population of about 22,000.
    Selma has a population of about 21,000.
    Paducah has a population of about 25,000.

    So you provide one small city and three small towns in your category of "city".

    Now, what would it take to get you to move to Flint, Michigan? How about the towns? Moving to Selma soon? Don't think so...

    lol @ geezers like Car Grease feebly trolling.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Now, what would it take to get you to move to Flint, Michigan?

    My grandmother taught there. Unlike in more popular cities, they still speak English. If DC can gentrify, why not Flint? It’s much cheaper.

    What can a quarter million get you in San Francisco or Georgetown?

  209. @Stan Adams
    @By-tor

    The Pulse crime-scene photos (including pictures of victims) are easily accessible online, if you know where to look.

    Replies: @Dissident, @By-tor

    “The Pulse crime-scene photos (including pictures of victims) are easily accessible online, if you know where to look.”

    The interior of the Pulse Club was broken apart. There was no blood visible as would be expected of a massacre of 49 people. The photo of East 6th Street in Austin a few posts above shows more blood from people who did not bleed out than the Pulse Club’s supposedly 49 who were dead and bleeding out on the floors. A woman who went on national TV saying that she treated 30-plus wounded from the Pulse shooting was found to not have been a doctor at all nor even employed by the hospital where she claimed to work. She made up the story yet was on CNN and featured side-by-side the Sheriff of Orange County. The photographic evidence and lack of cell phone footage does not come close to adding up to a massacre in my opinion.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @By-tor

    Maybe. I can’t vouch for their validity. The floor looked pretty bloody to me, but who can say?

    If anyone is interested, check out the Documenting Reality post “Graphic Crime Scene Photos from the Pulse Nightclub.”

  210. @Jack D
    @Matttt

    Went to NYC yesterday. Would have been the Puerto Rican Day parade except that it was virtual this year. Dodged a bullet. Literally.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @anon

    Would have been the Puerto Rican Day parade except that it was virtual this year.

    Virtual PR day parade…so some certain people sit in their apartments watching it on a screen, and every once in a while randomly fire a shot out the window?

  211. @Anon
    Lived in Austin for many years. Country music hasn't been heard on 6th Street in 3 decades. During school (Aug-May), it's 60% college kids and 40% Mexicans/Blacks. When school is not in session, it's 25% White and the rest is Mexican and Black. During Texas Relays, its 80% Black.


    Before 9pm, you'll always see White Boomers who came back into town to relive their youth. Their eyes definitely grow wide when they see it ain't the 70s anymore.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @anon

    Before 9pm, you’ll always see White Boomers who came back into town to relive their youth. Their eyes definitely grow wide when they see it ain’t the 70s anymore.

    Lol!

  212. @Bert
    @Alden

    The main thing useful from YouTube is old and idiosyncratic music. This Flatt and Scruggs will pick you up I'm betting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN-fgGMpA-Y

    Replies: @Alden

    Thanks so much. I have to get up and move when I hear that kind of music.

  213. @Jim Don Bob
    @Jack D


    Went to NYC yesterday.
     
    How safe was it? I am considering taking the train this fall when/if the Met starts its season. In past visits, I've walked down 9th Avenue to the Penn Station or the Port Authority at 11pm and never felt unsafe, but some reports make even Manhattan seem like Escape from New York.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    How safe was it? I am considering taking the train this fall when/if the Met starts its season. In past visits, I’ve walked down 9th Avenue to the Penn Station or the Port Authority at 11pm and never felt unsafe, but some reports make even Manhattan seem like Escape from New York.

    Way exaggerated. During the crack cocaine wars in the early 90’s, the body count peaked at 5x the current annual number:

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/12/homicides-surged-in-nyc-in-2020.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_New_York_City#Murders_by_year

    NYC’s murder rate is almost 50% higher than the recent lows achieved under de Blasio (thanks to the momentum of Bloomberg-era enforcement measures). Over time, it may revisit the ~1990’s highs. But the city isn’t anywhere near that point, yet.

    Chicago, however, is near the highs of the crack cocaine wars.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-history-of-chicago-homicides-htmlstory.html

    And in 2020, Philadelphia exceeded the peak homicide level of the 90’s:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Philadelphia#Homicides

  214. @Jack D
    @Adam Smith

    Sure - I know the names of all the slave ship captains - Moshe Cohen, captain of the Tzimmis, Shmuel Levy, captain of the Kugel, Chaim Simkowitz, captain of the Latke, etc. These names have come down in history.

    The whole "Jews ran the slave trade" thing stems from the imagination of Louis Farrakhan.

    Replies: @Bert, @Alden, @Adam Smith

    N E European Jews didn’t run the slave trade. It was . Iberian jews from Spain and Portugal. Such as Don Juan Hawkanez and his cousin, Don Francisco Drakania and their trusty human freight ship, El Haysuus

  215. @Truth
    @Alden

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoIEMXGT124

    Replies: @Boy the way Glenn Miller played, @Alden

    Thank you.

  216. @anon
    @Hi There

    The US has lots of cities with shrinking/stagnant housing costs

    Name some.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @James B. Shearer

    “The US has lots of cities with shrinking/stagnant housing costs”

    “Name some.”

    Pueblo Colorado, Des Moines Iowa, Wheeling West Virginia, Rochester New York.

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @James B. Shearer

    Given soaring housing prices in so many areas I decided to see how low prices were for these places. I looked up Pueblo, Colorado first and then didn't look up the rest. It turns out prices are soaring in Pueblo too now, whatever they were before:

    "SIEGLER: I report from a lot of off-the-beaten-path towns like this. And when I'll ask folks what the biggest issues are facing them, there's one consistent thing I hear all the time. It's that people can't afford housing. Every month in Pueblo, housing prices continue to rise much faster than wages.

    ASHLEIGH WINANS: But one of the things that really bothers me is constantly, when I see candidates - is where's their stance on housing? And nobody really has any stance on housing, or although they feel it's important, they have these other priorities.

    https://www.npr.org/2020/02/27/810095414/in-pueblo-colo-rising-housing-prices-without-wages-to-match

    , @anon
    @James B. Shearer

    Des Moines Iowa

    Ok, let's look!

    https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/development/2021/06/07/real-estate-des-moines-iowa-metro-interest-rates-sellers-market-home-value-buy-land/7527917002/


    To say the housing market in central Iowa has been crazy is an understatement.

    The pandemic year of 2020 proved to be busy for new home construction, which saw its fastest growth in 15 years, and sales of existing homes, which set a record.

    And 2021 has proved to be no different. With record low inventory, it's harder than ever to purchase a home and, with lumber prices skyrocketing, it's more expensive to build.
     

    Wheeling, West Virginia

    You may have a point.

    https://www.wowktv.com/news/west-virginia/counties-with-the-lowest-home-prices-in-west-virginia/

    Rochester, New York

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/rochesters-real-estate-market-is-crazy-hot-help-for-finding-your-next-home/ar-AAKHWxh


    The pandemic has had a major effect on the way that people buy and sell homes, but it's done nothing to cool the red-hot market for homes in the Rochester region. Rising demand and low inventory have upended the local real estate market, with homes sometimes selling for well above list price, and often within days of going on the market.
     
    It is prudent to check facts prior to clicking "publish".

    Replies: @notsaying, @James B. Shearer

  217. @James B. Shearer
    @anon

    "The US has lots of cities with shrinking/stagnant housing costs"

    "Name some."

    Pueblo Colorado, Des Moines Iowa, Wheeling West Virginia, Rochester New York.

    Replies: @notsaying, @anon

    Given soaring housing prices in so many areas I decided to see how low prices were for these places. I looked up Pueblo, Colorado first and then didn’t look up the rest. It turns out prices are soaring in Pueblo too now, whatever they were before:

    “SIEGLER: I report from a lot of off-the-beaten-path towns like this. And when I’ll ask folks what the biggest issues are facing them, there’s one consistent thing I hear all the time. It’s that people can’t afford housing. Every month in Pueblo, housing prices continue to rise much faster than wages.

    ASHLEIGH WINANS: But one of the things that really bothers me is constantly, when I see candidates – is where’s their stance on housing? And nobody really has any stance on housing, or although they feel it’s important, they have these other priorities.

    https://www.npr.org/2020/02/27/810095414/in-pueblo-colo-rising-housing-prices-without-wages-to-match

  218. @Boy the way Glenn Miller played
    @Truth

    Notice that nobody got shot.

    Replies: @Truth

    Really? When was the last time anyone saw the joke writer?

  219. anon[168] • Disclaimer says:
    @James B. Shearer
    @anon

    "The US has lots of cities with shrinking/stagnant housing costs"

    "Name some."

    Pueblo Colorado, Des Moines Iowa, Wheeling West Virginia, Rochester New York.

    Replies: @notsaying, @anon

    Des Moines Iowa

    Ok, let’s look!

    https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/development/2021/06/07/real-estate-des-moines-iowa-metro-interest-rates-sellers-market-home-value-buy-land/7527917002/

    To say the housing market in central Iowa has been crazy is an understatement.

    The pandemic year of 2020 proved to be busy for new home construction, which saw its fastest growth in 15 years, and sales of existing homes, which set a record.

    And 2021 has proved to be no different. With record low inventory, it’s harder than ever to purchase a home and, with lumber prices skyrocketing, it’s more expensive to build.

    Wheeling, West Virginia

    You may have a point.

    https://www.wowktv.com/news/west-virginia/counties-with-the-lowest-home-prices-in-west-virginia/

    Rochester, New York

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/rochesters-real-estate-market-is-crazy-hot-help-for-finding-your-next-home/ar-AAKHWxh

    The pandemic has had a major effect on the way that people buy and sell homes, but it’s done nothing to cool the red-hot market for homes in the Rochester region. Rising demand and low inventory have upended the local real estate market, with homes sometimes selling for well above list price, and often within days of going on the market.

    It is prudent to check facts prior to clicking “publish”.

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @anon

    This was a useful exercise though. It shows that places that were chugging along for decades or even experiencing a decreased population and lower real estate prices have reversed course.

    It goes to show what decades of high immigration levels and gentrification will do to real estate prices eventually: increase them way above the rate of inflation eventually.

    These kinds of changes are why I have been saying we are at the beginning of a housing crisis unlike any we have ever known. We are completely unprepared for this.

    , @James B. Shearer
    @anon

    "It is prudent to check facts prior to clicking “publish”."

    True.

    I belatedly checked some facts using Zillow. They have housing price summaries using some sort of home price index for various regions. The page for the United States as a whole can be found here . It shows a 10 year average annual increase of 5.69%, a one year increase of 13.2% and a typical value (for the "middle price tier of homes") of $287K. The 10 year average annual increase has to be calculated from the start and end prices on their "Max" price graph (which may actually span a little less than 10 years). The format for smaller regions is similar. Looking at the 4 cities I listed we get

    US 5.69% 13.2% $287K

    Pueblo Colorado 7.03% 17.9% $242K
    Des Moines Iowa 4.82% 11.6% $168K
    Wheeling West Virginia 3.28% 6.0% $109K
    Rochester New York 4.04% 14.0% $185K

    So Pueblo was a bad example. Although still cheaper than the US average, prices have been rising faster both over the last 10 years and the last 1 year. The other examples aren't so bad although Rochester prices have risen slightly faster than the national average the past year.

    However there are better examples. Annoyingly, one is my current home town Princeton NJ where prices are high but haven't been rising very fast. And a better example for upstate New York would have been the capital Albany.

    Princeton New Jersey 2.68% 8.7% $702K
    Albany New York 2.19% 12.9% $235K

    However to get shrinking costs (over 10 years) I had to cheat a little and look at towns near Ferguson Missouri (but not Ferguson itself) like Castle Point or the optimistically named Country Club Hills.

    Castle Point -3.35% 13.2% $50K
    Country Club Hills -6.24% 19.5% $41K

  220. @Jack D
    @Adam Smith

    Sure - I know the names of all the slave ship captains - Moshe Cohen, captain of the Tzimmis, Shmuel Levy, captain of the Kugel, Chaim Simkowitz, captain of the Latke, etc. These names have come down in history.

    The whole "Jews ran the slave trade" thing stems from the imagination of Louis Farrakhan.

    Replies: @Bert, @Alden, @Adam Smith

    “I know the names of all the slave ship captains…”

    How about the names of the slave ship owners?

    “Jews ran the slave trade”

    Unfortunately, this statement is mostly true.
    Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch Jews were largely overrepresented and highly influential in the business of transporting, warehousing and selling Africans in the Americas.

  221. @J.Ross
    @Anonymous

    Minneapolis, Portland, Austin, in the recent past Chicago -- is it time to ban non-haredi Jews from being mayors?

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Known Fact, @Dissident

    Minneapolis, Portland, Austin, in the recent past Chicago — is it time to ban non-haredi Jews from being mayors?

    You mean to tell us that Bill DeBlasio and Lori Lightfoot are not just Jews, not just mere Orthodox Jews, but Haredi* (i.e., ultra-Orthodox [sic]* Jews? Now that would be some feat of crypsis…

    *The Hebrew term Haredi is a less problematic one than its English functional equivalent, ultra-Orthodox. Although rarely expressly objected-to, the latter is in truth quite tendentious and even pejorative. My rejection of it is rather similar to the rejection of the term moderate Muslim that I had seen articulated by longtime Unz commenter Talha some time back.

    • Replies: @Dissident
    @Dissident

    Mr. Sailer,

    Kindly discard this comment I just submitted. I started with the idea of pointing-out two prominent Mayors that J.Ross's proposal would not cover, but then got lost in a labyrinth of thought to the point that what I finally wrote makes no sense.

    Thank you and sorry for the bother.

  222. @Dissident
    @J.Ross


    Minneapolis, Portland, Austin, in the recent past Chicago — is it time to ban non-haredi Jews from being mayors?
     
    You mean to tell us that Bill DeBlasio and Lori Lightfoot are not just Jews, not just mere Orthodox Jews, but Haredi* (i.e., ultra-Orthodox [sic]* Jews? Now that would be some feat of crypsis...

    *The Hebrew term Haredi is a less problematic one than its English functional equivalent, ultra-Orthodox. Although rarely expressly objected-to, the latter is in truth quite tendentious and even pejorative. My rejection of it is rather similar to the rejection of the term moderate Muslim that I had seen articulated by longtime Unz commenter Talha some time back.

    Replies: @Dissident

    Mr. Sailer,

    Kindly discard this comment I just submitted. I started with the idea of pointing-out two prominent Mayors that J.Ross’s proposal would not cover, but then got lost in a labyrinth of thought to the point that what I finally wrote makes no sense.

    Thank you and sorry for the bother.

  223. @Art Deco
    @AnotherDad

    https://thenakeddollar.blogspot.com/

    For the most part the non-Catholic and non-evangelical private schools are as bad or worse. The Catholic schools are useless at the task of producing educated Catholics, but there might still be some inertial resistance to the worst sort of pedagogic criminality.

    It's the culture of people who go into teaching and especially school administration as a career. One thing is that they seem peculiarly susceptible to bandwagon effects.

    Replies: @JMcG

    Art, you have described the current state of Catholic schools in the USA to a level of perfection seldom approached. I am stealing it for my own personal use.

  224. @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Jack D

    Absolutely spot on. Food Stamps/EBT is a prosperity program for all the PMC people connected to making processed "food" and the stockholders of the corporations in this. Then the "healthcare" industry comes next to deal with the indolent low IQ consumers of their garbage, who can't even read a cookbook, at taxpayer expense.

    But try convincing some shitlib of this after he finishes his condescending latte tirade about "global sustainabilty" of this, that and the other.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @JMcG

    I just tell them that the item that EBT cards are most used to purchase is … soda pop.

  225. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/statesman/status/1404121386759733250

    https://twitter.com/statesman/status/1404150310126469120

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/statesman/status/1405174458822836228

    https://twitter.com/KXAN_News/status/1405182754699071498

    https://twitter.com/alcaprari23/status/1405177189021097989
    https://twitter.com/alcaprari23/status/1405179177670696962

    Replies: @anon

  226. @anon
    @James B. Shearer

    Des Moines Iowa

    Ok, let's look!

    https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/development/2021/06/07/real-estate-des-moines-iowa-metro-interest-rates-sellers-market-home-value-buy-land/7527917002/


    To say the housing market in central Iowa has been crazy is an understatement.

    The pandemic year of 2020 proved to be busy for new home construction, which saw its fastest growth in 15 years, and sales of existing homes, which set a record.

    And 2021 has proved to be no different. With record low inventory, it's harder than ever to purchase a home and, with lumber prices skyrocketing, it's more expensive to build.
     

    Wheeling, West Virginia

    You may have a point.

    https://www.wowktv.com/news/west-virginia/counties-with-the-lowest-home-prices-in-west-virginia/

    Rochester, New York

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/rochesters-real-estate-market-is-crazy-hot-help-for-finding-your-next-home/ar-AAKHWxh


    The pandemic has had a major effect on the way that people buy and sell homes, but it's done nothing to cool the red-hot market for homes in the Rochester region. Rising demand and low inventory have upended the local real estate market, with homes sometimes selling for well above list price, and often within days of going on the market.
     
    It is prudent to check facts prior to clicking "publish".

    Replies: @notsaying, @James B. Shearer

    This was a useful exercise though. It shows that places that were chugging along for decades or even experiencing a decreased population and lower real estate prices have reversed course.

    It goes to show what decades of high immigration levels and gentrification will do to real estate prices eventually: increase them way above the rate of inflation eventually.

    These kinds of changes are why I have been saying we are at the beginning of a housing crisis unlike any we have ever known. We are completely unprepared for this.

  227. @anon
    @James B. Shearer

    Des Moines Iowa

    Ok, let's look!

    https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/development/2021/06/07/real-estate-des-moines-iowa-metro-interest-rates-sellers-market-home-value-buy-land/7527917002/


    To say the housing market in central Iowa has been crazy is an understatement.

    The pandemic year of 2020 proved to be busy for new home construction, which saw its fastest growth in 15 years, and sales of existing homes, which set a record.

    And 2021 has proved to be no different. With record low inventory, it's harder than ever to purchase a home and, with lumber prices skyrocketing, it's more expensive to build.
     

    Wheeling, West Virginia

    You may have a point.

    https://www.wowktv.com/news/west-virginia/counties-with-the-lowest-home-prices-in-west-virginia/

    Rochester, New York

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/rochesters-real-estate-market-is-crazy-hot-help-for-finding-your-next-home/ar-AAKHWxh


    The pandemic has had a major effect on the way that people buy and sell homes, but it's done nothing to cool the red-hot market for homes in the Rochester region. Rising demand and low inventory have upended the local real estate market, with homes sometimes selling for well above list price, and often within days of going on the market.
     
    It is prudent to check facts prior to clicking "publish".

    Replies: @notsaying, @James B. Shearer

    “It is prudent to check facts prior to clicking “publish”.”

    True.

    I belatedly checked some facts using Zillow. They have housing price summaries using some sort of home price index for various regions. The page for the United States as a whole can be found here . It shows a 10 year average annual increase of 5.69%, a one year increase of 13.2% and a typical value (for the “middle price tier of homes”) of $287K. The 10 year average annual increase has to be calculated from the start and end prices on their “Max” price graph (which may actually span a little less than 10 years). The format for smaller regions is similar. Looking at the 4 cities I listed we get

    US 5.69% 13.2% $287K

    Pueblo Colorado 7.03% 17.9% $242K
    Des Moines Iowa 4.82% 11.6% $168K
    Wheeling West Virginia 3.28% 6.0% $109K
    Rochester New York 4.04% 14.0% $185K

    So Pueblo was a bad example. Although still cheaper than the US average, prices have been rising faster both over the last 10 years and the last 1 year. The other examples aren’t so bad although Rochester prices have risen slightly faster than the national average the past year.

    However there are better examples. Annoyingly, one is my current home town Princeton NJ where prices are high but haven’t been rising very fast. And a better example for upstate New York would have been the capital Albany.

    Princeton New Jersey 2.68% 8.7% $702K
    Albany New York 2.19% 12.9% $235K

    However to get shrinking costs (over 10 years) I had to cheat a little and look at towns near Ferguson Missouri (but not Ferguson itself) like Castle Point or the optimistically named Country Club Hills.

    Castle Point -3.35% 13.2% $50K
    Country Club Hills -6.24% 19.5% $41K

  228. @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/KXAN_News/status/1404825892615041030

    https://twitter.com/statesman/status/1404538592538550276

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    • Replies: @anon
    @MEH 0910

    It is obvious that all of them were just late for their Mensa meeting and got distracted.

  229. @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/statesman/status/1405174458822836228

    https://twitter.com/KXAN_News/status/1405182754699071498

    https://twitter.com/alcaprari23/status/1405177189021097989
    https://twitter.com/alcaprari23/status/1405179177670696962

    Replies: @anon

    It is obvious that all of them were just late for their Mensa meeting and got distracted.

  230. @By-tor
    @Stan Adams

    "The Pulse crime-scene photos (including pictures of victims) are easily accessible online, if you know where to look."

    The interior of the Pulse Club was broken apart. There was no blood visible as would be expected of a massacre of 49 people. The photo of East 6th Street in Austin a few posts above shows more blood from people who did not bleed out than the Pulse Club's supposedly 49 who were dead and bleeding out on the floors. A woman who went on national TV saying that she treated 30-plus wounded from the Pulse shooting was found to not have been a doctor at all nor even employed by the hospital where she claimed to work. She made up the story yet was on CNN and featured side-by-side the Sheriff of Orange County. The photographic evidence and lack of cell phone footage does not come close to adding up to a massacre in my opinion.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    Maybe. I can’t vouch for their validity. The floor looked pretty bloody to me, but who can say?

    If anyone is interested, check out the Documenting Reality post “Graphic Crime Scene Photos from the Pulse Nightclub.”

  231. @Dissident
    @Stan Adams



    Would you, by any chance, be in any way related to Stan d Mute?
     
    No.
     
    Thanks. I thought I might have seen a relatively recent comment from one of the two Stans-in-question, to the effect that they were alter-egos of each other. I lack the requisite familiarity with either to judge how likely or plausible such a possibility would appear.

    Let me take this opportunity to offer my condolences for your recent loss of your grandmother. I had read some of the lengthy comment you had posted at the time and could sympathize with much of what you described. I lost a relative this past autumn who, besides my mother, was my last remaining close connection to my late father. I still find myself reflexively thinking to call her, etc. Going to her home since her death has been a strange and difficult experience. (As anyone who has been in a similar situation would surely appreciate.) As for my father, it has now been over five years since his passing and in many respects, I still have not fully processed or come to terms it. I still frequently find myself thinking, after reading, hearing or experiencing something that I know my late father would have appreciated, if only I could share it with him.

    May you find comfort and healing.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    Thank you.

    I live within walking distance of my maternal grandparents’ and my maternal paternal great-grandparents’ graves. (One day my mother will be buried in the same cemetery.) So they’re never far away literally as well as figuratively.

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