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Home Front: Culture Wars
Urban Institute Researchers: Lack of white folks responsible for Chicago Income Disparity, Homicide Rate
[PJ] WASHINGTON ‐ Chicago’s South Shore is three blocks from Lake Michigan and runs adjacent to Jackson Park, a public space designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, one of the architects of Central Park. A commuter rail system delivers residents to downtown in 10 minutes, and the neighborhood is a mix of single-family homes with well-manicured lawns and dense urban housing.

South Shore is also 96 percent African-American and lacks access to high-quality public schooling. It’s not uncommon for residents to pay $20,000 or more for private education. Meanwhile, the commercial corridor vacancy rate hovers above 30 percent, and the neighborhood is not immune from Chicago’s historically high murder rate, which saw nearly 800 people killed in 2016.

Joanna Trotter, senior program officer for the Chicago Community Trust, described these contrasts on Friday while discussing the inequality she says pervades American metropolitan areas, brought on by economic segregation that Urban Institute researchers insist is getting worse.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2017 04:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [313 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
(1) All white people are racist.
(2) White-frei neighborhoods are dysfunctional.
Conclusion
Racism is essential to social functioning.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/23/2017 4:48 Comments || Top||

#2  The article offers little in the way of solutions or remedies.

Stiffer penalties for rural living must be enacted to offset the obvious disparity and scourge of apartheid. Placing federally funded education and healthcare facilities in urban areas will force a return migration.

Rural areas can be used for correctional facilities, which will bring inner-city visitors to less populated rural areas to see their incarcerated loved ones. This will encourage eventual re-location and spread criminal activity more evenly.

Rural areas can declared Federal Eco-friendly, Wildlife Zones and can be placed off-limits for human habitation. Profits from Natural resources (oil & gas) exploration in these controlled zones can be redirected to vital government income redistribution programs.

Problem urban areas can be saturated with H-1B holders. This will assist re-integration efforts, encourage entrepreneurship, work ethic, and thrift (See San Francisco's Chinatown).

There, now why has no one else thought of that ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2017 4:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Over at Zblog, the guy has a 'theory' called "magic dirt". Where ever white people live is 'magic dirt', and life is better there. Whites are the only ones who can tell where and when 'magic dirt' exists.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/23/2017 8:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Urban Institute Researchers: Lack of white folks Black folks responsible for Chicago Income Disparity, Homicide Rate

Same headline with a different spin. What a difference that makes, huh?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/23/2017 9:54 Comments || Top||

#5  ..did they plot the upper and middle class blacks living in Chicago neighborhoods?

Did they also identify poor white neighborhoods and correlate the homicide rate as well?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/23/2017 10:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Chicago has been under Democrat leadership for a very long time. The crime environment has been created and fostered by Donks. Don't blame the rest of us.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/23/2017 10:48 Comments || Top||

#7  So we need to force an appropriate number of white folks to move into Chicago.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/23/2017 10:58 Comments || Top||

#8  #7 So we need to force an appropriate number of white folks targets to move into Chicago.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/23/2017 11:11 Comments || Top||

#9  Those that want to work will be shipped off with their families to business sponsored locations. Those that don't will be put in secured areas and have their welfare cut off and let nature take its course.

Those that work thrive. Those that don't die.

Simple enough solution and it applies to everyone regardless of race, sex, religion or orientation.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/23/2017 12:47 Comments || Top||

#10  I thought every white free society was utopia?!!?!?!? How can this be?
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/23/2017 14:22 Comments || Top||

#11  Meanwhile, the commercial corridor vacancy rate hovers above 30 percent...

What DarthVader said - it's all about the work ethic. Idiot grant hoggers should stop inventing problems like 'economic segregation' and call it what it is - a serious absence of work ethic across sizable swaths of US citizens, encouraged and cheered on by Democrats.
Posted by: Raj || 07/23/2017 14:28 Comments || Top||

#12  absence of work ethic across sizable swaths of US citizens job desert!
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 07/23/2017 14:56 Comments || Top||

#13  Don't be silly, #5 P2k. Of course they didn't.
Posted by: Barbara || 07/23/2017 15:11 Comments || Top||

#14  It isn't counter-intuitive to recognize that when you subsidize something, you get more of it. Equal opportunity has become the expectation of equal outcome with no correlation to effort or achievement.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/23/2017 17:14 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Target Trump: Use of Police State Tactics Is Un-American
[American Thinker] Never in American history has a sitting president (and his family) been hounded with unfounded criminal investigations as has President Trump. While still a candidate, the Democrats and their propaganda arm in the mainstream media brought forth the scurrilous charge of Russian collusion with not a shred of evidence to support their charge. It's a fishing expedition in search of a crime.

Not a week goes by without a new revelation of an alleged meeting between members of President Trump's cabinet or family members with perceived Russian agents. General Michael Flynn, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., and now Ivanka Trump whose security clearance is now being challenged have all been accused of collusion. That and the recent announcement by appointed Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller of his intent to broaden the investigation into Trump's businesses is symptomatic of tactics used by police states to threaten their opposition into compliance, surrender or removal. It is un-American and a danger to our Republic.

Last June, Fusion GPS, a Washington firm that specializes in opposition research for the Democratic Party hired Christopher Steele, a former M16 British spy to create a fake dossier to hurt Trump's candidacy and his Presidency. The plot was paid for by a reported Hillary Clinton backer. Although the dossier was unverified, John McCain, a vocal critic of President Trump, brought the unverified dossier to the United States and gave it to the FBI. Fusion then released the unverified dossier to the press and they along with Democratic operatives have been using it ever since to continue to harm the Trump administration.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2017 04:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Scurrilousness is what the Donks do; it's who they are. They have gone after every Republican President since Nixon for one thing or another. If the same standard existed for Democrats, both Clinton and Obama would have been run out of office for real crimes.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/23/2017 10:44 Comments || Top||


The President Has Himself, Not Sessions, to Blame for the Limitless Mueller Investigation
[National Review] President Donald Trump’s rant against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in an interview with the New York Times, is a foolish bit of revisionist history. Sessions erred in the rashness and overbreadth of his recusal from the Russia investigation, but the president has himself to blame for the appointment of a special counsel.

Trump is the one who hired Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. It is Rosenstein whose order appointing Robert Mueller fails to set limits on Mueller’s investigative jurisdiction, thereby authorizing the fishing expedition that has Trump so ballistic. Moreover, it was Trump’s own botching of the firing of FBI director James Comey that spooked Rosenstein, inducing him to appease furious Democrats by giving Mueller free rein. Trump has a point, though not as much of one as he seems to think, in saying that Sessions should not have recused himself.

I’ve argued that the recusal was unnecessary, or at least premature. The disqualification regulation on which Sessions relied calls for an attorney general to step aside if "a criminal investigation or prosecution" causes him a conflict of interest.

At the time of his recusal, the Russia probe was a counterintelligence investigation. (For all we know, it still is.) For the umpty-umpth time, a counterintelligence investigation is not a criminal investigation, and no criminal prosecutions have resulted from it. Thus, there was nothing for Sessions to recuse himself from.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I think this is a classical Judgmentof Solomon situation. Trump, for all his vulgarity and cynicism, cares about USA and wants to preserve it's essential institutions. The opposition (can't call this collection of the filthy rich) only cares about winning.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/23/2017 3:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Anyone who is very clean when it comes to an investigation has nothing to worry about. Corrupt investigators do have to worry about what happens to them if they loose the Media Smear that they hoped such an investigation produces.

The scope creep is an attempt to find SOMETHING criminal SOMEWHERE.

The only regret Trump probably has is what his children are going through after he asked them to assist in the White House. The left are a nasty bunch of jerks.
Posted by: Woozle Glaiger9616 || 07/23/2017 5:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Anyone who is very clean when it comes to an investigation has nothing to worry about.

Where's the "\sark" Woozle?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/23/2017 5:35 Comments || Top||

#4  To hell with National Review.

Frankly, I'm running out of web content worth visiting. Rant-burg, Drudge, and Insty. New Criterion and City Journal print editions. That's about it. Suggestions?
Posted by: KBK || 07/23/2017 7:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Anyone who is very clean when it comes to an investigation has nothing to worry about.

See, Holder, contempt of Congress. The era of "clean as Caesar's wife" is long past other than to losers who want to console themselves as losers. It's about power.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/23/2017 8:12 Comments || Top||

#6  cancelled my NRO email subscriptions and let them know why. F*ck the National Review Never-Trumpers. And Bill Kristol too. Smarmy elitist deep staters
Posted by: Frank G || 07/23/2017 9:57 Comments || Top||

#7  Consider this a novitiate for Trump. These first few months are OJT--he is a quick learner--It'll be all right. He has accomplished quite a bit in these first few months. He has not been able to drain the swamp fast enough to satisfy most of his voters. And he has not prosecuted the crooks from the last administration. People out here are frustrated by the many impediments placed in his path by Rinos, Donks, the media and the "deep swamp." Perhaps, there will be a cost in the next election for those who build impediments.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/23/2017 10:33 Comments || Top||

#8  OJT? Translation, please.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/23/2017 12:14 Comments || Top||

#9  On The Job Training (OJT)
Posted by: Rantburg Acronym Division || 07/23/2017 12:25 Comments || Top||

#10  I took NR off my reading plate awhile back as well, but IMO Andy McCarthy's analysis (at link) seems spot on.

Reference CI investigations vice Criminal Inquiries - There is grave danger to Trump... more likely to the bootlickers in his orbit...CI investigations can go wherever they need to - unlike criminal investigation which are limited. CI investigations are bound to report criminal activity whenever they come across it...

Posted by: Tennessee || 07/23/2017 13:47 Comments || Top||

#11  I used to read NR regulary, subscribing sometime after 1986. I cancelled the dead tree subscription about ten years ago. I can think of four things that eventually stopped me from reading it - them kicking out Derbyshire, then Ann Coulter, the death of WFB and their Never Trump issue from whenever it was. 'Twas nice knowing you guys...
Posted by: Raj || 07/23/2017 14:33 Comments || Top||

#12  On The Job Training (OJT)

Many thanks, Rantburg Acronym Division. :-)

Posted by: trailing wife || 07/23/2017 15:16 Comments || Top||

#13  re #4, try Ace of Spades HQ, a delightfully blunt blog with great art, pets, book ideas and amusing commentary. Discovered it last month and readi it twice a day now. The library and art pictures are worth the look, and the pet pics are usually a crackup!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/23/2017 17:17 Comments || Top||

#14  http://ace.mu.nu
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/23/2017 17:18 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Sympathy for terrorists: State Department touts Palestinian charade
[American Thinker] Judging by the standard used by the authors of State Department's reporting on Israel in the newly released Country Reports on Terrorism for 2016, the Palestinian terrorist who violently stabbed to death three Israelis and seriously wounded another as they celebrated the Shabbat and the birth of a new grandson should not be held responsible.

Why? Because as the State Department puts it, it is the "frustration" with and "perception" of Israel's policies that drives Palestinian terrorists to murder Israelis.

The State Department's report claims that the "[c]ontinued drivers of [Palestinian] violence" are Israel's policies. Accordingly, Palestinian terrorists like this one commit violence not because schools, television, newspapers, mosques, and social media are constantly inciting to violence against Israel and its Jewish citizens. Moreover, the report praises Mahmoud Abbas's "commitment to fight terrorism" and call for "culture of peace and tolerance and the renunciation of violence and extremism." It also notes that the "PA's Palestinian Broadcasting Company's code of conduct does not allow programming that encourages 'violence against any person or institution on the basis of race, religion, political beliefs, or sex.'" Apparently, in a thin effort to disguise State's siding with the Palestinians, the report admits that "[i]n practice, however, some instances of incitement took place via official media. There were also some instances of inflammatory rhetoric and the posting of political cartoons glorifying violence on official Fatah Facebook pages." "[S]ome instances"? Try every day, everywhere, all the time.

The Palestinian terrorists, according to the State Department, are driven to such extreme violence because of "lack of hope in achieving Palestinian statehood, Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank ... [and] the perception that the Israeli government was changing the status quo on the Haram Al Sharif/Temple Mount." Moreover, the report also blames the IDF for its effort to curb such violence "with tactics that the Palestinians considered overly aggressive."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2017 04:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under:

#1  One would've thought that with Saudi financial difficulties (have you hugged a fracker today?), they'd stop - they couldn't possibly be doing this for free, could they?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/23/2017 5:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Why? Because as the State Department puts it, it is the "frustration" with and "perception" of Israel's policies that drives Palestinian terrorists to murder Israelis.

Bullshit, there is no excuse for this.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/23/2017 10:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Since the perception comes directly from PA/Hamas/all other Moslem/Arab/Iranian/etc. groups' incitement going back to the 1920s, a disinterested observer would understand Israel is not the party at fault for the result.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/23/2017 12:24 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Truman would have agreed with Trump on the CIA in Syria
[American Thinker] Said the president: "For some time I have been disturbed by the way CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and, at times, a policy-making arm of the Government. ... [T]his quiet intelligence arm of the President has been so removed from its intended role that it is being interpreted as a symbol of sinister and mysterious foreign intrigue."

This dire warning about the propensity of the Central Intelligence Agency to go rogue came from Harry S. Truman.

Truman's call to "limit the CIA role to intelligence" was published in December 22, 1963, by the Washington Post (WaPo). The same newspaper is now decrying President Trump's decision to "end the CIA's covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, a move long sought by Russia, according to U.S. officials."

The move is a good one. The WaPo threw Russia into the reportorial mix purely to sully President Trump (and due to the intellectual deficiencies of correspondents incapable of teasing apart policy from political intrigue).

The 33rd U.S. president, a Democrat before the great deformation of that party, was first to issue the warning against the agency he had established. Not only was the newly founded intelligence arm of President Truman mutating into "a policy-making arm of government," but it was "a subverting influence in the affairs of other people," he cautioned.

In 1963, Truman was meditating on restoring the monster he had created "to its original assignment" of intelligence-gathering in the raw. The CIA's sole purpose was to keep the president apprised of information, unfiltered and un-politicized.

In 2017, Trump is dealing with a genie too powerful to beat back into the bottle.

So is this a screeching U-turn in Trump's foreign policy? Who knows, but in Syria, at least, President Trump is inching closer to delivering on a campaign promise. The president finally appears to be seeking a solution sans regime change, with strongman Bashar Assad still at the helm.

Curtailing this "symbol of sinister and mysterious foreign intrigue" ‐ stopping the CIA and the National Security Council (another of President Truman's metastatic creations) from fomenting more war in Syria and confrontation with Russia ‐ is a start. In ending the "covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria," Trump, hopefully, has disassociated from the "rebels." The little we know about these people is not good.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The WaPo threw Russia into the reportorial mix purely to sully President Trump (and due to the intellectual deficiencies of correspondents incapable of teasing apart policy from political intrigue).

One would almost think that WaPo is the mouthpiece for Christians In Action. "Due to intellectual deficiencies of its reporters...Tee Hee.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/23/2017 10:24 Comments || Top||

#2  The president finally appears to be seeking a solution sans regime change, with strongman Bashar Assad still at the helm.
Did Syria Declare War on USA? No. The Assad Regime is odious, yes, but what is our Casus Belli for declaring war imposing regime change on them? To poke Russia in the eye? Is this the 1980's again?
Posted by: magpie || 07/23/2017 17:30 Comments || Top||



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