[PJMedia] There have been 353 murders in Chicago so far this year, ahead of 2020’s pace and far ahead of 2019’s. Chicago’s summer shooting season has just begun, and it appears nothing is being done to slow the trend.
there are still Chicago cops doing what they can to stem the violent crime that plagues so many of the city’s neighborhoods.
The drop in law enforcement can be seen in the arrest rates for murder in Chicago. during the 90's, the arrest rate for murder was 30%. This was a low rate, but justified because the chief suspect in each case would themselves be shot before the police could arrest them.
Now the arrest rate in Chicago is less than 10%, and it is obvious that the police are no longer a deterant to criminal activity.
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[via The Washington Gazette] One of the most controversial and heavily debated responses to the pandemic, and one that was and continues to be used by various governments, is Shelter in Place (SIP) orders, commonly referred to as lockdowns. This week saw Australia institute another SIP for the Greater Sydney region in New South Wales. These SIP orders have become familiar in news coverage, and in the logic they use to combat the pandemic. Countless articles and studies lauded these policies as being some of the best ways to prevent deaths from the pandemic.
While familiar in form and logic, evidence about SIP’s long-run effectiveness remains scant. Many of the claims about their efficacy have come from epidemiological models that have largely failed to accurately predict real-world outcomes from the pandemic. In the face of this issue and in an attempt to better understand the long-run effects, measures beyond simply counting cases and deaths directly from Covid have moved to the front of many policy discussions. Increasingly, references to excess deaths have dominated discussions of the pandemic and how to respond to it.
Average weight gain in the US during the lockdown was 29 pounds. The long term health effects of that extra weight alone will far outweigh any reduction in COVID deaths. And keep in mind that the lockdowns were never meant to reduce deaths, just spread them out. Flatten the curve, not reduce the area under the curve.
Earlier this week a court in Lisbon found that given all the evidence 0.9% of all deaths attributed to the Wuhan flu actually killed the victim. The remainder having tested positive although dying of other causes.
[ET] The Chinese Communist Party regards the United States as an enemy and utilizes American’s kindness to grab resources and develop itself, according to a veteran ideology professor for the party’s Central Party School.
"The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) teaches the people to hate the United States ... has consistently, from 1949 to this day, promoted anti-American sentiment," CCP insider and retired professor Cai Xia wrote in an article published by the Hoover Institution on June 29 (pdf). "The words I have been most familiar with since kindergarten and primary school are phrases such as ’stop the American imperialist wolves,’" she said of her experience growing up in communist China.
Cai then gave an example of the result of the CCP’s anti-American education. "Once, I bought a toy pistol and gave it to a six-year-old boy. The boy played with it and blurted out: ’Kill the Yankees.’"
Perceiving the United States as its enemy, the CCP regime uses any method it can to benefit from America.
Believing "there can never be too much deception in war," Cai wrote, "the CCP took advantage of opportunities for economic and cultural exchanges to sneakily acquire economic, commercial, technological, political, and military intelligence. In particular, the theft of high-tech research results is not only carried out in foreign companies within China but also by Chinese students and scholars who go abroad and may be required to ’cooperate’ with certain agencies to filch various information."
However, although Americans have been cheated by the CCP for over 40 years, many U.S. elites "still regard the CCP regime as an authoritarian one," Cai resigned.
Nixon only went there to split the communist world. The plan to make them democratic with engagement was a good one, but died in 1989 in Tianenmen Square. But Bill Clinton and the neo-liberals couldn't resist admitting them to the WTO, and they made a freaking fortune. Had the benefit of devastating the American working class, too.
But Bill Clinton and the neo-liberals couldn't resist admitting them to the WTO, and they made a freaking fortune.
Standard operating procedure for the Chinese when it comes to dealing with "christians". they are always seduced by money, always. Chinese history is rife with examples but who bothers to study history these days, certainly NO "politician".
The most frustrating thing is that they are destroying us with wealth we transferred to them through our deindustrialization
Our leaders over the past 40+ years simply would not treat them like dishonest, racist, enemies of all we used to hold. The American century has ended, are we to face an American eclipse or the Chinese Century. That question increasingly seem to have a tragic flavor of Ozymandias.
"New confidential documents and letters recently obtained by The Verge also demonstrate that the company [SpaceX] deliberately ignored safety warnings in the hours leading up to a December launch, which ended in a massive explosion. "
What a load of crap. The rocket did everything perfectly up to the moment it needed to reignite its engines -- that failed and the "massive explosion" was it crashing into the landing pad.
This whole article reads like a bureaucrat whose upset private ventures are making progress and threatening his rice bowl.
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[Reagan Library] "The Speech" is what Ronald Reagan called it. Today we call it, "A Time for Choosing," and it was a pivotal turning point in Ronald Reagan's life.
Ronald Reagan began a long side-career of public speaking as his acting career closed out. He traveled across the country meeting Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, Chambers of Commerce and any other civic-minded local groups. This continued and intensified during his service as the General Electric spokesperson while hosting their sponsored television series. "The Speech" was delivered in various forms and to different audiences as each word was honed, measured and memorized.
During the 1964 Presidential campaign, Republican party officials in California, who knew Reagan's powerful message and delivery, asked him to film a speech on behalf of the Republican candidate, Barry Goldwater. The speech was aired on October 27, 1964 and it was electrifying. Donations to the Republican party and candidates increased dramatically.
The Republican Party took note and they targeted Reagan as a candidate from that point forward. He agreed in 1966 to run for Governor of California. He won two terms, and eventually won the Presidency.
The impressive thing, aside from the rhetorical quality of The Speech, is how current it remains. All the numbers would have to be increased by several orders of magnitude, and some references changed, but otherwise it's good to go. For example:
"We have so many people who can't see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one. So they're going to solve all the problems of human misery through government and government planning. Well, now, if government planning and welfare had the answer -- and they've had almost 30 [make that 85 or so] years of it -- shouldn't we expect government to read the score to us once in a while? Shouldn't they be telling us about the decline each year in the number of people needing help? The reduction in the need for public housing?"
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.