Monday, September 25, 2017

If a Victim Uses a Gun to Stop a Mass Murder...

Then it doesn't qualify as mass murder, does it?  So another case where a good guy with a gun failed to stop a mass murder.  9/24/17 Nashville channel 5:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - At least one person was killed and seven others injured in an a shooting at an Antioch church.
Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department identified the woman killed as 39-year-old Melanie Crow Smith from Smyrna. Smith was walking to her vehicle after the church service ended. She died at the scene.
Police rushed to the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ on Pin Hook Road around 11:15 Sunday morning on reports of several people shot. Reports stated the shooting happened as services were letting out.
Authorities said the gunman, later identified as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, arrived in the parking lot in a blue SUV. He was reportedly wearing a neoprene half face mask. Reports stated Samson, who moved here from Sudan in 1996, has been living in Murfreesboro. He was a legal US resident but not necessarily a US citizen, according to police....
During the struggle, Samson’s gun discharged, hitting himself in the left chest.  The wound sent him to the floor.  Engle, despite his head injuries, ran out to his car in the parking lot and retrieved a pistol he then held Samson at gunpoint until police arrived.  

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Free Speech Needs to Go

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/13/the-great-wall-of-uc-berkeley-vs-baby-face-shapiro/  UC Berkeley leftist raving leftist (surprise, surprise) aegis that the First Amendment should be reinterpreted to exclude "hate speech," by which she means Ben Shapiro.  While we are at it, we should resist the Stromberg decision that struck down California law against flying the Communist flag, and resume enforcement of the loyalty oath that when I briefly worked as a TA for a state university still required.  The left simply has no awareness to what extent their hate-filled rhetoric is protected by the First Amendment.

Hat tips: Small Dead Animals,  and Campus Reform.

Slow Learner

9/22/17 New York Post reports on a teacher already arrested in 2015 for sex with a student getting arrested again on same charge.

http://nypost.com/2017/09/22/middle-school-teacher-arrested-for-having-sex-with-student-again/

Respect Yourself

Remember this song?  Clinton is accusing women who backed Trump of "disrespecting themselves" http://fortune.com/2017/09/23/hillary-clinton-women-who-support-trump-are-publicly-disrespecting-themselves/

All I can think of,  from the woman whose aides called the women who accused her husband of rape "tramps," is an incident some years ago in Boise.   A woman scalped another woman for disrespecting women, then dropped her at the ER.

Why do the leftist media keep giving this delusional sore loser so much press?   I think they are preparing for her to run again in 2020.  This should guarantee an easy victory for Trump  especially in a strong economy.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Is There Data Showing Average Age of Housing by Race

I have long wondered if lead poisoning might explain both high murder rates and lower average IQs among blacks.  Lead poisoning causes violence and aggression and when children are poisoned,  mental retardation.   Since lead was removed from house paint in 1978, homes with leaded paint are automatically older homes, which means ghetto homes are high risk.

John Donohue some years ago claimed the decline in murder rates in the 1990s was because Roe v. Wade aborted a whole generation of black men, just in time to explain the fall in murder rates.   Donohue's  paper was a turd in a punchbowl.  Pro-choice did not want to admit that murder was racially specific;  conservatives were not interested in finding any silver lining in Roe.

Dr. Lott has argued that Donohue is mistaken because legal abortion was very common in many states commonly believed to be affected by Roe v. Wade.  Some states actually had lower abortion rates after Roe.

Anyway, I am curious to see if there is a correlation between race and pre-1978 houses, especially before 1978.  (Many blacks living in leaded housing in 1978 may not be today.)

I realize it would not be PC to find an environmental cause for two very destructive racial differences, and worse, a problem that we could fix in a generation,   but you have to chase truth where it leads.

To my surprise,  Mother Jones has published an article aimed at lead in gasoline

I Wish That I Had Been Paid That Well

$437,000 for 8 months of work.  Some fatcat CEO?  No.  9/22/17 APTN News:
The former Liberal candidate appointed by Indigenous-Crown Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett to conduct consultations on First Nation child welfare issues was given a $437,000 contract to do eight months of work, according to internal documents.
Bennett appointed Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, chair of truth and reconciliation at Lakehead University, as her special representative on child welfare in August 2016. The appointment, which ended on March 31, was made following the January 2016 ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal which found Ottawa discriminated against First Nation children by under-funding child welfare services on-reserve.
Chair of truth and reconciliation?  How do I create such a program at my college?
Wesley-Esquimaux, who ran for the Liberals in 2011, was required to conduct consultations on child welfare, act as a mediator and conduct media interviews and produce a report on the issue, according to the contract obtained by NDP MP Charlie Angus.
A lot of 80 hour days with sweat and suffering, I am sure.

Hat tip Small Dead Animals.

The Success of Obamacare

Axios has a map of counties and the number of insurers available under Obamacare from 2014 to 2017.  No need tp repeal Obamacare; at current rates of insurer drop out and rate increases, Democrats will be claiming the Republicans forced them to pass Obamacare.