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From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today (note that it takes 4.5 months for the federal government to report on traffic crash trends):

Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Quarter of 2022

Summary

A statistical projection of traffic fatalities for the first quarter of 2022 shows that an estimated 9,560 people
died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents an increase of about 7.0 percent as compared to 8,935 fatalities projected to have occurred in the first quarter of 2021, as shown in Table 1. This also represents the highest number of fatalities in Q1 since 2002.

As a society, we really should have fewer car crash deaths over the last 20 years, not no progress. We seem to have fewer plane crash deaths.

As you’ll recall, when people stopped driving so much in Mid-March 2020, the few out on the streets took tended to take advantage of the empty streets and socially distanced (i.e., slacking off) cops to drive like bats out of hell, so deaths per miles driven went way up.

Then, with the Mostly Peaceful Protests in June 2020, black car crash deaths exploded.

Much of the 7.0% increase from Q1-21 to Q1-22 is due to 5.6% more miles being driven. But, we’re not getting back to the Good Old Days of 2019:

Preliminary data reported by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows that vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the first 3 months of 2022 increased by about 40.2 billion miles, or about a 5.6 percent increase.

Also shown in Table 1 are the fatality rates per 100 million VMT, by quarter. The fatality rate for the first quarter of 2022
increased to 1.27 fatalities per 100 million VMT, up from the projected rate of 1.25 fatalities per 100 million VMT.

But last winter’s traffic deaths per million miles driven was a ridiculous 28% higher than in winter of 2014.

Like murders, traffic deaths didn’t “spike” in 2020, they plateaued. Were still in the New Normal of more shootings and more crashes.

Another factor is that likely all the stimulation (from 2020 to ?) of the economy put cash in the hands of extremely marginal drivers, especially blacks. (Poor whites typically live out in the sticks where they need to drive so they already have cars, whereas poor blacks tend to live in big cities with public transportation, so getting a car with a stimulus check is a luxury.)

But, looking at fatalities per quarter since 1979, we can notice two main effects: recessions drive down car deaths:

But the two Black Lives Matter eras coincided with unprecedented rises in traffic fatalities.

If you stop and think about it, it makes sense. When Society tells cops that they are stopping bad drivers, especially black bad drivers, too often, then cops will go get a donut. Drivers will figure out that the cops don’t seem very active, so it’s fun to speed. And more will die.

 
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  1. the young drivers in trucks here in phoenix are nearly out of control…driven all over america since the seventies…never seen it like this

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @propagandist hacker


    never seen it like this....
     
    In this neck of the woods you'd better be doing 90+ in the left lane of the local expressways or you're getting flattened.

    The posted speed limit is 55.
    , @Alan Mercer
    @propagandist hacker

    I'd like to see fatalities broken down by at-fault vehicle type. I understand that limited chip availability has caused auto makers to prioritize high-margin vehicles - namely giant trucks and SUVs - causing a rapid uptick in average vehicle size. It checks out anecdotally. One problem with giant vehicles is trouble seeing other cars. I wonder how much of increasing fatality rates is explained by this.

  2. 1. Population is ageing, causes increased accidents
    2. Immigrants are not used to driving much; Hence accidents due to lower skill level
    3. Enforcement is almost nonexistent, at least where I live. I have never seen a cop writing a ticket for speeding etc. in 3 years. Only time I see a cop on street now is if there is a major accident.
    4. Society has become generally inconsiderate in the last few years. Reckless and rash driving is common now.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    @epebble

    I agree with your list and will add one more:

    5. At least half the population is incredibly frustrated and has no idea why or what to do about it. They feel in their gut that the game is rigged against them. Petty lawbreaking becomes a way to avenge yourself upon the system. It starts oozing out of you almost unconsciously, in spite of yourself. Covid really accelerated it. People only have so much patience and when you start taking away their last meager enjoyments, they'll start seething and it will reach a flashpoint.

    , @dearieme
    @epebble

    1. Population is ageing, causes increased accidents

    Really? In Britain the retired drive fewer miles, and tend to avoid driving in the dark and at busy times. It's young males who cause most of the fatal crashes. Drink, drugs or hormones?

    Unfortunately in an era when one must expect Official Sources to lie we may never know the truth of it. They certainly won't tell us about any correlation that might exist with having had a Covid jab.

    , @Barnard
    @epebble

    Phone use driving has exploded too. I can't count the number of times in the last few years I have had to honk at the driver ahead of me at a stoplight who doesn't go when the light turns green. After I hit the horn you see a head shoot up and then they typically floor it. Although a couple of times the driver has proceeded rather slowly, still totally engrossed in her phone.

    , @Anon
    @epebble

    Immigrants are substantially less likely to be involved in traffic accidents than native born Americans.

    Replies: @epebble, @Muggles, @Brutusale, @Hereward the Woke

    , @AnotherDad
    @epebble

    Pebble--good list. Except you left off the big newish killer--phones.

    On the road, the driver's job is to look down the road and see everything in front of him (and behind him) including picking up all the cues to potential trouble (which is where a lot of accidents come from).

    Instead people are:
    -- looking at the passenger they are talking to (talk to your windshield, they can still hear you)
    -- dealing with the kids in the back seat
    -- messing with the food they're stuffing in their mouth
    -- looking at themselves, their makeup in the mirror
    -- rustling around looking for something something something
    and the big kahuna
    -- messing with their phone (reading texts, selecting music, looking at the map)

    Simply pay attention--eyes down the road--and 95% of accidents would not happen.

    It's unbelievable--or ought to be--driving around now how many people are essentially on the road but not remotely driving the car. We're lucky it's not full scale bumper cars out there.

    Some even seem offended with the concept that everyone else is not supposed to have to wait for them to finish their oh-so-critical phone activity, before everyone else gets to go. Phone-holes.

    ~~~

    BTW, if all the "gotta take this" "important" phone calls/texts etc. each had even a mild relation to actual productive activity ... this would be the land of milk and honey. No economic issues at all.

  3. Baby Boomers need to get off the road, and quickly. Selfishness + Waning Brain Power = unsafe roads.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Supply and Demand

    I know you're having fun trolling from your spot in Dalian, S&D, but you've given me a chance to rag on the Millennials. They are too damned SLOW.

    I'm talking ambulance drivers. The thing had the siren and lights on, yet apparently people can live much longer in the back of an ambulance now. I mean, I pulled into a right turn lane, to give the guys a great path through the intersection, but instead the clueless idiots took the left. They got blocked, and, well, I'm not gonna wait forever.

    So, I cruised along at 5 mph over the limit in the right lane, and I was GAINING on the freaking ambulance! It finally caught up to me about 3 miles down the road, so I pulled over AGAIN. Either these Millennials have the decision-making skills of a tree sloth, or the EMS companies are hiring senior citizens now.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @prosa123

  4. Anonymous[954] • Disclaimer says:

    A current fad in Hollywood and surrounding neighborhoods are Mexicans, negros, and wiggers driving ATV’s and dirt bikes in very large groups down Sunset Blvd. Nothing was street legal. LAPD are completely whipped and/or outwitted.

    I was at a stoplight this past Sunday, and a big group of these primitives came in between lanes from behind me, startled the hell out of me, and they all blew through a red light, even though there was a police officer at that intersection directing traffic. The officer just pretended he wasn’t seeing it.

    Here’s an example of what’s going on.:

    Sunset Blvd also gets taken over by street legal bikers, mostly idiot Mexicans, some negroes, and wiggers:

    With the streets are still depressingly dirty, hobos and drug addicts still wandering about, Hollywood continues to be a fairly depressing, third world hellhole.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @Anonymous

    Reminds me of:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-kdRdzxdZQ

    This was supposed to happen after 700 years!

    , @HammerJack
    @Anonymous

    Same thing's been going on in NYC, and doubtless other places. Entire hordes of these feral creatures on ATVs, motorcycles, etc, driving on sidewalks, against traffic, ignoring signals etc; intimidating the citizenry. Cops are overwhelmed and not particularly desirous of throwing their lives away should they happen to apprehend someone who turns out to be sacred.


    (Steve:) But, we’re not getting back to the Good Old Days of 2019
     
    In so many ways. We really didn't know how good we had it, and it wasn't even so long ago.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Pixo
    @Anonymous

    Get out of LA city, NYC, SF, Seattle, Chicago, DC, and Philadelphia. The old virtuous cycle of declining crime, increasing amenities, more jobs, and gentrification is now in full reversal mode. WFH for high wage corporate jobs will be the end of these places. SF retail is 35% vacant. Office space is technically leased but won’t be renewed.

    If you want a safe walkable urban environments, find a nice college town, or if you have the money San Diego or Austin or Boston. Or a cute wealthy planned suburb like Irvine.

    But really if your work requires you to be in a metro area, the best bet is the least dense suburbs. Don’t expect zoning to keep out the decay. Lack of transit, conservative anti-development homeowner residents, and difficult topography are safer obstacles. In addition to WHF, in 10 years self driving cars will further advantage outer suburbs.

    Replies: @epebble

  5. OT — If you cannot communicate with your own citizens, you win.
    Anon:

    Article buries the [lede]. A record breaking 40% of Canadians (citizens not people on visas) don’t speak English or French at home or in daily life. In the 1980’s this number was around 2%.

    “The growth rate of the number of speakers of these languages was at least eight times larger than that of the entire Canadian population,” the report said.

    Within 10 years Punjabi will be the lingua franca of canada unironcally it’s proven through statistics.

    https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/statistics-canada-2021-most-common-languages

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @J.Ross

    Quit Sikhing out such stories, it's less depressing.

    , @HammerJack
    @J.Ross


    A record breaking 40% of Canadians (citizens not people on visas) don’t speak English or French at home or in daily life. In the 1980’s this number was around 2%.
     
    That's a truly impressive rate of wreckage. The typical Canadian couldn't be happier. The ultimate in virtue consists of giving your country away... To people who already had their own countries, but preferred yours.

    If there were such a thing as cosmic justice, these people would die and then be judged and punished by their ancestors who toiled their entire lives in order to build the magnificent societies these people are just handing over to migrants, who have neither the ability nor the inclination to appreciate the work it took.

    Replies: @anonymouseperson, @ThreeCranes, @AnotherDad

    , @Pixo
    @J.Ross

    That article itself has the stench of low IQ ESL.

    Your quoted statement is completely false:

    “ A record breaking 40% of Canadians (citizens not people on visas) don’t speak English or French at home or in daily life. In the 1980’s this number was around 2%.”

    The census press release actually says:

    “The 2021 Census also found that 4.6 million Canadians speak predominantly a language other than English or French at home… These individuals represent 12.7% of the Canadian population, a proportion that has been increasing for 30 years. By comparison, the proportion was 7.7% in 1991, when immigration levels were rising.“

    Canada is about 71% purely white. Another 2% are mostly white fake-indians.

    Replies: @epebble, @anonymouseperson

  6. I’ve driven >500,000 miles in my life and I’ve never personally actually seen a crash/accident. Are they common?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Trelane

    You shouldn't be driving. You're obviously blind.

    Replies: @Trelane

    , @dearieme
    @Trelane

    I've seen one and it was acted out in slow motion, just as you used to see it in films. The load on the lorry flew slowly up into the air and then gently fell to the ground. This was on a country road in the Highlands of Scotland.

    I've been involved in three though two were so minor they probably shouldn't count.

    (i) I was driving my father's car in the dark and struck a cow that had somehow got loose on the highway. A lorry driver who'd been coming the other way consoled me with "You didn't have a chance, son". He then walked over to the poor beast and put it out of its pain with a couple of hefty kicks to the head. The farmer arrived soon after and was full of apologies: he'd been driving around looking for the animal for some time.

    (ii) A van driver knocked me off my motorbike in slow-moving city traffic. Uninjured, no damage to bike; the bloke was the sort of age that meant he may well have learnt to drive in the army in WWII so I refrained from giving him an earful.

    (iii) An impatient bus driver pulled out from a bus stop and slightly dented my father-in-law's car as I drove along: again, slow moving city traffic. Advice: if a bus driver hits you you can expect no truthful witness from among his passengers: they'll swear blind that their driver couldn't possibly have been at fault.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  7. OT – White German girl wins 100m race.

    • Thanks: Buzz Mohawk
  8. I saw a MSN article on the traffic death increase and figured you would be on it. There was an interesting factoid within the article however that noted that 19 states and Puerto Rico showed no increase or a decline in traffic fatalities. Puerto Rico makes sense since it is hemorrhaging population to the US mainland but it would interesting to see which states are not showing an increase and what makes them different.

  9. @Anonymous
    A current fad in Hollywood and surrounding neighborhoods are Mexicans, negros, and wiggers driving ATV's and dirt bikes in very large groups down Sunset Blvd. Nothing was street legal. LAPD are completely whipped and/or outwitted.

    I was at a stoplight this past Sunday, and a big group of these primitives came in between lanes from behind me, startled the hell out of me, and they all blew through a red light, even though there was a police officer at that intersection directing traffic. The officer just pretended he wasn’t seeing it.

    Here’s an example of what’s going on.:

    https://youtu.be/P9I01nYR7N4

    Sunset Blvd also gets taken over by street legal bikers, mostly idiot Mexicans, some negroes, and wiggers:

    https://youtu.be/YZVuqRsNf5I

    With the streets are still depressingly dirty, hobos and drug addicts still wandering about, Hollywood continues to be a fairly depressing, third world hellhole.

    Replies: @epebble, @HammerJack, @Pixo

    Reminds me of:

    This was supposed to happen after 700 years!

  10. @J.Ross
    OT -- If you cannot communicate with your own citizens, you win.
    Anon:

    Article buries the [lede]. A record breaking 40% of Canadians (citizens not people on visas) don’t speak English or French at home or in daily life. In the 1980’s this number was around 2%.

    “The growth rate of the number of speakers of these languages was at least eight times larger than that of the entire Canadian population,” the report said.

    Within 10 years Punjabi will be the lingua franca of canada unironcally it’s proven through statistics.
     
    https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/statistics-canada-2021-most-common-languages

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @HammerJack, @Pixo

    Quit Sikhing out such stories, it’s less depressing.

  11. @Trelane
    I've driven >500,000 miles in my life and I've never personally actually seen a crash/accident. Are they common?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @dearieme

    You shouldn’t be driving. You’re obviously blind.

    • Agree: Polistra
    • Replies: @Trelane
    @Buzz Mohawk

    No, I've never seen a car crash unfold in front of my eyes, ever. I've seen a few crash scenes with police on site and lanes closed but never an actual crash I witnessed to.

    Once I saw a truckload of indian workers who had either hit another car or just I don't know what happened but there were indians scattered all over the highway bleeding to death.

    So the car pulls up and stops. That was the first time I tasted fear. I must have been about four.

    But beyond that I don't think I've ever seen a car crash unfold in front of my eyes on any road in the USA, ever Buzz.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  12. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Trelane

    You shouldn't be driving. You're obviously blind.

    Replies: @Trelane

    No, I’ve never seen a car crash unfold in front of my eyes, ever. I’ve seen a few crash scenes with police on site and lanes closed but never an actual crash I witnessed to.

    Once I saw a truckload of indian workers who had either hit another car or just I don’t know what happened but there were indians scattered all over the highway bleeding to death.

    So the car pulls up and stops. That was the first time I tasted fear. I must have been about four.

    But beyond that I don’t think I’ve ever seen a car crash unfold in front of my eyes on any road in the USA, ever Buzz.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Trelane

    Thank you, Mr. Morrison.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

  13. @propagandist hacker
    the young drivers in trucks here in phoenix are nearly out of control...driven all over america since the seventies...never seen it like this

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Alan Mercer

    never seen it like this….

    In this neck of the woods you’d better be doing 90+ in the left lane of the local expressways or you’re getting flattened.

    The posted speed limit is 55.

  14. I’ve noticed that I’m having more close calls recently. Part of it is that I stopped commuting to the office five days a week when my company went crazy bananas for COVID. I mainly drove around my suburban area for two years, and I got out of practice on the massive highways that move traffic around this city. I’ve found that I need to slow down on the highway and give more room for other drivers. I’m sure that I’m not the only one with this problem.

  15. @Anonymous
    A current fad in Hollywood and surrounding neighborhoods are Mexicans, negros, and wiggers driving ATV's and dirt bikes in very large groups down Sunset Blvd. Nothing was street legal. LAPD are completely whipped and/or outwitted.

    I was at a stoplight this past Sunday, and a big group of these primitives came in between lanes from behind me, startled the hell out of me, and they all blew through a red light, even though there was a police officer at that intersection directing traffic. The officer just pretended he wasn’t seeing it.

    Here’s an example of what’s going on.:

    https://youtu.be/P9I01nYR7N4

    Sunset Blvd also gets taken over by street legal bikers, mostly idiot Mexicans, some negroes, and wiggers:

    https://youtu.be/YZVuqRsNf5I

    With the streets are still depressingly dirty, hobos and drug addicts still wandering about, Hollywood continues to be a fairly depressing, third world hellhole.

    Replies: @epebble, @HammerJack, @Pixo

    Same thing’s been going on in NYC, and doubtless other places. Entire hordes of these feral creatures on ATVs, motorcycles, etc, driving on sidewalks, against traffic, ignoring signals etc; intimidating the citizenry. Cops are overwhelmed and not particularly desirous of throwing their lives away should they happen to apprehend someone who turns out to be sacred.

    (Steve:) But, we’re not getting back to the Good Old Days of 2019

    In so many ways. We really didn’t know how good we had it, and it wasn’t even so long ago.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @HammerJack

    Not only that, but the whole mess didn't have to happen.

  16. @epebble
    1. Population is ageing, causes increased accidents
    2. Immigrants are not used to driving much; Hence accidents due to lower skill level
    3. Enforcement is almost nonexistent, at least where I live. I have never seen a cop writing a ticket for speeding etc. in 3 years. Only time I see a cop on street now is if there is a major accident.
    4. Society has become generally inconsiderate in the last few years. Reckless and rash driving is common now.

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein, @dearieme, @Barnard, @Anon, @AnotherDad

    I agree with your list and will add one more:

    5. At least half the population is incredibly frustrated and has no idea why or what to do about it. They feel in their gut that the game is rigged against them. Petty lawbreaking becomes a way to avenge yourself upon the system. It starts oozing out of you almost unconsciously, in spite of yourself. Covid really accelerated it. People only have so much patience and when you start taking away their last meager enjoyments, they’ll start seething and it will reach a flashpoint.

  17. @J.Ross
    OT -- If you cannot communicate with your own citizens, you win.
    Anon:

    Article buries the [lede]. A record breaking 40% of Canadians (citizens not people on visas) don’t speak English or French at home or in daily life. In the 1980’s this number was around 2%.

    “The growth rate of the number of speakers of these languages was at least eight times larger than that of the entire Canadian population,” the report said.

    Within 10 years Punjabi will be the lingua franca of canada unironcally it’s proven through statistics.
     
    https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/statistics-canada-2021-most-common-languages

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @HammerJack, @Pixo

    A record breaking 40% of Canadians (citizens not people on visas) don’t speak English or French at home or in daily life. In the 1980’s this number was around 2%.

    That’s a truly impressive rate of wreckage. The typical Canadian couldn’t be happier. The ultimate in virtue consists of giving your country away… To people who already had their own countries, but preferred yours.

    If there were such a thing as cosmic justice, these people would die and then be judged and punished by their ancestors who toiled their entire lives in order to build the magnificent societies these people are just handing over to migrants, who have neither the ability nor the inclination to appreciate the work it took.

    • Replies: @anonymouseperson
    @HammerJack

    That was very well said. What is the point in spending generations working to build a country to give it away to an alien people(s).

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    , @ThreeCranes
    @HammerJack

    The older I get, the more I believe in ancestor worship. I've come up with this theory, don't know if it's ever been expressed before.

    I think the ancestors are part of our consciousness--or maybe, unconsciousness--and stand to us in the same manner as the Chorus stood to the protagonist in Greek Drama. Observing, commenting upon, they can't really judge in the sense of active intervention because, of course, they no longer have effective volition and can only see or do the world through the eyes and actions of you, yourself. After all, they are from the past. You are their living instantiation and their only link to the future.

    They maintain a running commentary on your decisions in light of what they know, but of course, by the time they knew what they know, it was too late in their own lives to alter their decisions. What they know is the product of their decisions. So they try, as best they can, to communicate some of that knowing to you. They can call out mistakes they themselves made, but they can't perfectly judge everything you do because events, as they unfold, are as novel to them as they are to you. This is why they speak in a murmur.

    So, I believe the voice of our ancestors are there, part of our genetic inheritance, sometimes confirming, approving, or condemning, sometimes wondering, as you do, just what's going on and how things will turn out.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @kaganovitch, @The Anti-Gnostic, @Gabe Ruth

    , @AnotherDad
    @HammerJack


    If there were such a thing as cosmic justice, these people would die and then be judged and punished by their ancestors who toiled their entire lives in order to build the magnificent societies these people are just handing over to migrants, who have neither the ability nor the inclination to appreciate the work it took.
     
    Great paragraph Hammer. Simply terrific.

    Selfishness. People who do not understand that it is not "all about them", that they do not own it, but are just tenants of something built over the ages by your ancestors, to be passed on down to their descendants.

    Replies: @Rob McX

  18. We seem to have fewer plane crash deaths.

    If you mean airline transport here, yes, but it should be compared to charter bus service for apples-to-apples. For general aviation, some types of accidents have gone down per hours flown and others are steady, even up. Computer technology has curtailed Controlled-Flight-into-Terrain crashes, but the same stuff is distracting people too.

    It’s a much different subset of the population, of course. Speaking of the brothers, one black pilot I know flies a kit plane expertly in air shows and such – he used to be a VP in a computer company, so not the same type at all as those idiots in the Chryslers.

  19. Anon[337] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: The only reason I can think of for Liz Cheney going off the rails is that the Democratic party elders secretly had a talk with her, and said if she supported enough Democratic policies, they would help her win the presidency in 2024.

    The Democrats know they’re stuck with Joe Biden as their Democratic nominee for 2024. He refuses to step down, and the Democratic Elite is sick of him. He’s so unpopular at this point, they know they would have to cheat on a staggering scale to make him win in 2024, and they don’t think they can pull it off this time without being caught and jailed for it.

    What the Democrats are trying to do is persuade a Republican they think they can tolerate to run for the presidency. Cheney is their choice. They want someone who is at least moderate-to-somewhat liberal on social issues, but who is a Deep State Neocon tool and butt-kisser. Cheney fits that profile exactly.

    Democrats figure that if a very conservative state like Wyoming has been electing her, then other Republican states would consider her acceptable enough to vote for as well. She’s also female, so she might draw some of the female Democratic vote.

    It’s very likely what the Democrats are going to do is rig the Republican primary for Cheney. Turn out in primaries is so low that they are easier to rig and hide the evidence. But first, Cheney has to keep Trump off the ballot. She’s already gone gung-ho for that. However, in the process, she’s wrecked her own political career with Republicans and been thrown out of office in her home state.

    Look for the Deep State to pivot towards another moderate Republican now that Cheney is toast. It’s naive to think the Democrats, facing a massive loss with Biden, are not going to try to rig the Republican primary with someone they think they can tolerate.

  20. @Supply and Demand
    Baby Boomers need to get off the road, and quickly. Selfishness + Waning Brain Power = unsafe roads.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    I know you’re having fun trolling from your spot in Dalian, S&D, but you’ve given me a chance to rag on the Millennials. They are too damned SLOW.

    I’m talking ambulance drivers. The thing had the siren and lights on, yet apparently people can live much longer in the back of an ambulance now. I mean, I pulled into a right turn lane, to give the guys a great path through the intersection, but instead the clueless idiots took the left. They got blocked, and, well, I’m not gonna wait forever.

    So, I cruised along at 5 mph over the limit in the right lane, and I was GAINING on the freaking ambulance! It finally caught up to me about 3 miles down the road, so I pulled over AGAIN. Either these Millennials have the decision-making skills of a tree sloth, or the EMS companies are hiring senior citizens now.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @Achmed E. Newman

    If a certain ambulance team in Minneapolis a couple of years ago hadn't been so slow, our entire world would be different today. Different as in immeasurably better.

    And speaking of Minneapolis, their latest bit of "anti-racist" policy is to codify the natural tendency to fire accomplished and experienced white teachers and retain substandard POCs because racial justice.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/minneapolis-discriminates-by-race-teachers-contract-public-schools-supreme-court-11660761997

    Hacked access: https://archive.ph/voXNz

    Gallows-humor WSJ editorializing:


    School districts ought to hire and fire based on job qualifications and performance, which would prevent an unintended disparate impact on minorities. But unions oppose personnel decisions based on merit because this could undermine labor solidarity. Minneapolis is instead discriminating by race.
     

    Replies: @Rob McX

    , @prosa123
    @Achmed E. Newman

    One reason why an ambulance might be driving slowly is because one of the crew members is performing CPR on a patient. It's difficult to perform in a fast moving vehicle.

  21. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Supply and Demand

    I know you're having fun trolling from your spot in Dalian, S&D, but you've given me a chance to rag on the Millennials. They are too damned SLOW.

    I'm talking ambulance drivers. The thing had the siren and lights on, yet apparently people can live much longer in the back of an ambulance now. I mean, I pulled into a right turn lane, to give the guys a great path through the intersection, but instead the clueless idiots took the left. They got blocked, and, well, I'm not gonna wait forever.

    So, I cruised along at 5 mph over the limit in the right lane, and I was GAINING on the freaking ambulance! It finally caught up to me about 3 miles down the road, so I pulled over AGAIN. Either these Millennials have the decision-making skills of a tree sloth, or the EMS companies are hiring senior citizens now.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @prosa123

    If a certain ambulance team in Minneapolis a couple of years ago hadn’t been so slow, our entire world would be different today. Different as in immeasurably better.

    And speaking of Minneapolis, their latest bit of “anti-racist” policy is to codify the natural tendency to fire accomplished and experienced white teachers and retain substandard POCs because racial justice.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/minneapolis-discriminates-by-race-teachers-contract-public-schools-supreme-court-11660761997

    [MORE]

    Hacked access: https://archive.ph/voXNz

    Gallows-humor WSJ editorializing:

    School districts ought to hire and fire based on job qualifications and performance, which would prevent an unintended disparate impact on minorities. But unions oppose personnel decisions based on merit because this could undermine labor solidarity. Minneapolis is instead discriminating by race.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @HammerJack


    If a certain ambulance team in Minneapolis a couple of years ago hadn’t been so slow, our entire world would be different today.
     
    I don't think it would have mattered. They'd have found someone else if George Floyd hadn't been available. Blacks are dying all the time while in contact with police. Many of these incidents show more guilt on the part of the police than the Floyd case. In Missouri in 2017, Tory Sanders was killed when cops tasered and pepper-sprayed him for trying to stay in their custody when they wanted to release him.

    Replies: @Muggles

  22. Never saw anything like this in 500,000 miles of driving in USA:

  23. @Anonymous
    A current fad in Hollywood and surrounding neighborhoods are Mexicans, negros, and wiggers driving ATV's and dirt bikes in very large groups down Sunset Blvd. Nothing was street legal. LAPD are completely whipped and/or outwitted.

    I was at a stoplight this past Sunday, and a big group of these primitives came in between lanes from behind me, startled the hell out of me, and they all blew through a red light, even though there was a police officer at that intersection directing traffic. The officer just pretended he wasn’t seeing it.

    Here’s an example of what’s going on.:

    https://youtu.be/P9I01nYR7N4

    Sunset Blvd also gets taken over by street legal bikers, mostly idiot Mexicans, some negroes, and wiggers:

    https://youtu.be/YZVuqRsNf5I

    With the streets are still depressingly dirty, hobos and drug addicts still wandering about, Hollywood continues to be a fairly depressing, third world hellhole.

    Replies: @epebble, @HammerJack, @Pixo

    Get out of LA city, NYC, SF, Seattle, Chicago, DC, and Philadelphia. The old virtuous cycle of declining crime, increasing amenities, more jobs, and gentrification is now in full reversal mode. WFH for high wage corporate jobs will be the end of these places. SF retail is 35% vacant. Office space is technically leased but won’t be renewed.

    If you want a safe walkable urban environments, find a nice college town, or if you have the money San Diego or Austin or Boston. Or a cute wealthy planned suburb like Irvine.

    But really if your work requires you to be in a metro area, the best bet is the least dense suburbs. Don’t expect zoning to keep out the decay. Lack of transit, conservative anti-development homeowner residents, and difficult topography are safer obstacles. In addition to WHF, in 10 years self driving cars will further advantage outer suburbs.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @Pixo

    Maine, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming fit the bill to a T.

  24. Sorry, totally OT, just submitted for your dining and dancing enjoyment.

    I was trying to explain something about music to a youngster the other day, and I used these tracks to illustrate my point….

    here is a very good cover,

    and here is the original….

    and if you’re all polite and well-behaved, maybe someday I’ll tell you the story of how one of the most famous punk-rock records of all time got produced by a 14-year-old girl who was homeless and also a mathematics genius (I know this because I used to date her when she later became an Ivy League professor.) Beat that!

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    I’ll tell you the story of how one of the most famous punk-rock records of all time got produced by a 14-year-old girl who was homeless and also a mathematics genius (I know this because I used to date her when she later became an Ivy League professor

     

    Since you keep doing this, one gets the impression that you really don't realize how pathetic it looks.

    https://i.ibb.co/CKqF76r/7e1c450197700ddb984e27d9b954700819b6c992-14.jpg

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  25. @Trelane
    @Buzz Mohawk

    No, I've never seen a car crash unfold in front of my eyes, ever. I've seen a few crash scenes with police on site and lanes closed but never an actual crash I witnessed to.

    Once I saw a truckload of indian workers who had either hit another car or just I don't know what happened but there were indians scattered all over the highway bleeding to death.

    So the car pulls up and stops. That was the first time I tasted fear. I must have been about four.

    But beyond that I don't think I've ever seen a car crash unfold in front of my eyes on any road in the USA, ever Buzz.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Thank you, Mr. Morrison.

    • LOL: Buzz Mohawk, Rob McX
    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @Steve Sailer

    I was walking on the sidewalk near where I live when a late-model Cadillac racing up the street slammed on the brakes near where I was standing.

    For a moment, I thought this was a Mafia "hit" and I was a dead man.

    My feeling of relief that I was still standing was short lived. The driver was a newly divorced woman of my acquaintance who stopped to say, "Hi!"

  26. Fatalities for 1st qtr 2021 are also still projections? Are they waiting to see if a few more croak from their injuries?

    Boomers are driving a lot fewer miles (especially at night) than we once did and with a lot less testosterone, cocaine, and ethanol on board. The accidents we cause are from driving too close to the speed limit.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Ralph L

    The NHTSA waits 30 days to see if car crash victims die.

    Joshua Stewart Chamberlain, hero of Little Round Top in 1863, was said to have died of his Civil War wounds in 1914.

    Replies: @prosa123

  27. @J.Ross
    OT -- If you cannot communicate with your own citizens, you win.
    Anon:

    Article buries the [lede]. A record breaking 40% of Canadians (citizens not people on visas) don’t speak English or French at home or in daily life. In the 1980’s this number was around 2%.

    “The growth rate of the number of speakers of these languages was at least eight times larger than that of the entire Canadian population,” the report said.

    Within 10 years Punjabi will be the lingua franca of canada unironcally it’s proven through statistics.
     
    https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/statistics-canada-2021-most-common-languages

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @HammerJack, @Pixo

    That article itself has the stench of low IQ ESL.

    Your quoted statement is completely false:

    “ A record breaking 40% of Canadians (citizens not people on visas) don’t speak English or French at home or in daily life. In the 1980’s this number was around 2%.”

    The census press release actually says:

    “The 2021 Census also found that 4.6 million Canadians speak predominantly a language other than English or French at home… These individuals represent 12.7% of the Canadian population, a proportion that has been increasing for 30 years. By comparison, the proportion was 7.7% in 1991, when immigration levels were rising.“

    Canada is about 71% purely white. Another 2% are mostly white fake-indians.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @Pixo

    That article itself has the stench of low IQ ESL.

    It is not English, it is a "I am not good at math" problem - the author is innumerate.

    , @anonymouseperson
    @Pixo

    In 1961 Canada was more then 98% white. The fake-Indian category is probably about 6-8% of the population. We have so many of them and they look like Elizabeth warren. We even have black fake-Indians too. I was at a restaurant with my mother and this black woman (she looked like Whoopi Goldberg) presented an "Indian card" after getting her bill and had the 13% sales tax taken off. It was surreal.

  28. @Ralph L
    Fatalities for 1st qtr 2021 are also still projections? Are they waiting to see if a few more croak from their injuries?

    Boomers are driving a lot fewer miles (especially at night) than we once did and with a lot less testosterone, cocaine, and ethanol on board. The accidents we cause are from driving too close to the speed limit.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    The NHTSA waits 30 days to see if car crash victims die.

    Joshua Stewart Chamberlain, hero of Little Round Top in 1863, was said to have died of his Civil War wounds in 1914.

    • Replies: @prosa123
    @Steve Sailer

    Joshua Stewart Chamberlain, hero of Little Round Top in 1863, was said to have died of his Civil War wounds in 1914.

    Much more recently, Andy Warhol died of gunshot wounds 18 years after being shot.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Polistra

  29. @Pixo
    @Anonymous

    Get out of LA city, NYC, SF, Seattle, Chicago, DC, and Philadelphia. The old virtuous cycle of declining crime, increasing amenities, more jobs, and gentrification is now in full reversal mode. WFH for high wage corporate jobs will be the end of these places. SF retail is 35% vacant. Office space is technically leased but won’t be renewed.

    If you want a safe walkable urban environments, find a nice college town, or if you have the money San Diego or Austin or Boston. Or a cute wealthy planned suburb like Irvine.

    But really if your work requires you to be in a metro area, the best bet is the least dense suburbs. Don’t expect zoning to keep out the decay. Lack of transit, conservative anti-development homeowner residents, and difficult topography are safer obstacles. In addition to WHF, in 10 years self driving cars will further advantage outer suburbs.

    Replies: @epebble

    Maine, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming fit the bill to a T.

  30. @Pixo
    @J.Ross

    That article itself has the stench of low IQ ESL.

    Your quoted statement is completely false:

    “ A record breaking 40% of Canadians (citizens not people on visas) don’t speak English or French at home or in daily life. In the 1980’s this number was around 2%.”

    The census press release actually says:

    “The 2021 Census also found that 4.6 million Canadians speak predominantly a language other than English or French at home… These individuals represent 12.7% of the Canadian population, a proportion that has been increasing for 30 years. By comparison, the proportion was 7.7% in 1991, when immigration levels were rising.“

    Canada is about 71% purely white. Another 2% are mostly white fake-indians.

    Replies: @epebble, @anonymouseperson

    That article itself has the stench of low IQ ESL.

    It is not English, it is a “I am not good at math” problem – the author is innumerate.

  31. @HammerJack
    @Anonymous

    Same thing's been going on in NYC, and doubtless other places. Entire hordes of these feral creatures on ATVs, motorcycles, etc, driving on sidewalks, against traffic, ignoring signals etc; intimidating the citizenry. Cops are overwhelmed and not particularly desirous of throwing their lives away should they happen to apprehend someone who turns out to be sacred.


    (Steve:) But, we’re not getting back to the Good Old Days of 2019
     
    In so many ways. We really didn't know how good we had it, and it wasn't even so long ago.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Not only that, but the whole mess didn’t have to happen.

  32. @Steve Sailer
    @Ralph L

    The NHTSA waits 30 days to see if car crash victims die.

    Joshua Stewart Chamberlain, hero of Little Round Top in 1863, was said to have died of his Civil War wounds in 1914.

    Replies: @prosa123

    Joshua Stewart Chamberlain, hero of Little Round Top in 1863, was said to have died of his Civil War wounds in 1914.

    Much more recently, Andy Warhol died of gunshot wounds 18 years after being shot.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @prosa123

    White people have been murdering Emmett Till for 67 years.

    , @Polistra
    @prosa123

    Ah yes, the Andy Warhol shooter. She claimed to be the founder of a sexual terrorist group, called SCUM for 'Society for Cutting Up Men'.

    Sadly, she's gone now, and the only remaining members are known as "Alden" and Prosa". And the group has been renamed to the 'Society for Cutting Up the MEN of UNZ'. Wish them well, gentlemen. Wish them well.

    Replies: @Alden

  33. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Supply and Demand

    I know you're having fun trolling from your spot in Dalian, S&D, but you've given me a chance to rag on the Millennials. They are too damned SLOW.

    I'm talking ambulance drivers. The thing had the siren and lights on, yet apparently people can live much longer in the back of an ambulance now. I mean, I pulled into a right turn lane, to give the guys a great path through the intersection, but instead the clueless idiots took the left. They got blocked, and, well, I'm not gonna wait forever.

    So, I cruised along at 5 mph over the limit in the right lane, and I was GAINING on the freaking ambulance! It finally caught up to me about 3 miles down the road, so I pulled over AGAIN. Either these Millennials have the decision-making skills of a tree sloth, or the EMS companies are hiring senior citizens now.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @prosa123

    One reason why an ambulance might be driving slowly is because one of the crew members is performing CPR on a patient. It’s difficult to perform in a fast moving vehicle.

  34. @HammerJack
    @J.Ross


    A record breaking 40% of Canadians (citizens not people on visas) don’t speak English or French at home or in daily life. In the 1980’s this number was around 2%.
     
    That's a truly impressive rate of wreckage. The typical Canadian couldn't be happier. The ultimate in virtue consists of giving your country away... To people who already had their own countries, but preferred yours.

    If there were such a thing as cosmic justice, these people would die and then be judged and punished by their ancestors who toiled their entire lives in order to build the magnificent societies these people are just handing over to migrants, who have neither the ability nor the inclination to appreciate the work it took.

    Replies: @anonymouseperson, @ThreeCranes, @AnotherDad

    That was very well said. What is the point in spending generations working to build a country to give it away to an alien people(s).

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @anonymouseperson

    That's why the Preamble to the Constitution ends

    " secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

    Our Posterity, not some other fuckers spawn.

  35. @Pixo
    @J.Ross

    That article itself has the stench of low IQ ESL.

    Your quoted statement is completely false:

    “ A record breaking 40% of Canadians (citizens not people on visas) don’t speak English or French at home or in daily life. In the 1980’s this number was around 2%.”

    The census press release actually says:

    “The 2021 Census also found that 4.6 million Canadians speak predominantly a language other than English or French at home… These individuals represent 12.7% of the Canadian population, a proportion that has been increasing for 30 years. By comparison, the proportion was 7.7% in 1991, when immigration levels were rising.“

    Canada is about 71% purely white. Another 2% are mostly white fake-indians.

    Replies: @epebble, @anonymouseperson

    In 1961 Canada was more then 98% white. The fake-Indian category is probably about 6-8% of the population. We have so many of them and they look like Elizabeth warren. We even have black fake-Indians too. I was at a restaurant with my mother and this black woman (she looked like Whoopi Goldberg) presented an “Indian card” after getting her bill and had the 13% sales tax taken off. It was surreal.

  36. The Lockdown was good for Cannonball Runs.

    • Thanks: The Wild Geese Howard
  37. @prosa123
    @Steve Sailer

    Joshua Stewart Chamberlain, hero of Little Round Top in 1863, was said to have died of his Civil War wounds in 1914.

    Much more recently, Andy Warhol died of gunshot wounds 18 years after being shot.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Polistra

    White people have been murdering Emmett Till for 67 years.

    • LOL: kaganovitch, Rob McX
  38. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Sorry, totally OT, just submitted for your dining and dancing enjoyment.

    I was trying to explain something about music to a youngster the other day, and I used these tracks to illustrate my point....

    here is a very good cover,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jw4an8rGbE

    and here is the original....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaSGSgW51uA

    and if you're all polite and well-behaved, maybe someday I'll tell you the story of how one of the most famous punk-rock records of all time got produced by a 14-year-old girl who was homeless and also a mathematics genius (I know this because I used to date her when she later became an Ivy League professor.) Beat that!

    Replies: @Polistra

    I’ll tell you the story of how one of the most famous punk-rock records of all time got produced by a 14-year-old girl who was homeless and also a mathematics genius (I know this because I used to date her when she later became an Ivy League professor

    Since you keep doing this, one gets the impression that you really don’t realize how pathetic it looks.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Polistra

    Eh, pathetic, schmathetic. As a wise man once said, On the internet, nobody knows you're actually a dog.

    Besides, who is looking up whose old throwaway comments? What is your conception of pathetic?

    This sort of thing is supposed to be fun, not grievous.

    Replies: @Polistra

  39. Good news on the road:

    Kwik Trip Retains Top Spot Among Best U.S. Gas Station Brands
    Rounding out the top five are Hy-Vee, Parker’s, Rutter’s and Maverik.

    I heartily endorse this. If there’s a Kwik Trip along a strip, all the other stations can go pound pump gas. Especially if it’s one with a 12-bucket condiment counter– those will have sauerkraut. (Some of the older 6-bucket ones will go in the back and open a can of kraut for you if you ask.)

    Essentially you get a free salad with your brat, which itself is less than two bucks. You just have to make it yourself. I feel sorry for those of you in the other 47 states.

    Oh, and the Aurora may be coming to Aurora:

    Parts of Illinois Could See Northern Lights Wednesday Night.

  40. I understood about half the words in that post.

  41. @prosa123
    @Steve Sailer

    Joshua Stewart Chamberlain, hero of Little Round Top in 1863, was said to have died of his Civil War wounds in 1914.

    Much more recently, Andy Warhol died of gunshot wounds 18 years after being shot.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Polistra

    Ah yes, the Andy Warhol shooter. She claimed to be the founder of a sexual terrorist group, called SCUM for ‘Society for Cutting Up Men’.

    Sadly, she’s gone now, and the only remaining members are known as “Alden” and Prosa”. And the group has been renamed to the ‘Society for Cutting Up the MEN of UNZ’. Wish them well, gentlemen. Wish them well.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Polistra

    My goals re: The Men of UNZ have been achieved. No longer are there 5 paragraph comments typed with one hand advocating sex with 10 to 14 year old girls. As filled the site back around 2016 when I followed Steve to UNZ.

    As long as you Men of UNZ don’t defend rape Epstein/Maxwell and sex with 10 to 14 year old girls I will make nice.

    But dancing for joy when a White woman is murdered by blacks or advocating sex with 10 to 14 year old girls then I’ll be as nasty as you men are.

    Replies: @Polistra

  42. @Polistra
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    I’ll tell you the story of how one of the most famous punk-rock records of all time got produced by a 14-year-old girl who was homeless and also a mathematics genius (I know this because I used to date her when she later became an Ivy League professor

     

    Since you keep doing this, one gets the impression that you really don't realize how pathetic it looks.

    https://i.ibb.co/CKqF76r/7e1c450197700ddb984e27d9b954700819b6c992-14.jpg

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Eh, pathetic, schmathetic. As a wise man once said, On the internet, nobody knows you’re actually a dog.

    Besides, who is looking up whose old throwaway comments? What is your conception of pathetic?

    This sort of thing is supposed to be fun, not grievous.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I'll explain, just once, but you may not like it.


    Eh, pathetic, schmathetic. As a wise man once said, On the internet, nobody knows you’re actually a dog.
     
    Which was my point about your embarrassing bragging. Do you get it now?

    Besides, who is looking up whose old throwaway comments? What is your conception of pathetic?
     
    You flatter yourself, as is your habit. No one looked up anything. I screencapped that yesterday when I happened upon it because it was so over the top. Then next thing I know you're at it again. What am I supposed to do, hold my tongue? I usually do, but bloviating blowhards sometimes require medicine. And your tall tale? Worth capping. You should read it again and see if you can figure out why. I've dropped a few hints.

    This sort of thing is supposed to be fun, not grievous.
     
    It's fun for me ;)

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  43. @epebble
    1. Population is ageing, causes increased accidents
    2. Immigrants are not used to driving much; Hence accidents due to lower skill level
    3. Enforcement is almost nonexistent, at least where I live. I have never seen a cop writing a ticket for speeding etc. in 3 years. Only time I see a cop on street now is if there is a major accident.
    4. Society has become generally inconsiderate in the last few years. Reckless and rash driving is common now.

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein, @dearieme, @Barnard, @Anon, @AnotherDad

    1. Population is ageing, causes increased accidents

    Really? In Britain the retired drive fewer miles, and tend to avoid driving in the dark and at busy times. It’s young males who cause most of the fatal crashes. Drink, drugs or hormones?

    Unfortunately in an era when one must expect Official Sources to lie we may never know the truth of it. They certainly won’t tell us about any correlation that might exist with having had a Covid jab.

  44. @Trelane
    I've driven >500,000 miles in my life and I've never personally actually seen a crash/accident. Are they common?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @dearieme

    I’ve seen one and it was acted out in slow motion, just as you used to see it in films. The load on the lorry flew slowly up into the air and then gently fell to the ground. This was on a country road in the Highlands of Scotland.

    I’ve been involved in three though two were so minor they probably shouldn’t count.

    (i) I was driving my father’s car in the dark and struck a cow that had somehow got loose on the highway. A lorry driver who’d been coming the other way consoled me with “You didn’t have a chance, son”. He then walked over to the poor beast and put it out of its pain with a couple of hefty kicks to the head. The farmer arrived soon after and was full of apologies: he’d been driving around looking for the animal for some time.

    (ii) A van driver knocked me off my motorbike in slow-moving city traffic. Uninjured, no damage to bike; the bloke was the sort of age that meant he may well have learnt to drive in the army in WWII so I refrained from giving him an earful.

    (iii) An impatient bus driver pulled out from a bus stop and slightly dented my father-in-law’s car as I drove along: again, slow moving city traffic. Advice: if a bus driver hits you you can expect no truthful witness from among his passengers: they’ll swear blind that their driver couldn’t possibly have been at fault.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @dearieme

    I was riding in the passenger seat in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1977 when a deer ran out in the highway. Then it got off and staggered off but couldn't climb the embankments on either side of the highway. We drove to a gas station and called the ranger station, who said they'd take care of it. My assumption was that they'd nurse it slowly back to health, like a Wonderful World of Disney episode. But when we came back a few days later from our fishing trip, there it was, shot by the side of the road.

    Replies: @Ralph L

  45. @dearieme
    @Trelane

    I've seen one and it was acted out in slow motion, just as you used to see it in films. The load on the lorry flew slowly up into the air and then gently fell to the ground. This was on a country road in the Highlands of Scotland.

    I've been involved in three though two were so minor they probably shouldn't count.

    (i) I was driving my father's car in the dark and struck a cow that had somehow got loose on the highway. A lorry driver who'd been coming the other way consoled me with "You didn't have a chance, son". He then walked over to the poor beast and put it out of its pain with a couple of hefty kicks to the head. The farmer arrived soon after and was full of apologies: he'd been driving around looking for the animal for some time.

    (ii) A van driver knocked me off my motorbike in slow-moving city traffic. Uninjured, no damage to bike; the bloke was the sort of age that meant he may well have learnt to drive in the army in WWII so I refrained from giving him an earful.

    (iii) An impatient bus driver pulled out from a bus stop and slightly dented my father-in-law's car as I drove along: again, slow moving city traffic. Advice: if a bus driver hits you you can expect no truthful witness from among his passengers: they'll swear blind that their driver couldn't possibly have been at fault.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    I was riding in the passenger seat in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1977 when a deer ran out in the highway. Then it got off and staggered off but couldn’t climb the embankments on either side of the highway. We drove to a gas station and called the ranger station, who said they’d take care of it. My assumption was that they’d nurse it slowly back to health, like a Wonderful World of Disney episode. But when we came back a few days later from our fishing trip, there it was, shot by the side of the road.

    • Replies: @Ralph L
    @Steve Sailer

    I ran over the back third of a yellow lab puppy on the way to work. The owner said he wanted to wait and see if his spine miraculously recovered (there was no blood), but maybe he just didn't want an audience.

    Replies: @Polistra

  46. @HammerJack
    @J.Ross


    A record breaking 40% of Canadians (citizens not people on visas) don’t speak English or French at home or in daily life. In the 1980’s this number was around 2%.
     
    That's a truly impressive rate of wreckage. The typical Canadian couldn't be happier. The ultimate in virtue consists of giving your country away... To people who already had their own countries, but preferred yours.

    If there were such a thing as cosmic justice, these people would die and then be judged and punished by their ancestors who toiled their entire lives in order to build the magnificent societies these people are just handing over to migrants, who have neither the ability nor the inclination to appreciate the work it took.

    Replies: @anonymouseperson, @ThreeCranes, @AnotherDad

    The older I get, the more I believe in ancestor worship. I’ve come up with this theory, don’t know if it’s ever been expressed before.

    I think the ancestors are part of our consciousness–or maybe, unconsciousness–and stand to us in the same manner as the Chorus stood to the protagonist in Greek Drama. Observing, commenting upon, they can’t really judge in the sense of active intervention because, of course, they no longer have effective volition and can only see or do the world through the eyes and actions of you, yourself. After all, they are from the past. You are their living instantiation and their only link to the future.

    They maintain a running commentary on your decisions in light of what they know, but of course, by the time they knew what they know, it was too late in their own lives to alter their decisions. What they know is the product of their decisions. So they try, as best they can, to communicate some of that knowing to you. They can call out mistakes they themselves made, but they can’t perfectly judge everything you do because events, as they unfold, are as novel to them as they are to you. This is why they speak in a murmur.

    So, I believe the voice of our ancestors are there, part of our genetic inheritance, sometimes confirming, approving, or condemning, sometimes wondering, as you do, just what’s going on and how things will turn out.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @ThreeCranes

    This is a very interesting comment. It is very thoughtful and well-considered. I would like it to be true, and perhaps it is, in spite of my doubts.

    All I can offer is my own experience. I am descended from illiterate fishermen on one side of my family, and eccentric aristocrats on the other. (I count as some of my ancestors Lord Dunsany, the guy who accidentally invented HP Lovecraft, and Saint Oliver Plunkett, as well as a number of bootleggers and criminals with nicknames like "Wild Ned" and "Mad Larry".)

    Three out of four of my grandparents died before I was born, one a suicide. My only surviving grandfather used to kick me out of the house for playing Mozart in the living room while he was trying to watch the news: this was the reason I grew up playing piano in bars.

    Who knows what all that is about. If our ancestors are watching us, I have a couple of questions I'd like to ask back.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    , @kaganovitch
    @ThreeCranes

    The older I get, the more I believe in ancestor worship. I’ve come up with this theory, don’t know if it’s ever been expressed before.

    Fwiw, it's somewhat similar to the official faith of the Unified Realm in Anthony Ryan's Raven trilogy.

    , @The Anti-Gnostic
    @ThreeCranes

    I like to think there's something to that, but my observations as I get older are that everything rolls up with the grandparents and we never learn anything.

    A big sociological phenomenon going on right now is declining religious worship. I don't think irreligious societies are very healthy.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    , @Gabe Ruth
    @ThreeCranes

    That’s how it is when you’re on spice (or maybe a Bene Gesserit initiate, can’t remember exactly).

  47. How about the strong correlation with the COVID vaxes, which seem to correlate to a high number of cardiovascular, vascular, and cerebral events in the vaxxed population?

    Steve, you’re already on the blacklist, so what’s the harm with going there?

  48. @ThreeCranes
    @HammerJack

    The older I get, the more I believe in ancestor worship. I've come up with this theory, don't know if it's ever been expressed before.

    I think the ancestors are part of our consciousness--or maybe, unconsciousness--and stand to us in the same manner as the Chorus stood to the protagonist in Greek Drama. Observing, commenting upon, they can't really judge in the sense of active intervention because, of course, they no longer have effective volition and can only see or do the world through the eyes and actions of you, yourself. After all, they are from the past. You are their living instantiation and their only link to the future.

    They maintain a running commentary on your decisions in light of what they know, but of course, by the time they knew what they know, it was too late in their own lives to alter their decisions. What they know is the product of their decisions. So they try, as best they can, to communicate some of that knowing to you. They can call out mistakes they themselves made, but they can't perfectly judge everything you do because events, as they unfold, are as novel to them as they are to you. This is why they speak in a murmur.

    So, I believe the voice of our ancestors are there, part of our genetic inheritance, sometimes confirming, approving, or condemning, sometimes wondering, as you do, just what's going on and how things will turn out.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @kaganovitch, @The Anti-Gnostic, @Gabe Ruth

    This is a very interesting comment. It is very thoughtful and well-considered. I would like it to be true, and perhaps it is, in spite of my doubts.

    All I can offer is my own experience. I am descended from illiterate fishermen on one side of my family, and eccentric aristocrats on the other. (I count as some of my ancestors Lord Dunsany, the guy who accidentally invented HP Lovecraft, and Saint Oliver Plunkett, as well as a number of bootleggers and criminals with nicknames like “Wild Ned” and “Mad Larry”.)

    Three out of four of my grandparents died before I was born, one a suicide. My only surviving grandfather used to kick me out of the house for playing Mozart in the living room while he was trying to watch the news: this was the reason I grew up playing piano in bars.

    Who knows what all that is about. If our ancestors are watching us, I have a couple of questions I’d like to ask back.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    If our ancestors are watching us, I have a couple of questions I’d like to ask back.
     
    Saint Oliver Plunkett might want to have a word with you about banging supermodels.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  49. @propagandist hacker
    the young drivers in trucks here in phoenix are nearly out of control...driven all over america since the seventies...never seen it like this

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Alan Mercer

    I’d like to see fatalities broken down by at-fault vehicle type. I understand that limited chip availability has caused auto makers to prioritize high-margin vehicles – namely giant trucks and SUVs – causing a rapid uptick in average vehicle size. It checks out anecdotally. One problem with giant vehicles is trouble seeing other cars. I wonder how much of increasing fatality rates is explained by this.

  50. @epebble
    1. Population is ageing, causes increased accidents
    2. Immigrants are not used to driving much; Hence accidents due to lower skill level
    3. Enforcement is almost nonexistent, at least where I live. I have never seen a cop writing a ticket for speeding etc. in 3 years. Only time I see a cop on street now is if there is a major accident.
    4. Society has become generally inconsiderate in the last few years. Reckless and rash driving is common now.

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein, @dearieme, @Barnard, @Anon, @AnotherDad

    Phone use driving has exploded too. I can’t count the number of times in the last few years I have had to honk at the driver ahead of me at a stoplight who doesn’t go when the light turns green. After I hit the horn you see a head shoot up and then they typically floor it. Although a couple of times the driver has proceeded rather slowly, still totally engrossed in her phone.

  51. @epebble
    1. Population is ageing, causes increased accidents
    2. Immigrants are not used to driving much; Hence accidents due to lower skill level
    3. Enforcement is almost nonexistent, at least where I live. I have never seen a cop writing a ticket for speeding etc. in 3 years. Only time I see a cop on street now is if there is a major accident.
    4. Society has become generally inconsiderate in the last few years. Reckless and rash driving is common now.

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein, @dearieme, @Barnard, @Anon, @AnotherDad

    Immigrants are substantially less likely to be involved in traffic accidents than native born Americans.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @Anon

    If they are recent immigrants from non-driving locales, or they drive differently, like on left side, they will be naturally more accident prone. Heck, if you have lived mostly in rural Idaho and go to LA or NYC, you will have a few close calls, if not an accident. (Has happened to me transitioning from U.S. 95 near Eastern WA to I-405 in L.A.)

    , @Muggles
    @Anon


    Immigrants are substantially less likely to be involved in traffic accidents than native born Americans.
     
    Citation or fact source needed.

    I live near a very large city in immigrant heavy Texas and your statement appears to be counter factual based upon numerous news stories I've read.

    We have immigrants from all over the world, not just Mexicans, though they do cause a disproportionate share of accidents, particularly due to speeding/drugs/alcohol and often occurring with large trucks stuffed full of their fellow countrymen.

    While in some places recent immigrants may not own/drive cars, most here do as soon as possible since "public transit" in most places is sparse or non existent. Based upon last names, Middle Easterners crash more often than their numbers would suggest.

    Of course most of the recent 2 million "Biden loves you" migrants probably haven't been here long enough to learn to steal a vehicle successfully. Not yet.
    , @Brutusale
    @Anon

    In my region, and I've seen nothing suggesting that it's any different across the US, Central Americans punch way above their weight in both drunk driving and vehicular homicide.

    , @Hereward the Woke
    @Anon

    I could readily believe that in raw rates of accidents per capita. Is it true after you adjust for miles driven, since immigrants own cars at lower rates and are more urban?

  52. @ThreeCranes
    @HammerJack

    The older I get, the more I believe in ancestor worship. I've come up with this theory, don't know if it's ever been expressed before.

    I think the ancestors are part of our consciousness--or maybe, unconsciousness--and stand to us in the same manner as the Chorus stood to the protagonist in Greek Drama. Observing, commenting upon, they can't really judge in the sense of active intervention because, of course, they no longer have effective volition and can only see or do the world through the eyes and actions of you, yourself. After all, they are from the past. You are their living instantiation and their only link to the future.

    They maintain a running commentary on your decisions in light of what they know, but of course, by the time they knew what they know, it was too late in their own lives to alter their decisions. What they know is the product of their decisions. So they try, as best they can, to communicate some of that knowing to you. They can call out mistakes they themselves made, but they can't perfectly judge everything you do because events, as they unfold, are as novel to them as they are to you. This is why they speak in a murmur.

    So, I believe the voice of our ancestors are there, part of our genetic inheritance, sometimes confirming, approving, or condemning, sometimes wondering, as you do, just what's going on and how things will turn out.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @kaganovitch, @The Anti-Gnostic, @Gabe Ruth

    The older I get, the more I believe in ancestor worship. I’ve come up with this theory, don’t know if it’s ever been expressed before.

    Fwiw, it’s somewhat similar to the official faith of the Unified Realm in Anthony Ryan’s Raven trilogy.

  53. @Steve Sailer
    @dearieme

    I was riding in the passenger seat in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1977 when a deer ran out in the highway. Then it got off and staggered off but couldn't climb the embankments on either side of the highway. We drove to a gas station and called the ranger station, who said they'd take care of it. My assumption was that they'd nurse it slowly back to health, like a Wonderful World of Disney episode. But when we came back a few days later from our fishing trip, there it was, shot by the side of the road.

    Replies: @Ralph L

    I ran over the back third of a yellow lab puppy on the way to work. The owner said he wanted to wait and see if his spine miraculously recovered (there was no blood), but maybe he just didn’t want an audience.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Ralph L


    I ran over the back third of a yellow lab puppy on the way to work. The owner said he wanted to wait and see if his spine miraculously recovered (there was no blood), but maybe he just didn’t want an audience.
     
    WTAF dude.
  54. “As a society, we really should have fewer car crash deaths over the last 20 years, not no progress.”

    “As a society, we…” But we aren’t a society and haven’t been for decades. We aren’t pulling together, we are being pulled apart. We are a group of factions split along racial, ideological and ethnic lines goaded by our leftist elites into battling one another. Even worse, their extreme anti-white animus ensures that the worst and least able elements have an unfair and ultimately disastrous advantage.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Kylie

    • Agree

  55. @ThreeCranes
    @HammerJack

    The older I get, the more I believe in ancestor worship. I've come up with this theory, don't know if it's ever been expressed before.

    I think the ancestors are part of our consciousness--or maybe, unconsciousness--and stand to us in the same manner as the Chorus stood to the protagonist in Greek Drama. Observing, commenting upon, they can't really judge in the sense of active intervention because, of course, they no longer have effective volition and can only see or do the world through the eyes and actions of you, yourself. After all, they are from the past. You are their living instantiation and their only link to the future.

    They maintain a running commentary on your decisions in light of what they know, but of course, by the time they knew what they know, it was too late in their own lives to alter their decisions. What they know is the product of their decisions. So they try, as best they can, to communicate some of that knowing to you. They can call out mistakes they themselves made, but they can't perfectly judge everything you do because events, as they unfold, are as novel to them as they are to you. This is why they speak in a murmur.

    So, I believe the voice of our ancestors are there, part of our genetic inheritance, sometimes confirming, approving, or condemning, sometimes wondering, as you do, just what's going on and how things will turn out.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @kaganovitch, @The Anti-Gnostic, @Gabe Ruth

    I like to think there’s something to that, but my observations as I get older are that everything rolls up with the grandparents and we never learn anything.

    A big sociological phenomenon going on right now is declining religious worship. I don’t think irreligious societies are very healthy.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @The Anti-Gnostic


    A big sociological phenomenon going on right now is declining religious worship. I don’t think irreligious societies are very healthy.
     
    Anecdotally, I hear a fair few people interested in the Orthodox Churches.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

  56. @ThreeCranes
    @HammerJack

    The older I get, the more I believe in ancestor worship. I've come up with this theory, don't know if it's ever been expressed before.

    I think the ancestors are part of our consciousness--or maybe, unconsciousness--and stand to us in the same manner as the Chorus stood to the protagonist in Greek Drama. Observing, commenting upon, they can't really judge in the sense of active intervention because, of course, they no longer have effective volition and can only see or do the world through the eyes and actions of you, yourself. After all, they are from the past. You are their living instantiation and their only link to the future.

    They maintain a running commentary on your decisions in light of what they know, but of course, by the time they knew what they know, it was too late in their own lives to alter their decisions. What they know is the product of their decisions. So they try, as best they can, to communicate some of that knowing to you. They can call out mistakes they themselves made, but they can't perfectly judge everything you do because events, as they unfold, are as novel to them as they are to you. This is why they speak in a murmur.

    So, I believe the voice of our ancestors are there, part of our genetic inheritance, sometimes confirming, approving, or condemning, sometimes wondering, as you do, just what's going on and how things will turn out.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @kaganovitch, @The Anti-Gnostic, @Gabe Ruth

    That’s how it is when you’re on spice (or maybe a Bene Gesserit initiate, can’t remember exactly).

  57. Speaking of Canada and traffic enforcement, I just returned from a week + trip to the Banff Park area and the highway to/from Kelowna BC.

    CN 1 is the major east-west highway route across Canada, which was almost all of the road we drove.

    Parts of it are of US Interstate quality (wide shoulders, Jersey barriers or wide space between opposite lanes, at least two lanes each direction, sometimes more) but much of it through the mountains is not much better than a two lane state highway.

    While there are often extra lanes on the sides for entrance and exit onto CN 1, these are not controlled access exits/entrances. No loops or circular controls, overhead bridges for cross traffic, etc.

    Much of this highway is trafficked with large semi trucks, some with dual trailers. While the mountain routes are difficult, so are the ones in Colorado and the northwest US.

    It is surprising that there aren’t more crashes. We saw in front of us a large semi, just past a “mandatory brake inspection area” for trucks, smoking brakes for at least a mile downward. There was so much brake smoke it looked like the trailer was on fire for a while. In more than 50 years of driving I’ve never seen truck brakes smoke like that. Didn’t jackknife but those brake pads must have been largely gone. And another 150 miles of mountain driving ahead…

    Also, in roughly 600 miles of driving, we never once saw any kind of highway patrol, Mountie, or even a park police car. Zero traffic “enforcement.” Few of the Canadians were driving the posted speed limits. We quickly adopted the local habits.

    At once point outside of Calgary there were signs warning of “aircraft traffic patrol” with some lines painted on the highway (I’ve seen a few in the US) but like in the US, never saw any aircraft.

    So, Canada is surprisingly cop free. Major western highway is somewhat primitive in places per US standards. Road signs are scarce and Canadians generally don’t like helpful signage of any sort, particularly near heavily used tourist parking areas.

    Notable billboard (one of the few we saw) outside of Kelowna: “BC State Police Violate Individual Rights.” Couldn’t tell who sponsored that one. It made my day…

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Muggles


    Also, in roughly 600 miles of driving, we never once saw any kind of highway patrol, Mountie, or even a park police car.
     
    I think department budgets are stretched everywhere in North America, thus leading to fewer speed patrols.

    Heck, earlier this year there was a county sheriff in Michigan that admitted his department would only respond to the worst emergencies because his department fuel budget was used up halfway through the year.

    At once point outside of Calgary there were signs warning of “aircraft traffic patrol” with some lines painted on the highway (I’ve seen a few in the US) but like in the US, never saw any aircraft.
     
    I believe I've seen one or two airborne speed patrols on major thoroughfares in the US in the past.

    I can't imagine they have the budgets to run these right now with costs for everything going up.
    , @clifford brown
    @Muggles

    I remember being pretty excited to drive on the grandiose sounding Trans-Canadian Highway only to find much of it cramped and low speed compared to the States. It was kind of shocking and frustrating as I planned my travel times with an American West mindset. I found the mountain roads well maintained, but there were very few stretches of road where you could recklessly speed, even if you wanted to.

  58. @anonymouseperson
    @HammerJack

    That was very well said. What is the point in spending generations working to build a country to give it away to an alien people(s).

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    That’s why the Preamble to the Constitution ends

    ” secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

    Our Posterity, not some other fuckers spawn.

    • Agree: Old Prude
  59. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @ThreeCranes

    I like to think there's something to that, but my observations as I get older are that everything rolls up with the grandparents and we never learn anything.

    A big sociological phenomenon going on right now is declining religious worship. I don't think irreligious societies are very healthy.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    A big sociological phenomenon going on right now is declining religious worship. I don’t think irreligious societies are very healthy.

    Anecdotally, I hear a fair few people interested in the Orthodox Churches.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Bill Jones

    Yes. I'm intimately familiar with the phenomenon. The problem is Orthodoxy is even more alien to American culture than Catholicism.

    The other problem is the ecclesiology is pretty wrecked at this point. There is a nascent movement among American Orthodox to go ahead and declare autocephaly.

    https://ocl.org/a-resolution-for-autocephaly/

  60. @epebble
    1. Population is ageing, causes increased accidents
    2. Immigrants are not used to driving much; Hence accidents due to lower skill level
    3. Enforcement is almost nonexistent, at least where I live. I have never seen a cop writing a ticket for speeding etc. in 3 years. Only time I see a cop on street now is if there is a major accident.
    4. Society has become generally inconsiderate in the last few years. Reckless and rash driving is common now.

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein, @dearieme, @Barnard, @Anon, @AnotherDad

    Pebble–good list. Except you left off the big newish killer–phones.

    On the road, the driver’s job is to look down the road and see everything in front of him (and behind him) including picking up all the cues to potential trouble (which is where a lot of accidents come from).

    Instead people are:
    — looking at the passenger they are talking to (talk to your windshield, they can still hear you)
    — dealing with the kids in the back seat
    — messing with the food they’re stuffing in their mouth
    — looking at themselves, their makeup in the mirror
    — rustling around looking for something something something
    and the big kahuna
    — messing with their phone (reading texts, selecting music, looking at the map)

    Simply pay attention–eyes down the road–and 95% of accidents would not happen.

    It’s unbelievable–or ought to be–driving around now how many people are essentially on the road but not remotely driving the car. We’re lucky it’s not full scale bumper cars out there.

    Some even seem offended with the concept that everyone else is not supposed to have to wait for them to finish their oh-so-critical phone activity, before everyone else gets to go. Phone-holes.

    ~~~

    BTW, if all the “gotta take this” “important” phone calls/texts etc. each had even a mild relation to actual productive activity … this would be the land of milk and honey. No economic issues at all.

    • Agree: epebble
  61. @HammerJack
    @J.Ross


    A record breaking 40% of Canadians (citizens not people on visas) don’t speak English or French at home or in daily life. In the 1980’s this number was around 2%.
     
    That's a truly impressive rate of wreckage. The typical Canadian couldn't be happier. The ultimate in virtue consists of giving your country away... To people who already had their own countries, but preferred yours.

    If there were such a thing as cosmic justice, these people would die and then be judged and punished by their ancestors who toiled their entire lives in order to build the magnificent societies these people are just handing over to migrants, who have neither the ability nor the inclination to appreciate the work it took.

    Replies: @anonymouseperson, @ThreeCranes, @AnotherDad

    If there were such a thing as cosmic justice, these people would die and then be judged and punished by their ancestors who toiled their entire lives in order to build the magnificent societies these people are just handing over to migrants, who have neither the ability nor the inclination to appreciate the work it took.

    Great paragraph Hammer. Simply terrific.

    Selfishness. People who do not understand that it is not “all about them”, that they do not own it, but are just tenants of something built over the ages by your ancestors, to be passed on down to their descendants.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @AnotherDad

    Unfortunately, when whites think of ancestry or a racial past, it's always other people's, as in the ubiquitous "legacy of slavery", Emmett Till, etc.

  62. @Anon
    @epebble

    Immigrants are substantially less likely to be involved in traffic accidents than native born Americans.

    Replies: @epebble, @Muggles, @Brutusale, @Hereward the Woke

    If they are recent immigrants from non-driving locales, or they drive differently, like on left side, they will be naturally more accident prone. Heck, if you have lived mostly in rural Idaho and go to LA or NYC, you will have a few close calls, if not an accident. (Has happened to me transitioning from U.S. 95 near Eastern WA to I-405 in L.A.)

  63. @HammerJack
    @Achmed E. Newman

    If a certain ambulance team in Minneapolis a couple of years ago hadn't been so slow, our entire world would be different today. Different as in immeasurably better.

    And speaking of Minneapolis, their latest bit of "anti-racist" policy is to codify the natural tendency to fire accomplished and experienced white teachers and retain substandard POCs because racial justice.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/minneapolis-discriminates-by-race-teachers-contract-public-schools-supreme-court-11660761997

    Hacked access: https://archive.ph/voXNz

    Gallows-humor WSJ editorializing:


    School districts ought to hire and fire based on job qualifications and performance, which would prevent an unintended disparate impact on minorities. But unions oppose personnel decisions based on merit because this could undermine labor solidarity. Minneapolis is instead discriminating by race.
     

    Replies: @Rob McX

    If a certain ambulance team in Minneapolis a couple of years ago hadn’t been so slow, our entire world would be different today.

    I don’t think it would have mattered. They’d have found someone else if George Floyd hadn’t been available. Blacks are dying all the time while in contact with police. Many of these incidents show more guilt on the part of the police than the Floyd case. In Missouri in 2017, Tory Sanders was killed when cops tasered and pepper-sprayed him for trying to stay in their custody when they wanted to release him.

    • Agree: Stan Adams
    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Rob McX


    Blacks are dying all the time while in contact with police. Many of these incidents show more guilt on the part of the police than the Floyd case.
     
    More BLM nonsense here.

    Some blacks die in contact with police and nearly all of them were fighting, shooting, violently resisting arrest, fleeing from felonious activity, displaying weapons, refusing to surrender while doing all or some of the above.

    This is their normal (mostly male) behavior. Police encounter criminals far more often than you do (probably) and criminals (even non blacks) hate to be arrested. Most are career or multiple arrest/conviction criminals.

    Yes, a few get hurt or killed wrongly. Just like non blacks. It is part of the "black tax" black males carry since they are the most common criminal type (unless in heavily Hispanic areas, etc.)

    An innocent White couple was murdered in an intentional Houston police "drug raid" which was a set up by some black drug cops who didn't like the couple "disrespecting" some of them to their neighbors. They murdered them in their home (and their dog!) and lied. Eventually the truth came out. The lead black perp detective still hasn't been sentenced, though remains in a cushy local jail years after.

    If blacks behaved like you do (probably) and don't pose a threat when asked to surrender or in a traffic stop, they would be fine.

    Black perps probably kill more cops during stops than vice versa (unjustly).

    Of course you could talk to some actual LEOs and find out yourself.

    Replies: @Polistra

  64. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @ThreeCranes

    This is a very interesting comment. It is very thoughtful and well-considered. I would like it to be true, and perhaps it is, in spite of my doubts.

    All I can offer is my own experience. I am descended from illiterate fishermen on one side of my family, and eccentric aristocrats on the other. (I count as some of my ancestors Lord Dunsany, the guy who accidentally invented HP Lovecraft, and Saint Oliver Plunkett, as well as a number of bootleggers and criminals with nicknames like "Wild Ned" and "Mad Larry".)

    Three out of four of my grandparents died before I was born, one a suicide. My only surviving grandfather used to kick me out of the house for playing Mozart in the living room while he was trying to watch the news: this was the reason I grew up playing piano in bars.

    Who knows what all that is about. If our ancestors are watching us, I have a couple of questions I'd like to ask back.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    If our ancestors are watching us, I have a couple of questions I’d like to ask back.

    Saint Oliver Plunkett might want to have a word with you about banging supermodels.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Rob McX

    Dear lawd, that comment is going to haunt me to the end of my days, innit. I should give up the internet for Lent, even if it isn't Lent.

    When you consider how Saint Oliver ended up (the last Catholic martyr in England IIRC, and the last person to be drawn and quartered on religious grounds), I think he had more weighty things to worry about than picking up a pretty girl who you didn't even know was a Big Deal by lighting her cigarette in a stylish fashion and rescuing her from the unwanted attentions of some buffoon. But who knows, maybe I just plain ol' don't know what saints think.

  65. @Kylie
    "As a society, we really should have fewer car crash deaths over the last 20 years, not no progress."

    "As a society, we..." But we aren't a society and haven't been for decades. We aren't pulling together, we are being pulled apart. We are a group of factions split along racial, ideological and ethnic lines goaded by our leftist elites into battling one another. Even worse, their extreme anti-white animus ensures that the worst and least able elements have an unfair and ultimately disastrous advantage.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    • Agree

  66. @Anon
    @epebble

    Immigrants are substantially less likely to be involved in traffic accidents than native born Americans.

    Replies: @epebble, @Muggles, @Brutusale, @Hereward the Woke

    Immigrants are substantially less likely to be involved in traffic accidents than native born Americans.

    Citation or fact source needed.

    I live near a very large city in immigrant heavy Texas and your statement appears to be counter factual based upon numerous news stories I’ve read.

    We have immigrants from all over the world, not just Mexicans, though they do cause a disproportionate share of accidents, particularly due to speeding/drugs/alcohol and often occurring with large trucks stuffed full of their fellow countrymen.

    While in some places recent immigrants may not own/drive cars, most here do as soon as possible since “public transit” in most places is sparse or non existent. Based upon last names, Middle Easterners crash more often than their numbers would suggest.

    Of course most of the recent 2 million “Biden loves you” migrants probably haven’t been here long enough to learn to steal a vehicle successfully. Not yet.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  67. @Rob McX
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    If our ancestors are watching us, I have a couple of questions I’d like to ask back.
     
    Saint Oliver Plunkett might want to have a word with you about banging supermodels.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Dear lawd, that comment is going to haunt me to the end of my days, innit. I should give up the internet for Lent, even if it isn’t Lent.

    When you consider how Saint Oliver ended up (the last Catholic martyr in England IIRC, and the last person to be drawn and quartered on religious grounds), I think he had more weighty things to worry about than picking up a pretty girl who you didn’t even know was a Big Deal by lighting her cigarette in a stylish fashion and rescuing her from the unwanted attentions of some buffoon. But who knows, maybe I just plain ol’ don’t know what saints think.

  68. @Rob McX
    @HammerJack


    If a certain ambulance team in Minneapolis a couple of years ago hadn’t been so slow, our entire world would be different today.
     
    I don't think it would have mattered. They'd have found someone else if George Floyd hadn't been available. Blacks are dying all the time while in contact with police. Many of these incidents show more guilt on the part of the police than the Floyd case. In Missouri in 2017, Tory Sanders was killed when cops tasered and pepper-sprayed him for trying to stay in their custody when they wanted to release him.

    Replies: @Muggles

    Blacks are dying all the time while in contact with police. Many of these incidents show more guilt on the part of the police than the Floyd case.

    More BLM nonsense here.

    Some blacks die in contact with police and nearly all of them were fighting, shooting, violently resisting arrest, fleeing from felonious activity, displaying weapons, refusing to surrender while doing all or some of the above.

    This is their normal (mostly male) behavior. Police encounter criminals far more often than you do (probably) and criminals (even non blacks) hate to be arrested. Most are career or multiple arrest/conviction criminals.

    Yes, a few get hurt or killed wrongly. Just like non blacks. It is part of the “black tax” black males carry since they are the most common criminal type (unless in heavily Hispanic areas, etc.)

    An innocent White couple was murdered in an intentional Houston police “drug raid” which was a set up by some black drug cops who didn’t like the couple “disrespecting” some of them to their neighbors. They murdered them in their home (and their dog!) and lied. Eventually the truth came out. The lead black perp detective still hasn’t been sentenced, though remains in a cushy local jail years after.

    If blacks behaved like you do (probably) and don’t pose a threat when asked to surrender or in a traffic stop, they would be fine.

    Black perps probably kill more cops during stops than vice versa (unjustly).

    Of course you could talk to some actual LEOs and find out yourself.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Muggles

    The info is out there. I have much of it saved somewhere on my various devices.

  69. @AnotherDad
    @HammerJack


    If there were such a thing as cosmic justice, these people would die and then be judged and punished by their ancestors who toiled their entire lives in order to build the magnificent societies these people are just handing over to migrants, who have neither the ability nor the inclination to appreciate the work it took.
     
    Great paragraph Hammer. Simply terrific.

    Selfishness. People who do not understand that it is not "all about them", that they do not own it, but are just tenants of something built over the ages by your ancestors, to be passed on down to their descendants.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    Unfortunately, when whites think of ancestry or a racial past, it’s always other people’s, as in the ubiquitous “legacy of slavery”, Emmett Till, etc.

  70. @Steve Sailer
    @Trelane

    Thank you, Mr. Morrison.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

    I was walking on the sidewalk near where I live when a late-model Cadillac racing up the street slammed on the brakes near where I was standing.

    For a moment, I thought this was a Mafia “hit” and I was a dead man.

    My feeling of relief that I was still standing was short lived. The driver was a newly divorced woman of my acquaintance who stopped to say, “Hi!”

    • LOL: kaganovitch
  71. @Muggles
    @Rob McX


    Blacks are dying all the time while in contact with police. Many of these incidents show more guilt on the part of the police than the Floyd case.
     
    More BLM nonsense here.

    Some blacks die in contact with police and nearly all of them were fighting, shooting, violently resisting arrest, fleeing from felonious activity, displaying weapons, refusing to surrender while doing all or some of the above.

    This is their normal (mostly male) behavior. Police encounter criminals far more often than you do (probably) and criminals (even non blacks) hate to be arrested. Most are career or multiple arrest/conviction criminals.

    Yes, a few get hurt or killed wrongly. Just like non blacks. It is part of the "black tax" black males carry since they are the most common criminal type (unless in heavily Hispanic areas, etc.)

    An innocent White couple was murdered in an intentional Houston police "drug raid" which was a set up by some black drug cops who didn't like the couple "disrespecting" some of them to their neighbors. They murdered them in their home (and their dog!) and lied. Eventually the truth came out. The lead black perp detective still hasn't been sentenced, though remains in a cushy local jail years after.

    If blacks behaved like you do (probably) and don't pose a threat when asked to surrender or in a traffic stop, they would be fine.

    Black perps probably kill more cops during stops than vice versa (unjustly).

    Of course you could talk to some actual LEOs and find out yourself.

    Replies: @Polistra

    The info is out there. I have much of it saved somewhere on my various devices.

  72. @Ralph L
    @Steve Sailer

    I ran over the back third of a yellow lab puppy on the way to work. The owner said he wanted to wait and see if his spine miraculously recovered (there was no blood), but maybe he just didn't want an audience.

    Replies: @Polistra

    I ran over the back third of a yellow lab puppy on the way to work. The owner said he wanted to wait and see if his spine miraculously recovered (there was no blood), but maybe he just didn’t want an audience.

    WTAF dude.

  73. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Polistra

    Eh, pathetic, schmathetic. As a wise man once said, On the internet, nobody knows you're actually a dog.

    Besides, who is looking up whose old throwaway comments? What is your conception of pathetic?

    This sort of thing is supposed to be fun, not grievous.

    Replies: @Polistra

    I’ll explain, just once, but you may not like it.

    Eh, pathetic, schmathetic. As a wise man once said, On the internet, nobody knows you’re actually a dog.

    Which was my point about your embarrassing bragging. Do you get it now?

    Besides, who is looking up whose old throwaway comments? What is your conception of pathetic?

    You flatter yourself, as is your habit. No one looked up anything. I screencapped that yesterday when I happened upon it because it was so over the top. Then next thing I know you’re at it again. What am I supposed to do, hold my tongue? I usually do, but bloviating blowhards sometimes require medicine. And your tall tale? Worth capping. You should read it again and see if you can figure out why. I’ve dropped a few hints.

    This sort of thing is supposed to be fun, not grievous.

    It’s fun for me 😉

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Polistra

    So, let me get this straight...

    Bitter unfunny weirdo expresses bitter unfunny weirdness, film at eleven.

    Onya, mate.

  74. The social justice league tells us that things like having a valid drivers license, current car registration and insurance are unjust taxes on people of color. Enforcement is even a greater injustice. Additionally they say there’s no correlation between expired drivers licenses, plates and insurance to auto accidents. I haven’t seen data either way. Since the episode that sainted George Floyd, law enforcement has been either told to back off on traffic enforcement or individual cops have have figured out it’s not conducive to a long career, pension etc. Pulling over a urban black male for an expired tag is dangerous to your career and your life. I think common sense would tell us a data study on auto accidents would show those deemed at fault have a higher than average lack of valid drivers licenses, lapsed car registrations and no insurance.

  75. I was walking on the sidewalk near where I live when a late-model Cadillac racing up the street slammed on the brakes near where I was standing.
    For a moment, I thought this was a Mafia “hit” and I was a dead man.
    My feeling of relief that I was still standing was short lived. The driver was a newly divorced woman of my acquaintance who stopped to say, “Hi!”

    Sounds like it was a fine opportunity to get some Pork Action.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @prosa123

    Ah, yes. The overlooked B-52's classic, Pork Action. Down! Down!

  76. @Muggles
    Speaking of Canada and traffic enforcement, I just returned from a week + trip to the Banff Park area and the highway to/from Kelowna BC.

    CN 1 is the major east-west highway route across Canada, which was almost all of the road we drove.

    Parts of it are of US Interstate quality (wide shoulders, Jersey barriers or wide space between opposite lanes, at least two lanes each direction, sometimes more) but much of it through the mountains is not much better than a two lane state highway.

    While there are often extra lanes on the sides for entrance and exit onto CN 1, these are not controlled access exits/entrances. No loops or circular controls, overhead bridges for cross traffic, etc.

    Much of this highway is trafficked with large semi trucks, some with dual trailers. While the mountain routes are difficult, so are the ones in Colorado and the northwest US.

    It is surprising that there aren't more crashes. We saw in front of us a large semi, just past a "mandatory brake inspection area" for trucks, smoking brakes for at least a mile downward. There was so much brake smoke it looked like the trailer was on fire for a while. In more than 50 years of driving I've never seen truck brakes smoke like that. Didn't jackknife but those brake pads must have been largely gone. And another 150 miles of mountain driving ahead...

    Also, in roughly 600 miles of driving, we never once saw any kind of highway patrol, Mountie, or even a park police car. Zero traffic "enforcement." Few of the Canadians were driving the posted speed limits. We quickly adopted the local habits.

    At once point outside of Calgary there were signs warning of "aircraft traffic patrol" with some lines painted on the highway (I've seen a few in the US) but like in the US, never saw any aircraft.

    So, Canada is surprisingly cop free. Major western highway is somewhat primitive in places per US standards. Road signs are scarce and Canadians generally don't like helpful signage of any sort, particularly near heavily used tourist parking areas.

    Notable billboard (one of the few we saw) outside of Kelowna: "BC State Police Violate Individual Rights." Couldn't tell who sponsored that one. It made my day...

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @clifford brown

    Also, in roughly 600 miles of driving, we never once saw any kind of highway patrol, Mountie, or even a park police car.

    I think department budgets are stretched everywhere in North America, thus leading to fewer speed patrols.

    Heck, earlier this year there was a county sheriff in Michigan that admitted his department would only respond to the worst emergencies because his department fuel budget was used up halfway through the year.

    At once point outside of Calgary there were signs warning of “aircraft traffic patrol” with some lines painted on the highway (I’ve seen a few in the US) but like in the US, never saw any aircraft.

    I believe I’ve seen one or two airborne speed patrols on major thoroughfares in the US in the past.

    I can’t imagine they have the budgets to run these right now with costs for everything going up.

  77. @Muggles
    Speaking of Canada and traffic enforcement, I just returned from a week + trip to the Banff Park area and the highway to/from Kelowna BC.

    CN 1 is the major east-west highway route across Canada, which was almost all of the road we drove.

    Parts of it are of US Interstate quality (wide shoulders, Jersey barriers or wide space between opposite lanes, at least two lanes each direction, sometimes more) but much of it through the mountains is not much better than a two lane state highway.

    While there are often extra lanes on the sides for entrance and exit onto CN 1, these are not controlled access exits/entrances. No loops or circular controls, overhead bridges for cross traffic, etc.

    Much of this highway is trafficked with large semi trucks, some with dual trailers. While the mountain routes are difficult, so are the ones in Colorado and the northwest US.

    It is surprising that there aren't more crashes. We saw in front of us a large semi, just past a "mandatory brake inspection area" for trucks, smoking brakes for at least a mile downward. There was so much brake smoke it looked like the trailer was on fire for a while. In more than 50 years of driving I've never seen truck brakes smoke like that. Didn't jackknife but those brake pads must have been largely gone. And another 150 miles of mountain driving ahead...

    Also, in roughly 600 miles of driving, we never once saw any kind of highway patrol, Mountie, or even a park police car. Zero traffic "enforcement." Few of the Canadians were driving the posted speed limits. We quickly adopted the local habits.

    At once point outside of Calgary there were signs warning of "aircraft traffic patrol" with some lines painted on the highway (I've seen a few in the US) but like in the US, never saw any aircraft.

    So, Canada is surprisingly cop free. Major western highway is somewhat primitive in places per US standards. Road signs are scarce and Canadians generally don't like helpful signage of any sort, particularly near heavily used tourist parking areas.

    Notable billboard (one of the few we saw) outside of Kelowna: "BC State Police Violate Individual Rights." Couldn't tell who sponsored that one. It made my day...

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @clifford brown

    I remember being pretty excited to drive on the grandiose sounding Trans-Canadian Highway only to find much of it cramped and low speed compared to the States. It was kind of shocking and frustrating as I planned my travel times with an American West mindset. I found the mountain roads well maintained, but there were very few stretches of road where you could recklessly speed, even if you wanted to.

  78. @Bill Jones
    @The Anti-Gnostic


    A big sociological phenomenon going on right now is declining religious worship. I don’t think irreligious societies are very healthy.
     
    Anecdotally, I hear a fair few people interested in the Orthodox Churches.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    Yes. I’m intimately familiar with the phenomenon. The problem is Orthodoxy is even more alien to American culture than Catholicism.

    The other problem is the ecclesiology is pretty wrecked at this point. There is a nascent movement among American Orthodox to go ahead and declare autocephaly.

    https://ocl.org/a-resolution-for-autocephaly/

  79. @Polistra
    @prosa123

    Ah yes, the Andy Warhol shooter. She claimed to be the founder of a sexual terrorist group, called SCUM for 'Society for Cutting Up Men'.

    Sadly, she's gone now, and the only remaining members are known as "Alden" and Prosa". And the group has been renamed to the 'Society for Cutting Up the MEN of UNZ'. Wish them well, gentlemen. Wish them well.

    Replies: @Alden

    My goals re: The Men of UNZ have been achieved. No longer are there 5 paragraph comments typed with one hand advocating sex with 10 to 14 year old girls. As filled the site back around 2016 when I followed Steve to UNZ.

    As long as you Men of UNZ don’t defend rape Epstein/Maxwell and sex with 10 to 14 year old girls I will make nice.

    But dancing for joy when a White woman is murdered by blacks or advocating sex with 10 to 14 year old girls then I’ll be as nasty as you men are.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Alden


    But dancing for joy when a White woman is murdered by blacks or advocating sex with 10 to 14 year old girls then I’ll be as nasty as you men are.
     
    But IT'S STILL GOING ON!!! Only....it's in your head, which (it turns out) is the only place it was happening to begin with. We know this because you've been given many, many opportunities to provide evidence for your obscene rants and you have yet to show anything.

    Replies: @but an humble craftsman

  80. @Alden
    @Polistra

    My goals re: The Men of UNZ have been achieved. No longer are there 5 paragraph comments typed with one hand advocating sex with 10 to 14 year old girls. As filled the site back around 2016 when I followed Steve to UNZ.

    As long as you Men of UNZ don’t defend rape Epstein/Maxwell and sex with 10 to 14 year old girls I will make nice.

    But dancing for joy when a White woman is murdered by blacks or advocating sex with 10 to 14 year old girls then I’ll be as nasty as you men are.

    Replies: @Polistra

    But dancing for joy when a White woman is murdered by blacks or advocating sex with 10 to 14 year old girls then I’ll be as nasty as you men are.

    But IT’S STILL GOING ON!!! Only….it’s in your head, which (it turns out) is the only place it was happening to begin with. We know this because you’ve been given many, many opportunities to provide evidence for your obscene rants and you have yet to show anything.

    • Replies: @but an humble craftsman
    @Polistra

    Alden, can't you please cut it out?
    Your premise is, was, and will be silly.

  81. @Polistra
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I'll explain, just once, but you may not like it.


    Eh, pathetic, schmathetic. As a wise man once said, On the internet, nobody knows you’re actually a dog.
     
    Which was my point about your embarrassing bragging. Do you get it now?

    Besides, who is looking up whose old throwaway comments? What is your conception of pathetic?
     
    You flatter yourself, as is your habit. No one looked up anything. I screencapped that yesterday when I happened upon it because it was so over the top. Then next thing I know you're at it again. What am I supposed to do, hold my tongue? I usually do, but bloviating blowhards sometimes require medicine. And your tall tale? Worth capping. You should read it again and see if you can figure out why. I've dropped a few hints.

    This sort of thing is supposed to be fun, not grievous.
     
    It's fun for me ;)

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    So, let me get this straight…

    Bitter unfunny weirdo expresses bitter unfunny weirdness, film at eleven.

    Onya, mate.

  82. @Anon
    @epebble

    Immigrants are substantially less likely to be involved in traffic accidents than native born Americans.

    Replies: @epebble, @Muggles, @Brutusale, @Hereward the Woke

    In my region, and I’ve seen nothing suggesting that it’s any different across the US, Central Americans punch way above their weight in both drunk driving and vehicular homicide.

  83. @prosa123
    I was walking on the sidewalk near where I live when a late-model Cadillac racing up the street slammed on the brakes near where I was standing.
    For a moment, I thought this was a Mafia “hit” and I was a dead man.
    My feeling of relief that I was still standing was short lived. The driver was a newly divorced woman of my acquaintance who stopped to say, “Hi!”


    Sounds like it was a fine opportunity to get some Pork Action.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Ah, yes. The overlooked B-52’s classic, Pork Action. Down! Down!

  84. @Anon
    @epebble

    Immigrants are substantially less likely to be involved in traffic accidents than native born Americans.

    Replies: @epebble, @Muggles, @Brutusale, @Hereward the Woke

    I could readily believe that in raw rates of accidents per capita. Is it true after you adjust for miles driven, since immigrants own cars at lower rates and are more urban?

  85. @Polistra
    @Alden


    But dancing for joy when a White woman is murdered by blacks or advocating sex with 10 to 14 year old girls then I’ll be as nasty as you men are.
     
    But IT'S STILL GOING ON!!! Only....it's in your head, which (it turns out) is the only place it was happening to begin with. We know this because you've been given many, many opportunities to provide evidence for your obscene rants and you have yet to show anything.

    Replies: @but an humble craftsman

    Alden, can’t you please cut it out?
    Your premise is, was, and will be silly.

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